GOD’S LAWS FOR WAR AND MILITARY SERVICE

Shalom,

Our teaching from Torah, The Law of Moses will continue in Deuteronomy 20.1-20.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, GOD’S LAWS FOR WAR AND MILITARY SERVICE.

And with that said, let’s read Deuteronomy 20.1-20.

DEUTERONOMY 20.1  WHEN YOU GO OUT TO BATTLE AGAINST YOUR ENEMIES AND SEE HORSES AND CHARIOTS, AND A PEOPLE MORE THAN YOU, DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THEM, FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD IS WITH YOU WHO BROUGHT YOU UP OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT.

CAN THIS BE THE REASON FOR ANTI SEMITISM?  BECAUSE THE LORD GOD IS WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE, EVEN IN WAR?  IS ANTI SEMITISM AND ANTI ISRAEL A PRODUCT OF JEALOUSY THAT GOD HAS CHOSEN THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE, AND THAT GOD IS WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE, EVEN IN WAR?

ANTI SEMITISM CONTINUES BEING A GLOBAL CANCER TODAY THAT SPITS OUT LIES ABOUT JEWISH PEOPLE.

BUT GOD IS WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE, EVEN IN WAR.

SO WHY IS GOD WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE?  BECAUSE IT IS AN ACT OF GRACE ON BEHALF OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY TO CHOOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE.

THE PROPHET MOSES SPOKE GOD’S WORDS TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL IN THE WILDERNESS 3,400 YEARS AGO JUST BEFORE THEY FOUGHT AGAINST, AND POSSESSED THE LAND OF CANAAN THAT GOD GAVE HIS JEWISH PEOPLE FOR AN INHERITANCE.

MOSES SAID, FOR YOU ARE A HOLY PEOPLE TO THE LORD YOUR GOD.  THE LORD YOUR GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU TO BE A SPECIAL PEOPLE TO HIMSELF ABOVE ALL PEOPLE THAT ARE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.

THE LORD DID NOT SET HIS LOVE UPON YOU NOR CHOOSE YOU BECAUSE YOU WERE MORE IN NUMBER THAN ANY PEOPLE, FOR YOU WERE THE FEWEST OF ALL PEOPLE.

BUT BECAUSE THE LORD LOVED YOU, AND BECAUSE HE WOULD KEEP THE OATH WHICH HE HAD SWORN TO YOUR FATHERS, HAS THE LORD BROUGHT YOU OUT WITH A MIGHTY HAND AND DELIVERED YOU AND RESCUED YOU OUT OF THE HOUSE OF SLAVERY FROM THE HAND OF PHARAOH KING OF EGYPT.

KNOW THEREFORE, GOD SAID, THAT THE LORD YOUR GOD, HE IS GOD, THE FAITHFUL GOD WHO KEEPS COVENANT AND MERCY WITH THEM WHO LOVE HIM AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS TO A THOUSAND GENERATIONS.

GOD’S COVENANT IS HIS WORD SPOKEN IN THE BIBLE THAT IS LAW THAT GOD KEEPS, ALONG WITH HIS MERCY TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM, TO A THOUSAND GENERATIONS.  THAT IS FOREVER.

AND GOD REPAYS THEM WHO HATE HIM TO THEIR FACE, TO DESTROY THEM.  HE WILL NOT BE SLACK TO HIM WHO HATES HIM.  GOD WILL REPAY HIM TO HIS FACE.

THEREFORE GOD SAYS, YOU SHALL KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS AND THE STATUTES AND THE JUDGMENTS WHICH I COMMAND YOU THIS DAY TO DO.  GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS ARE HIS LAWS AND TEACHINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.

AND IT SHALL BE, GOD SAYS, BECAUSE YOU OBEY THESE JUDGMENTS, GOD’S LAWS, AND KEEP, AND DO THEM, THAT THE LORD YOUR GOD SHALL KEEP TO YOU THE COVENANT AND THE MERCY THAT HE SWORE TO YOUR FATHERS.

AND HE WILL LOVE YOU, AND BLESS YOU, AND MULTIPLY YOU.  HE WILL ALSO BLESS THE FRUIT OF YOUR WOMB, AND THE FRUIT OF YOUR LAND, YOUR GRAIN, AND YOUR WINE, AND YOUR OIL, THE INCREASE OF YOUR CATTLE, AND THE FLOCKS OF YOUR SHEEP IN THE LAND THAT THE LORD YOUR GOD SWORE TO YOUR FATHERS TO GIVE YOU.

YOU SHALL BE BLESSED ABOVE ALL PEOPLE.  THERE SHALL NOT BE MALE OR FEMALE BARREN AMONG YOU, OR AMONG YOUR CATTLE.

AND THE LORD WILL TAKE AWAY FROM YOU ALL SICKNESS, AND PUT NONE OF THE EVIL DISEASES OF EGYPT WHICH YOU KNOW, UPON YOU.  BUT HE WILL LAY THEM UPON ALL THAT HATE YOU.

FOR YOU ARE MY WITNESSES SAITH THE LORD, AND MY SERVANT WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN THAT YOU SHALL KNOW AND BELIEVE ME, AND UNDERSTAND THAT I AM HE.  BEFORE ME THERE WAS NO GOD FORMED, NEITHER SHALL THERE BE AFTER ME.

I, I AM THE LORD, AND BESIDE ME THERE IS NO SAVIOR.

DEUTERONOMY 7.6-15, PSALM 105.8-10, ISAIAH 43.10-11

GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE BECAUSE HE LOVES THE JEWISH PEOPLE.  AND GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BRING HIS SPOKEN WORD, THE WORD OF GOD, TO THE WORLD THAT HE LOVES, BY WRITING THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

BUT IF GOD ALLOWED THE NATIONS TO WIPE OUT THE JEWISH PEOPLE FROM OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH AS SO MANY HAVE TRIED, THERE WOULD BE NO BIBLE, NO MESSIAH, AND THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WOULD HAVE DISAPPEARED FOREVER.  A TRAGEDY BECAUSE THERE IS NO RELIGION IN THE WORLD OTHER THAN JUDAISM THAT TEACHES THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD.

ALL THE OTHER RELIGIONS BELIEVE IN GOD, BUT THEIR LAWS, TEACHINGS, AND INSTRUCTIONS, ARE WRITTEN BY MEN, NOT GOD.

2 PETER 3.16

BUT THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE ERRED ALSO.  RATHER THAN TEACH THE PURE BIBLE THAT JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE WRITTEN WHICH HAS THE TORAH THAT HAS GOD’S LAWS AND TEACHINGS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, AND THE PROPHETS, AND THE WRITINGS, AND THE NEW TESTAMENT, JUDAISM TEACHES TALMUD, RABBINIC LAW THAT HAS TORAH WRITTEN IN IT, BUT IS OVERWHELMED WITH RABBINIC LAW.

GOD NEVER COMMANDED THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE TAUGHT RABBINIC LAW.  GOD COMMANDS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ALL HUMANITY TO LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES, AND THE NEW TESTAMENT.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, LEVITICUS 10.10-11, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

THAT IS THE REASON MESSIAH YESHUA HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE PHARISEES.  NOT BECAUSE HE HATED THEM.  ABSOLUTELY NOT, BUT BECAUSE THE PHARISEES TAUGHT TALMUD, RABBINIC LAW TO HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE RATHER THAN PURE TORAH THAT CONTAINS THE PURE WORD OF GOD.  AND RABBINIC LAW, THAT IS JEWISH LAW, IS TAUGHT TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE TODAY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD RATHER THAN THE PURE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE.  AND THE BIBLE INCLUDES THE NEW TESTAMENT.

BUT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERY NON JEWISH PERSON TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO BE FULLY PART OF GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE.  NOT BY BECOMING JEWISH, BUT BY LIVING YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.  FOR MESSIAH YESHUA SAYS, IT IS WRITTEN, MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.

MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, DEUTERONOMY 8.3

DEUTERONOMY 20.2-4  AND GOD, SPEAKING THROUGH HIS JEWISH PROPHET MOSES, SAID, AND IT SHALL BE WHEN YOU COME NEAR TO THE BATTLE, THAT THE PRIEST SHALL APPROACH AND SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE,

AND HE SHALL SAY TO THEM, HEAR O ISRAEL, YOU APPROACH THIS DAY TO BATTLE AGAINST YOUR ENEMIES.  LET NOT YOUR HEARTS FAINT.  FEAR NOT, AND DO NOT TREMBLE, NEITHER BE TERRIFIED BECAUSE OF THEM.

FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD IS HE THAT GOES WITH YOU TO FIGHT FOR YOU AGAINST YOUR ENEMIES TO SAVE YOU.

GOD FILLS THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.  THAT IS TO SAY, THE SPIRIT OF GOD FILLS THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.  AND THERE IS NO BEGINNING OR END TO THE HEAVENS WHICH ARE THE TOTALITY OF SPACE.

AND SINCE THE SPIRIT OF GOD FILLS THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, GOD IS, AND CAN BE IN MANY DIFFERENT PLACES AT THE SAME TIME IN HUMAN FORM.  GOD IS MELCHIZEDEK, WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY, THE MESSIAH YESHUA.  GOD IS YEHOVAH, GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM.  AND GOD ALMIGHTY IS THE SON OF GOD.  AND GOD IS THE ANGEL OF GOD, AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD.  AND IN SPIRIT, GOD IS THE SPIRIT OF GOD, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.  AND AS A HUMAN BEING, GOD IS MESSIAH YESHUA, AND GOD ALMIGHTY, AND GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER IN HEAVEN.  AND GOD IS THE SAVIOR.

ALL ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD.  ALL ARE ELOHIM.  ELOHIM IN HEBREW MEANS GODS, YET THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS.  AND MESSIAH YESHUA IS THAT ONE GOD, GOD ALMIGHTY, AND SO MUCH MORE.  HE IS ELOHIM. 

ISAIAH 43.10-11, HEBREWS 7.1-3

GOD SAID THROUGH HIS PROPHET MOSES, THE SECRET THINGS BELONG TO THE LORD OUR GOD, BUT THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE REVEALED BELONG TO US, AND TO OUR CHILDREN FOREVER, THAT WE ARE TO DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW.  THAT IS, WE ARE TO DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW OF MOSES.

EVERYTHING GOD DOES IS A MIRACLE.  SPEAKING THE CREATION INTO EXISTENCE, CREATING LIFE.  RAISING THE DEAD, HEALING THE SICK.  GUIDING THE PATH OF EVERY HUMAN BEING AND EVERY LIVING THING.  THE SECRET THINGS BELONG TO THE LORD OUR GOD BUT THE THINGS THAT ARE REVEALED BELONG TO US AND TO OUR CHILDREN FOREVER THAT WE ARE TO DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW OF MOSES.

BUT YET THE WORLD IGNORES GOD AND DOES NOT LIVE BY HIS LAWS AND TEACHINGS, AND WORD, WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND FOR THE MOST PART IN THIS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WE ARE TAUGHT THAT ALL THE WORDS OF THE LAW OF MOSES ARE ABOLISHED.  AND WE WONDER WHY THIS COUNTRY HAS SO MANY PROBLEMS, AS DOES THE REST OF THE WORLD FOR DISOBEYING GOD.

HEBREW BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.28, CHRISTIAN BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.29, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, JEREMIAH 23.24, MATTHEW 18.10, JOHN 8.58, JOHN 10.30, JOHN 12.44-45, JOHN 14.9

DEUTERONOMY 20.5-9 AND THE OFFICERS SHALL SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE, SAYING, WHAT MAN IS THERE THAT HAS BUILT A NEW HOUSE, AND HAS NOT DEDICATED IT?  LET HIM GO AND RETURN TO HIS HOUSE, LEST HE DIE IN THE BATTLE, AND ANOTHER MAN DEDICATE IT.

AND WHAT MAN IS HE THAT HAS PLANTED A VINEYARD, AND HAS NOT EATEN OF IT?  LET HIM GO AND RETURN TO HIS HOUSE LEST HE DIE IN THE BATTLE AND ANOTHER MAN EAT OF IT.

AND WHAT MAN IS THERE THAT IS ENGAGED TO A WOMAN AND NOT MARRIED TO HER?  LET HIM GO AND RETURN TO HIS HOUSE LEST HE DIE IN THE BATTLE AND ANOTHER MAN TAKE HER.

AND THE OFFICERS SHALL SPEAK FURTHER TO THE PEOPLE, AND SAY TO THEM, WHO IS THE MAN WHO IS AFRAID AND FAINT OF HEART?  LET HIM GO AND RETURN TO HIS HOUSE LEST HIS BROTHER’S HEART FAINTS AS WELL AS HIS HEART.

AND IT SHALL BE WHEN THE OFFICERS HAVE FINISHED SPEAKING TO THE PEOPLE THAT THEY SHALL MAKE CAPTAINS OF THE ARMIES TO LEAD THE PEOPLE.

SO NOW ISRAEL HAS AN ARMY WITHOUT MEN WHO RECENTLY BUILT A NEW HOUSE BUD DID NOT DEDICATE IT, AND WITHOUT MEN WHO RECENTLY PLANTED A VINEYARD BUT HAVE NOT EATEN OF IT, AND WITHOUT MEN WHO WERE RECENTLY ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED, AND WITHOUT MEN WHO ARE AFRAID AND FAINTHEARTED.

BUT THE ARMY OF ISRAEL HAS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY WHO GOES WITH THEM TO FIGHT AGAINST THEIR ENEMY TO SAVE HIS PEOPLE.

DEUTERONOMY 20.10-18  AND MOSES SPOKE TO THE PEOPLE THE WORDS OF GOD, SAYING, WHEN YOU COME NEAR TO A CITY TO FIGHT AGAINST IT, THEN YOU SHALL CALL OUT TO IT FOR PEACE.

AND IF THEY ANSWER YOU, AND THEY SEEK PEACE, AND THEY OPEN THE CITY TO YOU, THEN IT SHALL BE THAT ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE FOUND IN THAT CITY SHALL BE LABORERS FOR YOU, AND THEY SHALL SERVE YOU.

BUT IF THEY WILL NOT MAKE PEACE WITH YOU, BUT WILL MAKE WAR AGAINST YOU, THEN YOU SHALL LAY SIEGE TO IT AND SURROUND THE CITY, AND ATTACK IT.

AND WHEN THE LORD YOUR GOD HAS DELIVERED THE CITY INTO YOUR HANDS, YOU SHALL KILL EVERY MALE OF THE CITY WITH THE EDGE OF THE SWORD.

ISRAEL IS NOT DOING TODAY WHAT GOD COMMANDS IN THIS PASSAGE, BUT WHEN THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, YESHUA THE MESSIAH RETURNS, HE BY HIMSELF WILL CARRY OUT HIS WORDS.  ZECHARIAH 14.12

BUT THE WOMEN, AND THE LITTLE ONES, AND THE CATTLE, AND ALL THAT ARE IN THE CITY, EVEN ALL THE SPOIL OF IT, YOU SHALL TAKE FOR YOURSELF, AND YOU SHALL EAT THE SPOIL OF YOUR ENEMIES WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD HAS GIVEN YOU.

SO SHALL YOU DO TO ALL THE CITIES THAT ARE VERY FAR OFF FROM YOU WHICH ARE NOT OF THESE CANAANITE NATIONS.

BUT OF THE CITIES OF THESE PEOPLE WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD GIVES TO YOU FOR AN INHERITANCE, YOU SHALL NOT KEEP ALIVE ANYTHING THAT BREATHES.

BUT YOU SHALL UTTERLY DESTROY THEM, THE HITTITE, AND THE AMORITE, THE CANAANITE, AND THE PERIZZITE, THE HIVITE, AND THE JEBUSITE, AS THE LORD YOUR GOD HAS COMMANDED YOU.

SO THEY WILL NOT TEACH YOU TO DO AFTER ALL THEIR ABOMINATIONS WHICH THEY HAVE DONE FOR THEIR gods, AND YOU WOULD SIN AGAINST THE LORD YOUR GOD.

THOSE WHO TEACH THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED ARE AN ABOMINATION.  THEY SIN AGAINST MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. 

1 JOHN 3.4-10, REVELATION 3.10, ISAIAH 24.4-6

1 JOHN 3.4-6  THOSE WHO SIN, THOSE WHO TRANSGRESS THE LAW OF MOSES, DO NOT KNOW GOD. 

DEUTERONOMY 20.19-20  WHEN YOU SHALL BESIEGE A CITY MANY DAYS, TO WAGE WAR AGAINST IT TO SEIZE IT, YOU SHALL NOT DESTROY ITS TREES BY FORCING AN AXE AGAINST THEM, FOR YOU MAY EAT OF THEM.  AND YOU SHALL NOT CUT THEM DOWN, FOR IS THE TREE OF THE FIELD A MAN THAT IT SHOULD BE BESIEGED OF YOU?

ONLY THE TREE THAT YOU KNOW IS NOT A TREE FOR FOOD, THAT YOU MAY DESTROY AND CUT DOWN, AND YOU MAY BUILD SIEGE-WORKS AGAINST THE CITY THAT MAKES WAR WITH YOU UNTIL IT IS SUBDUED.

SO HOW TO SUMMARIZE THIS TEACHING?

KNOW THAT GOD IS WITH YOU ALWAYS, IN WAR, IN PEACE, AND EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU ARE DOING ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES THAT HAS GOD’S LAWS AND TEACHINGS WRITTEN IN IT.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

Leave a Reply