We’re continuing our teaching in Torah, The Law of Moses from Deuteronomy 6.1-4.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.
And with that said, let’s read DEUTERONOMY 6.1-4.
Around 1980, I started to think, Why are we, The Jewish People GOD’S Chosen People?
And I knew that the only place to find that answer was in The Bible, The Old Testament Bible that my father read for as long as I can remember.
That was in 1980 when I lived in Florida. I was born in Rhode Island and lived there for twenty-four years.
In time I found an Old Testament Bible at a Synagogue in south Florida. The exact Bible my father read. And I was thrilled to have the same Bible my Dad read every night when he came home from work. I think it cost $7.35.
So I started reading from Genesis 1, and I fell in love with The Bible.
When I read that GOD appeared to Abraham, I was shocked because I had never known that GOD appeared to anyone. GENESIS 12.7
And I couldn’t put The Bible down until I could not see The Words anymore. The pages became blank. And then I realized I needed reading glasses.
And in time, I found some of the answers Why GOD chose The Jewish People to be His Chosen People.
GOD chose The Jewish People because He loves us, and because He would keep the oath that He had sworn to our fathers.
And that GOD requires His Jewish People to know that GOD is GOD. And GOD Commands His People to Love Him and Keep His Commandments forever. His Laws, Teachings and Instructions that are written in The Bible.
And GOD chose The Jewish People to be a Holy People and a Special People to Himself.
Some Bibles write that GOD chose The Jewish People to be a Special Possession to Himself, or to be a Treasured People to Himself, or to be His Own Treasure, or His Own Unique Treasure. While the King James Bible writes that GOD chose The Jewish People to be a Peculiar People to Himself.
The Hebrew Word for Treasured or Special is SEH’GULAH meaning Treasure, Special, Jewel, and Peculiar.
And The Prophet Amos writes that GOD will punish His Jewish People for all our iniquities.
That Prophesy, like all GOD’S Prophesies, has proven correct.
And in time I read that GOD chooses certain Gentiles to be fully part of GOD’S Chosen People. Those Gentiles who know Righteousness. In whose heart is GOD’S Law, His Law of Moses. Who have Atonement in The Messiah Yeshua. For Righteousness is Obedience to GOD’S Law of Moses. DEUTERONOMY 7.6-9, DEUTERONOMY 14.2, AMOS 3.1-2, ISAIAH 51.7
GOD chose The Jewish People to be His Witnesses and His Servant, to Know GOD, to Believe GOD, and Understand that GOD is GOD, and there is no other GOD but Him.
Those words are Written in ISAIAH 43.10.
A WITNESS FOR GOD SPEAKS THE TRUTH. HE OR SHE SPEAKS THE WORDS THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4
THE WORDS THAT A WITNESS FOR GOD SPEAKS MUST ALWAYS AGREE WITH THE WORDS THAT GOD SPEAKS IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.
FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN A PERSON TEACHES OR SAYS THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT, THAT PERSON IS NOT A WITNESS FOR GOD BECAUSE GOD NEVER SAYS THAT ANYWHERE IN THE BIBLE. GOD’S WORD NEVER CHANGES OR ENDS. THAT IS WHAT GOD SAYS. ISAIAH 40.8
ON THE OTHER HAND, THE SERVANT OF GOD DOES EXACTLY WHAT GOD COMMANDS US TO DO FROM HIS SPOKEN WORD IN THE BIBLE.
MOSES WAS A GREAT WITNESS FOR GOD. AND SO ARE THE JEWISH PEOPLE GREAT WITNESSES FOR GOD.
Why? Because The Law of Moses, called in Hebrew, The Torah are The Words written in The First Five Books of The Bible. Those Words are called The Law of Moses because GOD Spoke those Words to Moses Face to face as a man speaks to his friend. Moses then taught The Words of GOD to The Jewish People, and as GOD’S Witnesses, The Jewish People gave the world The Spoken Words of GOD in The Bible. EXODUS 33.11, DEUTERONOMY 34.10
The Laws written in The Law of Moses are not Moses’ Laws. They are GOD’S Laws. They are GOD’S Teachings and Instructions that GOD requires all humanity to live by.
For GOD is The GOD of all mankind.
As GOD’S Witnesses and Servant, The Jewish People wrote The Words of GOD in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation.
The Bible that Jewish People wrote for all the world are the Writings of The Law of Moses, The Words of The Prophets, The Writings of The Psalms, Proverbs, and other Writings.
Jewish People also wrote The New Testament that records the events of The Jewish Messiah Yeshua Whom the world knows as Jesus Christ, WHO HIMSELF IS GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM ELOHIM. And Jewish People wrote GOD’S purpose for Messiah’s First Coming to Israel. To give His Life as a human being for the Atonement of all mankind. PSALM 22.1, MARK 15.34
AND GOD SPOKE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE TELLING THEM THAT HE IS THE LORD, AND BESIDE HIM THERE IS NO SAVIOR. YESHUA THE MESSIAH IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD. ISAIAH 43.11, JOHN 4.42
AS GOD’S WITNESSES, THE JEWISH PEOPLE BROUGHT THE TRUTH OF GOD TO THE WORLD THAT WE WROTE IN THE BIBLE.
LET’S RETURN TO DEUTERONOMY 6.1
GOD Commanded Moses to Teach His People GOD’S Commandments, His Statutes, and Judgments.
Likewise, The Jewish Disciples of Messiah Teach The Gentiles who have turned to GOD the very same. Go to a Synagogue every Sabbath on Saturday. Hear Moses. That is, Hear The Law of Moses preached. Learn it, and Live by it. ACTS 15.21, ISAIAH 40.8, LUKE 16.29-31, ROMANS 3.31, 1 PETER 23-25, JAMES 1.25
Learning The Law of Moses, and living by The Law of Moses is rarely taught today. In fact, quite the opposite is taught. Don’t learn The Law of Moses, and don’t do what it says, certain Bible teachers preach. Because, they say, The Law of Moses is works that lead to curses, condemnation, and some even say, loss of salvation.
Those who teach that lie are not witnesses for GOD, but witnesses for another.
DEUTERONOMY 6.2 GOD’S WORD IS NOT SOMETHING YOU TAKE A VOTE ON TO EITHER DO WHAT HE SAYS OR NOT DO WHAT HE SAYS. THESE ARE COMMANDMENTS THAT THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY COMMANDS EVERYONE TO DO.
THE WORDS OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE ARE NOT ONLY FOR JEWISH PEOPLE. THE WORDS OF GOD ARE GOD’S COMMANDMENTS FOR ALL PEOPLE. JEWISH AND NON-JEWISH PEOPLE. BECAUSE GOD IS THE GOD OF THE GENTILES ALSO. ROMANS 3.29
SALVATION, ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE IS THIS. BELIEVE IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT. THEN LIVE BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD THAT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.
THE LAW OF MOSES IS THE WORD OF GOD.
DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, ISAIAH 53
DEUTERONOMY 6.3 THE LORD SAYS TO ISRAEL, AND TO ALL HUMANITY, HEAR THEREFORE O ISRAEL, AND OBSERVE TO DO IT, THAT IT WILL BE WELL WITH YOU. AND THAT YOU WILL INCREASE AND EXCEL MIGHTILY AS THE LORD GOD OF YOUR FATHERS HAS PROMISED YOU IN THE LAND THAT FLOWS WITH MILK AND HONEY. VERY IMPORTANT WORDS TO BE MINDFUL OF.
YOU KNOW, WHEN GENTILES HAVE ATONEMENT IN MESSIAH YESHUA, AND LIVE BY GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS WHICH ARE EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, YOUR FATHERS BECOME ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB BECAUSE YOU BECOME FULLY PART OF GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE.
EVERY LAND WE LIVE IN FLOWS WITH MILK AND HONEY WHEN WE SERVE GOD. YES, WITH PROBLEMS AT TIMES. BUT GOD WILL ALWAYS PROVIDE FOR YOU, PROTECT YOU, AND DELIVER YOU WHEN YOU SERVE HIM.
DEUTERONOMY 6.4 I BELIEVE THIS VERSE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TEACHING IN THE BIBLE. “HEAR O ISRAEL. THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.”
THE HEBREW READS, “SH’MAH YISRAEL YEHOVAH ELOHAYNU YEHOVAH EH’KHAHD.” “HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.”
THESE WORDS OF GOD, AND THIS TEACHING ARE FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD AS IS EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.
THE HEBREW WORD FOR “HEAR”, AS IN “HEAR” O ISRAEL, IS SH’MAH. SH’MAH MEANS, “HEAR” WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE, “PAY ATTENTION” TO WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE, AND “OBEY AND DO” WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE.
NEXT. HEAR O ISRAEL.
THE JEWISH PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL ARE GOD’S WITNESSES TO THE WORLD. AND WE ARE COMMANDED TO HEAR WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE, AND DO WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE.
AND AS GOD’S WITNESSES, GOD COMMANDS US TO TELL THE WORLD THE VERY WORDS THAT GOD SPOKE TO MOSES, THE PROPHETS, AND OTHERS. TO HEAR WHAT GOD SAYS, AND TO OBEY EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS THAT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.
BECAUSE GOD COMMANDS EVERYONE TO HEAR WHAT HE SAYS, PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT HE SAYS. AND OBEY AND DO WHAT GOD SAYS.
NEXT. HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD.
“THE LORD” IN HEBREW IS YEH’HO’VAH. BUT MOST JEWISH PEOPLE PRONOUNCE GOD’S NAME IN THIS VERSE AND THROUGHOUT THE SCRIPTURES AS ADONAI SO AS NOT TO TAKE GOD’S NAME, YEH’HO’VAH IN VAIN. WE ARE NOT TAKING GOD’S NAME IN VAIN WHEN WE TEACH HIS WORDS THAT JUDAISM CALLS THE SH’MAH.
THE LORD YEH’HO’VAH IS THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH. THE LORD YEH’HO’VAH IS THE MESSIAH YESHUA.
NEXT. HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD.
“OUR GOD” IN HEBREW IS ELOHAYNU.
ELOHAYNU (OUR GOD) COMES FROM THE HEBREW WORD ELOHIM. ELOHIM IN HEBREW MEANS GODS.
AND ELOHIM, MEANING GODS, IS WRITTEN IN THE TNAKH, THE OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES OVER 3,000 TIMES.
YET THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.
GOD APPEARS, OR SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE AS;
GOD. GENESIS 1.1 GOD, IN THIS VERSE, IS ELOHIM, GODS.
GOD IS THE FATHER. MALACHI 1.6
GOD IS THE ANGEL OF THE LORD. EXODUS 3.1-6
THE ANGEL OF GOD AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD ARE ONE AND THE SAME. THEY ARE BOTH GOD. JUDGES 6.11-20
MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM ELOHIM. JOHN 12.45, 49, JOHN 14.9, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, HEBREW BIBLE MICAH 5.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE MICAH 5.2, JOHN 4.25-26
GOD ALMIGHTY, THE EVERLASTING FATHER IS THE SON OF GOD. HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, PROVERBS 30.4
GOD IS THE SPIRIT OF GOD. GENESIS 1.2-3
THE SPIRIT OF GOD FILLS THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH. THE HEAVENS ARE LIMITLESS, HAVING NO BEGINNING OR END. JEREMIAH 23.24
THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS THE LIFE AND BREATH IN EVERY LIVING HUMAN BEING, AND THE LIFE OF EVERY LIVING THING. GENESIS 2.7
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD ARE GOD. BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT CAUSES PEOPLE TO WALK IN GOD’S STATUTES, AND KEEP HIS JUDGMENTS AND DO THEM. EZEKIEL 36.26-27, 2 CORINTHIANS 3.17
THE SPIRIT IN 2 CORINTHIANS 3.17 IS THE HOLY SPIRIT, BECAUSE IT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO PROVIDES LIBERTY, FREEDOM FROM SIN AND DEATH. PSALM 119.44-45, EZEKIEL 36.26-27, EZEKIEL 18.21
MELCHIZEDEK IS MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD ALMIGHTY. HEBREWS 7.1-3
THE GLORY OF GOD IS GOD. EXODUS 16.7, 10, 11, 1 KINGS 8.10-11
ALL ARE GOD. THE ONE GOD, AND THE SAME GOD. THE FATHER, THE SON, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE SPIRIT, THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE GLORY OF GOD, THE ANGEL OF THE LORD, THE ANGEL OF GOD, MELCHIZEDEK. ALL ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD. NOT A TRINITY OF THREE DIFFERENT gods.
ADD TO THAT, THERE ARE SEVEN BILLION, SIX HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN THE WORLD TODAY. EVERY LIVING HUMAN BEING AND EVERY LIVING THING, THE ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH, PLANTS, GRASS, ETC. HAVE GOD, THE SPIRIT OF GOD LIVING IN THEM FOR THEIR LIFE.
AND EVERY HUMAN BEING IS DIFFERENT AS ARE ALL LIVING THINGS DIFFERENT.
BUT THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS THEIR LIFE.
AND THE BIBLE SAYS, BY HIM, GOD ALMIGHTY, ALL THINGS CONSIST. THAT IS TO SAY, BY HIM ALL THINGS EXIST. COLOSSIANS 1.17
AND MESSIAH YESHUA IS ALL IN ALL. COLOSSIANS 3.11
MESSIAH YESHUA BEING GOD ALMIGHTY IS IN EVERYONE, AND EVERYTHING. GOD IS ALL IN ALL.
GOD SPIRITUALLY AND PHYSICALLY IS AND CAN BE IN MANY DIFFERENT PLACES AT THE SAME TIME BECAUSE HE IS GOD. AS GOD ALMIGHTY, WHO IS MESSIAH YESHUA, WAS IN ISRAEL AND IN HEAVEN AT THE SAME TIME. GENESIS 1.26, GENESIS 11.6-7, GENESIS 19.24, EXODUS 24.10-11, PSALM 110.1, JOHN 17.1
THEREFORE GOD CALLS HIMSELF, ELOHIM, GODS, AND ELOHAYNU, OUR GODS BECAUSE GOD IS EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME, EVEN IN DIFFERENT FORMS, AT THE SAME TIME.
AND YES, GOD SPEAKS TO GOD. PSALM 110.1, JOHN 17.1-19
BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.
NEXT. HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.
THE HEBREW WORD FOR ONE IN THIS VERSE IS EH’KHAHD, MEANING ONE. BEING MANY BUT ONE.
EZRA 3.9 THE HEBREW FOR “TOGETHER” OR “AS ONE” IS EH’KHAHD. MEANING MANY, BUT ONE.
JUDGES 20.8 ALL THE PEOPLE AROSE AS ONE MAN. ONE IS THE HEBREW EH’KHAHD, MEANING MANY, BUT ONE.
GOD IS ONE, BUT MANY. HE IS THE FATHER, THE SON, THE MESSIAH, THE SPIRIT, THE HOLY SPIRIT AND SO MUCH MORE.
HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.
YESHUA THE MESSIAH SAID, THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMANDMENT IS, HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE. MARK 12.29