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Thursday, March 11, 2010 TM

Shabbat Shalom Loved One!

Last week we reviewed about the numbering of Israel, the anointing oil, and the set apart Festivals (Moedim- rehearsals-appointments) for all Israel. We now understand how those appointments apply and extend to us who are grafted into Israel by faith in Yahshua and are now heirs according to the promises of Abraham! (Gal 3:28) There is not Yehuḏite (Jew) nor Greek (Goyim-Gentile- Ephraim), there is not slave nor free, there is not male and female, for you are all one in Messiah יהושע. (Gal 3:29) And if you are of Messiah, then you are seed of Aḇraham and heirs according to promise. (Rom 11:17) And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, have been grafted in among them, and came to share the root and fatness of the olive tree, (Rom 11:18) do not boast against the branches. And if you boast, remember: you do not bear the root, but the root bears you! (Rom 11:19) You shall say then, “The branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” (Rom 11:20) Good! By unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by belief. Do not be arrogant, but fear. (Rom 11:21) For if Elohim did not spare the natural branches, He might not spare you either. (Rom 11:22) See then the kindness and sharpness of Elohim: on those who fell sharpness, but toward you kindness, if you continue in His kindness, otherwise you also shall be cut off. (Rom 11:23) And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, shall be grafted in, for Elohim is able to graft them in again. (Rom 11:24) For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree, how much more shall these who are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? (Rom 11:25) For I do not wish you to be ignorant of this secret, brothers, lest you should be wise in your own estimation, that hardening in part has come over Yisra’ĕl, until the completeness of the gentiles1 has come in. Footnote: 1Gen. 48:19. (Rom 11:26) And so all Yisra’ĕl shall be saved, as it has been written, “The Deliverer shall come out of Tsiyon, and He shall turn away wickedness from Yaʽaqoḇ, (Rom 11:27) and this is my covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”1 Footnote: 1Isa. 59:20-21.

First let’s review the census and the anointing oil: (Exo 30:11) and יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Exo 30:12) “When you take the census of the children of Yisra’ĕl, to register them, then each one shall give atonement for his life to יהוה, when you register them, so that there is no plague among them when you register them. (Exo 30:13) “Everyone among those who are registered is to give this: half a sheqel according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, twenty gĕrahs being a sheqel. The half-sheqel is the contribution to יהוה. (Exo 30:14) “Everyone passing over is to be registered, from twenty years old and above, gives a contribution to יהוה. (Exo 30:22) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Exo 30:23) “And take for yourself choice spices, five hundred sheqels of liquid myrrh, and half as much – two hundred and fifty – of sweet-smelling cinnamon, and two hundred and fifty of sweet-smelling cane, (Exo 30:24) and five hundred of cassia, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, and a hin of olive oil. (Exo 30:25) “And you shall make from these a set-apart anointing oil, a compound, blended, the work of a perfumer. It is set-apart anointing oil. . (Exo 30:32) ‘It shall not be poured on the flesh of a man, and make no other like it, according to its composition. It is set-apart; it is set-apart to you. (Exo 30:33) ‘Whoever compounds any like it, or whoever puts any of it on a stranger, shall be cut off from his people.’ ” (Exo 30:34) and יהוה said to Mosheh, “Take sweet spices, fragrant gum and cinnamon and galbanum, and clear frankincense with these sweet spices, all in equal amounts. (Exo 30:35) “Then you shall make of this incense, a compound, work of a perfumer, salted, clean, set-apart. (Exo 30:36) “And you shall beat some of it very fine, and put some of it before the Witness in the Tent of Meeting where I meet with you, it is most set-apart to you. (Exo 30:37) “And the incense which you make, do not make any for yourselves, according to its composition, it is set-apart to you for יהוה. (Exo 30:38) “Whoever makes any like it, to smell it, he shall be cut off from his people.”?

Want to be sealed by YHWH with His sign forever? Let’s reason together! Look below and go read Isaiah 58 and don’t do your own pleasure or even speak your own words on His set apart day- He still will put you to death-think maybe? Are you and I grafted into Israel by faith or not? (Exo 31:12) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Exo 31:13) “And you, speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign1 between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, יהוה, am setting you apart. Footnote: 1The only sign of יהוה setting us apart, the only sign of the everlasting covenant, is His Sabbaths, one of them being the seventh day Sabbath. This is repeated in Ezek. 20:12 & 20. (Exo 31:14) ‘And you shall guard the Sabbath, for it is set-apart to you. Everyone who profanes it shall certainly be put to death, for anyone who does work on it, that being shall be cut off from among his people. (Exo 31:15) ‘Six days work is done, and on the seventh is a Sabbath of rest, set-apart to יהוה. Everyone doing work on the Sabbath day shall certainly be put to death. (Exo 31:16) ‘The children of Yisra’ĕl shall guard the Sabbath and observe the Sabbath throughout their generations; as an everlasting covenant. (Exo 31:17) ‘Between Me and the children of Yisra’ĕl it is a sign forever. In six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’ ” (Exo 31:18) and when He had ended speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Mosheh two tablets of the Witness, tablets of stone, written with the finger of Elohim. Maybe we should be patient and learn to obey YHWH? Can we make a comparison here about this “FEAST TO YHWH”? It appears that we should not say we are taking over pagan feast and celebrations for YHWH- It appears He does not approve- Yikes- there goes Christmas and Easter, and Lent and, and, and?

With those instructions in our minds, we now turn our hearts to this week’s Torah (Instructions).

This week’s Torah Scriptures: Pekudey “Accounts”

Exodus 38:21-40:38; 1 Kings 7:40-8:21; 2 Corinthians 3:7-18;

Revelation 15:5-8; 1 Samuel Chapters 19, 20, and 21

(Exo 38:21) These were the appointments of the Dwelling Place, the Dwelling Place of the Witness, which was appointed by the command of Mosheh, for the service of the Lĕwites, by the hand of Ithamar, son of Aharon the priest. (Exo 38:22) And Betsal’ĕl son of Uri, son of Ḥur, of the tribe of Yehuḏah, made all that יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 38:23) And with him: Oholiaḇ son of Aḥisamaḵ, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and designer, an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet material, and in fine linens. (Exo 38:24) All the gold prepared for the work, in all the work of the set-apart place – and it was the gold of the wave offering – came to be twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and thirty sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place. (Exo 38:25) And the silver from the ones counted of the congregation was one hundred talents and one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place: (Exo 38:26) a beqa, half a sheqel for a head, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, for everyone passing over to those counted, from twenty years old and above, for six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty men. (Exo 38:27) And the hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the set-apart place and the bases of the veil: one hundred sockets from the hundred talents, a talent for each socket. (Exo 38:28) And of the one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five sheqels he made hooks for the columns, and overlaid their tops, and made bands for them. (Exo 38:29) And the bronze of the wave offering was seventy talents and two thousand four hundred sheqels. (Exo 38:30) And with it he made the sockets for the door of the Tent of Meeting, and the bronze altar, and the bronze grating for it, and all the utensils for the altar, (Exo 38:31) and the sockets for the courtyard all around, and the bases for the courtyard gate, and all the pegs for the Dwelling Place, and all the pegs for the courtyard all around. (Exo 39:1) And of the blue and purple and scarlet material they made woven garments, to do service in the set-apart place. And they made the set-apart garments which were for Aharon, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 39:2) And he made the shoulder garment of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and of fine woven linen. (Exo 39:3) And they beat out sheets of gold and cut it into threads, to work it in with the blue and purple and scarlet material, and the fine linen, the work of a skilled workman. (Exo 39:4) They made shoulder pieces for it to join it, it was joined at its two edges. (Exo 39:5) And the embroidered band of his shoulder garment that was on it was of the same work of gold, and blue and purple and scarlet material, and of fine woven linen, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 39:6) And they made the shoham stones, set in plated work of gold, engraved as signets are engraved, according to the names of the sons of Yisra’ĕl. (Exo 39:7) And he put them on the shoulders of the shoulder garment, stones of remembrance for the sons of Yisra’ĕl, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 39:8) And he made the breastplate, a work of a skilled workman, like the work of the shoulder garment, of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and of fine woven linen. (Exo 39:9) It was square; they made the breastplate double, its length a span, its width a span, doubled. (Exo 39:10) And they filled it with four rows of stones: a row of ruby, a topaz, and an emerald was the first row; (Exo 39:11) and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond; (Exo 39:12) and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; (Exo 39:13) and the fourth row a beryl, a shoham, and a jasper – set in plated work of gold in their settings. (Exo 39:14) And the stones were according to the names of the sons of Yisra’ĕl, twelve according to their names, engraved like a signet, each one with its own name according to the twelve tribes. (Exo 39:15) And they made braided chains of corded work for the breastplate at the ends, of clean gold. (Exo 39:16) And they made two settings of gold and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. (Exo 39:17) And they put the two cords of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate. (Exo 39:18) And the two ends of the two cords they fastened in the two settings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the shoulder garment in the front. (Exo 39:19) And they made two rings of gold and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on the edge of it, which was on the inward side of the shoulder garment. (Exo 39:20) And they made two gold rings and put them on the two shoulder pieces, underneath the shoulder garment, on the front of it, close to its seam above the embroidered band of the shoulder garment. (Exo 39:21) And they bound the breastplate by means of its rings to the rings of the shoulder garment with a blue cord, so that it would be above the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, and that the breastplate would not come loose from the shoulder garment, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 39:22) And he made the robe of the shoulder garment of woven work, all of blue. (Exo 39:23) And the opening of the robe was in the middle, like the opening in a scaled armor, with a woven binding all around the opening, so that it would not tear. (Exo 39:24) And they made on the hem of the robe pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material, twined. (Exo 39:25) And they made bells of clean gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates on the hem of the robe all around between the pomegranates: (Exo 39:26) a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, all around the hem of the robe, for the service, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 39:27) And they made the long shirt of fine linen, the work of a weaver, for Aharon and his sons, (Exo 39:28) and a turban of fine linen, and the turban ornaments of fine linen, and short trousers of fine woven linen, (Exo 39:29) and a girdle of fine woven linen with blue and purple and scarlet material, the work of an embroiderer, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 39:30) And they made the plate of the set-apart sign of dedication of clean gold, and wrote on it an inscription like the engraving of a signet: SET-APARTNESS TO יהוה. (HOLY TO YHWH) (Exo 39:31) And they put on it a blue cord, to fasten it above on the turban, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 39:32) And all the work of the Dwelling Place of the Tent of Meeting was completed. And the children of Yisra’ĕl did according to all that יהוה had commanded Mosheh, so they did. (Exo 39:33) And they brought the Dwelling Place to Mosheh, the tent and all its furnishings, its hooks, its boards, its bars, and its columns, and its sockets, (Exo 39:34) and the covering of rams’ skins dyed red, and the covering of fine leather, and the veil of the covering, (Exo 39:35) the ark of the Witness with its poles, and the lid of atonement, (Exo 39:36) the table, and all its utensils, and the showbread, (Exo 39:37) the clean lampstand with its lamps, the lamps to be put in order, and all its utensils, and the oil for light, (Exo 39:38) and the altar of gold, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the covering for the Tent door, (Exo 39:39) the bronze altar and its bronze grating, its poles, and all its utensils, the basin with its stand, (Exo 39:40) the screens of the courtyard, its columns and its sockets, the covering for the courtyard gate, its cords, and its pegs, and all the utensils for the service of the Dwelling Place, for the Tent of Meeting, (Exo 39:41) the woven garments, to do service in the set-apart place: the set-apart garments for Aharon the priest, and his sons’ garments, to serve as priests. (Exo 39:42) According to all that יהוה had commanded Mosheh, so the children of Yisra’ĕl did all the work. (Exo 39:43) And Mosheh looked over all the work and saw they did it as יהוה had commanded, so they had done. And Mosheh blessed them.

Protocol for Priests ministering to YHWH

(Exo 40:1) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Exo 40:2) “On the first day of the first month, you are to raise up the Dwelling Place of the Tent of Meeting, (Exo 40:3) and shall put in it the Ark of the Witness, and screen the ark with the veil. (Exo 40:4) “And you shall bring in the table and arrange what belongs on it, and bring in the lampstand and light its lamps. (Exo 40:5) “And you shall set the altar of gold for the incense before the Ark of the Witness, and put up the covering of the door to the Dwelling Place. (Exo 40:6) “And you shall set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the Dwelling Place of the Tent of Meeting, (Exo 40:7) and shall set the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and shall put water therein. (Exo 40:8) “And you shall set up the courtyard all around, and shall place the covering of the courtyard gate, (Exo 40:9) and shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the Dwelling Place and all that is in it, and shall set it and all its utensils apart, and it shall be set-apart. (Exo 40:10) “And you shall anoint the altar of the burnt offering and all its utensils, and set the altar apart, and the altar shall be most set-apart. (Exo 40:11) “And you shall anoint the basin and its stand, and set it apart. (Exo 40:12) “And you shall bring Aharon and his sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting and wash them with water. (Exo 40:13) “And you shall put the set-apart garments on Aharon, and anoint him and set him apart to serve as priest to me. (Exo 40:14) “And you shall bring his sons and put long shirts on them, (Exo 40:15) and shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, and they shall serve as priests to me. And their anointing shall be for them an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.” (Exo 40:16) And Mosheh did according to all that יהוה had commanded him, so he did.

Abiv! Starts the year and is the stage of fruitfulness of the barley- thereby allowing Firstfruits shortly after Passover! Note also that when obedience to protocol is followed- YHWH inhabits.

(Exo 40:17) And it came to be in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month, that the Dwelling Place was raised up. (Exo 40:18) And Mosheh raised up the Dwelling Place and placed its sockets, and set up its boards, and put in its bars, and raised up its columns, (Exo 40:19) and spread the tent over the Dwelling Place and put the covering of the tent on top of it, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 40:20) And he took the Witness and put it into the ark, and he put the poles through the rings of the ark, and put the lid of atonement on top of the ark, (Exo 40:21) and brought the ark into the Dwelling Place, and placed the veil of the covering to screen off the ark of the Witness, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 40:22) And he put the table in the Tent of Meeting, on the north side of the Dwelling Place, outside the veil, (Exo 40:23) and set the bread in order upon it before יהוה, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 40:24) And he put the lampstand in the Tent of Meeting, opposite the table, on the south side of the Dwelling Place, (Exo 40:25) and lit the lamps before יהוה, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 40:26) And he put the gold altar in the Tent of Meeting in front of the veil, (Exo 40:27) and burned sweet incense on it, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 40:28) And he set up the covering to the door of the Dwelling Place. (Exo 40:29) And he put the altar of burnt offering before the door of the Dwelling Place of the Tent of Meeting, and offered upon it the burnt offering and the grain offering, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 40:30) And he put the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and put water therein for washing. (Exo 40:31) And Mosheh, and Aharon, and his sons washed their hands and their feet with water from it, (Exo 40:32) as they went into the Tent of Meeting, and as they came near the altar. They would wash, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. (Exo 40:33) And he rose up the courtyard all around the Dwelling Place and the altar, and placed the covering of the courtyard gate. And Mosheh completed the work. (Exo 40:34) And the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the esteem of יהוה filled the Dwelling Place. (Exo 40:35) And Mosheh was not able to come into the Tent of Meeting, because the cloud dwelt on it, and the esteem of יהוה filled the Dwelling Place. (Exo 40:36) And when the cloud was taken up from above the Dwelling Place, the children of Yisra’ĕl went onward in all their journeys. (Exo 40:37) But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out till the day that it was taken up. (Exo 40:38) The cloud of יהוה was on the Dwelling Place by day, and fire was on it by night, before the eyes of all the house of Yisra’ĕl, in all their journeys. (1Ki 7:40) And Ḥiram made the pots and the shovels and the bowls. And Ḥiram completed doing all the work that he was to do for Sovereign Shelomoh on the House of יהוה: (1Ki 7:41) the two columns, and the bowl-shaped capitals that were on top of the columns, and the two networks covering the two bowl-shaped capitals which were on top of the columns; (1Ki 7:42) and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for each network to cover the two bowl-shaped capitals that were on top of the columns; (1Ki 7:43) and the ten stands, and the ten basins on the stands; (1Ki 7:44) and the one Sea, and twelve oxen under the Sea; (1Ki 7:45) and the pots, and the shovels, and the bowls. And all these utensils which Ḥiram made for Sovereign Shelomoh for the House of יהוה were of polished bronze. (1Ki 7:46) The sovereign had them cast in clay in the district of Yardĕn between Sukkoth and Tsarethan. (1Ki 7:47) And Shelomoh left all the utensils unweighed, because they were many, nor was the weight of the bronze searched out. (1Ki 7:48) So Shelomoh made all the utensils for the House of יהוה: the altar of gold, and the table of gold on which was the showbread; (1Ki 7:49) and the lampstands of refined gold, five on the right side and five on the left in front of the Speaking Place, with the flowers and the lamps and the snuffers of gold; (1Ki 7:50) and the basins, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the ladles, and the fire holders of refined gold, and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house, the Most Set-apart Place, and for the doors of the house of the Hĕḵal. (1Ki 7:51) Thus all the work which Sovereign Shelomoh had done for the House of יהוה was completed. And Shelomoh brought in the set-apart items of his father Dawiḏ: the silver and the gold and the utensils, and he put them in the treasuries of the House of יהוה.

King Solomon and a definition of how the Ark appeared inside the curtain (poles not seen but seen as they pushed out the curtain)

(1Ki 8:1) Then Shelomoh assembled the elders of Yisra’ĕl and all the heads of the tribes, the chief fathers of the children of Yisra’ĕl, to Sovereign Shelomoh in Yerushalayim, to bring up the ark of the covenant of יהוה from the City of Dawiḏ, which is Tsiyon. (1Ki 8:2) And all the men of Yisra’ĕl assembled to Sovereign Shelomoh at the festival in the month of Ěythanim, which is the seventh month. (1Ki 8:3) And all the elders of Yisra’ĕl came, and the priests took up the ark, (1Ki 8:4) and brought up the ark of יהוה, and the Tent of Meeting, and all the set-apart utensils that were in the Tent. And the priests and the Lĕwites brought them up, (1Ki 8:5) and Sovereign Shelomoh, and all the congregation of Yisra’ĕl who had assembled with him, were with him before the ark, slaughtering so many sheep and cattle, that they could not be counted or numbered. (1Ki 8:6) And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of יהוה to its place, into the Speaking Place of the House, to the Most Set-apart Place, under the wings of the keruḇim, (1Ki 8:7) for the keruḇim spread two wings over the place of the ark, and the keruḇim covered over the ark and its poles. (1Ki 8:8) And the poles extended so that the ends of the poles were seen from the set-apart place, in front of the Speaking Place, but they were not seen from outside. And they are there to this day. (1Ki 8:9) There was naught in the ark, only the two tablets of stone which Mosheh put there at Ḥorĕḇ, where יהוה made a covenant with the children of Yisra’ĕl, when they came out of the land of Mitsrayim. (1Ki 8:10) And it came to be, when the priests came out of the Set-apart Place, that the cloud filled the House of יהוה, (1Ki 8:11) so that the priests were unable to stand and perform the service because of the cloud, for the esteem (glory) of יהוה filled the House of יהוה. (1Ki 8:12) And Shelomoh said, “יהוה has said He would dwell in the dark cloud. (1Ki 8:13) I have indeed built you an exalted house, an established place for You to dwell in forever.” (1Ki 8:14) And the sovereign turned around and blessed all the assembly of Yisra’ĕl, while all the assembly of Yisra’ĕl was standing. (1Ki 8:15) And he said, “Blessed be יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, who spoke with His mouth to my father Dawiḏ, and with His hand has filled it, saying, (1Ki 8:16) ‘Since the day I brought my people Yisra’ĕl out of Mitsrayim, I have chosen no city from any tribe of Yisra’ĕl in which to build a house for my name to be there, but I chose Dawiḏ to be over my people Yisra’ĕl.’ (1Ki 8:17) “And it was in the heart of my father Dawiḏ to build a house for the Name of יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl. (1Ki 8:18) “But יהוה said to my father Dawiḏ, ‘Because it has been in your heart to build a house for My Name, you did well that it was in your heart. (1Ki 8:19) ‘Only, you do not build the house, but your son, who is coming from your loins, he does build the house for My Name.’ (1Ki 8:20) “Now יהוה has established His word which He spoke, and I have been raised up instead of my father Dawiḏ, and sit on the throne of Yisra’ĕl, as יהוה promised, and built a house for the Name of יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, (1Ki 8:21) and have appointed there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of יהוה which He made with our fathers, when He brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim.”

Apart from Him we will produce no fruit that will remain!

(1Co 3:7) So neither he who plants nor he who waters is any at all, but Elohim who gives the increase. (1Co 3:8) And he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one shall receive his own reward according to his own labor. (1Co 3:9) For we are fellow workers of Elohim, you are the field of Elohim, the building of Elohim. (1Co 3:10) According to the favor of Elohim which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But each one should look how he builds on it. (1Co 3:11) For no one is able to lay any other foundation except that which is laid, which is יהושע Messiah. (1Co 3:12) And if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, (1Co 3:13) each one’s work shall be revealed, for the day shall show it up, because it is revealed by fire. And the fire shall prove the work of each one, what sort it is.

Note the pattern is as seen in Heaven

(Rev 15:5) And after this I looked and saw the Dwelling Place of the Tent of Witness in the heaven was opened. (Rev 15:6) And out of the Dwelling Place came the seven messengers (angels) having the seven plagues, dressed in clean bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands. (Rev 15:7) And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven messengers seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of Elohim who lives forever and ever. (Rev 15:8) And the Dwelling Place was filled with smoke from the esteem of Elohim and from His power, and no one was able to enter the Dwelling Place until the seven plagues of the seven messengers were ended.

Pride again leads to jealousy and attempted murder- then to a great fall!

(1Sa 19:1) And Sha’ul spoke to Yonathan his son and to all his servants, to put Dawiḏ to death. But Yehonathan, Sha’ul’s son, delighted much in Dawiḏ, (1Sa 19:2) and Yehonathan declared to Dawiḏ, saying, “My father Sha’ul seeks to put you to death. And now, please be on your guard until morning, and dwell in secrecy, and hide. (1Sa 19:3) “And I myself shall go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and speak with my father about you, and shall see, and shall let you know.” (1Sa 19:4) And Yehonathan spoke well of Dawiḏ to Sha’ul his father, and said to him, “Let not the sovereign sin against his servant, against Dawiḏ, because he has not sinned against you, and because his works have been very good toward you. (1Sa 19:5) “He took his life in his hands and smote the Philistine, and יהוה wrought a great deliverance for all Yisra’ĕl. You saw it and rejoiced. Why then do you sin against innocent blood, to put Dawiḏ to death without cause?” (1Sa 19:6) And Sha’ul listened to the voice of Yehonathan, and Sha’ul swore, “As יהוה lives, he does not die.” (1Sa 19:7) Yehonathan then called Dawiḏ, and Yehonathan told him all these words. So Yehonathan brought Dawiḏ to Sha’ul, and he was in his presence as before. (1Sa 19:8) And there was fighting again, and Dawiḏ went out and fought with the Philistines, and smote them, a great smiting, and they fled before him. (1Sa 19:9) And an evil spirit from יהוה came upon Sha’ul as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand. And Dawiḏ was playing the lyre with his hand, (1Sa 19:10) and Sha’ul sought to smite the spear through Dawiḏ, and into the wall, but he slipped away from the presence of Sha’ul, so he smote the spear into the wall. And Dawiḏ fled and escaped that night.

Even Sha’ul’s daughter protects her husband David!

(1Sa 19:11) And Sha’ul sent messengers to Dawiḏ’s house to watch him and to put him to death in the morning. And Miḵal, Dawiḏ’s wife, informed him, saying, “If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you are put to death.” (1Sa 19:12) So Miḵal let Dawiḏ down through a window, and he went and fled and escaped. (1Sa 19:13) And Miḵal took the household idol and laid it in the bed, and put a cover of goats’ hair for his head, and covered it with a garment. (1Sa 19:14) And when Sha’ul sent messengers to take Dawiḏ, she said, “He is sick.” (1Sa 19:15) And Sha’ul sent the messengers back to see Dawiḏ, saying, “Bring him up to me in the bed to put him to death.” (1Sa 19:16) And the messengers came in and saw the household idol in the bed, with a cover of goats’ hair for his head. (1Sa 19:17) Sha’ul then said to Miḵal, “Why have you deceived me like this, and sent my enemy away, so that he escaped?” And Miḵal answered Sha’ul, “He said to me, ‘Let me go, why should I put you to death?’ ” (1Sa 19:18) Now Dawiḏ fled and escaped, and went to Shemu’ĕl at Ramah, and told him all that Sha’ul had done to him. And he and Shemu’ĕl went and dwelt in Nawith. (1Sa 19:19) And it was reported to Sha’ul, saying, “See, Dawiḏ is in Nawith in Ramah!” (1Sa 19:20) And Sha’ul sent messengers to take Dawiḏ. And they saw the assembly of the prophets prophesying, and Shemu’ĕl standing as leader over them, and the Spirit of Elohim came upon the messengers of Sha’ul, and they also prophesied. (1Sa 19:21) And when Sha’ul was told, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. So Sha’ul sent messengers again, the third time, and they prophesied also. (1Sa 19:22) Then he himself went to Ramah, and came to the great well that is at Seḵu. And he asked, and said, “Where are Shemu’ĕl and Dawiḏ?” And one said, “There in Nawith in Ramah.” (1Sa 19:23) So he went there to Nawith in Ramah. And the Spirit of Elohim was upon him too, and he went on and prophesied until he came to Nawith in Ramah. (1Sa 19:24) And he also stripped off his garments and prophesied before Shemu’ĕl, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, “Is Sha’ul also among the prophets?”

The Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) being with you will always keeps us ahead of hasatan’s plan

(1Sa 20:1) And Dawiḏ fled from Nawith in Ramah, and went and said to Yehonathan, “What have I done? What is my crookedness, and what is my sin before your father, that he seeks my life?” (1Sa 20:2) And Yehonathan said to him, “Far be it! You are not going to die! See, my father does no big matter nor small matter without disclosing it to me. And why should my father hide this matter from me? It is not so!” (1Sa 20:3) But Dawiḏ swore again, and said, “Your father knows well that I have found favor in your eyes, and he says, ‘Do not let Yehonathan know this, lest he be grieved.’ But truly, as יהוה lives and as your being lives, there is but a step between me and death.” (1Sa 20:4) And Yehonathan said to Dawiḏ, “Whatever your desire is, I do it for you.” (1Sa 20:5) And Dawiḏ said to Yehonathan, “See, tomorrow is the New Moon, and I ought to sit with the sovereign to eat. But let me go, and I shall hide in the field until the third day at evening. (1Sa 20:6) “If your father misses me at all, then you shall say, ‘Dawiḏ earnestly asked my permission to run over to Bĕyth Leḥem, his city, for a yearly slaughtering is made there for all the clan.’ (1Sa 20:7) “If he says thus, ‘It is well,’ your servant is safe. But if he is very displeased, then know that he has resolved to do evil. (1Sa 20:8) “And you shall show kindness to your servant, for you have brought your servant into a covenant of יהוה with you. And if there is crookedness in me, put me to death yourself, for why should you bring me to your father?” (1Sa 20:9) And Yehonathan said, “Far be it from you! If I knew with certainty that my father has resolved that evil is to come upon you, then would I not make it known to you?” (1Sa 20:10) And Dawiḏ said to Yehonathan, “Who would make it known to me, or what if your father answers you sharply?” (1Sa 20:11) And Yehonathan said to Dawiḏ, “Come, and let us go out into the field.” And they both went out into the field. (1Sa 20:12) And Yehonathan said to Dawiḏ, “יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl be witness! When I search out my father sometime tomorrow, or the third day, and see if there is good toward Dawiḏ, and I do not send to you or disclose it to you, (1Sa 20:13) so let יהוה do so and much more to Yehonathan. And if it pleases my father to do you evil, then I shall disclose it to you and send you away, and you shall go in peace. And יהוה be with you as He has been with my father. (1Sa 20:14) “But show me the kindness of יהוה, not only while I still live, so that I do not die, (1Sa 20:15) and do not cut off your kindness from my house forever, no, not when יהוה has cut off every one of the enemies of Dawiḏ from the face of the earth.” (1Sa 20:16) And Yehonathan made a covenant with the house of Dawiḏ, saying, “יהוה shall require it at the hand of the enemies of Dawiḏ.” (1Sa 20:17) And Yehonathan again made Dawiḏ swear, because he loved him, for he loved him as he loved his own being. (1Sa 20:18) So Yehonathan said to him, “Tomorrow is the New Moon, and you shall be missed, because your seat shall be empty. (1Sa 20:19) “And on the third day, go down quickly and you shall come to the place where you hid on the day of the deed, and shall remain by the stone Ětsel. (1Sa 20:20) “And let me shoot three arrows to the side of it as though shooting at a target, (1Sa 20:21) and see, I shall send the youth, saying, ‘Go, find the arrows.’ If I expressly say to the youth, ‘Look, the arrows are on this side of you, get them and come,’ then, as יהוה lives, there is safety for you and no concern. (1Sa 20:22) “But if I say thus to the youth, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you,’ go your way, for יהוה has sent you away. (1Sa 20:23) “And as for the word which you and I have spoken of, see, יהוה is between you and me forever.” (1Sa 20:24) And Dawiḏ hid in the field. And when the New Moon came, the sovereign sat down by the food to eat. (1Sa 20:25) And the sovereign sat on his seat, as at other times, on a seat by the wall, with Yehonathan standing, and Aḇnĕr sitting by Sha’ul’s side, but the place of Dawiḏ was empty. (1Sa 20:26) But Sha’ul spoke not a word that day, for he thought, “It is an accident; he is not clean, for he has not been cleansed.”

Jonathan obviously did not desire the Kingdom but preferred his friend David and righteousness!

(1Sa 20:27) And it came to be the next day, the second day of the month, that Dawiḏ’s place was empty. And Sha’ul said to Yehonathan his son, “Why has the son of Yishai not come to eat, either yesterday or today?” (1Sa 20:28) And Yehonathan answered Sha’ul, “Dawiḏ earnestly asked my permission to go to Bĕyth Leḥem. (1Sa 20:29) “And he said, ‘Please let me go, for our clan has a slaughtering in the city, and my brother has commanded me to be there. And now, if I have found favor in your eyes, please let me get away and see my brothers.’ That is why he has not come to the sovereign’s table.” (1Sa 20:30) Then the displeasure of Sha’ul burned against Yehonathan, and he said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you have chosen the son of Yishai to your own shame and to the shame of your mother’s nakedness? (1Sa 20:31) “As long as the son of Yishai lives on the earth, you shall not be established, you and your reign. And now, send and bring him to me, for he is a son of death.” (1Sa 20:32) And Yehonathan answered Sha’ul his father, and said to him, “Why should he be put to death? What has he done?” (1Sa 20:33) At that, Sha’ul hurled a spear at him to smite him. Then Yehonathan knew that his father had resolved to put Dawiḏ to death. (1Sa 20:34) And Yehonathan rose up from the table in the heat of displeasure, and ate no food the second day of the month, for he was grieved for Dawiḏ, because his father put him to shame. (1Sa 20:35) And it came to be, in the morning, that Yehonathan went out into the field at the time appointed with Dawiḏ, and a small youth was with him. (1Sa 20:36) And he said to the youth, “Now run, find the arrows which I shoot.” As the youth ran, he shot an arrow beyond him. (1Sa 20:37) And when the youth came to the place where the arrow was which Yehonathan had shot, Yehonathan called out after the youth and said, “Is not the arrow beyond you?” (1Sa 20:38) And Yehonathan shouted after the youth, “Make haste, hurry, do not stand still!” And Yehonathan’s youth picked up the arrows and came to his master. (1Sa 20:39) But the youth knew not a speck. Only Yehonathan and Dawiḏ knew of the matter. (1Sa 20:40) Then Yehonathan gave his weapons to the youth and said to him, “Go, take them to the city.” (1Sa 20:41) And as soon as the youth had gone, Dawiḏ rose up from the south side, and fell on his face to the ground and bowed down three times. And they kissed one another. And they wept together, but Dawiḏ more so. (1Sa 20:42) And Yehonathan said to Dawiḏ, “Go in peace, since we have both sworn in the Name of יהוה, saying, ‘יהוה is between you and me, and between your seed and my seed, forever.’ Then he arose and left, and Yehonathan went into the city.


(1Sa 21:1) And Dawiḏ came to Noḇ, to Aḥimeleḵ the priest. And Aḥimeleḵ trembled when he met Dawiḏ, and asked him, “Why are you alone and no one with you?” (1Sa 21:2) And Dawiḏ said to Aḥimeleḵ the priest, “The sovereign has commanded me a word, and said to me, ‘Let no one know whatever of the word about which I send you, and which I have commanded you.’ And I have directed my young men to such and such a place. (1Sa 21:3) “And now, what do you have on hand? Give five loaves into my hand, or whatever is found.” (1Sa 21:4) And the priest answered Dawiḏ and said, “There is no ordinary bread on hand, but there is set-apart bread – provided the young men have kept themselves from women.” (1Sa 21:5) And Dawiḏ answered the priest, and said to him, “Truly, women have been kept from us about three days since I came out. And the vessels of the young men are set-apart, and it is an ordinary mission, and also, it was set-apart in the vessel today.” (1Sa 21:6) Then the priest gave him set-apart bread, for there was no bread there except the showbread which had been taken from before יהוה, in order to put hot bread in on the day it is taken away. (1Sa 21:7) Now one of the servants of Sha’ul was there that day, detained before יהוה. And his name was Do’ĕḡ, an Eḏomite, the chief of the herdsmen who belonged to Sha’ul. (1Sa 21:8) And Dawiḏ said to Aḥimeleḵ, “Is there not here on hand a spear or a sword? For I have brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the matter of the sovereign was urgent.”(1Sa 21:9) And the priest said, “The sword of Golyath the Philistine, whom you smote in the Valley of Ělah. See, it is wrapped in a garment behind the shoulder garment. If you would take it, take it. There is none other except this one here.” And Dawiḏ said, “There is none like it, give it to me.” (1Sa 21:10) And Dawiḏ rose and fled that day from before Sha’ul, and went to Aḵish the sovereign of Gath. (1Sa 21:11) But the servants of Aḵish said to him, “Is this not Dawiḏ the sovereign of the land? Did they not sing of him to each other in dances, saying, ‘Sha’ul smote his thousands, and Dawiḏ his ten thousands’?” (1Sa 21:12) And Dawiḏ took these words to heart, and was very much afraid of Aḵish the sovereign of Gath, (1Sa 21:13) and changed his behavior before them, and feigned madness in their hands, and scratched on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva run down on his beard. (1Sa 21:14) Then Aḵish said to his servants, “Look, you see the man is acting like a madman. Why do you bring him to me? (1Sa 21:15) “Am I short of madmen that you have brought this one to act as a madman near me? Should this one come into my house?”

Shalom to your home Loved One! (1Th 5:16) Rejoice always; (1Th 5:17) pray without ceasing; (1Th 5:18) in everything give thanks; for this is YHWH's will for you in Messiah Yahshua. (1Th 5:19) Do not quench the Ruach HaKodesh; (1Th 5:20) do not despise prophetic utterances. (1Th 5:21) But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; (1Th 5:22) abstain from every form of evil. (1Th 5:23) Now may the Elohim of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Master Yahshua Messiah. (1Th 5:24) Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. Praise YHWH! He is on the throne and we can draw close to Him in praise and obedience!

Remember www.seedtime2harvest.com and thanks again for your targeted prayers – May hasatan’s forces be confused and dazed in his efforts to harm or obstruct YHWH’s good plans for you and your loved ones! Remember also www.shabbatshalomlovedones.blogspot.com May we be about our heavenly Father’s business and spread the word of Elijah to our loved ones everywhere; REPENT AND COME OUT OF THE PAGAN TRADITIONS WE HAVE INHERITED- that we not partake in her coming plagues!

You are much loved Family of YHWH,