Hearing and Obeying= Producing Fruit! Shabbat Shalom Loved One Torah Bible Study!

Friday, May 3, 2013 TM

May 4, 2013                           

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Loved One, be not discouraged if you are wanting to produce fruit and meeting opposition- especially among your own family! You are in excellent company- let’s look at Yahshua’s hometown family and remember that we plant and water but YHWH alone produces the fruit!

(Mar 6:3)  “Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Miryam, and brother of Yaʽaqoḇ, and Yosĕph, and Yehuḏah, and Shimʽon? And are not His sisters here with us?” And they stumbled in Him. (Mar 6:4)  And יהושע said to them, “A prophet is not unappreciated except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house.” (Mar 6:5)  And He was unable to do any miracle there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick ones and healed them. (Mar 6:6)  And He marveled because of their unbelief. And He was going around among the villages, teaching.

We are to produce fruit that remains—hmm- not us producing- but as we plant and water by Hearing and Doing!

(1Co 3:5)  What then is Apollos, and what is Sha’ul, but servants through whom you believed, as the Master assigned to each? (1Co 3:6)  I planted, Apollos watered, but Elohim was giving growth. (1Co 3:7)  So neither he who plants nor he who waters is any at all, but Elohim who gives the increase. (1Co 3:8)  And he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one shall receive his own reward according to his own labor. (1Co 3:9)  For we are fellow workers of Elohim, you are the field of Elohim, the building of Elohim. (1Co 3:10)  According to the favor of Elohim which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But each one should look how he builds on it. (1Co 3:11)  For no one is able to lay any other foundation except that which is laid, which is יהושע Messiah. (1Co 3:12)  And if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, (1Co 3:13)  each one’s work shall be revealed, for the day shall show it up, because it is revealed by fire. And the fire shall prove the work of each one, what sort it is. (1Co 3:14)  If anyone’s work remains, which he has built on, he shall receive a reward. (1Co 3:15)  If anyone’s work is burned, he shall suffer loss, but he himself shall be saved, but so as through fire. (1Co 3:16)  Do you not know that you are a Dwelling Place of Elohim and that the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you? (1Co 3:17)  If anyone destroys the Dwelling Place of Elohim, Elohim shall destroy him. For the Dwelling Place of Elohim is set-apart, which you are. (1Co 3:18)  Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become foolish, so that he might become wise. (1Co 3:19)  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with Elohim. For it has been written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” (1Co 3:20) and again, “יהוה knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are worthless.” (1Co 3:21)  So then, let no one boast in men, for all belongs to you, (1Co 3:22) whether Sha’ul or Apollos or Kĕpha, or the world, or life, or death, or the present or the future – all belongs to you. (1Co 3:23)  And you belong to Messiah, and Messiah belongs to Elohim.

OBVIOUSLY; WE NEED  HIS POWER TO OVERCOME: Goodness Loved One; we really must review what our study led us to last week- the importance of not fearing and the provisions YHWH has made for us to be over comers! Last week we considered the power of our words agreeing with Him and how intimacy in worship brings His presence because He inhabits the praises of His people! (Pro 18:21)  Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those loving it eat its fruit.

We will address another method of overcoming fear! (Fear comes from trusting in hasatan’s power and the storm to do evil against us rather than trusting in Mighty YHWH to deliver us!) Obviously spirits of the enemy hasatan cannot hang around when YHWH is present- just not possible! He informs us to put on the spirit of praise for the spirit(s) of heaviness- ha ha- we win by entering His presence! That’s important for you and me, and them to know, because many loved ones are full of fear even if you and I add FEAR NOT before or after any announcement of danger approaching which has been planned by wicked men and demons/aliens (Nephilim?) who are directing them! Naturally, these loved ones reject hearing truth because they do not understand these fiery trials are coming now and they do not recognize that by facing them and growing spiritually we have been created to overcome as we learn to walk by the spirit and not the natural flesh man. They (Our loved ones) are defending themselves the only way they know how, but there is a much better answer. However; they will never hear us, nor receive His overcoming power until they see us loving them. Then they also can really fear not! REMEMBER LOVED ONE- YHWH is in control and only allowing trials to determine who His bride is. She WILL make herself ready. He came once to pay the whoring wife’s penalty of death, took the bitter water for us, and provided the restoration of the fallen bride- He is coming again for His bride and not the bride without light and oil for her lamp! So rejoice again I say rejoice- we die to self that He may increase in us!

DO NOT FEAR! OUR KING IS SITTING ON THE THRONE! (Rev 3:10)  'Because you have kept the word of my perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, (Comment: not a pre-tribulation rapture- but His assurance and protection through the storms) that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. (Rev 3:11)  'I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. (Rev 3:12)  'He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my Elohim, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of my Elohim, and the name of the city of my Elohim, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my Elohim, and my new name. (Rev 3:13)  'He, who has an ear, let him hear what the Ruach HaKodesh says to the assemblies.' (This is not a pre-tribulation rapture, He promises to protect and use us even in the fiery furnace- so let’s be usable!) Loved One, who are we really? Were we really born for such a time as this? Is this really the “End of the Age”?  These questions are being answered by unfolding events and by our testimony- that is what we say and what we do about these unfolding events.  We shall overcome by the Blood of the Lamb of YHWH and our Testimony or not overcome at all. All Creation is groaning for the sons and daughters of YHWH to manifest. Seems we will be tried by fire to see if we will walk by His Ruach (Spirit) or not.  Why is it so important that you and I overcome our fears and trials?

(Rev 21:7)  He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his Elohim, and he shall be my son. (Rev 21:8)  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

We are not under condemnation Loved One- hasatan alone is condemned and he purposes to put on us- the death and condemnation pronounced on him…

(Rom 8:1)  There is, then, now no condemnation to those who are in Messiah יהושע, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Rom 8:2)  For the Torah of the Spirit of the life in Messiah יהושע has set me free from the law of sin and of death. (Rom 8:3)  For the Torah being powerless, in that it was weak through the flesh, Elohim, having His own Son in the likeness of flesh of sin, and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh, (Rom 8:4)  so that the righteousness of the Torah should be completed in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. (Rom 8:5)  For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the matters of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the matters of the Spirit.

Are we fearful? YHWH did not give us a spirit of fear… (2Ti 1:7)  For Elohim has not given us a spirit of cowardice (Fear), but of power and of love and of self-control (Sound mind).

Walking by the flesh is walking by your own reasoning, what you see, touch, hear, and smell, in the natural realm while walking in the Spirit is yielding to the word of YHWH in loving humbling obedience. (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 14:21)  “He who possesses (has) my commands and guards (does) 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.”

NOTE ABOVE: We MUST have His commands, and we receive them by humbling ourselves and allow the engrafted word to direct us, and then we MUST ACT and obey them. This is what She’mah O Israel is really about- we must listen and obey. There is coming a time when our phones will not work, our internet will not work, and likely a separation from loved ones so we must develop our hearing NOW! (Mat 21:42) יהושע said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner-stone. This was from יהוה, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? (Mat 21:43)  “Because of this I say to you: the reign of Elohim shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of it. (Mat 21:44)  “And he who falls on this stone shall be broken, 1 but on whomever it falls, he shall be pulverized.” Footnote: 1 Rom. 8:10 & 13, Col. 3:5. That’s it in a nutshell Loved One; we will fall on the Word of YHWH and die to our own will, or He will fall on us and pulverize us!

We do not live according to natural reason- flesh nature- Or we will surely die!

(Rom 8:6)  The mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace. (Rom 8:7)  Because the mind of the flesh is enmity towards Elohim, for it does not subject itself1 to the Torah of Elohim2, neither indeed is it able, Footnotes: 1Or does not obey. 2John 15:5, 1 John 4:4, 1 John 3:9, 1 John 5:18. (Rom 8:8) and those who are in the flesh are unable to please Elohim. (Rom 8:9)  But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Messiah, this one is not His. (Rom 8:10)  And if Messiah is in you, the body is truly dead on account of sin, but the Spirit is life on account of righteousness. (Rom 8:11)  And if the Spirit of Him who raised יהושע from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Messiah from the dead shall also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit dwelling in you. (Rom 8:12)  So then, brothers, we are not debtors to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. (Rom 8:13)  For if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you shall live. (Rom 8:14)  For as many as are led by the Spirit of Elohim, these are sons of Elohim. (Rom 8:15)  You did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”

Who are we? Many think that they are the bride because they went forward one time and “Accepted Jesus” (NOT! Bear fruit worthy of repentance!). He doesn’t need our acceptance He wants us to obey Him so He can bless us (Which is LOVE- John 14:21) and we will grow into His image! Where is our love for others? Do we really think we are “Torah Keepers” If we do not love others? (John 13:35)  By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love; one for another. Not everyone who calls Him Lord, Lord will enter the Kingdom, but only those who do the will of the Father! Yahshua pointed out who family really is Loved one; (Mat 12:46) While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. (Mat 12:47)  Then one said unto him, Behold, your mother and your brothers stand without, desiring to speak with you. (Mat 12:48)  But he answered and said unto him that told him, who is my mother? And who are my brothers? (Mat 12:49)  And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, behold my mother and my brothers! (Mat 12:50)  Whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. There you have truth about who Yahshua says is FAMILY! You!

Here’s how we KNOW we are His children- the Ruach bears witness to us!

(Rom 8:16)  The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of Elohim, (Rom 8:17) and if children, also heirs – truly heirs of Elohim, and co-heirs with Messiah, if indeed we suffer with Him, in order that we also be exalted together. (Rom 8:18)  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the esteem that is to be revealed in us. (Rom 8:19)  For the intense longing1 of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of Elohim. Footnote: 1Lit. Anxiously looking with outstretched head. (Rom 8:20)  The creation was subjected to futility, not from choice, but because of Him who subjected it, in anticipation, (Rom 8:21) that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage to corruption into the esteemed freedom of the children of Elohim. (Rom 8:22)  For we know that all the creation groans together, and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. (Rom 8:23)  And not only so, but even we ourselves who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, we ourselves also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. (Rom 8:24)  For in this expectation (Hope or promise of the Word made flesh that dwelled among us) we were saved, but expectation that is seen is not expectation, for when anyone sees, does he expect it? (Rom 8:25)  And if we expect what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with endurance. (Rom 8:26)  And in the same way the Spirit does help in our weaknesses. We do not know what we should pray, but the Spirit Himself pleads our case for us with groaning unutterable. (Indistinguishable words, prayer language, unknown tongues- which is available to all believers that will humble themselves and yield their tongue and trust Him that they would NOT receive a snake or scorpion) (Rom 8:27)  And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the set-apart ones according to Elohim. (Rom 8:28)  And we know that all matters work together for good to those who love Elohim, to those who are called according to His purpose.

We must clean up and make ourselves ready as His BRIDE! We cannot follow those of various religious systems who described here as this sounds a lot like modern Churchianity: (Ezekiel 22:26) "Her priests have done violenceto my law (Torah/Instructions) and have profaned my holy things; they have made no distinction between the holy and the profane, and they have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they hide their eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.” (He said MY Sabbaths- seems we can’t pick our own)

Are WE Laodicean’s? YIKES Are WE Lukewarm? Are WE Rich? Hmm…

Why are these days so critical and we must truly repent in sackcloth and ashes so to speak? I believe we are in the last days Laodicean age that Yahshua warned us about: (Rev 3:14) "To the angel of the assembly in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of YHWH, says this: (Rev 3:15) 'I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. (Rev 3:16)  'Because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold; I’ll spit you out of my mouth. (Rev 3:17)  'Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, (Rev 3:18)  I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire (faith-believing- which is true riches) so that you may become rich, and white garments (Pure and undefiled robes of righteousness) so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve (spiritual eyes opened) to anoint your eyes so that you may see. (Rev 3:19)  'Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. (Rev 3:20)  'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with me. (Rev 3:21)  'He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with me on my throne, as I also overcame and sat down with my Father on His throne.

Good News Truth Seeker!

It is our destiny to seek Him with all our hearts, soul, and body and walk in His glory realm; His mercy, compassion, provision, protection and power! (Jeremiah 29:11)  ‘For I know the plans I am planning for you,’ declares יהוה, ‘plans of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and expectancy. (Jeremiah 29:12)  Then you shall call on me, and shall come and pray to me, and I shall listen to you. (Jeremiah 29:13)  And you shall seek me, and shall find me, when you search for me with all your heart1. Footnote: 1Dt. 4:29, Joel 2:12. (Jeremiah 29:14)  And I shall be found by you,’ declares יהוה, ‘and I shall turn back your captivity, and shall gather you from all the gentiles and from all the places where I have driven you, declares יהוה. And I shall bring you back to the place from which I have exiled you.’  (Gen 13:17)  "Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you." (Eph 5:14)  That is why He says, “Arise, wake up you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Messiah shall shine on you.” (Isa 60:1)  Arise and shine, for your light has come! And the esteem (glory) of יהוה has risen upon you.

WE NEED HIS POWER! (To produce any fruit that will remain and to Hear and Obey)  Okay let’s address 2 other POWER TWINS for overcoming fear and the schemes of our enemy. Again, remember all things are possible for YHWH, the only reason they are not possible for you and I is our UNBELIEF! What gets rid of unbelief? PRAYER AND FASTING according to Yahshua! Let’s look closer at why we can believe that statement: (Mar 9:16) And He asked them, "What are you discussing with them?" (Mar 9:17)  And one of the crowd answered Him, "Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute; (Mar 9:18)  and whenever it seizes him, it slams him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth and stiffens out. I told your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it." (Mar 9:19)  And He *answered them and *said, "O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to me!" (Mar 9:20)  They brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth. (Mar 9:21)  And He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood.

(Mar 9:22)  "It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us!" (Mar 9:23)  And Yahshua said to him, “‘if you can?' All things are possible to him who believes."  (Mar 9:24)  Immediately the boy's father cried out and said, "I do believe; help my unbelief.(Mar 9:25)  When Yahshua saw that a crowd was rapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You deaf and mute spirit, I command you, come out of him and do not enter him again." (Mar 9:26)  After crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, "He is dead!" (Mar 9:27)  But Yahshua took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up. (Mar 9:28)  When He came into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, "Why could we not drive it out?" (Looking in Matthew) (Mat 17:20)  And יהושע said to them, Because of your unbelief, for truly, I say to you, if you have belief as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it shall move. And no matter shall be impossible for you. (Mat 17:21)  “But this kind does not go out except through prayer and fasting.” So the topic is not some great demon, even the head of all demons must bow to the name. The problem and topic here is unbelief. We get rid of unbelief by prayer and fasting! Prayer AND Fasting, not prayer without fasting or fasting without prayer- THESE ARE YHWH’S POWER TWINS! (Can you tell that YHWH is leading me- uhhh- maybe us hehe- to a fasting time with Him?) If we really care about our loved ones we will seek YHWH’s face with prayer and fasting and quit worrying…Yahshua promises in Revelation to throw the fearful (worriers) into hell with the adulterers, murderers etc. Why? Because, if that is who we become under great fiery trials we have trusted the power of hasatan to do us harm, more than the power of YHWH to deliver us! Could this apply to you and me?  NOT IF we pray and fast and overcome! So let’s be busy about our Father’s business and do it!  Remember; Yahshua’s instructions are Hebraic or Hebrew thought. It is not about mental assent like Greek thought. It is about being a doer of the word and not a hearer only deceiving ourselves. It is She’mah O’ Israel or HEAR AND OBEY!  Let’s learn to fast and pray and remove our unbelief!

With those precepts in place in our thinking; we turn our hearts and minds to learn- as we study His Torah cycle or ancient path we are returning to. (Psalms 119:105) Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Isa 58:12)  And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. (Isa 58:13)  If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of YHWH, honorable; and shall honor him, not doing your own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking your own words: (Isa 58:14)  Then you shall delight yourself in YHWH; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of YHWH has spoken it.

This week’s Torah Scriptures: Vayishlach “And He sent”

Genesis 32:4- 36:43; Obadiah 1:1-21; Hosea 11:7-12:14; Matthew 26:36-46

Strategies given by YHWH for our deliverance!

(Gen 32:1)  And Yaʽaqoḇ went on his way, and the messengers of Elohim met him. (Gen 32:2)  And when Yaʽaqoḇ saw them, he said, “This is the camp of Elohim.” And he called the name of that place Maḥanayim. (Gen 32:3)  And Yaʽaqoḇ sent messengers before him to Ěsaw his brother in the land of Sĕʽir, the field of Eḏom (Gen 32:4) and he commanded those, saying, “Say this to my master Ěsaw, ‘Your servant Yaʽaqoḇ said this, “I have sojourned with Laḇan and stayed there until now. (Gen 32:5)  “And I have bulls, and donkeys, flocks, and male and female servants. And I have sent to inform my master, to find favor in your eyes.” ’ ” (Gen 32:6) so the messengers returned to Yaʽaqoḇ, saying, “We came to your brother Ěsaw, and he also is coming to meet you, and four hundred men with him.” (Gen 32:7)  And Yaʽaqoḇ was greatly afraid and distressed. So he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks and herds and camels, into two groups, (Gen 32:8) and he said, “If Ěsaw comes to the one group and attacks it, then the other group which is left shall escape.” (Gen 32:9)  And Yaʽaqoḇ said, “O Elohim of my father Aḇraham and Elohim of my father Yitsḥaq, יהוה who said to me, ‘Return to your land and to your relatives, and I do well to you,’ (Gen 32:10) “I do not deserve the least of all the kind acts and all the truth which you have shown your servant, for I passed over this Yardĕn with my staff, and now I have become two groups. (Gen 32:11)  “Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Ěsaw, for I fear him, lest he come and shall smite me and the mother with the children. (Gen 32:12)  “You said, ‘I shall certainly do good to you, and shall make your seed as the sand of the sea, which are too numerous to count.’ ” (Gen 32:13)  And he spent the night there, and took what came to his hand as a present for Ěsaw his brother – (Gen 32:14) two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, (Gen 32:15) thirty milk camels with their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten foals. (Gen 32:16)  And he gave into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said to his servants, “Pass over before me, and put some distance between drove and drove.” (Gen 32:17)  And he commanded the first one, saying, “When Ěsaw my brother meets you and asks you, saying, ‘to whom do you belong, and where are you going? And whose are these in front of you?’ (Gen 32:18) then you shall say, ‘They are your servant Yaʽaqoḇ’s. It is a present sent to my master Ěsaw. And see, he also is behind us.’ ” (Gen 32:19)  So he commanded the second, and the third, and all who followed the droves, saying, “Speak to Ěsaw this same word when you find him, (Gen 32:20) and you shall say, ‘Also look, your servant Yaʽaqoḇ is behind us.’ ” For he said, “Let me appease him with the present that goes before me, and after that see his face. He might accept me.” (Gen 32:21)  And the present passed over before him, but he himself spent the night in the camp. (Gen 32:22)  And he rose up that night and took his two wives, and his two female servants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford of Yabboq. (Gen 32:23)  And he took them and sent them over the stream, and sent over what he had.

Wrestling with YHWH – we too may overcome and be renamed for His purpose!

(Gen 32:24)  And Yaʽaqoḇ was left alone. And a Man (Angel or Yahshua) wrestled with him until the breaking of day. (Gen 32:25)  And when He saw that He did not overcome him, He touched the socket of his hip. And the socket of Yaʽaqoḇ’s hip was dislocated as He wrestled with him. (Gen 32:26)  And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I am not letting you go until you have blessed me!” (Gen 32:27)  So He asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Yaʽaqoḇ.” (Gen 32:28)  And He said, “Your name is no longer called Yaʽaqoḇ, but Yisra’ĕl1, because you have striven with Elohim and with men, and have overcome.” Footnote: 1Yisra’ĕl means “to strive with Ěl, to overcome with Ěl, (then) to rule with Ěl” (Gen 32:29)  And Yaʽaqoḇ asked Him, saying, “Please let me know Your Name.” And He said, “Why do you ask about My Name?” And He blessed him there. (Gen 32:30)  And Yaʽaqoḇ called the name of the place Peni’ĕl, “For I have seen Elohim face to face, and my life is preserved.” (Gen 32:31)  And the sun rose on him as he passed over Penu’ĕl, and he limped on his hip. (Gen 32:32)  That is why the children of Yisra’ĕl to this day do not eat the sinew of the hip, which is on the socket of the thigh, because He touched the socket of the thigh of Yaʽaqoḇ, in the sinew of the hip.

Hasatan’s forces may try and bring fear but we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and our testimony!

(Gen 33:1)  And Yaʽaqoḇ lifted his eyes and looked and saw Ěsaw coming, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children among Lĕ’ah, and Raḥĕl, and the two female servants. (Gen 33:2)  And he put the female servants and their children in front, and Lĕ’ah and her children behind, and Raḥĕl and Yosĕph last. (Gen 33:3)  And he himself passed over before them and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. (Gen 33:4)  And Ěsaw ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. (Gen 33:5)  And he lifted his eyes and saw the women and children, and said, “Who are these with you?” And he said, “The children with whom Elohim has favored your servant.” (Gen 33:6)  Then the female servants came near, they and their children, and bowed themselves. (Gen 33:7)  And Lĕ’ah also came near with her children, and they bowed themselves. And Yosĕph and Raḥĕl came near, and they bowed themselves. (Gen 33:8)  Then Ěsaw said, “What do you mean by all this company which I met?” And he said, “To find favor in the eyes of my master.” (Gen 33:9)  But Ěsaw said, “I have enough, my brother, let what you have remain yours.” (Gen 33:10)  And Yaʽaqoḇ said, “No, please, if I have now found favor in your eyes, then receive my present from my hand, because I have seen your face like seeing the face of Elohim, and you were pleased with me. (Gen 33:11)  “Please, take my blessing that is brought to you, because Elohim has favored me, and because I have all I need.” And he urged him, and he took it. (Gen 33:12)  And he said, “Let us depart and go, and let me go before you.” (Gen 33:13)  But he said to him, “My master knows that the children are weak, and the flocks and herds which are nursing are with me. And if the men should drive them hard one day, all the flocks shall die. (Gen 33:14)  “Please let my master go before his servant, and let me lead on slowly according to the pace of the livestock that go before me, and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my master in Sĕʽir.” (Gen 33:15)  And Ěsaw said, “Please let me leave with you some of the people who are with me.” But he said, “Why this? Let me find favor in the eyes of my master.” (Gen 33:16)  And Ěsaw returned that day on his way to Sĕʽir. (Gen 33:17)  And Yaʽaqoḇ set out to Sukkoth, and built himself a house, and made booths for his livestock. That is why the name of the place is called Sukkoth. (Gen 33:18)  And Yaʽaqoḇ came safely to the city of Sheḵem, which is in the land of Kenaʽan, when he came from Paddan Aram. And he pitched his tent before the city. (Gen 33:19)  And he bought the portion of the field where he had pitched his tent, from the children of Ḥamor, Sheḵem’s father, for one hundred qesitah. (Gen 33:20)  And he set up an altar there and called it Ěl Elohĕ Yisra’ĕl.

Uh Oh….  There is but one Torah (Law) Giver and one Judge and when we try to sit on His Throne- we err greatly; and we are the ones who get judged!

(Gen 34:1)  And Dinah, the daughter of Lĕ’ah, whom she had borne to Yaʽaqoḇ, went out to see the daughters of the land. (Gen 34:2)  And Sheḵem, son of Ḥamor the Ḥiwwite, prince of the land, saw her and took her and lay with her, and humbled her. (Gen 34:3)  And his being clung to Dinah the daughter of Yaʽaqoḇ, and he loved the girl and spoke kindly to the girl. (Gen 34:4)  And Sheḵem spoke to his father Ḥamor, saying, “Take this girl for me for a wife.” (Gen 34:5)  And Yaʽaqoḇ heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter. Now his sons were with his livestock in the field, so Yaʽaqoḇ kept silent until they came. (Gen 34:6)  And Ḥamor, the father of Sheḵem, went out to Yaʽaqoḇ to speak with him. (Gen 34:7)  And the sons of Yaʽaqoḇ came in from the field when they heard it. And the men were grieved and very wroth, because he had done a senseless deed in Yisra’ĕl by lying with Yaʽaqoḇ’s daughter, which should not be done. (Gen 34:8)  But Ḥamor spoke with them, saying, “My son Sheḵem’s being longs for your daughter. Please give her to him for a wife. (Gen 34:9)  “And intermarry with us, give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves, (Gen 34:10) and dwell with us, and let the land be before you. Dwell and move about in it, and have possessions in it.” (Gen 34:11)  And Sheḵem said to her father and her brothers, “Let me find favor in your eyes, and whatever you say to me I give. (Gen 34:12)  “Ask of me a bride price and gift ever so high, and I give according to what you say to me, but give me the girl for a wife.” (Gen 34:13)  But the sons of Yaʽaqoḇ answered Sheḵem and Ḥamor his father, and spoke with deceit, because he had defiled Dinah their sister. (Gen 34:14)  And they said to them, “We are not able to do this matter, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a reproach to us. (Gen 34:15)  “Only on this condition would we agree to you: If you become as we are, to have every male of you circumcised, (Gen 34:16) then we shall give our daughters to you, and take your daughters to us. And we shall dwell with you, and shall become one people. (Gen 34:17)  “But if you do not listen to us and be circumcised, we shall take our daughter and go.” (Gen 34:18)  And their words pleased Ḥamor and Sheḵem, Ḥamor’s son. (Gen 34:19)  And the young man did not delay to do this because he delighted in Yaʽaqoḇ’s daughter. Now he was more respected than all the household of his father. (Gen 34:20)  And Ḥamor and Sheḵem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke with the men of their city, saying, (Gen 34:21) “These men are at peace with us, so let them dwell in the land and move about in it. And see, the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters for us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. (Gen 34:22)  “Only on this condition would the men agree to dwell with us, to be one people: if every male among us is circumcised as they are circumcised. (Gen 34:23)  “Their herds and their possessions and all their beasts, shouldn’t they be ours? Only let us agree with them, and let them dwell with us.” (Gen 34:24)  And all who went out of the gate of his city listened to Ḥamor and Sheḵem his son; every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city. (Gen 34:25)  And it came to be on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of the sons of Yaʽaqoḇ, Shimʽon and Lĕwi, Dinah’s brothers, each took his sword and came boldly upon the city and killed all the males. (Gen 34:26)  And they killed Ḥamor and Sheḵem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah from Sheḵem’s house, and went out. (Gen 34:27)  The sons of Yaʽaqoḇ came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister. (Gen 34:28)  They took their flocks and their herds, and their donkeys, and that which was in the city and that, which was in the field, (Gen 34:29) and all their wealth. And all their little ones and their wives they took captive, and they plundered all that was in the houses. (Gen 34:30)  And Yaʽaqoḇ said to Shimʽon and Lĕwi, “You have troubled me by making me a stench among the inhabitants of the land, among the Kenaʽanites and the Perizzites. And I am few in number, they shall gather themselves against me and shall smite me, and I shall be destroyed, my household and I.” (Gen 34:31)  But they said, “Should he treat our sister like a whore?”

Rid ourselves of IDOLS- (Perhaps people or things we consider more precious than building relationship with YHWH! YIKES!

(Gen 35:1)  And Elohim said to Yaʽaqoḇ, “Arise, go up to Bĕyth Ěl and dwell there. And make an altar there to Ěl that appeared to you when you fled from the face of Ěsaw your brother.” (Gen 35:2)  And Yaʽaqoḇ said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign mighty ones that are among you, and cleanse yourselves, and change your garments. (Gen 35:3)  And let us arise and go up to Bĕyth Ěl, and let me make there an altar to Ěl, which answered me in the day of my distress, and has been with me in the way which I have gone.(Gen 35:4)  So they gave Yaʽaqoḇ all the foreign mighty ones which were in their hands, and all their earrings which were in their ears. And Yaʽaqoḇ hid them under the terebinth tree which was near Sheḵem. (Gen 35:5)  And they departed, and the fear of Elohim was upon the cities that were all around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Yaʽaqoḇ. (Gen 35:6)  And Yaʽaqoḇ came to Luz that is Bĕyth Ěl, which is in the land of Kenaʽan, he and all the people who were with him. (Gen 35:7)  And he built there an altar and called the place El Bĕyth Ěl, because there Elohim appeared to him when he fled from the face of his brother. (Gen 35:8)  And Deḇorah, Riḇqah’s nurse, died, and she was buried below Bĕyth Ěl under the terebinth tree. So the name of it was called Allon Baḵuth. (Gen 35:9)  And Elohim appeared to Yaʽaqoḇ again, when he came from Paddan Aram, and blessed him. (Gen 35:10)  And Elohim said to him, “Your name is Yaʽaqoḇ, your name is no longer called Yaʽaqoḇ, but Yisra’ĕl is your name.” So He called his name Yisra’ĕl. (Gen 35:11)  And Elohim said to him, “I am Ěl Shaddai. Bear fruit and increase, a nation and a company of nations shall be from you, and sovereigns come from your body. (Gen 35:12)  “And the land which I gave Aḇraham and Yitsḥaq I give to you. And to your seed after you I give this land.” (Gen 35:13)  And Elohim went up from him in the place where He had spoken with him. (Gen 35:14)  And Yaʽaqoḇ set up a standing column in the place where He had spoken with him, a monument of stone. And he poured a drink offering on it, and he poured oil on it.

Beth El: Place-town of Elohim- YHWH!  Flee Sexual perversion or lose birthright-

(Gen 35:15)  And Yaʽaqoḇ called the name of the place where Elohim spoke with him, Bĕyth Ěl. (Gen 35:16) then they set out from Bĕyth Ěl. And it came to be, when there was but a little distance to go to Ephrath, that Raḥĕl began to give birth, and had great difficulty giving birth. (Gen 35:17)  And it came to be, as she was having great difficulty giving birth, that the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for it is another son for you.” (Gen 35:18)  And it came to be, as her life was going out – for she died – that she called his name Ben-Oni. But his father called him Binyamin. (Gen 35:19)  So Raḥĕl died and was buried on the way to Ephrath that is Bĕyth Leḥem. (Gen 35:20)  And Yaʽaqoḇ set a standing column on her grave, which is the monument of Raḥĕl’s grave to this day. (Gen 35:21)  And Yisra’ĕl set out and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Ěḏer. (Gen 35:22)  And it came to be, when Yisra’ĕl dwelt in that land, that Re’uḇĕn went and laid with Bilhah his father’s concubine. And Yisra’ĕl heard about it. Now the sons of Yaʽaqoḇ were twelve: (Gen 35:23) the sons of Lĕ’ah were Re’uḇĕn, Yaʽaqoḇ’s first-born, and Shimʽon, and Lĕwi, and Yehuḏah, and Yissasḵar, and Zeḇulun; (Gen 35:24) the sons of Raḥĕl were Yosĕph and Binyamin; (Gen 35:25) the sons of Bilhah, Raḥĕl’s female servant, were Dan and Naphtali; (Gen 35:26) and the sons of Zilpah, Lĕ’ah’s female servant, were Gaḏ and Ashĕr. These were the sons of Yaʽaqoḇ who were born to him in Paddan Aram. (Gen 35:27)  And Yaʽaqoḇ came to his father Yitsḥaq at Mamrĕ, or Qiryath Arba, that is Ḥeḇron, where Aḇraham and Yitsḥaq had dwelt. (Gen 35:28)  And the days of Yitsḥaq were one hundred and eighty years. (Gen 35:29)  So Yitsḥaq breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people, aged and satisfied of days. And his sons; Ěsaw and Yaʽaqoḇ buried him.

Esaw- the father of the Edomites who are destroyed by YHWH down to the last man in the last days!!

 (Gen 36:1)  And this is the genealogy of Ěsaw, who is Eḏom. (Gen 36:2)  Ěsaw took his wives from the daughters of Kenaʽan: Aḏah the daughter of Ělon the Ḥittite, and Oholiḇamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Tsiḇʽon the Ḥiwwite; (Gen 36:3) and Basemath, Yishmaʽĕl’s daughter, sister of Neḇayoth. (Gen 36:4)  And Aḏah bore Eliphaz to Ěsaw, and Basemath bore Reʽuw’ĕl. (Gen 36:5)  And Oholiḇamah bore Yeʽush, and Yaʽlam, and Qoraḥ. These were the sons of Ěsaw who were born to him in the land of Kenaʽan. (Gen 36:6) And Ěsaw took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the beings of his household, and his herds and all his beasts, and all his possessions which he had gained in the land of Kenaʽan, and went to a land away from the presence of his brother Yaʽaqoḇ. (Gen 36:7)  Their possessions were too great for them to dwell together, and the land of their sojourning could not support them because of their herds. (Gen 36:8)  So Ěsaw dwelt in Mount Sĕʽir. Ěsaw is Eḏom. (Gen 36:9)  And this is the genealogy of Ěsaw the father of the Eḏomites in Mount Sĕʽir. (Gen 36:10)  These were the names of Ěsaw’s sons: Eliphaz son of Aḏah, wife of Ěsaw, and Reʽuw’ĕl son of Basemath, wife of Ěsaw. (Gen 36:11)  And the sons of Eliphaz were Tĕman, Omar, Tsepho, and Gatam, and Qenaz. (Gen 36:12)  And Timna was the concubine of Eliphaz, Ěsaw’s son, and she bore Amalĕq to Eliphaz. These were the sons of Aḏah, Ěsaw’s wife. (Gen 36:13)  These were the sons of Reʽuw’ĕl: Naḥath and Zeraḥ, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the sons of Basemath, Ěsaw’s wife. (Gen 36:14)  These were the sons of Oholiḇamah, Ěsaw’s wife, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Tsiḇʽon. And she bore to Ěsaw: Yeʽush, and Yaʽlam, and Qoraḥ. (Gen 36:15)  These were the chiefs of the sons of Ěsaw. The sons of Eliphaz, the first-born son of Ěsaw, were Chief Tĕman, Chief Omar, Chief Tsepho, Chief Qenaz, (Gen 36:16)  Chief Qoraḥ, Chief Gatam, Chief Amalĕq. These were the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Eḏom. They were the sons of Aḏah. (Gen 36:17)  And these were the sons of Reʽuw’ĕl, Ěsaw’s son: Chief Naḥath, Chief Zeraḥ, Chief Shammah, and Chief Mizzah. These were the chiefs of Reʽuw’ĕl in the land of Eḏom. These were the sons of Basemath, Ěsaw’s wife. (Gen 36:18)  And these were the sons of Oholiḇamah, Ěsaw’s wife: Chief Yeʽush, Chief Yaʽlam, and Chief Qoraḥ. These were the chiefs descending from Oholiḇamah, Ěsaw’s wife, the daughter of Anah. (Gen 36:19)  These were the sons of Ěsaw, who is Eḏom, and these were their chiefs. (Gen 36:20)  These were the sons of Sĕʽir the Ḥorite who inhabited the land: Lotan, and Shoḇal, and Tsiḇʽon, and Anah, (Gen 36:21) and Dishon, and Ětser, and Dishan. These were the chiefs of the Ḥorites, the sons of Sĕʽir, in the land of Eḏom. (Gen 36:22)  And the sons of Lotan were Ḥori and Hĕmam. Lotan’s sister was Timna.  (Gen 36:23)  And these were the sons of Shoḇal: Alwan, and Manaḥath, and Ěyḇal, Shepho, and Onam. (Gen 36:24)  And these were the sons of Tsiḇʽon: both Ayah and Anah. This was the Anah who found the water in the wilderness as he fed the donkeys of his father Tsiḇʽon. (Gen 36:25)  And these were the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholiḇamah the daughter of Anah. (Gen 36:26)  And these were the sons of Dishon: Ḥemdan, and Eshban, and Yithran, and Keran. (Gen 36:27)  These were the sons of Ětser: Bilhan, and Zaʽawan, and Aqan. (Gen 36:28)  These were the sons of Dishan: Uts and Aran. (Gen 36:29)  These were the chiefs of the Ḥorites: Chief Lotan, Chief Shoḇal, Chief Tsiḇʽon, Chief Anah, (Gen 36:30)  Chief Dishon, Chief Ětser, and Chief Dishan. These were the chiefs of the Ḥorites, according to their chiefs in the land of Sĕʽir. (Gen 36:31)  And these were the sovereigns who reigned in the land of Eḏom before any sovereign reigned over the children of Yisra’ĕl. (Gen 36:32)  And Bela the son of Beʽor reigned in Eḏom, and the name of his city was Dinhaḇah. (Gen 36:33)  And Bela died, and Yoḇaḇ son of Zeraḥ of Botsrah reigned in his place. (Gen 36:34)  And Yoḇaḇ died, and Ḥusham of the land of the Tĕmanites reigned in his place. (Gen 36:35)  And Ḥusham died, and Haḏaḏ son of Beḏaḏ, who smote Miḏyan in the field of Mo’aḇ, reigned in his place. And the name of his city was Awith. (Gen 36:36)  And Haḏaḏ died, and Samlah of Masrĕqah reigned in his place. (Gen 36:37)  And Samlah died, and Sha’ul of Reḥoḇoth by the River reigned in his place. (Gen 36:38)  And Sha’ul died, and Baʽal-Ḥanan son of Aḵbor reigned in his place. (Gen 36:39)  And Baʽal-Ḥanan son of Aḵbor died, and Haḏar reigned in his place. And the name of his city was Paʽu. And his wife’s name was Mehĕtab’ĕl, the daughter of Matrĕḏ, the daughter of Mĕyzahaḇ. (Gen 36:40)  And these were the names of the chiefs of Ěsaw, according to their clans and their places, by their names: Chief Timnah, Chief Alwah, Chief Yethĕth, (Gen 36:41)  Chief Oholiḇamah, Chief Ělah, Chief Pinon, (Gen 36:42)  Chief Qenaz, Chief Tĕman, Chief Miḇtsar, (Gen 36:43)  Chief Maḡdi’ĕl, Chief Iram. These were the chiefs of Eḏom, according to their dwelling places in the land of their possession. Ěsaw was the father of the Eḏomites.

Edom (Muslim/Arabic countries) is totally destroyed in the last days and He even tells us why! “In That Day” is a Hebrew idiom for the day of Jacob’s Troubles. Believer DO NOT line up your words with the Philistines (Palestinians)!

(Oba 1:1)  The vision of Oḇaḏyah: This is what the Master יהוה said concerning Eḏom. We have heard a report from יהוה, and a messenger has been sent among the nations, saying, “Arise, and let us rise up against her for battle!” (Oba 1:2)  “See, I have made you small among the nations, you are greatly despised. (Oba 1:3)  “The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose dwelling is high, who says in your heart, ‘Who shall bring me down to the ground?’ (Oba 1:4)  “Though you raise high as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, from there I shall bring you down,” declares יהוה. (Oba 1:5)  “If thieves came to you, if robbers by night, how ruined you would have been! Would they not steal till they had enough? If grape-gatherers had come to you, would they not leave gleanings? (Oba 1:6)  “How Ěsaw shall be searched out! His hidden treasures shall be sought out! (Oba 1:7)  “All your allies shall send you forth to the border; your friends shall deceive you and overpower you. They make your bread a snare under you, without you discerning it! (Oba 1:8)  In that day,” declares יהוה, “I shall destroy the wise men from Eḏom, and discernment from the mountains of Ěsaw! (Oba 1:9)  And your mighty men shall be discouraged, O Tĕman, so that everyone from the mountains of Ěsaw is cut off by slaughter. (Oba 1:10)  “Because of your violence against your brother Yaʽaqoḇ, let shame cover you. And you shall be cut off forever. (Oba 1:11)  “In the day that you stood on the other side, in the day that strangers took captive his wealth, when foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Yerushalayim, you also were like one of them! (Oba 1:12)  “And you should not have looked on your brother’s day in the day of his estrangement, nor rejoiced over the children of Yehuḏah in the day of their destruction, nor made your mouth great in the day of distress, (Oba 1:13)  nor have entered the gate of My people in the day of their calamity, nor looked down on their evil in the day of their calamity, nor have seized their wealth in the day of their calamity, (Oba 1:14)  nor have stood at the parting of the way to cut off his fugitives, nor handed over his survivors in the day of distress. (Oba 1:15)  “For the Day of יהוה is near upon all the gentiles. As you have done, it shall be done to you; your reward shall come back on your own head. (Oba 1:16)  “For as you have drunk on my set-apart mountain, so do all the gentiles drink continually. And they shall drink and shall swallow, and they shall be as though they had never been. (Oba 1:17)  “But on Mount Tsiyon there shall be an escape1, and they shall be set-apart. And the house of Yaʽaqoḇ shall possess their possessions. Footnote: 1Isa. 4:2-3, Joel 2:32, Rev. 14:1. (Oba 1:18)  “And the house of Yaʽaqoḇ shall be a fire, and the house of Yosĕph a flame, but the house of Ěsaw for stubble. And they shall burn among them and they shall consume them, so that no survivor is left of the house of Ěsaw.” For יהוה has spoken. (Oba 1:19)  And they shall possess the South with the mountains of Ěsaw, and low country with the Philistines (Palestinians). And they shall possess the fields of Ephrayim and the fields of Shomeron, and Binyamin with Gilʽaḏ, (Oba 1:20) and the exiles of this host of the children of Yisra’ĕl possess that of the Kenaʽanites as far as Tsarephath, and the exiles of Yerushalayim who are in Sepharaḏ possess the cities of the South. (Oba 1:21)  And saviors shall come to Mount Tsiyon to judge the mountains of Ěsaw. And the reign shall belong to יהוה1. Footnote: 1Ps. 2:8, Ps. 22:28, Dan. 2:44, Dan. 7:13-14 & 27, Zech. 14: 9, Rev. 11:15, Rev. 12:10.

Admah and Zeboim were numbered with Sodom and Gomorrah- but we receive MERCY! (Ephraim is the scattered tribes who are grafted into ISRAEL- US!)

(Hosea 11:7)  “My people are bent towards backsliding from me. Though they call to the Most High, He lifts none of them up. (Hosea 11:8)  “How could I give you up, Ephrayim? How could I hand you over, Yisra’ĕl? How could I make you like Aḏmah? How could I set you like Tseḇoyim? My heart turns within me, all my compassion is kindled. (Hosea 11:9)  I shall not let the heat of my wrath burn; I shall not turn to destroy Ephrayim. (Hallelu-Yah- this is us!)I am Ěl, and not man, the Set-apart One in your midst, and I shall not come in enmity. (Hosea 11:10)  “Let them follow יהוה. Like a lion He roars. When He roars, then sons shall tremble from the west. (Hosea 11:11)  “They shall tremble like a bird from Mitsrayim, and like a dove from the land of Ashshur. And I shall let them dwell in their own houses,” declares יהוה. (Hosea 11:12)  Ephrayim has surrounded me with lying, and the house of Yisra’ĕl with deceit. But Yehuḏah is still wandering with Ěl, and is true to the Set-apart One.” (Hosea 12:1)  Ephrayim is feeding on wind, and pursuing an east wind. All the day he increases falsehood and ruin. And they make a covenant with Ashshur (Easter), and oil is sent to Mitsrayim. (Hosea 12:2)  And יהוה has a controversy with Yehuḏah, to punish Yaʽaqoḇ according to his ways, to repay him according to his deeds. (Hosea 12:3)  He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and in his strength he strove with Elohim. (Hosea 12:4)  He strove with the Messenger and overcame1; he wept and sought His favor. He found Him in Bĕyth Ěl, and there He spoke to us – Footnote: 1Gen. 32:28. (Hosea 12:5) even יהוה Elohim of hosts, יהוה is His remembrance. (Hosea 12:6)  Therefore, return to your Elohim. Guard kindness and right-ruling, and wait on your Elohim continually. (Hosea 12:7)  A merchant! In his hand are scales of deceit, he loved to oppress. (Hosea 12:8)  And Ephrayim says, “Indeed, I have become rich, I have found wealth for myself. In all my labors they shall find in me no crookedness that is sin.” (Hosea 12:9)  “But I am יהוה your Elohim since the land of Mitsrayim, again I shall make you dwell in tents as in the days of the appointed time1. Footnote: 1Or festival. (Hosea 12:10)  “And I have spoken to the prophets, and have increased visions. And through the prophets I gave parables.” (Hosea 12:11)  Is Gilʽaḏ wicked? Certainly, they have been false! In Gilgal they have offered bulls. Also their altars are as heaps on a ploughed field. (Hosea 12:12)  And when Yaʽaqoḇ fled to the country of Aram, Yisra’ĕl served for a wife, and for a wife he kept watch. (Hosea 12:13)  And by a prophet יהוה brought Yisra’ĕl out of Mitsrayim, and by a prophet he was watched over. (Hosea 12:14)  Ephrayim has provoked most bitterly. So his Master left his blood-guilt on him, and repaid him for his reproach.

Eat the Word which is the BREAD OF LIFE! Be washed in His blood! Gethsemane means “wine press” and it relates to us being squeezed and pressed like Messiah! We really won’t be able to glory in our own abilities as we all stumble in many ways…

(Mat 26:26)  And as they were eating, יהושע took bread, and having blessed, broke and gave it to the taught ones and said, “Take, eat, this is my body.” (Mat 26:27)  And taking the cup, and giving thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. (Mat 26:28)  “For this is my blood, that of the renewed covenant, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Mat 26:29)  “But I say to you, I shall certainly not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on till that day when I drink it anew with you in the reign of My Father.” (Mat 26:30)  And having sung a song, they went out to the Mount of Olives. (Mat 26:31)  Then יהושע said to them, “All of you shall stumble in me this night, for it has been written, ‘I shall strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.1 Footnote: 1Mark. 14:27, Zech. 13:7. (Mat 26:32)  But after I have been raised, I shall go before you into Galil.” (Mat 26:33)  And Kĕpha answering, said to Him, “Even if all stumble in You, I shall never stumble.” (Mat 26:34) יהושע said to him, “Truly, I say to you that this night, before the cock crows, you shall deny me three times.” (Mat 26:35)  Kĕpha said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I shall not deny you!” All the taught ones said the same too. (Mat 26:36)  Then יהושע came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the taught ones, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”

Loved One, remember to share this particular Torah Study with Loved Ones as we must be about our Father’s business- and this is what glorifies the Father-that we produce fruit; therefore my prayer and decree for you: (John 15:1)  "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. (John 15:2)  Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. (John 15:3)  Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. (John 15:4)  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. (John 15:5)  I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:6)  If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. (John 15:7)  If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. (John 15:8)  By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. (John 15:9)  As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. (John 15:10)  If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

Shalom to your home Loved One- thank you for your wonderful and targeted prayers for Billie and I- your prayers are a lifeline to us! My final prayer and hope is that you and I will NOW fast and pray and OVERCOME our own flesh and rid ourselves of UNBELIEF and have break-thru victory prayer on all our prayer fronts! This will glorify our Father in Heaven- that we HEAR and OBEY which allows Him to produce fruit!


Continued explanation of 2012-13 Torah Cycle restart at beginning of monthsIt is about YHWH restoring all things which sometimes means we are 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, I just happen to believe we will never challenge our older brother Judah by following his traditions. I expect Judah will be moved by our obedience to His Torah (Words of Scripture) and seeing YHWH’s signs and wonders following our obedience- Does the statement above mean we are not to grab the tzitzit of Yehuda and take hold and learn from them? Of course not, we absolutely should learn of them and from them- just not ingest and keep that which is traditions that go against His words! Especially since we are the ten (Ten scattered northern tribes scattered for Easter and sun god day worship which parallels closely as a pig slop eating prodigal brother)

Let’s look; (Zechariah 8:22) ‘And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek יהוה of hosts in Yerushalayim, and to pray before יהוה.’ (Zechariah 8:23)  “Thus said יהוה of hosts, ‘In those days (Now? YES and in the future also!) Ten men (10 scattered northern tribes called Ephraim and Israel) from all languages of the nation’s take hold, yea, they shall take hold of the edge of the garment of a man, a Yehuḏite1, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that Elohim is with you.” ’ ” Footnote: 1John 4:22.