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Friday, February 12, 2010 TM

Shabbat Shalom Loved One!

Yesterday I returned to USA to a snowstorm of record proportions in Dallas Texas. Up to 14” in places and DFW airport reported 12’5 inches. So many wonderful brothers and sisters left behind in Africa. I already miss them. They are the Family (Truth-Searchers) in Namibia and throughout South Africa! Thank you so much for your prayers that were throne room directed to confuse the enemy and direct us to produce much fruit for His Kingdom! Last week we had 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 - 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.

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! Our camps will tremble also! Come apart from whoredoms and paganism and transgressing His Torah (Instructions) because that is SIN according to 1 John!

(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 them apart too, lest יהוה break out against them.”

With those thoughts in place, we turn our minds to this week’s Torah study…

Here are this week’s Torah Scriptures: Mishpatim Ordinances/Judgments

Exodus 21:1-24:18; Jeremiah 34:8-22; Jeremiah 33:25-26;

Matthew 5:33-7:21, 1Samuel Chapters 7, 8, and 9

These RIGHT RULINGS are the foundation of law today (negligence etc)

(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, (Exo 21:24) eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, (Exo 21:25) burn for burn, wound for wound, lash for lash. (Exo 21:26) “And when a man smites the eye of his male or female servant, and destroys it, he is to let him go free for the sake of his eye. (Exo 21:27) “And if he knocks out the tooth of his male or female servant, he is to let him go free for the sake of his tooth. (Exo 21:28) “And when an ox gores a man or a woman to death, then the ox shall certainly be stoned, and its flesh is not eaten, and the owner of the ox is innocent. (Exo 21:29) “However, if the ox was previously in the habit of goring, and its owner has been warned, and he has not kept it confined, so that it has killed a man or a woman, the ox is stoned and its owner also is put to death. (Exo 21:30) “If a sin-covering is laid upon him, then he shall give the ransom of his life, whatever is laid on him. (Exo 21:31) “Whether it has gored a son or gored a daughter, according to this right-ruling it is done to him. (Exo 21:32) “If the ox gores a male or female servant, he is to give to their master thirty sheqels of silver, and the ox is stoned. (Exo 21:33) “And when a man opens a pit, or if a man digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls in it, (Exo 21:34) the owner of the pit is to repay, he is to give silver to their owner, and the dead beast is his. (Exo 21:35) “And when the ox of a man smites the ox of his neighbor and it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide the silver from it, and also divide the dead ox. (Exo 21:36) “Or if it was known that the ox was previously in the habit of goring, and its owner has not kept it confined, he shall certainly repay ox for ox, while the dead beast is his. (Exo 22:1) “When a man steals an ox or a sheep, and shall slaughter it or sell it, he repays five cattle for an ox and four sheep for a sheep. (Exo 22:2) “If the thief is found breaking in, and he is smitten so that he dies, there is no guilt for his bloodshed. (Exo 22:3) “If the sun has risen on him, there is guilt for his bloodshed, he shall certainly repay. If he has not the means, then he shall be sold for his theft. (Exo 22:4) “If the theft is indeed found alive in his hand, whether it is an ox or donkey or sheep, he repays double. (Exo 22:5) “When a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed bare, and lets loose his livestock, and it feeds in another man’s field, he repays from the best of his own field and the best of his own vineyard. Exo 22:6) “When fire breaks out and spreads to thorn bushes, so that stacked grain, or standing grain, or the field is consumed, he who kindled the fire shall certainly repay. (Exo 22:7) “When a man gives silver or goods to his neighbor to guard them and it is stolen out of the man’s house, if the thief is found, he repays double. (Exo 22:8) “If the thief is not found, then the master of the house shall be brought before Elohim to see whether he has put his hand into his neighbor’s goods. (Exo 22:9) “For every matter of transgression, for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for garment, or for whatever is lost which another claims to be his, let the matter of them both come before Elohim. And whomever Elohim declares wrong repays double to his neighbor. (Exo 22:10) “When a man gives to his neighbor a donkey, or ox, or sheep, or any beast to watch over, and it dies, or is injured, or is driven away while no one is looking, (Exo 22:11) let an oath of יהוה be between them both, that he has not put his hand into his neighbor’s goods. And the owner of it shall accept that, and he does not repay. (Exo 22:12) “But if it is indeed stolen from him, he repays to its owner. (Exo 22:13) “If it is torn to pieces, then let him bring it for evidence, he does not repay what was torn.(Exo 22:14) “And when a man borrows from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while the owner of it is not present, he shall certainly repay. (Exo 22:15) “But if its owner was with it, he does not repay. If it was hired, he is entitled to the hire. (Exo 22:16) “And when a man entices a maiden who is not engaged, and lies with her, he shall certainly pay the bride-price for her to be his wife. (Exo 22:17) “If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he pays according to the bride-price of maidens.

How is YHWH going to judge the Harry Potter witchcraft magic- makers of today?

(Exo 22:18) “Do not allow practicers of witchcraft to live. (Exo 22:19) “Anyone lying with a beast shall certainly be put to death. (Exo 22:20) “He who slaughters to a mighty one, except to יהוה only, is put under the ban. (Exo 22:21) “Do not tread down a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Mitsrayim. (Exo 22:22) “Do not afflict any widow or fatherless child. (Exo 22:23) “If you do afflict them at all – if they cry out to Me at all, I shall certainly hear their cry, (Exo 22:24) and My wrath shall burn and I shall slay you with the sword, your wives shall be widows and your children fatherless. (Exo 22:25) “If you do lend silver to any of My people, the poor among you, you are not to be like one that lends on interest to him. Do not lay interest on him. (Exo 22:26) “If you take your neighbor’s garment as a pledge at all, you are to return it to him before the sun goes down. (Exo 22:27) “For that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin. What does he sleep in? And it shall be that when he cries to Me, I shall hear, for I show favor.

This “do not curse” is a tough one for believers in USA and South Africa!

(Exo 22:28) “Do not revile Elohim, nor curse a ruler of your people. (Exo 22:29) “Do not delay giving your harvest and your vintage. Give me the first-born of your sons. (Exo 22:30) “Likewise you are to do with your oxen, with your sheep. It is to be with its mother seven days. On the eighth day you give it to me. (Exo 22:31) “And you are set-apart men to me, and you do not eat any meat which is torn to pieces in the field, you throw it to the dogs. (Exo 23:1) “Do not bring a false report. Do not put your hand with the wrong to be a malicious witness. (Exo 23:2) “Do not follow a crowd to do evil, nor bear witness in strife so as to turn aside after many, to turn aside what is right. (Exo 23:3) “And do not favor a poor man in his strife. (Exo 23:4) “When you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, you shall certainly return it to him.

(Exo 23:5) “When you see the donkey of him who hates you lying under its burden, you shall refrain from leaving it to him, you shall certainly help him. (Exo 23:6) “Do not turn aside the right-ruling of your poor in his strife. (Exo 23:7) “Keep yourself far from a false matter, and do not kill the innocent and the righteous, for I do not declare the wrong right. (Exo 23:8) “And do not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the seeing one and twists the words of the righteous. (Exo 23:9) “And do not oppress a sojourner, as you yourselves know the heart of a sojourner, because you were sojourners in the land of Mitsrayim. (Exo 23:10) “And for six years you are to sow your land, and shall gather its increase, (Exo 23:11) but the seventh year you are to let it rest, and shall leave it, and the poor of your people shall eat. And what they leave, the beasts of the field eat. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive yard.

Note the Sabbath rest commanded is the first of the Feasts of YHWH Note also that YHWH commands we not appear at His commanded Feasts (Moedim-rehearsals/appointments with Him) without our tithe/offerings.

(Exo 23:12) “Six days you are to do your work, and on the seventh day you rest, in order that your ox and your donkey might rest, and the son of your female servant and the sojourner be refreshed. (Exo 23:13) “And in all that I have said to you take heed. And make no mention of the name of other mighty ones, let it not be heard from your mouth. (Exo 23:14) “Three1 times in the year you are to observe a festival to me: Footnote: 1The Festivals of יהוה are grouped in three, for three different times of the year. (Exo 23:15) “Guard the Festival of Unleavened Bread. Seven days you eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Aḇiḇ – for in it you came out of Mitsrayim – and do not appear before Me empty-handed; (Exo 23:16) and the Festival of the Harvest, the first-fruits of your labors which you have sown in the field; and the Festival of the Ingathering at the outgoing of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labors from the field. (Exo 23:17) “Three times in the year all your males are to appear before the Master יהוה. (Exo 23:18) “Do not offer the blood of my slaughtering with leavened bread, and the fat of my offering shall not remain until morning. (Exo 23:19) “Bring the first of the first-fruits of your land into the House of יהוה your Elohim.

Note that it does not say do not eat ice-cream or milk with meat! This cooking a young goat in milk was a pagan ritual.

Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk. (Exo 23:20) “See, I am sending a Messenger before you to guard you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. (Exo 23:21) “Be on guard before Him and obey His voice. Do not rebel against Him, for He is not going to pardon your transgression, for My Name is in Him. (Exo 23:22) “But if you diligently obey His voice and shall do all that I speak, and then I shall be an enemy to your enemies and a distresser to those who distress you. (Exo 23:23) “For My Messenger shall go before you and shall bring you in to the Amorites and the Ḥittites and the Perizzites and the Kenaʽanites and the Ḥiwwites and the Yeḇusites, and I shall cut them off. (Exo 23:24) “Do not bow down to their mighty ones, nor serve them, nor do according to their works, but without fail overthrow them and without fail break down their pillars.

Some really great promises of YHWH for obedience!

(Exo 23:25) “And you shall serve יהוה your Elohim, and He shall bless your bread and your water. And I shall remove sickness from your midst. (Exo 23:26) “None shall miscarry or be barren in your land. I shall fill the number of your days. (Exo 23:27) “I shall send My fear before you, and cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and make all your enemies turn their backs to you. (Exo 23:28) “And I shall send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Ḥiwwite, the Kenaʽanite, and the Ḥittite from before you. (Exo 23:29) “I shall not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become a waste and the beast of the field become too numerous for you. (Exo 23:30) “Little by little I shall drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land. (Exo 23:31) “And I shall set your border from the Sea of Reeds to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River, for I shall give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you. (Exo 23:32) “Do not make a covenant with them nor with their mighty ones. (Exo 23:33) “Let them not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me when you serve their mighty ones, when it becomes a snare to you.” (Exo 24:1) And to Mosheh He said, “Come up to יהוה, you and Aharon, Naḏaḇ and Aḇihu, and seventy of the elders of Yisra’ĕl, and you shall bow yourselves from a distance. (Exo 24:2) “But Mosheh shall draw near to יהוה by himself, and let them not draw near, nor let the people go up with him.” (Exo 24:3) And Mosheh came and related to the people all the Words of יהוה and all the right-rulings. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the Words which יהוה has spoken we shall do.” (Exo 24:4) And Mosheh wrote down all the Words of יהוה, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve standing columns for the twelve tribes of Yisra’ĕl. (Exo 24:5) And he sent young men of the children of Yisra’ĕl, and they offered burnt offerings and slaughtered peace slaughterings of bulls to יהוה. (Exo 24:6) And Mosheh took half the blood and put it in basins and half the blood he sprinkled on the altar. (Exo 24:7) And he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that יהוה has spoken we shall do, and obey.” (Exo 24:8) And Mosheh took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, “See, the blood of the covenant which יהוה has made with you concerning all these Words.” (Exo 24:9) And Mosheh went up, also Aharon, Naḏaḇ, and Aḇihu, and seventy of the elders of Yisra’ĕl, (Exo 24:10) and they saw the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, and under His feet like a paved work of sapphire stone, and like the heavens for brightness. (Exo 24:11) Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the chiefs of the children of Yisra’ĕl! And they saw Elohim, and they ate and drank. (Exo 24:12) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Come up to Me on the mountain and be there, while I give you tablets of stone, and the Torah and the command which I have written, to teach them.” (Exo 24:13) And Mosheh arose with his assistant Yehoshua, and Mosheh went up to the mountain of Elohim. (Exo 24:14) And he said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we come back to you. And see, Aharon and Ḥur are with you. Whoever has matters let him go to them.” (Exo 24:15) And Mosheh went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain. (Exo 24:16) And the esteem of יהוה dwelt on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. And on the seventh day He called to Mosheh out of the midst of the cloud. (Exo 24:17) And the appearance of the esteem of יהוה was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain, before the eyes of the children of Yisra’ĕl. (Exo 24:18) And Mosheh went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain. And it came to be that Mosheh was on the mountain forty days and forty nights. (Jer 34:8) The word which came to Yirmeyahu from יהוה, after Sovereign Tsiḏqiyahu had made a covenant with all the people who were at Yerushalayim to proclaim release to them: (Jer 34:9) that everyone was to set free his male and female slave, the Heḇrew man and the Heḇrew woman, no one was to keep a Yehuḏite, his brother, enslaved. (Jer 34:10) And when all the heads and all the people who had come into the covenant heard that each one was to set free his male and female slaves, and not keep them enslaved any longer, they obeyed and released them. (Jer 34:11) But afterward they changed their minds and made the male and female slaves return, whom they had set free, and brought them into subjection as male and female slaves. (Jer 34:12) Therefore the word of יהוה came to Yirmeyahu from יהוה, saying, (Jer 34:13) “Thus said יהוה the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, ‘I Myself made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of bondage, saying, (Jer 34:14) “At the end of seven years each one should set free his Heḇrew brother, who has been sold to him. And when he has served you six years, you shall let him go free from you.” But your fathers did not obey me nor incline their ear. (Jer 34:15) ‘And you recently turned and did what was right in my eyes, each man proclaiming release to his neighbor. And you made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name. (Jer 34:16) ‘But you turned back and profaned My Name, and each one of you took back his male and female slaves, whom he had set free, at their pleasure, and brought them into subjection, to be your male and female slaves.’ (Jer 34:17) “Therefore, thus said יהוה; ‘You have not obeyed me in proclaiming release, each one to his brother and each one to his neighbor. See, I am proclaiming release to you,’ declares יהוה, ‘to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the scarcity of food! And I shall make you a horror to all reigns of the earth. (Jer 34:18) ‘And I shall give the men who are transgressing my covenant, who have not established the words of the covenant which they made before Me, when they cut the calf in two and passed between the parts of it: (Jer 34:19) the heads of Yehuḏah, and the heads of Yerushalayim, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all the people of the land who passed between the parts of the calf. (Jer 34:20) ‘And I shall give them into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of those who seek their life. And their corpses shall be for food to the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the earth. (Jer 34:21) ‘And I shall give Tsiḏqiyahu sovereign of Yehuḏah and his heads into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those who seek their life, and into the hand of the sovereign of Baḇel’s army that has withdrawn from you. (Jer 34:22) ‘See, I am commanding,’ declares יהוה, ‘and shall bring them back to this city, and they shall fight against it and take it and burn it with fire. And I shall make the cities of Yehuḏah a ruin without inhabitant.’ ” (Jer 33:25) “Thus said יהוה, ‘If My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the laws of the heavens and earth, (Jer 33:26) then I would also reject the descendants of Yaʽaqoḇ and Dawiḏ My servant, so that I should not take of his descendants to be rulers over the descendants of Aḇraham, Yitsḥaq, and Yaʽaqoḇ. For I shall turn back their captivity, and have compassion on them.’ ”

Renewed Covenant; Keeping the Torah Instructions of YHWH by Spirit- not acts only! A much more diligent requirement!

(Mat 5:33) “Again, you heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to יהוה.’ (Mat 5:34) “But I say to you, do not swear at all, neither by the heaven, because it is Elohim’s throne; (Mat 5:35) nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Yerushalayim, for it is the city of the great Sovereign; (Mat 5:36) nor swear by your head because you are not able to make one hair white or black. (Mat 5:37) “But let your word ‘Yea’ be ‘Yea,’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No.’ And what goes beyond these is from the wicked one. (Mat 5:38) “You heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth,’ (Mat 5:39) but I say to you, do not resist the wicked. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. (Mat 5:40) “And he who wishes to sue you and take away your inner garment, let him have your outer garment as well. (Mat 5:41) “And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. (Mat 5:42) “Give to him who asks of you, and from him, who wishes to borrow from you, do not turn away. (Mat 5:43) “You heard that it was said,1 ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ Footnote: 1Hate your enemy was “said,” not “written.” (Mat 5:44) “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those cursing you, do good to those hating you, and pray for those insulting you and persecuting you, (Mat 5:45) so that you become sons of your Father in the heavens. Because He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.1 Footnote: 1Lk. 6:35, Acts 14:16-17. (Mat 5:46) “For if you love those loving you, what rewards have you? Are the tax collectors not doing the same too? (Mat 5:47) “And if you greet your brothers only, what do you do more than others? Are the tax collectors not doing so too? (Mat 5:48) “Therefore, be rfect,1 as your Father in the heavens is perfect. Footnote: 1Ex. 17:1, Ps. 119:1, 1 John 2:5, Heb. 6:1. (Mat 6:1) “Beware of doing your kind deeds before men, in order to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in the heavens. (Mat 6:2) “Thus, when you do a kind deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do, in the congregations and in the streets, to be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward. (Mat 6:3) “But when you do a kind deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, (Mat 6:4) so that your kind deed shall be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret shall Himself reward you openly. (Mat 6:5) “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the congregations and on the corners of the streets, to be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward. (Mat 6:6) “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place. And your Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly. (Mat 6:7) “And when praying, do not keep on babbling like the gentiles. For they think that they shall be heard for their many words. (Mat 6:8) “Therefore do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

This prayer we must remember and do! This is the foundation of praying!

(Mat 6:9) “This, then, is the way you should pray: ‘Our Father who is in the heavens, let Your Name be set-apart, (Mat 6:10) let your reign come, let Your desire be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Mat 6:11) ‘Give us today our daily bread. (Mat 6:12) ‘And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. (Mat 6:13) ‘And do not lead us into trial,1 but deliver us from the wicked one – because Yours is the reign and the power and the esteem, forever. Amĕn.’ Footnote: 1See 26:41. (Mat 6:14) “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father shall also forgive you. (Mat 6:15) “But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither shall your Father forgive your trespasses.

We MUST turn to Him now in fasting AND prayer! Don’t do this and you will pay much in the days ahead! Note: it’s WHEN not IF!

(Mat 6:16) “When you fast do not be sad-faced like the hypocrites. For they disfigure their faces so that they appear to be fasting to men. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward. (Mat 6:17) “But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face (Mat 6:18) so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place. And your Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly. (Mat 6:19) “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, (Mat 6:20) but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. (Mat 6:21) “For where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also. (Mat 6:22) “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, all your body shall be enlightened. (Mat 6:23) “But if your eye is evil,1 all your body shall be darkened. If, then, the light that is within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Footnote: 1This is a Heḇrew idiom – a good eye means to be generous, while an evil eye means to be stingy. (Mat 6:24) “No one is able to serve two masters, for either he shall hate the one and love the other, or else he shall cleave to the one and despise the other. You are not able to serve Elohim and mammon.1 Footnote: 1Personification of wealth. (Mat 6:25) “Because of this I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you shall eat or drink, or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than the food and the body more than the clothing? (Mat 6:26) “Look at the birds of the heaven, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father does feed them. Are you not worth more than they? (Mat 6:27) “And which of you by worrying is able to add one cubit to his life’s span? (Mat 6:28) “So why do you worry about clothing? Note well the lilies of the field, how they grow. They neither toil nor spin, (Mat 6:29) and I say to you that even Shelomoh in all his esteem was not dressed like one of these. (Mat 6:30) “But if Elohim so clothes the grass of the field, which exists today, and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more you, O you of little belief? (Mat 6:31) “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ (Mat 6:32) “For all these the gentiles seek for. And your heavenly Father knows that you need all these. (Mat 6:33) “But seek first the reign of Elohim, and His righteousness, and all these matters shall be added to you. (Mat 6:34) “Do not, then, worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow shall have its own worries. Each day has enough evil of itself.

We are NOT to sit in the lawgivers chair- we are not to judge another’s servant!

(Mat 7:1) “Do not judge, lest you be judged. (Mat 7:2) “For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged. And with the same measure you use, it shall be measured to you. (Mat 7:3) “And why do you look at the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the plank in your own eye? (Mat 7:4) “Or how is it that you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the splinter out of your eye,’ and see, a plank is in your own eye? (Mat 7:5) “Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you shall see clearly to remove the splinter out of your brother’s eye.

Have you and I done this….we are not to serve those who will not believe- walk away from those “believers who believe not” dust your feet off and walk away to those who will listen and obey- She’ mah O Israel!

(Mat 7:6) “Do not give what is set-apart to the dogs, nor throw your pearls before the pigs, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces. (Mat 7:7) “Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you. (Mat 7:8) “Everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened. (Mat 7:9) “Or is there a man among you who, if his son asks for bread, shall give him a stone? (Mat 7:10) “Or if he asks for a fish, shall he give him a snake? (Mat 7:11) “If you then, being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in the heavens give what is good to those who ask Him! (Mat 7:12) “Therefore, whatever you wish men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Torah and the Prophets. (Mat 7:13) “Enter in through the narrow gate! Because the gate is wide – and the way is broad – that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter in through it. (Mat 7:14) “Because the gate is narrow and the way is hard pressed1 which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Footnote: 1Or the way is afflicted. (Mat 7:15) “But beware of the false prophets,1 who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are savage wolves. Footnote: 1See v. 23

This is how we know that they are brothers and sisters in Messiah- they walk in love and produce fruit for His Kingdom- not their own Kingdom!

(Mat 7:16) “By their fruits you shall know them. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? (Mat 7:17) “So every good tree yields good fruit, but a rotten tree yields wicked fruit. (Mat 7:18) “A good tree is unable to yield wicked fruit, and a rotten tree to yield good fruit. (Mat 7:19) “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (Mat 7:20) “So then, by their fruits you shall know them – (Mat 7:21) “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of my Father in the heavens.

Blessing of the ARK of YHWH! Put away the Ashtaroth (Easters)

(1Sa 7:1) And the men of Qiryath Yeʽarim came and took the ark of יהוה, and brought it into the house of Aḇinaḏaḇ on the hill, and set apart Elʽazar his son to guard the ark of יהוה. (1Sa 7:2) And it came to be, from the day that the ark remained in Qiryath Yeʽarim, that the time increased, it came to be twenty years. And all the house of Yisra’ĕl lamented after יהוה. (1Sa 7:3) And Shemu’ĕl spoke to all the house of Yisra’ĕl, saying, “If you return to יהוה with all your hearts, then put away the foreign mighty ones and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts for יהוה, and serve Him only, so that He delivers you from the hand of the Philistines.” (1Sa 7:4) And the children of Yisra’ĕl put away the Baʽals and Ashtaroth, and served יהוה only. (1Sa 7:5) And Shemu’ĕl said, “Gather all Yisra’ĕl to Mitspah and let me pray to יהוה for you.” (1Sa 7:6) And they gathered to Mitspah and drew water, and poured it out before יהוה. And they fasted that day, and said there, “We have sinned against יהוה.” Shemu’ĕl rightly ruled the children of Yisra’ĕl at Mitspah. (1Sa 7:7) When the Philistines heard that the children of Yisra’ĕl had gathered together at Mitspah the princes of the Philistines went up against Yisra’ĕl. And the children of Yisra’ĕl heard of it, and were afraid of the Philistines. (1Sa 7:8) And the children of Yisra’ĕl said to Shemu’ĕl “Do not cease to cry out to יהוה our Elohim for us that He would save us from the hand of the Philistines.” (1Sa 7:9) And Shemu’ĕl took a suckling lamb and offered it as a burnt offering, completely, to יהוה. Shemu ’ĕl cried out to יהוה for Yisra’ ĕl and יהוה answered him. (1Sa 7:10) And it came to be, as Shemu’ĕl offered up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Yisra’ĕl. יהוה thundered with a great noise on that day on the Philistines, and troubled them, and they were smitten before Yisra’ĕl. (1Sa 7:11) And the men of Yisra’ĕl went out from Mitspah and pursued the Philistines, and drove them back as far as below Bĕyth ar. (1Sa 7:12) And Shemu’ĕl took a stone and set it up between Mitspah and Shĕn, and called its name Eḇen Haʽĕzer, saying, “Thus far יהוה has helped us.” (1Sa 7:13) Thus the Philistines were humbled, and no longer came into the border of Yisra’ĕl. And the hand of יהוה was against the Philistines all the days of Shemu’ĕl. (1Sa 7:14) The cities which the Philistines had taken from Yisra’ĕl were returned to Yisra’ĕl, from Eqron to Gath. And Yisra’ĕl recovered its border from the hands of the Philistines. And there was peace between Yisra’ĕl and the Amorites. (1Sa 7:15) And Shemu’ĕl rightly ruled Yisra’ĕl all the days of his life, (1Sa 7:16) and each year he made the rounds of Bĕyth Ěl, and Gilgal, and Mitspah, and rightly ruled Yisra’ĕl in all those places. (1Sa 7:17) Then he returned to Ramah, for his home was there. And there he rightly ruled Yisra’ĕl, and there he built an altar to יהוה.

Bad choice! Just because they are blood doesn’t guarantee humility to rule!

(1Sa 8:1) And it came to be, when Shemu’ĕl was old, that he made his sons rulers over Yisra’ĕl. (1Sa 8:2) And the name of his first-born was Yo’ĕl, and the name of his second, Aḇiyah, rulers in Be’ĕrsheḇa. (1Sa 8:3) But his sons did not walk in his ways, and turned aside after own gain, and took bribes, and twisted right-ruling. (1Sa 8:4) And all the elders of Yisra’ĕl gathered together and came to Shemu’ĕl at Ramah, (1Sa 8:5) and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint for us a sovereign to rule us like all the nations.” (1Sa 8:6) But the word was evil in the eyes of Shemu’ĕl when they said, “Give us a sovereign to rule us.” So Shemu’ĕl prayed to יהוה. (1Sa 8:7) And יהוה said to Shemu’ĕl, “Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from reigning over them. (1Sa 8:8) “According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Mitsrayim, even to this day – forsaking Me and serving other mighty ones – so they are doing to you too. (1Sa 8:9) “And now, listen to their voice, but you shall certainly warn them, and shall make known to them the ruling of the sovereign who does reign over them.” (1Sa 8:10) And Shemu’ĕl spoke all the words of יהוה to the people who asked him for a sovereign, (1Sa 8:11) and said, “This is the ruling of the sovereign who does reign over you: He shall take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen, and they shall run before his chariots, (1Sa 8:12) and appoint commanders over his thousands and commanders over his fifties, or to plough his ground and reap his harvest, or to make his weapons, and equipment for his chariots. (1Sa 8:13) “And your daughters he is going to take to be perfumers, and cooks, and bakers. (1Sa 8:14) “And the best of your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive-trees he is going to take and give them to his servants. (1Sa 8:15) “And a tenth of your grain and your vintage he is going to take and give it to his officers and servants. (1Sa 8:16) “And your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys he is going to take and use for his own work. (1Sa 8:17) “A tenth of your sheep he is going to take, and you are to be his servants. (1Sa 8:18) “And you shall cry out in that day because of your sovereign whom you have chosen for yourselves, but יהוה is not going to answer you in that day.” (1Sa 8:19) However, the people refused to listen to the voice of Shemu’ĕl, and said, “No, but let a sovereign be over us. (1Sa 8:20) Then we shall be, we also, like all the nations, and our sovereign shall rule us and go out before us and fight our battles.” (1Sa 8:21) And Shemu’ĕl heard all the words of the people, and he repeated them in the hearing of יהוה. (1Sa 8:22) And יהוה said to Shemu’ĕl, “Listen to their voice, and make them a sovereign.” And Shemu’ĕl said to the men of Yisra’ĕl, “Each of you go to his city.” (1Sa 9:1) And there was a man of Binyamin whose name was Qish, son of Aḇi’ĕl, son of Tseror, son of Beḵorath, son of Aphiyaḥ, a Binyamite, a mighty man of power. (1Sa 9:2) And he had a son whose name was Sha’ul, young and handsome. And there was not a more handsome man than he among the children of Yisra’ĕl, taller than any of the people by the shoulders and upwards. (1Sa 9:3) And the donkeys of Qish, father of Sha’ul, were lost. And Qish said to his son Sha’ul, “Please take one of the servants with you, and arise, go seek the donkeys.” (1Sa 9:4) And he passed through the mountains of Ephrayim and through the land of Shalishah, but they did not find them. Then they passed through the land of Shaʽalim, but they were not. Then he passed through the land of the Binyamites, but they did not find them. (1Sa 9:5) They came to the land of Tsuph, and Sha’ul said to his servant who was with him, “Come, let us turn back, lest my father stops thinking about the donkeys and become worried about us.” (1Sa 9:6) And he said to him, “See, there is in this city a man of Elohim, and the man is esteemed. All that he says comes true, without fail. Now, let us go there. It could be that he shows us the way to go.” (1Sa 9:7) And Sha’ul said to his servant, “But look, if we go, what do we bring the man? For the bread in our bags is all gone, and there is no present to bring to the man of Elohim. What do we have?” (1Sa 9:8) And the servant answered Sha’ul again and said, “Look, I have here at hand one fourth of a sheqel of silver. And I shall give that to the man of Elohim, and he shall make known to us our way.” (1Sa 9:9) Formerly in Yisra’ĕl when a man went to inquire of Elohim, he spoke thus, “Come, let us go to the seer,” for the prophet of today was formerly called a seer. (1Sa 9:10) And Sha’ul said to his servant, “Your word is good. Come, let us go.” And they went to the city where the man of Elohim was. (1Sa 9:11) As they went up the hill to the city, they met some young women going out to draw water, and said to them, “Is the seer here?” (1Sa 9:12) And they answered them and said, “He is. Look, ahead of you. Hurry now, for he came to this city today, for the people have an offering on the high place today. (1Sa 9:13) “As you come into the city, you are going to find him before he goes up to the high place to eat. For the people do not eat until he comes, for he blesses the slaughtering, afterward they who are invited eat. And now, go up, for you should find him about this time.” (1Sa 9:14) And they went up to the city. They were coming into the midst of the city, and saw Shemu’ĕl coming out toward them to go up to the high place. (1Sa 9:15) And יהוה had revealed to Shemu’ĕl in his ear the day before Sha’ul came, saying, (1Sa 9:16) “At this time tomorrow I shall send you a man from the land of Binyamin, and you shall anoint him leader over My people Yisra’ĕl, and he shall save My people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have seen My people, because their cry has come to me.” (1Sa 9:17) And when Shemu’ĕl saw Sha’ul, יהוה said to him, “See, the man of whom I spoke to you. Let this one govern my people.” (1Sa 9:18) And Sha’ul drew near to Shemu’ĕl in the gate, and said, “Please inform me, where is the house of the seer?” (1Sa 9:19) And Shemu’ĕl answered Sha’ul and said, “I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today. And tomorrow I shall let you go and make known to you all that is in your heart. (1Sa 9:20) “As for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not set your heart on them, for they have been found. And on whom is all the desire of Yisra’ĕl? Is it not on you and on your entire father’s house?” (1Sa 9:21) And Sha’ul answered and said, “Am I not a Binyamite – of the smallest of the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, and my clan the least of all the clans of the tribe of Binyamin? Why then do you speak like this to me?” (1Sa 9:22) And Shemu’ĕl took Sha’ul and his servant and brought them into the hall, and gave to them a place at the head of those who were invited, and there were about thirty men. (1Sa 9:23) And Shemu’ĕl said to the cook, “Bring the portion which I gave you, of which I told you to set it aside.” (1Sa 9:24) And the cook brought out the thigh with its upper part and set it before Sha’ul. And Shemu’ĕl said, “See what was kept back. It was set aside for you. Eat, for it has been kept for you for this appointed time, saying, I have invited the people.” And Sha’ul ate with Shemu’ĕl on that day. (1Sa 9:25) And they came down from the high place into the city, and Shemu’ĕl spoke with Sha’ul on the roof. (1Sa 9:26) And they rose early. And it came to be about the dawning of the day that Shemu’ĕl called to Sha’ul on the roof, saying, “Rise, so that I send you on your way.” And Sha’ul rose, and both of them went outside, he and Shemu’ĕl. (1Sa 9:27) As they were walking toward the edge of the city, Shemu’ĕl said to Sha’ul, “Say to the servant to go on ahead of us.” And he went on. “But you stand here a moment, so that I let you hear the word of Elohim.”

Precious family, it is approaching the Day of YHWH, let us be sober and alert, watch and pray and keep our garments on, that we have righteous robes or covering for DOING the works of Yahshua! (Rev 16:15) (Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walks naked, and they see his shame.) (1Pe 4:7) The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. (1Pe 4:8) Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. (1Pe 4:9) Be hospitable to one another without complaint. (1Pe 4:10) As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of YHWH. (1Pe 4:11) Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of YHWH; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which YHWH supplies; so that in all things YHWH may be glorified through Messiah Yahshua, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (Rev 19:7) "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready." Next we see that the righteous acts of believers actually doing the gospel is what makes His bride ready with wedding garments: (Rev 19:8) It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. (Rev 19:9) Then he *said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" And he *said to me, "These are true words of YHWH." Lastly, we should pay attention to the King at the wedding Feast showing us to be clothed orb e thrown out! (Mat 22:11) "But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, (Mat 22:12) and he *said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?' And the man was speechless. (Mat 22:13) "Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' (Mat 22:14) "For many are called, but few are chosen."

May YHWH draw you and your loved ones to walk in His compassion and power; and to actually do His word on the earth as we become the bride that has made herself ready! Thanks for your marvelous throne directed prayers that the enemy be confused and we run with the truth of Torah TRUTH (Moses and the Prophets) and Elijah SPIRIT (repentance and power of the Holt Spirit)! Let’s be about our Father’s business!

Shalom to your home loved one!

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