We are the Two Sticks Generation! Shabbat Shalom Loved One Torah Bible Study!

Friday, May 13, 2016 TM

May 14, 2016

Shabbat Shalom Loved One!
I want to reiterate some of last week’s Study as it is very relevant for our lives just now as believers and followers of our soon coming Messiah. Since He is really coming soon, there MUST be a great shaking and apparently there is one coming- personally in each of our lives and  a vastly increased shaking on our economies, planet and heavens.
Who are the SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF YAHSHUA- HIS GENERATION? (That appeared to be totally cut off)  I share again with you below in the corrected name NKJV.
We can BECOME Yahshua’s generation of sons and daughters. But please note- we CAN become that generation that overcomes death. We must walk as He walked- Hera what our Father says and speak and do ONLY that!
Isaiah 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of my people He was stricken.
2 Corinthians 6:16 and what union has the Dwelling Place of Elohim with idols? For you are a Dwelling Place of the living Elohim, as Elohim has said, “I shall dwell in them and walk among them, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be my people.” 2 Corinthians 6:17 Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says יהוה, and do not touch what is unclean, and I shall receive you. 2 Corinthians 6:18 “And (then) I shall be a Father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says יהוה the Almighty.”
As we deal with iniquities and shut doors of wickedness and hasatan’s attacks, we become that final generation of sons and daughters- the REMNANT BRIDE who are purely His generation of OVERCOMERS! We can be those of us that are alive and remain and even overcome death. You know some of us will be alive and remain at the Last Trumpet blast (Feast of Trumpets) probably not many of us- but some of us will be.
1 Thessalonians 4:15  For this we say to you by the word of Yahshua, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of Messiah Yahshua will by no means precede those who are asleep. 1 Thessalonians 4:16  For Yahshua Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of Yahweh, and the dead in Messiah will rise first. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet Yahshua in the air, and thus we shall always be with Yahshua. 1 Thessalonians 4:18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
Consider these verses of instruction first and how they apply to each of us in His consuming flames just now.
(Hebrews 12:14)  Pursue peace with all, and pursue set apartness (holiness) without which no one shall see the Master. (Hebrews 12:15)  See to it that no one falls short of the favor of Elohim, that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, by which many become defiled, (Hebrews 12:16)  lest there be anyone who whores, or profane one, like Ěsaw, who for a single meal sold his birthright. (Hebrews 12:17)  For you know that afterward, when he wished to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it with tears. (Hebrews 12:18)  For you have not drawn near to a mountain touched and scorched with fire, and to blackness, and darkness and storm, (Hebrews 12:19)  and a sound of a trumpet, and a voice of words, so that those who heard it begged that no further Word should be spoken to them,1  Footnote: 1 Exodus 20:19. (Hebrews 12:20) for they could not bear what was commanded, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned or shot through with an arrow.” (Hebrews 12:21)  And so fearsome was the sight that Mosheh said, “I exceedingly fear and tremble.” (Hebrews 12:22)  But you have drawn near to Mount Tsiyon and to the city of the living Elohim, to the heavenly Yerushalayim, to myriads of messengers, (Hebrews 12:23)  to the entire gathering and assembly of the first-born having been enrolled in heaven, and to Elohim the Judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, (mature-not staying babies in the faith) (Hebrews 12:24)  and to יהושע the Mediator1 of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling which speaks better than the blood of Heḇel. Footnote: 1 See 8:6. (Hebrews 12:25)  Take heed not to refuse the one speaking. For if those did not escape who refused the warning on earth, much less we who turn away from Him from heaven, (Hebrews 12:26)  whose voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.” (Hebrews 12:27)  And this, “Yet once more,” makes clear the removal of what is shaken – as having been made – so that the unshaken matters might remain. (Hebrews 12:28)  Therefore, receiving an unshakeable reign, let us hold the favor, through which we serve Elohim pleasingly with reverence and awe, (Hebrews 12:29) for indeed, our Elohim YHWH is a consuming fire.
Although troubles and testing it is not something we normally enjoy-  it can be quite HUMBLING, but very helpful- if we remain in shalom. So many trials and testing’s of the righteous! We are being sifted and refined for standing - praising and trusting YHWH no matter what the giants in the land do- I stand with you and praise YHWH and agree with the 2 spies of GOOD REPORT and we shall enter into the promises (Land) of Yah! He is worthy of thanks and praise! We enter into His Kingdom as believers and followers of Messiah Yahshua (Jesus)firstly His gates with giving thanks that He hears our prayers and we have what we ask for (before we SEE it) - and secondly we enter His inner courts with PRAISE! This is the place where I believe true praises flow from a heart of Thanksgiving and intimate relationship. Even in the midst of fiery trials we must learn to emulate King David; that is we must not spend all our praise time asking for help, but actually focus on His attributes! (1 Samuel 30:6) And Dawiḏ was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the being of all the people was grieved, each for his sons and his daughters. But Dawiḏ strengthened (encouraged) himself in יהוה his Elohim. The accuser of the believers is cast down but he is still accusing and even using our loved ones and friends to agree with him.
Here is the KEY for your action to decree your trust, belief- FAITH that you are submitting and obedient- ONLY THEN WILL OUR KING STAND UP FOR US----WHEN WE STAND DOWN!
When we submit- we can only submit for ourselves- hasatan will flee and we will receive Yahshua’s peace. He has overcome this world so we can be in good cheer and FEAR NOT! Remember in our loving obedience to our Heavenly Father- we bless those that curse us and pray for those that spitefully use us! (Luke 6:27)  “But I say to you who are hearing: Love your enemies, do good to those hating you. (Luke 6:28)  “Bless those cursing you, and pray for those insulting you.
REMEMBER- We do not call filthy what Yah has cleansed- these word were spoken to me by Yahshua so I share with you---don’t call yourself a sinner- yes you HAVE sinned- but now you flee sin as a washed in the blood of the LAMB righteous one!
Loved One, do we really believe we will be allowed entry into His Kingdom if we practice LAWLESSNESS- or do away with the Torah which is defined as SIN? Should we not at least earnestly seek and ask the Father to change those things about us that are unacceptable to Him BEFORE we must stand in front of Him and be judged? WHAT is SIN again? Is it okay to sin and do away with Torah? Heaven FORBIDS!
1 John 3:1 See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of Elohim! For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.   John 3:2 Beloved ones, now we are children of Elohim. And it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:3 and everyone having this expectation in Him cleanses himself, as He is clean. 1 John 3:4 everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 1 John 3:5 and you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. 1 John 3:6 Everyone staying in Him does not sin. Everyone sinning has neither seen Him nor known Him.1 Footnote: 1See 2:4 & 3 John v. 11. 1 John 3:7 Little children, let no one lead you astray. The one doing righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.1 Footnote: 1 See 2:29. 1 John 3:8 the one doing sin is of the devil, because the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Elohim was manifested: to destroy the works of the devil.1 Footnote: 1 See Titus 2:14. 1 John 3:9 Everyone having been born of Elohim does not sin, because His seed stays in him, and he is powerless to sin, because he has been born of Elohim.
Here’s how we know we have become the CHTILDREN- SONS AND DAUGHTERS – the Last Generation The Conclusion of the matter
1 John 3:10 In this the children of Elohim and the children of the devil are manifest: Everyone not doing righteousness is not of Elohim,1 neither the one not loving his brother. Footnote: 1 See 3 John v. 11.
Should we not call on our Heavenly Father and not follow vain teachings of our earthly fathers?
(1 Peter 1:17)  And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, pass the time of your sojourning in fear, (1 Peter 1:18)  knowing that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your fathers, not with what is corruptible, silver or gold, (1 Peter 1:19)  but with the precious blood of Messiah, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, (1 Peter 1:20)  foreknown, indeed, before the foundation of the world, but manifested in these last times for your sakes, (1 Peter 1:21)  who through Him believe in Elohim who raised Him from the dead and gave Him esteem, so that your belief and expectation are in Elohim.
How do we cleanse ourselves? OBEDIENCE IN HEART AND ACTION
(1 Peter 1:22)  Now that you have cleansed your lives in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned brotherly love, love one another fervently with a clean heart, (1 Peter 1:23) having been born again – not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible – through the living Word of Elohim, which remains forever... (We follow and obey the word not traditions of men and by His blood OVERCOME hasatan)
(Revelation 7:14)  And I said to him, “Master, you know.” And he said to me, “These are those coming out of the great distress, having washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Let’s consider what rids us of Vain Worship- RELATIONSHIP of LOVING OBEDIENCE
On these 2 commandments hang the entire Torah and the Prophets! (Anyone can say and not do)
(Matthew 22:36)  “Teacher: which is the great command in the Torah?” (Matthew 22:37)  And יהושע said to him, “‘you shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with your entire mind.’ (Matthew 22:38)  “This is the first and great command. (Matthew 22:39)  “And the second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:40)  “On these two commands hang all the Torah and the Prophets.”
Why is this so important concerning relationships? IF you love YHWH you will obey Him from that love- you will choose to honor what He asks of you. Let’s look closely at Yahshua’s statements about what indicates love. (John 14:15)  If you love me, you shall guard my commands.1 Footnote: 1 See Exodus 20:6, vv. 21&23, 1 John 5:2-3, 2 John v. 6. (John 14:16)  “And I shall ask the Father, and He shall give you another Helper, to stay with you forever (John 14:17) the Spirit of the Truth, whom the world is unable to receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, for He stays with you and shall be in you. (John 14:18)  “I shall not leave you orphans – I am coming to you. (John 14:19)  “Yet a little while, and the world no longer sees me, but you shall see me, because I live, and you shall live. (John 14:20)  “In that day you shall know that I am in my Father and you in me, and I in you. (John 14:21)  “He who possesses my commands and guards (keeps) 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.”
Please note that the first four commands teach us how to love YHWH Elohim the way He declares He wants to be loved. The last six commands teach us how to love our neighbor as ourselves. Actions of obedience are critical to His definition of love.  So many in this day of Laodicean believers; think in the Renewed Covenant or New Testament- Yahshua did away with the commands as He taught to love one another - that is nearly funny but very sad. We should have enough sense to see how He defines love above in His own words! We should and must understand that in the BEGINNING- Yahshua was the word and is the word- YES- it was Yahshua at Mt. Sinai – He is the word that was later made flesh and dwelled among us. Never was it a graceless Father and a graceful son- Yahshua! Yahshua taught us to pray OUR FATHER gave His only son that we may have life- does that sound graceless? Yahshua never disagreed with His Father but only spoke what He heard His Father speak and did what He saw His Father do. Even Noah and Moses found grace in His eyes! Most of this last day’s assembly/body of believers in Messiah has believed in a Torah less- Lawless Yahshua (Another Jesus) and have determined that grace is a license to do away with the Torah- Instructions- defined as “LAW” in KJV. What is sin? (1Jn 3:4)  Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. I must assume these last day’s believers among us think these are mankind’s laws these sinners are breaking! NOPE! These are YHWH’s instruction- TORAH- “LAW” they have done away with. Let’s go to Yahshua’s words again- since this Scripture is part of our study this week- I am wondering what part of “THINK NOT” we just don’t understand! (Matthew 5:17) Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets.1 I did not come to destroy but to complete. Footnote: 1The Law and the Prophets is a term used for the pre-Messianic Scriptures. (Matthew 5:18)  “For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.1 Footnote: 1Lk. 16:17. (Matthew 5:19) Question for us scholars- Is their still a Heaven and Earth? It seems to even us casual observers that there is- so the Torah and prophets is not done away with- no matter how we define Scripture!
Here’s a quick look at Pastor Least in the Kingdom! YIKES! Talk about Grace and Mercy- Wow- these that teach that these commands are past and done away with are mercifully in the kingdom apparently.
“Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called LEAST in the reign (Kingdom) of Heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens. (Matthew 5:20)  “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees,1 you shall by no means enter into the reign of the heavens. Footnote: 1 Matthew 15:3-9, Mark 7:7-13, John 7:19, Acts 7:53, Romans 2:23-27, Galatians 6:13.
Why is obedience in honoring loved ones so important to YHWH? If your spouse, parent or child said they loved you but never wanted to spend any time with you or never did what you requested- it would not take that long to deduce that they did not really love or honor you would it? Their ACTIONS speak louder than their words. We, as the BRIDE OF MESSIAH must honor our husband just like wives are required to for their husbands and as the husband Messiah will love us as His own flesh; just like the husband is required to do for his wife. Same way with our Creator- we are required to DO the Gospel and commands of YHWH! Many say but do not DO!
NOTE: Do not obey the Judaism who claim they seat in the seat of Moses- obey YHWH- who Moses spoke for- likewise; do not obey the Pope (Who claims he is Yahshua on the earth) and the rulers of Churchianity- for both have added to and subtracted from His WORD- which is forbidden! Only a REMNANT will truly come apart and be the remnant bride! “Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it 1, Deuteronomy 4:2 so as to guard the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I am commanding you. Footnote: 1 See also 12:32, Proverbs 30:6, Revelation 22:18-19.
The two witnesses are named below and are the DRY BONES COMING BACK TO LIFE- it is those of Yehuda (Judah comes from the remnant who accept Yahshua and flee Judaism) and Ephraim! (EPHRAIM comes from the Church and Christianity who repent for LAWLESSNESS and obeys out of love for our Heavenly Father) This is the remnant bride called OVERCOMERS!
Ezekiel 37:15 and the word of יהוה came to me, saying, Ezekiel 37:16 “And you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it, ‘For Yehuḏah and for the children of Yisra’ĕl, his companions.’ Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Yosĕph, the stick of Ephrayim, and for all the house of Yisra’ĕl, his companions.’ Ezekiel 37:17 “Then bring them together for yourself into one stick, and they shall become one in your hand. Ezekiel 37:18 “And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, ‘Won’t you show us what you mean by these?’ Ezekiel 37:19 say to them, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I am taking the stick of Yosĕph, which is in the hand of Ephrayim, and the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, his companions. And I shall give them unto him, with the stick of Yehuḏah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in my hand.” ’ Ezekiel 37:20 “And the sticks on which you write shall be in your hand before their eyes. Ezekiel 37:21 “And speak to them, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I am taking the children of Yisra’ĕl from among the gentiles, wherever they have gone, and shall gather them from all around, and I shall bring them into their land. Ezekiel 37:22 “And I shall make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Yisra’ĕl. And one sovereign shall be sovereign over them all, and let them no longer be two nations, and let them no longer be divided into two reigns. Ezekiel 37:23 “And they shall no longer defile themselves with their idols, nor with their disgusting matters, nor with any of their transgressions. And I shall save them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and I shall cleanse them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their Elohim, Ezekiel 37:24 while Dawiḏ My servant is sovereign over them. And they shall all have one shepherd and walk in my right-rulings and guard my laws, and shall do them. Ezekiel 37:25 “And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Yaʽaqoḇ My servant, where your fathers dwelt. And they shall dwell in it, they and their children and their children’s children, forever, and my servant Dawiḏ be their prince forever. Ezekiel 37:26 “And I shall make a covenant of peace with them – an everlasting covenant it is with them. And I shall place them and increase them, and shall place y set-apart place in their midst, forever. Ezekiel 37:27 “And My Dwelling Place shall be over them. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be my people. Ezekiel 37:28 “And the gentiles shall know that I, יהוה, am setting Yisra’ĕl apart, when my set-apart place is in their midst – forever.” ’ ”
Let’s again look at the Shem Tov Hebrew copy of Matthew and see what Yahshua taught- (Matthew 23:2) saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on the seat of Mosheh. (Matthew 23:3)  “Therefore, whatever he says (MOSES) for you to guard, guard and do. But do not do according to their works, for they say, and do not do.
Loved One- We are determined to fight the good fight of faith! We enter His promises and we win!
So many attacks on Truth Seekers- the Righteous - by demons and those who are controlled by them- - we are being refined and tested in fire- anyone hasatan can use- he does (especially family members if available). I will agree for a hedge of protection under the BLOOD of THE PASSOVER LAMB and by the word of our testimony (Actions and speech- guarding our words to agree with His- not the facts but the TRUTH) I agree in prayer and decree that we have authority over all snakes and scorpions and overcome ALL the power of the enemy! Shalom- TLAMB and the word of our testimony (Actions and guarding our words to agree with His- not the facts but the TRUTH)  I agree in prayer and decree that we have all authority over snakes and scorpions (demonic realm as reported in Luke 10:19) and overcome all the power of the enemy- that by NO means will anything harm us! All that is allowed is the testing to determine and forge the Bride. Yahshua is not coming back for a harlot bride- He already died for that. This time He is coming for a bride who has made herself ready by choices of humbling herself. Daily, we are faced with decisions about what is FACT versus what is TRUTH. YHWH’s word is TRUTH and it changes not. The facts or temporary and are seen but will not remain. We must let our word speak Truth and not fact because we will build faith or fear based on who we agree with. Faith and trust speaks agreement with YHWH!

(2 Corinthians 4:13)  But having the same spirit of belief (faith-trust), according to what has been written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak, (2 Corinthians 4:14)  knowing that He who raised up the Master יהושע shall also raise us up through יהושע, and shall present us with you.  (2 Corinthians 4:15)  For all this is for your sake, so that favor, having spread through the many, would cause thanksgiving to overflow, unto the esteem of Elohim. (2 Corinthians 4:16)  Therefore we do not lose heart, but even if our outward man is perishing, the inward man is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:17)  For this slight momentary pressure, is working for us a far more exceeding and everlasting weight of esteem (glory). (2 Corinthians 4:18)  We are not looking on what is seen, but on what is not seen. For what is seen passes away (temporary), but what is not seen is everlasting (His promise- His Word).1 Footnote: 1 See 5:7, and Romans 8:24, Hebrews 11:1 & 13. Remember faith is the substance of things hoped for- and hope that is seen is no longer hope- that is reporting fact- since it is impossible to please YHWH without faith-trust; (Hebrews 11) BELIEVING then we MUST speak agreement until we do believe because faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of YHWH! Okay with those instructions (TORAH) in place let’s turn to this week’s Torah Scripture reading.
This Week’s Torah Scriptures: Tol’dot Generations

Genesis 25:19-28:9; Malachi 1:1-2:7; Romans 9:6-13

Please Note the promise by YHWH- the older will serve the younger. Esaw sold his birthright but still demanded later to keep it—Hmmmm?
(Genesis 25:19)  And this is the genealogy of Yitsḥaq, Aḇraham’s son. Aḇraham brought forth Yitsḥaq. (Genesis 25:20)  And Yitsḥaq was forty years old when he took Riḇqah as wife, the daughter of Bethu’ĕl the Aramean of Paddan Aram, the sister of Laḇan the Aramean. (Genesis 25:21)  And Yitsḥaq prayed to יהוה for his wife, because she was barren. And יהוה answered his prayer, and Riḇqah his wife conceived. (Genesis 25:22)  And within her the children struggled together, and she said, “If all is right, why am I this way?” So she went to ask יהוה. (Genesis 25:23)  And יהוה said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples shall be separated from your body. And one people shall be stronger than the other, and the older serve the younger.” (Genesis 25:24)  And when the days were filled for her to give birth, and see, twins were in her womb! (Genesis 25:25)  And the first came out red all over, like a hairy garment, so they called his name Ěsaw. (Genesis 25:26)  And afterward his brother came out, with his hand holding on to Ěsaw’s heel, so his name was called Yaʽaqoḇ. And Yitsḥaq was sixty years old when she bore them. (Genesis 25:27)  And the boys grew up. And Ěsaw became a man knowing how to hunt, a man of the field, while Yaʽaqoḇ was a complete man, dwelling in tents. (Genesis 25:28)  And Yitsḥaq loved Ěsaw because he ate of his wild game, but Riḇqah loved Yaʽaqoḇ. (Genesis 25:29)  And Yaʽaqoḇ cooked a stew, and Ěsaw came in from the field, and he was weary. (Genesis 25:30)  And Ěsaw said to Yaʽaqoḇ, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” That is why his name was called Eḏom. (Genesis 25:31)  But Yaʽaqoḇ said, “Sell me your birthright today.” (Genesis 25:32)  And Ěsaw said, “Look, I am going to die, so why should I have birthright?” (Genesis 25:33)  Then Yaʽaqoḇ said, “Swear to me today.” And he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Yaʽaqoḇ. (Genesis 25:34)  Yaʽaqoḇ then gave Ěsaw bread and stew of lentils. And he ate and drank, and rose up and left. Thus Ěsaw despised his birthright.
Famine everywhere- except where righteous Isaac (Ya’akov) was! YHWH intervenes for those who will OBEY Him from the love stored in their hearts for Him!
 (Genesis 26:1)  And there was a scarcity of food in the land, besides the first scarcity of food which was in the days of Aḇraham. And Yitsḥaq went to Aḇimeleḵ, sovereign of the Philistines, in Gerar. (Genesis 26:2)  And יהוה appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Mitsrayim, live in the land which I command you. (Genesis 26:3)  “Sojourn in this land. And I shall be with you and bless you, for I give all these lands to you and your seed. And I shall establish the oath which I swore to Aḇraham your father. (Genesis 26:4)  “And I shall increase your seed like the stars of the heavens, and I shall give all these lands to your seed. And in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, (Genesis 26:5) because Aḇraham obeyed my voice and guarded my charge: my commands, my laws, and my Torot1.” Footnote: 1 Torot - plural of Torah, teaching (Genesis 26:6) And Yitsḥaq dwelt in Gerar. (Genesis 26:7)  And when the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, “She is my sister.” For he was afraid to say, “She is my wife,” thinking, “lest the men of the place should kill me for Riḇqah, because she is good-looking.” (Genesis 26:8)  And it came to be, when he had been there a long time that Aḇimeleḵ sovereign of the Philistines looked through a window, and he watched and saw Yitsḥaq playing with Riḇqah his wife. (Genesis 26:9)  So Aḇimeleḵ called Yitsḥaq and said, “See, truly she is your wife! So how could you say, ‘She is my sister’?” And Yitsḥaq said to him, “Because I said, ‘Lest I die on account of her.’ ” (Genesis 26:10) And Aḇimeleḵ said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the people had almost lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt on us.” (Genesis 26:11)  And Aḇimeleḵ commanded all his people, saying, “He who touches this man or his wife shall certainly be put to death.” (Genesis 26:12)  And Yitsḥaq sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold, and יהוה blessed him. (Genesis 26:13)  And the man grew great and went forward until he became very great. (Genesis 26:14)  And he came to have possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great body of servants, and the Philistines envied him. (Genesis 26:15)  And the Philistines had stopped up all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Aḇraham his father, and filled them with dirt. (Genesis 26:16)  And Aḇimeleḵ said to Yitsḥaq, “Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.” (Genesis 26:17)  So Yitsḥaq went from there and pitched his tent in the wadi Gerar, and dwelt there. (Genesis 26:18)  And Yitsḥaq dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Aḇraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Aḇraham. And he called them by the names which his father had called them. (Genesis 26:19)  But when Yitsḥaq’s servants dug in the wadi and found a well of running water there, (Genesis 26:20) the herdsmen of Gerar strove with Yitsḥaq’s herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” And he called the name of the well Ěseq, because they strove with him. (Genesis 26:21)  And they dug another well, and they strove over that one too, and he called its name Sitnah. (Genesis 26:22)  And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not strive over it. And he called its name Reḥoḇoth, and said, “For now יהוה has made room for us, and we shall bear fruit in the land.” (Genesis 26:23)  And from there he went up to Be’ĕrsheḇa.
YHWH appeared to righteous Isaac and he lived!
(Genesis 26:24)  And יהוה appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the Elohim of your father Aḇraham. Do not fear, for I am with you, and shall bless you and increase your seed for my servant Aḇraham’s sake.” (Genesis 26:25)  And he built an altar there, and called on the Name of יהוה, and he pitched his tent there, and the servants of Yitsḥaq dug a well there. (Genesis 26:26)  And Aḇimeleḵ came to him from Gerar, with Aḥuzzath, one of his friends, and Piḵol the commander of his army. (Genesis 26:27)  And Yitsḥaq said to them, “Why have you come to me, seeing you have hated me and have sent me away from you?” (Genesis 26:28)  But they said, “We have clearly seen that יהוה is with you. And we said, ‘Please, let there be an oath between us, between you and us. And let us make a covenant with you, (Genesis 26:29)  that you do no evil to us, as we have not touched you, and as we have done only good toward you, and have sent you away in peace. You are now blessed by יהוה.’ ” (Genesis 26:30) and he made them a feast, and they ate and drank. (Genesis 26:31)  And they rose early in the morning and swore an oath with one another. And Yitsḥaq let them go, and they departed from him in peace. (Genesis 26:32)  And on the same day it came to be that the servants of Yitsḥaq came and informed him about the well which they had dug, and said to him, “We have found water.” (Genesis 26:33)  So he called it Shiḇah. Therefore the name of the city is Be’ĕrsheḇa to this day. (Genesis 26:34)  And when Ěsaw was forty years old, he took as wives Yehuḏith the daughter of Be’ĕri the Ḥittite, and Basemath the daughter of Ělon the Ḥittite. (Genesis 26:35)  And they were a bitterness of spirit to Yitsḥaq and Riḇqah.
Bill Cloud did an excellent study concerning the Hebrew roots of the name Jacob- it does not mean deceiver as Esaw (the enemy) states. It means “grabber of the heal” which he had to do or have his head stomped by hasatan’s plan to counteract YHWH’s promise that the seed would crush hasatan’s (the serpent) head, and in the process bruise his own heel…
(Genesis 27:1)  And it came to be, when Yitsḥaq was old and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called Ěsaw his elder son and said to him, “My son.” And he answered him, “Here I am.” (Genesis 27:2)  And he said, “See now, I am old, I do not know the day of my death. (Genesis 27:3)  “Now then, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt wild game for me. (Genesis 27:4)  “And make me a tasty dish, such as I love, and bring it to me to eat, in order that my being does bless you before I die.” (Genesis 27:5)  And Riḇqah heard when Yitsḥaq spoke to Ěsaw his son. And Ěsaw went to the field to hunt wild game and to bring it. (Genesis 27:6)  And Riḇqah spoke to Yaʽaqoḇ her son, saying, “See, I heard your father speak to Ěsaw your brother, saying, (Genesis 27:7) ‘Bring me wild game and make me a tasty dish to eat, and bless you in the presence of יהוה before my death.’ (Genesis 27:8)  “And now my son, listen to my voice according to what I command you. (Genesis 27:9)  “Please go to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, and I make a tasty dish from them for your father, such as he loves. (Genesis 27:10)  “And you shall take it to your father, and he shall eat it, so that he might bless you before his death.” (Genesis 27:11)  And Yaʽaqoḇ said to Riḇqah his mother, “See, Ěsaw my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth-skinned man. (Genesis 27:12)  “What if my father touches me? Then I shall be like a deceiver in his eyes, and shall bring a curse on myself and not a blessing.” (Genesis 27:13)  But his mother said to him, “Let your curse be on me, my son. Only obey my voice, and go, get them for me.” (Genesis 27:14)  And he went and fetched them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made a tasty dish, such as his father loved. (Genesis 27:15)  And Riḇqah took the best garments of her elder son Ěsaw, which were with her in the house, and put them on Yaʽaqoḇ her younger son. (Genesis 27:16)  And she put the skins of the young goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck. (Genesis 27:17)  Then she gave the tasty dish and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Yaʽaqoḇ. (Genesis 27:18)  And he went to his father and said, “My father.” And he said, “Here I am. Who are you, my son?” (Genesis 27:19)  And Yaʽaqoḇ said to his father, “I am Ěsaw your first-born, I have done as you said to me. Please rise, sit and eat of my wild game, so that your being might bless me.” (Genesis 27:20)  But Yitsḥaq said to his son, “How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?” And he said, “Because יהוה your Elohim brought it to me.” (Genesis 27:21)  Then Yitsḥaq said to Yaʽaqoḇ, “Please come near, so that I feel you, my son, whether you truly are my son Ěsaw or not.” (Genesis 27:22)  And Yaʽaqoḇ went near to Yitsḥaq his father, and he felt him and said, “The voice is the voice of Yaʽaqoḇ, but the hands are the hands of Ěsaw.” (Genesis 27:23)  And he did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like his brother Ěsaw’s hands, and he blessed him. (Genesis 27:24)  And he said, “Are you truly my son Ěsaw?” And he said, “I am.” (Genesis 27:25)  And he said, “Bring it near to me, and let me eat of my son’s wild game, so that my being might bless you.” So he brought it near to him, and he ate. And he brought him wine, and he drank. (Genesis 27:26)  And his father Yitsḥaq said to him, “Please come near and kiss me, my son.” (Genesis 27:27)  And he came near and kissed him. And he smelled the smell of his garments, and blessed him and said, “See, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field which יהוה has blessed. (Genesis 27:28)  And Elohim give you of the dew of the heavens, of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine. (Genesis 27:29)  Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be master over your brothers, and let your mother’s sons bow down to you. Cursed be those cursing you, and blessed be those blessing you!
Here is the real deceiver in the matter- the one (ESAW) who forgot to mention he no longer owned the birthright!
(Genesis 27:30)  And it came to be, as soon as Yitsḥaq had finished blessing Yaʽaqoḇ, and Yaʽaqoḇ had hardly left the presence of Yitsḥaq his father, that Ěsaw his brother came in from his hunting. (Genesis 27:31)  And he too had made a tasty dish and brought it to his father, and said to his father, “Let my father rise and eat of his son’s wild game, so that your being might bless me.” (Genesis 27:32)  And his father Yitsḥaq said to him, “Who are you?” And he said, “I am your son, your first-born, Ěsaw.” (Genesis 27:33)  Then Yitsḥaq trembled exceedingly, and said, “Who was it then who hunted wild game and brought it to me? And I ate all of it before you came, and I have blessed him. Yea, he is blessed.” (Genesis 27:34)  When Ěsaw heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me, me too, O my father!” (Genesis 27:35)  And he said, “Your brother came with deceit and took your blessing.” (Genesis 27:36)  And Ěsaw said, “Was his name, then, called Yaʽaqoḇ? He has caught me by the heel these two times. He took my birthright, and see, now he has taken my blessing!” And he said, “Have you not reserved a blessing for me?” (Genesis 27:37)  Then Yitsḥaq answered and said to Ěsaw, “See, I have made him your master, and all his brothers I have given to him as servants. And I have sustained him with grain and wine. And what, then, shall I do for you, my son?” (Genesis 27:38)  And Ěsaw said to his father, “Have you only one blessing, my father? Bless me, me too, O my father!” And Ěsaw lifted up his voice and wept. (Genesis 27:39)  And Yitsḥaq his father answered and said to him, “See, your dwelling is of the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of the heavens from above. (Genesis 27:40)  And by your sword you are to live, and serve your brother. And it shall be, when you grow restless, that you shall break his yoke from your neck.” (Genesis 27:41)  And Ěsaw hated Yaʽaqoḇ because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Ěsaw said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father draw near, then I am going to kill my brother Yaʽaqoḇ.” (Genesis 27:42)  And the words of Ěsaw her older son were reported to Riḇqah, and she sent and called Yaʽaqoḇ her younger son, and said to him, “See, your brother Ěsaw comforts him concerning you, to kill you. (Genesis 27:43)  “And now, my son, listen to my voice, and rise, flee to my brother Laḇan in Ḥaran. (Genesis 27:44)  “And stay with him a few days, until your brother’s wrath turns away, (Genesis 27:45) until your brother’s displeasure turns away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him. And I shall send and bring you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?” (Genesis 27:46)  And Riḇqah said to Yitsḥaq, “I am disgusted with my life because of the daughters of Ḥĕth. If Yaʽaqoḇ takes a wife from the daughters of Ḥĕth, like these who are the daughters of the land, what is my life to me?”
Note ESAW’S rebellion choosing a wife- remember rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft!
(Genesis 28:1)  And Yitsḥaq called Yaʽaqoḇ and blessed him, and commanded him, and said to him, “Do not take a wife from the daughters of Kenaʽan. (Genesis 28:2) “Arise, go to Paddan Aram, to the house of Bethu’ĕl your mother’s father. And take a wife for yourself from there, from the daughters of Laḇan your mother’s brother. (Genesis 28:3)  “And Ěl Shaddai bless you, and make you bear fruit and increase you, and you shall become an assembly of peoples, (Genesis 28:4)  and give you the blessing of Aḇraham, to you and your seed with you, so that you inherit the land of your sojournings, which Elohim gave to Aḇraham.” (Genesis 28:5)  Yitsḥaq sent Yaʽaqoḇ away, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laḇan son of Bethu’ĕl the Aramean, the brother of Riḇqah, the mother of Yaʽaqoḇ and Ěsaw. (Genesis 28:6)  And Ěsaw saw that Yitsḥaq had blessed Yaʽaqoḇ and sent him away to Paddan Aram to take himself a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a command, saying, “Do not take a wife from the daughters of Kenaʽan,” (Genesis 28:7) and that Yaʽaqoḇ had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Paddan Aram. (Genesis 28:8)  So Ěsaw saw that the daughters of Kenaʽan did not please his father Yitsḥaq, (Genesis 28:9)  and Ěsaw went to Yishmaʽĕl and took Maḥalath the daughter of Yishmaʽĕl, Aḇraham’s son, the sister of Neḇayoth, to be his wife, besides the wives he had.
May be hard to understand that our Creator hates or abhors but perhaps this helps- He knows what will bring us blessings- OBEDIENCE and He knows what brings curses- DISOBEDIENCE; so no wonder He says in John 14:21 that if you love Him- you will obey Him; and obviously some will not obey him (Esaw example) and He considers that HATE! YHWH will destroy the real deceiver and his seed- even his lands-
(Malachi 1:1)  The message of the word of יהוה to Yisra’ĕl by Malachi’aḵi. (Malachi 1:2) “I have loved you,” said יהוה. “But you asked, ‘In what way have you loved us?’ “Was not Ěsaw Yaʽaqoḇ’s brother?” declares יהוה. “And I love Yaʽaqoḇ, (Malachi 1:3) but I have hated Ěsaw, and have laid waste his mountains and his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness.” (Malachi 1:4)  If Eḏom says, “We have been beaten down, let us return and build the ruins,” יהוה of hosts said thus: “Let them build, but I tear down. And they shall be called ‘Border of Wrongness’, and the people against whom יהוה is enraged forever. (Malachi 1:5)  And your eyes shall see, and you shall say, ‘Great is יהוה beyond the border of Yisra’ĕl!’ (Malachi 1:6)  “A son esteems his father and a servant his master. And if I am the Father, where is my esteem? And if I am a Master, where is my fear, said יהוה of hosts to you priests who despise My Name. But you asked, ‘In what way have we despised Your Name?’ (Malachi 1:7)  “You are presenting defiled food on My altar. But you asked, ‘In what way have we defiled you?’ Because you say, ‘The table of יהוה is despicable.’ (Malachi 1:8)  “And when you present the blind as a slaughtering, is it not evil? And when you present the lame and sick, is it not evil? Bring it then to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you favorably?” said יהוה of hosts. (Malachi 1:9)  “And now, entreat the face of Ěl to show favor to us. This has been done by your hands. Would He show favor to you?” said יהוה of hosts. (Malachi 1:10)  “Who among you who would shut the doors, so that you would not kindle fire on my altar for naught? I have no pleasure in you,” said יהוה of hosts, “Nor do I accept an offering from your hands. (Malachi 1:11)  “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My Name is great among nations. And in every place incense is presented to My Name, and a clean offering. For My Name is great among nations,” said יהוה of hosts. (Malachi 1:12)  “But you are profaning Me, in that you say, ‘The table of יהוה is defiled, and its fruit, its food, is despicable.’ (Malachi 1:13)  “And you said, ‘Oh, what weariness!’ and you sneered at it,” said יהוה of hosts. “And you brought in plunder, and the lame, and the sick – thus you have brought in the offering! Should I accept this from your hand?” said יהוה. (Malachi 1:14)  “But cursed be the deceiver who has a male in his flock, and makes a vow, but is slaughtering to יהוה what is blemished. For I am a great Sovereign,” said יהוה of hosts, “and My Name is feared among nations. (Malachi 2:1)  “And now, O priests, this command is for you. (Malachi 2:2)  “If you do not hear, and if you do not take it to heart, to give esteem to My Name,” said יהוה of hosts, “I shall send a curse upon you, and I shall curse your blessings. And indeed, I have cursed them, because you do not take it to heart. (Malachi 2:3)  “See, I shall rebuke your seed, and scatter dung before your faces, the dung of your festivals. And you shall be taken away with it. (Malachi 2:4)  “And you shall know that I have sent this command to you, as being my covenant with Lĕwi,” said יהוה of hosts. (Malachi 2:5)  “My covenant with him was life and peace, and I gave them to him, to fear. And he feared me, and stood in awe of My Name. (Malachi 2:6)  “The Torah of truth1 was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and straightness, and turned many away from crookedness. Footnote:  1Nehemia 9:13. (Malachi 2:7)  “For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and they seek the Torah from his mouth, for he is the messenger of יהוה of hosts.
Yahshua says in John 14:21 that if you love Him you will obey Him and obviously some will not obey him (Esaw example) and He considers that HATE!
(Romans 9:6)  However, it is not as though the word of Elohim has failed. For they are not all Yisra’ĕl who are of Yisra’ĕl, (Romans 9:7) neither are they all children because they are the seed of Aḇraham, but, “In Yitsḥaq your seed shall be called.” (Romans 9:8)  That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of Elohim, but the children of the promise are reckoned as the seed. (Romans 9:9)  For this is the word of promise, “At this time I shall come and Sarah shall have a son.” (Romans 9:10)  Not only so, but Riḇqah having conceived by one, our father Yitsḥaq. (Romans 9:11)  Yet, before they were born or had done any good or evil – in order that the purpose of Elohim, according to choice, might stand, not of works but of Him who calls – (Romans 9:12) it was said to her, “The greater shall serve the lesser,” (Romans 9:13) as it has been written, Yaʽaqoḇ I have loved, but Ěsaw I have hated.”
Loved One, how can we tell if certain people are lying? See if their lips move. For instance, if Al Gore says we are facing Global Warming, perhaps we should be preparing for an ICE AGE. We of YHWH FEAR NOT! What I see coming is not even funny, it is serious testing’s for believers. Truthfully, without these tests of our faith, we would not grow up spiritually and have increased faith which is the currency of heaven! We need to grow our faith and intimacy with our Heavenly Father to become the REMNANT BRIDE- OVERCOMERS! Am I expecting the End of the World? Certainly not! Yes someday soon I do expect Jacob’s Trouble, which is not the trouble for our Jewish brothers only- it is all of us grafted in to Israel by trust in Yahshua. I expect also the mighty men (Great or mighty men is term used for super wealthy elite who run the world at the end of this age) will try and set up their One World Order which YHWH will overthrow and set up His Order! They currently control the entire world’s media (^ corporations own all the public news stations; television and radio. And make and sell to a gullible people; their own truths- which is lies. YHWH will also call for the birds to come and eat His prepared feast of these “great men” disobedient to His instructions (Torah-Law). Loved One, what are we to do? Simple really- turn from our vain traditions which make the Word (Instructions- Torah- Law) of none effect. BECOME HIS “LOVED ONE” which He considers His treasure- that no man can take from His hand!
We do as Yahshua commanded us; “Come out of her my people or partake of her plagues!” We will no longer accept and worship how we think right- but we will repent and do what He says. We will no longer worship Him in VAIN, teaching as His doings (Doctrines) - the commandments of men and pagan religion traditions. Yahshua (Jesus) tell us what is this Jacob’s Trouble really all about; (Luke 21:31) So you also, when you see these matters take place, know that the reign of Elohim is near. (Luke 21:32)  “Truly, I say to you, this generation (Comment: the generation that sees these things starting to take place) shall by no means pass away till all shall have taken place. (Luke 21:33)  “The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall by no means pass away. (Luke 21:34)  And take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down by gluttony, and drunkenness and worries (cares) of this life, and that day come on you suddenly. (Luke 21:35)  “For it shall come as a snare on all those dwelling on the face of all the earth. (Luke 21:36)  “Watch then at all times, and pray that you be counted worthy to escape all this about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Aḏam.”
So we can see it (This trouble) comes on all- the whole earth. We can also see it is a test to see who is worthy- who is the real Bride of Messiah- as He is not coming back for a harlot again, nor a rebellious bride full of pagan traditions- for it is written; “LEARN NOT THE WAYS OF THE HEATHEN” (AND SAY YOU ARE WORSHIPPING ME!) That is vain traditions – some will continue to worship Him in vain- but not you LOVED ONE you are family and a TRUTH SEEKER as that is who Yahshua said was family; “Are these not my mother, brothers and sisters- these who do the will of my Father?” He is coming back for a spotless bride who has made herself ready! You can trust Him to deliver you and it will be a greater deliverance than the parting of the Red Sea! Not a pre-tribulation rapture as He will use your testimony and the blood of the Lamb to overcome all the power of the enemy. We are to produce fruit that remains- as this alone will glorify the Father! That is why you and I were born to live at this particular time- it is our destiny to be over comers!
Who Can Stand in the Day of YHWH?
(James 4:3)  You ask and do not receive, because you ask evilly, in order to spend it on your pleasures. (James 4:4)  Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with Elohim? 1 Whoever therefore intends to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of Elohim. Footnote: 1 Matthew 13:22, Luke 4:5-6, Luke 14:33, Romans 12:2, 1 John 2:15-17. (James 4:5)  Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose? Does the Spirit which dwells in us intensely crave unto envy? (James 4:6)  But He gives greater favor. Because of this He says, “Elohim resists the proud, but gives favor to the humble.” (James 4:7)  So then subject yourselves to Elohim. Resist the devil 1 and he shall flee from you. Footnote: 1 Or 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! (James 4:9)  Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to dejection. (James 4:10)  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Master, and He shall lift you up.
We watch as the wicked men of the earth want to divide Jerusalem
(Joel 3:2) then I shall gather all gentiles, and bring them down to the Valley of Yehoshaphat. And I shall enter into judgment with them there for my people, my inheritance Yisra’ĕl, whom they have scattered among the gentiles, and they have divided up my land. Great shaking appears to be headed our way NOW- September 2011? Are these absolutely guaranteed- NOPE! As a watchman, I can tell you to pay attention, but you are required to search these matters out for yourself and determine what you should do. I can say this- we Draw near to YHWH while we still can as many false signs and demonic alien type beings, mighty earthquakes and holograms, with the great signs in the heavens the waves of the ocean causing men’s hearts to fail from fear of what’s coming on the earth- but we FEAR NOTHING! Why do we have shalom and fear nothing? Because we have more trust in Yahweh’s promises and power to deliver us and use us to produce fruit in the greatest harvest of souls ever since creation; than we worry about this rebellious created being’s (hasatan) power to destroy us.

I have often said of those who take the ostrich approach and stick their head in the sand in fear, (hoping trouble and tests will go away) should expect to lose their rear end. The fearful will have their place among the adulterers and liars in the lake of fire. Why you may ask; because they would be trusting in hasatan’s power to destroy them more than they are trusting in YHWH to deliver them! FEAR NOT- (Amos 3:6) If a ram’s horn (Shofar-Trumpet) is blown in a city, do the people not tremble? If there is calamity in a city, shall not יהוה have done it? (Amos 3:7)  For the Master יהוה does no matter unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
LOVED ONE- FEAR NOT! We are to be about our Father’s business- producing fruit that will remain- for this is what glorifies our Father! Our testimony will determine our usefulness to our Father in bringing in His harvest; as we will be alive as long as we are producing fruit that will remain! (Bad fruit will all be burned up as tares) Ha ha, so as my good friend Michael Rood often states- “Therefore get a testimony and stretch it out as long as you can!” DO THE GOSPEL!
Shalom to you Loved One,
P.S. THANK YOU for your prayers and intercession. They are our lifeline. And you know that as you pray and intercede for us- YHWH will also hear your prayers; as your seed (Heartfelt prayers) will produce fruit. I pray for you brother and sister and fully expect a harvest of souls on your behalf, (especially your family and friends you are praying for) along with His direction for you, His protection for you, His provision for you, and His deliverance for you and your loved ones in every fiery trial- now and future! Know this YHWH is not mocked, whatever a man (or womb man- woman) plants; that shall he or she also reap! Praise Him who gives us breath as He never slumbers!
Continued explanation of the 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 nations 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.