Truth — 11/20/2021
THE TWO HOUSES OF ISRAEL
This is Part 5 of Part 8 of our study on The Two Houses of Israel. If you missed Part 1, click HERE. If you missed Part 2, click HERE. If you missed Part 3, click HERE. If you missed Part 4, click HERE.
Yeshua didn’t just die for the Jews, but He also died for those “children of Yahweh who were scattered abroad.” Anyone who knows the history of Israel as revealed in the Old Testament knows that those children who were scattered abroad (by Yahweh Himself) were the lost House of Israel. It is interesting (and prophetic) that right after this prophecy was given, Yeshua went into a city called Ephraim, which is also the symbolic name for the children of Yahweh who had been scattered into all nations.
Earlier, we read in the Tanakh (Old Testament) from the prophetic book of Hosea about how Yahweh would punish the House of Israel (Samaria) for their sins. We saw that Hosea’s three children born to him by Gomer were symbolically named to describe the fate of Ephraim: Jezreel (“Yah sows”) described Yahweh’s future sowing of the House of Israel throughout all the nations; Lo-Ruhamah (“no mercy”) showed that Yahweh was not going to have mercy on Israel for a period of time; and Lo-Ammi (“not my people”) revealed that those from the House of Israel would not be known as Yahweh’s people for a time.
But the prophecies from Hosea also show that a time would come when Yahweh would regather His children and have mercy on them once again. Just to set the stage, let’s recap a few of the pertinent passages from Hosea that speak of this time of forgiveness:
Hosea 1:10 “Yet the number of the children of Yisra’ĕl shall be as the sand of the sea, which is not measured nor counted. And it shall be in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ they shall be called, ‘You are the sons of the living Ěl.’ ” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis added]
Hosea 2:19-23 “ “19 And I shall take you as a bride unto Me forever, and take you as a bride unto Me in righteousness, and in right-ruling, and kindness and compassion. 20 And I shall take you as a bride unto Me in trustworthiness, and you shall know יהוה (Yahweh). 21 And it shall be in that day that I answer,” declares יהוה (Yahweh), “that I answer the heavens, and they answer the earth, 22 and the earth answer the grain and the new wine and the oil, and they answer Yizreʽĕl (Jezreel). 23 And I shall sow her for Myself in the earth, and I shall have compassion on her who had not obtained compassion. And I shall say to those who were not My people, ‘You are My people,’ while they say, ‘My Elohim!’ ” ” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis and comments added]
Now that we have reacquainted ourselves with the principal prophecy about the restoration of the House of Israel (Ephraim), let’s look at a few passages from the New Testament that speak of this event. We’ll start in the introduction to Peter’s first general epistle. It is addressed to an interesting group:
1 Peter 1:1 “Kĕpha (Peter), an emissary of יהושע (Yeshua or Yahshua) Messiah, to the chosen, strangers of the dispersion in Pontos, Galatia, Kappadokia (Cappadocia), Asia, and Bithunia (Bithynia),” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis and comments added]
Who was Peter writing to? Most scholars interpret his introduction to mean that he was writing to messianic Jews who remained outside the Holy Land. However, these Jews could not rightfully be considered “exiles” at the time Peter wrote. The legal decrees of Persian kings Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes (recorded in the book of Ezra), issued some five centuries earlier, meant that these Jews were no longer officially exiled from Judea. However, the Israelites who were conquered and taken into captivity by Assyria were never formally released from their exile. Therefore, we see that Peter was not speaking here to Diaspora Jews, as the common interpretation of this verse assumes, but rather to Israelite exiles dispersed throughout Asia Minor who had accepted Yeshua as the Messiah!
Now let’s look at a very revealing passage in 1 Peter 2:
1 Peter 2:1-10 “1 Having put aside, then, all evil, and all deceit, and hypocrisies, and envyings, and all evil words, 2 as newborn babes, desire the unadulterated milk of the Word, in order that you grow by it, 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Master is good. 4 Drawing near to Him, a living Stone – rejected indeed by men, but chosen by Elohim and precious – 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up, a spiritual house, a set-apart (Holy) priesthood, to offer up spiritual slaughter offerings acceptable to Elohim through יהושע (Yeshua or Yahshua) Messiah. 6 Because it is contained in the Scripture, “See, I lay in Tsiyon a chief corner-stone, chosen, precious, and he who believes on Him shall by no means be put to shame.” (see Isaiah 28:16) 7 This preciousness, then, is for you who believe; but to those who are disobedient, “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner-stone,” (see Psalm 118:22) 8 and “A stone of stumbling and a rock that makes for falling,” (see Isaiah 8:14) who stumble because they are disobedient (see John 3:36, Hebrews 3:18) to the Word, to which they also were appointed. 9 But you are a chosen race (generation), a royal priesthood, a set-apart (Holy) nation, a people for a possession, that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light, 10 who once were (Lo-Ami) Not a People, but now the people of Elohim (God); who(Lo-Ruchamah) Had Not Obtained Compassion (Mercy), but now obtained compassion (rachamim).” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis and comments added]
SIDE NOTE: In the “Restoration Scriptures-True Name Edition” Bible, I captured a footnote on Lo-Ami from 1 Peter 2:10 as follows:
In times past, Efrayim-Yisrael alone was called Lo-Ami by YHWH. Today the non-Jews in the exile who now believe in Yisrael’s Messiah, are called the former Lo-Ami, or “Not My People” pronounced in Hosea 1:9 and Hosea 2:23. Peter quotes Hosea directly and attributes these prophecies about the ten tribes as finding full fulfillment in the non-Jewish Yisraelite believers in the exile, who are coming to the faith, in order to form a royal priesthood. This answers the rhetorical question of whether Peter knew about the two houses being restored.
In verse 9, Peter paraphrases Yahweh’s words to Israel (Exodus 19:6) and applies them to those Gentiles in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia who were accepting Yeshua. In the original passage, Yahweh told Moses that the House of Jacob, the children of Israel, would be “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” IF they obeyed Him. In verse 10, Peter again uses a scriptural reference from the book of Hosea originally meant for the House of Israel that had become “not a people” and to whom Yahweh showed “no mercy.”
There are really only two ways to understand what Peter says here. He was either implying that the Gentiles who were coming into the 1st-century Church were “replacing” the lost Israelites and inheriting the promises of Yahweh in their stead (a form of replacement theology), OR he was showing that those who were coming into the Church in these areas were actually members of the “lost tribes” who were then being regathered into Israel through Messiah Yeshua.
The writings of Paul show that the second option is the most likely. Let’s look at Paul’s comments to the Romans to support this understanding:
Romans 9:22-26 “22 And if Elohim, desiring to show wrath, and to make His power known, with much patience tolerated the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 and that He might make known the riches of His esteem on vessels of compassion, which He had prepared beforehand for esteem, 24 even whom He called, not only us of the Yehuḏim (Jews), but also of the gentiles? 25 As He says in Hoshĕa too, “I shall call them My people, who were not My people, and her beloved, who was not beloved.” 26 And it shall be in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ there they shall be called sons of the living Elohim.” (The Scriptures Translation) [Emphasis and comment added]
In this passage, Paul quotes from the prophecy of Hosea that we read earlier about the eventual recovery of the Israelites (Ephraim and the tribes associated with him) who were cast away by Yahweh for their sins (Hosea 1:10). Unless Paul too was using this prophetic Scripture to show that Yahweh was replacing the lost Israelites spoken of by Hosea, the Gentiles he referred to must have been descendants of those 10 lost tribes.
This concludes our study of Part 5 of Part 8 on The Two Houses of Israel. Stay tuned for Part 6.
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE
November 8, 2021
First Samuel 1 – 4 Revelation 11 – 14
Hundreds and thousands of mile posts zip by, as we travel this road of life, each marking the distance traveled; but, where did we start? Where are we going?? What are we doing??? In what do I pledge my allegiance????
As a youngster, I pledged allegiance “to the flag.” When inducted into the military, I pledged allegiance to defend this nation against ALL enemies — “foreign AND DOMESTIC.” When I gave my ETERNAL LIFE to The ALMIGHTY, I pledged allegiance to HIM — and… what EXACTLY does that mean? The following bivouac sets the stage:
1 Samuel 4:2 And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.
1 Samuel 4:3 And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.
When I was reading this, I had flashbacks of the Exodus when Egypt pursued Israel into the Red Sea WITH THEIR PRIESTHOOD — because Egypt wanted their gods with them in the battle to insure the WIN! Deep sea video footage has shown us a gold plated FOUR spoke Egyptian chariot wheel on the bottom of the Red Sea. Historians have determined that this was not the Pharaoh’s wheel nor that of the army; but, it was that of their priests who were there to ensure the WIN — BUT, they, TOO, were defeated by The GOD of Israel.
Mileposts of wilderness wandering have come and gone. The walls of Jericho have fallen to The GOD of Israel. The Promised Land was, indeed, flowing with milk and honey (which means that the crops were abundant for the bees to pollinate and abundant flocks and herds were multiplying and giving much milk) and this was ALL the blessing of The GOD of Israel. Now there is a war. Do we pledge our allegiance to a religious object or to The GOD of Israel?
Religious object? While on our recent road trip, at a fuel stop, a fellow on the other side of my fuel island was intrigued with “Pete” and came near to visit. We discussed The GOD of Israel. He was on his way to his girlfriend’s new apartment with his gift of a plaque that says:
Joshua 24:15 … as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
He joyfully showed me the plaque and I said, “NICE TOUCH!” :o)))
Yes, nice touch; and yet, what does the first part of that verse tell us?
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD,
choose you this day whom ye will serve;
whether the gods which your fathers served
that were on the other side of the flood,
or the gods of the Amorites,
in whose land ye dwell: but…”
Is a “nice touch” plaque as good as The ARK of The COVENANT? Israel LOST the war with the Palestinians because their allegiance was to the ARK/PLAQUE instead of The GOD of Israel. I asked the fellow if he had ever read the entire Holy Bible cover-to-cover as-it-is-written and he said, “No.” How could he possibly KNOW about “as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD” if he does not KNOW how to serve in SPIRIT and TRUTH?? Honoring The LORD’s Feasts are The LORD’s COMMANDMENTS (see John 14:15 If ye love ME, keep MY Commandments.); but, the fellow at the pump had no clue. Quickly, very quickly, I gave him a few tips about the importance of The FEASTS. He and I both seemed blessed by this brief visit; and then, MaraDale and I traveled on home.
Is Revelation 13:6 speaking to us about the conversation I had with the man at the pump? This is about the antichrist and his religions, TODAY, that speak against The LORD’s FEASTS:
Revelation 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Revelation 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme HIS Name, and HIS Tabernacle, … [WHOA! STOP!!]
HIS Tabernacle? At the fuel stop, the man with the plaque knew NOTHING about The LORD’s TABERNACLE! Most religious people TODAY don’t hava clue either! The ARK of The COVENANT was taken from us because man had trusted in it rather than The LORD. The Tabernacle was taken from us because man trusted in it rather than The LORD.
The ARK of The COVENANT and The LORD’s TABERNACLE are to be in us.! These are The WORDs spoken to us in ALL languages on Mt. Moriah on The LORD’s FEAST of SHAVUOT/Pentecost when the flaming tongues of FIRE burned these things into the hearts of the few who PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE to The GOD of Israel!!! Is the FEAST of TABERNACLES a religious ritual OR is it our rehearsal for rapidly approaching global events?? Again, most folks have nary a clue; BUT, WE have this opportunity to BE INFORMED:
1 Samuel 3:19 And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.
1 Samuel 3:20 And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.
1 Samuel 3:21 And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed HIMself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.
“words” and “the word” were translated from the Hebrew “dâbâr” H1697 דּבר Dalet, Beit, Resh: Dalet is a door. Beit is a house. Resh is our head; hence, the word of our FATHER’s HOUSE/TABERNACLE should come out of the DOOR in our HEAD!!! :o)))
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SPIRIT FROM THE LORD
November 19, 2021
First Samuel 19 Matthew 6
These two chapters are no mere snack-for-thought; but, these 2 chapters are a BANQUET of royal fine dining! I have to confess (based on the fact that I have been hoodwinked in the past) that I am in the process of “VETTING” this whole “GREATER EXODUS” concept. If you think I am a “doubting Thomas,” the following may be the substance of your thinking:
In the early 1980s, I was selected to play the part of Thomas in a “LAST SUPPER pageant.” Each of the 12 Apostles went, one-by-one, to the lectern, up front, at the side of the stage, and gave a verbal presentation about the life of the Apostle they were dressed as; and then, each would go behind the curtain which was stretched across the front of the stage. After the last Apostle had spoken and gone behind the curtain, the curtain was opened and there we were as a LIVING portrait of the painting by Leonardo da Vinci:
I can still hear the GASP of the audience! Yes, I played the part of “doubting Thomas.” All too often, I have dashed headlong into concepts with “zeal” but without “knowledge” as:
Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they [even I?] have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
As I read my ongoing Bible chapters each morning, knowledge is what I am trying to glean. The following is my HARVEST for today:
When we think of “the spirit of the LORD,” what comes to mind? This may shock you, as it did me:
1 Samuel 19:9 And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, …
WHAT? ! “the evil spirit from the LORD” ??? !!! Yes. And, having read to this point, IN CONTEXT, we know that YHVH had anointed Saul and Saul was transformed:
1 Samuel 10:1-6 … [Samuel speaking] And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee [Saul], and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man [even a prophet!].
Reading on, we see that Saul violates The LORD until “the evil spirit from the LORD” comes upon Saul and we see the cause and effect. It’s just that simple; and, this echoes into the New Testament:
Hebrews 6:4-6 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good WORD of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance [is impossible]; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put HIM to an open shame.
Hence, and for this reason:
Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing
to fall into the hands of The LIVING GOD.
Is it possible to descend without falling? Three passages of Scripture come to mind:
1 Samuel 19:12 So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.
Joshua 2:15 Then she [Rahab] let them [the 2 Israeli spies in Jericho] down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall. [and they escaped]
2 Corinthians 11:33 And through a window in a basket was I [Apostle Paul] let down by the wall, and escaped his [the Governor of Damascus’] hands.
We’re talkin’ about ESCAPE here. It seems to be much more prevalent throughout the entire Holy Bible than the concept of a “pre-tribulation rapture;” and yet, the Darby/Scofield “pre-trib” rapture theory was taught to me in my youth and for decades. As they say, “It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks.” :o/ Possibly I’m of the “dog” bent as the woman whom YESHUA Jesus called a “dog”:
Matthew 15:26-28 But HE answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. Then YESHUA Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
Was my reading, this morning, a TEST? As I am “vetting” the concept of The GREATER Exodus [not for the sake of doubting; but, for the sake of ZEAL WITH KNOWLEDGE! hence, as I was reading], the WORDs of our MESSIAH took center stage in my mind:
Matthew 6:24-25 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon [G3126 wealth, avarice = extreme greed]. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
I love Monte Judah’s teaching about The GREATER Exodus and how The LORD will provide food and water AND THAT The LORD does NOT promise us that HE will provide us with shelter. S-C-R-E-E-C-H — STOP. Is “raiment” a “shelter/sukkah”? Maybe I won’t need to take my own tent… ya think? I pondered this. I really did :o/ Is tent/sukkah and “raiment” synonymous? I went to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance and found that this use of the WORD “raiment” is G1742 from the Greek word en’-doo-mah and means outer robe, clothing, garment (and when used in context of Matthew 6:24-25, it becomes somewhat clear that YESHUA Jesus is talking about Calvin Klein designer duds and not a SUKKAH). Case-in-point: When I read “Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for …”, I paused and prayed that The LORD would give me clear understanding of what I am to BELIEVE. Then I went back to my reading and VOILA! Answer to prayer: Verse 31 began opening my window of vision:
Matthew 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
“clothed” took me to the first Exodus, from Egypt, and the “en’-doo-mah outer robe, clothing, garment” of “Deuteronomy 29:5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.” This is speaking very specifically of personal attire and NOT TIPITENTS = SUKKAHS!
Yepper — I (we?) are being tested; however, IT IS AN OPEN BOOK TEST! If only we would open the BOOK and read it all!! Because:
Matthew 6:32-34 (For after all these things [designer duds, gourmet food, and hi-dollar vino] do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
“evil thereof”? “Second verse same as the first”
1 Samuel 19:9 And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, …
And all who do NOT obey The LORD’s Instructions for LIFE = TORAH are missing the boat, that The LORD’s forgiveness is contingent on:
Matthew 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
This is either a BIG PILL TO SWALLOW or an all-day-lollipop upon which to savor the flavor ETERNALLY!!! Why? Now is the time to review for This “OPEN BOOK TEST” which will very likely take some of us into a camp of The GREATER Exodus, sOOn, and how the “Tribulation SAINTS” will survive — is contingent on this all-day-lollipop :o))) Thank you, Lion & Lamb Ministries for your teachings. ABBA’s WORD is more than candy-on-a-stick, it is STEAK & TATERS for our eternal SPIRITS!!! And:
Just last night, with the THREE AND A HALF hour partial lunar eclipse, in LIGHT of Genesis 1:14, Isaiah 46:10 & Revelation 1:3 — all I saw was the points of the moon faciing NORTH. Is this a sign/signal about prophecy declared FROM THE BEGINNING??? Little remaining time is of the essence, while:
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(as in HOWdy :o)
November 17, 2021
First Samuel 17 Matthew 4
Hollywood cowboy & Indian movies would have us believe that Native Americans hold up one hand and say, “How.” Native Americans are much smarter than that. Possibly you have heard about the Chief who had an incredible memory. It is said that an east coast government official went west and met this Chief with amazing memory. The official asked the Chief, “What do you eat for breakfast?” The Chief replied, “Eggs.” The official returned to Washington D.C. and after more than a decade, the official decided to go west again; and lo and behold, the official saw this same Chief (after all those years) and the official held up his hand and said, “How” and the Chief replied, “Scrambled.”
When they hold up their hand, the reason is more intelligently thought to be for finger count — see — I have 5 fingers. HOW many do you have? SIX finger GIANTS were in these United States and there are ancient stone wall picture carvings of 6 toes, 6 fingers as well as smaller pictures of 5 toes and 5 fingers:
Tom Horn, the late Cris Putnam, the late Chuck Missler, Timothy Alberino, Steve Quayle, et al provide amazing information about the Nephilim GIANTS on this American continent, and WHY the Native Americans from the Four Corners area, especially the “cliff dwellings,” evacuated that area VERY RAPIDLY. What does this have to do with GOLIATH in First Samuel 17? The valley of Elah, where David slew GOLIATH, is in Israel, against the West Bank of the Philistines (current day Palestinians) — where there is NOT a mountain high enough to see Mesa Verde, Colorado; and yet, we read:
Matthew 4:8 Again [in Israel], the devil taketh HIM YESHUA up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth HIM all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
This one verse is a TREASURE CHEST of information! In the mid 1970s, I went spelunking in “Horsethief Cave” in the Big Horn Mountain of Wyoming:
When I went “INTO” that “MOUNTAIN” the darkness was the absolute ABSENCE of light and I literally could not see my hand in front of my face! (without, of course, artificial light) Much less could I see the other side of this Earth! When Matthew 4:8 says “into [not atop, but INTO] an exceeding high mountain,” this is speaking of another realm, not our normal 3 dimensional Mt Everest, Pike’s Peak, BIG HORN, etc. but “mountain” means to rise above, take away, see Strong’s G3735 & G3733 “as a bird rising in the air.” The “air”? YES! The evil one tempting YESHUA is:
Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the “AIR”, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
The “mountain” INTO which hasatan took YESHUA is that spiritual realm of DISOBEDIENCE!! and our MESSIAH shows us HOW to respond by quoting TORAH all 3 times:
Matthew 4:4 But HE answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
HE is quoting (as we should)
Deuteronomy 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna [the BREAD of LIFE from Heaven], which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that HE might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Again, the second time:
Matthew 4:7 YESHUA Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Again, the second time, HE is quoting (as we should)
Deuteronomy 6:16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted HIM in Massah.
And again, the THIRD TIME:
Matthew 4:10 Then saith YESHUA Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and HIM only shalt thou serve.
And again, the THIRD TIME, HE is quoting (as we should)
Deuteronomy 6:13 Thou shalt fear [H3372 reverence (worship)] the LORD thy God, and serve HIM, and shalt swear by HIS name.
Deuteronomy 6:14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;
Deuteronomy 6:15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
Deuteronomy 6:16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
Deuteronomy 6:17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and HIS testimonies, and HIS statutes, which HE hath commanded thee.
Deuteronomy 6:18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers,
Deuteronomy 6:19 To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath spoken.
This spiritual battle field is exactly what our Apostle Paul is telling us about in Ephesians, especially chapter 6. David is ON this battle field, against a SIX toed, SIX fingered GIANT and Samuel’s SECOND REMINDER says:
SECOND Samuel 21:20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant [GOLIATH, who is now DEAD, right?].
2 Samuel 21:21 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David [we’re in the same venue next generation as when David slew GOLIATH; but now, David’s nephew takes courage in The LORD and] slew him [GOLIATH’s son? I tend to think so].
2 Samuel 21:22 [GOLIATH and] These four [account for the FIVE smooth stones David put in his shepherd’s pouch, right? and these 4] were born to the giant [GOLIATH being “THE GIANT” which is most HIStorical, right?] in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants [could it be that David’s “servants” are now his older brothers and their sons; in the same LIGHT as Joseph’s older brothers, who originally scorned Joseph but later, with their sons, bowed to Joseph? Again, I think so :o))].
what’s all this got to do with us, TODAY?
As I ponder the concept of The GREATER Exodus, OUR journey to The PROMISED LAND from ALL nations around the globe — “HOW” do we prepare? What INTEL is The WORD of GOD giving us? Let’s review:
David did not have a sword, spear, shield, nor bread; and yet because there was “A CAUSE!”, David slew the GIANT with the humble necessities of a shepherd, including AND ESPECIALLY reverence for The ALMIGHTY GOD of Israel!!!
David did not invent a new weapon of war. NO. David was valiant in the teachings of Moses. YESHUA did not invent a new weapon of war. NO. YESHUA was valiant in the teachings of Moses. What’s our excuse? Matthew 26:52 “Then said YESHUA Jesus unto him [Peter, with one of the two metal blades in Luke 22:38 when YESHUA said something like That WILL BE ENOUGH OF THAT! because HE was speaking of The SWORD of The SPIRIT, The TORAH!], Put up again thy sword [metal blade] into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” That which is good enough for Moses, David, and YESHUA is good enough for me. How about you?
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Walking in the Spirit (If you have ever wondered just what it means to walk in the Spirit, then this teaching may be just what your looking for. Join us as we turn to the Scriptures in looking for the biblical definition of this topic.)
The Church: His Model (Few know that the Bible details the intended structure for the Body of the Messiah. Even fewer might realize that our Lord really cares how we choose to organize ourselves. Certainly a sensitive topic, this teaching presents a conclusion far different than the norm. We pray it offers much to consider, and only brings us closer to our Father.)
The Church: His Model - FAQ (To compliment our teaching “The Church: His Model” we have released a Frequently Asked Questions follow up to assist in offering additional clarity on this complicated and controversial subject. In this presentation we are going to respond to a large number of questions surrounding this topic that we did not get covered in the main teaching. Some of these questions include: *Does the Moses Model work? *Are you saying that there are no authorities? *Do you believe there is anyone over the head of the husband? *What about Paul appointing elders? Does this mean Paul had more authority? *What about Hebrews 13:7 and 13:17? *What is the Hebraic difference in the usage of elder, shepherd, or pastor? *How did Moses set up his elders? Before you proceed with the rest of this teaching, we ask that you watch the teaching titled, “The Church: His Model” first.)
The Apocalypse Of Ezra The Scribe: The Globalist's Removed This From The Bible For A Reason (This Book was a part of the Biblical Canon up until relatively recently, however it was removed because the Globalist's did not want people to understand the wisdom it contains. Not only did this Old Testament Prophet predict the birth of Jesus Christ the Messiah and how the blessings God gave to Israel would be transferred to a new people, but it also details what we are facing right now. As we are the generation who is living through the "End Times" it is of the utmost importance for Christians to rediscover the truth that has been hidden from them by the Luciferian Elite. NOTE: click HERE for the pdf version of this book.)
The Book of Enoch - End Time Prophecy From Before The Flood (The book of Enoch is an ancient book which has been proven to date back to at least the time before Christ, although I personally believe that it legitimately originates from a time before the flood. The Ethiopian Amharic Bible includes it, and fragments of the book of Enoch were also discovered with the Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran. The Book of Enoch was not written for ancient times, it states right in the beginning that it was written for "a far off generation". It was written for NOW. NOTE: click HERE for the pdf version of this book.)
In part three we skimmed the surface as to the defining of the weak and the strong. Romans 14 is always used by modern scholarship to show that Sha’ul [Paul] is changing God's instructions, with His divine permission of course. Why is it that when the New Testament mentions eating, drinking or observance of days, that we automatically ASSUME that this is referring to the kashrut laws or the Sabbath? Sha’ul is writing this epistle to the gentiles in Rome! These are also new believers in the Lord. We have already seen how new ignorant (without knowledge) believers are to be handled in Acts chapter 15. The Apostles concluded that new believers were to abstain from pagan activities and go to synagogue every week to learn the word from Moses, and that the "Jewish" believers were to abstain from bombarding them with regulations they were not ready to handle. They also condemned the "Jewish" believers who still did not understand that redemption (the new birth) was not faith plus circumcision, or faith plus obedience to Torah.
Romans chapter 14 follows Sha’ul's instructions about service to God in chapter 12 and 13. Our bodies are to be a "living sacrifice, HOLY and acceptable unto God..." He explains how they all have different ministries in the body. In 12:9 he teaches that they are to abhor that which is evil and cling to that which is good. It is Torah that defines what is evil and what is good. He exhorts these new Roman believers to be subject to their rulers and do that which is good in chapter 13. In 13:8-10 Sha’ul defines loving thy neighbor, as Yochanan (John) also defines love in his first epistle. "Owe no man any thing, but to love one another; for he that loves another has fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly COMPREHENDED in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love works no ill to its neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law."
The word "comprehended" is from the Greek word anakephalaiomai. Say that five times real fast! This word means to sum up or to gather. It is also used in Ephesians 1:10 and translated there as to "gather together in one". Sha’ul, being a Jew and most knowledgable in the Scriptures, is teaching these new believers what the command to love thy neighbor as thyself means. It means not to covet his neigbhors things or wife, or to steal from him or murder him, etc. Yeshua also explains this when He answers the scribes about the two great commandments. He SUMS UP the commandments in the Old Testament in the two commandments to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself. He is not replacing all the commandments but GATHERING them up. This was a common understanding in Hebrew thought and would have been required knowledge for any "Messiah" candidate.
In Romans 14 we come to the "weak in the faith". Sha’ul is about to give instructions concerning the weak in the faith, who were defined in the previous lesson. He begins:
"Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believes that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs. Let not him that eats despise him that eats not: and let not him who eats not judge him that eats; for God hath received him."
The context is clear, Sha’ul is addressing how to receive the weak in the faith. Right here is where modern scholarship makes it's first faulty assumption. They ASSUME that Sha’ul is contrasting the STRONG in the faith with the WEAK in the faith. There is no mention whatsoever to the strong in the faith, only the weak in the faith. In verse 2 a comma is inserted in the text which gives the appearance of this contrast, but the text, I believe, does not call for this contrast, (i.e. the strong in the faith verses the weak), but rather the weak verses the weak. Sha’ul is not comparing himself, a Torah observant Jewish believer, to the new gentile believers, but rather addressing the problems that weak brothers are experiencing among themselves. Back to the comma. Verse 2 can read, and should read according to the ongoing context:
"For one believes that he may eat all things; another who is weak, eats herbs."
This flows with the context of dealing with weak brothers. Sha’ul does not personally place himself in the context until verse 14. Here he says "I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Yeshua, that nothing is unclean of itself; but to him that esteems anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean."
Then he goes on to say in verse 15 that if a brother be grieved with your FOOD, now walkest thou not in love. Destroy not him with your FOOD, for whom the Messiah died. This is the exact same conversation that Sha’ul had with the new believers in Corinth in chapter 10. This is in reference to believers eating FOOD sacrificed to idols, and that this FOOD is not defiled, for idols are nothing. But Sha’ul's conclusion is the same. If the immature believer esteems this as unclean then the mature brother needs to understand this and not offend a new believer with FOOD. Then Sha’ul goes on to say that the kingdom of God is not FOOD and drink but, righteousness, an