WHY DID GOD CHOOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE FOREVER?

Shalom.

Our teaching from Torah, The Law of Moses will continue from Deuteronomy 6.20-25.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, WHY DID GOD CHOOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE FOREVER?

And with that said, Let’s read Deuteronomy 6.20-25.

Let’s start from the Beginning and see why GOD Chose The Jewish People to be His Chosen People forever.

The opening words of The Bible, and The Beginning of Torah, The Law of Moses in Genesis 1.1 read, IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.

SINCE GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH AND EVERYTHING IN IT, THE BIBLE, THEREFORE IS WRITTEN TO EVERYONE IN THE HEAVENS AND ON THE EARTH.  TO THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN, TO ALL THE PEOPLE ON EARTH, AND YES, TO GOD HIMSELF.  BECAUSE GOD MUST LIVE HIS LIFE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD HE HAS SPOKEN IN THE BIBLE.  

WHY MUST GOD LIVE HIS LIFE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE?  BECAUSE GOD IS PURE, WITHOUT SIN.  AND TO BE PURE AND WITHOUT SIN, GOD MUST LIVE BY EVERY WORD, TEACHING AND LAW HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AS YOU AND I SHOULD LIVE OUR LIFE.  GENESIS 1 AND 2, PSALM 119.1

In Genesis Chapter 2, GOD Spoke into Law His weekly Sabbath on the seventh day of the week, our Saturday.  GENESIS 2.1-3

The Hebrew for Sabbath is SHABBAT.  AND SHABBAT comes from SHAVAHT, the Hebrew word for RESTED.

After Creating the earth full of good things, GOD formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.  And man became a living soul.

And GOD named the first human being, Adam, which in Hebrew, AH’DAHM means Human Being.  And GOD created Adam to live forever.  GENESIS 2.7, GENESIS 3.22

Also in Genesis Chapter 2, early in The Creation when Adam was the only human being on earth, GOD made a Public Declaration of what He requires of every human being.  And what GOD requires of every human being is Obedience.  Obedience to GOD.  Obedience to Every Word that proceeds out of The Mouth of GOD.

Yesterday, today, and forever, GOD Commands Everyone to Obey Every Word He Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation.

There is a story in The Bible that is one of the most popular stories ever written.  But one of the most important Teachings ever Taught.  You all know it.

After GOD created Adam, The LORD planted a Garden in Eden and put the man Adam there to dress it and keep it.

And The LORD grew every pleasant tree that was good for food.  And GOD also planted The Tree of Life in the center of the Garden.  And also The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil.

HERE IS THE TEACHING. A VERY IMPORTANT TEACHING. 

GOD Commanded Adam, saying, Of every tree of The Garden you may freely eat.  But The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil you shall not eat of it.  For in the day that you eat of that tree, you will surely die.

SIMPLE TEACHING.  OBEY WHAT GOD SAYS, OR ELSE.

Following that, GOD created the woman Eve from one of Adam’s ribs.  And GOD brought Eve to Adam.

Eve in Hebrew is KHAH’VAH meaning Life Giver.  And GOD married them and they became one flesh.

And I’m sure that Adam told his wife what GOD Commanded him.  Of every tree of the Garden you may freely eat, But of The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil you shall not eat of it, for in the day that you eat of that tree, you will surely die.

Then we meet the snake in the Garden of Eden.  That snake was the devil and satan who deceives the whole world.  REVELATION 12.9

As everyone knows, the snake lied to Eve so she would disobey GOD.  YOU WILL NOT SURELY DIE IF YOU DISOBEY GOD, THE SNAKE SAID TO EVE.  Giving her a false reason to disobey GOD so she would eat what GOD told her husband Adam not to eat.

YOU SEE, THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IS FOR EVERYONE.  THEN AND TODAY.

Satan’s lie to Eve should sink into your ears forever.

So Eve listened to satan, and disobeyed GOD, and took the fruit of The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil because it was good for food, and pleasant to the eyes.  And a tree to be desired to make one wise.  And she ate that fruit, and also gave it to her husband Adam, and he also ate.

And because they disobeyed GOD, (that is sin) GOD caused their lives, as well as ours to be filled with troubles.  And they both eventually died, as GOD said, rather than live forever in The Garden of Eden that was pure, perfect, beautiful, and without sin.

So GOD drove them out from the Garden to keep them away from The Tree of Life.  GENESIS 2.15-17, 23-24, GENESIS 3.1-6, GENESIS 5.5

REVIEW GENESIS 3.4-5 BECAUSE TODAY, NUMEROUS BIBLE TEACHERS TEACH THEIR CONGREGATIONS NOT TO OBEY GOD’S LAW OF MOSES, GOD’S SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.  AND THEY TOO GIVE FALSE REASONS TO DISOBEY GOD.

GOD TELLS THIS SIMPLE LITTLE STORY THAT DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD BRINGS DEATH, WHILE OBEDIENCE TO GOD IS LIFE, EVEN ETERNAL LIFE. 

Yes, GOD in His Mercy gave Atonement through the animal sacrifice during Tabernacle and Temple times, and gives Atonement to all in Messiah Yeshua today when there is no Temple in Jerusalem.

BUT GOD ALWAYS REQUIRES OBEDIENCE TO HIS EVERY WRITTEN WORD IN THE BIBLE.  THAT NEVER CHANGES.  ISAIAH 40.8, 1 PETER 1.23

That is why James teaches the Gentiles who have turned to GOD, saying, “For Moses of old times has in every city them that Preach him, being read in The Synagogues every Sabbath Day.”  ACTS 15.18-21

VERSE 21  That is, The Torah, The Law of Moses is Preached every Sabbath Day on Friday Evening and Saturday in The Synagogues.  And James is saying, Let the Gentiles who have turned to GOD Hear the Teachings of Torah, The Law of Moses.  Let them Learn It, and Do It.  DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

Genesis Chapters 4-5 teach of Cain and Abel, and the Descendants of Adam.

Genesis Chapters 6-9 teach of Noah and the great flood that destroyed the earth and killed everyone on earth except Noah, his wife, their three sons and their wives because Noah was a Just man and Perfect, and Noah Walked with GOD.  Noah Obeyed GOD.  He obeyed Every Word GOD Spoke.  GENESIS 6.8-9

Genesis Chapters 10-11 teach of the descendants of Noah.  Everyone on earth today descends from Noah and his wife’s three sons and their wives.

And Genesis Chapter 12 Records when GOD took Abraham out from the Gentiles to Create a People for Himself, The Jewish People.  GENESIS 12.1-3

And GOD gave The Jewish People His Torah, His Law of Moses that Jewish People have Recorded in The Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy for them and all the world to obey, and do for their good always.

THE LAW OF MOSES IS THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD.  IT IS CRITICAL TO RECOGNIZE THAT.  

AND THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IS FOR GENTILES ALSO.

The Prophets in The Bible are all Jewish.  The Prophets of GOD received GOD’S Words and His Prophesies directly from The Lips of GOD.

AND LIKE THE LAW OF MOSES, THE TEACHINGS OF THE JEWISH PROPHETS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE ARE FOR ALL HUMANITY.

And The New Testament is written by Jewish People about THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY, THE FATHER, HA SHEM ELOHIM Whose Death, Burial, and Resurrection was for the purpose of Atonement for The Jewish People and all mankind.  All Prophesied in Tnakh The Old Testament Scriptures, and fulfilled in The New Testament.  ISAIAH 53, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, JOHN 14.9

THOUGH GOD HAS CHOSEN THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE, WE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE FAR FROM BEING PERFECT.  IN FACT IT IS WRITTEN, THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE RECEIVED AT THE LORD’S HAND DOUBLE FOR HER SINS.

BUT GOD HAS EQUIPPED HIS PEOPLE AND ALL PEOPLE WITH HIS SPOKEN WORD IN THE BIBLE TO BE A HOLY PEOPLE UNTO HIM.  TO WALK WITH GOD AS NOAH, ABRAHAM, ISAAC, JACOB, MOSES AND MANY OTHERS WALKED WITH GOD.  LEVITICUS 19.2 ISAIAH 40.2, JEREMIAH 16.18 

LEVITICUS 19.2  BEING HOLY IS WALKING WITH GOD AND DOING ALL THAT GOD COMMANDS YOU TO DO.  EVEN HIS LAW OF MOSES

SO WHY DID GOD CHOOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE FOREVER?

GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE BECAUSE HE LOVES THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

AND GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO MAKE THEM A HOLY PEOPLE UNTO THE LORD THEIR GOD, AND SPECIAL TO HIMSELF.  TO BE HIS WITNESSES AND SERVANT TO KNOW AND BELIEVE GOD.  AND UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS GOD AND BEFORE GOD THERE WAS NO GOD FORMED.  NEITHER WILL THERE BE AFTER HIM.

AND GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT GOD IS THE LORD, AND BESIDE HIM THERE IS NO SAVIOR.  AND TO WRITE THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.  AND CAUSED THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO GIVE THE BIBLE TO THE WORLD TO KNOW GOD AND KNOW WHAT GOD REQUIRES OF YOU.  DEUTERONOMY 7.6-11, ISAIAH 43.10-11

A Witness is one who sees, or hears, or knows by personal presence, and testifies what he or she has seen, or heard, or knows by personal presence.

Moses, The Prophets and The Writers of The New Testament are true Witnesses of GOD, who are Jewish and have Seen GOD, or Heard GOD, or Know GOD from Personal Presence.

AS GOD’S WITNESSES, THE JEWISH PEOPLE, THE WRITERS OF THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION HAVE GIVEN THE BIBLE TO THE WORLD THAT BRINGS TO LIGHT ALL THAT GOD HAS REVEALED.

TO OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.  TO LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT.  TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, AND MESSIAH YESHUA IS THAT ONE GOD, GOD ALMIGHTY, THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH.  AND HE IS YOUR ATONEMENT.

DEUTERONOMY 6.20-21  You can say to your children whether you are Jewish or not Jewish, GOD brought The Jewish People out of 400 years of Egyptian slavery after GOD made His People a great nation in Egypt.  And GOD brought them into the Land that He swore to The Jewish fathers that GOD named Israel.

You can tell your children, The Jewish People wrote The entire Bible so everyone can learn about GOD, and know what GOD requires of you to live your lives correctly.  And when you live your life correctly according to GOD’S Word, His Laws and Teachings, GOD promises that you will have a Good Life.  And you will Prosper and have Good Success, and you will have Eternal Life in Heaven.  JOSHUA 1.6-9

DEUTERONOMY 6.22-23  You can tell your children that GOD showed great and terrible wonders upon the Egyptians and their King, the Pharaoh, to let The Children of Israel go and leave Egypt for their own Land.

You can tell your children that GOD caused the rod that Moses put before Pharaoh to become a snake.  And GOD made the waters in Egypt turn to blood.  And GOD brought a plague of lice upon the land of Egypt.  And swarms of flies covered Egypt.  And GOD caused the Egyptian cattle to die in Egypt.

All to get Pharaoh the king of Egypt to let The Children of Israel go so they could live in their own homeland.  But still, Pharaoh would not let GOD’S People go.

Then GOD brought boils and blains upon all the Egyptians.  And hail and fire ran on the ground throughout Egypt.  And locusts covered the entire land of Egypt.  And then darkness, so dark it could be felt, covered Egypt for three days.  But none of these plagues came upon The Children of Israel.

And still Pharaoh would not let The Children of Israel go.

And finally GOD brought the worst and final plague upon the Egyptians so the Pharaoh would let GOD’S People go.  GOD killed the firstborn Egyptians in Egypt including the firstborn of Pharaoh and the firstborn of the animals of the Egyptians.

And Pharaoh finally let The Children of Israel go.  Some three million Jewish People.  And others who were not Jewish joined them.

And GOD appointed Moses, the servant of GOD to bring The Children of Israel out of Egypt.  And GOD led them through the wilderness to The Promised Land, The Land of Canaan that GOD had the Children of Israel conquer and possess for their own country because the Canaanite people were a people who disobeyed GOD.

DEUTERONOMY 6.24  And you can tell your children, GOD Commands you to live by all His Laws that are Written in The Bible.  And you should Fear The LORD your GOD for your good always.  And GOD will give you a long and good life for obeying Him.

DEUTERONOMY 6.25  And when you live as GOD requires you to live your life according to His Word that is Written in The Bible, GOD says, That will be your Righteousness.  Meaning, You are pleasing GOD and living your life according to all The Commandments that GOD Commands you in The Bible.

So why did GOD choose The Jewish People to be His Chosen People forever?

Because GOD loves The Jewish People.  And GOD made His Jewish People a Holy People unto Himself.  To be His Servant and His Witnesses.  To write The Entire Bible that teaches you about GOD.  And to learn that GOD Commands you to Obey every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible for your good.  And to know that GOD Blesses those who Bless His Jewish People and Israel.  And GOD curses those who curse His Jewish People and Israel.

And GOD Chose The Jewish People to be His Chosen People forever to Know GOD, and Believe and Understand there is ONLY ONE GOD.  And Messiah Yeshua is that ONE GOD.  And He is your Atonement for all your sins that leads to Eternal Life in Heaven with GOD ALMIGHTY, YESHUA THE MESSIAH, if you Obey Him.

Shalom.

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

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