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Friday, February 26, 2010 TM

Shabbat Shalom Loved One!

Last week we studied about giving and acceptable gifts to YHWH. It appears from these verses that YHWH accepts gifts based on the position and attitude of willingness to give. That agrees with the Renewed Covenant Scripture: (2Co 9:6) now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. (2Co 9:7) Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for YHWH loves a cheerful giver. Based on the following verse, I believe He also expects it to cost you something (sacrifice)! (2Sa 24:23) All these things did Araunah, as a king, give unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, may YHWH your Elohim accept you. (2Sa 24:24) And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of you at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto YHWH my Elohim of that which does cost me anything. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. (Comment: That may rule out Lotto winnings etc) (Exo 25:1) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying (Exo 25:1) and יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Exo 25:2) “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, that they take up a contribution for Me. From everyone whose heart moves him you shall take up my contribution. (Exo 25:3) “And this is the contribution which you take up from them: gold, and silver, and bronze, (Exo 25:4) and blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, (Exo 25:5) and rams’ skins dyed red, and fine leather, and acacia wood, (Exo 25:6) oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense, (Exo 25:7) shoham stones, and stones to be set in the shoulder garment and in the breastplate. (Exo 25:8) “And they shall make me a Set-apart Place, and I shall dwell in their midst. (Exo 25:9) “According to all that I show you – the pattern of the Dwelling Place and the pattern of all its furnishings – make it exactly so.

Here are this week’s Torah Scriptures: Tetzave “You shall command”

Exodus 27:20- 30:10; Ezekiel 43:10-27;

Hebrews 13:10-17; 1Samuel Chapters 13, 14, and 15

(Exo 27:20) “And you, you are to command the children of Yisra’ĕl to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually. (Exo 27:21) “In the Tent of Meeting, outside the veil which is before the Witness, Aharon and his sons are to tend it from evening until morning before יהוה – a law forever to their generations, from the children of Yisra’ĕl. (Exo 28:1) “And you, bring near Aharon your brother and his sons with him, from among the children of Yisra’ĕl, for serving as priest to me: Aharon, Naḏaḇ and Aḇihu, Elʽazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aharon. (Exo 28:2) “And you shall make set-apart garments for Aharon your brother, for esteem and for comeliness. (Exo 28:3) “And you speak to all the wise of heart, which I have filled with a spirit of wisdom, and they shall make the garments of Aharon, to set him apart, for him to serve as priest to me. (Exo 28:4) “And these are the garments which they make: a breastplate, a shoulder garment, a robe, an embroidered long shirt, a turban, and a girdle. And they shall make set-apart garments for Aharon your brother and his sons, for him to serve as priest to me. (Exo 28:5) “And they shall take the gold, and the blue and the purple and the scarlet material, and the fine linen, (Exo 28:6) and shall make the shoulder garment of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine woven linen, the work of a skilled workman. (Exo 28:7) “It is to have two shoulder pieces joined at its two edges, and so it is joined together. (Exo 28:8) “And the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, which is on it, is of the same workmanship, made of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine woven linen. (Exo 28:9) “And you shall take two shoham stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Yisra’ĕl, (Exo 28:10) six of their names on one stone, and the remaining six names on the other stone, according to their birth. (Exo 28:11) “With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Yisra’ĕl. Set them in settings of gold. (Exo 28:12) “And you shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the shoulder garment as stones of remembrance for the sons of Yisra’ĕl. And Aharon shall bear their names before יהוה on his two shoulders, for a remembrance.

(Exo 28:13) “And you shall make settings of gold, (Exo 28:14) and two chains of clean gold like braided cords, and fasten the braided chains to the settings.

The stones here are laser quality stones. I have mentioned this for years but I will include a short look at what these stones are capable of for “right ruling” as YHWH declares. Let your prayers and imagination run freely as we think together. I would expect the Urim and Thummin would at the least light up for different decisions given the High Priest and most likely even do holograms and various colors and words>


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With that quick glance at lasers- let’s continue our study

(Exo 28:15) “And you shall make a breastplate of right-ruling, a work of a skilled workman, like the work of the shoulder garment. Make it of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine woven linen. (Exo 28:16) “It is square, doubled, a span its length, and a span its width. (Exo 28:17) “And you shall put settings of stones in it, four rows of stones: The first row is a ruby, a topaz, and an emerald; (Exo 28:18) and the second row is a turquoise, a sapphire, and a almond; (Exo 28:19) and the third row is a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; (Exo 28:20) and the fourth row is a beryl, and a shoham, and a jasper. They are set in gold settings. (Exo 28:21) “And the stones are according to the names of the sons of Yisra’ĕl, twelve according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, each one with its own name, for the twelve tribes. (Exo 28:22) “And you shall make braided chains of corded work for the breastplate at the end, of clean gold. (Exo 28:23) “And you shall make two rings of gold for the breastplate, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. (Exo 28:24) “And you shall put the two cords of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate, Exo 28:25) and the other two ends of the two cords you fasten to the two settings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the shoulder garment in the front. (Exo 28:26) “And you shall make two rings of gold, and shall put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on the edge of it, which is on the inner side of the shoulder garment. (Exo 28:27) “And you shall make two rings of gold, and put them on the two shoulder pieces, underneath the shoulder garment, on the front of it, close to the seam above the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, (Exo 28:28) and they bind the breastplate by means of its rings to the rings of the shoulder garment, using a blue cord, so that it is above the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, so that the breastplate does not come loose from the shoulder garment. (Exo 28:29) “And Aharon shall bear the names of the sons of Yisra’ĕl on the breastplate of right-ruling over his heart, when he goes into the set-apart place, for a remembrance before יהוה, continually.(Exo 28:30) “And into the breastplate of right-ruling you shall put the Urim and the Tummim, and they shall be on the heart of Aharon when he goes in before יהוה. And Aharon shall bear the right-ruling of the children of Yisra’ĕl on his heart before יהוה, continually. (Exo 28:31) “And you shall make the robe of the shoulder garment all of blue. (Exo 28:32) “And the opening for his head shall be in the middle of it, a woven binding all around its opening, like the opening in a scaled armor, so that it does not tear. (Exo 28:33) “And on its hem you shall make pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material, all around its hem, and bells of gold between them all around: (Exo 28:34) a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe all around. (Exo 28:35) “And it shall be upon Aharon to attend in, and its sound shall be heard when he goes into the set-apart place before יהוה and when he comes out, so that he does not die. (Exo 28:36) “And you shall make a plate of clean gold and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet: SET-APARTNESS TO יהוה. (Exo 28:37) “And you shall put it on a blue cord, and it shall be on the turban – it is to be on the front of the turban. (Exo 28:38) “And it shall be on the forehead of Aharon, and Aharon shall bear the guilt of the set-apart gifts which the children of Yisra’ĕl set apart in all their set-apart gifts. And it shall always be on his forehead, for acceptance for them before יהוה. (Exo 28:39) “And you shall weave the long shirt of fine linen, and shall make the turban of fine linen, and you shall make the girdle of woven work. (Exo 28:40) “And make long shirts for Aharon’s sons. And you shall make girdles for them, and you shall make turbans for them, for esteem and comeliness. (Exo 28:41) “And you shall put them on Aharon your brother and on his sons with him, and shall anoint them, and shall ordain them, and shall set them apart, and they shall serve as priests to Me. (Exo 28:42) “And make linen trousers for them, to cover their nakedness, reaching from the waist to the thighs. (Exo 28:43) “And they shall be on Aharon and on his sons when they come into the Tent of Meeting, or when they come near the altar to attend in the Set-apart Place, so that they do not bear crookedness and die – a law forever to him, and to his seed after him. (Exo 29:1) “And this is the task you shall do to them to set them apart to serve Me as priests: Take one young bull and two rams, perfect ones, (Exo 29:2) and unleavened bread, and unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil – make these of wheat flour. (Exo 29:3) “And you shall put them in one basket and bring them in the basket, along with the bull and the two rams. (Exo 29:4) “Then you shall bring Aharon and his sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and wash them with water. (Exo 29:5) “And you shall take the garments, and shall put on Aharon the long shirt, and the robe of the shoulder garment, and the shoulder garment, and the breastplate, and shall gird him with the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, (Exo 29:6) and shall put the turban on his head, and shall put the set-apart sign of dedication on the turban, (Exo 29:7) and shall take the anointing oil, and pour it on his head and anoint him. (Exo 29:8) “Then you shall bring his sons and put long shirts on them, (Exo 29:9) and shall gird them with girdles – Aharon and his sons – and put the turbans on them. And the priesthood shall be theirs for an everlasting law. So you shall ordain Aharon and his sons. (Exo 29:10) “And you shall bring near the bull before the Tent of Meeting, and Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull. (Exo 29:11) “And you shall slaughter the bull before יהוה, by the door of the Tent of Meeting, (Exo 29:12) and take some of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour all the blood beside the base of the altar. (Exo 29:13) “And you shall take all the fat that covers the entrails, and the appendage on the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar. (Exo 29:14) “But the flesh of the bull, and its skin and its dung, you shall burn with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering. (Exo 29:15) “And take one ram, and Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram, (Exo 29:16) and you shall slaughter the ram, and you shall take its blood and sprinkle it all around on the altar. (Exo 29:17) “And cut the ram in pieces, and wash its entrails and its legs, and place them upon its pieces and on its head. (Exo 29:18) “And you shall burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to יהוה; it is a sweet fragrance, an offering made by fire to יהוה. (Exo 29:19) “And you shall take the second ram, and Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram,(Exo 29:20) and you shall slaughter the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aharon and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar. (Exo 29:21) “And you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar, and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aharon and on his garments, on his sons and on the garments of his sons with him. And he and his garments shall be set-apart, and his sons and the garments of his sons with him. (Exo 29:22) “And you shall take the fat of the ram, and the fat tail, and the fat that covers the entrails, and the appendage on the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat on them, and the right thigh – it is for a ram of ordination – (Exo 29:23) and one loaf of bread, and one cake made with oil, and one thin cake from the basket of the unleavened bread that is before יהוה. (Exo 29:24) “And you shall put all these in the hands of Aharon and in the hands of his sons, and you shall wave them – a wave offering before יהוה. (Exo 29:25) “Then you shall take them from their hands and burn them on the altar as a burnt offering, as a sweet fragrance before יהוה. It is an offering made by fire to יהוה. (Exo 29:26) “And you shall take the breast of the ram of Aharon’s ordination and wave it – a wave offering before יהוה, and it shall be your portion. (Exo 29:27) “And from the ram of ordination you shall set apart the breast of the wave offering which is waved, and the thigh of the contribution which is raised, of that which is for Aharon and of that which is for his sons. (Exo 29:28) “And it shall be from the children of Yisra’ĕl for Aharon and his sons by a law forever, for it is a contribution. And it is a contribution from the children of Yisra’ĕl from their peace offerings – their contribution to יהוה.

There is and always has been a protocol for entering His presence! Today we must be washed in the blood of the LAMB!

(Exo 29:29) “And the set-apart garments of Aharon are for his sons after him, to be anointed in them and to be ordained in them. (Exo 29:30) “The priest from his sons in his place puts them on for seven days, when he enters the Tent of Meeting to attend in the set-apart place. (Exo 29:31) “And take the ram of ordination and cook its flesh in a set-apart place. (Exo 29:32) “And Aharon and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the Tent of Meeting, (Exo 29:33) and they shall eat those offerings with which the atonement was made, to ordain them, to set them apart. But let a stranger not eat them, because they are set-apart. (Exo 29:34) “And if any of the flesh of the ordination offerings, or of the bread, be left over until the morning, then you shall burn up what is left over. It is not eaten, because it is set-apart. (Exo 29:35) “And so you shall do to Aharon and his sons, according to all I have commanded you. Seven days you shall ordain them, (Exo 29:36) and prepare a bull each day as a sin offering for atonement. And you shall cleanse the altar when you make atonement for it, and you shall anoint it to set it apart. (Exo 29:37) “For seven days you shall make atonement for the altar, and set it apart. And the altar shall be most set-apart – whatever touches the altar is to be set-apart. (Exo 29:38) “And this is what you prepare on the altar: two lambs, a year old, daily, continually. (Exo 29:39) “Prepare the one lamb in the morning, and the other lamb you prepare between the evenings, (Exo 29:40) and one-tenth of an ĕphah of flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of pressed oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering, with the one lamb. (Exo 29:41) “And prepare the other lamb between the evenings. And with it prepare the grain offering and the drink offering, as in the morning, for a sweet fragrance, an offering made by fire to יהוה – (Exo 29:42) a continual burnt offering for your generations at the door of the Tent of Meeting before יהוה, where I shall meet with you to speak with you. (Exo 29:43) “And there I shall meet with the children of Yisra’ĕl, and it shall be set apart by My esteem. (Exo 29:44) “And I shall set apart the Tent of Meeting and the altar. And Aharon and his sons I set apart to serve as priests to me. (Exo 29:45) “And I shall dwell in the midst of the children of Yisra’ĕl and shall be their Elohim. (Exo 29:46) “And they shall know that I am יהוה their Elohim, who brought them up out of the land of Mitsrayim, to dwell in their midst. I am יהוה their Elohim.

The prayers of the believers are now the sweet incense to our Father!

(Rev 5:7) And He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him sitting on the throne.

(Rev 5:8) And when He took the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the set-apart ones. (Rev 5:9) And they sang a renewed song, saying, “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals, because You were slain, and have redeemed us to Elohim by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, (Rev 5:10) and made us sovereigns and priests to our Elohim, and we shall reign upon the earth.”1 Footnote: 1Dan. 7:18- 7. (Rev 5:11) And I looked, and I heard the voice of many messengers around the throne, and the living creatures, and the elders. And the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, (Rev 5:12) saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb having been slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and respect and esteem and blessing!”

(Exo 30:1) “And you shall make an altar to burn incense on, make it of acacia wood, (Exo 30:2) a cubit long and a cubit wide – it is a square – and two cubits high, its horns of the same. (Exo 30:3) “And you shall overlay its top, and its sides all around, and its horns with clean gold. And you shall make for it a molding of gold all around. (Exo 30:4) “And make two gold rings for it, under the molding on both its sides. Make them on its two sides, and they shall be holders for the poles to lift it with. (Exo 30:5) “And you shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. (Exo 30:6) “And you shall put it before the veil that is before the ark of the Witness, before the lid of atonement that is over the Witness, where I am to meet with you.

(Exo 30:7) “And Aharon shall burn on it sweet incense, morning by morning. As he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it. (Exo 30:8) “And when Aharon lights the lamps between the evenings, he shall burn incense on it – continual incense before יהוה throughout your generations.

Later we see Aaron’s sons offer “strange fire” or strange worship and die!

(Exo 30:9) “Do not offer strange incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering, and do not pour a drink offering on it. (Exo 30:10) “And Aharon shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement – once a year he makes atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most set-apart to יהוה.”

Apparently, we see our own crooked ways and be ashamed. YIKES- that’s now!

(Eze 43:10) “Son of man, explain the House to the house of Yisra’ĕl, and when they are ashamed of their crookednesses, they shall measure the measurements. (Eze 43:11) “And since they shall be ashamed of all that they did, make known to them the design of the House and its structure, and its exits and its entrances, its entire design and all its laws, and all its forms and all its Torot. And write it down before their eyes, so that they observe its entire design and all its laws, and shall do them. (Eze 43:12) “This is the Torah of the House: Upon the mountaintop, all the boundary of it, all around, is most set-apart. See, this is the Torah of the House. (Eze 43:13) “And these are the measurements of the altar in cubits, that cubit being one cubit and a handbreadth, and the base one cubit high and one cubit wide, with a rim all around its edge of one span. And this is the upper part of the altar. (Eze 43:14) “And from the base on the ground to the lower ledge, two cubits, and the width of the ledge one cubit, and from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge four cubits, and the width of the ledge one cubit. (Eze 43:15) “And the altar hearth is four cubits high, and four horns extending upward from the hearth. (Eze 43:16) “And the altar hearth is twelve cubits long, and twelve wide, square at its four corners. (Eze 43:17) “And the ledge is fourteen long and fourteen wide on its four sides, with a rim of half a cubit around it, and its base one cubit all around, and its steps face east.” (Eze 43:18) And He said to me, “Son of man, thus said the Master יהוה, ‘These are the laws for the altar on the day when it is made, for offering burnt offerings on it, and for sprinkling blood on it. (Eze 43:19) ‘And you shall give a young bull for a sin offering to the priests, the Lĕwites, who are of the seed of Tsaḏoq, who approach unto me,’ declares the Master יהוה. (Eze 43:20) ‘And you shall take some of its blood and put it on the four horns of the altar, on the four corners of the ledge, and on the rim around it, and shall cleanse it and make atonement for it. (Eze 43:21) ‘And you shall take the bull of the sin offering, and shall burn it in the appointed place of the House, outside the set-apart place. (Eze 43:22) ‘And on the second day you bring a male goat, a perfect one, for a sin offering. And they shall cleanse the altar, as they cleansed it with the bull. (Eze 43:23) ‘When you have ended cleansing it, bring a young bull, a perfect one, and a ram from the flock, a perfect one. (Eze 43:24) ‘And you shall bring them before יהוה, and the priests shall throw salt on them and offer them up as a burnt offering to יהוה. (Eze 43:25) ‘Prepare a goat for a sin offering daily for seven days, and prepare a young bull and a ram from the flock, perfect ones. (Eze 43:26) ‘For seven days they shall make atonement for the altar and cleanse it, and ordain it. (Eze 43:27) ‘And when these days are completed it shall be, on the eighth day and thereafter, that the priests make your burnt offerings and your peace offerings on the altar, and I shall accept you,’ declares the Master יהוה.”

Let sin not be in our camps either! Sin… do we remember? That thing called transgressing the TORAH (law) in 1 John!

(Heb 13:10) We have an altar from which those serving the Tent have no authority to eat. (Heb 13:11) For the bodies of those beasts whose blood is brought into the Set-apart Place by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp. (Heb 13:12) And so יהושע also suffered outside the gate, to set apart the people with His own blood. (Heb 13:13) Let us, then, go to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. (Heb 13:14) We have no lasting city here, but we seek the one coming. (Heb 13:15) Through Him then, let us continually offer up a slaughter offering of praise to Elohim, that is, the fruit of our lips,1 giving thanks to His Name. Footnote: 1Or “bulls of our lips” - See Hoshea. 14:2. (Heb 13:16) and do not forget to do well and to share, for with such slaughter offerings Elohim is well pleased. (Heb 13:17) Obey those leading you, and be subject to them, for they watch for your lives, as having to give account. Let them do so with joy and not groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Sha’ul Reigns as King!

(1Sa 13:1) Sha’ul was 30 years old when he began to reign. And when he had reigned two years over Yisra’ĕl, (1Sa 13:2) Sha’ul chose for himself three thousand men of Yisra’ĕl. And two thousand were with Sha’ul in Miḵmash and in the mountains of Bĕyth Ěl, and a thousand were with Yonathan in Giḇʽah of Binyamin. And the rest of the people he sent away, each to his tent.

(1Sa 13:3) And Yonathan smote the watch-post of the Philistines that was in Geḇa, and the Philistines heard of it. And Sha’ul blew the ram’s horn throughout all the land, saying, “Let the Heḇrews hear!” (1Sa 13:4) And all Yisra’ĕl heard the news that Sha’ul had smitten a watch-post of the Philistines, and also that Yisra’ĕl had become a stench to the Philistines. And the people were summoned to Sha’ul at Gilgal. (1Sa 13:5) And the Philistines gathered to fight Yisra’ĕl, with thirty thousand chariots and six thousand horsemen, and people as numerous as the sand on the seashore. And they came up and encamped in Miḵmash, east of Bĕyth Awen. (1Sa 13:6) And the men of Yisra’ĕl saw that they were in trouble, for the people were distressed, and the people hid in caves, and in thorny bushes, and in rocks, and in holes, and in pits. (1Sa 13:7) And some Heḇrews passed over the Yardĕn to the land of Gaḏ and Gilʽaḏ. But Sha’ul was still in Gilgal, and all the people followed him, trembling. (1Sa 13:8) And he waited for seven days, according to the appointment with Shemu’ĕl. But Shemu’ĕl did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattered from him. (1Sa 13:9) And Sha’ul said, “Bring a burnt offering and peace offerings here to me.” And he offered the burnt offering. (1Sa 13:10) And it came to be, as he had finished offering the burnt offering, look, Shemu’ĕl came. And Sha’ul went out to meet him, to bless him.

Note also the reign of Sha’ul was not established forever but given to King David due to Sha’ul’s disobedience!

(1Sa 13:11) Then Shemu’ĕl said, “What have you done?” And Sha’ul said, “Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered at Miḵmash, (1Sa 13:12) so I said, ‘The Philistines are going to come down on me at Gilgal, and I have not appeased the face of יהוה.’ So I felt compelled, and offered a burnt offering.” (1Sa 13:13) And Shemu’ĕl said to Sha’ul, “You have been foolish. You have not guarded the command of יהוה your Elohim, which He commanded you. Now יהוה would have established your reign over Yisra’ĕl forever. (1Sa 13:14) “But now, your reign is not going to stand. יהוה shall seek for Himself a man after His own heart1, and יהוה shall command him to be leader over His people, because you have not guarded what יהוה commanded you.” Footnote: 1See Acts 13:22. (1Sa 13:15) And Shemu’ĕl arose and went up from Gilgal to Giḇʽah of Binyamin. And Sha’ul mustered the people who were present with him, about six hundred men. (1Sa 13:16) And Sha’ul, and Yonathan his son, and the people who were present with them remained in Giḇʽah of Binyamin, while the Philistines camped at Miḵmash. (1Sa 13:17) And from the camp of the Philistines raiders went out in three companies. The one company turned to the way that leads to Ophrah, to the land of Shuʽal, (1Sa 13:18) and another company turned toward the way of Bĕyth Ḥoron, and another company turned toward the way of the border that overlooks the Valley of Tseḇoʽim toward the wilderness.

Israel MUST rely on YHWH – they have insufficient weapons! Sounds familiar for our coming great and awesome deliverance! (We also will not have the weapons the elite armies of the Globalists have!)

(1Sa 13:19) Now no blacksmith could be found in all the land of Yisra’ĕl, for the Philistines said, “Lest the Heḇrews make swords or spears.” (1Sa 13:20) And all Yisra’ĕl went down to the Philistines, each one to sharpen his ploughshare, and his mattock, and his axe, and his sickle. (1Sa 13:21) And the charge was a pim for the ploughshares, and the mattocks, and the forks, and the axes, and to set the points of the goads. (1Sa 13:22) And it came to be, on the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people who were with Sha’ul and Yonathan. But they were found with Sha’ul and Yonathan his son. (1Sa 13:23) And the outpost of the Philistines went out to the pass of Miḵmash. (1Sa 14:1) And it came to be one day that Yonathan son of Sha’ul said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, and let us go over to the outpost of the Philistines which is on the other side.” But he did not inform his father. (1Sa 14:2) And Sha’ul remained at the outskirts of Giḇʽah under a pomegranate tree at Miḡron, and the people who were with him were about six hundred men. (1Sa 14:3) And Aḥiyah son of Aḥituḇ, Iḵaḇoḏ’s brother, son of Pineḥas, son of Eli, the priest of יהוה in Shiloh, was wearing a shoulder garment. And the people did not know that Yonathan had gone. (1Sa 14:4) And between the passes, by which Yonathan sought to go over to the outpost of the Philistines, there was an edge of a rock on one side and an edge of a rock on the other side. And the name of one was Botsĕts, and the name of the other Seneh. (1Sa 14:5) The one edge was on the north opposite Miḵmash, and the other on the south opposite Giḇʽah. (1Sa 14:6) And Yehonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, and let us go over to the outpost of these uncircumcised. If so be, יהוה does work for us. There is no hindrance for יהוה to save by many or by few.” (1Sa 14:7) And his armor-bearer said to him, “Do all that is in your heart, incline yourself. See, I am with you, according to your heart.” (1Sa 14:8) And Yehonathan said, “See, we are passing over to the men – and show ourselves to them. (1Sa 14:9) “If they say this to us, ‘Wait until we come to you,’ then we shall stand still in our place and not go up to them. (1Sa 14:10) “But if they say this, ‘Come up to us,’ then we shall go up. For יהוה has given them into our hand, and this is the sign to us.” (1Sa 14:11) And both of them disclosed themselves to the outpost of the Philistines, and the Philistines said, “See, the Heḇrews are coming out of the holes where they have hidden.” (1Sa 14:12) And the men of the outpost called to Yonathan and his armor-bearer, and said, “Come up to us, and let us teach you a lesson.” Then Yonathan said to his armor-bearer, “Come up after me, for יהוה has given them into the hand of Yisra’ĕl.” (1Sa 14:13) And Yonathan climbed up on his hands and knees with his armor-bearer after him. And they fell before Yonathan, and his armor-bearer was putting them to death behind him. (1Sa 14:14) And that first slaughter which Yonathan and his armor-bearer made was about twenty men, in about half an acre of land. (1Sa 14:15) And there was trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. The outpost and the raiders also trembled, and the ground shook. And it became a trembling of Elohim. (1Sa 14:16) And the watchmen of Sha’ul in Giḇʽah of Binyamin looked and saw the crowd melting away, and they went here and there. (1Sa 14:17) And Sha’ul said to the people who were with him, “Please inspect and see who has gone from us.” So they inspected and saw that Yonathan and his armor-bearer were missing. (1Sa 14:18) And Sha’ul said to Aḥiyah, “Bring the ark of Elohim here.” The ark of Elohim was with the children of Yisra’ĕl on that day. (1Sa 14:19) And it came to be, while Sha’ul talked to the priest, that the noise which was in the camp of the Philistines went on, and became great, so Sha’ul said to the priest, “Withdraw your hand.” (1Sa 14:20) And Sha’ul was called, and all the people who were with him, and they went to the battle. And see, every man’s sword was against his neighbor – a very great confusion. (1Sa 14:21) And the Heḇrews who were with the Philistines before that time, who went up with them into the camp, turned round, they too, to be with Yisra’ĕl, who were with Sha’ul and Yonathan. (1Sa 14:22) And all the men of Yisra’ĕl who had hidden in the mountains of Ephrayim, heard that the Philistines fled, and they also pursued them in the battle. (1Sa 14:23) Thus יהוה saved Yisra’ĕl that day, and the battle passed over to Bĕyth Awen. (1Sa 14:24) And the men of Yisra’ĕl were distressed that day, for Sha’ul had placed the people under oath, saying, “Cursed be the man who eats food until evening, and I have taken revenge on my enemies.” Therefore none of the people tasted food. (1Sa 14:25) And all they of the land came into the woods, and there was honey on the ground. (1Sa 14:26) And the people came into the woods and saw the honey, dripping. But no one put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath. (1Sa 14:27) But Yonathan had not heard that his father had taken an oath of the people, and he stretched out the end of the rod that was in his hand and dipped it in a honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth. And his eyes lit up. (1Sa 14:28) Then one of the people said, “Your father strictly took an oath of the people, saying, ‘Cursed be the man who eats food today.’ ” And the people were weary. (1Sa 14:29) And Yonathan said, “My father has troubled the land. Now see how my eyes lit up when I tasted a little of this honey. (1Sa 14:30) “How much better if the people had well eaten today of the spoil of their enemies which they found? For then, would not the slaughter among the Philistines have been greater?” (1Sa 14:31) And they smote the Philistines that day from Miḵmash to Ayalon. So the people were very weary, (1Sa 14:32) and the people pounced on the spoil, and took sheep, and cattle, and calves, and slaughtered them on the ground. And the people ate with the blood. (1Sa 14:33) And they told Sha’ul, saying, “Look, the people are sinning against יהוה by eating with the blood!” And he said, “You have acted treacherously. Roll a large stone to me today.” (1Sa 14:34) And Sha’ul said, “Scatter among the people, and say to them, ‘Each one bring his ox near to me, and each one his sheep, and you shall slaughter them here, and eat. And do not sin against יהוה by eating with the blood.’ ” So every one of the people brought his ox with him that night, and slaughtered it there. (1Sa 14:35) And Sha’ul built an altar to יהוה. It was the first altar he built to יהוה. (1Sa 14:36) And Sha’ul said, “Let us go down after the Philistines by night, and plunder them until the morning light, and not leave a man of them.” And they said, “Do whatever seems good to you.” But the priest said, “Let us draw near to Elohim here.” (1Sa 14:37) And Sha’ul asked of Elohim, “Should I go down after the Philistines? Do you give them into the hand of Yisra’ĕl?” But He did not answer him that day. (1Sa 14:38) And Sha’ul said, “Come over here, all you chiefs of the people, and know and see what this sin was today.

(1Sa 14:39) “For as יהוה lives, who saves Yisra’ĕl, though it be in Yonathan my son, he shall certainly die.” But not one among all the people answered him. (1Sa 14:40) And he said to all Yisra’ĕl, “You be on one side, and my son Yonathan and I be on the other side.” And the people said to Sha’ul, “Do what seems good to you.” (1Sa 14:41) Then Sha’ul said to יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, “Give a perfect lot.” And Sha’ul and Yonathan were taken, but the people escaped. (1Sa 14:42) And Sha’ul said, “Cast lots between my son Yonathan and me.” And Yonathan was taken.

(1Sa 14:43) Sha’ul then said to Yonathan, “Explain to me what you have done.” And Yonathan explained to him, and said, “I only tasted a little honey with the end of the rod that was in my hand. See, let me die!” (1Sa 14:44) And Sha’ul answered, “Elohim do so and more also, for you shall certainly die, Yonathan.” (1Sa 14:45) But the people said to Sha’ul, “Should Yonathan die, who has wrought this great deliverance in Yisra’ĕl? Far be it! As יהוה lives, let not one hair of his head fall to the ground, for he has wrought with Elohim this day.” Thus the people delivered Yonathan, and he did not die. (1Sa 14:46) And Sha’ul returned from pursuing the Philistines, and the Philistines went to their own place. 1Sa 14:47) And Sha’ul took the reign over Yisra’ĕl, and fought against all his enemies round about, against Mo’aḇ, and against the children of Ammon, and against Eḏom, and against the sovereigns of Tsoḇah, and against the Philistines. And wherever he turned, he inflicted punishment. (1Sa 14:48) And he gathered an army and smote the Amalĕqites, and delivered Yisra’ĕl from the hands of those who plundered them. (1Sa 14:49) And the sons of Sha’ul were Yonathan and Yishwi and Malkishua. And the names of his two daughters were these: the name of the first-born Mĕraḇ, and the name of the younger Miḵal.

(1Sa 14:50) And the name of Sha’ul’s wife was Aḥinoʽam the daughter of Aḥimaʽats. And the name of the commander of his army was Aḇnĕr son of Nĕr, uncle of Sha’ul.’ (1Sa 14:51) And Qish was the father of Sha’ul, and Nĕr the father of Aḇnĕr was the son of Aḇi’ĕl. (1Sa 14:52) And there was fierce fighting against the Philistines all the days of Sha’ul. And when Sha’ul saw any mighty man or any brave man, he took him for himself.

Sometimes (always?) when we set up a monument to ourselves and puff ourselves up- we miss the command of YHWH altogether!

(1Sa 15:1) And Shemu’ĕl said to Sha’ul, “יהוה sent me to anoint you sovereign over His people, over Yisra’ĕl. And now, listen to the voice of the words of יהוה. (1Sa 15:2) “Thus said יהוה of hosts, ‘I shall punish Amalĕq for what he did to Yisra’ĕl, how he set himself against him on the way when he came up from Mitsrayim. (1Sa 15:3) ‘Now go, and you shall smite Amalĕq and put under the ban all that he has, and you shall not spare them, and put to death from man to woman, from infant to nursing child, from ox to sheep, from camel to donkey.’ ” (1Sa 15:4) Then Sha’ul summoned the people and mustered them in Tela’im, two hundred thousand foot soldiers and ten thousand men of Yehuḏah. (1Sa 15:5) And Sha’ul came to a city of Amalĕq, and lay in wait in the wadi. (1Sa 15:6) And Sha’ul said to the Qĕynites, “Go, turn aside, and come down from among the Amalĕqites, lest I destroy you with them. For you did show kindness to all the children of Yisra’ĕl when they came up out of Mitsrayim.” So the Qĕynites turned aside from the midst of the Amalĕqites. (1Sa 15:7) And Sha’ul smote the Amalĕqites, from Ḥawilah all the way to Shur, which is before Mitsrayim. (1Sa 15:8) And he caught Aḡaḡ sovereign of the Amalĕqites alive, and put under the ban all the people with the edge of the sword. (1Sa 15:9) But Sha’ul and the people spared Aḡaḡ and the best of the sheep, and the cattle, and the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not put them under the ban. But all goods despised and worthless, that they put under the ban. (1Sa 15:10) And the word of יהוה came to Shemu’ĕl, saying, (1Sa 15:11) “I am grieved that I have set up Sha’ul as sovereign, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed My words.” And it displeased Shemu’ĕl, and he cried to יהוה all night. (1Sa 15:12) And Shemu’ĕl rose early in the morning to meet Sha’ul, and it was told to Shemu’ĕl, saying, “Sha’ul went to Karmel, and see, he set up a monument for himself, then turned and passed over, and went down to Gilgal.” (1Sa 15:13) And Shemu’ĕl came to Sha’ul, and Sha’ul said to him, “Blessed are you of יהוה! I have performed the word of יהוה.” (1Sa 15:14) But Shemu’ĕl said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the cattle which I hear?” (1Sa 15:15) And Sha’ul said, “They have brought them from Amalĕq, because the people spared the best of the sheep and the cattle, to slaughter to יהוה your Elohim. And the rest we have put under the ban.” (1Sa 15:16) And Shemu’ĕl said to Sha’ul, “Wait, and let me declare to you what יהוה said to me last night.” And he said to him, “Speak.” (1Sa 15:17) And Shemu’ĕl said, “Though you were little in your own eyes, were you not head of the tribes of Yisra’ĕl? And did not יהוה anoint you sovereign over Yisra’ĕl? (1Sa 15:18) “And יהוה sent you on the way, and said, ‘Go, and you shall put under the ban the sinners, the Amalĕqites, and fight against them until they are consumed.’ (1Sa 15:19) “And why did you not obey the voice of יהוה, but swooped down on the spoil, and did evil in the eyes of יהוה?” (1Sa 15:20) And Sha’ul said to Shemu’ĕl, “I did obey the voice of יהוה, and I went on the way on which יהוה sent me, and brought back Aḡaḡ sovereign of Amalĕq, and I put Amalĕq under the ban. (1Sa 15:21) “But the people took of the spoil, of the sheep and cattle, the best of that which should have been put under the ban, to slaughter to יהוה your Elohim in Gilgal.” (1Sa 15:22) Then Shemu’ĕl said, “Does יהוה delight in burnt offerings and slaughterings, as in obeying the voice of יהוה? Look, to obey is better than an offering, to heed is better than the fat of rams. (1Sa 15:23) “For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and stubbornness is as wickedness and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of יהוה, He also does reject you as sovereign.” (1Sa 15:24) And Sha’ul said to Shemu’ĕl, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the command of יהוה and your words, because I feared the people and listened to their voice. (1Sa 15:25) “And now, please pardon my sin, and return with me, and let me bow myself to יהוה. (1Sa 15:26) But Shemu’ĕl said to Sha’ul, “I do not return with you, for you have rejected the word of יהוה, and יהוה does reject you from being sovereign over Yisra’ĕl.” (1Sa 15:27) And as Shemu’ĕl turned around to go away, Sha’ul seized the edge of his robe, and it tore. (1 Sam 15:28) And Shemu’ĕl said to him, “יהוה has torn the reign of Yisra’ĕl from you today, and has given it to a neighbor of yours, better than you. (1Sa 15:29) “Moreover, the Eminence of Yisra’ĕl does not lie nor relent. He is not a man that He should relent.” (1Sa 15:30) Then he said, “I have sinned. But esteem me now, please, before the elders of my people and before Yisra’ĕl, and return with me, and I shall bow myself to יהוה your Elohim.” (1Sa 15:31) And Shemu’ĕl turned back after Sha’ul, and Sha’ul bowed himself to יהוה. (1Sa 15:32) And Shemu’ĕl said, “Bring Aḡaḡ sovereign of the Amalĕqites here to me.” So Aḡaḡ came to him delightedly, and Aḡaḡ said, “Truly, the bitterness of death has turned aside.” (1Sa 15:33) And Shemu’ĕl said, “As your sword bereaved women, let your mother be bereaved among women too.” Shemu’ĕl then hewed Aḡaḡ to pieces before יהוה in Gilgal. (1Sa 15:34) And Shemu’ĕl went to Ramah, while Sha’ul went up to his house at Giḇʽah of Sha’ul. (1Sa 15:35) And Shemu’ĕl did not see Sha’ul again until the day of his death, for Shemu’ĕl mourned for Sha’ul. And יהוה was grieved that He had made Sha’ul to reign over Yisra’ĕl.

Shalom to you loved one! May His peace direct, provide, protect as He gives you and your loved ones provision in the Days of Jacob’s trouble now approaching us. May your belief and trust in Him grow as you willingly choose to Hear and Obey Him! May you remember and write on your heart this Scripture promise that you and your loved ones ALL enter the Kingdom- no matter what it appears to look like; (1Jn 5:12) He who has Yahshua has life; he who does not have the Son of YHWH does not have life. (1Jn 5:13) These things I have written to you who believe in the name of Yahshua, the Son of YHWH, so that you may know that you have eternal life. (1Jn 5:14) This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1Jn 5:15) And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

Shalom to your home loved one,