Tongue- Power of life and death!

Saturday, June 12, 2010 TM

Shabbat Shalom Loved One!

Last week we discussed again all the conditions of the world system that Pharaoh and his new U.N.- One World System with oil “spills”, enslavement technology, and worldwide nuclear ambitions. We MUST Stay in YHWH’s Presence- to depart will bring certain death and the end of our testimony and producing His precious fruit on the Earth. We also studied about joining our words with our King and not the facts of evil reports! Of course you may report them- but don’t agree with the wicked one’s plans!

When we are faced with wicked facts- whose report will we believe? Choose well! Speak YHWH’s words and receive your promise…

(Num 13:27) And they reported to him, and said, “We went to the land where you sent us. And truly, it flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. (Num 13:28) “But the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are walled, very great. And we saw the descendants of Anaq there too. (Num 13:29) “The Amalĕqites dwell in the land of the South, while the Ḥittites and the Yeḇusites and the Amorites dwell in the mountains. And the Kenaʽanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Yardĕn.” (Num 13:30) And Kalĕḇ silenced the people before Mosheh, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are certainly able to overcome it.”

Covering of YHWH!

Num 9:15 and on the day that the Dwelling Place was raised up, the cloud covered the Dwelling Place, the Tent of the Witness. From evening until morning it was above the Dwelling Place like the appearance of fire. Num 9:16 thus it was continually: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night. Num 9:17 and whenever the cloud was taken up from above the Tent, after that the children of Yisra’ĕl would depart. And in the place where the cloud dwelt, there the children of Yisra’ĕl would camp. Num 9:18 at the command of יהוה the children of Yisra’ĕl departed, and at the command of יהוה they camped. They remained camped as long as the cloud dwelt above the Dwelling Place. We will need the Presence of YHWH for our enemies to scattered! And the Ark of the Covenant of יהוה went before them for the three days’ journey, to seek out a resting place for them. (Num 10:34) And the cloud of יהוה was above them by day when they went out from the camp. (Num 10:35) And it came to be, whenever the ark set out, that Mosheh said, “Rise up, O יהוה! And let your enemies be scattered, and let those who hate you flee before you.” (Num 10:36) And when it rested, he said, “Return, O יהוה, to the countless thousands of Yisra’ĕl.”

With a reminder that we walk by faith and not by sight and that as we continually speak His word and promises over our lives; we will walk in the spirit and not the flesh realm. (What we can see, feel, hear, experience- etc) We turn our hearts and minds to read this week’s Scriptures.

Here are our Torah Scriptures This Week: Korach "Korah"

Numbers 16:1-18:32; 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22; 1Kings Chapters 1-3;

Jude 1-25

Pride rises up against YHWH’s chosen (Moses- most humble man on the earth!)

(Num 16:1) And Qoraḥ, son of Yitshar, son of Qehath, son of Lĕwi, took both Dathan and Aḇiram the sons of Eliyaḇ, and On, son of Peleth, sons of Re’uḇĕn, (Num 16:2) and they rose up before Mosheh with some of the children of Yisra’ĕl, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, called ones of the meeting, men of name. (Num 16:3) And they assembled against Mosheh and against Aharon, and said to them, “Enough of you! For the entire congregation is set-apart, all of them, and יהוה is in their midst. Why then do you lift up yourselves above the assembly of יהוה?” (Num 16:4) And when Mosheh heard, he fell on his face, (Num 16:5) and spoke to Qoraḥ and all his company, saying, “Tomorrow morning יהוה shall make known who is His and who is set-apart, and bring him near to Him. And let Him bring near to Him the one whom He chooses. (Num 16:6) “Do this: Take fire holders, Qoraḥ and all your company, (Num 16:7) and put fire in them and put incense in them before יהוה tomorrow. And it shall be that the one whom יהוה chooses is the set-apart one. Enough of you, sons of Lĕwi!” (Num 16:8) And Mosheh said to Qoraḥ, “Hear now, you sons of Lĕwi: (Num 16:9) “Is it little to you that the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl has separated you from the congregation of Yisra’ĕl, to bring you near to Himself, to perform the service of the Dwelling Place of יהוה, and to stand before the congregation to serve them, (Num 16:10) and that He has brought you near to Himself, you and all your brothers, the sons of Lĕwi, with you? Yet you seek the priesthood as well? (Num 16:11) “Therefore you and all your company are set against יהוה. And Aharon, what is he that you grumble against him?” (Num 16:12) And Mosheh sent to call Dathan and Aḇiram the sons of Eliyaḇ, but they said, “We are not coming up!

Issue of complaining in the wilderness- we should guard our tongues!

(Num 16:13) Is it little that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, that you would also seize total rule over us? (Num 16:14) “Also, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards. Would you bore out the eyes of these men? We are not coming up!” (Num 16:15) And Mosheh became very displeased, and said to יהוה, “Do not respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, nor have I done harm to any of them.” (Num 16:16) Then Mosheh said to Qoraḥ, “Tomorrow, you and all your company shall be there before יהוה, you, them and Aharon. (Num 16:17) “And take each one his fire holder, and you shall put incense in it. And let each one bring his fire holder before יהוה, two hundred and fifty fire holders, and you and Aharon, each one with his fire holder.” (Num 16:18) So each one took his fire holder, and put fire in it, and laid incense on it, and stood at the door of the Tent of Meeting with Mosheh and Aharon. (Num 16:19) And Qoraḥ assembled the entire congregation against them at the door of the Tent of Meeting. Then the esteem of יהוה appeared to the entire congregation.

Yikes! Here comes the Judge! Message: Flee those that murmur and complain!

(Num 16:20) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, and to Aharon, saying, (Num 16:21) “Separate yourselves from the midst of this congregation, and let me consume them in a moment.” (Num 16:22) But they fell on their faces, and said, “O Ěl, Elohim of the spirits of all flesh! When one man sins, are you wroth with the entire congregation?” (Num 16:23) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Num 16:24) “Speak to the congregation, saying; ‘Move away from around the tents of Qoraḥ, Dathan, and Aḇiram.’ ” (Num 16:25) So Mosheh rose up and went to Dathan and Aḇiram, and the elders of Yisra’ĕl followed him. (Num 16:26) And he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Please turn away from the tents of these wrong men! Do not touch whatever belongs to them, lest you be consumed in all their sins.” (Num 16:27) Then they moved away from around the tents of Qoraḥ, Dathan, and Aḇiram. And Dathan and Aḇiram came out and stood at the door of their tents, with their wives, and their sons, and their little children. (Num 16:28) And Mosheh said, “By this you know that יהוה has sent me to do all these works that they are not from my own heart. (Num 16:29) “If these die as all men do, or if they are visited as all men are visited, then יהוה has not sent me. (Num 16:30) “But if יהוה creates what is unheard of, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the grave, then you shall know that these men have scorned יהוה.” (Num 16:31) And it came to be, as he ended speaking all these words, that the ground under them split apart, (Num 16:32) and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Qoraḥ, with all their goods. (Num 16:33) So they and all those with them went down alive into the grave, and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly. (Num 16:34) And all Yisra’ĕl who were round about them fled at their cry, for they said, “Lest the earth swallow us up!” (Num 16:35) And a fire came out from יהוה and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering incense.

Reminder: Do not lift yourself up and complain! YHWH proves Aaron-

(Num 16:36) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Num 16:37) “Say to Elʽazar, son of Aharon the priest, to pick up the fire holders out of the blaze, for they are set-apart, and scatter the fire some distance away. (Num 16:38) “The fire holders of these men who sinned against their own lives, let them be made into beaten plates as a covering for the altar. Because they brought them before יהוה, therefore they are set-apart. And let them become a sign to the children of Yisra’ĕl.” (Num 16:39) And Elʽazar the priest took the bronze fire holders, which those who were burned up had brought, and they were beaten out as a covering on the altar – (Num 16:40) a remembrance to the children of Yisra’ĕl that no stranger who is not of the seed of Aharon should come near to offer incense before יהוה, and not be like Qoraḥ and his company – as יהוה had said to him through Mosheh. (Num 16:41) But all the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl grumbled against Mosheh and against Aharon on the next day, saying, “You, you have killed the people of יהוה.” (Num 16:42) And it came to be, when the congregation assembled against Mosheh and against Aharon, that they turned toward the Tent of Meeting. And see, the cloud covered it, and the esteem of יהוה appeared. (Num 16:43) And Mosheh and Aharon came before the Tent of Meeting. (Num 16:44) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Num 16:45) “Arise from amidst this congregation, and let me consume them in a moment.” And they fell on their faces. (Num 16:46) So Mosheh said to Aharon, “Take the fire holder and put fire in it from the altar, and lay incense on, and go, hurry to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone out from יהוה, the plague has begun.” (Num 16:47) And Aharon took it as Mosheh commanded, and ran into the midst of the assembly, and saw that the plague had begun among the people. And he laid on the incense and made atonement for the people, (Num 16:48) and stood between the dead and the living. And the plague was stopped. (Num 16:49) And those who died in the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, besides those who died on account of Qoraḥ. (Num 16:50) Then Aharon returned to Mosheh at the door of the Tent of Meeting, for the plague had stopped. (Num 17:1) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Num 17:2) “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and take from them a rod from each father’s house, all their leaders according to their fathers’ houses, twelve rods. Write each one’s name on his rod, (Num 17:3) and write Aharon’s name on the rod of Lĕwi, for there is one rod for the head of each father’s house. (Num 17:4) “You shall then place them in the Tent of Meeting before the Witness, where I meet with you. (Num 17:5) And it shall be that the rod of the man whom I choose buds, and I shall rid myself of the grumblings of the children of Yisra’ĕl, which they grumble against you.(Num 17:6) And Mosheh spoke to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and all their leaders gave him a rod each, for each leader according to their fathers’ houses, twelve rods. And the rod of Aharon was among their rods. (Num 17:7) So Mosheh placed the rods before יהוה in the Tent of the Witness. (Num 17:8) And it came to be on the next day that Mosheh went into the Tent of the Witness and saw that the rod of Aharon, of the house of Lĕwi, had budded, and brought forth buds, and blossomed and bore ripe almonds. (Num 17:9) And Mosheh brought out all the rods from before יהוה to all the children of Yisra’ĕl. And they looked, and each man took his rod.

End our grumblings or die! Then all wicked reports will be cut off

(Num 17:10) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Bring Aharon’s rod back before the Witness, to be kept as a sign against the rebels, so that you put an end to their grumblings against me, lest they die.” (Num 17:11) And Mosheh did as יהוה had commanded him, so he did. (Num 17:12) And the children of Yisra’ĕl spoke to Mosheh, saying, “See, we shall die, we shall perish, we shall all perish! (Num 17:13) “Anyone who comes near the Dwelling Place of יהוה dies. Shall we be consumed – to die?” (Num 18:1) And יהוה said to Aharon, “You and your sons and your father’s house with you are to bear the crookedness against the set-apart place, and you and your sons with you are to bear the crookedness against your priesthood. (Num 18:2) “But bring with you your brothers of the tribe of Lĕwi too, the tribe of your father to join you and serve you while you and your sons are with you before the Tent of the Witness. (Num 18:3) “And they shall guard your charge, and the duty of the entire Tent, but they do not come near the furnishings of the set-apart place and the altar, lest they die, both they and you. (Num 18:4) “And they shall be joined with you and guard the duty to the Tent of Meeting, for all the service of the Tent, but a stranger does not come near you. (Num 18:5) “And you shall guard the duty of the set-apart place and the duty of the altar, so that there be no more wrath on the children of Yisra’ĕl. (Num 18:6) “And see, I myself have taken your brothers the Lĕwites from the midst of the children of Yisra’ĕl – a gift to you, given by יהוה, to do the service of the Tent of Meeting. (Num 18:7) “But you and your sons with you are to guard your priesthood for all matters at the altar and behind the veil, and you shall serve. I have given you the priesthood as a gift for service, but the stranger who comes near is put to death.”

Called? Your inheritance is not in owning stuff- it is YHWH’s gtd. provision

(Num 18:8) And יהוה spoke to Aharon, “And see, I myself have also given you the charge of my contributions, all the set-apart gifts of the children of Yisra’ĕl. I have given them to you for the anointing, and to your sons, as a law forever. (Num 18:9) “This is yours of the most set-apart gifts, from the fire: all their offerings, all their grain offerings and all their sin offerings and all their guilt offerings which they render to me, are most set-apart for you and your sons. (Num 18:10) “Eat it in the most set-apart place – every male eats it. It is set-apart to you. (Num 18:11) “This also is yours: the contribution of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Yisra’ĕl. I have given them to you, and your sons and daughters with you, as a law forever. Everyone who is clean in your house eats it. (Num 18:12) “All the best of the oil, and all the best of the new wine and the grain – their first-fruits which they give to יהוה – I have given them to you. (Num 18:13) “The first-fruits of all that is in their land, which they bring to יהוה, are yours. Everyone who is clean in your house eats it. (Num 18:14) “All that is dedicated in Yisra’ĕl is yours. (Num 18:15) “Everyone opening a womb of all flesh, which they bring to יהוה, whether man or beast, is yours. But the first-born of man you shall certainly ransom, and the first-born of the unclean beast you ransom. (Num 18:16) “And ransom their ransomed ones when one month old, according to your valuation, five sheqels of silver, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, which is twenty gĕrahs. (Num 18:17) “But the first-born of a cow, or the first-born of a sheep, or the first-born of a goat you do not ransom, they are set-apart. Sprinkle their blood on the altar, and burn their fat as an offering made by fire for a sweet fragrance to יהוה. (Num 18:18) “And their flesh is yours, as the wave breast and as the right thigh, it is yours. (Num 18:19) “All the contributions of the set-apart gifts, which the children of Yisra’ĕl present to יהוה, I have given to you and your sons and daughters with you as a law forever. It is a covenant of salt forever before יהוה with you and your seed with you.” (Num 18:20) And יהוה said to Aharon, “You are not to have an inheritance in their land, nor have any portion in their midst. I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Yisra’ĕl. (Num 18:21) “And see, I have given the children of Lĕwi all the tithes in Yisra’ĕl as an inheritance in return for the service which they are serving, the service of the Tent of Meeting. (Num 18:22) “And let the children of Yisra’ĕl no more come near the Tent of Meeting, lest they bear sin and die, (Num 18:23) because the Lĕwites shall do the service of the Tent of Meeting, so they themselves bear their crookedness. A law forever, throughout your generations: that among the children of Yisra’ĕl they are to have no inheritance, (Num 18:24) but the tithes of the children of Yisra’ĕl, which they present as a contribution to יהוה, I have given to the Lĕwites as an inheritance. That is why I have said to them, ‘Among the children of Yisra’ĕl they have no inheritance.’ ” (Num 18:25) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Num 18:26) “Speak to the Lĕwites and say to them, ‘When you take from the children of Yisra’ĕl the tithes which I have given you from them as your inheritance, then you shall present a contribution of it to יהוה, a tenth of the tithe. (Num 18:27) ‘And your contribution shall be reckoned to you as grain from the threshing-floor and as filling from the winepress. (Num 18:28) ‘Thus you also present a contribution unto יהוה from all your tithes which you receive from the children of Yisra’ĕl. And you shall give from it the contribution to יהוה to Aharon the priest. (Num 18:29) ‘From all your gifts you present every contribution due to יהוה, from all the best of them, the set-apart part of them.’ (Num 18:30) “And you shall say to them, ‘When you have presented the best of it, then the rest shall be reckoned to the Lĕwites as the yield of the threshing-floor and as the yield of the winepress. (Num 18:31) ‘And you shall eat it in any place, you and your households, for it is your reward for your service in the Tent of Meeting, (Num 18:32) and bear no sin because of it, when you have presented the best of it, and do not profane the set-apart gifts of the children of Yisra’ĕl, lest you die.’ ”

Do we really need another King over us?

(1Sa 11:14) And Shemu’ĕl said to the people, “Come, and let us go to Gilgal and renew the reign there.” (1Sa 11:15) And all the people went to Gilgal, and there they set up Sha’ul to reign before יהוה in Gilgal, and there they made slaughterings of peace offerings before יהוה. And there Sha’ul rejoiced, and all the men of Yisra’ĕl, greatly. (1Sa 12:1) And Shemu’ĕl said to all Yisra’ĕl, “Look, I have listened to your voice in all that you said to me, and have set a sovereign over you. (1Sa 12:2) “And now, look, the sovereign is walking before you. And I am old and grey, and look, my sons are with you. And I have walked before you from my youth to this day. (1Sa 12:3) “Look, here I am. Witness against me before יהוה and before His anointed: Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I oppressed? Whom have I abused, or from whose hand have I received any bribe with which to blind my eyes? – then I restore it to you.” (1Sa 12:4) And they said, “You have not oppressed us or abused us, nor have you taken any bribe from anyone’s hand.” (1Sa 12:5) So he said to them, “יהוה is witness against you, and His anointed is witness today, that you have found naught in my hand.” And they answered, “He is witness.” (1Sa 12:6) And Shemu’ĕl said to the people, “It is יהוה who appointed Mosheh and Aharon, and who brought your fathers up from the land of Mitsrayim. (1Sa 12:7) “And now, stand still, so that I judge you before יהוה concerning all the righteous acts of יהוה which He did to you and your fathers: (1Sa 12:8) “When Yaʽaqoḇ had come to Mitsrayim, and your fathers cried out to יהוה, then יהוה sent Mosheh and Aharon, who brought your fathers out of Mitsrayim and made them dwell in this place. (1Sa 12:9) “But they forgot יהוה their Elohim, so He sold them into the hand of Sisera, commander of the army of Ḥatsor, and into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the sovereign of Mo’aḇ. And they fought against them. (1Sa 12:10) “And they cried out to יהוה, and said, ‘We have sinned, because we have forsaken יהוה and served the Baʽals and the Ashtaroth. And now, deliver us from the hand of our enemies, and we serve you.’ (1Sa 12:11) “And יהוה sent Yerubbaʽal, and Beḏan, and Yiphtaḥ, and Shemu’ĕl, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies round about, and you dwelt in safety. (1Sa 12:12) “And when you saw that Naḥash sovereign of the children of Ammon came against you, you said to me, ‘No, but let a sovereign reign over us,’ when יהוה your Elohim was your sovereign. (1Sa 12:13) “And now, here is the sovereign whom you have chosen and whom you have asked. And see, יהוה has set a sovereign over you. (1Sa 12:14) If you fear יהוה, and shall serve Him and obey His voice, and not rebel against the command of יהוה, then both you and the sovereign who reigns over you shall follow יהוה your Elohim. (1Sa 12:15) “But if you do not obey the voice of יהוה, and shall rebel against the command of יהוה, then the hand of יהוה shall be against you, as it was against your fathers. (1Sa 12:16) “And now, stand and see this great matter which יהוה does before your eyes: (1Sa 12:17) “Is today not the wheat harvest? Let me call to יהוה, so that He sends thunder and rain – know then and see that your evil is great, which you have done in the eyes of יהוה, in asking for yourselves a sovereign.” (1Sa 12:18) And Shemu’ĕl called to יהוה, and יהוה sent thunder and rain that day. And all the people greatly feared יהוה and Shemu’ĕl. (1Sa 12:19) And all the people said to Shemu’ĕl, “Pray for your servants to יהוה your Elohim, that we do not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil of asking for ourselves a sovereign.” (1Sa 12:20) And Shemu’ĕl said to the people, “Do not fear. You have done all this evil. Only, do not turn aside from following יהוה. And you shall serve יהוה with all your heart, (1Sa 12:21) and do not turn aside after worthless matters which do not profit or deliver, for they are worthless. (1Sa 12:22) “For יהוה would not cast away His people, for His great Name’s sake, seeing it has pleased יהוה to make you His people.

Pride wants to always be lifted up!

(1Ki 1:1) And Sovereign Dawiḏ was old, advanced in years. And they covered him with garments, but he could not get warm. (1Ki 1:2) So his servants said to him, “Let them seek for our master the sovereign a young woman, a maiden, and she shall stand before the sovereign and be his companion, and shall lie in your bosom, so that our master the sovereign gets warm.” (1Ki 1:3) And they sought for a lovely young woman in all the border of Yisra’ĕl, and found Aḇishaḡ the Shunammite, and brought her to the sovereign. (1Ki 1:4) And the young woman was very lovely. And she was a companion for the sovereign, and served him, but the sovereign did not know her. (1Ki 1:5) And Aḏoniyah son of Ḥaggith exalted himself, saying, “I reign.” And he prepared for himself a chariot and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. (1Ki 1:6) Now his father had not worried him at any time by saying, “Why have you done so?” He was also very good-looking. And he was born after Aḇshalom. (1Ki 1:7) And he talked with Yo’aḇ son of Tseruyah and with Eḇyathar the priest, and they supported Aḏoniyah. (1Ki 1:8) But Tsaḏoq the priest, and Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimʽi, and Rĕʽi, and the mighty men who belonged to Dawiḏ were not with Aḏoniyahu. (1Ki 1:9) And Aḏoniyahu offered sheep and cattle and fatlings by the stone of Zoḥeleth, which is by Ěn Roḡĕl. He also invited all his brothers, the sovereign’s sons, and all the men of Yehuḏah, servants of the sovereign. (1Ki 1:10) But he did not invite Nathan the prophet, or Benayahu, or the mighty men, or Shelomoh his brother. (1Ki 1:11) Nathan then spoke to Bathsheḇa the mother of Shelomoh, saying, “Have you not heard that Aḏoniyahu son of Ḥaggith has become sovereign, and Dawiḏ our master does not know it? (1Ki 1:12) “And now, come let me give you advice, and deliver your own life and the life of your son Shelomoh. (1Ki 1:13) “Go immediately to Sovereign Dawiḏ and say to him, ‘Did you not, my master, O sovereign, swear to your female servant, saying, “Certainly, your son Shelomoh shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne”? Why then has Aḏoniyahu become sovereign?’ (1Ki 1:14) “Look, while you are still speaking there with the sovereign let me come in after you and confirm your words.” (1Ki 1:15) And Bathsheḇa went into the room to the sovereign. Now the sovereign was very old, and Aḇishaḡ the Shunammite was serving the sovereign.

Our King wants to be put in remembrance- Remind Him of His promises to us!

(1Ki 1:16) And Bathsheḇa bowed and did obeisance to the sovereign. And the sovereign said, “What do you wish?” (1Ki 1:17) And she said to him, “My master, you swore by יהוה your Elohim to your female servant, saying, ‘Certainly, Shelomoh your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne.(1Ki 1:18) “And now, look! Aḏoniyah has become sovereign. And now, my master the sovereign, you do not know about it. (1Ki 1:19) “And he has offered great numbers of bulls and fatlings and sheep, and has invited all the sons of the sovereign, and Eḇyathar the priest, and Yo’aḇ the commander of the army, but he did not invite Shelomoh your servant. (1Ki 1:20) “And you my master, O sovereign, the eyes of all Yisra’ĕl are on you, to declare to them who is going to sit on the throne of my master the sovereign after him. (1Ki 1:21) “Otherwise it shall be, when my master the sovereign rests with his fathers, that I and my son Shelomoh shall be considered sinners.” (1Ki 1:22) And see, while she was still speaking with the sovereign, Nathan the prophet also came in. (1Ki 1:23) so they informed the sovereign, saying, “Here is Nathan the prophet.” And when he came in before the sovereign, he bowed down before the sovereign with his face to the ground. (1Ki 1:24) And Nathan said, “My master, O sovereign, have you said, ‘Aḏoniyahu shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne’? (1Ki 1:25) “For he has gone down today, and has offered great numbers of bulls and fatlings and sheep, and has invited all the sovereign’s sons, and the commanders of the army, and Eḇyathar the priest. And look! They are eating and drinking before him. And they say, ‘Let Sovereign Aḏoniyahu live!’ (1Ki 1:26) “But he has not invited me, me your servant, or Tsaḏoq the priest, or Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa, nor your servant Shelomoh. (1Ki 1:27) “If this matter is from my master the sovereign, then you did not let your servant know who should sit on the throne of my master the sovereign after him.” (1Ki 1:28) And Sovereign Dawiḏ answered and said, “Call Bathsheḇa to me.” So she came into the sovereign’s presence and stood before the sovereign. (1Ki 1:29) And the sovereign took an oath and said, “As יהוה lives, who has redeemed my life out of all distress, (1Ki 1:30) even as I swore to you by יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘Certainly, Shelomoh your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place,’ even so I do this day.” (1Ki 1:31) And Bathsheḇa bowed with her face to the earth, and did obeisance to the sovereign, and said, “Let my master Sovereign Dawiḏ live forever!” (1Ki 1:32) And Sovereign Dawiḏ said, “Call me Tsaḏoq the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa.” And they came before the sovereign. (1Ki 1:33) And the sovereign said to them, “Take with you the servants of your master and you shall have Shelomoh my son ride on my own mule, and take him down to Giḥon. (1Ki 1:34) “And there Tsaḏoq the priest and Nathan the prophet shall anoint him sovereign over Yisra’ĕl. And blow the horn, and say, ‘Let Sovereign Shelomoh live!’ (1Ki 1:35) “And you shall come up after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne, and he shall reign in my place. For I have appointed him to be ruler over Yisra’ĕl and over Yehuḏah.” (1Ki 1:36) And Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa answered the sovereign and said, “Amĕn! So says יהוה Elohim of my master the sovereign.

YHWH will have His way!

(1Ki 1:37) As יהוה has been with my master the sovereign, so let Him be with Shelomoh and make his throne greater than the throne of my master Sovereign Dawiḏ.(1Ki 1:38) Then Tsaḏoq the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa, and the Kerĕthites, and the Pelĕthites went down and had Shelomoh ride on Sovereign Dawiḏ’s mule, and took him to Giḥon. (1Ki 1:39) And Tsaḏoq the priest took a horn of oil from the Tent and anointed Shelomoh. And they blew the horn, and all the people said, “Let Sovereign Shelomoh live!” (1Ki 1:40) And all the people came up after him. And the people played the flutes and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth was split by their noise! (1Ki 1:41) And Aḏoniyahu and all the guests who were with him heard it as they had finished eating. And Yo’aḇ heard the sound of the horn, and said, “Why is the city in such a noisy uproar?” (1Ki 1:42) And he was still speaking, and then see, Yonathan came, son of Eḇyathar the priest. And Aḏoniyahu said to him, “Come in, for you are a brave man, and you bring good news.” (1Ki 1:43) But Yonathan answered and said to Aḏoniyahu, “No! Our master Sovereign Dawiḏ has made Shelomoh sovereign, (1 Ki 1:44) and the sovereign has sent with him Tsaḏoq the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa, and the Kerĕthites, and the Pelĕthites. And they had him ride on the sovereign’s mule. (1Ki 1:45) “And Tsaḏoq the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him sovereign at Giḥon. And they have gone up from there rejoicing, and the city is moved. This is the noise you heard. (1Ki 1:46) “And further, Shelomoh sits on the throne of the reign. (1Ki 1:47) “And further, the servants of the sovereign have gone to bless our master Sovereign Dawiḏ, saying, and ‘Let your Elohim make the name of Shelomoh better than your name, and his throne greater than your throne.’ And the sovereign bowed himself on the bed. (1Ki 1:48) “And the sovereign also said thus, ‘Blessed be יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, who has given one to sit on my throne this day, while my eyes see it!’ ” (1Ki 1:49) and all the guests who were invited by Aḏoniyahu were afraid, and rose, and each one went his way. (1Ki 1:50) And Aḏoniyahu was afraid of Shelomoh, and rose, and went and took hold of the horns of the altar.

This applies to us all- if evil is found in us it will be judged!

(1Ki 1:51) And it was reported to Shelomoh, saying, “Look, Aḏoniyahu is afraid of Sovereign Shelomoh. And look, he has taken hold of the horns of the altar, saying, ‘Let Sovereign Shelomoh swear to me today that he does not put his servant to death with the sword.’ ” (1Ki 1:52) And Shelomoh said, “If he proves himself a worthy man, not one hair of him is going to fall to the earth, but if evil is found in him, then he shall die.” (1Ki 1:53) And Sovereign Shelomoh sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and fell down before Sovereign Shelomoh. And Shelomoh said to him, “Go to your house.” (1Ki 2:1) And the days of Dawiḏ drew near to die, and he commanded Shelomoh his son, saying, (1Ki 2:2) “I am going the way of all the earth. And you shall be strong, and be a man. (1Ki 2:3) “And guard the Charge of יהוה your Elohim: to walk in His ways, to guard His laws, His commands, His right-rulings, and His witnesses, as it is written in the Torah of Mosheh, so that you do wisely all that you do and wherever you turn; (1Ki 2:4) so that יהוה does establish His word which He spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons guard their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their being,’ saying, ‘there is not to cease a man of yours on the throne of Yisra’ĕl.(1Ki 2:5) “And also, you know what Yo’aḇ son of Tseruyah did to me, and what he did to the two commanders of the armies of Yisra’ĕl, to Aḇnĕr son of Nĕr and Amasa son of Yether, that he slew them, and shed the blood of battle in peace, and put the blood of battle on his belt that was around his waist, and on his sandals that were on his feet. (1Ki 2:6) “So act according to your wisdom, and do not let his grey hair go down to the grave in peace. (1Ki 2:7) “But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gilʽaḏite, and let them be among those who eat at your table, for so they came to me when I fled from Aḇshalom your brother. (1Ki 2:8) “And see, with you is Shimʽi son of Gĕra, the Binyamite from Baḥurim, who cursed me with a grievous cursing in the day when I went to Maḥanayim. But he came down to meet me at the Yardĕn, and I swore to him by יהוה, saying, ‘I shall not put you to death with the sword.’ (1Ki 2:9) “And now, do not leave him unpunished, for you are a wise man and know what you should do to him, and shall bring his grey hair down to the grave with blood.” (1Ki 2:10) And Dawiḏ slept with his fathers, and was buried in the City of Dawiḏ. (1Ki 2:11) And the days that Dawiḏ reigned over Yisra’ĕl was forty years. He reigned seven years in Ḥeḇron, and in Yerushalayim he reigned thirty-three years. (1Ki 2:12) And Shelomoh sat on the throne of his father Dawiḏ. And his reign was firmly established. (1Ki 2:13) And Aḏoniyahu son of Ḥaggith came to Bathsheḇa the mother of Shelomoh, and she said, “Do you come in peace?” And he said, “Peace.” (1Ki 2:14) And he said, “I have a word for you,” and she said, “Speak.” (1Ki 2:15) And he said, “You know that the reign was mine, and all Yisra’ĕl had set their faces toward me, that I should reign. But the reign has been turned around, and has become my brother’s, for it was his from יהוה. (1Ki 2:16) “And now, I am making one request of you, do not refuse me.” And she said to him, “Say it.” (1Ki 2:17) And he said, “Please speak to Sovereign Shelomoh – for he would not refuse you – to give me Aḇishaḡ the Shunammite as wife.” (1Ki 2:18) And Bathsheḇa said, “Good, let me speak for you to the sovereign.” (1Ki 2:19) And Bathsheḇa came to Sovereign Shelomoh, to speak to him for Aḏoniyahu. And the sovereign rose up to meet her and bowed down to her, and sat down on his throne and had a throne set for the sovereign’s mother. So she sat at his right hand. (1Ki 2:20) And she said, “I am making one small request of you, do not refuse me.” And the sovereign said to her, “Ask it, my mother, for I do not refuse you.” (1Ki 2:21) Then she said, “Let Aḇishaḡ the Shunammite be given to Aḏoniyahu your brother as wife.” (1Ki 2:22) And Sovereign Shelomoh answered and said to his mother, “Now why do you ask Aḇishaḡ the Shunammite for Aḏoniyahu? Ask for him the reign also – for he is my older brother – for him, and for Eḇyathar the priest, and for Yo’aḇ son of Tseruyah.” (1Ki 2:23) And Sovereign Shelomoh swore by יהוה, saying, “Elohim does so to me, and more also, if Aḏoniyahu has not spoken this word against his own life! (1Ki 2:24) And now, as יהוה lives, who established me and set me on the throne of Dawiḏ my father, and who has made me a house, as He promised, Aḏoniyahu shall be put to death today!(1Ki 2:25) And Sovereign Shelomoh sent by the hand of Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa, and he fell upon him, and he died.

Take note- The King remembers the shedding of innocent blood!

(1Ki 2:26) Then the sovereign said to Eḇyathar the priest, “Go to Anathoth, to your own fields, for you deserve death. But I do not put you to death at this time, because you did bear the ark of the Master יהוה before my father Dawiḏ, and because you were afflicted in all my father was afflicted in.” (1Ki 2:27) So Shelomoh dismissed Eḇyathar from being priest to יהוה, to fill the word of יהוה which He spoke concerning the house of Ěli at Shiloh. (1Ki 2:28) And news came to Yo’aḇ, for Yo’aḇ had turned aside after Aḏoniyah, though he did not turn aside after Aḇshalom. And Yo’aḇ fled to the Tent of יהוה, and took hold of the horns of the altar. (1Ki 2:29) And the report came to Sovereign Shelomoh that Yo’aḇ had fled to the Tent of יהוה, and see, he is by the altar. Then Shelomoh sent Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa, saying, “Go, and fall on him.” (1Ki 2:30) So Benayahu came to the Tent of יהוה and said to him, “Thus said the sovereign, ‘come out!’ ” And he said, “No, for here I die.” And Benayahu brought back word to the sovereign, saying, “Thus said Yo’aḇ, and thus he answered me.” (1Ki 2:31) And the sovereign said to him, “Do as he has said, and fall upon him. And you shall bury him, so that you take away from me and from the house of my father the blood which Yo’aḇ shed without cause. (1Ki 2:32) “Thus יהוה shall return his blood on his head, because he had fallen on two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, while my father Dawiḏ did not know it: Aḇnĕr son of Nĕr, commander of the army of Yisra’ĕl, and Amasa son of Yether, commander of the army of Yehuḏah. (1Ki 2:33) So shall their blood return upon the head of Yo’aḇ and upon the head of his seed forever. But upon Dawiḏ and his seed, upon his house and his throne, there is to be peace forever from יהוה.” (1Ki 2:34) Then Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa went up and fell upon him and put him to death. And he was buried in his own house in the wilderness. (1Ki 2:35) And the sovereign put Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa in his place over the army, and the sovereign put Tsaḏoq the priest in the place of Eḇyathar. (1Ki 2:36) And the sovereign sent and called for Shimʽi, and said to him, “Build yourself a house in Yerushalayim and dwell there, and do not go out from there anywhere. (1Ki 2:37) “And it shall be, on the day you go out and pass over the wadi Qiḏron, know for certain that you shall die – your blood is on your own head.” (1Ki 2:38) And Shimʽi said to the sovereign, “The word is good. As my master the sovereign has said, so your servant does.” So Shimʽi dwelt in Yerushalayim many days. (1Ki 2:39) And it came to be at the end of three years, that two slaves of Shimʽi fled to Aḵish son of Maʽaḵah, sovereign of Gath. And they informed Shimʽi, saying, “See, your slaves are in Gath!” (1Ki 2:40) And Shimʽi rose up, and saddled his donkey, and went to Aḵish at Gath to look for his slaves. And Shimʽi went and brought his slaves from Gath. (1Ki 2:41) And Shelomoh was told that Shimʽi had gone from Yerushalayim to Gath and had come back. (1Ki 2:42) So the sovereign sent and called for Shimʽi, and said to him, “Did I not make you swear by יהוה, and warn you, saying, ‘Know for certain that on the day you leave to go anywhere, you shall certainly die’? And you said to me, ‘The word I have heard is good.’ (1Ki 2:43) “And why have you not guarded the oath of יהוה and the command that I gave you?” (1Ki 2:44) The sovereign also said to Shimʽi, “You shall know all the evil that your heart has known, that you did to my father Dawiḏ. And יהוה shall return your evil on your own head. (1Ki 2:45) “But Sovereign Shelomoh is blessed, and the throne of Dawiḏ is established before יהוה forever.” (1Ki 2:46) So the sovereign ordered Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa, and he went out and fell on him, and he died. And the reign was established in the hand of Shelomoh.

Wisdom is greater than riches!

(1Ki 3:1) And Shelomoh joined in marriage with Pharaoh Sovereign of Mitsrayim, and took the daughter of Pharaoh, and brought her to the City of Dawiḏ until he had completed building his own house, and the House of יהוה, and the wall all around Yerushalayim. (1Ki 3:2) Only, the people slaughtered at the high places, for a house for the Name of יהוה had not been built until those days. (1Ki 3:3) And Shelomoh loved יהוה, walking in the laws of his father Dawiḏ, except that he slaughtered and burned incense at the high places. (1Ki 3:4) And the sovereign went to Gibʽon to slaughter there, for that was the great high place. Shelomoh offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. (1Ki 3:5) At Gibʽon יהוה appeared to Shelomoh in a dream by night and Elohim said, “Ask what I should give you.” (1Ki 3:6) And Shelomoh said, “You have shown great kindness to your servant Dawiḏ my father, as he walked before you in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with you. And you have guarded for him this great kindness, and did give him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. (1Ki 3:7) “And now, O יהוה my Elohim, you have set up your servant to reign instead of my father Dawiḏ. But I am a little child, I do not know how to go out or to come in. (1Ki 3:8) “And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. (1Ki 3:9) Shall you then give to your servant an understanding heart to rule your people, to discern between good and evil? Who is able to rule this great people of yours?” (1Ki 3:10) And the word was good in the eyes of יהוה, that Shelomoh had asked this. (1Ki 3:11) So Elohim said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand right-ruling, (1Ki 3:12) see, I shall do according to your words. See, I shall give you a wise and understanding heart, so that there was none like you before you, and none like you shall arise after you. (1Ki 3:13) “And I shall also give you what you have not asked: both riches and esteem, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the sovereigns all your days. (1Ki 3:14) “And if you walk in my ways, to guard my laws and my commands, as your father Dawiḏ walked, then I shall prolong your days.” (1Ki 3:15) And Shelomoh awoke, and see, it was a dream! And he came into Yerushalayim and stood before the ark of the covenant of יהוה, and offered up burnt offerings and made peace offerings. And he made a feast for all his servants.

Wisdom has been decreed by YHWH in a dream!

(1Ki 3:16) Then two women, whores, came to the sovereign, and stood before him. (1Ki 3:17) And one woman said, “O my master, this woman and I dwell in the same house. And I gave birth while she was in the house. (1Ki 3:18) “And it came to be, the third day after I had given birth, that this woman also gave birth. And we were together. There was no one else with us in the house, only the two of us in the house. (1Ki 3:19) “Then this woman’s son died in the night, because she lay on him. (1Ki 3:20) “And she rose up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side, while your female servant slept, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. (1Ki 3:21) “And I rose up in the morning to nurse my son and saw he was dead. But I looked at him closely in the morning, and saw he was not my son whom I had borne.” (1Ki 3:22) And the other woman said, “No! But the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son.” And the first woman said, “No! For the dead one is your son, and the living one is my son.” And they spoke before the sovereign. (1Ki 3:23) And the sovereign said, “The one says, ‘This is my son, who lives, and your son is the dead one,’ while the other says, ‘No! For your son is the dead one, and my son is the living one.’ ” (1Ki 3:24) and the sovereign said, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought a sword before the sovereign. (1Ki 3:25) And the sovereign said, “Divide the living child in two, and give half to one, and half to the other.” (1Ki 3:26) And the woman whose son was living spoke to the sovereign, for she was overcome with compassion for her son. And she said, “O my master, give her the living child, and by no means kill him!” But the other said, “Let him be neither mine nor yours, but divide him.” (1Ki 3:27) And the sovereign answered and said, “Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him – she is his mother.” (1Ki 3:28) And all Yisra’ĕl heard of the right- ruling which the sovereign had rendered. And they feared the sovereign, for they saw that the wisdom of Elohim was in him to do right-ruling.

Earnestly contend for the faith-

(Jud 1:1) Yehuḏah, a servant of יהושע Messiah, and brother of Yaʽaqoḇ, to those who are called, set-apart by Elohim the Father, and preserved in יהושע Messiah: (Jud 1:2) Compassion, and peace, and love be increased to you. (Jud 1:3) Beloved ones, making all haste to write to you concerning our common deliverance, I felt the necessity to write to you urging you to earnestly contend for the belief which was once for all delivered to the set-apart ones. (Jud 1:4) For certain men have slipped in, whose judgment was written about long ago, wicked ones1 perverting the favor of our Elohim for indecency, and denying the only Master יהוה and our Master יהושע Messiah. Footnote: 1See Mt. 13, 2 Thess. 2. (Jud 1:5) But I intend to remind you, though you once knew this, that יהוה, having saved a people out of the land of Mitsrayim, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. (Jud 1:6) And the messengers who did not keep their own principality, but left their own dwelling, He has kept in everlasting shackles under darkness for the judgment of the great day. (Jud 1:7) Even as Seḏom and Amorah and the cities around them in a similar way to these, having given themselves over to whoring and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, undergoing judicial punishment of everlasting fire. (Jud 1:8) In the same way, indeed, these dreamers defile the flesh, and reject authority, and speak evil of esteemed ones. (Jud 1:9) But Miḵa’ĕl the chief messenger, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Mosheh, presumed not to bring against him a blasphemous accusation, but said, “יהוה rebuke you!” (Jud 1:10) But these blaspheme that which they do not know. And that which they know naturally, like unreasoning beasts, in these they corrupt themselves. (Jud 1:11) Woe to them! They have gone in the way of Qayin, and gave themselves to the delusion of Bilʽam for a reward, and perished in the rebellion of Qoraḥ. (Jud 1:12) These are rocky reefs in your love feasts, feasting with you, feeding themselves without fear, waterless clouds borne about by the winds, late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots, (Jud 1:13) wild waves of the sea foaming up their own shame, straying stars for whom blackness of darkness is kept forever. (Jud 1:14) And Ḥanoḵ, the seventh from Adam, also prophesied of these, saying, “See, יהוה comes with His myriads of set-apart ones, (Jud 1:15) to execute judgment on all, to punish all who are wicked among them concerning all their wicked works which they have committed in a wicked way, and concerning all the harsh words which wicked sinners have spoken against Him.” (Jud 1:16) These are grumblers, complainers, who walk according to their own lusts, and their mouth speaks proudly, admiring faces of others for the sake of gain. (Jud 1:17) But you, beloved ones, remember the words spoken before by the emissaries of our Master יהושע Messiah, (Jud 1:18) because they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own wicked lusts. (Jud 1:19) These are the ones who cause divisions, not having the Spirit. (Jud 1:20) But you, beloved ones, building yourselves up on your most set-apart belief, praying in the Set-apart Spirit, (Jud 1:21) keep yourselves in the love of Elohim, looking for the compassion of our Master יהושע Messiah unto everlasting life. (Jud 1:22) And show compassion toward some who are doubting, (Jud 1:23) but others save with fear, snatching them out of the fire, hating, even the garment defiled by the flesh.1 Footnote: 1See Gal. 5:19-21, Rom. 8:5-10. (Jud 1:24) And to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you blameless before the presence of His esteem with exceeding joy, (Jud 1:25) to the only wise Elohim, our Savior, be esteem and greatness and might and authority, both now and forever. Amĕn.

Loved One, here is our example to call those things that be not as though they are- He listens for His word to do it! Are we speaking agreement with it? (Jer 1:4) Now the word of יהוה came to me, saying, (Jer 1:5) “Before I formed you in the belly I knew you, and before you came out of the womb I did set you apart – I appointed you a prophet to nations.” (Jer 1:6) And I said, “Ah, Master יהוה! See, I do not know how to speak, for I am a youth.” (Jer 1:7) And יהוה said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ but go to all to whom I send you, and speak whatever I command you. (Jer 1:8) Do not fear their faces, for I am with you to deliver you,” declares יהוה. (Jer 1:9) Then יהוה put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and יהוה said to me, “See, I have put my words in your mouth. (Jer 1:10) “See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.” (Jer 1:11) And the word of יהוה came to me, saying, “What do you see, Yirmeyahu?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” (Jer 1:12) And יהוה said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to do it.” Loved One, we guard our tongue and retrain to speak His word! If we really want all our loved ones in the Kingdom with us, you must win one fight: the good fight of faith by taking hold of our confession. When you and I pray, we must stop speaking as though we don’t have the thing we asked for- we must give thanks and not agree with the obvious facts- that can be seen. We must walk by faith and trust Him! (2Co 5:6) Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from Yahshua--(2Co 5:7) for we walk by faith, not by sight

And furthermore Loved One, (1Ti 6:10) For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1Ti 6:11) But flee from these things, you man of YHWH, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. (1Ti 6:12) Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Shalom to your home Loved One,


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