• Eddie Rogers, Minister

Truth — 10/16/2021


Odeh Adonai (Psalm 9)


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Teaching on 2 John


Date: It is thought that this letter was written from Ephesus around 90 C.E. (Common Era).


Author: According to early church tradition, this letter was written by the Apostle John. Yet the author of 2 John does not refer to himself as an Apostle but rather as “the Elder.” The term “Elder” was used by both Jews as well as Natzerines (believers in Messiah Yeshua) for venerating religious teachers and they could have been used of John later in his life (see 1 Peter 5:1). Some scholars support that the elder John who wrote this letter may have been a disciple of the Apostle John (see 1 John 1:1).


Theme: The theme of this letter contains (1) the walk of the believer (2) deceivers (3) warnings regarding how they deceive.


SALUTATION

2 John 1:1-21 The elder, to a chosen Kuria (a well-respected lady—most honorable) and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth, 2because of the TRUTH which stays in us (IF we are obedient to doing what His Word teaches us to do from His Torah/Law) and shall be with us forever: (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis added]


COMMENTARY: We all remember in John 18:38 where “Pilate said to Him (Yeshua), ‘What is truth?” Many times, we all have our own “idea” of what “truth” really is. The Scriptures, in fact, defines the term “truth” if we search for it. I would like to present the following definition based on Avi Ben Mordechai’s book “Messiah—Understanding His Life and Teachings in Hebraic Context-Volume 1.” (https://www.cominghome.co.il/) Please note that this book is no longer in print.


TRUTH

Not only is the Law (the Torah) a source of light but it is also the L-rd’s embodiment of truth. All which is true, right, good, holy, and pure in this world is measured by the greatest truth that G-d has displayed: Torah. Again, in our Tanakh [Old Testament] dictionary we find this sampling of the biblical definition of truth: [Emphasis added]


Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Thy law [Torah] is truth. (Mizmor [Psalm] 119:142, KJV) [Emphasis added]


Thy law[Torah] of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity [unrighteousness] was not found in his lips: He walked with Me in peace and equity [straightness], and did turn many away from iniquity [lawlessness--crookedness]. (Malachi 2:6, KJV) [Emphasis added]


Again, in Hebrew, the word “law” used in these passages is Torah:


(HaMelech [the king] David said to Shlomo [Solomon]) …keep the charge of the Lord your God, to walk [do] in His ways, to keep [obey] His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies, according to what is written in the law [Torah] of Moses, that you may succeed in all that you do and wherever you turn, so that the Lord may carry out His promise which He spoke concerning me, saying, IF your sons are careful of their way, to walk before Me (Yahweh) in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.” (Melechim Aleph [1 Kings] 2:3-4, KJV) [Emphasis added]


SIDE NOTE: Where will you find (1) His Statutes (2) His Commandments (3) His Ordinances and (4) His Testimonies? You will find all of them in the Torah.


And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I wait for Thine ordinances. So I will keep Thy law [Torah] continually, forever and ever. (Mizmor [Psalm] 119:43-44, KJV) [Emphasis added]


I will bow down toward Thy Holy Temple, and give thanks to Thy Name [and not His various titles] for Thy lovingkindness and Thy truth; for Thou hast magnified Thy word according to all Thy Name. (Mizmor [Psalm] 138:2, KJV) [Emphasis added]


Thou art near, O Lord, and all Thy commandments are truth. (Mizmor [Psalm] 119:151, KJV) [Emphasis added]


Established on the everlasting premise that the Moasic Torah of the L-rd is truth, HaMashiach [the Messiah] Y’shua [Jesus] prayed to His Father on behalf of His “students:” [Emphasis added]


Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth. (Yochanan [John] 17:17, KJV) [Emphasis added]


If the Father answered Y’shua’s [Jesus’] request, and I believe He did, then it means we who choose to receive Y’shua as HaMachiach [the Messiah] will also receive the Torah which in turn sanctifies us and sets us apart in the world. And what is the Torah? It is the Word. And what is theWord?It is truth. And what is Truth?It is the Torah! With this understanding the teachings of Y’shua come alive: [Emphasis added]


Pilate therefore said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth (Moasic Torah). Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” (Yochanan [John] 18:37-38, KJV) [Emphasis added]


Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “IF you abide [keep, do] in My word (Moasic Torah), THEN you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (Yochanan [John] 8:31-32, KJV) [Emphasis added]


Just in case you missed it, notice that Y’shua [Jesus] also defined the word freedom for us when He said, “and the truth shall make you free.” Since we know Torah is truth then we also know that Torah observance is true freedom; anything else is bondage. This explains Shaul’s [Paul’s] terminology in Galatians 5:1 which is a teaching on Yochanan [John] 8:31-32 and Mizmor [Psalm] 119:32, 45. [Emphasis added]


Finally, from the learned Torah scholars of ancient Judaism, we have this sampling on the link between Torah and truth:


…[Thereupon] he said unto me: “Listen attentively [to] what you [are about to] hear.” And I heard them say: “Moses and his Torah are truth…” (Baba Bathra 74a) [Emphasis added]


R. Johanan said to him…He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, prosperity and honour. “Truth is Torah, for it is said: Buy the truth and sell it not.” (Berechoth 5b and Mishle (Proverbs) 23:23. Also see Avodah Zerah 4b) [Emphasis added]


End of Commentary….


So, now we know what the term “truth” means from the Scriptures. There are many other terms the Scriptures defines for us IF we take the time to search them out.


2 John 1:3 “Favour, compassion, peace [Shalom] be with you from Elohim the Father, and from the Master יהושע (Yeshua) Messiah, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis added]


WALKING IN “TRUTH”

2 John 1:4-6 “4 I rejoiced greatly because I found some of your children walking in truth, as we received a command (all the commandments we received from our Father are those in the Mosaic Torah/Law) from the Father. 5 And now I ask you, Kuria (a well-respected lady—greatly honored), not as though I wrote a fresh command to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another. 6 And this is the love, that (the Torah which is Yahweh’s Teachings and Instructions) we walk according to His commands. This is the command, that as you have heard from the beginning (the Torah given to the children of Israel at Mount Sinai), you should walk (keep/be obedient to do) in it.” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis added]


SIDE NOTE: What does it mean in verse 6 above where it says “…walk according to His commands?” Looking at 1 John 5:2-3 “2By this we know that we love the children (fellow believers in Messiah Yeshua/Jesus) of Elohim (God/Mighty One), when we love Elohim and guard (keep/be obedient to doing His Word) His commands (which were given to all mankind at Mount Sinai). 3 For this is the love for Elohim, that we guard (keep/be obedient to doing His Word) His commands, and His commands are not heavy,” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis added]


Yeshua Himself clearly told us in John 14:15 “IF you love Me, you shall guard (keep/be obedient to doing His Word) My commands.” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis added]


Did Yeshua/Jesus “re-write His Father‘s Commands?” No, He did not do this. Nowhere in Scripture will we find where He re-wrote, did away with His Father’s Teachings and Instructions. It simply does not exist.


We know that Yeshua (Jesus) was asked which is the greatest command in Matthew 22:36 where it is written “Teacher, which is the great command in the Torah?” and Yeshua’s reply to this is noted in Matthew 22:37-40 “37 And יהושע (Yeshua) said to him, ‘You shall love יהוה (Yahweh) your Elohim (God) with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great command. 39 And the second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ 40 On these two commands hang all the Torah and the Prophets.” ” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis added]


HEBREW MATH

We “think” we know the meaning of these two commandments Yeshua/Jesus gave us. But do we really know what He said here? Permit me to express what I call “Hebrew Math.” Hebrew Math goes like this: Yeshua, as we have just read, gave us two commands. This is like giving us a “one liner.” Taking it a little deeper, we can say “How do I love יהוה (Yahweh) my God with all my heart and with all my being and with all my mind?” We know “how” by looking at the first four of the Ten Commandments. This is how we can do this. Let us review these first four commandments.


Exodus 20:3-11 “3 You have no other mighty ones (gods) against My face. 4 You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth, 5 you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, יהוה (Yahweh) your Elohim am a jealous Ěl (Mighty One), visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard(keep/do/obey) My commands. 7 You do not bring (or lift up or take) the Name of יהוה (Yahweh) your Elohim (God) to naught (nothing), for יהוה (Yahweh) does not leave the one unpunished who brings His Name to naught. 8 Remember the Sabbath day, to set it apart. 9 Six days you labour, and shall do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath (There are other Sabbaths, but this is the weekly Sabbath.) of יהוה (Yahweh) your Elohim. You do not do any workyou, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11For in six days יהוה (Yahweh) made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore יהוה (Yahweh) blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart.” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis added]


By keeping these first four Commandments of the Ten Commandments, we can prove our pure “love” for Him. He and He alone has given us His Instructions on how we, His children, are to love Him. He has established the “only” acceptable way to “love” Him. To “try” to love Him any other way than obeying His Word is not ―true‖ love toward Him.


Now, continuing with the second part, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” How do we do this? Again, this is easy IF we look to the last six of the Ten Commandments. Let us review these last six of the Ten Commandments.


Exodus 20:12-17 “12 Respect your father and your mother, so that your days are prolonged upon the soil which יהוה (Yahweh) your Elohim (God) is giving you. 13 You do not murder. 14 You do not commit adultery. 15 You do not steal. 16 You do not bear false witness against your neighbour. 17 You do not covet your neighbour’s house, you do not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, or whatever belongs to your neighbour.” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis added]


So, when we are obedient to the Ten Commandments, we are loving Him and our neighbor as ourselves. This is demonstrating our true love for Him according to His Instructions to us.


It was stated earlier when Yeshua/Jesus gave the two commandments that this was a “one liner.” Now that we have expanded this a little bit, we have now graduated to a “sentence.”


Now, we can take all this to a whole new level. Thus far our Hebrew Math looks like this: The 2 Commands Yeshua gave us =’s The 10 Commandments. We will now take it to the final stage of this equation: The 2 Commands Yeshua gave us =’s The 10 Commandments =’s The 613 Instructions given to us in the Mosaic Torah that we all know as “The Law.” Contained within these 613 Instructions, we get even more instructions and clarity of how we can love Yahweh with our whole being and our neighbor as ourselves. The breakdown of these 613 Instructions is a paper in and of itself and it will not be a part of this teaching.


Quick Note: There is no way any man, woman or child can keep all the 613 Commandments. Why? Because certain commandments only apply to women, others apply only to men and others apply only to the Levites and the priests. So, there are roughly 212 more or less commandments that apply to men, women and children outside the Levites and priests.


WARNING AGAINST DECEIVERS-ANTI-MESSIAH and BACKSLIDING

2 John 1:7-9 “7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, people who do not acknowledge Yeshua the Messiah’s coming as a human being. Such a person is a deceiver and an anti-Messiah. 8 Watch yourselves, so that you won’t lose (your Heavenly rewards) what you have worked for, but will receive your full reward. 9 Everyone who goes ahead and does not remain true (that Messiah Yeshua came in the flesh of mankind, lived among His creation, suffered and died on the stake/cross for our sins, raised the third day and ascended to Heaven and is seated on the right side of Yahweh’s Throne) to what the Messiah has taught does not have God (Almighty Yahweh). Those who remain true to His teaching (the Torah) have both the Father and the Son.” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis added]


If we come across someone who denies that Yeshua/Jesus came in the physical flesh of mankind—lived among His creation, suffered and died on the stake/cross for our sins, raised the third day and ascended to Heaven and is seated on the right side of Yahweh’s Throne; we are to abstain from greeting them and having fellowship with them because by doing so, we are opening ourselves to the enemy and possible loss of rewards.


WHAT TO DO WITH “FALSE” TEACHERS

2 John 1:10-11 “10 If someone comes to you and does not bring this teaching (that Yeshua/Jesus came in the physical flesh of mankind—lived among His creation, suffered and died on the stake/cross for our sins, raised the third day and ascended to Heaven and is seated on the right side of Yahweh’s Throne), don’t welcome him (or her) into your home. Don’t even say, “Shalom (Peace)!” to him (or her); 11 for the person who says, “Shalom!” to him (or her) shares in his evil deeds.” (Complete Jewish Bible Translation) [Emphasis added]


Needless to say, we must be careful to whom we listen to. If what they say and do does not line up with the Scriptures, we can give a word of correction from His Word and IF they receive it and repent, praise Yahweh!!! But, IF they reject correction from His Word, we are instructed to have nothing to do with that person. Do not even greet them with “Peace” because this is a clear indication that we are in agreement with their rebellion of acknowledging that Yeshua/Jesus came in the physical flesh of mankind—lived among His creation, suffered and died on the stake/cross for our sins, raised the third day and ascended to Heaven and is seated on the right side of Yahweh’s Throne.


Matthew Henry has a good commentary on verses 10 and 11:


Favour and affection partake of the sin. We may be sharers in the iniquities [lawlessness—disobedience to keeping the Torah] of others. How judicious [wise] and how cautious should the Christian be! There are many ways of sharing the guilt of other people’s transgressions [rebellion—sin]; it may be done by culpable [innocent] silence, indolence [laziness, idleness, inactivity], unconcernedness [lacking concern or interest or unwilling to become involved in something], private contribution, public countenance and assistance, inward approbation [a favorable opinion about something or somebody or sanctioning of something], open apology and defense. The Lord pardon our guilt of other persons’ sins! [Emphasis added]


Clearly, if we know that what they speak and do does not line up with the Scriptures, we are obligated to speak up and correct them in His Agape love IF they have ears to hear His corrections from His Word. Otherwise, if we say nothing, we have stated that we agree with them and have taken part in their rebellion—sin. This is how Yahweh sees this. He and He alone gave us His Instructions in His Torah. All we have to do is “obey.”


2 John 1:12 “Having much to write to you, I did not wish to do so with paper and ink, but I expect to come to you and speak face to face, so that our joy might be complete.” (The Scriptures Translation)


2 John 1:13 “The children of your chosen sister (Kuria --a well-respected lady—most honorable) greet you. Amĕn.


CLOSING

In closing, I hope this short study of 2 John has been helpful and a blessing to you. I use this saying I came across on the Internet many years ago and it speaks volumes. It goes like this:


It Is Better To Be Divided By Truth Than United With Error!


Shalom!


The definition of “Shalom” is: Strong’s Concordance #H7965—Hebrew Shalom ..... A word study in the New King James version for SHALOM says: Completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.


Shalom comes from the root verb Shalam—Strong’s #H7999—meaning to be complete, perfect and full.


When you speak out the word SHALOM—you are not only proclaiming peace but all the above meanings of the word over that person—that’s a mighty blessing!!!


I hope you have found something in this teaching of value. If so, by all means, please pass this teaching on to others so that they may be blessed as you have been blessed. The PDF file is HERE. Be sure to check out the other teachings HERE.


I am One Crying In The Wilderness!

Eddie Rogers, Minister, D.D.

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BAIT and SWITCH

Curse and Bless

false and true

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October 9, 2021

Shabbat and the 3rd day of the REnewed moon :o)))

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Joshua 8 Colossians 2 - 4

Shabbat shalom Dear Ones (as our NEW Testament declares, in Hebrews 4, regarding our FATHER’s FOURTH Commandment :o)) As we accept HIS invitation to be with HIM and rest with HIM in our FATHER’s moade (appointed time) we find rest, indeed :o))) Drawing near to HIM is what Joshua is doing. HIS Servant, Joshua, is following the specific military logistics of ALMIGHTY GOD, in Joshua chapter 8 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_logistics). This chapter is an amazing military maneuver extraordinaire! It is so AWEsome that hasatan sees it and tries to copy the strategy! hasatan invites us to rest; BUT, on SUNday instead of the SEVENTH DAY of The LORD. Our Brother, Preston McNutt, in his book, CHURCH AT THE CROSSROAD explains who changed The LORD’s Sabbath to the pope’s Sunday, and I quote:

Page 162:

“But let us hear it from the Mother Church herself: [this is a Priest talking!]

‘It is well to remind the Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and all other Christians, that the Bible does not support them anywhere in their observance of Sunday. Sunday is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church, and those who observe the day observe a commandment of the Catholic Church.’ –

Priest Brady, in an address, reported in the Elizabeth, NJ ‘News’ on March 18, 1903. See This Rock”

Page 163:

Deny the authority of the Church and you have no adequate or reasonable explanation or justification for the substitution of Sunday for Saturday in the Third — Protestant Fourth — Commandment of GodThe Church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact.

- Catholic Record, September 1, 1923.”

Page 163:

Protestants… accept Sunday rather than Saturday as the day for public worship after the Catholic Church made the change… But the Protestant mind does not seem to realize that… in observing Sunday, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the Church, the pope.

- Our Sunday Visitor, February 5, 1950. See This Rock”

The reason I reiterate these quotes is because the same religious “authorities” also changed PASSOVER to easter, HANUKKAH to xmas, THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS to good Friday evening to easter sunday morning, and forbid all the moadim (appointed times of The LORD) and gave us halloween et al — BTW, On October 31st, again, I plan to put our HUGE sign in our front picture window — which says —

WHY ARE YOU CELEBRATING DEATH?

So far, “trick-or-treaters” have seen that sign and have scurried on by, with the exception of twice when we gave them BIBLES :o))) hasatan has baited lost souls and switched to lies, based on what he saw Joshua do in obedience to YHVH! That seems to have worked well for hasatan; and so, he has used Isaiah 1:14 to justify Colossians 2:16 in which they claim that GOD has denounced HIS moadim (appointed times)! Case in point:

Isaiah 1:14 [this is ALMIGHTY GOD speaking of] Your new moons and your appointed feasts MY soul hateth: they are a trouble unto ME; I am weary to bear them.

HE is speaking of YOUR man-made festivals, NOT HIS. So, when Colossians 2:16 says:

Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

Why do those who changed GOD’s Sabbath to Sunday pooh-pooh an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days??? My humble opinion is that they are cherry-picking verses out-of-context and failing to read the next verse:

Colossians 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

a shadow of things to come? YES! our MESSIAH held those who were defiling HIS HOLY DAYS accountable because they did NOT know the time of HIS first advent — which was foretold in the patterns of the SPRING FEASTS of The LORD!!!! Hence HE said:

Luke 19:43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

Luke 19:44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time [moade, appointed time] of thy visitation.

Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, and Pentecost have been and still are ALL ABOUT HIS First Advent!!!! What about HIS Second Advent? Will HE hold you and me accountable to know the time [moade, appointed time] of our visitation??? I think so; and, most will not have a clue until it is too late, as:

Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe [Noah and the global flood], so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man [which are KNOCKING ON OUR DOOR!].

I want to thank Monte Judah, and his staff, for educating me, and mine, of “The GREATER EXODUS,” the rehearsal preparation which we rehearse every year at YHVH’s moade (APPOINTED TIME) — not your festival, not my festival, not the pope’s; but ALMIGHTY GOD’s HIGH HOLY DAY! Thanks Monte. And thanks to all who are coming aboard the ARK… before the proverbial fertilizer hits the ventilator.

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ALMIGHTY GOD’s invitation is to ALL of us. Please RSVP. Please.

YHVH IS adding HIS blessing to the reading of HIS entire Holy Bible. AW-mane’

Rog


P.S.


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For HIS BODY’s Sake

October 8, 2021

Joshua 7 Colossians 1

The BODY of Christ” … Do you see it? What exactly IS The BODY of Christ? Apostle Paul is telling you and me:

Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Col 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to HIS glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

Col 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in Light:

Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of HIS dear Son:

Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through HIS blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Col 1:16 For by HIM were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by HIM, and for HIM:

Col 1:17 And HE is before all things, and by HIM all things consist.

Col 1:18 And HE is the head of the body, the church: …

the body, the church

Please, let this “sink down into your ears.” Is “the churchTODAY any resemblance of our MESSIAH’s 1st century BODY? Does “the body, the churchTODAY, embrace all the INSTRUCTIONS given to us via THE PROPHET Whom Moses told us would come WHOM we MUST SHEMA (SHEMA = hear and obey)? Where did Moses tell you and me about The HEAD of The BODY? Clear back in TORAH:

Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren [even YESHUA ha MASHIYACH Jesus the Christ], like unto me [Moses]; unto HIM ye shall hearken [shema];

hearken? What, pray tell, does “hearken” mean? Here’s EXACTLY what it means:

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שׁמע

shâma‛

shaw-mah'

A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.): - X attentively, call (gather) together, X carefully, X certainly, consent, consider, be content, declare, X diligently, discern, give ear, (cause to, let, make to) hear (-ken, tell), X indeed, listen, make (a) noise, (be) obedient, obey, perceive, (make a) proclaim (-ation), publish, regard, report, shew (forth), (make a) sound, X surely, tell, understand, whosoever [heareth], witness.

Our MESSIAH YESHUA IS the personification of Deuteronomy 18:15, as HE specifically tells YOU and ME:

John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed ME: for he wrote of ME.

John 5:47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe MY WORDs?

Between Deuteronomy and John, we have this Prophet inserting the connecting link:

Isaiah 52:14 As many were astonied at THEE [YESHUA]; HIS visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

WHAT? Are we talkin’ about pre-cross blood and guts OR are we talkin post-cross BODY of Colossians 1:18? The church” TODAY IS “marred more than any man, and his form [BODY] more than the sons of men” !!! As Mel Gibson’s movie, “THE PASSION,” entangles the minds of The BODY in gory FLESH, The BODY, of whom YESHUA is The HEAD fades out of sight until it’s all about drinking blood and eating wafers — with no UNDERSTANDING of HOW The BODY is to BEHAVE under The HEADship of The Prophet Whom Moses IS TELLING US!

YES! HIS BODY has been “marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men” while few strive to represent HIS BODY as it REALLY IS. OK, so like, ya, sure, you betcha — let’s go to “confession,” tell the “priest” our sin, and keep the most secret offenses buried in our tents/tabernacles/flesh-bodies — is that how it is? Are we really coming CLEAN??? This is what Joshua is warning us about:

Joshua 7:20 And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:

THIS is our “schoolmaster” (Galatians 3:24 & 25!) — explaining to us the ramifications of DELIBERATE violation of GOD’s LAW/TORAH/INSTRUCTIONS for LIFE! Was all this done away with at Matthew 1:1? EVERYTHING about capital punishment, left of Matthew, is now in time delay mode. There is NO free lunch! This is what the FALL FEASTS of The LORD are ALL ABOUT!!! THE DAY OF ATONEMENT, Yom Kippur, is RAPIDLY drawing nigh! The capital punishment SWORD of Revelation 2:16 is approaching us at avalanche speed! And that part of HIS BODY that has marred themselves beyond recognition will soon SEE HIM as HE IS in HIS wrath, lest they:

Revelation 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of MY mouth.

CONFESS? YES! Do it again? NO! Again, here’s Paul:

Galatians 3:21 Is the law [TORAH, Instructions for LIFE, written by Moses] then against the promises of God? God forbid: !!! [it IS The WAY, The TRUTH, and The LIFE!!! The WORD made flesh!!! HalleluYAH!!!]

YAH IS adding HIS blessing to the SHEMA of HIS entire Holy Bible. AW-mane’

Rog


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THE INVISIBLE LINE

(between physical & Spiritual)

September 1, 2021

Numbers 33 & 34 First Corinthians 2, 3, 4, & 5+

Role models and peer pressure often shape the paradigm of our world view. As we sojourn this brief dash between the mobile dangling over our bassinette and the bouquet draped over our casket — as the years on a tombstone are separated by a dashwhat are we doing with our dash?


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Our Bible chapters should be our guide — as we travel with Israel (in Numbers 33 & 34) and as our Apostle Paul (an ISRAELI!) will be telling us, in a few days:

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them [who are “them”? Paul is reminding us of our REAL PEERS throughout the TaNaKh, of whom Paul became one!] for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

and our dearly beloved Brother Ya'aqov James will soon be telling us (near the-back-o’-the-book) https://www.behindthename.com/name/james :

James 5:10 Take, my Brethren, the prophets [who wrote to US in the OLD Testament], who have [past tense] spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job [who lost it ALL in chapter 1 and regained it DOUBLE in chapter 42!!], and have seen the end [G5056 the GOAL! the POINT AIMED AT!!] of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful [“pitiful” means G4184 extremely compassionate], and of tender mercy.

As we travel, with Israel (being “graffed in among themper Romans 11) we begin to experience the PERSONALITY of YHVH our FATHER and YESHUA His Son/our BIG Brother — since we have the same FATHER! We begin to experience the ELohim (singular/plural) family which we all departed FROM. Until we “REPENT” (the 1st WORD YESHUA preached, according to Matthew 4:17) — (dash) — it is impossible to RECONCILE with HIM Whom we departed FROM, much less RETURN to HIM! (as the prodigal son in Luke 15 especially verse 24 :o) if we don’t first “REPENT”!

The journey is often grueling. JACOB/ISRAEL began where? In The PROMISED LAND — then dashed DOWN to Egypt, was enslaved, and was brought back UP to The PROMISED LAND by our ensample/example Moses, a foreshadow (for us to see) of our MESSIAH Who has promised to take us back HOME — if (BIG IF) we reconcile with HIS and our FATHER Who is waiting for us! ABBA Father has told us HOW to worship HIM in SPIRIT and in TRUTH; but:

Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Until we find that “straight gate” and walk on the “narrow WAY” we are still OUTside the camp, away from where our eternal HIGH PRIEST IS!!! My first step back to HIM was when I approached a religious “brother” even the pastor of our church per:

Luke 17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

and if he repent” but NO! The next thing I knew, I received a lawsuit letter from that pastor’s attorney! Hence step two according to:

1 Corinthians 6:5-7 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to [man made Takanot] law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

Yes, we suffered the defrauding of a religious kangaroo court, another EXAMPLE of what our MESSIAH went through, as well as most all of HIS Disciples — HalleluYAH!!! And our dash, became our SPRINT! Our obedience to our FATHER which art in Heaven blessed us by allowing us to see another facet of HIS TRUTH. When we applied Hebrews chapter FOUR, about HIS FOURTH COMMANDMENT, our dash through this sojourn was SUPERCHARGED!!! Soon ABBA revealed to us:

“But let us hear it from the Mother Church herself: [this is a Priest talking!]

‘It is well to remind the Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and all other Christians, that the Bible does not support them anywhere in their observance of Sunday. Sunday is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church, and those who observe the day observe a commandment of the Catholic Church.’ –

Priest Brady, in an address, reported in the Elizabeth, NJ ‘News’ on March 18, 1903. See This Rock”

and:

Protestants… accept Sunday rather than Saturday [YHVH’s 7th day of rest] as the day for public worship after the Catholic Church made the change… But the Protestant mind does not seem to realize that… in observing Sunday, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the Church, the pope.

- Our Sunday Visitor, February 5, 1950. See This Rock”

Our FATHER’s PROMISE became our reality when we took HIM at HIS WORD!!! And soon, VERY SOON, First Corinthians 5:7-8 came into focus for us:

1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even MASHIYACH Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep The FEAST, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the Unleavened Bread of sincerity and TRUTH [TRUTH” is defined for us in Psalm 119:142].

Psalm 119:142 THY righteousness is an everlasting [eternal, without beginning or end] righteousness, and THY Law is the TRUTH.

What does this WORDLaw” mean? James Strong brings it into focus for us:

H8451 law

תּרה תּורה

tôrâh tôrâh

to-raw', to-raw'

From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch: - law.

What is the “invisible line”? As our MESSIAH asked Nicodemus:

John 3:10 YESHUA Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel [AKA BIG religion TODAY!], and knowest not these things? [namely, the INVISIBLE LINE!]

So, as the world of religion is busy obeying the manmade laws of the Sadducees, Pharisees, and New Age “prophets of doom” while the end of my DASH is nearer and nearer, I recognize more and more that only a few take the time to actually read GOD’s entire Holy WORD for the straight DASH along THE narrow WAY! Hence, this I know:

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

Rog


Shema (Hear & Obey) YeHoVaH's instructions for Yeshua is coming soon. Read ALL YeHoVaH'S BOOK!

Bible Teachings

  1. REPENTANCE PRAYER: US AND OUR FATHERS (There were two major sins that our forefathers committed that we must repent of: the sin of the golden calf (Ex. 32) and the sin of Jeroboam who led the northern kingdom division into idolatry and a kingdom split. (1 Kings 12) In order to end the exile of the House of Joseph (Northern Kingdom) and the House of Judah (Southern Kingdom) it is required that we repent of our personal sins and the sins of our forefathers. Our forefathers were ejected and evicted out of the land of Israel and were sent into exile because of their sin. One day Yeshua will return and regather all 12 tribes and lead them on a journey home back to Israel (Deut 30:1-6, Jer. 23:7-8, Isaiah 4:3-6, Hosea 2:14-22, Rev 12). This is known as the Greater Exodus to come. One of the requirements for being allowed to return to Israel is a deep, thorough, complete repentance of personal sin. We must also repent for the sins of our forefathers (Lev. 26:40-46). To be allowed back into the land of Israel, the bride must prepare herself through cleansing, repentance, and come to “shema”, to hear and obey the Torah, ALL of the Word of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Ruach HaKodesh. May we, the bride make ourselves ready! The time to repent is NOW!)

  2. YESHUA WEEPS OVER HIS TORAH...DO YOU? (When was the last time you or I wept because people do not keep the Torah? Much of mainstream Christianity camps out in the New Testament. There is no foundation, no meditation, no knowledge or understanding of the Old Testament, of the Torah. It’s almost like we have cut the bible in half, pitched the Old Testament in the trash, and then we camp out only in the New Testament. So, as we pray for repentance and restoration for the body of Messiah, it is a return to the God of Israel and to the fullness of His word, a return to keeping and following TORAH, all the word of God.)

  3. LET THE FIRE FALL! INSIGHTS INTO SOLOMON'S PRAYER (Solomon’s Prayer of Repentance Leading to Fire and Glory In this video, our prayer focus is the following: *coming into agreement with the prayer of repentance that Daniel prayed in Daniel 9. Daniel prayed this prayer when he realized that the 70 years of exile were nearly completed. (Jer 25: 11-12). He understood he and his people needed to repent or they would be allowed to return to the land of Israel. At the end of his repentance prayer, the angel Gabriel visits Daniel and reveals to him about a future 70 year (70 week) time of exile. *coming into agreement with the prayer of dedication that King Solomon prayed when the Temple was completed (2 Chronicles 5-7). During this prayer, the glory of the Lord filled the Temple with a cloud. At the end of Solomon’s prayer, fire from heaven came down and consumed the burnt offering and sacrifices and the priests could no longer stand but were on their faces before the God of Israel. Are we close to coming to the end of the 70 year (70 week) exile that Daniel prayed into? If so, we need to pray heart-felt prayers of repentance as Daniel and Solomon did so that we can be part of the Greater Exodus to come when Yeshua comes to gather and unite the 12 tribes of Israel and lead them on a journey home, cloud by day and pillar of fire by night! (Isaiah 4: 4-6).)

What is "Under the Law?"

Part 4


by Brad Scott


I have given a lot of thought to the last section of this subject. Now that we have a basic understanding of what it means to be under the law I think we can wrap up this last session very quickly so we can get on to some more provocative subjects. Galatians chapter 4 begins with a very misunderstood thought process, the concept of adoption. This is intimately related to our current subject so I do not want to gloss over it. I have decided to talk about this next time. Our concern for now, however, is to remain focused on whether the believer is under the law.


In Galatians chapter 4:5 it states,


"To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons."


This verse says no more or no less about what it means to be under the law then what we have seen all along. Anyone who strives to please God or be reconciled to God by obedience to commandments is under the law and needs to be redeemed. Old Covenant and New Covenant believers must be redeemed the same way. BY THE BLOOD! As long as anyone desires to remain under any legal system of any kind, whether God's law or Roman law or natural law, they are under a curse because of their inability to keep it and the blood of the sacrifice is of no use to them. As I have shown so many places, Sha’ul has taught us that we are all under a curse, we are all under the law, and we all need to be redeemed. Only then can we call God, Father, Abba. So, once again, there is absolutely no teaching here that Yeshua‘ died to end God's instructions for mankind, only that those instructions were not designed to redeem man, but to guide man, to teach him what is right and good and what is not. The new man or the inner man that Sha’ul refers to is guided by trusting faith in the Messiah to listen to Him, follow Him and obey Him that the outer man may live long and prosper. Without that inner trust in God, man aimlessly obeys rules that eventually lead to rationalizing away the very words that are designed to guide him. This is a very real part of the history of Judaism. Their lack of trusting faith in God eventually led to manipulation of His word and the casting away of YHVH's real intent or spirit as well. Without the power of God (Ruach HaQodesh - Holy Spirit) man has no ability to sustain his relationship with Him. The "rules" (Torah) soon become a burden rather than a joy and man drifts away, soon followed by generations of faithless children.


Galatians 4:21-31 teaches us this very same principle. Struggling to obey God without the benefit of His presence produces that body of sin that Sha’ul talked about in Romans 6. This places a person in constant bondage, never coming to trust in God and to rely on His power and righteousness. Sha’ul begins this short lesson by assuming that the reader is not only familiar with the story of Hagar and Ishmael, but has knowledge of scriptural interpretative methods. In this case he uses a midrash, which is translated as allegory in the English. Midrash draws a personal, moral or ethical meaning from the text. Sha’ul is going to teach us from Genesis chapter 21 how to understand his constant attempt to explain under the law. In verse 24 he states that there are two covenants, one from the Mount Sinai, bearing children of bondage, who is Hagar.


"For this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all".


"Jerusalem from above" is the other covenant. As a sidebar, notice where Mount Sinai is. It is not in what we call the Sinai peninsula, but in Arabia. We will save that for another time. Now for a brief review of the Hagar story. Abraham and Sarah are given instructions by YHVH that Sarah will bear the child of promise to Abraham. All they had to do was trust in God and take Him at His word. But nooooh, they had to take it in their own hands (or works) and go to Hagar for the promised child instead of trusting YHVH. Now Hagar was a servant given to Abraham to serve him. She was not the means by which the promise was to be fulfilled. Hagar's purpose was to serve Abraham and Sarah. So Abraham goes to Hagar to fulfill the promise and ends up producing a child that will forever stalk his people and keep them in bondage. Why is Hagar like Mount Sinai? Because the place where the law was given was precisely that! The law was given to Israel at this place. It's purpose was to serve, not to be served. It is a separate covenant. Notice in Shemot (Exodus) 19:12, that no one was allowed to go up to the Mount or even touch it! Israel was not to be redeemed by going to the Mount, but rather through faith. The design has always been that way. Contained in the law was the instructions for being redeemed, by sacrifice of the innocent, through the blood. YHVH gave Israel the law after He placed them under His wings and brought them unto Himself in Shemot 19:3-4. No one can come to God by going to Mount Sinai, anymore than the promise to Abraham could be found by going to Hagar. If your redemption is reliant upon your own works then you will forever be in bondage to those works because you will constantly fail. If you trust wholly in YHVH to give you His promise by trusting that He can, then he will give you His promise. He will also provide you with His covenant at Mount Sinai, which when obeyed will cause you to be a peculiar treasure unto Him above all people. However if you desire to come to Him by way of Mount Sinai, a mount He does not even want you to touch, then you will become a servant of Mount Sinai and forever in bondage.


The rest of this midrash is also very thought provoking, but my purpose is to teach what under the law means. One more thought about Hagar. If Abraham and Sarah would have trusted YHVH and waited, then Hagar would have continued to be Isaac's servant rather than the other way around. Please take the time to ponder all this. Sha’ul is continuing to teach that if the law is used lawfully then it blesses, if it is used unlawfully then it curses (1 Timothy 1:8-9).


Our last use of this phrase is in Galatians 5 verse 18.

"But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law."


The works of the flesh are analogous to being under the law. Remember that the works of the flesh is the old man of Romans chapter 6 that we discussed earlier. The old man is without the presence of YHVH and only produces the body of sin. It is not guided, directed, sustained or led by the Spirit of God. It is on its own and can never please. According to Romans 6:14 it is under the dominion of sin because of disobedience. When you are led by the Spirit of God, then He guides you, through His instructions (Torah), to do what is holy and righteous and you do not serve the works of the flesh, which Sha’ul lists in verses 19 through 21.


I would like to close this section on this phrase by making a few comments about the difference between the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. These two expressions are very well known in Rabbinical circles. According to sages who lived before Yeshua', when the Messiah comes, He will interpret the Scriptures for us, and He will even interpret the spaces between the letters! What does that mean? The ancient Jewish teachers revered the words of God much more than we in this culture can conceive. The universe and all that is in it was created by the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, the Aleph-Tav. These letters, through the very breath of YHVH, created all that is. This is also verified in Hebrews 11:3 and many others places in Scripture. These letters that created were held together by YHVH Himself. He was the space between the letters. His Spirit holds all things together. After ’Elohiym rested, creation was considered to be held together by the perpetual reading and doing of Torah. It was taught that if there ever came a time when Torah was not taught or performed that the universe would cease to exist (melt away with a fervent heat?!). We know by New Testament revelation that it is Yeshua‘ Himself that holds all things together, for He is the very Spirit of Torah (Colossians 1:16-19). In Hebrew thought, the letter of the law