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RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
Psalms 34:11. Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of YHVH.
Proverbs 8:6-9 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. 7 For my mouth shall speak Truth; for wickedness is an abomination to my lips. 8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverse in them. 9 They are all plain to him that understands, And right to them that find KNOWLEDGE.

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Table of Contents
Authors foreword …………………………………….. Foreword ……………………………………………… Preface ………………………………………………… Makor Hebrew Foundation ………………………….. Basic Scripture Study 101 ……………………………. Whole Book Context ………………………………….. Add or Diminish ………………………………………. Truth in the Psalms ………………………………….., The Four Types of Righteousness …………………… YHVH’s Covenant ……………………………………. Names and Titles ……………………………………… The Name Above All Names …………………………. Sabbath (s) …………………………………………….. Basic Two House Chronology ………………………... Idols and Worship of Them ………………………….. The Re-Gathering ……………………………………..

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Hosea …………………………………………………... The Watchman’s Call ………………………………… I Have Told You the End From the Beginning ……... Yahshua’s Main Mission/Purpose …………………… Prayer …………………………………………………. Evil …………………………………………………….. Acceptable Sacrifices to YHVH ……………………... Knowledge ……………………………………………. The World ……………………………………………. Signs in Remez and Drash …………………………… Twisted ………………………………………………... What Path Are You On ……………………………… The Way or the Path of the Righteous ……………… Circumcision …………………………………………. Heart ………………………………………………….. Holy …………………………………………………… Not By Our Might …………………………………… Recommended Further Reading and Links ………..

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Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

This book is not for sale!
It may be copied electronically or mechanically as long as it or any chapter is copied in its entirety. It is a work in progress as I am revising and editing subjects I’ve written on over the past 15 years. I wish anonymity because I am doing this at the urging of the Ruach Kodesh, and do not feel it is proper to claim credit. The author will accept donations if you feel led by the Ruach to help further his work. My desire is to publish this book in paperback and distribute it for free. I am not in covenant with the US Government as a 501-3c tax deductible organization, so your donations are strictly before YHVH. Make donations out to ‘cash’ or currency is OK. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 2266 Silver Springs, FL 34489. Matthew 6:1 Take heed that you do not give alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 2 Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. 3 But when you do alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does: 4 That your alms may be in secret: and your Father which sees in secret himself shall reward you openly. 1 Timothy 5:17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. 18 For the scripture says, You shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out the grain. And, the laborer is worthy of his hire. The Berean

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Authors Foreword
The purpose of this book is the restoration of things the Scriptures tell us must come to be in the last days for the restoration of the kingdom of Yisrael. They need to be restored because there has been a great falling away from what Yahshua taught. This is mainly due to people not understanding Paul’s writings and the cultural issues he was addressing. This has led to the “lies we have inherited from our fathers”. Not being able to see this is a result of a partial blindness for a season and for a reason; that season is coming to a close and the spirit of Eliyahu (Elijah) is upon the face of the earth. My style of teaching is through repetition, and emphasis by underlining, using bold, italics and/or combinations of them to show where the Words of Scripture impressed me through the leading of the Ruach Kodesh. I try to use more Scripture, than my comments, and as many ‘witnesses’ from other Scripture. “Let all matters be established in the mouth of two or three witnesses” Also I strongly feel Scripture cannot contradict Scripture! If we perceive the meaning of a passage and it flies in the face of Torah we have to reconcile our understanding to have all our doctrine affirm all precepts of Scripture. Please enter this work prayerfully asking the Ruach Kodesh to guide you in all His truth. I am on a journey seeking His will, the same as many others. I do not claim I know it all, by far! But I am humble enough to accept righteous correction via Scripture, rightly understood. (With other witnesses from Scripture, that does not contradict Scripture). You can contact me at spiritofeliyahu@gmail.com, if you have righteous correction. I have decided to remain anonymous because this is not really my teaching but the guiding of the Ruach Kodesh over the last fifteen years. The Berean 9/7/08

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Foreword I am waiting for early previews sent out to reply with their foreword. I will add them when they become available. If you are inclined to write one email it with your full name to spiritofeliyahu@gmail.com

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Preface
The Beginning of The Restoration of All Things is about the things that need to be restored to their rightful place before the Kingdom of Yisrael can be restored. (Acts 1:6 ff. Acts 1:6 “Master, are You at this time going to restore the Kingdom to Yisrael?" The need for restoration is due to a great falling away that was prophesized in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. All this is from YHVH, as part of His plan, there is no ‘chance’ or ‘coincidence’. 2 Thessalonians 2:1 Concerning the coming of our Master Yahshua ha Moshiach and our being gathered to Him, we ask you, brothers, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Master has already come. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of lawlessness. (Torah-lessness) This falling away from Torah has been going on for about 1,900 years. The Apostle John writes in 1John 2:18-19, 26 that this was already starting in his days (About 90 AD). The message of “the times of refreshing” and “the times of restitution of all things which YHVH has spoken of by His Holy prophets” was preached by Peter in Acts chapter 3; but the “falling away” and the time of “until the full number of Gentiles has come in” had to precede the restoration. I submit to you that the Gospel has been taken to every corner of the world and the spirit of Eliyahu (Elijah) is working in our days. This restoration covers thing as diverse as our Hebrew roots, to what exactly is the covenant of YHVH, His sacred Name being substituted almost eight thousand times with the title of a false mighty one, His Sabbath, Torah, New covenant, two house chronology, dispersion, re-gathering, Yahshua’s real mission, a smattering of end times/latter days and the misunderstanding of Paul.

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In this book I use terms that you may not be familiar with, but as you read and learn will understand why they are used. Our heavenly Father is called by the transliterated Hebrew letters of YHVH as they appear almost eight thousand times in the original language they were written. Although I know it is not a proper Hebrew name, I use Yahshua for Jesus, because of John 5:43: John 5:43 I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. We know at least the first part of YHVH’s name is ‘Yah’, so Yeshua just doesn’t cut it. Who knows maybe He was the only one who took the name of Yahshua, to fulfill: “There is only one Name by which man may receive salvation”. The original passage in Joel 2:32 has “everyone who calls upon the Name of YHVH” and is the basis of my putting ‘Yah’ in place of ‘Yes’. Rather than elaborate here on my reasons for reverting to the original Hebrew, Elohim, which means ‘mighty one’, instead of using ‘God’, the English word used to translate it, I’ll defer to the chapter on ‘Names and Titles’ for the reasons. Another Hebrew term used is ‘Ruach Kodesh’ which is the Holy Spirit. I do not condemn anyone who does not use any of these names or terms for where they are in their walk. The purpose is to educate people how the Scriptures have impressed me of what is important to YHVH compared to where the Body is today. I use Yisrael to refer to Jacob, his offspring and the original nation settled by his descendants to differentiate between them and the modern nation of Israel. The Scriptures often refers to the Northern Ten Tribes, from here out referred to as NTT, as Yisrael, and sometimes Ephraim. Judah is part of Yisrael but is usually referred to as Judah, though not always. Some teachings may seem redundant because of many repetitions but it is intended, for my style of teaching is to use repetition with emphasis of upper case letters, larger fonts, underlining, bold, italics and combinations of these. If you think back to elementary school we learned spelling by writing out the words many times; it is a proven method.

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This book is in PDF format so it can be copied and sent to your desktop to read, because I doubt there are few who will read it in one sitting. If you plan to print it, know now that it is at least 260 pages in 14 point Microsoft Word at this stage in editing! A lot of this will sound far fetched to many who refuse to see what Scripture says versus church doctrines and will think I’m a nut case. It doesn’t bother me at all because I ‘know’ who I serve and what His Word tells us about ‘He has told us the end ……. from the beginning’. I do not expect to find the majority (those relying heavily on church doctrine) agreeing because their way is the wide road and many there are upon it. The gate is small (Yahshua), His road is narrow (following His teachings), and few there will be upon it! It veers neither to the right or left. Remember the Religious leaders prosecuted and ridiculed Yahshua, as they always did the Prophets, who have always stated His Truth; sometimes plainly but often in parables or acted out in similitude. If you love Him and really have a heart for Him, read on. May His Spirit guide you in all His Truth. The Berean 9/19/2008

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Exploring the Hebrew Sources of Faith

The New Testament is known today as a Greek book, but much of it was originally written in Hebrew by the Jewish disciples of Yeshua ("Jesus" in Hebrew) nearly 2000 years ago. According to the Book of Acts, Yeshua himself spoke Hebrew. In Acts 26 Paul tells about the vision Paul he had on the road to Damascus: I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and my companions. When we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It hurts you to kick against the goads.' (Acts 26:12-14) It would have been just as natural for Yeshua to speak to Paul in Greek. After all, Yeshua certainly knew Greek and Paul was a totally Hellenized Jew who had received Roman citizenship. The fact Yeshua decided to speak to Paul in Hebrew testifies to the importance of Hebrew as the language of revelation. Paul himself preached to the Jews in Hebrew as reported in Acts 21: When he had given him permission, Paul stood on the steps and motioned to the people for silence; and when there was

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a great hush, he addressed them in the Hebrew language (Acts 21:40) New Testament scholars have long known that the Greek of the Greek of the New Testament has a strong Hebraic character to it. Most grammars of New Testament Greek contain an entire category known as Hebraisms which are Hebraic thought patterns translated very literally into Greek. Five books of the New Testament in particular contain a large number of Hebraisms leaving little doubt they were either written in Hebrew or translated from Hebrew sources. These five books are: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Acts and Revelation. The Hebraisms in these books proves that Yeshua and his original disciples preached in Hebrew and even more importantly that their words were recorded in Hebrew. They can be contacted at: http://www.makorhebrew.org

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Basic Scripture Study 101
Isaiah 28:9-10 "Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining his message? To children weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast? 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little 10 For precept must be upon precept All precepts in this study are based on precept # 6, that there must be at least two or three witnesses to establish any matter.

PRECEPT # 1 YHVH CANNOT/ WILL NOT Change
Malachi 3:6 For I am YHVH, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed. Psalms 33:11 But the plans of YHVH stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations. Psalms 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of My lips. Psalms 102:27 But You are the same, and Your years shall have no end. Psalms 111:9 He sent redemption unto His people: He has commanded His covenant for ever: Holy and reverenced is His Name. Hebrews 1:12 And as a vesture shall You fold them up, and they shall be changed: but You are the same, and Your years shall not fail. Hebrews 13:8 Yahshua the Messiah is the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

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PRECEPT # 2 YHVH has told us the end from the beginning.
Amos 3:7 Surely YHVH Elohim will do nothing, but He reveals His secret unto his servants the prophets. Genesis 6:13 And Elohim said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Genesis 18:17 And YHVH said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Isaiah 42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them. Isaiah 44:7-8 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for Me, since I appointed the ancient people? And the things that are coming, and shall come, let them show unto them. 8. Fear not, neither be afraid: have I not told you from that time, and have declared it? You are even My witnesses. Is there an Elohim beside Me? Yea, there is no Elohim; I know not any. Psalms 25:14 The secret of YHVH is with them that fear (revere) Him; and He will show them His covenant. Because of precept #2 we can find the Renewed Covenant is hidden (because it was a secret or mystery, re: Amos 3:7 above) in the writings of the Prophets: Jeremiah 33:14 Behold, the days come, says YHVH, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Yisrael and to the house of Judah.

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Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, says YHVH, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Yisrael, and with the house of Judah Jeremiah 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from Me. Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Yisrael; After those days, says YHVH, I will put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know YHVH’: for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says YHVH: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Ezekiel 11:19-20 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh: 20. That they may walk in My statutes, and keep My ordinances, and do them: and they shall be My people, and I will be their Elohim. Ezekiel 36:26-29 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. 27. And I will put My spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments, and do them.

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PRECEPT # 3 There will be a re-gathering of both houses of Yisrael back to the land promised to Avraham, Isaac and Jacob.
There are many, many ‘witnesses’ to this fact, which is a whole study in itself. (See the chapter on The Re-gathering). 28. And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be My people, and I will be your Elohim. 29. I will also save you from all your uncleannesses (defilements)
Do you know how you become defiled or ‘unclean’? (See chapter on Holy or Set-apart)

Ezekiel 11:21 But as for them whose heart walks after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, says YHVH Elohim. What is detestable or an abomination to YHVH? These are foundational teachings laid out for us long ago in the Torah to show us what is acceptable and proper to YHVH and what is not! What foundation have you built upon? Luke 6:48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation upon the Rock: and when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it: because it had been well built. 49 But the one who hears My words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete." "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." As YHVH is bound to His Word, He cannot lie, He is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever, He does NOT CHANGE, so His commands (Word) reveal His character to us: Righteous, Merciful and Just.

PRECEPT # 4 YHVH does not lie.
(This is actually a continuation of precept #1)

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1 Samuel 15:29 And also the Strength of Yisrael will not lie nor turn back: for He is not a man that He should repent. Numbers 23:19 Elohim is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent (change) : has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good? Malachi 3:6 For I am YHVH, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed. Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which Elohim, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; Ezekiel 24:14 I YHVH have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent (change); according to your ways, and according to your doings, shall they judge you, says YHVH Elohim.

PRECEPT # 5 There will be a judgment and you will be judged
Ezekiel 24:14 ff according to your ways, and according to your doings, shall they judge you, says YHVH Elohim. Ezekiel 33:20 Yet, O house of Yisrael, you say, `The way of YHVH is not just.' But I will judge each of you according to his own ways." I have 15 more ‘witnesses’: Isaiah 2:4, 3:3, 11:4, 33:22, 51:5, Ezk. 5:11, 7:3,4 8,9 & 27, 8:18, 9:10, 11:10ff, 18:30, Joel 3:12, Micah 4:3. I am sure there are many more also!

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Who is Yahshua?
John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. 2. The same was in the beginning with Elohim. John 1: 14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of Grace and Truth. The word of YHVH had been so messed up, perverted and twisted by man that The Word had to come to show us the spirit of the law; for the letter of the law without the spirit of the law can truly ‘kill’; because without the Spirit one is doing ‘dead works’. Mark 7:7 But in vain do they worship Me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men. Read Jeremiah 16n19. This pertains to both houses! For without the spirit of Torah Yisrael cannot walk in Torah as YHVH wants us to.

PRECEPT # 6 All things are to be established by two or three witnesses
As we are not to put to death anyone except by the word of two or three witnesses for any wrong doing that carries the death penalty, the same principle applies to what Scripture says about our eternal life i.e. ‘any doctrine that is a salvational issue (concerning your eternal life or death) will have at least two or three witnesses in Scripture.’ I have a strong feeling that the more times a subject is mentioned the more importance YHVH attaches to it. Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sins: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established. Numbers 35:30 Whoso kills any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die. 17

Deuteronomy 17:6-7 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. 7. The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put the evil away from among you.

PRECEPT # 7 Judgment will result in living with YHVH or death (separation from Him)
Ezekiel 33:18 If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, he will die for it. Ezekiel 33:19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live for doing it. Ezekiel 18:5-9 But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, 6. And has not eaten upon the mountains, neither has lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Yisrael, neither has defiled his neighbor’s wife, neither has come near to a menstruous woman, 7. And has not oppressed any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, has spoiled none by violence, has given his bread to the hungry, and has covered the naked with a garment; 8. He that has not given lent at interest, neither has taken any increase, that has withdrawn his hand from iniquity, has executed true judgment between man and man, 9. Has walked in My statutes, and has kept My judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, says YHVH Elohim. The ‘living’ and ‘dying’ spoken of in these verses is your eternal spiritual life. We all die physically sooner or later, but anyone can be as a dead person spiritually before YHVH. We all know of righteous people who die early deaths and evil unrighteous ones that live very long lives.

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Ezekiel 3:18-21 When I say unto the wicked, you shall surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand. 19. Yet if you warn the wicked and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. 20. Again, when a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand. 21. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also you have delivered your soul. Ezekiel 33:20 Yet you say, ‘The Way’ of YHVH is not equal. O you house of Yisrael, I will judge you every one after his ways. Jeremiah 16:19 O YHVH, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto You from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Jeremiah 16:11-12 Then shall you say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken Me, says YHVH, and have walked after other elohim, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken Me, and have not kept My Torah; 12. And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto Me Jeremiah 16:21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know My hand and My might; and they shall know that My Name is YHVH. 19

Jeremiah 16:21 I will this once cause them to know Jeremiah 16:21 and they shall know that My Name is YHVH. Jeremiah 29:13-14 And you shall seek Me, and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart. 14. And I will be found of you, says YHVH: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places where I have driven you, says YHVH; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive. Jeremiah 24:7 And I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am YHVH: and they shall be My people, and I will be their Elohim: for they shall return unto Me with their whole heart. Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not. Psalms 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? Prudent and he shall know them? For ‘the way’ of YHVH is right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein. Matthew 11:15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 20

14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

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Whole-book Context or Scripture cannot contradict Scripture!
If it appears to, then one of three things is likely: 1.) it is possible the translation was faulty, in one or both of the Scriptures that seem at odds with each other or 2.) there is a misunderstanding (misinterpretation) of Scripture precepts which results in a faulty doctrine or, 3.) you have failed to see all sides of an issue or the full picture. An example of 3.) : Look at a dime, you can lay it flat and see the front or the back (one dimension); you can stand it on edge where only the edge can be seen (still only one dimension); or turn it slightly so the edge and one side can be seen (now it appears in two dimensions); or you can spin it on edge, like a top, and see it from a different perspective as it spins round and round revealing all aspects of the whole thing! This is the problem most people, Christian or Jew, have with the subject of salvation; looking at only one aspect, rather than seeing the whole picture. On one side it’s a free gift and there is nothing can be done to earn it and on the other side every thing you do in life will be judged. Because most folks cannot see that these two concepts are not at odds with each, but are opposite sides of the ‘same coin’!!! Most Christian ‘sav-a-logues’, contain in their tracts something to the effect ‘that nothing can be done to earn it’ and then build a faulty doctrine that tells you the eternal Torah (law) of the Father has been ‘done away with’ or ‘was nailed to the cross’ and you ‘are not under the law’, but you ‘are under grace’; as if this is a blanket that covers your continued sinning. All you have to do is “just believe and confess with your mouth that J-sus is Lord” Where is the repentance? We are supposed to turn away from our sin and sin no more! How do we know what is sin but by the Torah?! (Romans 3:20ff) Romans 3:20 ff …for through the law comes the knowledge of sin. Most churches and synagogues seem to be more interested in ‘numbers’; how many people can we make ‘feel good about themselves without offending them’. Is this a numbers contest, as if to say we’re right because we have the most people’? A majority of people does NOT and CANNOT change YHVH’s eternal Truth. Or could the want of a lot of members be their money? It’s probably a little of both. BEWARE of wolves in sheep’s 22

clothing. There are many who will lead the gullible, the lazy and the blind astray! I’m not gullible you say? How about lazy? Do you search the Scriptures, like the noble Bereans, to see if what others tell you is so? Or to hide His Word in your heart so that you may not sin against Him? Most Jews totally ignore the requirement of a blood sacrifice as atonement for past sin. So we have brother against brother, each telling the other “they don’t know what they are talking about”, while all along neither is ‘seeing the whole picture’. What does ‘the whole picture’ show? I can tell you but I can’t teach you; you must search for yourself, with all your heart. If you truly love ‘the TRUTH’, then you have not been totally blinded, YHVH is faithful and will send you a teacher, the Ruach Kodesh, who will guide you in all Truth. His Word is salve for the eyes! (Re: 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11). Remember YHVH is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow; He does not change!!!! You do not have to divide His Word into a ‘new covenant’ and an ‘old covenant’ because you do not see the whole picture. They can and should be reconciled as the same covenant with the renewed being written upon your heart and in your mind. Remember the three points at the start of this essay as you study and make your studies for the purpose of showing your self approved to YHVH. * YHVH is the same, does not change: Mal.3:6, Psalm89:34, 1Sam.15:29, Num.23:19, Ezk.24:14; 5:11. *Can you lose your salvation?: Ezk.3:18-21, 33:7-9,12-16, 18:24, 2Peter2:21. * Learn the difference!: Num.15:15-31,especially v.22,24,25,26,28,29,30 *What is the renewed covenant?: Jer.31:31-34, Ezk.37:14,21-24-28, 36:21-22-27-29, 11:19-20. *If you wish to serve YHVH in Spirit and Truth, you are Yisrael, either as a natural born son of the remnant of the lost ten tribes or a sojourner joining himself to ‘The Way of YHVH’: Exodus 12:48-49, Ezk.37:14,21-24,25-28.

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Hos.14:9 “Who is wise, and he shall understand these things, prudent, and he shall know them, for the ways of YHVH are right, and the just shall walk in them, but the transgressors shall fall therein.” Ecc.12:13-14 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” I have done my job as a watchman, you have been warned, your blood can no longer be upon my hands, take heed! The Berean 4/22/00 Revised 3/5/05 & 9/7/08

Does not change:
Malachi 3:6 For I am YHVH, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed. Psalms 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of My lips. 1 Samuel 15:29 And also the Strength of Yisrael will not lie nor repent: for He is not a man, that He should repent. Ezekiel 24:14 I YHVH have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to your ways, and according to your doings, shall they judge you, says YHVH Elohim. Ezekiel 5:11 Wherefore, as I live, says YHVH Elohim; Surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable things, and with all your abominations, therefore will I also diminish you; neither shall My eye spare, neither will I have any pity.

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Lose Salvation:
Ezekiel 3:18-21 When I say unto the wicked, you shall surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand. 19. Yet if you warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. 20. Again, When a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand. 21. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also you have delivered your soul. Ezekiel 33:7-9 So you, O son of man, I have set you a watchman unto the house of Yisrael; therefore you shall hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from Me. 8. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die; if you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand. 9. Nevertheless, if you warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. Ezekiel 33:12-16 Therefore, you son of man, say unto the children of your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turns from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sins. 13. When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he has committed, he shall die for it.

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14. Again, when I say unto the wicked, you shall surely die; if he turns from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; 15. If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. 16. None of his sins that he has committed shall be mentioned unto him: he has done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live. Ezekiel 18:24 But when the righteous turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All his righteousness that he has done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he has trespassed, and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die. 2 Peter 2:20-21 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of YHVH and Savior Yahshua HaMoshiach , they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21. For it had been better for them not to have known ‘The Way’ of Righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the Holy commandment delivered unto them.

Learn the difference between mistaken and presumptuous sin:
Numbers 15:15-16 and 22-31 One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourns with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as you are, so shall the stranger be before YHVH. 16. One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourns with you. 22. And if you have erred, and not observed all these commandments, which YHVH has spoken unto Moses, 23. Even all that YHVH has commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day that YHVH commanded Moses, and henceforward among your generations; 24. Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one 26

young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savor unto YHVH, with his meat offering, and his drink offering, according to the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering. 25. And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Yisrael, and it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto YHVH, and their sin offering before YHVH, for their ignorance: 26. And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Yisrael, and the stranger that sojourns among them; seeing all the people were in ignorance. 27. And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering. 28. And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sins ignorantly, when he sins by ignorance before YHVH, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him. 29. You shall have one law for him that sins through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Yisrael, and for the stranger that sojourns among them. 30. But the soul that does ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproaches YHVH; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 31. Because he has despised the Word of YHVH, and has broken His commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him. Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul.

Renewed covenant:
Jeremiah 31:31-34 Behold, the days come, says YHVH, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Yisrael, and with the house of Judah: 32. Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which My covenant they broke, although I was a husband unto them, says YHVH:

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33. But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Yisrael; After those days, says YHVH, I will put My Torah in their minds and write it in their hearts; and will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. 34. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know YHVH: for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says YHVH: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Ezekiel 37:14 And I shall put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall you know that I YHVH have spoken it, and performed it, says YHVH. Ezekiel 37:21-28 And say unto them, Thus says YHVH Elohim; Behold, I will take the children of Yisrael from among the heathen, wherever they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: 22. And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Yisrael; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all. 23. Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be My people, and I will be their Elohim. 24. And David My servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in My judgments, and observe My statutes, and do them. 25. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob My servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and My servant David shall be their prince for ever. 26. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set My Sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. 27. My Tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. 28. And the heathen shall know that I YHVH do sanctify Yisrael, when My Sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore. 28

Ezekiel 36:21-29 But I had pity for My Holy Name, which the house of Yisrael had profaned among the heathen, wherever they went. 22. Therefore say unto the house of Yisrael, Thus says YHVH Elohim; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Yisrael, but for My Holy Name's sake, which you have profaned among the heathen, wherever you went. 23. And I will sanctify My Great Name, which was profaned among the heathen, which you have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am YHVH, says YHVH Elohim, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. 24. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. 25. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. 26. A new heart also will I give you, and a new Spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. 27. And I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments, and do them. 28. And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be My people, and I will be your Elohim. 29. I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the grain, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you. Ezekiel 11:18-20 18. And they shall come here, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from there. 19. And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new Spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh: 20. That they may walk in My statutes, and keep My ordinances, and do them: and they shall be My people, and I will be their Elohim.

Who is Yisrael:
Exodus 12:48-49 And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and will keep the Passover to YHVH, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and 29

keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof. 49. One law shall be to him that is home born, and unto the stranger that sojourns among you. (This is mentioned five times in Torah) Romans 11:16 If the part of the dough offered as first fruits is Holy, then the whole batch is Holy; if the Root is Holy, so are the branches. 17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, being a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive Root, 18 Boast not against the branches. But if you do, consider this: You do not support the Root, but the Root supports you. 19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in." 20 Very well; by their unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. 21 For if Elohim did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you either. Ezekiel 37:14 And shall put My spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall you know that I YHVH have spoken it, and performed it, says YHVH. 21 And say unto them, Thus says YHVH Elohim; Behold, I will take the children of Yisrael from among the heathen, wherever they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: 22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Yisrael; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all. 23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be My people, and I will be their Elohim. 24 And David My servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in My judgments, and observe My statutes, and do them. 25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob My servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and My servant David shall be their prince for ever. 30

Ezekiel 37:26-28 26. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set My Sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. 27. My Tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. 28. And the heathen shall know that I YHVH do sanctify Yisrael, when My Sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore. If you can not understand from the above verses that YHVH says, no make that ‘promises’, that He WILL REGATHER US AND BRING US BACK TO ERETZ YISRAEL; when He begins the renewed covenant in its fullness, then you need to pray, ask guidance and go back and reread these passages. These are not my words, but His! Yisrael never had a king after the Babylonian captivity so this could not have already been fulfilled. This is for the end days because when it is fulfilled and it will be FOREVER! If you still don’t understand you are probably one of the tares! Prepare for the fire!

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ADD or DIMINISH
Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing so ever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it. Deuteronomy 4:1-2 Now therefore hearken, O Yisrael, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which YHVH Elohim of your fathers gives you. 2. You shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish ought from it, that you may keep the commandments of YHVH your Elohim which I command you. Proverbs 30:5-6 Every word of Elohim is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. 6. Add you not unto His words, lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar. Revelation 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, Elohim shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, Elohim shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the Holy City, and from the things which are written in this book. This not only covers editing the Scriptures themselves but also making up new ‘laws’ that YHVH did not put in Scripture and calling them Torah or telling people that one does not have to do certain things that are commanded. The Rabbi’s call their rulings Oral Torah, saying that it was given to Moses and has been handed down. They add to it continually. They take verses, remove many words and claim authority to be able to butcher Scripture into opposite context. An example is Exodus 23:2:

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Exodus 23:2 You shall not follow the majority to do evil; neither shall you speak in a cause to turn aside after a majority to wrest justice They take the first six words, remove ‘not’ and come up with: “You shall follow the majority”. They claim this means you must follow after the majority of Rabbis ruling on an issue; because there are often some whose rulings are the antithesis of each other, and they claim both ruling are correct! By demanding, through corrupted Scriptures, that you have to follow after the majority they make the Theocracy of YHVH into a democracy! And thus they bring the Word of Elohim to no effect, and they do many such things. (Matthew 15:1-9 and Mark 7:1-13.) The Rabbis are not alone in adding and diminishing the Word; the Catholics proudly proclaim they changed the Sabbath to Sunday and they have removed the second commandment from the Ten Commandments. Catholics and Protestants alike believe that the Torah is ‘old’ and not applicable to them today. Many chapters in this book will address what exactly the new covenant is to be. I say ‘is to be’ because there are few that have it written upon their heart and in their mind at this time. This brings to my mind Yahshua’s discourse on the wide road and the narrow road! As you will see YHVH promises it will be so when He re-gathers Yisrael from every place they have been scattered. These are not my ideas, but what Scripture plainly and repeatedly tells us! Joshua 1:7-8 Only be you strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the Torah, which Moses My servant commanded you: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wheresoever you go. 8. This book of the Torah shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.

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Deuteronomy 13:18 Because you shall hearken to the voice of YHVH your Elohim, to keep all his commandments which I command you this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of YHVH your Elohim. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the Truth and turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of Elohim, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 so that the man of Elohim may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. The Word of Elohim IS TRUTH! See the chapter “Truth in the Psalms”. Also Proverbs has a lot to say about truth. YHVH’s Word is Truth therefore it cannot contradict itself. Think about that statement for awhile, Selah. If His Word seems to contradict itself then it is the reader who doesn’t understand what is being presented! Proper understanding is that all Scripture must be reconciled to each other. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Reverence Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

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Truth in the Psalms
Psalms 119:142 Your righteousness is everlasting and Your Torah is Truth. Psalms 119:151 Yet You are near, O YHVH, and all Your commands are Truth. Psalms 33:4 For the Word of YHVH is right and true; He is faithful in all He does. Psalms 25:5 Guide me in Your Truth and teach me, for You are Elohim my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. Psalms 31:5 Into Your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O YHVH, the Elohim of Truth. Psalms 25:10 All the paths of YHVH are mercy and Truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. Psalms 26:3 For Your loving kindness is before my eyes: and I have walked in Your Truth. Psalms 40:10 I do not hide Your righteousness in my heart; I speak of Your faithfulness and salvation. I do not conceal Your love and Your Truth from the great assembly. Psalms 43:3 Send forth Your Light and Your Truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to Your Holy mountain, to the place where You dwell. Psalms 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. Elohim shall send forth His mercy and His Truth. Psalms 61:7 He shall abide before Elohim for ever: O prepare Mercy and Truth, which may preserve him.

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Psalms 71:22 I will also praise You with the harp, even Your Truth, O my Elohim: unto You will I sing with the harp, O You Holy One of Yisrael. Psalms 85:10 Mercy and Truth are met together; Righteousness and Peace have kissed each other. Psalms 85:11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. Psalms 86:11 Teach me Your Way, O YHVH, and I will walk in Your Truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may reverence Your Name. Psalms 96:13 Before YHVH; for He comes, For He comes to judge the earth: He will judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His Truth. Psalms 100:5 For YHVH is good; his mercy is everlasting; and His Truth endures to all generations. Psalms 117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the Truth of YHVH endures for ever. Praise YHVH. Psalms 119:30 I have chosen The Way of Truth; I have set my heart on Your Torah. Psalms 119:43 And take not the Word of Truth utterly out of my mouth; For I have hoped in Your laws. 44 I will always obey Your Torah, for ever and ever. Psalms 119:142 Your righteousness is everlasting and Your Torah is Truth. Psalms 119:142 Your righteousness is everlasting and Your Torah is Truth. Psalms 119:142 Your righteousness is everlasting and Your

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Who keeps Truth for ever.
Matthew 11:15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

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The Four Types of Righteousness
What brought about this study where antinomian Christians claiming that all my works of Torah were of no avail. But when reading Scripture it tells us that YHWH is the same Yesterday, today and tomorrow, He does NOT CHANGE. And that further He will do nothing new that He has not shown us first through His prophets! The ‘new covenant’ is the Torah written upon our hearts and put in our minds so we will do it!

The First Type of Righteousness
Genesis 15:6 And he believed in YHWH; and He counted it to him for righteousness. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, (is this our hope for forgiveness of our sins and eternal life?) the evidence of things not seen. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at Elohim's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. By faith Abel offered Elohim a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when Elohim spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that comes to Elohim must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith Abraham, even though he was past age and Sarah herself was barren was enabled to become a father because he considered Him faithful who had made the promise. Hebrews 11:13-14 (However) These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 38

14. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a land. But now they desire a better land, that is, a heavenly one: wherefore Elohim is not ashamed to be called their Elohim: for He has prepared for them a city. This is one of the statements of the ‘New Testament’ that flies in the face of the Tanak. It ignores the many prophecies that have not been fulfilled about re-gathering Yisrael to Eretz Yisrael (At least 26!). Unless this passage in Hebrews is for the eighth day (eighth millennium) after the earth and the heavens have melted. (Re: 2 Peter 3:10 and Revelation 21:1).

The Second Type of Righteousness
Deuteronomy 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do this entire Commandment before YHWH our Elohim, as He has commanded us. New International Deuteronomy 6:25 And if we are careful to obey all this law (Torah) before YHWH our Elohim, as He has commanded us, that will be our righteousness." Psalms 18:20-26 YHWH rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has He recompensed me. 21. For I have kept the ways of YHWH, and have not wickedly departed from my Elohim. 22. For all His judgments were before me, and I did not put away His statutes from me. 23. I was also upright before Him, and I kept myself from my iniquity. 24. Therefore has YHWH recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His eyesight. 25. With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; with an upright man You will show Yourself upright; 26. With the pure You will show Yourself pure; and with the froward You will show Yourself froward. (froward: stubbornly obstinate) Psalms 7:8 YHWH shall judge the people; judge me, O YHWH, according to my righteousness, and according to my integrity that is in me.

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Psalms 37:5-6 Commit your way unto YHWH; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. 6. And He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. Psalms 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but YHWH upholds the righteous. Isaiah 58:8 Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth speedily: and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of YHWH shall be your reward. This is one verse that my Christian ‘friends’ used to tell me that all my ‘works’ were nothing to Elohim. Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness is as filthy rags;
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NIV Isaiah 64:5 You come to the help of those who gladly do right, who remember Your ways. But when we continued to sin against them, You were angry. (thus) 6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. How then can we be saved? (“have become” is in line with Ezekiel chapter 3 and 18!). ‘WHEN’ we CONTINUE to sin, THEN our righteousness is as ….. this is consistent with other Scriptures like Ezekiel chapters 3, 18 and 33 7. No one calls on Your Name or strives to lay hold of You; for You have hidden Your face from us and made us waste away because of our sins. Often all one has to do is read the surrounding verses to put an isolated verse, taken out of context, to support Christian doctrines like: ‘All you got to do is believe’, back into whole book context. Their reply is, “But nobody can keep the whole law”. Torah says it is do-able if it is in your heart! They 40

don’t understand that in Torah there are foolish and mistaken sins that will be forgiven with repentance vs. presumptuous sin that will not. Deuteronomy 30:11-14 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, "Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" 13. Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, "Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" 14. No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Ezekiel 3:20 Again, When a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die….. and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered. Ezekiel 3:21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he does not sin, he shall surely live Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sins, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:24-27 But when the righteous turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All his righteousness that he has done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he has trespassed, and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die. 25. Yet you say, ‘The Way’ of YHWH is not equal. Hear now, O house of Yisrael; is not My Way equal? Are not your ways unequal? 26. When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and dies in them; for his iniquity that he has done shall he die. 27. Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he 41

has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Ezekiel 18:29-32 Yet says the house of Yisrael, The way of YHWH is not equal. O house of Yisrael, are not My ways equal? Are not your ways unequal? 30. Therefore I will judge you, O house of Yisrael, and every one according to his ways, says YHWH Elohim. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. 31. Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby you have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will you die, O house of Yisrael? 32. For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dies, says YHWH Elohim: wherefore turn yourselves, and live. My conclusion from these precepts is: first you MUST have right faith to believe, and then second you MUST have proof of that belief that shows itself by your actions: obedience to the One we love. Obedience IS the second form of righteousness that PROVES we believe YHWH is who He says He is and that His Word is in our heart. These last verses in Ezekiel show that we WILL be SEPERATED from YHWH (spiritual death) if we sin because then these righteous acts will NOT be remembered. This should put fear in our hearts that ‘BELIEF’ IS NOT ENOUGH for salvation. The following statements of YHWH add to this precept when viewed in the Remez as ‘the promised land’ being symbolic of the promise of eternal life. Deuteronomy 9:4-6 Speak not in your heart, after that YHWH your Elohim has cast them out from before you, saying, For my righteousness YHWH has brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations YHWH does drive them out from before you. 5. Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations YHWH your Elohim does drive them out from before you, and that He may perform the word which YHWH swore unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 6. Understand therefore, that YHWH your Elohim gives you not this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiff necked people. YHWH will drive out the wicked that inhabit His kingdom (HaSatan and his third of the heavenly host that followed him) to let us posses their domain, 42

NOT because of what we do but because of their wickedness. However to be consistent with the rest of Scripture those NOT DOING His will are not going to be allowed to enter at all! (Left in the outer darkness, away from the light of YHWH, where there is gnashing of teeth).

The Third Type of Righteousness
I know this is the one we all fall short on when we try to be Torah observant, especially me, or some of my children would probably be dead! Psalms 106:30-31 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed. 31. And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore. Numbers 25:7-8 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; 8. And he went after the man of Yisrael into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Yisrael, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Yisrael. 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned My wrath away from the children of Yisrael, while he was zealous for My sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Yisrael in My jealousy. These first three are types of our righteousness, the latter two being a show, by our actions, that we have the first type; however without the fourth type we are ‘dead in the water’! This is probably because we lack the third type. If you try to claim that nobody can do all of Torah you don’t know Scripture very well or the lies of the church have blinded you, consider: Ezekiel 14:14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, says Master YHVH.

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The Fourth Type of Righteousness
Psalms 31:1 In You, O YHWH, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in Your righteousness. Psalms 69:27-28 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into Your righteousness. 27. Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous. Psalms 98:2 YHWH has made known His salvation: His righteousness has He openly showed in the sight of the heathen. New International Psalms 98:2 YHWH has made His salvation known and revealed His righteousness to the nations. Psalms 35:24 Judge me, O YHWH my Elohim, according to Your righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me. I have counted twenty two mentions of “Your/His righteousness in the Psalms! It is this fourth type of righteousness; that of YHWH’s righteousness that He cannot lie, that He WILL DO what He has told us, for the sake of His Name, we are saved and that we are allowed to enter His Kingdom. I feel that the kingdom will be His Spiritual Realm here on the Earth for a thousand years then it will be transformed into a new Heaven and Earth, or the transformation could take place at the beginning. I’m not going to put YHVH ‘in a box’, He will do His pleasure at His will and timing.

Conclusion:
Psalms 37:5 Commit your way unto YHWH; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. Rest in YHWH, and wait patiently (Hebrew: galal- commit yourself and trust) for Him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of 44

the man who brings wicked devices to pass. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon YHWH, (as a servant) they shall inherit the earth. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil.

Your Righteousness (YHVH’s) in the Tehillim (Psalms)
(From ‘The Scriptures’ by The Institute for Scripture Research)

The next three pages are some of my favorite passages:

Tehillim 4:8 8 O YHVH, lead me in Your righteousness because of those watching me; Make Your way straight before my face. Tehillim 31:1 1 In You, O YHVH, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness. Tehillim 35:24 &28 24 Rule me rightly, O YHVH my Elohim, According to Your righteousness; And let them not rejoice over me. 28 And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness, Your praise, all day long. Tehillim 40:10 10 I did not conceal Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your trustworthiness and Your deliverance; I did not hide Your kindness and Your truth from the great assembly. Tehillim 51:14 45

14 Deliver me from blood-guilt, O Elohim, Elohim of my deliverance, Let my tongue sing aloud of Your righteousness. Tehillim 69:27 27 add crookedness to their crookedness, And let them not enter into Your righteousness. Tehillim 71: 1-2, 15-16, 19 & 24 1 In You, O YHVH, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed. 2 In Your righteousness deliver and rescue me; Incline Your ear to me, and save me. 15 My mouth recounts Your righteousness Your deliverance all the day, Though I do not know their numbers. 16 I come in the might of the Master YHVH; I make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone. 19 For Your righteousness, O Elohim, is most high, You who have done great deeds. O Elohim, who is like You? 24 My tongue, too, utters Your righteousness all day long; For those who have been seeking my evil have been put to shame, have become abashed. Tehillim 72:1 1 O Elohim, give the sovereign Your right-rulings, And Your righteousness to the Son of a sovereign. Tehillim 88:12 12 Are Your wonders known in the dark? And Your righteousness in the land of no remembrance? Tehillim 89:16 16 In Your Name they rejoice all day long, And they are exalted in Your righteousness. Tehillim 119:7, 40, 123 & 142 46

7 I thank You with uprightness of heart, When I learn the right-rulings of Your righteousness. 40 See, I have longed for Your orders; Revive me in Your righteousness. 123 My eyes have pined away for Your deliverance, And for the Word of Your righteousness. 142 Your righteousness is righteousness forever, And Your Torah is Truth. Tehillim 143:1-2, 11 1 Hear my prayer, O YHVH, Give ear to my pleadings In Your trustworthiness. Answer me in Your righteousness. 2 And do not enter into right-ruling with Your servant, For before You no one living is in the right. 11 For the sake of Your Name, O YHVH, revive me! In Your righteousness, Bring my being out of distress. Tehillim 145:6-7 6 And they speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I recount Your greatness. 7 They send forth the remembrance of Your great goodness, And they sing of Your righteousness. Many of these pleas should be in our prayers every day! Matthew 11:15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

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YHVH’s Covenant (promises)
cov-e-nant n. 1. A binding agreement; a compact.
2. Law. A formal sealed agreement or contract. A suit to recover damages for violation of such a contract. 3. In the Bible, Elohim's promise to the human race.1

cov-e-nant

An often legally binding arrangement : agreement, accord, arrangement, bargain, bond, compact, contract, convention, covenant, pact, transaction, settlement. A declaration that one will or won't do something : promise, agreement, assurance, bargain, bond, commitment, compact, contract, covenant, deal, guarantee, oath, pledge, surety, vow. To assume an obligation. v.contract, agree, bind oneself, commit, covenant, give one's word, guarantee, pledge, plight, promise, underwrite, vow, warrant, undertake, engage, warranty, certify. 2 (My emphasis added)

The most important aspect of a long term covenant is the immutableness of the character of the party making the promise. (See the chapter on I Have Told You The End From The Beginning). I have emphasized above what I feel Scripture tells us about YHVH’s covenants with men. Scripture also tells us that YHVH is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow; that He does not change and cannot lie.

1Excerpted from American Heritage Talking Dictionary. Copyright © 1997 The
Learning Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2Excerpted from American Heritage Talking Dictionary. Copyright © 1997 The Learning Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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YHVH’s covenant is with the descendants of Yisrael (Jacobs new name), and those wishing to join the House of Yisrael to love and serve YHVH according to His instructions (Torah) on Mt. Sinai and clarified somewhat by the Prophets. He has never made a covenant like this with any other peoples/nations! (the covenant with Noah was for all mankind, but it is limited to flooding the whole Earth again and that seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."). I am going to start this journey in the order that I progressed through them: the promises of YHVH, the signs of His covenant, the importance of His Name and then the courage to walk the walk. The main promise in Scripture is to Avraham and his descendants. It gives a specified area of land that is promised to his offspring. Although Avraham had eight sons, the promise was narrowed to Isaac, and then to Jacob and his offspring. Also in this is two other promises, the first is that all the families of the earth would be blessed in Avraham’s seed and second is the promise of multiplicity. These two promises were also handed down to Isaac and Jacob. Let’s look at the Scriptures that tell us these things: Genesis 12:7 YHVH appeared to Avram and said, "To your offspring I will give this land." So he built an altar there to YHVH, who had appeared to him. Genesis 12:1 YHVH said to Avram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. 2 "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." Genesis 15:3-10,12-15, & 18 And Avram said, "You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir." 4 Then the Word of YHVH came to him: "This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir." YHVH took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars, if indeed you can count them." Then He said to him, "So shall your offspring be." 6 Avram believed YHVH, and He credited it to him as righteousness.

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7 And He said unto him, I am YHVH that brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit it. 8 But Avram said, "O Sovereign YHVH, how can I know that I will gain possession of it?" 9 So YHVH said to him, "Bring Me a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon." 10 Avram brought all these to Him, cut them in two and arranged the halves opposite each other; the birds, however, he did not cut in half. 12 As the sun was setting, Avram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him. 13 Then YHVH said to him, "Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years. 14 But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions. 18 On that day YHVH made a covenant with Avram and said, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates. Genesis 17:1 When Avram was ninety-nine years old, YHVH appeared to him and said, "I am El Shaddai walk before Me and be blameless. 4 "As for Me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. 5 No longer will you be called Avram ; your name will be Avraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. 7 I will establish My covenant as an everlasting covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your Elohim and the Elohim of your descendants after you. 8 The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their Elohim." 9 Then Elohim said to Avraham, "As for you, you must keep My

covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come.
The Sign of the Covenant

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Genesis 17:10 This is My covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised. 11 You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between Me and you.

Our belief is confirmed by our actions (obedience)
Genesis 18:17 Then YHVH said, "Shall I hide from Avraham what I am about to do? 18 Seeing that Avraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep ‘The Way’ of YHVH, to do justice and judgment; that YHVH may bring upon Avraham that which He has spoken to him. The word ‘know’ in Hebrew is Strong’s # 3045 transliterated: yada` Phonetic: yaw-dah' This word also denotes a very intimate knowing, as it is the same word used in Gen. 4:1 “Adam knew Eve, his wife; and she conceived.” How intimate are you with YHVH?

The Promise is passed to Isaac
Genesis 26:1 Now there was a famine in the land--besides the earlier famine of Avraham's time--and Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines in Gerar. 2 YHVH appeared to Isaac and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live. 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you. For unto you, and unto your descendants, I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore unto Avraham your father. 4 I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, 51

5 Because Avraham obeyed My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.

The Promise is passed to Jacob
Genesis 28:10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. 12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the messengers of Elohim were ascending and descending on it. 13 And, behold, YHVH stood above it, and said, I am YHVH, the Elohim of Avraham your father, and the Elohim of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. 15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." YHVH promised to bring Jacob back which He did, but I feel it is also a hint of a recurring theme: if you serve YHVH, obey Him according to His terms, then you will be a special treasure to Him and you get to live in His land (read kingdom). This recurring theme starts in Genesis, is expounded on by the Prophets, and is spoken of by Yahshua and His disciples. It is basically that all Yisrael would sin, defile YHVH’s land and be scattered among the nations but would be re-gathered in the latter days. By their mingling with all nations; all nations would be blessed! We have obligations to do in the covenant. YHVH does not change but we have! Yahshua’s mission was to re-gather the Whole House of Yisrael, clean them up and present them to the Father as a Holy offering. This will come into being at His return; which I feel is when the renewed covenant

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will be fully implemented. Remember YHVH does not change; He will bring all things prophesized to pass! We are the ones that change so easily! Men love to have their ears ‘tickled’: 2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers tickling the ear. Man has been deceived as to what our obligations are, for our part of the covenant! Following their lies could put you as a covenant breaker and outside of the covenant! But now the time has come for the Restoration of All Things! We have been blinded, in part, for a season, for a reason. That season is drawing to a close! The spirit of Eliyahu is upon us.

We were blinded for a ‘season’, for a reason.
2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Messiah is it taken away. (Are you ‘in’ Messiah?). Are you walking as He walked? He kept Shabbat and all of Torah! Below are four witnesses that you should walk as He walked: 1 John 2:6 Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Yahshua did. 1 Peter 2:21 To this you were called, because Messiah suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps. John 13:15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 1 Corinthians 11:1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Messiah. And the new covenant is having Torah written upon your heart and mind and being empowered to do it: Jeremiah 31:31 "The time is coming," declares YHVH, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Yisrael and with the house of Judah. 53

33 "This is the covenant I will make with the house of Yisrael after that time," declares YHVH. "I will put My Torah in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their Elohim, and they will be My people. Ezekiel 37:21 And say unto them, Thus says Master YHVH: Behold, I will take the children of Yisrael from among the nations, wherever they are gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: 22 I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Yisrael. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms. 23 They will no longer defile themselves with their idols and vile images or with any of their offenses, for I will save them from all their sinful backsliding, and I will cleanse them. They will be My people, and I will be their Elohim. 24 And My servant David shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in My ordinances, and observe My statutes, and do them. If you are willing, the Ruach Kodesh (Holy Spirit) will guide you in all Truth. YHVH is gracious and forgiving for He wants that no one should perish. If you are repentant and seek to be in covenant with Him there is hope, and hope is faith. Then you show your faith by your actions. For this is our faith; that we believe YHVH is who He says He is and will do the things He has promised. We show that faith by DOING what He has asked of us. You must be willing to let go of preconceived ideas and doctrines that have come from blind men and let the TRUTH of Scripture be Restored. The Truth has been subtly distorted; but in a few instances not subtly but blatantly so. Jeremiah 16:19 O YHVH, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto You from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Before continuing with YHVH’s plan for the descendents of Avraham, Isaac, and Jacob I want to briefly cover four very important foundational 54

issues: YHVH’s Name, His title, the Ten Commandments and the Sabbath. Later I will cover them in more detail.

Names and Titles
Before I share my teaching on THE NAME (above all names) I want to stress the importance of names and lay some foundations. If you don’t think names are important try calling your spouse by your former sweethearts’ name, especially in an intimate moment! This is essentially what we do when we call YHVH ‘Lord’, especially in our intimate moments of prayer and supplication with Him. The Hebrew letters yod, hey, vav, hey, transliterated as YHVH, is found more than 7,000 times in the Scriptures! Do you think there might be some importance connected to the sheer number of times His name is mentioned? And man, for some reason, has seen fit to change His name in their translations to ‘Lord”. Lord is, at best an English landowner’s title which means master. At the worst, as we will see, it is a title for false mighty ones (elohim). Here lies a paradox, why did the same Englishmen translate Ba’al, which means Master, to lord, and then use the same word to replace YHVH’s sacred name? We will find out more about Ba’al shortly but first I’d like to return to the importance of a name. Names, especially in Hebrew, often told of ones status, position or character.

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When YHVH promised Avram (which means exalted father, at that time Avram was still childless) that he would not remain without heirs from his own body but would become the Father of many nations; YHVH changed Avram’s name to Avraham which means father of a multitude. (At the time Avraham had only one child Ishmael.) We find YHVH changing Jacob’s name to Yisrael (Israel) after he wrestled with the messenger of Yah. Yisrael means perseveres or contends with Elohim. ( I use Yisrael for the patriarch, his descendents and the ancient kingdom, but especially the Northern Ten Tribes (NTT from here on); for the purpose of differentiating him/them from the modern nation of Israel). So we can begin to see that names are more important than what we consider them to be in modern times. This is highly evident among black American women who are very creative at making up names that sound nice but have no meaning. As to the importance of names YHVH’s Name is even more so, as you will soon see! YHVH essentially means I am that I am and is the Name He says He is to be remembered by: Exodus 3:15ff This is My Name forever, the Name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation. Also before I give you the teaching “The Name (above all names) I’d like to cover the title by which the world calls YHVH: ‘God’. Nobody really knows the origin of the word ‘God’; if you do searches on the origin of the word ‘God’ you will find those who believe it is the proper name of a Teutonic deity! There are other scholars who disagree, but the possibility remains. Would you like to gamble on it? Think again about the second sentence at the beginning of this article. “If you don’t think names are important try calling your spouse by your former sweethearts’ name, especially in an intimate moment!” YHVH wants to be our husband, to provide for us! You don’t know how many times I’ve heard “Oh but I offer the sacrifice of praise to him and ‘the Lord’ knows my heart.” To which I reply read 1 Sam. 15:22 and a few other verses:

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1 Samuel 15:22 But Samuel replied: "Does YHVH delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of YHVH? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. Hosea 6:6 For I desire goodness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of Elohim more than burnt-offerings. Hosea 6:6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of Elohim rather than burnt offerings. Ecclesiastes 5:1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of Elohim. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it? Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. The Hebrew word we translate as ‘God’ is Elohim which means ‘mighty one’. There is a distinct possibility that ‘God’ is the proper name of a false deity. YHVH COMMANDS us not to call Him by the names of false elohim: Exodus 23:13 And in all things that I have said unto you take heed: and make no mention of the name of other elohim, neither let it be heard out of your mouth. Witness # one Another version has it like this: Exodus 23:13 "Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other elohim; do not let them be heard on your lips. Joshua 23:7 Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their elohim or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them. Witness # two

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Psalms 16:4. Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another elohim: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
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There are other Scriptures that tell us in the latter days His Name and title will be restored: Hosea 2:16 "In that day," declares YHVH, "you will call Me `my husband' (Hebrew Ishi); you will no longer call Me `my master (The Hebrew is Ba’ali or my Lord). ' 17 I will remove the names of the Ba’als (Lord) from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked. (You might want to skip ahead and read the chapter on Idols and Worship of Them, then reread the two verses above) 18 In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety. Verse 18 shows us that “that day” has not yet come, because we still have war. This is another thing that needs to be restored. Zephaniah 1:4 "I will stretch out My hand against Judah and against all who live in Jerusalem. I will cut off from this place every remnant of Baal (Lord), the names of the pagan and the idolatrous priests (they are priests of “the Lord God”, not of YHVH!) 5 those who bow down on the roofs to worship the starry host, …. (false elohim of the sun, stars, and planets; see chapter on Ba’al) ….those who bow down and swear by YHVH and who also swear by Malcham, (aka Malcam or Milcom, the national idol of the Ammonites) 6 those who turn back from following YHVH and neither seek YHVH nor inquire of Him. Be warned and prepared, for YHVH tells us though we may be forgiven (but maybe not! Re: Matt. 22:13, below), there is punishment for the unrepentant: 58

Zephaniah 1:7 Be silent before the Sovereign YHVH, for the day of YHVH is near. YHVH has prepared a sacrifice; He has consecrated those He has invited. 8 And it shall come to pass in the day of YHVH's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel. “Strange apparel” brings to mind the parable of the wedding clothes in Matthew 22:11-13 Matthew 22:11 "But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 `Friend,' he asked, `how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless. 13 "Then the king told the attendants, `Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' What do your ‘clothes consist of? Read Rev. chapter 3 paying close attention to what an ‘over comer’ does, and verses 4-6 about clothes, which are symbolic of your covering. Revelation 3:4 But you have a few names in Sardis that did not defile their garments: and they shall walk with me in white; for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge His Name before my Father and his angels. 6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To most who call upon ‘the Lord God’, albeit out of ignorance and lies inherited from their fathers; they have a heart for YHVH and hold the Ten Commandments in awe, even though they do not do the third and fourth. I feel it is appropriate to mention the fourth commandment here because it too, in addition to the third is ignored or explained away by traditions of the fathers. These are some of the lies we have inherited!

The Ten Commandments
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I have always considered the Ten Commandments to be eternal because they were written by the finger of YHVH Himself and in stone, which is symbolic of their everlasting nature: Exodus 31:18 When YHVH finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the Testimony, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of Elohim. Written by YHVH’s own finger! And in stone! You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to get this one!

The Sabbath
Besides bringing the Name of YHVH to nothing, by substituting it with ‘Lord’ and a pagan deity’s name, the other command that has been ignored is honoring one of the signs of the covenant: Exodus 20:8-11 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9. Six days shall you labor, and do all your work: 10. But the seventh day is the Sabbath of YHVH your Elohim: in it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the stranger within your gates: 11. For in six days YHVH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore YHVH blessed the Sabbath day, and made it Holy. Exodus 31:13 "Say to the Yisraelites, `You must observe My Sabbaths. This will be a sign between Me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am YHVH, who makes you Holy. There will be chapters that cover in depth, the Sabbath and all the signs of YHVH’s covenant.

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The Sabbath day was changed to Sunday by Constantine, who had no authority to do so and is in direct violation of YHVH’s command: Deuteronomy 4:2 You shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish anything from it, that you may keep the commandments of YHVH your Elohim which I command you. Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it. Joshua 1:7 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Proverbs 30:6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar. Revelation 22:18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, Elohim will add to him the plagues described in this book. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, Elohim will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. Five witnesses! (See the chapter on “In the mouth of two or three witnesses”) These are the some of the things that man has lied about; passing them on generation after generation, that Jeremiah told us about: Jeremiah 16:19 O YHVH, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles (goyim, those without Elohim) shall come unto You from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Now let’s look at what the Scriptures have to say about The Name above all names.

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THE NAME [ above all names]
Proverbs 30:4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of His hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in His cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His Name, and the Name of His Son? Tell me if you know! Proverbs 30:7-9 Two things have I asked of You; Deny me them not before I die: 8. Remove far from me falsehood and lies; Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is needful for me: 9. Lest I be full, and deny You, and say, Who is YHVH? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and use profanely the Name of my Elohim. From this I see that when we break the ten words (stealing) we profane His Name! Psalms 86:11-12 Teach me Your way, O YHVH, and I will walk in Your Truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may reverence Your Name. 12. I will praise You, O YHVH my Elohim, with all my heart; I will glorify Your Name forever. Isaiah 52:6 Therefore My people will ‘know’ My Name; therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Behold, it is I." The word ‘know’ in Hebrew is Strong’s # 3045: yada` 62

Phonetic: yaw-dah' It means to know or have knowledge of. This word also denotes a very intimate knowing, as it is the same word used in Gen. 4:1 “Adam knew Eve, his wife; and she conceived. How intimate are you with YHVH? There is a big difference between to know of YHVH and to ‘know’ Him. Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the Name of YHVH your Elohim in vain; for YHVH will not hold him guiltless that takes His Name in vain. Exodus 20:7 "You shall not misuse the Name of YHVH your Elohim, for YHVH will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses His Name. My translation Shemoth 20:7 You must not carry away the Name of YAHUAH your Elohim to bring it to nothing, because YAHUAH will not leave unpunished the one who brings His Name to nothing. (And by not using it, it is brought to nothing!) Exodus 3:13-15 And Moses said unto Elohim, Behold, when I come unto the children of Yisrael, and shall say unto them, The Elohim of your fathers has sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is His Name? What shall I say unto them? 14. And Elohim said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: (hayah-ash-er'hayah) and He said, Thus shall you say unto the children of Yisrael, I AM has sent me unto you. 15. And Elohim said moreover unto Moses, Thus shall you say unto the children of Yisrael, YHVH, the Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Avraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, has sent me unto you: this is My Name forever, and this is My memorial unto all generations. Exodus 3:15 This is My Name forever, the Name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation. Exodus 9:16 But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you My power and that My Name might be proclaimed in all the earth. Deuteronomy 6:13 You shall reverence YHVH your Elohim; and Him shall you serve, and shall swear by His Name. -- King James 63

Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the Name of YHVH, our Elohim. -- American Standard Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will make mention of the Name of YHVH our Elohim. -- New International Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the Name of YHVH our Elohim. Exodus 3:15 This is My Name forever, the Name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation. Psalms 22:22 I will declare Your Name to my brothers; in the congregation I will praise You. Psalms 22:22 I will declare Your Name to my brothers … Psalm 22 is a prophetic Messianic Psalm, verse 22 being fulfilled by Yahshua in John 17 verse 6: John 17:6 I declared Your Name unto the men whom You gave me out of the world. They were Yours; You gave them to me and they have obeyed Your Word. ( There is a chapter on ‘the world’ and the things of this ‘world’). Psalms 52:9 I will praise You forever for what You have done; in Your Name I will hope, for Your Name is good. I will praise You in the presence of Your saints. Psalms 68:4 Sing to Elohim, sing praise to His Name, extol Him who rides on the clouds -- His Name is YAH-- and rejoice before Him. Psalms 86:12 I will praise You, O YHVH my Elohim, with all my heart; I will glorify Your Name forever. Psalms 66:4 All the earth shall worship You, and shall sing unto You; they shall sing to Your Name.

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Psalms 44:8 In Elohim we boast all the day long, and praise Your Name for ever. Selah. Isaiah 25:1 O YHVH, You are my Elohim; I will exalt You and praise Your Name, for in perfect faithfulness You have done marvelous things, things planned long ago. Psalms 69:36 The seed also of His servants shall inherit it: and they that love His Name shall dwell therein. Psalms 72:17-18 His Name shall endure for ever: His Name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in Him: all nations shall call Him blessed. 18. Blessed be YHVH Elohim, the Elohim of Yisrael, who only does wondrous things. Numbers 6:23-27 On this wise you shall bless the children of Yisrael, saying unto them, 24. YHVH bless you, and keep you: 25. YHVH make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: 26. YHVH lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. 27. And they shall put My Name upon the children of Yisrael, and I will bless them. Psalms 76:1 In Judah is Elohim known: His Name is great in Yisrael. Psalms 80:17-19 Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself. 18. Then we will not turn away from You: quicken us, and we will call upon Your Name. 19. Turn us again, O YHVH Elohim of hosts, cause Your face to shine; and we shall be saved. Psalms 83:16-18 Cover their faces with shame so that men will seek Your Name, O YHVH. 17. May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace. 18. Let them know that You, whose Name is YHVH-- that You alone are the Most High over all the earth.

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Psalms 89:12 The north and the south You have created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Your Name. Psalms 89:16 In Your Name shall they rejoice all the day: and in Your righteousness shall they be exalted. Psalms 89:24 But My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him: and in My Name shall his strength be exalted. Psalms 91:14 "Because he loves Me," says YHVH, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My Name. Isaiah 56:6-8 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to YHVH, to serve Him, and to love the Name of YHVH, to be His servants, every one that keeps the Sabbath from polluting it, and takes hold of My covenant; 7. Even them will I bring to My set-apart mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people. 8. YHVH Elohim, who gathers the outcasts of Yisrael says, yet will I gather others to Him, beside those that are gathered unto Him. Psalms 7:17 I will praise YHVH according to His righteousness: and will sing praise to the Name of YHVH most high. Psalms 61:8 So will I sing praise unto Your Name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows. Psalms 9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in You: I will sing praise to Your Name, O You most High. Psalms 54:6 I will freely sacrifice unto You: I will praise Your Name, O YHVH; for it is good. Psalms 44:20-21 If we had forgotten the Name of our Elohim or spread out our hands to a foreign elohim, 21 would not Elohim search this out? Since He knows the secrets of the heart?

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How prophetic! Because there are so many who do not know His Name! But YHVH says in the latter days all things will be Restored. Psalms 119:54-56 Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 55. I have remembered Your Name, O YHVH, in the night, and have kept Your Torah. 56. This I had, because I kept Your precepts. Psalms 119:131-136 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for Your commandments. 132. Look upon me, and be merciful unto me, as You used to do unto those that love Your Name. 133. Order my steps in Your Word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134. Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep Your precepts. 135. Make Your Face to shine upon Your servant; and teach me Your statutes. 136. Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not Your Torah. Jeremiah 10:25 Pour out Your fury upon the heathen that ‘know’ You not, and upon the families that call not on Your Name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate. Jeremiah 10:25 Pour out Your fury upon the heathen that know You not, and upon the families that call not on Your Name. Psalms 79:6 Pour out Your wrath upon the heathen that have not known You, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon Your Name. Psalms 44:20-21 If we have forgotten the Name of our Elohim, or stretched out our hands to a strange elohim; 21. Shall not Elohim search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart. Jeremiah 23:25-27 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in My Name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

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26. How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; 27. Which think to cause My people to forget My Name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their fathers have forgotten My Name for Baal (the Lord!). ( !!!! )

Jeremiah 23:27 Which think to cause My people to forget My Name
Jeremiah 23:27 as their fathers have forgotten My Name for Baal. (Lord) Jeremiah 23:34-36 And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of YHVH, I will even punish that man and his house. 35. Thus shall you say every one to his neighbor, and every one to his brother, What has YHVH answered? And, what has YHVH spoken? 36. And the burden of YHVH shall you mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for you have perverted the Words of the living Elohim, of YHVH of hosts our Elohim. Jeremiah 23:36 for you have perverted the Words of the living Elohim Isaiah 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, says YHVH, that My people are taken away for naught? They that rule over them make them to howl, says YHVH; and My Name continually every day is blasphemed. Isaiah 52:5 and My Name continually every day is blasphemed. Exodus 20:7 "You shall not misuse the Name of YHVH your Elohim, for YHVH will not hold anyone guiltless who brings His Name to naught. Psalms 44:20-21 If we have forgotten the Name of our Elohim, or stretched out our hands to a strange elohim; 21. Shall not Elohim search this out? for he knows the secrets of the heart. Deuteronomy 6:13-15 You shall fear YHVH your Elohim; and Him shall you serve, and shall swear by His Name. 68

14. you shall not go after other elohim, of the elohim of the peoples that are round about you; 15. for YHVH your Elohim in the midst of you is a jealous Elohim; lest the anger of YHVH your Elohim be kindled against you, and He destroy you from off the face of the earth. Exodus 23:13 And in all things that I have said unto you take heed: and make no mention of the name of other elohim, neither let it be heard out of your mouth. Witness # one Exodus 23:13 "Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other elohim; do not let them be heard on your lips. Joshua 23:7 Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their elohim or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them. Witness # two Psalms 16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another elohim: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. Witness # three? Psalms 80:18-19 Then we will not turn away from You: quicken us, and we will call upon Your Name. 19. Turn us again, O YHVH Elohim of hosts, cause Your face to shine; and we shall be saved. Psalms 99:6 Moses and Aaron were among His priests, Samuel was among those who called on His Name; they called on YHVH and He answered them. Psalms 116:13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the Name of YHVH. Psalms 116:17 I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the Name of YHVH. Isaiah 12:4 ( HalleluYAH ) And in that day shall you say, Praise YHVH, call upon His Name, declare His doings among the people, make mention that His Name is exalted.

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Malachi 3:16-18 Then those who reverenced YHVH spoke to one another, and YHVH gave attention and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who reverence YHVH and who esteem (honor) His Name. "And they will be Mine," says YHVH of hosts, " in the day when I make up My treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him." Then shall you return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves Elohim and one who does not serve Him. I don’t know about you, but I see the last sentence implying a person who refuses to call upon His Name and serve Him, is considered wicked. My translation of Shemoth 20:7 is “You must not carry away the Name of YAHUAH your Elohim to bring it to nothing, because YAHUAH will not leave unpunished the one who brings His Name to nothing.” If you refuse to put the vowels in, like you must do, to read the rest of Scripture; or claim a cop-out that “I don’t know for sure which vowels are the right ones” then you are bringing His Name to nothing, because in light of all these Scripture verses I have presented to you, He has told you His desire for you to call upon His Name. Substituting Adonai or HaShem is using a title instead of His Name and is not what He desires. HIS NAME is mentioned eight times in the first five commandments, we are told (commanded???) to call upon it, sing to it, extol it, remember it, know it, seek it, reverence it, trust in it, rejoice in it, lift up our hands to it, honor it, to bless it, make it known, that there is glory in it, it is great, it shall endure forever and BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF YAHWEH/ YAHVEH/YAHUAH.....YAHUSHUA!!! His Name is NOT Jehovah, Lord God, or LORD. It is not Adonai or HaShem, and even though Scripture says one day we will call Him “Ishi” (my husband) none of these are His Name; they are at best titles that make us circumvent His Word, thereby bringing His Word and His Name to no effect. The letter ‘J’ did not exist in the English alphabet until the 1500’s! The Hebrew letter ‘yod’ has a ‘Y’ sound as in Yes, so to do a proper transliteration ‘Yah’ is definitely the first syllable of the Sacred Name. 70

His Name is the four Hebrew letters, Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey. Since the original Scriptures did not have any vowels nobody can be sure how to pronounce it correctly.(1) My preference is YaHUaH or Yah-Hoe-WaH; although I often just spell it out loud in Hebrew, as it appears in Scripture, especially when praying. I do ‘know’ that since I have been made aware of The Name, call upon it, praise it, sing to it, etc. that not only has my prayer life changed for the better, but my whole life has too. Now I can say: Psalm 22:22 I make (have made) known Your Name to my brothers (Or at least Your desire, for them, to use it rather than bring it to nothing) Todah rabah Abba YHVH for using me to show others Your Word. Mika'el 6-28-5760 (9-9-99) Revised 11-13-99, 11-22-06 and 8-15-08

Post script: I use Yahweh, Yahuah and Yah-hoe-wah interchangeably to show others that none of us really know the correct pronunciation; until Moshiach returns and tells us. Nobody on earth knows for sure the origin of the English word god; there is a possibility that “God” is the proper name of a Teutonic deity and if this is so we have a direct command, with three witnesses, not to let the names of false elohim be upon our lips or let it be heard out of our mouth. Why take the chance of sinning by calling YHVH a “God”, which is an accepted title, in ‘the world’, for anybodies deity. YHVH tells us He alone is Elohim. (Isaiah 37:16 ) Allah is NOT YHVH! We are told we are in the world but should not be of the world. YHVH tells us He is Holy (set-apart) and we are to be Holy as He is Holy. (Set-apart or dedicated to Him) By not calling Him by His Name 71

and by using a title that the world uses for any deity is not, in my eyes, being set-apart or Holy; nor honoring or reverencing Him. (Hebrew has no upper or lower case letters. I use them to differentiate between false elohim and Elohim YHVH) The Hebrew word translated god is Elohim which means ‘mighty one(s)’. YHVH is The Mighty One of Yisrael! Hebrew does use the term elohim for false elohim, but Scripture tells at least three times that these are NOT Elohim, they are the work of men’s hands (idols); Isaiah 37:19; Jeremiah 2:11 and 16:20. And in other passages we see that false elohim have no power, cannot see, hear, smell or walk. YHVH alone is Elohim of the earth: Isaiah 37:16 "O YHVH Almighty, Elohim of Yisrael, enthroned between the cherubim, You alone are Elohim over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. (Although I have Josephus in my library, I’ve never read it in its entirety, so I can not substantiate the following footnote that I read in someone else’s teaching on pronunciation of the Name.)
(1) Josephus the Jewish historian who lived before the second Temple was destroyed, being a Cohen, claims to have heard the High Priest call the name on Yom Kippur and writes in Jewish Antiquities that it sounded like all vowels. This would rule out YAHWEH as being correct so I now favor YaHUaH…. until Moshiach comes to tell us all truth. (11-22-06)

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SABBATH(S)
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day Elohim finished His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. 3 And Elohim blessed the seventh day and made it Holy, because on it He rested from all the work of creating that He had done. Exodus 16:23 And he said unto them, This is that which YHVH has said, To morrow is the rest of the Holy Sabbath unto YHVH It is YHVH’s Sabbath not the Jews. Judah is only one tribe of twelve (actually at the time the NTT set their own king it consisted of Judah and Benjamin with most of the Levites living amongst them for the Temple service). Exodus 16:29 See, for that YHVH has given you the Sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide you every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. For proper context of this verse you need to read the preceding verses, this was not to go out searching for manna on the Sabbath. Do not use this as an excuse not to fellowship on Shabbat. There is a direct command in Leviticus 23:3 to have a Holy convocation on the seventh day. Leviticus 23:3 73

Six days shall work be done: but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a Holy convocation; you shall do no manner of work: it is a Sabbath unto YHVH in all your dwellings. Exodus 20:8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it Holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to YHVH your Elohim. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the stranger within your gates. 11 For in six days YHVH made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but He rested on the seventh day. Therefore YHVH blessed the Sabbath day and made it Holy. The Sabbath was a memorial from the creation; YHVH blessed it and made it Holy; it is for all mankind.

Profaning the Sabbath Day
-- King James Exodus 31:14 You shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is Holy unto you: every one that defiles it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. -- American Standard Exodus 31:14 You shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is Holy unto you: every one that profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whosoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. -- New International Exodus 31:14 "`Observe the Sabbath, because it is Holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it must be put to death; whoever does any work on that day must be cut off from his people. Profanes, defiles or desecrates are translations for the Hebrew word chalal: Strong's Ref. # 2490 Romanized chalal

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Pronounced khaw-lal' a primitive root [compare HSN2470]; properly, to bore, i.e. (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively, to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge") With the death penalty as the punishment for profaning the Shabbat you should get the idea of the importance YHVH attaches to it! More on this subject later. Exodus 31:15 For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, Holy to YHVH. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must be put to death. 16 Wherefore the children of Yisrael shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Yisrael for ever: for in six days YHVH made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested, and was refreshed. But you say “I’m not a child of Yisrael”? Then you are not in The Covenant of YHVH! For YHVH has not made a covenant with anyone else, save the covenant of Noah! Be a Berean and check it out! 18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the Finger of Elohim. It is interesting and worth noting that as YHVH reiterates the Torah of Shabbat (verses 15-17), He ties its importance to the Ten Commandments in verse 18 “written with His finger in STONE”. -- American Standard Exodus 35:3 You shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the Sabbath day. -- New International Exodus 35:3 Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day." If the Ruach prompts me I may add a chapter on ‘fire’ on the Sabbath day 75

at the end of the book.

Other Sabbaths
If you do a careful study of the Hebrew you will find there is only one other day that is called a Shabbat and that is Yom Kippur. (However there is also the Sabbath year).There is another term, shabbathown, that means rest that is used a few times, in some versions, for some of the feast days that no work is to be done, but is erroneously called a Sabbath. Leviticus 16:29 And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourns among you: 30 because on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before YHVH, you will be clean from all your sins. 31 It shall be a Sabbath of rest unto you, and you shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever. “or a stranger that sojourns among you:” Exodus 12:49 One Torah shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the stranger that sojourns among you. Leviticus 23:1 YHVH said to Moses, 2 Speak unto the children of Yisrael, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of YHVH, which you shall proclaim to be Holy convocations, even these are My feasts. 3 Six days shall work be done: but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a Holy convocation; you shall do no manner of work: it is a Sabbath unto YHVH in all your dwellings. 4 These are the set feasts of YHVH, even Holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed season. The two mentions of Shabbathown mistranslated as Sabbath in KJV are as follow: -- King James

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Leviticus 23:24 Speak unto the children of Yisrael, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a Holy convocation. 39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep a feast unto YHVH seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. The King James Version has it wrong while the American Standard correctly translates it as ‘a solemn rest’. -- American Standard Leviticus 23:24 Speak unto the children of Yisrael, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, shall be a solemn rest unto you, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a Holy convocation. Leviticus 23:39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep a feast unto YHVH seven days: on the first day shall be a solemn rest, and on the eighth day shall be a solemn rest. Leviticus 23:26 And YHVH spoke unto Moses, saying, 27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be a Holy convocation unto you; and you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto YHVH. 28 And you shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before YHVH your Elohim 29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. 30 And whatsoever soul it be that does any manner of work in that same day, that soul will I destroy from among his people. 31 You shall do no manner of work: it is a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It is a Sabbath of rest for you, and you must deny yourselves. From the evening of the ninth day of the month until the following evening you are to observe your Sabbath."

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Leviticus 25:2 Speak unto the children of Yisrael, and say unto them, When you come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a Sabbath unto YHVH. 3 For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. 4 But in the seventh year the land is to have a Sabbath of rest, a Sabbath to YHVH. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. 5 Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest. 6 And the Sabbath of the land shall be for food for you; for you, and for your servant and for your maid, and for your hired servant and for your stranger, who sojourn with you. 7 As well as for your livestock and the wild animals in your land. Whatever the land produces may be eaten.

The Death Penalty for Desecrating the Sabbath
Exodus 35:1 And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Yisrael together, and said unto them, These are the words which YHVH has commanded, that you should do them. 2 Six days shall work be done; but on the seventh day there shall be to you a Holy day, a Sabbath of solemn rest to YHVH: whosoever does any work therein shall be put to death. Besides the mention above there were two others, once in Exodus 31:14 and again in verse 15, so we have three witnesses prior to the incident below. As all Scripture cannot contradict Scripture and thus must be reconciled; the conclusion to draw about verse 34 “because it had not been declared what should be done to him” must be they did not know if gathering sticks on the Sabbath was profaning it. This is another proof that there was no oral torah given prior on Mount Sinai or Moses would have known what to do. Numbers 15:32 And while the children of Yisrael were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks upon the Sabbath day. 33 And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation. 34 And they put him under guard, because it had not been declared what should be done to him.

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35 Then YHVH said to Moses, "The man must die. The whole assembly must stone him outside the camp." 36 So the assembly took him outside the camp and stoned him to death, as YHVH commanded Moses. That YHVH commands the death penalty for anyone profaning His Sabbath should set off an alarm in your mind as to its importance in His eyes! (I have found forty mentions of capital punishment for twenty two different offences in Torah. There are three mentions of the death penalty for profaning the Sabbath, nine for murder and four other offences that have multiple mentions). Deuteronomy 5:12 "Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it Holy, as YHVH your Elohim has commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14 But the seventh day is the Sabbath of YHVH Your Elohim: On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor the alien within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest, as you do. 15 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that YHVH your Elohim brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore YHVH your Elohim has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.

Nehemiah’s Prayer
Nehemiah’s prayer should be a model for repentance, I suggest when you have time to read it and study its concepts. Nehemiah 9:14 You made known to them Your Holy Sabbath and gave them commands, decrees and laws through your servant Moses. 16 "But they, our forefathers, became arrogant and stiff-necked, and did not obey Your commands. 17 They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles You performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But You are a forgiving Elohim, gracious and compassionate; slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore You did not desert them,

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26 "But they were disobedient and rebelled against You; they put Your Torah behind their backs. They killed Your prophets, who had admonished them in order to turn them back to You; they committed awful blasphemies. 27 So You handed them over to their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to You. From heaven You heard them, and in Your great compassion You gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies. 28 "But as soon as they were at rest, they again did what was evil in Your sight. Then You abandoned them to the hand of their enemies so that they ruled over them. And when they cried out to You again, you heard from heaven, and in Your compassion You delivered them time after time. 29 "You warned them to return to your Torah, but they became arrogant and disobeyed Your commands. They sinned against Your ordinances, by which a man will live if he obeys them. Stubbornly they turned their backs on You, became stiff-necked and refused to listen. 30 For many years You were patient with them. By Your Spirit You admonished them through Your prophets. Yet they paid no attention, so You handed them over to the neighboring peoples. 33 In all that has happened to us, You have been just; You have acted faithfully, while we did wrong. 38 "In view of all this, we are making a binding agreement, putting it in writing, and our leaders, our Levites and our priests are affixing their seals to it." Nehemiah 10:31 "When the neighboring peoples bring merchandise or grain to sell on the Sabbath, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on any Holy day. Every seventh year we will forgo working the land and will cancel all debts. Nehemiah 13:15 In those days I saw men in Judah treading winepresses on the Sabbath and bringing in grain and loading it on donkeys, together with wine, grapes, figs and all other kinds of loads. And they were bringing all this into Jerusalem on the Sabbath. Therefore I warned them against selling food on that day. 16 Men from Tyre who lived in Jerusalem were bringing in fish and all kinds of merchandise and selling them in Jerusalem on the Sabbath to the people of Judah. 17 I rebuked the nobles of Judah and said to them, "What is this wicked thing you are doing--desecrating the Sabbath day? 80

18 Didn't your forefathers do the same things, so that our Elohim brought all this calamity upon us and upon this city? Now you are stirring up more wrath against Yisrael by desecrating the Sabbath." 19 When evening shadows fell on the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath, I ordered the gates to be shut and not opened until the Sabbath was over. I stationed some of my own men at the gates so that no load could be brought in on the Sabbath day. 22 Then I commanded the Levites to purify themselves and go and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day Holy. Remember me for this also, O my Elohim, and show mercy to me according to Your great love. Isaiah 1:13 Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations-- I cannot bear your evil assemblies. 14 Your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts my soul hates. They have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them. 15 When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood; 16 Wash, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil; 17 learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. 18 "Come now, let us reason together," says YHVH. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. 9 If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land: 20 but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of YHVH has spoken it. Isaiah 56:2 Blessed is the man who does this, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it, the man who holds it fast, and keeps his hand from doing any evil." 3 Neither let the sojourner, that has joined himself to YHVH, speak, saying, YHVH will surely separate me from His people; neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. 4 For thus says YHVH of the eunuchs that keep My Sabbaths, and choose the things that please Me, and hold fast My covenant:

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5 Unto them will I give in My house and within My walls a memorial and a name better than of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. 6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to YHVH, to serve Him, and to love the Name of YHVH, to be His servants, every one that keeps the Sabbath from polluting it, and takes hold of My covenant; 7 even them will I bring to My Holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer: their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples. 8 Master YHVH, who gathers the exiles of Yisrael, says, Yet will I gather others to him, besides his own that are gathered. Isaiah 58:1-14 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. 2. Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their Elohim: they ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to Elohim. 3. Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and You see not? Wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and You take no notice? (Thus says YHVH:) Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exact all your labors. 4. Behold, you fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: you shall not fast as you do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high. 5. Is it such a fast that I have chosen? A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to YHVH? 6. Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? 7. Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? When you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh? 8. Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth speedily: and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of YHVH shall be your reward.

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9. Then shall you call, and YHVH shall answer; you shall cry, and He shall say, Here I am. If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the pointing forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; 10. And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in obscurity and your darkness be as the noonday: 11. And YHVH shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. (Psalm 1:3) 12. And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall rise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. 13. If you turn away your foot on the Sabbath, from doing your own pleasure on My Holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the Holy of YHVH, honorable; and shall honor Him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words: 14. Then shall you delight yourself in YHVH; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father: for the mouth of YHVH has spoken it. Jeremiah 17:20 Say to them, `Hear the Word of YHVH, O kings of Judah and all people of Judah and everyone living in Jerusalem who come through these gates. 21 Thus says YHVH, Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; 22 neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath day, neither do you any work: but hallow you the Sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. 23 But they hearkened not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, and might not receive instruction. 24 But if you are careful to obey Me, declares YHVH, and bring no load through the gates of this city on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day Holy by not doing any work on it, 25 then kings who sit on David's throne will come through the gates of this city with their officials. They and their officials will come riding in chariots and on horses, accompanied by the men of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, and this city shall remain forever. 26 And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places round about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the lowland, and from the hill-country, and from the South, bringing burnt-offerings, and 83

sacrifices, and meal-offerings, and frankincense, and bringing sacrifices of thanksgiving, unto the house of YHVH. 27 But if you will not hearken unto Me to hallow the Sabbath day, and not to bear a burden and enter in at the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched. Ezekiel 20:11 And I gave them My statutes, and showed them My judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them. 12 Also I gave them My Sabbaths as a sign between us, so they would know that I YHVH made them Holy. 13 But the house of Yisrael rebelled against Me in the wilderness: they walked not in mM statutes, and they rejected My ordinances, which if a man keep, he shall live in them; and My Sabbaths they greatly profaned. Then I said I would pour out My wrath upon them in the wilderness, to consume them. 14 But I wrought for My Name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them out. Ezekiel 20:16 Because they despised My judgments, and walked not in My statutes, but polluted My Sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols. 18 And I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk you not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their ordinances, nor defile yourselves with their idols. 19 I am YHVH your Elohim; follow my decrees and be careful to keep My laws. 20 Keep My Sabbaths Holy, that they may be a sign between us. Then you will know that I am YHVH your Elohim." 21 But the children rebelled against Me; they walked not in My statutes, neither kept My ordinances to do them, which if a man do, he shall live in them; they profaned My Sabbaths. Then I said I would pour out My wrath upon them, to accomplish My anger against them in the wilderness. 22 Nevertheless I withdrew My hand, and wrought for My Name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them forth. 23 Also with uplifted hand I swore to them in the desert that I would disperse them among the nations and scatter them through the countries, 24 because they had not obeyed My laws but had rejected My decrees and desecrated My Sabbaths, and their eyes [lusted] after their fathers' idols. 84

Ezekiel 20:27 Therefore, son of man, speak unto the house of Yisrael, and say unto them, Thus says Master YHVH: In this moreover have your fathers blasphemed Me, in that they have committed a trespass against Me. 30 Wherefore say unto the house of Yisrael, Thus says Master YHVH: Do you pollute yourselves after the manner of your fathers? And play you the harlot after their abominations? 31 For when you offer your gifts, when you make your sons to pass through the fire, you pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Yisrael? As I live, says YHVH Elohim, I will not be inquired of by you. 32 And that which comes into your mind shall not be at all, in that you say, We will be as the nations, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone. 33 As I live, says Master YHVH, surely with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out, I will be King over you: 34 I will bring you from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered--with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with outpoured wrath. 35 I will bring you into the desert of the nations and there, face to face, I will execute judgment upon you. 36 Like as I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I enter into judgment with you, says Master YHVH. 39 "`As for you, O house of Yisrael, this is what the Master YHVH says: Go and serve your idols, every one of you! But afterward you will surely listen to me and no longer profane My Holy Name with your gifts and idols.

33 As I live, says Master YHVH, surely with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out, I will be King over you: 34 I will bring you from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered—with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with outpoured wrath. 35 I will bring you into the desert of the nations and there, face to face, I will execute judgment upon you.

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Ezekiel 20:40 For on my Holy mountain, the high mountain of Yisrael, declares the Master YHVH, there in the land the entire house of Yisrael will serve Me, and there I will accept them. There I will require your offerings and your choice gifts, along with all your Holy sacrifices. 41 I will accept you as fragrant incense when I bring you out from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will show Myself Holy among you in the sight of the nations. 42 Then you will know that I am YHVH, when I bring you into the land of Yisrael, the land I had sworn with uplifted hand to give to your fathers. 43 And there shall you remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein you have polluted yourselves; and you shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that you have committed. 44 And you shall know that I am YHVH, when I have dealt with you for My Name's sake, not according to your evil ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O you house of Yisrael, says Master YHVH. Amos 8:4 Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land, 5 saying, "When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain, and the Sabbath be ended that we may market wheat?"-- diminishing the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales, 6 buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat. 7 YHVH has sworn by the Pride of Jacob: "I will never forget anything they have done”.

The Sabbath in ‘The New Testament’
Knowledge of the Pharisees rules, customs and traditions, that they considered ‘law’ was mainly ‘oral torah’, supposedly handed down from Moses. It is imperative to understand this to understand their accusations against Yahshua. I have put these Jewish customs in parenthesis as ‘law’ or ‘lawful’ etc. Otherwise, without the parenthesis the terms rightfully pertain to Torah law. Matthew 12:1-5

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At that time Yahshua went on the Sabbath day through the grain; and his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the ears of grain and to eat. 2. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, your disciples do that which is not ‘lawful’ to do upon the Sabbath day. 3. But he said unto them, Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him; 4. How he entered into the house of Elohim, and did eat the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? 5. Or have you not read in the Torah, how that on the Sabbath days the priests in the temple to do their work on the Sabbath, and are blameless? Matthew 12:8 For the Son of man is Master even of the Sabbath day. Matthew 12:10-12 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it ‘lawful’ to heal on the Sabbath days? That they might accuse him. 11. And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12. How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath days. Mark 1:21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. Mark 6:2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. "Where did this man get these things?" they asked. "What's this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles! Luke 4:16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. Luke 4:31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people.

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Luke 13:10 On a Sabbath Yahshua was teaching in one of the synagogues, Above we see five instances of Yahshua going to synagogue on Shabbat. Consider the following verse: 1 John 2:5 But if anyone obeys His Word, Elohim's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Yahshua did. Luke 13:10-17 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11. And, behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12. And when Yahshua saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity. 13. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified Elohim. 14. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Yahshua had healed on the Sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day. 15. YHVH then answered him, and said, You hypocrite, does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? 16. And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Avraham, whom Satan has bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day? 17. And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him. John 7:22-24 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers); and you on the Sabbath day circumcise a man. 23. If a man on the Sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are you angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the Sabbath day? 24. Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. 88

Acts 13:27 The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Yahshua, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath. Acts 13:42 As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath. Acts 13:44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of YHVH. Acts 15:21 For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath." Acts 16:13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. Acts 17:2 and Paul, as his custom was, went in unto them, and for three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures, Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks. Above are seven mentions of Shabbat being kept after the cross and resurrection. So if your Pastor tells you we keep Sunday as the Sabbath because it is the day Yahshua arose show him what YHVH says about the Sabbath from this restoration teaching. Do you want to obey Constantine’s decree (a man) or YHVH’s? Colossians 2:16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. This is directed at the Pharisee’s ‘laws’ of what was ‘lawful’ and ‘unlawful’ that certain new converts from Orthodox Judaism were telling the churches they were still bound to. You can read about these types in Acts 15:1 & 24, Galatians 2:4, 5:12, 2Corinthians 11:26 and especially Titus 1:10-11. In the next verse in Colossians Paul says it is for the church, which 89

had rejected the ‘oral laws’ of the Pharisees, to rightly (in the eyes of YHVH) judge ourselves in these matters. Exodus 31:13 & 17 13 "Say to the Yisraelites, `You must observe My Sabbaths. This will be a sign between Me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am YHVH, who does sanctify you. 17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Yisrael for ever

Basic Two House Chronology
Solomon Does Evil and YHVH’s Promise
1 Kings 11:4-6 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other elohim: and his heart was not perfect with YHVH his Elohim, as was the heart of David his father. 5. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the elohim of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6. And Solomon did evil in the sight of YHVH, and went not fully after YHVH, as did David his father. Deuteronomy 17:14-20 lists some of duties of the King as well as things they should not do. Solomon had probably broken all of them but especially verse 17 inasmuch as he had about one thousand wives and concubines! Deuteronomy 17:17 He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold. 1 Kings 11:7-9 7. Then did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. 8. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their elohim. 9. And YHVH was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from YHVH Elohim of Yisrael, which had appeared unto him twice, 90

(Isaiah 29:13 YHVH says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.) (Ezekiel 33:31 My people come to You, as they usually do, and sit before You to listen to Your words, but they do not put them into practice. With their mouths they express devotion, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain.) Later we will get into a ‘right heart’ in the eyes of YHVH 1 Kings 11:10-13 10. And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other elohim: but he kept not that which YHVH commanded. 11. Wherefore YHVH said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of you, and you have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely rend the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant. 12. Notwithstanding in your days I will not do it for David your father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of your son. 13. Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to your son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.

YHVH’s Influence on Solomon of His Chosen
1 Kings 11:28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph. The house of Joseph included Ephraim and Manasseh. In a few instances it was used to refer to the NTT collectively. Because their new King was from the house of Ephraim the NTT are often called in Scripture Ephraim or Yisrael. Please understand that Judah and Benjamin are part of the Whole House of Yisrael, however they are usually referred to as the house of Judah. Look for Scripture passages like “Yisrael and Judah.

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1 Kings 11:29-38 And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; and he had clad himself with a new garment; and the two were alone in the field: 30. And Ahijah took the new garment that was on him, and ripped it in twelve pieces: 31. And he said to Jeroboam, Take you ten pieces: for thus says YHVH, the Elohim of Yisrael, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to you: 32. (But he shall have one tribe for my servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Yisrael:) 33. Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the elohim of the Zidonians, Chemosh the elohim of the Moabites, and Milcom the elohim of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in my eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father. (Exodus 20:5-6 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, YHVH your Elohim, am a jealous Elohim, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6. but showing love to a thousand [ generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments.) This shows YHVH‘s Word does not change. David truly loved YHVH and his linage is blessed to a thousand generations according to YHVH’s Word! 34. Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes: 35. But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it unto you, even ten tribes. 36. And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light always before Me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen to put My Name there. 37. And I will take you, and you shall reign according to all that your soul desires, and shall be king over Yisrael. 38. And it shall be, if you will hearken unto all that I command you, and will walk in My ways, and do that is right in My sight, to keep My statutes 92

and My commandments, as David My servant did; then I will be with you, and build you a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Yisrael unto you.

Punishment for Judah, BUT NOT FOREVER/Jeroboam Flees
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Solomon Dies
1 Kings 11:43 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

Rehoboam is Made King of All Yisrael
1 Kings 12:1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Yisrael were come to Shechem to make him king.

How Yisrael Came to be Split into Two Nations (Again)
It was split after the death of King Saul. David was King over Judah for seven years before Yisrael (the Northern Ten Tribes or NTT) recognized him as their King too. (2 Samuel 2:11 & 5:3, 5) 1 Kings 12:2-16 & 19

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2. And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he had fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;) 3. That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Yisrael came, and spoke unto Rehoboam, saying, 4. Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve you. 5. And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed. 6. And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do you advise that I may answer this people? 7. And they spoke unto him, saying, If you will be a servant unto this people this day, and will serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants for ever. 8. But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him: 9. And he said unto them, What counsel give you that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which your father did put upon us lighter? 10. And the young men that were grown up with him spoke unto him, saying, Thus shall you speak unto this people that spoke unto you, saying, Your father made our yoke heavy, but make you it lighter unto us; thus shall you say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins. 11. And now whereas my father had laden you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father had chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. It seems to this author that the young men (Rehoboam’s peers) did not want to give up the lavish life style they were accustomed to. 12. So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day. 13. And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him; 14. And spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 94

15. Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was from YHVH, that he might perform His saying, which YHVH spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 16. So when all Yisrael saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? Neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Yisrael: now see to your own house, David. So Yirael departed unto their tents. 19. So Yirael rebelled against the house of David unto this day.

Jeroboam is Made King of ‘Yisrael’
1 Kings 12:20 And it came to pass, when all Yisrael heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Yisrael: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.

Civil War Looms!
1 Kings 12:21-24 21. And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, a hundred and eighty thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against the house of Yisrael, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon. 22. But the word of Elohim came unto Shemaiah the man of Elohim, saying, 23. Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people, saying, 24. Thus says YHVH, You shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Yisrael: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of YHVH, and returned to depart, according to the word of YHVH. If you believe YHVH is omniscient try to think what purpose this served besides punishment of Solomon’s linage. Do you think it could have something to do with one of the covenant promises to Avraham?

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1 Kings 12:25-33 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from there, and built Penuel. 26. And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David: The Torah commands every male Yisraelite to go to where YHVH has placed His Name, three times each year, which at this time was the newly completed Temple in Jerusalem: (Deuteronomy 16:16 Three times in a year shall all your males appear before YHVH your Elohim in the place which He shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before YHVH empty handed.) 27. If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of YHVH at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their master, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah. Jeroboam’s first sin is he did not believe YHVH’s promise to establish his kingdom IF he would “walk in My ways, and do that is right in My sight, to keep My statutes and My commandments”. His second bigger sin is below. 28. Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold your Elohim, O Yisrael, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt. 29. And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan. 30. And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan. 31. And he made a house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi. 32. And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.

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In verse 28, they are basically calling the Golden calves YHVH! Ephraim/Yisrael is still living these lies inherited from their fathers to this day and will continue to do so as prophesized by Daniel: (Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the Torah.) 33. So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Yisrael: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense. Ignoring YHVH’s feasts and setting up other ‘high’ or ‘holidays’ is still practiced to this day by celebrating pagan high days and giving them Christian meanings. Do you know them?

After More Than 200 Years of Evil Kings and Repeated Warnings the Northern Ten Tribes Are Given Into Captivity
2 Kings 17:1-8 In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah began Hoshea the son of Elah to reign in Samaria over Yisrael nine years. 2. And he did that which was evil in the sight of YHVH, but not as the kings of Yisrael that were before him. 3. Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents. 4. And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to king So of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison. 5. Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years. 6. In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Yisrael away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. 7. For so it was, that the children of Yisrael had sinned against YHVH their Elohim, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other elohim,

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8. And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom YHVH cast out from before the children of Yisrael, and of the kings of Yisrael, which they had made. From these cities the NTT were settled in, scholars have been able to trace their subsequent migrations over the next thousand years. I recommend Steven M. Collins books on the whereabouts of the NTT. If you Google his name you can order his books directly from him. As he is disabled I’m sure he makes more on direct sales then he does selling to Amazon.com, whom I did not find to save anything on these books. Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, YHVH your Elohim, am a jealous Elohim, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, Exodus 20:3 "You shall have no other elohim before Me. Exodus 20:23 Do not make any elohim to be alongside Me; do not make for yourselves elohim of silver or elohim of gold. Exodus 23:24 Do not bow down before their elohim or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces. Exodus 23:32 Do not make a covenant with them or with their elohim. Exodus 23:33 Do not let them live in your land, or they will cause you to sin against Me, because the worship of their elohim will certainly be a snare to you." Exodus 34:15 "Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their elohim and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices. Here are six commands/warnings from Torah (and there are many, many more) NOT TO BE INVOLVED with false elohim (mighty ones who were prayed to for ones welfare, because this is, our husband YHVH’s role!) 2 Kings 17:9-12

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9. And the children of Yisrael did secretly those things that were not right against YHVH their Elohim, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city. 10. And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree: 11. And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom YHVH carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke YHVH to anger: 12. For they served idols, whereof YHVH had said unto them, You shall not do this thing. What constitutes an ‘idol’? There is a chapter on this subject that may have some unpleasant surprises for you! Hint: luck, fortune and destiny, as in horoscopes and fortune tellers; lotteries and gambling. See verse 17 below. (Isaiah 65:11 "But as for you who forsake YHVH and forget My Holy mountain, who spread a table for Fortune and fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny) 2 Kings 17:13-24 13. Yet YHVH testified against Yisrael, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn you from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the Torah which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets. 14. Not withstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in YHVH their Elohim. 15. And they rejected His statutes, and His covenant that He made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom YHVH had charged them, that they should not do like them. 16. And they left all the commandments of YHVH their Elohim, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. 17. And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of YHVH, to provoke Him to anger. 99

18. Therefore YHVH was very angry with Yisrael, and removed them out of His sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only. 19. Also Judah kept not the commandments of YHVH their Elohim, but walked in the statutes of Yisrael which they made. 20. And YHVH rejected all the seed of Yisrael, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of His sight. 21. For he tore Yisrael from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drove Yisrael from following YHVH, and made them sin a great sin. 22. For the children of Yisrael walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them; 23. Until YHVH removed Yisrael out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the prophets. So was Yisrael carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day. 24. And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Yisrael: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof. Now you know who the Samaritans where and where they came from. 2 Kings 17:34-41 Unto this day they do after the former manners: they fear not YHVH, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law and commandment which YHVH commanded the children of Jacob, whom He named Yisrael; 35. With whom YHVH had made a covenant, and charged them, saying, You shall not fear other elohim, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them: 36. But YHVH, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, Him shall you fear, and Him shall you worship, and to Him shall you do sacrifice. There is a chapter on acceptable sacrifices to YHVH that are important to the restoration of all things, because this is another issue that Yisrael has been lied to.

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37. And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which He wrote for you, you shall observe to do for evermore; and you shall not fear other elohim. 38. And the covenant that I have made with you shall not forget; neither shall you fear other elohim. 39. But YHVH your Elohim you shall fear; and He shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies. 40. Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner. 41. Even while these people were worshiping YHVH, they were serving their idols., so do they unto this day. By rejecting YHVH’s Sabbath, Feast Days and His Torah the scattered NTT to this day are no better off than over 2,700 years ago! The season of our punishment is over so our blindness, deafness, and lame walk are coming to an end in this promised Time of Restoration of All Things as the Spirit of EliYahu returns! Our fathers blew it at the time of Yahshua, how are you going to respond? Matthew 11:15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

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Idols and worship of them (or who provides for you?)
I believe that idols came to be when mankind turned from its creator; then in their ignorance of He who created everything, and the laws that control these ‘natural’ phenomenon, invented in their minds imaginary powers that controlled them and thought that they could appease them, through gift offerings, sacrifices and prayer. The sun, moon and stars were often associated with these ‘elohim’ or ‘lah’. (In Arabic the prefix al means ‘the one’ and placed before ‘lah’ becomes Allah, ‘the one god’ who Muslims proclaim is the one true god. Before the time of Mohamed it is said that Allah was a moon ‘god’ along with hundreds of other ‘gods’) As these false ‘mighty ones’ proliferated, they increased in numbers to include idols for fertility, luck, fortune, destiny etc. which are the blessings one would normally receive from serving YHVH. These are the elohim that YHVH commanded Yisrael not to serve, nor learn of the ways; they were not to be worshipped and commanded to destroy their altars. (Exodus 34:12-17) Exodus 34:12 Be careful not to make a covenant with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you. 13 but you shall break down their altars, and break in pieces their pillars, and you shall cut down their Asherim; 14 for you shall worship no other elohim (false mighty ones): for YHVH, who name is Jealous, is a jealous Elohim: 15 lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot after their elohim, and sacrifice unto their elohim, and one call you and you eat of his sacrifice; 102

16 And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their elohim, they will lead your sons to do the same. (As the NTT have mixed with the whole world, to bring about the purpose and intents of YHVH, it is easy to see why they are so ‘of the world’ with their many idols.) 17 You shall make no molten elohim. This passage above is an elucidation of the first two of the Ten Commandments. Verse 17 is a specific reference of the second commandment of no graven images. Below are some of the ancient idols that were prolific among those people who had turned away from YHVH. This is presented to give you a better understanding of the customs of ancient times that the children of Yisrael were up against and to understand better why they were an abomination to YHVH. I encourage you to do some on-line research of your own. Easton’s Bible Dictionary Ba’al Test: lord. The name appropriated to the principal male god of the Phoenicians. It is found in several places in the plural BAALIM (Judg. 2:11; 10:10; 1 Kings 18:18; Jer. 2:23; Hos. 2:17). Baal is identified with Molech (Jer. 19:5). It was known to the Israelites as Baal-peor (Num. 25:3; Deut. 4:3), was worshipped till the time of Samuel (1 Sam 7:4), and was afterwards the religion of the ten tribes in the time of Ahab (1 Kings 16:31-33; 18:19, 22). it prevailed also for a time in the kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 8:27; comp. 11:18; 16:3; 2 Chr. 28:2). until finally put to an end to by the severe discipline of the Captivity (Zeph. 1:4-6). The priests of Baal were in great numbers (1 Kings 18:19), and of various classes (2 Kings 10:19). Their mode of offering sacrifices is described in 1 Kings 18:25-29. The sun-god, under the general title of Baal, or “lord,” was the chief object of worship of the Canaanites. Each locality had its special Baal, and the various local Baals were summed up under the name of Baalim, or “lords”. Each Baal had a wife, who was a colorless reflection of himself. 103

(Jeremiah 19:5) They have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as offerings to Baal—something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter My mind). Easton’s Bible Dictionary Ba’alath-be’er Text: Baalah of the well, (Josh. 19:8, probably the same as Baal, mentioned in 1 Chr. 4:33 a city of Simeon. Easton’s Bible Dictionary Baal’bec Text: called by the Greeks Heliopolis i.e., “the city of “the sun”, because of its famous Temple of the Sun Easton’s Bible Dictionary Baa’al-be’rith Text: covenant lord, the name of the god worshipped in Shechem after the death of Gideon (Judg. 8:33; 9:4) In 9:46 he called simply “the god Berith.” The name denotes the god of the covenant into which the Israelites entered with the Canaanites, contrary to the command of YHVH (Ex. 34:12), when they began to fall away to the worship of idols. Easton’s Bible Dictionary Ba’al-gad Text: lord of fortune, or troop of Baal, a Canaanite city in the valley ofLebanon at the foot of Hermon, hence called Baal-hermon (Judge. 3:3; 1 Chr. 5:23), near the source of the Jordan (Josh, 13:5; 11:17; 12:7). It was the most northern point to which Joshua’s conquests extended. It probably derived its name from the worship of Baal. Its modern representative is Banias. Some have supposed it to be the same as Baalbec. 104

Easton’s Bible Dictionary Ba’al-her’mon Text: lord of Hermon. 1. A city near Mount Hermon inhabited by the Ephraimites (1 Chr. 5:23). Probably identical with Baal-gad (Josh. 11:17). 2. A mountain east of Lebanon (Judg. 3:3). Probably it may be the same as Mount Hermon, or one of its three peaks. Easton’s Bible Dictionary Ba’alim Text: plural of Baal; images of the god Baal (Judg. 2:11; 1 Sam. 7:4). Easton’s Bible Dictionary Ba’al-me’on Text: lord of dwelling, a town of Reuben (Num. 32:38), called also Bethmeon (Jer. 48:23) and Beth-baal-meon (Josh. 13:17). It is supposed to have been the birth-place of Elisha. Easton’s Bible Dictionary Ba’al-pe’or Text: lord of ‘the opening’, a god of the Moabites (Num. 25:3; 31:16; Josh. 22:17), worshipped by obscene rites. So called from Mount Peor, where this worship was celebrated, the Baal of Peor. The Israelites fell into the worship of this idol (Num. 25:3, 5, 18; Deut. 4:3; Ps. 106:28; Hos. 9:10). Easton’s Bible Dictionary Ba’al-ta’mar 105

Text: lord of palm trees, a place in the tribe of Benjamin near Gibeah of Saul (Judg. 20:33). It was one of the sanctuaries or groves of Baal. Easton’s Bible Dictionary Ba’al-ze’bub Text: fly-lord, the god of the Philistines at Ekron (2 Kings 1:2, 3, 16. This name was give to the god because he was supposed to be able to avert the plague of flies which in that region was to be feared. Above we see ten mentions of Ba’al from Easton’s Bible Dictionary and all have Ba’al as ‘lord’. In light of this and after reading the preceding chapters on ‘Names and Titles’ and ‘The Name Above All Names’ do you still think we should call YHVH the Mighty One of Yisrael by the same title? The Web Bible Encyclopedia connects Milcom with Moloch. (This is probably due to Jeremiah 19:5) Milcom (Malcam, Malkam, Malcham, Milkowm) Meaning: High king; their king This was the name of the god of the Ammonite people. 2 Kings 23:13 calls it “the abomination of the children of Ammon.” This was one of the idols that the disobedient King Solomon honored with a high place building on the Mount of Olives (1 Kings 11:5, 7, 33). Good King Josiah later destroyed the structure (2 Kings 23:13) Milcom may also have been known as Molech or Moloch (1 Kings 11:7) Moloch (Molech, Milcom, Malcham) Meaning: king The name of the national god of the Ammonites, to whom children were sacrificed by fire. He was the consuming and destroying and also at the same time the purifying fire. In Amos 5:26, “your Moloch” of the Authorized Version is “your king” in the Revised Version (compare Acts 7:43). Solomon (1 Kings 11:7) erected a high place for this idol on the Mount of Olives, and from that time till the days of Josiah his worship continued (2 Kings 23:10, 13). In the days of Jehoahaz it was partially restored, but after the Captivity wholly disappeared. He is also called Molech (Lev. 18:21; 20:2-5, etc), 106

Milcom (1Kings 11:5, 33, etc.), and Malcham (Zeph. 1:5). This god became Chemosh among the Moabites. Author of above: Matthew G. Easton. One of the places that Moloch was worshipped was in Tophet, “in the valley of the son of Hinnom, very near Jerusalem, where the image of Moloch (that god of unnatural cruelty, as others were of unnatural uncleanness) was kept, to which some sacrificed their children, burning them in the fire, others dedicated them, making them pass through the fire (2 Kings 23:10), labouring in the very fire, Habbukah 2:13. It is supposed to have been called Tophet from toph, a drum, because they beat drums at the burning of the children, that their shrieks might not be heard. “This god became Chemosh among the Moabites” This shows the commonality of the various nations adopting the idols of each other and giving them a different name. A major portion of these were attributed to the sun worship that originated with Nimrod. (He is attributed as being the first man to be worshipped as the sun ‘god’) I feel when YHVH confused their speech (Gen. 11:1, 4 & 7) at the tower of Babel, each group came up their own name for him. For further understanding how influential Nimrod was I highly recommend you take a brief break to check out Nimrod on Wikipedia on-line. Leviticus 20:1-5 states a man who sacrifices any of his children to Molech is to be stoned to death. Lev. 18:21; Duet. 12:31 and 18:10 are other witnesses to the abomination that Molech was in YHVH’s eyes. Included are anyone who practices divination, tells fortunes, cast spells, consults spirits, inquires of the dead, is a wizard, or charmer of magic. Idols can be any number of things that make us deny, or turn from the things YHVH wants us to seek from Him! Seeking riches through ‘luck’ or wondering what life has in store for often turns people to horoscopes and fortune tellers. Yahshua tells us that love of money (mammon) cannot exist with love of YHVH that we will love one and hate the other. This brings me to a modern day idol: the idol of science. Over the past few hundreds of years, as man started discovering the laws that govern the physical universe, many scientists lost sight that there is One who created it all. Science has become, to many scientist but not all, an idol that does 107

away with our Creator and replaces Him with evolution and the big bang; thus elevating men to mighty ones controlling their own destiny for understanding these ‘natural’ phenomenon; that YHVH made in the first place, thus denying Him and taking credit for ‘their intellect’. YHVH being the Creator of all things and the laws of physics that govern their function can use them for His desire and purposes at any time. If you doubt this, think of how many of the miracles of Scripture actually happened or how will all the end times ‘natural’ disasters occur on the schedule YHVH has proscribed for them come to be? All YHVH has to do is speak it and it will come to pass. YHVH wants to be a ‘husband’ to us to provide our every need. As ‘wives’ we have to run our households to please Him. This said, what came to my mind, in a new light, is the wife’s blessing that I read over my wife every erev Shabbat, after I have blessed my children. Put yourself as the ‘she’ in this blessing and I think you may see it another way. Todah rabah Abba. Proverbs 31 10 Who does find capable wife? For she is worth far more than rubies. 11 The heart of her husband shall trust her, And he has no lack of gain. 12 She shall do him good, and not evil, All the days of her life. 13 She shall seek wool and flax, And with delight she works with her hands. 14 She shall be as the ships of Tarshish, She brings in her food from afar. 15 She also rises while it still night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her girls. 16 She shall consider a field and buy it; From her profits she shall plant a vineyard. 17 She shall gird herself with strength. And strengthen her arms. 18 She shall taste when her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out by night. 19 She shall stretch out her hands to the distaff, And her hand shall hold the spindle. 20 She shall extend her hand to the poor, And she shall reach out her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is dressed in scarlet.

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22 She shall make tapestry for herself; She is dressed in fine linen and purple. 23 Her husband in known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. 24 She shall make fine linens and sell them, And shall give sashes for merchants. 25 Strength and splendor are her garments, And she rejoices in time to come. 26 She shall open her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the Torah of kindness. 27 She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. 28 Her children shall rise up and call her blessed; Her husband too, and he praises her. 29 “Many daughters have done nobly, But you have risen over them all.” 30 Loveliness is deceptive and prettiness is vain, A woman who fears YHVH is to be praised. 31 Give her the fruit of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.

WHO IS YOUR ELOHIM (mighty one)? Who provides for you? As for me and my house I choose YHVH!

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THE RE-GATHERING ( or you can’t be gathered until you been scattered ) and THE CURSE: To be Scattered (but for a reason)
There are a lot of e-mails circulating that show many are worried about Imminent world war, one world order, end times etc. Be comforted! For in His Word He has told us the end from the beginning and there is still time to return to Him with all your heart and all your soul. (This is from a teaching from 2003, that I edited and expanded upon; whose purpose was to show that the return from Babylon by Judah was NOT the return that is prophesied so many times because Judah never had a king of their own after their return.) Note: I use Yisrael for the whole house of Yisrael and the Kingdom to differentiate between the modern Nation of Israel.

The Scattering or Dispersion
Leviticus 26:14-16,28 & 33 "`But if you will not listen to Me and carry out all these commands, 15 and if you reject My decrees and abhor My laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate My covenant, 16 then I will do this to you: 28 in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I Myself will punish you for your sins seven times over. (This is the punishment we are just coming out of. Re: Ezekiel 4:5 390 days x 7 = 2730 years!) 110

33 I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out My sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins.
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Deuteronomy 4:27-29 YHVH will scatter you among the peoples, and only a few of you will survive among the nations to which YHVH will drive you. Witness two. 28 And there you shall serve elohim, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29. But if from there you seek YHVH your Elohim, you will find Him if you look for Him with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 28:62-64 because you would not obey the voice of YHVH your Elohim. 63. And it shall come to pass, that as YHVH rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so YHVH will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to naught; and you shall be plucked from off the land wherever you go to possess it. 64. And YHVH shall scatter you among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there you shall serve other elohim, which neither you nor your fathers have known, even wood and stone. Witness three. Jeremiah 9:13-16 And YHVH says, Because they have forsaken My Torah which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice, neither walked therein; 14. But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Ba’alim, which their fathers taught them: 15. Therefore thus says YHVH of hosts, the Elohim of Yisrael; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. 16. I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them. Witness four. Jeremiah 15:14 And I will make you to pass with your enemies into a land which you know not: for a fire is kindled in My anger, which shall burn upon you.
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them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries. Witness six. Ezekiel 20:23-24 Moreover I swore unto them in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the nations, and disperse them through the countries; Witness seven. 24. because they had not executed My ordinances, but had rejected My statutes, and had profaned My Sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers' idols. (We can learn ambitions and dreams from our fathers, which left unchecked can lead to coveting and idolatry.) Ezekiel 22:14-15 And I will scatter you among the nations, and disperse you through the countries; and I will consume your filthiness out of you.
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15 Can your heart endure, or can your hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with you? I, YHVH, have spoken it, and will do it. Zechariah 7:13-14 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, says YHVH of hosts: 14. But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land desolate. Witness nine. Nehemiah 1:8 Remember, I beseech you, the Word that you commanded Your servant Moses, saying, If you transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations: Witness ten. Ezekiel 36:19-20 And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them. Witness eleven. 20. And when they entered unto the heathen, wherever they went, they profaned My Holy Name, when they said to them, These are the people of YHVH, and are gone forth out of his land. Jeremiah 16:13 So I will throw you out of this land into a land neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you will serve other elohim day and 112

night, for I will show you no favor.' Witness thirteen. Thirteen witnesses! Do you think maybe YHVH was trying to get a message through some thick skulls? But do not fret, this study has twenty six different witnesses that YHVH promises to re-gather us! That’s twice as many as above! But first let’s look at some of the reasons He was doing it. Four of the passages above give the some of the reasons why and here are a few more.

WHY
The obvious is the ‘if you/then I will’ consequences of their actions; but there is another less obvious one that may surprise you. I call it “I have told you the end from the beginning.” Jeremiah 16:11-13 Then shall you say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken Me, says YHVH, and have walked after other elohim, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken Me, and have not kept My Torah; 12. And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto Me: 13. Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that you know not, neither you nor your fathers; and there shall you serve other Elohim day and night; where I will not show you favor. But YHVH is forgiving and full of mercy, even in our punishment we are blessed over those who are not His chosen and don’t know Him. Jeremiah 5:22-26 Fear you not me? Says YHVH: will you not tremble at My presence, He who has placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet they can not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it? 23. But this people has a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone away. 24. Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear YHVH our Elohim, that gives rain, both the former and the latter, in His season: He reserves unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. (Compare John 4:35-36) 25. Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have 113

withheld good things from you. 26. For among My people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men. (Revelation 18:13, last four words) Ezekiel 36:21-23 21. But I had pity for My Holy Name, which the house of Yisrael has profaned among the heathen, wherever they went. 22. Therefore say unto the house of Yisrael, Thus says YHVH Elohim; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Yisrael, but for My Holy Name's sake, which you have profaned among the heathen, wherever you went. 23. And I will sanctify My Great Name, which was profaned among the heathen, which you have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am YHVH, says YHVH Elohim, when I shall be sanctified in you, before their eyes. Until the time we truly repent, seeking Him with all our heart (which will be shown by our actions) and stop profaning His Name (and all that it stands for), we do not appear to be sanctifying YHVH in others eyes, rather we are perceived as hypocrites! Jeremiah 7:23-28 & 8 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey My voice, and I will be your Elohim, and you shall be My people: and walk you in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you. 24. But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward. 26 Yet they hearkened not unto Me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers. 28 But you shall say unto them, This is a nation that obeys not the voice of YHVH their Elohim, nor receives correction: Truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth. 8 Behold, you trust in lying words, that cannot profit. One of these lies is that Torah is the “old” covenant or it is for the Jews and for not us; when in fact the “new” covenant is to have His Torah written upon our hearts and DO IT!

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We have been told the end from the beginning
(Or other reasons for the scattering and blindness) Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." Witness one. Genesis 26:4-5 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto your seed all these countries; and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; Witness two. 5. Because Abraham obeyed My voice, and kept mMy charge, mMy commandments, My statutes, and My laws. Genesis 18:18-19 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? Witness three. 19. For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep ‘the Way’ of YHVH, to do justice and judgment; that YHVH may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him. Genesis 28:14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. Witness
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Genesis 22:18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice. Witness four.

“because you have obeyed me."
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no works? Can such faith save him? 18 But someone will say, "You have faith; I have works." Show me your faith without works, and I will show you my faith by what I do. Acts 3:25 You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which Elohim made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in your seed shall all the peoples of the earth be blessed. Witness six. Here is Paul’s’ summation of what this blessing really is: Galatians 3:8 & 6 The Scripture foresaw that Elohim would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you." 6 Even as Abraham believed Elohim, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness.

Because a Re-gathering was in the plan
Jeremiah 16:14-16 Therefore, behold, the days come, says YHVH, that it shall no more be said, YHVH lives, that brought up the children of Yisrael out of the land of Egypt; 15. But, YHVH lives, that brought up the children of Yisrael from the land of the north, and from all the lands wherever he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers. Witness one. 16. Behold, I will send for many fishers, says YHVH, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. Whose mountain, hill or hole in the rocks have you been hiding in? Christianity has over 5,000 denominations, many claiming their beliefs are the only correct one! YHVH was the only correct Way! Deuteronomy 30:3 That then YHVH your Elohim will turn your captivity, and have compassion upon you, and will return and gather you from all the nations, wherever YHVH your Elohim has scattered you. Witness two.

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Jeremiah 29:13-14 And you shall seek Me, and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart. 14. And I will be found of you, says YHVH: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places wherever I have driven you, says YHVH; and I will bring you again into the place where I caused you to be carried away captive. Witness three. Jeremiah 32:37-41 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, where I have driven them in My anger, and in My fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: Witness four. 38. And they shall be My people, and I will be their Elohim: 39. And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear Me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: 40. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from Me. 41. Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with My whole heart and with My whole soul. Jeremiah 23:3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries wherever I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. Witness five. Jeremiah 33:7-9 I will bring Judah and Yisrael back from captivity, and will build them, as at the first. Witness six. 8. And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against Me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against Me. 9. And it shall be to Me a Name of joy, a praise and an honor before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I provide for it. Jeremiah 30:3 117

For, lo, the days come, says YHVH, that I will turn again the captivity of My people Yisrael and Judah, says YHVH: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. Witness seven. Isaiah 11:12-13 And He shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Yisrael, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. Witness eight. 13. The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim. Jeremiah 32:44 Men shall buy fields for money, and deeds will be signed, sealed and witnessed in the territory of Benjamin,, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their captivity to return, says YHVH. Witness nine. Jeremiah 33:11 For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, says YHVH.
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Ezekiel 20:41-44 I will accept you with your sweet savor, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein you have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen. Witness eleven. 42. And you shall know that I am YHVH, when I shall bring you into the land of Yisrael, into the country for the which I lifted up My hand to give it to your fathers. Witness twelve. 43. And there shall you remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein you have been defiled; and you shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that you have committed. 44. And you shall know that I am YHVH when I have wrought with you for My Name's sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O you house of Yisrael, says YHVH Elohim.

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Everyone really needs to know, from what Scripture tells us, what is evil and wicked in YHVH’s eyes. There is a chapter on what is evil in the eyes of YHVH; if you skip over any chapters make sure that you read this one. Ezekiel 11:16-17 Therefore say, thus says YHVH Elohim; although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come. 17. Therefore say, Thus says YHVH Elohim; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Yisrael. Witness thirteen. Ezekiel 34:11-16 & 23 For thus says YHVH Elohim; Behold, I, even I, will both search My sheep, and seek them out. 12. As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. 13. And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Yisrael by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. Witness fourteen. 14. I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Yisrael shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Yisrael. 15. I will feed My flock, and I will cause them to lie down, says YHVH Elohim. 16. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment. 23. And I YHVH will be their Elohim, and my servant David a prince among them; I YHVH have spoken it. This last statement proves the return from Babylonian captivity was not this prophesized return because Yisrael never had a king after the first return and the last return is FOREVER. Ezekiel 28:25-26 119

Thus says YHVH Elohim; When I shall have gathered the house of Yisrael from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob. Witness fifteen. 26. And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am YHVH their Elohim. Ezekiel 37:22-28 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Yisrael; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all. 23. Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be My people, and I will be their Elohim. 24. And David My servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in My judgments, and observe My statutes, and do them. 25. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob My servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children forever: and My servant David shall be their prince forever. Witness sixteen. 26. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them forevermore. 27. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. 28. And the heathen shall know that I YHVH do sanctify Yisrael, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them forevermore. Jeremiah 16:19-21 O YHVH, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto You from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. 20. Shall a man make elohim unto himself, and they are not elohim?

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21. Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know My hand and My might; and they shall ‘know’ that My Name is YHVH. Jeremiah 29:10-14 I will visit you, and perform My good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place. Witness seventeen. 11. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says YHVH, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12. Then shall you call upon Me, and you shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you. 13. And you shall seek Me, and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart. 14. And I will be found of you, says YHVH: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places wherever I have driven you, says YHVH; and I will bring you again into the place where I caused you to be carried away captive. Witness eighteen. Ezekiel 36:24-37 24. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Witness nineteen. 25. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. 26. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. 27. And I will put My spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments, and do them. 28. And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be My people, and I will be your Elohim. Witness twenty. 29. I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the grain, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you. 30. And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that you shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen. 31. Then shall you remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations. 32. Not for your sakes do I this, says YHVH Elohim, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Yisrael. 33. Thus says YHVH Elohim; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from 121

all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the waste places shall be built. 34. And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. 35. And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. (Judah has already started the fulfillment of this!) 36. Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I YHVH build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I YHVH have spoken it, and I will do it. 37. Thus says YHVH Elohim; Yet for this I will be inquired of by the house of Yisrael, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock. Sounds to me like we have to ask YHVH to bring His promises to pass! Especially on behalf of Ephraim, Manasseh and the NTT as a whole. Verses 34 and 35 is being fulfilled in our day as Judah has started the return. I’m sure there were many, many prayers prior to this from Judah. Nehemiah 1:9 But if you turn unto Me, and keep My commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from there, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set My Name there. Witness twenty one. Deuteronomy 30:4 Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there YHVH your Elohim will gather you and bring you back. Witness twenty two. Psalms 147:2 YHVH does build up Jerusalem: He gathers together the outcasts of Yisrael. Witness twenty three. Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that YHVH will set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, that shall remain, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. Witness twenty four. Isaiah 43:5-6 & 8-9

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Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Witness twenty five. 6 I will say to the north, `Give them up!' and to the south, `Do not hold them back.' Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the earth. 8 Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf. 9 All the nations gather together and the peoples assemble. Which of them foretold this and proclaimed to us the former things? Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right, so that others may hear and say, "It is true." Jeremiah 23:8 But, as YHVH lives, who brought up and who led the seed of the house of Yisrael out of the north country, and from all the countries where I had driven them. And they shall dwell in their own land. Witness twenty six.!

Blinded
Scripture tells us Yisrael has been blinded in part and there is a reason: so the gospel could go out to the whole earth until the appropriate time: Romans 11:25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Yisrael has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. Galatians 3:8 The Scripture foresaw that Elohim would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you." Deuteronomy 29:4 But to this day YHVH has not given you a mind that understands or eyes that see or ears that hear. Isaiah 6:9-10 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but perceive not. 10. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

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Jeremiah 5:21-22 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not: (Blind and deaf!) 22. Fear you not Me? says YHVH: will you not tremble at My presence? Jeremiah 6:9-10 Thus says YHVH of hosts, They shall thoroughly glean the remnant of Yisrael as a vine and turn back your hand as a grape gatherer into the baskets. 10. To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the Word of YHVH is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

Hosea 8:12 I have written to him the great things of My law (Torah), but they were counted as a strange thing.
Jeremiah 5:21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not: Deuteronomy 29:4 Yet YHVH has not given you a heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day. Romans 11:7-8 What then? Yisrael has not obtained that which he seeks for; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded. 8 As it is written: "Elohim gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they could not see and ears so that they could not hear, to this very day." “ ‘The elect’ have obtained it”; YHVH seems to have always had at least seven thousand who have not bent the knee to Ba’al. The falling away from YHVH’s Truth had already started in Paul’s days. (Re: 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4; 1 Timothy 4:1 and 1 John 2:18-19) Think you might qualify to be called part of the elect? Look around you, are you on a broad road were there are a lot of others? Or is your road a narrow and straight one with not too many others; while doing what these verses have 124

been telling you: obeying what YHVH’s will is for His people? Matthew 13:14-15 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive: 15. For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Isaiah 43:8 Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf. 9 All the nations gather together and the peoples assemble. Which of them foretold this and proclaimed to us the former things? Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right, so that others may hear and say, "It is true." Matthew 13:16-17 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 17. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.

Hardness of Heart and Spirits of Deceit
Jeremiah 9:6 Your habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to ‘know’ Me, says YHVH. Consider the following two passages: 1 Kings 22:19-22 And he said, Hear you therefore the word of YHVH: I saw YHVH sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right hand and on His left.

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20 And YHVH said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. 21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before YHVH, and said, I will persuade him. 22 `By what means?' YHVH asked. `I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,' he said. `You will succeed in enticing him,' `Go and do it.' Romans 8:28 And we know that to them that love Elohim all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to His purpose. YHVH’s plans and purposes WILL BE DONE! So we need to know that judgment is coming soon and the door will close with nobody being able to open it! Jeremiah 8:7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knows her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but My people know not the judgment of YHVH. Jeremiah 29:13 And you shall seek Me, and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart. Deuteronomy 30:19-20 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live, 20. and that you may love YHVH your Elohim, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him. For YHVH is your life, and He will give you many years in the land He swore to give to your fathers, Avraham, Isaac and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30:15-16 See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil; 16. In that I command you this day to love YHVH your Elohim, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that you may live and multiply: and YHVH your Elohim shall bless you in the land where you go to possess it. Deuteronomy 4:29-31 126

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For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right. 13. Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time. 14. Seek good, and not evil, that you may live: and so YHVH, the Elohim of hosts, shall be with you, as you have spoken. 15. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that YHVH Elohim of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph. Be comforted; for the restoration of all things is upon us. Let your heart be circumcised, repent of the evil and lies we have been taught! Ezekiel 20:11-12 And I gave them My statutes, and showed them My judgments, which if a man does, he shall even live in them. 12. Moreover also I gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am YHVH that sanctifies them. Ezekiel 20:19-20 I am YHVH your Elohim; walk in My statutes, and keep My judgments, and do them; 20. And hallow My Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am YHVH your Elohim. Jeremiah 3:13-15 Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against YHVH your Elohim, and have scattered your ways to the strangers under every green tree, and you have not obeyed My voice, says YHVH. 14. Turn, O backsliding children, says YHVH; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: 15. And I will give you pastors according to My heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. Jeremiah 16: 17 For My eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from My face, neither is their iniquity hid from My eyes. Jeremiah 16:18-21 128

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In summation of many of the previous verses, I would have to say, the New (Renewed) Covenant is not FULLY implemented until the re-gathering, when we are in the land with Yahshua as our King; King of Kings, and we are doing YHVH’s laws (Torah). Isaiah 44:21 "Remember these things, O Jacob, for you are my servant, O Yisrael. I have made you, you are my servant; O Yisrael, I will not forget you. Leviticus 26:40-42 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against Me, and that also they have walked contrary unto Me; 41. And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: 42. Then will I remember My covenant with Jacob, and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. Leviticus 26:44-45 And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break My covenant with them: for I am YHVH their Elohim. 45. But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their Elohim: I am YHVH. Ezekiel 12:25 For I am YHVH: I will speak, and the Word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the Word, and will perform it, says YHVH Elohim. He has told us the end from the beginning! This has been His plan from the start to fulfill His promise to Avraham, Yitshaq and Ya’aqov. We will return to the land given to our fathers as one united kingdom with the seed of David as our King; if we be willing to walk in His covenant. 130

Micah 7:19-20 He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquities; and You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. 20. You will perform the truth to Ya’aqov, and the mercy to Avraham, which You have sworn unto our fathers from the days of old. Romans 11:17-18 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18. do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.

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New International Hosea 12:10 I spoke to the prophets, gave them many visions and told parables through them." Hosea 12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets. Hosea was a prophet sent to Yisrael (the NTT). It covers not only the impending judgment that was about to come but also reveals YHVH’s long term plan for them. Many of the verses I quote here were the reasons the NTT would be sent in to captivity and I am trying to show how many of these same things are still being done today. YHVH often had His prophets act out in public (similitudes or parables) what He was about to do. Hosea was a prime example of this, and the book of Hosea opens like this; however the first chapter has future prophecies that are further elaborated on in following chapters. Hosea 1:3-4 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.

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4. And YHVH said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet in a little while, I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Yisrael. Hosea 1:6-7 And she conceived again, and bore a daughter. And Elohim said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Yisrael; but I will utterly take them away. 7. But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by YHVH their Elohim, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen. Hosea 1:8-9 Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bore a son. 9. Then said Elohim, Call his name Loammi: for you are not my people, and I will not be your Elohim. Hosea 8:1-3 Set the trumpet to your mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of YHVH, because they have transgressed My covenant, and trespassed against My Torah. 2. Yisrael shall cry unto Me, my Elohim, we ‘know’ You. 3. Yisrael has cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him. The word ‘know’ in Hebrew is Strong’s # 3045 transliterated: yada` Phonetic: yaw-dah' Text: a primitive root; to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction and others. This word also denotes a very intimate knowing as it is the same word used in Gen. 4:1 “Adam knew Eve, his wife; and she conceived. How intimate are you with YHVH? Many say they have a personal relationship with ‘g-d’, or with Jesus, but I ask them: How personal or intimate can you be if you don’t know their real name? Both the Father and the Sons names in most English Bibles are not a 133

translation or even a transliteration and they have no meaning! How do you think He feels, even if it is out of ignorance, when you call Him by the name of a false deity; which He has commanded us not to let these names be heard from our mouth! Or you refuse to call Him by the Name He gave us as a memorial FOREVER! This is profaning His Name. Exodus 3:15 ....this is My Name forever, and this is My memorial unto all generations.) And further, through the lies we have inherited from our fathers you say His Torah is bondage, that it is not valid to the new covenant thus circumventing His will for us! See the comments below on Hosea 8:12. Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it has no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be if it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up. Hosea 8:12 I have written to him the great things of My Torah, but they were counted as a strange thing. How many times have you heard statements like: ‘That’s the old covenant; it’s for the Jews, it is not for us today; we’re under the new covenant’ or ‘That’s legalism or bondage’; then I suggest you read Psalm 119 then John 1:1 to understand that Yahshua IS THE WORD of YHVH and neither of them CHANGE! Then read the chapter “I have Told You the End from the Beginning. Find how the new covenant was foretold by the prophets; for YHVH does nothing without telling us the end from the beginning: (Amos 3:7 Surely the Sovereign YHVH does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets. ) Hosea 8:13-14 13. They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of My offerings, and eat it; but YHVH accepts them not; now will He remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt. 134

While studying the Hebrew on this verse I was shown that it could, without stretching the context, also be translated: “They slaughter My gifts, they kill the gospel and feed on it; YHVH will not accept them. Now He will remember their perversity and visit their habitual sinfulness (because) they have returned to Mitsrayim” (the land of sun worship). 14. For Yisrael has forgotten his maker, and builds temples Go on line and google ‘magnificent church buildings’. Browse around a bit and see some of the most awesome buildings mankind has ever built. They say they are for Him but what comes to my mind is: (Isaiah 29:13 YHVH says: "These people come near to Me with their mouth and honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. Their worship of Me is made up only of rules taught by men. Jeremiah 16:19 O YHVH, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, unto You shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, even vanity and things wherein there is no profit.) Hosea 9:1 Rejoice not, O Yisrael, for joy, as other people: for you have gone a whoring from your Elohim, you have loved a reward upon every threshing floor. Hosea 9:3 They shall not dwell in YHVH's land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria. Hosea 11:5 Will he not return to the land of Egypt, and will not the Assyrian be his king, because they refused to repent. Hosea 9:4-5 They shall not offer wine offerings to YHVH, neither shall they be pleasing unto Him: their sacrifices shall be unto them as the bread of mourners; all

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known through out the world for its generosity helping feed the hungry, providing clothing, shelter and speaking out for basic human rights, which is right and the commanded thing to do. However when one considers Matthew 6:2-4: Matthew 6: 2 "So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. I see most of Christianity brining that fruit “unto himself” by the actions of the likes of some charitable organizations and TV evangelist, who are like wolves in sheep’s clothing. “ You must sow to reap, the more you sow the bigger your reward!” They brag about these required ‘works’ to get people to send more money thus they fleece the sheep while trampling the good pasture and mudding the waters with the lies they have inherited from their fathers. Yahshua scolded the Pharisees in Matthew 23:23 about neglecting the more important matters of Torah. (Matthew 23:23 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You tithe spices: mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the Torah--justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.) Hosea 5:4 Their deeds will not allow them to return unto their Elohim: for the spirit of fornication is in the midst of them, and they have not known YHVH. Please read again the comments on Hosea 8:1-3 on a previous page, do you really ‘know’ YHVH? Hosea 11:12 Ephraim compasses Me about with lies, and the house of Yisrael with deceit: but Judah yet rules with Elohim, and is faithful with the saints.

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After hundreds of years of being in captivity and mixing with gentiles, Judah considered the “lost’ NTT to be ‘gentiles’ for they no longer knew YHVH. So in this context Jeremiah 16:19 can be seen that it applies to the nations that have been established by the NTT. For they truly believe the lie that Torah is bondage, that it has passed away and been replaced by a new covenant that only requires one to ‘believe’ and love one another! (Jeremiah 16:19 O YHVH, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, unto You shall the gentiles (in Hebrew goyim or the nations that do not know YHVH) come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, even vanity and things wherein there is no profit.) Hosea 13:1-2 When Ephraim spoke trembling, he exalted himself in Yisrael; but when he offended in Baal, he died. 2. And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves. Do you know who Ba’al is? Or that he is still around today in Christianity? This will be covered in the chapter on ‘gods’ or false elohim. Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves: Like kissing statues of Mary, the hand of the Pope or crucifixes? King James Hosea 13:4 Yet I am YHVH your Elohim from the land of Egypt, and you shall know no Elohim but Me: for there is no savior beside Me. -- New International Hosea 13:4 "But I am YHVH your Elohim, [who brought you] out of Egypt. You shall acknowledge no Elohim but Me, no Savior except Me. -- American Standard Hosea 13:4 Yet I am YHVH thy Elohim from the land of Egypt; and you shall know no Elohim but Me, and besides Me there is no savior. 138

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6. you will be for Me a kingdom of priests and a Holy nation.' These are the words you are to speak to the Yisraelites.) Hosea 13:9 O Yisrael, you have destroyed yourself; but in Me is your help. Hosea 12:6 Therefore turn you to your Elohim: keep mercy and judgment and wait on your Elohim continually. Christianity keeps the former (mercy) but refuses to righteously judge their brethren as they are commanded! (Re: John 7:24). Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek YHVH, till He come and rain righteousness upon you. It is time to turn, repent and seek YHVH while that door is open. For in short time it will close and not be able to be opened.

Future promises
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see Judah and Yisrael being reunited and agreeing on one leader, (I see that as Yahshua) and ascending into the land. Some versions say they will “come up out of the land” but these are added words, they are not in the Hebrew text. All of the other prophet’s recurring message about the re-gathering is in the latter days we will return, not leave, to eretz Yisrael. Hosea 8:10-11 Although they have sold themselves among the nations, I will now gather them together. They will begin to become few under the oppression of a mighty king. 11. Because Ephraim have made many altars to sin, these have become altars for sinning. ‘begin to become few under the oppression of a mighty king.’ As I was reviewing this the latter half of verse 10 ‘jumped out at me’, it is one of those verses I’ve read many times but suddenly it hit me in a new light. In light of our country being ‘Islamized’ there is the distinct possibility of many losing their heads for their belief in Yahshua and becoming few as people renounce Him to save their head! (Revelation 20:4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Yahshua and because of the word of Elohim. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Messiah a thousand years.)

When are these things to happen?
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But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with YHVH as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. Psalms 90:4 For a thousand years in Your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. It is ironic that what Peter tells us we should not be ignorant of, that most people are ignorant of it! Two days = two thousand years. We are two thousand years from the time of Yahshua’s ministry on earth! Now is the time of restoration of all things to prepare for His return! ‘He will revive us’ We are dead to YHVH in our sins. We need to be revived. Yahshua would forgive sins and would say “Go and sin no more” (John 5:14 and 8:11). We believe Yahshua died for the forgiveness of our sins but, due to the lies we’ve inherited from our fathers, because of misunderstanding Paul’s writings, we continue to sin; so we are again dead in our sin! It is accepted that when the Messiah comes He will tell us the right interpretation of all Scripture. I submit to you that was one of His purposes at His first coming, was because at that time, there were many rulings of the rabbis’ that were completely opposite of one another and clarification was needed. Who do you believe? Which ones are right? So the rabbi’s again corrupted Scripture with their rule of ‘go after the majority’. Further these rulings were made into ‘law’, which brought the Word of YHVH to no effect! Read Yahshua’s attack on the Pharisees in Matthew 15:1-9 and Mark 7:1-13. These ‘laws’ are the ones that Paul is telling us we are no longer under because they cannot save us. It is our belief in Yahshua, that He is the Son of YHVH, the Word (Torah) made incarnate, He is the Way, the Light and the Truth, and doing as He commands that saves us. If any try to enter the sheepfold by any other means he is a robber.

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Hosea 3:4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without pillar, and without ephod or teraphim: 5. Afterward shall the children of Yisrael return, and seek YHVH their Elohim, and David their king; and shall reverence YHVH and His goodness

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Verse four says Yisrael will abide many days without a king and verse five states after that time of exile, in the latter days that we, the children of Yisrael, will seek our King, the descendant of David. It is time to turn away from the Greek Jesus and seek the Hebrew Yahshua! Hosea 14:4-7 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for My anger is turned away from him. 5. I will be as the dew unto Yisrael: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. (the white one, that is Yerushlayim) 6. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon. 7. They that dwell under His shadow shall return; they shall revive as the grain, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon. How is our backsliding healed? By forgiveness and teaching us the Truth so that we sin no more! Hosea 10:13 You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped iniquity; you have eaten the fruit of lies: because you did trust in ‘your way’, in the multitude of your mighty men. (Joel 2:11 YHVH thunders at the head of His army; His forces are beyond number, and mighty are those who obey His command. The day of YHVH is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?) It is a shame that our mighty men of the last two thousand years have been living a lie. Guess whose army they were serving?

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Jeremiah 16:19 O YHVH, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto You from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.) Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of YHVH are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein. Matthew 11:15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

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The Watchman’s Call
I have a watchman’s call upon my life, so I am obligated to share the following with you. This is very important so please read it to the end. Ezekiel 3:17 "Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Yisrael; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from Me. 18 When I say to a wicked man, `You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself. 20 "Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before him, he will die. Since you did not warn him, he will die for his sin. The righteous things he did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. 21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning; you have delivered your soul.

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Torah teaches us there are basically two types of sin, foolish mistaken ones and presumptuous ones. Read Number 15:22-31. Psalms 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. -- King James Numbers 15:22. And if you have erred, and not observed all these commandments, which YHVH has spoken unto Moses, -- New International Numbers 15:22. Now if you unintentionally fail to keep any of these commands YHVH gave Moses--- American Standard Numbers 15:22. And when you shall err, and not observe all these commandments, which YHVH has spoken unto Moses, Numbers 15:23 any of YHVH's commands to you through him, from the day YHVH gave them and continuing through the generations to come-24 Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savor unto YHVH, with his meat offering, and his drink offering, according to the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering. 25 The priest is to make atonement for the whole Yisraelite community, and they will be forgiven, for it was not intentional and they have brought to YHVH for their wrong an offering made by fire and a sin offering. 26 The whole Yisraelite community and the aliens living among them will be forgiven, because all the people were involved in the unintentional wrong. LIT Numbers 15:26 because| as to all the people, {it was} in ignorance.

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27 And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering. 28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sins ignorantly, when he sins by ignorance before YHVH, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him. 29 One and the same law applies to everyone who sins unintentionally, whether he is a native-born Yisraelite or a sojourner. 30 But the soul that does ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproaches YHVH; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people. So we see there was forgiveness for mistaken or foolish sin in the Torah. Presumptuous sin is another matter. They were to be cut off from Yisrael! The verse in the Messianic Scriptures that comes to my mind is Hebrews 10:26-29: Hebrews 10:26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of Elohim. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of Elohim under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? Below are the Hebrew words used for unintentional or ignorant sin, error and presumptuous sin. Verse 22, 24 & 25 Strong's Ref. # 7686 (err, erred, unintentionally, and ignorance ) Romanized shagah, Pronounced shaw-gaw' a primitive root; to stray (causatively, mislead), usually (figuratively) to mistake, especially (morally) to transgress; by extension (through the idea of intoxication) to reel, (figuratively) be enraptured:

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KJV--(cause to) go astray, deceive, err, be ravished, sin through ignorance, (let, make to) wander. Verse 24, 25, 26, 27 & 2X in 28 (ignorance and unintentional) Strong's Ref. # 7684 Romanized shgagah, Pronounced sheg-aw-gaw' from HSN7683; a mistake or inadvertent transgression: KJV--error, ignorance, at unawares; unwittingly. Verse 30 (presumputously) Strong's Ref. # 1364 Romanized gaboahh, Pronounced gaw-bo'-ah or (fully) gabowahh {gaw-bo'-ah}; from HSN1361; elevated (or elated), powerful, arrogant: KJV--haughty, height, high(-er), lofty, proud, X exceeding proudly. There are some who teach that all our sins past and future are forgiven by Yahshua’s blood. Maybe, if we repent before we die. Be very careful when you consider doctrines; that you can find two or three witnesses in the Tanak to bear it out for there are many false doctrines. YHVH has told us He will do nothing new except He show His prophets first! Amos 3:7 Surely the Master YHVH does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets. Consider Ezekiel 18 carefully. Ezekiel 18 148

1. The Word of YHVH came to me: 2. "What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Yisrael: "`The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge'? 3. "As surely as I live, declares the Master YHVH, you will no longer quote this proverb in Yisrael. 4. For every living soul belongs to Me, the father as well as the son--both alike belong to Me. The soul who sins is the one who will die. 5. But if a man be just, and does that which is lawful and right, 6. and has not eaten upon the mountains, or looks to the idols of the house of Yisrael. He does not defile his neighbor's wife or lie with a woman during her period. 7. He does not oppress anyone, but returns what he took in pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery but gives his food to the hungry and provides clothing for the naked. 8. He does not lend at usury or take excessive interest. He withholds his hand from doing wrong and judges fairly between man and man. 9. He follows My decrees and faithfully keeps My laws. That man is righteous; he will surely live, declares Master YHVH. 10. And if he fathers a violent son, who sheds blood or does any of these other things 11. (though the father has done none of them): but even has eaten upon the mountains. He defiles his neighbor's wife. 12. He oppresses the poor and needy. He commits robbery. He does not return what he took in pledge. He looks to the idols. He does detestable things. 13. He lends at usury and takes excessive interest. Will such a man live? He will not! Because he has done all these detestable things, he will surely be put to death and his blood will be on his own head. 14. Now listen if this son has a son who sees all the sins his father commits, and though he sees them, he does not do such things: 15. He has not eaten upon the mountains or looks to the idols of the house of Ysrael. He does not defile his neighbor's wife. 16. He does not oppress anyone or require a pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery but gives his food to the hungry and provides clothing for the naked. 17. That has withdrawn his hand from the poor, that has not received interest nor increase, has executed My ordinances, has walked in My statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live. 149

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I HAVE TOLD YOU THE END FROM THE BEGINNING (or the new covenant revealed)
What is the difference between the ‘old’ covenant and the ‘new’ covenant? If you ask a Christian you’ll get replies that include “we are not under the law” of the Old Testament. Does Scripture really tell us that?

“LET EVERYTHING BE ESTABLISHED IN THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES”
Malachi 3:6 "I YHWH do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. WITNESS # 1 Psalms 89:34 My covenant will I not break, Nor alter the thing that is gone out of My lips. WITNESS # 2 Psalms 102:27 But You are the same, And Your years shall have no end.
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Psalms 111:9 He provided redemption for His people; He ordained His covenant forever-- Holy and awesome is His Name. WITNESS #4

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Hebrews 1:12 You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But You remain the same, and Your years will never end." WITNESS # 5 Hebrews 13:8 Yahshua the Messiah is the same yesterday and today and forever. WITNESS # 6 YHWH IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW,

HE DOES NOT CHANGE! YHVH Does Nothing Without Having Revealed it to His Prophets
Amos 3:7 Surely YHWH does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets. WITNESS # 1 Isaiah 42:9 See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they come forth I announce them to you." WITNESS # 2 YHVH challenges idols to tell what is to come. He can and has, but they are powerless, they have mouths but cannot speak. Isaiah 41:22 "Bring in [ your idols] to tell us what is going to happen. Tell us what the former things were, so that we may consider them and know their final outcome. Or declare to us the things to come, 23 Declare the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that you are elohim: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together. Isaiah 41:26 Who has declared it from the beginning, that we may know? And beforetime, that we may say, he is right? Yea, there is none that declares, yea, there is none that shows, yea, there is none that hears your words. Isaiah 44:7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for Me, since I established the ancient people? And the things that are coming, and that shall come to pass, let them declare. WITNESS # 3

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Isaiah 44:8 Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are My witnesses. Is there any Elohim besides Me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not any." WITNESS # 4 Isaiah 45:21 Declare you, and bring it forth; yea, let them take counsel together: who has showed this from ancient time? Who has declared it of old? Have not I, YHWH? And there is no Elohim else besides Me, a just Elohim and a Savior; no, there is none besides Me. WITNESS # 5 Genesis 6:13 So Elohim told Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. WITNESS # 6 Genesis 18:17 Then YHWH said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? WITNESS # 7 Psalms 25:14 The secret of YHWH is with them that reverence Him; And He will show them His covenant. WITNESS # 8

The New Covenant Revealed
The ‘New Covenant’ was revealed to the Prophets for us His saints. It is ‘hidden’ in their writings, can you find it? May you have joy in this journey. Men have added to what was revealed long ago, beware of what they teach! Make sure you back doctrine of a ‘new covenant’ with two or three witnesses from the TaNaK. Isaiah 55:3 Give ear and come to Me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. WITNESS # 1 Jeremiah 32:40 I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear Me, so that they will never turn away from Me. WITNESS # 2 Jeremiah 31:31-34 "The time is coming," declares YHWH, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Yisrael and with the house of Judah.

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32. Not according to the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke My covenant, though I was a husband to them, " declares YHWH. 33."This is the covenant I will make with the house of Yisrael after that time," declares YHWH. "I will put My Torah in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their Elohim, and they will be My people. 34. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, `Know YHWH,' because they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest," declares YHWH. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more." WITNESS # 3 YHVH has not made a covenant with anyone other than Yisrael, except the one to the whole earth never to flood it again. The early church were Jewish, we are joined to them not the opposite way. Read Romans chapter eleven especially verses 16-27. The ‘Christians’, gentiles who joined Yisrael, hi-jacked “The Way” and changed it to suit them. Most have no idea of the overall plan of the scattering to mix with the rest of the world and regathering to fulfill the promises made to Avraham, Isaac and Jacob. Galatians 3:8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that Elohim would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand unto Abraham, saying, In you shall all the nations be blessed. Jeremiah 33:14 Behold, the days come, says YHWH, that I will perform that good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Yisrael and concerning the house of Judah. WITNESS # 4 15. In those days, and at that time, will I cause a Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and He shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. Yahshua’s first coming was as the suffering servant, He did not execute justice and righteousness in the land; that is His role in the second coming to rule with an iron rod! (Re: Revelation 2:27) Ezekiel 11:19-20 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh; 20 that they may walk in My statutes, and keep My ordinances, and do them: and they shall be My people, and I will be their Elohim. WITNESS # 5

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Ezekiel 36:27-28 And I will put My spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments, and do them. 28 And you shall live in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be My people, and I will be your Elohim. WITNESS # 6 According to YHVH’s Word the New Covenant is having His Torah in your mind and written upon your heart! Even if you where first chosen by Him, you have to be willing and choose to serve Him to let Him write it on your heart and put it in your mind! That’s a little hard when so many have accepted the lies handed down generation after generation by our fore fathers. There is the possibility that the covenant talked about above is for the end days. I say this because it is tied with the re-gathering and return to the land promised to Avraham, Isaac, Ya’acov and their descendants. Jeremiah 32:37 Behold, I will gather them out of all the countries, where I have driven them in My anger, and in My wrath, and in great indignation; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: Zephaniah 3:9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the Name of YHWH, to serve Him with one consent. Many of Judah (the Jews) say that this re-gathering already took place when they came out of Babylonian captivity. This is not so because of the following verses: Ezekiel 34:22-24 I will save My flock, and they will no longer be plundered. I will judge between one sheep and another. 23 I will place over them one shepherd, My servant David, and He will tend them; He will tend them and be their shepherd. 24 I YHWH will be their Elohim, and My servant David will be prince among them. I YHWH have spoken. WITNESS # 1 Ezekiel 37:22 I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Yisrael. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms. WITNESS # 2

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Ezekiel 37:24-25 And My servant David shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in My ordinances, and observe My statutes, and do them. 25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, they, and their children, and their children's children, for ever: and David My servant shall be their prince for ever. WITNESS # 3 Ezekiel 39:7 So will I make My Holy Name known in the midst of My people Yisrael; and I will not let them pollute My Holy Name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am YHWH, the Holy One in Yisrael. Isaiah 52:6 Therefore My people will know My name; therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is I." Matthew 11:15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

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Yahshua’s Main Mission/Purpose
The Moshiach’s role, foretold throughout Scripture, is to restore the Kingdom of Yisrael. First we had to be cleaned up, to be able to face YHVH, and ‘healed’ from the results of our sin. True belief, in YHVH’s Moshiach, accompanied by action, who was foretold of from the beginning, is ‘the way’ (the path we must walk) to return to the Kingdom (Tzion). Matthew 7:13 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. And that narrow gate IS Yahshua who came to cleanse us of our sins. Our sin is often referred to as ‘sicknesses’. These were put upon us by our own actions i.e. the consequences of our own choices; which were foretold in Torah. Forgiveness of our sins must come first, then and only then can we begin the journey to return to Tzion.

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Deuteronomy 32:39 "See now that I myself am He! There is no Elohim besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of My hand. Psalms 147:2 YHVH does build up Jerusalem: He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. 3 He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

John’s Question.
Matthew 11:2 Now when John heard in the prison the works of the Moshiach, he sent by his disciples, 3 to ask Him, "Are you the One who was to come, or should we expect someone else?" 4 Yahshua replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Why would Yahshua say these things to answer their question? If someone had a good understanding of the Old Testament they would know right away what Yahshua was talking about. All these things describe exiled Yisrael! Let's explore some scriptures. Isaiah 42:23 Who among you will give ear to this? Who will hearken and hear for the time to come?

Scripture describes Yisrael as blind, deaf and lame.
Isaiah 42:18 Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see. 19 Who is blind, but My servant? Or deaf, as My messenger that I sent? Who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as YHVH's servant?

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They are ‘cut off’ or Dead.
Ezekiel 37:1 The hand of YHVH was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of YHVH, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. 3 And He said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Master YHVH, You know. 4 Then He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, `Dry bones, hear the Word of YHVH! 5 Thus says Master YHVH unto these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 11 Then He said to me: "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, `Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.'

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Deuteronomy 32:39 "See now that I myself am He! There is no Elohim besides Me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of My hand. Isaiah 22:1 An oracle concerning the Valley of Vision: What troubles you now, that you have all gone up on the roofs, 2 O town full of commotion, O city of tumult and revelry? Your slain were not killed by the sword, nor did they die in battle. 3 All your leaders have fled together; they have been captured without using the bow. All you who were caught were taken prisoner together, having fled while the enemy was still far away. Proverbs 21:16 The man that wanders out of the Way of understanding shall rest in the assembly of the dead. Isaiah 59:10 Like the blind we grope along the wall, feeling our way like men without eyes. At midday we stumble as if it were twilight; among the strong, we are like the dead. John 3:3 In reply Yahshua declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of Elohim unless he is born again. " (Born again SPIRITUALY) Deuteronomy 32:39 "See now that I myself am He! There is no Elohim besides Me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of My hand.

Yisrael was ‘sold’ (but will be redeemed by our kinsman redeemer)
Isaiah 50:1 Thus says YHVH, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? Or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? behold, for your iniquities have you sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away. Isaiah 52:3 For this is what YHVH says: "You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed."

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1 Peter 1:18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Luke 1:33 And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His Kingdom there shall be no end.

Leprosy Results from Sin and Uncleanness is Sin
Numbers 12:1 And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married; for he had married a Cushite woman. 2 And they said, Has YHVH indeed spoken only by Moses? Has he not spoken also by us? And YHVH heard it. 4 And YHVH spoke suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out you three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And the three came out. 5 And YHVH came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth. 6 He said, "Listen to My words: "When a prophet of YHVH is among you, I reveal Myself to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams. 7 My servant Moses is not so; he is faithful in all My house: 8 With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of YHVH. Why then were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?" 10 And the cloud removed from over the Tent; and, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. 11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Oh, my master, I pray you, lay not, sin upon us, for that we have done foolishly, and for that we have sinned. 12 Let her not, I pray, be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother's womb.

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Ezekiel 36:17 Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their way was before Me as the uncleanness of a removed woman. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Is your walk on the narrow road in The Way that Yahshua describes and the apostles walked? These ‘sicknesses’ have resulted in Yisrael being prisoners to our sins. This is our ‘captivity’ that we need to be set free from! Luke 9:2 And He sent them forth to preach the kingdom of Elohim, and to heal the sick. Psalms 147:2 YHVH does build up Jerusalem: He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. 3 He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 11 As for you also, because of the blood of My covenant I have set free your prisoners from the pit wherein there is no water. (Water of the Word) 13 For I have bent Judah for Me, I have filled the bow with Ephraim; and I will stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and will make you as the sword of a mighty man. Joel 2:11 YHVH thunders at the head of His army; His forces are beyond number, and mighty are those who obey His command. The day of YHVH is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?

Also as poor and afflicted.
Isaiah 49:13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for YHVH has comforted His people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.

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Zephaniah 3:12 I will also leave in the midst of you an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the Name of YHVH. 20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, says YHVH. Psalms 86:1 Bow down Your ear, O YHVH, hear me: for I am poor and needy. Matthew 3:2. Repent, everyone; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For there can be no forgiveness of sins without true repentance!

The Dispersion was Prophesized from the Beginning.
Deuteronomy 4:27 And YHVH shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the heathen, wherever YHVH shall lead you. Leviticus 26:33 I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out My sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins. There are many more prophecies about the dispersion but as we know there are twice as many prophecies that YHVH will re-gather us for the purpose of restoring His Kingdom, Yisrael.

Tzion, the Kingdom of YHVH
Psalms 147:2 YHVH does build up Jerusalem: He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. 3 He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. Psalms 102:16 When YHVH shall build up Zion, He shall appear in His glory.

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Tzion will be built up, then He will return in His glory. The following exchange between Yahshua and the disciples prior to him being taken up. Acts 1:6 So when they met together, they asked Him, "Master, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Yisrael?" 7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority. 1 Peter 2:5 You also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a Holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to Elohim through Yahshua haMoshiach. 6 Because it is contained in scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: And he that believes on Him shall not be put to shame.

James, Peter and even the Pharisees Where Aware of the NTT
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who were following their rulings, customs and traditions where in covenant with YHVH. Even Gentile converts were not considered fully ‘Jewish’. It is still that way to this day. A Messianic Jewish Congregation my family and I attended in the nineteen nineties would let ‘Gentiles’, i.e. nonJews join and expected them to fully tithe but were not allowed to vote or have a say in congregational policy.

IN the Place it was said to them…It shall be said to them…
Hosea 1:9 Then said Elohim, Call his name Loammi: for you are not My people, and I will not be your Elohim. 10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass that, in the place where it was said unto them, You are not My people, it shall be said unto them, You are the sons of the living Elohim. John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them He gave power to become the sons of Elohim, even to them that believe on His Name: Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of Elohim, these are sons of Elohim. Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her unto Me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them that were not My people, You are My people; and they shall say, You are my Elohim.

Yahshua’s Own Words Confirm Whom He was Sent to.
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Matthew 9:36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were distressed and scattered, as sheep not having a shepherd. Matthew 10:5 These twelve Yahshua sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Nations, and into any city of the Samaritans enter you not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Why did Yahshua tell the disciples not to go to the Nations or Samaritans? I think because, as the following passage shows, that was His task. To the Yisraelites first, then the Nations. John 4:3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. 4 Now He had to go through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Yahshua said to her, "Will you give Me a drink?" 9 The Samaritan woman said to Him, "You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?" (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) 10 Yahshua answered her, "If you knew the gift of Elohim and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water." 25 The woman said, I know that the Moshiach is coming. When He comes, He will explain everything to us." 26 Then Yahshua declared, "I who speak to you am He." 39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I ever did." 40 So when the Samaritans came to Him, they urged Him to stay with them, and He stayed two days. 41 And because of His words many more became believers. 42 They said to the woman, "We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world, the Moshiach." 43 After the two days He left for Galilee.

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Too bad for us what Yahshua talked about for those two days was never recorded In the Gospels!

The Kingdom is at Hand
Luke 4:43 But He said, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of Elohim to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent." Acts 1:6 So when they met together, they asked Him, "Master, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" Acts 1:7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Luke 12:32 "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. There has only been a covenant for Yisrael; either you are part or you are not! Yisrael has always been open to whomsoever will sojourn with it and join themselves to YHVH, as His Torah teaches us His covenant relationship with us is to be set-apart before Him. Exodus 12:49 One Torah shall be to him that is home born, and unto the stranger that sojourns among you. Exodus 12:48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and will keep the Passover to YHVH, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof. Numbers 9:14 And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the Passover unto YHVH; according to the ordinance of the Passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: you shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.

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Numbers 15:15 One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourns with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as you are, so shall the stranger be before YHVH. 16 One Torah and one ordinance shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourns with you. Numbers 15:29 You shall have one Torah for him that sins through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourns among them. Three times YHVH said there will be ONE TORAH for Yisrael and for the sojourner. ONE TORAH not two! Or maybe the rabbi’s will claim the ‘oral torah’ is only for the Jews since it is the house of Judah that made it up. Matthew 11:15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

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PRAYER......what Scripture says:
Does YHVH hear all your prayers? “Sure He does” is a common belief, but Scripture has a lot to say about prayer. I’m sure most of you are familiar with most of the verses listed below but I assure you, and will show that they are only part of the whole picture. Psalms 65:2 O You who hear prayer, to You all men will come. Psalms 86:5-7 For You, YHVH, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon You. Psalms 102:17-18 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. 18. This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people who shall be created shall praise YHVH.

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Psalms 141:1-2 YHVH, I cry unto You: make hasten unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto You. 2. Let my prayer be set forth before You as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalms 86:1 Bow down Your ear, O YHVH, hear me: for I am poor and needy. Psalms 84:8 O YHVH Elohim of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O Elohim of Jacob. Selah. Psalms 86:6-7 Give ear, O YHVH, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. 7. In the day of my trouble I will call upon You: for You will answer me.

Psalms 143:1 Hear my prayer, O YHVH, give ear to my supplications: in Your faithfulness answer me, and in Your righteousness. Matthew 21:22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8. For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to Elohim. 7. And the peace of Elohim, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Messiah Yahshua. James 5:14-16 170

Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Master. 15. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Master will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:17-18 Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. The above is only 'one side of the coin' or only part of the ‘whole picture’,

NOW THE REST OF THE PICTURE......
Proverbs 9:10 The reverence of YHVH is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding. Proverbs 15:28-29 The heart of the righteous studies to answer: but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. 29. YHVH is far from the wicked: but He hears the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs 15:8-9 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to YHVH: but the prayer of the upright is His delight. 9. The way of the wicked is an abomination unto YHVH: but He loves him that follows after righteousness. Proverbs 28:9-10

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He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, (Torah) even his prayer shall be abomination. 10. Whosoever causes the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession. Proverbs 28:9

He that turns away his ear from hearing the Torah, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Psalms 66:17-20 I cried unto Him with my mouth, and He was extolled with my tongue. 18. If I regard iniquity in my heart, YHVH will not hear me: 19. But verily Elohim has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer. (Because David was considered a righteous man with a heart after YHVH) 20. Blessed be Elohim, which has not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me.

18. If I regard iniquity in my heart, YHVH will not hear me:
Psalms 69:13 But as for me, my prayer is unto You, O YHVH, in an acceptable time: O Elohim, in the multitude of Your mercy hear me, in the truth of Your salvation. Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore you shall receive the greater damnation Jeremiah 7:15-16 And I will cast you out of My sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim.* 16. Therefore pray not you for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to Me: for I will not hear you. 172

*(This is a warning to Judah that YHVH will do the same to them as He had done to the NTT about a hundred years earlier. This shows that YHVH does not change, He told all Yisrael this would come to pass back in the wilderness. Re: Duet.28:64: “And YHVH shall scatter you among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there you shall serve other elohim, which neither you nor your fathers have known, even wood and stone”). Lamentations 3:8 Also when I cry and shout, He shuts out my prayer. Lamentations 3:44 You have covered Yourself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through. 1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of YHVH are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of YHVH is against them that do evil. (Again, do
not rely on your definition of evil but rather what YHVH says is evil in His eyes according to Scripture! There is a chapter on this subject.)

Job 22:21-23 Acquaint now yourself with Him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto you. 22. Receive, I pray you, the Torah from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart. 23. If you return to the Almighty, you shall be built up, you shall put away iniquity far from your tents. Job 22:24-28 Then shall you lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. 25. Yea, the Almighty shall be your defense, and you shall have plenty of silver. 26. For then shall you have your delight in the Almighty, and shall lift up your face unto Elohim. 27. You shall make your prayer unto Him, and He shall hear you, and you shall pay your vows.

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28. You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto you: and the light shall shine upon your ways. if, then, then, …. Now we see there are conditions in place for passages like Mat.7:7-8 and 21:22 (from the first part of this teaching).

The Prayer of a Righteous Man Avails Much
Ezekiel 14:14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, says YHVH Elohim. Daniel 9:3-6 And I set my face unto YHVH Elohim, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: 4. And I prayed unto YHVH my Elohim, and made my confession, and said, O YHVH, the great and dreadful Elohim, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep His commandments; 5. We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and from Your judgments: 6. Neither have we hearkened unto Your servants the prophets, which spoke in Your Name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. Daniel 9:13-14 As it is written in the Torah of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet we made not our prayer before YHVH our Elohim, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand Your truth. 14. Therefore has YHVH watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for YHVH our Elohim is righteous in all His works which He does: for we obeyed not His voice. Daniel 9:17-23 Now therefore, O our Elohim, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and cause Your face to shine upon Your sanctuary that is desolate, for YHVH's sake.

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18. O my Elohim, incline Your ear, and hear; open Your eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Your Name: for we do not present our supplications before You for our righteousness, but for Your great mercies. 19. O YHVH, hear; O YHVH, forgive; O YHVH, hearken and do; defer not, for Your own sake, O my Elohim: for Your city and Your people who are called by Your Name. 20. And while I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Yisrael, and presenting my supplication before YHVH my Elohim for the Holy mountain of my Elohim; 21. Yea, even while I was speaking in prayer, even Gabriel, the man whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. 22. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give you skill and understanding. 23. At the beginning of your supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to show you; for you are greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision. If I do intercessory prayer, I approach the throne seeking forgiveness first, pleading the blood, asking to be shown my hidden sin for the purpose of appearing before Him as a cleaned up, righteous servant; because the lesson here is the prayer of a righteous man avails more in YHVH’s hearing. 1 Kings 8:27-30 But will Elohim indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain You; how much less this house that I have built? 28. Yet have You respect unto the prayer of Your servant, and to his supplication, O YHVH my Elohim, to listen unto the cry and to the prayer, which Your servant prays before You to day: 29. That Your eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which You have said, My name shall be there: that You may hearken unto the prayer which Your servant shall make toward this place. 30. And hearken to the supplication of Your servant, and of Your people Yisrael, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear in heaven Your dwelling place: and when You hear, forgive. 1 Kings 8:38-40

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What prayer and supplication be made by any man, of all Your people Yisrael, each one aware of the afflictions of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house: 39. Then hear You in heaven, Your dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways*, whose heart You know; (for You, even You only, know the hearts of all the children of men;) 40. That they may fear You all the days that they live in the land which You gave unto our fathers (* Thessalonians 2:10-11 “because they received not the love of The Truth, that they might be saved. 11. And for this cause Elohim shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie” and Psalms 81:11-12: “But my people would not hearken to My voice; and Yisrael did not consent me. 12. So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.”) Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it? (The ego can have your heart lie to you!) 1 Kings 8:45-50 Then hear You in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause. 46. If they sin against You, (for there is no man that sins not,) and You be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near; 47. yet if they shall have a change of heart in the land wherever they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto You in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness; 48. And so return unto You with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto You toward their land, which You gave unto their fathers, the city which You have chosen, and the house which I have built for Your Name: 49. Then hear You their prayer and their supplication in heaven Your dwelling place, and maintain their cause,

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Except YHVH of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. 10. Hear the word of YHVH, you leaders of Sodom; give ear unto the Torah of our Elohim, you people of Gomorrah. 11. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto Me? Says YHVH: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. ** 12. When you come to appear before Me, who has required this at your hand, to tread My courts? 13. Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to Me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations-- I cannot bear your evil assemblies. ( ** Psalms 51:16-19 For You desire not sacrifice; else would I give it: You delight not in burnt offering. 17. The sacrifices of Elohim are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O Elohim, these You will not despise. 18. Do good in Your good pleasure unto Zion: build You the walls of Jerusalem. 19. Then shall You be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon Your altar.) Isaiah 1:14-20 14. Your new moons and your appointed feasts My Soul hates: they are a trouble unto Me; I am weary to bear them. 15. And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide My eyes from you: yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. 16. Wash, make yourself clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil; 17. Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. 18. Come now, and let us reason together, says YHVH: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 19. If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land:

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Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. 9 "This, then, is how you should pray:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amien.

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And YHVH's anger was kindled against Yisrael, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done EVIL in the sight of YHVH, was consumed. Deuteronomy 1:39 Moreover your little ones, which you said should be a prey, and your children, which in this day have no knowledge between good and EVIL, they shall go in there, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it. “ No knowledge between good and EVIL” is a subtle clue as to what evil is in the eyes of YHVH, as most of these children were not present at Mount Sinai to hear the Torah. If you will pay close attention to the underlined actions in these verses it should be crystal clear. Deuteronomy 4:25-26 When you shall beget children, and children's children, and you shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do EVIL in the sight of YHVH your Elohim, to provoke him to anger: 26. I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall soon utterly perish from off the land. Deuteronomy 13:5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he has spoken to turn you away from YHVH your Elohim, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust you out of ‘The Way’ which YHVH your Elohim commanded you to walk in. So shall you put the EVIL away from the midst of you. Deuteronomy 15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and your eye be EVIL against your poor brother, and you give him naught; and he cry unto YHVH against you, and it be sin unto you. Deuteronomy 17:6-7 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. 182

7. The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put the EVIL away from among you. Deuteronomy 17:12-13 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that stands to minister there before YHVH your Elohim, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and you shall put away the EVIL from Yisrael. 13. And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously. Deuteronomy 19:18-20 And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother; 19. Then shall you do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shall you put the EVIL away from among you. 20. And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such EVIL among you. Deuteronomy 21:20-21 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. 21. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shall you put EVIL away from among you; and all Yisrael shall hear, and fear. Deuteronomy 22:22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shall you put away EVIL from Yisrael. Deuteronomy 30:11-17 For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not hidden from you, neither is it far off. 12. It is not in heaven, that you should say, who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

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Joshua 24:15 And if it seem EVIL unto you to serve YHVH, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the elohim which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the elohim of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve YHVH. Judges 2:11 And the children of Yisrael did EVIL in the sight of YHVH, and served Baalim: Judges 3:5-7And the children of Yisrael dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites: 6. And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their elohim. 7. And the children of Yisrael did EVIL in the sight of YHVH, and forgot YHVH their Elohim, and served Baalim and the groves. 1 Samuel 2:22-23 Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto all Yisrael; and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 23. And he said unto them, Why do you such things? For I hear of your EVIL dealings by all this people. 1 Samuel 15:19 Wherefore then did you not obey the voice of YHVH, but did fly upon the spoil, and did EVIL in the sight of YHVH? 1 Samuel 15:19 Wherefore then did you not obey the voice of YHVH, but did fly upon the spoil, and did EVIL in the sight of YHVH? 1 Samuel 15:19 Wherefore then did you not obey the voice of YHVH, but did fly upon the spoil, and did EVIL in the sight of YHVH? 2 Samuel 12:9 Wherefore have you despised the commandment of YHVH, to do EVIL in His sight? You have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and have

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1 Kings 14:8-10 And tore the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it you: and yet you have not been as My servant David, who kept My commandments, and who followed Me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in My eyes; 9. But have done EVIL above all that were before you: for you have gone and made you other elohim, and molten images, to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back: 10. Therefore, behold, I will bring EVIL upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisses against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Yisrael, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man takes away dung, till it be all gone. Nehemiah 13:17-18 Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What EVIL thing is this that you do, profaning the Sabbath day? 18. Did not your fathers do thus, and did not our Elohim bring all this EVIL upon us, and upon this city? Yet you bring more wrath upon Yisrael by profaning the Sabbath. Psalms 5:4-8 For you are not a Elohim that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall EVIL dwell with You. 5. The foolish shall not stand in Your sight: you hate all workers of iniquity. 6. You shall destroy them that speak lies: YHVH will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. 7. But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy: and in Your fear will I worship toward Your Holy temple. 8. Lead me, O YHVH, in Your Righteousness because of my enemies; make ‘Your Way’ straight before my face. Psalms 15:1-5 YHVH, who shall abide in Your tabernacle? Who shall dwell in Your Holy hill? 2. He that walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the Truth in his heart.

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3. He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does EVIL to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor. 4. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honors them that fear YHVH. He that swears to his own hurt, and changes not. 5. He that puts not out his money to usury, nor takes reward against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved. Psalms 34:13-16 Keep your tongue from EVIL, and your lips from speaking guile. 14. Depart from EVIL, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 15. The eyes of YHVH are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry. 16. The face of YHVH is against them that do EVIL, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. Psalms 37:7-10 Rest in YHVH, and wait patiently for Him: fret not your self because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass. 8. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not your self in any wise to do EVIL. 9. For EVIL doers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon YHVH, they shall inherit the earth. 10. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, you shall diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. Psalms 37:27-31 Depart from EVIL, and do good; and dwell for evermore. 28. For YHVH loves judgment, and forsakes not His saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. 29. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. 30. The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment. 31. The Torah of his Elohim is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. Psalms 50:16-22 But unto the wicked Elohim says, "What right have you to recite My laws or take My covenant on your lips? 17. Seeing you hated instruction, and cast My Words behind you.

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18. When you saw a thief, then you consented with him, and have been partaker with adulterers. 19. You give your mouth to EVIL, and your tongue frames deceit. 20. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son. 21. These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was altogether such a one as your self: but I will reprove you, and set them in order before your eyes. 22. Now consider this, you that forget Elohim, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. Psalms 51:1-4 Have mercy upon me, O Elohim, according to Your loving kindness: according unto the multitude of Your tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 4. Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done EVIL in Your sight: that You might be justified when You speak, and be clear when You Judge. Psalms 91:9-14 Because you have made YHVH, which is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation; 10. Shall no EVIL befall you, neither shall any plague come nigh your dwelling. 11. For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. 12. They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13. You shall tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the serpent shall you trample under feet. 14. Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known My Name. 15. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. 16. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation. Psalms 97:10-12 You that love YHVH, hate EVIL: He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. 189

11. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. 12. Rejoice in YHVH, you righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of His Holiness. Psalms 119:101 I have kept my feet from every EVIL path so that I might obey Your Word. Psalms 121:5-8 YHVH is your keeper: YHVH is your shade upon your right hand. 6. The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. 7. YHVH shall preserve you from all EVIL: He shall preserve your soul. 8. YHVH shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Proverbs 2:11-14 Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you: 12. To deliver you from the way of the EVIL man, from the man that speaks froward things; 13. Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in ‘the ways’ of darkness; 14. Who rejoice to do EVIL, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Proverbs 3:6-7 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. 7. Be not wise in your own eyes: fear YHVH, and depart from EVIL. Proverbs 6:23-28 For the commandments are a lamp; and the Torah is light; and reproofs of instruction are ‘the way’ of life: 24. To keep you from the EVIL woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. 25. Lust not after her beauty in your heart; neither let her take you with her eyelids. 26. For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. 27. Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? 28. Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? Proverbs 8:12-14 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

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23. Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! 24. Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the Torah of YHVH of hosts, and despised The Word of the Holy One of Yisrael. Isaiah 13:11 And I will punish the world for their EVIL, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. Isaiah 33:15 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; is he that despises the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from taking a bribe, that stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking upon EVIL: Isaiah 56:1-7 Thus says YHVH, Keep judgment, and do justice: for My Salvation is near to come, and My Righteousness to be revealed. 2. Blessed is the man that does this, and the son of man that lays hold on it; that keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any EVIL. 3. Neither let the son of the stranger, that has joined himself to YHVH, speak, saying, YHVH has utterly separated me from His people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. 4. For thus says YHVH unto the eunuchs that keep My Sabbaths, and choose the things that please Me, and take hold of My covenant; 5. Even unto them will I give in My house and within My walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. 6. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to YHVH, to serve Him, and to love the Name of YHVH, to be His servants, every one that keeps the Sabbath from polluting it, and takes hold of My covenant; 7. Even them will I bring to My Holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people. Isaiah 65:12-14 193

Therefore will I number you to the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear; but did EVIL before My eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not. 13. Therefore thus says YHVH Elohim, Behold, My servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry: behold, My servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty: behold, My servants shall rejoice, but you shall be ashamed: 14. Behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. Isaiah 66:4-5 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke, they did not hear: but they did EVIL before my eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not. 5. Hear the word of YHVH, you that tremble at His Word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for My Name's sake, said, Let YHVH be glorified: but He shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed

Evil, according to Scripture, is NOT DOING the commands of Elohim. If you go to Church or Synagogue but don’t do the will of YHVH then you are doing evil in His eyes, you need to stop, repent, change your ways and seek His forgiveness; because His Word says:
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But you, O YHVH, are an Elohim merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in racham* and truth. (*compassion) 16. Oh turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; Give Your strength unto Your servant, And save the son of Your handmaid. The Word of YHVH tells us what we can do to receive forgiveness of sins; men do not have the authority to grant it (Catholic priests) or to add to or change what Elohim’s Word says we must do to achieve forgiveness in His eyes. (Jewish Rabbi’s) Matthew 11:15. He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

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In my early walk I had an adversary whom I call a cafeteria Christian because he would pick and chose verses out of context to prove his doctrines that totally ignored precepts of righteousness expected from believers. To him anything we did was as filthy rags before YHVH. We were saved by grace alone and all we had to do was believe, love ‘the Lord’ and our fellow man as ourselves and the Holy Spirit would lead us how to walk! I don’t know what spirit led him because he had a pornography problem. I would like to thank that man today because his beliefs were the impetus for my journey to reconcile Scriptures that ‘seem’ to contradict one another. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Genesis 8:20 Then Noah built an altar to YHVH and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21 And YHVH smelled a sweet savor and said in His heart: "Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. This spontaneous offering from Noah pleased YHVH so much He removed the curse of thorns and thistles put upon Adam. Psalms 96:8 Ascribe to YHVH the glory due His Name; bring an offering and come into His courts. Psalms 20 8 I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, which are ever before Me. 5 Gather my saints together unto Me, Those that have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice. Psalms 20:3 He will remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. Selah -- American Standard Psalms 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in YHVH.

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-- New International Psalms 4:5 Offer right sacrifices and trust in YHVH. Righteousness is obeying YHVH! THEN your sacrifices will be considered ‘right’ and be accepted. People often quote Isaiah chapter one out of context, especially verse thirteen, trying to say things like sacrifices are an abomination to YHVH and even try to link the Sabbath and Feasts to this negative light. In proper context Isaiah was chastising an extremely backslidden and evil people who had an outward show without the proper heart attitude. Consider the five verses you just read above. -- New International Isaiah 1:13 Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to Me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations-- I cannot bear your evil assemblies. -- American Standard Isaiah 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto Me; new moon and Sabbath, the calling of assemblies,-- I cannot away with iniquity and the solemn meeting. Isaiah 1:11-20 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto Me? Says YHVH: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. 12. When you come to appear before Me, who has required this at your hand, to tread My courts? 13. Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto Me; the new moons and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot bear with iniquity and the solemn meeting. 14. Your new moons and your appointed Feasts My Soul hates: they are a trouble unto Me; I am weary to bear them. 15. And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide My eyes from you: yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. (Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: How much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind!)

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16. Wash , make yourself clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil; 17. Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. 18. Come now, and let us reason together, says YHVH: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land; 20 but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword." For the mouth of YHVH has spoken it. Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to YHVH; But the prayer of the upright is His delight. 1 Samuel 15:22 But Samuel replied: "Does YHVH delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of YHVH? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness and insolence is as idolatry. Because you have rejected the Word of YHVH, He has also rejected you from being king. Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to YHVH: but the prayer of the upright is His delight. Considering all the passages so far, in context to reconcile Scripture, then Psalm 51:16 and Isaiah 66:3 must be referring to sacrifices from wicked people! Psalms 51:16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; You do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. 17 The sacrifices of Elohim are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O Elohim, these You will not despise. 18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem. (Compare to Isaiah 1:21 and Psalm 127:1) 19 Then there will be righteous sacrifices, whole burnt offerings to delight You; then bulls will be offered on Your altar. If we seek to walk in righteousness, our sacrifices will be welcome. There was a sacrifice that was made for all who would like to be reconciled to

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Micah 6:6-8 Wherewith shall I come before YHVH, and bow myself before the high Elohim? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? 7. Will YHVH be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? 8. He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does YHVH require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your Elohim? Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of Elohim more than burnt offerings. Matthew 9:13 But go and learn what this means: `I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." Psalms 69:30 I will praise the Name of Elohim with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving. 31 This will please YHVH more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs. Leviticus 1:9 He is to wash the inner parts and the legs with water, and the priest is to burn all of it on the altar. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to YHVH. Ezekiel 20:41 As a sweet savor will I accept you, when I bring you out from the peoples, and gather you out of the countries wherein you have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you in the sight of the nations. 2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are a sweet savor of Moshiach unto Elohim, in them that are saved, and in them that perish; Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Moshiach also has loved us, and has given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to Elohim for a sweet smelling savor.

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Many Christians are shocked and do not believe that Scripture tells us in the millennium Temple ‘the Prince’ (Yahshua?) will again offer sacrifices, including ones for sin! (Ezekiel chapters 40-45) They simply have no concept of ‘mistaken’ and ‘foolish’ sins discussed in Torah. We are human and we err occasionally even with a right heart! YHVH knew in His omniscience and infinite wisdom that the Temple, where forgiveness of sins was sought, would not stand much longer. Yahshua’s sacrifice was to hold us until the time of the millennium Temple! Matthew 11:15. He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose. I’m working on a chapter that may not be ready when this is first put on the web. If you don’t see “Problem Verses of the New Testament” in the book check back at the web site later.

KNOWLEDGE
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Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves KNOWLEDGE, but he who hates correction is stupid. Proverbs 9:10 The reverence of YHVH is the beginning of wisdom: and the KNOWLEDGE of the Holy is understanding. Psalms 19:2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display KNOWLEDGE. 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. 7 The Torah of YHVH is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of YHVH are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of YHVH are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of YHVH are pure, and enlightens the eyes. 9 The fear of YHVH is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of YHVH are sure and altogether righteous. 10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. 11 By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalms 119:66 Teach me KNOWLEDGE and good judgment, for I believe in Your commands. Psalms 14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no KNOWLEDGE, Who eat up My people as they eat bread, And call not upon YHVH? Proverbs 1:7,4-5 The reverence of YHVH is the beginning of KNOWLEDGE, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. 4 To give prudence to the simple, To the young man KNOWLEDGE and discretion: 5 That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels Proverbs has much to say about knowledge, wisdom and understanding.

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Proverbs 10:14 Wise men store up KNOWLEDGE, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin. Proverbs 11:9 A hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor: but through KNOWLEDGE shall the just be delivered. Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves KNOWLEDGE, but he who hates correction is stupid. Proverbs 13:16 Every prudent man acts out of KNOWLEDGE, but a fool exposes his folly. Proverbs 14:6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but KNOWLEDGE comes easily to the discerning. Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise utters KNOWLEDGE aright; But the mouth of fools pours out folly. Proverbs 15:7 The lips of the wise disperse KNOWLEDGE; But the heart of the foolish does not so. Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the discerning acquires KNOWLEDGE; the ears of the wise seek it out. Proverbs 19:25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will understand KNOWLEDGE. Proverbs 19:27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of KNOWLEDGE. Proverbs 22:12 The eyes of YHVH preserve KNOWLEDGE, and He overthrows the words of the transgressor. Proverbs 22:17 Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart unto My KNOWLEDGE. Proverbs 22:20 Have not I written unto you excellent things of counsels and KNOWLEDGE, 206

Proverbs 23:12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of KNOWLEDGE. Proverbs 24:3-5 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; 4 through KNOWLEDGE its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. 5 A wise man has great power, and a man of KNOWLEDGE increases strength Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of YHVH shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of KNOWLEDGE and of the reverence of YHVH; 3 And shall make Him of quick understanding in the fear of YHVH Isaiah 11:9 They will neither harm nor destroy on all My Holy Mountain, for the earth will be full of the KNOWLEDGE of YHVH as the waters cover the sea. Psalms 43:3 Send forth Your Light and Your Truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to Your Holy Mountain, to the place where you dwell. Psalms 15:1 YHVH, who shall sojourn in Your tabernacle? Who shall dwell in Your Holy Hill? 2 He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the Truth from his heart. Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach KNOWLEDGE? And whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts? 1 Corinthians 3:2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. Isaiah 33:6 He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and KNOWLEDGE; the reverence of YHVH is the key to this treasure. Beware! There is ‘KNOWLEDGE’ of pride that corrupts! 207

Isaiah 47:10 You have trusted in your wickedness and have said, `No one sees me.' Your wisdom and KNOWLEDGE mislead you when you say to yourself, `I am, and there is none besides me.' Jeremiah 3:15 Then I will give you shepherds after My Own Heart, who will lead you with KNOWLEDGE and understanding. Jeremiah 4:22 For My people are foolish, they have not ‘known’ Me; they are stupid children, and they have no understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no KNOWLEDGE. Isaiah 5:13 Therefore My people are gone into captivity for lack of KNOWLEDGE; and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude are parched with thirst. Isaiah 56:10 Israel's watchmen are blind, they all lack KNOWLEDGE; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep. Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed from lack of KNOWLEDGE. "Because you have rejected KNOWLEDGE, I also reject you as My priests; because you have ignored the Torah of your Elohim, I also will ignore your children. Jeremiah 11:18 And YHVH gave me KNOWLEDGE of it, and I knew it: then you showed me their doings. KNOWLEDGE is seeking the Word of YHVH with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your might and then DOING WHAT IT TELLS YOU! Matthew 11:15. He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 208

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The World
A lot is said about the ‘world’ in Scripture. The ‘world’ in Scripture usually refers to the world systems of man. Mankind frequently tries to elevate themselves to the level of Elohim. They think they can figure out solutions to all of mankind’s problems that, ironically, were created by man NOT following the creators’ directions in the first place! We are in the world, but told not to be ‘of the world’. What does this mean? I hope the following will give you understanding.

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1 John 5:19 We know that we are children of Elohim, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 1 John 2:14 I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of Elohim lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one. 15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vain glory of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. -- New International 1 John 2:16 For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world. 1 John 2:17 The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of Elohim lives forever. 1 John 2:17 The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of Elohim lives forever. 1 John 2:17 The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of Elohim lives forever. 1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last hour: and as you heard that the antimessiah comes, even now have there arisen many anti-messiahs; whereby we know that it is the last hour. Acts 3:19-24 Repent you therefore, and turn to Elohim, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of YHVH. 20. And He shall send Yahshua haMoshiach, which before was preached unto you: 21. Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which Elohim has spoken by the mouth of all His Holy prophets since the world began. 210

22. For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall YHVH your Elohim raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; Him you shall hear in all things whatsoever He shall say unto you. 23. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. 24. Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. Matthew 17:11 And Yahshua answered and said unto them, Eliyahu truly shall first come, and restore all things. 1 John 3:1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of Elohim; and such we are. For this cause the world knows us not, because it knew him not. 1 John 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 1 John 3:17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of Elohim be in him? 1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from Elohim, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. False prophets do not teach obedience from love, they are inspired by spirits that are not of YHVH. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of Elohim: Every spirit that acknowledges that Yahshua haMoshiach has come in the flesh is from Elohim, Yahshua came to forgive our sins so we can be reconciled to YHVH to walk in ‘The Way’ He has asked of us by obeying Him. 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Yahshua is not from Elohim. This is the spirit of the anti-messiah, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. 4 You, dear children, are from Elohim and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

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The world does not ‘know’ YHVH and is not obeying His Word. He wants us to be a special treasure and a nation of priests to Him We are in the world but we are not to be a part of it. TRUST HIM. Matthew 5:14 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 11:15. He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

‘SIGNS’ in Remez and Drash
My reason for writing this chapter is to consider spiritual fulfillment of some prophecies. The Jews of the first century were looking for a Messiah on the order of what has been reserved for the second coming. They were under Roman occupation and their hope was for deliverance; not seeing their captivity to sin. They truly thought they were righteous people who were serving YHVH. Most of them missed the suffering servant who had to come first! (A lot of people Jew and Christian think they can please the Father without actually doing the written Torah which we are told is eternal.

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Proverbs 7:3 Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. Psalms 119:11 Your Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Isaiah 49:16 16.See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands; your walls are ever before Me. Exodus 13:16 for by strength of hand YHVH brought us forth out of Egypt. Psalms 10:12 Arise, O YHVH; O Elohim, lift up Your hand: forget not the humble. Psalms 39:10 Remove Your stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of Your hand. Psalms 16:8,11 I have set YHVH always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 11You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalms 17:7 Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by Your right hand those who take refuge in You from their foes. Psalms 21:8 Your hand shall find out all Your enemies: Your right hand shall find out those that hate You. Psalms 18:35 You give me Your shield of victory, and Your right hand sustains me; You stoop down to make me great.

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Psalms 20:6 Now know I that YHVH saves His anointed; He will hear him from His Holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. Exodus 13:16 for by strength of hand YHVH brought us forth out of Egypt. Psalms 37:32-33 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives; 33. YHVH will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. Your hand, your enemies hand or YHVH’s hand, they all are symbolic of strength or power. The wicked does not literally have me in his hand! So let YHVH’s Word be your strength.

The Sign of YHVH’s Covenant
This is only one sign of YHVH’s covenant; I will cover the others in another chapter. Exodus 13:9 And it shall be for a sign unto you upon your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that YHVH's Torah may be in your mouth: for with a strong hand has YHVH brought you out of Egypt. Ezekiel 20:12 Moreover also I gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am YHVH that sanctifies them. Exodus 31:13 Speak also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily My Sabbaths you shall keep: for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am YHVH that does sanctify you.

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Ezekiel 20:20 And hallow My Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am YHVH your Elohim. Exodus 31:17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days YHVH made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested, and was refreshed.

Their ‘Signs’ or ‘Mark’
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a physical future fulfillment with a chip for a cashless society. With the Fed printing money un-backed by gold or silver our currency is fast becoming worthless, so the latter happening is still a possibility. Revelation 13:16-18 And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark (sign) in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark (sign), or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred sixty and six. What I am trying to show is, your ‘hand’ being symbolic of strength; in the buying and selling above of Revelation 3:17 that is related to ‘spiritual commerce’ of ravenousness wolves in sheep’s clothing, devouring the souls of men. (Re: the last three words of Revelation 18:13) Scripture has many physical things like silver, gold, water, bread or oil that are symbolic of spiritual things. In addition there are other mentions of ‘spiritual commerce’ like the two passages below from Isaiah and John. Isaiah 55:1-3 Yo, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2. Wherefore do you spend money for that which is not bread? And your labor for that which satisfies not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 3. Incline your ear, and come unto Me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. John 4:35-37 Say not you, There are yet four months, and then come harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36. And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit unto life eternal: that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together. 37. And herein is that saying true, One sows, and another reaps. 220

Below we see the ‘spiritual commerce’ aspect of water and bread. Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. Isaiah 44:3-4 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My Spirit upon your seed, and my blessing upon your offspring: 4. And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses. Ephesians 5:26 to make her Holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through The Word, Isaiah 12:3-4 Therefore with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation. 4. And in that day shall you say, Praise YHVH, call upon His Name, declare His doings among the people, make mention that His Name is exalted.

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John 6:35-36 And YAHshua said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to Me shall never hunger; and he that believes on Me shall never thirst. 36. But I said unto you, That you also have seen Me, and believe not. John 6:58, 57, 56, 55 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live for ever. 57. As the living Father has sent Me, and I live by the Father: so he that eats Me, even he shall live by Me. 56. He that eats My flesh, and drinks My blood, dwells in Me, and I in him. 55.For My flesh is meat indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. His ‘flesh’ is the bread of life, He is the Word of Elohim, the Word of Elohim is Truth, the True Word of Elohim is the Torah, The Word of Elohim became flesh and dwelt among us to show us the true precepts of Torah without the leaven of men. 2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privately shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying Yahshua that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. Denying that Yahshua taught Torah as ‘the way’ of Truth is denying Yahshua! 2. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom ‘The Way’ of Truth shall be evil spoken of. 3. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. 2 Peter 2:3 shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you Revelation 18:11 222

And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buys their merchandise any more: Revelation 18:12-13 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all citron wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 13. And cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. Revelation 18:13 The merchandise of ….. souls of men. 2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Ezekiel 8:13-16 He said also unto me, Turn yet again, and you shall see greater abominations that they do. 14. Then He brought me to the door of the gate of YHVH's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. 15. Then said He unto me, Have you seen this, O son of man? Turn yet again and you shall see greater abominations than these. 16. And He brought me into the inner court of YHVH's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of YHVH, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty five men, with their backs toward the temple of YHVH, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Sun worship, started by Nimrod, has infiltrated almost all religions that claim to serve the one true Creator, to one degree or another. Christianity has much more sun worship mixed with the Truth of the Word of YHVH than any other. Their ‘sign’ or ‘mark’ is SUNday worship, the first day of the week; observance of Saturnalia (re-birth of the sun) as the birth of their saviour and Eastre (Easter) as the time of his resurrection. Without their mark or sign no one can buy or sell the souls of men. Even in the USA with Constitutional rights of freedom of religion, break-away 223

religions like the Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Seventh Day Adventist were highly persecuted, until very recent times under the cry of ‘freedom of religion’ when even Satanist were protected. Jeremiah 23:18 But which of them has stood in the council of YHVH to see or to hear His Word? Who has listened and heard His Word? Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of YHVH are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein. Matthew 11:15. He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

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2 Peter 3:16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them concerning these matters, in which some are hard to understand, which those who are untaught and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do also the other Scriptures. James 2:24 You see that by works a man is justified, and not only by faith. Romans 3:20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in His sight by observing the law Romans 2:13 but the doers of the law shall be justified.

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Galatians 2:16 because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Galatians 3:10 All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law." Romans 7:22 For in my inner being I delight in Elohim's law; Romans 7:15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 24 What a wretched man I am! OK, let’s sum up what these verses just stated: A man is justified by works and not by faith only, but by the deeds of the law no flesh shall be justified, but the doers of the law are justified, yet a man is not justified by the works of the law however those who are of the law are under a curse but we are cursed if we don’t keep the law either, so we don’t understand why we do not do what is good because Elohim’s law is a delight. Oy vey! This is typical of the confusion caused by not understanding Paul’s writings, in light of the culture Paul lived in. The problem of it being given to us in Greek compounds the misunderstanding even more. First the problem with the Greek language as Paul wrote it. He was probably literate in Greek but I think he would have fore seen the problem of not being able to differentiate between The Torah (law) and the ‘oral torah’ (Jewish law). Paul’s writings, in Greek, have predominantly one word for the term ‘law’ (nomos). Now enters the cultural aspect; there were two very different laws present. The Torah is the law of YHVH. Also called ‘law’ was the Jewish Law of the Pharisee’s. This ‘law’ was the traditions, customs and rulings that were considered ‘lawful’ and thus binding on all Jews. They call it the oral law and claim it was given to Moses on Mount Sinai and handed down unbroken and that they had the authority to add to, or change what they saw fit! (Which is contrary to a direct Torah command) Further some believed that salvation was possible by keeping these laws. These people, who believed this, caused a lot of controversy among those of ‘The Way’ when they became converts and tried to bring their Pharisaical baggage with them! 225

I think that is, in part, because the Tanak says a righteous man will walk in Torah and do it and it is the righteous man that can approach YHVH’s presence. The Pharisee’s considered themselves righteous and rightful interpreters of Torah. Their rulings were part of an ongoing ‘oral Torah’, that was in fact, called by them, Torah. (Later they elevated their rulings to have more weight than the written Torah or even words directly from YHVH! (Another corruption of a verse, this time of Deuteronomy 30:12). Avi ben Mordichai’s book on Galatians and Nehemia Gordon’s book on The Hebrew Yeshua vs. The Greek Jesus are both excellent books that explains the reasons for the attacks of Yahshua on the Pharisees. If you will read the Psalms (especially 119) you will see over and over the Torah of YHVH is a delight, it is His Word which is The Truth, it is a light for our walk that we may not stumble, it is eternal (FOREVER) and that YHVH does not, cannot change His Truth. Paul could not possibly be talking negatively about Torah, but I have no problem seeing it that way about the ‘Jewish Law”. Now compare this to Yahshua’s admonition of the Pharisees in Mark 7: Mark 7:1-13 Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. 2. And saw some of His disciples eating food with hands that were "unclean," that is, unwashed. 3. (The Pharisees and all the (observant) Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders. 4. When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles.) 5. So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Yahshua, "Why don't your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with `unclean' hands?" 6. He replied, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: "`These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. 7. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.' 226

8. You have let go of the commands of Elohim and are holding on to the traditions of men." 9. And he said to them: "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of Elohim in order to observe your own traditions! 10. For Moses said, `Honor your father and your mother,' and, `Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.' 11. But you say that if a man says to his father or mother: `Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is Corban' (that is, a gift devoted to Elohim), 12. Then you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother. 13. Thus you nullify the Word of Elohim by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that." This is a very scathing rebuke! Understand these traditions are what they called the ‘oral torah’ saying that it was handed down from Moses on Mount Sinai and was intact without any corruption!!!! When one understands that these traditions and rulings were called ‘oral Torah’ and thus considered by the Pharisee’s as having the same weight as the written Torah one can start to understand the cultural implications of men coming out of rabbinical Judaism still clinging to these laws of the Pharisees, trying to bring this baggage with them into ‘The Way’. Problems with these types (read Galatians 2:4, Acts 15; 1,5,10,21, & 24 on the next page) is where the negative things Paul had to say about the ‘law’ came from, while the positive things about the law refer to Torah! With this understanding let’s re-read the original verses quoted earlier inserting ‘Jewish law’ and Torah where it is appropriate: A man is justified by works (of Torah) and not by faith only, but by the deeds of the (Jewish) law no flesh shall be justified, but the doers of the law (Torah) are justified, yet a man is not justified by the works of the (Jewish)law however those who are of the (Jewish) law are under a curse but we are cursed if we don’t keep the law (Torah) either, so we don’t understand why we do not do what is good because Elohim’s law (Torah) is a delight. Makes sense this way, doesn’t it? The verses about not being able to do what I want to do:

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Romans 7:15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law (Torah)is good. 24 What a wretched man I am! This probably has to do with the Jewish belief of Yetzer haHara and Yetzer haTov; the evil inclination and the good inclination, respectively. From my understanding of this we are all born with both inclinations and have to overcome the bad by choosing the good. YHVH asks us many times in Torah to choose life and blessings by obeying and that it is within our reach. Deuteronomy 30:11-14 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, "Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, "Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Below are a few verses in the New Testament showing the problems with Pharisaical law. The Pharisees believed they were justified before YHVH by the keeping of their traditions and that was the only way to achieve salvation! -- King James Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Messiah Yahshua, that they might bring us into bondage. (Their traditions!) -- New International Galatians 2:4 [This matter arose] because some false brothers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Messiah Yahshua and to make us slaves. The commentary in my KJV study bible on Galatians 2:4 has a ‘Key-note’ that says “Paul is warning the church in Galatia that there were those endeavoring to bring the Christians under the law of Moses”. (my 228

emphasis) This is a classic example of “lies inherited from our fathers”! The Pharisees did not keep the law of Moses (Torah), they kept their oral law! True the Pharisees said their traditions were based on written Torah but they had added to it so much as to bring it to naught! Acts 15:1 Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothers: "Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses *, you cannot be saved." 5 Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, "The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to obey the law of Moses." * 10 Now then, why do you try to test Elohim by putting on the necks of the disciples a yoke that neither we nor our fathers have been able to bear? 20 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood. 21 For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath." 24 Forasmuch as we have heard that certain men who went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls; to whom we gave no commandment; * The Torah does indeed say to become a part of Yisrael all male members of a family should be circumcised. The problem with the Pharisees was their tradition lacked the heart felt motive necessary to serve YHVH. If you were already circumcised, but not by them, you had to undergo a recircumcision according to their tradition! This fact is easily verified in the Talmud. John 5:46-47 46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about Me. 47 But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe My words? Also review Matthew 15:1-10 and Mark 7:1-13 above. When we lean on man’s concepts instead of Torah precepts we veer to the right or left and soon end up wandering from YHVH’s will for us.

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For a more comprehensive study of first century Judaism and how it affected Paul’s writing I highly recommend Avi ben Mordechai’s book on Galatians available from Millennium7000.com. The Berean 8/9/08

What Path are you on?
Matthew 7:13-27 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 For narrow is the gate, and straight is the way, that leads unto life, and few are they that find it. Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it? Could your heart believe you are on the right path when in reality you may not be? Jews, Christians and Muslims all believe they are! They are ‘the 230

many’; even if you consider any one of these three groups, each group has many sub groups within them that think only they have the right way. Please don’t think I claim the path I’m on is the only right way. I ‘work out my salvation every day with fear and trembling’. What I aim for here is to make others aware that there is a lot of deception in doctrines of men that does not line up with Scripture. That said, I believe we all need to ‘work out our salvation every day with fear and trembling’! I pray in these times of refreshing, as our blindness in part is lifted, that people who love YHVH will see where their walk has led them and be able to correct their course. May you have joy in your journey! 15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are vicious wolves. Jeremiah 16:19 O YHVH, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles (goyim in Hebrew which means strangers to YHVH, or nations who do not ‘know’ Elohim) shall come unto You from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. 16 By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but the corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.. Psalms 1:1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But his delight is in the Torah of the YHVH, and on His Torah he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Which bears asking the question, what is good fruit? 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you shall know them.

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21 "Not everyone who says to me, `Master, Master,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. The will of the father is to obey Him, with a right heart, producing the fruit He desires from us. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, `Master, Master, did we not prophesy in Your Name, and in Your Name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Another question that begs to be answered: What name do we call on and does it matter? “Oh but He knows my heart” doesn’t cut it according to these verses, He wants obedience in doing what He says! The chapter on The Name Above All Names may have some surprises for you. 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work lawlessness. (Torah-lessness) 24 Every one therefore that hears these words of Mine, and does them, shall be likened unto a wise man, who built his house upon the rock: 1 Corinthians 10:3-4 They all ate the same spiritual food 4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Messiah. Matthew 7:25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. Is the house you are building based on the Rock of Scripture or the sand of doctrines of men (lies, vanity and things wherein there is no profit)? Matthew 5:17 Think not that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets: I came not to destroy, but to perfect it.

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Matthew 5:18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Torah until everything is accomplished. All prophecies have not been fulfilled and the last time I looked the heavens and the earth where still here! Luke 16:17 It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Torah. The spirit of Eliyahu is here; it is the time of Restoration of all things. Hopefully you will have ears to hear and eyes to see. Now we will take an in depth look at what Scripture has to say about ‘the way’ or path we should walk.

“The Way” or The Path of Righteousness
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This was before Paul being knocked to the ground and temporarily blinded so he could ‘see’ the Truth. Then he too followed The Way. Acts 24:14 However, I admit that I worship the Elohim of our fathers as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect, believing all things which are according to the Torah, and which are written in the prophets; “believing all things which are according to the Torah” Think about this in light of Paul’s writings about “you are not under the Law”. What law? Do you know how many ‘laws’ the Jews had? Read 2 Peter 3:16! How well do you know “The Scriptures”; remembering there was no New Testament writings at the time that was written! YHVH’s Torah is Truth, Light, Eternal, and THE WAY! The Way we are to walk is the path of righteousness often referred to in the Psalms, but before we go there let’s finish up on ‘The Way’ in Acts: Acts 9:2 And asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. Acts 16:17 This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High Elohim, who are telling you the Way to be saved." Acts 19:8 Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of Elohim. 9 But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. Acts 19:23 And about that time there arose no small stir concerning the Way. Acts 18:24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 This man had been instructed in The Way of the Master; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Yahshua, knowing only the baptism of John: 234

26 and he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the Way of Elohim more adequately. Acts 22:4 I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison, Acts 24:14 However, I admit that I worship the Elohim of our fathers as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect, believing all things which are according to the Torah, and which are written in the prophets; Acts 24:22 Then Felix, who was well acquainted with The Way, adjourned the proceedings. When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will determine your matter. You should have a clear understanding, by now, that the early church was called The Way. The Way of YHVH is the Path to Life and the righteous man shall live in it; it is often spoke of in the Psalms. The Way of YHVH is pure when we live by it; it brings joy. We need to ask YHVH to show, direct, guide and teach us His Torah (instructions) and His covenant. If we have a right heart we find His Way is Holy (“Be you Holy as I am Holy”). In the latter days He will cause (empower) us to ‘know’ Him and no longer will neighbor teach neighbor because from the least to the greatest all will ‘know’ Him. (Jeremiah 31:34) Now let’s go to the Psalms to see how the early church was inspired to call themselves The Way: Psalms 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in The Way, who walk in the Torah of the YHVH. Psalms 119:9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your Word. Psalms 16:11 You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.

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Psalms 119:14 I have rejoiced in The Way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches. Psalms 5:8 Lead me, O YHVH, in Your righteousness because of my enemies-- make straight Your Way before me. Psalms 27:11 Teach me Your Way, O YHVH; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Psalms 86:11 Teach me Your Way, O YHVH, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may revere Your Name. Psalms 119:26 I declared my ways, and You answer me: Teach me Your statutes. 27 Make me to understand The Way of Your precepts: So shall I meditate on Your wondrous works. Psalms 25:9 He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His Way. 10 All the paths of YHVH are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. Psalms 25:4 Show me Your Ways, O YHVH, teach me Your paths; 5 guide me in Your Truth and teach me, for You are Elohim my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. Psalms 119:35 Direct me in the path of Your commands, for there I find delight. Psalms 119:37 Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity, And quicken me in Your Way. Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in The Way which you shall go: I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You; In whose heart are the high-ways to Zion. Psalms 77:13 Your way, O Elohim, is Holy. What elohim is so great as our Elohim?

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Psalms 143:8 Cause me to hear Your loving kindness in the morning; For in You do I trust: Cause me to know The Way wherein I should walk; For I lift up my soul unto You. Psalms 50:23 He who sacrifices thank offerings honors Me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of Elohim." Psalms 67:1 May Elohim be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us, Selah 2 That Your Way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. Psalms 119:105 Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a Light for my path. Psalms 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in The Way, who walk in the Torah of the YHVH. 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in His Ways. 5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying Your decrees! 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your Word. Psalms 67:1 May Elohim be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us, Selah 2 That Your Way may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. Not all ‘Ways’ that man walk are His Way: Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Psalms 1:1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. Psalms 107:40 He pours out scorn upon nobles, and causes them to wander in a pathless waste Psalms 119:29 Remove from me the way of falsehood; And grant me Your Torah graciously. 31 I hold fast to Your statutes, O YHVH; do not let me be put to shame.

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And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

Circumcision
Avraham believed YHVH was who He said He was and would do the things He promised. Obedience proves our faith; that it is not just a ‘state of mind’. So why did Paul say that circumcision didn’t matter? Again you need to understand the Pharisees position on circumcision. They felt that without doing it, according to their methods, one could not receive salvation! Their version of “the custom of Moses” was their own ‘Oral Torah’ which is continually modified by the rulings of the Rabbi’s.

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Acts 15:1 Some men came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the brothers: "Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved." Wanting to do the commands of YHVH’s Torah must come from love for him or you will end up doing dead works. If I had not been circumcised shortly after birth, I most certainly would have by now in as much as where my walk is today; and it would be from my heart. Would someone who truly had a love for YHVH and did the commands of Torah to show YHVH they wanted to please Him, be called a son of hell? Because that is exactly what Yahshua called them for their distorted practices they claimed was from Moses! Matthew 23:15 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are. If you read Matthew 23:2-3 in most versions Yahshua sounds as if he is contradicting himself, especially in light of the rest of the chapter. This is because they were translated from Greek rather than Hebrew; the original language of that gospel narrative. The difference between ‘he says’ and ‘they say’ in Hebrew is one letter, a ‘yod’, which is the tiniest letter in Hebrew! In the Hebrew version it doesn’t make Yahshua look like he is contradicting himself and has symmetry with the rest of the chapter. I recommend Nehemia Gordon’s book “The Hebrew Yeshua vs. The Greek Jesus for an in depth look at this subject as well as a very informative tale of why he left Orthodox Judaism. Below is the Hebrew version of Matthew 23:1-3. Matthew 23:1-3 Then Yahshua said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2. "The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. 3. So you must obey him and do everything he tells you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. We know from Luke 4:16 and Acts 15:21 that the Scriptures were still read aloud on the Sabbath.

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“for they do not practice what they preach.” From this I get that they were not bold enough yet, to declare their traditions superceded written Torah. However that time was not far off. Matthew 15:1-9 and Mark 1:1-13 verify that there was something very wrong with what the Pharisee’s taught. I am going to go over the entire chapter of Matthew 23 to further show you how far off the Pharisee’s were, in Yahshua’s own words. He references them over sixty times in this short discourse, labeling them hypocrites and calling them blind. Do you remember the section in ‘The Re-gathering’ about ‘blindness’? It makes me wonder if their blindness was from their own stubbornness or from above? Re: “Blinded for a season for a reason”. Regardless where it is from; be it Rabbi’s, Priests, Pastors or Teachers, if they are blind both they and their followers will ‘fall in a ditch’ and not be on the road they need to be on! The Word of Truth speaks for itself, let the Ruach Kodesh be your guide. Matthew 23:1-39 Then Yahshua said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2. "The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. 3. So you must obey him and do everything he tells you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4. They tie up heavy loads and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. 5. "Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6. They love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7. They love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them `Rabbi.' 8. "But you are not to be called `Rabbi,' for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. How many Messianic leaders today ignore this command of Yahshua’s? The Hebrew root word for Rabbi is rav or rab meaning great or abundant, adding the ‘bi’ makes it great one or abundant one. So these ‘great ones’ had followers; students who usually called them their rabbi and who taught them his insights into Scripture. This is how rabbi became synonymous with teacher. If you check the Greek words for Rabbi and master (sometimes 241

rendered teacher) in verse eight, father in verse nine and teacher (sometimes rendered as master or leader) in verse ten you will find each is a different word which should bring you to the conclusion that in the original Hebrew there were four distinctly different words used. 9. And do not call anyone on earth `father,' for you have one Father, and He is in heaven. 10. Nor are you to be called `teacher,' for you have one Teacher, the Moshiach. 11. The greatest among you will be your servant. 12. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. 13. "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. Although they thought themselves pious and righteous because of the way they walked (conducted themselves) their path was not the right way. 15. "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are. 16. "Woe to you, blind guides! You say, `If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.' 17. You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? 18. You also say, `If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.' 19. You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20. Therefore, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21. And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the One who dwells in it. 22. And he who swears by heaven swears by Elohim's throne and by the One who sits on it. 23. "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected

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the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel. 25. "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. 27. "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean. 28. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness. 29. "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30. And you say, `If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' 31. So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32. Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your forefathers! 33. "You serpents! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 34. Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. 35. And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36. I tell you the truth, all this will come upon this generation. 37. "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. 38. Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, `Blessed is He who comes in the name of YHVH.' " (Baruch haba baShem YHVH). Circumcision is one of the signs of YHVH’s covenant. You don’t do it because some says you must, to be saved. You do it because you love Him! Because He says it is a Sign of His Covenant!

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Matthew 11:15. He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

HEART
So many say they have a HEART for YHVH and truly think they do. But their actions do not bear witness to their words. The purpose of this chapter is to be aware of what Scripture says the HEART can be and to have you commune with your HEART, meditate on His Truth and judge your own actions and their motives. Do you do it because you truly love Him?

Is Corrupt/deceives
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Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, "I have kept my HEART pure; I am clean and without sin"? Genesis 6:5 YHVH saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his HEART was only evil all the time. Psalms 12:2 They speak falsehood every one with his neighbor: With flattering lip, and with a double HEART, do they speak. Deuteronomy 29:19 and it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his HEART, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the stubbornness of my HEART, to add drunkenness to thirst. Deuteronomy 11:16 Take heed to yourselves, lest your HEART be deceived, and you turn aside, and serve other elohim, and worship them; Deuteronomy 8:14 then your HEART will become proud and you will forget YHVH your Elohim, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. Leviticus 19:17 "`Do not hate your brother in your HEART. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt. 18 "`Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am YHVH. Deuteronomy 4:9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your HEART as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. (If you’re teaching them, they’re on your mind being talked about and not as likely ‘to slip from your HEART’. Matthew 15:17 "Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? 18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the HEART, and these make a man ‘unclean’. Genesis 6:6 YHVH was grieved that He had made man on the earth, and His HEART was filled with pain. 245

YHVH CAN INFLUENCE Your Heart For good or bad!
For Good Psalms 33:11 But the plans of YHVH stand firm forever, the purposes of His HEART through all generations. (He does not change! Malachi 3:6) Psalms 33:14 From the place of His habitation He looks forth Upon all the inhabitants of the earth, 15 He who forms the HEARTS of all, who considers everything they do. Psalms 27:14 Wait upon YHVH: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your HEART: I say, wait upon YHVH. (This is not patiently waiting, as we will see shortly, but rather waiting upon as a servant or waiter at a restaurant). Exodus 35:34 And He has put in his HEART that he may teach, both he, and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 1 Samuel 10:7 Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for Elohim is with you. 9 And it was so, that, when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, Elohim gave him another HEART: and all those signs came to pass that day. For Bad Deuteronomy 28:65 And among these nations shall you find no ease, and there shall be no rest for the sole of your foot: but YHVH will give you there a trembling HEART, and failing of eyes, and pining of soul; Deuteronomy 2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon refused to let us pass through. For YHVH your Elohim had made his spirit stubborn and his HEART obstinate in order to give him into your hands, as He has now done.

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Exodus 10:1 Then YHVH said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his HEART and the HEARTS of his officials so that I may perform these miraculous signs of Mine among them 2 that you may tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed My signs among them, and that you may know that I am YHVH." Deuteronomy 15:7 If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that YHVH your Elohim is giving you, do not be hardHEARTed or tightfisted toward your poor brother. 9 Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: "The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near," so that you do not show ill will toward your needy brother and give him nothing. He may then appeal to YHVH against you, and you will be found guilty of sin. Deuteronomy 29:4 Yet YHVH has not given you a HEART to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

Can we overcome? Yes by Obeying with ALL Your HEART!
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Deuteronomy 26:16 YHVH your Elohim commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your HEART and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, O Israel, what does YHVH your Elohim ask of you but to fear YHVH your Elohim, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve YHVH your Elohim with all your HEART and with all your soul, Numbers 15:39 and it shall be unto you for a tzitzit, that you may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of YHVH, and do them; and that you follow not after your own HEART and your own eyes, after which you use to play the harlot; 40 that you may remember and do all My commandments, and be Holy unto your Elohim. Deuteronomy 30:10 If you shall hearken unto the voice of YHVH your Elohim, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the Torah, and if you turn unto YHVH your Elohim with all your HEART, and with all your soul. 11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 14 No, the Word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your HEART so you may obey it.

Commune with your HEART
Psalms 4:3 But know that YHVH has set apart him that is pious for Himself: YHVH will hear when I call unto Him. 4 Stand in awe, and sin not: Commune with your own HEART upon your bed, and be still. Selah Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean HEART, O Elohim; And renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from Your presence; And take not Your Holy Spirit from me.

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12 Restore unto me the joy of Your salvation; And uphold me with a willing Spirit. 13 Then will I teach transgressors Your ways; And sinners shall be converted unto You. Psalms 19:8 The precepts of YHVH are right, giving joy to the HEART. The commands of YHVH are radiant, giving light to the eyes. 14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my HEART be pleasing in your sight, O YHVH, my Rock and my Redeemer. Please know that obedience from love shows a right HEART. Psalms 119:11 I have hidden your word in my HEART that I might not sin against you. Psalms 19:8 The precepts of YHVH are upright, giving joy to the HEART. The commands of YHVH are radiant, giving light to the eyes Psalms 40:10 I do not hide your righteousness in my HEART; I speak of your faithfulness and salvation. I do not conceal Your Love and Your Truth from the great assembly. Psalms 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment. 31 The Torah of his Elohim is in his HEART; his feet do not slip. Psalms 19:8 The precepts of YHVH are right, giving joy to the HEART. The commands of YHVH are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Psalms 15:1 YHVH, who may dwell in Your sanctuary? Who may live on Your Holy Hill? 2 He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the Truth from his HEART Psalms 19:8 The precepts of YHVH are straight, giving joy to the HEART. The commands of YHVH are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean HEART, O Elohim; And renew a right spirit within me.

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13 Then will I teach transgressors Your ways; And sinners shall be converted unto You. Psalms 24:3 Who may ascend the hill of YHVH? Who may stand in His Holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure HEART, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. Psalms 19:8 The precepts of YHVH are righteous, giving joy to the HEART. The commands of YHVH are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Psalms 27:8 When You said, Seek My face; my HEART said unto You, Your face, YHVH, will I seek. Psalms 27:14 Wait upon YHVH: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your HEART: I say, wait upon YHVH. This is one of my favorite verses so I’d like to relate why. The Hebrew word qavah (pronounced kaw-vah) is translated wait upon. Qavah means to bind together, perhaps by twisting. In my early walk, I would have one of my Sunday school students braid another’s hair explaining to them to imagine that one of the three parts was them, another was Yahshua (The Word incarnate) and the third the Ruach Kodesh (The Spirit to guide us and empower us to do what the Word tells us). When it was finished I asked them which was which. This, I’d explain, this is was how we are to be bound together with YHVH, as His servant, to be as close as we can to know His will. We are to hide His Word in our HEARTS so we do not sin against Him, because when we sin, it is against Him and Him alone. I think when we truly have a HEART for Him this is how close we will want to be. Psalms 37:9 For evil-doers shall be cut off; But those that ‘wait upon’ YHVH, they shall inherit the land. (another qavah) Psalms 123:2 As the eyes of servant look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to YHVH our Elohim, till He favors us. Psalms 26:1 Judge me, O YHVH, for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted also in YHVH without wavering. 2 Test me, O YHVH, and try me, examine my HEART and my mind; 250

3 for Your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in Your Truth. 4 I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites; 5 I hate the assembly of evil-doers, And will not sit with the wicked. 6 I wash my hands in innocence, and go about Your altar, O YHVH, 7 proclaiming aloud with the voice of thanksgiving, and telling of all Your wonderful deeds. 8 O YHVH, I love the habitation of Your house, And the place where Your glory dwells. 9 Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with bloodthirsty men, 10 in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes. 11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity: Redeem me, and be merciful unto me. 12 My feet stand on level ground; in the great assembly I will praise YHVH. OK, lets get back to the HEART, in the next verses we will see YHVH wants a willing HEART and all of it. Exodus 25:2 "Tell the Israelites to bring Me an offering. You are to receive the offering for Me from each man whose HEART prompts him to give. Exodus 35:5 Take from among you an offering unto YHVH: whosoever is of a willing HEART, let him bring it, an offering of YHVH; gold, and silver, and brass Deuteronomy 30:10 If you shall hearken unto the voice of YHVH your Elohim, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the Torah, and if you turn unto YHVH your Elohim with all your HEART, and with all your soul. 11 What I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 14 No, the Word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your HEART so you may obey it. 1 Samuel 12:19 The people all said to Samuel, "Pray to YHVH your Elohim for your servants so that we will not die, for we have added to all our other sins the evil of asking for a king." 20 "Do not be afraid," Samuel replied. "You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from YHVH, but serve YHVH with all your HEART. 251

21 and turn not aside; for then would you go after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver, for they are vain. 22 For YHVH will not forsake His people for His great Name's sake: because it has pleased YHVH to make you His people. 23 As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against YHVH by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right. 24 But be sure to revere YHVH and serve Him faithfully with all your HEART; consider what great things He has done for you.

He Tests Us to Know Our HEART
Deuteronomy 8:2 Remember how YHVH your Elohim led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your HEART, whether or not you would keep His commands. Deuteronomy 8:5 Know then in your HEART that as a man disciplines his son, so YHVH your Elohim disciplines you. Deuteronomy 13:1 If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, 2 and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, "Let us follow other elohim" (elohim you have not known) "and let us worship them," 3 you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. YHVH your Elohim is testing you to find out whether you love Him with all your HEART and with all your soul. Psalms 26:2 Test me, O YHVH, and try me, examine my HEART and my mind; 1 Samuel 16:7 But YHVH said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. YHVH does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but YHVH looks at the HEART." Psalms 44:20 If we had forgotten the name of our Elohim or spread out our hands to a foreign elohim, 21 Will not Elohim search this out? For He knows the secrets of the HEART. 252

YHVH will look at our HEARTS, examines them because He wants us to have willing HEARTS (to choose Him, as He chose us) and He wants all of our HEART. And there is a reason for this! It is a prerequisite, along with confession, humbleness and repentance, for the re-gathering! Then He will circumcise our HEARTS and give us His spirit to empower us to walk in His Torah. Sin blinds us and causes our HEARTS to stray from Him. Psalms 40:12 For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my HEART fails within me. Leviticus 26:40 And they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespass which they trespassed against Me, and also that, because they walked contrary unto Me, 41 I also walked contrary unto them, and brought them into the land of their enemies: if then their uncircumcised HEART be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity; 42 Then will I remember My covenant with Jacob; and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Avraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. Deuteronomy 30:1 When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come upon you and you take them to HEART wherever YHVH your Elohim disperses you among the nations, 2 and when you and your children return to YHVH your Elohim and obey Him with all your HEART and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, 3 then YHVH your Elohim will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where He scattered you. 4 Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there YHVH your Elohim will gather you and bring you back. 5 He will bring you to the land that belonged to your fathers, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers. 6 YHVH your Elohim will circumcise your HEARTS and the HEARTS of your descendants, so that you may love Him with all your HEART and with all your soul, and live. 253

Joshua 24:23 "Now then," said Joshua, "throw away the strange elohim that are among you and yield your HEARTS to YHVH, the Elohim of Israel." 1 Samuel 7:3 And Samuel said to the whole house of Israel, "If you are returning to YHVH with all your HEARTS, then rid yourselves of the foreign elohim and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to YHVH and serve Him only, and He will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines." Jeremiah 32:37-41 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, where I have driven them in My anger, and in My fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:. 38. And they shall be My people, and I will be their Elohim: 39. And I will give them one HEART, and one way, that they may revere Me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: 40. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put My fear in their HEARTS, that they shall not depart from Me. 41. Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with My whole HEART and with My whole Soul. Ezekiel 36:24-37 24. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. 25. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. 26. A NEW HEART also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony HEART out of your flesh, and I will give you a HEART of flesh. 27. And I will put My spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments, and do them. 28. And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be My people, and I will be your Elohim. Psalm 19:7-14 The Torah of YHVH is perfect, bringing back the soul; The witness of YHVH is trustworthy, making wise the simple; 254

8 The orders of YHVH are straight, rejoicing the HEART; The command of YHVH is clear, enlightening the eyes; 9 The fear of YHVH is clean, standing forever; The right-rulings of YHVH are true, They are righteous altogether, 10 More desirable than gold, Than much fine gold; And sweeter than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Also, Your servant is warned by them, In guarding them there is great reward. 12 Who discerns mistakes? Declare me innocent from those that are secret, 13 Also keep Your servant back from presumptuous ones, Do not let them rule over me. Then shall I be perfect, and innocent of great transgression. 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my HEART Be pleasing before You, O YHVH, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 51:10-13 10 Create in me a clean HEART, O Elohim, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Set-apart Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your deliverance, And uphold me, Noble Spirit! 13 Let me teach transgressors Your ways, So that sinners turn back to You. Psalm 20:1-4 YHVH does answer you in the day of distress! The Name of the Elohim of Yacov does set you on high! 2 He does send you help from the set-apart place, And does uphold you from Tsiyon! 3 He does remember all your offerings, And does accept your burnt offering! Selah. 4 He does give you according to your HEART, And fills all your plans! 255

Psalm 22:27 27 Let all the ends of the earth Remember and turn to YHVH, And all clans of the nations Bow themselves before You. Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, O Israel, what does YHVH your Elohim ask of you but to fear YHVH your Elohim, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve YHVH your Elohim with all your HEART and with all your soul Matthew 11:15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For Elohim shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Elohim, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

HOLY or SET-APART
Leviticus 11:44 I am YHVH your Elohim; consecrate yourselves and be Holy (set-apart), because I am Holy (set-apart). Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves about on the ground. 45. I am YHVH who brought you up out of Egypt to be your Elohim; therefore be Holy (set-apart), because I am Holy (set-apart).

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Qadowsh is the Hebrew word translated as set-apart or holy, it means sacred, and the definition of sacred is dedicated or set-apart. YHVH is Qadowsh and wants us to be also. We are not of the world, we are a special treasure and a nation of priests to Him. Certain things of the world are not for us. We are not to approach Him when we are in an unholy state! Exodus 3:5 "Do not come any closer," Elohim said. "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is HOLY ground." Exodus 15:13 "In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In Your strength You will guide them to Your HOLY dwelling. Exodus 12:16 And in the first day there shall be to you a HOLY convocation, and in the seventh day a HOLY convocation; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done by you. Exodus 19:5 Now if you obey Me fully and keep My covenant, then out of all nations you will be My treasured possession. Although the whole earth is Mine, 6 you will be for Me a kingdom of priests and a HOLY nation.' These are the words you are to speak to the Yisraelites." Exodus 20:8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it HOLY. Exodus 22:31 "You are to be My HOLY people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs. Exodus 26:33 Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the Testimony behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the HOLY Place from the Most HOLY Place. Exodus 28:2 And you shall make HOLY garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. 4 And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a coat of woven tunic, a turban, and a sash: and they shall make HOLY garments for Aaron your brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.

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35 Aaron must wear it when he ministers. The sound of the bells will be heard when he enters the HOLY Place before YHVH and when he comes out, so that he will not die. Exodus 29:21 And you shall take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be HOLY, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him. 33 And they shall eat those things wherewith atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are HOLY. 37 Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar, and sanctify it: and the altar shall be most HOLY; whatsoever touches the altar shall be HOLY. Exodus 30:10 And Aaron shall make atonement upon the horns of it once in the year; with the blood of the sin-offering of atonement once in the year shall he make atonement for it throughout your generations: it is most HOLY unto YHVH. 25 And you shall make it a HOLY anointing oil, a perfume compounded after the art of the perfumer: it shall be a HOLY anointing oil. 29 And you shall sanctify them, that they may be most HOLY: whatsoever touches them shall be HOLY. 31 Say to the Yisraelites, `This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come. 32 Upon the flesh of man shall it not be poured, neither shall you make any like it, according to the composition thereof: it is HOLY, and it shall be HOLY unto you. 35 and you shall make of it incense, a perfume after the art of the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure and HOLY: 36 and you shall beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with you: it shall be unto you most HOLY. 37 And the incense which you shall make, according to the composition thereof you shall not make for yourselves: it shall be unto you HOLY for YHVH. By now you should realize ‘HOLY” means dedicated or set-apart to YHVH and these things are not to be profaned or considered common. Besides ‘things’ certain time(s) are to be HOLY. 258

Exodus 31:14 You shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is HOLY unto you: every one that profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whosoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Exodus 35:2 Six days shall work be done; but on the seventh day there shall be to you a HOLY day, a Sabbath of solemn rest to YHVH: whosoever does any work therein shall be put to death. Exodus 39:30 And they made the plate of the HOLY crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like the engravings of a signet, HOLY TO YHVH. Exodus 40:9 And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shall hallow it, and all the furniture thereof: and it shall be HOLY. 10 And you shall anoint the altar of burnt-offering, and all its vessels, and sanctify the altar: and the altar shall be most HOLY. Leviticus 2:3 and that which is left of the meal-offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most HOLY of the offerings of YHVH made by fire. Leviticus 5:15 If any one commit a trespass, and sin unwittingly, in the HOLY things of YHVH; then he shall bring his trespass-offering unto YHVH, a ram without blemish out of the flock, according to your estimation in silver by shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass-offering: 16 and he shall make restitution for that which he has done amiss in the HOLY thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest; and the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespassoffering, and he shall be forgiven. Leviticus 6:16 And that which is left thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: it shall be eaten without leaven in a HOLY place; in the court of the tent of meeting they shall eat it. 17 It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it as their portion of My offerings made by fire; it is most HOLY, as the sin-offering, and as the trespass-offering. 18 Every male among the children of Aaron shall eat of it, as his portion for ever throughout your generations, from the offerings of YHVH made by fire: whosoever touches them shall be HOLY. 259

25 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sinoffering: in the place where the burnt-offering is killed shall the sin-offering be killed before YHVH: it is most HOLY. 27 Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be HOLY; and when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, you shall wash that whereon it was sprinkled in a HOLY place. 29 Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it is most HOLY. LIT Leviticus 10:3 |0559| And said |4872| Moses |0413| to |0175| Aaron, |1931| It {is} |0834| what |1696| has spoken |3068| Yahweh, |7130| by those approaching Me | 6942| I will be treated HOLY |6440| and in the presence of |3605| all |5971| the people |3513| I will be honored, |1826| and was silent |0175| Aaron. Leviticus 10:10 and that you may make a distinction between the HOLY and the common, and between the unclean and the clean; 16 When Moses inquired about the goat of the sin offering and found that it had been burned up, he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's remaining sons, and asked, 17 "Why didn't you eat the sin offering in the sanctuary area? It is most HOLY; it was given to you to take away the guilt of the community by making atonement for them before YHVH. 18 Since its blood was not taken into the HOLY Place, you should have eaten the goat in the sanctuary area, as I commanded." Leviticus 11:44 I am YHVH your Elohim; consecrate yourselves and be HOLY, because I am HOLY. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves about on the ground. Leviticus 11:44 For I am YHVH your Elohim: sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye HOLY; for I am HOLY: neither shall you defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that moves upon the earth. Leviticus 11:45 I am YHVH who brought you up out of Egypt to be your Elohim; therefore be HOLY, because I am HOLY.

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Leviticus 19:2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Yisrael, and say unto them, You shall be HOLY; for I YHVH your Elohim am HOLY. 23 And when you shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then you shall count the fruit thereof as their uncircumcision: three years shall they be as uncircumcised unto you; it shall not be eaten. 24 But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be HOLY, for giving praise unto YHVH. Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be HOLY; for I am YHVH your Elohim. 8 And you shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am YHVH who sanctifies you. 26 And you shall be HOLY unto Me: for I, YHVH, am HOLY, and have set you apart from the peoples, that you should be Mine. Leviticus 21:6 They shall be HOLY unto their Elohim, and not profane the Name of their Elohim; for the offerings of YHVH made by fire, the bread of their Elohim, they do offer: therefore they shall be HOLY. 7 "`They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands, because priests are HOLY to their Elohim. 8 Regard them as HOLY, because they offer up the food of your Elohim. Consider them HOLY, because I YHVH am HOLY--I who make you HOLY. Leviticus 22:2 "Tell Aaron and his sons to treat with respect the sacred offerings the Yisraelites consecrate to Me, so they will not profane My HOLY Name. I am YHVH. 3 Say unto them, Whosoever he be of all your seed throughout your generations, that approaches unto the HOLY things, which the children of Yisrael hallow unto YHVH, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from before Me: I am YHVH. 6 the soul that touches any such shall be unclean until the even, and shall not eat of the HOLY things, unless he bathe his flesh in water. 7 And when the sun is down, he shall be clean; and afterward he shall eat of the HOLY things, because it is his bread. 10 There shall no stranger eat of the HOLY thing: a sojourner of the priest's, or a hired servant, shall not eat of the HOLY thing.

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Ezekiel 36:17 Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their way is before Me as the uncleanness of a removed woman. Deuteronomy 26:19 He has declared that He will set you in praise, fame and honor high above all the nations He has made and that you will be a people HOLY to YHVH your Elohim, as He promised. Deuteronomy 28:9 YHVH will establish you as His HOLY people, as He promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of YHVH your Elohim and walk in His ways. I don’t know about you, but I want to be a special treasured possession of Elohim YHVH, the Elohim of Avraham, Isaac and Yisrael! His Word is Truth, a Light for my path, it is eternal and I want it written upon my heart and in my mind that I may be Holy as He is Holy. The Berean 9/23/2008

Not by Our Might but by His Spirit
Micah 7:7-9 Therefore I will look unto YHVH; I will wait for the Elohim of my salvation: my Elohim will hear me.

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Therefore the Torah has become helpless, and justice does not go forth; for the wicked does surround the righteous; therefore justice goes forth perverted. 5. Behold you among the nations, and look, and wonder marvelously; for I am working a work in your days, which you will not believe though it be told you. 6. For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, that march through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling-places that are not theirs. 7. They are terrible and dreadful; their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves. 8. Their horses also are swifter than leopards, and are fiercer than the evening wolves; and their horsemen press proudly on: yes, their horsemen come from far; they fly as an eagle that hastens to devour. 9. They come all of them for violence; the set of their faces is forwards; and they gather captives as the sand. 10. Yea, he scoffs at kings, and princes are a derision unto him; he derides every stronghold; for he heaps up dust, and takes it. 11. Then shall he sweep by as a wind, and shall pass over, and be guilty, even he whose might is his Elohim. 12. Are not You from everlasting, O YHVH my Elohim, my Holy One? We shall not die. O YHVH, You have ordained him for judgment; and You, O Rock, have established him for correction. Joel chapter two has a parallel prophecy that goes a bit further with a promise of an awesome ending. Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and strong; there has not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. 3 Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste-- nothing escapes them. 4 They have the appearance of horses; they gallop along like cavalry. 5 With a noise like that of chariots they leap over the mountaintops, like a crackling fire consuming stubble, as a mighty army set in battle array. 6 At the sight of them, nations are in anguish; every face turns pale. 7 They run like mighty men; they climb the wall like men of war; and they march every one on his ways, and they break not their ranks. 266

8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. 9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. 10 Before them the earth shakes, the sky trembles, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine. Joel 2:11 YHVH thunders at the head of his army; His forces are beyond number, and mighty are those who obey His commands. The day of YHVH is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it? 12 `Even now,` declares the LORD, `return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning. 13 Tear your heart and not your garments. Return to YHVH your Elohim, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and He relents from punishing evil. 14 Who knows? He may turn and have pity and leave behind a blessing-grain offerings and drink offerings for YHVH your Elohim. 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a Holy fast, call a sacred assembly. 17 Let the priests, who minister before YHVH, weep between the temple porch and the altar. Let them say, `Spare Your people, O YHVH. Do not make Your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, `Where is their Elohim?'` 18 Then YHVH will be jealous for His land and take pity on His people. 19 YHVH will reply to them: `I am sending you grain, new wine and oil, enough to satisfy you fully; never again will I make you an object of scorn to the nations. 20 `I will drive the northern army far from you, pushing it into a parched and barren land, with its front columns going into the eastern sea and those in the rear into the western sea. And its stench will go up; its smell will rise.` Surely He has done great things. 21 Be not afraid, O land; be glad and rejoice. Surely YHVH has done great things. 27 Then you will know that I am in Yisrael, that I am YHVH your Elohim, and that there is no other; never again will My people be put to shame. 28 `And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.

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Recommended Further Reading and Links
“The Scriptures”, especially the preface by the Institute for Scripture Research available in the USA from: Strawberry Islands 2303 Watterson Trail, Louisville KY 40299 Phone (502) 261-9833

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They also carry a little book “Fossilized Customs” The pagan sources of popular customs and “Come Out of Her My People” “Galatians” A Torah –Based Commentary in First-Century Hebraic Context by Avi ben Mordechai available from www.millennium7000.com and can be listened to as a tape at www.israel.tv Nehemia Gordons “The Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus” available from www.hebrewyeshua.com A paper on “The Origin of the English Word for God” parts one and two by Craig Bluemel available on line at www.bibleanswerstand.org

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