Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation
P.O. BOX 335761
N. Las Vegas, NV. 89031
Shalom. Our study this morning from Torah, GOD’S Law of Moses, focuses on sexual crimes, and that the LORD GOD has separated His People from other people to be His.
Because of sexual crimes, GOD pronounces severe punishment against the guilty. Some are sentenced to death by GOD. Burning by fire is pronounced by The LORD for another crime. Others are cut off from their people which for most sexual crimes is death.
But if the guilty repent and turn to The LORD GOD Ha Shem Yeshua The Messiah for atonement of their sins that he or she has committed against The LORD by violating any of His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses in the first five Books of The Bible, and turn to GOD and keep all His Statutes that are written in The Law of Moses, and do that which is lawful and right, that person will surely live. He or she will not die.
That was the primary purpose of Messiah Yeshua’s first coming 2,000 years ago, to give His Life for us. To be our Atonement to all who believe. And to put His Law of Moses in our heart to do them. And for GOD to be our GOD, and we His People. Isaiah 53.10, Numbers 5.5-6, 1 John 3.4, Ezekiel 18.21-24, Jeremiah 31.31-34
The latter part of our study focuses on The LORD OUR GOD WHO has separated His Jewish People from other people to be His. And that along with the non-Jewish People who live their life as Messiah Yeshua says, By every Word that proceeds out of the Mouth of GOD.
You also are His. Matthew 4.4, Luke 4.4, Deuteronomy 8.3
So with that said, hold onto your hats and we will read Leviticus 20.11-27. Our study comes from GOD’S Laws that He has decreed for all mankind to do, to live by, and obey.
SO LET’S READ LEVITICUS 20.11-27.
LEVITICUS 20.11 To uncover one’s nakedness means having unlawful sexual relations with that person. The crime is a man lying with his father’s wife. The term to uncover one’s nakedness is a standard for incest, having sexual relations with a close relative. GOD’S sentence is death to both the man and the woman. Unless they repent and turn to The Messiah Yeshua for Atonement.
LEVITICUS 20.12 If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death. They have committed incest and have violated GOD’S Law. Their blood shall be upon them, GOD says. They have brought their punishment upon themselves.
By The Law of Moses is the knowledge of sin. Romans 3.20. Belief in Messiah Yeshua brings Atonement. Isaiah 53.10. Atonement must be followed with repentance. Acts 2.37-38.
Atonement and repentance are gifts of GOD available to everyone.
LEVITICUS 20.13 GOD decrees that the act of homosexuality is an abomination that results in the death of both parties, handed down by GOD.
Homosexuality is sexual intercourse with a person of one’s own sex. It is an abomination to GOD.
Gay marriage results in the death penalty for both parties. The sentence is handed down from GOD.
The Supreme Court decision on making gay marriage legal nationwide in the United States will result in the death penalty to both parties handed down from GOD. That is a judgment from GOD ALMIGHTY for violating His Law..
President Obama saying that gay marriage is a big step toward equality is but a big step toward the death sentence to both parties handed down by The GOD Of Creation.
Our President of the United States should support and defend The Word of GOD rather than reject it.
GOD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of their sin, especially the sin of homosexuality. Not only did GOD destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, and the entire region, He killed everyone living in those cities except Lot the nephew of Abraham, and Lot’s two daughters, and his wife. But because his wife disobeyed the Commandment and looked back in curiosity at the destruction, she also died. GENESIS 19.1-5, 13-15, 23-29, Romans 1.18, 24-28
(Genesis 19.5) That we may know them means, that we may have sex with them.
(Genesis 19.25) GOD annihilated Sodom and Gomorrah, and the entire region and all who lived there.
(ROMANS 1.18) Ungodliness and unrighteousness are the same. Disobedience to GOD by violating His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.
Homosexuality is the result of disobeying GOD.
(Romans 1.28) A reprobate mind is a mind that is disobedient to GOD and His Law of Moses. 1 SAMUEL 15.23
1 SAMUEL 15.23 The word Rejected in Hebrew, as in, You have rejected the Word Of God, is MAH’AHS meaning reprobate.
Rejecting The Word of The LORD is a reprobate mind.
Homosexuality can ONLY be cured by GOD through faith in The Messiah Yeshua for the forgiveness of their sins, and turning to GOD, repenting of all their sins that they have committed, and obeying GOD and all His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.
Sin is violating any Law that is written in The Law of Moses. NUMBERS 5.5-6, 1 JOHN 3.4
Homosexuality is a sin against GOD. LEVITICUS 18.22, LEVITICUS 20.13
And that person will live through atonement in Messiah and repentance. And the guilty putting an end to all their sins. He or she will live and not die.
LEVITICUS 20.14 If a man takes a wife and her mother, or if a man marries both the woman and her mother, it is wickedness, The LORD says. They shall be burnt with fire, both he and them that there be no wickedness among you, GOD says.
LEVITICUS 20.15-16 If a man lies with a beast, he shall be put to death, and the beast killed also. If a woman approaches any beast to mate with it, both the woman and the beast shall be killed.
The Bible says, Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is near. Meaning, turn to Messiah Yeshua for Atonement, and Repent by turning to THE LORD GOD, forsaking all your sins and living in obedience to all GOD’S Statutes that are written in The Law of Moses. MATTHEW 3.2, EZEKIEL 18.21-24
LEVITICUS 20.17 If a man takes his sister, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter for the purpose of sexual relations, it is a wicked thing, GOD says. They shall be cut off in the sight of their people. That is a death sentence handed down by GOD.
hell and destruction are before those who commit any of these abominations.
But Atonement and Repentance are available to everyone from The LORD GOD. They are gifts from The LORD to choose life and live.
LEVITICUS 20.18 If a man lies with a woman, even his wife, having her menstrual period, both shall be cut off from their people. Meaning, I believe, excommunicated, or banished from their people.
Many need to confess their sins to The LORD. For GOD is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. And then go and sin no more. 1 John 1.9, John 8.11
LEVITICUS 20.19 You shall not have sexual relations with your mother’s sister or your father’s sister. They shall bear their iniquity.
LEVITICUS 20.20 If a man lies with his uncle’s wife, they will bear their sin. They will die childless. The childless person’s line is thereby made extinct.
LEVITICUS 20.21 If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing. They shall be childless.
John The Baptizer was a Jewish man who lived by Torah, The Law of Moses. And he told Herod, the Roman Governor of the Galilee, It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife for your wife. MATTHEW 14.1-4
Most Jewish People, and I believe most Christians think that all the writers of The New Testament, and Jesus, and His Disciples and Apostles, and John The Baptist were all Christians. They were not Christians. They are all Jewish. And they lived by Torah, The Law of Moses, except, I assume Judas Iscariot.
LEVITICUS 20.22 The first twenty-one verses of this Chapter are devoted to molech worship and sexual crimes, and the punishment prescribed by GOD for doing those abominations that GOD abhors and the people that do them. Therefore, GOD says, You shall keep all My Statutes, and all My Judgments and do them that the land where I bring you to live in does not vomit you out.
This commandment, as all GOD’S Commandments, is for all humanity to do them. Isaiah 43.10
The foundation of our teaching here at Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation is belief in Messiah Yeshua for atonement. MESSIAH YESHUA IS HA SHEM, GOD ALMIGHTY. And obedience to all GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses in the first five books of The Bible. And to know and believe that there is only ONE GOD. AND YESHUA THE MESSIAH IS THAT ONE GOD. YESHUA THE MESSIAH IS GOD. HE IS THE FATHER, THE SON, THE MESSIAH, THE SPIRIT AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND SO MUCH MORE. MESSIAH YESHUA IS ELOHIM.
And after being in this Work for twenty years, I understand what Messiah means when He says, “Many are called but few are chosen.” MATTHEW 22.14
Much of the world believe in GOD. But few are chosen by GOD. The few who are chosen believe in Messiah Yeshua for Atonement, and try their very best to obey all His Law of Moses. They don’t reject it. And the few who are chosen know and believe that there is only ONE GOD and Yeshua The Messiah is that ONE GOD. The few don’t reject that either. All the others who are called reject Biblical Truth in one form or another. The called are invited by GOD, but the chosen are the elect of GOD, chosen for Eternal Life with THE LORD GOD in Heaven forever.
The few do and try to keep all GOD’S Statutes and Judgments. The many don’t. Thus many are called, but few are chosen.
LEVITICUS 20.23 All these sexual crimes, every one of them was committed by the Canaanites whom The LORD destroyed by the hand of the Children Of Israel because of all their abominations against The LORD GOD of Israel.
Do not walk in the manners of the Canaanites which I cast out before you, The LORD GOD says. Therefore I abhorred them.
LEVITICUS 20.24 The Jewish People have been given the Land of Israel as an inheritance from GOD forever.
And GOD has separated the Jewish People from other people to be His.
No nuclear deal with Iran will ever change that. The nations will disappear, but Israel and the Jewish People will remain before The LORD forever. Along with all those non-Jewish People who are chosen. Genesis 17.7-8, Isaiah 66.22, Matthew 22.14
LEVITICUS 20.25 Part of living for GOD is eating only those foods that are lawful. And not eating anything that is unlawful.
Eating what is not lawful, GOD SAYS, will make your soul abominable to The LORD YOUR GOD.
To belong to THE LORD GOD and to be HIS, separated from other people, You must live by all GOD’S Laws written in Torah.
Clean and unclean animals and birds are written in GOD’S Law in Leviticus 11, and Deuteronomy 14.
This Law and all GOD’S Laws stand forever. They never change nor do they end. Isaiah 40.8, 1 Peter 1.25.
The day is fast approaching when GOD will gather all the nations led by satan against Jerusalem to battle.
And GOD will destroy those nations because they thought to change GOD’S times and laws.
Because the nations have transgressed GOD’S Laws, changed His ordinances, and broken the everlasting Covenant; The Everlasting Word Of GOD.
Because the rulers of those nations take counsel together against THE LORD and against His Anointed, The Messiah Yeshua to reject His teachings written in The Bible.
Therefore the curse will devour the earth and few will be left.
But Israel, The Jewish People, not all, and the non-Jewish People chosen by GOD will remain forever before The LORD throughout eternity in Heaven. DANIEL 7.15-27, ISAIAH 24.4-6, PSALM 2
(DANIEL 7) The Saints are the Jewish People. Saint in Hebrew means Holy One. VERSE 27 All Jewish People and Gentiles chosen by GOD will serve and obey THE LORD THEIR GOD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA . Along with those Gentiles who have blessed the Jewish People. GENESIS 12.3, MATTHEW 25.31-46
LEVITICUS 20.26 GOD commands His People to be Holy to The LORD for The LORD GOD IS HOLY.
And GOD has separated the Jewish People from other people to be His. Along with the non-Jewish People who are Torah Observant and believe in The Jewish Messiah Yeshua.
Holy means being set apart, living by every Word, Law, and Statute of GOD written in The Bible, and having Atonement in Messiah Yeshua. You have been separated by GOD from other people to be His.
LEVITICUS 20.27 The man or woman who has a familiar spirit that consults with the dead, or is a wizard who practices magic arts, and are sorcerers that deal with evil spirits will surely be put to death by GOD. Unless they turn to The Messiah Yeshua for Atonement. And repent and live by every Law, Teaching and Instruction of GOD written in The Law of Moses in the first five Books of The Bible. They will surely live and not die.
ATONEMENT AND REPENTANCE ARE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE. THEY ARE GIFTS FROM THE LORD YOUR GOD.
Shalom. Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader