JEREMIAH 3.8 READS, FOR ALL THE CAUSES WHICH BACKSLIDING ISRAEL COMMITTED ADULTERY, I PUT HER AWAY AND GAVE HER A BILL OF DIVORCE.

Shalom,

Our teaching will continue from Torah, The Law of Moses from Deuteronomy 24.1-4.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, JEREMIAH 3.8 READS, FOR ALL THE CAUSES WHICH BACKSLIDING ISRAEL COMMITTED ADULTERY, I PUT HER AWAY AND GAVE HER A BILL OF DIVORCE.

THE NAME ISRAEL ALSO APPLIES TO ALL JEWISH PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

LET’S FIRST READ JEREMIAH 3.8, AND THEN DEUTERONOMY 24.1-4.

JEREMIAH 3.8, DEUTERONOMY 24.1-4

DEUTERONOMY 24.1-4  WHEN A MAN HAS TAKEN A WIFE AND MARRIES HER, AND IT COMES TO PASS THAT SHE FINDS NO FAVOR IN HIS EYES BECAUSE HE HAS FOUND SOME UNCLEANNESS IN HER, THEN LET HIM WRITE HER A BILL OF DIVORCE, AND GIVE IT IN HER HAND, AND SEND HER OUT OF HIS HOUSE.

THE WORD UNCLEANNESS COMES FROM THE HEBREW WORD EHR’VAHT THAT MEANS NUDITY, SHAME, DISGRACE, FILTHINESS, WHICH IN THIS CASE MOST LIKELY MEANS FORNICATION AND ADULTERY.

FORNICATION IN THE CASE OF A MARRIED PERSON IS VOLUNTARY SEXUAL INTERCOURSE BETWEEN TWO PERSONS NOT MARRIED TO EACH OTHER.

CONTINUING WITH DEUTERONOMY 24.2-4, AND WHEN SHE HAS DEPARTED OUT OF HIS HOUSE, SHE MAY GO AND BE ANOTHER MAN’S WIFE.

AND IF THE SECOND HUSBAND HATES HER, AND WRITES HER A BILL OF DIVORCE, AND GIVES IT IN HER HAND, AND SENDS HER OUT OF HIS HOUSE, OR IF THE SECOND HUSBAND DIES WHICH TOOK HER TO BE HIS WIFE, HER FORMER HUSBAND WHO SENT HER AWAY MAY NOT TAKE HER AGAIN TO BE HIS WIFE AFTER THAT SHE IS DEFILED.  FOR, GOD SAYS, THAT IS ABOMINATION BEFORE THE LORD, AND YOU SHALL NOT CAUSE THE LAND TO SIN WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD GIVES YOU FOR AN INHERITANCE.

THOUGH GOD HATES DIVORCE, I BELIEVE IF A MAN HAS DIVORCED HIS WIFE, OR A WOMAN HAS DIVORCED HER HUSBAND FOR WHATEVER REASON, AND HAS MARRIED ANOTHER, THE BIBLE SAYS, IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS, THE LORD IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS, AND CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.  1 JOHN 1.9

MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, SAYS, WHEREFORE I SAY UNTO YOU, ALL MANNER OF SIN AND BLASPHEMY SHALL BE FORGIVEN UNTO MEN, BUT THE BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT SHALL NOT BE FORGIVEN UNTO MEN.

HOWEVER IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT GOD SAYS, HER FORMER HUSBAND WHO SENT HER AWAY BECAUSE HE FOUND SOME UNCLEANNESS IN HER SHALL NOT TAKE HER AGAIN TO BE HIS WIFE AFTER THAT SHE IS DEFILED, FOR THAT IS ABOMINATION BEFORE THE LORD.

DEUTERONOMY 24.4, 1 JOHN 1.9, MATTHEW 12.31, MALACHI 2.16

OKAY, LET’S ADDRESS THIS SUBJECT OF GOD DIVORCING HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE ISRAEL.  BECAUSE I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I’VE BEEN READING AND STUDYING THE BIBLE FOR SOME 39 YEARS AND I DID NOT WANT TO BELIEVE THAT GOD DIVORCED HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE UNTIL IT HIT ME IN THE FACE IN THIS SCRIPTURE.  JEREMIAH 3.8

JEREMIAH 3.8 READS, AND I SAW, WHEN FORASMUCH AS BACKSLIDING ISRAEL HAD COMMITTED ADULTERY, I HAD PUT HER AWAY AND GIVEN HER A BILL OF DIVORCE, THAT YET TREACHEROUS JUDAH HER SISTER FEARED NOT, BUT SHE ALSO WENT AND PLAYED THE HARLOT.

BACKSLIDING IN HEBREW IS M’SHUVA, MEANING, TURNING AWAY, TURNING AWAY FROM GOD.

ISRAEL COMMITTING ADULTERY MEANS THE PEOPLE TURNED AWAY FROM THE LORD THEIR GOD BY WORSHIPING AND FEARING OTHER gods, AND REJECTING HIS SPOKEN WORD, HIS LAWS, AND HIS STATUTES WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

SO FOR ME TO BE SURE THAT GOD DIVORCED ISRAEL, I CHECKED ON THE WORDS OF JEREMIAH 3.8 IN HEBREW WHERE GOD SAYS THROUGH HIS PROPHET JEREMIAH, “AND GAVE HER A WRITING OF DIVORCE TO HER.”  THE HEBREW READS, VAH’EH’TAYNE  ET  SEY’FEHR  K’RE’TU’TEHY’HA AY’LAY’HA.  THAT MEANS AS IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, AND GAVE HER (ISRAEL) A WRITING OF DIVORCE TO HER.

SO YES, GOD HAS DIVORCED ISRAEL, HIS JEWISH PEOPLE.

BUT WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT IS WHAT GOD SAYS IN JEREMIAH 3.1.

THEY SAY, IF A MAN PUTS AWAY HIS WIFE, AND SHE GOES FROM HIM AND MARRIES ANOTHER MAN, SHALL HE RETURN TO HER AGAIN?  SHALL NOT THE LAND BE GREATLY POLLUTED?  BUT YOU (ISRAEL) HAVE WHORED WITH MANY LOVERS (WITH MANY idols and gods).

BUT HERE IS THE GREAT, GREAT MERCY OF GOD.  GOD SAYS TO ISRAEL, HIS JEWISH PEOPLE, YET RETURN AGAIN TO ME, SAITH THE LORD.

JEREMIAH 3.1

BUT WHAT UNCLEANNESS DID THE JEWISH PEOPLE DO TO THE LORD THEIR GOD THAT PROVOKED THE LORD, THEIR HUSBAND, THEIR FATHER, AND THEIR GOD TO DIVORCE HIS PEOPLE ISRAEL?

GENESIS 17.8, EXODUS 4.22, JEREMIAH 3.14, MALACHI 1.6

GOD DIVORCED HIS PEOPLE AND PUT THEM AWAY THREE TIMES BECAUSE OF THEIR UNCLEANNESS, THEIR SINS AGAINST GOD, AND THEIR SIN OF WORSHIPING OTHER gods.

IN 722 B.C.E./B.C. DURING THE PERIOD OF THE DIVIDED MONARCHY, GOD SENT AWAY HIS JEWISH PEOPLE OF THE NORTHERN KINGDOM OF ISRAEL TO ASSYRIA BECAUSE ISRAEL SINNED AGAINST THE LORD THEIR GOD BY FEARING AND WORSHIPING OTHER gods, AND WALKING IN THE LAWS OF THE GENTILES.  AND GOD WARNED HIS PEOPLE THROUGH HIS PROPHETS TO TURN FROM ALL THEIR EVIL WAYS AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS STATUTES ACCORDING TO ALL HIS LAW.  BUT THE PEOPLE WOULD NOT OBEY THE LORD THEIR GOD.  THEY DID NOT BELIEVE THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL.  THEREFORE THE LORD WAS VERY ANGRY WITH HIS PEOPLE AND HE REMOVED THEM OUT OF HIS SIGHT TO ASSYRIA.  2 KINGS 17.6-23

SIN IS DISOBEYING GOD BY DISOBEYING THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE THAT ARE HIS LAWS, COMMANDMENTS, TEACHINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES. 

NUMBERS 15.30-31, 1 JOHN 3.4

AND IN 586 B.C.E./B.C. GOD CAST HIS PEOPLE OUT OF JUDAH, THE SOUTHERN KINGDOM, INCLUDING HER ETERNAL CAPITAL JERUSALEM, FOR THE VERY SAME REASONS HE SENT HIS PEOPLE AWAY TO ASSYRIA 136 YEARS EARLIER.  SIN, WORSHIPING OTHER gods, DISOBEYING GOD BY DISOBEYING HIS SPOKEN WORD IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, AND TNAKH, THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.  2 CHRONICLES 36.11-21

ISAIAH 54.5  THE LORD GOD OUR REDEEMER BUYS US BACK FROM THE SLAVERY OF SIN BY MAKING ATONEMENT FOR US AND LEADS US ON THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS BY OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES. 

ISAIAH 59.2  BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN  YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR.

AND IN 70 C.E./A.D. GOD SENT HIS PEOPLE AWAY FROM ISRAEL TO THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH FOR ALMOST 2,000 YEARS FOR REJECTING THEIR MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM. 

LUKE 19.28-44, LEVITICUS 26.14-15, 33-46, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, HEBREW BIBLE MICAH 5.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE MICAH 5.2, JOHN 14.9

THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT YESHUA THE MESSIAH IS GOD ALMIGHTY.  HE IS THE FATHER, THE MESSIAH, THE SON, THE SPIRIT, AND HE IS THE HOLY SPIRIT.  ALL ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD.  MESSIAH YESHUA IS HA SHEM.  HE IS ELOHIM.

AND YES, GOD SAYS TO HIS JEWISH PEOPLE, RETURN YOU BACKSLIDING ISRAEL, SAITH THE LORD, AND I WILL NOT CAUSE MY ANGER TO FALL UPON YOU, FOR I AM MERCIFUL, SAITH THE LORD, AND I WILL NOT KEEP ANGER FOREVER.  ONLY ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR INIQUITY THAT YOU HAVE TRANSGRESSED AGAINST THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND HAVE SCATTERED YOUR WAYS TO THE STRANGERS UNDER EVERY GREEN TREE, AND YOU HAVE NOT OBEYED MY VOICE SAITH THE LORD.  TURN O BACKSLIDING CHILDREN, SAITH THE LORD, FOR I AM MARRIED TO YOU. 

LET’S READ JEREMIAH 3.12-14

THE GOD OF ISRAEL, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB DIVORCED HIS JEWISH PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR SINS AGAINST THE LORD THEIR GOD BY DISOBEYING HIS SPOKEN WORD IN THE BIBLE, AND THEIR SINS OF IDOLATRY, WORSHIPING OTHER gods.

SIN IS DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD, REJECTING GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, AND THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE.  AND SIN IS REJECTING THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA.

THE JEWISH PEOPLE DID NOT BELIEVE GOD.  THEY DID THE THINGS OF THE HEATHEN ROUND ABOUT THEM THAT GOD CHARGED THEM NOT TO BE LIKE THE GENTILES.

 

SO WHAT IS GOD’S REMEDY FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO RETURN TO THE LORD THEIR GOD?

MANY JEWISH PEOPLE SAY THE SHEMA DAILY, SOMETIMES THREE TIMES A DAY.

THE SHEMA IS WRITTEN IN DEUTERONOMY 6.4 THAT READS, HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.

THAT IS THE REMEDY FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND EVERY HUMAN BEING TO RETURN TO THE LORD, OR COME TO THE LORD.

SHEMA IN HEBREW MEANS HEAR, LISTEN INTENTLY, AND OBEY.  THAT MEANS, HEAR, LISTEN INTENTLY TO GOD, AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  DO WHAT GOD SAYS TO DO. 

AND THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.

OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE WILL PREVENT YOU FROM SINNING AGAINST GOD.  

SO FOR JEWISH PEOPLE TO RETURN TO THE LORD OUR GOD, AND FOR GENTILES TO COME TO THE LORD THEIR GOD, YOU MUST OBEY GOD.  YOU MUST OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE THE BIBLE, AND THAT INCLUDES OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  IT IS WRITTEN IN DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, AND LUKE 4.4

THAT SHOULD NOT BE DIFFICULT FOR JEWISH PEOPLE BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP TO OBEY TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, AND THE WORDS SPOKEN BY GOD IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.

OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW OF MOSES IS NOT DIFFICULT, BUT FOR CHRISTIANS TO OBEY THE LAW IS PECULIAR BECAUSE CHRISTIANITY IS TAUGHT THE FALSE DOCTRINE THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED. 

JESUS, WHO IS JEHOVAH, THE ALMIGHTY GOD, NEVER ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES.  ABOLISHING THE LAW OF MOSES IS IMPOSSIBLE.  IT IS THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD.  YET CHRISTIANITY HAS REMOVED THE LAW, THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD, FROM THE LIVES OF CHRISTIANS.

 MATTHEW.4.4, JOHN 14.9, 1 JOHN 5.3, DEUTERONOMY 28

1 JOHN 5.3  GOD’S COMMANDMENTS ARE EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.

AND YOU MUST BELIEVE IN ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS.  THAT IS NOT DIFFICULT FOR JEWISH PEOPLE BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP TO BELIEVE IN ONLY ONE GOD.

BUT MOST CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP TO BELIEVE IN THE TRINITY OF THREE DIFFERENT gods, AND THAT IS NOT BIBLICAL.  THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.  THE JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE IS THAT ONE GOD.  HE IS JEHOVAH, GOD ALMIGHTY, AND HE IS THE SON AND THE MESSIAH, AND HE IS THE SPIRIT AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.  ALL ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD.

AND TO RETURN TO THE LORD YOU NEED ATONEMENT.  YOU NEED GOD TO FORGIVE YOU OF ALL YOUR SINS TO BE RIGHT WITH GOD.  YOU NEED A CLEAN SLATE.  AND REMEMBER, SIN IS BREAKING THE LAW OF MOSES.  BREAKING ANY ONE LAW, OR DISOBEYING ANY ONE WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS SIN.

DURING TABERNACLE AND TEMPLE TIMES, ATONEMENT WAS MADE BY THE SHED BLOOD OF A CLEAN ANIMAL THAT WAS SACRIFICED ON THE ALTAR AT THE TABERNACLE OR TEMPLE.  THAT IS WRITTEN IN TORAH.

BUT THERE HAS NOT BEEN A TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM SINCE THE ROMANS DESTROYED THE TEMPLE IN 70 C.E/A.D. AND KILLED UPWARDS TO ONE MILLION JEWS IN THEIR FOUR YEAR WAR WITH ISRAEL.

AND TODAY SACRIFICES ARE FORBIDDEN BY GOD WHEN THERE IS NO TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.  LEVITICUS 17.8, 9, 11

SO NOW WHAT?  HOW DO WE JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE OUR SINS FORGIVEN BY GOD WHEN THERE IS NO TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM?

WE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE TOLD BY PEOPLE, NOT GOD, THAT WE CAN OBTAIN ATONEMENT BY PAYMENT OR COMPENSATION FOR WRONGS WE HAVE COMMITTED, OR THROUGH SUFFERING, OR THROUGH THE PERFORMANCE OF CERTAIN RITUALS, ALL ACCOMPANIED WITH REPENTANCE, AND CHANGING OUR LIVES TO THE GOOD.

BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE.  THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE SAY.  AND THE PEOPLE WHO TEACH THAT ARE WRONG BECAUSE IT’S NOT BIBLICAL.

GOD SAYS THAT IT IS THE BLOOD THAT MAKES ATONEMENT FOR THE SOUL.  THAT NEVER CHANGES.  IT IS THE BLOOD THAT MAKES ATONEMENT FOR YOU, TODAY, YESTERDAY AND FOREVER.  LEVITICUS 17.11

AND THAT IS THE REASON GOD ALMIGHTY IN THE PERSON OF THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA CAME TO ISRAEL 2,000 YEARS AGO, TO BE AN OFFERING FOR OUR SINS.  THAT TOO IS WRITTEN IN THE PROPHETS IN ISAIAH 53.10 AND JEREMIAH 31.31-34

JEREMIAH 31.31-34  THE NEW COVENANT GOD MADE WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE IS THE NEW COVENANT FOR ATONEMENT MADE BY OUR MESSIAH YESHUA WHEN HE VOLUNTARILY GAVE HIS LIFE, AND SHED HIS BLOOD ON A ROMAN STAKE IN JERUSALEM.

THE COVENANT THAT GOD MADE WITH OUR FATHERS, THE COVENANT WE JEWISH PEOPLE BROKE, IS GOD’S SPOKEN WORD THAT IS LAW.  PSALM 105.8-10

AND BY HAVING FAITH IN OUR JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS GOD’S NEW COVENANT FOR ATONEMENT, AND OBEYING HIS EVERLASTING COVENANT, HIS SPOKEN WORD IN THE BIBLE THAT IS LAW, GOD WILL FORGIVE YOU YOUR SINS, AND REMEMBER THEM NO MORE.

SO BECAUSE GOD CAN NOT DIE, GOD ALMIGHTY WHO IS MESSIAH YESHUA MADE HIMSELF A HUMAN BEING TO VOLUNTARILY GO THROUGH THE AGONY OF A HORRIBLE DEATH ON A ROMAN CROSS TO SHED HIS BLOOD FOR OUR ATONEMENT.  FOR THE ATONEMENT OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ATONEMENT FOR OTHERS. 

PSALM 22.1,15, IN THE HEBREW BIBLE VERSE 16, MATTHEW 27.46, 50

AND MESSIAH WAS BURIED, AND RAISED TO LIFE ON THE THIRD DAY, ALL TO ATONE FOR OUR SINS. 

AND FOR HIS JEWISH PEOPLE WHOM HE LOVES BEYOND IMAGINATION, HE DID THIS FOR US TO RETURN TO HIM, THE LORD OUR GOD.

BUT IT DOES NOT END THERE.  AFTER RECEIVING ATONEMENT THROUGH YOUR FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD REQUIRES YOU TO LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.  AND THAT WILL CAUSE YOU TO LEAD A GODLY LIFE THAT WILL STOP YOU FROM SINNING AGAINST GOD. 

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, AND LUKE 4.4

AND WHEN YOU HAVE ATONEMENT THROUGH THE DEATH AND SHED BLOOD OF YOUR JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA, AND YOU LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, YOU WILL BE A NEW PERSON.  AND SIN WILL DISAPPEAR FROM YOUR LIFE.  1 JOHN 1.9

REMEMBER, MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM.  AND THIS IS WHAT GOD ALMIGHTY THE MESSIAH SAID AND DID AT HIS PASSOVER SEDER IN JERUSALEM THAT CHRISTIANITY CALLS THE LAST SUPPER.

AS THEY WERE EATING, MESSIAH 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 MY BLOOD OF THE NEW COVENANT WHICH IS SHED FOR MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.

AGAIN, THE NEW COVENANT IS THE NEW COVENANT FOR ATONEMENT THROUGH THE DEATH AND SHED BLOOD OF THE MESSIAH YESHUA THAT REPLACES THE ANIMAL SACRIFICE FOR ATONEMENT WHILE THERE IS NO TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.  MATTHEW 26.26-28

THAT IS HOW EVERYONE, JEWISH PEOPLE AND NON JEWISH PEOPLE RETURN TO THE LORD, OR COME TO THE LORD.  BY OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT PREVENTS YOU FROM SINNING AGAINST GOD, KNOWING THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, AND BELIEVING THAT MESSIAH YESHUA IS THAT ONE GOD.  AND HAVING ATONEMENT THROUGH THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA BY HIS DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION, AND HIS SHED BLOOD.

AND FOR YOU, THAT LEADS TO RECONCILIATION AND PEACE WITH THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND A GOOD AND HEALTHY LIFE ON EARTH WITH THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, YESHUA THE MESSIAH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN WITH THE ONE AND ONLY GOD, HA SHEM ELOHIM, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD OUR GOD.

HOW MERCIFUL IS OUR GOD. 

L’CHAIM, TO LIFE.

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

 

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