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December 31, 2011

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Some have asked why we are on a different schedule of the Torah Cycle than the mainstream and the Orthodox. For me it is about restoration of all things- which sometimes means walking alone. I start over annually when YHWH’s year starts over; this is not to say that I am correct and others are wrong at all, I just happen to believe we will never challenge our older brother Judah by following his traditions. I expect he will only be moved by our obedience to His Torah (Words of Scripture) and seeing YHWH’s signs and wonders that follow our obedience- as this week’s Torah portion clearly portrays!

Today in our review; let’s address who will do the works of the Father according to Scripture. (Or who should be!) (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. (IT’S THOSE THAT LOVE HIM- HE describes what is expected!) (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 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.”

Are we willing (yet) to die to ourselves and live in Him? It’s our call now…

(Isa 1:18)  Come now, and let us reason together,” says יהוה. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. (Isa 1:19)  “If you submit and obey (willing and obedient), you shall eat the good of the land; (Isa 1:20) but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword,” the mouth of יהוה has spoken.
We must become LESS that He may become MORE of us! As we receive the engrafted Word of Life by submitting (receiving) - we become DOERS of the Word and not hearers only! We change and become more like our King and Savior. Then we are not so easily deceived. (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 hands, sinners. And cleanse the hearts, you double-minded! This shows our maturity as we yield our tongues to the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) and He directs us. As He directs us more and more we can become more assured of our destiny and purpose and FEAR NOT!

Still got a Christmas tree? Obedience is still better than all our sacrifices- Do we want to avoid Him rejecting us? Come out from her my people OR partake in her plagues…

(1Sa 15:22)  Then Shemu’ĕl said, “Does יהוה delight in burnt offerings and slaughterings, as in obeying the voice of יהוה? Look, to obey is better than an offering, to heed is better than the fat of rams. (1Sa 15:23)  “For rebellion is as the sin of divination (witchcraft), and stubbornness is as wickedness and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of יהוה, He also does reject you as sovereign.”

Let’s not our customs be worthless before YHWH!

(Jeremiah 10:1)  Hear the word which יהוה speaks to you, O house of Yisra’ĕl. (Jeremiah 10:2)  Thus said יהוה, Do not learn the way of the gentiles (pagan-heathen), 1 and do not be awed by the signs of the heavens, for the gentiles are awed by them.2 Footnotes: 1Lev. 18:3, Dt. 12:30 & 18:9, Ezek. 11:12 & 20:32, Eph. 4:17, 1 Peter 4:3. 2Dt. 4:19 & 17:3. (Jeremiah 10:3) The prescribed customs of these peoples are worthless (VAIN), for one cuts a tree from the forest, work for the hands of a craftsman with a cutting tool. (Jeremiah 10:4)  “They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it does not topple.

How important is fleeing worthless traditions? Yahshua (Jesus) answers in our face so to speak- He never went against His Father- that would make Him disobedient and a sinner- He is the word, was the word, and will forever be the word- (Yes even at Mt Sinai) Let’s not be those who worship in VAIN!

Transgressing the traditions we inherited…

(Mat 15:2)  “Why do your taught ones transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” (Mat 15:3)  But He answering said to them, Why do you also transgress the command of Elohim1 because of your tradition? Footnote: 1See Mat. 5:20. (Mat 15:4) “Elohim has commanded, saying, ‘Respect your father and your mother,’ and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’ (Mat 15:5)  “But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me has been dedicated,” (Mat 15:6)  is certainly released from respecting his father or mother.’ So you have nullified the command of Elohim by your tradition. (Mat 15:7)  “Hypocrites; Yeshayahu rightly prophesied about you, saying, (Mat 15:8) ‘This people draw near to me with their mouth, and respect me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. (Mat 15:9)  But in vain do they worship me, teaching as teachings the commands of men.’ ”1 Footnote: 1Isa. 29:13, Mk. 7:7, 2 Ki. 17:19.

Why is it vain to worship Him NOT according to how He prescribes? Some of us thought we could worship like we thought was best or how our fathers of the faith taught us- hmm- perhaps we are of those that INHERITED LIES- Below He reminds us that simple obedience brings His miracles-

(This is written to us- the scattered sheep of Israel that Yahshua came to restore; US- you and I who are bought by the blood of the LAMB!)

(Jeremiah 16:19)  O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles (Scattered sheep of Israel you could not distinguish from the pagans and heathen) shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

Here is a foundation Scripture that Yahshua would never go against- He NEVER disobeyed His Father- He only did what He saw His Father do and spoke what His Father spoke. That’s what mankind always seems to do- get religion and start changing what He said- by adding to and taking away from what He said- this would include adding holidays (holy set apart days) that He never commanded and refusing to keep those holidays- set apart days- He commands!

(Deuteronomy 4:1)  “And now, O Yisra’ĕl, listen to the laws and the right-rulings which I am teaching you to do, so that you live, and shall go in and possess the land which יהוה Elohim of your fathers is giving you. (Deuteronomy 4:2)  Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it1, so as to guard the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I am commanding you. Footnote: 1See also 12:32, Prov. 30:6, Rev. 22:18-19. (Deuteronomy 4:3)  “Your eyes have seen what יהוה did at Baʽal Peʽor, for יהוה your Elohim has destroyed from your midst all the men who followed Baʽal Peʽor. (Deuteronomy 4:4)  “But you who are clinging to יהוה your Elohim are alive today, every one of you. (Deuteronomy 4:5)  “See, I have taught you laws and right-rulings, as יהוה my Elohim commanded me, to do thus in the land which you go to possess. (Deuteronomy 4:6)  “And you shall guard and do them, for this is your wisdom and your understanding before the eyes of the peoples who hear all these laws, and they shall say; ‘Only a wise and understanding people are this great nation!’ (Deuteronomy 4:7)  “For what great nation is there which has Elohim so near to it, as יהוה our Elohim is to us, whenever we call on Him? (Deuteronomy 4:8)  “And what great nation is there that has such laws and righteous right-rulings like all this Torah which I set before you this day? (Deuteronomy 4:9)  “Only, guard yourself, and guard your life diligently, lest you forget the Words your eyes have seen, and lest they turn aside from your heart all the days of your life. And you shall make them known to your children and your grandchildren.

Our tongue will direct our lives; IF we remain stubborn and not allow Him to control us- it will lead us to our guaranteed destruction! If we submit to His commands and words- we gain His SHALOM as He directs us! We become more like Him- Hallelu-YAH! He IS the Prince of Shalom! This is evident in the 2 spies GOOD REPORT (Yah’s word) VS the 10 spies Evil factual report in today’s Torah portion! Yes- especially for us today there are giants in the land but we will believe and SPEAK AGREEMENT WITH OUR KING!

(James 3:2)  For we all stumble in many matters. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect (mature) man, able also to bridle the entire body. (James 3:3)  Look, we put bits in the mouths of horses, for them to obey us, and we turn their body. (James 3:4)  Look at the ships too: although they are so big and are driven by strong winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot intends. (James 3:5)  So too the tongue is a little member, yet boasts greatly. See how a little fire kindles a great forest! (James 3:6)  And the tongue is a fire, the world of unrighteousness. Among our members the tongue is set, the one defiling the entire body, and setting on fire the wheel of life, and it is set on fire by Gehenna (Hell).

What are we speaking? What we speak will determine our results of our efforts. We must plant good
seeds with our words; and guard against speaking the facts. Facts may seem true, but they are not the TRUTH if they disagree with what YHWH has spoken about us and His promises to us! (2Co 4:18)  We are not looking on what is seen, but on what is not seen. For what is seen passes away (temporary-temporal), but what is not seen (the promise of Scripture you are standing upon and SPEAKING!) is everlasting.1 Footnote: 1See 5:7, and Rom. 8:24, Heb. 11:1 & 13. This agrees with what Yahshua says; that our words are spirit- if we agree with Him our words bring His results- if we agree with the facts and continue to speak our woes and dilemmas- we establish them against ourselves to hasatan’s glee!  (John 6:63)  It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and life. (John 6:64)  But there are some of you that believe not. For Yahshua (Jesus) knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who it was that should betray him.

 Perhaps we really should memorize some Scriptures and speak them over ourselves and our loved ones! I encourage you to do that as now is the time---

We need His Shalom (Peace) NOW! (If we find ourselves fearful watching world events unfurl perhaps we need to spend more time in the Scriptures getting to know more intimately our loving Creator who has ALL power and laughs at the wicked men raging against Him- He holds them in derision- not us who love Him and want to obey Him- Eyes focused on Him- FEAR NOT!

Here are this Week’s Torah Scriptures:  Hukkat “Ordinance

Numbers 19:1-22:1; Judges 11:1-33;  1 Corinthians 1:18-31 (Extended)

Hey- we also should keep our temples clean- who’s Temples we are!

(Numbers 19:1)  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon, saying, (Numbers 19:2)  “This is a law of the Torah which יהוה has commanded, saying, ‘Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, that they bring you a red heifer, a perfect one, in which there is no blemish and on which a yoke has never come. (Numbers 19:3)  ‘And you shall give it to Elʽazar the priest, and he shall bring it outside the camp, and shall slaughter it before him. (Numbers 19:4)  ‘And Elʽazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger, and sprinkle some of its blood seven times toward the front of the Tent of Meeting. (Numbers 19:5)  ‘And the heifer shall be burned before his eyes – he burns its hide, and its flesh, and its blood, and its dung. (Numbers 19:6)  ‘And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet, and throw them into the midst of the fire burning the heifer. (Numbers 19:7)  ‘The priest shall then wash his garments, and shall bathe his body in water, and afterward come into the camp, but the priest is unclean until evening. (Numbers 19:8)  ‘And he who is burning it washes his garments in water, and shall bathe his body in water, and is unclean until evening. (Numbers 19:9)  ‘And a clean man shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and shall place them outside the camp in a clean place. And they shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl for the water for uncleanness, it is for cleansing from sin. (Numbers 19:10)  ‘And he who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his garments, and is unclean until evening. And it shall be a law forever to the children of Yisra’ĕl and to the stranger who sojourns in their midst. (Numbers 19:11)  ‘He who touches the dead of any human being is unclean for seven days. (Numbers 19:12)  ‘He is to cleanse himself with the water on the third day, and on the seventh day he is clean. But if he does not cleanse himself on the third day, then on the seventh day he is not clean. (Numbers 19:13)  ‘Anyone who touches the dead of a human being, and does not cleanse himself, defiles the Dwelling Place of יהוה; that being shall be cut off from Yisra’ĕl. He is unclean, for the water for uncleanness was not sprinkled on him, his uncleanness is still upon him. (Numbers 19:14)  ‘This is the Torah when a man dies in a tent: All who come into the tent and all who are in the tent are unclean for seven days, (Numbers 19:15) and every open vessel which has no cover fastened on it is unclean. (Numbers 19:16)  ‘Anyone in the open field who touches someone slain by a sword or who has died, or a bone of a man, or a grave, is unclean for seven days. (Numbers 19:17)  ‘And for the unclean being they shall take some of the ashes of the heifer burnt for cleansing from sin, and running water shall be put on them in a vessel. (Numbers 19:18)  ‘And a clean man shall take hyssop and dip it in the water, and shall sprinkle it on the tent, and on all the vessels, and on the beings who were there, or on the one who touched a bone, or the slain, or the dead, or a grave. (Numbers 19:19)  ‘And the clean one shall sprinkle the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day. And on the seventh day he shall cleanse himself, and shall wash his garments and bathe in water, and shall be clean in the evening. (Numbers 19:20)  ‘But the man who is unclean and does not cleanse himself, that being shall be cut off from among the assembly, because he has defiled the set-apart place of יהוה – water for uncleanness has not been sprinkled on him, he is unclean. (Numbers 19:21)  ‘And it shall be a law for them forever. And the one who sprinkles the water for uncleanness washes his garments. And the one who touches the water for uncleanness is unclean until evening. (Numbers 19:22)  ‘And whatever the unclean being touches is unclean. And the being that touches it is unclean until evening.’ ”

Do we contend with Moses also? Note the humbleness of Moses and Aaron- rather than strike back with a curse for a curse- they intercede on their faces for those speaking against them and YHWH!

(Numbers 20:1) the children of Yisra’ĕl, all the congregation, came into the Wilderness of Tsin in the first month, and the people stayed in Qaḏĕsh. And Miryam died there and was buried there. (Numbers 20:2)  Now there was no water for the congregation and they assembled against Mosheh and against Aharon. (Numbers 20:3)  And the people contended with Mosheh and spoke, saying, “If only we had died when our brothers died before יהוה! (Numbers 20:4)  “Why have you brought up the assembly of יהוה into this wilderness, that we and our livestock should die here? (Numbers 20:5)  “And why have you brought us up out of Mitsrayim, to bring us to this evil place? – not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, and there is no water to drink.” (Numbers 20:6)  Then Mosheh and Aharon went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and they fell on their faces. And the esteem of יהוה appeared to them.

Please realize the “ROCK” represents Yahshua and can no longer be struck but spoken to! Here Moses makes a fatal error in his ange and frustrationrwe fight the good fight of FAITH and TRUST by what we SPEAK! (2Co 4:13)  But having the same spirit of belief, according to what has been written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak, (2Co 4:14)  knowing that He who raised up the Master יהושע shall also raise us up through יהושע, and shall present us with you. (1Ti 6:11)  But you, O man of Elohim, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, reverence, belief, love, endurance, meekness. (1Ti 6:12)  Fight the good fight of the belief (faith-trust), lay hold on everlasting life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession before many witnesses. A “good confession” is what we SPEAK! Disagreeing with YHWH allows judgment and the enemy of our souls to attack us for our agreement with the enemy. Note Aaron’s payment is with his life.

(Numbers 20:7)  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Numbers 20:8) “Take the rod and assemble the congregation, you and your brother Aharon. And you shall speak to the rock before their eyes, and it shall give its water. And you shall bring water for them out of the rock and give drink to the congregation and their livestock.” (Numbers 20:9)  And Mosheh took the rod from before יהוה as He commanded him. (Numbers 20:10)  And Mosheh and Aharon assembled the assembly before the rock. And he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels, shall we bring water for you out of this rock?” (Numbers 20:11)  Then Mosheh lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod. And much water came out, and the congregation and their livestock drank. (Numbers 20:12)  But יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon, “Because you did not believe me, to set me apart in the eyes of the children of Yisra’ĕl, therefore you do not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.” (Numbers 20:13)  These were the waters of Meriḇah, because the children of Yisra’ĕl contended with יהוה, and He was set apart among them. (Numbers 20:14)  And Mosheh sent messengers from Qaḏĕsh to the sovereign of Eḏom. “This is what your brother Yisra’ĕl said, ‘you know all the hardship that has befallen us, (Numbers 20:15) that our fathers went down to Mitsrayim, and we dwelt in Mitsrayim a long time, and the Mitsrites did evil to us and our fathers. (Numbers 20:16)  ‘And we cried out to יהוה, and He heard our voice and sent the Messenger and brought us up out of Mitsrayim. And see, we are in Qaḏĕsh, a city on the edge of your border. (Numbers 20:17)  ‘Please let us pass over, through your land. We shall not pass over through fields or vineyards, nor drink water from wells; we shall go along the sovereign’s highway. We shall not turn aside, right or left, until we have passed over your border.’ ” (Numbers 20:18) But Eḏom said to him, “You do not pass over through me, lest I come out against you with the sword.” (Numbers 20:19)  And the children of Yisra’ĕl said to him, “We shall go by the highway, and if I or my livestock drink any of your water, then I shall pay for it. Let me only pass over on foot, without a word.” (Numbers 20:20)  But he said, “You do not pass over.” And Eḏom came out against them with many men and with a strong hand. (Numbers 20:21)  So when Eḏom refused to let Yisra’ĕl pass over through his border, Yisra’ĕl turned away from him. (Numbers 20:22)  And the children of Yisra’ĕl, all the company, departed from Qaḏĕsh and came to Mount Hor. (Numbers 20:23) and יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon in Mount Hor near the border of the land of Eḏom, saying, (Numbers 20:24) “Aharon is to be gathered to his people, for he is not to enter the land which I have given to the children of Yisra’ĕl, because you rebelled against my mouth at the water of Meriḇah. (Numbers 20:25)  “Take Aharon and Elʽazar his son, and bring them up to Mount Hor, (Numbers 20:26)  and strip Aharon of his garments and put them on Elʽazar his son, for Aharon is to be gathered to his people and die there.” (Numbers 20:27)  And Mosheh did as יהוה commanded, and they went up to Mount Hor before the eyes of the entire congregation. (Numbers 20:28)  And Mosheh stripped Aharon of his garments and put them on Elʽazar his son. And Aharon died there on the top of the mountain. And Mosheh and Elʽazar came down from the mountain. (Numbers 20:29)  And when the entire congregation saw that Aharon was dead, all the house of Yisra’ĕl wept for Aharon, thirty days.

Remember the promise in Deuteronomy- IF we obey Him what people are there that YHWH listens to? He will hear us and destroy our enemies? Let’s agree and DO His words! Judgment (fiery serpents) is guaranteed on us if we do not obey Him!

 (Deuteronomy 4:7)  “For what great nation is there which has Elohim so near to it, as יהוה our Elohim is to us, whenever we call on Him? (Deuteronomy 4:8)  “And what great nation is there that has such laws and righteous right-rulings like all this Torah which I set before you this day? (Deuteronomy 4:9)  “Only, guard yourself, and guard your life diligently, lest you forget the Words your eyes have seen, and lest they turn aside from your heart all the days of your life.

(Numbers 21:1)  And the sovereign of Araḏ, the Kenaʽanite, who dwelt in the South, heard that Yisra’ĕl was coming on the way to Atharim, and he fought against Yisra’ĕl and took some of them captive. (Numbers 21:2)  Then Yisra’ĕl made a vow to יהוה, and said, “If you deliver this people into my hand indeed, then I shall put their cities under the ban.” (Numbers 21:3)  And יהוה listened to the voice of Yisra’ĕl and gave up the Kenaʽanites, and they put them and their cities under the ban. So the name of that place was called Ḥormah. (Numbers 21:4)  And they departed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Sea of Reeds, to go around the land of Eḏom. But the being of the people grew impatient because of the way. (Numbers 21:5)  And the people spoke against Elohim and against Mosheh, “Why have you brought us up out of Mitsrayim to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our being loathes this light bread.” (Numbers 21:6)  And יהוה sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people. And many of the people of Yisra’ĕl died. (Numbers 21:7)  Then the people came to Mosheh, and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against יהוה and against you. Pray to יהוה to take away the serpents from us.” So Mosheh prayed on behalf of the people. (Numbers 21:8)  And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole. And it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” (Numbers 21:9)  So Mosheh made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole. And it came to be, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived. (Numbers 21:10)  And the children of Yisra’ĕl set out and camped in Oḇoth. (Numbers 21:11)  And they departed from Oḇoth and camped at Iyĕ Ha-Aḇarim, in the wilderness which is east of Mo’aḇ, toward sunrise. (Numbers 21:12)  From there they set out and camped at the wadi Zereḏ. (Numbers 21:13)  From there they set out and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that extends from the border of the Amorites, for the Arnon is the border of Mo’aḇ, between Mo’aḇ and the Amorites. (Numbers 21:14)  Therefore it is said in the Book of the Battles of יהוה, “Wahĕḇ in Suphah, the wadi Arnon, (Numbers 21:15) and the slope of the wadi that turns aside to the dwelling of Ar, and lies on the border of Mo’aḇ.” (Numbers 21:16)  And from there on to Be’ĕr, which is the well where יהוה said to Mosheh, “Gather the people, and let me give them water.” (Numbers 21:17)  Yisra’ĕl then sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing to it, (Numbers 21:18) a well the leaders sank, which the nobles of the people dug with their staves, by the word of the Law-giver.” Then from the wilderness on to Mattanah, (Numbers 21:19) from Mattanah to Naḥali’ĕl, from Naḥali’ĕl to Bamoth, (Numbers 21:20) and from Bamoth, in the valley that is in the country of Mo’aḇ, to the top of Pisgah which looks down on the wasteland. (Numbers 21:21)  And Yisra’ĕl sent messengers to Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites, saying, (Numbers 21:22) “Let me pass through your land. We shall not turn off into fields or vineyards; we shall not drink water from wells, but go by the sovereign’s highway until we have passed over your border.” (Numbers 21:23)  But Siḥon would not allow Yisra’ĕl to pass through his border. So Siḥon gathered all his people together and went out against Yisra’ĕl in the wilderness, and he came to Yahats and fought against Yisra’ĕl. (Numbers 21:24)  And Yisra’ĕl smote him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Yabboq, as far as the children of Ammon, for the border of the children of Ammon was strong. (Numbers 21:25)  And Yisra’ĕl took all these cities, and Yisra’ĕl dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites – in Ḥeshbon and in all its villages, (Numbers 21:26) for Ḥeshbon was the city of Siḥon the sovereign of the Amorites, who had fought against the former sovereign of Mo’aḇ, and had taken all his land from his hand as far as the Arnon. (Numbers 21:27)  That is why those who speak in proverbs say, “Come to Ḥeshbon, let the city of Siḥon be built and established. (Numbers 21:28)  “For fire went out from Ḥeshbon, a flame from the city of Siḥon. It consumed Ar of Mo’aḇ, the masters of the heights of the Arnon. (Numbers 21:29)  “Woe to you, Mo’aḇ! You have perished, O people of Kemosh! He has given his sons as fugitives, and his daughters into captivity, to Siḥon the sovereign of the Amorites. (Numbers 21:30)  “Then we shot them – Ḥeshbon has perished as far as Diḇon. And we laid waste as far as Nophaḥ, which reaches to Mĕyḏeḇa.” (Numbers 21:31)  So Yisra’ĕl dwelt in the land of the Amorites. (Numbers 21:32)  And Mosheh sent to spy out Yaʽzĕr. And they took its villages and drove out the Amorites who were there, (Numbers 21:33) and turned and went up by the way to Bashan. And Oḡ sovereign of Bashan went out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Eḏreʽi. (Numbers 21:34) and יהוה said to Mosheh, “Do not fear him, for I have given him into your hand, with all his people and his land. And you shall do to him as you did to Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites, who dwelt at Ḥeshbon.” (Numbers 21:35)  And they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until no remnant was left to him. And they took possession of his land. (Numbers 22:1)  The children of Yisra’ĕl set out and camped in the desert plains of Mo’aḇ beyond the Yardĕn of Yeriḥo.

Where we come from does not determine our direction and YHWH’s plans for us! Often our hardships and obstacle develop us and our character. Why you may ask. We run to YHWH when hasatan attack us- someone once said- “If hasatan was half as smart as he thinks he is- he would leave us alone to our own prideful arrogance and we would go to hell”

(Judges 11:1) And Yiphtaḥ the Gilʽaḏite was a mighty brave one, but he was the son of a whore. And Gilʽaḏ brought forth Yiphtaḥ. (Judges 11:2)  And the wife of Gilʽaḏ bore sons. And when his wife’s sons grew up, they drove Yiphtaḥ out, and said to him, “You shall not have an inheritance in the house of our father, for you are the son of another woman.” (Judges 11:3)  And Yiphtaḥ fled from his brothers and dwelt in the land of Toḇ. And worthless men banded together with Yiphtaḥ and went out with him. (Judges 11:4)  And it came to be, sometime later, that the children of Ammon fought against Yisra’ĕl. (Judges 11:5)  And it came to be, when the children of Ammon fought against Yisra’ĕl, that the elders of Gilʽaḏ went to bring Yiphtaḥ out of the land of Toḇ. (Judges 11:6)  And they said to Yiphtaḥ, “Come and you shall be our commander, and let us fight against the children of Ammon.” (Judges 11:7)  But Yiphtaḥ said to the elders of Gilʽaḏ, “Did you not hate me, and drive me from my father’s house? Why have you come to me now when you are in trouble?” (Judges 11:8)  And the elders of Gilʽaḏ said to Yiphtaḥ, “That is the reason we have turned to you, that you shall go with us and fight against the children of Ammon, and be our head over all the inhabitants of Gilʽaḏ.” (Judges 11:9)  And Yiphtaḥ said to the elders of Gilʽaḏ, “If you take me back home to fight against the children of Ammon, and יהוה gives them to me, am I to be your head?” (Judges 11:10)  And the elders of Gilʽaḏ said to Yiphtaḥ, “יהוה is witness between us, if we do not do according to your words.” (Judges 11:11)  Then Yiphtaḥ went with the elders of Gilʽaḏ, and the people set him over them, as head and commander. And Yiphtaḥ spoke all his words before יהוה in Mitspah. (Judges 11:12)  And Yiphtaḥ sent messengers to the sovereign of the children of Ammon, saying, “What is between you and me that you have come to fight against me in my land?” (Judges 11:13)  And the sovereign of the children of Ammon said to the messengers of Yiphtaḥ, “Because Yisra’ĕl took my land when they came up out of Mitsrayim, from the Arnon as far as the Yabboq, and to the Yardĕn. And now, give back those lands in peace.” (Judges 11:14)  But Yiphtaḥ again sent messengers to the sovereign of the children of Ammon, (Judges 11:15) and said to him, “This is what Yiphtaḥ said, ‘Yisra’ĕl did not take the land of Mo’aḇ, nor the land of the children of Ammon. (Judges 11:16)  ‘For when they came up from Mitsrayim, and Yisra’ĕl walked through the wilderness as far as the Sea of Reeds and came to Qaḏĕsh, (Judges 11:17)  then Yisra’ĕl sent messengers to the sovereign of Eḏom, saying, “Please let me pass over, through your land.” But the sovereign of Eḏom would not listen. And they also sent to the sovereign of Mo’aḇ, but he refused, so Yisra’ĕl stayed at Qaḏĕsh. (Judges 11:18)  ‘Then they went through the wilderness and around the land of Eḏom and the land of Mo’aḇ, and came to the east side of the land of Mo’aḇ, and encamped beyond Arnon. But they did not enter the border of Mo’aḇ, for Arnon was the border of Mo’aḇ. (Judges 11:19)  ‘And Yisra’ĕl sent messengers to Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites, sovereign of Ḥeshbon, and Yisra’ĕl said to him, “Please let us pass over, through your land into our place.” (Judges 11:20)  ‘But Siḥon did not trust Yisra’ĕl to pass over through his border, and Siḥon gathered all his people together and they encamped in Yahats, and fought against Yisra’ĕl. (Judges 11:21)  ‘And יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl gave Siḥon and all his people into the hand of Yisra’ĕl and they smote them. So Yisra’ĕl took possession of all the land of the Amorites, the inhabitants of that land. (Judges 11:22)  ‘Thus they took possession of all the border of the Amorites, from Arnon to the Yabboq and from the wilderness to the Yardĕn. (Judges 11:23)  And now, יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl has driven out the Amorites from before His people Yisra’ĕl, should you then possess it? (Judges 11:24)  ‘Whatever Kemosh your mighty one gives you to possess, do you not possess it? And all that which יהוה our Elohim takes possession of before us, we possess. (Judges 11:25)  ‘And now are you any better than Balaq son of Tsippor, sovereign of Mo’aḇ? Did he ever strive against Yisra’ĕl? Did he ever fight against them? (Judges 11:26)  ‘While Yisra’ĕl dwelt in Ḥeshbon and its villages, and in Aroʽĕr and its villages, and in all the cities along the banks of Arnon, for three hundred years, why did you not recover them within that time? (Judges 11:27)  ‘So I have not sinned against you, but you are doing me evil by fighting against me. Let יהוה the Judge, judge today between the children of Yisra’ĕl and the children of Ammon.’ ” (Judges 11:28) But the sovereign of the children of Ammon did not listen to the words which Yiphtaḥ sent him. (Judges 11:29)  And the Spirit of יהוה came upon Yiphtaḥ, and he passed through Gilʽaḏ and Menashsheh, and passed through Mitspeh of Gilʽaḏ. And from Mitspeh of Gilʽaḏ he passed on toward the children of Ammon. (Judges 11:30)  And Yiphtaḥ made a vow to יהוה, and said, “If You give the children of Ammon into my hands, (Judges 11:31) then it shall be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall belong to יהוה, and I shall offer it up as a burnt offering.” (Judges 11:32)  Yiphtaḥ then passed on toward the children of Ammon to fight against them, and יהוה gave them into his hands. (Judges 11:33)  And he smote them from Aroʽĕr as far as Minnith, twenty cities, and to Aḇĕl Keramim, with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were humbled before the children of Yisra’ĕl.

Walking by the spirit (Words of promise) seems foolish to those who walk by the facts or flesh realm- but to us who believe (walking by faith and trust)- His words are the power to change the temporal facts and overcome the adversary! His words are POWER to overcome!

(1Co 1:18)  For the word of the stake is indeed foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of Elohim. (1Co 1:19)  It has been written, “I shall destroy the wisdom of the wise, and set aside the learning of the learned ones.”1 Footnote: 1Isa. 29:14, Mt. 11:25, Rom. 1:22.  (1Co 1:20)  Where is the wise? Where is the scholar? Where is the debater of this age? Has not Elohim made foolish the wisdom of this world? (1Co 1:21)  Since, in the wisdom of Elohim, the world through wisdom did not know Elohim, it pleased Elohim through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe. (1Co 1:22)  And since Yehuḏim ask a sign, and Greeks seek wisdom, (1Co 1:23) yet we proclaim Messiah impaled, to the Yehuḏim a stumbling-block and to the Greeks foolishness, (1Co 1:24) but to those who are called – both Yehuḏim and Greeks – Messiah the power of Elohim and the wisdom of Elohim. (1Co 1:25)  The foolishness of Elohim is wiser than men, and the weakness of Elohim is stronger than men. (1Co 1:26)  For look at your calling, brothers, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble. (1Co 1:27)  But Elohim has chosen the foolish matters of the world to put to shame the wise, and Elohim has chosen the weak of the world to put to shame the strong. (1Co 1:28)  And Elohim has chosen the low-born (yes even of a whore) of the world and the despised, and the ones that are not, that He might bring to naught the ones that are, (1Co 1:29) so that no flesh should boast in His presence. (1Co 1:30)  And of Him you are in Messiah יהושע, who became for us wisdom from Elohim, righteousness also, and set-apartness and redemption, (1Co 1:31) that, as it has been written, “He who boasts, let him boast in יהוה.”

My prayer for you loved one; and all your loved ones- is that you and I change all our boasting to boasting in Him- His love, mercy, and great power for us who believe! That we walk in kindness and offer a blessing for a curse, and pray for those that do all manner of evil against us- this is pleasing to the Father- that we produce much fruit that remains! Also; that we speak agreement with His promises in spite of the obvious facts. Thanks again for taking a moment to pray for me His wisdom and that He directs my footsteps and empowers me to produce fruit that remains and glorifies our Father in Heaven!. I know this prayer moment will be immediately returned to you- some 30, some 60, and some 100 fold! Hallelu-YAH!

Shalom to your home loved one,