YHWH's Provision!

Friday, May 7, 2010 TM

(I have attached a quick download from a precious sister a fun reminder about YHWH our provision and His pharmacy when our economic world is changed- I am reminded of our friend Brad Scott’s teachings along these lines- it’s encouraging and helpful to know YHWH will provide, even if there are no pharmaceutical companies left!) (email me at tbmccutATyahooDOTcom for the download)

Last week we read and studied much about how we are to act: staying away from all forms of idolatry-keeping His Sabbaths- being merciful and remembering the poor and the stranger. We learned not to eat any blood, to stay away from mediums and witchcraft, do not get tattoos, and have no unjust weight and measures. I must comment that this last instruction has not been heeded by the “great” men of the earth who have established our federal reserve in which is not federal and there is no reserve. These false weights and measures will soon all come unraveled and collapse entirely- yes, most likely this year! Since 2005 when President Bush signed the Nafta Trade Treaty, M3, (our money supply report) has not been reported again. Obviously, money is being printed at levels that must bankrupt our nation. We are not to be fearful when the Mammon money god we have all trusted in falls and breaks. We are to seek our Heavenly Father’s face now and prepare as best we can to minister to others as He directs. Let’s review some of these instructions last week which YHWH gives us today:

(Lev 19:1) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Lev 19:2) “Speak to all the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘Be set-apart, for I יהוה your Elohim am set-apart. (Lev 19:3) ‘Each one of you should fear his mother and his father, and guard My Sabbaths. I am יהוה your Elohim. (Lev 19:4) ‘Do not turn to idols, and do not make for yourselves molded mighty ones. I am יהוה your Elohim. (Lev 19:5) ‘And when you bring a peace offering to יהוה, bring it for your acceptance. (Lev 19:6) ‘It is eaten the same day you slaughter it, and on the next day. And that which is left on the third day is burned with fire. (Lev 19:7) ‘So if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable, it is not accepted, (Lev 19:8) and he who eats it bears his crookedness, because he has profaned the set-apart offering of יהוה, and that being shall be cut off from his people. (Lev 19:9) ‘And when you reap the harvest of your land, do not completely reap the corners of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. (Lev 19:10) ‘And do not glean your vineyard or gather every grape of your vineyard, leave them for the poor and the stranger. I am יהוה your Elohim. (Lev 19:11) ‘Do not steal, do not lie, do not deceive one another. (Lev 19:12) ‘And do not swear falsely by my Name and so profane the Name of your Elohim. I am יהוה. (Lev 19:13) ‘Do not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of him who is hired is not to remain with you all night until morning. (Lev 19:14) ‘Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling-block before the blind, but fear your Elohim. I am יהוה. (Lev 19:15) ‘Do no unrighteousness in right-ruling. Do not be partial to the poor or favor the face of the great, but rightly rule your neighbor in righteousness. (Lev 19:16) ‘Do not go slandering among your people. Do not stand against the blood of your neighbor. I am יהוה. (Lev 19:17) ‘Do not hate your brother in your heart. Reprove your neighbor, for certain, and bear no sin because of him. (Lev 19:18) ‘Do not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the children of your people. And you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am יהוה. (Lev 19:19) ‘Guard my laws. Do not let your livestock mate with another kind. Do not sow your field with mixed seed. And do not put a garment woven of two sorts of thread upon you. (Lev 19:23) ‘And when you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall reckon their fruit as uncircumcised. For three years it is as uncircumcised to you, it is not eaten. (Lev 19:24) ‘And in the fourth year all its fruit is set-apart – praises to יהוה. (Lev 19:25) And in the fifth year you eat its fruit, so that it increases its yield to you. I am יהוה your Elohim. (Lev 19:26) ‘Do not eat meat with the blood. Do not practice divination or magic. (Lev 19:27) ‘Do not round the corner of your head, nor destroy the corner of your beard. (Lev 19:28) ‘And do not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor put tattoo marks on you. I am יהוה. (Lev 19:29) ‘Do not profane your daughter by making her a whore, so that the land does not whore, and the land becomes filled with wickedness. (Lev 19:30) ‘Guard My Sabbaths and reverence my set-apart place. I am יהוה. (Lev 19:31) ‘Do not turn to mediums, and do not seek after spiritists to be defiled by them. I am יהוה your Elohim. (Lev 19:32) ‘Rise up before the grey-headed. And you shall favor the face of an old man, and shall fear your Elohim. I am יהוה. (Lev 19:33) ‘And when a stranger sojourns with you in your land, do not oppress him. (Lev 19:34) ‘Let the stranger who dwells among you be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself. For you were strangers in the land of Mitsrayim. I am יהוה your Elohim. (Lev 19:35) Do no unrighteousness in right-ruling, in measurement of length, in weight, or in measuring liquids. (Lev 19:36) Have right scales, right weights, a right ĕphah, and a right hin. I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim. (Lev 19:37) ‘And you shall guard all my laws and all my right-rulings, and do them. I am יהוה.’ ”

Here are this week’s Torah Scriptures: Bechukotai- in My Statutes

Leviticus 26:2-27:34; Jeremiah 16:19-17:14; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18;

2 Samuel Chapters: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12; Ephesians 2:1-22

Guarding His (Not our own picked Sabbath) Sabbath brings His provision, His peace and His presence! (More recognizable when our economy fails)

(Lev 26:2) Guard my Sabbaths and reverence my set-apart place. I am יהוה. (Lev 26:3) ‘If you walk in my laws and guard my commands, and shall do them, (Lev 26:4) then I shall give you rain in its season, and the land shall yield its crops, and the trees of the field yield their fruit. (Lev 26:5) ‘And your threshing shall last till the time of the grape harvest and the grape harvest shall last till the time of sowing. And you shall eat your bread until you have enough, and shall dwell in your land safely. (Lev 26:6) ‘And I shall give peace in the land, and you shall lie down and no one make you afraid. And I shall clear the land of evil beasts, and not let the sword go through your land. (Lev 26:7) And you shall pursue your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you. (Lev 26:8) ‘And five of you shall pursue a hundred, and a hundred of you pursue ten thousand. And your enemies shall fall by the sword before you. (Lev 26:9) ‘And I shall turn to you and make you bear fruit, and shall increase you, and shall establish my covenant with you. (Lev 26:10) ‘And you shall eat the old supply, and clear out the old because of the new. (Lev 26:11) And I shall set my Dwelling Place in your midst, and my being shall not reject you. (Lev 26:12) And I shall walk in your midst, and shall be your Elohim, and you shall be my people. (Lev 26:13) ‘I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, from being their slaves. And I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk upright.

Here is the promise guaranteed for us if we continue to disobey!

(Lev 26:14) ‘But if you do not obey me, and do not do all these commands, (Lev 26:15) and if you reject my laws, or if your being loathes my right-rulings, so that you do not do all my commands, but break my covenant, (Lev 26:16) I also do this to you: And I shall appoint sudden alarm over you, wasting disease and inflammation, destroying the eyes, and consuming the life. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. (Lev 26:17) ‘And I shall set my face against you, and you shall be smitten before your enemies. And those who hate you shall rule over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.

Here is the Scripture that tells us why we have been scattered from Israel for 2730 years! 390 years that Ezekiel was told to lay on his side for the abominations of Easter fertility goddess worship and winter solstice worship (then December 25th before the advancing equinox) and bowing to the evergreen tree (Jer 10) manhood of the sun god by placing gold and silver balls on it and placing gifts under it, by the priests of the 10 northern tribes (now scattered and lost sheep of Israel). The Scripture below tells us why the 390 years was multiplied by 7 which is 2730 years! That time appears to be finished about 1 month ago!

(Lev 26:18) And after all this, if you do not obey me, then I shall punish you seven times more for your sins. (Lev 26:19) ‘And I shall break the pride of your power, and shall make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. (Lev 26:20) ‘And your strength shall be spent in vain and your lands not yield its crops, nor do the trees of the land yield their fruit. (Lev 26:21) ‘And if you walk contrary to me, and refuse to obey me, I shall bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins, (Lev 26:22) and send wild beasts among you, which shall bereave you of your children. And I shall cut off your livestock, and make you few in number, and your highways en I also shall walk contrary to you, and I myself shall smite you seven times for your sins. shall be deserted. If you are not instructed by me, by these, but walk contrary to me, (Lev 26:24) then I also shall walk contrary to you, and I myself shall smite you seven times for your sins. (Lev 26:25) ‘And I shall bring against you a sword executing the vengeance of my covenant, and you shall gather together in your cities, and I shall send pestilence among you, and you shall be given into the hand of the enemy. (Lev 26:26) ‘When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back to you your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.

Next judgment if we still won’t repent when that judgment is finished (Spring of 2010) appears to be death by famine, fear and the sword!

(Lev 26:27) ‘And if in spite of this, you do not obey me, but walk contrary to me, (Lev 26:28) then I shall walk contrary to you in wrath. And I myself shall punish you seven times for your sins. (Lev 26:29) And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and eat the flesh of your daughters. (Lev 26:30) ‘And I shall destroy your high places, and cut down your sun-pillars, and put your carcasses on the carcasses of your idols. And my being shall loathe you. (Lev 26:31) ‘And I shall turn your cities into ruins and lay your set-apart places waste, and not smell your sweet fragrances. (Lev 26:32) And I shall lay the land waste, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it. (Lev 26:33) And I shall scatter you among the gentiles and draw out a sword after you. And your land shall be desert and your cities ruins, (Lev 26:34) and the land enjoy its Sabbaths as long as it lies waste and you are in your enemies’ land. Then the land would rest and enjoy its Sabbaths. (Lev 26:35) ‘As long as it lies waste it rests, for the time it did not rest on your Sabbaths when you dwelt in it. (Lev 26:36) ‘And as for those of you who are left, I shall send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies, and the sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee. And they shall flee as though retreating from a sword, and they shall fall when no one pursues. (Lev 26:37) ‘And they shall stumble over one another, as from before a sword, when no one pursues. And you shall be unable to stand before your enemies. (Lev 26:38) ‘And you shall perish among the gentiles, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up, (Lev 26:39) and those of you who are left rot away in their crookedness in your enemies’ lands, and also in their fathers’ crookednesses rot away with them.

Time to repent loved ones! Teshuvah- turn our stiff necks 180 degrees and follow Him!

(Lev 26:40) But if they confess their crookedness and the crookedness of their fathers, with their trespass in which they trespassed against me, and that they also have walked contrary to me, (Lev 26:41) and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies – if their uncircumcised heart is then humbled, and they accept the punishment of their crookedness, (Lev 26:42) then I shall remember my covenant with Yaʽaqoḇ, and also my covenant with Yitsḥaq, and also remember my covenant with Aḇraham, and remember the land. (Lev 26:43) ‘For the land was abandoned by them, and enjoying its Sabbaths while lying waste without them, and they were paying for their crookedness, because they rejected my right-rulings and because their being loathed my laws. (Lev 26:44) ‘And yet for all this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I shall not reject them, nor shall I loathe them so as to destroy them and break my covenant with them. I am יהוה their Elohim. (Lev 26:45) ‘Then I shall remember for their sake the covenant of the ancestors whom I brought out of the land of Mitsrayim before the eyes of the nations to be their Elohim. I am יהוה.’ ” (Lev 26:46) These are the laws and the right-rulings and the Torot1 which יהוה made between Himself and the children of Yisra’ĕl on Mount Sinai by the hand of Mosheh. Footnote: 1Torot - plural of Torah, teaching.

YHWH values our gifts and vows!

(Lev 27:1) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Lev 27:2) “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘When a man separates a vow, by your evaluation of lives unto יהוה, (Lev 27:3) when your evaluation is of a male from twenty years old up to sixty years old, then your evaluation shall be fifty sheqels of silver, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place. (Lev 27:4) ‘And if it is a female, then your evaluation shall be thirty sheqels; (Lev 27:5) and if from five years old up to twenty years old, then your evaluation for a male shall be twenty sheqels, and for a female ten sheqels; (Lev 27:6) and if from a month old up to five years old, then your evaluation for a male shall be five sheqels of silver, and for a female your evaluation shall be three sheqels of silver; (Lev 27:7) and if from sixty years old and above, if it is a male, then your evaluation shall be fifteen sheqels, and for a female ten sheqels. (Lev 27:8) ‘But if he is too poor to pay your evaluation, then he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall set a value for him. According to the ability of him who vowed, the priest shall value him. (Lev 27:9) ‘And if it is a beast of which they bring an offering to יהוה, all such given to יהוה is set-apart. (Lev 27:10) ‘He is not to replace it or exchange it, good for spoilt or spoilt for good. And if he at all exchanges beast for beast, then both it and the one exchanged for it is set-apart. (Lev 27:11) ‘And if it is any unclean beast of which they do not bring an offering to יהוה, then he shall present the beast before the priest; (Lev 27:12) and the priest shall value it, whether it is good or spoilt. According to your evaluation, O priest, so it shall be. (Lev 27:13) ‘But if he indeed redeems it, then he shall add one-fifth to your evaluation. (Lev 27:14) ‘And when a man sets his house apart, to be set-apart to יהוה, then the priest shall value it, whether it is good or spoilt. As the priest values it, so it stands. (Lev 27:15) ‘And if he who sets it apart does redeem his house, then he shall add one-fifth of the silver of your evaluation to it, and it shall be his. (Lev 27:16) ‘And if a man sets apart to יהוה a field he owns, then your evaluation shall be according to the seed for it – an omer of barley seed at fifty sheqels of silver. (Lev 27:17) ‘If he sets his field apart from the Year of Jubilee, according to your evaluation it stands. (Lev 27:18) ‘But if he sets his field apart after the Jubilee, then the priest shall reckon to him the silver due according to the years that remain till the Year of Jubilee, and it shall be deducted from your evaluation. (Lev 27:19) ‘And if he who sets the field apart ever wishes to redeem it, then he shall add one-fifth of the silver of your evaluation to it, and it shall be his. (Lev 27:20) ‘And if he does not redeem the field, or if he has sold the field to another man, it is no longer redeemed, (Lev 27:21) but the field, when it is released in the Jubilee, is set-apart to יהוה as a dedicated field, to be the possession of the priest. (Lev 27:22) ‘And if a man sets apart to יהוה a field which he has bought, which is not the field of his possession, (Lev 27:23) then the priest shall reckon to him the amount of your evaluation, up to the Year of Jubilee, and he shall give your evaluation on that day, set-apart to יהוה. (Lev 27:24) In the Year of Jubilee the field returns to him from whom he bought it, to him whose is the possession of the land. (Lev 27:25) ‘And all your evaluations is to be according to the sheqel of the set-apart place: twenty gĕrahs to the sheqel. (Lev 27:26) ‘However, a first-born of the beasts, which is first-born to יהוה, no man sets it apart – whether bull or sheep, it belongs to יהוה. (Lev 27:27) ‘And if among the unclean beasts, then he shall ransom it according to your evaluation, and shall add one-fifth to it. And if it is not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your evaluation. (Lev 27:28) ‘However, whatever a man lays under ban for יהוה of all that he has, man and beast, or the field of his possession, is not sold or redeemed. Whatever is laid under ban is most set-apart to יהוה. (Lev 27:29) ‘No one under the ban, under the ban among men, is ransomed, but shall certainly be put to death. (Lev 27:30) ‘And all the tithe of the land – of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree – belongs to יהוה. It is set-apart to יהוה. (Lev 27:31) ‘If a man indeed redeems any of his tithes, he adds one-fifth to it. (Lev 27:32) ‘And the entire tithe of the herd and of the flock, all which passes under the rod, the tenth one is set-apart to יהוה. (Lev 27:33) ‘He does not inquire whether it is good or spoilt, nor does he exchange it. And if he exchanges it at all, then both it and the one exchanged for it are set-apart, it is not redeemed.’ ” (Lev 27:34) these are the commands which יהוה commanded Mosheh for the children of Yisra’ĕl on Mount Sinai.

These are the Days of Elijah! We now recognize religion has taught us lies and things wherein there is no Biblical profit! We are being caused to repent AND know His name YAHWEH!

(Jer 16:19) O יהוה, my strength and my stronghold and my refuge, in the day of distress the gentiles shall come to you from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers have inherited only falsehood, futility, and there is no value in them.”1 Footnote: 1See Ps. 147:19, Isa. 2:3, Isa. 60:2-3, John 4:22, Rom. 2:20, Rom. 3:2, Rom. 9:4. (Jer 16:20) Would a man make mighty ones for himself, which are not mighty ones? (Jer 16:21) “Therefore see, I am causing them to know, this time I cause them to know my hand and my might. And they shall know that my Name is יהוה!”

Judah and Israel (aka Ephraim) were scattered- apparently Judah repented quicker as Messiah was from Judah and they were already back in the land from Babylon

(Jer 17:1) The sin of Yehuḏah is written with a pen of iron, engraved with the point of a diamond on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of your altars, (Jer 17:2) while their children remember their altars and their Ashĕrim (Easters) by the spreading trees on the high hills. (Jer 17:3) “My mountain in the field, I give as plunder your wealth, all your treasures, your high places of sin, throughout all your borders. (Jer 17:4) “And you, even of yourself, shall let go of your inheritance which I gave you. And I shall make you serve your enemies in a land which you have not known, for you have kindled a fire in my displeasure which burns forever.” (Jer 17:5) Thus said יהוה, “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart turns away from יהוה. (Jer 17:6) “For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and not see when good comes, and shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land that is not inhabited. (Jer 17:7) Blessed is the man who trusts in יהוה, and whose trust is יהוה. (Jer 17:8) “For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and does not see when heat comes. And his leaf shall be green, and in the year of drought he is not anxious, nor does he cease from yielding fruit. (Jer 17:9) “The heart is crooked1 above all, and desperately sick – who shall know it? Footnote: 1See 7:24, 16:12, 18:12, 23:17.

No fooling our Creator- we may fool everyone else- maybe even ourselves – but not Him!

(Jer 17:10) “I, יהוה, search the heart; I try the kidneys, and give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds. (Jer 17:11) “As a partridge that broods but does not hatch; so is he who gets riches not by right. It leaves him in the midst of his days, and at his end he is a fool.” (Jer 17:12) An esteemed throne, exalted from the beginning, is the place of our set-apart place. (Jer 17:13) O יהוה, the expectation of Yisra’ĕl, all who forsake You are put to shame. “Those who depart from Me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken יהוה, the fountain of living waters.”1 Footnote: 1See 2:13. (Jer 17:14) Heal me, O יהוה, so that I am healed. Save me, so that I am saved, for you are my praise.

This is not just about marriage! You may have to lose some of your “friends” but it is better to lose your (pluck it out) than end up in hell’s fires screaming and grinding your teeth forever!

(2Co 6:14) Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? And what fellowship has light with darkness? (2Co 6:15) And what agreement has Messiah with Beliyaʽal? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever? (2Co 6:16) And what union has the Dwelling Place of Elohim with idols? You are a Dwelling Place of the living Elohim, as Elohim has said, “I shall dwell in them and walk among them, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be my people.” (2Co 6:17) Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says יהוה, and do not touch what is unclean, and I shall receive you. (2Co 6:18) And I shall be a Father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says יהוה the Almighty.

YHWH’s prophet will be revealed truth- popular or not!

(2Sa 7:1) And it came to be when the sovereign (king) was dwelling in his house, and יהוה had given him rest from all his enemies all around, (2Sa 7:2) that the sovereign said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I am dwelling in a house of cedar, but the ark of Elohim dwells within curtains.” (2Sa 7:3) And Nathan said to the sovereign, “Go, do all that is in your heart, for יהוה is with you.” (2Sa 7:4) And it came to be that night that the word of יהוה came to Nathan, saying, (2Sa 7:5) “Go and say to my servant Dawiḏ, ‘Thus said יהוה, “Would you build a house for me to dwell in? (2Sa 7:6) “For I have not dwelt in a house since the time that I brought the children of Yisra’ĕl up from Mitsrayim, even to this day, but have moved about in a Tent and in a Dwelling Place. (2Sa 7:7) “Wherever I have walked with all the children of Yisra’ĕl, have I ever spoken a word to anyone from the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘Why have you not built me a house of cedar?’ ” ’ (2Sa 7:8) “And now, say to my servant Dawiḏ, ‘Thus said יהוה of hosts, “I took you from the pasture, from following the flock, to be ruler over my people, over Yisra’ĕl. (2Sa 7:9) “And I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and have made you a great name, like the name of the great ones who are on the earth. (2Sa 7:10) “And I shall appoint a place for my people Yisra’ĕl, and shall plant them, and they shall dwell in a place of their own and no longer be afraid, neither shall the children of wickedness oppress them again, as at the first, (2Sa 7:11) even from the day I appointed rulers over my people Yisra’ĕl, and have caused you to rest from all your enemies. And יהוה has declared to you that He would make you a house. (2Sa 7:12) When your days are filled and you rest with your fathers, I shall raise up your seed after you, who comes from your inward parts, and shall establish his reign. (2Sa 7:13) “He does build a house for my Name, and I shall establish the throne of his reign forever. (2Sa 7:14) “I am to be his Father, and he is my son. If he does perversely, I shall reprove him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men. (2Sa 7:15) “But my kindness does not turn aside from him, as I turned it aside from Sha’ul, whom I removed from before you. (2Sa 7:16) “And your house and your reign are to be steadfast forever before you – your throne is established forever.” ’ (2Sa 7:17) According to all these words and according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to Dawiḏ.

Keeping a humble heart before YHWH brings blessings!

(2Sa 7:18) And Sovereign Dawiḏ went in and sat before יהוה and he said, “Who am I, O Master יהוה? And what is my house, that you have brought me this far? (2Sa 7:19) “And yet this was a small matter in your eyes, O Master יהוה. And you have also spoken of your servant’s house for a great while to come. And is this the teaching of man, O Master יהוה? (2Sa 7:20) “And what more does Dawiḏ say to you? For you, Master יהוה, know your servant. (2Sa 7:21) “Because of Your word, and according to your own heart, you have done all this greatness, to make it known to your servant. (2Sa 7:22) “You are great indeed, O Master יהוה. For there is none like you, and there is no Elohim but you, according to all that we have heard with our ears. (2Sa 7:23) “And who is like Your people, like Yisra’ĕl, the one nation on the earth whom Elohim went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for Himself a Name, and to do for you greatness, and awesome deeds for your land before your people, whom you redeemed for yourself from Mitsrayim, from the nations and their mighty ones? (2Sa 7:24) “And you have established for yourself your people Yisra’ĕl as your own people forever, and you, יהוה, have become their Elohim. (2Sa 7:25) “And now, O יהוה Elohim, the word which you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house, establish it forever and do as you have said. (2Sa 7:26) “And let your Name be made great forever, saying, ‘יהוה of hosts is the Elohim over Yisra’ĕl.’ And let the house of your servant Dawiḏ be established before you. (2Sa 7:27) “For you, O יהוה of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, have revealed this to your servant, saying, ‘I build you a house.’ Therefore your servant has taken heart to pray this prayer to you. (2Sa 7:28) “And now, O Master יהוה, you are Elohim, and your words are true, and you have spoken this goodness to your servant. (2Sa 7:29) “And now, be pleased to bless the house of your servant, to be before you, forever. For you, O Master יהוה, have spoken it, and with your blessing let the house of your servant be blessed forever.”

Victory from all your enemies round about you is a promise due obedience!

(2Sa 8:1) And after this it came to be that Dawiḏ smote the Philistines and humbled them. And Dawiḏ took the bridle of the mother city out of the hand of the Philistines. (2Sa 8:2) He also smote Mo’aḇ, and measured them off with a line, causing them to lie down on the earth. With two lines he measured off those to be put to death, and with one complete line those to be kept alive. And the Mo’aḇites became Dawiḏ’s servants, and brought presents. (2Sa 8:3) Dawiḏ also smote Haḏaḏezer son of Reḥoḇ, sovereign of Tsoḇah, as he went to restore his rule at the River Euphrates. (2Sa 8:4) And Dawiḏ captured from him one thousand and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand foot soldiers. And Dawiḏ destroyed all the chariots, but he left of them a hundred chariots. (2Sa 8:5) And the Arameans of Damascus came to help Haḏaḏezer sovereign of Tsoḇah, and Dawiḏ smote twenty-two thousand of the Arameans. (2Sa 8:6) Then Dawiḏ put watch-posts in Aram of Damascus. And the Arameans became Dawiḏ’s servants, and brought presents. And יהוה saved Dawiḏ wherever he went. (2Sa 8:7) And Dawiḏ took the shields of gold which were on the servants of Haḏaḏezer, and brought them to Yerushalayim. (2Sa 8:8) And from Betaḥ and from Bĕrothai, cities of Haḏaḏezer, Sovereign Dawiḏ took very much bronze. (2Sa 8:9) And Toʽi sovereign of Ḥamath heard that Dawiḏ had smitten all the army of Haḏaḏezer, (2Sa 8:10) so Toʽi sent Yoram his son to Sovereign Dawiḏ, to ask peace of him and bless him, because he had fought against Haḏaḏezer and smote him, for Haḏaḏezer had battles with Toʽi. And Yoram brought with him objects of silver, and objects of gold, and objects of bronze. (2Sa 8:11) Sovereign Dawiḏ also set these apart to יהוה, along with the silver and gold that he had set apart from all the nations which he had humbled: (2Sa 8:12) from Aram, and from Mo’aḇ, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalĕq, and from the spoil of Haḏaḏezer son of Reḥoḇ, sovereign of Tsoḇah. (2Sa 8:13) And Dawiḏ made a name for himself when he returned from smiting eighteen thousand Arameans in the Valley of Salt. (2Sa 8:14) And he put watch-posts in Eḏom. Throughout all Eḏom he put watch-posts, and all the Eḏomites became Dawiḏ’s servants. And יהוה saved Dawiḏ wherever he went. (2Sa 8:15) And Dawiḏ reigned over all Yisra’ĕl, and Dawiḏ was doing right-ruling and righteousness to all his people. (2Sa 8:16) And Yo’aḇ son of Tseruyah was over the army, and Yehoshaphat son of Aḥiluḏ was recorder, (2Sa 8:17) and Tsaḏoq son of Aḥituḇ and Aḥimeleḵ son of Eḇyathar were the priests, and Serayah was the scribe, (2Sa 8:18) and Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa was over both the Kerĕthites and the Pelĕthites, and Dawiḏ’s sons were priests.

It is hard to bless what YHWH has determined your enemy- they’ll turn on you!

(2Sa 9:1) And Dawiḏ said, “Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Sha’ul, that I might show him kindness, because of Yehonathan?” (2Sa 10:1) And after this it came to be that the sovereign of the children of Ammon died, and Ḥanun his son reigned in his place. (2Sa 10:2) And Dawiḏ said, “Let me show kindness to Ḥanun son of Naḥash, as his father showed kindness to me.” So Dawiḏ sent by the hand of his servants to comfort him concerning his father. And when Dawiḏ’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon, (2Sa 10:3) the chiefs of the children of Ammon said to Ḥanun their master, “Is Dawiḏ esteeming your father in your eyes in that he has sent comforters to you? Has Dawiḏ not rather sent his servants to you to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?” (2Sa 10:4) So Ḥanun took Dawiḏ’s servants and shaved off half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, as far as their buttocks, and sent them away. (2Sa 10:5) And they informed Dawiḏ, and he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed. And the sovereign said, “Wait at Yeriḥo until your beards have grown, and then return.” (2Sa 10:6) And when the children of Ammon saw that they had become a stench to Dawiḏ, the children of Ammon sent and hired Arameans of Bĕyth Reḥoḇ and Arameans of Tsoḇa, twenty thousand foot soldiers, and the sovereign of Maʽaḵah, one thousand men, and men of Toḇ, twelve thousand men. (2Sa 10:7) And Dawiḏ heard, and sent Yo’aḇ and the entire army, the mighty men. (2Sa 10:8) And the children of Ammon came out and put themselves in battle array at the entrance of the gate. And the Arameans of Tsoḇa, and Reḥoḇ, and men of Toḇ, and Maʽaḵah were by themselves in the field. (2Sa 10:9) And Yo’aḇ saw that the battle line was against him before and behind, and he chose out of all the chosen men of Yisra’ĕl and put them in battle array against the Arameans. (2Sa 10:10) And the rest of the people he gave under the hand of Aḇishai his brother, and he put them in battle array against the children of Ammon. (2Sa 10:11) And he said, “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me. But if the children of Ammon are too strong for you, then I shall come and help you. (2Sa 10:12) “Be strong, and let us show strength for our people and for the cities of our Elohim, and let יהוה do what is good in His eyes.” (2Sa 10:13) And Yo’aḇ drew near, and the people with him, to battle against Aram, and they fled before him. (2Sa 10:14) And when the children of Ammon saw that the Arameans were fleeing, they also fled before Aḇishai, and went into the city. And Yo’aḇ returned from the children of Ammon and came to Yerushalayim. (2Sa 10:15) And Aram saw that they were smitten before Yisra’ĕl, and they gathered together, (2Sa 10:16) and Haḏaḏezer sent and brought out the Arameans who were beyond the River, and they came to Ḥĕlam. And Shoḇaḵ the commander of the army of Haḏaḏezer went before them. (2Sa 10:17) And it was reported to Dawiḏ, and he gathered all Yisra’ĕl, and passed over the Yardĕn, and came to Ḥĕlam. And Aram set them in battle array against Dawiḏ and they fought with him. (2Sa 10:18) And Aram fled before Yisra’ĕl, and Dawiḏ slew seven hundred charioteers and forty thousand horsemen of Aram, and he smote Shoḇaḵ, commander of their army, who died there. (2Sa 10:19) And all the sovereigns, the servants of Haḏaḏezer, saw that they were smitten by Yisra’ĕl, and made peace with Yisra’ĕl, and served them. And the Arameans were afraid to help the children of Ammon anymore.

Even with all this victory SIN is crouching at the door! We too must take every thought captive and subject to Messiah Yahshua! We must determine to walk in the spirit and not the flesh- or death follows sin!

(2Sa 11:1) And it came to be at the turn of the year, at the time sovereigns go out to battle, that Dawiḏ sent Yo’aḇ and his servants with him, and all Yisra’ĕl, and they destroyed the children of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But Dawiḏ remained at Yerushalayim. (2Sa 11:2) And it came to be, at evening time that Dawiḏ rose up from his bed and walked about on the roof of the sovereign’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very good to look at. (2Sa 11:3) And Dawiḏ sent and asked about the woman, and one said, “Is this not Bathsheḇa, the daughter of Eliyam, the wife of Uriyah the Ḥittite?” (2Sa 11:4) And Dawiḏ sent messengers, to fetch her. And she came to him, and he lay with her – for she was cleansing herself from her uncleanness – and she returned to her house. (2Sa 11:5) And the woman conceived, and sent and informed Dawiḏ, and said, “I am pregnant.” (2Sa 11:6) Then Dawiḏ sent to Yo’aḇ, “Send Uriyah the Ḥittite to me.” And Yo’aḇ sent Uriyah to Dawiḏ. (2Sa 11:7) And Uriyah came to him, and Dawiḏ asked how Yo’aḇ was doing, and how the people were doing, and how the fighting was going. (2Sa 11:8) And Dawiḏ said to Uriyah, “Go down to your house and wash your feet.” And Uriyah went out from the sovereign’s house, and a gift from the sovereign followed him. (2Sa 11:9) But Uriyah lay down at the door of the sovereign’s house with all the servants of his master, and did not go down to his house. (2Sa 11:10) And they informed Dawiḏ, saying, “Uriyah did not go down to his house,” So Dawiḏ said to Uriyah, “Did you not come from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?” (2Sa 11:11) And Uriyah said to Dawiḏ, “The ark and Yisra’ĕl and Yehuḏah are dwelling in booths and my master Yo’aḇ and the servants of my master are encamped in the open fields. And I, should I go to my house to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? As you live, and as your being lives, let me not do this.” (2Sa 11:12) And Dawiḏ said to Uriyah, “Remain here today also, and tomorrow I let you go.” So Uriyah remained in Yerushalayim, that day and the next. (2Sa 11:13) And Dawiḏ called him, and he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunk. And at evening he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his master, but he did not go down to his house. (2Sa 11:14) And it came to be in the morning that Dawiḏ wrote a letter to Yo’aḇ and sent it by the hand of Uriyah. (2Sa 11:15) And he wrote in the letter, saying, “Set Uriyah in the front of the heaviest battle, and you shall turn away from him, and he shall be smitten and shall die.” (2Sa 11:16) And it came to be, as Yo’aḇ watched the city, that he appointed Uriyah to the place where he knew there were brave men. (2Sa 11:17) And the men of the city came out and fought with Yo’aḇ. And some of the people of the servants of Dawiḏ fell. And Uriyah the Ḥittite also died. (2Sa 11:18) And Yo’aḇ sent and reported to Dawiḏ all the events of the battle, (2Sa 11:19) and commanded the messenger, saying, “When you have finished reporting all the events of the battle to the sovereign, (2Sa 11:20) then it shall be, if the sovereign’s wrath rises and he says to you, ‘Why did you go so near to the city when you fought? Did you not know that they would shoot from the wall? (2Sa 11:21) ‘Who smote Aḇimeleḵ the son of Yerubbesheth? Was it not a woman who threw an upper millstone on him from the wall, so that he died in Thĕḇĕts? Why did you go near the wall?’ Then you shall say, ‘Your servant Uriyah the Ḥittite is also dead.’ ” (2Sa 11:22) and the messenger went, and came and reported to Dawiḏ all with which Yo’aḇ had sent him. (2Sa 11:23) And the messenger said to Dawiḏ, “The men have been mighty against us and came out to us in the field, but we drove them back as far as the entrance of the gate. (2Sa 11:24) “And the archers shot from the wall at your servants. And some of the sovereign’s servants are dead, and your servant Uriyah the Ḥittite is also dead.” (2Sa 11:25) And Dawiḏ said to the messenger, “Say to Yo’aḇ, ‘Do not let this matter be evil in your eyes, for the sword devours one as well as another. Strengthen your attack against the city, and overthrow it.’ And encourage him.” (2Sa 11:26) And the wife of Uriyah heard that Uriyah her husband was dead, and she lamented for her husband. (2Sa 11:27) And when her mourning was over, Dawiḏ sent and brought her to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the deed that Dawiḏ had done was evil in the eyes of יהוה.

Okay now we see the prophet of YHWH won’t be fooled and he will bring correction and judgment from YHWH’s throne room! Even with all these sins, adultery, murder, deception- we can still repent and get right standing!

(2Sa 12:1) Then יהוה sent Nathan to Dawiḏ. And he came to him, and said to him, “There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor. (2Sa 12:2) “The rich one had flocks and herds, very many. (2Sa 12:3) “But the poor one had only one little ewe lamb which he had bought and kept alive. And it grew up with him and with his children together. It ate of his own food and drank from his own cup and lay in his bosom. And it was like a daughter to him. (2Sa 12:4) “And a traveler came to the rich man, who refused to take from his own flock and from his own herd to prepare one for the wayfaring man who had come to him, but he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.” (2Sa 12:5) And the wrath of Dawiḏ burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As יהוה lives, the man who has done this is a son of death! (2Sa 12:6) “Also, he has to repay fourfold for the lamb, because he did this deed and because he had no compassion.” (2Sa 12:7) Then Nathan said to Dawiḏ, “You are the man! Thus said יהוה; Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, ‘I anointed you sovereign over Yisra’ĕl, and I delivered you from the hand of Sha’ul. (2Sa 12:8) ‘And I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your bosom, and gave you the house of Yisra’ĕl and Yehuḏah. And if that were not enough, I also would have given you much more! (2Sa 12:9) ‘Why have you despised the Word of יהוה to do evil in His eyes? You have killed Uriyah the Ḥittite with the sword, and his wife you took to be your wife, and you have killed him with the sword of the children of Ammon. (2Sa 12:10) ‘And now, the sword does not turn aside from your house, because you have despised Me, and have taken the wife of Uriyah the Ḥittite to be your wife.’ (2Sa 12:11) “Thus said יהוה, ‘See, I am rising up evil against you, from your own house, and shall take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. (2Sa 12:12) ‘You did it in secret, but I shall do this deed before all Yisra’ĕl, and before the sun.’ ” (2Sa 12:13) And Dawiḏ said to Nathan, “I have sinned against יהוה.” And Nathan said to Dawiḏ, “Also, יהוה has put away your sin, you shall not die. (2Sa 12:14) “However, because by this deed you have greatly scorned יהוה, the child also who is born to you shall certainly die.” (2Sa 12:15) And Nathan went to his house, and יהוה smote the child that Uriyah’s wife had born to Dawiḏ, and he was sick. (2Sa 12:16) And Dawiḏ sought Elohim for the child, and Dawiḏ fasted and went in and spent all night lying on the ground. (2Sa 12:17) So the elders of his house stood up over him, to raise him up from the earth. But he would not, nor did he eat food with them. (2Sa 12:18) And on the seventh day it came to be that the child died. And the servants of Dawiḏ were afraid to inform him that the child was dead, for they said, “Look, while the child was still alive, we spoke to him, and he would not listen to our voice. And how do we say to him that the child is dead? Then he shall do evil!” (2Sa 12:19) And Dawiḏ saw that his servants were whispering, and Dawiḏ perceived that the child was dead. Then Dawiḏ said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” And they said, “He is dead.” (2Sa 12:20) Dawiḏ then rose up from the ground, and washed and anointed himself, and changed his garments. And he went into the House of יהוה and bowed himself, then came to his own house, and asked, and they set food before him, so he ate. (2Sa 12:21) And his servants said to him, “What is this that you have done? You fasted and wept because of the living child, but when the child died, you rose up and ate food.” (2Sa 12:22) And he said, “While the child was alive I fasted and wept, for I said, ‘Who knows whether יהוה shows favor unto me, and the child shall live?’ (2Sa 12:23) “But now he is dead, why should I fast? Am I able to bring him back again? I am going to him, but he does not return to me.” (2Sa 12:24) And Dawiḏ comforted Bathsheḇa his wife, and went in to her and lay with her. So she bore a son, and he called his name Shelomoh. And יהוה loved him, (2Sa 12:25) and sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and called his name Yeḏiḏeyah, because of יהוה. (2Sa 12:26) And Yo’aḇ fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and captured the royal city. (2Sa 12:27) And Yo’aḇ sent messengers to Dawiḏ, and said, “I have fought against Rabbah, and I have captured the city’s water supply. (2Sa 12:28) “And now, gather the rest of the people together and encamp against the city and capture it, lest I capture the city and it be called after my name.” (2Sa 12:29) And Dawiḏ gathered all the people and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and captured it. (2Sa 12:30) And he took their sovereign’s crown from his head. And its weight was a talent of gold, with precious stones, and it was on Dawiḏ’s head. And he brought out the spoil of the city, a very great amount. (2Sa 12:31) And he brought out the people who were in it, and set them to the saw and to sharp instruments of iron and to axes of iron, and made them pass over to the brick works. And so he did with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And Dawiḏ and all the people returned to Yerushalayim.

Sounds like each of us! While we were walking according to the pattern of this world! Dead in our transgressions against His Torah/Instructions (1 John calls sin!)

(Eph 2:1) And you were dead in trespasses and sins,1 Footnote: 1v.5 and 5:14, Mt. 8:22, Rom. 8:6, Col. 2:13, 1 Tim. 5:6, 1 John 3:14, Rev. 3:1. (Eph 2:2) in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience,1 Footnote: 1Eph. 5:6, Col. 3:6. (Eph 2:3) among whom also we all once lived in the lusts of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, as also the rest. (Eph 2:4) But Elohim, who is rich in compassion, because of His great love with which He loved us, (Eph 2:5) even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Messiah – by favor you have been saved – (Eph 2:6) and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenlies in Messiah יהושע, (Eph 2:7) in order to show in the coming ages the exceeding riches of His favor in kindness toward us in Messiah יהושע. (Eph 2:8) For by favor you have been saved, through belief, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of Elohim, (Eph 2:9) t is not by works, so that no one should boast. (Eph 2:10) We are His workmanship, created in Messiah יהושע unto good works, which Elohim prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Eph 2:11) Therefore remember that you, nce gentiles1 in the flesh, who are called ‘the uncircumcision’ by what is called ‘the circumcision’ made in the flesh by hands, Footnote: 11 Cor. 12:2. (Eph 2:12) that at that time you were without Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Yisra’ĕl and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no expectation and without Elohim in the world. (Eph 2:13) But now in Messiah יהושע you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah. (Eph 2:14) For He is our peace, who has made both one, and having broken down the partition of the barrier, (Eph 2:15) having abolished in His flesh the enmity – the Torah of the commands in dogma – so as to create in Himself one renewed man from the two, thus making peace, (Eph 2:16) and to completely restore to favor both of them unto Elohim in one body through the stake, having destroyed the enmity by it. (Eph 2:17) And having come, He brought as Good News peace to you who were far off, and peace to those near. (Eph 2:18) Through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. (Eph 2:19) So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the set-apart ones and members of the household of Elohim,1 Footnote: 1Rom. 11:17-24, Isa. 14:1. (Eph 2:20) having been built upon the foundation of the emissaries and prophets, יהושע Messiah Himself being chief corner-stone, (Eph 2:21) in whom all the building, being joined together, grows into a set-apart Dwelling Place in יהוה, (Eph 2:22) in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of Elohim in the Spirit.

Loved ones, we are no longer strangers and foreigners if we have made Yahshua our Master by believing and following! We are heirs- joint heirs with Messiah. We are set apart citizens (a royal priesthood) and heirs according to the promises given Abraham! Grafted in or home born makes no difference! If YHWH can deliver, feed and provide for 3-4 million in the desert for 40 years, do you suspect maybe He can provide and deliver us from the U.N. Pharaoh driven One World system being unleashed on us now to kill, diminish and enslave world populations! We ought not to fear, but learn to praise Him in our circumstances whatever they may be! Here is a Scripture to hang on to when great trials come your way as the must soon do: (Php 4:11) Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. (Php 4:12) I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. (Php 4:13) I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

We should remember the dungeon gates were opened by angels sent from our King after Sha’ul and Silas were beaten for no reason; and they sang praises to YHWH from their beaten and shackled bodies. They sang praises- what sort of report will we give? Let’s learn to give thanks and praise Him, shall we? Apparently, whatever is stored in our hearts will come forth: (Mat 12:33) "Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. (Mat 12:34) "You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. (Mat 12:35) "The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil. (Mat 12:36) "But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the Day of Judgment. (Mat 12:37) "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

Let’s get busy, loved one, storing up good and precious promises of YHWH in our hearts and minds!

Shalom to your home Loved One,


Shabbat Shalom Loved One!