CHOOSE LIFE

Shalom,

Our teaching today will be from Ezekiel 3.1-27

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, CHOOSE LIFE.

So with that said, let’s read Ezekiel 3.1-27.

In 586 B.C.E./B.C. GOD sent His Jewish People into exile from southern Israel to Babylon, current-day Iraq, for seventy years because of their Disobedience to The LORD Their GOD by Disobeying The Words that GOD Spoke to them.

GOD said, His Chosen People Transgressed against GOD.  They were Impudent and Stiff Hearted.  GOD’S Chosen People Disobeyed The Words that GOD spoke to them.  EZEKIEL 2.1-5

GOD sent His Jewish People into exile three times because of their Disobedience to THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, GOD ALMIGHTY.

In 722 B.C.E./B.C. and in 586 B.C.E./B.C. for Their Disobedience to GOD.

2 KINGS 17.6-23, 2 CHRONICLES 36.11-21

And in 70 C.E./A.D. for Disobeying GOD by rejecting Their Jewish Messiah Yeshua Who is Ha Shem, GOD ALMIGHTY.

HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, MICAH 5.1,  CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, MICAH 5,2, MATTHEW 23.37-39, LUKE 19.41-44

Listen to these powerful Words that GOD Speaks to you, and me, and to all the world.

I call Heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing.  Therefore choose life that both you and your children shall live.

That you Shall Love The LORD Your GOD, and that you Shall Obey His Voice, and that you Shall Cleave to Him.  For He is Your Life, and the length of Your days that you shall dwell in The Land which The LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob to give to them.  DEUTERONOMY 30.19-20

THESE WORDS THAT GOD SPEAKS ARE OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE.  AND THEY APPLY TO YOU WHETHER YOU LIVE IN ISRAEL, LAS VEGAS, OR KATHMANDU, OR ANY OTHER PLACE.

THE VERY VERY FIRST WORDS, I REPEAT, THE VERY FIRST WORDS GOD SPOKE TO THE FIRST HUMAN BEING GOD CREATED, ADAM, WAS IN ESSENCE, CHOOSE LIFE BY OBEYING WHAT I AM COMMANDING YOU, OR CHOOSE DEATH FOR DISOBEYING ME.  UNFORTUNATELY, ADAM CHOSE DEATH BY DISOBEYING GOD.

AT THE BEGINNING OF GOD’S CREATION, GOD TEACHES THE WORLD HOW TO CHOOSE LIFE OR DEATH, BLESSING OR CURSING, BY EITHER OBEYING WHAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FOR LIFE AND BLESSING, OR DISOBEYING WHAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FOR DEATH AND CURSES.

As you well know, GOD created Adam and Eve to live forever in a perfect and sinless Garden of Eden world.  But they both Disobeyed GOD.  They Disobeyed The Words that GOD Spoke to Adam.

Just like today.  Most people Disobey what GOD Says in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation. That’s why there’s so much grief in the world, Disobedience to GOD. Disobedience to His Spoken Words in The Bible.

GOD gave Adam a Command not to eat the fruit of a certain tree in the Garden of Eden, because, GOD said, You will surely die if you eat from that tree.

But Adam and Eve Disobeyed GOD.  They listened to satan rather then GOD.  Satan lied, and told Eve, You will not surely die if you eat from that tree.

So Adam and Eve listened to satan. They Disobeyed GOD and ate from the tree that GOD told them not to eat from.  And instead of living an Eternal Life in a sinless world, they died as GOD promised.  And GOD always does what He says He will do.

And not only did Adam and Eve die, but GOD punished the human race for their sin.  And GOD also Prophesied hate between satan and The Woman.  The Woman, I believe, is The Jewish People.  SEE  REVELATION 12

GENESIS 3.15   Anti-Semitism is because of Jewish Disobedience to GOD.

GENESIS 3.16   And GOD also laid difficulty and pain on women giving birth.

GENESIS 3.17-19  And GOD cursed the ground making work difficult.

GENESIS 2.15-17, GENESIS 3.1-24, GENESIS 5.5

GOD’S punishment upon humanity is because the human race inherited the sin of Adam and Eve, Disobeying The Spoken Words of The LORD GOD OF CREATION.  Today, sin is Disobeying The Spoken Word of GOD recorded in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation.  And sin is also Transgressing GOD’S Laws Written in The Law of Moses in the first five Books of The Bible.  And according to The Bible all human beings are conceived in sin, and by one man, Adam, sin entered the world.

HEBREW BIBLE PSALM 51.7, CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 51.5, ROMANS 5.12, 1 JOHN 3.4

THEREFORE REPENTANCE IS REQUIRED BY GOD FOR EVERY HUMAN BEING TO BE RIGHT WITH GOD.  AND REPENTANCE IS ADDRESSED LATER IN THE MESSAGE.

I don’t understand why people do not see the consequences and curses for Disobeying GOD in the story of Adam and Eve.

GOD tells all the world, The Jewish People, and Gentiles, time after time in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation to Obey Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible for Life and Blessings.

GOD’S Words are Prophetic because if you Obey The LORD Your GOD, The LORD will Bless you with Life and Blessings.

And GOD’S Words are Prophetic if you Disobey The LORD Your GOD, because death and curses will overtake you.

Again, we’ll talk about Repentance later in The Message.

Let’s look at some of GOD’S warnings, you can call them Prophecies, for Life and Death, Blessing and Curse.

After all it is written in The Book of Ezekiel that GOD exiled His Jewish People into captivity from Israel to Babylon for seventy years because of their Disobedience to The Words that GOD Commanded them.

Do you think this is a warning?  GOD destroyed the entire world in the days of Noah because of Disobedience to GOD by wiping out the earth’s population with a flood, saving only Noah and his family of eight people because Noah Obeyed GOD.

GENESIS 6.1-13

AND GOD WILL DESTROY THE WORLD IN THE FUTURE FOR THE SAME REASON, DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD.  DISOBEYING THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD AND VIOLATING HIS LAW OF MOSES. 

ISAIAH 13.9, ISAIAH 24.4-6, 1 JOHN 3.4

So I’ve chosen a number of Scriptures in both The Old and New Testaments where GOD continuously sets before us Life and Death, Blessing and Cursing.

You know, just about everybody talks about Heaven where there is no sin, no death, no pain, no sickness, but only Perfection and Beauty, and Perfect Love, and The Perfection of Holiness that is Perfect Obedience to GOD.  People ask, Am I going to Heaven after I die?  Or did this one go to Heaven, or did that one go to Heaven?  Or my mother, or my father are looking down on me from Heaven.

But GOD has a path to Heaven.  And that is Choosing Life and Blessing.  Obeying Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation that includes The Law of Moses.  That is The Path to Heaven.  And GOD’S Spoken Word and His Law of Moses are not difficult.

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

GOD warns the world of Death and Cursing for homosexuality by destroying Sodom and Gomorrah and the sinners living in those cities.  But GOD saved Lot and his family alive because GOD saw Lot as Just and Righteous because Lot obeyed GOD.  Therefore GOD had two angels deliver Lot and his family out of those cities before The LORD rained fire and brimstone down on Sodom and Gomorrah.

GENESIS 19.1-5, 24-26, 2 PETER 2.6-9

GOD warns the world to have no other gods before Him.  Not to make any graven images or any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters under the earth.

But The Children of Israel paid the price for their Disobedience to GOD by worshipping strange gods during their forty year walk in the wilderness to The Promised Land, and even after they were in The Land of Israel.

EXODUS 20.1-6, NUMBERS 25.1-5, DEUTERONOMY 6.4, MARK 12.29,  2 KINGS 21.1-18

GOD warns His Jewish People, and all the world not to disobey Him, but to keep His Laws.  That is Prophesy for what will happen.

JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES,

Sanctification is Holiness that comes upon you when you have atonement today in The Messiah Yeshua, and live by Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible that includes The Law of Moses.

LEVITICUS 22.9, ROMANS 5.11, MATTHEW 4.4

GOD warns His Jewish People and all the world of curses for Disobeying Him.  That is also prophesy.

DEUTERONOMY 27.26, DEUTERONOMY 28.1-14,15-68

AND YES, GOD ALSO WARNS THE WORLD IN THE NEW TESTAMENT TO OBEY GOD BY LIVING YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO ALL HIS LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES.

LET’S LOOK AT SOME SCRIPTURES IN THE BOOK OF MATTHEW THAT TEACH LIFE AND BLESSINGS FOR OBEDIENCE TO THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW OF MOSES.

MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS THE MESSIAH, WHO IS JEHOVAH, GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER, THE ONE AND ONLY GOD, teaches the world to Repent by turning from all your sins of Disobeying The Spoken Word of GOD, and  Turning to GOD, being Lawful and Right by Obeying The Spoken Word of GOD that includes Obeying all GOD’S Laws Written in The Law of Moses.

MATTHEW 4.17, EZEKIEL 18.21, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, JOHN 14.9, DEUTERONOMY 8.3

EZEKIEL 18.21 IS CRITICAL FOR REPENTANCE.  WITHOUT TURNING FROM ALL YOUR SINS OF DISOBEYING GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN GENESIS THROUGH DEUTERONOMY, AND TURNING TO GOD IN OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW OF MOSES, YOUR FAITH IN JESUS IS IN VAIN.  BELIEF IN JESUS DOES NOT EXEMPT YOU FROM BEING LAWFUL AND RIGHT WITH GOD.  SEE THE WARNINGS.

Messiah Yeshua teaches about the narrow gate that is Obedience to GOD that leads to Life,  that few enter.  And the broad gate that is Disobedience to The Spoken Word of GOD that leads to Destruction, that many enter.

MATTHEW 7.13-14

MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD ALMIGHTY teaches that Doing The Will of The Father in Heaven is being Obedient to The Law, The Law of Moses.  But not doing The Will of GOD is being Disobedient to The Law, The Law of Moses.

AND THAT WILL LEAD MESSIAH TO SAY TO THE DISOBEDIENT, DEPART FROM ME YOU THAT WORK INIQUITY.  

HEBREW BIBLE PSALM 40.9, CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 40.8, MATTHEW 7.21-23, 1 JOHN 3.4

Messiah says, Follow Me, and let the dead bury the Dead.  Following Messiah is living your life by Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation that includes The Law of Moses.  The spiritual dead Disobey GOD.  MATTHEW 8.22

Messiah says, Do not fear them who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul.  But rather fear Him, GOD ALMIGHTY, Who is able to destroy both body and soul in hell.

The fear of The LORD will move you to do what GOD says in The Bible.  By so doing, you have Life and Blessings, and you are Heaven bound.

MATTHEW 10.28

MESSIAH ALSO TEACHES THAT HIS FAMILY ARE THOSE WHO HEAR THE WORD OF GOD, AND DO IT.

MATTHEW 12.50, LUKE 8.21

THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE THAT BOTH YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN SHALL LIVE.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

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