Prophecies and Believers

Thursday, August 12, 2010 TM

Shabbat Shalom Loved One!

Do you and I really believe? Are we those that Yahshua defines as believers? Is it even possible we have thrown out the baby with the wash due to the many walking Torahless? Do we really understand that there is one Torah giver and one judge and it is not us? Do we really expect Him to guide us into all truth and deliver us from the plan of hell and destruction? Are we really on solid foundation of Moses and the prophets if we reject the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) as our helper? Yahshua admonishes us; (John 5:45) "Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope. (John 5:46) "For if you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. (John 5:47) "But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?" Then as He speaks of the promised Spirit: (Luke 24:49) "And behold, I am sending forth the promise of my Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."

(James 4:7) So then subject yourselves to Elohim. Resist the devil1 and he shall flee from you. Footnote: 1Or adversary. (James 4:8) Draw near to Elohim and He shall draw near to you. Cleanse your hands (actions), sinners. And cleanse the hearts, you double-minded! (James 4:9) Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to dejection. (James 4:10) Humble yourselves in the sight of the Master, and He shall lift you up. (James 4:11) Brothers, do not speak against one another. He that speaks against a brother and judges his brother speaks against Torah and judges Torah. And if you judge Torah, you are not a doer of Torah but a judge. (James 4:12) There is one Lawgiver (Torah-giver) and Judge, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?

Maybe it is time we got a check up from the neck up, and if necessary repent, believe and receive! Here’s what Yahshua has defined as “believers”; that these signs will accompany them: (Mar 16:15) And He said to them, “Go into the entire world and proclaim the Good News to every creature. (Mar 16:16) “He, who has believed and has been immersed, shall be saved, but he who has not believed shall be condemned. (Mar 16:17) And these signs shall accompany the ones who believe: In My Name they shall cast out demons, they shall speak with unknown tongues, (Mar 16:18) they shall take up snakes, and if they drink any deadly drink it shall by no means hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall get well.” Goodness, this is a way different definition that what we have learned in most churches and assemblies! Why have I suggested that you and I must each know a Supernatural and miraculous Elohim? Because if we will not receive His supernatural gifts and power, we will have no supernatural deliverance; that we may live and produce much fruit in these days ahead!

Interestingly enough; this week’s Torah Portions start with recognizing a false prophet or dreamer of dreams that speaks a word that is NOT from YHWH. Many conclude the likes of Nostradamus, the Mayan Indians, the fortune tellers, New Age Seers, and many (NOT all) “lawless” or Torahless prophets of today who seem to be for profit are all alike; so they trust no one. Safe they think? Not so fast Loved One.

(Deu 18:19) ‘And it shall be, the man who does not listen to My Words which He speaks in My Name, I require it of him. So it appears there is accountability if you DON’T heed his warning if HE has heard from YHWH. By the same instructions, the hearer or prophet is accountable for saying only what YHWH says; (Deu 18:20) ‘But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My Name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other mighty ones, even that prophet shall die.’ Serious enough I expect.

So what is to be done with the watchman? Let’s look at his instructions as to when he sees a sword coming on the land; (Eze 33:6)But if the watchman sees the sword coming and shall not blow the ram’s horn (Trumpet), and the people shall not be warned, and the sword comes and takes any being from among them, he is taken away in his crookedness, and his blood I require at the watchman’s hand.IF we are truly in the end of days would YHWH want us to be aware- sober and alert? Would the Shepherd of the sheep warn His sheep who have an ear to hear Him? He says His sheep hear His voice and will not listen to the voice of a stranger. (Wolf?)

(Amos 3:3) Would two walk together, without having met? (Some translations say agreed) (Amos 3:4) Does a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? Does a young lion give forth his voice out of his den unless he has caught? (Amos 3:5) Does a bird fall into a snare on the earth, where there is no trap for it? Does a snare spring up from the earth, if it has not captured prey? (Amos 3:6) If a ram’s horn is blown in a city, do the people not tremble? If there is calamity in a city, shall not יהוה have done it? (Amos 3:7) For the Master יהוה does no matter unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. (Amos 3:8) A lion has roared! Who is not afraid? The Master יהוה has spoken! Who would not prophesy?

(Mar 4:22) “For whatever is hidden shall be revealed, and whatever has been kept secret, shall come to light.1 Footnote: 1Lk. 8:17. (Mar 4:23) “If anyone has ears to hear, let him- hear.” (Mar 4:24) And He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it shall be measured to you, and more shall be added to you who hear. (Mar 4:25) “For whoever possesses, to him more shall be given; but whoever does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away from him.”1 Footnote: 1Lk. 8:18.

Here are the Torah Scriptures This Week: Shoftim Judges

Deuteronomy 18:18-21:9; Isaiah 51:12-52:12; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13;

2 Kings Chapters 7, 8, and 9


This may be an excellent occasion to remind you what I have spoken to you (Among other things) that I heard the Father say on the 40th day of a fast in mid 2008: “The US economy will fall apart by Oct 1 (2008) and the whole world will join them, they will try and fix it for 2 years and it will not be fixed; there will be much civil unrest and at the Feast of Trumpets 2010- rockets fly!” In hindsight I did not know that October 1, 2008 would actually be the Feast of Trumpets in 2008 and further that the market would fall 777 points at the end of September 2008, a full 7% drop! He did NOT tell me when the Feast of Trumpets would occur in 2010; however it is my understanding that it is 9-11-2010. Of course, I could be wrong in my calculations about the timing of the Feast as many have determined a month later. I would encourage everyone; be a Berean, search these matters out for ourselves, we are all accountable to hear His voice and obey.

(Deu 18:18) ‘I shall raise up for them a Prophet like you out of the midst of their brothers. And I shall put my words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. (Deu 18:19) ‘And it shall be, the man who does not listen to my words which He speaks in my Name, I require it of him. (Deu 18:20) ‘But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my Name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other mighty ones, even that prophet shall die.’ (Deu 18:21) “When you ask in your heart; ‘how do we know the word which יהוה has not spoken?’ – (Deu 18:22) when the prophet speaks in the Name of יהוה and the word is not, or comes not, that is the word which יהוה has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him. (Deu 19:1) “When יהוה your Elohim cuts off the nations whose land יהוה your Elohim is giving you, and you dispossess them and dwell in their cities and in their houses, (Deu 19:2) separate three cities for yourself in the midst of your land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you to possess. (Deu 19:3) “Prepare a way for yourself, and divide into three parts the border of your land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you to inherit, that anyone who killed someone shall flee there. (Deu 19:4) “And this is the matter of the one who killed someone who flees there and live: He who smites his neighbor unintentionally, not having hated him in time past, (Deu 19:5) even he who goes to the forest with his neighbor to cut timber, and his hand swings a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slips from the handle and strikes his neighbor so that he dies – let him flee to one of these cities and live, (Deu 19:6) lest the revenger of blood, while his displeasure is hot, pursue the one who killed someone and overtake him, because the way is long, and shall smite him, though he was not worthy of death, since he had not hated him before.

Refuge for the Innocent Blood Shedders

(Deu 19:7) “Therefore I am commanding you, saying, ‘Separate three cities for yourself.’ (Deu 19:8) “And if יהוה your Elohim enlarges your border, as He swore to your fathers, and has given you the land which He promised to give to your fathers – (Deu 19:9) when you guard all this command to do it, which I am commanding you today, to love יהוה your Elohim and to walk in His ways all the days – then you shall add three more cities for yourself besides these three, (Deu 19:10) so that innocent blood is not shed in the midst of your land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you as an inheritance, or blood-guilt shall be upon you. (Deu 19:11) “But when anyone hates his neighbor, and shall lie in wait for him and rise against him and smite the life from him so that he dies, then he shall flee to one of these cities, (Deu 19:12) and the elders of his city shall send and bring him from there, and give him into the hand of the revenger of blood, and he shall die. (Deu 19:13) “Your eye shall not pardon him, but you shall purge the blood of innocent blood from Yisra’ĕl, so that it might be well with you. (Deu 19:14) “Do not remove your neighbor’s boundary, which those in the past have set, in your inheritance which you inherit in the land that יהוה your Elohim is giving you to possess. (Deu 19:15) “One witness does not rise up against a man concerning any crookedness or any sin that he commits. At the mouth of two witnesses or at the mouth of three witnesses a matter is established.

False Witnesses

(Deu 19:16) “When a malicious witness rises up against any man to accuse him of turning aside, (Deu 19:17) then both men who have the dispute shall stand before יהוה, before the priests and the judges who serve in those days. (Deu 19:18) “And the judges shall diligently search and see if the witness is a false witness, who has falsely accused his brother, (Deu 19:19) then you shall do to him as he thought to have done to his brother. Thus you shall purge the evil from your midst. (Deu 19:20) “And let the rest hear and fear, and never again do this evil matter in your midst. (Deu 19:21) “And let your eye not pardon, life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Fear NOT!

(Deu 20:1) “When you go out to battle against your enemies, and shall see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them, for יהוה your Elohim, who brought you up from the land of Mitsrayim, is with you. (Deu 20:2) “And it shall be, when you draw near to the battle, that the priest shall come and speak to the people, (Deu 20:3) and shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: You are drawing near today to battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not fear, or tremble, or be afraid before them, (Deu 20:4) for יהוה your Elohim is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’ (Deu 20:5) “And the officers shall speak to the people, saying, ‘Who is the man who has built a new house and has not dedicated it? Let him go and return to his house, lest he dies in the battle and another man dedicate it. (Deu 20:6) ‘And who is the man who has planted a vineyard and has not begun to use it? Let him also go and return to his house, lest he dies in the battle and another man should begin to use it. (Deu 20:7) ‘And who is the man who is engaged to a woman and has not taken her? Let him go and return to his house, lest he dies in the battle and another man takes her.’ (Deu 20:8) “And the officers shall speak further to the people, and say, ‘Who is the man who is afraid and tender of heart? Let him go and return to his house, lest the heart of his brothers faint like his heart.’ (Deu 20:9) “And it shall be, when the officers have finished speaking to the people, that they shall appoint commanders of the divisions to lead the people.

Offering of Quarters- Peace first

(Deu 20:10) “When you draw near to a city to fight against it, then you shall make a call for peace to it. (Deu 20:11) “And it shall be that if it accepts your call for peace, and shall open to you, then all the people found in it are to be your compulsory labor, and serve you. (Deu 20:12) “But if it does not make peace with you, and shall fight against you, then you shall besiege it, (Deu 20:13) and יהוה your Elohim shall give it into your hands, and you shall smite every male in it with the edge of the sword. (Deu 20:14) “Only the women, and the little ones, and the livestock, and all that is in the city, all its spoil, you take as plunder for yourself. And you shall eat the enemies’ plunder which יהוה your Elohim gives you. (Deu 20:15) “Do so to all the cities which are very far from you, which are not of the cities of these nations. (Deu 20:16) “Only, of the cities of these peoples which יהוה your Elohim gives you as an inheritance, you do not keep alive any that breathe, (Deu 20:17) but you shall certainly put them under the ban: the Ḥittite and the Amosrite and the Kenaʽanite and the Perizzite and the Ḥiwwite and the Yeḇusite, as יהוה your Elohim has commanded you, (Deu 20:18) lest they teach you to do according to all their abominations which they have done for their mighty ones, and you sin against יהוה your Elohim. (Deu 20:19) “When you besiege a city for a long time by fighting against it to take it, you do not destroy its trees by wielding an axe against them. If you do eat of them, do not cut them down. For is the tree of the field a man to be besieged by you? (Deu 20:20) “Only the trees which you know are not trees for food you do destroy and cut down, to build siege-works against the city that is fighting against you, until it falls.

Forgiveness for areas where sin (Shedding of blood) has no witness

(Deu 21:1) “When anyone is found slain, lying in the field in the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you to possess, and it is not known who smote him, (Deu 21:2) then your elders and your judges shall go out, and they shall measure the distance from the slain man to the cities round about. (Deu 21:3) “And it shall be that the elders of the city nearest to the slain man shall take a heifer which has not been worked and which has not pulled with a yoke, (Deu 21:4) and the elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a wadi with flowing water, which is neither ploughed nor sown, and they shall break the heifer’s neck there in the wadi. (Deu 21:5) “And the priests, the sons of Lĕwi, shall come near, for יהוה your Elohim has chosen them to serve Him and to bless in the Name of יהוה, and by their mouth every strife and every stroke is tried. (Deu 21:6) “And let all the elders of that city nearest to the slain man wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the wadi. (Deu 21:7) “And they shall answer and say, ‘Our hands have not shed this blood, nor have our eyes seen it. (Deu 21:8) O יהוה, forgive your people Yisra’ĕl, whom you have redeemed, and do not allow innocent blood in the midst of your people Yisra’ĕl.’ And the blood-guilt shall be pardoned to them. (Deu 21:9) “Thus you purge the guilt of innocent blood from your midst when you do what is right in the eyes of יהוה.

Fear not man who can only kill the body! Know His name-YHWH!

(Isa 51:12) “I, I am He who comforts you. Who are you that you should be afraid of man that dies, and of the son of man who is made like grass? (Isa 51:13) “And you have forgotten יהוה your Maker who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and you continually fear, all the day, because of the rage of the oppressor, as he has prepared to destroy. And where is the rage of the oppressor? (Isa 51:14) “Bowed, he hastens to be loosened, that he should not die in the pit, and that his bread should not fail. (Isa 51:15) “But I am יהוה your Elohim, stirring up the sea, and its waves roar. יהוה of hosts is His Name. (Isa 51:16) “And I have put my Words in your mouth, and with the shadow of my hand I have covered you, to plant the heavens and lay the foundations of the earth, and to say to Tsiyon, ‘You are my people.’ ” (Isa 51:17) Awake, awake yourself! Rise up, O Yerushalayim, you who have drunk at the hand of יהוה the cup of His wrath. You have drunk the dregs of the cup of reeling, and drained it out. (Isa 51:18) Of all the sons she bore, she has none to guide her. And of all the sons she has brought up, none takes her by the hand. (Isa 51:19) Both these are coming upon you – who is sorry for you?; Ruin and destruction, scarcity of food and sword. How shall I comfort you? (Isa 51:20) Your sons have fainted; they lie at the head of all the streets, like a gazelle in a net. They are filled with the wrath of יהוה, the rebuke of your Elohim. (Isa 51:21) Therefore please hear this, you afflicted and drunk, but not with wine. (Isa 51:22) Thus said your Master, יהוה and your Elohim, who pleads the cause of His people, “See, I shall take out of your hand the cup of reeling, the dregs of the cup of my wrath – never again shall you drink it. (Isa 51:23) “And I shall put it into the hand of those who afflict you, who have said to your being, ‘Bow down, and we pass over you.’ And you made your back like the ground, and as the street, to walk over.” (Isa 52:1) Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Tsiyon put on your garments of splendor, O Yerushalayim, the set-apart city! For no more do the uncircumcised and the unclean come into you. (Isa 52:2) Shake yourself from the dust, arise, and sit down, O Yerushalayim. Lose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Tsiyon! (Isa 52:3) For thus said יהוה, “You have been sold for naught, and you are redeemed not with silver.” (Isa 52:4) For thus said the Master יהוה, “At first my people went down into Mitsrayim to sojourn there and Ashshur oppressed them without cause. (Isa 52:5) “And now, what have I here,” declares יהוה, “that my people are taken away for naught? Those who rule over them make them wail,” declares יהוה, “and my Name is despised all day continually. (Isa 52:6) Therefore my people shall know my Name, in that day, for I am the One who is speaking. See, it is I.”

Are our feet bringers of good news?

(Isa 52:7) How pleasant upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings good news, who proclaims deliverance, who says to Tsiyon, “Your Elohim reigns!” (Isa 52:8) The voice of your watchmen! They shall lift up their voices, together they shout for joy, because eye to eye they see the return of יהוה to Tsiyon. (Isa 52:9) Break forth into joy and sing together, you waste places of Yerushalayim! For יהוה shall comfort His people, He shall redeem Yerushalayim. (Isa 52:10) יהוה shall lay bare His set-apart arm in the eyes of all the nations. And all the ends of the earth shall see the deliverance of our Elohim. (Isa 52:11) Turn aside! Turn aside! Come out from there, touch not the unclean. Come out of her midst, be clean, you who bear the vessels of יהוה. (Isa 52:12) For you shall not come out in haste, nor go in flight. For יהוה is going before you, and the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl is your rear guard.

Flee wicked company- yes among believers!

(1Co 5:9) I wrote to you in my letter not to keep company with those who whore. (1Co 5:10) And I certainly did not mean with those of this world who whore, or with the greedy of gain, or swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. (1Co 5:11) But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone called ‘a brother,’ if he is one who whores, or greedy of gain, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler – not even to eat with such a one. (1Co 5:12) For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are inside? (1Co 5:13) But Elohim judges those who are outside. And put away the wicked one from among you!

Faith in a Famine! Repentance first.

(2Ki 7:1) And Elisha said, “Hear the word of יהוה. Thus said YHWH: “About this time tomorrow a seah of fine flour for a sheqel, and two seahs of barley for a sheqel, at the gate of Shomeron.’ ” (2Ki 7:2) and an officer on whose hand the sovereign leaned answered the man of Elohim and said, “Look, if יהוה is making windows in the heavens, shall this would come true?” And he said, “Look, you are about to see it with your eyes, but not eat of it.” (2Ki 7:3) And there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate. And they said to each other, “Why are we sitting here until we are dead? (2Ki 7:4) “If we shall say, ‘Let us go into the city,’ the scarcity of food is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we shall die. And now, come let us surrender to the army of the Arameans. If they keep us alive, we live. And if they kill us, we shall die.” (2Ki 7:5) So at twilight they rose up to go to the camp of the Arameans. And when they had come to the outskirts of the Aramean camp, look, no one was there. (2Ki 7:6) For יהוה had caused the army of the Arameans to hear the noise of chariots and the noise of horses, the noise of a great army, and they said to each other, “Look, the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl has hired against us the sovereigns of the Ḥittites and the sovereigns of the Mitsrians to come against us!” (2Ki 7:7) So they rose up and fled at twilight, and left the camp as it is – their tents, and their horses, and their donkeys – and they fled for their lives. (2Ki 7:8) And when these lepers came to the outskirts of the camp, they went into one tent and ate and drank, and took from there silver and gold and garments, and went and hid them. And they came back and went into another tent, and took from there and went and hid it. (2Ki 7:9) Then they said to each other, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we are keeping silent. And if we wait until morning light, then evil shall come upon us. And now, come, let us go and inform the house of the sovereign.”

Sharing YHWH’s Deliverance; take notice for these Days of Jacob’s Trouble

(2Ki 7:10) And they came and called to the gatekeepers of the city, and informed them, saying, “We went to the camp of Aram, and look, there is not a man or a voice of man, only horses tied and donkeys tied, and the tents as they were.” (2Ki 7:11) And the gatekeepers called, and they informed the house of the sovereign inside. (2Ki 7:12) So the sovereign rose up in the night and said to his servants, “Let me now inform you what the Arameans have done to us. They know that we are starving, so they have gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, ‘When they come out of the city, we shall catch them alive, and enter into the city.’ ” (2Ki 7:13) And one of his servants answered and said, “Please, let some take five of the horses that are left in the city. Look, they are like the entire crowd of Yisra’ĕl that are left in it, look, they are like the entire crowd of Yisra’ĕl left from those who are consumed. So let us send and see.” (2Ki 7:14) They then took two chariots with horses. And the sovereign sent them in the direction of the camp of Aram, saying, “Go and see.” (2Ki 7:15) And they went after them to the Yardĕn. And look, all the way was littered with garments and weapons which the Arameans had thrown away in their haste. And the messengers returned and reported to the sovereign. (2Ki 7:16) Then the people went out and plundered the camp of Aram. So a seah of fine flour was for a sheqel, and two seahs of barley for a sheqel, according to the word of יהוה. (2Ki 7:17) And the sovereign had appointed the officer on whose hand he leaned to be in charge of the gate. But the people trampled him in the gate, and he died, as the man of Elohim had said, who spoke when the sovereign came down to him. (2Ki 7:18) And it came to be, as the man of Elohim had spoken to the sovereign, saying, “Two seahs of barley for a sheqel, and a seah of fine flour for a sheqel, at this time tomorrow in the gate of Shomeron,” (2Ki 7:19) that officer answered the man of Elohim, and said, “Now look, if יהוה is making windows in the heavens, is it according to this word?” And he had said, “Look, you are about to see it with your eyes, but not eat of it.” (2Ki 7:20) And so it came to be for him, for the people trampled him in the gate, and he died.

Note 7 years of scarcity of food is what starts this Feast of Trumpets!

(2Ki 8:1) And Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, “Rise up and go, you and your household, and sojourn wherever you do sojourn, for יהוה has called for a scarcity of food, and also, it is coming upon the land for seven years.” (2Ki 8:2) And the woman rose up and did according to the word of the man of Elohim, and she went with her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines, seven years. (2Ki 8:3) And it came to be, at the end of seven years that the woman returned from the land of the Philistines. And she went to cry out to the sovereign for her house and for her land. (2Ki 8:4) And the sovereign was speaking to Gĕḥazi, the servant of the man of Elohim, saying, “Please relate to me all the great matters Elisha has done.” (2Ki 8:5) And it came to be, as he was relating to the sovereign how he had restored the dead to life, that see, the woman whose son he had restored to life, was crying out to the sovereign for her house and for her land. And Gĕḥazi said, “My master, O sovereign, this is the woman, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life.” (2Ki 8:6) So the sovereign asked the woman, and she related to him. And the sovereign appointed a certain eunuch for her, saying, “Return all that was hers, and all the increase of the field from the day that she left the land until now.”

Wicked King Ben-Haḏad is a strong man we need to take authority over in this day

(2Ki 8:7) And Elisha came to Dammeseq, and Ben-Haḏaḏ sovereign of Aram was sick. And it was reported to him, saying, “The man of Elohim has come here.” (2Ki 8:8) And the sovereign said to Ḥaza’ĕl, “Take a present in your hand, and go to meet the man of Elohim, and inquire of יהוה by him, saying, ‘Do I recover from this sickness?’ ” (2Ki 8:9) And Ḥaza’ĕl went to meet him and took a present with him, of all the good wares of Dammeseq, forty camel-loads. And he came and stood before him, and said, “Your son Ben-Haḏaḏ sovereign of Aram has sent me to you, saying, ‘Do I recover from this sickness?’ ” (2Ki 8:10) and Elisha said to him, “Go, say to him, ‘You shall certainly recover.’ But יהוה has shown me that he shall certainly die.” (2Ki 8:11) And he looked at him steadily until he was ashamed. Then the man of Elohim wept. (2Ki 8:12) And Ḥaza’ĕl said, “Why is my master weeping?” And he answered, “Because I know the evil that you are going to do to the children of Yisra’ĕl: Setting their strongholds on fire, and slaying their young men with the sword, and dashing their children, and ripping open their women with child.” (2Ki 8:13) And Ḥaza’ĕl said, “But what is your servant – a dog, that he should perform this great matter?” And Elisha answered, “יהוה has shown that you are to be sovereign over Aram!” (2Ki 8:14) And he left Elisha, and came to his master, who said to him, “What did Elisha say to you?” And he answered, “He said to me that you shall certainly recover.” (2Ki 8:15) And on the next day it came to be that he took a thick cloth and dipped it in water, and spread it over his face so that he died. And Ḥaza’ĕl reigned in his place. (2Ki 8:16) And in the fifth year of Yehoram son of Aḥaḇ sovereign of Yisra’ĕl – Yehoshaphat was sovereign of Yehuḏah – Yehoram son of Yehoshaphat began to reign as sovereign of Yehuḏah. (2Ki 8:17) He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Yerushalayim. (2Ki 8:18) And he walked in the way of the sovereigns of Yisra’ĕl, as the house of Aḥaḇ had done, for the daughter of Aḥaḇ was his wife. And he did evil in the eyes of יהוה. (2Ki 8:19) However, יהוה would not destroy Yehuḏah, for the sake of Dawiḏ His servant, as He promised him to give a lamp to him and his sons forever. (2Ki 8:20) In his days Eḏom revolted from under the hand of Yehuḏah, and made a sovereign over themselves. (2Ki 8:21) And Yoram passed over to Tsaʽir and all his chariots with him. And he rose by night and smote the Eḏomites who had surrounded him and the commanders of the chariots, but his people fled to their tents. (2Ki 8:22) Yet Eḏom has been in revolt from under the hand of Yehuḏah to this day. Then Liḇnah revolted at the same time. (2Ki 8:23) And the rest of the acts of Yoram, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yehuḏah? (2Ki 8:24) So Yoram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers’ in the City of Dawiḏ. And Aḥazyahu his son reigned in his place.

Wicked generations

(2Ki 8:25) In the twelfth year of Yoram son of Aḥaḇ sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, Aḥazyahu son of Yehoram sovereign of Yehuḏah began to reign. (2Ki 8:26) Aḥazyahu was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Yerushalayim. And the name of his mother was Athalyahu, the granddaughter of Omri, sovereign of Yisra’ĕl. (2Ki 8:27) And he walked in the way of the house of Aḥaḇ, and did evil in the eyes of יהוה, as the house of Aḥaḇ had done, for he was the son-in-law of the house of Aḥaḇ. (2Ki 8:28) And he went with Yoram son of Aḥaḇ to battle against Ḥaza’ĕl sovereign of Aram at Ramoth Gilʽaḏ, and the Arameans smote Yoram. (2Ki 8:29) And Sovereign Yoram went back to Yizreʽĕl to recover from the wounds with which the Arameans had smitten him at Ramah, when he fought against Ḥaza’ĕl sovereign of Aram. Then Aḥazyahu son of Yehoram, the sovereign of Yehuḏah, went down to see Yoram son of Aḥaḇ in Yizreʽĕl, for he was sick.

Smite the wicked generation of Strongmen (Power in high places)

(2Ki 9:1) And Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets, and said to him, “Gird your loins and take this flask of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth Gilʽaḏ. (2Ki 9:2) “And you shall go there and look there for Yĕhu son of Yehoshaphat, son of Nimshi, and go in and make him rise up from among his brothers, and take him to an inner room, (2Ki 9:3) “and take the flask of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, ‘Thus said יהוה, “I have anointed you sovereign over Yisra’ĕl.” ’ Then you shall open the door and flee, and do not wait.” (2Ki 9:4) So the young man – the young man the prophet – went to Ramoth Gilʽaḏ, (2Ki 9:5) and came in and saw the commanders of the army sitting. And he said, “I have a message for you, O commander.” And Yĕhu said, “For which one of us?” And he said, “For you, commander.” (2Ki 9:6) And he rose up and went into the house. He poured the oil on his head, and said to him, “Thus said יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, ‘I have anointed you sovereign over the people of יהוה, over Yisra’ĕl. (2Ki 9:7) ‘And you shall smite the house of Aḥaḇ your master, and I shall avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of יהוה, at the hand of Izeḇel (Jezebel). (2Ki 9:8) And all the house of Aḥaḇ shall perish. And I shall cut off from Aḥaḇ all the males in Yisra’ĕl, both those shut up and those left at large. (2Ki 9:9) ‘And I shall give up the house of Aḥaḇ like the house of Yaroḇʽam son of Neḇat, and like the house of Baʽasha son of Aḥiyah. (2Ki 9:10) ‘And the dogs are going to eat Izeḇel in the portion of Yizreʽĕl, with none to bury her.’ ” Then he opened the door and fled. (2Ki 9:11) And Yĕhu came out to the servants of his master, and one said to him, “Is there peace? Why did this madman come to you?” And he said to them, “You know the man and his talk.” (2Ki 9:12) And they said, “A lie! Reveal it to us now.” So he said, “Thus and thus he spoke to me, saying, ‘Thus said יהוה, “I have anointed you sovereign over Yisra’ĕl.” ’ ” (2Ki 9:13) and they hurried, and each one took his garment and put it under him on the top of the steps. And they blew a ram’s horn, saying, “Yĕhu reigns!” (2Ki 9:14) Thus Yĕhu son of Yehoshaphat, son of Nimshi, conspired against Yoram – now Yoram had been guarding Ramoth Gilʽaḏ, he and all Yisra’ĕl, against Ḥaza’ĕl sovereign of Aram. (2Ki 9:15) But Sovereign Yehoram had returned to Yizreʽĕl to recover from the wounds with which the Arameans had smitten him when he fought with Ḥaza’ĕl sovereign of Aram – Yĕhu now said, “If this is your desire, let no one leave or escape from the city to go and make it known in Yizreʽĕl!” (2Ki 9:16) And Yĕhu rode in a chariot and went to Yizreʽĕl, for Yoram was laid up there. And Aḥazyah sovereign of Yehuḏah had come down to see Yoram.

Wickedness will be expelled that there may be real peace. For “THEY” say peace, peace, and sudden destruction comes upon “THEM” and “THEY” will not escape!

(Judgment determined for the Jezebels of this age- even secretaries of states and the wealthy?)

(2Ki 9:17) And a watchman stood on the tower in Yizreʽĕl, and he saw the company of Yĕhu as he came, and said, “I see a company of men.” And Yehoram said, “Get a horseman and send him to meet them, and let him say, ‘Is there peace?’ ” (2Ki 9:18) and the horseman went to meet him, and said, “Thus said the sovereign, ‘Is there peace?’ ” And Yĕhu said, “What have you to do with peace? Turn around and follow me.” And the watchman spoke, saying, “The messenger went to them, but is not coming back.” (2Ki 9:19) Then he sent out a second horseman who came to them, and said, “Thus said the sovereign, ‘Is there peace?’ ” And Yĕhu answered, “What have you to do with peace? Turn around and follow me.” (2Ki 9:20) And the watchman spoke, saying, “He went up to them and is not coming back. And the driving is like the driving of Yĕhu son of Nimshi, for he drives madly!” (2Ki 9:21) Then Yehoram said, “Hitch up.” And his chariot was hitched up. And Yehoram sovereign of Yisra’ĕl and Aḥazyahu sovereign of Yehuḏah went out, each in his chariot. And they went out to meet Yĕhu, and met him on the portion of Naḇoth the Yizreʽĕlite. (2Ki 9:22) And it came to be, when Yehoram saw Yĕhu, that he said, “Is there peace, Yĕhu?” But he answered, “What peace, as long as the whorings of your mother Izeḇel and her witchcraft are so many?(2Ki 9:23) Thereupon Yehoram turned his hands around and fled, and said to Aḥazyahu, “Treachery, O Aḥazyah!” (2Ki 9:24) And Yĕhu drew his bow and shot Yehoram between his arms. And the arrow came out at his heart, and he sank down in his chariot. (2Ki 9:25) And Yĕhu said to Biḏqar his officer, “Take him up, and throw him into the portion of the field of Naḇoth the Yizreʽĕlite. Remember how you and I were riding together behind Aḥaḇ his father, and יהוה lifted up this pronouncement against him: (2Ki 9:26) ‘Have I not seen the blood of Naḇoth and the blood of his sons last night?’ declares יהוה. ‘And I shall repay you in this portion,’ declares יהוה. And now, take up throw him on the portion, according to the word of יהוה.” (2Ki 9:27) And Aḥazyah sovereign of Yehuḏah saw this and fled up the way to Bĕyth Haggan. And Yĕhu pursued him, and said, “Smite him, him too, in the chariot,” at the ascent to Gur, which is by Yiḇleʽam. And he fled to Meḡiddo, and died there. (2Ki 9:28) Then his servants conveyed him in the chariot to Yerushalayim, and buried him in his tomb with his father’s in the City of Dawiḏ. (2Ki 9:29) And in the eleventh year of Yoram son of Aḥaḇ, Aḥazyah began to reign over Yehuḏah. (2Ki 9:30) And Yĕhu came to Yizreʽĕl, and Izeḇel heard of it. And she put paint on her eyes and adorned her head, and looked through a window. (2Ki 9:31) And as Yĕhu came to the gate, she said, “Is it peace, Zimri, slayer of your master?” (2Ki 9:32) And he lifted up his face to the window and said, “Who is with me? Who?” And two, three eunuchs looked down to him. (2Ki 9:33) And he said, “Throw her down.” And they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses, and he trampled her under foot. (2Ki 9:34) And he went in, and he ate and drank, and said, “Go now, see to this cursed one, and bury her, for she was a sovereign’s daughter.” (2Ki 9:35) So they went to bury her, but all they found of her was the skull and the feet and the palms of the hands. (2Ki 9:36) And they came back and informed him. And he said, “This is the word of יהוה, which He spoke by His servant Ěliyahu the Tishbite, saying, ‘In the portion of Yizreʽĕl dogs are going to eat the flesh of Izeḇel, (2Ki 9:37) and the corpse of Izeḇel shall be as dung on the surface of the field, in the portion of Yizreʽĕl, so that they do not say, “This is Izeḇel.” ’ ”

Loved One, may YHWH bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you. May He lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace, from the SAR Shalom, the Prince of Peace- Yahshua Messiah! May YHWH direct, provide, protect and deliver you and your loved ones in the trials and testing ahead. May every thought you have be brought to obedience of Messiah Yahshua, that the words of your mouth and the meditations of your heart are pleasing in His sight. May you diligently seek YHWH while He may be found that you know He is a rewarder of those that seek Him diligently!

Shalom to your home,


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