KEEP THEREFORE THE WORDS OF THIS COVENANT, AND DO THEM, THAT YOU SHALL PROSPER IN ALL THAT YOU DO.

Shalom,

Our Teaching from Torah, The Law of Moses, will continue in The Book of Deuteronomy in The Hebrew Bible from Deuteronomy 29.4-8, or in The Christian Bible from Deuteronomy 29.5-9.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, KEEP THEREFORE THE WORDS OF THIS COVENANT AND DO THEM, THAT YOU SHALL PROSPER IS ALL THAT YOU DO.

And with that said, let’s read in The Hebrew Bible Deuteronomy 29.4-8, or in The Christian Bible Deuteronomy 29.5-9.

HEBREW BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.4 OR CHRISTIAN BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.5

THESE ARE THE WORDS OF GOD SPEAKING TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL BY HIS PROPHET MOSES.

AND I HAVE LED YOU FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS.  YOUR CLOTHES HAVE NOT WORN OUT UPON YOU, AND YOUR SHOES DID NOT WEAR OUT FROM ON YOUR FOOT.

NOW SURELY YOU REMEMBER THAT QUITE A NUMBER OF YEARS EARLIER, THE LORD HAD SAID TO MOSES, SEND ONE MAN, A RULER, FROM EVERY TRIBE, TO SEARCH OUT THE LAND OF CANAAN WHICH I GIVE TO YOU.

AND MOSES SENT TWELVE MEN TO SPY OUT THE LAND OF CANAAN THAT GOD PROMISED TO GIVE TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION TO BE THEIR HOMELAND, THE LAND OF ISRAEL.  GENESIS 17.8

AND MOSES GAVE THESE MEN DIRECTIONS TO SPY OUT THE LAND.  AND HE SAID TO THEM, SEE THE LAND, WHAT IT IS, AND THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE THERE, WHETHER THEY ARE STRONG OR WEAK, FEW OR MANY, AND WHAT THE LAND IS THAT THEY LIVE IN.  WHETHER IT IS GOOD OR BAD, AND WHAT THE CITIES ARE LIKE.  WHETHER THEY LIVE IN TENTS OR FORTRESSES, AND WHAT THE LAND IS.  WHETHER IT IS FAT OR LEAN, IF THERE IS WOOD IN IT OR NOT.  AND BE OF GOOD COURAGE, MOSES SAID, AND BRING BACK SOME FRUIT OF THE LAND.

SO THEY WENT AND SEARCHED OUT THE LAND OF CANAAN.  AND THEY CAME TO THE VALLEY OF ESHCOL AND CUT DOWN A CLUSTER OF GRAPES.  AND THEY CARRIED THEM BETWEEN TWO MEN ON A STAFF.  AND THEY BROUGHT BACK OTHER FRUITS AS WELL. 

AND AT THE END OF FORTY DAYS, THE SPIES RETURNED FROM SEARCHING THE LAND.  AND THEY CAME TO MOSES AND AARON AND TO ALL THE CONGREGATION, AND THEY BROUGHT BACK WORD TO THEM AND SHOWED THEM THE FRUIT OF THE LAND.

AND THEY TOLD THEM, WE CAME TO THE LAND WHERE YOU SENT US AND YES, IT FLOWS WITH MILK AND HONEY AND THIS IS THE FRUIT OF IT.

BUT THE PEOPLE ARE FIERCE THAT LIVE IN THE LAND, AND THE CITIES ARE WALLED AND VERY GREAT.  AND BESIDE THAT, WE SAW THE CHILDREN OF ANAK THERE.  AND THE AMALEKITE LIVES IN THE LAND OF THE SOUTH, AND THE HITTITE AND THE JEBUSITE AND THE AMORITE LIVE IN THE MOUNTAINS.  AND THE CANAANITE LIVES BY THE SEA, AND BY THE COAST OF THE JORDAN.

AND CALEB, ONE OF THE TWELVE SPIES, SILENCED THE PEOPLE BEFORE MOSES, AND SAID, LET US GO UP NOW AND POSSESS IT FOR WE ARE ABLE TO OVERCOME IT.  BUT THE MEN THAT WENT UP WITH HIM SAID, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO GO UP AGAINST THE PEOPLE FOR THEY ARE STRONGER THAN WE ARE.

AND THEY BROUGHT UP A FALSE REPORT OF THE LAND THAT THEY SEARCHED TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, SAYING, THE LAND THAT WE SEARCHED IS A LAND THAT DEVOURS THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN IT.  AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WE SAW IN IT ARE MEN OF GREAT STATURE.  AND WE SAW THE GIANTS THERE, THE SONS OF ANAK WHO COME OF THE GIANTS.  AND WE WERE IN OUR OWN SIGHT AS GRASSHOPPERS, AND SO WE WERE IN THEIR SIGHT.

AND ALL THE CONGREGATION OF ISRAEL CRIED AND WEPT THAT NIGHT.  AND THEY COMPLAINED AGAINST MOSES AND AARON.

REMEMBER, GOD SAID TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL THROUGH HIS PROPHET MOSES THAT HE, THE LORD THEIR GOD WILL GIVE THIS LAND TO YOU.  BUT THE PEOPLE DID NOT BELIEVE GOD.

ALWAYS TAKE TO HEART WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE, AND DO IT FOR YOUR GOOD.

AND THE COMPLAINING CONTINUED.  THEY SAID, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER FOR US TO HAVE DIED IN THE LAND OF EGYPT OR IN THIS WILDERNESS.  AND WHY DID THE LORD BRING US TO THIS LAND TO FALL BY THE SWORD THAT OUR WIVES AND CHILDREN WILL BE PLUNDERED?  LET US MAKE A CAPTAIN AND RETURN TO EGYPT.

AND MOSES AND AARON FELL ON THEIR FACES BEFORE THE CONGREGATION.  AND JOSHUA AND CALEB, TWO OF THE SPIES, RIPPED THEIR CLOTHES, AND THEY SAID TO THE PEOPLE, THE LAND THAT WE SEARCHED IS A GOOD LAND.  IF THE LORD DELIGHTS IN US THEN HE WILL BRING US INTO THIS LAND AND GIVE IT TO US.  A LAND THAT FLOWS WITH MILK AND HONEY.  BUT DON’T REBEL AGAINST THE LORD, AND DO NOT FEAR THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND FOR THEY ARE BREAD TO US.  THEIR DEFENSE HAS LEFT THEM AND THE LORD IS WITH US.  DO NOT FEAR THOSE PEOPLE.  BUT THE CONGREGATION WANTED TO STONE THEM.

AND THE GLORY OF GOD APPEARED IN THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION BEFORE ALL THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.  AND THE LORD SAID TO MOSES, HOW LONG WILL THIS PEOPLE PROVOKE ME?  AND HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE THEY BELIEVE ME FOR ALL THE SIGNS THAT I HAVE SHOWN THEM?  I WILL STRIKE THEM WITH THE PESTILENCE, AND DISINHERIT THEM AND I WILL MAKE OF YOU A GREATER NATION AND MIGHTIER THEN THEY.

AND MOSES SAID TO THE LORD, LORD GOD, THEN THE EGYPTIANS WILL HEAR THAT YOU BROUGHT UP THIS PEOPLE IN YOUR MIGHT FROM AMONG THEM.  AND THEY WILL TELL IT TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT FOR THEY HAVE HEARD THAT YOU LORD ARE AMONG THIS PEOPLE, AND YOU LORD ARE SEEN FACE TO FACE, AND THAT YOUR CLOUD STANDS OVER THEM, AND YOU GO BEFORE THEM BY DAY IN A PILLAR OF CLOUD, AND IN A PILLAR OF FIRE BY NIGHT.

IF YOU KILL ALL THIS PEOPLE AS ONE MAN, THEN THE NATIONS THAT HAVE HEARD THE FAME OF YOU WILL SAY, BECAUSE THE LORD WAS NOT ABLE TO BRING THIS PEOPLE INTO THE LAND WHICH HE SWORE TO THEM.  THEREFORE HE HAS KILLED THEM IN THE WILDERNESS.

I BEG OF YOU, LET THE POWER OF MY LORD BE GREAT ACCORDING AS YOU HAVE SPOKEN, SAYING, THE LORD IS LONG SUFFERING, AND OF GREAT MERCY, FORGIVING INIQUITY AND TRANSGRESSION, AND BY NO MEANS CLEARING THE GUILTY, VISITING THE INIQUITY OF THE FATHERS UPON THE CHILDREN TO THE THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION.  PARDON, I BEG OF YOU LORD, THE INIQUITY OF THIS PEOPLE ACCORDING TO THE GREATNESS OF YOUR MERCY AS YOU HAVE FORGIVEN THIS PEOPLE FROM EGYPT EVEN UNTIL NOW.

AND THE LORD SAID, I HAVE PARDONED ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD.  BUT AS TRULY AS I LIVE, THE LORD SAID, ALL THE EARTH SHALL BE FILLED WITH THE GLORY OF THE LORD.  BUT ALL THOSE MEN WHO HAVE SEEN MY GLORY AND MY MIRACLES THAT I DID IN EGYPT AND IN THE WILDERNESS, AND HAVE TESTED ME NOW THESE TEN TIMES, AND HAVE NOT OBEYED MY VOICE, SURELY THEY WILL NOT SEE THE LAND WHICH I SWORE TO THEIR FATHERS.  NEITHER SHALL ANY OF THEM WHO PROVOKED ME SEE IT, BUT MY SERVANT CALEB BECAUSE HE HAD ANOTHER SPIRIT WITH HIM AND HAS FOLLOWED ME FULLY.  HIM WILL I BRING INTO THE LAND WHERE HE WENT, AND HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL POSSESS IT.

TOMORROW, THE LORD SAID, TURN INTO THE WILDERNESS BY THE WAY OF THE RED SEA.

AND THE LORD SPOKE TO MOSES AND AARON SAYING, HOW LONG SHALL I BEAR WITH THIS EVIL GENERATION WHO COMPLAIN AGAINST ME?  SAY TO THEM, AS TRULY AS I LIVE, SAITH THE LORD, AS YOU HAVE SPOKEN IN MY EARS, SO WILL I DO TO YOU.  YOUR DEAD BODIES SHALL FALL IN THIS WILDERNESS ALL WHO WERE NUMBERED OF YOU FROM TWENTY YEARS OLD AND OLDER WHO HAVE COMPLAINED AGAINST ME.

CERTAINLY YOU WILL NOT COME INTO THE LAND OF WHICH I HAVE RAISED UP MY HAND THAT YOU WOULD LIVE THERE EXCEPT CALEB, AND JOSHUA.  BUT YOUR LITTLE ONES WHOM YOU SAID WOULD BE PLUNDERED, THEM WILL I BRING IN AND THEY SHALL KNOW THE LAND WHICH YOU HAVE DESPISED.

BUT AS FOR YOUR DEAD BODIES, YOU WILL FALL IN THE WILDERNESS, AND YOUR CHILDREN SHALL WANDER IN THE WILDERNESS AND BEAR THEIR ADULTERY UNTIL THEIR CARCASSES ARE WASTED IN THE WILDERNESS.

AFTER THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN WHICH YOU SEARCHED THE LAND, EVEN FORTY DAYS, EACH DAY FOR A YEAR SHALL YOU BEAR YOUR INIQUITIES, EVEN FORTY YEARS.

AND YOU SHALL KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO REJECT MY WORD.

AND THE LORD SAID, I THE LORD HAVE SAID, I WILL SURELY DO IT TO ALL THIS EVIL CONGREGATION WHO ARE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST ME.  THEY WILL BE CONSUMED IN THIS WILDERNESS, AND THERE THEY SHALL DIE.

AND THE MEN WHOM MOSES SENT TO SEARCH THE LAND WHO RETURNED AND MADE ALL THE CONGREGATION COMPLAIN AGAINST HIM BY BRINGING UP A FALSE REPORT UPON THE LAND, EVEN THOSE MEN DIED BY THE PLAGUE BEFORE THE LORD.  BUT JOSHUA AND CALEB WHO WERE OF THOSE WHO SEARCHED THE LAND, THEY LIVED.

AND MOSES TOLD THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL ALL THAT GOD HAD SAID, AND THE PEOPLE DEEPLY MOURNED.  AND THEY ROSE UP EARLY IN THE MORNING AND WENT UP TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN, AND SAID, WE ARE HERE AND WE WILL GO UP TO THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD HAS PROMISED FOR WE HAVE SINNED.

AND MOSES SAID TO THEM, WHY NOW DO YOU TRANSGRESS THE COMMANDMENT OF THE LORD?  IT WILL NOT SUCCEED.  DO NOT GO UP FOR THE LORD IS NOT AMONG YOU.  YOU WILL BE KILLED BEFORE YOUR ENEMIES.  FOR THE AMALEKITES AND THE CANAANITES ARE THERE BEFORE YOU AND YOU WILL FALL BY THE SWORD BECAUSE YOU ARE TURNED AWAY FROM THE LORD AND THE LORD WILL NOT BE WITH YOU.

BUT STILL, THEY WENT UP TO THE HILL TOP.  BUT THE ARK OF THE COVENANT REMAINED IN THE CAMP.  AND THE AMALEKITES CAME DOWN AND THE CANAANITES WHO LIVED IN THAT HILL KILLED THEM, AND DESTROYED THEM.

THIS SAD EVENT, NOT BELIEVING GOD, NOT BELIEVING WHAT HE SAYS, IS WRITTEN IN NUMBERS 13 AND 14.

THE TITLE OF THIS MESSAGE IS, KEEP THEREFORE THE WORDS OF THIS COVENANT, AND DO THEM THAT YOU SHALL PROSPER IN ALL THAT YOU DO.

THE WORDS OF GOD’S COVENANT ARE EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.  GOD’S LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES IS THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.  PSALM 105.8-10

EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS LAW FOREVER.  THAT IS HIS EVERLASTING COVENANT THAT IS TO BE OBEYED BY ALL MANKIND.  FOR GOD IS ALSO THE GOD OF THE GENTILES.  

WHEN YOU BEGIN TO OBEY THE WORDS OF GOD’S COVENANT, EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES, YOU BEGIN TO KNOW GOD, AND YOU BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND GOD. 

BUT THOSE WHO DO NOT OBEY THE WORDS OF GOD’S COVENANT DO NOT KNOW GOD, NOR DO THEY UNDERSTAND GOD, NOR DO THEY BELIEVE GOD.

THE PEOPLE WHO DIED IN THE WILDERNESS DID NOT BELIEVE GOD.  THEY DID NOT BELIEVE THE WORDS THAT GOD SPOKE WHEN HE SAID, SEND MEN TO SEARCH OUT THE LAND OF CANAAN THAT I GIVE TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.  NUMBERS 13.1-2

YOU KNOW WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES?

THE BIBLE TEACHES THIS:  NEVER BELIEVE ANYONE, SCHOLAR, SO CALLED THEOLOGICAL EXPERT, DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY, BIBLE TEACHER, REVEREND, PASTOR, MESSIANIC RABBI, FRIEND, RELATIVE, ANYONE WHO SAYS THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED, OR IT’S OPTIONAL, OR ONLY FOR JEWISH PEOPLE.  BECAUSE IF YOU DO WHAT THEY SAY, YOU PROVOKE GOD BY NOT BELIEVING HIM.  YOU DISOBEY THE VOICE OF GOD THAT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.  AND THAT RESULTS IN TROUBLE FOR YOU.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE WORD OF THE LORD STANDS FOREVER.  IT NEVER CHANGES NOR DOES IT EVER END.  AND THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.

THE WORD OF GOD IS LIFE, AND HEALTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE, WHEN YOU OBEY IT.  BUT REJECTING THE WORD OF GOD IS DEATH.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, ISAIAH 40.8, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, 1 PETER 1.23-25 MATTHEW 26.28

HEBREW BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.4-7 OR CHRISTIAN BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.5-8

AND MOSES SPEAKING THE WORDS THAT GOD GAVE HIM TO SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE, SAID, GOD HAS LED YOU FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS AND YOUR CLOTHES HAVE NOT BECOME OLD, NOR DID YOUR SHOES WEAR OUT.

YOU HAVE NOT EATEN BREAD, NEITHER HAVE YOU DRUNK WINE OR STRONG DRINK THAT YOU MIGHT KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD.

AND WHEN YOU CAME INTO THIS PLACE, SIHON THE KING OF HESHBON, AND OG THE KING OF BASHAN CAME OUT AGAINST US TO BATTLE, AND WE KILLED THEM AND THEIR ARMIES.

AND WE TOOK THEIR LAND AND GAVE IT FOR AN INHERITANCE TO THE REUBENITES AND TO THE GADITES AND TO THE HALF TRIBE OF MANASSEH.

I THINK OF THE WORDS OF PAUL WHO WRITES;

O THE DEPTH OF THE RICHES BOTH OF THE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.  HOW UNSEARCHABLE ARE HIS JUDGMENTS, AND HIS WAYS PAST FINDING OUT.

GOD’S JUDGMENTS ARE ALL HIS DECISIONS, RULINGS, AND SENTENCES THAT HE MAKES ACCORDING TO HIS LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES.

FOR WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD? PAUL WRITES, OR WHO HAS BEEN HIS COUNSELOR?

OR WHO HAS GIVEN TO GOD, AND GOD WILL REPAY HIM. 

FOR OF HIM AND THROUGH HIM, AND TO HIM ARE ALL THINGS.  TO WHOM BE GLORY FOREVER.  AMEN.  ROMANS 11.33-36

MOSES WAS TELLING THE PEOPLE, AND HE IS TELLING YOU AND ME, AND ALL MANKIND OF THE GREATNESS OF GOD.  THE DEPTH OF THE RICHES OF GOD.  HIS WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE.  HOW UNSEARCHABLE ARE HIS JUDGMENTS.  AND GOD’S WAYS ARE PAST FINDING OUT.

MOSES IS TELLING THE PEOPLE, IT IS GOD WHO CARRIED YOU TO THE PROMISED LAND.  AND IT IS GOD WHO SUSTAINS AND PROTECTS YOU FOREVER.

AND THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE, IT IS GOD WHO CARRIES YOU, AND PROTECTS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, AND CARES FOR YOU FOREVER WHEN YOU KEEP THE WORDS OF GOD’S COVENANT, EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND YOU DO THEM.  AND GOD WILL PROSPER YOU IN EVERYTHING YOU DO.  BECAUSE YOU HAVE GIVEN TO GOD WHAT THE LORD REQUIRES OF YOU, OBEDIENCE TO THE WORDS OF HIS COVENANT.

HEBREW BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.8 OR IN THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.9

KEEP THEREFORE THE WORDS OF THIS COVENANT, AND DO THEM, THAT YOU SHALL PROSPER IN ALL THAT YOU DO.

REMEMBER THOSE WORDS FOREVER.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

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