Myrbdl Myrpomh

Ha’Misparim La’Debarim
The Numbers of the Words
by Craig Peters

Psalm 131 and the Sin of Adultery

a Even looking at just the last 30 years of the USA political scene, we have a number of
cases of men who rose to positions of power and leadership only to feel themselves to be so entitled that they could simply walk in abject unfaithfulness to their wives. One cannot help but recall the old saying: “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” But these men are not alone: Many teachers, coaches, law officers, and others in positions of authority have abused their power in the very same way; along with their twisted and misplaced romantic charm, they have used the aura which surrounds their position and power to seduce, use, abuse, and then cast aside many susceptible and naïve young girls. The apparent process of apostasy goes something like this: When exalted to a place of leadership, those men who become arrogant—whose hearts are lifted up because of their power and authority over others—will then lose sight of the grave, Elohim-given responsibility inherent in such a position. In their pride, they then feel they are entitled to whatever it is they wish to obtain. It is quite possible to live apart from improper thoughts toward women, but this will never be the state of anyone who does not walk in humility—something which is very difficult to maintain for those who are basking in their worlds of political and/or social power. In Tehillah/Psalm 131, the Spirit of hwhy gives us serious lessons on truly overcoming any attitude or thought process which is not of Him; and the Spirit shows us humility is the key. Tehillah 131 A Song of Degrees of David 1 hwhy, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty; neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too wonderful for me. 2 Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother. Like a weaned child is my soul within me. 3 Yisrael, hope in hwhy from this time forth and for evermore.
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We will see that the subject matter and number/placement of Tehillah 131 are quite related to the misparim for adultery. And because of his shortfall with Uriah and Bathsheba, perhaps King David is best suited to offer us this instruction.

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The Misparim of Adultery and Psalm 131 The Hebrew word for “adultery” is “na-aph” ( Pan ) and this word has a misparim value of 131:
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131 = (80) P + (1) a + (50) n = Pan = na-aph = adultery
Amazingly, in Tehillah 131, the Spirit not only reveals the reason that men fall into adultery, but hwhy also shows us the means by which this sin may be altogether avoided. Whether or not King David knew Psalm 131 would contain these lessons is not really the issue. Still, being a prophet, and having himself fallen prey to this sin on one history-altering occasion, we believe David did know: 1. That the misparim of adultery is 131. 2. And that Tehillah 131 would teach believers the necessary requirements for avoiding this society-ravaging sin. However, regardless of what the king of Yisrael did or did not know, the issue is that we hear what the Spirit of hwhy is teaching all those who have ears to hear.1 In conjunction with Psalm 131, we will see that there are specific revelations which the Spirit gives surrounding what hwhy desires in a king; and these truths are also related to what every believer needs to understand to be empowered to overcome sin in this lifetime. For Those Who Would Be King: He Who Rules Over Men Must Rule in the Fear of Elohim Nearing the end of his days on earth, David spoke some very moving words about what hwhy desires in one who rules over men: 1 Now these are the last words of David. David the son of Jesse says, and the man who was raised on high says, the anointed of the Elohim of Ya’acob, and the sweet psalmist of Yisrael: 2 The Spirit of hwhy spoke by me, and His Word was upon my tongue. 3 The Elohim of Yisrael said, the Rock of Yisrael spoke to me: He that rules over men righteously, rules in the fear of Elohim: 4 and he is like the light of the morning, the rising sun, a morning without clouds: the tender grass from the earth is shining from the rain. 5 But my house is not so with El;2 yet He has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: For it is all my salvation, and all my desire, for will He not make it grow?3 6 But the all of the irreverent shall be as thorns4 to be thrust away, because they cannot be taken with the hand; 7 but the man that touches them must be armed with iron and the staff of a spear: and they shall be utterly burned with fire in their place.5 2Samuel 23:1-7

Matthew 11:15, 13:9, 43, Mark 4:9, 23, 7:16, Luke 14:35, Revelation 2:7,11,17,29, 3:6,13,22 For his sin of adultery and murder, David’s house was subjected to the judgment/retribution of El. 3 The implied answer to this question is “Yes!” 4 Psalm 118:10-12 5 Psalm 118:10-12, Revelation 20:7-9. Since the throne of Yisrael is so often called “the throne of David” (Jeremiah 22:2, 29:16, 36:30,) all evidence indicates David will be the one sitting on that throne in the Millennium (Jeremiah 30:7-9, Ezekiel 37:24-25, Hosea 3:4-5) and that, at the end of the 1000 years, David will be the one to call down fire from heaven, in the Name of hwhy, to destroy Gog and Magog.
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And it is sad to hear it; David knew he had fallen short of the mark: “But my house is not so with El.” Although he had been honored by many as a great king over Yisrael, in the matter of Uriah the Hittite, David had failed to rule over men in the fear of Elohim; he had taken another man’s wife to be his own, and he had intentionally caused that man to die by the sword in battle.6 But while we see David indicating he had fallen short of being the ideal king, we also see that he was still speaking by faith of the days yet to come: David knew the steadfast lovingkindness/chesed of hwhy would prevail over his house. David expressed unbroken faith in the everlasting covenant which hwhy had made with him:7 The king knew that far better days would yet be seen in the resurrection. But we focus for the moment on the words David spoke regarding the righteous rule which hwhy desires in a king. This righteous rule relates to the Torah-given mandate concerning what every king must do when sitting upon the throne of Yisrael. And in this directive, we see the fear of Elohim which David mentioned in 2Samuel 23, and we also see the requirement of humility—the same humility David spoke of when authoring Tehillah 131 in the Spirit: 18 And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for him a copy of the Torah, this very one, in a book, from before the priests, the Levites. 19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life; that he may learn to fear hwhy his Elohim, to keep all the words of this Torah and these statutes, to do them; 20 that his heart be not lifted up above his brothers, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children, in the midst of Yisrael. Deuteronomy 17:18-20 Psalm 131 teaches us of the humility required for one to reign in righteousness—the righteousness which is fueled by a deep, abiding reverence/fear of Elohim. And we now set out to study the Hebrew word for king: Klm/melech. Because true humility is the key issue surrounding the reign of a king, it is of great edification to see the very structure of this Hebrew word also speaks of the humility required to be accounted a just and righteous king.

hwhy Teaches Us the Humility
He Requires For Rulers Amazingly, the Hebrew language actually provides us with an inspired phenomenon showing us the characteristic of humility which is openly displayed within the very word for king: “Klm” (melech). To understand this assertion, we must first view (from right to left), the 22 letters of the Hebrew ALPEH-BEIT:

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22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2


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Above, we see the inspired order of the Hebrew ALPEH-BEIT. And the three letters which compose the word Klm (melech/king), are actually seen side-by-side (letters 11 - 13):
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m l k
13 12 11

Set forth in their inspired alphabetical order, we see the three letters which compose the Hebrew word “Klm” (melech/king).
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2Samuel 12:7-9, 1Kings 15:5 2Samuel 23:5 > 2Samuel 7:4-29, Isaiah 55:1-3

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We further note that melech is not only composed of these three letters, but that they form the word for “king” in reverse alphabetical order:

Klm
Melech/King For new readers, according to the rules of Hebrew grammar, the letter CAPH (k) becomes a CAPH SOFEET (K) when it assumes the last position in a Hebrew word. However, even though it takes on a different form, it is still the 11th letter of the Hebrew ALPEH-BEIT. Thus, the word Klm (melech/king) is formed by three letters which are the exact reversal of their inspired alphabetical order! But this means the Hebrew word for “king” progresses downward in the ALPEH-BEIT, from MEM (m) to LAMED (l) to CAPH (K):

K ← l ← m
11 12 13

The word melech/king progressing downward in the Hebrew ALEPH-BEIT. This downward progression is an inspired picture of the humility which should characterize the lives and actions of true kings.

And it is this downward progression which provides a spiritual and literary display of the humility required for a king to be truly great. Greatness in the eyes of hwhy and greatness in the eyes of those who know righteousness requires humility. And this is not saying a king can simply reason in his heart, “Oh, I’ll just be humble, so I can be great.” By no means. The reality is: A king cannot and will not be truly great in his actions unless humility before hwhy and man is the overriding factor in his heart. For it is this characteristic which make his deeds to be truly authentic—filled with the righteousness and justice of someone who fully represents the Kingdom of hwhy. And we would be amiss should we fail to give eSwhy the preeminence in this matter: We greatly rejoice in the Spirit’s revealing the humility of the Messiah-King in the word “melech.” This Hebrew word provides a picture of the True Story regarding the way eSwhy humbled Himself and came down for the salvation of mankind:

K ← l ← m
11 12 13

13: Although He was Echad (one = 13) with the Father in the heights ( Mwrm, marom) of heaven … 12: He came down to save/restore the 12 tribes of Yisrael, knowing this salvation would then go forth from them into all the earth … 11: He suffered the judgment (11) of death to make this possible. But because the Messiah bore our shame/humiliation (Mlk, kalam) by laying down His life, even unto a death on the Tree, hwhy exalted Him to be the King of kings: 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in the Messiah eSwhy: 6 who, existing in the form of Elohim, counted not the being on an equality with Elohim a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; 8 and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yes, the death of the Tree. 9 Therefore
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also Elohim highly exalted Him, and gave to Him the Name which is above every Name;8 10 that in the name of eSwhy every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that eSwhy the Messiah is hwhy, to the splendor of Elohim the Father. Philippians 2:5-11 Did readers notice that Mlk (kalam = shame/humiliation) has the same letters as king (Klm, melech), only in reverse order?9

K ← l ← m
11 12 13

king

M ← l ← k
13 12 11

shame/humiliation Just as the word for shame pictures a lifting up, or exaltation, within the Hebrew ALPEH-BEIT, even so, shame is typically associated with those who exalt themselves, or lift themselves up in pride against the Most High: The wind shall eat up all your pastors, and your lovers will go into captivity: surely then you will be ashamed and humiliated (Mlk, kalam) for all your wickedness. Jeremiah 22:22 So while the word for “king” in Hebrew displays the humility that hwhy desires in a true ruler, the word for shame/humiliation is associated with prideful exaltation since its progression pictures a lifting up within the Hebrew ALEPH-BEIT:

M ← l ← k
13 12 11

Prideful exaltation is pictured by the progression from the 11th letter, to the 12th letter, to the 13th letter. Such exaltation leads to shame/humiliation, and this is the very meaning of the word.

But the Messiah’s shame and humiliation did not come from any wrong that He had done: He was without sin, and He despised the shame that came when He was made to hang naked on the Tree: … looking to the Author and Perfecter of faith—eSwhy, who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the tree, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the Throne of Elohim … Hebrews 12:2

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The Name of hwhy. Mlk (kalam = shame/humiliation) has a MEM SOFEET ( M ) as its last letter, since the letter MEM ( m ) takes on this special ending form whenever it assumes the last position in a Hebrew word.

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In contrast to the first Adam—who sinned and subsequently became aware of his nakedness10—the Last Adam11 was without sin. But because eSwhy bore our sins in His own body on the Tree,12 He was forced to expose His nakedness. It is not a coincidence that (Klm, melech = king) and Mlk (kalam = shame/humiliation) have the same letters, only in reverse order. The two words tell us the great story of the Messiah, the One who has proven Himself worthy to be our King:

K ← l ← m
11 12 13

Not only did He humble Himself (going from higher to lower),

M ← l ← k
13 12 11

but in death, He was publicly lifted up from the earth to bear our shame/humiliation.

He was made to endure such Great Suffering, although He was completely innocent. Yet this suffering has also made Him worthy to bear Rule over All: eSwhy has proven Himself to be the only One worthy of being the King over all Things: 11 And I saw, and I heard a voice of many messengers around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12 saying with a great voice, Worthy is the Lamb that has been slain to receive the power, and riches, and wisdom, and might and honor, and splendor, and blessing. 13 And every created thing which is in the heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and on the sea, and all things are in them, I heard saying, Unto Him that sits on the Throne and to the Lamb, is the blessing, and the honor, and the splendor, and the dominion, to the age and beyond. 14 And the four living creatures said, Amein. And the elders fell down and worshipped. Revelation 5:11-14 Given the Life and Example of eSwhy the Messiah, we see the standard which hwhy sets for kings could not be higher. And we starkly contrast the Messiah’s great humility with those apostate men who rise to power and then imagine they can get away with abusing that power by womanizing and oppressing the poor. And so hwhy will call to account all those kings who abused their positions and who failed to rule over their subjects/kingdoms in righteousness. Since the actions of kings affect the lives of so many, we believe hwhy will especially punish rulers for their arrogance; having been given great power,13 kings are also held to a higher standard of accountability:14 Therefore, it will come to pass, that when hwhy has performed His whole work upon Mount Tziyon and on Yerushalayim, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the splendor of his high looks. Isaiah 10:12
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Genesis 3:6-11 1Corinthians 15:45 12 1Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:5,10-12 13 Daniel 4:17,25,32 14 Luke 12:48

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Readers may want to ponder more examples of the humility which hwhy has displayed (and continues to display) as the King of All.15 In the Mind of hwhy, humility is what really counts when it comes to being a true king who rules over his subjects with justice and righteousness. We now move on to study the numerology of the Hebrew word for adultery. The Numerology of Adultery: A Violation of Oneness and a Sin Which Brings the Certainty of Judgment Recall, once more, the Hebrew word for “adultery” is “na-aph” (Pan) and that this word has a misparim value of 131:
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131 = (80) P + (1) a + (50) n = Pan = na-aph = adultery
The number 131 tells quite a story: It tells us what the act of adultery does, and it also tells us just what the adulterer/adulteress can anticipate for his/her lawlessness. Study the number, 131:

131
One thing seen in this number is the number 13 overlapping the number 31:

13 31
In this number (131), we see the truth of marriage coupled with a most serious warning: The Hebrew word for echad/one = 13, while the Hebrew word for El/Mighty One = 31:
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13 = (4) d + (8) x + (1) a = dxa = echad = one/unity
← ← 31 = (30) l + (1) a = la = El = Mighty One ←

“Echad” (dxa) is the word for “one” and this is the word which describes what Elohim does in joining man and wife: 22 And the rib which hwhy Elohim had taken from man, he made a woman, and brought her to the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be one flesh (rsb dxa / echad basar). Genesis 2:22-24 The Messiah added, “Therefore, what Elohim has joined together, let man not separate.” 16 So the story presented by the number 131 is clear, and it is quite supported by the truth of the Scriptures: When the adulterer violates the oneness/echad (13) created by hwhy in joining man and wife, he can look forward to one thing: The El (31) of Vengeance and His retribution.

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Psalm 113:5-9 > Romans 12:16, Psalm 138:6, Proverbs 3:34, Isaiah 57:15, 66:1-2 ISRV, Matthew 19:6, Mark 10:9

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As indicated in a previous article, the title “El” (la)—a short form of Elohim (Myhla)—is a title particularly connected with the vengeance of hwhy upon His adversaries: El of vengeances, hwhy, El of vengeances, shine forth! 2 Lift up Yourself, You Judge of the earth, return a recompense to the proud. Tehillah/Psalm 94:1-2 Not only so, hwhy also uses the short form “El” when mentioning His jealous retribution on those of His people who violate His Commandments: … you shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them; for I am hwhy your Elohim, a jealous El, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of those that hate Me. Exodus 20:5 … for you shall worship no other elohim: for hwhy, whose Name is Jealous, is a jealous El. Exodus 34:14 23 Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the Covenant of hwhy your Elohim, which He made with you, and you make a graven image in the form of anything which hwhy your Elohim has forbidden. For hwhy your Elohim is a Devouring Fire, a jealous El. Deuteronomy 4:24 And we have seen from the numerology of adultery that when the adulterer breaks the unity (echad, 13) between a man and his wife, that the only thing he can look forward to is the vengeance of El (31). Yet this is precisely what the early New Covenant believer warns in the Book of Hebrews: Let marriage be had in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers El will judge. Hebrews 13:4 This reiterates the warning made earlier in the same letter: The Devouring Fire will consume all of His adversaries: 26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which shall devour the adversaries … 30 For we know Him that said, “Vengeance belongs to Me, I will recompense.” And again, “hwhy will judge His people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living Elohim. Hebrews 10:26-27, 30-31

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Why Did David Get Away With Adultery? Even though it has been set forth as seen above, this writer does not regard the title of this section to even be a valid question. It was made the title for one reason: In the past, more than one person has posed this question. Thus, we are now addressing the stark facts of the matter: Simply put, King David did not get away with anything in taking another man’s wife (Bathsheba) and then causing him (Uryah/Uriah) to die in battle. As we have seen from the numerology of adultery: When the adulterer breaks the unity (dxa/echad = 13) between a man and his wife, the only thing he can look forward to is the vengeance of El (la = 31). So how can anyone think David got away with something simply because his sin was put away? Those who imagine David got away with these things are not giving hwhy any credit for being the El of Vengeance, nor are they pondering the grave Word which He spoke over the matter: 7 And Nathan said to David, You are the man! Thus says hwhy the Elohim of Yisrael: I anointed you king over Yisrael, and I delivered you out of the hand of Sha’ul; 8 and I gave you your master’s house, and your master’s wives into your bosom, and gave you the house of Yisrael and of Yahudah; and if that had been too little, I would also have given to you such and such things. 9 Why have you despised the word of hwhy to do evil in His sight? You have smitten Uryah the Hittite with the sword, and have taken his wife to be your wife, and have slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon. 10 Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house; because you have despised Me, and have taken the wife of Uryah the Hittite to be your wife. 11 Thus says hwhy: Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house, and I will take your wives before your eyes, and give them to your neighbor, and he will lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. 12 For you did it secretly; but I will do this thing before all Yisrael and before the sun. 13 And David said to Nathan, I have sinned against hwhy. And Nathan said to David, hwhy has also put away your sin: you will not die. 14 However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of hwhy to blaspheme, even the child that is born to you shall surely die. 2Samuel 12:7-14 Not only did this baby die (the result of the king’s sinful union with Bathsheba), but because David had orchestrated Uriah being killed with the sword, in accordance with the Word of hwhy, the sword never departed from his own house: • David’s daughter, Tamar, was raped by his son Amnon.17 • Around two years later, Absalom successfully conspired to have Amnon killed to avenge his sister’s rape.18 • Some years later, Absalom rose up to usurp the Kingdom from David, even violating his father’s concubines.19

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2Samuel 13:1-21 2Samuel 13:22-32 19 2Samuel 15:1-17:29

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• In defiance of David’s orders to keep Absalom alive, Joab and his ten armor-bearers killed him all the same.20 Try as he might, and even with the exercise of his own will, David could not make the sword depart from his house. After these events, David was a broken man, even to the point of wishing he had died in the place of his son, Absalom.21 When all was said and done, it seems apparent that David would have rather died than to see all the death, pain, and disarray which his sins of adultery and murder had set in motion. Anyone who imagines that David “got away with” anything does severe discredit to the character of hwhy and to the manner in which He administers His Kingdom. Adultery: The Heart’s Refusal to Walk in the Ancient Paths The Word of hwhy through Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah must be one of my most favorite Scriptures; it is the text about walking in the Ancient Paths and finding rest for our souls: Thus says hwhy: Stand you by the ways and see, and ask for the Ancient Paths, “Where is this, the good way?” And you walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, “We will not walk therein.” Jeremiah 6:16 Of course, the Ancient Paths revealed in His age-abiding Torah are the only paths which bring this unspeakable peace and lasting refreshment to our beings.22 And they are the Immutable Paths which will abide across the entire 1000 generations prophesied to span a giant epoch of man’s history—some 40,000 to 100,000 years, if not more.23 We have barely begun this saga—a still-unfolding history of many eons of time! These coming eons are yet to see the exciting fulfillment of the Word of hwhy through Isaiah concerning the everincreasing Government of the Messiah: Of the increase of His Government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the Throne of David, and upon His Kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even to the Ages. The zeal of hwhy of Hosts will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:7 As the Scripture in Jeremiah shows us, it is only by walking in His ways that we obtain true, lasting rest in the deepest regions of our souls. This is why Sha’ul could state that “in Him we live, and move, and have our being.”24 It is only in Him—in loving, worshipping, and serving hwhy—that we are able to find the true and ultimate fulfillment for which we were created. But we actually intend to study the Hebrew text of this amazing Scripture (Jeremiah 6:16); not only is its literal translation most edifying, but it contains a statement having a most instructive misparim value:
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2Samuel 18:1-5, 9-16 2Samuel 18:32 – 19:4 22 Psalm 23:2, Isaiah 28:12, 30:15, 63:14 23 Deuteronomy 7:9, Psalm 105:8 24 Acts 17:28

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Mykrd-le wdme hwhy rma hk
the ways upon you stand YHWH

says

Thus

Mlwe
ancient (age-abiding)

twbtnl
for the paths

wlasw
and you ask

warw
And you see
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waumw
and you will find

hb - wklw
in it And you walk

bwjh
the good?

Krd
way
← ←

hz - ya
this

Where (is)

Kln
we will walk

al wrmayw
Not But they said

Mkspnl
for your souls

ewgrm
rest

And we especially look at Yisrael’s rejection of the rest which hwhy offers. Their refusal to walk in the Ancient Paths is both telling and lamentable:
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Kln
we will walk

al
Not

We say Yisrael’s refusal to walk in the ways of the Torah (Kln al) is telling because of the misparim of this response:
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131 = (20) K + (30) l + (50) n + (1) a + (30) l = Kln al = Not we will walk
Recalling the misparim for adultery, and comparing this with the misparim for Yisrael’s outright refusal to walk in the ways of the Most High, it becomes readily apparent that the misparim values are quite identical:
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131 = (80) P + (1) a + (50) n = Pan = na’aph = adultery
So we see that this refusal to walk (131) in the Ancient Paths of rest, the paths which hwhy offers for our well being, such refusal is accounted by hwhy as idolatry/spiritual adultery (131). And many Scriptures confirm this to be the case: When Yisrael turned aside from hwhy to worship other deities, He stated they had played the harlot: A spirit of whoredom had turned them aside.25 Yet multitudes in our days still refuse to walk in the Ancient Paths of the Torah, even though the Messiah proclaims the Law will never pass away across the 1000 generations required to fulfill the Word of hwhy.26 Of course, since na’aph/adultery = 131, the enticement of adultery in the physical realm is also shown forth as nothing more than a person’s flat refusal to walk in the Torah/Teachings of hwhy. Whether it is idolatry/spiritual adultery or physical adultery
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Jeremiah 2:4-37, 13:27, Ezekiel 16:1-63, Hosea 4:9-19, 5:4, 9:1, James 4:1-4 Deuteronomy 7:9, Matthew 5:17-20

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on the human plane, the solution in both cases is the humility of mind and the contentedness 27 which David sets forth in Psalm 131. Of Kings and the Kingdom One could read these truths about humility in kings and imagine that such things have little application for the New Covenant believer in the Messiah. But the truth is, the followers of eSwhy are kings in the making. Those who overcome sin and the world will fulfill a heavenly calling to “inherit the earth,”28 to be set forth as rulers upon the earth over cities:
16 “And the first came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ 17 “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant. Because you were trustworthy in a small matter, have authority over ten cities.’ 18 “And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’19 “And he said to him also, ‘And you – be over five cities.’

Luke 19:16-19, ISRV In this life, the Spirit calls us to seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness;29 to seek and find His will and His ways in the prevailing morass of religious opinions and predominating falsehood. This is an important calling, because it is the splendor of kings to search out a matter: It is the splendor of Elohim to conceal a matter, but the splendor of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2 This text applies to those believers who will have proven themselves worthy of kingship by seeking and finding the things which Elohim has concealed in His Word. These great things have been concealed from the multitudes, who have not received the love of the truth. But the chasidim who seek and find hwhy, who search out the matters of His Word and then do them, these are the believers who will qualify to reign as kings in His Millennial Kingdom and beyond. To be partakers in that Great Time Period, the Messiah teaches us we must search out the matters of His Kingdom: 7 Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you: 8 for every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks, it shall be opened. Matthew 7:7-8 Those who ask for mercy receive it;30 those who seek for His favor/grace find it;31 and those who continually knock to receive gifts of the Spirit32 will have opened before them a door of vision and prophecy in the heavens.33 Sha’ul understood these things quite well, and he wrote of his all-out striving to know the Messiah and to inherit the Great Reward of ruling
Psalm 131:2. Contrast the rebuke of hwhy over David’s discontent seen in 2Samuel 12:7-8. It was David’s apparent discontent and ingratitude that still reached for more when he had already been blessed with so very much. 28 Psalm 37:9,11,22,29,34, Daniel 7:18,22,27, Matthew 5:5 29 Matthew 6:9-10, Matthew 6:33, 7:7-8, Philippians 3:7-14 30 Hebrews 4:16 31 Hebrews 4:16 32 Earnestly desiring gifts of the Spirit (1Corinthians 12:31, 14:1,39) is the real meaning/intent behind the prayer for “our daily bread:” Matthew 6:11, 7:7-11, Luke 11:5-13. These gifts/loaves are to feed others (Romans 1:11), yet in the process, we are also fed. Proverbs 11:25, Luke 6:38, Galatians 6:7-8 33 Revelation 3:7-8, 4:1
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with the Savior in the Millennium; this emissary knew that true seeking was a never ending, relentless pursuit of the will and ways of Elohim; and he knew that there was no place for complacency: 7 However, what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for the Messiah. 8 Yes, doubtless, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of the Messiah eSwhy my Sovereign: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may gain the Messiah, 9 and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own, even that which is of the Torah, but that which is through faith in the Messiah, the righteousness which is from Elohim by faith: 10 that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, becoming conformed to His death; 11 if by any means I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect: but I press on, if so be that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by the Messiah eSwhy. 13 Brothers, I do not yet count myself to have laid hold: but one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before: 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of Elohim in the Messiah eSwhy. Philippians 3:7-14 Conclusion Tehillah 131 not only reveals the humility needed to overcome the temptation and snare of adultery, but it teaches us humility is essential to remain free from any form of idolatry— what hwhy accounts to be spiritual adultery. All spiritual unfaithfulness breeds from the same root—the root of pride and self-sufficiency. The rejection of the Torah/Word of hwhy is accounted by Him as spiritual adultery/unfaithfulness, and those who take this path will do so to their own hurt.34 hwhy would rather see us choose life35 and cleave to Him in humility, through prayer and obedience. This is the humility that says, “Apart from Him, we can do nothing,”36 yet with Him, all things are possible.37 And He has left us the Ultimate Example of One whose Life and Teachings expressed the greatest humility—humility and love which were so great that they could lead to nothing less than His coronation as the King of kings. We give the honor and preeminence to eSwhy the Messiah for being that humble Servant when He became flesh and dwelt among us; and we give eSwhy the honor and preeminence as He ministers before hwhy as ha’Cohen ha’Gadol, the Great Priest. He will return as the King of kings and Sovereign of sovereigns, and at that time, He will execute the fierce vengeance of El Shaddai upon all those who have rejected His Father’s Torah.38 Blessed are all those who continually draw near to hwhy through Him. t C.P. Sukkot 2010
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