THE LAWKEEPERS

"Giving ALL Due Praises to the Holy One of Yisrael"

 

 

GOD DOES NOT DELIGHT IN DEATH!

 

“He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears

from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people

shall he take away from off all the earth:

for the LORD hath spoken it.”

Isaiah 25:8

 

“…O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying,

If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them,

how should we then live?

 

Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD,

I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked;

but that the wicked turn from his way and live:

turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways;

for why will ye die, O house of Israel?”

Ezekiel 33:10,11

 

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

that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing:

therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”

Deuteronomy 30:19

 

“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

 

                                                                                                                  February/March 2005

 

We are faced with many experiences that we don’t give a second thought.  We suffer hunger and subconsciously find ways to eat.  We get sleepy, and we take a nap or go to bed for the rest of the day.  We get sick and either use over the counter drugs or see a doctor if it warrants.  When sad, we cry and without a second thought as to how to eliminate all sadness, all sorrows, all problems, all misery.  We suffer emotions and accept them, just like that - no questions asked. When one dies, we bury them an await our turn for someone to bury us.    We roll with the punches like it’s all supposed to be, and there is nothing we can do about it.  Well, think again because there is quite a lot we can do about the ills of this evil and wicked world.  And we had better make efforts to CHANGE THE TIMES before we are all fading memories.

 

If the CREATOR GOD wanted someone to expound upon the curse of “DEATH,” then HE has chosen the right person to do so.  Of all our calamities, we accept death, and sadly, we await it believing that it is the way of this world and that nothing (not even GOD) will change this “fact of life” that leads all mankind, sooner or later, straight to the grave. 

 

GOD cursed Adam and Eve for eating off the “tree in the midst of the garden.”  And HE cursed every man and woman born thereafter to die, as well, with the exception of a meager select few because of Adam and Eve’s disobedience.  Consequently, man has been dying ever since.

 

“For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?”   Psalm 6:5

 

“Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah. Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?  Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?”   Psalm 88:10 - 12

 

“The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.”   Psalm 115:17

 

“For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.”   I Chronicles 29:15

 

Perhaps the following passage is the most disturbing:

 

“…he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.”  Psalm 78:39

 

We know this, yet we are complacent and make no efforts to do anything to remedy paying the ultimate price of “death” and sorrowfully mourning the loss of those so close to us.  Isn’t it time we give this painful issue our utmost attention?  Aren’t we, in fact, the only people on this Earth with the ability to get GOD’s focus to hear our cries?  Indeed, of all people, the Children of Israel are the only ones who are “a peculiar people” unto GOD “above all the nations that are upon the earth” (Deuteronomy 14:2).

 

“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

 

Also, let us not forget that IN THE BEGINNING, it was the CREATOR’s intention that man live FOREVER.  Otherwise, the CREATOR GOD would never have said, “…in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”

 

Some people probably think ill of me for making such a statement and ask, “What can we do about death and dying?”  Well, I’ll tell you!

 

Only GOD can kill and make alive - ONLY GOD!  That’s why HE is called GOD - the ALL-MIGHTY GOD!

 

“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

 

“The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.”   I Samual 2:6

 

If GOD, the CREATOR, can accomplish such an achievement as death because of man’s disobedience, then it stands to reason that there is something man can do to encourage this GOD of Righteousness and Compassion to nullify the curse of death that HE has placed upon us.  In other words, if mankind was cursed with death because of doing something wrong, then unequivocally, mankind can do something right in order for the CREATOR to remove this curse from us.  According to GOD’s Prophets, HE will cause our captivity to return, restore us to our heritage, and put HIS LAW in our hearts.  Under these circumstances, we won’t sin against Our GOD ever again.   And then, accordingly, we will fall under GOD’s Blessings of joy and happiness.  Therefore, let’s think hard and long about the perils of death and dying while we can and before it becomes a painful reality in our lives and so that we can change the dreadful times in which we live.

 

Death is so horrid and painful that many religions indoctrinate worshippers into believing that upon the occasion of their death, they will go to GOD’s Heaven.  Thus, death is no longer thought of as a curse but rather salvation and a means of dealing with losing a loved one.  But no matter how much death is deemed an ascension into GOD’s Heaven, the sorrow endured of never seeing a father, mother, husband, wife, child, or friend again is the most disturbing experience one can imagine even when one falsely believes in life in GOD’s heaven after death.  What about GOD’s curse of death during the days of Adam?  Death is still a curse, no matter how much some people deem it a glorious occasion.  Think about it!  LORD knows I cannot in any way rejoice over my father’s death - not in any way at all, and after more than a month, I remain plagued from losing him.

 

To those who can sing and rejoice at funerals believing that the dead have died and gone to heaven, I ask that you consider what is written and face the real facts. 

 

Reality forces us to be true to ourselves, and then we can consider the truth of the matter that no one has returned from death to tell the living what the dying day is all about or what life in heaven entails.  Unfortunately, we imagine a belief and then choose to accept it.  And since death is ill-favored and disturbing, we make it a spiritual and song-filled occasion.

 

How can there be any joy at all about losing loved ones and never being able to see them again?  How can we rejoice about our parents or our children being lowered into a dark and cold pit alone and covered with mounds and mounds of dirt never to escape or be seen again?  How can we continue to delude ourselves into believing lies about an after life in GOD’s Heaven only to be enjoyed upon our death?  If this were really the proven truth, then countless numbers of us would be committing suicide just to end the sadness and long-suffering that exists in this life under the ruthless rulers of this planet.  And let me tell you, no one, not even the rich and powerful are exempt from death, sorrows, sadness, and the many illnesses that plague mankind.  

 

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

 

Oh that we would all know GOD’s Truth and speak it wisely.  SEEK the True and Living GOD and HIS WORD!  SEEK HIS TRUTH and be wise!  If there were any truth to people dying and going to GOD’s Heaven in the spirit or in the flesh, would GOD say that HE will swallow up death in victory?

 

“He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.”   Isaiah 25:8

 

“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 13:14

 

If the Righteous are to go to Heaven, why would GOD, the CREATOR say that HIS People would inherit the land and that the meek would inherit the Earth?  If those who died were going to Heaven wouldn’t it make more sense for GOD to say that the Righteous would go to Heaven at the time of their death?  Also, if there were any truth to going to Heaven why would the CREATOR GOD leave WORD that the Meek would inherit the Earth (Psalm 37:11)?   Wouldn’t HE say that the Meek would inherit HIS Heaven?  Let’s stop deluding ourselves!

 

“The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.”   Psalm 37:29

 

FOREVER IS FOREVER! 

 

“Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.”  

Isaiah 60:21

 

MORE IMPORTANTLY, IF GOD IS OUR LIFE, THEN THERE CAN BE NO ROOM FOR THE RIGHTEOUS TO SUFFER DEATH for GOD DOES NOT DELIGHT IN DEATH, remember?!

 

“Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.”   Ezekiel 18:31,32

 

Perhaps I should ask, “ What difference is there in the DEATH of the Righteous who know the GOD of Israel and seek HIS Ways and in those who follow the ways of evil and wickedness?  Both groups suffer death!!!  My point here is that death is a curse, and that the RIGHTEOUS have the opportunity to LIVE in GOD’s Peace and HIS Happiness ALWAYS!

 

“O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!”  Deuteronomy 5:29

 

“And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.”   Deuteronomy 6:24

 

We can be instrumental in ending the ways of this evil and wicked world.  And I firmly believe that we CAN end this miserable sorrow.  We can cease to endure the pangs of losing a loved one and the crying and the endless depression that accompanies mourning.  If Our GOD does not delight in death, then it behooves the living to seek this All-Mighty CREATOR GOD to remove this curse from mankind that has plagued us all since the beginning of time. 

 

“We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee. Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.”   Jeremiah 14:20,21

 

Maybe, just maybe the Remnant that GOD will call will seek HIS PERFECT WAYS of RIGHTEOUSNESS in order that HE will swallow up death in victory, as HE has promised.

 

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”   Joel 2:32

 

“He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.”   Isaiah 25:8

 

SO WHAT MUST WE DO?

 

The LORD hath made known his salvation:

his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

 

He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel:

all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.”

Psalm 98:2.3

 

WHAT DOES THE CREATOR GOD REQUIRE OF US?

 

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 withersoever thou goest.

 

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth;

but thou shalt meditate therein day and night,

that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein:

for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous,

and then thou shalt have good success.”

Joshua 1:7,8

 

GOD’s Prophet Moses said that we must CLEAVE unto Our GOD for HE IS OUR LIFE and the length of our days and that we must do what is required of us. 

 

“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

 

“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

 

The Prophet Moses also said that GOD’s LAW IS OUR LIFE, and that through keeping of it we prolong our days in the land.

 

“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  

 

But this Message is more than just about prolonging our days in the land.  This Message is about “LIFE” and not “DEATH.”  It’s about that “Tree of Life” spoken of in Genesis.  It’s about appealing to the GOD of Israel to give us one final opportunity to eat of HIS “Tree of Life” for HIS Praise, for HIS Holy Name’s Sake, and for our Righteousness’ sake in order that we are worthy to be a light to the world for HIS Exaltation.

 

“And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:”   Genesis 3:22

 

This Message is all about ending the sorrow and sadness of death and losing those who are dearest to us.  This Message is about rewinding the tape and returning to the Garden of Eden in order that we will LISTEN and BE OBEDIENT this time in order that we LIVE and enjoy LIFE giving ultimate Praise and Glory to the CREATOR GOD, the GOD of Israel.  Without fail, we can do this.  We can if we will devote our days to returning to the Most High GOD of Hosts, the GOD of Moses and to HIS Ways of Righteousness.   We will if we will only come together under GOD’s LAW and let our hands be strong to be obedient in HIS Righteous Judgments.  And get this, Our GOD of Israel will help us, if it is in our hearts to be true to HIM and to ourselves in keeping ALL HIS LAW.

 

“Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law: And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.”   Deuteronomy 31:12,13

 

“The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.”   Deuteronomy 28:9

 

“Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.”   Psalm 65:4

 

“Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me. 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. O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:”  

Isaiah 48:16 - 18

 

The Holy ONE of Israel is Our Refuge and Our Help FOR ALL THINGS, especially for enjoying LIFE but only if we will seek HIM and follow HIS Righteous Ways.  And the sooner we take this Message to heart, the sooner Our SAVIOR will return us to our heritage to LIVE before HIM.

 

“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.  

 

“Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.”  

Deuteronomy 33:27,29

 

“Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.”   Psalm 73:25

 

“Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:  Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:”   Psalm 146:5,6

 

“For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.”  

Psalm 89:18

 

“For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.”  

Isaiah 30:19 - 21

 

“They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”   Isaiah 65:23,24

 

Just as the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel heard the “groanings” of the Israelites when they were down in Ancient Egypt (Exodus 2:24,25), HE hears our prayers and sees our tears, as well during these times of endless troubles and death.  Otherwise, our eyes would not be opened to HIS Truth.  Let it be known that Our GOD is calling HIS Chosen Ones home and is in the process of establishing this “Great Nation” mentioned to the Prophet Moses (Exodus 32:10).

 

If the Most High GOD of Israel is Our Life and the length of our days, then we must do what’s necessary to get our names written in HIS Book.  (And yes, GOD indeed has a BOOK - a BOOK for keeping a record of the Righteous, i.e., those who strive to live by HIS LAW.)

 

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.”   Exodus 32:33

 

“Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.”   Psalm 69:28

 

I cannot stress enough that the CREATOR GOD of Israel ALONE has the ability to kill and make alive.

 

“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

 

“The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.”   I Samuel 2:6

 

“He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.”   Psalm 68:20

 

GOD DOES NOT DELIGHT IN DEATH!

 

“Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?”

Ezekiel 18:23

 

Therefore, when thinking logically, death can have no place among the Righteous, as you will see from reading GOD’s WORD at the mouth of HIS Prophets. 

 

If Our GOD of Israel does not delight in death, shouldn’t that mean that one day the Righteous will experience on Earth the intended “LIFE” that Adam and Eve failed to enjoy?  And could it also mean that if Our GOD of Israel will wipe away tears that HE will provide a way to circumvent the sorrows and grieving brought on from the loss of a loved one or friend?

 

“He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.”   Isaiah 25:8

 

“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 35:10

 

With the pains we suffer from losing our loved ones, to hear that “everlasting joy” will be upon our heads” and that we “shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away” can only mean that the Holy ONE of Israel will indeed swallow up death in victory.

 

Think not that to believe the Righteous Meek who will inherit GOD’s Earth and be exempt from death is to believe a lie.  In the future when living during the days of GOD’s Righteous Kingdom, if we are to obtain joy and gladness and will not experience sorrow and sighing, then what else could Our GOD of Israel mean by this passage?

 

“Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.”   Isaiah 51:11

 

After Our SAVIOR brings down and destroys “the host of the high ones” (Deuteronomy 28:43,44), then the Righteous representatives of the GOD of Israel will replenish HIS Earth and bring new meaning to peace and tranquillity - a “LIFE” only the CREATOR GOD of Moses can and will manifest, as HE has promised.

 

“And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.  For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.”   Isaiah 45:3,4

 

“And they shall be my people, and I will be their God: And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul. For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.”   Jeremiah 32:38 - 42

 

“According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things.”   Micah 7:15

 

“And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.”   Ezekiel 36:11

 

“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”   Malachi 3:10

 

“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

 

BUT to reach this Divine milestone, we must seek to follow the CREATOR GOD of Israel and seek HIS Divine Paths of Righteousness. 

 

SO, WHAT IS GOD’s RIGHTEOUSNESS,

WHERE CAN WE FIND IT,

AND THEN WHAT MUST WE DO?!

 

“The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law,

and make it honourable.”

Isaiah 42:21

 

“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

 

“For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, THAT THOU MAYEST DO IT.”  

Deuteronomy 30:11 - 14

 

And how can we be so sure that what we find is truly GOD’s Paths of Righteousness and not some imagined man-made theology?

 

“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

 

“…my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;”   Jeremiah 18:15

 

“Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”   Jeremiah 6:16

 

“Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.”   Malachi 4:4

 

“O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!”   Deuteronomy 5:29

 

“That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

 

”And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might PRESERVE US ALIVE, as it is at this day. And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.”   Deuteronomy 6:2,3,24,25

 

“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

 

“What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.”   Deuteronomy 12:32

 

“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

 

“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

 

“In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.”   Psalm 89:16

 

“Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.”   Psalm 119:142

 

“Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.”   Psalm 119:160

 

“Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.”  

Isaiah 51:7

 

The CREATOR GOD established the Heavens and the Earth, man, and all that is therein.  And HE chose Jerusalem to be HIS Holy City where every knee will bow to HIM after HE will have called attention to HMSELF by JUDGING the evil and the wicked of this Earth and by proving that HE ALONE is GOD and that there is none other.

 

“I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.”   Isaiah 45:23

 

“For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD. For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.”   Isaiah 66:15 - 18

 

“Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.”   Zechariah 8:22

 

“But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”   Micah 4:1 - 3

 

“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

 

“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

 

The CREATOR GOD established the True Ways of “RIGHTEOUSNESS!”  And who can change them?  And why would anyone desire to change them except to deceive the very elect, except to establish other ways of worshipping false gods, except to follow the imaginations of one’s evil heart, and except to defy the True and Living GOD and dismiss HIS Truth.  If we are to be a “Holy People,” then there is but one way to be successful in this regard and that is to live and do what’s required of us (Deuteronomy 10:12,13).

 

“…it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.”   Deuteronomy 6:25

 

“For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.”   Deuteronomy 7:6   (See Amos 3:1 and Joel 2:27)

 

“The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.”   Deuteronomy 28:9

 

My heart is fixed trusting in the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and my desire is to serve, hope trust and PRAISE ONLY HIM. 

 

“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

 

ONLY ISRAELITES

CAN END THE SORROWS OF DEATH!

 

This past January, I suffered and yet endure a most painful loss - my “Daddy.”  The loss of my father is my first real experience with a death that has traumatized me.  I previously lost a brother and a very close friend.  I thought losing them was the worst ever in my life, but since losing my “Daddy” I am left depressed and in constant thought about what we can do to end this sorrow.

 

My father’s death has caused me to think hard and long about dying and our suffering the painful loss of the ones we love.  No one can tell me that there is anything good about the curse of death. 

 

“What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?”   Psalm 30:9

 

“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.”   Psalm 146:3,4

 

“For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.”   Isaiah 38:18

 

Thus, no one can argue that “DEATH” has anything at all to do with “LIFE” or rather going to GOD’s Heaven!  But it has everything to do with being a curse and going into a cold, dark pit, alone, to stay forever until returned to dust and forgotten.  This is the curse brought on by Adam and Eve’s disobedience.  This is the curse that the CREATOR GOD warned them about, and the curse we suffer unto this day.  THE CREATOR DID NOT LIE!   People die in the hundreds of thousands EVERY SINGLE DAY!

 

The CREATOR GOD, the Most High GOD of Hosts swears that the wicked who do not follow HIS Ways will not enter into “MY REST.”

 

“Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.”   Psalm 95:10,11

 

Let’s not despair!!!  GOD promises that HIS Chosen People will have “REST” on every side, and that in returning and “REST” shall we be “SAVED.”

 

“For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:…”  

Isaiah 30:15

 

AGAIN, let us not forget but always remember that it is knowledge of GOD’s Ways of Righteous that will enable us to “enter into My Rest.”

 

“Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”   Jeremiah 6:16

 

“Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.”   Jeremiah 30:10

 

“But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.”   Jeremiah 46:27

 

Thus, in keeping GOD’s LAW is “REST FOR EVER!”

 

“This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.”   Psalm 132:14

 

“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.”   Isaiah 64:4

 

“Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul. For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.”   Jeremiah 32:41,42

 

“And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.”   Ezekiel 36:11

 

“And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.  And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.”   Ezekiel 36:34 - 36

 

“According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things.”   Micah 7:15

 

“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”   Malachi 3:10

 

This Editorial is to prove that the GOD of Israel can indeed make alive and keep alive those who love HIM with their whole heart and soul to FEAR HIM to do HIS Will.  Be knowledgeable and be wise to discern GOD’s Truth from man’s wicked imaginations.  And know that the beginning of wisdom is the FEAR OF THE LORD!

 

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:

a good understanding have all they that do his commandments:

his praise endureth for ever. ”

Psalm 111:10

 

The CREATOR GOD in all HIS Wisdom would not Create an Earth for the evil and the wicked who have prevailed for so very long.  HE Created this planet for HIS Praise and Glory, for all mankind to Magnify HIM for HIS Wondrous Works, and for a place of Peace and Tranquillity for HIS Holy Name’s Sake.  The wicked changed all that, but we, GOD’s Covenant People, have it in our power to transform this bitter Earth and EXALT the True and Living GOD in the process!  We can do this, and we can end this mourning we endure if we will only make the effort to do so.  Our GOD of Israel awaits us, but HE will not wait forever.  HIS Kingdom will be established and indeed, it is in the making.

 

FEAR AND GLORY YIHOVAH AND BE OBEDIENT TO HIS LAW

AND TO HIS WORD TO HIS TRUE PROPHETS!

 

Tziona Yisrael,

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

 

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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!