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Be Sober And Vigilant


Be Sober and Vigilant

What we need to know to keep us protected and from being devoured by hasatan.

1Pe 5:1 Therefore, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Messiah, and also a sharer of the esteem that is to be revealed, I appeal to the elders among you:
1Pe 5:2 Shepherd the flock of Elohim which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but voluntarily, not out of greed for filthy gain, but eagerly,
1Pe 5:3 neither as being masters over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
1Pe 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you shall receive the never-fading crown of esteem.
1Pe 5:5 In the same way, you younger ones, be subject to elders. And gird yourselves with humility toward one another, for “Elohim resists the proud, but gives favour to the humble.”
1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves, then, under the mighty hand of Elohim, so that He exalts you in due time,
1Pe 5:7 casting all your worry upon Him, for He is concerned about you.
1Pe 5:8 Be sober, watch, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1Pe 5:9 Resist him, firm in the belief, knowing that the same hardships are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

Deu 22:22 “When a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, then both of them shall die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman. Thus you shall purge the evil from Yisra’El.
Deu 22:23 “When a girl who is a maiden is engaged to a husband, and a man finds her in the city and lies with her,
Deu 22:24 then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and shall stone them to death with stones, the girl because she did not cry out in the city, and the man because he has humbled his neighbour’s wife. Thus you shall purge the evil from your midst.


A primitive root (possibly rather identical with H6030 through the idea of looking down or browbeating); to depress literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively (in various applications). (sing is by mistake for H6030.): – abase self, afflict (-ion, self), answer [by mistake for H6030], chasten self, deal hardly with, defile, exercise, force, gentleness, humble (self), hurt, ravish, sing [by mistake for H6030], speak [by mistake for H6030], submit self, weaken, X in any wise.

Jer 51:1 Thus said YaHuWaH, “See, I am stirring up the spirit of a destroyer against Baḇel, against those who dwell in Lĕb – My opponents.
Jer 51:2 And I shall send winnowers to Baḇel, who shall winnow her and empty her land. For they shall be against her all around, in the day of evil.
Jer 51:3 “Let the archer draw his bow, and let him stand ready in his armour. Do not spare her young men, put all her army under the ban.
Jer 51:4 “And the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and the pierced-through in her streets.
Jer 51:5 “For neither Yisra’El nor Yehuḏah is widowed by his Elohim, YaHuWaH of hosts, though their land has been filled with sin against the Set-apart One of Yisra’El.”
Jer 51:6 Flee from the midst of Baḇel, and let each one save his life! Do not be cut off in her crookedness, for this is the time of the vengeance of YaHuWaH, the recompense He is repaying her.
Jer 51:7 Baḇel was a golden cup in the hand of YaHuWaH, making drunk all the earth. The nations drank her wine, that is why the nations went mad!
Jer 51:8 Baḇel shall suddenly fall and be broken. Howl for her! Take balm for her pain – if so be, she might be healed.
Jer 51:9 We would have healed Baḇel, but she is not healed. Let us leave her and each go to his own land, for her judgment reaches to the heavens and is lifted up to the clouds.

If we only followed the Torot and are covered in the blood of the Melchizedek Priesthood we can remain a maiden until our Husband comes to take us.

We who are shepherding the seed of Elohim should afflict and humble ourselves under Yah’s guidance (under the mighty hand of Elohim) and cast the worries it presents before Him and He will take care of it.

The practices of sobriety and vigilance are what empower us to resist the enemy when he comes to try and court us with nice flowers. Looks good and smells good but they are not from ABBA!

We don’t teach safeness. We teach abstinence.

Complete abstinence must be in our homes if we say that we are part of the priesthood. Our homes cannot be contaminated with fornication, physical or spiritual.


Of uncertain affinity; to abstain from wine (keep sober), that is, (figuratively) be discreet: – be sober, watch.

Rev 17:1 And one of the seven messengers who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying to me, “Come, I shall show you the judgment of the great whore sitting on many waters,
Rev 17:2 with whom the sovereigns of the earth committed whoring, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her whoring.”
Rev 17:3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast covered with names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:4 And the woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup filled with abominations and the filthiness of her whoring,
Rev 17:5 and upon her forehead a name written, a secret: BAḆEL THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE WHORES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Rev 17:6 And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the set-apart ones, and with the blood of the witnesses of Yahusha. And having seen her, I marvelled – greatly marvelled!

Burp the Bride, gather the children, get them immersed, have them repent from dead works, come out of falsehood, false religions, immerse them into the body of Messiah so that we can gain our maidenhood. If we cannot regain our maidenhood we cannot join to the Husband. There is no way that the King of Kings and the Master of Masters is going to take a whore for a wife!


From G1453; to keep awake, that is, watch (literally or figuratively): – be vigilant, wake, (be) watch (-ful).

Mar 14:22 And as they were eating, Yahusha took bread, having blessed, broke it, gave it to them and said, “Take, eat, this is My body.”
Mar 14:23 And taking the cup, giving thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
Mar 14:24 And He said to them, “This is My blood, that of the renewed covenant, which is shed for many.
Mar 14:25 “Truly, I say to you, I shall certainly no more drink of the fruit of the vine till that day when I drink it anew in the reign of Elohim.”
Mar 14:26 And having sung a song, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Mar 14:27 And Yahusha said to them, “All of you shall stumble in Me this night, for it has been written, ‘I shall strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.’
Mar 14:28 “But after I am raised, I shall go before you to Galil.”
Mar 14:29 And Kĕpha said to Him, “Even if all shall stumble, yet not I.”
Mar 14:30 And Yahusha said to him, “Truly, I say to you that today, this night, before the cock shall crow twice, you shall deny Me three times.”
Mar 14:31 But he spoke more strongly, “If I have to die with You, I shall not deny You!” And they all said the same.
Mar 14:32 And they came to a place called Gethsemane. And He said to His taught ones, “Sit here while I pray.”
Mar 14:33 And He took with Him Kĕpha, and Yaʽaqoḇ, and Yoḥanan, and He began to be greatly amazed, and to be deeply distressed.
Mar 14:34 And He said to them, “My being is exceedingly grieved, even to death. Stay here and watch.”
Mar 14:35 And He went on a little, and fell on the ground, and was praying that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.
Mar 14:36 And He said, “Abba, Father, all is possible for You. Make this cup pass from Me. Yet not what I desire, but what You desire.”
Mar 14:37 And He came and found them sleeping, and said to Kĕpha, “Shimʽon, are you sleeping? You were not able to watch one hour!
Mar 14:38 “Watch and pray, lest you enter into trial. The spirit indeed is eager, but the flesh is weak.”

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More about the word Olam עוֹלָם

Hebrew words used for space are also used for
time. The Hebrew word qedem means “east” but
is also the same word for the “past.” The Hebrew
word olam literally means “beyond the horizon.”
When looking off in the far distance it is difficult to
make out any details and what is beyond that
horizon cannot be seen. This concept is the olam.
The word olam is also used for time for the distant
past or the distant future as a time that is difficult
to know or perceive. This word is frequently
translated as “eternity” meaning a continual span
of time that never ends. In the Hebrew mind it is
simply what is at or beyond the horizon, a very
distant time. A common phrase in the Hebrew is
“l’olam va’ed” and is usually translated as “forever
and ever,” but in the Hebrew it means “to the
distant horizon and again” meaning “a very
distant time and even further.”

עֹלָם עוֹלָם
‛ôlâm ‛ôlâm
o-lawm’, o-lawm’
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always: – always (-s), ancient (time), any more, continuance, eternal, (for, [n-]) ever (-lasting, -more, of old), lasting, long (time), (of) old (time), perpetual, at any time, (beginning of the) world (+ without end). Compare H5331, H5703.

From G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well): – eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

“And to the man He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘Do not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground because of you, in toil you are to eat of it all the days of your life, and the ground shall bring forth thorns and thistles for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you are to eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are, and to dust you return.” Berĕshith (Genesis)‬ ‭3:17-19

After the fall from grace in the garden there were two or more animals sacrificed to clothe them and that was the beginning of the Priesthood. That was when the King covered His creation who had lost their original covering.

“And what great nation is there that has such laws and righteous right-rulings like all this Torah which I set before you this day?” “Only, guard yourself, and guard your life diligently, lest you forget the Words your eyes have seen, and lest they turn aside from your heart all the days of your life. And you shall make them known to your children and your grandchildren.” Deḇarim (Deuteronomy)‬ ‭4:8-9

Exodus 21-23 has YaHuWaH’s judgements in them.

“In this way Elohim, resolving to show even more clearly to the heirs of promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, confirmed it by an oath, so that by two unchangeable matters in which it is impossible for Elohim to lie, we might have strong encouragement, we who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the expectation set before us, which we have as an anchor of the life, both safe and firm, and entering into that within the veil, where יהושע has entered as a forerunner for us, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Malkitseḏeq.” Iḇ`rim (Hebrews)‬ ‭6:17-20‬

“And I saw a great white throne and Him who was sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before the throne, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged from what was written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and She’ol gave up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. And Death and She’ol were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And if anyone was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” Ḥazon (Revelation)‬ ‭20:11-15

YaHuWaH is constantly looking towards the teaching that cleanses. If you do not have the pattern and you do not watch over that which was handed down eternally you cannot go into the reign.

This is what the perpetual judgement is supposed to produce – The Melchizedek Priesthood.

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“Come As You Are” Is Another Lie From The Church!


“Come as you are” is another lie from church!

Come to the altar and be saved is an unscriptural lie from the enemy. No one may come to the altar unclean!

It is the responsibility of Priests in Yah to clean people up before presenting them at the altar. How do we clean them up? With the Torah! Teach people about repentance, immersion and being filled with the Set-Apart Ruach so that they will not be blind and stumble but walk upright according to His instructions.

Mal 1:6 A son honors his father and a slave his master. And if then I am the father, where is My honor? And if I am a Master, where is My reverence?’ says YaHuWaH of hosts to you temple officials who despise My name. And you say, ‘In what way have we despised Your name?’

Mal 1:7 Offering polluted food on My altar and they say, ‘In what way have we polluted You?’ By saying, ‘The table of YaHuWaH is despised.’

Polluted fruit means presenting people at the altar who are unclean. People who are not in covenant with ABBA.

Mal 1:8 And when you approach with the blind for slaughter, is it not evil? And when you approach with the lame and sick, is it not evil? Bring it then to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept your presence?” says YaHuWaH of hosts.

Mat 3:1 Moreover in those days Yahuchanan the Immerser came preaching in the wilderness of Yahudah
Mat 3:2 and saying, “Repent! For the kingdom of the sky has come near!”
Mat 3:3 For this is who was spoken of by the prophet YashaYahuw saying, “A voice crying aloud in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of YaHuWaH! Make His paths straight!”

Luk 24:45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,
Luk 24:46 and said to them, “Thus it has been written, and so it was necessary for the Messiah to suffer and to rise again from the dead the third day,
Luk 24:47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His Name to all nations, beginning at Yerushalayim.

Act 2:36 “Therefore let all the house of Yisra’El know for certain that Elohim has made this Yahusha, whom you impaled, both Master and Messiah.”
Act 2:37 And having heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Kĕpha and the rest of the emissaries, “Men, brothers, what shall we do?”
Act 2:38 And Kĕpha said to them, “Repent, and let each one of you be immersed in the Name of Yahusha Messiah for the forgiveness of sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Set-apart Spirit.
Act 2:39 “For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are far off, as many as YaHuWaH our Elohim shall call.”
Act 2:40 And with many other words he earnestly witnessed and urged them, saying, “Be saved from this crooked generation.”
Act 2:41 Then those, indeed, who gladly received his word, were immersed. And on that day about three thousand beings were added to them.
Act 2:42 And they were continuing steadfastly in the teaching of the emissaries, and in the fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers.

There is a pattern from Adam until now where repentance, immersion and being filled with ABBA’s Set-Apart Ruach. The Set-Apart Ruach leads and guides us into all truth and helps us to stay on the path and endure until the end.


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The Covenant At Moab


The Covenant at Moab

For me, one of the most striking locations of the Aleph Tav is found in Deuteronomy 29. This was shared with me but I have lost the credit for this awesome teaching.  Here, at the conclusion of The King’s decree we know as the book of Deuteronomy, Moses records for us the mysterious covenant made by YaHuWaH at Moab.  A covenant given for Elohim’s people in the last days.

After all the covenants were given by Elohim to Noah, Abraham and to Yisra’El at Sinai, each involved a blood offering be provided as a ratification of each covenant. The covenant of Moab did not, and we need to explore why because it is critical to understanding what Messiah Yahusha did for us at the “place of the skull” that many call Calvary.  The story of the covenant of Moab did not stop in Deuteronomy, it only started there. The clue to this understanding is the fact that the altar sacrifice is missing within the narrative. To understand what is going on we need to know where the Moab covenant is mentioned again. When we do that we will know when the ratification of the covenant at Moab occurred.

When Noah received the covenant sign of the rainbow, Noah offered a sacrifice of clean animals. Folks that means there was no Easter ham at Noah’s offering to Elohim. When Elohim gave His covenant to Abraham, He promised to make the descendants of Abraham a great nation, a people that would bless all the nations of the world and Elohim also promised the Land as an inheritance the descendants of Abraham. Notice that when Abraham asked our heavenly Father how he would know that he would inherit the land, Abraham was instructed to sacrifice a heifer, a goat, a ram, a turtledove and a pigeon. Abraham placed their pieces on the altar and Elohim himself walked among the pieces as a smoking, fiery oven. It is important to recognize that Abraham did not participate in this burnt sacrifice; Abraham did not even light a fire…. Elohim did. The covenant given Moses and the people Yisra’El and the stranger and sojourners among them also included a burnt sacrifice.

So why did the mysterious Moab covenant not include a description of its ratification by blood sacrifice on an altar? Moses gives us a clue to a future ratification when he describes that this Moab covenant is made not only for those present in the wilderness but “with him who is not here with us today.“

“Yet YaHuWaH has not given you a heart to perceive and eyes to see and ears to hear…” Moses closes the description of the Moab covenant by describing it as a mystery – a secret that belongs to YaHuWaH.

“The secret things belong to YaHuWaH our Elohim, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29:29

Let’s read the full text of the covenant given at Moab and look at the important placements of the Aleph Tav:

These are the words of the covenant which YaHuWaH commanded Moses to make with the children of Yisra’El in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which He made with them in Horeb. Now Moses called all Yisra’El and said to them: “You have seen all that YaHuWaH did before your eyes in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land — the great trials which your eyes have seen, the signs, and those great wonders. Yet YaHuWaH has not given you a heart to perceive and eyes to see and ears to hear, to this very day. And I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn out on your feet. You have not eaten bread, nor have you drunk wine or similar drink, that you may know that I am YaHuWaH your Elohim. And when you came to this place, Sihon king of Heshbon and Og king of Bashan came out against us to battle, and we conquered them. We took their land and gave it as an inheritance to the Reubenites, to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh. Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do. “All of you stand today before the YaHuWaH your Elohim: your leaders and your tribes and your elders and your officers, all the men of Yisra’El, your little ones and your wives–also the stranger who is in your camp, from the one who cuts your wood to the one who draws your water– that you may enter into covenant with the YaHuWaH your Elohim, and into His oath, which YaHuWaH your Elohim makes with you today, that He may establish you today as a people for Himself, and that He may be Elohim to you, just as He has spoken to you, and just as He has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

“I make this covenant and this oath, not with you alone, but with him who stands here with us today before the YaHuWaH your Elohim, as well as with him who is not here with us today for you know that we dwelt in the land of Egypt and that we came through the nations which you passed by, and you saw their abominations and their idols which were among them–wood and stone and silver and gold); so that there may not be among you man or woman or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the YaHuWaH your Elohim, to go and serve the gods of these nations, and that there may not be among you a root bearing bitterness or wormwood; and so it may not happen, when he hears the words of this curse, that he blesses himself in his heart, saying, ‘I shall have peace, even though I *follow the dictates of my heart’– as though the drunkard could be included with the sober. “YaHuWaH would not spare him; for then the anger of YaHuWaH and His jealousy would burn against that man, and every curse that is written in this book would settle on him, and YaHuWaH would blot out his name from under heaven. And YaHuWaH would separate him from all the tribes of Yisra’El for adversity, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this Book of the Law, so that the coming generation of your children who rise up after you, and the foreigner who comes from a far land, would say, when they see the plagues of that land and the sicknesses which YaHuWaH has laid on it: ‘The whole land is brimstone, salt, and burning; it is not sown, nor does it bear, nor does any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, which YaHuWaH overthrew in His anger and His wrath.’ All nations would say, ‘Why has YaHuWaH done so to this land? What does the heat of this great anger mean?’ Then people would say: ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of the YaHuWaH Elohim of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt; for they went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods that they did not know and that He had not given to them. Then the anger of YaHuWaH was aroused against this land, to bring on it every curse that is written in this book. And YaHuWaH uprooted them from their land in anger, in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.’ “The secret things belong to the YaHuWaH our Elohim, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29 1-29

Where is the Altar offering that ratified this covenant? For the answer, let’s look in the book of Mark at the story of the Passover meal, there we will see the ratification, the confirmation of the Covenant of Moab that was made by Messiah Yahusha himself. He gave Himself as the covenant sacrifice the very next day.

He said to them, “This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many. Most assuredly I tell you, I will no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it anew in the Reign of Elohim.” When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.Mark 14:24-26

Think about it, Yahusha’s announcement was the mystery, the secret that was hidden for thousands of years was now revealed to all forever that we may do the words of this covenant at Moab:

“The secret things belong to YaHuWaH our Elohim, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”

YaHuWaH himself [the strength of the stake] would be the ultimate offering for the ratification of the covenant made at Moab. Only He, as Elohim could provide the great sacrifice for all mankind. The result a new heart for the believer and deliverance.

Did you know that within forty years of Yahusha’s resurrection, all Temple sacrifices ceased in the Land to this day. The prophets pre-recorded the events of this great event! Balaam even foretold of this as seen in Numbers 24:17: “I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall rise out of Yisra’El, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.” Moses records the promise in Deut 18:18-19 “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require [it] of him.”

Hundreds of years before His birth, Micah tells of Messiah’s birthplace in Micah 5:1-3 “Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Yisra’El with a rod upon the cheek. But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] to be ruler in Yisra’El; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting. Therefore will he give them up, until the time [that] she which travailed hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Yisra’El.

The great prophet described His Jubilee ministry in Isaiah 61:1-2 “The Spirit of YaHuWaH [is] upon me; because YaHuWaH hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of YaHuWaH, and the day of vengeance of our Elohim; to comfort all that mourn;”

The prophet Daniel even describes the exact time that Messiah was to first come in Daniel 9:25-26. Other great prophecies describe His week of Passover fulfillment:

His betrayal for thirty pieces of silver Zechariah 11:12

His death Psalms 22:16

His pierced side Zechariah 12:10

His resurrection Psalms 16:10

His ascension to the right hand Psalms 68:18

His return Daniel 7:13-14

It is amazing but not surprising that we see the Aleph Tav in Isaiah 53, where the prophet records the great prophecy of twelve characteristics of Messiah’s identity (yes that is 12 just like the tribes of Yisra’El and the disciples of Messiah):

1 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of YaHuWaH been revealed?

2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.

3 He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by Elohim, and afflicted.

5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And YaHuWaH has laid [on Him] the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.

8 He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.

9 And *they made His grave with the wicked– But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

10 Yet it pleased YaHuWaH to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of YaHuWaH shall prosper in His hand.

11 *He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.


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Making Restitution For Sins


Making Restitution For Sins

Restitution is the act of returning something that has been lost or stolen or compensating for the theft of or damage to property. In the Scriptures, it most often refers to an owner being reimbursed by someone who has stolen or harmed the owner’s property. It is completely scriptural for someone to pay for damages or loss. But it is not necessarily biblical for a Hebrew owner to demand restitution.

Restitution is a significant part of Torah. Torah indicates that if property, livestock, or even oneself were harmed or taken, the owner would be compensated. Several laws regarding scriptural restitution can be found in Exodus 21—22.

– Exodus 21:7-11: If a woman’s husband rejects her, he is required to provide her marital rights, anyway.

– Exodus 21:18-19, 22: When the Good Samaritan provided for the wounded man, he wasn’t just being kind. He was fulfilling the principle of restitution for an injured man. It was standard to compensate a victim for the work they were unable to do and provide for their care during convalescence.

– Exodus 21:20-21, 26-27: Most likely, the “slave” was a Hebrew who had sold himself to indentured servitude for seven years to clear a debt. If the owner killed the slave, the owner would be punished because he killed a person. If the slave lived a day or two, there was no definitive way anyone could say the death was directly caused by the injuries, so the owner was not judiciously punished, but because the slave was part of his household, he had already lost the labor and provided for the slave’s convalescence (equivalent to Exodus 21:18-19, 22, as the owner owned the labor). But if the owner harmed the sight or teeth of a slave, the slave was free to go, and the rest of their debt was cleared.

– Exodus 21:28-30, 32: If an ox killed someone, it would be stoned as the murderer of a person. If the ox was known to be violent, the owner would also have to pay, either by being stoned, or by redeeming his life with money.

– Exodus 21:33-34: If a man’s carelessness caused the death of another’s animal, the careless man had to pay the value of a live animal and deal with the carcass stuck in a pit.

– Exodus 22:1-3: The payment for injury or death was one-for-one; the repayment for theft was much higher. For oxen, five oxen were required; for sheep, four sheep were required. One reason for the discrepancy may be that oxen are gelded. Four sheep could make many baby sheep, but gelded oxen can’t make baby oxen.

– Exodus 22:5-6: Carelessness, either by unsupervised animals or by burning chaff from fields, that caused damage to a neighbor’s property, was to be repaid from the careless farmer’s own produce.

– Exodus 22:14-15: If a man borrowed an animal or a piece of equipment from a neighbor and damaged it, he was required to make restitution. But if the owner came along to help or supervise, the owner should have prevented the damage, and no restitution was necessary.

– Exodus 22:16-17: If a man seduces a virgin, but her father does not consider him an appropriate match for his daughter, the man needed to provide a bride-price. The woman was no longer eligible to be married to another man (except to a particularly gracious man, like the husband of Rahab), and she would need support the rest of her life since she would never have a son to care for her.

In the scripture, restitution was expected and those who do not repay show a lack of good character. Psalm 37:21 says, “The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives.” Zacchaeus, a tax collector who Yahusha met, exemplified the beauty of restitution. When confronted with his lifestyle of stealing under the guise of government work, he admitted his sin and restored to the people four times what he had stolen from them (Luke 19:7-10).

Torah has restitution all through it and is more practical than modern imprisonment because it actually fixed the wrong that the owner suffered and directly matched the punishment to the crime. In addition, it served as an illustration of our position before YaHuWaH. Exodus 22:10-13 talks about an owner entrusting a friend with something precious that gets stolen, broken, or killed. In a way, YaHuWaH did that with us when He breathed into us and gave us life. We destroyed that life through our sin. Through the practice of restitution, we realize how much we owe YaHuWaH, and how we can never, ever pay back what we have taken from Him.

The New Testament addresses restitution from both the debtor and the owner’s point of view. Romans 13:7-8 says, “Pay to all what is owed to them … Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

The Brit Chadashah shows us how to walk Torah out in the SET-APART Ruach and how to live a life full of forgiveness as a obligation. The parable of the unmerciful servant (Matthew 18:21-35) is an illustration of how Yah forgives our debt and how He expects us to forgive those who owe us. Matthew 5:42 is the perfect example. It says, “Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.” The “give” in the first part of the verse doesn’t mean to lend with the expectation of a return; it means to give freely to meet another’s need. Matthew 6:12 shows that our relationship with YaHuWaH depends to a large degree on how much we forgive others. Even the Tanak created a culture of debt forgiveness. Hebrew slaves were only to be held for seven years, and every fifty years, at the Year of Jubilee, every debt was to be forgiven, and the land restored to the family which originally owned it.

As believers, we should deal honestly with the world. We should repay our debts and give restitution for the harm we have caused. But we should also show love to others by forgiving what is owed us. It is not wrong to receive restitution, or even to request it. Civil justice exists for a reason (Romans 13:1–7) and forgiveness does not necessarily imply lack of consequences. However, our heart should be one of forgiveness and gentleness. We never seek restitution as a means of vengeance (Romans 12:19–21). Instead, we are to love our enemies and refrain from retaliation (Matthew 5:38–42). We do not demand our rights, but treat others with love, trusting in YaHuWaH’s provision. And we should always remember the debt that we owe Yahusha for dying on the stake for our sins. For this debt, we will never be able to make restitution.

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Strangers are people who have been alienated because they turned aside from Covenant Torah and they committed adultery against the Marriage Covenant.

You are no longer cut off and disconnected from the first mark adding and pressing you towards the house. So then you are no longer sojourners but fellow citizens with the Set-Apart ones, members of the house. We are no longer estranged, no longer apart from the Covenant in Messiah. We are going to rise with Him and the wedding will be reconvened. The Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

“Therefore remember that you, once nations in the flesh, who are called ‘the uncircumcision’ by what is called ‘the circumcision’ made in the flesh by hands, that at that time you were without Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Yisra’ĕl and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no expectation and without Elohim in the world. But now in Messiah יהושע you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah. For He is our peace, who has made both one, and having broken down the partition of the barrier, having abolished in His flesh the enmity – the torah of the commands in dogma – so as to create in Himself one renewed man from the two, thus making peace, and to completely restore to favour both of them unto Elohim in one body through the stake, having destroyed the enmity by it. And having come, He brought as Good News peace to you who were far off, and peace to those near. Because through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens of the set-apart ones and members of the household of Elohim, having been built upon the foundation of the emissaries and prophets, יהושע Messiah Himself being chief corner-stone, in whom all the building, being joined together, grows into a set-apart Dwelling Place in יהוה, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of Elohim in the Spirit.” Eph`siyim (Ephesians) 2:11-22

“And Elohim spoke all these Words, saying, “I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of slavery. “You have no other mighty ones against My face. “You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth, you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, יהוה your Elohim am a jealous Ěl, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,” but showing loving-commitment to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands. “You do not bring the Name of יהוה your Elohim to naught, for יהוה does not leave the one unpunished who brings His Name to naught. “Remember the Sabbath day, to set it apart. “Six days you labour, and shall do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of יהוה your Elohim. You do not do any work – you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. “For in six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore יהוה blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart. “Respect your father and your mother, so that your days are prolonged upon the soil which יהוה your Elohim is giving you. “You do not murder. “You do not commit adultery. “You do not steal. “You do not bear false witness against your neighbour. “You do not covet your neighbour’s house, you do not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, or whatever belongs to your neighbour. And all the people saw the thunders, the lightning flashes, the voice of the shophar, and the mountain smoking. And the people saw it, and they trembled and stood at a distance, and said to Mosheh, “You speak with us and we hear, but let not Elohim speak with us, lest we die.” And Mosheh said to the people, “Do not fear, for Elohim has come to prove you, and in order that His fear be before you, so that you do not sin.” So the people stood at a distance, but Mosheh drew near the thick darkness where Elohim was. And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Say this to the children of Yisra’ĕl: ‘You yourselves have seen that I have spoken to you from the heavens. ‘You do not make besides Me mighty ones of silver, and you do not make mighty ones of gold for yourselves. ‘Make a slaughter-place of earth for Me, and you shall slaughter on it your ascending offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause My Name to be remembered I shall come to you and bless you. ‘And if you make Me a slaughter-place of stone, do not build it of cut stone, for if you use your chisel on it, you have profaned it. ‘Nor do you go up by steps to My slaughter-place, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.’ Shemoth (Exodus) 20:1-26

“And it shall be, when all these words come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you shall bring them back to your heart among all the nations where יהוה your Elohim drives you, and shall turn back to יהוה your Elohim and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your being, you and your children, then יהוה your Elohim shall turn back your captivity, and shall have compassion on you, and He shall turn back and gather you from all the peoples where יהוה your Elohim has scattered you. “If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under the heavens, from there יהוה your Elohim does gather you, and from there He does take you. “And יהוה your Elohim shall bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it. And He shall do good to you, and increase you more than your fathers. “And יהוה your Elohim shall circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed, to love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being, so that you might live,” Deḇarim (Deuteronomy) 30:1-6

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. “But the hireling, and not being a shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees. And the wolf snatches the sheep and scatters them. “Now the hireling flees because he is a hireling and is not concerned about the sheep. “I am the good shepherd. And I know Mine, and Mine know Me, even as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. And I lay down My life for the sheep. “And other sheep I have which are not of this fold – I have to bring them as well, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one flock, one shepherd.” Yoḥanan (John) 10:11-16

“And I heard as the voice of a great crowd, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunders, saying, “HalleluYah, for יהוה Ěl Shaddai reigns! “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him praise, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife prepared herself.” And to her it was given to be dressed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteousnesses of the set-apart ones. And he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who have been called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true words of Elohim.” Ḥazon (Revelation) 19:6-9




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You Shall Not Put A Stumbling Block Before The Blind


The Torah states, “You shall not put a stumbling block (מִכְשׁוֹל) before the blind” (Lev. 19:14). In addition to its literal meaning, the word “blind” figuratively refers to a person unaware of all the facts and who is therefore made vulnerable.

Someone who misdirects the blind deceives them, and this violates the 9th commandment not to bear false witness (Exod. 20:16; 23:1). Such deception is called genevat da’at (גְּנֵבַת דַעַת), or “stealing the mind,” since it defrauds the other person’s trust. For example, it is common practice for politicians to disclose only what they think others need to know, and therefore they offer incomplete versions of truth for the sake of their own self-serving interests.

Lying to others (or misleading them via doctrines of demons) is a violation, then, of both the commandment not to steal and the commandment not to bear false witness. “The righteous person hates lies” – דְּבַר־שֶׁקֶר יִשְׂנָא צַדִּיק (Prov. 13:5).

This is indeed a very grave matter (pun intended) … For example, many present-day Messianics and Hebrew Roots followers have fallen into the very dangerous trap of rejecting Sha’ul for instance, and naming him an heretic. They in turn teach this doctrine of demons to those just entering the Kingdom who don’t know any better and are extremely vulnerable!

Be very careful brethren, for the times are evil indeed!

1 Tim 6:3 If anyone teaches differently and does not agree to the sound words, those of our Master יהושע Messiah, and to the teaching which is according to reverence,

4 he is puffed up, understanding none at all, but is sick about questionings and verbal battles from which come envy, strife, slander, wicked suspicions,

5 worthless disputes of men of corrupt minds and deprived of the truth, who think that reverence is a means of gain – withdraw from such.

20 O Timotiyos! Watch over that which has been entrusted to you, turning aside from the profane and empty babblings and contradictions of the falsely called ‘knowledge,’

21 which some, having professed it, have missed the goal concerning the belief. Favour be with you. Amĕn.