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The Era of the Judges (roughly 12
centuries B.C.E.). The time of the Judges
was after Israel left Egypt, travelled through the Wilderness under leadership of
Moses, then entered the Promised Land under leadership of Joshua (Y’shua’s First
Coming) before the Government of King David (Y’shua’s Second Coming) was
established. In the time of King David, Israel experienced the most prosperous time


This is a picture of what we can expect when the King of Kings, Y’shua, will reign
after His Second Coming. Prophetically, Judges is pointing to the timeframe between
Y’shua’s First and Second Coming, and that is where we find ourselves in and we
can learn so much on how to live as Believers especially as we draw near to the end
of this time period. Joshua brought Israel into Canaan, in the same way Y'shua
brought us into the spiritual Promised Land of faith. We are not only awaiting His
Second Coming and salvation, we are also awaiting His Government with which He
will rule over the earth forever.

Jos za:zo-z¬ And Joshuo urote these uords in the hook o[ the Toroh
o[ Elohim, ond took o greot stone ond set it up there under on ook hg
the sonctuorg o[ YHVH. (z;) And 1oshuc scid to cll the people, ßehold, this
stone shcll be c uitness to us, [or it hcs hecrd cll the Words o[ YHVH uhich He
spole to us. 1t sholl there[ore he o uitness to gou, lest gou deng gour

Joshua's last words and warning was not to forsake the Torah and His
Commandments, but the people later fell back and forsook YHVH's Word. During the
history of the Judges we see that, even when they fell away from YHVH's Ways, they
were more than half of the time blessed, following YHVH's Commandments. This
gives us hope for this time and we know that we need to follow YHVH’s Ways in
order to experience His peace. In the same way, man throughout history from
Y’shua’s ascension, had fallen back into the hands of the enemy and are periodically
serving the enemy and freed from the enemy throughout
the centuries up till now. We as believers living now are
also subject under the rulership of “Judges” who YHVH
appointed so that they can lead the people back into
following the Torah and YHVH’s ways till He comes

Jdg z1:zg 1n those dogs there uos no king in
1sroel. Eoerg mon did the right in his oun

When they had no ruler over them, every man did
what he thought was right and this is also true for
today, people have the right to be different and do as they think is right.
Throughout this Book we see the same Cycle of sin, Israel forgot YHVH, He send
an Enemy to rule over them, they repent, He then sends a Judge to deliver them.
They live in peace until they forget Him again. This Cycle repeated six times with
a total of twelve Judges to rule over YHVH’s people.

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In the First Chapter of the book of Judges we
find the most peculiar story of Israel fighting
against the Canaanites where they caught
the king, Adonai-Bezek, and cut off his
thumbs and great toes. What does this
mean? Adonai-Bezek did the same thing to
seventy kings and this was now done back
unto him. We see that the evil that you do,
will return to you and you must bear the
consequences of what you have done.

We can learn a lot from this king, Bezek because his life is like the "yetzer hara", or
‘evil inclination’ that is found in every one of us. We were born with this “evil
inclination” and have to let your "yetzer tov", the ‘good inclination’ overshadow it and
dictate our actions. The "yetzer hara" takes advantage of our fleshly needs and
cause it to go out of balance and control and we later on end up in sin.
The "yetzer tov" is part of your spiritual side you must learn to let your spiritual side
lead and dictate your actions and allowing this, is a sign of maturity.

Bezek D*D has two meanings, ‘spark’ and ‘lightning bolt’. As we have seen with
this king, you will face your consequences. Sometimes it can be as small as a spark
but sometimes it can be devastating like a lighting bolt. The lesson to learn here is
that you better not play with sin, allowing it in your life, because you might bear more
serious consequences than you can handle.

The first two letters of Bezek D*D is “baz” *D that means- ‘spoil, booty, robbery,
to divide, to despise, hold in contempt’. The last letter is Qof D, and it means
‘repentance’. We need to repent (Qof) and subdue our evil desires by allowing our
"yetzer tov" to take over so that we will not be despised and divided (baz) by the
consequences of our sin.

They did not kill Bezek, they only cut off his thumbs and great toes so that he could
not hold a weapon to attack or hurt someone else. He still had a tongue.
In the same way, when you came to faith, you have received a new nature that
makes you less prone to sin but you need to watch you tongue, it can still be used to
express your "yetzer hara" and bring you into serious trouble.

E En ne em mi ie es s i in n t th he e V Va al ll le ey ys s w wi it th h I Ir ro on n C Ch ha ar ri io ot ts s

Jdg 1:1o And YHVH uos uith Judoh. And he took possession o[ the
mountoin. But he could not drioe out those uho lioed in the oolleg,
hecouse theg hod choriots o[ iron.

Israel defeated their enemies on the mountain but did not drive
out the enemies in the lower parts. We learn that the men of
the tribe of Judah could not drive out the inhabitants of the
plain because they had iron chariots (Judges 1:19).
The iron chariot was most valuable in making rapid flanking movements where the
land was fairly flat and open. The coastal area of Palestine was relatively level, while
the hill-country inland featured steep slopes and deep valleys. However, in the
coastal plain the Canaanite and Philistine iron chariots proved to be the tanks of their
period, racing across the flat country. But chariots were ineffective on wooded hills.
The High places and mountainous areas represent a place of set apart living. The
Valleys and costal areas close to the sea represent the nations and people in the
world. Satan has the ‘technology’ to deceive people with his worldly systems found in
the media, entertainment, music, books est. If you are not well equipped with the
Mountainous area of set-apart living, you will be pulled into the ways of the world and
Satan’s deceptive tactics.

Since Israel did not obtain chariots until the time of the monarchy, they simply could
not dislodge the people of the coastal plain. But in one instance there was a strikingly
different result. Jabin and Sisera, from the stronghold of Hazor, had a massive force
of 900 iron chariots (Judges 4, 5). But Deborah and Barak, the Israelite leaders, were
successful against this superior force because Elohim routed the enemy. There is
also the implication that there was a late spring storm, which turned the river Kishon
into a raging torrent and rendered the iron chariots useless in the battle. This shows
us that the enemy with the iron chariots can only be conquered with the help of
YHVH and with a flood of His Word (water). This shows us that His Word will make
the chariots ineffective and you can have a victory at the costal area, bringing in and
winning souls for the Kingdom out of the nations (sea).

Judah’s tribe attacked Jerusalem and they burnt it. They did not live in it. Later, the
Jebusites captured that city again. We can see this from verse 21. Israel’s people did
not capture it completely until David was the king.

T Th he e T Ta al le e o of f T Tw wo o C Ci it ti ie es s

In the First Chapter we read about two Cities that were conquered; Hebron and
Debir. These two Cities were found in the Promised Land and needs to be dealt with
by you, as a believer. But what does these two Cities mean?

T Th he e C Ci it ty y o of f H He eb br ro on n – – T Th he e G Gi ia an nt ts s

Hebron (also known as Kiryat Arba or Mamreh) is a
city of a rich biblical history going back to the era of
the Patriarchs. When Abraham arrived in Canaan,
one of the places in which he settled was the
Hebron area, which he sanctified by building an
altar to YHWH: “And Abraham moved his tent and
came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre which is in
Hebrom and there he built an altar to YHWH”
(Genesis 13:18). Hebron is also where Abraham
buried his wife, Sarah, in the cave of Machpela.
Hebron comes from the word "cheber" – that
means ‘to bind’. Old name was Keriath-arba or the City of four giants. There were
four giants who dwelled there, but only three are mentioned here:

• Sheshai - my linen garments, six, mercy, flax
• Ahiman - who is my brother, to go to the right (second part of word)
• Talmai - bountiful water (sea) - relationship with the world (nations, sea)
These were Giants they had to face after they entered into the Promised Land. What
does this mean, because all of them have good meanings? The Giants in your life is
difficult to spot even though they are very big because of the ‘camouflage’ hiding
them. They hide themselves behind masks of “white linen garments” and as “one of
the brothers” and as “friendships”. We have all seen what peer pressure does to
teen-agers and in the same way friendships with the wrong people can be the Giant
in your life that keeps you from the fullness of YHVH, but you will find it difficult to
realise it..

The First Giant represents religious friends that do not believe the
same way you do and they confuse you by false doctrine, even
though they appear to have white garments on. To test if this is the
case with a particular friend, ask yourself the question after they have
left: Do I feel builded up or am I confused? What is the fruit of this
friendship? Do they draw me closer to YHVH or away from YHVH into
the world?

These people will say that YHVH’s Law is no longer valid and that you are legalistic if
you try to obey it. They will say things that are contrary to the Word and contradict
themselves often. This Giant can be slain by studying the Scripture to proof your faith
so that these “friends” of yours will not lead you astray and away from the truth.
Y’shua referred to these Giants as white washed graves because they appear to
have the life but they are full of dead bones binging spiritual death by preaching man
made laws.

The Second Giant is “one of the brothers”, someone in
the faith who cause you to stumble due to their actions or
words. There will always be someone in an assembly of
believers who will irritate you or offend you in some way or
another. If this brother or sister says something about the
Word, you feel something standing up in you and find it
difficult to receive from him or her. Is there something
wrong with him or with you? The answer is both. He may
have a problem or weakness and this cause you to be irritated or offended. You have
the problem of being irritable or offended and this is a weakness sin you. YHVH
allows people like his in a group so that they can be your blessing. They bless you by
bringing out the worst in you so that it might surface and that you can work on it. IA
dead man would not be offended by anything and Paul said that we have to die in
Messiah, this means to be dead to other people’s mistakes and irritations. If he or
she offends you, ask YHVH to show you what it is in you that cause you to react in
this way and ask Him to help you to overcome this weakness. In the same time pray
for your brother or sister who cause you to stumble. When you are sorted out, then
there will be love peace and unity and we must all die in Messiah to achieve this.

The Third Giant is your relationship with the world or
friends in the world outside the faith. The faith in Y’shua
asks that you live a set-apart life and that you only allow
believers inside your “inner circle of trust” and it is from
these friends that you receive your support and council. Be
careful of allowing friends outside the faith from your past
life into this inner circle because they will lead you astray
from YHVH’s ways if you consult them for advice. They have different lifestyle,
morals and wisdom that is based on man’s wisdom and worldly ways.

T Th he e F Fo ou ur r G Gi ia an nt ts s i in n
H He eb br ro on n: :

1. Religious people
2. Fellow Believers
3. Worldly Friends
+. You

Note, they are not
things but people and
relationships are very
difficult to overcome.

The Forth Giant is not mentioned here and that implies that this Giant is YOU. This
Giant is the self or better known as; me myself and I where everything revolves
around you. This is the most dangerous Giant and the most difficult
Giant to spot. You can be the Giant that stands between you and
YHVH. If you still upholds your ideals, dreams and plans from your
fleshly past above the things that YHVH dictates, then you will most
definitely follow your dreams instead of His Plan. You will pursue
your material needs instead of His spiritual treasures and you will be
a plastic believer who uses YHVH to gain your needs. This is the
wrong way round and the wrong order and you have to get of the
throne in your life and give the authority to YHVH. When you sit on
the throne, you will dictate to YHVH what you want Him to do for
you and then He is serving you instead of you serving Him. You are
the servant and He is the Master, He speaks and you listen. Submit
under His Word and pursue His Will and be someone He can use
for the benefit of His Kingdom.

Col z:zo ¨1 hooe heen impoled uith Messioh, ond 1 no longer lioe, hut
Messioh lioes in me.
And thct uhich I nou lite in the [lesh I lite bu belie[ in
the Son o[ Elohim, uho loted me cnd qcte Himsel[ [or me. Iootnote:
8::o, z Cor. ó::ó, z Cor. :(:=, Eph. (::;, Col. ::z;, : 1ohn a:a.

Rom S:1o And i[ Messioh is in gou, the hodg is trulg deod on occount
o[ sin, hut the Spirit is li[e on occount o[ righteousness.

Joh g:go I ccn do nothinq o[ Mu oun sel[. As I hecr, I judqe, cnd Mu judqment
is just, beccuse 1 do not seek Mg oun uill, hut the uill o[ the 1other uho
hcs sent Me.

As seen in the meaning of the word Hebron; these Giants will bind you if you do not
seek them out and destroy them in your life. You have to realiase the seriousness of
this in order to improve and maintain a good relationship with YHVH without
relationships getting in the way.

T Th he e C Ci it ty y o of f D De eb bi ir r – – T Th he e S Sc cr ro ol ll l

The second City is Debir and its old name is Kiriath-Sepher or
“City of the Scroll”. Debir is the same as the word "dawbar" that
means ‘to speak’. If you add a "yod" it is the same word used to
name the Holy of Holies. The City of the Scroll (Word) and the
Holy of Holies is from where YHVH speaks to His people. To
conquer this City is to achieve the ability to “hear” YHVH’s Voice
and to understand His words and to apply them skilfully in your
life and teach others. This is the aim for all of us to be equipped
so that we can help and teach others.

In the book of Judges we read that Caleb offered His beautiful
daughter as the bride to the one who was worthy of facing the
challenge of conquering this City. His daughter’s name is
Achsah and it means – ‘adornment’, ‘anger’ or ‘adder’. Othniel
took on the challenge and got Achsah as wife. Othniel means
'force or Lion of Elohim’. The man that chooses to pursue this
task; to embrace the Word in order to lead people, will be adorned and beautified by
it, but will get a greater judgement (anger) if he teaches people the wrong things.

Jos g:1 Not mong o[ gou should hecome teochers, mg hrothers,
knouing thot ue sholl receioe greoter judgment.

Achsah asked her father a field and he also gave her the upper waters and the lower
waters. A Field in Hebrew always means ‘nations’ and this is the inheritance and
reward for pursuing this calling; there will be people coming out of the nations to
serve YHVH and this is the fruit of your labour. He also gave her the upper and lower
water meaning that YHVH will anoint and equip His Judge to reveal earthly wisdom
as well as spiritual wisdom and revelation of the Word in order to help the people and
lead them out of the world. In Chapter three we will see that Othniel was the first
Judge and he had to conquer the City of the Scroll in order to be equipped to do the
work of a Judge (spiritually).


You must spend time on the mountainous area, which is the Way and Will of YHVH,
living a set-apart life so that you will be equipped and ready when you deal with the
Steel Chariot enemies in the world. You will need a fluid of the Word to overcome
their tactics and with the help of YHVH you will overcome them and bring many
people into the Kingdom.

The City of Hebron deals with the Four Giants (Bad Relationships), which you must
expel out of your life and the City of the Scroll is there to equip you to do the work
YHVH planned for you in this life. You have to face both Cities to develop and grow
up into Spiritual Maturity and to be effective in the Kingdom of YHVH. We will dig a
bit deeper into the meaning of a judge before we look at the Judges YHVH gave to
lead His people in the Promised Land.

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Aleph Bet Gimmel Dalet
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The Kingdom is about taking back land from the enemy
inside the Promised Land. There are enemies to conquer, if
you do not conquer them, they will conquer you. The worst
thing you can do is to make a deal with the enemies,
compromising and allowing them to live with you in the Land.

YHVH wants you to be active in the process of eliminating the
enemies from your life and He wants you to take control over
your life. Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit and He wants you to
steer and hit the breaks and the gas, He will guide you but it is
up to you to obey. He does not want robots; He wants a
spontaneous Bride who loves Him out of free will, doing
spontaneously what He desires for your life.

Jdg z:z-g And gou sholl moke no treotg uith those uho lioe in this
lond. You sholl throu doun their oltors. But gou hooe not oheged Mg
ooice. Whot is this thot gou hooe done? ((J And 1 olso soid, 1 uill not
drioe them out [rom he[ore gou, hut theg sholl he thorns in gour
sides, ond their gods sholl he o snore to gou.

In Chapter two we see that Israel made a deal with the enemy and YHVH said to
them that their enemy will be a thorn in their side and their gods will be a trap to
the people. This is an exact quote form Num 33:55 and they still have not
learned. They realised what they have done and named the place Bochim, that
means ‘weeping’.

F Fr ro om m G Gi il lg ga al l t to o B Bo oc ch hi ie em m

The messenger of YHVH came from Gilgal and went to Bochiem.
Why do we need to know that? Surely there must be something
below the surface we can learn from.

Gilgal - *!*! - rolling, scull
Bochiem -C¨DD - Weeping

Bet D is before Gimmel ! and Kaf D is before Lamed * in the Aleph-Bet. This
means that Bochiem is alphabetically before Gilgal and they were moving
backwards, so to speak. They went from a place of rolling to a place of weeping
because of their sin. Moving into sin is moving backwards, what would have
happened if they were moving forward?

There is Strength in Worship

Lets go to the next letter after Gimmel ! , which is Dalet ¨ and the letter after
Lamed *, which is Mem C. Then we get the word "damah" 7C¨ that means
silence. Lets put the picture together; we either comes from a place of rolling
backwards into sin which results into weeping, or we move forward into
righteousness resulting in silence. You thought it would have been the opposite
of weeping which is rejoicing and praise, but it is not, it is silence. We find this
same truth in Psa_65:1.

Pso og:1 To You, stillness (silenceJ, proise, in Tsigon, O Elohim.

There must be silence (worship) first, before there can be praise.
We always thought to make a joyful noise and to praise first, but
we see in this Psalm, that we get silent before YHVH before we
praise Him. If we do not know how to worship YHVH in silence,
you will not be able to praise Him making a joyful noise. To
worship in silence is spiritual and cannot be seen in the open but
to rejoice is physical and can be seen by everybody. To praise
should be as a result of your worship and intimacy with YHVH.
The Church has the order wrong when they praise before they
worship in their services. We must start from the inside out
because YHVH works from the inside out and Satan twisted
everything and works from the outside in. When you truly worship
YHVH, it is silent, and out of that, you can move into true praise.
The strength of your relationship is found in the time you spent in
silence before YHVH, worshipping and adoring Him. Do you make time to worship
YHVH in you inner room and how do you manage your time you spent with YHVH?
In this lies the key to a good and strong relationship with Him.

Worship is the word “shachah” 7|* and means; ‘to depress, that is, prostrate
(fall flat on your face in homage to royalty or YHVH): - bow (self) down, crouch,
fall down (flat), humbly beseech, do (make) obeisance, do reverence, to admire,
to show respect, worship. We see in the Hebrew letters a “Shin” * that means
Spirit, as in purifying fire, we see a “Chet” | that means ‘Life’, and we see a
“Hey” 7 that means ‘Light’. To worship YHVH is to Worship Him in Spirit and in
Truth and then you will experience real Life..

Joh a:za ¨Elohim is Spirit, ond those uho uorship Him need to
uorship in SP1RT ond TRUTH."

There are two types of worship; a spiritual way and a physical way. The spiritual
way of worship is what we just looked at now, and is to go in isolation and in
silence, adoring Him and to telling Him how much you appreciate and love Him.
Then there is the physical way to worship Him, and that is to worship Him in
Truth. This kind of worship is the Hebrew word “avodah” that comes from he root
word “Avad” that means; servant, to work, to create, to make and worshipers.
To worship in truth is to live a life where you express His Truth, living out His
Commandments while doing your every day work.

The name Gilgal means, “rolling away”, and on a personal level means that our
sin is rolled away and that we can enter the Promised Land. The only question is,
will you move forward into worship and praising YHVH, or will you go backwards
into sin, weeping? The time you allocate to YHVH will determine how open you
will be towards sin.

YOU have to drive out and keep out the Enemies

Num gg:gg But i[ YOU uill not drioe out the people o[ the
lond [rom he[ore gou, then it uill he, those o[ them uhom
gou let remoin sholl he splinters in gour eges ond thorns
in gour sides, ond theg sholl trouhle gou in the lond in
uhich gou lioe.

Verse two is a quote from Numbers 33:55 and they did not obey the
principle from the past; to wipe out the enemies because they will
give you trouble in the end. Note, YOU have to drive out the
enemies from the land, not YHVH. These are the ‘internal’ enemies
in your life you have to deal with. Spiritually it means that you have to get rid of
sin, bad habits, past hurts and issues in your life so that they wouldn’t become
splinters in your eyes and become a thorn in your side or cause you to become a
thorn in someone else’s side.

When you live with the enemies making deals with
them, (sin or past hurts), you will be like a person with
splinters in your eyes. People like this cannot “see”
properly and are stumbling and bumping into things.
They get into other people's space, touching them
inappropriately, trying to find their way. This is a
person who acts out of his or her emotions; they
stumble into people's lives, say things that hurt others
and cannot see the consequences of their deeds. They touch people in a way
that hurt or offend them or make them uncomfortable. They stumble through life
like a drunkard with a trail of broken relationships. You need to be a servant of
righteousness; you must never give up the fight against those things in your life
that causes you to act half blind and drunk and you need to have a clear vision to
see the results of your actions. You need to do introspection to see your sin
and/or hurts and deal with them so that you can change and live in peace with
one another.

YHVH gave you the ability to fight off the ‘old enemies’
in your life. Just don't give up and never stop to rage
war on those things that cause you to stumble and
cause division and strive in the assembly and in your
life. The most important thing you have to do is to
realise that everybody have enemies (past hurts and
sin in your life, and you must ‘want to’ get rid of them
because they are blocking your vision and cause you
to hurt others. Remember, you can only give out
what you have received. If you get stuck in one place with your hurts, you will
hand this out to others and transfer the pain. Face it and deal with it and fill
yourself with the love of YHVH (worship) so that you may be able to hand that out
to people around you.
Three Stages of slipping into Sin

Do not settle into an agreement of compromise with these enemies, to live with
them in the same land (your life). Do not accept any sin in your life thinking that it
is not so bad and that it is part of your character and people have to accept you
the way you are. Pursue them and wipe them out because they will cause you
pain in the end and be a thorn in your side. You will have restricted vision and will
always be in pain, feeling bad or facing bad consequences because of your
actions. You will be miserable, alone and will not live a life of freedom and victory.

Jdg z:1o-1z And clso cll thct qenerction uere qcthered to their [cthers. And
there orose onother generotion o[ter them uho did not knou YHVH,
nor eoen the uorks uhich He hod done [or 1sroel. (::) And the sons o[
1sroel did eoil in the sight o[ YHVH, ond seroed Bools. (:z) And theg
[orsook YHVH, the Elohim o[ their [others, uho hrought them out o[
the lond o[ Eggpt. And theg [olloued other gods o[ the gods o[ the
people uho uere oround them, ond houed themseloes to them, ond
proooked YHVH to onger.

The three phases of slipping into serious sin:

• Compromise: First they forgot YHVH, which is a small sin. This happens
if you compromise only a little bit. You live a casual life and set the wrong
example to your children, not taking YHVH’s Word serious enough and
apply it in your daily activities. To compromise is to make a deal with the
enemies (sin) in your life.
• Secret Sin: Secondly they prayed to Baal, this is when you do sin in
secret, which only you and YHVH can see. This is your pet sin and it
forms a habit, which is difficult to break.
• Backsliding: Lastly they followed other gods and physically bowed down
to them, which is sin in its fullness and others can see as fruit in your life.
This is when you have backslidden and do not even care about YHVH’s
things any more.

Sin starts of by forgetting YHVH's ways, compromising and slipping your
standard by not putting Him first (worship). Then you secretly do things that are
hidden that only you know about it. Then you will get accustom to doing that ‘pet
sin’ and it wouldn’t be long before you show the physical evidence of sin in your
life that everyone else can see. The word says that ‘you will be known by your
fruit’ and your actions will show what is in your heart. Do not even allow the first
step of compromise into your life because you as a believer in Messiah are not
free from committing any grievous sin. It only takes a slip in the standard and in
your commitment to follow YHVH, to let you slip and fall on your back into the
world. The word says that you that stand, to watch out that you do not fall. It is a
continual process of discipline, humility and commitment to maintain a healthy
relationship with YHVH free from enemies in your life. The enemy, Satan, is
especially interested in you as a believer, to draw you back into the world.
Remember the Chariots of Iron, his tactics and worldly systems that will pull down
anyone who lay slack in keeping the enemies and giants out of their lives.

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The story opens with the following words:

Jdg g:¬ And the sons o[ 1sroel did eoil in the
sight o[ YHVH ond [orgot YHVH their
Elohim, ond seroed Bools ond the Asherohs.

It may be hard for us to believe that Israel would
substitute the worship of the great and all-mighty Elohim
for worship of pagan idols of wood and stone. But before
we condemn them, we should remind ourselves that we
are guilty of the same sin when we put other activities
and priorities before our relationship with YHVH. What
are your idols? They may not be made of stone, but to
Elohim they are just as sinful. Television, sport, hobbies,
friends…..anything that keeps you from a relationship with YHVH that is done
excessively and out of balance. YHVH allowed enemies in the Land of Canaan for
two specific reasons:

Jdg g:z,a onlu thct the generotions o[ the sons o[ 1sroel might knou,
to TEACH THEM WAR, ot the leost those uho he[ore kneu nothing
o[ it: (a) And theg uere to TEST 1sroel hg them, to knou uhether
theg uould listen to the commonds o[ YHVH, uhich He commonded
their [others hg the hond o[ Moses.

YHVH left the enemies in Canaan to teach Israel warfare and to test them
whether they would follow the Torah received by Moses. Everything in our lives
that happens is a test and a teaching, testing if you will do His Commandments
and to teach you if you have any shortcomings so that you will overcome when
you get the same test again. In the process you will also learn who the enemies
are and how to make war against them. Israel faced six main enemies, which
dwelled among them and they were their main enemies:

1. Canaanites – Flesh: Their name means ‘merchants’, and
comes from a root that means – ‘to fold together’, ‘be low’ or ‘to
depress’. . They are descendants from the son of Cham who was
cursed. A merchant had to carry everything he was to sell and
had to fold it together and squeeze it into his package, which he
carried on a donkey, camel or wagon. They had a skill of packing
and trafficking. Satan is also known as a trafficker, Eze 28:18.

Eze zS:1g, 1¬-1S You hooe heen in Eden the gorden o[
Elohim: eteru precious stone ucs uour coterinq, the rubu,
topcz, cnd the dicmond, the berul, the onux, cnd the jcsper, the
scpphire, the turquoise, cnd the emercld, cnd qold. (:;) The
uorlmcnship o[ uour tcmbourines cnd o[ uour [lutes ucs
prepcred in uou in the dcu thct uou uere crected. Your hecrt
ucs li[ted up beccuse o[ uour becutu: gou hooe spoiled gour uisdom
hecouse o[ gour hrightness. I uill ccst uou to the qround: I uill put uou
be[ore linqs, thct theu mcu behold uou. (:8) ßu the host o[ uour iniquities, hg
the iniquitg o[ gour trode, gou hooe pro[oned gour holg ploces:
so I brouqht c [ire [rom uour midst: it shcll detour uou, cnd I uill qite uou [or
cshes on the ecrth, be[ore the eues o[ cll uho see uou.

This is addressed to the wicked king of Tyre, who is a picture of Satan. Satan is the
enemy that lived in the Garden and YHVH is giving everything back to us that we lost
through Satan's lies. We win the ground back by following YHVH and His Ways and
Torah. Verse 17 - Satan's wisdom was corrupted because of His brightness,
splendor and pride.

Why is Satan described as a merchant? He did his first sale in
Eden when he offered Eve the opportunity to become like YHVH.
She bought it and had to pay with everything YHVH gave them in
the Garden of Eden. They fell from this higher ‘State of Life’ and
were cast out of the Garden to live in a cursed world in a cursed
body. Y'shua, by dying on the tree, came to buy back that was
legitimately sold to Satan, the field, man (the Bride) and creation (the land). Creation
groans with us to be finally redeemed at the end of time. [Rom 8:22] When Y'shua
said, "it is finished", that Greek word for finished means; paid in full. We are already
bought back and paid for and belong to Him. When He comes back with Him after
the thousand years, we will finally take back the Land and Creation that Y'shua paid
for after took back from Satan. Satan does have dominion over the world currently,
but he does not control every individual, he is only YHVH's sheepdog that snaps at
the heels of YHVH's people.

Every believer has to face this enemy found in Canaan or the Promised Land
(redeemed life) and we have to overcome this enemy known as merchants. We have
to overcome them and take back dominion of the Land Y’shua bought back from
Satan. You can only do this if you have the Blood of the Messiah on your life as the
proof and the title deed for the ownership of this Land. This enemy is like squatters
who are found around every corner, who bugs you to try to sell you fleshly lies in
trade for your Land. They will lead you into fleshly things, away from the Torah and
you will loose ground in your spiritual life (Garden of Eden life). Y'shua was tempted
in the same way in the wilderness where Satan promised Him the world, in exchange
for worshipping him. Satan wants to give you riches and possessions (fleshly stuff) in
exchange of your worship. Everything that is more important than YHVH in your life is
an idol bought form these merchants, the Canaanites. Satan uses the “Chariots of
Iron” we saw in Chapter 1 to overcome YHVH’s people. These possessions will keep
you BUSY (Being Under Stan’s Yoke) and consume your time so that your
relationship with YHVH will die.

2. Hittites – Fear: Descendants of Het D| and it means fear
or terror. Satan controls by fear and he will make you ineffective
by overwhelming you by troubles and cares of this world. Do not
fear so that you do not submit under this enemy. Fear YHVH so
that He can control you rather than Satan and his bad reports.
You will serve the one you fear and you will become a slave of
the enemy if you fear them. Fear is the opposite of faith. You
fear because you do not believe.

What should I believe in order not to fear? The promises of YHVH and the fact the
He will provide and look after you, guide you and protect you, as we have seen in the
prophetic picture where Israel was led through the Wilderness by the means of a
pillar of could and of fire. Het is spelled Chet - Tav, Chet means life and Tav means
stake (cross) which represents death.
YHVH says in His Word that He puts life and death before us and that we should
choose life [Deut 30:19] YHVH gave us the opportunity to choose between faith and
fear, life and death, blessings or curses. Choose faith and live and be blessed by
putting your trust in Him and the enemy will flee.

3. Amorites – Lies & Blabber: Amor means blabbers or talkers. This
enemy is actively spreading lies, slander and bad reports spreading
confusion, destruction and fear. When you believe the lies of the enemy,
you will be bound by those lies and be enslaved by them. The Amorites is a
picture of false doctrine that is based upon man's traditions and/or pagan
intermixing better known as the system of Babylon. They are also a picture
of people slandering, breaking up relationships and unity. These messages
are conveyed through lies and comes directly as a tactic invented by the
‘father of lies (Satan). To defeat this enemy, you need the truth because it is only the
truth that will set you free. You also need to keep yourself out of the loop of slander
so that you will not get caught up in the sticky web of Satan. You defeat this enemy
by washing yourself with the water of the Word and guarding your tongue.

4. Perizzites – Anti-Torah Spirit: Perizzites means ‘without
walls’. Think of a city without walls. Back in the day, a city
without walls were very vulnerable and open for attack. The
Torah is our safeguard and the Wall we live in to protect us from
the enemy. The Perizzites represents the enemy that will teach
you to be passive regarding the Word and to cling only to
Grace. They also teach that the Wall is done away with and that
you will be supernaturally protected from your enemies. These people have no walls
of protection and in other words have no boundaries of protection of the Torah. They
live a life of “freedom” but bear the painful consequences of being entrapped by
Satan. They mix with the world and look like people in the world and have no light to
shine except for one candle called ‘Grace’. This is the enemy operates in the spirit of
the Anti-Messiah and teaches people against Torah and YHVH’s Wall of protection
[Ps 91].

5. Hivites – False Prophets or Teachers: Hivites comes from the root
word “chavah”; that means – ‘to live’. It also means ‘wickedness’. People
who are wicked are people without faith. Wicked is the word "ra-ah" that
also means ‘to shepherd’. The Hivites are the bad shepherds who are
supposed to bring life but bring only messages that will tickle their ears of
the people, preaching what they want to hear. (prosperity, love, self
esteem, grace). [Rom 11:8, 2 Ti 4:3-4]

zTi a:1-g There[ore I solemnlu uitness be[ore Elohim cnd the Mcster Y'shuc
the Messich, uho is qoinq to judqe the litinq cnd the decd cccordinq to His
cppecrcnce cnd His linqdom, (z) preoch the Word, he instont in seoson
ond out o[ seoson, reprooe, rehuke, exhort uith oll long-su[[ering
ond doctrine. (() 1or o time uill he uhen theg uill not endure sound
doctrine, hut theg uill heop up teochers to themseloes occording to
their oun lusts, tickling the eor. (a) And theg uill turn ouog their
eors [rom the truth ond uill he turned to mgths.
(=) But gou uotch in oll things, endure o[[lictions, do the uork o[ on
eoongelist, [ullg corrg out gour ministrg.

Rom 11:S eten cs it is uritten, "Elohim gooe to them o spirit o[ slumher,
eges not seeing, ond eors not heoring" until this dog.

They are the false prophets that will deceive many. They are full of pride and
arrogance and do not submit under the Commandments of YHVH. To overcome this
enemy in your life you have to have a love for the truth and seek the will of YHVH
and not to believe things that are not based on the fundamental truths found in

6. Jebusites – Satan’s Plan of destruction: Jabus is the name for
Jerusalem found in Jud 19:10. Jabus means trampled down and this
is the result of Satan what Satan wants. A name also means a
destiny and Satan wants to change Jerusalem's name from “Yeru-
shalom”, that means, 'the teaching of peace' or 'the Torah of peace’,
to 'Trampled down'. “Yeru” or “yarah” is the root word found in “Yeru-
shalom” that is also the root word for Torah or Instruction or to ‘learn
how to shoot’. “Shalom” means peace as well as ‘completion of the
building process’ and this shows us that YHVH will complete the
building up process or restoration of His people resulting in the place
called Yerushalom that fulfill His Plan. To defeat this enemy is to be aware of
YHVH’s Plan and bigger picture so that you can be in line with the plan, purpose and
vision of YHVH, so that He can use you to accomplish His Plan and defeat Satan.
Satan wants to destroy you and others, and keep people ignorant of YHVH’s Plan so
that his plan or renaming of the City to “Jabus” can be established.

Even with the knowledge of these enemies, the people of Israel still mixed with them
and learned their ways and brought a curse upon them selves.

Jdg g:o-¬ And theg took their doughters to he their uioes, ond gooe
their doughters to their sons, ond seroed their gods. (;) And the sons
o[ 1sroel did eoil in the sight o[ YHVH ond [orgot YHVH their Elohim,
ond seroed Bools ond the Asherohs.

People in the world today do exactly the same thing, mixing with the enemies and
learning their ways and they act and look just like them. YHVH gave them over to
the king of Mesopotamia and they served Cushan-rishathaim (meaning double
wickedness) eight years. This shows that if you as a believer in YHVH refuse to
take action against these six major enemies, that He will let you bear the
consequences of ‘double wickedness’ becoming just like these enemies. The sin
that you embrace will become strong in your life and overpower you and you will
become a slave and vehicle for that enemy to work through you and be an
instrument in Satan’s hands, helping him to try to fulfil his plan to turn
Yerushalom to Jabus – trampled down ruins.

Ehud = Unity &

Ehud means, “United”
and Unity is a strong
theme that features right
through the Book of
Judges and I believe that
this is the message YHVH
has for His people
approaching the End
Times. “Thanksgiving” is
part of Worship that is the
strength of your spiritual

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In Chapter 3 we get introduced to the Judges and we meet the first Judge, Othniel
who reigned 40 years. He overcame the Galil (City of the Scroll) in Chapter 1 and
defeated the enemy from Mesopotamia who reigned over them for 8 years. Then we
meet Ehud, the second Judge who’s reign lasted for 80 years after he defeated the
Moabites who reigned over Israel for 18 years.

T Th he e F Fi ir rs st t J Ju ud dg ge e – – O Ot th hn ni ie el l – – T Te ea ac ch he er rs s & & T Th he e W Wo or rd d

Othniel means 'force or Lion of Elohim’ and he featured in chapter
one where he conquered the "City of the Scroll" and and he
received the “waters above” and the “waters below” that means;
spiritual revelation regarding YHVH and the Kingdom and Plan,
and he received physical revelation about how to apply YHVH’s
word in your life. He also received a Bride and a Field. The Bride
represents the People of YHVH, who he lead as a husband would
lead his wife. The Field represents the Nations that will be added
as ‘fruit’ of his labour. He became a judge because he conquered
the Word of YHVH that made him competent because he set the standard of what a
judge should be. Othniel's father's name is Kenaz that means ‘hunter’ and a hunter in
the Hebrew culture is someone who hunts for the truth and this also supports the
character of Othniel. The Spirit of YHVH came upon him and he delivered the people
of Israel and they had rest for forty years. The number 40 is very prominent in
Scripture and it means the “Work of the Messiah” Y’shua was also like Othniel who
conquered the City of the Scroll, setting His Word right and He rebuked those who
perverted it. Y’shua also received a Bride and a Field and He had revelation of all
truth because He is the Word of YHVH.

YHVH raises leaders like Othniel in this day to proclaim the Truth and to rectify
misconceptions and confusion. They are like a lion of YHVH who do not bow to the
pressures of man and will stand for the truth no mater what.

T Th he e S Se ec co on nd d J Ju ud dg ge e - - E Eh hu ud d – – N Ne ew w B Be el li ie ev ve er rs s & & T Th he e E En ne em my y o of f t th he e F Fl le es sh h

Jdg g:1z And the sons o[ 1sroel
did eoil ogoin in the sight o[
YHVH. And YHVH mode Eglon
the king o[ Mooh STRONC
ACA1NST 1sroel hecouse theg hod
done eoil in the sight o[ YHVH.

After the death of Othniel, the children
of Israel did evil in the eyes of YHVH
and He strengthened their enemy,
Eglon, the king of Moab against them, and he ruled over them
for eighteen years. Eglon means to be calf-like and this shows
that they worshipped a calf-like god similar to the golden calf
after the ways of Egypt. The children of Israel cried out to YHVH
and He raised a Judge named Ehud, to rule over them.
His name means - 'united' or 'I will give thanks'. He was the son of Gerah, that means
‘grain’, (a weight of 16 barley grains). The Sages belief that Ehud had a withered
right hand or that he was left-handed and he made himself a knife.

The children of Israel made a gift for the king Eglon and send it with Ehud to present
it to him. Eglon was an extremely fat man and Ehud took his knife, hidden on his right
side, and with his left hand, killed the fat king so that his knife disappeared in the fat
of his belly. He then blew the trumpet on Mount Ephraim and assembled the people
to fight against the enemy. They killed all the lusty men of the enemy and had peace
for eighty years. The Shophar also represents “Unity” and it was blown to assemble
and gather the people.

This story is about ‘killing’ the flesh and we see it in two places; the king was very fat
and suffered from covetousness, as well as his followers, and the Judge, Ehud was
left-handed and he lost his sword (Word) in the fat.

Ecc 1o:z A mon's heort is ot his right hond: hut o [ool's heort ot his

Isa 48:13 also teach us that left means physical depicting the flesh and right means
spiritual. The king and the enemy were fat and this emphasize the problem with the
flesh and the foundation of sin; namely covetousness. We saw this enemy in the
previous section, namely the Canaanites or Merchants. The nature of fleshly sin is
addiction; this is why it said that YHVH made the enemy STRONG against Israel
because they did evil in His sight. The flesh is a strong enemy to overcome and if you
allow only a thought to slip through, then the flesh will build up and take out the stops
and overwhelm you to be a slave of addiction. This is so because fleshly sins are
pleasurable and your body gets addicted to the pleasure. You can get addicted to
different means and forms of pleasures ranging from drugs to sex to overeating.

You need a lot of self discipline and help from YHVH to overcome this enemy
because you start of being “left handed” (normally stupid hand) and you might even
loose your knife/Sword (Standard of the Word) because you will reason your way
around the Word to still be able to indulge in this sin for the sake of your enslaved
body. We also see that YHVH will set the enemy up against His people if they turn
against Him and their flesh will overcame them. Paul also had people in the
assembly in Corinth that suffered from fleshliness, fornication and pride, and this was
his advice to deal with the problem:

1Co g:1-z Dn the uhole it is reported thot there is [ornicotion omong
gou, cnd such [ornicction cs is not eten ncmed cmonq the nctions, so cs one to
hcte his [cther's ui[e. (z) And gou ore pu[[ed up, cnd hcte not rcther
mourned, so thot he uho hos done this deed mog he token [rom gour

1Co g:g-o to delioer such o one to Soton [or the destruction o[ the
[lesh, so thot the spirit mog he sooed in the dog o[ the Moster Y'shuo.
(ó) Your hoosting is not good. Do gou not knou thot o little leooen
leooens the uhole lump?

People who are fleshly or who are puffed up (fat ego) will influence everybody in the
assembly and disrupt the unity. If they do not repent, YHVH will remove them from
the Assembly and deliver them over to Satan (the enemy) so that their flesh might be
destroyed and they might be saved. You will be overwhelmed by this sin and will
eventually backslide where you will bear the consequences of your sin and repent.
How do I destroy the
Enemy of the Flesh?

The key here is the Truth
of what fleshly sins are
and Discipline, applying
that truth in your life, not
allowing these things that
your body used to crave
and lust after.
How did YHVH destroy the enemy of the Flesh? After the people repented and cried
out to Him, He used His Word (knife) to show you the truth and you must take the
knife (truth) and kill this enemy in your life through disciplining
your flesh, bringing it under submission of His Word. The key
here is the Truth of what fleshly sins are and Discipline,
applying that truth in your life, not allowing these things that
your body used to crave and lust after.

At the end of this story we see that Shamgar struck down 600
Philistines with an ox goad. It is not mentioned that he was a
Judge and it is believed that he served under Ehud. Perhaps
he was ploughing with his oxen when the Philistines appeared
over the hill. The ox goad was a farm implement, about two or
three metres (eight or ten feet) in length, with one end pointed,
and sometimes metal-tipped, to prod the ox to plough. The
other end was fashioned with a scraper to dislodge the clods that became entangled
in the plough.

Shamgar’s heroic feat fits the pattern in the book of Judges of gaining victory with
inferior weapons (limited knowledge of the Word). Since we know that the sword
represents the Word, we see here the example of someone fighting off the enemy
with something different than the Word. 600 represents man and this story implies
someone fighting the enemy with their own strength and knowledge and Shamgar
represents believers who started on the path, who realised the enemies in their lives
and want to fight them off. Shamgar’s name means ‘sword’ and this shows us that
even using a weapon other than the Sword (word), that his attitude made him
victorious without being fully skilled in the Word. YHVH will help a man who has a
willing heart and who made a decision to follow Him. You will grow as you follow.
This falls right in context of the Judge Ehud who was fleshly and who killed a fleshly
enemy with a small knife. We learn through this story that if your heart is right and
you have made the decision to follow YHVH, He will help you defeat the first enemy,
the flesh, even if you are at the beginning of the road growing up into spiritual
maturity. New believers have to face this enemy first to help them to grow up
spiritually so that they can become right handed, strong, holding a full length Sword
and be part of YHVH’s army defending His Kingdom.

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T Th he e T Th hi ir rd d J Ju ud dg ge e – – D De eb bo or ra ah h – – C Co ol ll le ec ct ti iv ve e J Ju ud dg ge e & & T Th he e B Br ri id de e
Deborah was a prophetess – and was filled with the Spirit of YHVH. She heard the
Words of YHVH and acted accordingly or conveyed the message to His people. A
prophet’s main function was to rebuke the people when they went astray and to bring
the people back into the safety of the Torah. Deborah also acted as a judge when
she sat under a sacred tree in the hill country of Ephraim, giving judgment on
particular matters. People came to her when they needed wisdom, or a dispute
settled, or when they needed advice about their plans. She listened, considered the
problem, and then gave advice, which came from YHVH’s Ruach (Spirit) in her. In
other words, she had some of the gifts of the Spirit.
Bees and Words
Bees play an important role in
pollinating flowering plants, and are the
major type of pollinator in ecosystems
that contain flowering plants. In the
same way we need to spread the Word
so that YHVH’s people can bear fruit

Bees have a long proboscis (a
complex "tongue") that enables them
to obtain the nectar from flowers.
People have complex tongues that can
drag a juicy story from other people –
also known as gossip. This is a
warning to woman to watch their
tongues and think before they speak
and the topics they talk about.
Deborah was a prophetess and also a Judge, Her name
comes from the root word “dawbar” that means ‘word’ and
‘bee’. It is interesting to see that every Judge has something
that connects to YHVH’s Word.
Othniel conquered the City of
the Scroll (Word), Ehud made a
knife or sword (Word), and
Deborah’s name means Word.
This gives us the conformation that a Judge or leader
needs the Word of YHVH to be a real Judge who will
lead His people out under the oppression of the
enemy. It is also evident that the people needed the
Word to overcome the enemies (sin) in their life.

Jdg a:g And she lited under the polm tree o[
Deborch betueen Romoh cnd Bethel in mount
Ephroim. And the sons o[ Isrcel ccme up to her
[or judqment.

All the meanings of the words in this verse describe
her character and the attributes of a good Judge.
Palm tree: – “tamar”, was the mother of Zerah (brightness) and Perez (divided)
who’s birth represents the First and Second Coming of Messiah. Zerah’s hand came
out first and they bound a red string on His hand, he pulled it back and Perez was
born. Y’shua came to the earth for a short while (First Coming), died for us
(red/blood) and went back to the Father. His First coming brought “perez” or division
where He divides the sheep and the goats by gathering His flock unto Him. After
Parez, Zarah (rightness) was born and we will see the Messiah the Second time
when He will be on the clouds in the brightness of His Coming. Palm tree or “tamar”
*CD has a homophone “tamar” *C1D that means ‘she will say’ that also supports
the work of this Judge which is the Bride.

Ramah, Bethel & Ephraim: We also see in this verse that she lived between Ramah
(elevated, raised up place) and Bethel (the house of Elohim) in mount Ephraim
(fruitfulness – 10 lost Tribes). All the meanings of these places give us further
attributes of a Judge and why the Judge is needed. Y’shua was the Judge Who will
be lifted up as the King of kings and He will come from His Father’s house after He
has gathered the lost sheep of Ephraim through His Spirit in His people (Bride).

We are supposed to be like Y’shua, following in His footsteps, because He has
‘elevated us’ by anointing us and empowering us through His Spirit. Y’shua and the
Father now live in our bodies (House of Elohim) so that we can help with the
gathering of Ephraim (lost sheep). In a sense we are like the Judge Deborah (the
Bride of Messiah) who will help to gather and lead Ephraim out of paganism and
oppression (sin) back into the Ways of YHVH and His Torah, following the Shepherd

She was the only judge who was also a Prophetess and YHVH said in His Word that
we would be filled with His Spirit and prophecy. To be part of Deborah you have to
have faith in Y’shua and have received His Spirit. We are His Body and when the
world looks at us they must see Y’shua. He gave us the Gifts of the Spirit to be able
to accomplish this task because we will not be able to do it out of our selves.

If you misrepresent Him with visible sin (deeds and words – fornication, anger, laying,
swearing, filthy words) you are not “dawbar” or ‘saying and speaking His Words, and
are portraying a different Messiah through your life. It is more important to live out
what you believe than to preach because you will soon be labelled as a hypocrite if
your actions do not align with your words. If you do not ‘walk the talk’ you are
discrediting yourself and making yourself ineffective for the work of YHVH and you
are doing more damage than good. You are also discrediting fellow believers
because they will be seen as being of the same flock. It is better not to say you follow
YHVH if your life does not reflect it because you might damage Y’shua’s Character
through visible sin. To be part of Deborah or the Bride, you have to live by example
so that your life will judge those in the world because Torah is written on your life.
Deborah represents a collated Judge and is seen in the Body of Messiah. People
who are looking for the truth, will be drawn to the Body of Messiah (Deborah) and
she will represent Y’shua to them and counsel them and introduce them to their new
Shepherd and teach them how to follow Him.

Deborah Summons Barak – Buildings instead of Body

The Canaanites who lived in Ephraim were under the
leadership of King Jabin of Hazor. He wanted to get rid of
Israel, who was a problem, by simply wiping out the hill
tribesmen. In this emergency, the Israelites turned to Deborah.
She in turn summoned a military leader called Barak, and
gave him orders. He should go to Mount Tabor with as many
fighting men as he could muster, and draw King Jabin into
battle. Jabin was the King and Sisera was his general. Jabin
means “whom YHVH observes and Building”. This is the physical copy and
counterfeit of Y’shua’s Body (assembly), which is a man made system that utilises
buildings as holy gathering places. Sounds familiar? Constantine was the first
“Christian” to introduce the church building to the believing community. Before then,
they assembled in their homes. Barak was reluctant to obey her orders, perhaps
thinking of the nine hundred iron-wheeled chariots and the well-disciplined army
(church system) that Jabins's general Sisera commanded. The Israelites had nothing
like Sisera's fire power, since they lacked the technology and know-how to develop
comparable weapons (fleshly systems that attracts fleshly people – band, music,
motivational teachings, beautiful buildings est.).

The Battle at Mount Tabor

Sisera, on the other hand, assembled a terrifying force.
He had 900 iron-trimmed chariots at his disposal, and
they could do fearsome damage. Their weight and
velocity as they charged into an opposing army could
plough a dreadful furrow through the ranks of
soldiers. The Canaanites ought to have won the battle
easily, but they did not. There was a tremendous
downpour and the 900 chariots, meant for quick
manoeuvring on firm ground, became bogged down in
the mud because of the rain. The flash flood swelled the nearby Wadi Kishon and
turned the battleground into deep mud, giving the Israelite foot soldiers the
advantage over the Canaanite chariots. Unhampered by heavy armour, they were
more mobile than the Canaanites, who were easy prey for the Israelite swords and
lances. The Israelites fought with swords while the enemy had chariots.
Satan uses the church system and all the bling, bells and whistles to eye blind the
people from the truth and to attract them through worldly fleshly systems. The only
way to overcome this enemy and to release YHVH’s people from this System is by
the Word (flood or water) and the Truth.

Barak is an example to us that we should face people in the System that will cause
“thunder” (conflict), but the seed of the truth must be sowed, even if they do not
agree with it. After you have presented the truth to them, confronting their “doctrine”,
pray that Ruach will let it rain on the seed you have planted so that the Word will
grow and overtake the thistles. If it rains on dry ground, nothing will spring up at grow
unless there is seed in the ground. The most important thing to note is that you need
to plant seeds in their minds. Pray that they will be uneasy and lay awake at night,
thinking on these things and ask Ruach to let every lie be challenged. Pray that their
spiritual eyes be opened, that the veil from their hearts will be removed and that the
veil from the Torah be removed so that they will see the truth. Ask YHVH to make
them hungry for the truth, and that the lies they belief will no longer nourish them and
that they will not be fed unless it is the truth.

Jael killed Sisera

There was a second woman mentioned in this chapter and her
name was Jael and it means ‘mountain goat, to gain, to
ascend (if you add a Hey)’. Jael was a tent-dweller. Her family
were tinsmiths who made farming utensils, domestic items,
and weapons.

They travelled whenever they could find work. Her campsite
must have been close to the battlefield because her family
was making and supplying weapons for the army. She was the
wife of Heber the Kenite (possession), and she killed Sisera
(he that sees a horse). Sisera came to her seeking a hiding
place, she hid him in her tent and while he was sleeping, she
drove a peg through his temples into the ground. Sisera
means ‘he that sees a horse’ is a symbol of Satan who hid in
the tent (building or church system).

Jael is a symbol of the people who are trapped in the Church today and who hid the
enemy in her tent (Church) but she killed him when she realize who he was. She first
covered him with a mantle and then used a tent pen and drove it through his temples.
The word for mantle is “semeekah” 7D¨C* . Shin * means fire and Spirit and is a
symbol of being purified, Mem C – the water or Word. Yod ¨ means hand or Spirit of
YHVH. Caf D means hand or actions. Hey 7 means light or Truth. We see here that
the Church has to be Purified by the Word and through the help of the Spirit, so that
they will change their Actions and can reflect the character of YHVH and they will
then live set apart lives, shining His Light and spreading His Word. This is the
process called “coming out of Her My people” stated in Rev 8:4.

In verse 19 he asked her water and she gave him milk. This shows us what is
happening in the church system today, they need Water to live (Word) but only
receive milk (basics) meant for babies.

Heh g:1g 1or eoergone portoking o[ milk is unskill[ul in the Word o[
Righteousness, [or he is on in[ont.

Barak descended from mount Tabor (purity) with ten thousand men and went after
Sisera (he that sees a horse). (This sounds just like Moses descending from Mt Sinai
with the Ten Commandments). This gives us a picture of the end times where Y’shua
and His host of angels will battle against Satan and his System, the people enslaved
by it, making up his army. Y’shua will come with the Double sided Sword (Word) in
His mouth to destroy His enemies. Barak (thunder), the son of Abinoam (Grace) will
come form mount Tabor (the high place of purity, holiness, set apartness) and He
chased after Sisera (Satan and his System).

The system of Satan (Sisera), is better known as Babylon (mixing and confusion)
and will be destroyed by Y’shua. He will reveil Himself as the real Messiah and
the Antichrist or false Messiah will be exposed.

Reo 1o:1a-1o And the ormies in Heooen (ten thousandJ [olloued Him
(Barak - thunderJ on uhite horses, clothed in [ine linen, uhite ond
cleon (Tabor - purityJ. (:=) And out o[ His mouth goes o shorp suord
(WordJ, so thot uith it He should strike the notions. And He uill
shepherd them (Ephraim - ChurchJ uith o rod o[ iron (out of the
system and with warJ. And He treods the uinepress o[ the uine o[ the
onger ond o[ the uroth o[ Almightg Elohim. (His JudgmentJ (:ó) And
He hos on His gorment, ond on His thigh o nome uritten, K1NC O1

The end time events link perfectly through the meanings and symbolism with the life
and story of Debora (Bride) and this is a message to us, YHVH’s people, to be set-
apart, and to be pure like our Master Y’shua, so that we can spread His “dawbar”
(Word), and that Ephraim (people in Babylon) can put the mantle over the enemy and
see who he really is and kill him in their lives by leaving the System. The most
important lesson here is to have pure words and not to sound like the world and not
to have visible sin that can misrepresent our Master and portrays another-Y’shua as
Paul stated.

zCo 11:a Ior i[, indeed, the one coming procloims onother Y'shuo
(JesusJ, uhom ue hooe not procloimed, or i[ gou receioe onother
spirit, uhich gou did not receioe, or onother gospel, uhich gou neoer
occepted, gou might uell endure these.

The Church and the System called Babylon is not portraying the right Messiah, or the
right Gospel message, or the right Spirit. Our mission should be to help these people
entrapped in the System to come out of it and not to compromise and make them feel
they have the truth only in another wrapping. There is only one mantle to wrap the
truth in as we have seen in the meaning of the letters of “semeekah”.

The Anti-Messiah portrays another Y’shua that is different to the real One, another
Spirit, which is not the Spirit of YHVH and another Gospel or message, which is not
based on repentance. If you have not truly repent from your old ways, you are
proclaiming another Y’shua through your actions. If you have not searched and found
the real truth, your words will be the message of another Y’shua and of Babylon. If
you have not received YHVH’s Spirit, you will even do powerful works and miracles,
but your words will tell which Spirit you have received an d which (anti) Messiah you

These three Judges gives us the three steps in becoming a Judge for YHVH; Ehud is
a picture of “a Judge in training” so that he can become like Othniel, the “mature
Judge” and become part of the collective Judge Deborah, which is the Body of
Messiah. We are all chosen to be leaders and everybody is on a different place in
their lives. Some are spiritually more mature than others and are like Othniel, others
have just started this walk and are more like Ehud, but in the end of the day, we are
all part of the collective Judge as seen in Deborah, who will judge the world and lead
them back into YHVH’s Ways.


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Jdg g:1-z Then Deborch cnd ßcrcl the son o[ Abinocm scnq on thct dcu,
scuinq, (z) Proise YHVH [or the ooenging o[ 1sroel, uhen the people
uillinglg o[[ered themseloes (nodohJ.

In Chapter 5 we read how Deborah sang a song and praised YHVH for the victory He
gave Israel, saving His people and for giving them rest. There was 40 years of rest
during Deborah’s ruling. We see that the victory came when the people offered
themselves willingly. The phrase, “willingly offered themselves” is one Hebrew word
“nadab” and was first used in Ex 25:2 where the people of Israel willingly brought
offerings for the construction of the Tabernacle.

Exo zg:z-g Speok to the sons o[ 1sroel thot theg hring Me on o[[ering
(nodohJ. You sholl toke on o[[ering [rom eoerg mon thot gioes it
uillinglg uith his heort. (() And this is the o[[erinq uhich uou shcll tcle o[
them: qold, cnd silter, cnd brcss,

Back in the time of Moses they brought ‘offerings’ to build the House of YHVH, but
here we see that the people were the ‘offerings’, who forms the House of YHVH.
They willingly give themselves for His presence to indwell, making their bodies His

1Co g:1o-1¬ Do gou not knou thot gou ore o (TohernocleJ Duelling
Ploce o[ Elohim ond thot the Spirit o[ Elohim duells in gou? (:;) 1[
ongone destrogs the Duelling Ploce o[ Elohim, Elohim sholl destrog
him. 1or the Duelling Ploce o[ Elohim is set-oport, uhich gou ore.

T Th he e A Ax xe e o of f D De es st tr ru uc ct ti io on n

The verse in 1 Cor 3:17 says that if anyone
destroys the Tabernacle/ Temple or
Dwelling Place of Elohim, that person will
be destroyed. What does this mean? He
refers to the whole Body, not only to you as
an individual who needs to take care and
look after your body, not sinning; he also
referred to the assembly. It means that; if
the unity in the Assembly is destroyed by a
person, that that person will be destroyed or
will be taken away from the assembly and
be dealt with on the outside. We as
individuals are described as trees [Ps 1]
and Y’shua will put and axe to the root of the tree that does not bear fruit.

I think you are sinful
and you cannot do the
work of YHVH!
I love you.
An Axe instead of a Sword
The word axe has a Zayin *
(Word) and a Nun 1
(fruitfulness) combined with
the ways of the “gare” *! or
stranger. Axe = The “tool” that
will separate people from the
Unity in the Assembly due to
their weaknesses and
stubbornness. These people
will end up in among the
strangers. They will loose their
Sword (Zayin) and fruitfulness
Mot g:1o And nou olso, the oxe is loid to the root o[ the trees.
There[ore eoerg tree uhich does not hring [orth good [ruit is cut
doun ond cost into the [ire.

This is a warning to all of us, not to destroy the unity, so that we will not be removed
from His Assembly. YHVH wants unity, with or without you. It said that YHVH would
put an axe to the root of those trees that do not bear fruit (of the Spirit). What does
the axe represent? The word axe is the word “garzen” 1**!
and it sprouts from the family word “gare” *! that means
stranger. You can see that “gare” or stranger is found within
the word “garzen” or axe and YHVH will use ‘strangers’ to
remove people from the assembly if they destroy the unity.
These strangers are people in the world who will influence
YHVH’s people negatively (remember the Four Giants in
Part 1), and cause them to move away from YHVH if they
allow this. These strangers are ‘people in the world’ or
‘people who believe different than you’ who are the ‘axes’.
YHVH will use these Giants as ‘axes’ to cut down these
people who are disturbing the Unity. We are supposed to be
set-apart and not allow ‘Giants’ (unbelievers and religious
people) inside our inner circle of trust and counsel. This is a
very serious warning because these people can end up back
in the world among the strangers ”gare” or unbelievers. The
word ‘axe’ is first found in Scripture in Deut 19:5.

Deu 1o:g eoen he uho goes into the uood uith his neighhor to cut
uood, ond his hond hrings o stroke uith the oxe to cut doun the tree,
ond the heod slips [rom the uood ond lights on his neighhor so thot
he dies: he sholl [lee to one o[ those cities ond lioe,

The person causing disunity is like the man chopping down trees (fellow believers)
from the assembly (wood) through his actions and words. His intentions may be pure
(the axe’s head slipped and it was an accident), but he was not supposed to use an
axe in the first place. He may cause the death of a fellow believer, causing them to
leave the assembly and go somewhere else, but he himself will also be removed by
YHVH and send to one of the cities of refuge. What do these cities represent? It is a
place where YHVH will deal with the proud so that the person can repent and live.
Paul gave us a bit more insight into this in 1 Cor 5:2

1Co g:z,g-o And gou ore pu[[ed up, ond hooe not rother mourned, so
thot he uho hos done this deed mog he token [rom gour midst. (=J to
delioer such o one to Soton [or the destruction o[ the [lesh, so thot the
spirit mog he sooed in the dog o[ the Moster Y'shuo. (ó) Your
hoosting is not good. Do gou not knou thot o little leooen leooens the
uhole lump?

This is where the flesh and pride will be broken down in isolation of fellow believers
but will be done among strangers. Their sin will become their enemy and will gain
strength and make them to fall and bump their heads so that they will wake up and
repent and live. This is dealt with in this manner so that that person can be sorted out
without destroying the Dwelling Place of YHVH (UNITY) so that YHVH can still work
in the midst of the assembly that are left. If the person still do not want to repent after
this, 1 Cor 3:17 teaches us that this person may loose his salvation at the end.
Unity = Whole Body =
You cannot serve YHVH
on your own in isolation,
not wanting to fellowship
with others. The people
are the ‘medium’ of your
faith, living out His
Commandments. Just like
you need water to swim in,
you need people to live out
His Commandments.
Without a Body that is
ONE, Y’shua will not be
present in His fullness
among you.

T Th he e B Bo od dy y o of f M Me es ss si ia ah h

This is what Paul teaches us in 1 Cor 12, that we are the
Temple of YHVH and the Body of Messiah [Rom 12:5], the
dwelling place of His presence. In 1 Cor 12 he describes
this body with different members because of the different
Gifts the Spirit given to each individual. We can only
represent the Messiah in His full stature in the Assembly
through His Gifts because the fullness of Him lies within
the Gifts He gave to His people. YHVH takes
the unity of His people very seriously because
His effectiveness relies on the love and unity of the people who represent
Him. Y’shua is the Head of the Body and if we do not have this unity and
love amongst the brothers, He may not have hands or feet and only a
head and we will represent a Paraplegic Y’shua to the world. YOU on
your own is not the body of Messiah, His Body is his people Unified
together in love, operating in His Gifts. How can the Messiah fully function
and do His work with no fingers, hands, arms or legs?

We have looked at the phrase “…the people gave themselves willingly…”, that is the
word “nadab” and it has the following meanings:

The word “nadab” D¨1 means to offer freely, to volunteer, to give freely, to be
generous and free will offering (“olah” - which is also pointing to the three free will
offerings; elevation offering, peace offering and meal offering).

“Nadab” has a very interesting meaning if we look at the meanings
of each letter. “Bet” D means ‘house’ and is on the left hand side,
meaning physical house, The assemblies came together in
houses. “Dalet” ¨ means Door and represents Y’shua. They all
had Y’shua in common and that faith drew them together as one
Body. “Nun” 1 means fruitfulness and is on the right or spiritual
side. They operated in the Gifts of the Spirit and represented the
Messiah to the world and many came to faith, in other words; they
were fruitful. To be spiritually fruitful (Nun), making an impact in
this world, winning battles, you have to represent Y’shua (Dalet) in
your midst through unity with fellow believers, which will make up
the house (Bet) for His presence in this world.

As we saw in Judges Chapter 5, the people gave themselves
willingly as sacrifices to do battle for YHVH. This is also true in our
lives where we have to be part of YHVH’s army who will stand up and fight against
the enemies in our lives (internal enemies) and enemies in this world (external
enemies). This understanding gives more meaning to the following passage:

Rom 1z:1-g 1 heseech gou there[ore, hrothers, hg the mercies o[
Elohim to present gour hodies o lioing socri[ice, holg, pleosing to
Elohim, uhich is gour reosonohle seroice. (z) And do not he
con[ormed to this uorld, hut he trons[ormed hg the reneuing o[ gour
mind, in order to prooe hg gou uhot is thot good ond pleosing ond
per[ect uill o[ Elohim. (() 1or 1 sog, through the groce gioen to me,
to eoerg one uho is omong gou, not to think o[ himsel[ more highlg
thon he ought to think. But set gour mind to he right-minded, eoen os
Elohim hos deolt to eoerg mon the meosure o[ [oith. (a) 1or eoen os
ue hooe mong memhers in one hodg, ond oll memhers do not hooe
the some [unction, (=) so ue the mong ore one hodg in Messioh, ond
eoch one memhers o[ one onother.

You are to present your body as a living sacrifice, unto service, to serve the Body
of Messiah. In other words, your should walk in holiness, renewing your mind,
living humbly and in faith, because this is not for your self, but for the benefit of
others in the assembly (in your area), to help to build them up into full maturity so
that you as an Assembly can represent the Dwelling Place of YHVH, and the
presence of Y’shua in your midst. Y’shua cannot be represented in His fullness
unless there are unity operating in His Gifts. This takes commitment of each
person to be willing to give them selves to help build Y’shua’s presence and full
Body among them. Then you as a whole Body will be effective in doing the work
of the Messiah and win souls for the Kingdom in your area.

When Israel left Egypt, they brought gifts with them and gave it to Moses for the
construction of the Tabernacle, in the same way you came out of Egypt (sin) and
need to give your body for a vessel that will contain one or more Gifts, for the
edification and build up of His Temple in you (Assembly). As we have seen in
Judges, they have won the victory and destroyed the enemy when they GAVE
themselves as offerings and to service and then YHVH manifested His Presence
through unity, defeating the external enemy. When He showed up, the enemy
had to flee. External enemies are strongholds and bondages on people in the
world and the only way these enemies can be defeated is through the presence
of YHVH in your midst. How do we overcome the external enemies? By being in
unity allowing YHVH to show up in our midst, then these enemies will flee.

As we have seen previously, we have enemies on the inside and on the outside.
You have to deal with the enemies on the inside, and if these enemies are sorted,
you will be able to give yourself willingly to be part of the ‘bigger picture’ and
assist in fighting the enemies on the outside. You will be spiritually mature, filled
with the Spirit and have received some of His Gifts so that you are can commit
yourself to serve others and be One with your ‘brothers’ and then those enemies
on the outside will flee from the presence of YHVH. We saw this time and again
in the history of Israel where they rage battles against their enemies and YHVH
gave them the victory.

How do we overcome these two types of enemies?

The Enemies Inside - We overcome these enemies by studying and learning the
Word, washing ourselves clean and living set-apart lives. You are personally
responsible for your own life regarding sin, and you have to overcome these
enemies through discipline and dependence on YHVH through consultation of
His Spirit.
The Enemies Outside - We overcome these enemies by committing to serve
one another in love and being in unity through commitment and humility. YHVH
will then give you the victory and you will be able to function and mean something
for His Kingdom. Remember, you are not the Body of Messiah; it is through Unity
of His people and the collating of His Gifts that His Body is established in you all.
T Th he e H Hi ig gh he er r C Ca al ll li in ng g

If you are part of an assembly, you should pursue
unity and the higher calling of YHVH; manifesting His
Plan and Purpose through you in a collated Body.

Eph a:z-a uith oll louliness (humilitgJ ond
meekness, uith long-su[[ering, [orheoring one
onother in looe, (() endeoooring to keep the
unitg o[ the Spirit in the hond o[ peoce. (a)
There is one hodg ond one Spirit, eoen os gou
ore colled in one hope o[ gour colling,

:. Cecsinq: pcusinq: uithholding [rom oction: exercisinq pctience cnd
indulqence. z. c. Pctient: lonq su[[erinq.

Patience will put out the fire of arguments among you and humility
will kill offence. Choose to do this and the Spirit will help you to
achieve it. The Spirit is the “Glue” that keeps us together and we will
have the Spirit in our midst if we pursue Unity. Without unity the
Dwelling Place of YHVH will fall apart. It is like magnets attracting
each other, if you bring it close, aligned in polarity (unity), it will
attract with a great force and nothing will pull it apart. If you have disunity, the
polarities will not be in the same direction and that same force will work in the
opposite and force the people away from each other.

1Pe z:g gou olso os lioing stones ore huilt up o spirituol house, o
holg priesthood, to o[[er up spirituol socri[ices occeptohle to Elohim
through Y'shuo the Messioh.

T Th he e G Gi if ft ts s o of f t th he e S Sp pr ri it t a an nd d t th he e T Tw we el lv ve e T Tr ri ib be es s o of f I Is sr ra ae el l

Why do we look at the Gifts and the Fruit of the Spirit studying Judges? As you
have noticed, every time a Judge was raised up to rule the people, YHVH’s Spirit
came upon them and gave them the ability to do what they needed to do. YHVH’s
Spirit is the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow. We are in a privileged time to
have the detail of the Gifts and the Fruits recorded by Paul in Eph & 1 Cor, so
that we can understand what it means when the Spirit comes upon you. There
are a total of 23 Gifts listed with some duplication and if you group them, you will
find a total of 12 Gifts of the Spirit through the combination of these passages:
Rom 12:6-8, Eph 4:11-12 & 1Cor 12:8-12. As in everything YHVH does, the
number 12 has a lot of significance and meaning. There were 12 Tribes, 12
Judges, 12 Disciples and now we see that there are 12 Gifts as well. The number
12 is made up of adding 2 to 10, 2 means; ‘Restoration of Relationships’ and 10
means; ‘Completion and fullness’. By giving these people the Anointing of Gifts,
He equips them to complete the restoration process between man and YHVH
and man and man, through the Body of the Messiah. Lets look at these 12 Gifts,
putting them against the 12 Tribes and Moses’ blessing for each tribe to get some
insights. YHVH gave the Gifts to His people to equip them as leaders to serve His
people. One person would not have all the Gifts, He will give it to His people as
He pleases and where it is needed to fill the gap in leadership.
As we have seen in the previous sections, we are all leaders or leaders in
training, being in a process so that we will be equipped and able to disciple His
people. Discipleship is the means of being trained and everybody has that
responsibility as a spiritual mature believer, to help and train others so that they
will know how to follow YHVH. YHVH chose Israel to be the light of the World and
to lead the nations unto Restoration back to Him. In the same way are we
equipped by the Gifts of the Spirit to be the light of the world and to lead the
people into the Kingdom.

1. AposLIes
z. PropIeLsJ PropIecv
¤. EvungeIIsLs
q. SIepIerdsJ ¡eudIng (ruIe) JGovernIngJ AdmInIsLruLIon
=. TeucIersJ TeucIIng
6. MInIsLer (servIng) 1zq8 JHeIpers J EncourugIng, (comIorL, pruv) JSIow mercv
(compussIon) J SIurIng (ImpurL, gIvIng In sIncerILv)
;. Word oI WIsdom
8. Word oI KnowIedge
¤. ¡uILI (convIcLIon, reIIgIous LruLI)
1o. HeuIIng J SIgns und wonders JWorkers oI MIrucIes
11. DIscernIng oI spIrILs
1z. Tongues J¡nLerpreLuLIon oI Longues

12 Tribes of Israel
Cen ao:g - zS
12 Gifts of the Spirit
Eph a:11-1z & 1 Cor 1z:S-1z
1. Reuben – He who sees the
vision - You are my first-born, my
might, and the beginning of my
strength, the excellency of dignity and
the excellency of power. Unstable (reckless) as
water, you shall not excel, because you went up
to your father's bed; then you defiled it. He went
up to my couch.
1. Apostles – Sent one - They are the people
who have the vision and who break open new
ground and who support and chain all the
assemblies together with a higher overseeing
function. They can be reckless with their words at
times because of their knowledge of the Word,
and should take heed not to cause confusion like
Paul did.
2. Simeon – He that hears and
obeys - Simeon and Levi are
brothers; tools of violence are their
weapons. Oh my soul, do not come
into their secret. Let not my honor be united with
their assembly. For in their anger they killed a
man, and in their self-will they hamstrung a bull.
Let their anger be cursed, for it was fierce; and
their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in
Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
2. Prophets – Hearing and speaking YHVH’s
Words - Prophets are the people who hears the
words of YHVH and obey by speaking it over the
people. There is a lot of reproof to these people
for they can kill people spiritually by their words if
they speak their own words because the they are
accused of being self-willed. This is one of the
reasons why false prophets exits today, people
taking the gift of YHVH and misuse it producing
spiritual death in stead of spiritual edification.
They will be divided against one another in the
last days and will be scattered within the earth
among the believers. The main function of a
prophet is to establish the spiritual boundaries and
to remind the people to repent if they have
crossed the line to bring them back into safety of
His Word.
3. Levi – Interweave - Simeon and
Levi are brothers; tools of violence
are their weapons. Oh my soul, do not
come into their secret. Let not my
honor be united with their assembly. For in their
3. Evangelists – Preachers of the Gospel -
These people are similar to the prophets and have
the same impact on the people if they are not
based on the foundation of the Word. They are in
the public eye end can lead or mislead people
anger they killed a man, and in their self-will they
hamstrung a bull. Let their anger be cursed, for it
was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel. I will
divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

People that were Levites: Moses, Aaron, Eli, John
the Baptist.
very easily because of their gift. The Levites
existed to serve the people and teach the people
and evangelists are to interweave new believers,
which they find in the world, bringing them into the
kingdom and hand them over to the shepherds
and teachers to establish them in the faith.

Moses was an evangelist who led the people out
of Egypt (sin & bondage)

4. Judah – Praise of YHVH - may
your brothers praise you. May your
hand be in the neck of your enemies.
May your father's sons bow before
you. Judah is a lion's whelp. My son, you have
gone up from the prey. He stooped, he crouched
like a lion; and like a lioness, who shall rouse
him? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor
a Lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh
come. And the obedience of the peoples to him.
Binding his foal to the vine, and his ass's colt to
the choice vine, he washed his garments in wine,
and his clothes in the blood of grapes. His eyes
shall be sparkling with wine, and his teeth white
from milk.

Descendants that came from Judah: Caleb, King
David, Solomon and Y’shua the Messiah.
4. Pastors & Shepherds – They will be
people who maintain the standard of the Torah
and guard it so that the flock can be fed. They
protect and guard the flock like a lion, the king of
the animals, ruling over them. Pastors and
Shepherds are needed inside the Promised Land
to govern the people.

David was a good King who established YHVH’s
Government in the land of Israel and Y’shua will
be the King who will rule over the earth forever.
7. Dan – He that judges - He shall
judge his people, as one of the tribes
of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the
way, an adder in the path, that bites
the horse's heels, so that its rider shall fall
backward. I have waited for Your salvation, O

People that descended from Dan: Samson

5. Teachers – Teachers are to present the
word in order to govern the assembly in right
ruling and truth. They are to judge certain
situations and oversee the flock that there may be
unity and peace. They support the Shepherds and
does basically the same function.

10. Naphtali – Struggles or fights -
Naphtali is a deer let loose. He gives
goodly words.
6. Helper, Encouragement & Show
mercy – Words of encouragement for those who
are confused (let loose) and who struggles and
fights in their life to get things right.
Encouragement is their main Gift to uplift those
who are weary and their words will bring strength.
8. Gad – Good Fortune - Gad,
raiders shall attack him, and he shall
attack their heel.
7. Wisdom – Wisdom is like a weapon that can
be used to confront your enemy from a place they
would not expect it. Wisdom will give good fortune
and great blessing, as you will find in the Book of
Proverbs of Solomon.
9. Asher – Blessed - Out of Asher
his bread shall be fat, and he shall
yield royal dainties.
8. Knowledge – Knowledge is the beginning of
everything – the understanding of YHVH. To know
His Word is Bread for our life and we shall be
satisfied and blessed. People blessed with this
Gift are usually Teachers who know the Word and
who has the ability to teach.
6. Issachar – Reward - He is a
strong ass crouching down between
the sheepfolds. And he saw that rest
9. Faith – Faith is like a strong Ass that can bear
a lot without complaining. People of faith are an
example to others when things get tough because
was good and that the land was pleasant. And
he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a

they trust in YHVH. This is a Gift everybody can
have and must ask for – the ability to stand and to
trust, no matter what.
5. Zebulon – Dwelling - You shall
live at the sea shore. And he shall be a
haven for ships, and his border beside

10. Working of miracles & Healing –
Y’shua did miracles by the sea which represents
the nation. People in the world needs signs to
bring them in but people of faith needs the Word
to be equipped to disciple them. If Believers
pursue signs and wonders they will become
ineffective and miss their calling and stagnate.
People who are Apostles and Evangelists
normally have this Gift as well to bring in people
from the Nations into the Kingdom of YHVH.
11. Joseph -Ephraim &
Manasseh – Increase - He is a
fruitful son, a fruitful son by a well,
whose branches run over the wall.
The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at
him, and an archer lurks for him. But his bow
abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were
made strong by the hands of the mighty Elohim of
Jacob (from the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel); by
the Elohim of your father, who shall help you. And
may the Almighty bless you with blessings of
Heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies
beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the
womb. The blessings of your father are above the
blessings of my ancestors, to the utmost bound of
the everlasting hills. They shall be on the head of
Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him, the
ruler, the leader of his brothers.
People that descended from Joseph: Joshua,
Gideon (Menasseh)
11. Discerning of spirits – Which spirits are
there to discern? Joseph is a picture of the “Lost
Tribes” found in the Church following Christ who
have received the Gifts of the Spirit and who are
fruitful. Their branches run over the wall, into all
nations. The archers (words spoken against) have
shot these people who try to follow YHVH in
Truth. YHVH gave them ‘ammo’ (truth) to shoot
back and defend their faith. Among these
followers, there will be deceiving spirits that will
lead the people away from total restoration, away
from the Torah. These spirits are: Balaam,
Jezebel and the Spirit of the Antichrist/Anti-
Messiah. These people with this gift are aware of
these things and can discern which spirit operated
in an assembly and what to pray for.
12. Benjamin – Son of my right
hand - He is a wolf that tears in
pieces. In the morning he shall devour
the prey, and at night he shall divide
the spoil.

People that descended from Benjamin: King Saul.

12. Tongues & interpretation of tongues
– Wolves are a sheep’s enemy and putting the
emphasis only on certain gifts can devourer chase
the sheep away, especially the gift of tongues
because people do not understand it. Those who
have this gift must be careful how to apply it to
edify the flock without chasing them away. People
can use this Gift as “Wild Fire” that will cause
confusion if it is not done orderly. Prophets
normally have this Gift and it is of the same kind.

T Th he e F Fr ru ui it t o of f t th he e S Sp pi ir ri it t

Not all people have all the Gifts of the Spirit and we will look
into this at a later stage, but all of us should pursue to have
all the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives.

Rom 1z:o-1o Let looe he uithout hgpocrisg,
shrinking [rom eoil, cleooing to good: (:o) in
hrotherlg looe to one onother, looing [eroentlg,
hooing led one onother in honor.

The biggest one of all these fruits is love. Without love your
motive for following YHVH and His Torah will be wrong and
you will end up destroying people with the Torah and not
building people up.

zCo g:o uho clso mode us competent os seroonts o[ o reneued
cooenont, not o[ the letter hut o[ the Spirit, [or the letter kills hut the
Spirit gioes li[e.

The fruits are designed by YHVH to help us to live out His Torah with the right
attitude, without the Fruits, the Torah will only be a set of rules and a dead letter
that kills. We will be made competent if we apply the Word (letter) with the Spirit
(Fruits) and this will build people up and give life. This is why the Ark of the
Covenant has a Mercy Seat, giving access to the Ten Commandments. You have
to have mercy before you can apply the Commandments correctly and this
“Mercy” is made up out of the Fruit of the Spirit.

C Co on nc cl lu us si io on n

In context of this study, the Fruits of the Spirit are there to build up and maintain the
Unity in YHVH’s Body here on the earth. With love, peace, joy, gentleness, self-
control, goodness and patience in an Assembly, who would not fit right in and enjoy
being part of Y’shua’s Body? If these things are missing in an Assembly, there will be
fighting, turmoil, division, sadness, selfishness and hate, and no Messiah.

Pray and ask YHVH to give you the Gifts that He wants to give you so that you can
give yourself as a living sacrifice willingly to serve His people. Then you will be part of
the Collected Judge and Bride, Deborah that will manifest His Presence that will
defeat your external enemies so that people will come into the Kingdom.


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T Th he e S Se ev ve en n D De ea ad dl ly y S Si in ns s

The book of Judges is like a battlefield manual for the redeemed community. This
book exposes the enemies and teaches us to deal with these enemies and conquer
them as members of the Body of Messiah. Most of these enemies are squatters in
your soul and they want to take back the land that YHVH conquered in your life. The
enemy is very uncomfortable when we study Judges and we need to follow through
and complete it as part of our spiritual preparation for the times to come.

Jdg o:1 And the sons o[ 1sroel did eoil in the sight o[ YHVH. And
YHVH delioered them into the hond o[ Midion seoen geors.

Midian means ‘discord’ and this word is also found in Prov 6:19 where Solomon listed
six things that YHVH hates and a seventh sin that is an abomination:

Pro o:1o-1o These six YHVH hotes: geo, seoen on ohominotion: (:;J o
proud look, o lging tongue, ond honds thot shed innocent hlood, (:8)
o heort thot plots uicked plons, [eet hurrging to run to eoil, (:o) o
[olse uitness uho speoks lies, ond he uho sous seeds o[ discord
(MidionJ omong hrethren. (couses [ighting omongst hrothersJ.

YHVH hates these six things:

1) Pride, thinking you are better than someone else, even sinners. Saying things
to elevate yourself and putting others down.
2) Lies, hiding your shame behind a white lie to protect your dignity.
3) Killing innocent people, physically and spiritually by slandering and killing
someone’s reputation and good name.
4) Wicked heart that plots evil plans to cause someone pain or loss.
5) People eager to do evil and attracted to evil things, thriving and entertained
by sinful things – (movies, music, scoffing, est.).
6) Bearing a false witness to bring someone in trouble so that you can escape.

The seventh is even worst than these six mentioned, and this is causing conflict and
fighting inside the assembly (brothers). This is very interesting that the name of the
enemy is Midian who reigned over Israel for seven years and link to the seventh thing
that is an abomination unto YHVH. The seventh sin is not found without the other six
and that is why the Midianites was such a powerful enemy. In our minds we would
have thought that killing someone is the worst thing by far and not having unity is
nothing. But this is different in YHVH’s perspective and He sees things from a bigger
picture and knows all wisdom. We need to adjust to His way of looking at things and
make the same things important and prioritise accordingly. We have seen in the
previous section how important it is to gain and maintain unity so that YHVH’s
presence can be established in the midst of His people.
We need His full presence to overcome the external enemies. This is the reason why
YHVH hates the seventh sin more than the six because Satan will cripple YHVH’s
people with little effort if the people allow him.

Midian was not alone; if you read further in verse 3 you will see that Amalek was right
by their side. Amalek means ‘people of licking up’ and they were Israel’s first enemy
in the Wilderness. They represent the flesh and will never be destroyed till the end.
When Moses’ hands were raised, Israel won, but when his hands got weak and was
lowered, Amalek won. Aaron and Hur supported him during the battle, holding his
hands, they represent YHVH’s Word and YHVH’s Spirit. If you compromise and go
slack on His Word or in your relationship with Him, you will be overcome by the flesh
(First Enemy). Stay disciplined and hold the standard of the Word in your life and you
will come out victorious. Fleshliness will cause Midian to come into your life.

The Midianites were like grasshoppers and their camels could not be numbered.
They oppressed the people of Israel greatly and the people of Israel hid themselves
in holes, mountains, caves and fortresses to get away from the enemy. This is an
interesting observation if you look at it from the context of the seven sins listed in
Proverbs. The people affected by the disunity, fighting, slandering, lies est. remove
themselves from the assembly and hide away in their ‘caves’ and do not mix with the
rest of the people. The result is disunity and the assembly is scattered and made
ineffective and weak. To defeat this enemy is to stand together and realise what you
are dealing with and to sort out the issues so that YHVH’s presence can be restored
and the enemy will then flee from your midst.

How can we protect our selves from this fierce enemy?
We get the answer in verse 8 where YHVH sent a
prophet to the people of Israel and told them they were in
this mess because they have allowed the worship of the
gods of the Amorites. Amorite comes from the word
“amor” that means ‘talker’ or people who like to talk a lot.
This links up perfectly with the seventh sin that is
committed through words and the evil tongue. How do
we protect our selves from the Midianites and their seven
evil sins? By keeping your mouth shut, putting a guard before your mouth and to
think seven times before you say a word. Everything you say that may cause disunity
is the enemy (Midian) that is getting its foot in the door through one of the seven sins.

Pso 1z:o The Words o[ YHVH ore pure Words, like siloer tried in o
[urnoce o[ eorth, puri[ied seoen times.

We should only speak the Words of YHVH, and purify our words seven times before
we say anything, so that we will not step into the trap of the tongue, causing division
in the assembly of YHVH.

Stand up, stand together and fight back.

When we are attacked by this enemy, we need to stick together
and face the issues and sort out misconceptions so that the
seventh sin is not committed and the damage is to great to fix.
The only time you should isolate yourself (hide in a cave) is
when you want to isolate yourself in YHVH’s presence to seek
His face and grow in relationship with Him.
The Voice of YHVH

To listen to the voice of
YHvH is to listen to His
Word and do His
Commandments. You
will serve the one you
listen to; if you listen to
man, you serve man, but
if you listen to YHvH,
you serve YHvH.

When things go bad, unify and stick together and do not go into hiding, hoping
the problem will go away, on the contrary, it will only get worse.

T Th he e P Pe eo op pl le e R Re ep pe en nt te ed d

The Midianites oppressed Israel and they cried out to YHVH and He sent them a

Jdg o:S-1o YHVH sent o mon, o prophet to the sons o[ 1sroel, uho
soid to them, So sogs YHVH, the Elohim o[ 1sroel: 1 hrought gou up
[rom Eggpt ond hrought gou [orth out o[ the house o[ hondoge. (o)
And 1 delioered gou out o[ the hond o[ the Eggptions, ond out o[ the
hond o[ oll uho oppressed gou, ond drooe them out
[rom he[ore gou ond gooe gou their lond. (1oJ And 1
soid to gou, 1 om YHVH gour Elohim. Do not [eor the
gods o[ the Amorites in uhose lond gou lioe. But gou
hooe not oheged Mg ooice.

The prophet quoted the first of the Ten Commandments to
remind them of the Voice of YHVH they heard of Mt Sinai. In
verse 10 he reminded them that they did not listen to the Voice
of YHVH (Commandments) but listen to other voices. We are
the same today, we rather listen to what other people e say
that to heed to the Voice and the Word of YHVH. The result of
this sin was that Israel ended up under bondage to other nations serving them
because they listened to them. They took their advice from the people and
started to serve their gods, neglecting their own Elohim. Man is like this because
it is easier to serve VISIBLE gods than to serve and listen to an INVISIBLE God.
This is because we are physically and fleshly orientated and not spiritually

T Th he e F Fo or rt th h J Ju ud dg ge e – – G Gi id de eo on n – – T Th he e T Th hr re es sh he er r a an nd d h ha at te er r o of f s si in n – – T Th he e o on ne e
w wh ho o P Pr ru un ne es s. .

Jdg o:11 And the Angel o[ YHVH come ond sot under on ook uhich
uos in Ophroh, uhich helonged to Joosh the Ahiezrite. And his son
Cideon threshed uheot hg the uinepress, to hide it [rom the

Y YH HV VH H i in n D Di is sg gu ui is se e
The word Oak is the Hebrew word “elah” 7*x and means ‘oak’, ‘strong tree’, and is
the singular form of ‘Elohim’. The Oak or Elohim was in Ophrah (ashes/ death). This
means that Elohim was in the midst of the bad situation and even when things turns
bad and people rebelled against Him, He was still there, in control, waiting for the
right moment to fulfil His plan. One wise man once said that everything bad that
happens is YHVH in disguise. This is a perfect picture of just how YHVH never
leaves His people and uses the ‘bad situation’ they brought over them selves, to use
that and turn it into something that will change the people for the good.

Rom S:zS And ue lnou thct oll things (bao rh|ngs or s|rµar|ons) uork
together [or good to those uho looe Elohim, to those uho cre cclled
cccordinq to His purpose.

Y YH HV VH H’ ’s s J Ju us st ti ic ce e & & W Wo or rd d C Co or rr ru up pt te ed d

The word “elah” or oak is first found in Scripture in Gen 35:4 where the people of
Jacob (Israel) brought all their strange gods and put it under the ‘oak’ tree in

Cen gg:a-o And theg gooe oll the stronge gods uhich uere in their
honds to Jocoh, ond the eorrings in their eors. And Jocoh hid them
under the ook uhich uos hg Shechem. (=) And theg mooed. And the
terror o[ Elohim uos upon the cities thot uere round ohout them,
ond theg did not pursue the sons o[ Jocoh. (ó) And Jocoh come to Luz
in the lond o[ Conoon, thot is, Bethel, he ond oll the people uith him.

The story goes back in Gen 34 where Shechem, the son of Hamor, the Hivite defiled
Jacob’s daughter Dinah and wanted to marry her afterwards. Dinah means ‘Justice’
and Shechem means ‘part’ or ‘portion’, and this shows us that a portion of the Justice
of Israel was defiled and ended up in all sorts of pagan interweaving between
cultures. As we have seen, the Hivites represents false teachers and it is they that
corrupt YHVH’s justice. It only takes a small portion of YHVH’s Word to be defiled to
corrupt everything.

1Co g:o ... Do gou not knou thot o little leooen leooens the uhole

This is why it is so important to keep YHVH’s Word and His Justice pure so that the
defiled portion would not become the foundation for false doctrine and
misinterpretation of His Word, leading people away from Him instead of leading them
closer to Him. This is the system called Babylon (mixing and confusion) that the
enemy uses to corrupt a small portion of YHVH’s Word in order to enslave His people
making them ineffective for the Kingdom. To fix this problem, YHVH looked for
someone with certain qualities to restore His Justice in Israel again. That is why He
raised up Judges, and is still rising up Judges today, to remove the leaven and false
doctrines from His Word and from among His people.

In Gen 35:4 we see that they brought their false gods and earrings and place it under
the Oak tree. They ‘cleaned out their houses’ and denounced their pagan masters so
that they could enter into Betel, the ‘House of Elohim’, and be safe. Once they did
that they were protected and the surrounding enemies were terrified of them and
their El and did not attempt to attack them.

To repent is to denounce Satan and his powers and the ‘enemies’ that controlled
your life, and you choose not to listen to them any more (put the earrings under the
tree). You also have to ‘clean out your house’ and get rid of everything that comes
from Satan and the pagan cultures that symbolise false gods If you do this, then you
will enter the ‘House of El’ (Bet-El) and will dwell safely and in peace under His
authority, doing the things that please Him and obeying His Voice.

The Qualities YHVH
looks for in potential

• Be Set-Apart, have
no part in the things
of the Enemy.
• Know what sin is
and thresh it out of
your life. love what
YHvH loves and hate
what YHvH hates.
• Nake decisions
carefully so that it
would result in life
and not death.

D De ea at th h - - B Be ec ca au us se e o of f S Si in n
Ophrah comes from the root word “aphar” *D¸ that means ‘dust, ashes, mortar
and rubbish’. It consists of three letters and all three have warnings; “Ayin” ¸ – ‘eye’
– see and want or covet, “Pey” D – ‘mouth’ – speak words that are wrong and
“Resh” * – ‘human reasoning’ – reasoning your way around YHVH’s Word. These
three things causes ‘spiritual death’ and we should stay away from being like ‘Oprah’.
YHVH came to the dusty place and this shows us the humility of our Elohim that He
will meet us where we are to save us.

Rom g:S ßut Elohim commends His lote toucrd us in thct uhile ue uere
get sinners Messioh died [or us.

This shows us YHVH’s grace and we can receive this grace through repentance, and
He will meet you at the place where you are (spiritual deadness) and help you to
come back into Life where He is.

Y YH HV VH H C Ch ho oo os se es s H Hi is s L Le ea ad de er r

The angel met Gideon there, busy threshing wheat at the
winepress, hiding from the Midianites. This shows us that he was
set apart and not part of the situation. In the same way we are in
this world but not part of the world that is pagan. Wheat is the word
“chittah” 7D| that share the same root as the word “chattah”
xD| which means ‘sin’. “Chet” | means ‘Life’ and “Tet” D
represents the ‘Serpent’ and ‘death’. Looking at this verse now
gives us the insight that Gideon was set apart threshing ‘sin’. This
made him the perfect candidate for YHVH to be used to help Israel
to come out under the bondage of the enemy. Are you like Gideon,
living set apart and threshing sin out of your life, making decisions
that will result in life rather than death? Do you love what YHVH
loves and do you hate what YHVH hates?

G Gi id de eo on n f fa ac ce ed d h hi is s f fe ea ar r – – T Th he e S Se ec co on nd d E En ne em my y

Jdg o:1z-1a And the Angel o[ YHVH oppeored to him, ond soid to
him, YHVH is uith gou, mightg uorrior. (:() And Cideon soid to
Him, O, mg Moster, i[ YHVH is uith us, uhg then hos oll this
hoppened to us? And uhere ore oll His mirocles uhich our [others
told us o[, soging, Did not YHVH hring us up [rom Eggpt? But nou
YHVH hos [orsoken us, ond delioered us into the honds o[ the
Midionites. (:a) And YHVH looked upon him ond soid, Co in gour
might, ond gou sholl sooe 1sroel [rom the hond o[ the Midionites.
Hooe 1 not sent gou?

Gideon was a man just like you and me and he had limited vision of what YHVH
planned feared at the thought of being used by YHVH. The task looked so big and
undoable. YHVH knew the end result and called Gideon a mighty warrior. Gideon is
an example to us to show that you can overcome your fear by YHVH’s faith. You just
have to start walking in the promises and in the anointing of YHVH.
Conquering Fear

Fears are lies and to
conquer these fears
(enemies) you have to
learn the truth from the
Teacher Who is in the
midst f these

YHVH will equip you and provide everything you need for what He has called you for.
If you are in His will, He WILL look after you and empower you so fear not. We have
learned earlier that fear is one of the enemies you need to conquer in your life. If not,
then YHVH can’t use you.

Jdg ¬:1 And Jeruhhool (he is CideonJ ond oll the people thot uere
uith him, rose up eorlg ond pitched heside the uell o[ Horod, so thot
the ormg o[ the Midionites uos on the north side o[ them, hg the hill
o[ Moreh, in the oolleg.

We see how Gideon overcame his fear in the first verse of chapter 7. ‘Harod’ means
‘terror’ and this is the well of terror or fear in the valley. It sounds like the passage in
Ps 23 where David wrote, “…thouqh I ucll throuqh the tclleu o[
the shcdou o[ decth, I uill [ecr no etil: [or You cre uith me: Your
rod cnd Your stc[[, theu com[ort me.¨ We do not have to fear
because YHVH is with us and He will guide us and protect us, even
if we stare death in the face.

Moreh means ‘teacher’ and you will always find yourself between
‘fear’ and ‘the Teacher’. You can turn to fear or you can turn to the
Teacher. YHVH is the Teacher that is in every terrifying situation.
He brings things across your path that you will fear but that is to
‘stretch’ you and that you can learn from that situation so that you
can be trained in becoming a ‘Mighty Warrior’. Your Teacher will
always teach you in the midst of your fears so that you can grow out of fear and grow
into your destiny.

Rom S:g¬-go But in oll these things ue more thon conquer through
Him uho looed us. ((8) 1or 1 om persuoded thot neither deoth, nor
li[e, nor ongels, nor principolities, nor pouers, nor things present,
nor things to come, ((o) nor height, nor depth, nor ong other
creoture, sholl he ohle to seporote us [rom the looe o[ Elohim uhich is
in Messioh Y'shuo our Moster.

1Jn a:1S-1o There is no [eor in looe, hut per[ect looe costs out [eor,
hecouse [eor hos torment. He uho [eors hos not heen per[ected in
looe. (1oJ We looe Him hecouse He [irst looed us.

If you fear, you have no faith in Him whom you love. If you love Him perfectly,
perusing His Word, doing his Commandments, He will protect you and guide you in
and through all things and you do not have to fear anything. The one thing you will
learn in your terrifying quests is the Character of YHVH, and the more you learn Who
He is, the less you will fear the situation or the enemy.

What you fear you will worship, that is why it is a form of idolatry if you fear other
things other than YHVH. Fear only YHVH and worship Him alone because He is the
One Who can destroy your soul in the Day of Judgement.

We have looked at the Six Main Enemies in the Second Part of this study; the First
Enemy was the Flesh and the Second Enemy was Fear. Gideon also depicts a
“Judge in training” overcoming the Second Enemy.

T Th he e F Fi ir rs st t T Ta as sk k G Gi id de eo on n h ha ad d t to o d do o – – C Cl le ea an n O Ou ut t h hi is s H Ho ou us se e

Gideon means ‘one who bruises’, ‘one who breaks or prunes’ and the
‘destroyer’ and this is exactly what he did. He went and destroyed the
altar of Baal at his father’s house, cut down the pillar and used it as wood
for a burnt offering unto YHVH. He feared his father and his household
and the people of the town and did all of this during the night. The next
morning they accused Gideon and wanted to kill him. Gideon’s father
stood up for him and said that if Baal was alive and real, he should kill
Gideon and not the people of the town. From that day they called Gideon
Jerubbaal that means’ let Baal defend his cause’.

YHVH asks us to do the same where we live, to stand up against the enemy and
throw down their altars and remove their presence from our homes. A lot of people
will resist you and even your family will stand up against you if you stand for YHVH.
Y‘shua said that if they persecuted Him, they will also persecute you, because you
are not greater than your Master.

zTi g:1z Yeo, ond oll uho desire to lioe godlg in Messioh Y'shuo uill
he persecuted.

Joh 1g:zo-z1 Remember the uord thct I scid to uou, The seroont is not
greoter thon his moster. 1[ theg hooe persecuted Me, theg uill olso
persecute gou. I[ theu hcte lept Mu scuinq, theu uill clso leep uours. (z:)
But oll these things theg uill do to gou [or Mg nome's soke, hecouse
theg do not knou Him uho sent Me.

Note verse 21, they persecuted Y’shua’s followers for His Name’s sake, quite ironic.
In other words, it was religious people who wanted to defend the faith who will
persecute you. They do this because they do not know YHVH. This is also true today
because people who belief in Jesus do not read the OT and do not understand the
Ways of YHVH and His Torah and persecute those who wants to follow YHVH. This
means that your main persecution will come from followers of Christ who do not know
the Scripture or the Father. If you really follow Y’shua, you will not be liked by these
religious people and they will persecuted you for what you stand for.

G Ga at th he er ri in ng g t th he e P Pe eo op pl le e

Jdg o:ga-gg But the spirit o[ YHVH come to Cideon, ond
he hleu o rom's horn. And he colled the Ahiezrites o[ter
him. ((=) And he sent messengers throughout oll
Monosseh, uho olso uere gothered o[ter him. And he
sent messengers to Asher, ond to Zehulun, ond to
Nophtoli. And theg come up to meet them.

The Spirit of YHVH came upon Gideon and he blew the Shophar to
gather and assemble the people for war. The name Abiezrites means ‘help of the
Father’ and the blowing of the Shophar is a call for the Father to help us. This is the
reason we are supposed to blow the Shophar on every new moon, Sabbath
(appointed time) and every Feast day.

Pso S1:g Blou the rom's horn in the neu moon, in the time
oppointed, on our solemn [eost dog.

Shophar = Unity

The Shophar represents
unity by gathering the
people. It also means
beauty. In YHVH’s eyes,
Unity is beautiful and this
is what makes His Bride
beautiful, if ‘She’ function
as One Body.

Neh a:zo ¨1n uhoteoer ploce gou heor the sound o[ the rom's horn,
join us there. Our Elohim [ights [or us.¨

The word “shophar” (translated as ‘trumpet’) means ‘beauty’ and the shophar is
blown to gather the people into Unity so that they can stand up against the enemy
and be beautified as they come back into the “original things” of the Father. (Father
means “Av” or origin). Blowing of the Shophar is to assemble and unify the people.
The sin that is the worst of the seven sins is the one where the
unity is broken amongst the brothers through conflict and
fighting. This gives the Shophar great spiritual significance in
binging the people together as ONE (echad), which is ‘beautiful’
(shophar) and pleasing to YHVH.

Pso 1gg:1-g <A Sonq o[ deqrees o[ Dctid.> Behold, hou
good ond hou PLEASANT it is [or hrethren to duell
TOCETHER 1N UN1TY! (z) 1t is like the precious
ointment upon the heod, thot ron doun upon the heord, eoen Aoron's
heord: thot uent doun to the skirts o[ his gorments: (() As the deu
o[ Hermon, ond os the deu thot descended upon the mountoins o[
Zion: [or there YHVH commonded the hlessing, eoen li[e [or

Pleasant is the Hebrew word “nah-eem” that means: pleasant, delightful, and
beautiful. ‘Together in Unity’ is the Hebrew phrase ”gam yachad” and it means ‘to
assemble in one unit’. This is exactly what the Shophar represents; Beautiful
Unified people functioning as One. The Ram’s horn was also used to carry the
anointing oil that was used to anoint the Priests and Kings. This is a symbol of
YHVH’s Spirit and the appointment of His people who will lead
others into unity. Do not rebel against the leadership YHVH gave
through the anointing and Gifts of His Spirit. If you do this, you
will do the seventh and most grievous sin in the eyes of YHVH;
breaking the unity in the Assembly.

If we blow the Shophar on New Moon, it gathers the people that
are still in the Darkness, who will start to enter into the Light. This
is seen in the ‘Dark Moon’ showing the first sliver of light. Blowing
the Shophar we gather these people in the spirit to gather and
come into the Kingdom of YHVH.

G Gi id de eo on n’ ’s s F Fe ea ar r a an nd d D Do ou ub bt t – – O Ov ve er rc co om mi in ng g t th he e E En ne em my y o of f F Fe ea ar r

Jdg o:go-g¬ And Gideon scid to Elohim, I[ You uill scte Isrcel bu
mu hcnd, cs You hcte scid, ((;) hehold, 1 uill put o [leece o[
uool in the groin-[loor. And i[ the deu is on the [leece onlg,
ond drg upon oll the ground, then 1 sholl knou thot You uill
sooe 1sroel hg mg hond, os You hooe soid.

Jdg o:go And Gideon scid to Elohim, Let not Your onger he hot
ogoinst me, ond 1 uill speok hut this once. 1 prog You, let me
test hut this once uith the [leece. Let it nou he drg onlg
upon the [leece, ond upon oll the ground let there he deu.

Many people use this example of Gideon as a way to “hear” from YHVH. Looking at
the surrounding evidence Gideon presents to us through his actions, it appears that
he was a scared young man who found it hard to grasp that YHVH wanted to use him
for something great. This is a ‘bad’ character trade Gideon and we should not ‘copy’
him in his weak state.

Gideon first asked for the dew to fall only on the fleece and not on the ground. Then
he asked for the dew to fall on the ground and not on the fleece. Even with Gideon’s
faithless acts, YHVH still gave him the conformation he needed to be convinced and
conquer his fears. If your faith is build upon fleeces, you are immature and need to
grow up spiritually.

Heh 11:1 Nou [oith is the suhstonce o[ things hoped [or, the eoidence
o[ things not seen.

If you use a fleece you would never again have to apply your will or wisdom to make
a decision. People are lazy to study the Scripture to attain wisdom and want a ‘quick
fix’ every time. We as believers in Messiah should know the Plan and Will of YHVH
and be led by the Spirit and not by things we see. People who are physically
orientated and who are drawn to physical things will easily be misled by these fleshly
signs. We should listen to the Spirit of YHVH and know His Word to know what to do
when we are in a situation. You should learn to pray and wait of YHVH for an
answer. Do not make your own idols (fleeces) and ask YHVH to speak through them,
learn to hear the Voice of YHVH so that He can lead you by His Spirit.

Rom S:1a 1or os mong os ore led hg the Spirit o[ Elohim, these ore
sons o[ Elohim.

YHVH wants us to grow up spiritually and wants us to learn to listen to His Spirit
when we isolate our selves in prayer and if we wait patiently on Him. There is so
much noise in this world that cause us not to hear His voice and most of the times is
it us that do not shut up and be quiet so that we can hear Him. You have to make
time to get quiet and to listen to Him in your inner room. This is related to worship
that will make your relationship strong with Him and that will help you to stand in this
life with all its challenges.

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Y YH HV VH H S Si if ft ti in ng g H Hi is s P Pe eo op pl le e

One of the meanings of Gideon’s name is ‘pruner’ and this is what YHVH did with the
men that He gathered for His army, He pruned away the ones that did not fit His
criteria. We find the same in the NT where we see the Father as the Gardener Who
prunes away or cut those off those who do not bear fruit. [John 15:2]. Which fruit?
The fruit of the Commandments and of His Spirit.

Jdg ¬:z-g And YHVH soid to Cideon, The people uith gou ore too mong [or
Me to gioe the Midionites into their honds, lest 1sroel hoost themseloes
ogoinst Me, soging, Mg oun hond hos sooed me. (() Nou, there[ore, specl in
the ecrs o[ the people, scuinq, Whoeoer is [eor[ul ond o[roid, let him return ond
go ouog eorlg [rom Mount Cileod. And tuentg-tuo thousond o[ the people
returned. And there remoined ten thousond.

YHVH took away people from the army of Israel to make it impossible for them to win
the battle on their own, they needed His help and the situation would force them to
trust in Him. In the pervious portion we drew the parallel between Jacob fleeing from
his uncle Laban and they went to Mt Gilead [Gen 31:21] and here we see the people
who were afraid were taken away from Mt Gilead. Mt
Gilead was East of the Jordan (the river of judgment).
Gilead means ‘heap or mass of testimony’ and that is
why YHVH took away the people who were afraid so
that they would not be part of His Testimony, but only
those who had courage and faith. Gideon lined 32 000
people up for the fight but YHVH reduced their number
so that the victory would be a testimony unto Him that
He is the One Who delivered them.

Jdg ¬:a-o And YHVH soid to Cideon, The people
ore still too mong. Bring them doun to the uoter, ond 1 uill seporote them
[or gou there. It shcll be thct o[ uhom I scu to uou, This shcll qo uith uou, the scme
shcll qo uith uou. And o[ uhometer I scu to uou, This shcll not qo uith uou, the scme
shcll not qo. (=) And he brouqht doun the people to the ucter. And YHVH scid to
Gideon, Eoergone uho lops the uoter uith his tongue, os o dog lops, gou
sholl set him oport: olso eoergone uho hous doun upon his knees to drink.
(ó) And the numher o[ them uho lopped, putting their hond to their mouth,
uos three hundred men. ßut cll the rest o[ the people boued doun upon their lnees
to drinl ucter.

The people, who bowed down on their knees with their faces in the water and drank
directly from the river, were not chosen. The water means the Word of YHVH and
surely this is a good sign. What does YHVH want to tell us here? Knees are first used
in Scripture is in Gen 30:3 where Bilhah, the maidservant of Jacob, had to bore her
child on the knees of her mistress Rachel (to whisper) so that it would seem that she
bore the child. Bilhah means ‘old or confused’.
This is a picture of believers who will not be chosen to
fight because they ‘seem’ to have fruit (child) but it is the
fruit of another. They are the ‘wanne-bees’ who act and
imitate in their flesh but do not have intimacy with YHVH
and His Word to receive the ‘seed’ that will impregnate
their spirits that will produce fruit (actions) that will look
like the Father. They are happy with second hand
‘revelations’ and rely on someone else’s relationship with
YHVH and do not have a relationship with YHVH and do
not search the Scripture themselves. They talk and
sound as if they know YHVH’s Ways but they do not
commit and make time to fellowship with YHVH in His Word. It seems as if they bear
fruit but are actually the fruit of others they copy. They follow YHVH mechanically
without their hearts being really rafter Him. They follow YHVH to be blessed and not
to serve. YHVH will not choose people who act like this for His army of 300 who will
conquer the Midianites. They are people who are fleshly trees with plastic fruits who
grow among the other trees in the Garden of YHVH. They still commit the seven
deadly sins represented by the Midianites and bring discord among the brothers
through their tongues (whisper). To overcome this enemy in the Assembly is for
everyone to follow YHVH with their hearts, to FOCUS ON THE REAL ENEMY and to
keep their tongue from speaking against their brothers.

If you have a solid and healthy relationship with YHVH and your life bear the fruit that
show this, you will not cause others harm or be offended easily. Your focus will be on
the things of YHVH and His Plan you will understand the importance of unity because
you are part of the 300 who needs YHVH desperately because you cannot win this
battle in your own efforts. 3, 30, 300 means Covenant and the chosen few
understand His Covenant and Plan and live for YHVH and not for their own gain. If
you are part of this 300 (spiritually), your life will bear fruit that testifies (Gilead) of
YHVH’s victories in your life and He will always get the glory and not you. These
fruits are the lights that shine in the dark world and you will bear His Testimony for all
to see so that they will know that YHVH is active in your life. If they look at you they
must praise YHVH and not praise you. Is your life a testimony unto Him? You not
only represent YHVH’s Character in your life by walking (halachah) in the Torah, you
also bear the testimony of His greatness and power through the fruit of your
relationship with Him and the things He did for you. Be part of the 300 who have a
personal testimony in their lives instead of talking about other people’s testimonies
(31 700).

T Th he e B Ba at tt tl le e a ag ga ai in ns st t M Mi id di ia an n - - D Di is sc co or rd d

In this battle, they not only faced the Midianites, they also faced the
Amalekites or the flesh. The enemies were far greater than
Gideon’s army and they were as grasshoppers and their camels
without number. Gideon’s faith was stretched and he had to
overcome his fear by trusting YHVH.

Jdg ¬:1o And he dioided the three hundred men into
three componies. And he put o rom's horn in eoerg
mon's hond, uith emptg pitchers, ond torches inside
the pitchers.

YHVH divided the 300 men into 3 camps, each having 3 items. This
shows that YHVH honoured His Covenant He made with Abraham and deliver His
people for His Name’s sake.
The Torch – Believe in the Covenant: Torch is first found in Scripture in Gen 15:17
where YHVH walked in between the pieces of meat prepared by Abraham for the
cutting of His Covenant with Abraham and with his seed (Israel). The Covenant (of
Abraham) is still standing today and if you want to take part of it, you have to
become grafted into Israel through the Blood and work of the Messiah Y’shua.

Rom a:1o There[ore it is o[ [oith so thot it might he occording to
groce: [or the promise to he mode sure to oll the seed, not onlg to thot
uhich is o[ the Lou (JeusJ, hut to thot olso uhich is o[ the [oith o[
Ahrohom (CentilesJ, uho is the [other o[ us oll (1sroelJ

The Ram’s horn – YHVH’s Voice & Unity: Ram’s horn is first used in Scripture in
Ex 19:16 where Israel faced YHVH at the Mt Sinai and received the Ten Words of the
Covenant, verbally, directly from YHVH’s Voice. The Ten Words or Ten
Commandments represent the two sets of Instructions on how to have a relationship
with YHVH and how to have a relationship with man. As we have seen in the
previous sections, our relationship with YHVH is paramount and the unity with
our brothers is that which makes us beautiful and manifest YHVH’s presence
here on the Earth. The ram’s horn is also to assemble people into this unity,
and we follow His Instructions to maintain this Unity. You need to see the
importance of the Relationship with YHVH and the relationships with man. This
is the next step in being part of YHVH’s Covenant; you have to embrace YHVH as
your new Master through Y’shua, following and listening to His Voice (Word/Spirit).
He gave us His Torah (Y’shua, the Word of YHVH), and everything we need to know
in this life is written and captured in His Word.

The broken Pitcher - Humility: Pitcher is first found in Scripture in Gen 24:14 and is
the event where Abraham’s servant, went to find a Bride (us) for his Master Isaac
(Y’shua). He gave an empty pitcher to her to test if she has the character to fulfil this
purpose. She had to fetch water for him and his camels. The water is the Word and
the Camels are your fellow servants of Y’shua. If you fill your vessel with His water,
searching and studying the Scripture, you will have enough for your self as well as for
others He will send across your path to disciple. The pitcher was broken and show us
that this task can only be done effectively though humility and with a servants heart.
Be willing and available to be used by YHVH and you will fulfil His higher
calling of being His Bride and part of His Priesthood as seen in the Judge
Deborah (Collative Judge & Bride) to serve His people in humility. Be ready to
disciple His people with a servant’s heart.

These were the three things YHVH gave us to fight the battle against discord
(disunity and fighting amongst the brethren).

• Everybody have to be grafted into the Covenant of Abraham through
Messiah. As followers of Messiah we shine His Character through living out
the Word/ Torah in this dark world. We must know the Covenant and the Plan
of YHVH that associate with it so that we can have one goal which is to be
available to be used by Him to fulfil His purpose.
• You must have a living personal relationship with the Father and be in unity in
spirit and in Truth so that we can be beautiful in the sight of YHVH and useful
to ‘fight the battle’ (containing His Presence in us, His Body).
• Commit yourself and be available to serve YHVH and His people and have a
humble heart and pursue the fruit of the Spirit so that the people will be
edified and not broken down through your obedience to His Commandments.
Realise that you are part of Deborah/ Bride) and will “judge” the world
thorough your lifestyle that reflects Y’shua’s Character and the Torah.

YHVH reduced the army from 32000 men down to 300 men, this gives us the insight
that YHVH work through small things. How can I be small? Choose to be humble.

Humble – “anah” - 71¸ - To answer, to respond, humble, to be broken, to
be low, to be afflicted, to oppress.

We find this word first used in Scripture in Gen 15:13 where YHVH said to Abraham
that He will ‘afflict’ (humble) Israel for 400 years in bondage. This shows us an
important concept that we also see in the Book of Judges; every time the people did
what was right in their own eyes, which resulted into chaos, He brought their enemies
to rule over them in order to make them humble, so that they could ‘see’ ¸ (Eye- Ayin)
that the only way to be ‘fruitful’ 1 (Nun) is through YHVH’s Ways and ‘Word’ 7 (Light –
Truth - Hey).

YHVH’s Word can only be accepted if you are ‘humble’ (broken vessels). If you are not
humble, He will ‘afflict your soul’ as He did with Israel, to break your stubbornness so
that you will become humble and able to receive His Word and be changed by it.
Receiving the Word is like sowing seed and you have to have enough seed sown in
your heart to outgrow the thistles and thorns that is sown previously by the world.
YHVH allows ‘bad situations’ to prepare your heart to receive His seed:

Mot 1g:1S-zg There[ore heor the porohle o[ the souer. (:o)
When ongone heors the Word o[ the kingdom ond does not
understond it, then the uicked one comes ond cotches ouog
thot uhich uos soun in his heort. This is the seed soun hg
the uogside. (zo) But thot uhich uos soun on the stong
ploces is this: he uho heors the Word ond immediotelg
receioes it uith jog. (z:) But he hos no root in himsel[, ond
is tempororg. 1or uhen trihulotion or persecution orises on
occount o[ the Word, he immediotelg stumhles. (zz) And
thot soun into the thorns is this: he uho heors the Word: ond the onxietg o[
this uorld, ond the deceit o[ riches, choke the Word, ond he hecomes
un[ruit[ul. (z() But thot soun on the good ground is this: he uho heors the
Word ond understonds: uho olso heors [ruit ond produces one trulg o
hundred[old: ond one sixtg: ond one thirtg.

So if you are currently experiencing affliction or bad circumstances, or things just go
wrong in your life, you are being made humble. YHVH is either bringing you in from the
wayside (Egypt), or He is breaking your stubborn heart (stony ground), or He is
plucking out thorns (fear of rejection by the world), or He is pruning you to bear more
fruit (good ground).

L Lo oo ok k, , S Se ee e a an nd d D Do o a ac cc co or rd di in ng gl ly y

Jdg ¬:1¬ And he scid to them, Look on me, ond do likeuise. And, behold, uhen I
come to the edqe o[ the ccmp, it shcll be, os 1 do, so gou sholl do.

Under the inspiration of the Spirit of YHVH Gideon instructed his men to look at him
and to do as he is did. Y’shua made a similar statement in John where he said the

Joh S:gS 1 speok uhot 1 hooe SEEN uith Mg 1other, cnd uou, then, do uhct
uou hcte seen uith uour [cther (Sctcn).

This implies that the Father lived what He said because Y’shua saw Him living out
His Word, and He did accordingly. He did not say that He repeated everything He
heard from His Father, but He spoke everything He saw His Father did. Our faith is
an active faith and not just head knowledge, we do actively what we belief and this is
the true definition of FATH. Y’shua is asking the same of His Bride (His leaders), to
look upon Him and do as He is doing, following His example, and leading by
example. He lived the Torah and we should live and speak what we see Y’shua is
doing. How do we see Him? We see Him in His Word because He is the Word. Many
people are spiritually blind and they cannot see Y’shua in the Word or that Y’shua is
the Word (Torah).

T Th he e B Br ri id de e, , I Is sr ra ae el l a an nd d t th he e M Mi id di ia an ni it te es s

YHVH chose only 300 men from all of Israel, why was that?
These men were committed to follow YHVH’s Instructions under
the leadership He appointed and they worked together in Unity to
overcome the enemy and to set Israel free from bondage. As you
can recall from the previous sections, YHVH destroyed the
external enemies through the unity of His people.

These 300 men followed Gideon but acted as “leaders” in Israel,
setting the standard and leading by example they learned from
Gideon. This is a perfect example of discipleship; YHVH shows
His leaders (300 men – elders/ teachers/ shepherds/ judges)
through Y’shua/Spirit (Gideon) and they live the example and
standard of YHVH’s Word in the world (Israel) to draw them back
into the Kingdom. Gideon’s men are the example of the “early rain”, the Bride or
Collective Judge, who will follow in the footsteps of Her Master Y’shua (Gideon) and
in the end, YHVH will pour out the ‘latter rain’ upon all His people and they will follow
Him in His Kingdom.

There are three groups among the Believers and followers of YHVH today; the Bride,
the rest of Israel and the Midianites. The Bride (300) is a small group of people who
are committed to follow their Master in battle, no matter what. YHVH will use them to
set the pace and break open the stony ground, sowing seeds of repentance and truth
among His people Israel (currently blind). Israel is believers (part of 31 700) who are
partly in the world, not fully committed and struggle with sin and the flesh. The
Midianites are believers (part of 31 700) who fight against YHVH’s people who are
trying to YHVH’s work. They cause conflicts and make the 300 ineffective by all sorts
of small issues and disputes, breaking down the unity.

We will see the same pattern after the Second Coming of Messiah; where there will
be people known as the Bride, inside the New Jerusalem, His Priesthood, serving
Him in His presence, and on the outside, there will be many ‘saved’ people who still
have to learn the Ways of YHVH. [Zec 14:16] They will be people who served Jesus
in ignorance and with sincere hearts, together with people (I belief) who have never
heard the Truth, but lived a good life convicted by their conscious. [Rom 2:14] These
people will have to go through the same things we went through, learning His Ways
and how to worship Him the way He wants to be worshipped.
These people will be taught and led by the Bride (Deborah) who will rule over them
and who will teach them YHVH’s Ways.

1Co o:z Do gou not knou thot the soints (BrideJ sholl judge (ruleJ the uorld
(notionsJ? And i[ the uorld sholl he judged (ruledJ hg gou, ore gou
unuorthg to judge the smollest motters?

C Co on nf fu us si io on n i is s t th he e E En ne em my y’ ’s s E En ne em my y

Jdg ¬:zz And the three hundred hleu the rom's horns. And YHVH set
eoerg mon's suord ogoinst his [ellou, eoen throughout oll the ormg. And
the ormg [led to Beth-shittoh in Zereroth, to the horder o[ Ahel-meholoh,
to Tohhoth.

When Gideon’s men blew their ram’s horns YHVH caused confusion in the camp of
the enemy and each man drew his sword against his brother and killed each other.
Looking at this from a spiritual point of view, then we see that the Midianites (people
causing conflicts in YHVH’s House) drew their swords (Word / doctrine) against his
brother and they killed each other.

Those who listened to the ram’s horn in the first place and assembled under the
authority, they were protected from the Enemy (confusion) who killed the Enemy
(Midianites). Those in YHVH’s Assemblies who refuse to submit under authority of
the Truth given to them through His appointed people (300 men), would be destroyed
by the confusion and lack of commitment and unity in faith. If you are not one with the
truth, you will be confused, and this confusion is the enemy that causes disputes and
it is also the enemy that will destroy those who allow it in their lives.

It is extremely important, especially as the time of the end draws closer, that we unite
in the truth, under YHVH’s appointed people (through the Gifts the of Spirit), to
prevent disputes, so that the people will be led in safety when the last day events
start to happen. You will not survive on your own and you have to humble yourself
and be part of YHVH’s 300 (covenant people / Bride), or you will be part of Israel who
will have to follow or part of the Midianites who will be destroyed. Just as YHVH led
Israel out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses (Judge and Prophet), so will He
appoint leaders (144 000) to lead His people through the Wilderness (Tribulation).
You must get use to follow so that you will not oppose His leadership and authority.
He will choose His leaders and if you are not one of them, you will have to follow in
order to be safe during this terrible time that is to come.

T Th he e H Ho ou us se e o of f D De ec cl li in ne e

The rest of the enemy (Midian) fled to Beth-Shittah that means ‘House of turning
aside’, or ‘House of decline’. Shittah is found in Prov 7:25 and gives us more detail of
the ‘House of turning or House of decline’.

Pro ¬:zg-z¬ Do not let gour heort turn oside (shittohJ to her uogs, do not go
ostrog in her poths. (zó) 1or she hos cost doun mong uounded: geo, mong
strong men hooe heen sloin hg her. (z;) Her house is the uog to hell, going
doun to the rooms o[ deoth.

If you decline YHVH’s wisdom and turn aside from His Ways and obstruct His Plan,
you will be destroyed with all those who choose to do wicked. Who is the woman he
spoke of? Can it be the same woman found in the Book of Revelation, the Whore of
Babylon? Babylon means confusion and mixing and this qualifies her to be one and
the same woman spoken of in Prov 7. The ‘House of decline’ is the System that fuels
the enemy, the Midianites, by bringing confusion that causes conflicts and disunity.

They fled to the border of “Abel-meholah” to “Tabbath”. “Tabbath” DDD means
‘goodness’ and ‘celebration’ and shoes that those who were part of the Midianites,
those who repents from their evil hearts obstructing YHVH’s Plan, they will be saved
by the goodness of YHVH and by His Grace. This is in line with the passage we have
looked at earlier which Paul wrote to the Assembly in Corinth.

1Co g:z,g-o And gou ore pu[[ed up, ond hooe not rother mourned, so thot
he uho hos done this deed mog he token [rom gour midst. (=J to delioer
such o one to Soton [or the destruction o[ the [lesh, so thot the spirit mog
he sooed in the dog o[ the Moster Y'shuo. (ó) Your hoosting is not good.
Do gou not knou thot o little leooen leooens the uhole lump?

The enemy of Confusion will chase those to the borders of death and destruction and
this adversity will break them and make them humble so that they might repent and
submit to YHVH’s authority and His Word. Those who are part of the Bride will
rejoice when these rebellious sons will repent and in humility accept YHVH’s Ways in
His Kingdom.

This is the purpose of the Tribulation that will drive the “Midianites” (proud / rebels)
to the borders of death so that the oppressions and plagues will destroy the flesh and
humble them so that they will repent and submit to His Torah. Remember the
Midianites are fellow believers (Third Giant) that allow Satan to work through them
(because of unresolved issues and hurts) so that he can break up the unity in
YHVH’s Assemblies and make YHVH’s people ineffective and useless.

Jdg ¬:zg Then theg took tuo princes o[ the Midionites, Oreh ond Zeeh. And
theg killed Oreh upon the rock Oreh, ond theg killed Zeeh ot the uinepress
o[ Zeeh. And theg pursued Midion ond hrought the heods o[ Oreh ond Zeeh
to Cideon on the other side Jordon.

At the end of the battle they caught the two main leaders of the Midianites, Oreb and
Zeeb and killed them by cutting of their heads. Oreb means ‘mixing’ and ‘pledge’, and
Zeeb means ‘wolf’. The wolves are the false prophets and ‘mixing’ and ‘pledge’ is the
deal or treaty they have made with the enemies in Jud 2:2-3. It also refers to the
System of Babylon and the City that will be destroyed at the end, together with the
false prophet.

Reo 1S:z-a And he cried mightilg uith o strong ooice, soging, Bohglon the
greot hos [ollen, hos [ollen! And it hos hecome the duelling-ploce o[
demons, ond o prison o[ eoerg uncleon spirit, ond o coge o[ eoerg uncleon
hird uhich hos heen hoted, (() hecouse o[ the uine o[ the onger o[ her
[ornicotion uhich oll the notions hooe drunk. And the kings o[ the eorth
hooe committed [ornicotion uith her. And the merchonts o[ the eorth
hecome rich [rom the pouer o[ her luxurg. (aJ And 1 heord onother ooice
[rom Heooen, soging, Come out o[ her, Mg people, thot gou mog not he
portokers o[ her sins, ond thot gou mog not receioe o[ her plogues.

Reo zo:1o And the Deoil uho deceioed them uos cost into the Loke o[ 1ire
ond Brimstone, uhere the heost ond the [olse prophet uere . And he uill he
tormented dog ond night [oreoer ond eoer.

Those who follow YHVH but mix and make deals with the enemy are seen as
enemies of YHVH and they will receive the same punishment if they do not

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We have seen through out this book that the Book of
Judges is like a Manuel for Spiritual Warfare.

Jdg S:1 And the men o[ Ephroim soid to him, Whot
is this thing gou hooe done to us, not to coll us
uhen gou uent to [ight uith the Midionites? And
theg rehuked him shorplg.

Ephraim as you should know by now, represents the
gentiles who came into Israel through faith in Y’shua the
Messiah. They asked Gideon why they were excluded from
the battle and why they were not chosen. This is a true
representation of what is happening in the Body of Messiah
today; people are envious of other people’s Anointing and
they want to be in the limelight and be part of the action.

Gideon and his men went through a lot of pruning and they were tested by YHVH
and found worthy of the task because they had certain criteria and experience the
others did not have. As you can remember; the first pruning took place where the
people chose not to fight because of fear. 32 000 reduced to 10 000. Those who fear
were not worthy of being part of YHVH’s army. The second round of pruning took
place where YHVH asked them to drink and He chose 300 from the 10 000. YHVH
qualified each man on how they drank water (consume the Word) and this
disqualified another 9 700 because they did not bear their own fruit. As you can see,
fear is the biggest problem in fighting for YHVH, and it is normally the fear of man;
what will the people say and think of me? I belief that these men that accused
Gideon in Chapter 8 fell out on the second round, those who ride on other’s
relationship with YHVH. Only YHVH can see inside of man and only He knows who
has the right relationship and the strength in His Word to stand for Him in battle.

If your relationship is right with YHVH you will not have a problem with your brother’s
anointing and be envious of the task YHVH gave him. People who have a ‘shallow’
relationship with YHVH will easily be envious of people who operate in the Gifts of
the Spirit and will cause problems in the Assembly. They will speak against YHVH’s
anointed people and cause disputes. This will classify them as being like the enemy
(Midean) and they are moving on dangerous ground and will be removed by YHVH.
Don not be envious of your brother or sister if they are being used by YHVH, look at
your own life and focus on your relationship with YHVH and in due time, YHVH will
elevate you and use you mightily. Hang on to the fruit of patience and do not covet
the anointing of others. This is where you have to ask YHVH for the fruit of the Spirit
so that you can be safe while you grow up spiritually. Your job now is to grow
spiritually and focus on your relationship with YHVH and to learn His Word and to
gain wisdom, not to lead! Humility is the key to a good intimate relationship with Him,
not pride and envy.

Gideon answered them and said it is better to glean the grapes or gather them after
the reapers than to have all of the Harvest at once. We see here that you will not be
able to handle the whole of the harvest but only the few that is allocated to you as
you grow and be trained up to handle more. This shows us that the ‘family’ of YHVH
in the Assembly is just as important as the reapers. This is where you will help and
love new believers as they come in, so that they will be accepted in a family
environment and feel loved and at home. They need to be ‘gathered’ into the ‘House’
of YHVH and nurtured until they are mature and spiritually grown so that they might
also be used by YHVH later in their lives. Do not envy those on the front line, the
reapers, who bring in the souls. You are just as important to fill the gaps inside the
Assembly, helping these people to follow YHVH and develop a relationship with Him.

T Th he e S Si in ns s o of f t th he e B Br ro ot th he er rs s - - E En nv vy y, , F Fe ea ar r a an nd d P Pr ri id de e. .

Jdg S:a-o And Cideon come to Jordon, crossing
ooer, he ond the three hundred men uith him,
[oint, get pursuing them. (=) And he soid to the
men o[ Succoth, 1 prog gou, gioe loooes o[ hreod
to the people uho [ollou me. 1or theg ore tired,
ond 1 om chosing o[ter Zehoh ond Zolmunno,
kings o[ Midion. (ó) And the rulers o[ Succoth
soid, Are the honds o[ Zehoh ond Zolmunno nou
in gour hond, so thot ue should gioe hreod to
gour ormg? (;) And Cideon soid, There[ore, uhen
YHVH hos delioered Zehoh ond Zolmunno into
mg hond, then 1 uill teor gour [lesh uith the
thorns o[ the uilderness ond uith hriers. (8) And
he uent up [rom there to Penuel, ond spoke to
them likeuise. And the men o[ Penuel onsuered
him like the men o[ Succoth hod onsuered. (o) And he spoke olso to the
men o[ Penuel, soging, When 1 come ogoin in peoce, 1 uill hreok doun
this touer.

This is a very strange passage and we see three main issues between Gideon and
His people:

1. Envy: Sometimes your worst enemy is among you, within the
Assembly. Look at the life of Joseph where his brothers wanted to kill
him and later sold him as a slave. The same happened with Y’shua
where His brothers and countrymen persecuted Him and handed Him
over to the Romans in the end, where they killed Him. We see that
envy and hatred was the motive why Joseph’s brothers did what they
did and we saw the same in Judges Chapter 8 where people of Israel rebuked
Gideon because they were not chosen.

2. Fear: The same thing happened with the people at Succoth, but this time
their motive was not envy, but it was fear. The people of Succoth feared the
enemy and did not want to help Gideon and his men in case it will be made
known and the enemy will persecute them for doing that. We get people in
the Body of Messiah today that have the same problem; they rather stay
passive because they do not want to upset Satan and His followers
because of fear of what he might do to them.

They have more trust in the power of Satan than they have in the power of YHVH
and His people. This caused the men of Succoth’s refusal to help Gideon and his
men and to stay out of the fight.

3. Pride: Gideon went from Succoth to Penuel to ask for water and
food but these people gave him the same answer as the men of
Succoth. Penuel means “face or vision of Elohim”. The people of
Penuel had a tower that Gideon threatened to throw down. Tower is the
Hebrew word “migdal” that means ‘elevated stage, tower’, and ‘raised
bed’. It has the root that means ‘excellence’ and this shows us that the
Tower was a symbol of their spiritual pride. They have elevated them
selves because of their knowledge and of the gifts of YHVH. They are
people who do not want to get their hand dirty and would rather sit on
the side and criticize what you are doing because they know better. We all make
mistakes and the only way to be flawless is to be passive, but this is wrong! Help the
people of YHVH who are fighting the battle, those whom you can see are anointed
and give them your support as far as it is in your power. Do not sit at the back and
criticize their work, that is Satan’s work, the accuser of the brethren. [Rev 12:10]

Y YH HV VH H w wi il ll l J Ju ud dg ge e t th he es se e “ “B Br ro ot th he er rs s” ” w wi it th h t th he e C Cu ur rs se e o of f T Th ho or rn ns s

Jdg S:1g-1o And he come to the men o[ Succoth ond soid, Behold,
Zehoh ond Zolmunno, uith uhom gou rehuked me, soging, Are the
honds o[ Zehoh ond Zolmunno nou in gour hond so thot ue should
gioe hreod to gour men uho ore ueorg? (:ó) And he took the elders
o[ the citg, ond thorns o[ the uilderness ond hriers, ond uith them he
tought the men o[ Succoth.

1. Fear: Fear is a weakness and is one of the first enemies to overcome in your life,
especially the fear of Satan. Gideon came back and did what he went out to do
without their help. YHVH deals the same with us, if we chicken out because of fear,
He will still accomplish what He planned to do, with or without your help. This fear will
not go unpunished, as we have seen here, because this fear is rooted in a lack of
understanding and knowledge of YHVH’s Character and His Word. These men
stayed in Succoth that means ‘tents’ and these people like to hide within their ‘tents’
(comforts) and do not want to offer themselves or their support for bigger cause.
They have just enough faith for themselves and do not care about others to help to
overcome the enemy. They fear man and Satan more than they fear YHVH and do
not want to make a statement of faith because they do not want to ‘upset’ the enemy
or make the people in the world uncomfortable. The elders of this city were punished
(taught) with thorns and briers. Thorns are mentioned in Gen 3 where YHVH cursed
the ground and it brought forth thorns and thistles. In agricultural terms, thistles are
the enemy of the seed and can cause you a lot of problems during harvest time.
Thorns are also mentioned earlier in the Book of Judges as the enemies you allow in
the land, making deals with them, but they will become like thorns in your side and
cause you pain. Briers are also a type of thorn and both these are found in Isa 5:6.

1so g:1-z Nou 1 uill sing to mg Belooed o song o[ mg
Belooed concerning His oinegord. Mg Belooed hos o
oinegord in o oerg [ruit[ul hill. (z) And He [enced it,
ond gothered out the stones o[ it, ond plonted it uith
choice oines, ond huilt o touer in its midst, ond
heued out o uine oot in it: ond He looked [or it to
produce gropes. And it produced uild gropes.

This is a prophecy of Isaiah describing the future House of Israel consisting of Judah
and Ephraim. Israel is like a Vineyard, planted by YHVH, and they were to produce
fruit or grapes, but they produced ‘wild grapes’ instead.
Wild grapes are also translated as poisonous stinking berries that can kill
people or drive people away by their odour. Gideon and His men experienced
this ‘stinking’ attitude from their brothers in the midst of a very important battle;
driving out division and disunity from the people of YHVH.

1so g:g-o And nou 1 uill tell gou uhot 1 uill do to Mg oinegord: 1 uill
toke ouog its HEDCE, ond it sholl he eoten up: ond hreok doun its
WALL, ond it sholl he trompled doun: (ó) ond 1 uill log it uoste: it
sholl NOT BE PRUNED nor dug: hut hriers ond thorns sholl come up.
And 1 uill commond the clouds thot theg roin no roin on it.

No more Blessings: A hedge is the wall around a garden that separates it from the
field. Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden (blessings) into the world that
was cursed. This implies that YHVH will destroy the “garden” that brought forth
blessings in these people’s lives and they will migrate into the field (world). In other
words, these people will no longer experience YHVH’s blessings.

No more Torah: YHVH will also break down the wall. A Wall is always associated
with a City that gave protection against their enemies. The Wall we have around us is
the Torah that protects us from the enemies (sin) on the outside. In other words, He
will take away His Torah of protection from them and they will be exposed to the
‘elements’ and be ‘devoured’ by the wolves (false teachers / prophets who are
without Torah).

Eze zz:z¬-zS Her rulers in her midst ore like uoloes teoring the preg,
to shed hlood ond to destrog souls, to get unjust goin. (z8) And her
prophets hooe douhed themseloes uith lime, seeing oonitg ond
dioining lies to them, soging, So sogs the Lord YHVH: uhen YHVH
hos not spoken.

No more Pruning: He also said that He would no longer prune
them. To be pruned is grace from the Father Who is the Gardener.
He prunes us if He sees signs of spiritual death in our lives, so that
it will not corrupt our whole life, and that we may bear good fruit
and not stinking poisonous barriers that causes death.

We see that these people will not be pruned and it seems like
YHVH does not care about their fruit any more and left them unto
their own destruction. It is not as if He does not care, He only delayed the
consequences of sin and they will be cut off in the last days. We see this today where
there seems to be no justice and people do whatever they want without real
consequences and they ‘get away with it’ and this cause them to be even more
wicked. YHVH allows that and is part of His plan for the wicked in the last days to
separate His sheep from the goats, the gray areas will be removed.

Reo zz:11-1z He octing unjustlg, let him still oct unjustlg. And the
[ilthg, let him he [ilthg still. And the righteous, let him he righteous
still. And the holg, let him he holg still. (:z) And hehold, 1 om coming
quicklg, ond Mg reuord is uith Me, to gioe to eoch occording os his
uork is

Jdg S:1¬ And he heot doun the touer o[ Penuel, ond killed the men o[
the citg.

2. Pride: The people of Succoth had fear and this is a weakness but the people of
Penuel suffered from pride, which is a more serious sin and they had far greater
consequences. Gideon came and cast down their Tower (pride) and killed them all.
Pride is a more serious sin and this was the sin that caused Satan to fall and pride is
also the basis for most other sins. Pride is the opposite of humility and springs forth
from rebellion, which is the sin of witchcraft. That is why the consequences for pride,
rebellion and witchcraft are death.

1So 1g:zg 1or rehellion is os the sin o[ uitchcro[t, ond stuhhornness
is os iniquitg ond idol-uorship.

People who rebelled back in the day, were stoned outside the City (even rebellious
children – Deut 21:19-21.) Those who are proud and who elevate themselves above
others and above the Commandments of YHVH, they will receive the same
punishment as what Satan will get. As we have seen in verse 17, Gideon beat down
the tower and slew all the men of Penuel. Does this relate to Matt 5:17-23 where
Y’shua told the people who operated in His power and authority to go away from Him
because of their rebellion against His Commandments and practiced lawlessness? I
do belief so.

D Do on n’ ’t t l le et t t th he e V Vi is si io on n D Di ie e

Gideon and his men caught the leaders of the Mideanites and he commanded his
oldest son to kill them, but he could not do it. YHVH is asking of us to kill the enemies
in our lives, will you do it?

Jdg S:zo-z1 And he (CideonJ soid to Jether his [irst-horn, Up! Kill
them! But the gouth did not drou his suord, [or he [eored, hecouse
he uos still o gouth. (z:) And Zebch cnd Zclmunnc scid, Rise cnd [cll upon
us. 1or os the mon is, so is his strength. And Gideon crose cnd lilled Zebch
cnd Zclmunnc, cnd tool cucu the orncments on their ccmels' necls.

Be Humble and Serve: Zebah means ‘victim or sacrifice’ and
Zalmunna means ‘image, idol, and forbidden’. Sometimes you
might feel you have to sacrifice so much by being the least to
make Unity work in the Assembly. If you refuse to be the least
every time, you are the opposite and are elevated, expecting
others to ‘get their hands dirty’ to nourish unity. This is a form of
selfishness; idolising one self, being more important than others,
wanting them to do it. Kill the “leaders of Midian” (disputes and
differences) in your midst, be humble and serve one another in

Fear not and Follow: Gideon’s first job was to throw down the
image at his father’s house and to sacrifice two bulls on the
altar. By asking his son to kill the two leaders of Midean is the
first step he had to take to get rid the enemy from his house.
The boy refused because he was afraid, which was also his
father’s greatest problem. Gideon had to overcome his fear and
it is disappointing to see that his son did not follow in his
footsteps. Y’shua defeated the enemy for us and we have to
follow in His footsteps to conquer the enemy in our own lives. Fear not because
YHVH will provide all you need, even the strength to stand and eliminate all the
enemies from your life.
If the ‘young’ or ‘new’ people in the Assembly fail in these two things; not being
humble and teachable, and not being fearless, the vision will die and the Assembly
will decay and will not maintain to produce fruit (sustain momentum and growth). We
see this in the life of Gideon’s son, and he did not become the new Judge over Israel.

P Pe eo op pl le e w wa an nt t t to o c ch ho oo os se e t th he ei ir r L Le ea ad de er rs s

To be a Leader is not like a family business or democracy, YHVH
chooses whom He wants and you cannot inherit your father’s anointing
as you would with possessions in the physical world.

Jdg S:zz-zg And the men o[ 1sroel soid to Cideon, Rule ooer
us, hoth gou ond gour son, ond gour son's son olso. 1or gou
hooe delioered us [rom the hond o[ Midion. (z() And Cideon
soid to them, 1 uill not rule ooer gou, neither sholl mg son
rule ooer gou. YHVH sholl rule ooer gou.

Gideon knew that it was not YHVH’s will to use his son to rule over Israel and YHVH
will choose the next leader. This show us that people cannot vote leaders in, it is
YHVH’s choice and He chooses the Leaders through the Gifts of His Spirit and His
Anointing determines who will lead. You cannot lead His people even if you have the
desire or ability. No, He will lead His people only through His Spirit and this is exactly
what Gideon told them when He said; “…YHVH shall rule over you…” This is why
YHVH did not want a king over Israel because the kingship will be inherited from the
father to the son and YHVH will not have a say in the matter.

N No ot t t ta ak ki in ng g Y YH HV VH H a an nd d H Hi is s C Co om mm ma an nd dm me en nt ts s S Se er ri io ou us sl ly y

Jdg S:gg-ga And it hoppened os soon os Cideon uos
deod, the sons o[ 1sroel turned ogoin ond uent lusting
o[ter the Bools, ond mode Bool-herith their god. ((a)
And the sons o[ 1sroel did not rememher YHVH their
Elohim, uho hod delioered them out o[ the honds o[ oll
their enemies on eoerg side.

After Gideon died Israel turned again and went whoring after Baal
*¸D called Baal-berith that means “Baal of the Covenant” or
“Lord of the Covenant”. Sounds familiar? If you read Baal from left to
right, it gives the word “law-ab” - D¸* that means – ‘to joke, jest’.
People today do things that they think is right and they serve YHVH the way it fits
them, but is it the way He prescribed? They hang on to grace and do not take His
Commandments seriously and some even say that it is ‘ridiculous’ and ‘worth
laughing about’. They break down His Commandments as if it is nothing, and make
jokes about it and emphasize that a civilised modern person in his right mind will not
do something as stupid as that. They believe in the Lord of the Covenant, Jesus
Christ, who died for their sins and to abolish the Law, and they refuse to follow Him
as the Hebrew Y’shua Who is the Torah. Are they serving another god?

We should not mix with these people who scoff YHVH and His Word or His people:

Pso 1:1 Blessed is the mon uho hos not uolked in the counsel o[ the
ungodlg, ond hos not stood in the uog o[ sinners, ond hos not sot in
the seot o[ the scorn[ul (sco[[ersJ.

Mot 1o:1a And uhoeoer sholl not receioe gou, nor heor gour uords,
uhen gou deport out o[ thot house or citg, shoke o[[ the dust o[ gour

1Ti o:g-g 1[ ongone teoches otheruise, ond does not consent to
uholesome uords (those o[ our Moster Y'shuo the MessiohJ, ond to
the doctrine occording to godliness, (a) he is proud, knouing
nothing. He is sick concerning douhts ond orguments, [rom uhich
comes enog, stri[e, eoil speokings, eoil suspicions, (=) meddling, o[
men uhose minds hooe heen corrupted ond deprioed o[ the truth,
supposing thot goin is godliness. Withdrou [rom such.

These are the people we have met in the First Section known as the First Giant –
close relationships with religious people who differ from you and who can corrupt
your mind and lead you away from the things of YHVH. If they are neutral and accept
you and what you believe, you can still influence them by living out Torah, but if you
have to compromise your life to make them more comfortable, you will be the one
who will change. It is not bad to have friends that differ from your faith, but if they
scoff the things of YHVH and do not have room for your way of serving YHVH,
withdraw from them for their and your own benefit. They might bring a curse upon
them selves and you may backslide.

We also learn a second thing here, not to make jokes of YHVH’s Holy things and not
to bring it in a conversation where His things are used to make fun of, even within the
Assembly. His Word is Holy and should be treated with respect at all times. It is not
wrong to laugh and to make a joke, as long as you keep it set apart from YHVH’s

As we see in the Book of Judges, the people went astray after the death of
their leader and this shows us that we all live in a time where people
choose to follow their own ways, not following anyone. A coal cannot stay
hot and keep on burning if it is out there on it’s own. It is better to be part
of a fellowship or an Assembly so that you can stand together and support
one another to keep the flame (passion and zeal) alive and burning inside
of you. Allow yourself to be discipled and learn from others who have been
on this Path for a long time. The ‘University’ of Spiritual Learning is called
Discipleship and if you want to learn, you have to enrol. You can only lead
if you have followed and you can only learn if you have been taught. Fear not and
Follow, be Humble and be Teachable so that you can become a mighty man or
woman for YHVH.

Tit g:1-z Put them in mind to he suhject to rulers ond outhorities, to
he ohedient, to he reodg to eoerg good uork, (z) to speok eoil o[ no
one, not heing quorrelsome, hut [orheoring, shouing oll meekness to
oll men.

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As we have seen in the previous section, YHVH does not approve of people voting in
leaders or the inheritance of authority from one generation to another. YHVH’s will is
to choose specific people with humble characters to become His leaders.

T Th he e F Fi if ft th h J Ju ud dg ge e – – A Ab bi im me el le ec ch h - - O Ov ve er rt th hr ro ow wi in ng g o of f A Au ut th ho or ri it ty y

Gideon had a total of seventy-two sons, one of them was from a concubine, and his
name was Abimelech, and his youngest was Jotham. Abimelech went to his 70
brothers and told them it is better for one man to lead than 70. Where do we find 70
“leaders” elsewhere in Scripture? Moses appointed 70 elders to help him govern and
judge the people. It seems these 70 sons governed the people and Abimelech was
not one of them and he used force to gain authority to rule the people.

Gideon is also a picture of Messiah Who anoints certain people to act on His behalf
in certain areas through the gifts of the Spirit. These are the “elders” who have the
anointing similar to Y’shua and they operate in most of the Gifts of the Spirit. They
are the people chosen to purify the doctrine inside the Assembly and operate in the
Gift of an Apostle. This is also the picture of the future leaders (144 000) that will lead
the people through the Wilderness in the time of the Tribulation. They will act in the
anointing of Moses and will be sealed by YHVH with a mark on their foreheads [Rev

Abimelech’s name means ‘father of the king’ and if Y’shua is our King. We find
people like Abimelech who come in the “authority of the Father”, who appoint
themselves over YHVH’s people and he was not chosen by YHVH. This is a very
arrogant act of someone to impose their will and agenda on YHVH’s people without
the blessing or approval of our heavenly Father. In other words they do not respect
YHVH or His appointed authority and take it over by force.

Jdg o:g-o And he (AhimelechJ uent to his [other's house ot Ophroh
ond killed his hrothers the sons o[ Jeruhhool (CideonJ, seoentg
persons, upon one stone. But Jothom, the goungest son o[ Jeruhhool,
uos still le[t: [or he hid himsel[. (ó) And oll the leoders o[ Shechem
gothered together, ond oll the house o[ Millo. And theg come ond
mode Ahimelech king heside the ploin o[ the pillor in Shechem.

The stone he killed his brothers on was the same stone Gideon sacrificed to YHVH
after he destroyed the idols in his father’s house. Drawing this story into our
perspective into today’s events, how do you kill the leaders YHVH appointed? It is
said by the Sages (Teachers) that you kill a man, if you “kill” his reputation or
character through slander. If you break down the reputation of one of YHVH’s
anointed leaders, then the people will no longer trust them or listen to them and it is
as good as if that leader has died in that community. Y’shua said the same about the
people in his hometown who ‘broke down His reputation’ through slander and He
could not do anything for them because they did not belief in Him.

Mot 1g:g¬-gS And theu uere o[[ended in Him. But Y'shuo soid to them, A
prophet is not uithout honor, except in his oun countrg ond in his
oun house. (=8) And He did not do mong mightg uorks there
hecouse o[ their unhelie[.

Do not speak against or slander those who do the work of YHVH because you will
make them ineffective and YOU will be the reason that YHVH cannot work through
them any more. If you have a problem with a leader, go, you and a witness, go tell
him his fault in private, so that you will not break down his credibility before the

1Ti g:1o Do not receioe on occusotion ogoinst on elder except [rom
tuo or three uitnesses.

I have heard numerous stories of Assemblies who have divided because people
overthrew the authority of their leaders. This is wrong and if you do this, you are
doing the work of Abimelech and you act in the authority of the Father and you bring
a curse upon yourself and those who follow you.

T Th he e C Cu ur rs se e o of f J Jo ot th ha am m – – T Th he e C Cu ur rs se e o of f T Th ho or rn ns s

Jotham means ‘YHVH is perfect’ and Jotham spoke these curses when he stood on
the ‘hill of blessing’, Mount Gerizim. This is the mountain in northern Israel in Ephraim
near Shechem from which the blessings were read to the Israelites on entering Canaan,
but this time a curse was uttered from this hill. This shows us YHVH’s displeasure
with the actions of Abimelech and the people of Shechem (means back or shoulder),
they turned their shoulders and their backs on YHVH. The curse starts with these

Jdg o:S ¨The trees uent [orth to onoint o king ooer them.

The curse is in the form of a parable where the people are compared to trees. They
first asked the Olive tree to become king over them, but the Olive tree refused. Then
they asked the Fig tree, but the fig tree refused as well. Then they asked the Vine but
the vine refused. Lastly they asked the Bramble Bush and the Bramble bush
accepted but under a condition; they should trust in his shadow other wise they
would be consumed by fire.

1. Olive Tree - Othniel:

The first tree did not accept because he had to give up his nature.
The Olive tree said that it would have to give up its oil and its
fatness which are used to honour YHVH and man. Olive oil is used
to burn the Menorah in the Holy place in honour of YHVH and it is
also used to anoint priests who serve in YHVH’s House. To
become king would cause him to loose his function it was created
for. The olive Tree is a picture of the First Judge, Othniel. He
conquered the City of the Scroll and received the waters above
(anointed to understand the mysteries of YHVH) and the waters
below (anointed to understand the wisdom to live this life), the field
(nations) and the Bride (people who served YHVH). He was not a
king but a Judge appointed by YHVH. He was not chosen by man
but chosen by YHVH, and in this story he refused to be appointed by man.

2. The Fig Tree - Ehud:

The Fig Tree represents the Torah and its fruits are the Mitsvots
(good works) and its leaves (offerings) are there to cover the
nakedness (sin) of man. If he accepted to be made king he would
have lost his sweetness. Sweetness = “mothek” – DDC – It
consists of a “Qof” (repentance) and “math” (man). In other words,
he would have lost his teachable heart and his ability to stay
humble, trusting in YHVH’s Word alone. If you live a lifestyle of
repentance, you will have the ability to bear the sweet fruit of the
Torah. This is a picture of Ehud, the Judge who had the heart of
repentance although he was not skilled in the Word, understanding
everything in the Torah. His main drive was to repent from sin and
to overcome the flesh. He is a picture of a ‘Judge in training’. If he had accepted to
be made king, he would have lost his willing humble repentive heart and his sin
would not be covered. He would be diverted from learning the Torah and would not
learn to express the sweetness of YHVH’s fruits (Mitsvots). YHVH chose him
because of his willing heart to become a Judge, but not a king.

3. The Vine - Deborah:

The Vine’s fruit is in the form of a cluster hanging from one
stem and is different to that of the olive and the fig trees.
This confirms that the Vine represents Deborah or the
‘Collected Judge’. The vine produced sweet freshly pressed
wine and is a symbol of a constant relationship with YHVH.
Wine is first found in Gen 27:28.

Cen z¬:zS And mog Elohim gioe gou o[ the deu o[
heooen, ond the [otness o[ the eorth, ond plentg o[
groin ond uine.

The wine is the produce of the fruit and dew waters it every morning. Dew comes in
small quantities every morning on regular intervals and feeds the vine to grow big
and strong. Water is a symbol of His Word and the dew is a little bit of water (word)
every day, which are the building blocs for a strong relationship with YHVH. The
Sabbath is the weekly rain that you need to get your roots to go down deeper into the
ground so that you can stand firm, but dew is the daily cycle that nourishes you and
help you not to wither by the end of the week.

If the Vine had accepted to become king over the people, it would have lost it’s
relationship of daily dedication with YHVH and would not be able to produce it’s wine
that will make YHVH’s heart glad. YHVH chose us to be the collective Judge and
Bride in this world and not to become a king appointed by man. Y’shua is our King
and He alone will be King and He will not share His authority with anybody. We are
subject to Him and He teaches us so that we can teach others. He makes the
decisions and rules in the Kingdom, not us. We need to learn the rules and do them
and teach them to others. Then you will produce ‘wine’ in your life that will make the
people’s hearts glad because you have helped them to know the Truth and to serve
the King.

What is Bondage?

Bondage is if you have
crawled in under the
Thorn Bush to get
some shade and the
Thorns hold you back
and you are stuck and
can’t get out.

4. The Bramble (Thorn) Bush - Abimelech:

They have also approached the thorn tree to become king
and to rule over them. The thorn tree accepted, but under
one condition; if they do not come in under his shadow
and trust him, he will devour them with fire. The irony of
this is that if you seek shelder under a thorn bush, you will
have to crawl in under it and you will be pricked by the
thorns because there is not a lot of space or shade under
it. If you choose the Thorn Bush to be your king, you will
experience pain in it’s shadow (covering) and
you have to pay the price. It states in verse
20 that Abimelech is the thorn bush and the people appointed him as
their king and they had to bear the consequinces of their choice. Note
that YHVH did not appoint him but the people and that is why there will
be pain and not blessings as a result of his rulership.

A king makes the laws or rules for his Kingdom and if a man becomes
king, he would have that authority to make or add laws as he sees fit.
This is what Satan does, he wants to be like the Most High, he wants to
have the authority and he wants to be the king. The reality is that the
world has “killed” YHVH’s prophets and appointed Satan as their king and he took
the authority and changed YHVH’s times (Sabbath/Feasts) and laws (Torah) [Dan
7:25]. This is the Catholic system where the Pope is seen as ‘God on the earth’ and
he is the king that can make or take laws away. The Pharisees did the same, they
have the same view admitting that they represent YHVH here on earth and they can
change His Word as they please. This attetute fits Abimelech’s name perfectly; ‘
Father of the King (Y’shua)’ and they do not acnowledge Y’shua as our King, and
stand in the authority of the Father.

The people asked Satan to be king over them and he accepted. Man chose to follow
in the ‘man made’ Satan inspired ways in stead of YHVH’s Word. Your obedience
reveils your king. All those who serve Satan through the religeous System, will bear
the pain/curses (thorns) that comes with the package. The religeous System is a
copy of YHVH’s authority but with a twist so that it will not be obveous to the
untrained eye. Many people entrapped in this system thinks they serve YHVH but
they are blined and bound by Satan’s ‘shadow’ and they follow him being ‘sincerely

If you rebel and overtake the authority YHVH had put in place through the Gifts of His
Spirit, you will bring this Curse of Jotham upon your self because you are killing
YHVH’s anointed people through slander, advertising your views of disagreement.

5. The Cedars – People of Shechem – People who turned their backs
Shechem means – ‘back or shoulder’, ‘to rise or start early’, ‘son of the
chief of the Hivites (false teachers/prophets) in the time of Jacob’,

Jdg o:1S-zo And gou hooe risen up ogoinst mg [other's
house todog, ond hooe killed his sons, seoentg persons,
upon one stone, ond hooe mode Ahimelech, the son o[ his
slooe uomon, king ooer the men o[ Shechem, hecouse he is
gour hrother: (:oJ i[ then gou hooe deolt trulg ond
sincerelg uith Jeruhhool ond uith his house todog, rejoice
in Ahimelech, ond let him olso rejoice in gou.
(zo) But i[ not, let [ire come out [rom Ahimelech ond hurn up the men
o[ Shechem ond the house o[ Millo. And let [ire come out [rom the
men o[ Shechem, ond [rom the house o[ Millo, ond hurn up

These people made a commitment to Abimelech and he holds the power to destroy
them if they do not submit under his ‘shadow’. What does shadow mean?

Pso o1:1 He uho duells in the secret ploce o[ the Most High sholl rest
under the shodou o[ the Almightg.

Shadow in Hebrew is “tsale” and forms the root of the word “tselah” that means ‘to
pray’. “Tsalah” also means ‘to roast’ and has to do with offerings or presenting gifts in
worship. To sit in the shadow of someone is to give them gifts or offerings in worship
and to pray to them. These are the attributes of worship that YHVH desires from us.
The people had to sit in the shadow of Abimelech and worship him as a god and
king. This is what Satan wants, he wants to bind people and to force them to submit
to him and worship him, believing they are worshipping YHVH. This will make him as
the Most High, the dream he had before he was kicked out of YHVH’s presence.

The Curse of Jotham

Jotham’s curse is linked to the symbol of thorns that is
found in Isa 5:6 that we have discussed in the previous

1so g:g-o And nou 1 uill tell gou uhot 1 uill
do to Mg oinegord: 1 uill toke ouog its hedge,
ond it sholl he eoten up: ond hreok doun its
uoll, ond it sholl he trompled doun: (ó) ond 1
uill log it uoste: it sholl not he pruned nor
dug: hut hriers ond thorns sholl come up. And
1 uill commond the clouds thot theg roin no
roin on it.

This is the curse you will bring upon yourself if you rebel and talk against YHVH’s
Anointed people (kill the 70 brothers / leaders). YHVH will cause these things to
happen in your life:

• No more Blessings: Take away the Hedge of the Garden – the Blessings
are associated inside the Garden, on the outside there are only curses.
• No more Torah: Break down the wall of protection – He will take the Torah
away from you and you will be exposed to the enemies. You will no longer
have the Drive on the inside to do the Torah and will reason your way out of
keeping certain Commandments until there is nothing left. YHVH’s Water will
make you thirsty, if you stop to drink His Water, you will also loose your thirst.
• No more Pruning: He will no longer prune the vine – you will have ‘delayed
consequences’ of your sin and your conscience will die without the ‘wake up
prompts’ from YHVH. You will go into extremes until you are overwhelmed by
sin as stated in Rev 22; “…let those uho cre etil become more etil…” This
will cause a separation between YHVH’s people and these rebels.
• No more Rain: Rain is associated with the Spirit and He will no longer
confirm His Word through His Spirit - no more signs and wonders (answered
prayers), no more conformation of the Truth. (The Word will not work for you)

Jdg o:go-g¬ And Elohim repoid the eoil o[ Ahimelech, thot uhich he
did to his [other in killing his seoentg hrothers. (=;) And oll the eoil
o[ the men o[ Shechem YHVHsent hock upon their heods. And upon
them come the curse o[ Jothom the son o[ Jeruhhool.

Those who rebelled and those who followed rebellious leaders will be under this
curse and YHVH will bring a division between His people and Satan’s rebellious
people. This is the purpose of this curse, to separate the sheep from the goats and to
take away the wolves from among his sheep.

A Ab bi im me el le ec ch h k ki il ll le ed d a at t t th he e T To ow we er r o of f T Th he eb be ez z

Abimelech went and fought against Thebez. In this City
was a strong “Tower”. He burned the door of the Tower
and got in and fought against the people. A woman took
a piece of ‘milestone’ and threw it down on his head and
it broke his scull. He did not die from the blow and called
his young armsbearer to draw his sword and thrust him.
This he did so that no one may say that a woman killed

Thebez means ‘whiteness’ and is a sign of righteousness. Tower is the word
“migdal” and consists of two parts “mighed” that means ‘excellence’, and “dal” that
means ‘low or humble’. These are two qualities found in a follower of Y’shua; you
should be humble in spirit and you should pursue excellence regarding holiness or
set-apartness. The City of Thebez is a picture of YHVH’s people that are under
attack by Satan and his followers. Abimelech burnt down the door (rebel and
overthrow authority). Door is first found in Scripture in Gen 4:7:

Cen a:¬-S I[ uou do uell, shcll uou not be cccepted? And i[ gou do not do
uell, sin crouches ot the door: ond its desire is [or gou, ond gou sholl
rule ooer it. (8) And Ccin tclled uith his brother Abel. And it hcppened uhen
theu uere in the [ield, Ccin rose up cqcinst his brother Abel cnd lilled him.

Y’shua is known as the ‘Door’, the ‘Way’ to the Father. He is also the One who
shields away the Enemy and keep him out of your house. YHVH told Cain that Satan
is at his door and wants to come in and take control over him. We see the same with
the Tower of Thabez; Satan is at the door and will burn it down to try to take over
your life. If you do not have Y’shua (Door/Word), the enemies will come into your life.
Some people in Thebez allowed him in (did not apply the Word) and he overpowered
them, but there was one woman in the city that stood up against him.

Jdg o:gg And o certoin uomon threu o piece o[ o millstone upon
Ahimelech's heod ond crushed his skull.

Sounds familiar?

Cen g:1g And 1 uill put enmitg hetueen gou ond the uomon, ond
hetueen gour seed ond her Seed: He uill hruise gour heod, ond gou
sholl hruise His heel.

The seed mentioned in Genesis is referring to Y’shua who came from the seed of the
woman. The woman mentioned in Judges is the seed of Y’shua, those who are part
of the Bride who stand up against Satan.
The Tower of Thebez depicts all the righteous people that belief in Y’shua (Jesus)
but their door is burned down because of their “arrogance” and “mixing” with Babylon
(Tower of Babel). There is only one woman among them, the Bride, who chose to
follow YHVH the way He prescribed and she had the ability to crush Satan’s scull
because she has a testimony of Y’shua and followed His Commandments [Rev

This follows the pattern where YHVH formed man outside the Garden and took the
woman out of ‘this body’ (man) inside of the garden. The Body of Y’shua is called
“outside the Garden (in the world) and he brought the Body into the Garden and
removed the Woman (Bride). This woman is the Bride that will rule with Y’shua
(Head). Are you part of the Bride or do you just want to be part of the Body? Y’shua

Mot zo:1o So the lcst shcll be [irst, cnd the [irst lcst, [or mong ore colled
(BodgJ, hut [eu ore chosen (BrideJ.

Mot g:1o Whosoeoer there[ore sholl hreok one o[ these leost
commondments, ond sholl teoch men so, he sholl he colled the leost
(BodgJ in the kingdom o[ heooen: hut uhosoeoer sholl do ond teoch
them, the some sholl he colled greot (BrideJin the kingdom o[ heooen.

If you do the least of the Commandments and teach others to do so, you are part of
this woman, who is His Bride (Deborah), and you will teach and lead others. But if
you disregard His commandments and hang on to Grace alone, then you will be least
in the Kingdom and be part of the Body that will need guidance. Just food for thought,
what is the least of the Commandments? Tzit-tzits, they are the blossoms that bloom
in your life to proof that you bear the fruit of doing His Commandments and that you
are a ‘watchman’ that guard His Commandments. (Read more about this is the study:
Tzit-tzits, Tassels or Fringes).

We read in Judges 9:53 that the woman (Bride) took a milestone and threw it on
Abimelech’s head. Millstone in Hebrew is “rekeb” and it also means ‘vehicle, team
and multitude’ and this shows us that the ‘team’ of Unified believes that form the
Bride forms the ‘milestone’ that will crush Satan in your midst. We have seen this
previously were the Full Stature of YHVH’s presence manifest when His people are
in Unity and this will overcome our External enemies of which Satan is the greatest. I
cannot stress the point of UNITY more and this is a common theme throughout the
Book of Judges and YHVH wants us to know this in order to defeat Satan.

It was not the milestone that killed Abimelech; we saw in the end that it was his
armsbearer. He asked his armsbearer to draw his sword and thrust him so that no
one will say that a woman killed him. Satan perverted YHVH’s Word and this is the
System of Babylon (mixing and confusion). It is THIS System (his sword) that will
destroy him in the end. We saw the same situation in Chapter 5 when Gideon’s men
blew the Rams horns and it caused confusion and they killed each other.

How do we overcome Satan?

• Being in Unity with our fellow Believers (Bride). (Blow shophar)
• Being a broken Vessel He can use (Being Humble and teachable)
• Living a set apart life shining His Light (Truths)

We see the same truths in a different event and this proofs and confirms that this is
the way YHVH will fight and overcome Satan.
A Judge is anointed to do the

• Lead people
• Lead the people in war
• Teach the people the Torah
• Use the Torah to sort out
disputes among the people
• Facilitate discussions
regarding issues.
• Enforce the Torah in seeing
that the consequences of
sin are dealt with fairly.

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We think a judge is someone who confronts criminals
and sentence them, if they are guilty or set them free, if
they are innocent. A Judge in the time the Judges is not
the same as what we know as it today. In this study we will
look at what it means to be a Judge according to Scripture
and if this function is still valid and needed for today.

Judge: One who has skill to decide on the merits of a
question, or on the value of any thing; one who can discern
truth and propriety. To form an opinion; to bring to issue
the reasoning of the mind. !n the history of !srael, a chief
magistrate, with civil and military powers. The !sraelites
were governed by judges more than three hundred years, and
the history of their transactions is called the book of Judges.

Judge is the Hebrew word "shaphat" - DD* - judgment,
act of judgment, to judge, to govern, vindicate, punish, to act
as lawgiver or judge or governor.

We see the Scriptural meaning of a “Judge” is to Govern,
to Lead, to teach the Law or Torah to YHVH’s people and
to apply YHVH’ s Torah to judge and to confront those who
are rebellious and out of line. Do we need leaders today?
Do we need the Torah today? Do we need issues resolved
and reprimand people who rebel and go astray? Yes, we
need all these things to help the people to follow YHVH in
one accord and to understand His Instructions so that they
can represent the Messiah as one Body. We also saw this
in the first section in the prophetic meaning of the Book of
Judges that it applies to us as believers today. Without
Judges / Leaders, the people will do whatever they think is
right in their own eyes and there will be no unity and no
Body of Messiah.

B Ba ac ck kg gr ro ou un nd d - - J Ju ud dg ge es s o or r L Le ea ad de er rs s f fo ou un nd d i in n
S Sc cr ri ip pt tu ur re e

After YHVH led Israel out of Egypt they were led by Moses, (a prophet), and then by
Joshua who led the people into the Promised Land. After Joshua there were twelve
Judges who led the people within the Promised Land. Israel then wanted a king like
the pagan nations and YHVH gave them Saul. Saul was a wicked king and had a
short reign and was replaced by David, a righteous king YHVH chose.
Israel always needed some form of leadership (judge) because of their ‘human
nature’ and number, to keep them in line and to guide them into the Will and Plan of
YHVH. Moses was the first leader and the first judged over the people of Israel.

Exo 1S:1g And on the next dcu it hcppened thct Moses sot to judge the
people. And the people stood hg Moses [rom the morning to the

Moses had to sort out all the issues and disputes in the camp and it were a
tremendous task because there were about 7000 Israelites (with about 600 chiefs)
and a mixed multitude of other slaves, which would properly make it in the order of
10 000 people in total. (See article on ‘How many people left Egypt’ for detail) This
was not effective because Moses was doing this daily and it took up all of his time
and he couldn’t even get to all the people who needed advice. Jethrow, Moses’
father-in-law, advised him to set up leaders over the people and to teach them
YHVH’s Laws so that they would be able to judge the people as he did.

Exo 1S:zo-zz And gou sholl teoch them ordinonces ond lous, ond
sholl moke them knou the uog in uhich theg must uolk, ond the
uork thot theg must do. (z:) And gou sholl look out o[ oll the people
ohle men, such os [eor Elohim, men o[ truth, hoting unjust goin. And
ploce such ooer them to he rulers o[ thousonds, ond rulers o[
hundreds, rulers o[ [i[ties, ond rulers o[ tens. (zz) And let them
JUDCE the people ot oll times. And it shcll be, eoerg greot motter theg
sholl hring to gou, hut eoerg smoll motter theg sholl judge. And mcle
it ecsier [or uoursel[, cnd theu shcll becr uith uou.

We see that Moses chose people with certain attributes to help him to govern the
people and to sort out any issues they might have. If the matter was to great, they
brought it to Moses to resolve. Moses appointed leaders over 1000, leader over 100,
leaders over 50 and leaders over 10. The ratio is mostly 1:10, 1 leader for every 10
people. This is a guideline to us to when appoint leaders to guide YHVH’s people in
His Assemblies and I believe that this will be very relevant in the last day events to
lead the people through the Tribulation. (We will go into more detail later in this

The lowest form of leadership is found within the family unit where the Husband is
the leader of his family and his wife is his helper and his children must listen to his
counsel and guidance. YHVH uses the smallest things to accomplish the greater
things, and in the same way, uses the family as the foundational foundation of
leadership. The governing of your family is the most important part of the Assembly
of YHVH, which forms the foundation of His structure. If the family units are
corrupted, the whole assembly will be corrupted and everything will turn into chaos
and be destroyed. You cannot become a leader if your family is not in order that is
why Satan attacks families in order to break down the body of Messiah.

You as believer in Messiah are in a process of being ‘trained’ to become one of the
leaders YHVH wants to appoint to help guide His flock and teach them His Torah and
His ways. This is necessary because there will be a lot of people who will come into
the Kingdom at the end of time and YHVH will rise up people to govern the masses.

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An assembly is a group
of believers in the same
area who share the
same beliefs in Messiah.
It is not a building or a
Church structure, as we
know it today, it is a
group of families who
assemble in their
houses just like the first
century Believers.

H Ho ow w d do o I I b be ec co om me e a a L Le ea ad de er r? ?

The fist step in attaining leadership is to get your family in line with the Word of
YHVH and to govern them with YHVH’s wisdom, and to teach them YHVH’s truth by
setting the right example. A true and effective leader will lead by example.

The next step is to be discipled and you must find someone you can learn from. You
can learn from people over the Internet but it is much more practical if you can learn
from the people in your local fellowship. You can only disciple someone if you
yourself have been discipled. To be humble and teachable is the key in learning
everything you need to be equipped as a leader.

The last step is patience and experience. You need to live what you have learned
and learn wisdom from living as you apply His Torah. As you learn and live, you will
grow into the full stature of what YHVH wants in a leader so that He can use you to
serve His people. You will also be equipped by the Gifts of the Spirit and your life will
start to bear the fruits needed in a leader.

A As ss se em mb bl ly y v vs s V Vo oi ic ce e

Both words; ‘Assembly’ and ‘Voice’, share the same root and work
in a similar manner. What has Voice to do with Assembly?

Voice – “qol” - *1D – ‘swift, one who is swift, light, words, ‘a
gathering of thoughts’. It also form the root of “qolah’ 7*1D
which is the assembly of people.

The basket of thoughts: Your voice is the expression of the
thoughts you have gathered in your mind. You may have a specific
person in mind; you have an opinion of that person in your mind.
Then you might have a current event and you put all these together
and ‘string’ these thoughts together to form words that you utter with
your voice and you place thoughts in the person’s mind whom you are talking to.
They might add some thoughts to your basket and together you ‘collect’ all the
thoughts of events and emotions of that person until both of you have the same
thoughts in each of your ‘baskets’.

The Assembly: An Assembly is a group of people who have the
same thoughts in their ‘baskets’ regarding their faith and this
cause them to group together to express their faith without
opposition. If there is someone with a different thought on a
specific topic and have a different belief or opinion, there will be
‘resistance’ between people with different thoughts or views.
These differences will stimulate a natural re-grouping process
within the bigger group and smaller groups will form that share
similar views. This is the beginning of division within the group and
will result in disputes. Satan sows thoughts that are slightly twisted or altered and this
causes a difference in people’s faith and causes di-vision (more than one vision). To
have unity in a group, you must have the same ‘thoughts’ in everybody’s ‘baskets’
regarding your faith.

Leadership: YHVH raised leaders or elders to re-establish the truth and to see that
everybody have the same foundational believes. This is why people in a Assembly
have to be open to receive from the people YHVH appointed so that there can be
unity. This is why YHVH raised up Judges / Leaders to ‘iron out’ these differences
with the truth and wisdom so that His Body can be established.

S Se ev ve en nt ty y E El ld de er rs s – – A An no oi in nt te ed d L Le ea ad de er rs s l li ik ke e M Mo os se es s

Num 11:za-zg And Moses uent out, ond told the people the uords o[
YHVH, ond gothered the seoentg men o[ the elders o[ the people, cnd
set them round cbout the tcbernccle. (z=) And YHVH come doun in o
cloud, ond spoke unto him, ond took o[ the spirit thot uos upon him,
ond gooe it unto the seoentg elders: ond it come to poss, thot, uhen
the spirit rested upon them, theg PROPHES1ED, ond did not ceose.

Moses could not bear the weight alone and pleaded with YHVH, YHVH told him to
choose 70 Elders from the people and He anointed these people with His Spirit to be
equipped so that they could fulfill the role as Prophets, to be just like Moses. These
elders were chosen from the existing group of leaders (approx 600) to have a special
anointing, similar to Moses, to help to do the work Moses did. This sounds just like
the event when the people received the anointing of the Spirit when they were in the
upper room. To be an Elder you have to be chosen, and anointed by YHVH to be
able to guide and judge His people like Moses. They were the people who could hear
directly from YHVH and gave the Vision and Plan of YHVH to the people so that they
could be led through the Wilderness. These 70 leaders acted as Judges and as
Prophets who taught the Torah to the other leaders, administered and facilitated and
resolved difficult issues, and who had the vision to lead the people to where they
needed to go. They were a higher level of leadership if you will.
Elder: “zaqen” – 1D* - means - beard, chin, old age, elder, experienced in life
and wisdom (of those having authority)

Interesting to see that it also means beard, similar to the instruction not to cut the
edges of your beard found in Lev 19:27. The beard is a sign of authority and it is a
physical reminder to that man that his mouth is covered and to only speak words of
YHVH. This means that these Elders are very committed in their walk and
relationship with YHVH. Elders are defined as people who are advanced in age and
have a lot of life experience and wisdom. People who can be seen as ‘elders’ in
Scripture: 1) Moses, he was called at age 40 and led Israel at age 80. 2) David, he
started to reign as king at age 30. 3) Y’shua, He started His ministry at age 30 after
His Mikvah. This gives us a rough estimate of when people can be seen as elders;
between the ages of 30 and 80 and most probably closer to 80 than to 30 to fit the
‘old age’ and ‘experienced’ attributes. The word “zaqen” (elder) has the following
deeper meanings if we look at the meanings of each letter:
Zayin * – Sword, word
Qof D – back of the head or repentance
Nun 1 – fruitfulness or fruit of the Spirit.

Each one of these letters represents some of the more important qualities they need
to be chosen as an Elder and leader like Moses:
* – Sword – Word: They must know the Word and know how to apply it with
wisdom and tact so that others may receive it with gladness.

Tit z:1-S But gou speok the things uhich hecome sound doctrine:
(z) elderlg men to he temperote, sensihle, discreet, sound in [oith, in
looe, in potience.

Discreet means to be ‘tactful’ and he must always communicate in such a way
that his message will be received and that the people may change if they hear it.
They will have the maturity to correct someone without causing offence in order to
set a matter straight.

Jos g:z Ior in mcnu thinqs ue cll o[[end. 1[ ongone does not o[[end in
uord, the some is o [ull-groun mon, ohle olso to hridle the uhole

They are also skilled in using the Word against the enemy and defend the faith. They
are equipped in the Word and understand the basis of the Word as well as the Plan
of YHVH and have the ability to instruct and teach others. They are not confused and
have a solid answer for most questions.

Col g:1o Let the Word o[ Messioh
duell in gou richlg, teoching ond
odmonishing one onother in oll uisdom, sinqinq uith plecsure in uour
hecrts to the Mcster in psclms cnd sonqs o[ prcise cnd spiritucl sonqs.

D – Repentance: They are people who live a life of repentance (Qof).
They are humble in spirit and are teachable and will change instantly
when they realize they have made a mistake or believed a lie. They are
always aware of their weaknesses and mistakes and rectify it
immediately, seeking YHVH’s will. They live a life that is true to the faith
and are blameless in the eyes of the assembly because they change
whenever they have made a mistake.

1 – Fruitfulness: They have fruitful lives and their faith and labour
bears fruit and more people are added to the Kingdom.

1Ti g:1¬ Let the elders uho rule uell he counted uorthg o[
douhle honor, especiollg those uho lohor in Word ond

They multiply themselves through discipling others and are willing and
eager to teach new people coming into the Kingdom. They follow YHVH’s Word and
are blessed as a result of this and are led by the Spirit and the fruits of the Spirit are
evident in their lives. They have a servant’s hearts and serve the people in love for
the benefit of the Kingdom.

T Tw wo o T Ty yp pe es s o of f L Le ea ad de er rs s

We saw two distinct types of Leaders; Leaders like Moses or Elders (70) and
Leaders like Judges (600).

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1. Have your own
house in order –
Fruit & Family.
2. Study the Scripture
& equip yourself.
3. Be humble and learn
from the Leader
YHVH has given
you. - Become a
disciple first, and
then you will learn
to become a Leader.
4. Have patience and
wait on YHVH to
appoint (anoint) you.
Elder or Leader – Vision & Plan: The leaders like Moses are the leaders
that are specifically anointed by YHVH to do the front line work and to lead
people out of the System. They will normally function in the Gifts of an
Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist and Teacher. They also have the gifts of
Wisdom, Knowledge & Discernment of spirits, faith healing, miracles, tongues
and interpretation of tongues. These signs can also be seen in the life of
Moses. This ‘type of leader’ may or may not have all the Gifts mentioned
above, but will be given as the Spirit permits. There were 70 Leaders like this
and the number 7 means Plan of YHVH. They have the Vision and Plan of
YHVH for that specific time frame and they guide and lead the people to fulfill
that plan that is part of YHVH’s greater Plan.

Leader or Judge – Serve the People: The other type of
leader is someone that will function as a Judge and will
normally have these following Gifts; Pastors, Shepherds,
Teachers, Administration, Wisdom, Knowledge,
Discernment of Spirits, Faith, and Hospitality. There were
approx. 600 Leaders (chiefs) like this and the number 6
means Man. They have to look after the concerns and
needs of the people and deal with everyday issues to
ensure the unity in love and truth. They submit under the Elders and make the
governing of the people practical and possible, especially in a very large group.

These two types of leaders support one another in establishing Unity among YHVH’s
people and to lead them in His Plan. The one is not greater than the other and they
need each other and are servants of the people unto the Glory of Y’shua the Messiah
and the Kingdom of YHVH. If you want to become a leader, you must first become a

A At tt tr ri ib bu ut te es s o of f a an n E El ld de er r / / L Le ea ad de er r & & L Le ea ad de er r / / J Ju ud dg ge e

1Ti g:1-¬ Icith[ul is the Word: 1[ ongone reoches out to
ooerseership, he desires o good uork. (z) Then it
hehoooes the ooerseer to he uithout reprooch,
hushond o[ one ui[e, temperote, sensihle, uell-
ordered, hospitohle, opt ot teoching, (() not o
drunkord, not contentious, not greedg o[ ill goin, hut
gentle, not quorrelsome, not cooetous, (a) ruling his
oun house uell, hooing children in suhjection uith
oll honor. (=) (1or i[ o mon does not knou to rule his
oun house, hou sholl he toke core o[ the ossemhlg o[
Elohim?J (ó) not o nooice, lest heing pu[[ed up he
mog [oll into the condemnotion o[ the Deoil. (;) But
he must olso hooe o good report [rom those on the
outside, lest he [cll into reprocch cnd the sncre o[ the Detil.

Those who pursue to be leaders chooses a good thing because
there are not many leaders today and there will be many people
who will come into the Kingdom who will need guidance in
following YHVH. You will only desire to lead when YHVH has called you to be a
leader because He has put that desire in your heart. Each one of you who believe in
Messiah is a ‘potential leader’ if you make yourself available to serve others. Search
the Scripture and study the Word to be equipped and skilled therein so that you can
give an answer to those who seek the truth. Sort out your life so that you bear the
fruit of the Spirit and also these attributes listed in 1 Tim 3:1-7.
• Be a good husband of only one wife and run your household orderly in the
guidelines of the Torah. Bring up your children in the ways of YHVH and do
not allow rebellion in your house. Your wife needs to be your helper, be
submissive and learn from you. You need to be the spiritual leader of your
house and they must learn from you. This is the most important attribute.
• You should be temperate, slow to anger and have a lot of patience. You
should approach others in love and kindness and not allow frustration and
anger to make you ineffective and unapproachable.
• You should always be sensible and have knowledge and wisdom to help
others in any situation. Draw from past experience and teach them the right
way based on the wisdom found in the Torah.
• You should be well ordered and do not let disorder and confusion reign in
your life. Plan your life and have your priorities right. Put YHVH first and
arrange your life revolving around Him. If you put Him first everything will fall
into place. Be prepared when you bring a word of knowledge or teaching and
have an orderly planned structure in arraigning events and fellowship
• When people assemble in your home, be hospitable and receive everyone
with an open heart. Do not treat some different to others and let everybody
feel accepted and welcome.
• Always be ready to teach and uplift someone in the Word. Study the Word
so that you will be able to teach others and make sure that you are not
confused in matters and lead others astray.
• Do not be a drunkard and set the right example when you assemble
together as well as in your personal life.
• Do not be contentious, being touchy and arguable about everything. Learn
to listen before you speak and make the other person feel worthy and
accepted and value his opinion. Have room for smaller differences and
search the truth together to maintain love and unity.
• Do not be materialistic and greedy, wanting to have material possessions
and desiring worldly success. Be content in what you have and where you are
at and ask YHVH’s will to be done in your life. Seek His Face and not His
hand and do not serve Him to be blessed.
• Be gentle and humble in your approach so that others want to be with you
and listen to you. Do not be arrogant and rood chasing people away.
• Do not be quarrelsome, hot-tempered in any difference of opinion. Do not
confront people hitting them over the head with the Scripture. Be gentle in
your approach; be tactful without causing offence or disputes.
• Do not be covetous, lusting after the needs of the flesh. Always maintain a
balance in eating, drinking and any sort of pleasure so that you will not be
controlled by your flesh and set a bad example of breaking the tenth
• Do not be a novice wanting to rule other people in the beginning of your walk
without life experience or wisdom in the Word. If you are a new believer, start
by being a disciple and learn everything you need before you pursue
• Do not be puffed up or arrogant, especially if you know more than others.
To be a leader is to be a humble servant and it is not a position to be in the
“limelight” and in the public eye to be seen and honored by everyone. If you
do not want to be humble and serve, do not become a leader.
• Have a good report with other people and a track record where you have
helped people to change for the better. Live what you preach and do not be a
hypocrite living out a different example to what Y’shua lived.

You have to be patient and wait upon YHVH so that He can call you into leadership
and to serve and feed His flock. YHVH will anoint and equip you with the Gifts of His
Spirit for the specific role He wants you to fulfill. Remember, all of you are potential
leaders and YHVH wants to use everybody with a willing heart. Be patient because it
may take years to experience following YHVH so that you can learn what He wants
to teach you so that you can be an effective leader one day.

W Wh he en n t to o A Ap pp po oi in nt t L Le ea ad de er rs s / / J Ju ud dg ge es s

The first line of leadership is seen in Moses, when he led the people out of Egypt. 70
Elders were anointed with the same Gifts as Moses to equip them to deal with the
large flock and difficult issues. Today, these people work as Apostles (send ones) or
‘missionaries’ if you will, to grow the group of people into a healthy Assembly after
accepting the message of Messiah. This is the fulfilment of the Great Commission
found in Mat 28, just before Y’shua left them.

Mot zS:1S-zo And Y'shuo come ond spoke to them, soging, All
outhoritg is gioen to Me in Heooen ond in eorth. (:o) There[ore go
ond teoch oll notions, bcptizinq them in the ncme o[ the Icther cnd o[ the
Son cnd o[ the Holu Spirit (:), (zo) teoching them to ohseroe oll things,
uhoteoer 1 commonded gou. And, hehold, 1 om uith gou oll the dogs
until the end o[ the uorld. Amen.

(1) NoLe LIe pIruse ¨.bcptizinq them in the ncme o[ the Icther cnd o[ the Son
cnd o[ the Holu Spirit.¨ is not in the original text and was inserted to support the
doctrine of the Trinity and contradicts Acts 2:38.

They had to go into the nations where people have not heard the true message of
Messiah, and they had to teach the people so that His Flock could be assembled and
gathered. These Flocks were established and governed by leaders chosen from
among them, who were taught by the Disciples (Apostles). The leaders within these
flocks acted as “Judges” who overlooked the people’s spiritual growth and ensured
the health and unity of the Assembly.

Today is almost the same; YHVH sends people to places where there are people
who did not know the true Gospel of Y’shua and the Torah. YHVH uses certain
people to spread the Word of Truth and to gather like-minded people. Before you
know, there will be a few families gathering together and a natural process takes
place where an Assembly is formed. All these people assemble together in their
homes. This is the example given to us in Scripture of how the Assembly is formed
and how the Assembly should operate. It is a stronger and more interactive way of
fellowship where people can learn and be discipled, different to the mainstream
church system of today. There are a lot of these small fellowship groups right across
the world today where YHVH is calling His people back to His ways, out of the
system called Babylon. These are informal assemblies that are guided and led by the
Spirit through anointed leaders that serve the people.

T Th he e P Pa au ul li in ne e M Mo od de el l o of f L Le ea ad de er rs sh hi ip p

If Moses is our archetypical TaNaK Prophet/Leader, then Paul is of the equivalent
status in the category of Brit Chadasha Assembly Leaders. Paul planted Assemblies
across Asia and Europe, seeing them multiply into many congregations and
thousands of believers. He also presided over significant spiritual growth of those in
his Assemblies.
Ephesians 4 is the closest he comes to a theology of leadership. In this passage,
leaders are simply those with gifts of equipping. The leader equips the saints to do
the work of the ministry. The body is healthy and matures when each member is
equipped and fully functioning. Paul illustrated this in relation to the Corinthians when
he describes himself and Apollos as servants to whom Elohim has simply assigned
certain tasks in the building of his Assembly. So what was Paul’s model of
leadership? He does not give us a systematic description but in his more pastoral
letters (1 & 2 Corinthians, 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus) we see some of his approach.
Paul was a servant who undergo all types of self-sacrifice for the sake of the gospel
and Elohim’s people.

z Tim z:1o There[ore 1 endure eoergthing [or the soke o[ the elect,
thot theg mog ohtoin the solootion thot is in Y'shuo the Messioh

Putting this together we can summarise the Pauline Model as follows. Paul acted as
an overseeing Apostle/Leader that oversaw many Assemblies. He equipped and
encouraged Elohim’s people (Elders & Deacons/Ministers) to exercise their Gifts and
ministries and to grow in spirituality and fruitfulness. These Elders and
Deacons/Ministers were equipped through the Gifts of the Spirit and can act in
different areas to support the Body. They equipped the Body through teaching of the
revealed Word of Elohim. The Elders were ready to correct and rebuke in those
cases where individuals are not correctly hearing from YHVH and are moving off on
tangents, false doctrines or backsliding. The Elder did not hear from YHVH on behalf
of the people, nor did he set high-level vision for the Assembly. Rather, the Elders
and Ministers served the Assembly through this equipping, encouraging, teaching
and correctional ministry thus allowing each member to reach their full potential
before YHVH. The members were encouraged through Discipleship to become the
next line of leadership that will serve the newcomers in the Assembly.
Looking from a bigger perspective; Y’shua is the head of the whole Body, right
across the world. He appoints Leaders (Elders / Missionaries / Evangelists / Prophets
/ Teachers) to establish new smaller groups within areas where the Word needs to
be proclaimed.
(Jerusalem Counsel)
(Paul &
He then appointed Leaders (Judges / Shepherds / Prophets / Teachers) from among
these people to act as shepherds in these smaller groups to administer and guide
and feed His flock spiritually and to ensure sound doctrine and unity. Inside each of
these flocks He appointed leaders through the Gifts of the Spirit to assist the
shepherd or teacher to help if the group grows beyond ten families. Then you get the
flock, the people who help disciple and the new people who are being discipled, the
potential new leaders of tomorrow. All these people are appointed and equipped
through the Gifts of the Spirit to edify and serve the people so that they can be in
unity and represent His presence in that area.

Eph 1:zz-zg And He hos put oll things under His [eet ond gooe Him
to he Heod ooer oll things to the Assemhlg, (z() uhich is His hodg,
the [ullness o[ Him uho [ills oll in oll.

We are privileged to live in this time because of technology, we can fellowship and be
in contact with other believers in Messiah across the Globe. YHVH has also risen up
leaders within the Global community to help with the work of equipping and leading
His people and to unify them in the Faith. These people act as Apostles and fulfil the
work similar to what Paul did. Here are some examples of our leaders in the Global
community; Michael Rood, David Lancaster (FFOZ), Grant Luton, Eddy Chumney,
Monte Judah, Brad Scott, Lew White, est. They equip the Elders/Leaders who “birth”
the Assemblies in certain areas, and the Leaders/Judges who disciple people and
who look after the Flocks, the smaller Bodies of Messiah. Y’shua is the head of us all,
collating us all under Him into one big Body of Messiah. Bless His Holy Name and
His wisdom and His orderly way of linking and gathering us all under him through all
these anointed people.

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I In nt tr ro od du uc ct ti io on n

We have looked at what it means to be a Judge or a leader
and we will look at leadership from a different angle to see
what it is to be without leaders. YHVH has designed
everything to be governed in a structure. Even the secular
legal and government systems are based upon what YHVH
had put in place from the beginning.

Rom 1g:1-z Let eoerg heing he in suhjection to the
gooerning outhorities. 1or there is no outhoritg
except [rom Elohim, ond the outhorities thot exist
ore oppointed hg Elohim. (z) So he uho opposes
the outhoritg uithstonds the institution o[
Elohim, ond those uho uithstond sholl hring
judgment on themseloes.

It is YHVH’s Will that man is governed by a structure of authority, right from the family
unit through to the Government of a land, people need guidance and YHVH new that
and that is why He intend it to be this way. If you do not agree with any authority, you
are rebelling against YHVH and needs to repent to avoid judgment.

There are different characters in the Scripture that gives us a lot on insight into this
topic and how rebellion can keep in on you, in your family and in the Assembly. Here
are the examples of people that rebelled against YHVH: Cain, Nimrod, Korah,
Balaam, Saul, Jezebel, Judas and the Whore of Babylon (rebellious system). We are
going to look into four main characters to help us to understand what rebellion is all
about. We will look at Korah, because his name means rebellion. We will also look at
the King and Queen of rebellion, Saul and Jezebel, which are typical examples of
male and female rebels and then we will look at Lucifer, the Father of Rebellion.

1 1. . Q Qo or ra ac ch h – – N No o C Co ov ve er ri in ng g

“Qorach” |*D is the word that means; ‘something not covered’, or ‘no covering’,
and it comes from the root word *D, “kore” that means ‘cold’. It is sometimes
translated as ‘bold’ implying someone with no hair or covering over them. “Kore” also
means ‘to shave’ which is the verbal part of Korah’s name. This implies that
someone who is not covered is someone who is ‘cold’ and is true of someone who
refuses to stand under YHVH’s covering and they are people who normally do not
have a warm personality that attracts people, and will give you a ’cold’ shoulder.
They tend to drive people away from them and is not part of the warm family
environment found in an Assembly that is in Unity.

T Th he e R Re eb be el ll li io on n o of f K Ko or ra ah h

The word Qorach is also the name of the person (Korah) who rebelled against Moses
and Aaron and his name depicted his life and we can learn a lot from it.

Num zo:o And the sons o[ Elioh, Nemuel, ond Dothon ond Ahirom.
This is thot Dothon ond Ahirom uho uere [omous in the
congregotion, uho [ought ogoinst Moses ond ogoinst Aoron in the
compong o[ Koroh, uhen theg [ought ogoinst YHVH.

Korah was the leader who led 250 men against Moses and Aaron and actually
against YHVH as we see here in Numbers 26:9. If you stand up against YHVH’s
authority, you are standing up against YHVH; this is the principle. These men were
famous or renowned in the Congregation and I think they were either popular in the
eyes of the people or they were self appointed arrogant ‘leaders’ like Abimelech, as
seen in the previous study.

Moses and Aaron were chosen by YHVH to lead the people and He set them apart
for that purpose. Korah complained and said that they are also Holy and so are the
people and they argued why Moses and Aaron were the leaders.

Num 1o:g And theg gothered themseloes ogoinst Moses ond ogoinst
Aoron, ond soid to them, You tcle too much upon uou, since oll the
congregotion ore holg, eoerg one o[ them, ond YHVH is omong them.
Whg then do gou li[t gourseloes up ohooe the congregotion o[ YHVH?

He accused Moses and Aaron of pride and that they exalted themselves above the
congregation. This is a lie and a false perception from their side and they actually
saw in Moses and Aaron is that what was wrong in them. A wise man once said:
“…you do not see things as they are, you see them as you are…”. Korah was
arrogant and he lifted himself up because of pride and this was what he saw when he
looked at Moses and Aaron. YHVH chooses leaders from His people and separates
them for leadership and administration, although we are all on equal status based
upon our holiness, our righteousness, and our citizenship in the Kingdom. A Kingdom
has leadership and there will be people who will lead and there will be people who
will need to listen and follow. Korah is a picture of those who rebel against the
leadership of YHVH, which He has ordained. YHVH has ordained people to be
‘coverings’ over other people and they reject this ‘covering’, they are not covered and
move out under the shadow of YHVH’s protection and guidance.

When Moses heard this he fell on his face and sought YHVH’s wisdom and direction.
YHVH answered him and instructed them to bring fire pans with incense in it before
YHVH as an offering. This will prove who were the chosen and who will lead YHVH’s
people. The interesting thing is that Korah and his merry men were from the tribe of
Levi but it was not good enough to serve as normal Levites, they wanted to do the
work of the High Priest and the Prophet and be in a position of authority. YHVH told
Moses to separate themselves from these men so that He could judge them.

Num 1o:zo-za And YHVH spoke to Moses ond to Aoron, soging, (z:)
Seporote gourseloes [rom omong this congregotion, so thot 1 mog
deoour them in o moment. (zz) And theg [ell upon their [oces ond
soid, O Elohim, the El o[ the spirits o[ oll [lesh, sholl one mon sin ond
uill You he ongrg uith oll the congregotion? (z() And YHVH spoke
to Moses soging, (zaJ Speok to the congregotion soging, Cet ouog
[rom the tent o[ Koroh ond Dothon ond Ahirom.

Moses and Aaron pleaded for the people who were
deceived by Korah and his men and pleaded not to judge
them as well. YHVH instructed them to tell the people to
separate themselves from Korah and his men for them not
to receive the same judgment.

This is an important lesson to us not to allow rebellion in
the Assembly and if there are rebellious people, to
separate yourself from them so that you and your family
will not get the same judgment as them. YHVH does not
want to destroy the people, He wants to destroy the sin
and if you do not separate yourself from the sin, you will be
consumed with it. We see here that rebellious people are
to be treated in the same way as sin and you need to
separate yourself from them.

K Ko or ra ah h m me en nt ti io on ne ed d i in n t th he e B Br ri it t C Ch ha ad da as sh ha a ( (N NT T) )

Jud 1:11 Woe to them! 1or theg uent the uog o[ Coin, ond gooe
themseloes up to the error o[ Boloom [or reuord, ond perished in the
goinsoging (rehellionJ o[ Koroh.

People who went in the way of Cain are people who worship YHVH (bring
an offering of Gift) they think YHVH will accept, but YHVH has definite
instructions on how He wants to be worshipped. You should not do it the
Frank Sentara way (I’ll do it MY WAY), no, you need to do it Yah-WAY.
As we all know Cain’s offering was not accepted and that lead to him kill
his brother. This is also evident in the family of faith today where people
who do things THEIR WAY tend to “kill” (slander, reject) those who try to
please YHVH and serve Him according to what He prescribed in His
Word. Cain represents a SELFISH rebellion where you want to serve and
worship YHVH your way.

We also see Balaam mentioned here and that has to do with mixing
paganism or man made traditions, in with YHVH’s things to corrupt
them. The end result of this as seen from the story of Balak and
Balaam was that Israel opened them up to receive curses because of
this. A curse is the absence of a blessing and when you mix YHVH’s
Word with other things, you move out under the ‘Covering’ of YHVH
and you are exposed to the ‘void’ where curses will hit you. Balaam
represents a CORPORATE rebellion where you submit under the
doctrines of a rebellious group, sometimes unknowingly, there you will
serve and worship YHVH man’s way (traditions of man – the truth
intermingled with paganism).

Lastly we see Korah’s name mentioned here where all of these are a result of
rebellion. Rebellion is the basis from which false doctrines and mixing comes in and
where you decide to worship YHVH the way YOU like it and you do not care about
what YHVH wants. Woe to the people who rebel for they will get the same reward
Korah and his followers received; namely death!

2 2. . S Sa au ul l – – T Th he e K Ki in ng g o of f R Re eb be el ll li io on n - - C Ca ar re el le es ss s

Saul was the first king of Israel whom they appointed and it was
not the will of YHVH. The reason is that YHVH is our King and
we live in His Kingdom and He then appoints Prophets and
Priests and judges to govern His people. This err caused Saul
to become one of the rebellious leaders of Israel. Saul means:
sheol, underworld, grave, hell, pit and that is the destiny for
rebellious leaders. Saul was hungry for success and this drove
him to become a bloodthirsty king who did things to elevate
himself and be seen by people. Saul also had a careless
attitude regarding YHVH’s Commandments and took YHVH’s
Instructions lightly. Saul’ first rebellious act was when he was
inpatient and did not wait for Samuel the Priest to perform a
burnt offering unto YHVH and he did it himself.

1So 1g:1g-1a And Somuel soid to Soul, You hooe done [oolishlg. You
hooe not kept the commondment o[ YHVH gour Elohim, uhich He
commonded gou. 1or nou YHVH uould hooe estohlished gour
kingdom on 1sroel [oreoer. (:a) But nou gour kingdom sholl not
stond. YHVH hos sought Him o mon o[ter His oun heort, ond YHVH
hos oppointed him to he leoder ooer His people, hecouse gou hooe
not kept uhot YHVH commonded gou.

Saul did what was good in his own eyes and thought that YHVH would not mind. His
impatience caused him his kingdom. It might seem like a little mistake but YHVH
ordained certain people as His leaders and they have to fear and respect YHVH and
do exactly as He instructs. Saul just didn’t care.

1So 1g:1S-z1 And YHVH sent gou on the uog ond soid, Co ond
completelg destrog the sinners, Amolek, ond [ight ogoinst them until
gou destrog them. (:o) Whg then did gou not oheg the ooice o[
YHVH? Whg did gou [lg on the spoil ond do eoil in the sight o[
YHVH? (zo) And Soul soid to Somuel, Yes, 1 hooe oheged the ooice o[
YHVH, ond hooe gone the uog uhich YHVH sent me, ond hooe
hrought Agog the king o[ Amolek, ond hooe completelg destroged the
Amolekites. (z:) But the people took [rom the spoil, o[ the [locks ond
herd, the hest o[ the things deooted to socri[ice to YHVH gour Cod in
Cilgol. (zz) And Somuel soid, Does YHVH delight in hurnt o[[erings
ond socri[ices os in oheging the ooice o[ YHVH? Behold, to oheg is
hetter thon socri[ice! To listen is hetter thon the [ot o[ roms! (z() 1or
rehellion is os the sin o[ uitchcro[t, ond stuhhornness is os iniquitg
ond idol-uorship. Becouse gou hooe rejected the Word o[ YHVH, He
hos olso rejected gou [rom heing king! (za) And Soul soid to Somuel,
1 hooe sinned. 1or 1 hooe disoheged the commond o[ YHVH, ond gour
uord, hecouse 1 [eored the people ond oheged their ooice.

This was the second rebellious sin Saul committed; he did not follow YHVH’s
Instructions to its fullest and did not take YHVH’s Word seriously and he spared the
king of Amalek and all the best of their flock. This means that he have not learned
from his first mistake and had a habit of not taking YHVH’s Instructions serious.
When he was caught out, he wanted to offer the animals as a gift unto YHVH to ‘fix’
the problem. You cannot bribe YHVH into accepting your offerings of disobedience; it
is an Abomination unto YHVH.
People like this are very slippery in their ways and they have a mask on and the rest
of the people would not see what they really do but YHVH sees everything. If you
have a habit of not taking YHVH’s Word serious and you hide behind your scheming
smokescreens, you are practicing witchcraft and YHVH’s wrath will be upon you. You
may trick the people but you will not fool YHVH. The third great sin he committed was
to consult a medium to call upon the dead soul of Samuel for guidance. YHVH left
Saul and became his enemy and this last sin caused him his life. This type of
rebellion is normally found in males who do not stand their ground being a humble
obedient leader of YHVH in their families. They hide behind their ‘gifts’ they offer to
YHVH and give Him lip service but they do not fear Him and compromise on doing
YHVH’s Commandments as He instructed. They do it halfhearted and half way only
to look as if they have done it so that men would not see their real fruits. If you follow
YHVH, follow Him with everything and do all of His Commandments with a sincere
heart and with respect and fear.

3 3. . J Je ez ze eb be el l – – T Th he e Q Qu ue ee en n o of f R Re eb be el ll li io on n - - C Co on nf fr ro on nt ti in ng g
Jezebel is the female example of the Queen who rebelled
against YHVH and taught others to do so. Jezebel was
married to king Ahab, the king of Israel. Jezebel killed a
Naboth to acquire his land and she was even willing to kill
for it (1 Kings 21). She also ‘kill’ the prophets because she
hates the work of YHVH. Those controlled by this spirit, man
or woman likewise, see the gifts and fruit of others and want
it for themselves. This spirit is driven by Covetousness. To
obtain these gifts of fruits, like Jezebel, they spread lies in
order ‘kill’, or destroy the rightful owner of the gifts or fruit.
Within an assembly of believers, some may be envious of how YHVH is using others
and this sin will open them up for the spirit of Jezebel to work through them and this
will bring division within the assembly. Do not allow this to happen and guard your
hearts not to envy or covet other people’s gifts or fruit.
Jezebel wanted the field of “Naboth the Jezreelite”. His name means “Fruitful
Returning One”. Naboth is a plural for fruit and Jesreel refers to Ephraim’s scattering
and return back to sonship [Hosea 1:4 – 5, 2:22]. The Father calls His re-gathering of
all the tribes of Israel, “the great day of Jezreel” [Hosea 1:11]
Hos 1:a-g And the LDRD scid to him, Coll his nome Jezreel: [or get o
little while, ond 1 uill ooenge the hlood o[ Jezreel upon the house o[
Jehu, cnd uill ccuse to cecse the linqdom o[ the house o[ Isrcel. (=) And it shcll
come to pcss ct thct dcu, thct 1 uill hreok the hou o[ 1sroel in the oolleg
o[ Jezreel.

Hos z:zz-zg cnd the ecrth cnsuer the qrcin cnd the neu uine cnd the oil,
ond theg onsuer Yizreèl. (z() ¨And I shcll sou her [or Musel[ in the ecrth,
cnd I shcll hcte compcssion on her uho hcd not obtcined compcssion. And 1
sholl sog to those uho uere not Mg people, 'You ore Mg people,'
uhile theg sog, 'Mg Elohiml' ¨

Hos 1:11 Then the sons o[ Judoh ond the sons o[ 1sroel sholl he
gothered together, cnd shcll set oter themseltes one hecd, cnd theu shcll
come up out o[ the lcnd. 1or greot shull be the dog o[ Jezreel.
Jezebel will try to destroy this prophecy to become true in any assembly where Jews
and Gentiles will serve the Master Y’shua together in unity. People with the spirit of
Jezebel will not accept this prophesy and will speak against the reuniting of the
scattered nations of Israel and the Gentiles back into Israel. We are moving into a
great day, but beware, because Jezebel sought to steal and control the fruit of the
Jezreelite. And this same controlling, prophet hating, destructive spirit is remarkably
active in these last days, especially over festive days.
The spirit of Jezebel rebels against everything of YHVH and wants to make it
perverse of water it down so that people would not fear YHVH and compromise. She
taught her husband, the king, to worship Baal and she introduced acts of fornication
and spiritual adultly into the Assembly so that people will follow watered down
doctrines and mix in pagan traditions and do not take YHVH’s Commandments
serious. People then say:”..Jesus does not mind about me eating anything, He looks
at our herts…”, and “…it does not matter if I do Christmas because I celebrate it and
Jesus is my focus…” As stated in Revelation, Jezebels reward is a bed of sickness,
and plagues, and also them who commit adultery with her, those who encourage
thievery of God-given gifting of others, trough slander, will experience great
tribulation – unless they repent. [Rev. 2:20 – 22]
Reo z:zo-zz ßut I hcte c [eu thinqs cqcinst uou hecouse gou ollou
thot uomon Jezehel to teoch, she soging hersel[ to be o
prophetess, ond to couse Mg seroonts to go ostrog, ond to
commit [ornicotion, ond to eot idol-socri[ices. (z:) And I qcte her
time thct she miqht repent o[ her [ornicction, cnd she did not repent. (zz)
Behold, 1 om throuing her into o hed, ond those uho commit
odulterg uith her into greot o[[liction, unless theg repent o[
their deeds.
In Hebrew such slander is called lashan harah – the evil tongue. Slander, which is to
ruin (kill) the reputation of another trough falsehoods, is related to the sin of murder.
Let us not be people who look for opportunity to steal the God-given fruit of others.
Instead let us be a people who look for the fruit of repentance within ourselves. Let
this also be a comfort to those who are persecuted and rejected because of the spirit
of Elijah upon them. [Mat 5:10]

This spirit also evident in normal everyday friendships; a person with a Jezebel Spirit
wants to be the centre of everything and everybody, when there is competition, she
will ‘kill’ them with slander to keep the control of her group of friends. Watch out for
her, she is very dangerous and difficult to discern if she entraps you.

L La ad di ie es s u un nd de er r t th he e C Co ov ve er ri in ng g o of f t th he ei ir r h hu us sb ba an nd ds s. .

We have learned in the previous section where we learned
about leadership, how important it is for the family unit to
be in order because this is the building block and “training”
ground for the leaders of tomorrow. Men should learn to be
real men and lead their wives and children. Wives must
support that by submitting under their husbands and help
them to become great leaders. We also saw in the study in
the Book of Ester that women must submit under their
husbands, and in order to do that effectively, the men must
sit in the Gates of the King. The gates of a City represent a place where the wise
men gathered and learned and discussed Torah.
They assembled there and anybody with a problem could go there and receive
counsel. You must mix with the ‘wise men’ and discuss the wisdom of YHVH and
learn His Torah, because you become like the people you mix with.

Pro S:1-a Does not uisdom coll? And does not understonding put
[orth her ooice? (z) She (uisdomJ stonds in the top o[ high ploces, hg
the uog in the ploces o[ the poth. ((J She (uisdomJ cries in the gotes,
he[ore the entronce o[ the citg, ot the doors. (a) To gou, O men, 1 coll:
ond mg ooice is to the sons o[ mon.

Wisdom is calling you to the gates of the City so that you may receive her counsel. If
you gain wisdom you will be able to teach your wife and children. This is the right
order of how things should be and you as the husband are preparing yourself to be
chosen by YHVH as one of His next leaders.

Pro g1:zg Her hushond is knoun in the gotes, uhen he sits omong
the elders o[ the lond.

Women should be like the women described in Prov 31, she must submit under her
husband (who sits in the gates) and stand her ground in fulfilling what YHVH made
her to be.

1Co 11:g-o But eoerg uomon uho progs or prophesies uith her heod
unoeiled dishonors her heod (hushondJ: [or thot is eoen the some os
i[ she uere shooed. (ó) 1or i[ the uomon is not oeiled, let her olso he
shorn. But i[ it is o shome [or o uomon to he shorn or shooen, let her
he oeiled.

There is an interesting link between this passage and the name Korah as we have
already seen to be the picture of rebellion. Paul instructed the woman to wear head
coverings because it is a symbol of submitting under authority. If she does not submit
under authority, she opens herself up to be used by the spirit of Jezebel.

1Co 11:g And 1 uish gou to knou thot the heod o[ eoerg mon is the
Messioh, ond the heod o[ uomon is the mon, ond the heod o[ Messioh
is Elohim.

It states in 1 Cor 11:6 that if she does not do this, she is dishonouring
her head or husband. In the previous verse you will see if a man do
wear a head covering, he dishonours his Head, which is Y’shua. If she
is without a covering she is the same as one who’s hear is shorn and
that causes shame. The word shorn has the same meaning as the word
“corach” that means ‘to shave’ and it is the root word for Korah’s name
who represents rebellion. Wearing a head covering while she prays or
discuss YHVH’s Word, is a symbol of her submitting under her husband
and she will not say anything that is in contrast with what he has taught her. In other
words, she then speaks ‘in the name of’ her husband similar to husbands speaking
‘in the Name of’ Messiah Y’shua. If you are under authority of Y’shua, you will only
say the things He said and teach the things He taught – then you are a true disciple
of Him. The husband is a picture of Messiah and husbands should teach and disciple
their wives and children so that they can speak the words he teach them.

Eph g:zz-za Wioes, suhject gourseloes to gour oun hushonds, os to
the Moster. (z() Becouse the hushond is heod o[ the ui[e, os olso the
Messioh is heod o[ the ossemhlg, ond He is Sooiour o[ the hodg.
(za) But os the ossemhlg is suhject to Messioh, so olso let the uioes he
to their oun hushonds in eoerg respect.

To show that you are under authority and covering of your husband, the
woman should wear head coverings during the discussions and
fellowship meetings where YHVH’s Word is discussed. This is an
outward sign of her submitting under YHVH’s authority. If a wife does
not submit under her husband, she will open her self up for rebellion and
cause strife in the Assembly. This is the task of the husbands; to see to
it that they sit at the Gates and disciple their wives not to be rebellious
and to support them in their walk with YHVH. In other words; he should be a Psalm 1
man and she should be a Prov 31 woman.

If a woman does not submit under their husbands, she will be the
‘stronger’ personality and will rule the house with their ‘coldness’
(uncovered/shorn) and emotional blackmail and their constant moaning
and groaning. She will wear the pants in the house and he must do as
she says to make her happy – a happy wife is a happy life. The man will
become ‘softer’ and the woman will become ‘stronger’ until the roles have
completely changed over. This order is wrong and will end up in conflicts
and disaster.

A woman can make or break a man and bring out the best or worst in her husband. A
man has the responsibility to rule his house and the woman has the ability to help
him to achieve that if he teaches her the wisdom he learned at the Gates. This will
either be an upward or downward cycle, depending on BOTH parties to fulfil their
roles within the relationship. The man and the woman must know their
responsibilities to bring out the best in the other. If the order is wrong, both parties
must introspection to find out what needs to be done to fix their lives so that they can
experience YHVH’s peace in their home. This is very important because the family
unit is the fundamental building block of the Assemble and Body of Messiah.

L Lu uc ci if fe er r – – T Th he e F Fa at th he er r o of f R Re eb be el ll li io on n

Pride and Rebellion is the sin that caused Lucifer to be cast
out from YHVH’s Kingdom.

1so 1a:1z-1g Hou gou ore [ollen [rom the heooens, O
shining stor, son o[ the morning! (Luci[erJ Hou gou
ore cut doun to the ground, gou uho ueokened the
notions! (:() 1or gou hooe soid in gour heort, 1 uill
go up to the heooens, 1 uill exolt mg throne ohooe the
stors o[ Elohim: 1 uill olso sit on the mount o[ the congregotion, in
the sides o[ the north. (:a) 1 uill go up ohooe the heights o[ the
clouds: 1 uill he like the Most High. (:=) Yet gou sholl he hrought
doun to hell, to the sides o[ the Pit.

Those who follow Lucifer, rebelling against the authority YHVH instituted, will get the
same reward namely destruction in the day of judgement. YHVH told Moses and the
Israelites to separate themselves from Korah and his followers because they will
receive judgement and anybody in their midst will be devoured with them. This is the
same thing that will happen at the end of time where YHVH instructs His people to
separate themselves from the people in the System of Babylon (rooted in rebellion),
so that they will not receive of the plagues prepared for Her (System).
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T Th he e S Si ix xt th h J Ju ud dg ge e - - T To ol la a - - Y Y’ ’s sh hu ua a G Ga at th he er ri in ng g H Hi is s B Br ri id de e. .

Jdg 1o:1 And o[ter Ahimelech there orose to de[end 1sroel, Tolo the
son o[ Puoh, the son o[ Dodo, o mon o[ 1ssochor. And he lioed in
Shomir in Mount Ephroim.

After Abimelech died YHVH raised Tola to rule over Israel for 23
years. Tola means ‘worm’ or ‘scarlet’. There is a specific worm, the
“tola'at shani “ that is used to make scarlet dye. When the worm is
killed, it gives of the scarlet color that can be used to color fabrics.
Puah means ‘mouth’ or ‘radiant’ and Dodo means ‘his beloved’ and
Issachar means ‘reward’. Defend is the word “yasha” that means ‘to
set free, to save, salvation’. This is also the root word for the Name
of the Son of YHVH, Y’shua. Shamir means ‘prison’ or thorn’ and
Ephraim is the name that represents the scattered tribes of Israel
that will be gathered back into the Kingdom again.

All these things mentioned here has to do with Y’shua, His Blood and the redemption
and salvation of His Beloved, the Bride who will also come from the lost Tribes and
Gentiles that are in the nations. There is a negative meaning of the word Shamir that
means thorn. This shows us that not all of Ephraim will enter in and they will be under
the curse of Jotham at the time of Y’shua’s Second Coming.

T Th he e S Se ev ve en nt th h J Ju ud dg ge e – – J Ja ai ir r - - B Br ro ok ke en n M Mi ir rr ro or rs s R Re ef fl le ec ct ti in ng g L Li ig gh ht t

After Tola died, he was buried in Shamir and YHVH raised
Jair who judged Israel for 22 years. Jair means ‘my light’ or
‘he who diffuses light’. This let me think of the spiritual
picture of YHVH being the light and we the mirrors who
reflect the light that He shines on us. If you put all the
scattered pieces of broken mirrors together, we will be able
to reflect ALL of YHVH’s LIGHT and we will have the full
revelation of Him. We should pursue Unity so that we can
have all the Light (Truth) and reflect His full Image into this
dark world.

Eph a:1g-1o But thot gou, speoking the truth in looe, mog in oll
things grou up to Him uho is the Heod, eoen Messioh: (:ó) [rom
uhom the uhole hodg, [itted together ond compocted hg thot uhich
eoerg joint supplies, occording to the e[[ectuol uorking in the
meosure o[ eoch port, producing the grouth o[ the hodg to the
edi[ging o[ itsel[ in looe.

R Ra ai is si in ng g C Ch hi il ld dr re en n t th ha at t W Wh ho or re e a af ft te er r o ot th he er r g go od ds s

Jdg 1o:o And the sons o[ 1sroel did eoil ogoin in the sight o[
YHVH ond seroed the Bools ond Ashtoreths, ond the gods o[
Sgrio, ond the gods o[ Sidon, ond the gods o[ Mooh, ond the
gods o[ the sons o[ Ammon, ond the gods o[ the Philistines.
And theg le[t YHVH, ond did not seroe Him.

Israel served seven gods of other nations:

1. God of Canaan - Baal - sacrifice children, god who overcame death.
2. Ashtoreths – goddess of fertility, sexuality and war. Incarnation of Ishtar the
moon goddess.
3. Gods of Syria – Atargatis, the mother of fertility goddesses of earth and water.
Symbols: ‘doves’ and ‘fishes’. She is half human and half fish – mermaid.
4. Gods of Sidon - Eshmun – goddess of healing, her name means ‘oil’.
5. Gods of Moab – Chemosh – sacrifice of children [Num 21:29]
6. Gods of Ammon – Molech – sacrifice of children.
7. Gods of Philistines – Dagon, the father of Baal. Half man and half fish.

They left the invisible God Who saved them numerous times and served other
visible gods found in the surrounding nations. This shows us that if you are
fleshly orientated, you will fall away from YHVH and it is very easy to backslide.
Where is your focus, on physical things or spiritual invisible things of YHVH?

YHVH was very angry with them and gave them over to the Philistines and the
Ammonites who oppressed them for 18 years. They cried unto YHVH and
pleaded with Him to free them from the oppression of their enemies. But
YHVH was angry with them and refused to help them.

Jdg 1o:1a Co ond crg to the gods uhich gou hooe chosen. Let
them delioer gou in the time o[ gour trihulotion.

YHVH mocked them and said that their gods must deliver them from their
tribulation. Why was He doing this? They repented with their lips and not
their hearts and still haven’t removed the other gods from their midst. It is no
good if you just add YHVH to your collection of gods. No, He must be the only God in
your life and there should be no other. He is a jealous El and He shares Himself with
no other god.

Exo zo:g You sholl not hou goursel[ doun to them, nor seroe them.
1or 1 YHVH gour Elohim om o jeolous Elohim, oisiting the iniquitg o[
the [others upon the sons to the third ond [ourth generotion o[ those
thot hote me,

Jealous is the word “qanna” that also means ‘purchase, jealousy as a husband has
for his wife’. YHVH saw Israel as His Bride and they accepted to be His ‘wife’ when
they accepted the Covenant at Mt Sinai. They committed idolatry when they served
other gods and it is seen in the same light as adultery. They did not commit adultery
with one other god, but they whore after seven other gods, which makes it very
serious. This is also prominent today where we see al lot of Assemblies who worship
YHVH in so many different ways and a lot of that has to do with mixing in different
pagan traditions (gods). We also see a lot of believers who do not rid their houses
from all the ‘visible gods’ or ornaments and material things, which are connected to
Why do you think that they followed after all these gods when they have so much
evidence in their history of how great YHVH is in delivering them. Why do they not
listen to Him in following His Commandments?

The answer is obvious; they did not teach their children the Ways
of YHVH and they grew up, playing with their pagan friends and
adapted to their ‘culture’, feasts, beliefs and even their false gods.
Does this sound familiar? Obedient parents and demanding
children. Parents that are to ‘scared’ to confront their children
because they honor the relationship with their child higher than to
rectify them. As in this time of Israel, we face the same situations
especially now with all the evil that is all around us as we draw
closer to the end time events.

Deu a:S-o And uho is o greot notion uhose Stotutes ond Judgments
ore so righteous os oll this Toroh uhich 1 set he[ore gou todog? (o)
Onlg toke heed to goursel[ ond keep gour soul core[ullg, lest gou
[orget the things uhich gour eges hooe seen, ond lest theg deport
[rom gour heort oll the dogs o[ gour li[e. But teoch them to gour
sons, ond gour sons' sons.

You have to stand up, take control over your families and teach them YHVH’s Ways
and the dangers of the pagan ways. It is your responsibility to teach your children
because they are an extension of your life. If you compromise, they will compromise
even more. “Monkey see monkey do” If you love your children, you will teach them
YHVH’s Ways and His Torah and you will lead them and teach them, living the right

F Fi in nd di in ng g ( (n ne ee ed di in ng g) ) a a L Le ea ad de er r

They have repented with their mouths but they have not yet removed the pagan gods
from among them. That is why YHVH said that He would not forgive them or help
them. Forgiveness is received form YHVH, which is a gift He presents to you AFTER
you have repented. In their situation, they first had to remove the foreign gods and
idols from their houses and then He ‘saved’ them.

Jdg 1o:1o And theg put ouog the stronge gods [rom omong them,
ond seroed YHVH. And His soul ucs moted bu the miseru o[ Isrcel.

The people repented and removed their false gods from their homes and went out to
find them a leader who can help them to overcome the Ammonites. In the past we
have seen that YHVH provided a Judge each time they cried out, this time YHVH
refused to listen to them and they had to find themselves a Leader. They went to the
land of Tob because they have heard of Jephthah, the Gilead, was a man of great
valor. Gilead as we have seen earlier, means ‘testimony’. Jephthah’s brothers kicked
him out of the land because he was the son of a harlot or strange woman or
concubine. Maybe it was because of the history what happened with Abimelech who
killed his brothers. Choosing to believe the worst; negative people.

Does this sound like Ephraim to you? Ephraim represents the ten tribes that were
scattered across the nations because of their idol worship and is indirectly “kicked out
of the land” and do not live with their “brothers” (Judah / Jews) any more, not even to
this day.
Jephtah did two
things right:

o He had faith in
o He called YHVH
to be the Judge
between Israel
and their
People need a leader and will seek one that they think will free them from their
calamities. You should be cautious of who you choose because if your motives are
wrong or if you are fleshly, you may choose the wrong leader:

zTi a:g-a 1or o time uill he uhen theg uill not endure sound
doctrine, hut theg uill heop up teochers to themseloes occording to
their oun lusts, tickling the eor. (a) And theg uill turn ouog their
eors [rom the truth ond uill he turned to mgths.

Was Japhtah a good choice? We will see in at the end of this study if Jephthah was a
good leader or if he led the people astray.

J Je ep ph ht th ha ah h h ha ad d g go oo od d Q Qu ua al li it ti ie es s - - F Fa ai it th h

Jephthah had a lot of zeal for YHVH and this is found in Jud 11:9

Jdg 11:S-o And the elders o[ Cileod soid to Jephthoh, 1or this reoson
ue turn ogoin to gou nou, so thot gou mog go uith us ond [ight
ogoinst the sons o[ Ammon, ond he our heod ooer oll the people o[
Cileod. (o) And Jephthoh soid to the elders o[ Cileod, 1[
gou hring me home ogoin to [ight ogoinst the sons o[
Ammon, ond YHVH delioers them he[ore me, sholl 1 he
gour heod?

Jephthah said that if YHVH gave him the victory, then he would be their
leader. Jephthah knew he was not chosen by YHVH and he expected
YHVH to give him the victory as a sign so that he could lead the people.
This was a sign of faith and took a lot of courage and because of his
faith; YHVH helped him and gave them the victory.

Jephthah did another good thing; he called YHVH to be the Judge and
judge between Ammon and Israel regarding the land, which was the
reason for the Ammonites to make war with Israel in the first place. If
you cannot solve a problem, call YHVH to be the Judge and He will resolve the issue
between you and the people out who are against you.

J Je ep ph ht th ha ah h h ha ad d s so om me e b ba ad d Q Qu ua al li it ti ie es s – – Z Ze ea al l w wi it th ho ou ut t T To or ra ah h

Jephthah was the product of rejection and that might have been the scar on his life
that caused him to have these bad qualities.
Jephthah – |DD¨ - means ‘he who opens’, Yod” ¨ means ‘Spirit’, “pey” D means
‘mouth’, “tav” D means ‘cross / stake which implies death’, “chet” | means ‘life’.

Pro 1S:zo-z1 A mon's hellg sholl he sotis[ied uith the [ruit o[ his
mouth: he sholl he sotis[ied uith the product o[ his lips. (z:) Deoth
ond li[e ore in the pouer o[ the tongue, ond those uho looe it sholl eot
the [ruit o[ it.

This was the case with Jephthah, he opened his mouth and death came out and he
the fruit of his lips that had bad consequences.
The “life” he had was his faith and his zeal and the “death” he had was the oath he
made without thinking (knowing Torah). This was an unintentional sin made in
ignorance but still had real bad consequences. I personally believe that the majority
of sin is committed through the mouth, speaking words that bind you to death. What
did Y’shua say about the mouth and words?

Mot 1z:go-g¬ But 1 sog to gou thot eoerg idle uord, uhoteoer men
mog speok, theg sholl gioe occount o[ it in the dog o[ judgment. ((;)
1or hg gour uords gou sholl he justi[ied, ond hg gour uords gou
sholl he condemned.

Words are more powerful than we think and Y’shua confirmed the fact that it will save
you or condemn you. Think about it. Proverbs say that you will live or die by your
words and you will be fed or go hungry on account of your words. Y’shua said that
you will give an account of every idle word that comes out from your mouth. What is
an idle word?

Idle is the Hebrew word “remiyah” that means: ‘laxness, slackness, slackening,
deceit, treachery’. It comes from the root “ram”, that means:’exalted’, ‘high place’,
‘to cast’, ‘to throw’, ‘to shoot (arrows)’. This is why slander is described as arrows
that are shot from behind a high place (pride) and you do not know where it
comes from. Idle has three main meanings in relation to words;

1) Barren, empty and unproductive words – scoffing.
z) Slander, shooting people from behind your evil hill of pride to break them
¤) Pride, words that elevate you where you make yourself to be seen by

Jdg 11:go-g1 And Jephthoh ooued o oou to YHVH ond soid, 1[ You
uill indeed gioe the sons o[ Ammon into mg hond, ((:) then it sholl
he thot uhoteoer comes out [rom the doors o[ mg house to meet me
uhen 1 return in peoce [rom the sons o[ Ammon, surelg it sholl
helong to YHVH, or 1 uill o[[er it up o hurnt o[[ering.

Was this a wise thing to do, to make a vow to offer whatever comes out from his
doors? What if an unclean animal came out, would YHVH accept that offering? As
we read in verse 34, we see that his daughter came out and he realize that he had
made a mistake because YHVH is not into human sacrifice either. This shows us that
Jephthah made a vow without knowing the Torah and without thinking. He could
have vowed to give one of his clean animals, the best from his house, to honor
YHVH, but instead made an open ended commitment with open possibilities.

Jdg 11:ga-gg And Jephthoh come to Mizpeh to his house, ond, hehold,
his doughter come out to meet him uith timhrels ond uith donces.
And she uos his onlg child. Besides her he hod neither son nor
doughter. ((=J And it hoppened uhen he sou her, he tore his clothes
ond soid, Alos, mg doughter! You hooe hrought me oerg lou, ond gou
ore one o[ those uho trouhle me. 1or 1 hooe opened mg mouth to
YHVH, ond 1 connot go hock.

Jephthah made a vow he could not back out form and he realized that his greatest
enemy was not the Ammonites, but his own mouth. She was dancing and celebrating
because of her father’s victory but his foolish tongue humbled him.
People may interpret this that Jephthah was under the inspiration of YHVH’s Spirit
when he made the vow to imply that YHVH wanted a human sacrifice because He
allowed her walk out of the house. This is not the case and shows us that YHVH
allows us to have a free will and He does not interfere with the consequences of our
bad decisions. YHVH can use your bad decision’s consequences and turn it into
something good, and that good is normally a change in you. This bad situation turned
into good because Jephthah was humbled.

There are a lot of believers like Jephthah who have a lot of zeal for YHVH but do not
know His Ways and His Torah and they are passionate but do not have the training
in His Word. We see in Jephthah’s name, that these people also have a ‘claim to
fame’ that they can hear from Ruach (Spirit - Yod” ¨). They think they hear from
YHVH but do not have the foundation of the Word / Torah that will help them discern
whether it was actually His Spirit speaking to them or only their thoughts. The Spirit
speaks with a small voice inside of us and can be mistaken for one of your own
thoughts. The Spirit does not take over your body and all your thoughts and leave
you to be an obedient puppet. No, YHVH’s Spirit prompts you to do something and it
is more like an “I have to do this now” feeling than physical words. The Spirit will also
make you feel bad if you have done something wrong and needs to repent, leading
you in set-apartness, away from sin, in line with His Word. If you think that all your
thoughts are from YHVH’s Spirit you are mistaken and will proclaim things Ruach told
you when Ruach did not say anything. People should be very careful when they say
things like this because you can end up being a wolf and not one of the sheep.

Eze zz:z¬-zS Her rulers in her midst ore like uoloes teoring the
preg, to shed blood cnd to destrou souls, to qet unjust qcin. (z8) And her
prophets hcte dcubed themseltes uith lime, seeing oonitg ond dioining lies
to them, soging, So sogs the Moster YHVH: uhen YHVH hos not

The Spirit of YHVH is known by two titles, ‘the Spirit of Truth’ and ‘the Set-Apart
Spirit’ or ‘Holy Spirit’. YHVH’s Spirit, in the first place, helps us to discern the Truth in
the Word and to reveal the Word to you. His Spirit will not say anything contrary to
His Word because His Spirit and His Son are “Echad” or One. The Holy Spirit is the
Spirit of Messiah.

Rom S:o ßut uou cre not in the [lesh but in the Spirit, i[ indeed the Spirit o[
Elohim duells in gou. And i[ ongone does not hooe the Spirit o[
Messioh, this one is not His.

YHVH’s Spirit is also known as the ‘Set-Apart Spirit’ that helps His people to live set
apart or holy lives. In this case, people like Jephthah, do not have the Truth of the
Word and assume what they do is inspired by YHVH’s Spirit. If it is contrary to His
Word, then it is not His Spirit! How do you know His Spirit from a false spirit? His
Spirit will speak in line with His Word and promote Holy set apart living.

People who are like Jephthah speak without thinking as seen in the vow he made to
YHVH. This reveals to us the third enemy from Chapter one, the Amorites meaning
‘blabbers’ or ‘talkers’. This is the enemy that ruled over Jephthah and caused him to
do something as stupid as that. He had the zeal and the faith to work and fight for
YHVH, but he did not have the training and the foundation of the Torah and his life
represents an immature believer who is has a lot of passion to do YHVH’s work but
needs more training in the Word.

Did Jephtah sacrifice his daughter in the end? Several contextual indicators support
this conclusion. First, the two-month period of mourning that Jephthah granted to his
daughter was not for the purpose of grieving over her impending loss of life, but over
the fact that she would never be able to marry. She bewailed her virginity
(bethulim)—not her death (11:37). Second, the text goes out of its way to state that
Jephthah had no other children: “[S]he was his only child. Besides her he had neither
son nor daughter” (11:34). For his daughter to be consigned to perpetual celibacy
meant the extinction of Jephthah’s family line—an extremely serious and tragic
matter to an Israelite (cf. Numbers 27:1-11; 36:1ff.). Third, the sacrifice is treated as
unfortunate—again, not because of any concern over her death, but because she
would not become a mother. After stating that Jephthah “did with her according to his
vow which he had vowed,” the inspired writer immediately adds, “and knew no man”
(11:39). This statement would be a completely superfluous and callous remark if she
had been put to death. Fourth, the declaration of Jephthah’s own sorrow (11:35)
follows immediately after we are informed that he had no other children (11:34).
Jephthah was not upset because his daughter would die a virgin. He was upset
because she would live and remain a virgin.

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Jdg 1o:1g-1o And the sons o[ 1sroel soid to YHVH, We
hooe sinned. Do You to us uhoteoer is good in Your
eges: onlg delioer us, ue prog You, todog. (:ó) And theg
put ouog the stronge gods [rom omong them, ond
seroed YHVH. And His soul uos grieoed hg the miserg
o[ 1sroel.

This is what YHVH has been waiting for; Israel broken before Him,
calling out in desperation for Him to save them. Bad situations come
upon you as a result of sin and the consequences are tailor made to
bring you back to the point you have fallen from. YHVH is in full
control of our lives and He even send your enemies against you to break your pride
and to change you so that your soul can be save at the end of the day.

Have you ever came to the point in your life where you were broken before YHVH
and pleaded with Him and asked Him to DO WHATEVER IS GOOD IN HIS EYES?
This is the prayer of true repentance and people reach this point when they accept
Y’shua in their lives. You must reach this point in your life and pray this prayer to
allow YHVH to take full control of your life. To be 100% committed to YHVH you have
to give yourself 100% to Him and trust Him that He knows best and that He will do
with you what is needed to change you into His Image. YHVH needs to hear this from
every one of us. Sit down and count the cost and make this commitment. Sit down
and ask YHVH to do whatever He wants to do with you; in your body, in your
finances, in your relationships, in your belongings. Give everything to Him so that He
can use it for His Glory. If you have done this, then you have truly repented and gave
your life fully unto Him. If not, make the time and pray this prayer so that He can
control your life and that He can change you. This is the test; if you have accepted
Y’shua in your life and your life has not changed DRAMATICALLY, then you HAVE
NOT truly repented. If you have done this before, make a recommitment and
rededicate your life to Him, and your life will never be the same.

They removed the foreign gods from their midst and served YHVH. As you can see,
true repentance is based upon three actions:

1. COMMIT to YHVH and make a conscious decision to
follow Him and to give yourself and all you have
totally to Him,
2. REMOVE things that came between you and YHVH
that will occupy your time and keep you from
focusing on your relationship with Him.
3. Follow Him actively, finding out what pleases Him
and DO IT.
We see the phrase “…His soul was grieved by the misery (wickedness) of Israel…”,
“His soul was grieved” is the word “qatar” that actually means, “His soul grew short”.
What does it mean if YHVH’s soul grew short? The word “qatar” is first found in
Scripture in Lev 19:9 where they “reap” the harvest. ‘Reap’ is the word “qatar” that
means to ‘cut short’. When you have fully repented, you are ready to be ‘reaped’ by
YHVH and this reaping process will happen at the end of time. For us to be ready for
the Reaping or Judgement of YHVH, we have to come to this point of commitment
and true repentance to be found favourable in the eyes of YHVH.

J Je ep ph ht th ha ah h K Ki il ll le ed d H Hi is s B Br ro ot th he er rs s

Jdg 1z:a-o And Jephthoh colled up oll the men o[ Cileod ond [ought
uith Ephroim. And the men o[ Cileod struck Ephroim, hecouse theg
soid, You Cileodites ore [ugitioes o[ Ephroim omong the Ephroimites
ond omong the Monossites. (=) And the Gilecdites tool the [ords o[ 1ordcn
be[ore the Ephrcimites. And it hoppened thot uhen one o[ those
Ephroimites uho hod escoped soid, Let me go ooer, the men o[ Cileod
soid to him, Are gou on Ephroimite? And he soid, No. (óJ And theg
soid to him, Pleose sog Shihholeth. And he soid, Sihholeth, [or he
could not monoge to pronounce it right. Then theg took him ond
killed him ot the possoges o[ Jordon. And there [ell ot thot time [ortg-
tuo thousond o[ the Ephroimites.

Ephraim wanted to burn Jephthah and his house for not allowing them to fight with
him. We saw the same issue when we looked at Gideon overcoming the Midianites,
the people rebuked him for not allowing hem to fight and it was driven by envy. We
see the same thing here; they envied Jephthah and wanted part of the fame. There
are a lot of parallels between Gideon and Jephthah that we can learn from:

Gideon Jephthah
YHVH Chose and anoint Gideon The people chose Jephthah
Israel repented and YHVH helped them by
raising a good leader.
Israel struggle to part from their gods and
YHVH didn’t want to help them.
YHVH sifted and chose Gideon’s army Jephthah choose his army
The 300 men had Godly attributes Jephthah’s army was ‘empty’ men
YHVH won the battle for them They fought and won the battle
The people envied and rebuked Gideon The people envied and wanted to burn
Gideon had the Word, humility and wanted
Unity (shophar).
Jephthah had faith and no Torah and his men
was Torah-less and killed his brothers.
Gideon loved and Judged his people Jephthah had disputes and killed his people.
Gideon ruled with peace for 40 years Jephthah ruled for only 3 years.

Jephthah fought against Ephraim and killed them over trivial issues. We see in
verse six that some of the Ephraimites wanted to join Gilead, they were caught
out on the way they “pronounce a word”, and were killed. The word they had to
pronounce was “Shibboleth” that means; ‘a flowing stream, a branch (tribe) and
an ear of grain’. This shows us that these people representing the Body of
Messiah will kill (attack and slander and rebuke) each other if they have a slightly
different take on the Word (stream of water), and on the ‘branch’ (tribe), or their
These are very heated discussions and arguments amongst the Messianics and
Christians today. They also fought over the ‘ear of grain’. Grain is found in the
following passage:

Amo o:o-1g 1or lo, 1 uill commond, ond 1 uill shoke the house o[
1sroel omong oll the notions, os one shokes uith o sieoe, get not o
groin sholl [oll to the eorth. (:o) All the sinners o[ Mg people sholl
die hg the suord, uho sog, the eoil sholl not drou neor, or come in
[ront o[ us. (::J 1n thot dog 1 uill roise up the hooth o[ Dooid (Neu
JerusolemJthot hos [ollen, ond close up its hreoks: ond 1 uill roise
up its ruins, ond 1 uill huild it os in the dogs o[ old: (:z) so thot
theg mog possess the remnont o[ Edom, ond o[ oll the notions on
uhom Mg nome is colled, sogs YHVH uho is doing this. (:()
Behold, the dogs come, sogs YHVH, thot the ploumon ond the
reoper sholl drou neor, the treoder o[ gropes, ond he uho drous
olong the seed. And the mountoins uill drip must, ond oll the hills
uill he dissoloed.

This is a prophecy that spans over the timeframe of the Tribulation and the coming
down of the New Jerusalem (rebuilding the Booth of David), and is very relevant to
us today. We have seen all the attributes in Jephthah and his men and the people of
Israel, it all points to our time, the time before the end. YHVH says is Amos 9:9 that
He will SHAKE the house of Israel (Body + Bride) that is in the nations and will SIFT
them to gather all the GRAIN and so that not one is lost. All the sinners will die, those
who did not adhere to the Word and cleansed themselves and who lived like pigs
rolling in grace, but no evil shall come near His true people. This is referring to the
Tribulation that is coming, the BIG SIFTING process where the calamities and
oppression and terrible circumstances will sift His grain (people) out of the nations
and its System so that they will not receive the plagues and be saved. This topic of
the Tribulation and the Rapture are also serious points of discussion and many
people ‘kill’ others with different opinion, slandering them and calling them false
prophets. These are the things believers fight amongst one another and this cause
division and these ‘small’ issues causes ‘death’ and disunity in the Body of Messiah.
We should not be like Jephtah and allow small differences in interpretation of the
Scripture to maintain unity. People need the Word to rid them from ignorance and

J Je ep ph ht th ha ah h a an nd d h hi is s A Ar rm my y o of f “ “e em mp pt ty y” ” m me en n . .

Jephthah had an army made up of “empty” or ‘vain’ men. [Jud 11:3]. Vain is first used
in Scripture in Gen 37:24 where Joseph’s brothers cast him into a pit that was “vain”
or “empty” and there was no water in it. One would expect water in a pit and in the
same sense we would expect that the people fighting for Israel would be men of
character, people who have a lot of Word (water) in them, who bear the fruit of the
Spirit, but this was not the case here. These men were fruitless and their leader was
an outcast, yet YHVH used them to win the battle against the Ammonites because of
Jephthah’s faith. Who are they a picture of?

I see a lot of fighting amongst the “Brothers”, leaders not knowing the Torah but only
have faith. The people in rebellion against their leaders. People fighting in the battle
that are ‘empty’ and who have no Word (water/Torah). Leaders killing the ‘Brothers”
over trivia. (will look into that next). This sounds like the Church today where leaders
are chosen by the people because they ‘tickle their ears’, they are not skilled in the
Word and they do not teach them Torah.
The leaders feed off the flock (prosperity teachings) and the people ‘crucify’ their
leaders if they do not comply to their standards and either leave or start another
denomination. They have a lot of ‘gods’ or pagan symbols in their homes and follow
feasts that have pagan intermixing or pagan roots. This is a true representation of the
Body of Messiah today where Ephraim (believers in Jesus & Y’shua) are doing
whatever they think is right and follow the Teachers and Shepherds that THEY like
and you can’t blame them because a good shepherd is hard to find. This is the
Church described in Revelation and it is called Babylon. People think they will be
raptured before the Tribulation, because the Church is not mentioned during the
Tribulation, but they do not release that they are described as a confused Church
part of called Babylon. YHVH commandment to His people who are trapped in this
System is to come out of it by returning to Torah.

Because of YHVH’s grace and because of the people’s faith, they occasionally have
victories over the enemy. Ammon was their greatest enemy and Ammon means
‘tribal’ and ‘inbred’. People today are very ‘tribal’ and click together on the grounds of
their interpretation of the Word. We saw this when we looked at the word “Shiboleth”
and confirm the disputes regarding the Word and ‘tribal’ issues. There are over
38000 tribes or Denominations in the Body of Messiah today that say that they
believe in Jesus as the Messiah. They inbreed with the cultures among which they
live and casually adapt to their ways to make their ‘exile’ pleasurable. They do not
release that they are Ephraim who is part of Israel and that they are grafted into
Israel through the blood of Jesus (Y’shua).

This is a picture of the Seventh Church mentioned in Revelation, the Church called

Reo g:1g-zo 1 knou gour uorks, thot gou ore neither cold nor hot. 1
uould thot gou uere cold or hot. (:ó) So hecouse gou ore lukeuorm,
ond neither cold nor hot, 1 uill oomit gou out o[ Mg mouth. (:;)
Becouse gou sog, 1 om rich ond increosed uith goods ond hooe need
o[ nothing, ond do not knou thot gou ore uretched ond miserohle
ond poor ond hlind ond noked, (:8J 1 counsel gou to hug [rom Me
COLD puri[ied hg [ire, so thot gou mog he rich: ond WH1TE
CLOTH1NC, so thot gou mog he clothed, ond so thot the shome o[
gour nokedness does not oppeor. And onoint gour eges uith EYE
SALVE, so thot gou mog see. (:o) As mong os 1 looe, 1 rehuke ond
chosten: there[ore he zeolous ond REPENT. (zoJ Behold, 1 stond ot
the door ond knock. 1[ ongone heors Mg ooice ond opens the door, 1
uill come in to him ond uill dine uith him ond he uith Me.

This Church was:

o Luke warm – mixed YHVH’s things (hot) with pagan things (cold) and this
confuses them and cause them to loose their passion. YHVH will spit you out
if you do not repent.
o They are rich – Prosperity doctrine, but they are naked (fruits of sin). They
need white clothes and need to wash it in the Word (Torah).
o Buy purified gold (Godliness, Holiness, set-Apartness)
o Anoint your eyes with salve, remove the spiritual blindness and SEE the
o YHVH will chasten you (Tribulation and oppression) in order to be humbled
and to repent.
o YHVH stands at the door and knock, asking you to come out of this System
and to repent and follow Him.
There are a lot of conflicts among those who go back to their Hebrew Roots and
those from the 38000 and they kill (slander) each other in the process and many die
spiritually and go in isolation. The only way this can be resolved is by making
everybody humble and we have seen how YHVH does this, by bringing a time of
Tribulation and then a time of restoration, uniting everybody through His Judges
under submission of the Torah. Jephthah ruled for three years and died and was
buried in one of the Cities of Gilead. He had a short reign because of his evil doings
and this shows us that a righteous Judge like Gideon ruled for 40 years. YHVH will
not let the unjust get away and the consequences of their sin will shorten their trip to

T Th he e N Ni in nt th h J Ju ud dg ge e – – I Ib bz za an n – – T Th he ey y w we er re e B Ba ad d b bu ut t b be ec ca am me e G Go oo od d a ag ga ai in n. .

Jdg 1z:S-1o And o[ter him 1hzon o[ Bethlehem judged 1sroel. (o) And
he hod thirtg sons ond thirtg doughters uhom he sent ohrood, ond
took in thirtg doughters [rom ohrood [or his sons. And he judged
1sroel seoen geors. (:o) Then 1hzon died, ond uos huried ot

Izban means ‘father of a target; father of coldness or father of the thorn’ and ’ their
whiteness’ He ruled seven years and looking at the meaning of his name, it implies
that he was not a good Judge and had a short reign like Jephthah. His name also
refer to thorns and this give us the impression that he might also have been like
Abimelech (Gideon’s son who overthrew the Leadership). Looking at the duration of
his reign and the positive meaning of his name, ‘their whiteness’, gives us the idea
that he was more righteous than Jephthah.

T Th he e T Te en nt th h J Ju ud dg ge e – – E El lo on n – – R Re eg ga ai in ni in ng g S St tr re en ng gt th h

Jdg 1z:11-1z And o[ter him Elon, o Zehulonite, judged 1sroel. And he
judged 1sroel ten geors. (:z) And Elon the Zehulonite died, ond uos
huried in Aijolon, the lond o[ Zehulun.

Elon means ‘oak; grove; strong’. Elon’s name shows us that he was a strong leader and
he reigned for ten years. There is a slight progression in the number of years they
reigned and this shows us that they were slowly moving back to YHVH’s Ways,
growing strong following His Torah. They are not quite there yet because the longest
reign was 40 years under the leadership of Othniel, Deborah and Gideon. Israel had
peace for 80 years after Ehud ruled, but it does not state that he reigned for 80 years.

T Th he e E El le ev ve en nt th h J Ju ud dg ge e – – A Ab bd do on n – – T Th he e F Fi in na al l J Ju ud dg ge em me en nt t

Jdg 1z:1g-1g And o[ter him Ahdon the son o[ Hillel,
o Pirothonite, judged 1sroel. (:a) And he hod [ortg
sons ond thirtg grondsons, uho rode on seoentg
oss colts. And he judged 1sroel eight geors. (:=)
And Ahdon the son o[ Hillel the Pirothonite died,
ond uos huried in Pirothon in the lond o[ Ephroim,
in the mount o[ the Amolekites.

Abdon means: ‘servant; cloud of judgment’. Hillel means: ‘he that praises’. They were
Pirathonites that means: ‘his dissipation (scatter) or deprivation (take away); his rupture
(split)’. All of these meanings point to one thing, the Judgment of YHVH.
People will be divided, the sheep from the goats, people will be scattered and will move
out of the Cities to be led by YHVH through the Tribulation. There will be people who will
praise Him, those are His Flock and His Servants who will listen to His Voice and follow
Him through this terrible time. They will be gathered and taken away before that last
Plagues hit the earth in its final judgment. There will also be people who curse Him and
they are His enemies who will be destroyed with the System of Satan.

The story of Jephthah and the other three judges reveals to us the timeframe form before
the Tribulation, right through till the end of the Tribulation and YHVH’s Judgment. We will
start of with chaos (Jephthah) and will slowly be led by anointed people who will are more
righteous and the people they lead will also learn YHVH’s ways as they go through the
terrible time of the Tribulation. The last Judge, Abdon, shows us the end of the
Tribulation and the beginning of something new (he reigned for 8 years – new
beginnings). This will be the beginning of the 1000-year reign of Messiah and His Bride
where they will start of with the Marriage Festival. After the 1000-year period, those who
are still on the earth and who rebel against YHVH will be devoured by fire from heaven
and Satan and his followers will be cast into the lake of fire.

Reo zo:1-1g And I scu c messenqer cominq doun [rom the hecten, hctinq the
leu to the pit o[ the deep cnd c qrect chcin in his hcnd. (z) And he seized the
drogon, the serpent o[ old, uho is the Deoil ond Soton, ond hound
him [or o thousond geors, (() ond he threu him into the pit o[ the
deep, ond shut him up, ond set o seol on him, so thot he should leod
the notions no more ostrog until the thousond geors uere ended.
And o[ter thot he hos to he releosed [or o little uhile. (a) And I scu
thrones - cnd theu sct on them, cnd judqment ucs qiten to them - cnd the lites
o[ those uho hcd been behecded beccuse o[ the uitness theu bore to Y'shuc cnd
beccuse o[ the Word o[ Elohim, cnd uho did not uorship the becst, nor his
imcqe, cnd did not receite his mcrl upon their [orehecds or upon their hcnds.
And theu lited cnd reiqned uith Messich [or c thouscnd uecrs (=) (cnd the rest
o[ the decd did not come to li[e until the thouscnd uecrs uere ended) - this is the
[irst resurrection. (ó) ßlessed cnd set-cpcrt is the one hctinq pcrt in the [irst
resurrection. The second decth possesses no cuthoritu oter these, but theu shcll
be priests o[ Elohim cnd o[ Messich, cnd shcll reiqn uith Him c thouscnd uecrs.
(;) And uhen the thousond geors hooe ended, Soton sholl he releosed
[rom his prison, (8) ond he sholl go out to leod the notions ostrog
uhich ore in the [our corners o[ the eorth, Cog ond Mog og , to gother
them together [or hottle, uhose numher is os the sond o[ the seo. (o)
And theu ccme up oter the brecdth o[ the ecrth cnd surrounded the ccmp o[ the
set-cpcrt ones cnd the beloted citu. And [ire come doun [rom Elohim out
o[ the heooen ond consumed them. (:o) And the detil, uho led them
cstrcu, ucs throun into the lcle o[ [ire cnd sulphur uhere the becst cnd the
[clse prophet cre. And theu shcll be tortured dcu cnd niqht [oreter cnd eter.
(::) And I scu c qrect uhite throne cnd Him uho ucs sittinq on it, [rom uhose
[cce the ecrth cnd the hecten [led cucu, cnd no plcce ucs [ound [or them. (:z)
And 1 sou the deod, smoll ond greot, stonding he[ore the throne, ond
hooks uere opened. And onother hook uos opened, uhich is the Book
o[ Li[e. And the deod uere judged [rom uhot uos uritten in the
hooks, occording to their uorks. (:() And the sec qcte up the decd uho
uere in it, cnd decth cnd the qrcte qcte up the decd uho uere in them. And
theu uere judqed, ecch one cccordinq to his uorls. (:a) And the decth cnd the
qrcte uere throun into the lcle o[ [ire. This is the second decth. (:=) And i[
ongone uos not [ound uritten in the Book o[ Li[e, he uos throun into
the loke o[ [ire.

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S Su um mm me er ry y - - W Wh ha at t h ha av ve e l le ea ar rn ne ed d s so o f fa ar r? ?

We have started with the first three Judges, Othniel – the Ideal Judge, Ehud – the
Judge in training and Deborah – the Collective Judge or Bride. We also dealt with the
Four Giants or Relationships and the First enemy - the Flesh. Gideon and his 300
men represent the Bride that will fight the enemy and Israel that will rebuke them.

Then we met Abimelech, the rebel who overthrew authority, he was a bad judge who
elected himself as Ruler. After Abimelech Tola and Jair ruled over Israel and things
did not improve much. YHVH gathered His people back together and work to heal
their brokenness.

Then we met Jephthah, a man chosen by the people who had zeal and faith, but
knew no Torah. We also saw the Third and Forth Enemies – the tongue (speaking
without thinking) and the Anti-Torah spirit that caused a lot of problems. Ibzam, Elon
and Abdon succeeded him. They represent the time prior to the Tribulation, until the
day of Judgement. Where does Samson fit in, can it possibly be the time period
during the Seventh Millennium? Throughout this study you will see conformation after
conformation that this is actually the 1000-year period after the Tribulation. During
the 1000-years, YHVH will rise up people to help them to learn His Ways. The
Timeline would then look as follows:

Now here’s a brief summary of Rev 20 of each verse to give us an overview of the
end time events and where the 1000-years fit in to relation to the judgment of YHVH.

o vs. 1 - An angel descends from heaven with a key and a chain.
o vs. 2 - He binds Satan for 1000 years.
o vs. 3 - During the 1000 years Satan cannot deceive the nations any more.
o vs. 4 - Martyrs are resurrected to reign with Y’shua The Messiah for 1000
o vs. 5a - The rest of the dead will be raised at the end of the 1000 years.
o vs. 6 - Those in the first resurrection will reign as Priests with Y’shua for 1000
years over those who were still alive during the 1000 years.
o vs. 7 - Satan will be loosed at the end of the 1000 years for a short time.
o vs. 8 – After this the rest of the dead will be raised with the people who lived
and multiplied through the 1000 years and Satan will try to deceive them all.
Jephthah - Abdon
period - Tribulation
- First Judgement -
First Resurrection -
- First War -
1000-Year Rest
Narriage Feast
Y'shua's Final Coming
- Final Judgment -
Second Resurrection -
- Second War
(Gog 8 Nagog)
- New Jerusalem -
Y'shua's First
Othniel - Jair
Now - Spiritual
Warfare and
There will be billions of people - like the sand of the sea. They are called Gog
and Magog. Satan gathers them for a final battle.
o vs. 9 - Satan and this host surround YHVH's City. Fire will come down and
devour them.
o vs. 10 - Satan, the Beast, and the False Prophet end up in this lake of fire.
o vs. 11 - Before this fire falls, a final judgment occurs.
o vs. 12 - All the resurrected lost are judged.
o vs. 13 - Another description of the resurrected lost being judged.
o vs. 14 - Death and Hell [Hades-Grave] are cast into the lake of fire, which is
the second death.
o vs. 15 - All the resurrected lost are cast into the lake of fire.

1 10 00 00 0 Y Ye ea ar rs s o of f P Pe ea ac ce e – – W Wi il ll l t th he er re e b be e p pe eo op pl le e o on n t th he e E Ea ar rt th h? ?

Bible Scholars tend to confuse the 1000-year Millennium of peace with the time after the
New Jerusalem that will came down. The 1000-year peace is the Sabbatical Millennium
or the Seventh Day and this period will end after the destruction of YHVH’s enemies by
fire and the coming down of the New Jerusalem to earth. This is the starting of the Eighth
Millennium or the Eighth Day – 8 means new beginnings. We will look at all the
supporting verses to proof this and bring some clarity regarding this subject.

1so 11:a-1g But uith righteousness He sholl judge the poor, ond sholl
decide uith uprightness [or the meek o[ the eorth. And He sholl strike
the eorth uith the rod o[ His mouth, ond uith the hreoth o[ His lips
He sholl slog the uicked. (=) And righteousness sholl he the girdle o[
His loins, ond [oith[ulness the girdle o[ His heort.
(ó) Also the uol[ sholl duell uith the lomh, ond the leopord sholl lie
doun uith the kid: ond the col[ ond the cuh lion ond the [otling
together: ond o little child sholl leod them. (;) And the cou ond the
heor sholl [eed: their goung ones sholl lie doun together: ond the lion
sholl eot strou like the ox. (8) And the suckling child sholl plog on
the hole o[ the osp, ond the ueoned child sholl put his hond on the
odder's den. (oJ Theg sholl not hurt nor destrog in oll Mg holg
mountoin: [or the eorth sholl he [ull o[ the knouledge o[ YHVH, os
the uoters cooer the seo. (:o) And in thot dog there sholl he the Root
o[ Jesse stonding [or o honner o[ the people: to Him the notions sholl
seek: ond His resting ploce sholl he glorious. (::) And it sholl he in
thot dog, YHVH sholl ACA1N set His hond, the SECOND T1ME, to
recooer the remnont o[ His people thot remoins, [rom Assgrio ond
[rom Eggpt, ond [rom Pothros, ond [rom Ethiopio, ond [rom Persio,
ond [rom Shinor, ond [rom Homoth, ond [rom the coosts o[ the seo.
(:z) And He sholl li[t up o honner [or the notions, ond sholl gother
the outcosts o[ 1sroel ond gother together the scottered
ones o[ Judoh [rom the [our corners o[ the eorth. (:()
And the enog o[ Ephroim sholl deport, ond the [oes o[
Judoh sholl he cut o[[: Ephroim sholl not enog Judoh,
ond Judoh sholl not trouhle Ephroim.

The judgment described here is where YHVH will smite His enemies
with the Sword of His mouth; this is the Battle of Armageddon, the
battle that takes place at the end of the Great Tribulation, just before
the 1000-year period.

Reo 1o:1g And out o[ His mouth goes o shorp suord, thot uith it He
should smite the notions. And He sholl shepherd them uith o rod o[
iron. And He treods the uinepress o[ the [ierceness ond uroth o[ Èl

This period is also known as the Winepress where His enemies will be oppressed to
make them humble so that some of them might repent and accept Him as their

In Isa verse 11 we read that YHVH will recover the remnant of His people for a
SECOND TIME. When was the first time? This was the time up to and during the
Great Tribulation, where He gathered the Righteous people, the living and the dead
(First Resurrection), who are known as the Bride, to be with Him and reign during this
1000-years. The Second gathering will happen at the end of the 1000-years where
the people will be Judged, the living and the dead (Second Resurrection). Satan will
be absent during the 1000-year period and that is why it is referred to as the
Millennium of Peace.

1so og:1¬-zg 1or, hehold, 1 creote neu
heooens ond o neu eorth. And the things
he[ore uill not he rememhered, nor come to
mind. (:8) But he glod ond rejoice [oreoer in
thot uhich 1 creote: [or hehold, 1 creote
Jerusolem o rejoicing, ond her people o jog.
(:o) 1 uill rejoice in Jerusolem, ond 1 uill
rejoice in Mg people: ond the ooice o[
ueeping uill no more he heord in her, nor
the ooice o[ crging he heord in her. (zoJ
There uill not he on in[ont, nor on old mon
thot hos not [illed his dogs. 1or the child uill die o hundred geors
old: hut the sinner uho is o hundred geors old uill he despised. (z:)
And theg uill huild houses ond lioe in them: ond theg uill plont
oinegords ond eot their [ruit. (zz) Theg uill not huild, ond onother
lioe in them: theg uill not plont, ond onother eot. 1or like the dogs o[
o tree ore the dogs o[ Mg people, ond Mg elect uill long enjog the
uork o[ their honds. (z() Theg uill not lohor in ooin, nor hring [orth
[or terror. 1or theg ore the seed o[ the helooed o[ YHVH, ond their
o[[spring uith them. (za) And it uill he, he[ore theg coll 1 uill
onsuer: ond uhile theg ore still speoking, 1 uill heor. (z=J The uol[
ond the lomh uill [eed together, ond the lion uill eot strou like the
ox: ond dust uill he the [ood o[ the snoke. Theg uill not hurt nor
destrog in oll Mg holg mountoin, sogs YHVH.

We see again the ‘lion and the lamb’ dwelling in peace together and this confirms
what we saw in Isaiah 11 describing the 1000-year peace period. Isaiah 65:17-25
clearly mentions Jerusalem and its people. There’s no justification for thinking of this
as anything other than a passage pertaining to Israel in the Millennium. Remember,
for Israel the Millennium is the promised Kingdom Age, so it doesn’t make any sense
to have a Millennium without them in their land. Jewish believers who survive the
Great Tribulation will live in Israel during the Millennium while believing Gentile
survivors will populate the nations. They and their children will live on Earth during
the Millennium. Look closely at Isaiah 65:20-25. We are told that during this era a
person who is a hundred years old when they die will still be regarded as a child,
people will be able to live for a 1000 years.
to Y’shua
The era is known as the Millennium of Peace which is also the Seventh Millennium or
Rest according the Seven Day pattern of Creation. It must mean that the human
lifespan is restored to what it was before the Flood. This time is a mirror image of the
Pattern that started in the Garden of Eden and will end in the Garden of Eden state;
ie the New Jerusalem. There was a time where people lived a thousand years after
being expelled from the Garden, and there will be a time the people live a thousand
years before they are restored back into the “Garden” called the New Jerusalem.

Restoration of Creation

1so oo:1g-1o 1or, hehold, YHVH uill come uith [ire, ond
uith His choriots like o tempest, to re[resh His onger uith
[urg, ond His rehuke uith [lomes o[ [ire. (:ó) 1or hg [ire
ond hg His suord YHVH uill execute judgment uith oll
[lesh: ond the sloin o[ YHVH uill he mong. (:;) Those uho
soncti[g themseloes, ond puri[g themseloes to go into the
gordens, hehind one tree in the middle, eoting suine's [lesh,
ond the hote[ul thing, ond the mouse, uill he cut o[[
together, sogs YHVH. (:8) 1or 1 knou their uorks ond their
thoughts: it comes to gother oll the notions ond the
tongues: ond theg uill come ond see Mg glorg. (:o) And 1
uill set o sign omong them, ond 1 uill send those uho escope [rom
them to the notions, to Torshish, Pul, ond Lud, drouers o[ the hou: to
Tuhol, ond Jooon, to the [or ouog coosts thot hooe not heord Mg
[ome, nor hooe seen Mg glorg. And theg uill declore Mg glorg omong
the notions. (zo) And theg uill hring oll gour hrothers [or on o[[ering
to YHVH out o[ oll notions on horses, ond in choriots, ond in litters,
ond on mules, ond on comels, to Mg holg mountoin Jerusolem, sogs
Jehoooh, os the sons o[ 1sroel hring on o[[ering in o cleon oessel into
the house o[ YHVH. (z:) And 1 uill olso toke some o[ them [or priests
ond [or Leoites, sogs YHVH. (zzJ 1or os the neu heooens ond the
neu eorth, uhich 1 uill moke stond he[ore Me, sogs YHVH, so uill
gour seed ond gour nome stond. (z() And it uill he, [rom one neu
moon to onother, ond [rom one Sohhoth to onother, oll [lesh uill
come to uorship he[ore Me, sogs YHVH.

Isaiah 66:16 does say that the slain of YHVH will be many, but it does not say that
there will be no survivors. Reading all of the last three chapters of Isaiah shows that
the opposite is true. Please take another look at chap. 66, verses 18 to 23. It tells us
again that physical Israelites will be brought to Israel by the Gentiles after this
destruction. This destruction is the final battle after the 1000-year period where
YHVH will consume the earth with fire when they who are deceived by Satan try to
attack Jerusalem. [Zac 14]. Then they will go to His Holy Mountain in Jerusalem and
sacrifice to YHVH and celebrate His days of worship.

Garden of
First Judgment
Adam & Eve
from the Garden
Second Judgment
Flood of Noah
People live up
to 1000 years
People live up
to 1000 years
Third Judgment
Tribulation -
Final Judgment
With Fire
Gog & Magog
With Fire
Peace Adam to Noah
Y’shua to
Note that the people sanctified themselves in the Gardens before the final
Judgement by Fire (Gog & Magog). We have seen in Isaiah 11 and 65 that there will
be peace and people will live in harmony and all the animals will be living together
without hostility. This proofs that YHVH will first restore Nature and then Man. When
man sinned in the Garden of Eden, YHVH cursed the ground (nature) and cursed
man. His restoration process is the reversing of these bad consequinces and as in
His Creation, He will first restore the Land before He will restore Man. Man is fully
restored after the battle of Gog and Magog and after that YHVH will come down with
His Glory and live with us in the New Jerusalem forever. His Kingdom will then be
fully restored.

1so za:g-a The lond sholl he completelg emptied, ond utterlg
stripped: [or YHVH hos spoken this Word. (aJ The eorth mourns ond
longuishes: the uorld droops ond longuishes: the proud people o[ the
eorth droop (sick, mourn, ueokJ.

This verse confirms the destruction of the earth and it’s people with the Sword of His
mouth (His Word), and after this judgement and separation, there will be mourning
and languishing AND there will be people left on the earth who will be sick, weak and
will mourn. With all this evidence we clearly see that there will be survivors after the
Tribulation and who will survive it and who will be living on the earth during the
Millennium of peace (Winepress). They will go through this time to learn YHVH’s
Ways and follow His Torah as well as the restoration of the Temple of Ezekiel.

W Wh ho o a ar re e t th he e p pe eo op pl le e w wh ho o w wi il ll l b be e o on n t th he e e ea ar rt th h d du ur ri in ng g t th he e 1 10 00 00 0- -y ye ea ar r
P Pe er ri io od d? ?

Samson was a Nazarite from birth and ‘nazarite’
comes from the root word “nazir” that one of the
meanings is ‘not to prune the vine’. We have
come across this phrase in Judges 8 where the
men of Sukkoth did not assist Gideon and his men
when they went after the enemy’s leaders, and also
in judges 9 where Abimelech took over the authority
by force. In those two events these people depicted
believers or “brothers in the Faith” who had not
believe in unity or to follow the lead of YHVH’s
chosen. In the second case, they overthrew the
leadership and “killed” the appointed leaders.
These are the rebellious, arrogant and selfish followers of Jesus or Y’shua who will not
make it as the Bride but are part of the Body of Christ or the Messiah. These are also the
followers of the false teachers who disregarded the Torah and who had no real blessing
(hedge around the Garden), no wall (Torah) and who lived on the edge of backsliding
and destruction.

It mentions the men of Sukkot (meaning tents) and I believe
these people will dwell in tents because the System will be
completely destroyed and there will not be much left other than
ruins after the earthquakes at the end of Tribulation. They will be
people who with a religious background; Christians and people
who did not know and did not follow YHVH’s Ways. This clears
up the confusion around the two verses that states that not many
will go in through the ‘narrow gate’ and the verse that says that
there will be a great multitude that cannot be numbered before
the Throne of YHVH that will be saved. After this 1000-year period, there will be people
who will learn the Ways of YHVH and they will become a great multitude (multiplying to
become billions), especially if they all live a 1000 years and have children and multiply as
well. This is only my opinion on this and is not necessarily a fact.

Jdg 1g:1-z And the sons o[ 1sroel did eoil ogoin in the sight o[ YHVH.
And YHVH delioered them into the honds o[ the Philistines [ortg
geors. (z) And there uos o certoin mon o[ Zoroh, o[ the [omilg o[ the
Donites, uhose nome uos Monooh. And his ui[e uos horren ond did
not heor.

Among these people will be secular leaders and spiritual leaders and the majority will be
followers of these people. Samson depicts a Spiritual Leader that will lead the people as
a Judge during this time and he will fight against the Philistines (unbelievers). Who are
the Philistines and who will they represent? Philistine means: ‘those who dwell in
villages’. It comes from the root word “palash” that means: ’land of sojourners, mourning
and ashes’, “palash” is first found in Scripture in Jer 6:26.

Jer o:zo O doughter o[ mg people, put on sockcloth, ond uollou in
oshes: moke mourning [or goursel[, os [or on onlg son, most hitter
ueeping: [or the roooger sholl suddenlg come on us.

This sets the mood of the people who will on the earth during this time and many people
might be ill, in a state of mourning and full of bitterness. Some of them might feel remorse
and others might be angry with YHVH for judging them in this way. The Philistines were
the inhabitants of Pelesheth and are known as Pelishtites that means ‘Judges or
Destroyers’. As we have seen in this series of studies, Judges are leaders but some of
these leaders were destroyers. Samson represents the Spiritual Judge or Leader, and
this means that the Philistines represent the secular Rulers or Leaders and their followers
will fight against the establishment of YHVH’s Ways during this time on the earth.

The people that will be on the earth during the 1000-year period will be:

o The people of Succoth – Believers in Jesus & Y’shua, Brothers in faith, who did
not support the Bride and did not submit under the leaders YHVH raised to
govern His people prior to the Tribulation. They suffered form Pride, Fear and
Envy and were brought to the ‘edge of destruction’ (Tribulation). They feared
Satan and his powers more (man made, Satan invented System) than they
feared YHVH. They envied the dedicated people of YHVH and were too proud to
submit under His Leaders. (Typically the majority of Christians)
o People who were ignorant and did not know. They are ignorant of YHVH and
his Ways but did not follow the main stream System and will not be destroyed
with it.
o The Philistines – people form across the board that come in protest against
YHVH and His people because of what has happened during the Tribulation.
Mostly unbelievers and rebels.
o Judges like Samson – People YHVH will use to govern man and to lead them
against the ‘battle of the flesh’ and against ‘pressures of man’. Satan will be
bound and his System will be destroyed and this leaves these people with their
enemies, ‘fleshly desires’ and ‘influence by negative people’.

We are now going to look into the life of Samson to give us more insight into this
period and find out what YHVH wants us to learn. Hopefully we are all part of the
Bride and would not have to go through the 1000-years on the earth, but rather be
with YHVH and Y’shua, ruling and reigning with Him.

T Th he e T Tw we el lv ve e J Ju ud dg ge e – – S Sa am ms so on n - - T Th he e 1 10 00 00 0- -Y Ye ea ar r o of f R Re es st t o or r S Sa ab bb ba at th h

We have seen that Samson, in the timeline of the Book of Judges, follows after the
Judgment (Abdon) and he will be the type of Judge that YHVH will use during the
1000-year period.

Samson is one of the Judges that does not fit the criteria of a godly Judge as we
have seen in the previous sections. He is more of a fleshy guy like Arnold
Schwarzenegger who was not very spiritual and people admire him for his physical
fleshly strength. Physical people would find him as an attractive leader because of
his physical strength and abilities. He was not portrayed as someone who is a
spiritual leader. There is only one place recorded where he prayed a prayer and that
is to get more physical strength to kill the enemy.

Samson’s father’s name was Manoah, it is like Noah with a “Mem” added in front of
it. Noah means rest and this is what the 1000-year period is called; the Sabbatical
Millennium. “Mem” means ‘water’ and represents the Word and this implies that
Israel who is on the earth during the 1000-year period, must learn YHVH’s ways
because they have not learned it prior to the Tribulation and they were not part of the
Bride who was gathered and taken by YHVH to celebrate the Marriage Feast with

Samson means: ‘his sun; his service; there the second time’, and this is the “second
time” YHVH allows for the people who did not learn His ways and people who were
ignorant, to follow Him in the absence of Satan’s deception. Samson comes from the
Tribe of Dan that means ‘Judge or Judgment’. We have learned in the previous sections
that the Body of Messiah consists of two parts, the Bride and the Body. The Bride is like
Gideon and his men and the rest of the believers are part of the greater Israel. Their test
will come when Satan will be released at the end of the 1000 years to see if they will
rebel against YHVH and fight against Jerusalem, or if they will separate themselves form
Satan and his men, and live.

S Sa am ms so on n w wa as s e en ng ga ag ge ed d i in n a a N Na az za ar re en ne e v vo ow w f fr ro om m h hi is s m mo ot th he er r’ ’s s w wo om mb b. .

Jdg 1g:g 1or lo, gou sholl conceioe ond heor o son. And no rozor sholl
come upon his heod. 1or the child sholl he o Nozorite to Elohim [rom
the uomh. And he sholl hegin to delioer 1sroel out o[ the hond o[ the

A razor shall not come near his head. The word for razor used here is a different word
that was normally used for a razor, it is the word “morah” “Morah” also means ‘Teacher’
and this shows that Samson was not teachable and a teacher did not come near his
head or a Teacher had no authority over him. The word for Nazarite is the Hebrew word
“nazir” and it means: to dedicate, consecrate, separate, to be set apart, that is,
consecrated (as prince, a Nazirite). It also means a crown (woman’s hair), hence
(figuratively from the latter) an unpruned vine. It is used in Leviticus to give instruction
regarding the Seventh Year Shabbat for the land and is a picture of the Sabbatical
Millennium as well. (We will look into this in more detail later)

Leo zg:g-g You sholl sou gour [ield six geors, ond gou sholl prune
gour oinegord six geors, ond gother in the [ruit o[ it. (a) But in the
seoenth geor sholl he o sohhoth o[ rest to the lond, o sohhoth [or
YHVH. You sholl neither sou gour [ield, nor PRUNE YOUR
(=) You sholl not reop thot uhich grous o[ its oun occord o[ gour
horoest, neither gother the gropes o[ gour undressed oine. 1t is o
geor o[ rest to the lond.

This is another verse that proves that Samson is a picture of the Rulers that will reign
in the 1000-year Sabbath; Samson was an “unpruned vine”, “set apart” the for the
Seventh Millennium where he will rule the people and lead them to follow Him.

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In the last study we saw that there will be people on the earth during the 1000-year
period and that there will be Judges like Samson who will rule over them so that they
might learn the ways of YHVH. In this Section we will look at where the Bride fits in
and how these Judges relates to the bride who will reign as YHVH’s Priesthood.

T Th he e B Br ri id de e w wi il ll l R Re ei ig gn n o ov ve er r t th he es se e R Ru ul le er rs s ( (S Sa am ms so on n) ) f fo or r a a 1 10 00 00 0 Y Ye ea ar rs s

If you read the word “nazir” from Left to Right, it gives the
word “razan” that means: be judicious, be commanding,
honorable, prince, ruler and is found in these passages:

Jdg g:g ¨Heor, O kings! Cioe eor, O princes! 1, 1
do sing to YHVH: 1 sing proise to YHVH
Elohim o[ Yisro'èl.

Pso z:z The kings o[ the eorth set themseloes,
ond the rulers plot together, ogoinst YHVH
ond ogoinst His onointed,

The first verse is where Barak and Deborah sang a song
unto YHVH for the victory He gave them. The second
verse gives us the idea that these princes and rulers are not for YHVH but against
YHVH. Looking at these two verses together, Deborah, the Collative Bride address
these Rulers and urge them to acknowledge YHVH and to praise Him. In context of
the 1000-year period, these Rulers have to learn YHVH’s ways and start to follow
and praise Him and listen to the Bride’s guidance. The Bride will be as Priests who
will reign over these Rulers and the people:

Reo z:zo-z¬ ¨And he uho ooercomes, ond guords Mg uorks until the
end, to him 1 sholl gioe outhoritg ooer the notions, (z;) ond he sholl
shepherd them uith o rod o[ iron, os the potter's oessels sholl he
hroken to pieces,
os 1 olso hooe receioed [rom Mg 1other. Iootnote:
Ps. z:o.

Reo g:z1 ¨To him uho ooercomes 1 sholl gioe to sit uith Me on Mg
throne, os 1 olso ooercome ond sot doun uith Mg 1other on His

Reo zo:o Blessed ond set-oport is the one hooing port in the [irst
resurrection. The second deoth possesses no outhoritg ooer these,
hut theg sholl he PR1ESTS o[ Elohim ond o[ Messioh, ond sholl reign
uith Him o thousond geors.


T Th he e L Li if fe e o of f S Sa am ms so on n a an nd d t th he e S St tr ro on ng g W Wo om ma an n

Fore every strong man you will find a strong
woman. Samson’s strength was not
spiritual but physical and the woman he
pursued was also physical and caused him
a lot of trouble in the end. She had a strong
character and brought Samson to his knees
in the end.

Jdg 1g:za-zg And the uomcn bore c son
cnd cclled his ncme Scmson. And the child
qreu, cnd YHVH blessed him. (z=) And
the Spirit o[ YHVH hegon to mooe
him ot times in the comp o[ Don
hetueen Zoroh ond Eshtool.

Zorah means ‘leprosy’ and if you read it from left to right, it gives the word “arats” that
means; ‘to tremble, dread, fear, oppress, prevail, break, be terrified’. This gives us a
backdrop of the circumstances and moral of the people; they had diseases and was
fearful and had petitions and wanted help. YHVH anointed the Judges like Samson to
help the people from time to time in the camp of Dan (Judgment). Eshtaol means ‘a
strong woman’, ‘earnest prayer or petition’. Who can this ‘strong woman’ be? Let’s
read on:

Jdg 1a:1-z And Somson uent doun to Timnoth, ond sou o uomon in
Timnoth o[ the doughters o[ the Philistines. (z) And he come up ond
told his [other ond his mother, ond soid, 1 hooe seen o uomon in
Timnoth o[ the doughters o[ the Philistines. And nou get her [or me
[or o ui[e.

The woman found in the meaning of the place called Eshtaol is the Philistine woman
he wanted to marry. We see clearly that Samson has not yet gained experience and
wisdom and wants to use his abilities to pursue his ‘dreams’. But the question is, are
those dreams in line with the Plan of YHVH. His parents were concerned but YHVH
is in control, even if we do something that is wrong.

Jdg 1a:a But his [other ond his mother did not knou thot it uos [rom
YHVH, thot He uos looking [or on occosion ogoinst the Philistines.
1or ot thot time the Philistines hod the rule ooer 1sroel.

This verse can be understood in two ways, you might read that YHVH planned it to
be this way, but that will be against everything He has taught Israel previously; not to
mix with the Enemy and to drive them out of the land. This actually means that YHVH
used Samson’s weakness for His benefit because He is in control. YHVH only
cleaned up after Samson and used the chaos he created to fulfill His Plan. YHVH is
always in control, even if you fail or make mistakes. Samson was weakened by the
lust of his eyes, and our eyes normally attract us away from YHVH and this is the
“strong woman” in our lives. Like in verse 25 we see that YHVH only moved
occasionally on Samson, could this be because of him being drawn away from YHVH
because of the ‘strong woman’? People might say that this is not an issue because
YHVH used Samson even when he fell for the Strong Woman. This is true, but what
was the end result of his lust?
His eyes were burned out and he became a slave of the Philistines and it later on
cost him his life. Not a rosy future if you follow the ‘Strong Woman’ in your life.
What are Strong Women in people’s lives? Strong Women are things that take your
focus away from YHVH and that takes up all your time so that you do not spend
quality time with YHVH in a daily basis. It is everything that attracts the flesh (eye)
and they are things like: shopping and gathering, hobbies, work, ambition, social
status, entertainment, your belongings, your house, your car, your image, est. These
things will pull you away from YHVH and cause Him to only use you occasionally as
seen in Samson’s life.

J Ju ud da ah h s st tr ri ip pp pe ed d f fr ro om m t th he ei ir r a au ut th ho or ri it ty y

Jdg 1a:g-o And Somson ond his [other ond his mother
uent doun to Timnoth. And theg come to the
oinegords o[ Timnoth. And, hehold, o goung lion
roored to meet him. (ó) And the Spirit o[ YHVH come
mightilg upon him, ond he tore it os he uould hooe
torn o kid: ond nothing uos in his hond. But he did not
tell his [other or his mother uhot he hod done.

This is one of the most known events in Samson’s life but what
does this story mean?

Vineyard is first found in Scripture in Gen 9:20 where Noah planted a Vineyard after
the first Judgment on the earth.

Cen o:zo-z1 And Nooh , o mon o[ the soil, hegon ond plonted o
oinegord. (z:) And he dronk o[ the uine ond uos drunk, ond hecome
uncooered in his tent.

The people of Timnath also planted a vineyard after the Judgment of the earth. Noah
made wine and became drunk and this cause him to be uncovered. Nakedness in the
symbol for sin and this implies that the people of Timnath (sick and terrified people,
Philistines) were sinful. As we have seen earlier, the Philistines represent secular
people who came out of the Tribulation and who protest against YHVH and His
people because of what has happened during the Tribulation.

On his way to Timnath, a lion confronted Samson and he killed it by ripping it apart
like it would do with a kid. The word ‘kid’ is first found in Scripture in Gen 27:9 in the
story where Jacob’s mother told him to prepare a kid to present to his father to
receive the blessing. This blessing was the first blessing given to Abraham and is the
picture of the Complete Covenant of YHVH where Y’shua fulfilled it with His death
and resurrection. Lion is first used in Scripture in Gen 49:9 where Jacob blessed his
son Judah.

Cen ao:o-1z Judoh is o lion's uhelp: [rom the preg, mg son, gou hooe
oscended: he stooped doun, he couched os o lion, ond os on old lion:
uho sholl rouse him up? (:o) The sceptre sholl not deport [rom
Judoh, nor o lougioer [rom hetueen his [eet, until Shiloh come: ond
unto him sholl the gothering o[ the people he. (::) Binding his [ool
unto the oine, ond his oss's colt unto the choice oine: he uoshed his
gorments in uine, ond his clothes in the hlood o[ gropes: (:z) His
eges sholl he red uith uine, ond his teeth uhite uith milk.

Judah was exalted as a young lion and will be cast down as an old lion. The scepter
or Tribe shall not depart from him until Siloh (place of rest). Judah was lifted up in
authority to be the Lawgiver and protector of the Torah until the time of the Rest
(1000-year peace). Then his authority will be stripped from him and he has to learn
about the Messiah and wash his clothes in Y’shua’s Blood. He will also be like an
infant who will need to learn the ways of YHVH from the perspective of Y’shua being
the Messiah. Blood will be washed from his teeth (wars and conflict will be no more)
and will be as white as milk. The Judges like Samson will take away his authority (kill
the lion) and will be the leaders who will instruct them regarding the Messiah and
they will learn the Torah all over again with new clean garments and with the right
knowledge and faith in the Messiah. Judah represent the Jews who had not
embraced the Messiah and have to learn about Him and the fulfillment of the
Covenant made to Abraham before the Coming Kingdom of YHVH after the 1000-
year rest and peace.

T Th he e S St tr ro on ng g W Wo om ma an n P Pl le ea as se ed d S Sa am ms so on n – – S Sa am ms so on n d di id d n no ot t P Pl le ea as se e Y YH HV VH H

Jdg 1a:¬ And he uent doun, ond tolked uith
the uomon: ond she pleosed Somson uell.

The word ‘pleased’ is the word “yashar” and is first
found in Scripture in Num 23:27.

Num zg:z¬ And Bolok soid unto Boloom,
Come, 1 prog thee, 1 uill hring gou unto
onother ploce: it uill pleose Elohim thot gou
mog curse them [or me [rom there.

This is the story of Barak and Balaam; Balak was an evil man who asked the Prophet
Balaam to curse YHVH’s people. He made a statement that YHVH would be pleased
if he cursed Israel and that was a lie. This shows us that this form of pleasure is false
pleasure that will please the enemy and not YHVH. In the context of Samson’s life
where the woman pleased him well, shows us that this false pleasure was in contrary
with YHVH’s will and it actually caused YHVH displeasure. Balak said that it would
please YHVH if he cursed Israel but Samson actually cursed himself displeasing
YHVH. What was the reason for Israel being cursed at the end of the day? Israel’s
men mixed and married the daughters of the pagan nations and they learned their
ways and that caused YHVH’s blessings to be removed from Israel’s Camp. Samson
went to help the people in Timnath but got distracted by the lust of the eyes and
brought a curse upon himself. This principle is also true today; if you follow false
pleasure, you will bring a curse upon yourself and displease YHVH. Samson mixed
with the daughters of the Philistines and brought a curse upon himself.

T Th he e H Ho on ne ey y i in n t th he e d de ea ad d L Li io on n – – T Th he e B Br ri id de e t te ea ac ch hi in ng g t th he e J Ju ud dg ge es s

Jdg 1a:S-o And o[ter o time he returned to toke her, ond he
turned oside to see the deod hodg o[ the lion. And hehold! A
suorm o[ hees ond honeg uos in the deod hodg o[ the lion.
(o) And he took some o[ it in his honds, ond uent on eoting,
ond come to his [other ond mother. And he gooe to them,
ond theg ote. But he did not tell them thot he hod token the
honeg out o[ the deod hodg o[ the lion.
As we have seen previously; the Lion represents the Jews or Judah and they have
guarded the Torah for many years up to the Tribulation. Their authority has been
taken away and they are now the ones that must learn. Samson found honey inside
the “humbled or dead” lion and this honey is a symbol for YHVH’s Torah or Word.

Pso 11o:1og-1oa Hou sueet ore Your Words to mg toste! More thon
honeg to mg mouth! (:oa) Through Your Commondments 1 get
understonding: there[ore 1 hote eoerg [olse uog.

1So 1a:z¬ ßut 1oncthcn hecrd not uhen his [cther chcrqed the people uith the
octh: uhere[ore he put [orth the end o[ the rod thot uos in his hond,
ond dipped it in on honegcomh, ond put his hond to his mouth: ond
his eges uere enlightened.

“Bee” is the word “Deborah” and it comes from the root word that means ‘Word’.
Deborah as we know, is the Bride, and this shows us that Deborah gain the authority
from Judah (dead lion) to teach and guard the Torah. The Judges like Samson will
eat of the Word (Torah) and they will be taught by the Bride which is based upon the
“structure” or “body” of the Loin (Judaism) that is the Hebrew roots. This will enlighten
them of what is the acceptable Ways of YHVH. The lion was on the top of the food
chain (authority), now the ‘bees’ (Bride) are on top symbolized by the nest made in
the lion’s dead body (Jew’s dead structure). YHVH’s Word is sweet in the mouth for
those who teach it and it enlightens the eyes and restores spiritual sight to the ‘blind’
and gives life.

Honey is also found in the Book of Ezekiel where Ezekiel ate scrolls that tasted like
honey but contained a dreadful message of repentance for Israel. In this event the
message the Bride will give to the people will also be a bittersweet message of
repentance and life.

Eze z:S-1o But gou, son o[ mon, heor uhot 1 om soging to gou. Do
not he rehellious like thot rehellious house. Open gour mouth ond eot
uhot 1 om gioing gou. (o) And 1 looked, ond hehold! A hond uos
extended to me: ond lo, o scroll o[ o hook uos in it. (:o) And He
spreod it he[ore me: ond it uos uritten on the [oce ond the hock. And
uritten on it uere ueepings, ond mourning, ond uoe.

Eze g:1-a And He soid to me, Son o[ mon, eot uhot gou [ind. Eot this
scroll, ond go speok to the house o[ 1sroel. (z) So 1 opened mg mouth,
ond He coused me to eot thot scroll. (() And He soid to me, Son o[
mon, couse gour hellg to eot, ond [ill gour hellg uith this scroll thot 1
gioe gou. Then 1 ote it: ond in mg mouth it uos like honeg [or
sueetness. (a) And He soid to me, Son o[ mon, go! Co up to the house
o[ 1sroel ond speok to them uith Mg Words.

What was written in the scroll? Weepings, a mourning and a woe. The weepings are
for the anointed of YHVH that were slain [2 Sam 1:17], the mourning is the thunder of
YHVH’s Voice that speaks things that man cannot comprehend [Job 73:2-5], and the
woe is those for those things that are to come. He had to go to the house of Israel
and speak these words to them. In parallel to this, Samson went to the house of
Timnath to speak a riddle to them during the seven-day marriage feast.

Jdg 1a:1a And he soid to them, Out o[ the eoter come [orth [ood, ond
out o[ the strong come [orth sueetness. And in three dogs theg uere
not ohle to declore the riddle.

‘Eater’ and ‘food’ are first found in Scripture in Gen 2: 9-16 where YHVH
Commanded man to eat from every tree, they are good as food, but they must not
eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The one that was the ’eater’ (lion) is
now ‘dead’ and provide ‘food’ and ‘sweetness’ for others. Adam ate from the wrong
tree and died because of it and is now the one who gives food (second Adam/Y’shua
and those following Him as the ‘sweetness’ of His death).

‘Strong’ is first found in Scripture in Gen 49:3 where Jacob spoke a blessing over his
first-born Ruben.

Cen ao:g-a Reuhen, gou ore mg [irst-horn, mg might, ond the
heginning o[ mg strength, the excellencg o[ dignitg ond the
excellencg o[ pouer. (a) Unstohle os uoter, gou sholl not excel,
hecouse gou uent up to gour [other's hed: then gou de[iled it. He
uent up to mg couch.

He gave him a positive blessing of strength and dignity and power, but he also added
a curse; unstable as water and he will not excel because he defiled his fathers bed.
What does ‘the father’s bed’ represent? ‘Bed’ is the Hebrew word “mittah” and
means; ‘bed, litter, branch, tribe, to spread out, very low’. In this context, to defile
your father’s bed is to defile his offspring and the tribe that came from him. Reuben
defiled the tribe of Reuben who is a tribe from Jacob or Israel. What was the
consequence of this defilement? To turn it to litter and to rubbish, and to make it very
low – not to excel. The Loin had strength and were defiled and were brought low and
turned to being useless ands will not excel. Adam defiled humanity and turned it into
litter and to be useless. The Second Adam (Y’shua and those in Him) came and
reversed the consequence of these two curses upon man; firstly the curse of death
were turned back into life (when Y’shua died) so that they who believe will excel, and
the second curse will be turned by Y’shua giving stability in the Water (Word) to
those who following Him. Y’shua is the message that is a sweet
as honey and this is the message that will come from those who
are in Y’shua and follow Him and His Word. They will teach the
message of repentance and following Him and His Word (Torah)
without the added doctrines of man. This is the new message that
will replace the message of the Loin (Jews). This is a message of
cleansing and it is not a welcomed message because their
authority to teach and guard Torah has been removed and they
(lion/Judah) are now the people who must listen and learn.
Ezekiel further states:

Eze g:¬-o But the house o[ 1sroel uill not listen to gou, [or theg uill
not listen to Me: [or oll the house o[ 1sroel ore strong o[ [oreheod ond
hord o[ heort. (8) Behold, 1 hooe mode gour [oce strong ogoinst their
[oces ond gour [oreheod strong ogoinst their [oreheods. (o) 1 hooe
mode gour [oreheod os on odomont horder thon [lint. Do not he
houed doun hg their [oces, though theg ore o rehellious house.

The ‘Jews’ who rejected Y’shua are hard hearted and stubborn but YHVH will, those
to teach the message of sweetness, He will give them the ability to stand against
these stubborn people and proclaim the truth as it is, stripping away mans traditions
and lies as well as revealing the Messiah and the King. One thing to note is that
Ezekiel is a Prophecy Book that covers the period after the Second Coming and
before the final judgment after the 1000 years.
All of this will happen during the 1000 years where the people will undergo a terrible
time so that this stubbornness can be broken and so that they can receive the ‘Word
of sweetness’.

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