What Is The Good News To Ewe?

Redefining the Torah is a problem of the Northern Kingdom and has caused it tremendous problems throughout history. From the very moment Isra’el entered the land of the promise squabbles began to arise between the 12 tribes. During the time of the Shoftim/Judges many issues arose, both with in and out of each of the tribes; this led to internalization in each group, which tended to favor its own agenda. Even during the time in which Sha’ul was crowned the first king of the 12 tribes, pride begins to rear its ugly head. Sha’ul begins to seek the backing of the people over Yah’s grace, presented to him through the prophet Sh’mu’el/Samuel, and this leads to further turmoil. Yah tells the prophet that the king no longer is his representative to Isra’el and Sh’mu’el is to anoint a replacement monarch from the family of Yishai/Jesse. This Mashiach is David of the tribe of Y’hudah/Judah.

Once Sha’ul has died and David is elevated to the kingship, the other tribes immediately begin to distance themselves from the new ruler by claiming he is not one of them and that they have no part in his reign. Eventually David is able to rally the other 11 tribes together under a united government and this lasts until the end of Shlomo’s/Solomon’s monarchy which leads to the separation of the people into two distinct houses. A separation that continues even in our time and will not be restored until the Father allows Y’shua to begin the regathering process.

Today we are seeing signs which have never occurred together in the past. We believe that we are in the Acharit Hayamim/End of Days and that soon the messengers will be sent to collect the Lost Sheep of the House of Isra’el and bring us home. However there are other events which must take place prior to the Northern Kingdom’s return and unfortunately some very devastating things will happen, especially pertaining to the House of Y’hudah in the land. These issues are referred to by Y’shua in his discourse with his talmidim/disciples at the temple in Yerushalayim/Jerusalem. This particular chapter in Mattityahu/Matthew and the accounts recorded also by Mark and Luke contains information frequently ignored by many endtime students. This occurs because they disconnect the first century writings from the Tanakh, allowing inaccurate conclusions to be arrived at.

And going out, יהושע went away from the Set-apart Place, and His taught ones came near to point out to Him the buildings of the Set-apart Place. And יהושע said to them, “Do you not see all these? Truly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, at all, which shall not be thrown down.” And as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the taught ones came to Him separately, saying, “Say to us, when shall this be, and what is the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And יהושע answering, said to them, “Take heed that no one leads you astray. For many shall come in My Name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they shall lead many astray. And you shall begin to hear of fightings and reports of fightings. See that you are not troubled, for these have to take place, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and reign against reign. And there shall be scarcities of food, and deadly diseases, and earthquakes in places. And all these are the beginning of birth pains. Then they shall deliver you up to affliction and kill you, and you shall be hated by all nations for My Name’s sake. And then many shall stumble, and they shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise up and lead many astray. And because of the increase in lawlessness, the love of many shall become cold. But he who shall have endured to the end shall be saved. And this Good News of the reign shall be proclaimed in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come. So when you see the ‘abomination that lays waste,’ spoken of by Dani’ĕl the prophet, set up in the set-apart place” – he who reads, let him understand – then let those who are in Yehuḏah flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the house-top not come down to take whatever out of his house. And let him who is in the field not turn back to get his garments. And woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing children in those days! And pray that your flight does not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there shall be great distress, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would be saved, but for the sake of the chosen ones those days shall be shortened. If anyone then says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe. For false messiahs and false prophets shall arise, and they shall show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones. See, I have forewarned you. So if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe. For as the lightning comes from the east and shines to the west, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be. For wherever the dead body is, there the eagles shall be gathered together. And immediately after the distress of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Aḏam shall appear in the heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Son of Aḏam coming on the clouds of the heaven with power and much esteem. And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. And learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So you also, when you see all these, know that He is near, at the doors. Truly, I say to you, this generation shall by no means pass away until all this takes place. The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but My words shall by no means pass away. But concerning that day and the hour no one knows, not even the messengers of the heavens, but My Father only. And as the days of Noaḥ, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be. For as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noaḥ entered into the ark, and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be. Then two shall be in the field, the one is taken and the one is left. Two shall be grinding at the mill, one is taken and one is left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Master is coming. And know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Because of this, be ready too, for the Son of Aḏam is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him. Who then is a trustworthy and wise servant, whom his master set over his household, to give them food in season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, having come, shall find so doing. Truly, I say to you that he shall set him over all his possessions. But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant shall come on a day when he does not expect it, and at an hour he does not know, and shall cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Mattityahu 24:1-51 (ISR98)

The talmidim ask the Master a specific question, to which he responds with detailed information describing what those at the time of the return should be looking for. There will be animosity within the whole house of Isra’el at that time because most of Ya’akov’s descendants have developed their own formulas pertaining to who each think are the favored of Yah. All we have to do to see the evidence of this is look at religion and what it does to distort the message delivered by the prophets to the people. Factions within both houses have watered down the true message to the point most do not even recognize what they are taught does not line up with scripture. Many in our time, myself included, have had our eyes opened so that we may see what the Father is actually telling us. In reading the scriptures I knew what I read was not what I was being taught and this caused a lot of consternation on my part as I tried to reconcile the discrepancies I was encountering. When I finally arrived at the point I was willing to take Him at His Word, my whole outlook for the future changed. For me this came about from a challenge concerning what the revelation to Yochanan/John was actually telling us. So many times in my life I had heard individuals say they did not read the Chazon/Revelation as it instilled fear in them, but when I spent a week reading the entire writing; I actually had more hope than ever before. With this the floodgates opened as I realized the fears so many had were because they did not know the Torah or the Prophets, which left them ignorant of how to discern Y’shua’s message for us.

An interesting statement made by our brother Sha’ul/Paul in his letter to the Romans is the following: So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 (NKJV) In Sha’ul’s description to the congregation in Rome he explains hearing the Torah and the Prophets is where faith/trust is developed. Since the writings commonly referred to as the Bible are primarily explanations of the government of Yah and concern Isra’el’s relationship with in this system; most have been misled into thinking the B’rit Chadashah/New Testament is with the gentiles, also referred to as heathen, or nations. This conclusion allows people to think Isra’el has been replaced as Yah’s people, unfortunately this is a huge mistake on their part. Primarily this stems from a lack of knowledge concerning the New or Renewed Covenant and who it is with. The Prophet Yirma’yahu/Jeremiah informs us that the aforementioned covenant is with the house of Isra’el and the house of Y’hudah, not with the gentiles. The only method of entering the Covenant is by accepting Yah’s Torah and there is no other option available to this end.

How many have actually heard the Good News of the Kingdom? If you have not been taught the first five books, the Torah;

  • B’reshit/Genesis
  • Sh’mot/Exodus
  • Vayikra/Leviticus
  • B’midbar/Numbers
  • D’varim/Deuteronomy

then you have not heard the Good News. Who is responsible for misleading the world as to what the Kingdom really is? Sadly, the greatest perpetrator of this hoax is the house of Isra’el/the 10 tribes of the Northern Kingdom. This is the group Y’shua refers to as the Lost Sheep of the House of Isra’el, who he was sent for. Once again I will point out this does not leave out the Jews.

One of the things the Master points out to the talmidim at the temple, is that many will come in his name and spread false reports. As someone who has a small amount of Jewish ancestry but who grew up in the Christian church, one of the accusations I frequently heard leveled at the Jews was that they would be the ones who would come in his name. This is the most illogical thought line I have ever heard in my life as those who do not believe that Y’shua is the promised Mashiach would never come in his name. Therefore the only group that can fit this description are those who claim Y’shua is their redeemer, but do not adhere to his teachings. Sometimes the answer to a question is simple, yet because it might point at me, I do not want or except that answer. It cannot be me because I am His and I can do no wrong … is this not the warning Moshe gave to us in D’varim when he said the day would come when we would pat ourselves on the back and and tell ourselves our sins do not count?

Is this not the same mindset that allows Efraim to define exile as blessing? Throughout Torah, the 12 tribes and our forefathers were promised a specific area of land on the planet earth, and it is no where else. Our father, Avraham was never promised that he or his descendants inheritance would be in heaven. Our kinsmen of Edom, Mo’av, and Ammon are likewise given a perpetual land inheritance. Because of actions perpetrated against the 12 tribes of Isra’el the three previous mentioned people’s will be ruled over by Y’shua, but he will not take away their inheritance. Curiously no specific mention is given pertaining to Ishma’el or Avraham’s other six sons concerning their inheritance. In this scenario, I believe that the inheritance is hinted at even though it is not stated outright. This is based on the fact that Yah has definitively given us Isra’el’s borders and they do not consume entirely every area Avraham ever set his foot. I know that some will point out that Yah told Avraham that where he set his foot would relate to Yitz’chak/Isaac and his descendants heritage. Chazon tells us the dimensions of the New Yerushalayim cover approximately 1500 square miles by 1500 miles high and this would encompass virtually everything south of the Euphrates and the Arabian peninsula. Once again I Point out Yah has given us the territory and boundaries of Isra’el and to move them would be a violation of Torah.

Too many “experts” proclaim nothing but doom and gloom for everybody else, while declaring they have nothing to worry about as the eternal never never land is where they are going. Again I will point out our brother Sha’ul stated the wages of sin is death but the gift of Elohim is eternal life. Most of those who were brought up in Christianity believe that we become immortal but that does not square with what Yah told Adam. Part of the punishment for Adam and Chavah/Eve was that they would be denied access to the Tree of Life so that they would not live forever in their sin. Why would the creator punish them yet tell a later generation all you have to do is claim a savior and none of your actions will count against you? Do people really believe or want an entity who would constantly change their mind about the rules that they have given to their creation? I know personally when people constantly flip flop their expectations, no one counts on them, they are considered unstable. Is this what people would want from their maker, a split personality?

“When you see the abomination that causes desolation standing where it should not” (let the reader understand), “then those in Judea must flee to the mountains!” Mark 13:14 (HCSB) Y’shua is pointing back at what is referred to as the Maccabean period and what occurred during the reign of Antiochus IV. One of the events that was perpetrated by Antiochus was the sacrificing of a pig on the altar in the Temple, which defiled it and made it unfit for further use. You will find this account recorded by the historian Josephus. As Y’shua is pointing to the end times, then his reference to the abomination has to be a picture of something that will occur again.

And, brothers, we entreat you, by the coming of our Master Yahshua Messiah, and of our gathering together to Him, that you not let your mind be hastily excited or troubled, neither by word, nor by spirit, nor by prophecy of the spirit, nor by an epistle, supposedly coming from us, stating that the day of our Master is at hand. Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, because that Day will not come unless first there comes a great rebellion, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, the one opposing and exalting himself over everything being called Elohim, or object of reverence, so as for him “To sit in the sanctuary of Elohim” as an El, and sets himself forth, as if he is an Elohim. Do you not remember that I told you these things, when I was with you? And now you know what has prevented him, for being revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already working, until He who is now the obstacle, is taken out of the way. And then “the Lawless One” will be exposed, “whom our Master Yahshua will consume by the spirit of His mouth,” and will destroy by the brightness of His presence. His coming is due to the working of Satan in all power and miraculous signs and lying wonders, and in all deceit of unrighteousness in those who will perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth in order for them to be saved. And because of this, YAHWEH will send to them a working of deception, for them to believe the lie, that those not believing in the truth, but who have delighted in unrighteousness all may be damned. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 (HRB)

Sha’ul is warning the Thessalonians that none of the events, that are prophesied, will come to pass secretly but in full view of those who know the Torah and the Prophets. As each assembly that Sha’ul writes to is meeting as a synagogue and contains Jew and non Jew. It is very important to understand why Sha’ul writes to and visits synagogues, as at that time the Jews were the only ones who knew what the Torah was. Knowing the Torah is important in understanding the man of sin, the son of perdition, and the lawless one are describing the same thing. How many today are looking for The Anti-Mashiach/Christ to be only one person yet Y’shua himself warns us of those coming in his name who are impostors. Yochanan also stated there were many Anti-Mashiach’s already in his day, so why are people only looking for one now? Lawlessness pertains to Torahlessness. Discarding the Torah is what Y’shua tells us not to do as this is not the will of the Father.

One of Y’shua’s points at the Temple was concerning dead bodies and the gathering of eagles, which the vulture is the bird being referred to in this context. To understand the proper meaning of this statement people must realize that the “old world vulture” is a member of the eagle family and not the same bird referred to in the western hemisphere. These are two different species entirely, but they are both carrion eaters. Therefore where the eagles/vultures are gathered is a place of dead bodies which are being eaten by these birds. Not studying the entire scripture is why people make this grievous error. Many places throughout the Bible make reference to this very scenario and being unaware of this fact some believe this is a good statement when it is actually a negative. The same holds true of the two and one is taken and will and the other is left, you want to be the one who is left, not the one taken. Because the one taken is being delivered to carnage and destruction, not paradise. Not trusting in the overall theme of scripture has allowed Isra’el to errantly believe that good things come to the wicked.

As Y’shua wrapped up his conversation with his talmidim he used the example of servants, one faithful and the other disobedient. The faithful servant gave the food to his fellow servants, at the proper time while the disobedient servant began to beat his fellow servants and to live raucously. Being ignorant of the advice given by Ya’akov/James, Y’shua’s brother, during the council at Yerushalayim; when he said that the individuals coming to faith from among the gentiles would learn Torah, because Moshe is read in the assembly every Shabat. What is the only day that Yah has declared to be the sign that Isra’el is in Covenant with Him? “Tell the people of Isra’el, ‘You are to observe my Shabbats; for this is a sign between me and you through all your generations; so that you will know that I am ADONAI, who sets you apart for me. Therefore you are to keep my Shabbat, because it is set apart for you. Everyone who treats it as ordinary must be put to death; for whoever does any work on it is to be cut off from his people. On six days work will get done; but the seventh day is Shabbat, for complete rest, set apart for ADONAI. Whoever does any work on the day of Shabbat must be put to death. The people of Isra’el are to keep the Shabbat, to observe Shabbat through all their generations as a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the people of Isra’el forever; for in six days ADONAI made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day he stopped working and rested.'”
Sh’mot 31:13-17 (CJB)

As the New/Renewed Covenant is only with the whole house of Isra’el, then there is only one Shabat … not multiple choice. Y’shua came for many reasons and we better know what reason applies to each of us as human beings. Lack of knowledge causes Yah’s people to perish, not be fruitful. The dead can produce no fruit and this context is referring to those who live a life contrary to the creators desires. Mercy is an attribute of the Most High but must not be expected if we are in rebellion. He is not willing that any should perish, however this does not mean He will not allow us to perish if we insist on it. Remember what Y’shua said on the hill in the Galil/Galilee as he spoke of those who are blessed/praised. “Blessed [are] the poor in spirit, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed [are] the ones who mourn, because they will be comforted. Blessed [are] the meek, because they will inherit the earth. Blessed [are] the ones who hunger and thirst [for] righteousness, because they will be satisfied. Blessed [are] the merciful, because they will be shown mercy. Blessed [are] the pure in heart, because they will see God. Blessed [are] the peacemakers, because they will be called sons of God. Blessed [are] those who are persecuted because of righteousness, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute [you] and say all kinds of evil things against you, lying on account of me. Mattityahu 5:3-11 (LEB)

Note that Y’shua said the meek will inherit the earth and that those who are persecuted for doing what is right, the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. The earth and the heaven do not go away as so many teach today but are renewed/rejuvenated/resurrected/restored. Destruction and devastation are elements of judgment and the heavens and the earth were the instruments of that destruction during the flood in the days of Noach. How many times do we consider that we, and everything else on the earth, originated from the water and that same water put an end to the violence that sin had perpetuated in the earth. Mikvah/immersion occurred in the generation that received a planet wide verdict against it, sparing only eight human lives and many animals. If we’re going to “the place referred to as heaven” and only human beings will be there, why did He spare the animals in the flood? This is also dealt with in the writings of the Prophet Yesha’yahu/Isaiah as he refers to the beasts of the earth behaving peacefully with one another. Most choose to ignore these particular types of passages in scripture, as they only want Yah to be concerned with humans. And Moses spake unto Jehovah, saying, Let Jehovah, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation, who may go out before them, and who may come in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in; that the congregation of Jehovah be not as sheep which have no shepherd. B’midbar 27:15-17 (ASV) Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen. He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Mark 16:14-15 (NIV)

Considering that the very first human being was charged with seeking the welfare of all the other creatures on the land, then why would Yah simply cast them aside for humanity’s sake? What a waste of time creating would have been if nothing else matters except the most selfish beings of creation. How arrogant humanity is to think we are the only thing that He cares about. We have been given a position under His authority to be caretakers of the wildlife and of the land. Yet we dare to exalt ourselves above His work, who do we think we are? As we read the accounts recorded for us by Yah’s servants, the prophets, we need to pay attention to the whole narrative not just the pieces that make us feel good about ourselves.

As long as we fail to insert ourselves into the instructions given to our forefathers, then we will continue to provide ourselves with escape avenues. Selfishness is not welcome in the Kingdom of Yah, rather selflessness is the goal he wishes us to pursue. As Y’shua told his talmidim, if you desire to lead you must first serve. I personally have encountered many people who are offended when I mention that the Teacher expects us to be humble and extend our hands to those in need. Service to the King is frowned upon by so many who claim that Y’shua is their Savior, yet do not believe they are to be like him. The English word lord implies that one is either a servant to, or the master of another. Is the one who gave his life, not do the proper respect that so many deny him? He was faithful to the mission his Father gave him, and this is why he was a faithful son and servant. Sha’ul encourages us to imitate him as he imitated Y’shua, yet so many are taught that Sha’ul proclaimed an anti Torah message. What a disgraceful thing to do to a man who was simply attempting to impart what he had learned in his life to those who would read his writings to be edified by them. Y’shua stated that we would know the truth and the truth would set us free, unfortunately in our time most do not know that the truth is a reference to the Torah.

Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:15-20 (ESV)

Shalom Aleichem!

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

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