Because THE LORD OUR GOD gives us all things, and teaches us how to lead a Good, Healthy, and Successful Life, we will continue The LORD’S Teaching from Leviticus 23.33-44 about Sukkot, The Feast of Tabernacles that teaches us to Rejoice Before The LORD OUR GOD, and Remember GOD’S Covenant Forever.
And GOD also teaches us from His Word throughout Scripture that He is Jewish.
THUS, THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, GOD IS JEWISH, REJOICE BEFORE THE LORD, AND REMEMBER GOD’S COVENANT FOREVER.
So with that said, let’s read Leviticus 23.33-44.
LEVITICUS 23.39-41 The LORD says, And you shall Rejoice before The LORD YOUR GOD seven days. And you shall Celebrate The Feast of Tabernacles in The Seventh Month.
So I thought, let’s study a passage about Rejoicing before The LORD, a passage that teaches about GOD’S Everlasting Covenant.
And I’m adding to that that GOD Teaches in The Bible that He is Jewish.
So our teaching and message about Rejoicing and GOD’S Everlasting Covenant will come from 1 Chronicles 16.
1 CHRONICLES 16.7 That day was when The Children of Israel brought The Ark of GOD, also called The Ark of The Covenant into The Tent that King David had set up for it. Right in the center of it.
Let’s read about that day when King David had The Ark brought into The Tent in 1 CHRONICLES 15.1-4, 25-28
That was a day filled with Joy and Rejoicing Before The LORD.
Today, The City of David is a 3,000 year old ancient ruin that was very close to The Temple in Jerusalem.
After King David died, The First Temple was built by David’s son Solomon, and completed around 964 B.C.E./B.C. It was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E./B.C. because of Jewish disobedience to Their GOD, The GOD of Israel. And The LORD sent His Jewish People into exile for seventy years in Babylon.
Current day Iraq and Syria are yesterday’s Babylon.
The Second Temple was built in the very same place as Solomon’s Temple by Zerubbabel after The Children of Israel returned from the seventy year exile in Babylon.
The Second Temple was completed in 516. B.C.E./B.C. and destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E./A.D. 1 KINGS 9.1-9
GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES WHEN HE COMMANDS US TO OBEY HIM AND NOT SERVE OTHER gods.
ZECHARIAH 4.6-9 NOTHING PREVENTED ZERUBBABEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE FROM BUILDING THE SECOND TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.
VERSES 8-9 THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME TO ZECHARIAH SAYING, AND YOU SHALL KNOW THAT THE LORD OF HOSTS HAS SENT ME.
MESSIAH YESHUA IS THE LORD OF HOSTS. JOHN 12.45,49
BACK TO 1 CHRONICLES 16.7 On that day, David Commissioned Asaph and his Brethren, others from The Children of Israel to give thanks to The LORD.
Asaph was a Levite, and he was part of the musical group who sounded the cymbals. 1 CHRONICLES 15.19
1 CRHONICLES 16.8 Much of the following are David’s words that are similar to some of his Psalms.
Give thanks to The LORD. Call upon His Name. Make known His Deeds among the peoples.
IMPORTANT WORDS FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE LORD OUR GOD, TO GIVE THANKS TO OUR GOD DAILY.
GOD’S DEEDS in Hebrew is AH’LEE’LOTE. Meaning His Wonderful Works. The Wonderful Things that THE LORD OUR GOD Does.
I believe that every Work of GOD is a Miracle.
1 CHRONICLES 16.9 This Bible reads, Sing to Him, Sing Psalms to Him. But the Hebrew for Psalms in this Verse is ZAHM’ROO meaning, CELEBRATE IN SONG AND MUSIC.
GIVE PRAISE TO THE LORD OUR GOD. TALK OF ALL HIS WONDROUS AND MARVELOUS WORKS.
You know, when you Sing Songs to The LORD and Praise Him, something supernatural passes through our body. A moment of Peace and Joy comes upon you. And the daily problems of life pass away for a time because your heart is focused on The LORD Your GOD, The GOD of Creation Who Rules Heaven and earth. WHO PROMISES TO NEVER FAIL YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU. DEUTERONOMY 31.6
1 CHRONICLES 16.10 Glory in His Holy Name. The Hebrew reads, HE’T’HA’L’LOO B’SHEM KAH’D’SHO CELEBRATE HIS HOLY NAME.
LET THE HEART OF THEM REJOICE WHO SEEK THE LORD.
Not everyone seeks The LORD. If everyone sought The LORD, this world would be a much better place to live in. And that time will come.
BUT THOSE WHO SEEK THE LORD WILL REJOICE.
1 CHRONICLES 16.11 Seek The LORD and His Strength. Seek His Face, Seek His Presence Continually.
I think of Paul’s words, “I can do all things through Messiah Yeshua Who strengthens me.”
When you walk with Messiah Yeshua, and live by His Torah, The Law of Moses as GOD Commands us, You can do All things through Messiah who strengthens you. Because nothing, absolutely nothing is impossible with GOD. PHILIPPIANS 4.13, GENESIS 18.14, MATTHEW 19.26
1 CHRONICLES 16.12 Remember His Marvelous and Wonderful Works that He has done. His Wonders and Miracles and The Judgments He has Spoken.
GOD’S JUDGMENTS ARE HIS JUSTICE THAT HE HAS SPOKEN.
Justice is a word that means Lawfulness, Righteousness, True and Correct.
Justice from GOD is Deserved Reward according to Law, and Deserved Punishment according to Law. GOD’S Law. GOD’S Torah, The Law of Moses.
And GOD Speaks of His Judgment and Justice throughout The Scriptures.
GOD’S Judgment and Justice are this; Everyone receives Blessings for Obeying GOD. And GOD will set you on high above all the nations of the earth for Obeying all His Laws and Commandments that are Written in The Law of Moses and throughout The Bible.
And the curses that come upon those who will not obey GOD’S Laws and Commandments that are Written in The Law of Moses.
GOD’S Blessings and curses are written in DEUTERONOMY 28.1-68
Remember His Marvelous Works that He has done. His Wonders and The Judgments He has Spoken.
1 CHRONICLES 16.13 O SEED OF ISRAEL, HIS SERVANT. YOU CHILDREN OF JACOB HIS CHOSEN ONES.
GOD CALLS HIMSELF THE GOD OF ISRAEL, AND THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL. BECAUSE GOD IS THE FATHER OF ISRAEL, THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
THUS, GOD IS JEWISH BECAUSE HE IS THE FATHER OF ISRAEL WHO MADE THE DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB JEWISH LIKE HIM. DEUTERONOMY 32.6, ISAIAH 12.6, ISAIAH 24.15, ISAIAH 29.19
TO PROVE THAT GOD IS JEWISH, THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT ISRAEL IS GOD’S SON, EVEN HIS FIRSTBORN.
THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE LORD THEIR GOD. AND GOD CALLED ISRAEL HIS SON OUT OF EGYPT.
AND EPHRAIM, THE SON OF JOSEPH, THE SON OF JACOB IS GOD’S DEAR SON.
THAT MESSIAH YESHUA IS THE SON OF DAVID, THE SON OF ABRAHAM.
THE CHILD BORN TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE, THE SON GIVEN TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE IS THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER.
WHO ARE ISRAELITES, TO WHOM PERTAIN THE ADOPTION, AND THE GLORY, AND THE COVENANTS, AND THE GIVING OF THE LAW, AND THE SERVICE OF GOD, AND THE PROMISES.
THUS, THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT GOD IS JEWISH. EXODUS 4.22, DEUTERONOMY 14.1-2, JEREMIAH 31.20, HOSEA 11.1, MATTHEW 1.1–6, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, ROMANS 9.4
THE POINT I’M MAKING IS THIS. GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS SERVANT AND WITNESSES. TO KNOW AND BELIEVE GOD. AND UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD. ISAIAH 43.10-11
AND GOD GAVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE HIS TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES TO OBEY. AND HE ALSO GAVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE THE MESSIAH YESHUA FOR THEIR ATONEMENT. JEREMIAH 31.31-34
BUT GOD ALSO CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS WITNESSES.
TO TELL THE WORLD EVERYTHING THAT GOD REQUIRES FOR MANKIND TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN WITH THE GOD OF CREATION.
ALL WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION BY JEWISH PEOPLE.
EVERYTHING REQUIRED BY GOD TO COME HOME TO GOD, IS TO HAVE FAITH IN THE MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT, AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. MATTHEW 4.4
THAT IS HOW GENTILES BECOME FULLY PART OF GOD’S FAMILY ALONG WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE WHO SERVE GOD AND OBEY HIM, AND HAVE ATONEMENT IN THEIR JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA.
AND THAT IS WHAT WE TEACH HERE AT BETH ELOHENU MESSIANIC CONGREGATION.
BUT THE BIBLE TEACHES, AND WE SEE IT BEFORE OUR EYES THAT THE NATIONS REJECT GOD AND HIS ANOINTED, THE MESSIAH YESHUA BY BREAKING HIS COMMANDMENTS, AND REJECTING HIS TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.
IT IS WRITTEN IN PSALM 2.1-5.
VERSES 3, 4 AND 5 SPEAK OF THE NATIONS BREAKING THE BANDS OF THE LORD AND HIS MESSIAH BY CASTING AWAY THEIR YOKE THAT BINDS THEM TO THE LORD.
THE YOKE THAT BINDS THE NATIONS TO THE LORD AND HIS MESSIAH IS THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES HIS LAW OF MOSES.
THAT IS THE YOKE THAT JOINS THEM TO GOD. AND THE NATIONS HAVE BROKEN IT AND THROWN IT AWAY.
BUT THE BIBLE SAYS, GOD SITS IN THE HEAVENS AND LAUGHS, AND MOCKS THEM IN RIDICULE AND CONTEMPT.
GOD WILL TORMENT AND TROUBLE THEM IN HIS SORE DISPLEASURE.
THAT IS HAPPENING TODAY BECAUSE THE NATIONS REJECT GOD’S LAW. LOOK AROUND.
AN ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN THAT SAID, LOVE AND COURAGE AND PRAYER WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF MASS SHOOTINGS, AND FLOODS, AND FIRES, EARTHQUAKES, AND HURRICANES. REALLY?
BUT ARE WE TAUGHT TO OBEY GOD WHO REIGNS OVER HEAVEN AND EARTH?
ARE WE TAUGHT TO OBEY EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES HIS LAW OF MOSES? ISAIAH 24.4-6
ANOTHER ASTONISHING SCRIPTURE IS WRITTEN IN ISAIAH 49.7
“TO HIM WHOM MAN DESPISES.” THE HEBREW WORD FOR MAN IN THIS VERSE IS NEHFESH, MEANING A BREATHING SOUL. GOD ALMIGHTY IS DESPISED BY MEN. MEN DESPISE GOD BY NOT OBEYING HIM.
THOSE WHO TEACH ABOUT GOD SHOULD BE MADE AWARE OF THESE SCRIPTURES.
TO COME HOME TO THE LORD, YOU MUST LIVE YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. DEUTERONOMY 8.3, LUKE 4.4
AS A TEST, READ THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE; GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS, NUMBERS AND DEUTERONOMY. THAT IS THE LAW OF MOSES. AND SEE FOR YOURSELF THAT THE NATIONS REJECT THE WORD OF GOD.
KEEPING IN MIND THAT THE WORD OF GOD NEVER CHANGES OR ENDS. ISAIAH 40., 1 PETER 1.23-25
THE WORD OF GOD IS FOR KOL NEHFESH. ALL LIVING SOULS.
1 CHRONICLES 16.14 HE IS THE LORD OUR GOD. IN HEBREW, HU YEHOVAH ELOHAYNU.
HIS JUDGMENTS, HIS LAW, HIS JUSTICE AND SENTENCING FOR RIGHT AND WRONG ARE IN ALL THE EARTH.
AS ARE ALL GOD’S INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE BLESSINGS AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.
1 CHRONICLES 16.15 BE MINDFUL ALWAYS OF GOD’S COVENANT. THE WORD WHICH HE COMMANDED FOR A THOUSAND GENERATIONS. THAT IS FOREVER.
GOD’S COVENANT IS HIS WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.
1 CHRONICLES 16.16-17 THE COVENANT THAT GOD MADE WITH ABRAHAM, AND SWORE AS AN OATH TO ISAAC. AND HAS CONFIRMED TO JACOB (ISRAEL) FOR A LAW FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT.
THUS GOD’S COVENANT IS HIS WORD WHICH IS LAW.
NEVER FORGET THAT.
1 CHRONICLES 16.18 ONE OF GOD’S LAWS THAT THE WORLD WILL ONE DAY UNDERSTAND IS THAT GOD GAVE THE LAND OF ISRAEL TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
3,400 YEARS AGO THE LAND OF ISRAEL WAS THE LAND OF CANAAN THAT GOD GAVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE FOR THEIR INHERITANCE. THAT MEANS, FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION. GENESIS 17.8
1 CHRONICLES 16.24 Declare GOD’S Glory among the heathen. Declare His Marvelous Works among all the nations.
1 CHRONICLES 16.25-26 For Great is The LORD and Greatly to be Praised. He is to be feared above all false gods. For the false gods of the people are idols. But The LORD made The Heavens.
1 CHRONICLES 16.31 Let the Heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let men say among the nations, THE LORD REIGNS.
1 CHRONICLES 16.34-36 O give thanks to The LORD, for He is Good. For His Mercy Endures Forever.
And say, Save us O GOD, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen that we may give thanks to Your Holy Name, and Glory in Your Praise.
BLESSED BE THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL FOREVER AND EVER.
AND ALL THE PEOPLE SAID, AMEN, AND PRAISED THE LORD.