What Are Ewe Waiting For?

And God spoke to Moses, and he said to him, “I [am] Yahweh. And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as God Shaddai, but by my name Yahweh I was not known to them. And I not only established my covenant with them to give to them the land of Canaan, the land of their sojournings, in which they dwelt as aliens, but also I myself heard the groaning of the {Israelites}, whom [the] Egyptians [are] making to work, and I remembered my covenant. Therefore say to the {Israelites}, ‘I [am] Yahweh, and I will bring you out from under the {forced labor} of Egypt, and I will deliver you from their slavery, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great punishments. And I will take you {as my people}, and I will be {your God}, and you will know that I [am] Yahweh your God, who brought you out from under the {forced labor} of Egypt. And I will bring you to the land {that I swore} to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, and I will give it to you [as] a possession. I [am] Yahweh.” And Moses spoke thus to the {Israelites}, but they did not listen to Moses, because of {discouragement} and because of hard work. Sh’mot/Exodus 6:2-9 (LEB)

How many read these verses and others pertaining to the same topic, yet never equate the bondage Isra’el was in; which had to do with economic reasons? They were a subjugated workforce, totally dependent on the government and its business partners to supply all their needs. Mitzrayim/Egypt was not the home of Ya’akov’s descendants and they forgot this fact. The land of the Mitzrim/Egyptians was not the place for permanent settlement for the Ivrim/Hebrews. Avraham’s progeny were only to dwell in Mitzrayim for a specific time frame. Isra’el was going to be expelled from the place that was not their home but belonged to another. Yah began to fulfill the promise to the Patriarchs, concerning the land inheritance their offspring would finally acquire as their own.

The Promised Land is the reason for the Exodus, as the Eternal was keeping His promise to Avraham concerning his children’s inheritance. Every other thing that the Father guaranteed Avraham is tied to the land. So anyone claiming to be an heir to the Promise but is not looking for a physical area on the planet, are expecting the Commitment to have been altered. Elohim does not change His Way as we human-beings so frequently do. This is why He tells Bil’am/Balaam that He is not a man that He can lie. Looking for another way contrary to what Yah has stated is considering Him to be a liar. Why do so many claim to be joint heirs with Avraham’s descendants to THE PROMISE, expecting a different inheritance … such as a mystical heaven? Is the heaven spoken of in Scripture painting a different picture than the one people commonly envision in their minds?

Isra’el’s salvation was from an oppressive government, only concerned with controlling their every action. Pharaoh’s fears were based on the Hebrews prolific abundance of offspring. That fear was the people enslaved would rise up and resist the Mitzrim authority, possibly even joining an enemy to make war against them. However this is a non-issue as Isra’el had no desire to leave, they only wanted their burdens alleviated. Curiously this mindset is common in today’s world. How many want a work free environment for eternity, when we were created to perform physical tasks … as laid out by Yah? The earth belongs to the Almighty and that includes us human-beings who are made of dust. Our work on this earth will never be completed, otherwise there is no purpose for us in the plan of Yah.

Does anyone ever contemplate why people turn away from what they were taught to be the truth? Is it because they discover their teachers have lied to them about what Scripture actually says? These individuals usually go in one of two directions:

      1. Seeking the truth based on Scripture, trusting the message contained there in.
      2. Rejecting everything Scripture says because they believe it has no validity based on the deception perpetrated by their instructors.

Our purpose in this ministry is to delve into details, to commonly ignored by the majority who study the Bible. Remember the old idiom “the devil is in the details” and it is so true today. Far to many people treat the Word of Yah casually and miss how important certain aspects are in the instructions. Who has ever tried to assemble something purchased without consulting the provided directions? How often do we have to go back and redo what we have constructed as it did not turn out the way it should have? More frequently than we would like to admit. Are we willing to do the same when we discover that the Torah is the guidelines, provided by the Creator, to make sure His handiwork functions properly?

Note that the children of Isra’el are discouraged and lack faith in the Eternal to deliver them from their situation. In their minds … who could possibly free them from the mighty hand of Pharaoh, King of Mitzrayim? Trust in Yah is not part of their life, as they have looked to Mitzrayim as the source of their existence. They are going to be introduced to their Elohim in the wilderness … but first they will witness ten blows delivered to the most powerful nation at that time. Isra’el needed to see the hand of Yah in action as much as the Mitzrim did. Consider the fact that after the crossing of the Red Sea, the Almighty ceases his judgment on Mitzrayim and begins to deal with Ya’akov’s progeny and those who joined them.

Whether one is Isra’el by birth or by in-grafting, the rules are the same for both. ADONAI said to Moshe and Aharon, “This is the regulation for the Pesach lamb: no foreigner is to eat it. But if anyone has a slave he bought for money, when you have circumcised him, he may eat it. Neither a traveler nor a hired servant may eat it. It is to be eaten in one house. You are not to take any of the meat outside the house, and you are not to break any of its bones. The whole community of Isra’el is to keep it. If a foreigner staying with you wants to observe ADONAI’s Pesach, all his males must be circumcised. Then he may take part and observe it; he will be like a citizen of the land. But no uncircumcised person is to eat it. The same teaching is to apply equally to the citizen and to the foreigner living among you.”
Sh’mot 12:43-49 (CJB)

The above passage is ignored by most who claim to be in the Covenant Yah made with Isra’el. Anyone stating that they are a recipient of Y’shua’s sacrifice and then claims the rules do not apply to them, has rejected their citizenship in the Kingdom. “Do not think that I came to abolish the Torah or the Prophets! I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. Amen, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or serif shall ever pass away from the Torah until all things come to pass. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever keeps and teaches them, this one shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Mattityahu/Matthew 5:17-19 (TLV) “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens. Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’” Mattityahu 7:21-23 (ISR98) “Don’t think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you, even Moshe, on whom you have set your hope. For if you believed Moshe, you would believe me; for he wrote about me. But if you don’t believe his writings, how will you believe my words?” Yochanan/John 5:45-47 (HNV) Y’shua clearly states that we are to use the instructions given to us by Moshe from Yah as our Way of Life.

And after they were silent, Jacob responded, saying, “Men, brothers, hear me: Simon recounted how even as at first YAHWEH oversaw to take a people out from among the nations for His name. And with this agree the Words of the prophets, as it has been written, After these things ‘I will return and will build again the tabernacle of David which has fallen, And I will build again the things which have been demolished, and I will set it up, So that YAHWEH will seek the remainder of mankind and all the nations, those who My name is called over them, said YAHWEH who made all these things. The works of YAHWEH are known from eternity.’ For this reason I judge not to trouble those from the nations turning toYAHWEH, but to write to them to hold back from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and blood. For in every city from ancient generations Moses has those proclaiming Him, having been read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.” Acts 15:13-21 (HRB) So then belief comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of יהוה. Romans 10:17 (Halleluyah Scriptures) We read above that both Ya’akov/James, the Master’s brother, and Sha’ul/Paul are in agreement as to what instructions are to be read every Shabat. There is no doubt the Torah is what both gentlemen are referring to, as the writings called the New Testament did not exist yet. Both men expect the recipients of the information to have no difficulty discerning the readings they are pointing to. So Sha’ul declares that by hearing the Torah read every week is how we learn to trust the Word of Yah.

Not one place in the Torah are we led to believe in the concept of the immortal soul. Therefore why are people so intent on discarding the land of the Promise as His guarantee to Avraham, Yitz’chak, Ya’akov, and their descendants. “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.” Thus said יהוה, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the laws of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea, and its waves roar – יהוה of hosts is His Name: “If these laws vanish from before Me,” declares יהוה, “then the seed of Yisra’ĕl shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.” Thus said יהוה, “If the heavens above could be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I would also cast off all the seed of Yisra’ĕl for all that they have done,” declares יהוה.” Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 31:31-37 (ISR98)

Where in Scripture is this Covenant ever with the gentiles/nations? Nowhere will we find this promise ever being changed. Ideas of heaven and hell in most theological teachings, deceive people into thinking that only the SAVED are spared punishment. With this thought line, one cannot explain the prophecies which tell of other people still existing outside of the Promised Land. This pagan concept of gaining control over your god by knowing his name is not valid in the Word of Elohim. Calling upon the name of Yah requires acknowledging His authority. Y’shua warns us not to take our relationship with the Father for granted as the rules will always apply. We are informed that the heavens and the earth are witnesses against Isra’el. The sun, the moon, and the stars are the way the heavens witness, as they keep time. Earth’s witness is in life sustaining cycles. If either of these two were to ever go away … then the Eternal would be a liar. Therefore the Covenant depends on these two attestants, to show the contract is still in effect. Without their testimony, creation has no hope, do not forget we are created and not eternal.

Remember the following: “For just as the new heavens and the new earth that I am making will remain standing before me,” declares Jehovah, “so your offspring and your name will remain.” “And from new moon to new moon and from sabbath to sabbath, All flesh will come in to bow down before me,” says Jehovah. “And they will go out and look on the carcasses of the men who rebelled against me; For the worms on them will not die, And their fire will not be extinguished, And they will become something repulsive to all people.” Yesha’yahu/Isaiah 66:22-24 (NWT) In these verses, the word new does not mean something that never existed before, it is best understood as to freshen, restore, or renew. Think of the following statement … a male has changed his life by eliminating a detrimental activity of which he had long participated in. Following this positive alteration, it is said that he is now a new man … which does not mean he is not the same physical being as before. This concept is the best approach to Scripture when referring to the Hebrew word חדש/Chadash. Also Rosh Chodesh/New Moon and Shabat will be observed on the “New Earth”.

As we pointed out in this teaching, details do matter and ignoring them could lead us to destruction. Would it not be better to adhere to them to the best of our knowledge because of our trust in Yah? Those who accuse anyone who attempts a Torah based lifestyle, of legalistic observance for salvation … is actually rebuking someone for trying to obey the Eternal. Legalism is actually when one attempts to distort the meaning of a rule in order to avoid keeping it. Why do we allow those who spit on Yah’s Word to make us feel inadequate? Is this not calling Y’shua a liar, as his Father’s word and work are the Son’s testimony? So if the Master did not have the authority to change the rules … how dare anyone assume that we can give ourselves that right? This idea, of disputing what the Teacher said, is lawlessness.

What happened to the first two human-beings in the garden when they decided that eating the fruit would make them like Him? He showed them what a horrible mistake they had made when He expelled them from that environment. The punishment also included death and this is still in effect. Yah is He who they did not believe, when He warned them of the consequences to come … from eating the one fruit off limits to them. Even now we must deal with the fact there is no blessing for sin. Calling upon the name does not give us immunity to the law. The New Covenant is not yet in full effect as we still die, this is the wages of sin.

Shalom Aleichem!

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

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