• Eddie Rogers, Minister

Truth — 06/26/2021


CHAPTER 5

THE CAST OF CHARACTERS BIBLICAL GENTILES


NOTE: This chapter was extracted from the book “The Mystery of THE GENTILES” by Evangelist Ted R. Weiland.


It would not be much of a mystery if the gentiles in the Bible were simply non-Israelites to whom Yahshua granted salvation through His propitiating sacrifice. But it would be intriguing if some of these gentiles fulfilled Bible prophecies that were intended for Israelites. What if these gentiles were somehow racially related to the Israelites of biblical antiquity, and the redemption and remarriage that Yahweh promised to the divorced and dispersed Israelites actually applied to certain gentiles in the New Testament? Could some of the gentiles actually be other than whom they are commonly considered to be? These possibilities present a much more perplexing puzzle than simply that salvation was granted to non-Israelites.


To correctly answer the foregoing questions, a person must become familiar with two words, one Hebrew and one Greek. In the Old Testament, the English word “gentiles” is translated from the Hebrew words “לגוי” (goy — singular) and “גוים” (goyim — plural). Their New Testament Greek counterparts are “έθνος” (ethnos — singular) and “έθνη” (ethne — plural). Many Christians erroneously believe that gentiles, goyim and ethne refer exclusively to non-Jews or non-Israelites.


In the King James Old Testament, the Hebrew words goyand goyimare translated nation(s) 373 times, heathen(s) 142 times, gentiles 30 times, people(s) 11 times, and another 1 time. Not once is goy or goyim translated non-Jew or non-Israelite.


In the King James New Testament, the Greek words ethnosand ethneare translated gentiles 93 times, nation(s) 64 times, heathen(s) 5 times, people(s) 2 times and Greek 1 time. Not once is ethnos or ethne translated non-Jew or non-Israelite.


Because most people think that the Jews in the Bible represent all twelve tribes of Israel, they inevitably jump to the unwarranted conclusion that the term “gentiles,” especially when used in contrast with the term “Jews,” refers exclusively to non-Israelites. The following quotations represent this thinking:


Gentiles ... All nations of the world other than the Jews....[1]

The Heb. goyim signified the nations, the surrounding nations, foreigners as opposed to Israel.[2]

Heb. Goi, “the nations” (or “heathen,” derived from the Gr. ethne), as opposed to Israel (Neh. v. 8).[3]


[1] “Gentiles,” The Westminster Dictionary of the Bible (Philadelphia, PA: The Westminster Press, 1944) p. 199. [2] “Gentile,” The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1966) p. 465. [3] “Gentiles,” Fausset’s Bible Dictionary (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1963) p. 316.


Gentiles: all the peoples of the world who are non-Jews. In the New Testament, a Gentile designates any lost member of the human race who is not a Jew.[4]


[4] Tim LaHaye, Rapture under Attack: Will You Escape the Tribulation? (Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, 1998) p. 233.


NOT ONCE IS GOY OR GOYIM TRANSLATED NON-JEW OR NON-ISRAELITE.

The word translated as “GENTILES” is often translated as “NATIONS.” It is the word “ETHNOS” from which we derive “ETHNIC.” All people who are not JEWS are GENTILES regardless of their ethnic origin.[5]


[5] Randy Shupe, “God’s Dispensational Truth,” The Prophetic Word (Arvada, CO: Apostolic Missions, Inc., 1997) January, p. 3.


In the New Testament, the word for “Gentiles” (Greek ethnos) is also translated “nations” and “heathen.” The corresponding Hebrew word in the Old Testament is goi. That is, all nations outside God’s covenant people of Israel, were called “Gentiles,” or “heathen,” or simply the “nations.”[6]


[6] Henry Morris, Ph.D., “Heathen Darkness,” Days of Praise (Santee, CA: Institute for Creation Research).


The term “Gentiles” in the New Testament always refers to people and nations outside of and apart from all the twelve tribes of Israel….It can be said positively that IN NO CASE IN THE BIBLE, either in the Old Testament or in the New, DOES THE WORD “GENTILE” REFER OR APPLY TO ANY PART OF ISRAEL.[7]


[7] Anton Darms, The Delusion of British-Israelism: A Comprehensive Treatise (New York, NY: Loizeaux Brothers, Bible Truth Press, 1940) pp. 72-73.


The words “gentiles,” goyand ethnosare not the exclusionary terms that these authors have attempted to make them. For example, try replacing the word “nations” translated from goyim, with the word “non-Israelites” in Genesis 25:23 where Rebekah was informed about her twin boys, Jacob and Esau:


And Yahweh said unto her, Two non-Israelites are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.


Try the same in Genesis 48:19 where Jacob blesses Joseph’s second son Ephraim:


..he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of non-Israelites.


Try replacing the word “nation” with “non-Israelite” in Jeremiah 31:35-36 where Yahweh promised both houses of Israel that He would never forsake them as long as the sun rules by day and the moon by night:


Thus saith Yahweh, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; Yahweh of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith Yahweh, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a non-Israelite before me for ever.


The three preceding examples demonstrate that the definition and application of the Hebrew word goyimis not as narrow as some people would make it.


The same is true for its Greek counterpart ethne.” If modern Christianity’s definition for ethnos is correct, John 18:35 would have to be translated as follows:


Pilate answered, Am I a Judahite? Thine own non-Israelites and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?


Ethnos and ethne have a much broader use in the New Testament than is commonly understood. Consider the following four examples.


The first employs the word “gentiles” (ethne) in reference to non-Israelites, specifically Canaanites:


Our [Israelite] fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen. Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus [the Old Testament Joshua] into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave [to push, to expel] out before the face of our fathers.... Acts 7:44-45


The second example uses the word “nations” (ethne) in reference to a multi-ethnic multitude of people, non-Israelite and Israelite alike:


And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation. Acts 17:26


The third example employs the word “nation” (ethnos) in reference to Judahites, descendants of the house of Judah, the two southern tribes of Israel:


And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Judahites. Acts 10:22


The fourth example uses the word “gentiles” (ethne) in reference to Israelites, the descendants of the house of Israel, the ten northern tribes of Israel:


And that he [Yahweh] might make known the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, even us, whom he hath called, not of the Judahites only, but also of the Gentiles? Romans 9:23-24


We will return to this last passage in chapter 6 because some people may question this interpretation and also because it provides important clues for solving the mystery.


Even without accepting the application for ethne in Romans 9:23-24, it should be apparent from the other three passages, as well as many others, that there is a much broader use of the Greek words ethnosand ethnethan what is usually taught. Lexicographers also provide the broader application. Consider the following definitions for the Greek word ethnos:


.1. a multitude (whether of men or of beasts) associated or living together; a company, troop, swarm.... 2. a multitude of individuals of the same nature or genus ... Acts 17:26.... 3. Race, nation: Mt. 21:43; Acts 10:35, etc. ... of the Jewish people, Lk. 22:25; used (in the sing.) of the Jewish people, Lk. 7:5; 23:2.... 4. ... in the O.T., foreign nations not worshipping the true God, pagans, Gentiles ... Mt. 4:15 and very often; in plain contradistinction to the Jews: Ro. 3:29.... 5. Paul uses ... τἃ ἔθνη even of Gentile Christians: Ro. 11:13; 15:27….[8]


[8] Joseph Henry Thayer, “Ovoç,” The New Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1979) p. 168.


There are 64 passages in the NT where we have ἔθνος or ἔθνη without any special sense or characteristics.... About 60 refer to a people or peoples in the general sense, and of these the following have in view the Jewish people: Lk. 7:5; 23:2; Jn. 11:48, 50, 51, 52; 18:35; Ac. 10:22; 24:2, 10, 17; 26:4; 28:19; 1 Pt. 2:9. That the Jewish people is meant in the same sense as others, with no particular distinction, may be seen from the various contexts.... That the expression ἔθνη refers to all nations may be seen from the addition of πάντα [all] in Mt. 24:9, 14; 25:32; 28:19; Mk. 11:17; 13:10; Lk. 21:24; 24:47; Ro. 15:11; Gl. 3:8.[9]


[9] Karl Ludwig Schmidt, “Ovoç,” Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Gerhard Kittel, editor (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1964) Volume II, p. 369.


THE WORD ETHNOS SOMETIMES DESCRIBES BOTH JUDAHITES AND ISRAELITES.

In the foregoing quotation from the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, some of the passages that are applied to “the Jewish people” are inclusive of all twelve tribes, indicating that the word ethnossometimes describes both Judahites and Israelites.


It is no different in the Old Testament. Goy,the Hebrew equivalent of the Greek word ethnos,is used in identical fashion. Consider the following definition for goyfrom The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon:


.1. Nation, people ... a. specif. of descendants of Abraham ... Gn. 12:2... 17:6...definitely of Israel Ex. 19:6...33:13...Dt. 4:6...of Israel and Judah as two nations Ez. 35:10.... c. usually of non-Heb. peoples Ex. 9:24, 34:10 ... esp. of these peoples as heathen: idolatrous Lv. 18:24, 28.[10]


[10] Francis Brown, S.R. Driver, Charles A. Briggs, William Gesenius, “7,” The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1979) p. 156.


The Old Testament does not use goy exclusively for non-Hebrew peoples. In fact, this lexicon begins by correctly defining the word generically as any nation or people. It then includes three definitions that many Christians completely ignore: goy can refer “specif. of descendants of Abraham,” “definitely of Israel” and “of Israel and Judah as two nations.”


Precisely opposite of popular teaching, the Bible provides examples of non-Israelite nations identifying Israelites as goy and goyim:


Behold I have taught you [the nation of Israel] statutes and judgments.... Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the [non-Israelite] nations [goyim], which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great [Israelite] nation [goy] is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as Yahweh our God is in all things that we call upon him for. Deuteronomy 4:5-7


thou [Mount Seir representing the Edomites] hast said, These two nations [two goyim, the houses of Israel and Judah] ... shall be mine, and we will possess it.... Ezekiel 35:10


The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia and The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary correctly define goy:


GOY CAN REFER “SPECIF. OF DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM,” “DEFINITELY OF ISRAELANDOF ISRAEL AND JUDAH AS TWO NATIONS.

...Goy (or Goi) is rendered “Gentiles” in the AV [Authorized Version] in some 30 passages, but much more frequently “heathen,” and oftener still, “nation,” ... it, is commonly used for a non-Israelitish people, and thus corresponds to the meaning of “Gentiles.” It occurs, however, in passages referring to the Israelites, as in Gen. 12:2; Deut. 32:28; Josh. 3:17; 4:1; 10:13; 2 Sam. 7:23; Isa. 1:4; Zeph. 2:9...[11]


[11] “Gentiles,” The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdman’s Publishing Co. 1939) Volume II, p. 1215.


Sometimes goy refers to Israel (Gen. 12:2; Deut. 32:28; Josh. 3:17; 4:1; 10:13; II Sam.7:23; Isa. 1:4; Zeph. 2:9...)....[12]


[12] “Gentiles,” The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1967) p. 307.


Nelson’s New illustrated Bible Dictionary points out that the word “gentiles” is “a term used by [contemporary] Jewish people to refer to foreigners or any other people who were not a part of the Jewish race.”[13] In other words, the idea that the term “gentiles” exclusively represents non-Jews is simply a Jewish tradition adopted by modern Christianity. While this is true for many of today’s Jews and Christians, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia and The Jewish Encyclopedia admit that in the Bible goy simply meant nation(s), and that it was used for both non-Israelites and Israelites alike:


[13] “Gentiles,” Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995) p. 487.


The Hebrew word goy (plural goyim) means “nation.” In Biblical usage it is applied also to Israel: “Ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation” (goy kadosh; Ex. 19:6).[14]


[14] “Gentiles,” The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (New York, NY: The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Inc., 1941) Volume 4, p. 533.


In the Hebrew of the Bible goi and its plural goyyim originally meant nation,” and were applied both to Israelites and to non-Israelites (Gen. xii. 2, xvii. 20; Ex. xiii. 3, xxxii. 10; Deut. iv. 7; viii. 9, 14; Num. xiv. 12; Isa. i. 4, ix. 22; Jer. vii. 28).[15]


[15] “Gentile,” The Jewish Encyclopedia (New York, NY: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1905) Volume V, p. 615.


The Jewish Encyclopedia admits that the Hebrew word goyim,and its English equivalent “gentiles,” changed over time and took on “the sense of ‘non-Jew.’ ”[16] Nevertheless, in the Bible, goy means any nation, be it non-Israelite, Israelite or Judahite.


[16] “Mm (p1. Minim),” The Jewish Encyclopedia (New York, NY: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1905) Volume VIII, p. 594.


The Hebrew word goy,like the Greek word ethnos,is simply a generic word meaning nation(s) or people(s). The most cogent definition for both words is “a multitude of individuals from the same nature or genus.”[17] Nations is the best translation of goyand ethnos.” Both words should have been translated in this manner throughout the Old and New Testaments, permitting the context of each passage to determine which nation(s) were being referred to. Had they been consistently translated nation(s), much of today’s confusion concerning the gentiles would have never occurred. The translators’ inconsistency in their renditions of goyand ethnoshas contributed to flawed theology concerning these words and their biblical, eschatological and contemporary applications.


[17] Joseph Henry Thayer, “iOvoç,” The New Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1979) p. 168.


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MANNA …. that talks

June 25, 2021

Exodus 16 Luke 9

Exodus 16:2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel

murmured against [2 persons] Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: ….

Exodus 16:4 Then said [envolving 2 persons] YeHoVaH unto Moses, Behold,

I will rain bread from Heaven for you;

and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day,

that I may prove them,

whether they will walk in MY Law [H8451 TORAH], or no.

FLASH AHEAD:

Luke 9:14 For they were about five thousand men. And HE [Yeshua]

said to HIS Disciples,

Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

[by fifties in a company” is military ORGANIZED ORDER.

When soldiers “fall inFORMATION, they often form

4 rows of 12 with (2 persons) two drill Sergeants (a total of 50).

Moses was trained in the best academy of Egypt to be

a military leader EXTRAORDINAIRE

and YESHUA IS even more SUPERB!!

and at YESHUA’s COMMAND]

Luke 9:15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.

Luke 9:16 Then HE took the five loaves and the two fishes,

and looking up to Heaven,

HE blessed them, and brake,

and gave to the Disciples to set before the multitude.

The echo is still reverberating:

Exodus 16:19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.

Exodus 16:20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses;

but some of them left of it until the morning,

and it bred worms, and stank:

and Moses was wroth with them.

FLASH AHEAD:

Luke 9:17 And they did eat, and were all filled:

and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.

[that it not breed worms nor stink??

It appears to be an INSTANT REPLAY to me :o)))]

Yeshua is our BREAD from Heaven, born in Bethlehem, more specifically, in Hebrew, Beit Lechem which means House of Bread. Exodus 16:14 tells us:

Exodus 16:14 And when the dew that lay was gone up,

behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing [?],

as small as the hoar frost on the ground.

[What, pray tell, is “hoar frost”?]

hoar frost

H3713

כּפור

kephôr

kef-ore'

From H3722; properly a cover, that is, (by implication) a tankard (or covered goblet); also white frost (as covering the ground): - bason, hoar (-y) frost.

H3722

כּפר

kâphar

kaw-far'

A primitive root; to cover (specifically with bitumen); figuratively to expiate or condone, to placate or cancel: - appease, make (an) atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify, pardon, to pitch, purge (away), put off, (make) reconcile (-liation).

bi·tu·men

noun

noun: bitumen

a black viscous mixture of hydrocarbons obtained naturally or as a residue from petroleum distillation. It is used for road surfacing and roofing.

[is not YESHUA our WAY, upon which we should walk?

and is not YESHUA our covering?

hoar frost… very interesting! INDEED!!!]

MANNA = small round thing [?] MANNA means:

Exodus 16:15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another,

It is manna: for they wist [knew] not what it was.

And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which YeHoVaH hath given you to eat.

Israel and ALL who sojourned with them, were to REMEMBER this BREAD, and how it sustained them (us):

Exodus 16:33 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot,

and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before YeHoVaH,

to be kept for your generations.

Exodus 16:34 As YeHoVaH commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

As that pot of MANNA was a constant reminder, Tim Mahoney asks, as the punchline of his marvelous movie,

Patterns of Evidence THE MOSES CONTROVERSY,”

“I continue to wonder,

was the alphabet’s arrival at this time in HIStory

[at the time of Joseph and Moses]

just a coincidence

or was it a GIFT necessary

TO RETAIN

the knowledge of GOD?”

MANNA = what is it?

YESHUA, our Bread from Heaven; but, WHO IS HE??

The more I learn about Moses

the more I understand our MESSIAH YESHUA

As the sun sets on this sixth day, in the WORDs of Moses:

Exodus 16:26 Six days ye shall gather it [MANNA];

but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none.

WHY?

Because on Friday (today :o))) we are getting a DOUBLE PORTION

that will NOT be wormy or stink tomorrow :o)))

AND:

Luke 13:6-10 HE spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it [as fertilizer hits the ventilator?!]: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. [!] And HE [YESHUA, our BREAD our COMMANDER!] was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.

Shabbat shalom

YeHoVaH IS adding HIS blessing to the reading of HIS entire Holy Bible. AMEN!

Rog


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The FIRST Gentile EVANGELIST

June 24, 2021

Exodus 14 & 15 Luke 8

Most of us have heard about the man who was filled with demons who lived in a cemetery, on the non-Israel Jordan side of the Sea of Galilee (Galilee means “circle of the HeathenG1056), and how this demon filled man was naked, cut himself, and had supernatural power enough to break handcuffs and escape apprehension. Yeshua and his followers sailed from the Israeli side of the sea to the Jordan side and when they disembarked the vessel, they were met by this ferocious man. As we read this account, let’s BE THERE:

Luke 8:26-39 And they [Yeshua and HIS Followers] arrived at the country of the Gadarenes [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umm_Qais], which is over against Galilee. And when HE went forth to land, there met HIM out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. When he saw Yeshua, he cried out, and fell down before HIM, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Yeshua, thou Son of God Most High? I beseech THEE, torment me not. (For HE had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) And Yeshua asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. And they besought HIM that HE would not command them to go out into the deep. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought HIM that HE would suffer them to enter into them. And HE suffered them. Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked. When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country. Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Yeshua, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Yeshua, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed. Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought HIM to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and HE went up into the ship, and returned back again. Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought HIM that he might be with HIM: but Yeshua sent him away, saying, Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Yeshua had done unto him.

This RESTORED man was obedient. “he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Yeshua had done unto him.” Verses 34-36 tell us:

Luke 8:34 When they that fed them [the hogs] saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it [the total destruction of that hog industry, a very subtle message to us Gentiles regarding pork; and yet, the people squealed] in the city and in the country.

Luke 8:35 Then they [all the pig-eaters] went out to see what was done; and came to Yeshua [see *Exodus 14:13 & **Exodus 15:2], and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Yesh-oo’-aw [H3444 our SALVATION], clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

Luke 8:36 They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.

Luke 8:37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought HIM to depart from them; ….

Today Christians, who love to eat swine, would rather Yesh-oo’-aw our SALVATION

to DEPART rather than to be HEALED! BIG BUCKS were drowned in the sea and the people were CHAPPED! Don’t you know, that when the healed man OBEYED Yesh-oo’-aw and returned to his house and showed what great things Yesh-oo’-aw had done, the entire city oppressed him???!!! To this day, the Gentiles HATE The WAY, The TRUTH, and The LIFE of Yesh-oo’-aw (The WORD/TORAH made flesh per John 1:14) which is revealed to us by Moses in Exodus:

* Exodus 14:13 And Moses said unto the people [including me, and I hope you], Fear ye not, stand still, and see the Salvation [H3444 Yesh-oo’-aw] of YeHoVaH, which HE will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians [and oppressive deep state governments of today] whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

** Exodus 15:2 YAH is my strength and song, and HE is become my Salvation [H3444 Yesh-oo’-aw]: HE is my ALE, and I will prepare HIM an habitation [in my heart, where all my torment has been transferred to the swine flesh, which has been choked in the sea by Yeshua who IS]; my Father's ELohim, and I will exalt HIM. [Just try choking the hog production of Smithfield Foods today! WWJD?:]

Smithfield Foods

The largest pork producer in the U.S. is Smithfield Foods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WH Group of China, formerly known as the Shuanghui Group. Based out of Smithfield, Virginia, Smithfield Foods has 55,000 employees, 40,000 in the U.S. and 15,000 in Europe. In 2019, Smithfield Foods generated $16 billion in sales. Jan 29, 2021

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=world%27s+largest+swine+producer

Yesh-oo’-aw is The WORD/TORAH made flesh (John 1:14, and GOD’s WORD never changes), Who casts out demons, in each land of pig-eaters and where they HATE the few who have been instructed AND WHO OBEY our MESSIAH”s Instructions for LIFE and who “Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee.” [are we Evangelists or are we evangelical free (without!)?]

YeHoVaH IS adding HIS blessing to the reading of HIS entire Holy Bible. AMEN!

Rog


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DOUBLE HEADER

June 22, 2021

Exodus 10 Luke 5

Exodus 11 Luke 6

Shalom Brothers and Sisters in YESHUA,

Some of you breath the breath of LIFE and I hear you. Some encourage me, some correct me, and all who communicate inspire me. For this I am most grateful and I want to say THANK YOU! For the most part, no hint of LIFE — only DEAD silence and I wonder …. has religion become a bunch of bench-warmers who never really play the game to WIN? We’ve all heard the analogy of the football game were there are 11 players in desperate need of rest while 11 THOUSAND fans are in desperate need of exercise. And I Selah — Muse … (Thanks, Stu, for your eagerness to visit about things of ETERNAL VALUE. For the few who hava clue, who love our GOD enough to make a JOYFUL NOISE — Thank you ALL !!!) Your voices will resonate into the annals of ETERNITY!!!

Yesterday, I wrote a few thoughts about the essence of being BORN AGAIN. I decided to not send it out; but, last night I had a dream: After 11 years of retirement, I was called back to work. I showed up at the depot with no clue what to do — I didn’t even have a key to my locker. I asked a few non-concerned train masters where I could find a pair of bolt cutters, but nada. In the register room, I did not know where to get my Track Bulletins & General Orders for the trip, while my train was approaching & nigh unto the depot. Meanwhile, it was great fun shootin’ the BULL with old cronies — until it was time to board my train and DEPART — and I still didn’t hava clue. I awoke frightened because most folks don’t even know where to find a “REVERSER” (virtually the KEY for operating a locomotive — Stu knows what I’m talkin’ ‘bout and those who don’t are welcome to ask) ! Reverser”? That’s what REPENTANCE (1) is ALL ABOUT!!! when we spin on our heel (reverse our direction, to go back to where we came from) and RECONCILE (2) with the ALL MIGHTY Whom we spit on — only then are we able to RETURN (3) to HIM. As they say on the railroad, it’s real easy to “PULL-THE-PIN” and the temptation is overwhelming, at times; however, 11 of us are called to endure to the end. On that note, let’s lOOk ALIVE!

BORN AGAIN

In The OLD Testament

June 21, 2021

Exodus 10 Luke 5

(Disclaimer: I will be using the vernacular of my KJV

which is quite the same as the ASV, BBE, DRB, ESV, JPS, LITV, MKJV, RV;

but, is not exactly the vernacular as the NIV, NASB, NLT, Et. al.)

It would be best to read this in the original HEBREW; however,

since I have yet to learn HEBREW to that extent, as is the case with most folks I know,

English is our text; and, as a preface for these thoughts, Paul said:

1 Corinthians 15:44 it is sown a natural body;

it is raised a spiritual body.

If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

1 Corinthians 15:46 Howbeit that is not first which is spiritual,

but that which is natural;

then that which is spiritual.

OK, so like, with that being said, here’s what the KJV says:

Exodus 10:1 And YeHoVaH said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these MY signs in the midst of them:

Exodus 10:2 and that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s son, what things I have wrought upon Egypt, and MY signs which I have done among them; that ye may know that I am YeHoVaH.

“Go in unto Pharaoh…” is a very pointed Command (pointed meaning: being to the point : pertinent). We read, “in unto,” for what it means in:

Genesis 16:2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, YeHoVaH hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; …

Genesis 16:4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: …

Genesis 29:21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

Enough! The list of references explaining “in unto” is very extensive; and on that basis, let’s delve into the natural and the Spiritual. We have every indication that Moses was a very righteous heterosexual man-of-GOD. When YHVH sent Moses “in unto” Pharaoh, it is safe for us to understand that a physical visit was for the SPIRITUAL conception of a “BORN AGAINLIFE. Let’s read it again:

Exodus 10:1 And YeHoVaH said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs in the midst of them:

Exodus 10:2 and that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s son, what things I have wrought upon Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know that I am YeHoVaH.

The “seed” of The Gospel TRUTH was planted RIGHT THERE!

In Genesis chapter 10, we do not yet have all the “Mosaic Law,” yet:

Exodus 10:9 And Moses said, We will go with our young [see verse 2, about telling the generations to come of this IMPORTANCE] and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto YHVH [Who never changes!].

How do we know? Listen to the e-c-h-o of Apostle Paul, as it reverberates thru the ages:

Acts 18:21 But [Apostle Paul] bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this Feast that cometh in Jerusalem: ....

The Exodus account is the BIRTHING of a NATION and Yeshua IS telling us:

Luke 5:13 And HE Yeshua put forth HIS hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

Luke 5:14 And HE Yeshua charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them [them” being the religious leaders who had forgotten the teachings of Moses in Exodus 10:2!!].

Not only has much of churchianity FORGOTTEN the teachings of Moses, all too MANY are teaching that it was done away with! What’s all this “go in unto” all about? The theme of the ENTIRE Holy Bible (in the words of the late Brad Scott) is about a house (the very first letter of the ENTIRE Holy Bible) Beit, as Beit Lechem (Bethlehem) house of bread; hence beit, a house, is the first letter of Bereshith = IN THE BEGINNING, https://www.hebrew4christians.com/Glossary/Word_of_the_Week/Archived/Bayit/bayit.html

and the progression continues with agriculture = all the plants and animals, AND finally — A FAMILY!!! Why, pray tell, did Yeshua give us the parable about new wine and old bottles — and then say:

Luke 5:39 No man [that is worth his SALT] also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new [or, at least, he should NOT!]: for he saith, The old is better [and rightfully so. Why? “Come now let us reason together:].

Our Messiah came, the first time to RECONCILE HIS FATHER’s Wife with HIS FATHER. Yeshua did NOT come to lose HIS “birthright” by taking HIS FATHER’s Wife as did Reuben:

Genesis 35:22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine: …

And here’s the ramification, when Jacob/Israel blessed his sons — Jacob said:

Genesis 49:3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

Genesis 49:4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

YESHUA would NEVER do that to HIS FATHER! FYI: Absalom did the same thing!

That’s a NO! NO!! Yeshua did not drink the marriage covenant cup with HIS Israeli Brothers (in Matthew 26:29 & Luke 22:18) BECAUSE HE was NOT proposing to Israel! HE was RECONCILING HIS Mother/Israel with HIS FATHER/YHVH, for their MARRIAGE RENEWAL! The “NEW WINE” is the marriage proposal of The SON with HIS Bride, which are all the other nations who are being proposed to for our entry into The FAMILY of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — while hanging onto the tzitzit of a JEW — YESHUA!!! As we become “IN-LAWS” with ISRAEL — HalleluYAH!!!

The marriage preparation is “a labor of LOVE.” As Mariam was “betrothed” to Yoseph, being a virgin, that’s how us non-Israelis are to be for YESHUA — chaste, pure and clean according to the teaching of Moses; AND, Israel, as non-Israelis, MUST repent in order to RENEW Her vows at The Marriage Supper of The LAMB!! She prefers the OLD WINE because She is already married to The FATHER and their HOUSE is already built; while YESHUA IS telling us:

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in ELohim, believe also in ME.

John 14:2 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.

John 14:3 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.

John 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and The WAY ye know.

John 14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

John 14:6 Yeshua saith unto him, I am The WAY, The TRUTH [TORAH, according to Psalm 119:142], and The LIFE [even The seed of Aleph Tav in Genesis 1:1 and Revelation 1:8 — the Beginning and the End]: no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME.

John 14:7 If ye had known ME, ye should have known MY Father also: and from henceforth ye know HIM, and have seen HIM.

Even though Isaac took Rebekah into his mother’s tent, Isaac NEVER went “in unto” Sarah his mother. Likewise, even though Yeshua is going to take us, HIS Bride, to HIS FATHER’s HOUSE, wherein are “many mansions,” YESHUA will NEVER go “in unto,” Israel HIS Mother.

Moses went “in unto,” Pharaoh with the SpiritualSEED” of ALEPH – TAV but Pharaoh did not conceive to bear fruit and died the SECOND DEATH<