Ten Suggestions??

Saturday, February 6, 2010 TM

February 6, 2010

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Shabbat Shalom Loved One!

Why did Yahshua command us to be sober and alert and to watch and pray always? Obviously He knew what was in the heart of man and knew our capacity to become polluted with the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches and our lust for things. He knew of our desire for pleasure and the test would be great for us to seek pleasure and entertainment more than we would seek YHWH. Today, the last days Laodicean age of His body (assembly-church) in the Earth is certainly pleasure bound so let’s look together:(2Ti 3:1) But know this, that in the last days perilous (hard) times shall come. (2Ti 3:2) For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, thankless, wrong-doers, (2Ti 3:3) unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, haters of good, (2Ti 3:4) betrayers, reckless, puffed up, lovers (seekers) of pleasure rather than lovers of Elohim, (2Ti 3:5) having a form of reverence1 (godliness) but denying His power, turn away from these! Footnote: 1See v. 13, Isa. 24:5-6, Mt. 24:12, Rom. 1:30-31, 2 Thess. 2:3-11.

Yahshua knew lawmakers would write 100,000 plus laws in our countries’ to try and get us to keep 10 commandments!

Last week we also reminded ourselves to sober up as certain trials, tests, and tribulations are just ahead. Loved ones, we must remind Him of His Covenant and put Him (His promises, His word, (His Torah/instructions) in remembrance, by speaking His word over and about ourselves, our loved ones and turn and obey Him)

(Isa 43:25) "I, even I am the one who wipes out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. (Isa 43:26) "Put me in remembrance, let us argue (reason) our case together; state your cause, that you may be proved right. (Isa 43:27) "Your forefathers sinned and your spokesmen (pastors/teachers, etc) have transgressed against me.

Last week we were shown how YHWH led and protected His treasure, His obedient “loved ones”. Why do I call you His loved ones, His treasure? Because you fear Him and hold Him in high esteem which always allows for obedience as Yahshua said those that love Him will obey Him and everyone else was a liar in John 14:21 Let’s look together at His treasure: (Isa 33:6) and He will be the stability of your times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; the fear of YHWH is his treasure. Of course I realize this man considered His treasure also to be the fear and awe of YHWH! Nonetheless, you are His treasure when you choose to submit to Him in loving obedience! Let’s look again at His majesty as we too will need (and have) a cloud by day and fire by night! (Exo 13:17) And it came to be, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that Elohim did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, though that was nearer, for Elohim said, “Lest the people regret when they see fighting, and return to Mitsrayim.” (Exo 13:18) So Elohim led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Sea of Reeds (Comment: Red Sea; please take a moment and see www.wyattmuseum.com where the scattered wreckage of Pharaoh’s drowned army and chariots are found in 1000’ of water) And the children of Yisra’ĕl went up armed from the land of Mitsrayim. (Exo 13:19) And Mosheh took the bones of Yosĕph with him, for he certainly made the children of Yisra’ĕl swear, saying, “Elohim shall certainly visit you, and you shall bring my bones from here with you.” (Exo 13:20) And they departed from Sukkoth and camped in Ětham at the edge of the wilderness. (Exo 13:21) And יהוה went before them by day in a column of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a column of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night. (Exo 13:22) The column of cloud did not cease by day or the column of fire by night, before the people.

This week we have another reminder of YHWH’s Ten Commandments or His Ten Words. We should note that these are not ten suggestions, and when we stand in front of Him we might want to be found having done them and repented where we missed it. Remember also grace is not a license to continue to SIN or do away with or break the Instructions of Moses and the prophets as 1 John explains what sin is defined as by YHWH. (1Jn 3:3) And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. (1Jn 3:4) Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness (Torahless or without YHWH’s instruction). (1Jn 3:5) You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. (1Jn 3:6) No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. With those thoughts in place, we turn our minds to this week’s Torah study.

Here are our Torah Scriptures This Week: Yithro (Moses father-in-law)

Exodus 18:1-20:23; Isaiah 6:1-7:6; Isaiah 9:5-6; Matthew 5:17-32; 1 Samuel, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Victory over Pharaoh and the United Nations One world order of that day meant restoration of Moses’ loved ones and we can expect the same!

(Exo 18:1) And Yithro, the priest of Miḏyan, Mosheh’s father-in-law, heard of all that Elohim had done for Mosheh and for Yisra’ĕl His people, that יהוה had brought Yisra’ĕl out of Mitsrayim.

(Exo 18:2) And Yithro, Mosheh’s father-in-law, took Tsipporah, the wife of Mosheh – after he had sent her back, (Exo 18:3) and her two sons, of whom the name of one was Gĕreshom, for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land,” (Exo 18:4) and the name of the other was Eliʽezer, for he said, “The Elohim of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh.” (Exo 18:5) Yithro, Mosheh’s father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Mosheh in the wilderness, where he was encamped at the mountain of Elohim. (Exo 18:6) And he had said to Mosheh, “I, your father-in-law Yithro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her.” (Exo 18:7) And Mosheh went out to meet his father-in-law, and bowed down, and kissed him. And they asked each other about their welfare, and they went into the tent. (Exo 18:8) And Mosheh told his father-in-law all that יהוה had done to Pharaoh and to the Mitsrites for Yisra’ĕl’s sake, all the hardship that had come upon them on the way, and how יהוה had delivered them. (Exo 18:9) And Yithro rejoiced for all the good which יהוה had done for Yisra’ĕl, whom He had delivered out of the hand of the Mitsrites. (Exo 18:10) And Yithro said, “Blessed be יהוה, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Mitsrites and out of the hand of Pharaoh, and who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Mitsrites. (Exo 18:11) “Now I know that יהוה is greater than all the mighty ones, indeed in the matter in which they acted proudly, above them.” (Exo 18:12) Then Yithro, the father-in-law of Mosheh, brought a burnt offering and other slaughterings unto Elohim. And Aharon came with all the elders of Yisra’ĕl to eat bread with the father-in-law of Mosheh before Elohim.

Wisdom in a multitude of counselors

(Exo 18:13) And it came to be, on the next day, that Mosheh sat to rightly rule the people. And the people stood before Mosheh from morning until evening. (Exo 18:14) And when the father-in-law of Mosheh saw all that he did for the people, he said, “What is this that you are doing for the people? Why do you sit by yourself, and all the people stand before you from morning until evening?” (Exo 18:15) And Mosheh said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to seek Elohim. (Exo 18:16) “When they have a matter, they come to me, and I rightly rule between one and another, and make known the laws of Elohim and His Torot.” (Exo 18:17) And the father-in-law of Mosheh said to him, “What you are doing is not good. (Exo 18:18) “Both you and these people with you shall certainly wear yourselves out. For the matter is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it by yourself. (Exo 18:19) “Now listen to my voice. Let me counsel you and Elohim be with you: Stand before Elohim for the people and you shall bring the matters to Elohim. (Exo 18:20) “And you shall enlighten them concerning the laws and the Torot, and show them the way in which they should walk and the work which they do. (Exo 18:21) “But you yourself seek out from all the people able men, who fear Elohim, men of truth, hating unfair gain. And place these over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. (Exo 18:22) “And they shall rightly rule the people at all times. And it shall be that they bring every great matter to you, but they themselves rightly rule every small matter. So, make it lighter for yourself, for they shall bear with you. (Exo 18:23) “If you do this word, and Elohim shall command you, then you shall be able to stand and all this people also go to their place in peace.” (Exo 18:24) And Mosheh listened to the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he said. (Exo 18:25) And Mosheh chose able men out of all Yisra’ĕl, and made them heads over the people: rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. (Exo 18:26) And they rightly ruled the people at all times – the hard matters they brought to Mosheh, but they rightly ruled every small matter themselves. (Exo 18:27) And Mosheh sent off his father-in-law, and he went away to his own land. (Exo 19:1) In the third month after the children of Yisra’ĕl had come out of the land of Mitsrayim, on this day they came to the Wilderness of Sinai.

Sinai means desert wilderness- time to seek YHWH’s instructions

(Exo 19:2) They set out from Rephiḏim, and had come to the Wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness. So Yisra’ĕl camped there before the mountain. (Exo 19:3) And Mosheh went up to Elohim, and יהוה called to him from the mountain, saying, “This is what you are to say to the house of Yaʽaqoḇ, and declare to the children of Yisra’ĕl: (Exo 19:4) ‘You have seen what I did to the Mitsrites and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. (Exo 19:5) ‘And now, if you diligently obey My voice, and shall guard My covenant, then you shall be My treasured possession above all the peoples – for all the earth is Mine –

(Exo 19:6) ‘and you shall be to Me a reign of priests and a set-apart nation.’ Those are the words which you are to speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl.” (Exo 19:7) And Mosheh came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which יהוה commanded him. (Exo 19:8) And all the people answered together and said, “All that יהוה has spoken we shall do.” So Mosheh brought back the words of the people to יהוה. (Exo 19:9) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “See, I am coming to you in the thick cloud, so that the people hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever.” And Mosheh reported the words of the people to יהוה. (Exo 19:10) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Go to the people and set them apart today and tomorrow. And they shall wash their garments, (Exo 19:11) and shall be prepared by the third day. For on the third day יהוה shall come down upon Mount Sinai before the eyes of all the people. (Exo 19:12) “And you shall make a border for the people all around, saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves that you do not go up to the mountain or touch the border of it. Whoever touches the mountain shall certainly be put to death. (Exo 19:13) ‘Not a hand is to touch it, but he shall certainly be stoned or shot with an arrow, whether man or beast, he shall not live.’ When the trumpet sounds long, let them come near the mountain.” (Exo 19:14) And Mosheh came down from the mountain to the people and set the people apart, and they washed their garments. (Exo 19:15) And he said to the people, “Be prepared by the third day. Do not come near a wife.”

Thunders of YHWH are not normal!

(Exo 19:16) And it came to be, on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain. And the sound of the ram’s horn was very loud, and all the people who were in the camp trembled. (Exo 19:17) And Mosheh brought the people out of the camp to meet with Elohim, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. (Exo 19:18) And Mount Sinai was in smoke, all of it, because יהוה descended upon it in fire. And its smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace, and all the mountain trembled exceedingly. (Exo 19:19) And when the blast of the ram’s horn sounded long and became louder and louder, Mosheh spoke, and Elohim answered him by voice. (Exo 19:20) And יהוה came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And יהוה called Mosheh to the top of the mountain, and Mosheh went up. (Exo 19:21) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Go down, and warn the people, lest they break through unto יהוה to see, and many of them fall. (Exo 19:22) “And let the priests who come near יהוה set themselves apart too, lest יהוה break out against them.” (Exo 19:23) And Mosheh said to יהוה, “The people are not able to come up to Mount Sinai, for You warned us, saying, ‘Make a border around the mountain and set it apart.’ ” (Exo 19:24) And יהוה said to him, “Come, go down and then come up, you and Aharon with you. But do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to יהוה, lest He break out against them.” (Exo 19:25) And Mosheh went down to the people and spoke to them. (Exo 20:1) And Elohim spoke all these Words, saying,

(Exo 20:2) ONE; “I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of slavery. (Exo 20:3) “You have no other mighty ones against My face. TWO; (Exo 20:4) “You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth, (Exo 20:5) you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, יהוה your Elohim am a jealous Ěl, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, (Exo 20:6) but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands. THREE; (Exo 20:7) “You do not bring1 the Name of יהוה your Elohim to naught, for יהוה does not leave the one unpunished who brings His Name to naught. Footnote: 1Or lift up, or take. FOUR; (Exo 20:8) “Remember the Sabbath day, to set it apart. (Exo 20:9) “Six days you labor, and shall do all your work, (Exo 20:10) but the seventh day is a Sabbath1 of יהוה your Elohim. You do not do any work – you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. Footnote: 1There are other Sabbaths, but this is the weekly Sabbath. (Exo 20:11) “For in six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore יהוה blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart. FIVE; (Exo 20:12) “Respect your father and your mother, so that your days are prolonged upon the soil which יהוה your Elohim is giving you. SIX; (Exo 20:13) “You do not murder. SEVEN; (Exo 20:14) “You do not commit adultery. EIGHT; (Exo 20:15) “You do not steal. NINE; (Exo 20:16) “You do not bear false witness against your neighbor. (Exo 20:17) TEN; “You do not covet your neighbor’s house, you do not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, or whatever belongs to your neighbor.”

(Exo 20:18) And all the people saw the thunders, the lightning flashes, the sound of the ram’s horn, and the mountain smoking. And the people saw it, and they trembled and stood at a distance, (Exo 20:19) and said to Mosheh, “You speak with us and we hear, but let not Elohim speak with us, lest we die.” (Exo 20:20) And Mosheh said to the people, “Do not fear, for Elohim has come to prove you, and in order that His fear be before you, so that you do not sin.”

(Exo 20:21) So the people stood at a distance, but Mosheh drew near the thick darkness where Elohim was. (Exo 20:22) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Say this to the children of Yisra’ĕl: ‘You yourselves have seen that I have spoken to you from the heavens. (Exo 20:23) ‘You do not make besides Me mighty ones of silver, and you do not make mighty ones of gold for yourselves. (Exo 20:24) ‘Make an altar of earth for Me, and you shall slaughter on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause My Name to be remembered I shall come to you and bless you. (Exo 20:25) ‘And if you make Me an altar of stone, do not build it of cut stone, for if you use your chisel on it, you have profaned it. (Exo 20:26) ‘Nor do you go up by steps to My altar, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.’ (Exo 21:1) “These are the right-rulings which you are to set before them: (Exo 21:2) “When you buy a Heḇrew servant, he serves six years, and in the seventh he goes out free, for naught. (Exo 21:3) “If he comes in by himself, he goes out by himself; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him. (Exo 21:4) “If his master has given him a wife, and she has borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children are her master’s, and he goes out by himself. (Exo 21:5) “And if the servant truly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children, let me not go out free,’ (Exo 21:6) then his master shall bring him before Elohim, and shall bring him to the door, or to the doorpost, and his master shall pierce his ear with an awl. And he shall serve him forever. (Exo 21:7) “And when a man sells his daughter to be a female servant, she does not go out as the male servants do. (Exo 21:8) “If she is displeasing in the eyes of her master who has engaged her to himself, then he shall let her be ransomed. He shall have no authority to sell her to a foreign people, because of him deceiving her. (Exo 21:9) “And if he has engaged her to his son, he is to do to her as is the right of daughters. (Exo 21:10) “If he takes another wife, her food, her covering, and her marriage rights are not to be diminished. (Exo 21:11) “And if he does not do these three for her, then she shall go out for naught, without silver. (Exo 21:12) “He who strikes a man so that he dies shall certainly be put to death. (Exo 21:13) “But if he did not lie in wait, but Elohim delivered him into his hand, then I shall appoint for you a place where he is to flee. (Exo 21:14) “But when a man acts presumptuously against his neighbor, to kill him by treachery, you are to take him even from My altar to die. (Exo 21:15) “And he who smites his father or his mother shall certainly be put to death. (Exo 21:16) “And he who kidnaps a man and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, shall certainly be put to death. (Exo 21:17) “And he who curses his father or his mother shall certainly be put to death. (Exo 21:18) “And when men strive together, and one smites the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but is confined to his bed, (Exo 21:19) if he rises again and walks about outside with his staff, then he who smote him shall be innocent. He only pays for lost time and sees to it that he is completely healed. (Exo 21:20) “And when a man smites his male or female servant with a rod, so that he dies under his hand, he shall certainly be punished. (Exo 21:21) “But if he remains alive a day or two, he is not punished; for he is his property. (Exo 21:22) “And when men strive and they shall smite a pregnant woman, and her children come out, yet there is no injury, he shall certainly be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband lays upon him. And he shall give through the judges. (Exo 21:23) “But if there is injury, then you shall give life for life… to be cont’d!

I told Yahshua one time this would be boring I though to be the angels after a few thousand years flying around saying Set apart set apart or holy, holy, is YHWH! He revealed to me that just like you and I receive more revelation of His glory (His goodness and mercy) as we go through (circle) the Torah Cycle they receive more revelation of His glory also!

Note also that when we get in His presence we are undone also and see our lack of holiness and our uncleanness. Only He can deliver us!

(Isa 6:1) In the year that Sovereign Uzziyahu died, I saw יהוה sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the Hĕḵal. (Isa 6:2) Above it stood seraphim. Each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. (Isa 6:3) And one cried to another and said, “Set-apart, set-apart, set-apart (holy, holy, holy) is יהוה of hosts; all the earth is filled with His esteem!” (glory) (Isa 6:4) And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.

(Isa 6:5) And I said, “Woe to me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips – for my eyes have seen the Sovereign, יהוה of hosts.” (Isa 6:6) And one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. (Isa 6:7) And he touched my mouth with it, and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your crookedness is taken away, and your sin is covered.” (Isa 6:8) And I heard the voice of יהוה, saying, “Whom do I send, and who would go for Us?” And I said, “Here am I! Send me.” (Isa 6:9) And He said, “Go, and you shall say to this people, ‘Hearing, you hear, but do not understand; and seeing, you see, but do not know.’ (Isa 6:10) “Make the heart of this people fat, and their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and shall turn and be healed.” (Isa 6:11) Then I said, “יהוה, until when?” And He answered, “Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant, and the houses are without a man, and the land is laid waste, a ruin, (Isa 6:12) and יהוה has removed men far away, and the forsaken places be many in the midst of the land. (Isa 6:13) “But still, there is a tenth part in it, and it shall again be for a burning, like a terebinth tree and like an oak, whose stump remains when it is cut down. The set-apart seed is its stump!” (Isa 7:1) And it came to be in the days of Aḥaz son of Yotham, son of Uzziyahu, sovereign of Yehuḏah, that Retsin sovereign of Aram and Peqaḥ son of Remalyahu, sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, went up to Yerushalayim to fight against it, but could not prevail against it.

(Isa 7:2) And it was reported to the house of Dawiḏ, saying, “Aram has set up camp in Ephrayim.” And his heart and the heart of his people were moved as the trees of the forest are moved with the wind. (Isa 7:3) And יהוה said to Yeshayahu, “Go out now to meet Aḥaz, you and She’ar-Yashuḇ your son, at the end of the channel of the upper pool, on the highway of the Launderer’s Field, (Isa 7:4) and say to him, ‘Take heed, and be calm; do not fear or be faint-hearted for these two stubs of smoking firebrands, for the fierce displeasure of Retsin and Aram, and the son of Remalyahu. (Isa 7:5) ‘Because Aram, Ephrayim, and the son of Remalyahu have plotted evil against you, saying, (Isa 7:6) “Let us go up against Yehuḏah and tear it apart, and break it open for ourselves, and set a sovereign over them, the son of Taḇe’ĕl.”

Messiah’s coming!

(Isa 9:5) For every boot of one trampling in tumult, and coat rolled in blood, shall be used for burning and fuel of fire. (Isa 9:6) For a Child shall be born unto us, a Son shall be given unto us, and the rule is on His shoulder. And His Name is called Wonder, Counselor, Strong Ěl, Father of Continuity, Prince of Peace.

And not coming to do away with the Torah (law) Moses and the Prophets!

Not only is not done away; YHWH expects us to walk by the spirit of the Torah!

(Mat 5:17) “Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets.1 I did not come to destroy but to complete. Footnote: 1The Law and the Prophets is a term used for the pre-Messianic Scriptures. (Comment: Is there still a heaven and earth?) (Mat 5:18) “For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.1 Footnote: 1Lk. 16:17. (Comment: Is it all done or fulfilled and completed? NO the Fall Feasts are now approaching this year; only the Spring Feasts of YHWH have been completed- then Messiah will reign in Jerusalem!) (Mat 5:19) “Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens. (Mat 5:20) “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees,1 you shall by no means enter into the reign of the heavens. Footnote: 1Mt. 15:3-9, Mk. 7:7-13, John 7:19, Acts 7:53, Rom. 2:23-27, Gal. 6:13. (Mat 5:21) “You heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder,’ and whoever murders shall be liable to judgment. (Mat 5:22) “But I say to you that whoever is wroth with his brother without a cause shall be liable to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raka!’ shall be liable to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be liable to fire of Gehenna. (Mat 5:23) “If, then, you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother holds whatever against you,(Mat 5:24) leave your gift there before the altar, and go, first make peace with your brother, and then come and offer your gift. (Mat 5:25) “Be well-minded with your opponent, promptly, while you are on the way with him, lest your opponent deliver you to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. (Mat 5:26) “Truly, I say to you, you shall by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny. (Mat 5:27) “You heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ (Mat 5:28) “But I say to you that everyone looking at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.(Mat 5:29) “And if your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you. It is better for you that one of your members perish, than for your entire body to be thrown into Gehenna. (Mat 5:30) “And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away from you. It is better for you that one of your members perishes, than for your entire body to be thrown into Gehenna. (Mat 5:31) “And it has been said, ‘Whoever puts away his wife let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ (Mat 5:32) “But I say to you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the matter of whoring,1 makes her commit adultery. And whoever marries a woman who has been put away commits adultery. Footnote: 1Mt. 19:9, Dt. 24:1.

When we need our own breakthrough prayer and weeping is not a bad plan!

(1Sa 1:1) And there was a certain man of Ramathayim Tsophim, of the mountains of Ephrayim, and his name was Elqanah son of Yeroḥam, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Tsuph, an Ephrayimite. (1Sa 1:2) And he had two wives the name of one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah. And Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. (1Sa 1:3) Now this man went up from his city year by year to worship and to slaughter to יהוה of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Ěli, Ḥophni and Pineḥas, the priests of יהוה, were there. (1Sa 1:4) And when the day came for Elqanah to make an offering, he gave portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters, (1Sa 1:5) but, although he loved Hannah, he gave only one portion to Hannah, because יהוה had shut up her womb. (1Sa 1:6) Moreover, her rival also provoked her greatly, to make her irritable, because יהוה had shut up her womb. (1Sa 1:7) And so he did, year by year. Whenever she went up to the House of יהוה, she was provoked, so that she wept and did not eat. (1Sa 1:8) And her husband Elqanah said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? And why is your heart sad? Am I not better to you than ten sons?” (1Sa 1:9) And Hannah rose up after eating and drinking in Shiloh, while Ěli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the Hĕḵal of יהוה. (1Sa 1:10) And she was bitter in life, and prayed to יהוה and wept greatly. (1Sa 1:11) And she made a vow and said, “O יהוה of hosts, if You would indeed look on the affliction of your female servant and remember me, and not forget your female servant, but shall give your female servant a male child, then I shall give him to יהוה all the days of his life, and let no razor come upon his head.” (1Sa 1:12) And it came to be, as she kept on praying before יהוה, that Ěli was watching her mouth. (1Sa 1:13) And Hannah spoke in her heart, only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. So Ěli thought she was drunk.

(1Sa 1:14) Then Ěli said to her, “How long are you going to be drunk? Put your wine away from you!” (1Sa 1:15) And Hannah answered and said, “No, my master, I am a woman pained in spirit. And I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my being before יהוה. (1Sa 1:16) “Do not take your female servant for a daughter of Beliyaʽal, for it is out of my great concern and provocation that I have spoken until now.” (1Sa 1:17) And Ěli answered and said, “Go in peace, and the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl give you your petition which you have asked of Him.” (1Sa 1:18) And she said, “Let your female servant find favor in your eyes.” And the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no sadder. (1Sa 1:19) And they rose up early in the morning and worshipped before יהוה, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elqanah knew Hannah his wife, and יהוה remembered her. (1Sa 1:20) And it came to be at the turn of days, that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Shemu’ĕl, “Because I have asked יהוה for him.” (1Sa 1:21) And the man Elqanah and his entire house went up to offer to יהוה the yearly slaughtering and his vow. (1Sa 1:22) But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, “When the child is weaned, then I shall take him. And he shall appear before יהוה and remain forever there.” (1Sa 1:23) And her husband Elqanah said to her, “Do what is good in your eyes. Remain until you have weaned him. Only let יהוה establish His word.” And the woman remained and nursed her son until she had weaned him. (1Sa 1:24) And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bulls, and one ĕphah of flour, and a skin of wine, and brought him to the House of יהוה in Shiloh. And the child was young. (1Sa 1:25) And they slaughtered a bull, and brought the child to Ěli. (1Sa 1:26) And she said, “O my master! As your being lives, my master, I am the woman who stood by you here, praying to יהוה. (1Sa 1:27) “I prayed for this youth, and יהוה has granted me what I asked of Him. (1Sa 1:28) “So I have also loaned him to יהוה. All the days that he lives he shall be loaned to יהוה.” And he worshipped there before יהוה. (1Sa 2:1) And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart rejoices in יהוה, my horn has been high in יהוה. My mouth is opened wide over my enemies, for I have rejoiced in Your deliverance. (1Sa 2:2) “There is no one set-apart like יהוה, for there is no one besides You, and there is no rock like our Elohim. (1Sa 2:3) “Do not multiply words so proudly, proudly; let no arrogance come from your mouth, for יהוה is a Ěl of knowledge, and by Him deeds are weighed. (1Sa 2:4) “Bows of the mighty are broken, and those who stumble shall be girded with strength. (1Sa 2:5) “The satisfied have hired themselves out for bread, and the hungry have ceased. Even the barren has borne seven, and she who has many children pines away. (1Sa 2:6) “יהוה puts to death and makes alive, He brings down to the grave and raises up. (1Sa 2:7) “יהוה makes poor and makes rich, He brings low and lifts up. (1Sa 2:8) “He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the dunghill, to sit with princes, and make them inherit a throne of esteem. For the supports of the earth belong to יהוה, and He has set the world upon them. (1Sa 2:9) “He guards the feet of His kind ones, but the wrong are silent in darkness, for man does not become mighty by power. (1Sa 2:10) “Those who oppose יהוה are shattered, from the heavens He thunders against them. יהוה judges the ends of the earth, and gives strength to His sovereign, and exalts the horn of His anointed.” (1Sa 2:11) And Elqanah went to his house at Ramah. But the youth served יהוה before Ěli the priest.

YIKES! Not to know YHWH means certain death- especially in these days!

(1Sa 2:12) And the sons of Ěli were sons of Beliyaʽal – they did not know יהוה. (1Sa 2:13) And the ruling of the priests with the people was that when any man offered a slaughtering, the priest’s servant shall come with a three-pronged flesh-hook in his hand while the meat was cooking, (1Sa 2:14) and shall thrust it into the basin, or kettle, or cauldron, or pot. and the priest would take for himself all that the flesh-hook brought up. Thus they did in Shiloh to all the Yisra’ĕlites who came there. (1Sa 2:15) Also, before they burned the fat, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who slaughtered, “Give meat for roasting to the priest, for he does not accept cooked meat from you, but raw.” (1Sa 2:16) And if the man said to him, “Let the fat be burned up first, then take as much as your being desires,” he would then answer him, “No, but give it to me now. And if not, I shall take it by strength.” (1Sa 2:17) And the sin of the young men was very great before יהוה, for the men despised the offering of יהוה. (1Sa 2:18) But Shemu’ĕl was attending before יהוה – a youth, wearing a linen shoulder garment. (1Sa 2:19) And his mother would make him a little robe, and bring it to him year by year when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly slaughtering. (1Sa 2:20) And Ěli blessed Elqanah and his wife, and said, “יהוה give you offspring from this woman for the one she prayed for and gave to יהוה.” Then they would go to their own home. (1Sa 2:21) And יהוה visited Hannah, so that she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters, while the young Shemu’ĕl grew before יהוה. (1Sa 2:22) And Ěli was very old, and had heard all that his sons were doing to all Yisra’ĕl, and how they lay with the women who were assembling at the door of the Tent of Meeting. (1Sa 2:23) And he said to them, “Why do you do deeds like these? For I hear of your evil deeds from all the people. (1Sa 2:24) “No my sons, it is not a good report that I hear: making the people of יהוה transgress. (1Sa 2:25) “If one man sins against another, Elohim shall judge him and if a man sins against יהוה, who shall pray for him?” But they did not listen to the voice of their father, though יהוה was pleased to put them to death. (Comment: it might be good to respect and honor your father and mother no matter how much you may disagree with them!) (1Sa 2:26) And the young Shemu’ĕl was growing in stature, and was in favor with יהוה and also with men. (1Sa 2:27) And a man of Elohim came to Ěli and said to him, “Thus said יהוה, ‘Did I not clearly reveal Myself to the house of your father when they were in Mitsrayim in Pharaoh’s house, (1Sa 2:28) even to choose him out of all the tribes of Yisra’ĕl to be my priest, to offer upon my altar, to burn incense, and to wear a shoulder garment before me? And did I not give to the house of your father all the offerings of the children of Yisra’ĕl made by fire? (1Sa 2:29) ‘Why do you kick at my slaughtering and my offering which I have commanded in My Dwelling Place, and esteem your sons above me, (Comment: when we put our family and others above YHWH we err greatly and the costs are severe!) to make yourselves fat with the best of all the offerings of Yisra’ĕl my people?’ (1Sa 2:30) “Therefore יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl declares, ‘I said indeed that your house and the house of your father would walk before Me forever.’ But now יהוה declares, ‘Far be it from Me, for those who highly esteem Me I highly esteem, and those who despise Me are lightly esteemed. (1Sa 2:31) ‘See, the days are coming that I shall cut off your arm and the arm of your father’s house, so that an old man shall not be found in your house. (1Sa 2:32) ‘And you shall see an enemy in My Dwelling Place, despite all the good which Elohim does for Yisra’ĕl, and there shall not be an old man in your house forever. (1Sa 2:33) ‘But any of your men whom I do not cut off from My altar is to consume your eyes and grieve your life and all the increase of your house die as men. (1Sa 2:34) ‘And this is the sign to you that comes upon your two sons, upon Ḥophni and Pineḥas: in one day they are going to die, both of them. (1Sa 2:35) ‘And I shall raise up for Myself a trustworthy priest who does according to what is in My heart and in My being. And I shall build him a steadfast house, and he shall walk before My anointed forever. (1Sa 2:36) ‘And it shall be that everyone who is left in your house shall come and bow down to him for a piece of silver and a cake of bread, and say, “Please, put me in one of the priestly positions to eat a piece of bread.” ’ ” (1Sa 3:1) And the young Shemu’ĕl was serving יהוה before Ěli. And the word of יהוה was rare in those days – no vision breaking forth. (1Sa 3:2) And it came to be in that day, that Ěli was lying down in his place. And his eyes had begun to grow so dim that he was unable to see, (1Sa 3:3) And the lamp of Elohim had not gone out in the Hĕḵal of יהוה where the ark of Elohim was, and Shemu’ĕl was lying down to sleep.

Do what is pleasing to YHWH and you will also hear from Him!

(1Sa 3:4) And יהוה called Shemu’ĕl, and he answered, “Here I am!” (1Sa 3:5) He then ran to Ěli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call – lie down again.” So he went and lay down. (1Sa 3:6) And יהוה again called, “Shemu’ĕl!” And Shemu’ĕl arose and went to Ěli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he answered, “My son, I did not call – lie down again.” (1Sa 3:7) Now Shemu’ĕl did not yet know יהוה, and the word of יהוה was not yet revealed to him. (1Sa 3:8) And יהוה called Shemu’ĕl again the third time, and he arose and went to Ěli, and said, “Here I am, for you did call me.” Then Ěli understood that יהוה had called the youth.

(1Sa 3:9) So Ěli said to Shemu’ĕl, “Go, lie down. And it shall be, if He calls you, say, ‘Speak, יהוה, for Your servant hears.’ ” And Shemu’ĕl went and lay down in his place. (1Sa 3:10) And יהוה came and stood and called as at other times, “Shemu’ĕl! Shemu’ĕl!” And Shemu’ĕl answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.” (1Sa 3:11) And יהוה said to Shemu’ĕl, “See, I am doing a matter in Yisra’ĕl at which both ears of everyone who hears it shall tingle. (1Sa 3:12) “In that day I shall confirm against Ěli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. (1Sa 3:13) “I have declared to him that I am judging his house forever for the crookedness which he knows, because his sons cursed Elohim, and he did not rebuke them. (1Sa 3:14) “And therefore I have sworn to the house of Ěli that the crookedness of the house of Ěli shall never be atoned for, by slaughtering or grain offering.” (1Sa 3:15) And Shemu’ĕl lay down until morning, and opened the doors of the House of יהוה. And Shemu’ĕl was afraid to report the vision to Eli. (1Sa 3:16) Then Ěli called Shemu’ĕl and said, “Shemu’ĕl, my son!” And he answered, “Here I am.” (1Sa 3:17) And he said, “What is the word that He spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me. Elohim do so to you, and more also, if you hide a word from me of all the words that He spoke to you.” (1Sa 3:18) And Shemu’ĕl reported to him all the words, and hid none from him. And he said, “It is יהוה. Let Him do what is good in His eyes.” (1Sa 3:19) And Shemu’ĕl grew up, and יהוה was with him and did not let any of his words fall to the ground. (1Sa 3:20) And all Yisra’ĕl from Dan to Be’ĕrsheḇa knew that Shemu’ĕl had been established as a prophet of יהוה. (1Sa 3:21) And יהוה continued to appear in Shiloh, because יהוה revealed Himself to Shemu’ĕl in Shiloh by the word of יהוה. (1Sa 4:1) The word of Shemu’ĕl was for all Yisra’ĕl. And Yisra’ĕl went out to battle against the Philistines, and encamped beside Eḇen Haʽĕzer, while the Philistines encamped in Aphĕq. (1Sa 4:2) And the Philistines put themselves in battle array against Yisra’ĕl. And when the battle spread, Yisra’ĕl was smitten by the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men of the army in the field. (1Sa 4:3) And when the people came into the camp, the elders of Yisra’ĕl said, “Why has יהוה smitten us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of יהוה from Shiloh to us, so that He comes into our midst and save us from the hand of our enemies.” (1Sa 4:4) And the people sent to Shiloh, and they brought from there the ark of the covenant of יהוה of hosts, dwelling between the keruḇim. And the two sons of Ěli, Ḥophni and Pineḥas, were there with the ark of the covenant of Elohim. (1Sa 4:5) And when the ark of the covenant of יהוה came into the camp, all Yisra’ĕl shouted so loudly that the earth shook. (1Sa 4:6) And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, “What is the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Heḇrews?” And when they knew that the ark of יהוה had come into the camp, (1Sa 4:7) the Philistines were afraid, for they said, “Elohim has come into the camp!” And they said, “Woe to us! For it has never been like this before. (1Sa 4:8) “Woe to us! Who shall deliver us from the hand of these mighty Elohim? These are the Elohim who smote the Mitsrites with all the plagues in the wilderness. (1Sa 4:9) “Be strong and be men, you Philistines that you do not become servants of the Heḇrews, as they have been to you. Be men, and fight!” (1Sa 4:10) And the Philistines fought, and Yisra’ĕl was smitten, and every man fled to his tent. And the slaughter was very great, and there fell of Yisra’ĕl thirty thousand foot soldiers. (1Sa 4:11) And the ark of Elohim was captured, and the two sons of Ěli died, Ḥophni and Pineḥas. (1Sa 4:12) And a man of Binyamin ran from the battle line the same day, and came to Shiloh with his garments torn and dirt on his head. (1Sa 4:13) And he came in and saw Ěli, sitting on a seat by the wayside watching, for his heart trembled for the ark of Elohim. And the man came into the city and reported it, and all the city cried out. (1Sa 4:14) And Ěli heard the noise of the outcry and said, “What is the noise of this uproar?” And the man came hastily and informed Ěli. (1Sa 4:15) Now Ěli was ninety-eight years old and his eyes were so dim that he was unable to see. (1Sa 4:16) And the man said to Ěli, “I am he who came from the battle. And I fled today from the battle line.” And he said, “What was the matter, my son?”

(1Sa 4:17) And the messenger answered and said, “Yisra’ĕl has fled before the Philistines, and there has been a great slaughter among the people. And your two sons have died, Ḥophni and Pineḥas, and the ark of Elohim has been captured.” (1Sa 4:18) And it came to be, when he made mention of the ark of Elohim, that Ěli fell off the seat backward by the side of the gate. And his neck was broken and he died, for the man was old and heavy. And he ruled Yisra’ĕl forty years.

(1Sa 4:19) And his daughter-in-law, Pineḥas’ wife, was pregnant, about to bear. And when she heard the news that the ark of Elohim was captured, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and gave birth, because her pains came upon her. (1Sa 4:20) And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, “Do not fear, for you have borne a son.” But she did not answer, nor did she set her heart to it. (1Sa 4:21) And she called the child Iḵaḇoḏ, saying, “The esteem (glory) has departed from Yisra’ĕl!” because the ark of Elohim was taken and because of her father-in-law and her husband. (1Sa 4:22) And she said, “The esteem (glory) has departed from Yisra’ĕl, for the ark of Elohim was taken.”

Note that the false gods (fish god here) cannot stand in the presence of YHWH!

(1Sa 5:1) And the Philistines took the ark of Elohim and brought it from Eḇen Haʽĕzer to Ashdoḏ, (1Sa 5:2) and the Philistines took the ark of Elohim and brought it into the house of Daḡon and set it by Daḡon. (1Sa 5:3) And the Ashdoḏites rose early in the morning and saw Daḡon fallen on its face to the ground before the ark of יהוה. So they took Daḡon and put it in its place again. (1Sa 5:4) And they arose early the next morning and saw Daḡon fallen again its face to the ground before the ark of יהוה, and the head of Daḡon and both the palms of its hands cut off, on the threshold, only Daḡon itself was left of it. (1Sa 5:5) That is why, to this day, the priests of Daḡon and all who come into Daḡon’s house do not tread on the threshold of Daḡon in Ashdoḏ. (1Sa 5:6) But the hand of יהוה was heavy on the Ashdoḏites, and He wasted them and smote them with tumors – Ashdoḏ and its borders. (1Sa 5:7) And when the men of Ashdoḏ saw this, they said, “Let not the ark of the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl remain with us, for His hand has been hard on us, and on Daḡon our mighty one.” (1Sa 5:8) Then they sent and gathered to them all the princes of the Philistines, and said, “What do we do with the ark of the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl?” And they answered, “Let the ark of the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl be removed to Gath.” And they removed the ark of the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl. (1Sa 5:9) And it came to be, after they removed it, that the hand of יהוה was against the city with a very great destruction. And He smote the men of the city, from the least to the greatest, and tumors broke out on them. (1Sa 5:10) They then sent the ark of Elohim to Eqron. And it came to be, as the ark of Elohim came to Eqron, that the Eqronites cried out, saying, “They have removed the ark of the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl to us, to kill us and our people!” (1Sa 5:11) And they sent and gathered together all the princes of the Philistines, and said, “Send away the ark of the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, and let it return to its own place, so that it does not kill us and our people.” For there had come a deadly destruction throughout the entire city – the hand of Elohim was very heavy there.

(1Sa 5:12) And the men who did not die were smitten with tumors, (hemorrhoids) and the cry of the city went up to the heavens. (1Sa 6:1) And the ark of יהוה was in the field of the Philistines for seven months. (1Sa 6:2) And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, “What do we do with the ark of יהוה? Let us know with what we should send it to its place.” (1Sa 6:3) And they said, “If you send away the ark of the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, do not send it empty, but you shall certainly return it to Him with a guilt offering. Then you are going to be healed, and it shall be known to you why His hand does not turn aside from you.” (1Sa 6:4) And they said, “What is the guilt offering which we return to Him?” And they answered, “The number of the princes of the Philistines: five golden tumors and five golden rats. For the same plague was on all of you and on your princes. (1Sa 6:5) “And you shall make images of your tumors and images of your rats that ruin the land, and you shall give esteem to the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl. It could be that He does lift His hand from you, from your mighty ones, and from your land. (1Sa 6:6) “And why do you harden your hearts as the Mitsrites and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? When He had severely dealt with them, did they not send them away, and they went? (1Sa 6:7) “And now, take and make a new wagon, and two milk cows which have never been yoked, and hitch the cows to the wagon. And take their calves home, away from them. (1Sa 6:8) “And take the ark of יהוה and put it on the wagon. And put the objects of gold which you are returning to Him as a guilt offering in a chest by its side, and send it away, and it shall go. (1Sa 6:9) “And you shall see, if it goes up the way to its own border, to Bĕyth Shemesh, then He has done us this great evil. But if not, then we shall know that His hand has not come against us – an accident it was to us.” (1Sa 6:10) And the men did so and took two milk cows and hitched them to the wagon, and shut up their calves at home. (1Sa 6:11) And they put the ark of יהוה on the wagon, and the chest with the gold rats and the images of their tumors. (1Sa 6:12) And the cows went straight for the way to Bĕyth Shemesh, and went along the highway, bellowing as they went, and did not turn aside, right or left. And the princes of the Philistines went after them to the border of Bĕyth Shemesh. (1Sa 6:13) And they of Bĕyth Shemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley. And they lifted their eyes and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it. (1Sa 6:14) And the wagon came into the field of Yehoshua of Bĕyth Shemesh and stood there, and there was a great stone. So they split the wood of the wagon and offered the cows as a burnt offering to יהוה. (1Sa 6:15) And the Lĕwites took down the ark of יהוה and the chest that was with it, in which were the objects of gold, and put them on the great stone. And the men of Bĕyth Shemesh slaughtered burnt offerings and made offerings the same day to יהוה. (1Sa 6:16) And when the five princes of the Philistines saw it, they returned to Eqron the same day. (1Sa 6:17) And these are the gold tumors which the Philistines returned as a guilt offering to יהוה: one for Ashdoḏ, one for Azzah, one for Ashqelon, one for Gath, one for Eqron, (1Sa 6:18) and the gold rats, by the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five princes, both walled cities and country villages, even as far as the great meadow on which they placed the ark of יהוה, remain to this day in the field of Yehoshua of Bĕyth Shemesh. (1Sa 6:19) And He smote among the men of Bĕyth Shemesh, for they had looked into the ark of יהוה. He smote among the people seventy men, and the people mourned because יהוה smote among the people, a great smiting. (1Sa 6:20) And the men of Bĕyth Shemesh said, “Who is able to stand before this set-apart יהוה Elohim? And to whom shall He go from us?” (Comment: it is only the set apart- those who have turned from doing their own pleasures and follow Him who can stand in His presence) (1Sa 6:21) And they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Qiryath Yeʽarim, saying, “The Philistines have brought back the ark of יהוה. Come down, take it up to you.”

Family of loved ones, you are such a blessing to t he body of Messiah Yahshua and to me! Those that obey YHWH are truly His treasure! He guards His treasure in the palm of His hand. As we submit to Him and His Commandments (Not His suggestions), the devil flees from us! Yay! (James 4:7) Submit therefore to YHWH. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:8) Draw near to YHWH and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:9) Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. (James 4:10) Humble yourselves in the presence of the Yahshua, and He will exalt you. As we willingly submit ourselves to His Torah we are decreasing and He is increasing in us! This is why you and I will shine brighter and brighter as gross darkness comes on the people as the DAY appears. May YHWH bless you and keep you, lift up His countenance on you, and give you His peace, Yahshua the Prince of Peace to provide, protect, direct and to produce fruit for His Kingdom from among your loved ones! Don’t forget:

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