Demonic Armageddon - Satan's ingathering
7 December 2013 (4 Tevet 5774) Torah #11 J³d°h³u Vayigash “And came near”
READINGS: Genesis 44:18- 47:27; Ezekiel 22:14-31; Revelation 9:1-21 (KJV)
Topic: Joseph gathers His family. He reveals himself to his brothers and gathers his remnant family in the midst of famine. His brothers came near and he gathers them unto himself. Joseph is a typology of another Savior, who has redeemed His people. The LORD desires none be lost but all wilfully accept the Gospel of Salvation. What lies ahead for Earth’s family - Our gathering to Heaven? In obedience, we are gathered to Messiah. Does the Kingdom of darkness have a final hour when they are gathered to Earth? Are Jacobs words (Gen 49:10) spoken over Judah prophetic! - A gathering out of an apostate world!
Genesis 45:1-13 (KJV) Joseph reveals himself to his brothers. When is the final gathering of the Jews and the “latter rain” outpouring of the Holy Spirit - The Great Tribulation! (Torah 5774 # 8 & 10)
Zec 12:10 “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”
The LORD desires that none be lost. He will temper some to re-gather them!
Sins of Jerusalem --Ezekiel 22:14-31 (KJV) He desires that none be lost. Some will be tempered to re-gather them! A pure and spotless Bride will be tempered as steel.
THE HEAT IS ON! A steeling of your mind and heart so that you will be found worthy of being gathered unto the eternal Kingdom.
2 Th 2:1 “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,”
This is a “catching-away” verse for the gathering of perfected righteous saints – a spotless Bride- in a pre-tribulation Rapture
2 Corinthians 11:2 “For I (Paul) am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” (1 Corinthians 4:14-17; Colossians 1:23-29)
At Yeshua’s appearance in the clouds at the sound of a trumpet – the dead in-Christ shall rise first then we who are alive shall be gathered to him (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18). The “catching-away” is termed the “gathering,” “the translation,” the harparzo, the rapterio, the rapture of the Overcomers. The perfected saints are removed from the Tribulation wrath of the Lamb. (1 Th 1:10, 5:9; Ro 5:9; Luke 21:36; Rev 3:10)
After the translation of the overcomers (the Church saints), the restrainer is removed. Then all moral restraint to curb evil is removed from planet Earth. Then unrestrained evil begets evil! The kingdom of darkness is thrown down to Earth from the second heaven. The Antichrist, false prophet and the dragon (Satan) deceive even the elect were it possible. Now only amoral darkness prevails. We can hardly imagine the evil demonic forces beyond the veil.
The unseen world of demons: Demons are in rank order of authority with a specific area of expertise.
Eph 6:10-13 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (11) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world (dominions), against spiritual wickedness in high places (thrones). Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Col. 1:16)
Walk away from the evil of the world! Don’t be a part of recruitment for that end-time demonic warfare, for woe to the inhabitants of Earth, for they will be deceived into accepting the “mark of the beast.” They become a “charged’-demonized- vanguard against the Lord.
How dark will be the spiritual darkness?
Mat 24:21 “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
Physical manifestations of the demonic! Revelation 9:1-21 (KJV)
Demonic infestation! An army of 200 million! It gets worse!
Rev 16:13-16 “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, togather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”
Spiritual warfare in heaven comes to Earth.
Rev 12:9 “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
Armies from heaven battle demonic armies of earth - An end-time demonic battle between demons and the rider on the white horse with His immortal, imperishable saints. (Rev. 19:11-16)
Rev 19:19 “And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.”
Rev 16:16 “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”
Occult, “charged” dark demonic forces and high-end technology will battle with Yeshua and His armies as they descend from the Heavens. (Russ Dizan-- R 19:19). Yeshua prevails and conquers with the sword out of His mouth. Don’t let the “fallen one” and his spiritual forces of darkness recruit you. Be aware of the ploy of the enemy to entice you with the things of this world.
In the Name of Jesus Christ, Yeshua Ha Mashiach, Salvation is now, today. … Receive it, while it is yet today!
Remember, being in-Christ as a new creation, you have Authority and Power in the NAME of Jesus Christ.
Luke 10:19-20 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
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30 November 2013 (25 Kislev 5774) Torah # 10 .¥e¦n Miketz “At the end”
READINGS: Genesis 41:1-44:17; 1 Chronicles 17:1-15; Acts 9:1-31 (KJV)
Topic: How is God’s end-time plan evident? God spoke to the prophets of old by words, thoughts, inspirations, dreams and visions to reveal His plan. Yes, in those former days, Abba spoke through His prophets, but in these days through His Son, Yeshua Jesus, Who has sent us the Holy Spirit to reveal all truth (John 14:16; John 14:26). “At the end,” in the latter Days, dreams and visions will foretell God’s people of His plan (Joel 2:28-29).
Genesis 41:15- 30 (KJV) Pharaoh’s dream of tribulations, famine, desolation, loss of human dignity, and oppression is authentication by two witnesses (Gen 41:32)! Is this a prophetic warning of the coming of the 7 year Tribulation!
God’s mercy has given America 34 shevuah, a week of years (34 X 7=238 years as of 2014)). But are we now facing the final Sh’mitah on God’s calendar (week of weeks counted from Joshua settling the Promise Land)? Note the next Sh’mitah (week of years) is
5775 and starts on Sukkoth of 2014. Are we in the Tribulation vestibule with Braxton Hicks contractions occurring before the birth pains of Antichrist’s Tribulation rule?
1 Chronicles 17:1-15 (KJV) God has been amongst His people dwelling in tents and in a movable Tabernacle, but His permanent dwelling place shall be in Jerusalem, at the place where “I have put my Name.” David, heed - listen, a son from your loins shall build God’s permanent Temple and “you shall be My people and I will be your God.” Yeshua will build the Millennial Temple (Zechariah 6:12-13). There is no Temple in the New Jerusalem!
Rev 21:21-23 “And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.”
Jerusalem is the City of our God, the Holy City, the place of God’s rest/peace - His Shalom. The days of a man’s life are numbered, but the days of Israel are innumerable!
Jesus appears in dreams and visions! Acts 9:1-9 (KJV)
Is this Prophetic? Act 9:9 “And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.”
“scales on their eyes!” Are the Jewish people approaching three days without “living water and the bread of life?”
Hosea 6:1-3 “Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”
A review of Daniel’s prophecy of 70 weeks (Daniel 9:24-27) and God’s Tribulation wrath.
“Think upon the wrath that shall be at the end, and the time of vengeance, when he shall turn away His face” (Sirach 18:24). The Jewish people’s blindness will not be removed until last 3 ½ years (The Great Tribulation).
Was Saul of Tarsus a humble man? (Phi 3:3-6)
Jesus authenticates Saul’s Vision…. Acts 9:10-18 (KJV) Ananias Confirms the Gospel message of salvation with healing and baptism of Saul (Paul). Jesus’ word was true – Paul would be restored for his Messianic ministry, as Abba’s immutable WORD is Yeshua.
Mat 24:35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
The narrow road to become an Overcomer! “… My words shall not pass away”--God’s Immutable WORD needs to be heard by everyone –both Jew & Gentile.
Why are we in the vestibule of Apostate times? –-----The Church is asleep!
Hos 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”
Amo 8:11 “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:”
Did Abba Father call you? What is your anointing in these vestibule days? The comforter anoints you “to do the will of the Father”- You have a Priestly anointing (Exodus 29:20).
1. Your ear to hear
Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
2. Your hand to do
James 2:26 “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
3. Your feet to go.
Ephesians 6:15 “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;” beautiful gospel feet
Prepare yourself now for the days ahead.
1. PREPARATION: Abide in the WORD and Jesus will abide in you (John 15:7). Put on Armor of God
1. PROPHETIC: Awareness: Know the signs of the time with its prophetic expectation
2. . AUTHORITY: Act with the authority of the WORD—“in Jesus’ Name.”
3. ALERT: Be watchful, vigilant, discerning …Acts 17:11
4. TORAH OBEDIENCE: Do the will of the Father.
5. HALACHAH: Your manifest walk as an Overcomer. They shall know you by your fruits.
Since Pentecost, God has spoken through His Son. So where do you stand today?
Act 2:16-18 “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:” Joel 2:28-29
Put your heart & mind to doing the will of the Father. Hear – do - walk (show halachah fruits). Be an Overcomer, and have Eternal life with the Lord (Rev 2:7).
Torah #9 (20 Kislev 5774) 23 November, 2013; (c¤J°h³u) Vayeshev “And he dwelt” Genesis 37:1 – 40:23; Amos 2:6 – 3:8; Acts 7:9 – 16
The study this week is devoted to strengthening your faith in Yeshua, by stating prophetically that He will dwell with us. For we see in the fact that he was foreordained to come to this earth to reconcile sinful man to his Heavenly Father through his self-sacrifice on the cross. All this has been prophesied long ago in the Torah Scriptures. The ancient Jewish rabbis speak of a messianic figure coming called Messiah ben Yosef, the Suffering Servant, whose life and ministry would parallel that of Joseph, yet these same rabbis fail to see that Yeshua has come as prophesied and we are now looking for the second coming when He will be called Messiah ben David. Were Joseph and Judah aware of the prophetic roles their lives were playing out while they were acting the parts? The brothers sought to shatter the ambitions of Joseph the dreamer, and it was Judah’s idea to sell him to slave traders. Likewise, Joseph must have felt that indeed his dreams were dashed when he found himself in the pit and then a slave in Egypt, and then a helpless prisoner far from home and family. Yet it was all part of God’s perfect plan and design. Greater purposes were being fulfilled on the Cosmic Chess Board of which no one could possibly be aware of. What lessons are there here for us? Though none of us are a Joseph or Judah, God still has a plan and purpose for each of our lives. Have you allowed those around you to deter you from that course? Are you walking in God’s perfect will so that He can bring to pass His plans and purposes in your life? The spirit of Antichrist is on a dramatic rise in this day and age. It is even alive in the Hebrew Roots where some are losing their faith in Yeshua. A few are even converting to Judaism, which denies the messiah and deity of Yeshua and the divine inspiration of the Brit Chadashah. Some of the blame for this can be laid at the feet of a few of the modern-day descendants of the non-believing Pharisees who use clever arguments to beguile the unstable and unlearned souls into humanistic reasoning (Isaiah 55:8) devoid of a living faith in Yeshua the Savior and Redeemer of man. Because of a spiritual blindness, unbelieving Jews ignore the numerous prophetic shadow-pictures pointing to Yeshua the Messiah contained in their own Hebrew Scriptures. (Genesis 37:1 – 11) No amount of clever reasoning on the part of those who deny the deity or the Salvation work of Yeshua the Messiah can bury that fact! Yet it has been revealed to your mind and heart, by the Holy Spirit to know and understand these truths.
Haftorah Reading — Amos 2:6–3:8
In the verses preceding this passage, God judges the nations surrounding Israel for the evil committed against Israel. Then God turns his attention to the Northern Kingdom and rebukes them for the evil they have done. Does God have higher standards for His people? (Amos 2:6 – 8) There are four sins that brought YHVH’s judgment upon Israel. “For three transgressions of Israel, and for four” And they are; (1) Perversion of justice; (2) oppression of the poor; (3) impurity; (4) indulgence with idolatry. In the Torah reading, Joseph’s brothers oppressed him unjustly. He was the younger brother and defenseless. They greedily sold him for a few pieces of silver. The rich and privileged Israelites in their backslid condition were doing the same to their poor and helpless brethren in Amos’ time. (Amos 2:11) God does not think much of this. Please listen, rich and powerful leaders had deluded themselves into thinking that they are beyond the arm of God’s justice, yet God warns them by reminding us of the judgment he brought against the Amorites. Let us learn from these passages about the wheels of God’s justice, sometimes they turn slowly. Though the poor may be oppressed at the hands of the rich, God still look after those among them who are righteous. God’s hand was upon Joseph accomplishing something much greater than Joseph could have known while in the midst of his trials. Let us take hope from these lessons. Let us walk in agreement with God and each other. (Amos 2:4; John 14:15; 1 John 2:3–6.) Remember God’s judgments upon a nation does not come without due warning and without cause. Adverse or punitive circumstances coupled with the sound of the watchman on the wall will call loudly to His people. Those who have eyes to see and ears to hear will not be caught unawares. God is trying to spiritually awaken this nation and plainly giving us foreboding warnings of impending judgment. What are you doing about it? (Amos 3:7) Many in religious circles claim to be a prophet, but not many fit the biblical definition of the true prophets. Are they truly warning God’s people to turn from sin and return to him as Amos did in (Amos 2:4)? Many are instead, tickling the ears by speaking of great revivals, great healings, and good things to come upon those who will listen to them and give them large amounts of money. Jeremiah gave warnings against the lying false prophets and their people (Jeremiah 23:9–40). So you will notice that many modern “prophets” more aptly fit the definition of the false prophets in Jeremiah.
B’rit Chadashah – Acts 7:9 – 16
And the patriarchs, moved with envy… The sons of Jacob and brothers of Joseph were filled with envy, and enraged at him, because of the evil report of them he brought to his father. Sold Joseph into Egypt… they sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver, who were going down to Egypt. But God was with him… He prospered him. And delivered him out of all his afflictions… Delivered from the evil designs of his brothers and from all the miseries of a prison. And gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh King of Egypt… Joseph was very dear to the king; but not through his knowledge of magic arts, but on account of the wisdom which God gave him. And he made him governor over Egypt… a deputy governor under him. And his entire house… he had the affairs of the kingdom given to him and the domestic affairs of Pharaoh, he was steward of his household. And now one last point of salvation, “And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh. Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls”. (Acts 7:13-14 KJV)
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16 November 2013 (13 Kislev 5774) Torah Study #8 j‹k§J°h³u Vayishlach “And he sent”
READINGS: Genesis 32:4 - 36:43; Isaiah 42:1-18; John 6:41-59 (KJV)
Topic: “And He (the LORD) sent” Jacob on a perilous, prophetic journey home wherein Jacob encountered strife with Laban, wrestles with an angel of the LORD and must contend with the anger and revenge of his brother, Esau. How does the Esau/ Jacob struggle end? Our struggle with the adversary will only end by our seeking righteousness in Christ (1 Pe 2:9). THE Esau/ Jacob struggle reveals God’s plan to divide and conquer. This prophetic conflict between good and evil can only be resolved by the “seed” of the woman. “And He (Abba) sent” Yeshua with the Gospel message, so that all may freely partake of the “living water” and “bread of life” so that we can be baptized into the Body of Christ. Those baptized into the Body of Christ (1Co 12:13) are kept pure by fire! Those He loves He will also chasten (Mat 3:10-12), but in such a time of chastening deny Him not, as we will prevail in the struggle by The Holy Spirit (2 Ti 2:12; Mat 10:33). Be an overcomer in white linen (Rev 3:5).
Genesis 32:6-12 (KJV) Jacob meets Esau.
Gen 33:2 “And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.”
This is a plan to preserve the toldot (generations) of Jacob. The sons of Jacob: (Genesis 35:23-26). Observe how Jacob chose his battle ground and separated his family into two bands. Likewise, Abba separates Israel into Ephraim & Judah. (Jer 33:14,24)
Mic 5:7-8 “And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men. And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.”
Jacob’s seed is sown amongst the Gentiles: A prophecy of 2 camps.
Eze 4:13 “And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.”
Hos 8:6-8 “For from Israel was it (idolatry) also: the workman made it (golden calf); therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces. For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up. Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.”
Jer 16:19 “O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.”
Mal 1:11 “For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.”
Isaiah 42:1-9 (KJV) Who is the servant, the bruised reed, smoking flax, the judge, the creator, the sent-one called by the LORD, the one that heals the blind and opens the prison and brings light to darkness ?
Abba sent the “seed” of Abraham’s loin to bring redemption for man’s sin debt, so that Millennial peace and everlasting life is given to all who believe – the OVERCOMER- 2 Bands (Jew and Gentile)!
He came to His own first with the Gospel. John 6:41-51 (KJV)
Salvation for all who believe - Jew and Gentile. One Church, One Messiah, One Father God. The Camp of the Gentiles has always been in Abba’s Plan.
Isaiah 11: 10-12 “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
When do the Jews join the Church of the First-born? It is an end-time Culminating event!
Dan 9:27 “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”
The River Jabbok, the prophetic stage of Jacob/Esau, culminates in the Obadiah Conflict depicting Esau against Judah and Joseph. This is the time in which we now live- the vestibule to the 70th week of Daniel. This vestibule is testified by the Scriptures a time of a falling away of the Church and evil prevailing (2 Th 2:3). Let us examine this by reviewing the 70 weeks of Daniel (Daniel 9:24-27). In the middle of that 70th week (Great Tribulation) the Jews will return to recognize Jesus as their Messiah. Then the two bands are united as one in Messiah. Jesus will be King and Lord over all Overcomers. Millennial peace and unity prevails for the two bands that were separated in the wilderness of the River Jabbok.
Isa 11:6-8 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.”
Millennial peace and unity in Jacob’s family
Torah # 7; 11-09-2013, 6 Kislev 5774 (t‡m¯h³u) Vayetze “And he went out” Readings: Genesis 28:10 - 32:3; Hosea 12:13 – 14:9; John 8:47; 1 Peter 2:7 – 8; Luke 2:34; 2Corinthians 2:14 – 16. Topic: Are you out in the world?
When most believers in Yeshua think of the word gospel what immediately comes to mind is the basic salvation message of the New Testament. Yet in several places in the Old Testament Scriptures, the writers put forth the idea of the eternal nature of the gospel message; that is, that the same message taught by Yeshua, Peter or Paul. This is the exact message preached to the ancients including the Patriarchs. And now we see this same message being given to Jacob in the dream of the ladder to heaven. This is the central message of these passages and who the central figure of the gospel is. If the message of redemption and the blood atonement were preached to these people of the Hebrew Scriptures, then does it follow that as we look back to the cross (and to Yeshua) God’s people who lived prior to the cross simply looked forward to it? Yeshua has given us a promise that if we live as a righteous man He will be with us by grace, through faith in Yeshua. (Genesis 28:12 KJV) “And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it”. This points out to us Yeshua is the way to His Father, of access unto Him, and acceptance with Him, by which He communicates the blessings of His grace to men, and by which they ascend to God with their prayers and praises to Him: as also as being the way to heaven. This shows our appointment in Him, Redemption by Him, regeneration by His Spirit and grace, the several graces of His Spirit, faith, hope, and love, justification by His righteousness, pardon by His blood, adoption through Him, and the resurrection of the dead. (Genesis 28:15 KJV) “And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of”. The Lord promises to keep Jacob (Israel) from beasts of prey, in lonesome places through which he might travel; from thieves and robbers, to whom he might be exposed; from his brother Esau, and all his ill designs against him; and from being always under the bondage of Laban, into which he would be brought; and then the Lord says, “and will bring thee again into this land: the land of Canaan”, which was entailed to him. Now as seen in (Genesis 31:1 – 3) Jacob builds a complete family in “exile” consisting of twelve tribal leaders. The Lord tells Jacob to return to the Promised Land of Canaan, on the way he had to encounter Esau (or Edom) who is the father of many of the modern day Arab peoples. This is a prophetic picture of the Jews returning to their homeland. It is happening in our time as the exiled Jews return to Israel—their homeland. Edom or Esau is currently opposing their return and openly vowing to annihilate them. What (or who) is really behind this opposition to Israel’s (Jacob’s) inheriting his birthright that includes a land inheritance whose borders are from Egypt to the Euphrates River in modern Iraq?
Haftorah Reading: Hosea 12:13 – 14:10
“Ephraim provoked him to anger most bitterly: therefore shall he leave his blood upon him, and his reproach shall his Lord return unto him.” (Hosea 12:14 KJV) As we go into Hosea we see a Redemption of God’s people, they are not adhering to the vow and the Covenant that God had made to Jacob, and that Jacob had made to God Almighty. Ephraim had provoked God in a most bitter manner, to bitter anger, vehement wrath and fury. Because of their sins, which are in their own nature bitter, displeasing to God; and in their effects bring bitterness and death on those that commit them; meaning particularly their idolatry, and all belonging to it; their idols, high places, altars. And God shall He leave his blood upon him that is to say the blood of innocent persons, prophets, and other Godly men shed by Israel; the sin of it shall be charged upon him, and he shall bear the punishment of it. God will punish those that shed Innocent blood. Also Israel (the church) has rejected her God, and has gone after other gods. We see the church continued spilling the blood of those sent by the Lord to tell the church to repent and that only through the Blood of Yeshua are they saved. The church has not heeded the Word of God and so He says, “I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them. O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help”. (Hosea 13:8-9 KJV) Caul (gor) meaning, “A masculine noun referring to an enclosure, a chest. It refers to the part of the body enclosing the heart, the chest cavity.” And then as the Lord always tells His people, “I will be your King, where is any other that might save.” (Hosea 13:10 KJV) Now we have the finale warning, “Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up”. (Hosea 13:16 KJV) As with a loving God He gives us a way to be saved, it is recorded as wisdom, “Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? Prudent and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein”. (Hosea 14:9 KJV) For us to be prudent and to have understanding Yeshua tells how this is done, “He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God”. (John 8:47 KJV) And then through Peter He says some will only find an offence. (1 Peter 2:7 – 8) As recorded in a letter sent to the Corinthians we are told we have victory in our salvation through Yeshua, our God, and our King. Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: (2 Corinthians 2:14-15 KJV) This is the Gospel, the Word of God, preached by Yeshua's ministers it is the means of quickening souls, and giving them "spiritual life"; and of supporting and maintaining that life, and of nourishing them up unto "eternal life"; and so becomes "the savour of life" spiritual, "unto life" eternal.
Audio Overcomers are the seed of the woman
2 November 2013 (29 Cheshvan 5774) Torah Study # 6 ,«s‰k«u, Toldot “Generations”
READINGS: Genesis 25:19-28:9; Psalm 40:1-11; Matthew 5:1-16 (KJV)
Topic: In Christ Jesus, we are the generations of the “seed” of the woman! God blessed the generations of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob so that the “seed” (Yeshua Jesus) within Abraham’s loins would provide salvation to all that would seek Him. Being in Christ, a new creation, you are a part of the Family of God. It is only by the power of the Gospel message that we may live under Abba Father’s blessings. However, the world, at large, partakes of the cup of worldly lusts and pride which is freely offered by the Kingdom of Darkness. Your blessing of Salvation was imparted at the Cross . The doorpost of your heart was covered by the Blood of Yeshua Jesus, so that the death angel must passover and everlasting life is given to that generation of Overcomers. We are to reflect the WORD!.
Genesis 25:19-28 (KJV) The struggle between Esau and Jacob is symbolic of a struggle between two Kingdoms today – good and evil - A perpetual struggle unto the last days - the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent! Who were the offspring of Esau? Gen 36:12
Exo 17:16 “For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”
The prophetic Obadiah Conflict is depicts Esau against Judah and Joseph.
The LORD’s blessings were upon Abraham and his generations, so they became the target of Ha’ Satan’s attacks because they were the “seed” of the woman.
Infertility of Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Hannah -- etc.
Genesis 26:1-6 (KJV) The blessing is passed to Isaac's generation. God blesses those who love Him and keeps His Commandments. (Gen 5:2; Gen 9:1; Gen 14:19); (Rom 9:13). Generations come and go! They all travail in God’s blessings or His curses. Live under God’s Scriptural blessings –The WORD - else wise expose yourself to God’s curses!
Deuteronomy 28:1-68: Blessings (verses1-14) of provisions & fruitfulness of your hands and the land, protection, peace, be Abba’s children and receive treasures from heaven.
Curses verse 15-68. WOW. Does that apply today.
John 14:23 “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”
Psalm 40:1-11 (KJV) As in the Days of Noah, the miry clay “seed” shall arise to mingle with man!
Psa 69:14-16 “Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. Let not the water flood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.”
Does “miry clay” have prophetic significance?
Daniel 2:41-43 “And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.”
Miry ---SH# 2917 טין ṭı̂yn teen (Chaldee); clay perhaps by interchange for a word corresponding to H2916 (from an unused root meaning apparently to be sticky; figuratively calamity: - dirt, mire.
v Sticky, oozy, scummy, “yukky”
v Dirty, polluted, foul, putrid.
v Nasty, obscene, offensive, loathsome
v Swamp-like muddy mire in which crocodiles lie, or the sticky mire in which serpents worm out of their skins - (snakes shed their skins).
v Vipers of the kingdom of the dragon shed their covering (Oiketerion) to mingle with the seed of man, just as in the days of Noah.
Jude 1:6 “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation (G3613 οἰκητήριον oikētērion), he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”
Let us examine your blessings as directed by Yeshua Jesus. “Blessed is the person ___ or blessed are they ______.
Matthew 5:1-12 (KJV)- The Beatitudes
Yeshua Jesus is telling the believer to seek the Kingdom by your heart-expressed attitude toward yourself- self introspection- and toward others, your fellow mankind!
Humility –humble… unpretentious
Seek your comfort in the Lord. He is your Shalom.
Be meek, be gentle and mild mannered.
Seek righteousness (be a hearer, doer of the WORD) and show mercy- empathy-compassion.
Let your heart be pure –show love, forgiveness and repent of sin. Walk as salt and a light in this world.
Be a peacemaker; deny no one the Gospel of Peace unto their salvation to Abba thru Jesus.
Stand upon the Word, as they will persecute the believer- the Overcomer.
Christians shall suffer in His name! Matthew 24:9
End-time persecution will be against God’s “seed.”
Our commission as the “called-out” generation of the Church of the Firstborn is to be as salt and light to the earth. Matthew 5:13-16 (KJV)
The Holy Scriptures, as best preserved in the King James Bible, are absolutely the complete record of everything – past, present and yet future. They are a light to our path:
Psa 119:105 “NUN b “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Torah #5 26 October 2013, 22 Cheshvan 5774 (v¨r¨«a °h°h©j) Chayei Sarah “And Sarah’s life” Reading; Genesis 23:1 – 25:18; 1 Kings 1:1-31,1 Peter 3:1–7, Hebrews 12:5 –11, Proverbs 3:11, James 1:12, Proverbs 22:6 KJV
Last’s Torah reading recounted how the Lord was faithful to Abraham and Sarah by miraculously giving them a son Isaac in their old age. Nevertheless, Abraham faced his greatest test of all by being asked offer up his child is a sacrifice on Mount Mariah, the place of the future Temple. Now Sarah is also a co-equal in the covenantal promises. Previous to Genesis 17:15–22, the covenant was solely with Abraham. Here Sarah was made an equal party in this covenantal promise. And just as Abraham’s new role was signified by a change of name, so was Sarah’s. The word Sarai, means “my princess,” implying that she owed her greatness to her status as Abraham’s wife. Henceforth she would be called only Sarah, which signifies that she is a “princess to all the nations of the world.” Sarah also protected the spiritual atmosphere of her home. She was guarding her righteous son, Isaac, from the profaneness and mockery of the unrighteous Ishmael. She was concerned that Ishmael’s behavior toward Isaac would impede or prevent Isaac from fulfillment of his godly mission. Any relationship with wicked people would have been harmful to Isaac and his children as Abraham recognized when he decided that he could not remain together with Lot. Sarah also respected her husband’s authority. “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Who’s adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham (to listen, to hearken to a command, be obedient, to submit to) calling him lord: (lord in Greek is kurios meaning “master, sir; a title of honor expressive of respect and reverence) whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. (alarm) Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor (a value, precious price) unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.( To cut off or out) (1 Peter 3:1–7 KJV) emphasis added. Please note, Rebecca was also modest and had a servant’s heart; she was selfless and kind. In (Genesis 24:11–21 KJV) the Word of God recounts Eliezer’s encounter with Rebecca at the well. He was not interested in an affluent girl for Isaac. He preferred a modest Girl, the kind who would draw water for herself instead of having servants do it for her. A woman to guard the Word of God that would be given to her before her children were born “that the older son would serve the younger”, (Genesis 25:23 KJV) someone who had interest in perpetuating the Abrahamic Covenant. She knew that Esau was not worthy of such a divine mission and destiny. Patriarchs were incomplete without matriarchs. “The Patriarchs did not function as individuals; their mission in life required the partnership of a wife worthy to be a Jewish matriarch.
Haftorah (1 Kings 1:1-31 KJV)
The link between the Torah and Haftorah portion is clear. Both Abraham and David were elderly and arrangements needed to be made for their succession. Both men were righteous, and both desired to see God’s promises made to them carried out in future generations. The firstborn was not the one to carry forth the family’s spiritual inheritance of either family. Some contrasts should be noted between these two accounts. Abraham lived in a tent in the wilderness with Isaac, his shepherd son. David’s sons lived in a palace and lived an easy lifestyle; I am not talking about being wealthy, Abraham was one of the richest men in the world. Isaac was righteous and eager to do the will of his father, while Adonijah, was self-absorbed, arrogant and cared only for his own carnal purposes. Regardless, the will of God prevailed and the right man, Solomon, became David’s heir. Let us look at the contrast between the 2 sons. Both were princes, yet Adonijah was pampered and poorly parented, while Isaac lived a well-disciple life. One had a heart for God and the other did not. What can we learn from these two examples about the physical and spiritual environment in which children are raised? As parents, especially as we get older, have we instilled in our children a sense of their spiritual destiny? Have we planted in them a vision for the future as to who they are to become as they carry on the physical, ethical, cultural and spiritual heritage of both our physical and spiritual family? How are we preparing our children now for carrying on the spiritual mission and destiny that Yeshua has given to us? (1 Kings 1:5-6 KJV) Here we find the classic ingredient to producing a spoiled, self-indulged child. David had never corrected him properly and in failing to do so the selfish and carnal ways of Adonijah were never refined out of him.
Brit Chadashah (Proverbs 3:11, Proverbs 22:6, Hebrew 12:5 – 11, James 1:12 KJV)
What were the results of Adonijah’s permissive upbringing when he became a man? Can I say “tough love” when it comes to disciplining children. Now as we grow into adults, both physically and spiritually we will still need a spiritual mentor. Do you have spiritual mentor, an older elder-type person or a cherished family member? For husbands it should include their wives and vice versa. Often we may be blessed to have several such people who are there to guide us in various areas of our lives. Identify those people and then begin to foster a loving and respectful relationship with them? For there will be times even as Yeshua faced times in his ministry where he was beyond tired from ministering to the multitudes all day.
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19 October 2013 (15 Cheshvan 5774) Torah #4 t¨r¯h³u Vayera “And He appeared”
READINGS: Genesis 18:1-22:24; Daniel 10:1-20; Luke 24:13-32 (KJV)
Topic: Does He, the Branch of Righteousness, Yeshua, appear unto His people - His saints? Have you seen Him - heard Him – sensed Him by piercing the veil – the fourth dimension of the spiritual. The door of the ark is closed on those without oil – those who are without Holy Spirit awakening. You must be born again! (Jer 5:21; John 3:3; John 3:3; John 3:6-7) -- “born again” We are spiritual beings born from above. --- (SG #509 ἄνωθεν anōthen) “an'-o-then”-- to be born from above, born from the foundations… as a Kingdom Overcomer!
Rev 3:6 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” Rev 3:5 “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.” 1 John 5:4-5 “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”
Spiritual eyes, ears and sensing: 1 Cor 13:12 “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” In those days and at that time, there shall be spiritual gifting! (Joel 2:28- 29) Chevlai Shal Ha’ Mashiach (birth pains of Messiah)! Piercing the veil – the fourth dimension of the spiritual.
Eph 3:16-18 “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;”
Rom 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Heb 13:2 “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
Genesis 18:1-11 (KJV) Who were the three men that appeared unto Abraham in his tent on the plains of Mamre? Biblical conformation! (Gen 18:14) Now, we shall continue the quest for divine intervention in our lives! The God of our Salvation hears our prayers. This day there are visitations by Yeshua to Islamic people in Iran, Iraq, Syria and the Muslim world.
Prophetic of the days of Daniel! Daniel 10:1-14 (KJV) Confirmation: Revelation 1:10-18(KJV)
Messianic outreach ministries in Syria are being blessed with great results amongst the Muslim people, Jesus Christ, Himself, is appearing to many of them in dreams and visions.
But there are two sides to a coin. Remember, not only can we entertain angels of the LORD, but also angels (demons) of the “fallen one.” The Occult invades America. We open portals to that kingdom of darkness with iniquities/sin and disobedience to God’s WORD.
John 3:19 “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”
Men and women are attracted to the Kingdom of Darkness for esoteric knowledge, power and self-glory - the lust of the flesh, the eye and the pride of life! As in the days of Noah, dark occult forces such as Harry Potter indoctrinate us and are ravishing our children and youth by mesmerizing them and imprinting witchcraft, sorcery and divination! (Deu 18:10-12) Occult portals! - Darkness in America.
Intro …. Luke 24:13-24 (KJV) (Psalm 40:7;Hebrews 10:8)
Reading: Luke 24:25-33 (KJV) The God of our Salvation is our High Priest and Intercessor.
Psa 27:7-9 “Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.”
1 Kings 8:56-57 “Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant. The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us:”
Heb 13:5-6 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
1 John 4:13 “Hereby know we that we dwell in him (Father God), and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.”
1 Th 5:5 “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.”
Be assured and fear not as Yeshua Jesus and His host of angels are with us as were they with the patriarchs. Heb 13:2 “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
Have you seen or heard or sensed beyond the veil? We indeed do sense His Divine Presence. We witness your spiritual gifting growth. We are spiritual beings born from above in Christ Jesus as a new creation.
We are born of “the spirit, the water and the blood.” (1 John 5:8)
Which Kingdom do you serve?
Gal 4:8-9 “Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?”
Rom 6:16 “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”
Chevlai Shal Ha’ Mashiach – behold the birth pains of the Messiah are at the doorstep! Your survival solely depends upon the WORD.
Mar 12:24 “And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?”
1 Co 1:18 “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1 Th 1:5 “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance;”
Which Kingdom do you serve?
12 October 2012 (8 Cheshvan 5774) Torah Study #3 (Lech Lecha “Go Out”) Genesis 12:1 – 17:27; Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16; Romans 4:3, 13 Galatians 4:3 – 8, 29, James2:23, Ephesians 2:12 Topic: Go Out Yourself.
Last week's Torah reading showed how the Lord miraculously preserved Noah and his family from judgment. And just as Noah became the father of 70 nations, so Abram would become the father of the Jewish people, through whom the Promised Seed - the Messiah and Savior of the world - would eventually come. In this week's reading, Abram was 75 years old, married to (his half-sister) Sarai. In obedience to God's call, he left Heron, journeyed to the land of Canaan, and there built an altar to the Lord (between Bethel and Ai). Did Abram immediately leave his father’s house and go directly to the country that God would show him. Did Abram leave his father’s house completely, or did he take part of his father’s house with him including his father and nephew? Haran is located in northern Mesopotamia and is nowhere near Canaan. When Abram finally made his way to Canaan minus his father, did he still have part of his kindred with him, something God instructed him to leave behind? Did his nephew Lot prove to be a help or a hindrance to Abram in fulfilling God’s mission for his life in a new land? But despite all of the short comings God gave The promise to Abram and so to the whole world (Genesis 15:18 – 21) and then it is repeated in the Brit Chadashah (NT). Acts 3:25; Romans 4:13; Galatians 3:8, 29; Ephesians 2:12.
Haftorah; Isaiah 40:27 – 41:16
In the writings of the Prophet Isaiah it is clear that the youth of Abraham and Sarah is supernaturally restored to them, as they became the conduit of the Promised seed. So as we read in Isaiah 40:27, “My way is hid from God”. Is God is hiding from us, or have we walked away from him, and in reality he is there all along? Abraham might well have despaired when he left the cosmopolitan comforts of Ur and went to a sandbox piece of land on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. He might have despaired when the land God promised him did not come immediately into his possession, when he even had to flee the land promised him because of famine, when he waited for about two decades to have a son through whom God’s promises would be fulfilled, and upon the death of his wife he had to purchase, at a premium price, a burial plot in the very land that God had promised to him decades before When the daily rigors and routine of life take their toll on you, your faith wanes, your upward look dims, the joy of your salvation diminishes, your first love for Yeshua lessens, and your hope in God’s promises for your life is tarnished, what do you do? What is your reaction and response? Do you call to remembrance the ongoing faithfulness of God to his promises and to his Word as Isaiah here encourages us to do? As we dig deeper in to Isaiah we see not only our renewing but the author of our renewing Yeshua. “Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? He gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow”. (Isaiah 41:2 KJV) Who is the one that will bring forth this Promise God has given to Abram and Man through faith?
Brit Chadashah; Romans 4:3, 13 Galatians 4:3 – 8, James2:23, Ephesians 2:12
The Torah and the Haftorah has shown us God’s promise (The Good News) through His sovereignty, and renewing through His Son. We have all the parts now in one place to go out yourself and to be what our Lord has asked us to do. To be a Believer is to serve God. We must make a daily life of it, and not be lazy in that living (ministry). But our particular calling, our Father's business, we must choose it, and learn it, and give ourselves to it; we must love it, and employ ourselves in it, and abide by it, as our great and main life. And, having made it our life, we must not be lazy in it: not desire our own ease. We must be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, under the influences of the Holy Spirit.
If Christianity is to receive rejuvenation it must be by other means than any now being used. If the church...is to recover from the injuries she suffered, there must appear a new type of preacher. The proper, ruler-of-the-synagogue type will never do. Neither will the priestly type of man who carries out his duties, takes his pay and asks no questions, nor the smooth-talking pastoral type who knows how to make the Christian religion acceptable to everyone. All these have been tried and found wanting. Another kind of religious leader must arise among us. He must be of the old prophet type, a man who has seen visions of God and has heard a voice from the Throne. When he comes (and I pray God there will not be one but many) he will stand in flat contradiction to everything our smirking, smooth civilization holds dear. He will contradict, denounce and protest in the name of God and will earn the hatred and opposition of a large segment of Christendom. - A.W. Tozer
I consider that the chief dangers that confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God and heaven without hell. - William Boot
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5 October 2013 (1 Cheshvan 5774) Torah #2 j«±b Noach “Noah”
Readings: Genesis 6:9-11:32; 1 Samuel 13:1-18; Matthew 25:1 -13; Luke 13:22-30 (KJV)
Topic: “As in the days of Noah,” a door will be closed on those who have no oil, holding only a smoldering lamp! There is a narrow door of Salvation and all will not enter. Many today hesitate at the doorway – at the threshold of a full commitment to wholeheartedly become that Kingdom Overcomer who shall sit under the fig tree and see the Father Face to Face! Satan brought darkness into the creation. He is the prince of this world and ruler of the Kingdom of Darkness. He was created-being, yet he desires Abba Father’s throne and dominion over Planet Earth. He hates humans because we are created in the image of God. In this cosmic chess match (battle- warfare), “as in the days of Noah,” he came close to calling “checkmate.” But God spared a remnant, and saved mankind for a new beginning through Noah’s family.
Genesis 7:7-17 KJV) WHY? Yes, why did Abba Father take such drastic, radical action when ~ 7 billion souls died, to save a remnant of 8 for a new beginning?
Gen 6:5-6 “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”
Gen 6:12 “And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.”
Stormy days are ahead ---Testimony (Acts 2:15-18)
Your salvation is Yeshua – He is that open door – available today - while it is yet today. Heed! While it is yet today!
Heb 4:1-4 “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them (the Jewish people and the faint of heart today): but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.”
Heb 4:11 “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”
Salvation is a corporate issue for survival of our nation, and is also an individual issue as Abba is a personal God.
God can close the door on any individual person!
1 Samuel 13:5-14 (KJV)
1Sa 16:14 “But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.”
Is your heart open to Yeshua’s beckoning call to COME to Him. Today, behold the opportunity of an open door to eternal Salvation –a free gift for the asking.
Testimony (Joel 2:28-29) -- Attending Sabbath services is a rehearsal for the Kingdom Sabbath –the seventh day of God’s rest for those who love Him in a personal, heartfelt relationship. Enter Abba’s Menuchah - A door open to you while it is yet today. What is our compass course for what lies ahead?
Parable of 10 virgins (Matthew 25:1 -13 (KJV) …. We should prepare ourselves in obedience as the virgin bride of Yeshua….(Teaching 28 September 2013 TORAH STUDY 52- The 8th Day…… The Kingdom Day)
Don’t let the world and self-sufficiency steal your oil.
Know ye not that the Kingdom of God dwells within you? Luke 13:22-30 (KJV)
Luke 17:20-21 “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
Abba has provided you the key to the doorway into the Kingdom of God, through His only begotten Son, Yeshua Jesus – the WORD. John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Psa 119:105 b NUN. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
God’s people will perish from lack of Torah and Holy Scriptural knowledge.
Job 36:12 “But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.”
Hos 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Jer 5:21 “Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:”
2 Cor 4:3-4 “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
Ground yourself in the WORD made flesh – His love letters to you, as His virgin Bride in waiting. Elsewise, you will be ground-up by the cares and attractions of the world.
Mat 6:20 “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:”
2 Cor 4:6-7 “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
28 September 2013 (24 Tishri 5774) ,h¦t¥r‰C Torah Study 5774 #1 Bereisheet “In the beginning”
READINGS: Genesis 1:1-6:8; Ezekiel 8:1-18; Revelation 3:14-22 (KJV)
Topic: In the beginning God’s Glory cloaked the creation, and Adam and Eve ….then Ha Satan beguiles by imitation and perversion of all of God’s works. For just as Abba Father desires you to worship Him with all your heart, soul, mind and might, so also does the “fallen one “ seek your allegiance and worship. He desires mankind, created in the image of God, to be in bondage to his kingdom of darkness. A perfect creation was disrupted by the “fallen one” that serpent in the Garden of Eden, who beguiled Eve with lies, deception and mesmerized her “and ye shall be as gods”….THEREFORE—Put on the Armor of God (Ephesian 6:10-18; 1 Peter 5:8)
Genesis 4:1-10 (KJV) Cain’s anger and resentment opened a portal unto the kingdom of darkness.
With a spiteful conscious, he slew his brother Abel. Abel’s innocent blood cries out from the ground.
Gen 4:10 “And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.” (1 John 3:11-12). Did Cain’s sin nature become a generational curse?
Genesis 4:16-24 (KJV) Like Father like son! Cain’s offspring were big bad dudes! From these genealogies we are given some insight into how the “fallen one” operates with lies and deception, as he conspires to imitate God’s Kingdom.
Cain means a maker, to possess and to acquire as being worldly.
Enoch: Cain built a city, and named it after Enoch. Initiates bloodline as first born.
Irad: Wild ass!
Mehujael: Struck by God!
Methusael: Asking for death!
Lamech: took unto him two wives. “I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold. Destroyer
Jabal: herds cattle and dwells in tents. Moving or gliding away—elusive nature
Jubal: director of music with the harp and organ: Joyful sound, music
Tubalcain: an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron. Flowing forth of Cain
Genealogies of the offspring of Adam:
The “fallen one” is the great imitator. He has devised a pagan, occult worship system with priests and priestesses including goddess worship. He desires blood sacrifices (animal, human, & children) and holds pagan rites in high places & on his holidays. He has an spiritual army of fallen followers (principalities, power, dominions and mights). Whereas Abba Father seeks goodness and holiness to approach Him, the “fallen one” requires detestable amoral practices.
John 3:19-20 “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.”
It is so easy for the dark side to recruit!
Ezekiel 8:5-18 (KJV) Pagan worship in the Court and House of God! “every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.” - women weeping for Tammuz”- “between the porch and the altar, were men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.”
See what they, the “house of Israel, do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery?”
The “FALLEN ONE’S” ROCK: Deu 32:30-33, 37-40 (KJV)
Where are we on God’s prophetic time clock?
Revelation 3:14-22 (KJV) Can a lukewarm people undergo suffering or will they seek an easy way out?
1 Peter 1:7 (KJV) “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”
We are living in a time of history of which more prophecy (2400) is written than even the prophecies of Jesus’ first coming (350). How close is the time of judgment for our corporate sins as a unrepentant nation?
CORRUPT SEED IN AMERICA:
We began as land of religious freedom being established by Puritans on the foundation of “In God we trust.” America is also a fertile land for pagan ideology (Frances Bacon’s New Atlantis, Rosicrucianism and Free Masonry. Our schools replaced creation with evolution, which is evolving into transhumanism (“you shall be as gods"). Americans are fascinated by spiritualism (the supernatural). Humanism has driven God from the public square! Innocent blood is continually spilled on our land – abortions. Lawlessness.. No place for God in schools or as a public present which promotes generations of lawlessness. As Sodom and Gomorrah, we await judgment for sexual perversion and wickedness. Is despair ahead or do we live in hope?
1Peter 1:4-6 “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:”
Be a hearer and doer of the Word.
1 Pe 1:25 “But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”
1 Pe 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:”
Don’t forget who you are? Remember! ”Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Heb 7:25)
John 10:28-29 “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.”
Our Blessed Hope is on that narrow straight road unto our ROCK.
2 Cor 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
Study 5774 #52
26 September 2013 (22 Tishri 5774) The 8th day - ,¤r†m‹g h°bh¦n§J Shemini Atzeret
A High Holy Sabbath – Sabbaton
READINGS: Numbers 29:12-40; Jeremiah 24 1-10; Matthew 22:1-14
Num 29:12 “And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days:” -- the Feast does not end on 7th day! Num 29:35 “On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn assembly: ye shall do no servile work therein:”--
Topic: The Millennial Feast of Tabernacles is the restoration of the Daughters of Zion when all believers of every nation will come to Jerusalem (Zion) to pay homage and worship The Prince of Peace in the Millennial Temple. Those born during the millennium have a free-will choice of light and life or damnation. It ends with a New Heaven and New Earth - The Olam Haba. Now, the Kingdom of our God is with man.
Abba’s promise and a land grant is given to Abram (Abraham). Gen 17:3-8 (KJV) He formed Earth to be inhabited.
ü As home of Pre-Adamic angels.
ü As mankind’s home during the present age.
ü As home for millennial reign of Christ.
ü As our Celestial Home when dwelling Face to Face with our LORD in the eternal Kingdom of God.
Earth is our Celestial home with our LORD and His anointed in the eternal Kingdom of God.
Hebrew time reckoning: Eternity- the Present age--- Ha’ Olam Ha’ Zeh - Eternity
Ø L’ Olam Va’ed- world without beginning- eternity
Ø Desolation – Creation (Pre-Adamic and Adam’s fall, cursed creation, desolation and struggle from Adam to Moses.)
Ø Torah -- God’s instructions for righteous living and instructions for us to be His People.
Ø Y’mot Ha’ Mashiach – 2 days of Messiah (2000 yrs of the Church age)
Ø Chevlai Shal Ha’ Mashiach birth pains of Messiah (the 7 year Tribulation).
Ø A’ tid Lavo – Millennium
Ø Olam Haba - world to come, Eden restored - Face to Face
Let us examine the LORD’s 7 dwelling places amongst His people.
1. Garden Eden
2. “Moses” -- God’s Tabernacle in wilderness
3. 1st Temple “Solomon’s” Temple (destroyed in 586 BC by the Babylonians)
4. 2nd Temple “Zerubbabel -Herod’s” Temple (destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans)
5. 3rd Temple = The Overcomer (1 Co 6:19-20)
6. 4th Temple (so called Jewish 3rd Temple) will be built by the Jews, but it becomes the seat of Antichrist.
7. 5th Temple is built by Yeshua as the Millennial Temple.
8. No Temple – The Overcomer’s final tabernacle on Earth is with Abba in the Olam Haba (8th day).
The Lord’s desire is to dwell (tabernacle) amongst His people as He dwelt with Adam and Eve. The Garden of Eden is where He walked with them (Genesis 3:8). Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God? Can we really hide from the LORD?
Pro 15:3 “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”
Can we hide anything from our loving God?
2 Ch 16:9 “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.”
Job 34:22 “There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.”
Jer 23:24 “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.”
Heb 4:13 “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”
Rom 2:16 “In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.”
Jeremiah 24 1-10 (KJV) A parable of good and bad figs. The good figs (a remnant) are under the LORD’s tallit for Kingdom restoration in the Lord’s season. The bad figs fate is to be consumed as was that disobedient, stiff-necked, rebellious Israelite generation in the wilderness. PROPHETIC FOR US! - The Broad road vs. the elect remnant with oil. The season of restoration for the “One New Man” begins when all Israel is gathered unto our Mashiach at Sukkot and consummates at Shemini Atzeret.
The Overcomers are the elect saints to enter Paradise.
Matthew 22:1-14 (KJV) A Kingdom parable! With Christ’s death at Calvary, the Kingdom of Heaven was opened to all nations. The Kingdom is “here now on Earth but not yet” as we wait to enter the Olam Haba to see the Father - Face to Face. It’s a narrow road to the kingdom of Heaven.
In the days ahead the Bride will be made pure being sieved, sifted and tried in fire. Keep oil in your lamp! Have you prepared yourself for the marriage supper? The ten virgins with lamps! Mat 25:2 “And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.”
Rev 21:10 “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,”
Rev 21:1-3 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Rev 21:3-5 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.
Olam Haba - our the eternal Kingdom
Rev 22:3-5 “And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
Jesus goes to the Galilee to preach.
Mat 4:16-17 “The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
The Kingdom of Heaven is for the repentant Overcomers who at Succoth are the Bride and the servants.
The New Jerusalem is examined in contrast to The Millennial Temple land-grant. The Kingdom of God on Earth – the New Jerusalem is 1,500 miles X 1,500 miles X 1,500 miles!
The Feast of Ingathering (Hag Ha’Asif)
Torah Study #51
21 September 2013
This is the most joyous of the Feasts of the LORD as it comes at the end of the harvest season, the final ingathering of produce before the oncoming winter, and is a time of giving thanks to the LORD for all His provisions. The granaries, threshing floors, and wine and olive presses are full to capacity. It is similar to our Plymouth Rock pilgrim’s memorial thanksgiving for their harvest provisions (Thanksgiving Day). Ancient Israel’s economy was agrarian, with a lunar month calendar, based upon an agricultural cycle. The focal point of daily life revolved around the crops in the fields to provide their daily sustenance. They toiled with sweat to bring forth the fruitfulness of “a cursed” land. They relied heavily on the LORD to provide the necessary rains in their season (the former-early and latter-late rains in their season).
This Biblical Feast begins on 15 Tishri at the full moon (“harvest moon”) when the autumn sky is clear. It is a time when their hard labor is concluded and their storehouses “runneth-over” The Hebrew nation acknowledges Almighty God as their provider in this seventh month of Tishri in obedience to Torah.
Lev 23:39-40 “Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. (40) And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.”
The grain harvests of barley and wheat are complete after Pentecost (Shavuot) and now the harvesters bring in the fall produce of fruits and vegetables (gourds, grapes, corn, peppers, eggplant, squash, pumpkin, apples, cherries, pears, prunes, peaches, chilies, cotton, onions, cotton, etc). We also acknowledge this as a time to bring provisions to JCIA for our food pantry and harvest foods to share one with another.
The harvest produce becomes a part of the sukkah decoration. During these fall feasts, the eating of apples dipped in honey symbolizes a desire for sweetness in the next year. Each day during Sukkot, the gathering community brings their ripe harvest foods for sharing. This is a festival of feasting and joyous rejoicing to the LORD. It is a time for music, song, praise and worship of the LORD in remembrance of their wilderness deliverance, and a time to ask for the latter rain in its season.
This Feast is Prophetic of the day of the LORD’s End Time Harvest as the tares (the chaff shall be separated from the wheat, as the wicked are separated from the righteous (Malachi 4:1-3; Matthew 13:41-43). Hence, before the millennial reign of Yeshua Jesus, the Prince of Peace and Judge will separate the sheep from the goats (Mat 25:31-46). The righteous are gathered beginning at Yom Kippur with the sound of the Great Shofar (Isaiah 27:12-13). Overcomers are to be gathered from the four corners of the earth and heaven. Hence, the ingathering of the harvest is a prophetic portrayal of the gathering of all nations to Jerusalem during the millennial reign of Christ. Israel shall be cleansed and fruitful (Isaiah 4:2-6).
Our final ingathering - The 8th day- the Olam Haba!
The Feast of Nations
This aspect of the Feast of Tabernacles heralds a time when all believers of every nation will one day come to Jerusalem (Zion) to pay homage and worship our Millennial Ruler, Yeshua Jesus. He will be acknowledged by all people as Lord of Lords and King of Kings, Creator- God, High Priest, Judge, Redeemer-Savior and Prince of Peace.
Numbers 29:12 (KJV) 12 And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: [(Numbers 29: 13—32 (13, 17, 32;)] Hmm…….hmm: 13+12+11+10+9+8+7= 70 bullocks!!!!....Wow.. The Table of Nations is 70 nations (Genesis 10:1-32) which is the size of Jacob’s family into Egypt.
Deu 10:22 “Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.” (Gen 46:26-27; Exo 1:5). Deu 32:8 “When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.”
According to the Chumash 70 languages were spoken by Abba at Mt. Sinai as God spoke (debar) the 10 Commandments for all nations, tongues and people.
Torah rule requires all adult males to come to Jerusalem three times each year to worship. (Deuteronomy 16:16-17). Millennial rule by Yeshua Jesus from Jerusalem will be under Torah with a “rod of iron.”…Psalm 2:6-12 (KJV)
A highway for aliyah to Jerusalem from the Gentile (“heathen”, goyim) nations will exist for Jew and Gentile united as One new man in-Christ at Sukkot. Isa 11:16 “And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.”
All nations will be gathered to the Millennial Kingdom (Isaiah 11:1-12; Isaiah 35:7-9).
The millennial reign of Christ will be a time of joy, productivity, longevity, knowing God, and wild animals will dwell in peace (Isaiah 65:19-25).
Zechariah 14:16-19 (KJV)16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. 17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
All nations shall be invited to the Lamb’s wedding supper at Sukkoth.
Revelation 19:7 (KJV) 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
9-21-2013 (17 Tishri 5774) Torah #50; vŠf¨r‰C©v ,t«z±u (Vezot Haberachah) “And this is the blessing” Reading; Deuteronomy 33 – 34, Joshua 1:1-18, 2 Chr 31:21, Ps 1:3, Galatians 3:1 – 10, Hebrews 3:12–19, Revelation 3:14–22
The first verse is the title of the chapter: “It is a blessing”. In the foregoing chapter Moses had thundered out the terrors of the Lord against Israel for their sin; it was a chapter like Ezekiel's roll, full of lamentation, and mourning, and woe. So it was just as Christ's last work on earth was to bless his disciples (Luk_24:50), like Moses here, as a parting of friends. Moses blessed them, first as a prophet - a man of God. Then as a parent to Israel, Hence the law is said to be given by the disposition of angels, Act_7:53; Heb_2:2. He gave them God’s Law, which is, called a fiery law, because it was given to them out of the midst of the fire (Deu_4:33), and because it works like fire; if it is to be received, it is melting, warming, purifying, and burns up the dross of corruption; if it be rejected, it hardens, sears, torments, and destroys. For as we know that the Spirit descended as cloven tongues of fire; for the gospel also is a fiery law. The people of the Book are taught to speak with great respect of the law, and to call it the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob. They looked upon it, as peculiar to them, and that by which they were to be distinguished from other nations, who neither had the knowledge of the Law (Psa_147:20), but, if they had they ignored the obligations to observe the Law. A good government is a great blessing to any people, and what they have they have a reason to be very thankful as in our constitution we are to be happy and free as was Israel. Their laws of Government were set up as ours, which divides the power between the king and the heads of the tribes. In (Deu 33:4), “The Torah … is the heritage of the congregation of Jacob”. If you have the faith of Abraham, then you are his children and are therefore a part of the congregation of Jacob (Gal 3:7). The ArtScroll Stone Edition Chumash states, “The Torah is an inalienable possession of Israel, transmitted from generation to generation,” and the difference between an inheritance and a heritage is that “an inheritance belongs to the heirs to use and dispose of as they please. A heritage, however, is the property of generations before and after; it is binding upon the heirs to preserve it intact” How can one keep one’s heritage intact if one believes parts of one’s heritage “were nailed to the cross,” “done away with,” “fulfilled,” “is a curse and burden” or “spiritualized away”? Let’s look in (Deu 33:13–17), “And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath” However, please note that the richest abundance of the blessing is of the soil they will inhabit for it is the largest, richest and most productive farmland in Israel. In light of the richness of Joseph’s material blessings, it is interesting to note that the two tribes that descended from Joseph are Ephraim and Manasseh and at the height of their material richness they are dragged down into idolatry. Is this a warning to modern Ephraim (the Christian church)? What has happened morally in America and England (as well as some of the other rich western, Christian nations) spiritually and morally? One by one they have all fallen from their greatness morally, economically and politically and America stands alone in these areas, but we are sinking quickly. What is the spiritual state of the church in America, despite the swan-songs of the false peace and comfort Christian “prophets” who say otherwise? The strength (or weakness) of the church is no more or less than that of the individual. (May I remind you to read and reflect on Revelation 3:14–22) How easy it is to apply these reprimands to others, but ASK YOURSELF whether your spiritual walk is based on convenience or upon discipline, duty and obedience? Do you fit God and loyalty to his Word around your finances, pleasures, convenience or to your gods/idols of your life? Do you obey him without regard to the physical circumstances based on a heart of devotion, dedication, service and love for him? Have we become so rich with material blessings, as ancient apostate Israel did, that we have become blind to God’s spiritual purposes for our lives? Don’t pass over these questions lightly, for history repeats itself, and we may be the very generation upon whom it repeats itself. For we are not any greater then Moses, remember how God did not allow Moses to enter the Promise land because of six serious sins that he committed. First Moses had initially refused to deliver the Jews (Exodus 4:13) and then later accused God of making conditions bad for Israel by not immediately delivering the people (Exodus 5:23). After the Exodus itself Moses tested God twice during the Koresh rebellion (Numbers 16: 29 – 30) Moses further slandered the people on two separate occasions (Numbers 20:10 and 32:14) for these reasons Moses was forbidden to enter the Promised Land and died on Mount Nebo. But despite not being able to enter the Good Land, Moses stayed faithful to the call and mission God had given him to the very end.
Although we have just completed the reading of the entire Torah, the purpose of the Haftorah (Joshua 1:1–18) is to show us that now God’s people must go forward in possessing the land and the inheritance that God has for them. They must go forth and carry with them into the Promised Land God’s teachings or instructions in righteousness (The Torah) as well as the lessons they have learned in their wilderness experience. This principle applies to us as much as it did to the ancient Israelites, for as Paul said, “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” (1 Corinthians 10:11 KJV) As we see in (Joshua1:8), Make your way prosperous … you shall have good success. The expanded meaning of the word prosperous is literally “to press through, to break out” or “to accomplish satisfactorily what is intended” (according to The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament). It continues, “Real prosperity results from the work of God in the life of one who seeks God with all his heart (2 Chr 31:21; Ps 1:3, vol. 2, p. 766). The word success literally means “understanding, prudence, good sense, insight, prosperity” “Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.”(Joshua 1:18 KJV
Yom Kippur ( rŒPˆF o«uh ) the Day of Atonement 14 September 2013 (10 Tishri 5774)
Numbers 29:7 (KJV) “And ye shall have on the tenth day of this seventh month an holy convocation; and ye shall afflict your souls: ye shall not do any work therein:”
Leviticus 16:1-14 (KJV)
Leviticus 17:1, 11 (KJV) “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,”…….. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”
How did Yeshua Jesus fulfill Yom Kippur in His First Coming? Final atonement for sin.
Hebrews 9:11-14, 10:12-18, 7:24-27 (KJV): New Priesthood; Our High Priest; Our Intercessor.
Sanctify a Fast: Isaiah 57:20 – 58:8 KJV
This Day of Atonement is the final day for Jewish Repentance before the books are closed. For the believers it is a time of remembrance that Yeshua Jesus was that final atoning sacrifice and a time for believers to cleanse their Temple. We examine our sinful nature. An opportunity for us to
get the leaven out of our life. Mankind’s principal sins are the sins of the flesh: Lust of the flesh –Lust of the eyes- Pride of life (1 John 2:16 (KJV))
Leviticus 18:1-30 (KJV) Forbidden Sexual Practices.
Torah Study #28 by Pastor Nik reviewed sexual immorality such as sins of adultery, fornication, bestiality, incest, pornography, and homosexuality which are the sins that brought judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah.
Abba Father hears our Prayer of Repentance! Jonah 3:1-10 (KJV) God hears the sincere repentant sinner.
2 Ch 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Are you inscribed in the Lamb’s Book of Life?
Prayers for Spiritual Cleansing: Hear my Prayer LORD
Psalm 51:1-4 (KJV) “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
Psalm 51:7-12 “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Al Chet Confession and repentance of 54 categories of sin plus unintentional and presumptive sin.
Unintentional and Presumptive sin: We seek forgiveness by repentance for transgressing Your Commandments, both those of which we are aware and those of which we are not aware. Those of which we are aware, we have already declared them before You and confessed them to You. Those of which we are not aware, they are revealed and known, as it is stated: “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. (Deu 29:29)” For You are the Pardoner and the Forgiver in every generation, and aside from You we have no King who forgives and pardons all our sins.
For the iniquity of us all was laid upon Jesus. (Is 53:4-6)
Hear my Prayer LORD For the iniquity of us all was laid upon Yeshua Jesus according to Isa 53:4-6.
Psa 35:22-24 “This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me. Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord. Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.”
Micah 7:18-20(KJV) “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardon iniquity…..
A Yom Kippur Scripture: Joel 2:16 “Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber (H2315 çãø cheder kheh'-der… inner chamber, innermost parlor- Holy of Holies), and the bride out of her closet.” (H2646 çôÌä chûppâh…canopy: - chamber)
Revelation 19:7-9, 19:11-16 At Yom Kippur is Christ’s 2nd Coming for all eyes to see. (Matt 24:30-31).
Our Heavenly Home. Yeshua Jesus, as God, shall tabernacle amongst us a 1000 years until the 8th day when we shall dwell in a New Heaven and New Earth. Revelation 21:2, 9, 21:22-23. John is shown the New Jerusalem – the City of our God.
Revelation 22:10-17, 20-21 (KJV)
Avinu Malkenu (Our Father, our King)
Neilah— the closing of the Gates
Psalm 103:1-4, 12 (KJV) A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Psalm 103:12 (KJV) “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”
Adjourn & Closing prayer
7 September 2013 (3 Tishri 5773) Torah # 48 Ubh°z£t©v Hazinu “Give ear”
Readings: Deuteronomy 32:1-52; 1 Kings 2: 1-12; John 17:1-16 (KJV)
Topic: “Give ear” to the WORD of God that thou may live as a blessed people, being redeemed by the blood of Christ. “Give ear,” God’s beloved people, to the powerful words of wisdom, spoken as departing words of Moses, King David and Yeshua Jesus. Would you pay attention to these words of Moses? Deu 32:46-47 ? Psa 119:105 b NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Deuteronomy 32:1-15 (KJV) Moses’ parting words.
Deu 32:15 “But Jeshurun (the upright Israelites) waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.”
Without Jesus, we spiritually die in the midst of plenty! Recall: God gives instructions for a life with Blessings or Curses (Torah study 5773 #46). Recall: The Israelites pledge to do all that the LORD commands, but Moses prophesies disobedience and whoring after other gods, then God will scatter them over the seven continents. They shall suffer tribulations, but the dry bones were restored in 1948 and await the end time return of Mashiach. (Torah Study 5773 # 47)
They found “the grass greener on the other side of the fence.” They were commissioned to live in Torah obedience outside of the pagan nations, but instead were enticed to live in the world satisfying their lusts and the pride of life (1 John 2:16). A Faith Lesson: Despite good intentions and knowing God’s will, they were a stiff-necked, rebellious people whose rebellion was as the sin of witchcraft which drew them into disobedience and idolatry.
1 Samuel 15:23a “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Is this a Faith Lesson for America: In The American War of Independence, also called The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), did our country emphasize more of our rebellious nature than our desire for independence from religious oppression, and create a spiritual stronghold which plagues us today? A prophetic 5773 word: Deu 32:20.
Namely: “witchcraft and Idolatry” i.e. spiritualism, occultism, Harry Potter magic and wizardry and a search for esoteric knowledge?
Partings words –Solomon’s pep-talk! 1 Kings 2: 1-4 and 10-12 (KJV)
King David makes it quite clear to Solomon that we serve a covenant God who never breaks His word.
Did you see the LORD’s covenant to King David (1 Kings 2:4)? We have a trustworthy God, who makes unconditional and conditional covenants with mankind. In a conditional covenant, man bears responsibility. In both covenants, God swears by his Name and calls the creation – heaven & earth – as His eternal witness.
Psalm 138:1-2 <A Psalm of David.> “I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”
A conditional covenant is expressed as an if-then covenant agreement.
Jesus’s parting words – A prayer to the Father for us. John 17:1-8 (KJV)
Through the WORD of Scripture, we come to know Abba, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom He hast sent.
John 10:28-29 “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.”
Being a doer of the WORD is to give Glory of God. (Rom 15:5-6; John 16:13-14). By doing the will of the Father, we bring glory to the Father and Yeshua Jesus (Mat 5:16; Pro 4:18; 2 Co 3:8). Lastly, we shall be glorified in-Christ when we receive our immortal bodies, as we shall be as He is.
Jesus returns to the Father to receive His full Glory. (Heb 2:9; Mat 16:27;
Mat 16:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
Mat 16:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
We are justified at the time of Salvation through redemption by the Blood of Christ. Then we are sanctified through His WORD in a process of faith and a righteous walk (Halachah) as a repentant believer. Lastly, we are glorified in-Christ when we receive our immortal bodies and become the Sons of God. We are God’s work in progress.
Justification (Redemption/Salvation). It is as if we had never sinned. Covered by the Blood! PASSOVER
Sanctification is being set-apart/separated as God’s elect saints. Perfecting our faith.
A Hearer and doer of Word (James 1:22-23). SHAVUOT/PENTECOST
Glorification – To be as He is! At Christ’s coming, we take on imperishable/immortal bodies as heirs and manifest Sons and Daughters of the Father. SHUKKOT
John 17:19-26 (KJV) Being oneness in the Godhead is the Hebrew word echad. An example of echad is the marriage covenant.
Gensis 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh”…..echad!
Another example of echad is the Godhead – the trinity - as there are three distinct persons but yet ONE … echad. (1 John 5:7; Acts 17:29; Rom 1:20; Col 2:9) The Church of the Firstborn is Jew and Gentile as echad being as One New Man in-Christ.
John 17:21 “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us:”
God’s WORD is immutable. God does not change.
Isaiah 46:9-10 “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
The WORD is Yeshua Jesus - the Word of Truth.
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
John 12:45-46 “And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.”
The Church of the Firstborn is Jew and Gentile being echad as One New Man in Christ. “Give ear” to your earthly calling! In Christ we are a new, “born-again creation.” we know our Kingdom destiny. Yeshua Jesus is the cornerstone to a house built on a rock foundation that will weather all storms.
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31 August 2013 (25 Elul 5773) Torah # 47 ohˆcŠm°b Nitzavim “You are standing”
DOUBLE READINGS: Deuteronomy 29:10- 30:20 & Deuteronomy 31:1–30; Amos 9:1-15; Matthew 13:1-52 (KJV).
Topic: Going to and a return to Zion: Joshua, Moses and the Israelites are standing on Mt. Nebo ready to enter the Promised Land to engage the 7 nations and its 33 kings in a 7 year conquest. Another Joshua- Yeshua – is also standing with His feet on the sea and land to take title deed to an Earth undergoing the birth pains of the 7 year Tribulation of the Antichrist and the outpouring of God’s wrath. Yeshua is the Mighty Angel of Revelation 10:1-6. Deu 30:5 ---This is the 5708 verse of Bible from Genesis 1:1. It is prophetic of the Hebrew year 5708 (14 May 1948)
Is this verse true? Numbers 1:54 “And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.”…Answer ---Deu 31:16-18 Diaspora! Yes, exile began with the Northern Kingdom – Ephraim- House of Israel- in 722 BC. They became the “lost 10 tribes.” The Southern Kingdom --House of Judah- was dispersed in 606 BC to Babylon and again throughout the world by the Romans in then 70 AD and 134 AD.
Deuteronomy 30:1-14 (KJV) Has this happened yet?
Deu 30:2 “And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;”
When will all Israel turn their heart to the LORD? A Second witness is Matthew 24:29-31 (KJV)---That is when all the dry bones get the “breath” of God…the Ruach HaKodesh (Ezek 37:4-14).
When did the LORD return the dry bones from captivity? Psa 48:4-8. Today, this Scripture is opened to our eyes…. 14 May 1948
Where are we on God’s prophetic clock? Knowledge shall increase. A divine awakening!
In these days by divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit, there is an opening the literal meaning of the Scripture for believer’s eyes only. PRDS!
Dan 12:4 “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”
Need a SECOND WITNESS
Dan 12:9 “And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.”
When were the words unsealed? Are we close to the end?
Amos 9:8-15 (KJV) An end-time restoration of the Tabernacle of David!
Isaiah 16:5 “And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
Are we, the Gentiles, to be included in this time of the restoration of the Tabernacle of David? Acts Council: Act 15:14-18
God preserves an end-time remnant from the House of Judah and sifts the House of Israel dispersed amongst the Melo Ha goyim ( the nations or Gentiles). When the tabernacle of David is raised then we - Jew and Gentile - the ONE NEW MAN IN-CHRIST, shall receive our inheritance in His Kingdom.
Jeremiah 32:38 “And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:”
What is the magnitude of the millennial Kingdom (Gen 15:18)?
Aliyah, we shall return to the land promised Abraham.
“The Most High God made the world for the sake of many but the world to come for few” (Esdras 8:1 from Pseudepigrapha)
“For not of your own will did you come into the world and against your will you depart for you have been given a short time to live” (Esdras 8:5)
Seek ye therefore the Kingdom of God.
“because it is for you that Paradise is opened, the tree of life is placed, the age to come is prepared, plenty is provided, a city is built, rest is appointed, goodness is established and wisdom perfected beforehand” (Esdras 8:52)
God created the end from the beginning. How do we understand the Kingdom of God in Heaven and on Earth? Are we close to an end-time conflict of God’s Kingdom against the wiles of the Devil of the Kingdom of Darkness?
Yeshua Jesus describes the Kingdom of God in parables (Mat 13:34): Matthew 13:31-52 (KJV) in sections
Matthew 31-32 13: Mustard seed –OT: the smallest of the nations shall be as sand of the sea, or NT: seed-growth of the Good News Gospel, but caution as evil shall befall God’s saints, and there shall be tares amongst the wheat.
Mar 4:3-4 “Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.”
Mar 4:14-15 “The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.”
Matthew 13:33 A little leaven – seek not the world as evil begets evil… growth of tares amongst the wheat.
Matthew 13:44-46 -- Buried treasure/the One Pearl
Buried Treasure: An ordinary man is searching for the treasure of everlasting life; the field is the Gospel of Jesus Christ; to hide the treasure is to put it in his heart. Eternity is a price already paid which no man can pay, but is available with a total commitment to the Good News Gospel.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
The Priceless Pearl: The merchant is a knowledgeable “religious man” searching amongst the world’s religions for the eternal kingdom, which is the one pearl of great price. It is worth all that he has. There is only ONE “Pearl” and it is only achieved by a narrow road commitment.
John 14:6 (KJV) “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Matthew 13:47- 50 - A Large Net: Fish are symbolic of Christians – Do all “Christians” enter into the Kingdom of Heaven? Luke 13:24-28 (Matthew 7:21-23)
These Parables tell of the great treasure that God provides to all those who are in-Christ, a “born-again new creation.” The Kingdom of darkness knows the power of the “children of light.” Their “birds and leaven” come to steal the good seed of the WORD as Satan wanders to and fro seeking whom he may devour.
As the world becomes darker, the Church’s watered-down Gospel will not prevail against the wiles of the devil. BE NOT DECEIVED……Acts 17:11
Fish shall be separated from fish. The ANSWER!
Abide in the WORD.
8-24-2013; 18 Elul 5773; Torah # 46 (t«u‰c¨, hˆF) Ki Tavo “When you come” By Pastor Nik
Readings; Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8; Haftorah Reading; Isaiah 60:1–22; B’rit Chadashah; Matthew 5:17–19; Romans 3:31; 7:12,14; 2Corinthians 9:6–11; 1John 2:3–6; Revelation 20:10; 22:7
As we start this Torah portion, God through Moses, talks about the tithe of the first fruits of the crops to be brought to the priests in a prescribed ritual. To fulfill this commandment, each Jewish farmer was required to travel to the Sanctuary with the best of his new crops to present before the altar. All tithes were to be given on the "honor system" and were not enforced by religious authorities. From the remainder, an additional one-tenth was to be set apart for use at the Sanctuary during holidays. Moses then instructed that the people were to set up twelve stones on Mount Ebal. Moses then gave further instructions regarding how to proclaim the blessings and the curses of the covenant in the Promised Land. Moses concluded by declaring that the people had not yet attained "a heart to know, eyes to see, and ears to hear." As Moses talks about the blessings and cures of not following the commandments the second rebuke is stated in the singular and was delivered to individuals from the mouth of Moses. This longer rebuke given by Moses contains 98 curses - exactly twice as many as the 49 curses listed in Leviticus. So not listening to the word of God, above all else, is the cause of falling under the curses. Deut. 28:15; decrees this will eventually bring about all the curses listed in Deut. 28:15-68. And as we dig deeper into the Torah we see it is saying that the opposite of love is not hate, but rather indifference, and that explains why the punishments (curses) would come if the people "left their first love." The punishments given to Israel are intended to help the people return to the LORD and to re-embrace His love. New Testament also speaks of "Rebuke" The New Testament warns us that God will punish those who likewise walk carelessly before Him. Have you forgotten the encouragement that addresses you as God's children? "My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary by his reproof For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and reproves every child whom he receives" (Heb. 12:5-6; Prov. 3:11-12). Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience" (Eph. 5:6-7).
Haftorah; Isaiah 60:1–22
This reading from Isaiah 60 is a picture of the New Jerusalem which puts forth the light of Yeshua Himself. May this day come soon and may all of Israel be saved. “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they that gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.”(Isaiah 60:1-4 KJV) Most mainstream Christian denominations have fooled themselves into believing that they are the true recipients of Israel's blessings. In general, these denominations confuse God's plan for the nations and for Israel with God's plan for the church. To verify this statement, check the belief system of the largest church denominations in the world today. The creeds of the Catholics, Episcopal, Methodist, Lutheran, Protestant, all suppose that the church is the true covenant people of God and that Israel has been thrown to the dust heap of history. Of course most leaders, of these denominations do not openly state that the church replaces Israel, but their ongoing disregard of the covenant promises of God to the Jews and their reinterpretation of all the prophecies given to Israel suggest otherwise. What is crazy about all of this is that there is a clear teaching on this subject of Israel from the pages of the New Testament itself. As the apostle Paul taught, the Ministry of God's plan of worldwide salvation includes the future and glory of Israel. (Romans 11:11 – 36). The mainline church leaders need to rethink their beliefs, especially since the world is fast approaching the Day of Judgment. Yeshua warned, “The first will be last and the last will be first" Matthew 20:16. God’s salvation was first given to the Jews, by the sovereign hand of God, and then the blessing of the new covenant that it might be extended to the Gentiles. This is the," first will be last" aspect. However the Scriptures tell us that the Jewish people will indeed accept God salvation. The prophetic Scriptures for Israel will be entirely fulfilled. This is the “last will be first” aspect.
This reading starts in Matthew showing us that there will be a remnant that is both Jew and Gentiles who have been grafted into Yeshua and are made to be partakers of the new covenant of our Lord with all of His spiritual blessings. Living and studying Torah. For Yeshua said, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven”. (Matthew 5:17-19 KJV) And again Paul teaches, “yea, we establish the law”. The law is not made void, neither by the grace nor doctrine of faith: not by the grace of faith; for that faith is not right which is not attended with works of righteousness. “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law”. (Romans 3:31 KJV) Once more Paul makes the statement, “Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good”. (Romans 7:12 KJV) And then again, “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. (Romans 7:14 KJV) For we know that the law is spiritual ... We who have a spiritual understanding of the law, who have been led into the true nature of it by the Spirit of God, known by experience of the benefits of the law with its blessings and cures. As we have seen that the commandments are still valid for today 2 Corinthians 9:11tells us what to expect as one of the blessings. It says, “Being enriched in everything to all bountifulness” God will not only be able to give you plenty, and would give you an abundance of things, as food and raiment to your satisfaction, and contentment for yourselves, but a fullness, an excitement, not for luxury and greed, but that having such an material comfort in all the good things of life, that you might at all times, and upon every occasion, exercise an open-handed outlook in relieving the poor. “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that said, I know him, and kept not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso kept his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that said he abided in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked”. (1 John 2:3-6 KJV) “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever”. (Revelation 20:10 KJV) “Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that kept the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” (Revelation 22:7 KJV) These are the words not of John, but of Christ, this is not of Christ's coming in his power to destroy Jerusalem, but of the second and personal coming of Christ to judgment. “Blessed is he that kept the sayings of the prophecy of this book”, this book is a prophecy of things to come. Or to say as it was in the time of Noah. People are still free to attempt to justify themselves with the guide lines of the everlasting terms of the Sinai Covenant, but then you are liable for the punishment that is clearly stated in that covenant. The best advice of all those that have the spirit and the word of God is to cry out to Yeshua and ask for His mercy so that He may place your sins under His precious Blood to escape everlasting death.
17 August 2013 (11 Elul 5773) Torah # 45 t‡m¥, hˆF Ki Tetze “When you go”
READINGS: Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19; Daniel 2:37-49; 2 Corinthians 6:1-18 (KJV)
Topic: “When you go” into the Promised Land cleanse it of evil inhabitants. “When you go” into the world you faces choices! Choose good not evil. Choose whom you will serve. You are only safe and secure, when you are on that narrow road to eternity, being sanctified in Yeshua Jesus. A Purified
Peculiar People in Christ.
1 Co 1:2 “Unto the church of God which is at Corinth (or in Las Cruces), to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord,”
Deuteronomy 22:9- 11 (KJV) (see Lev 19:19) What is this all about?---“seeds”….unequally yoked???? Confusing ?? God’s emphasis is upon seed yielding its own kind. Everything in the creation is in its own kind. Where is “seed” first mentioned in the Bible?
CREATION: 3rd day Gen 1:11 “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.”
DAYS NOAH: Gen 7:14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. God has “seed” in His Own kind! (Gen 1:26-27)
Is God concerned about “divers seeds?” He created, in seven days, all living things specific to their own kind, each with complex intelligent design. Hebrew bara is to create something from things that are unseen (Hebrews 11:3). The fallen one’s evil doings are to alter God’s creation. Evolution --perturbation of the “in kind” nature of the creation as the contamination of seed in the Days of Noah and God was angry!
Gen 6:5 “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
Gen 6:6-7 “And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” WHY??
Gen 6:9b “Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations (genealogy), and Noah walked with God.”
What was the Issue? - An “in kind” problem! Recall -- Load the Ark (Genesis 7:14 ) for preservation of the creation “in kind.” A great flood destroyed all life except Noah’s family and selected animals preserved each in their own kind! Web site: www.endtimesinformation.com</span> (Days of Noah)
Daniel 2:39 - 45 (KJV) .. Overview of Nebuchadnezzar dream. What was the prophetic meaning of the dream? In the last world empire that of the antichrist, the seed of iron and miry clay shall try to mingle, but they are of different kind! A war of the seeds – A cosmic war
Prophetic: Gen 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee (Lucifer) and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”
What is seed? It is DNA .
The “seed” of the serpent is that slimy, miry clay of hell. Dan 2:43 “And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.” Scripture explains Scripture: Psa 40:2 “He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.” Psa 69:14 “Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.” He lifted me out of the slime pit of hell!
Miry = sticky, foul smelling swamp and marshes - calamity.
Ezekiel 47:1-10 speaks of healing waters flowing from Jerusalem and productivity of these waters. Eze 47:11 “But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.”
Habakkuk 2:2-6 (KJV) An end-time vision. Satan has seed to mix with our seed? (Gen 3:15 “thy seed and her seed;”)
Mankind was fashioned by God from the clay of the earth (Genesis 2:7- yâtsar yaw-tsar as a potter). Satan as the great imitator also fashions seed as miry clay to mix with man’s DNA. Today, are we mixing seed, as in the Days of Noah? - Transhumanism, H+, “and ye shall be as gods” (Gen 3:5) (see JCIA endtimes Web site: singularity) Singularity is the goal of “mad” scientists, Freemasons, New Age, etc There are only Two kingdoms: 1. Be a Child of the Light or 2.A Child of Darkness
2 Corinthians 6:14- 7:1 (KJV)
1 Kings 18:21 “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”
Exo 20:3 “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Torah Study # 43 on 3 August 2013)
You cannot serve two masters (Matthew 6:24). Choose this day who you will serve. You are sitting on the cusp of eternity (Joshua 24:14-24).
Jesus Christ provides the only way as foretold in Torah.
Eze 36:24-27 “For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
1 Co 3:16 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”
1Co 6:19 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”
Lev 20:7 “Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.”
The secure foundations of our Temple is that we have our foundation in Christ Jesus.
Heb 3:6 “But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.”
Eph 2:20-21 “And (ye) are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
You, in Christ, are of good seed. The phrase ‘in Christ” is found 77 times in the King James Bible. Seven is God’s signature number.
At the Cross, the bad seed becomes the incorruptible good seed, for in Christ you are heirs and Sons of God –that is your genealogy (! Peter 1:23).
ENTER INTO YOUR INHERITANCE.
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10 August 2013 (4 Elul 5773) Torah # 44 oh¦y‰p«J Shoftim “Judges”
READINGS: Deuteronomy 16:18- 21:9; Jeremiah 25:1-14; Matthew 24:1- 28 (KJV)
Topic: Let us examine the many roles of Moses as a spokesman of God, a judge, a prophet and an empowered agent to do miracles. Jude 1:3-4 “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Deuteronomy 18:15-22 (KJV) How can you identify a false prophet? They speak their own words. Their predictions don’t come true. They edify themselves, not God.
How can you identify a prophet of God? They speak as agents of God, and their words do not contradict Scripture. Their predictions will come true. They serve in humility, and they edify God.
Who was the first mentioned prophet in the Bible?—Abraham (Gen 20:7). Today’s Torah message addresses a specific future agent as a Prophet.
Act 7:36-37 “He (Moses) brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years. This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
Many God-ordained prophets came to the Israelites such as Daniel, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi…BUT
they, the Israelites, were still searching for “that Prophet as Moses.” The Torah required that the Hebrew/Jewish people be discerning regarding those professing to be prophets.
Deu 13:1-3 “If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth (test) (נסה nâsâh naw-saw) you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”
After the prophet Malachi, no prophet of God spoke in Israel for about 400 years. This is known as the intertestamental period which spans the time of Malachi (c. 420 BC), the last of the Old Testament prophets until the appearance of John the Baptist in the early 1st century AD.
John 1:25 “And they asked him (John the Baptist), and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?”
Who was that foretold Prophet like Moses that the Jewish people were expecting? Their Mashiach. Hence , the scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees thoroughly examined Yeshua and could find no fault but, yet they rejected him.
John 1:11 “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.”
Act 3:22-23 “For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
How was Yeshua Jesus an agent of the Father?
Deu 18:18 “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.”
John 12:49 “For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.”(John 8:28, 12:50, 15:15)
He acted only in the authority of the Father. A prophet of God speaks God’s prophetic words.
Jeremiah 25:3-14 (KJV) Jeremiah was a repairer of the breaches in Torah observance. The message that he proclaimed to Judah was since you refuse to be obedient and live under God’s blessings, henceforth, you shall have His curses fall upon you.
Daniel 9:2 (KJV) “In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.”
Babylonian Captivity: 606 BC to 586 BC = 70 years. Prophets come to restore breaches in Torah foundation.
Jesus Christ, as the Prophet liken unto Moses, speaks these prophetic Words. .
Matthew 24:3-14 (KJV) Don’t be deceived (verses 4, 5, 11, 23, 24, 26). Have a spirit of discernment.
Concerning the gifts of the Holy Spirit: We have the gifts of service (administrations, operations), the word of wisdom; the word of knowledge; faith works; healing; miracles; discerning of spirits; tongues; interpretation of tongues (1 Co 12:4-11 )
We are approaching that prophetic time spoken about by Jesus Christ, therefore have ye therefore discernment. (1 John 4:1-4) As Jesus walked the shores of the Galilee, whom do the people of Judah consider him to be? Who was Yeshua Jesus amongst the people of His time? The two men on the Emmaus Road: (Luke 24:19); King Herod (Mark 6:14-19); Peter (Mat 16:13-17)
We are to restore the breaches in our Christian foundation. (JCIA’s mandate purpose- Isaiah 58). How?
ü Set watchmen on the walls:
ü Put on the Armor of God
ü Repair the breaches in a falling Church
ü Toil to do the will of the Father
ü Isaiah 58:12-14 “And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Your salvation is eternally secure in the Father’s Hands and in Yeshua Jesus’ Hands.
ü Eph 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”
ü Rom 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
ü Christ’s atoning death is sufficient for all who believe in Him – As the bride, keep a personal, heartfelt relationship with Yeshua Jesus.
ü The instructions (Commandments) are so that you have knowledge of sin, and know the will of the Father to be a doer of the WORD. (James 2:17-26).
ü The Hebraic Root movement within the Church is a Biblical restoration to the 1st century Church enriched with the Feasts of the Lord and a cultural understanding of a Jewish Jesus.
Mishpocha Elohim: We are the family of God
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8 August 2013 (27 Av 5773) Torah #43 v¥t§r Re’eh “Behold”
READINGS: Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17; Isaiah 44:9-20; Acts 19:11-41 (KJV)
Topic: Behold! “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psa 46:10). God’s stern warning by His Commandments: Honor God (Ex.20:2-7). “Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God” (Lev 19:4). Be not snared by other “gods” nor the demonic spirits that are behind these idols. Idolatry is all around us! Behold! Let us walk with discernment. Have no strange gods before or beside Me. Isa 44:8b “ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any.” Idols are of naught. Why would we want them? Deu 7:5 “But thus shall ye deal with them (idols); ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.”
Deuteronomy 12:1-8 (KJV) Utterly destroy the Pagan idols.
Deuteronomy 13:6- 10 (KJV) . Do not be enticed by your loved-ones, friends, or those in authority to be lured into seeking other gods or the kingdom of darkness. God’s instructions to the Israelites: Destroy all such people by stoning all those who cling to a cursed thing. “And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand”(Deuteronomy 13:16 ).
1 John 5:21 “Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”
How did Moses, an agent, of God deal with the Golden Calf?
Deu 9:21 “And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.”
Exo 32:20 “And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.”
Ø Gideon took ten men and went by night, because he feared his father's household and the men of the city, to destroy Israel’s worship place of pagan idols. The altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was by it (Jdg 6:27-28 ).
Ø “Josiah did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand, nor to the left. He brake down the altars of Baalim and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them” (2 Ch 34:2-4)
Isaiah 44:9-20 (KJV) (Psa 115:1-8; Psalm 135:15-18)
The background of pagan idolatry is the spiritual enhancement of these graven images by serving or acknowledging another “god.” What good can they do? Only evil do they serve!
Psa 78:58 “For they provoked him (God) to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.”
Mic 1:7 “And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she (Samaria) gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.”
Acts 19:23-41 (KJV) Riot mentality is being stirr-up for the goddess, Diana! We see this in jihad – The Arab spring uprisings. Live under God’s Blessings, not His Curses. We need to abstain from the pollutions of idols.
Lev 26:2-4 “Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.”
In this “land of enchantment” where are your idols today? What is the evil force depriving our children of their innocence? Far from being merely inanimate representations fashioned on wood, stone, metal or cloth, the sole intent of these idols is a connection (portal) into the Kingdom of darkness. They are demonic contact items with spiritual links to the “gods” of the underworld.
Isa 42:8 “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”
Separate yourself from pagan influences.
Num 33:52 “Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images*, and quite pluck down all their high places:”
Hebrew word *(SH6754 צלם tselem tseh'-lem) from an unused root meaning to shade (cast as a shadow); a phantom, (figuratively) an illusion, or a resemblance; hence a representative figure, especially an idol:
How do we to deal with priceless idols?
Deu 7:25-26 “The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God. Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.”
Are these religious icons merely innocent images?
1 Co 8:4b-8 “… we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
1 Co 10:19-21 “What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.”
Idols, in their physical composition of wood, metal, stone, plaster or any material stuff, as such materialistic items, are consider by many people as “nothing”, being trinkets, art ware, family heirlooms, cultural collections, or historical icons. But strictly speaking, by their nature, they are purposed, as religious representations (idols), that are spiritually crafted to represent the kingdom of darkness and its “gods” for impartation of demonic influences.
Clean your house of idols
For we build our Temple on the Rock of Yeshua Jesus
For He that keeps us
neither slumbers nor sleeps
Torah #42, (27 July 2013) (20 Av 5773) c¤e‡g Ekev “Because”
Readings:Deuteronomy 7:12- 11:25; Isaiah 49:14-26, 51:1-3; Ephesians 6:1-6 John 14:15; 1 John 2:3- 5; 1 John 5:3; 1John 4:4.
Topic: Because of God’s unconditional love
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face. Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them. (Deuteronomy 7:9-11 KJV) This Torah portion repeatedly stresses the importance of obeying all of the laws, statutes, rules, and commandments of God revealed by Moses. However, we know through the revelation of Yeshua that we are saved by trusting in His obedience to the law, not our own. So which is it? We have already discussed the relationship between "law" and "grace." We know the terms of the covenant given at Sinai are conditionally stated: "If you obey, you will be blessed; if you disobey, you will be doomed..." Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers: And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine(deer), and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee. Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou know, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them, that hate thee. And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee. (Deuteronomy 7:12-16 KJV)
Haftorah; Isaiah 49:14-26, 51:1-3
Despite the fact that the people of Israel have not followed God’s commandments He has declared His love for us. Unconditional love for us as a mother for her child but if that love between a mother and child should fail God’s love would not because He says, “I have engraved you upon my hand.” For as one day Jerusalem will be restored to glory, so are we when we repent and turn back to our Lord and Deliverer. We must place our sins under Jesus’ blood.
B’rit Chadashah; Ephesians 6:1-6 John 14:15; 1 John 2:3- 5; 1 John 5:3; 1John 4:4
But there are conditions on enjoying the blessings of God, we must raise our children properly (Ephesians 6:1 – 6) Part of loving Yeshua is by keeping his commandments (John 14:15) (1John 2:3 – 5) For we are victorious over this world (Romans 8:31–39)
Think about it: according to the latest available statistics, over 75% of America’s adults classify themselves as Christians. Over 43% of America’s adults attend the more than 300,000 churches regularly. That’s over 90 million people. Yes, both of these statistics are way down from just a few years ago, but those statistics still represent a HUGE block of the American population. So why do these Christians and churches have so very little influence in America’s society, culture, and politics? Asking it bluntly, why is America going to hell in a hand basket with all of these churches dotting the landscape?
In America, we are talking about a nation in which citizens (including Christians) are as free to influence their societies and governments as are any other group of people in the United States. Furthermore, name the other group in this country that can boast 75% of the population who identify with it in name or 43% of the population who regularly attend its public meetings? What would the country look like if the ACLU could boast these numbers? Or labor unions?
The great Nineteenth Century revivalist and major contributor to America’s Second Great Awakening, Charles Finney, said this: “Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics. God cannot sustain this free and blessed country, which we love and pray for, unless the Church will take right ground. Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians (and citizens) must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God. It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation are becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they think God does not see what they do in politics.”
Finney also said, "If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discernment, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in Christianity, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it."
For the most part, today’s pastors are not prophets and watchmen; they are cheerleaders and CEOs. Our churches are not “the pillar and ground of the truth” (I Timothy 3:15 KJV); they are centers of social interaction, recreation, and feel-good indoctrination. Preachers do not reprove, rebuke, or exhort (II Timothy 4:2); they are ear-ticklers, entertainers, and expositors of irrelevance.
What good does it do to preach expository messages on the Bible if one does not make those messages relevant to the times and circumstances in which we live? Yet, ear-tickling, entertainment, and irrelevant exposition seem to be what the modern church in America excels in. The result: ineffective, impotent, weak, unprepared, and sheepish Christians. Do you see you or your church in this statement?
Yes, I know there are many churches and Christian ministries that are doing great things. You need to know the time is soon coming in this country when it is going to “rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Matthew 5:45 KJV) Mark it down, Christian: when persecution and tribulation comes to America (and it has already begun), you and your family will NOT be exempt. When a nation falls, everyone in it (Christian or not) goes down with the country. The church was not created to give sugar to Christian or to teach how to create a playground, but to teach Christian soldiers how to fight on a battlefield. So many of our Christian brothers and sisters seem to be literally enslaved or addicted to some form of church formality. They need a certain music fix, or entertainment fix, or teaching fix, or liturgical fix, or a hundred other fixes. They demand a certain delivery, a certain style, or a certain personality. They intend to do nothing with what they hear, but only if it makes them feel good hearing it. The carnality, bitterness, jealousy, and meanness inside the church is equal to, or superior to, that which is outside the church. Many Christian businessmen are just as greedy, just as dishonest, and just as under handed as businessmen professing no faith. Many deacons and church officers are just as untruthful and cowardly as anyone in the outside world. What have all of these Sunday school lessons done for us? What have all of these pacifist feel good messages done for us? What have all of these gymnasiums, youth programs, self-esteem classes, life coaches and counseling centers done for us? What good has it done us? While we have been playing, partying, prancing, promoting, pouting, pontificating, patronizing, and philosophizing, a fire has been burning the foundations of our beliefs and country; but we have not lifted a pail of water to help extinguish the inferno. Unfortunately, many pastors and churches today are “good for nothing.” They have lost their saltiness; they no longer preserve and protect. As God pruned Gideon’s army down from 32,000 to 300, so, too, God may need to prune the Church in America. Let the majority of churches rot on the vine; let them intoxicate themselves on the opiate of entertainment and feel good “ism”; let the hirelings in the pulpit lust after ease and social acceptance. For those who choose to fight with Gideon’s army let them leave these fancy churches, which are nothing more than ornate tombs, and run to the sound of battle! The great Christian patriot and “Father of the American Revolution,” Sam Adams, said, “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority zealous to set brush fires in the people’s minds.” Let the majority of churches be irrelevant, impotent, and insignificant. Even now, God is rising up unconventional fellowships. A fire for Yeshua’s churches is ablaze in the hearts of millions of Americans. The establishment churches are dead; shake off the dust of your feet and move on.
20 July 2013 (13 Av 5773) Torah #41 i³b©j§,¤t²u Va’etchanan “And I besought”
READINGS: Deuteronomy 3:23- 7:11; Judges 6: 1-7:25; Acts 14: 1-28 (KJV)
Topic: Moses pleads with the Israelites to keep God’s Commandments – He “besought” them with Torah instructions for righteous living. I, Moses, entreat, solicit, implore, bid, adjure, and beseech you in prayer that you obey the Devarim – the Words of the LORD. Urgently call upon the LORD in humility, and He will hear thy voice if you walk in His ways (Deu 4:30). It is all about a personal relationship with Abba thru Yeshua Jesus (Deu 5:33) By our free-will choices we can live under God’s Blessings or under His Curses (Deu 28:1-68).
Psa 34:18 “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”
Deuteronomy 4:1-15 (KJV) In obedience, we show love for God.
Deu 5:10 “And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.”
Deu 7:9 “Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;”
Joh 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
Joh 14:21 “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
Do not forsake the LORD, thy God, and kindle His anger. His anger is a consuming fire. He is a jealous God zealous for His People. (Deu 4:24-25, 5:9, 6:15)
Deu 5:9 “Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them (idols), nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,”
Deu 7:10 “And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.”
We serve a covenant God: IF……you…. Then I will…….
If …“Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.”(Deu 7:11 ) THEN I … “will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee. (Deu 7:13).
We serve an Awesome God who provides for His chosen people. He has called us from the womb. Gideon was called (Judges 6:1-14). Gideon need confirmation- The fleece (Judges 6:15-40). The Israelites respond to his calling to form an army against the Midianites and Amorites (7:1-3). Many are called, but few are chosen (Judges 7:4-8). Out of 32 thousand, only 300 are chosen! How big is that remnant? (less than 1%)! God gives Gideon more confirmation as God strengthened Gideon’s courage (Judges 7:9-15)….. A Faith Lesson … He attacks the enemy with a remnant army of 300 men.
Judges 7:16-25 (KJV) Just as the LORD discomfited the Pharaoh's chariot wheels, so also He did He discomfited the Midianites and the Amorites.
Acts 14: 8-20 (KJV) We desire no self glory! They left Paul for dead, but it was not his time.
Mat 10:30 “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”
1 Ki 1:52 “And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.”
2 Cor 12:2-4 “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up (harpazo) to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.”
Was Paul translated – a rapture event – to the Kingdom of Heaven? But he desires not to boast or glorify himself. 2 Cor 12:5-6
Our Heavenly Father has a plan for your life.
Jer 1:5 “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
Every soul has a free-will choice, but note that Jesus desires that “all men be saved, and come unto the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timorthy 2:4)
Joh 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
Be that overcomer whose daily walk (halacha) is an assurance of an inheritance of the saints to be translated into the Kingdom of Heaven (Col 1:10-13).
For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Mat 22:10-14 “So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.”
It is your free-will choice to whom you serve, for all humankind lives under God’s Blessings or His Curses! Therefore, humble yourself before God and honor Him before man.
Isa 57:15 “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”
We are approaching the Biblical 40 days of repentance from 1 Elul to 10 Tishri, which ends at Yom Kippur, when the Books are closed in the Hebrew-Jewish tradition. It is the prophetic time of Christ’s return with the armies of heaven – His Bride. Let us be prepared for the Day of the Lord.
13 July 2013 (6 Av 5773) Torah #40 oh¦rŠc§s Devarim “Words”
READINGS: Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22; Joshua 23:1-16; John 21:1-25; Acts 1:4-14 (KJV
Topic: Our imparted Godly wisdom comes by the WORD, and by those anointed agents that abide in the WORD (Yeshua). Debar – the WORD is being conveyed to our generation as God’s instructions by the Scriptures and by using wise agents (elders, grandparents, and the fivefold ministry). Shema - My remnant people (His acheron (the last generation) is that generation that saw the fig tree put on its leaves (Matt 24:32-34). Shema …Hear …Heed – the parting words of Moses, Joshua, and Yeshua Jesus as they are for our benefit (Deu 6:4-8). Does the WORD abide in your heart? Are you prepared to meet your Maker. No man is guaranteed tomorrow.
Deuteronomy reviews Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers for our learning as a second witness.
Forty percent of Deuteronomy is prophecy. You will find Kingdom nuggets – a salt and pepper book! It is a review of the Israelite’s Exodus journey with a prophetic eye to the future – our times! Abba’s has a finite plan for humans! – No exceptions!
Moses was 120 years old and healthy, but God took him.
Joshua was 110 years old and the Lord took him.
Yeshua Jesus finished his Ministry at 33 ½ years of age.
We live a finite lifetime. Then we meet our Maker!
Deuteronomy 3:21-29 (KJV) Moses prepares the people with wise council and an anointed successor (Numbers 27:18-23). Where is mount Pisgah?
Deu 34:1 “And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,”
Joshua 23:1-8 (KJV) Joshua gives wise counsel.
Jos 24:14-15 “Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
Joshua prepares the people for his departure. Choose to serve the LORD with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your might, and with all your soul.
Joshua 24:28 “So Joshua let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance.”
How long is man’s spiritual memory for the provisions, as provided by God to a people that He loves and desires for them to be His own people… A people created in His own image? How long did the wilderness-wandering Israelites remember that awesome Red Sea crossing? How long did the Israelites remember Joshua's words? 1 Kings 2:8-15 (KJV)
Where was their faith to be obedient to the will of God? Joshua’s message to the Israelites: Believe – have faith - keep Torah and God will provide for you. God’s promise: The LORD your God shall fight for you (Deu 3:22).
John 21:1-17 (KJV) ---- Jesus’ prophetic last words! Yeshua prepares His agents with wise council.How many fish in net? Why did John describe 153 fish? Remember John through the Holy Spirit encodes messages in the Scriptures!
How far away is the shore? 200 cubits (2 X 102)! Is this a word play on the Church age of 2000 (2 X103) years? The Kingdom of Heaven is here (c) now but not yet (d) (10=h)!
153 fish! … What is this all about? Jesus had 153 encounters with people listed in the 4 Gospels. Is its meaning encoded in Hebrew/Greek gematria?
Hebrew gematria for Sons of God (Beni-ha Elohim) is 153
Greek gematria for “joint heirs’ is 7 X 153
Greek gematria for fish is 8 X 153
Greek gematria for net is 8 X 153
Hebrew gematria for Passover (ha Pesach) is 153 … “Behold the lamb of God”
153 fish and note that the net did not break?
Joh 21:11 “Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
None escaped from the fisherman’s net (John 6:37-40; John 17:9-11; John 10:27-29).
Those “fish” (overcomers) in the net are secure in the hands of the Father and in the hands of His only begotten Son.
Security in the Kingdom of Heaven is only by being in-Christ as a new creation.
Mat 4:18-19 “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Are we also to be “fishers of men?”
Mark 16:15-16 “And he (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.”
ONLY two eternal destinies! Does the evangelistic Gospel message always fall on fertile ground? Today, as the world grows darker, and the end of the age approaches (acharon), the wheat and tares will be separated.
Mat 13:47-48 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
Acts 1:4-5 (KJV) Receive the Promise of the Father – His Holy Spirit- The believer’s promise: The New Covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah: “I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people” (Hebrews 8:8-10).
1 Co 12:13 “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”
Receive the Promise and those who believe shall do Kingdom work in My Name.
Mark 16:20 “And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”
The sum of the matter - Their parting words:
Ø Moses – Deu 4:1 “Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.”
Ø Joshua – Make a free-will choice – chose life this day.
Ø Yeshua Jesus– follow Me for My yolk is light – feed My sheep- possess the Kingdom of God.
Be “born-again” Holy Spirit filled, “fishers of men.”
7 July 2013 (28 Tammuz 5773) Torah #39 ,«u§y©n Matot - “Tribes”
Double Readings: Numbers 30:1-36:13; Obadiah 1:1-21; Revelation 19:1-21 (KJV)
Topic: The tribes venture into the Promise Land. Now is the time for conquering and claiming the land for all twelve tribes and the special allotments for the Levites. The tribes of Israel have finished their wilderness wanderings. The Captain of the host of the LORD’s army continues to be with them and by the LORD’s mighty right hand, they are victorious (Exo 23:20-33). The LORD gives the Israelites victory over the giants - King Og, and King Sihon of the Amorites.
Numbers 31:1-12 (KJV). They were to kill all the Midianite males (Num 31:17). Were the Midianites extinct? Who else fought the Midianites and Amalekites and the LORD prevailed? - Gideon (Judges 7:33-25). What land did Israel conquer? Conquering the Promise Land was a tedious victory - footstep by foot step – for by the footsteps of their sandals did they claim for Israel all the land from the Euphrates to the river Nile. Israel shall process the entire Saudi Arabia peninsula.
Josh 1:3 “Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.”
Who were the Midianites? The Midianites were the descendants of Midian, who was a son of Abraham through his wife Keturah. The land of Midian was where Moses spent 40 years in exile after killing an Egyptian (Exodus 2:11–15). During those years, he married Zipporah, the daughter of Jethro, the priest of Midian.
Gen 25:5-6 “And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.”
The Midianites occupied the territory east of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, and southward through the desert wilderness of the Arabah. The Midianites worshipped a multitude of gods, including Baal-peor, the Queen of Heaven – Ashteroth - and the Egyptian goddess Hathor. Hathor had a complex relationship with Ra. At times she is the eye of Ra and considered his daughter, but she is also considered Ra's mother. When the Israelites entered Canaan, some Midianites women introduced Israelite men to the worship of their gods. Moses led a war of extermination against them. The Ammonite and Moabite dwell on the east of the Dead Sea and the Jordan river. They had been deprived of their land by the Amorites. The Amorite kingdoms of Sihon and Og occupied the land along the east side of the Jordan and the Dead Sea. The advancing Hebrews captured these Amorites.
Obadiah 1:15-19 (KJV) Today, heathen are dispersed throughout the land of Israel and on the Temple mount, but forthcoming is a cleansing of the West Bank and Jordan. The Obadiah Conflict
Psa 108:8-11 (Psa 60:7) “Gilead is mine;”
Psa 83:1-9 (KJV) “Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:”
The land west of the Jordan River, Gilead, shall be returned to Israel.
Mic 7:14 “Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.”
Zec 10:10 “I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon;”
Jer 50:19 “And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.”
Gilead was given to Gad (Joshua 15:25) and half to Manasseh (Joshua 13:30-31) Today, this Israelite land is ruled by Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein, the Hashemite king of Jordan, a direct descendant from the prophet Muhammad, as Sunni Muslims.
The Lord returns to claim His Promise Land. He holds it’s title-deed.
Revelation 19:11-16 (KJV) The Captain of the host of the LORD’ army returns to reclaim His land and His ruling birthright of the tribe of Judah as King of kings and Lord of lords. He comes with a massive army to fight the war of all wars against demonic, enhanced super soldiers of Satan (Joel’s Army). He returns with His immortal angels and with His immortal, imperishable Bride in combat boots to war against Satan’s avatar demons at Armageddon.
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Worthy is the Lamb.
Rev 5:9-10 “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Mat 25:31 “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:”
Jud 1:14 “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,”
The Book of Enoch: “And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones To execute judgment upon all, And to destroy all the ungodly: And to convict all flesh Of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed, And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.) (Enoch 1:9)
Dan 7:27 “And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.”
1 Th 3:13 “To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.”
Yes, He retutrns with an army of angels and saints
Deu 33:2 “And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.”
Rev 20:6 “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years
Torah #38 29 June 2013; (21 Tammuz 5773) (Pinchas)
Readings; Numbers 25:10-30:1; 1 Kings 18:46-19:21; Romans 11:2 – 32; Romans 12:1;2 Peter 2:14 – 22 KJV
Last week we saw who the prophet Balaam was. We see that he had a relationship with the God of Israel, had a testimony of faith in the God of Israel, and performed works in the name of the God of Israel. Based on an outward appearance, he would be accepted by most Christians today. But by Torah guidelines he would not be accepted as such. He then formed a relationship with Midian king Balak to bring down the Hebrews by sexual immorality. In Numbers25:14, it says, “Harass … and smite them”. Midian is symbolic of the immoral pleasures of the society that surrounds the people of God and that will subvert and overtake the righteous if left unchecked. Likewise, fighting the sin that would attempt to gain entrance into our lives must be a constant state of mind. God commanded Israel to harass the Midianite and then to smite them. When sin arises, because our offensive and defensive positions against sin are secure, we will be ready to smite the sin that dogs us. What are you (especially us men) doing to combat the sexual enticements of the surrounding wicked and perverse generation? What do you watch on television including the advertisements? Do you listen to immoral music? Are your conversations with your friends and coworkers always clean and pure? What do you allow your eyes to see that is sexually explicit? Do you vigorously and aggressively confront it for the evil that it is and take a stand against it both in your heart and mind and do so openly? As God commanded Israel to view Midian as the enemy because of their lust for immoral pleasure, so we must despise the world around us as our enemy in this regard for its debauchery and idolatry. Numbers 28:9, On the Sabbath day. Every Sabbath God required double sacrifices to be offered. This being a foundational principle, shouldn’t we spend more time seeking him on Shabbat? What types of activities should fill our Sabbath time that is of a devotional, worshipful nature? Shouldn’t all of our Sabbath-day activities somehow point to God, and in some way strengthen our walk with and ties to our Creator, and our ties to others who are of the household of faith? Let’s not forget an important truth: Keeping Torah is not about bondage (to a legalistic set of do’s and don’ts); it’s a vehicle to promote bonding (building loving relationship between man and his Creator, between man and his fellow man).
Midrash: 1 Kings 18:46-19:21 KJV
It seems clear that Elijah went into the wilderness to have his spiritual strength renewed and to hear a fresh word from God that would sharpen his ministry vision and spiritual focus. The wilderness was the place of solitude and quiet away from the noise and clutter of life where Elijah went to hear a fresh word from God, to commune with his Creator and to have his spirit refreshed. What are you doing here? This question of God was doubtless meant to be a reality check for the prophet and God repeats the question in verse 13. Elijah had fled Israel in discouragement at the apparent failure of his mission to permanently end the apostasy among God’s people. Can there be anything wrong with fleeing to Yeshua when in the midst of despair, in seeking his face, and endeavoring to hear a word from him of direction and encouragement? Is this your response to adversity? Did God rebuke him, or lovingly respond to Elijah’s emotional needs? Will not our Father in heaven do the same for us in our time of need? God told him was not alone in his battle against wickedness, but that there were others who could stand with him. God helped Elijah to refocus his spiritual sights, and, in addition, validated his ministry by giving him some new assignments.
Chadasha: Romans 11:2 – 32; Romans 12:1; 2 Peter 2:14 – 22 KJV
Praise God for His grace (Romans 11:5 – 6) but one of the false doctrines Jezebel is pushing today is a distorted message of God’s grace. Here’s how it works: Jezebel first seduces you into immorality and idolatry or drunkenness or homosexuality or you don’t have to read and follow Torah by telling you it’s OK or its legalism. After you’ve fallen into this trap, Jezebel's doctrine eases your conscience by telling you you’re past, present and future sins are already forgiven—that there’s no need to repent. In fact, Jezebel would not repent (Rev. 2:21) and neither do those who are seduced by this spirit’s false doctrine. This is a dangerous, even damnable error. Despite its good works, love, service, faith and patience, Jesus had a few things against the church at Thyatira because its leadership allowed a false prophetess named Jezebel to teach and seduce His servants to commit sexual immorality and idolatry (Rev. 2:20). Jesus said: (vv. 21-23). This confirms that Jezebel was guilty of teaching false doctrines. But for those who did not embrace Jezebel’s false doctrine, Jesus encouraged them, “Hold fast.” Some argue that the spirit of Jezebel does not exist because it is not named specifically in Scripture, but it’s clear that the same demonic force was influencing both the Thyatira Jezebel and Old Testament Queen Jezebel (Lady of Kingdoms, Is47). A study of Scripture shows the influence of this wicked spirit running from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation. Suffice it to say that Jezebel has, for thousands of years, seduced God’s servants, in part, with false assurances that God’s grace is sufficient without repentance. The Bible clearly states that if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. (1 John 1:9). But we have to confess our sin. The Jezebel spirit (Satan) perverts God’s Word, just like he did when he tempted Jesus in the wilderness. Satan told Jesus, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down.” Much the same, Jezebel works to seduce you into sin by twisting Scripture. Jezebel’s teachings give you a license to commit immorality and idolatry. Jezebel will tell you that it’s OK to fornicate if you love one another (John 13:34). Much of the church is so fascinated with this demonic rock star’s mask of control and manipulation that it misses the subtle deceptive doctrines. As to the Jezebel spirit, the late David Wilkerson put it this way: “I want to say, in no uncertain terms, that it is dangerous to sit under the wrong teaching. False doctrine can damn you more readily than all the lusts and sins of the flesh. False preachers and teachers are sending more people to hell than all the drug pushers, pimps and prostitutes combined. That is not an overstatement—I believe it. Multitudes of blind, misled Christians are singing and praising the Lord in churches, enslaved by false doctrine. Thousands are sitting under teachers who are pouring out the doctrine of demons—and they come away saying, ‘Wasn't that wonderful?’”
Wilkerson wrote those words in relation to Jezebel’s false doctrines in 1988. It’s been 25 years since he sounded the alarm. God’s people are indeed selling out to Satan with a distorted message that some so staunchly defend that they work to publicly assassinate the character of anyone who speaks against it, labeling them Pharisees and legalists—and worse. Make no mistake: I love the grace of God, but grace must stand on truth to be true grace. Be not carried about with different and strange doctrines (Heb. 13:9). Set your heart to endure sound doctrine rather than heaping up for yourself teachers that tickle your itching ears (2 Tim. 4:3). Stay true to the doctrine of Christ. It’s been said that the devil’s greatest deception is convincing people he doesn’t exist. If that’s true, Jezebel’s greatest deception is convincing people she’s all about control and manipulation while she’s subtly perverting God’s grace, The proof is in the pulpit. Here are some basic questions to ask your religious leader. Does your religious leader teach from the Bible? Does he/she apply the lessons of the Bible to daily living and does not shy away from controversy when the actions of government violate the laws of God? Does your church renounce evil in all forms? Does your Pastor encourage their congregations to oppose evil, by being faithful to the word of God in all areas even if that means speaking out against the government? Does your church organize its followers to carry the word and the will of God to society as a whole in an effort to save the misled? Does your pastor denounce abortion, war, thievery, murder and all behaviors which violate the Ten Commandments? If not, it would be prudent to find a church in which the word of God is honored and unquestionably supersedes the word of government when the two conflict.
Torah #37 22 June 2013; (14 Tammuz 5773) eŠkŠC (Balak)
Readings: Numbers 22:2-25:9; Micah 5:6-6:8; Matthew 24:11, 24; 2 Peter 2:1–22 KJV
False Prophets: Who are you following?
In this Torah teaching the Exodus generation has died out, and the new generation is getting ready to enter the Promised Land. Both Sihon, the King of Amorites, and Og, the King of Bashan have been defeated by Israel. The Israelites are camped near the border of the land of Moab. Now Balak, the king of the Moabites, is thinking about how the Israelites had defeated the Amorites, he began to fear they would take over the whole region, and therefore he sought alliance with the nation of Median to create a united front. The Midianite princes explained that since Moses used the name of the Lord to strike down Israel's enemies in battle, King Balak should seek the services of a Midianite magician named Balaam. Then Balak sent messengers to Balaam offering him a very rich reward if he would curse the Israelites. After hearing the King's request, Balaam sent messengers back to Balak with the reply that God had told him not to curse the Jewish people, for they were blessed. But upon hearing this, Balak sent his highest ambassadors to return to Balaam and to offer him greater honor and financial rewards if he would reconsider. Balaam asked God the second time and God said he could go but could only speak whatever God commanded him to speak. The very next morning, Balaam saddled his donkey and begin making his way to Moab. As he traveled, his donkey saw the angel the Lord blocking the way. When she walked into a wall, Balaam beat the animal until God gave her a voice to rebuke him. God then open Balaam's eyes to see the angel, who repeated the warning to speak only as he was directed to speak. When he finally arrived at Moab, Balaam instructed King Balak to build altars and to offer up a sacrifice and then Balaam went to consult with the Lord but each time God put a word into his mouth that forced him to proclaim God's words of blessings upon Israel. Balak became frustrated with Balaam and dismissed him, but before he returned to Midian Balaam prophesied the destruction of Moab and the surrounding nations. Even so Balaam remained perverse in his heart and plotted with Balak about how to weaken the Hebrew people by enticing them to sin. Balaam reasoned that if he was successful, Israel's blessings would be withdrawn and the Lord would then judge them for their transgressions of sin. Balaam brought young Midianite women to the edge of Israel's camp to offer themselves to Israelite men on the condition that they would worship Baal Peor(Beor). When the Israelite man went into the women, God immediately ordered the leaders of the people to be slain. Make no mistake about it, false prophets are neither a friend of God nor his people. They are grievous wolves who hate God’s people and want their total destruction. Balaam’s hatred for Israel and his contempt for God is shown in verse 12. Do you walk so closely to God in relationship with Yeshua and in his righteousness that you are protected from even the mildest curse from the enemy? Do you stay under the blood of Yeshua (Eph 6:16; Rev 12:11 KJV)? Do you take refuge under the shadow of the wings of the Almighty (Ps 91:1, 4 KJV)? (Proverbs 26:2 KJV) Do you have any “spiritual doors” open so that the Evil One has “legal” entrance into your life to attack you? The solution to the problem is to repent, turn from sin and turn to Yeshua! Obey his Word so that you do not open yourself up to the curses. (Numbers 22:5 KJV) Pethor … by the river. Balaam was from the land of Pethor, which is “by the River.” This is a reference to the Euphrates River, the great river of Babylon thus making Balaam a Babylonian. One of the aspects of Babylon of the last days is her religious system (Rev 13:11 KJV) the head of which is her false prophet (Rev 16:13; 19:20; 20:10 KJV). The Babylon’s religious system of the end days is a blend of both good and evil, reminiscent of the tree by that name in Eden from which the serpent beguiled Adam and Eve away from God’s path of truth and righteousness into a false religion.
Haftorah - Micah 5:6-6:8
Micah, a contemporary of Isaiah, and, like Isaiah, prophesied in the Southern Kingdom of Judah, and also directed some of his prophecies toward as well as to some of the surrounding nations. Samaria fell to Assyria during Micah’s ministry, and Judah would fall to Babylon after Micah had passed from the scene. During this time, Judah and Samaria were in a state of spiritual decline due to pagan Canaanite influences and false prophets. Micah prophesied judgment upon the nation unless they would wholeheartedly repent and turn to God. Out of judgment, would come deliverance. Out of the nations into which Israel would be scattered, a faithful Torah-obedient remnant would be redeemed and return to the land of Israel. “Micah’s ideal is not a minimum of belief, it is a maximum. He provides the great standards by which we may test our acting, our thinking, our religious practice. And this is why Micah’s pronouncement has about it an air of finality. The Prophet seems to feel that what he is saying is an eternal truth an end time event.
Chadashah - Matthew 24:11, 24; 2 Peter 2:1–22
The story of Balaam is that of a man who had divine prophetic gifting, but who used these gifting for unrighteous, selfish and materialistic purposes. (2 Peter 2:15 KJV) indicates that Balaam had some knowledge of the truth, but turned away from it loving instead the “wages of unrighteousness Though Scripture reveals that he heard the voice of God, he was willful and disobedient, and did not fear God enough to walk fully in obedience. Yeshua stated that they would be active among his people in the last days (Matt 7:15; 24:11, 24; 2 Pet 2:1; 1 John 4:1 KJV). Many people today, like Balaam, have prophetic gifting that they are misusing for personal, unrighteous or misguided purposes. Many such individuals ply their trade within the spiritual body of redeemed believers in these end times. Beware!
The grace of God cannot be expected on a nation that disregards the laws of heaven, this is also true as in regards to the nation of Israel where it was said, and “to turn from God the blessings will be removed.” When we are looking at things prophetically we have to look at the beginning, as it began so it will end. The church began with the Jew and Gentile so it will end the same way, it is the way the book of Acts began so it will end the same way. Some people say the book of Acts is not yet finished but in the end times it will be finished. So I'm asking believers to see that this is the way it will end. The Torah or the law was placed at the beginning of the Book (Bible). The Torah was also placed at the beginning of the church so it has to end that way. As the church movement began Jew and Gentile together so it has to end in that way, it is a destiny. We have come into this movement when the faith of and believe in Torah has not yet been established. In fact the Torah has been put down or belittled across the board. This is a far-reaching thought because it goes against the flow of mainline religion. The messianic movement is not a man’s movement but is of God, it is not a man's timing but of God's timing. We cannot choose the time of our death or our birth for that timing is all of God. The messianic movement is all of God as a prophetic movement. And God is all about a prophetic time. This is a time when the church comes back to Jerusalem not paganism, it will end as it was in the beginning as the first messianic believers were called to be radical. Do not be overwhelmed or pushed aside, don’t go along with things in a safe way. Do not be safe be intense. The one who walks with the Lord keeps his Commandments and he will be blessed. Be not afraid for God says, “I did not give you a spirit of fear”. It is also written that if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and turn from their evil ways, seek my face they will hear from heaven. (2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV) This does not depend on man but depends on God. And for us to follow our prophetic calling we must be holy. Now let us look at another thought, we cannot talk about the end times without knowing our prophetic calling. For if we want to follow a calling that is prophetic then we need to learn to be Holy, righteous and this comes from the Holy Spirit also in learning the Holy Scripture, Torah. If we are to lead prophetically then we must lead in Torah, if we are to live the prophetic calling on our life for the end time we must have an end time consecration to Jesus. It is a time to put away foolish things, all things from the eyes, the ears, the hands, the mind, our hearts and to spend more time in our secret place. Put away all the wavering, Wimpy, mamby pamby thinking, we are heirs of the Messiah, we are Messianic Believers. The messianic believers who changed the world forever came against the darkness with intensity. Remember end times calls for us to turn up the light as the world is getting darker and to become more intense in Torah, the gospel, and salvation. The end time is the time to live up to your calling, time to get serious, time to get real, time to be intense, be an over comer through the Torah and with power and with our Messiah.
15 June 2013 (7 Tammuz 5773) Torah #36 ,©Eªj Chukat … “Statutes”
READINGS: Numbers 19:1-22:1; Amos 8:8-9:14; John 3:1-21 (KJV)
Topic: The Law - Torah - is our schoolmarm as a light to our path unto righteousness to find Yeshua in every verse (John 5:39; John 5:46-47; John 15:7; Zec 4:6). Let the depth of the Scriptures speak to your inner man as manna (Mat 21:42, 22:29). By Torah is the knowledge of sin (Rom. 3:20). It is our schoolmaster (Gal 3:24) unto righteousness to find Yeshua. By Torah we know God’s instruction which are holy, just and true (Rom 7:12). However, salvation only comes through a personal relationship with Yeshua Jesus – the narrow path. Salvation is not by the law (Gal. 2:16) for we, all, are unclean (Isa 64:6) are cannot keep the law; if we could Jesus died in vain (Gal. 2:21).
Interpretation of prophecy requires abiding in the Word of God and having an understanding of the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith. Prophetic insight must be guided by the Holy Spirit. Elsewise, it is as if one is “searching for a needle in a hay stack.” Unless, the Scriptures are opened to your grasp, it can be likened unto “the blind leading the blind.” The Hebrew levels of Bible interpretation are known as the peshat, the remez, the drosh and the sohd (yod) levels (Isaiah 42:18; Deuteronomy 29:29; Romans 15:4).
Peshat-Remez-Drosh-Sohd forms the acronym PRDS or x¥s§r‹P (the Hebrew word pardes (SH# 6508), which means garden or paradise… Garden of Eden.
The Peshat level is simply understanding the literal meaning of the Scripture. It establishes your faith and values system by examples.
ü Peshat Gospel is Mark
ü In Jewish writings, it corresponds to the Torah and Tanach.
The Remez level relates to, but also expands, the literal interpretation (peshat) with other similar interactive Bible verses of Scripture - expanding a simple painting into a complex design as pearl-stringing or networking verses.
ü Gospel of Luke
ü Jewish = Mishnah/Germara
The Drosh level of Biblical understanding incorporates the previous two levels, giving you concept-building insight using your acquired integrated knowledge and understanding for prophetic disclosure of that which is hidden in the text.
ü Gospel of Matthew
ü Jewish Midrash of debating and parable interpretation.
The Sohd (Yod) level: God unveils the Scriptural codex for believers by the Holy Spirit’s divine revelation that brings you into unity with the Word of God, so that the Word becomes “the living WORD.”
ü Gospel of John
ü Jewish kabala
Numbers 21: 4-9 (KJV) Peshat.. Story line… stiffed-neck Israelites, and judgment by poisonous snakes
Moral statement: sin not – God judges and will punish. Did they remember Korah, the 250 princes, the murmuring of the Israelites and plague death of 14,700? Their murmuring rebellion is death by viper poison. Grave punishment came for murmuring, but now in these circumstances, they acknowledge the LORD and asked Moses to intervene with God for them. Do we experience the sting of the serpent when we turn to the lusts of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life (1 John 2:16) and by gossiping.
Amos 8:11-12 (KJV) “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.” Israel can’t escape the LORD’s judgment….Amos 9:1-4 (KJV)
Remez: What is the bite of the serpent? The serpent in the Garden of Eden beguiled Eve by her lust of the eyes and desire to be a “god.”
Gen 3:4-5 “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
Who is this beguiling serpent? He is the “prince of this world” - the fallen angel, Lucifer, that old serpent – the devil. He is of the reptilian kingdom as the dragon, the leviathan, the behemoth, the adder, the viper, cockatrice, and the fiery flying serpent.
Now to continuing our journey in remezing the serpent:
Deuteronomy 8:12-15 (KJV) “Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;”
Jer 8:17 “For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.”
Isa 14:29b ….“for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.”
1 Co 10:9-11 “Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.”
Serpents are sin!
Now for the Drosh- Prophetic meaning of the serpent on the pole ….To Whom is it pointing?
John 3:9-21 (KJV)
John 12:32 “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”
2 Co 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Isa 22:22 “And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.”
Rev 1:18 “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”
Now, we are at that the Sohd-Yud level of determining your relationship to that fiery serpent on a pole!
Ø Divine revelation!
Ø You find it!
Ø Be led by the Holy Spirit.
Ø Gal 5:25 “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”
Ø Ask for divine revelation.
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8 June 2013 (30 Sivan 5773) Torah #35 j©r«e Korach “Korah”
READINGS: Numbers 16:1-18:32; 1 Kings 17:1-24; Acts 5:1-15 (KJV)
Topic: Separate not yourself from the Lord as did Korah, Dathan and Abiram. The Children of God serve in His Kingdom, for where else can we abide (John 6:68-69)? Abba, Father is a just and righteous God. As the husbandman, He “will prune the goodly vine and every branch in me (Yeshua Jesus), that beareth not fruit he taketh away” (John 15:1). Abba supernaturally intervenes in our lives for judgment of evil, and giving us signs and wonders, provisions and healing our diseases. Yes, your salvation is secured by being “born-again,” being Holy Spirit filled and sealed unto the day of redemption. Don’t stray from the Shepherd’s flock! Such overcomers are secure in the Father’s hand and in Yeshua’s hand.
Numbers 16:23-35 (KJV) A rebellion in the camp! Korah –His name means ice or icy (cold hearted) or to make oneself bald (make barren) or be depilated – to remove hair from body- made bald by self-extraction! The LORD makes a new thing – not dying a common death or having My visitation! (Isa 10:3; Luk 19:44; Lam 4:22)
What supernatural events are in today’s reading?
ü “New thing” the rebels were swallowed into the pit (of Hell). Eternal judgment for rebellion against God’s agents – Moses and Aaron!
o judgment for sin as fire from the LORD consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense (Num 16:35).
o Aaron’s censer stops a plague whereby 14,700 Israelites died due to their murmuring against their Shelach (agents) (Num 16:41-50) … “And he (Aaron) stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed” (Num 16:48).
ü Signs and wonders: Aarons rod buds (Num 17:1-13)
1 Kings 17:8-16 (KJV) Supernatural provisions for life-sustaining sustenance in the time of a drought (Luk 4:24-27). The Lord’s shelach are “sent out” as the commissioned agents of the Lord. Moses and Elijah were empowered by the Holy Spirit to act in Abba’s stead. A just and righteous God will visit the evil ones living in iniquity, but will not leave, nor forsake His people in dire times (Psa 27:9; Heb 13:5).
Agency: An agent (sokhen or shelach: From Jewish law of Agency (Talmud : Niddah. 72b; Kiddushin. 41b) is regarded as the same as the person himself. An agent acts for one in higher authority with the full authority of the one who sent him (the principle person); any act committed by a duly appointed agent is regarded as having been committed by the principle person, who therefore, bears full responsibility on the part of the agent. EXAMPLES of agency: (Exo 4:16; Exo 7:1). Other examples of intercessors or agents are Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Israel), Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Kohen ha’ Gadol (High Priest), Elijah, the prophets, Yeshua Jesus, the Apostles, disciples, …….. You also in-Christ, fit these shoes.
Acts 5:12-16 (KJV) Today, we have seen Scriptural documentation of the power of the Holy Spirit resting upon Abba’s “sent-out” or “chosen” ones and His “called” ones of the kahol, who are commissioned to do His Kingdom work (1 John 4:4 ). Those with the indwelling (tabernacling) of the Holy Spirit, being in the image of Christ, are being prepared to stand against the wiles of the devil. Holy Spirit anointing and power are given to Abba’s agents in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Act 4:8-10 “Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man (lame man), by what means he is made whole; Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.”
2 Co 12:12 “Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.”
Mar 16:16-20 “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
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Are they prepared to meet the Lord’s judgment? Know they not that the Day of the LORD is God’s visitation upon the earth for the iniquities of sinners. The wrath of Yeshua, the wrath of the Father and the wrath of the antichrist falls upon Gentiles and Jews. They need, first of all, first spiritual preparation.
Upon what hope do we stand in the days ahead? From today’s teaching:
v God will judge the sinner as a visitation or do a “new thing.”
v You, likewise, as God’s agents will witness Aaron’s rod bud, healing of the sick, miracles as signs and wonders and provisions from the pot of the widow of Zarephath.
John 15:4-7 “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
Isa 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”
THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD
Rom 1:16-17 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
1 June 2013 (23 Sivan 5773) Torah #34 W‰k j‹k§J Shelach L’cha “Send thou”
READINGS: Numbers 13:1- 15:41; 2 Kings 24:8-17; Hebrews 6:1-8; 10:26-31 (KJV)
Topic: “Send thou” a Deliverer (a sent Agent) that we can enter Abba’s menuchah. A Deliverer was sent to redeem all mankind. Hence, your salvation is secure, and sealed, BUT guard your salvation with fear and trembling (Philippines 2:12-15 ). Don’t be beguiled by your pride and a salvational doctrine of God’s irresistible grace that you can do no wrong. Even with the “chosen people “the LORD said “I’ve had it!” and He turned His Face from them. Through the doctrine of Christ, the good-news gospel, which is the WORD made flesh, we are established as Kingdom heirs by faith and not by dead works. Redemption is offered to all. We are perfected and commissioned by Christ with Holy Spirit gifts to do the Kingdom ministry as the will of the Father in the Name of Yeshua Jesus. Overcomers have tasted the essence of a personal relationship with Jesus, as the manna of the Word, and know of its power. Your Kingdom birthright is sealed when you are truly “born-again” and walk in the spirit (Rom 8:1).
Numbers 14:27-37 (KJV) They received what they desired - Numbers 14:2! How long can the LORD bear with us in our iniquities? HOW LONG! We see Abba’s anger when the sheep go astray! Where is your faith when you face the giants? The anger of the LORD was kindled! Enough is enough!
Job 41:20 “Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.”
Wrath! . Dealing with the finality of God’s judgment. Num 14:37 “Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD.”
Background: Abba is long suffering but judgment comes. Example: 2 sisters: Aholah (Ephraim), the elder, and Aholibah (Judah) did evil in the sight of the LORD as they went whoring after the heathens, and God turned His back on them – saying you are not my people! (Eze 23:1-49)
Why do sheep stray from Torah? Apostate rulers generate apostate people. Israel’s ruling shepherds neglected their flocks.
2 Kings 24:8-15 (KJV) (2 Chron. 36:9-10) These rulers cared nothing about their flock, which might be diseased, frail, bruised, maimed, strayed, or lost, for they watched not over them. Jehoiachin, also known as Jeconiah or Coniah, was an evil, idol shepherd, as was also his father and grandfather (Jehoiakim, Jehoahaz). They all “did evil in the eyes of the LORD.” A blood curse was proclaimed by God against Jehoiachin and all his seed (Jer 22:28-30). In the cosmic chess match, the halls of Satan’s kingdom rejoiced as God had defeated Himself! End of the royal line! – No Messiah! This “curse” of Jehoiachin comes down to Joseph, the stepfather of Jesus, as seen in Matthew 1:20-21. Because of the virgin birth of Jesus (Isa 7:14) the bloodlines of Jesus did not come from Joseph. His humanity descended through Mary (Luke 3:31-32) fulfilling the requirement of His royal descent from King David’s loins, but not through Jehoiachin.
Bad Leaders and doctrine lead the sheep astray (Jer 50:6). Even unto today “Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.”( Jer 12:10; Jer 23:1; Eze 34:8; Eze 34:2)
Sheep need the WORD of TRUTH as their manna. Joh 17:17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” Truth is salvation for all thru Christ. Acts 17:11 Check all doctrine against the Scriptures.
Example: Armenianism and Calvinism as NT doctrine of Salvation.
ü Arminianism maintains that God does predetermine one’s salvation, by looking into the future to see who would pick Him and then He chose them. Jesus died for all peoples' sins who have ever lived and ever will live. Each person individually decides if he wants to be saved or not. And finally, it is possible to lose your salvation.
ü Calvinism maintains that God, by His sovereign grace, predestines people unto salvation; that Jesus died only for those predestined; you cannot lose your salvation - the Father elected, the Son redeemed, and the Holy Spirit has applied salvation and those thus saved are eternally secure.
THE CALVINISTIC "TULIP"
TULIP is the acronym for the basic ideas of classical Calvinism.
T -- total depravity. Sin is a part of all mankind. A Savior is needed.
U -- unconditional election. Some are elected into salvation, others are not, the choice is God’s and not based upon God’s foreknowledge nor our will.
L -- limited atonement. Jesus died only for the elect. Though Jesus’ sacrifice was sufficient for all, it was not purposed for all.
I -- irresistible grace. When God calls his elect into salvation, they cannot resist.
P -- perseverance of the saints. Once Saved Always Saved. Those people whom God chooses cannot lose their salvation.
Mar 14:21 “The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.” Hebrews 10:26-31 (KJV)
By two witnesses: Hebrews 6:1-8 KJV)
A sin unto spiritual death! Blotted out of Book of Life (Ex. 32:32-33;Deu 29:20-21; Ps 69:28-29; Ps 109:13-14; Rev 3:5)
1 John 5:16-17 “If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask (pray), and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.” SIN UNTO ETERNAL DEATH
ü Don’t Blaspheme the Holy Spirit Mar 3:29 “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:” (Matt 12:31; Luke 12:10) Eph 4:30 “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” (2 Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13)
ü Living in unrepentant sin (1 Cor 6:9-11; Gal 5:19-21; Rev 21:28)
Salvation only in the mind, and not the heart is not secure… “I never knew you!” (Matt. 7:21-23)
Even a committed people, such as ancient Israel - “We will do all you Command” - did not withstand testing.
Even your “sealed salvation” will undergo testing with trials and tribulations to remove the dross.
Remember, we are the children of God and heirs of His Kingdom which is our “born-again” birthright.
Do not despise your Holy Spirit sealed birthright. Remember, Esau despised his birthright.
Heb 12:16 “Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.” Rom 9:13 “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”
Some lose their oil (10 virgins in (Mat 25:1-13). Yes, your salvation is secured by being “born-again,” being Holy Spirit filled and sealed unto the day of redemption. Don’t stray from the Shepherd’s flock!
Such overcomers are secure in the Father’s hand and in Yeshua’s hand.
Torah Study #33 25 May 2013, (16 Sivan 5773), §,«‰k‹g©v‰C (Beha’alotekha)“When you set up” Reading: Numbers 8:1-12:16; John 19:31-37; 1Corinthians 10:6-13; Hebrews 3:1-6.
“When you set up” is speaking about the Tabernacle and as the instructions are given for service and worship in the Tabernacle we have an opportunity to explore every working part of our lives, our God, our family, and our fellowship with believers. On Pentecost we were taught that we are to be a witness of Yeshua, reflecting his light now we are going to look at this from Yeshua’s side of the light. The teaching starts out by telling about the Menorah and what it should be to us. The bible in the book of Numbers says, “Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.” (Numbers 8:2 KJV) The phrase toward the face of the Menorah is an interesting one. We are taught that the three wicks on the right and the three on the left were all directed toward the Menorah’s central stem, thus concentrating light toward the center. Yet also remember the three wicks on the East side and the three wicks on the West side are directed toward the center also reminding us of the whole world. The Menorah symbolized that Yeshua is the Source of all light. Then we need to see the implications of this for a believer in Yeshua. We know Yeshua describes Himself as such (John 8:12; 9:5.) It is fascinating the Jesus draws the picture of Himself when he said that “I am the vine and you are the branches” this is also pointing to a type of human menorah that is relating this to the seven church assemblies of Revelation 2 and 3. This is placing Yeshua at the center of all that we do Let us place all of our focus on him. Can we say, as the Apostle Paul did, that “in him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28)? Does the power of his resurrected life and anointing flow through you even as oil was in the Menorah and sap flows through a tree to its branches? Scripture plainly states that Yeshua and his body of followers are likened to a tree of which the seven-branched Menorah that adorned the Tabernacle in the wilderness as well as the sanctuary of Solomon’s Temple is a picture. Furthermore, remember what Yeshua said in John 15:5? “I am the vine and you are the branches …” This is a perfect picture of the Menorah, which has a central trunk with six (representing man) branches growing out of the trunk. As Yeshua said in Matthew 5:14–15, that his followers were to be lights upon a lampstand on a hill for all the world to see a clear picture in the mind of anyone in Jesus’ audience to the Temple’s Menorah (upon the Temple Mount— a light on a hill). Additionally, when a redeemed believer in and follower of Yeshua is in a sacred state of worshipping his Savior, he will often lift his arms heavenward. Not only is this the universal sign of surrender, but when we lift our hands our bodies are actually forming a human menorah. By doing this, in worship we are acting out what we are representing is a lampstand to the world bringing forth the good news of the truth, light and love of Yeshua. The Menorah and the Tree of Life is what all must be grafted into if they are to be part the spiritual body of Yeshua and have his eternal life.
“Let the children of Israel also keep the Passover at his appointed season”. (Numbers 9:2 KJV) In its appointed time season (moed). The word moed (Strong’s H4150). A masculine noun meaning an appointed time or place. The question that we need to ask here is who is making the appointment? Who is calling the assembly together? Is there any man (or group of men) that has the authority and power to call all believers together at a fixed and seasonal time for an appointment, assembly or festival? Torah is very clear that God is the one who determines these times. In this passage, the subject is Passover, which is but one of seven annual appointed times that he commanded Israel to keep. God is the Author of these days—the one who made the appointment for all Israel to meet with him at certain times and seasons Now who is the author of Christmas, Easter, and the myriad other man-made church festivals? Who are you going to obey? Whose appointments are you going to keep?
“Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou may use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.” (Numbers 10:2 KJV) The two trumpets of silver were used to gather the assembly (verse 2), to move the camp (verse 5), to prepare the people for war (verse 9), and to celebrate God’s feasts (verse 10). The procedure for using trumpets as a way to summons or signal the nation of Israel was an eternal decree (verse 8). As to the significance of the two silver trumpets, Batya Wootten suggests, in her book, Israel’s Feasts and Their Fullness, that the trumpets spiritually symbolize voices (Rev 1:10; Isa 58:1). She goes on to note that historically there have been two people groups on earth who have been testifying about the goodness of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. These are the Christians and the Jews—both of whom worship the same God as revealed in the Scriptures. According to Torah, truth must be confirmed in the mouth of two or more witnesses before it can be believed. Wooten says that these “two witnesses” have not been sounding their voices in unison, but instead have been fighting and denying one another. Yet the Apostle Paul states that there is to be one new man in Messiah Jesus (Eph 2:15) not two men—a Jewish and a Christian man. These two witnesses have to come together as Wooten notes.
Numbers 11:1 – 6 When the people complained it displeased the Lord. The people fell to complaining and murmuring. This was the beginning of a long list of such incidents in Israel’s wilderness journey. Are we any different today? When was the last time you complained and murmured about something that bothered you going on within the congregation of believers? The services are too long. The children are too noisy. The building is too hot. I don’t like the praise music. I don’t like liturgy. The pastor is too long-winded, etc., etc. And now we get down to an even harder part of our teaching. Numbers 12:1 – 3; As Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses this is called slander! Most believer groups are not immune to this. It goes on continually. As long as we give in to gossip and slander we will grieve the Spirit of God and will not advance spiritually. We’re all guilty of this. Confess your sin and repent now! Now lets talk about the seven (7) ways to misuse your mouth.
The Backbiter: One who speaks against an absent individual. All criticisms and comments, as the name implies, are made without the accused being present or are behind his back. (Ps 15:2–3; Rom 1:30; Prov 25:23; 2 Cor 12:20)
The Busybody: One who seeks out information on a false report and spreads it by means of gossip, slander, backbiting, etc. God takes this very seriously. In fact, he equates being a busybody with being an evildoer or even a murderer. (1 Pet 4:15; 1 Tim 5:13; 2 Thess 3:11)
The Complainer: One who finds fault. This type of person often uses a personal situation as a platform for his or her complaint. “I was treated unfairly.” “Do you know what this person did?” You think that’s bad, let me tell you what happened to me.” These are the types of phrases you will come from such a person. (Num 11:1; Jude 16)
The Murmurer: One who grumbles. We find that this person is usually complaining but only loudly enough for those in close proximity to hear. The murmuring person is seldom happy or pleased with the outcome of situations. Like the complainer, he looks for faults and then justifies a bad attitude with his comments. (Phil 2:14; Num 16:2; Jude 16)
The Slanderer: This is an individual who tries to injure someone’s reputation or character by false and defamatory statements. (Num 14:36; Jer 6:28; 9:4; 1 Tim 3:11; Prov 10:18; Ps 101:5)
The Talebearer (or Gossip): This is a person who elaborates and exaggerates so as to make a story more dramatic or “juicy”). (Prov 11:13; Lev 19:16; Rom 1:28–30; see also Prov 18:8; 20:19; 26:20,22; 1 Tim 5:13)
The Whisperer: This is an individual who talks about other people privately, secretly and covertly in order to hurt them. (Prov 16:28; Ps 41:7)
Haftorah—Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7
Can God live among a Torah less people? (Leviticus 26:1–3, 9, 14.) If Zechariah’s prophecy is millennial, then what will be the standard of conduct for God’s people to merit his dwelling among them? “And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.” (Zechariah 2:11 KJV)
“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, this is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6 KJV) Not by might … but by my Spirit. Zerubbabel was the governor over a seemingly insignificant territory that was part of the huge Persian Empire. What power did he have to accomplish anything great for YHVH? He was a nobody in Nowhere Ville! That is the question that you may be asking yourself regarding accomplishing the great ministry plans YHVH has laid on your heart.
B’rit Chadashah: John 19:31-37 - 1Corinthians 10:6-13 - Hebrews 3:1-6
Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: (Hebrews 3:7-8 KJV)
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18 May 2013 (9 Sivan 5773) Torah #32 tI«a²b Nasso “Make an accounting”
READINGS: Numbers 4:21-7:89; Ezekiel 22:1-31; Ephesians 5:1-21; 1 Corinthians 5:6-13; 2 Corinthians 6:14- 18; 2 Thessalonians 3:1-6(KJV)
Topic: Make an accounting! Be an essential trustworthy part of the Body of Christ. Each part is indispensable when working in unison. Those that walk in darkness are drawn to the worship of gods of the netherworld – the occult. The desires of the flesh, lust, fornication and adultery are of the Kingdom of Darkness for such was King Solomon’s sin. Yeshua Jesus wants a spotless Bride - pure and true. Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7). Put any unclean thing out from amongst you.
2 Co 6:15 “And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?”
1 John 1:6 “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:”
Numbers 5:1-4 (KJV) The completed camp of Israel with the sanctuary of God in the center, excluded from its boundaries lepers and unclean persons according to Torah. They were a health issue harboring contagious diseases. This isolation procedure separates the healthy from the sick as such inflictions might be contagious. Is sin contagious?
A spiritual reason: The camp was the dwelling place of God and nothing impure should be permitted to remain in His holy presence. The camp was an example of God dwelling amongst His people wherein nothing that is defiled should enter, and in which nothing that is unholy should be tolerated. A foreshadow of the Church- the accountability of the Bride of Christ…Be HOLY.
Our accountability to Torah is the principle message from God and as a reminder, the camp of the Israelites was constructed in the image of God’s holiness being prophetic of Christ’s redemption.
Adam was given only one instruction for accountability! God tells us not to look upon sin or lust after it. We are to be clean and unleavened!
Lev 10:8-11 “And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying, Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean; And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.”
Num 19:22 “And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.”
Eze 22:1-2 “Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city (Jerusalem and the apostate people)? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.” Abba holds us accountable!
Ezekiel 22:23-26 (KJV) Short Spiritual memory!
The generation after Joshua did evil in the eyes of the LORD (Jos 2:10) and sought the ways of the pagans and the world, having the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life (1 John 2:16)
The Israelites ignored Torah instructions and judgment fell upon them as an apostate people. What are the instructions given to the Gentile Church?
Ephesians 5:1-11 (KJV)
1 Corinthians 5:6-13 (KJV)
2 Corinthians 6:14- 18 (KJV)
2 Thessalonians 3:1-6 (KJV)
Don’t make the ungodly your household pets!
Titus 3:8-11 “This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works (Accountability). These things are good and profitable unto men. But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.”
Php 2:12-15 “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;”
Ye are the light of the world perfected in the Father’s eyes by the blood of Christ, a Lamb broken and sacrifices for all sinners. The risen Christ offers salvation to all that that believes in Him and willingly accepts Him in their heart as their Lord. Guard your salvation with fear and trembling.
Eph 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
By one offering, we are cleansed in the eyes of the Father, as He sees Jesus in you.
Heb 10:14-17 “For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.”
Sin and death defeated for the Overcomer
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11 May 2013 (2 Sivan 5773) Torah #31 r‹C§s¦n‹C Bamidbar “In the wilderness”
Readings: Numbers 1:1- 4:20; Ezekiel 1:1-28; Revelation 4:1-14 (KJV)
Topic: Wilderness time spent with the Lord prepares us for the awesome days ahead! Has knowledge increased in the 20th century as the prophet Daniel foretold (Dan 12:4)? Technology, as a sign of our time, points us to that seventieth week of Daniel (Dan 9:24). The whole of God’s Plan of redemption is offered first to the Jew. Their rejected Messiah and His disciples established the Gentile Church. The redemption of the Jew is incomplete, but during the seventieth week of Daniel, God removes their blindness to Messiah Yeshua Jesus. When Jerusalem is again surrounded by armies, they will cry out for Yeshua Jesus….Baruch Haba Ba Shem Adonai.
God’s intelligent design is according to the Heavenly pattern. It is a prophetic foreshadowing for our learning. Today we will examine the Throne of God (Psa 18:10).
Numbers 1:45-54 (KJV) A God of Order. Levites were a priesthood purchased by God. The Israelites were given duties and instructions on the arrangement of the tribes and for setting-up camp around the Tabernacle. God told Moses to take a censuses! 603,550 male Israelites fit for war (Numbers 1:2-46; Numbers 2:1-32) …Two witnesses… neon lights …WHY?? They camped according to their banners
as God assigned (Numbers 2:3; Numbers 2:10; Numbers 2:18; Numbers 2:25). What do these numbers mean? They form the cross at Calvary! (on this JCIA web site) Torah 5768 #35; Parasha 5769 #31; Parasha 5767 #34)
Ezekiel 1:4-16 (KJV) What did Ezekiel see? Is he consistent (Ezekiel 10:9-15)? Angels described as amber, brass, beryl, lamps, fire (Psa 104:3-4)! What is a wheel within a wheel?
Eze 1:16c “..and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.”(Ezek. 10:10)
Wheel is SH1534 גּלגּל galgal gal-gal‘ ….a whirlwind; also dust as whirled: - heaven, rolling thing,
2Ki 2:1b “..the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind,
Whirlwind occurs 27x KJB. It is God’s signature in nature as a Fibonacci spiral or fractals. God’s signature is 3, 7 and fractals in the creation.
Revelation 4:1-11 (KJV) An open door- a trumpet call! “Come up hither” and see the prophetic future.
We will focus on the beasts around the throne.
Seraphim .. 2x in KJB (Isa. 6:1-7) –six wings before throne and cry HOLY-HOLY – HOLY.
Cherubims – “living creatures”/cherubims (65x KJB)
Eze 10:20 “This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims.”
Look like men with four faces, have four wings and feet like a calf. They appear like fire and lightning and are connected to a beryl wheel (Ez. 10:14).
Zoa – the beast around the throne in Revelation (SG# 2226 ζῶον zōon dzo'-on) 7x KJB (Revelation 4:6-5:14, 6:1-8, 7:11, 14:3, 9:11, 15:7, 19:4) similar to cherubim- one head each and similar to seraphim with with six wings. They are full of eyes and worship God singing with harps and cry HOLY-HOLY-HOLY.
What did Torah foretell? God’s throne depicted in the camping arrangement of Israel! The LORD resides between the Cherubim.
Exo 25:18 “And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.”
The “beasts” represent the animal kingdom on Earth but which animal species is missing? Those reptiles that inhabit water, swamp, miry clay, and are the “creepy crawling things!” WHO do they represent? Kingdom of darkness! Satan and his kingdom are known as the serpent, leviathan, Behemoth, dragon, scorpions, snakes etc. and the prince of the air.
The created angels were given free-will. They witnessed the creation described in Genesis 1:1.
Job 38:6-7 “Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” BUT one cherub fell by sin!
Eze 28:13-15 “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”
The Kingdom of darkness’s earthly haven is in the “deep” of Hell, Sheol, Hades, the sea, and the waters, but also the air! They seek the soul of man by sin. Lucifer’s image permeates the ancient cultures, the media and the occult. What is the “deep?”
Gen 1:2 “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
The New Jerusalem will have no darkness nor sea (Rev. 21:1,23)
Luk 10:18 “And he (Jesus) said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” He was cast out of God’s presence to war with Michael in the second heaven, Lucifer’s haven for demons. At the cross the serpent wounded Jesus’ heel, but Yeshua crushed his head by defeating sin and sin’s death penalty (Genesis 3:14-15). Yet, he has authority to roam the earth as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.
What does God desire of free-willed beings?
ü Respect, love, submission and obedience to His laws which are final and just. Justice and righteousness only prevails in God’s Kingdom.
ü Choose good, not evil. Sin will separate us from God.
ü God’s kingdom through His Son is the only correct choice to see God face to face.
ü God is merciful and forgiving of rebels. He sent His only Begotten Son to pay our sin debt.
ü In God’s Theocracy, His rule is unquestionable. He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and omnibenevolent - all loving- unconditional love.
John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” John 15:10 “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.”
You are the Temple of God
1 Co 3:16 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”
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4 May 2013 (24 Iyar 5773) Torah #30 h©,«eªj‰C Bechukotai “In My Statutes”
Double Reading: Leviticus 25:1-26:2 and Leviticus 26:3-27:34; 2 Kings 17:1-41; Revelation 18:1-24 (KJV)
Topic: In My Statutes (Word) is everlasting life (John 3:36). God separates the wheat from the tares (Psa 37:27-28; Deu 30:14-18).
Leviticus 26: 14-24 (KJV) We can either live under God’s blessings or His curses (Deu 11:29). Blessings for obedience (Jer 11:4; Leviticus 26:1-13; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Mount Gerizim: Deu. 27:6-12; Joshua 8:30-35) or Curses for disobedience (Leviticus 26:14-33; Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Mount Ebal: Deu. 27:13-26; Joshua 8:30-35; Lev 26:21)
Lev 26:21 “And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.”
Ezek. 4:4-6 = 430 yrs-70=360x7=2520yrs convert 360 days to 365days =2485 yrs-538= (no zero year) ===May 1948
2 Kings 17:7-18 (KJV) What are Israel’s sins against the LORD that required His judgment? Disobedience and idolatry (Isa 9:12-13; 1 Ch 5:25-26 ) and “neither do they seek the LORD of hosts” (Ex. 23:20-23; 1 Co 10:4).
They were exiled beyond the river Sambatyon. Judgment!
The Northern Kingdom of Israel was conquered by the Assyrian kings, Tiglath-Pilneser III, Sargon II and Shalmaneser V. These Assyrian rulers and their successor, Sennacherib, were responsible for the twenty-year siege and demise of Israel's northern ten-tribe kingdom. (2 Ki 17:22-24; 1 Ch 5:25-26; Psa 106:34-47).
With self-centered rebellion, the LORD will not prolong your days upon the land! America and ancient Israel! Introspection: The National Day of Prayer. Where are we? America (Babylon) is falling (Alexander Tyler 1770 - Cycle of democracy for America - 1776 to 2013=237 years)!
What nation today is the hammer of the whole Earth? America fulfills Biblical prophecy as being the “Daughter of Babylon.” (Torah study 5773 # 13: Babylon - The U.S. of America).
Let us examine the octave vignettes of Babylon in the Book of Revelation. (Rev 14:8; Rev 16:19c)
Revelation 18:1-10 (KJV)
Rev18:8 “Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.” (Lev. 26:19, Deu 28:23-24)
Let us examine today’s plight of America.
As God warned ancient Israel by harbingers of destruction against them (Ephraim), is He also warning America!
Isa 9:9-10 “And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.”
Harbinger is anything that foreshadows a future event as an omen; a sign, a herald:
Frost is a harbinger of winter…….
9-11-2001 - the Twin Towers
Construction work began on the North Tower in August 1968. It was destroyed 33 years later – Sept-11-2001
9-11 defiance.. “We shall rebuild & be even stronger.”
Sen. Tom Daschle, Senate Majority Leader, on 9-12-01 – quoted Isa 9:10 and said “That is what we will do, and we will rebuild, and we will recover.”
Likewise, repeated by Sen. Jonathan Edwards - VP candidate – before a Congressional Black Caucus Prayer breakfast on 9-11-04.
It’s all history folks, for we have replaced the sycamore with conifer cedar, and we have laid a 20-ton granite hewn stone, as the foundation stone for the construction of our One World Trade Center.
But there is more: 2008 was the sh’mitah anniversary – a sabbatical year since 9-11. It was the seven-year anniversary of 9-11-1001.
On that day, 9-11-2008, the Wall Street Dow Jones fell 777 points.
The Freedom Tower is built on ground zero to a height of 1776 feet.
Septuagint Isa 9:10 “let us hew stones and cut down sycamores and cedars and let us build ourselves a tower.”
President Obama, in 2012, autographs the top steel beam of Freedom Tower. He writes:
“We come back stronger”
Save us, O LORD our God.
Psa 106:47-48 “Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.”
May America bless God
GOD Bless America.
27 April 2013 (17 Iyar 5773) Torah #29 r§n¤t Emor “say”
READINGS: Leviticus 21:1- 24:23; 1 Samuel 12:13-25; Matthew 19:16-30 (KJV)
Topic: Nadab and Abihu came close to the Holy Place in an incorrect manner and were killed. Where are you in the Kingdom of God? Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven by perfecting your walk (halachah) (Psa 24:3-4; 1 Peter 1:13-16). What does the LORD desire of you? …Abide in my WORD.
Leviticus 21:16-24 (KJV) Examine closely for no blemish….Remember Old Testament metaphors and similitudes! The Levitical Priesthood reiterates and points to what? (Exo 12:5) Sacrifices and shedding of blood are foreshadowing of what or whom? (John 1:29). There are strict criteria for being without blemish (Lev 22:19-22).
1 Pe 1:18-19 “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”
Likewise, an unblemished Aaronic priesthood points to our High Priest Who sits at the Father’s right hand (Hebrews 7:26; Psalm 110:4). Establishing the greater priesthood of Melchisedec - which priesthood you are! (Rev. 5:9-10)
1 Samuel 12:13-19 (KJV) V. 18 An example of God’s judgment for one’s selfish interests! Do not forsake the LORD thy God! He will not be patient with you forever! (Deut 31:17) The LORD chose Israel for His purpose.
Deu 7:7-9 “The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
The Hebrew nation, a peculiar people, “chosen” of God would become disobedient and worship idols and would see God’s wrath by being scattered to the four corners of the earth. Seek ye - all the people of God - to be obedient and to stay in fellowship with the LORD.
Psa 37:27-28 “Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.”
Heb 13:5 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
1 Sam 12:22 “For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.”
Matthew 19:16-30 (KJV) Recall. “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matt 5:48). “Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.” Perfect is found 99 times in the King James Bible. What is perfect in God’s eyes? What is perfection and how do we achieve it??
Gen 17:1 “And when Abram was ninety years old and nine (99), the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.” Abraham walked in faith.
1 Kings 8:61 “Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.”
1 Chronicles 28:9 “And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.”
1 Chronicles 29:9 “Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.”
Job 1:1 “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.”
Psalms 37:37 “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.”
Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
2 Corinthians 13:11 “Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.”.. Be a part of a kahol - The Christian body.
Php 3:14-15 “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.”
2 Ti 3:16-17 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
Jas 1:2-4 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
Review: Pathway to perfection.
Ø Abide in the WORD; Renew your mind and live a Christ-centered life; Have unwavering faith. Know that God’s WORD is true; Serve with a willing heart and mind. Be not rebellious nor hesitant to serve God; Fear God and steer clear of evil; Be part of the body of Christ and live in peace of mind and heed your calling; Know His WORD as the anchor point of your faith; Let your halachah show the fruits of the spirit; Be holy as I AM Holy.
Eph 5:8-10 “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.”
What does the LORD desire of you? What sacrifice will please Him?
Heb 13:15-16 “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”
Mat 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
4-20-2013 (Iyar 10 5773) Torah #28 Acharei Mot “After the death”
Double readings this week: Acharei Mot - Leviticus 16:1-18:30; Ezek. 22:1-19; Hebrews 9:22; 13:12; 1Peter 2:24; Kedoshim - Leviticus 19:1-20:27; Amos 9:7-15; Ephesians 4:24–32, 6:1–3; Revelation 21:8
Topic: Yeshua redeems us through his blood
And the LORD spoke unto Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the LORD, and died; (Leviticus 16:1 KJV)
Acharei Mot reading transitions from the preceding instructions regarding ritual purity to recall an incident of Nadab and Abihu, the two sons of Aaron that were killed when they offered strange fire upon the altar during the dedication of the tabernacle. Because these priests came close to the holy place in an incorrect manner and were killed, the Lord further instructed Moses to tell him that he should enter the Holy of Holies only in the prescribed manner once a year during Yom Kippur, So this is the name of this teaching, after the death.
This Week’s Torah Portion
—16:1 the Conditions by Which the High Priest May Come into the Ark of the Covenant on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
A quick reading of the Scriptures seems to indicate that there exists overlapping similarities between some of the blood atonement ceremonies of Passover and the Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur. We then need to ask what are the differences between the sin atonement offerings of Pesach and Yom Kippur? Let’s remember the fact that the Passover occurred during the spring feast day season and Day of Atonement occurred during the fall feast day season may answer this question. Prophetically the spring feast days picture Messiah Yeshua’s first coming while the fall feast days prophetically point to his second coming.
—16:6 Aaron’s Personal Sin Offering/Atonement
—16:7 Two He-Goats and the Lots
—16:12 the Incense Service Sanctifying the Tabernacle from the Contamination of the Sins of the Israelites
—16:20 the Azazel Goat
—16:23 Aaron Performs the Elevation Offering for Himself and the People
—16:25 Conclusion of the Service
—16:29 Yom Kippur: A Day of Fasting, A Sabbath, And An Eternal Decree
—17:3 All Animals Slaughtered Are to Be Brought to the Door of the Tabernacle So That Israel Will Not Fall Into Demon Worship
—17:10 Prohibition against Eating Blood; the Life of the Flesh is in the Blood, Which Makes Atonement for Sin
Leviticus 17:11 is a crucial Scripture regarding the blood atonement. Presently, the Jewish belief offers no hope for its followers in light of this passage. For believers in Jesus, the message of Messiah and him crucified addresses this issue. The importance of the blood of the Lamb in the atonement for sins as well as in overcoming sin, sickness (1 Peter 2:24) and the powers of hell (Rev 12:11) cannot be over emphasized. Please get into the Word of God to increase your understanding of the power of the blood and to receive this power on a regular basis in your life? The power of the blood is central to the efficacy of the communion elements. The concept of the blood of Yeshua is central to the gospel message with over 40 references to it in the B’rit Chadashah. Such terms are used as “blood of the Lamb,” “blood of Messiah,” “precious blood of Messiah,” “blood of the everlasting covenant,” “redemption through Messiah’s blood,” “blood of His cross,” “communion of the blood of Messiah,” “faith in his blood,” and “purchased with his blood.” Is the reality of the blood of Messiah in your life central to your faith walk?
—17:13 Blood to Be Buried in the Earth
—18:1 Forbidden Sexual Relationships
Leviticus 18 discusses sexual sin. We live in a sex-crazed society where the immoral and flesh-alluring antics of the heathens could easily ensnare the righteous if they let down their guard. Everyone seems to make excuses why their personal sex-sin is permissible. Torah is very clear about what is right and wrong in this regard. Liberal so called Christians have gutted the Word of God to excuse sexual deviancies that Scripture calls abominable practices. You may not be living in open sexual sin, but what about you’re thought life? What about the movies, magazines, internet sites, television shows and advertisements you look at? We have to make a choice before God: either we are a holy nation and people, or we are profane and worldly. Either hot or cold … there are no gray areas. Luke warmness will be spit out (Rev 3:16).
—18:21 Child Sacrifices Forbidden
—18:22 Homosexuality and Bestiality Forbidden
—18:24 the Holiness of the Land
Haftorah Reading — Ezekiel 22:1-19
Let’s now see if we are part of the problem, or part of the solution. the Torah teaching and
Haftorah are connected in that the Parasha lays out strict regulations governing moral purity for the nation of Israel, while the Haftorah shows what happens when you abuse these moral prohibitions. For this, the land of Israel would vomit out her inhabitants (Lev 18:25), which is a graphic description of the Israelites being forcibly removed from their land by foreign conquerors and taken as slaves to a foreign land. The prophet Ezekiel chronicles the fulfillment of this prophecy since he lived through the fall and captivity of the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Ezekiel 22 is a precursor prophetic warning to the fulfillment of the actual events about which he prophesied. Israel’s sins caused judgment. What are our sins that are inviting judgment?
Verse 3, murders due to criminal activity and ritual murders as part of child sacrificial rites (a form of abortion)
Verse 4, idolatry (i.e., anything that captures one’s heart affection ahead of one’s devotion to God)
Verse 6, leaders who through miscarriage of justice or for political reasons are guilty of murdering their people
Verse 7, a society that dishonors and disrespects parental authority—undermines the family
Verse 7, oppressing or taking advantage of the aliens, the fatherless and widows
Verse 8, despising the set-apart (holy) things of God such as his seventh-day Sabbath and annual Sabbath festivals
Verse 9, miscarriage of justice based on lies and slander resulting in judicial murders of innocent parties
Verse 9, holding festivals honoring pagan deities
Verse 9 sexual lewdness
Verse 10, sexual relations with one’s father’s wife
Verse 11, adultery with one’s neighbor’s wife
Verse 11, incest
Verse 12, bribery and miscarriages of justice resulting in the death of innocent parties
Verse 12, charging of high interest
Verse 12, unjustly taking from one’s neighbor that which is not one’s to take—greed and extortion
For these sins, God promised to scatter the Jews among the nations resulting in their becoming a profaned, defiled and polluted (worldly) people (verse 16). Judah would cease being a gold crown among the nations. We have left our moral compass of the Torah, God’s divine instructions in righteousness. The sins listed above are relevant personally and socially. Likewise, the punishments will befall the individual who commits them as well as the society who is guilty as a whole. God, through Ezekiel’s prophecy, was not just concerned with the religious problems, but with the social, economic and political problem of the nation as well, for in reality they are all part of the whole. This begs some questions of us, how does our “modern” society compare with that of ancient Israel? Has man really changed that much? Are you guilty of any of the sins mentioned above? What are you doing on a religious, political, economic, or social level to make a difference, or to be salt and light in the spiritually dark world around you? Not in some dream world or fantasy but what Jesus is telling you. Are you doing what the Lord God is telling you to do? Are you hearing God? Hebrews 9:22; 13:12; 1Peter 2:24
B’rit Chadashah: On improper sacrifices: But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's Table, and of the table of devils. (1 Corinthians 10:20-21 KJV)
On Yeshua redeeming us through his blood; and almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood there is no remission. (Hebrews 9:22 KJV) Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. (Hebrews 13:12 KJV) If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not have the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:6-7 KJV) And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:2 KJV) And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (Revelation 1:5 KJV)
Further readings; Matthew 26:28; Romans 3:25; 5:9; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14.
13 April 2013 (3 Iyar 5773) Torah Study # 27 g¨r«m§n Metzora “Leper”
Readings: Leviticus 12:1-15:33; 2 Samuel 11:1- 12:14; Matthew 26:14-27:10 (KJV)
Topic: Sin is as Leprosy (distorting your soul and leaving scars). When you entertain sin, the Holy Spirit shouts “unclean- unclean,” - cleanse yourself in the “living waters” of Yeshua Jesus. Jesus’ Law of Liberty is not as sin unto death, but repentance unto reconciliation. By the Law of Moses – The Torah (the law of sin and death)- you sin, you die. By the Law of Liberty, you guard your salvation with fear and trembling, as repentance unto forgiveness, restores and cleanses you in Abba’s eyes as you re-establish yourself as being in the image of Christ.
Leviticus 13:1-7 (KJV) Protocol for health and hygiene (Leviticus 12:1-15:33) Diagnosis, quarantine –put outside the camp, examine, re-examines, isolate, and pronounce clean or unclean. If clean, then washing- shaving- and return inside camp…. then offer sacrifices (korban is to draw near to the LORD).
Cleanse the Leper: recognize the lesion, isolate the cause, wash & cleanse and be healed – be restored.
just as sin is recognized and requires restoration. Be not in bondage to strongholds: By free-will, a sinner places himself in bondage to strongholds, fortresses of another god – serving the kingdom of darkness.
How does our Father, Abba, speak to us? In similitudes, by metaphors, images, allegories, examples- ensamples,-“As,”- a likenesses, word pictures, parables, stories, foreshadowing, a prophetic word, and typologies. For you to understand sin and sin’s nature and its destructive power, God uses examples such as sin being likened as unto leaven and leprosy.
Ensample: Leaven puffs-up just as pride puffs up. The pride of life is the lust of the flesh and lust of the eyes (1 John 2:16)
Leaven is a word picture of your prideful countenance, arrogance, haughty attitude, and self-centered behavior and love of thine self… The unholy trinity - ME-MYSELF & I. Be ye instead HUMBLE, MEEK, GENTLE, COMPASSIONATE, KIND, and GENTLE by showing love and empathy.
Leprosy is an example, as likened unto being unclean, such as rebelliousness with deep seated unforgiveness, resentment and festering anger - strongholds that won’t heal. Healing is inhibited by lasciviousness, lies and wanton behavior. You put yourself outside the camp - outside of God’s Kingdom for what does good have in common with evil (Isaiah 5:20; 3 John 1:11)
2 Samuel 11:1-6 (KJV) King David commits adultery as a lust of his eyes and as a lust of his flesh. Sin leads to more sin! 2 Samuel 11:12-15 (KJV) Sin comes with a price. David is exposed by the prophet Nathan (2 Sa 12-1-9) 2 Samuel 12:9-14 (KJV)( Pro 6:18) Is sin contagious? King David’s son Ammon rapes David’s daughter, Tamar (2 Sam 13:1-19); David’s son Absalom kills Ammon (2 Sam. 13:20); Absalom revolts, and by force, takes David’s kingdom (2 Sam. 15:1-16:37, 2 Sam 16:22b) A dysfunctional family. WHY? Generational curses!
David’s son Solomon thrives on fornication: Let us examine Solomon’s lusts and his fornications:
1 Ki 11:1 “But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;” 1 Ki 11:3 “And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.”1 Ki 11:4 “For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.”
Can sin lead to generational curses? Another Biblical example: Abraham lied about Sarah.
Egypt: Gen 12:12-13 “Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.”
Canaan: Gen 20:2 “And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.”
Abraham’s Son is a chip off the Old block!
Gen 26:6-7 “And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.”
Choosing a fellowship allegiance with Abba Father and His eternal kingdom is a free-will choice, which is only by the narrow road of Yeshua Jesus. Sin is either self-inflicted or through demonic coercion to establish Satanic strongholds. Self-inflicted: 1 John 2:16 “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
Satan seeks to devour believers (1 Pe 5:8) and as an angel of light to deceive you (2 Co 11:13).
New Testament: Matt 26:1-2 “And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.” Judas betrays his master, Jesus.
Luke 22:3 “Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.”
Matthew 26:14-16 (KJV); Matthew 27:3-10 Sin is the gateway to the kingdom of darkness.
John 17:12 “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled (Zechariah 11:12-13)
John 6:70 “Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?”
2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”
The Law of Liberty: James 1:25 “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
Galatians 5:1 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”
Romans 12:2 (KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Dealing with sin: The 14 R’s: 1. Recognize sin -“I have sinned.”2. Remorse - regret/sorrow, sorry, brokenhearted. 3. Responsible - confess-fess-up. 4. Repent - do a 180o about-face; turn away & sin no more. 5. Renounce – sin is not a part of me. 6. Refuse-“I will not be servant of sin.” 7. Resist- take every thought captive (prevent sinning); flee from sin/temptation. 8. Remove - bind and cast out. 9. Reconcile- return to fellowship with Abba. 10. Restitution – make amends - return as a hearer and doer of the Word. 11. Renew your mind – wash in the WORD. 12. Restore – justification. 13. Rejoice - give thanks & glory to Abba and Yeshua 14. Recruit - help someone else be set free; evangelism; do kingdom work –let your light so shine.
Break that stubborn heart. Have a God- sensitive heart. (Jeremiah 17:9; Psalm 101:4) Abide in the WORD (Ephesians 5:26; Hebrews 4:12)
6 April 2013 (26 Nissan 5773) Torah #26 h°bh¦n§J Shemini “Eighth
READINGS: Leviticus 9:1- 11:47; 2 Chronicles 26:16-23; Acts 5:1-12 (KJV)
Topic: Eternity is for those who stay in God’s sheepfold. How should we present ourselves before Almighty God, El Shaddai, the God of the creation. What does God desire of us? (Mic 6:8) Vengeance belongeth unto the LORD (Heb 10:30-31). Don’t yield yourself unto the devil (Rom 6:16). What happens when we are defiant to God’s Commandments and to His agents (Psm 105:15)? - Fiery Judgment--God’s wrath!
Leviticus 10:1-7 (KJV) The tabernacle is now completed with all the utensils, furnishings and structures for worship. The chosen, anointed Levite priests (agents) were ordained to minister for the people unto the LORD according to Torah instructions, being led by God’s agent, Moses. Torah instructed them for a special fragrant incense mixture: (Exo 37:29). Nadab and Abihu were ministering priests doing God’s commissioned work. However, they did it according to their own way and not according to God’s Torah instructions. They were self-willed and discounted God’s will for burning incense upon the altar of incense (Exodus 30:7-9). Nadab and Abihu are examples of God’s chosen people in disobedience and rebellion.
Mat 7:22-23 “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
Rebellion .. Psa 2:2 “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed,” Why rebellion of kings and kingdoms?....Deception
Rev 16:14 “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”
Subtle deception-“ unawares” – subconsciously- subliminal imprinting (example back-masking) or perception without awareness’.
Gal 2:4 “And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily (G3922 to come in along side to lead astray, being cunning, secretive, sneaky), to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:”
Jud 1:4 “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
2 Pe 2:1-3 “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.: And through covetousness shall they with feigned words (fictitious, deceptive (false) make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”
The deplorable state of the wicked as partakers of wickedness infiltrate God’s people!
Psalm 36:1-4 “The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.”
Fear not the evil that is to come. 1st usage:
Gen 15:1 “After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.”
Mat 10:31-33 “Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
2 Chronicles 26:16-21 (KJV) Uzziah took the throne at the age of sixteen (2 Kings 15:2). His long reign of about fifty-two years was "the most prosperous excepting that of Jehoshaphat since the time of Solomon.” He was a vigorous and able ruler, and “his name spread abroad, even to the entering in of Egypt" (2 Chronicles 26:8-14). Uzziah was struck with leprosy for disobeying the Lord (2 Kings 15:5).
Satan can enter a believer living in sin? He establishes his legal right to your soul. Temple defying sin are demonic portals unto your soul.
Luke 22:3 “Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.”
Luke 13:14-16 “And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?”
You are the temple of God built upon the Foundation of Jesus Christ (1 Co 3:11).
1 Co 3:16-17 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the tmple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
1 Co 6:19-20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.”
Acts 5:1-12 (KJV) Ananias and Sapphira, also following Barnabas' example, sold their land, but lied about giving all of it to the Church, and withheld a portion. Peter pointed out that Ananias was in control of the money and could give or keep it as he saw fit, but that he had withheld it from Peter and lied about it. Peter replied, "Why is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit?"
Be not deceived! (Mark 13:22). Stay in fellowship with the LORD through His WORD and breakdown all strongholds of sin unto death (Rev 21:8, 1 Co 6:9-10). Be restored as a bride in waiting.
March 30, 2013 (19 Nisan 5773) Torah Study #30 s‡g«un©v k«uj Chol Ha’Moed “the circle of the Feasts of the Lord”
READINGS: Exodus 33:12-34:26; Numbers 28:19-25; Ezekiel 36:37- 37:14: Matthew 27:62-66: Luke 23:54-56: Song of Songs.
Topic: Chag HaMatzot – The Feast of Unleavened Bread.
The spring,summer and fall Feasts of the Lord are a perpetual, prophetic cycle of redemption shadowing the coming Messianic Kingdom. The three pilgrimage Feasts to Jerusalem are the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Passover), Shavuot/Pentecost , and the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth).
The Feasts draw us close together, as a remnant body of believers, being that one body of Christ – His kahol- especially as we are on that precipice of the Day of the LORD.
Joe 2:1-2 “Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
They are a shadow pointing to the Messianic Kingdom of Christ Who rules with His Bride and they point to the fullness of time that comes when Christ enemies are under His feet, and the wicked no longer prevail.
Psalms 110:1-2 (KJV) <A Psalm of David. “The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.”
Psalm 2 (KJV)
Zec 8:20-23 “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also. Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.”
Numbers 28:16-18, 25 (KJV) Passover & the Feast of Unleavened bread. At Passover, Jesus conquered sin and death. He took upon Himself a crown of thorns; He became that serpent raised on a wooden pole. He made us unleavened- our sin debt was paid. He holds the keys to Hell and death (Rev 1:18)
Exodus 34:18 (KJV) 7 day Feast of Unleavened Bread
Exodus 34: 22-23 (KJV) Feast of Shavuot (Pentecost) and the Feast of Tabernacles
Ezekiel 36:23-38 (KJV) Recall your leavened state (sin). Be clean! Sin no more! You are My set-apart people. Go up to Jerusalem for the Feasts.
Ezekiel 36:38 “As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.”
The annual Passover Feast was a memorable rejoicing time of renewing friendships, seeking new acquaintances or finding a wife; teaching and learning, shopping, and remembering the aromas and the awesome nature of the Temple. At the time of Yeshua, there were about 600,000 permanent residents in Jerusalem. One lamb per household would accommodate 10-20 guests and family. During this feast, over 200,000 Passover lambs were slaughtered to provide for an expanded population of about 3 million. The High Priest slaughtered the Lamb for the nation of Israel at about the 9th hour (2:30-3:00 pm).
Mat 27:46 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
Matthew 27:62-66 (KJV) Conniving chief priests and Pharisees on the High Holy Day of Unleavened Bread remember His words …”I will arise after 3 days.” Pilate said “Make it as secure as you can!”
The tomb was sealed and they set a Roman watch. Luke 23:53-56 (KJV)
14th Nisan Passover (“preparation day”) Wednesday
15th Nisan High Holy Day…a Sabbaton Thursday
16th Nisan -- Friday preparation for weekly Sabbath
17th Nisan –Sabbath
Erev 17th Nisan …….. “He is Risen”
On the erev at sundown of weekly Sabbath the women came to His tomb in various groups. Christ completed 3days/3 nights on 17th Nisan at the waning of the Sabbath into Sunday. This was that time that the High Priest cuts the barley sheaves of the First Fruits offering. Christ was the Firstfruits of Resurrection- Empty tomb/Risen Christ! They could not produce a body! On the 18th of Nisan (Sunday) the High Priest offered the Firstfruits wave offering.
Understanding Firstfruits: A first cut portion of the barley crop, awaiting harvest, was cut on the evening of the weekly Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread and offered to the Lord as “Firstfruits” in the Temple on the following morning (Sunday).
Process: reaping, threshing, winnowing, parching, sifting and offering.
What is the one desire of the Father? It is to find a bride for His Son. Song of Solomon 2:7-17 (KJV) He comes for His Bride as portrayed in the Jewish wedding.
Song of Sol 2:10 “My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.”
John 14:1-4 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”
She knows not the time (the “day or hour”), but she knows the season of rapture- gathering - translation-“catching away.” We are not appointed to wrath (1 Thes 1:10, 5:9; Rom 5:9; Rev 3:10; Luke 21:36; Jer 17:17-18; Heb 10:27; Rom 1:18)
Isa 57:1 “The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away ['âsaph; or (took - lâqach)], none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.”
Isa 26:20 “Come, my people, enter (בּוא bô‘) thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.”
1 Th 4:16-17 “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
SG726 harpazō .. to seize - catch (away, up), pluck, pull, take, to be translated or gathered to Messiah
©(jh¦J¨n¨v Hah mâshı̂yach Hah maw-shee'-akh). The wedding is a time of joy. The wedding banquet is at Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)when we rejoice in the Lord as the bride has made herself ready.
Torah # 24 Tzav (give an order) Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36
Topic: The Lord spoke unto Moses.
The book of Leviticus begins right where the book of Exodus left off, with God calling to Moses from the Tent of Meeting to explain the various animal and grain offerings that may be offered up at the tabernacle. In this week's Torah portion many of the laws of sacrifice given to the people are repeated, although at this time Moses addresses the priest directly. For example, the priests were to ensure that the fire of the altar never went out and the whole burnt offering was consumed as it burned throughout the night. After the sacrificial laws were given, God instructed Moses to ordain Aaron and his sons for the priesthood. They were to be washed with water, put on priestly garments, and anointed with holy oil. Then a sin offering and a burnt offering were offered on behalf of the priest and then a special Ram offering was slaughtered with some of the blood from the offering put on the right ear, right thumb, and the big toe of the priest, and the rest was sprinkled around the altar.
The Torah teaches that every Believer should be a human temple. If he is set-apart (Holy), then the temple of his body will be kadosh; if he sins he contaminates it. This is consistent with the teachings of the apostles. Furthermore, in this Parasha we see the high priest donning a “fitted” linen tunic and britches “on his flesh,” which was an illusion to robes of righteousness (Lev 6:10). But first let’s take a look at the home. The fire on the altar of sacrifice was to never go out; it was a permanent fire. The priest was to stoke the fire each morning after it had died down during the night. What does this speak of in the believer’s life? How about “morning devotions?” So as the body it’s self is a temple so is the Home a temple and the man of the house is the Priest doing his duties as such. In our very busy world we need to slow down and look at the priorities of our lives God, family, home and our obligations we have to each area. The thanksgiving offering (prayer) should be the next duty we start as a means to thank Yeshua and to offer praise to him. What does this teach us about what our attitude of gratitude toward God should be? How grateful are you? How much of your prayer time is spent in thankfulness and gratitude versus the “gimmes”: “give me this” and “give me that?” We are commanded to give thanks to God for all things (Eph 5:20). Have you disciplined yourself to be grateful to God for all things—both the blessings we receive as well as for the trials that come our way? Do you find his blessing in everything, and let his joy and heart of gratitude penetrate your heart and mind in all circumstances? To do so is to tap into river of life. To do so is to let your light shine in such a way as to confound the natural mind of man and to cause those around you to wonder at your source of inner strength, joy, love and light. To do so adds health to your body and years to your life.
The next area of our home (temple) and our body (temple) is sin. Most of us have too casual a view of sin, something a righteous and set-apart God hates and calls an abomination (Prov 6:16–19). Sin that is not repented of will damn us eternally (Rom 6:23). Our sin sentenced Yeshua to a hideous death on the cross in our place. Perhaps the greatest area of sin is with our mouths; it defiles our temples probably every day! (Mark 7:14–23) Our mouths sow discord among brethren, speak vanities, murders and lies things that our Lord hates and calls an abomination in (Proverbs 6:16–19). The tongue is a world of iniquity, especially behind closed doors where we let down our guard with our family and loved ones. There our tongues rip, slice, slash, murder, and speak vanities and hypocrisy almost without measure. How can we be a righteous and set-apart priesthood offering up praise and worship to our Creator with our lips when 30 minutes before our lips were murdering our wife, children, husband or someone else on the way to Shabbat services? Is this not confusion? A divided heart, A forked tongue? The Scriptures plainly tell us to come out of Babylon’s ways (Rev 18:4). If we could but tame the tongue, then we would be able to guild the whole temple of ourselves and family into the glorious refuge of holiness and relationship with our Creator. Take some time to repent of our sinfulness in these areas. What is leavening? (Luke 12:1) What does unleavened bread represent? Now who did the unleavened bread offered on the altar represent? (Matt 26:26.) Since leavened bread is a picture of hypocrisy and lies (or sin), for bread offered on the altar to contain leavening would violate the picture of Yeshua as the perfect and sinless offering. Yeshua’s death on the cross as a payment for all of man’s sins fulfilled all the types and shadows of the sacrificial system. Now this teaches that not only is our body a tabernacle or temple, but that one’s home is like the temple and the table within one’s home is like an altar in the temple, and should, therefore, symbolize hospitality and eternal values that we need to transmit to our children. So when there is no physical, earthly temple, the principles of the earthly temple are upheld in what we do with our bodies and what occurs in our homes. How diligent have you been to live out these principles in the temple of your body and the temple of your home?
As we read in the Haftorah Reading (Jeremiah 7:21-8:3). It reveals that the purpose of sacrifice and of all outward acts of worship should be to deepen the fellowship with Yeshua and to have a set-apart (holy) life. Jeremiah, speaking for God, decries the uselessness of religious activity when accompanied with unholiness and unrighteousness. Furthermore, he denounces the mere mechanical performance of acts of worship; of the superstition that the temple ritual could be a guarantee of security from the judgments of God, while we are divorced from obedience to God’s Torah. Only whole-hearted repentance can avert a national disaster brought on by God’s judgments. The true purpose of praise and worship (in the temple) is to transform people into living temples for the glory of God. If the Believers acted one way while in the temple and another way while outside the temple, then the temple activities had only become a mockery of God, a farce and a distaste to the very one they had supposedly come to worship. Humans may kid themselves, but we cannot deceive the One who reads hearts and minds. He is not moved by the facades of outward show or appearances. Let me show you an everyday example. Child sacrifice was a part of cultic rituals used by the ancients to dispose of unwanted children even as abortion serves the same wicked and grisly purpose in our day. These children were offered on the altars of Tophet while priests beat drums to drown out the shrieks of the children being burned alive. Jeremiah prophesied that those Jews who practiced this holocaust would become victims themselves with their very own carcasses becoming food for the scavenger birds. It has been said that the abortion rate is the same in the American Christian church as that of non-Christians. How concerned are you about the slaughter of the innocent in America? What are your true heart motives for pursuing the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith? If it is for any reason other than out of a deep, abiding love for Yeshua, for a desire to draw close to the Father in a personal one-on-one fellowship, to walk in righteousness as an act of faith and worship toward him, then your motives need to be reevaluated and adjusted. God has sent the Word to warn the nation of impending doom if it has failed to repent of its disobedience of him. He then cites many examples of various sins that had become odious in God’s nostrils. In their smugness, the Jews felt secure because they possessed the temple in Jerusalem. Surely God would not allow the Jews to be destroyed for the sake of his house. Yet Jeremiah warned that this security was a false one and to prove his point he calls to their attention the example of the northern kingdom. How many Christians (and Believers) take comfort in the notion that America is a “Christian nation” and that certainly the Lord would allow nothing disastrous to happen here? Some find confidence in America’s military and economic might. Others feel that God will provide an escape before it gets too bad and will carry them “out of here” when the going gets tough. Is it possible that many individuals may be in for a rude awakening when their escapist mentality scenarios don’t materialize as planned? We know from history that the temple in Jerusalem—as if it were some good luck charm—did not protect the Jews who, while their temple was ablaze, were being dragged off as slaves. Could the unexpected happen to America, or any other country for that matter? Is God any more duty-bound to protect us than he was the Jews of that day?
The Testimony of Yeshua tells us of a way to live our lives, to escape with the Bridegroom. How can we go about doing this? Be a living sacrifice. (Romans 12:1–2) “Unto Yeshua prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” And with Yeshua being our High Priest and the ultimate sacrifice: “But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.” (Hebrews 8:6 KJV) We are to be a pure spiritual temple. (1 Peter 1:14 – 16)
16 March 2013 (5 Nisan 5773) Torah #23 t¨r§e°h³u Vayikra “And he called”
Reading: Leviticus 1:1- 6:7; 1 Samuel 13:1-18; John 19:1-27 (KJV)
Topic: A sacrifice to deal with sin: Today, a journey from the bronze altar to Calvary. Rom 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”(Rom 6:6)
What are the sacrifices all about? The sacrifices were a temporary blood covering for unintentional sin. Intentional sin’s penalty (testified by 2 witnesses) was death by stoning. Axiom: You sin…You die by Torah. Conclusion …Sin is death! The sacrifices were a shadow pointing to Jesus, as the final atoning sacrifice Who freed man from death, and the death penalty of sin. Their purpose: to appease the Father’s propitiational sin requirement and for a pleasing aroma unto Him. They were a means to draw near to Father God, Abba (Lev 3:3b-5). The select parts of organs and retroperitoneal fat were a “sweet savor” to the LORD ---Just as today, our prayers are to Him a fragrant aroma (Rev 5:8; Heb 13:15-16).
In the Hebrew language a sacrifice is a korban, meaning “to draw near.” A Korban offering is the sacrifice of total submission of yourself, as an oblation that is offered to approach, and to come near into the presence of God. Korban can be animal (Zevachim), grain (Menachot).
Sacrifice Order: order to present offerings.
Mandatory …Sin / Trespass offering for sin.
.. Burnt (a complete commitment to God)
…Peace (a fellowship meal with Abba in peace, union & harmony)
…Meal “called “meat” in KJ Bible” (a grain/flour/cakes offering, corn or Firstfruits). These are bloodless sacrifices.
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When was the first animal sacrifice and who performed it? (Gen 3:21)
Leviticus 1:1- 9 (KJV) By these sacrifices, a person’s sin was transferred to an innocent animal, such as a spotless bull, ram, lamb, goat, dove, or pigeon without blemish. The animal dies in his place. (Lev 17:11; Heb 9:22) Prophetic???? - A shadow of the ultimate sacrifice?
The burnt offering (a shadow of Christ) was a voluntary sin offering given of one’s free-will. The burnt offering was totally consumed to teach us that Christ’s sacrifice was complete atonement. He satisfied the Fathers requirement for divine justice for sin – Propitiation. The doctrine of propitiation is that God requires a sinless kahol, a people, to fellowship with Him and to see His face. Adam and Eve did not obey His one law. Likewise, inherently sinful man cannot be justified by the law. As sinners, we are subject to God’s wrath. God loves us, so very much, that He gave His Own only begotten Son to pay our sin price, that by Jesus’ blood, we are spared the wrath of God for sin.
1 John 2:2 “And he (Yeshua) is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
Our sin debt was completely paid by Christ’s willful fulfillment of the Fathers propitiation requirement of our sin debt for those who believe on Him. The animal bore the penalty of sin. Jesus took our sin upon Himself.
There is also a consequence for offering sacrifices unworthily. 1 Samuel 13:8-14 (KJV) Offering sacrifices requires a prepared heart. King Saul’s heart was self-centered not God-centered. Consequence: 1 Samuel 16:14 .
He was turned over to the tormentor, Ha Satan, as the will of the Father. Perhaps the Father was saying - Ha Satan here is My disobedient servant, King Saul ..He is now yours. My Spirit is gone from him.”
John 19:9-22 (KJV) Sacrifices to Abba were offered on the north side of the altar (Lev 1:11). Where was Christ crucified according to Scripture? Jesus’ blood shed at Calvary, Golgotha, “the place of a skull,” which was on the north side of the altar (Mat 27:33; Mark 15:22; Luke 23:33, Hebrews 13:11-12). The land of Israel was a desolate place without inhabitation by Jewish people. Israel’s tormented past begins by being called Palestine. Jerusalem was destroyed by Emperor Hadrian in 135 AD and the Jewish people were permanently exiled to world. The land was inhabited by squatters: Romans, Byzantines, Marmelukes, Muslims, Crusaders, Turks, Napoleon, and the English until 14 May 1948. A desolate land without inhabitation by the Jewish People! …a wilderness!!
Mark Twain's visit to the Holy Land in 1867 was published in "The Innocents Abroad", where he described Palestine as follows: " A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds... a silent mournful expanse.... a desolation.... we never saw a human being on the whole route.... hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country." (The Innocents Abroad, p. 361-362)
Crucifixion of Christ—Where? Let us examine the “Place of the Skull. The traditional location of Christ’s crucifixion is derived from its identification by Helena, the mother of Constantine, in 325 AD. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site, was, prior to Helena's identification, the site known as a temple to Aphrodite.
Once a year at Yom Kippur, the High Priest made one sacrifice for the people by sprinkling blood on the mercy seat in the Most Holy Place. Christ’s blood was on the Mercy seat in Heaven.
John 20:17 “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.”
You are covered by the blood of Christ and the Father does not see your sins- Justification. Powerful justification Scriptures:
1 Peter 1:18-20 “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,”
1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
Eph 1:7 Jesus “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”
Christ, as a Torah-observant Jew, was sinless. What can we do to earn our salvation? Today, while it is yet today – NOW - It is a free gift! (Hebrews 3:6-15) Your sins were transferred to Christ on that cross on Calvary and by His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5; 1Peter 2:24)
Today, no further sacrifices are needed. 1Co 5:7b “For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:”
“Tetelestai”… “It is finished.”
9 March 2013 (27 Adar 5773) Torah #22 k¥v§e³H³u Vayakhel “And he assembled” and h¦sUe‰P Pekudei “Accounts”
Double Readings: Exodus 35:1-40:38; Ezekiel 8:1-18; Revelation 21:1 -27 (KJV)
Topic: The tabernacle and all its furnishing were patterned after the heavenly Tabernacle. Every element was a shadow of Yeshua Jesus. The center point, focal point, of the tabernacle was the Ark of the Covenant within the Most Holy Place. Last week, we discussed our being in the image of Christ, as we submit to the Holy Spirit. He, the Comforter, leads us to live a life of righteousness in which we resolve sin accounts. We are to sojourn with likeminded believers as an assembled kahol of overcomers. God’s glory will leave willful, unrepentant sinners.
Exodus 37:1-9; 40:34 (KJV) God was with them as a supernatural manifestation of Himself, dwelling with them and leading the Israelites by day and night (Exo 40:36-38) God’s desire for Israel is “That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.” (Eze 11:20)----But! ----When you drift away from God He will drift away from you.
Ezekiel 8:12-18 (KJV) God’s presence leaves the Israelites.
Eze 10:18-19 “Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims. And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD'S house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.”
Eze 11:22-23 “And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.”
Where is the original East Gate? In 1969, James Flemming, a biblical archaeological student, was examining the Temple’s Eastern Gate after a massive rain storm had staturated the ground. He fell into a covered hole left from a mortar round from the 6 day war. Herein, he discovered an arch belonging to Solomon’s Temple and Herod’s Temple. He took pictures before it was filled and fenced. (from Temple of Time D. Flynn p. 111)
Where is the Ark of the Covenant today?
Ø Hidden in the subterranean tunnels of Jerusalem?
Ø Hidden on Jeremiah’s parcel of land purchased from his uncle? (Ezekiel 32:1-15)
Ø Beneath Golgotha?
Ø Ron Wyatt
Ø In Egypt?
Ø Mt. Nebo?
2 Maccabees 2.1-3 “One finds in the records that the prophet Jeremiah ordered those who were being deported to take some of the fire, as has been mentioned, and that the prophet, after giving them the law, instructed those who were being deported not to forget the commandments of the Lord, or to be led astray in their thoughts on seeing the gold and silver statues and their adornment. And with other similar words he exhorted them that the law should not depart from their hearts.”
2 Maccabees 2:4-8 “It was also in the same document that the prophet having received an oracle, ordered that the tent and the ark should follow with him, and that he went out to the mountain where Moses had gone up and had seen the inheritance of God. Jeremiah came and found a cave-dwelling, and he brought there the tent and the ark and the altar of incense; then he sealed up the entrance. Some of those who followed him came up intending to mark the way, but could not find it. When Jeremiah learned of it, he rebuked them and declared: ‘The place shall remain unknown until God gathers his people together again and shows his mercy. Then the Lord will disclose these things, and the glory of the Lord and the cloud will appear, as they were shown in the case of Moses, and as Solomon asked that the place should be specially consecrated.”
Where is the Ark’s hidden location on mount Nebo measured from the Temple mount?
Israel’s prophetic destiny is to bring them to recognize their Messiah, Whom they pierced. It begins with the tribulations of the 70th week of Daniel which ends in all Israel being saved. God has a Messianic prophetic destiny for Israel. After the “time of the fullness of the Gentiles,” the prophetic clock turns to Judah and the 70th week of Daniel as the time of redemption of “thy people Daniel.” At that time, Israel’s heart of stone will be removed (Jeremiah 24:7; Eze 37:27). Do you understand the Prophetic 70 weeks of Daniel? (Dan 9:24-27). The 70th week of Daniel (62 +7 +1), a shavuah, is a week of years, or 7 years.
Dan 12:1b “and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:”
Mat 24:21 “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
We are very shortly to face the 7 year Tribulation spoken by the prophet Daniel and John the revelator. The surviving Jew and Gentile enter Messiah’s millennial kingdom. Israel’s prophetic destiny is to bring them to recognize their Messiah, Whom they pierced. It begins with the tribulations of the 70th week of Daniel which ends in all Israel being saved. The surviving Jew and Gentile enter Messiah’s millennial kingdom.
According to the rebuilt temple of the Messiah (Ezekiel 40-48) the Arc of the Covenant is not described!
Why? In the Millennium Jesus will be their God, and we shall be His people. Yeshua Jesus will tabernacle amongst us for a 1000 years. Likewise, the New Jerusalem does not describe the Ark of the Covenant!
Rev 21:3 “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.”
The New Jerusalem Revelation 21:22-27 (KJV)
Rev 21:2 “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”
Rev 3:12 “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”
2 March 2013 (20 Adar 5773) Torah #21 t¨«a¦, hˆF Ki Tissa “When you take”
Readings: Exodus 30:11-34:35; Psalm 24:1-10; 2 Corinthians 3:3-18 (KJV)
Topic: When you abide in the Lord you take on His image? Being in the image & likeness of Yeshua Jesus, we shall take upon ourselves His kavod for as He is so shall we be. Will we see God’s glory? How shall that glory manifest? (Psa 79:9, 1 Kings 8:11, Psa 62:6-8)? We are little stones (1 Peter 2:4-5) - white stones with our name written (Rev. 2:17) and written with the Father’s and Yeshua’s new name (Rev 3:12) as Yeshua’s Bride
Exodus 34:27-35 (KJV) Moses’ face shone (Exo 34:30): The Hebrew word for shone is karan (kaw-ran SH#7160 ÷øï qâran). Jesus manifest this same glory – His glory- at the transfiguration (Luke 9:28-31).
Psalm 24:1-10 (JV) ----Psa 27:4-5; Psa 91:1; Psa 91:4.
New Testament: INTRODUCTION: Justification is that the Father no longer sees your sins for they are covered by the sacrificial blood of Jesus.
Gal 2:16 “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”
Gal 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
Gal 2:21 “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”
Why, then, should we be obedient to the Torah instructions for righteous living?
Rom 3:20 “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Rom 3:20-28)
Today’s reading addresses our trust & faith in God’s Scriptural promises by being in-Christ, thru the Holy Spirit – understanding the Godhead’s influence upon our well-being, our eternal destiny and our earthly walk.
Jer 17:1a “The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart..” Their heart was as of stone.
2 Corinthians 3:3-18 (KJV) Let us examine “Now the Lord is that Spirit:” (John 14:16-18; John 14:26; John 15:26-27) Do you understand that the Godhead’s coordinated efforts are for our good to insure our salvation and keep us on the pathway of righteous living? Provision for righteous living is that of being in the image of Christ
John 16:7-16 (JKV). We see the glory of the Father in Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
John 17:5(KJV) “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had ith thee before the world was.”
Mark 13:26 (KJV) “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.”
Mat 16:27 (KJV) “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.”
Jesus reflects the Glory of God, and we shall be like Him.
Pro 4:18 “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”
Mat 5:14-16 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Our mandate through the gifting of the Holy Spirit is to bring glory to the Father and Son. Our kavod should reflect the image of Christ by our manifest Fruits of the Spirit.
1 Chronicles 16:29 (KJV) “Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.”
Rom 15:5-6 “Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
How will our immortal body appear? –A Shadow of God’s glory? --or Moses’ glory?
God’s glory is SH# 3519 ëÌáåã kâbôd kâvôd.
Is your Holy Spirit kavod reflecting God’s glory?
We shall be like Him.
“And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always”. (Exodus 27:20 KJV) Moses was commanded to collect oil, make garments, and consecrate the priests. Aaron was commanded to attend to the wicks, bowls, and incense. All were very important responsibilities. In the Word of God we see Moses was given three responsibilities. They were: (1) obtain prepared oil, (2) designate and consecrate the Kohanim (priest), and (3) select wise-hearted and able people to make the articles needed for the Tabernacle. The fulfillment of these three commandments, with which Moses would be personally involved ("You...bring you; Now you..."), was not a light matter. Keeping these orders would result in human activities which are co-laboring with the Creator for all to have a closer walk with the Lord God! (Exodus 27:20; 28:1 – 3 KJV). Responsibility for ourselves, and others is a serious concern. Just for the record, here are several things that will increase your responsibilities before Yeshua: 1. Knowledge of His commandments, 2. Relationships (with Messiah, His people, and others), 3. Official positions or office; 4. Family and social influence; 5. Hearing His voice; 6. Knowing the consequences of fear and neglect of God’s commands. Why? Because His commandments are our strength, success in life, and joy! “Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law (Torah) of the LORD; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.” (Psalms 1:1-2 KJV)
Brit Chadashah Life
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost”. (Acts 2:38 KJV) Believe and you shall receive. Hence, the referenced Scripture is prophetic. "You shall take the anointing oil and pour it on his head [not simply "dab" his head] and anoint him." (Exodus 29:7) The oil represents the Holy Spirit and the pouring represents the outpouring of the Spirit. Yeshua was called the Messiah, which means anointed One, because “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him”. (Acts 10:38 KJV)That which is anointed is most holy. We, who are sanctified, must desire to be heavily anointed, as was our Redeemer, and thus we should welcome the Spirit, not resist, ignore, or grieve Him. Our relationship with Yeshua can be quenched like any other relationship. (Read Ephesians 4:22-32). Let us not quench or grieve the Spirit, which would weaken our fellowship with the Jesus. Instead, our priority is to receive Him and yield to His Word and leadership, and bear good fruit. The closer you are to the Spirit, the closer you will be with Yeshua.
(Read Mt. 7:17-20). Surrender, and let the Holy Spirit do all He wants with you. Let Him: Indwell you (John 14:7),fill you (Acts 2:1-4), teach you (Jn. 14:26), search you (Rom. 8:27), intercede through you (Rom. 8:26), remind you (Jn. 14:26), talk to you (Acts 13:2; 16:6-7), redeem you, (Tit. 2:14), restore you (Joel 2:25), give you revelation, power, and inspiration (1 Cor. 12:4-11), heal you (Ex. 15:26; 23:25-26; Isa. 53:1-6; Mt. 8:17), give you Jesus' peace (Col. 1:20-22; Phil. 4:7), and transform you (Rom. 12:2). “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh”. (Galatians 5:16 KJV) Knowing His Voice/Being Led by the Ruach. “And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him that he may minister unto me in the priest's office”. (Exodus 28:3 KJV) We who are living in the latter days, Have a need to: (1) daily present ourselves before Jesus arrayed with inner peace and purity. (2) Pray and labor toward our greater unity with Yeshua and all Israel, and (3) keep in remembrance the divine, fruitful ministry of our true High Priest, Yeshua, and join with Him in praise, worship, and intercessions. We have the Holy Spirit to bring holy things to our remembrance, and we do not need worldly things to attract and direct our attention to Jesus, Who is always ministering before the Father's Throne of Grace. (See: Col. 3:1-3; Eph. 2:6; Hebrews 7:22-28). Jesus is much more than tradition, custom, lineage, and liturgies. He must remain the Believers' focus as we approach the end of the age. “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; (Hebrews 1:1-2 KJV)
The Epistle, "Hebrews", was written to Hebrew Believers to warn them against spiritual relapse and apostasy. It presents Yeshua HaMashiach in His absolute pre-eminence as the final and complete revelation of our Elohim (Lord). The writer of Hebrews states that he and his readers were already in the last days or, "the last of these days." Thus, the writer was speaking of the conclusion of the pre-Messianic era by the commencement of the Messianic. Let us keep in mind that " But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (2 Peter 3:8 KJV) Preaching on end-times, then and now, prepares people for the coming of Messiah (not to cause fear) but inspires people to remain faithful, endure, and live godly, over-coming lives. In Peter’s letter he tells the believers. “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation”. (2 Peter 3:3-4 KJV) Also look at this with Malachi 2:17 "…Where is the God of judgment?" God is not restricted to time as we understand it, yet His end-time prophecies will come to pass and some have come to pass. The great day cometh. Therefore, be not in love with the world but look past them to Yeshua, the Substance of the shadow.
Let us not be like the foolish and squander our oil, our precious oil of Torah instruction, which tells us how to live our lives in a righteous manner. But be like the wise that hang on to their Torah learning, and save their oil for that time when it is needed. And the time when it will be most needed is when Messiah arrives to take us to the wedding. Then we will need all of the Torah oil we can muster. That is what the “foolish virgins” were missing. They did not have an adequate supply of understanding of the Torah, they were not living a Torah-centered life, and they had not prepared themselves adequately to be the wife of the Messiah Yeshua, the one who was the “Living Torah” when he walked the earth some two thousand years ago. (Hebrew Roots Magazine, Sept./Oct. 1997, article entitled “Oil For Our Lamps,” by Dean Wheelock.
16 February 2013 (6 Adar 5773) Torah #19 Terumah “Heave Offering”
Readings: Exodus 25:1-27:19; Psalm 1:1-6; Psalm 32:1-11; Matthew 5:1-12 (KJV)
Topic: Hear…. Heed……. Harken! Freely Release everything unto the LORD and freely receive His Blessings. Walk in all His ways that it may be well unto you.” (Jer 7:23). Obedience is better than sacrifice. By an understanding of the Commandments and Mitzvoth, we have come to know God’s desires and expectations. By totally giving of ourselves to His will, we separate ourselves from the world and the kingdom of darkness and are translated into His Kingdom of Light. We have a covenant God Who is always true to His Word. Seek God’s approval that He will say “Well done good and faithful servant.” Live by the Word of the Truth “be holy as I Am holy.” (1 Pet 1:16).
Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
2 Ti 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Rom 15:4 “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”
Exodus 25:1-9 (KJV) They heeded the Word of the LORD and provided provisions in overflowing abundance (Ex 36:1-7). Terumah is to freely give unto the LORD.
Lev 7:32 “And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for an heave offering* of the sacrifices of your peace offerings.”
*heave offering (SH# 8641 terûmâh ter-oo-maw'..A gift, a present, your offering totally released from your grasp and offered up unto the LORD.
Exodus 29:28 “And it (the Terumah offering) shall be Aaron's and his sons' by a statute for ever from the children of Israel: for it is an heave offering: and it shall be an heave offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifice of their peace offerings, even their heave offering unto the LORD.”
Num 18:29 “Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the LORD, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it.”
Give your best to the LORD. Terumah is giving and receiving. Cheerfully provide unto the LORD and it shall be abundantly provided unto you. The LORD gives us a challenge to receive His Blessings or His Curses (Malachi 3:6-12).
How shall the righteous flourish with provisions? How do we get the blessings of God?
Psalm 1:1-6 (KJV) Blessings come from obedient conduct, like being a tree planted by the rivers of water. Be blessed and fruitful, and prosper in the ways of the LORD. Go not the way of the ungodly.
Eze 33:11 “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live:”
2 Pe 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
Psalm 32:1-11 (KJV) Keep your sins not silent, but confess them and repent that your soul might prosper. Receive the blessings of repentance that come from God’s forgiveness. With the LORD’s blessings, we experience joy and healing of our soul from past transgressions. Walk in meekness and humility.
Mic 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
He shall keep us from the flood of God’s wrath that is to come upon the whole world. For the overcomer, He shall be our hiding place.
How do we getthe blessings of Jesus Christ? Matthew 5:1-12 (KJV) These blessings are called the Beatitudes.
Beatitudes comes from Latin beatus, meaning "blessed" or "happy.“ They are Yeshua’s blessings from the Sermon on the Mount - they are God’s bestowed “supreme blessings for our happiness.” Jesus’ teachings are expressed as eight blessings. Each beatitude statement consists of two phrases: the condition and the result. He paraphrases Old Testament (Tanach) Scripture.
1. (5:3) “poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Isa 66:2; Psa 51:17; Pro 16:19; Pro 29:23)
2. (5:4) “those who mourn: for they will be comforted.” Shalom comfort heralds Jesus’ second coming (Isa 61:2) (Isa 38:14; Psa 30:11)
3. (5:5) “the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” (Psa 37:11)
4. (5:6) “they who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they will be satisfied.” (Neh 9:15; Psa 63:1-2; Psa 42:2)
5. (5:7) “the merciful: for they will be shown mercy.” (Psa 18:25; Pro 11:17)
6. (5:8) “the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” (Psa 24:3-5)
7. (5:9) “the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.” (Psa 34:14) Be Ambassadors of peace as the “children of God” (2 Corinthians 5:18-20).
8. (5:10-12) “those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Heed Jesus’ words ….. Remember!--- Ecc 1:9a “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be;”
The message to the Church of Smyrna lies ahead for us. Forth-coming persecution by two witnesses:
Mat 5:11 “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.”
Mat 24:9 “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.”
Mat 5:12 “Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”
Keep your head up and know the signs of the times.
9 February 2013 (29 Shevat 5773) Torah #18 Mishpatim “Judgments”
Readings: Exodus 21:1-24:18; Jeremiah 17:19-27; Hebrews 4:1-13 (KJV)
Topic: In defense of the Hebraic root movement, let us examining the virtuous nature of a virgin Bride as her accountability to Her Husband. Is mortal man serious and desirous to obtain an eternal destiny in God’s Eternal Kingdom – the Olam Haba? Are God’s instructions for righteous living true or just “pie-in-the-sky?” In defining a just and righteous God, can He be partial to His own Torah. How long can one live in rebellion to God’s authority? Peace and safety is mankind’s eternal quest. God has provided the Sabbath as a rehearsal throughout the ages for us to find His resting place -His Shalom – God’s menuchah.
Exodus 23:12 & 20-26 (KJV) The Sabbath is the 4th Commandment (Ex. 20:4-11) and a mitzvah (Ex. 23:12). Who is the angel of the Lord? (Ex. 14:19, 32:34, 33:2, 14; Num20:16; Jos. 5:13-14; Ps. 91:11; Is. 63:9; Revelation 10:1) Why listed here in mitzvoth section?” He is an agent of the LORD that is to be obeyed. “obey his voice” X 2 .. Who is to be obeyed?
John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
“provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions.” Let us examine the intent of verse 21 in other passages of Scripture in a remez apocalyptic word search!
Ps 78:40 “How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!”
Ps 78:56 “Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:”
Num 14:11 “And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?”
Heb 3:11 “So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.”
The Israelites were under the Law of sin and death for intentional sin. If you sin, you die by the testimony of 2 witnesses, but for unintentional sin, when you became aware of it, a sacrifice and retribution was required. Hence, recognition of sin leads to repentance (Num 25:24-29).
Mic 7:18 “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.” HOW?
Acts 5:30-31 “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. Only, Jesus alone can take away your sin death.
They did not know the time of their visitation! (Deu 18:18-19) - “obey his voice or he will not pardon”
Jesus alone “pardoned” our sins when He bore them in His body upon a cross, being striped and pierced for our transgressions, for He, who was without sin, became sin for us that we might live. How do we live? - In obedience or disobedience?
How does the law – the Torah- God’s instructions become written on our heart, our conscience? (Rom 2:13-15). By a personal relationship with the “WORD” they become heart-imbedded love letters from the Bridegroom! Circumcision is of the heart (Romans 2:11-29)
Eph 4:30 “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”
Grieve not the Holy Spirit which dwells in your Temple for it shall be required of you!
Heb 10:26-30 “For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.”
Jeremiah 17:19-27 (KJV) Harken, take the LORD’s Sabbath seriously. Be an obedient, accountable Bride.
Lev 26:2-12 “Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;….. (V. 11-12)… then And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you. And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.”
What does this mean? “And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:” (Mark 2:27). Jesus, being a Jew under the law, observed the Sabbath as God’s Torah directed (not as Pharisee’s dogma directed ….their fences around the law).
Matt 12:8 “For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.”
The ontology of the Sabbath: A God ordained a very special time for us to imitate His finished work… A rehearsal of His Promise to dwell with us and amongst us during the millennial reign of Yeshua Jesus.
Gen 2:2 “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested* on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.”
3 “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested* from all his work which God created and made.”
Seventh is SH# 7637 shebi‛ı̂y sheb-ee-ee‘--seventh (a time element).
*Rested is SH# 7673 shaw-bath‘- means to desist from exertion ….root to SH# 7676 שׁבּת shabbâth (Sabbath) similar to SG #4521=Sabbaton (Sabbath) from SG# 4520 sabbat-is- mos (rest)
Israel kept the Sabbath even before the giving of the Mosaic law at Mt. Sinai! (Ex 16:25-26) Our Sabbath service is a special, a set-apart, designated day for rest (Ex. 20:8-11) and a Holy Convocation (Lv. 23:3).
Civil observance of Sunday: Why do the 98+% of Christians call Sunday the “sabbath” or “the Lord’s day?” In 313 AD Constantine’s “edict of tolerance” officially ended the Church of Rome’s persecution of Christianity by giving worship freedom to all existing religions. Later he allows a common worship day on Sunday (Dies Solis) for Christians and pagans to worship of Hercules, Apollo, Mithra, Diana, Isis, Ashtaroth etc. In a 321 AD edict by a Constantine, he legally sanctioned Sunday as Sabbatum Dies Domini also called Dies Solis (the “venerable day of the sun” declaring that there should be no secular work, no court judicial transaction, no military exercises and a day of freedom for slaves. Likewise, he set the observance of Christ’s crucifixion as Friday. ( Hx the Christian Church – Nicene Christianity P. Schaff p.vol 3 p. 29,105-106,378-379) Hence, in the second century AD, the chief day of worship was Sunday. The reason given was that it was on this first day of the week, “the Lord’s Day” that Christ had been raised from the dead. (History of Christianity p. 198, R. W. Winter)
Sunday indoctrination, dogma, passive vs. critical assessment or is it just lack of plain common sense.
Question? What is the seventh day of the week? What is the 1st day of the week? Is the Holy Spirit guarding God’s Sabbath for even the simple-minded? On the Sabbath we rehearse God’s Menuchah.
Hebrews 4:1-13 (KJV) (Psalm 95:8-10) Know the ways of the Lord, don’t come short of the promise.
The promise is by obedient, uncompromised faith that the remnant of his heritage will enter into Abba’s rest – His menuchah.
Be that remnant of His Heritage
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2 February 2013 (22 Shevat 5773) Torah Study #17 ur§,°h "Jethro” Yitro
Readings: Exodus 18:1-20:26, 2 Samuel 6:1-17, Luke 8:40-56 (KJV)
Topic: Make God pre-eminent in your life. The essence of our Christian walk is being “born-again,” having God’s spirit residing in us. Moses reflected the Glory of God. We are to be in the image of Christ (1 Co 15:49, Rom 8:18). Our kavod should be God’s Glory, allowing us to appear as in Christ’s image, as being redeemed unto God (1Co 13:12, 1 Jn 3:2).
Exodus 19:4-19 (KJV) The Israelites are now at Mt. Sinai - The mountain of God in Arabia. Moses, as God’s chosen agent, (His shalach), meets with God upon the mountain. He is told to “sanctify the people for I am a Holy God” (Hab 1:13) and to set boundaries – don’t let the people touch the mountain least they die (v. 12-13, 23). They encountered God and lived (Deu 5:24) as God’s visible presence was as a physical cloud and fire.
2 Samuel 6:1-17 (KJV) FEAR of the LORD. Keep God’s ways….keep His commandments. “David, get it right,” according to the Torah. God always gives us a second chance (1 Ch 15:13-16). Who has seen God and lived? Uzziah died!
All these saw the Angel of the LORD as the captain of the LORD’s host and lived!- [Joshua (Jos 5:13-15); Jacob (Gen 32:30); Gideon (Judg 6:22); Samson’s parents (Judg 13:22); Isaiah (Is 6:5)]…. A theophany or Christophany.
Can mortal man see God face to face (1 Ti 6:16).
Exo 33:20-23 “And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.”
Why can’t we see God? God is spirit (John 4:24, John 1:18)- Then how are we known to God? The essence of our Christian walk is being “born-again,” having God’s spirit residing in us (1Co 2:9-13, 1 John 4:12-13). It is “in Christ” that we become spiritual beings (1 Co 2:10-11) - sealed (Eph 4:30). Amongst God’s dwelling places, where shall we reside? Where shall the evil ones reside (Ecc 3:21)?
Luke 8:43-48 (KJV) How touchable is God? God’s desire is to be with us ( Isa 7:14, Mat 1:23) How is this possible? - By Echad- the ONENESS of God - the Godhead - the Trinity (John 10:30, Col 2:9, Rom 1:20). Jesus is the manifest presence of God amongst earthly man as “the Word” (John 1:1-4) and the “water and the blood” (1 John 5:6-8). “I will be their God and they will be My people.” God is to dwell amongst us during the millennial reign as Yeshua Jesus Christ.
Who saw Yeshua Jesus in today’s Torah reading? As the WORD (John 1:1-4). How about as the clouds (Ex 19:9)?
An introduction to the apocalyptic revelation language of the King James Bible: A Holy Spirit led search at the Drosh level, using your Englishman's concordance. Yeshua Jesus in the Clouds tells it all! It depicts the story of His birth, His resurrection, the gathering of His bride, His judgments, and His second coming. Let’s examine Yeshua symbolized as the clouds.
ü Jesus was taken up amidst the clouds (Acts 1:9-11).
ü He shall spare us from the hour of His wrath (Rev. 3:10-11) as He comes in the clouds that we might be “caught-up” or gathered unto Him (1 Thes 4:17, 2 Thes 2:1).
ü He shall return in the clouds with His saints (Mat 24: 30-31, 26:64; Mark 13: 26-27, 14:62; Luke 21:27; Rev 1:7, Rev 19:14), and angels (Mat 25:31).
ü Jesus was wrapped in swaddling clothes (Luke 2:7) Job 38:9 “When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it,”
ü Exo 16:10 “And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.”
Just as Jesus manifest His Glory and Moses shone with Glory of God, we, as “born-again” believers, radiate God’s Glory as our kavod? We live by faith knowing the eternal promise of the Olam Haba is true, and we shall see Abba Father face to face. Be assured of God’s unconditional love for you. When you are “born-again,” He dwells in you, as you are a Holy Spirit-filled being, in Christ. You are sealed by the Holy Spirit (Gen 6:14) .
26 January 2013, 15 Shevat 5773 Torah #16 j‹k©J‰C Beshalach “When he sent”
Topic: Are We Going Forward?
Last week's Torah portion “Bo” described how the children of Israel were finally delivered from Egypt after God delivered the tenth and final plague during the time of Passover. In this week's portion, “Beshalach” the Israelites began their journey home, after 430 years of exile. Instead of leading Israel along a direct route to the Promised Land, however, God directed them south, into the desert, in order to take Egypt out of the Israelites first. They traveled from Ramses’ (near the Nile Delta) to the city of Sukkot, an Egyptian city on the eastern border. After this they went south to Etham, at the "edge of the desert.” When Pharaoh heard that the Israelites were camped at Etham, however, he thought they were lost and hemmed in by the desert. The LORD then "hardened Pharaoh's heart" so one final time he would persecute the Jews and attempt to bring them back to Egypt. God then redirected the Israelites to camp by a pagan sacred place (Baal-Zephon) near the edge of the sea, where the Egyptian army finally caught up with them. Dramatically, the Israelites were caught between a rock and a hard place, with the sea on one side, and Pharaoh's army on the other. The people were terrified and began to blame Moses for their predicament. Moses reassured them of God's deliverance and raised his staff to divide the waters of the sea. All that night the cloud blocked the Egyptian army as the wind blew, but the Shekinah Glory gave light to Israel as the people crossed through the sea on dry ground. Then, the dark pillar of cloud that veiled the Egyptian army lifted, and the soldiers immediately rushed after the Israelites into the sea. God then told Moses to lift his staff again so that the waters would overwhelm the Egyptians with their chariots and horsemen. In the light of dawn, the Israelites saw the dead bodies of Pharaoh's army lining the seashore. Moses and Miriam then led the people in the "Song of the Sea" a spontaneous hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving. The LORD then led the people away from the sea, into the desert of Sin, a desolate region about midway to Mount Sinai. And after traveling three days without finding any water, the people complained and God provided them with fresh water at Marah. Then later, the Matzah the people had brought with them ran out and God tested their obedience by giving them "bread from heaven" (manna)(what is it). The portion ends with the Amalekites' surprise attack of Israel at Rephidim, near Mount Sinai, and the introduction of Joshua as the leader of the army of Israel.
But now let’s look back to Exodus 14:15 (KJV) where the Lord God says, And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward: The Israelites were caught between a rock and a hard place, with the sea on one side, and Pharaoh's army on the other. The people were terrified and began to blame Moses for their predicament. Moses assured the people and told them to stand ready to see God's deliverance. He further told the people to "be quiet" or "be speechless" because God would again fight on their behalf. He then began to pray But the Lord God told Moses to quit praying to Him and to mobilize the people for action. God then told Moses to lift his staff and split the sea so the people could walk through on dry ground. Note that the Hebrew reads, "Raise your staff, stretch out your hand, and divide the sea.” Also it could be noted that that the LORD would deliver His people. And in this way the Egyptians would see that their judgment was coming from the very person they wanted to drown in the Nile River as a baby. Let’s also look at the word “forward” in verse 15.Forward is described this way; H5265 nawsa‛: A verb indicating to set out; to travel, to journey. It has the basic meaning of moving something out, pulling it out, taking it away; causing something to move out: Samson pulled out the gates (foundations included) and carried them away (Jdg_16:3); to set out on a journey (Gen_33:12, Gen_33:17; Exo_12:37); to make or cause to set out (Exo_15:22; Psa_78:26, Psa_78:52); of being stirred up by God (Num_11:31). It describes pulling up a tent in order to move on (Isa_38:12). It is used figuratively of a person's death, his or her "tent-rope" is pulled up (Job_4:21). Are we going forward?
Here we also see the Lord God giving Joshua encouragement; And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face? (Joshua 7:10 KJV) H5307 naw-fal' A primitive root; to fall, has a great variety of applications, lay (along), (cause to) lie down, light (down), be lost, lying, overthrow, overwhelm, perish, present (-ed, -ing), (make to) rot, slay, smite out, throw down.
Joshua, why so distressed and dejected; or is there something else is to be done besides prayer and supplication? Are we going forward? What about Nehemiah? And didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and head their cry by the Red Sea; (Nehemiah 9:9 KJV) God is saying I have already heard your prayers go forward. Read Nehemiah 9:7 – 12 to get the full story. Are we going forward?
In 1st John we can get the final word, it states; For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. (1 John 5:3 KJV) Keeping of the commandments of God is an evidence of love to God; this shows that love is not in word and tongue, in profession only, but in deed and in truth; and that people have a sense of the love of God upon their souls, under the influence of which they act; and people shall have, and may expect to have, greater expressions of the love of God in them. Are we going forward?
Now the Word of God takes us to; And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. (Exodus 15:26 KJV) Is We Going forward?
19 January 2013 (8 Shevat 5773) Torah #15 Bo “come”
Readings: Exodus 10:1-13:16; Joel 1:1-20; Revelation 9:1-21(KJV)
Topic: We are to come out of Egypt - come out of “the daughter of Babylon” (Torah Teaching # 13). Harken and warn your children!
Ecc 1:9 “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
From Exodus, thru the Tanach, to the New Testament Book of Revelation, God reiterates His prophetic warnings – Embedded prophetic themes (1 Co 10:11).
Exodus 10:3-20 (KJV) Desolation of the people and the land is complete by this swarming locust invasion (Exo 10:5)!
Intro: Joel 1:1-9 (KJV)…… Joel 2:1-11 (KJV) Joel’s army! Are they Christians or demons? They defy death and are Spiderman-like and “mighty” men. Have we been exposed to mighty men in our daily lives? Does Hollywood subliminally, psychologically indoctrinate us or is Satan boastful to expose his devious deeds with cartoons, movies and video games of mighty men? The Bible describes nephilim, giants and mighty men. Mighty men of old: Nimrod and as in the days of Noah.
Ecc 3:15 “That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth* that which is past.” (SH# 1245 * to search out by any method)
A demon possessed individual has great strength and is nearly invincible as seen in the Jesus and Legion encounter (Mar 5:1-5). Ensamples: Goliath and his brothers….The nephilim demigods! (2 Sam 21:20; 1 Ch 20:6) Aforetime is before us (Ecc 1:10). Is Joel’s Army a heretofore never seen demonically enhanced avatar army (transhumant hybrids/demons/ aliens) contrived to function as super-soldiers, man’s next step in evolution!
Are we being conditioned to accept demons and their wickedness: How about video games; Home Land Security issues “zombie alert” (9-7-2012); and New Age Christian Music rooted in rock and roll?
Rock and roll music emphasizes rhythm over harmony. Its roots are found in Haitian voodoo and African paganism. The theta wave intoxicating, voodoo drumbeats are the religious music of pagan rituals to worship the snake god, Dambella, as the participants obtain spiritual possession. The drumbeat induces a serpentine undulation, as being possessed by that serpent demon in a sensualistic, sadistic, enticing dance. This drumbeat fuses the participants as a homogenous, collective body, moving as an undulating single body in pulse with the beat.
A serpentine spirit can possess a human being through voodoo rituals and mind-emptying Eastern Meditation. In yoga exercises and Eastern meditation it is believed that a Kundalini serpent Spirit enters and resides in the sacrum, and ascends up the spine into the base of the brain stem to the hypothalamus to produce Nirvana. An ecstasy rush! Through meditation, and various esoteric practices, an extremely profound mystical experience is produced - A emotional endorphin and serotonin high! Beware of Christian rock and rap as they are based on that foundational theta wave voodoo rhythm. … Do you believe that Satan could bring this music into our Church?
Prepare for the Lie! We will witness signs and lying wonders and overt demonic activity on Earth by the Antichrist and the False Prophet (Torah teaching # 14). We will observe that the locusts of Exodus and Joel are but a shadow of Revelation prophecy to unfold during that “Day of The LORD.” Let us understand Revelation prophecy by an understanding of Hebrew chiastic “octave” structure as a triad “octave-like” presentation. Based upon the Hebrew alephbet octaves (*See Shemini Atzeret teaching on JCIA web under Fall Feasts).
First “Octave-like” of triad Revelation 6:2-8 (KJV) is the opening of the first four seals with the horses of the apocalypse being released. Their demonic power is concealed.
The Second triad-octave … is demonic powers revealed. Revelation 9:1-11(KJV) Are these natural locusts? They can’t eat grass? They have the power of scorpions? Observe they are “shaped like horses” with crowns; faces of man; hair of women; teeth of lions; Iron breast plates; wings; run in battle and inflict death-wish wounds for 5 months with their scorpion tails. What are they? ---A horde of demons! Satan opens the furnaces of hell and releases from the bottomless pit, the locusts reserved until the end-times (Rev 9:5-6) Is this Joel’s demonic army akin to Legion?
Joel 1:6 “For a nation* is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.”*SH# 1471 âÌåé gôy go’-ee Gentile, heathen, nation, people or a flight of locusts:” Joel’s warning: Joel 1:3 “Tell ye your children ….and their children another generation….dor cheron – A message for the last generation.
Who is their ruler? Apollyon, Abaddon (destroyer)- the “son of perdition” (Apollo). This 2nd “octave-triad” continues their demonic invasion with the 6th Trumpet --- Revelation 9:13-19
Now next-3rd-Tribulation “octave-triad”!...The is the concluding apogee leading to Armageddon.
Revelation 16:12-16 (KJV) A great locust demonic army of 200,000,000 “men” from the East (the sun god, Apollo), empowered by Satan’s forces! All these catastrophic judgments are designed to make men turn to God, yet the majorities do rebel against Him! How can that be? “In that day” man is so indoctrinated to evil as vile humans that they serve the kingdom of darkness being incurably wicked! …. Ra’ ah
Rev 9:20-21 “And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”
Have discernment! Do all roads lead to heaven? Test all things against the WORD: Movies, TV, Radio, Video games, Rock & rap Music, Theta wave Christian music, books, commentaries, mysticism, spiritualism, techniques that empty your mind such as yoga, and avoid the New Bible versions.
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12 January 2013 1 Shevat 5773 Torah Study # 14 t¨r¥t²u Va’era “And I appeared”
Readings: Exodus 6:1-9:35; 1 Samuel 28:1-25; Revelation 16:1-12 (KJV)
Topic: God deals with us through agency. Exo 7:1 “And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy” prophet.” This is Father God’s Agency Seductively, deceptive days of “signs and lying wonders” are here (Mat 24:24) to secure your soul in bondage. But Satan also uses agency! Don’t let yourself be deceived!
Exodus 7:7-13 (KJV) 2 Ti 3:8 “Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.” Jannes & Jambres are sorcerers: Mech’ash’sha’phim -- signifies diviners who discover or reveal, or those who pretended to reveal the future, to discover things lost, or to find hidden treasures. Beware: The spiritual forces of darkness can bring forth supernatural manifestations. The Almighty God does signs and wonders in Egypt, but so also did the sorcerers and magicians of Pharaoh –but God prevailes.
Exodus 7:14- 25(KJV) The Egyptians worshiped the Nile River as a god. The Nile River is Egypt’s lifeline as a source of life-giving sustenance. Silt deposits from the Nile made the surrounding land fertile as the river overflowed its banks annually, until building the Aswan dam.
1 Samuel 28:3-20 (KJV) Today there is an uncanny interest or preoccupation with the supernatural beginning with grade school children (Harry Potter) to occult organizations, and even to Christians seeking signs of wonders. Just as Abba Father uses us as His agents, empowered to do His work, so also do the demonic forces operate to dominate the soul of man. These forces seek portals to establish strongholds for those persuing demonic obsessions to obtain occult power. A Quest for occult power! Remember?? Question the source of all doctrine --- “for even the elect could be deceived”– Have bold discernment…Be a Berean!
2 Co 11:13-15 “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
2 Th 2:9-12 Even him (the man of perdition -2 Th 2:3), whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Tribulation indoctrination by signs and lying wonders: (Rev 13:11-15)
Revelation 16:3-7 (KJV) During the last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation, God’s angels act as His agents to turn the waters of the Earth into Blood. Why?....v 6! It is our judgment for shedding of innocent blood.
Gen 4:8,10 “And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. --- And he (The LORD) said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
Shedding of Innocent Blood in past generations:
Matthew 23:33,35 “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” … “That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.”
Child sacrifices: 2 Ki 24:3b-4 “the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did; And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.”
Psa 106:38 “And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.”
Blood on our land and the entire world? Abortions…http://www.numberofabortions.com/
USA from 1973 (RVW)-2013 = 55.8 million
Worldwide =1980 -2013 = 1.28 billion
Hum!!!..world population is 6.5 billion. 1.28/6.5 = 19.7%5
Abortion active count on this Friday for USA @ 10.37 am was 1,514
Shedding of Innocent Blood in the Tribulation during the first 3 ½ years.
1. Rev 17:5b-6 “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus:”
Mystery Babylon is considered by most Biblical Theologians to be the Church of Rome. Are we again looking forward to more of the Church of Rome’s inquisitions and dastardly deeds of the Jesuits? What cost must be paid in blood shed for a one-world religion?
2. Also the sins of “daughter Babylon” Are we looking ahead to Christian persecutions in the United States of America prior to the Tribulation onset?
Rev 18:24 “And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.”
3. Also note that water is turned into blood during the first 3 ½ years of the Tribulation!
Rev 11:3-6 “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.”
Who are the two witnesses? ----Can you see their trademarks?----Elijah and Moses
DO NOT BE DECEIVED!
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5 January 2013 (23 Tevet 5773) Torah #13 Shemot “Names”
READINGS: Exodus 1:1- 6:1; Jeremiah 50:1-16; Jude 1:1-16; 2 Peter 2:1-22 (KJV)
Topic: Exodus is a travel log of the Egyptian Israelite slaves under physical oppression and spiritual bondage. It records their going-out from Egypt; their departure from bondage. Exodus begins with the oppression of the Hebrew slaves as a part of God’s plan to bring forth a Deliverer. God hears the outcry of His people. The mystery of Christ is concealed (Col 1:26-27) in the Old Testament (Tanach). He is their outstretched arm and the Rock. This affliction and bondage of God’s people in these aforetime events will occur again!
Exodus 1:5-14 (KJV) How long have they been in Egypt?
1. 400 years?
2. 430 years?
3. four generations?
4. about 215 yrs.?
Moses and Aaron are God’s Shalach –His earthly agents (Ex. 4:16; 7:1). The tempering of steel is by stressing it with rapid heating and cooling; this tempering is to add strength and toughen the steel.
God's is steeling the minds and hearts of these Israelites as they are being transformed from slaves of the Pharaoh to a nation governed by God’s Torah. However, it took 40 years to get Egypt out of them. God’s wrath is against the Pharaoh and gods of Egypt. The Israelites were brought out of the land of Egypt with "a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm" (Deu 26:8; Ps 136:12) about 1447 B.C.
ü Egypt is a type of the world wherein is promoted the lusts of flesh, the lust eyes and the pride of life (1 Jn. 2:16).
ü Pharaoh is a type of the Leviathan-the Dragon-the Antichrist- the son of perdition. This future “son of perdition*” will seduce mankind with his deception, “lying signs and wonders” using demonic forces (his principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, spiritual wickedness in high places). (*SG#684 apōleia) Apollyon (Rev. 9:11) is the Greek sun god, Apollo.
Exodus is 40% Prophetic: “it shall come to pass” that a foreordained time of greater oppression and spiritual darkness shall encompasses the world for 7 years. When will the world again fall under a corrupt taskmaster? The Book of Revelation and all the Tanach prophets speak of such a time. It is the seven years of the global Empire of the Antichrist, known as the Tribulation time, the Last Days, the end-times, The Day of the LORD or as “in that day and at that time.” Yet, future is the wrath of the Lamb (Rev. 6:16-17) and wrath of God (Rev. 16:1) that will fall upon the Empire of the Antichrist and upon an apostate world of darkness. Man shall fear, but not repent! Ahead lays a deliverance even greater than that of the Exodus. When the moral restrainer - the persecuted Christian remnant of overcomers - is removed (2 Thes. 2:6-12), then will the man of sin be revealed. Removal of our light from the world will only then allow darkness to prevail and wickedness to rule. The evil is exceedingly wicked! (rah, raw’aw, SH 7451) (Psa 11:6, Rev 6, Rev 9:20-21)
Let’s study in a remez Bible Study to find that end-time nation of Babylon, a city destined for destruction, due to its sin and anti-Semitism. Today, ask what nation is the “hammer” of our geopolitical world and best qualifies to be “the daughter of Babylon” (Eze 16:44)?
Jeremiah 50:1-15 (KJV) Come out of Babylon – My people, flee her! The greater exodus from Babylon is prophetic of our day! (Jer 51:6, Jer 51:45, Jer 50:16c, Isa 13:13b -14b, Zec 2:7, Rev 18:4)
Where are we in the timeline for this fall of “the Daughter Babylon?” Let’s examine the 9-branched Chanukiah model as a vestibule to the seven years of tribulation -the 9 Epistles that precede the Book of Revelation!
2 Peter 2:1-3 (KJV)
1 John 4:1-3 (KJV)
2 John 1:7-10 (KJV)
3 John 1:11 (KJV)
Jude 1:4, 12-13 (KJV)
Roman 1:18-25 (KJV)
Turbulent times lie ahead! Put your trust in the LORD (Psa 18:2, 2 Sa 22:31, 1 Ti 4:10) for the just shall live by faith for the gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth (Rom 1:16-17, Hab 2:4b). According to your faith be it unto you. Live your life in a personal relationship with Jesus. Therefore, abideth in faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity – LOVE (1 Co 13:13).”
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29 December 2012 (16 Tevet 5773) Torah #12 Vayechi “And He lives””
READINGS: Genesis 47:28-50:26, 2 Samuel 5:1-10, Matthew 24:29-35 (KJV)
Topic: Our Abba Father’s perfect plan begins with this small family of 70 that goes into Egypt during a famine. Escalating trials and tribulations shall befall God’s chosen people …yet, they shall prevail and live. From this chosen family shall come the Messianic Kingdom ruled by The KING of kings and LORD of lords, Yeshua Jesus, having a promised land grant and a people of His own with Kingdom rule by a codex of law-The Torah- and cement. Our mandate as a kahol is to prepare ourselves as His Bride.
Joseph is portrayed in Scripture as “a type” of Christ. The majority of his lifespan is living amongst the Gentiles; he takes a Gentile bride in an interracial marriage, disseminating his Hebrew “seed” as his children are of both Jew and Gentile bloodline; These Gentile children become as one with the Sons of Jacob. His seed shall be sowed amongst the Gentile nations as God’s mystery as concealed in Genesis 40:1-22, Book of Hosea, 1 Peter 2:10 and Romans 9:25-26.
Jacob blesses his 4th son, Judah: Genesis 49:8-12 (KJV) Verse 8 defines Judah’s esteem and his leadership. Judah means “praise, the LORD be praised, He shall be praised, the praised of the LORD.” Judah shall be their leader. The Hebrew Birthright of the Firstborn is transferred to Judah. After Jacob’s death, he is to be the leader of the 12 tribes. However, the Double Portion of the Firstborn Blessing was transferred to Joseph when Ephraim and Manasseh were made equal to the sons of Jacob (48:5-6.). Additionally, he was given a parcel of land (48:22). Judah shall subdue his enemies.(v. Gen 49:8b.)
Joshua 10:23-24 “And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon. And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them.”
Prophetic of Christ making His enemies His footstool:
Psa 110:1 “A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool” (Mat 22:44; Luke 20:43; Acts 2:35; Heb 10:13).
Genesis 49:9…. Judah as a young and old lion: The lion is a symbol of royalty, strength, rule. Yeshua Jesus, He came on a donkey as a young lion, but His own received Him not; He shall come as an old lion and all shall receive Him. Prophetic:
Php 2:10-11 “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Genesis 49:10… From Judah shall come a ruler (scepter) and lawgiver (THE WORD) as pointing to Shiloh’s coming who shall gather His own from the four corners. Shiloh means peace-bringer, rest-giver, the Prince of Peace, bringer of prosperity, safety, and tranquility (a description of the Messiah-the lion of the tribe of Judah)-Judah’s Messianic role.
Genesis 49:11 In the text can you see one Messiah with two comings (John 12:15; Isa 63:3).
Today’s Torah is establishing God’s Kingdom with a King that liveth and reigneth forever and a Land (Genesis 15:18-21 ….Messiah’s land grant).
NEXT: A dwelling for place of God –a place to put His NAME!
Joshua 15:63 “As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.”
Jdg 1:21 “And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.”
2 Samuel 5:1-7 (KJV) David captures Jerusalem from the Jebusites. Now amidst God’s wrath, David must find a dwelling place for God.
2 Sa 24:18,24 “Go up, rear an altar unto the LORD in the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.”…. “And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
1 Ch 21:24-25 “And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full price: for I will not take that which is thine for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings without cost. So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.”
The silver paid for the mount of the threshing floor and oxen. The gold paid for “the place” or the site of ground adjacent to the threshing floor to build the Temple.
1 Ki 9:3 “And the LORD said unto him (Solomon), I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.”
Matthew 24:29-35 (KJV) When will see the coming of the Son of Man?- At the last generation (dore acharon)! It is that generation that saw the fig tree put on leaves! 14 May 1948. That’s us folks. Dore Acheron…. In our time the King shall return and also the re-gathering of all Israel. He that hath an ear let him hear.
The Prophetic re-gathering:
Isa 11:10-12 “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
GOD’S KINGDOM: A King that liveth and reigneth forever; a land and a Temple; a people to be His Own and He shall be our God; a Torah as rod of iron by which to rule. Everyone will live in God’s Holy WORD having His unconditional LOVE and our agape love for the brethren. Love is the Kingdom cement.
The entire world will pay homage to Yeshua.
Zec 14:16 “And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.”
22 December, 2012 (9 Tevet 5773) Torah #11 J³d°h³u Vayigash “And He Came Near”
This week’s Torah focuses on several key themes. Keep these in mind as we move right along.
Ø Reuniting lost family members
Ø Healing and reuniting divided families
Ø Forgiveness of past wrongs, offenses and misunderstandings
Let us look at who is approaching who at the beginning of this Torah teaching, for there is a significance of who the Scripture tells us who is who. Remember who the descendants of Judah were (the Jews or Southern Kingdom) and Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh who became the Northern Kingdom/House of Israel and eventually the (“lost sheep of the House of Israel”). Prophetically-speaking, let’s look at the most notable descendant of the tribe of Judah. Do you know Him? Did the Lion of the Tribe of Judah seek you out or did you seek Him when you were lost? In Genesis Judah is coming near to Joseph because of Judah’s heart as it is also in Yeshua’s heart, He was motivated to come near to us out of love for his Father, as well. Judah offered to lay down his life as a ransom for his youngest brother. This points prophetically to the One who also freely gave his life as a substitute for his brothers. Please note that Yeshua the Messiah and Judah both sought to please their fathers.
Both acted out of unconditional love for their younger brother.
Both stood to gain nothing personally, but rather stood to lose much, if their plan did not work.
Judah, a prince, would become a slave in Egypt; Yeshua would become a slave to death and hell, if he sinned.
Judah’s love for his father and Benjamin and his willingness to lay down his life as a ransom.
As a slave in Egypt, Joseph, is a picture compared to Messiah Yeshua’s love for the lost sheep of the House of Israel to whom he came to reach out and to ransom in order to bring them back into the fold of Israel. Genesis 44:32–34, Became surety for the lad. “Judah’s faithful cleaving to Benjamin, now, in his time of trouble, was repaid long afterwards by the tribe of Benjamin keeping with the tribe of Judah, when the other tribes deserted it. It is amazing that some 800 years later this brotherly love between the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin continued to work in the collective minds of these tribes such that the heart of the younger was still knit in loyalty with that of older brother. This also speaks about generational blessings (and curses) or our attitudes that are passed on down to one’s descendants? As you know curses can be passed down to the third or fourth generation (Exodus 20:5). So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way. (Genesis 45:24 KJV) (The Schoken Bible). Joseph dismissed his brothers with the warning not to quarrel with each other on the journey back to Canaan, as brothers can be prone to do. They had reconciled with Joseph, their savior and a fore shadow of Yeshua, our Redeemer, but they still had a long foot-journey ahead of them of many dry and dusty miles. As the miles drug on and the fatigue of the flesh would begin to the surface, how easy it would be for the brothers to begin quarreling with each other. What was one of Yeshua’s final admonitions to his disciples before his crucifixion in this regard? How much energy do we as redeemed believers waste quarreling with one another instead of advancing the kingdom of God? How would your life improve if you were to just forgive those who have offended you or those who want to hurt you or your ministry, to just walk away in love, bless them and focus your attention on the job your Heavenly Father has given you to do in His kingdom?
Haftorah Ezekiel 37:15 – 28 (KJV)
The Torah Vayigash recounts the reunification of Joseph and his brothers in Egypt after having been unknown to each other and separated for many years and this portion of Ezekiel 37 is a prophecy about the reunification of the House of Ephraim (the Northern Kingdom of Israel) with the House of Judah (the Southern Kingdom of Israel). As you will recall, the northern ten tribes of Israel seceded from the southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin during the reign of King Rehoboam, son of King Solomon. They never reunited, but the prophet Ezekiel received a word from God that in the latter days just before the coming of the Messiah and the Messianic Age these two kingdoms would again be reunited with King David as their ruler. This has yet to happen. The ArtScroll Stone Edition Chumash informs us in Ezekiel 37 speaks of an era in the future when a king from the House of David, who will be a servant of Elohim and who will unify the people in allegiance to the Torah. Idolatry will be gone and the Temple will stand; the standard of life will be obedience to the laws of Torah and the results will be that the entire world will know that YHVH is Elohim.
B’rit Chadashah Romans 9:1–29; 11:13–24
Here we see that the Apostle Paul’s heart is burdened with great heaviness and continual sorrow for the people in Romans 9:1–5. Also as Paul later goes on to talk about his heart’s burden for the Gentile. Remember that the term Gentile simply means “ethnic or people groups, or the people of the nations.” Paul had the same intense love for his Jewish brethren as he did for those “people groups of the nations” whom he equates with the lost, adulterous and apostate House of Israel (the Northern Kingdom of the ten tribes of Israel). It is should be clear from this study that the two sticks of prophecy in Ezekiel 37 is about to happen. This is obvious from the passage itself, since many of the events in the Bible have been predicted have occurred, we need to be awake and ready in these times. Whoever the House of Ephraim and his companions are, Scripture says that God knows who they are, that they will be gathered to the land of their inheritance in the last days, and reunited with their brother, Judah. As a single national entity, they will then be ruled by Ha Mashiach and God will make a new covenant with them and God’s tabernacle will be with them it should be obvious that these events have yet to occur. Furthermore, we know from the Book of Revelation that after the Millennium, heavenly New Jerusalem will descend to this earth and will become the habitation of the glorified saints and of God-Yeshua. It is clear that the twelve tribes of Israel and all their grafted-in companions will be gathered at this time, for the only way into that city will be through twelve gates named after the twelve tribes of Israel. There is no “Gentile Gate.” So through which gate will you enter the New Jerusalem?
15 December 2012 (2 Tevet 5773) Torah #10 .¥e¦n Miketz “At the end”
Readings: Genesis 41:1-44:17; 1 Kings 17:1-16; Mark 4:1-20 (KJV)
Topic: Miketz “At the end” Be an Overcomer!
Mat 24:35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
Mat 13:49-50 “So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
Rev 2:7 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”
Genesis 41:25-41 (KJV) Joseph gives us a Biblical warning: The coming of the 7 year Tribulation and a prophecy for redemption of Israel. Joseph’s brothers are detained 3 days (Gen. 42:17-18) and Simeon is held in bondage in Egypt. “Simeon” means to hear & obey. Shema O’ Israel… Hear this prophecy! 3 days = 3,000 years (Psalm 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8). For 2 days (2,000 years) the Jewish People have not heard the Gospel of Yeshua Jesus. We are on the morning of the third day, a time when will Simeon be released from blindness to hear and obey? Also prophetic: Joseph reveals himself to his brothers two years into the famine (Gen 45:6-7) For 2 days the Jewish People have been blinded to their Messiah and have not heard the Gospel of Salvation through Yeshua Jesus. Today, we are standing at the morning of that third day.
Hos 6:2 “After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.”
Isaiah 42:18 “Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.”
Matthew 23:37-39 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem ….how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”
Follow the narrow road to become an Overcomer! God’s Immutable WORD needs to be heard by everyone –both Jew & Gentile. Who is the Overcomer?
· Confess (Romans 10:9-10) and believe in Yeshua Jesus ……1 John 5:1-5
· Love God, love brethren, keep commandments
· Live by Faith ….. John 14:15
· Overcome evil ….Romans 12:21
· Resist the devil ...1 John 2:12-14
· Has discernment …..1 John 4:1-6
· Spirit-filled (oil in lamp) …….. 1 John 4:1-6
· Forgives his brother ….. Matthew 18:21-35
· New man with renewed mind … Ephesians 4:22-24, Colossians 3:8-11
· Christ-centered, not self-centered … 1 John 2:15-17
· Now you become Heirs of the Kingdom .Revelation 21:5-8
What is a famine (2 Kings 6:25)? What is a drought? 1 Kings 17:1-16 (KJV)
How long was the drought? (1 Ki 18:1; Luke 4:25; James 5:17)
Elijah’s PROPHETIC Scriptures: As referring to the first 3 1/2 years of the coming 7 year Tribulation (42 months, 1260 days). Prophetic of when the 2 witnesses of Book of Revelations call forth a drought upon the Earth.
Rev 11:3, 6a “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. …. (6a) These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy:
Recall:… “the great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver,” What lies ahead for us?
Mat 24:21-22 “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.”
Understand ye the Kingdom Parables?
Mat 13:10 “And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?”
Mar 4:11-13 “And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?”
Mark 4:3-9 & 4:13-20 (KJV); Matthew 13:36-43 (KJV)
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (KJV) “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world (Satan) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
1 Corinthians 2:9-12 (KJV) “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”
Yeshua Jesus loves us; He cares (Matthew 6:25-34).
Mat 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
John 15:1-12 (KJV)
Mat 7:17 “Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.”
Mat 7:20 “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”
Your light (kavod) reflects who you are and of which kingdom you serve!
Last night of Chanukah:
Mat 5:14, 16 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
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8 October 2012 (24 Kislev 5773) Torah #9 Vayeshev “And he dwelt”
Readings: Genesis 37:1-40:23; Jeremiah 38:1-13; Luke 15:11-32 (KJV)
Topic: Mankind is drawn by an innate drive or his conscious mind, or by the Holy Spirit, to seek a dwelling place with God. Though we are not of this world, we must live in this world. Our Halachah (walk) reflects to who we serve (Rom 6:16). Trials prevail in the days ahead. Jesus prays to keep us from evil (John 17:15). To enter our Heavenly dwelling place, there is only one door, on a narrow path, to find eternal life with our Almighty God, El Shaddai. That is the Gospel path by hope, charity (love) and faith, which comes through the WORD- Yeshua Jesus.
Let’s examine the trials of an outcast! Intro. Genesis 37:17-28 (KJV) Joseph was despised by all his brothers, whom in their heart, they wished him dead. He was “an outcast” amongst them - “the black sheep of the family.” But in God’s eyes he would be the redeemer of his family. Joseph did not know God’s plan, but Joseph remained true to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God gave him dreams and visions, and the gift of dream interpretation. God talked to Joseph. Remember that Joseph was faithful, righteous and long-suffering, before God revealed His Plan for salvation of the Jewish nation. Joseph is a type of Christ – being both the suffering servant (Messiah ben Joseph) and the ruling King (Messiah ben David).
The casting away of a prophet for preaching the TRUTH: Intro. Jeremiah 38:1-13 (KJV) King Zedekiah was surrounded by false prophets telling him that Judea will be freed from the Babylonian siege and that the Egyptians would come to their rescue and prevail over Nebuchadnezzar's armies.
Mat 24:11 “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”
Jeremiah’s prophecy to Zedekiah: Jer 38:17-18 “Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; If thou wilt assuredly go forth unto the king of Babylon's princes, then thy soul shall live, and this city shall not be burned with fire; and thou shalt live, and thine house: But if thou wilt not go forth to the king of Babylon's princes, then shall this city be given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with fire, and thou shalt not escape out of their hand.”
The itchy ears of weak Christians who are not founded in the Scriptures will cause them to seek comfort and take heed to false doctrines and doctrines of demons for the reality of the TRUTH of the Word is bitter to their stomachs (Mat 7:15). Many shall allay their fear by joining the world and become assimilated! Will the voice of the LORD be silenced in this, our day? What will be the great famine of the last days?
Hos 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children”(Amos 8:11).
Paradigm: You can cast yourself out, and become a self-willed, lost soul! Luke 15:11-32 (KJV) A Parable of the Kingdom. Strife amongst brothers.
Isa 11:13 “The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries* *(SH# 6887 --distress, oppression) of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex* Ephraim.” Cut off is SH# 3772 כּרת kârath kaw-rath’ by implication to destroy or consume or specifically to covenant (that is, make an alliance originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces); to cut off a body part.
Covenant brothers are to reunite as one people (Eze 37:16-17). Who is Ephraim?
Of the brothers whom is the firstborn, Judah or Ephraim?
Jer 31:8-9 “Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither. They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.”
Have the Jews fallen from God’s grace?
Rom 11:11 “I say then, Have they (the Jews) stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them (The Jews) to jealousy.”
They are blinded for our sake, as on every page of the Tanach can be found Yeshua Jesus.
2 Co 3:14 “But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.”
When will the brotherhood of the Family of God be completed? - Only when Jew and Gentile become Echad---ONE with the Father thru Abba’s only Begotten Son, Yeshua Jesus (Gal 3:28, Eph 2:14).
The Gentile Church as the “born-again” overcomers, was the last to accept the Gospel message of salvation.
John 1:11-12 “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
Rom 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Remember the first shall be last & the last be first! Therefore, who is first and who is last in the resurrection order - Jew or Gentile Christian? The 70th week of Daniel is reserved for the collective salvation of the Jewish people during the Tribulation time.
Where have we been today?
ü Even though you are cast out of the world don’t loose your faith, hope and love (Joseph).
ü In dire times, the just shall fall into tribulations of the world (Jeremiah).
ü You could be your own worse enemy because of unbelief, stubbornness and rebellion (the prodigal son).
Are we entering apostate days? When do the sands of time run out?
Study to know Yeshua Jesus and the Kingdom of God thru His WORD. Spend private time in the WORD. 2 Ti 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” They shall know us by our Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22-23).
Though the world is becoming darker, our light as “born-again” believers shines brighter.
1 December 2012 (17 Kislev 5773) Torah #8 Vayishlach “And he sent”
Readings: Genesis 32:4 - 36:43; Daniel 4:1-37; Acts 8:1-25 (KJV)
Topic: Who are the Shalach? They are those feet sent by the Lord to do Kingdom work. They are God’s agents for whom He assumes their responsibility. Examples: the Tanach prophets, the Apostles, King David, Moses, Yeshua Jesus, and in today’s reading, Jacob (Israel). Those being sent to do the Lord’s work will be hindered by the Kingdom of Darkness. Use discernment! How is the Lord directing your life? Everyone has an equal opportunity to serve in the Kingdom of the Almighty God. Planet Earth is God’s testing ground for free-willed beings. It is an obstacle course. Our spirit-man is torn between the soul’s fleshly/worldly desires, Satan’s landmines and our Creator’s unconditional love. Yeshua Jesus’ warning for us today is to beware of false doctrine from false teachers, prophets and preachers (Matt. 24). Test all things - Apply the TRUTH of The WORD. Observe in today’s teaching these issues: Can the lost be saved? – and - What is hindering salvation in the Church?
Part #1: Genesis 32:4 - 36:43…Overview: Is Jacob a Shalach in response to God’s voice? (Gen 31:13; Gen 32:9) A Shalach or “sent one” is functioning as an agent of God. Jacob is a part of God’s plan for us.
Jacob camps at River Jabbok (Gen 32-33). He prepares to meet his brother, Esau. Jacob fears Esau’s wrath (Gen 32:7-8). Jacob’s plan is to divide his family into 2 bands, and to appease Esau in humility with gifts. Jacob recalls God’s promise.
Gen 31:3 “And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.”
Jacob, in apprehension, recalls the Bethel vision as he is praying for deliverance from Esau: “And thou saidst, I (The God of Abraham & Isaac) will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude” (Gen 32:12 ). Jacob asks God for help and he recalls His blessings and promises from the LORD. However, Jacob does not have a good “track record.” He is a man of the flesh. How can we best describe Jacob: heel-catcher, supplanter, underminer, deceiver, liar, plotter, conniver, manipulator, contender, a pursuer of plots, schemer, exploiter and a wheeler-dealer. However, Jacob is a “new man” after “meeting God face to face” (Gen. 32:28-30). Israel, “the new man,” is transformed from “the old man” by God. His walk (gait), his halacha, changes. He is now a prevailer, overcomer and Shalach agent of God. Do we wrestle with God and have scars from sins of the flesh of the “old man” which the “new man” must bear? Perfect your walk (Halachah) to project your relationship with Christ.
Jacob meets Esau and all goes well (Gen 33:20). Do you see the faith lesson? It’s a struggle: God with sinners. We in our natural, fleshly self are against God’s Spirit. Is there hope for the lost? Repent and find salvation –all ye that are lost and forsaken!
Intro. Daniel 4:29-37 (KJV) Is there hope for an arrogant/prideful and unjust king? Daniel urged Nebuchadnezzar to repent (Dan 4:27). Note, Nebuchadnezzar is no longer lukewarm calling God, “the God of Shadrack, Meshach and Abed-nego” but “the most High God that liveth forever” and “the King of Heaven” (Gen. 4:34, 37)
Part #2: Finding the lost in a demonized Church. Genesis 33:18- 4:31…Overview. Jacob’s buys land in Canaan at Shechem from Hamor. Jacob’s daughter, Dinah, is raped by Shechem, the son of Hamor. Shechem desires Dinah as his wife. Hamor says let our seeds mingle and be one people. Dinah’s brothers devise the “circumcision” plan. What do you think of Hamor’s demise by the circumcision plan? Would it have been better to have become one people and the Jews have no discrete identity?
Deu 22:11 “Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.” Is mixing of seeds akin to taking idolatry into Christianity?
Acts 8:9-25 (KJV) Peter rebukes Simon the sorcerer for his unrighteous motivation to mix Satan’s power with the power of the Holy Spirit. Remember Satan can masquerade as an angel of light. What is the ploy of these “false angels of light.”
2 Co 11:13-15 “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
Mar 13:22 “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.”
Jer 10:2 “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.”
2 Co 6:14-16 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
What have the Scriptures revealed today? There is a cosmic chess match for the soul of man between the Kingdom of darkness and the Kingdom of light, but God prevails for the righteous.
ü Laban was an obstruction to keep Jacob out of the Promised Land.
ü Esau had vengeance to kill Jacob.
ü At Shechem, Jacob could have been assimilated into pagan idolatry. There would be no Jew today!
ü Use discernment and Biblical Truth to distinguish the false gospel and doctrine accompanying the signs and wonders of Simon the sorcerer. It is coming in our day!
2 Th 2:9 “Even him (the wicked one), whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,”
Today’s Faith Lesson: Father God provides for His Shalach. “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” To Jacob (Gen28:15); to Joshua (Jos 1:5); to King Solomon (1 Kings 8:57); to believers today: (Heb 13:5c ) Jer 33:3 “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
If it looks like an orange and smells like an orange but tastes like a pear –DON’T EAT IT! Have end-time discernment as many false prophets, teachers and pastors are here and more will arise. But—You shall know them by their fruits….ACTS 17:11.
Gal 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:”
Eph 5:9 “(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)”
The Holy Scriptures, The WORD, is a light unto our path (Psa 119:105).
John 17:3 “And this is life eternal,
that they might know thee the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
24 November, 2012 (10 Kislev 5773) Torah Study #7 Vayetze: “And he went out”
Readings; Genesis 28:10 – 32:3; I Chronicles 12:32; Ezekiel 2:1 – 4; Luke 12:54 – 56; John 1:19 – 51
Topic: And he went out with the Word before him.
This week’s Torah portion starts out by Jacob’s flight from his home to escape Esau’s threated murder, his mother Rebekah arranged for Jacob to flee to Haran to stay with her brother Laban until things cooled off. Now unknown to Jacob at the time would be 20 years in the home of Laban, a deceitful rogue, who as we see in the Passover Haggadah, attempted to remove or uproot the Jewish people. Then as God prepared Jacob for his personal exile and coming ordeal, God gave Jacob a vision of Angels and divine promise. God’s promise gave him hope, but Jacob’s faith and efforts earned him his prophecy. Now let’s move from Jacob to Ezekiel. He was a classic Biblical prophet, A prophet on the wall – responsible for accurately hearing and communicating the Word of God to the people, both to warn them of coming judgment and call them to repentance and holiness; He will be held by God to account for his faithfulness in this area (see Ezekiel 3:17-21; see also Ezekiel 33). It was through Ezekiel; God communicated powerful truths, the truth that Jerusalem and Israel are the epicenter of God’s plan and purpose in the End Times. The truth of the rebirth in 1948 of the State of Israel as prophesied in the End Times. The truth of the return in 1967 of the Jewish people and the control of the Temple Mount in the city of Jerusalem in the End Times. The truth of a coming season of security and prosperity for Israel as prophesied in the End Times. The truth of the salvation of the Jewish people in the End Times And the truth of the building not just of a 3rd Temple in the End Times but a 4th Temple, too, from which the Messiah will reign.
Without question, prophecy is central to the Holy Scriptures. Yet very few pastors, priests or ministry leaders are teaching Bible prophecy today.
The Lord Jesus said these words; When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, there will be heat; and it cometh to pass. Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? (Luke 12:54-56 KJV)
Why didn’t the people of Jesus’ day study the prophecies of Scripture and compare them to what was happening right in front of them?
I would argue that now more than ever it is absolutely vital for the Church, for Israel, and for the world to rediscover the power and purpose of Bible prophecy. But the only way this is going to happen is if the men of God begin to rediscover the Word of God and start studying it seriously, and teaching it carefully. We absolutely will not hear from Jesus’ lips, “Well done, My good and faithful servant,” if we ignore, skip, dismiss or outright deny more than one-quarter of the Holy Scriptures.
The End: A Complete Overview of Bible Prophecy and the End of Days notes that:
- 28.5% of the Old Testament are prophetic verses
- 21.5% of the New Testament are prophetic verses
- All told, some 27% of the Bible are prophetic verses
So let us address the topic of: And he went out with the Word before him, but why are not pastors teaching Bible prophecy today?
First, many pastors don’t teach prophecy because they have a lack of belief in the power of God’s Word. Sadly, many pastors today don’t really believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God. The Lord Jesus once protested that the Pharisees were misinterpreting Scripture. He said, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures or the power of God.” (Matthew 22:29)
Second, many pastors don’t teach prophecy because they have a lack of knowledge of and/or sound training in Bible prophecy.
There are many, of course, who do believe that the Bible is the Word of God. However, for a variety of reasons they have never taken the time to study prophecy carefully on their own, and/or weren’t taught it in any detail or depth in Bible College. Thus, they understandably feel unprepared and inadequate to help people unpack the truths of these Scriptures. The Bible is clear that God will bless those who study and teach End Times prophecy, and we should be faithful in doing just that. The Apostle John wrote, Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Revelation 1:3 KJV)
Third, many pastors don’t teach prophecy because they have a fear of being lumped in with “prophecy nuts” and those who peddle sensationalism. For example: Harold Camping’s prediction of the Rapture on May 21, 2011 or 88 Reasons Why Jesus Is Coming In 1988.
Fourth, many pastors don’t teach prophecy because they have a lack of understanding of the times in which we live and the increasingly close return of Christ. Like the Pharisees of old, Jesus is saying to them, “Why do you not analyze this present time?” More than ever, we need pastors who do analyze and understand the times in light of Bible prophecy. Like the sons of Issachar, “men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do.” (I Chronicles 12:32), we need pastors who understand the times and know what the Church should do. Specifically, we need men ready, willing and able to rediscover the purpose and power of Bible prophecy.
How can we help people rediscover the purpose and power of Bible prophecy? I believe the best way is discuss the seven-fold purpose of Bible prophecy.
1. To reveal that the God of Israel is all-mighty, all-seeing, all-knowing God of the universe.
2. To reveal that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and true in all its respects.
3. To require us to study God’s Word diligently and with humility, and to teach God’s Word with humility and great care.
4. To point to the First Coming of the Messiah.
5. To point to the Second Coming of the Messiah.
6. To build up, challenge, encourage and comfort the Church to live holy and fruitful lives in the last days.
7. To warn Israel and the nations to repent and turn to Jesus Christ before it is too late.
Dr. Charlie Dyer, professor at Moody Bible Institute: “God gave prophecy to change our hearts, not to fill our heads with knowledge. God never predicted the future events just to satisfy our curiosity about the future. Every time God announces events that are future, He includes with His predictions practical applications to life. God’s pronouncements about the future carry with them specific advice for the ‘here and now.”
Dr. Randall Price, professor of archaeology and Biblical studies at Liberty University: “What good is it to be able to understand the seven heads in Revelation 13:1 if we don’t use our own head? Of what profit is it to discern the ten toes of Daniel 2:41-44 if we don’t move our own two feet? And what value is it to know about the great mouth that speaks lies (Daniel 7:8, Revelation 13:5), unless we open our mouth and speak the truth? In every generation where prophecy has been properly proclaimed, the results have been a harvest of souls to the glory of God.”
17 November 2012 (3 Kislev 5773) Torah #6 Toldot “Generations”
Readings: Genesis 25:19-28:9; 2 Chronicles 32:1-29; Romans 4:1-17 (KJV)
Topic: Last week we discussed the growing unrighteousness in the world and the lie which would deceive even the elect were it possible. What is Satan greatest deception? - Evolution. What is Satan’s greatest anger and ploy – Israel/anti-Semitism. What is his greatest defeat? – The Cross. Where will his attack be focused in these last days? - The Children of the Promise. How does the fruit of Abraham’s loins affect us today? Are we also children of that Promise? How is our Hebrew birthright in Christ, a Jew of the tribe of Judah, important?
Torah…overview: Esau, Jacob’s twin older brother, sells his birthright for red pottage and Jacob connives Esau’s “The blessing of the Firstborn” from his father. (Gen 25:34, 27:1-40) Why is the Lord’s jaw set against Edom/Esau (Rom 9:13)? Esau had no respect for his birthright; Esau was a profane fornicator; Esau lived in the bitterness of unforgiveness (Heb 12:16-17).
Jacob is sent to seek a bride from Abraham’s family (Gen 28:1-6). Jacob is to take a wife from offspring of uncle Laban. As a Hebrew, he will find his bride amongst the pagans of Padan-aram. Esau marries into Ishmael’s family to please his father. Esau takes Uncle Ishmael’s daughter to be his wife (Gen. 28:8-9). Note, the mixing of Esau’s blood line with the offspring from Ishmael’s kindred. After Sarah's death Abraham marries Keturah and she bare him six sons. Genetics intermingling is getting complex! Remember: Keturah’s children will also play a role as a “thorn in Israel’s side.”
Abraham’s seed be called in Isaac (Gen 21:12; Heb 11:18-19). The Children of the Promise are reckoned from Isaac, not from Ishmael or Keturah's sons. Why are the Midianites on the east side of Jordan (Gen 25:5-6 (KJV)? Jordan is a collection of the ancient enemies of Israel: the sons of Keturah (Midianites); the sons of Lot (Ammonites/Moabites); the sons of Esau (Edomites (Idumaeans); the Muslim Sons of Ishmael; the UN sympathetic to the Arabs created a Jordanian state. Today’s modern day Jordan is a Hashemite kingdom and Israel is surrounded by these same ancient enemies.
Gen 12:3 (God calls Abram) “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be bless” How do the Scriptures repeat this blessing to the generations (toldot) of Abraham (Gen 22:17-18 (God tests Abraham); Gen 18:18 (The LORD at Mamre); Heb 11:11-12 (Sara); Gen 26:2-6 (Isaac); Genesis 27:29 (Blessing given by Isaac to Jacob); Gen 28:12-15 (Jacob’s vision of the ladder into heaven) Gen 32:12 “ (Jacob recalls the vision when praying for deliverance from Esau) Exodus 23:22 (KJV) (The Israelites camping at Mt Sinai after 10 commandments were given. Moses told the Israelites that an Angel of the Lord was to precede them); Numbers 24:9-10 (Israelites coming out of the wilderness. The prophecy of Balaam over tribes of Israel).
Do you see all the nations of the earth being blessed in the Promise and the advantage of blessing Israel and being blessed? Warning! Do not curse Israel.
The northern Kingdom of Israel (Ephraim) was taken into Assyrian captivity in 722 BC. All of Judea was captured except Jerusalem by the Assyrian Sennacherib. 2 Chronicles 32:9-19 (KJV)
Remember: “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee:” The rest of the story! 2 Ch 32:20 “And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.” 2 Kings 19: 32-37 (KJV)
Abraham is blessed and the seed of his loin- Yeshua Jesus - is Father God’s blessing to the world.”
Gal 3:13-16 “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.”
Romans 4:1-17 (KJV) Are we also children of that Promise?
Gal 3:26-29 “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
The seed of the Promise is the One New Man, who is the “born again” believer. – A spirit-filled overcomer mandated to do the Lord’s work.
Did you see America in Prophecy in today’s teaching? We are living in a time, a generation, of which the Bible speaks more about that any other time or to any other generation! Israel is God’s time peace in end-time prophecy.
“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee”
Where does America stand with regards to Israel?
The Holy Scriptures, best preserved in the King James Bible, is absolutely the complete record of everything – past, present and yet future. They are a light unto our path.
Psa 119:105 “NUN b Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
The WORD--- John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
By Fred D. Hofeldt on Nov 9, 2012 | In Truth, Holy Spirit, The Kingdom, Prophecy, Faith, trials/tribulation, Spiritual warfare, Bride, antichrist, Righteousness, Torah 5773 (2012-2013), Torah Study 1-15
10 November 2012 (25 Cheshvan 5773) Torah #5 Chayei Sarah “And Sarah’s life”
Readings: Genesis 23:1-25:18; Judges 4:1-24; Judges 8:30- 9:1-56; Revelation 18:1-24 (KJV)
Topic: How is the serpent brought to his final demise? Satan’s power over sin and death was made null and void by God Himself providing the atoning sacrifice for sin and death. The “seed of the woman” strikes the head of the serpent and defeats sin and death. Hence, now as believers, we are sanctified unto Christ as His bride. Not only is there oneness of the Godhead – the trinity- but also in us, as we achieve oneness with Him. Seek oneness in Christ and not in the Kingdom of darkness (1 Co 6:15-17).
Genesis 23:1-25:18 (KJV)…..Overview: Abram and Sarah were gentiles born amongst pagan worshipers in Ur of the Chaldeans and abode amongst them in Haran Paran. Sarah was Abram’s half-sister! (Gen 20:12) The LORD blessed Abraham (Gen 12:1-3) Sarah was a beautiful attractive woman (Genesis 12:11-20, 20:1-18). She was Abraham’s helpmate as one with him (Gen 2:24; Mat 19:3-9; Mark 10:6-12; Eph 5:31) One flesh is the Hebrew word, echad SH# 259 אחד echad ekh-awd‘). The Hebrew word for a singular one is SH# 376אישׁ ı̂ysh eesh.
Abraham is mentioned as the 1st Hebrew in Scripture (Gen 14:13). Sarah is the mother of the Hebrew nation, as God chose a Hebrew to bring forth the Promised seed, but Sharai was barren for 90 years. (9 in Hebrew numerology is fruit or fruit bearing.) Many barren women in the Bible have fulfilled prophecy pointing to Messiah (Sarai, Rebecca, Rachel, Hannah, Elizabeth). A barren Sarah conceived as God had promised Abraham. Barrenness is Satan’s attack against the “seed of the woman” ( Gen 3:15) The Messiah is to come from the “seed of the woman.” A virgin birth!
Abraham’ family was to become a great nation (Gen 18:18).The gentile nations of the earth – melo Ha goyim - fulfill this prophecy as we are blessed in Yeshua.
Sarah died at an age of 127 years.She was buried in an acquired burial place in the land of Canaan, in a parcel of land purchased from Ephron the Hittite for 400 shekels of silver. This is to become the family burial site in the cave of Machpelah before Mamre. (Genesis 23:1-20). Mamre means seeing, or a vision, fatness (return to vigor, dignified). 400 is 40 X 10. The number 40 alludes to trials and testing also as 400 years was decreed until release of the Hebrews from Egyptian bondage of affliction (Gen 15:13). A 4000 (2000 BC + 2000 AD) year time span is from Abram’s birth in 2000 BC until the 3rd day (Hos 6:2) when the blindness is released off the Jewish people. (40 X 102).
The prophesized “seed of the woman” moves from Sarah to Rebecca as Abraham finds a bride for Isaac, not from the Canaanites, but from his own kind - Nahor’s family (Genesis 22:20-24). The search for bride of Isaac is to be led by an unnamed servant, “eldest servant,” led by the angel of God (Genesis 24:1-67). Here is a clue to a prophecy. He took 10 camels. He went to the well with code words to identify the selected bride. (This account at the well is repeated twice (Gen 24:13-27 and Gen 24: 34- 50). Where is Isaac’s bride found? .. At the well. Note, the Samaritan, gentile woman is told of salvation by the well - “living water” – the Word- Yeshua. Outcome: Gen 24:51 “Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.” Rebekah chose to become Isaac’s bride. After being chosen and willfully accepting the call, she was given “gifts” and likewise her household was blessed. She earnestly desires to see her Bridegroom. After the 3 day trip to mountains of Moriah, Isaac is edited out of the text until he meets his veiled bride riding on 10 camels. (Can you see Yeshua here?) An “unnamed servant” of God (the Holy Spirit) finds Isaac’s bride and prepares her in all things with gifts and blessings upon her family. The bride is fetched and must ride upon God’s Word – the 10 commandments. She is to be a true and faithful, set-apart, veiled bride on a rough camel ride. She greets her bridegroom in faith with their joining in marriage to become echad.
Other women in the Bible are chosen to be in the service of the LORD. Who is Deborah (Judges 4:1-6)?
Judges 4:7-16 (KJV). What is the double meaning of Jdg 4:9b “for the LORD shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman?” The enemy is defeated by a woman! Deborah. The second meaning : Judges 4:16-24 (KJV). A head wound to the adversary by a woman. Judges 8:30-33; 9:4b-5, 9:50-56 (KJV) A head wound to the adversary by a millstone thrown by a woman .
Yet, future, in the end times, the adversary shall receive another deadly head wound. The beast rising up out of the sea (Rev 13:1-9) receives a deadly head wound (Rev 13:3, Rev 13:11-12). Is there a role for the woman (the Bride) in defeating the kingdom of antichrist?
Deception with lying signs and wonders are ahead of us. Let no man deceive you. (Matthew 24:1-26). The wicked one is coming, the son of perdition - “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Th 2:7-12 ). Apostate time lies ahead for the Church with “a falling away” of the faith of many as an ecumenical religion finds roots with all roads leading to heaven. The Pope welcomes aliens! There is a rebirth of “Mystery Babylon” -the harlot of all religions. “Mystery Babylon” is a geo-political-religious system, devised as the ONE WORLD RELIGION. She is the resurrected religion of Babel (Nimrod) uniting with the ecumenical “Church” and New Age Spiritualism. It is a time when occult ideology prevails.
Abba Father has judged unrighteous in the past (Jer 7:31, Jer. 16:9, 25:10, 33:11, Jer 16:10-11) Remember : 1 Th 5:5 “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.” Ye are the Bride (Rev 19:7-9).
Revelation 19:11-21 (KJV) Desolation prevails as the sins of the world have reached into the Heavens such as it was “in the days of Noah.” The Lord returns with His armies of heaven (Deu 33:2, Jude 1:14-15). Father God has a Plan. Yeshua rescues earth from the diabolical rule of Antichrist as he returns with the armies of Heaven- His saints (Rev. 19:15) and His angels (Mat 16:27; 24:30) in the battle of Armageddon. His righteous saints are in white linen being His bride of the Priesthood of Melchizedek. They shall deliver the head wound to the Empire of Antichrist as His kingdom shall be as chaff -dust - in the wind (Dan 2:35) The Savior with His Bride shall restore righteousness and deliver defeat to the kingdom of darkness as a fatal head wound to the Empires that have oppressed the chosen/called-out people of God. A stone, hewn without hands, shall destroy the kingdoms of the adversary and Messiah’s millennial kingdom shall be established forever (Daniel 2:45, Dan 2:44)
We, the Bride, will be presented to the Father