THE LAW KEEPERS
BEING AWARE OF OUR IDENTITY
AND KEEPING GOD’S LAWS
ARE NOT ENOUGH!!!
OUR MOST PROFOUND CHARGE
IS TO SHOW THE WORLD
THAT OUR GOD IS GOD,
THAT THERE IS NONE ELSE!!!
THIS MUST BE DONE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!
As you might know, I am in the process of reading (most of) the Books of the “Old Testament,” and as I peruse our history, I am in awe of the new information the Holy ONE has so kindly shown me. Through the years, I have read these Books over and over again, and I still learn something new and of great importance, every single time. It would appear that the Holy ONE makes us aware of certain issues, and then at some points along the way, HE expounds on this information, the more we become involved in seeking to follow HIM and HIS Paths to walk in HIS Ways. No doubt, it’s all part of HIS way of leading and guiding us to fulfill HIS WILL.
First permit me to make it perfectly clear that the Most High GOD of Hosts needs no one!!! HE has the power and ability to do anything and not fail. However, when we read the history of HIS relationship with HIS Chosen People, Israel, in the “Old Testament,” we learn that the Most High GOD made a Covenant with us, and that we were formed to show forth HIS Praise. Some may ask, “Well, exactly just how are we supposed to go about “showing forth HIS Praise” since GOD needs no one?”
Actually, this is a two-fold process. Our GOD uses us, and we use HIM to reach this objective, i.e., to show that HE alone is to be Praised. Surely, you remember what all took place when Moses was elected to collect the Children of Israel out of Egypt. By no means was this a small matter. As the Scriptures go, the All-Mighty GOD used Moses, as well as, others later on during the history of Israel, to communicate messages, make prophecies, guide the Nation of Israel, etc., etc.. We use our GOD to sustain us and protect us from our enemies, and to keep us from sickness, hunger, and oppression. And I have to believe that this is GOD’s Will and is all part of our turning to our GOD to follow HIM. We must never forget that Jacob made a vow saying, “If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God:” I, too, have made a similar vow to the Holy ONE of Israel. And under the circumstances of this present World system, it would be wise, indeed, for all of us, seeking to follow the GOD of Israel in righteousness, to follow Jacob’s lead. We need our GOD so desperately, especially now during these latter days. Therefore, let us focus on committing ourselves to following HIM and fulfilling our “charge” to show the World that our GOD is GOD and that there is none else. Without a doubt, our GOD made Egyptians staunch believers before and after the Exodus of our forefathers. Those who survived knew well that there is but ONE GOD, the GOD of Moses.
Many times the Holy ONE of Israel used HIS Chosen People to prove to other Nations that HE is GOD and that all other gods are but false idols and false worship. And in the process, GOD’s actions, in most cases, involved death and were at the expense of others. Case and point, if I sight no other examples, was at the time of Israel’s Exodus out of Egypt by the Power and Might of our Merciful and Glorious GOD.
“And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.” Exodus 7:3
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
“For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth.” Exodus 9:14,15
“And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the Lord.” Exodus 10:2
And the heathen will once again, in this day and age, know that our GOD, HE is GOD:
“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 36:23).
Our task to show the World that our GOD is GOD will be easy, if our efforts are made to do so in righteousness. It goes without saying that our GOD will be with us to prosper our way simply because our efforts will be to glorify HIM. But the World must first see that our GOD is with us, albeit, we also must know, as well. And through our actions, in righteousness, and our prosperity, we will call attention to our Hebrew Way of Life and to our GOD and HIS Holy Law.
This will not be easy given the history of false religions especially that of Christianity. And as you well know, there are even Hebrew Israelites who believe in and worship JC. They, too, will have to be educated about the rightful way to follow after the GOD of Israel and to serve only HIM and not any other false god or even man who seeks to exalt himself.
We’ve got our work cut out for us. The theology of Christianity is said to be a mystery. And it’s no wonder why when this man-made religion serves as a striking contrast to GOD’s Laws, Judgments, and Ordinances and expects folks to accept it on faith. In the “Old Testament,” the GOD of Israel was the only GOD and Savior proved to be the All-Mighty GOD of Hosts. Today, this is not so. The heathen has changed GOD’s Ordinances (Isaiah 24:5) and has done a good job of it. After this Great and Dreadful GOD cast HIS Chosen People into exile under the Gentiles because of their worship of false gods, HE held HIS silence and gave Israel’s captors the reins to rule over them and the World. Not only did the Holy ONE of Israel hold HIS Peace (Isaiah 42:14), but HE also stepped aside and allowed these Gentile World rulers to establish their own religion – Christianity, and it reins supreme…for now. As we return to our GOD and HIS Law, HE will return to us, and all false worship will be revealed as just that! And the rightful Children of Israel will be brought to light.
We must remember at all times that the Holy ONE of Israel established HIS Holy Sabbath as “a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.” With this knowledge in mind , everything we do must be for the Praise and Glory of the Most High GOD of Israel – EVERYTHING -especially for the benefit of our children and because the eyes of the World will be watching us!
“And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the Lord’s law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the Lord brought thee out of Egypt.” Exodus 13:9
Of course the Holy ONE does not mean for us to put all of HIS Laws in our mouths, right? Of course not. There are more than 600 of GOD’s Commandments. What HE means is for us to speak of HIS Laws constantly (Deu. 6:7,8), so that we and our children for generations to come will not forget them but rather that we will keep them always for our good. Not only does Our GOD mean for us to speak of these Divine Laws but also to “DO” them in righteousness.
“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
Just as putting GOD’s Law in our mouths is not to be taken literally, so also is laying up GOD’s Words in our hearts or circumcising our hearts which again, only means to love the Holy ONE of Israel, fear HIM, and “live and do” HIS Law.
“Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
”And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Deuteronomy 11:18,19
“And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.” Deuteronomy 30:6
“But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them;…” Ezekiel 20:13
At this point, I feel it should be noted that, for us living today, there is no question of a striking correlation between the keeping of GOD’s Law and the past Exodus out of Egypt, as well as the future Exodus that will bring the Nation of Israel from the four corners of this Earth. Before the Children of Israel ever went into the Land of Canaan, Moses taught them of GOD’s Laws, Statutes, and Judgments. Before we can think of being a part of GOD’s righteous Kingdom, we must also be in the knowledge of keeping and doing GOD’s Law (Deuteronomy 30th Chapter). Please remember that this time, the Holy ONE of Israel is going to put HIS Law in our hearts to be sure that we keep them (Jeremiah 31st Chapter) but only if we seek to follow HIM. And then, HE will use us, the Nation of Israel, to regain HIS esteem, honor, and reverence.
“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.
“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 loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
“Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.
“Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded.
“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 36:23-36
Hence, we cannot even begin to suggest exalting our GOD and showing forth HIS Praises if we don’t first acknowledge HIS Laws, Statutes, and Judgments and strive to keep them! Let’s face it; if we don’t take this route, as far as including GOD’s Law in our lives is concerned, then we are exalting someone or something else or nothing at all
Now, maybe I can go into further detail regarding our challenging objective to show forth the Praises of our GOD. Some Israelites will hear and respond accordingly. Others will not and will continue to be caught up in the perils of this ungodly World and strive in vain to prosper in it.
People today have one chief concern, and that is making money in order to survive. Actually, there is nothing wrong with making money, but that should not be the main focus in today’s World for Hebrew Israelites. I guess I don’t have to tell you, that the Holy ONE of Israel and HIS Law should always be our main concern, and then everything else will fall into place – ALL PRAISES DUE TO YIHOVAH! However, in today’s society, every objective and reason for living revolves around “profit” and man living for “self” rather than for his GOD. And ironically, unbeknownst to some of us, only the Most High GOD has it in HIS power and control to enable people to prosper. We are quite aware of this because of our history of enslavement, from World history, and from present economic factors. We also know that our prosperity was lost when we forsook our GOD and followed after the ways of the heathen to worship their false gods.
Our concern must be to live for the Holy ONE of Israel in every respect. Our constant effort must be to honor our GOD with all our heart and soul and to do HIS Will joyously. We must never forget that we, Israelites, were formed to show forth the praises of our GOD (Isaiah 43:21). And we can only be so honored to exalt HIM by doing HIS Law. Needless to say, the only way to show forth the Praises of our GOD is to live for HIM in truth and in righteousness according to HIS Word and what HE has required of us (Deu.10:12). Then and only then can we be on our way to showing forth the Praises of our GOD and establishing HIS Kingdom.
Most people, including us, Israelites, live for money in order to eat, buy homes, cars, clothes, take vacations, and to acquire even more money. And if there is a concern for the True and Living GOD and HIS Law, it is a last concern. This cannot be. We must serve our GOD with all our heart (Deuteronomy 11:13), and then HE will provide us with the desires of our heart. What’s important for us to know and understand is that first and foremost is the worship of the GOD of Israel in righteousness, getting to HIS Kingdom, and then being prosperous. “When the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it” (Psalm 37:34). Being too well-to-do these days can be dangerous, as there are those who are just waiting for the opportunity to steal it from you. And in this present World state, it’s going to be like this until GOD’s Kingdom is established. Surely, you know what I mean.
Time is short, My People. Not only has the All-Mighty GOD, plagued this globe with killer storms, floods, earthquakes, and wars, but violence and economic failures permeate almost every continent. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or genius to know and realize that something is amiss. And shame on those who are caught up in these plagues that spur the eventual downfall of this present World system.
Those of us who are aware of the Scriptures and what they predict and hold for the future, are aware of the great task that lies ahead of Hebrew Israelites if we are to return to our heritage with GOD’s Blessings. Deuteronomy 30th Chapter speaks volumes and its message cannot be taken lightly or for granted. There are many references in Scripture where GOD speaks of gathering the Nation of Israel from the four corners of the Earth. Although Isaiah 11th Chapter goes into much detail, it fails to emphasize that Israel must “return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice…” as does Deuteronomy 30th Chapter. Therefore, we cannot minimize this chapter’s most important message to first return to GOD’s Law in order to return to our heritage.
We must completely alter our lives in order to focus on GOD’s Word and to return to HIS Paths of righteousness and HIS Ways until our total concentration is about pleasing and representing HIM, if we are to be the Holy People of whom our GOD speaks (Deu. 7:6). Being aware of this objective and realizing the hazards and heartaches of this present World, kind of makes returning to our GOD to cleave to HIM and do what’s required of us so much easier to accept, i.e., if we have any sense at all of the consequences we’ll face if we don’t.
As we go about attempting to live the Hebrew Way of life, the Gentile Nations must see that all that we do is different from their customs, methods, decrees, and policies. It is incumbent upon us being Israelites to make it painstakingly clear and obvious that we serve ONLY the True and Living GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob according to HIS Divine Law. Everything we do must ring of GOD’s Word, HIS Precepts, and HIS Exaltation. Remember, we are GOD’s Special and Peculiar People and all because we do not follow after the ways of the heathen. We follow after the Holy ONE of Israel, the Only GOD, and it is HIS Law that makes us so different from other Nations. Hence, when we worship our GOD, privately, in the congregation, when we are at work, interacting with each other and other peoples, we are supposed to be noticed and be considered different from all other Gentile Nations. We are supposed to call attention to our GOD in truth and in righteousness even if we speak not a word. And when this desire comes from within the heart and soul to do so, it will systematically be manifest in all that we say and do and in our children, as we live righteously in the Hebrew Israelite lifestyle afforded us by the Most High GOD of Israel. I cannot stress enough that everything we do must reflect our worship of the GOD of Israel and HIS Law. Regarding this matter there can be no compromising, as there is no other alternative for us. These are the facts and the first steps that we must take in order to return to our GOD and our legacy.
Some might accuse me of being predictable and of reiterating the same message all the time about the worship of the GOD of Israel and the keeping of HIS Law. If so, they would be so right and so right on point. My desire is to counter the efforts of Israelite leaders who not only teach for hire (Micah 3:11), but who also mislead and misguide Hebrew Israelites away from GOD’s Paths of Righteousness for their own personal gain and fame. Perhaps, just perhaps these messages exalting the Holy ONE of Israel will one day, real soon, make a difference, and Israelites will return to our GOD, HIS Law, and to the Land of Israel before it is too late. And just for the record, I pray that all who are at home and who seek to return home will also be so predictable to stress the keeping of GOD’s Law. Isn’t that what being “LawKeepers” is all about?
IF WE ARE ISRAELITES, THEN THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS EXPECTED OF US AND THAT GO WITHOUT SAYING: WE ARE TO KEEP THE LAWS OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL, WE ARE TO SHOW FORTH HIS PRAISES, AND WE ARE TO RETURN HOME TO OUR HERITAGE AND RENEW THE COVENANT THAT OUR GOD MADE WITH OUR FOREFATHERS. OF THIS THERE IS NO QUESTION. We cannot be satisfied with serving our captors as were some of the Israelites who were down in Egypt (Exodus 14:12). We have a job to do, My People. We must not only turn to our GOD and keep HIS Law, but we must prove that our GOD is GOD and that HIS Law and Word will be the Victor over all false gods and false worship.
Therefore, let Israel prepare to return home, establish our own community, vow to bond together under GOD’s Law, and demonstrate to the surrounding Nations and the World that the Most High GOD of Hosts and HIS Holy Name yet live, and that HE is still the only GOD, and that there is none other. And let this “New Community,” be it one family or two or many more, have a foundation established under the Laws of our GOD and in HIS Holy Name, the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for HIS Praise and Glory. Let this “New Community” get its start built on GOD’s Truth and not on deceptions and misrepresentations. We can do it, and with the Holy ONE of Israel with us, we cannot fail. Being Hebrew Israelites, this is our Charge!
ALL PRAISES AND GLORY DUE TO THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.
Servant of the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob