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Thanksgiving in the USA is approaching, and it is indeed a refreshing time to be with loved ones. Sadly, some of the true meaning of this set apart day has eroded over the years to arm chair football coaching, parades and overeating, and that is not all together bad- as it is a much needed refuge- albeit short; from the advancing change we cannot really live with. The somber tone of the economic nightmare approaching us is a reminder to many, and a solid draw for others to celebrate this holiday considering the real intention of the first Pilgrims- who were indeed thankful that they survived the harsh times- giving thanks to Yahweh (God) for His goodness, provision and mercy. It is like a slap in the face when you realize that the world is indeed out of control and decisions by elected officials seem insane. What really seems to happening is that soon our trusted money “god” will be dethroned, and we will learn to trust in our true provision by our soon coming King for this “false weights and measures” system will be dethroned worldwide! Can we really learn how to worship and give thanks (Thanksgiving) when we have no apparent means? It certainly won’t be a natural response, but will require a determined decision to draw near to the Creator. (Psa 18:46) יהוה (Yahweh) lives! And blessed is my Rock! And exalted is the Elohim of my deliverance, (Psa 18:47) The Ěl who avenges me, and He humbles the peoples under me; (Psa 18:48) My deliverer from my enemies. You lift me up above those who rise against me; you deliver me from a man of violence. (Psa 18:49) Therefore I give thanks to you, O יהוה, among nations, and I sing praise to your Name… (Psa 100:4) Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His Name. (Psa 100:5) For יהוה is good; His kindness is everlasting, And His truth, to all generations. (Psa 37:22) For His blessed ones inherit the earth, but those cursed by Him are cut off. (Psa 37:23) The steps of a man are ordered by יהוה, And He delights in his way. (Psa 37:24) Though he falls, he is not cast down, for יהוה is supporting his hand. (Psa 37:25) I have been young, and now I am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, or his seed begging bread. (Psa 37:27) Turn away from evil, and do well; and dwell forever.

Let’s quickly look at what is planned for promised change by the One World elite who own our banking systems- the 13(?) families who own the Federal Reserve Corporation. The reality is; even the name is misleading; for it is neither federal; nor is there any reserve. For more reality see; and; and lastly You may be wondering why I am addressing this just now. Ben Bernanke, current Chairman for the Federal Reserve Bank was in Europe on Friday addressing the European Central Bank. What he spoke was the need for globally balancing the world economies; as he petitioned them to accept his plan of raising up emerging nations currencies against the USA economy by his multi-billion dollar printing “Stimulus”. Of course, the Germans remember what that did to their economies throughout history- guaranteed hyper inflation, chaos and poverty. The twenty or so countries they consider “emerging” will have a tremendous revaluation upwards of their currencies while the USA will devalue. Economics 101 reveals; it is simply more dollars chasing the same goods and services and that means dollars worth less and less until they are worthless. The major problem with revaluation process is that they are creating value, once again out of thin air, while in reality; if the value of their currencies is unsustainable, the world will shortly reject them. I give them under six months for that realization to manifest. This will mean worldwide economic problems, which will indeed affect everyone on Planet Earth. If this scenario is allowed, and I cannot see how anyone can stop them, it would be wise to move to high ground so to speak, by becoming self-sufficient and converting what would soon become worthless dollars into usable assets such as land, seeds, water purifiers etc. German history of using German marks for wallpaper due to hyper-inflation and in lesser degree USA Great Depression should give us ample instructions. Fear not, but do make some thought out and prayerful decisions- rather than denial; which I remind you, is not a river in Egypt. THINK!

Once again let’s think- here’s the last days assembly who think they are rich!

(Rev 3:14) “And to the messenger (angel) of the assembly in Laodikeia write, ‘The Amĕn, the Trustworthy and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of Elohim, 1 says this: Footnote: 1Col. 1:15, Heb. 1:6. (Rev 3:15) I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would that you were cold or hot. (Rev 3:16) “So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am going to vomit you out of my mouth. (Rev 3:17) Because you say, ‘Rich I am, and I am made rich, and need none at all,’ and do not know that you are wretched, and pitiable, and poor, and blind, and naked. (Rev 3:18) I advise you to buy from me gold refined in the fire,1 (faith) so that you become rich; and white garments (Set-apart-purity with robes of righteousness from DOING the works of Yahshua), so that you become dressed, so that the shame of your nakedness might not be shown; and anoint your eyes with ointment, so that you see. (Many have been blinded by the god of this world and are fast asleep on their way to a terrible fate of hells eternal flames! Remember the gates of hell will not prevail against us who pray and only believe for loved ones!) Footnote: 1Ps. 19:10, Ps. 119:72 & 127, Prov. 30:5. (Rev 3:19) As many as I love, I reprove and discipline. So be ardent and repent. (Rev 3:20) “See, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I shall come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. (Rev 3:21)To him who overcomes I shall give to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. (Rev 3:22) “He, who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.”

Our money (Even gold and silver) will not deliver us in the Day of the Lord! THINK!

(Eze 7:14) ‘They have blown the trumpet and all is prepared, but no one goes to battle, for my wrath is on its entire crowd. (Eze 7:15) The sword is outside, and the pestilence and the scarcity of food inside. He who is in the field dies by the sword, and he who is in a city, scarcity of food and pestilence devour him, (Eze 7:16) while they who escape of them shall escape and be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, each for his crookedness. (Eze 7:17) ‘All hands go limp, and all knees become as water. (Eze 7:18) ‘And they shall gird on sackcloth, and be covered with trembling. And shame shall be on every face, and baldness on all their heads. (Eze 7:19) They throw their silver into the streets, and their gold becomes as filth. Their silver and their gold is unable to deliver them in the day of the wrath of יהוה. (The Day of the Lord) They do not satisfy their appetite, nor fill their stomachs, because it has been their stumbling-block of crookedness.

With the requirement to think firmly planted, let’s turn to our Torah study.

Here are this week’s Torah Scriptures: Lech “Go Out”

Genesis 12:1-17:27; Isaiah 40:27-41:16; Romans 4:1-25

Abraham is not just Judah as most Jewish quote- it is all who are grafted in by faith in Yahshua! (Gal 3:28) There is not Yehuḏite or Greek, there is not slave nor free, there is not male and female, for you are all one in Messiah יהושע. (Gal 3:29) And if you are of Messiah, then you are seed of Aḇraham and heirs according to promise.

Blessed to be a blessing! Note Abraham obeyed YHWH and it was counted as righteousness!

(Gen 12:1) And יהוה said to Aḇram, “Go yourself out of your land, from your relatives and from your father’s house, to a land which I show you. (Gen 12:2) “And I shall make you a great nation, and bless you and make your name great, and you shall be a blessing! (Gen 12:3) And I shall bless those who bless you, and curse him who curses you. And in you all the clans of the earth shall be blessed.” (Gen 12:4) So, Aḇram left, as יהוה had commanded him and Lot went with him. And Aḇram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Ḥaran. (Gen 12:5) And Aḇram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the beings that they had acquired in Ḥaran, and they set out for the land of Kenaʽan. And they came to the land of Kenaʽan. (Gen 12:6) And Aḇram passed through the land to the place of Sheḵem, as far as the terebinth tree of Moreh. At that time the Kenaʽanites were in the land. (Gen 12:7) And יהוה appeared to Aḇram and said, “To your seed I give this land.” And he built there an altar to יהוה, who had appeared to him. (Gen 12:8) And from there he moved to the mountain east of Bĕyth Ěl, and he pitched his tent, with Bĕyth Ěl on the west and Ai on the east. And he built there an altar to יהוה, and called on the Name of יהוה. (Gen 12:9) And Aḇram set out, continuing toward the South. (Gen 12:10) And a scarcity of food came to be in the land, and Aḇram went down to Mitsrayim to dwell there, for the scarcity of food was severe in the land. (Gen 12:11) And it came to be, when he was close to entering Mitsrayim, that he said to Sarai his wife, “See, I know that you are a fair woman to look at. (Gen 12:12) “And it shall be, when the Mitsrites see you, that they shall say, ‘This is his wife.’ And they shall kill me, but let you live. (Gen 12:13) “Please say you are my sister, so that it shall be well with me for your sake, and my life be spared because of you.” (Gen 12:14) And it came to be, when Aḇram came into Mitsrayim, that the Mitsrites saw the woman, that she was very fair. (Gen 12:15) And Pharaoh’s officials saw her and praised her before Pharaoh, and the woman was taken to Pharaoh’s house. (Gen 12:16) And he treated Aḇram well for her sake, and he had sheep, and cattle, and male donkeys, and male and female servants, and female donkeys, and camels. (Gen 12:17) But יהוה plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Aḇram’s wife. (Gen 12:18) And Pharaoh called Aḇram and said, “What is this you have done to me? Why did you not inform me that she was your wife? (Gen 12:19) “Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’? And so I was going to take her for my wife. Look, here is your wife, take her and go.” (Gen 12:20) And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him, and they sent him away, with his wife and all that he had.

Deuteronomy 8:18 is already in effect here as YHWH confirms His covenant!

(Gen 13:1) And Aḇram went up from Mitsrayim into the South, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him. (Gen 13:2) And Aḇram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. (Gen 13:3) And he went on his journey from the South as far as Bĕyth Ěl, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bĕyth Ěl and Ai, (Gen 13:4) to the place of the altar which he had made there at first. And there Aḇram called on the Name of יהוה. (Gen 13:5) Now Lot, who went with Aḇram, also had flocks and herds and tents. (Gen 13:6) And the land was not able to bear them that they might dwell together, for their possessions were great, so that they could not dwell together. (Gen 13:7) And there was strife between the herdsmen of Aḇram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. And at that time the Kenaʽanites and the Perizzites dwelt in the land. (Gen 13:8) Then Aḇram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers. (Gen 13:9) “Is not all the land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I go to the left.” (Gen 13:10) And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of the Yardĕn, that it was well watered everywhere – before יהוה destroyed Seḏom and Amorah – like the garden of יהוה, like the land of Mitsrayim as you go toward Tsoʽar. (Gen 13:11) So Lot chose for himself all the plain of the Yardĕn, and Lot moved east. Thus they separated from each other, (Gen 13:12) Aḇram dwelling in the land of Kenaʽan, and Lot dwelling in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent as far as Seḏom. (Gen 13:13) But the men of Seḏom were evil and sinned before יהוה, exceedingly so. (Gen 13:14) And after Lot had separated from him, יהוה said to Aḇram, “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, (Gen 13:15) for all the land which you see I shall give to you and your seed forever. (Gen 13:16) “And I shall make your seed as the dust of the earth, so that, if a man could count the dust of the earth, then your seed also could be counted. (Gen 13:17) “Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.” (Gen 13:18) So Aḇram moved his tent, and went and dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamrĕ, which are in Ḥeḇron, and built an altar there to יהוה.

Obey YHWH and recapture all- disobey-be captured/ taken away! (Hint believer)

(Gen 14:1) And it came to be in the days of Amraphel sovereign of Shinʽar, Aryoḵ sovereign of Ellasar, Keḏorlaʽomer sovereign of Ěylam, and Tiḏʽal sovereign of Goyim, (Gen 14:2) that they fought against Bera sovereign of Seḏom, Birsha sovereign of Amorah, Shinaḇ sovereign of Aḏmah, Shem’ĕḇer sovereign of Tseḇoyim, and the sovereign of Bela, that is Tsoʽar. (Gen 14:3) All these joined together in the Valley of Siddim, that is the Salt Sea. (Gen 14:4) Twelve years they served Keḏorlaʽomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. (Gen 14:5) And in the fourteenth year Keḏorlaʽomer and the sovereigns that were with him came and smote the Repha’im in Ashteroth Qarnayim, and the Zuzim in Ḥam, and the Ěmites in Shawĕh Qiryathayim, (Gen 14:6) and the Ḥorites in their mountain of Sĕʽir, as far as Ěl Paran, which is by the wilderness. (Gen 14:7) And they turned back and came to Ěn Mishpat, which is Qaḏĕsh, and smote all the country of the Amalĕqites, and also the Amorites who dwelt in Ḥatsetson Tamar. (Gen 14:8) And the sovereign of Seḏom, and the sovereign of Amorah, and the sovereign of Aḏmah, and the sovereign of Tseḇoyim, and the sovereign of Bela, that is Tsoʽar, went out and joined together in battle in the Valley of Siddim, (Gen 14:9) against Keḏorlaʽomer sovereign of Ěylam, and Tiḏʽal sovereign of Goyim, and Amraphel sovereign of Shinʽar, and Aryoḵ sovereign of Ellasar – four sovereigns against five. (Gen 14:10) And the Valley of Siddim had many tar pits. And the sovereigns of Seḏom and Amorah fled and fell there, and the remainder fled to the mountains. (Gen 14:11) And they took all the goods of Seḏom and Amorah, and all their food, and went away. (Gen 14:12) And they took Lot, Aḇram’s brother’s son who dwelt in Seḏom, and his goods, and left. (Gen 14:13) And one who had escaped came and informed Aḇram the Heḇrew, for he dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamrĕ the Amorite, brother of Eshkol and brother of Anĕr, and they had a covenant with Aḇram.

Tithes and Yahshua-

(Gen 14:14) And when Aḇram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. (Gen 14:15) And he and his servants divided against them by night, and smote them and pursued them as far as Ḥoḇah, which is on the left of Damascus. (Gen 14:16) So he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his brother Lot and his goods, as well as the women and the people. (Gen 14:17) And after his return from the defeat of Keḏorlaʽomer and the sovereigns who were with him, the sovereign of Seḏom came out to meet him at the Valley of Shawĕh, that is, the Sovereign’s Valley. (Gen 14:18) And Malkitseḏeq sovereign of Shalĕm brought out bread and wine. Now he was the priest of the Most High Ěl. (Gen 14:19) and he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Aḇram of the Most High Ěl, Possessor of the heavens and earth. (Gen 14:20) “And blessed be the Most High Ěl who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tenth of all. (Gen 14:21) And the sovereign of Seḏom said to Aḇram, “Give me the people, and take the goods for you.” (Gen 14:22) But Aḇram said to the sovereign of Seḏom, “I have lifted my hand to יהוה, the Most High Ěl, the Possessor of the heavens and earth, (Gen 14:23) not to take a thread or a sandal strap or whatever is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Aḇram rich,’ (Gen 14:24) except only what the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me: Anĕr, Eshkol, and Mamrĕ. Let them take their portion.”

Fear Not- YHWH is our shield and our reward is great- grafted into Abraham!

(Gen 15:1) After these events the word of יהוה came to Aḇram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Aḇram. I am your shield; your reward is exceedingly great.” (Gen 15:2) And Aḇram said, “Master יהוה, what would you give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliʽezer of Damascus?” (Gen 15:3) And Aḇram said, “See, You have given me no seed, and see, one born in my house is my heir!” (Gen 15:4) And see, the word of יהוה came to him, saying, “This one is not your heir, but he who comes from your own body is your heir.” (Gen 15:5) And He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward the heavens, and count the stars if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So are your seed.” (Gen 15:6) And he believed in יהוה, and He reckoned it to him for righteousness. (Gen 15:7) And He said to him, “I am יהוה, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.” (Gen 15:8) And he said, “Master יהוה, whereby do I know that I possess it?” (Gen 15:9) And He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, and a three-year-old female goat, and a three-year-old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” (Gen 15:10) And he took all these to Him and cut them in the middle, and placed each half opposite the other, but he did not cut the birds. (Gen 15:11) And the birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Aḇram drove them away. (Gen 15:12) And it came to be, when the sun was going down, and a deep sleep fell upon Aḇram, that see, a frightening great darkness fell upon him. (Gen 15:13) And He said to Aḇram, “Know for certain that your seed are to be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them, and they shall afflict them four hundred years. (Gen 15:14) “But the nation whom they serve I am going to judge, and afterward let them come out with great possessions. (Gen 15:15) “Now as for you, you are to go to your fathers in peace, you are to be buried at a good old age. (Gen 15:16) “Then, in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the crookedness of the Amorites is not yet complete.” (Gen 15:17) And it came to be, when the sun went down and it was dark that see, a smoking oven and a burning torch passing between those pieces. (Gen 15:18) On the same day יהוה made a covenant with Aḇram, saying, “I have given this land to your seed, from the river of Mitsrayim to the great river, the River Euphrates, (Gen 15:19) with the Qĕynite, and the Qenizzite, and the Qaḏmonite, (Gen 15:20) and the Ḥittite, and the Perizzite, and the Repha’im, (Gen 15:21) and the Amorite, and the Kenaʽanite, and the Girgashite, and the Yeḇusite.”

Doing our plan seems right in our eyes but the end leads to death! (Ishmael’s)

(Gen 16:1) And Sarai, Aḇram’s wife, had borne him no child. And she had a Mitsrite female servant whose name was Haḡar. (Gen 16:2) And Sarai said to Aḇram, “See, יהוה has kept me from bearing children. Please, go in to my female servant. It might be that I am built up by her.” And Aḇram listened to the voice of Sarai. (Gen 16:3) And Sarai, Aḇram’s wife, took Haḡar her female servant, the Mitsrite, and gave her to her husband Aḇram to be his wife, after Aḇram had dwelt ten years in the land of Kenaʽan. (Gen 16:4) And he went in to Haḡar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. (Gen 16:5) And Sarai said to Aḇram, “My wrong be upon you! I gave my female servant into your bosom. And when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. Let יהוה judge between you and me.” (Gen 16:6) And Aḇram said to Sarai, “See, your female servant is in your hand, do to her what is good in your eyes.” And Sarai treated her harshly, and she fled from her presence. (Gen 16:7) And the Messenger (Angel) of יהוה found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur, (Gen 16:8) and He said, “Haḡar, Sarai’s female servant, where have you come from, and where are you going?” And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of Sarai, my mistress.” (Gen 16:9) And the Messenger (Angel) of יהוה said to her, “Return to your mistress, and humble yourself under her hand.” (Gen 16:10) And the Messenger (Angel) of יהוה said to her, “I am going to increase your seed greatly, too numerous to be counted.” (Gen 16:11) And the Messenger (Angel) of יהוה said to her, “See, you are conceiving and bearing a son, and shall call his name Yishmaʽĕl, because יהוה has heard your affliction. (Gen 16:12) “And he is to be a wild man, his hand against every one and every one’s hand against him, and dwell over against all his brothers.” (Gen 16:13) And she called the Name of יהוה who spoke to her, “You are the Ěl who sees,” for she said, “Even here have I seen after Him who sees me?” (Gen 16:14) That is why the well was called be’ĕr Laḥai Ro’i, see, it is between Qaḏĕsh and Bereḏ. (Gen 16:15) And Haḡar bore Aḇram a son, and Aḇram called the name of his son, whom Haḡar bore, Yishmaʽĕl. (Gen 16:16) And Aḇram was eighty-six years old when Haḡar bore Yishmaʽĕl to Aḇram.

Covenant demands obedience-Yahshua’s definition of LOVE (See John 14:21)

Gen 17:1) And it came to be when Aḇram was ninety-nine years old, that יהוה appeared to Aḇram and said to him, “I am Ěl Shaddai – walk before me and be perfect (mature) 1. Footnote: 1Messiah gives the same command in Mt. 5:48. (Gen 17:2) “And I give my covenant between me and you, and shall greatly increase you.” (Gen 17:3) And Aḇram fell on his face, and Elohim spoke with him, saying, (Gen 17:4)As for me, look, my covenant is with you, and you shall become a father of many nations. (Gen 17:5) And no longer is your name called Aḇram, but your name shall be Aḇraham, because I shall make you a father of many nations. (Gen 17:6) “And I shall make you bear fruit exceedingly, and make nations of you, and sovereigns shall come from you. (Gen 17:7) “And I shall establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be Elohim to you and your seed after you. (Gen 17:8) “And I shall give to you and your seed after you the land of your sojournings, all the land of Kenaʽan, as an everlasting possession. And I shall be their Elohim.” (Gen 17:9) And Elohim said to Aḇraham, “As for you, guard my covenant, you and your seed after you throughout their generations. (Gen 17:10) “This is my covenant which you guard between me and you, and your seed after you: Every male child among you is to be circumcised. (Gen 17:11) “And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall become a sign of the covenant between me and you. (Gen 17:12) “And a son of eight days is circumcised by you, every male child in your generations, he who is born in your house or bought with silver from any foreigner who is not of your seed. (Gen 17:13) “He who is born in your house, and he who is bought with your silver, has to be circumcised. So shall my covenant be in your flesh, for an everlasting covenant. (Gen 17:14) “And an uncircumcised male child, who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, his life shall be cut off from his people – he has broken my covenant.” (Gen 17:15) And Elohim said to Aḇraham, “As for Sarai your wife, do not call her name Sarai, for Sarah is her name. (Gen 17:16) “And I shall bless her and also give you a son by her. And I shall bless her, and she shall become nations – sovereigns of peoples are to be from her.” (Gen 17:17) And Aḇraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Is a child born to a man who is a hundred years old? Or is Sarah, who is ninety years old, to bear a child?” (Gen 17:18) And Aḇraham said to Elohim, “Oh, let Yishmaʽĕl live before you!” (Gen 17:19) And Elohim said, “No, Sarah your wife is truly bearing a son to you, and you shall call his name Yitsḥaq. And I shall establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and with his seed after him. (Gen 17:20) “And as for Yishmaʽĕl, I have heard you. See, I shall bless him, and shall make him bear fruit, and greatly increase him. He is to bring forth twelve princes, and I shall make him a great nation. (Gen 17:21) “But my covenant I establish with Yitsḥaq, whom Sarah is to bear to you at this set time next year.” (Gen 17:22) And when He had ended speaking with him, Elohim went up from Aḇraham. (Gen 17:23) And Aḇraham took Yishmaʽĕl his son, and all those born in his house and all those bought with his silver, every male among the men of Aḇraham’s house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskins that same day, as Elohim told him. (Gen 17:24) And Aḇraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. (Gen 17:25) And Yishmaʽĕl his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. (Gen 17:26) Aḇraham and his son Yishmaʽĕl were circumcised that same day. (Gen 17:27) And all the men of his house, born in the house or bought with silver from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.

Wait on and draw close to YHWH and be renewed in seasons of refreshing!

(Isa 40:27) Why do you say, O Yaʽaqoḇ, and speak, O Yisra’ĕl, “My way is hidden from יהוה, and my rights are overlooked by my Elohim”? (Isa 40:28) Did you not know? Have you not heard? The everlasting Elohim, יהוה, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. (Isa 40:29) He gives power to the faint, and to those who have no might He increases strength. (Isa 40:30) Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men stumble and fall, (Isa 40:31) but those who wait on יהוה renew their strength, they raise up the wing like eagles, they run and are not weary, they walk and do not faint. (Isa 41:1) “Be silent before me, you coastlands, and let peoples renew their power! Let them come near, and then let them speak. Let us come together for right-ruling. (Isa 41:2) “Who rose up the righteous one from the east, called him to His foot, gave the nations before him, and made sovereigns submit to him? He gave them as the dust to his sword, as driven stubble to his bow. (Isa 41:3) “He pursued them, passed over in safety, by a path that he had not gone with his feet. (Isa 41:4) “Who has performed and done this and called the generations from the beginning?” ‘I, יהוה, am the first, and with the last I am He.’ ” (Isa 41:5) Coastlands see it and fear, the ends of the earth are afraid – they draw near and come. (Isa 41:6) Everyone helps his neighbor, and says to his brother, “Be strong!” (Isa 41:7) And the craftsman encourages the goldsmith, the one who smoothes with the hammer inspires him who strikes the anvil, saying of the joining, “It is good.” And he fastens it with nails, so it does not totter. (Isa 41:8) “But you, Yisra’ĕl, are my servant, Yaʽaqoḇ, whom I have chosen, the descendants of Aḇraham my friend, (Isa 41:9) whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest parts, and said to you, ‘you are my servant, I have chosen you and have not rejected you. (Isa 41:10) Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not look around, for I am your Elohim. I shall strengthen you, I shall also help you, I shall also uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.’ (Isa 41:11) “See, all those who raged against you are ashamed and blush, they are as non-existent. And the men who strive with you perish. (Isa 41:12) “You seek them but do not find them, those who struggle with you. Those who fight you are as non-existent, as naught. (Isa 41:13) “For I, יהוה your Elohim, am holding your right hand, saying to you, ‘Do not fear, I shall help you.’ (Isa 41:14) Do not fear- you worm Yaʽaqob you men of Yisra’ĕl! I shall help you,” declares יהוה and your Redeemer, the Set-apart One of Yisra’ĕl. (Isa 41:15) “See, I shall make you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth, let you thresh mountains and beat them small, and make hills like chaff. (Isa 41:16) “You winnow them, the wind lifts them up, and the whirlwind scatters them; but you, you rejoice in יהוה, and boast in the Set-apart One of Yisra’ĕl.

Not by flesh- by covenant promise of believing! (If you really believe you will obey!)

(Rom 4:1) What, then, shall we say Aḇraham our father, to have found, according to the flesh? (Rom 4:2) For if Aḇraham was declared right by works, he has ground for boasting, but not before Elohim. (Rom 4:3) For what does the Scripture say? “Aḇraham believed Elohim, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness.”1 Footnote: 1Gen. 15:6, Gen. 17:1 and 26:5. (Rom 4:4) And to him who is working, the reward is not reckoned as a favor but as a debt. (Rom 4:5) And to him who is not working but believes (faith-trust) on Him who is declaring right the wicked, his belief is reckoned for righteousness, (Rom 4:6) even as Dawiḏ also says of the blessedness of the man to whom Elohim reckons righteousness without works: (Rom 4:7) “Blessed are those whose lawlessness are forgiven, and whose sins are covered, (Rom 4:8) blessed is the man to whom יהוה shall by no means reckon sin.” (Rom 4:9) Is this blessing then upon the circumcised only, or also upon the uncircumcised? For we affirm: Belief (faith-trust) was reckoned unto Aḇraham for righteousness. (Rom 4:10) How then was it reckoned? Being in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. (Rom 4:11) And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the belief (faith-trust) while in uncircumcision, for him to be a father of all those believing through uncircumcision, for righteousness to be reckoned to them also, (Rom 4:12) and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of the belief which our father Aḇraham had in uncircumcision. (Rom 4:13) For the promise that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Aḇraham or to his seed through the Torah, but through a righteousness of belief (faith-trust). (Rom 4:14) For if those who are of the Torah are heirs, belief (faith-trust) has been made useless, and the promise has been nullified, (Rom 4:15) for the Torah works out wrath, for where there is no Torah there is no transgression. (Rom 4:16) On account of this it is of belief (faith-trust), that it be according to favor, for the promise to be made certain to all the seed, not only to those who are of the Torah, but also to those who are of the belief (faith-trust) of Aḇraham, who is father of us all – (Rom 4:17) as it has been written, “I have made you a father of many nations” – in the presence of Him whom he believed, even Elohim, who gives life to the dead and calls that which does not exist as existing, (Rom 4:18) who against all expectation did believe (faith-trust), in expectation, so that he should become father of many nations, according to what was said, “So shall your seed be.” (Rom 4:19) And not having grown weak in belief (faith-trust), he did not consider his own body, already dead, being about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb, (Rom 4:20) he did not hesitate about the promise of Elohim through unbelief, but was strengthened in belief, giving esteem to Elohim, (Rom 4:21) and being completely persuaded that what He had promised He was also able to do. (Rom 4:22) Therefore also “it was reckoned to him for righteousness.” (Rom 4:23) And not because of him alone was it written that it was reckoned to him, (Rom 4:24) but also because of us, to whom it shall be reckoned, to us who believe in Him who raised up יהושע our Master from the dead, (Rom 4:25) who was delivered up because of our trespasses, and was raised for us to be declared right.

Loved One, that reminder that the action of believing (faith-trust) is the ONLY way we are delivered from every scheme of hell and hasatan’s hordes! We are not delivered (saved, healed and made whole) by actions or deed only; but actions and deeds will accompany those that really believe what Yahshua says here. (John 14:11) “Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me, otherwise believe me because of the works themselves. (John 14:12) “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me, the works that I do he shall do also. And greater works than these he shall do, because I go to my Father. (John 14:13) Whatever you ask in my Name: that I shall do; in order that the Father might be esteemed in the Son. (John 14:14) “If you ask whatever in my Name, I shall do it. (John 14:15) “If you love me, you shall guard my commands.1 Footnote: 1See Ex. 20:6, vv. 21&23, 1 John 5:2-3, 2 John v. 6. (John 14:16) “And I shall ask the Father, and He shall give you another Helper, to stay with you forever – (John 14:17) the Spirit of the Truth, whom the world is unable to receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, for He stays with you and shall be in you. (John 14:18) “I shall not leave you orphans – I am coming to you. (John 14:19) “Yet a little while, and the world no longer sees me, but you shall see me, because I live, and you shall live. (John 14:20) “In that day you shall know that I am in my Father and you in me, and I in you. (John 14:21) He who possesses my commands and guards (keeps-obeys-actions) them, it is he who loves me. And he who loves me shall be loved by my Father, and I shall love him and manifest myself to him.”

(Jas 2:19) You believe that Elohim is one. You do well. The demons also believe – and shudder! (Jas 2:20) But do you wish to know, O foolish man, that the belief without the works is dead? (Jas 2:21) Was not Aḇraham our father declared right by works when he offered Yitsḥaq his son on the altar? (Jas 2:22) Do you see that the belief was working with his works, and by the works the belief was perfected? (Jas 2:23) And the Scripture was filled which says, “Aḇraham believed Elohim, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness.” And he was called, “Elohim’s friend.” (Jas 2:24) You see, then, that a man is declared right by works, and not by belief alone. (Jas 2:25) In the same way, was not Raḥaḇ the whore also declared right by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? (Jas 2:26) For as the body without the spirit is dead, so also the belief (faith- action) (Jas 2:19) you believe that Elohim is one. You do well. The demons also believe – and shudder! Thanks so much for your prayers for us loved ones; they are cherished and much appreciated. May YHWH direct your path!

Shalom to your home loved one,

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