THE LAW KEEPERS

HIS HAND IS STRETCHED OUT STILL!

 

“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 carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets.  For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.” 

Isaiah 5:25

 

“Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries where they shall come.

 

“Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”

Ezekiel 11:16,17

 

“But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the heathen whither they come; and they shall know that I am the Lord.”

Ezekiel 12:15,16

 

“O Israel, thou has destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.”  

Hosea 13:9

                                                                                                October 31, 2000   

 

After 2,500 years since the last of Judah occupied the Land of Israel under Ezra and Nehemiah, one would think that we, Hebrew Israelites would have learned by now from the great sins of our forefathers and would have figured out a way to cause the Most High GOD of Israel to have mercy on us and cause our return to our heritage.   After all, 2,500 years is a very, very long time for us to STILL be in captivity and not Praising and Exalting Our GOD, the Holy ONE of Israel in HIS Holy City, Jerusalem.  How much longer do you think Our GOD will wait?  Given the sad and horrifying current events taking place all over the World, I would guess that it’s not much longer.

 

Knowing that Our GOD, YIHOVAH, is a Merciful GOD in that HE did not completely destroy us from off the face of the Earth because of forsaking HIM and HIS Law, we should realize and understand that the Covenant HE made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is still binding, all because HE has promised to be Our GOD, if we are obedient to HIS Law.  And for that reason, “HIS HAND IS STRETCHED OUT STILL.”

 

“And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.”   Genesis 17:7

 

“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.”   Psalm 25:14

 

“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 carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets.  For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.” 

Isaiah 5:25

 

Therefore, if this “Everlasting Covenant” that YIHOVAH made with our forefathers still exists, then we should be about renewing it and calling GOD’s attention to our new spirit to fear, serve, and worship ONLY HIM according to HIS Law!

 

We cannot assume that the Holy ONE of Israel will stay angry with us forever, because HE hasn’t.  Our GOD has enabled us to once again learn of HIS Book of the Law, and this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that HE is still showing us HIS abundant Mercy if we will only obey HIS Voice.  HE has not opened our eyes for naught.  There is a purpose for our coming into the knowledge of HIS Truth.  YIHOVAH is waiting for us to cry to HIM for Deliverance, as did our forefathers down in Egypt.  

 

“And when we cried unto the Lord God of our fathers, the Lord heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression:

 

“And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders:”   Deuteronomy 26:7,8

 

AND OUR GOD WILL DO THE SAME FOR US, IF IT IS OUR DESIRE TO RETURN TO HIM AND BE SAVED OUT OF THIS GROSS AFFLICTION, MISERY, AND SUFFERING THAT WE ENDURE IN THE LANDS OF OUR CAPTORS.

 

Amazingly, some Israelite Leaders and Brothers and Sisters (The Yisraelite Organizations of Unity “Y.O.U.”) are seeking to “look at the 613 laws, statutes, and judgments of the Torah to identify a united conclusion on how we should carry out the Torah in America.” 

 

I find this strange and most peculiar, as the Holy ONE of Israel wants us to serve and worship HIM in the land (Ezekiel 20:40 – 43) – not in America.   Had YIHOVAH wanted us to keep the Law in Egypt, the land of bondage, HE would have given it to us there rather than in the Wilderness.  I also do not understand the members of this organization’s use of the “New Testament,” but that’s yet another matter for another time.

 

In my opinion, this Y.O.U. organization should know that Israel is scattered into the four corners of the Earth – not just in America.  And while they acknowledge “national and international organizations” of Israelites, I am wondering why emphasis is only on keeping “Torah in America.”  Perhaps they just weren’t thinking at the time of this writing.  Whatever, it is obvious that no efforts or plans are in the making for these Israelites in America to return to our heritage whether GOD’s Hand is stretched out still or not.  

 

The Holy ONE of Israel cast us out of our land to be subjects of the Gentiles.  We were destined to be oppressed, afflicted, and enslaved in the lands of our enemies and without mercy.  So, why on Earth would we even want to make plans to stay in “Babylon” (America) and keep GOD’s Law and jeopardize further our lives and the lives of our children? 

 

“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:”   Deuteronomy 28:65,66

 

Knowing that YIHOVAH has promised us, HIS Chosen People, that we can return home if we return to HIS Laws (and we have in fact done just that), why then aren’t there national and international Hebrew Israelites going and asking “the way to Zion…” saying “Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten?” (Jeremiah 50:5).  I find it amazing that at this precise time when we should be “fleeing Babylon” (Jeremiah 51:6), some of us are steadfastly working towards “staying in Babylon,” this evil and wicked land of our captors.  Being an Israelite and all this stands for, I can’t figure this out!

 

“Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.

 

“And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord:”   Ezekiel 16:60,62

 

If this Merciful GOD of Israel changed HIS Mind about destroying Ninevah after the beasts and the people of this city fasted and cried to HIM, then let us learn from their efforts and do the same.  For as a result of this fasting and crying to the Lord GOD of Abraham, HE repented of the evil that HE had said that HE would do unto these people of Nineveh (Jonah 3:10).  Let it be known that the Holy ONE has indeed heard the prayers of those of us who have fasted and cried to return home, and HE has obliged.  I for one am a Witness!

 

“But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee:  therefore leftest thou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them; yet when they returned, and cried unto thee thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;”  

Nehemiah 9:28

 

“I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth:  I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain:  I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

 

“Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations:  they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.”   Isaiah 45:19,20

 

“The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

 

“And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee:  for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

 

“Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion:  declare among the people his doings.”   Psalm 9:9 - 11

 

Our GOD, YIHOVAH has already said that if we confess our iniquity, i.e., admit we have done wickedly, as well as confess that our forefathers have sinned against Our GOD and walked contrary unto HIM…then YIHOVAH will remember HIS Covenant with Abraham and will remember the Land.

 

“If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;

 

“And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:

 

“Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.”   Leviticus 26:40 – 42

 

Our GOD, YIHOVAH, is talking to us and telling us that IT IS TIME TO RETURN, but we are not hearing HIM and worse, some of us don’t care.

 

WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?

 

What keeps those of us who are serious about fearing and loving, serving and worshipping YIHOVAH in Truth and who are serious about shedding and abandoning the imaginations of our hearts, selfish ideals, and greed and fame from giving Our GOD our heart and soul in order to see if HE is indeed calling HIS People home?  Surely, if we cried and fasted to Our GOD, HE would again save those of us who wish to cleave to HIM and live HIS Law in Righteousness.  I know that there are those of Israel who seek YIHOVAH in Truth.  These are those to whom GOD’s Hand is outstretched.  The Holy ONE awaits us, O Nation of Israel, and there isn’t much time.

 

“Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth?  Saith the Lord:  shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb?  Saith thy God.”   Isaiah 66:9

 

Would the Holy ONE of Israel “bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth?  Would the “Merciful” Holy ONE of Israel, after making Covenants with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and after requesting that we return to HIM, reject those of us who search for HIM with our whole heart and soul?  No, HE wouldn’t.  I know better!!!

 

“Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

 

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”   Jeremiah 29:12,13

 

“Put me in remembrance:  let us plead together:  declare thou, that thou mayest be justified”   Isaiah 43:26

 

In other words, would Our Merciful GOD open our eyes to HIS Truth and not permit us the opportunity to do and live HIS Law in the land?   We must not forget the essence of Deuteronomy 30th Chapter!!!  When Israel returns to the Lord Our GOD to obey HIS Voice, then HE will turn our captivity and have compassion upon us and will gather us from all the Nations where HE has scattered us, i.e., if we want to return. 

 

Let’s abandon being right in our own eyes.  Let’s expend our energies being right in GOD’s Book of the Law, and if we are sincere, Our GOD will increase our knowledge of HIS Laws, Statutes, and Judgments.    Let’s do all that we can to return to the Holy ONE of Israel to do what HE required many, many hundreds of years ago without adding to or diminishing from GOD’s Law and HIS Word to HIS Prophets and most definitely without the use of that blasphemous “New Testament” and its religious philosophy.  Our wisdom and knowledge stems from keeping, doing, and living GOD’s Laws, Statutes, and Judgments.

 

“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

 

“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 eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.”   Psalm 34:15

 

IF GOD’s HAND IS STRETCHED OUT STILL,

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE IT IN OUR HEARTS TO RETURN TO OUR GOD IN TRUTH AND LIVE HIS LAW IN OUR HERITAGE?

 

It means, “Pack your bags!”

 

After YIHOVAH heard the cries of HIS People down in Egypt and remembered HIS Covenant, HE didn’t waste any time saving them OUT OF THEIR BONDAGE.  Just as the All-Mighty GOD of Abraham heard our forefathers down in Egypt, HE has also heard us.  Otherwise, I would not be advising the Remnant that it’s time to go home.  And more importantly, the Most High GOD of Abraham would not have told me in 1995 in a dream to “GO TO ISRAEL.”  I went, and afterwards, HE led me to Jordan, and it appears for good reason. 

 

It’s time, My People, to gear up and prepare for YIHOVAH to “bring us into the wilderness of the people” where Our GOD, YIHOVAH will plead with us “face to face” just as HE pleaded with our fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt (Ezekiel 20:35 – 38).

 

By the way, all the debates we’ve had on when to start the First Day of the Hebrew New Year, and what it is to know the difference in GOD’s Feast Days and HIS Holy Day of Rest will be high on GOD’s List of Revelations to enlighten us to HIS Ways (in the Wilderness) until HE puts HIS Laws and Spirit in our hearts.

 

“And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:

 

“And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me:  I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel:  and ye shall know that I am the Lord.”   Ezekiel 20:37,38

 

[“…and they shall not enter into the land of Israel:” – i.e., when YIHOVAH establishes HIS Peace on this Earth, rebellious Israelites will not be a part of HIS Holy Kingdom.]

 

To our embarrassment, too many of us do not understand what it means to know, trust, and love the GOD of Abraham with our whole heart and soul.  And unfortunately, this is something that no one can teach us.  We will learn these virtues on our own, as the Holy ONE of Israel tries our hearts.  Believe me, when HE does try us, we will either sink or swim.  I guess this is how Our GOD will separate the serious Israelites from the flippant and the weak ones from the strong.

 

“The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.”   Nahum 1:7

 

When you really learn to trust in YIHOVAH and to love HIM is when HE tries you and causes you to fear and know HIM in the process.   I yet have and welcome lessons in this regard, as they strengthen me in the fear and knowledge of Our GOD.   And as a result, I have progressed in GOD’s Word, and thus, I have come too far to turn from my GOD’s Paths, now.

 

As I have said before, I don’t know why YIHOVAH has chosen me to serve HIM, but I do know why I have chosen HIM.  For far too long, I needed to know why the predicament of My People was so harsh and severe and all about endless impoverishment and servitude to White folks.  And when I found out, it did not take me long at all to embrace the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as once I found HIM, I held fast and refused to let HIM go.  But more importantly, when I heard the Truth for the first time, I knew that it was GOD’s Word, and that HE had heard my prayers.   Unto this day, I am a Witness to the loving kindness of this ONE TRUE GOD of Israel.  If our hearts are right with HIM, HE does not want us to die with this knowledge, as HE has no pleasure in death (Ezekiel 18:31,32).

 

“And the Lord hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments;

 

“And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honor; and that thou mayest be a holy people unto the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken.”   Deuteronomy 26:18,19

 

“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.”  

Joel 2:27

 

“You only have I known of all the families of the earth:  therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.”   Amos 3:2

 

Our GOD has proven hundreds of times that HE is a Merciful GOD of Israel.  In fact, many, many times without number.  Think about it!  Most of us, if not all of us, should be dead for our many evils and iniquities.  But we are here, alive, only – ONLY because of GOD’s Love and generous Mercies towards us.  We have every reason to rejoice with much gratitude and thankfulness.  If Our GOD did not love us, after 2,500 years, we would not know the first thing about HIS Holy Name and much less, about our being a people called the Nation of Israel.  [BLESS YOU, MY LORD AND SAVIOR, YIHOVAH, BLESS YOU!]

 

“(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 4:31

 

“For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land:  and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.”   Isaiah 14:1

 

“And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them:  and they shall be as though I had cast them off:  for I am the Lord their God, and will hear them.”   Zechariah 10:6

 

Our GOD cursed us, and we know this to be a fact - actually we have no doubts about this.  The Black Man is the tail and the White Man is the head, and this was no freak of nature.  This was the work of the GOD of Israel.  Now, Our GOD is gathering us, and WE WILL KNOW THAT HE IS THE IMPETUS BEHIND THIS EXODUS for ONLY HE has the power to change the hearts and minds of those who hold us captive.   And only we can cause HIM to “Deliver” us through returning to HIS Law.

 

“And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine:  and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.”   Isaiah 49:26

 

“Therefore my people shall know my name:  therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak:  behold, it is I.”   Isaiah 52:6

 

“Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.

 

“Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings:  and thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.”   Isaiah 60:15,16

 

If YIHOVAH, Our GOD can have Mercy on me, then I can certainly make HIM My GOD and observe HIS Laws, Statutes, and Judgments and obey HIS Voice.  And if HIS Hand is stretched out still, then surely it is there for me and you and you and you!  HIS Hand will not be extended to me in vain.  Far too long I wanted to know HIM, and now that I do, I won’t give HIM up – not for anyone or anything!  Let us, those who fear HIM and desire to serve and worship HIM in Truth, return and bond under HIS Law and bring an end to the evil and wickedness that plagues this World that knows nothing about the Most High GOD of Abraham and Moses.

 

My ultimate desire is to Exalt, Praise, and Sanctify My GOD of Abraham in HIS Holy Temple when the Seed of David reigns in Jerusalem for the Glory of the GOD of Jacob and HIS Law.  I cannot and will not be discouraged.

 

“For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;

 

”Then will the Lord drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.”  

Deuteronomy 11:22,23

 

“I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth:  I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain:  I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

 

“Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations:  they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.

 

“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth:  for I am God, and there is none else.”   Isaiah 45:19,20,22

 

Do the above verses not assert that Our GOD is once again embracing us, HIS People and emphasizing HIS Love for us, HIS Chosen Ones?  The Holy ONE of Israel has never given up on us, and HE has even left open a door for our return to HIM (Deuteronomy 30th Chapter).  Therefore, let’s not waste time; let’s take advantage of this opportunity.  Let’s search and try our ways and turn again to Our ONLY Hope, Help, and Savior, the Holy ONE of Israel.  Our GOD is earnestly and lovingly pleading for us to return to HIM and HIS Law and to flee the lands of our captivity, as it is obvious that there will not be an instant replay of sending the Prophet Moses to again Deliver us out of bondage.  This time, it will be ever so different! 

 

 

“I WILL BRING YOU INTO THE WILDERNESS

OF THE PEOPLE…”

 

“Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the Lord, and with your children’s children will I plead.”   Jeremiah 2:9

 

“And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.

 

“Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord God.”   Ezekiel 20:35,36

 

This second Wilderness is as important as was the first, if not more so.  Perhaps because of the magnitude and significance of this next Wilderness, I, personally, would deem it even more urgent and remarkably important, as this one will determine a Righteous Remnant!  Those Chosen Ones who will be worthy of representing YIHOVAH will also usher in HIS Holy Kingdom on this Earth, if you understand what I mean.

 

“And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:

 

“And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me:  I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel:  and ye shall know that I am the Lord.”   Ezekiel 20:37,38

 

“Therefore will I save my flock and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.

 

“And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land:  and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.

 

“And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their and, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.

 

“And they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.”  

Ezekiel 34:22,25,27,28

 

“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.”  

Ezekiel 36:24,25

 

Over and over again, Our GOD, YIHOVAH, speaks of causing our return to our heritage.  This being so, why then are some of us so adamant about remaining in captivity?  If we have knowledge of ourselves and Our GOD and HIS Law, then the way is open for our return home.  This is GOD’s Promise to us.

 

“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

 

This last Wilderness should have our total focus, as we cannot fail this one.  And, therefore, it behooves all of us to follow after YIHOVAH and HIS Law rather than after greed, “gifts,” sex, “vain persons,” unrighteousness, and false teachings and worship.  Let us read Ezekiel 18th Chapter carefully and constantly, so that we will be mindful to make for ourselves a new heart and spirit, as we learn GOD’s Law, Statutes, and Judgments.   This is why our forefathers went into the Wilderness, and why we are going into one again – to become “One Nation” with “One Way,” GOD’s Way and to make our hearts right with Our GOD, YIHOVAH. 

 

“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

 

As we go about planning to leave the lands of our captors, let us be about establishing a TORAH HEBREW Community – one that will have a foundation built on GOD’s Book of the Law.  And then, let us vow to return to Our GOD with our whole mind, body, and soul in Righteousness in order to find favor and obtain protection from Our GOD.  We have got to realize that without Our GOD, we are nothing, and we will never be anything without HIS Help.  Two thousand, five hundred years under Gentile rule attest to this fact.  Enough awready!

 

“The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.”   Psalm 147:11

 

“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.”  Jeremiah 17:7

 

As the World – the whole World – tries to survive under turmoil, war, endless tragedies, and confusion, we must endeavor to find favor with Our YIHOVAH if we desire to be saved during these “latter days” and trying times.

 

GOD’s HAND IS STRETCHED OUT STILL!

 

The Holy ONE of Israel is determined to save HIS People again just as HE did before when our forefathers were down in Egypt. 

 

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

 

“The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.

 

“For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return:  the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.”   Isaiah 10:20 - 22

 

“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

 

If the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel has promised to recover a Remnant, HE will!  Our GOD does not lie.  The problem is that we do not believe and trust in HIM with our whole heart.  Some of us still look and hope in “man” and in the influence of money.  And, yes, unfortunately, some of us believe in the strength of our captors.  Our GOD gives none of these vanities any respect, as HE alone can truly save out of all our troubles.

 

“O keep my soul, and deliver me:  let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

 

“Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

 

“Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.”   Psalm 25:20 – 22

 

And if we, Israelites, want GOD’s help, then we must remember the days of our youth (Ezekiel 16:43).  YIHOVAH wants us to remember how HE chose Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, made a covenant with them, gave Israel HIS Book of the Law to make us in HIS Image (a Holy People) and delivered us countless times out of the hands of our enemies – so many times and from so many different enemies.  Our GOD, YIHOVAH, wants us to know and remember that unless we cleave unto ONLY HIM, all hope is lost.

 

“That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God.”   Ezekiel 16:63

 

GOD’s Hand is stretched out still to receive us as we “flee” HIS Wrath upon the evil and wicked people and rulers of this World.

 

“And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up:  they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.”   Isaiah 13:14

 

“Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth; say ye, The Lord hath redeemed his servant Jacob.”  Isaiah 48:20 

 

[Please note:  GOD never redeemed the Judahites who returned to the land from the 70 year Babylonian captivity because they never gave HIM the opportunity to do so.  They continued to sin against the Holy ONE of Israel even after HE permitted them to return home.  Hence, Isaiah 48:20 is speaking of “our” redemption.]

 

“In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping:  they shall go, and seek the Lord their God.

 

“They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.

 

”My people hath been lost sheep:  their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains:  they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.”   Jeremiah 50:4 - 6

 

“Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest:  for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.

 

”The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the Lord our God, the vengeance of his temple.”  Jeremiah 50:16,28

 

“Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul:  be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the Lord’s vengeance; he will render unto her a recompense.”   Jeremiah 51:6

 

No one can convince me that the GOD of Israel still wants those of us who know HIM and keep HIS Law to remain in our enemies’ lands.  This is not prophecy and is certainly not GOD’s Word.  And surely we must realize that after 2,500 years, YIHOVAH deserves to be Exalted and Praised by HIS Chosen People and also by the other Nations that fear HIM to do HIS Will and seek HIS Mercy.

 

For those of us who seek GOD’s Peace, it cannot be found in lands where HE has already said would be for our punishment. Think about it!  Wake up, “Dry Bones;” there is no peace in the lands of our enemies!

 

HIS Hand is stretched out still, and therefore, we must – if we value our lives and the lives of our children – take hold of this All-Mighty “Hand,” as therein lies our help and deliverance.

 

“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.”   Isaiah 41:10

 

“Therefore thus saith the Lord, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me:  and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth:  let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.

 

“And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brazen wall:  and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee:  for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the Lord.

 

“And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.”   Jeremiah 15:19 – 21

 

[THIS IS WHAT GOD’S OUTSTRETCHED HAND IS ALL ABOUT!!!]

 

“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

 

“Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion like a woman in travail:  for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the Lord shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.”   Micah 4:10

 

Looks like we have no choice but to remove out of “Babylon” after all and look to Our GOD, Our Creator for HIS Merciful Help and Guidance.

 

“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.”   Isaiah 41:13 – 15

 

“Thus saith the Lord that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.”   Isaiah 44:2

 

Without Our GOD, we’re lost!  Without HIS Book of the Law, we’re destroyed!  And without Our GOD’s “Hand” in all that we do, we’re deceived.  In other words, at all costs, we must put Our GOD back into our lives, if we want any parts of HIS “Salvation.”

 

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid:  for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.”   Isaiah 12:2

 

“And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

 

“Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things:  this is known in all the earth.”    Isaiah 12:4,5

 

“And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us:  this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”   Isaiah 25:9

 

“Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains:  truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel.”   Jeremiah 3:23

 

“Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”   Habakkuk 3:18

 

We must make the effort to return home if Our GOD, YIHOVAH is to be sanctified in us before this Gentile World.  Is this not the reason we were formed, Nation of Israel, to show forth the Praises of Our GOD, YIHOVAH (Isaiah 43:21)?  Then, WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR??? 

 

“For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord God, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land serve me:  there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.

 

“I will accept you with your sweet savor, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.

 

“And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers.

 

“And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.”   Ezekiel 20:40 – 43  [THIS IS SO TRUE!]

 

It is not written that Our GOD will cause our return as HE did with the Exodus out of Egypt.  At that time, the Nation of Israel went out of Egypt whether they wanted to or not.  This time, you can be sure, that all of Israel will not leave out of ALL THE LANDS of our captors.  Hence, only the curious and those who seek to follow GOD’s Paths of Righteousness will return, i.e., a “Remnant.”  In any case, the Holy ONE will cause another Exodus – but not for Israel’s Righteousness sake.  It will be for GOD’s Holy Name’s Sake and with an astounding revelation of and for the True Nation of Israel, as well as for this whole World.

 

“And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have wrought with you for my name’s sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of Israel, saith the Lord God.”   Ezekiel 20:44

 

“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

 

“And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.

 

“Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord God.”  

Ezekiel 34:29,30

 

“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.”   Zephaniah 3:19

 

As our GOD tries us to prove whether we will be obedient to HIS Word or not, let us prove HIM to see if HE is indeed still with us with HIS Hand stretched out still.  Is this not the response you await before you make the decision and effort to return home?

 

“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

 

If GOD’s Hand is OUTSTRETCHED to HIS People, Israel, I suggest that we grab it and hold fast “together as One People” and prepare to learn of HIS Righteous Ways and Exalt and Praise Our GOD, YIHOVAH, in Truth and in Righteousness, as HE is in the initial process of preparing us to usher in HIS Holy Kingdom!

 

“Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is The Lord.”   Jeremiah 16:21

 

“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.”  

Ezekiel 36:24,25

 

“Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the Lord build the ruin places, and plant that that was desolate:  I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it.”   Ezekiel 36:36

 

“And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.”   Ezekiel 37:28

 

HIS HAND IS STRETCHED OUT STILL FOR ALL WHO SEARCH FOR HIM WITH THEIR WHOLE HEART.  If we do not cry to Our GOD for HIS Deliverance, then why should HE help us?  Would HE not assume that we are satisfied in the lands of our captors?  Well, some of us are!  But some of us aren’t.  And those of us who have it in our hearts to Exalt and Praise Our GOD, YIHOVAH, also have a burning sensation within our soul to fulfill prophecy.

 

“I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

 

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

 

“Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

 

“The Lord is thy keeper:  the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

 

“The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:  he shall preserve thy soul.

 

“The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.”    Psalm 121st Chapter

 

And those of us who long to return to our heritage, know what we must do, which is to “observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:”  (Deuteronomy 28:1). 

 

Let’s call on our GOD and make sincere efforts to establish a TORAH Hebrew Community for HIS Holy Name’s Sake in HIS Holy Land.  Was this not the plan from the very beginning?  WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO LOSE?  Actually, we will lose everything and die in the lands of our captors if we don’t turn to Our GOD with all our hearts, NOW – RIGHT NOW - to hope in HIS Mercy and plead for HIS Help to escape the lands of our captivity and the people who rule over us.

 

The “Wise” will understand!

 

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord:  though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though thy be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

 

”If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:”  

Isaiah 1:17,18

 

HIS HAND IS STRETCHED OUT STILL!

 

LET US EXALT, PRAISE, AND SANCTIFY THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL BEFORE THE WORLD IN TRUTH AND IN RIGHTEOUSNESS FOREVERMORE!

 

Tziona Yisrael

Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel

For HIS Holy Name’s Sake