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Yom Kippur
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
The HOLY BIBLE is an EXTRAORDINARY BOOK, expressing many norms and principles that have maintained their validity throughout thousands of years.  It proclaims a vision of faith for men that is still valid and awaiting realization. 

 

YOM KIPPUR      
"In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, from evening to evening, you shall afflict your souls, exercise self-denial; and do no work at allFor on this day atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you of all your sinsIt is a SABBATH OF REPENTANCEa statute forever." [Leviticus (Vayikra) 16. 29-31; 23. 27, 32 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

Yom Kippur is the day of afflicting your souls. Perhaps the most important day of the Jewish Year, this is a day for repentance and forgiveness.  Compare Leviticus to James and learn see for yourself how this "Sabbath of Sabbaths" is meaningful for true followers of MESSIAH YESHUA today. 

 

Jews afflict their soul on Yom Kippur by fasting & praying.  On the Day of Atonement in the Temple, the High Priest would announce: "O YEHOWAH, YOUR people, the House of Israel, have committed iniquity, have transgressed, have sinned before YOU! I beseech YOU by the NAME of YEHOWAH, make YOUR atonement for the iniquities and for the transgressions and for the sins wherein YOUR people, the House of Israel, have committed iniquity, have transgressed and sinned before YOU; as it is written in the TORAH of YOUR servant Moses, saying   "For on this Day atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you from all your sins; that you may be clean before YEHOWAH." [Leviticus (Vayikra) 16. 30 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

ALMIGHTY GOD pronounced a terrible decree upon those who did not have a day in which their sins were atoned for.   But GOD OMNIPOTENT, in HIS mercy, has provided the WAY in which everyone can have a Day of Atonement — the ONLY WAY of forgiveness. . . HIS NAME is "YESHUAIMMANU-EL, GOD with us." 

 

"For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have assigned it to you for making an atonement for your lives upon the altar; it is the BLOOD, as life, that effects expiation." [Leviticus (Vayikra) 17. 11 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

This is a prophecy of MESSIAH, the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL to come.  HE would be the INNOCENT SUBSTITUTE.  Even as the innocent bulls and goats of the OLD COVENANT ceremonies who "shed their blood" — would die — and by this death the sins of the people would be forgiven.   The OMNISCIENT LORD OF HOSTS gave HIS SON, YESHUA, as THE ATONEMENT for the soul when HIS blood was shed for our sin! 

 

On Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), "Aaron shall take two he-goats and shall place lots upon them; one marked for the LORD and the other marked for Azazel (Scapegoat) ...and Aaron shall bring forward the goat designated by lot for the LORD, which he is to offer as a sin offering." [Leviticus (Vayikra) 16. 8 - 9 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

The goat, on which the lot marked for the LORD GOD fell, was slain — its blood carried by the High Priest into the Holy of Holies and placed upon the Mercy Seat.  The High Priest had already taken the blood of a bullock into the Holiest for himself.  When he returned to the people after their atonement — it was the second time the priest had made his appearance before them!  And so it is with the GREATER HIGH PRIEST WHO came once to give HIS OWN blood.  After the FATHER'S acceptance of the SACRIFICE, when the sins of the people are forgiven, YESHUA ha'MASHIACH will return at the appointed second time! 

 

"Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the iniquities and transgressions of the Israelites putting them on the head of the goat; and it shall be sent off to the wilderness." [Leviticus (Vayikra) 16. 21 Tanakh, Torah]  This Scapegoat (Hebrew: Azazel) would carry the sins of the people far from them; it was a substitute; it was made sin that the people might be excused from the penalty of their sins!   YESHUA ha'MASHIACH was the SCAPEGOAT, for HE was the SUBSTITUTE WHO died outside the city of Jerusalem. . . (in the wilderness — "outside the gate" Hebrews 13.12).  JESUS of NAZARETH was made sin that we might be made the righteousness of GOD in HIM!  HE carried our sins away from us, removing them as far away as the east is from the west.   MESSIAH has done more than "cover up" our sins, HE has blotted them out with HIS precious blood; they are to be remembered against us no more!   "Much more then, having now been justified by HIS blood, we shall be saved from wrath through HIM. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to GOD through the death of HIS SON, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by HIS life." [Romans 5. 9 - 10] 

 

Our WONDERFUL SAVIOR, by the sacrifice of HIMSELF, has inscribed our names in the LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE and we shall never be separated from HIM.   No longer is it necessary that a goat or bullock have its blood shed for the remission of sins once every year, for GOD'S LAMB shed HIS blood ONCE FOR ALL.  Jew or Gentile who believe in HIM can rejoice that there is a Yom Kippur for time and eternity made possible through the PERFECT KAPPORAH (sacrificial covering) this UNIQUE ONE is Yeshua, THE ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON OF THE LIVING GOD

 

Have you found the blood of atonement? "Behold! The LAMB OF GOD WHO takes away the sin of the world!" [John 1. 29]  Are you trusting in GOD'S SMITTEN LAMB, the SUPREME SACRIFICE? The LORD MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS — the only ONE WHO can satisfy your soul! 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Welcome Shabbos Shabbason! According to the TORAH, Yom Kippur is called "Shabbos Shabbason" — a day of total rest.
 O LORD our GRACIOUS & MERCIFUL GOD, YOU have given us in love this Sabbath Day for holiness and rest, the Day of Atonement for pardon, forgiveness, and atonement that we may, in love, obtain pardon thereon for all our iniquities.
 O KING, pardon and forgive our iniquities and restore YOUR people; and let our eyes behold YOUR return in mercy to Zion.  Please strengthen the bonds of friendship and fellowship among all the inhabitants of our land. Plant virtue in every soul, and may the love of YOUR HOLY NAME sanctify every home and every heart. Praised are YOU, O LORD, GIVER of peace.  We again bless YOU, O LORD, WHOSE NAME is ALL-GOOD and unto WHOM it is becoming to give thanks!
 The Shofar is blown 100 times at the end of the Yom Kippur service to signify that the Day of Repentance and introspection has come to an end. "Pitka Tava!" — trusting the "Heavenly note" in your future is a positive one!
Gmar Chatima Tova! (Literally) A good and final sealing. (Idiomatically) May you be inscribed in the BOOK OF LIFE for good! [There are five areas of physical involvement from which we remove ourselves on Yom Kippur: Eating or drinking; Washing; Applying oils/lotions to the skin; Marital relations; Wearing leather shoes.]
Days of Awe concluded  DAY 40 of REPENTANCE  We have come to the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. Rejoice in the banishment of all ungodliness thorough our repentance. Take this encouragement with you:  "Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the GOD WHO gives shalom (peace) will be with you." [Philippians 4:8-9] Fittingly, my prayer continues: "Create in me a clean heart, O GOD; renew in me a determined spirit." [Psalm 51:10] . . . prepare to meet your GOD! 

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.  

 

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Prayer of Atonement
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
None of us are immune to the deep pain of not being forgiven. 

 

PRAYER OF ATONEMENT        
"O LORD, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare YOUR praises. YOU are blessed, O LORD our GOD and GOD of our fathers, GOD OF ABRAHAM, GOD OF ISAAC, GOD OF JACOB.  YOU are the GREAT, MIGHTY & REVERED GOD, the MOST HIGH GOD, WHO bestows loving kindnesses, and possesses all things, WHO remembers the pious deeds of the patriarchs, and in love will bring the Redeemer to their children’s children for YOUR NAME'S sake. 

 

Remember us unto life, O KING, WHO delights in life, and inscribe us in the BOOK OF LIFE, for YOUR OWN sake, O ETERNAL LIVING ONE. O KING, HELPER, SAVIOR & PROTECTOR.  Blessed are YOU, O LORD, the SHIELD of Abraham.  YOU, O LORD, are mighty forever. YOU quicken the dead, YOU alone are mighty to save. 

 

YOU, O LORD, sustain the living with loving-kindness, quicken the dead with great mercy, support the falling, heal the sick, loose the bound, and keep YOUR promise to them that sleep in the dust. Who is like YOU, LORD of mighty acts, or who resembles YOU, O KING ETERNAL, WHO kills and quickens, and causes salvation to spring forth? 

 

Who is like YOU, FATHER OF MERCY, WHO in mercy remembers YOUR creatures unto life?  Yes! Faithful are YOU to quicken the dead.  Blessed are YOU, O LORD. YOU are holy and YOUR NAME is holy, and holy beings praise YOU daily. There is none like YOU, INIMITABLE HOLY ONE!  Selah 

 

Now, therefore, O LORD our GOD, impose YOUR awe upon all YOUR works, and YOUR dread upon all that YOU have created, that all works may fear YOU and all creatures prostrate themselves before YOU that they may all form a single band to do YOUR will with a perfect heart, even as we know, O LORD our GOD, that dominion belongs to YOU, strength is in YOUR hand, and might in YOUR right hand, and that YOUR NAME is to be feared above all that YOU have created. 

 

Give then glory, O ETERNAL ONE, unto YOUR people, praise to them that fear YOU, hope to them that seek YOU, and free speech to them that wait for YOU, joy to YOUR land, gladness to YOUR Holy City, a flourishing horn to David, YOUR servant, and a clear shining light to the SON OF JESSE, YESHUA ha'MASHIACH, YOUR ANOINTED — speedily and in our days. 

 

Then shall the just also see and be glad, and the upright shall exult, and the pious triumphantly rejoice, while iniquity shall close her mouth, and all wickedness shall be wholly consumed like smoke, when YOU make the dominion of arrogance to pass away from the earth. 

 

YOU, O LORD, shall reign! YOU alone over all Your works on Mount Zion, the dwelling place of YOUR glory, and in Jerusalem, YOUR Holy City — as it is written in YOUR HOLY WORD: "The LORD shall reign forever, your GOD, O Zion, for all generations. Hallelu'YAH." [Psalms (Tehillym) 146. 10 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

YOU, O LORD GOD are holy, and dreaded is YOUR NAME and there is no god beside YOU, as it is written: "The LORD OF HOSTS is exalted by judgment, the HOLY GOD proved holy by righteousness and retribution." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 5. 16 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

YOU, MASTER, have chosen us from all peoples, YOU have loved us and taken pleasure in us, and have exalted us above all tongues; YOU have sanctified us by YOUR commandments, and brought us near unto YOUR services, O LORD our KING, and have called us by YOUR RIGHTEOUS & HOLY NAME. Blessed be our GLORIOUS LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT! Amen" 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Our prayer as we welcome Sabbath and Erev Yom Kippur (eve of the Day of Atonement):  HOLY ETERNAL ONE, give us the kindness to hear with compassion, to offer support, loving comfort and care to all we meet. Give us the courage to do what is needed, the wisdom to choose what is right and most fair. Give us the vision to see what is possible. Give us the faith that will help pave the way for a present that’s hopeful, a future that’s peaceful — give us the heart to bring joy to each day. Thank YOU, ALMIGHTY GOD for making us a needy people, ever looking to YOU, the AUTHOR & FINISHER of our faith.  Keep us ever mindful to praise, honor and obey YOU, O GOD our MAKER.  May the days following be filled with great joy as we prepare for Sukkot — Feast of Tabernacles.
We pray that YOU continue to bestow YOUR blessings on us, our FATHER & KING. Teach us to seek YOU evermore within the sanctuary of our souls, within the tabernacle of YOUR WORD, and in the congregation of YOUR worshipers! May the message of GOD'S WORD and the love of YESHUA ha’MASHIACH the SAVIOR bless your heart and make you fully whole (holy).   Fill us with YOUR SPIRIT of humility, meekness and the elegant grace of modesty that we may grow in wisdom and in reverence. May we never forget that all we have and prize is but lent to us, a trust for which we must render account to YOU. O HEAVENLY FATHER, put into our hearts the love and awe of YOU, that we may consecrate our lives to YOUR service and glorify YOUR NAME in the eyes of all men.  Amen
May you be inscribed in the BOOK OF LIFE for good!
Days of Awe  It is far easier to change from a place of joy and abundance than it is from a place of despair and lack. Focus on the good and it will lead to even more goodness.
DAY 39 of REPENTANCE  In the Book of Revelation, the "ONE sitting on the Throne" gives us a list of the types of transgressors who will not see the Kingdom of Heaven. By this time in SCRIPTURE it is a fairly predictable list; but the very first transgressor named on the list is— the Cowardly"But for the cowardly and faithless and detestable and murderers and sexually immoral and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars — their lot is in the Lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." [Revelation 21:8]  Of all the things we know will interfere with our relationship with YEHOWAH, here is the major one to focus your spotlight on — Fear. We are commanded by GOD not to be afraid of man or the things of the world. HE undoubtedly takes this seriously. When we are afraid, we are not trusting HIM. "Create in me a clean heart, O GOD; renew in me a determined spirit." [Psalm 51:10] 

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.  

 

Email:   delrifkah@gmail.com

Web Page:   www.delrifkah.com 

Thoughts Archived: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/delrifkah/

End-time Events: http://delrifkah.com/Facepage.html

Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.

Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).

The newest section is our thought by thought study through the Bible.  Having completed the Torah (books of Moses), and the New Testament, we are now going through the book of; [Song of Solomon]. 
 

Brightness of His Glory
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Fulfill GOD'S precepts joyfully, just as Israel accepted the TORAH at Mount Sinai — with exceedingly great joy. 

 

BRIGHTNESS OF HIS GLORY      
"WHO being the brightness of HIS glory and the express image of HIS person, and upholding all things by the word of HIS power, when HE had by HIMSELF purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the MAJESTY on HIGH." [Hebrews 1. 3] 

 

This is one of SCRIPTURE'S most magnificent enlightenment of the PERSON and WORK of MESSIAH YESHUA. The word "brightness (Hebrew: nogahh)" literally means "bright, brilliant light, radiating-out, illuminate" conveying the energy outflow from the sun.  The sun constitutes a immense generator of energy, more than sufficient to sustain all life on earth. 

 

As the sun's energy rays are to the sun, so is the LORD MESSIAH YESHUA to the GOD-head.  JESUS is "THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD." [John 8. 12]   HIS "origin is from of old, from ancient times." [Micah (Michah) 5. 2 Tanakh, Nevi'im]   YESHUA'S glorified "countenance was like the sun shining in its strength." [Revelation 1. 16] 

 

YESHUA, the RISEN ONE, is the LIFE-GIVING RADIANCE of the INDESCRIBABLE GLORY of the ETERNAL ONE, from WHOSE face one day, heaven and earth will flee away. [Revelation 20. 11]   "Then the glory of the PRESENCE OF THE LORD moved from the cherubim to the raised platform on which the Temple stood, the House was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the radiant brightness of the LORD'S GLORY and PRESENCE." [Ezekiel (Yehezke-El) 10. 4 Tanakh, Nevi'im]   "But for you that fear MY NAME, the SUN (Hebrew: "SHEMESH" one of the names of "YESHUA THE WORD made flesh") OF RIGHTEOUSNESS shall rise with healing in HIS wings (the tassels on HIS "tallit (prayer shawl)" —see Matthew 9:20)." [Malachi (Malakhi) 4. 2 Tanakh, Nevi'im]  "HIS NAME shall endure forever; HIS NAME shall continue as long as the sun (Hebrew: YINNON). And men shall be blessed in HIM; all nations shall call HIM blessed." [Psalms (Tehillym) 72. 17 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

The PRINCE OF PEACE, YESHUA ha'MASHIACH is the only MEDIATOR between GOD and man, and through this SPLENDID ONE we can boldly enter into the HEAVENLY FATHER'S PRESENCE.  "For it is GOD WHO commanded the LIGHT to shine out of darkness, WHO has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the GLORY OF GOD in the face of CHRIST JESUS, the LORD." [2 Corinthians 4. 6]  Soon and very soon, we shall behold HIS incredibly spectacular glory.  What a triumphantly spectacular day that will be! 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
I greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul exults in my GOD. For HE clothed me with garments of salvation, wrapped me in a robe of righteousness; thus shouts of victory and praise spring forth in HIS PRESENCE. I love YOU, LORD and I lift my voice to worship YOU.
Days of Awe  DAY 38 of REPENTANCE  So, in case you had not caught this — these unrepentant behaviors we have been speaking of are SIN. Sin creates a barrier in your relationship with the HEAVENLY FATHER. As the Apostle John points out, there is sin that does not lead to death. In other words, you will not lose your salvation over these things, but your life will be missing the joy and peace of being clean and pure. "All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death." [1 John 5:17]  Sincere repentance must be a part of your daily interaction with the ALMIGHTY CREATOR. "Create in me a clean heart, O GOD; renew in me a determined spirit." [Psalm 51:10] 

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.  

 

Email:   delrifkah@gmail.com

Web Page:   www.delrifkah.com 

Thoughts Archived: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/delrifkah/

End-time Events: http://delrifkah.com/Facepage.html

Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.

Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).

The newest section is our thought by thought study through the Bible.  Having completed the Torah (books of Moses), and the New Testament, we are now going through the book of; [Song of Solomon]. 
 

Father of All
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at them. 

 

FATHER OF ALL       
"Have we not all one FATHER? Did not one GOD created us? Why do we deal treacherously with one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers?" [Malachi (Malakhi) 2. 10 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

Malachi is the last prophet in the OLD COVENANT, sounding much like that of Job who was perhaps the first stating, "Did not HE WHO made me in my mother's belly make them (men)? Did not ONE form us both in the womb?" [Job (Iyob) 31. 15 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  Malachi's message was primarily directed to the Jews of the restoration who were backsliding after being restored from their Babylonian captivity, and GOD'S rebuke of their sinful behavior focused on the key to its correction. They needed to remember, first of all, that they were all brothers, because they all had the same LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER. This was not a reference to their becoming spiritual children of OMNIPOTENT GOD by the new birth, but a reminder of the even more basic fact that they had all been specially created by CREATOR GOD in the first place. They should therefore be united in GOD'S great calling of the Jewish people,  GOD'S chosen, bearing HIS message to the whole world.  "The nations shall walk by your light, kings, by your shining radiance. As you behold, you will glow; your heart will throb and swell with joyfor the wealth of the coastlands pass on to you, the riches of the Gentiles shall flow to you." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 60. 3, 5 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

Although Malachi's message was primarily for the Israelites, it also has all men in view, as the center of GOD'S heart "For from where the sun rises to where it sets, MY NAME is honored among the nations...said the LORD OF HOSTS." [Malachi (Malakhi) 1. 11 Tanakh, Nevi'im]  There was an earlier covenant than the Mosaic and Levitical covenants — one which ALMIGHTY GOD made with all men after the Great Flood, which has never been withdrawn. 

 

This Noahic Covenant, continuing for perpetual generations, does indeed remind us that all men everywhere are brothers, created by the MASTER DESIGNER, and responsible to HIM for their behavior toward one another, and for their stewardship of the earth under HIS ownership. Thus, Malachi's rhetorical questions remind us that the only way to resolve problems among the nations of the world is, first of all, to remind and try to convince them that they all were created by the ONE TRUE "LORD OF HOST" — that they must someday answer to HIM for their every thoughts, words, and deeds; and that the LORD GOD OMNISCIENT still loves them as a father loves his children.

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
 O GOD, WHO alone is all good, WHOSE mercies fail not; WHOSE loving-kindnesses never cease, we have all our hope and trust in YOU.  We bless YOU, our SALVATION and our HELP, our GOD to WHOM thanksgiving is due. We are ever grateful that YOU dwell in us!
 In YOUR mercy, O LORD, remember us and all YOUR children. O FATHER & REDEEMER, mindful of YOUR covenant, we pray that YOUR love may never forsake us. Even as the rainbow recalls this covenant, so may each new day bring to all men the thought of YOUR gracious promise. Hasten the time when YOUR Law will be written in every heart, from the smallest to the greatest. Then shall mankind do YOUR will and the reward of righteous service shall be peace. 
"Ketiva Vahatima Tova — may your inscription and seal be for good." May you have a year filled with meaning and purpose; and happiness that will surely follow. As you observe the High Holy Days, may your home be filled with love and the year ahead be filled with sweetness. May happiness, love and the joy of MESSIAH reign in your lives daily.
Days of Awe  DAY 37 of REPENTANCE  We all should know ourselves well enough to understand that our brothers and sisters are just as frail as we are. We should not harbor unrealistic expectations on them, but we should pray for them without ceasing. "Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge." [James 4:11] Speaking against each other is no small thing. Ya’acov (James) is reminding us in this passage that when we speak against our brother we are speaking evil against the WRITTEN WORD.  We are, however, to judge appropriately, "You shall do no injustice in judgment. You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty. In righteousness you shall judge your neighbor." [Leviticus 19:15] "Create in me a clean heart, O GOD; renew in me a determined spirit." [Psalm 51:10] 

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.  

 

Email:   delrifkah@gmail.com

Web Page:   www.delrifkah.com 

Thoughts Archived: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/delrifkah/

End-time Events: http://delrifkah.com/Facepage.html

Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.

Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).

The newest section is our thought by thought study through the Bible.  Having completed the Torah (books of Moses), and the New Testament, we are now going through the book of; [Song of Solomon]. 
 

Divine & Human
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Unless we remember, we cannot understand. [Edward Morgan Foster]  ALMIGHTY GOD commanded us to remember because it is only by treasuring the messages of the past that we can understand the present and hope for a more blessed future. 

 

DIVINE & HUMAN      
"Jacob was left alone. And a MAN wrestled with him until the break of dawn...and HE said Let me go, for dawn is breaking. But Jacob answered I will not let YOU go, unless YOU bless me. Said the OTHER to Jacob, "What is your name?" He replied, "Jacob." Said HE Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but "Israel" for you have struggled with GOD and with MAN, and have prevailed." [Genesis/Berepooh 32. 24, 26 - 28] 

 

Jacob wrestled with a MAN — WHO is none other than ETERNAL GOD. [v. 28]  To commemorate this wonderful experience, Jacob calls this place "Peniel" (face of GOD).   He said, "For I have SEEN GOD face-to-face, yet my life has been preserved." [Genesis (Bereshith) 32. 30 Tanakh, Torah]   Jacob recognized the fact that this "MAN" with WHOM he wrestled was ALMIGHTY GOD in flesh! 

 

Moses also had an experience:  Moses, the great lawgiver, accompanied by Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and 70 of the elders of Israel "SAW THE GOD of ISRAEL." [Exodus/Shemot 24. 9 - 11]  Then, after seeing the DIVINE ONE OF ISRAEL, they ate and drank before HIM; thus, testifying to the fact that they were still alive, fully awake, it was not a dream! 

 

"The ANGEL OF THE LORD" [Genesis/Bereshith 16. 7-13], WHO being GOD, appeared frequently in the OLD COVENANT times as a "MAN." YESHUA ha'MASHIACH is GOD manifested in the flesh!   "Behold, I am sending MY messenger to clear the way before ME, and the LORD WHOM you seek shall come to HIS Temple suddenly. As for the ANGEL OF THE COVENANT that you desire, HE is already coming, says the LORD OF HOSTS." [Malachi (Malakhi) 3. 1 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

Why must OMNIPOTENT CREATOR appear as a MAN? Because sin required the death penalty.  Man, who was a sinner, could not redeem himself.  ALMIGHTY GOD, in HIS OWN PERSON, chose to be the SUBSTITUTE to pay the ransom price in man's place.  But GOD ETERNAL could not die, HE is "from everlasting to everlasting." [Exodus/Shemot 3. 14; Psalms/Tehillym 90. 2]  Therefore, the REDEEMER of mankind must become MAN in order that He could be "made sin" and DIE. [Hebrews 2. 9; Psalms/Tehillym 8. 5; 1 Peter 1. 18 - 19]  The REDEEMER could not be mere MAN either; for if He was, HE would have been involved in sin HIMSELF through Adam. [Romans 5. 12]   Furthermore, if YESHUA were only MAN, there would be no sacrifice that would be appropriate for ALL humanity.  Therefore, in order to fulfill all the crucial requirements, HE had to be both, GOD and MAN to meet the necessary requirement of GOD'S holy  standards for a REDEEMING SAVIOR, and man's need

 

The LORD JESUS OF NAZARETH is the "ANGEL OF THE LORD" WHO saves and redeems, the PROMISED HOLY ONE that Isaiah speaks of.  "In their troubles HE was troubled, and the ANGEL OF HIS PRESENCE was their DELIVERER. In HIS love and pity HE HIMSELF redeemed them; raised them, and exalted them all the days of old." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 63. 9 Tanakh, Nevi'im]   YESHUA ha’MASHIACH came to save and redeem "whosoever will" of the world.  HE is the "MESSENGER (ANGEL) OF THE COVENANT" prophesied and promised by the ALMIGHTY LORD GOD.  "See, a time is coming declares the LORD when I will make a New Covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers, when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, a covenant which they broke, though I was LORD (ba'alti — ruler, possessor, owner, husband) over them declares the LORD." [Jeremiah (Yirmeyah) 31. 31 - 32 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

"Yeshua (YEHOWAH Saves)" — HIS very great and incredible name tells of HIS wondrous work of redemption.  "Therefore HE is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to GOD through HIM, since HE ever lives to make intercession for them." [Hebrews 7. 25]  Oh how sweet that NAME, that inimitable NAME of JESUS! 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
O GOD, YOU are our REFUGE and our HOPE, we glorify YOUR NAME.  YOU are the LIVING GOD, YOUR WORDS bring life and light to the soul. YOU are the strength of our life, the ROCK of our salvation. YOUR Kingdom and YOUR Truth abide forever. Praised are YOU, our REDEEMER, the HOLY ONE of Israel. The grace of our LORD YESHUA  ha’MASHIACH be with your spirit.
 May you enter each day of the new year with joy in your hearts and confidence that ALMIGHTY GOD, in HIS mercy, will continue to use us as HIS messenger of the Good News to this needy world.
May it be a year where we do good to others; a year full of blessings of health, happiness, and peace. Wishing all of you a good year – 5778 [see Deuteronomy 11:12]
Days of Awe  DAY 36 of REPENTANCE  Be careful who you are following. Test every word, every teaching, every proclamation and prophecy. Keep your eyes on the LORD YESHUA ha’MASHIACH.  "There were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the LORD WHO bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber." [2 Peter 2:1-3]   Do not be drawn away by deceptions and sensationalisms. "Create in me a clean heart, O GOD; renew in me a determined spirit." [Psalm 51:10] 

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.  

 

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