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Praising Our God
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
May your lips ever speak wisdom and your fulfillment be in righteousness even as you ever yearn to hear the LIFE-GIVING WORDS of the FAITHFUL ANCIENT ONE.

 

PRAISING OUR GOD      
"You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." [1 Peter 2. 5]

 

In the OLD COVENANT it was the Levitical priesthood that was responsible for Israel.  The Levite performed "his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices" in atonement for the sins of the people, and this continued until MESSIAH YESHUA "offered for all time one sacrifice for sins." [Hebrews 10. 11 - 12]  The old priesthood has now been set aside.  Only the sacrifice of our PERFECT REDEEMER and our own personal identification with HIM, by faith, is acceptable for our salvation.

 

Nonetheless, there is a new priesthood — a spiritual priesthood offering spiritual sacrifices — and it is vital that we who are now HIS priests offer sacrifices that are acceptable and well pleasing to ALMIGHTY GOD.  We first are to present our "bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to GOD this is your spiritual act of worship." [Romans 12. 1]  Our bodies are to be reserved for GOD OMNIPOTENT, for we are "a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to GOD, that you may declare the praises of HIM WHO called you out of darkness into HIS wonderful light." [1 Peter 2. 9] 

 

After presenting our bodies, the next acceptable sacrifices are to "continually offer to GOD a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that confess HIS NAME. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices GOD is pleased." [Hebrews 13. 15 - 16]  "Enter HIS gates with praise, HIS courts with acclamation. Praise HIM! Bless HIS NAME!" [Psalms (Tehillym) 100. 4 Tanakh, Kethuvim]

 

As we continually offer praises to GOD, the ALL-WISE CREATOR, in all circumstances — acknowledging HIS wisdom and goodness is our acceptable (Hebrew: ratsown - delight, pleasure, desire) sacrifice.  Doing good works, not for our salvation which is a free gift, but because of our salvation, is acceptable.  And when we share what we have with others, our sacrifices are "well pleasing" to GOD our MAKER.  It is an honor and a  privilege as HIS holy priesthood to offer up these spiritual sacrifices to our MAGNIFICENT GREAT KING as we look forward to "that blessed hope the glorious appearing of our great GOD & SAVIOR, CHRIST JESUS THE KING." [Titus 2. 13]

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Redeem us, O GOD, from the serfdom of ignorance and irreverence that we continue to fulfill YOUR Great Commission as YOUR servants and witnesses. Strengthen our hearts with unwavering faith and quiet peaceful trust in YOUR providence. Then we shall become champions of justice upon earth. Teach us to emulate YOUR grace and mercy, Amen! 

 

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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Messiah, The Kosher Atonement
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
He whose works are greater than his knowledge is like a tree with many roots and few branches, of which all the winds of heaven cannot uproot. 

 

MESSIAH, THE KOSHER ATONEMENT      
"Make sure that you do not partake of the blood; for the blood is the life, and you must not consume the life with the flesh. You must not partake of it; you must pour it out on the ground like water; you must not partake of it, in order that it may go well with you and with your descendants to come, for you will be doing what is right in the sight of the LORD." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 12. 23 - 25 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

Orthodox Jews are very careful in their method of killing animals for food.  The slaughtering must cause instantaneous unconsciousness and permit the greatest effusion of blood, giving great regard to prevent the slightest unnecessary suffering.  "You shall be holy people to ME you must not eat flesh torn by beasts in the field; you shall cast it to the dogs." [Exodus (Shemot) 22. 31 Tanakh, Torah] "You must not consume any blood, either of bird or of animal in any of your settlements. Anyone who eats blood shall be cut off from his kin." [Leviticus (Vayikra) 7. 26 - 27 Tanakh, Torah]  "For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have assigned it to you to make atonement for your lives upon the altar; it is the blood, as life, that makes atonement." [Leviticus (Vayikra) 17. 11 Tanakh, Torah]  

 

The precious blood of the LORD YESHUA was drained from HIM for the life of the world.  HE was torn by "wild beasts" or "strong bulls of Bashan" according to the prophecy. [Psalms (Tehillym) 22. 12 Tanakh, Kethuvim]   HE was made "unfit (Hebrew: terefah, tref)" — therefore the Jewish people, as a nation did not partake of HIM.  In prophecy they declared:  "HE (MESSIAH YESHUA) has no form or beauty, that we should look at HIM; no charm, that we should find HIM pleasing and desire HIM. HE is despised and rejected by men, a MAN of sorrows and suffering, familiar with grief and disease. We hid, as it were, our faces from HIM. HE was despised, we held HIM of no account." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 53. 2 - 3 Tanakh, Nevi'im]  

 

But, YESHUA ha'MASHIACH was cursed for the sake of the sinner!  HE was made "unfit" that the sinner might be accepted in HIM.  The LORD JESUS was made sin that all believing on HIM might be made righteous!  This was to fulfill the WORD OF GOD concerning the MESSIAH OF ISRAEL WHO is the SAVIOR of the world.   For this, I can only bow my knees and humbly thank my WONDERFUL LORD! 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
O LORD GOD, CREATOR of all, teach us to seek the good and to be wise. Fill us with zeal for knowledge lest ignorance leave us ineffective. Strengthen our faith, that we may kindle the light of YOUR PRESENCE in the hearts of others.  Rise up, O LORD, and YOUR enemies shall be scattered, and they that hate YOU shall flee before YOU. For out of Zion shall go forth the Law, and the WORD OF THE LORD from Jerusalem.
Our prayer is that GOD, WHO'S PRESENCE dwells within us, bless you abundantly.  

 

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

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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; [PSALMS]. 
 

Wicked Nations Forget
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Tolerance eliminates justice (righteousness, honesty) — it totally removed moral indignation (proper, righteous anger), conviction (principles, belief), and courage (valor, boldness) to stand for what is right in the eyes of ALMIGHTY GOD.

 

WICKED NATIONS FORGET     
"Let the wicked be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget GOD! Arise, O LORD, let not men prevail; let the nations be judged in YOUR presence. Strike fear in them, O LORD; that the nations may know themselves to be only men. Selah" [Psalms (Tehillym) 9. 17, 19 - 20 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

Widely ignored today is the subject of hell, even among pastors, teachers and evangelists.  Although rarely acknowledged, the place of eternal torment is often spoken of in HOLY SCRIPTURE.  Numerous warnings are given because hell is real and it is going to be more fully populated than heaven.  Heed the counsel of LORD MESSIAH YESHUA, "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." [Matthew 7. 13 - 14]  

 

GOD'S WORD clearly shows that "No one does good. The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men to find a man of understand, a man mindful of GOD. All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt, altogether foul; there is none who does good, No, not even one." [Psalms (Tehillym) 14. 1 - 3 Tanakh, Kethuvim; Romans 3. 10 - 18]  Furthermore "the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one." [1 John 5. 19]  Since all are wicked (Hebrew: rasha – bad person, morally wrong, defiant, rebellious, condemned, guilty), we realize that ones who are cast into hell are those who remain so, who "forget GOD" and refuse to seek HIM. 

 

Nations all over the world have turned their backs on the RIGHTEOUS & JUST CREATOR, wickedness is legislated while righteousness, holiness, and integrity are totally eliminated from the laws of man.  Just as the LORD GOD foretold — they would call evil good, and good evil, even changing the laws to accommodate their immoral depravities. The wicked leaders speak pompous words against the MOST HIGH, persecute the saints of the MOST HIGH, and intend to change times and law. [see Daniel/Danyel 7. 25]  What treasures we have forfeited by disobedience.  

 

However, for the saints in full sincerity of heart and mind, will seek the LORD GOD with all their might — "for the wise man of intelligence, the path of life winds upward that he may turn away from hell below." [Proverbs (Mishle) 15. 24 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  GOD sent HIS CHERISHED, ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON to die for the ungodly while we were still wicked sinners. [Romans 5. 6]  Blessed are those who serve the LORD in fear and put their trust in HIM.  

 

Oh that every man would return to genuine love of GOD and faithfully trust HIM and HIS REVEALED WORD OF TRUTH, that we would be a holy people in every nation, HE would make us a praise and a name in honour.  In MESSIAH, YESHUA OF NAZARETH, I rejoice in HIS lovingkindness.  Yes — and I will continue to rejoice in the LORD my GOD!

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!  
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
 O come...let us adore HIM!  Praised are YOU, O LORD, the HOLY ETERNAL GOD. We render thanks to YOU that YOU sanctified us through YOUR WORD through which we gain freedom of the soul which comes through obedience to YOUR commandments.
 May ALMIGHTY GOD’S love and peace shine out of each of us...as we bow in adoration before the KING OF GLORY...bright enough for all to see, clear enough for all to follow.
Have a fun and safe 4th of July as you celebrate with family and friends remembering that, only under GOD’S grace, mercies and provision are we truly free. 

 

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; [PSALMS]. 
 

Heavens Opened
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
We come into this world with a mission, and at the end, the only question is have we fulfilled it. 

 

HEAVENS OPENED       
"Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And HE WHO sat on him was called FAITHFUL and TRUE, and in righteousness HE judges and makes war." [Revelation 19. 11] 

 

This is the ultimate zenith in HOLY SCRIPTURE reference to when ALMIGHTY CREATOR GOD‘S opened heavens.  At times, such as in this verse, heaven is opened in judgment, other times in blessings.  In some cases in point, it is the atmospheric heaven that is opened, other times it is the heaven of heavens where the Majestic Throne of GOD stands. 

 

The first mention of the heavens being opened happened at an exact time when the RIGHTEOUS ONE brought the world-destroying flood of Noah’s day: "In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened." [Genesis/Berepooh 7. 11]  

 

The second opening of heaven was quite different, however, as it spoke of a blessing when in the Wilderness, the POWER OF GOD "commanded the skies above, and opened the doors of heaven, and rained down manna upon them for food, and gave them of the bread of heaven. Men ate angels' food; HE sent them provision in plenty. HE caused an east wind to blow in the heavens; and drove the south wind by HIS might. HE also rained meat on them like dust, feathered fowl like the sands of the sea." [Psalms (Tehillym) 78. 23 - 27 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  

 

In view of that we see, the HOLY ONE commanded and the windows of heaven rained down the waters of death; and at the perfect time, the doors of heaven rained down the bread of life!  While in captivity, Ezekiel also saw the heavens opened in judgment and he "saw visions of GOD." [Ezekiel/Yehezke-El 1. 1]   Malachi the prophet was told to "Bring the full tithe into the public storehouse and let there be food in MY House, and thus put ME to test — said the LORD OF HOSTS. "I will surely open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it." [Malachi (Malakhi) 3. 10 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

When the LORD MESSIAH YESHUA was baptized, the heavens were opened and men heard the great testimony from the HEAVENLY FATHER, saying, "This is MY BELOVED SON, in whom I am well pleased." [Matthew 3. 16 – 17; see Mark 1. 10; Luke 3.21]  When Nathanael inquired of the LORD JESUS how HE knew him, HE answered and said to him, "you will see greater things than these...Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of GOD ascending and descending upon the SON OF MAN." [see John 1. 48 – 51] 

 

Stephen and Peter actually saw the heavens open: "But he (Stephen), being full of the HOLY SPIRIT, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of GOD, and JESUS standing at the right hand of GOD, and said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the SON OF MAN standing at the right hand of GOD!" [Acts 7. 55 – 56]  The Apostle Peter "saw heaven opened" [Acts 10. 11], and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and was let down to the earth…three times, then the object was taken up into heaven again.  On the Isle of Patmos, the Apostle John recounted that he looked "and behold, a door standing open in heaven" [Revelation 4. 1], and he saw the LORD on HIS Throne. 

 

How blessed we are to have these accounts (12 specific references—4 in the OLD COVENANT and 8 in the NEW) and we have eye-witness evidence of things that were seen.  We too have a promised time awaiting. . .SCRIPTURE gives a glorious account of the heavens opening and rolling up like a scroll [Isaiah/Yeshayah 34. 4], and we as well will see our MAGNIFICENT SAVIOR: "Behold, HE is coming with clouds, and every eye will see HIM, even those who pierced HIM...HE WHO testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, LORD JESUS!
The grace of our L
ORD YESHUA ha’MASHIACH be with you all. Amen." [Revelation 1. 7; 22. 20 – 21]

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Vital part of the path to glory:
“That I may know HIM and the power of HIS resurrection, and the fellowship of HIS sufferings, being conformed to HIS death.” Philippians 3:10 
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 
“But may the GOD of all grace, who called us to HIS eternal glory by MESSIAH YESHUA, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” 1 Peter 5:10 

 

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; [PSALMS]. 
 

The Butler & The Baker
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
In choosing a friend, go up a step. [TALMUD, Yebamot 63a]

 

THE BUTLER & THE BAKER      
"The cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, and put them in custody, in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison house where Joseph was confined. The chief jailer assigned Joseph to them, and he attended them." [Genesis (Berepooh) 40. 1 – 4 Tanakh, Torah]

 

In the course of their imprisonment, the cupbearer (butler) and the baker had a dream on the same night. When Joseph inquired about their distraught countenance and learned they had dreamed and didn't know its interpretation. Joseph replied that the ALMIGHTY GOD OF HEAVEN could give interpretations and asked them both to tell him their dreams.  [Genesis/Bereshith 40. 9 – 11]

 

The cupbearer divulged his dream to Joseph — "Behold, in my dream a vine was before me. On the vine were three branches. It had barely budded, when out came its blossoms and its clusters ripened into grapes. Pharaoh's cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand." [Genesis (Bereshith) 40. 9 – 11 Tanakh, Torah] Joseph said to the butler, "This is the interpretation: The three branches are three days. In three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your post, you will place Pharaoh's cup in his hand, as was your former custom, when you were his cupbearer. But think of me when it is well with you again, and do me the kindness of mentioning me to Pharaoh so as to free me from this place. For in truth, I was stolen away from the land of the Hebrews; nor have I done anything here that they should put me into this dungeon." [Genesis (Bereshith) 40. 12 – 15 Tanakh, Torah]

 

Having heard the favorable interpretation that the butler was to be restored, the baker excitedly then told Joseph his dream.  "I also was in my dream, and there were three baskets with white bread on my head. In the uppermost basket there were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh; and the birds were eating it out of the basket above my head." Joseph answered, "This is its interpretation: The three baskets are three days. In three days Pharaoh will lift off your head from you and hang you on a tree; and the birds will pick off your flesh." [Genesis (Bereshith) 40. 16 – 19 Tanakh, Torah]

 

On the third day, just as Joseph had expressed, Pharaoh celebrated his birthday with a banquet for all his officials.  He lifted up the head of the butler pardoning and restoring him; and the cupbearer once more placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand.  But the baker, just as Joseph foretold, was hanged to death on a tree. [Genesis/Bereshith 40. 20 – 22]

 

The butler, the wine server, was granted life. The baker who had prepared breads for Pharaoh, committed some sin worthy of death and was hanged on a tree [Deuteronomy/Devarim 21. 22, 23], and the birds ate his flesh.

 

The communion of our LORD YESHUA is pictured in this story of the wine and bread.  The Bread eaten by the birds, speaks of the body of JESUS being torn apart by the whips and cross.  Believers are granted access to the FATHER by this "new and living way which HE consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, HIS flesh." [Hebrews 10. 20]  The Wine speaks of the blood shed in the death of YESHUA to provide a covering for sin, bringing life for those who believe.  "For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; it is the blood, as life, that makes expiation. The life of all flesh is its blood." [Leviticus (Vayikra) 17. 11, 14 Tanakh, Torah]  

 

Our WONDERFUL SAVIOR took our sin and guilt on HIMSELF allowing HIS body to be broken and delivered up in our place.  YESHUA proclaimed, "I am the BREAD OF LIFE. This is the BREAD which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the LIVING BREAD which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this BREAD, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is MY flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world." [John 6. 48, 50 - 51]

 

Then YESHUA continued teaching — "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh (bread) of the SON OF MAN and drink HIS blood (wine), you have no life in you. Whoever eats MY flesh and drinks MY blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For MY flesh is food indeed, and MY blood is drink indeed. He who eats MY flesh and drinks MY blood abides in ME, and I in him. As the LIVING FATHER sent ME, and I live because of the FATHER, so he who feeds on ME will live because of ME. This is the BREAD which came down from heaven...He who eats this BREAD will live forever." [John 6. 53 - 58]

 

The LORD JESUS shed HIS life's blood (WINE) that all who accept HIS redemption are released from all their sin and can stand clean and are made whole.  [1 John 1. 7]   How marvelous to know that you can have this FREE GIFT as a heritage if only you are willing to receive the ONE (SACRIFICE OF DELIVERANCE) WHO paid the full price of love for you.

 

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 Shabbos with blessings, grace, peace and mercy to each of you, our beloved friends, our family in the LORD GOD, as it is appropriate to express thanks: to existence, to destiny, to those we love, and even to our enemies, if we are able to, who have taught us valuable lessons.  Gratefulness is an important spiritual practice.  Guard well your heritage. . . written with the precious blood of our LORD & REDEEMER, YESHUA ha'MASHIACH.
 Go with GOD and enjoy HIS presence every day of the week! 

 

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; [PSALMS]. 
 

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