THE LAW KEEPERS
If our leaders caused (and yet cause) us to err, and we have no "good" knowledge concerning the True and Living GOD, it behooves us to understand what it means to know GOD's Righteousness.
"Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!" Isaiah 5:23
I have asked a few people, "What is Righteousness?" And ironically, each one who heard what the other said confidently mentioned something else. Most said that it is "NOT" doing evil and "NOT" doing wickedness or "NOT" doing this or that. Well, that's "NOT" good enough because they speak only of what "NOT" to do. That which we all need to know, including the Gentiles who seek to do GOD's Will, is the meaning of "Righteousness" - GOD's Righteousness and what all we need "TO DO" to become Righteous individuals and/or better yet, the Righteous Remnant that GOD will call (Joel 2:32).
The Most High GOD of Israel designed the only true "Way of Life" that defines, teaches, and manifests "Righteousness." This is what we need to know and understand to do in order to be able to represent the All-Mighty GOD and Creator, speak in HIS Name, and be a "Light" to the World for HIS Exaltation and Praise. It's all about being a "Holy" People because the LORD Our GOD of Israel is Righteous and "HOLY" (Leviticus 11:44).
"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." Isaiah 45:19
"The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God." Jeremiah 51:10
Incidentally, the Most High GOD of Hosts, the Creator spoke of "UNRIGHTEOUSNESS" just before the flood and used some of the same wording as did folks I questioned about Righteousness:
"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." Genesis 6:5
Evil and wickedness has been a part of our lives for a very, very long time, before the "Flood" and much more afterwards. Hence, the reason for the 40 day and 40 night Flood that caused this deadly destruction. However, it would appear that the people living during the days of Noah also had an opportunity to live Righteously but chose to live wickedly. Otherwise, the Merciful GOD would not have destroyed them had they walked HIS Paths of Righteousness, as did Noah.
"But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God." Genesis 6:8,9
How is it that Noah was so "perfect?" How is it that he "walked with GOD?" What did Noah do that others did not?
"As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him." Psalm 18:30
Evidently, GOD, the Creator had declared what was right "TO DO" to the people of Noah's day and had told them to live according to HIS Ways. Unfortunately, most of them refused and rejected this knowledge. But Noah was obedient and was saved!
"The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
"And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth." Genesis 6:11,12
The Most High GOD, the Creator told Noah, " for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation" (Genesis 7:1). There's that word, "Righteous" again! There is no question that Noah was obedient to GOD's Word. He had to be in order for GOD to call him "just, perfect, and righteous."
So, what are GOD's Ways of Righteousness that we should know??? This is what's important. We must be knowledgeable of the same wisdom and understanding that Noah possessed, so that this Great and Everlasting GOD will also establish HIS Covenant with us, i.e., the Covenant HE made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who, by the way, were also obedient to GOD's Law and directives (Genesis 18:19 and 26:5).
Would the Merciful Creator of the Heavens and the Earth form "man" and "not" advise him of how he should live on this Earth? No; GOD would not do this, and indeed HE told Adam from the very beginning what he could and could not do. As we all know, Adam did not listen. Obviously, GOD also informed Noah of the Righteous Paths he should take, as well. And proof of this is that Noah had knowledge of clean and unclean beasts (Genesis7:2). This is evidence that Noah was well aware of GOD's Paths of Righteousness - HIS Ways - HIS Dietary Laws (Leviticus 11th and Deuteronomy 14th Chapters) that would enable Noah to be just and perfect in GOD's Eyes.
It would appear that we all know the definition of "unrighteousness." But it would also appear that we have no understanding of exactly what will make us a "just" people to enable us to "walk" with Our GOD.
First and foremost we need to know the True and Living GOD and Creator and what HE "requires." The GOD that formed Adam is the same GOD that chose Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and that Delivered the Nation of Israel out of Egypt! HE is the First and the Last and the ONLY Savior, ever!!!
"Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any." Isaiah 44:8
" I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
"He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he." Deuteronomy 32:3,4
"So the LORD alone did lead him [the Nation of Israel], and there was no strange god with him." Deuteronomy 32:12 [Brackets are mine.]
THEREFORE, THOROUGHLY UNDERSTAND THAT JC WAS NOT THERE IN THE WILDERNESS WITH THE NATION OF ISRAEL! THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL WANTED (THEN) AND STILL WANTS (NOW) ALL THE SANCTIFICATION AND ALL THE GLORY FOR HIMSELF!!! (Please note Numbers 27:14)
" 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
"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
"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 58:1,2
"And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
"And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly." Genesis 17:1,2
"And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations." Exodus 3:15
"But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
"And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish." Deuteronomy 8:18,19
"For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance." Deuteronomy 32:9
"And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage where thou wast made to serve." Isaiah 14:3
Noah did not know GOD as being the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob because GOD made a Covenant with these great men long after the flood. Even so, unequivocally, this is the GOD of the "Old Testament" - the ONLY GOD! This is the GOD that we should know for HE alone is the True and Living GOD that created all things. This is the GOD that will be served and worshipped when HIS Kingdom is on this Earth, and HE ALONE will be Exalted, Praised, and Glorified.
"Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
"I have declared, and have saved, and I have showed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God." Isaiah 43:10, 12
"And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel." Isaiah 45:3
"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
"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." Jeremiah 3:17
Now that there is no question concerning the identity of the Most High GOD of Hosts, i.e., the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, let's determine, using HIS Word, HIS Way, HIS Understanding, HIS Truth, and HIS Righteousness for us.
"And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them." Exodus 24:12
"And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying,
" that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;
"And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses." Leviticus 10:8,10,11
"And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the LORD thy God.
"Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day."
"But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul." Joshua 22:5
LET'S GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT! After the All-Mighty GOD of Israel gave HIS Chosen People, the Seed of Jacob, HIS Righteous Laws, Statutes, and Judgments to live and do, as a Way of Life, HE told them that they must be kept in the land of Canaan - the land HE gave to them. Then HE said that "cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this Law to do them" (Deuteronomy 27:26). GOD never changed HIS Law or HIS Ordinances. And it would not make any sense at all for GOD to revoke HIS Law, especially since, according to the above Scripture, the ones who did not resolve to keep it would be cursed! Our GOD is a "Just" GOD and fair in HIS dealings with us.
"Man" has changed GOD's Law and HIS Ordinances (Isaiah 24:5) - NOT GOD!!! Because of the evil and wickedness of the Nation of Israel in forsaking the Holy ONE of Israel and HIS Law, Our GOD enabled our enemies to rule over us. And when "every nation" established its own corrupt kingdom and/or empire, they also established their own false gods (II Kings 17:29) complete with their own man-made doctrines, and Rome was no exception.
For example, man changed GOD's Seventh Day of Rest to Sunday worship and published a so-called "New Testament" to justify his ill conceived Christian theology. GOD's Holy Sabbath Day of Rest is a "sign and a perpetual covenant" between HIM and HIS People Israel (Exodus 31:16). Therefore, how in the World can mere man change that which GOD has literally set in stone??? And how can this same mere man substitute GOD's Holy Days (Leviticus 23 rd Chapter) for his so-called religious holidays??? It's time for the Dry Bones to realize the GOD's Truth and "live."
" thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
"For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
"But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
"See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil:
"In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it." Deuteronomy 30:10,11,14 - 16
" Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams." I Samuel 15:22
"I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only." Psalm 71:16
"Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.
"Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD." Leviticus 18:4,5
"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 wise and understanding people.
"For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
"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 4:5 - 8
"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
"What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it." Deuteronomy 12:32
"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." Deuteronomy 14:2
"But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you." Jeremiah 7:23
"He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Micah 6:8
"Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
"Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
"And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel." Exodus 19:4 - 6
For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
"For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy." Leviticus 11:44, 45 (See also Leviticus 19:2)
"Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.
"And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you." Leviticus 20:7,8
"Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, "
"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
"Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
"Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
"The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
"The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:" Deuteronomy 4:15 - 18
It would appear that by keeping GOD's Law and living it to do it in Righteousness, we make ourselves a "Holy" people. Our Priests and all that we do will be considered "Holy" if done according to what thus "Saith the Lord."
"For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee." Deuteronomy 23:14
"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
"I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
"That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them." Deuteronomy 30:19,20
Now, we know exactly what GOD Loves and desires of us, and with this knowledge, we also know what it means to be disobedient to GOD's Word.
So, now, what is "UNRIGHTEOUSNESS?" And why did the All-Mighty GOD of Israel curse HIS Chosen People?
"And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none."
"None calleth for justice, nor any pledeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
"And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
"Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment." Isaiah 59:4,14,15
"Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you." Jeremiah 5:25
Wouldn't it make sense that "UNRIGHTEOUSNESS" is disobedience to GOD's Law and HIS Word to HIS Prophets? Let's see; yes, let us see what the All-Mighty GOD has to say about this:
"O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? Thou has stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou has consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
"Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God." Jeremiah 5:3,4
"Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it." Jeremiah 6:19
"That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
"Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:" Isaiah 30: 9,10
"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." Isaiah 59:8,9
"I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was no good, after their own thoughts;" Isaiah 65:2
"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein." Jeremiah 6:16
"and they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction." Jeremiah 32:33
"For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry."
I Samuel 15:23
"And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts." Malachi 3:5
Therefore, isn't it safe to say that "unrighteousness" is disobedience to GOD's Law - "sin," iniquity, i.e., NOT doing as GOD Commanded and living according to HIS Will and HIS WAY? Isn't it also safe to say that "unrighteousness" is idolatry and the worship of man and other false gods, forsaking the hungry, poor, fatherless, and the widow, and all evil and wickedness?
"If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
"If thy break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
"Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes."
Psalm 89:30 - 32
"That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:" Isaiah 30:9
"And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:" Isaiah 58:10
"And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands." Jeremiah 1:16
"Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast fosaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts." Jeremiah 2:19
"And the LORD saith they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein;
"But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their father taught them:" Jeremiah 9:13
"And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword." Ezekiel 39:23
I think GOD's Prophet Moses said it best:
"For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands." Deuteronomy 31:29
"And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; If ye will not hearken to me, to walk in my law, which I have set before you,
"To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;
"Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth." Jeremiah 26:4 - 6
GOD's Righteous Kingdom
"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." Isaiah 10:20
"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.
"And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
"And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve," Isaiah 14:1 - 3
"Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
"Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of pray: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
"The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him." Isaiah 56:6 - 8
"The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
"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.
"For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.
"Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
"The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
"Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
"Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified." Isaiah 60:14 - 21
"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.
"And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD" for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more." Jeremiah 31:31 - 34
"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:
"And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me .
"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 32:39 - 42
"And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited." Ezekiel 36:35
"The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
"The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.
"The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
"Behold, at that time I will undo all that affflict 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.
"At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD." Zephaniah 3:13,15,17,19,20
"Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
"In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
"Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
"But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land." Jeremiah 23:5 - 8
"But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
"Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof." Jeremiah 30:9,18
"And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.
"And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine." Ezekiel 47:9,12
"But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall." Malachi 4:2
"In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land." Jeremiah 33:15
"For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts." Malachi 1:11
The Most High GOD of Israel leads those in the way that they should go, but we must first have willing hearts and be ready to fear and worship Our GOD, YIHOVAH, in Righteousness which can only be ACCORDING TO HIS LAW. Take heed that we seek this Great and Dreadful GOD while HE may be found. HE will not wait forever. Take heed that we declare HIS Holy Name unto our brethren [and the whole World] in the midst of the congregation, let us Praise HIM. Let us fear Our LORD GOD of Israel - all the seed of Jacob, let us Glorify HIM - all of us together - the whole House of Israel (Psalm 22:22,23). LET US MAKE UP THE RIGHTEOUS REMNANT THAT GOD WILL CALL TO SHOW FORTH HIS PRAISES!
"Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
"O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:" Isaiah 48:17,18
The Most High GOD, the Creator of the Universe did not create the Earth in vain. HE formed it to be inhabited with people who love and fear HIM and who are obedient to HIS Law. Although GOD Promised never to destroy all flesh again with water, HE will bring down HIS Wrath upon this Gentile World System and all connected to it, as well as those, Israelites and others, who do not seek HIS Paths to live Righteously.
The Holy ONE of Israel has been waiting a very long time for us to return to HIM and HIS Law in Righteousness. And because some of us have indeed returned to HIM, HE has heard our prayers to return us to our heritage. Read the following Scripture, and believe it!
"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:
"That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey " Jeremiah 11:3 - 5
We owe everything to this Great GOD of Hosts that cared enough to send us HIS Angels and HIS Prophets, so that we might learn about HIS Paths of Righteousness and be knowledgeable of this ONE and ONLY True and Living GOD; Blessed be HIS Holy Name forever and ever! Our GOD has been forgotten, but we will revive HIM as we return to HIM in Righteousness with our whole heart and soul.
Let's show our appreciation to Our GOD of Israel by preparing our hearts to return to HIM, Live HIS Law, and rejoice in HIS Truth and in HIS Salvation, as we go about representing HIM and none else.
LET US EXALT YIHOVAH AND HIS LAW BEFORE THE WORLD IN TRUTH AND IN RIGHTEOUSNESS FOREVERMORE!
Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel
For HIS Holy Name's Sake