Aron HaEdut/The Ark of the Testimony is also the throne of the Monarch. He sets over the tablets of the B’rit/Covenant to show that he is the one who owns the testimony. Yah is expressing, by his behavior, that we know whether the witness is true or not. The idea is that by realizing he is keeping them so near that they are what his character is. Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. D’varim/Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (NIV) This section of the Torah is instructing us how to come to know Yah and his Kingdom, is by studying, meditating, pondering, contemplating his description of what kind of being he is. He therefore expects us to be like him by copying his example.
“See, the days are coming,” declares יהוה, “when I shall make a new covenant with the house of Yisra’ĕl and with the house of Yehuḏah, not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares יהוה. “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’ĕl after those days, declares יהוה: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. “And no longer shall they teach, each one his neighbour, and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know יהוה,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares יהוה. “For I shall forgive their crookedness, and remember their sin no more.” Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 31:31-34 (IRS98) This theme is referred to by Y’shua speaking to Yochanan/John in the Hazon/Revelation as follows – The dragon grew angry with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep God’s mitzvot and hold Yeshua’ testimony. Chazon 12:17 (HNV) What is Y’shua’s testimony? It is the same words spoken to Moshe on Mount Sinai as these are what is on the Tablets.
“When you come to the land which the LORD your God gives you, and you possess it and dwell in it, and then say, ‘I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are round about me’; you may indeed set as king over you him whom the LORD your God will choose. One from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not put a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. Only he must not multiply horses for himself, or cause the people to return to Egypt in order to multiply horses, since the LORD has said to you, ‘You shall never return that way again.’ And he shall not multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly multiply for himself silver and gold. “And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, from that which is in the charge of the Levitical priests; and it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them; that his heart may not be lifted up above his brethren, and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, either to the right hand or to the left; so that he may continue long in his kingdom, he and his children, in Israel. D’varim 17:14-20 (RSV)
So where does the king keep his copy of the Torah? Is it near his right hand? Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength. Chazon 1:12-16 (ESV)
And I saw, in the right hand of him that sat on the throne, a book, written within and without, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel, proclaiming with a loud voice: Who is worthy to open the book and to loose the seals thereof? And no man was able, neither in heaven nor on earth nor under the earth, to open the book, nor to look on it. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open the book, nor to see it. And one of the ancients said to me: Weep not: behold the lion of the tribe of Juda, the root of David, hath prevailed to open the book and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I saw: and behold in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures and in the midst of the ancients, a Lamb standing, as it were slain, having seven horns and seven eyes: which are the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat on the throne. And when he had opened the book, the four living creatures and the four and twenty ancients fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new canticle, saying: Thou art worthy, O Lord, to take the book and to open the seals thereof: because thou wast slain and hast redeemed us to God, in thy blood, out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation: And hast made us to our God a kingdom and priests, and we shall reign on the earth. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the living creatures and the ancients (and the number of them was thousands of thousands), Saying with a loud voice: The Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive power and divinity and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and benediction. And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard all saying: To him that sitteth on the throne and to the Lamb, benediction and honour and glory and power, for ever and ever. And the four living creatures said: Amen. And the four and twenty ancients fell down on their faces and adored him that liveth for ever and ever. Chazon 5:1-14 (DRA)
And Moses turned and went down from the mount, and the two tablets of the testimony were in his hand. The tablets were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written. And the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tablets. Sh’mot/Exodus 32:15-16 (KJ21) As you notice in the above paragraph from the Hazon, the scroll/book is written on both sides, as were the tablets; not just on the one side. The picture most have inherited from movies and such are of two tablets with only the Ten Commandments split between them. This is not an accurate description compared with the text available. If this were the ONLY incorrect visual we had passed on to us, it would not be so much of a problem. However do to flawed and even ignorant perceptions established by those who do not even understand the concepts that Yah is trying to get across to us, we have built sandcastles that the Word easily washes away. Starting from scratch is not a bad thing if we really desire the truth.
One of the current segments of scripture creating a consternation among professing believers is the infamous mark of the beast. Not understanding what a mark implies has created an incorrect perspective pertaining to this enigma. This concept presents an issue when considering what Y’shua tells us Chazon 14:1-4 (HCSB) Then I looked, and there on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with Him were 144,000 who had His name and His Father’s name written on their foreheads. I heard a sound from heaven like the sound of cascading waters and like the rumbling of loud thunder. The sound I heard was also like harpists playing on their harps. They sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders, but no one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. These are the ones not defiled with women, for they have kept their virginity. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were redeemed from the human race as the firstfruits for God and the Lamb. We can see that Yah has a mark for his servants also. Will people know the difference between the marks if they do not know the Word of Yah?
As stated above, there is more then one mark to be aware of as in the following from the same chapter verses 9-11 – Another angel, a third one, followed them and said in a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives the mark on his forehead or on his hand, he will indeed drink the wine of God’s fury poured undiluted into the cup of his rage. He will be tormented by fire and sulfur before the holy angels and before the Lamb, and the smoke from their tormenting goes up forever and ever. They have no rest, day or night, those who worship the beast and its image and those who receive the mark of its name.” (CJB) The Greek word for mark is tied to Character and it does not require an actual visible symbol such as etching, engraving, tattoo, or similar markings … but can mean a lifestyle or action. Since this mark is contrary/opposed to Yah’s Kingdom, the identifying manifestation is completely the opposite of what the Torah informs us of. Then escort Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the congregation tent, and wash them carefully with water. Take all the ceremonial garments and put them on Aaron: the tunic, the robe worn under the vest, the vest, and the breast piece. Fasten the vest’s waistband around him as well. Place the turban on his head and attach the sacred medallion to the front of it. When he is completely dressed, pour the anointing oil over his head. Sh’mot 29:4-7 (VOICE) The medallion mentioned is described in Sh’mot 28:36-38 (NLT) “Next make a medallion of pure gold, and engrave it like a seal with these words: Holy to the lord. Attach the medallion with a blue cord to the front of Aaron’s turban, where it must remain. Aaron must wear it on his forehead so he may take on himself any guilt of the people of Israel when they consecrate their sacred offerings. He must always wear it on his forehead so the Lord will accept the people.
Aharon was to wear this sign that the Cohen HaG’dol was to be set apart/dedicated to Yah. This meant every function that the Cohen would perform had to reflect Yah in his ways. The word used for set apart in this instance is where we get the Nazir/Nazarite, which is someone who has undertaken a vow of abstention. Unfortunately to many are confused about the difference between a Nazarite and a Nazarene as they are not even the same word or from the same Hebrew root word. Y’shua was a Netzer, not a Nazir. If Y’shua had been a Nazir, then he would not have asked the Father to let the cup pass from him, if possible. Not being an allegorical statement, the cup had to be drank in order for Y’shua to take on Isra’el’s sins. Being that the cup of blessing and the cup of wrath are one in the same cup – not two different cups – drinking from the cup put him in Covenant to stand in for us. Y’shua was not deserving of the punishment he accepted … we were.
Who has believed our report? And to whom was the arm of יהוה revealed? For He grew up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or splendour that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should desire Him – despised and rejected by men, a man of pains and knowing sickness. And as one from whom the face is hidden, being despised, and we did not consider Him. Truly, He has borne our sicknesses and carried our pains. Yet we reckoned Him stricken, smitten by Elohim, and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our crookednesses. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. We all, like sheep, went astray, each one of us has turned to his own way. And יהוה has laid on Him the crookedness of us all. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, but He did not open His mouth. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, but He did not open His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment. And as for His generation, who considered that He shall be cut off from the land of the living? For the transgression of My people He was stricken. And He was appointed a grave with the wrong, and with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was deceit in His mouth. But יהוה was pleased to crush Him, He laid sickness on Him, that when He made Himself an offering for guilt, He would see a seed, He would prolong His days and the pleasure of יהוה prosper in His hand. He would see the result of the suffering of His life and be satisfied. Through His knowledge My righteous Servant makes many righteous, and He bears their crookednesses. Therefore I give Him a portion among the great, and He divides the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His being unto death, and He was counted with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Yesha’yahu/Isaiah 53:1-12 (ISR98)
When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. Luke 22:14-20 (NIV) In this passage Mashiach tells us that he will not drink of the cup again until the Kingdom, however in order to be the sacrifice he had to have drank the cup of the Covenant. Otherwise his prayer, in the garden, would have been meaningless.
In the third month, after the children of Israel were gone out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. For they departed from Rephidim, and came to the desert of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness, even there Israel camped before the mount. But Moses went up unto God, for the Lord had called out of the mount unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel. Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I carried you upon eagle’s wings, and have brought you unto me. Now therefore if ye will hear my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be my chief treasure above all people, though all the earth be mine. Ye shall be unto me also a kingdom of Priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. Moses then came and called for the Elders of the people, and proposed unto them all these things, which the Lord commanded him. And the people answered all together, and said, All that the Lord hath commanded, we will do. And Moses reported the words of the people unto the Lord. And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear while I talk with thee, and that they may also believe thee forever. (For Moses had told the words of the people unto the Lord.) Moreover the Lord said unto Moses, Go to the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes. And let them be ready on the third day: for the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai: And thou shalt set marks unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up to the mount, nor touch the border of it, whosoever toucheth the mount, shall surely die. No hand shall touch it, but he shall be stoned to death, or stricken through with darts: whether it be beast or man, he shall not live: when the horn bloweth long, they shall come up into the mountain. Then Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes. And he said unto the people, Be ready on the third day, and come not at your wives. And the third day, when it was morning, there was thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the sound of the trumpet exceeding loud, so that all the people that was in the camp was afraid. Then Moses brought the people out of the tents to meet with God, and they stood in the nether part of the mount. And mount Sinai was all on smoke, because the Lord came down upon it in fire, and the smoke thereof ascended, as the smoke of a furnace, and all the mount trembled exceedingly. And when the sound of the trumpet blew long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by voice. (For the Lord came down upon mount Sinai on the top of the mount) and when the Lord called Moses up into the top of the mount, Moses went up. Then the Lord said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, that they break not their bounds, to go up to the Lord to gaze, lest many of them perish. And let the Priests also which come to the Lord be sanctified, lest the Lord destroy them. And Moses said unto the Lord, The people cannot come up into the mount Sinai: for thou hast charged us, saying, Set marks on the mountain, and sanctify it. And the Lord said unto him, Go, get thee down, and come up thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the Priests and the people break their bounds to come up unto the Lord, lest he destroy them. So Moses went down unto the people, and told them. Sh’mot 19:1-25 (GNV)
Moshe presented the Torah to the Children of Isra’el before he ever had the Tablets and they accepted what Yah had given to Moshe and promised to obey all of it. After agreeing to the Covenant, they are instructed to remain pure and wash their clothes and wait for the third day for Yah to reveal his presence to them. He does this visually and verbally, however the text seems to imply they could hear his voice but maybe not understand what he said. This concept seems to be accurate when we take into account that Moshe reads them the Covenant again after coming back down from Mount Sinai in Sh’mot chapter 24:1-8 (NKJV) Now He said to Moses, “Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar. And Moses alone shall come near the Lord, but they shall not come near; nor shall the people go up with him.” So Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words which the Lord has said we will do.” And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord. And he rose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel. Then he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the Lord. And Moses took half the blood and put it in basins, and half the blood he sprinkled on the altar. Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that the Lord has said we will do, and be obedient.” And Moses took the blood, sprinkled it on the people, and said, “This is the blood of the covenant which the Lord has made with you according to all these words.”
Then you shall take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him. Sh’mot 29:7 (NASB) This verse involves the anointing of Aharon which is proclaiming him a Mashiach, this is not a person but an assignment. What was Y’shua’s assignment? And while He was in Bethany, [a guest] in the house of Simon the leper, as He was reclining [at table], a woman came with an alabaster jar of ointment (perfume) of pure nard, very costly and precious; and she broke the jar and poured [the perfume] over His head. But there were some who were moved with indignation and said to themselves, To what purpose was the ointment (perfume) thus wasted? For it was possible to have sold this [perfume] for more than 300 denarii [a laboring man’s wages for a year] and to have given [the money] to the poor. And they censured and reproved her. But Jesus said, Let her alone; why are you troubling her? She has done a good and beautiful thing to Me [praiseworthy and noble]. For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you will not always have Me. She has done what she could; she came beforehand to anoint My body for the burial. And surely I tell you, wherever the good news (the Gospel) is proclaimed in the entire world, what she has done will be told in memory of her. Mark 14:3-9 (AMP)
If Y’shua had abolished his Fathers Kingdom, for his own; he would be THE anti-mashiach as he would not have fulfilled his assignment but would have changed it. The Torah is Yah’s declaration as to what his Kingdom is about. Those who cannot discern from scripture who the Father and the Son are miss the method of recognition provided. He is not returning to a people who merely praise His Name but a people who live the life that honors him. Honor is an action, not a simple vocal expression. Y’shua proclaimed “if you love me, then keep my Commandments”. Since Yochanan Identifies Y’shua as the creator aspect of Elohim, then a sign ignored by so many is “Remember the day, Shabbat, to set it apart for God. You have six days to labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Shabbat for Adonai your God. On it, you are not to do any kind of work — not you, your son or your daughter, not your male or female slave, not your livestock, and not the foreigner staying with you inside the gates to your property. For in six days, Adonai made heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. This is why Adonai blessed the day, Shabbat, and separated it for himself. Sh’mot 20:8-11 (CJB) “Speak also to the children of Yisra’el, saying, ‘Most assuredly you shall keep my Shabbatot: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you. You shall keep the Shabbat therefore; for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Shabbat of solemn rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the day of Shabbat shall surely be put to death. Therefore the children of Yisra’el shall keep the Shabbat, to observe the Shabbat throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Yisra’el forever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and eretz, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.'” Sh’mot 31:13-17 (HNV)
If Y’shua is the human Aron HaEdut, his testimony cannot change because if it does … it is worthless. According to what Y’shua tells Yochanan, the other children the dragon goes after will keep those Commandments given to Moshe and have his testimony. Therefore if he changed the rules – NO ONE could possibly comply with that previous statement. Ironically the instructions were given to Moshe by Y’shua himself. By this standard you would have to be able to do two different things at the same time – such as going forward and backward or right and left at the same time. Try that one and see how it works out … if you live through this, let us know.
The question we must each pose to ourselves is what is our testimony? If it is not the same as Y’shua’s then we do not have to worry about the dragon – because we are already his. What sign or mark are we displaying in our every day walk? Do we want to hear “well done good and faithful servant” or “go away I do not know you – lawless one”?
As always this assembly and its teacher are encouraging us all to constantly improve our walk with Yah and Y’shua. We cannot do this if we resist the Ruach HaKodesh. The Master tells us that those who lead must serve, so humility is necessary to submit to this calling. Everyone will not have the same amount of success as we are each given certain gifts and are expected to use them to our utmost ability. Some will have greater impact – not because they are more blessed but because they have been given a venue that allows this. Those who do not have huge return are not less, provided they have used the talents and means entrusted to them properly.
With the help of the Ruach HaKodesh written by Rabbi Danny Palmer.
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Newest teachings are listed first.
- 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?
- Hay Ewe The theme of this teaching is EVERY WORD: Moshe came and told the people everything ADONAI had said, including all the rulings. The people answered with one voice: “We will obey every word ADONAI has spoken.” Exodus 24:3
- 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?
- 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?
Also check out The Covenant – Video Teaching Series, There are videos that go with the written teachings above.
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