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Rahab & The Two Spies
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Anything worth saying is worth repeating 1,000 times. 

 

RAHAB & THE TWO SPIES      
"Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from pootim sayingGo, view the land, especially Jericho. So they set out, and they came to the house of a harlot named Rahab, and lodged there." [Joshua (Yehoshua) 2. 1 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

Before attacking the city of Jericho, Joshua the son of Nun sent two spies in to search out the land.  Some assume that two were sent because when Moses had sent in twelve men to search out the land forty years earlier, only two were faithful.  The result was the nation of Israelites were condemned to the wilderness wanderings. [Numbers/B'Midvar 13 - 14] 

 

It seems, however, that the only accomplishment the two spies succeeded in was in the saving of Rahab and her household.  "The city and everything in it are doomed by the LORD to destruction; only Rahab the harlot is to be spared, and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers we sent." [Joshua (Yehoshua) 6. 17 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

The two spies in the time of Joshua are similar form of evidence, guide, or illustration to the two witnesses that precede the tribulations of Revelation 11.   "And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one-thousand-two-hundred-sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the GOD of the earth." [Revelation 11. 3 - 4] 

 

By faith, Rahab the harlot acted on what she believed and was therefore justified by her works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way. "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." [James 2. 26]    Likewise, those who are found faithful and are watching for the LORD'S return — will also go out of this earth another way.  Be ready and watching, HIS return coming is near! 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Our GOD and GOD of our fathers, bless us with the three-fold blessings of YOUR Law written by the hand of Moses YOUR servant, which was spoken by Aaron and his sons, the priests, YOUR holy people, as it is said: "The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make HIS face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn HIS face to you and give you Shalom!"
DAY 10 of REPENTANCE  The leaven of the world is tempting. It creates a certain kind of scrumptiousness; being embraced and recognized by the world can be intoxicating. But we are not of this world. We must avoid that leaven. "Therefore let us keep the Feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the Unleavened Bread of Sincerity and Truth." [1 Corinthians 5:8]

 It only takes a little leaven to affect the whole lump of dough. When we find ourselves tempted by malice and wickedness, we must look to HIM WHO is the AUTHOR and FINISHER our faith. [Hebrews 12:2] "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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Solomon's Prayer - God's Answer
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
A miracle cannot prove what is impossible, it is only to confirm what is possible. [ -Maimonides] 

 

SOLOMON'S PRAYER – GOD'S ANSWER      
Solomon's focus was on his posture (on his knees with his hands spread); his position (facing the Temple); and the structure he made.  Discern his prayer at the Temple's Dedication:
  "Then Solomon, standing before the Altar of the LORD in the presence of all the whole congregation of Israel, spreading forth his hands. Solomon had made a copper platform and set it in the midst of the Great Court; it was five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high. He stood on it; then kneeling down on his knees before the whole assembly of Israel, he spread forth his hands toward heaven and said: "O LORD GOD OF ISRAEL, there is no god like YOU in the heavens or on earth, YOU keep YOUR Covenant and mercy with YOUR servants who walk before YOU with all their hearts; YOU have kept the promises YOU made to YOUR servant, my father David; YOU have both spoken with YOUR mouth and fulfilled it with YOUR hand, as it is this day. And now, O LORD GOD OF ISRAEL, keep that promise YOU made YOUR servant, my father David saying You shall not fail to have a man sit before ME on the throne of Israel if only your children take heed to their way, that they walk in MY Law as you have walked before ME. Now, LORD GOD OF ISRAEL, let YOUR WORD that YOU made to YOUR servant, my father David, be confirmed."
  "Does GOD indeed dwell with men on the earth? Even heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain YOU; how much less this Temple which I have built! Yet regard the prayer and supplication of YOUR servant, O LORD my GOD, and listen to the cry and the prayer which YOUR servant offers to YOU. May YOUR eyes be open toward this Temple day and night, toward the place where YOU said YOU would put YOUR NAME, that YOU may hear the prayer which YOUR servant offers toward this place. And may YOU hear the supplications of YOUR servant and of YOUR people Israel, when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven YOUR Dwelling Abode, and when YOU hear, forgive."
 "If anyone sins against his neighbor, and an oath is exacted from him, and comes and takes an oath before YOUR altar in this Temple, then hear from heaven, and act, and judge YOUR servants, bringing retribution on the wicked by bringing his way on his own head, and justifying the righteous by giving him according to his righteousness."
 "Should YOUR people Israel be defeated before an enemy because they have sinned against YOU, and return and confess YOUR NAME, and offer prayer and make supplication before YOU in this Temple, then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of YOUR people Israel, and restore them back to the land which YOU gave to them and their fathers."
 "When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against YOU, when they pray toward this place and confess YOUR NAME, and turn from their sin because YOU humbled them, then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of YOUR servants, YOUR people Israel, that YOU may teach them the good way in which they should walk; and send rain on YOUR land which YOU have given to YOUR people as their heritage. "So too, if there is a famine in the land, pestilence, blight, mildew, locusts or grasshoppers; when their enemies oppress them in any of their settlements of their land."
 "In any plague or whatever sickness there is; whatever prayer or supplication is made by anyone, or by all YOUR people Israel each one knows his own burden and his own grief when he spreads out his hands to this House: may YOU hear from heaven YOUR dwelling place, and forgive.  Give to everyone according to all his ways, whose heart YOU know for YOU alone know the hearts of the sons of men that they may fear YOU, to walk in YOUR ways as long as they live in the land which YOU gave to our fathers."
  "Moreover, if a foreigner who is not of YOUR people Israel, who comes from a far country for the sake of YOUR GREAT NAME, YOUR MIGHTY HAND, and YOUR OUTSTRETCHED ARM, when they come and pray toward this House; then hear from Heaven YOUR Dwelling Place, and grant whatever the foreigner appeals to YOU for. Thus all the peoples of the earth may know YOUR NAME and revere YOU as do YOUR people Israel; and that they may know that YOUR NAME is attached to this Temple that I have built."
 "When YOUR people go out to battle against their enemies, wherever YOU send them, and when they pray to YOU toward this City which YOU have chosen and the House which I have built to YOUR NAME, then hear from heaven their prayer and their supplication, and uphold their cause."
 "When they sin against YOU for there is no one who does not sin and YOU become angry with them and deliver them to the enemy, and they take them captive to an enemy land, far or near; yet when they come to themselves in the land where they were carried captive, and repent, and make supplication to YOU in the land of their captivity, saying We have sinned, we have done wrong, and have committed wickedness and when they return to YOU with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have been carried captive, and pray toward their land which YOU gave to their fathers, the City which YOU have chosen, and toward the Temple which I have built for YOUR NAME may YOU hear their prayer and their supplications in YOUR Heavenly Dwelling, and maintain their cause, and forgive YOUR people who have sinned against YOU."
  "Now my GOD, may YOUR eyes be open and let YOUR ears be attentive to the prayer from this place, and now, arise, O LORD GOD, to YOUR resting place, YOU and YOUR Mighty Ark of strength. Let YOUR priests, O LORD GOD, be clothed with salvation, YOUR saints rejoice in YOUR goodness. O LORD GOD, do not turn away the face of YOUR ANOINTED; remember the loyalty of YOUR servant David." [2 Chronicles (Dibre Hayamin Bet) 6. 12 - 42 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

GOD'S Answer:   
"The LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: "I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for MYSELF as a House of Sacrifice. When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence against MY people, if MY people who are called by MY NAME will HUMBLE THEMSELVES, PRAY and SEEK MY FACE, and TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now MY eyes will be open and MY ears attentive to prayer made in this place. For now I have chosen and sanctified this House that MY NAME may be there forever; and MY eyes and MY heart will be there forever."
 "As for you, if you walk before ME as your father David walked before ME, and do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep MY statutes and MY judgments, then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, as I covenanted with David your father, saying — You shall never fail to have a man as ruler in Israel.
 "But if you turn away from ME and forsake MY Laws and MY commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them, then I will uproot them (Israel) from MY land which I have given them; and this House which I have sanctified for MY NAME I will cast out of MY sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
 "And as for this House, once so exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say Why has the LORD done thus to this land and this House? Then they will answer It is because they forsook the LORD GOD of their fathers WHO brought them up out of the land of Egypt, and embraced other gods and worshiped them and served them; therefore HE has brought all this calamity on them." [2 Chronicles (Dibre Hayamin Bet) 7. 12 - 22 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

Solomon fell into sin and the kingdom was taken from his son. [1 Kings (Dibre Hayamin Alef) 11. 1-13 Tanakh, Nevi'im]  The GLORIOUS ONE cast the House that Solomon had made out of HIS sight just as HE said HE would. [2 Chronicles/Dibre Hayamin Bet 36.17–19; Ezra 5.12; 2 Kings/Melakhim Bet 25.8-10]   Years later, for the same reason, GOD scattered HIS people, Israel, throughout all the lands of the earth.  Then in 70 AD, GOD again cast the elaborate Temple Herod made out of HIS sight.  No Temple has been on the site for nearly 2,000 years. 

 

The Tabernacle was only sanctified when the glory of YEHOWAH was present. [Exodus/Shemot 29. 43; Ezekiel/Yehezke-El 43. 5; Haggai/Chagai 2. 7, 9]  Without the LORD'S PRESENCE, it was just an exquisite structure.  GOD, the RIGHTEOUS & HOLY ONE does not care about position, posture, the direction people face, or even the edifice they are standing in when praying.  GOD'S focus is on the heart of the king and of the people and their willingness to obey HIS commands.  Only GODly repentance in sincerity and truth leads to salvation and to life through faith in the LORD YESHUA ha'MASHIACH. 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
May peace abundant descend from heaven with life for us and to all Israel, Amen

DAY 9 of REPENTANCE  What is in our hearts? And what are we tolerating in our midst? "It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles — that a man has his father’s wife! And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you." [1 Corinthians 5:1-2]
 The world wants us to be proud of tolerating sinful behavior. To them a call to repentance is bigoted  and dogmatic. We are called to account for our own behavior and we are called to keep each other accountable for each other’s behavior. "Create in me a clean heart, O GOD; renew in me a unwavering 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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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; [PROVERBS]. 
 

Gate - Door - Veil
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Eat onions and sit in the shade of contentment!  In other words — Satisfy yourself with little and live quietly. 

 

GATE DOOR VEIL        
"You shall make an enclosure for the Tabernacle on the south side." [Exodus (Shemot) 27. 9 - 16 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

In the three entrances of the Tabernacle we see MESSIAH YESHUA, THE GATE (THE WAY), THE DOOR (THE TRUTH) and THE VEIL (THE LIFE).  The number "three" represents the GODhead, the TRINITY.  OMNIPOTENT GOD'S fullness is summed up in MESSIAH as shown in these three doorways.  "For in HIM dwells all the fullness of the GODhead bodily." [Colossians 2. 9]   We approach the fullness of spiritual life only through GOD'S SON, our cherished, BELOVED REDEEMER. 

 

THE GATE was 20 cubits x 5 cubits equaling 100.  There is 100% salvation which the LORD GOD purchased for all who will come to HIM.  It was low and wide, extending its arms (so to speak) to "whosoever will." This Gate was supported by 4 Pillars.  Those 4 Pillars show the Way to Holiness that are found in the NEW COVENANT Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. 

 

THE DOOR was 10 cubits x 10 cubits equaling 100 also. The ALMIGHTY ONE has one-hundred percent fellowship for HIS own.  This curtain was, however, higher and narrower than the Gate.  "Height" means greater and a more enlarged spiritual experience.  There is a narrower walk with ETERNAL GOD, an enlarged and higher plane of living.  It is through the sanctifying of the SPIRIT OF GOD for fellowship and service with HIM. 

 

Some followers of CHRIST stop after entering the GATE OF SALVATION; they live selfishly, keeping silent concerning their salvation, and becoming stagnant by not allowing the RIVERS OF LIVING WATER to flow through them to others.  They have entered the Court and have failed to explore further into the heights of DIVINE GRACE. 

 

After entering the Holy Place through THE DOOR, the priests would minister to the LORD OF GLORY at the Golden Lampstand, the Table of Showbread and the Altar of Incense.  They would partake of and participate in these illustrative objects showing their close relationship with their GOD for the people.  Those who enter into the Holy Place with GOD receive more light, food and worship.  Here the CHRISTian grows in the knowledge of MESSIAH for HE is "THE LIGHT (Golden Lampstand) OF THE WORLD." The LORD JESUS is "THE BREAD which came down from heaven (Table of Showbread)."  And, HE is the "GREAT INTERCESSOR (Altar of Incense — taking the prayers of the saints to GOD ALMIGHTY)." Here one can partake of the very life of the HOLY ONE and continue to grow in the fullness of MESSIAH YESHUA, which is the will of GOD concerning all who are HIS. 

 

There were Five Pillars that held up the DOOR. The Pillars represent ministries: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers. [Ephesians 4. 11] 

 

Now we come to THE VEIL which was the entrance to the Holy of Holies.  It is also 10 cubits x 10 cubits, as was the Door, but it was even more beautiful.  There was added to it the design of the cherubim, the guardians of GOD'S holiness.  The Veil was made of cunning work — the design and colours woven through the material so that it was seen on both sides.  Again, the ten-by-ten equals one hundred. . . GOD offers 100% of HIS glorious, holy presence to those who desire it for HE has purchased it for them with HIS OWN precious blood!  There is a more beautiful walk with the HOLY ONE, it is the Way of Holiness; and without holiness, no man shall see, understand, or know the ALMIGHTY ONE.  The Four Pillars holding the Veil that leads into the Holiest is characteristics of YESHUA ha'MASHIACH: Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification (Holiness) and Redemption. [1 Corinthians 1. 30]   It is here that we find the other two ministries:  Priest and King. [Hebrews 6. 19 thru 7. 2] 

 

Under the OLD COVENANT, the Israelites were restricted concerning the Temple, for they were allowed only through THE GATE into the Court. They were shut off from the Holy Place by the curtain called the Door.  Only the priests, the sons of Aaron, were allowed through this entrance.  But even the priests were shut off from the Holiest Place by the Veil.  Besides Moses, only one man, the high priest, was allowed through the Veil into the Holy of Holies and that, only once a year and at that time, he could not enter without blood!   But, these restrictions were changed — done away in MESSIAH YESHUA WHO fulfilled the OLD COVENANT to establish the NEW.  "JESUS, when HE had cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up HIS SPIRIT. And behold, THE VEIL of the Temple was torn in two from top to the bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split." [Matthew 27. 50 - 51] 

 

Have you entered into the Gate? the Door? through the Veil?  How intimately do you want to walk with the KING OF GLORY? The choice is yours, the LORD YESHUA ha'MASHIACH calls us to a higher and closer walk with HIM. 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
All have fallen short of the Glory of our MASTER. Quit hiding from your faults, Teshuvah — Repent! Set your mind, by GOD’S grace and with HIS help, to do your very best to bring honor to the NAME OF GOD. HIS ways are right and just and HIS mercy is abundant.  Remember, faith celebrates even before the victory is seen! 

 

DAY 8 of REPENTANCE  Carnality is an overwhelmingly powerful result of an unrepentant heart. The wish to look and act like all the "Babylonian Meat" around us. That is a play on "carnal" which is literally "fleshly or meaty." And we are in exile, so — the "meat" around us is Babylonian, speaking figuratively. We are called to walk according to the SPIRIT, not according to the flesh. Repentance can deliver us from the tendency to chase after the flesh. 

 "I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in CHRIST. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?" [1 Corinthians 3:1-3] If you truly want the ALMIGHTY LORD GOD to reign supreme in your life, you must grow up, and put aside envy, strife, and divisions. "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; [PROVERBS]. 
 

Prosperity of the Ungodly
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Never fail to trust in the slow work of GOD — HE is always on time..

 

PROSPERITY OF THE UNGODLY       
"Righteous are YOU, O LORD, when I plead with YOU; yet let me present questions to YOU about YOUR judgments. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are the workers of treachery at ease? YOU have planted them, and they have taken root; they grow, yes, they even bear fruit. YOU are near in their mouths, but far from their thoughts." [Jeremiah (Yirmeyah) 12. 1 - 2 Tanakh, Nevi’im] 

 

One of the persistent problems in errant teaching is that of the apparent prosperity of the ungodly along with the suffering of the righteous.  Just why would the MAJESTIC CREATOR sanction such a technique?
 Job essentially asked this same question as did the prophet Jeremiah several hundreds of years before the MESSIAH came to earth.  So, "Why do the wicked live and become old, yes, become mighty and grow wealthy? ...They do not feel the rod of GOD...They spend their days in happiness, and in a moment go down to the grave. Yet they say to GOD Leave us alone, we do not want to learn YOUR ways. Who is SHADDAI that we should serve HIM? What will we gain by praying to HIM?" [Job (Iyob) 21. 7, 9b, 13 - 15 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  Asaph, the psalmist, also opposed — "As for me, my feet almost strayed, my steps were nearly led off course, for I envied of the wanton (shameful, wicked) boastful (arrogant), when I saw the prosperity of the wicked...Until I entered GODS sanctuary; then I understood their end (fate)." [Psalms (Tehillym) 73. 3, 17 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  And King David noted, "Do not fret (be upset, worry) because of evil men, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity; for they shall soon be cut down and wither like the grass, and fade away as the green herb...Be patient and rest in the LORD, and wait enduringly for HIM; do not be vexed (troubled, exasperated) by the prospering man who brings wicked schemes to pass." [Psalms (Tehillym) 37. 1 - 2, 7 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

The solution to this paradox is not in this present world, but in the world to come, where hell awaits the ungodly, and heaven awaits those whom the LORD GOD has redeemed through faith in MESSIAH YESHUA. The fact that a man may prosper materially in this life is not necessarily a measure of GOD’S approval of his life.  The opulence (wealth) of men most usually causes them to be indifferent or even hostile to the MASTER OF MERCY & TRUTH, but their wealth is merely transitory.   Another psalm of David states, "I saw a wicked man in great power, well-rooted like a native green tree. Suddenly he vanished, and behold he was no more; I sought him, but he was not to be found." [Psalms (Tehillym) 37. 35 - 36 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

If the EVERLASTING ONE does give a few believers material wealth, it is so they may use it for the LORD and for others, not to indulge for themselves.  "Thus says the LORD Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his strength, let not the rich man glory in his riches; but only in this should one glory...that he understands and knows ME, that I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight declares the LORD." [Jeremiah (Yirmeyah) 9. 22 - 24 Tanakh, Nevi’im]  "Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the LIVING GOD, WHO gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life." [1 Timothy 6. 17 - 19] 

 

Whatever our state, as we rest in the LORD GOD OF ISRAEL, it will be worth it all, when we see HIM.

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!  
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor, and power and might be to the LORD our GOD forever and ever, Amen & Amen!
DAY 7 of Repentance  Paul had much to say to the believers in Corinth about the troubles they were experiencing. We can clearly see ourselves in some of the things he illustrates to them. Are we participating in such things? Initiating them? Approving of them? Disapproving but doing nothing to change anything? What Paul talks about here is something we see all too often in our midst. Where do you stand?

"Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, that you all speak the same thing, that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you." [1 Corinthians 1:10-11]

When division and contention arise among us, are we ready and willing to confront them and stand firm in love and unity? "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; [PROVERBS]. 
 

With You Always
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
The average person, when left alone with their thoughts, is tremendously lonely. 

 

WITH YOU ALWAYS       
"For the sake of HIS GREAT NAME, the LORD will never abandon HIS people, because it has pleased the LORD to make you HIS people." [1 Samuel (Shemuel Alef) 12. 22 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

This is the promise the GREAT GOD OF ISRAEL made to HIS chosen people, Israel. "Remember, I am with you: I will protect you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." [Genesis (Berepooh) 28. 15 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

To Joshua, the promise was given — "No one shall be able to resist you as long as you live. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you nor forsake you." [Joshua (Yehoshua) 1. 5 Tanakh, Nevi'im]   "Be strong and of good courage (Hebrew: chazaq v’amats) be not in fear or in dread of them; for the LORD ELOHEYK HIMSELF marches with you; HE will not fail you or forsake you." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 31. 6 Tanakh, Torah]  In this verse, Moses is addressing the nation of Israel and he says, "Be strong and of good courage." Here, the Hebrew tense is the imperative plural tense thus the Hebrew says: "Hizku v'imtzu."   Hazaq v'ematz is the singular imperative and this is the Hebrew when the ALMIGHTY speaks directly to Joshua and commands him to be strong and of good courage in Joshua 1:6. 

 

The promises of the ALMIGHTY ONE, our SHIELD OF TRUTH, are certain and sure — infallible to all who trust in HIM.  There are many faithful assurances in HOLY SCRIPTURES, one that especially reveals GOD'S heart declares: "The poor and needy seek water on the homeward march through the desert and there is none, their tongue is parched with thirst.  I, YEHOWAH, will hear them. I, ELOHEY OF ISRAEL, will not forsake them." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 41. 17 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

The most precious to the believers now says — "I will never leave you nor forsake you." [Hebrews 13. 5] Paul also was most convinced of this and expounded — "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of GOD which is in CHRIST JESUS our LORD." [Romans 8. 38 - 39]

 

The last words our LORD MESSIAH YESHUA promised were — "I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen" [Matthew 28. 20] Moreover, the MOST HOLY & TRUE ONE always keeps HIS promises, HE never fails. 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
 Zey ha’yom asaw ADONAI, nagilah ve-neesmechah voh...This is the day the LORD has made, we will rejoice and we will be glad in it! 
Blessings to all who love Zion! We were greatly blessed when the HOLY ONE has brought us out of slavery from Egypt and took HIS people directly to Mount Sinai. There HE gave us the Law to keep us free from slavery (to sin). Then, HE gave us HIS ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON, YESHUA the MESSIAH to keep us free and give us true peace and eternal rest in HIM. HalleluYAH! What a wonderful SAVIOUR, let us worship and adore HIM!

DAY 6 of REPENTANCE  In his Letter to the Romans, Paul also instructs us to walk according to the WRITTEN WORD — in love, humility, generosity; in light and according to the HOLY SPIRIT. He also makes some comparisons that show us more of the products of an unrepentant heart. "Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy." [Romans 13:13]
 These types of behavior are clearly a product of the lack of repentance. Again, these are clear-cut examples even if one does not considers himself to be guilty of these things. Nevertheless, we must be careful and willing to hear and see the truth. "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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