Are Ewe Patient?

And God said, “Let there be lights in the vaulted dome of heaven {to separate day from night}, and let them be as signs and for appointed times, and for days and years, and they shall be as lights in the vaulted dome of heaven to give light on the earth.” And it [was] so. And God made two lights, the greater light to rule the day and the smaller light to rule the night, and the stars. And God placed them in the vaulted dome of heaven to give light on the earth and to rule over the day and over the night, and to {separate light from darkness}. And God saw that [it was] good. And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. B’resheit/Genesis 1:14-19 (LEB) According to Scripture, Yah establishes the aspect of time for creation … it is not necessary for Him. We are going to examine humanities lack of patience and trust. Sometimes only one of the two is in doubt in our minds.

Then ADONAI, God, formed a person [Hebrew: adam] from the dust of the ground [Hebrew: adamah] and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, so that he became a living being. B’resheit 2:7 (CJB) Remember: Yah tells us what we are made of and where life comes from. And YAHWEH Elohim took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden, to work it and to keep it. And YAHWEH Elohim commanded the man, saying, Eating you may eat of every tree in the garden; but of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil you may not eat, for in the day that you eat of it, surely you shall die. B’resheit 2:15-17 (HRB) Once again we need to remind everyone that death is not a reward … it is a punishment! Death is the end of life or the absence of it.

Now the snake was the most cunning animal that the Lord God had made. The snake asked the woman, “Did God really tell you not to eat fruit from any tree in the garden? We may eat the fruit of any tree in the garden,” the woman answered, “except the tree in the middle of it. God told us not to eat the fruit of that tree or even touch it; if we do, we will die.” The snake replied, “That’s not true; you will not die. God said that because he knows that when you eat it, you will be like God and know what is good and what is bad.” B’resheit 3:1-5 (GNT) The deception introduced by the נחש/nachash/snake is that we can be more than human beings … and this is a lie. We believe this is where humanity developed the false concept of an immortal soul. This is one of the most destructive ideas mankind has ever introduced. Ever since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—God’s eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, because they are understood through the things God has made. So humans are without excuse. Although they knew God, they didn’t honor God as God or thank him. Instead, their reasoning became pointless, and their foolish hearts were darkened. While they were claiming to be wise, they made fools of themselves. They exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images that look like mortal humans: birds, animals, and reptiles. So God abandoned them to their hearts’ desires, which led to the moral corruption of degrading their own bodies with each other. They traded God’s truth for a lie, and they worshipped and served the creation instead of the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Romans 1:20-25 (CEB) 

What is the creation that so frequently elevates itself to equality with its creator? There is only one group of beings guilty of this offense … humanity is that party we are speaking of. Idolatry is choosing our desires over the Eternal’s will. This is what defines the man of Torahlessness/Lawlessness – man in this context is plural, not singular. Please keep in mind that Yochanan/John warned us to stop looking for just one rebellious individual but for many at the same time. People who claim they believe the Word of Yah need to stop looking for just one anti-mashiach, for there is a large quantity of them in the world today.

And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” B’resheit 3:17-19 (ESV) What does Yah say we are made of and what happens to us when we die? And Yahweh God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. So he drove the man out, and placed cherubim east of the garden of Eden, and {a flaming, turning sword} to guard the way to the tree of life. B’resheit 3:23-24 (LEB) Why do we die? It is because we cannot eat from the Tree of Life at this time. Disobedience is depriving us of eternal life, just as it did to Adam and Chavah/Eve in the garden. Impatience brings nothing but destruction and we continue to hold onto this very problem perpetually.

יהוה, You have been our refuge In all generations. Before the mountains were born, Or You had brought forth the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting You are Ěl. You turn man back to dust, And say, “Return, O children of men.” For a thousand years in Your eyes Are like yesterday that has past, Or like a watch in the night. You have swept them away, They are as a sleep, Like grass that springs up in the morning. At evening it is cut down and withered. For we have been consumed by Your displeasure, And by Your wrath we are alarmed. You have set our crookednesses before You, Our secret sin in the light of Your face. For all our days have passed away in Your wrath, We spend our years like a whisper. The days of our lives are seventy years; Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet the best of them is but toil and exertion; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knows the power of Your displeasure? And your wrath, according to the fear of You? Teach us to number our days, And let us bring the heart to wisdom. Return, O יהוה! How long? And be sorry for Your servants. Satisfy us in the morning with Your kindness, And let us sing for joy all our days! Give us joy according to The days You have afflicted us, The years we have seen evil. Reveal Your work to Your servants, And Your splendour to their children. And let the pleasantness Of יהוה our Elohim be upon us, And confirm the work of our hands for us; O confirm the work of our hands! Tehillim/Psalms 90:1-17 (ISR98)

This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him in God’s likeness. He created them male and female, and blessed them. On the day they were created, he named them Adam. Adam lived one hundred thirty years, and became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. The days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he became the father of other sons and daughters. All the days that Adam lived were nine hundred thirty years, then he died.
B’resheit 5:1-5 (WMB) Adam did not live a day after he ate the fruit and to understand this concept, one must be aware of what the above Psalm states concerning the Father’s view of time (red). If a day is as a thousand years to the Almighty, the warning he gave to the human being absolutely came to pass. Flying away (blue) has nothing to do with going to heaven or any other mystical concept but rather deals with dust blowing in the wind. To many times people who proclaim their trust in Yah and His Mashiach do not actually believe those who have been given the assignment to deliver His report.

This is the history of Te′rah. Te′rah became father to A′bram, Na′hor, and Ha′ran; and Ha′ran became father to Lot. While his father Te′rah was still alive, Ha′ran died in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chal·de′ans. A′bram and Na′hor took wives for themselves. The name of A′bram’s wife was Sar′ai, and the name of Na′hor’s wife was Mil′cah, the daughter of Ha′ran, the father of Mil′cah and Is′cah. Now Sar′ai was barren; she had no child. Te′rah then took A′bram his son and Lot his grandson, the son of Ha′ran, and Sar′ai his daughter-in-law, the wife of A′bram his son, and they went with him out of Ur of the Chal·de′ans to go to the land of Ca′naan. In time they came to Ha′ran and began dwelling there. The days of Te′rah were 205 years. Then Te′rah died in Ha′ran. B’resheit 11:27-32 (NWT) How many realize that Avram’s father is the one who took his family from Ur to Charan? This will make a huge difference in ones perspective as we move on to the next segment of this account.

Then Adonai said to Abram, “Get going out from your land, and from your relatives, and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you. My heart’s desire is to make you into a great nation, to bless you, to make your name great so that you may be a blessing. My desire is to bless those who bless you, but whoever curses you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” So Abram went, just as Adonai had spoken to him. Also Lot went with him. (Now Abram was 75 years old when he departed from Haran.) Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions that they had acquired, and the people that they acquired in Haran, and they left to go to the land of Canaan, and they entered the land of Canaan. Abram passed through the land as far as the place of Shechem, as far as Moreh’s big tree. (The Canaanites were in the land then.) Then Adonai appeared to Abram, and said, “I will give this land to your seed.” So there he built an altar to Adonai, who had appeared to him. B’resheit 12:1-7 (TLV)

Avram receives the instruction and promise, from the Eternal, at the age of 75 years. This guarantee is made to a man who has no children (red) to inherit what has been assured by Elohim. Our ancestor, Avram, proceeds to go through a list of potential recipients of this promise beginning with his nephew Lot, followed by Eli’ezer his servant, then his first born Yishma’el, finally arriving 25 years later with the birth of Yitz’chak, the promised son. The man Avram continued to believe what Yah told him would come to pass, however his own understanding was not what the Father meant would happen. How many times do we know something is going to happen but we allow our doubts and frustrations to eat away at us? Humanity deals with this issue repeatedly and we to often become discouraged and wonder why our expectation is not being realized. Is it because we expect the Almighty to follow our time schedule?

Jacob now dwelt in the land, wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. These are the generations of Jacob when Joseph was seventeen years old, he kept sheep with his brethren, and the child was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, And Joseph brought unto their father their evil saying. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he begat him in his old age and he made him a coat of many colors. So when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, then they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and told his brethren, who hated him so much the more. For he said unto them, Hear, I pray you this dream which I have dreamed. Behold now, we were binding sheaves in the midst of the field: and lo, my sheaf arose and also stood upright, and behold, your sheaves compassed round about, and did reverence to my sheaf. Then his brethren said to him, What, shalt thou reign over us, and rule us? or shalt thou have altogether dominion over us? And they hated him so much the more, for his dreams, and for his words. Again he dreamed another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have had one dream more, and behold, the Sun and the Moon and eleven stars did reverence to me. Then he told it unto his father and to his brethren, and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this thy dream, which thou hast dreamed? shall I, and thy mother, and thy brethren come indeed and fall on the ground before thee? And his brethren envied him, but his father noted the saying. B’resheit 37:1-11 (GNV)

An immature teenage boy has two dreams; which he proudly tells to his brothers and father, expecting them to be excited about his being exalted above them. He is apparently unaware of his siblings resentment towards him in regards to the preferential treatment their father shows him. Events that follow would cause anyone to wonder what went wrong with their expectations. Who of us would not be discouraged by what Yosef goes through before those dreams are finally realized. We will now move ahead in time to see what finally occurs in regard to the manifestation of those promises.

And the sons of Israel came to buy food among them that came: for there was famine in the land of Canaan. Now Joseph was governor of the land, who sold to all the people of the land: then Joseph’s brethren came, and bowed their faces to the ground before him. And when Joseph saw his brethren, he knew them, and made himself strange toward them, and spake to them roughly, and said unto them, Whence come ye? Who answered, Out of the land of Canaan, to buy vittles. (Now Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. And Joseph remembered the dreams, which he dreamed of them) and he said unto them, Ye are spies, and are come to see the weakness of the land. B’resheit 42:5-9 (GNV)

A more mature young man, who has been favored and given responsibility by officials of a foreign land, now begins to see how those dreams of his youth are finally coming to pass. No doubt Yosef realizes that his perspective of the events, that have occurred, have not turned out the way he most likely imagined they would. Twenty years have passed since those ideas were revealed to him by the Eternal and now after much heartache and disappointment things are beginning to make sense to him. Boy … did this story go in a direction no one would want to envision for themselves. From a pit to a position of authority displays the plan was not Yosef’s but was Yah’s.

Endurance is the common thread from a great-grandfather to his great-grandson and continues still to this day. How many know what it feels like to have a revelation about yourself for your life, that is given to you by the Father, but still has not been manifested in your life? Imagine if that process were to take twenty or more years to accomplish. Are we willing to be tested by the Almighty to display our trust in Him, by waiting even if it tests our own patience. Consider a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day.

What are we waiting for? Is it not the same thing our fathers were waiting for? A promise to be fulfilled according to the criteria of the one who made the promise. Do we really know what that promise is or have we been deceived into thinking that promise is something else? Y’shua did not come to change that promise but to make sure we could expect it to be honored by Yah.

If the guarantee the Eternal has given does not happen the way we think it should, will we reject it? Examine the Word for the answers are there for those that will seek them. Seek and we shall find but we will not find what we do not seek. All Scripture is tied together and cannot be interpreted alone. In the beginning starts with B’resheit and moves forward. He has revealed to us the end from the beginning.

And he showed me a river of living water, transparent [as] crystal, which proceeded from the throne of God and the Lamb. And in the middle of its broad avenue, and near the river, on this side and on that, [was] the tree of life; which bore twelve [sorts of] fruits yielding one of its fruits each month: and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations. And there will be no blight any more: and the throne of God and the Lamb will be in it; and his servants will minister to him. Chazon/Revelation 22:1-3 (Murdock) Is what we see, in the world today, appear anything like what the entirety of the report declares? Who has believed our report? And to whom is the arm of YAHWEH revealed? Yesha’yahu/Isaiah 53:1 (HRB) Has the Father kept His word to Avraham and if not what reason is there to trust Him? Those that have been taught that the Almighty is finished with Isra’el, have been lied to. The New Testament is only for Isra’el and no one else. We are either in the Olive Tree or we are not.

Shalom Aleichem!

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

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