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Rock of Judgment & Provision
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Prayer is a path where there is none. 

 

ROCK OF JUDGMENT & PROVISION     
"The LORD spoke to Moses saying, You and your brother Aaron take the rod and assemble the community, and before their very eyes speak to the rock (Hebrew: celarock of provision) to yield its water. Thus you shall produce water for them from the rock and provide drink for the congregation and their beasts." [Numbers (B'Midvar) 20. 7 - 8 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

Once before under similar circumstances, OMNIPOTENT GOD had Moses strike the rock (Hebrew: t'surrock of judgment) in Horeb to produce its waters for the thirsty Israelites. [Exodus/Shemot 17. 6]   Both times a spring of water erupted which had then supplied their needs.   When the Israelites started taking the supply for granted instead of being grateful for their blessings, then the HOLY ONE dried up the miraculous waters.  The LORD, the FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATERS desired for them to come to HIM, their "SOURCE" of blessings, and ask once again.  Instead, they grumbled and forgot all ALMIGHTY GOD'S previous gifts. 

 

Therefore, YEHOWAH told Moses to do the asking for them, as they watched.   Moses was to take the Rod of GOD, by which all the miracles were performed.  Thus showing the peoples that Moses and Aaron were still their leaders, and the GREAT GOD OF HOSTS was still able to supply their needs.   In his anger, however, Moses first rebuked the doubting Israelites, then struck the rock. 

 

The ROCK OF JUDGMENT and the ROCK OF PROVISION both picture the LORD YESHUA ha'MASHIACH; HE was STRUCK in judgment for us, once and for all; and ever after we are to SPEAK to HIM.   For their disobedience and neglect to bless the TRUE & LIVING GOD in the eyes of the children of Israel, neither Moses nor Aaron were allowed to enter Canaan, the Promised Land. 

 

The EL ELYON (GOD MOST HIGH) alone is "THE ONE" WHO is due all trust, confidence, honor, glory and praise.  The MASTER CREATOR desires that we come to HIM in faith believing, and with thankful hearts for HIS abundant provisions and loving care.  Oh that we would respect and obey HIS WORD and find life abundantly blessed, that is HIS perfect will for each of our lives…Obedience

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Compassion should never be compromised because of your authority. An integral part of dignity is compassion. Tiferet ― harmony ― is critical for successful leadership. "Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous." Psalms/Tehillym 112:4  "Have compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling; but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing." 1 Peter 3:8-9
DAY 20 of REPENTANCE  Much too often our wicked behavior attempts to disguise itself as discipline, loyalty, and commitment. Are we so devoted to our interpretations of things that we allow a gulf or a wall to emerge between us and our brothers?
 "Some indeed preach CHRIST even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill: The former preach CHRIST from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains; but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Gospel." [Philippians 1:15-17]  The most painful wounds are inflicted by those we consider to be friends and brothers, loved ones, respected teachers and mentors. "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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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; [Ecclesiastes]. 
 

Testing For Gold
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
The 50-50-90 Rule:  Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there is a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong. 

 

TESTING FOR GOLD      
"The SPIRIT immediately drove HIM (YESHUA) out into the wilderness. And HE was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and HE was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to HIM." [Mark 1. 12 - 13] 

 

This forty day testing of YESHUA came immediately after THE VOICE from Heaven was heard proclaiming HIM to be the SON OF GOD.  There in the wilderness the BELOVED SAVIOR fasted for forty long days and nights, continually being urged by Satan to use HIS DIVINE power to meet HIS OWN needs and exalt HIS OWN position. 

 

This constant temptation did not end with the forty days.  The MESSIAH "was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin." [Hebrews 4. 15] The Holy One of Israel was fully human, but never yielded to sin in any degree.  HE "who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in HIS mouth" [1 Peter 2. 22]; HE "knew no sin" [2 Corinthians 5. 21]; and "in HIM there is no sin." [1 John 3. 5-a] 

 

You may inquire, But what if HE had sinned? The answer is straightforward. . . then we would not have had a SAVIOR and we would be separated forever from the RIGHTEOUS & HOLY GOD. Our ABSOLUTELY PERFECT & LOVING KINSMAN REDEEMER remained "without blemish and without spot" [1 Peter 1. 19] throughout HIS life, and for that reason is able to "take away our sins" [1 John 3. 5-b] by HIS substitutionary death and resurrection. 

 

In resisting temptation, MESSIAH YESHUA acted in HIS human strength, depending on the ALMIGHTY GOD and the HOLY SPIRIT, just as we must do to overcome our tests in this world.  At the same time, the SON OF MAN was still the SON OF GOD, and "GOD cannot be tempted by evil, nor does HE HIMSELF tempt anyone." [James 1. 13]  YESHUA and HIS HEAVENLY FATHER knew that HE would never sin.  The testing was really for our benefit so that all of us can know of a certainty that MESSIAH, our SAVIOR is forever sinless and we can be confident that HE alone is our BELOVED PERFECT REDEEMER. 

 

Our sufferings will never match the sufferings which HE endured, the Loving Savior paid the debt HE did not owe that we might become the children of the MOST HIGH.   However, our testings are to test us to bring us into the likeness of our ALL-TOGETHER LOVELY ONE and we should come out as pure gold.  Just as our LORD declared…that HE will purify, make white, and refine many "through the fire, will refine [us] as silver is refined, and test [us] as gold is tested." [Zechariah/Zecharyah 13. 9; also see Daniel/Danyel 12. 10]  The LORD will perfect us and our fruits will be rich in humility, contentment, self-control, alacrity (enthusiasm, eagerness) magnanimity (generosity, fairness) faithful and true. 

 

Therefore, our prayer for you always is that "our GOD would count you worthy of this calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of HIS goodness and the work of faith with power that the NAME of our LORD JESUS CHRIST may be glorified in you, and you in HIM, according to the grace of our GOD and the LORD JESUS CHRIST." [2 Thessalonians 1. 11 - 12]  What a marvelous hope we have, to be forever with our WONDERFUL LORD & KING some glorious day, and that day is coming soon. 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!  
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Bidding farewell to Sabbath — May it be YOUR will, O LORD, that this day bring us a life of peace, a life of goodness, a life of blessing, a life of health, and a life of prosperity. We thank YOU, Great & MIGHTY GOD for by YOUR mercies and grace  keep us ever grateful and grant us YOUR perfect rest. Amen! 
DAY 19 of REPENTANCE Solomon asked for wisdom, and the SOVEREIGN ONE rewarded him with the most amazing level of understanding in human history. Among the many things Solomon came to understand was what was needed to keep on an exceptional relationship with GOD. "These six things ADONEY hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to HIM: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren." [Proverbs 6:16-19]   LORD, show us where we are doing any of these things. "Create in me a clean heart, O GOD; renew in me a trustworthy 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; [Ecclesiastes]. 
 

Customs - Brith Milah
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
If you have, hold on to it; if you know, be silent; if you can, do! 

 

CUSTOMS BRITH MILAH        
"GOD further said to Abraham As for you, you and your offspring to come throughout the ages shall keep MY covenant. Such shall be the covenant between ME and you and your offspring to follow which you shall keep: every male among you shall be circumcised. You shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, and that shall be the sign of the covenant between ME and you. And throughout the generations, every male among you shall be circumcised at the age of eight days. As for the home born slave and the one bought from an outsider who is not of your offspring, they must be circumcised, home born and purchased alike. Thus shall MY covenant be marked in your flesh for an everlasting pact. And if any male who is uncircumcised fails to circumcise the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his kin; he has broken MY covenant." [Genesis (Berepooh) 17. 9 - 14 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

Brith (bris or berith — means to bind, bond, obligation, cutting) Milah (Covenant of Circumcision) is the Abrahamic Covenant, which is the basis of Judaism and CHRISTianity, is the most marvelous document in existence.  Every Jewish boy today, when eight days old, is circumcised according to the commandment.  This practice, which is 4,000 years old, is still held in high esteem by all Jews. 

 

"Brith Milah" is a great celebration which takes place in the home where relatives, friends, and neighbors have gathered.  When the child is carried in for circumcision, he is greeted with the familiar Hebrew phrase:  "Bruch haBah (Blessed is he that comes)."   Attending the ceremony, according to custom, there is always the invisible guest, Elijah.  The infant is placed upon Elijah's Chair just before the operation.  This, the Jews believe, insures the child's health and promotes quick healing.  At every circumcision, Elijah is supposed to be seated at the right hand of the "sandek (one who holds the infant during the operation)" — and the words "Zehu Kisei Eliyahu (this is the Chair of Elijah)" must be said in a loud voice. 

 

The one who performs the operation of circumcision, called by the Hebrew term "Mohel" is so expert in this operation that no surgeon can compete with him in his performance or in the safeguarding of the life and health of the baby. 

 

Part of the ceremony is naming the boy, which is done immediately after the circumcision.  The Ashkenazic Jews usually name the child after some near relative who has passed away; whereas the Sephardic custom is to name the child in honour of a living relative.  This is an old custom and is intended to keep family memories alive.  When the boy is named after the circumcision, he enters into the Covenant (Brith) and becomes an inheritor of everything connected with it. 

 

When the "CHILD born" and the "SON given" of Isaiah's prophecy [Isaiah/Yeshayah 9. 6] was eight days old, Miryam (Mary) observed this ceremony for HIM:  "And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the CHILD, HIS NAME was called YESHUA (JESUS), the name given by the angel before HE was conceived in the womb." [Luke 2. 21] 

 

YESHUA, being a Jew "according to the flesh" — was subjected to every law and commandment of GOD given to Israel in order to finish or fulfill the OLD COVENANT and establish the NEW.  For circumcision of the flesh is a type and shadow of a greater experience of the heart.   The operation of circumcision signifies the cutting off the old creation — the eighth day is the "morrow after the Sabbath" — the day of Resurrection, the day of the new creation! 

 

OMNISCIENT HOLY GOD does not establish the fact of a person's Jewishness from the outward manifestation, but HE recognizes the TRUE JEW from the condition of the INNER MAN!  HE commanded the Israelites:  "Circumcise, therefore, the foreskin about your heartS, and stiffen your necks no more." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 10. 16 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

When Nicodemus, a religious leader of the Jews, a Pharisee, came to MESSIAH YESHUA by night to inquire concerning the way to heaven, YESHUA answered, "You must be born again." [John 3. 7]   The OLD COVENANT was sealed with circumcision of the flesh; the NEW COVENANT is sealed with the new birth or circumcision of the heart.  Here, circumcision was inferred to be the mark of death upon the Adam life.  With the natural man there is no power to love ALMIGHTY CREATOR GOD with all the heart, soul, and strength; but the LORD promised a spiritual birth which would make this possible:  "Then the LORD your GOD will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, to love the LORD your GOD with all your heart and soul, in order that you may live." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 30. 6 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

The new birth takes place when "with the heart man believe unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" [Romans 10. 10] — when an individual makes a turn-about-face to GOD MOST HIGH, to forsake his sins and accept the righteousness of GOD in YESHUA ha'MASHIACH.  The heart is circumcised, the old law is cut away, and a new law takes its place.  The ordinances rituals, ceremonies, sacrifices under the OLD COVENANT are fulfilled, finished, done away in the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, the DELIVERER WHO has come out of Zion — JESUS OF NAZARETH, the SON OF THE LIVING GOD! 

 

"And you are complete in HIM, WHO is the HEAD of all principality and power. In HIM you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of MESSIAH (CHRIST JESUS)." [Colossians 1. 10 - 11] 

 

Oh, my Jewish people, do you pride yourself that you are a Jew and that you have obeyed the commandment of HOLY LORD GOD under the OLD COVENANT?   Listen to the words of Jeremiah, your own Jewish prophet, who wrote by the inspiration of the SPIRIT OF GOD:  "Lo, days are coming declares the LORD when I will punish all WHO ARE CIRCUMCISED with the UNCIRCUMCISED Egypt, Judah, Edom, the people of Ammon, Moab, and all who are in the farthest corners, who dwell in the wilderness. For all these nations are UNCIRCUMCISED, and all the House of Israel are UNCIRCUMCISED OF HEART (their minds are blocked to GOD’S commandments)." [Jeremiah (Yirmeyah) 9. 25 – 26 Tanakh, Nevi’im] 

 

GOD OMNIPOTENT does not recognize circumcision of the flesh above the new birth.  Jew and Gentile alike are commanded to obey "you must be born again."  Jews and Gentiles need an operation to cut away the foreskin of their heart in order to enter into the KINGDOM OF GOD.  It does not matter if one is born a natural Jew; he does not merit heaven by that fact; he is not even known as a TRUE Jew by GOD HIMSELF until his heart is changed, until he repents of his sins and accepts as his MESSIAH REDEEMER, the LORD JESUS CHRIST! 

 

"For in CHRIST JESUS neither circumcision nor un-circumcision avails anything, but a new creation." [Galatians 6. 15]  "For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from GOD." [Romans 2. 28 - 29]  

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Welcome Sabbath Queen of the week!  [Sabbath reading: Ki Tavo ‘When you come” – Deuteronomy 26:1-29:9; Isaiah 60:1-22; Matthew 4:13-24]
Joyously welcoming Sabbath Presence. “LORD we delight in YOUR Shabbat.”
 May the LORD GOD enlighten us with HIS wisdom and sustain us with HIS power.  For the TORAH, for the privilege of worship, for the prophets, and for this Sabbath Day, given us for sanctification and rest, for honor and for glory, let us thank and bless the LORD our GOD.
DAY 18 of REPENTANCE  Too often joking can become sarcasm, which is hurtful, even offensive. We need to be aware of the lines between fun and being hurtful or insulting; and we need to be conscious of what we are allowing ourselves to be exposed to in our workplace, local community, television, theater, music, entertainment, etc.  "But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of CHRIST and GOD. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of GOD comes upon the sons of disobedience." [Ephesians 5:3-6] May the LORD open our eyes that we may be obedient to confess and repent of the things in our lives about which we are not conscious of needing repentance. "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; [Ecclesiastes]. 
 

The Mercy Seat
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Real friends are those who, when you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel that you've done a permanent job. 

 

THE MERCY SEAT      
"You shall make a Mercy Seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide." [Exodus (Shemot) 25. 17 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

Kapporeth is the Hebrew word meaning "mercy seat."  It literally was a lid covering the articles of judgment against the children of Israel and all mankind.  GOD'S Law, which was kept inside the Ark, condemned man [Romans 3. 20; 8. 34] as did HIS truth and life symbolized in the manna and the rod.  Man could not keep GOD'S LAW, believe HIS TRUTH, and appropriate HIS LIFE.  Without a covering, the Ark of the Covenant would have been a "Judgment Throne." 

 

The Mercy Seat was not to be made out of wood, which represents humanity; but was made of pure gold, symbolical of DIVINITY.  Mercy is of GOD, not of man.  Thankfully, the OMNIPOTENT COVENANT KEEPER made the WAY of redemption, a COVERING or PROPITIATION for sin.  Therefore, it is pure gold entirely.  Only the MIGHTY CREATOR could fashion such a PROTECTION; and HE planned it before the very foundation of the earth.  It is DIVINE all the way through! 

 

The measurements of the Mercy Seat in width and length corresponds exactly with the Ark of the Covenant so it completely covered the contents of the Ark.  The MASTER DESIGNER'S mercy is sufficient (because of the blood atonement) to cover over His JUDGMENT against us. 

 

MESSIAH YESHUA is our "MERCY SEAT" for "if anyone sins, we have an ADVOCATE with the FATHER, JESUS CHRIST THE RIGHTEOUS. And HE HIMSELF is the PROPITIATION for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world." [1 John 2. 1 - 2] 

 

We must understand that BIBLE "types or symbols" themselves are not perfect in every detail; only that which the type or symbol represents, is Perfect.  Typology shows similarities or contrasts as well as different phases and aspects of the subject considered.  The MERCY SEAT is MESSIAH YESHUA, and yet it is also GOD'S Throne upon which MESSIAH sets.  The blood on the Mercy Seat is the requirement for atonement and yet it represents the INNOCENT SLAIN LAMB WHO stood alive in the midst of the Throne in Heaven! 

 

Therefore, YESHUA ha'MASHIACH HIMSELF, with HIS atoning blood, is our Mercy Seat, where we can meet with GOD ALMIGHTY.  Thus, the golden, blood-stained Mercy Seat becomes the very Throne of GOD, where HE meets with those who believe on HIM for salvation.  "Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." [Hebrews 4. 16] 

 

It is a great privilege, honor and the blessing that our remarkable LORD GOD SUPREME has given those who have been redeemed by the precious blood of the GUILTLESS LAMB, to come into the Throne Room, the Holiest Place where we can commune with HIM at the Mercy Seat.  Oh what a ASTOUNDING, ASTONISHING & WONDERFUL SAVIOR HE is!

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
 Open your hearts in song as the sunset swells into a rhythm of changing colors. O taste and see that the LORD is good to those who trust in HIM and wait for HIM; to the one who seeks HIM with all their heart, HE will be found by them.
 Our beloved and delightful brethren, our joy and crown, we encourage you to stand firm, persevere in service to the LORD MESSIAH YESHUA, HE will make it worth it all in HIS perfect time. We are reminded that justice is our duty and a better world our goal. Draw me nearer to YOUR precious side, dear LORD, I long to be with YOU.
DAY 17 of REPENTANCE  When someone you trusted does something that hurts you, it may cause confusion, sadness, anger or bitterness. We must understand the frailty of our brethren and trust the LORD GOD; we must avoid gossip (Hebrew: lashon hara- speaking truth about someone in a hurtful, derogatory way; it is the worst kind of gossip), speaking unkindly of others. "Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as GOD in CHRIST forgave you." [Ephesians 4:31-32] "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; [Ecclesiastes]. 
 

Final Redemption
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
The Light of GOD outshines the darkness of our circumstances. Though we continue to face various storms in life, the FAITHFUL ONE will see us through them. 

 

FINAL REDEMPTION       
"For a CHILD has been born to us, a SON has been given to us; and authority has settled on HiS shoulders. HE has been named WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, the MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 9. 6 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

The TANAKH (OLD COVENANT) tells that the hopes of Israel are centered on two great events — the coming of GOD'S Kingdom and the coming of the MAN, WHO would bring this Kingdom to pass.   According to the TALMUD (a JEWISH COMMENTARY), Jews expected two MESSIAHS: MESSIAH ben'Yosef and MESSIAH ben'David.  The Name of the MESSIAH was formed before the creation of the world:  "Seven things were formed before the creation of the worldThe Law, Repentance, Paradise, Sheol, the Throne of Glory, the Temple, and the NAME of the MESSIAH." [TALMUD, P'Sachim, fol. 54, col. 1] 

 

This MAN would please ALMIGHTY GOD and would bring HIS people to rest and deliverance from their enemies. Thirty six prophets made predictions concerning the coming MESSIAH either about HIS birth, HIS SPIRIT, HIS miracles, HIS relationship with other peoples, HIS death, HIS resurrection, or about some other phase of HIS Life.  This MAN, WHO fulfills the visions and hopes of the Prophets and the Psalmist is MESSIAH, JESUS OF NAZARETH  (MESSIAH means ANOINTED ONE).  The LORD YESHUA comes from the line of David, the line of Abraham, the line of Isaac, and the line of Jacob.   It was prophesied that the MESSIAH would come from: 

 

The Human Family of Adam —  "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her SEED; HE shall crush your head, and you will strike at HIS Heel." [Genesis (Berepooh) 3. 15 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

The Race in the Line of Shem —  "Blessed be the LORD, ELOHEY of Shem; let Canaan be a slave to them." [Genesis (Bereshith) 9. 25 Tanakh, Torah; 9:25–27 in other versions.] 

 

The Patriarch Line of Abraham "Abraham shall surely become a great, populous and mighty nation and all the nations of the earth are to be blessed in him." [Genesis (Bereshith) 18. 18 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

The True Heir in the Lineage of Isaac —  "I will bestow MY blessing upon you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven and the sands on the seashore; and your descendants shall seize the gates of their foes. All the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants, because you have obeyed MY command." [Genesis (Bereshith) 22. 18 - 19 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

The National Line of Jacob —  "I am the LORD, the GOD of your father Abraham and the GOD of Isaac, the ground on which you are lying I will assign to you and to your offspring. Your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All the families of the earth shall bless themselves by you and your descendants." [Genesis (Bereshith) 28. 13 - 14 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

The Tribal Lineage of Judah —  "The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a ruler's staff from between his feet, until SHILOH (MESSIAH YESHUA —Shiloh means "Peace & Security" which will be realized to the fullest when HE WHO is the EXACT IMAGE OF GOD) comes and tribute is to HIM; and the obedience of the people shall be HIS." [Genesis (Bereshith) 49. 10 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

The Kingly Line of David —  "The LORD swore to David a firm oath that HE will not renounceOne of your own issue I will set upon your throne." [Psalms (Tehillym) 132. 11 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

Many Jews, upon first arriving in the Promised Holy Land, go to the Western Wall (the Kotel) to pray and lament.  They have yearned for the coming of ONE WHO would deliver them from their countless enemies and set up HIS EVERLASTING KINGDOM; only to be disappointed throughout the years, for false prophets have laid claim to the title of "THE ANOINTED ONE." 

 

However, in searching HOLY SCRIPTURE, there can be no doubt as to WHOM MESSIAH is!   From studying the GOSPELS we see that the HEBREW SCRIPTURES are often quoted by the PIERCED ONE describing HIMSELF in every detail!   "And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, HE expounded to them in all the SCRIPTURES the things concerning HIMSELF." [Luke 24. 27]   "Then HE said to them These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the TORAH (LAW OF MOSES) and the Nevi'im (PROPHETS) and the Kethuvim (PSALMS/WRITINGS) concerning ME." [Luke 24. 44] 

 

If only a person would honestly look into HIS wonderfully amazing "LOVE LETTER (THE HOLY BIBLE)" the HOLY ONE wrote and preserved in writing for us, they would find the riches in the LORD MESSIAH YESHUA for their own lives and understand our GREAT, PRECIOUS & LOVELY REDEEMING LORD GOD OF HEAVEN personally. 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Our souls thirst for YOU, O FATHER GOD, as the hart after the refreshing water brook. When we would escape from the storms of earthly life, where can we find refuge but in YOU? As one week swiftly follows week and man gives no heed, so pass the years away, and the end of our works draws near.  Help us so to live that our souls may look upon these transient scenes with calmness and contentment, assured that at last we shall rest in the light of YOUR countenance and rejoice in YOUR goodness forever. Truly, freedom of the soul comes through obedience to YOUR commandments.
DAY 16 of REPENTANCE  To the Ephesians, Paul wrote a letter primarily about the drastic change that comes upon us when we trust in CHRIST JESUS; the constant battle that rages against us and what we must do to walk victoriously. Paul relates the types of behavior that should no longer have a hold on us. "This I say and testify in the LORD, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of GOD, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness." [Ephesians 4:17-19]
Embracing unrepentance in your heart and resisting HIS command will cause you to be alienated from the life of GOD. "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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