THE IMPORTANCE OF
THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL
TAKING HIS PEOPLE INTO THE WILDERNESS
"Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the LORD,
and with your children's children will I plead."
"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."
Ezekiel 20:34 - 36
March 29, 2010
As things exist today with the SEED of Jacob, we are still living in the lands of our captors and in lands under the control of Gentiles. Regardless of where these places might be, including the Land of Israel, we are not at liberty to implant and instill GOD's Laws, Statutes, and Judgments and live by the Hebrew Israelite Culture that HE Ordained. Moreover, we are conditioned by the culture and the ways of the Gentiles whether we admit it or not. Cease to observe Gentile laws and their constitution, and see just how quickly their judgments will manifest against lawbreakers.
Hence, the SEED of Jacob is under the absolute influence and control of the ways of the Gentiles, and Hebrew garb, the Hebrew Language, and Hebrew Spirituality have no bearing on the real rule and legislature that exists in every facet of this present Gentile World System. In spite of where Israelites live in this world, we are unable to worship Our GOD of Israel according to the Righteous Way of Life that HE has "cast up", i.e., ways we are Commanded to observe IN THE LAND and particularly in Jerusalem.
Although we are aware of the Laws, Statutes, Judgments, and Ordinances that Our GOD of Israel gave to HIS Servant and Prophet Moses to teach to the Children of Israel, we do not all agree upon how they are to be kept. In truth we do not agree even when presented with Hebrew Scriptures showing where the GOD of Israel gives detailed, step-by-step rules to follow. Even though these LAWS are mentioned numerous times throughout the Hebrew Scriptures, we still find reason to either debate the issues or even reject them altogether. This is not what Israelites are supposed to do. GOD's WORD and HIS LAW were not given to us for debate. It was given to us to be lived as it is written, to make us Righteous, and to make us a Holy People unto the GOD of Israel! And since we have these disputes over what is written, nonetheless, believe me, we most certainly need to go into the Wilderness and as soon as possible! First and foremost, we must fully understand that GOD's WORD is awesome and astounding and not to be taken lightly. And until we can fathom the POWER and substance in HIS WORD and in HIS Holy Name, then we will never know the True and Living GOD of Abraham and Moses, whether we go into the Wilderness or not.
"I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name
for thy loving kindness and for thy truth:
THOU HAS MAGNIFIED THY WORD ABOVE ALL THY NAME.
All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD,
when they hear the words of thy mouth."
BELIEF IN THE GOD OF ISRAEL AND IN JC
Above all, the things that divide Israelites and cause a plethora of serious animosity among us is the belief in the GOD of Israel and also in the Christian man-god, JC. The SEED of Jacob must go into the Wilderness, so that the GOD of Israel can again demonstrate HIS Wonders in order that the Children of Israel will again know the ONE True and Living GOD and learn to FEAR HIM with all their heart, soul, and might. Whatever trials Our GOD will set before us, we will know to Trust in HIM and to FEAR HIM and to sincerely and genuinely call upon HIS Holy Name in Truth and in Righteousness. And those who believed in this man-god, JC, will realize that there is but ONE GOD and that HE is the GOD of Israel, and there is NONE ELSE.
THE CREATOR GOD's
HOLY SEVENTH DAY SABBATH OF COMPLETE REST
If you know me or have heard of me, then you knew this was coming… Another issue that deeply divides Israelites is the way we observe GOD's Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST. Does the GOD of Israel really expect us to expend energy traveling to a meeting place to worship HIM on HIS Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST, against every Law of the Holy Sabbath Day or does HE want us to stay in our places on HIS Holy Seventh Day, exactly as it is Commanded of us and as it is written in Exodus 16:29:
"See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day."
"And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed." Exodus 31:12 – 17
The GOD of Israel has made sure that we would have well-written and precise passages explaining exactly how HE wants HIS People to keep the weekly Holy Seventh Day Sabbath, as well, HE specifies what we should NOT DO on this Holy Day! Nevertheless, some of us who are stuck in Gentile ways cannot forego meeting on the Holy Seventh Day, even though GOD's LAW emphatically speaks against it. One can only assume that Israelites ignore Exodus 16:29 because, like the Christians who worship on Sunday, they want to hold meetings on Saturday, even though there is nothing in the Hebrew Scriptures that verifies Israelites traveling or assembling on GOD's Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST.
On GOD's Holy Day of Complete REST/"Shabbatone", Israelites will schedule Unity Shabbots, Conferences, Conventions, Sabbath Services, Hebrew Language Classes, and a new one coming up planned for September 18, called "The International Day of Remembrance" on this Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST. The work required to fulfill the objectives of this Remembrance project on GOD's Holy REST Day appears to abolish the sin of gathering sticks on the Sabbath (Numbers 15:32). Actually, the labor that is proposed for this program on the Sabbath promises a day of more work than the reason for this gathering, and to even suggest that the GOD of Israel has a hand in this Remembrance on HIS Holy Day of Complete REST is a stretch of the imagination.
Not only that, at some of these gatherings, Israelites are served hot food, if you can believe it. Amazingly, Israelites will even drive their cars and pay tolls and pay for public transportation on this Holy Day and, as a result put in long hours on this REST DAY, mind you – long hours of work, nonetheless! And when in the middle of all this work, people will have the audacity to believe that the CREATOR GOD is in agreement with what they are doing.
The many people who support these affairs clearly have no knowledge of GOD's Law of the Holy Seventh Day Sabbath of Complete REST. Ironically the purpose of this Day of Remembrance concerns seeking GOD's forgiveness and asking that HE bring the nation of Yisrael back into the bond of the covenant while at the same time profaning HIS Holy Day. Will the GOD of Israel compromise HIS LAW that HE cast up for the Nation of Israel to live and do? Will the GOD of Israel excuse this work and activity on HIS Holy Sabbath Day because some people took it upon themselves to make it a special day to pay tribute to HIM? Did the GOD of Israel excuse Uzzah for putting forth his hand to stabilize the Ark (II Samuel 6:6,7) when only the Levites were permitted to do the service of the Ark (Numbers 4:15; Deu. 10:8)? Did the GOD of Israel excuse King Saul for offering a sacrifice unto HIM for supplication, even though it is only given to the Levite Priests to make sacrifices (I Sam. 13:9 - 12)? Will the GOD of Israel make exceptions to HIS Law of the Holy Seventh Day, all because people want to honor HIM on this day? Or, in the words of Samuel, "… 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). We know this, but amazingly instead of returning back to the LAW, we are going backwards when we take GOD's Name in vain and use it for an agenda that HE is totally against!
When we leave out of our places on the very day that the GOD of Israel said to "…abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day", and "Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed", why then isn't it crystal clear to us that scheduling these functions on the Holy Sabbath of Complete REST are NOT obeying the voice of the LORD?
Wake up, Israel!!! The GOD of Israel will not compromise HIS LAW! HIS Righteous Way of Life is forever, and the fact that we are under the control of Gentiles proves that Our GOD of Israel will not relent and will not honor our agendas or play games with us. We must choose to live by HIS LAW without altering it or face the consequences, for as we well know, as it is written, "rebels" will be purged in the Second Wilderness. The Holy Seventh Day serves a profound purpose. It is the Day of the CREATOR's REST, which is a "Sign" between HIM and HIS Covenant People, and HE expects us to observe it exactly as HE has Commanded! In point of fact, the GOD of Israel used HIS Holy Sabbath to prove the Children of Israel (Exodus 16th Chapter), whether they will keep HIS LAW or no. What is there to say that HE is not testing us again? THINK, Israel! When the GOD of Israel said that there will only be a Remnant to return (Isaiah 10:20-22), HE obviously has a plan to weed out the rebels, i.e., weed out those who have no intentions to obey HIS Voice.
"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made." Genesis 2:1 – 3
See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day." Exodus 16:29
"Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed." Exodus 23:12
"And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God." Exodus 31:12 – 18
"Thus said the LORD unto me; Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, whereby the kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem; And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the LORD, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates: Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction. And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein; Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever. And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the LORD. But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched." Jeremiah 17:19 – 27
"Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou. And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day." Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
I have yet to read where the CREATOR GOD of Israel annulled HIS above Commandments.
Those who plan these gatherings on GOD's Seventh Day of Complete REST do not take to heart that this Holy Day is a "Sign" between the Holy ONE of Israel and HIS People, the Children of Israel. But again, some Israelites want it their way in order that they might fulfill their agendas. Notwithstanding, at the end of the day, GOD's WORD and HIS LAW of the Holy Sabbath Day will prevail, and those who do not take heed to this LAW will pay the consequences!
We have got to learn the Expectations of Our GOD of Israel and what HE requires of us in regard to HIS Holy Seventh Day, and the reason is that the penalty for defiling it is death. Thus, we cannot choose to observe it as we see fit, but we must observe it as we are Commanded – as it is written in GOD's WORD. The Law of the Sabbath is not an option! Despite the debates I have had with Israelites and despite GOD's WORD presented on this issue concerning how to observe it and about profaning this Holy Day of REST, it will take the CREATOR GOD of Israel to resolve this matter and IN THE WILDERNESS.
In this vein, is another matter that entails when the Holy Sabbath Day begins. If the CREATOR GOD gives us an example of when to begin each new day, which is in the evening, then this is what we have to abide by, but that, too, is a problem. Some people choose to believe that the Holy Sabbath Day starts in the morning and ends in the evening. Why, when the CREATOR in the First Chapter of Genesis gave us a perfect example of calling each new day of the week. Yet, we still have to debate when each day begins. This debate, as well, is ongoing but will be resolved in the Wilderness.
BARLEY SEARCH VS. USING THE LIGHTED SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS
TO CITE OUR SEASONS, DAYS, AND YEARS
Now, last but certainly not least, we have the Week of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread to contend with. Passover is the MEMORIAL unto the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for bringing the Children of Israel, our forebears, out of Egyptian bondage. This is the observance the CREATOR GOD of Israel said to keep IN ITS SEASON. In this SEASON the GOD of Israel said to mark the BEGINNING of Months unto Israelites. Yet, a "barley search" is thrown into the Observance of Passover causing some Israelites this year to observe this WEEK earlier than we should.
"Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year." Exodus 13:10
"This day came ye out in the month Abib." Exodus 13:4
"And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you." Exodus 12:1,2
"In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even." Exodus 12:18
Only the CREATOR's Ordinance in Genesis 1:14 can be used to determine the Season, the Month, and the Day (fourteenth at evening) of Passover. These three entities are very distinct periods of TIME, and they must all be associated with and derived from the Lighted Signs in the Heavens.
Hence, is it not of greater significance to know the "SEASON" in which Israelites are Commanded to keep Passover than to observe and justify a "barley search" that has no basis or inference at all written about it in the Law of the Passover, in Hebrew Israelite Culture, or in the Hebrew Scriptures? And just for the record, "barley" is a harvested product of the "Spring Season" – not of the Winter.
"…although we do watch the agricultural calendar here in Israel, and in particular the ripening of the barley, this is merely an arbitrary point, for if you wait for the year to begin after the vernal equinox, you will always have ripe barley Logically think to yourself, if the year could only begin when the barley is ripe in Israel, then how did Noah know when to begin the year? Or how did the Israelites start the year in Egypt when they were there for several hundred years?
Still, when the CREATOR explains how HIS Ordinance in Genesis 1:14 determines the Seasons, Days, and Years, by HIS LIGHTS in the Heavens, some Israelites prefer to use their own means and earthly resource to call the Season and the Beginning of Months unto us. They believe that both of these times are determined by a plant "out of the ground" and not by GOD's Lights in the "Heavens", as HE has indicated.
Please see my Message on GOD's CALENDAR:
If and when this plant is found, then some Israelites believe that the next New Moon, whether it is the Winter Season or not, determines that it is time to prepare for Passover. They completely disregard the CREATOR's Ordinance in Genesis 1:14 explaining to mankind how to measure TIME:
"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:"
As we well know, Genesis demonstrates the Seasons, Days, and Years and the number of days in a week, and tells us that the Heavens provide a means of measuring TIME, which is via the Lighted Signs in the "firmament". However, this information is not used for the purpose GOD intended and established it. Hence, there is an annual debate on an unfounded "barley search" vs. using the Lighted Signs in the Heavens to call the Seasons, Days, and Years that takes place in the month of March.
When was this "barley search" instituted, anyway? It could not have been when the Israelites were down in Egypt, and that's a fact. Pharaoh had set up cruel taskmasters to put even more work upon the Children of Israel. Before Moses went to Pharaoh, the Israelites were provided with straw. After Moses told Pharaoh to let the Children of Israel go serve the GOD of Israel, he commanded that they gather their own straw for making bricks (Exodus Fifth Chapter). Hence, this "barley search" is anything but what the GOD of Israel Commanded.
If the GOD of Israel has warned us to TAKE HEED to keep HIS LAW AS IT IS WRITTEN, how then can we in good faith lead people to observe a "barley search" that is clearly an imagination that has been ADDED to GOD's Book of the Law, and then debate the issue year after year, as if it is a Commandment? Not under any circumstances can we add to GOD's Book of the Law and certainly not to the Law of the Passover, but we must keep and observe GOD's LAWS, all of them, as written. To change GOD's Law of the Passover in any way at all diminishes its significance. And for this particular year, 2010, the "barley searchers" began Passover a month too soon. They chose the New Moon of the Winter Season for the BEGINNING of months unto us.
"If 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." Deuteronomy 30:10
"Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;" Joshua 23:6
"And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant." II Kings 23:21
"Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you." Deuteronomy 4:2
"Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left." Deuteronomy 5:32
For sure we can now all understand the import, reason, and need for going into the Wilderness where Our GOD of Israel will again teach us of all HIS Ways and the Paths we must walk, as they are written.
When debating what's written, as in the case of GOD's Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST and determining the start of the "Spring Season", and Passover Week, I often ask, "What could the CREATOR GOD of Israel have said to make us understand how HE wants us to observe HIS Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST and how to determine our Seasons, Days, and Years?" However, there has never been a response to justify not following what's written. All the Laws/passages on the debates presented herein are crystal clear and require only that we be obedient and observe them as written.
By going into the Wilderness, for once and for all, Our GOD of Israel will be afforded the opportune time to settle this dispute about a "barley search" as to whether it is a factor for determining the Passover observance or not.
WHAT MUST WE CALL THE GOD OF ISRAEL?
There are other issues also that divide us, but they pale in comparison to the ones listed above that literally cause hatred and disdain among us. The one topic that should not even be an issue is, "What to call the Most High CREATOR GOD of Israel?" Now, this one takes the cake. It is surprising how many people imagine GOD's feelings when it comes to this matter. And they totally disregard what the GOD of Israel said in Exodus 3:15 concerning HIS True, Holy Name: "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."
This is HIS Name, but still, it is quite all right to call HIM other Sacred names of endearment – whatever we are comfortable with and whatever our hearts respectfully desire to use to call upon HIM or to make reference to HIM. Since I found my GOD of Israel, I have called upon HIM mainly in English (for two reasons), and HE has not only heard me, but HE has Blessed me tremendously – ALL PRAISES TO HIS HOLY NAME and HIS MERCIFUL KINDNESS.
I am comfortable in using a language that I understand, and I do consult the Hebrew when the need arises. All should realize that Our GOD is there to help us seek wisdom, if that is our desire, regardless of what language we speak. Also, when Newcomers from the States first come into the knowledge of GOD's LAW, they are more at ease studying GOD's WORD in English when seeking to understand it. They should not have to learn Hebrew before learning that which is required of us to live and do to return to the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Consider how the Prophets and King David called upon the GOD of Israel. That should suffice. After all, no one knows and no one can describe the joy and the thrill that we experience after finding Our True and Living SAVIOR, the GOD of Israel. No one can imagine just how much we are determined to put HIM in our hearts and hold on to HIM forever. But the GOD of Israel sees and reads our hearts. HE knows from our obedience and how we call upon HIM all hours of the day and all hours of the night whether we are genuine or not! And it is up to HIM to determine the appropriateness of how we refer to and identify HIM, Our ONLY SAVIOR. In truth this should not be a concern for others. Upon our return to Our GOD of Israel, HE will give us a pure language, as HE has said. Know that if he can confound a language and make an ass talk, it will be nothing for HIM to put whatever HE wants in our hearts along with HIS LAWS and HIS Spirit. Nevertheless, if this is an issue with the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, then one can be sure that it, too, will be resolved in the Wilderness.
"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 3:9
In my opinion, Our GOD of Israel is ecstatic just to know that we have HIM in our thoughts and in our spirits, and to call upon HIM by whatever Holy Name that makes reference to the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is probably exactly what HE wants. Given all the people of different nations and tongues who will turn to the Holy ONE of Israel, you can bet that HE will be called by many Divine Names and all will be a reference to the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. In the Wilderness, you will understand exactly what I mean.
THE SECOND WILDERNESS
PROPHESIED BY EZEKIEL
The GOD of Israel used the First Wilderness to get the Children of Israel to FEAR HIM, to cleanse them of Egyptian Culture, and to teach them HIS Book of the Law. The Second Wilderness spoken of by the Prophet Ezekiel will serve the same purpose. GOD's Prophet Jeremiah speaks of this time, as well, but he also tells us that Our GOD of Israel will not only cleanse us but that HE will pardon our iniquities, as well.
"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
"And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me." Jeremiah 33:8
More importantly, this time, there will be a great separation. The wicked and disobedient will not be joined with those who Fear the GOD of Israel to keep HIS LAW in Righteousness. They will not enter HIS Land to again defile it in HIS FACE and profane HIS Holy Name. So, yes, the Wilderness will also be the place where the stiffnecked will be purged and left for dead.
"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 20:35 – 38
"The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth." Psalm 11:5
In this Second Wilderness is where the CREATOR will make for HIMSELF a "Great Nation", a Covenant People that will be molded and Created to obey HIS LAWS without debating their relevance.
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth." Genesis 1:26 – 28
"This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD." Psalm 102:18
People who will be in the CREATOR's Image, which means "in Holiness and in Righteousness" will be that Righteous Remnant that will return.
"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
"Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy." Leviticus 19:2
"And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine." Leviticus 20:26
"For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield." Psalm 5:12
"For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright." Psalm 11:7
There are too many diverse imaginations, agendas, and beliefs among us, and only Our GOD of Israel can resolve these issues that exist and that completely tear us apart.
"…they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter." Isaiah 56:11
Moreover, if we love Our GOD of Israel, we would not want to carry this animosity into HIS Holy Land and especially not into HIS Holy City. We will be glad to know the GOD's Truth and to live it for HIS Holy Name's Sake. Let us leave out of the Wilderness and enter the Land of Israel with ONE CONSENT.
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name." Malachi 3:16
"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
Thus, the GOD of Israel knows that it is absolutely a must to take the SEED of Jacob into the Wilderness before resettling us in the Land of Israel. And I, for one, am in full agreement with HIS well-thought out Plan, to prepare us for living Righteously under the Seed of King David when we return to show forth HIS PRAISE.
"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." Ezekiel 20:34,35
If HE loves us, then indeed, the CREATOR GOD of Israel will most definitely take us into the Wilderness and make us over by cleansing us and putting HIS LAW in our hearts, so that we will be happy to live by HIS Ways of Righteousness and so that we will never ever turn from HIM again.
For those of us who aren't barley observers but who are observers who keep faith in the CREATOR's WORD to let the "LIGHTS" in the Heavens "be for SIGNS, and for Seasons, and for Days, and Years", let us first await the "Spring Season" of Passover and then the following New Moon Crescent Watch thereafter for marking the BEGINNING of Months unto us – our Hebrew New Year. May our Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread be filled with the wonderful memories of the GOD of Israel's Miraculous WORKS and HIS Hand in Delivering the Children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage. And may there be plenteous prayers for our Freedom, as well.
Let the Holy ONE of Israel Bless all who seek to follow HIS Ways for therein is our Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding and our ticket out of the lands of our captors.
"And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.
"But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;" Deuteronomy 4:27,29,30
"And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee." Deuteronomy 30:1 - 3
Have a Blessed Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread, and may we soon find solace in the Wilderness under the teaching and guidance of GOD's very own hand-picked Teachers and Pastors.
"I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil."
"Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them."
"For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more:
he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry;
when he shall hear it, he will answer thee."
"And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD;
and great shall be the peace of thy children. In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear:
and from terror; for it shall not come near thee."
"Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree,
and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.
Turn, O backsliding children,
saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city,
and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
And I will give you pastors according to mine heart,
which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding."
Jeremiah 3:13 - 15
“O taste and see that the LORD is good:
blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”
BE EXALTED, LORD GOD OF ISRAEL. TAKE BACK YOUR UNIVERSE AND SHOW THE WORLD THAT YOU ALONE ARE THE ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD, the All-Mighty GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel!
BLESS THE LORD, YIHOVAH,
GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB,
BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL
AND ALL THAT IS WITHIN ME, BLESS HIS HOLY NAME!
Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake!