Shalom. Our teaching this morning will be from Exodus 28.36-37.
READ EXODUS 28.36-37
EXODUS 28.36-37 Aaron the High Priest wore on the front of his mitre, a mitre is a turban, a narrow gold plate with the engraved words KODESH LA’YEHOVAH, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
And the gold plate was fastened to the turban by blue lace.
The engravings of a signet is a carved or engraved impression that was used to make a distinctive design in a signet ring or in precious stones, or in other things such as the pure gold plate that had the words HOLINESS TO The LORD engraved in it.
And as GOD is Holy, we too should be Holy. So our teaching this morning will be about HOLINESS TO The LORD.
Holiness is GOD’s very being. He is perfect, pure, and GOD has no sin in His Life. He is undefiled, and separate from sinners because sin separates from GOD. ISAIAH 59.2
Iniquity of course is sin, and sin is breaking GOD’s Laws, His Law of Moses. 1 JOHN 3.4
But those who obey The Holy GOD, doing according to all His Law of Moses, which is not difficult, GOD will hear, and it will be done.
PSALM 91.14-16, JOHN 14.13-15, JOHN 15.7, 1 JOHN 3.22, 1 JOHN 5.3
The writer of Hebrews gives us a brief explanation of GOD’s Holiness. HEBREWS 7.24-26
VERSE 24 This Man is Yeshua The Messiah. He is Melchizedek, Priest of The Most High GOD, Who is GOD Almighty, The One GOD of Creation Who appeared to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and others. And as a human being, He came to the lost sheep of the House of Israel as Messiah Yeshua.
And because He lives forever, His position as High Priest does not pass on to someone else.
GENESIS 12.7, GENESIS 26.1-2, 24, GENESIS 35.9, EXODUS 33.11, MATTHEW 15.24,
GENESIS 14.18, HEBREWS 7.1-3.
VERSE 25 Messiah is able to save and deliver them to the uttermost, totally and completely, those who come to GOD by Him. Messiah, Who is GOD Almighty, Jehovah is able to deliver us from the power and consequences of sin. The consequence of sin, breaking GOD’s Law of Moses is death.
See Matthew 7.23. But having atonement through Messiah’s death, GOD saves and delivers us from all our sins completely. GOD forgives our iniquity, and remembers our sin no more. That is truly the love of GOD.
And Messiah lives forever to make Intercession for us. When we need help, Messiah prays to The Father for us, as we pray for others. That is Intercession, and GOD always delivers us. And that is also GOD’s love.
A good example of Intercession is when Messiah told Peter He prayed to The Father for him because satan wanted to sift him as wheat and cause him grief. LUKE 22.31-32
I know that Messiah Who is GOD Almighty, Jehovah, praying to, and interceding to GOD Almighty, The Father might be difficult to understand. But there is only One GOD. Elohim is GOD. Elohim is a plural Hebrew word for GOD though He is The One GOD and there is only One GOD. Elohim is The Father, He is Jehovah, He is GOD The Son, He is GOD The Messiah Yeshua, He is GOD The Holy Spirit, and oftentimes He is The Angel of GOD. He is The Presence of GOD, and The Glory of GOD. GOD can be whatever He chooses, yet there is only One GOD. GOD can be in many different places physically, and be seen all at the same time. But there is only One GOD. GOD is not a human being as we are. He is GOD. He created the Heavens and the earth, and all that is in them. And He dwells in Heaven, and He dwells in us. And GOD intercedes for us to GOD. Not only is that the love of God, it is remarkable and comforting.
DEUTERONOMY 6.4, DEUTERONOMY 4.35, 39, MARK 12.29.
And that is why Messiah can say, “Come to Me and I will give you rest”. Because He is GOD, a GOD of comfort. MATTHEW 11.28-30
Messiah interceding for us is fulfillment of prophecy. ISAIAH 53.12
Therefore I (GOD) will divide to Him, or distribute to Him, (to Messiah Yeshua), a portion, or inheritance with the great. The great are the true Believers, and according to Revelation 21.7, our portion is to inherit all things with Messiah.
And Messiah will divide the spoil with the strong. The strong are the true Believers in Messiah. The spoil is everlasting life with Messiah in Heaven. And Heaven is supernatural beauty and magnificence unlike anything, or anyplace we have ever seen or experienced. Where GOD will dwell with us Physically and Spiritually. Where there are no more tears, no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither will there be any more pain, for all the grief and troubles of today will pass away. That is GOD’s promise for salvation. And that is GOD’s love. Revelation 21 and 22.
Because Messiah has poured out His Soul unto death to be our Atonement for the forgiveness of our sins. And He was numbered with the transgressors though no sin was in Him.
And He bare the sin of many. He took on our punishment for our sins. And He was killed in our place. The punishment for sin is death unless it is atoned for. And Yeshua is our Atonement. GOD has forgiven all our sins, and Messiah stepped into our place and took on our punishment. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down His Life for His friends. John 15.13.
And He made, and still makes Intercession for the transgressors who have Atonement through Messiah. Messiah prays to The Father whenever we need help, whenever we’re in crisis, and GOD always delivers us. GOD is My Salvation. HE is My Yeshua. All Messianic prophecy is fulfilled in Messiah Yeshua.
Let’s return to Hebrews 7.26.
VERSE 26 This High Priest, Yeshua The Messiah, Who is Jehovah, The GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, became us. That is, Messiah meets all our needs. He is Holy, perfect, pure, without sin, and harmless. There is no evil in Him. He is undefiled, separate from sinners, and raised higher than the heavens.
Holiness to The LORD, is Holiness to Yeshua The Messiah. And as GOD our Father is Holy, we also should be Holy. LEVITICUS 19.1-2, 1 PETER 1.14-16
I think on the words of David who wrote, “Worship The LORD in the beauty of Holiness”. PSALM 29.2
Yeshua gives an excellent explanation to David’s words, “Worship The LORD in the beauty of Holiness”.
JOHN 4.23 The true worshippers in Messiah must worship The Father in the beauty of holiness. That is in Spirit and in Truth. In Spirit is having The Holy Spirit because of our belief in Messiah, and our obedience to Torah, GOD’s Law of Moses. That is worshipping The Father in Truth.
Thus worshipping The LORD in the Beauty of Holiness is worshipping The LORD our GOD in Spirit and in Truth. And there is no better place to be than in the Beauty of Holiness. Acts 5.32.
Psalm 111 is an excellent portrait of The LORD, and His Holiness.
PSALM 111.1 Praise ye The LORD in Hebrew is HALLELUYAH.
The writer says, “I will praise The LORD with my whole heart in the assembly of the upright.”&n
bsp; The upright are those who are holy and just, living by GOD’s Torah, His Laws, instructions, and teachings all written in The Law of Moses. And in the congregation, the people of GOD.
VERSE 2 The works of The LORD are great, and people search out His greatness that is within reach to all who desire Him.
VERSE 3 His work is honorable and glorious, beautiful and excellent, majestic and magnificent. And His righteousness endures forever. His virtue is everlasting.
VERSE 4 GOD has made His wonderful works to be remembered forever. And The LORD is gracious, full of compassion, and merciful.
VERSE 5 He will always give food to those who fear Him. And He remembers His Covenant forever, His Word, and His Torah, GOD’s Laws, instructions, and teachings. Psalm 105.8-10.
VERSE 6 Part of GOD’s great works is giving His people the inheritance of the heathen. The Complete Jewish Bible reads, “He shows His people how powerfully He works by giving them the nations as their heritage”.
The writer of this Psalm might mean that GOD gave the land of Canaan to the Jewish people when He delivered them from Egypt.
But I believe the writer is speaking of GOD giving the Jewish people many nations at The LORD’s return during the 1,000 year Millennium. Let’s look at some Scriptures.
DEUTERONOMY 32.8 When The Most High gave the nations their inheritance, that is their countries, when He divided the human race, He allocated the boundaries of their countries according to Israel’s population.
GENESIS 22.15-17 And your seed shall possess or inherit the gate of his enemies. Gate can also mean cities, or the gates of a land, or the entrance of a land or country.
I believe that this passage along with Psalm 111.6 means that Abraham’s seed, the Jewish people who descend from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will inherit and take ownership of those countries who for centuries have been enemies to the Jews, and there are many. This will happen in The Millennium.
JEREMIAH 23.5-6 In those days of King Messiah’s Reign over all the earth during the 1,000 year Millennium, I believe that Jewish men and women with strong belief in Messiah, and strength in Torah will carry out GOD’s justice and judgment in the earth in those countries, along with non-Jewish people who comply with GOD’s words written in Numbers 15.16, One Law, The Law of Moses, and one standard of judgment, according to The Law of Moses, shall be for the Jewish people and the non-Jewish people who live with you.
They will inherit and possess the gate of their enemies. They will govern those countries under Messiah Yeshua The King over all the earth. Zechariah 14.9
Let’s return to Psalm 111, the power and holiness of GOD.
VERSE 7 GOD’s works are truth. His judgments are according to His Laws. All His Commandments are true, established forever. They are faithful and can be trusted.
VERSE 8-9 GOD’s Commandments stand forever. They are done in truth and uprightness. He always delivers His people. Holy and reverend is His Name. Reverend in Hebrew is YAH’RAY meaning GOD is awesome, and we should fear Him, even be afraid of Him, and do what He says.
VERSE 10 The fear of The Holy GOD is the beginning of wisdom. When you fear GOD and do what He says, that is the beginning of wisdom.
A good understanding have all they practicing them. That is fearing GOD, and keeping His Commandments. John 14.15.
A good understanding in Hebrew is SAY’KHEL TOVE. SAY’KHEL is understanding, intelligence, success, prosperity, and wisdom. All who fear GOD, and keep His Commandments, The Law of Moses have say’khel, wisdom.
And yes, His praise endures forever.
And that is Holiness To The LORD, fearing GOD, and keeping His Commandments. For it is written, “You shall be Holy, for I The LORD your GOD am Holy”. Leviticus 19.1-2, 1 Peter 1.15-16.
Shalom, Ira Weinstein
HOLINESS TO THE LORD.