Shalom. Our teaching this morning will be from Exodus 9.1-7.
READ EXODUS 9.1-7
EXODUS 9.1 It’s interesting to note that The LORD GOD calls Himself The LORD GOD of the Hebrews while Yeshua The Messiah is called King of the Jews. MATTHEW 27.11, 29, 37
(Matthew 27.11) You have said.
But The LORD GOD, for all intents and purposes, also calls Himself The LORD GOD of the Jews because He is King of the Jews and the Messiah. When He said to Moses at the burning bush, The LORD GOD of their fathers, The GOD of Abraham, The GOD of Isaac, and The GOD of Jacob has appeared unto you. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, are the founding fathers of the Jewish people. EXODUS 4.4-5
The Jewish people were first called Hebrews before being called Jewish or Jews. GENESIS 14.13
This is the first time the word Hebrew appears in The Bible. Hebrews in the Hebrew language is EEV REEM, meaning on the other side. Perhaps referring to the region on the other side of the Jordan River where the land of Israel is. Or on the other side of the Euphrates River that flows through the upper parts of Syria and Iraq where GOD’s boundaries for Israel extend. GOD had made a covenant with Abraham saying, unto your descendants I have given this land (Israel) from the river of Egypt, unto the great river, the river Euphrates. And all the Canaanite countries, ten in total. The river of Egypt might be the Nile. GENESIS 15.18-21
Thus the word Hebrew could also mean “on the other side” of the Euphrates River where GOD’s boundaries for the land of Israel are.
Also, some believe the origin of the term Hebrew comes from Eber the grandson of Shem, and one of the ancestors of Abraham. GENESIS 10.21
(Genesis 10.21) A more understandable reading would be, Unto Shem, also the forefather or ancestor of all the descendants of Eber, and the older brother of Japheth.
Eber in Hebrew is AY VEHR, which means a region across, or on the other side.
Thus the Jewish people were first called Hebrews when GOD took Abraham out of the Gentiles. Then many years later the Hebrews are called Jewish, or Jews. Here’s a little history.
The Hebrew word YEH HOO DEE meaning Jew or Jewish first came into being when the Jewish exiles from Babylon returned to Israel around 516 B.C.E./B.C. after The LORD GOD had the southern kingdom of Judah captured and carried away by the Babylonians to Babylon for 70 years because Israel had sinned against The LORD their GOD continually. So when the Jewish exiles returned, they were called Jewish and not Hebrew. ESTHER 2.5
YEH HOO DEE in Hebrew for Jewish or Jew DOES NOT refer to a member of the tribe of Judah but to all the children of Israel. Mordecai was from the tribe of Benjamin. This was the beginning of the use of the term Jewish or Jew for all the children of Israel.
The word YEH HOO DEE or Jew has an interesting meaning. Jew means praiser of GOD. One who celebrates and worships GOD. Yehoodi or Jew comes from the Hebrew word YEH HOO DAH meaning Judah. Judah means celebrate and praise. Yehoodah or Judah comes from the Hebrew word Yah dah which means to hold out the hand, to revere, or worship with extended hands, and to confess and praise. Thus Jew or Jewish means a praiser of GOD, one who worships GOD, reveres Him, celebrates Him, and praises Him and confesses to Him, and is thankful for Him.
EXODUS 9.6-7 While GOD was raining wonders and plagues upon Egypt, The LORD protected His people the children of Israel from all those plagues. And The LORD our GOD always protects His special people, you and me from all evil.
EXODUS 8.22, EXODUS 9.26, EXODUS 10.23, EXODUS 11.4-7
EXODUS 12.12, 13, EXODUS 15.24-26. PSALM 91.1-16, ISAIAH 32.17-18
The LORD does not stand idly by. He shows His great supernatural strength for all those whose heart is perfect toward Him. 2 CHRONICLES 16.9
GOD is pure Spirit. He fills Heaven and earth. He sees and knows everything.
STRONG – KHAHZAK – strong, powerful, GOD strengthens us, cures us, helps us, and heals us.
In the behalf of them whose heart is perfect.
BEHALF in Hebrew is EEM Meaning – For all.
PERFECT – SHAH LAYM – complete, perfect, perfected
So what is a perfect heart toward GOD? This is how The Bible explains a perfect heart toward GOD. One who walks with GOD, obeys Him, Obeys His every Word, His commandments, His Law of Moses, and does them. Then The LORD GOD Almighty will show Himself strong for all whose heart is perfect toward Him.
GENESIS 6.9 – JUST – STAH DEEK – law-abiding, obedient to GOD’s Laws.
1 KINGS 8.60-61 His statues – His Law, i.e. His Law of Moses, His set times, that is His Festivals of Leviticus 23.
1 CHRONICLES 29.18-19 His testimonies – every Word GOD speaks. Matthew 4.4, Luke 4.4
PSALM 37.37 UPRIGHT – YAH SHAHR – law-abiding, obedient to GOD’s Word, His commandments and Law of Moses.
END – AH KHAH REET – future and reward
JAMES 1.25 The perfect law of liberty is The Law of Moses. It is perfect because it’s GOD’s Law, and the Law of Liberty, God’s Law of Moses, is the Truth, and it frees us from sin and death. Also believing in Yeshua The Messiah is taught in the Perfect Law of Liberty.
GENESIS 49.10, 18, GENESIS 12.3, NUMBERS 24.17, 19, ISAIAH 9.6 (5), MICAH 5.2 (1)
etc, etc, etc.
And those who do GOD’s Law of Moses will be blessed in His deed, that is in everything you do.
And the rewards, GOD will always help you, and heal you, and He will show you His mighty strength in the time of trouble, and deliver you and bless you in everything you do, for those whose heart is perfect toward The LORD, and is a doer of the work of the Perfect Law of Liberty, GOD’s Law of Moses.
GOD’s Word is filled with promises of protection to those who keep His covenant and His testamonies, to those who keep His every Word and His Law.
PSALM 34.7 ENCAMP – KHAH NAH – the Angel of The LORD pitches a tent around us to protect us.
To them that fear Him. The word fear in Hebrew is YAH RAY meaning, to be afraid of GOD, frightened of GOD. And when we fear GOD, it becomes very easy to obey GOD, every Word He speaks. Then He will deliver you, always.
PSALM 41.1-2, PSALM 125. 1-2, DANIEL 6.21-23
(Daniel 6.23) The word believe as in Daniel believed in His GOD, means not only believing in GOD, but obeying Him, and trusting The LORD YOUR GOD.
LUKE 21.5-19 VERSE 19 In your patience you possess your souls. You take control of your life in a GODLY manner when you exercise patience knowing GOD works all things for good to them that love GOD, to them that are the called, according to GOD’s purpose. Romans 8.28.
So again, GOD promises to protect you, and deliver you when you fear Him, and obey Him. GOD delivers those who consider the poor, and He blesses you, and delivers you from all danger. And when you exercise patience, because you trust in The LORD for all things, you take control of your life in a GODLY fashion.
And those who listen
to GOD, and do what He says, will dwell safely, and have peace from fear. The best place to know what GOD requires of you, to be loved by The LORD and to be exceedingly blessed by The LORD is by reading The Bible from Genesis through Revelation, and doing what He says.
PROVERBS 1.33 HEARKEN – SHMA – listen to GOD, hear GOD, and do what He says.
Quiet from fear of evil – QUIET – SHA HAHN – peaceful
DEUTERONOMY 7.12-15 GOD’s love, and mercy, and His blessings are CONDITIONAL. It is conditional upon us by The LORD GOD to obey Him, His Word, His Law of Moses, His commandments, and do them. Then GOD will love you, and bless you mightily when you do what He says.
ISAIAH 43.1-7 VERSE 7 – Everyone that is called by My Name, meaning everyone called out by GOD to be His. I have created him, her for My glory, My honor. I have formed him, her in every way. Yes, GOD has made us, you and me.
FORMED – YAH STAH – GOD has formed and moulded us into our shape and form as a potter shapes a piece of pottery. GOD has fashioned us, even our frame, and our mind for His purpose, and has determined who we are. We, and all creation were predestined and predetermined before the creation by GOD The Creator for His purpose.
Yes, GOD says I have made him, her. The word made in Hebrew is AH SAH – meaning, GOD MADE us, He APPOINTED us, He PREPARED us to SERVE Him, to be a WORKMAN for His USE, to YIELD to Him, that is, complying, agreeing, and humbly being obedient to Him without resistance. GOD has made us for all those things.
I would say that’s a pretty good deal. GOD has made us to be His servants.
And here’s the mightiest of blessings. When we do the will of GOD with a perfect heart toward Him.
1 JOHN 3.2
So in conclusion, GOD’s love for us, His mercy and His blessings are conditional. Conditional because GOD requires everyone to obey Him, to yield to Him without resistance, to obey His every Word, His commandments and His Law of Moses which includes keeping His Saturday Sabbath on the 7th day of the week, and all His Sabbaths, and all His Festivals found in Leviticus 23. And His food laws written in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14, and everything else The LORD your GOD requires you to do. And GOD will protect you from all evil and every curse. He will show Himself strong to heal you and strengthen you, and deliver you in the time of trouble. And He will bless you because you are considerate to the poor. And He will protect you forever because you are called by His Name. He will love you, and bless you, and be merciful to you forever, because The LORD has called you to be His to serve Him, and to spend eternity with Him in His likeness.
Shalom, Ira Weinstein
Shalom. Our teaching this morning will be from Exodus 9.1-7.