“…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.”  

Exodus 3:15

 

THE  LAWKEEPERS’  MONTHLY  JOURNAL

 

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OUR GOD BLESS US

AND REMEMBER HIS COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB!

 

Can a woman forget her sucking child,

that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb?

yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.

Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands;

thy walls are continually before me. Thy children shall make haste;

thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.

Isaiah 45:15 - 17

 

Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles,

and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.

Isaiah 45:22

 

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 (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. - Jeremiah 23:7,8)

 

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And God said moreover unto Moses, 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. <> 

Exodus 3:15

 

Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD;

I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. 

And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen,

which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know

that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD,

                      when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.

Ezekiel 36:22,23

 

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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.”

Isaiah 11:11,12

 

“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.”

Jeremiah 16:14,15

 

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“Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,

and thy law is the truth. Thou art near, O LORD;

and all thy commandments are truth  Concerning thy testimonies,

I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever. 

Thy word is true from the beginning:

and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.”

Psalm 119:142,151,152,160

 

“For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them,

as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments

so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?”

Deuteronomy 4:7,8

 

“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,

and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.”

Jeremiah 17:5

 

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“The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake;

he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.”

Isaiah 42:21

 

“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,

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

 

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“O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.” 

Jeremiah 22:29

 

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EXALTATION OF THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL:

 

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

 

“He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence;

I shall not be greatly moved.”

Psalm 62:1,2

 

“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

 

“He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

 

“In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength,

and my refuge, is in God.

 

“Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him:

God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psalm 62:5 - 8

 

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE LAWKEEPERS, CO.:

 


 A PRAYER

FOR

THE YISRAELITE VICTIMS

OF HURRICANE KATRINA

 

ALL PRAISES BE TO THE MOST HIGH YIHOVAH,

ELOHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISSAC, AND JACOB PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME FOR HE IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!

 

 

Dear FATHER.……..We have seen the powerful force of your wind and water. The small towns have been destroyed and city streets are flooded.  We’ve seen people die, dying or dead, our babies go unclothed, we need food and water.  So we beg for your Mercy.

 

Dear MASTER……..Strengthen us for we are weak; open our eyes, so that we receive your enlightenment and understanding.  We have erred against YOU in whoring after other gods.

 

Dear CREATOR……Forgive us for our unrighteousness and REMOVE from us the mind determined to “add to” and/or “take from” your laws, statutes and commandments. 

 

Dear LORD…………Give us a circumcised heart made of flesh that we may learn to feed the hungry, heal the sick, house the homeless, clothe the naked and love thine judgments.

 

Dear GOD…………..Our eyes have seen the things prophesied by your prophets come to pass.  We are in the land of our captivity, and we do suffer for it day and night.  None comes to our rescue. 

 

YIHOVAH…...........Yisrael is counted as the “least” among the nations of the world and no man will respect Yacob.  We were created to serve you.  Save us, magnify thy Holy name before the world, and allow us to serve and worship according to your Ways.  We are refugees in exile for our sins.  Deliver us thy remnant.  SELAH!

 

Shalom and Shalom,

 

Yehudah ben Yacob,

President

The LawKeepers

 

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Tribute to the New Moon Revised:

 

The service of this solar/lunar calendar of TORAH READINGS is by definition using the “LIGHTS” of the sun and moon, according to Genesis 1:14, to number the “days” of each month.  And the dark phases of the moon cooperatively provide a break between the months.  If there were no dark phases of the moon, we would have a tough time determining when one month ended and when another would begin.  The Hebrew New Year is, thus, determined by the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens and not by the “sighting of barley.”  Please see the “TORAH READINGS CALENDAR” for more information.

 

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“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.”

Isaiah 66:22,23

 

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IF “SIGHTED,”

And if it’s not the evening of GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath of

COMPLETE REST or other Holy Day,

please report your evidence (day, date, and time) to:

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START THE NEXT NEW MOON WATCH ON THE EVENINGS OF

 

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BY LOOKING IN THE “WEST” JUST ABOVE THE HORIZON.

 

“He appointed the moon for seasons…”

Psalm 104:19

 

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 and months.   Just imagine not being able to “see” the moon at all.  How then could it be appointed for a “Sign” or 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. 

 

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“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.”  

Numbers 10:10

 

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. 

 

“So David hid himself in the field: and WHEN THE NEW MOON WAS COME, the king sat him down to eat meat.”   I Samuel 20:24

 

At the time of the dark phases of the moon (generally 2-3 days), as previously written, there is no “moon” in SIGHT.  Therefore, I Samuel 20:24 sheds more light on Genesis 1:14.  “WHEN THE NEW MOON WAS COME,” is clearly telling readers that this is a reference to a visible “Moon Crescent Sighting”  - the light in the firmament…i.e., the “Sign” for (lunar) days.  Thus, if we are to count all the lunar days (29.5) in a month, it only makes sense to start counting from the New Moon Crescent “when the New Moon was come” and NOT from the dark phases at the end of the month, which do not emit any “sign” or “light” in the heavens.

 

The only problem that presents itself when using the “New Moon Sighting” to call the First Day of the month is cloud coverage, as this prevents the ability to see the New Moon Crescent.   Nonetheless, when “Sighted,” one can easily distinguish the New Moon Crescent 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.  Hence, 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!

 

“Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the LORD on the altar of the LORD, which he had built before the porch,

 

“Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.” II Chronicles 8:12,13

 

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 [he] made a feast to all his servants.”

I Kings 3:15

 

*Leviticus 23:24,39 (Sabbaths of Feasts)

 

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A Tribute to GOD’s “HOLY” Seventh Day Sabbath of Complete REST:

 

 

“REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY, TO KEEP IT HOLY”

Exodus 20:8

 

 

“See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”   Exodus 16:29

 

“And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them.

 

“Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.”  Exodus 35:1,2

 

“Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation [“HOLY DAY”]; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.”   Leviticus 23:3

 

“Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”   Exodus 31:15 - 17

 

“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”   Genesis 2:2,3

 

Significantly, in the beginning when the Holy ONE of Israel established this Sabbath Day of COMPLETE REST and when HE clearly COMMANDED the Children of Israel in the Wilderness to observe this Holy Day, HE MADE NO EXCEPTIONS! 

 

If “ALL” GOD’s COMMANDMENTS are sure, then for sure, we must give credence to Exodus 16:29 and abide in our places on GOD’s HOLY Seventh Day of Complete REST as we are COMMANDED TO DO!

 

“He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.”   Psalm 111:7

 

GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day of REST is not only one of HIS Greatest WORKS of all time, but this Holy Day is an extraordinary “SIGN” between this Most High GOD, the CREATOR and HIS Chosen People, the Children of Israel! 

 

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”   Genesis 2:1 - 3

 

“And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, Tomorrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake today, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.

 

“See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”   Exodus 16:23,29

 

CONCERNING “HOLY CONVOCATION”

 

The issue stemming from the meaning of “Holy Convocation” written in Leviticus 23rd Chapter is real, and the interpretation is grossly misunderstood.  “Holy Convocation” does not mean “To Gather.”  And the sin committed by traveling and gathering on the CREATOR’s Holy Sabbath of Complete REST has grave consequences (Exodus 31:12 - 18).

 

Conclusive evidence that “holy convocation” DOES NOT mean to assemble is provided in the passage on Passover.   In Exodus 12:16 we are told that Passover is a “holy convocation” but yet, we are Commanded to observe this High Holy Day with our immediate families and only to join with another family if one’s members are too few for the lamb (Exodus 12:4).  This proves without a doubt that “holy convocation” cannot mean to assemble, but rather to keep the holy days “HOLY.”  Some call attention to the fact that because Israelites were Commanded to ”…turn in the morning and go into their tents”  (Deuteronomy 16:5-7) that this is proof of an assembly.  Those Israelite families that joined with others are the ones GOD Commanded to return to their tents.

 

The Holy ONE of Israel DOES NOT contradict HIMSELF!  HE would not COMMAND us to “Rest” on the Sabbath Day of Rest and also Command us to “abide ye every man in your place on the seventh day,” and then confuse us by telling us to “assemble” on the “rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD.”  This would make absolutely no sense whatsoever.  Therefore, if the Holy ONE of Israel said don’t bear a burden on the Sabbath Day of Rest (Jeremiah 17:21,22) and that our asses (used for travel) had to also rest, then for sure we have to “abide in our places…on the seventh day.”  Thus, using our cars and paying tolls and public transportation on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of Rest is absolutely forbidden!  And walking to the Temple or to any meeting place was and still is out of the question all because GOD’s Seventh Day is specifically to be kept as a DAY of  “COMPLETE REST” - Shabatone (as is written in Hebrew).

 

The wise, obedient ones understand the great importance of observing this Seventh Day of Rest exactly as GOD Commanded and will not add to or diminish from this Law of the “Blessed,” “Sanctified,” and “HolySeventh Day Sabbath. 

 

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“…we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”

Psalm 20:7

 

“And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee:

for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”

Psalm 9:10

 

“… The LORD God of your fathers,

the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,

and the God of Jacob…this is my name for ever,

and this is my memorial unto all generations.”

Exodus 3:15

 

“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.

 

“I, even I, am the LORD;

and beside me there is no saviour.”

Isaiah 43:10,11

 

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THE TORAH READINGS FOR THE NEW MOON,

AND GOD’s SEVENTH DAY SABBATHS

DURING

 AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2005

ARE AS FOLLOWS:

(If some of the Sabbath Readings are too lengthy for one day, then pace yourself,

and consider reading the TORAH Readings on the Sabbath

and the rest of the Scriptures listed throughout the week.)

 

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NEW MOON WATCH:

September 4,5,6, 2005

“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:” 

Jeremiah 32:39

 

Numbers 10:10

Psalm 81:1 – 10

Ezekiel 46:3

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

“…their nobles shall be of themselves, and

their governor shall proceed from the midst

of them; and I will cause him to draw near,

and he shall approach unto me: for who is

this that engaged his heart to approach

unto me? saith the LORD. And ye shall be

my people, and I will be your God.”

Jeremiah 30:21,22

 

SHABBAT READINGS - 9/10/05

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 31:12 - 18

Jeremiah 17:27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 7

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers Chapters 32 and 34

I Kings 9:1 – 9

I Kings 9:25

II Kings 10th Chapter

II Kings 17:36 - 39

Jeremiah 13th Chapter

Zechariah 13th Chapter

Isaiah 45th Chapter

Joshua 1:7,8

Psalm 89th Chapter

Psalm 9th Chapter

 

SHABBAT READINGS – 9/17/05

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 31:12 - 18

Jeremiah 17:27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 7

Isaiah 58:10 – 14

Numbers Chapters 35 and 36

Joshua 13th Chapter

Joshua 20th Chapter

Joshua 23rd Chapter

I Kings 11th Chapter

Judges 2nd Chapter

Hosea 4th Chapter

Hosea 5th Chapter

Hosea 7th Chapter

Psalm 22nd Chapter

Psalm 135th Chapter

 

SHABBAT READINGS 9/24/05

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 31:12 - 18

Jeremiah 17:27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 7

Isaiah 58:10 – 14

Deuteronomy Chapter 1

I Kings 8th Chapter

Ezekiel 34th Chapter

Psalm 33rd Chapter

Psalm 46th Chapter

 

SHABBAT READINGS - 10/1/05

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 31:12 - 18

Jeremiah 17:27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 7

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Deuteronomy Chapters 2 - 4

I Chronicles 1st Chapter

Jeremiah 49:1 - 22

Obadiah

Malachi 1st Chapter

Joshua 2nd Chapter

Ezekiel 20: 5 - 38

Hosea 8th Chapter

II Kings 17th Chapter

II Kings 18:4

Numbers 21:9

Isaiah 55th Chapter

Jeremiah 23rd Chapter

Jeremiah 30:22 - 24

Psalm 25th Chapter

Psalm 32nd Chapter

Psalm 34th Chapter

Psalm 148th Chapter

 

Please note:

At this point, the Chapter order for some

Readings have been switched in order to

accommodate specific “Readings” for

the different Holy Feast Days.

 

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Watch for the next NEW MOON "Sighting" on OCTOBER 4,5 6, 2005.

 

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“He [GOD] appointed the moon for seasons: 

the sun knoweth his going down.”

Psalm 104:19

 

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A complete TORAH Readings Hebrew Calendar displaying all the months

of the year,

“Holy” Sabbaths of Rest, New Moon Watches, and

Holy Days for the entire year can be found on The LawKeepers WebSite: 

 

www.thelawkeepers.org

 

Click on “TORAH Readings.”

 

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SOME QUESTIONS TO PONDER:

 

“And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel. And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.”   Numbers 25:3,4

 

Why did the CREATOR GOD of Israel need to see the “heads” of Israelites hanging up before HIM against the sun?

 

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“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.”  

Jeremiah 4:4

 

What does the Holy ONE mean when HE says to “circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart”? 

 

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“Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.”   Ezekiel 47:8

 

What ails the waters that they shall be healed?

 

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“And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.”  

I Kings 19:21

 

Is there a reason for boiling flesh?

 

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Should you choose to respond to the above questions, I shall publish your response in the next issue of The LawKeepers JOURNAL.   T.Y., Editor

 

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HINTS FOR HARDY, HEALTHY HEBREWS:

 

 

Military doctors: dehydration and disease outbreak

big worries after Katrina

 

Lolita Baldor

Canadian Press

 

Saturday, September 03, 2005WASHINGTON (AP) - From dehydration to potential outbreaks of infectious diseases, health care threats along the swamped Gulf Coast concerned military officials on Friday as they beefed up medical evacuations.

 

The more immediate threats to public heath are dehydration, malnutrition and intestinal problems, said Maj. Gen. Bruce Green, the Air Force's assistant surgeon general. "If we can get people to where there is food and water and sanitation, we can avoid most of the diseases," Green said.

 

Standing water throughout New Orleans could provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus, Green said, and raw sewage seeping through the city could pose the threat of cholera.

 

Other health experts, including those from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have said cholera and typhoid are not high risks for the area.

 

The Pentagon, meanwhile, dropped preparations to send a second hospital ship to the Gulf Coast. Military commanders heading up the relief effort determined that navy forces already in the area were adequate to meet the needs of the people there.

 

It would take the USNS Mercy about two weeks to get to the Gulf Coast from its base in San Diego.

 

The initial announcement to send the hospital vessel came amid growing criticism that the Bush administration has responded too slowly to the devastating aftermath of hurricane Katrina. President George W. Bush himself conceded Friday that the federal effort so far has been unacceptable.

 

Medical evacuations were increasing Friday, particularly from the New Orleans International Airport, where the air force set up a 50-bed hospital with 130 doctors, surgeons, nurses and other staff.

 

So far, about 700 patients have been evacuated by air force teams using four C-17 and seven C-130 cargo planes. Many of the patients were from the 11 hospitals in the region, but at least 1,000 patients, including some critically ill, were still waiting to be moved to medical facilities in Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and San Antonio.

 

Also Friday, Air Force units were working to reopen the severely damaged Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. And they were making plans to bring commercial planes into New Orleans International Airport to begin transporting refugees to shelters in Texas.

 

Meanwhile, service members from across the military were flowing into Louisiana and Mississippi to help meet the growing humanitarian needs of the hundreds of thousand of residents left homeless and hungry.

 

Three trucks carried water and 150,000 meals for refugees in the New Orleans Superdome, and military transport planes were sent to fly people from New Orleans to Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Altogether, the military is sending 9.3 million ready-to eat meals for refugees in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

 

http://www.canada.com/health/story.html?id=c35cda37-c13e-45dd-a45b-19d298ac48ef

 

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REGARDING OTHER MATTERS OF HEALTH AND EXERCISE…

 

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! 

 

Have you started that “Walking” for weight loss and healthy heart routine, yet? There is no excuse for not going it alone, joining with someone, or even forming a group to take that walk at least five (5) times a week and for 40 minutes minimum.  So, stop procrastinating and get started.  Walk to the tune of Scripture or your favorite upbeat music.  And if you prefer the quiet, walk and meditate with the Most High.  Just make sure that you make time for your body and soul.  You’ll see and feel the difference after just two weeks, or I’ll eat your sneakers!  :)

 

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May the Holy ONE of Israel be with us to keep us safe and informed in order that we make wise and healthy decisions.

 

Tziona Yisrael

 

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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.

 

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THE  GREATEST  “SPOIL”  OF  ALL

 

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

 

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EDITORIAL  PERSPECTIVE:

 

                                                                                                                                

I WILL SCATTER YOU AMONG THE HEATHEN

 

“And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.”

Leviticus 26:33

 

“Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image,

or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.

 

“For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

 

“When thou shalt beget children, and children's children,

and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves,

and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing,

and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:

 

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day,

that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan

to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it,

but shall utterly be destroyed.

 

“And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations,

and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen,

whither the LORD shall lead you.”

Deuteronomy 4:23 – 27

 

“They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God;

they have provoked me to anger with their vanities:

and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people;

I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.”

Deuteronomy 32:21

 

                                                                                                                           August 22, 2005

 

Did the Children of Israel really understand the ramifications of their CREATOR GOD’s curses upon them for their forsaking HIM and HIS Paths of Righteousness?  Did they realize that HE would no longer keep them safe from all harm?  Did they know that because of their abominations and exile that the entire world would be subject to evil and all manner of wickedness, and that they would be right in the middle of it?  No, they could not have known that even the false gods in whom they believed would prove to be as much against them as was their CREATOR GOD of Abraham, the Holy ONE of Israel.  Surely, they did not know all these things.

 

There are only two events in the past that can compare with the hell and tragedy of what the CREATOR GOD of Israel did to HIS Covenant People and to the world.  When Eve and Adam ate off the tree in the midst of the Garden, they, of course knew that the consequences for their disobedience would be death, but had they internalized that every single man and woman coming after them would also suffer sorrows and agony from losing father, mother, sister, brother, spouses, and friends?  No, they could not have known!

 

The other event entailed The Flood of Noah’s day.  Did the people who lived before The Flood have any inkling of the seriousness of their evils and about how angry they had made the CREATOR GOD?  No, these people had one thing on their minds, which was to have all things their way and to forget the SUPREME BEING that made them and that determined how they should live on the planet HE Created for them.  They could not have foreseen the horrors of their demise – The Flood of all floods taking their lives into oblivion, never to be seen or heard from ever again. 

 

It would appear that the CREATOR GOD has been busy cursing mankind and making people absolutely miserable since the BEGINNING, even unto this day but still to no avail.  Today mankind has proven to be just as rebellious and defiant to the CREATOR’s Commandments as were the people before The Flood, albeit much, much more.  And for sure, all people:  the rich, the poor, and the rulers of this world all suffer from unhappiness and walking in darkness as a result of their corruption and evil and for not seeking the True and Living GOD.  They are all guilty, just like Adam and Eve, of making this world an absolute nightmare.  The world is paying the price for its wickedness.  The only good thing is that GOD has not caused an absolute destruction of all mankind.  But let’s not be so naďve to believe that this Great CREATOR GOD will permit these transgressions and ubiquitous offenses to continue because HE will not!  Sooner, rather than later, the All-Mighty GOD that Created Heaven and Earth will Judge the peoples on this globe in order for the “meek” to live in HIS Peace and tranquility with happiness and joy, praising HIM daily for relief from their enemies, misery, suffering, and from shedding their tears.

 

A change must come for the sake of the CREATOR’s Holy Name, HIS Wondrous Works, and Exaltation of HIM.  HE Created the Heavens to produce rain and Earth for the habitation of mankind, and it must come to pass, for this is what “Thus Saith the LORD.”

 

“For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.”   Isaiah 45:18

 

“The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.”   Psalm 115:16

 

“The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

 

A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.”   Psalm 22:26,27,30,31

 

However, as we well know the above passages are for the future, a time when the CREATOR GOD has once again destroyed the wicked.

 

“Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.”   Psalm 37:34

 

Until that time, those of us alive today will have to be circumspect and at every turn.  GOD cast HIS Chosen People into the hands of the heathen, the real demons and fiends, the absolute worst of the heathen, and these people not only rule and control the Children of Israel but also other nations and the economies of the world.  They are ruthless, and their motto is “survival of the fittest.” 

 

“I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.”   Isaiah 47:6

 

Perhaps now, one can understand the implications of a world in the hands of the “heathen.”

 

The “heathen” are not “Righteous.”  That’s why they bear the name “heathen.”  The heathen worship false gods of wood, stone, and other imaginations of their evil hearts.  They are thieves and have no morals.  They have no concern for people’s property.  They are ruthless Imperialists who take lives and worship evil.  The very last thing on their minds is to do what’s lawful and right, and then it is to have nothing more than disdain for GOD’s Truth – their reason for writing a “New Testament” Book to cause the “Old Testament” GOD to be forgotten. 

 

Perhaps now people will understand the impact of GOD putting HIS Chosen People and HIS Earth in the hands of nations HE, HIMSELF, deems to be heathens.  But just in case there is confusion as to where exactly to place the blame, permit me to connect the dots using what “Thus Saith the LORD.”

 

“Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?”   Joel 2:17

 

When the CREATOR GOD determined to punish HIS Chosen People, the Children of Israel, by putting them into the hands of their enemies, HE knew that HE would be establishing Hell on Earth.

 

“Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.”   Leviticus 26:24,25

 

“I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies. Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth out against me: therefore have I hated it.”   Jeremiah 12:7,8 

 

The Children of Israel who thought they were so smart to reject and abandon the ONE True GOD and HIS Book of the Law, met their match when the CREATOR cast them into a world of absolute heathenism.  They not only got the opportunity to follow the evil imaginations of their hearts but also to worship the false gods of the heathen – just like they wanted but to their hurt.

 

“Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.”   Deuteronomy 9:13,14

 

“Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: …” Jeremiah 10:1 – 3

 

“And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone. And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life: In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.”  

Deuteronomy 28:64 - 67

 

Face the GOD’s Truth!  The CREATOR would not allow all this evil to come to fruition if it weren’t HIS Will.  We are talking about the GOD of Hosts here, the True and Living GOD that was not given HIS Just due.  And HE is still very angry!

 

“Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.”  Isaiah 1:2 - 4

 

“How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger! The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof. He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, and he burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about. He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like fire.”   Lamentation 2:1 - 4

 

Consider all the Scriptural facts before us.  The destruction of the wicked in The Flood was HIS Will and so also was the fall of the peoples in Sodom and Gomorrah.  Likewise, this wicked period and system will also come to a final destruction, and it, too, will be the Will and Act of the Most High CREATOR GOD.  This planet is in ruin resulting from wickedness at this very moment, and it is the CREATOR GOD bringing it all to a head for the final destruction of all evil.

 

Thus, now, there is no need to wonder what is going wrong with this world that seems to worsen with every passing day.  Why should this globe be anything but hellish mayhem?  The CREATOR GOD has left it to the heathen. 

 

“The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together. Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the LORD.”   Lamentations 2:8,9

 

“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”   Isaiah 59:2

 

“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.”   Isaiah 64:6,7

 

“Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.”   Hosea 4:1 - 3

 

If the CREATOR GOD hid HIS Face from HIS Covenant People, then of a Truth, HE also hid HIS Face from the heathen whom HE gave rule over HIS rebellious Children of Israel.

 

“Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand. The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway: So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

 

“The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.”   Deuteronomy 28:32 - 34,36

 

“Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:”   Deuteronomy 28:48 – 50

 

“And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours. Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying, Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:”   Jeremiah 5:19 - 21

 

“Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish. Thus saith the LORD, Behold, a people cometh from the north country, and a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the earth. They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against thee, O daughter of Zion.”   Jeremiah 6:21 - 23

 

Under these circumstances, the evil blind are leading and controlling the evil blind, and for sure, these Children of Israel are brainwashed and walk in total darkness!  When the Seed of Jacob dwelt in their own land, the Most High CREATOR GOD warned them, “Learn not the ways of the heathen,” but they did not listen.  And now, because of their rebelliousness and other Great sins, this GOD of Israel has given the heathen complete control over HIS Covenant People to do with them as they choose.  The CREATOR even permitted the heathen to deceive them with false gods.  They told them to worship any god they choose, but that the X-trian god is the one to believe in because he is the “son of God” the “saviour of the world.”  And the Missionaries were planted all over the world to ensure that GOD’s scattered People would not learn the Ways of HIS Righteousness, for if they did, then that would mean the handwriting on the wall for them.

 

However, just as the Holy ONE of Israel cursed HIS Covenant People and scattered them into the four corners of the Earth to be punished, HE has promised to gather them.  For that reason, there is hope for the Children of Israel and for this heathenish and profane planet.  All people, the Israelites and the Stranger need do is turn to Righteousness, i.e., the CREATOR GOD’s Book of the Law.

 

“But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.”  Isaiah 49:14 - 17

 

“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.”   Deuteronomy 30:1 - 3

 

“Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey. For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.”   Jeremiah 30:16 – 18

 

“And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.”   Jeremiah 30:22

 

“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. For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.”   Jeremiah 30:10,11

 

“So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction. Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem. Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.”   Zechariah 1:14 – 17

 

“For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness,

and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory:

and thou shalt be called by a new name,

which the mouth of the LORD shall name.”  

Isaiah 62:1,2

 

“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.”

Jeremiah 30:7 - 9

 

 

Respectfully,

Tziona Yisrael

Servant of the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for HIS Holy Name’s Sake!

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH AND BE OBEDIENT TO HIS LAW

AND TO HIS WORD TO HIS TRUE PROPHETS!

 

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“The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous,

and his ears are open unto their cry. 

The face of the LORD is against them that do evil,

to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.”

Psalm 34:15,16

 

“For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee;

and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.”

Psalm 36:9,10

 

“The right hand of the LORD is exalted:

the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.”

Psalm 118:16 - 18

 

“Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel:

for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land,

because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.”

Hosea 4:1

 

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS JUST AND GOOD!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake!

 

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THE  PERILS  OF  KATRINA!

 

This week a devastating hurricane, made land on the southern coast of the United States attacking Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama in the worst ways ever before experienced in the history of this country.  The hurricane, as are all of them, bear names, now.  And this one was called “Katrina.”

 

I checked my English-Hebrew, Hebrew-English Dictionary to see if I might, just by chance, find something about this name.  As we well know, there is no such thing as a coincidence – all things happen for a reason.  It’s just up to us to take note and look for Messages in the events that surround us.  These are the times of “Jacob’s Troubles” and the Day of the LORD.  Thus, I was not surprised to find the Hebrew letters:  koof, teht, resh, noon.  The word means “to accuse.”

 

Some might wonder, “What’s the connection?”  Actually, there couldn’t be a better connection between the hurricane named “Katrina” (feminine gender) and “keet-rehn” (masculine gender).  To completely understand the implication of “keet-rehn,” one would have to know the history of the United States, especially that part which has been swept under the rug. 

 

The major atrocities “America the Beautiful” is accused of are as follows:

 

Usurping land from the Native Americans

Enslaving Blacks out of Africa (and that includes Israelites)

            Dropping atomic bombs on Japan

            Gross discrimination and subjugation of minorities

            Survival of the fittest and the fall and subjugation of the impoverished

            Exploiting the poor with low wages and controlled environments

            Ghettoes and Inferior education for minorities

            Enlisting soldiers to die for greed and in order that the rich may survive

            Control, manipulation, and continuation of Third World Countries

 

Adding to that list can now be…

Lack of concern for the Blacks stranded and dying in the sewer waters of New Orleans

 

In a nutshell these are the main reasons for the accusations that the US has to deal with giving credence to the Hebrew word, “Keet-rehn,” – “to accuse.”

 

The following Scripture corroborates the reason for this “accusation” against the country that calls itself the “Greatest Country in the World,” assuming itself to be like the Most High.

 

“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

 

“Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

 

“They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

 

That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?”   Isaiah 14:14 – 17

 

“For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD. I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts. The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:”   Isaiah 14:22 – 24

 

Even up until Saturday night (JT), I hear Katrina being termed an act of “Mother Nature.”  This destruction and death are not an act of “Mother Nature.”  This is the Hand of the CREATOR GOD, and HE is not only showing the true colors of this country called the United States, but HE is calling attention to HIMSELF and sending a Message to the SEED of Jacob. 

 

“Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man. As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel. Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.”   Isaiah 47:3 - 5

 

“I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.”   Isaiah 47:6

 

“And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it. Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments. For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me. Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.”   Isaiah 47:7 – 11

 

WARNINGS, WARNINGS, WARNINGS!

 

The purpose of this entry is to also highlight the fact that the authorities thoroughly warned the people in the cities on the Gulf to evacuate these areas.  Many took heed, but it would appear that just as many did not.  And indeed some were too poor to go anywhere.  However, the price they paid for not “fleeing” cost some of them their lives and much misery for those who survived.

 

There are stories about floodwaters reaching the attics and roofs with dead bodies remaining in the houses because there was no help for them.  In many places dead bodies and feces were floating in the same water people had no choice but to wade in waist and chest high.  In New Orleans people were dying in the Convention Center and in the Super Dome and nothing was done to remove them and much less the people.  Thousands of these people had no food or water in sweltering heat for days, and the elderly and sick had no care – not to mention that families were separated and some cannot find their children and don’t know the whereabouts of their elderly parents.  Heartbreaking stories that are endless continue to come to light.  Some people even had to escape their flooded houses, leaving their elderly relatives with promises that another boat would follow to take them.   Listening to people grieving for their loved ones is just too much to bear. 

 

But before Katrina hit New Orleans they were thoroughly warned to get out.  Whether they thought they would be able to ride out Katrina or thought it would not be as catastrophic, those who stayed in harms way were dead wrong.  Unfortunately, the same scenario will occur when it is America’s turn to witness the “Day of the LORD” – that ultimate destruction spoken of in Jeremiah 50th and 51st Chapters.  The only difference is that there will be no rescue operations for those who follow the imaginations of their hearts to (falsely) believe that they will be spared this destruction.  The destruction of Babylon is intended to be absolute and without inhabitant just as the CREATOR GOD has said.

 

“Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.”   Jermiah 50:13

 

“And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.”   Jeremiah 51:29

 

“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.

 

O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.  

 

“I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.

 

The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.

 

“My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.

 

“Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan. Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD. A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:”  

Jeremiah 51:6,13,37,40,42,45,52 – 54

 

GOD’s WORD is sure, and “Katrina” is calling attention to it LOUD AND CLEAR!  The inability to recognize GOD’s WORKS renders people ignorant to knowledge of HIS Truth and to HIS Warnings.  And unfortunately too many people, especially Israelites who should be counted among the informed, are distressed because of rejecting knowledge.  To all, I say:

 

“RECOGNIZE THE WRATH OF THE ALL-MIGHTY GOD, AND BE OBEDIENT TO HIS WORD OR FALL WITH THE WICKED!”

 

The Holy ONE has been merciful.  HE has warned HIS People repeatedly, and now HE is taking action to fulfill HIS WORD that HE spoke to HIS Prophets so long ago.  Take heed, Israel, TAKE HEED!

 

Hence, trust in the CREATOR GOD.  Think not that just because you are not on the Gulf of Mexico that this cannot happen to you.  Think not that you are safe from any crisis, for anything is subject to happen for the CREATOR GOD of Abraham is calling attention to HIMSELF and is taking back HIS Universe in the process.

 

Trust in the CREATOR GOD that made Heaven and Earth and that controls all elements and these mighty waters to be still, to flow, and to destroy.  Be obedient to GOD’s WORD and be circumspect!  These are the times of Jacob’s Trouble, when the CREATOR GOD is moving to end wickedness and evil on the Earth HE has Created.

 

“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.”   Jeremiah 30:7

 

The Hand of the Most High GOD of Abraham is not shortened that it cannot save.  If we believe and trust in HIM, HE will bless us, protect us, and prosper our ways to return for HIS Holy Name’s Sake and HIS Exaltation.

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL IS JUST AND GOOD!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

Servant of the Most High CREATOR GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake!

 

*****

 

REFLECTING ON GOD’S WORD IN REGARD TO

HIS SEVENTH DAY SABBATH COMMANDMENT!

 

REMEMBER, THIS IS HIS ANNIVERSARY DAY OF REST,

AND OUR DAY TO KEEP IN REST AND AS A SIGN BETWEEN

HIM AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL!

 

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;

and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:

because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

Genesis 2:1 – 3

 

“…the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth

you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place,

let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”

Exodus 16:29

 

“…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.

But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels

and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.”

Jeremiah 7:23,24

 

“And say thou unto them, 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 11:3,4

 

As most of you know, I am a firm believer in living GOD’s Book of the Law, and that I strongly stress observance of GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath that HE proclaimed a “SIGN” between HIM and HIS Chosen People, Israel.  To strengthen the great significance of GOD’s Hallowed Seventh Day, HE used this Day of REST to prove HIS People, the Israelites, to see if they would walk in HIS LAW, or no (Exodus 16:4).

 

It didn’t take GOD long to find out that HIS Chosen People HE had JUST DELIVERED out of Egyptian bondage by HIS Mighty Hand before their very eyes, did not FEAR HIM to be OBEDIENT to HIS COMMANDMENT of the Holy Seventh Day of Rest.  The Holy ONE of Israel made no comment when the Israelites left the Manna “til the morning and it bred worms and stank.”  But, it was Moses who “was wroth with them.”  However, when some of the Children of Israel went out on the Seventh Day Sabbath to gather Manna, this, without a doubt, deeply upset the Holy ONE of Israel.

 

“And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?”   Exodus 16:27,28

 

The Israelites had failed their test!  It is obvious that the Holy ONE DID NOT want the Israelites leaving their places on HIS Holy Seventh Day of COMPLETE REST (Shabbatone in Hebrew).  And for some of us, if this is not understood, then Exodus 16:29 makes GOD’s COMMANDMENT perfectly clear without a shadow of a doubt.

 

“…the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.” 

 

The questions now become, Is the Holy ONE of Israel still proving us to see if we “will walk in HIS LAW, or no?”  Is HE still using HIS Holy Sabbath Day as an indicator, and are we at liberty to violate GOD’s COMMANDMENT “to abide every man in his place on the Seventh Day”?  Also, can we be expected to return to our heritage if we do violate this COMMANDMENT?

 

“Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.”   Ezekiel 22:26

 

Perhaps at this point, I should make readers aware of the basis for this particular post.

 

Before the recent “KenesiYAH Conference” in Jackson, Tennessee held on November 12 – 14, a notice was circulated stating, “This Conference Stars YHWH King Of The Universe!!”

 

Because the Conference called for activities on GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day of Complete REST, I knew that most of the attendees, if not all, would be leaving their places (homes and hotel rooms) on the Seventh Day, November 13, to take part in whatever was being offered on GOD’s Holy Day.  In my heart, I was immediately critical of this Conference for going against GOD’s COMMANDMENT to abide in our places on the Seventh Day of Rest.  Also, knowing fully well that the GOD of Israel is against bearing burdens on HIS Holy Sabbath Day, I thought to challenge the promoter for circulating that “This Conference Stars YHWH King Of the Universe” - words that were clearly construed to draw a crowd but displeased YIHOVAH.  And I wasn’t at all in agreement with charging a fee to attend the Conference, either. 

 

However, I, for some reason, changed my mind about contacting the promoter.  And in the interim, I learned that the Conference was a success and people had really gotten something out of this gathering.  Then I thought to myself how wonderful it is for Israelites to Glory and PRAISE the Holy ONE and rejoice in revering ONLY HIM.  I also thought that the GOD of Israel might have been truly pleased with the Conference and that perhaps HE had changed the WAY HE wants us to observe HIS Holy Seventh Day of REST.  I told myself that perhaps we CAN indeed gather and teach on this Hallowed Day.  Although I had these thoughts, I didn’t seek the Holy ONE for clarification on the matter.    And I left it at that without considering putting this notion of gathering on the Sabbath to the test and without further thoughts about the issue until this past Friday, November 19, just a few days after the Conference ended when the Holy ONE of Israel gave me clarification on the matter. 

 

On this Friday, while going about my daily readings, the Holy ONE showed me that we must keep HIS LAW, as it is written or face the consequences.  And no matter how zealous and passionate we are about our concerns to worship Our GOD of Israel, and no matter how jubilant and how much Praise and admiration we bestow upon HIM in a Conference, in a parade, or in the privacy of our homes, we have got to remain bound and TRUE to HIS LAWS – ALL OF THEM - to remember to do and observe them, as HE has COMMANDED, for this Divine LAW IS OUR LIFE and is to be kept (as it is written) FOREVER!

 

“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. For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.”   Deuteronomy 32:46,47

 

“Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.”   Deuteronomy 11:1

 

“These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.”   Deuteronomy 12:1

 

“But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice. And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods.”   II Kings 17:36,37

 

The passage the Holy ONE showed me in Scripture that caused me to recall the November 12 – 13 KenesiYAH Conference and the activities held on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of Rest entailed the relocation of GOD’s Ark.  I did not search for this passage.  This passage was brought to me…ALL PRAISES DUE TO THE HOLY ONE!

 

“And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.”   I Chronicles 13:8

 

Without a doubt, King David and ALL Israel played before GOD WITH ALL THEIR MIGHT with SINGING, HARPS, PSALTERIES, TIMBRELS, CYMBOLS, and TRUMPETS.  For sure the Israelites made a great tumultuous noise in sincere PRAISE of the Most High GOD of Israel.  And indeed HE was taking notice!

 

I remember many years ago reading this passage for the very first time thinking about how wonderful it was for Israel to Praise GOD and how pleased HE must have been seeing HIS People exalting HIM with such joyfulness and fervor.  But at that time, as I continued reading the chapter, something happened in the passage that I’m sure has caused Israelites and the Stranger alike to wonder why this GOD of Israel would so severely punish a man, during this moment of exultation and joy of HIM, for putting forth his hand to steady HIS Ark.  I read on with great sorrow for Uzza, seeking a valid reason for his death.

 

“And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.  And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God.”   I Chronicles 13:9,10

 

The valid reason was and still is KEEP GOD’s LAWS for HE will not forgo punishment if we don’t.  For me, this passage was a tremendous wakeup call that made me realize that no matter what…we, Israelites, must take heed to obey all GOD’s COMMANDMENTS, as they are written.  And when in doubt, leave the issue alone!

 

The Conference of November 12 – 14, I’m sure was well organized with the Holy ONE in mind to draw as many people as possible and to make as much money as possible.  But given GOD’s LAW of the Holy Sabbath Day to “abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the Seventh Day,” has GOD given HIS consent and endorsed leaving our places, driving cars, teaching, and holding a Sabbath Service on this Seventh Day of Complete REST?  Now, since reading the passage about Uzza, I know for sure, the Holy ONE of Israel has not changed HIS LAW of the Sabbath.  It is yet valid, and we are bound to it, as well as to ALL of GOD’s LAWS.  And like Nehemiah, I remind everyone of how our forefathers profaned GOD’s Holy Day of REST even after having just returned to the land out of Babylonian captivity.

 

“Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath.”  

Nehemiah 13:18

 

If we are specifically advised to keep GOD’s Sabbath or be punished with death, that our servants, oxen, asses, and cattle are also supposed to rest, as well, and COMMANDED NOT to bear burdens on the Holy Seventh Day of Rest, then we have no business scheduling activities on this Holy Shabbatone (Sabbath of Complete REST Day).  If the Holy ONE wanted us assembling on HIS Holy Seventh Day of Rest, then HE would not have COMMANDED us to abide in our places on this Day of REST!!!  Surely that makes a lot of sense, right?  

 

“But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”   Exodus 20:10,11

 

“Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.  Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.”   Exodus 31:13 - 15

 

“Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.”   Deuteronomy 5:13,14

 

“And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that they should not be opened till after the sabbath: and some of my servants set I at the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the sabbath day.”  

Nehemiah 13:19

 

“Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction. And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein; Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever.”   Jeremiah 17:21 – 25

 

“But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.”   Jeremiah 17:27

 

Although there is nothing written above about picking up sticks on the Holy Sabbath Day of REST, GOD condemned a man to death for this act (Numbers 15:32-35).  Doesn’t this sentence of death expound upon the great importance of observing this Holy Day, as it is written and not according to what we feel is acceptable?  Of course it does!  GOD is as serious as a heart attack about our KEEPING HIS Holy Seventh Day of COMPLETE REST and about JUDGING us if we profane it.  Other than picking up sticks on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of REST, what else might we do to cause Our GOD of Israel to be angry and “smite” or condemn us to death as HE did with Uzza and the man who was found picking up sticks on HIS Holy Seventh Day Sabbath?  What about CARRYING all the books, charts, video equipment, teaching aids, and other paraphernalia we need for instruction and for the operation of the Conference?  Who are we fooling?  All of us are aware of what it entails to organize and hold a Conference.  It takes a lot of WORK, as well as a lot of energy to sustain each day’s agenda, and I am only making reference to the activities that are scheduled on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath. 

 

What about the hot meals served at the hotels or at the meeting place on the Holy Seventh Day when we are COMMANDED to prepare on the Sixth Day the food to be eaten on the Seventh Day of REST?  What about burdening someone to bear even sandwiches and beverages to drink if food is served at the meeting place?  What about getting from the hotel to the meeting place?  What about driving or being driven to the meeting place?  Think about all the work that transpires on a three-day Conference that includes GOD’s Holy Day of COMPLETE REST. 

 

And when we involve ourselves in all these transactions, we say, “This Conference Stars YHWH King Of The Universe.”  I don’t think so!  As a matter of fact, I know what “Thus Saith the LORD,” and I know better!  According to HIS WORD, HE is not pleased and no more pleased with us than HE was with Uzza, King David, and the others.  I also know that Our GOD is not pleased with our charging a fee to hear HIS WORD. 

 

“The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.”   Micah 3:11

 

I see nothing wrong with Israelites devising ways to raise money, but given the above verse, we should keep GOD’s Ways out of such plans, i.e., don’t make money off of the WORD of GOD.  By all means, create jobs, have dances, parties, sell dinners, plan spring, summer, and winter attractions, and keep them above suspicion, but don’t include a fee if at all GOD’s WORD is involved.  Let us be about following GOD’s Counsel and not that of our own.  And I can’t stress enough that it does not entail charging and paying money to hear HIS Truth.  When our hearts are right, Our GOD prospers our way.  When our hearts are NOT right, there is no peace to the wicked. 

 

When GOD did not pardon what Uzza did while King David and the Israelites were rejoicing before the Holy ONE giving HIM Praise and Glory, then what imaginations of our hearts think we can be pardoned for breaking GOD’s Law of the Seventh Day when HE distinctly COMMANDED us to “ABIDE YE EVERY MAN IN HIS PLACE, LET NO MAN GO OUT OF HIS PLACE ON THE SEVENTH DAY”?  Is this not a COMMANDMENT?  If you agree that it is, then how can we justify leaving our places on this Holy Seventh Day of REST to participate in any kind of service - Conference, Unity Shabbot or other?  The GOD of Israel does not change, and HE is not going to change HIS Law of the Holy Seventh Day that dates back to the end of HIS CREATION.  

 

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”   Genesis 2:1 – 3

 

“Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments: And madest known unto them thy holy sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant:”   Nehemiah 9:13,14

 

GOD’s Holy Seventh Day is an anniversary in remembrance of the Six Days it took HIM to CREATE the Heavens and the Earth and all things therein.  Therefore, regardless of how much we invest in this day being of spiritual significance in Conferences or other affairs to show forth HIS Praise, we are so wrong to do so.  And it’s simply because Our GOD wants us in our places on HIS Holy Seventh Day Sabbath.  By the way, if the Conference is on a weekend, there is nothing wrong with staying in our hotel rooms when the Sabbath begins and until it’s over. 

 

After GOD COMMANDED us to abide in our places on HIS Holy Seventh Day, as we know, a man thought it was all right to gather sticks.  Today many Israelites feel it’s quite all right to drive cars and use other means of transportation to ASSEMBLE and give Praise and Thanksgiving to Our GOD on HIS Holy Seventh Day, but when we do, we are ever so wrong.  Actually, we are dead wrong!

 

GOD’s LAWS, COMMANDMENTS, and HIS WORD to HIS Prophets speak volumes, and unless GOD stipulated changes, there are no exceptions to HIS Ordinances.   Throughout the “Old Testament,” we find that GOD sent HIS Prophets and instructed them to rise up early to go to the Israelites to urge them to return back to the LAW that HE gave to HIS Prophet Moses.  I only reiterate that which has already been COMMANDED of us.  And we can either accept GOD’s LAWS or contrive justification to circumvent them.  If we are in agreement to accept GOD’s LAWS, then we cannot dismiss the LAW to abide in our places on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of REST.  It’s just that simple.  Throughout GOD’s WORD, we learn that we must follow GOD’s LAW or face repercussions.

 

“But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.”   Deuteronomy 30:14 - 16

 

“Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.”  Jeremiah 11:8

 

Let us not forget that OBEDIENCE to GOD’s LAW should be our highest priority IF it is our intention to return back to our heritage (Deuteronomy 30:1-3 and I Samuel 15:19). 

 

“Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.  Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:  And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”   Exodus 19:4 – 6

 

“But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.”   Deuteronomy 4:29 – 31

 

“And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day.”   Deuteronomy 27:9,10

 

“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. Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.”   Deuteronomy 28:58 – 61

 

“And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day. And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers: If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.”   Deuteronomy 30:8 – 10

 

“Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come? Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.”   Isaiah 42:23,24

 

Thus, I urge everyone to consider ALL GOD’s COMMANDMENTS, especially in regard to holding Conferences, teaching, and doing any other activities on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of REST since we are supposed to abide in our places on this Holy Seventh Day.  NO ONE is in favor of coming together to sing and give Praise to the Holy ONE of Israel, Our GOD and SAVIOR, more than myself – NO ONE!  But I would make arrangements for such an occasion to be held on any day but GOD’s Seventh Day of REST!  And we have six other days from which to choose for assembling and gathering for Spiritual Reunions. 

 

Enough of seeking the imaginations of our hearts and devising new means and ways to divine and worship Our GOD of Israel.   The GOD of Israel has already established how HE wants us to serve and worship HIM:  according to HIS LAW and with our whole heart and soul and in Righteousness.   Therefore, seek GOD’s Counsel and abide by HIS Ways that HE left written for us to follow.  If revelations and the imaginations of our hearts that we embark upon are not in accord with Isaiah 8:20, then these teachings, persuasions, endeavors, events, and doings are not encouraged by Our GOD of Israel. 

 

“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”  Isaiah 8:20

 

We must not ever forget that although we are GOD’s Chosen People, “LIFE” is not about the Children of Israel.  The ideal “LIFE” (style) is about keeping GOD’s Laws, Statutes, and Judgments and, in doing so, enjoying peace, happiness, and prosperity in our heritage with Our GOD in our midst!  This “LIFE,” per se, is the panacea, the Divine Utopia that all peoples upon this Earth should seek for keeping GOD’s Ways of Righteousness and serving and worshipping HIM is with great rewards.

 

Like many of us, I seek to return to our heritage, and it will only happen when we decide to be OBEDIENT to GOD’s LAWS that HE gave to HIS Prophet Moses for us to live and do.  So eager we are to be accepted, recognized, and joined with others, but is this what matters?  We must be extremely cautious in all that we do.  Praise is comely only for the upright.  We can have a thousand with us, but if the Holy ONE of Israel is not with us, then, let’s face it, we are lost! 

 

“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

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH AND HONOR AND KEEP ALL HIS COMMANDMENTS, LAWS, STATUTES, AND JUDGMENTS!

 

*****

 

“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 20:2,3

 

“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.”  

Deuteronomy 6:4,5

 

*****

 

IT IS IN VAIN TO SEEK PROSPERITY AND RELIEF IN THIS CAPTIVITY!

 

Our afflictions result from the curses Our GOD put upon us, and nothing we do will alleviate this misery in America.  And sooner than later, we will all come to know this truth.  The death, sickness, suffering, and despair among us is too great for us to bear.  Thus, it is incumbent upon us to get Our GOD’s attention to hear our supplications and change the times, in order that we will return to HIM and to our heritage and live according to HIS Ways of Righteousness.  No one lives for the True and Living GOD.  No one is in Jerusalem professing HIS Holy Name and Exalting HIM.  And no one is making the sacrifices and offerings HE loves.  IF things are to change, then we must start the process.  After all, we were formed to show forth GOD’s Praise BUT in the land where HE has ordained Israelites to serve HIM (Ezekiel 20:40,41), and the United States has nothing to do with it!  In America, Our GOD won’t let us forget that we were exiled to serve our enemies in their lands for our great sins against Our Loving GOD that gave us everything and more than that.  When will we wake up to realize the power of our actions.  Our love for our GOD and HIS LAW got us in the land flowing with milk and honey, and our transgressions against HIM got us enslaved under ruthless Gentiles.  BUT if we use our energies to live according to GOD’s Book of the Law and appeal to ONLY HIM for Deliverance, rather than succumb to life in Gentile lands, then we can expect, through GOD’s Blessings, a dramatic change in our lives.

 

“HIS Hand is stretched out still,” and it’s up to us to determine our destiny.  The “Dry Bones” CAN live but only if they will turn to the Holy ONE of Israel and live by HIS Book of the Law, as it is written.

 

“Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people,

and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them:

and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them

from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:”

Isaiah 5:25,26

 

“Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is

written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside

therefrom to the right hand or to the left;

 

“That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you;

neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them:

 

“But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.”

Joshua 23:6 - 8

 

“And said, 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

 

***

 

O LORD GOD of Israel,

 

Spare the Elders of Israel.  Open their eyes, Father, and cause them to fear you to do your Will.  Have Mercy, O LORD GOD of Israel and cause the world to know your TRUTH.  FORGIVE, Father of Abraham and remember your Covenant with Jacob and your Promises to the Children of Israel.  Remember your Holy City Jerusalem and remember King Solomon’s Prayer for you to hear us when we pray toward your Holy City.  Save us, Father, for ONLY YOU have that power.  SAVE us as you saved our forefathers out of Egypt by your Awesome SUPREMACY and MIGHT.  Don’t leave us to waste away in the lands of our captivity. 

 

In your own words, LORD GOD of Israel, “Let us reason together.”  We need you, LORD GOD, like we’ve never needed you before.  Make haste, Dear Father of Israel,  Save the SEED of Jacob and let us LIVE FOR YOU in Righteousness.

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD

IS MERCIFUL AND GOOD!

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH FOR WE HAVE ONLY HIM, THE ONE MERCIFUL GOD THAT IS TRUE TO HIS WORD AND THAT LISTENS WHEN WE CALL UPON HIM WITH A CONTRITE SPIRIT!

 

 

FEAR AND GLORY THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, GIVE THANKS TO HIM, AND BLESS HIS HOLY NAME!

 

Tziona Yisrael

Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake!

 

*****

 

DEAR LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, THE CREATOR GOD,

 

TAKE BACK your Universe! 

Don’t let your enemies and the rebellious triumph over your wondrous WORKS!  This is your planet, your CREATION. 

 

You CREATED it, and you alone deserve ALL the PRAISE and GLORY!

Establish your RIGHTEOUSNESS for a world of Peace, Truth, and Happiness

for your MAJESTY and EXALTATION ALONE!

 

TAKE BACK your Holy Land that you PROMISED to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

AND the SEED of the Children of Israel!

 

TAKE BACK your Holy City,

that you established for your Praise and Glory and for your Holy Temple wherein all Nations will bow to you and worship YOU ALONE.

 

TAKE BACK your Holy People, YIHOVAH!

Save those of us who seek to follow your Book of the Law, as it is written!

 

LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, SAVE your Chosen, the SEED of Jacob,The Remnant you are Calling for Your Holy Name’s Sake!

 

SAVE US JUST ONE MORE TIME, HEAVENLY FATHER of Abraham!

 

SAVE US, so that we may Glory in your PRAISE and your EXALTATION!

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL IS JUST AND GOOD!

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH ALWAYS!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake!

 

***

 

“And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse,

which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek:

and his rest shall be glorious.

 

“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.”

Isaiah 11:10 - 12

 

“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.”

Jeremiah 16:14,15

 

O TASTE AND SEE

THAT THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL IS JUST AND GOOD!

 

 *****

 “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.”

Isaiah 2:3

 

“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.”

Jeremiah 3:14,15

 

“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.”

Jeremiah 3:17,18

 

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.”

Zechariah 8:9

 

 

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!

 

*****

 

 “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.”

Hosea 14:9

 

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.”

Deuteronomy 4:5,6

 

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.”

Isaiah 55:11

 

“Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice:

for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.”

Isaiah 56:1

 

“The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble;

and he knoweth them that trust in him.”

Nahum 1:7

 

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.”

Isaiah 66:22,23

 

“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.”

Malachi 1:11

 

***

 

“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.”

Isaiah 43:21,22

 

“Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou,

that thou mayest be justified.”

Isaiah 43:26

 

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.”

Isaiah 44:4,5

 

“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.”

Isaiah 45:19

 

 “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:”

Isaiah 55:6

 

We have no time to waste!

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH ALWAYS!

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD, OUR GOD AND ONLY SAVIOR

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.

 

“…I that am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt

will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast.”

Hosea 12:9

 

*******

 

“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.”

Zephaniah 3:8

 

“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.”

Zephaniah 3:18

 

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.”  

Deuteronomy 32:39

 

“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 JUST AND 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 MESSAGE TO ALL MESSIANICS:

 

 WAIT ON THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL

AND

MAKE HIM YOUR

LORD AND SAVIOR - NOT “MAN.”

(Psalm 25:4,5)

 

 

“And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God,

and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them,

I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.”

Deuteronomy 8:19

 

 

“Whom have I in heaven but thee?

and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.”

Psalm 73:25

 

“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.”  

Psalm 40:5

 

“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

 

“Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:

and let such as love thy salvation say continually,

Let God be magnified.”

Psalm 70:4

 

“My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day…

“I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

“Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things:

O God, who is like unto thee!”

Psalm 71:15,16,19

 

“And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:  And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above,

or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants

that walk before thee with all their heart:”

I Kings 8:22,23

 

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.

Exodus 29:46

 

“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!

 

“The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.”   Isaiah 24:4 - 6  

 

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 32:4

 

“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 naďve and badly informed believers! 

 

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.”

Amos 5:4,6

 

“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.”

Amos 4:2

 

“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.”

Amos 5:2,16,27

(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.”

Jeremiah 16:14,15

 

“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!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake

 

P.S.

 

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 (Neizkor 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.”  

Psalm 96:12,13

 

“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!

 

P.P.S.

 

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.”   Jeremiah 16:14,15

 

BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL!  IT WILL HAPPEN!!!

 

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“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.”  

Isaiah 8:16,17

 

 

 

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.”   Zechariah 8:9

 

“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him

while he is near:”

Isaiah 55:6

 

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“I will declare thy name unto my brethren:  

in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.”  

Psalm 22:22

 

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!

 

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Poetry and Prose Corner With A Message:

 

I Praise the Holy ONE of Israel for HIS Merciful Kindness in returning hearts to know HIM and HIS Truth.  Another Daughter of Zion Exalts the CREATOR GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  As she writes, “Let us plant the LAW in the middle and hold it firm in our hearts!”  T.Y., Editor

 

 

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The following words came from my heart while I was thinking of our return home: 

 

O, what a beautiful time

The day that the Earth will worship in truth

Yes, only one true GOD

When our Creator GOD return to His chosen people

The day that our Savior GOD brings complete peace to    Jacob His Servants

O, let the House be ready for our LORD

Let us prepare the House

Make it clean

Let no fault be found

Plant the law in the middle

Hold it firm in our hearts

For it is wonderful

The re-unite time is soon to come

The day that our Father will come back home

Father and sons moment

Unlike any other

Yes, I live for this moment

Israel rejoices

The righteous lives

Our Mighty King rules

Forever!

By

 

Anne Laquerre

Daughter of Zion

(August 17, 2005)

 

FEAR, LOVE & PRAISE OUR MIGHTY ONE OF ISRAEL FOREVER & EVER!

 

Thank you, dear beloved Sister!  O that more Israelites would testify to the reality of our existence and purpose.  T.Y., Editor

 

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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!

 

 

AND MAY ALL NATIONS FEAR HIM, SERVE HIM, AND WORSHIP HIM FOR HIS POWER TO ESTABLISH GENUINE PEACE ON THIS EARTH – HIS PEACE!

 

 

HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH, HALLELUYAH!

 

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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.

 

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“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.”

Zephaniah 3:14,17

 

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.”

Micah 7:20

 

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“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.”

Isaiah 35:4,10

 

“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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FOR YOUR INFORMATION (FYI):

 

[This month’s JOURNAL highlights Part II on our Patriarch “Abraham.”  And knowing what’s written in Scripture, I always wonder about how GOD’s WORD impacts upon Gentiles.  Some of the things you will read in this segment are nothing more than contrived to magnify and give credence to the “New Testament.”  However, put a gold medal on these lies, and they are still lies!  It’s important to see just how much the Chr…tian Era changed GOD’s WORDS.  It is also interesting to learn what the Muslims feel about our Patriarch Abraham.

T.Y., Editor]

 

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Abraham

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

CONTINUED FROM THE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER LAWKEEPERS’ JOURNAL…

 

Abraham in Ch...tianity

 

Abraham stands out prominently as the recipient of the promises (Gen. 12:2-7, 13:14-17, 15, 17, 18:17-19, 22:17-18, 24:7). In the New Testament Abraham is mentioned prominently as a man of faith (see e.g., Hebrews 11), and the apostle Paul uses him as an example of salvation by faith (in e.g. Galatians 3).

 

Authors of the New Testament cite Abraham to support belief in the resurrection of the dead. "But concerning the dead, that they rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the burning bush passage, how God spoke to him, saying, "I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?" He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. You are therefore greatly mistaken." (Mark 12:26-27) "By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, "In Isaac your seed shall be called," concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense." (Hebrews 11:17-19)

 

The Orthodox view in Ch...tianity is that the chief promise made to Abraham in Genesis 12 is that through Abraham's offspring, all the people of earth would be blessed. This promise was fulfilled through Abraham's descendant, J...s.  It is also a consequence of this promise that Ch...tianity is open to people of all races and not limited to the Jews.

 

The Roman Catholic Church calls Abraham "our father in Faith," in the Eucharistic prayer called Roman Canon, recited during Mass.

 

Ch...tian tradition sees Abraham as a figure of God, and Abraham's attempt to offer up Isaac is a foreshadowing of God's offering of his Son, J...s (Gen. 22:1-14; Heb. 11:17-19). Just as Isaac carried wood for the sacrifice up the mountain and willingly submitted to being offered, so J...s carried his Cross up the hill and allowed himself to be crucified.

 

Abraham in Islam

 

Abraham (called Ibrahim in Islam) is very important to Islam, both in his own right and as the father of Ismail (Ishmael), his firstborn son.

 

Abraham (Ibrahim) is considered one of the first and most important prophets of Islam, and is commonly termed Khalil Ullah, Friend of God. (Islam regards most of the Old Testament "patriarchs" as prophets of God, and hence as Muslims.) While most Muslims believe that Adam, the first man, was the first Muslim (submitter to God), they universally agree that Abraham was a prophet of God.

 

According to the Qur'an, Abraham reached the conclusion that anything subject to disappearance could not be worthy of worship, and thus became a monotheist (Quran 6:76-83). As in Jewish belief, Abraham's father (named Azar in Islam) was an idol-maker, and Abraham broke his idols, calling on his community to worship God instead. They then cast him into a fire, which miraculously failed to burn him (Quran 37:83-98). The well-known but wholly non-canonical Qisas al-Anbiya (Ibn Kathir) records considerably more detail about his life, which are commonly referred to in Islamic accounts of his life[1].

 

Traditionally, Muslims believe that it was Ishmael rather than Isaac whom Abraham was told to sacrifice. In support of this, Muslims note that the text of Genesis, despite specifying Isaac, appears to state that Abraham was told to sacrifice his only son ("Take now thy son, thine only son, whom thou lovest, even Isaac," Jewish Publication Society translation, Genesis/Bereshit 22:2) to God. Since Isaac was Abraham's second son, it is arguable there was no time at which he would have been Abraham's "only son", and that this supports the Muslim belief that there was an original text that must have named Ishmael rather than Isaac as the intended sacrifice. The Qur'an itself does not specify by name which son Abraham nearly sacrificed (Quran 37:99-111).

 

Also, unlike Jewish belief, Muslims also note that nowhere in the Qur'an does God say that it was He who told Abraham to sacrifice his son nor does God say He gave Abraham the dream of the sacrifice. The Qur'an teaches that God never advocates evil. Thus, it is said that for a father to slaughter his son, is an evil that cannot be coming from God; it can only come from Satan. Furthermore, Muslims state that God would not contradict Himself and, therefore, would not order Abraham to commit what he prohibited, even as a test. Since Abraham thought the dream was from God and he proceeded to sacrifice his son Ismail, God sent him the lamb to be sacrificed instead, and to save Ismail and the father-son sacred relationship. Furthermore, Muslims believe that God promised to protect His righteous believers from Satan's tricks, and he saved Abraham and his son, Ismail, from this exact test.

 

This entire episode of the sacrifice is regarded as a trial that Abraham had to face from God. It is celebrated by Muslims on the day of Eid ul-Adha. Muslims also believe that Abraham, along with his son Ishmael, rebuilt the Kaaba in Mecca (Quran 2:125).

 

Abraham is one of the most important prophets in Islam, and Muslims have a specific dua that (in some traditions) they recite daily which asks God to bless both Abraham and Muhammad. According to Islamic tradition, he is buried in Hebron. In the Masjid al Haram in Mecca, there is an area known as the "station of Ibrahim" (Maqam Ibrahim مقام), which supposedly bears an impression of his footprints.

 

Abraham in philosophy

 

Abraham, as a man communicating with God, inspired philosophers, like the existentialists, such as Kierkegaard and Sartre. The "stress of Abraham" was a concept invented by Kierkegaard and later processed by Sartre like this: God asks Abraham to sacrifice his only son. How does Abraham know that the voice he hears is really the voice of his God and not of someone else or even the product of a mental condition? Thus, Sartre concludes, even if there are signs in the world, it is to us, humans, to decide how to interpret them and so we are abandoned in our freedom, which is the core of existentialism. This of course makes sense within the context of rationalism but not inside mysticism, the foundation of every religion.

 

Abraham and his descendants

 

For a full account of the historicity of Abrahamic stories in the book of Genesis, see Historicity of the Patriarchs.

 

Biblical narratives represent Abraham as a wealthy, powerful and supremely virtuous man, but humanly flawed, and when afraid for himself, miscalculating, and a sometimes deceiver and an inconsiderate husband. But his central importance in the book of Genesis, and his portrait as a man favored by God, is unequivocal. Abraham's generations (Hebrew: toledoth, translated to Greek: "Genesis") are presented as part of the crowning explanation of how the world has been fashioned by the hand of God, and how the boundaries and relationships of peoples were established by him.

 

As the father of Isaac and Ishmael, Abraham is ultimately the common ancestor of the Israelites and their neighbours. As the father of Ishmael, whose twelve sons became desert princes (most prominently, Nebaioth and Kedar), along with Midian, Sheba and other Arabian tribes (25:1-4), the book of Genesis gives a portrait of Isaac's descendents as being surrounded by kindred peoples, who are also oft-times enemies. It seems that some degree of kinship was felt by the Hebrews with the dwellers of the more distant south, and it is characteristic of the genealogies that the mothers (Sarah, Hagar and Keturah) are in the descending scale, perhaps of purity of blood, or as of purity of relationship, or of connectedness to Sarah: Sarah, her servant, her husband's other wife (or concubine).

 

As stated above, Abraham came from Ur in Babylonia to Haran and thence to Canaan. Late tradition supposed that the migration was to escape Babylonian idolatry (Judith 5, Jubilees 12; cf. Joshua 24:2), and knew of Abraham's miraculous escape from death (an obscure reference to some act of deliverance in Isaiah 29:22). The route along the banks of the Euphrates from south to north was so frequently taken by migrating tribes that the tradition has nothing improbable in itself. It was thence that Jacob, the father of the tribes of Israel, came, and the route to Shechem and Bethel is precisely the same in both. A twofold migration is doubted by some, but from what is known of the situation in Canaan in the 15th century BC, not at all impossible.

 

Further, there is yet another parallel in the story of the conquest by Joshua, partly implied and partly actually detailed (cf. also Joshua 8:9 with Gen. 12:8, 13:3), whence it would appear that too much importance must not be laid upon any ethnological interpretation which fails to account for the three versions. That similar traditional elements have influenced them is not unlikely; but to recover the true historical foundation is difficult. The invasion or immigration of certain tribes from the east of the Jordan; the presence of Aramean blood among the Israelites; the origin of the sanctity of venerable sites — these and other considerations may readily be found to account for the traditions.

 

Noteworthy coincidences in the lives of Abraham and Isaac, noticed above, point to the fluctuating state of traditions in the oral stage, or suggest that Abraham's life has been built up by borrowing from the common stock of popular lore. More original is the parting of Lot and Abraham at Bethel. The district was the scene of contests between Moab and the Hebrews (cf. perhaps Judges 3), and if this explains part of the story, the physical configuration of the Dead Sea may have led to the legend of the destruction of inhospitable and vicious cities.

 

Arab connection

 

Although historians have no contemporary evidence for an "Arab connection", and the historicity of Biblical accounts is questioned by academics (see The Bible and history), some believe that the area outlined as the final destination of Ishmael and his descendants (from Havilah to Assyria) refers to Northern Arabia. The earliest known record of the connection of Ishmael to the Arabs is by the Jewish historian Josephus, who approximately 2000 years after such events, asserted that Ishmael was the father of the "Arab nation" [2]. Little other information exists to understand the basis for Josephus' statement or his understanding of what he meant by "Arab nation", although one line in the Book of Jubilees (20:13) also mentions the tradition.

 

This and the fact that the only other Semitic race in the Middle East are the ArabsCitation needed have led to the notion by some of the identification of Abraham as the father of the Arabs through Ishmael. In addition, Abraham's next wife, Keturah, is said to have borne him a son named Midian who became father of the Midianites[3]. The Midianites are also identified with the Arabs as they are said to have settled east of the Jordan River.Citation needed In recent times some Ch...tian polemical writers have insisted these claims are spurious and entirely made up by Muslims, although, they existed long before Islam arrived. Some have claimed that all of Ishmael's descendants in fact died out; and that most Arabs are descended from Joktan. The subject continues to be a source of controversy.

 

Polygamy

 

The impregnation of a servant by a married man also raises the question as to whether Abraham was a polygamist or an adulterer.

 

Historical criticism

 

Writers have regarded the life of Abraham in various ways. He has been viewed as a chieftain of the Amorites, as the head of a great Semitic migration from Mesopotamia; or, since Ur and Haran were seats of Moon-worship, he has been identified with a moon-god. From the character of the literary evidence and the locale of the stories it has been held that Abraham was originally associated with Hebron. The double name Abram/Abraham has even suggested that two personages have been combined in the Biblical narrative; although this does not explain the change from Sarai to Sarah. But it is important to remember that the narratives are not contemporary, and that the interesting discovery of the name Abi-ramu (Abram) on Babylonian contracts of about 2000 BC does not prove the Abram of the Old Testament to be an historical person, even as the fact that there were Amorites in Babylonia at the same period does not make it certain that the patriarch was one of their number. One remarkable chapter associates Abraham with kings of Elam and the east (Genesis 14). No longer a peaceful sheikh but a warrior with a small army of 318 followers, he overthrows a combination of powerful monarchs who have ravaged the land. The genuineness of the narrative has been strenuously maintained, although upon insufficient grounds.

 

On the assumption that a recollection of some invasion in remote days may have been current, considerable interest is attached to the names. Of these, Amraphel, king of Shinar (i.e., Babylonia, Genesis 10:10), has been in the past identified with Hammurabi, one of the greatest of the Babylonian kings (ca. 2000 BC), and since he claims to have ruled as far west as the Mediterranean Sea, the equation has found considerable favour. Apart from chronological difficulties, the identification of the king and his country is far from certain, and at the most can only be regarded as possible. Arioch, king of Ellasar, has been connected with Eriaku of Larsa — the reading has been questioned — a contemporary with Hammurabi. Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, bears what is doubtless a genuine Elamite name, Kudur-Lagamer. Finally, the name of Tid'al, king of Goiim, may be identical with a certain Tudhulu, the son of Gazza, a warrior, but apparently not a king, who is mentioned in a Babylonian inscription, and has been connected by others with Tudhaliya, a predynastic Hittite king. Goiim (the Hebrew for "gentiles" or "nations") may also stand for Gutim, the Guti being a people who lived to the east of Kurdistan. Nevertheless, there is as yet no monumental evidence for the genuineness of the story, and the most that can be said with certainty is that the author (of whatever date) has derived his names from a trustworthy source, and in representing an invasion of Canaan by Babylonian overlords, has given expression to a possible situation. It may be that only the bare outlines are historical. If it is a historical romance (cf., e.g., the book of Judith), it is possible that a writer who lived in the post-exilic age, and was acquainted with Babylonian history, desired to enhance the greatness of Abraham by exhibiting his military success against the monarchs of the Tigris and Euphrates, the high esteem he enjoyed in Canaan, and the practical character displayed in his brief exchange with Melchizedek. The historical section of the article Tithe provides more evidence on the historicity of the meeting with Melchizedek.

Several minimalist professors of archaeology claim that many stories in the Old Testament, including important chronicles about Abraham, Moses, and others, were actually made up by scribes hired by King Josiah (7th century BC) in order to rationalize monotheistic belief in Yahweh. Mimimalists claim that the neighboring countries that kept many written records, such as Egypt, Assyria, etc., have no writings about the stories of the Bible or its main characters before 650 BC, and vehemently dispute the validity any evidence to the contrary. Such claims are detailed in "Who Were the Early Israelites?" by William G. Dever, (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI, 2003). Another such book by Neil A. Silberman and colleagues is "The Bible Unearthed," (Simon and Schuster, New York, 2001).

 

References

 

The 1911 Encyclopedia.

Genesis

 

See also

Abraham in all three Abrahamic faiths

Abraham's sacrifice: an Islamic perspective

GospelTruth -- God's promises to Abraham according to Ch...tian belief

Biblical Archeology -- Bible-related article about Abraham

The Legacy of Abraham -- Time magazine cover story

Children of Abraham -- episode of the weekly Minnesota Public Radio show Speaking of Faith

Abrahamic religions

Abraham's bosom

List of founders of major religions

This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopćdia Britannica, which is in the public domain.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham - Abraham_in_Genesis

 

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READING FOR THE SOUL…

 

O LORD MY GOD, I CRIED UNTO THEE,

AND THOU HAST HEALED ME…

 

“I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

 

Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

 

LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.

 

What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.

 

Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.”  

Psalm Thirtieth Chapter

 

 

THOU, ISRAEL ART MY SERVANT,

JACOB WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN,

THE SEED OF ABRAHAM MY FRIEND…

 

“Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.

 

Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow. He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not gone with his feet. Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.

 

The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came. They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.

 

So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the soldering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.

 

But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

 

Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.  Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.  For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

 

Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.

 

When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

 

I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.

 

Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob. Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come. Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.

 

Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you. I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon mortar, and as the potter treadeth clay. Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words.

 

The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings. For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word. Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.”   Isaiah Forty-first Chapter

 

 

THUS SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS; BEHOLD,

I WILL SAVE MY PEOPLE…

 

“Again the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury. Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age. And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts.

 

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country; And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in 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.

 

For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one against his neighbour. 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.

 

For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of hosts, and I repented not: So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.

 

These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.

 

And the word of the LORD of hosts came unto me, saying,

 

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also.

 

Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.”   Zechariah Eighth Chapter

 

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O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL

IS JUST AND GOOD!

 

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“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.”

Psalm 37:3

 

“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.”

Isaiah 48:17

 

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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.”

Isaiah 63:19

 

“My help cometh from the LORD,  which made heaven and earth.”

Psalm 121:2

 

“Give us help from trouble:  for vain is the help of man.

 

“Through God we shall do valiantly:  for he it is that shall

tread down our enemies.”

Psalm 108:12,13

 

“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.”

Jeremiah 32:42

 

BLESSED BE THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB FOREVER AND EVER!

 

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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.”

Deuteronomy 29:29

 

“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.”

Deuteronomy 31:12,13

 

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“OLD TESTAMENT” WORD SEARCH

 

 

FIND WORDS in Numbers 13th Chapter regarding “chickens” in the Wilderness…

 

TWELVE SPIES                            OSHEA                        BROOK ESHCOL

FAT OR LEAN                             SEA                               WOOD OR NOT

STRONG OR WEAK           CALEB                        POMEGRANATES

FEW OR MANY                             GIANTS                        MILK AND HONEY

TWELVES SPIRES               GREAT                        WALLED CITIES

STRONG HOLDS                CITIES                        FORTY DAYS

AMALEKITES                        FIGS                              AMORITES

EVIL REPORT                       TENTS                        HITTITES

GRASSHOPPERS                REHOB                        GOOD OR BAD

GRAPES                                ZIN                                MOUNTAINS

                                                ANAK

SEARCH THE LAND OF CANAAN             MEN OF GREAT STATURE

 

S E A R C H T H E L A N D O F P

E T W E L V E S P I E S W A C O

R F I G Z I N A E L R O T J A M

U O G A M A L E K I T E S E N E

T O T O N W F T H G D A S B A G

A L A P O S E O R A E N R U A R

T S E H A D W N B F O A E S N A

S T R O N G O R W E A K P I O N

T E G P G H D M O S M O P T S A

A N A E R O O A H H O O O E E T

E T W E Y L O N A C R R H S I E

R S I L H D W Y R O I B S E T S

G I A N T S E A I L T M S T I R

F S O R R Y O B O H E R A I C E

O E F O R T Y D A Y S U R T D B

N I B U G R A P E S I C G T E E

E T E M O U N T A I N S W I L L

M I L K A N D H O N E Y M H L S

S C A R E D O F I G S T A O A E

T I C M E V I L R E P O R T W G

 

By

 

Tziona Yisrael

(August 29, 2005)

 

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“Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.”

I Chronicles 22:13

 

“O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed,

let not mine enemies triumph over me.

 

“Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed:

let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

 

“Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

 

“Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation;

on thee do I wait all the day.

 

“Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses;

for they have been ever of old.

 

“Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions:

according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

 

“Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.”

Psalm 25:2 - 8

 

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Words are written teasingly vertically, horizontally, and diagonally,

and some are truly challenging to find – maybe because some are written backwards. 

 

Only a good “eye” will enable you to find all the words. 

For neatness and legibility, you might want to use a single line

to cross out each word found rather than circling it,

and consider giving each player a different colored pencil.

 

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Parents, you might want to copy the “Word Search” and take turns with your children to complete this puzzle.  And to make the fun even 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 and the unfound words can be used by the next player(s). 

 

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.  To encourage vocabulary development, for certain words give one extra point to the children who can define their words.  Parents will determine which words are to be defined.

 

NOW, see who can rack up the most points!

 

ENJOY!

 

(By all means, do copy the puzzle and use the “Font Size” that suits you.)

 

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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.

 

Tziona Yisrael

 

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HOW MUCH DO OUR CHILDREN KNOW ABOUT THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL (THE CREATOR GOD), THE HISTORY OF THE HEBREWS, AND OUR RIGHTEOUS WAY OF LIFE?

 

This added portion to The LawKeepers JOURNAL is to enlighten our children and provide parental/child interaction with regard to important events in the “Old Testament.”  It is my hope that these questions will provide the means for parents and children to study Scripture and enjoy quality time together.

 

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THE QUESTIONS ARENA IS FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS TO RESEARCH, REFLECT, AND RESPOND:

 

This month’s (August / September 2005 JOURNAL) questions are intended for youth aged nine (9) and above.

 

61. 

How do we know that the GOD of Israel copiously blessed Isaac just as HE had blessed Abraham?

 

62.

Why did Abimelech tell Isaac to leave from him?

 

63.

Why did Isaac call the well he had digged “Rehoboth”?

 

64.

What did GOD tell Isaac when HE appeared unto him in Beer Sheba?

 

65.

Why did Abimelech want to make an oath with Isaac?

 

66.

How did Beer Sheba the city get its name?

 

67.

Why were Isaac and Rebecca grieved at Esau taking Judith to wife?

 

68.

What was the flesh that Isaac loved?

 

69.

Why did Rebekah tell Jacob to take two good kids of the goats, rather than seek for the flesh that Isaac loved?

 

70.

How is it that Rebecca was so confident that her scheme for Jacob to pose as Esau would be successful?

 

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By all means, Parents and Children should feel free to respond and send answers to me for posting in the next LawKeepers’ JOURNAL.  And do include your name, city, and state.  By the way, the answers must be in the form of complete sentences.   Afraqueen@AOL.COM

 

SUGGESTION:

On one side of index cards, have children write individual questions, and on the other side write the answers to the questions.  Just imagine how knowledgeable our children will be after researching for the answers to all these questions.   BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR ANSWERS FROM THE SCRIPTURES WITHOUT IMAGINING THEM.

 

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“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:

because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,

that thou shalt be no priest to me:

seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

Hosea 4:6

 

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CHILDREN’S SHORT STORY…

 

 

The following children’s story is suggested reading for high school students and their parents…

 

 

THEY  STILL  DON’T  WANT  TO  RETURN!

 

Ariel has six children and has promised his wife, Khaninah, that they will have as many as did Jacob if not more.  Khaninah teases Ariel telling him that he has children just to see who they’ll look like.  But in truth, she knows that Ariel wants children, and a lot of them and why.  He wants children who, unlike our forefathers, will be obedient to the GOD of Israel, so that HE will finally have enough people willing to gather together under HIS LAW.  Khaninah thought Ariel’s ideals noble and justified, but she knew that a lot of other Brothers would need to have twelve males, too, so that she would not be the only one bearing the Nation of Israel.  Actually, Khaninah loves each of her children in special ways.  Each one is unique with very different personalities and goals to go with them.  No two are alike, except that they are all independent thinkers.  And the fact that Ariel spends time with his children and is such a concerned Ahbah, Khaninah would have his twelve children and a Baker’s Dozen wasn’t out of the question. 

 

Ariel and his son, Naphtali, eighteen years of age, are discussing the “Latter Days” spoken of in Scripture.  Ariel talks often with his eldest son whom he absolutely adores.  They discuss many issues, but for the past few days their topic of discussion has been about the troubled times of this world.  The troubled times of the Israelites and their CREATOR GOD saving the Remnant of Israel and returning them back to their heritage is what is on the minds of the whole TORAH Community but not as deeply as it is on the hearts of Ariel and Naphtali. 

 

Khaninah stands poised in the doorway of the family room with five of their children waiting to get a word in edgewise.

 

“Now, don’t you look beautiful standing there looking just like I like,” Ariel told her.  “And where are you on your way with my children?” he asked.

 

“Ahbah, we’re going swimming at the Health Center,” said one.

 

“Want to go with us?” asked another.

 

“Not this time, baby, but next time for sure,” Ariel told his youngest son. 

 

“Honey, I’m taking the children to the Health Center.  They want to join the swim team, and I want to take care of some other matters there, as well,” she told him smiling from the compliment the love of her life had given her. 

 

“Okay, but don’t be too late.  I want to take the kids fishin’,” he told her, “and you too, if you want to go.”

 

“You know I like going fishing more than these kids.  We won’t be gone too long,” she said as she and the children headed out the front door.

 

Ariel’s youngest ran back and said, “Ahbah, next time you see me, I’ll be swimming just like a fish,” and then left to leave with his mother.

 

“Okay, son,” said Ariel, “I’m going to hold you to that!” he shouted back at him laughing at the fact that his child who swam like a rock was going to learn to swim like a fish in just a few hours.

 

“Ahbah, if Israelites know their identity, and they know that the Holy ONE is to destroy many countries, why don’t they want to leave these paces?” asked Naphtali.

 

“Son, I have to guess that it’s for many reason,” Ariel told him.

 

“Give me one, just one good reason, Ahbah, why Israelites still do not want to serve our wonderful GOD of Israel in the land that HE gave us,” said Naphtali in dismay.

 

“I could say doubt about our identity, knowing they aren’t ready to obey the LAW, and lack of desire to leave their jobs, their homes, and their extended families.  But most of all, I believe fear is probably the greatest reason most Israelites do not make the effort to return home.  Remember when the Holy ONE sent twelve men, to spy out the land?”

 

“Yes, Ahbah.  That was when a man from each Tribe sneaked into Canaan to see if the people were strong or weak, if they dwelt in tents or strong hold, if the land was good or bad, and they had to take away some of the fruit of the land to the Congregation, so they could see just how our GOD had blessed this land for them.  The man from the Tribe of Naphtali was Nahbi.  I remember that because my name is Naphtali!” he said smiling with pride.

 

“That’s all you remember, son?” asked Ariel.

 

“No, Ahbah, believe me, I know the whole story.  Those men were chickens.  If I had been there, I would have been right there with Joshua and Caleb, ready to go into the land.  Really, Ahbah, I’m not afraid of anything but sinning against the Holy ONE, and I do everything I know to keep from doing that.  Our GOD got us this far after all these years, and HE has proven that HE can save and deliver us and give us a place here in another Wilderness, the Wilderness of Jordan.  And the visions I see, make me know that we will live in peace and in safety and with our GOD in our midst.  We don’t have any reason to fear anything, Ahbah, just Our GOD.  We have the Holy ONE, and like you teach us, with HIM with us, we have no reason to fear anything but HIM,” said Naphtali, “if we don’t follow what HIS Prophet Moses taught our forefathers in the Wilderness of the Sinai.”

 

Ariel listened to his son, and it made him so proud to hear Naphtali speak so highly of and confidently in the GOD of Abraham.

 

“Ahbah, are you listening to me?”

 

“I hear you, son.  I hear you,” Ariel told him.

 

“We have no reason to fear anything.  We just have to continue doing what our GOD has Commanded of us,” Naphtali said.

 

“Yes, son.  I heard that, too.  Praise our GOD!  And, yes, I know you would not have been a chicken had it been you who had returned from spying out the land.  You’re a brave young man, and I am proud of you for your wisdom and your desire to be obedient to our Holy ONE of Israel.”  Ariel took his son’s hand and raised him up to hug him.  “You’re what our GOD is looking for, son.  Stay strong and of good courage,” Ariel told Naphtali, because this time, we are going to please the GOD of Israel just like HE wants us to.  Yes, sir, just like HE wants us to.  I am ready to obey, now.  Praise HIS Holy Name.  I’m ready to obey and ready to show the world the Truth about this wondrous GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”  The two sat back down smiling at each other pleased at what each was saying.

 

“I’m going to show the world the Truth, too, Ahbah,” said Naphtali.

 

“O’ I know that, son!  I know that!  I have no doubts that you will be right there with me fulfilling prophecy in the Name of the Most High CREATOR GOD of Israel.   And HE will be guiding us for sure,” said Ariel.

 

“You don’t have to worry about that, Ahbah.  The Holy ONE is with me.  HE shows me visions and helps me to understand Scripture.  It’s hard to explain, Ahbah.  But just know that my GOD is in my heart helping me along the way.  You have taught me well, and HE has made me the wiser to understand everything we must know and do,” said Naphtali.  I just can’t understand how Israelites are not coming home.  Maybe they don’t have the money.”  Naphtali said sadly.

 

“Son, listen to me.  In Psalm 37, there is a verse that says, ‘I have been young and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread.’  It’s the same with any of our needs.  For people to relocate home or to anywhere, the desire must first be in their hearts to do so, in their thoughts, in their dreams, and in their conversations with others – talking about it and praying about it until GOD makes it a reality.  How do I know all this?  I know because this is what I went through.  Every waking hour, my thoughts were about going home.  Every prayer was that the Holy ONE would take me from the land of those who held me captive and who kept me brainwashed in their society that held only pitfalls for my demise and the demise of my people.  I knew this, and I had to be free to worship my GOD with others who had the same desires.  And as for money for my relocation, the Holy ONE made it possible.  HE feeds, clothes, and prospers our way when we are obedient and trust in HIM.  We are HIS Children, and HE is our Father, our GOD, our Provider.  Just look at us!  This past Sabbath I said to myself that this is the life!   THIS IS THE LIFE!  I’m eating and resting and enjoying life in the land where our forefathers once lived.  I’m safe, my family is safe, we’re eating every day, we’re educating our own children, and I’m out from under those who took my forebears into Slavery.”

 

“I know, Ahbah.  I feel blessed and could never return back to that place again.  I don’t even want to visit there any more.  Our people in the States just don’t know what they are missing,” said Naphtali. 

 

“Yeah, you’re so right about that, son.  They don’t know.  Our people have been subjugated for so long that they like it!  Unreal! 

 

Naphtali chuckled aloud.  “Ahbah, I know that it’s not funny, but I’ve never heard that said before.  It’s really a shame!”

 

“Yeah, I know,” said Ariel sadly.  They don’t know, and their leaders won’t tell them either.  If they were truly in the fear of the True and Living GOD, they would not only teach GOD’s LAW, as it is written, as we do here, but they would encourage returning home, which is our purpose for being called ‘Israelites.’”  Some leaders probably don’t return home because they think they will lose their positions over their groups if they came here.  If the Holy ONE wants them to be leaders in the Community, then this will happen, but only if they will follow GOD’s LAW without changing it.”

 

“No, Ahbah, they won’t be changing anything but the clock.  Our GOD said HE would give us Pastors according to HIS Heart, and believe me, I will be able to identify them,” said Naphtali with conviction.  “Not only that, if they are rebels, the Holy ONE said that they would be purged from among us.  If we had used good Judgment when we were in the land the first time, we would never have left.  So, you can believe, we will use excellent Judgment this time.  That’s why our Community is a TORAH Hebrew Community.  We live by GOD’s Ways of Righteousness and want it no other way!” he said.

 

“And to add to that, our governors must come from within the seed of the Children of Israel.  That’s all we need is to put the Slave Masters back in charge of our lives.  What a horrible thought!  MAN!” exclaimed Ariel.

 

“Don’t worry about that, Ahbah.  That’s so far from reality that it’s a nightmare, and no one would ever let that happen.  Praise the Holy ONE for HIS Ordinance that our governors must come from our blood Brothers.  Otherwise, we would leave ourselves open for assured whitewashing and false worship.  But don’t worry about that either.  Our GOD has not let us down.  We have leaders who love GOD and who fear HIM to see that we learn the Hebrew Way of Life perfectly in order to fulfill the prophecy of the return of a Righteous Remnant.  We just can’t let our GOD down again, Ahbah.  If Brothers and Sisters aren’t ready to return, then who knows better than they?  After all, it takes courage to accomplish everything we have done here in our Community.  And now that I think about it, if we have people coming here, and they don’t know their purpose and haven’t got the Holy ONE in their hearts to learn and live to do HIS LAW, then, Ahbah, I think they should stay where they are.”

 

“I see your point, son, and you are right on point.  I have to agree with you.  We’ve come a very long way, and the Holy ONE has blessed us in every thing we set out to do.  And the last thing we need are rebellious Israelites returning and sinning and destroying everything we have accomplished here in the Name of the Most High GOD of Israel,” Ariel explained to his son.  “It’s a bitter pill for us to swallow, but, yes, if they don’t want to return, then obviously they are not ready to be lawful he goats and/or the Holy ONE has not set them apart for HIMSELF,” said Ariel. 

 

“But with the way events are taking place, that is, the war in Iraq and the body bags going home, the talk of another war with Iran, the nuclear race, the turmoil in the US government, the violent weather patterns across the globe, the starvation, cancers and other incurable diseases, the failing economy, and the rise in unemployment, etc., etc. it shouldn’t be too long before fleeing the countries, that hold Israelites captive, will be all these hard headed Israelites can think about,” Naphtali said.

 

“And if that isn’t enough, I hate to think of what the Holy ONE of Israel has planned when HE said ‘In their affliction, they will seek me early.’  From GOD’s Judgments of old, they should know how HE can get people’s undivided attention,” exclaimed Ariel.  “And that Scripture about Babylon not knowing from whence its destruction riseth, is another prophecy that can really get you to thinking and shaking in your boots especially if you are the one still living in Babylon.   I guess it just hasn’t registered with them that the greatest country on this planet is about to be destroyed.  And I do pray with all my heart that our Hebrew Brothers and Sisters will make it out in time and will return to the Holy ONE in Truth,” Ariel said sadly.

 

“Ahbah, why can’t we just have it in us to do what’s lawful and right?  Why should we wait until our GOD has to put stumblingblocks before us or destroy some of us in order that others will wake up?  Why must we have to feel pain and suffering all the time?  Why can’t we just seek to please the Holy ONE and be able to count the blessings HE has prepared for us?”

 

“Sadly, son, another reason so many Israelites stay in the land of the Slave Masters is because they feel it is not time for Israelites to return to their heritage, as odd as that may seem.”

 

“But, we’re here, Ahbah.  How can anyone argue with that?” asked Naphtali.  If it weren’t time, then our GOD of Abraham would not have let us come home.  We want to live HIS LAWS, so why wouldn’t HE help us to do what HE has wanted of us for all these hundreds and thousands of years?  Ahbah, they really aren’t thinking.  Just like the spies frightened the Congregation of Israel, those leaders who are saying it’s not time, are doing the same thing.  They don’t have forty years to wander in a Wilderness, Ahbah.  If they don’t want to return, unfortunately, they will be lost in this ‘Day of the LORD’ as the Holy ONE destroys the wicked.”

 

“Shalom, honey,” said Khaninah.  “We’re baaack.”

 

“Shalom, yourself.  You’ve been gone for quite a while.  What took you so long?” Ariel asked her.

 

“While the children were taking their swimming lessons, I spent time at the doctor’s office taking a few tests,” she told him.

 

“Tests?!” exclaimed Ariel.  “Tests for what, baby?” asked Ariel worriedly.

 

Khaninah turned to look at her husband with a bright smile on her face and said, “Six down, honey, and six to go.”

 

By

 

Tziona Yisrael

(August 2005)

 

“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee,

and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

 

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words

which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.”

Deuteronomy 18:18,19

 

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them:

for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee;

he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

 

“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.”

Jeremiah 3:14,15

 

“And their nobles shall be of themselves,

and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them;”

Jeremiah 30:21

 

“And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel,

and that I am the LORD your God, and none else:

and my people shall never be ashamed. And it shall come to pass afterward,

that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams,

your young men shall see visions:”

Joel 2:27,28

 

SUGGESTED READINGS:

 

Numbers 13th Chapter

Jeremiah 30th Chapter

 

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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 and happier lives upon our return to our heritage.  I believe this with all my heart! Then, we will enjoy the Righteous lifestyles that you read about in these stories and live in a tranquility, 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.

 

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Children’s stories that I have written and published, thus far, in The LawKeepers JOURNALS 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”

“Gideon Rocks”

“Something is Terribly Wrong!”

“Something is Terribly Wrong!” Part II

 “Something is Terribly Wrong!” Part III

 “GOD is Making Everything Right!”

(Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part II

(Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part III

(Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part IV

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part V

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

 “GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part VI

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part VII

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part VIII

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part IX

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD is Making Everything Right!” Part X

 (Continued from the sequel, Something Is Terribly Wrong, Part III)

“GOD Sends HIS Angel to Help and to Hurt!”

“King Solomon’s Throne”

“Eden and His Gammy”

“The Humminggirl”

“GOD Alone is CREATOR, and HE Wants All the Glory!”

“Going Home!”

“We Have Heard that GOD is With You!”

“Stars, Sand, and Pomegranates!”

“GOD’s Olive Tree”

“A Blessed People”

“They Still Don’t Want to Return!”

 

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If you would like to contribute your short stories for our youth, please feel free to submit them for publication.  The only requirement is that they are in accord with the teachings of the Most High CREATOR GOD of Abraham and Moses.

 

Tziona Yisrael

Editor

 

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CLOSING SCRIPTURE EXALTING THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL:

 

“God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

 

“God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

 

“Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy:

for thou renderest to every man according to his work.”

Psalm 62:11,12

 

“O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee,

my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

 

“To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

 

“Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

 

“Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.”

Psalm 63:1 - 4

 

H  A  L  L  E  L  U  Y  A  H !!!

 

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BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL

AND ALL THAT IS WITHIN ME BLESS

HIS HOLY NAME

FOR

HIS MERCIFUL KINDNESS TO ALL WHO FEAR HIM AND KEEP

HIS COMMANDMENTS!

 

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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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*Where Our GOD Has Said HIS Heart Would Be*

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500 Kappock Street, Suite 7M

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T’zirah Baht Yisrael

 

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BLESSED BE THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL!

 

If you would like to make a donation towards our cause, please feel free to send your contributions to the President of the LawKeepers at the above address.

 

Respectfully in the Name of the Most High GOD of Israel,

 

Tziona Yisrael,

Executive Secretary

The LawKeepers, Co.

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OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION CIRCULATED BY HEBREW ISRAELITES:

 

For information about the happenings in Hebrew Israelite Congregations, News, and Health, please contact:

 

fao3@worldnet.att.net (Floretta  A. O'Brien)

Naaomi baht Lewi 

 

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For a totally Black Hebrew Israelite Newspaper, please know that the Jerusalem Chronicle subscriptions are now online. Visit the following WebSite:

 

www.jcnonline.ctinets.net

 

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Also, our Brother Yehudah Benjamin ben Yisrael has set up a live Internet station that I’m sure you will find quite enjoyable.  You may contact our Brother at:  (Yehudah@wrightwebdesigns.com).

 

The Yisrael Internet Radio Network:

http://www.yrbn.ctinets.net

Visit our Web Site

 

Yehudah Benyamin ben Yisrael
Director/Programmer


Yisrael Internet Radio Network
 
http://www.yrbn.ctinets.net/yrbn3.asx

 

 

Radio Broadcast:

http://66.228.156.61:81/yrbn.nsc for multicast. http://66.228.156.61/yrbn for unicast and mms://66.228.156.61/yrbn

 

Brother Yehudah has also created a forum to keep Brothers and Sisters abreast on topics discussed at the Internet radio station:

 

http://www.yrbn.ctinets.net/forum/default.asp

 

Registration is required.

 

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If you like food and it likes you and you want to share some really good recipes or learn how to cook from information provided by “TheKoshercookgroup” then you want to get acquainted with the folks who make good use of the following link:

 

TheKoshercookgroup@yahoogroups.com

The Recipe Newsletter!

 

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For Safety Alerts:

Zeemee4u@yahoo.com

 

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A link to the King James Version can be obtained at the following WebSite:

 

http://www.cforc.com/kjv/index.html

 

The LawKeepers welcome your articles, poems, short stories, and testimonials for the Exaltation and PRAISE of Our Most High GOD, YIHOVAH,

The GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!

 

 The LawKeepers, Co. welcomes your donations.

If you would like to make a contribution to The LawKeepers, Co., please E-mail The President of The LawKeepers, Co. at: 

MilzAhead@AOL.COM

 

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“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 besides me.”  

Hosea 13:4

 

“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

 

Yehudah ben Yacob, President (MilzAhead@AOL.COM)  

 

                           Tziona Yisrael, Executive Secretary / Editor of The LawKeepers JOURNAL (Afraqueen@AOL.COM)

 

Keneisha Yisrael, Director of Fund Raising (krfowl12@yahoo.com)

 

(www.thelawkeepers.org / Click on “JOURNAL” for past Editions.)

 

    (We Exalt and Sanctify the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and profess the Laws HE gave to HIS Prophet Moses.)

 

Please support our desires to establish a TORAH Hebrew Community (housing, K-12 School, farm and equipment, and Health Center).  If interested, please contact Yehudah ben Yacob at the above E-mail address in this regard.

 

 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting,

get understanding,

Proverb 4:7

 

Deuteronomy 28th Chapter

is all about The Slave Trade of Blacks out of “Africa.”

 

“For thou shalt worship no other god: 

for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.”  

Exodus 34:14

 

“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God,

which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him

and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;”

Deuteronomy 7:9

 

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Yehudah@wrightwebdesigns.com