Hear this word which I take up against you, this lamentation, O house of Yisra’ĕl: The maiden of Yisra’ĕl has fallen, not to rise again. She lies forsaken on her land, with no one to lift her up. For thus said the Master יהוה, “The city that goes out by a thousand has a hundred left, and that which goes out by a hundred has ten left to the house of Yisra’ĕl.” For thus said יהוה to the house of Yisra’ĕl, “Seek Me and live, but do not seek Bĕyth Ěl, nor enter Gilgal, nor pass over to Be’ĕrsheḇa. For Gilgal shall certainly go into exile, and Bĕyth Ěl become a non-entity. “Seek יהוה and live, lest He break out like fire upon the house of Yosĕph, and shall consume it, with no one to quench it in Bĕyth Ěl. ‘Amos 5:1-6 (ISR98)
The Prophet ‘Amos, like his contemporaries Yesha’yahu, Hoshea, and Mikah are declaring many warnings to the Northern Kingdom for its Torahlessness. From the time Yarov’am/Jeroboam 1st has spiraled down into sin and lawlessness in order to look different than the Southern Kingdom of Y’hudah/Judah. They changed the times of Yah’s Feasts and adopted laws and customs of their neighbors in defiance of Yah’s will.
Like the other Nevi’im/Prophets who would come during the following years they continued to declare that one day restoration would come. The house of Isra’el was warned that they would be put outside the camp for their transgressions. This is the exile referred to by the Nevi’im beginning with Moshe in the Torah. Interestingly the Hebrew word for exile is Galut and has come down to us linguistically, especially in English, as someone not so bright mentally. This fits perfectly with Yah’s description for those who think His ways are to hard and then choose a path that leads us to constant problems in our lives. Who is smarter Yah or us? I believe our circumstances over the years answered this question, not us.
Galut means we are not in the land Yah promised our father Avraham. Adonai said to Avram, after Lot had moved away from him, “Look all around you from where you are, to the north, the south, the east and the west. All the land you see I will give to you and your descendants forever, and I will make your descendants as numerous as the specks of dust on the earth — so that if a person can count the specks of dust on the earth, then your descendants can be counted. Get up and walk through the length and breadth of the land, because I will give it to you.” Avram moved his tent and came to live by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hevron. There he built an altar to Adonai. B’reshit/Genesis 13:14-18 (CJB) Unless Avraham is also named Kal El then I do not believe that he could see the western hemisphere, Australia, or the islands in the seas. As Yah informed Avraham that he would be able to see the land given to his descendants.
And I will set your border from the Red Sea to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates, for I will give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you. You shall make no covenant with them and their gods. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.” Sh’mot/Exodus 23:31-33 (ESV) The Lord said to Moses, “Command the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter Canaan, the land that will be allotted to you as an inheritance is to have these boundaries: Your southern side will include some of the Desert of Zin along the border of Edom. Your southern boundary will start in the east from the southern end of the Dead Sea, cross south of Scorpion Pass, continue on to Zin and go south of Kadesh Barnea. Then it will go to Hazar Addar and over to Azmon, where it will turn, join the Wadi of Egypt and end at the Mediterranean Sea. Your western boundary will be the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. This will be your boundary on the west. For your northern boundary, run a line from the Mediterranean Sea to Mount Hor and from Mount Hor to Lebo Hamath. Then the boundary will go to Zedad, continue to Ziphron and end at Hazar Enan. This will be your boundary on the north. For your eastern boundary, run a line from Hazar Enan to Shepham. The boundary will go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain and continue along the slopes east of the Sea of Galilee. Then the boundary will go down along the Jordan and end at the Dead Sea. This will be your land, with its boundaries on every side.’” B’midbar/Numbers 34:1-12 (NIV) Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand against you; the Lord your God will put the dread of you and the fear of you upon all the land where you tread, just as He has said to you. D’varim/Deuteronomy 11:24-25 (NKJV) This is the land that remains: all the regions of the Philistines and all those of the Geshurites; from the Shihor which is east of Egypt, even as far as the border of Ekron to the north (it is counted as Canaanite); the five lords of the Philistines: the Gazite, the Ashdodite, the Ashkelonite, the Gittite, the Ekronite; and the Avvite to the south, all the land of the Canaanite, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians, as far as Aphek, to the border of the Amorite; and the land of the Gebalite, and all of Lebanon, toward the east, from Baal-gad below Mount Hermon as far as Lebo-hamath. All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon as far as Misrephoth-maim, all the Sidonians, I will drive them out from before the sons of Israel; only allot it to Israel for an inheritance as I have commanded you. Now therefore, apportion this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh.” Y’hoshua/Joshua 13:2-7 (NASB)
As the above sections of scripture clearly identify the land promised to the 9½ tribes, was where Avraham set his foot and saw what Yah declared to be his descendants homeland. Once again we are dealing with the Torah concept of not moving a boundary marker. Unfortunately many choose to interpret these passages, and others I have not mentioned, as telling us where ever we want to put our foot belongs to us. Sadly this would be stealing other peoples land. The likely error is arrived at in this scenario by thinking that scripture tells that nobody else will be left but us. This flies in face of Torah and the Revelation, which speak of other people in other lands … still existing!
One major flaw in the above mindset misunderstands chosen to mean for me only. The first born of which Efraim is, as the representative face of the house of Isra’el, entails responsibility not selfishness. Misusing the instructions Moshe handed down to us from Yah has caused turmoil and devastation on the earth and has given Elohim a bad reputation. When a son does not reveal the character of his father, in a true light, it is the father who looks bad. How often do we misrepresent our Father when we misquote and misuse His authority given to us. Once again when we do this we are bearing false witness. We have to stop doing this, not just for our sake, but also for the rest of humanity.
Religion is nothing but a problem, as it does not believe the Word of Yah … but institutes man made ideas as a substitute. This is what the rebuke given by the Prophets is about when it refers to the people honoring him in what they say but living in opposition to their own words. I cannot respect him in my mind and show contempt for him in the way I conduct my life. This is hypocrisy, which means acting as a performer, as it visually proclaims one message and verbally another. Is it any wonder that many in the world around us want nothing to do with anyone they consider to be two faced or a phony.
When Y’shua declared his mission was to gather the lost sheep of the house of Isra’el, he confirmed that the reunification had not yet happened. He instructs his talmidim/disciples to continue this assignment from that point on and we are still in that mode today. If this restoration had already occurred then we would either be home or we are not his people, gentiles.
Who brings sudden destruction on the strong, So that destruction comes on the fortress. They hate him who reproves in the gate, And they abhor him who speaks blamelessly. Forasmuch therefore as you trample on the poor, And take taxes from him of wheat: You have built houses of hewn stone, But you will not dwell in them. You have planted pleasant vineyards, But you shall not drink their wine. For I know how many your offenses, And how great are your sins– You who afflict the just, Who take a bribe, And who turn aside the needy in the courts. ‘Amos 5:9-12 (HNV) This is an all to common theme of the Prophets as they try to turn Isra’el from its sin and return to righteousness. Even Y’shua had to point out the plight of the oppressed at the hands of their own people, was the problem repetitively throughout the history of the twelve tribes. Torah deals more with financial issues for Yah’s people than any other topic. Most other problems are linked to the love of money over the love of Yah and our fellow man.
Woe to you who are longing for the day of יהוה! What does the day of יהוה mean to you? It is darkness, and not light, as when a man flees from a lion, and a bear shall meet him; or entered his house, rested his hand on the wall, and a serpent shall bite him. Is not the day of יהוה darkness, and not light? Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it? “I have hated, I have despised your festivals, and I am not pleased with your assemblies. “Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I do not accept them, nor do I look on your fattened peace offerings. “Take away from Me the noise of your songs, for I do not hear the sound of your stringed instruments. “And let right-ruling roll on like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream. “You brought Me slaughterings and meal offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Yisra’ĕl, but you took up Sikkuth your sovereign and Kiyyun, your idols, your astral mighty ones, which you made for yourselves! “Therefore I shall send you into exile beyond Damascus,” said יהוה Elohim of hosts – His Name. ‘Amos 5:18-27 (ISR98)
In this section, the Prophet points out that what the Northern Kingdom is calling acknowledgment /worship is held in contempt by Yah. When He gave us the instructions at Mount Sinai, He did not tell us we could reconfigure those instructions according to our own desires. Clearly Isra’el has been hell bent on doing things our own way and expecting Yah to bless us anyway. Y’shua addresses this problem when he states whatever we think about right and wrong makes us just or unjust. Right or wrong are defined by Yah and not humanity. This is why our first ancestors were expelled from the garden as they contemplated what action they would take and they made the wrong choice. They were first Galuts and unfortunately their descendants have continued to pursue their same mistake.
Many today are looking for the day of Yah, yet the Prophet warns us that Yah says that day is not what we are expecting. Could this be because Isra’el is trying to redefine what that day is? In looking at the many times this Day is noted among the various writings of scripture, the only day that seems to fit is plague that killed the first born in Egypt. If this perspective is correct, then what happened that night will happen again on Pesach. Y’shua was the first born of Maryam and thus met the criteria for a sacrificial offering which had to be a man because Adam brought sin into the world and an Adam had to reconcile the broken Covenant with the Father. Because whoever violates a covenant has to bear the consequences of their act. Since Y’shua obviously had to walk between the parts with the Father then Y’shua who represents humanity had to assume the cost of the violation.
He entered the Holiest Place once and for all. And he entered not by means of the blood of goats and calves, but by means of his own blood, thus setting people free forever. For if sprinkling ceremonially unclean persons with the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer restores their outward purity; then how much more the blood of the Messiah, who, through the eternal Spirit, offered himself to God as a sacrifice without blemish, will purify our conscience from works that lead to death, so that we can serve the living God! Ivrim/Hebrews 9:12-14 (CJB) Since the law has [only] a shadow of the good things to come, and not the actual form of those realities, it can never perfect the worshipers by the same sacrifices they continually offer year after year. Otherwise, wouldn’t they have stopped being offered, since the worshipers, once purified, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? But in the sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, as He was coming into the world, He said: You did not want sacrifice and offering, but You prepared a body for Me. You did not delight in whole burnt offerings and sin offerings. Then I said, “See, I have come- it is written about Me in the volume of the scroll- to do Your will, O God!” After He says above, You did not desire or delight in sacrifices and offerings, whole burnt offerings and sin offerings (which are offered according to the law). Ivrim 10:1-8 (HCSB)
As the writer of Ivrim is pointing out the sacrificial animal blood only offered basically a protective coating over us, this is what Yom Kippur is about. The dwelling is what has to be purged from sin as it builds up over time. Not understanding that we sin and that sin is what contaminates the dwelling which needs to be cleansed so that Yah can abide in the Tabernacle. This is why Y’shua had to be a perfect offering so that our sin could be transferred to him so that they could be expunged. Without a sin offering, the community has NO reconciliation method whereby right standing can be credited to us again. Many make the mistake that Yom Kippur deals with our personal sin, it does not as we can see when we read Vayikra/Leviticus chapter 4. The two primary faces of religion pertaining to scripture each deal with one relationship, but not both, and these are that Yah wants both a communal and personal relationship with his people.
One problem constantly manifests itself in the deceptive notion that our sin no longer counts, sadly Y’shua himself stated that no man comes to the Father unless the Father draws him. What Y’shua is expressing is that the Word is how we know whether we are pleasing Yah or not. Without knowing the Torah, we cannot be in the Renewed Covenant as we would not even know what the Covenant is. Without this information, how can we be pleasing to the one who desires our presence in His Kingdom? Kingdom derived from two words, kings and domain/dominion, which means according to the kings standards and this means a righteous king only decrees rulings that benefit his subjects. Now as to his subjects the definition for a subject is one who under another’s authority and this prevents anarchy which is total chaos. According to the above explanations, what kingdom should we want to be in as the subjects?
With the above specifications ‘Amos reveals to us that Yah despises our feasts and assemblies. It makes no difference whether we are doing His times or our own made up times. Either way he does not condone any changes we decide to make to his schedule. Ironically in Vayikra chapter 23 the first Moed/Appointed time is the seventh day of the week, Shabat, the most frequent to be observed. When the Creator/Y’shua finishes what he set out to do in B’reshit chapter 1, He takes a day off … the seventh day. Those who do not understand Y’shua’s role do not fathom that He is carrying out the plan of the Father, whose will is what the Son does.
The house of Isra’el was rebuked for their offerings and the noise of their songs and the sounds of their stringed instruments. How similar is this to what is described in the Torah concerning the golden calf incident? All these elements used properly are part of Yah’s way of showing him respect and honor, so when used inappropriately, they smell offensive to him … maybe like dung as in the worship of Ba’al Zibbul. Do we think of what we are doing, when we believe we are showing the King due honor?
In closing, the Prophet ‘Amos declares to Isra’el/the Ten Tribes that Yah is going to send them scattered beyond Dammesek/Damascus for their disregard of His will. The Word came again as the Ruach/Spirit in an Adam who surrendered his will to the Father’s. This Word is the one we refer to as Y’shua and his name means Yah is Salvation. He came for the lost sheep of the House of Isra’el so that the Kingdom He is over can be made whole again and this only can happen when the House of Isra’el and the House of Y’hudah are brought back together as one. When we see the phrase the whole House of Isra’el, it is referring to ALL TWELVE TRIBES REUNITED. Anyone who thinks that this event will occur according to religious teachings isn’t believing scripture. It has nothing to do with our plans if they are contrary to Yah’s. To many times we will hear or read theories which leave out vital elements of the overall scheme presented to us by the Prophets from Yah. We have to stop using only one or a few of the Revelations they received and try to use them all, praying for understanding in how to achieve this goal.
Always considering the fact that we are constantly understanding aspects of scripture, better now than we did before, means we will continue to have our eyes opened to things we do not yet see. Using the brains that our Creator gave us, we must discern how faith and reality must be weighed in our perspective. Emotion must never be the driving force behind any decision we make in life, however this does not mean that emotion is not part of the overall balanced approach. Faith is NOT emotion based and that is what has constantly caused Isra’el problems. Feelings do not make something right, Yah has established patterns in Creation for us to see Him in, so that we might judge what is before us according to those established patterns. If anyone doubts this premise that I have laid out, it is the same system Y’shua uses in his parables.
All material presented on this site is with the goal of helping people understand certain terms and ideas which maybe unfamiliar to many. The primary emphasis of what we provide is to inform those who have a mistaken idea about the following descriptions:
- The Whole House of Isra’el
- The House of Isra’el
- The Northern Kingdom
- The Ten Tribes
- The Southern Kingdom
- The House of Y’hudah
Those who do not know that the second through the seventh terms in the section above are referring to the same group of people as opposed to the eighth and ninth who are those commonly addressed as the Jews. Most people have been taught that all Isra’elites are Jews and this is not true. This is why to many believe the modern state of Isra’el is the fulfillment of all the Prophecies, which then leaves them confused as to why certain prophecies cannot have happened yet. Events now taking place throughout the world and especially in the Mid East are preludes to many prophetic fulfillments finally occurring. One other factor in misunderstanding prophetic scripture lies in those who believe an event will only happen one time ever; which flies in the face of everything Y’shua and the Prophets ever said as they used previous occurrences to describe a future repeat outcome. Remember Yah said I have told you the end from the beginning.
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?
- 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?
- The Testimony And Ewe Y’shua was an example to us in the way we should live our lives on a daily basis. Understanding our own testimony is vital to understanding what we are telling others about who we are.
- 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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