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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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Yehovah’s Servants (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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Precept 9 – The Kingdom of Heaven

Where is the kingdom of heaven today? Or, perhaps more aptly stated, “where is our heart today?”

Many, most, have dismissed the kingdom of heaven as a kingdom that will come after the tribulation; these folks have said that, for now, we must live according to the “laws of the land.” But this “laws of the land” false image comes only from a spirit of harlotry which we have all learned? The very reason that Yehovah’s men are commanded to wear tassels or tzitzit is so we remember to keep His commandments and not follow the harlotry to which our hearts and eyes are inclined. Continue reading Precept 9 – The Kingdom of Heaven