Shalom. Our teaching this morning will be from Exodus 31.1-11. And we have a title for this morning’s message; Everything is the will of GOD.
READ EXODUS 31.1-11
The LORD has completed giving Moses all the instructions to build the Sanctuary and everything pertaining to it. And The LORD named two master builders to be in charge in carrying out His plans. Bezaleel from the tribe of Judah whom The LORD filled with the Spirit of GOD in wisdom and in understanding and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship to weave designs of gold, silver, and brass, and precious stone cutting for setting. And carving wood, and in all manner of workmanship.
And The LORD gave Moses Aholiab from the tribe of Dan to be Bezaleel’s assistant. And also The LORD GOD assigned others from all the tribes who were skillful and artful whom The LORD gave wisdom to make everything that GOD commanded Moses; the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and the ark of the covenant, and the mercy seat, and the two cherubim that were upon it, and all the furnishings of the Tabernacle. The table for the showbread and its furnishings. The menorah, the seven branch candlestick, with all its furnishings, and the altar of incense. And the altar of burnt offering with all its furnishings. And the laver for washing, and its base. And the clothes of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the High Priest, and his sons the Priests to minister to The LORD in the Priest’s Office. And the anointing oil, and the sweet perfumed incense for the Sanctuary. According to all that GOD commanded, they shall do.
So The LORD assigned skilled people to Moses from all the tribes of Israel to build the Sanctuary and everything belonging to it. People whom The LORD GOD filled with the Spirit of GOD in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge to make all that GOD commanded Moses.
Everything in life. Everything in history, past, present, and future is the will of GOD. It is the power of His choosing for His purpose.
The Bible teaches us that GOD has made all our works in us. ISAIAH 26.12
The Hebrew word for works is MAH’AH’SEEM meaning, everything we do, everything we make and accomplish, or fail at, all our actions, activities, business, labor, occupation, possessions, etc. That which anyone makes or does is the will of GOD for His purpose.
I know that other Bibles might have different translations of Isaiah 26.12, but the fact is that GOD makes all our works in us. Just as He assigned certain skilled workers whom He filled with The Spirit of GOD in wisdom, understanding, and knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship to build the Sanctuary and everything that pertained to, GOD fills every human being with The Spirit of GOD, and He makes all our works in us. I am not speaking of The Holy Spirit. The Spirit of GOD in us is our Life. And everything we do is the will of GOD. GENESIS 2.7
The Hebrew word for formed is YEE’TSAYR which means not only did GOD FORM us, He DETERMINED who we would be. He put all our works in us. Everything we do, make, accomplish, even fail. All is the will of GOD for His purpose.
Like a potter, GOD has formed the spirit of every person. ZECHARIAH 12.1
The Hebrew word here for formed is YO’TSAYR meaning GOD has Molded the spirit of man like a potter into the Shape He chooses. And GOD DETERMINES who we are by making all our works in us.
Spirit in Hebrew is RU’AKH meaning life, our mind, our brains, our abilities, intelligence, understanding, courage. GOD has determined everything about us.
Righteousness in Hebrew is TSAH’DEEK meaning to be right with GOD. Being right with GOD comes by obeying GOD. Being obedient to every Word He speaks, and obeying His Law of Moses.
And being Righteous also comes from GOD. GOD chooses and determines who will be righteous, obedient to GOD. And He chooses who will be unrighteous, disobedient to GOD by being disobedient to His Word, and disobedient to His Law of Moses. ISAIAH 54.17, 1 PETER 2.8
The elect are chosen by GOD. 1 PETER 1.2
Elect here means chosen by GOD.
To the foreknowledge of GOD. Foreknowledge in Greek is PROGNOSIS, meaning here, GOD’s knowledge of something or someone before it exists, even before that life came into being. Elect according to the foreknowledge of GOD is the will of GOD. He makes the choosing who His elect is. And the proof of being GOD’s elect is Obedience. Obedience to GOD’s every word, and Obedience to GOD’s Law of Moses. Deuteronomy 8.3, Matthew 4.4, Luke 4.4.
EPHESIANS 1.4, 5, 11 Predestinated in Greek is PRO’ORID’ZO meaning that predestination is an act of GOD. GOD predetermined, or determined beforehand, even before the Creation of the universe everything for GOD’s purpose. All things past, present, and future are the will of GOD, and predestinated.
GOD even tells us in advance that the way to eternal life is narrow, and few find it.
MATTHEW 7.13-14, MATTHEW 22.14
And The LORD tells us why the way to eternal life is narrow, and why few are chosen. Because the majority of humanity are lawless, without law. They reject and disobey GOD by turning their back on His Law of Moses. And that also is the will of GOD. The elect are chosen by GOD.
The will of The Father in Heaven is to do His Law of Moses. PSALM 40.8
It is also the will of GOD that the boundaries of all the nations of the world have been determined by GOD according to the number of the Jewish people, the children of Israel. DEUTERONOMY 32.8
And it is also the will of GOD in the end days to gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle, bringing an end of Gentile global rule. GOD will destroy all the enemies of Israel, and those who hate Jewish people, bringing the return of The LORD to establish His Messianic Kingdom in Israel where MESSIAH YESHUA will be King over all the earth. That is the will of GOD.
ZECHARIAH 14.1-5, 9, 12-13, LUKE 21.23-24
A close friend of mine recently told me, if it were not the Jewish people whom GOD appointed to give Messiah Yeshua to the Romans to be killed, GOD would have chosen another people. But GOD did choose the Jewish people to deliver The Messiah to the Romans for crucifixion for the benefit of all humanity. That is their atonement for their sins. And Messiah’s sacrificial death was also the will of GOD, predetermined before the foundation of the world, for His purpose, to them that love GOD.
It was always the will of GOD, and the plan of GOD, predetermined by GOD before the Creation of the universe that Yeshua The Messiah, GOD Almighty in the flesh, a human being would give His Life to be our Atonement for Jewish people, and all people.
1 PETER 1.19-20
Foreordained means here that GOD knew and determined before the Creation that He, The LORD GOD would be The Jewish Messiah, a human being, to give His Life for the Atonement of those Whom He chooses. And that also is the will of GOD.
No one loved the Jewish People and Israel so intently, even unto death as Yeshua the Messiah.
Being made manifest these last times for you means that Messiah APPEARED these last times for you.
GOD also foreknew, a
nd chose The Jewish People before the Creation of the world. ROMANS 11.1-2
The Spirit of GOD and The Holy Spirit are The One GOD.
JOHN 4.24, GENESIS 1.1-2, JEREMIAH 23.24
And The Holy Spirit is explained by Yeshua in JOHN 14.15-17.
JOHN 14.15 Yeshua The Messiah is GOD The Father, The One GOD. See John 14.9 and Isaiah 9.6, Hebrew Scriptures Isaiah 9.5. And when we love Messiah Who is GOD, we prove it by obeying His commandments that collectively are The Law of Moses.
JOHN 14.16 And when we obey GOD’s commandments, His Law of Moses, Messiah prays to The Father to give us another Comforter, Who is The Holy Spirit Who consoles us, and comforts us and lives with us forever as long as we continue to have faith in Yeshua, and obey His Law of Moses.
HEBREWS 6.4-6, EZEKIEL 18.24, 1 SAMUEL 16.13-14, 1 SAMUEL 15.22-28, MATTHEW 10.22
JOHN 14.17 The Holy Spirit is The Spirit of Truth Who teaches us The Truth. The Holy Spirit teaches us to obey GOD, every Word He speaks. He teaches us to be obedient to His Law of Moses. And The Holy Spirit teaches us that there is only One GOD, not three or four gods. Those without The Holy Spirit reject The Law of Moses and disregard it. And those without The Holy Spirit reject Yeshua The Messiah, and mock Him.
The Holy Spirit is given to those who obey GOD, and are obedient to His Law of Moses. That includes belief in Messiah Yeshua from the prophesies in The Old Testament, and fulfillment in The New Testament. And since Righteousness is of GOD, it is the will of GOD as to who receives The Holy Spirit, and who does not.
And it is The Spirit of GOD Who moves us to do His Service. All the will of GOD.
2 CHRONICLES 20.14-15, 2 CHRONICLES 36.22-23, EZRA 1.5
HAGGAI 1.14, 2 KINGS 19.4-7
In conclusion, let’s look at what John wrote in JOHN 21.25. Because the same can be said about The Spirit of GOD.
There are also many other things which The Spirit of GOD did which if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written if all was told what The Spirit of GOD has done, and will do. And The Spirit of GOD is GOD, Yeshua The Messiah. Everything is the will of GOD. Amen
Shalom, Ira Weinstein