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Their Elohim is exceedingly fond of them

Yehovah's special treasure, Elohim is exceedingly fond of themAt our last meeting we read that Jacob’s 2 sons, Simeon (12) and Levi (11) saved their sister Dinah (8) from the house of Shechem when they killed all the men of that wicked city. In today’s lesson we will learn that even the Canaanites understand that Jacob and His sons Elohim is exceedingly fond of them.

When we had to stop last time we saw that 7 kings of Canaan had come with 10,000 men to destroy Jacob and his household. They seemed like the sands of the sea in number and Jacob was afraid. But the boys displayed great faith.

Yasher 34:59 And Judah said unto Simeon and Levi, and unto all his brothers, Strengthen yourselves and be sons of valor, for Yehovah our Elohim is with us, do not fear them.
60 Stand forth each man, girt with his weapons of war, his bow and his sword, and we will go and fight against these uncircumcised men; Yehovah is our Elohim, He will save us.

Oh – how I love the faith I see in these sons of Jacob! Both Jacob and his father Isaac then prayed to Yehovah for deliverance. Here is a portion of that prayer.

Yasher 34:66 Now therefore, O Yehovah Elohim, Elohim of the whole earth, pervert, I pray thee, the counsel of these kings that they may not fight against my sons.
67 And impress the hearts of these kings and their people with the terror of my sons and bring down their pride, and that they may turn away from my sons.
68 And with thy strong hand and outstretched arm deliver my sons and their servants from them, for power and might are in thy hands to do all this.

Their Elohim is exceedingly fond of them

Yasher 35:2 And Yehovah heard the prayers of Isaac and Jacob, and He filled the hearts of all these kings’ advisers with great fear and terror that they unanimously exclaimed,
3 Are you silly this day, or is there no understanding in you, that you will fight with the Hebrews, and why will you take a delight in your own destruction this day?

Now the Canaanites remembered all the things which Yehovah has done for Abraham, Jacob, with Esau two years earlier and now the two sons who destroyed a whole city. Continue reading Their Elohim is exceedingly fond of them

Zimri And Cozbi

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Israel has just finish defeating the two powerful kings of the Amorites, Sihon and Og of Bashan; they were the dreaded enemies of both Moab and Midian. Now that we were able to destroy the Amorites so easily, Moab and Midian both fear that they will be the next to fall to us.

Instead of fighting us directly, they have put together a plan to undermine Israel’s son’s relationship with Yehovah. After a summer campaign on the east side of the Jordan we have gathered at Shittim on the plain of Moab to spend the winter before we start a new campaign on the west side of the Jordan in the spring.

It appears to me that some of Israel (remember they are the ezrach men) have become complacent and perhaps willing to covenant with our enemies instead of destroying them. Some of us began to take their daughters, eat their meat which has not been slaughtered to Yehovah and, worst of all, bowed down and served other elohim (lawmakers and judges) besides Yehovah.

And he, Israel abode in Shittim, and the people became wanton for Moab’s  daughters [בנות, benot], and they [Moab] called to the people to slaughter [לזבחי, zeh-vach] to their elohim (lawmakers and judges), and they did eat; and the people bowed down to their elohim. (Num 25:2-3)

Incidentally, eating meat slaughtered to other elohim is what we do when we buy beef, lamb or goat at the grocery store.

Big, big mistake! Yehovah (40 years before) said, Continue reading Zimri And Cozbi

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Genesis 2 – Creation Of “The Man” And His Woman

Genesis 2 reveals much about the duties and responsibilities for a man and his woman. Failure to understand these principles will corrupt all our further “understandings” and lead us in ways that Yehovah never intended.

Was it the man or his woman who was created in Yehovah’s image? Why is it that practically every time in this chapter my New King James Version says either “Adam” or “man” when the Hebrew says that it should say “the man”? And the 2 times that the NKJV actually translates “man” correctly was when it was a different Hebrew word altogether (אישׁ – eesh).

Who was it that Yehovah spoke to, “the man” or his woman ? What were the circumstances concerning the creation of ‘the man’ and his woman in Genesis 2? Why was she created? What does “bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh actually mean”? What does it mean when a man becomes “one flesh” with his woman?

The answers to all these questions will be found as we go through this material in Genesis 2.

Genesis 2 – Creation Of “The Man” And His Woman

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Meat Sacrificed To Idols (Sacrifice vs Slaughter) – 2

WE ARE ALL EATING “MEAT SACRIFICED TO IDOLS” AND IT NEEDS TO STOP RIGHT AWAY OR WE WILL BE CUT OFF, OR PERHAPS NEVER BECOME, YEHOVAH’S PEOPLE. We must understand the difference between sacrifice vs slaughter.

Yehovah speaks to His spiritually born men who have knowledge, understanding and wisdom that most men do not; just as he spoke to Ezekiel.

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house [family] of Israel [these are all of Yehovah’s spiritually born men, His ezrach, His seed, Israel]; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: (Eze 3:17)

First he warns the wicked men of the earth.

When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. (Eze 3:18)

Then he warns his own people, the righteous men, those who are, or were, learning and doing the ways that lead to life.

Continue reading Meat Sacrificed To Idols (Sacrifice vs Slaughter) – 2

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