“You shall be watchful to do every commandment which I am commanding you today, so that you may live and may multiply and may go in and possess the land which YAHWEH has sworn to your fathers. And you shall remember all the way which YAHWEH your Elohim has caused you to go these forty years in the wilderness, in order to humble you, to try you, to know that which is in your heart, whether you will keep His commandments or not. And He has humbled you, and caused you to hunger, and caused you to eat the manna, which you had not known, and your fathers had not known, in order to cause you to know that man shall not live by bread alone, but man shall live by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of YAHWEH.” D’varim/Deuteronomy 8:1-3 (HRB) How many times we have heard this verse read aloud or in our own studies yet never stop to think about every word. Y’shua quotes this passage when he is confronted after his fast in the wilderness, by the accuser, as he has been tempted in his state of physical hunger to turn stones into bread. This reply should be more heavily considered my readers then I believe it usually is. Do we stop and consider that Y’shua himself is a product of Yah, as the element within the human being that is part of Elohim. This aspect is how we describe Elohim in the flesh as the entity is not the human being but along the thought lines of the Ruach/Spirit or Shekhinah dwelling in the Adam. Many people struggle with the idea that the one we call Y’shua is actually two separate beings functioning in echad/unity.
The theme of this teaching is every word, therefore how can Y’shua state that is his reply to the adversary if those concepts had not already been spoken of previously? Adding to this we examine statements made by the Master many times and in various forms, such as I only speak my Father’s words. I hear so many individuals defend their beliefs yet refute the very source that the Teacher uses to validate his own words. Yochanan/John begins his account by referring to Mashiach as the Word made flesh who dwelt among us, what word is he warning us to think of when he expresses this idea? For this writing by Yochanan to make sense to an audience of his time period, these words had to have already been commonly known. The modern reader sometimes gets lazy by not taking into account the difference in a historic period, this can cause the student to make incorrect assumptions pertaining to the material they are studying. The less precise the reader in as in applying a mental picture taking us back in time, the more likely that one is to forget the conveniences of modern travel and communication. By applying modern thought lines we can forget that someone traveling in the era that most of scripture was written did not occur overnight or within a day or two. These journeys might possibly take weeks or even months depending on how far and what mode of transportation is available for their trip.
Every word, even if we only think of that section in Sh’mot/Exodus commonly referred to as the 10 Commandments or the Decalogue require us to realize that these are included in both Moshe and Y’shua’s instructions to the audience being spoken to. In fact all three times Y’shua responds to the challenge issued by the accuser are recorded in the writing D’varim/Deuteronomy from the Torah. More importantly Yochanan describes Y’shua as the Word that was in the beginning that was with Elohim, that was Elohim, is the Creator part of EL. With this declaration Yochanan is also pointing to the seventh day which honors the one who created, so who is it? Father and Son are the Echad that produce everything described in B’reshit/Genesis chapter one.
In the creation account the Adam is informed that his diet will consist of seeds and fruits. Adam does not mean man, but more accurately human-being, so a woman is also an Adam. One of the most common crops grown in the Mideast in recorded Biblical history is wheat, of which humans only consume the seeds while the rest of the plant was used to feed livestock; such as cattle and sheep. There were also other uses for a this straw such as additions to building material to make it more sound and even retain heat more efficiently. The term “hay” has a much more modern understanding as we do not usually hear of livestock being fed straw in our modern parlance. Hay comes from the part of the plant thought of as vegetation or herbs, interestingly this is the very food instructed by Yah that all other living organisms would consume. However after the fall in the garden the two humans expelled are then informed they can eat the same thing the animals do now. Is this potentially what Yah is referring to when he instructs Moshe that Isra’el is to consume bitter herbs with the Pesach/Passover meal?
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. D’varim/Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (ESV) Once again as the Father and the Son are in unity this statement by Moshe would apply to both. Hear O Isra’el is a summons to the people for them to heed all that is about to be expressed, a very common practice by representatives of the king to the local people when an address is being given on behalf of the government. We commonly see this type of communication when we watch movies or television shows based in old European settings. Once again this form was used because they did not have telephones, telegraph, television, radios, or computers. It was very important for the herald to always be careful to speak only what the King said.
Actions speak louder than words but sometimes we do not get the complete picture of an incident such as the one in Vayikra/Leviticus chapter 10, wherein the incident with Aharon’s sons Nadav and Avihu perished for bringing what is described as unrequested or strange fire. These men were Mashiach’s / anointed Cohen yet they were still executed by Elohim for their breach of protocol. It is a dangerous thing to take initiative in an area you do not know the rules that pertain to that action. When these two men’s lives are lost Moshe calls two of their Cousins, who are Levites, to remove the remains from the camp; in carrying out these instructions the two Levites become unclean for seven days. They have committed no offense in carrying out the request Moshe made of them but Yah’s instructions clearly state anyone who comes near a dead human body is unclean for seven days and must be sprinkled with water that includes the ashes of a red heifer. The sprinkling had to occur on the third and seventh days of their impurity, this would be followed on the seventh day by completely immersing in living water/moving water. We are informed of this account in B’midbar/Numbers chapter 19, a surprising feature of this was to be carried out here by the Cohen is that everyone involved in the preparation of these ashes, of the heifer, becomes unclean themselves until they immerse before sundown. This is one of many instructions given to Isra’el to instill a sense of communal responsibility, as those who become unclean preparing the heifers ashes, so that the one made unclean from contact with a dead body of the human being becomes clean again.
Those who do not understand the statement in the writing to the Hebrews concerning the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of the red heifer need to become familiar with Yom Kippur and the above mentioned segment in B’midbar. Otherwise the scapegoat and Y’shua’s sacrifice make no sense, if we do not go to the trouble to learn what was required to fulfill everything pertaining to our transgressions of Torah. One feature, of many, requires the ashes to be prepared outside the gates of the city; exactly where Y’shua was executed. This may or may not have been exactly where the ashes were prepared but in the time of the events recorded in the B’rit Chadashah/New Testament; this was outside the gates of Yerushalayim. If Y’shua did not carry out every sacrificial mandate then he cannot be our redeemer. Also once again I remind you the Pesach lamb was not a sin offering but a redemption price paid for the firstborn son, of his mother. Maryam had to give her firstborn son up to be the price for other firstborn sons to live. This also is a communal acknowledgment that no one is unimportant, as many cultures in that day and prior would sacrifice their firstborn sons with the idea that the gods would be pleased and bless them with an abundance of offspring. It is one of the reasons Yah institutes the Pesach to show his displeasure of killing their children for a pagan concept.
How many times did Y’shua use the seed in his parables to describe the harvest of his people, as seed does not form until the plant is fully developed/mature. Seed has two values, one is food the other is to take that seed place it back into the ground that it will grow a new generation of plants. The theme of the resurrection includes the idea of replanting a seed, which is dead until it sprouts. There is always a part of that plant which is thrown into the fire and burned up, as it has no other useful purpose. Each generation of Adam is to prepare the way for the next generation to succeed according to the creators design. When we forget this we will make the same mistake our first ancestors made in the garden, the earth is Yah’s and the fullness there of; meaning everything belongs to Yah including us. Elohim warned Adam not to eat from a certain tree or he would die, yet Adam ignored this warning and eventually died because he forgot he was dust. Immortality was lost because the human beings could no longer get to the tree that provided life. Decisions always have consequences and when we forget that we are not immortal then we deceive ourselves with grandiose ideas that exclude rules. The owner of the vineyard decides what is fruitful and what is to be pruned, the same goes for the branches grafted into the olive tree. Remember most fruit trees are not very attractive and the olive tree is one of the most unattractive, think of this when you look at Isra’el; we are not the most beautiful people by We have life, we are not life.
This teaching is to remind us Yah means what he says and we would be wise to regard it seriously. If he removed our initial parents from “paradise” because they disobeyed, why would he then offer us eternal life as sinners? Myself I do not want to serve a being who constantly changes his mind about what he wants from his creation, as this would demonstrate a character unlike what he says about himself. Our understanding of scripture is flawed because we still see things according to the way our blinded mind conceives them, our only hope comes from the fact that our Father has promised he would provide us understanding if we will seek Him instead of ourselves. We must not allow arrogance and pride to create stumbling blocks for ourselves or others. The hope lies in the promise that one day day all things will be restored, thank Yah.
יהוה said to my Master, “Sit at My right hand, Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.” Tehillim/Psalm 110:1 (ISR98) Do not be a footstool
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With the help of the Ruach HaKodesh, written by Rabbi Danny Palmer
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- Who Did Ewe Come From? How important are the Priests in Isra’el’s restoration? Are the Lost Sheep who most people have been taught they are? How much of Jeroboam’s influence is still prevalent in the house of Isra’el today? How many of our greatest enemies may actually be part of our family?
- Do Ewe Want To Go Home? Living in the Kingdom of Yah is a government system and New Yerushalem is where the Authority will come from.
- Are Ewe The Prodigal Son? Do we all know as much as we think we know?
How do we know what a false prophet/anti messiah looks like?
- What Did Yah Promise Ewe? Is home where you think it is?
- Are Ewe Lost? Do you know where you are headed? Where will the Kingdom of Heaven be? Grafted In or Pruned, are Ewe in the Olive Tree or not? Isn’t the Olive Tree … Isra’el?
- The Testimony And Ewe Y’shua was an example to us in the way we should live our lives on a daily basis. Understanding our own testimony is vital to understanding what we are telling others about who we are.
- What Happened To Ewe? Is there a destination for the people of Isra’el?
Is the land we currently live in REALLY where Yah promised that we would be?
- Who Are Ewe? Ya’akov is told that his descendents will become gentiles by Yah in B’reshit/Genesis 35:11.
- The Mystery & Ewe Is it really understood why Y’shua had to die?
What is the mystery of the fullness of the gentiles?
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