PASSOVER AND ITS HISTORY

Shalom, and Happy Passover.

Our message this morning will come from Genesis 15.1-21.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, PASSOVER AND ITS HISTORY.

And with that said, let’s read Genesis 15.1-21

Genesis Chapter 15 goes back in history about 4,000 years and has some staggering history written in it that gives us some insight as to why The LORD GOD gave The Jewish People Passover.

LET’S START WITH GENESIS 15.1  ABRAHAM’S ORIGINAL NAME WAS ABRAM, AND HIS NAME REMAINED ABRAM FOR 99 YEARS BEFORE GOD CHANGED HIS NAME TO ABRAHAM.

AFTER THE LORD TOOK ABRAHAM OUT OF THE GENTILES WHEN HE WAS 75 YEARS OLD TO BE THE FATHER OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND THE FATHER OF MANY NATIONS, GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM IN A VISION, FEAR NOT ABRAM, I AM YOUR SHIELD AND YOUR EXCEEDING GREAT REWARD.  WHICH TELLS ME THAT WHETHER YOU ARE JEWISH OR NOT AND YOU ARE LIKE ABRAHAM WHO BELIEVES IN THE LORD GOD, AND YOU OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS AS ABRAHAM DID, GOD IS YOUR SHIELD AND YOUR EXCEEDING GREAT REWARD.

GENESIS 26.5

AND CONTINUING WITH THIS STAGGERING EVENT IN HISTORY, GOD TOLD ABRAHAM IN THAT VISION THAT HE WOULD GIVE ABRAHAM “THIS LAND.”  “THIS LAND” WAS CANAAN WHERE ABRAHAM AND SARAH WERE LIVING AT THE TIME. 

GENESIS 12.1-6, GENESIS 15.7, GENESIS 17.1,5

SO ABRAHAM ASKED GOD, HOW WILL I KNOW THAT I WILL INHERIT THIS LAND?  AND GOD TOLD ABRAHAM, GET ME A THREE YEAR OLD HEIFER, AND A THREE YEAR OLD FEMALE GOAT, AND A THREE YEAR OLD RAM, AND A TURTLEDOVE AND A PIGEON.  AND ABRAHAM DID AS GOD SAID.  AND HE CUT THEM IN TWO, AND HE LAID EACH PIECE OPPOSITE THE OTHER, BUT HE DID NOT CUT THE BIRDS IN TWO. 

AND WHEN BIRDS OF PREY CAME DOWN UPON THE CARCASSES ABRAHAM DROVE THEM AWAY.  AND WHEN THE SUN WAS GOING DOWN, A DEEP SLEEP FELL UPON ABRAHAM, AND A HORROR OF GREAT DARKNESS FELL UPON HIM.

AND THESE ARE THE WORDS GOD SPOKE TO ABRAHAM THAT LEAD UP TO THE FIRST PASSOVER SOME 721 YEARS LATER. 

KNOW WITH CERTAINTY, GOD SAID, THAT YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE STRANGERS IN A LAND THAT IS NOT THEIRS.  THAT LAND, OF COURSE, WAS EGYPT.  AND THEY SHALL SERVE THEM, AND THEY SHALL AFFLICT THEM FOUR HUNDRED YEARS.

AND ALSO, GOD SAID, THAT NATION WHOM THEY SHALL SERVE, I WILL JUDGE.  AND AFTERWARD THEY WILL COME OUT WITH GREAT WEALTH.  AND YOU SHALL GO TO YOUR FATHERS IN PEACE.  AND YOU SHALL BE BURIED IN A GOOD OLD AGE.  BUT IN THE FOURTH GENERATION, THAT IS TO SAY, AFTER FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF EGYPTIAN SLAVERY, THEY SHALL COME HERE AGAIN, TO CANAAN.  FOR THE INIQUITY OF THE AMORITES IS NOT YET FULL.  THAT IS, THE SIN OF THE CANAANITE NATIONS WAS NOT COMPLETE AND BROUGHT TO AN END.

AMORITES IS A TERM FOR ALL THE CANAANITE NATIONS.

AND WHEN THE SUN WENT DOWN, AND IT WAS DARK, AND BEHOLD, A SMOKING FURNACE, AND A FLAMING TORCH OF FIRE PASSED BETWEEN THE ANIMAL PIECES.  THAT WAS GOD PASSING BETWEEN THE PIECES CONFIRMING THAT WHAT HE SAID TO ABRAHAM WILL SURELY HAPPEN.  AND IT DID HAPPEN.  EVERYTHING GOD SAYS WILL HAPPEN, HAPPENS.

AND IN THE SAME DAY THE LORD MADE A COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM.  THAT IS TO SAY, GOD PROMISED ABRAHAM, SAYING, UNTO YOUR DESCENDANTS HAVE I GIVEN THIS LAND FROM THE RIVER OF EGYPT TO THE GREAT RIVER, THE RIVER EUPHRATES, THE KENITE, AND THE KENIZZITE, AND THE KADMONITE, AND THE HITTITE, AND THE PERIZZITE, AND THE REPHAIM, AND THE AMORITE, AND THE CANAANITE, AND THE GIRGASHITE, AND THE JEBUSITE.

NOW IN TIME ABRAHAM AND SARAH HAD A SON, THEIR ONLY SON ISAAC.  AND ISAAC AND REBEKAH HAD TWINS, ESAU AND JACOB.  AND ONE OF JACOB’S AND HIS WIFE RACHEL’S SONS WAS JOSEPH.

YOU ALL KNOW THE STORY OF JOSEPH AND HIS BROTHERS.  JOSEPH’S BROTHERS HATED HIM AND WANTED TO KILL HIM BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THEIR FATHER JACOB FAVORED HIM ABOVE THEM.  SO JOSEPH’S BROTHERS TOSSED HIM INTO A DITCH WITHOUT WATER, AND WHILE THEY WERE DECIDING WHAT TO DO WITH HIM, A GROUP OF MIDIANITE MERCHANTMEN CAME BY THE DITCH WITH JOSEPH IN IT AND PULLED HIM OUT AND SOLD HIM TO A GROUP OF ISHMEELITES FOR TWENTY PIECES OF SILVER.  AND THEY BROUGHT JOSEPH INTO EGYPT AND SOLD HIM.

GOD’S PROPHESY TO ABRAHAM IS BEGINNING TO BE FULFILLED.  JOSEPH IS SOLD TO AN EGYPTIAN ARMY OFFICER.  THE OFFICER’S WIFE FAILS TO GET JOSEPH  IN BED SO THE WIFE HAS JOSEPH TOSSED INTO PRISON.  JOSEPH ENDS UP RUNNING THE PRISON, AND IN TIME INTERPRETS TWO DREAMS OF TWO EGYPTIAN PRISONERS.  THE DREAMS ARE INTERPRETED CORRECTLY.  ONE EGYPTIAN IS HANGED.  THE OTHER EGYPTIAN IS RETURNED TO HIS JOB WITH PHARAOH.

NOW PHARAOH HAD TWO DREAMS BUT NO ONE COULD INTERPRET THEM.  BUT THE EGYPTIAN WHO WAS RESTORED TO HIS JOB WITH PHARAOH TOLD THE KING ABOUT JOSEPH INTERPRETING HIS DREAM AND THE OTHER WHOM PHARAOH HUNG.  PHARAOH QUICKLY SUMMONED JOSEPH FROM PRISON TO INTERPRET HIS DREAMS, AND JOSEPH TOLD PHARAOH THAT IT IS GOD WHO INTERPRETS DREAMS. 

THE DREAMS PHARAOH HAD WERE ABOUT SEVEN YEARS OF GREAT AND PLENTY IN EGYPT AND JUST ABOUT ALL THE WORLD INCLUDING CANAAN WHERE THE FAMILY OF JOSEPH WAS.  AND THEN SEVEN YEARS OF HARD FAMINE IN EGYPT AND ALL THE COUNTRIES INCLUDING CANAAN.

SO PHARAOH NAMED JOSEPH THE GOVERNOR OF EGYPT.  AND EVERYTHING JOSEPH SAID OF PHARAOH’S DREAMS CAME TRUE.  AND AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF GREAT AND PLENTY, CANAAN ALSO EXPERIENCED HARD FAMINE.  SO JACOB SENT HIS BOYS, TEN OF THEM TO EGYPT TO BUY FOOD.  YOU ALL KNOW THIS.  AND IN EGYPT, THEY BOW DOWN TO THEIR BROTHER JOSEPH WHOM THEY DO NOT RECOGNIZE, THE GOVERNOR OF EGYPT.  BUT JOSEPH KNOWS WHO THEY ARE.

SO JOSEPH PROCEEDS TO DRIVE HIS BROTHERS NUTS CALLING THEM SPIES, PUTTING ONE OF HIS BROTHERS IN PRISON AND SENDING THEM BACK TO CANAAN LOADED WITH FOOD AND THE MONEY THEY BROUGHT TO BUY THE FOOD. 

AND TO RELEASE THEIR BROTHER FROM PRISON, JOSEPH, THE GOVERNOR OF EGYPT, INSISTS ON SEEING THEIR YOUNGEST BROTHER. 

NOW JACOB, FEARING HE WOULD LOSE YET ANOTHER SON BECAUSE THE GOVERNOR OF EGYPT DEMANDS TO SEE THEIR YOUNGEST BROTHER WHO WAS JOSEPH’S YOUNGER BROTHER, FINALLY AGREES TO SEND BENJAMIN TO EGYPT WITH HIS BROTHERS. 

SO THE BROTHERS RETURN TO EGYPT WITH BENJAMIN, AND JOSEPH BREAKS DOWN AND TELLS HIS BROTHERS WHO HE IS.  KISSING, AND HUGGING, AND WEEPING, AND TEARS.  AND AT JOSEPH’S INVITATION WITH PHARAOH’S APPROVAL, THE ENTIRE JEWISH FAMILY OF JACOB, SEVENTY PEOPLE, FOR JOSEPH WAS ALREADY IN EGYPT, LEAVE CANAAN AND MOVE DOWN TO EGYPT.

AFTER JOSEPH AND ALL HIS BROTHERS, AND ALL THAT GENERATION DIED, THE BIBLE SAYS, THERE AROSE A NEW KING OVER EGYPT WHO DID NOT KNOW JOSEPH.  AND ALL THE PHARAOHS AFTER JOSEPH PUT THE JEWS TO HARD SLAVERY THAT LASTED FOUR HUNDRED YEARS.  AS GOD PROPHESIED.

NOW, GOD HAD PROMISED ABRAHAM THAT HE WOULD MAKE OF HIM A GREAT NATION.  AND GOD FULFILLED THAT PROPHESY IN EGYPT.  THE JEWISH PEOPLE GREW FROM SEVENTY PEOPLE TO A POPULATION OF SOME THREE MILLION.  AND THESE THREE MILLION JEWS WANTED OUT OF EGYPT, AND OUT OF SLAVERY.

AND GOD DID JUST THAT CHOOSING MOSES WHOM HIS MOTHER HID FROM THE EGYPTIAN SLAUGHTER OF JEWISH BOYS.  WHEN MOSES WAS THREE MONTHS OLD HIS MOTHER PUT HIM IN A BASKET AND SENT THE BASKET WITH THE BABY MOSES IN IT DOWN A RIVER.  AND PHARAOH’S DAUGHTER WAS WASHING HERSELF IN THE RIVER AND SAW THE BASKET AND SENT HER SERVANT GIRL TO GET IT.  AND MOSES BECAME THE SON OF PHARAOH’S DAUGHTER.

BUT WHEN MOSES GREW INTO A MAN, HE KILLED AN EGYPTIAN WHEN HE SAW THE EGYPTIAN BEATING A JEWISH MAN.  AND IT WAS TOLD TO PHARAOH AND MOSES FLED TO MIDIAN, A COUNTRY OF JEWISH HERITAGE.  BECAUSE AFTER SARAH DIED, ABRAHAM MARRIED KETURAH WHO GAVE BIRTH TO CHILDREN THAT INCLUDED A SON, MIDIAN, WHO BECAME THE FATHER OF MIDIAN.  GENESIS 25.1-2

SO IN MIDIAN ON MOUNT SINAI, GOD IN THE PERSON OF THE ANGEL OF GOD APPEARED TO MOSES IN A FLAME OF FIRE OUT OF THE MIDST OF A BUSH THAT BURNED BUT DID NOT CONSUME.  SO IN HIS CURIOSITY, MOSES WENT TO THE BUSH, AND GOD CALLED TO MOSES OUT OF THE FLAME IN THE BUSH.  AND GOD TOLD MOSES, DO NOT COME NEAR.  TAKE OFF YOUR SANDALS FOR THE PLACE WHERE YOU STAND IS HOLY GROUND. 

AND GOD TOLD MOSES THAT HE WAS THE GOD OF HIS FATHER, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB.  AND MOSES HID HIS FACE FOR HE WAS AFRAID TO LOOK UPON GOD.

AND THE LORD SAID TO MOSES, I HAVE SEEN THE AFFLICTION OF MY PEOPLE WHICH ARE IN EGYPT, AND I HAVE HEARD THEIR CRY BY REASON OF THEIR TASKMASTERS.  FOR I KNOW THEIR SORROWS.  AND I HAVE COME DOWN TO DELIVER THEM OUT OF THE HAND OF THE EGYPTIANS, AND BRING THEM INTO A GOOD LAND AND A LARGE LAND TO A LAND FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY TO THE PLACE OF THE CANAANITE, AND THE HITTITE, AND THE AMORITE, AND THE PERIZZITE, AND THE HIVITE, AND THE JEBUSITE.

NOW THEREFORE, GOD SAID, BEHOLD, THE CRY OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HAS COME TO ME, AND I HAVE SEEN THE OPPRESSION BY WHICH THE EGYPTIANS OPPRESS THEM.  COME NOW THEREFORE, THE LORD SAID, AND I WILL SEND YOU TO PHARAOH THAT YOU SHALL BRING FORTH MY PEOPLE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL OUT OF EGYPT.

AND MOSES SAID TO GOD, WHO AM I THAT I SHOULD GO TO PHARAOH AND THAT I SHOULD BRING FORTH THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL OUT OF EGYPT?  AND GOD SAID, I WILL CERTAINLY BE WITH YOU AND THIS SHALL BE A SIGN TO YOU THAT I HAVE SENT YOU.  WHEN YOU HAVE BROUGHT FORTH THE PEOPLE OUT OF EGYPT, YOU WILL SERVE GOD ON THIS MOUNTAIN.

AND MOSES SAID TO GOD, WHEN I COME TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AND I SHALL SAY TO THEM, THE GOD OF YOUR FATHERS HAS SENT ME TO YOU, AND THEY SHALL SAY TO ME, WHAT IS HIS NAME?  WHAT SHALL I SAY TO THEM?

AND GOD SAID TO MOSES, I AM THAT I AM.  AND GOD SAID, THUS SHALL YOU SAY TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, I AM HAS SENT ME TO YOU.

AND GOD SAID TO MOSES, THUS SHALL YOU SAY TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, THE LORD GOD OF YOUR FATHERS, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB HAS SENT ME TO YOU.  THIS IS MY NAME FOREVER, AND THIS IS HOW I AM TO BE REMEMBERED TO ALL GENERATIONS.

GO AND GATHER THE ELDERS OF ISRAEL TOGETHER AND SAY TO THEM, THE LORD GOD OF YOUR FATHERS, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, OF ISAAC, AND OF JACOB HAS APPEARED TO ME SAYING, I HAVE SURELY VISITED YOU, AND SEEN THAT WHICH IS DONE TO YOU IN EGYPT.  AND I HAVE SAID, I WILL BRING YOU UP OUT OF THE AFFLICTION OF EGYPT TO THE LAND OF THE CANAANITE, AND THE HITTITE, AND THE AMORITE, AND THE PERIZZITE, AND THE HIVITE, AND THE JEBUSITE TO A LAND FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY.

AND THEY WILL LISTEN TO YOUR VOICE, AND YOU SHALL COME, YOU AND THE ELDERS OF ISRAEL TO THE KING OF EGYPT.  AND YOU SHALL SAY TO HIM, THE LORD GOD OF THE HEBREWS HAS MET WITH US, AND NOW LET US GO, WE BESEECH YOU, THREE DAYS JOURNEY INTO THE WILDERNESS THAT WE MAY SACRIFICE TO THE LORD OUR GOD.

AND I AM SURE THAT THE KING OF EGYPT WILL NOT LET YOU GO.  NO, NOT BY A MIGHTY HAND.  AND I WILL STRETCH OUT MY HAND AND STRIKE EGYPT WITH ALL MY WONDERS THAT I WILL DO IN THE MIDST OF IT, AND AFTER THAT, HE WILL LET YOU GO.

AND I WILL GIVE THE PEOPLE FAVOR IN THE SIGHT OF THE EGYPTIANS, AND IT SHALL BE THAT WHEN YOU GO, YOU WILL NOT GO EMPTY.  BUT EVERY WOMAN SHALL ASK OF HER NEIGHBOR, AND FROM THE STRANGER IN HER HOUSE, JEWELS OF SILVER, AND JEWELS OF GOLD, AND GARMENTS, AND YOU SHALL PUT THEM UPON YOUR SONS, AND UPON YOUR DAUGHTERS, AND YOU SHALL STRIP EGYPT.

BUT MOSES ARGUED WITH GOD.  THE PEOPLE WILL NOT BELIEVE ME, NOR WILL THEY LISTEN TO ME, FOR THEY WILL SAY, THE LORD HAS NOT APPEARED TO YOU.  AND THE LORD SAID, WHAT IS THAT IN YOUR HAND?  AND MOSES SAID, A ROD.

AND GOD SAID, TOSS IT ON THE GROUND.  AND MOSES TOSSED IT ON THE GROUND AND IT BECAME A SNAKE.  AND MOSES FLED FROM BEFORE IT.  AND GOD SAID, TAKE IT BY THE TAIL.  AND MOSES TOOK IT BY ITS TAIL AND IT BECAME A ROD IN HIS HAND.

AND GOD SAID, THAT THEY WILL BELIEVE THAT THE LORD GOD OF THEIR FATHERS, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB HAS APPEARED TO YOU.  BUT MOSES KEPT ARGUING WITH GOD.  AND THE LORD BECAME A LITTLE ANGRY WITH MOSES.  AND HE SENT HIS BROTHER AARON TO ASSIST HIM.  EXODUS 3-4

THE REST IS FULFILLMENT OF GOD’S PROPHESY TO ABRAHAM.  GOD DESTROYED EGYPT BY TURNING THE WATERS TO BLOOD, SENDING PLAGUES OF FROGS, AND LICE, AND FLIES, UPON EGYPT.  AND GOD KILLED THE EGYPTIAN CATTLE, AND PUT BOILS AND ERUPTIONS ON THE EGYPTIANS.  AND GOD SENT HAIL AND FIRE, AND LOCUSTS, AND THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS UPON THE EGYPTIANS THAT COULD BE FELT.  AND THE LAST AND FINAL PLAGUE, GOD KILLED THE FIRSTBORN EGYPTIANS.

AND ON THE EVENING OF THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF THE FIRST HEBREW MONTH, GOD ESTABLISHED THE FIRST PASSOVER. 

GOD HAD EACH JEWISH HOUSEHOLD KILL A LAMB AND STRIKE ITS BLOOD ON THE UPPER DOOR POST, AND TWO SIDE POSTS OF THEIR HOUSES.  AND WHEN GOD CAME THROUGH EGYPT TO KILL THE FIRSTBORN EGYPTIANS, GOD WOULD SEE THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB ON THE DOORPOSTS.  AND GOD PASSED OVER THEIR HOUSES AND SAVED THEM ALIVE FOR THEIR DELIVERANCE OUT OF EGYPT TO THE PROMISED LAND CANAAN TO BE CALLED THE LAND OF ISRAEL, A LAND FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LAND ON EARTH.

AND DURING THEIR FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS GOD TAUGHT HIS JEWISH PEOPLE HOW TO BE HOLY TO SERVE THE HOLY GOD OF ISRAEL ACCORDING TO HIS SPOKEN WORD.  AND WHEN FORTY YEARS WERE COMPLETE, GOD SENT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL INTO CANAAN TO DESTROY THE CANAANITES AND POSSESS THE LAND OF CANAAN BECAUSE OF CANAAN’S GREAT SINS AGAINST GOD.  EZEKIEL 20.6

GOD’S PROPHESY TO ABRAHAM WAS COMPLETE AND FULFILLED.  BUT BEFORE ANSWERING THE QUESTION, WHY DID THE LORD GOD GIVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE PASSOVER, I’D LIKE TO SPEND A MOMENT ON WHY GOD EXILED THE JEWISH PEOPLE OUT OF ISRAEL YEARS AFTER THEY ARRIVED.

GOD SENT ISRAEL INTO EXILE THREE TIMES.  FIRST TO ASSYRIA IN 722 B.C.E./B.C., AND THEN TO BABYLON IN 586 B.C.E./B.C.  BOTH TIMES BECAUSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE SINNED AGAINST THE LORD THEIR GOD, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL BY DISOBEYING HIS SPOKEN WORD.  AFTER WARNING AFTER WARNING AFTER WARNING FROM GOD’S PROPHETS, GOD EXILED HIS PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR LAND.  BUT GOD BROUGHT THEM BACK TO ISRAEL AGAIN IN 516 B.C.E./B.C.

AND GOD EXILED HIS JEWISH PEOPLE OUT OF ISRAEL A THIRD TIME IN 70 C.E./A.D. WHEN THE ROMANS DESTROYED JERUSALEM AND THE SECOND TEMPLE. NOT TO RETURN TO ISRAEL UNTIL AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR ENDED IN 1945, 2,000 YEARS LATER.

THERE WAS ALWAYS A PRESENCE OF JEWISH PEOPLE IN ISRAEL DURING THE EXILES.

DURING THE EXILE OF 70 C.E./A.D., THE ROMANS RENAMED ISRAEL, PALESTINE IN 135 C.E./A.D..

GOD’S EXILE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE FROM ISRAEL IN 70 C.E./A.D. WAS NOT ONLY BECAUSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE DISOBEYED THE LORD THEIR GOD, THEY ALSO REJECTED THEIR GOD AND MESSIAH, YESHUA HAMASHIAKH.  AND FOR THOSE REASONS, GOD CAST HIS PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR LAND FOR ALMOST 2,000 YEARS.

THE EXILE TO ASSYRIA, 2 KINGS 17.6-23

THE EXILE TO BABYLON, 2 CHRONICLES 36.14-20

THE EXILE IN 70 C.E./A.D., LUKE 19.41-44

GOD BROUGHT MILLIONS OF JEWS TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL AFTER THE WAR.  AND IN 1948 WHEN THE UNITED NATIONS DECIDED TO ALLOW THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO HAVE THEIR OWN HOMELAND IN ISRAEL THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION, PALESTINE WAS DIVIDED.  THE ONE HALF WAS GIVEN TO THE ARABS WHO CALL THEMSELVES PALESTINIANS, AND THE OTHER HALF TO THE JEWS, WHO RENAMED THEIR LAND, THE LAND OF ISRAEL.  AND TODAY, AFTER MANY WARS, ISRAEL IS UNDER JEWISH CONTROL.

AND GOD PROMISES TO BRING HIS JEWISH PEOPLE AND ALL WHO OBEY HIS SPOKEN WORD TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL WHEN THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA RETURNS AND ESTABLISHES HIS MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL FOR 1,000 YEARS WHERE MESSIAH WILL REIGN IN JERUSALEM.

DEUTERONOMY 30.1-10, JEREMIAH 23.5-8

OKAY, SO WHY DID THE LORD GOD GIVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE PASSOVER? 

UNLIKE THE THREE EXILES BECAUSE OF JEWISH SIN, DISOBEYING GOD, THE LORD SENT JACOB AND HIS JEWISH FAMILY OF 70 TO EGYPT FOR THE REASONS GOD CREATED PASSOVER FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE. 

DURING 400 YEARS OF EGYPTIAN SLAVERY, GOD MADE OF ABRAHAM A GREAT NATION FROM 70 JEWISH PEOPLE TO 3 MILLION JEWISH PEOPLE. 

AT THE CONCLUSION OF 400 YEARS OF SLAVERY, GOD ESTABLISHED HIS FIRST PASSOVER TO DELIVER HIS PEOPLE OUT OF EGYPT.  BUT NOW WITH A MIGHTY JEWISH ARMY TO CONQUER CANAAN, WITH GOD’S GREAT HELP, THAT BECAME THE JEWISH HOMELAND, THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

AND DURING THOSE FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS FROM EGYPT TO CANAAN, GOD TAUGHT HIS PEOPLE HOW TO BE HOLY BY OBEYING HIS SPOKEN WORD CALLED THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND HAVING ATONEMENT FOR THEIR SINS FOR A GOOD AND HEALTHY LIFE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN ISRAEL, FOLLOWED BY ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN. 

AND 2,000 YEARS AGO GOD ALMIGHTY, AS A HUMAN BEING IN THE PERSON OF MESSIAH YESHUA, GAVE HIS LIFE AND SHED HIS BLOOD IN JERUSALEM ON THE FIRST DAY OF PASSOVER TO BE YOUR ATONEMENT TO DELIVER YOU, AND GIVE YOU FREEDOM FROM YOUR SINS.

HAVE A WONDERFUL PASSOVER.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

WHAT IS THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS?

Shalom,

Our teaching from Torah, The Law of Moses will continue in Deuteronomy 18.9-14.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, WHAT IS THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS?

So with that said, let’s read Deuteronomy 18.9-14.

THE BIBLE THAT HAS THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN IT IS FOR ALL MANKIND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, FOR GOD IS THE CREATOR OF THE WORLD AND ALL THE PEOPLE IN IT. 

THEREFORE IN THESE VERSES OF DEUTERONOMY 18.9-14, GOD ALMIGHTY TEACHES THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ALL HUMANITY THAT MAGIC, AND WIZARDS, AND OTHER MAGIC STUFF IS AN ABOMINATION.  YOU SHALL NOT LEARN TO DO AFTER THE ABOMINATIONS OF THOSE CANAANITE NATIONS.

GOD HAS ONLY ONE LAW.  HIS WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.  AND WE ARE TEACHING GOD’S LAW RIGHT NOW.

LEVITICUS 24.22, NUMBERS 15.16, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

LET’S LOOK BACK INTO JEWISH HISTORY.  IT IS WRITTEN IN DEUTERONOMY 7.6-8 THAT GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE A HOLY PEOPLE, SPECIAL TO HIMSELF ABOVE ALL PEOPLE THAT ARE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH BECAUSE THE LORD LOVED THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

BUT THAT WAS NOT WHEN GOD FIRST CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE.  SOME 721 YEARS EARLIER, GOD CALLED ABRAHAM OUT FROM THE GENTILES TO BE THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND THE GOD OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

ABRAHAM WAS CALLED ABRAM WHEN HE WAS BORN IN UR OF THE CHALDEES THAT WOULD BE IN CURRENT DAY IRAQ NEAR THE PERSIAN GULF.  THERE IN UR OF THE CHALDEES ABRAM MARRIED SARAI WHOSE NAMES GOD CHANGED AT A LATER TIME TO ABRAHAM, MEANING A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS, AND SARAH, MEANING PRINCESS.

FROM UR OF THE CHALDEES, ABRAHAM’S FATHER TOOK HIM AND HIS WIFE SARAH, AND ABRAHAM’S NEPHEW LOT, AND THEY LEFT FOR THE LAND OF CANAAN.  BUT FIRST THEY CAME TO A PLACE CALLED HARAN THAT WOULD BE IN CURRENT DAY NORTHERN IRAQ.  AND THERE THEY STAYED FOR AWHILE.

NOW IN HARAN, THE LORD GOD SPOKE TO ABRAHAM.  WHETHER FACE TO FACE, OR GOD SPOKE TO ABRAHAM IN HIS MIND, I DON’T KNOW.  BUT GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, GET OUT OF YOUR COUNTRY, AND FROM YOUR FAMILY, AND FROM YOUR FATHER’S HOUSE TO A LAND THAT I WILL SHOW YOU.  THAT LAND WAS THE LAND OF CANAAN, THE PROMISED LAND THAT GOD WOULD LATER GIVE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION TO BE CALLED THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

AND GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, I WILL MAKE OF YOU A GREAT NATION, AND I WILL BLESS YOU, AND MAKE YOUR NAME GREAT, AND YOU SHALL BE A BLESSING.

AND I WILL BLESS THEM THAT BLESS YOU, AND CURSE HIM WHO CURSES YOU.  AND IN YOU SHALL ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED.

SO ABRAHAM LEFT HARAN AS THE LORD SAID, AND HE TOOK HIS WIFE SARAH, AND HIS NEPHEW LOT AND THEY WENT INTO THE LAND OF CANAAN.  ABRAHAM WAS SEVENTY FIVE YEARS OLD AT THE TIME.

TWENTY FOUR YEARS LATER WHEN ABRAHAM WAS 99 YEARS OLD, THE LORD APPEARED TO ABRAHAM, AND GOD SAID TO HIM, I AM THE ALMIGHTY GOD.  WALK BEFORE ME AND BE PERFECT.

BEING PERFECT WITH GOD IS DOING WHAT GOD SAYS, OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS. 

TODAY BEING PERFECT WITH GOD IS LIVING YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS.

AND GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, I WILL MAKE MY COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND YOU, AND I WILL MULTIPLY YOUR DESCENDANTS EXCEEDINGLY.  AND ABRAHAM FELL ON HIS FACE, AND GOD TALKED TO HIM.

GOD’S COVENANT IS GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IN THE BIBLE THAT IS LAW FOREVER.

AND GOD ALSO SAID TO ABRAHAM, YOU SHALL BE A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS, AND YOUR NAME SHALL NO LONGER BE ABRAM, BUT YOUR NAME SHALL BE ABRAHAM FOR I HAVE MADE YOU A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS.

AND I WILL MAKE YOU EXCEEDING FRUITFUL, AND I WILL MAKE NATIONS OF YOU, AND KINGS SHALL COME OUT OF YOU.

AND I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT TO BE THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND HIS DESCENDANTS AFTER HIM. 

AND YOU ABRAHAM AND YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL BE THE PEOPLE OF GOD.  GENESIS 17.7

AFTER ISAAC WAS BORN TO ABRAHAM AND SARAH, GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, FOR IN ISAAC SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE CALLED.  THAT IS TO SAY, THE DESCENDANTS OF ISAAC, HIS SON JACOB, AND JACOB’S TWELVE SONS, AND THEIR DESCENDANTS AFTER THEM MAKE UP THE JEWISH PEOPLE, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.

AND GOD SAID TO ABRAHAM, I WILL GIVE TO YOU AND TO YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU THE LAND WHERE YOU ARE A STRANGER, ALL THE LAND OF CANAAN FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION, AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD.

ABRAHAM AND HIS FAMILY AT THE TIME WERE LIVING IN THE LAND OF CANAAN THAT YEARS LATER BECAME THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

GENESIS 12.1-7, GENESIS 17.1-12, GENESIS 21.12, DEUTERONOMY 7.6-10, 1 CHRONICLES 16.15-17, PSALM 105.8-10

THE POINT I’M MAKING HERE IS THIS.  WHEN GOD TOOK ABRAHAM OUT FROM THE GENTILES TO BE THE FATHER OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE.

AND IT IS GOD WHO TEACHES THE JEWISH PEOPLE HOW TO BE HOLY BY OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.

AND GOD ESTABLISHED HIS EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE.  GOD’S EVERLASTING COVENANT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND.

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

AGAIN, GOD’S EVERLASTING COVENANT IS HIS WORD THAT IS LAW FOREVER.

AND GOD REQUIRES ALL MANKIND, JEWISH PEOPLE AND NON JEWISH PEOPLE TO OBEY HIS EVERLASTING COVENANT, HIS WORD THAT IS LAW FOREVER.  FOR THAT IS BEING HOLY TO THE LORD YOUR GOD.

GOD HAS ONLY ONE LAW FOR ALL MANKIND.  HIS SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE. 

AND WHEN YOU OBEY GOD’S SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL GIVE YOU HIS HOLY SPIRIT.  ACTS 5.32

AT HIS PASSOVER SEDER, THE LAST SUPPER, MESSIAH YESHUA, WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY, TOOK MATZAH AND BLESSED IT, AND BROKE IT, AND GAVE IT TO HIS JEWISH DISCIPLES AND SAID, TAKE, EAT.  THIS IS MY BODY.

AND HE TOOK THE CUP, AND GAVE THANKS, AND GAVE IT TO THEM, SAYING, DRINK ALL OF IT, FOR THIS IS THE BLOOD OF THE NEW COVENANT WHICH IS SHED FOR MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. 

MATTHEW 26.26-28

GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER, HA SHEM IN THE PERSON OF MESSIAH YESHUA IS OUR ATONEMENT.  THAT IS LAW.

EVERY WORD MESSIAH YESHUA SPEAKS THAT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE IS THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD BECAUSE MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER, THE SON, THE SPIRIT, THE HOLY SPIRIT, MELCHIZEDEK, THE GLORY OF GOD, HA SHEM, AND SO MUCH MORE.

WHEN YOU ARE HOLY TO THE LORD YOUR GOD, CHOSEN TO BE SPECIAL TO HIMSELF ABOVE ALL PEOPLE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH, AND LOVED BY GOD BECAUSE YOU ARE OBEDIENT TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES, AND YOU HAVE FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT, THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS.

PSALM 110.3, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, JOHN 8.58, JOHN 12.44-45, JOHN 14.9

THE WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE STANDS FOREVER.  IT NEVER CHANGES NOR DOES IT EVER END.  NO ONE, NOT EVEN GOD HIMSELF CAN CHANGE OR END THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.  ISAIAH 40.8, 1 PETER 1.23-25

GOD APPOINTED THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO RECORD EVERY WORD THAT HE SPOKE TO THEM AND OTHERS.

AND IT IS THE JEWISH PEOPLE WHO WROTE THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION RECORDING THE WORDS THAT GOD TEACHES ALL PEOPLES, JEWISH AND NON JEWISH PEOPLE HOW TO BE HOLY UNTO THE LORD YOUR GOD. 

AND HOLINESS TO THE LORD IS LIVING YOUR LIFE BY EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.

AND THEN YOU WILL BE A TRUE WITNESS FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND A SERVANT WHOM GOD HAS CHOSEN.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, ISAIAH 43.10-11, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

ANOTHER POINT IS THIS.

THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERE SLAVES IN EGYPT FOR 400 YEARS BEFORE GOD CHOSE MOSES TO BRING THEM OUT AND LEAD THEM TO THE PROMISED LAND CANAAN THAT GOD GAVE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE FOR AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION THAT WAS RENAMED THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

AND IN EGYPT, GOD MADE OF ABRAHAM A GREAT NATION.

WHEN GOD BROUGHT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO THE DOOR STEP OF CANAAN, THE LORD CONTINUED TEACHING HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE THROUGH HIS PROPHET MOSES HOW TO BE A HOLY PEOPLE, SPECIAL TO GOD ABOVE ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.

TO BE HOLY TO THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SPECIAL ABOVE ALL PEOPLE, AND LOVED BY GOD, ALL PEOPLE, JEWISH AND NON JEWISH PEOPLE MUST LEARN THE LAW OF MOSES FROM THE BIBLE, AND LIVE BY EVERY WORD OF THE LAW OF MOSES, AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

THE LAW OF MOSES DOES NOT CONTAIN LAWS MADE BY MOSES.  THE LAW OF MOSES CONTAINS ONLY LAWS THAT GOD MADE FOR THE WORLD TO OBEY IN ORDER TO BE HOLY UNTO THE LORD, THE GOD OF CREATION.  TO EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS.

WHILE SLAVES IN EGYPT, I’M SURE THAT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HAD SOME UNDERSTANDING ON HOW TO BE HOLY BY WORD OF MOUTH.  FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL LEARNED ABOUT GOD AND THEIR FATHERS ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB.

BUT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL LIVED IN PAGAN EGYPT THAT BELIEVED IN HUNDREDS OF gods.  AND THE CANAANITE PEOPLE WERE THE SAME HAVING ZERO KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, DOING ABOMINATIONS THAT GOD HATED.

THEREFORE DURING THEIR FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS, FROM SLAVERY IN EGYPT TO THE PROMISED LAND CANAAN, GOD TAUGHT HIS PEOPLE HOW TO BE HOLY AND SPECIAL AND LOVED, TO LIVE IN THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS BY TEACHING THEM TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES TO OBEY AND DO.

AND IN THESE SCRIPTURES, DEUTERONOMY 18.9-14, GOD TAUGHT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AND THE WORLD THAT MAGIC AND OTHER PAGAN STUFF IS AN ABOMINATION TO GOD. 

AND GOD WARNS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THE WORLD, DO NOT LEARN THE PRACTICES OF THE CANAANITES BECAUSE ALL THOSE THINGS ARE AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND GOD HAS NOT APPOINTED YOU TO DO THOSE ABOMINATIONS.

GOD’S LOVE IS CONDITIONAL UPON YOU BEING HOLY, LIVING YOUR LIFE IN OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES WRITTEN IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.  FOR GOD SAYS, YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I THE LORD YOUR GOD AM HOLY. 

THAT IS SALVATION, AND THAT IS THE BEAUTY HOLINESS.   

GOD IS HOLY BECAUSE GOD LIVES BY EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND THAT IS WHAT GOD REQUIRES OF YOU AND ME.   

1 PETER 2.21-22, 1 JOHN 3.4

BY DOING NO SIN, MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD ALMIGHTY LIVED BY TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.  GOD DOES NOT SIN BECAUSE HE LIVES HIS LIFE ACCORDING TO TORAH, HIS LAW OF MOSES.

LEVITICUS 19.1-2, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, ROMANS 6.22, EPHESIANS 5.27, 1 JOHN 3.4, HEBREWS 13.20-21, JAMES 1.17, 18, 21-25, 1 PETER 1.15-16

DEUTERONOMY 18.9  WHEN YOU COME INTO THE LAND WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD GIVES YOU, YOU SHALL NOT LEARN TO DO AFTER THE ABOMINATIONS OF THOSE NATIONS.

ABOMINATIONS IN HEBREW IS TOW’AH’VOTE THAT MEANS WHAT THOSE NATIONS DO ARE AN ABOMINATION, HATEFUL, DISGUSTING, ABHORRENT, AND IDOLATRY.

IT IS GOD WHO TAUGHT AND TEACHES THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AND ALL PEOPLES THAT HOLINESS IS DOING ALL THAT GOD SAYS.  LIVING BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. 

NOT DOING MAGIC IS PART OF GOD’S HOLINESS.  YOU SHALL NOT LEARN TO DO AFTER THE ABOMINATIONS OF THOSE NATIONS.

THE NATIONS THAT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL CONQUERED IN CANAAN AT GOD’S COMMAND WERE THE KENITES, THE KENIZZITES, THE KADMONITES, THE HITTITES, THE PERIZZITES, THE REPHAIM, THE AMORITES, THE CANAANITES, THE GIRGASHITES, AND THE JEBUSITES.  GENESIS 15.18-21

REMEMBER, BEING HOLY IS OBEYING GOD, LIVING BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.  THEN YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS. AND THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL GIVE YOU HIS HOLY SPIRIT. 

PSALM 29.2, ACTS 5.32

BUT HOLINESS HAS A WHOLE LOT OF ENEMIES WHO WILL TELL YOU THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED.  AND THAT IS A LIE.

DEUTERONOMY 18.10-12  THERE SHALL NOT BE FOUND AMONG YOU ANY ONE THAT MAKES HIS SON OR HIS DAUGHTER TO PASS THROUGH THE FIRE, OR THAT USES DIVINATION, OR AN OBSERVER OF TIMES, OR AN ENCHANTER, OR A WITCH, OR A CHARMER, OR A CONSULTER WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS, OR A WIZARD, OR A NECROMANCER.

FOR ALL THAT DO THESE THINGS ARE AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD.  AND BECAUSE OF THESE ABOMINATIONS, THE LORD YOUR GOD DOES DRIVE THEM OUT FROM BEFORE YOU.

PASSING THEIR SON OR DAUGHTER THROUGH FIRE IS BEYOND AN ABOMINATION.  AND GOD REFUSED TO ALLOW HIS HOLY PEOPLE TO LIVE IN THE SAME LAND WITH THEM.

THEREFORE GOD COMMANDED THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO KILL THE CANAANITES BECAUSE OF THEIR ABOMINATIONS. 

GOD OWNS ALL THE LAND ON EARTH.  IT BELONGS TO HIM.  HE CREATED IT.  IT IS HIS TO DO WITH AS HE PLEASES ACCORDING TO HIS LAWS WRITTEN IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND GOD DID NOT WANT HIS HOLY PEOPLE, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO EVEN BE NEAR THE ABOMINATIONS OF THOSE NATIONS.  THEREFORE, AS GOD PROMISED ABRAHAM, THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE CANAANITES HAD COME TO AN END.  THEIR INIQUITY WAS FULL, COMPLETE, AND FINISHED.  GENESIS 15.13-16

DIVINATION IS WITCHCRAFT, THE USE OF MAGIC, AND SORCERY, THE PRACTICE OF SEEKING TO FORETELL FUTURE EVENTS BY DEMONIC POWER.

AN OBSERVER OF TIMES PRACTICES MAGIC SEEKING TO INFLUENCE THE COURSE OF EVENTS BY USING DEMONIC SPIRITS, WITCHCRAFT, AND CONSULTING WITH DEMONS AND THE DEAD.

AN ENCHANTER PRACTICES MAGIC SPELLS.

A WITCH USES SORCERY WHICH IS MAGIC USING THE POWER OF EVIL SPIRITS AND DEMONS.

A CHARMER IS A MEDIUM CHANNELING THEIR EVIL BY CONSULTING WITH DEMONS.

A CONSULTER OF FAMILIAR SPIRITS CONSULTS WITH THE DEAD, WITH DEMONS, AND WITH EVIL SPIRITS.

A WIZARD PRACTICES MAGIC ARTS.  THEY ARE SORCERERS DEALING WITH EVIL SPIRITS.

A NECROMANCER CONSULTS WITH THE DEAD.

DEUTERONOMY 18.13  YOU SHALL BE PERFECT WITH THE LORD YOUR GOD.

BEING PERFECT WITH THE LORD YOUR GOD IS BEING HOLY TO THE LORD YOUR GOD BY LIVING YOUR LIFE IN OBEDIENCE TO GOD.  OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE WHICH IS NOT DIFFICULT.

AND WHEN YOU MESS UP, CONFESS YOUR SIN TO GOD, AND THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL FORGIVE YOU YOUR SIN.

1 JOHN 1.9, 1 JOHN 5.3, HEBREWS 13.20-21, 1 KINGS 8.61, 1 CHRONICLES 29.19

DEUTERONOMY 18.14  FOR THESE NATIONS WHICH YOU WILL POSSESS LISTENED TO, AND DID WHAT OBSERVERS OF TIMES, AND DIVINERS TOLD THEM TO DO.  BUT AS FOR YOU, THE LORD YOUR GOD DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO DO THESE THINGS.

BY NOT DOING THE THINGS GOD COMMANDS YOU NOT TO DO, AND DOING THE THINGS GOD COMMANDS YOU TO DO IS LEADING A HOLY LIFE.

SO WHAT IS THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS?

THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS IS LIVING YOUR LIFE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE LAW OF MOSES, AND HAVING FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY FOR YOUR ATONEMENT. 

THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS.  AND YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS IN YOUR OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH A GOOD AND HEALTHY LIFE HERE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

THAT IS SALVATION, AND THAT IS THE GOSPEL.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

THE PRIESTS AND THE LEVITES ARE COMMANDED BY GOD TO TEACH TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

Shalom,

Our teaching will return to The Book of Deuteronomy from Deuteronomy 18.1-8.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, THE PRIESTS AND THE LEVITES ARE COMMANDED BY GOD TO TEACH TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

And with that said, let’s read Deuteronomy 18.1-8.

DEUTERONOMY 18.1-4  THE PRIESTS, THE LEVITES, AND ALL THE TRIBE OF LEVI SHALL HAVE NO PART NOR INHERITANCE WITH ISRAEL.

First of all, not all Levites are Priests, but all Priests are Levites.  Priests must be males who descend from Aaron, The first High Priest.  And The Priesthood is active only when there is a Temple standing in Jerusalem.  But inactive when there is no Temple in Jerusalem.

The Priests served The LORD in The Tabernacle and The First and Second Temples.  No other person was allowed in The Sanctuary but The Priests.

However Moses spent a great amount of time in The Tabernacle in the desert because GOD met with him and spoke with Moses Face to face from above The Cover of The Ark from between the two cherubim which were upon The Ark of The Covenant of everything GOD gave Moses in Commandment to The Children of Israel.

And as GOD’S Witnesses, all that GOD Spoke to Moses, and The Children of Israel that is Written in The Law of Moses in the first five Books of The Bible is for all the world to obey and live by.

EXODUS 25.21-22, ISAIAH 43.10, LUKE 16.17

However today, without a Temple in Jerusalem, the sacrificial system and The Priesthood have temporarily ended until The Temple is rebuilt in Jerusalem.

The Priests minister to The LORD in The Sanctuary and Teach The Jewish People Torah, The Law of Moses.  While The Levites attended to all the furniture and vessels in The Tabernacle and Temples and taught The People Torah, The Law of Moses when GOD brought The Jewish People into The Promised Land Canaan that became The Land of Israel.

EXODUS 28.1, 42-43, EXODUS 29.9, EXODUS 40.13, LEVITICUS 17.1-9, DEUTERONOMY 10.8

What does GOD mean when He says, The Tribe of Levi shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel?  The LORD is their inheritance.

It means that The Levites did not inherit any land in Israel as the other Tribes did when Joshua led The Children of Israel into Canaan some 3,400 years ago that The LORD gave to The Jewish People for an everlasting Possession.

The inheritance The Levites received from GOD was The Priesthood forever.

The Levites who were not Priests were assigned to the other Tribes throughout Israel to serve GOD, and Teach The People Torah, The Law of Moses.  And they served as Judges.

And they were given land for themselves and their families in all The Tribes throughout Israel where they Served GOD and Taught The People.

And GOD required all the Tribes of Israel to provide The Levites with their every need by giving them tithes; Ten percent of their crops and their farm animals.

While the bulk of their food came from the daily sacrifices made to The LORD.  And those animals were perfect, without blemish.

NUMBERS 18.1-32, GENESIS 17.8, JOSHUA 13.14

And it must be noted that The Levites devoted their lives to GOD.

Let’s look at some Scriptures where GOD appointed The Priests and The Levites to Teach The Jewish People throughout Israel, Torah, that is The Law of Moses, and GOD’S Judgments, and Statutes.  GOD’S Statutes are GOD’S Laws, Commandments, Festivals, and Sabbaths.

LEVITICUS 10.8-11, DEUTERONOMY 33.1, 8-10, 2 CHRONICLES 17.1, 7-9, 2 CHRONICLES 35.1-3, EZRA 7.1-10, NEHEMIAH 8.1-9

LET’S LOOK AT EZEKIEL 44.1-2. 

THESE WORDS ARE SO VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL JUDAISM BECAUSE THEY CONCERN OUR JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA AND THE FUTURE MESSIANIC KINGDOM IN ISRAEL WHEN OUR MESSIAH, THE LORD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL RETURNS FROM HEAVEN.  EZEKIEL 44.1-2

THE EASTERN GATE IN THE OUTWARD SANCTUARY THAT IS SHUT TODAY AND NOT OPENED, AND NO MAN SHALL ENTER INTO IT, THE LORD SAYS, BECAUSE THE LORD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL ENTERED IN BY IT.  THEREFORE IT IS SHUT.

THE LORD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL WHO ENTERED INTO THAT GATE, THE EASTERN GATE 2,000 YEARS AGO WAS OUR MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS THE LORD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL.

Back to our study about The Levites.  The Priests and not The Levites will Teach The People in The 1,000 year Messianic Kingdom on earth in Israel because The Levites, at some time in the past, went astray after idols.  But GOD will allow The Levites to be ministers, serving GOD by having charge of The Gates of The Temple.  And they will kill the burnt offerings and the sacrifice for The People.

EZEKIEL 44.10-16, 23-24

DEUTERONOMY 18.5  FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD HAS CHOSEN HIM (LEVI) OUT OF ALL YOUR TRIBES TO STAND TO MINISTER IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, HIM AND HIS SONS FOREVER.

After the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E. / A.D., and I do not know the exact year or time in Jewish history, Rabbis, on their own authority and not GOD’S authority, replaced The Levites as the official Torah Teachers to The Jewish People.

According to The Oxford Edition of The Jewish Religion, virtually all religious functions and privileges, including tithes were removed from The Levites, and authority was given to The Rabbis who were students of Talmud, the oral law.

However, and these are my words, GOD appointed The Levites to Teach Torah, The Law of Moses to The Jewish People.

Let’s spend a moment or two on the fact that GOD appointed The Levites to Teach The Law of Moses to The Jewish People.  Talmud is never taught in Torah.  But it is Torah that The LORD requires to be taught to His People.

Let’s move on from the Rabbis because The Rabbis are The Religious Leaders of Judaism today.

GOD requires Torah to be taught to The Jewish People because GOD says to The Jewish People in Torah, For you are a Holy People unto The LORD Your GOD.  The LORD Your GOD has Chosen you to be a Special People unto Himself above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

The LORD did not set His Love upon You, nor choose You because You were more in number than any people, for You were the fewest of all people.

But because The LORD Loved You, and because He would keep the Oath which He had Sworn unto Your fathers has The LORD brought you out with a Mighty Hand, and Redeemed You out of the house of bondmen from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Know therefore that The LORD Your GOD, He is GOD, The Faithful GOD Who Keeps Covenant and Mercy with Them that Love Him and Keep His Commandments to a thousand generations.  That is forever.

And repays them that hate Him to their face, to destroy them.  He will not be slack to them that hate Him.  He will repay them to their face.

You shall therefore Keep The Commandments and The Statutes, and The Judgments which I Command You this day to do them.  DEUTERONOMY 7.6-11

TO BE HOLY UNTO THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SPECIAL UNTO HIMSELF ABOVE ALL PEOPLE THAT ARE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH, YOU MUST LIVE YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES THAT HAS GOD’S LAWS, TEACHINGS, INSTRUCTIONS AND COMMANDMENTS WRITTEN IN IT.  AND BY EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION, HAVING FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.  THAT IS BEING A HOLY PERSON UNTO THE LORD YOUR GOD WHETHER YOU ARE JEWISH OR NOT. 

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4 

GOD’S Torah, His Law of Moses that never changes or ends is The Spoken Word of GOD, and The Foundation of Truth that must be Obeyed by all mankind.

Read about the necessity of obeying GOD in the event with satan the snake and Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden in Genesis 2.16-17 and Genesis Chapter 3.  Adam and Eve were not Jewish.  They were Gentiles.

How can someone read The Bible, and for some to teach from The Bible, and believe the foolishness that Jesus abolished The Law of Moses, and supplanted The Old Testament?  Don’t they realize that that teaching is hating GOD by rejecting every Word GOD Speaks in His Law of Moses, and Rejecting The Words that GOD Speaks in The Bible?

DEUTERONOMY 7.9-10, HEBREWS 12.25

However GOD will Bless Those Who Bless The Jewish People and Israel.  That is also Salvation.

GENESIS 12.3, MATTHEW 25.31-46

DEUTERONOMY 18.6-8  AND IF A LEVITE COMES FROM ANY OF YOUR GATES OUT OF ALL ISRAEL WHERE HE SOJOURNED, AND COMES WITH ALL THE DESIRE OF HIS MIND TO THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD SHALL CHOOSE, THEN HE SHALL MINISTER IN THE NAME OF THE LORD HIS GOD AS ALL HIS BRETHREN THE LEVITES DO WHICH STAND THERE BEFORE THE LORD.  THEY SHALL HAVE LIKE PORTIONS TO EAT IN ADDITION TO WHAT HE MAY RECEIVE FROM THE SALE OF HIS INHERITANCE THAT HE RECEIVED FROM HIS ANCESTORS.

LET’S READ HEBREWS 11.13-16. 

THESE ALL DIED IN FAITH, AND CONFESSED THAT THEY WERE STRANGERS AND PILGRIMS ON THE EARTH BUT DESIRE A BETTER COUNTRY.  THAT COUNTRY IS HEAVEN.

PILGRIMS ARE RESIDENT FOREIGNERS.

HEBREWS 11, AS YOU KNOW, IS THE FAITH CHAPTER.  FAITH IN GOD IS BELIEVING GOD AND OBEYING HIM, AND HAVING FAITH IN THE LORD.  OUR FAITH TODAY IS BELIEVING GOD BY OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING THE LAW OF MOSES, AND HAVING FAITH IN THE LORD, AND HAVING FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS THE LORD FOR OUR ATONEMENT.

THOSE WRITTEN IN THIS CHAPTER WHO DIED IN FAITH OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPOKE WERE ABEL, ENOCH, NOAH (NON JEWS), ABRAHAM, SARAH, ISAAC, JACOB, JOSEPH, THE PARENTS OF MOSES, AND YEARS LATER MOSES HIMSELF, AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WHO BY FAITH PASSED THROUGH THE RED SEA ON DRY LAND, AND BY FAITH, THOSE WHO WALKED AROUND THE WALLS OF JERICHO THAT FELL DOWN, AND THE HARLOT RAHAB, AND GIDEON, AND BARAK, SAMSON, JEPHTHAH, DAVID, SAMUEL, THE PROPHETS, THE WOMEN WHO RECEIVED THEIR DEAD RAISED TO LIFE AGAIN, ALL OF WHOM THE WORLD WAS NOT WORTHY.

ALL THESE HAVING OBTAINED A GOOD WITNESS THROUGH FAITH RECEIVED A BETTER COUNTRY.  THAT BETTER COUNTRY IS HEAVEN.

GOD COMMANDED THE PRIESTS AND THE LEVITES TO TEACH TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO LEARN AND OBEY BECAUSE GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE A HOLY PEOPLE UNTO HIMSELF, AND A SPECIAL PEOPLE ABOVE ALL PEOPLE THAT ARE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH, AND BECAUSE GOD LOVES HIS JEWISH PEOPLE.  AND GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS WITNESSES TO KNOW, BELIEVE, AND UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS GOD AND THERE IS NO OTHER GOD BUT HIM.

THEREFORE FOR YOU TO BE HOLY UNTO THE LORD YOUR GOD, WHETHER YOU ARE JEWISH OR NOT, AND SPECIAL TO THE LORD ABOVE ALL PEOPLE THAT ARE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH, AND LOVED BY GOD, AND TO BE A TRUE WITNESS FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD, THE LORD COMMANDS YOU TO OBEY HIS TORAH, HIS LAW OF MOSES, AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, AND HAVE ATONEMENT THROUGH FAITH IN THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA.  THEN YOU WILL BE HOLY TO THE LORD, SPECIAL ABOVE ALL PEOPLE, AND LOVED BY GOD.  AND YOU WILL INHERIT THAT HEAVENLY COUNTRY THAT IS HEAVEN.

THAT IS THE GOSPEL, THE GOOD NEWS.

LEVITICUS 17.11, DEUTERONOMY 7.6-11, ISAIAH 43.10, ISAIAH 53.10, LUKE 8.21, REVELATION 21 & 22

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

YOUR TORAH IS MY DELIGHT

Shalom,

Our teaching will continue in Psalm 119 from verses 169-176.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, YOUR TORAH IS MY DELIGHT.

And with that said, let’s read Psalm 119.169-176.

PSALM 119.169  LET MY CRY COME NEAR BEFORE YOU, O LORD.  GIVE ME UNDERSTANDING ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD.

THIS WORD CRY IN HEBREW IS RE’NAH THAT MEANS A PRAYERFUL PLEA.  THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 CRIED OUT TO GOD IN PRAYER FOR UNDERSTANDING OF HIS WORD.

UNDERSTANDING IS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE WHEN READING THE BIBLE, AND STUDYING THE WORDS SPOKEN BY GOD.  IT TAKES TIME AND EFFORT.  IT TAKES OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  KNOWING THAT GOD’S WORD NEVER CHANGES OR ENDS.

IT IS KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD THAT THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE.  BUT VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW THE REASONS WHY GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

GOD TEACHES IN THE BIBLE THAT HE CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE A HOLY PEOPLE, AND A SPECIAL PEOPLE TO HIMSELF ABOVE ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH, AND BECAUSE GOD LOVES THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

AND THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS WITNESSES TO THE WORLD, TO KNOW AND BELIEVE GOD, AND UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS GOD.  BEFORE HIM THERE WAS NO GOD FORMED.  NEITHER WILL THERE BE ANOTHER GOD AFTER HIM.

AND THE BIBLE TEACHES THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO KNOW, AND BELIEVE, AND UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS THE LORD, AND BESIDE HIM THERE IS NO SAVIOR.

THAT IS AN EXTRAORDINARY HONOR THAT GOD HAS PLACED UPON THE JEWISH PEOPLE, AND A MINISTRY TO BE CHERISHED.

GOD FOR THE MOST PART SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO JEWISH PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE, THROUGHOUT THE OLD AND THE NEW TESTAMENT.

AND JEWISH PEOPLE RECORDED EVERY WORD GOD SPOKE IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.

AND EVERY WORD GOD SPOKE TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE IS FOR JEWISH PEOPLE AND ALL THE WORLD TO LIVE BY. 

GOD IS THE GOD OF EVERY HUMAN BEING.  AND GOD HAS ONLY ONE LAW AND ONE TEACHING.  AND THAT ONE LAW AND ONE TEACHING IS EVERY WORD SPOKEN BY GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.

LET’S READ DEUTERONOMY 7.6-15  THESE WORDS ARE NOT ONLY FOR JEWISH PEOPLE, BUT FOR EVERYONE WHO REPENTS AND TURNS TO GOD AND LIVES BY EVERY WORD SPOKEN BY GOD IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND HAVING ATONEMENT FOR YOUR SINS THROUGH FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA.  EZEKIEL 18.21

AND ISAIAH 43.10-11.  GOD SAID TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE THROUGH THE JEWISH PROPHET ISAIAH, YOU ARE MY WITNESSES, SAITH THE LORD, AND MY SERVANT WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN THAT YOU SHALL KNOW AND BELIEVE ME, AND UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS.

TO KNOW GOD, YOU MUST KNOW THAT GOD IS GOD, AND THERE ARE NO OTHER GODS BESIDE HIM.  YOU MUST RECOGNIZE THAT GOD IS A GOD OF TRUTH.  THAT EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS TRUTH.  THAT IS TO SAY, YOU MUST AGREE WITH EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE AS OPPOSED BY WHAT YOU HEAR FROM MAN.

TO BELIEVE GOD IS TO LIVE YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.  THE LAW OF MOSES IS THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD.

AND TO UNDERSTAND GOD, YOU MUST KNOW AND BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS.  AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT DIFFICULT.  

GOD SAYS THROUGH THE PROPHET IN ISAIAH 43.11, I EVEN I AM THE LORD AND BESIDE ME THERE IS NO SAVIOR.

THE HEBREW FOR I EVEN I AM THE LORD IS, AH’NO’KHI AH’NO’KHI YEHOVAH.

AH’NO’KHI AH’NO’KHI  YEHOVAH MEANS I AM, I AM THE LORD.

GOD IS SPECIFIC BY SAYING, I AM, I AM THE LORD AND BESIDE ME THERE IS NO SAVIOR.  MEANING, MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD AND SAVIOR, IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM ELOHIM, THE FATHER.

AS A WITNESS FOR THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, YESHUA THE MESSIAH, YOU MUST KNOW, AND BELIEVE, AND UNDERSTAND THAT EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS TRUTH, TO BE OBEYED.  YOU MUST AGREE WITH, AND OBEY TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, AND MESSIAH YESHUA, THAT MAN DOES NOT LIVE BY BREAD ONLY BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE LORD DOES MAN LIVE.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, ISAIAH 40.8, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, 1 PETER 1.23-25, 1 JOHN 5.3

THEREFORE THE TRUE WITNESS OF GOD MUST KNOW, BELIEVE, AND UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.  THAT THE TRINITY OF THREE DIFFERENT gods, JESUS BEING THE SECOND god IN THE GODHEAD IS IDOLATRY AND BELIEF IN MANY gods.  BECAUSE THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS.  IT IS WRITTEN.

AND THE TRUE WITNESS OF GOD MUST KNOW, BELIEVE, AND UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE INCLUDING YOURSELF MUST LIVE BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES WHICH IS THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD.  AND ATONEMENT IS REQUIRED THROUGH FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA.  THAT IS BEING A WITNESS FOR GOD.

PSALM 119.170  LET MY SUPPLICATION COME BEFORE YOU.  DELIVER ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD.

THE WORD SUPPLICATION MEANS BEING VERY HUMBLE WHEN COMING TO THE LORD IN PRAYER AND ASKING HIM FOR SOMETHING.

SO THE WRITER IS ASKING THE LORD IN PRAYER, LET MY SUPPLICATION COME BEFORE YOU.  DELIVER ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD.

THE WORDS DELIVER ME IN HEBREW IS HA’STEE’LAY’NEE THAT MEANS DEFEND ME, RESCUE ME, SAVE ME, AND DELIVER ME.

WHEN YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES, AND YOU HAVE ATONEMENT FOR YOUR SINS THROUGH FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA, YOU ARE LIVING YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO THE GOSPEL OF GOD.

YOU ARE A HOLY PERSON UNTO THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND THE LORD YOUR GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU TO BE SPECIAL TO HIMSELF ABOVE ALL PEOPLE THAT ARE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH BECAUSE THE LORD YOUR GOD LOVES YOU.

AND YOU KNOW AND BELIEVE GOD, AND UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS GOD AND THERE ARE NO OTHER GODS BESIDE HIM.  THAT HE IS THE LORD, AND BESIDE HIM THERE IS NO SAVIOR.  THAT MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM ELOHIM, THE FATHER, THE ONE AND ONLY GOD, YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR.

THEREFORE WHEN YOU GO TO THE LORD IN PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION, YOU CAN EXPECT THAT GOD WILL ALWAYS DELIVER YOU FROM WHATEVER DELIVERANCE YOU ARE ASKING HIM FOR.  BECAUSE YOUR LIFE IS BOUND IN THE LORD YOUR GOD.

HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, JOHN 8.58, JOHN 12.44-45, JOHN 14.9

PSALM 119.171  MY LIPS SHALL UTTER PRAISE WHEN YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME YOUR STATUTES.

AGAIN, STATUTES IN HEBREW IS KHU’KEEM MEANING GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, HIS DECREES AND HIS LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE LAW OF MOSES AND THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE IS GOD’S COMMANDMENT, HIS DECREE, AND HIS LAW.

AND WHEN GOD TEACHES YOU HIS STATUTES, AND GOD WILL TEACH YOU HIS STATUTES WHEN YOU DILIGENTLY SEARCH FOR UNDERSTANDING FROM THE BIBLE AND NOT FROM MAN, YOU WILL PRAISE THE LORD.

PSALM 119.172  MY TONGUE SHALL SPEAK OF YOUR WORD, FOR ALL YOUR COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS.

AGAIN, THE WORD RIGHTEOUSNESS IN HEBREW IS STEH’DEHK MEANING RIGHT.  GOD’S COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHT.  THEY ARE TAUGHT IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.

COMMANDMENTS IN HEBREW, AS IN ALL GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, IS MEETZ’VOTE MEANING EVERY COMMANDMENT OF GOD IN THE BIBLE IS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND LAW, TEACHING AND DOCTRINE.

THEREFORE KNOWING, BELIEVING, AND UNDERSTANDING GOD IS OBEYING EVERY COMMANDMENT OF GOD IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT.

PSALM 119.173  LET YOUR HAND HELP ME, FOR I HAVE CHOSEN YOUR PRECEPTS.

BECAUSE YOU ARE LIVING BY EVERY SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, AND YOU HAVE ATONEMENT FOR YOUR SINS THROUGH FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA, YOU ARE LIVING YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO THE GOSPEL OF GOD.

THEREFORE THE HAND OF GOD IS ALWAYS UPON YOU TO HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BECAUSE YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO GOD’S PRECEPTS.  ACCORDING TO EVERY SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.

PSALM 119.174  I HAVE LONGED FOR YOUR SALVATION, O LORD.  AND YOUR LAW, THAT IS, YOUR TORAH IS MY DELIGHT.

LET’S LOOK AT HEBREWS 6.1.  THEREFORE LEAVING THE PRINCIPLES OF THE DOCTRINE OF MESSIAH.  I LIKE HOW THE COMPLETE JEWISH BIBLE DESCRIBES THE PRINCIPLES OF THE DOCTRINE OF MESSIAH, AS THE INITIAL LESSONS ABOUT THE MESSIAH.

I BELIEVE THE INITIAL LESSONS ABOUT THE MESSIAH TAUGHT IN THE CHURCH IS THIS.  JESUS DIED FOR YOUR SINS, WAS RAISED AGAIN THE THIRD DAY.  BELIEVE THAT AND YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

WELL, THERE’S A WHOLE LOT MORE TO IT THAN THAT.  THE OLD TESTAMENT IS STILL VERY MUCH PART OF THE BIBLE AND WILL ALWAYS BE VERY MUCH PART OF THE BIBLE.  IN FACT THE LAW OF MOSES IS THE FOUNDATION OF THE BIBLE.  THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE.  NO ONE CAN ABOLISH THE LAW OF MOSES, NOR CAN ANYONE SUPPLANT THE OLD TESTAMENT. 

ISAIAH 40.8, MALACHI 3.6, 1 PETER 1.23-25

BUT LET’S CONTINUE WITH THE VERSE.  THEREFORE LEAVING BEHIND THE INITIAL LESSONS ABOUT THE MESSIAH, LET US GO ON TO PERFECTION, NOT LAYING AGAIN THE FOUNDATION OF REPENTANCE FROM DEAD WORKS.  DEAD WORKS ARE SIN.  SIN IS DISOBEYING GOD BY DISOBEYING THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND OF FAITH TOWARD GOD.

FAITH IN GOD IS BELIEF AND OBEDIENCE TO GOD.

GOING ON TO PERFECTION IS BEING PERFECT IN THE EYES OF GOD BY WALKING IN HIS STATUTES, KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS, ALL GOD’S LAWS, AND TEACHINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

THE POINT I’M MAKING HERE FROM THE WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE IS THAT SALVATION, ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN WITH A GOOD AND HEALTHY LIFE ON EARTH, COMES FROM LIVING YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, AND HAVING FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF ALL YOUR SINS.

AND WHEN YOU MESS UP, CONFESS YOUR SINS TO THE LORD BECAUSE HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE YOU YOUR SINS, AND CLEANSE YOU FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

HEBREWS 13.20-21, 1 JOHN 1.9, 1 JOHN 3.4, 1 CHRONICLES 29.19, JOB 1.1, 8, PSALM 37.37

WE ALL LONG FOR GOD’S SALVATION, BUT GOD’S TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES MUST BE YOUR DELIGHT.

PSALM 119.175-176  LET MY SOUL LIVE, AND IT SHALL PRAISE YOU.

I HAVE GONE ASTRAY LIKE A LOST SHEEP.  SEEK YOUR SERVANT FOR I DO NOT FORGET YOUR COMMANDMENTS.

YOU ARE THE CHOSEN OF GOD, HOLY UNTO THE LORD YOUR GOD BECAUSE YOU LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING HIS TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND YOU HAVE FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.  BECAUSE GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU TO BE SPECIAL TO HIMSELF ABOVE ALL PEOPLE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.  AND THE LORD LOVES YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE. 

YOU NEVER FORGET HIS COMMANDMENTS.

THEREFORE DO NOT EVER GO ASTRAY, BECAUSE THE LORD YOUR GOD LOVES YOU, AND REQUIRES YOU TO CONTINUE TO LOVE HIM AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, HIS TORAH FOREVER WITH FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.  FOR HE IS YOUR LIFE.

DEUTERONOMY 7.9, JEREMIAH 31.3 

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohen.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

GREAT PEACE HAVE THEY WHO LOVE YOUR LAW, AND IS NOT AN OBSTACLE FOR THEM.

Shalom,

Our teaching will continue in Psalm 119 from verses 153 through 168.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, GREAT PEACE HAVE THEY WHO LOVE YOUR LAW, AND IS NOT AN OBSTACLE FOR THEM.

And with that said, let’s read Psalm 119.153-168.

PSALM 119.153  CONSIDER MY AFFLICTION, AND DELIVER ME, FOR I DO NOT FORGET YOUR LAW.

AS YOU ALL KNOW, AFFLICTION MEANS TROUBLES.

PETER WRITES, BELOVED, THINK IT NOT STRANGE CONCERNING THE FIERY TRIAL WHICH IS TO TEST YOU AS THOUGH SOME STRANGE THING HAPPENED TO YOU.  BUT REJOICE IN AS MUCH AS YOU ARE PARTAKERS OF MESSIAH’S SUFFERINGS THAT WHEN HIS GLORY SHALL BE REVEALED, YOU WILL BE GLAD WITH EXCEEDING JOY.  1 PETER 4.12-13

THOSE WHO LOVE MESSIAH YESHUA, AND LIVE BY TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES AS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY COMMANDS YOU, TROUBLES WILL COME UPON YOU FROM TIME TO TIME.  PERHAPS TO TEST YOU TO SEE IF YOU WILL CONTINUE TO OBEY GOD’S TORAH, HIS LAW OF MOSES.  AND, AS PETER WRITES, YOU SHARE IN MESSIAH’S SUFFERINGS.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU HAVING TROUBLES AND THE TROUBLES THE WORLD EXPERIENCES IS THIS.  YOU HAVE FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA AND HAVE ATONEMENT FOR YOUR SINS.  AND YOU LIVE BY THE LAW OF MOSES, AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  THEREFORE YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.  THE WORLD THAT REJECTS THE LAW OF MOSES DOES NOT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.  IT IS WRITTEN IN MATTHEW 7.21-23

HEBREW BIBLE PSALM 40.9, CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 40.8, TITUS 1.16, DEUTERONOMY 8.2-3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

TITUS 1.16 THE WORKS OF THE DISOBEDIENT ARE DENYING GOD BY DISOBEYING HIS LAW OF MOSES.  REPROBATE MEANS REJECTING THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.

SEE 1 SAMUEL 15.22-26  THE HEBREW WORD FOR REJECT, AS IN YOU HAVE REJECTED THE WORD OF THE LORD, IS MAH’AHS MEANING REPROBATE.

THE TRUE BELIEVER IN MESSIAH YESHUA DOES NOT FORGET GOD’S LAW OF MOSES BUT LIVES BY TORAH EVERY DAY.  AND GOD DELIVERS YOU FROM ALL YOUR AFFLICTIONS. 

HEBREW BIBLE PSALM 34.20, CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 34.19

PSALM 119.154  PLEAD MY CAUSE, AND DELIVER ME.  REVIVE ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD.

THIS IS AN INTERESTING VERSE BECAUSE OF THE WORD PLEAD.

SOME BIBLES SAY CHAMPION MY CAUSE.  THAT IS TO SAY, FIGHT FOR ME, OR DEFEND ME.  IF THE WRITER IS ASKING GOD TO PLEAD HIS CAUSE, AND THIS PSALM WAS WRITTEN HUNDREDS OF YEARS BEFORE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE WRITER KNEW WELL THAT GOD CALLS HIMSELF ELOHIM, IN HEBREW MEANING GODS.  BUT THE WRITER ALSO UNDERSTOOD THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS.  AND GOD ALMIGHTY IS THE FATHER, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, THE SPIRIT, THE HOLY SPIRIT AND MUCH MORE.

AND THE WRITER ALSO KNEW OF PSALM 2 THAT WRITES, THE RULERS TAKE COUNSEL TOGETHER AGAINST THE LORD AND AGAINST HIS ANOINTED.  ANOINTED IN HEBREW IS MAH’SHE’AKH, MEANING MESSIAH.  AND PSALM 45 WRITES, GOD YOUR GOD.  AND PSALM 110 WRITES, THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL.

THE WRITER ASKED GOD TO PLEAD FOR HIM, TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR HIM JUST AS MESSIAH MAKES INTERCESSION FOR THE TRANSGRESSORS BY PLEADING TO GOD ON THEIR BEHALF. 

YET MESSIAH IS GOD ALMIGHTY, AND GOD IS IN MANY PLACES AT THE SAME TIME.  AND THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS.  AND MESSIAH MAKES INTERCESSION FOR THE TRANSGRESSORS.  HE PLEADS TO GOD FOR US.  YET THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.  

ISAIAH 53.12, JEREMIAH 23.24, PSALM 2.2, HEBREW BIBLE PSALM 45.8, CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 45.7, PSALM 110.1

GOD WILL ANSWER YOU AND REVIVE YOU ACCORDING HIS SPOKEN WORD IN THE BIBLE.  AND HE WILL DELIVER YOU FROM ALL YOUR TROUBLES BECAUSE YOU OBEY THE LORD YOUR GOD.

GENESIS 1.26, GENESIS 17.1, GENESIS 19.24, ISAIAH 43.10, JOHN 17.1, ROMANS 11.33-36

PSALM 119.155  SALVATION IS FAR FROM THE WICKED FOR THEY DO NOT SEEK YOUR STATUTES.

WICKED IN HEBREW IS RAH’SHAH MEANING UNGODLY.  THOSE WHO DO WRONG BY NOT OBEYING WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES ARE UNGODLY.  UNGODLINESS IS SIN. 

SALVATION ON THE OTHER HAND IN HEBREW IS YESHUA THAT MEANS BEING SAVED, DELIVERED, HEALTH, AND OF COURSE, YESHUA IS THE NAME OF THE JEWISH MESSIAH WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY.

AND STATUTES IN HEBREW, AS IN GOD’S STATUTES, IS KHU’KEEM MEANING ALL GOD’S LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

THUS THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 WRITES, SALVATION IS FAR FROM THE WICKED FOR THEY DO NOT SEEK YOUR STATUTES.  THEREFORE SALVATION IS FAR FROM THOSE WHO REJECT THE LAW OF MOSES. 

OBEDIENCE TO TORAH, GOD’S LAW OF MOSES IS A MYSTERY.  GOD HIDES THAT FROM THE WORLD THOUGH IT IS CLEARLY WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.

EXODUS 25.21-22, ISAIAH 43.10

PSALM 119.156  GREAT ARE YOUR TENDER MERCIES, O LORD, REVIVE ME ACCORDING TO YOUR JUDGMENTS.

THE WRITER OF THIS PSALM, LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE IN LIFE HAD PROBLEMS FROM TIME TO TIME.  AND THE WRITER PRAYED TO GOD FOR MERCY, AND JUSTICE ACCORDING TO GOD’S JUDGMENTS, HIS DECISIONS ON CRIME OR WRONGS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN COMMITTED AGAINST THE WRITER.

THE BIBLE TEACHES ALL MANKIND TO OBEY GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS WHICH ARE ALL HIS LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.

WHEN WE OBEY GOD, EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, WE CAN CALL UPON THE LORD WITH CONFIDENCE ACCORDING TO HIS TENDER MERCIES FOR JUSTICE.  AND WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPECT GOD’S MERCY AND JUSTICE BECAUSE WE OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND THAT IS COMFORTING.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, ECCLESIASTES 12.13

MESSIAH YESHUA IS FULLY PART OF TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES BECAUSE MESSIAH IS ELOHIM, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.  AND IT IS MESSIAH YESHUA WHO GAVE HIS LAWS AND TEACHINGS TO MOSES FOR ISRAEL AND ALL THE WORLD TO LIVE BY.  AND MESSIAH IS OUR ATONEMENT BY HIS ATONING DEATH AS A HUMAN BEING WHO SHED HIS BLOOD FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF ALL YOUR SINS.

THEREFORE IN CONFIDENCE WE CAN ASK GOD FOR HIS GREAT TENDER MERCIES WHENEVER WE FEEL THE NEED TO ASK HIM.

LEVITICUS 17.11, ROMANS 5.11

PSALM 119.157  MANY ARE MY PERSECUTORS AND MY ENEMIES.  YET I DO NOT DECLINE FROM YOUR TESTIMONIES.

ENEMIES AND PERSECUTORS ARE VERY MUCH THE SAME.  THEY BOTH GIVE US TROUBLE.

MESSIAH YESHUA SAID, A PROPHET IS NOT WITHOUT HONOR, BUT IN HIS OWN COUNTRY, AND AMONG HIS OWN RELATIVES, AND HIS OWN RELIGION, AND HIS OWN HOUSE.  MARK 6.4

ON THE JEWISH SIDE, WE HAVE SOME ENEMIES AND PERSECUTORS BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN THE JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE WHO IS HA SHEM, GOD ALMIGHTY, THE MESSIAH YESHUA.

ON THE CHRISTIAN SIDE, YOU MIGHT HAVE ENEMIES BECAUSE YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND YOU BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, THAT MESSIAH YESHUA IS THAT ONE GOD, GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER.

AND YOU NEVER TURN AWAY FROM THE WORDS THAT THE ALMIGHTY GOD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND YOU NEVER TURN AWAY FROM YOUR FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA BECAUSE OF YOUR ENEMIES OR ANYTHING ELSE. 

MATTHEW 10.32-33, JOHN 14.9

PSALM 119.158  I BEHELD THE TRANSGRESSORS, AND WAS GRIEVED BECAUSE THEY DID NOT KEEP YOUR WORD.

WE HAVE BEEN TEACHING ABOUT THE MYSTERIES WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, SUCH AS THE MYSTERY OF GOD, THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY, ETC. 

AND THE MYSTERY THAT GOD HIDES FROM MOST EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD IS THAT GOD REQUIRES ALL MANKIND TO LIVE BY HIS WORDS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES THAT IS WRITTEN IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, AND EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. 

BUT THE WORLD IS BLIND TO THE TRUTH, THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE SEEING THEY REJECT GOD’S LAW OF MOSES, AND JUST ABOUT EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND IT GRIEVES US BECAUSE THE WORLD REJECTS GOD BY REJECTING THE LAWS AND TEACHINGS OF GOD ALMIGHTY WHO CREATED EVERY HUMAN BEING. 

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, ISAIAH 6

PSALM 119.159-160  CONSIDER HOW I LOVE YOUR PRECEPTS.  REVIVE ME, O LORD, ACCORDING TO YOUR LOVING KINDNESS.

YOUR WORD IS TRUE FROM THE BEGINNING, AND EVERY ONE OF YOUR RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENTS ENDURES FOREVER.

FROM THE BEGINNING IN GENESIS CHAPTER 1, GOD OFTEN CALLS HIMSELF ELOHIM THAT IN HEBREW MEANS GODS.  BUT GOD TEACHES THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS.  AND GOD TEACHES THAT THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA IS THAT ONE GOD, GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER.  AND THAT GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.

AND IN GENESIS CHAPTER 2, GOD ESTABLISHED THE SEVENTH DAY SABBATH FROM FRIDAY AT SUNDOWN TO SATURDAY AT SUNDOWN.

AND IN GENESIS CHAPTER 2, GOD REVEALS TO ALL MANKIND THAT HIS SPOKEN WORD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE MUST BE OBEYED OR ELSE MAN WILL DIE THE SPIRITUAL DEATH BECAUSE OF THEIR DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD WHOSE SPOKEN WORD NEVER CHANGES OR ENDS.

THEN IN GENESIS CHAPTER 3, GOD INTRODUCED SATAN TO THE WORLD AS A SNAKE WHO TRICKS PEOPLE FOR GOD TO SEE WHAT IS IN THEIR HEARTS, WHETHER THEY WILL OBEY GOD OR NOT.  TODAY SATAN CONTINUES TO TRICK PEOPLE BY HAVING HIS MESSENGERS TEACH THE LIE THAT JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES.

AND IN GENESIS CHAPTER 4, GOD INTRODUCED ATONEMENT WHEN THE LORD RESPECTED ABEL FOR BRINGING THE FIRST BORN OF HIS FLOCK FOR HIS SACRIFICIAL OFFERINGS TO THE LORD FOR THE ATONEMENT OF HIS SINS.

AND THE NEW TESTAMENT.  ACTUALLY THE NEW TESTAMENT IS BETTER CALLED THE NEW COVENANT, THE NEW COVENANT FOR ATONEMENT THAT TEACHES THAT THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA IS THE ATONEMENT FOR ALL MANKIND WHILE THERE IS NO TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.  MESSIAH IS OUR ATONEMENT BY HIS DEATH AND SHED BLOOD, FOLLOWED BY OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING THE LAW OF MOSES THAT KEEPS YOU IN GOD’S BOOK OF LIFE.

THEREFORE WE, THE FAMILY OF GOD LOVE GOD’S PRECEPTS, HIS LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES, AND THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD RECORDED IN THE BIBLE BECAUSE GOD’S WORD IS TRUE FROM THE BEGINNING.  AND EVERY ONE OF HIS RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENTS ENDURES FOREVER.

PSALM 119.161  PRINCES HAVE PERSECUTED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.  BUT MY HEART STANDS IN AWE OF YOUR WORD.

PRINCES, OR PEOPLE IN HIGH POSITIONS, PERSECUTED THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 WITHOUT A CAUSE.  BUT HE OR SHE STOOD IN AWE OF GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IN THE BIBLE.

THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD RECORDED IN THE BIBLE IS AWESOME FROM THE FIRST VERSE THAT GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH. AND GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH BY SPEAKING IT INTO EXISTENCE. 

HIS GREAT POWER IS BEYOND AWESOME, AND ALL HIS PROPHESIES COME TRUE.  AND WE WAIT ON MESSIAH’S RETURN TO ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM ON EARTH IN ISRAEL FOR 1,000 YEARS, FOLLOWED BY ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN. 

AND GOD’S CONDITIONS FOR A GOOD LIFE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN ARE SIMPLE.  OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, WHICH ARE NOT DIFFICULT.  AND HAVING ATONEMENT FOR YOUR SINS BY FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA.  I ALSO STAND IN AWE OF THE VOICE OF GOD.

PSALM 119.162-164  I REJOICE AT YOUR WORD AS ONE THAT FINDS GREAT SPOIL.

I HATE AND ABHOR LYING.  BUT YOUR LAW DO I LOVE.

SEVEN TIMES A DAY TO I PRAISE YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENTS.  

LOOK, IT’S WRONG TO GIVE A MESSAGE ABOUT GOD DOING GREAT THINGS FOR YOU, BUT NOT REVEALING THAT GOD HAS CONDITIONS IN HIS WORD TO GIVE YOU THOSE GREAT THINGS.  AND GOD’S CONDITIONS ARE OBEDIENCE.  OBEDIENCE TO HIS WRITTEN WORD IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES HIS LAW OF MOSES. 

THEREFORE THE TRUE BELIEVER IN MESSIAH YESHUA REJOICES IN THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE.  AND, YES, GOD’S WORD IS LIKE FINDING GREAT WEALTH.  THAT IS HOW MUCH THE TRUE BELIEVER IN MESSIAH LOVES GOD, BY OBEYING EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.

AND THE TRUE BELIEVER HATES LYING.  EVEN IN THE MOST DIFFICULT OF TIMES.  BUT HE OR SHE LOVES THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND WE PRAISE THE LORD OFTEN DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY AND THE NIGHT.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

PSALM 119.165  GREAT PEACE HAVE THEY WHICH LOVE YOUR LAW, AND NOTHING SHALL OFFEND THEM.

BETTER  READ FROM THE HEBREW, GREAT PEACE HAVE THEY WHO LOVE YOUR LAW, AND IS NOT AN OBSTACLE TO THEM.

THAT IS A STATEMENT OF FACT THAT I CAN CONFIRM PERSONALLY.  HAVING A LOVE FOR GOD’S TORAH, HIS WORD WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES, AND DOING ALL THAT GOD SAYS TO DO IN THE BIBLE GIVES ME GREAT PEACE BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I AM PLEASING GOD WHEN I OBEY HIM.  AND I HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE FOR ME, AND FOR MY FAMILY IN A WORLD FILLED WITH EVIL.  AND CERTAINLY GOD’S LAW IS NOT AN OBSTACLE. 1 JOHN 1.9

PSALM 119.166  LORD, I HAVE HOPED FOR YOUR SALVATION, AND DONE YOUR COMMANDMENTS.

SALVATION IS TALKED ABOUT A LOT TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN MESSIAH YESHUA.  BUT SALVATION COMES, AS THE WRITER SAYS, BY DOING GOD’S COMMANDMENTS.  GOD’S COMMANDMENTS ARE ALL HIS LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

AND THAT IS SALVATION, DOING GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, AND HAVING FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.

PSALM 119.167  MY SOUL HAS KEPT YOUR TESTIMONIES, AND I LOVE THEM EXCEEDINGLY.

JUST AS THE WRITER WROTE IN VERSE 166 ABOUT DOING GOD’S COMMANDMENTS FOR SALVATION, KEEPING GOD’S TESTIMONIES, EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS SALVATION. 

AND THAT IS A MYSTERY TO THE CHURCH AND MANY MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS AND MOST OF THE WORLD.  BECAUSE GOD HAS HIDDEN THE TRUTH FROM THEM.  THEY ARE BLIND TO GOD’S TESTIMONIES, AND DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES THAT IS FOR ALL MANKIND.

THE GOD OF CREATION HAS ONE LAW AND ONE TEACHING FOR THE WORLD, THE LAW OF MOSES AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.

PSALM 119.168  I HAVE KEPT YOUR PRECEPTS AND YOUR TESTIMONIES, FOR ALL MY WAYS ARE BEFORE YOU.

PSALM 119 TEACHES THE GOSPEL.  A GOOD LIFE ON EARTH AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN COMES FROM OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF ALL YOUR SINS. 

BUT THAT IS A MYSTERY TO THE MANY WHO ARE CALLED, BUT NOT A MYSTERY TO THE FEW WHO ARE CHOSEN.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, MATTHEW 22.14

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS AN EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND YOUR LAW IS TRUTH.

Shalom,

Our teaching this morning will continue in Psalm 119 from Verses 137 through 152.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS AN EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND YOUR LAW IS THE TRUTH.

AND WITH THAT SAID, LET’S READ PSALM 119.137-152.

PSALM 119.137  RIGHTEOUS ART THOU, O LORD, AND UPRIGHT ARE YOUR JUDGMENTS.

LET’S EXPLAIN THE MEANING OF SOME OF THESE WORDS IN THIS VERSE.

RIGHTEOUS IN HEBREW IS STAH’DEEK THAT MEANS JUST AND LAWFUL.  JUST, BECAUSE GOD SPEAKS WHAT IS TRUE AND RIGHT.  LAWFUL, BECAUSE GOD LIVES ACCORDING TO HIS LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.

THINK ON THAT.  GOD LIVES ACCORDING TO ALL HIS LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.  HE DOES NOT ADD TO THEM, NOR DOES HE TAKE AWAY FROM THEM.

THE WORD UPRIGHT IN HEBREW IS YAH’SHAHR MEANING RIGHTEOUS.  AND JUDGMENTS IN HEBREW IS MEESH’PAH’TEEM MEANING GOD’S LAWS CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR CRIMES. 

GOD DOES ALL THINGS THAT ARE JUST AND LAWFUL.

AS I WAS PREPARING THESE WORDS, I THOUGHT OF THE FOOLISHNESS OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES WHEN GOD SAYS THROUGH THE PROPHET ISAIAH THAT THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL STAND FOREVER. 

ADD TO THAT, MESSIAH YESHUA TEACHES THAT ALL PEOPLE MUST LIVE BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.  THEREFORE BECAUSE OF THE FALSE DOCTRINE THAT JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES, MOST PEOPLE REJECT THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN HIS LAW OF MOSES, AND HAVE REPLACED GOD’S WRITTEN WORD WITH MAN MADE LIES.

DEUTERONOMY 4.2, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, ISAIAH 40.8, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, EPHESIANS 5.1

PSALM 119.138  YOUR TESTIMONIES THAT YOU HAVE COMMANDED ARE RIGHTEOUS AND VERY FAITHFUL.

GOD’S TESTIMONIES ARE EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND EVERY WORD GOD TESTIFIES IS TRUTH.

JOHN 8.18  MESSIAH YESHUA TESTIFIES ABOUT HIMSELF.  THAT IS TO SAY, MESSIAH WITNESSES ABOUT HIMSELF.

AND THE FATHER, GOD ALMIGHTY WHO IS MESSIAH YESHUA, WITNESSES ABOUT MESSIAH YESHUA.

AND MESSIAH YESHUA TESTIFIES THAT HE IS GOD THE FATHER.  THAT ALSO IS A MYSTERY, BUT SOLVED IN THE BIBLE.

ISAIAH 6.9-10, HEBREW BIBLE, ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE, ISAIAH 9.6, JOHN 8.58, JOHN 12.44-45, JOHN 14.9

GOD CHOSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO BE HIS WITNESSES AND HIS SERVANT TO THE WORLD TO TESTIFY ABOUT GOD, WHO IS MESSIAH YESHUA, TO KNOW AND BELIEVE GOD, AND UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.  AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THEIR CALLING BY WRITING THE BIBLE THAT RECORDS THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.  ISAIAH 43.10-11

THEREFORE THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 UNDERSTANDS THAT GOD’S TESTIMONIES, EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS RIGHTEOUS AND FAITHFUL.  THEY ARE TRUTH, RELIABLE, CAN ALWAYS BE TRUSTED, AND SHOULD ALWAYS BE BELIEVED, AND OBEYED.

PSALM 119.139-141  MY ZEAL HAS CONSUMED ME BECAUSE MY ENEMIES HAVE FORGOTTEN YOUR WORDS.

YOUR WORD IS VERY PURE, THEREFORE YOUR SERVANT LOVES IT.

I AM SMALL AND DESPISED, YET I DO NOT FORGET YOUR PRECEPTS.

THE WORD ZEAL HAS A MEANING OF PASSION, LOVE, FIRE, DEVOTION, AND A KEEN APPETITE FOR GOD.

AND THIS WORD FORGOTTEN IN HEBREW IN VERSE 139 IS SHA’KHAHKH THAT MEANS OBLIVIOUS.  THE ENEMIES OF THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 ARE OBLIVIOUS TO GOD’S SPOKEN WORDS.  THEY ARE BLIND TO THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE.

AND THAT IS THE MYSTERY.  THOUGH BILLIONS OF PEOPLE READ THE BIBLE, AND THE BILLIONS WHO DO NOT READ THE BIBLE, MOST PEOPLE ARE BLIND TO THE SPOKEN WORDS OF GOD IN THE BIBLE THAT REQUIRES ALL HUMANITY TO LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING THE LAW OF MOSES.

LUKE 4.4, ACTS 28.24-27

THE WRITER GOES ON TO SAY IN VERSE 140, YOUR WORD IS PURE, THEREFORE YOUR SERVANT LOVES IT.

AND CONTINUES IN VERSE 141, THOUGH I AM SMALL AND DESPISED, YET I DO NOT FORGET YOUR PRECEPTS.  GOD’S PRECEPTS ARE HIS LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.

SO MANY PEOPLE DO NOT SEE, HEAR, OR UNDERSTAND THE PURE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE BECAUSE GOD HAS HIDDEN IT FROM THEM.  BUT THE TORAH OBSERVANT BELIEVER IN MESSIAH YESHUA NEVER FORGETS THE LAW OF MOSES.  WE LIVE BY IT. 

PSALM 119.142  YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS AN EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND YOUR LAW IS TRUTH.

LOOK, JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES.  THE LAW OF MOSES IS THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD, AND NOBODY CAN CHANGE OR ABOLISH THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD.  IT IS WRITTEN.  ISAIAH 40.8  SATAN MAY TRY TO CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES, AND BECAUSE GOD HAS CLOSED THE EYES, EARS, AND HEART OF SO MANY PEOPLE TO GOD’S SPOKEN WORD, SATAN HAS HUGE SUCCESS WITH HIS LIE.  BUT JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES. 

THE JESUS CHRIST OF THE BIBLE IS GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER.  MESSIAH YESHUA IS THE WORD OF GOD.

JOHN 1.1  IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, AND THE WORD IS GOD.

ANYONE WHO BELIEVES THAT JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES THAT IS WRITTEN IN GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS, NUMBERS AND DEUTERONOMY IS IN SIN.  THOSE PEOPLE DISOBEY GOD BY DISOBEYING HIS LAW OF MOSES.

GOD SAID TO MOSES, WHOSOEVER HAS SINNED AGAINST ME, HIM WILL I BLOT OUT OF MY BOOK.  THAT IS THE BOOK OF LIFE.  EXODUS 32.33

SIN IS BREAKING THE LAW OF MOSES.  ANY ONE LAW WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

SO WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT THE BOOK OF LIFE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT?

REVELATION 20.15  AND WHOSOEVER WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.

REVELATION 21.27  AND THERE SHALL NOT ENTER INTO IT (THE  NEW JERUSALEM THAT IS THE NEW EARTH WHICH IS HEAVEN) ANYTHING THAT DEFILES, NEITHER WHATSOEVER WORKS ABOMINATION, OR MAKES A LIE, BUT THEY WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE.

SIN IS BREAKING THE LAW OF MOSES.  BUT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE TAUGHT THE LIE THAT JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES.  THAT IS NOT A SALVATION MESSAGE.

THE SALVATION MESSAGE IS THIS.  LIVE BY EVERY WORD SPOKEN BY GOD IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING THE LAW OF MOSES, AND HAVE FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.  THAT LEADS TO A GOOD, HEALTHY, AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

SO THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 WRITES IN VERSE 142, THAT GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS IS AN EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND HIS LAW OF MOSES IS THE TRUTH.

MESSIAH SAYS, BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS WHO COME TO YOU IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING, BUT INWARDLY THEY ARE RAVENING WOLVES.  YOU SHALL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS.  MATTHEW 7.15-16

THE FRUITS OF FALSE PROPHETS WHO ARE FALSE TEACHERS TEACH LIES THAT JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES.

THE FRUITS OF THE PROPHETS OF GOD AND THE TEACHERS OF GOD TEACH THAT THE LAW OF MOSES, AND EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE SHOULD BE OBEYED.  AND NOT ONLY DO THEY TEACH THE LAW OF MOSES, THE PROPHETS AND TEACHERS OF GOD LIVE BY THE LAW OF MOSES AND EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD THAT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.

GENESIS 3.3-4, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, EZEKIEL 18.21, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, 1 JOHN 3.4

PSALM 119.143-144  TROUBLE AND ANGUISH HAVE TAKEN HOLD OF ME, YET YOUR COMMANDMENTS ARE MY DELIGHT.

THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF YOUR TESTIMONIES IS EVERLASTING.  GIVE ME UNDERSTANDING AND I SHALL LIVE.

THERE IS SO MUCH TROUBLE AND ANGUISH AND DIVISION IN THE WORLD TODAY THAT TAKES HOLD OF US BECAUSE THE WORLD IS BLIND TO THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE.

THOSE WHO HAVE FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR THEIR ATONEMENT, AND LIVE THEIR LIFE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING THE LAW OF MOSES HAVE A GOOD AND HEALTHY LIFE ON EARTH AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.  THAT IS THE GOSPEL, AND THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL, AND THE MYSTERY OF GOD, AND THE MYSTERY OF MESSIAH YESHUA, AND THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

ISAIAH 53.10, EZEKIEL 18.21-24, MATTHEW 7.7-8

PSALM 119.145-146  I CRIED WITH MY WHOLE HEART, HEAR ME O LORD.  I WILL KEEP YOUR STATUTES.

I CRIED UNTO YOU, SAVE ME, AND I SHALL KEEP YOUR TESTIMONIES.

LIVING A RIGHTEOUS LIFE IN GOD ALMIGHTY THE MESSIAH YESHUA, OBEYING HIS EVERY WORD IN THE BIBLE DOES NOT ELIMINATE PROBLEMS IN LIFE.  BUT LIVING WITH GOD, LIVING BY HIS WORD IS PLEASING TO HIM, AND YOU KNOW THAT GOD LOVES YOU, THAT THE LORD YOUR GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU, IN THE GOOD TIMES AND THE BAD TIMES.  AND THAT YOU HAVE LIFE WITH GOD, ETERNAL LIFE WITH THE GOD OF CREATION, MESSIAH YESHUA, IN ABSOLUTE PERFECTION IN HIS FUTURE KINGDOM ON EARTH IN ISRAEL FOR 1,000 YEARS THAT WILL BE GARDEN OF EDEN LIVING.  AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN, A PLACE OF BEAUTY BEYOND OUR IMAGINATION WITH EVERLASTING JOY, WHERE THERE IS NO SIN, NO CURSE, NO HATE, NO WARS, NO DEATH, NO DIVISION, NO SICKNESS, NO PAIN, OR SORROW, BUT LIFE WITH GOD FACE TO face BECAUSE THE LORD YOUR GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU, AND HE LOVES YOU.

WHEN WE CRY TO GOD, HE SAVES US.  HE DELIVERS US AND RESCUES US BECAUSE WE LOVE HIM AND KEEP HIS STATUTES, HIS LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND WE KEEP HIS TESTIMONIES, EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.

AND WHEN THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, THE MESSIAH YESHUA APPEARS, WE WILL BE LIKE HIM, FOR WE WILL SEE HIM AS HE IS.

PSALM 17.15, ISAIAH 35.10, 1 JOHN 3.2

PSALM 119.147-149  I PREVENTED THE DAWNING OF THE MORNING, AND CRIED.  I HOPED IN YOUR WORD.

BETTER SAID, I RISE IN THE MORNING WITH THE DAWN, AND I CRIED OUT, MY HOPE IS IN YOUR WORD.

MY EYES PREVENT THE NIGHT WATCHES THAT I MIGHT MEDITATE IN YOUR WORD.

BETTER SAID, MY EYES OPEN BEFORE THE NIGHT WATCHES (A HEBREW EXPRESSION FOR A PART OF THE NIGHT FOR MILITARY WATCHES) THAT I MAY MEDITATE ON YOUR WORD.

HEAR MY VOICE ACCORDING TO YOUR LOVING KINDNESS, O LORD.  QUICKEN ME ACCORDING TO YOUR JUDGMENT.

BETTER SAID, HEAR MY VOICE ACCORDING TO YOUR LOVING KINDNESS, O LORD.  REVIVE ME ACCORDING TO YOUR JUDGMENT.

THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 IS SO IN LOVE WITH GOD.  HE OR SHE RISES IN THE MORNING AND CRIES OUT TO THE LORD THAT HE HOPES IN GOD’S WORD, AND TRUSTS IN HIS WORD.

EVEN IN THE NIGHT TIME, THE WRITER MEDITATES IN GOD’S WORD.  AND ACCORDING TO GOD’S LOVING KINDNESS, THE WRITER KNOWS THAT THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL WILL REVIVE HIM IN TIMES OF DESPAIR.

PSALM 119 NOT ONLY SHOWS THAT THE WRITER HAS A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP TO GOD BY ABSOLUTE OBEDIENCE TO TORAH, GOD’S LAW OF MOSES, BUT PSALM 119 IS ALSO A WONDERFUL TESTIMONY TO THOSE WHO LOVE GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. 

AND IT IS CRITICAL FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN MESSIAH YESHUA TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT GOD GIVES THE HOLY SPIRIT TO THOSE WHO OBEY HIM, TO THOSE WHO OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING HIS LAW OF MOSES.  FOR THE BIBLE SAYS, WHOSO KEEPS TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, IS A WISE SON. 

THE LAW OF MOSES IS THE VOICE OF GOD.

PROVERBS 28.7, JOHN 14.15-16, ACTS 5.32

PSALM 119.150  THEY THAT DRAW NEAR TO FOLLOW AFTER MISCHIEF, THEY ARE FAR FROM YOUR LAW.

THIS WORD MISCHIEF IN HEBREW IS ZEE’MAH THAT MEANS TO PLAN WICKEDNESS.  THEREFORE THE BIBLE SAYS, THEY THAT DRAW NEAR TO FOLLOW A PLAN OF WICKEDNESS ARE FAR FROM TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.

PSALM 119.151  YOU ARE NEAR, O LORD, AND ALL YOUR COMMANDMENTS ARE TRUTH.

AGAIN, GOD’S COMMANDMENTS ARE HIS LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND THEY ARE ALL TRUTH. 

REMEMBER WHEN PILOT ASKED MESSIAH, WHAT IS TRUTH, JUST BEFORE YESHUA GAVE HIS LIFE FOR OUR ATONEMENT?  THE TRUTH IS MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY, AND THE WORDS, LAWS AND COMMANDMENTS THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.  THAT IS TRUTH.

JOHN 18.37-38, JOHN 14.6-9, JOHN 1.1

PSALM 119.152  CONCERNING YOUR TESTIMONIES, I HAVE KNOWN OF OLD THAT YOU HAVE FOUNDED THEM FOREVER.

AGAIN, GOD’S TESTIMONIES ARE EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  GOD TESTIFIES TRUTH IN HIS SPOKEN WORD THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.

SO I LOOKED UP THE WORD FOREVER, AS IN, YOU HAVE FOUNDED YOUR TESTIMONIES FOREVER.  AND FOREVER, AS EVERYONE KNOWS MEANS, WITHOUT EVER ENDING.

GOD’S SPOKEN WORDS IN THE BIBLE ARE GOD’S TESTIMONIES THAT ARE FOREVER WITHOUT EVER ENDING.

SO WHY DOES THE BIGGEST RELIGION IN THE WORLD, CHRISTIANITY, WHO READ AND TEACH FROM THE BIBLE THAT RECORDS THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD, TEACH THAT JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES WHEN IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE THAT GOD’S TESTIMONIES, HIS SPOKEN WORD IS FOREVER WITHOUT EVER ENDING?

BECAUSE THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY, THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, THE MYSTERY OF MESSIAH, THE MYSTERY OF GOD, THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL, THE MYSTERY OF THE FAITH IN A PURE CONSCIENCE ARE ALL HIDDEN FROM THE CHURCH.  THEY ARE ALL MYSTERIES TO THE CHURCH SEEING THAT THE CHURCH AND MANY MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS REJECT THE LAW OF MOSES THAT IS FOUNDED BY GOD FOREVER. 

THEREFORE THE TRUTH IS A MYSTERY TO THE CHURCH AND TO MANY MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS.

THE MYSTERY THAT IS SOLVED IN THE BIBLE IS THIS. ALL NATIONS AND PEOPLES SHOULD KNOW THAT GOD REQUIRES THEM TO LIVE BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE LORD.  THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.  THAT IS THE MYSTERY.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

IT IS TIME FOR YOU LORD TO ACT FOR THEY HAVE VOIDED YOUR LAW.

Shalom,

Our teaching this morning will continue in Psalm 119 from Verses 121 through 136.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, IT IS TIME FOR YOU LORD TO ACT FOR THEY HAVE VOIDED YOUR LAW.

And with that said, let’s read Psalm 119.121-136.

PSALM 119.121  I HAVE DONE JUDGMENT AND JUSTICE.  LEAVE ME NOT TO MY OPPRESSORS.

BETTER SAID, I HAVE DONE WHAT IS JUST AND RIGHT.  DO NOT LEAVE ME TO MY OPPRESSORS.

BEING JUST AND RIGHT IN THE SIGHT OF GOD IS WHAT THE BIBLE DESCRIBES AS BEING PERFECT.  WHEN YOU ARE LAW ABIDING, LIVING BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE LAW OF MOSES, YOU ARE PERFECT IN THE SIGHT OF GOD.  AND YOU ARE RIGHT WITH GOD WHEN YOU OBEY GOD’S TORAH, HIS LAW OF MOSES.

1 KINGS 8.61, JOB 1.1, 8, PSALM 37.37, HEBREWS 13.20-21

HEBREWS 13.21  DOING THE WILL OF GOD IS HAVING THE LAW OF MOSES IN YOUR HEART, LIVING BY THE LAW OF MOSES.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, HEBREW BIBLE PSALM 40.9, CHRISTIAN BIBLE PSALM 40.8, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

THUS THE WRITER ASKS GOD FOR HIS PROTECTION AGAINST THOSE WHO OPPRESS HIM, KNOWING IN HIS HEART THAT GOD WILL WATCH OVER HIM, AND HIS FAMILY, AND PROTECT THEM ALWAYS.

PSALM 119.122  BE SURETY FOR YOUR SERVANT FOR GOOD. LET NOT THE PROUD OPPRESS ME.

BETTER SAID, GUARANTEE YOUR SERVANT FOR GOOD.  DO NOT LET THE PROUD OPPRESS ME.

THE NAME OF OUR GOD AND MESSIAH IS YESHUA.  YESHUA IN HEBREW MEANS SALVATION.  SALVATION IS BEING SAFE, SAVED, AND RESCUED.  SALVATION ALSO MEANS DELIVERANCE, VICTORY, HEALTH, AND HELP.

GOD ALMIGHTY, YESHUA THE MESSIAH, IS YOUR GUARANTEE FOR GOOD.  ADD TO THAT, THE LORD YOUR GOD, MESSIAH YESHUA IS AGAINST THOSE WHO SEEK TO OPPRESS YOU BECAUSE YOU LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND YOU ARE JUST AND RIGHTEOUS.  YOU LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, AND YOU HAVE FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.

MESSIAH’S NAME, YESHUA / SALVATION, SAYS IT ALL.

COLOSSIANS 2.1-2  KNOWING THE MYSTERY OF GOD THE FATHER WHO IS MESSIAH YESHUA IS THIS;  YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD THAT RESULTS IN SALVATION. 

OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS THE MYSTERY THE WORLD DOES NOT SEE, NOR DO THEY UNDERSTAND.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, JOHN 12.44-45

PSALM 119.123  MY EYES FAIL FOR YOUR SALVATION, AND FOR THE WORD OF YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

THE HEBREW FOR, MY EYES FAIL FOR YOUR SALVATION, IS, AY’NY KAH’LU LEE’YESHUA’TEH’KHAH.

I BELIEVE THE WRITER IS SAYING, MY EYES YEARN FOR YOUR DELIVERANCE, JUST AS JACOB SAID, I HAVE WAITED FOR YOUR SALVATION / YOUR DELIVERANCE, O LORD. 

IN HEBREW, JACOB SAID, LEE’YESHUA’TEH’KHAH K’VEE’TEE YEHOVAH.  GENESIS 49.18

NOT ONLY DOES THE WRITER YEARN FOR GOD’S SALVATION, HE OR SHE YEARNS FOR THE WORD OF GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS BECAUSE EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IS RIGHT AND TRUTH.

PSALM 119.124  DEAL WITH YOUR SERVANT ACCORDING TO YOUR MERCY, AND TEACH ME YOUR STATUTES.

THAT IS A WONDERFUL REQUEST TO THE LORD YOUR GOD; DEAL WITH YOUR SERVANT ACCORDING TO YOUR MERCY, AND TEACH ME YOUR STATUTES.  GOD’S STATUTES ARE HIS LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.

HOWEVER A MAJOR PROBLEM TO TORAH OBSERVANT BELIEVERS IN MESSIAH YESHUA IS THE FALSE BIBLE TEACHERS WHO TEACH THAT THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE LAW OF MOSES IS VOID AND ABOLISHED, AND THE PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THE FALSE BIBLE TEACHERS.  THEY OPPRESS US BY POURING OUT THEIR ANTI GOD DOCTRINE.

PSALM 119.125  I AM YOUR SERVANT, GIVE ME UNDERSTANDING THAT I MAY KNOW YOUR TESTIMONIES.

GOD’S TESTIMONIES ARE EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND GOD TESTIFIES THE TRUTH.  AND GOD IS HIS OWN WITNESS.  AND THE WRITER IS ASKING GOD TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND HIS WORD. 

EVERYBODY SHOULD DESIRE TO KNOW THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD.

PSALM 119.126  IT IS TIME FOR YOU, LORD, TO WORK, FOR THEY HAVE MADE VOID YOUR LAW.

BETTER SAID, IT IS TIME FOR YOU, LORD, TO ACT, FOR THEY HAVE VOIDED YOUR LAW.

GOD SAYS THAT HE HAS GIVEN EARS TO PEOPLE BUT THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND,  AND EYES BUT THEY DO NOT KNOW, AND A HEART THAT IS FAT MAKING THEIR MINDS DULL, NUMB, SLUGGISH, HAVING NO UNDERSTANDING TO OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.

THUS FULFILLING MESSIAH’S WORDS WHEN HE SAYS, MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN.  AND THIS DULLNESS OF MIND, NOT UNDERSTANDING, NOT KNOWING THAT GOD REQUIRES ALL MANKIND TO OBEY EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, INCLUDING HIS LAW OF MOSES, THAT DULLNESS OF MIND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE END OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION WHEN MESSIAH RETURNS.  AND SO FEW PEOPLE WILL BE LEFT AFTER GOD DESTROYS THE WORLD BECAUSE OF THEIR DISOBEDIENCE TO THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE.

BUT THE FEW WHO OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE AND HAVE FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR THEIR ATONEMENT, ALONG WITH THOSE WHO BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL, WILL ENTER INTO HIS KINGDOM, THE 1,000 YEAR MILLENNIUM IN ISRAEL THAT WILL BE LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN, FOLLOWED BY ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

THAT IS THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, THE MYSTERY OF GOD AND MESSIAH, THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY, AND THE MYSTERY OF THE FAITH IN A PURE CONSCIENCE.  GOD REQUIRES OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, INCLUDING OBEDIENCE TO TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES THAT RESULTS IN ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.  AND THAT IS ALSO THE GOSPEL.  EVEN THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL.

ISAIAH 6.8-13, ISAIAH 24.4-6, ISAIAH 51.3, MATTHEW 7.7,13,14, ACTS 28.24-27, EPHESIANS 6.19

EPHESIAN 6.19  THE WORD UTTERANCE IS FROM THE GREEK WORD LOGOS MEANING, THE WORD OF GOD. 

THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL IS TO OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING OBEDIENCE TO TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND THAT OBEDIENCE TO GOD RESULTS IN A GOOD AND HEALTHY LIFE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.  ISAIAH 53.10

PSALM 119.127-128  THEREFORE I LOVE YOUR COMMANDMENTS ABOVE GOLD, YES, ABOVE FINE GOLD.

THEREFORE I ESTEEM ALL YOUR PRECEPTS CONCERNING ALL THINGS TO BE RIGHT, AND I HATE EVERY FALSE WAY.

THE MYSTERY OF GOD IS EXPLAINED EARLY IN THE CREATION IN GENESIS CHAPTERS 2 AND 3 WHEN GOD GAVE ADAM A COMMANDMENT NOT TO EAT FROM A CERTAIN TREE, BECAUSE, GOD SAID, IN THE DAY YOU EAT FROM THAT TREE, YOU WILL SURELY DIE.  BUT, LIKE TODAY, ADAM AND EVE LISTENED TO SATAN AND DISOBEYED GOD.  SO ADAM AND EVE DIED.  GOD CREATED THEM SINLESS TO LIVE FOREVER IN A GARDEN OF EDEN WORLD.  BUT BECAUSE THEY LISTENED TO THE SNAKE SATAN RATHER THAN OBEYING GOD THEY WERE BOOTED OUT OF THE GARDEN OF EDEN, AND IN TIME THEY DIED.

AND BECAUSE OF ADAM’S DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD, ALL HUMAN BEINGS ARE CONCEIVED IN SIN.  BUT GOD HAS GREAT MERCY.  PEOPLE WHO TURN TO GOD AND OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FOREVER THAT INCLUDES HIS LAW OF MOSES, AND HAVE FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR THEIR ATONEMENT, GOD FORGIVES THEIR SINS AND THEY HAVE ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN. 

THAT IS THE GOSPEL, A MYSTERY TO THE WORLD.

BUT SATAN CONTINUES HIS LIES BY TEACHING THAT ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, DON’T OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES BECAUSE JESUS ABOLISHED IT ON THE CROSS, AND YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO HEAVEN.  MORE LIES OF SATAN TAUGHT IN SO MANY PLACES OF WORSHIP.

GENESIS 5.3, PSALM 51.5

GENESIS 5.3  ALL HUMAN BEINGS ARE CREATED IN THE LIKENESS AND IMAGE OF ADAM.  WE LOOK LIKE ADAM, AND WE INHERITED ADAM’S SIN OF DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD.

EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS TRUTH.  SO MESSIAH SAYS, BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS.  FALSE PROPHETS ARE RELIGIOUS IMPOSTERS WHO TEACH LIES SUCH AS JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES. 

YOU SHALL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS, MESSIAH SAYS.  MATTHEW 7.15-20

THE FRUITS OF THE PROPHETS OF GOD, AND ALL PEOPLE OF GOD ARE OBEDIENCE TO GOD.  THEY LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, AND THEY TEACH OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING GOD’S LAWS AND TEACHINGS WRITTEN IN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

RELIGIOUS IMPOSTERS LIE.  THEY ARE ANTI GOD.  THEY REJECT GOD’S WORD, HIS LAWS AND TEACHINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

AND MANY OF MESSIAH’S PARABLES TEACH THE MYSTERIES.  THEY ARE HIDDEN IN SIGHT IN THE WORDS SPOKEN BY GOD IN THE BIBLE.

THE TRUE BELIEVER IN MESSIAH YESHUA LOVES GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE LAW OF MOSES, ABOVE GOLD, EVEN FINE GOLD.  AND THE WRITER SEES THAT ALL GOD’S PRECEPTS, EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE AND EVERY LAW GOD TEACHES IN THE LAW OF MOSES IS RIGHT.  AND I HATE EVERY FALSE WAY, THE WRITER SAYS.

BEWARE OF RELIGIOUS IMPOSTERS WHO TEACH LIES THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED, AND THAT JESUS SUPPLANTED THE OLD TESTAMENT.

PSALM 119.129-130  YOUR TESTIMONIES ARE WONDERFUL, THEREFORE DOES MY SOUL KEEP THEM.

THE ENTRANCE OF YOUR WORDS GIVE LIGHT.  IT GIVES UNDERSTANDING TO THE SIMPLE.

THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE TEACHING IN THE WORLD AND THAT IS EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.  THEREFORE GOD’S TESTIMONIES, EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE ARE WONDERFUL.  AND WE KEEP THEM, AND GUARD THEM, AND PROTECT THEM FROM RELIGIOUS IMPOSTERS WHO TRY TO SEDUCE US WITH LIES TO STEAL THE LIGHT FROM US.  THE LIGHT IS TRUTH, THE TRUTH OF GOD THAT GIVES UNDERSTANDING TO THE SIMPLE.

PSALM 119.131  I OPENED MY MOUTH AND PANTED, FOR I LONGED FOR YOUR COMMANDMENTS.

GOD’S LAW, THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD, WILL NOT ONLY BE TAUGHT BY GOD IN HIS 1,000 YEAR KINGDOM IN ISRAEL, GOD WILL TEACH US HIS WAYS, AND EVERYONE WILL WALK IN HIS PATHS.  ISAIAH 2.2-3

PSALM 119.132-134  LOOK UPON ME AND BE MERCIFUL UNTO ME AS YOU USED TO DO TO THOSE THAT LOVE YOUR NAME.

ORDER MY STEPS IN YOUR WORD AND LET NOT ANY INIQUITY HAVE DOMINION OVER ME.

DELIVER ME FROM THE OPPRESSION OF MAN, SO WILL I KEEP YOUR PRECEPTS.

THERE ARE TIMES THAT WE MIGHT THINK THAT GOD IS FAR AWAY FROM US.  LOOK UPON ME LORD AND BE MERCIFUL TO ME AS YOU USED TO DO TO THOSE WHO LOVE YOUR NAME.

GOD IS CLOSE TO YOU BECAUSE YOU LOVE GOD AND YOU LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  HE IS WITH YOUR SPIRIT.  HE IS WITH YOUR LIFE.

AND GOD WILL ORDER YOUR STEPS AND NOT LET SIN RULE IN YOUR LIFE BECAUSE YOU LIVE BY THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD.

AND GOD WILL DELIVER YOU FROM THE OPPRESSION OF MAN.

THEREFORE KEEP GOD’S PRECEPTS.  AND KEEP EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE LAW OF MOSES FOREVER.

PSALM 119.135  MAKE YOUR FACE TO SHINE UPON YOUR SERVANT, AND TEACH ME YOUR STATUTES.

THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 IS ALL ABOUT TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, AND HOW WONDERFUL IT IS.

AND HOW REFRESHING THAT IS BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE WRONG TRASH GOD’S TORAH, HIS LAW OF MOSES TO THEIR GREAT HURT.  THEY WILL NEVER SEE THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN UNLESS THEY BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND ISRAEL. 

GENESIS 12.3, MATTHEW 25.31-46

THOSE WHO TRASH THE LAW OF MOSES TELL THE LIE THAT THE LAW OF MOSES WAS ABOLISHED BY JESUS ON THE CROSS BECAUSE HE FULFILLED THE LAW.  THEY SAY THAT JESUS SUPPLANTED THE OLD TESTAMENT, EXCEPT, OF COURSE, THE VERSES ABOUT TITHING.  THEY SAY THE LAW OF MOSES IS LEGALISM.  THE WORD LEGALISM, AS ALL THEIR ANTI GOD TEACHINGS FOR ABOLISHING THE LAW OF MOSES ARE NOWHERE FOUND IN THE BIBLE.  THEY ARE LIES.  BUT LEGALISM IS FOUND IN THE DICTIONARY.  

LEGALISM IS DEFINED AS STRICT ADHERENCE TO LAW, ESPECIALLY TO THE LETTER RATHER THAN THE SPIRIT.  THE THEOLOGICAL DOCTRINE OF LEGALISM IS THAT SALVATION IS GAINED THROUGH GOOD WORKS.

LOOK, IT IS WRITTEN THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE THAT GOD REQUIRES STRICT ADHERENCE TO HIS LAW OF MOSES TO THE LETTER, WITH LOVE. 

THE UNIQUE AND SPECIAL BELIEVERS IN MESSIAH YESHUA WHO OBEY GOD’S LAW OF MOSES ALWAYS HAVE THE SPIRIT IN MIND.  THE SPIRIT IS GOD ALMIGHTY, THE MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS WHEN WE DO WHAT GOD REQUIRES IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  BECAUSE MESSIAH YESHUA, WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY WHO GAVE MOSES THE LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES, SAYS, IF YOU LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.  AND MY FATHER WILL GIVE YOU THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO WILL REMAIN WITH YOU FOREVER.

THOSE WHO REJECT THE LAW OF MOSES, OR BELIEVE IT IS OPTIONAL, OR TEACH THAT TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES IS ONLY FOR JEWISH PEOPLE ARE WRONG AND DO NOT HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT, NOR DO THEY HAVE SALVATION.

EXODUS 33.11, LEVITICUS 19.18, DEUTERONOMY 7.9, ISAIAH 40.8, ISAIAH 43.10, MATTHEW 7.21-23, LUKE 8.19-21, JOHN 14. 9,15,16, ACTS 5.32, 1 PETER 1.23-25

THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 WROTE 176 VERSES THAT ARE ALL ABOUT THE LAW OF MOSES, AND HOW HE OR SHE LOVES TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES BECAUSE GOD’S LAW IS THE VOICE OF GOD AND THE WORD OF GOD.  AND OBEYING THE VOICE OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IS PROOF YOU LOVE GOD.  BUT REJECTING THE LAW OF MOSES IS PROOF OF NOT LOVING GOD. 

JOHN 14.15

PSALM 119.136  RIVERS OF WATERS RUN DOWN MY EYES BECAUSE THEY DO NOT KEEP YOUR LAW.

I COULD NOT SAY IT ANY BETTER.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

YOUR WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH.

Shalom,

Our Teaching this morning will continue from Psalm 119.105-120.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, YOUR WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH.

And with that said, let’s read Psalm 119.105-120.

PSALM 119.105  YOUR WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH.

AS YOU WELL KNOW, THE WRITER IS WRITING ABOUT EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT IS A LAMP UNTO OUR FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO OUR PATH.

WORD IN HEBREW, AS IN, GOD’S WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH, IS DAH’VAHR, MEANING, ANSWER, COMMANDMENT, DECREE, JUDGMENT, MESSAGE, PROMISE, PURPOSE, REASON, SENTENCE, AS IN A JUDICIAL DECISION, AND OF COURSE, THE WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS.

SO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS YOUR ANSWER, GOD’S COMMANDMENT, GOD’S DECREE.  THAT IS, GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IS LAW.  GOD’S WORD IS ALSO HIS JUDGMENT.  GOD’S JUDGMENT IS HIS DECISION, AND HIS SENTENCE FOR A CRIME.  AND GOD’S JUDGMENTS ARE LAW.  GOD’S SPOKEN WORD IS HIS MESSAGE, HIS PROMISE, HIS PURPOSE, HIS REASON.  AND GOD’S WORDS SPOKEN IN THE BIBLE ARE THE VOICE OF GOD TO GUIDE YOU IN THE WAY YOU SHOULD GO.

THEREFORE EVERYONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE GODLY IN MESSIAH YESHUA, WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY, SHOULD TAKE HOLD OF GOD’S WORD FOR A LAMP UNTO YOUR FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO YOUR PATH TO GUIDE YOU THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE.

EVERY SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE INCLUDES GOD’S LAWS, TEACHINGS, AND INSTRUCTIONS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.  AND THEY SHOULD BE A LAMP UNTO YOUR FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO YOUR PATH.

PSALM 119.106  I HAVE SWORN, AND I WILL PERFORM IT, THAT I WILL KEEP YOUR RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENTS.

WHY WOULD ANYONE SWEAR TO PERFORM GOD’S RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENTS?  WHY?  BECAUSE GOD’S RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENTS ARE LAW WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND LIVING BY GOD’S RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENTS ALONG WITH FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT IS THE GOSPEL, THE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU TO HAVE A GOOD AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

DEUTERONOMY 4.1  LIVING BY GOD’S JUDGMENTS, HIS WORD WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES, AND HAVING FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT IS LIFE, ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.  THAT IS THE GOSPEL.

DEUTERONOMY 7.11-15  KEEPING GOD’S JUDGMENTS IS LIFE, EVEN ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.  HAVING GOD’S MERCY, AND GOD’S LOVE.  AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN, AND YOUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN.  AND GOD WILL BLESS YOUR WORK AND YOU WILL BE BLESSED ABOVE ALL PEOPLE, AND GOD WILL TAKE AWAY FROM YOU ALL SICKNESS, AND WILL PUT NONE OF THE EVIL DISEASES OF EGYPT UPON YOU, BUT WILL LAY THEM UPON THOSE WHO HATE YOU.  ALL BECAUSE YOU OBEY GOD’S JUDGMENTS, HIS LAWS WRITTEN IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.

ISAIAH 51.4  GOD’S JUDGMENTS ARE HIS LAWS THAT ARE LIGHT.  THE LIGHT IS GOD’S TRUTH WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES FOR ALL PEOPLES AND NATIONS.  AND GOD’S WORD IS LIGHT THAT IS A LAMP UNTO YOUR FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO YOUR PATH.

MATTHEW 12.18  MESSIAH YESHUA TEACHES JUDGMENT TO THE GENTILES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.  MESSIAH TEACHES THE GENTILES THE TRUTH OF THE LAW OF MOSES AND THE WORD OF GOD WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE THAT GENTILES MUST OBEY.   MATTHEW 13.8, 23

LUKE 2.30-32, SIMEON, A JUST AND DEVOUT JEWISH MAN PROPHESIED THAT MESSIAH YESHUA WOULD BE A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES BY TEACHING THE GENTILES THE TRUTH THAT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.  EVERY WORD SPOKEN BY GOD IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES HIS LAW OF MOSES IS TRUTH.  AND GOD’S TRUTH IS TO BE OBEYED BY ALL PEOPLES AND NATIONS.  AND MESSIAH YESHUA, SIMEON PROPHESIED, WILL BE THE GLORY AND HONOR TO GOD’S PEOPLE ISRAEL.  MATTHEW 4.4, DEUTERONOMY 8.3

SO WHY WOULD ANYONE SWEAR TO PERFORM THE JUDGMENTS OF GOD?  BECAUSE LIVING YOUR LIFE BY GOD’S JUDGMENTS IS THE GOSPEL FOR A GOOD, SUCCESSFUL, AND HEALTHY LIFE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

PSALM 119.107  I AM AFFLICTED VERY MUCH.  QUICKEN ME, O LORD, ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD.

WE ALL KNOW WHAT AFFLICTION IS.  TROUBLES AND PROBLEMS.  THEY HAPPEN TO ALL OF US.  IT’S CALLED LIFE.

O LORD GOD, THE WRITER PLEADS, I AM AFFLICTED VERY MUCH.  QUICKEN ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD.  REVIVE ME, SAVE ME, DELIVER ME FROM THESE AFFLICTIONS, THESE TROUBLES AND PROBLEMS, O LORD ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD.

AND GOD WILL.  HE WILL DELIVER YOU FROM ALL YOUR TROUBLES AND AFFLICTIONS ACCORDING TO HIS WORD BECAUSE YOU LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND YOU LIVE BY HIS WORD. 

ISAIAH 57.15, PSALM 34.19

PSALM 119.108  ACCEPT, I BESEECH THEE, THE FREEWILL OFFERINGS OF MY MOUTH, O LORD, AND TEACH ME YOUR JUDGMENTS.

A FREEWILL OFFERING IS A VOLUNTARY OFFERING TO THE LORD. 

HEBREW BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 23.24, CHRISTIAN BIBLE DEUTERONOMY 23.23

THE WRITER IS OFFERING THE FREEWILL OFFERINGS TO THE LORD BY THE WORDS HE SPEAKS TO THE LORD. 

TEACH ME YOUR JUDGMENTS, O LORD.  TEACH ME YOUR TORAH, YOUR LAW OF MOSES, O LORD.  THAT IS WHAT WE SHOULD ASK GOD, TEACH ME YOUR JUDGMENTS, TEACH ME YOUR LAW SO THAT I WILL LIVE A GODLY LIFE IN YOUR SIGHT.  AND IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT LEARNING GOD’S JUDGMENTS, HIS LAW OF MOSES, GOD WILL TEACH YOU AND GIVE YOU UNDERSTANDING.  AND HIS LAW IS NOT DIFFICULT.  AND THAT IS THE PATH TO ETERNAL LIFE WITH FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.  1 JOHN 5.3

PSALM 119.109  MY SOUL IS CONTINUALLY IN MY HAND, YET I DO NOT FORGET YOUR LAW.

MEANING, MY LIFE IS ALWAYS AT RISK.  BUT THE LORD YOUR GOD WATCHES OVER THE JUST, THOSE WHO OBEY GOD, THOSE WHO OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING HIS LAW OF MOSES.

PROVERBS 1.33, PROVERBS 3.33, PROVERBS 12.21, PROVERBS 13.21, PROVERBS 15.3, PROVERBS 19.23, PSALM 91.7-16

PSALM 119.110  THE WICKED HAVE LAID A SNARE FOR ME.  YET I DID NOT ERR FROM YOUR PRECEPTS.

WICKED IN HEBREW IS RAH’SHAH THAT NOT ONLY MEANS WICKED, BUT ALSO UNGODLY.  SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TRAP US, OR TRICK US FOR WHATEVER STRANGE REASON.  BUT THE GODLY NEVER GO ASTRAY FROM GOD’S PRECEPTS, HIS TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.

PSALM 119.111-112  YOUR TESTIMONIES HAVE I TAKEN AS A HERITAGE FOREVER.  FOR THEY ARE THE REJOICING OF MY HEART.

I HAVE INCLINED MY HEART TO PERFORM YOUR STATUTES ALWAYS, EVEN UNTO THE END.

HOW OFTEN DO WE HEAR A PREACHER SAY, EVERY WORD SPOKEN BY GOD IN THE BIBLE IS A REJOICING TO MY HEART?

THE WORD HERITAGE IN HEBREW IS NAH’KHAHL THAT MEANS INHERITANCE.

THESE ARE POWERFUL WORDS.  GOD’S TESTIMONIES ARE EVERY WORD HE SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE IS YOUR INHERITANCE, EVEN UNTO THE END.  AND THERE IS NO END BECAUSE WHEN YOU OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, YOU INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN WITH THE ALMIGHTY GOD, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, YESHUA HA MAHSHIAKH.  BECAUSE GOD’S WORD IS A REJOICING TO YOUR HEART.

PSALM 119.113  I HATE VAIN THOUGHTS, BUT YOUR LAW DO I LOVE.

IN HEBREW, BUT YOUR LAW DO I LOVE, IS, V’TORAH’TEH’KHAH AH’HAHV’TEE.

HOW OFTEN DO WE HEAR A MESSAGE ON HOW I LOVE YOUR LAW OF MOSES?

WE OFTEN HEAR BELIEVERS IN MESSIAH YESHUA SAY, OH, I CAN’T WAIT FOR MESSIAH’S RETURN.

WHEN MESSIAH RETURNS AND ESTABLISHES HIS KINGDOM ON EARTH IN ISRAEL FOR 1,000 YEARS, EVERYONE WILL BE SAYING TORAH’TEH’KHAH AH’HAHV’TEE, YOUR LAW DO I LOVE.

WHEN JAN AND I WERE IN ISRAEL, WE SAW A LARGE GROUP OF YOUNG MEN PARADING DOWN A STREET IN JERUSALEM PLAYING ON BONGOS, WAVING ISRAELI FLAGS AND SHOUTING TORAH TOV, TORAH TOV, THE LAW IS GOOD, THE LAW IS GOOD.

THAT IS THE PATH TO SALVATION WITH FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.  AND THAT IS THE GOSPEL OF MESSIAH YESHUA.  AND THAT SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN THE CHURCHES AND THE MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS, TORAH TOV, THE LAW IS GOOD.

PSALM 119.114  YOU ARE MY HIDING PLACE AND MY SHIELD.  I HOPE IN YOUR WORD.

SO MANY PEOPLE SING AND SAY, LORD, YOU ARE MY HIDING PLACE.  AND IF GOD IS THEIR HIDING PLACE, WHY WILL THOSE PEOPLE NOT DO THE VERY BASIC THING GOD ASKS OF THEM, OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE?

AND WHY WOULD THEY LISTEN TO A BIBLE TEACHER WHO TEACHES FALSE DOCTRINE THAT JESUS  ABOLISHED THE LAWS OF THE ONE WHOM THEY CALL THEIR HIDING PLACE THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES? 

AND WHY WOULD THEY LISTEN TO A FALSE DOCTRINE THAT JESUS SUPPLANTED THE WORD OF THE ONE THEY CALL THEIR HIDING PLACE THAT IS WRITTEN IN THE OLD TESTAMENT?

IS THAT LOVE AND RESPECT FOR GOD WHOM THEY CALL THEIR HIDING PLACE?  NO.

PSALM 119.115  DEPART FROM ME YOU EVIL DOERS FOR I WILL KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF MY GOD.

THAT IS A SAD COMMENTARY FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD WHICH ARE GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  THE WRITER CALLS THEM EVIL DOERS BECAUSE THEY REJECT GOD’S LAWS, TEACHINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

LET’S SPEND A MOMENT ON SOME OF THE MYSTERIES WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE SUCH AS THE MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, THE MYSTERY OF THE HIDDEN WISDOM OF GOD, THE MYSTERY OF MESSIAH, THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL, THE MYSTERY OF THE FAITH IN A PURE CONSCIENCE, THE MYSTERY OF GOD, AND THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY.

A MYSTERY IS ANYTHING THAT IS UNKNOWN.  YET THE MYSTERIES SPOKEN OF IN THE BIBLE ARE KNOWN AND SOLVED IN THE BIBLE THAT THE WORLD DOES NOT SEE NOR CAN THEY SEE BECAUSE GOD HAS HID IT FROM THEIR EYES.  AND THE MYSTERIES ARE SOLVED IN THE LAW OF MOSES, AND THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE, AND IN THE WORDS THAT MESSIAH YESHUA TEACHES. 

AND THIS IS WHAT SOLVES THE MYSTERY; OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES, AND HAVING FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.  THAT SOLVES THE MYSTERY, AND THAT IS THE GOSPEL FOR A GOOD LIFE ON EARTH AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

ISAIAH 6.8-10, MATTHEW 7.7-8, MATTHEW 13.10-11, MATTHEW 22.14, MYSTERY SOLVED LUKE 4.4, DEUTERONOMY 8.3 

THE MYSTERY IS THIS; OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING THE LAW OF MOSES THAT THE WORLD CANNOT SEE, HEAR, OR UNDERSTAND.  MATTHEW 7.21-23

PSALM 119.116-117  UPHOLD ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD THAT I MAY LIVE, AND LET ME NOT BE ASHAMED OF MY HOPE.

HOLD ME UP AND I SHALL BE SAFE, AND I WILL RESPECT YOUR STATUTES CONTINUALLY.

THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 HAS SOLVED THE MYSTERIES BY LIVING HIS OR HER LIFE ACCORDING TO THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE.  ASKING THE LORD TO SUPPORT HIM, AND HOLD HIM UP ACCORDING TO HIS WORD.  AND ASKING THE LORD TO HELP HIM NOT TO BE ASHAMED FOR HIS HOPE.  BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT SO MANY PEOPLE DISOBEY GOD AND DON’T EVEN KNOW IT, OR DON’T CARE, OR CAN’T SEE, HEAR, OR UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH WRITTEN IN THE LAW.  BUT THE WRITER WILL CONTINUE TO RESPECT AND HONOR THE STATUTES OF GOD, GOD’S LAWS, TEACHINGS, AND INSTRUCTIONS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND SO SHOULD WE.

PSALM 119.118-120  YOU HAVE TRODDEN DOWN ALL THEM THAT ERR FROM YOUR STATUTES, FOR THEIR DECEIT IS FALSEHOOD.

YOU PUT AWAY ALL THE WICKED OF THE EARTH LIKE DROSS.  THEREFORE I LOVE YOUR TESTIMONIES.

MY FLESH TREMBLES FOR FEAR OF YOU AND I AM AFRAID OF YOUR JUDGMENTS.

THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY IS SOLVED WHEN YOU KNOW THAT SIN IS BREAKING THE LAW OF MOSES, AND YOU BEGIN TO LIVE BY THE LAW OF MOSES.

AND YOU SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD HAVING ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN WHEN YOU LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE WITH FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT. 

AND YOU SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL, AND THE MYSTERY OF GOD AND MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS GOD ALMIGHTY WHEN YOU LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE AND HAVE FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.

THEN YOU REMAIN WRITTEN IN GOD’S BOOK OF LIFE, AND YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN. 

DANIEL 12.1-2, 1 JOHN 3.4

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

FOR EVER, O LORD, YOUR WORD IS SETTLED IN HEAVEN.

Shalom.

Our teaching this morning will continue from Psalm 119 Verses 89-104.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, FOR EVER, O LORD, YOUR WORD IS SETTLED IN HEAVEN.

And with that said, let’s read Psalm 119.89-104.

PSALM 119.84  FOR EVER, O LORD, YOUR WORD IS SETTLED IN HEAVEN.

Since The Bible reads, For ever O LORD, Your Word is settled in Heaven, why are we taught by so many Bible Teachers that The Law of Moses, which is The Word of GOD, is abolished, and The Old Testament, which has The Word of GOD Written in it, has been supplanted, or replaced by Jesus?

That is Fake News because no one can abolish The Words Spoken by GOD in The Law of Moses.

And no one can supplant or replace The Words Spoken by GOD in The Old Testament.

NO ONE CAN ABOLISH OR REPLACE ONE WORD SPOKEN BY GOD.

FOR THE PROPHET ISAIAH SAYS, THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL STAND FOREVER.  AND THE PROPHET MALACHI WRITES, I AM THE LORD, I DO NOT CHANGE.

BECAUSE EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD IS FOREVER AND IS SETTLED IN HEAVEN.

ISAIAH 40.8, MALACHI 3.6, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

ISAIAH 40.8  SO I LOOKED UP THE WORD STAND IN HEBREW AS IN, THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL STAND FOREVER.  AND STAND IN HEBREW IS KOOM,

THAT MEANS, THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL SUCCEED FOREVER, THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL BE A DECREE, OR LAW FOREVER, THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL ENDURE FOREVER, HELP FOREVER, PERFORM FOREVER, REMAIN FOREVER, AND THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL BE ESTABLISHED FOREVER, AND THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL STAND FOREVER.

SO WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED, OR THE OLD TESTAMENT IS SUPPLANTED, OR REPLACED BY JESUS?  THEY ARE TEACHINGS THAT MAKE NO SENSE.  IN FACT THESE TEACHINGS THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED, AND THE OLD TESTAMENT IS SUPPLANTED BY JESUS ARE ANTI GOD TEACHINGS.

THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 IS THANKFUL THAT THE WORD OF GOD IS FOREVER AND SETTLED IN HEAVEN AS CAN BE SEEN IN VERSE 90.

PSALM 119.90  YOUR FAITHFULNESS IS UNTO ALL GENERATIONS.  YOU HAVE ESTABLISHED THE EARTH, AND IT ABIDES, THAT IS, THE EARTH STANDS.

GOD’S FAITHFULNESS IS TRUTH.  AND WE CAN ALWAYS RELY ON HIS WORD THAT IS TRUTH FOR EVER, SETTLED IN HEAVEN.

AND GOD’S TRUTH IS TO ALL GENERATIONS, FOR ALL THE WORLD TO OBEY AND LIVE BY FOREVER.

SO HOW CAN ANYONE WHO TEACHES FROM THE BIBLE OF TRUTH TEACH THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED?  HOW CAN ANY ONE TEACH THAT THE OLD TESTAMENT HAS BEEN SUPPLANTED OR REPLACED BY JESUS?

THAT NONSENSE IS NOWHERE WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.  AND THE JESUS OF THE BIBLE IS GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER WHOSE WORD STANDS FOREVER AND CAN NEVER BE ABOLISHED. 

FOR EVER, O LORD, YOUR WORD IS SETTLED IN HEAVEN.

HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, JOHN 8.58, JOHN 12.44-45, JOHN 14.9

PSALM 119.91  THEY CONTINUE THIS DAY ACCORDING TO YOUR ORDINANCES FOR ALL ARE YOUR SERVANTS.

GOD’S ORDINANCES ARE HIS WORDS THAT ARE FOREVER SETTLED IN HEAVEN, AND THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH ARE ALSO HIS ORDINANCES.  ALL ARE HIS SERVANTS.

A GOOD EXPLANATION OF GOD’S WORDS BEING HIS SERVANTS THAT WILL ACCOMPLISH THAT WHICH GOD PLEASES IS WRITTEN IN ISAIAH 55.11, JOB 38.33

PSALM 119.92  UNLESS YOUR LAW HAD BEEN MY DELIGHT, I SHOULD THEN HAVE PERISHED IN MY AFFLICTION.

THE BIBLE TEACHES THROUGHOUT THAT GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS, HIS LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND ALL GOD’S BLESSINGS WILL COME UPON YOU AND OVERTAKE YOU IF YOU WILL OBEY HIS LAW OF MOSES.

BUT GOD WILL CURSE THOSE WHO WILL NOT OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS, HIS LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND THOSE CURSES, GOD SAYS, WILL COME UPON THE DISOBEDIENT AND OVERTAKE THEM.  IT IS WRITTEN IN DEUTERONOMY 28.

SO THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 WRITES, UNLESS YOUR TORAH, YOUR LAW OF MOSES HAD BEEN MY DELIGHT, I WOULD HAVE PERISHED IN MY AFFLICTION.

THE LAW IS THE WRITER’S DELIGHT.  AND BLESSINGS CAME UPON THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 AND OVERTOOK HER BECAUSE THE LAW WAS HER DELIGHT.

HOWEVER JUST BECAUSE ONE OBEYS TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, THAT DOES NOT ELIMINATE PROBLEMS FROM OUR LIFE.  BUT AS DAVID WRITES, MANY ARE THE AFFLICTIONS OF THE RIGHTEOUS, BUT THE LORD DELIVERS HIM OUT OF THEM ALL.  PSALM 34.19

THE RIGHTEOUS OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES AND EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.

OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE AND HAVING FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT RESULT IN ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.  AND THAT IS THE GOSPEL.

PSALM 119.93  I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR PRECEPTS, FOR WITH THEM YOU HAVE QUICKENED ME.

GOD’S PRECEPTS ARE HIS LAWS, TEACHINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

QUICKENED COMES FROM THE HEBREW KHY THAT MEANS LIFE AND TO LIVE.  AFTER SOME DIFFICULTY, GOD WILL RESTORE YOUR LIFE TO JOY AND PEACE, AND REVIVE YOU, AND YOU WILL BE WELL.  AND GOD WILL CAUSE YOU TO PROSPER AND FLOURISH BECAUSE YOU NEVER FORGET GOD’S PRECEPTS.  YOU NEVER FORGET GOD’S LAWS, TEACHINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

THE BASIC FUNDAMENTAL TEACHING OF THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS 2.16-17 TO THE BOOK OF REVELATION IS TO OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. 

IN THE DAYS OF THE TABERNACLE, AND THE FIRST AND SECOND TEMPLES, ATONEMENT FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS WHICH IS DISOBEYING THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD THAT INCLUDES HIS WORD WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES CAME FROM THE SHED BLOOD OF AN ANIMAL SACRIFICE, AND DOING GOD’S REQUIREMENT OF OBEDIENCE TO HIS LAW OF MOSES.  1 JOHN 3.4

WITHOUT A TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM, ATONEMENT COMES FROM FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA’S ATONING DEATH, AND SHED BLOOD, FOLLOWED BY GOD’S REQUIREMENT OF OBEDIENCE TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, INCLUDING THE LAW OF MOSES.

THAT IS THE PATH FOR A GOOD AND HEALTHY LIFE ON EARTH AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.  AND THAT IS THE GOSPEL, THE GOOD NEWS OF MESSIAH YESHUA.

ROMANS 2.13

PSALM 119.94  I AM YOURS, SAVE ME.  FOR I HAVE SOUGHT YOUR PRECEPTS.

SAVE ME, IN HEBREW IS HO’SHE’AY’NEE.  THAT’S WHAT THE JEWISH PEOPLE CRIED OUT TO YESHUA THEIR MESSIAH, HO’SHE’AY’NEE, OR AS MOST CHRISTIAN BIBLES WRITE, HOSANNA.  SAVE ME.  BLESSED IS THE KING OF ISRAEL WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.  JOHN 12.12-13

FAITH IN THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA FOR THE ATONEMENT OF ALL YOUR SINS, AND LIVING YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO GOD’S PRECEPTS, GOD’S LAWS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IS THE GOOD NEWS THAT RESULTS IN A GOOD, HEALTHY, AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE ON EARTH, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.

PSALM 119.95  THE WICKED HAVE WAITED FOR ME TO DESTROY ME, BUT I WILL CONSIDER YOUR TESTIMONIES.

THE WRITER WRITES ABOUT THE WICKED WHO WAIT TO DESTROY HIM.  BUT THE WRITER CONSIDERS, THAT IS THE WRITER THINKS CAREFULLY ABOUT GOD’S TESTIMONIES, THE WORDS THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.

AND THAT IS YOUR WISDOM, THINKING ON THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD.  LOOKING INTO THE BIBLE FOR GOD’S COUNSEL WHEN TROUBLE SEEMS NEAR.  FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.

PSALM 119.96  I HAVE SEEN AN END OF ALL PERFECTION, BUT YOUR COMMANDMENT IS EXCEEDING BROAD.

I THINK WHAT THE WRITER IS SAYING IS THIS.  I HAVE SEEN AN END OF EVERY PURPOSE, EVERY GOOD AND BAD INTENTION OF MAN, AND THEIR WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE.  BUT YOUR COMMANDMENT, O LORD, IS EXCEEDING BROAD.  THAT IS, GOD’S COMMANDMENT, HIS TORAH, HIS LAW OF MOSES IS FILLED WITH GOD’S WISDOM THAT IS INFINITE, BEYOND MEASURE.

AND GOD’S LAW OF MOSES IS GREAT, EXCEEDING GREAT, FILLED WITH THE WISDOM OF GOD.

SO PEOPLE HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS OR BAD INTENTIONS.  THEY HAVE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE.  BUT GOD’S TORAH, HIS LAW OF MOSES IS FILLED WITH GOD’S EXCEPTIONAL WISDOM.  AND GOD’S WISDOM IS EXCEEDING GREAT, BEYOND MEASURE, SETTLED AND ESTABLISHED IN HEAVEN FOREVER.

PSALM 119.97  O HOW I LOVE YOUR LAW.  IT IS MY MEDITATION ALL THE DAY.

IF THOSE BIBLE TEACHERS WHO TEACH FAKE NEWS THAT GOD’S LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED, AND THE MASSES WHO FOLLOW THOSE FALSE BIBLE TEACHERS CHANGED THEIR WAY OF LIFE TO THE TRUTH THAT THE WORD OF OUR GOD STANDS FOREVER, AND IS SETTLED IN HEAVEN, THIS WORLD WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN.  BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULD OBEY GOD.  THEY WOULD LOVE GOD’S WORD AND HIS LAW AND MEDITATE ON IT ALL THE DAY.  AND BE BLESSED WITH THE ETERNAL BLESSINGS OF GOD.

THAT’S WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE IN THE 1,000 YEAR MESSIANIC KINGDOM ON EARTH IN ISRAEL AND THROUGHOUT ETERNITY IN HEAVEN.  EVERYONE WILL LIVE BY TORAH, GOD’S LAW OF MOSES.  THOSE PEOPLE ARE WRITTEN IN GOD’S BOOK OF LIFE.

EXODUS 32.30-33, ROMANS 5.11, ISAIAH 51.3

PSALM 119.98-100  YOU THROUGH YOUR COMMANDMENTS HAVE MADE ME WISER THAN MY ENEMIES FOR THEY ARE EVER WITH ME.

I HAVE MORE UNDERSTANDING THAN ALL MY TEACHERS, FOR YOUR TESTIMONIES ARE MY MEDITATION.

I UNDERSTAND MORE THAN THE ANCIENTS, BECAUSE I KEEP YOUR PRECEPTS.

ACCORDING TO STRONGS CONCORDANCE, THE WORD GENTILE IN HEBREW IS GOY THAT MEANS A FOREIGN NATION, HEATHEN, NATIONS AND PEOPLE.

GENTILE IN GREEK IS ETHNOS THAT MEANS A RACE, A TRIBE, SPECIFICALLY A FOREIGN NON-JEWISH TRIBE, PAGAN, HEATHEN, NATION, PEOPLE.

IF GENTILES WOULD LIVE BY EVERY WORD THAT IS SPOKEN BY GOD IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES, AS JESUS SAID, MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD, THE WORDS HEATHEN AND PAGAN WOULD DISAPPEAR FROM THE DESCRIPTION OF THOSE GENTILES WHO OBEY GOD AND LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING THE LAW OF MOSES.

MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, DEUTERONOMY 8.3

PSALM 119.101-102  I HAVE REFRAINED MY FEET FROM EVERY EVIL WAY THAT I MIGHT KEEP YOUR WORD.

I HAVE NOT DEPARTED FROM YOUR JUDGMENTS, FOR YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME.

AVOIDING EVIL AND LIVING BY GOD’S JUDGMENTS, HIS DECISIONS, VERDICTS, AND PENALTIES FOR A CRIME THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT.

YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT BY RAISING YOUR HAND IN CHURCH AND SAY, I BELIEVE IN JESUS.  YOU RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT BY OBEYING GOD.  OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE INCLUDING THE LAW OF MOSES AND HAVING FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF ALL YOUR SINS.  THEN GOD WILL GIVE YOU HIS HOLY SPIRIT, AND THEN YOU WILL AVOID EVIL AND YOU WILL NOT DEPART FROM GOD’S JUDGMENTS.  ACTS 5.32

AS A POINT OF INFORMATION, THE WORD EVIL IN HEBREW, AS IN, I HAVE REFRAINED MY FEET FROM EVERY EVIL WAY, IS RA THAT MEANS WRONG.  WRONG FOR NOT OBEYING GOD.  BECAUSE EVIL COMES FROM NOT OBEYING GOD, NOT OBEYING GOD’S LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES, NOT OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND EVERYTHING BAD, EVIL, MISERY, AND WICKEDNESS ARE FROM NOT OBEYING GOD.

PSALM 119.103-104  HOW SWEET ARE YOUR WORDS TO MY TASTE.  YES, SWEETER THAN HONEY TO MY MOUTH.

THROUGH YOUR PRECEPTS I GET UNDERSTANDING.  THEREFORE I HATE EVERY FALSE WAY.

LISTEN, BECAUSE OF THE HATEFUL TEACHING AGAINST GOD THAT HIS LAW OF MOSES IS ABOLISHED, GOD’S LAW OF MOSES HAS A TERRIBLE REPUTATION IN THE CHURCH.

BUT THE WRITER OF PSALM 119 WRITES THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS SWEET TO HIS OR HER TASTE, SWEETER THAN HONEY TO HER MOUTH.

AND THROUGH GOD’S PRECEPTS, HIS LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES, YOU GET UNDERSTANDING.  THEREFORE THE WRITER SAYS, I HATE EVERY FALSE WAY.

THEREFORE UNTIL THE CHURCH AND CERTAIN MESSIANIC CONGREGATIONS START TO TEACH THE TRUTH THAT THE LAW OF MOSES IS FOREVER, SETTLED IN HEAVEN, THERE WILL BE NO UNDERSTANDING.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

LET, I PRAY THEE, YOUR MERCIFUL KINDNESS BE FOR MY COMFORT ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD UNTO YOUR SERVANT.

Shalom.

Our teaching this morning will continue from Psalm 119 verses 74-88.

AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, LET, I PRAY THEE, YOUR MERCIFUL KINDNESS BE FOR MY COMFORT ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD UNTO YOUR SERVANT.

And with that said, let’s read Psalm 119.74-88.

PSALM 119.74  THEY THAT FEAR YOU WILL BE GLAD WHEN THEY SEE ME BECAUSE I HAVE HOPED IN YOUR WORD.

FEAR GOD.  HOW MANY PEOPLE FEAR GOD?

The Hebrew Word for FEAR as in FEARING GOD is YAH’RAY that means AFRAID, FEARFUL, and REVERENT.

And when you FEAR GOD and you are AFRAID and FEARFUL OF GOD, AND REVERENT that is a good thing because you will do what GOD says to do that is Written in The Bible.

Because Fearing GOD and living by every Word that GOD Speaks in The Bible that includes obedience to Torah, The Law of Moses, and you have Faith in Messiah Yeshua for your Atonement results in Deliverance from sin and eternal death.  And you remain Written in GOD’S Book of Life for Eternal Life in Heaven.  DANIEL 12.1-2

So the writer of Psalm 119 writes in verse 74, They that Fear You, (THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY) will be glad when they see me because I have hoped in Your Word.

Those who Fear GOD and Hope in GOD’S Word find joy in being together with others who Fear GOD because it’s like being at a Festival of GOD with joy and happiness.

PSALM 119.75  I KNOW O LORD THAT YOUR JUDGMENTS ARE RIGHT, AND THAT YOU IN FAITHFULNESS HAVE AFFLICTED ME.

GOD’S Judgments are His Decisions and Verdicts that are according to The Law of Moses.  Therefore GOD’S Judgments are Right.

The Hebrew Word for FAITHFULNESS is EH’MU’NAH that means TRUTH.

Therefore in TRUTH according to Torah, The Law of Moses, GOD might Afflict us.  That is, GOD might Correct us with Punishment for whatever sin we have committed that violates any of GOD’S Laws Written in The Law of Moses.

For example, you might have eaten a ham and cheese sandwich that you know is wrong according to GOD’S Food Laws Written in The Law of Moses that says, Do not eat anything from a pig.  And GOD Corrects you with some sort of Punishment so that you will not eat a ham sandwich again or anything that GOD Says Do Not Do, or Do Not Eat.

DEUTERONOMY 14.3, 8

GOD LIVES BY TRUTH.  THE TRUTH IS THAT WHICH GOD HAD MOSES WRITE IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND THOSE WHO ARE GODLY LIVE BY THE TRUTH, FOR GOD SAYS, BE HOLY FOR I THE LORD YOUR GOD AM HOLY. 

THAT IS BEING HOLY, LIVING YOUR LIFE AS GOD ALMIGHTY LIVES HIS LIFE, BY EVERY WORD THAT GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND THAT INCLUDES EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE LAW OF MOSES.

LEVITICUS 19.1-2, ROMANS 6.22, EPHESIANS 5.25-27, 1 PETER 1.15-16, DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

AGAIN, BEING HOLY IS LIVING YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, AND THAT INCLUDES LIVING BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE. 

PSALM 119.76  LET, I PRAY THEE, YOUR MERCIFUL KINDNESS BE FOR MY COMFORT ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD TO YOUR SERVANT.

GOD SAYS, CALL UPON ME AND I WILL ANSWER YOU.  I WILL BE WITH YOU IN TROUBLE.  I WILL DELIVER YOU, AND HONOR YOU.  WITH LONG LIFE WILL I SATISFY YOU AND SHOW YOU MY SALVATION, MY YESHUA.  

PSALM 91.15-16

As Children of GOD living by His Written Word in The Bible, we should always ask GOD for His Merciful Kindness to Comfort us in times of trouble, and in times of sadness, and in times of sickness according to His Word Written in The Bible.  And Know and Believe that GOD will comfort you in those difficult times.

King David experienced troubles and sadness in his life just as we do.  And he always went to The LORD for Comfort.  And GOD always answered him, and comforted him.

LET’S READ PSALM 34.

PSALM 119.77 LET YOUR TENDER MERCIES COME UNTO ME THAT I MAY LIVE, FOR YOUR LAW IS MY DELIGHT.

GOD’S Mercies are His Compassion and Tender Love.

And we are privileged to call upon The LORD for His Tender Mercies, His Compassion, and His Tender Love because we delight in The LORD OUR GOD.  And you prove it by living your life according to GOD’S Torah, GOD’S Laws, Teachings, and Instructions that are Written in The Law of Moses.  And GOD will always answer you with His Love and His Tender Mercies.

LET’S READ PSALM 37.22-40.

PSALM 119.78  LET THE PROUD BE ASHAMED FOR THEY DEALT PERVERSELY WITH ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.  BUT I WILL MEDITATE ON YOUR PRECEPTS.

Better than fighting or arguing with someone, or worrying about a person who has wronged you without a cause, Meditate on GOD’S Precepts.  That is, Think Strong on GOD’S Word Written in The Law of Moses.

GOD told Joshua when he was ordained to lead The Children of Israel into the land of Canaan to defeat and conquer the Canaanites, a mighty people, to Meditate on Torah, The Book of The Law, day and night.  JOSHUA 1.1-11

As GOD Promised, The Children of Israel conquered Canaan from a River in Egypt to The Euphrates River that became The Land of Israel.  GENESIS 15.18-21

So the Writer of Psalm 119 writes that the proud who wronged me will be ashamed for his or her lies.  But I will meditate on Torah, The Written Word of GOD in The Law of Moses.  And that always brings comfort.

PSALM 119.79  LET THOSE WHO FEAR YOU TURN TO ME, AND THOSE THAT HAVE KNOWN YOUR TESTIMONIES.

The Word TURN in Hebrew, as in Those who fear You TURN to me, is SHOOV.  The Hebrew Word SHOOV often means to Repent and Return.  But here The Hebrew Word SHOOV means, to REFRESH.

So, for a person who Fears GOD and Obeys every Word GOD Speaks in The Bible, it is Refreshing when we are with others who also Fear GOD and Obey His Word.

Not only is the writer saying, Let those who Fear You Turn to me, but also Those who are Special who Acknowledge GOD and Know that GOD’S Testimonies, The Words that GOD speaks in The Bible are Truth.

Thus the writer says, Come and spend some time with me.  Because where People are who Fear GOD and Know that His Words are Truth, and they Live by GOD’S Testimonies, His Spoken Word, there The Holy Spirit is.  And great things happen when The Holy Spirit is among us.  ACTS 5.32

PSALM 119.80  LET MY HEART BE SOUND IN YOUR STATUTES THAT I AM NOT ASHAMED.

The Word SOUND comes from The Hebrew TAH’MEEM that means PERFECT, TRUTH, WITHOUT BLEMISH, and UPRIGHT.

SO THE WRITER IS SAYING, LET MY HEART BE PERFECT IN YOUR STATUTES THAT I AM NOT ASHAMED.

YOU CLAIM TO BE TAH’MEEM.  YOU CLAIM TO LIVE BY THE TRUTH OF GOD AND HIS UPRIGHTNESS.  YOU ARE A GODLY MAN OR WOMAN.  YOU FOLLOW MESSIAH YESHUA, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM.  AND YOU LIVE BY TORAH, GOD’S LAWS AND TEACHINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES IN THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.

THEREFORE BE PERFECT IN THE SIGHT OF GOD ALWAYS, WALKING IN HIS STATUTES AND KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS AND TEACHINGS SO THAT YOU WILL NEVER BE ASHAMED.

BEING PERFECT IN THE SIGHT OF GOD IS LIVING YOUR LIFE BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD THAT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.  AND THAT INCLUDES OBEDIENCE TO TORAH, GOD’S LAWS AND TEACHINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  AND HAVING FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT. 

THAT IS BEING PERFECT IN THE EYES OF GOD.

1 KINGS 8.61, MATTHEW 5.48

PSALM 119.81  MY SOUL FAINTS FOR YOUR SALVATION, BUT I HOPE IN YOUR WORD.

Let’s define a few words here.  The Hebrew for FAINTS, as in, my soul FAINTS for your Salvation is KAH’LAH, that means YEARN.  We YEARN for GOD’S Salvation.

SALVATION in Hebrew is T’SHU’AH that means, We YEARN TO BE RESCUED, TO BE DELIVERED, TO BE HELPED, TO BE SAFE.  WE YEARN FOR YOUR SALVATION, and WE YEARN FOR VICTORY.

BUT I HOPE IN YOUR WORD.

And we Yearn for Messiah’s soon Return to be with Him in The 1,000 Year Messianic Kingdom on earth in Israel, and throughout Eternity in Heaven, without problems, without pain, without sorrow, and tears, and without sickness or death.  For in The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY is Everlasting Joy.

ISAIAH 35.10, ISAIAH 65.17-19, REVELATION 21.16-27

And we have our Hope in GOD’S Word that what we Hope for will be given to us.

Thus the Writer writes, My soul faints for Your Salvation, but I hope in Your Word.  I know that everything You Say will come to pass.

PSALM 119.82-87  MY EYES FAIL FOR YOUR WORD, SAYING, WHEN WILL YOU COMFORT ME?  FOR I HAVE BECOME LIKE A BOTTLE IN THE SMOKE.  YET DO I NOT FORGET YOUR STATUTES.

HOW MANY ARE THE DAYS OF YOUR SERVANT?  WHEN WILL YOU EXECUTE JUDGMENT ON THEM THAT PERSECUTE ME?  THE PROUD HAVE DUG PITS FOR ME WHICH ARE NOT AFTER YOUR LAW.

ALL YOUR COMMANDMENTS ARE FAITHFUL.  THEY PERSECUTE ME WRONGFULLY.  HELP ME.  THEY HAD ALMOST CONSUMED ME UPON EARTH, BUT I DID NOT FORSAKE YOUR PRECEPTS.

In verse 83, the writer writes about becoming like a bottle in the smoke.

I understand that in the past, bottles in Israel and throughout the Middle East were made of animal skins.  And if one of those bottles made of animal skins was hung up in the smoke, it became parched and shriveled up, and loses all its strength.  And became unpleasant and unattractive, and useless.

Thus the writer of This Psalm at the time might have felt useless, unattractive and unpleasant from long bodily afflictions and mental distress.

Perhaps some of you can relate.

THE WRITER ALSO WRITES, LORD, WHEN WILL YOU COMFORT ME?  YET I DO NOT FORGET YOUR STATUTES.  I DO NOT FORGET YOUR WORD, YOUR COMMANDMENTS, AND YOUR APPOINTED TIMES.  BECAUSE ALL YOUR COMMANDMENTS ARE FAITHFUL AND TRUE.  HELP ME LORD, FOR I HAVE NOT FORSAKEN YOUR PRECEPTS.

LET’S READ PSALM 91

PSALM 119.88  QUICKEN ME AFTER YOUR LOVING KINDNESS.  SO SHALL I KEEP THE TESTIMONY OF YOUR MOUTH.

GOD ALWAYS REVIVES US.  THAT IS TO SAY, GOD ALWAYS RESTORES OUR LIFE TO US AFTER TROUBLES AND SADNESS, AND AT TIMES ELEVATES US TO A HIGHER PLATEAU.  BECAUSE WE KEEP THE TESTIMONY OF HIS MOUTH.  WE TRUST THE LORD OUR GOD, AND CONTINUE DOING WHAT THE LORD OUR GOD TELLS US TO DO IN THE BIBLE.  AND THAT IS THE FAITH THAT LEADS TO VICTORY IN THIS LIFE AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN WITH THE MIGHTY GOD OF LOVE AND MERCIES, AND COMFORT.  BECAUSE THE LORD YOUR GOD LOVES YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE, AND HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com