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Two Witnesses Mark The Beginning Of The End

Two witnesses. I have heard people talk of the two witnesses my entire life. But I am ashamed to say that these two witnesses might just as well have been called the “two Smiths.” Until this week I never realized that they are Yehovah’s eyes, the two men that He needs to confirm His judgments on a wicked people.

Two Witnesses Are Required For Any Death Sentence

 Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two witnesses, or three witnesses; he shall not be put to death on the testimony of one witness. The hands of the witnesses shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put away the evil from among you. (Deu 17:6-7)

“One witness shall not rise against a man (eesh) concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses the matter shall be established. (Deu 19:15)

If we do a search for the phrase “Two Witnesses” in all of what most people call the “Bible” we will find that there is only one place that talks about two men who are called “two witnesses.” That phrase is only found in the NT commentaries in the book called “The Revelation of John.” Before this week I would have said that you will not find “two witnesses” in Torah. But I am always learning, and this week was no different.

And I will give power to My two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” (Rev 11:3)

Look at that! The two witnesses are called, “My Two Witnesses.” So cool, in light of what we saw today.

The Two witnesses, Are Men; Not Angels!

AND he [Abraham] saw Yehovah coming towards him, by Mamre’s strong tree, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men [enoshim, plural of eesh] were coming to him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the ground, and said, “My Master [adoni], if I have now found favor in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant.” (Gen 18:1-3)

Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground. And he said, “Here now, my master [adoni], please turn in to your servant’s house and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” And they said, “No, but we will spend the night in the open square.” (Gen 19:1-2)

Angels!? I hate the use of all “religious” words that mislead men who want to  know Yehovah and His eternal and unchanging ways. The word malach or malak is often translated as angels, but they are “messengers” who are sent (shalach) by Yehovah to speak and act on His behalf. Throughout Genesis chapters 18 and 19 these supposed “angels” are called “enoshim,”  the plural form of “eesh” or “man”. The three men in chapter 18 who come to Abraham, and the two men who come to Lot in chapter 18 are known by them.

Elohim is not a eesh, that He should lie, nor a son of adam, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? (Num 23:19)

So Who Were These Three Men?

The answer to this question comes when we understand what a sent one, a shalach, actually is. I like to use the example of Eliezer who was sent by Abraham to find a bride for his son Isaac when describing who a shalach is. What Eliezer did was as if Abraham had done it. What Eliezer said was as if Abraham had said it. The gifts Eliezer gave were as if Abraham had given them and the decisions Eliezer made were as if Abraham had made them. Was he Abraham? No, and yes. He was his sent one, Abraham’s shalach.

For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of Yehovah, and Yehovah has sent us [shalachim, plural of shalach] to destroy it.” (Gen 19:13)

Moses too was sent by Yehovah. Listen to what Yehovah tells Moses about Aaron and then Pharaoh.

So the anger of Yehovah was kindled against Moses, and He said: “Is not Aaron the Levite your brother? I know that he can speak well. And look, he is also coming out to meet you. When he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. Now you shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth. And I will be with your mouth and with his mouth, and I will teach you what you shall do. So he shall be your spokesman to the people. And he himself shall be as a mouth for you, and you shall be to him as Elohim. (Exo_4:14-16)

So Yehovah said to Moses: “See, I have made you as Elohim to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet. You shall speak all that I command you. And Aaron your brother shall tell Pharaoh to send Israel’s seed out of his land. (Exo 7:1-2)

Who Were Yehovah’s The Two Witnesses?

I’m going to suggest to you that Abraham and Lot both knew these men. Both of them recognized them from a distance, came to them, bowed down to them and called them “my master” or “adoni.” Who would Yehovah use to represent Him on the earth at this time and who would both Abraham and Lot trust without question? There is only one man, and his name is Shem. We saw in Genesis 14 that he was the melchi-zedek (the righteous’ king) and also, as we saw in Yasher the adoni-zedek (the righteous’ master). Noah [who died when Abram was 58] and Shem raised Abraham and taught him the ways of Yehovah for 39 of his first 49 years. Would it make sense that the three men who first came to Abraham were Shem, Eber and one other? Would it make sense that both Abraham and Lot would run to them,  bow down with their faces to the ground and call him (Shem, the leader of the three) adoni (my master) when they greet him? Shem was the one who was carrying the same “Rod of Elohim” that Moses is going to carry in the future. Do Abraham and Shem greet every passerby this way?

The Two Witnesses Have To Be Men Who Are Mature In Understanding Yehovah’s Word

Only Shem and Eber fit the bill for the destruction of Sodom. But Sodom is just a shadow picture of the main event, which is the destruction of the earth for the second time. Who will Yehovah use this next time to represent Him? Men who are still thinking in terms of “the children of Israel” and don’t know who the Ezrach or the Ger (who dwell with them) are? Men who have never learned Yehovah’s created purpose for ‘the man’ and the man’s woman? Men who have never left the kingdom of their birth and who teach men to obey “the law of the land”? Or men who are still teaching others to keep a Seder, a foot-washing ceremony, or communion service instead of a real Exodus 12 celebration?

No, the two witnesses whom Yehovah will use in the future to represent Him on the earth will be Ezrach men who teach other men to leave the kingdoms of their birth and then, at Passover, come into covenant / cutting with Yehovah.

I still have much to say on this subject, but you will have to listen to the video to find out more.

Two Witnesses Mark The Beginning Of The End

2G24 Genesis 19 & Yasher 19:45-60 – The Two Witnesses
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Genesis 17 – My Covenant / My Cutting

Abram, what an amazing man he was;  he had the ability (after walking with the Creator for almost 100 years) to hear the voice of Yehovah and do what He requested. In Genesis 17 Yehovah speaks to Abram in a vision and gives him a new name (Abraham); and Sarai, bone of his bone and the flesh of his flesh, also gets a new name (Sarah).

The name Abram [אברם] is spelled (right to left) aleph, bet, resh, mem and means “Exalted Father” or “High Father.” He is the father of the spiritual seed who dwell in heaven; men who have left their elohim (the lawmakers and judges of their birth) whom they previously served and now follow Abram as he follows THE Elohim and Creator of all things.

The addition of the “hey, [ה]” to Abram’s name made it Abraham [אברהם], and this “hey” added yet another dimension to his high or exalted fatherhood, it adds an eternal dimension.

Genesis 17 is the prelude to Genesis 18 which describes the birth of the spiritual man, Isaac, at the “Time of Life” which falls on the “appointed time” or the “moed.” The “Time of Life” is what Passover was called before it was called Passover. The “Time of Life” (the time that Isaac was born) and the Passover (the time which Israel’s seed was, and is, born) are tied together in the Torah in many ways. The 430 year time-line from Exodus 12, the 400 year prophecy from Genesis 15, the words “that very same day” in Genesis 17 and Exodus 12, the “appointed time” of Genesis 17, Genesis 18, Leviticus 23, Exodus 12 and others.

Genesis 17 – My Covenant / My Cutting

However, the tie between Genesis 17 (the “Time of Life”) and Exodus 12 (Passover), which I want you to see clearly today, is about what Yehovah calls “My cutting” [בריתי, be·ri·ti’]. It is a compound word that is used 23 times in the Torah, 9 times in Genesis 17 alone. Be·ri·ti’ is translated in most bibles as “My Covenant,” but I believe this to be yet another religious word designed to mislead and distract men, who wish to seek and pursue righteous.

And I will make My cutting between Me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.” (Genesis 17:2)

As for Me, behold, My cutting is with thee, and thou shall be a father of many people. (Genesis 17:4)

Yehovah cutting and Abram’s “fatherhood” seem to be connected.

As I said, be·ri·ti’ [בריתי] is a compound word; the suffix “י” [yad], when added to a noun, says “my.” The Hebrew word that the yad is being added to, in this case, is be·rit’ [ברית], which means “a cutting.” Together they say, “My Cutting.”

Again, we get trapped by these religious words, and few people have seen what I am trying to show you today; even Jeff Benner in his Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible wants to call the Hebrew word be·rit’ a “covenant;” but read carefully how he defines the be·rit’.

[ברית]
“A covenant is instituted through a sacrifice of a choice, fatted, animal which is cut into two and the parties of the covenant pass through the pieces. If one party fails to meet the agreements of the covenant then the other may do the same to them. (see Genesis 15:10,17 and Jeremiah 34:18-20)”

Now read it again and substitute the word “cutting” for “covenant.”

Here are the verses he suggests that we read. We do not cut a covenant; the cutting IS the agreement; and passing through the pieces seals the agreement! Oh my – this is so cool!

Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, down the middle, and placed each piece opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. (Gen 15:10)

And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces. (Gen 15:17)

And I will give the men who have transgressed My covenant [בריתי, be·ri·ti’], who have not performed the words of the covenant [ברית, be·rit’] which they made before Me, when they cut the calf in two and passed between the parts of it—the princes of Judah, the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, the priests, and all the people of the land who passed between the parts of the calf—I will give them into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of those who seek their life. Their dead bodies shall be for meat for the birds of the heaven and the beasts of the earth. (Jer 34:18-20)

Genesis 17: 10 – His Cutting

And now look at what Yehovah says what His cutting actually is!

This is My cutting which you all [men] shall keep, between Me and you all and thy seed after thee: every male among you shall be circumcised. (Genesis 17:10)

The cutting that Abraham made, and the cutting that all the spiritual seed of our “high father” made, and will make, is circumcision! And all our seed will pass through the literal cutting when they are conceived.

Genesis 17 goes on to describe who is to be circumcised.

  • Genesis 17:11 Abraham
  • Genesis 17:10 Every male of Abraham’s house (We are talking about his gates, he has close to 1000 men with him at this point.)
  • Genesis 17:12 The 8 day old male and every male bought with money (these are permanent servants)
  • Genesis 17:13 He who was born in Abram’s house

But understanding this cutting goes still deeper. As I said, Genesis 17 is a prelude to Genesis 18; and we will see that it is fundamental to our understanding what is happening in Exodus 12. Please take note of who is to be circumcised in Exodus BEFORE the Ger can draw near and eat the Passover and become as one born in the land; or what must happen before the Passover / the “Time of Life,” the moed, appointed time that Isaac was born AND the moed that all Israel’s seed is born.

  • But every man’s servant who is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then he may eat it. (Exo 12:44)
  • And when a stranger [Ger] dwells with thee 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 be as a native of the land [Ezrach]. For no uncircumcised person [always men] shall eat it. (Exo 12:48)

Ishmael was not the promised and spiritually born seed.

  • Ishmael did not come from Abraham’s body; Hagar was “a woman” given to him by Sarah who was “bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh.” Oh – and Hagar did not get a new name, only Sarah did.
  • The birth of Ishmael does not fit both the 400 year prophecy, or the 430 years to that “very same day” of Exodus 12.
  • Ishmael never passed through Abraham cutting; while Isaac, the spiritually born seed, did.

Genesis 17 is just preparation for the coming big event which is prophesied in Genesis 18, the “Time of Life.” Here is a much more in-depth teaching on Genesis 17. I hope you will enjoy it.

Genesis 17 – My Covenant / My Cutting

2G21 Genesis 17
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Spiritually Born Seed

Spiritually Born SeedGenesis 15 is all about Yehovah’s promise to Abram to give him “seed” [זרעך, ze·rah]. This word often gets translated as “descendants;” but to be clear, when Yehovah talks about “seed,” He is always referring to men. It is the man who carries the seed of future generations and it is the man who produces after his own kind; ha·a·dam (the man) begat seed after his own image and kind after the fall, not Yehovah’s. But we will see, in this chapter, that the seed Yehovah is promising Abram, is spiritually born seed  and this seed is Yehovah’s kind.

To really understand this portion of Yehovah’s word we must have a broad understanding of the Torah and Yasher in order to see how all the pieces fit together. Exodus 12 says that Israel, Yehovah’s spiritually born seed, came out of Egypt exactly 430 years to that very same day.

Now the sojourn of Israel’s seed who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years–on that very same day–it came to pass that all the armies of Yehovah went out from the land of Egypt. (Exo 12:40-41)

This number always bothered me because I knew that Israel could not have been under Pharaoh’s rule for 430 years; the numbers just do not work. When Jacob came with his family to Egypt, Levi and his sons, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, were already born and his daughter (their sister, Yochebed) was in uterus. She was counted among the 70 souls, but only 69 were enumerated in the role in Genesis 46.

Moses’ father was Amram, the son of Kohath, and his mother was Yochebed the daughter of Levi. So unless Yochebed had Moses at 350, something is wrong with this picture and I had to solve this mystery.

So how long were we in Egypt? Where does the count for the 430 years,to the very same day, begin? How does the prophecy, which Abram received in his dream in Genesis 15, concerning the 400 years of Abram’s seed dwelling in “Egypt,” fit into this story? And how does a man become a spiritually born seed of Abram, a.k.a. “Israel’s seed”?

When I read Yasher for the first time (7 years ago or so) some of these answers started to emerge, but it was not until I was preparing this lesson for my Sabbath class this week that all the pieces fell together. Here is what I found then.

Jasher 81:4 And at the end of two hundred and ten years, Yehovah brought forth Israel’s seed from Egypt with a strong hand.
5 And Israel’s seed traveled from Egypt and from Goshen and from Rameses, and encamped in Succoth on the fifteenth day of the first month.

This is the day that we began by eating our Passover lambs and goats; it is the 1st day of the feast of Unleavened Bread. And because I know that Yehovah does not change and His word endures forever I had to find out what happened 430 years ago on that very same day.

Armed with this new number (210 years we were in “Egypt”) I began to work backwards. The 210 years had to start with Jacob arriving in Egypt. So how old was Jacob when he arrived?

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)

Now, that was progress; 210 + 130 = 340 years; so I kept looking.

Next, in my quest to understand the 430 years, I asked, “How old was Isaac when Jacob was born? And I found that also.

Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them. (Gen 25:26)

I see it now, but I did not see it then.  Probably because I was looking for 430 years to that very same day and not 400 years to that very same day; 340 + 60 = 400! But my quest to understand the 430 continued with a partial answer right before my eyes. 430 years minus 400 years left a deficit of 30 years. Abram was 100 when Isaac (as we now know is the spiritually born seed) was born on the moed called “the time of Life.But in Genesis, the 1st time Yehovah makes his promise to Abram concerning the seed he is 75 years old. Augh! that left me a 5 year shortage; instead of 430 years I could only come up with 425 years. I shared my research with some friends but they also had no answers.

Finally the day came (about 5 years ago) that I discovered the missing 5 years. I was again reading Yasher (for about the 4th time) and this verse literally jumped out at me.

Jasher 13:17 And it was in the fifteenth year of Abram’s dwelling in the land of Canaan, which is the seventieth year of the life of Abram, and Yehovah appeared to Abram in that year and he said to him, I am Yehovah who brought thee out from Ur Casdim to give thee this land for an inheritance. 18 Now therefore walk before me and be perfect and keep my commands, for to thee and to thy seed I will give this land for an inheritance, from the river Mitzraim unto the great river Euphrates. 19 And thou shalt come to thy fathers in peace and in good age, and the fourth generation [this is referring to Moses, the only other man in Torah to call Yehovah “adoni” / “my master”] shall return here in this land and shall inherit it forever; and Abram built an altar, and he called upon the name of Yehovah who appeared to him, and he brought up sacrifices upon the altar to Yehovah.

From the time Abram was 55, he had dwelt in Canaan for 15 year and in Haran for 5, before he left for Canaan, for the 2nd time, at 75 as recorded in Genesis 12. Yehovah first spoke to Abram about his seed, the spiritually born men, inheriting their land when Abram was 70 (at the end of his 1st sojourn in Canaan); and this solved the riddle for me concerning the 430 years to that very same day. What is it that Yehovah is teaching us about that very same and special day?

What day (that very same day) was it that Yehovah spoke to Abram? I have found that Yehovah speaks to His men primarily on His moeds; Sabbaths, new moons and feast days. That day, that very same day, was what we now call the Passover; but back then it was called “the time of life.” That very same day that Abram’s spiritually born seed, Isaac, was  birthed;  and the very same day that Israel’s seed, Yehovah’s spiritually born men, were birthed as well. Here is my out-line for both the 430 and the 400 year prophecies which Yehovah gave to Abram when he was 70 and when he was 78, respectively. So much to learn, so little time.

Abram’s Spiritually Born Seed

     0 Yehovah‘s promise to Abram
Jasher 13:17 And it was in the fifteenth year of Abram’s dwelling in the land of Canaan, which is the seventieth year of the life of Abram, and Yehovah appeared to Abram in that year and he said to him, I am Yehovah who brought thee out from Ur Casdim to give thee this land for an inheritance. 18 Now therefore walk before me and be perfect and keep my commands, for to thee and to thy seed I will give this land for an inheritance, from the river Mitzraim unto the great river Euphrates.

+   5  years later Abram (75) departs from Haran
So Abram departed as Yehovah had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. (Gen 12:4)

+ 25  years after Abram leave Haran Isaac is born
Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. (Gen 21:5)

+ 60  years is Isaac’ age when Jacob is born
Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them. (Gen 25:26)

+130 years is Jacob speaks to Pharaoh when he arrives in Egypt with his family
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)

+210 Years in which we actually did live in Egypt
Jasher 81:4 And at the end of two hundred and ten years, Yehovah brought forth the sons of Israel from Egypt with a strong hand. 5 And the sons of Israel traveled from Egypt and from Goshen and from Rameses, and encamped in Succoth on the fifteenth day of the first month.

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  430 Years Total

This means that Abram received this prophecy, when he was 70 years old, on the 15th day of the first month!

Oh my, the ramifications of this new knowledge is mind-boggling for folks  who will leave their doctrines and traditions of men behind and begin to learn only Yehovah’s words given through Moses.

WE are so blessed to have Yehovah’s word, in some ways more than Abram. He could not see what we can now see clearly if we will take the time and do the work to understand the message line upon line.

“Whom will he teach knowledge? And whom will he make to understand the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just drawn from the breasts? For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.” (Isa 28:9-10)

  • Abram was in spiritual Egypt his whole life.
  • Ishmael can not be the promised seed.
  • Isaac and Israel’s seed were both born on the same day.
  • The “smoking stove” and the “flaming torch” that passed through the pieces in Abram’s dream was the “pillar of smoke and fire” which appeared with Moses and led us out of our Egypt and into Yehovah’s kingdom and toward our land.
  • All this is going to happen again!

Please consider joining my Sabbath classes each week; but be warned, these classes are NOT for those who love the doctrines and traditions of men that we have all learned. This is strong meat, for those who have eyes that see and a heart that desires to understand more.

Here is what we went through in this week.

Abram’s Spiritually Born Seed

2G19 Genesis 14:19 – 15 – Abram’s Spiritually Born Seed
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144,000 (8) The Mighty Ones

I closed part 7 by saying,

“Those who come to Yehovah will be happy and content for almost a whole year after they join themselves (and their families) to the sent one nearest them. But in one single day something is going to happen which will turn the whole earth into a desolation and a wilderness. And it will be at this time that we will see these sent ones, these beings, these mighty ones go to war as the arm of Yehovah. You thought they seemed like “Gods” already? Wait until you see them fight. When the strength of the world comes against them, you will see Yehovah defend the few against the many.”

To understand the coming last days, we must have a better understanding of the series of events that will take place. And that is what this series (here is part 1) and my “Last Days” series is all about. These beings, these mighty ones, are the nation born in a day, at Passover and they are sealed and set-apart, as Yehovah’s Shalachim, His sent ones, at Shavuot.

It is at this Shavuot that people begin to come to Yehovah at each of these set-apart locations all over the world. It is in those locations that everyone who comes to them will receive provision, protection and instruction in righteousness.

But the elohim (the lawmakers and judges) of the world are scared; they see what is happening and realize  that all this trouble started at Passover the year before. So in a effort to ward off further loss of their workforce they will make a proclamation saying that there will be no more keeping of Passover. And this prohibition is the taking away of the eternal, the continual, the perpetual, the taw-meed (תּמיד, tâmîyd).

WordStudy defines taw-meed as: “A masculine noun meaning “continuity.” This word commonly refers to actions concerning religious rituals.’

And from the time that the continual H8548 slaughter is taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate is given, there shall be a thousand, two hundred, and ninety days. (Dan 12:11)

It appears to me that the elohim of the world will put forth this prohibition exactly 30 days prior to Passover with a warning that anyone who participates in Passover will be killed. Pharaoh tried to do the same thing. Yehovah told Moses to speak to Pharaoh.

Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says Yehovah: “My son, My firstborn, is Israel. So I say to you, let My son go that he may serve Me.” But if you refuse to let him go, indeed I will kill your son, your firstborn.” ‘ ” (Exo 4:22-23)

This prohibition against the keeping of a true Passover IS the “abomination that makes desolate.” But we, Yehovah’s people, are going to do what He expects from us in each of our locations (all over the world); and because we obey only Him, we will see the might of the world come against us like a flood right after Passover.

So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. (Rev 12:15-16)

It is at this time that we will see the first of two great shakings in the earth. This one will plunge the earth back into the dark-ages and destroy the infrastructure of the New World Order (NWO). The moon and the sun will darken, cities, homes, factories will fall and the stars will be diminished. (I talk about this in my blog entitled “Are You ready for the Wilderness?“) This first great shaking of the earth which will kill / swallow the flood (which comes against us in all of our places), turns the world into a desolation and begins the 1260 day count-down to the great day of Yehovah. The second shaking will be more violent than the first and will seem as if the stars are falling as well. But what is falling from the skies are 75 pound chunks/hunks of burning brimstone (just like what happened in Sodom). In this context, you should also read my blog called “Will a True Passover Initiate the Great Tribulation?

Well, now things get very exciting for Yehovah’s shalachim, His mighty ones. Because they represent Him, the flood was not coming against His mighty ones (and all those who have come to them in the past year), it was coming against Him; and this attack on Him is license for Him and His host (His tse-va-ot) to go to war (in each of their locations) in order to make the whole world His. We are the mighty ones, a people who come, great and strong. The world will have no defense against us, we are the arm of Yehovah who look and act like, dare I say, “super heroes”.

The prophets of Yehovah talk about these men in many places, but Joel 2 is one of the most descriptive. They have the strength of a horse and can run as quickly, they can jump 75 feet in the air, they run between weapons and are not cut down; and when they yell / roar everyone around them pees their pants and runs away.  They  will not, and can not be killed!

Here is a  portion of Joel 2 for your consideration.

mighty onesBlow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of Yehovah is coming, for it is at hand. 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.
Their appearance is like the appearance of horses [muscular and strong]; and like swift steeds, so they run with a noise like chariots; over mountaintops they leap, like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble. Like a strong people set in battle array. Before them the people writhe in pain; all faces are drained of color.
They run like mighty ones, they climb the wall like men of war; every one marches in formation, and they do not break ranks. They do not push one another; every one marches in his own column. Though they lunge between the weapons, they are not cut down. They run to and fro in the city, they run on the wall; they climb into the houses, they enter at the windows like a thief.

The earth quakes before them, the heavens tremble; the sun and moon grow dark, and the stars diminish their brightness. Yehovah gives voice before His army [His host], for His camp is very great. For strong is the one who executes His word. For the day of Yehovah is great and very terrible. Who can endure it? (Joe 2:1-11)

Even Yasher talks about Jacob’s 10 sons going to war against the 7 great cities of the Canaanites. This 7 day battle also starts with a great shaking of the earth which puts fear into the hearts of all their (Canaan’s) mighty men. 50, 60 70,000 die when Jacob’s 10 sons (all in their teens and early 20s), and 102 servants go to war along with their dad (105 years old) and his bow. Here is a sampling of what they can do, but you should take the time to read chapters 37 – 40 in Yasher. Here is a PDF, my latest working copy of Yasher, which I use in my Sabbath class each week.

Yasher 37:17 And when Jacob ceased praying to Yehovah the earth shook from its place, and the sun darkened, and all these kings were terrified and a great consternation seized them.
18 And Yehovah hearkened to the prayer of Jacob, and Yehovah impressed the hearts of all the kings and their hosts with the terror and awe of Jacob’s seed.
19 For Yehovah caused them to hear the sound of chariots, and the sound of mighty horses from Jacob’s seed, and the sound of a great army accompanying them.
20 And these kings were seized with great terror at Jacob’s seed, and whilst they were standing in their quarters, behold Jacob’s seed advanced upon them, with one hundred and twelve men, with a great and tremendous shouting.

Yasher 37:23 And Jacob’s seed came near and advanced against all these kings and their armies, and they saw, and behold it was a very mighty people, numerous as the sand of the sea.
24 And Jacob’s seed called unto Yehovah and said, Help us O Yehovah, help us and answer us, for we trust in thee, and let us not die by the hands of these uncircumcised men, who this day have come against us.
42 And Jacob’s seed caused fifteen thousand of their men to fall, and they smote them as if smiting at gourds, and the rest fled for their lives.

Yasher 38:29 And Jacob’s seed came near to break open the doors of the gates of the city, and the inhabitants did not let them, for from the top of the wall they were casting stones and arrows upon them.
30 And the number of the people who were upon the wall was about four hundred men, and when Jacob’s seed saw that the men of the city would not let them open the gates of the city, they sprang and ascended the top of the wall, and Judah went up first to the east part of the city.
31 And Gad and Asher went up after him to the west corner of the city, and Simeon and Levi to the north, and Dan and Reuben to the south.
32 And the men who were on the top of the wall, the inhabitants of the city, seeing that Jacob’s seed were coming up to them, they all fled from the wall, descended into the city, and concealed themselves in the midst of the city.

Yasher 39:7 And the inhabitants of Arbelan heard the noise of the shouting of Jacob’s seed, and their roaring like the noise of lions and like the roaring of the sea and its waves.
8 And fear and terror possessed their hearts on account of Jacob’s seed, and they were terribly afraid of them, and they retreated and fled before them into the city, and Jacob’s seed pursued them to the gate of the city, and they came upon them in the city.

When you see these mighty ones fight you will understand why Isaiah says, “those who wait upon Yehovah will renew their strength”.

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting Elohim, Yehovah, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths [the young men who never get tired] shall faint and be weary, and the young men [the strength and the might of the world’s armies] shall utterly fall, but those who wait upon Yehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. (Isa 40:28-31)

It is these shalachim (sent ones), Yehovah’s mighty ones (a.k.a the 144,000) and those who join themselves to them (as their “pure of heart” servants) who will be preserved through the great day of Yehovah at the end of the 1260 day’s tribulation and be brought into the millennial kingdom alive and well; just as Noah and those with Him came through the flood. Everyone else will perish from the earth and be forgotten forever.

I, for one, can’t wait to see Yehovah fulfill all the words that He has spoken concerning the coming last days; He always does what He says.

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The Land And The Seed

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The Seed begins to take the Land and it starts with a great shaking.

The Sabbath class I taught below concludes our 3 year process of going through Torah and the book of Yasher. We finished Deuteronomy last week, and Yasher and five chapters from Joshua this week. And, I was pleased to see in both that Yehovah fulfilled His word to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel; the promise concerning the land and the seed. Over and over He talked about the land and the seed, the land and the seed, the land and the seed.

And Yehovah appeared unto Abram, and said, unto thy seed will I give this land: and there he built an altar unto Yehovah, who appeared unto him. (Gen 12:7)

For all the land which thou see, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. (Gen 13:15)

In the same day Yehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates. (Gen 15:18)

And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their Elohim. (Gen 17:8)

Yehovah, Elohim of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that swore unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a woman unto my son from thence. (Gen 24:7)

Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I swore unto Abraham thy father. (Gen 26:3)

That you may prolong your days in the land which Yehovah swore to give your fathers, to them and their seed, ‘a land flowing with milk and honey.’ (Deu 11:9)

I really like this word seed. It was while we were going through Torah these past 3 years that I came to understand Israel as Yehovah’s spiritually born seed. Beni Israel is Israel’s seed, His Ezrach men who came into covenant with Him at Passover and who produce spiritual seed after His and their own kind.

We saw clearly this week that these spiritual men are the seed which inherits the land which Yehovah promised to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and to all His heir, His seed. Listen to the last word of Moses.

Then Israel shall dwell in safety, the fountain of Jacob alone [Jacob’s spiritual seed], in a land of grain and new wine; His heavens shall also drop dew. Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by Yehovah, a shield of your help and a sword of your majesty! Your enemies shall submit to you, and you shall tread down their high places.” (Deu 33:28-29)

And the last chapter of Jasher said,

Yasher 91:15 And Yehovah gave to Israel’s seed the whole land of Canaan, as he had sworn to their ancestors, and Yehovah gave them rest from those around them, and Israel’s seed dwelt securely in their cities.
16 Blessed be Yehovah for ever, amen, and amen.

But all this is still the shadow picture of a much grander image. Yehovah told both ‘ha-adam’ and Noah to be fruitful and fill the earth; and Yehovah does not speak idle words. What He says is going to be done.

The earth is Yehovah’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. Psa 24:1

Right now Yehovah is raising up a people, His servants, men who have made covenant with Him by slaughter, His kind, who will inherit the earth, be fruitful and multiply in it. But first we will have to do what we did in Canaan.

Yasher 89:48 And he [Joshua] passed from them to all the cities of the kings which he had smitten, and he smote all the people who were left of them and he utterly destroyed them.
49 Only their booty and cattle the Israelites took to themselves as a prey, but every human being they smote, they suffered not a soul to live.
50 As Yehovah had commanded Moses, so did Joshua and all Israel; they failed not in anything.

Will you (men) leave the kingdom of your birth and join yourselves (and your family) to Yehovah’s people, True Israel? Or, will be part of the coming purge? Only the seed will inherit the land!

The Land and the Seed

2D19 Joshua 1-6 and Yasher 88 – 90:27
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The Time of Life

The Time of Life and the Passover are intimately related; it is the day that the spiritual man is born.

Genesis chapter 18 follows 17! That may sound obvious to some, but these chapters are very closely linked. The casual reader will miss what is there. I did not see it until I read the same account in the book of Yasher. Here is what it said.

Yasher 18:1-4 (1) And Abraham rose and did all that Elohim had ordered him, and he took the men of his household and those bought with his money, and he circumcised them as Yehovah had commanded him. (2) And there was not one left whom he did not circumcise, and Abraham and his son Ishmael were circumcised in the flesh of their foreskin; thirteen years old was Ishmael when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. (3) And in the third day Abraham went out of his tent and sat at the door to enjoy the heat of the sun, during the pain of his flesh. (4) And Yehovah appeared to him in the plain of Mamre, and sent three of his ministering angels to visit him, and he was sitting at the door of the tent, and he lifted his eyes and saw, and lo three men were coming from a distance, and he rose up and ran to meet them, and he bowed down to them and brought them into his house.

Genesis says,

Then Yehovah appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. (Gen 18:1)

The Time Of Life Is The Moed

Born in the Land, abram become abraham, apointed time, book of jasher, circuncision of Abraham, ezrach, Genesis 17, genesis 18, ger, michael didier torah teacher, moed, stranger, time of lifeGenesis chapter 18 recounts the visit of Yehovah’s three messengers (all men) sent to Abraham, while he was sitting at the door of his tent in the heat of the day, who tell Abraham that Sarah, his woman, will have a son when Yehovah returns to them at the “moed,”  the Time of Life, in the following year. Continue reading The Time of Life