“…Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.”
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“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath,
and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations,
and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel,
and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.”
THE EXALTATION, PRAISE, AND RECOGNITION OF
THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB
“The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law,
and make it honourable.”
“Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy sons and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.”
Deuteronomy 6:1 - 3
“O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.”
EXALTATION OF THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL:
“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
“Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
“Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
“For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations”
“Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness:
it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’s anger.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE LAWKEEPERS, CO.:
HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION
Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it [even] to the end of the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.
As the summer months come to an end, so does the vacation season in America. Here’s a quick rundown on “HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION”. I was left in the DARKNESS without electricity for about eighteen hours (the northeast corridor suffered from a mysterious blackout, and no one knows what caused it). Now, I know what it feels like to be in Baghdad with American Troops patrolling the streets for looters with a “shoot first and ask questions later” mentality …. “Bushism #1”.
While traveling through Tennessee I misread my road map and ended up in some small town at a gasoline station run by an Asian Indian “smack dab” (Bushism#2) in the middle of ‘redneck’ territory. Now, I know what it feels like to be a Palestinian on the “Road Map to Peace” (Bushism#3), with Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, i.e. foreigners infiltrating “HOMELAND Security”.
I attended the funeral of the sole surviving sibling of the patriarch of my mother’s family. Now, I know what it feels like to be an Yisraelite and have the history of our people become as DRY BONES…….gone but not forgotten.
When I returned to my apartment, I could SEE that I was not in my HOMELAND but on a journey to the land of my FOREFATHERS trying to escape the DARKNESS of death in the land of my captors, before YIHOVAH brings down judgment on all those who mistreated, disrespected, and trampled on the DRY BONES of the House of YISRAEL.
Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
Yehudah ben Yacob
The LawKeepers, Co.
Tribute to the New Moon Revised:
“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.”
PLEASE TAKE PART IN “SIGHTING” THE NEW MOON
<<<The First Day of the “HEBREW” Month>>>
START THE NEXT NEW MOON WATCH ON THE EVENINGS OF
<<<AUGUST 27,28,29, 2003>>>
BY LOOKING IN THE “WEST” JUST ABOVE THE HORIZON.
“He appointed the moon for seasons…”
The first “Sign” in the Heavens to provide the start of days, years and “seasons” can only begin with the “Sighting” of the New Moon Crescent - that which we can “see” in order for it to serve as a “Sign” and enable us to begin counting our days. Just imagine not being able to “see” the moon at all. How then could it be appointed for seasons?
“The natural thought might be that the moon is like a living being. It is born, grows, reaches maximum size, then fades and dies, going through all these stages in one month. Even today, we still talk of the thin crescent in the western sky as a new moon and the thin crescent in the eastern sky a month later as the old moon. Half way between is the full moon. As I explained earlier, this cycle of phases of the moon established the month as a unit of time, and the first calendars were based on this.” ISAAC ASIMOV’S GUIDE TO EARTH AND SPACE, pages 79 and 80
In that the King of Israel is supposed to be a “Righteous Judge” (II Chronicles 1:11), it stands to reason that he is also supposed to be a “Righteous Role Model.” Thus, if the King that GOD appoints over Israel observes a “feast” on the day of the New Moon, then wisdom tells the Nation of Israel to do likewise. King Saul and the anointed David observed this service (I Samuel 20th Chapter).
To their and our hurt our forefathers worshipped all manner of symbols: the sun, moon, stars, and images of gold and silver. To observe the “Sign” in the heavens as being the New Moon “Sighting” is NOT worshipping the moon, but rather it is doing as we are COMMANDED in Genesis 1:14:
“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”
Some people feel that the moon has no “light,” but according to GOD’s WORD to HIS Prophets, it most certainly does: Isaiah 13:10; Isaiah 30:26; Jeremiah 31:35; Ezekiel 32:7.
“Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
“Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
“Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed,
on our solemn feast day.
“For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.”
Psalm 81:1 - 4
(A Psalm of Asaph, the Seer –
one who should be well informed about GOD’s Ways)
“Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for
a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.”
Contrary to the belief of some Israelites, the moon does indeed shine! Whether the Moon shines on its own or with the aid of the sun, IT STILL SHINES! And the fact that Scripture attests to this fact, is what’s important: Isaiah 60:19; Jeremiah 31:35; and Ezekiel 32:7. Therefore, Genesis 1:14 is proof enough that we must use the shining New Moon Crescents as “…SIGNS, AND FOR SEASONS, AND FOR DAYS, AND FOR YEARS:”
Some Israelites, along with White Jews, use the dark phase of the moon to determine the start of a new month. If the dark phase of the moon lasts for “2-3 days,” then which of these days is supposed to be the distinguishing “Sign” that determines the First Day of the month? Or do we just arbitrarily select either or depending on the imaginations of our hearts? On the contrary, with the use of the sighted “Sign” of the New Moon Crescent in the Heavens we eliminate any confusion as to which day IS the First Day of the month The only problem that presents itself is cloud coverage that prevents the ability to see the New Moon Crescent. Nonetheless, one can easily distinguish the New Moon Crescent “Sighting” from all the other phases due to its thin sliver and its low position in the heavens, and the reason is that no two days or rather phases of the visible moon are alike. Thus, to use the New Moon Crescent as the “Sign” in the heavens, as we are COMMANDED to do for our seasons, days, and years, negates the belief that the “commandment was given to the luminaries.” The “luminaries” fulfill GOD’s Commandments: the sun shines and the moon orbits the Earth. They have no need to determine seasons, days, and years. Hence, our New Moons are obviously of more spiritual significance to the Nation of Israel than we are aware. And for sure, the TRUTH concerning them are in GOD’s WORD to HIS Prophets/Seers - not the White Jews or other Gentiles. All we need do is use wisdom, discern what’s written in Scripture, accept it, and act accordingly!
Unless there is an emergency, please try not to buy or sell on this day. Conduct all financial and business transactions prior to the day of the New Moon. Interesting enough, II Kings 4:23,24 constitutes the New Moon as being a day to seek “the man of God.” Although the New Moon is NOT a Day of Rest, Our GOD did set it aside for recognition:
“Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.” Psalm 81:3
“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.” Isaiah 66:23
“…When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn?…” Amos 8:5
Probably, the Scripture that most determines and clarifies the fact that our New Moons are Feast Days is Ezekiel 45:17:
“And it shall be the prince’s part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the NEW MOONS, and in the Sabbaths, in ALL SOLEMNITIES of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the HOUSE OF ISRAEL.” (Caps. are mine.)
Unequivocally, our New Moons are included in these “SOLEMNITIES” mentioned in Ezekiel 45:17.
“Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the Sabbaths [Feasts – NOT 7th Day Sabbaths*] and in the NEW MOONS.” Ezekiel 46:3 (Brackets are mine.)
Thereby, this verse justifies the First Day of each month being our “Feast” Day. It should be realized that the Feast Days that Our GOD selected (Leviticus 23rd Chapter) are “Holy Convocations,” i.e., on these days we cannot do any work. However, because King Saul observed the New Moon as a Feast Day, we have every reason to do so, as well. We also have learned that our forefathers traveled to the Temple to worship the Holy ONE on the New Moon (II Kings 4:23; Ezekiel 45:17; and Ezekiel 46:1), and when HE has HIS Temple rebuilt, then we will again be able to resume this service and worship.
When we return to our heritage and worship YIHOVAH according to HIS Ways, then we can establish our own “Calendar of the Universe,” whereby, the days of the New Moon and all GOD’s Holy Days will be recognized by the whole entire World. And I am sure that it will be the desire of the Righteous Remnant and ALL the world to make a Feast to the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel every First Day of the Month.
ALSO, I believe that if Lot (Genesis 19:3) and Abraham (Genesis 21:8) can proclaim “Feasts,” then there is no stipulation for NOT establishing Feast Days, as we so desire. Therefore, to proclaim a Feast to EXALT the Holy ONE of Israel on the First Day of each month is quite acceptable - given the Scripture (above) regarding worshipping Our LORD GOD of ISRAEL, Our SAVIOR, on the New Moons. We should know that throughout the Tanakh Hebrew Israelites called for “feasts” for various occasions. Therefore, we are within our rights to observe a Feast every New Moon to Our GOD, the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel. And those of us who love this WONDERFUL GOD and who choose HIM to EXALT HIM for being the ONLY LORD and SAVIOR can be at liberty to use the day of the New Moon to show forth HIS PRAISE in a “feast” and worship HIM in Jerusalem FOREVER.
“And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.”
I Kings 3:15
*Leviticus 23:24,39 (Sabbaths of Feasts)
THE TORAH READINGS FOR THE NEW MOON AND
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2003
ARE AS FOLLOWS:
NEW MOON WATCH:
August 27,28,29, 2003
Psalm 81:1 - 10
Numbers Chapters 29 - 31
Isaiah 25th Chapter
Ezekiel 45th Chapter
Psalm 50th Chapter
Isaiah 19th Chapter
Jeremiah 44th Chapter
Nahum 1st Chapter
Psalm 22nd Chapter
SHABBAT READINGS - 8/30/03
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 7
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Numbers Chapters 35 and 36
I Kings 11th Chapter
Joshua 13th Chapter
Joshua 20th Chapter
Joshua 23rd Chapter
Judges 2nd Chapter
Hosea 4th Chapter
Hosea 5th Chapter
Hosea 7th Chapter
Psalm 22nd Chapter
Psalm 135th Chapter
SHABBAT READINGS - 9/6/03
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 7
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Deuteronomy Chapter 1
Ezekiel 4th Chapter
Psalm 33rd Chapter
Psalm 46th Chapter
SHABBAT READINGS 9/13/03
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 7
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Deuteronomy Chapters 2 - 4
I Chronicles 1st Chapter
Jeremiah 49:1 - 22
Malachi 1st Chapter
Joshua 2nd Chapter
Ezekiel 20: 5 - 38
Hosea 8th Chapter
II Kings 17th Chapter
II Kings 18:4
Isaiah 55th Chapter
Jeremiah 23rd Chapter
Psalm 25th Chapter
Psalm 32nd Chapter
Psalm 34th Chapter
Psalm 148th Chapter
SHABBAT READINGS - 9/20/03
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 7
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Deuteronomy Chapters 5 - 7
Joshua 23rd Chapter
Ezra 9th Chapter
Isaiah 48th Chapter
Jeremiah 2nd Chapter
Amos 3:1 - 7
Joel 2:26 - 32
Isaiah 59th Chapter
Psalm 119:1 – 24
At this point, the Chapter order for some
Readings have been switched in order to
accommodate specific “Readings” for
the different Holy Feast Days.
SHABBAT READINGS - 9/27/03
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 7
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Deuteronomy Chapters 11 - 13
I Kings 9:1 – 10
I Kings 9:25
II Kings 10th Chapter
II Kings 17:36 - 39
Jeremiah 13th Chapter
Zechariah 13th Chapter
Isaiah 45th Chapter
Zechariah 13th Chapter
Isaiah 45th Chapter
Psalm 89th Chapter
Psalm 9th Chapter
Watch for the next NEW MOON "Sighting" on September 26,27,28, 2003.
A complete TORAH Readings Hebrew Calendar displaying all the months, Sabbaths of Rest, New Moon Watches, and
Holy Days for the entire year can be found on The LawKeepers WebSite:
Click on “Torah Readings.”
SOME QUESTIONS TO PONDER:
“Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.”
How can we, as Israelites, “circumcise” ourselves to the LORD and “take away the foreskins” of our hearts? What does this mean?
“For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.” Jeremiah 4:22
How do we learn to “KNOW” Our GOD of Israel and HIS Truth and gain a RIGHTEOUS “UNDERSTANDING” in order to please HIM?
Please feel free to contribute responses to these questions, and if so, they will be published in the next JOURNAL.
HINTS FOR HARDY, HEALTHY HEBREWS:
IT SEEMS EVERY YEAR the world comes up with a new disease, no doubt the “evil diseases of Egypt” as they are called in Scripture.
“…If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.” Exodus 15:26
“If thou wilt not observe to do ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.” Deuteronomy 28:59
We know our forefathers and we have sinned greatly against Our GOD, and for that reason, there exist many, many diseases. And what’s worst is that for many of these diseases manifesting these days, there are no cures.
Beware of one of the “diseases of Egypt” now plaguing the United States, and unfortunately, this mosquito virus gets worse EVERY SUMMER and is killing more and more people, each year!
STALKING THE COMMON MOSQUITO
AND A DEADLY VIRUS
July 13, 2001-- Small and drab, North American mosquitoes used to be viewed as annoying but harmless -- until two years ago, when mosquitoes in New York fatally infected nine people, thousands of birds and several horses with the West Nile virus.
The unexpected appearance of the mosquito-borne disease changed urban life in the Northeast. Now people wonder whether the tiny insect buzzing in their ear has salivary glands loaded with the deadly virus.
The West Nile virus is transmitted by the common house mosquito, Culex pipiens, that lives mainly in urban and suburban areas. They get the virus by feeding on infected birds; and they spread it when they attack their human subjects, using tiny bundles of specialized stylets that drill a hole, saw it wider and suck blood almost all at once. Andrew Spielman - a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, and author of Mosquito: A Natural History of Our Most Persistent and Deadly Foe - has traveled the world tracking the West Nile-bearing mosquitoes.
MOSQUITO BORN VIRUSES
Mosquito-borne viruses are part of a group of pathogens known as arthropod-borne viruses, or arboviruses. Blood-sucking insects usually spread arboviruses.
One arbovirus that has generated much interest and news is the West Nile Virus. Other mosquito-related illnesses not covered by this website include malaria, Dengue fever, yellow fever, California serogroup, Japanese, and Western Equine encephalitides.
There are more than 100 arboviruses that can cause human diseases, including encephalitis (or swelling of the brain). Most people infected with arboviruses do not have symptoms or may develop flu-like symptoms, but in a small number of cases, some infections can cause coma or death.
Arboviruses are most often detected during the summer months because that is when mosquitoes are most active. The organisms in which viruses survive the winter remain largely unknown.
Few of the 2,000 species of mosquitoes carry microorganisms that cause disease in people. The source, maintenance, and transmission of the viruses are subjects still under study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and elsewhere.
Arboviruses require a host (usually a bird or small mammal) in which they maintain themselves in nature and a vector, such as a mosquito, to get around and infect other organisms. Female mosquitoes may ingest a virus from an infected host and later pass the infection in their saliva when they bite another animal. Of the animals on which mosquitoes feed, birds are among the best-known hosts for arboviruses.
Humans and other animals such as horses are dead-end hosts for most arboviruses; they do not pass the virus to others or back to mosquitoes.
HSPH research of birds as hosts
Birds tend to collect in flocks that create available populations on which the mosquitoes may feed and in which viruses may amplify. HSPH researchers are investigating factors such as:
Types of bird.
Certain birds such as crows, starlings, and robins may serve as better hosts.
Roost loyalty. The likeliness of birds returning to the same roost seems to increase their chance of maintaining the virus.
Roost density. The number of birds roosting at the same place seems to play a role in virus amplification.
Frequency of contact with mosquitoes. Birds that remain calm when they are bitten by mosquitoes seem to receive fewer bites than those that flutter a lot.
Public health agencies attempt to reduce the spread of arboviruses through a variety of methods. One of the most common methods of mosquito control is the placement of chemicals that kill mosquito larvae in storm drains and other places where water collects and mosquitoes breed; the chemicals are generally non-toxic to humans and other animals such as dogs and cats.
Sometimes agencies spray pesticides from trucks, helicopters or planes. There are some basic ways people can decrease their personal risk of contracting an arbovirus. Go to link to see what you can do.
This document has been assembled to give information to the public and is for informational purposes only. Brand names have not been mentioned, nor do we endorse any particular product.
©2003 President and Fellows of Harvard College. All rights reserved.
WEST NILE VIRUS (WNV) IN THE UNITED STATES
AS OF AUGUST 18, 2003
Currently, WNV maps are updated each weekday to reflect
surveillance reports released by state and local health departments to the CDC
Arbonet system for public distribution. Map shows the distribution of avian,
animal, or mosquito infection during 2003 with additional shading for human
cases, by state. If West Nile virus
infection is reported to CDC Arbonet in any area of a state, that entire state
is shaded accordingly.
Indicates cases reported to CDC Arbonet for public distribution of avian, animal or mosquito infection reported as of August 18, 2003 include:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Human disease cases have been reported in:
Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR A HELPFUL MAP VIEW OF THE WNV FOUND IN EACH STATE AND THEIR PROXIMITY TO EACH OTHER.
REGARDING OTHER MATTERS OF EXERCISE AND HEALTH…
As always, before starting ANY exercise program and/or diet, check with your doctor and get his approval. This is all about being safe rather than sorry.
And if you feel you are suffering from depression, do know that there are medications available for you. Don’t be embarrassed; this malady goes with the RAT RACE. Therefore, see your doctor, and feel better fast!
May the Holy ONE of Israel be with us to keep us safe and informed in order that we make wise and healthy decisions.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY AND FOREVER:
Let’s keep YIHOVAH and HIS LAW our focus and pray for deliverance and fulfillment of all of GOD’s WORD, so that every Nation will show forth HIS Praise and Exalt HIM above all other gods.
THE GREATEST “SPOIL” OF ALL
Learn about the Reparations Mass Movement for Descendants of Slaves and how YOU can get involved: Go to: www.thelawkeepers.org and click on “Repnow.”
The Israelites received Reparations for their free labor when they left out of Egypt (Exodus 12:35,36, Psalm 105:37). Note also that Reparations were given to Ezra for the building of GOD’s Temple and for the service of the House of the LORD GOD of Israel (Ezra 7:12 –21). And it is prophesied that we will again receive compensation for our free labor and bondage in this modern-day Egypt (all the lands that took Israelites captive):
“The Lord said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction.” Jeremiah 15:11
PLANNING AND BUILDING
FOR GOD’s HOLY NAME’s SAKE
“He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house:
he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.”
“Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.”
“Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it:
except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”
August 15, 2003
At first glance, one might not read too much into this Spiritual concept (title). But read on and see what’s very important if we have it in our hearts to establish anything and everything in the Holy Name of the Most High GOD of Israel! The Holy ONE OF ISRAEL knew well what HE was doing in CHOOSING a Covenant People. And Living and doing HIS LAW in Righteousness is all about Magnifying, Glorifying, Sanctifying, and Exalting Our GOD of Israel for all the WORLD to know and SEE that this RIGHTEOUS GOD is GOD and that THERE IS NONE ELSE!
Being Israelites, we must not ever forget that we were FORMED to show forth the PRAISES of Our GOD of Israel. Therefore, this makes us GOD’s “SPECIAL and PECULIAR” People who must LIVE HIS Righteous Book of the Law and for very good reason. When we follow GOD’s Righteous Ways, HE Blesses us for all the world to see. Thus, our prosperity will evolve into fame that will ultimately call attention to and EXALT Our Holy ONE of Israel. Other Nations will see how Our GOD loves and cares for us, and then they, too, will want to serve and worship HIM. This is what being GOD’s Chosen People is all about, and for this task, we must be flawless! Now, see what it really means to FEAR, FOLLOW, and OBEY this AWESOME GOD of Abraham and Moses and what it means to plan and build for HIS Holy Name’s Sake.
Recently two people have E-mailed me desiring that I join with them for the purpose of (in their words), “networking and making corporation and business connections” and to, “have more effective dialogue than anything else.” One of these people is associated with a group connected with Ben Ammi, and the other is a Messianic Israelite. I flatly refused to be engaged in anyway with either of them. However, I must admit that I did try to get them to understand why I made my decision and my premise to return to the Holy ONE of Israel. I also attempted to show one of the individuals the wrong in following Ben Ammi and the other the great sin in following the teachings of jc and the “New Testament.” Of no surprise to me, they saw fit to proceed on their paths.
When Our GOD has been GOOD and MERCIFUL enough to show us HIS Truth and put us on a Mission that follows HIM, we cannot be joined with others who have conflicting intentions. Take for a perfect example I Kings 13:7 - 26. This is one of the best passages that give us good reason to stay away from liars, people who do not FEAR the GOD of Israel, and those who do not echo that which Our GOD of Israel has put in our hearts TO DO!!! Remember, it’s not in everybody’s heart to seek the Holy ONE in Righteousness. For sure many people, including Israelites, take gifts to do evil, invest in usury and increase, greedily gain off others by extortion, and have forgotten the Holy ONE of Israel (Ezekiel 22:12). And deep in our hearts, we know who they are, but we just don’t have the courage and love for uprightness to walk away! Unfortunately, we still have the innate wickedness of our forefathers running through our veins.
“Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.” Psalm 4:5
“How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked?…”
“Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.” Psalm 106:3
“Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.” Psalm 111:1
I could have continued to correspond with these people and debate them, but I have resigned myself to stop debating people on GOD’s Book of the Law and HIS WORD to HIS Prophets. When Israelites will flatly refuse to follow what GOD has clearly written for our guidance, what can I say to make them change their minds? I can say absolutely nothing! I’ve tried it countless times, and to no avail. My words are useless to change Israelites who have already made up their minds to do as they please and follow their own agendas. But then aren’t we all like that? Of course. But blessed are those of us who have made up our minds to follow GOD’s Old Paths - HIS LAW given to the Prophet Moses to teach to the Children of Israel. Blessed are those of us who FEAR the GOD of Israel to be obedient to HIS LAW and COMMANDMENTS. Blessed are those of us who seek to RETURN and who know and realize the perils of following the wicked ways of our unrighteous forefathers. And blessed are those of us who seek to plan, build, and fulfill the goodness and RIGHTEOUSNESS necessary for serving and worshipping the Holy ONE of Israel - HIS WAY. In other words, we must walk before Our GOD in Truth and aspire to “PERFECTION,” and we can’t do so if we are in union with the imperfect.
“Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments….” I Kings 8:61
“I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.” II Kings 20:3
All of us who are aware of the Scripture that Our GOD has left for us know that we have a task before us that must be fulfilled. We know that first and foremost we must be joined with Israelites who FEAR the Holy ONE of Israel to live and do HIS LAW in RIGHTEOUSNESS, as best we can. Therefore, how would Our GOD feel about our union with people who transgress against HIM and use HIS Holy Name in vain?
“That he may incline our hearts unto him, TO WALK IN ALL HIS WAYS, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.” I Kings 8:58
WE CAN’T GET AROUND IT! WE MUST ACCEPT AND FOLLOW THE PATHS OUR GOD OF ISRAEL SET FORTH IN HIS BOOK OF THE LAW AND NOT REJECT ANY OF IT!
“…Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant, Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, OBEY MY VOICE, AND DO THEM, ACCORDING TO ALL WHICH I COMMAND YOU: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:” Jeremiah 11:4
When we build a house, we try hard to make it as stable and as strong as possible. Why? Because we want it to withstand the elements and last for a long time - even for generations. But when we build a foundation and place for serving and worshipping the GOD of Israel, it must not only be fortified, but it must be as close to perfection and RIGHTEOUSNESS as possible. And it is imperative that the people responsible for this structure be cautious of the people and activities that are therein.
Take for example, if I am joined with people who are not of my precise Spirituality, i.e., absolute belief in ONLY the GOD of Israel, even with Messianic Israelites, there would be great controversy and Hell to pay if within our establishment they pray to the GOD of Israel “in the name of jc.” For this reason, joining with Israelites who are NOT of the mindset of the LawKeepers - TORAH Based Israelites - could be a serious catastrophe having everything built done in vain. As well, joining with even TORAH Based Israelites who are spiritually associated with people and groups who do not FEAR the Holy ONE of Israel is just as bad.
“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” Amos 3:3
There is no reason for those of us with a PLAN to follow GOD’s Righteous Book of the Law to put our lives in jeopardy of being influenced to take the wrong path that leads away from the Holy ONE of Israel. And there is no reason to be spiritually joined, connected, or associated with those who do not separate themselves from Israelites who do not follow GOD’s LAW. Those Israelites who we know for a fact are committing sins against the GOD of Israel should be avoided like the plague! Why? Do we not yet know the power of influence and how Our GOD feels about our joining with people who go against HIS WORD? Do we not yet understand how the wicked can manipulate, exploit, and entice people in order to get their way? For sure, GOD knows and understands, and for that reason, HE does not want us joined with the wicked of this world.
“And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, WHO DID VERY WICKEDLY: And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongaber. Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.” II Chronicles 20:35 - 37
Therefore, it would not be wise for us to join with even Israelites who operate in arenas that conflict with the LAW, WORD, and WAYS of the GOD of Israel. Our awesome role model, King David makes us realize just how important it is to be joined with people who know GOD.
“For thy word's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know them.” II Samuel 7:21
“I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person. He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.” Psalm 101:2 - 4,7
“Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.” Psalm 15:1,2
“We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions. Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” Psalm 20:5 - 7
“I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.” Psalm 71:16
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23,24
So, given the above concerns of King David, why should we be joined and/or associated with those who do not follow GOD’s Laws, Statutes, Judgments, Ordinances, and COMMANDMENTS? If we did take a chance, wouldn’t we be defeating our purpose to walk in GOD’s Ways of Righteousness?
“But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee. When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son. These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.” Psalm 50:16 - 23
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalm 1:1 - 3
“The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.” Psalm 1:4,5
“Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.” Psalm 128:1,2
If we are about returning to our heritage to represent Our GOD of Israel, show forth HIS Praise, and establish HIS Holy Kingdom, then what would be the purpose of joining and associating with people connected with the likes of Ben Ammi who (in his own words) defies GOD’s Law of the Sabbath by keeping his restaurants open on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of Rest and who has members of his group magnifying him instead of the Holy ONE of Israel and HIS Book of the Law?
What would be the purpose of joining with others who do not TRUMPET GOD’s Book of the Law, as it is written? And what would be the purpose of being associated with Israelites who magnify jc? What merit or enlightenment is to be gained from diverse beliefs in serving the GOD of Israel? There is but ONE WAY to serve the Most High GOD of Israel. Thus, if we are joined with the wicked, then we are wide open for problems and a means for a Brother, Sister, group, or organization to falsely influence us to stray from GOD’s WAYS. Why put our lives in jeopardy by dealing with them? What might be the consequences if we used them and/or if they used us? And why take this chance? Why associate with those who do not have the GOD of Israel and HIS LAW and RIGHTEOUSNESS as their focus and guide? Of a TRUTH, we can find better things to do to fill our days. We know well the great sins of our forefathers, and we yet suffer in exile because of them! And sadly, too many of us today still follow their evil ways.
“But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.” Jeremiah 7:28
Under these circumstances, NO Israelite seeking to live according to GOD’s WAYS should be connected with anyone or any group that does not observe ALL of GOD’s LAW and Ways that HE has designated.
“Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.” Jeremiah 18:11
“It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.” Jeremiah 36:3
So, the above Scripture being a given, I ask, does it make sense at all to communicate with the likes of people who commit the same iniquities and sins that got us in this predicament in the first place? Isn’t it time we started discerning between what’s right and what’s wrong?
“Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.” Malachi 3:18
I, personally, want to be known, and very well known at that, to be one who will not be connected with the likes of these people in any way, shape, form, or fashion! Let it be known that I wish to be joined with those who FEAR the Holy ONE of Israel to live and do HIS Book of the Law, AS IT IS WRITTEN. Let it be known that I make efforts to be connected with other Israelites of like minds who denounce Israelites who go against GOD’s COMMANDMENTS and HIS Ways set forth by HIS Prophet Moses. Let it be known that I trust in the Most High GOD of Israel and seek wisdom and knowledge out of HIS Book of the Law. Let it be known that I cannot be bought, for I FEAR the Holy ONE of Israel!
“Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.” Jeremiah 9:4
“Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
“Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:” Isaiah 26:2,3
We did not come this far into GOD’s Truth to permit people with their own agendas to entice us to believe in lies. Accordingly, it behooves us to know who we are associated with, and MORE IMPORTANTLY to know what we proclaim to be GOD’s WORD and what we are talking about.
If we are talking about prolonging our lives in our heritage, then we must first be OBEDIENT TO OUR ONLY GOD AND ONLY SAVIOR, and then seriously contemplate those we invite to join our midst. How does the saying go? Birds of a feather flock together; lie with dogs, and you get fleas; and play with fire and you get burned. Well, something to that effect, anyway. I think you get my point. The power of influence is greater than one might think. Consider the wisdom of King Solomon and how he married women who believed in false gods (I Kings 11:4). We should wonder how he could even think to do such a thing, after all the GOD of Israel did for him and King David - not to mention that he allowed himself to be influenced to worship the false gods of his wives. That being a given, as we PLAN to BUILD for GOD’s Holy Name’s Sake, I urge you to scrutinize everyone you are joined with and consider what the Holy ONE of Israel tells us. The good thing about seeking to follow GOD’s Righteousness and understanding people is that if they do not follow GOD’s WORD, it won’t take long before the Holy ONE will reveal their scheme and true intentions.
“For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.” Isaiah 9:16
“For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and SOW NOT AMONG THORNS.” Jeremiah 4:3
“My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place.” Jeremiah 50:6
HOW LONG AND WHAT WILL IT TAKE BEFORE WE WILL FINALLY WAKE UP AND LOOK TO THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL TO TEACH US? AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR US TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE MUST PLAN AND BUILD WITH GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS IN OUR HEARTS WITHOUT ADVERSE INFLUENCE IN OUR MIDST, FOR THAT IS THE ONLY WAY WE WILL BE ACCEPTABLE AND RE-ESTABLISHED FOR GOD’s HOLY NAME’s SAKE?
At this late day and “time of Jacob’s trouble,” Israelites who FEAR the Most High GOD of Abraham and Moses, should have but one focus, and that is to ready ourselves to plan and build a TORAH Hebrew Community for GOD’s Holy Name’s Sake. And if we want Our GOD of Israel to SAVE us, teach us HIS Ways, put HIS LAW and HIS Spirit in our hearts, establish us in our heritage, institute HIS Peace upon this Earth, and prosper our way, then we had better start accepting and doing what Our GOD of Israel loves and expects of us. And this will require that we end relationships with those who defy the True and Living GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel. This isn’t about waiting on GOD. MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT; HE IS WAITING ON US! AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL BE ESTABLISHED HIS WAY OR NO WAY!
“Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD…”
The Holy ONE of Israel picks and chooses, and HE has designated a Righteous Remnant to RETURN. Praying and hoping to be in that number is but an in vain endeavor if we do not do what’s necessary to be numbered among this Remnant! The Holy ONE knows who calls upon HIM in sincerity, and HE knows who is playing games. HE can read our hearts and know our motives and see our true intentions, whether they are for HIS Magnification or for our grandstanding and greed.
“But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: AND WALK YE IN ALL THE WAYS THAT I HAVE COMMANDED YOU, that it may be well unto you.” Jeremiah 7:23
“Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them. Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.”
Jeremiah 30:7 - 10
“And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law,
and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.”
“Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you
with knowledge and understanding.”
“At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart. In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.”
IF WE SINCERELY WANT TO BE A RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE, THEN
WE MUST FOLLOW AND LIVE GOD’S RIGHTEOUS LAW,
AND TO CHANGE EVEN ONE LETTER OF THIS DIVINE LAW
IS TO MINIMIZE THE SIGNIFICANCE AND PURPOSE OF GOD’S
ALREADY DECLARED PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS!
“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid,
that the temple might be built.”
O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL
IS RIGHTEOUS, JUST, AND GOOD!
LET US FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH ALWAYS TO BE OBEDIENT TO HIS LAW FOR OUR DELIVERANCE!
Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake
“Who is wise, and he shall understand these things?
prudent, and he shall know them?
for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them:
but the transgressors shall fall therein.”
Be wise to know that Our GOD gives us wisdom and knowledge when we keep HIS LAW!
“Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
“Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say,
Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.”
O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS JUST AND GOOD!
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and
it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
“Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice:
for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.”
“The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them that trust in him.”
LORD GOD of Israel, remember your Covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and observe that some of us seek you with our whole hearts to accept and live by ALL your Righteous and Glorious LAW; therefore, Heavenly Father, make haste to TAKE BACK YOUR UNIVERSE and re-establish the SEED of your Chosen Ones for your PRAISE and GLORY and for your Holy Name’s Sake.
“For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, SO SHALL YOUR SEED AND YOUR NAME REMAIN.
“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.”
“For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same
my name shall be great among the Gentiles;
and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering:
for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.”
“This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
“But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob;
but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.”
“Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou,
that thou mayest be justified.”
HEAR, O ISRAEL, the LORD Our GOD is ONE LORD! And it’s our duty to show forth HIS Praise for indeed this is why we were chosen and formed!
“And they shall spring up as among the grass,
as willows by the water courses.
“One shall say, I am the LORD'S; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD,
and surname himself by the name of Israel.”
“I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right.”
“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:”
We have no time to waste!
FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH ALWAYS!
IS GOOD AND MERCIFUL TO ALL WHO TURN TO AND TRUST IN HIM TO DO HIS WILL!
LET THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THE RIGHTEOUS REMNANT ALWAYS AND FOREVER!
O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD
AND THAT THERE IS NO OTHER GOD LIKE UNTO HIM!
Let us return to the very same GOD that Created Heaven and Earth and that saved our forefathers out of Egypt for HE is the True and Living GOD, and there is none else.
“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that
I may assemble the kingdoms,
to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger:
for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.”
“I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.
”Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.
“At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth,
when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.”
HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!
FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH ALWAYS!
“Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.
“At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.” Zephaniah 3:19,20
O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD AND THAT
THERE IS NO GOD BUT HIM!
BLESSED BE THE MERCIFUL MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL, THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE SAVIOR TO THOSE WHO TRUST IN HIM!
“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.”
“Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? Ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any.” Isaiah 44:8
“I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.” Isaiah 44:22
For those of us who truly Fear Our True and Living GOD, let us be blessed with answers to our prayers that HE will deliver us out of bondage just as HE saved our forefathers out of bondage down in Egypt. We also pray that Our Holy ONE will deal with the Rulers of this World and call HIS Chosen Ones home to our heritage where HE will once again live among us and be Our GOD of gods and LORD of lords and where we will be a LIGHT to the World and show forth HIS Praise and Glory in Truth and in Righteousness FOREVER.
O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD, OUR GOD OF ISRAEL, IS GOOD to all those who Fear and seek HIM in Truth and in Righteousness!!! The Holy ONE was with Abram, and HE will be with us, as well if we will just turn to HIM with our whole heart. I am a Witness!
Let’s be ready for the Day of the LORD for therein lies our DELIVERANCE and our return to our heritage if we return to Our ONLY LORD and SAVIOR and be obedient to HIS LAW.
FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH AND HONOR HIS BOOK OF THE LAW ALWAYS!
“Fearing” YIHOVAH and “OBEDIENCE” to HIS Ways is “Key” to our attaining everything we need to know, do, and accomplish. And for that, BLESSED BE THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL FOR EVER AND EVER!
I PRAY TO BE JOINED WITH THOSE WHO SEEK YIHOVAH IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, BE NUMBERED AMONG HIS SAINTS, AND BE A LIGHT TO THE WORLD FOR HIS FAME AND GLORY. I PRAY TO BE JOINED WITH THOSE WHO WILL DEMAND THE KEEPING OF GOD’s BOOK OF THE LAW AND WITHOUT ADDING TO OR DIMINISHING FROM IT!
BLESSED BE THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM AND MOSES AND EXALTED BE HIS HOLY NAME ABOVE ALL FOREVER AND EVER!
GLORY YIHOVAH, CLEAVE TO HIM, AND EXALT HIM AND
HIS BOOK OF THE LAW ALWAYS!
A DIVINE RUMBLE IS FORETOLD FOR THESE LATTER DAYS…
Our Holy ONE of Israel is ever so MERCIFUL! And HE shows us HIS Warnings, so that we will take heed and be safe. If we don’t, then we have no one to blame but ourselves. I believe all will agree that these are definitely the times of “Jacob’s Trouble.”
“The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days
ye shall consider it perfectly.”
“And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?”
GOD’s LATTER DAY WARNINGS
TO HIS CHOSEN - THOSE OBEDIENT ONES!
“But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.”
“Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and
deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time
of the LORD's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.
“My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.”
“Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth;
I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.”
August 17, 2003
The Holy ONE of Israel is True to HIS People who hope, trust, and believe in HIM. And HE is True to HIS WORD! IF we will trust in HIM to live ALL HIS LAW and do HIS Will, then HE will be with us to SAVE us from the hands of our enemies, from sickness, and from hunger. If we must be warned, then HE will get the necessary warning to us and advise us of what we must do.
“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.” Psalm 19:7 - 11
“The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.” Nahum 1:7
“Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7
Our GOD of Israel does not lie, and HE has been more than FAIR and JUST in leaving HIS WORD unto this day for our enlightenment and our SALVATION, believe it or not. When we sin against HIM, HE punishes us, and when we are OBEDIENT, HE BLESSES us. But be that as it may, we, Israelites, true to form, have not changed. We are still just as stiffnecked as were our forefathers. We not only still reject much of GOD’s LAW, but we question and second guess that which is written in HIS LAW and in HIS WORD to HIS Prophets. When will we realize that this Divine LAW and GOD’s WORD left for us throughout the Tanakh (“Old Testament”) is more valuable to us than “fine gold” or winning a multi-million dollar lottery? In other words, what good would it be to have all the gold in Fort Knox or to win the lottery and lose a place in GOD’s Kingdom? Therefore, let us error on the side of caution. Let us do exactly as King David advised his son, Solomon: “keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, AS IT IS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:” (I Kings 2:3). And more importantly, let us do exactly as the Children of Israel were COMMANDED to live GOD’s Book of the Law:
“Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments;” Deuteronomy 26:17,18
“Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according ALL THE LAW, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:7,8
“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8
Therefore, please, let us consider GOD’s LAW, HIS WORD, and HIS Warnings, so that we might be hid in the day of HIS Anger when HE brings His Judgment down on the evil and wicked of this Earth.
“Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger.” Zephaniah 2:3
“For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
“I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” Joel 3:1,2
GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE MESSAGE IN JOEL 3:1: Notice that Our GOD of Israel will FIRST gather HIS Chosen Ones, and THEN gather the nations to judge them!!! It does not read that AFTER HE has judged the nations that then HE will gather HIS People. And when you think about it, this makes a lot of sense. If the Holy ONE will FIRST judge the nations, e.g., Babylon (and others who enslaved Israelites) and destroys this place altogether, then how will anyone be able to leave afterwards? You can be sure that all left within Babylon will die!
Let’s also consider that Lot was forced to leave out of Sodom and Gomorrah BEFORE GOD brought down HIS Wrath on this place, and that the Nation of Israel left out of Egypt BEFORE the Holy ONE destroyed its ruler and his army.
“The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see…Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty…Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it…And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible…And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land…Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword…And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.” Please read all of Isaiah 13th Chapter.
LET US CONSIDER GOD’s WORD AND TAKE HEED TO HIS LATTER DAY WARNINGS. What else do we have, and what better people to hear than GOD’s Prophets of old?
I haven’t run into an Israelite yet who does not agree that the United States is the Daughter of Babylon. But most of us are not together on how this latter day Exodus will manifest. Unequivocally, this Exodus WILL NOT mirror the one out of Ancient Egypt when the whole House of Israel, i.e., all Twelve Tribes left out of Egypt.
Although we also agree that these are the “latter days” and that this is a time of “Jacob’s Troubles,” too many Israelites say that it is not time to return. They say that we must “WAIT ON GOD.” Actually, since giving this premise (to wait on GOD) more consideration, I will agree with them. But allow me to explain.
It probably never crossed Nehemiah’s mind to return to Jerusalem UNTIL the Holy ONE put it in his heart to do so. In this manner, I agree that we should wait on Our GOD of Israel. As we well know, ONLY a REMNANT will RETURN. And thus, without a doubt, Our GOD will put it in the hearts of this REMNANT to leave Babylon and all countries where we have been scattered and return to our heritage.
“But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in the former days, saith the LORD of hosts.
“For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.
“And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.” Zechariah 8:11 - 13
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
“The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
“For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.” Isaiah 10:20 - 22
If a Righteous REMNANT will RETURN, then doesn’t that mean that GOD will cause this to happen? Isn’t the Holy ONE of Israel in absolute control? You know; a leaf doesn’t fall from the tree without GOD’s assent. Rivers do not flow without GOD’s Command, etc., etc.. And Israelites will not RETURN if it’s not time or if it’s not GOD’s Plan. After all, only GOD HIMSELF can break HIS Curse upon us. Surely we know this!
When Our GOD of Israel caused our captivity, it wasn’t a matter of “WAITING” on the LORD. And HE certainly did not come and swoop down and put us in our enemies’ lands. So, do we expect HIM to swoop down and cast us back into our lands? Not hardly! Times and situations have to take their course. Only the Elect will return to our heritage, and Our GOD is making sure of that just as HE is making sure that the wicked will fall with the Gentiles.
If Israelites do not agree with my premise, then I’m not quite sure as to what they mean when they say we should “WAIT ON OUR GOD” to cause our return to out heritage. I don’t know if they are waiting on a Prophet like Moses to Deliver us all, or if they expect that there will be a mass Exodus home. According to what’s written, we cannot dismiss the fact that an Exodus will entail only a REMNANT, for only these Special Ones will accept ALL of GOD’s LAW and take heed to HIS Warnings!
You see, the Holy ONE is consistent. In Deuteronomy 30th Chapter, HE Promises us that if we return to HIS LAW that we will return to our heritage. GOD has already said that only a REMNANT will Return. So, this tells us quite a lot. There will not be another mass Exodus of ALL Israelites converging on the Land of Israel. Why not? First of all, not every Israelite has accepted to follow GOD’s Book of the Law or made HIM the ONE GOD to be served and worshipped. Second of all, too many Israelites are saying that it’s not time to go home. And, we can’t forget that according to Scripture, the Holy ONE said that HE will “make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee” (Jeremiah 30:11). That can only mean that those who proclaim that it’s not time to return home will die with our captors. Hence, without question, these facts will keep millions of Israelites from going home, thus, providing credence to only a Remnant returning to GOD’s Holy Land.
Once again, I am providing evidence proving that it is time to return or rather FLEE Babylon. I urge each and every Israelites and even the Stranger who chooses to worship the Holy ONE of Israel to consider the following passages and ask what Message is it that the GOD of Israel is attempting to get across to us. Not everyone will understand, but that, too, is for a reason. Not everyone is supposed to be saved and returned home.
“And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land”
“Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.” Isaiah 48:20
“Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land. The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple.” Jeremiah 50:16,28
“Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.” Jeremiah 51:6
Those who do not have it in their hearts to return won’t realize the purpose of this “warning” or the need to take heed to the above Scripture. You see, ONLY A RIGHTEOUS REMNANT IS SCHEDULED TO RETURN TO OUR HERITAGE! Notice that I said “RETURN TO OUR HERITAGE” - not return to the Land of Israel. Many are and have been called, but few will be Chosen.
Permit me to explain. There are many Israelites already in the Land of Israel. Some are believers in a “man” called Ben Ammi and follow him and his teachings. Some are “converts” to the White-Jewish Talmudic doctrine, and some are Messianics. I don’t have to tell you that those of either of these groups will not be numbered among the Righteous Remnant that the GOD of Israel will CALL to be established for HIS PRAISE and HIS Holy Name's Sake.
And when Ezekiel 20:38 says that the rebels “will not enter into the land of Israel,” it means that they will not enter into the land of Israel at the time of GOD’s Kingdom - AFTER HE has taken the land from the Strangers and returned it to its rightful inheritors, the SEED of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel - that RIGHTEOUS REMNANT!
“I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save. Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:19 - 22
“For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.” Isaiah 54:3
“And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed.” Isaiah 61:9
“Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all. And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.” Isaiah 65:8,9
“They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.” Isaiah 65:22,23
So, it appears that GOD will indeed play a most important part in our return to our heritage, and HE will most definitely direct the next Exodus. HE WILL put it in our hearts to return, and if it is not yet in our hearts to do so, then, I guess many Israelites will be prevented from making this final Exodus.
And in that case, “GOD’s Latter Day Warning” is not for everyone. It’s for the wise - those who KNOW GOD and FEAR HIM to live ALL HIS LAW possible and to DO HIS WILL in Righteousness.
“For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up.
“And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.” Jeremiah 24:6,7
Of all GOD’s Chosen People, only the Righteous Remnant will be saved and will be the ones who will have taken heed to all of HIS Warnings.
DO NOT allow your leaders to deceive you. Turn to the Holy ONE and let HIM be your GUIDE. If you don’t, then you should be very worried indeed if it is not in your heart to “FLEE” Babylon and head home. After all, it makes all the sense in the world that once Our GOD has opened our eyes to our identity and HIS Truth, that HE will also be CALLING us IF WE ARE FOUND WORTHY! And what else is there for us, HIS Chosen People, to do other than to return home to the land that HE swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel and show forth HIS PRAISE?
“Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.”
“For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.”
“For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
“Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
“They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.”
Jeremiah 31:7 - 9
“And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.”
O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL
IS RIGHTEOUS, JUST, AND GOOD!
Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake!
A MESSAGE TO ALL MESSIANICS:
WAIT ON THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL
MAKE HIM YOUR
LORD AND SAVIOR - NOT “MAN.”
“Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
“O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.
“I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.” Hosea 13:4,9,14
“Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.”
“But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them:
“Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:” I Kings 9:6,7
THEREFORE, FOR WHAT REASON
DO WE NEED jc OR ANY ONE ELSE BUT YIHOVAH,
THE ALL-MIGHTY GOD OF ISRAEL?!
“Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
“He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.” Deuteronomy 10:20,21
“That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” Deuteronomy 30:20
“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
“Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.” Psalm 107:31,32
“I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: OPEN THY MOUTH WIDE, AND I WILL FILL IT.” Psalm 37:10
AGAIN AND AGAIN, I ASK:
FOR WHAT REASON DO WE NEED jc
OR ANY ONE ELSE BUT YIHOVAH
OUR ONLY GOD AND SAVIOR?
“And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
“To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?” Deuteronomy 10:12,13
“At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.” Jeremiah 31:1
FOR WHAT REASON DO WE NEED jc
OR ANY ONE ELSE BUT YIHOVAH?
“And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the LORD their God.
“And God spake all these words, saying,
“I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:1 - 3
FOR WHAT REASON DO WE NEED jc
OR ANY ONE ELSE BUT YIHOVAH,
THE LORD OUR GOD THAT SAVED ISRAEL OUT OF EGYPT?
“…they shall CALL ON MY NAME, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.” Zechariah 13:9
Given all the above Scripture, YOU MESSIANICS should realize that we should not be trusting in or magnifying “man” - not any “man” for the Holy ONE of Israel is a JEALOUS GOD, and HE wants all the Praise and Glory for HIMSELF! HE ALONE is Our SAVIOR, and there is none else:
“I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.” Isaiah 43:11
“Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.” Isaiah 44:8
“Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? And there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:21,22
FOR WHAT REASON DO WE NEED jc OR ANY ONE ELSE BUT YIHOVAH?
Our Righteous GOD gave us HIS Holy Book of the Law – not the “New Testament” that was established by “man” to support his man-made, very well organized and deceptive religion.
WE DO NOT NEED jc!!!
The TEACHINGS of the GOD of Israel are found in HIS Book of the Law, and in no way do HIS Teachings even parallel those of jc. As a matter of fact, the “New Testament” and the teachings of jc were specifically written and embellished to REPLACE GOD’s Laws, Statutes, and Judgments - hence, the reason for the word “New” in the title of this book!
This is one of the greatest sins one can commit against the Most High GOD of Israel. Not only is GOD’s Law to be kept “to a thousand generations” and “FOR EVERMORE” (Deuteronomy 7:9; II Kings 17:37), but no one can add to or diminish from all that the GOD of Israel has COMMANDED that we should observe to DO (Deuteronomy 12:32)!
Equally as important, “Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them, And all the people shall say, Amen” (Deuteronomy 27:26). Perhaps jc wasn’t aware of this Law!
The “New Testament” and this “man” jc have not only added to GOD’s WORD, but they have disclaimed GOD’s Ordinances and changed them altogether!
Every man/woman who serves and worships the All-Mighty GOD of Israel knows to Exalt ONLY HIM and HIS Book of the Law, for through meditating in this Righteous Book, one is made wise and, therefore, learns of GOD’s Truth and magnifies it and nothing else!
“And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 32:46
“Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shal make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:7,8
Equally important, the wise will confirm that there is but ONE GOD, the CREATOR, and there is none else!
“Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.” Isaiah 43:10
“I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
“That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I amthe LORD, and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:5,6
“But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
“Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.” Jeremiah 10:10,11
Finally, when we realize that NO ONE can deliver out of GOD’s Hand, i.e., reverse the CURSES HE put on the Nation of Israel (or anyone else for that matter), then we will understand why the man, jc, is a farce, and thus, was not able to save the “Lost Sheep of the House of Israel,” or establish GOD’s Kingdom. Thus, we also realize why the writers of the “New Testament” conveniently wrote jc completely out of the picture and into a false doctrine and forged sense of hope that lies in the hearts of naïve and badly informed beliers!
The Holy ONE of Israel wants HIS People to SERVE, TRUST, BELIEVE, HOPE, AND WORSHIP ONLY HIM! AND HE WILL HAVE IT NO OTHER WAY!
“The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.” Nahum 1:7
WE NEED THE SAME GOD THAT SAVED THE NATION OF ISRAEL OUT OF EGYPT
TO ONCE AGAIN
DELIVER US OUT OF OUR ENEMIES’ LANDS!!!
“And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities,
and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me,
saith the LORD.
“And also I have withholden the rain from you,
when there were yet three months to the harvest:
and I caused it to rain upon one city,
and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon,
and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.
“So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water;
but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me,
saith the LORD.
“I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased,
the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me,
saith the LORD.
“I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses;
and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils:
yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
“I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,
and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning:
yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.”
Amos 4:6 – 11
“For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel,
Seek ye me, and ye shall live:
“Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Beth-el.”
“The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.”
“The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.
“Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus; Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing.
“Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus,
saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.”
(See also Jeremiah 30:13)
Why didn’t jc know about Amos’ PROPHECIES? Why didn’t he know that GOD had cursed the “Lost Sheep of the House of Israel” (Matt.15:24), and that it would be impossible to SAVE them? And why didn’t he know that we would still be UNSAVED unto this day?! I’ll tell you why. When the tale was woven to establish this false religion, X-tianity, the writers were so busy fabricating what they thought would be a foolproof theology that they neglected to do their homework! They should have researched what “Thus Saith the LORD,” first! How long will intelligent people continue to believe in this “man” jc?
WE DO NOT NEED jc!
WE NEED THE GOD OF ABRAHAM!
“Therefore, behold the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The LORD liveth, that brougt up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again unto their land
that I gave unto their fathers.”
“Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering,
and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
FEAR BEFORE HIM ALL THE EARTH…”
I Chronicles 16:29,30
If the Holy ONE of Israel DECLARED that there is NONE TO PLEAD OUR CAUSE (Jeremiah 30:13), then of what value was jc??? Obviously, this man was/is of no value to the Children of Israel at all. Hence, again and again I urge Messianics to turn to the GOD of Israel and believe, hope, and trust in ONLY HIM for HE is the ONLY ONE that has proven HIMSELF to be able to truly SAVE HIS People out of the hands of their enemies.
O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD
AND THAT THERE IS NONE LIKE THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL!
Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake
I live to Exalt the Most High GOD of Israel and HIS Righteous Book of the Law and all because returning to HIM and serving and worshipping HIM (when our forefathers wouldn’t) will cause Our GOD and SAVIOR to return back to us, HIS Chosen People. Therefore, the more Israelites involved in this great Mission to return to the Holy ONE and HIS Law, the sooner the GOD’s TRUTH will be disseminated around the world and the sooner the True and Living GOD will be revealed, magnified, and PRAISED by all (Isaiah 43:21). And LORD knows this “man” jc, or whatever people choose to call him, will have nothing to do with bringing about this disclosure or the Redemption and Deliverance from all the perils upon the SEED of the Children of Israel, as well as the rest of the nations on this Earth for that matter. And the reason is that the man jc, in the “NT,” is too busy shedding light on himself to give Praise and Glory to the Most High GOD of Israel, which is all that this GOD wanted most from HIS Chosen People.
It should be realized that GOD did not let Samuel’s words fall to the ground, i.e., everything Samuel said came to pass (I Samuel 3:19). But this was not the case with the “man” jc, and yet he was/is worshipped and magnified as if he were the GOD of this Universe. And indeed many people think that he is. But if he is a god or if he is “the son of God,” then certainly he should have known that GOD’s Kingdom was NOT at hand (Matthew 10:5 - 7) – a blunder from which he will never recover!
And since jc could not make this significant call that would have proven his identity and godliness, the wise should know that he is as much a lying prophet as was Hananiah who disputed Jeremiah’s prophecy that the Tribe of Judah would be in Babylonian captivity for seventy years. His claim was that they would be captives for only two years rather than seventy. Consequently, Hananiah paid with his life for making the Judahites “trust in a lie” (Jeremiah 28th Chapter).
As well, we should give more thought to the fact that “there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face” (Deuteronomy 34:10). That kind of leaves the “Son of God” out in the cold; wouldn’t you say?
And finally, GOD said, “The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert to give drink to my people, my chosen” (Isaiah 43:20). There’s much to be gleaned from this passage! But suffice it to say that the beasts of the field know well the identity of the CREATOR, and they know even better that this All-Mighty GOD is the ONLY ONE that deserves ALL THE GLORY. Unfortunately, these days, when there is a drought, severe storm, flooding, waters in the desert or forest (lightning) fires, crippling dust storms and famine, people, not the beasts of the field, but PEOPLE will credit “Mother Nature” for these weather patterns and not make the slightest connection to the Most High GOD. “That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” Isaiah 45:6,7
However, for sure great afflictions will cause many people and Nations to turn to the GOD with the OMNIPOTENCE to SAVE and DELIVER out of harms way, and this will be the GOD they will serve and worship (Hosea 5:15). I don’t think it’s necessary to reveal that this GOD will be the same GOD that SAVED the Children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage!
“Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.”
“What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back? Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs? Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;” Psalm 114:5 – 7
The WISE will understand!
FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH ALWAYS!
LORD, You were our help during Biblical days, and you did not pass the buck. You were a Voice and a genuine Worker for us, and from the fruits of your labors our trifling forefathers were indeed saved and redeemed many times from the hands of their enemies, albeit in vain to perpetuate many sins against you. But things have changed somewhat, and many of us have returned to you. Therefore, once again, LORD GOD of Israel, save those of us who believe and trust in ONLY YOU to do your Will, but this time save us from the four corners of this Earth for your Holy Name’s Sake.
“When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house: Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.” I Kings 8:33,34
“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
“But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.”
“Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
“And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob,
and I will look for him.”
Let us put the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel back into our lives, our hearts, our thoughts, and in everything that we do. Focusing on HIM and HIS Ways, as we come and go in our daily routines is ever so helpful in maintaining healthy spirits and acquiring strength and knowledge of HIS Paths of Righteousness. This attitude certainly helps in making us meek, albeit but not weak, ALL PRAISES DUE TO THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.
“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that
the temple might be built.”
“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him
while he is near:”
“I will declare thy name unto my brethren:
in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.”
LET US EXALT, PRAISE, AND SANCTIFY THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL IN TRUTH AND IN RIGHTEOUSNESS BEFORE THE WORLD FOREVERMORE! AND LET US MAGNIFY HIS LAW, WHICH IS OUR ONLY TICKET INTO HIS KINGDOM, SO THAT ALL PEOPLES WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE AND WORSHIP KNOW THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM AND MOSES AND TO SERVE AND WORSHIP HIM ACCORDING TO HIS WORD AND HIS WILL!
OH THE PAIN OF CAPTIVITY
It gets so hard I don't know how to be
So much sorrow I can't event breathe
Oh the pain of captivity
Oh the pain of captivity
Do not know my ways, do not know who I am
All I can see is I can't stay as I am
Do not know how to speak, do not know how to think
It's hard to do something just as simple as eat
Battle everyday just to try to be me
Oh the pain of captivity
Oh the pain of captivity
Wickedness all around; yes the pits are wide and deep
Traps that my enemy has lying in wait for me
Notwithstanding this my biggest enemy is me
Evil inside tries to keep me from seeing
Deception and trials I'm in constant calamity
Oh the pain, Oh the pain
Oh the pain of captivity
Keeping the gap between me and the One who loves me
I wish I could know You, I wish I could see
Just exactly how it is You want me to be
If You would only change my spirit and give me one that's pleasing
No more pain of captivity
No more sorrow, no more battle inside
Finally swinging forward and getting off of this backslide
Exalting my God, thanking Him for being redeemed
For sprinkling His water on us, now we are clean
For showing us that His steadfast love never ceases
No more pain of captivity
No more pain of captivity
No more blindness, now I can see
Now I understand how He always wanted it to be
No more pain, No more pain, No more pain....
“Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
“Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.
“The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
“Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.
“Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
“O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed;
for I put my trust in thee.
“Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
“Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.”
Psalm 25:15 - 22
GOD WARNS US TO TAKE HEED
BUT UNTO THIS DAY WE DO NOT LISTEN!
“To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, THE WORD OF THE LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.”
August 19, 2003
TAKE HEED, we must to your RIGHTEOUS WORD,
Or pay the price and never again to be heard.
TAKE HEED, you said, LORD, that we’re your Chosen People,
We can’t serve other gods for that is diabolical.
TAKE HEED, you said, for we saw no similitude,
Making images to worship we are forbidden to do.
TAKE HEED, you said; teach our children YOUR WAY,
Walk with them and talk with them each and every day.
TAKE HEED, you said, or be prepared to be the accursed,
You did not lie, LORD, for throughout the Earth we are dispersed.
TAKE HEED, you said, to “LOVE YOU,” Our ONE and ONLY SAVIOR,
With all our heart and soul with a Righteous and Lawful behavior.
TAKE HEED, you said, and trust not in a Brother,
Trust, you said in “YOU” and in none other.
TAKE HEED, you said; bear no burden on your Holy Sabbath Day,
Or with our lives for this great sin, we would have to pay.
TAKE HEED, you said, to YOU, Our GOD of Abraham,
Cease to do evil if we want to prevail in your land.
YOU warned us, LORD, and our forefathers did not listen,
YOU proved for a fact that your WORD is genuine.
All that you’ve said without a doubt came to pass,
First your Blessings, but now your curses amass.
TAKE HEED, you WARNED us, Dear LORD, My GOD,
By now maybe some of us have had enough of your rod.
Forgive our forefathers their sins and forgive all of us,
We’re tired, LORD, and now we know serving ONLY you is a must.
Save those of us who now take heed,
Who follow your LAW and permit you to LEAD.
“I said, I would scatter them into corners,
I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:
“For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.
“O that they were wise, that they understood this,
THAT THEY WOULD CONSIDER THEIR LATTER END!”
“That he may incline our hearts unto him, TO WALK IN ALL HIS WAYS, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.”
I Kings 8:58
MAY THE WORLD SOON LEARN THE TRUTH REGARDING THE ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD
THAT CREATED THE HEAVENS AND
THE EARTH FOR HIS FAME AND GLORY!
HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!
Your Poetry and Prose EXALTING the Holy ONE of Israel are most welcome. Please send them to Afraqueen@AOL.COM for publishing in The LawKeepers JOURNAL. We only ask that they be in Exaltation of the Most High GOD of Israel.
“The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”
Let us mold our hearts and future NOW and succeed where our forefathers failed. Let us be obedient to Our Holy ONE of Israel and live and do HIS Book of the Law AS IT IS WRITTEN IN RIGHTEOUSNESS. Let us turn to Our GOD of Israel with our whole heart and soul and cause HIM to see that this time, we will keep our promise to make HIM Our ONE and ONLY GOD in Truth and serve HIM according to HIS Ways and Paths of Righteousness that HE decreed to HIS Prophet Moses!
“And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
“And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
“That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
“If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:”
Deuteronomy 30:1 - 4
“For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
“Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
“And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
“And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
“I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.
“And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.
“Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight
for your iniquities and for your abominations.”
Ezekiel 36:24 - 31
“Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.”
“Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance even God with a recompense; he will come and save you.
“And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion
with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads:
they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”
“For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour:
I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee
“Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
“Fear not: for I am with thee:
I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
“I will say to the north, Give up: and to the south, Keep not back:
bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;”
Isaiah 43:3 – 6
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Some words are truly challenging to find, especially those posted in zigzag - hint! Words are also written vertically, horizontally, and diagonally.
Only a good “eye” will enable you to find all the words.
For neatness and legibility, use a single line to cross out each word found
rather than circling it, and consider giving each player a different colored pencil.
Parents, you might want to copy just the “Word Search” and take turns with your children to complete this puzzle. And to make the fun more exciting, play with a one-minute timer, as you search for each word. If players cannot find their words within the allotted time, then it’s the next player’s turn.
Reward one point per word found. Let the youngest child start first. Each player selects his/her own word, or the words can be written on small pieces of paper and randomly pulled (with eyes closed) from a bag or hat.
NOW, see who can rack up the most points.
(By all means, do copy the puzzle and use the “Font Size” that suits you.)
In the future, if Brothers and Sisters would like to create a “Word Search” of their own, I would be delighted to include it in the next JOURNAL. And even suggestions for a Word Search are always welcome.
“Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
“Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?
“Hath God forgotten to be gracious?
hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.”
Psalm 77:7 - 9
“Behold, I will gather them out of all countries,
whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath;
and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:
“And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
“And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever,
for the good of them, and of their children after them:
“And I will make an everlasting covenant with them,
that I will not turn away from them, to do them good;
but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
“Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good,
and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart
and with my whole soul.
“For thus saith the LORD;
Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people,
so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.
“And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say,
It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
“Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal them,
and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains,
and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south:
for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the LORD.”
Jeremiah 32:37 - 44
FOR YOUR INFORMATION (FYI):
The following Biblical Timeline starting with our Patriarch Abraham to the Roman Empire was retrieved from the Web. I find timelines to be very interesting and helpful in our Biblical studies. However, it goes without saying that we must use them wisely, as we do know that this documentation is “his” story, i.e., the “history” of the Rulers of this present world system. To be sure, some of “real” history has been tampered with, in order that GOD’s Elect will be deceived. As you know, the longer we are in the DARK, the longer our enemies will rule over us. However, Our GOD is Merciful, and HE opens the eyes of those who Fear HIM and seek to live HIS Book of the Law, for therein is our wisdom and understanding to know and serve HIM.
“Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
“Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.” Deuteronomy 4:6
No matter what documentation we might read, let us not be enticed to stray from that which Our GOD of Israel has given and COMMANDED of us, HIS LAW, HIS EVERLASTING Paths of Righteousness!
Main Events in Biblical History
HISTORICAL TIME CHART (Biblical and Historical)
Note: Biblical dating follows that of several scholars in my Bibliography, esp. Whitcomb and Boyer. Some dates are uncertain. There is also some overlap, especially in the case of the judges and the kings.
B.C.E. (BEFORE X-TIAN ERA)
2090 Abraham called by God
2067 Isaac born
2007 Jacob born
1992 Abraham dies
1944 Isaac dies
1877 Jacob arrives in Egypt
1860 Jacob dies in Egypt
1806 Joseph dies in Egypt
1730 Hyksos invasion of Egypt; Hebrews bondage begins.
1728 Hammurabi of Sumer born
1570 Hyksos expelled from Egypt; Amose I founds 18th dynasty
1548 Amenhotep I becomes pharaoh of Egypt
1548 Hebrew midwives ordered to destroy all Hebrew male children
1528 Thutmose I becomes pharaoh;
1528 All newborn Hebrew males are to be cast into the Nile
1525 Moses born
1510 Thutmose II becomes pharaoh
1504 Hatshepsut becomes pharaoh
1487 Moses pees Egypt
1483 Thutmose III becomes pharaoh
1483 The great oppression of the Hebrews begins
1450 Amenhotep II becomes pharaoh
1447 The Exodus begins
1446 The Tabernacle constructed
1423 Thutmose IV becomes pharaoh
1410 Amenhotep III becomes pharaoh
1407 Moses dies; Joshua conquers Canaan
1400 Conquest of Canaan completed
1377 Akhnaton becomes pharaoh; inaugurates monotheistic reforms
1375 Othniel becomes judge
1319 Ehud becomes judge
1318 Rameses I founds the 19th dynasty in Egypt
1240 Deborah and Barak judge Israel
1194 Gideon becomes judge
1167 Eli born
1155 Abimelech usurps power in Israel
1152 Tola becomes judge
1131 Jair becomes judge
1109 Eli becomes priest
1105 Samuel born
1089 Jephthah becomes judge
1083 Ibzan becomes judge
1071 Elon becomes judge; Samson becomes judge
1069 Samuel begins to minister
1066 Abdon becomes judge
1043 Saul becomes king
1011 Saul and Jonathan slain; David becomes king of Judah
1004 David becomes king over all Israel
971 Solomon ascends the throne
966 Solomon begins to build the Temple in Jerusalem
945 Sheshhonk ( Shishak) becomes pharaoh of Egypt
931 Rehoboam becomes king of Israel and Judah
931 Jeroboam rebels; sets Up a rival kingdom in the north
913 Abijam becomes king of Judah
911 Asa becomes king of Judah
910 Nadab becomes king of Israel
909 Bausha becomes king of Israel
890 Benhadad becomes king of Syria
886 Elah becomes king of Israel; Zimri becomes king of Israel
885 Tibni becomes king of Israel
883 Ashurbanipal II becomes king of Assyria
880 Omri becomes king of Israel
874 Ahab becomes king of Israel
873 Jehoshaphat becomes king of Judah
859 Shalmaneser III becomes king of Assyria
858 Elijah begins to prophesy
853 Ahaziah becomes king of Israel ;
853 Jehoram becomes king of Judah
852 Joram becomes king of Israel
852 Elisha begins to prophesy
841 Jehu becomes king of Israel
841 Ahaziah becomes king of Judah
841 Athaliah seizes the throne of Judah
841 Hazael becomes king of Syria
835 Joash becomes king of Judah
830 Joel prophecies
814 Jehoahaz becomes king of Israel
801 Benhadad II becomes king of Syria
798 Jehoash becomes king of Israel
796 Amaziah becomes king of Judah
790 Uzziah becomes co-regent of Judah
783 Shalmaneser IV becomes king of Assyria
783 Jonah begins his ministry
782 Jeroboam II becomes king of Israel
776 Olympic games begin in Greece
767 Uzziah becomes full king of Judah
764 Amos begins to prophesy
755 Hosea begins to prophesy
753 Rome founded; Zechariah becomes king of Israel
752 Shallum becomes king of Israel
752 Menahem becomes king of Israel
745 Tiglath-pileser III becomes king of Assyria
742 Pekahiah becomes king of Israel
740 Pekah becomes king of Israel
739 Uzziah dies; Isaiah begins to prophesy
739 Jotham becomes king of Judah
736 Micah begins to prophesy
735 Ahaz becomes king of Judah
732 Hoshea becomes king of Israel
727 Shalmaneser IV becomes king of Assyria
722 Sargon II becomes king of Assyria Samaria falls;
722 The ten tribes of Israel go into captivity
715 Hezekiah becomes king of Judah
705 Sennacherib becomes king of Assyria
701 Judah invaded by the Assyrians
686 Manasseh becomes king of Judah
681 Esarhaddon becomes king of Assyria
669 Ashurbanipal becomes king of Assyria
660 Zoroaster born
648 Nahum predicts the fall of Nineveh
642 Amon becomes king of Judah
640 Josiah becomes king of Judah
634 Zephaniah begins to prophesy
627 Jeremiah begins to prophesy
626 Nabopolasser becomes king of Babylon
622 Revival in Judah
619 Habakkuk begins to prophesy
612 Nineveh falls
609 Neco II becomes pharaoh of Egypt
609 Jehoahaz becomes king of Judah
609 Jehoiakim becomes king of Judah
605 Nebuchadnezzar becomes king of Babylon
605 The Babylonians invade Judah
597 Jehoachin becomes king of Judah
597 Zedekiah becomes king of Judah
593 Ezekiel begins to prophesy
586 The Babylonians destroy Jerusalem and the Temple
586 The Jews deported to Babylon
586 Gedaliah becomes governor of Jerusalem
586 The rabbis preempt the priests as the holders of divine truth
563 Buddhism founded by Siddhartha
553 Belshazzar becomes regent in Babylon
550 Cyrus becomes king of Persia
550 The temple of Artemis erected at Ephesus
550 Confucius begins to teach
539 Babylon falls to the Medes and Persians
539 Darius the Mede rules in Babylon
538 Zerubbabel and Joshua lead a small party back to Palestine
536 The Temple started in Jerusalem
530 Cambyses becomes king of Persia
521 Smerdis becomes king of Persia
521 Darius I Hystapses becomes king of Persia
520 Zechariah begins to prophesy
520 Haggai begins to prophesy
520 Construction of the Jerusalem Temple resumed
516 The Temple completed
509 The Roman Republic founded
486 Xerxes becomes king of Persia
484 Herodotus the historian born
480 The Greeks defeat Xerxes at Salamis
479 The Greeks defeat Xerxes at Thermopalye
478 Esther becomes queen of Persia
478 Esther saves the Jews of the empire from extermination
473 The Feast of Purim started
469 Socrates born
464 Artaxerxes Longimanus becomes king of Persia
458 Ezra takes a small contingent of Jews back to Palestine
447 The building of the Parthenon commenced
445 Nehemiah takes a small contingent of Jews back to Palestine
443 Nehemiah and Ezra read the Scriptures to the Jews
443 The beginnings of the Midrash; the Sopherim (Scribes) flourish
436 Malachi begins to prophesy
423 Darius II becomes king of Persia
404 Artaxerxes II becomes king of Persia
400 The Midrash begins to develop
399 Socrates condemned to death
359 Artaxerxes III becomes king of Persia
359 Philip becomes king of Macedonia
342 Epicurius teaches his philosophy
336 Darius III Codomannus becomes king of Persia
336 Alexander the Great becomes king of Greece
335 Aristotle teaches at Athens
333 The Battle of Issus fought; Alexander defeats the Persians
333 Alexander takes Egypt
332 Alexander destroys Tyre
331 Alexander seizes Babylon
330 Darius III of Persia slain
329 Alexander marries Roxana in a symbolic gesture of uniting East and West
327 Alexander invades India
323 Alexander claims to be the son of Zeus
323 Alexander dies
323 Alexander's empire divided between his four chief generals
323 Ptolemy I Soter takes Egypt
320 Ptolemy I seizes Palestine
311 Seleucus I Nicator takes Babylon
300 Rome becomes a major world power in the western Mediterranean
300 Seleucus I adds Syria to his realm
285 Ptolemy II Philadelphius becomes king of Egypt
285 Between 285 and 130 the Septuagint translated
280 Antiochus I Soter becomes king of Syria
276 The first Syro-Egyptian war begins
275 Ptolemy of Egypt invades Syria
274 Hinduism codified in India
264 Rome's first war begins
261 Antiochus II Theos (the God) becomes king of Syria
260 The second Syro-Egyptian war begins
252 Antiochus II marries Bernice, daughter of Ptolemy II
250 The Parthian kingdom founded
246 Seleucus II Callinicus becomes king of Syria
246 Ptolemy III Euergetes becomes king of Egypt
246 The third Syro-Egyptian war begins
245 Ptolemy invades Syria
240 Seleucus invades Egypt
223 Antiochus III (the Great) becomes king of Syria
221 Ptolemy IV Philopater becomes king of Egypt
221 The fourth Syro-Egyptian war begins
219 Antiochus the Great invades Egypt
218 Rome's second Punic war against Carthage begins
217 Ptolemy IV invades Syria; Battle of Raphia
215 Rome's first Macedonian war begins
206 Rome drives Carthage out of Spain
203 Ptolemy V ( Epiphanes ) becomes king of Egypt
201 The fifth Syro-Egyptian war begins Carthage surrenders to Rome
200 Rome's second Macedonian war begins
200 The Mishna begins to appear among the Jews
193 Ptolemy V marries Cleopatra, daughter of Antiochus III
190 Antiochus III defeated by Romans at Magnesia
187 Seleucus IV Philopator becomes king of Syria
181 Ptolemy VI Philomater becomes king of Egypt
175 Antiochus IV Epiphanes becomes king of Syria
171 Ptolemy VII becomes co-regent of Egypt with Ptolemy VI
171 Rome's third Macedonian war begins
171 Mithridates I begins the conquest of Babylonia and Media,
171 He adds those countries to Elam, Persia, and Bactra to form the Parthian Empire
169 Antiochus Epiphanes captures Jerusalem
168 The Romans interfere in Antiochus's war with Egypt and prevent his capturing Alexandria
168 Antiochus pollutes the Temple in Jerusalem and suspends the sacrifices of the Jews
166 Matthias leads the Jews in revolt against Antiochus Epiphanes
165 The Jerusalem Temple repaired and cleansed
164 Antiochus Epiphanes dies
154 The Jews in Egypt build a temple at Leontopolis
149 Rome's third Punic war against Carthage begins Rome's fourth Macedonian war begins
146 The Romans destroy Carthage
135 John Hyrcanus becomes high priest in Jerusalem
133 Rome begins to expand her empire eastward
130 The Pharisees begin to emerge as a sect
124 Mithridates II (the Great) conquers Scythia, adds it to the Parthian Empire,
124 Mithridates II makes a treaty with Rome
120 Hyrcanus repudiates the Pharisees and declares himself a Sadducee
106 Cicero born
88 Rome's first Mithridatic war begins
83 Rome's second Mithridatic war begins
74 Rome's third Mithridatic war begins
64 Pompey captures Jerusalem;
64 Pompey leaves the Maccabean high priest Hyrcanus in power
64 Pompey puts Antipater as civil adviser
60 The first Triumvirate at Rome (Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey )
59 Julius Caesar becomes proconsul; Pompey marries Julia, daughter of Caesar
58 Caesar conquers Gaul
54 Caesar invades Britain
49 Caesar crosses the Rubicon
48 Pompey slain in Egypt
48 Caesar makes Cleopatra queen of Egypt
44 Caesar becomes dictator of Rome for life
44 Caesar assassinated (Ides of March)
43 The second Triumvirate at Rome (Anthony, Lepidus, and Octavian )
40 Herod appointed king
37 Herod captures Jerusalem
31 Battle of Actium, Anthony slain,
31 Octavian becomes master of Rome, the final triumph of Empire
30 Egypt is under Roman control
30 Shammai fourished
30 Hillel flourished
30 Philo of Alexandria fourished
21 Octavian assumed the title of Augustus
20 Herod begins to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple
4 Herod dies
4 THE [so-called] BIRTH OF jc
C.E. (X-TIAN ERA)
14 Augustus dies
14 Tiberius becomes Roman emperor
26 Jc begins to teach; He characterizes rabbinic teaching (the Mishna) as "vain tradition'
30 Jc crucified and raised from the dead
30 Full Pentecost; the Christian church is born
37 Caligula becomes Roman emperor
40 Gentiles are added to the church with the conversion of Cornelius
41 Claudius becomes Roman emperor
42 Antioch becomes the new center of church activity
43 Theudas claims to be Messiah and is executed
54 Nero becomes Roman emperor
59 The apostle Paul is imprisoned at Caesarea
60 Paul appears before Agrippa
61 Paul a prisoner at Rome
66 The Jews of Judea revolt against Rome
68 Paul martyred at Rome
69 Jerusalem beseiged by the Romans
69 Jochanan ben Zakkai seeks an audience with Vespasian
69 Vespasian becomes Roman emperor
70 Jerusalem falls; the Temple burned; the Jews deported
73 The last stand of the Jewish rebels at Masada
79 Titus becomes Roman emperor
81 Domitian becomes Roman emperor
96 Nerva becomes Roman emperor
98 Trajan becomes Roman emperor
113 Rome goes to war with Parthia
116 A further Jewish revolt against Rome is suppressed with great severity
117 Hadrian becomes Roman emperor
132 Bar Kochba claims to be Messiah and leads a revolt against Rome
132 Judea depopulated and the Jews denationalized by the Romans
138 Antoninus Pius becomes Roman emperor
150 Tertullian born
1999-2002 Bible History Online
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While scanning these events in history, did it ever cross your mind that these ruling “times of the Gentiles” would never have effected us had we been obedient to the LAWS of Our GOD of Israel?
Just a thought…
READING FOR THE SOUL…
HEAR THE WORD AT MY MOUTH, AND
GIVE THEM WARNING FROM ME…
“Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them. For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel; Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted. Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears. And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear. Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place. I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing. So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days. And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and GIVE THEM WARNING FROM ME.
When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee. Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face. Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house. But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them: And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house. But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, THUS SAITH THE LORD GOD; HE THAT HEARETH, LET HIM HEAR, AND HE THAT FORBEARETH, LET HIM FORBEAR: FOR THEY ARE A REBELLIOUS HOUSE.“ Jeremiah 3rd Chapter (Caps. are mine.)
O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS JUST AND GOOD!
“Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land,
and verily thou shalt be fed.
“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and
HE SHALL GIVE THEE THE DESIRES OF THINE HEART.”
“Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit,
WHICH LEADETH THEE BY THE WAY THAT
THOU SHOULDEST GO.”
The All-Mighty GOD of Abraham and Moses did not choose another people but fulfilled all that HE said HE would do for our forefathers. HE kept HIS promises to the Biblical Israelites and made a name for them and for HIMSELF in the process, AND HE WILL DO IT AGAIN for this Holy ONE of Israel does not lie!
“We are thine: thou never barest rule over them;
they were not called by thy name.”
“My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.”
“Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
“For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.”
BLESSED BE THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB FOREVER AND EVER!
PARENTS’ AND CHILDREN’S CORNER…
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
“And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way,
and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
Deuteronomy 6:4 – 7
“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever,
that we may do all the words of this law.”
“Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
“And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land
whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.”
CHILDREN’S SHORT STORY…
The following children’s story is suggested reading for youth aged ten and above…
LOT’S SEPARATION FROM ABRAM
Achoti Tziona discussed the story of Lot with one of her Biblical History classes, and afterwards posed a challenging question to her students.
“If someone can tell me why the Holy ONE of Israel in Genesis 13:7 caused strife between the herdmen of Abram and the herdmen of Lot, I’ll schedule a class trip to the ‘Dead Sea.’”
All the class was too pleased to hear the good news and were sure that someone would come up with the correct response.
“I must warn you,” said Achoti Tziona, “that the answer is not as obvious as you might think. And that is to say that GOD did not cause the strife simply because both men had too much substance,” she explained to the class.
“I understand that,” said Naphtali, “verse 13:6 already says that the men could not dwell together because of their substance.”
“And that can’t be the real reason GOD caused this strife,” interjected Mia, “because, well, just think about Ya-acov and his twelve grown sons with all their substance. If they were able to get along, certainly Abram and Lot could, too.”
“So, why did GOD cause this strife?” Achoti Tziona asked again. And added, “By the way, you’re certainly approaching the challenge intelligently. I like that,” she said with satisfaction.
“Does that mean we’re warm?” asked Adam.
“It means you’re thinking,” replied Achoti Tziona with a smile.
“Can we share this challenge with our parents and consider their thoughts, too?” asked Abel.
“Why, of course, Abel. By all means share this question with your parents. Actually, I think that’s a wonderful idea,” she told him.
“How many days do we have to come up with the correct answer?” asked another student.
“Let me see,” pondered Achoti Tziona, “how about three days?” she said.
Mia quickly said, “That’s fair enough!”
“So, counting today, Yom Rishon, you have until Yom Rivee-e, and then I want an answer,” said Achoti Tziona
When the class was over, and as students headed for their next class, couples and groups could be heard talking about their trip to the “Dead Sea,” until someone would burst their bubble and remind them that they hadn’t come up with the answer, yet, and not to count their chickens before they’re hatched.
That evening Mia waited until after evening prayers to share her day’s experiences with her Emah and Ahbah. And the last topic she mentioned was about Achoti Tziona’s challenge. Mia didn’t want to come right out with the question Achoti Tziona posed because she wanted to be able to say that she came up with the right answer even though she did discuss it with her parents. But she didn’t quite know how to go about getting them involved.
So, she simply said, “Ahbah, you know that Abram and Lot were related, right?”
“Yes, of course, Mia. Abram was Lot’s uncle. The whole story about these two men is enlightening,” her Ahbah told her.
For fear he would say too much and give her the answer, Mia quickly said, “Yes, Ahbah, I know. But…but…but,” she stammered.
“So, but what, Mia?” he asked.
“Well, Achoti Tziona asked us a question about Abram and Lot and said if we could come up with the answer that she would take us on a trip to the ‘Dead Sea.’ She said we could share the question with our parents, but I want to come up with the answer on my own,” exclaimed Mia.
“Oh, okay, so, what’s the question?” he asked her.
“If you know the answer, Ahbah, please do not tell me. The question is, ‘Why did the Holy ONE cause strife between the herdmen of Abram and the herdmen of Lot?” she told him. “And the answer, she said, is not an obvious one.”
“Hmmm,” said her Ahbah “I think I know the answer, but now the question is how do we discuss it without giving away the answer?” he asked
“Oh dear,” said Mia, “You mean it’s that easy?” she questioned.
“Well in a way,” responded her Ahbah. “All you need do is give the matter more thought and go beyond the story of Lot. As with all stories in the Scriptures, we must recall as much information as possible when studying the Tanakh for a full understanding of what Our GOD is telling us. Always remember that,” he told Mia.
“Yes, Ahbah. Achoti Tziona stresses that all the time. She said that at the beginning of the year, and she hasn’t let us forget. She also told us that if a matter is so very important for us to know that Our GOD of Israel will push the issue many times and with many different Prophets and Priests in order to clarify its significance,” said Mia. “For example, HE magnifies HIS LAW, tells even us living today that ALL of it must be kept just as HIS Prophet Moses taught it to our forefathers in the Wilderness," she explained.
“You’re so right, Mia. You’re so right,” said her Ahbah.
“Maybe, I can figure it out by myself, Ahbah,” said Mia. “At least I want to try.”
“Okay, but after considering the answer, let me in on your thoughts,” he told her.
With that, Mia went to her room and thought to herself what GOD would want her to see and understand. So, she thought really hard on her GOD and the whole story of Lot, reading one passage after another. She also re-read the Covenant that GOD made with Abram and his seed and the Circumcision. Almost immediately, she thought, “I’ll bet the Covenant has something to do with GOD separating Abram and others, as well as Lot from the man HE had chosen.” Then she went back to Genesis 13th Chapter and re-read the whole chapter again. “Well, I’ll be!” she said aloud and ran downstairs to her Ahbah shouting, “I know the answer, Ahbah! I know the answer! My GOD opened my eyes to understand the question!” she exclaimed.
“Well, that’s good to know,” he said with much anticipation. “So, what’s the answer?”
“Ahbah, please let me tell you tomorrow after school, because I want to first tell Achoti Tziona that I know the answer!” she shouted.
“If you don’t tell me what you’re thinking, Mia, how can you be so sure you have the correct response?” he asked her.
“Oh, I do, Ahbah! I do! I just know I do,” she exclaimed.
“Okay, my little one, if that’s the way you want it. Now, I can’t wait until tomorrow,” he told her.
“My GOD is absolutely wonderful, Ahbah,” said Mia.
“Hey, little one, HE’s My GOD, too, and I knew HE is wonderful before you did,” said her Ahbah smiling.
The next morning Mia couldn’t wait to get to school to tell her classmates that she had the answer to the question but not before she questioned them to see if they had found the answer, too. She thought about how her Ahbah had awakened her that morning to try to get her to discuss her answer with him, but she just wouldn’t do it until she returned home later that day.
Mia saw Naphtali and asked him if he had come up with an answer. He told her he had, but he’d tell it in class. And all the other students told her the same thing very much to her disappointment. Then she knew how her Ahbah felt wanting to know her response but having to wait for the answer.
It was no surprise to Mia that the students would all be in class and on time this day to see if they’d be taking the trip to the “Dead Sea.” They all took their seats and were quiet as mice awaiting their teacher’s words that would start the class.
Achoti Tziona approached her students with a smile and “Good Morning, class,” as she rubbed her hands together ready to get started. I hope everyone had a most enlightening experience after school yesterday,” she said.
Everyone looked around at the class to see if any hands went up. No one said a word. Mia was waiting for Naphtali to say something, but he never did. She thought that he either did not have an answer, or he was too afraid that his answer wasn’t correct.
“Well, I hope everyone remembered the question, and that a correct response will merit a class trip to the ‘Dead Sea,’” she reminded the class.
Still there was no raised hands or responses.
Mia thought to give each student a chance to speak first, and then she would share her findings with her teacher and the class. And just as she was about to speak, Achoti Tziona reminded everyone that they still had two more days to come up with an answer. Mia knew she just couldn’t wait that long and stood up by her seat.
“Yes, Mia?” asked Achoti Tziona. “Do you wish to respond to the question about Abram and Lot?” she asked.
“Yes, Achoti Tziona, she said, “I’m sure I have the answer.”
Mia could hear the excitement coming from the children, and it made her happy, as well as nervous, but she was determined to continue. She was nervous because she wanted to explain that she came up with the answer on her own - well, almost on her own. She knew that GOD had helped her, and she worried if that would disqualify her answer
“Okay,” said Achoti Tziona, “believe me, we’re all ears. I want to take that trip, too,” she said.
“Well, I did talk to my Ahbah and told him the question, but honest, I would not let him tell me what he thought because I wanted to come up with the answer all by myself. Then I went to my room and thought about the story of Lot and the Covenant GOD made with Abram. Remember, you tell us all the time to recall all Scripture and not only what is before us. But I also thought on My GOD of Israel - I mean ‘Our’ GOD of Israel - with hopes HE would open my eyes to what I should know and understand about Abram and Lot’s separation. And HE showed me the answer,” said Mia.
“Mia, I didn’t tell you that it was all right to check with Our GOD,” said Achoti Tziona with a straight face.
“Oh, Achoti Tziona, I thought that it would be the right thing to do,” she said with much anxiety.
“Dear, that’s ALWAYS the right thing to do, and I’m so very pleased you had the courage to share this information with the class and me,” she said with a smile, as she walked over to Mia and gave her a hug. “Our efforts to learn knowledge is all about turning to Our GOD and for everything: answers, advice, help, and even just to share our thoughts with HIM. HE loves our attention. For so long our forefathers wanted nothing to do with HIM. But our presence in Gilead and our efforts to return to HIM are evidence that we seek to make Our GOD of Israel a big part of our lives. Therefore, always, always consult HIM, and in this manner, we will fear to go astray from HIS Paths of Righteousness. I’m very proud of you, Mia,” said Achoti Tziona.
Mia blushed and was relieved at her teacher’s response and told her, “Thank you.”
“Now, please do tell us your answer, Mia,” said Achoti Tziona.
With confidence now, Mia said, “As we all know, Our GOD of Israel made a Covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Ya-acov, and HE chose us to be HIS Special and Peculiar People above all nations on the Earth. Also, HE gave us the Land of Canaan, so that we would be separate from others who practiced pagan religions in order that we would follow HIS Ways and be a Righteous People unto HIM,” she said watching Achoti Tziona’s broadening smile.
Mia continued, “Then I recalled how the Holy ONE told Abraham to listen to Sarah and cast out Hagar and her son, Ishmael, because the Covenant would continue with Isaac and not Ishmael. Then I thought that for sure that this is the reason GOD caused the strife between Abram and Lot’s herdmen. So, I went back to read Genesis 13th Chapter over again, and verses 14 - 17 made me well understand that the Holy ONE chose only Abraham and his seed to be HIS Special People. And that’s when I realized for sure why GOD caused the strife between the herdmen. The plan was to separate Abram and Lot,” explained Mia, “so that GOD could tell Abram about HIS Covenant with him and his seed. I’m sure GOD did not want Lot to have any ill feelings towards Abram, and this might have happened if he had been with Abram when GOD told Abram to walk the length and breadth of the Land of Canaan for this land would be for only him and his seed.” Mia ended her answer to the question and looked at her teacher.
Achoti Tziona started the applause for Mia’s answer, and the whole class joined in with loud hoops and hollers. They were so happy because now, everyone would be going down to the “Dead Sea.”
Achoti Tziona told Mia that she was very, very proud of her and that her parents had taught her well.
Mia was so delighted for all the attention, but she knew in her heart that the Holy ONE deserved it all and not her. So, when the class quieted down, she asked Achoti Tziona if she could say just one more thing, to which she agreed. “I went from not knowing to knowing the answer but only because My GOD, I mean “Our” GOD of Israel, opened my eyes to see the correct answer. So, with great satisfaction, I must give HIM all the Praise and Glory and thanks for making our trip possible,” said Mia.
“I don’t think anyone of us will disagree with that,” said Achoti Tziona.
After school, Mia wanted to go straight home to tell her Emah the good news, but her class was scheduled to go work on the Community Farm for one hour, as they did every week on Yom Shay-nee. So, telling her parents just had to wait. The only consolation was that by the time she finished, her Ahbah would be home from work.
After working on the Community Farm, Mia headed straight for home. And as she approached her house, she could see her Ahbah standing with his arms folded on the porch awaiting her with one good worried look on his face. She knew he was concerned as to whether her answer was right or not. As Mia watched her Ahbah pace back and forth, she picked up her pace even faster. And as she walked closer to the front steps, her Ahbah asked, “Well, my little one, how did it go? I couldn’t concentrate on my work for thinking about what your response to that question might be,” he told her.
“Well, Ahbah, do you want me to tell you before or after you give me the money I need for our upcoming trip to the ‘Dead Sea,” she asked with one huge smile.
Suggested Scriptural reading to complement this story: Genesis 13th - 18th Chapters. Please do not read all the chapters at once but over a week to two week’s period depending on your child’s ability to read and understand Scripture.
O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS JUST AND GOOD!
Since starting to write Children’s stories for The LawKeepers JOURNAL, I have grown to love this task for they also Exalt Our Holy ONE of Israel, and they tell rose-colored stories in the process because, with GOD’s Blessings, we will indeed lead better lives upon our return to our heritage. I believe this with all my heart! Then, we will enjoy Righteous lifestyles and live in a tranquillity, Peace, and Happiness that only the Holy ONE of Israel can bring to fruition. And accordingly, we will one day guard this utopia that will thrive in the LIGHT of GOD’s LAW, and we will eliminate those who threaten its existence. This won’t just be about FEARING the Holy ONE to follow HIS Ways, it will be about tasting a divine lifestyle and having it no other way.
Children’s stories that I have written and published, thus far, in The LawKeepers JOURNAL are as follows:
“Who Was that Strange Man?”
“The Garden of Shirri”
“When You See One, You See the Other”
“The Woods of Gilead”
“Little Talya Talks to the Animals”
“Turning the Hearts of the Fathers to the Children
and the Hearts of the Children to Their Fathers”
“Lot’s Separation From Abram”
If anyone would like to contribute their short stories for our youth, please feel free to submit them for publication.
CLOSING SCRIPTURE EXALTING THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL:
“For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD?
who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?
“God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints,
and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
“O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee?
or to thy faithfulness round about thee?
“Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise,
thou stillest them.
“The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine:
as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.”
Psalm 89:6 - 9,11
KNOWING THE BEAUTY AND THE REWARD OF THE FEAR OF
THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL AND
SERVING AND WORSHIPPING ONLY HIM,
AND NOT MAN OR IDOL IS A SALVATION IN ITSELF!
Blessed be the Most High GOD of Israel and blessed be HIS Holy Name
forever and ever! Touch our mouths, Lord GOD of Abraham, and
let us declare your Praise FOREVER!
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