WHAT IS THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS?

Shalom,

Our teaching from Torah, The Law of Moses will continue in Deuteronomy 18.9-14.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, WHAT IS THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS?

So with that said, let’s read Deuteronomy 18.9-14.

THE BIBLE THAT HAS THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN IT IS FOR ALL MANKIND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, FOR GOD IS THE CREATOR OF THE WORLD AND ALL THE PEOPLE IN IT. 

THEREFORE IN THESE VERSES OF DEUTERONOMY 18.9-14, GOD ALMIGHTY TEACHES THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ALL HUMANITY THAT MAGIC, AND WIZARDS, AND OTHER MAGIC STUFF IS AN ABOMINATION.  YOU SHALL NOT LEARN TO DO AFTER THE ABOMINATIONS OF THOSE CANAANITE NATIONS.

GOD HAS ONLY ONE LAW.  HIS WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.  AND WE ARE TEACHING GOD’S LAW RIGHT NOW.

LEVITICUS 24.22, NUMBERS 15.16, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

LET’S LOOK BACK INTO JEWISH HISTORY.  IT IS WRITTEN IN DEUTERONOMY 7.6-8 THAT GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE A HOLY PEOPLE, SPECIAL TO HIMSELF ABOVE ALL PEOPLE THAT ARE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH BECAUSE THE LORD LOVED THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

BUT THAT WAS NOT WHEN GOD FIRST CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE.  SOME 721 YEARS EARLIER, GOD CALLED ABRAHAM OUT FROM THE GENTILES TO BE THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND THE GOD OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

ABRAHAM WAS CALLED ABRAM WHEN HE WAS BORN IN UR OF THE CHALDEES THAT WOULD BE IN CURRENT DAY IRAQ NEAR THE PERSIAN GULF.  THERE IN UR OF THE CHALDEES ABRAM MARRIED SARAI WHOSE NAMES GOD CHANGED AT A LATER TIME TO ABRAHAM, MEANING A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS, AND SARAH, MEANING PRINCESS.

FROM UR OF THE CHALDEES, ABRAHAM’S FATHER TOOK HIM AND HIS WIFE SARAH, AND ABRAHAM’S NEPHEW LOT, AND THEY LEFT FOR THE LAND OF CANAAN.  BUT FIRST THEY CAME TO A PLACE CALLED HARAN THAT WOULD BE IN CURRENT DAY NORTHERN IRAQ.  AND THERE THEY STAYED FOR AWHILE.

NOW IN HARAN, THE LORD GOD SPOKE TO ABRAHAM.  WHETHER FACE TO FACE, OR GOD SPOKE TO ABRAHAM IN HIS MIND, I DON’T KNOW.  BUT GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, GET OUT OF YOUR COUNTRY, AND FROM YOUR FAMILY, AND FROM YOUR FATHER’S HOUSE TO A LAND THAT I WILL SHOW YOU.  THAT LAND WAS THE LAND OF CANAAN, THE PROMISED LAND THAT GOD WOULD LATER GIVE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION TO BE CALLED THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

AND GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, I WILL MAKE OF YOU A GREAT NATION, AND I WILL BLESS YOU, AND MAKE YOUR NAME GREAT, AND YOU SHALL BE A BLESSING.

AND I WILL BLESS THEM THAT BLESS YOU, AND CURSE HIM WHO CURSES YOU.  AND IN YOU SHALL ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED.

SO ABRAHAM LEFT HARAN AS THE LORD SAID, AND HE TOOK HIS WIFE SARAH, AND HIS NEPHEW LOT AND THEY WENT INTO THE LAND OF CANAAN.  ABRAHAM WAS SEVENTY FIVE YEARS OLD AT THE TIME.

TWENTY FOUR YEARS LATER WHEN ABRAHAM WAS 99 YEARS OLD, THE LORD APPEARED TO ABRAHAM, AND GOD SAID TO HIM, I AM THE ALMIGHTY GOD.  WALK BEFORE ME AND BE PERFECT.

BEING PERFECT WITH GOD IS DOING WHAT GOD SAYS, OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS. 

TODAY BEING PERFECT WITH GOD IS LIVING YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS.

AND GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, I WILL MAKE MY COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND YOU, AND I WILL MULTIPLY YOUR DESCENDANTS EXCEEDINGLY.  AND ABRAHAM FELL ON HIS FACE, AND GOD TALKED TO HIM.

GOD’S COVENANT IS GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IN THE BIBLE THAT IS LAW FOREVER.

AND GOD ALSO SAID TO ABRAHAM, YOU SHALL BE A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS, AND YOUR NAME SHALL NO LONGER BE ABRAM, BUT YOUR NAME SHALL BE ABRAHAM FOR I HAVE MADE YOU A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS.

AND I WILL MAKE YOU EXCEEDING FRUITFUL, AND I WILL MAKE NATIONS OF YOU, AND KINGS SHALL COME OUT OF YOU.

AND I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT TO BE THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND HIS DESCENDANTS AFTER HIM. 

AND YOU ABRAHAM AND YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL BE THE PEOPLE OF GOD.  GENESIS 17.7

AFTER ISAAC WAS BORN TO ABRAHAM AND SARAH, GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, FOR IN ISAAC SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE CALLED.  THAT IS TO SAY, THE DESCENDANTS OF ISAAC, HIS SON JACOB, AND JACOB’S TWELVE SONS, AND THEIR DESCENDANTS AFTER THEM MAKE UP THE JEWISH PEOPLE, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.

AND GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, I WILL GIVE TO YOU AND TO YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU THE LAND WHERE YOU ARE A STRANGER, ALL THE LAND OF CANAAN FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION, AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD.

ABRAHAM AND HIS FAMILY AT THE TIME WERE LIVING IN THE LAND OF CANAAN THAT YEARS LATER BECAME THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

GENESIS 12.1-7, GENESIS 17.1-12, GENESIS 21.12, DEUTERONOMY 7.6-10, 1 CHRONICLES 16.15-17, PSALM 105.8-10

THE POINT I’M MAKING HERE IS THIS.  WHEN GOD TOOK ABRAHAM OUT FROM THE GENTILES TO BE THE FATHER OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE.

AND IT IS GOD WHO TEACHES THE JEWISH PEOPLE HOW TO BE HOLY BY OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.

AND GOD ESTABLISHED HIS EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE.  GOD’S EVERLASTING COVENANT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND.

GOD’S EVERLASTING COVENANT IS HIS WORD THAT IS LAW FOREVER.

AGAIN, GOD’S EVERLASTING COVENANT IS HIS WORD THAT IS LAW FOREVER.

AND GOD REQUIRES ALL MANKIND, JEWISH PEOPLE AND NON JEWISH PEOPLE TO OBEY HIS EVERLASTING COVENANT, HIS WORD THAT IS LAW FOREVER.  FOR THAT IS BEING HOLY TO THE LORD YOUR GOD.

GOD HAS ONLY ONE LAW FOR ALL MANKIND.  HIS SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE. 

AND WHEN YOU OBEY GOD’S SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL GIVE YOU HIS HOLY SPIRIT.  ACTS 5.32

AT HIS PASSOVER SEDER, THE LAST SUPPER, MESSIAH YESHUA, WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY, TOOK MATZAH AND BLESSED IT, AND BROKE IT, AND GAVE IT TO HIS JEWISH DISCIPLES AND SAID, TAKE, EAT.  THIS IS MY BODY.

AND HE TOOK THE CUP, AND GAVE THANKS, AND GAVE IT TO THEM, SAYING, DRINK ALL OF IT, FOR THIS IS THE BLOOD OF THE NEW COVENANT WHICH IS SHED FOR MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. 

MATTHEW 26.26-28

GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER, HA SHEM IN THE PERSON OF MESSIAH YESHUA IS OUR ATONEMENT.  THAT IS LAW.

EVERY WORD MESSIAH YESHUA SPEAKS THAT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE IS THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD BECAUSE MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER, THE SON, THE SPIRIT, THE HOLY SPIRIT, MELCHIZEDEK, THE GLORY OF GOD, HA SHEM, AND SO MUCH MORE.

WHEN YOU ARE HOLY TO THE LORD YOUR GOD, CHOSEN TO BE SPECIAL TO HIMSELF ABOVE ALL PEOPLE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH, AND LOVED BY GOD BECAUSE YOU ARE OBEDIENT TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES, AND YOU HAVE FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT, THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS.

PSALM 110.3, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, JOHN 8.58, JOHN 12.44-45, JOHN 14.9

THE WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE STANDS FOREVER.  IT NEVER CHANGES NOR DOES IT EVER END.  NO ONE, NOT EVEN GOD HIMSELF CAN CHANGE OR END THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.  ISAIAH 40.8, 1 PETER 1.23-25

GOD APPOINTED THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO RECORD EVERY WORD THAT HE SPOKE TO THEM AND OTHERS.

AND IT IS THE JEWISH PEOPLE WHO WROTE THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION RECORDING THE WORDS THAT GOD TEACHES ALL PEOPLES, JEWISH AND NON JEWISH PEOPLE HOW TO BE HOLY UNTO THE LORD YOUR GOD. 

AND HOLINESS TO THE LORD IS LIVING YOUR LIFE BY EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.

AND THEN YOU WILL BE A TRUE WITNESS FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND A SERVANT WHOM GOD HAS CHOSEN.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, ISAIAH 43.10-11, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

ANOTHER POINT IS THIS.

THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERE SLAVES IN EGYPT FOR 400 YEARS BEFORE GOD CHOSE MOSES TO BRING THEM OUT AND LEAD THEM TO THE PROMISED LAND CANAAN THAT GOD GAVE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION THAT WAS RENAMED THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

AND IN EGYPT, GOD MADE OF ABRAHAM A GREAT NATION.

WHEN GOD BROUGHT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO THE DOOR STEP OF CANAAN, THE LORD CONTINUED TEACHING HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE THROUGH HIS PROPHET MOSES HOW TO BE A HOLY PEOPLE, SPECIAL TO GOD ABOVE ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.

TO BE HOLY TO THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SPECIAL ABOVE ALL PEOPLE, AND LOVED BY GOD, ALL PEOPLE, JEWISH AND NON JEWISH PEOPLE MUST LEARN THE LAW OF MOSES FROM THE BIBLE, AND LIVE BY EVERY WORD OF THE LAW OF MOSES, AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

THE LAW OF MOSES DOES NOT CONTAIN LAWS MADE BY MOSES.  THE LAW OF MOSES CONTAINS ONLY LAWS THAT GOD MADE FOR THE WORLD TO OBEY IN ORDER TO BE HOLY UNTO THE LORD, THE GOD OF CREATION.  TO EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS.

WHILE SLAVES IN EGYPT, I’M SURE THAT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HAD SOME UNDERSTANDING ON HOW TO BE HOLY BY WORD OF MOUTH.  FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL LEARNED ABOUT GOD AND THEIR FATHERS ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB.

BUT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL LIVED IN PAGAN EGYPT THAT BELIEVED IN HUNDREDS OF gods.  AND THE CANAANITE PEOPLE WERE THE SAME HAVING ZERO KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, DOING ABOMINATIONS THAT GOD HATED.

THEREFORE DURING THEIR FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS, FROM SLAVERY IN EGYPT TO THE PROMISED LAND CANAAN, GOD TAUGHT HIS PEOPLE HOW TO BE HOLY AND SPECIAL AND LOVED, TO LIVE IN THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS BY TEACHING THEM TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES TO OBEY AND DO.

AND IN THESE SCRIPTURES, DEUTERONOMY 18.9-14, GOD TAUGHT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AND THE WORLD THAT MAGIC AND OTHER PAGAN STUFF IS AN ABOMINATION TO GOD. 

AND GOD WARNS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THE WORLD, DO NOT LEARN THE PRACTICES OF THE CANAANITES BECAUSE ALL THOSE THINGS ARE AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND GOD HAS NOT APPOINTED YOU TO DO THOSE ABOMINATIONS.

GOD’S LOVE IS CONDITIONAL UPON YOU BEING HOLY, LIVING YOUR LIFE IN OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES WRITTEN IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.  FOR GOD SAYS, YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I THE LORD YOUR GOD AM HOLY. 

THAT IS SALVATION, AND THAT IS THE BEAUTY HOLINESS.   

GOD IS HOLY BECAUSE GOD LIVES BY EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND THAT IS WHAT GOD REQUIRES OF YOU AND ME.   

1 PETER 2.21-22, 1 JOHN 3.4

BY DOING NO SIN, MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD ALMIGHTY LIVED BY TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.  GOD DOES NOT SIN BECAUSE HE LIVES HIS LIFE ACCORDING TO TORAH, HIS LAW OF MOSES.

LEVITICUS 19.1-2, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, ROMANS 6.22, EPHESIANS 5.27, 1 JOHN 3.4, HEBREWS 13.20-21, JAMES 1.17, 18, 21-25, 1 PETER 1.15-16

DEUTERONOMY 18.9  WHEN YOU COME INTO THE LAND WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD GIVES YOU, YOU SHALL NOT LEARN TO DO AFTER THE ABOMINATIONS OF THOSE NATIONS.

ABOMINATIONS IN HEBREW IS TOW’AH’VOTE THAT MEANS WHAT THOSE NATIONS DO ARE AN ABOMINATION, HATEFUL, DISGUSTING, ABHORRENT, AND IDOLATRY.

IT IS GOD WHO TAUGHT AND TEACHES THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AND ALL PEOPLES THAT HOLINESS IS DOING ALL THAT GOD SAYS.  LIVING BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. 

NOT DOING MAGIC IS PART OF GOD’S HOLINESS.  YOU SHALL NOT LEARN TO DO AFTER THE ABOMINATIONS OF THOSE NATIONS.

THE NATIONS THAT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL CONQUERED IN CANAAN AT GOD’S COMMAND WERE THE KENITES, THE KENIZZITES, THE KADMONITES, THE HITTITES, THE PERIZZITES, THE REPHAIM, THE AMORITES, THE CANAANITES, THE GIRGASHITES, AND THE JEBUSITES.  GENESIS 15.18-21

REMEMBER, BEING HOLY IS OBEYING GOD, LIVING BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.  THEN YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS. AND THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL GIVE YOU HIS HOLY SPIRIT. 

PSALM 29.2, ACTS 5.32

BUT HOLINESS HAS A WHOLE LOT OF ENEMIES WHO WILL TELL YOU THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED.  AND THAT IS A LIE.

DEUTERONOMY 18.10-12  THERE SHALL NOT BE FOUND AMONG YOU ANY ONE THAT MAKES HIS SON OR HIS DAUGHTER TO PASS THROUGH THE FIRE, OR THAT USES DIVINATION, OR AN OBSERVER OF TIMES, OR AN ENCHANTER, OR A WITCH, OR A CHARMER, OR A CONSULTER WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS, OR A WIZARD, OR A NECROMANCER.

FOR ALL THAT DO THESE THINGS ARE AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD.  AND BECAUSE OF THESE ABOMINATIONS, THE LORD YOUR GOD DOES DRIVE THEM OUT FROM BEFORE YOU.

PASSING THEIR SON OR DAUGHTER THROUGH FIRE IS BEYOND AN ABOMINATION.  AND GOD REFUSED TO ALLOW HIS HOLY PEOPLE TO LIVE IN THE SAME LAND WITH THEM.

THEREFORE GOD COMMANDED THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO KILL THE CANAANITES BECAUSE OF THEIR ABOMINATIONS. 

GOD OWNS ALL THE LAND ON EARTH.  IT BELONGS TO HIM.  HE CREATED IT.  IT IS HIS TO DO WITH AS HE PLEASES ACCORDING TO HIS LAWS WRITTEN IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND GOD DID NOT WANT HIS HOLY PEOPLE, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO EVEN BE NEAR THE ABOMINATIONS OF THOSE NATIONS.  THEREFORE, AS GOD PROMISED ABRAHAM, THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE CANAANITES HAD COME TO AN END.  THEIR INIQUITY WAS FULL, COMPLETE, AND FINISHED.  GENESIS 15.13-16

DIVINATION IS WITCHCRAFT, THE USE OF MAGIC, AND SORCERY, THE PRACTICE OF SEEKING TO FORETELL FUTURE EVENTS BY DEMONIC POWER.

AN OBSERVER OF TIMES PRACTICES MAGIC SEEKING TO INFLUENCE THE COURSE OF EVENTS BY USING DEMONIC SPIRITS, WITCHCRAFT, AND CONSULTING WITH DEMONS AND THE DEAD.

AN ENCHANTER PRACTICES MAGIC SPELLS.

A WITCH USES SORCERY WHICH IS MAGIC USING THE POWER OF EVIL SPIRITS AND DEMONS.

A CHARMER IS A MEDIUM CHANNELING THEIR EVIL BY CONSULTING WITH DEMONS.

A CONSULTER OF FAMILIAR SPIRITS CONSULTS WITH THE DEAD, WITH DEMONS, AND WITH EVIL SPIRITS.

A WIZARD PRACTICES MAGIC ARTS.  THEY ARE SORCERERS DEALING WITH EVIL SPIRITS.

A NECROMANCER CONSULTS WITH THE DEAD.

DEUTERONOMY 18.13  YOU SHALL BE PERFECT WITH THE LORD YOUR GOD.

BEING PERFECT WITH THE LORD YOUR GOD IS BEING HOLY TO THE LORD YOUR GOD BY LIVING YOUR LIFE IN OBEDIENCE TO GOD.  OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE WHICH IS NOT DIFFICULT.

AND WHEN YOU MESS UP, CONFESS YOUR SIN TO GOD, AND THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL FORGIVE YOU YOUR SIN.

1 JOHN 1.9, 1 JOHN 5.3, HEBREWS 13.20-21, 1 KINGS 8.61, 1 CHRONICLES 29.19

DEUTERONOMY 18.14  FOR THESE NATIONS WHICH YOU WILL POSSESS LISTENED TO, AND DID WHAT OBSERVERS OF TIMES, AND DIVINERS TOLD THEM TO DO.  BUT AS FOR YOU, THE LORD YOUR GOD DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO DO THESE THINGS.

BY NOT DOING THE THINGS GOD COMMANDS YOU NOT TO DO, AND DOING THE THINGS GOD COMMANDS YOU TO DO IS LEADING A HOLY LIFE.

SO WHAT IS THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS?

THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS IS LIVING YOUR LIFE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE LAW OF MOSES, AND HAVING FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY FOR YOUR ATONEMENT. 

THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS.  AND YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS IN YOUR OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH A GOOD AND HEALTHY LIFE HERE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

THAT IS SALVATION, AND THAT IS THE GOSPEL.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

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