The Pathway of Words and the Everlasting Covenant of Salt
Christians and Jews sitting together at the Passover Seder Table of Yeshua is YHWH God’s will.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat of its fruit.
First Corinthians 14: 8. For if the Shofar gives out an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for the battle?
Habakkuk 2: 2 And Yahweh Elohim answered me, and said, “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that reads it.”
First John 4:1 Beloved Yisrael, do not believe every ruach [spirit], but test all the ruachim [spirits], whether they are of Yahweh because many false neviim [prophets] have gone out into the olam hazeh [religious world system].
Growth takes place whenever a challenge evokes a successful response that, in turn, evokes a further and different challenge. We have not found any intrinsic reason why this process should not repeat itself indefinitely, even though a majority of civilizations have failed, as a matter of historical fact.
Arnold J. Toynbee, a study of history.
“When one begins with a false premise based upon a preconceived worldview; then everything downstream of that premise will also be wrong. It matters not if that sideroad is learned from other theory-logians or cooked up by the individual him/her-self; it is still wrong.” Remember Einstein’s prophetic words, “The problems in the world today are so enormous they cannot be solved with the level of thinking that created them.” This includes religious thought, doctrines, dogma and the rabbinic traditions of men. You cannot enroll a duck into a school for eagles. James Talbott, the wilderness Teacher.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil, To one who is striking at the root.
Henry D. Thoreau.
Both with Jews and with Non-Jews; the Battle for TRUTH is the most important battle that we can fight today.
Benjamin Netanyahu, former and present Prime Minister of Israel
Let us read the text in terms of what they say,
not what we have to superimpose on these texts.
We will come to this very distinct conclusion.
If the facts and arguments embodied in this work should convince the candid reader; as I trust that they will, that the dispersed Northern 10 tribes of Israel, referred to as Ephraim, are indeed the representatives and lineal descendents of the Ten Tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel; his attention will naturally revert to the prophecies which relate, either wholly or in part, to the House of Israel; and he will return to their perusal with increased interest, perhaps with clearer light. It is to be hoped, also, that he will excuse the author, if, under such circumstances, he has allowed his mind to range somewhat widely over the field of prophecy, and has appeared to encroach upon the peculiar province of the Biblical critic. Whatever may be thought of these speculations, it should be remembered that they in no way affect the facts that we have adduced in relation to the main question to the examination of which this work is chiefly devoted. I would remark that if my humble efforts prove to be the means of increasing the interest which has begun to be awakened in behalf of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel scattered among the nations and within Christianity; I shall return with renewed zeal to my arduous labors, cheered with the anticipation that a brighter day is about to dawn upon the remnant of Israel which is left from Assyria, and, through them, upon the gentile world of today.
Our Lord, Yeshua, repeatedly instructed us: “Be not deceived.” That is an imperative: a command, not simply a suggestion. But how? What are the tools to prevent our being deceived or misled?
The context of a passage is always a primary consideration in the search for understanding of a passage of Scripture. It is often cited, “A verse out of context is a pretext.” And, indeed, one must always maintain an awareness of both who is doing the speaking and the audience being addressed. However, this foundational emphasis can also be a restrictive blindfold to some of a passage’s deeper (and broader) implications.
“About the time of the End, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the [Biblical] Prophecies and insist upon their literal interpretation in the midst of much clamor and opposition.” Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Yirmeyahu [Jeremiah] to All of Yisrael, chapter 36:1-8 says:
“And it came to pass in the fourth year of Y’hoyakim the son of Yoshiyahu melech of Yahudah, that this word came to Yirmeyahu from Yahweh Elohim, saying, Take a scroll, and write in it all the words that I have spoken to you against Yisrael, and against Yahudah, and against all the nations, from the day that I first spoke to you, from the days of Yoshiyahu, even to this day. It may be that Beit Yahudah will hear all the evil, which I purpose to do to him; that they may shuv [turn], every man from his evil Halacha; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin. Then Yirmeyahu called Baruch the son of Neriyahu: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Yirmeyahu all the words of Yahweh, which He had spoken to him, upon a scroll. And Yirmeyahu commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot go into the Bayit of Yahweh: Therefore go, and read from the scroll, all that you have written from my mouth, the words of Yahweh in the hearing of the people in Yahweh’s Bayit upon the fasting day: and also you shall read them in the hearing of all of Yahudah that comes out of their cities.
It could be they will still present their petition before Yahweh Elohim, and will shuv everyone from his evil Halacha: for great is the anger and the wrath that Yahweh has pronounced against this people. And Baruch the son of Neriyahu did according to all that Yirmeyahu the navi commanded him, reading in the scroll the words of Yahweh in Yahweh’s Bayit.”
In the use of Computers, a pathway is a selection process that is used to proceed from a point of beginning such as a Desktop to an end point such as a file or folder. It is a means of finding a product that can then be opened and used to suit the purpose of the person initiating the selection process. This pathway consists of a chain of words arranged in a certain order with arrows [“Yarah” (explained later)] between them. Each word in a path reveals the next necessary word that is required in order to proceed to the predetermined destination and open the desired file or document.
Then, in the broadest sense, every sentence that we speak with our mouths and every sentence that we write down is a pathway, which leads to the revealing of the thoughts and intentions of our hearts and minds.
It has often been said that life is a pathway of each and every persons choosing. That path is expressed to the entire world through our speech and writings. We choose at every moment of our lives to reveal our path to others through spoken and written thoughts and intentions. Our pathway of words is always shaped by circumstances, life changes, personal beliefs; our worldview and our interactions with others, friend or foe.
YAHWEH also has a pathway of words. It is called Holy Scripture. His pathway is different in that it is not defined in any limited sense such as our pathway is, but is absolute, Holy and unlimited in scope. Word paths can both bless or curse. There are many verses in the Apostolic Scriptures (NT) that refer to “Lashan Hara”, which means ‘evil speech’ (especially in the book of James/Ya’akov); demonstrating yet again that the (NT) Nazarene Text is based on ideas elaborated on in the (OT) Tanach and Torah.
Divine PROVIDENCE Decrees our Pathway of words!
People who spread tales:
Slanders or those who gossip about others are unbelievers in YAHWEH, especially within the church or synagogue system. They feel that they have to say something; because there is no god in the world to see the perceived evil that that talebearer sees the other person doing, so the talebearer must “help god out” to bring consequences to the supposed transgressor. But individuals who believe in the Almighty, Eternal One of Israel recognize that it is HIS job to judge the actions and words of others, and not ours, and also that HE is the perfect and ever present Judge.
When all non-Torah observant people within Christianity talk about how difficult or impossible it is to observe the Torah (Law of YAHWEH), they usually mention the difficulty of observing Sabbath, even on the Catholic decreed sun-day, or keeping kosher or other similarly detailed Bible commandments. Yet the Torah commandments that are most difficult to keep among Christians or even among observant Jews (Judah) and are most commonly violated are the laws regarding improper speech, called Lashan Hara. This is a very important part of Yahweh’s Torah instructions and many books have been written on the subject.
Judaism is intensely aware of the power of speech and the harm that can be done through speech. Christians are ignorant on the matter. The Rabbi’s and Sages of Israel note that the universe itself was created through the power of speech. Of the 43 sins enumerated in the Al Chet confession recited on Yom Kippur, 11 are sins committed through speech. The Talmud says that the tongue is an instrument so dangerous that it must be kept hidden from view, behind two protective walls (the lips and teeth) to prevent its misuse. James also says the tongue is evil.
The harm done by speech is even worse than the harm done by stealing or cheating someone financially, because amends can be made for monetary harms, but the harm done by speech can never be repaired, even though forgiven by the hurt party. The effect always lingers in the mind and heart. For this reason, some sources indicate that there is no forgiveness for Lashan Hara (disparaging speech). An old Chasidic tale illustrates this point. A man went about the community telling malicious tales about the Rabbi. Later, he realized the wrong that he had done, and began to feel remorse. He went to the Rabbi and begged his forgiveness, saying that he would do anything to make amends. The Rabbi told the man, “take a feather pillow, cut it open, and scatter the feathers to the winds.” The man thought this to be a strange request, but it was a simple enough task, and he did it gladly. When he returned to tell the Rabbi that he had done it, the Rabbi said, “Now, go and gather all the feathers because, you can no more make amends for the damage that your words have done than you can retrieve all the feathers that you have scattered.”
Speech has been compared to an arrow [yarah]. Once the words are released; like an arrow, they cannot be recalled. The harm that they do cannot be stopped, and the harm that they do cannot always be predicted; for words, like arrows, often go astray.
There are two Mitzvot (commands) in the Torah that specifically addresses improper speech. Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people (Lev. 19:16a), and, ye shall not wrong one another (Lev. 25:17), which according to tradition refers to wronging a person with speech. Tale bearing is, essentially, any gossip. The Hebrew word for talebearer is “rakheel” (Resh-Kaf-Yod-Lamed), which is related to a word meaning “trader” or “merchant.” The idea is that a talebearer is like a merchant, but deals in information rather than goods. In our modern information age, the idea of information as a product has become clearer than ever before, but it is present even in the Torah. It is a violation of this mitzvah to say anything about another person, even if it is true, even if it is not negative, even if it is not secret, even if it hurts no one and even if the person himself would tell the same thing if asked! It is said that the telling of gossip leads to bloodshed, which is why the next words in the Torah are, “you shall not stand aside while your fellow’s blood is shed” (Lev. 19:16b). The story of Do’eig the Edomite in 1 Samuel Ch.21-22 is often used to illustrate the harm that can be done by tale bearing. Do’eig saw Achimelekh the Cohen (priest) give David bread and a sword, a completely innocent act intended to aid a leading member of King Saul’s court. Do’eig reported this act to Saul. Do’eig’s story was completely true, not negative, not secret, and Achimelekh would have told Saul exactly the same thing if asked. In fact, he did so later. Yet Saul misinterpreted this tale as proof that Achimelekh was supporting David in a rebellion, and proceeded to slaughter all but one of the kohanim (priests) at Nob.
The person who listens to gossip is even worse than the person who tells it; because no harm could be done by gossip if no one listened to it. It has been said that Lashan Hara (disparaging speech) kills three: the person who speaks it, the person who hears it, and the person to whom it is told.
In Halakha Law, all things are to be considered as secret unless a person specifically says otherwise. For this reason, you will note that in the Torah, YAHWEH specifically says to Moses, “Speak to the children of Israel, saying:’ or “Speak to the children of Israel and tell them…” If YAHWEH did not specifically say this to Moses, Moses would be forbidden to repeat His words! There is no time limit on secrets. The Talmud tells the story of a student who revealed a secret after 22 years, and was immediately banished from the house of study!
Some sources indicate that Lashan Hara (the evil tongue) is equal in seriousness to murder, idol worship, and incest/ adultery, which are the 3 sins that you cannot violate, even to save a life. These 3 sins are cardinal sins as revealed in the 10 commandments. It is forbidden in Scripture to even imply or suggest negative things about a person, even in jest. It is likewise considered a “shade of Lashan Hara” to say positive things about a person in the presence of his enemies, because this will encourage his enemies to say negative things to contradict you. One who says disparaging things that are false is referred to as a motzi sheim ra, that is, one who spreads a bad report. This person is considered the lowest of the low. It is generally not a sin to repeat things that have been said or told “in the presence of three persons”. The idea is that if it is told in the presence of three persons, it is already public knowledge, and no harm can come from the retelling of it. The scripture says, “In the presence of two or more witnesses, every fact is confirmed.” American law used to use this as precedent, but no more. It has drifted away from its Biblical roots. However, even in this case, you should not repeat it if you know that you would be spreading gossip further.
There are instances where tale bearing is allowed by Torah, its interpretations by the Talmud and by the Sages of Israel. These few exceptions allow or even require tale bearing. A witness in a court of Law, in testimony, is required to do so, because it is a mitzvah to give testimony, and that mitzvah overrides the general prohibition against tale bearing. Thus, a person is required to reveal information, even if it will harm a person in a court of Law.
A person is also required to reveal information to protect a person from immediate, serious harm. For example, if a person hears that others are plotting to kill someone, he is required to reveal that information. That is another reason why the commandment not to go about as a tale bearer is juxtaposed with “you shall not stand aside while your fellow’s blood is shed.”(Lev.19:16b).
Yeshua’s arrest, accusations, trial, condemnation, judgement, sentencing to death by Roman pagans, the march to Golgotha, nailing to the cross and stripping of Yeshua’s body were all in total violation of Torah and Halachic Law and were in violation of Lashan Hara. ONLY when the tree/ stake/ cross was LIFTED UP above the earth, was Scripture taken up again in accordance with Torah, the Tanach and Prophecy; which was again being fulfilled! What part of this do you not understand? In the religious authority’s zeal to kill the Holy one of Israel, they violated their own commandments from YAHWEH even though they were supposed to be experts in interpreting those same Mitzvot! And their masters, the Romans, added the insult of sentencing Yeshua to death under the color of sungod religion pagan law! He DESPISED the SHAME; [spiritual and physical] but SUBMITTED! WHY? So that all things spoken of by the prophets would be fulfilled in himself! The blood of man is required of him, but the blood of Yeshua cleanses us from all unrighteousness. This is a Mitzvah [a commandment accomplished and performed] from the Almighty; fulfilled.
These Mitzvot (commandments) seem difficult at best, or impossible to keep by those people within Christianity who have been falsely taught that “we are not under the Law and therefore can be lawless [Torah-less-ness] because we are under Grace which is given by the same Elohim that gave us the “Law” and enumerated in the Torah law of Grace. This evil, Christian twisted teaching leaves those poor, deceived spirits without the anchor of YAHWEH‘s patterns shown to Moses and the pathways of words in Torah, Tanakh and the B’rit Chadashah [NT] which are our Biblically based instructions and guidance about how we are to present ourselves to others in this world as Yeshua’s children, and as citizens of the Commonwealth of Israel within the embrace of the kingdom of the Almighty. What part of this do you not understand?
The pagan, centuries old replacement theology based teaching has spread like a cancer throughout American society in religion, politics and economics and now has metastasized into a nation wide terminal disease [a Metzora sore] that has our culture gasping at its last breath of truth and life. The natural slanderous depravity in mankind has now been incorporated into our national life in order to meet its demands, and such demands are openly displayed as a lawless attitude with the falsely proclaimed parameter of, “You are able to reach the top rung of society’s ladder of success by weaving the best set of gossip, slander and lies about others”, thereby committing the crime of spiritual murder of your fellow citizens in this “one nation under God”. For instance; calling a Vice Presidential candidate a “pig with lipstick” is taken from a concept in the Koran, the Islamic Holy Book, which states in the language of Lashan Hara, that we all; as non-Muslims, are pigs and monkeys. This hate speech is attributed to one who was given an idol of the Hindu monkey god to wear on his person! If you think that everything is OK in America today; you are wrong. Everything is not OK. America is desperately sick from Lashan Hara and needs deliverance from the Almighty, our creator. What part of this do you not understand?
Galatians 6 says:
Those that keep sowing in the field of their old nature, in order to meet its demands, will eventually reap ruin; but those who keep sowing in the field of the Spirit will reap from the Spirit everlasting life.
Second Kefa [Peter] 2 says:
But among the people there were also false prophets, just as there will be false teachers among you. Under false pretenses they will introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and thus bring on themselves swift destruction. Many will follow their debaucheries; and because of them, the true Way will be maligned. In their greed they will exploit you with fabricated stories. But these people, acting without thinking, like animals without reason, born to be captured and destroyed, insult things about which they have no knowledge. When they are destroyed, their destruction will be total.
Yesha’yahu [Isaiah] 47 says:
“Come down, and sit in the dust, you virgin daughter of Bavel! Sit on the ground, not on a throne, daughter of the Kasdim! No longer are you to be called dainty and delicate. Take the millstones, and grind meal; take off your veil, strip off your skirt, uncover your legs, wade through the streams. Your private parts will be exposed; yes, your shame will be seen. I am going to take vengeance, and no one will stand in my way.”
Revelation 6 says:
Then the earth’s kings, the rulers, the generals, the rich and the mighty — indeed, everyone, slave and free — hid themselves in caves and among the rocks in the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of the One sitting on the throne and from the fury of the Lamb! For the Great Day of their fury has come, and who can stand?”
The clear results of Lashan Hara are delineated for those who follow the Babylonian system that is entrenched within the fabric of American society and are enumerated as; individual and corporate exposure, shame, ruin and divine vengeance! Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to it. What part of this do you not understand?
That which is carved in STONE is unchanging, dependable, settled and sealed!
We see and hear references to “Things that are carved in stone” or “not carved in stone” which is a reference to fixed, solid, trustworthy or to “not to be trusted.” True believers know that Yah’s Commandments are “Carved in Stone” and those who pursue to the end are those who KEEP Yah’s Commands and also have LIFE in Yeshua. Revelation 12:17, 14:12 and Ecclesiastes 12:13 state this and those that neglect either one will not be prepared and are incomplete.
John 14:15 say, “If you love Me, you will keep My Commands.” (Matthew 22:40, 5:17-19, 15:9, 19:17, Mark 10:19)
When one came to Yeshua and asked him how to have eternal life, Yeshua told him to KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS (ALL 10, not 9) plus share his wealth. (James 1:27)
YAHWEH’s instructional word path is seasoned forever with:
SALT; an everlasting Covenant and a Pathway for Israel to follow.
Salt is an enduring symbol of LOYALTY and without it life would not be possible. Salt seasons our food (Job 6:6), salt must be offered with sacrifices (Lev.2: 13), salt is rubbed on babies at birth (Ez.16:4), salt has medical benefits, salt purifies water (2 Ki.2:19-22), salt is a good influence (Matt.5:13), salt denotes wise speech (Col.4:6), salt gives peace in the heart (Mark 9:50) and salt is shared as a gesture of goodwill in many nations and tribal groups. Other uses are myriad, including those that are negative in result, such as making land unproductive (Ju.9:45), a symbol of final judgment (Mark 9:49, Gen.19:26) and barrenness and desolation (Deut.29:23).
Today, we will examine salt in the light of Yahweh’s Everlasting Covenant with Israel and the Levitical priesthood (Numbers 18:19; 2 Chron.13:5).
In B’midbar (Numbers) 18:19, YAHWEH speaks to Aharon and his sons in this manner; “All of the contributions of holy things that the people of Israel offer to Yahweh I have given to you, your sons and your daughters with you; this is a perpetual law, an ETERNAL COVENANT OF SALT before Yahweh for you and your descendants with you.”
This Covenant is to set aside both holy and necessary things for the use of Yahweh’s appointed priests and as a part of Yahweh’s plan to consummate His relationship with His people thru the purposeful Blessing of an other than yourself, which is also a holy and necessary thing. This Blessing, through the Eternal Covenant of Salt, also gives the recipient full Liberty to use the Blessing with holy limits established by Yahweh as a part of the Blessing. The Torah of Numbers 18: 20-32 sets up the conditions and parameters of the blessing and the consequences of profaning the Covenant. Numbers 18:1 begins the discourse between YAHWEH and Aharon, outlining his priestly responsibilities and his son’s responsibilities in Yahweh’s Sanctuary. Detailed instructions follow which lead up to the title that YAHWEH assigns to the Covenant (SALT) and its duration (ETERNAL) in verse 19. Divrei-HaYahmim Bet (2 Chron.) 13:5 reads as follows: “Don’t you know that YAHWEH, the Holy One of Israel, gave Rulership over Israel to David FOREVER, to him and his descendants, by a COVENANT OF SALT (which is UNBREAKABLE).
Many entities in the world today seem to have forgotten this Covenant, including nations, religions (including Christianity), Judaism and Israel’s long time enemies. But YAHWEH has not forgotten His Covenant of Salt with all of Israel. Woe to all those who seek to break or ignore it, to their peril.
In B’midbar/Numbers 18:19 it is stated that all of Israel’s offerings offered to Yahweh must be offered seasoned with salt. This ordinance is a mishpat/ruling that makes perfect sense, as Israel’s sons and daughters are to engage in an eternal covenant of salt with Yahweh when offering their personal sacrifices. The term “covenant of salt” is indicative of the everlasting nature of the relationship between the children of salt, and their Elohim, Yahweh. When we hear the term salt, the understanding is that the things Yahweh addresses are eternal, enduring, never changing, and abiding forever. All salt covenants then; are eternal, and eternally binding on the sons and daughters of Israel, regardless where they are to be found, and regardless of whether a physical temple stands on Mt. Moriyah or not.
WITH ALL YOUR OFFERINGS BRING SALT
In Vayikra/Leviticus 2:13, it is confirmed that all Israelite offerings must be seasoned with salt. We, as Israel’s children must make sure that our salt does not lack in any service, or act of obedience to, or for Yahweh Elohim.
This mishpat/ruling has never been reneged, and has never been removed in the Apostolic Scriptures (Brit Chadashah). All of the offerings not only had to be seasoned with salt but had to be void of leaven, a type of sin, and of honey, a favorite appeasement tool offered in almost all pagan nations and pagan, sungod worshiping religions in their sacrifices.
Pagan deities were known to have an appetite for honey, a sweet but false substitute to the sweetness that can only come from a close relationship with Israel’s King and His Holy Son. The honey was used to appease the false deities, as well as to humanize them by feeding them honey! By giving them sweet offerings, mankind thought that the deity would be more apt to respond favorably.
Yahweh cannot be bribed or convinced to do our desire by candy and honey offerings or by any other paganized sacraments. Our forefathers tried it in the past by offering cakes of honey and oil (Yechezk’el/Ezekiel 16:19) to the “queen of heaven” known today in popery as the allegedly “sinless” Mother Mary.
Rather, we are called by the Messiah TO OFFER OURSELVES to Yahweh, as His Israel because Yahweh is sweet and good in and of Himself, and not outside of Himself. He expects that same sweet spirit to be in us, as it is in Him.
Yahweh makes it clear that neither sin nor wrong motive will get Him to move on our behalf. He Himself is the sweetness we need. He Himself is our great reward (Genesis/B’resheet 15:1). We must only approach Yahweh within the salt covenant, and not with honey and leaven. Yahweh is looking for sacrifices from our lives as returning Israel who Yeshua died for; with eternal, long term, and abiding commitments in our doctrines and lifestyles. He does not want any offerings made out of the emotional need of a moment or a knee jerk action. The Israelite must approach Him with an understanding that any commitment and any offering cannot be reneged upon or made into any short-term arrangement. The Babylonian system of religion from which the two houses of Yahudah and Ephraim are escaping (Rev. 18:4), is known by its temporal and shifting doctrines, highlighted by short-term commitments from both the worshipper and their perception of Yahweh. A perfect example of the violation of the Israelite covenant of salt is the Christian churches propagation of dispensationalism/ replacement theology, which is all but a guarantee that all their doctrines, teachings, actions, and understandings will be full of honey and leaven lacking in enduring salt. Honey is symbolic of useless man created manipulation by the worshipper towards the Heavenly Judge.
Salt on the other hand is a time proven and consistent preservative that prevents decay and corruption with enduring quality. The forefathers of Israel preserved their food with salt in place of the modern refrigerator. The important things of sustenance were preserved with salt. Israel’s health was often preserved with baths in the Salt-Sea, which preserved their skin and appearance. Just as in the physical, so it is in the spiritual. All the important elements of Israelite worship must be preserved with salt. Salt typifies abiding, eternality, steadfastness, stability, and permanence and even the very character and reliability of Abba Yahweh Himself! Therefore every sacrifice and every ordinance in the First Covenant by definition must be eternal, since Israel could only approach Yahweh with ordinances using salt offerings. These salt offerings were known to be everlasting due to the eternal and enduring nature of salt’s preservation power along with what it implied in the spirit realm. From this understanding, we see that all of Torah has been preserved by the eternal covenant of salt given to Israel. Israelite worship was to be characterized by steadfast eternal immutability, unlike the shifting sands of the “pleasure for the moment” motives of the nations and emergent church systems. Salt was also used to seal a bond of friendship forever. Brethren at an Israelite table would seal their friendship by the sharing of salt. Salt was a means in Israel by which friends solidified and preserved their commitment to each other by a covenant of shared salt at a table of shared community. In much the same way, Israelites were bonded with Yahweh with all the various approaches to Him being seasoned with the eternal salt covenant. It is the Master’s desire to be sealed with us in an eternal covenant of friendship seasoned with salt. Now if His best friend and bride is Israel, and if Israel has sealed that relationship with salt, then Yahweh cannot marry a “gentile (Pagan?) Bride” and neither can He balance two brides through manmade superimposed dispensationalism (Darbyism) or Supersessionism. He must remain eternally faithful to Israel alone despite Israel’s lack of faithfulness, and despite all other considerations. Yahweh, due to His own eternal covenant of salt, has just two options. He can renew Israel through the regeneration of Ephraim and Judah or He can do nothing.
Thankfully as we know according to Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 31:31, He has chosen the better option for Israel, and has decided to renew both houses through Yeshua the Messiah, as well as invite others to join the renewed Commonwealth of restored Yisrael. Any creation or birthing of a separate entity called the church (see Webster’s Dictionary & root words) would result in a violation of the eternal covenant of salt by Yahweh Himself, which we know is a scriptural impossibility. Yeshua’s renewal of Israel through His cleansing blood has been seasoned with the required salt of endurance and eternal commitment. He relates to us in salt covenant, and that’s the way He expects us to relate to Him.
Grain seasoned with salt was symbolic of provision. Even though Israel today is not to literally bring grain offerings to Yahweh in the Jerusalem temple, we are to provide grain offering to His modern day servants as it is written, “Yahweh hath ordained that those who preach the Good News, should live [maintain sustenance] from the Good News”(1 Cor. 9:14). So our current grain offering is made to the five fold ministries of Ephesians 4, who care for the sheep as well as to the orphan, poor, and widow in our midst. When Israel does these mitzvoth, they are seasoning all their offerings with salt. These ministries are based upon the counting of the Omer and the heavenly provisions of Manna (Yeshua) to adequately and daily feed the chosen flock of Yahweh.
The Israelite also subjects his human body and it’s passions by self-control (of the tongue) according to First Cor. 9:25-27, lest we should become castaways. So the very offering of our purity through set-apartness is a seasoning of salt. A Renewed Covenant Israelite while not being able to keep the pashat or literal mitzvah of sundry offerings because the temple no longer stands, can jump down into the remez or hint level, which is the second level of scriptural interpretation, which then allows all of Y’hudah/Judah and Ephraim to keep salt covenant by accepting all Torah mishpatim and chukim on a remez level, when AND ONLY WHEN the pashat or literal level cannot be applied.
Because Christianity cannot get past their valid but often limited first level/literal interpretation of scripture, and their unwillingness to adopt anything they perceive to be “too Jewish”, i.e. the four levels of scriptural interpretation, (since they cannot bring literal gifts to the Jerusalem Temple) they willfully yet wrongfully dismiss these ordinances as outdated “Jewish legalism” (oral law), which cannot be performed. But what we are about to see shortly is that ALL can be done by Israel, if and when a returning Israelite is willing to adopt the ancient Hebraic understanding of scripture, which allows for a minimum of four basic and valid accepted methods of scriptural understanding for each mitzvah, in order to make the divine eternal and enduring connection required by Yahweh to His eternal bride Israel.
So in order for Yahweh not to be found to be a liar, He must still provide ways for all mitzvoth to be performed, though one may have to dig four levels deep to get to the method of approach. Since Yeshua has fulfilled (expressed fully) all requirements of the sacrificial system for blood, grain, and drink offerings, we must now go through Messiah, since they are all offerings seasoned with His salt to His Father Yahweh Elohim. Yahweh expects these salt offerings to continue, and to still be guarded but commands us to do them through Messiah, and through His tabernacle service in the tabernacle in heaven not pitched with man’s hands. So on a sod/esoteric level, the sacrifices are eternal due to their being seasoned with salt, and under the eternal covenant of salt with eternal Covenant Israel. Only the realm of the offerings have changed, NOT THE REQUIREMENTS THEMSELVES. That is exactly what the Book of Ivrim (Hebrews) is all about!
The Christians see Yeshua’s Cohen HaGadol or High Priestly role as one of standing at the right hand of His Father Abba Yahweh after having offered His own blood once and for all. The Israelite does not accept that alone as complete, seeing in addition all of the eternal salt offerings of the First Covenant tabernacle, as ongoing and as taking PLACE LITERALLY through Yeshua, a high priest forever after the Order of Melech-Tzadik (started by Shem), who
performs them all before Abba Yahweh, albeit on a different and invisible plane so that Yahweh will not be a liar before the nations. So the Sun-Day system of worship will never understand Torah, and adopt it as their constitution, until and unless they begin to see things in four dimensions applying all four levels of Hebraic interpretation [PaRDeS] before giving up on a mitzvah as “Jewish stuff”. A mitzvah is a commandment performed, which is literally defined as a divine connection to Yahweh through the pattern shown to us by Yeshua’s example in filling up what was shown to Moses on the Holy Mountain.
According to Ivrim/Hebrews 13:15, we are to continue as Israel, to offer, “slaughter offerings” to Yahweh continually and forever through our lips. The offerings no longer come from our hands but from our lips. So it is still Israel that walks in the covenant of salt but we use our lips rather than our hands and feet. Notice in Hebrews 13:15, the principle of continuity regarding the offerings seasoned by salt. The question is who is “the us”, in Ivrim/Hebrews 13:15? The answer is obvious, Renewed Covenant Israel. If the Torah has been nailed to Golgotha/Calvary as many claim, then why would Rav Sha’ul (Paul) admonish us to perform these mitzvahs by usage of the term “LET US”, (writing to both houses according to Hebrews 8:10-12) offer slaughter offerings…The only people ever to do so without the honey and leaven, and with salt alone as the preservative, were, are and will be Israel alone from among the nations, Yahweh’s only and forever bride. So the obligation of salt offerings continues in the other levels of Hebraic truth rather than the literal temple. The Ephraimite still stuck in false religious systems does not see nor comprehend the fact that there are four gospel records married to the four books of the Torah eternally bonded with minute detail to Messiah, and, also does not see that the Father Yahweh determined that His atonement for Israel be understood on all four levels of Hebraic understanding. Bear in mind that Yeshua said that, “I was sent ONLY to the lost sheep of the HOUSE of ISRAEL,” [Matthew 15:24]. These are those of the Northern kingdom; the 10 tribes dispersed among the nations in 720 BCE by the Assyrian conquest. Why do people read that and still not get what the Savior said? It amazes me that so called Bible scholars can be so dense! What part of that do you not understand? One cannot understand the Hebrew Bible with a Greek mindset using a language formed to express worship of pagan sungod based deities living upon “mount Olympus” rather than upon the actual language of the Bible used by the chosen Israelites to worship Yahweh/ Yeshua in spirit and truth!
The Christian theologian is puzzled as to why the four versions of the Besarot/Good News of Messiah, seem to often contradict each other, when the truth is that they do not. They are written on all four levels of Hebraic understanding; Mattityahu/Matthew in drash/parables/allegory in the language and symbols of the priesthood and kings of Israel [Leviticus]; Mark/Moshe in pashat or plain literal simplicity in the language and symbols of the everyday man of Israel [Exodus]; Luke in remez or hinting style in the language and symbols of the business and professional class of Israel [Numbers], and Yochanan/John in sod or on the mystery level in the language and symbols of the heavenly Israel [Deuteronomy]. Rav Shaul’s (Paul’s) epistles feature all four styles, and the Book of Revelation is totally written on the fourth level of sod. It is because Christian scholars are stuck in level one, that they habitually take metaphors and symbolism in the Book of Revelation (the 5th Gospel) meant to be understood as sod in a literal fashion, and therefore fall into some of the most absurd and childish interpretations of scripture, such as the assertion that the 200 million soldiers who cross the Euphrates River are actually Asian Orientals from mainland China, rather than Islamic demons released from Tartaros by the messenger (Satan/ Allah, [Strong’s H422-423]) with the key to the dark pit (Rev. 13:1). Lack of understanding of these four levels have resulted in scholars questioning the legitimacy of both the eternal salt commands of Torah, as well as the very inspiration of the gospels themselves. And they have no one to blame but themselves.
In order to continually offer these offerings of salt as Israelites to Yahweh, we must season these sacrifices with salt. What kind of salt? The Name of Yahweh according to Ivrim/ Hebrews 13:15! We are to continue these salt offerings as children of the salt covenant, salted with the preservation and guarding power of the only true eternal “salt” Name of Abba, which is Yahweh. According to Yochanan 17:12; the invoking of His true Name by His Talmudim/disciples, truly defend these sacrifices of Torah. Calling on HaShem (the name) or Baal/Lord Goad (German title, “Gott”), is not seasoning our sacrifices to Yahweh with salt, since according to this verse all offerings must be salted and bound to the altar with the Name, Yeshua coming from our lips. How many modern day religious offerings of song, praise, worship and study are being offered to Yahweh as Gnostic strange fire, due to lacking the proper binding and sealing of the offering by the absence of HIS TRUE NAME!
According to Second Divre Hayamim/Second Chronicles 13:5, Yahweh has given the kingdom to David and to David’s seed Israel FOREVER. Yahweh says in this verse that He has done so by the guarantee and immutability of the Torah principle of the salt covenant. Therefore the Kingdom of Yahweh both now, and in the atid lavoh/millenium, will be to Israel’s seed alone, (Ephraim and Judah plus their companions as grafted in ones), as a bonded salt covenant between Yahweh and Israel, for Yahweh Himself has made that guarantee. Since we are heirs of David’s physical Kingdom, (Romans 8:17) we are the children of David, and the heirs of this eternal friendship covenant of and by salt. All of the enduring Torah promises that are in Him and are yea and amen, preserve us as Israel. None of the Torah salt offerings have been overturned by Yeshua into no and “no-mein” or “Lo-Mein”. Messiah Yeshua came from David’s loins, and thus His throne in Israel as Messiah, and the tabernacle in which He ministers in the heavens are both established by David’s salt convent with Yahweh, that has been renewed by Messiah Himself, as the “Greater David” over both houses of Israel. His lineage and throne are both established by a covenant of salt. If Messiah Yeshua rules on David’s throne, which HE does; then the people He rules over cannot by definition be a so-called “gentile church.” The word “gentile” is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as a heathen, pagan or pagan/ unbelieving group/s. How can any church or denomination, then, call itself a “gentile church” without condemning itself as a pagan congregation? Any Congregation of believers in Yeshua Ha Moshiach must be the heirs of the salt covenant of all the children of Jacob; both from the two Jewish tribes and the ten non-Jewish ten tribes of Israel (Luke 1:33). Yahweh’s covenant was, is and, always will be with Y’hudah and Ephraim, and their companions. Not the companions of Rome and Wittenberg, Germany. Yeshua’s blood, along with His friendship covenant of salt, guarantees Israel’s eternal security as Yeshua’s bride.
The children of salt are further identified in Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 33:20-21. A covenant of salt and friendship between Yahweh and Israel is as strong and secure as is the covenant Yahweh has with day and night. Reversing Israel’s position as Yahweh’s only bride is as impossible as breaking the laws of nature according to these verses. That’s how powerful a covenant of salt is. It is as irreversible, as is Yahweh’s bond with nature. When nature ceases; then Israel will cease, and Israel’s Torah will cease, but not one moment before (Matthew 5: 17-20). The children of salt are as bonded to Yahweh as are the ordinances of salt. Salt covenants and ordinances cannot be altered, changed, and done away with, repealed, broken or changed. The Torah, the Throne of David, and the bond of love between Yahweh and Israel, are all seasoned with salt. Even the modern Judahite season of Passover finds all Passover foods adjacent to a literal bowl of salt, where all Passover items are dipped in a bowl of saltwater, reminding us of Yahweh’s eternal promise of inheritance, and deliverance to both houses of Israel, even in bitter times.
In Mattityahu/Matthew 5:13 Messiah says, “You are the SALT OF THE EARTH, BUT IF THE SALT SHOULD LOSE ITS FLAVOR, WHEREWITH SHALL IT BE SALTED? IT IS HENCEFORTH GOOD FOR NOTHING BUT TO BE CAST OUT AND BE TRODDEN UNDER FOOT OF MEN.”
Now, do you know of any “professing” believers in Messiah who have taken 3/4th of scriptures made up mostly of eternal ordinances, and just because they are found to the left side of Matthew; have willfully discarded those eternal ordinances of salt? Do you know any “professing” believers who have taken salt and thrown out the eternal parts of salt that they either didn’t like it or didn’t understand? Weren’t the Talmudim (disciples) the very ones called out to uphold all the eternal or salt ordinances of Yahweh? Was not Yeshua Himself prophesying that His very own disciples who were called to be preservers of all things according to Matthew 5:19-29, would be the very ones that would lose their saltiness by discarding misunderstood portions of eternal salt covenants, and their statues? The only men and women that can lose their salt are the very ones who have had it all along, and are the very ones that can lose it if they don’t guard it.
Again by simple definition, one can only lose salt if they have the salt, and in correct biblical context it was the citizens of David’s Kingdom that were the ones having the responsibility of preserving all things seasoned with salt. If Genesis to Revelation has been seasoned with salt…. And if Yeshua’s WAYWARD talmidim/disciples are only preserving and dispensing Matthew through Revelation through adoption of their separate entity theology, and by ignoring the salt of the First Covenant,they then have in fact LOST THEIR SALT AS CHILDREN OF ISRAEL; Thus the lost children of Israel! How many worthless, tasteless, and half-baked sermons and teachings (raw and not cooked with salt) have church leaders and pastors offered up in the stead of Torah’s love (Hosea 8:7)? In order for Israel’s children to reclaim all their salt covenants, they must recommit to return to Torah, and begin to teach and proclaim the full counsel of Yahweh that includes the Torah and the Renewed Covenant as both being equally applicable and eternal for all believers in all generations.
Since the throne of Israel was established by a salt covenant, and since we are the sons and daughters of that Davidic Kingdom, then on the sod or the hidden fourth level of interpretation, Yeshua is saying to us today that “you are the salt of the earth” (Matt. 5:13) or YOU ARE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL!!!!!! ‘I have come to regather the children of salt back into their own kingdom’, which never was a Jewish kingdom, since Jews (Judah) did not leave Egypt and never received Torah. Israel did. If the children of Israel are the salt of the earth according to the Messiah, and His talmudim/disciples are the salt of the earth, then all the TRUE law abiding disciples in all generations are the seed of Israel. For only Israel is the salt of the earth, and only Israel seasons their offerings without honey and leaven but with the preserving power of salt alone. The reason these disciples were listening and obeying Yeshua by being drawn to Him is because they were the children of salt, and Yeshua is calling them back to take their rightful place in rightful understanding, in the Kingdom Age to come, as the renewed reseasoned children of salt. Messiah Yeshua reminds us in places such as Matthew 15:24, that He ‘has only come for the lost sheep of theHouse of Israel’, (all 12 tribes in this context) and as such by declaring HIS DISCIPLES to be the earth’s salt, He directly correlates them back to their PHYSICAL ANCESTORS who stood at Sinai’s base, as they received the living
oracles of salt to be offered in worship back to Yahweh for all eternity.
As children of salt, we are to bring the salt of the Torah and Messiah; the TWO WITNESSES, to all of Israel (Yesha’yahu/Isaiah 8:14-16; 8:20). IF THE SALT LOSES ITS NEWFOUND IDENTITY AS THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF SALT, WE WILL LOSE OUR FOCUS AND DIRECTION, AS HAVE OUR BELIEVING FOREFATHERS, along with the true message of the kingdom (Jeremiah 16: 10, 19).
LET ALL ISRAEL EXIT THE GNOSTIC, PAGANIZED CHURCH SYSTEM of TODAY, WHILE IT IS CALLED TODAY, (2 COR. 6:2) AND RE-ENTER ISRAEL’S COMMONWEALTH, IN ORDER TO RE-INHERIT THEIR STATUS AS THE CHILDREN OF SALT, THE TRUE YISRAEL OF YAHWEH (GAL.6: 16).
When one loses their corporate identity as Israel, they are not only tossed to and fro by strange winds of doctrine, (Ephesians 4:14 &11) they are candidates to be trodden underfoot by men and men’s dogmas, called Takanot and Ma’asim! This is further addressed in Ivrim/Hebrews 6:5-6, where Yahweh warned believers who have TASTED THE SALT OF ALL the good Word of Yahweh including the eternal first Covenant mishpatim, if they [should] fall away from all salt ordinances, they cannot be used by Yahweh again. For Yahweh will not allow lawless iniquity filled “professing” believers to be salt to others, when they themselves are not salt any longer, having forfeited that calling as Israel, foolishly claiming that Israelite identity is no longer important or that it was never taught by Messiah. If we as Israel lose the salt we have in us through this latter-day renewal of all 12 tribes, we not only lose our power, and authority as the bride of Messiah but we also put our Master to open shame by doctrinally pitting him against His Father, as His Father seemingly loves Torah, while the Son seemingly desires to remove it, as He is often misunderstood by Greco-Roman “believers”. Since the antinomian anti-salt, man created covenant is not theYeshua of scripture, who seasoned all His talmudim/disciples with salt and, called us to teach all the salt ordinances of Israel, we must never put our loving and caring King to open ridicule and shame by being a false witness of Yahweh’s eternality and immutability by our teaching the Roman Constantinian doctrine, rather than the faith of Yeshua Himself! We as Israel are called to have BOTH the faith of Yeshua, as well as faith in Yeshua!
Any salt-shaker (Israelite) that uses part of the shaker only, (Matthew to Revelation) is already being trodden under the feet and influence of wayward apostate men, and their manmade dogmatic replacement false torah’s said to be weak, worldly and beggarly (Galatians 4:8-11)! Do you know any believers that can no longer dispense the salt that they’ve been called to dispense, due to their not seeing their true identity and their true PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL heritage in Ya’akov? Remember; TWO WITNESSES are required!
In addition to being a preservative, salt is an irritant. When put in an open wound it irritates, hurts and stings. When we are truly being Messianic Israel in lifestyle, not just in doctrine, we become stinging irritants to those around us who are wounded, stillborn or dead by false religion, as found in the Constantinian decree of 321 AD, Sun Day and Islamic Friday systems. Rather than hearing and seeing their need for medicine and healing (Torah), they act out against the salt, as if the salt is to blame. The salt when fully salted represents Yahweh/ Yeshua, and not themselves or their own doctrine or their own understanding. When the salt that’s designed to create a strong thirst for true teaching in Israel, rubs folks the wrong way, they try and stifle and offset the salt by removing the saltiness rather than allowing the salt to be the cause for them to fill their hunger and thirst with His true and eternal ways not subject to the religious winds, doctrines and temporal solutions of this age.
The salt of Israelite truth always causes irritation in the religiously prideful and blind, along with those set in their manmade ways. Wayward church folks including many pastors, consider any salt truths that are found to the left of Matthew’s Gospel in the “good book”, to be an irritant. But any salt that does not include the ordinances and teachings of Torah is not true Israelite salt. True salt often brings out the worst in lawless people but can also bring out the best in you, and your personal return to Yahweh. The truth of the matter is that true salt in the hands of true children of salt is designed to preserve wayward Ephraim and Y’hudah in the eternal paths, and not to hurt, sting or irritate them, as it does with the lost or deceived.
Mark/Moshe 9:49 states that “for everyone shall [must] be seasoned with fire and EVERY OFFERING SHALL BE [FUTURE IMPERATIVE] SEASONED WITH SALT”.
In Mark/Moshe 9:44-48, Yeshua speaks of torment in the lake of fire for the unbelievers. Then He reiterates the Torah principle that in order to avoid punishment and the second death, [not eternal torment, rather eternal death in the Lake of Fire Rev. 20:14; Ezekiel 18:4 EVERYONE [ALL TRUE BELIEVERS] MUST BE SEASONED WITH THE SALT OF TORAH, AND MUST OFFER ALL TORAH OFFERINGS CONTINUALLY in accordance with His word. So clearly we see Yeshua making all eternal Torah mishpatim and chukim, as necessities for all His talmudim, not just for witnessing purposes but for the expressed purpose of offering to Him true pleasing personal worship in order to ESCAPE DAMNATION. All of Torah keeping, Messiah loving Israel, (Rev. 14:12) will escape His wrath (First Thess. 5:9) through deliverance during the Great Tribulation, either by martyrdom or preservation through Yahweh’s salt pact with Israel. In Mark/Moshe 9:50, Yeshua warns us to have salt in ourselves, (Torah faith and lifestyles) and BE AT PEACE WITH ONE ANOTHER.
ALL THE SALT ORDINANCES MUST BE FOUND IN ALL SALTED BELIEVERS, who claim to be sons and daughters of Israel, according to Messiah. The implication here on the sod or secret level of this saying, is that only Yahweh’s Torah when accepted and re-instituted in all of Israel by both houses for both Y’hudah and Ephraim, can finally bring peace and true shalom in equality between battling brethren. True peace and shalom among disciples cannot happen between the two houses until both houses realize that they are both equal Israelite heirs in our Messiah. Only those who have salt in themselves, and walk out Torah principles in their own lives, can walk with their Torah honoring brethren in a joint and mutual return to the nation of Israel (Ezekiel 37:23-24). A disciple sees him or herself as a survivor of the Diaspora, and sees a return to Torah, Messiah and the land, as the ONLY road to travel. You will soon find others on the same road, and will be able to walk together in peace, and in confidence (Amos 3:3). Part of that salt awakening is the recognition that there are no longer Jews and Gentiles in the faith of our Messiah but that all are Israelites, whether natural or adopted, and all are being summoned to a state of blessed return from spiritual and physical exile.
The rulership over Israel means that David and his descendants shall forever rule over the Covenant LAND of Israel whose prophetic borders are described in Numbers 34:1-12 and Ezekiel 47:13-21. This Covenant land, in its entirety, hasyet to be claimed by Israel. What are they waiting for? Yahweh’s promises are eternal, are they not? Perhaps Israel needs further instruction in Yahweh’s Torah in order to believe that ALL of His words are true and applicable for NOW. Perhaps those who identify themselves now as Israelites need to boldly move out with the understanding that YAHWEH already consummates the Eternal Covenant of Salt in their life through Yeshua.
The YARAH, MOREH and TORAH as word pathways:
I have done some extensive studies on the root yarah (YRH) and its derivatives. The root yarah means “to flow” and this can be a flowing of water, as in rain, or the flowing of something thrown such as an arrow or the flowing of a finger (pointing). In Hebrew thought all things are in motion, so pointing is not just a pointing but a moving of the finger in the direction being pointed.
A very common means of forming a noun from a root is to add the letter “mem” (M) to the beginning of the root hence you would have MYRH. Whenever a mem is added to a root, which begins with a “Y”, it is changed to an “O” (from the letter yud to vav). Hence, MYRH becomes MORH (moreh), a teacher. The word moreh is literally – one who flows something and this word is translated as an “archer” (one who “flows” an arrow) or a “teacher” (one who flows the finger in a direction for the student to follow to reach a goal). This reminds me of an ancient American Indian symbol that I learned as a young boy in the Missouri Ozarks where I vacationed in the land of the Osage tribal people. The teaching has remained with me for well over 60 years now and is as clear as the day I was taught it. When, in ancient Indian lore; it became necessary to point the way to a trail, grave or sacred site in a meaningful and long term way; the guide would find a young sapling, pull it down about a foot off the ground, pointing it in the direction desired and then tie it to the ground with a rawhide thong so that it was horizontally pointing the way to travel. The tree then resumed its upward growth at the thong. Eventually, the thong rotted away, leaving the tree to grow tall, but always pointing the way to the spiritual goal. The goal did not exist at the tree. It was called “a thong tree” and its symbol was an arrow fletched on one side only. The fletching indicated that only “one witness” was present at the tree. One had to travel on to reach the goal and find the other fletching so that the arrow would travel a straight and true path. One needed two fletchings; TWO WITNESSES to find the mark or target. Yeshua is the goal and the arrow of the Torah. The Torah is the “THONG TREE”, the tree of Life, pointing its trunk, the bow of truth towards Yeshua Moshiach, for the purpose of providing Two Witnesses for our salvation! It took me a lifetime to finally realize the fullness of the message of the thong tree, but now it is clear. I pray that this message will bless your heart also. May your arrow also be fletched on both sides and fly truly.
These types of relationships between words and their roots are found throughout the Hebrew language and as one can see a thorough understanding of these relationships can enhance Biblical understanding. Torah is not just “a” teaching, but a direction one is shown to take. In Modern Hebrew the verb yarah has retained the meaning of “cast” or “shoot”. The word moreh is still teacher but the word Torah is limited to only the Torah of the Bible and is no longer used as a generic word for “teaching”. The word horeh is used in Modern Hebrew (formed by adding an “H” to the shoresh “yarah”. There is also another use of torah. And although Strong’s gives it a separate number (8452) and it is only used once (2 Sam 7:19), it also is rather intriguing. Both Stern in CJB and The Scriptures translate it as teaching, but rather than ‘yarah’, it traces back to the Hebrew word ‘tur'(8446). ‘Tur’ is the same word used of the 12 spies when they were sent to ‘tur’ out the land.
BDB gives a definition of ‘tur’ as “to seek out, select, and find out how to do something”. So, as Torah can be the teaching of YHWH, there is also an implied duty on the part of him that is taught to seek out and search and find out how to do.
May Yahweh’s pathways of words given to you through His instruction (Torah) be a Blessing in your life in Yeshua and a clear guide path to His eternal Kingdom, which is our everlasting homeland! Avoid “Lashan Hara” at all cost.
B’rakhah B’Shem Yeshua Moshiach,
THE LIE of today:
Today’s Transhumanists believe astounding changes belong to our medium range future. A transformation of apocalyptic proportion is imminent. According to the Transhumanist Declaration of the World Transhumanist Association, “Humanity will be radically changed by technology in the future. We foresee the feasibility of redesigning the human condition, including such parameters as the inevitability of aging, limitations on human and artificial intellects, unchosen psychology, suffering, and our confinement to the planet earth.”… Once freed from the limits of our inherited bodies, the expansion of human intelligence would be limited only by the size of our universe. What the transhumanist foresees is a cosmic imbuing of matter with consciousness. “Liberated from biological slavery, an immortalized species, Homo Cyberniticus, will set out for the stars. Conscious life will gradually spread throughout the galaxy…until finally, in the unimaginably distant future, the whole universe has come alive, awakened to its own nature—a cosmic mind becoming conscious of itself as a living entity—omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent.” The entire universe will be converted into an “extended thinking entity,” writes Hans Moravec…. The transhumanist movement seeks to fill the widening cultural void in Western civilization due to the disintegration of the former religious glue that held us together in a common spirit…. The human race of the present generation has the opportunity to speed up its own evolution through technological self-transformation. “Transhumanism is the view that humans should (or should be permitted to) use technology to remake human nature,” is the definition offered by Heidi Campbell and Mark Walker… Out of an apparent fear that religious tradition might attempt to slow down technological innovation, transhumanists accuse religious representatives of holding a vested interest in provenance over matters of death and immortality. One of the impediments to the advance toward cybernetic immortality is religion, they say. Religion stands in the way. Religion threatens to block our progress.
The slippery slide continues in the political arena where all the bulls wear pink.
If the American people choose the Power Elite candidate Obama over Power Elite candidate McCain, we will begin to see a “new feudal order” controlled by elitists as described in Arthur S. Miller’s DEMOCRATIC DICTATORSHIP: THE EMERGENT CONSTITUTION OF CONTROL (1981). In this book, Miller reveals: “Dictatorship will come – is coming – but with the acquiescence of the people, who subconsciously probably want it. The Grand Inquisitor likely was correct: people want material plenty and mysticism, not perfect freedom. Freedom is an intolerable burden…. The ideologist for this development is B.F. Skinner. The goal is ‘predictable’ man – a person who conceives of freedom in Hegelian terms with the now achieved consensus in full effect. Americans are moving into a Skinnerian world, one in which they ‘will no longer know, or care, whether they are being served or controlled, treated or punished, or whether they are volunteers or conscripts. The distinctions will have vanished’ [Peter Schrag, MIND CONTROL (1978)].”
The pathway of words now turns into the pathway of Biblical History.
The Return of the Two Houses of Yisrael:
Tellihim/Psalms [Kuf Chaf Zayin] 127:1. Except Yahweh builds the bayit, they labor in vain that build it: except Yahweh guards the city, the watchman wakes in vain.
The first part of this study describes the initial separation of the 12 tribes of Yisrael into two distinct and separated entities, the Northern Kingdom of Yisrael, called today by the name of Yosef’s 2nd son, “Ephraim” and their companions, and the Southern Kingdom of Judah, called today after the Babylonian captivity by the destructive diminutive [Dhimmi], “the Jews” and their companions. This part begins with an expository examination of Melechim Alef [1st Kings] chapter 10 thru chapter12.
We then look at the interim period from 721 BCE until this present time of the wandering of the two houses throughout the world/ethnos/nations as separated lo-Ammi tribes and the continuous warfare raging between them and the church and heathen warfare waged toward both houses.
The ending story concerns the full restoration of ALL of Israel, the regathering of all 12 tribes along with the reversal of the curses proclaimed by Yahweh through Hoshea and reversed by Yeshua on the Mountain of Reversal, misnamed by Catholic “theo-logians” as the Mt. of “beatitudes” to obscure Yisrael and usurp its place in Yahweh’s plan of redemption for Yisrael.
This Biblical story has been plumbed by many writers over the last 2,000 years, mostly, until recently, in a negative light as written by fractured “believers” with a big theological axe or self determined worldview to grind, or from a pure standpoint of hatred of the other house which manifested itself in endless wars, pogroms, shoah’s and internecine sniping over and above the genocide committed by the Edomites and their bloody handed friends. It is not a pretty history and “brotherly love” is not in the equation.
Make no mistake about it; the TWO HOUSES of Israel is a major theme throughout Scripture in both the Tanach and the Brit Chadashah! The one-house folks, replacement revisionists, papal pundits, pew puppies and the anti-house deniers go ballistic with caustic rhetoric. Scripture twisting, lashan hara speaking dispensational dividers directly attack all who dare to examine the Scriptures as written on this hot potato issue. But, as a Messianic Karaite [written Scripture only]; I jump into the fray hoping that some out there are really serious when they say that they are “Sola Scriptura”. Where are you?
My first encounter with the Two Houses, Judah and Ephraim came in 1983 through reading a book by John Fisher entitled the “Olive Tree Connection” and much later, reading Batya Wooten’s book, “Who is Israel” set me upon the pathway of discovery into this much ignored vast study of Scripture. I finally understood what Yeshua said when He announced that, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the House of Israel who went astray” [Matthew 15:24] and instructed His talmudim in Matthew 10:5-6 to go to the same lost sheep of the House of Israel who; guess what, went astray. It is pretty clear that Israel is [surprise, Bibliophiles!] Israel throughout the Scriptures, even though myriads of groups throughout history and the ethnos have loudly jumped up and down proclaiming that they are the “real thing” and then falling flat on their faces by showing the pagan, sungod worshiping roots under their miniskirts. Enough already!
Like most 19th century theologians, John Nelson Darby, the dispensationalist theorist, was anti-nomian (anti-Torah); teaching that the Torah had passed away and been done away with at the cross of Mithras, the Roman Army’s sungod upon which Yeshua was crucified according to Roman Law. Hebrew Law required stoning of malefactors to death, not crucifixion.
Darby noticed that during the seven years of Daniel’s final week, (Daniel 9:27) the offerings of Torah are to be made at the Beit HaMikdash Temple on Mount Moriah.
Since the Torah was clearly being observed during this seven-year period, Darby concluded through twisted logic, that Torah keeping would come back into effect at the start of the Great Tribulation. This train of thought caused Darby to segregate biblical and prophetic history into compartmentalized, dispensational ages. Darby theorized that the age of Torah had ended at the Roman cross of crucifixion and an age of church grace had begun. Then at the start of the seven-year Great Tribulation there was a return to Scriptural Torah and an end of the Age of Grace, as Darby saw it in his anti-Torah [anti-nomian?] mind.
This created a problem for Darby’s theory! How can the Age of Law return, if the so-called “church” is still here? Darby saw the Age of Law, as Yahweh’s dealings with Israel [i.e. the Jews only], in the Tribulation, as Yahweh would deal exclusively with Israel. So what happens to the so-called “church”? Surely the church will not leave grace to re-enter the Law of Moses despite what Yeshua said in Matthew 5: 17-19 and Matthew 15:24! As a result Darby adopted the idea of a pre-tribulation rapture [from Irving and Iben Ezra]. His idea that the so-called church is leaving before the tribulation was to allow Israel [i.e. the Jews] to reenter the age of “Great Tribulation law [keeping].” The result of Darby’s works and multiple illustrative charts is threefold. First it teaches that Torah is not for today in the dispensational, anti-Torah “church”. This is a direct violation of Yeshua’s own Words found in Matthew 5:19-21, that teaches that the Almighty’s Torah is in effect from the Garden of Eden, until and through eternity; even after the millennial reign is culminated. Second, it expands the original errors of Irving and Iben Ezra to a new level, and finally and perhaps most importantly proliferates the hideous errors of Separate Entity Theology, (Yahweh has 2 brides instead of 2 houses of the same bride) which is the oxygen that fuels Replacement Theology and Dispensationalism. It has Israel (in his limited understanding, the Jews [Judah] only), taking it on the chin and receiving punishment, while the other house of Israel (Ephraim) flies away escaping all judgment and totally ignoring the Jews saved by Yeshua’s shed blood, of whom there are legions. Thus we are left with the fruits of pre-tribulationism, which is a racist brand of dispensationalist dogma, that has Ephraim-Israel [Churchianity] flying away to heaven, while Jewish- Israel, is stuck on earth. One house of Israel goes up to the celestial realm, leaving the other house of Israel in the terrestrial realm. Under the pre-tribulation rapture error, the reunification of both houses of Israel is not only a theological impossibility but a logistical one as well!
Ezekiel’s’ two stick restoration of all of Israel in chapter 37:15-22 clearly takes place on the mountains of Israel, to and for both houses here on the earth! Mr. Darby forgot that Jeremiah 30:7 calls the Great Tribulation Jacob’s Trouble, not Judah’s trouble. Hello? Since Israel is made up of both houses, (for the last 2900 years) both houses will experience the Great Tribulation. If Mr. Darby had understood that non- Jewish believers are predominantly returning and rescued Ephraim-Israel, he would not have been so quick to have “all Israel” or “Jacob”, go through the Great Tribulation. Only those who do not yet understand the two houses of one single people called the ecclesia of Israel, and have arbitrarily separated Yahweh’s people into two separate entities known as the so called “church” and the believing Jews, can feel confident in the pre-Tribulation rapture fantasy. Error begets other error and lies require other lies to try and substantiate the initial lie, ad-infinitum.
The ekklesia of Renewed Covenant Israel is the House of Ephraim and the House of Judah along with the Gerim [grafted in companions] whom are grafted in by faith in Yeshua Messiah, [Romans 9,10 and 11]. From these three groups, a righteous remnant of Renewed Covenant Israelites will be protected during the 70th week of Daniel. This elektos includes increasingly large portions of the House of Judah and thus all Israel is preserved on the earth, as the elektos, including believing Jews, until the resurrection on the last day of this age. Those who live through the Great Tribulation based upon the protective care of Yahweh are those who are changed in a moment and in the twinkling of an eye. Those who are martyred during the Great Tribulation when Michael is told to cease from his protective ministry, (when Michael is “taken out of the way”) will be resurrected shortly thereafter at the end of the seven year period, at Yeshua’s return. The Darby, Schofield, dispensationalist “sock it to the Jews” mentality, is brought about by the most nefarious of all religious teachings, (held by many in Christianity and Messianic Judaism) which insists that Christians (mostly descended from Ephraim) are a separate physical entity from Jewish-Israel, as opposed to the second house of a single united entity called the Commonwealth of Israel!
To separate the ekklesia of Messiah Yeshua, from the physical, historical, sociological, and spiritually recognizable people of 12 tribe Israel, in order to recast and remold them into a separate entity called “spiritual Israel”, “New Israel”, or the so-called “church” is the root cause of all the evils of disunity, division, jealousy, Scriptural ignorance and hatred that have befallen our beloved nation and over 4,000 fighting denominations [divisions]. Pulling verses out of context and making them a numbered soundbite in order to justify a twisted worldview that is unprovable by Scripture, is sowing tares among blighted wheat which results in a false gospel being spoon fed to stillborn Christians and believers of all kinds.
As with Replacement Theology, we have again encountered that the rotten roots of the “secret rapture theory” is the scourge of Separate Entity Theology! May it be come anathema in our lifetime, so that men of good will in all denominations can leave their own agendas and can get on with the business of restoring the Kingdom to Israel! The elect of Matthew 24 (elektos) speaks of Jews, Ephraimites and Gerim, all being the chosen ones (chosen nation) and all being rewarded with either change or resurrection, after the Great Tribulation because as far as Yeshua sees things “there is nor Jew; no ethnos (other non- Jewish believers); no male no female; no bond; no free (Gal. 3: 29), only one body or nation of Renewed Covenant Israel (Ephesians 2:14-15) dwelling in Messiah Yeshua, as Abraham’s seed (zera/sperm), the DNA of Covenant, redeemed, saved Israel!
Hebrew Words and Scriptural Names vs. English modern Bible Words and Names:
Scripture tells us there is nothing new under the sun and certainly that would include nothing new in Scripture that was not first taught in Scripture by early believers in Yeshua and Yahweh. It is almost unknown among Christians that the Bibles they read today are very different than the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts of the Holy Scriptures. What a shock! All of the names of people and places have been deliberately and maliciously changed in the Latin and later, English Bibles in order to obscure and obliterate any content in Scripture that would lead a reader to deduct that their Bible may be connected to Israel or the Hebrews in any way other than in a derogatory context. The Catholic and later Protestant revisionist theo-logians set out to “dejudaize” the Scriptures so that the pew puppies would be controllable and blindly accept their twisted tales and westernized anti-Jewish, anti-Torah, blue eyed, blond haired Nordic Jesus, rather than the Scriptural Yeshua, the Holy One of Israel.
How they did this was simple and disingenuous. Remove all names that refer to the words “El’, “Yah” as a part and/or a whole word and replace them with a westernized name/ word that has no meaning whatsoever in the Hebrew language and in written Scripture. An example is the word El-azar, the man Yeshua brought back from the dead after 4 days in the tomb. Simply remove the “El” and replace it with “L” and add “us”, and hence you wind up with the mom-de-plum “Lazarus”. Cute, effective and no one is the wiser; especially those who did not pay attention in English class in the public de-education school system. Yahweh, whose name occurs 6,823 times in Scripture is removed and replaced by the Germanic, pagan deity title of God [Gott] with a lame, sugar coated excuse misquoting the 3rd Commandment as authority to do so. Present day Judaism refuses to say the Holy, Memorial Name out of FEAR! Yeshua the Messiah whose Hebrew Name means Yah is Salvation is replaced by a 367 year old title “Jesus”; which “name” has NO MEANING in either Hebrew or Greek! The sheeple/pablum powered pew puppies buy it, hook, line and sinker without a whimper. The paid professionals know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the anti-Israel twists will not be challenged. After all, they are the ones who were first brainwashed in the twisted schools of The-ology and they are merely passing “it” on. Yermeyahu [Jeremiah] 16:19-21 speaks truly of them and their “inherited lies”. Mattityahu [Matthew] 5:17-19 is twisted by the same “leaders” and reversed in meaning and the drones in the pews are silent; having been somnambulated to the point that they can no longer count to three, as in “three days and three nights”; the only sign Yeshua gave to His generation and all of mankind, including our present generation of His authenticity and authority as Echad with His Father, Yahweh. FEAR obscures the mention of the Scriptural concept of Two Houses of Israel because no one seems to understand the underlying principal of the TWO WITNESSES in Scripture with its many forms and examples. Scripture, however, will prove them wrong, as we will examine in this document. As in American Law, ignorance is no excuse and judgment BEGINS at the House of Yahweh. That includes you and me, fellow believers of all stripes! I always maintain that the Ancient Ways are best. They can only be achieved by study of what Scripture actually says in the Ancient languages.
Yesha’yahu/Isaiah 58: 4-6: See, your fasts lead to strife and contention, and to hitting with violent blows: fasting on a day like today will not make your voice to be heard on high. Is this the kind of fast that I have chosen? A day for a man to mortify himself? Is the object to hang your head down like a reed, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under yourself? Will you call this a fast, an acceptable day to YHWH? Rather is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the chains of wickedness, to untie the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and to break off every yoke?
Now, I have been really mean to you up to this point and you are reeling from the “combat”, so I will lighten up and we shall now reason together and try to ascertain what the Ancient of Days, the Almighty has to say to us on this dear to His heart matter. So, take a deep breath, throw down a nice, hot drink, relax, forgive me for everything I have ever done and we will pick up our staffs and truck on down the dusty road to Emmaus together with Yeshua, our Torah teacher.
Beginning with Shlomo’s straying heart [lev] and adulterous ways; this sad tale is far more heartbreaking than Hollywood could ever dream up. The Two House slide into disobedience of Yahweh’s eternal Torah instructions for life and the further descent into open idolatry by Israel, the Northern Kingdom and also Judah, the Southern Kingdom is the ultimate application of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, Entropy, into the set-apart lives of the Chosen people of Yahweh. Pride equals rebellion and rebellion ultimately leads to isolation and the sudden death of the rebellious spirit. Repentance leads to obedience and obedience reverses Entropy and opens the return road to restoration and renewed life. It works every time and the Almighty, Yahweh Elohim, sets it as an eternally proclaimed Royal Pathway.
Melechim Aleph [First kings], chapter 11 and 12 begins the historical story of the separation of the Tribes of Israel into Two Houses [Kingdoms], the reasons for it and the initiation of the wanderings of the two, fractured tribal brothers into the valley of confusion and strife.
Melechim Alef, Chapter 11:
“But melech Shlomo loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;
Of the nations concerning which Yahweh said to the children of Yisrael, You shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in to you: for surely they will turn away your lev after their elohim: Shlomo clung to these in ahava [love]. [The ladies of the court know this as a sucker punch, an uppercut,].
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his lev. For it came to pass, when Shlomo was old, that his wives turned away his lev after other elohim: and his lev was not perfect with Yahweh his Elohim, as was the lev of Dawid his abba. For Shlomo went after Ashtoreth the mighty one of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. [Prosperity doctrine gods of the paganized mixed up sungod followers]. And Shlomo did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and did not follow after Yahweh fully, as did Dawid his abba.
Then Shlomo built a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moav, in the hill that is before Yahrushalayim, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon [More money pits]. And likewise he did for all his strange wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their elohim. And Yahweh was angry with Shlomo, because his lev was turned from Yahweh Elohim of Yisrael, who had appeared to him twice, [two witnesses confirming truth]. And had commanded him concerning this thing; that he should not go after other elohim: but he kept not that which Yahweh commanded. [Yeshua, “If you love me, keep My Torah!”]. And Yahweh said to Shlomo, Seeing that this is done by you, and you have not kept My brit and My chukim, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the malchut from you, and will give it to your eved. Nevertheless, in your days I will not do it for Dawid your abba’s sake: but I will tear it out of the hand of your son. However I will not tear away all the malchut; but will give one tribe to your son for Dawid My eved’s sake, and for Yerushalayim’s sake, which I have chosen. And Yahweh stirred up an adversary to Shlomo, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the melech’s zera in Edom. For it came to pass, when Dawid was in Edom, and Yoav the captain of the army had gone up to bury the dead, after he had smitten every male in Edom [because for six months Yoav remained there with kol Yisrael, until he had cut off every male in Edom]: that Hadad fled; he and certain Edomites of his abba’s avadim with him, to go into Mitzrayim; Hadad being yet a little child.
And they arose out of Midyan, and came to Paran: and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Mitzrayim, to Pharaoh Melech of Mitzrayim; who gave him a bayit, and appointed him food, and gave him land. And Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him as a wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the malqa. And the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genuvath his son, whom Tahpenes nursed in Pharaoh’s bayit: and Genuvath was in Pharaoh’s household among the sons of Pharaoh. And when Hadad heard in Mitzrayim that Dawid slept with his ahvot, and that Yoav the captain of the army was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to my own country. Then Pharaoh said to him, but what have you lacked with me that, see, you seek to go to your own country? And he answered; nothing but let me go anyway. [Living with pagans is sometimes profitable]. And Elohim stirred up another adversary, Rezon the son of El-Yadah, who fled from his master Hadadezer melech of Tzovah: And he gathered men to him, and became captain over a band, when Dawid killed them of Tzovah: and they went to Dameshek, and dwelt there, and reigned in Dameshek. And he was an adversary to Yisrael all the days of Shlomo, beside the mischief that Hadad did: and he abhorred Yisrael, and reigned over Aram. And Yahravam the son of Nevat, an Ephrathite from Efrayim of Tzereda, Shlomo’s eved, whose eema’s name was Tzeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the melech.
And this was the reason that he lifted up his hand against the melech: Shlomo built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of Dawid his abba. And the man Yahravam was a mighty man of valor: and Shlomo seeing the young man that he was industrious made him ruler over all the compulsory labor of Beit Yoseph. [Enslavement is Unlawful]. And it came to pass at that time when Yahravam went out of Yahrushalayim, that the navi Achiyah the Shilonite met him on the way; and he had prepared himself with a new garment; and the two were alone in the field: And Achiyah grabbed the new garment that was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces: [Predictable]. And he said to Yahravam, Take for yourself ten pieces: for this says Yahweh, the Elohim of Yisrael, See, I will tear the malchut out of the hand of Shlomo, and will give ten tribes to you: But he shall have one tribe for My eved Dawid’s sake, and for Yerushalayim’s sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Yisrael: Because they have forsaken Me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the false elohim of the Zidonians, Chemosh the elohim of the Moavites, and Milcom the elohim of the children of Ammon, and have not kept their halacha in My halachot, to do that which is right in My eyes, and to keep My chukim and My mishpatim, as did Dawid his abba. [Updated prosperity doctrines say bye-bye to the truth of Scripture]. But I will not take the whole malchut out of his hand: but I will make him Sar all the days of his chayim for Dawid My eved’s sake, whom I chose, because he kept My mitzvoth and My chukim: But I will take the malchut out of his son’s hand, and will give it to you, even ten tribes. And to his son will I give one tribe, that Dawid My eved [servant] may have a light always before Me in Yahrushalayim, the city which I have chosen for Me to put My Name there.
And I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your being desires, and you shall be melech over Yisrael. And it shall be, if you will listen to all that I command you, and will have your halacha in My halachot, and do what is right in My sight, to keep My chukim and My mitzvoth, as Dawid My eved did; that I will be with you, and build you a sure bayit, as I built for Dawid, and will give Yisrael to you. And I will for this afflict the zera of Dawid, but not le- olam- va-ed [not forever, get it?]. Shlomo sought therefore to kill Yahravam. And Yahravam arose, and fled into Mitzrayim, to Shishak, melech of Mitzrayim, and was in Mitzrayim until the death of Shlomo. And the rest of the acts of Shlomo, and all that he did, and his chochmah, are they not written in the Scroll of the Acts of Shlomo? And the time that Shlomo reigned in Yahrushalayim over kol Yisrael was forty years. And Shlomo slept with his ahvot, and was buried in the city of Dawid his abba: and Rechavam his son reigned in his place.”
“And Rechavam went to Shechem: for kol Yisrael had come to Shechem to make him melech. And it came to pass, when Yahravam the son of Nevat, who was yet in Mitzrayim, heard of it, because he had fled from the presence of melech Shlomo, and Yahravam dwelt in Mitzrayim, that they sent and called him. And Yahravam and all the congregation of Yisrael came, and spoke to
Rechavam, saying, Your abba made our yoke hard: now therefore make the compulsory labor of your abba, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve you. And he said to them, Depart for three days, then come back to me. And the people departed. And melech Rechavam consulted with the zechanim that stood before Shlomo his abba while he still lived, and said, how do you advise that I may answer this people? And they spoke to him, saying,” If you will be an eved to this people this day, and will serve them, and answer them, and speak tov words to them, then they will be your avadim le-olam-va-ed.” But he forsook the counsel of the zechanim, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men with whom he had grown up, and who stood before him: And he said to them, what counsel do you give that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which your abba did put upon us lighter? And the young men that had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, This shall you say to this people that spoke to you, saying, Your abba made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter on us; this shall you say to them, My little finger shall be thicker than my abba’s loins. And now my abba did lay on you a heavy yoke, yet I will add to your yoke: my abba has chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. So Yahravam and all the people came to Rechavam the third day, as the melech had appointed, saying, come back to me again on the third day, And the melech answered the people roughly, and forsook the zechanim’s counsel that they gave him; And spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My abba made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my abba also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. So the melech did not listen to the people, for the cause was from Yahweh, that He might perform His saying, which Yahweh spoke by Achiyah the Shilonite to Yahravam the son of Nevat. So when kol Yisrael saw that the melech listened not to them, the people answered the melech, saying, what portions have we in Beit Dawid? Neither have we an inheritance in the son of Yishai: to your tents, O Yisrael: now see to your own bayit, Dawid. So Yisrael departed to their tents. But as for the children of Yisrael who dwelt in the cities of Yahudah, Rechavam reigned over them. Then melech Rechavam sent Adoram, who was over the compulsory labor; and kol Yisrael stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore melech Rechavam hurried to get into his mirkavot, to flee to Yahrushalayim. So Yisrael rebelled against Beit Dawid to this day. And it came to pass, when kol Yisrael heard that Yahravam had returned, that they sent and called him to the congregation, and made him melech over kol Yisrael: there was none that followed Beit Dawid, except the tribe of Yahudah only. And when Rechavam was come to Yahrushalayim, he assembled all of Beit Yahudah, with the tribe of Benyamin, one hundred eighty thousand chosen men, who were warriors, to fight against Beit Yisrael, to return the malchut again to Rechavam the son of Shlomo. But the word of Elohim came to Shemaiah the man of Elohim, saying, Speak to Rechavam, the son of Shlomo, melech of Yahudah, and to all of Beit Yahudah and Benyamin, and to the rest of the people, saying, This says Yahweh, You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers the children of Yisrael: return every man to his bayit; for this thing is from Me. They heard and obeyed the word of Yahweh, and returned, according to the word of Yahweh. Then Yahravam rebuilt Shechem in Mount Efrayim, and dwelt there; and went out from there, and rebuilt Penu-El. And Yahravam said in his lev, now shall the malchut return to Beit Dawid: If this people goes up to do sacrifice in the Bayit of Yahweh at Yahrushalayim then shall the lev of this people return again to their master, even to Rechavam melech of Yahudah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rechavam melech of Yahudah. So the melech took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said to them, It is too much for you to go up to Yahrushalayim: see your elohim, O Yisrael that brought you up out of the land of Mitzrayim. And he set one in Beth-El, and the other he put in Dan. And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before one, or the other, even in Dan. And he made a bayit of idols, and made kohanim from the am-ha-aretz, who was not from the sons of Lewi. And Yahravam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like the moed that is in Yahudah and he offered upon the altar. He did the same in Beth-El, sacrificing to the calves that he had made: and he placed and appointed in Beth-El the kohanim of the idol temples, which he had made. So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Beth-El the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised from his own lev; and ordained a moed to the children of Yisrael: and he offered upon the altar, and burned incense.”
[Thanksgiving replaces Tabernacles way back then?].
Those who would denigrate the existence of TWO HOUSES of Israel, must destroy the Bibles narrative of the “Two Houses of Israel”, and must throw out this entire body of historical scripture or be exposed for the fools that they are! The full force of the law of Entropy has now kicked in and everything is beginning to rust and really look bad.
Israel has run out of white paint to make things look good. The ship of tribal unity has sunk and the barnacles of paganism are beginning to feed on the supine carcass of the Two Houses, but the repairer of the breech, the Breaker of Bozrah, Yeshua, is on the way in with healing in the wings of His Kanaph [Strong’s #H3671].
The “New” replacement theology, with all of it’s hundreds of years worth of justifications by myriads of theologians fell immediately on May 15th, 1948 when the modern State of Israel [not Judah] was born. The sinful daughter of replacement theology, John Nelson Darby’s Dispensationalism, which had become the antinomian darling of the anti-Semitic Churches; began to have a bad case of the shakes as its falsehoods became more apparent to Bible believing people of all stripes. With the exception of those uneducated teachers described in 2 Peter 3: 16-17; that old worn out bunny trail is now being placed in an unmarked forgotten grave by serious Scripture students and Bible scholars.
However, in the mad scramble to invent a NEW replacement theology by reinventing a “new” paradigm religion to reel in and keep the sheep in line and asleep; these new theologians have gone into a “new” way of doing “Church” that smells like an old garbage dump of mixed Christianity and Gnostic Mithratic Paganism. The goal of these theological alchemists is to recreate the status quo by using the old Hegelian, Marxist Dialectic to create perceived change without really changing anything at all. The poor sheep are being trained to show up at these new mixed meetings so that the coverings of “the fear of Yahweh” and “personal accountability for sin” can be sandpapered off; to be replaced by the new invisible paint of “tolerance” and “politically correct ecumenism” which is the broad road to the one world religion.
Now, here comes the fun part of this study. I am boldly going to go to the biblical front lines and propose a new replacement theology that will fully conform to Yahweh’s word and meet the needs of all sincere seekers who love Yahweh and His Word. I will reverse the replacement. Watch this!
Almost without exception, modern Christians have been taught and believe that the “Law” of Yahweh given to Moses in the first 5 books of the Bible is not applicable to them, so that they may live a lawless life and get away with it. They cannot seem to connect the difference between the “Law of Yahweh” and the “Law of Sin that worketh in our members”. This crucial disconnect results in the total loss of the FEAR of Yahweh in their hearts and minds. The result of these false basic premises results in a believer who can never leave the table where milk only is served. The modern view consists of a Pauline gospel, which supersedes all of the rest of the 95% of the Bible. This watered down Pauline gospel is false in that it even makes a mockery of Paul’s consistent defense of Torah, thereby distorting his teachings into a reverse meaning of what he actually says.
Another modern basic misunderstanding is the view of the meaning of the words “law/ commands/ precepts/ statutes/ commandments of Christ/ Word” and other like words in the modern versions of Scripture. All of the words and phrases have the same meaning in all of Scripture; which is the Hebrew word “Torah”. This word has the simple meaning that is described in all Dictionaries, Strong’s Concordance, TWOT, Lectionaries and Encyclopedias as “The Instructions and Teachings of Yahweh to Mankind”! Yeshua never contradicted His Father! NEVER! They were and are “Echad” (ONE) in every aspect and existence.
Matthew 5: 17-19 confirms this fact. Had He done so [dumped Torah], He would have spoken against himself and Scripture; thereby losing all credibility and would have been rightfully branded as a false Messiah by Israel, the Jews and the World. Thank Yahweh that this was not the case! Can it be then, that this “NEW” replacement theology is not “new”, but has been in our face, so to speak, always; but has been denied and denigrated by Christians for centuries and has been replaced by a falsified, Roman Catholic, sungod based “good news” that consistently twists Scripture such that believers are kept in a kind of limbo; a shaped and twisted pattern that looks suspiciously like a diapered, milk drinking baby.
Let us now examine what the Scriptures in the Torah have to tell us about what replacement theologies try to replace and why their basic precepts are in conflict with Yahweh’s eternal instructions, especially those dealing with the Two Houses of Israel.
Devarim – Deuteronomy
To Our Forefathers Yisrael
“Keep therefore the words of this brit, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do. You stand this day all of you before Yahweh your Elohim; your captains of your tribes, your zechanim, and your officers, with all the men of Yisrael, Your little ones, your wives, and your gerim that are in your camp, from the cutter of your wood to the drawer of your mayim: That you should enter into brit with Yahweh your Elohim, and into His oath, which Yahweh your Elohim makes with you this day: That He may establish you today for a people to Himself, and that He may be to you an Elohim, as He has said to you, and as He has sworn to your ahvot, to Avraham, to Yitzchak, and to Yaakov. Neither with you only do I make this brit and this oath; But with him that stands here with us this day before Yahweh our Elohim, and also with him that is not here with us this day: The secret things belong to Yahweh our Elohim: but those things that are revealed belong to us and to our children le-olam-va-ed (forever), that we may do all the words of thisTorah.”
As you will note, Moses makes it absolutely clear that the Covenant that Yahweh declares as being established with Israel is for every person, on every level of society who has become a part of Israel for all time. If any person, church, denomination or religion denies being a part of Israel, then that individual or group shall not share in any of the promises that Yahweh makes with Israel in the Bible.
The “new” Covenant that Yahweh makes in Jeremiah 31 is only made with Israel and Judah, in contrast to the Christian/ Roman Catholic false claim that it is made with them and that Yahweh has abandoned Israel. This false testament cannot stand up under the clarity of Scripture.
Yirmeyahu – Jeremiah
To Our Forefathers Yisrael
“At the same time says Yahweh, will I be the Elohim of all the mishpachot (family) of Yisrael, and they shall be My people-Ami. See, the days are coming, says Yahweh that I will make a Brit Chadashah-Renewed Brit with Beit Yisrael, and with Beit Yahudah: Not according to the brit that I made with their ahvot (fathers) in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Mitzrayim (Egypt); which brit (covenant) they broke, although I was a husband to them, says Yahweh: But this shall be the brit that I will make with Beit Yisrael (House of Israel) after those days, says Yahweh, I will put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their levim (hearts); and will be their Elohim, and they shall be My People- Ami.”
Yahweh chastises Israel severely for not obeying the Commandments and maintaining the Covenant with the Holy One of Israel, but He keeps His Covenant promises forever.
Devarim – Deuteronomy
To Our Forefathers Yisrael
“And Yahweh shall scatter you among all peoples and nations, from the one end of the earth even to the other; and there you shall serve other elohim, which neither you or your ahvot have known even wood and stone.”
” I call the shamayim (heaven) and earth to witness against you this day that you shall soon utterly perish from off the land which you are going over Yarden to possess; you shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
And Yahweh shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the heathen, where Yahweh shall lead you. And there you shall serve elohim (false deities), the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. But if from there you shall seek Yahweh your Elohim, you shall find Him, if you seek Him with all your lev and with all your being. When you are in great tribulation, and all these things have come upon you, even in the latter-days, and then you shall make teshuvah (repentance) to Yahweh your Elohim, and shall be obedient to His voice. For Yahweh your Elohim is an El of rachamim (forgiveness, mercy), He will not forsake you, neither destroy you, nor forget the brit of your ahvot, which He swore to them.”
We must remember that Israel [both Houses] has a very unique place in the heart of Yahweh. We must remember that Israel is a treasured possession and a holy people set apart for Yahweh’s work among the nations. We cannot view this fact from the natural, flawed human eye, but only from the infallible eye of Scripture.
Devarim – Deuteronomy
To Our Forefathers Yisrael
” And Yahweh has caused you this day to be His segulla (treasured people), as He has promised you, and that you should shomer (keep) all His mitzvoth; And to make you high above all nations that He has made, in tehilla (praise), and in name, and in honor; and that you may be a kadosh (holy) people to Yahweh your Elohim, as He has spoken.”
People are now being recalled to a restored 1st Century Messianic community of faith that recognizes the Deity of Yeshua and the eternal importance of Torah study and observance. The two are mutually inclusive, not exclusive. The “New Testament” validates Torah as Paul states in Galatians, Romans and in his other letters.
Galutyah – Galatians
To The Believing Remnant of Yisrael
” So then they that are of emunah are blessed with faithful believing Avraham.
For as many as are followers of the works of law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continues not in all things that are written in the scroll of the Torah to do them. But that no man is declared a tzadik (justified/ righteous person) by the law in the sight of Yahweh, is evident: for, the tzadik (righteous) shall live by emunah (faith). And the law (Torah) is not made by emunah: but, the man that does what is written in it shall live in them. [What a blessing]! Moshiach has redeemed us from the curse of the Torah, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on an eytz (tree): [Curse; not the Torah itself] that the bracha (blessing) upon Avraham might come upon the nations through Yeshua ha Moshiach; that we might receive the promise of the Ruach HaKodesh through emunah (faith).”
Now, for the first time in two millennia, faithful Spirit filled believers are really studying the words of Moses and realizing that the results of disobedience to Yahweh’s Commandments results in curses (Allah, the curse, Heb. Strong’s #423) even if you have faith in the accomplished work of Yeshua at Golgotha. Obviously, the shed blood of the Messiah has dealt with the curse of the Law or eternal separation from Yahweh. However, the consequences of disobedience, the reality of reaping what you are sowing, still apply to all who think that the Law or Torah is no longer valid. That is a frightening thought.
Paul communicates this warning, as do the other New Testament writers, in no uncertain terms. Be warned!
Many believe that the restoration of the State of Israel with Jerusalem as its capitol in 1967 partially fulfilled the prophecies of Deuteronomy 30: 4-5 and Zephaniah 3:20, among others. At present, only a remnant of Israelites in and out of the land believe that Yeshua is Messiah, so the restoration promises are only partially fulfilled as of this date.
These remnant outcasts of the 10 tribes are being gathered from the ends of the earth and returned to reside in Eretz Israel, the Land of Promise. The remarkable achievement of the State of Israel in turning a desert into a productive economy is an indication that these prophecies, among others, are in the midst of fulfillment.
Yechezk’el – Ezekiel
To Our Forefathers Yisrael
“For I will take you out from among the gentiles, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean mayim (water) upon you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new lev (heart) also will I give you, and a new Ruach (Spirit) will I put inside you: and I will take away the stony lev out of your flesh, and I will give you a lev of flesh. And I will put My Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) inside you, and cause you to have a Halacha (walk) in My mishpatim (statutes), and you shall guard My mishpatim (commandments), and do them. And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your ahvot (fathers); and you shall be My people-Ami, and I will be your Elohim.”
Shemoth – Exodus
To Our Forefathers Yisrael on the Holy Mountain
“Now therefore, if you will obey My voice indeed, and shomer (obey) My brit (covenant), then you shall be a peculiar treasure to Me above all peoples: for all the earth is Mine: And you shall be to Me a malchut (kingdom) of kohanim (priests), and a kadosh (Holy) nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the children of Yisrael. And Moshe came and called for the zechanim (leaders) of the people, and set before them all these words that Yahweh commanded him. And all the people answered together, and said, all that Yahweh has spoken we will do. And Moshe returned the words of the people to Yahweh.”
“And the word of Elohim spoke all these words, saying [Aleph] I am Yahweh your Elohim, who has brought you out of the land of Mitzrayim (Egypt), out of the bayit (houses) of bondage. [Bet] You shall have no other elohim before My face.
You shall not make to you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in the shamayim (heavens) above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the mayim (waters) under the earth: You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I; Yahweh your Elohim am a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the ahvot (fathers) upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those that hate Me; And showing rachamim (mercy/ grace) to thousands of them that love Me, and shomer (obey) My mitzvoth (commands). [Gimel] You shall not bring the Name of Yahweh your Elohim to vain emptiness [unspoken] for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless that brings His Name to vain emptiness.”
Do not even SPEAK the names of false gods! It is tough living under a pagan calendar to obey that law.
We, in this modern era, have the same choice given to our father, Abraham, Moses and the prophets and people of the Israel of Yahweh. We choose Life and prosperity or death and adversity.
We can love Yahweh, walk in His ways, keep His Commandments, statutes and judgments or choose to be lawless and not follow him. Yahweh gives each of us a free will to make that choice.
It is imperative therefore, for all of those who claim to be a part of Israel according to Romans 9 thru 11, to believe and know that He is One Echad.
The Holy One is not mincing or parsing words. He simply states many times that He is Yahweh your Elohim. It is imperative for all of us to understand that for Israel, there is only One Father, Yahweh, and One Son, Yeshua!
Listening to His voice [Yeshua] and obeying His Torah [Written Commandments] are of paramount importance to the people of Israel chosen to be a light to the nations (ethnos) forever. It is our responsibility to take the words of the Holy One to all the other nations and to proclaim the restoration of the Scriptural patterns of Yahweh to the believing peoples, both in the Churches and in Judaism. The time for the restoration of all things is at hand, finally!
So if you believe that you are a part of the restored Two Houses of Israel of Yahweh who has been adopted into the family or into the Olive Tree that represents Israel, or have become a part of the Commonwealth of Israel; then you have a great responsibility to believe in the Eloah of Israel, Yahweh and His Son, Yeshua. As a Holy nation that has been set apart to receive and pass on the words of Life, it is our personal and corporate responsibility to point all of mankind to the One True Elohim and to the atoning work of His Son, Yeshua the Messiah.
This then is the “new” replacement theology. Replace the “new false replacement” with the ancient ways of YAHWEH!
Come Out From Among Them…
Those of us, who are old enough to have studied American history before the revisionists took over the history books, learned why the (mostly) European immigrants risked so much to cross the ocean and establish a new nation. It was not for the reasons that modern version textbooks put forth. It was for the purpose of establishing a nation free from the tyranny of state mandated [501c3] religion and worship and maintaining a service to Yahweh guided only by Scripture. In those days of our beginning, children were taught to read and think Biblically and to think and reason in the subjects of ethics, values and science, which agreed with the Creator of the universe.
The “western mindset,” so often denigrated, is now being strongly influenced by the “eastern” mindset and worldview, and pagan practices containing a corrupting influence. True, the group mentality of any people becomes corrupted over time [the Hegelian dialectic] and we in the west are no exception. Despising our time proven western ways altogether is counter productive, however. Until recently, America stood out among the nations as the most progressive, best educated, most industrious, productive, compassionate, free and just ethnos in history. Unfortunately, the last fifty years or so has seen an accelerating descent into evil. Even so, the rest of the world is far ahead of America in the suicidal slide to oblivion. Old world cultures that ridicule the “ugly American” would do well to take a good look in the mirror.
In the eastern cultures, only a very small remnant is acquainted with the Almighty. Instead, the majority are idol worshippers as are Africans, islanders and jungle dwellers. The once God-fearing nation we call home is sliding down the same slippery heathen slope.
Increased world travel in this present generation has produced a worldview that is enamored with “exotic” other cultures. This is supposed by many to be “broadening, enlightening and progressive.” Never mind that Yahweh commanded His people not to consider the ways of the heathen. (Psalms 106:34) “They…mingled with the nations (foreigners, heathen) and learned to follow their ways. They went on to serve their idols which became a snare to them.”
We know that the last days will reveal that only a small remnant are genuine born again, spirit filled believers of the true Yahweh; a tiny remnant from the vast numbers of those who profess the faith. The majority of Christians have fallen prey to the deceiver and are caught up in many forms of new age and eastern practices such as “Christian” yoga, the labyrinth, contemplative prayer (which is really eastern meditation), the prosperity doctrines of Chemosh, Milcom, Mithra, Moloch and scores of other non-Biblical pagan emerging practices which are leading believers away from the Scriptures.
We now have our nation’s leaders, both religious and secular, proclaiming that all religions lead to God [universalism]. This in itself is a belief rooted in Buddhism and Hinduism, each with its own twist. Believing that all “religions” are equal is a very pagan belief. The unbeliever sees no value in any religious faith, ergo; all are equally corrupt in their minds.
Yes, the Eastern belief system, culture and mind-set are very different from our experience. For instance, we in the West value activity and productivity; Easterners value rest and relaxation. The East is passive and the West is assertive. Easterners marry; then maybe love. We of the West find love first, and then marry. We seek change and innovation; Easterners prefer to stay rooted in tradition.
Eastern thought favors learning to live with less, Westerners strive to achieve and acquire and build. There are many other contrasting views of which these are but a few examples. The point is that not all western ideas should be exchanged for the eastern way of life and thought. The west has at least as much [and more] to recommend it, as does eastern culture and thought.
(Hebrews 11:6) “Without faith it is impossible to please Yahweh. Whoever approaches Him must believe He exists and that He becomes a rewarder to those who diligently seek Him.” Yahweh expects us to be active and diligent in seeking Him and in learning His word
(II Timothy 2:15) The words “diligent”, “diligence” and “diligently”, appear 62 times in Scripture. These are not passive, but active words. Activity and diligence are western traits. However, when studying Scripture, one finds that serving Yahweh is a life style, not an abstract concept. In order to know how to become a believer in Yeshua and to be born again, one has to understand the concept of repentance and redemption. After one has achieved this understanding and then followed through by taking the first steps to becoming a believer with a regenerated spirit, then serving Yahweh becomes an active practice. We have to understand that we cannot get the “horse before the cart” in attempting to earn salvation by works, but that works must follow faith, as we are told in the Book of James.
America was once a nation set apart from the rest of the world- the “old world” and its degraded lifestyle. The “new world” began with people zealous for truth and righteousness; sturdy pioneers who rolled up their sleeves and took on the challenge of taming the wilderness, building homes, families and churches that were free from the tyranny of the European despots and untamed savages of backward civilizations. All things beginning clean and fresh will immediately start to succumb to the Law of Entropy, the second law of thermodynamics, unless sufficient consistent energy is applied. A new civilization begins with the necessary energy, but when an acceptable level of comfort is obtained, relaxation of effort begins the downward slope of corruption and degeneration.
Now, all other societies of the world hate Americans for various reasons, many of them justified. At the same time, those who hate us most are themselves; far more degenerate and corrupt than we are. America has done more than any other nation to evangelize the world, but very few missionaries are bringing the true gospel of the Kingdom because of their lack of education and training in what the totality of Scripture really teaches. The same spirit that prompts eager American believers to act and diligently work for God also may incline them to go forth into battle before becoming fully equipped and scripturally literate.
One needs not only to study the Scriptures until they are understood to the best of one’s ability, but one also needs to be cognizant of the times we are living in, and like the sons of Issachar, understand the times and know what Scriptural Israel ought to do. We are Israel if we are born again and grafted into the house of Israel [Romans 9, 10 and 11]. We can find daily current news items that were written about hundreds of years ago in the Scriptures.
Isaiah 10:13, 15 “The Assyrian, (anti-Messiah) says ‘with my strong arm, I have done this, and with my wisdom because I’m so clever! I erased the boundaries between peoples. I plundered their stores for the future as a mighty man, I subjugated the inhabitants…I gathered the whole earth – not one wing fluttered, not one beak opened or chirped.”
Are the “world designers” not doing exactly this right now? The plan is to erase the borders separating the United States from Canada and Mexico a la European Union. Soon, they plan to eliminate our U. S. currency in exchange for the Amero. The U.S. economy is already being plundered and wasted on things the voters, laborers and business people of this nation do not agree with.
Along with floods of immigrants come all their pagan religious practices; practices condemned by Yahweh. He has not changed through the centuries in His hatred of idolatry and false religions.
Like America, Israel entered the homeland given to them by Yahweh and His instruction, His Torah, they were to eliminate every idol and their idolatrous worshippers. Those who desired to worship Yahweh in the way the Scriptures prescribe established the nation. It was to be a nation set apart, new, clean and righteous, with no false religion allowed by the will of the people.
Ever since the day Israel began to be regathered (so far, only the Southern tribe of Judah), the rest of the world has been busily trying to dismantle the Jewish settlements and trade their God given land to their enemies for an obviously false peace specified in the Oslo [toilet seat in Hebrew] accords. In Israel, hard working, honest people are being driven from their homes in their own homeland and are being forced to turn them over to lawless thugs who will use them as launching grounds from which to attack fleeing Israelis with rockets. How long will it be before Americans are treated in the same way? When will our government drive people from their homes and award them to invading hordes from south of our borders? (Isaiah 3:14), “Adonai presents the indictment against the leaders and officers of His people: It is you who devour the vineyard; in your houses is plunder taken from the poor. What do you mean by crushing my people and grinding down the faces of the poor?”
Deuteronomy 28:43 “The foreigner living with you will rise higher and higher while you sink lower and lower. …He will be the head and you the tail.”
A people [sheeple?] get the leadership they ask for and deserve. If the people do not take action to keep leaders in line, then the results are upon their own heads.
Job 12:18 “He makes fools of judges. He removes authority from kings.” “He makes nations great and destroys them; He enlarges nations, and then leads them away. He removes understanding from a country’s leaders and makes them wander in trackless deserts. They grope in unlit darkness; He makes them stagger like drunks.”
If a nation abandons their trust in Yahweh who establishes them in their land, then the leaders He sends to afflict them are a warning to the people to once again repent, turn back to their roots and come to their senses and serve the true Yahweh so they can again be blessed.
No, it is not having a “western mindset” that is the problem. True, the Scriptures were spoken by Yahweh to a Hebrew Middle Eastern people, using Hebrew idioms and language. However, westerners (Americans) who follow the admonitions in Scripture can certainly grasp the meanings intended. It takes a willingness to learn, to apply energy and the good, active minds and action oriented propensities of westerners as well as Judeo-Christian people of any other culture on earth.
Yahweh knew what He was doing when He established this nation. His intentions have not changed, but the people have become complacent, allowed ignorance to replace knowledge of the truth, and have begun to reap the bitter fruit from the seeds we have planted. Judgment is coming, and in fact is already here. Drought, floods, earthquakes, enemy invasions, foreigner take-overs, unjust judges, flagrant sin of every kind on every side is prompting the hand of Yahweh, which is raised for a severe blow of correction or if correction is refused, then total destruction.
The Daughters of Zelophad exercised their rights as the lawful citizens of Israel. There is a lesson for us in their zeal for justice.
We will see you on the dusty road to Emmaus. Yeshua will meet us there. “And beginning with Moses and all of the Prophets, He explained ALL of the THINGS concerning Himself.”
Please wake up, America.
© By Messianic teacher, Rav James Talbott, Yeshua HaTikvah Yisrael Ministries
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