Do EWE Know What The KINGDOM Is?

In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth; and the earth being without form and empty, and darkness on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of Elohim moving gently on the face of the waters, then Elohim said, Let light be! And there was light. And Elohim saw the light, that it was good, and Elohim separated between the light and darkness. And Elohim called the light, Day. And He called the darkness, Night. And there was evening, and there was morning, day one. And Elohim said, Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be dividing between the waters and the waters. And Elohim made the expanse, and He separated between the waters which were under the expanse and the waters which were above the expanse. And it was so. And Elohim called the expanse, Heavens. And there was evening, and there was morning, day two. And Elohim said, Let the waters under the heavens be collected to one place, and let the dry land appear. And it was so. And Elohim called the dry land, Earth. And He called the collection of the waters, Seas. And Elohim saw that it was good. And Elohim said, Let the earth sprout tender sprouts, the herb seeding seed, the fruit tree producing fruit according to its kind, whichever seed is in it on the earth. And it was so. And the earth bore tender sprouts, the herb seeding seed according to its kind, and the fruit tree producing fruit according to its kind, whichever seed is in it. And Elohim saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning, day three. And Elohim said, Let light sources be in the expanse of the heavens, to divide between the day and the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years. And let them be for light sources in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth. And it was so. And Elohim made the two great light sources the great light to rule the day, and the small light and the stars to rule the night. And Elohim set them in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night; and to divide between the light and the darkness. And Elohim saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning, day four. And Elohim said, Let the waters swarm with swarmers having a living soul; and let the birds fly around, over the earth, on the face of the expanse of the heavens. And Elohim created the great sea creatures, and all that creeps, having a living soul, which swarmed the waters, according to its kind; and every bird with wing according to its kind. And Elohim saw that it was good. And Elohim blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas; and let the birds multiply in the earth. And there was evening, and there was morning, the fifth day. And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth the soul of life according to its kind cattle, and creepers, and its beasts of the earth, according to its kind. And it was so. And Elohim made the beasts of the earth according to its kind, and cattle according to its kind, and all creepers of the ground according to its kind. And Elohim saw that it was good. And Elohim said, let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creepers creeping on the earth. And Elohim created the man in His own image; in the image of Elohim He created him. He created them male and female. And Elohim blessed them; and Elohim said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the land, and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the seas, and over birds of the heavens, and over all beasts creeping on the earth. And Elohim said, Behold, I have given you every plant seeding seed which ison the face of all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree seeding seed; it shall be food for you. And to every beast of the earth, and to all birds of the heavens, and to every creeper on the earth which has in it a living soul, every green plant is for food. And it was so. And Elohim saw everything that He had made and behold, it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning, the sixth day. And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their host. And on the seventh day Elohim completed His work which He had made. And He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. And Elohim blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because He rested from all His work on it, which Elohim had created to make. B’resheit/Genesis 1:1-2:3 (HRB)

Note that Elohim/Authority said every day of the creation cycle was called good, except for the 2nd day. What takes place on the 2nd day is He separated the water from the waters. Separation is not considered a good thing by Yah. No where in the creation sequence does it mention water being created. Is not this an interesting thought as water is so frequently equated with life?

The Hebrew word טוב/tov is the word ‘good’ in English. Other aspects of the word tov are; beautiful, best, bountiful, cheerful, fine, joyful, merry, pleasant, precious, sweet, wealth, welfare, and well favored. If the Authority behind creation proclaimed that what was brought into being was good, why do people want Him to destroy it? Do not suppose that I have come to subvert the law or the prophets: [I have come] not to subvert, but to fulfill. For verily I say to you, that until heaven and earth shall pass away, one iota or one letter shall not pass from the law, until all shall be fulfilled. Therefore whoever shall break one of these small commands and shall so inculcate on the children of men, shall be called little in the kingdom of heaven: but every one that shall do and teach [them], shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Mattityahu/Matthew 5:17-19 (Murdock)

Woe unto them who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Yesha’yahu/Isaiah 5:20 (DBY) This warning is frequently disregarded by those who claim to be followers of the Mashiach/Messiah Y’shua. The Master informed us that there is none good but the Father, the Son himself corrected an individual that equated him with being good. If the Eternal calls something good then who are we to say the opposite, as we are created also. Gnosticism has introduced a false teaching of an immortal soul, which is disputed by all of Scripture. This doctrine attempts to usurp the Most High’s sovereignty by establishing an element into our makeup that is not in accord with our maker. The Renewed Covenant/Testament vehemently speaks against this false concept by declaring the truth is resurrection. The difference is we can die and this means we are not alive in any shape or form because life is in the blood which carries the breath through our bodies.

Some may point out that the 7th day is not called good, however this day is not part of the creation sequence. It is a time to step back and rest from the labors we have performed. If the Creator establishes this day and that Creator is the Son of Elohim, then who are people despising when they declare a new day, other than the 7th day, to rest. Sha’ul/Paul encouraged us to try to imitate me, even as I myself try to imitate the Messiah. Now I praise you because you have remembered everything I told you and observe the traditions just the way I passed them on to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is the Messiah, and the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of the Messiah is God. 1 Corinthians 11:1-3 (CJB) Our brother Sha’ul/Paul is telling us that the Teacher’s Way is the one we are to pursue, not a different path than what the Father set out in His plan.

As Yochanan/John declares to us, Y’shua is the Word/Torah of Elohim that became flesh. What this means is that the Ruach haKodesh/Holy Spirit is the breath of Yah and is in the human being/Adam and prompts him to adhere to the Instruction/Torah. This is why Y’shua always states that it is his Father’s words and will that he carries out. So if Sha’ul/Paul inspires us to do as the Master did, then why is he so misquoted by self proclaimed authorities who are nothing but false prophets? Doing something different is not imitating … but it is contradicting.

On the 4th day, the Creator assigns the sun, the moon, and the stars their roles in His plan. One of those duties is to provide a time clock for the creation to know when certain events are to be acknowledged. The Hebrew word מועדים/mo’edim means a fixed time, appointment, festival, and assembly. Interestingly the word proceeding mo’edim is the word אתת/otot meaning signs and this word is linked to many other words in Hebrew, one of which is אורים/Urim. When Y’shua closes out the Chazon/Revelation to Yochanan/John, he reminds us that he is the את/Alef-Tav, beginning and completion of the work he was assigned by the Father. Therefore all the luminaries are pointing to the Architect’s blueprints being carried out in the physical realm. So if Y’shua is the Alef-Tav, then he is a sign/light so we can follow the directions we have been provided. Signs are directions/road maps to point us to our destination. If we do not use the information provided, we will not end up where we assumed we would be going.

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. B’resheit/Genesis 2:7-8 (ESV) Eden is not the garden but the garden is in the east section of Eden. The human being/Adam was not formed in the garden but was placed there by Elohim. Since the garden is more important then most realize, they dismiss its purpose. The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.”
B’resheit/Genesis 2:15-17 (RSV)

And the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which יהוה Elohim had made, and he said to the woman, “Is it true that Elohim has said, ‘Do not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We are to eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, Elohim has said, ‘Do not eat of it, nor touch it, lest you die.’ ” And the serpent said to the woman, “You shall certainly not die. For Elohim knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be like Elohim, knowing good and evil.” And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, and she took of its fruit and ate. And she also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made loin coverings for themselves. And they heard the sound of יהוה Elohim walking about in the garden in the cool of the day, and Aḏam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of יהוה Elohim among the trees of the garden. And יהוה Elohim called unto Aḏam and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid myself.” And He said, “Who made you know that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” And the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I ate.” And יהוה Elohim said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” And יהוה Elohim said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all livestock and more than every beast of the field. On your belly you are to go, and eat dust all the days of your life. “And I put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed. He shall crush your head, and you shall crush His heel.” To the woman He said, “I greatly increase your sorrow and your conception – bring forth children in pain. And your desire is for your husband, and he does rule over you.” And to the man He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘Do not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground because of you, in toil you are to eat of it all the days of your life, and the ground shall bring forth thorns and thistles for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field. “By the sweat of your face you are to eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are, and to dust you return.” And the man called his wife’s name Ḥawwah, because she became the mother of all living. And יהוה Elohim made coats of skin for the man and his wife and dressed them. And יהוה Elohim said, “See, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever…” so יהוה Elohim sent him out of the garden of Ěḏen to till the ground from which he was taken, and He drove the man out. And He placed keruḇim at the east of the garden of Ěḏen, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. B’resheit/Genesis 3:1-24 (ISR98)

Let us examine the events detailed above. The perpetrator of the deception, the victim, and the bystander; all are in violation of the rules concerning their behavior. When the perpetrator questions the victim as to what are the standards of conduct, it uses a method of wording that creates doubt in the victim’s mind concerning the given instructions. As the victim is sucked into the web of deceit, she begins to desire what she believes will make her smarter and more important. After she takes the fruit, of which she herself eats, she then turns to the bystander and gives to him the fruit he consumes also. Notice the victim did not have to go find the bystander, as he was there all through the deception, yet does not lift a finger or say a word to protect the victim. With the consequence of their actions, they suddenly realize they are naked and have always been naked. Once they know good, they also now know evil. Is it not interesting that the account is preceded with information implying that their previous nakedness was not evil? Do we ever consider why the sudden change in their perception occurs? What brings about their feeling of guilt is that they realize they had no right to do what they did, when they ate the fruit.

Adam was given the responsibility to oversee all the fish, birds, and land animals. This authority was given by Yah in order for the creation to function according to His pattern. When the man did not step up to protect the woman, from the deception, he neglected the responsibility he had been given. The consequences are devastating as they are expelled from the garden and could no longer eat from the Tree of Life … this now allows all humanity to die as a result of disobedience. The wages of the righteous lead to life; the earnings of the wicked lead to sin. Mishlei/Proverbs 10:16 (CEB) Sha’ul/Paul is pointing to this verse in Romans 6:23, For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Messiah Yeshua our Lord. (HNV)

Mankind was not deprived of the opportunity to return to the garden, rather we chose not to do so by following our own way. Each generation since Adam are prevented from accessing the garden by our own sins. The Almighty has offered us the Way back to the garden through the sacrificial death of His Son, the second Adam. However the majority do not understand Y’shua could not die unless he sinned. Since he himself lived a completely righteous life, the only way he could die was by having sin accounted to him. This was accomplished by those who placed their hands on his head and they were not Jews … but Roman soldiers. Only those who are under the Covenant, delivered to Moshe/Moses at Mount Sinai can access this sacrifice. So, who were the Roman soldiers? How does anyone lay claim to Y’shua being their redeemer if they are not under the Covenant given to Moshe/Moses. A kinsman redeemer must be a blood relative, therefore only being an Isra’elite can make this possible. There is no metaphor or allegory in this scenario and the bogus idea of Spiritual Isra’el is null and void. We are in the Olive Tree/Isra’el or we are not, there is not a gentile Olive Tree.

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. I also saw the holy city—the New Jerusalem—coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. I also heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the dwelling of God is among men, and He shall tabernacle among them. They shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them and be their God. He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more. Nor shall there be mourning or crying or pain any longer, for the former things have passed away.” Chazon/Revelation 21:1-4 (TLV) How does the Eternal do away with death? Only in the city does this promise apply. Please read the rest of Chazon/Revelation chapter 21 and all of chapter 22 to understand this is not the traditional non-Biblical description of Heaven. The mystical Heaven, which most are taught does not exist as we cannot go there. Heaven has to come here to earth.

The Kingdom of Yah is not properly taught by most who claim they are presenting a Scripturally based account to their students. We are never turned into immortals … but must take from the Tree of Life. Access to the Tree of Life only comes by the following: Blessed [are] the ones who wash their robes, so that their authority will be over the tree of life and they may enter into the city through the gates. Outside [are] the dogs and the sorcerers and the sexually immoral people and the murderers and the idolaters and everyone who loves and who practices falsehood. Chazon/Revelation 22:14-15 (LEB) What does it mean to be outside the city gates? Sorry, this is not hell, check this out: I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Chazon/Revelation 21:22-27 (NIV)

If those outside the city bring gifts to the King, then how can they be in hell burning endlessly? How much of the teaching pertaining to heaven and hell are nothing but hogwash? All based on human need to feel superior to other human beings. Do not assume we are saying that none will perish with the second death. These concepts we will not completely fathom, until the Authority reveals them to us. Remember the Master instructed us to tell the GOOD NEWS of his Father’s Kingdom.

Shalom Aleichem!

With the help of the Ruach HaKodesh, written by:
Rabbi Danny Palmer and Bernard Yosef Honigfort

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