TORAH, BETTER KNOWN AS THE LAW OF MOSES, IS A CONTINUOUS STORY WITH GOD’S LAWS, COMMANDMENTS, TEACHINGS, AND INSTRUCTIONS.

Shalom,

Our Teaching this morning will continue in Torah, The Law of Moses from Deuteronomy 25.11-19.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, TORAH, BETTER KNOWN AS THE LAW OF MOSES, IS A CONTINUOUS STORY WITH GOD’S LAWS, COMMANDMENTS, TEACHINGS, AND INSTRUCTIONS.

AS YOU WELL KNOW, THE STORY IN THE LAW OF MOSES, KNOWN AS THE TORAH, TRACES THE HISTORY OF MANKIND FROM CREATION UNTIL GRADUALLY NARROWING ITS FOCUS ON ONE FAMILY, THE FAMILY OF ABRAM WHOM GOD LATER CHANGED ABRAM’S NAME TO ABRAHAM, MEANING, FATHER OF MANY NATIONS.

ABRAHAM WAS SEVENTY FIVE YEARS OLD WHEN GOD FIRST MET WITH HIM.  AND THE STORY CONTINUES TO FOCUS ON ABRAHAM’S FAMILY THROUGH HIS LINE OF ISAAC AND JACOB AND THEIR DESCENDANTS, THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

AND THE LORD SAID TO ABRAM, GO FORTH FROM YOUR LAND, AND FROM YOUR RELATIVES, AND FROM YOUR FATHER’S HOUSE TO A LAND THAT I WILL SHOW YOU.

AND 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 THOSE WHO BLESS YOU, AND CURSE THOSE WHO CURSE YOU, AND IN YOU SHALL ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED.

THE LAND THAT GOD SENT ABRAM AND HIS WIFE SARAI TO WAS THE LAND OF CANAAN THAT WOULD BECOME THE LAND OF ISRAEL, THE PERMANENT HOMELAND OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

AFTER THE BIRTH OF ISAAC, THE SON OF ABRAHAM AND SARAH, GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, FOR IN ISAAC SHALL YOUR SEED BE CALLED. MEANING, THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL DESCEND FROM ISAAC.

ABRAHAM IS FIRST CALLED, THE HEBREW PRIOR TO ABRAHAM MEETING MELCHIZEDEK.

LATER IN THE DAYS OF JACOB, THE SON OF ISAAC, THE GRANDSON OF ABRAHAM, GOD SAID TO JACOB, YOUR NAME SHALL NOT BE CALLED JACOB ANYMORE, BUT ISRAEL.  FOR AS A PRINCE YOU HAVE POWER WITH GOD AND WITH MAN AND HAVE PREVAILED.

AND THE HEBREWS WERE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.

AND THE HEBREWS, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, CAME TO BE KNOWN IN THE BIBLE SOME 2,700 YEARS AGO AS THE JEWISH PEOPLE WHEN THE KING OF SYRIA DROVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE FROM ELATH.  AND THE SYRIANS CAME TO ELATH AND DWELT THERE.  TODAY ELATH IS CALLED ELAT THAT IS A RESORT TOWN IN ISRAEL LOCATED AT THE SOUTHERN TIP OF ISRAEL AT THE RED SEA.

JEW AND JEWISH IN HEBREW IS YEH’HUDI THAT MEANS ONE WHO CELEBRATES, PRAISES, HONORS, AND WORSHIPS GOD.

THE STORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE BEGAN 4,000 YEARS AGO SOME 2,000 YEARS AFTER THE CREATION WHEN GOD TOOK ABRAHAM OUT FROM THE GENTILES.  AND OVER TIME, THE FAMILIES OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB WERE LIVING IN CANAAN, THE LAND THAT GOD PROMISED THEM THAT WOULD BECOME THE JEWISH HOMELAND FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION.

THE BORDERS OF CANAAN WERE FROM A RIVER IN EGYPT TO THE EUPHRATES RIVER THAT FLOWS THROUGH SYRIA AND IRAQ INTO THE PERSIAN GULF.

BUT THE PROMISE OF A JEWISH HOMELAND IN CANAAN APPEARED IMPOSSIBLE TO REALIZE BECAUSE THE DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB WERE VERY FEW.  BUT GOD HAD A PLAN. 

OVER THE COURSE OF TIME THE SONS OF JACOB BECAME JEALOUS OF THEIR BROTHER JOSEPH BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THEIR FATHER JACOB LOVED JOSEPH MORE THAN HE LOVED THEM.  SO THEY THOUGHT ABOUT KILLING JOSEPH.  AND THEY TOSSED JOSEPH INTO A DITCH WITHOUT WATER AND SAT DOWN TO EAT.  BUT IN THE MEANTIME, SOME MIDIANITE MERCHANT MEN SAW JOSEPH IN THE DITCH AND THEY PULLED HIM OUT AND SOLD HIM TO A GROUP OF ISHMAEELITES.  AND THE ISMAEELITES BROUGHT JOSEPH DOWN TO EGYPT AND SOLD HIM THERE.

AFTER JOSEPH SPENT TIME IN JAIL BECAUSE OF FALSE ACCUSATIONS, GOD BROUGHT ON A GREAT FAMINE IN THE MIDDLE EAST INCLUDING EGYPT AND CANAAN CAUSING JACOB TO SEND JOSEPH’S BROTHERS DOWN TO EGYPT TO BUY FOOD.  AND THE BROTHERS MET THE GOVERNOR OF EGYPT WHO WAS SELLING THE FOOD.  AND THE GOVERNOR OF EGYPT JUST SO HAPPENED TO BE THEIR BROTHER JOSEPH.

AFTER JOSEPH PUT HIS BROTHERS THROUGH SOME HOOPS TO DRIVE THEM A LITTLE CRAZY, AND BECAUSE OF THE GREAT AMOUNT OF FOOD IN EGYPT BECAUSE OF JOSEPH’S WISDOM, WITH THE HELP OF GOD, JOSEPH HAD HIS FAMILY OF SEVENTY JEWISH PEOPLE MOVE DOWN TO EGYPT.  THAT WAS THE ENTIRE JEWISH POPULATION AT THE TIME.

IN TIME, JOSEPH DIED, AND ALL HIS FAMILY, AND ALL THAT JEWISH GENERATION WHO CAME OUT OF CANAAN TO EGYPT ALSO DIED.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS, NOW THERE AROSE A NEW KING OVER EGYPT WHO DID NOT KNOW JOSEPH.  AND THIS KING OF EGYPT PUT THE JEWS INTO SLAVERY THAT CONTINUED ON FOR FOUR HUNDRED YEARS.

PART OF GOD’S PLAN WAS TO MAKE OF ABRAHAM A GREAT NATION.  AND DURING THEIR FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF SLAVERY IN EGYPT, GOD MADE OF ABRAHAM A GREAT NATION OF SOME THREE MILLION PEOPLE.

AT THE END OF FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF SLAVERY, AS PERHAPS THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS, GOD MET MOSES ON MOUNT SINAI AT A BUSH THAT BURNED WITH FIRE, BUT THE BUSH DID NOT CONSUME.  AND THERE GOD APPOINTED MOSES TO LEAD THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, AND A MIXED MULTITUDE OF SOME THREE MILLION PEOPLE OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT TO THE PROMISED LAND CANAAN THAT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL CONQUERED AND POSSESSED THAT BECAME THE LAND OF ISRAEL, THE JEWISH HOMELAND.  GOD’S PLAN WAS ACCOMPLISHED.

AND BECAUSE OF JEWISH DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD IN THE WILDERNESS ON THEIR WAY TO THE PROMISED LAND FROM EGYPT, GOD DETERMINED THAT IT WOULD TAKE THEM FORTY YEARS TO WALK FROM EGYPT TO CANAAN WITH ALL THEIR ANIMALS AND THINGS.

BUT DAVID WRITES IN THE PSALMS THAT MAN IS CONCEIVED IN SIN.  SIN IS DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD BY BREAKING GOD’S LAW OF MOSES THAT HAS GOD’S LAWS, COMMANDMENTS, TEACHINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS WRITTEN IN IT.

GOD SAYS OFTEN THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE THAT MAN MUST HAVE ATONEMENT FOR THEIR SINS OF BREAKING TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.  THE ONLY ATONEMENT AVAILABLE TODAY IS THE ATONEMENT OF THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA WHOSE DEATH AND SHED BLOOD AS A HUMAN BEING IS FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF THE SINS OF MANY.  FOR JEWISH PEOPLE, AND FOR NON JEWISH PEOPLE.

AND DURING THOSE FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS FROM EGYPT TO THE PROMISED LAND CANAAN, GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS WITNESSES AND HIS SERVANT.  AND GOD TAUGHT HIS JEWISH PEOPLE THE STORY AND HISTORY OF MANKIND FROM CREATION.  AND GOD TAUGHT HIS JEWISH PEOPLE HIS WORD, HIS LAWS, HIS COMMANDMENTS, AND HIS TEACHINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE FOR ALL HUMANITY TO OBEY.

AND OVER THE SPAN OF SOME 1,500 YEARS FROM MOSES TO THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA AND MESSIAH’S JEWISH DISCIPLES, GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE, THE JEWISH PEOPLE RECORDED IN THE BIBLE EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPOKE TO THEM FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

THUS THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE FULFILLED GOD’S APPOINTMENT TO BE HIS SERVANT AND WITNESSES TO ALL HUMANITY THROUGH THE BIBLE THEY WROTE FROM EVERY SPOKEN WORD OF GOD THEY RECEIVED.

AND THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD.  HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM, THE CREATOR OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH AND ALL THAT ARE IN THEM.  HE IS THE FOCUS OF TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, AND HE IS THE FOCUS OF THE ENTIRE BIBLE.  AND MESSIAH SHOULD BE THE FOCUS OF EVERYBODY FOR THEIR GOOD.

AND NOW IN OUR SHABBAT TEACHINGS OF TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY, WE ARE DRAWING TO THE CLOSE OF ISRAEL’S FORTY YEAR JOURNEY THROUGH THE WILDERNESS FROM EGYPT TO THE PROMISED LAND CANAAN WHERE GOD IS THEIR MIGHTY HELP FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO CONQUER AND POSSESS THE LAND OF CANAAN THAT BECAME THE JEWISH HOMELAND ISRAEL FOR AS LONG AS THE EARTH REMAINS.

GENESIS 1, GENESIS 12.1-7, GENESIS 14.13-20, GENESIS 15.18-21, GENESIS 17.8, GENESIS 21.12, HEBREW BIBLE GENESIS 32.29-33, CHRISTIAN BIBLE GENESIS 32.28-32, EXODUS 1.8, DEUTERONOMY 7.6-11, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, 2 KINGS 16.6, HEBREW BIBLE PSALM 51.7, CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 51.5, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, ISAIAH 43.10, HEBREW BIBLE MICAH 5.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE MICAH 5.2, MATTHEW 4.4, MATTHEW 26.26-28, LUKE 4.4, JOHN 12.44-45, JOHN 14.9, 1 JOHN 3.4

SO LET’S LOOK INTO THE SCRIPTURE VERSES OF STUDY WHERE MOSES ADDS ONE OF GOD’S LAWS, AND REVIEWS TWO IN DEUTERONOMY 25.11-19.

DEUTERONOMY 25.11-12  WHEN MEN FIGHT TOGETHER, A MAN AND BROTHER, AND THE WIFE OF THE ONE DRAWS NEAR TO DELIVER HER HUSBAND OUT OF THE HAND OF HIM WHO IS BEATING HIM, AND PUTS FORTH HER HAND AND TAKES HIM BY THE GENITALS,

THEN YOU SHALL CUT OFF HER HAND.  YOUR EYE SHALL NOT PITY HER.

DEUTERONOMY 25.13-16  YOU SHALL NOT HAVE IN YOUR BAG TWO SETS OF STONE WEIGHTS, A GREAT STONE AND A SMALL STONE.

YOU SHALL NOT HAVE IN YOUR HOUSE TWO SETS OF MEASURES, ONE BIG AND THE OTHER SMALL.

BUT YOU SHALL HAVE A PERFECT AND JUST WEIGHT, A PERFECT AND JUST MEASURE THAT YOU MAY PROLONG YOUR DAYS IN THE LAND WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD GIVES YOU.

FOR ALL WHO DO SUCH THINGS, AND ALL THAT DO UNRIGHTEOUSLY ARE AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD YOUR GOD.

DEUTERONOMY 25.17-19  REMEMBER WHAT AMALEK DID TO YOU BY THE WAY WHEN YOU CAME OUT OF EGYPT.

HOW HE MET YOU BY THE WAY AND ATTACKED YOUR BACK, ALL THE FEEBLE IN YOUR REAR WHEN YOU WERE FAINT AND WEARY, AND HE DID NOT FEAR GOD.

THEREFORE IT SHALL BE WHEN THE LORD YOUR GOD HAS GIVEN YOU REST FROM ALL YOUR ENEMIES ROUND ABOUT IN THE LAND WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD GIVES YOU FOR AN INHERITANCE TO POSSESS IT, THAT YOU SHALL BLOT OUT THE REMEMBRANCE OF AMALEK FROM UNDER THE HEAVENS.  YOU SHALL NOT FORGET IT.

GOD SAYS IN VERSE 18 THAT AMALEK DID NOT FEAR GOD WHEN THEY ATTACKED THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WHEN THEY CAME OUT OF EGYPT.  EXODUS 17.8-17

AMALEK DID NOT FEAR GOD.  NEITHER DO THE PALESTINIANS AND MANY OTHERS WHO ATTACK AND CURSE ISRAEL AND JEWISH PEOPLE.  AT SOME POINT THOSE WHO ATTACK AND CURSE ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL EXPERIENCE WHAT GOD MEANS WHEN HE SAYS, THEY DO NOT FEAR GOD.

IN THE STORY OF PURIM, HAMAN WAS AN AMALAKITE.  HE HATED THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND WANTED THEM ALL KILLED IN THE GREAT PERSIAN KINGDOM 2,500 YEARS AGO.

HAMAN DID NOT FEAR GOD.

ESTHER 3.10  AGAG WAS KING OF THE AMALEKITES.

1 SAMUEL 15.1-35

1 SAMUEL 15.22-23  THE PROPHET SAMUEL SAID, DOES THE LORD DELIGHT  IN BURNT OFFERINGS AND SACRIFICES AS IN OBEYING THE VOICE OF THE LORD?  BEHOLD, TO OBEY IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE, AND OBEYING THAN THE FAT OF RAMS.

FOR REBELLION IS AS THE SIN OF WITCHCRAFT, AND STUBBORNNESS IS AS INIQUITY AND IDOLATRY.  BECAUSE YOU (KING SAUL)  HAVE REJECTED THE WORD OF THE LORD, SO HE HAS REJECTED YOU FROM BEING KING.

THE MOST IMPORTANT TEACHING OF GOD THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE IS OBEDIENCE TO THE VOICE OF THE LORD YOUR GOD.  OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

AND OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD YOUR GOD IS OBEYING HIS TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, AND OBEYING EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND KNOWING AND BELIEVING THAT THE LORD YOUR GOD HA SHEM IN THE PERSON OF MESSIAH YESHUA IS YOUR ATONEMENT FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF ALL YOUR SINS.

FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD SAYS IN DEUTERONOMY 25.16, ALL THAT DO UNRIGHTEOUSLY ARE AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD.

THE HEBREW FOR UNRIGHTEOUSLY IS AH’VEHL MEANING EVIL, WICKED, WICKEDNESS, INIQUITY, SIN.

SIN IS BREAKING THE LAW OF MOSES. 1 JOHN 3.4

ARE YOU BEING TAUGHT THE LIE THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED, OR OPTIONAL, OR ONLY FOR JEWISH PEOPLE?  

BACK TO HAMAN.  HAMAN WAS HUNG ON AN EIGHTY FOOT GALLOWS THAT HE HAD PREPARED TO HANG MORDECHAI THE JEW.  HAMAN DID NOT FEAR GOD. 

SO TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES IS A CONTINUOUS STORY WITH GOD’S LAWS, COMMANDMENTS, TEACHINGS, AND INSTRUCTIONS THAT GOD REQUIRES ALL MANKIND TO OBEY THAT STANDS FOREVER AND NEVER CHANGES.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

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