THE LAW KEEPERS
“WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE,”
THEN REPRESENT HIM AND HIS WORD!!!
March 21, 1999
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
Loving the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel entails a lot but actually very little. Probably all that is necessary to do so is a willing heart and a genuine desire to be obedient to the Most High and to be HIS Servant in every way that we can in order to be a light to the World for HIS Holy Name’s Sake. And this, by no means, is not too much to ask in return for HIS protection, redemption, and our Exodus home to live in HIS Peace FOREVER!
“Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
”And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way…” Psalm 37:4-7
The GOD of Abraham loved the Nation of Israel so much that HE made a Covenant with us, gave us the Land of Israel, Created for us a Master Plan, and made mention of the 12 Tribes to be included in the building of HIS Holy Tabernacle, HIS Holy Temple, and in the making of the Holy Garments for HIS Priests. And concerning all that I know that HE has done, it is still difficult for me to fathom that this Jealous GOD of Hosts is our GOD!
“Only the Lord had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.” Deuteronomy 10:15
“For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:” Deuteronomy 10:17
This Great GOD included us in all of HIS Holy Plans. Likewise, we must establish our plans to include HIM. We must make mention of HIM out of love and great respect because clearly, we live for our Redeemer: to follow HIM, to pray to Him, to DO HIS Law, and to show forth HIS Praise and Glory. Without HIM the Nation of Israel would see no Deliverance. Therefore, we must have our GOD in our midst, now, when we Exodus home, and forever more.
If the Holy ONE of Israel is not with us, as we establish this “New Community,” then there is absolutely no point in having one. The purpose of our “New Community” is to return to our GOD in the way that our forefathers should have done which is to prepare our hearts and souls to keep GOD’s Law in righteousness and to believe and trust in only HIM. Then, PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME, we will be at ease and contented knowing that our efforts to acknowledge and include HIM in our lives is pleasing HIM.
“If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
“Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not.” Numbers 14:8,9
Not under any circumstances can we trust in our own thoughts which is so easy for us to be driven and urged to do. We must always trust in our GOD and seek HIS Counsel. We actually have the edge over our forefathers!!! Our GOD has told us already precisely what HE is going to do and has given us a road map just so we can be involved in all HIS Plans. We have the edge because we know the sins of our forefathers and have the “Old Testament” record of all that they did to anger the Holy ONE. All we need do is observe our history and stay clear of committing their transgressions. We have so much that is in our favor for which we should be thankful.
Ironically, two ways to determine if our thoughts are on GOD’s Paths is to measure them up against GOD’s Law and the Scriptures. Another determining factor is to see if our actions and ideals are in the Name of the Holy ONE of Israel.
(Once a leader had us all fasting on GOD’s Holy Sabbath. And so stupid we were to listen to this nonsense. We complied, knowing fully well that there was absolutely no basis whatsoever for this man’s ordinance in GOD’s Law.) Therefore, we have all got to be circumspect and know exactly what we are doing, as we do not have but one life to lose.
“Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;
“Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.” Deuteronomy 4::9,10
The Holy ONE of Israel has not changed HIS Precepts, Laws, Statutes, and Judgments. That’s what’s so remarkable. Everything pertaining to GOD’s Truth remains the same and in tact. Therefore, let us not change our direction to hope in our own thoughts. Let us hope and trust in our GOD for HIS Holy Name’s Sake and with even more vigor and zeal than ever before demonstrated. Let us show the World that our GOD is GOD as we wait patiently for HIM. And when HE tries us (and HE will) to see if we will stay focused on HIM, let us pass the test and not fail this time.
“And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.” Isaiah 66:19
“Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.”
“Even the Lord God of hosts; the Lord is his memorial.
“Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.” Hosea 12:5,6
Because we are GOD’s Special People, we must do special things and live special lives that exalt and magnify our Lord and Savior, The GOD of Abraham and Moses. When Nations see us, if we are doing GOD’s Will, then HE will cause them to realize that we are indeed HIS Holy People, and they will respect us out of fear of HIM.
“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
“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
“And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.” Psalm 35:27,28
“Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:” Psalm 146:5
Finally, we cannot forget how our GOD proved HIMSELF to be the All-Mighty GOD in HIS works to show ALL Nations, including Israel, HIS Unparalleled Power and Great Strength as HE delivered the 12 Tribes of Jacob out of Egypt. Our GOD used signs, wonders, plagues, and death to call attention to HIMSELF as HE delivered Israel out of Egypt as no other god has done or can do, for that matter. Afterwards, there were many, many times our GOD saved Israel from their captors. And the surrounding Nations knew to fear GOD and to be in awe of HIS Chosen People.
However, one incident in particular that I would like to point out is the occasion when GOD specifically indicated that HE did not want but a few men involved in a certain battle with the Midianites (Judges 7th Chapter). And the reason was that if too many Israelites were triumphant in this battle, then they would give themselves the credit and not their genuine Deliverer. Lapping water had a lot to do with GOD meeting HIS objective. Our Most High GOD of Hosts wants all the fame and the Glory, and HE wants Israel to be instrumental in exhibiting HIS Praise in this World, and rightly so: WE ARE HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE WHO WERE FORMED FOR JUST THAT PURPOSE!
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12
Therefore, let us remember that our GOD is at the helm directing everything that is happening in this World for our benefit to return us to our heritage to do that which we were formed to accomplish. HE is guiding us, as well as, trying us in the process just as HE did the Children of Israel in the Wilderness after they left out of Egypt. HE knows those who trust in HIM.
Please, let us keep HIM in mind as we seek to follow HIM. If our GOD is not among us, then we are lost… If we, the Children of Israel, do not represent HIM, then why should HE be with us? We must acknowledge our GOD and demonstrate HIS Word in Truth as we seek HIS Redemption and Deliverance. That too, is wisdom and knowledge gained from our history. And besides, if we don’t proclaim that the Holy ONE of Israel yet lives and declare HIM to be the ONLY TRUE GOD and none else, then who will? And more importantly, isn’t this task given to GOD’s Chosen People to do?
“I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings and will not be ashamed.” Psalm 119:46
“My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.” Psalm 119:172
“I will speak of thy glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.” Psalm 145:5
“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
Let us rest in our GOD and wait patiently on HIM to trust in HIS Mercy for our prosperity and for our Deliverance! Let us be strong in HIS Word and most defiant to the lack of it. If our GOD is directing our way, it goes without saying that HE will be represented in every scene and obvious in every event. Therefore, without any doubt, our efforts (even to the point of being extreme) must be to declare the Name of the Holy ONE of Israel who has been ignored for literally thousands of years. Let us make the World today aware of the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the very GOD that used us to make HIMSELF known to our forefathers and to other Nations in the Land of Canaan and elsewhere.
“Thy name, O Lord, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations.” Psalm 135:13
ALL PRAISES AND GLORY DUE TO THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, FROM WHENCE COMETH OUR HELP!
Servant of the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob