Watchmen Cry; Let our words agree with our King!

Saturday, June 19, 2010 TM

Shabbat Shalom Loved One!

An obedient Watchman must sound the shofar (trumpet). (Eze 33:2) "Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, 'If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman, (Eze 33:3) and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people, (Eze 33:4) then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. (Eze 33:5) 'He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life.

(Eze 33:6) 'But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman's hand.' (Eze 33:7) "Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth and give them warning from Me. (Eze 33:8) "When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand. (Eze 33:9) "But if you on your part warn a wicked man to turn from his way and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your life.

Many watchmen have been sounding about America’s strong judgment (Yes, even the world’s judgment) this summer and fall. I will classify our audience worldwide. First, there are those who do not want to hear at all and will not listen; these would be best described as Ostriches because when they see trouble approaching they stick their head in the sand, hiding their eyes and ears, and hope it goes away. These will be the most traumatized when YHWH’s judgment comes as destruction. Our second group is those who hear but just cannot believe this judgment is coming now and that this the time appointed- Moedim, from the foundation of the earth, and will really affect their lives, so they make little or no preparations as they are caught up in the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches but they really do have a relationship with YHWH, just not an intimate relationship. These, too, will be destroyed without self-repentance and calling out for mercy from their Creator. YHWH will allow these to produce some fruit for His Kingdom. I call this group the 30-60 folds. Lastly are the ones who know their Master and have an ear to hear and the courage to obey YHWH. This She’ mah O’ Israel group that has forsaken the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches and the lust for things; these are about their Father’s business. They will produce fruit 100 fold for His Kingdom! These are not fearful lazy servants!

So, which category are you and I in? Servants of YHWH; it is time to arise and waken for the day is far spent! (Eph 5:8) For you were once darkness,1 but now you are light in the Master. Walk as children of light – Footnote: 1See 2:2, 4:18, Col. 3:7. (Eph 5:9) for the fruit of the Spirit1 is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth – Footnote: 1See Philip 1:11. (Eph 5:10) proving what is well-pleasing to the Master. (Eph 5:11) And have no fellowship with the fruitless works of darkness, but rather reprove1 them. Footnote: 1Or confute, or expose. (Eph 5:12) For it is a shame even to speak of what is done by them in secret. (Eph 5:13) But all matters being reproved1 are manifested by the light, for whatever is manifested is light. Footnote: 1Or confuted, or exposed. (Eph 5:14) That is why He says, “Wake up, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Messiah shall shine on you.” (Eph 5:15) See then that you walk exactly, not as unwise, but as wise, (Eph 5:16) redeeming the time, because the days are wicked.

Last week we reminded ourselves that we must speak a good report (What the word of YHWH is) and not agree with the evil report (facts) of the 10 spies. This evil report seems to agree with the warnings of the watchman. Actually, there are giants in the land, but we must trust our King as He is well able to deliver us as we hear and obey Him!

IF we are His people, did He not tell us to come out of her? (Rev 18:3) "For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality." (Rev 18:4) I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; (Rev 18:5) for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and YHWH has remembered her iniquities. Many of you already know that like us, this coming out of her is spirit, soul, and body. There is a harlot church (spiritual); there is a harlot culture (soul); and there are several Whore of Babylon and her daughters (physical places). We should be in fasting and prayer that we might rid ourselves of our unbelief as all things are possible to Him who believes! (Not hopes or wishes) Fasting gets rid of our unbelief!

Want to come out of these fiery trials approaching planet earth smelling like a rose and unburned in the fiery furnace like Meshach and Abednego? FAST AND PRAY (REPENT) AND SHE’ MAH – HEAR AND OBEY! Read and hide the word of Yah in yourself daily! Then what is stored up in you will come forth and deliver you when wicked facts appear. I have attached for your printing and fully and slowly reading again the warnings of many watchman- secular and spiritual. Do not fear, if you are fearful you need more time working on your relationship with Messiah Yahshua and His word. You MUST take time to read and learn of Him in daily worship. There is nothing more important or responsible you can do than develop your relationship of trusting Him! With that reminder, lets turn our hearts and minds to this week’s Torah Study!

Here are our weekly Torah Scriptures: Chukat “Statute

Numbers 19:1-22:1; Judges 11:1-33; 1 Kings Chapters 4, 5, and 6; John 3:1-36

Ashes of the red heifer

(Num 19:1) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon, saying, (Num 19:2) “This is a law of the Torah which יהוה has commanded, saying, ‘Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, that they bring you a red heifer, a perfect one, in which there is no blemish and on which a yoke has never come. (Num 19:3) ‘And you shall give it to Elʽazar the priest, and he shall bring it outside the camp, and shall slaughter it before him. (Num 19:4) ‘And Elʽazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger, and sprinkle some of its blood seven times toward the front of the Tent of Meeting. (Num 19:5) ‘And the heifer shall be burned before his eyes – he burns its hide, and its flesh, and its blood, and its dung. (Num 19:6) ‘And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet, and throw them into the midst of the fire burning the heifer. (Num 19:7) ‘The priest shall then wash his garments, and shall bathe his body in water, and afterward come into the camp, but the priest is unclean until evening. (Num 19:8) ‘And he who is burning it washes his garments in water, and shall bathe his body in water, and is unclean until evening. (Num 19:9) ‘And a clean man shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and shall place them outside the camp in a clean place. And they shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl for the water for uncleanness, it is for cleansing from sin. (Num 19:10) ‘And he who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his garments, and is unclean until evening. And it shall be a law forever to the children of Yisra’ĕl and to the stranger who sojourns in their midst. (Num 19:11) ‘He who touches the dead of any human being is unclean for seven days. (Num 19:12) ‘He is to cleanse himself with the water on the third day, and on the seventh day he is clean. But if he does not cleanse himself on the third day, then on the seventh day he is not clean. (Num 19:13) ‘Anyone who touches the dead of a human being, and does not cleanse himself, defiles the Dwelling Place of יהוה, that being shall be cut off from Yisra’ĕl. He is unclean, for the water for uncleanness was not sprinkled on him; his uncleanness is still upon him. (Num 19:14) ‘This is the Torah when a man dies in a tent: All who come into the tent and all who are in the tent are unclean for seven days, (Num 19:15) and every open vessel which has no cover fastened on it is unclean. (Num 19:16) ‘Anyone in the open field who touches someone slain by a sword or who has died, or a bone of a man, or a grave, is unclean for seven days. (Num 19:17) ‘And for the unclean being they shall take some of the ashes of the heifer burnt for cleansing from sin, and running water shall be put on them in a vessel.

We clean up with the blood of the lamb now!

(Num 19:18) ‘And a clean man shall take hyssop and dip it in the water, and shall sprinkle it on the tent, and on all the vessels, and on the beings who were there, or on the one who touched a bone, or the slain, or the dead, or a grave. (Num 19:19) ‘And the clean one shall sprinkle the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day. And on the seventh day he shall cleanse himself, and shall wash his garments and bathe in water, and shall be clean in the evening. (Num 19:20) ‘But the man who is unclean and does not cleanse himself, that being shall be cut off from among the assembly, because he has defiled the set-apart place of יהוה – water for uncleanness has not been sprinkled on him, he is unclean. (Num 19:21) ‘And it shall be a law for them forever. And the one who sprinkles the water for uncleanness washes his garments. And the one who touches the water for uncleanness is unclean until evening. (Num 19:22) ‘And whatever the unclean being touches is unclean. And the being who touches it is unclean until evening.’ ” (Num 20:1) And the children of Yisra’ĕl, all the congregation, came into the Wilderness of Tsin in the first month, and the people stayed in Qaḏĕsh. And Miryam died there and was buried there. (Num 20:2) Now there was no water for the congregation and they assembled against Mosheh and against Aharon. (Num 20:3) And the people contended with Mosheh and spoke, saying, “If only we had died when our brothers died before יהוה! (Num 20:4) “Why have you brought up the assembly of יהוה into this wilderness, that we and our livestock should die here? (Num 20:5) “And why have you brought us up out of Mitsrayim, to bring us to this evil place? – not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, and there is no water to drink.”

Note the humbling on their faces before YHWH! Speak to the rock- don’t strike it!

(Moses was supposed to show by example the need for speaking agreement with YHWH’s word and the power of His words for us all!)

(Num 20:6) Then Mosheh and Aharon went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and they fell on their faces. And the esteem of יהוה appeared to them. (Num 20:7) YHWH spoke to Mosheh saying, (Num 20:8) “Take the rod and assemble the congregation, you and your brother Aharon. And you shall speak to the rock before their eyes, and it shall give its water. And you shall bring water for them out of the rock and give drink to the congregation and their livestock.” (Num 20:9) And Mosheh took the rod from before יהוה as He commanded him. (Num 20:10) And Mosheh and Aharon assembled the assembly before the rock. And he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels, shall we bring water for you out of this rock?” (Num 20:11) Then Mosheh lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod. And much water came out, and the congregation and their livestock drank. (Num 20:12) But יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon, “Because you did not believe me, to set me apart in the eyes of the children of Yisra’ĕl, therefore you do not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.” (Num 20:13) These were the waters of Meriḇah, because the children of Yisra’ĕl contended with יהוה, and He was set apart among them. (Num 20:14) And Mosheh sent messengers from Qaḏĕsh to the sovereign of Eḏom. “This is what your brother Yisra’ĕl said, ‘you know all the hardship that has befallen us, (Num 20:15) that our fathers went down to Mitsrayim, and we dwelt in Mitsrayim a long time, and the Mitsrites did evil to us and our fathers. (Num 20:16) ‘And we cried out to יהוה, and He heard our voice and sent the Messenger and brought us up out of Mitsrayim. And see, we are in Qaḏĕsh, a city on the edge of your border. (Num 20:17) ‘Please let us pass over, through your land. We shall not pass over through fields or vineyards, nor drink water from wells; we shall go along the sovereign’s highway. We shall not turn aside, right or left, until we have passed over your border.’ ” (Num 20:18) But Eḏom said to him, “You do not pass over through me, lest I come out against you with the sword.” (Num 20:19) And the children of Yisra’ĕl said to him, “We shall go by the highway, and if I or my livestock drink any of your water, then I shall pay for it. Let me only pass over on foot, without a word.” (Num 20:20) But he said, “You do not pass over.” And Eḏom came out against them with many men and with a strong hand. (Num 20:21) So when Eḏom refused to let Yisra’ĕl pass over through his border, Yisra’ĕl turned away from him. (Num 20:22) And the children of Yisra’ĕl, all the company, departed from Qaḏĕsh and came to Mount Hor.

Aaron dies; and like Moses will not enter the Promised Land for their disobedience and the dishonoring of YHWH’s words that contain His power!

(Num 20:23) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon in Mount Hor near the border of the land of Eḏom, saying, (Num 20:24)Aharon is to be gathered to his people, for he is not to enter the land which I have given to the children of Yisra’ĕl, because you rebelled against my mouth at the water of Meriḇah. (Num 20:25) “Take Aharon and Elʽazar his son, and bring them up to Mount Hor, (Num 20:26) and strip Aharon of his garments and put them on Elʽazar his son, for Aharon is to be gathered to his people and die there.” (Num 20:27) And Mosheh did as יהוה commanded, and they went up to Mount Hor before the eyes of the entire congregation. (Num 20:28) And Mosheh stripped Aharon of his garments and put them on Elʽazar his son. And Aharon died there on the top of the mountain. And Mosheh and Elʽazar came down from the mountain. (Num 20:29) And when the entire congregation saw that Aharon was dead, all the house of Yisra’ĕl wept for Aharon, thirty days. (Num 21:1) And the sovereign of Araḏ, the Kenaʽanite, who dwelt in the South, heard that Yisra’ĕl was coming on the way to Atharim, and he fought against Yisra’ĕl and took some of them captive. (Num 21:2) Then Yisra’ĕl made a vow to יהוה, and said, “If you deliver this people into my hand indeed, then I shall put their cities under the ban.” (Num 21:3) And יהוה listened to the voice of Yisra’ĕl and gave up the Kenaʽanites, and they put them and their cities under the ban. So the name of that place was called Ḥormah. (Num 21:4) And they departed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Sea of Reeds, to go around the land of Eḏom. But the being of the people grew impatient because of the way. (Num 21:5) And the people spoke against Elohim and against Mosheh, “Why have you brought us up out of Mitsrayim to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our being loathes this light bread.” (Num 21:6) And יהוה sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people. And many of the people of Yisra’ĕl died.

Words will either bring a curse or a blessing by who they give honor to- YHWH or hasatan

(Num 21:7) Then the people came to Mosheh, and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against יהוה and against you. Pray to יהוה to take away the serpents from us.” So Mosheh prayed on behalf of the people. (Num 21:8) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole. And it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” (Num 21:9) So Mosheh made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole. And it came to be, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived. (Num 21:10) And the children of Yisra’ĕl set out and camped in Oḇoth. (Num 21:11) And they departed from Oḇoth and camped at Iyĕ Ha-Aḇarim, in the wilderness which is east of Mo’aḇ, toward sunrise. (Num 21:12) From there they set out and camped at the wadi Zereḏ. (Num 21:13) From there they set out and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that extends from the border of the Amorites, for the Arnon is the border of Mo’aḇ, between Mo’aḇ and the Amorites. (Num 21:14) Therefore it is said in the Book of the Battles of יהוה, “Wahĕḇ in Suphah, the wadi Arnon, (Num 21:15) and the slope of the wadi that turns aside to the dwelling of Ar, and lies on the border of Mo’aḇ.” (Num 21:16) And from there on to be’ĕr, which is the well where יהוה said to Mosheh, “Gather the people, and let me give them water.” (Num 21:17) Yisra’ĕl then sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing to it, (Num 21:18) a well the leaders sank, which the nobles of the people dug with their staves, by the word of the Law-giver.” Then from the wilderness on to Mattanah, (Num 21:19) from Mattanah to Naḥali’ĕl, from Naḥali’ĕl to Bamoth, (Num 21:20) and from Bamoth, in the valley that is in the country of Mo’aḇ, to the top of Pisgah which looks down on the wasteland. (Num 21:21) And Yisra’ĕl sent messengers to Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites, saying, (Num 21:22) “Let me pass through your land. We shall not turn off into fields or vineyards, we shall not drink water from wells, but go by the sovereign’s highway until we have passed over your border.” (Num 21:23) But Siḥon would not allow Yisra’ĕl to pass through his border. So Siḥon gathered all his people together and went out against Yisra’ĕl in the wilderness, and he came to Yahats and fought against Yisra’ĕl. (Num 21:24) And Yisra’ĕl smote him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Yabboq, as far as the children of Ammon, for the border of the children of Ammon was strong. (Num 21:25) And Yisra’ĕl took all these cities, and Yisra’ĕl dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites – in Ḥeshbon and in all its villages, (Num 21:26) for Ḥeshbon was the city of Siḥon the sovereign of the Amorites, who had fought against the former sovereign of Mo’aḇ, and had taken all his land from his hand as far as the Arnon. (Num 21:27) That is why those who speak in proverbs say, “Come to Ḥeshbon, let the city of Siḥon be built and established. (Num 21:28) “For fire went out from Ḥeshbon, a flame from the city of Siḥon. It consumed Ar of Mo’aḇ, the masters of the heights of the Arnon. (Num 21:29) “Woe to you Mo’aḇ! You have perished, O people of Kemosh! He has given his sons as fugitives, and his daughters into captivity, to Siḥon the sovereign of the Amorites. (Num 21:30) “Then we shot them – Ḥeshbon has perished as far as Diḇon. And we laid waste as far as Nophaḥ, which reaches to Mĕyḏeḇa.” (Num 21:31) So Yisra’ĕl dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

Do as YHWH commands- DO NOT FEAR- as YHWH makes a promise- just OBEY!

(Num 21:32) And Mosheh sent to spy out Yaʽzĕr. And they took its villages and drove out the Amorites who were there, (Num 21:33) and turned and went up by the way to Bashan. And Oḡ sovereign of Bashan went out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Eḏreʽi. (Num 21:34) and יהוה said to Mosheh, “Do not fear him, for I have given him into your hand, with all his people and his land. And you shall do to him as you did to Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites, who dwelt at Ḥeshbon.” (Num 21:35) And they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until no remnant was left to him. And they took possession of his land.

Seems Edom and Moab are still full of hate for YHWH’s people! Woe to them!

(Judges 11:1) And Yiphtaḥ the Gilʽaḏite was a mighty brave one, but he was the son of a whore. And Gilʽaḏ brought forth Yiphtaḥ. (Judges 11:2) And the wife of Gilʽaḏ bore sons. And when his wife’s sons grew up, they drove Yiphtaḥ out, and said to him, “You shall not have an inheritance in the house of our father, for you are the son of another woman.” (Judges 11:3) And Yiphtaḥ fled from his brothers and dwelt in the land of Toḇ. And worthless men banded together with Yiphtaḥ and went out with him. (Judges 11:4) And it came to be sometime later, that the children of Ammon fought against Yisra’ĕl. (Judges 11:5) And it came to be, when the children of Ammon fought against Yisra’ĕl, that the elders of Gilʽaḏ went to bring Yiphtaḥ out of the land of Toḇ. (Judges 11:6) And they said to Yiphtaḥ, “Come and you shall be our commander, and let us fight against the children of Ammon.” (Judges 11:7) But Yiphtaḥ said to the elders of Gilʽaḏ, “Did you not hate me, and drive me from my father’s house? Why have you come to me now when you are in trouble?” (Judges 11:8) And the elders of Gilʽaḏ said to Yiphtaḥ, “That is the reason we have turned to you, that you shall go with us and fight against the children of Ammon, and be our head over all the inhabitants of Gilʽaḏ.” (Judges 11:9) And Yiphtaḥ said to the elders of Gilʽaḏ, “If you take me back home to fight against the children of Ammon, and יהוה gives them to me, am I to be your head?” (Judges 11:10) And the elders of Gilʽaḏ said to Yiphtaḥ, “יהוה is witness between us, if we do not do according to your words.” (Judges 11:11) Then Yiphtaḥ went with the elders of Gilʽaḏ, and the people set him over them, as head and commander. And Yiphtaḥ spoke all his words before יהוה in Mitspah. (Judges 11:12) And Yiphtaḥ sent messengers to the sovereign of the children of Ammon, saying, “What is between you and me that you have come to fight against me in my land?” (Judges 11:13) And the sovereign of the children of Ammon said to the messengers of Yiphtaḥ, “Because Yisra’ĕl took my land when they came up out of Mitsrayim, from the Arnon as far as the Yabboq, and to the Yardĕn. And now, give back those lands in peace.” (Judges 11:14) But Yiphtaḥ again sent messengers to the sovereign of the children of Ammon, (Judges 11:15) and said to him, “This is what Yiphtaḥ said, ‘Yisra’ĕl did not take the land of Mo’aḇ, nor the land of the children of Ammon. (Judges 11:16) ‘For when they came up from Mitsrayim, and Yisra’ĕl walked through the wilderness as far as the Sea of Reeds and came to Qaḏĕsh, (Judges 11:17) then Yisra’ĕl sent messengers to the sovereign of Eḏom, saying, “Please let me pass over, through your land.” But the sovereign of Eḏom would not listen. And they also sent to the sovereign of Mo’aḇ, but he refused, so Yisra’ĕl stayed at Qaḏĕsh. (Judges 11:18) ‘Then they went through the wilderness and around the land of Eḏom and the land of Mo’aḇ, and came to the east side of the land of Mo’aḇ, and encamped beyond Arnon. But they did not enter the border of Mo’aḇ, for Arnon was the border of Mo’aḇ. (Judges 11:19) ‘And Yisra’ĕl sent messengers to Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites, sovereign of Ḥeshbon, and Yisra’ĕl said to him, “Please let us pass over, through your land into our place.” (Judges 11:20) ‘But Siḥon did not trust Yisra’ĕl to pass over through his border, and Siḥon gathered all his people together and they encamped in Yahats, and fought against Yisra’ĕl.

Woe to them is the pattern YHWH promises again!

(Judges 11:21) And יהוה Elohim of Yisra ’ĕl gave Siḥon and all his people into the hand of Yisra’ ĕl and they smote them. So Yisra’ĕl took possession of all the land of the Amorites, the inhabitants of that land. (Judges 11:22) ‘Thus they took possession of all the border of the Amorites, from Arnon to the Yabboq and from the wilderness to the Yardĕn. (Judges 11:23) ‘And now, יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl has driven out the Amorites from before His people Yisra’ĕl, should you then possess it? (Judges 11:24) ‘Whatever Kemosh your mighty one gives you to possess, do you not possess it? And all that which יהוה our Elohim takes possession of before us, we possess. (Judges 11:25) ‘And now are you any better than Balaq son of Tsippor, sovereign of Mo’aḇ? Did he ever strive against Yisra’ĕl? Did he ever fight against them? (Judges 11:26) ‘While Yisra’ĕl dwelt in Ḥeshbon and its villages, and in Aroʽĕr and its villages, and in all the cities along the banks of Arnon, for three hundred years, why did you not recover them within that time? (Judges 11:27) ‘So I have not sinned against you, but you are doing me evil by fighting against me. Let יהוה the Judge, judge today between the children of Yisra’ĕl and the children of Ammon.’ ” (Judges 11:28) But the sovereign of the children of Ammon did not listen to the words which Yiphtaḥ sent him. (Judges 11:29) And the Spirit of יהוה came upon Yiphtaḥ, and he passed through Gilʽaḏ and Menashsheh, and passed through Mitspeh of Gilʽaḏ. And from Mitspeh of Gilʽaḏ he passed on toward the children of Ammon. (Judges 11:30) And Yiphtaḥ made a vow to יהוה, and said, “If You give the children of Ammon into my hands, (Judges 11:31) then it shall be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall belong to יהוה, and I shall offer it up as a burnt offering.” (Judges 11:32) Yiphtaḥ then passed on toward the children of Ammon to fight against them, and יהוה gave them into his hands. (Judges 11:33) And he smote them from Aroʽĕr as far as Minnith, twenty cities, and to Aḇĕl Keramim, with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were humbled before the children of Yisra’ĕl.

King Solomon reigns with wisdom and sets up his cabinet government

(1Ki 4:1) And it came to be that Sovereign Shelomoh was sovereign over all Yisra’ĕl. (1Ki 4:2) And these were his chief officials: Azaryahu son of Tsaḏoq, the priest; (1Ki 4:3) Eliḥoreph and Aḥiyah, sons of Shisha, scribes; Yehoshaphat son of Aḥiluḏ, the recorder; (1Ki 4:4) and Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa, over the army; and Tsaḏoq and Eḇyathar, the priests; (1Ki 4:5) and Azaryahu son of Nathan, over the officers; Zaḇuḏ son of Nathan, a priest, friend of the sovereign; (1Ki 4:6) and Aḥishar, over the household; and Aḏoniram son of Aḇda, over the compulsory labor.

Solomon’s wisdom sets up his Kingdom and services- Management

(1Ki 4:7) And Shelomoh had twelve governors over all Yisra’ĕl, who provided food for the sovereign and his household – each one made provision for one month of the year – (1Ki 4:8) and these were their names: Ben-Ḥur, in the mountains of Ephrayim; (1Ki 4:9) Ben-Deqer, in Maqats and Shaʽalḇim and Bĕyth Shemesh and Ělon Bĕyth Ḥanan; (1Ki 4:10) Ben-Ḥeseḏ in Arubboth, Soḵoh and all the land of Ḥĕpher were his; (1Ki 4:11) Ben-Aḇinaḏaḇ, all the height of Dor, Taphath the daughter of Shelomoh became his wife; (1Ki 4:12) Baʽana son of Aḥiluḏ, in Taʽanaḵ and Meḡiddo, and all Bĕyth She’an, which is beside Tsarethan below Yizreʽĕl, from Bĕyth She’an to Aḇĕl Meḥolah, as far as the other side of Yoqneʽam; (1Ki 4:13) Ben-Geḇer, in Ramoth Gilʽaḏ, the towns of Ya’ir son of Menashsheh in Gilʽaḏ were his; the portion of Argoḇ in Bashan, sixty large cities with walls and bronze gate-bars, were his; (1Ki 4:14) Aḥinaḏaḇ son of Iddo, in Maḥanayim; (1Ki 4:15) Aḥimaʽats in Naphtali; he also took Basemath the daughter of Shelomoh as wife; (1Ki 4:16) Baʽanah son of Ḥushai, in Ashĕr and in Aloth; (1Ki 4:17) Yehoshaphat son of Paruwaḥ, in Yissasḵar; (1Ki 4:18) Shimʽi son of Ělah, in Binyamin; (1Ki 4:19) Geḇer son of Uri, in the land of Gilʽaḏ, in the land of Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites and of Oḡ sovereign of Bashan, and one governor was in the land. (1Ki 4:20) Yehuḏah and Yisra’ĕl were as numerous as the sand by the sea, eating and drinking and rejoicing. (1Ki 4:21) And Shelomoh was ruling over all reigns from the River to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Mitsrayim. They did task work and served Shelomoh all the days of his life. (1Ki 4:22) And Shelomoh’s food supply for one day was thirty kors of fine flour, and sixty kors of meal, (1Ki 4:23) ten fatted cattle and twenty cattle from the pastures, and one hundred sheep, besides deer, and gazelles, and roebucks, and fatted fowl. (1Ki 4:24) He was ruling over all on this side of the River from Tiphsaḥ; even to Azzah, over all the sovereigns on this side of the River. And he had peace on all sides round about him. (1Ki 4:25) And Yehuḏah and Yisra’ĕl dwelt safely, each man under his vine and his fig tree, from Dan as far as Be’ĕrsheḇa, all the days of Shelomoh. (1Ki 4:26) And Shelomoh had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. (1Ki 4:27) And these governors, each one in his month, provided food for Sovereign Shelomoh and for all who came to the table of Sovereign Shelomoh. There was no lack in their supply. (1Ki 4:28) They also brought barley and straw to the appointed place, for the horses and steeds, each one according to his right- ruling. (1Ki 4:29) And Elohim gave Shelomoh exceeding great wisdom and understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore. (1Ki 4:30) And Shelomoh’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the men of the East and all the wisdom of Mitsrayim. (1Ki 4:31) He was wiser than all men; than Ěythan the Ezrahite, and Hĕman, and Kalkol, and Darda, the sons of Maḥol. And his name was in all the nations round about. (1Ki 4:32) And he spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five. (1Ki 4:33) And he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree of Leḇanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall. And he spoke of beasts, and of birds, and of creeping creatures, and of fish. (1Ki 4:34) And there came from all peoples, from all the sovereigns of the earth who had heard of his wisdom, to hear the wisdom of Shelomoh.

Building the House of YHWH (We too can build His House inside of us- store His word!)

(1Ki 5:1) And Ḥiram sovereign of Tsor sent his servants to Shelomoh, because he heard that they had anointed him sovereign in place of his father, for Ḥiram had always loved Dawiḏ. (1Ki 5:2) And Shelomoh sent to Ḥiram, saying, (1Ki 5:3) “You know my father Dawiḏ was unable to build a house for the Name of יהוה his Elohim because of the battles which were all around him, until יהוה put them under the soles of his feet. (1Ki 5:4) “But now יהוה my Elohim has given me rest all around, there is neither adversary nor evil incident. (1Ki 5:5) And see, I intend to build a house for the Name of יהוה my Elohim, as יהוה spoke to my father Dawiḏ, saying, ‘Your son, whom I set on your throne in your place, he does build the house for My Name.’ (1Ki 5:6) “And now, command that they cut down cedars for me from Leḇanon. And let my servants be with your servants, and let me pay you wages for your servants according to whatever you say. For you know there is none among us who knows to cut timber like the Tsiḏonians.” (1Ki 5:7) And it came to be, when Ḥiram heard the words of Shelomoh that he rejoiced greatly and said, blessed be יהוה this day, for He has given Dawiḏ a wise son over this great people!” (1Ki 5:8) And Ḥiram sent to Shelomoh, saying, “I have heard that which you sent me. Let me do all you desire concerning the cedar and cypress logs. (1Ki 5:9) “Let my servants bring them down from Leḇanon to the sea, then I put them in rafts by sea to the place you direct me. And I shall spread them out there, and then you take them up, while you do my desire by giving food for my household.” (1Ki 5:10) And Ḥiram gave Shelomoh cedar and cypress logs – all his desire. (1Ki 5:11) And Shelomoh gave Ḥiram twenty thousand kors of wheat as food for his household, and twenty kors of pressed oil. Thus Shelomoh gave to Ḥiram year by year. (1Ki 5:12) And יהוה gave Shelomoh wisdom, as He promised him. And there was peace between Ḥiram and Shelomoh, and the two of them made a covenant. (1Ki 5:13) And Sovereign Shelomoh rose up compulsory labor out of all Yisra’ĕl. And the compulsory labor was thirty thousand men. (1Ki 5:14) And he sent them to Leḇanon, ten thousand a month by courses – they were one month in Leḇanon, two months at home. And Aḏoniram was over the compulsory labor. (1Ki 5:15) And Shelomoh had seventy thousand bearing burdens, and eighty thousand hewing stone in the mountains, (1Ki 5:16) besides three thousand three hundred from the chiefs of Shelomoh’s deputies who were over the work, those ruling over the people who labored in the work. (1Ki 5:17) And the sovereign commanded, and they brought large stones, precious stones, to lay the foundation of the House with hewn stones. (1Ki 5:18) And Shelomoh’s builders, and Ḥiram’s builders, and the men of Geḇal did hew, and prepared timber and stones to build the House.

Description of YHWH’s House!

(1Ki 6:1) And it came to be, in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Yisra’ĕl had come out of the land of Mitsrayim, in the fourth year of the reign of Shelomoh over Yisra’ĕl, in the month of Ziw, which is the second month that he began to build the House of יהוה. (1Ki 6:2) And the house which Sovereign Shelomoh built for יהוה was sixty cubits long, and twenty wide, and thirty cubits high. (1Ki 6:3) And the porch at the front of the hĕḵal of the House was twenty cubits long, according to the breadth of the House, and its width ten cubits, from the front of the House. (1Ki 6:4) And he made for the House windows with narrowed frames. (1Ki 6:5) And against the wall of the House he built rooms all around, against the walls of the House, all around the hĕḵal and the Speaking Place. Thus he made side rooms all around. (1Ki 6:6) The lowest side room was five cubits wide, and the middle one was six cubits wide, and the third one was seven cubits wide; for he made narrow ledges around the outside of the House, so as not to lay hold on the walls of the House. (1Ki 6:7) And the House, when it was being built, was built with finished stone made ready beforehand, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the House while it was being built. (1Ki 6:8) The doorway for the middle side room was on the right side of the House. And they went up by stairs to the middle side rooms and from the middle to the third. (1Ki 6:9) So he built the House and completed it, and he paneled the House with beams and boards of cedar. (1Ki 6:10) And he built the side rooms of the structure against the entire House, each five cubits high, and they were fastened to the House with cedar beams. (1Ki 6:11) And the word of יהוה came to Shelomoh, saying, (1Ki 6:12) This House which you are building – if you walk in My laws, and do My right-rulings, and shall guard all My commands and walk in them, then I shall confirm My word with you, which I spoke to your father Dawiḏ, (1Ki 6:13) and shall dwell in the midst of the children of Yisra’ĕl, and not forsake My people Yisra’ĕl.(1Ki 6:14) So Shelomoh built the House and completed it. (1Ki 6:15) And he built the walls of the House inside with cedar boards, from the floor of the House to the ceiling he paneled them on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the House with planks of cypress. (1Ki 6:16) And he built twenty cubits at the rear of the House, from floor to the walls, with cedar boards. And he built it inside as the Speaking Place, as the Most Set-apart Place. (1Ki 6:17) And the House was forty cubits; it is the hĕḵal before it. (1Ki 6:18) And the cedar for the House inside was carved with ornaments and open flowers; all was cedar, not a stone was seen. (1Ki 6:19) And he prepared the Speaking Place in the midst of the House, to place the ark of the covenant of יהוה there. (1Ki 6:20) And the front of the Speaking Place was twenty cubits long, and twenty cubits wide, and twenty cubits high. And he overlaid it with refined gold, and overlaid the altar of cedar. (1Ki 6:21) And Shelomoh overlaid the inside of the House with refined gold, and made gold chains pass over the front of the Speaking Place, and overlaid it with gold. (1Ki 6:22) Thus he overlaid the entire House with gold, until the entire House was completed. And the entire altar that was by the Speaking Place he overlaid with gold. (1Ki 6:23) And inside the Speaking Place he made two keruḇim of olive wood, ten cubits high. (1Ki 6:24) And one wing of the keruḇ was five cubits, and the other wing of the keruḇ five cubits – ten cubits from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other. (1Ki 6:25) And the other keruḇ was ten cubits. Both keruḇim were of the same size and shape. (1Ki 6:26) The height of one keruḇ was ten cubits, and so was the other keruḇ. (1Ki 6:27) And he placed the keruḇim in the midst of the inner house. And they stretched out the wings of the keruḇim so that the wing of the one touched one wall, and the wing of the other keruḇ touched the other wall. And their wings touched each other in the middle of the room. (1Ki 6:28) And he overlaid the keruḇim with gold. (1Ki 6:29) And he carved all the walls of the House all around, both inside and outside, with carved figures of keruḇim, and palm trees, and open flowers. (1Ki 6:30) And he overlaid the floor of the House with gold, inside and outside. (1Ki 6:31) And for the entrance of the Speaking Place he made doors of olive wood: the lintel, doorposts, a fifth. (1Ki 6:32) And the two doors were of olive wood. And he carved on them figures of keruḇim, and palm trees, and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold. And he spread the gold on the keruḇim and on the palm trees. (1Ki 6:33) And so he made doorposts for the door of the hĕḵal of olive wood – a fourth part. (1Ki 6:34) And the two doors were of cypress wood, the two leaves of the one folded, and two leaves of the other door folded. (1Ki 6:35) And he carved keruḇim, and palm trees, and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold laid smoothly on the carved work. (1Ki 6:36) And he built the inner courtyard with three rows of hewn stone and a row of cedar beams. (1Ki 6:37) In the fourth year the foundation of the House of יהוה was laid, in the month Ziw. (1Ki 6:38) And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, the eighth month, the house was completed in all its matters and according to all its plans. Thus he built it for seven years.

Born again with Living Water-As Moshe lifted the serpent Yahshua is lifted up!

(John 3:1) And there was a man of the Pharisees; Naḵdimon was his name, a ruler of the Yehuḏim. (John 3:2) This one came to יהושע by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from Elohim, for no one is able to do these signs you do if Elohim is not with him.” (John 3:3) יהושע answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born from above, he is unable to see1 the reign of Elohim.” Footnote: 1Or perceive. (John 3:4) Naḵdimon said to Him, “How is a man able to be born when he is old? Is he able to enter into his mother’s womb a second time and be born?” (John 3:5) יהושע answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he is unable to enter into the reign of Elohim. (John 3:6) “That which has been born of the flesh is flesh, and that which has been born of the Spirit is spirit. (John 3:7) “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You have to be born from above.’ (John 3:8) “The Spirit1 breathes where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who has been born of the Spirit.” Footnote: 1Or wind. (John 3:9) Naḵdimon answered and said to Him, “How is it possible for this to take place?” (John 3:10) יהושע answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Yisra’ĕl, and do not know this? (John 3:11) “Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak what we know and witness what we have seen, and you do not receive our witness. (John 3:12) “If you do not believe when I spoke to you about earthly matters, how are you going to believe when I speak to you about the heavenly matters? (John 3:13) “And no one has gone up into the heaven except He who came down from the heaven – the Son of Aḏam.

Lift up (HONOR) Yahshua (Jesus) and receive everlasting LIFE!

(John 3:14) And as Mosheh lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so the Son of Aḏam has to be lifted up, (John 3:15) so that whoever is believing in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life. (John 3:16) “For Elohim so loved the world that He gave His only brought-forth Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life. (John 3:17) “Elohim did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3:18) “He who believes in Him is not judged, but he who does not believe is judged already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only brought-forth Son of Elohim. (John 3:19) “And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light, for their works were wicked. (John 3:20) “For everyone who is practicing evil matters hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. (John 3:21) “But the one doing the truth comes to the light, so that his works are clearly seen, that they have been wrought in Elohim.” (John 3:22) After this, יהושע and His taught ones came into the land of Yehuḏah, and He remained there with them, and was immersing. (John 3:23) And Yoḥanan was also immersing in Ayin near Salim, because there was plenty of water there. And they were coming and were being immersed, (John 3:24) for Yoḥanan had not yet been put into prison. (John 3:25) Then a dispute arose between some of Yoḥanan’s taught ones and the Yehuḏim about cleansing, (John 3:26) and they came to Yoḥanan and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Yardĕn, to whom you have witnessed, see, He is immersing, and all are coming to Him!” (John 3:27) Yoḥanan answered and said, “No man is able to receive any matter unless it is given to him from the heaven. (John 3:28) “You yourselves are witnesses for me that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but I am sent ahead of Him.’ (John 3:29) “He that has the bride is the bridegroom, but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the voice of the bridegroom. So this joy of mine is complete.

We too must choose to decrease as we put His word in us (engraft it) and He increases in us!

(John 3:30) It is right for Him to increase, but me to decrease. (John 3:31) “He who comes from above is over all; he who is from the earth is of the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from the heaven is over all. (John 3:32) “And what He has seen and heard, that He witnesses. And no one receives His witness. (John 3:33) “He who receives His witness has set his seal that Elohim is true. (John 3:34) “For He whom Elohim has sent speaks the Words of Elohim, for Elohim does not give the Spirit by measure. (John 3:35) “The Father loves the Son, and has given all into His hand. (John 3:36) He who believes in the Son possesses everlasting life, but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of Elohim remains on him.

Loved Ones, in the days approaching, we will need the Power of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) and the Truth of Torah as our foundation; represented by Moses and Elijah. Those of us who desire to walk in His power (Holy Spirit) and His Torah (Instructions-Laws-Statutes) will humble ourselves and receive His Spirit and His in grafted word and our very heart’s desire will to be to turn and obey Him! We will not be pleasing man or religious doctrines but turn and follow Him putting away all manmade traditions and doctrines. Our goal will be life from among the dead! We will indeed hide His words in our heart that we sin not (Transgress His Torah) and be full of Him and His power to overcome all the power of the enemy! We shall do exploits in His name and produce much fruit that will remain for His Kingdom! (Dan 11:32) And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their Elohim (God) shall be strong and do exploits. (Dan 11:33) And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

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