Truth — 10/30/2021
THE TWO HOUSES OF ISRAEL
This is Part 2 of Part 8 of our study on The Two Houses of Israel. If you missed Part 1, click HERE.
Several decades before the fall of the House of Israel, the prophet Hosea preached the message of Almighty Yahweh to the separated tribes of Israel. While he addressed both the House of Judah and the House of Israel in his prophecies, Hosea’s primary message is directed at the House of Israel, or Ephraim:
Hosea 1:1-11 “1 The word of the LORD (Yahweh) that came to Hosea the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. 2 When the LORD (Yahweh) began to speak by Hosea, the LORD (Yahweh) said to Hosea: “Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry and children of harlotry, for the land has committed great harlotry by departing from the LORD (Yahweh).” 3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. 4 Then the LORD (Yahweh) said to him: “Call his name Jezreel, for in a little while I will avenge the bloodshed of Jezreel on the house of Jehu, and bring an end to the kingdom of the House of Israel. 5 It shall come to pass in that day that I will break the bow of Israel in the Valley of Jezreel.” 6 And she conceived again and bore a daughter. Then God said to him: “Call her name Lo-Ruhamah, for I will no longer have mercy on the House of Israel, but I will utterly take them away. 7 Yet I will have mercy on the House of Judah, will save them by the LORD (Yahweh) their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword or battle, by horses or horsemen.” 8 Now when she had weaned Lo-Ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son. 9 Then God said: “Call his name Lo-Ammi, for you are not My people, and I will not be your God. 10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered. And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ there it shall be said to them, ‘You are sons of the living God.’ 11 Then the children of Judah and the children of Israel shall be gathered together, and appoint for themselves one head; and they shall come up out of the land, for great will be the day of Jezreel!” ” (NKJV) [Emphasis and comments added]
To graphically illustrate the House of Israel’s rebellion against Yahweh, He commanded Hosea to take a prostitute for a wife (Hosea 1:2). The reason for this was because Yahweh’s wife, the House of Israel, had prostituted herself spiritually with the surrounding nations. As we go through these prophecies, it’s important to realize that the Elohim/God (Mighty One) of Israel who was married to the House of Israel (and also the House of Judah) was the One who later came in the flesh as Yeshua of Nazareth.
The harlot Gomer bore Hosea three children. Yahweh had Hosea name them symbolically to show how He was going to deal with the House of Israel, which had committed harlotry by worshiping strange gods. These three children were named Jezreel, Lo-Ruhamah, and Lo-Ammi.
All three of these names described Yahweh’s punishment on the House of Israel, as He explained to Hosea. JEZREEL (which literally means “The Mighty One sows” in Hebrew) represented Yahweh’s sowing of the House of Israel among the Gentile nations of the earth after they were carried away into captivity by the Assyrians (Hosea 8:8; Zechariah 10:7-10). LO-RUHAMAH (which is Hebrew for “no mercy”) indicated that Yahweh would no longer have mercy upon the House of Israel, allowing them to be taken captive because of their sins (Hosea 1:6). The name LO-AMMI (literally means “no people” in Hebrew) pictured the gradual loss of national identity by the House of Israel. They were prophesied to lose the knowledge of who they were. Scattered throughout the nations of the world, the House of Israel forgot that they were part of Yahweh’s chosen people (Hosea 1:9) and eventually they came to view themselves as part of those nations where they were living. Essentially, they came to believe that they were Gentiles.
The sins instituted by Jeroboam, based on his corruption of Yahweh’s Torah/Law, caused the House of Israel grief throughout its history. Just as Hosea prophesied, Yahweh finally had enough of the sins of Ephraim. He allowed the nation of Assyria to capture and deport the House of Israel in 722 BCE:
2 Kings 17:16-18 “16 So they left all the commandments of the LORD (Yahweh) their God, made for themselves a molded image and two calves, made a wooden image and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. 17 And they caused their sons and daughters to pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and soothsaying, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD (Yahweh), to provoke Him to anger. 18 Therefore the LORD (Yahweh ) was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight; there was none left but the tribe of Judah alone.” (NKJV) [Emphasis and comments added]
Because of Israel’s continual spiritual harlotry, the prophet Jeremiah tells us that Yahweh divorced the House of Israel and sent her away:
Jeremiah 3:6-10 “6 And יהוה (Yahweh) said to me in the days of Yoshiyahu (Josiah) the sovereign, “Have you seen what backsliding Yisra’ĕl has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree, and there committed whoring. 7 And after she had done all these, I said ‘Return to Me.’ But she did not return. And her treacherous sister Yehuḏah (Judah) saw it. 8 And I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Yisra’ĕl had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Yehuḏah (Judah) did not fear, but went and committed whoring too. 9 And it came to be, through her frivolous whoring, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and wood. 10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Yehuḏah (Judah) has not turned to Me with all her heart, but falsely,” declares יהוה (Yahweh).” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis and comments added]
Jeremiah wrote this passage over a hundred years after Yahweh had divorced Israel and sent her away into captivity by the hand of Assyria. About the same time, the prophet Ezekiel also wrote about the spiritual adultery of both Israel and Judah:
Ezekiel 23:1-10 “1 The word of the LORD (Yahweh) came again to me, saying: 2 “Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother. 3 They committed harlotry in Egypt, they committed harlotry in their youth; their breasts were there embraced, their virgin bosom was there pressed. 4 Their names: Oholah the elder and Oholibah her sister; they were Mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem is Oholibah. 5 Oholah played the harlot even though she was Mine; and she lusted for her lovers, the neighboring Assyrians, 6 who were clothed in purple, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses. 7 Thus she committed her harlotry with them, all of them choice men of Assyria; and with all for whom she lusted, with all their idols, she defiled herself. 8 She has never given up her harlotry brought from Egypt, for in her youth they had lain with her, pressed her virgin bosom, and poured out their immorality upon her. 9 Therefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, for whom she lusted. 10 They uncovered her nakedness, took away her sons and daughters, and slew her with the sword; she became a byword among women, for they had executed judgment on her.” (NKJV) [Emphasis and comment added]
As the passage above symbolically details, the House of Israel played the harlot with the gods of the surrounding nations. Yahweh had told Hosea that He was going to cast the House of Israel away because of their sins (Hosea 1:6), and He was true to His word. The House of Israel was carried away captive by Assyria into the surrounding nations:
Ezekiel 23:11-18 “11 And her (Israel) sister Oholiḇah (Judah) saw this, yet she (Judah) became more corrupt in her lust than she (Israel), and in her whorings more corrupt than her (Israel) sister’s whorings. 12 She (Judah) lusted for the sons of Ashshur (Assyrians), officers and rulers, the ones near, perfectly dressed, horsemen riding on horses, all of them desirable young men. 13 And I saw that she (Judah) was defiled, they both (Israel and Judah) took the same way. 14 But she (Judah) increased her whorings, and she (Judah) looked at men carved on the wall, images of Chaldeans portrayed in red, 15 girded with belts around their loins, flowing turbans on their heads, all of them looking like officers, like the Baḇelians (Babylonians) of Chaldea, the land of their (Israel and Judah) birth. 16 As soon as her (Judah) eyes saw them, she (Judah) lusted for them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea. 17 And the Baḇelians came to her (Judah), into the bed of love, and they defiled her (Judah) with their whorings. And she (Judah) was defiled by them, and her (Judah) being turned from them in disgust. 18 And she (Judah) uncovered her (Judah) whorings and uncovered her (Judah) nakedness. Then I turned My being from her (Judah) in disgust, as My being had turned from her (Judah) sister (Israel) in disgust.” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis and comments added]
Because the House of Judah followed in Israel’s footsteps, Yahweh eventually gave Judah into captivity also. In 586 BCE, the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem, burned Solomon’s Temple, and took the majority of Jews to Babylon. However, about 50 years later, when Medo-Persia defeated Babylon, many of the Jews were allowed to begin returning to Jerusalem (starting around 536 BCE). This return was in fulfillment of Yahweh’s promise to not utterly cast away the House of Judah (Hosea 1:7), even though their sins became worse than those of the House of Israel (Ezekiel 23:11). Unlike Judah, the House of Israel never returned to their homeland.
Although Yahweh punished both houses, the Jews have always been recognized as His people for ONE reason. Unlike the assimilated House of Israel, they have strived to keep the sign that He said would forever identify the children of Israel:
Exodus 31:16-17 “16 And the children of Yisra’ĕl shall guard (keep/do/obey) the Sabbath, to observe (be obedient to keeping) the Sabbath throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant. 17 ‘Between Me and the children of Yisra’ĕl it is a sign forever. For in six days יהוה (Yahweh) made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’ ” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis mine]
The reunion of the House of Israel and the House of Judah are frequently mentioned in the Tanakh (Old Testament). Some, including many Messianic Jews, try to make the case that the northern tribes were reconciled to the House of Judah before the Babylonian captivity. Let’s take a look at a few passages used by those who hold this opinion to see if they do, in fact, show that the two houses have already been reunited. The first passage we’ll examine is from 2 Chronicles 11:
2 Chronicles 11:16 “And after the Lĕwites (Levites) left, those from all the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, such as set their heart to seek יהוה (Yahweh) Elohim (Mighty One/God) of Yisra’ĕl, came to Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) to offer to יהוה Elohim of their fathers.” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis and comments added]
From this one verse, it sounds like those from all the northern tribes who wanted to obey Yahweh left the north and returned to Judah. However, if we read one more verse, we find out that this reunion was short-lived:
2 Chronicles 11:17 “And they strengthened the reign of Yehuḏah (Judah), and made Reḥaḇʽam (Rehoboam) son of Shelomoh (Solomon) strong for three years, for they walked in the way of Dawiḏ (David) and Shelomoh for three years.” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis and comments added]
We see here that this reunion was short-lived, lasting only three years. Therefore, this cannot be the reunification of Israel and Judah prophesied in Scripture. Next, let’s examine another supposed reunion during the reign of King Asa of Judah:
2 Chronicles 15:8-10 “8 And when Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and removed the abominable idols from all the land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities which he had taken in the mountains of Ephraim; and he restored the altar of the LORD (Yahweh) that was before the vestibule of the LORD (Yahweh). 9 Then he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and those who dwelt with them from Ephraim, Manasseh, and Simeon, for they came over to him in great numbers from Israel when they saw that the LORD (Yahweh) his God was with him. 10 So they gathered together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.” (NKJV) [Emphasis and comments added]
This concludes our study of Part 2 of Part 8 on The Two Houses of Israel. Stay tuned for Part 3.
FLAMING TAILSPIN and KEYS OF DAVID
October 29, 2021
Judges 9 Revelation 3
Can someone explain what Judges chapter 9 is actually saying? Through the dust of chaos, all I seem to see is a clamor for POWER, the slaughter of anyone who objects, and ultimate CRASH-N-BURN for him who clawed his way to the top. What is the message, in all of this; and, how do we apply this information to our lives, TODAY?
TODAY? Revelation chapter 3 is speaking of our lives TODAY! Somehow, something is suggesting to me that Judges 9 is relevant to Revelation 3, especially regarding the churches TODAY & the religious Nicolaitans (= those who CONQUER the laity in Revelation 2:6 & 15,). Is Judges 9, somehow, oozing into:
Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard [the INSTRUCTIONS given to us from our never-changing GOD via Moses], and hold fast, and repent [REPENT = spin-on-our-heels and RETURN to The WORD of GOD = TORAH! which gives us ample samples!! maybe even Judges 9 ??? Is Judges 9 a perfect example of what happens if we DON’T turn back to GOD’s INSTRUCTIONS-for-LIFE = TORAH?]. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou [who don’t even know what to be lOOking for] shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. [The FEASTS of The LORD reveal the SIGNALS for us!]
Revelation 3:4 Thou hast a few [see Matthew 7:14] names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with ME [H3444 YESH-OO-AW’] in white: for they are worthy.
And, for those who REFUSE to follow David, I might add:
Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith HE [YESH-OO-AW’] that is Holy, HE [YESHUA] that is True, HE [Christ] that hath the key of David, HE [MASHIYACH] that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
Revelation 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept MY WORD [TORAH], and hast not denied MY name.
And, O! BTW, contrary to popular belief — the entire Holy Bible never says that our name is going to be written in the LAMB’s Book of LIFE because it has been there since BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD [see Luke 2:30-31 & Ephesians 1:4 et al] and can only be “BLOTTED OUT” per:
Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not BLOT OUT [= NOT remove] his name out of the book of LIFE [our name that is ALREADY THERE! “eternal” right?!], but I will confess his name before MY Father, and before HIS angels.
As we are coming down to the wire, what is Judges 9 saying to us, TODAY?
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MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK
October 28, 2021
Judges 8 Revelation 2
We’ve all heard the old adage about football: “11 players in desperate need of rest and 11,000 fans in desperate need of exercise.” Few actually take the field. Many sit and watch from their own pew. Under these lights, let’s analyze “the game of LIFE.”
I have to be honest with you, I never was much of a “team player.” I wanted to be; but, somehow I never seemed to “make the cut.” Instead, I ran track, wrestled, and boxed — all SOLO events, for the team, wherein my losses were not the fault of anyone else and my wins were to my credit. When we stand before The JUDGE, at the BEMA SEAT JUDGEMENT (Romans 14:10 G968, 2 Corinthians 5:10 G968), where the prizes are handed out (Heaven FORBID we have to stand before The WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT! (Revelation 20:11) where the “second death” sentence is handed out!!) when each of us, individually, are standing at one throne OR the other — NO ONE ELSE will be answering for us. What am I doing with that “dash” between the dates of birth and death? Right now, we are DASHing toward that latter date! The entire Holy Bible is our play book. Do we know the PLAYS? Judges chapter 8 comes off the line of scrimmage with GUSTO! Gideon and his 300 men are exhausted and Gideon is pleading for assistance; but, the “Monday morning quarterbacks” want to KNOW the score before making a commitment:
Judges 8:4 And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing them.
Judges 8:5 And he said unto the men of Succoth, Give, I pray you, loaves of bread unto the people that follow me; for they be faint, and I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna, kings of Midian.
Judges 8:6 And the princes of Succoth said, Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna now in thine hand, that we should give bread unto thine army? [they were basically saying, if you are not already a WINNER we will not assist!]
As with the coming JUDGEMENT, Gideon tells it like it is:
Judges 8:7 And Gideon said, Therefore when the LORD hath delivered Zebah and Zalmunna into mine hand, then I will tear your flesh with the thorns of the wilderness and with briers.
THIS was NO idle threat! As “faint” as Gideon and his 300 men were, they went on WITHOUT assistance from “the men of Succoth” and won the battle; AND THEN, Gideon kept his word:
Judges 8:15 And he [Gideon, with his 300 men] came unto the men of Succoth, and said, Behold Zebah and Zalmunna, with whom ye did upbraid me, saying, Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna now in thine hand, that we should give bread unto thy men that are weary?
Judges 8:16 And he [Gideon] took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught [H3045 punished] the men of Succoth.
Judges 8:17 And he beat down the tower of Penuel, and slew the men of the city. [Ahooooweeee! AHOOOOWEEEE!!]
If we may parallel that with the Noah Flood JUDGMENT, This “game of LIFE” then proceeds into a preview of our MESSIAH:
Judges 8:20 And he [Gideon] said unto Jether his firstborn, Up, and slay them [Zebah & Zalmunna]. But the youth drew not his sword: for he feared, because he was yet a youth.
I do not believe our MESSIAH “feared” at HIS first advent, even though HE prayed:
Luke 22:42 Saying, Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will, but Thine, be done.
Our MESSIAH did not slay with The SWORD at HIS first advent — BUT — hang onto your keebs! HE and HIS SWORD are coming soon! HE is no longer sweet baby Jesus but now HE IS The LION of the Tribe of JUDAH and here’s what is coming down the pike like an avalanche as-we-speak:
Revelation 1:16 And HE [our MESSIAH YESH-OO-AW’ H3444] had in HIS right hand seven stars: and out of HIS mouth went a sharp twoedged SWORD: and HIS countenance was as the sun shineth in HIS strength.
GUESS WHAT! Pergamos — the seat of Satan is still on the global scene. Where? GERMANY! The home of Adolf Hitler who slew our MESSIAH’s Brethren!! X 6 MILLION! — a direct parallel with;
Judges 8:19 And he [Gideon, a preview of our coming JEWISH MESSIAH] said, They were my [MY] Brethren, even the sons of my [MY] mother [ISRAEL]: as the LORD liveth, if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you.
BUT, the HOLOCAUST, issuing in THIS Generation! And now, about Pergamos, I urge you to google “Wikipedia Pergamon Altar” for this STUNNING REALITY:
Judges chapter 8 could be viewed as 1st down for Revelation chapter 2. It is a vivid preview of our Messiah. The award ceremony = BEMA SEAT Judgment OR the death penalty = WHITE THRONE Judgment — both ARE LOOMING!! Most folks have never read their Bible cover-to-cover as-it-is-written even one time, much less 10, 20, 30 or more times! And while they are totally ignorant of what GOD IS saying… they cling to their man-made religions like warts on a toad! Toads/frogs are an aspect of The Great TRIBULATION plagues (Revelation 16:13), even as was the case in Egypt; but, who wants to deal with it now? Only the few per:
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.
Time is of the essence, to get OFF the bench, while:
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CHAIN of COMMAND
October 27, 2021
Judges 7 Revelation 1
Judges 7:2 And the LORD [H3068 יהוה (The) self existent = our Heavenly FATHER] said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for ME to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against ME, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me.
In Judges chapter 7, ABBA PAPA thins the Israeli Army, from 22,000 warriors to 10,000 to 300, enough remaining to SEE the HAND of The FATHER in action and then proclaim the gOOd NEWS to ALL of Israel AND the WORLD!! With no mistake of thinking that they did it themselves. The ALMIGHTY wants us to KNOW HIM!!!
Lamps and shofars: their (and our!) weapons of WAR!
Judges 7:20 And the three companies [of 100 each] blew the trumpets [shofars], and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets [shofars] in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried [H7121 to call out to (that is, properly address by name …)*], The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.
* to call out to (that is, properly address by name …) The sword of the LORD
in paleo HEBREW**:
BEHOLD! This IS our GOD in ACTion!! As with the US Marines, ABBA only needs a FEW GOOD MEN. There is no draft — it is only voluntary enlistment. However, violating The COMMANDERS Instructions calls for court martial and possible DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE. HEY! BEHOLD!! For us FEW, we now have our “boots on the ground.” UNlike our current US military, gender is NOT in question. Everyone has their purpose and place and ALL are cared for!!! (NONE should be left in Afghanistan to fend for themselves! as is the case with wayward government!) comprende? Gideon is giving us a preview of OUR rapidly approaching days ahead, WHO our COMMANDER IS, and the weapons we are to use!!!
As we come up to speed, the first chapter of Revelation puts the limelight on OUR battle field, with the rank and file — up to and including OUR COMMANDER:
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John:
Do you see the chain of command? Let’s turn up the intensity of the limelight and actually SEE the details of this war room briefing:
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of YESHUA MASHIYACH Jesus Christ, which YHVH The FATHER God gave unto Him [YESH-OO-AW’ did not and will not come to do His own thing! HE obeys HIS FATHER to-the-letter! WHY?], to shew unto His servants [do you see the links in this chain of COMMAND? The FATHER, to The SON, to HIS Servants and angels, the] things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John [for who? For me and for YOU!!]:
I know so little about the Hebrew language and so little about the aleph-bet by which IT IS WRITTEN; and yet, I am totally fascinated by the meanings of each letter, jot, and tittle, which YESH-OO-AW’ mentions in:
Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Law [H8451 TORAH], till ALL be fulfilled.
Has ALL been fulfilled yet? NO! That’s why we are having this briefing — To know WHO IS in charge here! As the INSTRUCTIONS are coming down to you and me, YESHUA identifies HIMself by:
Revelation 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
WHOA HOSS! Did our MESSIAH actually speak Greek? If so, where is IT WRITTEN? “Alpha and Omega” is a translation for the original, which I believe, was written in HEBREW; and, my belief is based on HIM speaking to Paul on the Damascus road:
Acts 26:14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
This is very important to understand, as another LINK in our Chain of Command. If “Alpha and Omega” should ACTUALLY BE the Hebrew “Aleph and Tav” and if Isaiah is CORRECT by saying:
Isaiah 46:8 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.
Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like ME,
Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done [but; RIGHT NOW, that declaration IS looking you and me RIGHT-IN-THE-FACE!], saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all MY pleasure:
If Isaiah is, indeed, correct (which I believe he IS), then the ancient “Aleph and Tav” should be revealed “from the beginning” AND HE IS!!! Genesis 1:1 is as close to the BEGINNING as we can get; and, it says:
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Most of us know that by heart; but what most of us don’t know is that those who translated “Aleph and Tav” as “Alpha and Omega” have disconnected us and actually B-R-O-K-E-N our CHAIN-of-COMMAND, FROM the BEGINNING until we no longer SEE our MESSIAH in Genesis 1:1 !!! Here’s what Genesis 1:1 ACTUALLY SAYS:
Bere’shiyt.........bara........’Elohiym...'et.....hashamayim....v'et... ha'aretz. In beginning...created.. ’Elohiym....(*)....the heaven........and...the earth.
And, for more info on this verse:
Apparently contracted from H226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely): - (As such unrepresented in English.)
Probably from H225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.: - mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.
1. a person, especially a young one, endowed with exceptional qualities or abilities.
Similar: child genius genius wonder child mastermind virtuoso wunderkind whiz kid
· an impressive or outstanding example of a particular quality.
· an amazing or unusual thing, especially one out of the ordinary course of nature.
YESH-OO-AW’ = YHVH’s Salvation Jesus is “The WORD” [ALL that The FATHER has said! AND, The FATHER’s SON was] made flesh (John 1:14) and by HIM we have all of creation (John 1:3) and there HE is in Genesis 1:1 ! But, when we read “Alpha and Omega” we are disconnected from our ETERNAL Messiah, by the Greek; and, it’s all Greek to those who do not know HIS Hebrew. By HIS “CHAIN of COMMAND,” we learn that:
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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).)
Subjecting Ourselves to Governing Authorities (Romans 13:1-7) (Should we be subjecting ourselves to the governing authorities even if they go against the Torah? What did Paul mean by his statements in Romans 13:1-7?)
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I have decided to take some time to talk about an issue not addressed very often in the western church. One reason is that the whole subject of foods is considered obsolete and irrelevant to the modern church. It is seen by modern theologians as a command only to the Israel of long ago. To a dark, fuzzy, foggy, past, when God looked like the painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Back when they needed THOSE kind of laws in order to please the angry demiurge and satisfy his spiteful whims. Food laws were given to an ignorant Israel which did not have the advantage or knowledge of modern food processing and enriched bread. To a nation that obviously had a different digestive system. To an inferior race of people with less than adequate physical properties. Who were lazy workers and needed a day off every week. A nation of wine bibbers and gluttons separated from the rest of humanity lest they contaminate us. Heil Hitler! I'm sorry. I got a little carried away.
I am hoping that with some knowledge of the past lessons we can move on to why God's instructions for our health are so vital and, yes, contemporary. But there is, by reason of our cultural training, a need to address a few New Testament scriptures that have been twisted to allegedly teach that Y'shua died on the cross to end the dietary laws. Does that not already sound absurd? I believe this is a very important subject, as our health affects virtually every area of our life. We need to decide now whether our diet is to be managed by cultural dictates and whims or by our Creator. I plan to spend a great deal of time on the 11th chapter of Vayikra (Leviticus), what it means to us and how we can apply these often misunderstood instructions to our lives right now.
We are going to begin by addressing a few of the most popular verses used by those who teach that God's dietary instructions have been done away with. Let's start with the words of Y'shua.
Mark 7:1-23 "Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who came from Jerusalem. And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the traditions of the elders. And when they come from the market place, expect they wash, they eat not. And many other things there are, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, bronze vessels and of tables. Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands? He answered and said unto them, Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you HYPOCRITES, as it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. However, in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups; and many other such things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. For Moses said, Honor thy father and mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death ... And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me, every one of you, and understand: There is nothing from outside of a man that, entering into him, can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. And he said unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatever thing from outside entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; Because it entereth not unto his heart, but into the stomach, and goeth out into the draught, purging all FOODS? And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, and evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."
Whew! That is quite a mouthful. Well, this is a classic example of how backwards interpreting is applied by modern day thinkers. Instead of going back to the foundation of New Testament words, the Old Testament, modern day commentators apply what we are practicing today and take that back to this text. Jesus said, they say, that NOTHING you put in your mouth can defile you, and that ALL things are now clean when they enter your stomach. And how do we know this? Because we are eating ALL things today! Well let us go back to the dictionary of the New Testament and see if this is Biblical. There are two things we will define. Remember that the testimony of the Book of Acts is that all teaching and sermons by the Jewish disciples were weighed against the testimony of the Old Testament (Acts 17:11).
THE WASHING OF HANDS
This is not specifically defined in the Old Testament because it is part of the "fence" that the ancient sages had placed around Torah. The Pharisees continued in the tradition of upholding this fence which was originally intended to protect or "keep" God's words from being changed or perverted by the pagan nations. But as it is with most things "man" sets out to do, it became a yoke that no man could bear. The washing of hands is not a reference to our cleansing of hands to rid them of germs. That is just common sense. Y'shua was referring to the unbiblical ceremonial Al netilat yadayim, ritual washing of hands and utensils. The Pharisees and scribes taught that if you did not run flowing water over each hand, one at a time, and over the pots and cups then you were ceremonially defiled and when you touched the food it was also defiled. These same men were focusing on ritual uncleanness and ignoring the weightier matters of Torah or God's commandments. The scribes had a special two-handled bowl that was used to pour clean water over each hand without touching the bowl. This would make the food clean as well. By spending inordinate amounts of attention on these unbiblical rituals, they were neglecting their fathers and mothers. These Pharisees were NOT obeying the commandments of God, as they were described by the prophet Isaiah. If their hearts were right with God then they would have obeyed His words and not drifted off into unbiblical traditions. Sound familiar?