GOD NEVER CALLS FOR A FAST ON YOM KIPPUR, THE DAY OF ATONEMENT.

Shalom,

Today is Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement.  May The LORD Bless you and your family this day and forever.

Our Teaching will be about, Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR TEACHING IS, GOD NEVER CALLS FOR A FAST ON YOM KIPPUR, THE DAY OF ATONEMENT.

The foundation of this Teaching will come from The Words that GOD Speaks in Torah, The Law of Moses, in Leviticus 23.26-32.

And with that said, let’s read Leviticus 23.26-32.

Verse 26  And The LORD Spoke to Moses, saying,

Verse 27  Also on the tenth day of this seventh Month is The Day of Atonement.  There shall be a Holy Gathering to you.  And you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to The LORD.

Verse 28  And you shall do no work on that very same Day, for it is The Day of Atonement to make Atonement for you before The LORD Your GOD.

Verse 29  For whatever person shall not be afflicted on that same Day, he shall be cut off from his People.

Verse 30  And whatever person does any work on that same Day, the same person will I destroy from among his People.

Verse 31  You shall do no manner of work.  It shall be a Statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Verse 32  It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls.  At the ninth Day of the month at evening, from evening to evening shall you celebrate your Sabbath.

So let’s study these Verses Line upon Line.

Verse 26  And The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Verse 27  Also on the tenth Day of this seventh month is The Day of Atonement.  There shall be a Holy Gathering to you.

The Holy Gathering, as you well know, is a Service devoted to The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY to Honor His Day of Atonement.

And you shall “afflict your souls”

Judaism takes these words, “AFFLICT YOUR SOULS” to mean, practice self denial, and fast.  And that is wrong.

The Hebrew Word for AFFLICT, as in Afflict your souls, is AH’NAH meaning, to Humble Yourself, Submit Yourself.

AFFLICT YOUR SOULS DOES NOT MEAN TO FAST.

AFFLICT YOUR SOULS MEANS TO HUMBLE YOURSELF, AND SUBMIT YOURSELF TO GOD BY OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  

AFFLICT YOUR SOULS NEVER MEANS TO FAST.

AFFLICT YOUR SOULS NEVER MEANS TO FAST ON YOM KIPPUR.

GOD NEVER COMMANDS ANYBODY TO FAST ON YOM KIPPUR.

NO WHERE IN THE BIBLE DOES GOD EVER COMMAND ANYONE TO FAST.

BUT GOD THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE COMMANDS EVERYONE, JEWISH PEOPLE AND NON JEWISH PEOPLE TO OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.

OBEDIENCE TO GOD IS THE CENTRAL MOST IMPORTANT TEACHING IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, DEUTERONOMY 28, PSALM 119

WE JEWISH PEOPLE, LIKE ALL PEOPLE, GET OURSELVES IN TROUBLE WITH GOD BECAUSE WE DISOBEY GOD BY DISOBEYING HIS SPOKEN WORD IN THE BIBLE.  THERE IS NO OTHER REASON FOR OUR TROUBLES OTHER THAN DISOBEYING THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE.  

JOSHUA 1.7-9 

FASTING WILL GET YOU NO WHERE WITH GOD ON YOM KIPPUR.  BUT OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE WILL BE TO YOU FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND SALVATION, IN THE EYES OF THE LORD YOUR GOD.

Verse 28  And you shall do no work on that same Day, for it is The Day of Atonement to make Atonement for you before The LORD Your GOD.

Judaism follows well This Commandment of GOD to do no work on Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement.

BUT BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF JEWISH PEOPLE REJECT THEIR GOD AND MESSIAH YESHUA WHOM THE WORLD KNOWS BETTER AS JESUS, WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE YOUR ATONEMENT, TO FORGIVE YOUR SINS, JEWISH PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA HAVE NO ATONEMENT FOR YOUR SINS.

FOR TORAH SAYS, IT IS THE BLOOD THAT MAKES ATONEMENT FOR THE SOUL.  LEVITICUS 17.11

WHILE THERE IS NO TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM, GOD FORBIDS THE ANIMAL SACRIFICE THAT MADE ATONEMENT FOR THE PEOPLE IN TABERNACLE AND TEMPLE TIMES.  LEVITICUS 17.8-9

SO JUDAISM HAS MADE THEIR OWN RULES FOR ATONEMENT.  AND THAT IS CHUTZPAH GOING AGAINST GOD’S RULE THAT IT IS THE BLOOD THAT MAKES ATONEMENT.

ATONEMENT, THEY SAY, CAN BE MADE IN A NUMBER OF WAYS.  THROUGH PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION FOR A WRONG COMMITTED, THROUGH SUFFERING, OR THROUGH THE PERFORMANCE OF CERTAIN RITUALS.  ALL ACCOMPANIED BY REPENTANCE.

NEVER WILL THAT BRING YOU ATONEMENT, BUT BY THE BLOOD, MESSIAH’S BLOOD.  LEVITICUS 17.11

MESSIAH YESHUA CAME 2,000 YEARS AGO FOR THE PREEMINENT PURPOSE OF GIVING HIS LIFE, AND SHEDDING HIS BLOOD, FOR THE ATONEMENT OF HIS JEWISH PEOPLE, AND THE GENTILES.  BUT ATONEMENT MUST BE FOLLOWED BY LIVING A HOLY LIFE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, OR THERE IS NO ATONEMENT.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

TANAKH, THE OLD TESTAMENT, TEACHES MESSIAH YESHUA THROUGHOUT, CALLING HIM, GOD, MY LORD, YOUR GOD, MAHSHIAKH, WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE, MY SERVANT, THE ARM OF THE LORD, MY RIGHTEOUS SERVANT, HIS ANOINTED, RULER IN ISRAEL.  AND ELOHIM IS WRITTEN OVER 3,000 TIMES THROUGHOUT TNAKH.

GENESIS 1.1, PSALM 2.2, PSALM 45.8, CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 45.7, PSALM 110.1, ISAIAH 52.13, ISAIAH 53.1,11,, MICAH 5.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE MICAH 5.2, DANIEL 9.25-26

ISAIAH CHAPTER 53 IS NOT ABOUT ISRAEL OR THE JEWISH PEOPLE AS SO MANY TEACHERS INCORRECTLY TEACH.  BUT ISAIAH CHAPTER 53 IS ABOUT THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS HASHEM, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, WHO MADE HIS SOUL AN OFFERING FOR SIN IN THE PERSON OF MESSIAH YESHUA TO BE YOUR ATONEMENT.

ISAIAH 53.10, THE WORDS THAT GOD PROPHESIED TO THE PROPHET 700 YEARS BEFORE MESSIAH’S DEATH FOR YOUR ATONEMENT, READS, IT PLEASED THE LORD TO BRUISE HIM, THAT IS, TO KILL HIM.  HE HAS PUT HIM TO GRIEF WHEN YOU SHALL MAKE HIS SOUL AN OFFERING FOR SIN.

MESSIAH YESHUA IS YOUR ATONEMENT WHILE THERE IS NO TEMPLE AND SACRIFICE IN JERUSALEM.  AS YOU KNOW, THERE IS NO TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM TODAY.

GOD MADE HIMSELF A HUMAN BEING TO GIVE HIS LIFE FOR US.  YOU KNOW THAT GOD CAN NOT DIE.  THEREFORE MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY, MADE HIMSELF A HUMAN BEING WHEN HE DIED, BUT RAISED AS THE MIGHTY GOD OF JACOB.

PSALM 22.2, IN THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 22.1.

LEVITICUS 23.29  For whatever person will not be afflicted, that is, whatever person Will Not Obey GOD by Disobeying His Spoken Word in The Bible on that same day, he shall be cut off from his People, GOD says.

Look, when you reject Messiah Yeshua, you reject HASHEM, The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.

AND REJECTING THE NEW TESTAMENT IS ALSO WRONG.  THE NEW TESTAMENT IS A JEWISH BOOK WRITTEN BY JEWISH PEOPLE.  ALL WHO WROTE THE NEW TESTAMENT LOVED GOD THE MESSIAH, AND LOVED THEIR JEWISH PEOPLE.

I KNOW THERE ARE SOME TONES OF ANTI SEMITISM IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.  BUT THAT ANTI SEMITISM COMES FROM THE CHRISTIAN TRANSLATORS, NOT THE ORIGINAL  JEWISH WRITERS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.

AND YES, MESSIAH YESHUA FOUND FAULT WITH THE PHARISEES BECAUSE THEY TAUGHT DOCTRINE NOT OF GOD, BUT OF MAN.

YOU KNOW WELL THAT JUDAISM HAS CHANGED, OR ADDED, OR SUBTRACTED FROM GOD’S SPOKEN WORD THAT GOD SAYS, YOU SHALL NOT ADD TO THE WORD WHICH I COMMAND, NEITHER SHALL YOU DIMINISH ANYTHING FROM IT, THAT YOU SHALL KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD YOUR GOD WHICH I COMMAND YOU.  DEUTERONOMY 4.2

JUDAISM HAS MADE CHANGES TO THE WORD GOD SPEAKS, SUCH AS;

FASTING ON YOM KIPPUR RATHER THAN TEACHING OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.  DEUTERONOMY 8.3

ADDING ONE DAY TO EVERY FESTIVAL OF GOD WRITTEN IN LEVITICUS 23 EXCEPT THE WEEKLY SHABBAT AND YOM KIPPUR.

CHANGING THE NAMES OF THE MONTHS.  GOD CALLS THE MONTHS THE FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, MONTHS, ETC.  JUDAISM CHANGED THE MONTHS TO BABYLONIAN NAMES.

ROSH HASHANAH, THE NEW YEAR, IS NOT A COMMANDED FESTIVAL OF GOD THAT FALLS ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEVENTH MONTH.  GOD’S COMMANDED FESTIVAL FOR THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEVENTH MONTH IS YOM TERUAH, THE BLOWING OF SHOFARS.  LEVITICUS 23.23-25

THE FIRST MONTH IS THE PASSOVER MONTH.  EXODUS 12.2, 11

NOT EATING DAIRY AND MEAT TOGETHER IS NOT A COMMANDMENT OF GOD.  GOD, AND THE TWO ANGELS WITH GOD, ATE BUTTER AND MILK, AND THE CALF.  AND THEY DIDN’T WAIT SIX HOURS TO EAT IT. 

GENESIS 18.8

MESSIAH WAS UPSET WITH THE PHARISEES BECAUSE HE SAID, THE PEOPLE HONOR ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME.  NEVER THE LESS IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN.

FOR LAYING ASIDE THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD, YOU HOLD THE TRADITION OF MEN AS THE WASHING OF POTS AND CUPS, AND MANY OTHER SUCH THINGS LIKE THAT YOU DO.

AND MESSIAH SAID TO THE PHARISEES, FULL WELL YOU REJECT THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD THAT YOU KEEP YOUR OWN TRADITION.  FOR MOSES SAID, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER, AND WHOSO CURSES HIS FATHER OR MOTHER LET HIM DIE THE DEATH.

BUT YOU SAY, IF A MAN SHALL SAY TO HIS FATHER OR MOTHER, I HAVE PROMISED CORBAN, THAT IS TO SAY, I HAVE PROMISED A SACRIFICIAL OFFERING TO GOD THAT I COULD HAVE USED TO HELP YOU.

THEREFORE YOU ALLOW PEOPLE NOT TO DO ANYTHING FOR HIS FATHER OR MOTHER.  MAKING THE WORD OF GOD OF NO EFFECT THROUGH YOUR TRADITION WHICH YOU HAVE HANDED DOWN, AND MANY SUCH THINGS LIKE THAT YOU DO. 

MARK 7.5-13

THE ONLY TEACHING IN THE WORLD TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND GOD IS THE ENTIRE BIBLE, THE TNAKH, THAT IS THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW TESTAMENT.

WITHOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT YOU WILL NEVER KNOW WHO YOUR MESSIAH IS.  AND QUITE FRANKLY YOU WILL NOT KNOW WHO YOUR GOD IS.  HE IS MESSIAH YESHUA.  

NOR WILL YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND WHY GOD CALLS HIMSELF ELOHIM, “GODS”.  YOU KNOW THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.  BUT GOD IS THE FATHER, THE SON, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE SPIRIT, OFTEN THE ANGEL OF GOD, AND MUCH MORE.  THEREFORE GOD CALLS HIMSELF ELOHIM, GODS.  ALL ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD.  GENESIS 1.26

AND WITHOUT MESSIAH YESHUA, WHO IS HASHEM, GOD ALMIGHTY, WHO IS TAUGHT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, YOU WILL NEVER HAVE ATONEMENT FOR YOUR SINS UNLESS YOU BELIEVE AND UNDERSTAND THAT HE, MESSIAH YESHUA, IS YOUR ATONEMENT.  THERE IS NO OTHER.

AND WITHOUT READING THE NEW TESTAMENT YOU WILL NEVER KNOW THAT THE NEW TESTAMENT IS NOT ANTI SEMITIC.  SOME OF THE CHRISTIAN TRANSLATORS ARE.  SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?  THE NEW TESTAMENT IS NOT CHRISTIAN, NOT AGAINST TORAH, BUT JEWISH AND PRO TORAH.  AND WITHOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT YOU WILL NEVER KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HEAVEN.  THE NEW TESTAMENT TEACHES HEAVEN IN REVELATION CHAPTERS 20-22

AND WITHOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT YOU WILL NEVER HAVE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT YOUR ATONEMENT THAT GOD REQUIRES OF YOU THAT IS MADE IN YOUR JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA WHO SHED HIS BLOOD FOR YOU.

SEE MATTHEW 26.26-28

LEVITICUS 23.30  And whatsoever person does any work on that same day, Yom Kippur is a Shabbat, the same person will I destroy from his People.

LEVITICUS 23.31  You shall do no manner of work.  It shall be a Statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

LEVITICUS  23.32  It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls at the ninth Day of the month at evening, from evening to evening shall you celebrate your Sabbath.

YOM KIPPUR, THE DAY OF ATONEMENT, LIKE ALL THAT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, YOM KIPPUR FOLLOWS GOD’S COMMANDMENTS.

FASTING ON YOM KIPPUR IS NOT A COMMANDMENT OF GOD.  OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS A COMMANDMENT OF GOD.

DEUTERONOMY 6.4-10, DEUTERONOMY 10.12-13, DEUTERONOMY 28, ETC, ETC, ETC.

YOU SHOULD ATTEND A SERVICE DURING THE DAY OF ATONEMENT THAT IS DEDICATED TO GOD.

YOU MUST AFFLICT YOUR SOULS.  BETTER SAID, YOU MUST HUMBLE YOURSELF TO GOD, NOT BY FASTING, BUT BY BEING SUBMISSIVE TO GOD, OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

AND LIVING YOUR LIFE FOREVER BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.  FOR THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IS GOOD, AND EASY TO LIVE BY FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.  THAT IS HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS. AND THAT IS LOVING THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT.

BY THE WAY, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, HASHEM, IS WRITTEN THOUSANDS OF TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.  GOD NEVER CHANGES.  AND THE NEW TESTAMENT IS A JEWISH BOOK, AND A JEWISH BIBLE THAT TEACHES THE WORD OF HASHEM.

AND OFFERING AN OFFERING MADE BY FIRE BEFORE THE LORD YOUR GOD, TODAY, IS, MAKING ATONEMENT FOR YOUR SOUL THROUGH FAITH IN THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA, AND LIVING A HOLY LIFE IN OBEDIENCE TO EVERY SPOKEN WORD OF HASHEM, GOD ALMIGHTY IN TNAKH, THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW TESTAMENT.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

THESE ARE THE KINGS OF THE LAND OF CANAAN THAT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL KILLED WHEN JOSHUA TOOK THE WHOLE LAND AS THE LORD COMMANDED MOSES, AND GAVE IT TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, THE JEWISH PEOPLE, FOR AN INHERITANCE TO BECOME THE LAND OF ISRAEL. THIS IS THE LAND THAT THE LORD WILL TRANSFORM INTO THE 1,000 YEAR MESSIANIC KINGDOM THAT WILL BE LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN WHEN HE RETURNS.

Shalom,

Our teaching today will come from Joshua 12.1-24 and Joshua 13.1-33.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THESE ARE THE KINGS OF THE LAND OF CANAAN THAT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL KILLED WHEN JOSHUA TOOK THE WHOLE LAND AS THE LORD COMMANDED MOSES, AND GAVE IT TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, THE JEWISH PEOPLE, FOR AN INHERITANCE TO BECOME THE LAND OF ISRAEL.  THIS IS THE LAND THAT THE LORD WILL TRANSFORM INTO THE 1,000 YEAR MESSIANIC KINGDOM THAT WILL BE LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN WHEN HE RETURNS.

And with that said, let’s read Joshua 12.1-24.

So The Children of Israel killed Sihon, king of the Amorites, Og, the king of Bashan, current day The Golan Heights, the king of Jericho, the king of Ai, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, the king of Gezer, the king of Debir, the king of Geder, the king of Hormah, the king of Arad, the king of Libnah, the king of Adullam, the king of Makkedah, the king of Beth El, the king of Tappuah, the king of Hepher, the king Aphek, the king of Lasharon, the king of Madon, the king of Hazor, the king of Shimron-meron, the king of Achshaph, the king of Tanaach, the king of Megiddo, the king of Kedesh, the king of Lokneam of Carmel, the king of Dor, the king of the nations of Gilgal, the king of Tirzah.

Thirty one kings from the land of Canaan, plus Sihon, the king of the Amorites, and Og the king of Bashan did The Children of Israel kill and defeat, and possess their land that GOD gave to The Children of Israel, The Jewish People, for an inheritance that became The Land of Israel.

And those GOD Given Borders of Israel GOD will return to The Jewish People when The LORD returns to establish His 1,000 year Messianic Kingdom in The Land of Israel that Messiah Yeshua, The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY will transform to be like The Garden of Eden.

GENESIS 15.18-21, GENESIS 17.8, ISAIAH 51.3

JOSHUA 13.1 READS, NOW JOSHUA WAS OLD AND STRICKEN IN YEARS, AND THE LORD SAID TO HIM, YOU ARE OLD AND STRICKEN IN YEARS, AND THERE REMAINS YET VERY MUCH LAND TO BE POSSESSED.

AND TO SUMMARIZE THE WORDS OF JOSHUA 13.2-7, THE LORD TOLD JOSHUA, THIS IS THE LAND OF CANAAN THAT REMAINS.  ALL THE BORDERS OF THE PHILISTINES, AND ALL GESHURI, FROM SIHOR WHICH IS BEFORE EGYPT, AND ALL LEBANON.

AND THE LORD SAID TO JOSHUA, NOW THEREFORE DIVIDE THIS LAND FOR AN INHERITANCE TO THE TRIBES, AND THE HALF TRIBE OF MANASSEH.  (THE OTHER TWO AND A HALF TRIBES, THE TRIBE OF GAD, THE TRIBE OF REUBEN, AND THE HALF TRIBE OF MANASSEH, WERE SETTLED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE JORDAN RIVER IN CURRENT DAY JORDAN.

LET’S LOOK AT JOSHUA 1.1-4 THE GOD GIVEN LAND OF ISRAEL IS ALL THE WILDERNESS THAT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WALKED THROUGH DURING THE EXODUS FROM EGYPT TO THE PROMISED LAND CANAAN, THAT INCLUDES LEBANON, MUCH OF SYRIA, IRAQ, AND JORDAN, AND A PORTION OF EGYPT FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT.

THAT WILL BE THE LAND OF ISRAEL, THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM, WHEN MESSIAH YESHUA RETURNS AND REIGNS OVER ALL THE EARTH FROM JERUSALEM THAT GOD WILL TRANSFORM TO BE LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN.

AND GOD SAID TO JOSHUA AFTER THE DEATH OF MOSES, GO OVER THIS JORDAN RIVER, YOU AND ALL THIS PEOPLE TO THE LAND WHICH I GIVE TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.  EVERY PLACE THAT THE SOLE OF YOUR FOOT SHALL TREAD UPON THAT HAVE I GIVEN TO YOU AS I SAID TO MOSES.

FROM THE WILDERNESS, AND THIS LEBANON, TO THE GREAT RIVER, THE RIVER EUPHRATES, ALL THE LAND OF THE HITTITES TO THE GREAT SEA, WHICH IS THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA, TOWARD THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN SHALL BE YOUR COAST.

YOU KNOW, RATHER THAN TALK ABOUT, WHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE, AND THE PEOPLE IMAGINE A VAIN THING BECAUSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE LIVE IN THEIR OWN GOD GIVEN LAND, THE LAND OF ISRAEL, I THOUGHT WE WOULD SPEAK ABOUT THE FUTURE 1,000 YEAR MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL.

GOD WILL DEAL WITH THOSE WHO RAGE THAT ISRAEL DOES NOT BELONG TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.  WE’VE BEEN THERE FOR 3,400 YEARS.

LET’S TAKE A PEEK INTO THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL WHERE WE WILL BE WITH THE LORD OUR GOD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA FACE TO FACE FOR 1,000 YEARS BEFORE HE TAKES US TO HEAVEN FOR ETERNITY.

GOD SAYS THROUGH HIS PROPHET JEREMIAH, BEHOLD THE DAYS COME SAITH THE LORD THAT I WILL RAISE UNTO DAVID A RIGHTEOUS BRANCH, AND A KING SHALL REIGN AND PROSPER.

THE RIGHTEOUS BRANCH, AND KING, WHO WILL REIGN FOREVER IS THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. 

JEREMIAH 23.5-8

AND THE LORD TELLS US TO BE GLAD AND REJOICE FOREVER IN THAT WHICH I CREATE. 

GOD WILL CREATE THE FUTURE MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT TO THE EUPHRATES RIVER.  ABOUT ONE THIRD THE SIZE OF THE UNITED STATES.

SO THE LORD TELLS US TO BE GLAD AND REJOICE FOREVER IN THAT WHICH I CREATE, THE 1,000 YEAR MESSIANIC KINGDOM THAT WILL BE LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN.  PURE, SINLESS, MAGNIFICENT BEAUTY, WITHOUT DEATH, NO PAIN, NO SICKNESS, NO SORROW, OR SADNESS.  AND THE LORD GOD HIMSELF WILL DWELL AMONG US.  ISAIAH 65.18-25

ISAIAH 65.18-19  BUT BE GLAD AND REJOICE FOREVER IN THAT WHICH I CREATE, GOD SAYS, FOR BEHOLD I CREATE JERUSALEM A REJOICING, AND HER PEOPLE A JOY.  AND I WILL REJOICE IN JERUSALEM.

I BELIEVE THAT JERUSALEM IS SYMBOLIC FOR ALL THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM.

EVERYBODY GOD BRINGS INTO THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM WILL BE GLAD, AND WE WILL REJOICE FOREVER.

WE HAVE TO THINK ON THAT FOR A MOMENT BECAUSE LIVING ON THIS EARTH, WHEREVER PEOPLE ARE TODAY, WHATEVER COUNTRY THEIR HOME MAY BE, THERE IS RELATIVELY LITTLE JOY AND REJOICING.

BUT MESSIAH’S KINGDOM WILL BE A TIME OF REJOICING, AND GLADNESS, AND JOY, FOREVER.

AND GOD WILL REJOICE WITH US.  HE WILL REJOICE AND JOY IN HIS PEOPLE.  ALL PEOPLE, NATIONS, AND LANGUAGES WILL SERVE THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, WITH JOY AND REJOICING FOREVER.

DANIEL 7.13-14, ZEPHANIAH 3.14-17

BACK TO ISAIAH 65.18-19.  THERE WILL NEVER BE HEARD THE SOUND OF WEEPING OR CRYING IN THE KINGDOM.  SADNESS WILL VANISH, REPLACED WITH GLADNESS AND REJOICING FOREVER.  AND THE LORD OUR GOD WILL REJOICE OVER US, FOREVER.

GOD WILL TRANSFORM THIS WORLD INTO A NEW AGE, BUT ETERNAL PEACE AND JOY WILL REIGN IN THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL THAT WILL BE LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN.

TODAY, I DOUBT IF THE LORD IS VERY HAPPY WITH HIS HUMAN CREATION.  THESE DAYS ARE LIKE THE DAYS OF NOAH.  VERY FEW PEOPLE LIVE BY THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE.  SO GOD SHOWS HIS ANGER WITH HIS JUDGMENTS THAT HE’S POURING ON THE EARTH.  THE SPIRIT OF HATE, FIRES, EARTHQUAKES, FLOODS, CORONAVIRUS, RIOTS, VANDALISM,  MURDER, SICKNESS, DISEASE, DEATH, AND SO ON.  BECAUSE OF DISOBEDIENCE TO THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

BUT IN THE KINGDOM OF THE MESSIAH YESHUA THAT WILL BE LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN, THE LORD WILL REJOICE IN JERUSALEM FOREVER.  AND THE VOICE OF WEEPING AND CRYING WILL DISAPPEAR.

ISAIAH 65.20  I BELIEVE THESE WORDS ARE FOR THOSE PEOPLE LIVING OUTSIDE THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL.

THERE SHALL NOT BE AN INFANT OF DAYS ANYMORE, NOR AN OLD MAN THAT HAS NOT FILLED HIS DAYS.  FOR THE CHILD SHALL DIE AT ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD, BUT THE SINNER, THE DISOBEDIENT TO THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD, WILL DIE AT ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD AND BE ACCURSED.

DURING THE 1,000 YEAR MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL, THERE WILL BE UNGODLY PEOPLE LIVING OUTSIDE THE KINGDOM.  PERHAPS SOME WILL GET SAVED, BUT OTHERS WILL NOT.

ISAIAH 65.21-22  WE IN THE KINGDOM WILL BUILD HOUSES, AND LIVE IN THEM.  WE WILL PLANT VINEYARDS, AND EAT THE FRUIT OF THEM.

WE WILL NOT BUILD AND ANOTHER WILL LIVE IN OUR HOUSE.  WE WILL NOT PLANT AND ANOTHER EAT OF WHAT WE PLANT.  FOR AS THE DAYS OF A TREE ARE THE DAYS OF MY PEOPLE, MY ELECT SHALL LONG ENJOY THE WORK OF THEIR HANDS.

SOME TREES LIVE FOR 5,000 YEARS.  THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM IS 1,000 YEARS.  AND THEN GOD WILL TAKE US UP TO HEAVEN TO LIVE WITH HIM FOREVER.  AND THE EARTH WILL BURN UP AND DISAPPEAR. 

ISAIAH 24.4-6, REVELATION 20.11

ISAIAH 65.23  WE WILL NOT LABOR IN VAIN.  THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM WILL HAVE LABOR.  WE WILL STILL BE ON EARTH BUT IN SPIRITUAL BODIES.  THOSE OF US WHO ARE RESURRECTED FROM THE DEAD, OR RAISED WHILE YET ALIVE AT MESSIAH’S RETURN WILL HAVE SPIRITUAL BODIES LIKE GOD.

BUT THERE WILL ALSO BE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SAVED AT MESSIAH’S RETURN WHOM THE LORD WILL SAVE, AND GIVE SALVATION, AND BRING THEM INTO THE KINGDOM.

AND WHEN THEY MEET THEIR MESSIAH YESHUA, THE BIBLE SAYS, THEY WILL MOURN FOR HIM AS ONE MOURNS FOR HIS ONLY SON.  PERHAPS, BECAUSE THEY REJECTED THEIR MESSIAH YESHUA.

BUT GOD WILL SEE THEM RIGHTEOUS FOR LIVING ACCORDING TO TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, OR GENTILES WHO BLESSED THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.  AND GOD WILL SAVE THEM.

ZECHARIAH 12.10-14, GENESIS 12.3, MATTHEW 25.31-46, PSALM 17.15, 1 JOHN 3.1-2, 1 CORINTHIANS 15.42-44, 49-58

BACK TO ISAIAH 65.23  THEY WILL NOT LABOR IN VAIN, NOR BRING FORTH IN TROUBLE, FOR THEY ARE THE DESCENDANTS OF THE BLESSED OF THE LORD, AND THEIR OFFSPRING WITH THEM.

THE HEBREW FOR OFFSPRING IS STEH’EH’STAH’EEM, MEANING CHILDREN.  YOUR CHILDREN, AND PERHAPS YOUR GRANDCHILDREN WILL BE WITH YOU IN THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL, AND THROUGHOUT ETERNITY IN HEAVEN.

ISAIAH 66.24-25  AND GOD SAYS, IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT BEFORE WE CALL, I WILL ANSWER, AND WHILE WE ARE YET SPEAKING, I WILL HEAR.

THE WOLF AND THE LAMB SHALL FEED TOGETHER.  AND THE LION SHALL EAT STRAW LIKE THE BULL.  AND THE DUST SHALL BE THE SERPENT’S FOOD.  THEY SHALL NOT HURT NOR DESTROY IN ALL MY HOLY MOUNTAIN, SAITH THE LORD.  BECAUSE THERE WILL BE PERFECT PEACE IN THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM.

SO LET’S PEEK IN AND GET A GLIMPSE OF WHAT THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM WILL LOOK LIKE.  ISAIAH 54.11-13

VERSE 11  THE STONES IN THE KINGDOM, AND THE STONES OF YOUR HOUSE WILL BE THE SAME BEAUTIFUL STONES AS THE TEMPLE.  PERHAPS MARBLE.  AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF YOUR HOUSE WILL BE GEMS AND SAPPHIRES OF BEAUTIFUL BLUE.

VERSE 12  YOUR WINDOWS WILL BE RUBY AND AGATES OF MANY BEAUTIFUL COLORS.  AND YOUR GATES WILL BE CARBUNCLE STONES OF MAGNIFICENT RED AND BLUE CRYSTAL.

AND THE BORDERS OF THE KINGDOM WILL BE PRECIOUS STONES.

VERSE 13  AND ALL YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE TAUGHT OF THE LORD, AND GREAT SHALL BE THE PEACE OF YOUR CHILDREN.

THE PRECIOUS STONES AND GEMS IN THE KINGDOM, I BELIEVE, WILL BE AS THE THRONE OF GOD, AND THE PRECIOUS STONES AND MARBLE, THE SAME AS THE TEMPLE OF GOD.

EZEKIEL 1.4-5, 26, 1 CHRONICLES 29.1, 2

AND GOD SAYS, IF IT IS MARVELOUS IN THE EYES OF THE REMNANT, THOSE OF US WHOM GOD SAVES BECAUSE WE HAVE ATONEMENT IN MESSIAH YESHUA, AND WE LIVE OUR LIFE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION, GOD SAYS, IT WILL ALSO BE MARVELOUS IN HIS EYES.

AND OUR JOY WILL BE FOREVER.

AND EVERYONE IN THE KINGDOM, FROM THE LEAST TO THE GREATEST, SHALL KNOW THE LORD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD ALMIGHTY.

AND GREAT PEACE SHALL WE HAVE BECAUSE WE LOVE TORAH, GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

ZECHARIAH 8.6-8, ISAIAH 51.11-13, JEREMIAH 31.34, PSALM 119.165

GREAT IS THE LORD AND GREATLY TO BE PRAISED.

AND THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL REJOICE OVER YOU FOREVER.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

TODAY IS THE MEMORIAL OF BLOWING OF SHOFARS, FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.

Shalom,

Today is GOD’S Holy Day called, Zeekhrone T’ruah, or The Memorial of Blowing Shofars.

I know that the Jewish world is celebrating Rosh Ha Shanah, The New  Year, today.  But we will observe GOD’S Festival for this day called Zeekhrone T’ruah, meaning, The Memorial of Blowing Shofars, or The Memorial of Blowing Trumpets.

No where in The Bible does GOD call for a Holy Day to celebrate the new year.  And also, GOD’S year starts in The Passover Month.

EXODUS 12.1-2, 11

THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, TODAY IS THE MEMORIAL OF BLOWING SHOFARS, FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.

GOD CALLS THIS FESTIVAL ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEVENTH HEBREW MONTH, NOT ROSH HASHANAH, THE NEW YEAR, BUT ZEEKHRONE T’RUAH, THE MEMORIAL OF BLOWING SHOFARS.

LET’S LOOK AT GOD’S SPOKEN WORD FOR THIS SPECIAL DAY, THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEVENTH HEBREW MONTH, IN LEVITICUS 23.23-25

LEVITICUS 23.23  AND THE LORD SPOKE TO MOSES SAYING,

24  SPEAK TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, SAYING, IN THE SEVENTH MONTH, IN THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH, YOU SHALL HAVE A SABBATH, A MEMORIAL OF BLOWING TRUMPETS, A HOLY CONVOCATION.

25  YOU SHALL DO NO MANNER OF WORK, BUT YOU SHALL OFFER AN OFFERING MADE BY FIRE TO THE LORD.

THESE ARE VERY SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS BY THE LORD OUR GOD.

IN THE SEVENTH MONTH, IN THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH (TODAY) YOU SHALL HAVE A SABBATH, A MEMORIAL OF BLOWING TRUMPETS, OR SHOFARS.

JOSHUA 6.20  A PORTION OF JOSHUA 6.20 READS IN HEBREW, K’SH’MO’AH  HA  AHM  ET  KOL  HA SHOFAR  VAH’YAH’REE’U  HA  AHM T’RUAH  GADOL.  WHEN THE PEOPLE HEARD THE SOUND OF THE SHOFAR THAT THE PEOPLE SHOUTED A GREAT SHOUT.

LEVITICUS 23.25  THE LORD ALSO SAYS, AS HE SAYS IN ALL HIS COMMANDED FESTIVALS IN LEVITICUS 23 THAT JEWISH PEOPLE CALL THE HIGH HOLY DAYS, YOU SHALL NOT DO ANY WORK ON THIS DAY.  AND ATONEMENT MUST BE MADE, OR HAD FOR OUR SINS ON THIS DAY.

TODAY, WHILE THERE IS NO TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM, OUR ATONEMENT IS MADE IN MESSIAH YESHUA THE LORD OUR GOD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL.  THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO MAKE ATONEMENT.  

LEVITICUS 17.8,9,11, ISAIAH 53.10  

AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT ATONEMENT MUST ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED WITH OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION. 

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

SO TODAY IS A MEMORIAL OF BLOWING TRUMPETS AND SHOFARS.  AND IT IS A HOLY CONVOCATION, MEANING A HOLY GATHERING, A SERVICE DEDICATED TO THE LORD OUR GOD.

GOD COMMANDED THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO MAKE TWO TRUMPETS OF SILVER FOR THE CALLING OF THE CONGREGATION, AND THE JOURNEYING OF THE CAMPS TO THE PROMISED LAND CANAAN THAT BECAME THE LAND OF ISRAEL.  AND THE PRIESTS BLEW THE TRUMPETS.

AND WHEN THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL GO TO WAR IN THEIR LAND AGAINST THEIR ENEMY, THE TRUMPETS ARE BLOWN FOR AN ALARM.  AND GOD REMEMBERS HIS PEOPLE, AND SAVES THEM.

ALSO THE TRUMPETS WERE BLOWN IN THE DAY OF GLADNESS, AND DURING THE FESTIVALS OF THE LORD, AND IN THE BEGINNING OF THE HEBREW MONTHS, AND OVER THE BURNT OFFERINGS, AND OVER THE SACRIFICES OF PEACE OFFERINGS.  THE TRUMPETS WERE ALSO SOUNDED FOR A MEMORIAL BEFORE THE LORD OUR GOD.

NUMBERS 10.1-10, EXODUS 19.16, JOSHUA 6.6-20, HEBREW BIBLE PSALM 47.6, CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 47.5

BUT THE GREATEST OF ALL THE BLASTS OF THE SHOFAR WILL BE WHEN THE LORD RETURNS.  MATTHEW 24.30-31.

AGAIN, GOD CALLS THIS FESTIVAL, ZEEKHRONE T’RUAH.

ZEEKHRONE IN HEBREW MEANS, REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE.

AND WE ALWAYS REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY THE MESSIAH YESHUA.  AND WE SOUND THE SHOFAR TO PUT EMPHASIS IN OUR LOVE FOR THE LORD, AND WE ALWAYS REMEMBER THE LORD IN OUR HEARTS, YESHUA HA MASHIAKH.

T’RUAH IN HEBREW HAS A NUMBER OF MEANINGS.  T’RUAH CAN MEAN A LOUD NOISE, ESPECIALLY A JOYFUL NOISE.  T’RUAH CAN ALSO MEAN A WAR LIKE CRY FOR BATTLE, AND SHOUTS OF JOY.  T’RUAH CAN MEAN THE BLAST OF TRUMPETS, OR HORNS, OR SHOFARS, AND AN ALARM FOR WAR.  AND T’RUAH CAN SIMPLY MEAN BLASTING THE SHOFAR LOUD.

TODAY IS GOD’S HOLY DAY TO REMEMBER GOD, AND CELEBRATE THE LORD OUR GOD WITH THE BLOWING OF SHOFARS.

Can it be that ZEEKHRONE T’RUAH, THE REMEMBRANCE OF BLOWING SHOFARS IS FOR A TIME SUCH AS THIS?  To remember GOD and Celebrate in The LORD Our GOD because He will always protect us from today’s disappointments. The riots, vandalism, hate, fires, floods, earthquakes, wars, destruction, uncertainty, and the hearts of so many people turning cold against GOD, and falling away from The LORD GOD of Creation.

But in these difficult times we Remember The LORD our GOD, and His promise to always watch over us, and protect His People, and our families.

And who knows if this time of hate has come upon The United States of America, and even all the world because of their disobedience to GOD, for such a time as this?

Because the day draws near for the seven year covenant with many from Israel, spoken of in Daniel.  And perhaps the seven year covenant will be with the Palestinians for peace.

There will be three and a half years of peace.  Israel will build The Temple in Jerusalem, the anti GOD person will enter The Temple and desecrate it with his idols, and end the sacrifice, and proclaim himself to be GOD.

And GOD in His wrath will bring upon the world three and a half years of the worst tribulation the world has ever witnessed.

And GOD will gather all the nations of the world against Jerusalem to battle.  And THE LORD GOD, MESSIAH YESHUA will destroy all those enemies of Israel in a moment.  Their flesh will melt away.

And The LORD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA will Return.  And GOD’S family will meet Him in the air.  And with THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, MESSIAH YESHUA, we will go with Him to The Messianic Kingdom in Israel, where Israel’s GOD given Borders will return to The Jewish People from the river of Egypt to The Euphrates river.

GENESIS 15.18-21, DANIEL 9.27

Today, with the new Peace Treaties with Israel and The United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, added to the Peace Treaties Israel has with Jordan and Egypt, the time is drawing near, I believe, for Messiah’s Return.

And GOD will establish His Messianic Kingdom in Israel for 1,000 years of peace, joy, and perfection, where there will be no sin, no curse, no wars, no death, no sickness, no pain, no sorrow or tears, or crying, for the former things will have passed away.

And after the 1,000 years, GOD will destroy this earth.  He will burn it up.

And in space, a great white throne will be set.  And The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY WHO IS MESSIAH YESHUA will sit on it.  And the earth and the heavens will flee from His Face, and disappear.

And GOD will hold His judgment in space.  And the books will open, and another book will open, The Book of Life.  And the dead will be raised, and judged out of those things that are written in the Books according to their works.  Those works are their relationship with GOD.  Did they, as Moses and Jesus says, Did they live by every Word that proceeds out of the Mouth of GOD?

BUT THE FAMILY OF GOD WILL FOREVER LIVE IN THE NEW JERUSALEM, THE NEW EARTH THAT IS HEAVEN, WITH ITS MAGNIFICENCE, BEAUTY, PERFECTION, AND LOVE, WITH THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, JEHOVAH, THE MESSIAH YESHUA OUR FATHER.

ZECHARIAH 14.1-9, 12, REVELATION 20.7-15, REVELATION 21.1-5, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, JOHN 12.44-45, JOHN 14.9            

LET’S READ 1 THESSALONIANS 4.13-18

Today throughout The Jewish world during Rosh Ha Shanah, Shofars are blown in and outside The Synagogues.  And Shofars will be blown throughout the world when Messiah Returns, perhaps on the first day of the seventh Hebrew Month on Yom T’ruah, The Day of Blowing Shofars.

Messiah Yeshua was asked by His disciples, What shall be the sign of your coming, and the end of the world?

MATTHEW 24.1-3

And Messiah said, Do not let anyone deceive you.  You will hear of wars and rumors of wars.  Don’t be troubled.  For all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation will rise against nation, and there will be famines, and pestilences (like coronavirus), and earthquakes in various places.  All these things are the beginning of sorrows.  And some of you will be killed because of Me, and you will be hated because of Me.

MATTHEW 24.4-9

And Messiah said to His disciples, Man will be offended.  That is, they will fall into sin.  They will live GODLESS lives Disobeying The Spoken Word of GOD Written in The Bible, and His Laws Written in The Law of Moses, just as the world lives their lives today, in disobedience to GOD.

And they will betray one another, and hate one another.  And there will be many false prophets, and religious impostors, and they will deceive many.  And because iniquity will abound, that is the widespread disease of sin, breaking The Law of Moses, and not obeying The Spoken Word of GOD, the love of many will grow cold.

But those who endure to the end, Messiah said, they shall be saved.  Meaning, those who continue to walk with GOD, living their lives in obedience to Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation, which is not difficult, and having atonement in their Messiah Yeshua, that person shall be saved and will have a meaningful life on earth, and Eternal Life in Heaven with The LORD Your GOD.

MATTHEW 24.10-13

And Messiah said to His disciples, And this Gospel of The Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations, and then the end shall come.

The Gospel is The Spoken Word of GOD from Genesis through Revelation that includes The Law of Moses written in the first five books of The Bible.

When The Gospel is preached throughout the world, the end will come, and Messiah will return.

And Messiah said, When you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel The Prophet standing in The Temple in Jerusalem, he is the anti GOD person who will set up his idols in The Temple, and proclaim that he is GOD, and end the sacrifice.  When you read it, Let him understand.

DANIEL 9.20-27, MATTHEW 24.14-15, 2 THESSALONIANS 2.1-4

Then Messiah said to His disciples, Those in Judea (in Israel) should flee to the mountains, and those on housetops should not come down to take anything out of his house.  And those in the fields should not return to their houses to take clothing.  And woe to them who are with children, and nursing in those days.  But pray that your escape is not in the winter, nor on The Sabbath Day.  For there will be great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world, to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved.  But for the elect’s sake, those days will be shortened.

MATTHEW 24.14-22

And if anyone says to you, Lo, here is Messiah, or there, do not believe that person.  For false messiahs will arise, and false prophets, and they will show you great signs and wonders, and if it were possible, they will deceive the very elect.

Behold, Messiah said, I have told you before.  If they shall say to you, He is in the desert, Do not go.  Or, Look He is in some secret place, do not believe it.

For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines to the west, so shall also The Coming of the Son of Man, Your GOD and Messiah.  For wherever the dead bodies are there will the vultures be gathered together.

MATTHEW 24.23-28

And Messiah said to them, Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from the heavens, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

And then shall appear The Wonder, The Miracle of The Son of Man in The Heavens.  And then shall all the tribes, all the people of the earth will mourn, and they will see The Son of Man coming in the clouds of Heaven with Power and Great Glory.  And He will send His Angels with the Great Sound of a Shofar, and they will gather together His Elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other.

MATTHEW 24.29-31

Now learn a parable of the fig tree, Messiah said.  When its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.  So likewise, when you see all these things know that it is near, even at the doors.  Verily I say to you, This generation shall not pass till all these things happen.  The heavens and the earth will pass away, but My Words shall not pass away.

But of the day and hour, no man knows.  No, not the angels of Heaven, but My Father only. (Yeshua The Messiah is The Father)  But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of The Son of Man be.  For in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark.  And they did not know until the flood came and took them all away.

And so shall also the coming of The Son of Man be.  Two will be in the field, and one will be taken away, and the other left.  Two women will be grinding flour at the mill.  One shall be taken, and the other left.

MATTHEW 24.32-41

And Messiah said to His disciples, Watch, for you do not know when your LORD comes.  But know this, if the good man of the house had known at what time the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.  Therefore, you also, be ready, for in such a time as you are not thinking, The Son of Man will come.

MATTHEW 24.42-44

How do you watch, and be ready for Messiah?  You live by Every Word that proceeds out of The Mouth of GOD.  And you live your life by Every Word of GOD’S Law that is Written in The Law of Moses in the first five Books of The Bible that is not difficult.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, 1 JOHN 5.3

And then you will be ready for The LORD’S Return when His Angels Sound The Shofar.  And GOD will raise you up to meet The LORD in the air.  And He will take you and all The Family of GOD with Him to His Kingdom in Israel where peace will reign forever, and we will be in The Likeness of GOD.  WE WILL BE LIKE HIM.  And you will see His Face, The Face of GOD ALMIGHTY, THE MESSIAH YESHUA. 

PSALM 17.15, 1 JOHN 3.2, REVELATION 21.1-5ff

BLESSED IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE MESSIAH YESHUA.

BLESSED IS HIS HOLY DAY, THE MEMORIAL OF BLOWING SHOFARS.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

WHAT SHOULD THE WORLD LEARN FROM GOD GIVING THE LAND OF CANAAN TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FOR AN INHERITANCE, AND COMMANDING ISRAEL TO KILL ALL THE CANAANITES SO THAT THEY WILL NOT TEACH ISRAEL THEIR ABOMINATIONS OF SERVING STRANGE gods, PASSING THEIR CHILDREN THROUGH FIRE, PRACTICING MAGIC AND WITCHCRAFT, HAVING ABOMINABLE SEXUAL RELATIONS, AND NOT OBEYING ONE WORD GOD SPEAKS?

Shalom,

Our message today will come from Joshua 11.1-23.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, WHAT SHOULD THE WORLD LEARN FROM GOD GIVING THE LAND OF CANAAN TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FOR AN INHERITANCE, AND COMMANDING ISRAEL TO KILL ALL THE CANAANITES SO THAT THEY WILL NOT TEACH ISRAEL THEIR ABOMINATIONS OF SERVING STRANGE gods, PASSING THEIR CHILDREN THROUGH FIRE, PRACTICING MAGIC AND WITCHCRAFT, HAVING ABOMINABLE SEXUAL RELATIONS, AND NOT OBEYING ONE WORD GOD SPEAKS?

With that said, let’s read Joshua 11.1-23.

JOSHUA CHAPTER 11 TELLS THE WORLD THAT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, WHO ARE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TODAY, HAVE AT GOD’S COMMAND, CONQUERED AND POSSESS ALL THE LAND OF CANAAN FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT TO THE EUPHRATES RIVER WITH THE MIGHTY HELP OF GOD ALMIGHTY, THE GOD OF ISRAEL. 

GENESIS 15.18-21

THE GOD-GIVEN BORDERS OF ISRAEL FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT TO THE EUPHRATES RIVER ARE APPROXIMATELY ONE THIRD THE SIZE OF MAINLAND UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  ISRAEL TODAY IS MUCH SMALLER, BUT THAT LAND FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT TO THE EUPHRATES RIVER WILL RETURN TO ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE WHEN THE LORD GOD, MESSIAH YESHUA, RETURNS TO ESTABLISH HIS MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL FOR ONE THOUSAND YEARS.

Let’s summarize Joshua 11.1-23.

When Jabin, the king of Hazor, a Canaanite city, heard that The Children of Israel had destroyed, and killed all the people, and the kings of the Canaanite cities of Jericho, Ai, Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish, and Eglon, that the king Jabin formed an alliance with the Canaanite kings of Madon, Shimron, Achshaph, and the kings that were in the north of the mountains of Canaan, and the plains in the south, and in the valley, and the Canaanites on the east and the west, and the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites in the mountains, and the Hivites at mount Hermon.

And they went out, they and all their armies, a great number of people, as The Bible says, Even as the sand that is upon the sea shore, with a huge number of horses and chariots.  And when the kings met together, they and their armies camped at the waters of a place called Merom to fight against Israel.

AND THE LORD SAID TO JOSHUA, DO NOT BE AFRAID BEFORE THEM, FOR TOMORROW ABOUT THIS TIME I WILL DELIVER THEM UP, ALL DEAD BEFORE ISRAEL.  YOU SHALL HAMSTRING THEIR HORSES.  THAT IS, MAKE THEM UNFIT AND USELESS, AND BURN THEIR CHARIOTS WITH FIRE.

So Joshua and the Israeli army attacked them suddenly, and fell upon them, and The LORD delivered all the Canaanites and their kings into the hand of Israel who defeated them, and chased them, and killed them until they left none of them remaining.

And Joshua killed them all as The LORD Commanded him.  And he hamstrung their horses, and burned their chariots with fire.  And then Joshua and his army captured the city Hazor, and killed the Canaanite people and their king with the sword.

Formerly, The city of Hazor was the head of all those Canaanite kingdoms, the key cities of Canaan.  And Israel killed every person in that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them.  Not a soul survived.  And he burned the city of Hazor with fire.

All the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, Joshua captured, and killed the people with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed them.  But the cities that stood structurally after Joshua and the army seized them, Israel burned none of them except the city of Hazor.

And all the spoil of the cities, and the cattle, The Children of Israel took for themselves.  But every soul of Canaan they killed with the edge of the sword until they had destroyed them, and left none that breathed.

As The LORD Commanded Moses His Servant, so did Moses command Joshua, and so did Joshua.  He left nothing undone of all that The LORD Commanded Moses.

So Joshua took all that land, the hills, and all the south country, and the land of Goshen in Canaan, and the valley, and the plain, and the mountain of Israel.  The mountain was named for Jacob who lived in Canaan, he, and his father Isaac, his grandfather Abraham, and Jacob’s family, and his twelve sons, the fathers of the twelve tribes of Israel.

So Joshua made war with all those Canaanite kings for a long time.  There was not a city that made peace with The Children of Israel except the Hivites, the people of Gibeon.

ALL THE OTHERS, JOSHUA AND THE ISRAELI ARMY CAPTURED IN BATTLE, AND KILLED THEM.

For it was of The LORD to harden the hearts of the Canaanites by controlling their minds to come against Israel so that Israel would utterly destroy the Canaanites in battle to possess the land of Canaan for their Homeland that became Eretz Yisrael, The Land of Israel.

And Joshua and the Israeli army went and killed the Anakim from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel, Joshua utterly destroyed them with their cities.

There was not one left of the Anakim in The Land of The Children of Israel, but some Canaanites remained in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod.

SO JOSHUA SEIZED ALL THE LAND OF CANAAN FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT TO THE EUPHRATES RIVER ACCORDING TO ALL THAT THE LORD SAID TO MOSES.  AND JOSHUA GAVE THE LAND FOR AN INHERITANCE TO ISRAEL BY THEIR DIVISIONS, BY THEIR TRIBES.  AND THE LAND HAD REST FROM WAR.

NUMBERS 26.52-53, DEUTERONOMY 12.9-11, DEUTERONOMY 25.19.

THE QUESTION IS, WHAT SHOULD THE WORLD LEARN FROM THIS TEACHING OF GOD GIVING THE LAND OF CANAAN TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FOR AN INHERITANCE, AND COMMANDING ISRAEL TO KILL ALL THE CANAANITES SO THAT THEY WILL NOT TEACH ISRAEL THEIR ABOMINATIONS OF SERVING STRANGE gods, PASSING THEIR CHILDREN THROUGH FIRE, PRACTICING MAGIC AND WITCHCRAFT, HAVING ABOMINABLE SEXUAL RELATIONS, AND NOT OBEYING ONE WORD OF GOD?

EXODUS 34.10-17, LEVITICUS 18.20-30, DEUTERONOMY 18.9-14, DEUTERONOMY 20.16-18

THE NEW TESTAMENT TEACHES OF A YOUNG JEWISH MAN WHO CAME TO MESSIAH YESHUA, AND SAID TO HIM, GOOD MASTER, WHAT GOOD THING SHALL I DO THAT I MAY HAVE ETERNAL LIFE? 

AND MESSIAH SAID TO HIM, WHY DO YOU CALL ME GOOD? THERE IS NONE GOOD BUT ONE, THAT IS GOD.  BUT IF YOU WILL ENTER INTO LIFE KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS.  YESHUA OF COURSE IS SPEAKING OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.

MATTHEW 19.16-22

VERSE 18  AND THE YOUNG MAN SAID TO MESSIAH, WHICH?  AND YESHUA SAID, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS.  

VERSE 19  HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER, AND YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.

VERSE 20  THE YOUNG MAN SAID TO HIM, ALL THESE THINGS HAVE I KEPT FROM MY YOUTH UP.  WHAT DO I YET LACK?

VERSE 21  YESHUA SAID TO HIM, IF YOU WILL BE PERFECT (MESSIAH WAS NOT DENYING THAT THE YOUNG MAN OBEYED THE TEN COMMANDMENTS) BUT IF YOU WILL BE PERFECT, MESSIAH SAID, GO AND SELL THAT YOU HAVE, AND GIVE TO THE POOR, AND YOU SHALL HAVE TREASURE IN HEAVEN, AND COME AND FOLLOW ME.

VERSE 22  BUT WHEN THE YOUNG MAN HEARD THAT SAYING, HE WENT AWAY SORROWFUL FOR HE HAD GREAT POSSESSIONS.

LET’S LOOK AT THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IN EXODUS 20.

VERSES 1-3  I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD WHO BROUGHT YOU OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, OUT OF THE HOUSE OF SLAVERY.  YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER gods BEFORE YOU.

VERSE 6  AND SHOWING MERCY TO THOUSANDS OF THEM WHO LOVE ME, AND KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.

YOU ALL KNOW THAT THE HEBREW FOR MY COMMANDMENTS IS MEETS’VO’TY, MEANING, ALL GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES FROM GENESIS THROUGH DEUTERONOMY.

I BELIEVE THE YOUNG MAN WAS A GODLY PERSON WHO OBEYED GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, ALL GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  HE HAD ETERNAL LIFE.

THEN MESSIAH SAID, IF YOU WILL BE PERFECT, SELL WHAT YOU HAVE AND GIVE IT TO THE POOR, AND FOLLOW ME.

BUT THE YOUNG MAN DID NOT SELL WHAT HE OWNED, NOR DID HE GIVE IT TO THE POOR. 

GOD DOES NOT COMMAND US TO SELL WHAT WE OWN AND GIVE IT TO THE POOR. 

BUT GOD DOES COMMAND ALL HUMANITY TO LOVE THE LORD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, BY OBEYING ALL GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES FROM GENESIS THROUGH DEUTERONOMY.

THAT THE YOUNG JEWISH MAN DID.

MY POINT IS THIS.  OBEYING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IS LOVING GOD BY OBEYING GOD’S COMMANDMENTS THAT ARE ALL GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  JOHN 14.15

ANOTHER POINT I’M MAKING IS THAT BOTH THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW TESTAMENT TEACH THE NECESSITY OF OBEDIENCE TO ALL GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, EVERY LAW OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES FOR GOD TO HAVE MERCY ON YOU, AND GIVE YOU ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

THEREFORE WHAT THE WORLD SHOULD LEARN FROM GOD GIVING THE LAND OF CANAAN TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FOR AN INHERITANCE, AND GOD COMMANDING THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO KILL ALL THE CANAANITES BECAUSE OF THEIR ABOMINATIONS AGAINST GOD IS THIS;

OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE LAW OF MOSES WRITTEN IN GENESIS THROUGH DEUTERONOMY FOR THE LORD TO HAVE MERCY ON YOU, AND FOR YOU TO INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN WITH GOD. 

ISAIAH 24.4-6, MATTHEW 19.16-20

MATTHEW 22.1-14 IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.

VERSE 1 AND YESHUA ANSWERED AND SPOKE TO THEM AGAIN BY PARABLES, AND SAID,

VERSE 2  THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS LIKE A CERTAIN KING WHO MADE A MARRIAGE FOR HIS SON.

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IN THIS PARABLE IS GOD.

VERSE 3  AND HE SENT FORTH HIS SERVANTS TO CALL THEM WHO WERE  CALLED TO THE WEDDING.  AND THEY WOULD NOT COME.

VERSE 4  AGAIN HE SENT FORTH OTHER SERVANTS, SAYING, TELL THEM WHICH ARE CALLED, BEHOLD, I HAVE PREPARED MY DINNER, MY OXEN, MY FATLINGS ARE KILLED, AND ALL THINGS ARE READY.  COME TO THE MARRIAGE.

VERSE 5  BUT THEY MADE LIGHT OF IT AND WENT THEIR WAYS, ONE TO HIS FARM, ANOTHER TO HIS MERCHANDISE.

VERSE 6  AND THE REMNANT, SOME WHO WOULD NOT COME, TOOK HIS SERVANTS AND TREATED THEM SPITEFULLY, AND KILLED THEM.

VERSE 7  BUT WHEN THE KING HEARD OF IT, HE WAS WROTH AND HE SENT FORTH HIS ARMIES AND DESTROYED THOSE MURDERERS AND BURNED UP THEIR CITY.

VERSE 8  THEN HE SAID TO HIS SERVANTS, THE WEDDING IS READY, BUT THEY WHO WERE CALLED WERE NOT WORTHY.

VERSE 9  GO THEREFORE INTO THE HIGHWAYS, THAT IS, INTO THE STREETS, AND THE NEIGHBORHOODS, AND AS MANY AS YOU SHALL FIND, CALL TO THE MARRIAGE.

VERSE 10  SO THOSE SERVANTS WENT OUT INTO THE STREETS AND THE NEIGHBORHOODS, AND GATHERED TOGETHER ALL, AS MANY AS THEY FOUND, BOTH BAD AND GOOD, AND THE WEDDING WAS FURNISHED WITH GUESTS.

VERSE 11  AND WHEN THE KING CAME IN TO SEE THE GUESTS, HE SAW THERE A MAN WHO HAD NOT ON A WEDDING GARMENT.

VERSE 12   AND HE SAID TO HIM, FRIEND, HOW DID YOU COME IN HERE NOT HAVING A WEDDING GARMENT?  AND HE WAS SPEECHLESS.

VERSE 13  THEN THE KING SAID TO HIS SERVANTS, BIND HIM HAND AND FOOT, AND TAKE HIM AWAY, AND CAST HIM INTO OUTER DARKNESS.  THERE SHALL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH.

VERSE 14  FOR MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN.

GOD ALMIGHTY IS LIKE A CERTAIN KING WHO MADE A MARRIAGE FOR HIS SON, MESSIAH YESHUA, WHO HIMSELF IS GOD ALMIGHTY.

GOD CALLS MILLIONS, BILLIONS OF PEOPLE TO THE MARRIAGE OF HIS SON.  BUT THEY WILL NOT COME BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN GOD.

BUT SOME WHO WERE INVITED TO THE MARRIAGE TREATED THE SERVANTS OF GOD WHO INVITED THEM TERRIBLY, AND KILLED THEM.

WHEN THE KING HEARD HOW HIS SERVANTS, WHO ARE PEOPLE OF GOD, WERE BADLY TREATED, AND KILLED, HE SENT OUT HIS ARMIES AND DESTROYED THOSE MURDERERS, AND BURNED THEIR CITIES.

THIS EXPLAINS GOD’S REASON FOR CERTAIN WARS, EVEN IN ISRAEL, AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. GOD KILLED THOSE WHO KILLED GOD’S PEOPLE, AND GOD BURNED THEIR CITIES.

THEN THE KING TOLD HIS SERVANTS THAT THE WEDDING WAS READY, BUT THOSE WHO WERE CALLED WERE NOT WORTHY GOD SAID, THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN GOD.

THEN THE KING SAID, GO INTO THE STREETS, AND THE NEIGHBORHOODS, AND AS MANY AS YOU FIND, CALL TO THE MARRIAGE.

GOD’S SERVANTS ARE GOD’S PEOPLE WHO LIVE THEIR LIVES FOR GOD, OBEYING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS THAT INCLUDE OBEDIENCE TO ALL GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

AND AS MANY AS THEY FOUND, BOTH BAD AND GOOD, THE BAD WHO REPENTED BY TURNING FROM ALL THEIR SINS OF BREAKING THE LAW OF MOSES, TO LIVING THEIR LIVES ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF MOSES, DOING THAT WHICH IS LAWFUL AND RIGHT, GOD’S SERVANTS BROUGHT TO THE WEDDING.

EZEKIEL 18.21, 1 JOHN 3.4

THE GOOD WERE RIGHT WITH GOD THROUGH OBEDIENCE TO THEIR KING, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.

AND WHEN THE KING, GOD ALMIGHTY, CAME TO SEE THE GUESTS, HE SAW A MAN WHO WAS NOT WEARING A WEDDING GARMENT.  THE WEDDING GARMENT IS OBEDIENCE TO TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.

AND THE KING SAID TO THE MAN, FRIEND, HOW COME YOU ARE HERE NOT HAVING A WEDDING GARMENT?  AND THE MAN WAS SPEECHLESS.

THEN GOD SAID TO HIS SERVANTS, BIND HIM HAND AND FOOT, AND TAKE HIM AWAY, AND CAST HIM INTO OUTER DARKNESS.  THERE SHALL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH, THAT IS GREAT, GREAT, SORROW FOR NOT OBEYING GOD.  NOT OBEYING EVERY SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4 

AND THE KING SAID, FOR MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN.

WHAT SHOULD THE WORLD LEARN FROM GOD COMMANDING THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO KILL ALL THE CANAANITES?

OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL FIGHTS FOR ISRAEL

Shalom,

Our teaching today is from Joshua 10.1-43.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL FIGHTS FOR ISRAEL.

So with that said, let’s read Joshua 10.1-43.

Let’s summarize this Chapter.

When Adonai Zedek, a name that means lord of righteousness, he was king of Jerusalem.  And, yes, The Children of Israel kept the name Jerusalem for the city of Jerusalem.  So when king Adonai Zedek heard how Joshua had captured the Canaanite city Ai and utterly destroyed it, and killed its king as he had done to Jericho and her king, and how the people of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and lived among them,

that king Adonai Zedek and his people were scared to death of The Children of Israel because Gibeon was a great city, and one of the Royal cities of Canaan.  And Gibeon was greater than the city of Ai, and the men of Ai were mighty.

GOD had told The Children of Israel numerous times during their 40 year walk from Egypt to The Promised Land Canaan to kill all the Canaanites because of all their abominations which they have done to their gods, so you, Israel, will not sin against The LORD Your GOD.

THE CANAANITES SERVED STRANGE gods, PASSED THEIR CHILDREN THROUGH FIRE FOR THEIR SACRIFICES TO THEIR STRANGE gods, PRACTICED MAGIC AND WITCHCRAFT, THEIR SEXUAL RELATIONS WERE AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD, AND THEY DISOBEYED EVERY WORD AND COMMANDMENT GOD SPOKE.

LEVITICUS 18.20-30, DEUTERONOMY 20.16-18

So king Adonai Zedek put together an alliance of five Canaanite kings and their armies to fight Gibeon because they made peace with The Children of Israel.  And the five kings and their armies camped against Gibeon, and fought against it.

So the men of Gibeon quickly sent word to Joshua for help, and come quickly, they said, and save us, for all the kings of the Amorites who live in the mountains have attacked us.

So Joshua and his army left Gilgal where they were camped, and The LORD said to Joshua, Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand.  Not one man will be able to stand before you.

So Joshua and The Israeli army came quickly all night to the battle to save the Hivites of Gibeon who made peace with Israel.

And THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL destroyed the five Canaanite armies of the five kings, and killed them with a huge slaughter at Gibeon.

And while the Israeli army chased the Canaanites, The LORD threw down great stones from the heavens upon those running from Israel.  And there were more who died from hail stones from The LORD than they whom The Children of Israel killed with the sword.

And Joshua spoke to The LORD in the sight of all Israel in the day that The LORD delivered up the Amorites before The Children of Israel, and he said, Sun stand still upon Gibeon, and moon in the valley of Ajalon.  Ajalon was a city some 13 miles northwest of Jerusalem.

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed for the whole day until Israel killed all their enemies in the daylight.

And The Bible says, There was no day like that before it or after it that The LORD acted on the words spoken by a man, for The LORD fought for Israel.

So Joshua and all Israel returned to their camp in Gilgal by the Jordan River, but the five kings ran for their lives and hid in a cave.  And it was told Joshua that the five kings are found hiding in a cave.  And Joshua said, Roll great stones at the mouth of the cave and place men to guard it.  But the army should not stay there but pursue after the Canaanites and even kill those furthest behind in their ranks.  And do not let the Canaanites return to their cities for The LORD Your GOD has delivered them into your hand.

So Joshua and the army killed the Canaanites with a great slaughter.  But some of the Canaanites escaped to fortified cities.  And The Children of Israel returned to their camp.

And Joshua said, Open the mouth of the cave and bring the five kings to me, which they did.  And Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and he said to the captains of the men of war, Come near and put your feet on the necks of these kings.  And men came and put their feet on the necks of the five kings.  And Joshua said to them, Do not fear, nor be afraid.  Be strong, and of good courage, for thus shall The LORD do to all the Canaanites whom you fight.

And Joshua killed them, and hung them on five trees.  And they were left hanging on the trees until the evening.  And when the sun went down, Joshua commanded that the kings be taken down from the trees and tossed into the cave where they hid.  And he had huge stones placed at the cave’s mouth, which The Bible says, Remain until this very day.

And Joshua continued the fight in Canaan.  And he took a city called Makkedah and utterly destroyed it, and killed all the people and their king.  And none remained alive.  And Joshua and the army went to the city of Libnah, and destroyed it, and killed every soul there, as The LORD Commanded, and not one remained alive.

And Joshua and the army went to a place called Lachish and The LORD delivered Lachish into his hand.  And Joshua destroyed that city and everyone in it.  And he did the same to Horam, and its king, and to Eglon, and destroyed that place, and killed everyone in it.  And then Joshua went to Hebron and destroyed that city and all the cities of Hebron and killed everyone in it.

And Joshua took his army to a place called Debir and annihilated it and their cities, the people, and their king.

So Joshua destroyed and killed all the Canaanites in the hill country, and the Canaanite cities in the south, and in the valleys, and of the springs, and he killed all their kings, and left none remaining.  He utterly destroyed all that breathed as The LORD GOD OF ISRAEL Commanded.

And Joshua conquered the Canaanites from Kadesh-Barnea to Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, the northern Negev, or the northern part of the south, not the Egyptian Goshen.  All the way to Gibeon, Israel killed, conquered, and destroyed the Canaanites as GOD Commanded.  And all their kings and their land Joshua took at one time, because The LORD GOD OF ISRAEL fought for Israel.

And Joshua and all Israel returned to their camp at Gilgal.

Let’s again look at DEUTERONOMY 20.16-18.

Now let’s look at JUDGES 3.1-11

The LORD told The Children of Israel numerous times on their way to The Promised Land Canaan to kill all the Canaanites, all of them.  But they left the Hivites of Gibeon, a Canaanite people alive, making peace with them.  And other Canaanite peoples escaped Israel and lived.

AND GOD TESTED ISRAEL BY THOSE CANAANITES WHO SERVED STRANGE gods, AND ISRAEL FAILED THE TEST BECAUSE THE CANAANITES LED THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO SERVE STRANGE gods.  JUDGES 3.1, 4, 6

Israel failed GOD’S test.

GOD TOLD ISRAEL TO DESTROY ALL THE CANAANITES, BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T, GOD SAID, THEY WILL TEACH YOU ALL THEIR ABOMINATIONS THAT THEY HAVE DONE FOR THEIR gods THAT WILL CAUSE YOU TO SIN AGAINST THE LORD YOUR GOD.

When people serve strange gods, they disobey just about every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible.

Many people are taught the blasphemous teaching that Christ fulfilled GOD’S Laws Written in The Law of Moses by His Death on the cross.  They are taught that GOD’S Law of Moses that has GOD’S Laws written in it from Genesis through Deuteronomy have no further validity.  They are abolished, they teach.

That false teaching is an abomination against THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY WHO IS THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE.

CONSIDER WHAT GOD DID TO THE CANAANITES BECAUSE THEY SERVED STRANGE gods.  IT’S NOT PRETTY.

Strange gods do not talk, they do not breathe, nor do they teach.  Men and women teach the false doctrine of the false gods they invent.

The jesus christ that abolished GOD’S Laws Written in The Law of Moses is not The Jesus Christ of The Bible.  The jesus christ that abolished GOD’S Laws written in The Law of Moses is a strange god.

BUT THE JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE, HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY, THE FATHER, JEHOVAH, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, HA SHEM ELOHIM, WHO LIVES, AND SPEAKS, AND TEACHES, AND SAYS, THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMANDMENT IS, SHEMA YISRAEL ADONAI ELOHENU, ADONAI EKHUD.  HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.  MARK 12.28-29

THE WORD HEAR IN HEBREW, AS YOU ALL KNOW, IS SHEMA, THAT MEANS, HEAR, LISTEN, PAY ATTENTION, AND OBEY O ISRAEL EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS, AND THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.

ALL THE LAWS AND COMMANDMENTS GIVEN TO MOSES BY GOD TO GIVE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE FOR ALL THE WORLD TO LIVE BY, FOR OUR GOOD. 

THE JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS, IT IS WRITTEN, MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.

The Bible is a Book about GOD, to know and understand GOD, and to know what GOD requires of you.  And what GOD requires of you is to Obey Every Word GOD Speaks from Genesis through Revelation, For the earth is The LORD’S and the fullness of it, the world, and they that dwell in it.

MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, PSALM 24.1

So because The Jewish People served Canaanite strange gods, disobeying The LORD Their GOD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL sent His People into exile from their Homeland Israel in 722 B.C.E. to Assyria, and 586 B.C.E. to Babylon.

LOOK, GOD ONLY PUNISHES PEOPLE, AS HE DID TO THE CANAANITES, FOR DISOBEYING HIM.  DISOBEYING WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE.

Therefore Laws written by man that disagree with what GOD Teaches in The Bible, in The Old Testament and in The New Testament, GOD rejects.  And it is GOD Who Judges.

WHEN YOU FOLLOW THE TEACHING OF GOD TO OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES THAT LIVES FOREVER, AND BELIEVE THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, YOU ARE CHOSEN OF GOD.  1 JOHN 5.3

As I was preparing this message, and reading that GOD Commanded The Children of Israel to kill every Canaanite in Canaan because GOD did not want the Canaanites to teach His Jewish People to do all the abominations that the Canaanites did for their gods, so that The Jewish People would not sin against The LORD Their GOD,

I kept thinking of the end of days that GOD will destroy this earth sometime in the future, and kill most all the people because, like the Canaanites, most people today disobey GOD.  It is written in ISAIAH 24.4-6.

We taught Torah, The Law of Moses over an eight year period.  And when you come to the end of The Torah in the last chapter of Deuteronomy, The Jewish people have not yet entered The Promised Land Canaan.  So it only made sense to continue into The Book of Joshua.  And it’s not very pretty.  The Canaanites were literally wiped off the face of the earth by GOD because their works were an abomination to GOD, serving strange gods, passing their kids through fire to their gods, practicing witchcraft and magic, having abominable sexual relations, and not obeying One Word of GOD.

And 3,400 years ago The Jewish People entered and possessed the Land of Canaan that today is The Everlasting Homeland of The Jewish People, now called The Land of Israel.

And because of three exiles in 722 B.C.E., 586 B.C.E. and 70 C.E./A.D., the first two for serving strange gods, and disobeying GOD, and the third for rejecting their GOD and Messiah Yeshua Ha Mashiakh, that is also disobeying GOD, The LORD Their GOD scattered His Jewish People among the Gentiles all over the world.  And I think of what GOD said in Judges 3.1, Now these are the nations which The LORD left to test Israel by them.

We Jewish People are being tested every day by the nations where we live.  Do we obey GOD, or not?  Do we abolish Torah, The Law of Moses? Do we believe in a trinity of three different gods?  DEUTERONOMY 8.1-3

Happily, some Gentiles have come to The Truth of GOD by living their lives by Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible that includes The Law of Moses.  And they believe that Jesus did not come to abolish The Law, but to forgive their sins.

And happily some Jewish People live according to The Truth of GOD Written in The Bible, Obeying Every Word GOD Speaks from Genesis through Revelation that includes The Law of Moses.  Knowing that Messiah Yeshua, The Jesus Christ of The Bible saves His People from their sins.

MATTHEW 1.21, MATTHEW 26.28, ISAIAH 52.13-15, ISAIAH 53

It’s so easy to please GOD.  Obey Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation that includes Torah, The Law of Moses, and have Atonement in Messiah Yeshua.  It’s quite simple.  GOD doesn’t make it difficult.  Man does.

So, L’Chaim, To Lifes, a good, healthy, prosperous, and successful life on earth with The GOD OF ISRAEL, and Eternal Life in Heaven, with THE GOD OF ISRAEL.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com