“What is enosh [אנושׁ – man, pronounced e-noosh’] that You remember him, and the son [בן– ben] of man [אדם– adam] that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the Elohim (God, not angels), and You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen– even the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea that pass through the paths of the seas. O Yehovah, our master, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!” Psa 8:4-9
“What is enosh [אנושׁ– man], that You should exalt him, that You should set Your heart on him, that You should visit him every morning, and test him every moment?” (Job 7:17-18)
“Thou turns enosh [אנושׁ – man] to contrition; and says: ‘Return, you son of man [אדם– adam].” (Psa 90:3)
The psalmist quoted above wrote what is enosh [אנושׁ– man] that You “remember” and ” visit” him? Yehovah, our Creator, made the man to have dominion over the earth. Unfortunately for men today, this is not the case because of our rebellion to Yehovah’s ways and our love for the ways of men.
Yehovah is mindful of the enosh (אנוש] who will humbly make His ways their ways, but not men in general. He does not even hear the prayer of a man who does not love His Torah, His instructions concerning how all men are to live and guide their families. Knowing who we are in relation to our Creator will give our minds a clearer image to build His truth on and the right attitudes to commune with Yehovah as He desires.
The Creator of the universe says that evenour prayers are an abomination if we do not love His Law (His instructions on how all men are to live).
One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination. (Pro 28:9)
Then they will cry to Yehovah, but He will not hear them; He will even hide His face from them at that time, because they have been evil in their deeds. (Mic 3:4)
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Yehovah, but the prayer of the upright is His delight. The way of the wicked is an abomination to Yehovah, but He loves him who follows righteousness. (Pro 15:8-9)
But there is one prayer that Yehovah will always hear; the prayer of a broken spirit and a contrite heart.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise. (Psa 51:17)
Here is a great video on the prayer that Yehovah will always hear.
YHVH (the LORD), the Creator and God (Elohim) who reveals Himself so wonderfully in the Law and the Prophets, is no different that the Elohim spoken of in the New Testament. YHVH does not change and His word endures forever. To think otherwise is to harbor a false image in our mind that will prevent us from seeing and living in His eternal kingdom. Correcting these false images and providing the intellectual tools to search out the truth of the scriptures for ourselves is the purpose of this series of writings.
One of the greatest false images that we embrace in our minds and then incorporate into our actions is a false image of what “grace” actually is. The majority of those who call themselves Christians have used this false idea of grace as a “get out of jail free card.” Continue reading Precept 11 – Grace→
Wikipedia describes “Making Aliyah” as “Aliyah is widely regarded as an important Jewish cultural concept and a fundamental concept of Zionism that is enshrined in Israel’s Law of Return, which accords any Jew (deemed as such by halakha and/or Israeli secular law) and eligible non-Jews (a child and a grandchild of a Jew, the spouse of a Jew, the spouse of a child of a Jew and the spouse of a grandchild of a Jew), the legal right to assisted immigration and settlement in Israel, as well as automatic Israeli citizenship. Someone who “makes aliyah” is called an oleh (m. singular) or olah (f. singular); the plural for both is olim. Many Religious Jews espouse aliyah as a return to the Promised land, and regard it as the fulfillment of God’s biblical promise to the descendants of the Hebrew patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Aliyah is included as a commandment by some opinions on the enumeration of the 613 commandments.”
Oh Plllleeeease! A fundamental concept of Zionism? Israel’s Law of Return? Halakha and/or Israeli secular law? Automatic Israeli citizenship? A return to the Promised land? Aliyah is included as a commandment? Where is any of this in the Torah and the Prophets? These are all additions to Yehovah’s word – which we, and they, are not allowed to do.
I see HUGE problems with this Jewish idea of “making aliyah.” The only thing a man has to do to join himself to True Israel is repent and be baptized into the Kingdom of God (True Israel) and the Father Himself will see that we return home.