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144,000 (6) – Redeemed From Among Men

The number “144,000” comes from the NT commentaries, NOT Yehovah’s eternal and unchanging word; and because of that, it is not a number that I am going to “hang my hat on.” But Yehovah is, even now, raising up a people (men) who will serve only Him in these last days, just as He said He would.

[Note: This series is best understood from the beginning; here is Part 1.]

redeemed from among menAnd who is like Thy people, like Israel, the one nation on the earth whom Elohim [the lawmaker and judge] went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for Himself a name—and to do for thyself great and awesome deeds for thy land—before thy people whom Thou redeemed for thyself from Egypt, the nations, and their elohim? For Thou have made Thy people, Israel thy very own people forever; and Thou, Yehovah, have become their Elohim. (2Sa 7:23-24)

But now, thus says Yehovah, who created thee, O Jacob [flesh birth], and He who formed thee, O Israel [spiritual birth]: “Fear not, for I have redeemed thee; I have called thee by thy name; thou are Mine. When thou pass through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee. When thou walk through the fire, thou shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch thee. For I am Yehovah, thy Elohim, the Holy One of Israel, thy savior; I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in thy place. Since thou are precious in My sight, thou has been honored, and I have loved thee; therefore I will give men for thee, and people for thy life. Fear not, for I am with thee; I will bring thy descendants [seed, spiritual men] from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not keep them back!’ Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters [a woman is a daughter if she is bone of her man’s bone] from the ends of the earth—everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” (Isa 43:1-7)

Oh, give thanks to Yehovah, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of Yehovah say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy [other men – belial’s seed], and gathered out of the lands, from the east and from the west, From the north and from the south. They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried out to Yehovah in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses; and He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to an encampment for a dwelling place. (Psa 107:1-7)

These “servants” of Yehovah in Jeremiah 23 are called by many names; the banner, the branch of righteousness, his arm, the male-child, the Ezrach man, Israel’s seed, the watchmen, a people great and strong, and a wild ox, just to name a few. This people is true Israel, the men Yehovah is raising up to be His shalachim, His sent ones, in the coming last days. And these are the men who are redeemed from among men. I talk about all these names in my video called the “144,000 in the scriptures.”

But what does it mean to be “redeemed from among men,” and how and when does it happen?

The word redeemed is the Hebrew word ga·al’ [גאל]; and a man is redeemed by his near of kin.

H1350    גַּאל    gā’al: A verb meaning to redeem or act as a kinsman-redeemer. The word means to act as a redeemer for a deceased kinsman (Rth_3:13); to redeem or buy back from bondage (Lev_25:48)

Yehovah told Moses, to tell pharaoh, to “let Israel, My son, My firstborn go that he may serve  me.” And through Isaiah He says,

For thus says Yehovah: “You have sold yourselves for nothing, and you shall be redeemed without money.” (Isa_52:3)

Right now we (men) can leave our Egypt freely and choose to serve only Yehovah; and then, at Passover, become Yehovah’s spiritual seed (His son) and the first-fruits of His spiritual kingdom.

They sang, as it were, a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. (4) These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes Yehovah. These were redeemed from among men, being first-fruits to Elohim. and to the Lamb. (Rev 14:3-4)

[Note: You will have to read part 5 of this series to understand my very purposeful strike-outs above.]

All Israel’s first-fruits and those males who open the womb (the matrix) always belong to Yehovah. We bring the first-fruits and our first-born to Yehovah because He is the one who gives us the increase of our body, our animals, and the things that come from the ground (which he also gave to us). It is during Shavuot that we bring the first-fruits of the wheat harvest to wave before Yehovah; and it will be on Shavuot that Yehovah seals and sets-apart those shepherds who are redeemed from among men for His purpose.

All men come from the dust and they all will also return to the dust.

In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return.” (Gen 3:19)

All flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust. (Job 34:15)

You hide Your face, they are troubled; You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. (Psa 104:29)

All go to one place: all are from the dust, and all return to dust. (Ecc 3:20)

But these servants are like Noah, wholly righteous men (enoshim); and, like him, they too will be coming through the last days of our world alive. And more, they will be “the great ones” in the millennial kingdom and the rulers, the el, over each of their gates.

I have a hunch that all these spiritually born men, true Ezrach Israel, the virgin,  those who separated themselves from the world in order to wholly follow Yehovah in all His ways, may never die. Their women, their children and perhaps even their servants who come through  the destruction of the earth with them may eventually perish in the new world. But is it possible that these spiritual men, selected and set-apart by Yehovah to be redeemed from the earth may live for the whole 1000 years?

The way of Yehovah is strength for the upright, but destruction will come to the workers of iniquity. The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not inhabit the earth. The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out. (Pro 10:29-31)

Behold, the day of Yehovah comes, cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners from it. (Isa 13:9)

For Yehovah loves justice, and does not forsake His saints (his khaw·seed); they are preserved forever, but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell in it forever. (Psa 37:28-29)

“Gather My saints (My khaw·seed) together to Me, those who have cut a covenant with Me by slaughter.” (Psa 50:5)

Regardless of whether or not they live the whole of the 1000 years, what is important is that they will be renewed in their strength and there will be no week or feeble men among them; regardless of their present age and physical condition.

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. … but those who wait on 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)

The world will be in awe of these wholly righteous men who speak and act on behalf of Yehovah. Next time I will discuss how these shepherds will carry themselves during Israel’s three and one half years in the wilderness.

144,000 (7) Shalach Yehovah’s Sent One

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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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Defining the Church

For me, defining the church, the ecclesia (the called out ones) begins with defining who True Israel is. The STATE OF ISRAEL are those who follow the laws of a man-made government with its statutes, judgments and ordinances and who trust in its Military Intelligence, tanks, ground to air missiles, planes, etc, etc, etc. In contrast, True Israel are those who have repented and are diligently learning our heavenly Father’s statutes, judgments and ordinances and who trust in Yehovah God exclusively for all their provisions and safety.

Our Father has only ever had one people, their name is True Israel. Continue reading Defining the Church