Our teaching from Torah, The Law of Moses will continue from Numbers 27.1-11.
AND THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, INHERITANCE.
And with that said, let’s read Numbers 27.1-11
NUMBERS 27.1-3 What did the daughters mean when they said, Our father died in the wilderness and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against The LORD in the company of Korah?
Korah was a Levite. And those who were gathered together with him were from the Tribes of Levi and Reuben. And they all came against Moses. A crowd of two hundred and fifty Leaders of the Congregation of Israel. And they were famous, men of renown. Men of authority.
And they said to Moses and Aaron, You’ve gone too far, for all Israel is Holy, all of them. And The LORD is among us. Why then do you raise yourselves above the Congregation of The LORD?
When Moses heard this, he fell on his face. Because he knew trouble was ahead for those rebels. He knew that rebelling against GOD’S appointed leadership will certainly bring trouble to the rebellious.
And Moses said to Korah and his gang, Come morning, The LORD will make known who is His and who is Holy. And He will grant access to the one He has chosen to come near to Him.
And Moses told Korah and his gang of two hundred and fifty men to take fire pans and put fire in them. And put incense in them before The LORD. Then the man whom The LORD chooses will be the Holy one.
You have gone too far sons of Levi, Moses said.
And Moses said to Korah the Levite, Hear me sons of Levi. Is it not enough for you that The GOD of Israel has set you apart from the Congregation of Israel and given you access to Him to perform the duties of The LORD’S Tabernacle and to minister to the Congregation and serve them? And The LORD has brought you near to Him and all your fellow Levites with you. And you seek the Priesthood also?
AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD APPEARED TO ALL THE CONGREGATION…
AND THE LORD SPOKE TO MOSES AND AARON SAYING, SEPARATE YOURSELVES FROM AMONG THIS CONGREGATION THAT I MAY CONSUME THEM IN A MOMENT.
And Moses and Aaron fell on their faces, and said, O GOD, The GOD of the spirits of all flesh, will one man sin and will you be wroth with all the Congregation?
And The LORD said to Moses, Speak to all the Congregation and say to them, Withdraw from the tents of Korah and his followers. And Moses told the Congregation, Depart from the tents of these wicked men and touch nothing that belongs to them lest you also will be consumed in all their sins. So they withdrew from every side of the rebels.
And Moses said to the Congregation, By this you will know that it was The LORD Who sent me to do all these things. That they are not of my own mind. If these men die as all men do, if they die the common death of all mankind, it was not The LORD Who sent me.
But if The LORD makes a new thing, and the earth opens her mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the pit into sheol (hell), you will understand that these men provoked The LORD.
Scarcely had Moses finished speaking when the ground under the rebels burst open, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up with all their households.
All the rebels that ganged up with Korah went down alive into sheol with all their goods, into the pit. And the earth closed on them and they perished from among the Congregation.
And all Israel that were around them fled at the cry of them, for they said, The earth might swallow us up also.
And there came out fire from The LORD and consumed the two hundred and fifty rebels.
But yet Korah’s children did not die because they were not involved in their father’s crime. For GOD says, The son shall not bear the iniquity of his father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of his son. The Righteousness of the Righteous shall be upon him. And the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
FOR GOD IS RIGHTEOUS. HIS VERDICTS ARE TRUE.
That was the event that took place with Korah and his gang that came against The LORD and Moses and Aaron. NUMBERS 26.10-11, EZEKIEL 18.20-23, NUMBERS 16
NUMBERS 27.2-5 Zelophehad, the father of the daughters had no sons, but five daughters when he died. The question posed by the five daughters was about the laws of inheritance of property. Their father died leaving five daughters, but he had no sons. And at that time in Israel, inheritance of property was left only to the male members of the family. So a change had to be made in the laws of inheritance.
So the daughters of Zelophehad came forward and stood before Moses and Eleazar The Priest, and before the Leaders of the Congregation, and all the Congregation at the door of the Tabernacle. And they said, Our father died in the wilderness and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against The LORD in the company of Korah. But he died in his own sin, and he had no sons. Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family because he had no son? Give us our inheritance of Land among our family from within the Tribe of Manasseh.
The word inheritance or inherit is described by the American Heritage College Dictionary as receiving property or a title for example, from an ancestor or one’s parent or parents by legal succession or Will.
THE ANCESTOR OR PARENT GIVING THE PROPERTY FOR AN INHERITANCE IN THIS EVENT IS OUR FATHER, GOD ALMIGHTY.
And Moses brought their case before The LORD. How Moses brought their request to The LORD, I don’t know. Perhaps he just asked Him and The LORD answered. Or perhaps by Urim and Thummim that is in the Priest’s breastplate that gives GOD’S decisions on important questions that are beyond human judgment.
And GOD gave Moses His answer.
And The LORD said to Moses, The request of the daughters of Zelophehad is just. You shall give them a possession of inheritance among their father’s family and transfer their father’s inheritance to them.
And The LORD continued speaking to Moses, saying, Speak to the Children of Israel, saying, If a man dies and has no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his daughter or daughters.
And if he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers. And if he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father’s brothers. And if the father has no brothers then you shall give his inheritance to his relative closest to him of his family and he shall possess it.
And it shall be unto the Children of Israel a statute of judgment as The LORD commanded Moses.
Thus the Biblical Laws for inheritance of Land among the Tribes of Israel when Israel is divided among the Tribes is the deceased man’s sons, his daughters, then his brothers, his father’s brothers, and then the relative closest to him of his family.
Inheritance from The LORD OUR GOD is not only property or land, though they are very important.
BUT INHERITANCE OF ETERNAL LIFE IN THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM, THE ONE THOUSAND YEAR MILLENNIUM IN ISRAEL, AND ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN CAN ONLY BE INHERITED FROM THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL AND NO ONE ELSE.
AND GOD TELLS US HOW WE INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE.
LET’S LOOK AT MATTHEW 5.5
YESHUA THE MESSIAH SAYS, BLESSED ARE THE MEEK FOR THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.
THE MEEK ARE THE HUMBLE, THE YIELDING, THE SUBMISSIVE AND OBEDIENT TO GOD. THEY ARE NOT PROUD.
THE EARTH IS THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM ON EARTH, THE ONE THOUSAND YEAR MILLENNIUM WITH KING MESSIAH YESHUA REIGNING IN JERUSALEM.
AND THE EARTH IS ALSO THE HOLY CITY, NEW JERUSALEM THAT IS ALSO HEAVEN THAT WILL COME DOWN FROM GOD OUT OF HEAVEN AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE ONE THOUSAND YEAR MILLENNIUM ON EARTH IN ISRAEL.
THE PROUD REJECT GOD’S WORD SPOKEN IN THE BIBLE. AND THEY REJECT GOD’S LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES. THEY REJECT GOD’S TEACHING THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD AND NO OTHERS.
AND THEY REJECT THE MESSIAH YESHUA BEING THAT ONE GOD.
AS AN EXAMPLE, A FAMOUS PASTOR, A VERY FAMOUS PASTOR ON TV WAS ASKED THIS QUESTION. PASTOR, IN JOHN 14.9, JESUS SAID, HE THAT HAS SEEN ME HAS SEEN THE FATHER. IS JESUS THE FATHER? AND THE PASTOR SAID, NO, JESUS IS NOT THE FATHER. HE’S THE SON.
THAT IS PRIDE AND ARROGANCE, REJECTING THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IN THE BIBLE WHEN JESUS SAYS, HE IS THE FATHER. AND THAT LIE IS DESTRUCTIVE TO THE PASTOR AND HIS FOLLOWERS.
BELIEVING THAT JESUS, THE MESSIAH YESHUA IS NOT GOD THE FATHER IS BELIEVING THAT MESSIAH IS ANOTHER god. AND THAT IS PAGANISM, BELIEF IN MORE THAN ONE GOD OR IN MANY gods.
AND THAT LIE OPENS THE DOOR TO EVEN MORE LIES.
ON THE OTHER HAND, THE MEEK ARE SUBMISSIVE TO GOD AND OBEDIENT TO HIM. THE MEEK LIVE BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD. AND THE MEEK LIVE BY ALL GOD’S LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.
AND THE MEEK BELIEVE IN ONE GOD. THEY BELIEVE THAT THE ONE GOD IS MESSIAH YESHUA, GOD ALMIGHTY, HA SHEM, THE FATHER.
THUS MESSIAH YESHUA SAYS, THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH. THEY WILL INHERIT ETERNITY FROM GOD ALMIGHTY. THEY WILL INHERIT THE MESSIANIC KINGDOM ON EARTH IN ISRAEL, THE ONE THOUSAND YEAR MILLENNIUM WITH MESSIAH YESHUA REIGNING FROM JERUSALEM OVER ALL THE EARTH.
AND THEY WILL INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN AT THE CLOSE OF THE ONE THOUSAND YEAR MESSIANIC KINGDOM ON EARTH IN ISRAEL.
JOHN 12.45, JOHN 14.9, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, ISAIAH 40.8, ZECHARIAH 14.9, MALACHI 3.6, 1 PETER 1.23-25, REVELATION 20.7-15, REVELATION 21.1-2 FF
MATTHEW 25.34 Then shall the King say to them on His Right Hand, “Come you blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”
THE PEOPLE WHO BLESS THE JEWISH PEOPLE, MESSIAH YESHUA’S BRETHREN, AND BLESS ISRAEL WILL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD. THEY WILL INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.
BUT THOSE WHO CURSE THE JEWISH PEOPLE, MESSIAH YESHUA’S BRETHREN, AND CURSE ISRAEL, WILL BRING A CURSE OF EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT FROM GOD UPON THEMSELVES. IT IS WRITTEN. MATTHEW 25.34, 45, 46, GENESIS 12.3
MARK 10.17-22 “Good Master, What shall I do to inherit Eternal Life?”
The word Commandments in Greek in verse 19 is ENTOLAY. According to Strong’s Concordance, ENTOLAY is an Injunction. And according to Websters Dictionary, AN INJUNCTION IS A COMMAND OR AN ORDER.
GOD’S Commandments and all His Laws that are written in The Law of Moses that includes GOD’S Ten Commandments are GOD’S Injunctions, His Commands and Orders to all mankind.
However for those who believe that Messiah Yeshua is only speaking of the Ten Commandments, (He is speaking of the entire Law of Moses) The Ten Commandments require belief in ONE GOD. And since Yeshua The Messiah is GOD and there in only ONE GOD, The Ten Commandments require belief that Yeshua The Messiah is that ONE GOD. That Messiah is The Father, The Son, The Spirit and The Holy Spirit. HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER.
Also part of the Ten Commandments is keeping GOD’S Commandments. Commandments in Hebrew is MEETZVOTE meaning Collectively All The Law. Keeping and obeying ALL the Laws that are written in The Law of Moses.
And The Ten Commandments require remembering the Sabbath Day on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. And keeping it Holy by not working on the Sabbath Day Saturday. And attending Services on Saturday. EXODUS 20.3,6, 8-11, LEVITICUS 23.1-3
(MARK 10.21-22) Messiah said to the one who asked the question, sell whatsoever you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven. And come and take up the cross and follow Me.
The Greek Word for whatsoever, as in, Sell whatsoever you have is HOSOS also meaning MUCH or MANY. Messiah said to the rich man, Sell much of what you have and give the money to the poor and you will have treasure in Heaven. And come and take up the cross and follow Me.
INHERITING ETERNAL LIFE REQUIRES OBEDIENCE TO GOD. OBEDIENCE TO THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD. HAVING ATONEMENT IN THE MESSIAH YESHUA. OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE. THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES AND THE LAW OF MOSES INCLUDES THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
LUKE 10.25-28 VERSE 26. WHAT IS WRITTEN IN THE LAW? THE LAW IS THE TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES. DO IT AND YOU SHALL LIVE, MESSIAH SAID.
THE UNRIGHTEOUS WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD. THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS HEAVEN. THUS THE UNRIGHTEOUS WILL NOT INHERIT HEAVEN. 1CORINTHIANS 6.9
Unrighteous in Greek is ADIKOS meaning unjust, specifically a heathen. A heathen rejects GOD’S Word. A heathen rejects GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses. And a heathen believes in more than one GOD.
By believing that Jesus or Yeshua is GOD but not GOD The Father, that is being a heathen. Believing in more than One GOD or many gods.
The Righteous, on the other hand inherit the Kingdom of GOD. The Righteous are the opposite of the unrighteous. The Righteous obey all GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses. That includes belief in Messiah Yeshua for Atonement. And the Righteous believe in One GOD. That Messiah Yeshua is that One GOD.
THE NEW COVENANT, THAT IS THE NEW TESTAMENT IS FULLY PART OF TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES. SEE HEBREWS 8.6 IN THE COMPLETE JEWISH BIBLE. AND INVESTIGATE THE WORDS OF HEBREWS 8.6 IN THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE FROM YOUR STRONG’S CONCORDANCE.
REVELATION 21.7 GOD says, He or she who overcomes shall inherit all things. And I will be their GOD, and they shall be My Child.
I believe overcoming is overcoming the world that is top heavy with sin. And overcoming is getting the victory over sin. And sin is breaking The Law of Moses. 1 John. 3.4 The world rejects all The Laws, Teachings and Instructions of GOD and His Messiah. The world has cast off All GOD’S Laws that are written in The Law of Moses. That is sin, and the world lies in sin. But the righteous overcome it.
And by overcoming sin, we inherit Eternal Life in the Land of Israel in the Messianic Kingdom of GOD on earth with The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, MESSIAH YESHUA. And we inherit Eternal Life in Heaven forever. PSALM 2.1-3, 1 JOHN 3.4, ISAIAH 60.21, ISAIAH 65.9, EZEKIEL 47.13-14, 21-23, PSALM 37.11
And we inherit Glory and Honor from GOD ALMIGHTY. PROVERBS 3.35.
And we will inherit the Gentiles. ISAIAH 54.3
I believe inheriting the Gentiles means that when The LORD GOD Messiah Yeshua returns to establish His Messianic Kingdom on earth in Israel to the Euphrates River, Israel will inherit and possess our GOD-Given Israeli lands that are today occupied by Gentiles. Including Lebanon, Jordan, Land occupied by the Palestinians in Israel, large portions of Iraq and Syria to the Euphrates River. Part of Egypt from a River in Egypt. And perhaps even more Land. We will inherit the Gentiles. GENESIS 15.18-21
We will inherit Eternal Peace. HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.7
We will inherit Jerusalem, The Holy Mountain of GOD. ISAIAH 57.13
And The LORD is our inheritance along with all things that we inherit. PSALM 16.5
And our inheritance from The LORD is forever. PSALM 37.18
And GOD will never forsake His Inheritance, you and me. PSALM 94.14
And Israel is GOD’S inheritance. ISAIAH 19.25
Ira Weinstein, Congregational Leader