Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  Our teaching this morning will come from Numbers 2.1-9.  And again our study will cover the entire Chapter.  And the title of our message is, THE LORD IS A MAN OF WAR.

So with that said, let’s read Numbers 2.1-9.

GOD’s blueprint for the Children of Israel places the Tabernacle in the center of the camp surrounded by the twelve tribes in military style.  The Levites circled the Tabernacle to protect it.  And The LORD assigned each tribe a specific position with regard to the Tabernacle.  Three tribes were placed to the east of the Tabernacle, three tribes to the south of the Tabernacle.  Three tribes west, and three tribes to the north of the Tabernacle.  All at a distance, far off from the Tabernacle.  But the tribe of Levi surrounded the Tabernacle close by.

The tribe of Joseph was divided into his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh to reach the number of twelve tribes, plus the tribe of Levi.

NUMBERS 2.1-2  The central position of the Tabernacle, called in Hebrew MISHKAN, for the Dwelling Place of The LORD GOD, was in the center of all the tribes camped in their tents.

Every person camped in their tents under the banner of their father’s house.  Those in the tribe of Reuben camped under the banner of Reuben.  Those in the tribe of Judah camped in their tents under the banner of Judah, and so on.

NUMBERS 2.3-4  The tribe of Judah camped in the front of the Tabernacle on the east side toward the rising of the sun.  The captain of the tribe of Judah was Nashon the son of Amminadab.  And the army of Judah totaled 74,600 fighting men of war.

It is thought that because Judah is the father of the house of David, and the future son of David, The Messiah Yeshua, and that David’s Kingdom and his Throne will be established forever, and that Judah was called a lion when his father Jacob prophesied the future of his twelve sons, and that a lion symbolizes kingship, that GOD honored the tribe of Judah by placing them at the front of the Tabernacle on the east.  GENESIS 49.9-10


I believe that Jacob’s prophesy about his son Judah means that the line of the Kings of Israel will come from the tribe of Judah.  That is to say, King David, followed in later years by The Messiah Yeshua Who is from the tribe of Judah will be King over all the earth.  Zechariah 14.9.

The Lawgiver is GOD, Ha Shem Yeshua, and His Law of Moses will never depart nor will it ever be removed.  Shiloh is another Name for Messiah.  And to Him will all the Jewish People and all Peoples gather.  The word Gather in Hebrew is YEE’KEH’HEH, meaning all the People will “Obey” Him.

2 SAMUEL 7.16  The House of David, that is his Dynasty as King, and the succession of kings that will descend from him.  And his kingdom where he reigns will be established by GOD forever.

Messiah Yeshua as a human being was born from the tribe of Judah.  He is the Son of David by title.  And He will reign over all the earth in The Kingdom of GOD on earth in Israel for 1,000 years in His true nature, GOD ALMIGHTY, Daniel 7.13.  And He will reign in Heaven forever.

MATTHEW 1.1  Messiah Yeshua is the Son of David, the son of Abraham.

NUMBERS 2.5-9  The tribes that camped next to the tribe of Judah in their tents at the front of the Tabernacle on the east were the tribes of Issachar and Zebulun.

The army of the tribe of Issachar totaled 54,400 men of war.  And the tribe of Zebulun had an army of 57,400 men of war.

 The three tribes of Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun under the command of the captain of Judah totaled 186,400 fighting men of war.  And they were to move out first at The LORD’S Command for the People and the Tabernacle to move forward.

NUMBERS 2.10-16  The tribe of Reuben camped in their tents on the south side of the Tabernacle.  And the army of Reuben totaled 46,500 men.  And the tribes that camped alongside them were the tribes of Simeon and Gad.  Simeon’s army totaled 59,300 fighting men of war.  The tribe of Gad totaled 45,650 fighting men of war.

And the three tribes of Reuben, Simeon, and Gad under the command of the captain of the tribe of Reuben had an army of 151,450 men of war.  And they were to move out second in rank at GOD’S command.

NUMBERS 2.17  When The LORD commanded the Children of Israel to move the Tabernacle forward to another location, the Levites were positioned at the center of the camp transporting the Tabernacle.  While the twelve tribes also journeyed forward at a distance from the Tabernacle.

NUMBERS 2.18-24  The LORD placed the tribe of Ephraim along with the tribes of Manasseh and Benjamin on the west side of the Tabernacle.  The army of Ephraim totaled 40,500.  The tribe of Manasseh had an army of 32,200.  And the tribe of Benjamin had an army of 35,400.

Under the command of the captain of Ephraim, the tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin totaled 108,100 men of war.  And they were to move out third in rank at The LORD’S command.

NUMBERS 2.25-31  GOD stationed the Tribe of Dan on the north side of the Tabernacle along with the tribes of Asher, and Naphtali.  The tribe of Dan had an army of 62,700 men.  The tribe of Asher had an army of 41,500, and the tribe of Naphtali had an army of 53,400.

And the three tribes of Dan, Asher, and Naphtali commanded by the captain of the tribe of Dan had an army of 157,600.  And they were to move out last in rank.

NUMBERS 2.32  The Israel Army under the command of GOD totaled 603,550.  EXODUS 15.3

NUMBERS 2.33-34  But the Levites were not numbered among the Children of Israel as The LORD commanded Moses.  And the Children of Israel did all that The LORD commanded Moses.  They positioned their armies according to their tribes and according to the command of GOD.  And they moved forward in formation as The LORD GOD of Israel commanded them.

That was the beginning of the IDF, The Israel Defense forces 3,400 years ago.  GOD’S army.  Yesterday and today.

I’m reminded of a battle that King Jehoshaphat was drawn into because he did something that greatly displeased The LORD GOD.  The Bible says that Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah (Southern Israel)  did that which was right in the sight of The LORD.

But Jehoshaphat’s mistake was to help the ungodly and love them that hate The LORD.

The one who was ungodly and hated The LORD was Ahab, the King of Israel (Northern Israel).  King Jehoshaphat helped and loved the evil, ungodly Ahab, King of Israel.  He helped him in a battle.  Ahab was killed in that battle, but Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah,  returned home in peace to Jerusalem.

But shortly after his alliance with Ahab, the armies of Moab, Ammon and others crossed into Israel to battle King Jehoshaphat.  2 CHRONICLES 20.31-32, 1 KINGS 16.29-33, 2 CHRONICLES 18.1-3, 2 CHRONICLES 19.1-3, 2 CHRONICLES 20.1-2

And Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah was told that the armies of Moab, Ammon and others, nations from today’s Jordan had crossed into Israel by the Dead Sea.  And Jehoshaphat was frightened, and he sought The LORD and proclaimed a fast throughout Judah.  And all Judah gathered themselves together to ask help of The LORD.  And they all came to seek The LORD GOD OF ISRAEL.

And Jehoshaphat stood in the Congregation of Judah and Jerusalem in The Temple before the new court.  And he said, O LORD OF OUR FATHERS,  are You not GOD in Heaven?  And do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the heathen?  And in Your Hand is there not Power and Might so that None is able to withstand You?  Are You not our GOD Who drove out the inhabitants of this Land before Your People Israel and gave it to the descendants of Abraham whom You love forever?

And Your People have dwelt in this Land and built You a Sanctuary for Your Name.  And we said, if when evil comes upon us as the sword, and judgment, or pestilence, or famine, and we stand before this House, and in Your Presence, for Your Name is in this House.  And when we cry unto You in our affliction, then You will hear and help.

And now look, the armies of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir whom You would not let the Children of Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt.  But they turned from them, and did not destroy them.  Look at how they reward us.  They seek to cast us out of Your Possession which You have given to us to inherit.

O GOD, will You not judge them for we have no might against this great army that comes against us.  And we don’t know what to do.  But our eyes are upon You.

And the Jewish People of Judah and Jerusalem stood before The LORD with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

And The Spirit of The LORD came upon Jahaziel, the son of Zechariah, the son of Beniah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph in the midst of the Congregation.

And he said, Listen to me all Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem.  And you King Jehoshaphat.  Thus saith The LORD to you, Do not be afraid or frightened because of this great army, for the battle is not yours, but GOD’S.

Tomorrow, go down before them.  They will come up by the cliff of Ziz and you will find them at the end of the brook before the wilderness of Jeruel.

You will not need to fight in the battle.  Set yourselves and stand still and see the Salvation of The LORD with you O Judah and Jerusalem.  Fear not nor be afraid.  Tomorrow, go out against them for The LORD will be with you.

And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground.  And all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before The LORD and worshipped Him.

And the Levites stood up to praise The LORD GOD OF ISRAEL with loud voices.

And they rose early in the morning, and Jehoshaphat and his army went forth to the wilderness of Tekoa.  And as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me O Judah, and all you inhabitants of Jerusalem.  Believe in The LORD your GOD.  So will you be established.  Believe in His prophets, so you will prosper.

And when Jehoshaphat consulted with the People, he appointed singers to The LORD that they should praise the beauty of Holiness AS THEY WENT BEFORE THE ARMY.  And say, Praise The LORD for His mercy endures forever.

And when they began to sing and praise, The LORD set ambushes against the armies of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir who were marching against Judah.  But they were routed and killed.  For the armies of Ammon and Moab turned against the armies of Mount Seir and utterly killed and destroyed them.  And when they had made an end of the army of Mount Seir, they turned on each other, and they destroyed each other.

And when the armies of Judah came toward the watchtower, they looked to the enemy and they were all dead bodies fallen to the ground.  And none escaped.  And when Jehoshaphat and his army came to take away the spoils of them, they found so much in abundance among them, both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away.  And it took them three days in gathering the spoil, it was so much.

And in the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley, and they blessed The LORD.  Therefore the name of the place was called the valley of Barucha, the valley of Blessing.

And everyone returned to Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat at the head of them to go again to Jerusalem with great joy.  For The LORD had made them rejoice over their enemies.  And they came to Jerusalem with harps and trumpets to the House of The LORD.  And the fear of GOD was in all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that The LORD fought against the enemies of Israel.  So the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was quiet.  For GOD gave him rest on all sides.


Shalom.  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader


Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  Our teaching from Torah, The Law of Moses will continue from Numbers 1.46-54.  And the title of our teaching is, THE PRIESTS AND LEVITES.

So with that said, let’s read Numbers 1.46-54.

NUMBERS 1.46  The total of the Children of Israel numbered to fight for Israel was 603,550.  Men from twenty years old and above.

The LORD had  commanded Moses to take a census of every male from twenty  years old and above, all that were able to go forth to war in Israel.  The total was 603,550 men of war.  This was the beginning of the Israel Defense Forces.

This historic event took place on the first day of the second month in the second year after the LORD GOD delivered the Children of Israel out of Egypt.  They were still camped at the foot of Mt. Sinai in the wilderness of Sinai.  The People had constructed their Tabernacle that they would carry with them into the Promised Land.  GOD had given His People, the Children of Israel His Laws, Teachings, and Instructions known as The Law of Moses to live by.  And they were now equipped to fight their enemies during their forty year journey to their permanent homeland, the Land of Israel.

And wars continue with their enemies even to this day 3,400 years after their Exodus out of Egypt.

NUMBERS 1.47 GOD exempted the Levites from military service.  They were not numbered with the other tribes of Israel to go forth to war.

The Priests and the Levites are descendants of Levi, the third son of Jacob after Reuben and Simeon.  Moses, his brother Aaron, and his sister Miriam were Levites.

Yeshua The Messiah is from the tribe of Judah.

NUMBERS 1.48-49  Thus the tribe of Levi was not numbered, or was their census taken from among the Children of Israel to go forth to war.  That is a commandment of GOD.

NUMBERS 1.50  The LORD appointed the tribe of Levi for a different responsibility.  They were in charge of the Tabernacle when The LORD commanded Israel to go forward on their wilderness journey to the Promised Land.  GENESIS 17.7-8

The Levites were in charge of transporting the Tabernacle and all the furnishings and vessels that belonged to it, such as the Altar, the Ark of the Covenant, the Menorah, the seven branch candelabra, the Altar of Incense, etc., and the Laver for spiritual washing that today Christianity calls a baptismal.

The Levites were the moving company for the Tabernacle and all that pertained to it.  That was the only time they were allowed to come near the Tabernacle and its Holy Things, when it was moved from one location to another.  EXODUS 13.20-22, NUMBERS 9.15-23

The Levitical Priesthood who are the anointed Priests of GOD from the tribe of Levi, served The LORD GOD in the Tabernacle and the Temple.

The Levites ministered to the Tabernacle.  Meaning they kept watch over it.  They protected the Tabernacle.  That too was their responsibility for the first and second Temples.

The Maccabees were Levites.

And while the Children of Israel were in the wilderness, GOD commanded the Levites to camp around the Tabernacle.  The Levites had similar responsibilities for the first and second Temples as well.  1 CHRONICLES 9.17-34

And the Levites will continue to minister to the Millennial Temple in the Kingdom of GOD on earth in Israel that is also known as the 1,000 year Millennium where Ha Shem Messiah Yeshua The King will reign over all the earth.  EZEKIEL 45.1-5, ZECHARIAH 14.9

NUMBERS 1.51  As mentioned before, the Levites were in charge of transporting the Tabernacle and all its Holy Vessels.  And covering the Tabernacle and all that pertained to it.  NUMBERS 4.1-15

And the stranger that came near the Tabernacle was to be put to death.  I believe the stranger was a non-Levite of the Children of Israel, or a non-Jewish person.

NUMBERS 1.52  The other tribes in Israel set up camp tribe by tribe in their tents.  Each person with their tribe under their own banner.  The Levites camped around the Tabernacle.  The other tribes camped far off at a distance from the Tabernacle.  NUMBERS 2.1-4, ETC.

NUMBERS 1.53  The Levites were commanded by GOD to set up their tents around the Tabernacle and protect it from trouble, that the wrath of GOD would not strike the Children of Israel.

GOD is a Man of war.

NUMBERS 1.54  And the Children of Israel did all that The LORD commanded Moses.  So they did.

The primary function of the Levitical Priesthood, the Priests, is to serve The LORD THEIR GOD in the Tabernacle and the Temple.  And their functions will continue in the Millennial Temple.

The Priests also performed all the sacrifices, and sprinkled the blood upon the Altar.  They maintained the Tabernacle and the Temple.  And pronounced GOD’S blessing upon the People, and sounded the trumpets on certain occasions.

They also instructed the People on all matters of GOD’S Laws, The Law of Moses.  And they rendered legal decisions, and distinguished between pure and impure objects.  And sacred and profane places and objects.  They pronounced clean and unclean persons or houses afflicted with leprosy.  They also taught from GOD’S spoken Word from Urim and Thummim.

In second Temple times, the Priesthood was divided into twenty-four divisions that served in rotation in the Temple.  NUMBERS 6.22-27, NUMBERS 10.1-10, NUMBERS 27.21, LUKE 1.5-17, ETC.

However there is no Priesthood today because there is no Temple in Jerusalem.  But when the Temple is rebuilt and established in Jerusalem, the Priests and the Levites will again resume their duties, even the sacrifices.  DANIEL 9.27, EZEKIEL 40.40

Let’s look a little deeper into the duties of the Priests and the Levites.

The first Priests were Aaron and his sons.  They were anointed by GOD.  And the following Priests will continue to be men, (who are allowed to marry) and their sons that will descend from them.  That is a Statute forever.  It is a gift of GOD.

Sin is not tolerated by GOD, even by the Priests.

Sin is disobeying GOD.  Disobeying His Law of Moses.  Disobeying any spoken Word of GOD in the Bible.  Disobeying any of His Commandments.  1 JOHN 3.4,  LEVITICUS 10.1-2

The choice meat from all the sacrificed animals, and the grain offerings that were offered to The LORD were food for the Priests and their families.  Since the food was Most Holy, the Priests were commanded by GOD to eat the Holy Food in The Most Holy Place, the Sanctuary.  And that also is a Statute forever.

The best of the oil, the best of all the wine, and of the wheat, the firstborn of animals, and all that is ripe in the Land that was offered to The LORD as a tithe were given to the Priests and everyone in their house who was clean.  That is, those who were living a Holy and GODLY life in obedience to The LORD and His Law, and were not in sin.

All GOD’S promises, and every Word He speaks in the Bible, to the Priest, to you and me, to every human being is a Covenant of salt that is symbolic of the permanence of GOD’S Word, His Law, His Teachings, and His Covenants.  They never change.  They never end.  That also is a Statute forever.

The Priests and the Levites did not inherit any portion of the Land of Israel as the other tribes did when they entered the Land because GOD is their inheritance.  That is, The LORD will always provide for them and watch over them forever.

But in the Kingdom of GOD on earth, during the 1,000 year millennium in Israel when Ha Shem Yeshua The Messiah will reign over all the earth, the Priests and the Levites will each inherit their own land.  EZEKIEL 47.21-23, EZEKIEL 48.10-14, EZEKIEL 44.10, ETC.

We who have Atonement in Messiah Yeshua, and obey The Voice of The LORD OUR GOD that is written in His Law, the Prophets, the Writings and the Jewish New Testament will be a peculiar treasure unto The LORD above all people.  For the earth belongs to GOD.  And we will be a Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation.  EXODUS 19.5-6

Yeshua The Messiah is The New Covenant for Atonement, the forgiveness of our sins.

Thus The New Covenant for Atonement in Messiah Yeshua replaces the old Covenant of animal sacrifices for atonement.

There is no animal sacrifice today because there is no Temple in Jerusalem.  But the animal sacrifice will again continue when the Temple is built in Jerusalem.

The false teaching that when Jesus died for your sins, He abolished The Law of Moses is a lie.

GOD’S Law of Moses is for every human being to obey.  The LORD  GOD IS THE ONE AND ONLY GOD.   He created every human being.  And He requires every human being to obey Him by obeying His Law of Moses.

GOD is everywhere all the time at the same time.  JEREMIAH 23. 24

 And when a person disobeys GOD’S Law of Moses, that individual is in opposition to GOD.  And evidence that that person hates GOD.  DEUTERONOMY 7.10

The doctrine that Jesus or anyone abolished GOD’S Law of Moses is straight out of the mouth of satan and destroys any chance of Salvation.

Yes, Messiah’s sacrificial death does forgive your sins.  But now the New Life comes into play.  ROMANS 6.4

That new Life is for everybody, Jew and Gentile.  And The New Life is this.  When you came to belief in Messiah Yeshua, GOD put His Law of Moses in your heart TO OBEY IT.  THAT ALONE IS THE ONLY WAY YOU OBEY GOD.

And obeying GOD according to His Law Of Moses is a New Life for everybody.

When your sins are forgiven by the atoning death of Messiah Yeshua, and you live your life according to Torah, GOD’S Law of Moses,  GOD BECOMES YOUR GOD, AND YOU BECOME HIS PEOPLE.

That is Biblical Teaching.  That is Biblical Salvation.  Believing in Messiah Yeshua, and obeying His Law of Moses.

And Yeshua is GOD ALMIGHTY.  MATTHEW 7.21-23, JEREMIAH 31.31-34, HEBREWS 8. 7-13, HEBREWS 10. 16-17

(HEBREWS 8. 7 and 13) The First and The Old Covenant is the Covenant for atonement through the animal sacrifice when the Temple stood in Jerusalem. The New and Second Covenant for atonement is the sacrificial Death of The Messiah Yeshua.

Messiah Yeshua, Who is HA SHEM, GOD ALMIGHTY, was fully a human being when He gave His Life.  I say this for my Jewish brethren who say GOD cannot die.  And they are right.  But GOD made Himself 100% human so He could die.  And after three days, The Spirit of GOD entered the Messiah and He lived and was resurrected.

That was the purpose of Messiah’s First Coming,  to give His Life for our atonement.  PSALM 22.1,  MATTHEW 27.46

As a point of information.  During the days of the animal sacrifice for atonement that was daily, the People were still required to obey GOD and all His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.

That applies today.  After you have atonement in Messiah Yeshua, you are required by The LORD YOUR GOD to obey Him, to obey His Law of Moses contrary to what your Bible teachers tell you .


MATTHEW 26.26-28  Messiah addressed His Disciples as Priests at His Passover Seder, that Christianity calls The Last Supper, when He took matzah and blessed it, and said, Eat, this is My body which is given for you.  And the cup.  Drink all of it.  For this is the Blood of The New Covenant which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.

The Priests in the days of the animal sacrifice ate the choice meat of the sacrifices.  Messiah’s Disciples were symbolically eating the choice meat of the Greatest  Sacrifice For Atonement, The Messiah Yeshua.

And The Priest MUST and I underscore MUST OBEY GOD’S LAW OF MOSES.  LEVITICUS 10.1-2

You may not be a Priest today, but if you hope to be a Priest to GOD in The Kingdom of Priests, and belong to The Holy Nation, YOU MUST OBEY GOD’S LAW OF MOSES TODAY, ALONG WITH YOUR ATONEMENT IN MESSIAH YESHUA.  It’s that simple.  EXODUS 19.5-6, REVELATION 1.6, REVELATION 5.10, REVELATION 20.6, 1 JOHN 5.3

All the Prophets, Disciples, the Apostles, and Yeshua The Messiah Himself obeyed Torah, The Law of Moses.  You too can be a Disciple of the Messiah Yeshua if you obey His Torah, The Law of Moses.

Thus it is written in The Bible, “Come out from among them and be separate, saith The LORD, and touch not the unclean thing.  And I will receive you.”  2 CORINTHAINS 6.17

Shalom.  Ira Weinstein,  Congregational Leader


Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom and happy Hanukkah.  Today is the sixth day of Hanukkah which is an eight day Jewish holiday.  And although Hanukkah is not a commanded festival of The LORD, Hanukkah is celebrated by Jewish People throughout the world.

Hanukkah is an important time of remembrance for everybody, Jewish People and all mankind.  Why?  Because had the Syrians succeeded in destroying the Jewish People, wiping us off the face of the earth as so many have attempted, there would be no Bible.  There would be no Old Testament, and there would be no New Testament.  There would be no understanding of Who GOD is.  There would be no teaching of GOD, and that there is only ONE GOD and no others.  There would be no teaching of GOD’S Word and His Laws, Teaching and Instructions, His Law of Moses.  There would be no Messiah Yeshua, and there would be no Salvation, but eternal death, sin and hell for all mankind.

Fortunately for the world, GOD has ordained the Jewish People to be eternal.  Isaiah 66.22.  For The LORD GOD says, In you (in the Jewish People) shall all the families of the earth be blessed.  Genesis 12.3

The Title of our message this morning is, HANUKKAH AND THE END TIMES IN PROPHESY.  And our message will be from Daniel 8, the entire chapter of twenty-seven verses.  But initially, we will read Daniel 8.1-12.  So with that said, let’s read Daniel 8.1-12.

Hanukkah in Hebrew means dedication.  The rededication of the second Temple to The LORD GOD OF ISRAEL.  This happened in 165 B.C.E.  The Temple was rededicated because the king of Syria, the madman, Antiochus Epiphanes, the Jew hater who was ruler over Israel at the time, dedicated the Temple to his Greek gods and goddesses with their standing statues throughout the Temple.  And his pigs sacrificed on the altar.

The dedication took place immediately after the Jewish People took back the Temple, the city of Jerusalem, and their Country.  And threw the Syrian king and his armies out of Israel.  The fighters were led by the Maccabees who were a Priestly Dynasty of Levites, of the Hasmonean family.

As a point of interest, the Hasmonean period in Jewish history began as a rebellion against the anti Jewish atrocities of the maniac king of Syria, Antiochus Epiphanes, and Israel’s great victory.

The Hasmonean period was the time of the emergence of the three main Jewish sects.  The Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Essenes.  It is thought that John the Baptist might have been an Essene.

Most scholars were convinced that the Dead Sea Scrolls belonged in an Essene library.  And Qumran was the site of an Essene settlement.  It is also thought that the Dead Sea Scrolls that were gathered by a sect of the Qumron community, perhaps the Essenes, gathered the Dead Sea Scrolls that included the earliest books of the Tnakh, The Old Testament.

The Dead Sea Scrolls were not written by the Qumron sect, or the Essenes.  They preserved them and kept them in their library.

The Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Essenes remained active on the Jewish scene long after the Hasmonean dynasty ceased to exist.

Back to Hanukkah.  The term Maccabee is taken from the Hebrew word MAH’KAH’VAH meaning hammer and Maccabees, MAH’KAH’VEEM meaning hammers.

The king of Syria, Antiochus Epiphanes, sought to end Judaism.  Among many of his insane edicts, Antiochus ordered the end of all Torah observance, all GOD’S Laws that would make Judaism like any other religion.  Not Law abiding.  Not serving the GOD of Creation.  Making us sinful in the sight of GOD.

But GOD killed the Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes one year after the Jewish People rededicated the Temple to their GOD, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.  The date of the rededication was the first day of Hanukkah, the 25th day of the Hebrew month Kislev in 165 B.C.E.  The 25th of Kislev was this past Monday.

The reason Hanukkah is an eight day holiday is because when the Temple was rededicated, the pure oil found in the Temple that was used for the burning in the great menorah in the Temple was only sufficient to burn for one day.  But miraculously, the oil burned for eight days until more oil was provided for the menorah to burn continuously.

Hanukkah was prophesied by the Prophet Daniel in Daniel 8 some 370 years before Hanukkah.

And I believe the end of days is also prophesied in this chapter.

So let’s explore the prophesies starting with the historical events that led up to Hanukkah.

DANIEL 8.1  King Belshazzar was the last king of the Babylonian empire.  He was the guy who is famous for the handwriting on the wall episode in Daniel 5.  His empire consisted of today’s Iraq, Syria, half of Turkey, much of Iran, and Israel, Lebanon, and the northern portion of Saudi Arabia.  And GOD gave this vision to Daniel some 370 years before Hanukkah that led to the king of Syria, Antiochus Epiphanes, the madman.

DANIEL 8.2-3 As explained later in the prophesy, the ram is symbolic of the Persian Empire that existed 2,500 years ago.  The two horns of the ram are symbolic of the kings of Persia and Media.  Today’s Iran is a combination of those two ancient countries.  The Persian Empire was huge.  It included the entire Middle East from Ethiopia to India.  The one horn higher than the other is symbolic of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire.

DANIEL 8.4  The ram, or the Persian Empire was so powerful, no army could stand against it.

DANIEL 8.5  But appearing on the scene is Greece, the male goat in the prophesy.  The notable horn was symbolic of Alexander the Great, the king of Greece.

DANIEL 8.6-7  The Greek armies led by their twenty year old king, Alexander the Great, destroyed the once proud Persian Empire.  And this prophesy was given some 200 years before Alexander was even born.

GOD rules in the kingdom of men, and He will give it to whomsoever He will, good or bad, weak or strong.  And that is true for our next president.  DANIEL 4.17, DANIEL 5.21

DANIEL 8.8  Greece became a great empire spanning three continents.  Asia that included the entire Middle East to India, and portions of Africa, and Europe.  But the great horn that was broken was its king, Alexander the Great.  He died at the age of thirty-three years old.

And the four notable horns that replaced Alexander were four of his generals that ruled the empire.  And one of those guys was general Seleucus who ruled Syria, Babylon, today’s Iraq, Phonecia, today’s Lebanon, and Israel.

Toward the four winds of Heaven might mean that GOD gave those four generals the power to be the most powerful kingdom on earth.

DANIEL 8.9  Here comes the disaster for Israel and the Jewish People.

The little horn came out of Seleucus years later.  That little horn was Antiochus Epiphanes, the king of Syria.  Ruthless, crafty, a Jew hater, a madman who persecuted the Jews, desecrated their Temple with his idols of his gods and goddesses. He hated Torah, The Law of Moses, and hated GOD The Creator.  That is a picture of the future anti-Christ.

And the pleasant land is Israel.

Israel has been conquered numerous times by numerous nations.  First the Assyrians conquered northern Israel in 722 B.C.E.  Then the Babylonians conquered Jerusalem and southern Israel in 586 B.C.E.  Then the Persians, the Greeks, and the Syrians under Seleucus.  Then the Romans, followed by the Byzantine Empire, the eastern part of the late, great Roman Empire.  Then the Muslim Arabs in 600 C.E.  Then the Turks, the Egyptians.  And then the Crusaders who slaughtered thousands of Jews and Muslims and outlawed Jews from living in Jerusalem.  Then the Muslims again under Saladin conquered Jerusalem.  But the Crusaders kept up their attacks on Israel.  Then the Mamalukes, soldier slaves of Egypt.  Then the Ottoman Empire in 1517.  Even Napolean took a shot at Israel in 1798.  And he had some victories in Gaza, Haifa, Hebron, and Jaffa.  But by June of 1799, Napolean and his French army, plague ridden and decimated, left Israel and returned to Egypt.  And today the Palestinian Arabs hunger to conquer Israel, a Land that never belonged to them.  Although the Palestinians are great propagandists in spreading lies. The Palestinians are playing with fire, eternal fire that their predecessors find themselves in.

Assyria, the Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Empires are no more.  They are dead.  Syria is close to death.  The Mamalukes.  Where are they?  The Muslim armies continue their attempts to destroy and conquer Israel.  But Israel clobbers them time and again.  The French are getting killed by Muslims.  And the Palestinians die every day because of their world-famous terror.

But Israel and the Jewish People live, and prosper because GOD says, “For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before Me, saith The LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.”  Isaiah 66.22.

DANIEL 8.9-10  The little horn is Antiochus Epiphanes, a type of the soon to come anti-Christ.  Antiochus became great, even to the host of Heaven, the Jewish People whom Antiochus and his armies stomped on, killing and persecuting Jews, and selling them into slavery.  REVELATION 12.1-17

DANIEL 8.11  The place of his sanctuary, the Temple, was cast down because Antiochus polluted The House of GOD with his idols, and pig sacrifices, and pagan worship as will the future anti-Christ.  DANIEL 9.27, MATTHEW 24.15

And the Prince of the Host is GOD.  Antiochus stopped the daily sacrifice, part of GOD’S Law written in Torah, The Law of Moses.

The future anti-Christ will do the same.  DANIEL 9.27

DANIEL 8.12  Why did GOD bring this evil guy Antiochus Epiphanes to persecute His Chosen People, His Jewish People whom He chose to be His witnesses to the world?

Because, according to this prophesy given by THE LORD GOD HIMSELF, because of continued Jewish transgression against The LORD THEIR GOD.  Continuously disobeying The LORD, disobeying His Torah, GOD’S Laws that are written in Torah, The Law of Moses.

The judgment and wrath of GOD upon His People was the result of disobedience to THE LORD THEIR GOD, THE GOD OF CREATION.

And Antiochus cast down The Truth.  He abolished GOD’S Torah, GOD’S Law of Moses.  As so many today cast down the Truth.  And evil prospered.

This teaching should be a wake up call for the entire world. Especially to those who teach religion.  They should wake up and teach the Bible, not the word of man.

DANIEL 8.13  How long will there be no sacrifice?  How long will the Temple be desecrated?  How long will the Jewish People be persecuted and killed?

DANIEL 8.14  For 6 1/2 years.  Then the Sanctuary will be cleansed, and purified, and made right. To the day, this Prophesy, as all GOD’S Prophesies was correct.

DANIEL 8.15-16  Perhaps that was GOD’S Voice speaking to the angel Gabriel, the guardian angel of the Jewish People and Israel along with Michael the archangel.  And many other guardian angels of the Jewish People, and those who have joined us according to The Word of GOD.

DANIEL 8.17  The end is the end of Syrian rule over Israel and the persecution of the Jewish People.

DANIEL 8.18-19  GOD’S indignation, His fury and anger against His Jewish People was because of the Jewish People’s continuous sin against their GOD.  Continued disobedience to His Torah, His Law of Moses that contains GOD’S Laws, Teachings, and Instructions.

GOD’s indignation is seen throughout the world today in the form of terror, and murder, and floods and disease, etc. because of global disobedience to GOD’S Law of Moses.  And add to that global anti-Semitism.

DANIEL 8.20-22  Everything is by the power of GOD.  Good or bad, blessing or curse.  The king of Greece was Alexander the Great.  After Alexander’s death, four of his generals replaced him to rule the Greek Empire.

DANIEL 8.23  When Israel’s sin was full and complete for that period of time, and GOD had had enough, The LORD brought Antiochus Epiphanes as a judgment against His Jewish People.

And when the world’s sin is full and complete in the sight of GOD, and sin for everybody, Jew and Gentile, is breaking The Law of Moses, 1 John 3.4, GOD will judge the world.  He will destroy it. Except Israel. ISAIAH 24.4-6,19-20, ISAIAH 66.22

DANIEL 8.24  Antiochus’ power came from GOD.  And Antiochus’ evil prospered and succeeded.  ISAIAH 45.5-7

DANIEL 8.25  The soon coming anti-Christ will also bring peace to Israel.  For 3 1/2 years.  And then all hell will break loose.  And as GOD killed Antiochus Epiphanes, GOD will also kill the future anti-Christ who I believe is soon to come.

DANIEL 8.26-27  No one understood the vision, but we understand it because the vision and prophesy are recorded history.  The vision and the prophesy are about Hanukkah, the events that led up to Hanukkah, and the atrocities that brought on Hanukkah.

The Maccabees, a Levite guerilla army of fighters from a Priestly Dynasty defeated the Syrians and tossed them out of Israel.  And when the Jewish People returned to their Temple and saw dead pigs on the altar, ripped Torah scrolls, and Greek idols throughout the Temple, they quickly cleansed the Temple of all the abominations that desecrated it.  And they lit the menorah, and rededicated their Temple to THE LORD THEIR GOD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL Whom one day all Jewish People will realize that The GOD OF ISRAEL IS THEIR MESSIAH, HA SHEM YESHUA Who has always saved His People, and will always save His People.  That is His promise and Covenant to His Jewish People forever.  ISAIAH 45.17, ISAIAH 66.22, JEREMIAH 31.35-37, JEREMIAH 46.27-28, HOSEA 1.7, ETC.

I see the end of days to be like the events that led up to Hanukkah.

The anti-Christ will set himself up in the newly built Temple in Jerusalem claiming to be GOD.  And he will cause the sacrifice to cease and desecrate the Temple with his idols.  Perhaps idols of Jesus, idols of The Father, idols of The Spirit.  That’s when GOD will destroy the anti-Christ, the abomination of desolation, and  the Temple after 3 1/2 years of peace.  DANIEL 9.27, 2 THESSALONIANS 2.1-4

And that will bring on the great tribulation for 3 1/2 years.  And that which is written in Zechariah 14.

The LORD GOD, THE MESSIAH YESHUA will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle.  And  in Israel’s deepest hour of despair, The LORD THEIR GOD will return from Heaven with all His Holy Ones and destroy all those who fought against Jerusalem.  The LORD THER GOD Who will save Israel and the Jewish People again is HA SHEM YESHUA, THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL.

And The LORD will gather all His People from all the nations where He scattered us.  And His People will return to The LORD THEIR GOD, and obey His Voice according to all that GOD commands us, with all our heart, and all our soul.  And The LORD will bring His People into the Land of Israel where HA SHEM YESHUA THE MESSIAH will be King over all the earth.  He will establish His Messianic Kingdom in Israel from the river of Egypt to the Euphrates River where peace will have no end.  The zeal of The LORD of Hosts will perform this.  DEUTERONOMY 30.1-10, ZECHARIAH 14, ISAIAH 9.5-6, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6-7

Shalom.  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader


Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation

P.O. Box 335761

N. Las Vegas, NV. 89033

Shalom.  Our teaching this morning from Torah, The Law of Moses will come from Numbers 1. 1-19.  And the Title of our message is, THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES (IDF) YESTERDAY AND TODAY.

And with that said, let’s read Numbers 1. 1-19.

The book of Numbers continues the events that began in the book of Exodus and continues in Leviticus of GOD’S deliverance of the Jewish People from Egyptian slavery and persecution.  And Israel’s journey from Egyptian bondage to Mt. Sinai.  And GOD’S numerous appearances at Mt. Sinai.

There in the Sinai wilderness in the Tabernacle that was built by the Children of Israel with GOD’S instructions on its operation, GOD gave Moses His One and Only Law, The Law of Moses for the Jewish People and for all mankind to obey.

The Hebrew title for the book of Numbers is B’MIDBAR, meaning, In The Wilderness.  The Title, B’MIDBAR is taken from the fifth Hebrew Word in Numbers 1.1 that reads:



Today’s English title, “Numbers”, comes from the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew TNAKH.  That is The OLD TESTAMENT.  The book of Numbers is titled after the censuses that are written in the first four chapters.

As a point of information, the Septuagint is the oldest Greek translation of The Old Testament.  The word septuaginta in Latin means seventy.  The Greek speaking Jews living outside Israel needed a Greek translation of the TNAKH to follow the Synagogue readings.  Thus the Septuagint translation that took place around 200 B.C.E. by seventy-two Jewish scholars who went to Alexandria, Egypt from Jerusalem with the charge to translate the TNAKH from Hebrew to Greek.

Another point of information.  The Book of Numbers was originally titled Numbers by the Rabbis before the Septuagint translation to reflect the theme of the Book rather than the Book’s initial words.

So the Book of Numbers continues in the wilderness of Sinai.  And later in Chapter Ten, the children of Israel resume their wilderness journey to Moab which today is part of Jordan that neighbors Israel east of the Dead Sea.  The Jordan River flows into the Dead Sea.

And from Moab, the Children of Israel prepared to enter and possess the land of Canaan renamed the Land of Israel that GOD gave to the Jewish People for their inheritance.

So, equipped with Torah, GOD’S Law of Moses that contain His Laws, Teachings and Instructions, the Children of Israel will enter their final destination, the land of Canaan, the Promised Land renamed Eretz Yisrael, The Land of Israel.

Israel’s God-given boundaries are from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates River.

The Land of Israel is named after Jacob.  And the Land of Israel is the national homeland of the Jewish People that GOD has given us for as long as the earth remains.  GENESIS 15.18-21, GENESIS 17.7-8, GENESIS 32.28

NUMBERS 1.1  The Book of Numbers, the fourth Book of The Torah, opens with the Children of Israel still encamped at the foot of Mt. Sinai.  They have received GOD’S Torah, His Law of Moses.  They have constructed their Tabernacle they will carry with them into the Land of Israel.

The People have been taught Torah for GOD’S People to live by.  He has chosen the Jewish People to be His Witnesses to reveal loud and clear to the world in The Bible that GOD requires every human being to obey GOD’S Torah, and every WORD OF GOD that is written in The Bible.

Every Word GOD speaks is His Law,  His Teaching, and His Instruction.  ISAIAH 43.10

And here in Numbers Chapter one, The LORD GOD calls upon the Children of Israel to organize a Jewish army that will have the Power of GOD.  Because GOD knows and foresees His People Israel having a history of wars with its neighboring countries, and others who will seek to destroy the Jewish People and her Homeland, Israel.

Their thinking is misguided and delusional.  Israel and the Jewish People are eternal.  But the Jewish people are required to fight. ISAIAH 66.22

And Chapter One begins with the census of all men twenty years and older that are able to go forth to war in Israel.

NUMBERS 1.2-4  GOD spoke to Moses in the Tabernacle in the wilderness, in the Holy Of Holies some 3,400 years ago and instructed Moses to take a census of all the Congregation of the Children of Israel by their tribes listing the names of every male from twenty years old and above in Israel of all that are able to go forth to war.

And the heads of each tribe supervised the census to build the first Jewish army, today called the IDF, The Israel Defense Forces that has become one of the mightiest militaries on earth.  Because GOD has given them Power, Intelligence, Courage, and Abilities and the Power of GOD, and GOD will cause them to Prosper.

NUMBERS 1.5  The men that supervised in the count for the Tribe of Reuben was Elizur, the son of Shedeur.

NUMBERS 1.6  From the Tribe of Simeon, Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai.

NUMBERS 1.7  From the Tribe of Judah, Nahshon, the son of Amminadab.

NUMBERS 1.8  From the Tribe of Issachar, Nethaneel, the son of Zuar.

NUMBERS 1.9  From the Tribe of Zebulun, Eliab, the son of Helon.

NUMBERS 1.10  Of the Sons of Joseph.  Of Ephraim, Elishama, the son of Ammihud.  And of Manasseh, Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur.

NUMBERS 1.11  From the Tribe of Benjamin, Abidan, the son of Gideoni.

NUMBERS 1.12  From the Tribe of Dan, Ahiezer, the son of Ammishaddai.

NUMBERS 1.13  From the Tribe of Asher, Pagiel, the son of Ocran.

NUMBERS 1.14  From the Tribe of Gad, Eliasaph, the son of Deuel.

NUMBERS 1.15  Of the Tribe of Naphtali, Ahira, the son of Enan.

NUMBERS 1.16-19  These were the famous and renowned of the Children of Israel, the chief captains of their tribes.  The heads of thousands in Israel.  And on the first day of the second month in the second year from the day they left Egypt, Moses and Aaron assembled the Congregation together.  And the chief men from every tribe declared the names of all those twenty years old and above that were able to go forth to war, and fight for Israel.  And their total numbers as The LORD commanded Moses.

NUMBERS 1.20-21  From the Tribe of Reuben, men twenty years old and older who were able to go forth to war numbered 46,500.

NUMBERS 1.22-23  From the Tribe of Simeon, 59,300.

NUMBERS 1.24-25  From the Tribe of Gad, 45,650.

NUMBERS 1.26-27  From the Tribe of Judah, 74,600.

NUMBERS 1.30-31  From the Tribe of Zebulun, 57,400.

NUMBERS 1.32-33  From the Sons of Joseph, of the Tribe of Ephraim, 40,500.

NUMBERS 1.34-35  Of the Tribe of Manasseh, 32,200.

NUMBERS 1.36-37  From the Tribe of Benjamin, 35,400.

NUMBERS 1.38-39  From the Tribe of Dan, 62,700.

NUMBERS 1.40-41  From the Tribe of Asher, 41,500.

NUMBERS 1.42-43  From the Tribe of Naphtali, 53,400.

NUMBERS 1.44-46  The total numbered to fight for their People and their Country, 603,550.

For the LORD is a Man of war. EXODUS 15.1-7

The enemies of the Jews and Israel began to attack the Jewish People 4,000 years ago in the days of Abraham when the kings of the region took Lot, Abraham’s nephew, and Lot’s family and his goods.  But Abraham armed his three hundred and eighteen servants born in his own house.  And they defeated the enemy and brought back Lot, his family and his goods.

And Melchizedek, Yeshua The Messiah, Ha Shem, The King of Salem, Priest of The Most High GOD, met Abraham with bread and wine, and blessed him.  And told Abraham, GOD has delivered your enemies into your hand.  GENESIS 14.1-20, HEBREWS 7.1-3.

While the Children of Israel were slaves in Egypt, the Pharaoh sought to kill every Jewish newborn male, thus eliminating the Jewish People from off the face of the earth.  But GOD repelled the Pharaoh’s insanity and made Israel a great nation in Egypt.  EXODUS 1.22, GENESIS 12.2

Amelek, a people from the Sinai, treacherously attacked the Children of Israel as they left Egypt for the Promised Land.  But Israel defeated the Amelakites.

It was Haman, an Amelakite, the chief minister of the Persian king 2,500 years ago who sought to kill all the Jews in the Persian empire.  But  Haman and his sons were hanged on a gallows that Haman prepared for Mordecai the Jew.  EXODUS 17.8-16, ESTHER 7.10

The Moabites and Midianites fought numerous times with Israel, but with GOD’S power, the armies of Israel defeated them both.  NUMBERS 22, JUDGES 6.

Edom, the future people of Esau, Jacob’s twin brother, would not allow the Children of Israel to pass through their country on their way to the Promised Land.  And Israel turned away.  NUMBERS 20.14-21

King Arad the Canaanite fought with Israel and took some of them prisoners.  NUMBERS 21.1

Israel requested passage through the land of the Amorites on their way to Canaan not seeking a fight.  But their King, Sihon sent his army against Israel.  And Israel defeated them and took possession of their land.

The same fate fell upon Og, King of Bashan who sent his army out against Israel.  But The LORD gave Israel the victory over Og and the Children of Israel took possession of their land also.  NUMBERS 21.21-35

The LORD promised Israel that He would defeat all the nations of Canaan using Israel’s armies to defeat them.  And He did.  DEUTERONOMY 7.1-10, JOSHUA 12.1 etc.

The many wars against Moab, Amon, the Philistines, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, nations that are no longer nations, and peoples who are called by another name. The Arabs of today.  The Jordanians, the Lebanese, the Syrians, Iraqis, Palestinians, Hamas, Hezbullah, Iran and so many others continue to war against Israel with the strong delusion of eliminating Israel and the Jewish People from off the face of the earth.

But the GOD OF ISRAEL will defeat them all, and destroy them.


GOD speaks a prophesy through the Prophet Daniel that after Messiah Yeshua’s atoning death in Jerusalem, wars will continue in Israel until the end.

The end is when Messiah Yeshua, Ha Shem the King of Israel will return and save His Jewish People and destroy all the enemies of Israel.  AND MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD ALMIGHTY will set up His Messianic Kingdom of Peace in Israel.  DANIEL 9.26-27, DEUTERONOMY 30.1-10, ZECHARIAH 14

And wars continue in Israel to this day as prophesied.

But the mighty, powerful, courageous Israel Defense Forces, the IDF backed by the power of GOD prevail.  But the people suffer the agonies of war.

But the wars continue as Prophesied.

The War of Independence from November 1947 to July 1949.  The armies of Egypt, Lebanon and Syria sought to prevent Israel from becoming a state.  But Israel withstood the enemy with their own army recently delivered from the Nazi death camps.  And with the Great Power of The GOD OF ISRAEL the People of Israel prevailed.

Israel withstood the Arab reprisal operations from the 1950’s through the 1960’s against the Fedayeen from Syria, Egypt and Jordan.  Israel defeated them all.

The Suez crisis in l956.  Egypt decided to nationalize the Suez Canal jeopardizing Israel and her People.  Israel succeeded in invading Egypt, and the Suez Canal remained open.

The six day war in 1967 when the Arab nations sought to destroy Israel and the Jewish People.  Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Algeria, and others sent their armies against Israel.  Israel defeated those countries in Six Days and took back the West Bank from Jordan, the Golan Heights from Syria, and the Sinai and Gaza from Egypt.

Then the wars of attrition from 1967 to 1970 .  The mighty Israel Defense Forces battling Egypt, Russia, Jordan, Syria, and the PLO.  Nothing changed.

The Yom Kippur War from October 6, to October 26, 1973.  A coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel as a way of recapturing what Israel gained in the six day war.  The attacks by the Arabs came on the Holiest Day in Judaism, Yom Kippur.  The  Israel Defense Forces defeated the enemy with no territorial changes.  Am Yisrael Chai.  The People of Israel live.

The wars with the Palestinian intifadas from 1971 to the present.  The Lebanon war of 2006.  The Gaza war in December 2008 to January 2009.  Operation Pillar of Defense, November 2012, Operation Protective Edge July to August 2014 with Hamas in Gaza.  The knife intifada with the Palestinians today.

But the Prophesy of Daniel.  There will be wars in Israel to the end.


And that final war that will take place sometime in the future, and maybe not so far away, when THE LORD will gather all the nations of the world to battle against Jerusalem.

The Israel Defense Forces cannot defeat all the armies of the world.  BUT GOD CAN, AND GOD WILL.

MESSIAH’S RETURN is also prophesied in Deuteronomy 30.3.

“That then the LORD YOUR GOD will turn your captivity and have compassion upon you, and WILL RETURN and gather you from all the nations where the LORD YOUR GOD has scattered you”.

The Hebrew reads, Vee’shav  YEHOVAH  ELOHAYKHAH  et-  sheh’vu’teh’khah   v’ree’khah’meh’khah   V’SHAV  v’kee’beh’steh’khah   me’kal   ha’ah’meem   ah’sher   ha’fee’steh’khah  YEHOVAH  ELOHAYKHAH  shamah.  DEUTERONOMY 30.3,  ZECHARIAH 14.1-2

And GOD will gather His people from all the nations where The LORD GOD has scattered us.  And He will bring His People into the Land of Israel where Ha Shem Yeshua the Messiah will establish His Messianic Kingdom of great peace from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates River.

And The LORD YOUR GOD will bring with His Jewish People all non-Jewish People who have Atonement in The Messiah Yeshua, and have repented and have turned to GOD and obey all  His Statutes, His Law of Moses, will GOD bring into His Kingdom of Peace.

The LORD your GOD will be in the midst of you.  He is mighty.  He will save.  He will rejoice over you with joy.  He will rest in His love.  He will joy over you with singing.  Zephaniah 3.17

Shalom.  Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader