Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  Our Message this morning will be from Psalm 34.  And the Title is, MANY ARE THE AFFLICTIONS OF THE RIGHTEOUS, BUT THE LORD DELIVERS HIM OUT OF THEM ALL.

So with that said, let’s read Psalm 34.

PSALM 34.1-2  I will bless The LORD at all times.  His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  My soul shall make her boast in The LORD.  The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.

So why  should we bless The LORD at all times, and praise Him continually?  Because The LORD loves you with an everlasting love.  He is your hope, and your expectation.  He will always deliver you from all your troubles, and shield you from all your problems.  GOD hears your prayers and answers them.  He saves you from every difficulty you face in life.  He delivers you from your enemies because He is The LORD GOD Almighty Who loves you, The Messiah Yeshua Who has given you Salvation.  Who helps you, and defends you, and gives you the victory in life.

So bless The LORD at all times, and praise Him continually because The LORD your GOD has forgiven you your sins through your faith in The Messiah Yeshua.   He has put His Law in your heart, and you obey Them.  And  you are a new person, Holy and GODLY, pleasing to The LORD, and Righteous, written in GOD’s Book of Life.  And GOD has given you the gift of The Holy Spirit and Life Eternal.

And praising The LORD is conquering despair, overcoming and defeating distress and hopelessness from circumstances that seem too much to cope with.  But The LORD your GOD is with you.  And you will walk through the valley of the shadow of death in praise and glory.

Bless The LORD at all times.  Praise Him continually because GOD is your hope, and expectation.  He will never disappoint you because The LORD your GOD will always give you the victory.  He will always deliver you because your eyes are fixed on Him.

That is why you should bless The LORD at all times.  His praise shall continually be in your mouth.  And the humble will hear of it, and be glad.

PSALM 34.3  David wrote this Psalm, and he calls on us to magnify The LORD, and exalt His Name together.  Declare His greatness, and honor Him because The LORD is an Excellent GOD, and Great.  Because His Goodness, and Love have no end.

PSALM 34.4  Fears are either real or imagined.  They are emotionally distressing causing pain, and sorrow and severe anxiety.  Fears are aroused by imminent or imagined danger.  They give us the feeling of being afraid and frightened, and apprehensive from sudden attack of danger.  Fear gives us a feeling of dread and tension.  But the strong counsel of the Psalm tells us to seek The LORD, and ask Him for help.  Worship Him.  Humble yourself.  Beg Him.  Appeal to Him urgently.  Bow down to The LORD your GOD and submit yourself to Him.  And The LORD, The Mighty GOD of Creation will deliver you from all your fears, everyone of them.

PSALM 34.5  Those who looked to The LORD their GOD were lightened.  They sparkled.  They were cheerful and radiant.  They were happy and bright, and smiling.  And they were lightened.  The weight of their burden became light, and less dark.  They shined, and their eyes were bright.  And they were not ashamed.  They were not disappointed because they looked to The LORD their GOD, their Deliverer for help.  And He answered their prayers.  ISAIAH 26.2-3

PSALM 34.6  GOD will always hear you, and save you out of all your troubles.

The Mighty GOD opened the Red Sea for the Children of Israel to cross on dry ground to escape being slaughtered by the charging Egyptian armies.

The Red Sea at its widest point is 220 miles wide.  Its maximum depth is 7,250 feet deep, or one and a half miles deep.  Take your guess at what location The LORD opened the ocean for the Children of Israel to cross, not on muddy ground, but on dry ground.  And after the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, The LORD caused the sixteenth largest ocean in the world to crash down on the Egyptians, killing them all.  And GOD saved His people.  And He will save and deliver you also from all your troubles.  EXODUS 14.8-31

PSALM 34.7  The Angel of The LORD encamps round about them that fear Him.  The Angel of The LORD defends those who fear Him, and delivers them.  And the Angel of The LORD in this passage is GOD Almighty, The LORD GOD Who appeared to Moses in the burning bush.  EXODUS 3.1-6

Fearing GOD is the same as fearing a firm and loving father, your human father.  He will punish you for continuously disobeying him. But He will reward you for your obedience to Him.  Thus, when you fear your father, you will happily obey Him.  The same applies to your Father in Heaven.  If you continuously disobey Him, He will punish you.  But when you start obeying Him, He will bless you.  That is the fear of The LORD.  And GOD defends those who fear Him, and delivers them.  DEUTERONOMY 6.24-25, DEUTERONOMY 8.6, DEUTERONOMY 10.12-13, ECCLESIASTES 12.13

And The Messiah Yeshua has some strong advise for us when it comes to fearing GOD.  LUKE 12.4-5

VERSE 5 Forewarn means to warn you in advance to fear GOD.

PSALM 34.8  The LORD is both good, and He blesses those who trust in Him.  Which reminds me of PROVERBS 3.5-6

Trust in The LORD with all your heart, and don’t put a whole lot of confidence in your own abilities.  In everything you do, acknowledge The LORD.  That is, whatever you do, do it GOD’s way.  GOD’s way is always according to His Teachings and His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  And by doing everything in your life GOD’s way, being obedient to His Law, The LORD your GOD will always direct your paths.  And you will be blessed.

PSALM 34.9  There is no want to those who fear The LORD.  You will lack nothing in your life if you fear GOD and keep His Commandments along with your faith in The Messiah Yeshua.

PSALM 34.10  They that seek The LORD shall not want any good thing because you will have every good thing.  And Yeshua tells us how to seek The LORD.  In Righteousness.  MATTHEW 6.25-34

Verse 33.  Yeshua says, First seek the Kingdom of GOD AND His Righteousness.  These are GOD’s Words on how to seek The LORD.  The Kingdom of GOD is GOD because GOD rules over everything and everyone, everywhere.  And that is His Kingdom.  And when you seek GOD, you are asking for His help, and His Righteousness.  GOD’s Righteousness is the right way to do things in your life, pleasing to GOD according to all His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  That is GOD’s Righteousness.

So Messiah says, There is no need to worry about anything because when you ask GOD for help and His Righteousness, His help will be according to His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  And you will lack nothing because you respond by living your life according to GOD’S  Righteousness.

PSALM 34.11-4  David provides some important words on the meaning of fearing The LORD, for those who desire life, and love many days, that they may see good.

Keep yourself from evil.  Evil is the Hebrew word RAH meaning evil, bad, disobedience to GOD’S Law of Moses, wickedness, wrong, not pleasing GOD by not obeying Him.

And David writes, keep your lips from speaking guile, from deceit, and deceiving, and cheating, and from fraud.  And depart from evil and do good.  Seek peace and pursue it.  That is the fear of The LORD.

PSALM 34.15  The eyes of The LORD are everywhere.  He sees everything, and He knows everything.  JEREMIAH 23.24, PROVERBS 15.3, PSALM 139.7-12

But His eyes are especially upon the Righteous.  And His ears are open to their cry.  He hears our grief, our pain, and our suffering.

Righteousness is a recurrent theme throughout The Bible.  The teaching of Righteousness appears repeatedly in every part of The Bible from beginning to end.  Check it out.  GOD’s blessings are upon  the Righteous.  GOD’s deliverance and protection are upon the Righteous.  The gifts of GOD are given to the Righteous.  The Holy Spirit, Salvation, and Eternal Life are given to the Righteous.  Atonement through Yeshua The Messiah is by GOD’s grace.  But then you must live your life in Righteousness.

Many are taught that atonement and eternal life are unconditional.  They say if you believe in Jesus Christ, He has done it all.  You don’t have to obey The Law of Moses, they say.  You are under grace.  You know what?  That sounds a whole lot like satan’s words to Eve in the Garden of Eden.  And the snake said to her, Yes, has GOD said, you shall not eat of every tree of the Garden?  And Eve said to the serpent, we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the Garden, but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the Garden, GOD has said, you shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.  And the serpent said to the woman, you shall not surely die.  For GOD does know that in the day you eat of it, then your eyes will be opened, and you shall be as GOD knowing good and evil.

Messiah warns us that satan was a murderer from the beginning and a hater of the Truth because there is no Truth in him.  Being taught that we don’t have to obey The Law of Moses, which happens to be GOD’s Laws, is the same as satan’s lie to Eve, and a continuation of satan’s lies to humanity.  JOHN 8.44

Righteousness comes by obeying The Law of Moses along with your faith in Messiah Yeshua.  And Righteousness is necessary for GOD’s Blessings, His Holy Spirit, Salvation and Eternal Life.  That’s why Yeshua said, Seek The Kingdom of GOD and His Righteousness.  Matthew 6.33.

Righteousness means being right with GOD.  And the only way to be right with GOD is being obedient to all GOD’s Laws that are written in The Law of Moses along with you faith in Yeshua The Messiah.  And when you are Righteous, The LORD your GOD will do the impossible for you.  For the eyes of The LORD are upon the Righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.

PSALM 34.16  Remember what evil is.  Evil is bad and wickedness.  Evil is disobedience to GOD. Evil is disobedience to GOD’S Law of Moses.  And the only way to steer clear of evil is by being Righteous.  Obeying every Word that GOD speaks, and every Law of GOD that is written in The Law of Moses.

PSALM 34.17  Again, it is the Righteous whom GOD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.  And again, I refer to Yeshua’s Words in MATTHEW 25.46, and Peter’s words in 1 PETER 3.12, and the words of Moses in DEUTERONOMY 6.24-25

PSALM 34.18  The LORD is near to them that are of a broken heart, and saves such who have a contrite spirit, that is a crushed spirit, who are not yet saved, and who do not know GOD.  This was my experience with The LORD 32 years ago before I knew The LORD GOD.

The word near, as The LORD is near them that are of a broken heart means that The LORD GOD as a near male relative, especially my Father, or your Father, came near to me when I had a broken heart and a crushed spirit.  And He healed me, and saved me.  And later, He taught me that Yeshua, (I first knew His Name as Jesus), is Jewish and He is The Messiah and GOD Almighty, The ONE GOD.  And He taught me what Righteousness is.  Obeying GOD’s Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  And He taught me that atonement comes from believing in Messiah Yeshua.  And that Salvation unto Eternal Life, being written in GOD’s Book of Life comes from Righteousness, obeying GOD’s Law of Moses along with my faith in Messiah Yeshua, The GOD of all Creation.  GOD heals the broken-hearted, and saves those who have a crushed spirit.

But having a broken heart and a crushed spirit can happen to the Righteous as well.  But be comforted because GOD is near.  GOD delivers the crushed in spirit, and defends you, and heals you, and preserves and rescues you, and gives you the victory.  Because The LORD is near them that are of a broken heart, and saves them that have a crushed spirit.

PSALM 34.19  Many are the afflictions of the Righteous.  Yup.  We have them also.  But The LORD delivers us out of them all.  How important is it to be Righteous with GOD?

PSALM 34.20  Certainly GOD gave David a vision, or spoke to him about Messiah’s Atoning and agonizing death.  Not one of His bones would be broken.  JOHN 19.33-34

PSALM 34.21  People should be careful not to hate the Righteous because they will be desolate.

PSALM 34.22  The servants of The LORD are Righteous.  And The LORD redeems us.  That is, The LORD delivers us, forgives our sins, rescues us, and saves us, and gives us eternal life with the Family of GOD.  And none of us will be desolate, or guilty of sin, because GOD has redeemed us.  Yes, we have our afflictions, many of them, but The LORD delivers us out of them all.  Amen.

Shalom,  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader


Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  L’Shannah Tovah, Happy New Year.  Our teaching this morning will be from Leviticus 23.1-3 and Verses 23-25. And the Title of our Message is, Rosh Ha Shannah, A Memorial of Blowing of Trumpets.

So with that said, let’s read LEVITICUS 23.1-3 AND 23-25.

LEVITICUS 23.1-2  The Jewish holidays are in fact not the Jewish holidays but The Feasts of The LORD.  The LORD says in Verse 2 THESE ARE MY FEASTS.

The Feasts of The LORD are Sabbath on Saturday, Passover, Pentecost, Rosh Ha Shannah which is Biblically called a memorial of blowing of trumpets, followed by Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, and Sukkot, The Festival of Tabernacles.

And the first day of each Feast is a Sabbath.  No work of any kind is to be done on that day.  And the seventh day of Passover, and the eighth day of Tabernacles are also Sabbaths.

And since these Feasts are The Feasts of The LORD, they should be observed by all the Nations, all the Gentiles, not just the Jewish People.  However we’ll have to wait for the 1,000 year Millennium, the Age Of Peace before that happens when The LORD returns and will be King over all the earth, sitting on His throne in Jerusalem.  Zechariah 14.9.

All the Feasts of The LORD are written in the 23rd Chapter of Leviticus.

The Feasts of The LORD in Hebrew is MO’AH’DAY YEHOVAH, meaning The LORD’s appointed times.  GOD’s Festivals are for the People to assemble and hold a Service that is dedicated to The LORD.  And The Feast, or The Holiday is always at a time appointed by GOD.  For example, the weekly Sabbath is always the seventh day of the week from Friday at sundown to Saturday at sundown.  Rosh Ha Shannah, or The Memorial of Blowing of Trumpets is appointed by The LORD to be in the seventh Hebrew month Tishrei, in the first day of the month.  And that is today.

The Rabbis have declared The New Year to be the year 5775, or 5,775 years from The Creation.

And The Feasts of The LORD are Holy convocations.  In Hebrew MEEK’RAH’AY KODESH meaning Sacred occasions, or Holy gatherings that are set apart for GOD.

Today’s Feast of The LORD is Biblically called, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, or in Hebrew ZEEKH’RONE TEH’ROO’AH.

In Judaism, there are Biblical times, and Rabbinic times.  Biblical times, I believe are from the time GOD gave the Words of Genesis 1.1 to Moses in which GOD said, In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth.  And Biblical times extended to the late fourth century B.C.E., B.C. at the coming of Alexander The Great to Israel.  During Biblical times from Moses to Alexander The Great, Judaism was under the authority of the written Word of GOD in The Bible.

At the time of Alexander, the Rabbis had a definite idea of when Divine inspiration ceased.  This was the beginning of Rabbinic Judaism.  And all authority passed to the Jewish sages.  Thus Rabbinic legislation, or Rabbinic law came into being.  The Rabbis assumed power to enact legislation, the act of making laws from Halakhah, or from Jewish law, from the teachings of the Talmud, the oral law in which are collected the teachings of the major Jewish scholars who flourished between 200 and 500 C.E., A.D.  This was the time in Judaism known as the classic, or excellent period of the Rabbis.  Thus as I see it, Judaism has been under the authority of the Rabbis since the days of Alexander The Great to this day.  And that includes the days of Messiah Yeshua when Messiah said to certain Rabbis, Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, This people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.  But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.  MATTHEW 15.7-9, ISAIAH 29.13

Personally, I prefer The Bible to be the authority of Judaism and all mankind where no changes are made from GOD’s written Word in The Bible.  And I am confident The Bible will be the authority at Messiah’s return when He establishes the 1,000 year Millennium in Israel that will continue throughout Eternity in Heaven.

Historically speaking, The Bible is the written record of Israel’s religious civilization, and its permanent ownership of the Land of Israel.  The wealth of teaching from the Books of The Bible attest to the advanced stage of Israel’s human advancement because of GOD’s teachings in the Books of The Torah, GOD’s Law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Writings that include the wisdom literature of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and certain Psalms.  And for all who will live their lives according to GOD’s written Word in The Torah, GOD’s Law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Writings, and the New Testament that DOES NOT abrogate or DOES NOT abolish The Law of Moses as most Bible teachers teach unlawfully, for those who believe and understand that there is only ONE GOD, and reject the teaching of the trinity of three or four gods as many believe, they can attain to that advanced stage of Wisdom and Salvation having an endless life in Heaven with The GOD of Creation, Yeshua The Messiah.

Let’s return to Rosh Ha Shannah, or The Memorial of Blowing of Trumpets.

LEVITICUS 23.3  GOD’s appointed day of the weekly Sabbath is Saturday, the seventh day of the week from Friday at sundown to Saturday at sundown.  And GOD commands us not to do any work on The Sabbath.  It is The Sabbath of The LORD in all your dwellings wherever you live.  It is a Holy convocation, a Sacred occasion set apart for The LORD for the People to hold a Service dedicated to The LORD Your GOD.

LEVITICUS 23.23-24  Today, Rosh Ha Shannah, or The Memorial of Blowing of Trumpets, is also a Sabbath.  No work of any kind is to be done on this day.  It is a Holy convocation, a Sacred gathering for The LORD.

No work is to be done from sundown yesterday, to sundown today.  The reason the day starts at sundown, and ends at sundown the following day is because GOD says, “The evening and the morning are one day”.  GENESIS 1.5

Evening in Hebrew is EH’REHV meaning evening, and sundown.

Morning in Hebrew is BO’KEHR, meaning the day.  Thus GOD says, from sundown to sundown is one day.

LEVITICUS 23.25  The LORD commanded the People not to do any work of any kind in the day.  And to offer an offering made by fire unto The LORD.  This offering made by fire unto The LORD was for their atonement for the forgiveness of their sins.  The Hebrew for an offering made by fire is EE’SHEH which is a burnt offering of an animal sacrifice for atonement.

As we all know,  it is unlawful to sacrifice animals without a Temple in Jerusalem according to The Law of Moses, Lev. 17.8-9.  But atonement has always been required by The LORD GOD for our sins that we have committed by violating any of His Laws or Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses.  Our Atonement today is The New Covenant in Messiah Yeshua that GOD gave to the Jewish People and to all Mankind to forgive us for our sins, and remember them no more.  And that New Covenant is prophesied in JEREMIAH 31.31-34, and fulfilled in The Messiah Yeshua.

Before the atoning Sacrifice of The Messiah Yeshua, GOD required an animal sacrifice for atonement every day, every Sabbath, and on every Feast of The LORD.

Every day.  NUMBERS 28.1-4

Every Sabbath.  NUMBERS 28.9-10

Every Passover.  LEVITICUS 23.5, 12


Every Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement.  LEVITICUS 23.27

And every Sukkot or Tabernacles.  LEVITICUS 23.33-36

That emphasizes the critical importance for atonement.  And that’s why belief in Messiah Yeshua is so important.  Isaiah 53.10

In GOD’s mercy, The LORD provided Himself in the Person of Messiah Yeshua to be our New Covenant for the Atonement of our sins for the Jewish People and all Mankind.

This is very important.  The New Covenant, or The New Testament DOES NOT replace or abolish The Old Testament as so many foolishly teach.  The New Covenant, or The New Testament DOES NOT abolish The Law of Moses as so many unlawfully teach.  The New Covenant, Yeshua The Messiah replaces the animal sacrifice for atonement, period.  And The Law of Moses and the Prophets remain in force forever, and they are binding on all Mankind forever.  Messiah did not come to destroy The Law or the Prophets.  He came to COMPLETE them.  MATTHEW 5.17, LUKE 16.17, ISAIAH 40.8

Let’s return to LEVITICUS 23.24.  A memorial of blowing of trumpets in Hebrew is ZEEKH’RONE TEH’ROO’AH.

And Messiah says, His return will be with the great sound of a trumpet.  Actually the great sound of a shofar.

So let’s look at some Scriptures that write of Messiah’s return.  MATTHEW 24.27-31, 1 CORINTHIANS 15.51-58, 1 THESSALONIANS 4.13-18, ISAIAH 27.14.

(1 CORINTHIANS 15.56) The Law of Moses teaches what sin is.

(1 THESSALONIANS 4.17)  When we meet The LORD in the air, we will all proceed to the Land of Israel for the 1,000 year Millennium, the Age Of Peace where Israel’s borders will extend to the borders GOD gave the Jewish People, to the Euphrates River.  And Israel will be about one-third the size of the United States, and the Land of Israel will be as the garden of Eden.  GENESIS 15.18-21, ISAIAH 51.1-3

The LORD is a GOD of miracles.  Everything He does is a miracle.  So let’s honor The LORD by remembering some of His great acts, along with some of His miraculous promises that He provides for us.

In the beginning, GOD created the heavens and the earth.  No small feat.   GENESIS 1.1,  JOHN1.3

The LORD delivered the Jewish People from 400 years of slavery, and from the iron fist of the Egyptians to bring them into the land of Canaan that GOD renamed the Land of Israel.  And there GOD made the Jewish People a great nation, Israel.  And GOD promises the Nations that He will bless them for blessing the Jewish People, and will curse them that curse the Jewish People.  EXODUS 12.40-41, GENESIS 12.1-3

(EXODUS 12.40-41)  The Children of Israel were not slaves for the first thirty years in Egypt when Joseph was Governor of Egypt under Pharaoh.

GOD has given His Laws and Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses, for all Mankind for wisdom, understanding, knowledge, righteousness, length of days, and long life, and peace, and health.  A miraculous gift for those who receive it.   PROVERBS 2.1-7, PROVERBS 3.1-2, 8

GOD’s kindness, and His Covenant of Peace will never be removed from you, the righteous of GOD.  ISAIAH 54.10, 17

And GOD gives you the gift of repentance and His Holy Spirit.  GOD gives you a New Spirit which is The Holy Spirit to walk in His Statutes, and keep His Ordinances, to do them.  Then you become GOD’s people, and GOD is your GOD.  How miraculous is that, if you receive it?   EZEKIEL 11.19-20

And GOD has given you His New Covenant, The Messiah Yeshua, by Whom you have received the Atonement for the forgiveness of all your sins.  ROMANS 5.11

And by believing in Yeshua The Messiah, Who is GOD Almighty, The Holy One of Israel, and you obey His Voice by submitting to His Law of Moses, you have returned to GOD and have eternal life.  JOHN 10.27-30

And Yeshua is The One GOD of Creation.  He is The Father, The Messiah, The Spirit, and The Holy Spirit, and so much more.  And yes, Yeshua is GOD The Father.  JOHN 14.8-9, JOHN 12.44-45

Shalom,  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader


Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  Our teaching this morning will come from Leviticus Chapter 5.  And the Title of our Message is THE LAW OF MOSES CONTINUED.

So with that said, let’s read the first seven verses.

The LORD GOD Himself spoke these Laws and Commandments directly to Moses Face to face in the Tabernacle.  And The LORD GOD is Yeshua The Messiah because Yeshua is GOD, and there is Only ONE GOD.  And The LORD GOD gave His Laws and Commandments to Moses that Moses wrote for the Heavens and the Earth to obey.  DEUTERONOMY 32.1

GOD spoke to Moses in The Tabernacle, the portable Temple in the wilderness, in the Holy of Holies behind the veil from above the Mercy Seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon The Ark of The Covenant.  The Mercy Seat is the cover of The Ark of The Covenant.  And there, Yeshua The Messiah, GOD Almighty spoke to Moses and gave him all His Laws and Commandments during Israel’s forty year journey to the Promised Land, that Moses wrote in what is called in the Bible The Law of Moses.  EXODUS 25.21-22

LEVITICUS 5.1  GOD teaches mankind that sin is breaking any of The Laws or Commandments of GOD that are written in The Law of Moses.  LEVITICUS 5.17, 1 JOHN 3.4, ROMANS 6.1-2, JOHN 5.14,  1 CORINTHIANS 15.34, 1 JOHN 3.8-9

BACK TO LEVITICUS 5.1.  This word swearing in Hebrew is AH’LAH meaning to invoke a curse, or call evil upon someone.

And GOD says, if a person witnesses the one cursing and does not condemn that person for cursing, the witness shall bear his iniquity.  Meaning, the witness is guilty of sin for not condemning the person who cursed.  And the witness requires atonement.

The Law speaks for itself.  But the lesson for cursing is simple.  Don’t do it.  Do not call evil upon anyone.  But rather think on those things that are just and good.  PHILIPPIANS 4.8

LEVITICUS 5.2  GOD also says, if a person even touches the carcass of an unclean thing such as a pig, or a boar, a frog, or a lizard, or turtle or snail, even if he or she is not aware that the dead thing was lawfully unclean, that person is unclean and guilty.

GOD’s dietary laws of clean and unclean animals and birds, and other things that are clean and lawful to eat, or unclean and unlawful to eat are written in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14.  This law, as all GOD’s Laws never change, nor do they end no matter what uninformed people might tell you.  And holding fast to GOD’s dietary laws will make you healthy.

Paul wrote that we have the mind of Messiah.  Yeshua The Messiah never taught that it was okay to eat anything unclean.  He himself never ate anything unclean that GOD calls an abominable thing.  Messiah says, “If you love Me, keep My Commandments.”.  Messiah is GOD Almighty, The Mighty One of Jacob.  Eating the proper foods according to GOD’s food laws prove that you love Him.

If you are in doubt about anything being clean or unclean, don’t eat it.  And GOD’s dietary laws go back to Noah.  LEVITICUS 11.1-2, 5-8, ETC., DEUTERONOMY 14.3-10, ETC., GENESIS 7.1-2, 1 CORINTHIANS 2.16, JOHN 14.15, DEUTERONOMY 7.9, MATTHEW 4.1-4

Sometimes poor unlearned translations in a Bible can deceive people and lead them astray.  A good rule of thumb is if something does not agree with The Law of Moses that GOD gave mankind to obey, that translation or teaching is wrong.  For example, most New Testament Bibles, perhaps all New Testament Bibles write, You are not under The Law (that is The Law of Moses) but under grace.  GOD says that His Laws are for Heaven and Earth.  Deuteronomy 32.1.  The Law of Moses, GOD’s Laws, are for GOD Himself to keep.  And the Law of Moses is for the angels in Heaven, and for all mankind.  Not being under The Law of Moses is living a lawless life.  That is not GOD.  GOD Himself not only lives by His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses, GOD is obligated to live by His Laws.  And the angels who lived as though they were not under The Law, GOD booted them out of Heaven and tossed them into hell.  MATTHEW 25.41, 2 PETER 2.4, ETC.

Some Bibles add their own unlawful words by writing that nothing is unclean.  We can eat anything, disregarding GOD and His Laws.  WRONG!  VERY WRONG!  MARK 7.14-23

VERSE 19  What goes into our stomach, or what we eat must ALWAYS be according to GOD’s food Laws in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14.  But some Bibles deliberately insert unlawful words into Verse 19 such as  (By saying this, Jesus showed that every kind of food is Kosher.)  That is so very wrong.  Why are Bible teachers so afraid to teach The Law of Moses, and so intent to discredit it?  Yeshua will have some terrifying words for them.  MATTHEW 7.23

LEVITICUS 5.3  GOD says, if a person touches some human uncleanness, that person becomes unclean.  And though he, or she is unaware of it, then when he learns of it, he or she is guilty and requires Atonement.

LEVITICUS 5.4  If a person swears by an oath, such as, I swear in The Name of GOD to do evil or good, and forgets it, or doesn’t carry it out, when the person realizes he made the oath, that person is guilty.

As I see this Law, the person is guilty of sin swearing by an oath to do evil whether he carries it out or not.  But if he swears by an oath to do something good and doesn’t perform it, that person is guilty of sin.  NUMBERS 30.1-2

The vow here is a promise to The LORD.  The Hebrew for word as in GOD’s Word, or our own word is DAH’VAHR meaning GOD’s Word is His promise as our word is our promise.  MATTHEW 5.33-37

LEVITICUS 5.5  Yes, GOD is speaking to The Jewish People, the Children of Israel to Whom He has given all His Laws and Commandments to do, and live by, to succeed in leading a Holy, GODLY, and healthy life, pleasing to GOD.  That’s how people return to The LORD.  So when GOD commands us, The Jewish People to obey Him, we know it is our obligation to obey The LORD.  But unfortunately many Jewish people do not obey GOD.  But still, GOD in His grace chose The Jewish People to be His witnesses to tell the entire world everything about GOD.  And that includes His Laws and Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses, in The Bible, in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy for all humanity to live by.  That’s why GOD chose us, to be His witnesses.  And we have accomplished that by writing the entire Bible from Genesis through Revelation for all the world,  explaining Who GOD is, that there is ONLY ONE GOD.  And to reveal to the world that GOD Requires all mankind to live by His Laws.  And also that The Messiah Yeshua, Who as a human being is GOD Almighty, was born from The Jewish People.  And that He  is our Atonement for our sins of breaking GOD’s Laws.  And that GOD in His goodness has given us the gift of repentance to return to The LORD and walk in newness of life by obeying all His Statutes written in The Law of Moses.  GOD is not looking for the impossible.  All He desires is a People, Jewish and non-Jewish People who obey Him.  Who obey His Laws that He gave to Moses for you and me.  Unfortunately we are in a conflict with the world that teaches disobedience to GOD by not teaching the Law of Moses, but rather reject it.  The words of Paul are so true.  We can do all things in Messiah Who strengthens us.  And Messiah gives us the power to obey GOD’s Laws, and GOD gives us The Holy Spirit WHEN we obey His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  And GOD’s Laws are not difficult.  Faith in Messiah Yeshua, and obedience to GOD’s Laws written in The Law of Moses are absolutely critical for Salvation.  ISAIAH 43.10-12, PHILIPPIANS 4.13, 1 JOHN 5.3, EZEKIEL 18.21

Many are called, but few are chosen and you are part of the few that GOD has chosen because you love Messiah and obey Torah, The Law of Moses.  And when you confess your sins, GOD hears you, and forgives your sins and cleanses you from all unrighteousness.  MATTHEW 22.14, ROMANS 6.6.

And yes, GOD made our works in us.  ISAIAH 26.12

LEVITICUS 5.6-13  As we know, the sacrifice of animals is unlawful today because there is no Temple in Jerusalem.  But GOD made Yeshua The Messiah our Atonement some 40 years before the Temple was destroyed.  LEVITICUS 17.8-9, ISAIAH 53.10

That was not a spur of the moment decision by Elohim to be our Messiah, and our Atonement.  That decision was made in Eternity before The Creation.  1 PETER 1.18-20

VERSE 20  Foreordained means that GOD knew beforehand, in Eternity, before The Creation of the world that He would be The Messiah Yeshua Who would give His Life as a human being for all the world for our Atonement.

LEVITICUS 5.14  And The LORD spoke to Moses.  The Hebrew word for spoke is DAH’BAYR meaning GOD commanded Moses.  And whatever GOD speaks is Law.  And that is why Yeshua said,  Man must live by every Word of GOD.  LUKE 4.4

Yeshua’s teaching is from Torah, The Law of Moses in Deuteronomy 8.3. But let’s read DEUTERONOMY 8.1-3.

I heard the other night on TV, a Christian preacher say that Christians do not have a land to possess as The Jewish People have The Land of Israel to possess.

The Hebrew word for possess is YAH’RAHSH which also means to inherit.

However Christians and other Gentiles are able to inherit The Land of Israel during the 1,000 Year Millennium among The Jewish People, and among the Tribes of Israel IF they obey the Voice of The LORD their GOD and obey His Law of Moses along with their faith in their Jewish Messiah Yeshua.  For Messiah says, “Salvation is of the Jews.”.  Salvation comes by obeying every Word GOD gave to the Jewish People.  JOHN 4.22, EZEKIEL 47.21-23

LEVITICUS 5.15-16  The Holy Things of The LORD are The Tabernacle and The Temple and everything in them.  Thus, if a person commits a trespass and sins in the Holy Things of The LORD , even unaware, GOD says that person is in sin and requires Atonement.

LVEITICUS 5.17-19  Our trespass offering of course is The Messiah Yeshua.  And we should not sin.  We should not trespass any of GOD’s Laws.  But when we do sin, we should confess our sins to The LORD, and GOD will forgive us our sins.  1 JOHN 1. 8-10, 1 JOHN 2.1-7

1 JOHN 2. 2  The sins of the whole world are the sins of violating GOD’s Law of Moses.

I have one more thought before closing.  The words of James concerning the Gentiles, the non-Jewish people who have turned to GOD by believing in Messiah Yeshua.  ACTS 15.19-21

VERSE 21  James counsels the Gentiles who have turned to GOD through their belief in Messiah Yeshua to go to the Synagogue where Moses, which means where The Law of Moses is preached,  and taught every Sabbath, that is every Saturday.

James taught that Gentiles who have turned GOD through their belief in The Messiah Yeshua should go to the Synagogue every Sabbath on Saturday to learn The Law of Moses, and live their lives according to GOD’s teachings and Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  That is Biblical teaching throughout The Bible.

Biblical teaching also teaches that when you believe in The Messiah Yeshua and set out to obey GOD’s Law of Moses, GOD will give you The Holy Spirit.  ACTS 5.32

Obey in Greek is PEITHARCHEO that means to obey.  To submit to authority.  And that authority is GOD Almighty, The GOD of Israel. Submitting to His Law of Moses.  And Then GOD will give you His Holy Spirit.

And Messiah also teaches that when we obey Him, and Messiah is Elohim,  Almighty GOD, we will receive The Gift of The Holy Spirit.  JOHN 14.23

This is an excellent passage of Scripture to explain the meaning of Elohim.   Elohim in Hebrew is GOD, The One GOD of Creation.  However, elohim in Hebrew means gods,  gods plural.  But when The Bible speaks of The One GOD of Creation, Elohim is translated GOD, GOD singular.

Let’s look at GENESIS 1.1-10, 26.

The Hebrew word for GOD in all these passages is Elohim,  GODs plural.  Elohim is used in The Holy Scriptures over 3,000 times.

So why does GOD call Himself Elohim, the plural for GOD?  Because The GOD of Creation is  GOD The Father, GOD The Messiah, GOD The Son, GOD The Spirit,  GOD The Holy Spirit, and much more.  And THEY ARE ALL ONE AND THE SAME.  They are Not different nor are they distinct as the trinity teaches.  The trinity is not biblical, and the trinity is unlawful.

And when Yeshua said to Judas, not Iscariot, in John 14.23, “If a man love Me, He will keep My Words, and My Father will love him, and WE will come into him, and make OUR abode with him.   WE and Our are The ONE GOD, ELOHIM, THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO MAKES HIS ABODE WITH US.

GOD IS ONE but He is many.  Elohim is The Father, The Messiah, The Son, The Spirit, The Holy Spirit, and much more.  There is only ONE GOD.  He is Yeshua The Messiah, Elohim.  And when you see Yeshua, you most definitely WILL see The Father.  JOHN 12.45, JOHN 14.9.

Shalom,  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader


Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  Our teaching this morning from The Torah, GOD’s Laws and Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses, will come from Leviticus 4.22-35.  And The Title of our message is,  FOR WHAT REASON WAS MESSIAH RESURRECTED FROM THE DEAD?

And with that said, let’s read Leviticus 4.22-35.

Last week we pointed out that the sin of the ruler is the same as the sin of the people.  Sin is violating any of GOD’s Laws or Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses.  That person is guilty.  But GOD in His mercy has always provided a way for atonement and repentance.  In the past, before The Temple was destroyed in 70 C.E., atonement was accomplished by the sacrifice of certain animals without any imperfections.  Today, Messiah Yeshua Who is GOD Almighty,  gave His Life to be our atonement by His  sacrificial death as Isaiah prophesies in  Isaiah 53.10.  Now, having atonement, repentance is a must.  Repentance is turning from all your sins that you have committed against The LORD, and obeying all GOD’s Laws and Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses.  And continue walking in that newness of life.  That is being born again.  And you will receive the Holy spirit.                  Ezekiel 18.21,  ACTS 5.32

Atonement in Hebrew is KAH’FAR – Meaning our sins are forgiven, cancelled, and utterly abolished.  And we have reconciliation with The LORD our GOD, bringing us together in peace.  That is the result of atonement through the death of Messiah Yeshua.  Then repentance is required by The LORD, and immersion in water.  That is baptism.  Expressing our good conscience toward GOD by our belief in Messiah Yeshua Who is The Holy One Of Israel for atonement of our sins.  And repenting of all our sins that we have committed, and turning to GOD and keeping all His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  Thus being born again, walking in newness of life, and receiving the Gift of The Holy Spirit.

Back to the sins of the ruler and the people when the animal sacrifice was in operation.  The ruler and the common people who sinned brought their sin offering to the Priest at The Tabernacle or The Temple.  The sin offering for the ruler was a male goat without blemish.  And the sin offering for the people was either a female goat without blemish, or a female lamb without blemish.  And the sinner laid his or her hand upon the head of the animal, and it was killed before The LORD.  It was a sin offering.

The sin offering today for the world is the Jewish Messiah Yeshua.  And the Jewish Messiah Yeshua is The MIGHTY GOD of Israel, The Creator of Heaven and earth.

And continuing with the animal sacrifice, the Priest took some of the blood of the animal with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the Altar of burnt offering, and poured the remaining blood at the bottom of the Altar of burnt offering.  And the animal was burned on the Altar.  And the Priest made atonement for them.  And their sin was forgiven.

LEVITICUS 4.27-31  By performing the sacrifice of the animal as GOD commands the Priest, the Priest made atonement for the person in sin.  It is GOD Who forgives sin.  Not the Priest.

The world knows that Messiah was killed on a Roman cross in Jerusalem, buried in a tomb, and raised from the dead on the third day.  But for what reason was The Messiah Yeshua resurrected from the dead?  The answer is in written in 1 Peter 1.1-5.

According to GOD’s abundant mercy, Peter teaches, The LORD has begotten us, that is we are born again to a lively hope.  That lively hope is a living hope, a living expectation because of the resurrection of Yeshua The Messiah from the dead.  And our living hope is an eternal inheritance in Heaven, and the 1,000 year Millennium in Israel where the Land of Israel will be as the Garden of Eden with all their beauty and magnificence where there will be no sin, or curse, nor sorrow or crying or death, or pain.  But everlasting joy and peace, and the magnificence of GOD’s Dwelling Place prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And Peter teaches us that we are kept and protected by the power of GOD because of our faith in Messiah Yeshua, and our obedience, as Peter points out in Verse 2, to GOD’s Laws and Commandments that are written in Torah, The Law of Moses.

So, for what reason was Messiah resurrected from the dead?  Messiah’s resurrection gives us a living hope for eternal life in Heaven, and a rejoicing that will come in the 1,000 year Millennium in the Land of Israel that will be like the Garden of Eden.            ISAIAH 51.1-3, ISAIAH 35.10

The doctrine, or the teaching of resurrection is first taught in Tnakh, The Old Testament Scriptures.  But before resurrection is taught, The LORD reveals that He takes certain people up to Heaven when they are alive.  First Enoch, and then the prophet Elijah.                GENESIS 5.21-24, 2 KINGS 2.1,11

Hannah, the mother of Samuel spoke of resurrection in                            1 SAMUEL 2.6

The prophesy of resurrection is spoken of by the prophet Hosea in HOSEA 13.14.

It’s interesting that Hosea’s name in Hebrew is HO’SHAY’AH meaning deliverer.

Ransom in Hebrew is PAH’DAH meaning release and deliver.

Redeem in Hebrew is GAH’AHL  meaning a close male relative who in this Scripture is GOD Almighty, our Father, and our Messiah Who buys us back with a price.  The price Messiah paid is His death.  He has redeemed us from the grave.  That is resurrection and deliverance.

A better translation is, Where are your plagues o death?  Where is your ruin o sheol (hell).  And the Jewish Publication Society Bible writes, Revenge shall be far from My thoughts.

And David knows that he will be resurrected from the dead.     PSALM 17.15

This is such a beautiful teaching.  When we are resurrected, we will be in the likeness of GOD.  How can I explain being in the likeness of GOD in Heaven?  I can’t.  But we will be in the likeness of GOD in Heaven.  We will look like GOD in Heaven, and we will be like GOD in Heaven.  And we will have the same spiritual body that GOD has when we are in Heaven with Him.  We are in the image of GOD on earth, after His likeness.  And we will be in the image of GOD in Heaven after His likeness.  GENESIS 1.26-27, 1 JOHN 3.2

And David prophesied of Messiah’s resurrection from the dead in  PSALM 16.10 and PSALM 22.1, 14-22

And Isaiah prophesied of Messiah’s death and resurrection from the dead in ISAIAH 53.8-10

Again resurrection is spoken of in PSALM 49.15, PSALM 71.20, and PSALM 139.1-18

PSALM 139.18  “When I awake, I am still with You.”  David might be speaking of his resurrection.

And the Prophet Isaiah prophesies of the resurrection of the family of GOD in ISAIAH 26.19-21

Dew revitalizes the herbs, and poetically, the dew resurrects GOD’s People from the dead, and gives them life.

And Ezekiel prophesies of the resurrection of many Jewish People when GOD will open their graves and bring them into the Land of Israel.  That will be at the start of the 1,000 year Millennium when GOD will transform Israel into the likeness of the Garden of Eden.  EZEKIEL 37.11-14

And the Prophet Daniel also prophesies of the resurrection of many Jewish people in DANIEL 12.1-3

VERSE 1  The Book is The Book of Life that contains all the names of those who will inherit eternal life in Heaven.

The LORD GOD teaches us in The Bible how to remain written in The Book of Life, and inherit eternal life in Heaven.                     EXODUS 32.31-33

Thus our sins against GOD Must be forgiven.  So what is the teaching of The LORD OUR GOD in The Bible that achieves forgiveness of our sins, and remain written in His Book of Life?

First, believe in Messiah Yeshua for atonement, for the forgiveness of all your sins that you have committed against GOD.  Knowing that Messiah Yeshua is GOD Almighty, The One GOD of Creation.

Then repent of all your sins that you have committed, and turn to GOD and obey all His Laws and Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses.

Then be immersed in water.  That is baptism.  Be immersed in water in The Name of Yeshua The Messiah Who is GOD Almighty.  And you will receive the Gift of The Holy Spirit.

And continue to walk in newness of life, being born again, having the living hope of eternal life both in the 1,000 year Millennium in Israel, and eternity in Heaven.

But before we close, I have another question.  What happens to us, the Family of GOD, when we die?  Messiah answers that question in at least two places.  First, we never die, Messiah says.  Yes, our body shuts down on earth.  We die here on earth.  Our Spirit leaves us, and we are buried.  But Yeshua says, we shall never die.         JOHN 11.24-26

When we die on earth, Yeshua says, the angels will carry us, no doubt our spirit, into Abraham’s bosom.  Abraham is in Heaven.  So when we die, we go directly to Heaven, alive, in the likeness of GOD.   LUKE 16.22-23

Let’s continue this story.  The rich man pleads with Abraham to send Lazarus the beggar to his father’s house to testify to his five brothers lest they also come into this place of torment.  But Abraham told the rich guy, if your brothers will not obey Moses and the prophets, that is, if your brothers will not obey The Law of Moses and the Teachings of the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.  LUKE 16.27-31

So you see, obedience to The Law of Moses is also taught throughout The New Testament.   And those are the Words of Messiah Yeshua.  So tell your Bible teachers to teach it.  It’s crucial for eternal life.  And Messiah is The GOD of Israel, The Mighty GOD of Jacob.

One more question.  When we die, those of us in The Family of GOD are carried into Heaven by the angels, Luke 16.22.  But we are also resurrected from the dead, from the depths of the earth, Psalm 71.20.  So how does GOD do such a phenomenal wonder?

The answer.  The secret things belong to The LORD our GOD.  But those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we should do all The Words of this Law.  That is, The Law of Moses.  DEUTERONOMY 29.29.

Shalom,  Ira Weinstein,  Congregational Leader                                                                           


Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  Our teaching this morning from The Torah, GOD’s Laws and Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses will continue from Leviticus 4.22.  And the title of our message is, “Is Repentance Necessary For Salvation?”

So with that said, let’s read Leviticus 4.22.

LEVITICUS 4.22  Sadly, the explanation of sin is almost never taught anywhere except in The Bible and the dictionary.  So why isn’t sin taught in religion outside of Judaism?  Because if sin was explained, and taught, the cover would be blown off the lie that Christians and others are not required to obey GOD’s Laws and Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses.

Sin is explained in this Verse, Leviticus 4.22 as disobeying any of GOD’s Commandments or Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.

The sin of a ruler is the same as the sin of the people, even if the sin is done by mistake, or the person did not know The Law.  That person is guilty.

However, most sin is willful and deliberate disobedience to GOD.  For example, let’s look at 1 JOHN 3.4

Whosoever commits sin transgresses also The Law.  The Law, of course is GOD’s Law of Moses.  The word transgresses in Greek is POIEO, meaning that the person AGREED to transgress GOD’s Law.

And we are well aware that sin has grown into a world of evil.  And it is sin that will move GOD to destroy this earth and few people will be left.  The sin of transgressing GOD’s Laws, changing His Ordinances and breaking His Everlasting Covenant, His Word and His Law that is committed throughout the world that will bring on Messiah’s return to establish His Messianic Kingdom in Israel that will be like the Garden of Eden.  ISAIAH 13.9-11, ISAIAH 26.19-21, ISAIAH 24.4-6, JOEL 2.1-3

2 JOHN 9-10   Messiah Yeshua, or the Jesus Christ of The Bible is GOD Almighty.  There is only One GOD, NOT three distinct and separate gods as explained in the trinity.  That is polytheism.  The belief in many gods.  Messiah Yeshua, or the Jesus Christ of The Bible is The One GOD Of Creation, John 1.3.  Messiah Yeshua is The Father, The Son, The Spirit, and The Holy Spirit, and much, much more.  And for that reason, whosoever transgresses the doctrine of Messiah willfully violates the doctrine of GOD, His  Laws and Commandments that are written in the Law of Moses for all mankind to live by.  And GOD’s Laws are irrevocable, unbreakable, and binding to all people.  DEUTERONOMY 6.4, MARK 12.29, ISAIAH 9.6, HEBREW BIBLE, ISAIAH 9.5, ELOHIM

And those who do not receive this doctrine, John says, Don’t even let them into your house, or bid them shalom.

Living a life of disobedience to GOD brings GOD’s anger into our personal life.  Life becomes filled with troubles, and failures, and poor health.  And most people can’t understand why.  But on the other hand, obedience to GOD brings blessings, prosperity, and good success into our life.  JOSHUA 1.7-9

How can the person who claims faith in Jesus Christ have forgiveness of their sins and reconciliation with GOD, and blessings, when he or she continues to sin by disobeying GOD?  It’s not possible.  And no, GOD never said anywhere that he has abolished His Law.  That teaching is from man, the work of satan.                ISAIAH 51.6-8

GOD’s righteousness is forever.  That is, GOD’s justice,  prosperity, and His Laws are forever.  HEBREWS 13.8

Many people believe that when they answer an altar call and go to the front of the Church and receive Jesus Christ into their hearts as their LORD and Savior, they are immediately saved and have a reserved seat in Heaven.  Not so fast.  Yes, your sins are forgiven.  Messiah is your Atonement, and that is a time to rejoice.  But your belief in Messiah Yeshua is just the beginning of your walk with GOD.  Paul teaches, we must work out our own Salvation with fear and trembling.  Philippians 2.12.  We must work out our own Salvation by living our life for GOD in obedience to His Word, and His Laws and Commandments.  Knowing there is only One GOD, and loving The LORD your GOD with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.  And GOD says,  And these Words which I command you this day shall be in your heart.  GOD’s Words that should be in your heart are His Laws, His Commandments, His Decrees, and His Promises.  Those are the Words that should be in your heart.  DEUTERONOMY 6.4-6, HEBREWS 10.16-17

When we believe in Messiah Yeshua, we believe in GOD Almighty, because Messiah Yeshua is GOD Almighty.  And when we believe in GOD, we have confidence in Him, in His Existence, His Truth, and Reliability.  And we have faith in GOD.  Faith is not only having confidence and trust in The LORD, but faith also requires obedience to The LORD, to His Teachings, His Doctrines, His Laws and His Commandments that are all written in The Law of Moses.

Abraham is an excellent example of believing in GOD and having faith in The Almighty.  Abraham demonstrated his belief and faith in The LORD GOD by his obedience to The LORD his GOD.      GENESIS 15.7, GENESIS 26.3-5

And Abraham saw GOD.  He saw The Messiah Yeshua Face to face as did Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and others.  GENESIS 17.1, GENESIS 18.1

Peter teaches us in The New Testament what we must do from the moment we believe in Yeshua.   Work out our own Salvation.   And that is a world of change.

Fifty days after Messiah’s death, when the day of Pentecost came, or in Hebrew, The Festival of Shavuot, Messiah’s Disciples were gathered together at someone’s home.  And suddenly, The Bible says, there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the house where they were sitting.  And they saw what looked like tongues of fire.  And they sat upon each of the Disciples.  And the Disciples were all filled with The Holy Spirit and they began to speak in different languages as The Spirit gave them the ability.

And because it was The Festival of Shavuot, that is Pentecost, there were many religious Jews who came to Jerusalem from all over the world for The Festival.  And using today’s modern names, they came from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Judaea, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Libya, North Africa, and Rome.  Jews and converts to Judaism.  Jews from the Greek islands, and Jews from Arabia.

And when this mighty sound from Heaven was heard, many of these Jewish people, some 3,000, came to the house.  And they were confused because each one heard the Disciples of Messiah speaking in their own language, Farsi, Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Italian, and Greek.  And they were all amazed and marveled saying, How is this possible?  Aren’t all these people who are speaking in our language Galileans?  How is it that we hear them speaking in our language the wonderful works of GOD?  And they were amazed and in doubt.  What does this mean, they asked each other?  And some thought they were drunk.

But Peter stood up, standing with the other eleven Disciples.  Peter is Jewish as were all Messiah’s Disciples.  Peter’s given Hebrew name is Shimon.  And he spoke boldly to these Jewish people.  You men of Judaea, and all of you who are staying in Jerusalem, hear what I have to say.  These men aren’t drunk as you think.  It’s only nine in the morning.  And Peter preached the word of GOD to them, teaching these Jewish people about their Jewish Messiah, Yeshua Ha Mashiakh.  His mighty works and miracles, and signs that He did in their very presence that only GOD is able to do.

And Peter said, Messiah was delivered to death by the will of GOD.  GOD ordained it.  And GOD raised him up, and freed him from the suffering of death because it was not possible that death should take hold of him.  For David spoke about Messiah Yeshua, saying, I have set The LORD always  before me because He is at my right hand that I shall not be moved.  Therefore my heart rejoices, my whole being is alive, and my body rests secure.  For You will not abandon me to hell, or let Your Holy One see decay.  You will show me the path of life.  In Your Presence is fullness of joy.  At Your right Hand are pleasures forevermore.  Those words are from Psalm 16.8-11.

Men and brethren, Peter said, I can say to you frankly that the patriarch David died and was buried.  His tomb is with us to this day.  Therefore being a prophet and knowing that GOD had sworn with an oath that one of his descendants would sit on his throne, David was speaking in prophesy about the resurrection of The Messiah Yeshua.  That is He Who was not abandoned in hell, and Whose flesh did not decay.  GOD raised up this Yeshua, and we are all witnesses of it.

Therefore being exalted to the right hand of GOD, Psalm 110.1, GOD has poured out His Holy Spirit which you both see and hear.  Therefore let all the House Of Israel know that GOD has made this Yeshua Who was killed on a stake both LORD and Messiah.

Now when the Jewish people heard this, they were all pained in their hearts, and they said to Peter and the other Jewish apostles, what shall we do?  And Peter said to them, REPENT, and be immersed in water, every one of you in The Name of The Messiah Yeshua for the forgiveness of your sins.  And you shall receive The Holy Spirit.  For the promise is to you and your children, and to all that are far off, even as many as The LORD shall call.  And with many other words, Peter testified and encouraged them.  And he said, save yourselves from this corrupt generation.

So those who received what Peter said were immersed in water, that is baptized.  And there were added to Messiah’s Disciples about 3,000 Jewish people from all over the world.  And they continued faithfully in the doctrine of the Jewish apostles to believe in The Jewish Messiah Yeshua for atonement, and be obedient to GOD’s Laws and Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses.  And they continued in fellowship, and breaking bread, and in prayers.        ACTS 2.37-42

So what was the purpose of this message from Peter?  Yes, certainly to get those Jewish people saved, to turn them to GOD and to their Messiah Yeshua.  But Peter’s message is also for us today, to teach us the truth about Messiah Yeshua.  About Salvation and Deliverance from our sins.  How to live a Righteous life for GOD.  Having GOD as our GOD, and how we become His People.  How to love GOD correctly by obeying Him, and inheriting Eternal Life in The Millennium that will be like the Garden of Eden, and to continue our life in Heaven forever.  And we are not learning the truth today because the truth is not taught about Yeshua The Messiah. The truth is not taught about Salvation, or Atonement, or Repentance, or Eternal Life.

Let’s examine what Peter told those Jewish people when they asked, What shall we do?  ACTS 2.37-38

The first word out of Peter’s mouth was REPENT!

Repentance is a world of change for everyone, for Jewish people and non-Jewish people.  And yes, Repentance is necessary for Salvation.

Yeshua commands us to repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, He said.  Without true repentance, we do not have The Kingdom of GOD Who is GOD Almighty,The Messiah Yeshua.  And without true repentance, we do not have Eternal Life in Heaven.  MATTHEW 4.17

Without true repentance, we will perish, Yeshua said.  LUKE 13.3, 5

And repentance is for everyone, Jewish and non-Jewish people.  Yeshua said that as well.  LUKE 24.47

Repentance is a lifelong work, because falling back into sin causes the loss of Salvation.  HEBREWS 6.4-6

But it is the goodness of GOD that leads us to repentance.  ROMANS 2.4

And repentance, true repentance is necessary for Salvation.                 2 CORINTHIANS 7.10

So what is true repentance?  What is the repentance that GOD commands of us?  We can read of GOD’s repentance in EZEKIEL 18.20-24

The person that sins, GOD says, will die.  Meaning, the person who CONTINUES TO DISOBEY GOD, any of GOD’s Laws and any of GOD’s Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses will die.

And this is GOD’s doctrine for repentance.  But if the wicked will turn, in Hebrew, Repent, if the wicked will Repent from all his sins that he or she has committed by disobeying GOD’s Laws and Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses, and does that which is lawful and right by obeying all GOD’s Laws and Commandments that are written in The Law of Moses, he or she will surely live, and not die.  That is GOD’s doctrine for repentance.

And the results of proper repentance in your life, along with your faith in Messiah Yeshua, GOD will cleanse you of your sins.  He will give you a new heart to obey Him, and He will give you a new Spirit which is The Holy Spirit because you obey Him.  GOD will remove your stony heart of stubbornness, and replace it with a heart of flesh to walk with GOD, to obey Him, and love Him.  And GOD will be your GOD, and you will be His people.  And you will be Saved.  You will come into The Age of Peace, The 1,000 year Millennium in Israel that will be like the Garden of Eden.  That is all the goodness of GOD Who leads you to repentance.  EZEKIEL 36.24-28

So yes, Repentance, the Repentance that GOD teaches is necessary for Salvation.

Shalom,  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader                                                                             


Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

These are the words spoken of Ira Weinstein when Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation immersed, that is baptized seven people August 31, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

3,400 years ago when The LORD delivered some 3 million Jewish People and a number of non-Jewish People out of Egypt after 400 years of slavery to bring them to the Promised Land, The Land of Israel.  And after GOD opened the Red Sea for the People to cross on dry ground, GOD led them into the Wilderness of Sinai to camp at the foot of Mt. Sinai.  And The LORD called Moses up into Mt. Sinai where GOD gave Moses the Ten Commandments.  And GOD also showed Moses a vision.  The vision was the Tabernacle, the portable Jewish Temple.  And in that vision of the Tabernacle, GOD showed Moses the Ark of the Covenant, The Menorah which is the seven branch candelabra, the Altar and other furnishings for the Tabernacle that included a Laver of brass, or a Basin with water.  That Basin with water was for the Jewish Priests to wash their hands and their feet before they entered the Tabernacle or when they came to the Altar to offer sacrifices to The LORD.  It was a sign that the Priests were clean of their sins.  And GOD said it was a Statute forever that they wash and not die.

Today we will continue GOD’s Commandment of Immersion in water because GOD sees these Special People who are being immersed today, or baptized as Priests of The Most High, Rev. 5.10.  Judaism calls this immersion Mikveh.  Christianity calls it Baptism.  We immerse these Special People who have received The Jewish Messiah Yeshua, Jesus as a sign that they believe in Messiah Yeshua, and have atonement through His death, and have repented and turned from their sins of breaking GOD’s Laws, The Law of Moses, and have turned to GOD and obey His Law of Moses along with their faith in Messiah Yeshua.  That is Biblical Teaching.  And that is Biblical faith in The GOD of Israel.  That is Biblical Salvation.  And that is Eternal Life in Heaven.

And I will ask these Special People who are being immersed in water today a few questions.  Hopefully their answers will be yes.

First, Do you believe that Messiah Yeshua is The One GOD of Creation and The Promised Messiah to the Jewish People and all Mankind?

Do you believe His Sacrificial Death is for your atonement, the forgiveness of all your sins?

Do you believe that you Must Repent and turn from all your sins of breaking GOD’s Laws, His Law of Moses, and Turn to GOD and obey His Law of Moses?

Then I will immerse them into The Name of The Messiah Yeshua Who is The One GOD, The GOD of Israel.  He is The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.                                                       



Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  This morning our teaching from The Torah, The Law of Moses will come from Leviticus 4.1-20, and the Title of our Message is,  When And By Whom Were GOD’s Laws Called The Law Of Moses?

So with that said, let’s read Leviticus 4.1-20.

LEVITICUS 4.1-3  Again, these words were spoken by GOD Almighty directly to Moses Face to face in the Tabernacle in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Holy of Holies, above the Mercy Seat which is the lid that covers the Ark of the Covenant, from between the Two Cherubim which are on the Mercy Seat on the Ark of the Covenant, behind the Veil in the Sanctuary during Israel’s forty year journey to the Promised Land, the land of Israel, from the time of the Exodus when The LORD delivered the Children of Israel out of Egypt 3,400 years ago.  LEVITICUS 1.1, EXODUS 25.21-22

All the words that GOD spoke to Moses during those forty years in the wilderness, to the time Moses died, are GOD’s Laws, Statutes and Commandments for Israel and all Mankind to live by.  LEVITICUS 24.22

DEUTERONOMY 32.1  GOD’S Laws are not only for the Jewish People and all the world, but GOD’s Laws are also for the Heavens, for GOD Himself and the Angels to obey.

I have a question.  When in The Bible were GOD’s Laws called The Law of Moses, and who was the first to call GOD’s Laws The Law of Moses?  The answer.  GOD’s Laws, His Commandments, His Statutes, His Judgments, and Ordinances began to be called The Law of Moses when the Jewish People entered Canaan that GOD renamed Israel after the Children of Israel left Egypt in the Exodus.  And GOD’s Laws were first called The Law of Moses by Joshua.  JOSHUA 8.30-35

Joshua’s name in Hebrew is YEH’HO’SHUA meaning Yehovah Saved.  The Messiah Yeshua’s Name comes from Yeh’ho’shua, Joshua, and Yeshua’s Name in Hebrew means Deliverance, Salvation, Saved, Victory, Aid, Prosperity, and Health.

Let’s look at a few Scripture Verses that among other things teach us that when we live our lives according to GOD’s Laws, The Law of Moses, life is better.  DEUTERONOMY 4.1-8, 35-40

GOD promises us a better life when we are obedient to His Law of Moses.  GOD promises you that you will possess and inherit the Land of Israel.  For us, that means we will inherit the Land of Israel in the Millennium, the Age Of Peace among the Jewish People, among the Tribes of Israel.  When you are obedient to The Law of Moses, GOD will give you wisdom and understanding.  And GOD will be near you when you call upon Him, and you will be righteous.  And He has chosen you and will drive your enemies from you.  And you will know there is ONLY ONE GOD.

JOSHUA 1.1-9  When you observe to do according to all that is written in The Law of Moses, you will prosper wherever you go, and you will have good success, and The LORD your GOD will be with you wherever you go.  And The LORD your GOD will never fail you nor forsake you when you obey GOD’s Law of Moses along with your faith in Messiah Yeshua.

EZEKIEL 47.21-23  In the days of the 1,000 year Millennium, the Age Of Peace, you will inherit the land of Israel among the Jewish People, among the Tribes of Israel.

These are just some of the blessing for obeying GOD’s Law of Moses along with your faith in Messiah Yeshua.

LEVITICUS 4.2  What is sin?  The LORD explains in this Verse what sin is.  Sin is disobeying any of the Commandments of The LORD.  Sin is disobeying any of GOD’s Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  1 John 3.4.

When King Saul sinned by disobeying GOD’s command that was given to him by the Prophet Samuel, The LORD removed Saul from being King over Israel.  1 SAMUEL 15.1-35

VERSE 23  “You have rejected The Word of The LORD.”  Rejected in Hebrew is MAH’AHS’TA which also means reprobate.  Being reprobate is rejecting GOD’s Commandments.  Being reprobate is disobeying GOD’s Law of Moses.

Continue from Verse 24.

LEVITICUS 4.20  Of course there are no sacrifices today because it is not lawful to sacrifice animals when there is no Temple in Jerusalem.  That is the purpose of Messiah Yeshua’s death, to make atonement for our souls.  LEVITICUS 17.8-9, ISAIAH 53.10

The routine teaching today for atonement, the typical doctrine we hear for the forgiveness of our sins through Jesus Christ does not produce atonement.  Why?  Because atonement for the forgiveness of sins is only accomplished by doing it GOD’s Way.  What do I mean?  GOD NEVER taught Israel, or the Gentiles, or the Church that now that you have atonement through the death and shed blood of Jesus Christ, you eliminate The Law of Moses.  GOD NEVER taught that nonsense.  No where in the Bible.  Not even in one verse of Scripture in The Bible.  But man teaches that lie every day.

Atonement is accomplished only by belief in The Messiah Yeshua, and living by all GOD’s Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  That is GOD’s Way for atonement.  There is no other way.  That is the teaching of The GOD of Creation.  ISAIAH 56.6-7

This teaching from The LORD GOD is directed to the person who is not Jewish although His instructions are the same for Jewish People.  To join yourself to The LORD, and to serve Him, to love The Name of The LORD; His Name is Yehovah and Yeshua.  The LORD has other great Names.  To be His servants, everyone that keeps The Sabbath on Saturday from polluting it by not ignoring GOD’s Sabbath, and by not disobeying it, and takes hold of GOD’s Covenant.  That is strongly obeying GOD’s Words and Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  Even them will GOD bring to His Holy mountain in The Millennium, the Age of Peace.  And GOD will make you joyful in His House of Prayer, His Temple.  And listen to this.  Your burnt offerings and your sacrifices will be accepted upon GOD’s altar.  Today, that means your atonement in Messiah Yeshua will be accepted by GOD because you do what GOD asks of you.  For GOD’s House shall be called a House of Prayer for all people.  That is GOD’s Way for atonement.  Atonement will only be accepted by GOD when you believe in The Messiah Yeshua and obey all His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.  And that is The Word of GOD.

LEVITICUS 4.20-21  A sin offering is a young bullock, or a young bull without any imperfections that was brought to The Tabernacle or Temple by the sinning person, and the animal was killed before The LORD.  And the Priest took of its blood and brought it to The Tabernacle, or Temple, and sprinkled the blood seven times before the Veil of the Sanctuary.  And the priest put some of the blood upon the horns of the Altar of sweet incense and poured all the blood of the bull at the bottom of the altar of burnt offering.  The fat and other parts of the bull for the sin offering were removed, and the priest burned them upon the Altar of burnt offering.  And the whole bullock was carried off outside the camp, or outside the community to a clean place where the ashes were poured out.  Atonement was made for the sinner by the sin offering of the bull.  Yeshua The Messiah was killed outside the gate.  That is outside the entrance to Jerusalem.  HEBREWS 13.12

I read these words the other day in Hebrews.  Follow peace with everyone, and Holiness, without which no man shall see The LORD.  That is, For one who is not Holy will not see The LORD.  And the last verse of the chapter reads, for our GOD is a consuming fire.  HEBREWS 12.14, 29

Personally, I always thought that the original written language of The New Testament is Hebrew and not Greek.  All who wrote The New Testament are Jewish, not Greek.  Their mother tongue was Hebrew, and I doubt very much if many of these Jewish writers spoke Greek, let alone wrote it.  Perhaps Paul whose name is Saul had a handle on Greek being born in Tarsus in today’s Turkey.  Paul is Jewish, and like all the writers of The New Testament, along with Yeshua The Messiah and His disciples, they were and are Jewish.  They never converted to Christianity.  They remained Jewish and all followed Torah, The Law of Moses as Messiah Yeshua taught them. And later Paul taught Torah.  I think the original Hebrew manuscript of The New Testament is hidden somewhere in secret.

Back to the words in Hebrews, “For one who is not Holy will not see The LORD”.  Holy or Holiness in Hebrew is KODESH.  The easiest way to explain Holiness is that GOD wants us to be Holy for The LORD our GOD is Holy.  LEVITICUS 19.1-2, 1 PETER 1.14-16

And GOD explains what Holiness is in DEUTERONOMY 32.1-4

VERSE 4 explains Holiness, GOD’s Holiness.  And the Holiness GOD wants for us.  GOD is the Rock.  He is solid, and we can always rely on Him.  And people should be able to rely on us, especially when we give them our word.  Our word is our promise.  GOD’s Ways are perfect according to His Laws.  Our work should always be  according to GOD’s Laws.  All GOD’s Ways are judgment.  That is, all GOD’s Ways are according to His Law of Moses.  Our ways should also be according to GOD’s Law of Moses.  He is a GOD of Truth without iniquity.  There is no sin in Him.  He never breaks His Laws.  And we should strive for that.  GOD is just and right according to His Laws, as we should be just and right according to GOD’s Laws.  Messiah Yeshua said, Be therefore perfect even as your Father, which is in Heaven is perfect.  Matthew 5.48.  That is Holiness.  That is being Holy.

Can we be exactly like GOD?  We can certainly try in all earnestness because The Bible says, For one who is not Holy will not see The LORD.  Paul teaches, I can do all things through Messiah Who strengthens me.  GOD gives us the power.  And GOD gives us the power to obey Him.  PHILLIPIANS 4.13

GOD gave us a New Covenant.  A Covenant of GOD is His Commitment that He has made with Israel.  And The New Covenant that GOD gave to Israel is for all  Mankind.  In a number of GOD’s Covenants, GOD Commits to do something, and we also Commit to do something with relation to His Covenant.  Such is The New Covenant.  GOD’s Commitment is to give us Messiah Yeshua Who is The New Covenant.  And GOD puts His Law of Moses in our hearts and minds TO OBEY.  Evidence that GOD’S Law, His Law of Moses is in your heart is that you obey God. You obey His Law of Moses.  And GOD will be your GOD, and you will be His people.  And GOD will forgive your iniquity, and remember your sin no more.


As Hebrews teaches, For one who is not Holy will not see The LORD.  And as John writes, the Commandments of GOD, that is His Law of Moses, is not difficult.  1 JOHN 5.3

However there is a huge problem today that surrounds us.  Something like the time of Adam and Eve when the serpent satan tricked them into disobeying GOD by eating what GOD told them not to eat.  GOD’s Law of Moses is no harder to obey than not eating from a tree that GOD says don’t eat from that tree.  And believing in Yeshua The Messiah is not as hard as passing a third grade math question, 2+5+8=15.  But as King Saul said to Samuel after the King sinned against GOD, he said, I sinned against GOD because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.  1 Samuel 15.24.  People mostly sin against GOD because they fear people and obey their voice.

Example.  There’s a commentary from a prominent Christian commentator on the words of Jeremiah 31.31-34, about The New Covenant.  And I would say that most Christianity follows this teaching.  His commentary teaches that the New Covenant is unconditional.  Meaning Christians do not have to do anything to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Christians do not have to do anything, especially they do not have to obey GOD’s Law of Moses that GOD put in their hearts and minds when they came to belief in Jesus.  Christians do not have to obey GOD for GOD to be their GOD, and for Christians to be GOD’s people.  And GOD will forgive their iniquity and remember their sins no more.  There are no conditions for Christians in Christian doctrine except to believe in Jesus Christ.  That is laughable because GOD said concerning His New Covenant, Yeshua The Messiah, I will put My Law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts.  Jeremiah 31.33.  GOD has a reason to put His Law in your heart and mind when you came to faith in Messiah Yeshua.  That reason is to obey Him.  POSSESSING THE NEW COVENANT, YESHUA THE MESSIAH, IS CONDITIONAL UPON YOU OBEYING GOD’S LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.               MATTHEW 7.21-23.

So for my part in teaching The Jewish Messiah Yeshua and GOD’s Law of Moses, I think on the words GOD spoke to Ezekiel in EZEKIEL 3.18-21

I feel it is my responsibility to teach The Word of GOD as GOD teaches The New Covenant in Jeremiah 31.31-34.  GOD has given The New Covenant Who is Messiah Yeshua to Israel and all Mankind.  And when we believe in Messiah Yeshua, GOD puts His Law in our minds and hearts TO OBEY.  And as a result of believing in Messiah Yeshua, and living by GOD’s Law of Moses, GOD will be your GOD, and you will be His people, and GOD will forgive your iniquity and remember your sin no more.  That is Salvation, and that is Eternal Life.  That is GOD’s Way.

Shalom.  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader