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Judah Is Surety For Benjamin

surety, Genesis 43, Judah surety BenjaminThis week in our Sabbath class Judah told Jacob that he would be surety for his brother Benjamin. What is surety? Can it be used for both good as well as bad? Here is what Judah said to Jacob.

Surety Can Be Good

I myself will be surety for him; from my hand you shall require him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever. (Gen 43:9)

We will see next week that when Joseph wants to make Benjamin his servant forever that Judah will say that he will take his place so that Benjamin can return to his father.

In Psalms David asks Yehovah to be surety for him for good. He says,

Do not be one of those who shakes hands in a pledge, one of those who is surety for debts; if you have nothing with which to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you? (Pro 22:26-27)

Or Surety Can Be Very Bad

My son, if you become surety for your friend, If you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, you are snared by the words of your mouth; you are taken by the words of your mouth. So do this, my son, and deliver yourself. For you have come into the hand of your friend. Go and humble yourself; plead with your friend. Give no sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids.  Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, And like a bird from the hand of the fowler. (Pro_6:1-5)

This is such an important subject, which we just touched on in our class this week, that  I  included two articles about surety in my Coming Out Of Babylon Series. The 1st on is called “You Are Surety for YOURSELF,” and the  2nd on is called “Deliver Yourself.” I hope you will read them and not continue in the bondage that most live in.

Here is the video to this weeks Sabbath class.

Judah Is Surety For Benjamin

2G47 Genesis 43 and Yasher 51.44 – 53.22
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The Sons Of Men

It was while I was studying for this week’s Sabbath class on Genesis 5 and its corresponding material in the book of Yasher that I came upon the phrase “the sons of men” which piqued my interest. It was used 5 times in 4 verses.

Yasher 2:1 And it was in the hundred and thirtieth year of the life of Adam the sons of men thumbnailupon the earth, that he again knew Eve his woman, and she conceived and bare a son in his likeness and in his image, and she called his name Seth, saying, because Elohim has appointed me another seed in the place of Abel, for Cain has slain him.
2 And Seth lived one hundred and five years, and he begat a son; and Seth called the name of his son Enosh, saying, because in that time the sons of men began to multiply, and to afflict their souls and hearts by transgressing and rebelling against Elohim [the only true lawmaker and judge].
3 And it was in the days of Enosh that the sons of men continued to rebel and transgress against Elohim, to increase the anger of Yehovah against the sons of men.
4 And the sons of men went and they served other elohim, and they forgot Yehovah who had created them in the earth: and in those days the sons of men made images of brass and iron, wood and stone, and they bowed down and served them.
5 And every man made his elohim and bowed down to it, and the sons of men forsook Yehovah all the days of Enosh and his sons; and the anger of Yehovah was kindled on account of their works and abominations which they did in the earth.

Who are these people who are forsaking Yehovah and choosing new elohim (lawmakers and judges) and then, and even worse, making idols and serving them.

That is a violation of both the first and the second commandments, Yehovah’s basic instructions!

“I am Yehovah, thy Elohim, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shall have no other elohim existing before My face.” (Exo 20:2-3)

Thou shall not make for thyself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; thou shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, Yehovah thy Elohim, am a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. (Exo 20:4-6)

I knew I had seen this phrase many times and decided it would be worthwhile to find out where; this same phrase is used only once in Torah and many times in the tanach.

But Yehovah came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men [be·ni’ ha·a·dam’] had built. (Gen 11:5)

Oh my – be·ni’ ha·a·dam’ is not “the sons of men” it is “‘the man’s’ seed“! And that man is the one whom I wrote about several weeks ago “who became the first of his kind,” AFTER  his fall. It was this man who could not be permitted access to the tree of life because he had become a creation that Yehovah never intended.

Remember: Ha·a·dam’ was created in Yehovah’s likeness and His image; he was Yehovah’s seed which had glory, and honor and immortality. But because of his actions, he became enosh – mortal man. He died a spiritual death that day, and probably did not even know it. And now, instead of being Yehovah’s seed, His kind, he became belial’s seed. And, as we saw in verse 1 above, this new kind of man is now producing other men, other seed, in his image and his likeness (not Yehovah’s)!

But Enosh’s first-born son, Cainan, began to turn “the sons of men” to the “service of Elohim.”

Yasher 2:12 And Cainan knew by his wisdom that Elohim would destroy the sons of men for having sinned upon earth [nothing has changed], and that Yehovah would, in the latter days [the latter days of the antediluvian world] bring upon them the waters of the flood.
13 And in those days Cainan wrote upon tablets of stone, what was to take place in time to come, and he put them in his treasures.
14 And Cainan reigned over the whole earth, and he turned some of the sons of men to the service of God.

Oh, so cool! Cainan treasured the word of The Elohim and turned some of the sons of men (ha·a·dam’ seed) to Yehovah’s service! Now compare this last verse  (14) with what I found in Psalms.

… Help, Yehovah, for the godly kind [חסיד, khaw·seed’] ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men [a·dam’ be·ni/seed]. (Psa 12:1)

Both of these verses contrast those involved with Yehovah’s service with “the sons of men.” These two groups of men are diametrically opposed to one another.

I love this word khaw·seed‘. Ha·a·dam’ was created in the image and likeness of Elohim; he was Elohim kind. But after the fall all males, you and I, are born as belial kind (wicked kind who serve other elohim).

But here is the good news of the kingdom; we, belial kind can once again become Elohim kind and once again be transformed into Yehovah’s created image and likeness which has all the glory and honor and Immortality that we were made to walk in.

“Gather to Me My saints [חסידי, my khaw·seed’, literally, “My kind“], who cut a covenant with Me by slaughter [זבח, zavach].” (Psa 50:5)

This covenant, which is cut through slaughter, only happens once a year, and is referring to the Passover slaughter; it is the time that the Ger can become the Ezrach, Elohim kind.

Well, we will talk about this more in my video teaching below. Please join me as I go through this week’s material.

The Sons Of Men

2G06 Genesis 5 & Yasher 2 – 3:30
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144,000 (3) – A Virgin Daughter of Babylon

This is part 3 of a series about Yehovah’s called-out and set-apart men (many call them the 144,000) of the last days who will lead many out of their Egypt, their Babylon. If you have not already done so, please read Part 1 – The virgin of Israel and Part 2 – The saints, His Kind first.

Israel, Yehovah’s seed and spiritually born men (eesh) were all once just the sons of Jacob. We were chosen and set apart by Him because of His relationship with their fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But we were an unfaithful people (harlots/adulterers) who left Yehovah and made covenants with and served the elohim (lawmakers and judges) of the nations which were all around us. First we served the Egyptians, then the Assyrians and finally the Babylonians.

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This is harlot Israel!

You also committed harlotry with the Egyptians, your very fleshly neighbors, and increased your acts of harlotry to provoke Me to anger. … You also played the harlot with the Assyrians, because you were insatiable; indeed you played the harlot with them and still were not satisfied. Moreover you multiplied your acts of harlotry as far as the land of the trader, Chaldea [Babylon]; and even then you were not satisfied. “How degenerate is your heart!” says my master, Yehovah, “seeing you do all these things, the deeds of a brazen harlot. “You erected your shrine at the head of every road, and built your high place in every street [there is a “Church,” a place of false worship on practically every large street in America]. Yet you were not like a harlot, because you scorned payment. You are an adulterous woman, who takes strangers instead of her man [אישׁה, eesh]. (Eze 16:26-32)

Israel, Yehovah’s bride, His saints who made covenant with him by slaughter [we saw this in part 2] were to be His special treasure (His segulah), pure, spotless and untainted by the world.

Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant [we did it once at Passover, but we need to continue], then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests [Yehovah only has male priests] and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to Israel’s seed.” Exo 19:5-6

We were so unfaithful to Yehovah that He finally sent us away and cast us into all the nation of the world.

And I will judge you as women who break wedlock or shed blood are judged; I will bring blood upon you in fury and jealousy. I will also give you into their hand, and they shall throw down your shrines and break down your high places. They shall also strip you of your clothes, take your beautiful jewelry, and leave you naked and bare. (Eze 16:38-39)

And this is the condition we have been in for about 2500 years. We have been in Babylon [Here is a great link to help you understand what Babylon is.] for so long that we do not  even know who we are supposed to be.

Virgin Daughter of Babylon“Come away from her son, she is being disciplined!”

“Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called tender and delicate. Take the millstones and grind meal [become their servants]. Remove your veil, take off the skirt, uncover the thigh [take off your garments of righteousness], pass through the rivers [the people who dwell on earth]. Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame will be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will not arbitrate with a man [אדם, a·dam’, a man of the flesh].” (Isa 47:1-3)

We, I, men, have been in Babylon our entire life and are sarcastically, and legitimately, called a “virgin daughter of Babylon” and a “daughter of the Chaldeans” by Yehovah;” we have NEVER BEEN His and have always and faithfully served in Babylon.

A virgin daughter of Babylon is the antonym of the virgin of Israel; just as the sons of belial are to the righteous and upright men of Yehovah. The first has covenants with, and serves in, the kingdoms of the world; and the latter is in covenant with Yehovah and serves only Him.

Now, please compare the following verse with the one above, Isaiah 47:1-3.

Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments [the garments of righteousness], O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come to you. Shake yourself from the dust, arise; sit down [on your throne], O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion [Zion, Jerusalem, and “the holy city” are all synonyms for Yehovah’s spiritually born men]! For thus says Yehovah, “You have sold yourselves for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.” (Isa 52:1-3)

Awake! Awake! This is my message for you today and the same message of the Song of Songs!

You (men) can become one of the great ones in the future; part of the “male-child” and one of the el who will rule with Yehovah in the Millennial kingdom.

Even now Yehovah is raising up a people for Himself. They are all men who will leave the kingdom of their birth, join themselves to Yehovah and His other called-out men as a Ger; and then draw near at Passover and become His segulah, His special treasure, His Ezrach man. THIS IS THE BORN AGAIN EXPERIENCE and this is the “one new man.” This man, because of this spiritual birth, has now ALWAYS been Yehovah’s and therefore eligible to become His spouse. Yes, even Yehovah is a polygynist. 😉

“Then shall the virgin [בתולה, be·thu·lah] rejoice in the dance, young men [ובחרים, ba·chu·rim] and the old, together; for I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow. (Jer 31:13)

For as a young man [בחור, ba·chur’] marries [יבעל, ba’·al – masters] a virgin [בתולה, be·thu·lah], So Thou shall marry [יבעלוך, ba’·al – master ] Thy sons [בניך, possessive and plural form of ben]; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride , so shall thy Elohim rejoice over thee. (Isa 62:5)

The virgin of Israel, who was a virgin daughter of Babylon, is Yehovah’s Ezrach man and Yehovah’s future bride. Yeshua is NOT the groom, he is just one more bride to be. All the NT “bride of christ” nonsense is yet one more false image which we have adopted that simply has no foundation in Yehovah’s eternal and unchanging words given through Moses and His other prophets.

Right now Yehovah is raising up the old dry bones of many a daughter of Babylon (many a man) and drawing him near to Himself; and it is at Passover, the Time of Life, that He will breathe the breath of life into him. THIS is how a nation will be born in a single day. Everyone else will remain the walking dead of the earth.

But like so much of what I write, this is all about men; and I am sure there are many ladies asking, “What about us? Where do we fit into all this? Well, in part 4 I hope to answer those questions both to your satisfaction and in accordance with Yehovah’s word; at the very least, the latter. Surviving the coming last days is all about conforming our lives (both men and their women) to Yehovah’s created purpose for them. Noah’s woman (Na·a·mah’) made it alive through the flood because her man “walked with Yehovah.”

Go to Part 4 – A Woman of Worth Will Live

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Mysterious Word TODAY In Deuteronomy

Approximately 50 times Moses talks about this mysterious word TODAY in Deuteronomy.

Our lesson began with us seeing, what appears to be, two covenants which Yehovah made with Israel’s seed (falsely know as “the children of Israel”).  One covenant  was made at Horeb/Sinai (with the Elohim on the mountain) and another covenant in Moab.

These are the words of the covenant which Yehovah commanded Moses to make with Israel’s seed in the land of Moab, separate from the covenant which He made with them in Horeb. (Deu 29:1)

Has Yehovah really made two covenants with Israel’s seed? What does it take to make a covenant with Yehovah? And how does Passover fit into these understandings?

A covenant, a ber·eeth, requires the slaughter of an animal. Did that happen with these men in Moab?

Moses starts using this mysterious word TODAY in Deuteronomy 1 and continues through chapter 32.

Today in DeuteronomyYehovah, your Elohim has multiplied you, and here you are today, as the stars of heaven in multitude. (Deu 1:10)

But you who held fast to Yehovah, your Elohim are alive today, every one of you. (Deu 4:4)

To whom is Moses speaking?

“Therefore you shall love Yehovah, your Elohim, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always. Know today that I do not speak with your sons, who have not known and who have not seen the chastening of Yehovah, your Elohim, His greatness and His mighty hand and His outstretched arm—His signs and His acts which He did in the midst of Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to all his land. (Deu 11:1-3)

Because we have failed to see just who the men are who have Yehovah as their only Elohim; we have created many false images in or minds that prevent us from gaining even deeper understandings concerning Yehovah’s word and ways..

What day is this mysterious TODAY in Deuteronomy and what makes it special? And why is there so much written in Deuteronomy that DOES NOT agree with Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers? Is it possible that these two questions have related answers?

We had much to talk about this week and I hope you will enjoy this lesson as much as we did.

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Mysterious Word TODAY In Deuteronomy

2D16 Deuteronomy 29 – 31
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144,000 (2) – The Saints, His Kind

“Yehovah is even now raising up a relatively small group of called-out men, his saints, to lead others through the coming tribulation. For the sake of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) I have often used the number “144,000” when referring to this group who, like Moses, will lead others out of their Egypt and into their promised land, the millennial kingdom. A friend suggested that I call them the “remnant” and I do like that term; Yehovah has always left a remnant of His people in the earth. But I recently came across a verse in Psalms where Yehovah Himself gives them a name.

[This article is continued from part 1 “144,000 – the virgin of Israel.]

The God of gods [El of elohim], Yehovah, has spoken and called to the earth from the rising of the sun to its going down. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, Elohim will shine forth. Our Elohim [our lawmaker and judge] shall come, and shall not keep silent. A fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous all around Him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that He may judge people. He says, “Gather to Me My saints [חסידי, khaw·seed’, literally, “My kind“], who cut [כרתי, kaw·rath’] a covenant [בריתי, ber·eeth’ – a cutting] with Me by slaughter [זבח, zah’·vach].” Let the heavens declare His righteousness, for Elohim Himself is Judge. Selah (Psa 50:1-6)

saints of GodThe saints, His Ezrach, are Elohim kind. The Elohim of the saints is called “spirit Elohim” in Genesis 1, and these saints have become His spiritually born seed after they entered into covenant with Him by cutting their lamb or goat at His Passover slaughter. This is what I talk about at length in “The Process of Becoming as One Born in the Land.”

Yehovah is coming soon to judge all people; and most will be found wanting. But first He is going to gather together His saints, His kind, to Himself in thousands of locations throughout the earth; these saints are going to war with Him.

A day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, the like of whom has never been; nor will there ever be any such after them, even for many successive generations. A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns; the land is like the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; surely nothing shall escape them. (Joe 2:2-3)

Who are these people who come, great and strong? And what must a man do today to be numbered among this select group of men who are chosen by Yehovah to lead many men (with their families) into the millennial kingdom; just like Moses and then Joshua did when they brought us out of Egypt and into the land of Canaan?

“Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says Yehovah, “that it shall no more be said, ‘Yehovah lives who brought up Israel’s seed from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘Yehovah lives who brought up Israel’s seed from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers. (Jer 16:14-15)

There are only two kinds of men in Yehovah’s kingdom, the Ger and the Ezrach. My teaching concerning how a “Gentile becomes a Ger” and then, how that “Ger becomes an Ezrach” reveals many characteristic traits that all these men have. Here are some of them in brief.

Because Israel was disobedient and went after the elohim (the lawmakers and judges) of other nations, they were kicked out of His land. A man (an eesh) can only serve one master, just as a woman is to serve only one man. We (men) have been scattered among the nations and have been serving their elohim for so long that we no longer know who we are. But Yehovah, even now, is beginning to draw men back to Himself.

Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments [the garments of righteousness], O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come to you. Shake yourself from the dust, arise; sit down [on your throne], O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion! For thus says Yehovah: “You have sold yourselves for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.” (Isa 52:1-3)

I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will plead My case with you face to face. Just as I pleaded My case with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will plead My case with you,” says my master, Yehovah. “I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant [הברית, ha·ber·eeth’]. (Eze 20:34-37)

The future saints’ journey begins with repentance, a circumcision of the heart. He leaves the kingdom of his birth and joins himself to Yehovah and His other called-out people. He now serves only Yehovah because he has rid himself of all his covenants with the world and no longer has any obligation to his former elohim. He is now considered a Ger.

  • The future saints come from all nations
  • The future saints serve only Yehovah

But at Passover, the Ger enters into covenant [ברית, ber·eeth’] with Yehovah and becomes as one born in the land [Ezrach] by slaughter [זבח, zah’·vach]. A zah’·vach is always something that we kill, and then eat.

And when a stranger [ger] dwells with you and wants to keep the Passover to Yehovah, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall become as one born in the land [ezrach]. For no uncircumcised person shall eat it. (Exo 12:48)

  • The saints are all men (those who must be circumcised)
  • The saints have experienced the 2nd birth and have become Yehovah’s spiritual seed
  • The saints are in covenant with only Yehovah

These future saints were created in the flesh on the day they were born, but formed into “Elohim kind” or “saints’ as the “new man,” the spiritual man, at Passover. It is at this time that Jacob (the man of the flesh) becomes Israel (the man of the spirit). When Yehovah speaks through Moses it is always Israel that He is speaking to.

But now, thus says Yehovah who created you, Jacob; and He who formed you, Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. (Isa 43:1)

Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says Yehovah: “My son, My firstborn  [בכרך, bek·ore, always male], is Israel. So I say to you, let My son go that he may serve Me.” (Exo 4:22)

His son, Israel, is the male-child found in Isaiah 7, 9, 66 and many other places.

This is the good news. A Gentile man can become Yehovah’s son! Speaking to His spiritual seed, Yehovah says,

Sons [בנים, benim] ye are to Yehovah, your Elohim … (Deu 14:1)

Oh, sooo beautiful!

  • The saints are redeemed from bondage, sin, and, in these last days it seems they will be redeemed from the earth (they won’t die) as well.

All those who dwell on earth shall die; but those who have learned to dwell in heaven, by serving spirit Elohim, shall live.

Like Noah, who provided all the seed for the generations of flesh men that Israel now lives among. These saints (and those who are covered by them) will arrive in the millennial kingdom alive, and it will be from their seed that this new world will be populated.

As I said in part 1 of this “144,000” series, I want to distance myself from the book of revelation and the NT as a whole because of all the perversions in it that do not agree with Yehovah’s eternal and unchanging word and ways given through Moses and His real prophets. And one of them in particular which I must address is about what it means to be a “virgin” who is “not defiled with women”.” Like Nicodemus, we so often try to understand things in the flesh that can only be understood in the spirit. And this why Yehovah calls His supposed people ” a virgin daughter of Babylon.”

We will talk about that next time also.

Go to part 3 – A Virgin Daughter of Babylon

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Pilgrimage, The Days Of The Years Of My

pilgimage, Journey through Torah. Torah teaching verse by verse, Genesis through Deuteronomy is Torah, Michael Didier, Gentile becomes a Ger,Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How old are you?” And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my pilgrimage are one hundred and thirty years; few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.” (Gen 47:8-9)

pilgrimage, Genesis 47, Genesis 48, Genesis 49Pilgrimage

1. A journey to a sacred place or shrine.
2. A long journey or search, especially one of exalted purpose or moral significance.

Jacob, like Isaac, Abraham, Shem and probably even Noah (the son of Lemech, the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch) has been on his pilgrimage since the day he was born. He has always served Yehovah and dwelt in His eternal kingdom.

I, on the other hand, was a late bloomer; I did not begin my pilgrimage on the earth until 2000 when I was about 45. It was then that I gave up all my connections/covenants and came out of the kingdom of my birth, made myself 100% Yehovah’s man and then began my pilgrimage, my journey in His kingdom. Since that time I have learned what it means to dwell in the heaven instead of earth. Every man who fails to learn to dwell in heaven will perish, just as they did in the antediluvian world. Noah survived because he learned to walk in his pilgrimage with Yehovah. And when Nimrod ruled and reigned on the earth, Noah, Shem, Eber, and Abraham did not serve him even though they lived in what most folks would have thought was Nimrod’s kingdom.

pilgrimage, Genesis 47, Genesis 48, Genesis 49From whence comes the purpose of a person’s life? Come it by chance, a casting of the lot, or does a call of destiny beckon to each of us?” – From the movie ‘One Night with the King’.

It is my firm belief that the Creator has a destiny, an eternal purpose for each of our lives and it is my wish to effect those around me to embrace all that the Creator has for them. But until they (I am really talking to men) begin their pilgrimage, their destiny is on hold.

In this passage Jacob is talking to Pharaoh; but Jacob knows and understands the words of Yehovah that were given to Abraham and to himself.

So Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and slaughtered slaughters to his father Isaac’s Elohim. Then Elohim spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” And he said, “Here I am.” So He said, “I am Elohim (THE lawmaker and judge), the Elohim of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there. I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will put his hand on your eyes.” (Gen 46:1-4)

This is destiny, the leading of Yehovah in the life of His men, in order to fulfill His word.

And when Jacob meets Pharaoh for the first time he understands that the provision that he is receiving is NOT from Pharaoh, even though Pharaoh may think so; the provision is from Yehovah for Jacob’s continued pilgrimage on the earth.

The Days Of The Years Of My Pilgrimage

2G50 – Genesis 47-49 and Yasher 55:19-36
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