THE LAW KEEPERS
HOW ARE ISRAELITES EXPECTED
TO SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES
OF THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB?
November 15, 1999
"This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise."Isaiah 43:21
"And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might."Deuteronomy 6:5
"…all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob."Isaiah 49:26
I constantly marvel at being one of GOD's Chosen People. I am so blessed - blessed, beyond words, first of all, to know the Most High GOD of Israel and blessed to know that Israelites have just one more chance to return to HIM in Righteousness. The more I read, the more I learn that being Israelites, we have much to do other than just study our history and culture. Returning to our Hebrew Way of Life entails being informed about many things. Therefore, it is our responsibility to return to Our GOD and be aware of and fulfill all HIS Word that HE spoke to HIS Servants the Prophets.
- What exactly does Our GOD mean when HE says that Israel was formed for HIM and to show forth HIS Praise?
- Why is it absolutely crucial for Israelites to love the Lord Our GOD with all our heart, soul, and might?
- How important is it to use Righteous Judgment?
- Why is it important to be ONE Nation, serve and worship YIHOVAH ONE Way, and with ONE Consent?
- How will Israelites be a Light to the Gentiles as YIHOVAH establishes HIS Empire on this Earth?
Being Israelites, we must know the answers to all the above questions. It goes without saying that all the responses are found in GOD's Book of the Law and in HIS Word to HIS Prophets.
Because we are Israelites, we know that we are living in the latter days, and we are aware of the consequences to befall this unrighteous World. We also know that YIHOVAH is going to save but a Righteous Remnant, and that this Righteous Group will, without fault, do GOD's Will. I pray that this Message will benefit GOD's Chosen People who seek to follow HIM. I pray that those who fear GOD will act in time and be spared from the Wrath that HE will bring upon this globe.
Using Scripture, most of us can answer the above questions with little or no effort. But before reading the answers below, try to answer them yourselves and then share your responses with others. Some of us might respond differently, but I believe most of us will be on point, and thus we will all be enlightened. My answers are as follows:
What exactly does Our GOD mean when HE says that Israel was formed for HIM and to show forth HIS Praise?
Given all the people in this World, few know, understand, and accept the fact that GOD indeed has a Chosen People. The reason the Creator of all things made the decision to mold for HIMSELF a Holy People was because the Nations on this Earth worshipped false gods. And the Most High GOD of Hosts wanted a People who would serve and worship ONLY HIM and show forth HIS Praise. Our inception started with the Covenant GOD made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel. And was reaffirmed with the Nation of Israel in the Wilderness.
"…thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
"And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
"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 17:5 - 7
"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 honour; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken." Deuteronomy 26:18,19
"Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
"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 10:14,15
"…now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine." Isaiah 43:1
"…I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him." Isaiah 43:7
There is no doubt that those Israelites who will show forth the Praises of the Most High GOD will Exalt ONLY HIM, hope and trust in ONLY HIM in Truth, magnify HIS Law to be the ONLY Righteous means of serving and worshipping HIM, and will denounce and condemn all false doctrines.
Why is it absolutely crucial for Israelites to love the Lord Our GOD with all our heart, soul, and might?
Even without sighting Scripture, doesn't it make sense for Israelites to love the Lord with all their heart, soul and might? One would think so, but obviously our forefathers didn't feel this way because we are in our enemies' lands as a result of their serving false gods.
YIHOVAH knows that if we truly serve and worship HIM with all our heart, soul, and might in Truth, then there can be no thoughts about other gods, doctrines, or anything outside of GOD's Book of the Law.
"Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me." Hosea 13:4
"And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect:: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth." Exodus 23:13
"Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:
"But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
"For thou shalt worship no other gods: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
"Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;" Exodus 34:12 - 15
"Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.
"They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee." Exodus 23:32,33
"For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly." Deuteronomy 7:4
If we don't love Our GOD with all our heart, soul, and might, we certainly leave room for the wrong elements to influence us to turn from GOD's Paths of Righteousness as has been proven.
King Solomon, the man who received "Wisdom" from the All-Mighty GOD, permitted the wives he multiplied unto himself to encourage him to serve false gods (I Kings 11:3). First of all, had he loved YIHOVAH with all his heart, soul, and might, these women would not have been able to turn his heart away from his GOD. And secondly, he wouldn't even have taken these idol worshippers for his wives knowing their potential to encourage him to do evil before the Holy ONE of Israel.
And let us not forget Deuteronomy 28th Chapter that outlines all GOD's Blessings for HIS Chosen People if we serve and worship HIM in Righteousness and all HIS Curses upon the Nation of Israel if we forsake HIM for false gods. There is no doubt as to whether the blessings or the curses prevailed, as we have been living them for well over 2,000 years.
How important is it to use Righteous Judgment?
Unfortunately, this is an issue we give very little credence. However, at this day and time, no doubt, this is one of the most important Laws of the Holy ONE of Israel. And with many Israelites concerned with joining a group, I pray that they consider all of the following before they do. I have not been a member of a congregation for over twenty years.
"I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
"I have hated the congregation of evildoers; and will not sit with the wicked." Psalm 26:4,5
The Holy ONE of Israel made me realize a long time ago that I don't need anyone but HIM. I tell people this, and they tell me that I have to be a part of a congregation on the Sabbath and other Holy Days. There is no Law to support this assumption. However, the point is Our GOD made sure to leave us with so much of HIS Word and direction that we don't need to stay with an unrighteous congregation. And for what reason would we want to be associated with one, anyway, if we know the leaders do no fear GOD to do HIS Will??? After all that I have seen that takes place within unrighteous congregations, I don't need to be a genius to know that the GOD I serve is not a part of them.
"But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
"Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee." Psalm 50:16,17
"The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget GOD." Psalm 9:17
"There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked." Isaiah 57:21
Using GOD's Righteous Judgment entails quite a lot of very careful thought and consideration.
I pray that you will see and understand the meaning of GOD's Judgments that HE introduced to the Nation of Israel for our means of staying on HIS Paths of Righteousness and understand that it's for our good to tell each other about our transgressions against Our GOD.
"Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins." Isaiah 58:1
YIHOVAH brings about things in mysterious ways, and perhaps it is now time for all of Israel who fear HIM to realize that we must use Righteous Judgment even in these latter days especially since we know that Our GOD is to gather us and again take us into another "Wilderness."
Many of us denounce judging others, all because we do not want to be judged. But this is not GOD's Way:
"Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:" Exodus 23:2
"Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the Lord your God." Leviticus 18:4
"Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour." Leviticus 19:15
"Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
"Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous." Deuteronomy 16:18,19
"The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgments." Psalm 37:30
You might be thinking that YIHOVAH will gather us and put his Spirit in our hearts, and then this won't be necessary. You are absolutely correct (Jeremiah 32:37-39)! Eventually, HE will, but HE hasn't done it yet, and HE will prove us to see if we will follow HIS Laws and HIS Commandment to use Righteous Judgments before HE does fulfill this prophecy. There is no doubt that we must be found worthy, because the Remnant that GOD will call will be obedient and all Righteous. I cannot stress enough that in proving that we are worthy, Our GOD will purposefully place rebellious Israelites within our midst to see how we will deal with the situation, i.e., whether we will use righteous judgments or attempt to ignore the hindrance. And if we permit the unrighteous to remain among us, then we must be prepared to face the consequences.
If you are a member of a group and you know the leaders of this congregation are not doing the Will of YIHOVAH, your best bet is to get rid of them or to move on:
"For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed." Isaiah 9:16
Nothing has changed. Israelites are still stiffnecked and rebellious against GOD's Law and HIS Word. Until we return to YIHOVAH with all our hearts to fear HIM and seek HIS Paths of Righteousness, these problems will persist. And you can believe that speaking out against iniquity is a first step towards fearing YIHOVAH and praying for HIS Laws to be in our hearts. Hence, Israelites who want righteous leaders will make certain that they scrutinize them before they take their positions and make certain to remove them if they don't fear GOD to do HIS Will. YIHOVAH has placed this authority in the hands of the flock. It's just too bad we don't put this empowerment to good use. I am not a member of a congregation for this very reason. I learned my lesson well from Brother Ben's Camp.
"As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
"But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice." Psalm 68:2,3
"I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
"A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
"I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the Lord." Psalm 101:3,4,8
"The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down." Psalm 146:9
"There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked." Isaiah 57:21
What we must realize is that we can prevent most of the problems we have to endure regarding our leaders and members of our congregations. And that is teach GOD's Law and HIS Word to HIS Prophets and use Righteous Judgments. It's just that simple! There is no time to ignore the wrongs of Brothers and Sisters, with the notion that they will learn. And turning the head and disregarding unrighteousness is an error that can contaminate a whole congregation. YIHOVAH gave us the following commandment for a reason:
"Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
"For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish." Psalm 1:5,6
"For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
"The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever." Psalm 37:28
"…let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord." Jeremiah 9:24
We cannot sit by and permit unrighteousness to prevail in our midst. Someone must speak out and make it known that wrong is being committed. After all, you do know that the purpose for using righteous judgment is so that evil and wickedness do not exist among us.
"Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth." Habakkuk 1:4
"And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the Lord thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel." Deuteronomy 17:12
I knock the "NT" all the time to prove JC a sinner and not sent by the Holy ONE of Israel. This man in this Christian book, called the "Son of GOD," didn't use righteous judgment, either. And by not stoning the adulteress, as is the Law, he minimized GOD's Law - just as we do when we say, "Judge not!" There has got to be a means of keeping us ALL on the right track, and using righteous judgments is the only way to do so.
It is very important for us to be able to recognize GOD's Work to bless us, as well as, to curse us. When one just misses a falling brick from a building, we say, without hesitation, that GOD blessed him to not get hit. When one has five kids, no place to stay, and no money to feed and clothe them, and then wins a million dollar lottery, we say, GOD blessed him. Where there is no water in the desert, and GOD provides drink for the thirsty, we say GOD blessed us. But when one assuredly sins against GOD, and GOD curses him, we hesitate calling a spade a spade. When a leader does not teach GOD's Truth, and GOD causes death and sickness within the congregation, we deny that GOD is cursing the people. Yet we have read about this in GOD's Law when Israel was in the Wilderness, and some of us are aware of the deadly sicknesses, miscarriages, and stillbirths of Ben's Camp. There is great reward in seeking GOD and severe punishment and reprisal in not seeking HIM. These are distinctions that we must learn to appreciate.
"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.
"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 59th Chapter
Who should know this better than do Israelites? Thus, let us discern between good and bad because this, too, is GOD's Commandment, that we use Righteous Judgments. We must teach GOD's Truth, live it, and endorse righteousness, encourage it, and condemn the wrong and evil doers or remove them from our midsts.
"Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times." Psalm 106:3
"…let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
"But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice." Psalm 68:2,3
Even though we may make it home, still we must prove ourselves to follow YIHOVAH and do righteously! Just because we get to the Promise Land doesn't mean we make it into GOD's Kingdom. After we get home, we have one more hurdle:
"And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.
"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.
"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 20:34 - 39
"And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God." Zechariah 13:9
BADLY, SO VERY BADLY, I WANT TO BE IN THIS NUMBER!
Given the fact that according to the above Scripture, we will be placed in the Wilderness, again, we must be more cognizant than ever of unrighteous people. And we must be ready to remove them at all costs, because these are those deceptive ones who can cause us to forget our purpose and rebel against our GOD, instigate untold confusion, and can cause us to lose our place among the Righteous Remnant.
Plain and simple, I am saying that we must use GOD's Judgments whether with a group or not or be caught up in upheavals and/or with the unrighteous and sacrifice our opportunity to live in GOD's Kingdom.
There were many Brothers and Sisters serious about doing GOD's Will and looking for righteous leaders in Ben Ammi's camp, but the leaders were not serious about YIHOVAH and HIS Law, thus many who did not fear GOD went astray and took the flock with them.
"The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted." Psalm 12:8
And the same unrighteous leaders will persist AGAIN and AGAIN if we are not strong and outspoken against evil and wickedness. Those who overtly reject GOD's Law are not really the problem. We can see them for what they are and know exactly what they stand for straight away, but yet we still cannot permit them to stay among us. The real problem lies with those of us who are covertly unfaithful to YIHOVAH and deceitful to Brothers and Sisters and cause us to err. These are the Israelites we must be cautious of. And just because they bear the name Israel, it means nothing. It's our words and actions that mean the most. And that goes for me, you, and the doorkeeper. Don't let our negligence cause us to miss our opportunity to see GOD's Righteousness on this Earth. Keep in mind that if we refuse to take actions to rid ourselves of unrighteous leaders, then why should YIHOVAH remove them for us when HE has already said to use righteous judgment just for this very purpose???
"Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
"Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
"Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? And who knoweth us?" Isaiah 29:13 - 15
When YIHOVAH commanded that we NOT trust in man, HE knew what HE was talking about. We're the ones who have never taken heed to the Words of Our GOD. Some of us are soft and compassionate and don't want to hurt anyone's feelings but lo and behold how we will suffer because we don't follow Our GOD's advice. There will be ample time for love and compassion, but we must know when to apply both. And using Righteous Judgment takes precedence.
We must - WE MUST surround ourselves with those who seek to live GOD's Law in Righteousness. Otherwise we will be like any other Israelite group: talking about GOD's Truth but not living it. We have no choice but to seek out and encourage Brothers and Sisters who fear YIHOVAH to join us so that we can all be strengthened in HIS Truth as ONE Nation. This is for our survival and more importantly for GOD's Holy Name's Sake.
In a nutshell, we cannot turn our faces when we see evil, wickedness, and wrong doings. This is not GOD's Way. We must speak out. And if we are the "he goats" before the flock, we must set Righteous examples for those who follow, or we will have made no progress, and all of us will fall by the wayside. Think about it! Do you want to come this far to fail? Heck, we can stay in the lands of our captors and fail! Therefore, everyone, for the sake of GOD's Holy Name, must be under scrutiny, and that goes for me, i.e., if we want to build a Righteous Nation and are designated to be the Righteous Remnant.
One thing is absolutely certain, not all of us will live in GOD's Kingdom. However, that which will give everyone a significant chance to do so, is to seek to live by GOD's Book of the Law in righteousness, pray to YIHOVAH constantly that we learn to fear HIM more and more every day, and request that HE put HIS Laws and HIS Spirit in our hearts. We know from our history that we have been a rebellious People and have caused Our GOD much suffering and embarrassment. But if we use Righteous Judgment, according to GOD's Law at all times, we greatly increase our chances to be numbered among the Righteous Remnant of the Most High GOD of Israel.
I pray to YIHOVAH daily and several times a day that HE will be with us to help us during these latter days. And I have grown to depend on the following Scripture:
"But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
"Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
"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 41:8,9,10
So, far, My GOD has not let me down.
Why is it important to be ONE Nation, serve and worship YIHOVAH ONE Way, and with ONE Consent?
Unlike "Organized Religions" that were established by men who determined how to serve and worship the Creator, the Hebrew Way of Life was ordained and decreed by the Most High GOD to be taught and maintained to manifest righteousness. More importantly, the Hebrew Way of Life is to insure that all the World will serve and worship the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob according to HIS Book of the Law.
It completely baffles me how intelligent people can think that with all the different religions telling folks all kinds of different things that they can believe all these denominations are endorsed by GOD and lead to GOD. The Creator of Heaven and Earth did not establish these religions for HIS worship; man did. Thus the obvious reason for all the chaos and confusion in "Organized Religions" on this corrupt globe is attributed to the wickedness of man.
"Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter." Isaiah 56:11
The Most High GOD of Hosts made it quite clear that HE knows ONLY the Nation of Israel - the Peculiar People with whom HE made an Everlasting Covenant, and that they observe to do the Words of HIS Book of the Law.
"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
"And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
"And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
"Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God." Ezekiel 37:21 - 24
Just as it is important for GOD's Chosen People to be "One Nation," YIHOVAH will also make certain that this Nation of Israel will serve HIM "One Way" - HIS Way!
"And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:" Jeremiah 32:39
"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
"Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:
"But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people." Jeremiah 31:31 - 33
"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 a 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." Ezekiel 36:24 - 28
"Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
"For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent." Zephaniah 3:8,9
Our GOD knows that we are a rebellious people. And that being a given, this time, HE will make sure that we will never, ever turn from HIM again because HIS Laws and HIS Spirit will be in our hearts, and we will serve HIM One Way - HIS Way in Truth and in Righteousness! This will be the "New" character of the Children of Israel. HALLELUYAH!!!
How will Israelites be a Light to the Gentiles when YIHOVAH establishes HIS Glorious Empire on this Earth?
As you already know, in order to call attention to HIMSELF, the Holy ONE of Israel has always used HIS Chosen People to show forth HIS Praises. As this Most High GOD causes the World to know HIM, HE will again use HIS Peculiar People to Glorify HIM and HIS Holy Name.
The GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob revealed HIMSELF to Pharaoh down in Egypt, and HE will again reveal HIMSELF to not only the ruler in Egypt but to ALL Gentile rulers! And GOD will employ HIS Chosen People AGAIN for this glorious task to Exalt HIMSELF and HIS Holy Name.
"And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?"
II Samuel 7:23
"…Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? Where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
"That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
"As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the Lord caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name." Isaiah 63:11,12,14
Therefore, we must prepare our hearts and souls to represent Our GOD to show all the World that the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob yet lives, that HE is the true and living GOD, and that there is none else. And we must demonstrate to others that we are indeed worthy of being called by the Name of the Lord (Deuteronomy 28:9).
"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
Gentiles know that there is a group of Blacks calling themselves Israelites, GOD's Chosen People, and, although they have their doubts, they are watching us very closely and for two reasons if for nothing else. They want to know for a fact if these poor, insignificant, second-class citizens of the World are indeed the descendants of the Biblical Israelites, and they want to know if assuredly the times of the Gentiles are at an end. All the evidence lies in the hands of those of us who realize that the time is now to turn to YIHOVAH and fulfill all GOD's Blessed Words for HIS Peculiar Treasure.
The Gentile Powers will come to an end when the Nation of Israel returns to the Holy ONE of Israel in Truth and in Righteousness according to GOD's Book of the Law. And if you are watching the events of the World, you should know that Our GOD is busy, already dealing with the Nations that rule this Earth.
This Righteous Remnant of Israel that GOD will call will represent HIM. These Special People will echo GOD's Laws, Statutes, Judgments, and Ordinances and Exalt HIS Holy Name. And then this wicked World will cease to magnify false gods and will acknowledge the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and HIS ruling Empire.
"I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
"To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house." Isaiah 42:6
"Thus saith the Lord, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;" Isaiah 49:8
"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
"Now therefore, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord, even thou only." Isaiah 37:20
"But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
"For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else." Isaiah 45:17,18
We should never forget that because the Prophet Moses DID NOT sanctify the GOD of Israel at the Waters of Meribah before the Children of Israel, GOD prohibited his entering into the Land of Canaan (Numbers 27:14). But this time, it won't just be a prophet to SANCTIFY The GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, it will be the Righteous Remnant that will SANCTIFY and EXALT this Most High GOD of Hosts before the whole entire World. This way, there will be no doubt who Gentiles should recognize as the True and Living 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
"Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord." Ezekiel 38:23 [HALLELUYAH!!!]
"I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
"This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise." Isaiah 43:20,21
"…I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
"And I will set a sign among them [Israel], and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations…that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
"And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord." Isaiah 66:18,19,23
"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
"I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear." Isaiah 45:22,23
If your desire is to know Truth and to live in righteousness and to worship ONE GOD, i.e., the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, then I implore you to read and study GOD's Law and HIS Word to HIS Prophets in order to be enlightened and in tune to GOD's directives for HIS Salvation during these latter days. It's so late, My People, and if we are not on the Lord's Side, then we will be lost with all others who reject this Great and dreadful GOD. I am a Witness that Our GOD will be with us if we return to HIM with all our heart to be obedient to HIS Word and not follow the imaginations of our evil hearts.
Let it be known that Israelites have a Mission, and then, let us fulfill it in righteousness for YIHOVAH'S Holy Name's Sake. In any case, it will happen. And I assure you, it will happen in Righteousness, as the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will make it happen!
"For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
"God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.
"The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted."Psalm 47:7 - 9
ALL PRAISES AND GLORY DUE TO THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, FOR HIS EXALTATION AND GLORY, FOREVER!
HIS Servant Forever