THE LAWKEEPERS
Giving all Due Praises to the Holy One of Yisrael
 
 
 
 

GOD’s JUDGMENTS STILL REIGN SUPREME 

AND HIS LAWS ARE STILL VERY MUCH IN EFFECT!

“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

“Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;

“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

“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 4:8

September 17, 2000

GOD’s Laws, Statutes, and Judgments are still the lifestyle and culture of the Nation of Israel.Not under any circumstances can we assume that GOD’s Book of the Law is void just because we are not in control of the Land of Canaan.Not under any circumstances can we decline to keep anyone of GOD’s Commandments just because another people rules over the Land of Israel.We must, at all times, do and live the Laws that we can and consider GOD’s Judgments against those who rebel against HIM.

Surely, our forefathers who sinned against YIHOVAH did not believe that their great iniquities would cause such harsh and severe wrath against their descendants.They must have thought that GOD would show them mercy because of HIS Holy Name.Had they known, maybe, just maybe they would not have allowed the prophets to prophesy lies to them.And maybe they would have contemplated the consequences of their progeny losing their identity, their land, their culture, their wealth, and their GOD.

“The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so:and what will ye do in the end thereof?”Jeremiah 5:31

“Take ye heed every one of his neighbor and trust ye not in any brother:for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbor will walk with slanders.”Jeremiah 9:4

PUT YOUR TRUST IN THE ALL-MIGHTY GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB AND BE OBEDIENT TO HIS WORD.THEN HE WILL NOT FAIL US, AND HE WILL MAKE OUR JOURNEY STRAIGHTFORWARD AND WORTHWHILE.

Since the days of our forefathers who sinned against YIHOVAH, NOTHING HAS CHANGED.The evil and unrighteous Israelites who do not worship the Holy ONE of Israel still exist today.Therefore, we must join with Brothers and Sisters who fear YIHOVAH to do and live HIS Law and who will use Righteous Judgment and WILL NOT tolerate going to the right or to the left of HIS Book of the Law!These are the ones we want to make members of our family, and the reason is that to discern between what’s right and wrong is the road that leads to GOD’s Paths of Righteousness.

Had the Biblical Israelites considered just one time the words of the many Righteous Prophets of GOD who foretold of HIS Judgments upon them, if they continued to forsake HIM and serve other gods, maybe, just maybe some of us wouldn’t be begging YIHOVAH to bring this Gentile World System to an end.But then again, the Judahites saw what GOD had already done to Israel, the Ten Tribes, and nevertheless, they still committed the same abominations.

Today, Israelites know of the GOD of Israel and HIS insistence that we keep HIS Law and worship ONLY HIM, yet some of us allow ourselves to be used and to commit all manner of sins against the Most High GOD of Israel and have the nerve to still reject HIS Word and reject correction.When does this stiffneckedness end?When does all this ungodliness cease to be a part of the Children of Israel?How long will we choose to live in darkness and under the Gentiles?When will we wake up, and what does it take for us to do so?YIHOVAH is not going to change HIS Ways, HIS Laws, Statutes, and Judgments are everlasting, whether we keep them or not.Let’s face it, if we don’t keep GOD’s Book of the Law, we can resign ourselves to cruel and unusual punishment from now on!

We are a People who belong to the GOD of Israel, whether we want to or not.Our GOD chose us and made a Righteous Covenant with us.And HE is known by the name:the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob because of us.This is HIS Name “forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations” (Exodus 3:15).Just as this GOD of Abraham has a magnificent and illustrious name that will last forever, so also does HE have a LAW that will last forever, as well.

“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

This Great and Dreadful GOD is determined to save a Righteous Remnant of Israelites, and HE will accomplish all that HE has said.And HE will make this “Deliverance” a reality for HIS Praise and for HIS Holy Name’s Sake, so that all the World will know and understand that HE is the True and Living GOD above all others, and that HE will fulfill all that HE has promised – the good for those who seek HIM in Truth and death and destruction for all who forsake HIM and HIS Law.

Therefore, we must accept GOD’s Truth and learn to “hate the evil and love the good and establish judgment in the gate” (Amos 5:15).Really, at this point, we have no choice.Think about it!We have got to exhibit more intelligence than did our forefathers.We must return to GOD’s Law and use Righteous Judgment/correction and be perfect role models.

We are a people in captivity and in the middle of all the worst evils you could ever imagine.Yet, we won’t attempt to get out of this hell even after Our GOD has told us by HIS Word to HIS Prophet Jeremiah to “FLEE…and deliver every man his soul” (Jeremiah 51:6).But just as our forefathers turned the deaf ear to GOD’s Word, so also do we.And again, we shall face the consequences.Those of us who do not heed GOD’s Warnings will again feel the affects of HIS agonizing and deadly Judgments.

Rather than take a chance on Our GOD, YIHOVAH, some of us would prefer to take our chances with the Gentile rulers of this World and rely on their false sense of strength and security.Again, Israelites have not changed.We still look to the very ones who believe in false gods and erroneously believe that these horrible rulers will remain super, military powers capable of even surviving GOD’s Wrath.Egypt was once a power richer and greater than any two or three of the present Super Powers that exist today, but the Holy ONE of Israel brought this great idolatrous nation to complete ruin.

My People, look at the facts and look at our circumstances.Our GOD said that we would go into captivity, and that we would become the tail and our enemies the head.YIHOVAH DID NOT LIE!!!It happened, and we are still under Gentile rule and in exile.Now, we are under Gentile control, NOT because of the sins of our forefathers, because Our GOD has forgiven us (Isaiah 40:2), but because “we” still refuse to hear and heed GOD’s Word and wholly follow HIM.Our GOD continues to try us, just as HE tried our forefathers, and we do not even realize it.

“Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people?”Jeremiah 9:7

Not only does Israel hope in the strength of foreign Nations, but some of us, too many to believe, trust in their gods, as well and use their religious books when the GOD of Israel already ordained HIS Book of the Law for us and said that this Law is our life.Can you believe that we are still so ignorant of GOD’s Word and HIS Judgments against us?Can you believe it?

“…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 32:47

Do you think that we might take GOD’s Judgments much too lightly?Do you think that we don’t give them the attention they deserve?Do you think that people are not aware of just how much attention GOD sheds on HIS desire for us to know and use Righteous Judgments?Do you think that we are not supposed to judge each other and/or that it is an act controlled by GOD alone?Whatever you think and believe, consider the following Word of GOD concerning HIS Love for Righteous Judgment and its most important significance in our lives to sustain us a Righteous “Peculiar” People in GOD’s Eyes.

We cannot imagine how blessed we are living in this day and time.My GOD chose my parents who conceived me.What caused this man and woman to be joined together to bear five children and the oldest girl – me - to be singled out?What was special about this little black, infant daughter born at home before her father’s eyes?What made this young girl wish that if JC was White then why couldn’t she be White?What caused her later to realize in her mind that JC was not a Saviour but a bad omen?What caused all the dreams of far away lands that made her know that there was something she needed to find out about GOD?What made this adolescent continuously focus on GOD and wish to know the Truth about impoverished Blacks and wealthy Whites?What made this teenage girl realize that the answer lay in the Bible but was out of her realm of understanding?What made her pray only to GOD and know that HE heard her prayers?What Supreme Being revealed HIS Word to this young adult woman and knew that she would accept HIM?

The Supreme Being was the Most High GOD of Israel that chose me to Exalt HIM before the World in Truth.Is my story unique?Not at all.Actually, every single one of us who believes in the Holy ONE of Israel and HIS Law could share similar stories.For that reason, we must be cognizant of the fact that we are indeed a blessed people, but we must also be cognizant of the reality that we have a job to do that entails showing forth the Praises of the Most High GOD of Israel.And we can only do so by setting good examples, establishing GOD’s Laws and Judgments in the minds and hearts of all Peoples on this Earth, and by representing HIM in the utmost Righteousness.And the only way we can begin to do so is to use Righteous Judgments and loving corrections, as we come together to seek GOD’s Paths of Righteousness.Remember, we have been in our enemies’ lands for millennia, and we lack much knowledge of self and much less about Our GOD.Since living under Gentile control, we have learned their ways, their religions, and their sins.

“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” Isaiah 58:1

“The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings:they have made them crooked paths:whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

“Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us:we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.

“We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves:we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

“For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us:for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

“In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

“And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off:for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.”

Isaiah 59:8,9,11,12,13,14

“FOR I THE LORD LOVE JUDGMENT…”Isaiah 61:8

Obviously, Our GOD wants us, HIS Chosen People, to love Judgment, also!!It doesn’t get any plainer than that.

“Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.

“How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us?…”Jeremiah 8:7,8

“But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise livingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth:for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.

”Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised;”Jeremiah 9:24,25

Is this a worthwhile reason to band with those of like minds to serve and worship YIHOVAH according to HIS Book of the Law or what?!And just look at what Our GOD promises if we execute Righteous Judgment:

“For if ye thoroughly amend amend your ways and your doings; if ye THOROUGHLY EXECUTE JUDGMENT BETWEEN A MAN AND HIS NEIGHBOR:

“If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:

“THEN will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.”Jeremiah 7:5 - 7

There is absolutely nothing wrong about our trying to learn and understand YIHOVAH’s Book of the Law, but let us not forget that which caused our enslavement, and that was a lack of Righteous Judgment in our midst.Had each one of our forefathers corrected his neighbor with the approval of all the others, we might not be in the mess that we are in now.And when we live in our TORAH Hebrew Community, positive correction and Righteous Judgment are exactly what it will take for this special community to be a success and one established for GOD’s Holy Name’s Sake.

“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 desire 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

Let us read and pray and read and pray continuously that Our GOD, YIHOVAH, will open our eyes to HIS Truth so that when we read we will understand HIS Word in order for all of us to see “Eye to Eye” when the Holy ONE will bring again Zion.

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; thatsaith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

“Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing:for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.”Isaiah 52:7

Finally, I would like to stress that as we go about understanding the Book of GOD’s Law, discussing issues, sharing knowledge, and making Righteous Judgments, let us take the time to learn how to approach our Brothers and Sisters with sensitivity and caring correction.Let them know that your concern is out of love for him/her and for the goodness of the Most High GOD of Israel.Not all of our people will accept correction, and if this is the case, then we should just move on.Do not allow the desire to demonstrate Righteous Judgment escalate into a heated confrontation.This is wisdom.Know when to bring the discussion to an end.Once a person is told the Truth and given the Law to support it, that’s all we can do.The rest is in GOD’s Hands to deal with the matter.

“Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way:and he that hateth reproof shall die.”Proverbs 15:10

You must remember that not every Israelite wants to know the GOD’s Truth, anyway.Too many of our people want to exalt “themselves” rather than the Holy ONE of Israel.And we know of their end because we know that YIHOVAH will receive all the Glory and will be Sanctified before the World.Also remember that YIHOVAH is calling the obedient ones for HIMSELF to fulfill this objective:

“But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself:the Lord will hear when I call unto him.”Psalm 4:3

“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

“And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you:for the Lord is a God of judgment:blessed are all they that wait for him.

“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 30:18 – 21

“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”Jeremiah 3:15

“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

Let us work towards being in that number; let us fulfill GOD’s Word in Truth and in Righteousness for HIS Praise, Glory, and Sanctification alone.And once we are numbered among this Righteous Remnant, there is no telling what all Our GOD will permit us to accomplish in preparation for HIS Holy Kingdom on this Earth.

ALL PRAISES AND GLORY DUE TO THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, AND MAY THE WORLD SOON COME TO REALIZE THAT HE, AND NONE ELSE BESIDES HIM, IS THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE AND LIVING GOD!

Tziona Yisrael

Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel

For HIS Holy Name’s Sake