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

YES, GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL

Shalom,

Our teaching will be from Joshua 9.1-27.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, YES, GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.

And with that said, let’s read Joshua 9.1-27.

In summary, after The Children of Israel conquered, and possessed, and killed all the Canaanite people in Jericho, and in the city of Ai, all the kings of the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites came together to fight Joshua and Israel.

But when the people, who were Hivites, who lived in Gibeon, a city in the land of Canaan about 5 1/2 miles northwest of Jerusalem, heard what Joshua and The Israeli army did to Jericho and Ai, they did some trickery and made themselves to appear as Ambassadors.

It’s interesting to note that the word Trickery comes from The Hebrew Word Ahr’mah, that means Trickery with Wisdom.

And the Hivites from Gibeon sent men dressed as though they were traveling from a far country with old sacks upon their donkeys, and old wine bottles that were ripped and torn, and old clothing, and old spotted shoes, and food that was dry and moldy.  And they went to Joshua to the camp of Gilgal.  Gilgal is by the Jordan River.  It was not a long walk.

And the men from Gibeon said to Joshua and the men of Israel, We come from a far country.  That’s a lie.  Because they didn’t want to get killed.  That makes sense.  And the Gibeonites said to Joshua and the men of Israel, Make a covenant with us.  And the men of Israel said to the Hivites, Perhaps you live among us, and how shall we make a covenant with you?  And the Gibeonites said to Joshua, We will be your servants.

And Joshua said to them, Who are you?  And where do you come from?  And they said, From a very far country.  Your servants have come because of The Name of The LORD Your GOD, for we have heard the fame of Him, and all that He did in Egypt, and all that He did to the two kings of the Amorites and Bashan.  Therefore all our elders and people of our country spoke to us saying, Take food for your journey and go meet them, and say to them, We are your servants.  Therefore make a covenant with us.

So Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them without asking counsel from The LORD.  And Joshua agreed to let them live among the Children of Israel.  And the leaders of Israel swore an oath to The LORD that they could live in peace with Israel as servants.

So The Children of Israel continued their march through Canaan, and on the third day The Children of Israel came to the Gibeonite cities, and three other cities of the Gibeonites.  Not a far county, but a people of Canaan.  Still The Children of Israel did not kill them because the leaders of Israel had vowed an oath to The LORD GOD OF ISRAEL.  And The Congregation complained against the Israeli leaders.  But the leaders said to all The Congregation, We have vowed a vow to The LORD GOD of Israel.  Now therefore we can not touch them.  NUMBERS 30.1-2

These Jewish men knew The Word of GOD.

But this is what we will do with them, they said.  We will let the Gibeonites live lest wrath come upon us because of the oath we swore to The LORD.  And the leaders said to The Congregation, Let them live and let them be cutters of wood and drawers of water to all The Congregation as the leaders promised them.

So Joshua called for those Gibeonites, and asked them, Why have you tricked us telling us we are very far from you when you in fact are near by and live among us?  Now therefore, Joshua said, you are cursed.  None of you shall be freed from being servants cutting wood and drawing water for The House of my GOD.

Wow, I can think of a lot of things I would not want to do, but to help build The House of GOD, now that is a Blessing for the Gibeonites, not a curse.

And the Gibeonites answered Joshua, and said, We have certainly heard how The LORD Your GOD Commanded His servant Moses to give you all the land of Canaan and to kill all the people of Canaan.  Therefore we are scared to death for our lives because of you.  That is why we have done this thing.  Now we are in your hand.  As it seems good and right to you, that is what you should do to us.  EXODUS 23.23-33

So Joshua saw to it that they were not killed by the Children of Israel, and Joshua made them cutters of wood, and drawers of water for The Congregation, and for The Altar of The LORD to this day, The Bible says, in The Place that Joshua will choose.

Joshua said that the Gibeonites were cursed.  I’m not so sure they were cursed.  Working at The House of GOD is certainly not a curse.  JOSHUA 9.23

Let’s do a brief Biblical history on the Gibeonites who are Hivites while they lived in Israel and see if they were cursed or blessed.

The only people of Canaan that made peace with Israel were the Hivites, the people of Gibeon.  JOSHUA 11.16-20

Before Solomon built the first Temple in Jerusalem, The Tabernacle of The Congregation of GOD was in Gibeon along with a high place where Canaanite strange gods were worshiped by many of The Children of Israel.  Very sinful.

Originally, The Tabernacle in the wilderness was in Shiloh that was in the territory of the Tribe of Ephraim about 19 miles north of Jerusalem.  Thus The Tabernacle was moved from Shiloh to Gibeon.

2 CHRONICLES 1.1-3, JOSHUA 18.1

One of the reasons GOD exiled His Jewish People to Assyria and Babylon in 722 B.C.E. and 586 B.C.E. was because many Jewish People worshiped the strange gods of Canaan.  2 KINGS 17.6-25, JUDGES 3.1-6

JUDGES 3.1-6  GOD tested The Children of Israel among the Canaanite peoples, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and Jebusites to know if they would obey The Commandments of The LORD.  And they failed because verse 6 reads, And they, The Children of Israel, took their daughters, the daughters of the Canaanite peoples, to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served other gods. 

Continuing the brief history of the Hivites while they lived among The Jewish People in Israel, King David had Hivite men of war from Gibeon at his side.

1 CHRONICLES 12.1-4

And David had great respect for The Gibeonites.  2 SAMUEL 21.1-9

The Gibeonites were among The People of Judah whom GOD sent into captivity in 586 B.C.E. to Babylon.  And when the seventy years of captivity were complete, the Gibeonites returned with The Jewish People to Israel, and they worked at the second Temple.  NEHEMIAH 7.5, 25, NEHEMIAH 3.6-7

So from what I read in The Scriptures, Gibeonites, not all, blended in well with The Jewish People, and therefore I believe that GOD Blessed those Gibeonites who did not lead Jewish People to serve their strange gods.

LET’S TALK ABOUT SOME OF GOD’S BLESSINGS THAT GENTILES CAN EXPECT WHEN THEY BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.

WHEN GENTILES BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND DO NOT TEACH THE LIE TO JEWISH PEOPLE THAT TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED OR OPTIONAL, AND DO NOT TEACH THE LIE THAT THERE IS A TRINITY OF THREE DIFFERENT GODS, GOD WILL BLESS YOU.  SEE JUDGES 3.1-6

BECAUSE TEACHING JEWISH PEOPLE, OR FOR THAT MATTER, TEACHING ANY PEOPLE THAT THE LAW OF MOSES THAT IS THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IS ABOLISHED IS CURSING JEWISH PEOPLE WITH A BLASPHEMOUS LIE.  THE SAME APPLIES FOR TEACHING THE TRINITY TO JEWISH PEOPLE OF THREE DIFFERENT GODS, THAT JESUS IS THE SECOND GOD, DISTINCT AND DIFFERENT FROM THE FATHER.  THAT TOO IS A LIE, AND THAT TOO IS CURSING JEWISH PEOPLE.  

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, ISAIAH 40.8, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, JOHN 12.44-45, JOHN 14.9

GENESIS 12.3  GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO BLESS ABRAHAM, THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND ISRAEL.  ABRAHAM IS THE FATHER OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND ISRAEL IS THE EVERLASTING HOMELAND OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.  GENESIS 17.8

MESSIAH YESHUA WAS TOLD THAT A SERVANT OF A CERTAIN MAN, NOT JEWISH, WHO LOVES ISRAEL AND BUILT A SYNAGOGUE FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN THE LAND, NEEDED HEALING.  AND MESSIAH HEALED THE SERVANT.  LUKE 7.1-10

THEREFORE GOD WILL BLESS YOU WITH GOOD HEALTH FOR BLESSING THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.

GOD WILL BLESS THOSE WHO BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE WITH PROTECTION, AND CHILDREN, IF THEY WANT CHILDREN, OR MORE CHILDREN.  GENESIS 26.24

AND THE LORD WILL BLESS YOUR FAMILY FOR YOUR SAKE WHEN YOU BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.  GENESIS 30.27

GOD WILL BLESS YOU WITH HEALTH, AND TAKE SICKNESS AWAY FROM YOU, AND BLESS YOUR FOOD AND YOUR WATER WHEN YOU BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.  EXODUS 23.24-25

THE LORD WILL BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU, AND MAKE HIS FACE SHINE UPON YOU, AND BE GRACIOUS TO YOU.  THE LORD WILL LIFT UP HIS COUNTENANCE UPON YOU, AND GIVE YOU PEACE WHEN YOU BLESS ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.  NUMBERS 6.22-27

THE LORD WILL BLESS ALL THAT YOU DO.  HE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU, AND PROTECT YOU.  AND YOU WILL LACK NOTHING WHEN YOU BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.  DEUTERONOMY 2.7

WHEN YOU BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL, GOD WILL KEEP HIS COVENANT OF MERCY WITH YOU, AND HE WILL LOVE YOU, AND BLESS YOU, AND BLESS YOUR CHILDREN, AND YOUR WORK. 

DEUTERONOMY 7.12-13

GOD WILL BLESS YOU IN SO MANY WAYS WHEN YOU BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.  DEUTERONOMY 28.1-14

WHEN YOU BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL, GOD WILL BLESS YOU, BECAUSE GOD SEES YOU AS RIGHTEOUS, AND WITH FAVOR GOD WILL SURROUND YOU AS A SHIELD OF PROTECTION.  PSALM 5.12

AND GOD WILL GIVE YOU GODLY COUNSEL, AND YOUR MIND WILL INSTRUCT YOU IN THE NIGHT.  PERHAPS IN DREAMS.  PSALM 16.7

WHEN YOU BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL, THE LORD WILL BLESS YOU OUT OF ZION, AND YOU WILL SEE THE GOOD OF JERUSALEM ALL THE DAYS OF YOUR LIFE.  PSALM 128.1-6

WHEN YOU BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL, YOURS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.  YOU WILL BE COMFORTED, AND INHERIT THE EARTH WHICH IS ETERNAL LIFE IN THE 1,000 YEAR MESSIANIC KINGDOM ON EARTH IN ISRAEL AND IN HEAVEN FOREVER.  YOU WILL ALWAYS BE FILLED WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS FROM GOD.  YOU WILL OBTAIN MERCY, AND YOU WILL SEE GOD.  YOU ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD, AND YOU ARE BLESSED BY GOD WHEN YOU BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.  MATTHEW 5.1-12

YOU ARE IN THE FAMILY OF GOD WHEN YOU BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.  LUKE 8.21

AND GOD SEES YOU AS RIGHTEOUS, AND YOU WILL INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN, AND NOT EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT IN HELL, WHEN YOU BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.  MATTHEW 25.46

SO YES, GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.  GENESIS 12.3, MATTHEW 25.31-46

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

www.bethelohenu@gmail.com

THE LORD IS A MAN OF WAR. HE GIVES VICTORY TO HIS PEOPLE WHO DO WHAT HE SAYS.

Shalom,

Our teaching today will come from Joshua 8.1-35.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THE LORD IS A MAN OF WAR.  HE GIVES VICTORY TO HIS PEOPLE WHO DO WHAT HE SAYS.

The events in Joshua Chapter 8 come immediately after GOD Commanded Joshua to destroy the cursed thing from among The Children of Israel for disobeying GOD by stealing Things of Jericho that were Devoted to GOD.  And GOD told Joshua, He that is taken with the Devoted Things shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he has, because he transgressed The Covenant of The LORD, and because he did wickedness in Israel.

Wickedness is disobeying GOD.  The Covenant of The LORD is GOD’S Spoken Word that is Law.

And the man Achan who stole The Devoted Things to The LORD, and all his family were taken, and stoned, and burned with fire because of this man’s sin.  JOSHUA 7.13-15, 25-26

JOSHUA 8.1  Earlier, Joshua, not knowing of Achan’s sin, had sent some 3,000 fighting men of Israel up to the Canaanite city of Ai that had few people, to destroy the city and possess it.  But the few people of Ai chased the 3,000 Israeli fighters and killed 36 of them because Israel had sinned by this man Achan for stealing The Devoted Things.  Now that Achan was dead, GOD has forgiven Israel, and again GOD stands with Israel in the battle.

And The LORD told Joshua, don’t be frightened.  Take all your people of war and go up to Ai.  I have given it into your hand, the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land.

JOSHUA 8.2  So GOD said to Joshua, You shall do to Ai, and her king, as you did to Jericho and her king.  That is, destroy the city of Ai, kill all the people in it.  Kill the king, and set the place on fire.  But this time, GOD said, take the spoil and the animals for yourselves.

During their 40 year journey through the wilderness from Egypt to The Promised Land Canaan, GOD Commanded The Children of Israel often that they were to kill all the Canaanites when they entered Canaan because the Canaanites worshiped strange gods, sacrificed their children to their strange gods, their sexual relations were an abomination to GOD, and they practiced magic and witchcraft, and lived their lives in violation to every Law of GOD.

THEREFORE GOD WOULD NOT ALLOW HIS HOLY PEOPLE, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE CANAANITES.

EXODUS 23.23-33, DEUTERONOMY 18.9-14, DEUTERONOMY 20.16-18  

And GOD told Joshua how to fight this battle for the city of Ai.  Set an ambush behind the city.  An ambush is a surprise attack.

JOSHUA 8.3-8  So Joshua and all the men of war prepared for the battle with thirty thousand men.  And he sent them out at night.

And Joshua told them to lie in wait behind the city and be ready.  And he, Joshua, and all the people with him will approach the city.  But when the fighters of Ai come out against us, we will run from before them, and that will draw them out of the city.  Then the other group of fighters will ambush the city and take it, for The LORD Your GOD will deliver it into your hand.  And when you take the city, set it on fire as The LORD Commands us.

JOSHUA 8.9-17  So Joshua went with about 5,000 fighting men to approach the city.  And the other 25,000 fighters waited behind the city in ambush.

And the king of Ai saw the 5,000 Israelis approaching the city in the valley, and the king quickly assembled his men for the battle.  And they went out against the Israelis.  And Joshua and his men made as though they were beaten and ran from before the army of Ai into the wilderness.  And the king of Ai commanded his army to charge after the Israelis.  Thus the king and his army were drawn from their city, and there was not one man left in Ai.  They left the city open as they ran after the Israelis.

JOSHUA 8.18-23  And The LORD said to Joshua, Stretch out your spear toward Ai.  And Joshua did as GOD said.  And the ambush was on.  And the Israeli fighters ran into the city, and took it.  And they set the city of Ai on fire.  And when the men of Ai looked back, they saw smoke from the city rising up into the sky.  And there was no power left in them to run this way or that way.  And they were surrounded by the Israeli army.  And the Israeli fighters who ran into the wilderness turned back on the men of Ai, and killed them as The LORD Commanded them, and they left none alive but the king whom they took and brought to Joshua.

JOSHUA 8.24-29  Israel killed that day about 12,000 men and women from the city of Ai in the field, and in the wilderness.  And Israel returned to destroy the city of Ai as GOD Commanded them.  And The Bible says that Joshua did not draw his hand back until he had every person of Ai killed.  Only the animals and the spoil of the city, Israel took for themselves according to The Word that GOD Commanded Joshua.

And Joshua burned Ai, and made it a heap forever.  And the king of Ai was hung on a tree until evening.  And as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that the king’s carcass should be taken down from the tree and tossed at the entrance of the city.  And heap on the carcass a great pile of stones that The Bible says, remains to this day.

JOSHUA 8.30-35  So Joshua built an Altar to The LORD GOD OF ISRAEL in Mount Ebal.  And they offered burnt offerings on it to The LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.  And Joshua had written upon the stones The Law of Moses in the presence of The Children of Israel.

The Law of Moses contains The Laws of GOD that were given by Moses.  And all Israel, and the elders, and the officers, and the judges, stood on one side of The Ark, and on the other side of The Ark were The Priests the Levites who carried The Ark of The Covenant of The LORD, as well as the stranger, as he that was born among them.  Half of them in front of Mount Gerizim, and half in front of Mount Ebal as Moses the Servant of The LORD commanded before that they should bless The People of Israel.

And afterward, Joshua read The Words of The Law, the blessings and the curses according to all that is written in The Book of The Law.  There was not a Word of all that Moses commanded which Joshua did not read before all The Congregation of Israel, with the women and the little ones, and the strangers who were living among them.

OBEDIENCE TO GOD IS ESSENTIAL FOR VICTORY IN LIFE.

Now, you might ask, Why would GOD have all the Canaanites killed, because they didn’t know that it was an abomination to serve strange gods, nor did they know that sacrificing their children to their gods was an abomination, nor did they know about GOD’S Laws?  So why would GOD have them all killed?

The time in history when GOD Commanded The Children of Israel to enter Canaan and possess it, and kill every Canaanite was about 3,400 years ago.  Again, because the Canaanites served strange gods, sacrificed their children to their strange gods by passing them through fire killing their little kids, practicing magic, having abominable sexual relations, and disobeying every Law of GOD.

The following Scriptures will tell you why GOD Commanded Israel to kill all the Canaanites.  Because every abomination to The LORD that GOD hates, the Canaanites did to their gods.

DEUTERONOMY 18.9-10, DEUTERONOMY 12.29-31, LEVITICUS 20.1-5, 2 KINGS 16.1-3, 2 KINGS 21.1-7, JEREMIAH 19.1-8, JEREMIAH 32.34-36

Okay, the question is this, How would the Canaanites, and other peoples 3,400 years ago know anything about GOD and His Laws?  The Children of Israel were the only people in the world whom GOD gave His Laws to by Moses for Israel and all the world. The Canaanites and the rest of the world knew nothing about GOD, except The Jewish People, The Children of Israel.

Let’s go back in history.  There were no Jewish People until Abraham and Sarah about 2,000 years after GOD Created the heavens and the earth.  And there was no one there at the Creation to announce GOD’S Creation or teach GOD’S Laws.

But The Bible says, On the seventh day GOD ended His Work and He rested.  And GOD blessed The seventh day and made it Holy.

GOD SPOKE THESE WORDS TO MOSES SOME 2,500 YEARS AFTER THE CREATION THAT IS RECORDED IN THE BIBLE FOR ALL THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH AND ALL THAT ARE IN THEM.

And GOD made man out of the dust of the ground, and gave him life by breathing life into his nostrils.  And GOD made the woman Eve.  That you all know.  And GOD spoke directly to Adam, the first human, but he and his wife, as you know, disobeyed GOD.

GENESIS 1, GENESIS 2.1-3, 16-17, GENESIS 3.3.1-4

And The Bible says that Abel, a son of Adam and Eve, brought his firstborn sheep as a sacrificial offering to GOD.  And GOD respected Abel’s offering.  But GOD did not respect his brother Cain’s offering of the first of his crops.

How did Abel, Adam and Eve’s son, know that the correct offering to GOD was a clean animal sacrifice?  Who told him?  Who taught Him?

GENESIS 4.3-5

And Enoch.  Enoch walked with GOD, and GOD took him.

GENESIS 5.22-24  The Hebrew Word for, AND WALKED, as in, AND Enoch WALKED with GOD is, VAH’YEET’HALAKH, meaning, Enoch Followed GOD.  Enoch lived His Life according to GOD’S Laws of the time.  And GOD took Enoch to Heaven.

How did Enoch know how to follow GOD thousands of years before GOD gave His Laws to Moses for The Jewish People and for all the world to know how to live a GODLY life?  

Then The Bible describes the flood in Noah’s day, perhaps 1,500 to 2,000 thousand years after the Creation, but well before GOD’S Laws that were given to Moses. As you know, the flood killed every human being except Noah, his wife, their three sons, and their wives, because GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continuously.

But GOD said, Noah found grace in The Eyes of The LORD.  For Noah was a Just man and Perfect in his generations.  And Noah Walked with GOD.

GENESIS 6.5-9, GENESIS 4.11

How did Noah know anything about obeying GOD?  How did Noah even know what to obey?  But yet the rest of humanity did not obey GOD?  GOD said, they were wicked.

Then there is Abraham.  GOD said of Abraham while GOD was on His Way to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because of their sin, For I know Abraham, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep The Way of The LORD to do Justice and Judgment that The LORD may bring upon Abraham that which He has Spoken of Him.

GENESIS 18.16-19

When GOD chose Abraham, GOD said that He would make of Abraham a great nation.  That nation is Israel.  And make his name great.  And Abraham shall be a blessing.  And GOD will bless those who bless Abraham and curse those who curse Abraham, and in Abraham shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

GENESIS 12.1-3

So, how did Abel, Enoch, Noah, and Abraham know how to walk with GOD, and please GOD?  How did they know what to obey to be perfect with GOD?  Moses wasn’t even born yet, and hundreds of years away from receiving GOD’S Laws from GOD, and recording them.

So how would the Canaanites know how to obey GOD?

Here’s my answer.  The breath every human being breathes is The Spirit of GOD.  The Spirit of GOD is GOD.  It is Written, And The LORD GOD formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed life into his nostrils.  And man became a living soul.  GENESIS 2.7

EVERY HUMAN BEING IS LED BY GOD, BY GOD’S SPIRIT IN US.  BUT VERY FEW ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD TO KNOW GOD, AND OBEY WHAT GOD REQUIRES OF US.

IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE THAT GOD HAS GIVEN MOST PEOPLE A HEART NOT TO UNDERSTAND, AND EYES NOT TO SEE, AND EARS NOT TO HEAR. 

THAT IS, GOD HAS GIVEN MOST PEOPLE A HEART NOT TO KNOW GOD, AND EYES NOT TO SEE THE TRUTH OF GOD, AND EARS NOT TO HEAR AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

HEBREW BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.3, CHRISTIAN BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.4, ISAIAH 6.8-13, JOHN 12.37-40, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

AND MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD ALMIGHTY, SAYS, YOU HAVE NOT CHOSEN ME, BUT I HAVE CHOSEN YOU.  JOHN 15.16

AND MESSIAH ALSO SAYS, FOR MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN.  MATTHEW 22.14

GOD ALSO SPEAKS TO PEOPLE AS HE SPOKE TO ADAM AND ABRAHAM.

WE DON’T KNOW HOW GOD DOES IT, BUT GOD LEADS EVERY HUMAN BEING BY HIS SPIRIT THAT IS IN EVERYONE.

THEREFORE GOD LED ABEL, ENOCH, NOAH AND ABRAHAM BY HIS SPIRIT TO KNOW GOD, TO LIVE THEIR LIVES ACCORDING TO ALL THAT GOD REQUIRED OF THEM TO BE PERFECT WITH GOD, TO OBSERVE GOD’S HOLY SABBATH ON THE SEVENTH DAY, AND NEVER TO MURDER, AND TO DO EVERYTHING THAT GOD EXPECTED OF THEM. 

THEY WERE PERFECT IN THE SIGHT OF GOD BECAUSE GOD LED THEM IN THE WAY THAT THEY SHOULD GO.

EXODUS 15.11-13, DEUTERONOMY 8.11-15, HEBREW BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.4, CHRISTIAN BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.5, DEUTERONOMY 32.8-12, PSALM 143.10, ISAIAH 48.16-17, EZEKIEL 36.27-28, JOHN 6.44, ROMANS 8.14

OTHERS, GOD HAS GIVEN THEM A HEART NOT TO UNDERSTAND GOD, AND EYES NOT TO SEE THE TRUTH OF GOD, AND EARS NOT TO HEAR AND OBEY THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.  DEUTERONOMY 8.3.

THEREFORE GOD, BY HIS SPIRIT IN THE CANAANITES, DID NOT GIVE THE CANAANITES A HEART TO UNDERSTAND GOD, NOR EYES TO SEE THE TRUTH OF GOD, NOR EARS TO HEAR AND OBEY GOD.  BUT RATHER, THE CANAANITES DID EVERY ABOMINATION TO THE LORD WHICH GOD HATES. LEVITICUS 12.31

BUT FOR THOSE WHO HEAR AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION, AND KNOW AND BELIEVE THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, AND NOT A TRINITY OF THREE DIFFERENT GODS, GOD HAS GIVEN YOU A HEART TO UNDERSTAND GOD, AND EYES TO SEE THE TRUTH OF GOD, AND EARS TO HEAR AND OBEY GOD.  YOU ARE THE FEW WHO ARE CHOSEN BY GOD.

AND FOR THOSE WHOM GOD HAS LED TO BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL AS IT IS WRITTEN IN GENESIS 12.3 AND MATTHEW 25.31-46, YOU ARE ALSO BLESSED.

SO, YES, THE LORD IS A MAN OF WAR.  HE GIVES VICTORY TO THOSE WHO DO WHAT HE SAYS.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES. ABOLISHING THE LAW OF MOSES ABOLISHES THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD, AND THAT IS SIN THAT BRINGS EVIL UPON MAN.

Shalom,

Our teaching will come from Joshua 7.1-26.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES.  ABOLISHING THE LAW OF MOSES ABOLISHES THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD, AND THAT IS SIN THAT BRINGS EVIL UPON MAN.

ISAIAH 40.8, 1 PETER 1.23-25

And with that said, let’s read Joshua 7.1-26.

Let’s summarize these verses.

The Children of Israel entered The Promised Land Canaan after 400 years of Egyptian slavery, and walking through the wilderness for 40 years from Egypt to Canaan.

Canaan became The Land of Israel after The Children of Israel conquered and possessed Canaan that GOD gave to The Jewish People for an Everlasting Possession 3,400 years ago.  GENESIS 17.8

The Children of Israel were in Jericho of Canaan.  And GOD caused the wall of Jericho to fall down flat, and at GOD’S Command, The Children of Israel killed all the inhabitants of Jericho except Rahab the harlot, and all her family, because she hid The Jewish messengers that were sent to spy out the land.  And Israel possessed Jericho.

GOD Commanded Israel to kill all the Canaanites in the city, and burn Jericho because The LORD did not want His People, The Children of Israel, whom GOD made a Holy People, to defile themselves with the abominations of the Canaanites who worshiped false gods, had abominable sexual relations, practiced magic and witchcraft, and lived their lives in violation of Every Law of GOD.

HOLINESS IS LIVING BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.

EXODUS 23.20-33, LEVITICUS 18, LEVITICUS 19.2, LEVITICUS 20, NUMBERS 33.50-56, DEUTERONOMY 7.1-6-26, DEUTERONOMY 18.9-14, DEUTERONOMY 20.16-18, 1 KINGS 21.26

AND GOD COMMANDED JOSHUA TO SAY TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, JERICHO, AND ALL THAT ARE IN IT, ARE DEVOTED TO THE LORD.  BEWARE, KEEP YOURSELVES FROM THE DEVOTED THINGS LEST YOU MAKE YOURSELVES A CURSED THING WHEN YOU TAKE OF THE DEVOTED THINGS, AND MAKE THE CAMP OF ISRAEL A CURSE.  JOSHUA 6.16-19

THIS COMMAND IS SIMILAR TO WHAT GOD COMMANDED ADAM WHOM GOD CREATED TO LIVE FOREVER.  GOD SAID TO ADAM, OF EVERY TREE OF THE GARDEN YOU MAY FREELY EAT, BUT OF THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL YOU SHALL NOT EAT OF IT.  FOR IN THE DAY THAT YOU EAT OF IT, YOU SHALL SURELY DIE.

WE KNOW HOW THAT ENDED.  IN DEATH BECAUSE ADAM AND EVE DISOBEYED GOD.

GENESIS 2.16-17, GENESIS 3.4, 22, GENESIS 5.5

Back to Joshua.  But The Children of Israel sinned against GOD. A man by the name of Achan from the Tribe of Judah took of the Devoted Things, and the anger of The LORD burned against The Children of Israel.

But not knowing of GOD’S anger, Joshua sent about 3,000 men to a Canaanite city of few people called Ai to destroy it.  But the 3,000 men of Israel fled from before the few men of Ai.  And the Canaanite men killed about 36 Israeli men of war.  And the Canaanites chased them, and killed them, and the hearts of The Children of Israel melted, and became as water.

And Joshua tore his clothes and fell face down to the ground before The Ark of The LORD, he, and the elders of Israel, till evening, and put dust upon their heads.

And Joshua said, O LORD GOD, why have you brought this People over the Jordan to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us?  If only we had been content to live on the other side of the Jordan.

And The LORD said to Joshua, Get yourself up.  Why are you going on this way on your face?  Israel has sinned.  And they have also transgressed My Covenant which I have Commanded them, for they have taken of The Devoted Things, and have stolen, and deceived, and put them among their things.

GOD’S COVENANT IS HIS SPOKEN WORD THAT IS LAW FOREVER. 

PSALM 105.8-10

And GOD said to Joshua, The Children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies because they were cursed.  Neither will I be with you any more except you destroy the cursed from among you.

Rise up and Sanctify The People for tomorrow.  For thus saith The LORD GOD OF ISRAEL, There is a cursed thing among you, O Israel.  You can not stand before your enemies until you take away the cursed thing from among you.

In the morning you shall be brought according to your tribes, and the tribe which The LORD shall take shall come according to their families.  And the family which The LORD shall take shall come man by man.

And it shall be that he that is taken with The Devoted Thing shall be burned with fire, he and all that he has, because he has sinned against The Covenant of The LORD.  That is, he has sinned against The Spoken Word of GOD.  He has done wickedness in Israel.

So Joshua rose up early in the morning and brought Israel by their tribes, and the tribe of Judah was taken.  And he brought the families of Judah, and he took the family of the Zarhites, and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man.  And Zabdi was taken.  And Joshua brought Zabdi’s household man by man, and Achan was taken.

And Joshua said to Achan, My son, I beg you, give Thanks to The LORD GOD OF ISRAEL and make confession to Him, and tell me now what you have done.  Do not hide it from me.

And Achan confessed, and said, I have sinned against The LORD GOD OF ISRAEL, and I have done this.

When I saw among the spoils a beautiful Babylonian garment, and 200 shekels of silver, and a bar of gold of 50 shekels weight, I took them, and they are hid in the ground in my tent, and the silver is under it.

So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent, and there The Devoted Things to GOD were hidden in the tent.

And they brought them to Joshua, and to all The Children of Israel, and laid them out before The LORD.

And Joshua, and all Israel took Achan, and the silver, and the garment, and the bar of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his donkeys, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had, and they brought them to the valley of Achor, a Hebrew word meaning Trouble.

And Joshua said, Why have you troubled us?  The LORD shall trouble you this day.  And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire after they stoned them with stones.

And they raised over him a great heap of stones.  So The LORD turned from the fierceness of His Anger.  And name of that place is called the Valley of Achor, or the Valley of Trouble.

Because of this man’s sin, he, and his wife, and his children, were killed, and all that he owned destroyed.  And 36 fighting men of Israel were killed because of one man’s sin, Disobeying The Spoken Word of GOD, The Everlasting Covenant of The LORD that GOD requires all mankind to obey.

Is not GOD The GOD of the Gentiles also?  ROMANS 3.29

WHY DON’T BIBLE TEACHERS TEACH WHAT SIN IS?

IT IS CLEARLY WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE THAT SIN IS BREAKING ANY LAW OF GOD IN THE LAW OF MOSES WRITTEN IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.

AND SIN IS ALSO TRANSGRESSING ANY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

LOOK, NO ONE CAN ABOLISH GOD’S LAW.  NOT EVEN GOD.

For a Bible teacher to prepare a Message or a Bible Study, that person must spend hours searching The Bible for thoughts and Words to speak, and verses of Scripture to back their teaching and explain.  The Bible teacher sees throughout The Scriptures that sin is disobeying anything GOD says.  Therefore The Bible teacher must tell the people whom he is teaching that Sin is disobeying any Word GOD Speaks in The Bible.  And sin is also Disobeying any Word GOD speaks in Torah, The Law of Moses.  It’s that simple because Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible is Law that must be obeyed by everyone.

1 JOHN 3.4, NUMBERS 5.6, NUMBERS 15.29-31, ISAIAH 24.4-6, ISAIAH 42.24-25, LUKE 8.21, LUKE 16.17

ANYONE WHO READS THE BIBLE CAN ALSO SEE THAT EVERY EVIL JUDGMENT FROM GOD SUCH AS KILLINGS, MURDER, WARS, PLAGUES LIKE CORONAVIRUS, BEING DISPOSSESSED FROM LANDS, SICKNESS, DISEASE, FIRES, EARTHQUAKES, STORMS, ETC., ARE BECAUSE PEOPLE DISOBEY THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION. 

JOSHUA 6.16-19, JOSHUA 7.15, 1 CHRONICLES 16.15-17, ISAIAH 45.7

Jesus never came to abolish The Law of Moses.  Jesus The Messiah came to be our Atonement, and to set an example for humanity to follow by living your life according to The Law of Moses.  That is why Jesus did not sin.  He obeyed Torah, The Law of Moses.

MATTHEW 26.28, 1 PETER 2.21-22, ROMANS 5.11

The Church Doctrine that Jesus, or Paul, or whoever, abolished The Law of Moses is satanic.  By teaching that The Law of Moses is no longer in effect, The Church teaches Sin and Disobedience to GOD.  And sin, that is Disobedience to GOD, is the One Reason for all the evil in the world.

Abolishing The Law of Moses is a Salvation killer and a Doctrine for curses and hell.  Religion should teach how to have a relationship with The GOD of Heaven by living your life according to Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible.  That is what GOD requires of all mankind.  DEUTERONOMY 28

Look at the world today with coronavirus.  The United States looks like war zones in various places.  Because The Law of Moses is not obeyed.

GOD COMMANDS US NOT TO ADD TO THE WORD GOD COMMANDS US, NOR TAKE AWAY FROM IT, THAT WE KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD OUR GOD THAT GOD COMMANDS US.  DEUTERONOMY 4.2

THE SHEMA IS VERY IMPORTANT IN JUDAISM.

SHEMA YISRAEL ADONAI ELOHENU, ADONAI EKHAD.  HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.  DEUTERONOMY 6.4

HEAR, AS IN HEAR O ISRAEL, IS FROM THE HEBREW WORD, SHEMA, THAT ALSO MEANS, LISTEN AND OBEY.

GOD SAID THROUGH HIS PROPHET MOSES, HEAR O ISRAEL, LISTEN TO AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.

GOD REQUIRES EVERYONE TO HEAR, LISTEN TO, AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN HIS BOOK, THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW TESTAMENT THAT IS ONE BIBLE, GOD PROVIDES THE WORLD WITH THE COMPLETE COLLECTION OF SACRED WRITINGS DEDICATED TO THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB, WRITTEN BY JEWISH PEOPLE FROM ISRAEL IN ANCIENT TIMES.

THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, HA SHEM, SPEAKS, OR IS WRITTEN ABOUT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 1,354 TIMES.

AND THE LORD, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB, HA SHEM, SPEAKS, OR IS WRITTEN ABOUT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 719 TIMES.

AND THE JEWISH MESSIAH CALLED CHRIST IN CHRISTIANITY, WHO IS HA SHEM, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, SPEAKS, OR IS WRITTEN ABOUT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 556 TIMES.

AND JESUS, THE CHRISTIAN NAME FOR THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA, IS HA SHEM, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, SPEAKS, OR IS WRITTEN ABOUT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 983 TIMES.

THEREFORE GOD, THE LORD, MESSIAH, AND JESUS, ALL ONE AND THE SAME GOD, SPEAK, OR ARE WRITTEN ABOUT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 3,603 TIMES.

MANY JEWISH PEOPLE RECITE THE SHEMA EVERY MORNING AND EVENING BECAUSE THE SHEMA IS THE BASIC, THEOLOGICAL STATEMENT OF JUDAISM, THE JEWISH CONFESSION OF FAITH.  HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.

THE SHEMA TEACHES JEWISH PEOPLE AND ALL PEOPLES TO HEAR, LISTEN TO, AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.  

GOD SPEAKS THROUGHOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT 3,603 TIMES. 

MARK 12.29

ADD TO THAT, THE LORD GOD SPEAKS, OR IS WRITTEN ABOUT IN TNAKH, THE OLD TESTAMENT, 10,210 TIMES, OR A TOTAL OF 13,813 TIMES IN BOTH TESTAMENTS.

THE BIBLE IS A BOOK ABOUT GOD, FOR GOD IS YOUR LIFE.

GOD COMMANDS EVERYONE TO HEAR, LISTEN TO, AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS.  IT IS WRITTEN. 

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

READING THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION IS READING ABOUT GOD, KNOWING AND UNDERSTANDING WHO GOD IS, AND WHAT GOD REQUIRES OF YOU.  GOD COMMANDS YOU TO HEAR, LISTEN TO, AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IN TNAKH AND THE NEW TESTAMENT.  AND KNOW THAT THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, AND THE MESSIAH YESHUA, ARE HA SHEM ELOHIM, ONE AND THE SAME GOD.  BECAUSE THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.  AND MESSIAH YESHUA IS THAT ONE GOD.

THE NEW TESTAMENT IS ALSO A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF SACRED WRITINGS DEDICATED TO THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA.

NEW TESTAMENT IN HEBREW IS B’RIT CHADASHA, MEANING NEW COVENANT.  AND GOD WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT WITH YOU WHEN YOU RECEIVE MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT, AND LIVE YOUR LIFE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND GOD WILL PUT HIS TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES IN YOUR INNERMOST BEING, AND WRITE IT UPON YOUR HEART.  AND GOD WILL BE YOUR GOD, AND GOD WILL COUNT YOU AMONG HIS PEOPLE.  AND THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL FORGIVE YOUR INIQUITY, AND REMEMBER YOUR SIN NO MORE. 

HEBREW BIBLE JEREMIAH 31.30-33, CHRISTIAN BIBLE JEREMIAH 31.31-34

THEREFORE REJECTING MESSIAH YESHUA IS SIN BECAUSE IT IS WRITTEN, THE LORD GOD, IN THE PERSON OF MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD THE FATHER, THE ONE WHO SENT HIM.  AND HIS SHED BLOOD IS FOR YOUR ATONEMENT, THE FORGIVENESS OF ALL YOUR SINS.

BUT AFTER RECEIVING MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD REQUIRES YOU TO LIVE YOUR LIFE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE WHICH IS NOT DIFFICULT, BUT FOR YOUR GOOD.

THEREFORE BELIEVING IN THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA FOR ATONEMENT, AND LIVING YOUR LIFE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE RESULTS IN A GOOD, PROSPEROUS LIFE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

LEVITICUS 17.8,9,11, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, MICAH 5.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, MICAH 5.2, ISAIAH 43.10-11, ISAIAH 53.10, MATTHEW 26.28. JOHN 11.26, JOHN 12.44-45, JOHN 14.9, 1 JOHN 3.4

BARUKH HASHEM ADONAI YESHUA.  BLESSED IS THE LORD YESHUA.  

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gnail.com

GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL, AND GOD CURSES THOSE WHO CURSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL. WITNESS RAHAB THE HARLOT.

Shalom,

Our teaching will continue in The Book of Joshua from Joshua 6.1-27.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL, AND GOD CURSES THOSE WHO CURSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.  WITNESS RAHAB THE HARLOT.

And with that said, let’s read Joshua 6.1-27.

After being delivered by The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY from 400 years of Egyptian slavery, and forty years of walking through a great and terrible wilderness to The Promised land Canaan that would become The Land of Israel, The Children of Israel have crossed The Jordan River and are in The Promised Land Canaan, in Jericho.  And there is no resistance from the Canaanites when The Children of Israel walk into Canaan.

Joshua had sent out two spies into Canaan to secretly spy out the land and Jericho.  And they entered a harlot’s house named Rahab and stayed there.

But the king of Jericho was told that two men of The Children of Israel came to Jericho to search out the country.  And the king sent men to Rahab’s house to inquire, but Rahab helped The Jewish spies escape.  And in so doing, the spies promised Rahab kindness when The Children of Israel destroy Jericho, and conquer the land of Canaan.  But they will keep Rahab and all her family alive.

So the spies searched out the land.  And they returned to Joshua and said to him, Truly The LORD has delivered all the land of Canaan into our hands because all the people and the country faint because of us.  JOSHUA 2

So let’s summarize Joshua Chapter 6.

Jericho was tightly shut up because of The Children of Israel.  Some two and a half, to three million Jewish People were in Canaan by The Jordan River.  And Jericho is in The Jordan Valley near the Jordan River.  And no one in Jericho went out, and no one went in.

And The LORD said to Joshua, See, I have given you Jericho into your hand, and their king, and their mighty men of war.

Now, you and all your men of war shall circle the city once.  This you shall do six days.  And seven Priests shall carry seven shofars before The Ark of The Covenant.

And the seventh day, you shall circle the city seven times, and The Priests shall blow their shofars.  And it shall be when they make a long blast of their shofars, and when you hear the sound of the ram’s horn, all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and The People shall enter the city.

So the army went before The seven Priests while The Priests blew their shofars.  And The Ark of The Covenant followed carried by four Levites.  So the Jewish army, the seven Priests blowing shofars, and The Ark of The Covenant.  And after The Ark were more army people.  And they circled the city of Jericho, and returned to the camp.

And on the seventh day, The People rose early and circled the city of Jericho seven times while The Priests blew their shofars.  And the seventh time, when the Priests blew their shofars with a loud and long blast, Joshua cried out to The People, Shout, for The LORD has given you the city.  And the city and all that is in it are devoted to The LORD.  Only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all who are with her in her house because she hid the messengers whom we sent.

So when The Priests blew their shofars loud and long, The People Shouted with a Great Shout, and the wall fell down flat and The People went into the city, and took it.

And they utterly destroyed all that were in the city, both men and women, young and old, ox and sheep and donkey, with the edge of the sword.

And Joshua said to the two men who spied out the country, go into the harlot’s house and bring out the woman and all that she has as you swore to her.  And the two spies went in and brought out Rahab, and her father and her mother, and her brothers, and all that she had.  And they brought out all her family and relatives and sent them outside the camp of Israel.

And Israel burned the city with fire, and all that was in it.  Only the silver and gold and the vessels of brass and of iron they put into the Treasury of The House of The LORD.

And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father’s family, and all that she had.  And The Bible says, And she lives in Israel to this day because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

And Joshua commanded The People, saying, Cursed is the man before The LORD who rises up and builds this city Jericho.  With the loss of his first born shall he lay the foundation of the city, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up the gates of this city.

The curse was fulfilled in 1 KINGS 16.34

So The LORD was with Joshua, and his fame spread throughout all the country that is now Israel.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT GOD JUDGED THE CANAANITES BY KILLING THEM.  WHY?  BECAUSE THE CANAANITES LIVED THEIR LIVES IN ABOMINATION AND VIOLATION OF THE LAWS OF GOD. 

AND GOD COMMANDED HIS PEOPLE, WHOM HE CHOSE TO BE A HOLY PEOPLE, TO NOT DEFILE THEMSELVES IN ANY OF THESE THINGS, FOR IN ALL THESE ABOMINATIONS, THE NATIONS ARE DEFILED WHICH GOD DOES CAST OUT.  LEVITICUS 18.24-30, DEUTERONOMY 7.6

THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES POINT THAT OUT THAT GOD COMMANDED THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO CONQUER AND POSSESS THE LAND OF CANAAN, AND KILL ALL THE CANAANITES, BECAUSE THE CANAANITES SERVED OTHER gods, PRACTICED MAGIC, AND WITCHCRAFT, THEIR ABOMINABLE  SEXUAL RELATIONS, AND THEIR DISOBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.

JOSHUA 6.21, JOSHUA 9.24, GENESIS 15.16-21, EXODUS 23.20-33, LEVITICUS 18 AND 20, NUMBERS 33.50-56, DEUTERONOMY 7.1-26, DEUTERONOMY 18.9-14, DEUTERONOMY 20.16-18, 1 KINGS 21.26

AND GOD WARNS THE WORLD THAT THE SAME JUDGMENT WILL HAPPEN WHEN GOD JUDGES THE WORLD AND THE PEOPLE LIVING IN IT IN THE END OF DAYS.  GOD SAYS, THEREFORE THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH ARE BURNED AND FEW PEOPLE LEFT.  BECAUSE THEY HAVE DONE AWAY WITH GOD’S LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES WRITTEN IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, CHANGED GOD’S ORDINANCES, AND MADE GOD’S EVERLASTING COVENANT, THAT IS GOD’S EVERLASTING WORD, VOID. 

ISAIAH 24, PSALM 105.8-10

AND SECONDLY, THE CONQUEST AND MIRACLE OF JERICHO WAS BECAUSE OF WHAT GOD DID.

PEOPLE SHOULD LEARN ABOUT GOD.  WHO HE IS.  WHAT HE REQUIRES OF YOU, AND EVERY HUMAN BEING?  WHY HE BLESSES, AND WHY HE CURSES?  WHY GOD GIVES PEOPLE ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN, AND WHY HE DOESN’T?  YOU SHOULD KNOW OF GOD’S UNLIMITED POWER, AND GOD’S UNLIMITED KINDNESS.  AND THE ONLY PLACE TO FIND THESE ANSWERS IS IN THE BIBLE FROM EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

PEOPLE, FOR THEIR OWN LIFE SHOULD LEARN FOR THEIR OWN SAKES THAT GOD REQUIRES OBEDIENCE TO HIM BY OBEYING HIS LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES, AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.  THAT IS L’CHAIM, TO LIFES.  TO A GOOD LIFE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

BECAUSE ABOLISHING GOD’S LAW OF MOSES BRINGS ON GOD’S JUDGMENTS AND PUNISHMENT.  LOOK AT THE WORLD TODAY.

BUT LIVING ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE BRINGS BLESSINGS AND ETERNAL LIFE FROM GOD.

LIVING YOUR LIFE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, THAT IS NOT DIFFICULT, ESTABLISHES A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU AND THE GOD OF HEAVEN.  1 JOHN 5.3

THE TITLE OF THIS MESSAGE IS, GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL, AND GOD CURSES THOSE WHO CURSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.  WITNESS RAHAB THE HARLOT.

Rahab helped The Children of Israel.  If she didn’t, she and all her family would have been killed when GOD flattened the walls of Jericho, and destroyed the city, and killed everyone in it.  But Rahab and all her family lived.

And Rahab is in the lineage of King David and Messiah Yeshua.  And she was Righteous with GOD, and received Eternal Life in Heaven from GOD.

MATTHEW 1.1-6, 18-25, GENESIS 12.3

GENESIS 12.3 IS UNIQUE.  THERE IS NO OTHER COMMANDMENT LIKE IT IN THE BIBLE WHERE GOD BLESSES PEOPLE FOR BLESSING ANOTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE, AND CURSES PEOPLE FOR CURSING ANOTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE.

BUT GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND ISRAEL.  ISRAEL, BECAUSE ISRAEL IS THE EVERLASTING HOMELAND OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.  AND GOD CURSES THOSE WHO CURSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.  GENESIS 17.8

AND GOD CONTINUES TO SAY TO ABRAM IN GENESIS 12.3, WHOSE NAME GOD CHANGED TO ABRAHAM IN GENESIS 17.5, AND IN YOU SHALL ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED.

ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH ARE BLESSED IN ABRAHAM AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE BECAUSE GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, FOR IN ISAAC SHALL YOUR SEED BE CALLED.  (ISAAC IS ABRAHAM’S SON)

MEANING, IN ISAAC, THE JEWISH PEOPLE DESCEND.  THEREFORE IT IS THROUGH THE JEWISH PEOPLE WHO DESCEND FROM ISAAC AND ABRAHAM THAT ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH ARE BLESSED. 

GENESIS 21.12, GENESIS 17.19

WHY ARE ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BLESSED IN ABRAHAM AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE?

BECAUSE GOD GAVE ALL HIS LAWS, WORDS, TEACHINGS, INSTRUCTIONS, AND PROMISES, AND THE ENTIRE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION, AND THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA, WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY, TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE FOR YOU, AND ALL THE WORLD TO KNOW WHO GOD IS, AND WHAT GOD REQUIRES OF YOU, FOR YOUR GOOD.  AND TO BE RIGHT WITH GOD FOR BLESSINGS IN LIFE, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN WHEN YOU OBEY GOD.  OR CURSES FROM GOD WHEN HE IS NOT OBEYED.  ISAIAH 43.10

THEREFORE, GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, HE WILL BLESS THOSE WHO BLESS ABRAHAM, AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND ISRAEL.  AND GOD WILL CURSE THOSE WHO CURSE ABRAHAM, OR THE JEWISH PEOPLE, OR ISRAEL.

EVERYONE WHO BLESSES ABRAHAM, THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND ISRAEL ARE BLESSED BY GOD WITH ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

AND EVERYONE WHO CURSES ABRAHAM, OR THE JEWISH PEOPLE, OR ISRAEL, ARE CURSED BY GOD INTO EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

AND RAHAB IS A GOOD EXAMPLE.  GOD GREATLY BLESSED RAHAB WITH HIS KINDNESS.  GOD SAVED HER LIFE AND EVERYONE IN HER FAMILY.  HER MOTHER AND FATHER, HER BROTHERS, AND HER RELATIVES.  BUT EVERYONE ELSE IN JERICHO OF CANAAN WAS KILLED BECAUSE GOD COMMANDED IT.

MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE, TELLS US OF A FUTURE EVENT THAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN HE RETURNS TO ISRAEL FROM HEAVEN, AND ESTABLISHES HIS 1,000 YEAR MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT TO THE EUPHRATES RIVER.  GENESIS 15.18-21

Here is what will happen before Messiah returns.  A strong seven year Covenant will be made.  That is a strong seven year agreement that I believe will be a peace agreement with many from The State of Israel and perhaps the Palestinians, or some other entity.

And during the first 3 1/2 years of the seven year Agreement, there will be peace, and Israel will build Their Temple on The Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and the sacrificial system will be reinstated.

But after the 3 1/2 years of peace, a certain man, who is an idolator, and might even be Jewish, will cause the sacrifice to end, and he will bring idols into The Temple that will bring GOD’S wrath upon The Temple, and Israel, and the entire world.  DANIEL 9.27

That will begin the greatest tribulation the world will ever experience since the beginning of time.  And The Bible says, GOD will gather all the nations to battle Jerusalem.  And Jerusalem shall be taken captive by the Gentiles.

ZECHARIAH 14.1-2

AND THAT IS WHEN THE LORD GOD, THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA WILL RETURN FROM HEAVEN TO ISRAEL WITH ALL HIS HOLY ONES, HIS SAINTS, WHO LIVED BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.

AND GOD ALMIGHTY, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS CHRIST WHO IS JEHOVAH, WILL DESTROY ALL THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL.  GOD WILL CAUSE THEIR FLESH TO MELT AWAY.

AND GOD ALMIGHTY, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS CHRIST, HASHEM ELOHIM, WILL ESTABLISH HIS MESSIANIC KINGDOM ON EARTH IN ISRAEL FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT TO THE EUPHRATES RIVER,  AND MESSIAH WILL REIGN FROM JERUSALEM.  ZECHARIAH 14

AND IN MATTHEW 25.31-46 IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, THE MESSIAH YESHUA SAYS, THE SON OF MAN, WHO IS THE MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS CHRIST, WHO IS THE ALMIGHTY GOD, WILL COME IN HIS GLORY AND ALL HIS HOLY ANGELS WITH HIM.  AND HE WILL SIT ON HIS THRONE OF GLORY.

AND BEFORE HIM SHALL BE GATHERED ALL THE NATIONS, THAT IS ALL THE GENTILES.  AND HE WILL SEPARATE THEM ONE FROM ANOTHER AS A SHEPHERD DIVIDES HIS SHEEP FROM HIS GOATS.

AND HE WILL SET THE SHEEP ON HIS RIGHT HAND, BUT THE GOATS ON HIS LEFT.

THEN THE KING WILL SAY TO THEM ON HIS RIGHT HAND, COME YOU BLESSED OF MY FATHER.  INHERIT THE KINGDOM PREPARED FOR YOU FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.

AND MESSIAH EXPLAINS WHAT IT MEANS TO BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND BE BLESSED AND HAVE ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

HE SAID TO THE GENTILES ON HIS RIGHT HAND WHO WILL BE BLESSED AND INHERIT THE KINGDOM, I WAS HUNGRY AND YOU GAVE ME FOOD.  I WAS THIRSTY AND YOU GAVE ME WATER TO DRINK.  I WAS A STRANGER AND YOU TOOK ME IN.  I LACKED CLOTHING AND YOU CLOTHED ME.  I WAS SICK AND YOU VISITED ME.  I WAS IN PRISON AND YOU CAME TO ME.

AND MESSIAH SAYS, THEN THE RIGHTEOUS WILL ANSWER HIM, AND SAY, LORD, WHEN DID WE SEE YOU HUNGRY AND GAVE YOU FOOD, OR THIRSTY AND GAVE YOU WATER TO DRINK?  WHEN DID WE SEE YOU A STRANGER, AND TOOK YOU IN, OR LACKING CLOTHING, AND CLOTHED YOU?  OR WHEN DID WE SEE YOU SICK, OR IN PRISON AND CAME TO YOU?

AND THE KING, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, WILL ANSWER AND SAY TO THEM, VERILY I SAY TO YOU, INASMUCH AS YOU HAVE DONE IT TO THE LEAST OF THESE MY BRETHREN, YOU HAVE DONE IT TO ME.

MESSIAH’S BRETHREN ARE THE JEWISH PEOPLE.  MATTHEW 1.1-2

THEN MESSIAH WILL SAY TO THEM ON HIS LEFT HAND, DEPART FROM ME YOU CURSED INTO EVERLASTING FIRE PREPARED FOR THE DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS.  FOR I WAS HUNGRY AND YOU GAVE ME NO FOOD.  I WAS THIRSTY AND YOU GAVE ME NOTHING TO DRINK.  I WAS A STRANGER AND YOU DID NOT TAKE ME IN.  I NEEDED CLOTHING AND YOU DID NOT CLOTHE ME.  I WAS SICK, AND IN PRISON, AND YOU WOULD NOT VISIT ME.

THEN THEY WILL ALSO ANSWER HIM, SAYING, LORD, WHEN DID WE SEE YOU HUNGRY, OR THIRSTY, OR A STRANGER, OR LACKING CLOTHING, OR SICK, OR IN PRISON, AND DID NOT MINISTER TO YOU?

THEN THE MESSIAH YESHUA WILL ANSWER THEM, SAYING, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, INASMUCH AS YOU DID NOT DO IT TO ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE (MY JEWISH BRETHREN) YOU DID NOT DO IT TO ME.

AND THESE, MESSIAH SAYS, (WHO WERE UNKIND TO MESSIAH’S JEWISH BRETHREN) WILL GO AWAY INTO EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.  BUT THE RIGHTEOUS INTO LIFE ETERNAL.

ALL GOD IS ASKING THE GENTILE WORLD TO DO IS BE KIND TO HIS JEWISH BRETHREN.  AND YOU WILL BE RIGHTEOUS WITH GOD, AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU WITH ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

BUT THOSE WHO CURSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE BY BEING UNKIND TO JESUS’ JEWISH BRETHREN, GOD WILL SEND INTO EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

AND THE GOD OF ISRAEL, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS CHRIST, SAID TO JOSHUA, REMOVE YOUR SHOES FROM OFF YOUR FEET, FOR THE PLACE WHERE YOU STAND ON IS HOLY. AND JOSHUA DID SO.

Shalom,

Our teaching will continue in The Book of Joshua from Joshua 5.10-15.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, AND THE GOD OF ISRAEL, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS CHRIST, SAID TO JOSHUA, REMOVE YOUR SHOES FROM OFF YOUR FEET, FOR THE PLACE WHERE YOU STAND ON IS HOLY.  AND JOSHUA DID SO.

And with that said, let’s turn to Joshua 5.10-15.

JOSHUA 5.10  And The Children of Israel camped in Gilgal, and kept The Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at evening in the plains of Jericho.

After their forty year journey from Egyptian slavery to The Promised Land Canaan, The Children of Israel have crossed the Jordan River and entered the land Canaan, without any resistance.  JOSHUA 4.19-24

Now, GOD had told The Children of Israel numerous times in the wilderness that He would give them the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession.

NUMBERS 13.1-2

And years earlier, GOD said to Moses, Send men to search the land of Canaan which I give to The Children of Israel.  So Moses sent twelve men to search Canaan, and after forty days they returned and told Moses and all The Congregation, The people are strong who live in the land.  And the cities are walled and very great.  And we saw giants, and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.  But we are not able to go up against the people for they are stronger than we.

And The People cried, and wept, and complained against Moses and Aaron, wishing they had never left Egypt, or would GOD we had died in the wilderness, they said.

And GOD became angry with The People for provoking The LORD their GOD, and not believing Him.  And those People who complained against GOD, and those spies who returned with the false report, GOD caused to die in the wilderness, and they did not enter The Promised Land Canaan.

And GOD said to The Jewish People who remained alive that they would wander in the wilderness forty years before they would enter The Promised Land.  A year for a day that the spies searched the land of Canaan forty days.

The account of the spies is recorded in Numbers 13 and 14.

Here in this verse, in Joshua 5.10, The Children of Israel are keeping The Passover in Canaan on the fourteenth day of the month at evening in the plains of Jericho.

It was forty years to the day that GOD delivered The Children of Israel from 400 years of Egyptian slavery on the first Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at evening.  Just as GOD said.  EXODUS 12.1-11, 37-38

JOSHUA 5.11  And they did eat the old grain of the land (that is the land of Canaan) on the day after The Passover, unleavened cakes of matzah in the same day.

JOSHUA 5.12  And the manna stopped on the day after they had eaten of the old grain of the land, neither had The Children of Israel manna anymore.  But they did eat of the produce of the land of Canaan that year.

JOSHUA 5.13  And it came to pass when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, there stood a Man before him with a sword drawn in His Hand.  And Joshua went to Him, and said to Him, Are you for us, or for our adversaries?

JOSHUA 5.14  And He said, No, but as Captain of The Host of The LORD I am now come.  And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to Him, what does my LORD say to His servant?

JOSHUA 5.15  And The Captain of The LORD’S Host said to Joshua, Take your shoes from off your feet, for The Place where you stand on is Holy.  And Joshua did so.

Sound familiar?  GOD said to Moses at the burning bush, Do not come closer.  Put off your shoes from off your feet, for the place where you stand is Holy Ground.

And MESSIAH YESHUA, Who IS GOD ALMIGHTY washed His disciples feet on the evening of Passover at His Passover Seder, that Christianity calls The Last Supper, because Messiah’s Disciples were with GOD on Holy Ground.

EXODUS 3.1-6, JOHN 13.1-13, JOSHUA 5.15

REVELATION 22.8-9  Joshua knew that The Man was not an angel but GOD.

I have always believed from my Jewish upbringing that there is only One GOD and no others.  We Jews often recite The Shema.  Shema Y’Israel, Adonai Eloheynu, Adonai, Ekhud.  Hear O Israel, The LORD Our GOD, The LORD is ONE.  DEUTERONOMY 6.4

But GOD being One became complicated for me when I started reading The New Testament.  Because Yeshua The Messiah often speaks to His Father in Heaven.  And I was trying to work it out in my mind that both MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS GOD, AND GOD ALMIGHTY ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD.

And as I continued reading The Bible, I did not understand certain Scriptures.  For example, in GENESIS 1.26, GOD SAID, LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE AFTER OUR LIKENESS.

I believed in One GOD, but I just couldn’t understand The One GOD being Us and OUR.  I knew both The Father and Messiah were GOD, I just couldn’t understand, Let Us  make man in Our Image.

I looked at GOD Who is not a human being, that He was like a human being who can only be in one place and not other places at the same time.

But GOD can be in millions of different places in human form at the same time because that is GOD.  That is Who GOD is.

And in GENESIS 19.24,  where The Bible reads, THEN THE LORD RAINED UPON SODOM AND UPON GOMORRAH BRIMSTONE AND FIRE FROM THE LORD OUT OF HEAVEN.

The LORD was in Heaven, and The LORD was also with Abraham on earth.  but there is only One GOD.

I would think to myself Okay, you don’t understand.  Perhaps later GOD will give you understanding.

Then I would read in Psalm 45.8 in The Hebrew Bible, or Psalm 45.7 in The Christian Bible, that reads, THEREFORE GOD, THY GOD HAS ANOINTED YOU WITH THE OIL OF GLADNESS ABOVE YOUR FELLOWS.

Two called GOD but there is only One GOD.

And in Psalm 110.1, THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND UNTIL I MAKE YOUR  ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL.  Two GODS.

But I would just pass over these Scriptures not understanding but always believing there is Only One GOD.

Then GOD began to open my eyes slightly when I first read Isaiah 48.16The Words GOD spoke to Isaiah; COME NEAR TO ME.  HEAR THIS.  I HAVE NOT SPOKEN IN SECRET FROM THE BEGINNING.  FROM THE TIME THAT IT WAS, THERE AM I.  AND NOW THE LORD GOD HAS SENT ME AND HIS SPIRIT.

Three Who are GOD.  The LORD GOD, Who sent Me, and His Spirit.  The LORD GOD sent Me, The Messiah Yeshua, and His Spirit.  His Spirit is GOD.  Three called GOD.  The LORD GOD, GOD The Messiah Yeshua, and His Spirit, are GOD.

THREE CALLED GOD, BUT THEY ARE ALL ONE AND THE SAME GOD.

I’m starting to understand GOD a little better.  The LORD GOD, and His Spirit, and Me, Who is The Messiah Yeshua, ARE THE SAME GOD.  ONE GOD.  Makes Biblical sense, but still complicated.

Certainly not the trinity of three different GODS.  That is pagan doctrine.  But One GOD Who are all One and The Same GOD.  That is Biblical Truth.

So I understand after all these years a little more about GOD.

JEREMIAH 23.24 is a great teaching from GOD that reads, CAN ANY HIDE HIMSELF IN SECRET PLACES THAT I SHALL NOT SEE HIM? SAITH THE LORD.  DO NOT I FILL THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH?  SAITH THE LORD.

It was easy for me to understand that GOD and His Spirit are one and the same.  And that The Spirit of GOD fills the heavens and the earth.  Think on that for a minute.  GOD fills the entire universe that has no beginning or end.  The universe is endless.  People look through great telescopes and see stars and planets and moons and suns, and more.  But they see just a small portion of GOD’S creation.  And GOD Who is Spirit fills the heavens and the earth.  JOHN 4.24

I thought often of GOD being with Moses and the seventy elders of Israel in Mount Sinai.  Was GOD still in Heaven while He was down here on earth with Moses and the seventy Elders in Mount Sinai?

The same with GOD being with Adam and Eve, and Noah, and Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Balaam, Joshua, and Yeshua The Messiah in Israel with His People.  Was GOD still in Heaven?

EXODUS 24.9-11, EXODUS 33.11, DEUTERONOMY 34.10

And I began to realize that GOD can be in Human Form in millions of different of places at the same time.  And GOD is always in Heaven.  That is who GOD is.

GOD ALMIGHTY IS MESSIAH YESHUA.  AND MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD ALMIGHTY, HASHEM, ELOHIM.

GOD ALMIGHTY AND MESSIAH YESHUA ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD.  THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE.  AND YES, THEY TALK TO EACH OTHER. 

JOHN 17.1, PSALM 110.1

And Messiah Yeshua Who is GOD ALMIGHTY stands on the right hand of GOD Almighty.

While on earth, The LORD rained upon Sodom and Gomorah brimstone and fire from The LORD out of Heaven.  Both are The Same GOD.

AFTER IT PLEASED THE LORD TO HAVE MESSIAH KILLED AS A HUMAN BEING BECAUSE GOD CAN NOT DIE, TO GIVE HIS LIFE, AND SHED HIS BLOOD FOR OUR ATONEMENT, MESSIAH WAS RESURRECTED, AND SAT ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD IN HEAVEN. 

Both are one and The Same GOD.  MARK 16.19

Messiah told The High Priest at His trial before His Death the following day on the first day of Passover, that some time in the future you will see The Son of Man sitting on The Right Hand of Power, and coming in the clouds of Heaven.  That Power is GOD ALMIGHTY, YESHUA THE MESSIAH, THE SON OF GOD.  BOTH ARE GOD, ONE AND THE SAME GOD.  MATTHEW 26.62-66

THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.  MESSIAH YESHUA IS THAT ONE GOD.  MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD.  HE IS THE FATHER, THE SPIRIT, THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE SON OF GOD, MELCHIZEDEK, OFTEN THE ANGEL OF GOD, AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD.  THEY ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD.  NO DIFFERENCES.

But GOD told Moses while speaking Face to face with Moses, No man can see My Face and live.  EXODUS 33.11, 18-23

Obviously, we human beings can not see The Face of GOD’S Spirit and live, but we see The Back Parts of GOD’S Spirit every day, just looking outside, or being outside, which is glorious.  GOD fills the heavens and the earth.

Prophesy in end times says that the enemies of Israel will melt, I believe, because they will see The Face of GOD.

ZECHARIAH 14.1-5, 12

GOD tells the readers of The Bible in the very first Scripture that GOD created the heavens and the earth.  GENESIS 1.1

Most people know that, and believe GOD created the heavens and the earth.  But most people do not know that The Hebrew Word for GOD in Genesis 1.1 is ELOHIM that means GODS.  GODS CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH. YET THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.

And many people know that The Hebrew Word most often used for GOD in Tnakh, The Old Testament is ELOHIM, meaning GODS.  But do not understand why GOD refers to Himself as GODS.  Because they know there is only One GOD.  Not many GODS.

IN FACT, GOD USES HIS NAME ELOHIM SOME 3,000 TIMES IN TNAKH, THE OLD TESTAMENT BECAUSE GOD IS MANY GODS, BUT ALL ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD.

GOD IS GOD, THE FATHER, THE ALMIGHTY, THE LORD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD, SOMETIMES THE SON OF MAN, THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THE HOLY SPIRIT, IMMANUEL, MELCHIZEDEK, OFTEN THE ANGEL OF GOD, THE ANGEL OF THE LORD, THE GLORY OF GOD, AND SO MUCH MORE.

THEY ARE ALL ONE AND THE SAME GOD. 

THAT IS WHY MESSIAH YESHUA SAYS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, WHEN YOU SEE ME, YOU SEE THE FATHER.

AND WHEN YOU SEE ME, YOU SEE THE ONE WHO SENT ME.

JOHN 14.9, 22-23, JOHN 12.44-45

YESHUA THE MESSIAH BEING GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE TO JEWISH PEOPLE WHO READ THE BIBLE, BECAUSE GOD SAYS THROUGH HIS PROPHET ISAIAH, FOR UNTO US (THE JEWISH PEOPLE) A CHILD IS BORN.  UNTO US (THE JEWISH PEOPLE) A SON IS GIVEN.  AND THE GOVERNMENT SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER.  AND HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED, WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE.

HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6

THAT CHILD AND SON GIVEN TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE WHO IS CALLED WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE, IS THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA.

AND SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE, THIS JEWISH SON, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY, WILL RETURN FROM HEAVEN TO ISRAEL AND RULE OVER ALL THE EARTH FROM JERUSALEM.  ZECHARIAH 14.4, 9

2,000 YEARS AGO, THIS JEWISH CHILD, OUR MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY, WAS BORN TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE FROM A JEWISH VIRGIN BY THE NAME OF MIRIAM, WHOM CHRISTIANITY CALLS MARY.  ISAIAH 7.14

HE IS GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON.  AND GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON IS HIMSELF GOD ALMIGHTY, THE PROMISED JEWISH MESSIAH TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND ALL THE WORLD WHO WILL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS.

HOW WILL MESSIAH SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS?

THIS IS HOW MESSIAH YESHUA SAVES HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS.  GOD WAS PLEASED TO MAKE HIS SOUL AN OFFERING FOR OUR SIN THAT MAKES ATONEMENT FOR JEWISH PEOPLE AND NON JEWISH PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN MESSIAH YESHUA, AND LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES WRITTEN IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.

MATTHEW 1.1, 18-21, JOHN 3.16, ISAIAH 53.10

THE JEWISH PROPHET MICAH PROPHESIED THESE WORDS IN THE HEBREW BIBLE IN MICAH 5.1, AND THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE IN MICAH 5.2;

BUT THOU BETHLEHEM EPHRATAH (WHICH IS BETHLEHEM. GENESIS 48.7) THOUGH YOU BE LITTLE AMONG THE THOUSANDS OF JUDAH, YET OUT OF YOU SHALL HE COME FORTH UNTO ME (GOD) WHO IS TO BE RULER IN ISRAEL, WHOSE GOINGS FORTH HAVE BEEN FROM OF OLD, FROM EVERLASTING.

MEANING, THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA WILL COME FORTH OUT OF BETHLEHEM, TO GOD, WHO IS TO BE RULER IN ISRAEL, WHOSE ORIGIN IS FROM ETERNITY, WITHOUT BEGINNING, WITHOUT END.

THE ONLY ONE WHO CAME FORTH OUT OF BETHLEHEM TO GOD, WHO WILL BE RULER IN ISRAEL, WHOSE ORIGIN IS FROM ETERNITY, WITHOUT BEGINNING, WITHOUT END, IS THE MESSIAH YESHUA, WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY, THE ONE AND ONLY GOD.

So, when Joshua saw The Man with His sword in His Hand, and went to Him and asked Him, Are you for us, or for our adversaries?

And The Man said, No, but as Captain of The Host of The LORD I am now come.  And Joshua fell on his face, and bowed and said to Him, What does The LORD say to His servant?

And The Captain of The LORD’S Host said, Remove your shoes from off your feet for The Place where you stand on is Holy.  And Joshua did so.

JOSHUA KNEW HE WAS FACE TO FACE WITH GOD, AND TALKING TO GOD.

AND JOSHUA TALKED WITH THE GOD OF ISRAEL, THE MESSIAH OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ALL THE WORLD, MESSIAH YESHUA.

THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, AND MESSIAH YESHUA, THE JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE, IS THAT ONE GOD.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

DOES GOD ONLY REQUIRE JEWISH PEOPLE TO LIVE BY HIS LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES, BUT NOT GENTILES? AND DOES GOD REQUIRE GENTILE MALES TO BE CIRCUMCISED?

Shalom,

Our Teaching will continue in The Book of Joshua from Joshua 5.1-9.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, DOES GOD ONLY REQUIRE JEWISH PEOPLE TO LIVE BY HIS LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES, BUT NOT GENTILES?  AND DOES GOD REQUIRE GENTILE MALES TO BE CIRCUMCISED?

So with that said, let’s read Joshua 5.1-9.

JOSHUA 5.1  And it came to pass when all the kings of the Amorites who were across the Jordan River toward the sea, and all the Canaanite kings, who were by the sea, heard that The LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan from before The Children of Israel until they passed over, that their heart melted.  Neither was there spirit in them anymore because of The Children of Israel.

JOSHUA 5.2  At that time, The LORD said to Joshua, Make sharp knives, and circumcise again The Children of Israel the second time.

JOSHUA 5.3  And Joshua made sharp knives and circumcised The Children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

JOSHUA 5.4  And this is the reason why Joshua had the circumcision performed.  All The People who had come out of Egypt, all the males, the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way as they came out of Egypt.

JOSHUA 5.5  For all The People who came out were circumcised.  But all The People who were born in the wilderness by the way as they came out of Egypt had not been circumcised.

JOSHUA 5.6  For The Children of Israel had walked forty years in the wilderness till all the nation, who were men of war, who came out of Egypt were consumed because they did not Obey The Voice of The LORD, to whom The LORD swore that He would not show them The Land which The LORD swore to their fathers that He would give us, a Land flowing with milk and honey.

It is never good to disobey The Voice of The LORD Your GOD, His Spoken Word Written in The Bible.

JOSHUA 5.7  And their children whom He raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised.  For they were uncircumcised because they had not been circumcised on the way.

JOSHUA 5.8  After the circumcising of the whole nation was complete, they remained where they were in the camp until they recovered.

JOSHUA 5.9  And The LORD said to Joshua, This day have I rolled away the disgrace of Egypt from off you.  Therefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.

Gilgal in Hebrew means, Rolling.

Perhaps the disgrace of Egypt was because of the lack of circumcision during the 400 years of Egyptian slavery.

THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, DOES GOD ONLY REQUIRE JEWISH PEOPLE TO LIVE BY HIS LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES, BUT NOT GENTILES?  AND DOES GOD REQUIRE GENTILE MALES TO BE CIRCUMCISED?

The Bible begins with The Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.  These five Books are called Torah, The Law of Moses.

The Law of Moses is also called, The LORD’S Law, The Law of GOD, The Law of Truth, and GOD refers to His Law as My Law.

EXODUS 13.9, NEHEMIAH 8.8, JEREMIAH 31.33, MALACHI 2.6, HEBREW BIBLE MALACHI 3.22, CHRISTIAN BIBLE MALACHI 4.4

THESE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE ARE THE FOUNDATION OF GOD’S TEACHINGS.  MEANING, EVERY WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION, MUST AGREE WITH GOD’S TEACHINGS IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS, NUMBERS, AND DEUTERONOMY.

There is Only One GOD.  And GOD has only One Law for all humanity.  That Law is The Law of Moses that is Written in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy that GOD Spoke to Moses for Israel, The Jewish People.  And as GOD’S Witnesses and Servant, The Jewish People recorded GOD’S Laws in The Bible in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy for all the world to live by for your good.

Numbers 15.15-16, Deuteronomy 8.3, Isaiah 43.10, Matthew 4.4, Luke 4.4, 1 John 3.4

SO YES, GOD REQUIRES ALL PEOPLE, JEWISH AND NON JEWISH PEOPLE, TO LIVE BY HIS LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES.  IT IS WRITTEN.

A Prophet hears what GOD Speaks to him or her, and then The Prophet speaks those Words to the people.  Moses, The Prophet of GOD, wrote, Man does not live by bread only, but by every Word that proceeds out of The Mouth of GOD does man live.

Man in Hebrew is AH’DAHM meaning, Human, a Person, and Mankind.

Bread in Hebrew is L’KHEM meaning, Food, and Bread.

Therefore, GOD says to you, Every Human Being is required to live by Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation.  And that includes The Law of Moses written in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

Look, we all know that many people who do not live by one Word GOD Speaks experience great success in their lifetimes.  But they will never see Heaven unless they repent and live a GODLY life as taught in Ezekiel 18.21.

But those who do live a GODLY Life by living according to every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible that includes GOD’S Law, The Law of Moses, will be Blessed by GOD, and will prosper in GOD, and have good success, and will spend Eternity in Heaven where GOD says, He will Live with us, and we shall be His People, and GOD Himself shall be with us, and be our GOD.

And GOD will wipe away all tears from our eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying.  Neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things, like death, pain, sorrow, sickness, and coronaviruses, will have passed away.

JOB 24.19-20, HEBREW BIBLE ISIAH 64.3, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 64.4,  MATTHEW 7.21-23, 24-27, LUKE 16.17, 1 JOHN 3.4, REVELATION 21.1-4

However GOD has a way to Eternal Life in Heaven for those Gentiles who will not obey GOD, if they Bless The Jewish People and Israel. 

GENESIS 12.3, MATTHEW 25.31-4

MY QUESTION IS THIS?  DO RELIGIOUS TEACHERS TEACH GOD’S LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS, NUMBERS, AND DEUTERONOMY THAT GOD REQUIRES ALL PEOPLES TO LIVE BY?  

BECAUSE GOD NEVER SAYS THAT ONLY JEWISH PEOPLE ARE REQUIRED TO LIVE BY GOD’S LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES.  BUT RATHER GOD SAYS, MAN IS TO LIVE BY EVERY WORD OF GOD.

PAUL WRITES AN INTERESTING SCRIPTURE IN ROMANS 4.15 THAT READS, BECAUSE THE LAW WORKS WRATH, AND YES THE LAW WORKS WRATH WHEN NOT OBEYED.  LOOK AT THE CONDITION OF THE UNITED STATES TODAY.  CERTAIN CITIES LOOK LIKE WAR ZONES IN SYRIA BECAUSE OF THE WRATH OF GOD, WHY?  BECAUSE MOST AMERICANS WILL NOT OBEY A SINGLE WORD GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE. 

SO, YES, THE LAW, THAT IS THE LAW OF MOSES, WORKS WRATH WHEN NOT OBEYED.  

PAUL WRITES IN ROMANS 4.15, BECAUSE THE LAW WORKS WRATH, FOR WHERE THERE IS NO LAW (NO LAW OF GOD, THE LAW OF MOSES) THERE IS NO TRANSGRESSION.

TRANSGRESSION IS SIN, VIOLATING THE LAW OF MOSES.  1 JOHN 3.4

THE CHURCH HAS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES. 

A HORRIBLE DOCTRINE.  SO WITHOUT THE LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES, IN THE EYES OF CHRISTIANS, AND MANY MESSIANICS, THERE IS NO TRANSGRESSION. BUT THEY’RE FOOLING THEMSELVES.  GENESIS 3.4

BECAUSE IN THE EYES OF GOD, BY NOT OBEYING THE LAW, THERE IS GREAT TRANSGRESSION.  THEY ARE SINNING AGAINST GOD.  AND THAT SIN BRINGS GOD’S WRATH.

WE WITNESS GOD’S WRATH TODAY, BECAUSE GOD’S LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES IS NOT BEING TAUGHT NOR IS IT OBEYED HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.  WITNESS THE RIOTS, CORONAVIRUS THAT WON’T STOP, RACISM, MURDERS, WARS, HATE, VIOLENCE, KILLINGS, TERRORISM, ANTI SEMITISM, AND IT’S NOT LETTING UP, IN FACT IT’S GETTING WORSE.  BECAUSE GOD’S LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES IS NOT TAUGHT, NOR OBEYED HERE IN THIS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OR THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

GOD ALSO TELLS THE WORLD THAT NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO ADD TO GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IN HIS LAW OF MOSES AND THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE, NOR IS ANYONE ALLOWED TO TAKE AWAY FROM GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IN HIS LAW, AND THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE.

DEUTERONOMY 4.2, HEBREW BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 13.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 12.32

LOOK, NO WHERE DOES GOD EVER SAY THAT HIS LAW IS ABOLISHED, OR CHANGED, OR ADDED TO, OR SUBTRACTED FROM.  RELIGION CREATES THAT LIE. 

THE RABBIS UNFORTUNATELY HAVE CHANGED SOME OF GOD’S LAWS TO THEIR OWN LAWS. 

THE RABBIS SAY THEY HAVE THE POWER TO ENACT LAWS BECAUSE OF THE BIBLICAL WRITING OF DEUTERONOMY 17.10-11,

DEUTERONOMY 17.10-11 WRITTEN IN THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA BIBLE, 1917, READS,

10/ AND THOU SHALT DO ACCORDING TO THE TENOR OF THE SENTENCE WHICH THEY, (THE PRIESTS THE LEVITES, AND THE JUDGE, VERSE 9) SHALL DECLARE UNTO THEE FROM THAT PLACE WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE.  AND THOU SHALT OBSERVE TO DO ACCORDING TO ALL THAT THEY SHALL TEACH THEE.

11/  ACCORDING TO THE LAW (THAT LAW IS GOD’S LAW, THE TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES) WHICH THEY SHALL TEACH THEE, AND ACCORDING TO THE JUDGMENT WHICH THEY SHALL TELL THEE THOU SHALT DO.  THOU SHALT NOT TURN ASIDE FROM THE SENTENCE WHICH THEY SHALL DECLARE UNTO THEE, TO THE RIGHT HAND NOR TO THE LEFT.

NOW MAIMONIDES, THE GREAT JEWISH PHILOSOPHER OF THE 1100’S WROTE ABOUT RABBIS MAKING CHANGES IN TORAH, GOD’S LAW.

THIS CHANGING OF LAWS BY THE RABBIS IS DECIDED UPON, MAIMONIDES SAYS, IF IT IS MADE CLEAR THAT THE ENACTMENT (THE ENACTMENT IS THE RABBIS CHANGING GOD’S LAW) IS OF RABBINIC STATUS ONLY, AND THAT IT IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING OR ENHANCING TORAH, LAW.

I RESPECTFULLY REJECT ANYONE CHANGING ANY OF GOD’S LAWS.  NO ONE CAN CHANGE GOD’S LAWS.  GOD’S LAWS ARE RECORDED IN THE BIBLE, NEVER TO CHANGE, NEVER TO END, NEVER TO ADD TO, AND NEVER TO SUBTRACT FROM.  GOD’S LAWS ARE FOREVER.  

GOD’S LAWS DO NOT NEED OUR PROTECTION.  GOD’S LAW IS FOR OUR GOOD.  TORAH TOV.  GOD DOES NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO CHANGE HIS LAWS, RABBI, PRIEST, PASTOR, WHOEVER, NOT EVER.  GOD CAN NOT CHANGE HIS LAWS. 

DEUTERONOMY 4.2, ISAIAH 40.8

SO, RABBIS HAVE MADE CHANGES TO GOD’S LAWS.  THEY SHOULDN’T. HERE ARE SOME;

RABBIS HAVE CHANGED GOD’S FESTIVAL OF A MEMORIAL PROCLAIMED BY THE BLAST OF HORNS, TO ROSH HASHANNAH, THE NEW YEAR.  THAT IS DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD.  LEVITICUS 23.23-25

RABBINIC LAW TEACHES THAT JEWISH PEOPLE MUST FAST DURING YOM KIPPUR, THE DAY OF ATONEMENT.

BUT GOD DOES NOT CALL FOR A FAST ON YOM KIPPUR, BUT TO HAVE ATONEMENT, AND HUMBLE OURSELVES BEFORE THE LORD OUR GOD BY OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN TORAH AND THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE.

ATONEMENT TODAY IS MADE BY THE DEATH AND SHED BLOOD OF THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA.  LEVITICUS 17.8,9,11, ISAIAH 53.10

ON YOM KIPPUR, THE BIBLE SAYS, AFFLICT YOURSELF.  THE HEBREW WORD FOR AFFLICT IS AH’NAH THAT MEANS TO HUMBLE YOURSELF BY OBEYING GOD.  LEVITICUS 23.26-32

GOD NAMES EVERY MONTH, THE FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, MONTH, ETC.  THE RABBIS CHANGED THOSE MONTHS IN BABYLON TO BABYLONIAN NAMES SUCH AS NISAN, IYYAR, SIVAN, TAMUZ, ETC.

RABBIS CREATED THE LAW THAT JEWISH PEOPLE CANNOT EAT MEAT AND DAIRY TOGETHER.  THAT IS NOT BIBLICAL.  GOD, ABRAHAM, AND THE THREE ANGELS, ATE MEAT AND DAIRY TOGETHER.  GENESIS 18.1-2, 8

AND RABBIS HAVE ADDED ONE DAY TO GOD’S FESTIVALS IN LEVITICUS 23 THAT JEWISH PEOPLE CALL THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS, EXCEPT YOM KIPPUR.  

GOD TEACHES IN PROPHESY THAT A SPECIAL CHILD, A SPECIAL SON, BORN TO, AND GIVEN TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL BE CALLED, WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE.

THAT PROPHESY WAS FULFILLED IN THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE JESUS  CHRIST OF THE BIBLE.  HE IS WONDERFUL, OUR COUNSELOR, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE. 

BUT THE RABBIS TEACH THAT MESSIAH YESHUA IS NOT THE MESSIAH NOR IS HE THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER.  BUT HE IS ACCORDING TO GOD’S PROPHESY IN THE HEBREW BIBLE IN ISAIAH 9.5, AND THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE IN ISAIAH 9.6 

GOD ALSO PROPHESIES THAT OUT OF BETHLEHEM EPHRATHAH, THAT IS BETHLEHEM, SHALL HE COME FORTH UNTO ME (GOD) WHO IS TO BE RULER IN ISRAEL, WHOSE ORIGIN IS FROM OF OLD, HAVING NO BEGINNING, WITHOUT END, FROM EVERLASTING, FOREVER.

THAT RULER WHO WILL REIGN AS KING, WHO COMES OUT OF BETHLEHEM IS MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD ALMIGHTY, WRITTEN IN THE HEBREW BIBLE IN MICAH 5.1, AND THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE IN MICAH 5.2.

MESSIAH YESHUA IS NOT ONLY THE PROMISED JEWISH MESSIAH, HE IS THE GOD OF ISRAEL, HASHEM, ELOHIM, THE ALMIGHTY GOD, THE KING OF GLORY, THE KING OVER ALL THE EARTH, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, THE KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

NOW, THE QUESTION OF CIRCUMCISION?  DOES GOD REQUIRE THAT ONLY JEWISH MEN SHOULD BE CIRCUMCISED, BUT NOT GENTILE MEN?

GOD IS THE GOD OF ALL HUMANITY.  AND GOD HAS ONLY ONE LAW FOR ALL HUMANITY.  AND THAT ONE LAW IS THE LAW OF MOSES THAT GOD REQUIRES ALL MANKIND TO LIVE BY.  NOT JUST JEWISH PEOPLE, BUT ALL PEOPLES AND LANGUAGES.  NUMBERS 15.15-16

AND CIRCUMCISION IS GOD’S LAW.  GENESIS 17.1-14

I DO NOT READ IN THE BIBLE THAT GOD EXCUSES GENTILE MALES FROM BEING CIRCUMCISED.  I DO READ, HOWEVER, THAT CERTAIN MEN IN THE BIBLE HAVE EXEMPTED GENTILES FROM CIRCUMCISION.  BUT GOD’S SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE HAS AUTHORITY OVER THE WORD OF MEN AND WOMEN.  AND GOD NEVER EXEMPTS GENTILES FROM CIRCUMCISION.

ACTS 15.1-41, GALATIANS 2.3, DEUTERONOMY 4.2

NO WHERE IN THE BIBLE DOES GOD EXEMPT GENTILE MALES FROM CIRCUMCISION.  BECAUSE GOD SAYS, MAN DOES NOT LIVE BY BREAD ONLY BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD DOES MAN LIVE. 

JAMES WRITES IN JAMES 2.10, FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL KEEP THE WHOLE LAW, AND YET OFFENDS, THAT IS, SINS, IN ONE POINT, HE IS GUILTY OF ALL. 

ACCORDING TO THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, GENTILE MEN SHOULD BE CIRCUMCISED FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD.  AND GOD REQUIRES EVERYBODY, JEWISH PEOPLE AN NON JEWISH PEOPLE TO LIVE BY HIS LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES.  IT’S ALL FOR YOUR GOOD. 

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

THE MIGHTY HAND OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE GOD OF ISRAEL. WHAT DOES GOD HAVE TO DO WITH THE UPCOMING 2020 ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? EVERYTHING.

Shalom,

Our teaching will continue in The Book of Joshua from Joshua 4.1-24.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THE MIGHTY HAND OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE GOD OF ISRAEL.  WHAT DOES GOD HAVE TO DO WITH THE UPCOMING 2020 ELECTION FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?  EVERYTHING.

And with that said, let’s read Joshua 4.1-24.

JOSHUA 4.1  And it was when all the nation, The Children of Israel, had crossed over the Jordan river, that The LORD spoke to Joshua, saying,

JOSHUA 4.2  Take for you twelve men, one man out of each Tribe.

JOSHUA 4.3  And charge them, saying, Take twelve stones from this place, from the middle of the Jordan river, from the place where the feet of The Priests feet stood firm, twelve stones.  And you shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place where you shall lodge this night.

JOSHUA 4.4  Then Joshua called the twelve men whom he had prepared of The Children of Israel out of every Tribe a man.

JOSHUA 4.5  And Joshua said to them, Pass over before The Ark of The LORD your GOD into the middle of the Jordan, and each man shall lift up one stone on his shoulder according to the number of the Tribes of The Children of Israel.

JOSHUA 4.6  That this may be a sign among you that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What do these stones mean to you?

JOSHUA 4.7  Then you shall answer them, That the waters of the Jordan were cut off before The Ark of The Covenant of The LORD when it passed over the Jordan.  The waters of the Jordan were cut off.  And these stones shall be for a Memorial to The Children of Israel forever.

JOSHUA 4.8  And The Children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out from the middle of the Jordan as The LORD spoke to Joshua, according to the number of the Tribes of The Children of Israel, and carried them over with them to the place where they camped, and laid them down there.

JOSHUA 4.9  And Joshua lifted up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan river in the place where the feet of The Priests who carried The Ark of The Covenant stood.  And they are there to this day.

JOSHUA 4.10  For the Priests who carried The Ark stood in the middle of the Jordan until everything was finished that The LORD commanded Joshua to speak to The People according to all that Moses commanded Joshua.  And The People hastened and passed over.

JOSHUA 4.11  And it came to pass when all The People had finished passing over, that The Ark of The LORD passed over, and The Priests in the presence of The People.

JOSHUA 4.12  And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh passed over armed before The Children of Israel, as Moses spoke to them.

JOSHUA 4.13  And 40,000 prepared for war passed over before The LORD to battle, to the plains of Jericho.

JOSHUA 4.14  On that day, The LORD magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel.  And they feared him as they feared Moses, all the days of his life.

JOSHUA 4.15  And The LORD spoke to Joshua, saying,

JOSHUA 4.16  Command The Priests who carry The Ark of The Testimony that they come out of the Jordan.

JOSHUA 4.17  And Joshua commanded The Priests, saying, Come up out of the Jordan.

JOSHUA 4.18  And it came to pass, when The Priests who carried The Ark of The Covenant of The LORD came up out of the midst of the Jordan, and the soles of The Priest’s feet were lifted up to the dry ground, that the waters of The Jordan returned to their places, and flowed over all its banks as they did before.

JOSHUA 4.19  And The People came up out of the Jordan river on the tenth day of the first month, and camped in Gilgal in the east border of Jericho.

The tenth day of the first month has significance.  On the tenth day of the first month forty years earlier when GOD delivered The Children of Israel from 400 years of Egyptian slavery, GOD told Moses to speak to all The Congregation of The Children of Israel that every man shall take a perfect lamb for his household, and keep it till the fourteenth day of the month.  And kill it in the evening of the fourteenth day.

That lamb was the Passover lamb.  And its blood was shed, and struck on the door posts of The Jewish homes.  And when GOD saw the blood on The Jewish homes, GOD passed over them, and did not destroy The Jewish People.  But that night, GOD destroyed the first born Egyptians.  EXODUS 12.1-13

Some 1400 years later, on the tenth day of the first month, Messiah Yeshua rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.  Four days later, on the fourteenth day of the first month, the first day of Passover, Messiah Yeshua was killed, and His blood shed for our Atonement.  JOHN 12.1, 12-15, LEVITICUS 17.8, 9, 11

So the tenth day of the first month, 3,400 years ago is also a day to remember when GOD dried up the Jordan river for The Children of Israel to pass over on dry ground into The Promised Land Canaan that would become The Land of Israel, The GOD Given, Everlasting Homeland of The Jewish People.  GENESIS 17.8

JOSHUA 4.20  And these twelve stones that they took out of the Jordan river, Joshua set up in Gilgal.  (Gilgal is on The Israel side of the Jordan river.)

JOSHUA 4.21  And Joshua spoke to The Children of Israel, saying, when your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What do these stones mean?

JOSHUA 4.22  Then you shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan river on dry ground.

JOSHUA 4.23  For The LORD Your GOD dried up the waters of the Jordan river from before you until you passed over, as The LORD Your GOD did to The Red Sea which He dried up from before us until we passed over.

JOSHUA 4.24  THAT ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH SHALL KNOW THE HAND OF THE LORD THAT IT IS MIGHTY.  THAT YOU SHALL FEAR THE LORD YOUR GOD FOREVER.

These miracles of GOD are just another day in The Life of GOD.

GOD chose The Jewish People whom He loves to be His Witnesses and His Servant.  Key for The Jewish People being GOD’S Witnesses is writing The Bible from Genesis through Revelation from every Word GOD Spoke to Them during Bible times, and every miracle of GOD They Witnessed during Bible times.

DEUTERONOMY 7.6, ISAIAH 43.10-12

Therefore GOD had The Jewish People write The Bible for all the world to Know GOD, Believe GOD, and Understand GOD.

Moses, The Prophet of GOD Writes, The secret things belong to The LORD Our GOD, but those things that are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever that we should do all The Words of This Law.  This Law is GOD’S Law, The Law of Moses.

In other words, GOD does many, many things, including miracles.  But we have no clue how He does them.  GOD  keeps it a secret.  But our job, GOD says, is to obey His Law, that is The Law of Moses.  And The Law of Moses is the first five Books of The Bible.

HEBREW BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.28, CHRISTIAN BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 29.29

THE TITLE OF THIS MESSAGE IS, THE MIGHTY HAND OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE GOD OF ISRAEL.  WHAT DOES GOD HAVE TO DO WITH THE UPCOMING 2020 ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?  EVERYTHING.

I BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING GOD DOES IS A MIRACLE.

LIFE IS A MIRACLE.  GOD’S CREATION OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH AND ALL THAT ARE IN THEM ARE MIRACLES.  GOD SPOKE THE CREATION INTO EXISTENCE.  THINK ON THAT FOR A MOMENT. 

GENESIS 1.3, 6-7, 11, 14-15, 20-21, 24

GOD IS SUPERNATURAL.  HE HAS NO BEGINNING OF DAYS, AND NO END OF LIFE.  HE IS WITHOUT FATHER, AND WITHOUT MOTHER.  GOD FILLS THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, AND IN PLACES MAN WILL NEVER SEE, AT LEAST NOT IN THIS LIFE TIME.  GOD FILLS THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH WITH HIS SPIRIT.  AND GOD’S SPIRIT IS GOD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF.

EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS A MIRACLE FROM GOD.

SO, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE UPCOMING 2020 ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT.  DONALD TRUMP THE INCUMBENT, AND JOE BIDEN, NO DOUBT, THE CHALLENGER.

WHAT DOES GOD ALMIGHTY HAVE TO DO WITH THIS ELECTION, AND EVERY ELECTION?  EVERYTHING.

BUT FIRST, LET’S REVIEW SOME MIRACLES THAT GOD DID BY HIMSELF, AND MIRACLES GOD DID THROUGH PEOPLE.

GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH AND EVERYTHING IN THEM.  GOD CREATED LIFE.  GOD CREATED ALL HUMAN BEINGS EQUAL, IN THE IMAGE OF GOD, AND IN THE LIKENESS OF GOD.  GOD CREATED OUR MINDS, OUR INTELLECT, OUR LOOKS, OUR PERSONALITY, OUR BODY, OUR ETERNAL EXISTENCE.  GOD GIVES US LIFE AND BREATH, AND ALL THINGS.  GOD CREATED THE FOOD WE EAT, AND THE AIR WE BREATHE.

GOD CREATES LIGHT, AND DARKNESS.  HE MAKES PEACE, AND CREATES EVIL.  ISAIAH 45.7  GOD CREATED THE FLOOD IN THE DAYS OF NOAH THAT DESTROYED THE WORLD AND ALL THE PEOPLE IN IT BUT NOAH AND HIS FAMILY BECAUSE NOAH OBEYED GOD.  GOD RAINED FIRE AND BRIMSTONE UPON  SODOM AND GOMORRAH TO DESTROY IT.  GOD CAUSED THE BURNING BUSH TO BURN THAT DID NOT CONSUME.  GOD CAUSED MOSES’ ROD TO BECOME A SNAKE.  GOD MADE MOSES’ HAND LEPROUS AND RESTORED IT INSTANTLY.  GOD CREATED THE TEN PLAGUES HE SENT ON EGYPT THAT DESTROYED THEIR LAND BECAUSE PHARAOH REFUSED TO LET GOD’S PEOPLE, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, GO.  GOD OPENED THE RED SEA FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO CROSS ON DRY LAND TO CONTINUE THEIR JOURNEY TO THE PROMISED LAND.

GOD BROUGHT WATER FROM A ROCK FOR THE PEOPLE AND THEIR ANIMALS TO DRINK.  HE OPENED THE EARTH TO BRING DOWN KORAH AND THE OTHER DISOBEDIENTS TO SOMEWHERE UNDER THE EARTH.  HE CAUSED AARON’S STAFF TO BUD, BALAAM’S DONKEY TO TALK TO BALAAM.  GOD DIVIDED THE JORDAN RIVER, TWICE. 2 KINGS 2.7-8  GOD CAUSED THE WALLS OF JERICHO TO FALL DOWN WHEN THE PRIESTS BLEW THEIR SHOFARS.  GOD CAUSED THE SUN AND THE MOON TO STAND STILL UNTIL ISRAEL DESTROYED THEIR ENEMIES, THE AMORITES.  AND GOD CAUSED RAVENS TO FEED ELIJAH.  THOSE ARE JUST A FEW OF GOD’S MIRACLES.

AND LET’S NOT FORGET GOD’S MIRACLE FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE OF ONLY SOME 14 MILLION PEOPLE, AND THEIR EVERLASTING HOMELAND ISRAEL WHOM SO MANY PEOPLES HAVE TRIED TO KILL AND ANNIHILATE FROM OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH, BUT WILL NEVER SUCCEED.  BECAUSE GOD SAYS TO HIS JEWISH PEOPLE, FOR AS THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH WHICH I WILL MAKE SHALL REMAIN BEFORE ME, SAITH THE LORD, SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS AND YOUR NAME REMAIN.  THAT IS FOREVER.  ISAIAH 66.22

YESHUA, JESUS THE MESSIAH, IS HIMSELF GOD ALMIGHTY.  HE DID MANY MIRACLES THAT NO MAN CAN DO BUT GOD.  HERE’S A FEW OF MESSIAH’S MIRACLES.

MESSIAH YESHUA CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH AND ALL THAT ARE IN THEM.  HE CREATED ALL HUMANITY AND EVERY LIVING THING.  JOHN 1.1-4  MESSIAH TURNED WATER INTO WINE, CALMED A STORM, FED 5,000 PEOPLE WITH FIVE LOAVES OF BREAD AND TWO FISH, WALKED ON WATER, FED 4,000 PEOPLE WITH SEVEN LOAVES OF BREAD AND A FEW FISH, SUPERNATURALLY PUT TAX MONEY IN A FISH’S MOUTH, WITHERED A FIG TREE, HEALED PETER’S MOTHER IN LAW, CURED A MAN WITH LEPROSY, HEALED A PARALYZED MAN, HEALED AN INVALID, RAISED A DEAD CHILD TO LIFE, RESTORED A BLIND AND MUTE MAN WITH SIGHT AND SPEECH, CURED A WOMAN WITH A FLOW OF BLOOD, GAVE SIGHT TO THE BLIND, RAISED LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD TO LIFE, RESTORED A MAN’S EAR THAT HAD BEEN CUT OFF BY A SWORD.

AND THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF MESSIAH’S MIRACLES.

DOES GOD DECIDE WHO WILL BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?  DOES GOD DECIDE WHO WILL LEAD EVERY NATION?  THE ANSWER IS YES.

AND THESE PRESIDENTS AND LEADERS WHOM GOD DECIDES TO CHOOSE, MAY OR MAY NOT BE GOOD.  THEY MAY BE GREAT, OR THEY MAY BE EVIL.  IT IS GOD’S CHOICE FOR HIS PURPOSE.  AND PERHAPS FOR GOD TO EXECUTE JUDGMENT.

HOW DO WE KNOW THAT GOD CHOOSES THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND ALL LEADERSHIP THROUGHOUT THE WORLD?  WE KNOW BECAUSE GOD REVEALS THAT TO US IN THE BIBLE THAT THE CHOICE IS HIS, FOR HIS PLEASURE.

ISAIAH 46.9-11 REMEMBER THE FORMER THINGS OF OLD, FOR I AM GOD, AND THERE IS NONE ELSE.  I AM GOD AND THERE IS NONE LIKE ME.

DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, AND FROM ANCIENT TIMES THE THINGS THAT ARE NOT YET DONE, SAYING MY COUNSEL SHALL STAND, AND I WILL DO MY PLEASURE.

CALLING A RAVENOUS BIRD FROM THE EAST, THE MAN THAT EXECUTES MY COUNSEL FROM A FAR COUNTRY.  YES, I HAVE SPOKEN IT, I WILL ALSO BRING IT TO PASS.  I HAVE PURPOSED IT, I WILL ALSO DO IT.

GOD TOLD ABRAHAM HUNDREDS OF YEARS BEFORE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WENT DOWN TO EGYPT AND BECAME SLAVES FOR 400 YEARS, THAT HE, GOD ALMIGHTY WOULD GIVE THE LAND OF CANAAN TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION.  GENESIS 15.13-21

GOD TELLS THE EXACT TIME OF MESSIAH YESHUA’S FIRST COMING IN  DANIEL 9.20-27

GOD TELLS US IN THE BIBLE THAT THE SON OF GOD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD ALMIGHTY, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, WHO WILL BE FROM THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, AND FROM BETHLEHEM.

HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, MICAH 5.1, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, MICAH 5.2

GOD PROPHESIED THAT HE WILL BRING BACK THE JEWISH PEOPLE FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH AFTER SOME 2,000 YEARS OF EXILE.  IT HAPPENED IN 1948.  MANY JEWISH PEOPLE RETURNED TO ISRAEL AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR, AND ARE STILL COMING TO ISRAEL.

ISAIAH 11.11-12, JEREMIAH 31.10-14, EZEKIEL 36.16-24

AND GOD SPEAKS OF THE FUTURE ESTABLISHMENT OF HIS MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL.  EZEKIEL 36.25-28

AND GOD TELLS US, IT IS HE WHO DECIDES WHO BECOMES THE LEADER OF A COUNTRY, EVEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

JEREMIAH 27.5  I HAVE MADE THE EARTH, THE MAN AND THE ANIMALS THAT ARE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH BY MY GREAT POWER AND BY MY OUTSTRETCHED ARM.  AND HAVE GIVEN IT TO WHOM IT SEEMED RIGHT IN MY EYES.

DANIEL 4.31-32  KNOW THAT THE MOST HIGH RULES IN THE KINGDOM OF MEN AND GIVES IT TO WHOMSOEVER HE WILL.

DANIEL 5.17, 21  THE MOST HIGH GOD RULES IN THE KINGDOM OF MEN AND HE APPOINTS OVER IT WHOMSOEVER HE WILL.

ROMANS 11.36  FOR OF HIM, AND THROUGH HIM, AND TO HIM,  ARE ALL THINGS, TO WHOM BE GLORY FOREVER, AMEN.

SO,YES, GOD WILL DECIDE FOR HIS PURPOSE WHO WILL BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN 2020, DONALD TRUMP OR JOE BIDEN.  IT IS WRITTEN.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

AFTER FORTY YEARS, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL CROSS THE JORDAN RIVER INTO THE PROMISED LAND, THE LAND OF CANAAN, THAT BECAME THE GOD-GIVEN, EVERLASTING JEWISH HOMELAND, THE LAND OF ISRAEL. GENESIS 17.8

Shalom:

Our teaching will come from Joshua 3.1-17

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, AFTER FORTY YEARS, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL CROSS THE JORDAN RIVER INTO THE PROMISED LAND, THE LAND OF CANAAN, THAT BECAME THE GOD-GIVEN, EVERLASTING JEWISH HOMELAND, THE LAND OF ISRAEL.  GENESIS 17.8

And with that said, let’s read Joshua 3.1-17.

JOSHUA 3.1  And Joshua rose early in the morning, and they moved from Shittim, and came to the Jordan River, he and all The Children of Israel.  And they remained there in Shittim before they crossed.

The time of this event was some 3,400 years ago, forty years after GOD freed The Children of Israel from four hundred years of Egyptian slavery.  The Jewish People were at the end of their forty year journey from Egypt to the Promised Land Canaan.  And They were preparing to cross the Jordan river into Canaan that would become The GOD-Given, Everlasting Jewish Homeland, The Land of Israel.  GENESIS 17.8

JOSHUA 3.2  And it came to pass after three days, the officers went through the host.

3,400 years ago, the host was The Israeli Army.  The IDF, The Israeli Defense Forces are not strangers to war.

JOSHUA 3.3  And they, the Israeli officers, commanded The People saying, When you see The Ark of The Covenant of The LORD Your GOD, and The Priests, the Levites, carrying it, you shall set forth from your place and follow after it.

The Ark of The Covenant was a Chest that was made of shittim wood, overlaid with pure gold inside and out that was 4 feet long, 2 1/4 feet wide, and 2 1/4 feet high.  And a crown of gold all around it.

And The Top of The Ark was pure gold, and a crown of gold all around it.  Some Bibles call The Top of The Ark of The Covenant, The Mercy Seat.

Four rings were fastened on the side of the ark at the top four corners to insert poles made of shittim wood, and also overlaid with pure gold.  And the poles were placed in the rings for the Levites to carry The Ark.  And the Poles were never taken out from the rings.

And two cherubim of pure gold were at each end of The Ark with stretched out wings that covered The Top of The Ark of The Covenant.  And their faces looked upon each other looking toward the Top of The Ark of The Covenant.

The Ark of The Covenant was always in The Tabernacle when the People were not on the move to The Promised Land Canaan.  And there in The Holy of Holies, inside The Tabernacle was where The LORD met with Moses Face to face from above The Top of The Ark between the two cherubim to give Moses His Commandments, all His Laws for The Children of Israel, that all the world should live by.  Because Moses, The Prophet of GOD, speaking The Words that GOD told him to speak, said, Man shall not live by bread alone but by Every Word that proceeds out of The Mouth of The LORD does man live.  And those very same Words are repeated by The Messiah Yeshua in The New Testament.

EXODUS 25.10-22, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

Inside The Ark of The Covenant were The Two Tablets of Stone with The Ten Commandments Written on them by The Finger of GOD.

1 KINGS 8.9, 2 CHRONICLES 5.10

I know it is written in some Bibles in Deuteronomy 31.26 that The Book of The Law, that is The Torah, The Law of Moses, was put in the side of The Ark.  That is incorrect.  The Book of The Law was put at the side of The Ark, not inside The Ark.

The Hebrew reads in Deuteronomy 31.26, Say’fehr Ha’Torah hazeh vay’sahm’tehm oh’toe me’stahd Ahrone B’reet YEHOVAH ELO’HEY’KHEM.  This Book of The Law you shall put it at the side of The Ark of The Covenant of The LORD Your GOD.

JOSHUA 3.4  Yet there shall be a space between you and The Ark of The Covenant, about two thousand cubits by measure.  Do not come near it that you may know the way by which you must go.  For you have not passed this way before.

2,000 cubits are 3,000 feet, or about 10 American football fields.  The space between The People and The Ark when they crossed the Jordan.

JOSHUA 3.5  And Joshua said to The People, Sanctify yourselves That is, Be Holy before The LORD Your GOD, for tomorrow The LORD will do wonders among you.

Being Holy before The LORD is something we should be 24/7, all the time.  And being Holy before The LORD is living our life by every Word GOD speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation.

And tomorrow, GOD said, The LORD will do wonders among you.

JOSHUA 3.6-10  And Joshua spoke to The Priests saying, Take The Ark of The Covenant and pass over The Jordan before The People.  And they took up The Ark of The Covenant and went before The People.

7/  And The LORD said to Joshua, “This day will I begin to magnify you in the sight of all Israel that they may know that as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.

I believe that GOD spoke those wonderful Words to Joshua, not only for The People to know that GOD will magnify Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and that they will know that as GOD was with Moses, GOD will also be with Joshua, but GOD also spoke those Words to Joshua for Joshua’s assurance that The LORD was with him as He was with Moses.

8/  And The LORD said to Joshua, You shall command The Priests who carry The Ark of The Covenant, saying, When you come to the brink of the water of The Jordan, you shall stand still in The Jordan.

9/  And Joshua said to The Children of Israel, Come here and hear The Words of The LORD Your GOD.

10/  And Joshua said, By this you shall know that The Loving GOD is among you, and that He will, without fail, drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

GOD does everything for a reason.  And GOD drove out the Canaanite nations because of their sins against GOD.  Their abominations are described by GOD in the following Scriptures.

GENESIS 15.13-21, LEVITICUS 18.1-30, DEUTERONOMY 18.9-14, 1 KINGS 21.26

JOSHUA 3.11-13  And Joshua said, Behold, The Ark of The Covenant of The LORD of all the earth passes over before you into The Jordan.

12/  Now therefore take twelve men out of The Tribes of Israel, out of every Tribe a man.

13/  And it shall come to pass as soon as the soles of the feet of The Priests who carry The Ark of The LORD, The LORD of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of The Jordan, that the waters of The Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above, and they shall stand upon a heap.

WHEN GOD GOES BEFORE YOU, YOU WILL SUCCEED.  WHETHER GOD MAKES A PATH OF DRY GROUND TO CROSS THE JORDAN RIVER INTO THE PROMISED LAND CANAAN, OR GOD OPENS THE WATERS OF THE RED SEA FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO WALK ON DRY GROUND TO CONTINUE THEIR JOURNEY TO THE PROMISED LAND.  GOD CAN MAKE YOU SUCCEED.  BECAUSE NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.

I always think of what GOD said to Joshua when he took over from Moses when Moses died.  Because GOD’S Words apply today every bit as they applied to Joshua 3,400 years ago.  GOD’S Spoken Word is forever, and they never change

GOD SAID, ONLY BE STRONG AND VERY COURAGEOUS THAT YOU OBSERVE TO DO ACCORDING TO ALL THE LAW, ALL THE LAW OF MOSES, WHICH MOSES MY SERVANT COMMANDED YOU.  DO NOT TURN FROM IT TO THE RIGHT HAND OR TO THE LEFT THAT YOU SHALL PROSPER WHEREVER YOU GO.

THIS BOOK OF THE LAW SHALL NOT DEPART OUT OF YOUR MOUTH, BUT YOU SHALL MEDITATE IN IT DAY AND NIGHT THAT YOU OBSERVE TO DO ACCORDING TO ALL THAT IS WRITTEN IN IT.  FOR THEN YOU SHALL MAKE YOUR WAY PROSPEROUS, AND THEN YOU SHALL HAVE GOOD SUCCESS.

HAVE NOT I COMMANDED YOU, GOD SAID, BE STRONG AND OF A GOOD COURAGE.  DO NOT BE AFRAID, NEITHER LOSE YOUR COURAGE, FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD IS WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO.  JOSHUA 1.7-9

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.  ALL GOD WANTS FROM YOU IS THAT YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE IN OBEDIENCE TO HIM.  TO OBEY HIS LAW, ALL HIS LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.  AND GOD WILL OPEN THE RED SEA FOR YOU TO SUCCEED.  AND GOD’S LAW IS NOT DIFFICULT.  IN FACT IT’S EASY.  1 JOHN 5.3, 1 JOHN 1.9

BUT YOU MIGHT ASK, WHAT ABOUT JESUS?

JESUS IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE IN YOUR LIFE FOR ATONEMENT, THE FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS, AND TO FOLLOW HIS STEPS, WHO DID NO SIN.  JESUS DID NOT SIN BECAUSE MESSIAH OBEYED EVERY WORD OF THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND THOSE ARE HIS STEPS WE MUST FOLLOW.  OBEDIENCE TO GOD.

MATTHEW 26.28, 1 PETER 2.21-22

LOOK, JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES.  THOSE WHO TEACH THAT JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES AND THOSE WHO LIVE LIKE JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES CAN TAKE CREDIT FOR ALL THE VIOLENCE, THE CHAOS, THE MURDERS, THE SHOOTINGS, FIRES, LOOTINGS, DESTRUCTION, THE CORONAVIRUS, ALL THE EVILS OF TODAY.  BECAUSE MUCH OF THE WORLD IS TAUGHT THE LIE THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED.  AND MANY MORE HAVE ZERO INTEREST IN WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE. 

THAT DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD, DISOBEYING GOD’S LAW, THE LAW OF MOSES BRINGS GOD’S WRATH AND HIS JUDGMENTS ON THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE WORLD.

TEACHING THE STUPIDITY THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED, AND LIVING A LIFE OF DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD’S LAW OF MOSES,  AND DISOBEDIENCE TO ANY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, THAT DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD IS THE CAUSE FOR ALL THE PROBLEMS AND EVILS IN THE WORLD.

ISAIAH 24.4-6, ISAIAH 45.7, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, REVELATION 16, EZEKIEL 18.21

JAMES WRITES, MY BRETHREN, BE NOT MANY TEACHERS KNOWING THAT WE SHALL RECEIVE THE GREATER CONDEMNATION.  JAMES 3.1 

THE ACTUAL TRANSLATION OF THIS VERSE READS, NOT MANY TEACHERS BECOME BROTHERS OF ME, KNOWING THAT GREATER JUDGMENT WE WILL RECEIVE. 

THOSE TEACHING THE LIE THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED WILL RECEIVE THE GREATER CONDEMNATION UNLESS THEY REPENT AND TURN TO GOD AND OBEY AND TEACH ALL GOD’S LAW WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND IF THEY DO NOT REPENT, JESUS WILL SAY TO THEM, DEPART FROM ME, YOU THAT WORK INIQUITY.  MATTHEW 7.21-23, EZEKIEL 18.21 

JOSHUA 3.14-17  And it came to pass when The People removed from their tents to pass over the Jordan, and The Priests carrying The Ark of The Covenant before The People,

15/  and as they who carried The Ark came to the Jordan river, and the feet of The Priests who carried The Ark were dipped in the brim of the water, for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the time of harvest,

16/  that the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon a heap very far from the city of Adam that is beside Zaretan, and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even The Salt Sea (The Dead Sea), failed and were cut off.  And The People passed over right opposite Jericho.

17/  And The Priests who carried The Ark of The Covenant of The LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of The Jordan river, and all Israel crossed over on dry ground until all The Nation had completely crossed over the Jordan river.

AFTER FORTY YEARS, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL CROSSED THE JORDAN RIVER INTO THE PROMISED LAND CANAAN THAT BECAME THE GOD-GIVEN, EVERLASTING JEWISH HOMELAND, THE LAND OF ISRAEL. 

BARUKH HASHEM ADONAI YESHUA HAMASHIAKH, BLESSED IS THE NAME THE LORD YESHUA THE MESSIAH.

Ira Weinstein

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