YOU SHOULD NEVER FOLLOW THIS EXAMPLE IN THE BIBLE.

Shalom,

Our teaching will come from Ezekiel 4.1-17.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, YOU SHOULD NEVER FOLLOW THIS EXAMPLE IN THE BIBLE.

And with that said, let’s read Ezekiel 4.1-17.

In 586 B.C.E./B.C., The GOD of Israel sent The Children of Israel into captivity in Babylon for seventy years because they Disobeyed The LORD Their GOD.

The Children of Israel, who are The Jewish People, continuously Disobeyed The Laws and Commandments of GOD Written in Torah, The Law of Moses, and they Disobeyed The Prophets and Messengers of GOD whom The LORD sent to them.  For all The Priests and The People sinned greatly against GOD doing the abominations of the heathen.  And they polluted The Temple, The House of GOD which The LORD made Holy in Jerusalem.

And The People mocked The Prophets and GOD’S Messengers, and they despised GOD’S Words, and misused His Prophets until the wrath of The LORD burned against His People till there was no remedy.

That is the example you should not follow.  You should not Disobey GOD.  You should not Disobey anything GOD says in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation.  You should not Disobey Torah, The Law of Moses written from Genesis through Deuteronomy.  You should not Disobey The Prophets of GOD.  And you should not Disobey The Spoken Word of GOD.  Because if you live a life of Disobedience to GOD, curses and troubles will surely follow you and overtake you all the days of your life.

But rather you should turn to GOD and Repent by having atonement in The Messiah Yeshua, and turn from all your sins of violating The Law of Moses, to living your life according to Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation that includes The Law of Moses, doing that which is Lawful and Right.  And GOD says, You shall surely live, you will not die.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, EZEKIEL 18.21, 1 JOHN 3.4

Let’s summarize Ezekiel 4.1-17.

The time of Ezekiel Chapter 4 is during the seventy year captivity of The Jewish People in Babylon, current-day Iraq.

GOD told The Prophet Ezekiel, Take a tile, and lay it before you, and engrave on it The City of Jerusalem.  And lay siege to it, and build a fort against it, and heap a mound of earth around it.  Set an army also against it, and set battering rams against Jerusalem.

Also take an iron pan and set it for a wall of iron between you and the city, and set your face against it.  And it shall be besieged, and you shall lay siege against it.  This shall be a sign to The House of Israel.

The sign to The House of Israel is the city of Jerusalem being besieged by the Babylonian armies, and mounds of earth being heaped around Jerusalem.  All because of Jewish sins against GOD.  That is a sign of proof that The Children of Israel Disobeyed The LORD Their GOD for years, rejecting the daily warnings of GOD’S Prophets warning them of all their transgressions of the heathen, and polluting The Holy Temple of The LORD with their idols.

2 CHRONICLES 36.11-21

Let’s look at ISAIAH 4.2-3.  In that day shall The Branch of The LORD be Beautiful and Glorious.  (The Branch of The LORD is The Jewish Messiah Yeshua).  And the fruit of The Land of Israel shall be Excellent and Beautiful with Honor and Majesty for them who are Delivered, The Remnant of Israel.

And it shall come to pass that they that are left in Zion, and they that remain in Jerusalem shall be called Holy, every one who is written among the living in Jerusalem.

ZECHARIAH 6.12-13, JEREMIAH 23.5-6

The Branch of The LORD is Messiah Yeshua.

And GOD is telling The Jewish People, and all the world, Get your act together, and get yourself far away from sin.  Sin is violating Torah, The Law of Moses.  And start obeying Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation, and have atonement in The Messiah Yeshua, if you want to be delivered and be part of the remnant in Jerusalem with THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY when He returns to Israel, having Salvation and Eternal Life with The LORD Your GOD.

LET’S LOOK AT DEUTEORNOMY 30.1-5

WHEN THE LORD YOUR GOD, MESSIAH YESHUA, RETURNS FROM HEAVEN TO JERUSALEM, THOSE WHO HAVE OBEYED GOD’S VOICE, EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION, THAT INCLUDES TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, AND YOU HAVE ATONEMENT IN HIM, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL GATHER YOU FROM ALL THE PEOPLES WHERE HE SCATTERED YOU, AND BRING YOU INTO HIS KINGDOM, THE LAND OF ISRAEL, AND YOU WILL HAVE SALVATION, ETERNAL LIFE WITH THE LORD YOUR GOD, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, MESSIAH YESHUA, HA SHEM.

Some Bibles do not explain The Return of The LORD very well in Deuteronomy 30 verse 3.  Here is the Hebrew and the English.

V’shav Yehovah Eh’lo’hay’kha et sheh’vu’t’kha v’ree’kha’mey’kha v’shav v’kee’b’ste’kha me’kahl ha’ah’meem ah’sher heh’fee’st’kha Yehovah Eh’lo’hay’kha shah’mar.

v’shav  v’kee’b’ste’kha  is, And Return and gather you

Then The LORD Your GOD will turn your captivity and have compassion upon you, and will return and gather you from all the peoples where The LORD Your GOD has scattered you there.

The LORD Your GOD is Messiah Yeshua.

Not only is Deuteronomy 30.3 breathtaking because it was written 3,400 years ago, and some 1,400 years before Messiah,

but also this verse clearly shows that MESSIAH YESHUA IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY and not some other god, the second person of the godhead of the false trinity of one god being three different gods.

Back to Ezekiel.  And GOD said to Ezekiel, Lie on your left side, and lay the iniquity of The House of Israel upon it.  According to the number of days that you lie on your side, you shall bear their iniquity.

NUMBERS 18.1  GOD holds The Priests responsible for the sins of The Children of Israel.  Ezekiel was a Priest and a Prophet.

EZEKIEL 1.3

GOD Commanding Ezekiel to lay on his side for such a very long time was payment for his responsibility of The People sinning against GOD.

And GOD said to Ezekiel, For I have laid upon you the years of their iniquity according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days.  So shall you bear their iniquity.

Thus The Children of Israel were in sin for three hundred and ninety years, a year for a day, before GOD sent Israel into exile for their sins.

1 JOHN 3.4

GOD has long patience.

And GOD said to Ezekiel, when you have accomplished the three hundred and ninety days of lying on your left side, lie again on your right side, and you shall bear the iniquity of The House of Judah forty days.  I have appointed each day for a year, GOD said.

So now we see that Israel was in sin another forty years, or a total of four hundred and thirty years.  Four hundred and thirty years of Disobeying GOD.

Israel’s punishment was seventy years in Babylonian captivity and exile.  Ezekiel’s punishment as a Priest who is held responsible for Israel’s sins was four hundred and thirty days lying on his side, because The Priests taught Israel Torah, to obey Torah.  But The People still Disobeyed GOD

AND THAT IS THE EXAMPLE NOT TO FOLLOW,  DISOBEDIENCE TO THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

So GOD said to Ezekiel, You shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and your arm shall be uncovered, and you shall Prophesy against Jerusalem, and The People who live in the city of Jerusalem.

I believe that GOD telling Ezekiel that his arm should be uncovered is Prophetic, because Messiah Yeshua, Who is GOD ALMIGHTY, is The Arm of The LORD.  When Messiah Yeshua came to Israel 2,000 years ago, He was The Arm of The LORD, Speaking The Words of The LORD to His Jewish People, and all the world from The Bible, because Messiah is The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE FATHER.

And because The Prophet Ezekiel Spoke The Words of GOD to The People, Ezekiel was The Arm of The LORD.

ISAIAH 52.10

And GOD said to Ezekiel, I will tie you up with ropes.  And The People bound The Prophet with ropes.  And GOD said, You shall not turn from one side to the other till you have ended the days of your siege.

And GOD said, Take some barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, I don’t know what millet is, and fitches that might be rye, and put them in one vessel and make bread of them according to the number of days that you shall lie on your side, three hundred and ninety days shall you eat that food.

And the food you shall eat every day shall weigh twenty shekels, or about one half pound.  From time to time you shall eat it.

You shall also drink water by measure, the sixth part of a hin, or about one quart, from time to time shall you drink.

And you shall eat it as barley cakes, and you shall bake it with dung that comes out of a man in their sight.

This is big time suffering for The Prophet Ezekiel.  I believe this also translates into the suffering of The Jewish People in Babylon for their sins against The Holy One of Israel, The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.

Because The LORD said, Even in this way shall The Children of Israel eat their bread defiled among the Gentiles where I drive them.

The anti-Semitism of yesterday and today is because of Jewish sin against The LORD Their GOD.

DEUTERONOMY 28.15-68

Then Ezekiel said to The LORD, O LORD GOD, Behold, my soul has not been polluted, for from my youth up, even till now have I not eaten of that which dies of itself, or is torn in pieces, neither did any abominable meat come into my mouth.

Then GOD said to Ezekiel, Look, I have given you cow’s dung for man’s dung, and you shall prepare your bread with that.

And The LORD said to Ezekiel, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem that they shall eat bread by weight, and with care.  And they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment, a word meaning overwhelming astonishment and shock.  Meaning that GOD brought a famine upon Judah, the southern territory of Israel where the city of Jerusalem is for their Disobedience to GOD.

Again, the example you should not follow in The Bible is Disobedience to anything GOD Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation.  Because Disobedience to GOD will bring upon you curses and trouble, evil, plagues, and diseases.

And GOD said, They shall want bread and water, and be astonished one with another, and consume away for their iniquity.

Life is long.  In fact there is no end to life.  When one dies on earth, you continue to live.  The one who is worthy of Eternal Life in Heaven obeyed GOD.  They Obeyed Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation that includes Torah, The Law of Moses, and Blessed The Jewish People and Israel, and  have Atonement in Messiah Yeshua.  That person will spend Eternity in Heaven, in Perfection, and Beauty, in Peace, without tears, without death, or sorrow, or crying, or pain.  And all evil will have disappeared.

But the person who Disobeys GOD by Disobeying His Spoken Word in The Bible that includes Torah, The Law of Moses, and does not repent, and does not turn to GOD by turning away from all their sins of violating Torah, The Law of Moses, and Disobeying GOD’S Spoken Word throughout The Bible, and does not bless The Jewish People and Israel, and does not have Atonement in Messiah Yeshua, that person according to Scripture will spend eternity in hell.

LET’S LOOK AT LUKE 16.19-31

LUKE 16.29-31  Abraham said, They have Moses.  That is, They have Torah, The Law of Moses, and The Prophets.  Let them Hear and Obey them.

If they will not Hear and Obey Moses, That is, If they will not Hear and Obey Torah, The Law of Moses, and The Prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.  They too will end up in hell.

SO, THE EXAMPLE IN THE BIBLE YOU SHOULD NOT FOLLOW IS DISOBEYING GOD BY DISOBEYING THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE.  THAT RESULTS IN ETERNAL LIFE IN HELL.  UNLESS YOU ARE A GENTILE AND BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL.  THAT WILL GET YOU TO HEAVEN. 

GENESIS 12.3

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, DEUTERONOMY 28, ISAIAH 53.10, MATTHEW 4.4, MATTHEW 26.28, LUKE 4.4, ROMANS 5.11

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail,com

CHOOSE LIFE

Shalom,

Our teaching today will be from Ezekiel 3.1-27

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, CHOOSE LIFE.

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

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

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

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

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

2 KINGS 17.6-23, 2 CHRONICLES 36.11-21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENESIS 6.1-13

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

ISAIAH 13.9, ISAIAH 24.4-6, 1 JOHN 3.4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES,

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

LEVITICUS 22.9, ROMANS 5.11, MATTHEW 4.4

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

DEUTERONOMY 27.26, DEUTERONOMY 28.1-14,15-68

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

JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES.

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

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

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

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

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

MATTHEW 7.13-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

MATTHEW 10.28

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

MATTHEW 12.50, LUKE 8.21

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

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

A MESSAGE FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

Shalom,

We’re continuing our studies in The Book of Ezekiel when The Children of Israel were captives in the idolatrous surroundings of Babylon.  The Book of Ezekiel is dated between 593 and 571 B.C.E./B.C.  And our study will be from Ezekiel 2.1-10.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, A MESSAGE FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.

GOD had shown The Prophet Ezekiel a supernatural vision of GOD’S angels, and GOD sitting on His Throne in space.

Let’s read Ezekiel 1.26-28, and Ezekiel 2.1-5.

When Ezekiel saw GOD sitting on His Throne in space, he fell on his face, and The Prophet heard a Voice.  The Voice was The Voice of GOD.

And GOD said to him, Son of Man, Stand on your feet and I will speak to you.

GOD had a mission for Ezekiel.  Go to The Jewish captives whom GOD called, rebellious, a People who have transgressed against GOD.  Even while they were in captivity in Babylon, they transgressed against GOD.  They are an impudent People, GOD said.  Meaning, GOD’S Holy People, The Jewish People, disrespect GOD.  They refuse to obey GOD.

All people who rebel against GOD, who transgress against GOD Almighty, and do not do a thing GOD says, are an impudent people.  They disrespect GOD, and they all fall under the same category.  Sin.

Sin is not doing what GOD says in The Bible.  And sin is disobeying Torah, GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses in the first five Books of The Bible.  GOD calls all people who sin, rebellious, transgressors, and impudent.

1 JOHN 3.4

And that is the condition of the world today.  Very, very few people obey GOD.  And that is why the United States and all the world are judged by GOD’S judgment of coronavirus, terror, wars, hate, riots, poor health, and the list goes on.  Because the people throughout the world rebel against GOD.  They transgress against GOD.  They are impudent, and disrespectful towards GOD.  They refuse to obey what GOD tells them to do in His Spoken Word that is Written very clearly in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation.

And every Word GOD Speaks, and Commands us to do is not difficult.

1 JOHN 5.3

These days are like the days of Noah, when GOD said, The wickedness of man is great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart is only evil continually.  And it saddened The LORD that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His Heart.

And GOD wiped out the entire earth, killing everyone by a flood, and saving only Noah and his family of eight, because Noah walked with GOD.

Walking with GOD is obeying GOD.  And Noah obeyed every Word GOD Spoke.  And today, The Spoken Word of GOD is Written in The Bible, and not difficult to follow but yet so few walk with GOD.  GENESIS 6.5-13

And what does GOD say about the earth today, and the people living on the earth?  ISAIAH 24.1-6, 21-23

So GOD sent Ezekiel to The Jewish captives in Babylon, current-day Iraq.  And GOD said to Ezekiel, Whether they hear you or not, because they are a rebellious people, Yet, they will know that a Prophet has been among them.

EZEKIEL 2.6  And you, son of man, Do not be afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers, meaning rebels and thorns, are with you, and you dwell among scorpions.  Do not be afraid of their words.  Do not be frightened or confused by their looks, though they are a rebellious house.

Those Words spoken by GOD apply today.  Don’t be afraid of them.  Don’t be afraid of their words though they are thorns, and rebels, and scorpions.  Don’t be frightened of their looks though they are a rebellious people.

I’m not talking about The Jewish captives in Babylon 2,500 years ago.  I’m talking about today.  The rioters, and looters, those who attack innocent bystanders, attack police, and destroy the property of innocent people.

DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THEM. 

IF YOU ARE LIKE NOAH, GOD WILL ALWAYS PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.  BECAUSE YOU WALK WITH GOD.  YOU OBEY THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD.  THAT MAKES YOU JUST AND PERFECT BEFORE GOD.  YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS IN THE SIGHT OF GOD.  YOU ARE JUST AND RIGHTEOUS BECAUSE YOU LIVE A LAWFUL LIFE ACCORDING TO THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD.  YOU LIVE A LAWFUL LIFE BY OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, BECAUSE GOD SAYS, MAN DOES NOT LIVE BY BREAD ONLY, BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD. 

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

AND IF ANYONE TELLS YOU IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO LEAD A RIGHTEOUS LIFE LIKE NOAH, AND OBEY TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, THEY DO NOT KNOW GOD.

I’m not saying, jump into the middle of the rioting.  No, I’m saying, if you are Righteous as Noah was Righteous, a human being just like yourself, you do not have to be afraid of them, or their rumors running throughout TV, the newspapers, websites, people talking fear.  You do not have to be afraid of their words, or their looks, though they are a rebellious people, because you are Righteous and Perfect in The Sight of GOD.  And GOD will do mighty things for you and your family to protect you always.  For there shall not a hair of your head perish.  LUKE 21.18

EZEKIEL 2.7  AND GOD SAID TO EZEKIEL, YOU SHALL SPEAK MY WORDS TO THEM, WHETHER THEY HEAR OR WHETHER THEY WILL NOT HEAR, FOR THEY ARE MOST REBELLIOUS.

People are like the parable of the sower.  When you speak The Word of GOD to People, most people will listen to you.

Here is what The Word of GOD is.  Obey every Word GOD speaks in The Bible.  Keep the Saturday Sabbath on the seventh day of the Week.  And do not do any work on that day.  Eat what GOD tells you to eat, and don’t eat what GOD tells you not to eat, like bacon, sausage, ham, shrimp, lobster, turtle soup, frog legs, oysters, clams, crabs.

GOD NEVER ENDED THE LAW OF MOSES.  THE LAW STANDS FOREVER FOR ALL PEOPLES.

LEVITICUS 11, DEUTERONOMY 14, ISAIAH 40.8

Observe GOD’S festivals, His Passover, The Feast of Weeks called Pentecost, The Feast of Blowing Shofars that Judaism calls Rosh Ha Shanah, the New Year, Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles, and observe them according to GOD’S instructions in Leviticus 23.

And throw away the christmas tree.  Because GOD says, Learn not the way of the heathen.

JEREMIAH 10.2-5  Thus saith The LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and do not be afraid of the signs of heaven, for the heathen are afraid of them.

For the customs of the people are vain.  For one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of a workman with the ax.

They deck it with silver and gold.  They fasten it with nails, and with hammers that it doesn’t move.  They are upright as the palm tree but do not speak.  They need to be carried because they cannot go.  Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

That is the christmas tree.  GOD says, Do not learn the way of the heathen.  Don’t bring a christmas tree into your house or even put it on your property.

People fall into the category of the parable of the sower.  The sower sows the seed.  The seed is The Spoken Word of GOD.  Not the word of religion, not the word of man, but The Spoken Word of GOD written in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation that includes The Law of Moses.

And Jesus, Who is The Jewish Messiah Yeshua, GOD ALMIGHTY, THE FATHER teaches the parable of the sower.  And He says,

The Seed, The Spoken Word of GOD in The Bible that includes The Law of Moses, fell on the wayside, and it was trodden down and birds devoured it.

That is, Those by the wayside hear The Word Spoken by GOD, but then the devil comes and takes away The Word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

And some fell on a rock.  That is The Seed, The Spoken Word of GOD, fell on a rock.  And as soon as the seed sprung up, it withered away because it lacked moisture.

Messiah says, They on the rock are they which when they hear The Spoken Word of GOD, they receive it with joy, but they have no root, which for awhile believe, and in time of the trials of life, they fall away.  Remember, The Spoken Word of GOD is every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible.

And some fell among thorns.  And the thorns sprung up with the seed and choked it.

The Seed, The Spoken Word of GOD that fell among thorns are they which when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with the cares and riches, and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.  That is, they do not do what GOD says.  They do not obey The Spoken Word of GOD in The Bible.  There is no perfection in them in The sight of GOD.

And other seed fell on good ground and sprang up and brought forth fruit a hundredfold.

And Messiah says, But The Seed, The Spoken Word of GOD that fell on the good ground are they which in an honest and good heart having heard The Word of GOD, Keep it.  That is, They Obey it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

It takes patience, and study of The Bible, Living by, and Obeying Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible.  Doing all that GOD says in The Bible.  They are GOD’S People who live by all that GOD says in The Bible.  They bring forth fruit with patience.  They are perfect in GOD’S eyes.

1 KINGS 8.61

THE WORD OF GOD THAT FALLS ON THE GOOD GROUND, INTO AN HONEST AND GOOD HEART, HAVING HEARD THE WORD OF GOD, AND KEEP IT AND OBEY IT, THEY ARE THE RIGHTEOUS OF GOD WHO BRING FORTH FRUIT – EVERYTHING PLEASING TO GOD – WITH PATIENCE.

THEY WILL HEAR THE WORD OF GOD THAT YOU SPEAK.  BUT MOST WILL NOT DO WHAT GOD SPEAKS. 

LUKE 8.4-8, 11-15

THE RIGHTEOUS DO NOT HAVE TO FEAR ANYBODY AS LONG AS YOU WALK A PERFECT LIFE WITH GOD.  AND IF YOU FALL, YOU IMMEDIATELY REPENT BY TURNING FROM YOUR SIN TO OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S WORD, COMMANDMENTS, STATUTES AND ORDINANCES.  AND YOU RESUME YOUR LIFE OF LOVING GOD BY OBEYING HIS EVERY WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.

EZEKIEL 18.21, 1 JOHN 1.9, 1 JOHN 5.3, JOHN 14.15

EZEKIEL 2.8  BUT YOU SON OF MAN HEAR WHAT I SAY TO YOU.  THE WORD HEAR IN HEBREW IS SHEMA, MEANING HEAR AND OBEY.  GOD SAID TO EZEKIEL, HEAR WHAT I SAY TO YOU, AND OBEY WHAT I SAY TO YOU.  DO NOT BE REBELLIOUS LIKE THAT REBELLIOUS HOUSE, THE JEWISH CAPTIVES.  OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND EAT WHAT I AM GIVING TO YOU.

THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IS FOOD AND HEALTH WHEN YOU DO WHAT GOD SAYS.  AND WHEN YOU LIVE BY THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, YOU GROW IN GOD.  WITH PATIENCE AND TIME YOU BECOME LIKE THE GREAT ONES IN THE BIBLE WHOSE LIVES WERE BUNDLED IN THE LORD.  YOU BECOME LIKE NOAH, ABRAHAM AND SARAH, ISAAC, JACOB, MOSES, DAVID, THE PROPHETS, THE GODLY MEN AND WOMEN OF BOTH THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS WHO WALKED WITH GOD AND OBEYED EVERY WORD GOD SPOKE.

SO I’VE BEEN THINKING, WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE?  I DON’T BELIEVE THERE IS A ONE SENTENCE ANSWER.  PROBABLY THERE’S A NUMBER OF ANSWERS TO WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE.

BUT ONE ANSWER IS TO SERVE GOD BY LIVING YOUR LIFE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU WITH A GOOD, PROSPEROUS, HEALTHY, AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN WHEN YOU HEAR AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.

MATTHEW 26.28

GOD SAID TO EZEKIEL HEAR AND OBEY WHAT I SAY TO YOU.  DO NOT BE REBELLIOUS LIKE THAT REBELLIOUS HOUSE.  OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND EAT WHAT I AM GIVING YOU.

EZEKIEL 2.9-10  AND EZEKIEL WRITES, WHEN I LOOKED, BEHOLD, A HAND WAS SENT TO ME, AND BEHOLD, IN IT WAS A ROLL OF A BOOK.

AND HE SPREAD IT BEFORE ME, AND IT WAS WRITTEN WITHIN AND WITHOUT.  THAT IS, IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE FRONT OF THE BOOK, AND IN THE BACK OF THE BOOK.  AND THERE WAS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK, LAMENTATIONS, AND MOURNING, AND WOE.  OR GRIEF BECAUSE OF SO MUCH DEATH, AND SORROW BECAUSE OF SO MUCH DEATH, AND DISTRESS, AFFLICTION AND TROUBLES.

GOD MAY NOT SEND A HAND TO US WITH THE ROLL OF A BOOK TO EAT.  BUT WE HAVE THE BIBLE THAT HAS GOD’S SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN IN IT.  AND GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IS THE FOUNDATION OF LIFE.  HOW TO LEAD A LIFE THAT IS GOOD, RIGHTEOUS AND LAWFUL IN THE SIGHT OF GOD, BY OBEYING GOD.

THERE ARE SO MANY WHO SAY THAT JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES ON THE CROSS, OR THAT JESUS FULFILLED AND DID THE LAW OF MOSES PERFECTLY.  THEREFORE YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES.

YOUR BIBLE NEVER SAYS THAT ANYWHERE.  ESPECIALLY FROM THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD.  PEOPLE WRITE BIBLES FROM THE TRUE WORD OF GOD, AND PEOPLE MIGHT TEND TO DISTORT THE WORDS OF THE BIBLE PERHAPS FOR FINANCIAL GAIN OR FOR SOME OTHER SICK REASON.  BUT GOD NEVER SAYS THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED.  IN FACT GOD SAYS THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT WE ARE TO OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES ALWAYS FOR OUR GOOD.  ALWAYS IS THE SAME AS FOREVER.

LISTEN TO THIS.  BIBLE TRANSLATORS WRITE THAT JESUS SAID, IF ANY MAN COMES TO ME, AND DOES NOT HATE HIS FATHER, AND MOTHER, AND WIFE, AND CHILDREN, AND BRETHREN, AND SISTERS, YES, AND HIS OWN LIFE ALSO, HE CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE.  LUKE 14.26

THAT IS NOT JESUS TALKING.  THAT IS SOME SICK TRANSLATOR TEACHING US TO HATE.  HATE MEANS HATE IN ENGLISH.

WHEN YOU EAT GOD’S WORDS BY READING AND DOING WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE, YOU WILL GROW INTO A PERFECT AND RIGHTEOUS PERSON IN THE EYES OF GOD.  THAT RESULTS IN ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

REMEMBER THIS.  WHAT YOU READ OR HEAR MUST ALWAYS AGREE WITH GOD’S LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES THAT ARE THE WORDS OF GENESIS THROUGH DEUTERONOMY.  IF WHAT YOU READ OR HEAR DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE LAW OF MOSES, YOU ARE BEING TAUGHT REBELLION AGAINST GOD, TRANSGRESSION AGAINST GOD, AND DISRESPECT OF GOD BY BEING TAUGHT NOT TO OBEY GOD.

BECAUSE GOD SAYS, MAN DOES NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.

OBEYING GOD IS FOR YOUR GOOD ALWAYS. 

DISOBEYING GOD IS LAMENTATIONS, MOURNING, AND WOE.

AND OBEDIENCE TO GOD IS LIFE.

AND OBEDIENCE TO GOD IS FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.

Shalom,

IraWeinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

www.bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

THE SAGES SAY THAT THE VISION OF THE HEAVENLY THRONE IS A TOPIC SO FAR REMOVED FROM HUMAN COMPREHENSION THAT THE SAGES THEMSELVES FELT INADEQUATE TO INTERPRET IT, AND FORBID LAYPERSONS TO DELVE TOO DEEPLY INTO ITS TEACHINGS.

Shalom,

This morning we will begin our teachings in The Book of Ezekiel starting in the first chapter.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THE SAGES SAY THAT THE VISION OF THE HEAVENLY THRONE IS A TOPIC SO FAR REMOVED FROM HUMAN COMPREHENSION THAT THE SAGES THEMSELVES FELT INADEQUATE TO INTERPRET IT, AND FORBID LAYPERSONS TO DELVE TOO DEEPLY INTO ITS TEACHINGS.

So with that said, let’s read Ezekiel 1.1-28, and we will study this great Supernatural Vision when GOD opened up The Heavens and personally presented His Mighty Vision to The Prophet Ezekiel.

EZEKIEL 1.1  NOW IT CAME TO PASS IN THE THIRTIETH YEAR IN THE FOURTH MONTH, IN THE FIFTH DAY OF THE MONTH, AS I WAS AMONG THE CAPTIVES BY THE RIVER K’VAR, THAT THE HEAVENS WERE OPENED AND I SAW VISIONS OF GOD.

It’s not clear what the thirtieth year represents.  But in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day on The Jewish Calendar that would be June 27th, some 2,500 years ago during the seventy year Jewish exile to Babylon from 586 B.C.E./B.C. to 516 B.C.E./B.C.,

The Prophet Ezekiel was among The Jewish Captives in Babylon, current day Iraq, by the river K’var, that the Heavens were opened. And Ezekiel saw visions of GOD.  Ezekiel saw with his own eyes what was taking place before him.

EZEKIEL 1.2-3  IN THE FIFTH DAY OF THE MONTH WHICH WAS THE FIFTH YEAR OF KING JEHOIACHIN’S CAPTIVITY WOULD BE 593 B.C.E./B.C.

THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME EXPRESSLY TO EZEKIEL THE PRIEST, THE SON OF BUZI, IN THE LAND OF THE CHALDEANS, (THAT IS BABYLON) BY THE RIVER K’VAR.  AND THE HAND OF THE LORD WAS THERE UPON HIM.

GOD sent His Jewish People of Jerusalem and throughout southern Israel into captivity to Babylon for seventy years because of their rebellion, their transgressions, and their disrespect against The LORD Their GOD.

GOD caused the Babylonian armies to begin exiling Jews to Babylon in 597 B.C.E./B.C.  The Babylonians destroyed The Solomon Temple in 587 B.C.E./B.C., and exiled more Jewish People in 586 B.C.E/B.C. 

2 CHRONICLES 36.11-21

EZEKIEL 1.4  AND I LOOKED, EZEKIEL WRITES, AND BEHOLD A WHIRLWIND.  WHIRLWIND IN HEBREW IS RUAKH SAH’RAH, MEANING A WIND, A SPIRIT, A STORM, OR A HURRICANE, CAME OUT OF THE NORTH.  AND A GREAT CLOUD, AND A FLASHING MASS OF FIRE WITHIN THE STORM.  AND A BRIGHTNESS TO IT ALL AROUND.  AND OUT OF THE CENTER OF IT WAS THE COLOR OF AMBER, TRANSPARENT AND BRILLIANT AS SHINING BRASS AND BRONZE, OUT OF THE CENTER OF THE FIRE.

EZEKIEL 1.5  ALSO OUT OF THE CENTER OF THE STORM AND THE MASSIVE FIRE, CAME THE LIKENESS OF FOUR LIVING CREATURES.  AND THIS WAS THEIR APPEARANCE.  THEY HAD THE LIKENESS OF A MAN.  THAT IS, THE FOUR LIVING CREATURES LOOKED LIKE MEN.

6/  AND EVERY LIVING CREATURE HAD FOUR FACES.  AND EVERY ONE HAD FOUR WINGS.

7/  AND THEIR FEET WERE STRAIGHT FEET.  AND THE SOLE OF THEIR FEET WAS LIKE THE SOLE OF A CALF’S FOOT.  AND THEY SPARKLED LIKE THE COLOR OF COPPER.

8/  AND THEY HAD THE HANDS OF A MAN UNDER THEIR WINGS ON THEIR FOUR SIDES.  AND THE FOUR OF THEM HAD THEIR FACES AND THEIR WINGS.

9/  THEIR WINGS TOUCHED ONE TO THE OTHER.  THEY DID NOT TURN WHEN THEY WENT.  EVERYONE WENT STRAIGHT FORWARD.

10/  AND FOR THE LIKENESS OF THEIR FACES, THE FOUR HAD THE FACE OF A MAN, AND THE FACE OF A LION ON THE RIGHT SIDE.  AND THE FOUR HAD THE FACE OF AN OX ON THE LEFT SIDE, AND THE FOUR ALSO HAD THE FACE OF AN EAGLE.

12/  AND EACH WENT STRAIGHT FORWARD.  WHERE THE SPIRIT WENT, THEY WENT, AND THEY DID NOT TURN WHEN THEY WENT.

13/  AS FOR THE LIKENESS OF THE LIVING CREATURES, THEIR APPEARANCE WAS LIKE BURNING COALS OF FIRE, AND LIKE THE APPEARANCE OF A BURNING TORCH.  IT WENT UP AND DOWN AMONG THE LIVING CREATURES, AND THE FIRE WAS BRIGHT.  AND LIGHTNING WENT OUT OF THE FIRE.

14/  AND THE LIVING CREATURES KEPT RUNNING AND TURNING LIKE THE APPEARANCE OF A FLASH OF LIGHTNING.

15/  AND I LOOKED AT THE LIVING CREATURES, AND  BEHOLD, ONE WHEEL WAS ON THE EARTH BY THE LIVING CREATURES WITH THEIR FOUR FACES.

16/  AND THE APPEARANCE OF THE WHEELS AND THEIR WORKMANSHIP WAS LIKE THE COLOR OF BERYL.  MAGNIFICENT PURPLE IN COLOR.  AND THE FOUR LIVING CREATURES HAD ONE LIKENESS.  AND THEIR APPEARANCE AND THEIR WORKMANSHIP WAS AS IT WERE A WHEEL IN THE MIDDLE OF A WHEEL.

17/  WHEN THEY WENT, THEY WENT ON THEIR FOUR SIDES.  AND THEY DID NOT TURN WHEN THEY WENT.

18/  AS FOR THEIR RINGS, THEY WERE SO HIGH THAT THEY WERE TERRIFYING.  AND THEIR RINGS WERE FULL OF EYES ALL AROUND THEM.

19/  AND WHEN THE LIVING CREATURES WENT, THE WHEELS WENT BESIDE THEM.  AND WHEN THE LIVING CREATURES WERE LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH, THE WHEELS WERE LIFTED UP.

20/   WHERESOEVER THE SPIRIT COMPELLED THEM TO GO, THEY WENT.  AND THE WHEELS WERE LIFTED UP BESIDE THEM.  FOR THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING CREATURES WAS IN THE WHEELS.

21/  WHEN THEY WENT UP, THESE WENT, AND WHEN THOSE STOOD, THESE STOOD.  AND WHEN THOSE WERE LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH, THE WHEELS WERE LIFTED UP BESIDE THEM.  FOR THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING CREATURE WAS IN THE WHEELS.

22/  AND THE LIKENESS OVER THE HEADS OF THE LIVING CREATURES WAS THE SKY AS THE COLOR OF AWESOME CRYSTAL STRETCHED OUT OVER THEIR HEADS FROM ABOVE.

23/  AND UNDER THE SKY WERE THEIR STRAIGHT WINGS.  ONE TOWARD THE OTHER.  EACH ONE HAD TWO WHICH COVERED ON THIS SIDE, AND EACH ONE HAD TWO WHICH COVERED ON THAT SIDE OF THEIR BODIES.

24/  AND I HEARD THE NOISE OF THEIR WINGS LIKE THE NOISE OF GREAT WATERS, AS THE VOICE OF THE ALMIGHTY, THE VOICE OF SPEECH, AS THE NOISE OF AN ARMY.  WHEN THEY STOOD, THEY LET DOWN THEIR WINGS.

25/  AND THERE WAS A VOICE FROM ABOVE THE SKY THAT WAS OVER THEIR HEADS WHEN THEY STOOD AND LET DOWN THEIR WINGS.

26/  AND ABOVE THE SKY THAT WAS OVER THEIR HEADS WAS THE LIKENESS OF A THRONE, AS THE APPEARANCE OF A SAPPHIRE STONE, LIKE A BEAUTIFUL GEM.  AND UPON THE LIKENESS OF THE THRONE WAS THE LIKENESS AS THE APPEARANCE OF A MAN ABOVE UPON IT.

SITTING UPON THE THRONE OF SAPPHIRE WAS THE ALMIGHTY GOD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA.

27/  AND I SAW HIM AS THE COLOR OF AMBER, TRANSPARENT AND BRILLIANT AS SHINING BRASS AND GOLD, AS THE APPEARANCE OF FIRE WITHIN ALL AROUND IT.

EZEKIEL SAW GOD IN HIS GLORY, AND IN GREAT POWER.

28/  AS THE APPEARANCE OF THE RAINBOW THAT IS IN THE CLOUD IN THE DAY OF RAIN, SO WAS THE APPEARANCE OF THE BRIGHTNESS ALL AROUND.  THIS WAS THE APPEARANCE OF THE LIKENESS OF THE GLORY OF GOD.  AND WHEN I SAW, I FELL UPON MY FACE, EZEKIEL WRITES, AND I HEARD A VOICE OF ONE WHO SPOKE.

WHEN GOD SPEAKS, EVERY WORD IS LAW, EVERY WORD A COMMAND, AND EVERY WORD HIS PROMISE, AND HIS TEACHING.

WHY THE ANGELIC BEINGS OF GOD, AND EVERYTHING THEY DID BEFORE EZEKIEL?  FOR GOD TO GET EZEKIEL’S ATTENTION, AND FOR GOD TO GET YOUR ATTENTION, AND EVERYONE WHO READS THE BIBLE.

AND GOD CERTAINLY GOT EZEKIEL’S ATTENTION.  WHEN EZEKIEL SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN FRONT OF HIS EYES, SEEING GOD ON HIS THRONE IN SPACE EZEKIEL FELL ON HIS FACE.

BECAUSE GOD HAD A VERY IMPORTANT MISSION FOR EZEKIEL.  

GO TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, GOD SAID TO EZEKIEL, TO THE JEWISH CAPTIVES IN BABYLON.  TO A REBELLIOUS NATION THAT HAS REBELLED AGAINST ME.  THEY AND THEIR FATHERS HAVE TRANSGRESSED AGAINST ME TO THIS VERY DAY.  EVEN IN CAPTIVITY, GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE WERE REBELLING AGAINST THEIR GOD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL.

FOR THEY ARE IMPUDENT CHILDREN, GOD SAID.  THEY DISRESPECT ME.  THEY REFUSE TO OBEY ME.

LET’S LOOK AT EZEKIEL CHAPTER 2.1-5

1/  AND GOD SAID TO EZEKIEL, SON OF MAN, STAND UPON YOUR FEET, AND I WILL SPEAK TO YOU.

2/  AND THE SPIRIT ENTERED INTO ME WHEN GOD SPOKE TO ME, AND SET ME ON MY FEET, AND I HEARD HIM WHO SPOKE TO ME.

GOD SPOKE TO EZEKIEL WITH HIS VOICE FROM ABOVE, OR BY HIS VOICE INSIDE EZEKIEL’S HEAD.

3/  AND HE SAID TO ME, SON OF MAN, I SEND YOU TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, TO A REBELLIOUS NATION THAT HAS REBELLED AGAINST ME.  THEY AND THEIR FATHERS HAVE TRANSGRESSED AGAINST ME TO THIS VERY DAY.

TODAY, BECAUSE THE WORLD REBELS AGAINST GOD, AND DISRESPECTS THE GOD OF CREATION, AND TRANSGRESSES AGAINST GOD BY NOT OBEYING HIS SPOKEN WORD IN THE BIBLE, GOD HAS JUDGED THIS WORLD WITH CORONAVIRUS, THE FLU, DISEASE, PLAGUES, FIRES, HATE, MURDER, RIOTS, LOOTING, EARTHQUAKES, FLOODS, TERRORISM, ALL BECAUSE THE WORLD REBELS AGAINST THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

THEY TRANSGRESS AGAINST THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL TO THIS VERY DAY.  THE WORLD DISOBEYS EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND MANY ARE TAUGHT THE LIE THAT GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES ARE ABOLISHED AND NO LONGER IN EFFECT.  THEY ARE TAUGHT TO REBEL AGAINST GOD, DISRESPECTING GOD, AND TRANSGRESSING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.  WHILE OTHERS ARE OBLIVIOUS TO GOD, DEAF, BLIND, AND INDIFFERENT, THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

THESE ARE THE DAYS OF NOAH WHEN GOD DESTROYED THE EARTH AND EVERYONE IN IT EXCEPT NOAH AND HIS FAMILY BECAUSE NOAH WALKED WITH GOD AND OBEYED EVERY WORD GOD SPOKE. GENESIS 6.9

4/  AND GOD SAID TO EZEKIEL, FOR THEY ARE IMPUDENT AND STIFF HEARTED (THEY ARE DISRESPECTFUL TOWARD GOD, AND STUBBORN, REJECTING THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.)  I DO SEND YOU TO THEM, GOD SAID, AND YOU SHALL SAY TO THEM, THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD.

5/  AND WHETHER THEY WILL HEAR OR WHETHER THEY WILL REFUSE AND NOT LISTEN TO YOU, FOR THEY ARE A REBELLIOUS HOUSE.  YET THEY SHALL KNOW THAT THERE HAS BEEN A PROPHET AMONG THEM.

LATER IN HIS BOOK, THE PROPHET EZEKIEL PROPHESIES OF A FUTURE GREAT WAR AGAINST ISRAEL.  EZEKIEL 38 AND 39

THE PROPHET ZECHARIAH PROPHESIES THAT GOD WILL GATHER ALL THE NATIONS AGAINST JERUSALEM TO BATTLE.  ZECHARIAH 14

THE PROPHET ISAIAH PROPHESIES OF A TIME WHEN FEW PEOPLE WILL BE LEFT ON THE EARTH.  ISAIAH 24

ALL GOD’S JUDGMENTS ARE BECAUSE THE WORLD TRANSGRESSES GOD’S LAWS, CHANGE HIS ORDINANCES, AND BREAK HIS EVERLASTING COVENANT, THAT IS GOD’S SPOKEN WORD THAT IS LAW.  AND FEW PEOPLE WILL BE LEFT.  ISAIAH 24.4-6

EZEKIEL ALSO PROPHESIES ABOUT THE DRY BONES OF MANY JEWISH PEOPLE WHOM GOD WILL RESURRECT TO LIFE, TO ETERNAL LIFE.  TO LIVE IN THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM OF GOD IN ISRAEL FOR ONE THOUSAND YEARS THAT WILL BE LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN, AND THROUGHOUT ETERNITY IN HEAVEN.  EZEKIEL 37

AND EZEKIEL ALSO TEACHES GOD’S REPENTANCE.  TURNING TO GOD FROM ALL YOUR SINS OF BREAKING GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, AND OBEYING ALL GOD’S LAWS, AND STATUTES WRITTEN IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, DOING THAT WHICH IS LAWFUL AND RIGHT.  AND GOD SAYS, YOU SHALL SURELY LIVE, YOU SHALL NOT DIE.  EZEKIEL 18.21, 1 JOHN 3.4

AND AT THE END OF THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL, THE PROPHET WRITES ABOUT THE FUTURE 1,000 YEAR MESSIANIC KINGDOM TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM WHERE MESSIAH YESHUA WILL REIGN.  EZEKIEL 40-48

WILL YOU BE THERE? 

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

THE VISION OF THE HEAVENLY THRONE OF GOD SITTING ON HIS THRONE, AND SPEAKING TO THE PROPHET EZEKIEL, AND THE WORKS OF GOD’S ANGELS, ARE TO GET YOUR ATTENTION TO OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION FOR YOUR GOOD ALWAYS.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

NOT ONE GOOD WORD FAILED THAT THE LORD PROMISED TO THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL. ALL CAME TO PASS.

Shalom,

Our teaching this morning will be about Joshua dividing the whole land of Canaan to the tribes of Israel for their inheritance, to the time of his death at 110 years old.

JOSHUA WAS A GREAT MAN OF GOD WHO SAID, BUT AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.  AND JOSHUA SERVED THE LORD. JOSHUA 1.6-9

THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, NOT ONE GOOD WORD FAILED THAT THE LORD PROMISED TO THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.  ALL CAME TO PASS.

The battle with the Canaanites for the land of Canaan was over.  And the land was at rest from war.  And GOD’S Promise to Abraham was fulfilled in which GOD said to Abraham, And I will give to you and to your descendants after you this land wherein you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession.  And I will be their GOD.  GENESIS 17.8

So, with The Mighty Hand of The LORD GOD OF ISRAEL, The Children of Israel prevailed, and conquered, and possessed the whole land of Canaan from The River of Egypt to The Euphrates River.  And it was time for Joshua to divide the land of Canaan to the tribes of Israel for their inheritance.

But first, let’s talk about The River of Egypt.  Because The GOD-given Borders of Israel are from The River of Egypt to The Euphrates River.  And my question has always been, Where is The River of Egypt?  Other than we know that The River of Egypt must be in Egypt.

GENESIS 15.18  IN THE SAME DAY THE LORD MADE A COVENANT WITH ABRAM, SAYING, UNTO YOUR SEED HAVE I GIVEN THIS LAND FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT TO THE GREAT RIVER, THE RIVER EUPHRATES. 

Let’s look at JOSHUA 15.1-4 and verse 47

We know that when The Children of Israel were slaves in Egypt, they lived in The Land of Goshen.  GENESIS 47.5-6

From looking at various maps of Egypt, Goshen was located near a wadi.  This wadi, that is a stream or river, is near the eastern arm of The Nile that is excellent pasture land.  And Goshen was near a river and had excellent pasture land.

I BELIEVE THAT THE RIVER OF EGYPT IS NEAR GOSHEN WHERE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL LIVED IN EGYPT WHEN THEY WERE SLAVES.

LET’S LOOK AT DEUTERONOMY 11.22-24  FOR IF YOU WILL DILIGENTLY KEEP ALL THESE COMMANDMENTS WHICH I COMMAND YOU TO DO THEM, TO LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD, TO WALK IN ALL HIS WAYS, AND TO CLEAVE TO HIM,

THEN WILL THE LORD DRIVE OUT ALL THESE NATIONS FROM BEFORE YOU, AND YOU SHALL POSSESS GREATER NATIONS AND MIGHTIER THAN YOURSELVES.

EVERY PLACE WHERE THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET SHALL TREAD SHALL BE YOURS.  FROM THE WILDERNESS AND LEBANON, FROM THE RIVER, THE RIVER EUPHRATES TO THE UTTERMOST SEA SHALL YOUR COAST BE.

THE SOLES OF THE FEET OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WALKED ON, OR TREAD ON THE WILDERNESS, FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT BY GOSHEN ALL THE WAY TO THE EUPHRATES RIVER.

THOSE ARE THE GOD-GIVEN BORDERS OF ISRAEL.  FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT AT GOSHEN TO THE EUPHRATES RIVER.

AND THOSE WILL BE THE BORDERS OF ISRAEL WHEN THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, RETURNS AND ESTABLISHES HIS MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL. 

1 KINGS 8.65

2 KINGS 24.7  THIS PERIOD OF TIME IS AFTER GOD EXILED HIS PEOPLE FROM SOUTHERN ISRAEL IN 586 B.C.E./B.C. TO BABYLON FOR SEVENTY YEARS BECAUSE OF ISRAEL’S SINS AGAINST THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL.

THE BABYLONIAN EMPIRE WAS MUCH OF CURRENT DAY IRAQ, KUWAIT, MUCH OF SYRIA, AND JORDAN.  AND ISRAEL THEN BECAME PART OF THE BABYLONIAN EMPIRE FOR SEVENTY YEARS.

Now to get technical.  In GENESIS 15.18, THE RIVER OF EGYPT in Hebrew, is NAH’HAR MEETZ’RAH’YEEM

In JOSHUA 15.4 and 47, THE RIVER OF EGYPT in Hebrew is NAH’HAL  MEETZ’RAH’YEEEM

Both NAH’HAR AND NAH’HAL are identical.  Both meaning river or stream.

SO I BELIEVE THAT THE RIVER OF EGYPT IS WHERE GOSHEN WAS WHERE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL LIVED IN EGYPT WHILE THEY WERE SLAVES FOR 400 YEARS IN EGYPT.

JOSHUA 15.63  AS FOR THE JEBUSITES THE INHABITANTS OF JERUSALEM, THE CHILDREN OF JUDAH COULD NOT DRIVE THEM OUT.  BUT THE JEBUSITES DWELL WITH THE CHILDREN OF JUDAH AT JERUSALEM TO THIS DAY.

HOWEVER SOME 300 YEARS LATER WHEN DAVID BECAME KING OF ISRAEL, KING DAVID CAPTURED JERUSALEM AND MADE JERUSALEM THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.  2 SAMUEL 5.6-7

VERSE 6  EVEN THE LAME AND THE BLIND WILL TURN YOU BACK.  NOT GOOD WORDS TO SPEAK TO DAVID.

NOR DID THE CHILDREN OF EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH DRIVE OUT THE CANAANITES.  AND THE CANAANITES LIVED AMONG THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL UNDER TRIBUTE.  TRIBUTE MEANS THE CANAANITES WERE LABORERS AND WORKERS FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.  JOSHUA 16.9-10

JOSHUA 18.1  AND THE WHOLE CONGREGATION OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL ASSEMBLED TOGETHER AT SHILOH AND SET UP THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION THERE.  AND THE LAND WAS SUBDUED UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL BEFORE THEM.

SHILOH WAS IN THE TERRITORY OF EPHRAIM, ABOUT 25/30 MILES NORTH OF JERUSALEM.

JUDGES 21.19  SHILOH AND BETH EL WERE IN EPHRAIM.

JOSHUA 19.9  THE CHILDREN OF SIMEON HAD THEIR PORTION OF LAND WITHIN THE TRIBE OF JUDAH BECAUSE THE TERRITORY OF JUDAH WAS TOO MUCH FOR THE CHILDREN OF JUDAH.

THE BORDER OF ASHER IS THE NORTHERN MOST BORDER OF ISRAEL ON THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA TO THE CITIES OF TYRE AND SIDON IN LEBANON.  JOSHUA 19.24-31

JOSHUA 19.51  SO THE LAND OF CANAAN WAS DIVIDED FOR AN INHERITANCE TO THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL BY LOT IN SHILOH BEFORE THE LORD AT THE DOOR OF THE TABERNACLE OF THE CONGREGATION.  AND THEY COMPLETED DIVIDING THE COUNTRY OF THE CANAANITES TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.

NOW IT WAS TIME TO APPOINT CITIES OF REFUGE IN THE LAND FOR KILLERS WHO WERE EITHER INNOCENT OR GUILTY TO FLEE TO FOR JUDGMENT.  JOSHUA 20.1-9

AND IT WAS ALSO TIME TO GIVE THE LEVITES CITIES WITHIN THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL.  JOSHUA 21.1-21 ff

AND THE LORD GAVE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL ALL THE LAND THAT HE SWORE TO THEIR FATHERS.  AND THEY POSSESSED IT, AND LIVED THERE.  JOSHUA 21.41-45

IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO LIVE OUR LIVES ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD SPOKEN BY GOD IN THE LAW OF MOSES AS JOSHUA SAID TO THE PEOPLE.  IT IS A SIN THAT THE NATIONS AND SO MANY MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS FAIL TO LIVE BY TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.  JOSHUA 22.1-6

BUT WAR ALMOST BROKE OUT BETWEEN THE TRIBES, BECAUSE THE TRIBES LIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE JORDAN RIVER BUILT AN ALTAR THERE FAR FROM SHILOH.  WHEN THE OTHER TRIBES HEARD OF IT THEY PREPARED FOR WAR AGAINST THEIR BROTHERS THINKING THE TWO AND A HALF TRIBES LIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE JORDAN RIVER WOULD WORSHIP STRANGE gods.  BUT THE ALTAR WAS FOR A WITNESS FOR THOSE TRIBES BETWEEN THEM AND THE LORD.  AND PEACE PREVAILED.  JOSHUA 22.10-14, 26-34

JOSHUA SPEAKS WORDS OF WISDOM TO ISRAEL AND ALL WHO CLAIM TO WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GOD WHO IS THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.  JOSHUA 23.1-16

LET’S FINISH THE BOOK OF JOSHUA BY READING THE GREAT WORDS OF JOSHUA BEFORE HE DIED.  WORDS AND ACTIONS THAT MUST BE THE LIFE OF EVERY PERSON WHO CLAIMS TO BE A CHILD OF GOD, TODAY, YESTERDAY, AND FOREVER.  JOSHUA 24.1-33

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

FROM THE TIME OF EXISTENCE, EVEN BEFORE THE EARTH WAS FORMED, THERE AM I. AND NOW THE LORD GOD HAS SENT ME AND HIS SPIRIT

Shalom,

Our teaching this morning will be from Joshua 14.1-15.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, FROM THE TIME OF EXISTENCE, EVEN BEFORE THE EARTH WAS FORMED, THERE AM I.  AND NOW THE LORD GOD HAS SENT ME AND HIS SPIRIT.

So let’s get started with our study.

JOSHUA 14.1  And these are the countries which The Children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan which Eleazar The Priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of The Children of Israel distributed for inheritance to them.

An inheritance, as you all know, is receiving property by succession or will.

Succession is property that passes from a deceased person to another.

A Will, as you also know, is a legal document that indicates a person’s wishes as to how their property is to be distributed after their death.

Neither applies to GOD giving the land of Canaan to The Children of Israel for an inheritance because GOD Created The Heavens and the earth.  Therefore all the earth belongs to GOD and He can do with the earth whatsoever He decides to do with it.

Therefore GOD gave the land of Canaan to The Jewish People for an Inheritance, and an Everlasting Possession that became The Land of Israel.

Why the land of Canaan?  Because of the iniquity of the Canaanites, GOD said.  And Canaanite sin was full and complete when GOD moved The Israelites to destroy the Canaanites from off the face of the earth.

And Canaan, today The Land of Israel, is the most beautiful of all lands.

GENESIS 1.1, GENESIS 15.16-21, GENESIS 17.8, LEVITICUS 25.23, EZEKIEL 20.5-6

GENESIS 15.16  Amorites are used as a term for all the Canaanite nations.

JOSHUA 14.2-3 By lot was their inheritance, as The LORD Commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.

For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes, and a half tribe on the other side of the Jordan River.

But to the Levites He gave no inheritance among them.

Lot, in Hebrew, as in, By LOT was their inheritance, is GO’RAWL, meaning, Little stones or pebbles used in casting lots to Find Out or Discover GOD’S Will to divide the land of Canaan to the tribes of Israel.  Therefore lots were cast.

Moses did not give any inheritance of the land of Canaan to the Levites because GOD is their inheritance.  Meaning, all that was offered to The LORD became the inheritance of the Levites.  The Levites ate The Offerings made by fire to The LORD.  And every tithe, and every thing, that was given to The LORD was given to the Levites.

And though no inheritance of the Land of Israel was given to the tribe of Levi, GOD Commanded that each tribe was to give the Levites a portion of the land they inherited for cities for the Levites to live in.

And within the forty eight Levitical cities were six cities of refuge.

DEUTERONOMY 18.1-5, NUMBERS 35.1-16 ff

JOSHUA 14.4  For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim.  Therefore they gave no part to the Levites in the Land except cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their cattle, and for all their livestock to graze.

JOSHUA 14.5  As The LORD Commanded Moses, so The Children of Israel did, and they divided The Land.

I think of what GOD says through His Prophet Isaiah about doing what GOD says, in ISAIAH 48.18.

O that they had Listened to Me and Obeyed My Commandments.  Then had Your Peace been as a River, and Your Righteousness as The Waves of The Sea.

Those are two Great Blessings for doing what GOD says, Peace and Righteousness.

LET’S LOOK AT ISAIAH 48.16.  KNOWING THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, AND NOT THREE DIFFERENT GODS, THESE WORDS GOD SPOKE TO HIS PROPHET ISAIAH TELL US VERY CLEARLY THAT THE LORD GOD, HIS SPIRIT, AND THE MESSIAH YESHUA, ARE ONE AND THE SAME GOD.  NOT A TRINITY OF ONE GOD BEING THREE DIFFERENT GODS.  THAT IS PAGAN.

YOU MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.  NOT THREE DIFFERENT GODS.

ISAIAH 48.16  I’M GOING TO READ THIS AS CLOSE TO THE HEBREW AS I POSSIBLY CAN.

COME NEAR TO ME.  HEAR THIS.  FROM THE BEGINNING I HAVE NOT SPOKEN IN SECRET.  FROM THE TIME OF EXISTENCE (EVEN BEFORE THE EARTH WAS FORMED) THERE AM I.  AND NOW THE LORD GOD HAS SENT ME AND HIS SPIRIT.

THE BIBLE TEACHES, AND GOD TEACHES THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW TESTAMENT THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS.

THE TRINITY IS NO WHERE TAUGHT IN THE BIBLE, NOR ARE THREE DIFFERENT GODS EVER TAUGHT IN THE BIBLE.  THE TRINITY IS A FOOLISH INVENTION OF MAN.

ONE GOD IS BIBLE 101.  THE ONE GOD IS THE LORD GOD THE MESSIAH YESHUA AND THE SPIRIT.  THEY ARE THE SAME GOD.

GOD SAYS THROUGH THE PROPHET, THE LORD GOD HAS SENT ME AND HIS SPIRIT.

MESSIAH CLARIFIES WHO ME IS, AS IN, THE LORD GOD HAS SENT ME AND HIS SPIRIT, IN JOHN 12.44-45  THAT READS, YESHUA CRIED AND SAID, HE THAT BELIEVES ON ME, BELIEVES NOT ON ME, BUT ON HIM THAT SENT ME.  AND HE THAT SEES ME, SEES HIM THAT SENT ME.

THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.  PERIOD.

ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS IS GOSPEL.

OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS GOSPEL.

AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS THE GOSPEL.

DEUTERONOMY 6.4, ISAIAH 43.10, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, MARK 12.29, 1 PETER 1.25

JOSHUA 14.6-13  Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal.  And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said to him, You know The Word The LORD said to Moses The Man of GOD concerning me and you in Kadesh-barnea.

7  Forty years old was I when Moses The Servant of The LORD sent me to spy out the land.  And I brought him word as it was in my heart.

8  Nevertheless my brothers that went up with me made the heart of The People melt.  But I fully followed after The LORD My GOD.

9  And Moses swore on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon your feet have trodden shall be your inheritance, and your children’s forever because you have followed after The LORD My GOD.

10  And now, behold, The LORD has kept me alive, as He said, these forty five years, even since The LORD spoke this Word to Moses while The Children of Israel walked in the wilderness.  And now I am this day eighty five years old.

11  As yet, I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me.  As my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.

12  Now therefore give me this mountain of which The LORD spoke in that day.  For you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and the cities were great, and walled.  If so be, The LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as The LORD said.

13  And Joshua blessed him, and gave to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, Hebron for an inheritance.

Hebron is 19 miles south, southwest of Jerusalem, and lies in The Judean Mountains that are 3,050 feet above sea level.

The Palestinian Arabs, and much of the world say that Hebron, and The West Bank, known in Israel as Judea and Samaria, and even all of Israel are under Israeli occupation.  1,000% WRONG.  Let’s look at Hebron’s history.

There is a legend that Adam was buried there.

But this is not legend.  Abraham, when he was called Abram at the time, lived much of his time in Mamre that is in Hebron.  GENESIS 13.18

Sarah died and was buried in the field of Machpelah in Hebron.

GENESIS 23.2, 19

Isaac lived in Hebron.  GENESIS 35.27

Jacob sent Joseph to his brothers from Hebron to Shechem.  That’s where the brothers thought of killing Joseph, and Joseph ended up in Egypt.

GENESIS 37.12-14

Abraham, Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Leah and Jacob, are buried in Hebron.  GENESIS 49.28-33, GENESIS 50.13

The twelve spies of The Children of Israel went to Hebron when they searched the land of Canaan.  NUMBERS 13.1-2, 22

Joshua killed the king of Hebron when Israel conquered Canaan.

JOSHUA 10.22-27, 36-37

JOSHUA 14.13-14  HEBRON IS IN ISRAEL, AND HAS BEEN IN ISRAEL FOR 3,400 YEARS, AND WILL ALWAYS BE IN ISRAEL.

Hebron is written 73 times in Tnakh, The Old Testament.  Today, Hebron is a city of the Palestinian Arabs in Israel.  The Palestinians never had claim to Hebron.  Hebron is a Jewish City.  The World should know that.  The Palestinians should know that.

Jewish history goes back 4,000 years with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their families living in Hebron.

GOD gave the land of Canaan to The Jewish People for an Inheritance, for an Everlasting Possession that includes Hebron and all of Judea and Samaria called The West Bank.  GOD never gave that land to the Palestinians or any other people but The Jewish People.  One day in the future when The LORD, The Messiah Yeshua returns, all The GOD-Given land from the river of Egypt to The Euphrates river will return to Israel and The Jewish People.  GENESIS 17.8

So Joshua loved Caleb because he was a GODLY man who did what GOD told him to do.  And he was a tough guy.  And Joshua loved him, and blessed him.

You know, we, you and I are a very small and select group of people who love The LORD Our GOD, who live by Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible, and we know and believe in One GOD, not three different gods.  And when we come across people who walk with GOD, and follow every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible, we love them also, and bless them as Joshua blessed Caleb.

Caleb and Joshua were the only two out of twelve spies whom Moses sent to search the land of Canaan, and returned with a positive report that Israel could defeat the Canaanites because GOD said, Search the land of Canaan which I give to The Children of Israel.

What’s the old expression?  If GOD said it, I believe it.  Caleb and Joshua believed what GOD said.  Search the land of Canaan which I give to The Children of Israel.  They believed GOD and they lived.  The ten others did not believe GOD and they died.

NUMBERS 13.1-2, NUMBERS 14.36-38

ALWAYS BEST TO DO WHAT GOD SAYS RATHER THAN NOT DO WHAT GOD SAYS.  THAT ALSO IS BIBLE 101 THAT’S WRITTEN AD INFINITUM, AGAIN AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN, WITHOUT END.  OBEY GOD.  EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS, FOR YOUR GOOD.

JOSHUA 14.14  Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb, the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite to this day because he fully followed after The LORD GOD of Israel.

15  And the name of Hebron before was Kirjath-arba, which Arba was a great man among the Anakim (the giants).  And The Land had rest from war.

I would like to add to this study that many Jewish People and many Christians are mistaken when they believe that Jesus or Paul started Christianity.  That is no where taught in The Bible.

Christianity began at Constantine’s Nicaea Council of 325 A.D. some 295 years after Jesus Christ’s Death, Burial, and Resurrection.

And there in Nicaea, Christianity separated themselves from The Jewish People, and from GOD, by rejecting The Law of Moses that is The First Five Books of The Bible.  Rejecting GOD’S Saturday Sabbath, Rejecting The Festivals of The LORD written in Leviticus 23, Rejecting GOD’S food Laws written in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14, and most in Christianity reject GOD’S Teaching of One GOD that is taught throughout The Old Testament and The New Testament.

The trinity of one god being three different gods is an invention of Christianity.

Christianity replaced GOD’S Festivals and Sabbath with their own man made holidays, and sabbath.

Thus there are no Jewish roots in Christianity.

And Jesus and Paul never converted from Judaism to Christianity.  That is false, and no where written in The Bible.

The translators of The New Testament make you believe from their foolish translations that Jesus and Paul and the other Jewish followers of Messiah converted to Christianity.  That is false, and no where written in The New Testament.  They all remained Jewish as Jesus remained Jewish.  And they lived their lives by Torah, The Law of Moses.  MATTHEW 1.1-2, EXODUS 4.22

Jesus taught Torah, The Law of Moses by example because He lived His Life according to The Law of Moses.  And His Teachings were always in agreement with The Law of Moses.  Never did Messiah teach anything that was not in Covenant with The Law of Moses.

Jesus is The Torah.  Meaning, The Law of Moses is The Spoken Word of GOD.  And Jesus is GOD, GOD ALMIGHTY Who gave The Law of Moses to Moses for The Jewish People and all the world to live by.

Messiah said, It is written, Man does not live by bread alone but by every Word that proceeds out of The Mouth of GOD.

The Law of Moses proceeds out of The Mouth of GOD.

MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, DEUTERONOMY 8.3

There was no Church in New Testament times.  During New Testament times, The True Followers of Messiah Yeshua / Jesus Christ were simply Believers in The Messiah Yeshua.  Not Christians, but Jews and Gentiles who followed The Jewish Messiah Yeshua, and lived then, and today by Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible.  And they met in private homes.

Many Jewish People when asked, How will you know The Messiah when He comes?  Most say, We don’t know Who He is, but when we see Him, we will know Him.

And they are correct.  Because Tnakh, The Holy Scriptures say, When they look upon Me (Messiah Yeshua) Whom they have pierced, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son.  (Because we Jewish People have rejected Him for so very long)  ZECHARIAH 12.10

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES

Shalom,

Today begins the eight day celebration of The LORD’S Feast of Tabernacles.

Yom Tov, or Good Day, on this Holy Day of GOD.

I thought we would do a Bible Study for The Feast of Tabernacles from The Words GOD spoke to Moses, and is recorded in every Bible throughout the world in Leviticus 23.33-44.

SO LET’S GET STARTED IN LEVITICUS 23.33-44.

LEVITICUS 23.33  AND THE LORD SPOKE TO MOSES, SAYING, 

GOD spoke these Words to Moses concerning The Feast of Tabernacles some 3,400 years ago.  Yet The Spoken Word of GOD never changes or ends.  It is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

LEVITICUS 23.34  SPEAK TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, SAYING, THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF THIS SEVENTH MONTH SHALL BE THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES FOR SEVEN DAYS TO THE LORD.

The Feast of Tabernacles is a seven day Feast to The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY WHO IS MESSIAH YESHUA.  But in fact, The Feast of Tabernacles is an eight day Feast to The LORD as GOD explains.

The Feast of Tabernacles is Devoted to GOD, and it is a Festival to Rejoice in The LORD Our GOD.

LEVITICUS 23.35  ON THE FIRST DAY SHALL BE A HOLY CONVOCATION.  YOU SHALL NOT DO ANY WORK OF ANY KIND.

A Holy Convocation is a Holy Gathering, a Service Dedicated to GOD for this Special Holy Day, The Feast of Tabernacles.

And no work of any kind is to be done on The First Day of Tabernacles.  It is a Day of Rest and Dedication to The LORD.

LEVITICUS 23.36  SEVEN DAYS YOU SHALL OFFER AN OFFERING MADE BY FIRE TO THE LORD.  ON THE EIGHTH DAY SHALL BE A HOLY CONVOCATION TO YOU.  AND YOU SHALL OFFER AN OFFERING MADE BY FIRE TO THE LORD.  IT IS A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY, A SACRED OCCASION, AND YOU SHALL NOT DO ANY WORK OF ANY KIND.

GOD says, Seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to The LORD.  And on the eighth day you shall offer an offering made by fire to The LORD.  The eighth day is a Sacred Occasion Dedicated to GOD.

Months earlier, GOD called Moses up to Mount Sinai to be with Him for seven days and seven nights.

And in the mountain, GOD showed Moses a Heavenly Model of The Tabernacle, and all The Instruments for The Tabernacle that GOD told Moses to build for GOD to dwell among His People in The Tabernacle.

And Moses chose gifted men and women for the work to make and build The Tabernacle and its instruments according to The Model GOD showed Moses in the mountain.

When finished, The Tabernacle had all that GOD called for.  The Ark of The Covenant where Moses would put the two tablets of stones that had The Ten Commandments Written on them by The Finger of GOD.  And where GOD would meet with Moses, and speak to Him above The Cover of The Ark, from between the two cherubim that were on The Cover of The Ark, all things that GOD gave to Moses in Commandment for The Children of Israel, and for all the world to live by.

And Moses had The Menorah made, The Altar, and All that GOD Commanded for The Tabernacle. 

And The Tabernacle was completed and raised up in the first month in the second year from the time The Children of Israel left Egypt in The Exodus.

EXODUS 24.15-18, EXODUS 25.1, 8-9, EXODUS 40.17

So now with The Tabernacle standing, sacrifices were offered to The LORD for Atonement, and other offerings.

The Tabernacle in the wilderness is the ancestor of The First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, the future Third Temple as written in Daniel 9.27, and the future Messianic Kingdom Temple in Jerusalem when The LORD, The MESSIAH YESHUA, Returns as Written in Ezekiel 41 and 42. See Zechariah 14

GOD REQUIRES ATONEMENT TO BE FOLLOWED BY A LIFE OF HOLINESS.  OUR WALK BEFORE GOD MUST BE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.  AND THE WORD OF GOD IS NOT DIFFICULT TO FOLLOW.

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

When there is a Temple in Jerusalem, GOD Commands His People to make various sacrificial offerings on The Altar to The LORD; 

Sin offerings and trespass offerings for atonement, burnt offerings that are sweet savors to The LORD, heave offerings and wave offerings that I believe are Prophetic of The Resurrection of Messiah Yeshua, and The Resurrection of The Righteous Jewish People, and Righteous Gentiles.  And grain offerings offered to The LORD made by fire for a sweet savor to The LORD, and peace offerings to give thanks to The LORD, and drink offerings, also for a sweet savor to The LORD GOD, and free will offerings by individuals showing their love and devotion to The LORD Their GOD.

EXODUS 29.18, 40-41, LEVITICUS 2.1-2, LEVITICUS 4.35, LEVITICUS 6.14-15, LEVITICUS 7.1, 7, 11-12, LEVITICUS 19.5, LEVITICUS 23.10-12, NUMBERS 18.8

As Commanded by The LORD, the offerings for Atonement made by fire are clean animals sacrificed on The Tabernacle Altar on The Temple Altar. 

LEVITICUS 11, DEUTERONOMY 14

Every Festival of GOD in Leviticus 23 requires Atonement.  And again, Atonement must be followed by a Holy Life of Obedience to Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible. 

ATONEMENT IS COMMANDED BY GOD FOR;

PASSOVER, LEVITICUS 23.5, 8.

SHAVUOT, THE FEAST OF WEEKS, OR PENTECOST.  LEVITICUS 23.16, 18

YOM TERUAH, THE BLOWING OF SHOFARS, LEVITICUS 23.24-25

YOM KIPPUR, THE DAY OF ATONEMENT, LEVITICUS 23.27

THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES, THE FIRST DAY AND THE EIGHTH DAY.  LEVITICUS 23.36

THE WEEKLY SATURDAY SABBATH, NUMBERS 28.9-10

But without The Temple in Jerusalem, GOD forbids the animal sacrifice. THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, provided Himself to be our Atonement by His Death and Shed Blood as a Human Being.  That extraordinary event took place in Jerusalem some forty years before The Romans destroyed The City of Jerusalem, and The Temple in 70 C.E./A.D.

LEVITICUS 17.8-9, PSALM 22.1, ISAIAH 53.10, MATTHEW 26.28

The Eighth Day of The Feast of Tabernacles is also a Holy Gathering.  GOD requires you to attend a Service Dedicated to THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL.  And Atonement is required, today, by faith in THE MESSIAH YESHUA, followed by a Holy Life of Obedience to GOD.  LEVITICUS 17.11

The Eighth Day of The Feast of Tabernacles is the Eighth Day of The Assembly, called in Judaism, Shemini Atseret.  The Eighth Day is a Sacred Occasion to GOD.

LEVITICUS 23.37  THESE ARE THE FEASTS OF THE LORD WHICH YOU SHALL PROCLAIM TO BE HOLY CONVOCATIONS, TO OFFER AN OFFERING MADE BY FIRE TO THE LORD, A BURNT OFFERING, AND A GRAIN OFFERING, EVERYTHING UPON ITS DAY.

Every Feast of The LORD is recorded in Leviticus 23.  They are, The Weekly Saturday Sabbath from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday the seventh Day of the week.  Then Passover, Shavuot, also called The Feast of Weeks, and Pentecost, Yom Teruah, The Blowing of Shofars, Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, and The Feast of Tabernacles.

LEVITICUS 23.38  BESIDE THE SABBATHS OF THE LORD, AND BESIDE YOUR GIFTS, AND BESIDE ALL YOUR VOWS, AND BESIDE ALL YOUR FREEWILL OFFERINGS WHICH YOU GIVE TO THE LORD.

The LORD is telling us, Beside The Sabbaths of The LORD, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings which you give to The LORD, these Festivals of The LORD Written in Leviticus 23 must be observed.

The person who loves The LORD with all their heart, and with all their soul, and with all their might, will happily observe all The Festivals of GOD, and do all that GOD Commands.

LEVITICUS 23.39  ALSO ON THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF THE SEVENTH MONTH WHEN YOU HAVE GATHERED IN THE FRUIT OF THE LAND, YOU SHALL KEEP A FEAST TO THE LORD SEVEN DAYS.  ON THE FIRST DAY SHALL BE A SABBATH, AND ON THE EIGHTH DAY SHALL BE A SABBATH.

GOD is reviewing the importance of The Feast of Tabernacles, and must be observed as written.

LEVITICUS 23.40  AND YOU SHALL TAKE FOR YOURSELF ON THE FIRST DAY THE BOUGHS, OR FRUITS, OF GOODLY TREES, BRANCHES OF PALM TREES, AND BOUGHS, OR BRANCHES OF THICK TREES, AND WILLOWS OF THE BROOK, AND YOU SHALL REJOICE BEFORE THE LORD YOUR GOD SEVEN DAYS.

NOTE THAT THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES IS A TIME TO REJOICE BEFORE THE LORD SEVEN DAYS.

Let’s review the purpose of The LORD’S Festivals.

We observe The Weekly Sabbath of rest on the seventh day of the week from Friday at sundown to Saturday at sundown because GOD rested from all His Work that He Created on the seventh day.  GENESIS 2.1-3

Passover is observed for GOD’S great Deliverance of His People, The Children of Israel, from four hundred years of Egyptian slavery, to bring them into The Promised Land Canaan that became The Land of Israel, The Everlasting Homeland of The Jewish People.  Exodus 12.11-17

Shavuot, or The Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost, is observed to celebrate the first fruits of the crops, and the first fruits of the trees.  Leviticus 23.17

A Memorial of Blowing Shofars (Not Rosh Hashannah) is observed because it is a Day to Remember GOD, His Love and His Greatness throughout all generations by Blowing Shofars.  Leviticus 23.24

Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, is observed because it is The Day that GOD requires us to be sure we have Atonement.  Today Atonement is made in Messiah Yeshua.  And after receiving Atonement, GOD requires us to live a Holy Life to GOD by Obedience to Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible.

Fasting is not a Command of GOD for Yom Kippur, but Obedience to GOD is.  Leviticus 23.27

And The Feast of Tabernacles is thanking GOD for the fall harvest, and reminding us that The Children of Israel lived in Tabernacles, or Booths, on their way to The Promised Land from Egypt.  And GOD tells us to Rejoice before The LORD Our GOD seven days.  Leviticus 23.39, 40, 42

LEVITICUS 23.41  AND YOU SHALL KEEP IT A FEAST TO THE LORD SEVEN DAYS IN THE YEAR.  IT SHALL BE A STATUTE FOREVER IN YOUR GENERATIONS.  YOU SHALL CELEBRATE IT IN THE SEVENTH MONTH.

Tabernacles, as all The Festivals of The LORD, will be observed forever, here on earth, in The 1,000 year Messianic Kingdom in Israel, and throughout Eternity in Heaven.

And Sukkot, The Feast of Tabernacles will always be celebrated in the seventh Hebrew month on the fifteenth day for eight days.

LEVITICUS 23.42  YOU SHALL DWELL IN BOOTHS SEVEN DAYS.  ALL WHO ARE BORN IN ISRAEL SHALL DWELL IN BOOTHS.

Tabernacles in Hebrew is Sukkot, meaning Booths.  And GOD requires those who were born in Israel to live in Booths for seven days.

LEVITICUS 23.43  THAT YOUR GENERATIONS SHALL KNOW THAT I MADE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL DWELL IN BOOTHS WHEN I BROUGHT THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT.  I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD.

The Hebrew for Booths is Sukkot that also means tents.  But GOD requires The Jewish People in Israel to live in Sukkahs, or Booths for seven days during Sukkot.

Did you know that GOD also lives in a Sukkah?

HEBREW BIBLE PSALM 18.12, CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 18.11, JOB 36.29

The Hebrew for His Tabernacle and His Pavilion in those Verses is SU’KAH’TOE

LEVITICUS 23.44  AND MOSES DECLARED TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL THE FEASTS OF THE LORD.

There are few Messianic Jewish Congregations and non-Jewish Messianic Congregations throughout the world that Teach and Live By Every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible from Genesis through Revelation, and Believe and Teach that there is Only One GOD, and that Messiah Yeshua, The Jesus of The New Testament is That One GOD.

However, I believe, there is not one Religion in the world that follows or teaches Every Word that proceeds out of The Mouth of The LORD from Genesis 1.1 to Revelation 22.21, and Believes and Teaches that Messiah Yeshua, Jesus, is The One and Only GOD.

More than five billion Bibles have been printed and sold throughout the world and again, I believe not one Religion follows or teaches Every Word that GOD Speaks in The Bible, even though some Religions teach from The Bible. 

FOR THE LORD GOD, MESSIAH YESHUA SAYS, FOR MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN.  MATTHEW 22.14

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

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

Shalom,

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

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

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

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

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

Verse 26  And The LORD Spoke to Moses, saying,

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

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

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

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

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

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

So let’s study these Verses Line upon Line.

Verse 26  And The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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

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

And you shall “afflict your souls”

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

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

AFFLICT YOUR SOULS DOES NOT MEAN TO FAST.

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

AFFLICT YOUR SOULS NEVER MEANS TO FAST.

AFFLICT YOUR SOULS NEVER MEANS TO FAST ON YOM KIPPUR.

GOD NEVER COMMANDS ANYBODY TO FAST ON YOM KIPPUR.

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

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

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

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, DEUTERONOMY 28, PSALM 119

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

JOSHUA 1.7-9 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

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

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

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

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

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

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

PSALM 22.2, IN THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 22.1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENESIS 18.8

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

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

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

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

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

MARK 7.5-13

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEE MATTHEW 26.26-28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

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

Shalom,

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENESIS 15.18-21, GENESIS 17.8, ISAIAH 51.3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JEREMIAH 23.5-8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DANIEL 7.13-14, ZEPHANIAH 3.14-17

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

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

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

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ISAIAH 24.4-6, REVELATION 20.11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AND THE BORDERS OF THE KINGDOM WILL BE PRECIOUS STONES.

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

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

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

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

AND OUR JOY WILL BE FOREVER.

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

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

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

GREAT IS THE LORD AND GREATLY TO BE PRAISED.

AND THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL REJOICE OVER YOU FOREVER.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

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

Shalom,

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

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

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

EXODUS 12.1-2, 11

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

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

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

LEVITICUS 23.23  AND THE LORD SPOKE TO MOSES SAYING,

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

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

THESE ARE VERY SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS BY THE LORD OUR GOD.

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

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

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

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

LEVITICUS 17.8,9,11, ISAIAH 53.10  

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

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ZEEKHRONE IN HEBREW MEANS, REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENESIS 15.18-21, DANIEL 9.27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LET’S READ 1 THESSALONIANS 4.13-18

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

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

MATTHEW 24.1-3

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

MATTHEW 24.4-9

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

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

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

MATTHEW 24.10-13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MATTHEW 24.14-22

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

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

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

MATTHEW 24.23-28

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

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

MATTHEW 24.29-31

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

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

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

MATTHEW 24.32-41

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

MATTHEW 24.42-44

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

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

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

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

BLESSED IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE MESSIAH YESHUA.

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

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com