The Mystery & Ewe

What do divorce and the house of Israel have in common? Do people today really understand what is and was the greatest divorce of all?

To understand the teachings of Yeshua on divorce, first read all of
Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 3.

[ADONAI] says: “If a man divorces his wife, and she leaves him and marries another man, then if the first one marries her again, that land will be completely defiled. But you prostituted yourself to many lovers, yet you want to return to me?” says ADONAI. “Raise your eyes to the bare hills, take a look: where have you not had sex (turned to paganism, serving other gods)? You sat by the roadsides waiting for them like a nomad in the desert. You have defiled the land with your prostitution and wickedness. For this reason the showers have been withheld, there has been no rain in the spring; still you maintain a whore’s brazen look and refuse to be ashamed. Didn’t you just now cry to me, ‘My father, you are my friend from my youth’? [thinking,] ‘He won’t bear a grudge forever, will he? He wouldn’t maintain it right to the end.’ You say this, but you keep doing evil things, you just do whatever you want.” In the days of Yoshiyahu the king, ADONAI asked me, “Have you seen the things that backsliding Isra’el has been doing? She goes up on every bare hill and under every green tree and prostitutes herself there. I said that after she had done all these things, she would return to me; but she hasn’t returned. Meanwhile, her unfaithful sister Y’hudah has been watching. I saw that even though backsliding Isra’el had committed adultery, so that I had sent her away and given her a divorce document, unfaithful Y’hudah her sister was not moved to fear – instead she too went and prostituted herself. The ease with which Isra’el prostituted herself defiled the land, as she committed adultery with stones and with logs. Yet in spite of all this, her unfaithful sister Y’hudah has not returned to me wholeheartedly; she only makes a pretense of it,” said ADONAI. Then ADONAI said to me, “Backsliding Isra’el has proved herself more righteous than unfaithful Y’hudah. Go and proclaim these words toward the north: ‘”Return, backsliding Isra’el,” says ADONAI. “I will not frown on you, for I am merciful,” says ADONAI. “I will not bear a grudge forever. Only acknowledge your guilt, that you have committed crimes against ADONAI your God, that you were promiscuous with strangers under every green tree, and that you have not paid attention to my voice,” says ADONAI. “Return, backsliding children,” says ADONAI; “for I am your master. I will take you, one from a city, two from a family, and bring you to Tziyon. I will give you shepherds after my own heart, and they will feed you with knowledge and understanding. “‘”And,” says ADONAI, “in those days, when your numbers have increased in the land, people will no longer talk about the ark for the covenant of ADONAI – they won’t think about it, they won’t miss it, and they won’t make another one. When that time comes, they will call Yerushalayim the throne of ADONAI. All the nations will be gathered there to the name of ADONAI, to Yerushalayim. No longer will they live according to their stubbornly evil hearts. In those days, the house of Y’hudah will live together with the house of Isra’el; they will come together from the lands in the north to the land I gave your ancestors as their heritage. “‘”I thought that I would like to put you among the sons [with inheritance rights] and give you a pleasant land, the best heritage of all the nations. I thought that you would call me ‘My father’ and never stop following me. But like a faithless woman who betrays her husband, you, house of Isra’el, have betrayed me,” says ADONAI.’” A sound is heard on the heights, the house of Isra’el crying, pleading for mercy, because they have perverted their way and forgotten ADONAI their God. “Return, backsliding children, and I will heal your backsliding.” “Here we are, we are coming to you, for you are ADONAI our God. Indeed the hills have proved a delusion, likewise the orgies on the mountains. Truly the salvation of Isra’el is in ADONAI our God. But from our youth the shameful thing [idolatry] has devoured the fruit of our ancestors’ work, their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters. Let us lie down in our shame, let our disgrace cover us, for we have sinned against ADONAI our God, both we and our ancestors, from our youth until today; we have not paid attention to the voice of ADONAI our God.” Yirmeyahu 3:1-25

ADONAI did not want to divorce the house of Israel, the people had defiled themselves by breaking His covenant and turning from their faith in Him.

“For I hate divorce,” says ADONAI the God of Isra’el, “and him who covers his clothing with violence,” says ADONAI-Tzva’ot. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and don’t break faith.
Mal’akhi 2:16

Say to your brothers, ‘Ammi [My People]!’ and to your sisters, ‘Ruchamah [Pitied]!’ Rebuke your mother, rebuke her; for she isn’t my wife, and I’m not her husband. She must remove her whoring from her face, and her adulteries from between her breasts. Otherwise, I will strip her naked and place her as she was the day she was born, make her like a desert, place her like a dry land and kill her with thirst. I will have no pity on her children, for they are children of whoring their mother prostituted herself, she who conceived them behaved shamelessly; she said, ‘I will pursue my lovers, who give me my food and water, wool, flax, olive oil and wine.’ Therefore, I will block her way with thorns and put up a hedge so she can’t find her paths. She will pursue her lovers but not catch them. She will seek them but won’t find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go and return to my first husband; because things were better for me then than they are now.’ For she doesn’t know it was I who gave her the grain, the wine and the oil; I who increased her silver and gold, which they used for Ba’al. So I will take back my grain at harvest-time and my wine in its season; I will snatch away my wool and flax, given to cover her naked body. Now I will uncover her shame, while her lovers watch; and no one will save her from me. I will end her happiness, her festivals, Rosh-Hodesh, and shabbats, and all her designated times. I will ravage her vines and fig trees, of which she says, ‘These are my wages that my lovers have given me.’ But I will turn them into a forest, and wild animals will eat them. I will punish her for offering incense on the feast days of the ba’alim, when she decked herself with her earrings and jewels, pursuing her lovers and forgetting me,” says ADONAI. Hoshea 2:1-13

[Hoshea 2:1-13 is telling us how much our Father Yah hates the feasts of this world, like Christmas, Easter and all the other special (pagan) days offered to Nimrod, Ashtarot (Easter), and Tammuz]

Many (including those who only read the Tanakh, aka Old Testament) do not understand the Great Mystery. Paul eluded to the Great Mystery yet many refuse to see it. This is the GREATEST LOVE STORY NEVER TOLD.

“But now I am going to woo her – I will bring her out to the desert and I will speak to her heart. I will give her her vineyards from there and the Akhor Valley as a gateway to hope. She will respond there as she did when young, as she did when she came up from Egypt. “On that day,” says ADONAI “you will call me Ishi [My Husband]; you will no longer call me Ba’ali [My Master]. For I will remove the names of the ba’alim from her mouth; they will never again be mentioned by name. When that day comes, I will make a covenant for them with the wild animals, the birds in the air and the creeping things of the earth. I will break bow and sword, sweep battle from the land, and make them lie down securely. I will betroth you to me forever; yes, I will betroth you to me in righteousness, in justice, in grace and in compassion; I will betroth you to me in faithfulness, and you will know ADONAI. Hosea 2:14-20

There is profound truth hidden here, which I say concerns the Messiah and the Messianic Community. However, the text also applies to each of you individually: let each man love his wife as he does himself, and see that the wife respects her husband. Ephesians 5:32-33

I became a servant of the Good News because God gave me this work to do for your benefit. The work is to make fully known the message from God, the secret hidden for generations, for ages, but now made clear to the people he has set apart for himself. To them God wanted to make known how great among the Gentiles is the glorious richness of this secret. And the secret is this: the Messiah is united with you people! In that rests your hope of glory! We, for our part, proclaim him; we warn, confront and teach everyone in all wisdom; so that we may present everyone as having reached the goal, united with the Messiah. It is for this that I toil, striving with all the energy that he stirs up in me so mightily.
Colossians 1:25-29

Great beyond all question is the formerly hidden truth underlying our faith: He was manifested physically and proved righteous spiritually, seen by angels and proclaimed among the nations, trusted throughout the world and raised up in glory to heaven.
1 Timothy 3:16

This was all hidden from those in the Tanakh, it was a mystery to all. Paul knew, what it says in the Tanakh, that YHWH divorced the house of Israel because she followed other gods. The house of Israel was dispersed throughout the nations and became gentile (out of covenant) because of her sins against ADONAI. When Yeshua began His ministry, he came to reclaim His bride … HE HAD TO DIE to reclaim her.

He (Yeshua) said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Isra’el.” Mattityahu/Matthew 15:24

For God does find fault with the people when he says, “‘See! The days are coming,’ says ADONAI, ‘when I will establish over the house of Isra’el and over the house of Y’hudah a new covenant. “‘It will not be like the covenant which I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by their hand and led them forth out of the land of Egypt; because they, for their part, did not remain faithful to my covenant; so I, for my part, stopped concerning myself with them,’ says ADONAI. “‘For this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Isra’el after those days,’ says ADONAI: ‘I will put my Torah in their minds and write it on their hearts; I will be their God, and they will be my people. “‘None of them will teach his fellow-citizen or his brother, saying, “Know ADONAI!” For all will know me, from the least of them to the greatest, because I will be merciful toward their wickednesses and remember their sins no more.’” Ivrim/Hebrews 8:8-12 – this is a direct quote of Yirmeyahu 31:31-34

This is what the profound hidden truth, aka the great mystery, is all about.

The word of ADONAI came to me: “You, human being, take one stick and write on it, ‘For Y’hudah and those joined with him [among] the people of Isra’el.’ Next, take another stick and write on it, ‘For Yosef, the stick of Efrayim, and all the house of Isra’el who are joined with him.’ Finally, bring them together into a single stick, so that they become one in your hand. When your people ask you what all this means, tell them that Adonai ELOHIM says this: ‘I will take the stick of Yosef, which is in the hand of Efrayim, together with the tribes of Isra’el who are joined with him, and put them together with the stick of Y’hudah and make them a single stick, so that they become one in my hand.’ The sticks on which you write are to be in your hand as they watch. Then say to them that Adonai ELOHIM says: ‘I will take the people of Isra’el from among the nations where they have gone and gather them from every side and bring them back to their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Isra’el; and one king will be king for all of them. They will no longer be two nations, and they will never again be divided into two kingdoms. “‘They will never again defile themselves with their idols, their detestable things, or any of their transgressions; but I will save them from all the places where they have been living and sinning; and I will cleanse them, so that they will be my people, and I will be their God. My servant David will be king over them, and all of them will have one shepherd; they will live by my rulings and keep and observe my regulations. They will live in the land I gave to Ya’akov my servant, where your ancestors lived; they will live there – they, their children, and their grandchildren, forever; and David my servant will be their leader forever. I will make a covenant of peace with them, an everlasting covenant. I will give to them, increase their numbers, and set my sanctuary among them forever. My home will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people. The nations will know that I am ADONAI, who sets Isra’el apart as holy, when my sanctuary is with them forever.’” Yechezk’el/Ezekiel 37:15-28

The Two Sticks Joined

The profound hidden truth, or great mystery as some call it, that Sha’ul (Paul) spoke of, is the RESTORATION of the house of Judah and the house of Israel as one nation, the bride of ADONAI.

Note: To understand this further … ALL tribes of Isra’el were referred to as the “house of Isra’el” in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy; well before the Northern Kingdom was taken captive to the four corners of the world.


With the help of the Ruach HaKodesh, written by Bernard Yosef Honigfort
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