LET’S DO A TEACHING ON GALATIANS.

Shalom,

THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, LET’S DO A TEAHING ON GALATIANS.

And our opening verses are Galatians 3.1-2.

So let’s begin by reading Paul’s teachings to the Galatians 3.1-2.

GALATIANS 3.1  O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth whom before your eyes it is written that Yeshua The  Messiah, Jesus Christ, was before ordained to be crucified.

BEWITCHED means to be affected by witchcraft, or magic, or someone casting a spell over you. 

Who messed you up, Paul writes, to not obey The Truth?

Galatia, where The Galatians lived, was in modern day Ankara, Turkey.

KEY TO PAUL’S TEACHING TO THE GALATIANS, AND THE ENTIRE WORLD IS, O FOOLISH GALATIANS, WHO HAS BEWITCHED YOU THAT YOU SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH?

THE TRUTH IS GOD.

EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION IS THE TRUTH OF GOD THAT MUST BE OBEYED.  AND THAT TRUTH INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.

THE GALATIANS WERE BEING TAUGHT NOT TO OBEY THE TRUTH. THEY WERE BEING TAUGHT NOT TO OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES.  THE SAME LIE THAT IS TAUGHT BY SO MANY TODAY, DON’T OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES BECAUSE  JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW.  THAT IS A FLAT OUT LIE.  JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES

THE TRUTH IS GOD.  EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.  THAT IS THE TRUTH.

IN ESSENCE, PAUL WRITES, O FOOLISH GALATIANS, WHO HAS TAUGHT YOU NOT TO OBEY GOD?

DEUTERONOMY 32.1-4  ARE WORDS SPOKEN BY GOD THROUGH HIS PROPHET MOSES.

1/  GIVE EAR O YOU HEAVENS, (the angels) AND I WILL SPEAK.  AND HEAR O EARTH (all humanity, all the earth) THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH.

2/  MY DOCTRINE SHALL DROP AS THE RAIN, MY SPEECH SHALL DISTILL AS THE DEW, AS THE SMALL RAIN UPON THE TENDER HERB, AND AS THE SHOWERS UPON THE GRASS.

3/  BECAUSE I WILL PUBLISH THE NAME OF THE LORD.  ASCRIBE GREATNESS TO OUR GOD.

4/  HE IS THE ROCK, HIS WORK IS PERFECT.  FOR ALL HIS WAYS ARE JUDGMENT.  A GOD OF TRUTH, AND WITHOUT INIQUITY.  JUST AND RIGHT IS HE.

THE TRUTH IS GOD.  EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IS THE TRUTH THAT MUST BE OBEYED.  FOR GOD IS THE GOD OF ALL THE EARTH.

AND ALL HIS WAYS ARE JUDGMENT, MEANING, ALL GOD’S WAYS ARE ACCORDING TO TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, THAT IS THE LAW OF GOD.

EXODUS 13.9, EXODUS 16.4, JOSHUA 8.31, NEHEMIAH 8.8

IN ONE OF MY KING JAMES BIBLES, A COMMENTATOR DESCRIBES THE BOOK OF GALATIANS THAT PAUL WROTE TO THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN GALATIA.

FIRSTLY THERE WERE NO CHRISTIANS IN PAUL’S DAY.  THEY WERE BELIEVERS IN THE MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS THE MESSIAH.  SECONDLY, THERE WERE NO CHURCHES IN PAUL’S DAY, THEY WERE CONGREGATIONS THAT BELIEVED IN THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS.

THEN THE WRITER GOES ON TO SAY, THERE WAS A PROBLEM IN THESE CHURCHES (CONGREGATIONS) BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WERE BEING CONFUSED BY FALSE TEACHERS CALLED JUDAIZERS.  JUDAIZERS ARE DESCRIBED AS PEOPLE WHO TEACH GENTILES TO CONFORM TO THE SPIRIT, CHARACTER, PRINCIPLES, OR PRACTICE OF JUDAISM, TO BRING THEM INTO CONFORMITY WITH JUDAISM.

THAT IS JUST NOT TRUE.  PAUL WAS TEACHING THE GALATIAN BELIEVERS IN MESSIAH TO LIVE THEIR LIVES FOR GOD ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES THAT IS GOD’S LAW.

LOOK, WHEN SOMEONE SAYS OR WRITES SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT AGREE WITH WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE, THAT TEACHING IS WRONG.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED GOD’S LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  MAN TRIES TO ABOLISH GOD’S LAWS, BUT LET ME TELL YOU, THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE, FOR THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL STAND FOREVER. 

ISAIAH 40.8, LUKE 8.21, REVELATION 1, 2, 9

GALATIANS 3.2  PAUL WRITES TO THE GALATIANS AND THE WORLD, THIS ONLY WOULD I UNDERSTAND FROM YOU, DID YOU RECEIVE THE SPIRIT BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, OR BY THE HEARING OF FAITH?

MY ANSWER IS BOTH.  IT IS WRITTEN THAT YOU RECEIVE THE SPIRIT, THAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT, BY OBEYING THE LAW, AND HAVING FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR ATONEMENT, WHO ALSO LEFT US AN EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW HIS STEPS WHO DID NO SIN, BY OBEYING TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.

AND THE NEW TESTAMENT BEARS ME OUT.

1/  JESUS IS GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER, THE MESSIAH, THE SPIRIT, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. 

JOHN 12.44-45, ISAIAH 48.16-17, JOHN 14.9, 21-24

JOHN 14.23  JESUS SAID, WE WILL COME UNTO HIM, AND MAKE OUR HOME WITH HIM. 

“WE “ARE THE ONE GOD, THE FATHER, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, AND THE SPIRIT, WHO ARE THE HOLY SPIRIT.

ALSO HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, ACTS 5.32, 1 PETER 2.21-22, MATTHEW 26.26-28

PAUL ALSO WRITES IN GALATIANS 3.2, DID YOU RECEIVE THE SPIRIT BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, OR BY THE HEARING OF FAITH? 

THE SPIRIT PAUL IS SPEAKING OF IS THE HOLY SPIRIT.  THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD ALMIGHTY WHO IS MESSIAH YESHUA, THE FATHER, THE SON, THE SPIRIT, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

DID YOU RECEIVE THE SPIRIT BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, OR BY THE HEARING OF FAITH?  I SAY BOTH.  BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, AND THE HEARING OF FAITH. 

SEE MATTHEW 4.4, ROMANS 5.11

LISTEN TO THIS.  FAITH IS THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD, AND FIRMNESS IN GOD.

LIVING YOUR LIFE BY THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD IS OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.  FIRMNESS IS BEING FAITHFUL TO THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD BY OBEYING GOD’S SPOKEN WORD.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, DEUTERONOMY 32.1-4, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, ROMANS 2.13

PAUL IS TEACHING THE GALATIANS AND THE WORLD TO LIVE BY FAITH.  TO LIVE BY THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD, LIVING BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  THAT IS FAITH, AND THAT IS ALSO HOLINESS.

LET’S LOOK AT A FEW SCRIPTURES IN GALATIANS.

GALATIANS 3.8-9  ABRAHAM LIVED BY FAITH IN GOD.  HE OBEYED GOD.  HE KEPT GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, HIS STATUTES, AND HIS LAWS.  GENESIS 26.4-5

THEREFORE THE GENTILES, AND JEWISH PEOPLE, ARE JUSTIFIED, OR MADE RIGHTEOUS BY OBEYING GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, HIS STATUTES, AND HIS LAWS WRITTEN IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.

GALATIANS 3.10-11  THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.

AGAIN, FAITH IS THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD, AND YOUR FIRMNESS BY LIVING ACCCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, AND HAVING MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT, WHO LEAVES US AN EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW HIS STEPS, WHO DID NO SIN BY OBEYING THE LAW.  THAT IS FAITH. 

HABAKKUK 2.4, 1 PETER 2.21-22, ROMANS 3.31

BELIEVING MAN’S TEACHING THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO OBEY GOD’S LAW IS A LIE STARTED BY SATAN IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. 

GENESIS 2.16-17, GENESIS 3.4

GALATIANS 3.13  CHRIST HAS REDEEMED, OR RESCUED US FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW.  THE CURSE OF THE LAW IS FOR NOT OBEYING ALL THE WORDS OF THE LAW TO DO THEM AS WRITTEN IN DEUTERONOMY 27.26.

READ DEUTERONOMY 28

BELIEVING IN JESUS DOES NOT EXCUSE YOU FROM OBEYING THE LAW.  BUT RATHER JESUS LEADS YOU TO THE LAW TO OBEY IT FOR YOUR GOOD SO THAT YOU WILL NOT SIN AGAINST GOD.

TORAH THE LAW OF MOSES IS GOOD.

WHEN YOU LIVE BY FAITH, BELIEVING IN MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS THE ALMIGHTY GOD, THE FATHER, YOU OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW.  AND YOU HAVE MESSIAH FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.  YOU ARE THEN RESCUED FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW BECAUSE YOU NOW OBEY THE LAW OF GOD. 

ACTS 24.14

GALATIANS 3.17  IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ABOLISH THE LAW.  IT IS ALSO IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE THE LAW OF NO EFFECT, PAUL WRITES.

GALATIANS 3.22  LET’S TALK ABOUT THE WORD BELIEVE.  THE MEANING OF BELIEVE AND FAITH ARE ALMOST IDENTICAL.  BELIEVING IN GOD, AND BELIEVING IN MESSIAH YESHUA, MEAN, YOU HAVE FAITH BY BELIEVING THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD, AND LIVING YOUR LIFE BY THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD, AND TRUSTING YOUR WELL BEING TO GOD THE MESSIAH.

BUT GOD MAKES THE CHOICE OF WHO BELIEVES CORRECTLY, OR NOT.  THOSE WHO BELIEVE CORRECTLY IN MESSIAH AS THE BIBLE TEACHES, THAT MESSIAH IS GOD ALMIGHTY, THE FATHER, AND ALL THAT GOD IS, AND YOU LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, YOU ARE CHOSEN BY GOD TO BELIEVE, AND HAVE FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA.  JOHN 15.16

GALATIANS 3.24-25  THE LAW WAS OUR SCHOOLMASTER, GIVEN TO US BY GOD WHO IS OUR SCHOOLMASTER, WHO IS THE FATHER, MESSIAH YESHUA.  IT IS GOD OUR SCHOOLMASTER WHO BRINGS US TO MESSIAH YESHUA TO BE JUSTIFIED.  THAT IS TO BE RIGHTEOUS BY FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA. 

OUR SCHOOLMASTER, GOD ALMIGHTY, TEACHES US TO BELIEVE AND UNDERSTAND THAT MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER, AND TO OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS, AS THE LORD YOUR GOD REQUIRES OF YOU.

VERSE 25 READS IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE, BUT AFTER THAT FAITH IS COME, WE ARE NO LONGER UNDER A SCHOOLMASTER.

HERE THE SCHOOLMASTER IS CERTAINLY  NOT GOD BECAUSE WE ARE UNDER GOD FOREVER.

BUT THE SCHOOLMASTER WE ARE NO LONGER UNDER IS A MAN OR A WOMAN WHO TEACHES YOU.  BECAUSE THE ANOINTING WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT WHOM YOU HAVE RECEIVED OF GOD, LIVES IN YOU, AND TEACHES YOU.  AND YOU DO NOT NEED ANYONE TO TEACH YOU.  AND AS GOD HAS TAUGHT YOU, YOU SHOULD LIVE IN GOD. 1 JOHN 2.27

IN SUMMARY.  GALATIANS 3.26  FOR YOU ARE ALL THE CHILDREN OF GOD BY FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA.  BECAUSE YOU OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.  YOU ARE FIRM IN THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD.  YOU HAVE MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.  AND MESSIAH IS YOUR EXAMPLE, TO FOLLOW HIS STEPS WHO DID NO SIN BECAUSE HE OBEYED THE LAW.  THAT IS FAITH THAT MAKES YOU A CHILD OF GOD.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

bethelohenu@gmail.com

 

The countless Benefits of Internet dating Apps

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PURIM, THE THREAT OF DEATH THAT TURNED TO JOY

Shalom,

Today’s message is about Purim.  The Hebrew word Purim means Lots, for The Feast of Lots.  And Purim is a great Jewish Holiday that falls on Monday at sundown, March 9th to Tuesday at sundown March 10th.

Purim is not a Commanded Holiday of GOD, but a great time in Judaism.

Purim happened some 2,452 years ago during the days of The Great Persian Empire.  Persia is Iran.

The story of Purim is written in The Book of Esther.

And the Title of our message is, Purim, The Threat Of Death That Turned To Joy.

The Persian Empire was massive.  It stretched from India to Ethiopia and had perhaps the world’s Jewish population living throughout the Empire.  Israel was also part of The Persian Empire.

Ahasuerus was The King of Persia.  And he was a weak King who did not understand the cultural differences of his Empire.

Ahasuerus is better know as King Xerxes whose reign was from 486-465 BCE/BC.  And he helped create Purim.

The Persian Empire controlled 44% of the world’s population.  I always think of what The Bible says.  The Most High Rules over the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever He will, and sets up over it the lowest of men.

Hebrew Bible Daniel 4.14, Christian Bible Daniel 4.17

So in the third year of the king’s reign, he made a great feast for all his princes, and servants, and nobles, and all the powers of Persia and Media.  They were all there before the king at his feast.  Persia and Media are current day Iran.

And the king gloried in the riches of his glorious kingdom.  And his feast went on for six months.

And the king followed that feast with a feast for all the people who were present in the Shushan Palace for the small and the great for seven days in the court of the garden in the king’s palace with all the king’s luxurious and garish furnishings.  And the drinking continued.

Shushan was the name for both the Palace and the large city where the Palace was located.

And Vashti, the queen also made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to the king Ahasuerus.

Now on the seventh day of one of those feasts when the king was drunk and happy with wine, he commanded his servants to bring his queen Vashti before him with her royal crown to show off her beauty to the people, and the princes, for she was beautiful to look at.

But the queen refused.  And the king was beside himself with anger.

So the king called his experts, and his wise men, and those who knew Persian law and judgment, and those who saw the king’s face every day, and those who sat first in the kingdom.  And the king asked these people, What shall we do to queen Vashti according to law because she has not performed the commandment of the king?

And one of the king’s wise men answered, and said, Before the king and the princes, the queen Vashti has not done wrong to the king only, but also to all the princes, and all the people who are in all the provinces of the great empire of the king Ahasuerus.  For this deed of the queen will be told to all the women in the empire, and they will despise their husbands when they hear that queen Vashti refused to appear before her husband the king.  And there will be contempt and wrath throughout the kingdom.

The Bible says, Whatsoever The LORD pleases, that is what The LORD does.  Therefore Queen Vashti’s refusal to appear before the king is of The LORD our GOD to bring a Jewish girl Esther to be Queen in The Great Persian Empire because of the hatred, and sorrow that was to come.  But that sorrow in The Jewish community will turn to joy.

Isaiah 46.9-11, Hebrews 4.3

So the wise man continued speaking.  If it please the king, do not let queen Vashti come before the king Ahasuerus.  But let the king give Vashti’s estate to another who is better than she.  And when the king’s decree is published throughout the empire, for it is great, all the wives will give honor to their husbands, both to the great and to the small.

And the saying pleased the king and the princes, and the king did exactly as his wise man said.

So the king had letters sent to all the king’s provinces that every man should bear rule in his own house.  And the letters were published according to the many languages of the peoples.

And in time when the king was calm, he remembered Vashti and what she had done, and what was decreed against her.  But the king did not change his mind.  It was said, and it is written.

And yet another proposal was set before the king.  Hold a beauty contest.  Let the most beautiful virgins in the kingdom gather at the Shushan Palace to the house of the women, and to the custody of the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women.  And let their things for purification be given to them.  And let the lady who pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti.  And that pleased the king.

Now in Shushan the Palace, there was a certain Jewish man whose name was Mordecai, a Benjamite who had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captivity whom Nebuchadnessar the king of Babylon had carried away.  And Mordecai brought up Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle’s daughter.  For Esther had neither father or mother.  And Esther was Jewish, and she grew into a beautiful woman whom Mordecai, when Esther’s father and mother died, took for his own daughter.

So after reading the king’s announcement about the beauty contest with the winner becoming Queen of Persia, Mordecai brought Esther to the king’s house to the custody of the keeper of the women.  And immediately Esther found favor with the keeper of the women, and he preferred her above all the other ladies.

The secret things belong to The LORD Our GOD, but those things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever that we are to do all The Words of this Law, The Torah, GOD’S Law of Moses.

Hebrew Bible Deuteronomy 29.28, Christian Bible Deuteronomy 29.29

The Jewish girl Esther was soon to become Queen of Persia.

Esther told no one that she was Jewish because that is what Mordecai told her to do.  Don’t tell any one you are Jewish.

And the king loved Esther more than any other woman, and he placed the Royal Crown on Esther’s head, and made her Queen instead of Vashti.  And the king made a feast, and another feast called, Esther’s feast.  And the king made a release of something in the provinces, and he gave gifts according to the estate of the king.

GOD is not mentioned in this story of Purim, but The HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, BLESSED BE HE is very much involved, FOR THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL WILL NEVER FORSAKE HIS PEOPLE.

And Mordecai, Esther’s uncle, overheard a plot to kill the king Ahasuerus.  And he told it to Esther the Queen, and Esther reported it to the king, and that the information was made known by Mordecai.  And after a thorough investigation, those who planned the king’s death were both hung on a tree.  And it was written in the Book of the Chronicles before the king.

Now comes the rise of the arch enemy of The Jews, Haman the Agagite, the anti Semite Jew hater.  Haman was a descendant of Agag the Amalakite king.

So after all these things, king Ahasuerus promoted the anti Semite Haman the Agagite above all the king’s princes.  And every one bowed to this Haman, but Mordecai.  And it was told to Haman that Mordecai was a Jew.

And when Mordecai continued not to bow down to Haman, Haman the anti Semite became furious and hated Mordecai.

So Haman set out to kill Mordecai and all the Jews in the kingdom.

This was 2,500 years ago.  So you can see that anti-Semitism is not a new thing but an old cancer.

Haman’s ancestors were Amalakites.  And the Amalakites descend from Esau, Jacob’s twin brother.  And you well know that Jacob was a great man of GOD.  And GOD named Jacob Israel.  Esau and Jacob are the sons of Isaac, and the grandsons of Abraham.

Genesis 36.9-12, Exodus 17.8-16, Deuteronomy 25.17-19, 1 Samuel 15.1-35

So back to Haman the anti-Semite.  Haman’s people began to toss Pur, that is, they tossed Lots before Haman to determine the best time for Haman and his gang to kill the Jews.

And here’s an anti-Semitic lie.  Haman said to king Ahasherus, There is a certain people scattered throughout and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of your kingdom.  And their laws are different from all people.  And they do not keep the king’s law.  Therefore it is not the king’s profit to let them live.

If it please the king, Haman said, let it be written that The Jews be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the king’s treasury to get the job done.

And here’s the failure of king Ahasherus.  The king took his ring from off his finger and gave it to Haman the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews, and said to Haman, Do with them as it seems good to you.  Esther 3.1, 8-11

Anti Semites are stupid.  They are jealous of The Jewish People because GOD loves The Jewish People, and has Chosen The Jewish People to be a Holy People to The LORD Their GOD, to be a Special People to Himself above all people that are upon the face of the earth.  And because The LORD loves The Jewish People.

And GOD Has Chosen The Jewish People to be His Servants and His Witnesses.  And anti Semitic jealousy grows into anti Semitic hatred of Jewish People for no cause.  And anti Semites have an evil spirit of hate toward The Jewish People.

But it is The Jewish People who brought The Bible to the world from Genesis through Revelation for all humanity to know, believe, and understand GOD.  That GOD requires obedience to His every Word Written in The Bible for every one to have a good, healthy, and peaceful life on earth and eternal life in Heaven.

And it is The Jewish People who gave The Jewish Messiah Yeshua to the world, Who is GOD Almighty, Who gave His Life as a human being so that the world might have Salvation, the forgiveness of their sins, and Eternal Life in Heaven.  But anti Semites are too stupid to see that.

Deuteronomy 7.6-8, Isaiah 43.10

Not only are anti Semites dumb, but king Ahasherus fell into that category of dumb.  The king’s wife, Queen Esther is Jewish, but the king, remarkably, doesn’t know that.  And that spells death to Haman because GOD curses those who curse The Jewish People.  But GOD forgave the king for helping The Jewish People.

Genesis 12.3, Matthew 25.31-46

So the king said to Haman, The silver is given to you.  Do with the Jews as it seems good to you.

So the king had his scribes write all that Haman the anti Semite said, and sent it to the king’s lieutenants, and to the governors that were over every province, and the rulers of the people of every province after their own language in the name of king Ahasuerus.  And the writings were sealed with the king’s ring.

And the letters were sent by horseback into all the king’s provinces to destroy, kill, and cause to perish all Jews both young and old, little children and women, in one day on the thirteenth day of the twelfth Hebrew Month Adar.  That anniversary is Tuesday.  And to plunder and rob The Jews for a prey.  A decree if accomplished would have wiped The Jews off the earth.  That will never happen because GOD is GOD, and GOD is Jewish, and GOD loves The Jewish People.  He will never leave them nor forsake them.

Esther 3.13-15, Exodus 4.22, Matthew 1.1-2 ff

And the king’s decree of death was given in the Shushan Palace.  And the king and Haman sat down to drink.  But the people in the city of Shushan were worried and confused.

And when Mordecai read what was to be done to his People, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out through the city crying with a loud bitter cry.  And he came to the front of the Palace gate, but no one was allowed to enter the king’s gate clothed in sackcloth.

And in all the provinces there was a great mourning among The Jewish People, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing, and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.

And Esther’s maids told her about Mordecai, and she was grieved and sent him clothing, and told Mordecai to take off the sackcloth.  But he refused and would not receive her gift.

And Esther sent one of the king’s chamberlains to find out what was wrong.  And when he came to Mordecai, Mordecai told him of Haman’s payment to the king’s treasuries to kill and destroy all the Jewish People.  And he gave him a copy of the writing of the decree to kill all the Jews.  And show it to Esther, Mordecai said, and tell her to go to the king and plead with him for her People.

And when the chamberlain told Esther the words of Mordecai, and the decree to kill all The Jews, she sent the chamberlain back to Mordecai to tell him that whoever comes to the king and is not called, there is but one law, to put that person to death.  Because the king must hold out his scepter that the person may live.  And I have not been called to come to the king these past thirty days.

So Mordecai sent word back to Queen Esther, Do not think within yourself that you will escape in the king’s house more than all the Jews.  For if you altogether hold your peace at this time, then shall relief and deliverance arise to The Jews from another place.  But you and your father’s house will be destroyed.  And who knows whether you are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Then Esther returned her answer to Mordecai.  Go and gather all the Jewish People together that are present in Shushan, and fast for me.  Neither eat or drink for three days, night and day.  I and also my maidens will fast likewise.  And then I will go to the king which is not according to law.  And if I perish, I perish.

So Mordecai went his way and did according to all that Esther told him.

So on the third day, Esther put on her royal clothing and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, and the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house.

And when the king saw Esther the Queen standing in the court, she received favor in his sight.  And the king held out the golden scepter to Queen Esther, and Esther touched the top of the scepter.

And the king said to Queen Esther, What troubles you Queen Esther?  What is your request?  Even to half the kingdom shall be granted to you.

And Esther said, If it seems good to the king, let the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him.

And the king commanded, Cause Haman to make haste to do as Queen Esther has said.  So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared.

And the king said to Queen Esther at the banquet of wine, What is your petition, and it shall be granted to you, and what is your request?  Even to half the kingdom shall it be performed.

And Esther said, My petition and my request is, if I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I will prepare, and I will do tomorrow as the king has said.

So Haman left and he was as happy as a little kid with his first candy bar.  But when Haman saw Mordecai at the king’s gate, and Mordecai would not stand for him, or even acknowledge him, Haman hated Mordecai even more.

And Haman arrived home and called all his friends, and his wife Zeresh and told them how wonderful he is, and boasted of his great wealth, and the large number of children he has, and the promotion he received from the king, and how he was above all the princes and servants of the king.  And Esther the Queen did not allow anyone else at her banquet that she prepared for myself and the king.  And tomorrow I am invited by her along with the king.

Poor jerk Haman doesn’t know that Queen Esther is Jewish.

And Haman said, All this avails nothing to me as long as I see Mordecai The Jew sitting in the king’s gate.

Then Zeresh his wife, and all his friends said to him, Let gallows be made of eighty feet high, and tomorrow speak to the king that Mordecai be hanged on it.  Then go happily with the king to the banquet.

That night however, the king couldn’t sleep.  Again The LORD was at work.  And the king commanded that The Book of Records of The Chronicles be brought to him.  And they were read before the king.

And it was found written that Mordecai had told of the two who sought to kill Ahasuerus.  And the king said, What honor and dignity have been done to Mordecai for this?  And they said, Nothing has been done for him.

And the king said, who is in the court?  Now Haman had come to the court to speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on gallows eighty feet high that Haman had prepared.

Haman stands in the court, the king’s servants said.  Let him come in, the king said.  And here comes Haman, happy as can be.  And the king said to Haman, What shall be done to the man whom the king delights to honor?  Now Haman is thinking, Who but me is the man the king delights to honor.

And Haman happily said, For the man whom the king delights to honor, let the royal apparel be brought that the king wears, and the horse that the king rides on, and the royal crown that is set on the king’s head, and let the royal apparel and the horse be delivered by the hand of one of the king’s most noble princes that they may clothe the man whom the king delights to honor.

And bring him on horseback through the street of the city and proclaim before him, Thus shall be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.

Good, the king said.  Hurry, and take the apparel and the horse just as you have said and so do to Mordecai The Jew who sits at the king’s gate.  And do not omit a single detail of all you have suggested.

Oy vay, Haman must have thought.  Oy gehvalt, I’m a dead man.  Perhaps not in Yiddish.

So Haman took the king’s apparel and his horse and arrayed Mordecai in the king’s clothing, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and cried before him, probably not so loud, Thus shall be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.

And Mordecai came to the king’s gate, but Haman ran home, his head covered in mourning.  And Haman told his wife Zeresh, and all his friends everything that had befallen him.  And the wise men and Zeresh his wife said to him, If Mordecai is a descendant of The Jews, before whom you have begun to fall, you shall not prevail against him, but you will surely fall before him.

And while they were yet talking, the king’s men came and rushed Haman off to the banquet that Esther the Queen had prepared.  So the king and Haman came to the banquet with Queen Esther.  And the king said to Esther, What is your petition Queen Esther?  and it shall be granted to you.  And what is your request?  And it shall be performed even to half the kingdom.

Then Queen Esther answered, and said, If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be granted me as my wish, and my people as my request.  For we have been sold, my People and I to be destroyed, massacred, and slaughtered.  Had we only been sold as bondmen and bondwomen I would have kept silent, for the enemy is not worthy of the king’s trouble.

And the king asked Esther, Who is he?  And where is he that presumes in his heart to do such a thing?  And Esther said, The enemy and the adversary is this wicked Haman.  And Haman became terrified before the king and his Queen.

And the king rose up from the banquet of wine in wrath and went into the palace garden.  And Haman the creep, stood up and begged Queen Esther for his life.  For he saw that the king had determined evil against him.

And the king returned only to see the creep Haman fallen on the sofa where Esther was sitting.  And the king said, Will he force himself on The Queen also before me in my house?  And as the word went out of the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face, and hung him on the gallows that Haman prepared for Mordecai.  And the king’s wrath was pacified.

So on that day, the king Ahasuerus gave the house of Haman, the enemy of The Jews, to Esther the Queen.  And Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told the king that Mordecai was her uncle.  And the king took off his ring that he had given to Haman and gave it to Mordecai.  And Esther placed Mordecai over the house of Haman.

And Esther fell on her knees in tears before the king and begged him to prevent the slaughter of her Jewish People.  And the king said to Queen Esther and Mordecai, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and they have hanged him on the gallows because he sought to kill the Jews.  But the writing that has been sealed by the king can not be reversed.

But let it be written to The Jews that the king has granted The Jews in every city to gather themselves together, and stand and fight for their lives.  To destroy and kill and cause to perish all who assault The Jews on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month which is the Hebrew month Adar.  And let The Jews plunder their enemies.

And a copy of the writing of the king’s commandment was sent to every province and was published to all people that The Jews should stand and fight for their lives on that day, and retaliate against their enemies.  And on the thirteenth day of the Hebrew Month Adar, The Jews killed all who set out to kill them.  And no one could withstand them for the fear of The Jews fell upon all peoples.

And many of the people in the Empire became Jewish.

And the rulers of the provinces, and the lieutenants, and the deputies, and officers of the king helped The Jews because the fear of Mordecai fell upon them.  For Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and his fame went throughout the kingdom.

So The Jews killed all their enemies with the sword, and killed those who hated them.  And in Shushan, The Jews killed five hundred men.  And they killed Haman’s ten sons.  But they took none of their goods.  And on the fourteenth day of the Hebrew Month Adar, The Jews killed another three hundred in Shushan who set out to kill them.

And in the other provinces of the kingdom, The Jews stood for their lives and killed another seventy five thousand, but they took none of their goods.

And on the thirteenth and fourteenth days of the Hebrew Month Adar, The Jews rested from their enemies, and The Threat of Death Turned to Joy, and From Mourning To A Good Day.  Barukh Ha Shem Adonai Yeshua, Blessed is The Name of The Lord Yeshua.

And they made it a time of feasting and gladness.  Therefore The Jewish People call these days Purim on the fourteenth and fifteenth days of The Hebrew Month Adar.  This year Monday the 9th of March at sundown to Tuesday the 10th of March at sundown, a day of feasting and gladness.

And Esther The Queen, and Mordecai The Jew wrote a second letter confirming that these days of Purim shall never cease among The Jewish People, and the memory of Purim shall never perish among their descendants.

BARUKH ADONAY ELOHAYNU YESHUA HA MASHIAKH,

BLESSED IS THE LORD OUR GOD YESHUA THE MESSIAH.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

www.bethelohenu.org

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