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The King & Ewe

And there the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Send men to view the land of Chanaan, which I will give to the children of Israel, one of every tribe, of the rulers. B’midbar/Numbers 13:2-3 (DRA) Yah here instructs Moshe to send scouts to check out the land and come back and report to him, and the people, their findings. The purpose of their mission is to provide Isra’el proof of what Yah has promised them. Unfortunately when these men return they do report truthfully how fruitful the land is, however they add a negative perspective to their report by inserting how barbarian the inhabitants of the land are; the descendants of Anaq dwell in the land and they make us seem so puny. The perspective they present taints the viewpoint of the children of Isra’el, and instills doubt and fear into their minds. Thus causing the people to question whether they want this land as the inheritance since it does not seem to meet their criteria and expectations. Basically deciding this is not what we were expecting so maybe we do not want it after all.

Here lies the premise of the problems and hardships the 12 tribes will encounter throughout their existence. Many have fallen prey to teachings that are not in line with Yah’s Torah; therefore substitutions, like allegory, have replaced what the instructions actually tell us. This is the constant theme of rebellious actions perpetrated among the 12 tribes. This really is set in motion by Shlomo/Solomon as he began to drift from the Torah and allowed Isra’el and others who lived in the land to violate Yah’s will. Those who are aware of the information in the books of the prophets know that this brought about the division of Isra’el into two kingdom’s, Isra’el and Y’hudah/Judah. A separation that continues even in our own time, but will shortly be remedied through the grace and mercy of Yah. Events will finally bring about the fulfillment of the promises given to the patriarchs, Avraham, Yitz’chak, and Ya’akov.

This promise is about an actual piece of land on the earth, not someplace in the sky or the universe. What is commonly referred to by many as the rapture, but going to some mystical place is not what the Fathers were promised for their descendants. Likewise no other place on the earth is the promised land except for where Yah told us it is. All our problems stem from our desire to redefine what Yah told us he would do for us. As long as the tribes continue to seek our own agendas we will always run into a brick wall, and this causes us nothing but pain and sorrow. Why do we persist in this fruitless endeavor to establish our own kingdom, when we claim we want Yah’s kingdom to come and his will to be done?

For many years I personally did not know why so many did not understand the difference between the house of Isra’el and the house of Y’hudah. I grew up attending Christian churches and was taught these facts in those congregations, yet I realized as I grew older that the people I met with did not seem to be aware or know this same information. One of the problems I began to realize was that many simply took for granted that when they heard these two terms they were just different ways to say the same thing. The house of Isra’el are not Jews more are the Jews the house of Israel, in this context the house of Isra’el means the 10 tribes. We are still awaiting the restoration of all 12 tribes into one uniform entity governed by Yah according to his Torah. The Renewed Covenant spoken of by the Prophet Yirma’yahu/Jeremiah has not yet been fully implemented, the proof of this lies in the following statements made by Y’shua during his final evening with his talmidim/disciples prior to his death. Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” Mattityahu/Matthew 26:26-29 (ESV)

Y’shua clearly stated that he would not drink the cup again meaning that he did drink it that night, otherwise he would not have asked the Father to let the cup pass from him if it was possible. How many do not realize that eating bread and drinking wine are another way to establish a covenant between two parties? He will drink it again with us in the Father’s Kingdom because we have broken it since that night … numerous times. Until we drink it with Y’shua physically we will not be completely in the Renewed Covenant as the two parties must both be present to set the covenant in motion. I am not aware of any other human being who has participated in this ceremony at this time. Are you aware of anyone who has?

What many refer to as taking communion, or the Kiddush, is merely remembrance and practice for when we actually will be involved in this event. Again I wish to remind all of us of Sha’ul/Paul warned us that drinking this cup and not discerning how important it is to partake and not understand what we’re doing. The moment we drink from the cup we are declaring we are in agreement with the Father’s will. In doing so we will then be held accountable for keeping up our end of the agreement, which is why Sha’ul warns us about sickness and death being tied to one who is unworthy of the promise of the covenant. So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. But let a person examine himself, and in this way let him eat from the bread and let him drink from the cup. For the one who eats and drinks, if he does not recognize the body, eats and drinks judgment against himself. Because of this, many are weak and sick among you, and quite a few have died. 1 Corinthians 11:27-30 (LEB)

Our brother Sha’ul is referring to violating a covenant, that we have agreed to, removes the protective qualities that are contained in the agreement. If either party abrogates their responsibility then the covenant is null and void, and the participant who has maintained what they agreed to is no longer liable to honor their obligation. Yah is not bound to honor our disobedience and rebelliousness, as he must maintain His character which requires Him to be faithful to his own standards. Too many want Yah to acquiesce to our will over his own, and this is impossible for him to do. His faithfulness is to his own ways, not ours.

The Lost Sheep of the house of Isra’el are in a state of rebellion and disobedience to Yah’s Torah. Exile is the sentence that we have earned through our acts and our fathers actions. This goes back about 2700 years into the past, to the time Assyria was allowed to banish the Northern Kingdom from their inheritance and send them to a land not their own. Where Efraim is currently is outside the camp. Remember outside the camp has to do with being unclean and we cannot return to the camp until we have complied with what Yah’s instructions require for us to be cleansed again. Every time we are unclean in relation to those aspects which require us to be removed from the assembly we must become clean again before we can return. This is not a once in a lifetime occurrence, but must be carried out every time we need to do so.

When are we, who part of the 10 tribes, going to decide Yah is our King and that we are His people? Until we are willing to do so why should we expect His Kingdom to come? His will is different than our will as long as we want to decide what is right and wrong. The Kingdom is not a parliamentary or democratic government, but a monarchy with a sovereign. We do not get to decide what we want our inheritance to be, as that is not what He promised us. How long we have tried to tell Yah what we want our inheritance to be instead of accepting His gracious gift to us. Rebellious, hardheaded, stiff necked, uncircumcised hearts, lawless, etc., these are all descriptions of the 12 tribes of Isra’el.

Galut is who we are and until we are willing to acknowledge we are in exile, that is where we will stay. Y’shua proclaimed that he was only sent for the Lost Sheep of the House of Isra’el; this does not mean the Jews are cast off, but that those descendants from the 10 tribes would have to be brought back in order to make the Kingdom whole again. There are no perfect individuals among all the tribes of Isra’el. Restoration also is tied to resurrection, as life will once again be restored to the Whole House of Isra’el. The whole house is comprised of the descendants of Ya’akov/Jacob, and are represented by one symbol as an olive tree. Throughout scripture Isra’el is represented by various symbols, but Sha’ul chooses the olive tree in his letter to the Romans to represent where the food for the branches comes from; the branches do not nourish the tree but vice versa. Food is Torah and is the same idea Y’shua uses in his discourse with the woman who wants her daughter to be freed from her oppression.

A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.” Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.” “Yes, Lord,” she said, “but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour. Mattityahu 15:22-28 (NIV) The bread Y’shua is referring to is the Torah containing the promises for Isra’el pertaining to healing and setting the captives free. The woman’s reply of getting the crumbs from the masters table has to do with Shabat and the reading of Moshe described by Ya’akov/James, the masters brother, which takes place in the record of Acts chapter 15. If you are not hearing the Torah read on Shabat, you are not maintaining the eating of the Masters’ bread.

How many abominations have Ya’akov descendants embraced in our fall from favor? Shabat is the premier sign of who is Isra’el and who is in the Covenant with Yah. We have also been told that eating certain creatures make us unclean, and many of these descriptions in Vayikra/Leviticus are directly tied to idolatry. The precept of idolatry is linked to choosing our own desires over those of our creator and designer. Basically we are justifying our own government over His, and this He does not tolerate. Mercy and grace do not excuse us from sin or lawlessness. Y’shua presented himself on our behalf as an atonement as long as we understand this and proceed along the path he taught we will benefit from this action. However if we choose to rebel against the instructions of his Father which he constantly proclaimed that he kept, then we do not appreciate and we trample on what Y’shua did for us.

Any one who claims that we are no longer under the Torah and it’s precepts is actually being a false prophet and an anti-messiah. It does not matter who you are, you are speaking against the Ruach/Spirit and are in jeopardy. Why do people believe that the writings commonly referred to as the New Testament discontinue the information supplied in the Tanakh/Old Testament? This type of thinking is contrary to the entire theme presented in the New Testament. In the Greek word diatheke we have the concept equal to the Hebrew B’rit which means a testament or covenant, both are derived from the same sources. Therefore those who proclaim they are not in the new covenant but the new testament have no idea what they are even talking about. This is an attempt to split hairs and does not fly linguistically.

We cannot claim to be in covenant and still violate that agreement and expect for Yah to honor our deception. Home is where the heart is, where is your heart at? Are we going to return to the land of our fathers or stay outside the city? When our fathers left Egypt, judgment then shifted to them as they were being taught by Moshe what was expected of them. Egypt did not continue to be judged at that time as they had endured the punishment they had earned. As the generation of Isra’el that entered the land was instructed on how to deal with the people they would encounter, those people still existed or they could not have been dealt with. When the Mashiach/Messiah/Christ returns, there will still be people besides Isra’el on the earth who will not be in the city. If you do not know what I am referring to then you need to engage more in study of scripture. Y’shua said we will know the truth and it will set us free, what is that truth? The answers lie within the writings most know as the Bible. Your righteousness is eternal righteousness, and your Torah is truth. Tehillim/Psalm 119:142 (CJB)

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my path. Tehillim 119:105 (ASV) Her ways are highways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold on her; and happy (blessed, fortunate, to be envied) is everyone who holds her fast. Mishle/Proverbs 3:17-18 (AMP) A major stumbling block for so many, who are descended from the Northern Kingdom, is there lack of knowledge pertaining to the Tanakh. If they were more knowledgeable of these topics they would be able to avoid the pitfalls which come with misunderstanding. Expectations that are based on faulty premises mislead so many, and allow them to look for events to unfold contrary to what scripture declares. The opening two verses of this paragraph are commonly known to many Christians and Jews, but only a few seem to be aware of what the topic is in each of these passages. At this point I would like to share the opening verses to each of these chapters with the hope that it will enlighten many to the subject matter being dealt with. Here are those two opening verses:

  • Blessed are the perfect in the way, Who walk in the Torah of יהוה! Tehillim 119:1 (ISR98)
  • My son, do not forget my Torah, And let your heart watch over my commands. Mishle 3:1 (ISR98)

Continuing the theme of exile, this teaching is meant to provoke and encourage those who read it to study scripture and contemplate the information provided for your edification. In the final two verses above no matter what translation or language you are reading from the scripture contains the word Torah in Hebrew. It makes no difference what word that the language you are reading in uses, the context is about instruction to be citizens of Yah’s Kingdom. There is no other goal in mind. This is the same goal Sha’ul is referring to as the mark to aim for in our race home.

Shalom Aleichem!

With the help of the Ruach HaKodesh, written by Rabbi Danny Palmer

 

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