True Love Yields Intimacy & Trust

Saturday, July 31, 2010 TM

Shabbat Shalom Loved One!

Have you ever loved someone and they said they loved you also but their actions never seem to agree with their words? What did you finally conclude? Not really an ideal relationship, huh? YHWH feels the same way. If we really love Him and desire intimacy we will need to show honor to Him by doing as He says. Many will call Him lord, lord but not do what He says. (Luke 6:46) "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? We are reminded who really shows love (relationship) by Yahshua: (John 14:21) "He who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will disclose myself to him." My suggestion to all of us is this: let us throw off all our sin- hidden dark deeds and our pomp and seek Him diligently with all our hearts! I am attaching an article I recently read by a man who seems to understand relationship. Those who want more intimacy with YHWH may download and enjoy!

Last week we touched on a very timely and important topic that will soon determine our direction and ultimately our destiny; at least our usability by YHWH as a force for His power against the powers of hell! We are to become Rivers of Living Water against all the powers of hell! (2Ti 2:19) However, the solid foundation of Elohim stands firm, having this seal, “יהוה knows those who are His,” Bem. 16:5 and, “Let everyone who names the Name of Messiah turn away from unrighteous-ness.” (Torah-less-ness) (2Ti 2:20) But in a large house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some unto value and some unto no value. (2Ti 2:21) If, then, anyone cleanses himself from these matters, he shall be a vessel unto value, having been set apart, of good use to the Master, having been prepared for every good work.

I believe we need to take another look as a review and a reminder of the vast importance for us living in this hour, because truly this greater challenge is uncovering quickly. We have considered these possibilities and the great trials and turmoil ahead, as Pharaoh’s One World U.N System is positioning its assets to have world dominion. We have studied the times and seasons (Moedim- Appointments) that point to the Days of Elijah where the dry bones (Body of Messiah Yahshua) is becoming as flesh. We are being restored to the ancient paths of Moses and the prophets as we “come out of her my people” so as not to partake of her plagues. We are being awakened to harsh reality of the days Joel’s Scriptures and John’s Revelation have warned about and promised. We now must be restored in pure relationship with our Messiah Yahshua (Jesus) and His Elohim (Father God) - YHWH! Adam and Eve walked and communed with YHWH in the garden. Before the fall of mankind due to transgressing His Instructions (Torah), there was peace, joy, provision and dominion without fear. How do you and I practically attain that? How may we commune with our Heavenly Father and have His Joy, His peace, His provision, and His dominion without fear, especially as we see our own world’s crumbling around us?

Again, our greater challenge is relationship- to seek His presence in worship.

We are set free that we may come and worship (Commune with) Him! Just like we were with the previous Pharaoh as we came out of Egypt. (Exo 7:16) "You shall sayH559 to him, YHWHH3068, the ElohimH430 of the HebrewsH5680, sentH7971 me to you, sayingH559, "LetH7971 my peopleH5971a goH7971, that they may serve H5647 me in the wildernessH4057b. But beholdH2009, you have not listenedH8085 untilH5704 nowH3541."

H5647 עבדâbad aw-bad'

A primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.: - X be, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute, + husbandman, keep, labor (-ing man), bring to pass, (cause to, make to) serve (-ing, self), (be, become) servant (-s), do (use) service, till (-er), transgress [from margin], (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper. Remember, He inhabits the praises of His people! This is one way we may draw near to Him and serve Him! I hope to go into greater detail later or even next week; but you should take the most important step now- determine and resolve to draw near to Him and watch fear and anxiety flee! You will know the need for communing with Him and be motivated toward Him if you read the accounts by Yahshua of what is at the door in Matthew 24; Mark 13, Luke 21, and Revelation. Yield your tongue and worship Him who made Heaven and Earth Loved One! We must now learn to worship by entering His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with praise! It’s time for intimacy and being absolutely crystal clear about who we really are: His sheep that hear His voice. We cannot really she ‘mah O Israel (Hear and Obey) without first hearing. Make up your mind now to make your peace with and earnestly pursue the King of Glory who soon will reign and establish His Kingdom on the planet earth! Here are Scriptures YHWH gave me concerning cleaning ourselves up and moving our hearts, minds, words and actions in line with Him: FEAR NOT!

Servant-YHWH’s hand helps us- apparently eating pig is NOT okay after all!

(Isa 66:14) “And you shall see, and your heart shall rejoice, and your bones flourish as tender grass. And the hand of יהוה shall be known to His servants, and His displeasure to His enemies. (Isa 66:15) “For look, יהוה comes with fire and with His chariots, like a whirlwind, to render His displeasure with burning, and His rebuke with flames of fire. (Isa 66:16) “For by fire and by His sword יהוה shall judge all flesh, and the slain of יהוה shall be many – (Isa 66:17) those who set themselves apart and cleanse themselves at the gardens after ‘One’ in the midst, eating flesh of pigs1 and the abomination and the mouse, are snatched away, together,” declares יהוה. Footnote: 1See 65:4. (Isa 66:18) “And I, because of their works and their imaginations, am coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see my esteem. (Isa 66:19) “And I shall set a sign among them, and shall send some of those who escape to the nations – Tarshish and Pul and Luḏ, who draw the bow, and Tuḇal and Yawan, the coastlands afar off who have not heard my report nor seen my esteem. And they shall declare my esteem among the gentiles. (Isa 66:20) “And they shall bring all your brothers as an offering to יהוה out of all the gentiles, on horses and in chariots and in litters, on mules and on camels, to my set-apart mountain Yerushalayim,” declares יהוה, “as the children of Yisra’ĕl bring an offering in a clean vessel into the House of יהוה. (Isa 66:21) And from them too I shall take for priests – for Lĕwites,” declares יהוה. (Isa 66:22) “For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make stand before me,” declares יהוה, “so your seed and your name shall stand. (Isa 66:23) “And it shall be that from New Moon to New Moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me,” declares יהוה. (Isa 66:24) “And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me1. For their worm shall not die and their fire not be quenched, and they shall be repulsive to all flesh!” Footnote: 1See 24:6, 34:2-3, Ps. 110:6, Jer. 25:33.

Loved One, let’s pick up where we left off with self examination. (John 4:23) “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father also does seek such to worship Him. (John 4:24) “Elohim (YHWH) is Spirit, and those who worship Him need to worship in spirit and truth.” Why should we examine ourselves? It is quite probable that we all have inherited some lies (vain things- vanities) and doctrines of men that will be burned away as chaff when we stand before Him. (Mar 7:7) 'IN VAIN (Useless) DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.' (Mar 7:8) "Neglecting the commandment of YHWH, you hold to the tradition of men." (1Co 11:28) But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup. (1Co 11:29) For the one who is eating and drinking unworthily, eats and drinks judgment to himself not discerning the body of the Master. (1Co 11:30) Because of this many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep. (1Co 11:31) For if we were to examine ourselves, we would not be judged. (1Co 11:32) But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Master, that we should not be condemned with the world.

With those loving instructions and reminders in our hearts and minds, let’s now turn our hearts and minds to this week’s Torah Study:

This Week’s Torah Scriptures: Ekev “Because”

Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25; Isaiah 49:14-51:3; 2 Kings Chapters 1, 2, and 3;

(Deu 7:12) “And it shall be, because you hear these right-rulings, and shall guard and do them, that יהוה your Elohim shall guard with you the covenant and the kindness which He swore to your fathers, (Deu 7:13) and shall love you and bless you and increase you, and shall bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flock, in the land of which He swore to your fathers to give you.(Deu 7:14) Blessed are you above all peoples – there is not going to be a barren man or a barren woman among you or among your livestock. (Deu 7:15) And יהוה shall turn away from you all sickness and put on you none of the evil diseases of Mitsrayim which you have known, but He shall put them on all those who hate you. (Deu 7:16) “And you shall consume all the peoples whom יהוה your Elohim is delivering over to you – your eye shall not pardon them. And do not serve their mighty ones, for that is a snare to you. (Deu 7:17) “When you say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I, I am unable to drive them out,’ (Deu 7:18) do not be afraid of them. Remember well what יהוה your Elohim did to Pharaoh and to all Mitsrayim, (Deu 7:19) the great trials which your eyes saw, and the signs and the wonders, the strong hand and the outstretched arm, by which יהוה your Elohim brought you out. יהוה your Elohim does so to all the peoples of whom you are afraid. (Deu 7:20) “And יהוה your Elohim also sends the hornet among them until those who are left, who hide themselves from you, are destroyed. (Deu 7:21) Do not be afraid of them, for יהוה your Elohim, the great and awesome Ěl, is in your midst. (Deu 7:22) “And יהוה your Elohim shall drive out those nations before you, little by little. You are not allowed to destroy them at once, lest the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. (Deu 7:23) “But יהוה your Elohim shall deliver them over to you and destroy them with a great destruction until they are consumed. (Deu 7:24) “And He shall give their sovereigns into your hand, and you shall destroy their name from under the heavens. No one is going to be able to stand against you until you have destroyed them. (Deu 7:25) “The carved images of their mighty ones you are to burn with fire. Do not covet the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be snared by it, for it is an abomination to יהוה your Elohim. (Deu 7:26) “And do not bring an abomination into your house, lest you be accursed like it. Utterly loathe it and utterly hate it, for it is accursed.

Guard His commands as though your life depends on it- it does! We too will be humbles and tested!

(Deu 8:1) Guard to do every command which I command you today, that you might live, and shall increase, and go in, and shall possess the land of which יהוה swore to your fathers. (Deu 8:2) “And you shall remember that יהוה your Elohim led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, prove you, to know what is in your heart, whether you guard His commands or not. (Deu 8:3) “And He humbled you, and let you suffer hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, to make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but by every Word that comes from the mouth of יהוה1. Footnote: 1Messiah quotes this in Mt. 4:4 and in Lk. 4:4. (Deu 8:4) “Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years. (Deu 8:5) “Thus you shall know in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so יהוה your Elohim disciplines you, (Deu 8:6) therefore you shall guard the commands of יהוה your Elohim, to walk in His ways and to fear Him. (Deu 8:7) “For יהוה your Elohim is bringing you into a good land, a land of streams of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills, (Deu 8:8) a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey, (Deu 8:9) a land in which you eat bread without scarcity, in which you do not lack at all, a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you dig copper. (Deu 8:10) “And you shall eat and be satisfied, and shall bless יהוה your Elohim for the good land which He has given you.

Remember and Do His right rulings, if you expect His presence to be with you

(Deu 8:11) Be on guard, lest you forget יהוה your Elohim by not guarding His commands, and His right-rulings, and His laws which I command you today, (Deu 8:12) lest you eat and shall be satisfied, and build lovely houses and shall dwell in them, (Deu 8:13) and your herds and your flocks increase, and your silver and your gold are increased, and all that you have is increased, (Deu 8:14) that your heart then becomes lifted up, and you forget יהוה your Elohim who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, from the house of bondage, (Deu 8:15) who led you through that great and awesome wilderness – fiery serpents and scorpions and thirst – where there was no water, who brought water for you out of the flinty rock, (Deu 8:16) who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, in order to humble you and to try you, to do you good in the end, (Deu 8:17) you then shall say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand have made for me this wealth!’ (Deu 8:18) “But you shall remember יהוה your Elohim, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, in order to establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is today. (Deu 8:19) “And it shall be, if you by any means forget יהוה your Elohim, and follow other mighty ones, and serve them and bow yourself to them, I have warned you this day that you shall certainly perish. (Deu 8:20) “Like the nations which יהוה is destroying before you, so you are to perish, because you did not obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim. (Deu 9:1) “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: You are passing over the Yardĕn today, to go in to dispossess nations greater and stronger than yourself, cities great and walled up to the heavens,

(Deu 9:2) a people great and tall, the descendants of the Anaqim, whom you know, and of whom you heard it said, ‘Who does stand before the descendants of Anaq?’ (Deu 9:3) “And you shall know today that יהוה your Elohim is He who is passing over before you as a consuming fire – He does destroy them and subdue them before you. So you shall dispossess them and destroy them quickly, as יהוה has said to you.

Deliverance is not based on OUR righteousness but obedience shows our hearts! IF we learn and do the ways of the heathens we can expect to be ejected also!

(Deu 9:4) Do not think in your heart, after יהוה your Elohim has driven them out before you, saying, ‘Because of my righteousness יהוה has brought me in to possess this land.’ But it is because of the wrong of these nations that יהוה is driving them out from before you. (Deu 9:5) It is not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart that you go in to possess their land, but because of the wrong of these nations that יהוה your Elohim drives them out from before you, in order to establish the word which יהוה swore to your fathers, to Aḇraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqoḇ. (Deu 9:6) “And you shall know that יהוה your Elohim is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stiff-necked people. (Deu 9:7) “Remember, do not forget how you provoked to wrath יהוה your Elohim in the wilderness. From the day that you came out of the land of Mitsrayim until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against יהוה. (Deu 9:8) “Even in Ḥorĕḇ you made יהוה wroth, so that יהוה was enraged with you, to destroy you. (Deu 9:9) “When I went up into the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant which יהוה made with you, then I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. I did not eat bread nor did I drink water. (Deu 9:10) “Then יהוה gave me the two tablets of stone written with the finger of Elohim, and on them were all the Words which יהוה had spoken to you on the mountain from the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.

Stiff necked makes it difficult to turn our heads (Teshuvah-repent) and go the other way! Note how fasting and prayer brought our deliverance- it still does!

(Deu 9:11) “And it came to be, at the end of forty days and forty nights, that יהוה gave me the two tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant. (Deu 9:12) “Then יהוה said to me, ‘Arise, go down quickly from here, for your people whom you brought out of Mitsrayim have acted corruptly. They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them; they have made themselves a molded image.’ (Deu 9:13) “And יהוה spoke to me, saying, ‘I have seen this people, and look, they are a stiff-necked people. (Deu 9:14) ‘Leave me alone, so that I destroy them and blot out their name from under the heavens, and make of you a nation stronger and greater than they.’ (Deu 9:15) “So I turned and came down from the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire. And the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands. (Deu 9:16) “And I looked and saw that you had sinned against יהוה your Elohim, and had made for yourselves a molded calf! You had quickly turned aside from the way which יהוה had commanded you. (Deu 9:17) “And I took the two tablets and threw them out of my two hands and broke them before your eyes, (Deu 9:18)and I fell down before יהוה, as at the first, forty days and forty nights. I did not eat bread and I did not drink water, because of all your sins which you committed in doing evil in the eyes of יהוה, to provoke Him. (Deu 9:19) “For I was afraid of the displeasure and rage with which יהוה was wroth with you, to destroy you. But יהוה listened to me that time once more. (Deu 9:20) “And יהוה was very enraged with Aharon, to destroy him, so I prayed for Aharon at that time also. (Deu 9:21) “And I took your sin, the calf which you had made, and burned it with fire and crushed it and ground it very small, until it was as fine as dust. And I threw its dust into the stream that came down from the mountain. (Deu 9:22) “And at Taḇʽĕrah and at Massah and at Qiḇroth Hatta’awah you made יהוה wroth. (Deu 9:23) “And when יהוה sent you from Qaḏĕsh Barnĕa, saying, ‘Go up and possess the land which I have given you,’ then you rebelled against the mouth of יהוה your Elohim, and you neither trusted Him nor listened to His voice.

Remind Him of His promises! (Torah-Word of Instructions)

(Deu 9:24) “You have been rebellious against יהוה from the day that I knew you. (Deu 9:25) “So I fell down before יהוה the forty days and forty nights, for I fell down because יהוה had said He would destroy you. (Deu 9:26) “And I prayed to יהוה, and said, ‘O Master יהוה, do not destroy your people and your inheritance whom you have redeemed in your greatness, whom you have brought out of Mitsrayim with a strong hand. (Deu 9:27) Remember your servants, Aḇraham, Yitsḥaq, and Yaʽaqoḇ. Do not look on the stubbornness of this people, or on their wrong or on their sin, (Deu 9:28) lest the land from which you brought us should say, “Because יהוה was not able to bring them to the land which He promised them, and because He hated them, He has brought them out to kill them in the wilderness.” (Deu 9:29) ‘And they are your people and your inheritance, which you brought out by your great power and by your outstretched arm.’ (Deu 10:1) “At that time יהוה said to me, ‘Hew for you two tablets of stone like the first, and come up to me on the mountain. And you shall make yourself an ark of wood, (Deu 10:2) then I write on the tablets the Words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. And you shall put them in the ark.’ (Deu 10:3) “So I made an ark of acacia wood, hewed two tablets of stone like the first, and went up the mountain, with the two tablets in my hand.

YHWH wrote!

(Deu 10:4) And He wrote on the tablets according to the first writing, the Ten Words, which יהוה had spoken to you in the mountain from the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly. Then יהוה gave them to me, (Deu 10:5) and I turned and came down from the mountain, and put the tablets in the ark which I had made. And they are there, as יהוה commanded me.” (Deu 10:6) Now the children of Yisra’ĕl set out from the wells of Benĕi Yaʽaqan to Mosĕrah. Aharon died there, and he was buried there. And Elʽazar his son became priest in his place. (Deu 10:7) From there they set out to Guḏgoḏah and from Guḏgoḏah to Yotḇathah, a land of rivers of water. (Deu 10:8) At that time יהוה separated the tribe of Lĕwi to bear the ark of the covenant of יהוה, to stand before יהוה, to serve Him, and to bless in His Name, to this day. (Deu 10:9) Therefore Lĕwi has neither portion nor inheritance with his brothers. יהוה is his inheritance, as יהוה your Elohim promised him. (Deu 10:10) “And I stayed in the mountain for forty days and forty nights. And יהוה heard me at that time also, and יהוה chose not to destroy you. (Deu 10:11) “And יהוה said to me, ‘Arise, go before the people, to set out, and let them go in and possess the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.’ (Deu 10:12) “And now, Yisra’ĕl, what is יהוה your Elohim asking of you, but to fear יהוה your Elohim, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, and to serve יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being, (Deu 10:13) to guard the commands of יהוה and His laws which I command you today for your good? (Deu 10:14) “See, the heavens and the heaven of heavens belong to יהוה your Elohim, also the earth with all that is in it. (Deu 10:15) יהוה delighted only in your fathers, to love them. And He chose their seed after them, you above all peoples1, as it is today. Footnote: 1See also 7:6, 14:2, 26:18, Ps. 135:4 and Amos 3:2. (Deu 10:16) And you shall circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and harden your neck no more. . (Deu 10:17) “For יהוה your Elohim is Elohim of mighty ones and Master of masters, the great Ěl, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe. (Deu 10:18) “He executes right-ruling for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and a garment. (Deu 10:19) “And you shall love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Mitsrayim.

Fear only YHWH! Guard His commands and grow strong! Which is greater; an open Heaven

(Deu 10:20) Fear יהוה your Elohim. Serve Him, and cling to Him, and swear by His Name. (Deu 10:21) “He is your praise, and He is your Elohim, who has done for you these great and awesome deeds which your eyes have seen. (Deu 10:22) “Your fathers went down to Mitsrayim with seventy beings, and now יהוה your Elohim has made you as numerous as the stars of the heavens. (Deu 11:1) “And you shall love יהוה your Elohim and guard His Charge1: even His laws, and His right-rulings, and His commands, always. Footnote: 1See Gen. 26:5. (Deu 11:2) “And you shall know today – for it is not your children who have not known and who have not seen the discipline of יהוה your Elohim, His greatness, His strong hand and His outstretched arm, (Deu 11:3) and His signs, and His works which He had done in the midst of Mitsrayim, to Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim, and to all his land; (Deu 11:4) and that which He had done to the army of Mitsrayim, to their horses and their chariots, when He made the waters of the Sea of Reeds overflow them as they pursued you, and how יהוה has destroyed them to this day; (Deu 11:5) and what He had done for you in the wilderness till you came to this place; (Deu 11:6) and what He had done to Dathan and Aḇiram the sons of Eliyaḇ, son of Re’uḇĕn, when the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the living creatures that were in their possession, in the midst of all Yisra’ĕl. (Deu 11:7) “Yours are the eyes that saw all the great work of יהוה, which He did. (Deu 11:8) And you shall guard every command which I command you today, so that you are strong, and shall go in, and shall possess the land which you are passing over to possess, (Deu 11:9) and to prolong your days in the land which יהוה swore to give your fathers, to them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey. (Deu 11:10) “For the land which you are going in to possess is not like the land of Mitsrayim from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it by foot, as a vegetable garden, (Deu 11:11) but the land which you are passing over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of the heavens, (Deu 11:12) a land which יהוה your Elohim looks after. The eyes of יהוה your Elohim are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the latter end of the year. (Deu 11:13) (Open Heaven): ‘And it shall be that if you diligently obey my commands which I command you today, to love יהוה your Elohim and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your being, (Deu 11:14) then I shall give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, and you shall gather in your grain, and your new wine, and your oil. (Deu 11:15) ‘And I shall give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be satisfied. (Deu 11:16) ‘Guard yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other mighty ones and bow down to them. (Deu 11:17) ‘Then the displeasure of יהוה shall burn against you, and He shall shut up the heavens (Closed Heaven), and there be no rain, and the lands not give its increase. And you shall perish quickly from the good land which יהוה is giving you.

Hide His words in our hearts and minds that we sin not!

(Deu 11:18) ‘And you shall lay up these Words1 of mine in your heart and in your being, and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. Footnote: 1See footnote at 5:22. (Deu 11:19) ‘And you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up, (Deu 11:20) and shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, (Deu 11:21) so that your days and the days of your children are increased on the soil of which יהוה swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens on the earth. (Deu 11:22) ‘For if you diligently guard all these commands which I command you, to do it, to love יהוה your Elohim, to walk in all His ways, and to cling to Him, (Deu 11:23) then יהוה shall drive out all these nations before you, and you shall dispossess greater and stronger nations than you. (Deu 11:24) ‘Every place on which the sole of your foot treads is yours: from the wilderness, and Leḇanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea is your border. (Deu 11:25) ‘No man shall stand against you. יהוה your Elohim shall put the dread of you and the fear of you upon all the land where you tread, as He has spoken to you.

(Pro 3:5) Trust in יהוה (YHWH) with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; (Pro 3:6) know Him in all your ways, and He makes all your paths straight.

(Isa 49:14) But Tsiyon says, “יהוה has forsaken me, and יהוה has forgotten me.” (Isa 49:15) “Would a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Though they forget, I never forget you. (Isa 49:16) “See, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands; your walls are always before me. (Isa 49:17) “Your sons shall hurry; your destroyers and those who laid you waste depart from you. (Isa 49:18) “Lift up your eyes roundabout and see, all of them gather together and come to you. As I live,” declares יהוה, “you shall put on all of them as an ornament, and bind them on you as a bride does. (Isa 49:19) “For your wastes, and your deserted places, and the land of your destruction, shall soon be too narrow for the inhabitants, while those who swallowed you up are far away. (Isa 49:20) “The sons of your bereavement shall yet say in your ears, ‘The place is too narrow for me, make room for me to live.’ (Isa 49:21) “And you shall say in your heart, ‘Who has brought forth these for me, since I am bereaved and barren, an exile, and wandering to and fro? And who reared them? See, I was left alone – from where did these come?’ ” (Isa 49:22) Thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I lift my hand up to the gentiles, and set up my banner for the peoples; and they shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters carried on their shoulders; (Isa 49:23) “And sovereigns shall be your foster fathers, and their sovereign-nesses your nursing mothers. They bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet. And you shall know that I am יהוה – those who wait for me shall not be ashamed.” (Isa 49:24) Is prey taken from the mighty, and the captives of the righteous delivered? (Isa 49:25) Thus said יהוה, “Even the captives of the mighty are taken away; the prey of the ruthless are delivered. I strive with him who strives with you, and I save your children. (Isa 49:26) “And I shall feed those who oppress you with their own flesh, and let them drink their own blood as sweet wine. All flesh shall know that I, יהוה, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Elohim of Yaʽaqoḇ.

Again: (Pro 3:5) Trust in יהוה with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; (Pro 3:6) Know Him in all your ways, And He makes all your paths straight.

(Isa 50:1) Thus says יהוה, “Where is the certificate of your mother’s divorce, whom I have put away? Or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Look, you were sold for your crookednesses, and your mother was put away for your transgressions. (Isa 50:2) “When I came, why was there no one? When I called, why was there no one to answer? Was my hand too short to redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? See, by my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness; their fish stink for there is not water, and die of thirst. (Isa 50:3) “I clothe the heavens with darkness, and I make sackcloth their covering.” (Isa 50:4) The Master יהוה has given me the tongue of taught ones that I should know to help the weary with a word. He wakes me morning by morning; he wakes my ear to hear as taught ones. (Isa 50:5) The Master יהוה has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away. (Isa 50:6) I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who plucked out the beard, I did not hide my face from humiliation and spitting. (Isa 50:7) And the Master יהוה helps me; therefore I shall not be humiliated. So I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I am not put to shame. (Isa 50:8) Near is He who declares me right. Who would contend with me? Let us stand together. Who is my adversary? Let him come near me. (Isa 50:9) See, the Master יהוה helps me. Who would declare me wrong? See, all of them wear out like a garment, a moth eats them. (Isa 50:10) Who among you fears יהוה, obeying the voice of His Servant that has walked in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the Name of יהוה and lean upon his Elohim!

(Isa 50:11) See, all you who light a fire, girding on burning arrows: walk in the light of your fire and in the burning arrows you have lit. From my hand you shall have this: you shall lie down in grief! (Isa 51:1) “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, seeking יהוה: Look to the rock you were hewn from, and to the hole of the pit you were dug from. (Isa 51:2) “Look to Aḇraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you. He was alone when I called him, and I blessed him and increased him. (Isa 51:3) “For יהוה shall comfort Tsiyon, He shall comfort all her waste places. He makes her wilderness like Ěḏen, and her desert like the garden of יהוה. Joy and gladness are found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of song.

Don’t inquire of horror-scopes or any other wisdom below…don’t rely on the power of man (armies or whomever) Trust YHWH!

(2Ki 1:1) Mo’aḇ revolted against Yisra’ĕl after the death of Aḥaḇ. (2Ki 1:2) And Aḥazyah fell through the lattice of his upper room in Shomeron, and was injured, and sent messengers and said to them, “Go, inquire of Baʽal-Zeḇuḇ, the mighty one of Eqron, if I shall recover from this injury.” (2Ki 1:3) But a messenger (angel) of יהוה spoke to Ěliyah the Tishbite, “Rise up, go up to meet the messengers of the sovereign of Shomeron, and say to them, ‘Is it because there is no Elohim in Yisra’ĕl that you are going to inquire of Baʽal-Zeḇuḇ, the mighty one of Eqron?’ (2Ki 1:4) “So therefore, thus said יהוה, ‘You are not going to get out of the bed to which you have gone up, for you shall certainly die.’ ” And Ěliyah went. (2Ki 1:5) And the messengers returned to him, and he said to them, “Why have you come back?” (2Ki 1:6) And they said to him, “A man came up to meet us, and said to us, ‘Go, return to the sovereign who sent you, and say to him, “Thus said יהוה, ‘Is it because there is no Elohim in Yisra’ĕl that you are sending to inquire of Baʽal-Zeḇuḇ, the mighty one of Eqron? Therefore you are not going to get out of the bed to which you have gone up, for you shall certainly die.’ ” ’ ” (2Ki 1:7) and he said to them, “What was the man like who came up to meet you and spoke to you these words?” (2Ki 1:8) And they answered him, “He was a hairy man, and wore a leather girdle around his waist.” And he said, “It is Ěliyah the Tishbite.” (2Ki 1:9) He then sent to him a captain of fifty with his fifty men. And he went up to him, and see, he was sitting on the top of a hill. And he spoke to him, “Man of Elohim, the sovereign has said, ‘Come down!’ ” (2Ki 1:10) and Ěliyahu answered and said to the captain of fifty, “And if I am a man of Elohim, let fire come down from the heavens and consume you and your fifty men.” And fire came down from the heavens and consumed him and his fifty. (2Ki 1:11) He then sent another captain of fifty with his fifty men to him. And he answered and said to him, “Man of Elohim, this is what the sovereign said, ‘Come down at once!’ ” (2Ki 1:12) and Ěliyah answered and said to them, “If I am a man of Elohim, let fire come down from the heavens and consume you and your fifty men.” And a fire of Elohim came down from the heavens and consumed him and his fifty. (2Ki 1:13) And again he sent a third captain of fifty with his fifty men. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Ěliyahu, and pleaded with him, and said to him, “Man of Elohim please let my life and the life of these fifty servants of yours be precious in your eyes. (2Ki 1:14) “See, fire has come down from the heavens and burned up the first two captains of fifties with their fifties. But let my life be precious in your eyes.”

Humble yourselves before the REAL KING and live! Hunger and thirst for righteousness and you shall be filled- pursue YHWH with all your heart, soul and strength and then receive His anointing and presence!

(2Ki 1:15) And the Messenger (Angel) of יהוה said to Ěliyahu, “Go down with him; do not be afraid of him.” So he rose up and went down with him to the sovereign, (2Ki 1:16) and spoke to him, “Thus said יהוה, ‘because you have sent messengers to inquire of Baʽal-Zeḇuḇ, the mighty one of Eqron, is it because there is no Elohim in Yisra’ĕl to inquire of His word? Therefore you are not going to get out of the bed to which you have gone up, for you shall certainly die.’ ” (2Ki 1:17) and he died, according to the word of יהוה which Ěliyahu had spoken. And Yehoram reigned in his place, in the second year of Yehoram son of Yehoshaphat sovereign of Yehuḏah, for he had no son. (2Ki 1:18) And the rest of the acts of Aḥazyahu which he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yisra’ĕl? (2Ki 2:1) And it came to be, when יהוה was to take up Ěliyahu to the heavens by a whirlwind, that Ěliyahu went with Elisha from Gilgal. (2Ki 2:2) And Ěliyahu said to Elisha, “Please remain here, for יהוה has sent me on to Bĕyth Ěl.” And Elisha said, “As יהוה lives, and as your being lives, I do not leave you!” And they went down to Bĕyth Ěl. (2Ki 2:3) and the sons of the prophets who were at Bĕyth Ěl came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that יהוה is taking away your master from your head?” And he said, “I also know, be silent!” (2Ki 2:4) And Ěliyahu said to him, “Elisha, please remain here, for יהוה has sent me on to Yeriḥo.” And he said, “As יהוה lives, and as your being lives, I do not leave you!” And they came into Yeriḥo. (2Ki 2:5) and the sons of the prophets who were at Yeriḥo came to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that יהוה is taking away your master from over you today?” And he said, “I also know, be silent!” (2Ki 2:6) And Ěliyahu said to him, “Please remain here, for יהוה has sent me on to the Yardĕn.” And he said, “As יהוה lives, and as your being lives, I do not leave you!” And the two of them went on. (2Ki 2:7) And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood facing them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Yardĕn. (2Ki 2:8) And Ěliyahu took his mantle, and rolled it up, and struck the water. And it was divided this way and that, so that the two of them passed over on dry ground. (2Ki 2:9) And it came to be, when they had passed over, that Ěliyahu said to Elisha, “Ask what I am to do for you, before I am taken away from you!” And Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.” (2Ki 2:10) And he said, “You have made it hard to ask, yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it is yours; but if not, it is not.” (2Ki 2:11) And it came to be, as they continued on and spoke, that see, a chariot of fire with horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Ěliyahu went up by a whirlwind into the heavens. (2Ki 2:12) And Elisha saw it, and he cried out, “My father, my father, the chariot of Yisra’ĕl and its horsemen!” And he saw him no more. Then he took hold of his own garments and tore them into two pieces. (2Ki 2:13) And he took up the mantle of Ěliyahu that had fallen from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Yardĕn. (2Ki 2:14) And he took the mantle of Ěliyahu that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, “Where is יהוה Elohim of Ěliyahu?” And he struck the water, and it was divided this way and that, and Elisha passed over. (2Ki 2:15) And when the sons of the prophets who were from Yeriḥo saw him, they said, “The spirit of Ěliyahu rests on Elisha.” And they came to meet him, and bowed to the ground before him. (2Ki 2:16) And they said to him, “Look, there are fifty strong men with your servants. Please let them go and search for your master, lest the Spirit of יהוה has taken him up and cast him upon some mountain or into some valley.” And he said, “Send no one.” (2Ki 2:17) But they pressed upon him till he was ashamed, and he said, “Send.” So they sent fifty men, and they searched for three days but did not find him. (2Ki 2:18) And they returned to him, for he remained in Yeriḥo, and he said to them, “Did I not say to you, ‘Do not go’?”

Please for your own sake- DO NOT MOCK the anointing of YHWH!

(2Ki 2:19) And the men of the city said to Elisha, “Look, the site of this city is good, as my master sees, but the waters are spoilt, and the soil barren.” (2Ki 2:20) And he said, “Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.” And they brought it to him. (2Ki 2:21) And he went out to the source of the water, and threw salt in there, and said, “Thus said יהוה, ‘I have healed this water – no longer shall death or barrenness come from it.’ ” (2Ki 2:22) and the waters were healed, to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke. (2Ki 2:23) And he went up from there to Bĕyth Ěl. And as he was going up the way, some youths came from the city and mocked him, and said to him, “Go up, baldhead! Go up, baldhead!” (2Ki 2:24) And he turned around and looked at them, and pronounced a curse on them in the Name of יהוה. And two female bears came out of the forest and tore to pieces forty-two of the youths. (2Ki 2:25) And from there he went to Mount Karmel, and from there he returned to Shomeron. (2Ki 3:1) And Yehoram son of Aḥaḇ began to reign over Yisra’ĕl at Shomeron in the eighteenth year of Yehoshaphat sovereign of Yehuḏah, and reigned twelve years. (2Ki 3:2) And he did evil in the eyes of יהוה, but not like his father and mother; for he removed the statue of Baʽal which his father had made. (2Ki 3:3) But he clung to the sins of Yaroḇʽam son of Neḇat, who had made Yisra’ĕl sin. He did not turn away from them. (2Ki 3:4) And Mĕysha sovereign of Mo’aḇ was a sheep-breeder, and he paid the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl one hundred thousand lambs and the wool of one hundred thousand rams. (2Ki 3:5) And it came to be, when Aḥaḇ died, that the sovereign of Mo’aḇ revolted against the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl. (2Ki 3:6) And Sovereign Yehoram went out of Shomeron at that time and mustered all Yisra’ĕl. (2Ki 3:7) And he went and sent to Yehoshaphat sovereign of Yehuḏah, saying, “The sovereign of Mo’aḇ has revolted against me. Do you go with me to fight against Mo’aḇ?” And he said, “I go up. I am as you are my people as your people, my horses as your horses.” (2Ki 3:8) And he said, “Which way do we go up?” And he said, “By way of the Wilderness of Eḏom.” (2Ki 3:9) And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl went, and the sovereign of Yehuḏah and the sovereign of Eḏom, and went round a journey of seven days. And there was no water for the army, or for the cattle that followed them.

Note that because of the righteous King- Elisha inquired of YHWH!

(2Ki 3:10) And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl said, “What? Has יהוה called these three sovereigns to give them into the hand of Mo’aḇ?” (2Ki 3:11) And Yehoshaphat said, “Is there no prophet of יהוה here? Then let us inquire of יהוה through him.” One of the servants of the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl then answered and said, “Elisha son of Shaphat is here, who poured water out on the hands of Ěliyahu.” (2Ki 3:12) And Yehoshaphat said, “The word of יהוה is with him.” And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl and Yehoshaphat and the sovereign of Eḏom went down to him. (2Ki 3:13) And Elisha said to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, “What have I to do with you? Go to the prophets of your father and the prophets of your mother.” And the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl said to him, “No, for יהוה has called these three sovereigns to give them into the hand of Mo’aḇ.” (2Ki 3:14) And Elisha said, “As יהוה of hosts’ lives, before whom I stand, if it were not that I regard the presence of Yehoshaphat sovereign of Yehuḏah, I would not look at you nor see you. (2Ki 3:15) “And now, bring me a harpist.” And it came to be, when the harpist played, that the hand of יהוה came upon him. (2Ki 3:16) And he said, “Thus said יהוה, ‘Make this wadi ditches – ditches.’ (2Ki 3:17) “For thus said יהוה, ‘you are not going to see wind, nor rain. Yet that wadi is to be filled with water, so that you, your cattle, and your beasts shall drink.’ (2Ki 3:18) “And this shall be but a light matter in the eyes of יהוה. And He shall give Mo’aḇ into your hand. (2Ki 3:19) “And you shall smite every walled city and every choice city, and shall cut down every good tree, and stop up every fountain of water, and ruin every good piece of land with stones.” (2Ki 3:20) And it came to be in the morning when the grain offering was offered, that, see, water came by way of Eḏom, and the land was filled with water. (2Ki 3:21) And when all Mo’aḇ heard that the sovereigns had come up to fight against them, all who were able to bear arms and older were gathered, and they stood at the border. (2Ki 3:22) And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun was shining on the water. And the Mo’aḇites saw the water on the other side as red as blood. (2Ki 3:23) And they said, “This is blood. The sovereigns have indeed struck swords and have killed one another. Now, Mo’aḇ to the spoil!” (2Ki 3:24) And they came to the camp of Yisra’ĕl, and Yisra’ĕl rose up and smote the Mo’aḇites, so that they fled before them. And they entered their land, and smote the Mo’aḇites. (2Ki 3:25) And they broke down the cities, and each man threw a stone on every good piece of land and filled it. And they stopped up all the fountains of water and cut down all the good trees, until only the stones of Qir Ḥaraseth were left. And the slingers went round and smote it. (2Ki 3:26) And when the sovereign of Mo’aḇ saw that the battle was too strong for him, he took with him seven hundred men who drew swords, to break through to the sovereign of Eḏom, but they could not, (2Ki 3:27) then took his eldest son who would have reigned in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering upon the wall. And there was great wrath against Yisra’ĕl. And they left him and returned to the land.

Shalom to your home Loved One,


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