Parsha Ha’azinu – Give Ear
D’varim 32 :1-52, 2nd Shmu’El 22 :1-51,
Hosea 14 :2-10, Revelation 15 :1-4, Ya’El 2:11-27, Micah 7 :18-20
Daniel ben Ya’acov Ysrael
As we read this Parsha in the one year cycle reading, we found ourselves after Yom Teruah the feast of blowing the Shofar and before the great day of Yom Kippur. Almost all scholars explain, that this time is the time which mark the second advent of our Master Yehoshua and the coronation of the King.*
* If you read my midrash on the return of Mashiach, you will se why I don't agree with this view, or only in part
* If you read my midrash on the return of Mashiach, you will se why I don't agree with this view, or only in part
This will be also the time of redemption for those who wait for him and the time of judgment for the wicked.
Mar 13:35 “Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming – in the evening or at midnight, or at the crowing of the cock, or in the morning,
Mar 13:36 lest, coming suddenly, he should find you sleeping.
Mar 13:37 “And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”
The plan of redemption has been revealed many times in the Torah. If we look attentively we will find interesting verses. One of them is explained in Hebrew tradition and in Judaism:
Exo 6:6 “Say, therefore, to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘I am יהוה, and (1) I shall bring you out from under the burdens of the Mitsrites (Egyptians), and (2) shall deliver you from their enslaving, and (3) shall redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments,
Exo 6:7 and (4) shall take you as My people, and I shall be your Elohim. And you shall know that I am יהוה your Elohim who is bringing you out from under the burdens of the Mitsrites.
1) I shall bring you out from the burdens of the Mitsrites (Egyptians)
2) And shall deliver you from their enslaving..
3) And shall redeem you…..
4) And shall take you as my people and I shall be your Elohim
These are the four steps
1) Deliverance from the bondage of sin.
2) Sanctification through the Torah
3) Redemption (trough Moschiach Yeshua)
4) Final deliverance and entering the Kingdom of Elohim
In the World History the Four Beast
4) Rome which is Edom
I will add this aspect concerning the Feats of יהוה
1) Feats of Unleavened Bread which represent our personal deliverance from sin through the blood of Yehoshua our Messiah
2) Feast of Shavuot, which mark the receiving of the Ruach HaQodesh who lead us to Torah obedience
3) Yom Kippur and Succoth The time of our physical redemption and gathering from the four corners of the earth
4) Last great day (the eighth days from Succoth). Eight represent what is behind the natural behind man’s ability. This is the eight days called in Hebrew “Olam Haba” (the World to come) when we will be with Elohim forever.
Deu 32:1 “Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak; And hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
Moshe the prophet speaks for Elohim. Again we see the two witnesses aspect “heaven and earth”. It reminds me what Yehoshua told his talmidin (disciples) which demonstrate that heaven and earth are direct connected: “thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.
Mat 16:19 “And I shall give you the keys of the reign of the heavens, and whatever you bind1 on earth shall be having been bound1 in the heavens, and whatever you loosen1 on earth shall be having been loosened1 in the heavens.” Footnote: 1Binding and loosening is Hebrew idiom for exercising authority (to prohibit and permit)(Scriptures 1998).
When Messiah was teaching his disciples how to pray, he brings a principle for each of those who walk in their steps: To bring perfect harmony between heaven and earth, which can only be reach in our life by walking in the Torah. Moshe saw the pattern in the heavens before building the mishkahn (Tabernacle).
Heb 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
Heb 8:2 a minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which YHWH pitched, and not man.
Heb 9:11 but the Messiah being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Because of sin and rebellion, we live now in disharmony between heavens and earth, the world now lies in wickedness (1st Yochan./John 5:19). When Messiah Yehoshua will come back, the harmony between the heavens and earth will be restored, this is call in Hebrew “tikkun” "restauration) (Acts 3:19-21)
Act 3:20 and he shall send Yehoshua the Messiah, which before was preached unto you:
Act 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things (tikkun), which YHWH hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
The world in its first condition was perfect, only after Adam sin it left its courses and the process of the restitution of all things (tikkun) started.
Gen 1:31 and Elohim saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Gen 3:22 and YHWH Elohim said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:
Gen 3:23 Therefore YHWH Elohim sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
From this point when יהוה sent Adam and Chawah (Eve) forth from Gan Eden, the process of tikkun starts and it will be completed when we enter the Eighth day, the Last Great day a picture of Olam Haba, the World to come (Eternity)……..and live forever!
I know there are and has been many scholars who reject to allegorize the scriptures and accept only the p’shat or literal text like the protestant especially since Luther. On the other side there are scholars who understand that allegory is part of scriptures understanding. If we refuse to see that allegory, how can we understand the book “Song of Salomon”?
In homiletics allegorizing is applied to the method which draws spiritual truths from common historical statements, as e.g. when the healing of a leper by Messiah is made the basis of an exposition of the healing of the soul by the Saviour. Naturally this is not interpretation in the exegetical sense. (ISBE International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)
I just want to make a correction in the text of the ISBE the lepers were not healed, but cleansed which has direct connection with the Torah:
Luk 7:22 Then Yehoshua answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
This was the beginning of the tikkun process that is still in motion in our days.
Deu 32:2 “Let my instruction fall as rain, My speech drop down as dew, As fine rain on the tender plants, And as showers on the grass.
Compare following verses
Isa 55:10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from the heavens, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
Isa 55:11 so is My Word that goes forth from My mouth – it does not return to Me empty, but shall do what I please, and shall certainly accomplish what I sent it for.
Who is the tender plants and who is the grass?
Psa 103:15 as for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
Who is the Word that goes from יהוה’s mouth and do not return to him empty but do what it pleases Him?
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim.
Joh 1:14 and the Word became flesh and pitched His tent (in the person of Moschiach)1 among us, and we saw His esteem, esteem as of an only brought-forth of a father, complete in favour and truth.
Joh 7:16 יהושע answered them and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me
Joh 8:28 So יהושע said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Aḏam, then you shall know that I am He, and that I do none at all of Myself, but as My Father taught Me, these words I speak.
Joh 12:49 “Because I spoke not from Myself, but the Father who sent Me (the Word) has given Me a command,1 what I should say and what I should speak.
The living Word goes back to the Father
Joh 7:33 Therefore יהושע said to them, “Yet a little while I am with you, then I go to Him who sent Me.
Joh 13:33 “Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You shall seek me, and as I said to the Yehuḏim, ‘Where I am going, you are unable to come,’ I now also say to you.
Joh 16:16 “A little while, and you do not see Me, and again a little while, and you shall see Me.”
Act 1:9 And having said this, while they were looking on, He was taken up, and a cloud hid Him from their sight.
Act 7:55 But he (Stephen), being filled with the Set-apart Spirit, looked steadily into the heaven and saw the esteem of Elohim, and יהושע standing at the right hand of Elohim,
O! What a mighty revelation the Talmidin (disciples) had! It is amazing that Christianity want to nullify the “Tanak” (anacronym for Torah, Prophets and Writings) to make the so called “new testament” a new doctrine for Christians.
Was not Yehoshua called the Word of Elohim?
Was not Yehoshua speaking what the Father told him?
Was not Yehoshua gone back to the Father?
Was it not the fulfillment of the words of the prophets?
Is not the rain a Euphemism for the Ruach HaQodesh (Set apart Spirit)?
Brethren our redemption come closer and closer every day, we are not to sleep as many are, we must awake and join ourselves to those who are alive and work for the Kingdom.
Deu 32:3 “For I proclaim the Name of יהוה, Ascribe greatness to our Elohim.
Deu 32:4 “The Rock! His work is perfect for all His ways are right-ruling an Ěl of truth and without unrighteousness, Righteous and straight is He.
Again we read that יהוה Elohim is the Rock. Yehoshua spoke concerning the Rock in one parable:
Mat 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does them, shall be like a wise man who built his house on the rock,
Mat 7:25 and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
Mat 7:26 “And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not do them,1 shall be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand,
Have you ever tried to hold sand together? It is impossible because there is no consistency in sand!
Deu 32:5 “A twisted and crooked generation has corrupted itself, their blemish, they are not His children.
Deu 32:6 “Do you do this to יהוה, O foolish and unwise people? Is He not your Father, who bought you, who created you and established you?
Psa 100:3 Know that יהוה, He is Elohim; He has made us, and we are His – His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Deu 32:7 “Remember the days of old, Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father and let him show you, your elders, and let them say to you:
Deu 32:8 “When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance When He separated the sons of Aḏam, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the children of Yisra’ĕl.
The scriptures 1998 render the text using the word “the sons of Adam” which is more accurate then “man”. Adam is here the “first man” the one after the flesh.
Remember, consider the year of many generation, ask your father…………this process is always how to remind ourselves that יהוה never change and what is written is established forever. Do you remember the parsha Beschalach when we read concerning Amalek? What was the reason Amalek came to fight against Israel and Yehoshua (Joshua) fought against him do you remember? Was it not doubt? We learned the connection between the Hebrew word sufek “doubt” and Amalek who have the same “gemetria” (Hebrew letter’s value) 240.
Doubt is a tool used by HaSatan, the adversary in the life of the disciples. When doubt comes in our mind we begin to shake and let our imagination work, but Moshe say: remember, consider, ask the fathers (e.g. the elders) to tell you what is about.
Remember the way you have already done since the first day you step into the real faith, when you discover the Torah and purposed in your heart to follow it, remember the great peace that came in your heart in spite of all struggle around you.
Consider how you life is different since this very day, how יהוה has brought you under his wings and care for you in different ways, how he teach you in His Torah and lead you in the path of life from Shabbat to Shabbat, from feast to feast.
Ask the fathers when doubt (sufek) comes go to the fathers (elders) those who have taught you the truth and have spend hours to help you to grow and be establish in a better way, leading to eternal life.
Deu 32:8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
Deu 32:9 “For the portion of יהוה is His people, Yaʽaqoḇ His allotted inheritance.
Keil and Delitzsch give for the verses 8-9 following interesting explanation:
Moses commences his enumeration of the manifestations of divine mercy with the thought, that from the very commencement of the forming of nations God had cared for His people Israel. The meaning of Deu_32:8 is given in general correctly by Calvin: “In the whole arrangement of the world God had kept this before Him as the end: to consult the interests of His chosen people.” The words, “when the Most High portioned out inheritance to the nations,” etc., are not to be restricted to the one fact of the confusion of tongues and division of the nations as described in Gen 11, but embrace the whole period of the development of the one human family in separate tribes and nations, together with their settlement in different lands; for it is no doctrine of the Israelitish legend, as Kamphausen supposes, that the division of the nations was completed once for all. The book of Genesis simply teaches, that after the confusion of tongues at the building of the tower of Babel, God scattered men over the entire surface of the earth (Deu_11:9), and that the nations were divided, i.e., separate nations were formed from the families of the sons of Noah (Gen_10:32); that is to say, the nations were formed in the divinely-appointed way of generation and multiplication, and so spread over the earth. And the Scriptures say nothing about a division of the countries among the different nations at one particular time; they simply show, that, like the formation of the nations from families and tribes, the possession of the lands by the nations so formed was to be traced to God, - was the work of divine providence and government, - whereby God so determined the boundaries of the nations (“the nations” are neither the tribes of Israel, nor simply the nations round about Canaan, but the nations generally), that Israel might receive as its inheritance a land proportioned to its numbers.
Adam Clarke has another interesting view:
When the Most High divided to the nations, etc. - Deu_32:8 and Deu_32:9, says Dr. Kennicott, give us express authority for believing that the earth was very early divided in consequence of a Divine command, and probably by lot, (see Act_17:26); and as Africa is called the land of Ham, (Psa_78:51; Psa_105:23, Psa_105:27; Psa_106:22), probably that country fell to him and to his descendants, at the same time that Europe fell to Japheth, and Asia to Shem, with a particular reserve of Palestine to be the Lord’s portion, for some one peculiar people. And this separation of mankind into three bodies, called the general migration, was commanded to Noah, and by him to his sons, so as to take place in the days of Peleg, about two hundred years afterwards. This general migration was prior to the partial dispersion from Babel by about five hundred years.
If we consider this point from Clarke we will see how יהוה work mighty things according to his own purpose. It is not obvious and cannot be seen in the literal but let us go back for a while and look at Noach’ sons:
Gen 9:19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
This means that the whole earth is direct descendants from Noach’ sons!
Gen 9:22 and Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
Gen 9:23 and Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
Gen 9:24 and Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
Gen 9:25 and he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
You remember Adam Clarke explain that the descendants from Ham build Africa. Japeth and Shem Europe and Asia respectively.
But let us look further to understand.
Gen 9:26 and he said, blessed be YHWH Elohim of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Gen 9:27 Elohim shall enlarge Japheth, and he (Japeth) shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
We see here that Canaan represent not only the son of Ham, but also prefigures the descendants Africans while the Torah tells us that Japeth shall dwell in the tents (plural) of Shem, and Canaan (and his descendants) will be their servants (slaves?) read what Barnes write according to history and beheld יהוה predictions. Read and understand how our world today has been lead according to Noach’s words:
A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. - The curse here consists in servitude, which is in itself an inferiority, and, among the children of self-will, tends more and more to all the horrid ills of slavery. Slavery originated in war and conquest. The mere warrior put the captives to death, the cannibal devoured them, the economist fed them for their labour. Accordingly, slavery soon made its appearance in all countries which were trodden by the conqueror. A system of slavery, imposed without consent and for no crime, is a dire evil. Besides the direct injustice of robbing a fellow-man of his personal liberty, it dissolves wedlock, breaks the family tie, and disregards the conscience. It trades, therefore, in the souls as well as the bodies of mankind. It is a historical fact that the degradation of slavery has fallen especially upon the race of Ham. A portion of the Kenaanites became bondsmen among the Israelites, who were of the race of Shem. The early Babylonians, the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, and Egyptians, who all belonged to the race of Ham, were subjugated by the Assyrians, who were Shemites*, the Persians, the Macedonians, and the Romans, who were all Japhethites. And in modern times it is well known that most of the nations of Europe traded in African slaves. “A servant of servants” means a slave of the most abject kind. “Unto his brethren.” If the doom of slavery be referred to the race of Ham, then his brethren are the descendants of Japheth and Shem, who have held many of the Hamites in bondage. If we limit the sentence to Kenaan, then his brethren may include the other descendants of Ham. It is said that the servile tribe is also the most tyrannical; and it is the fact that the Africans have lent themselves to the forcible seizing and selling into slavery in distant lands of their own kinsmen and fellow-countrymen.
*Remember Abraham was an Assyrian!
God shall enlarge Japheth. - God is here spoken of by his generic name. This intimates, or at least coincides, with the fact that Japheth did not continue that nearness of approach to him which is implied in the use of the personal name. There is in the original a play upon the word “Japheth”, which itself signifies enlargement. This enlargement is the most striking point in the history of Japheth, who is the progenitor of the inhabitants of Europe, Asia, and America, except the region between the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, the Mediterranean, the Euxine, the Caspian, and the mountains beyond the Tigris, which was the main seat of the Shemites. This expansive power refers not only to the territory and the multitude of the Japhethites, but also to their intellectual and active faculties. The metaphysics of the Hindus, the philosophy of the Greeks, the military prowess of the Romans, and the modern science and civilization of the world, are due to the race of Japheth. And though the moral and the spiritual were first developed among the Shemites, yet the Japhethites have proved themselves capable of rising to the heights of these lofty themes, and have elaborated that noble form of human speech, which was adopted, in the providence of God, as best suited to convey to mankind that further development of Old Testament truth which is furnished in the New.
Japheth is the subject of the sentence, we learn that he shall dwell in the tents of Shem - an altogether new proposition. This form of expression does not indicate a direct invasion and conquest of the land of Shem (Israel), which would not be in keeping with the blessing pronounced on him in the previous sentence: it rather implies that this dwelling together would be a benefit to Japheth, and no injury to Shem. Accordingly, we find that when the Persians conquered the Babylonian empire, they restored the Jews to their native land; when Alexander the Great conquered the Persians, he gave protection to the Jews; and when the Romans subdued the Greek monarchy, they befriended the chosen nation, and allowed them a large measure of self-government. In their time came the [Messiah], and instituted that new form of the [Assembly] of the Old Testament which not only retained the best part of the ancient people of God, but extended itself over the whole of Europe, the chief seat of Japheth; went with him wherever he went; and is at this day, through the blessing of God on his political and moral influence, penetrating into the moral darkness of Ham, as well as the remainder of Shem and Japheth himself. Thus, in the highest of all senses, Japheth is dwelling in the tents of Shem.
Again comes the refrain, “And Keenan (Canaan) shall be servant unto them.” A portion of Japheth still holds a portion of Ham in bondage*. But this very bondage has been the means of bringing some of the sons of Ham to dwell in the tents of Shem; and the day is not far distant when Japheth will relinquish altogether the compulsory hold upon his brother, and consecrate his entire moral influence over him to the revival in his race of the knowledge and love of God our Father, and our[ Master Yehoshua Messiah*].
When [-] used, I have replaced the Christians terms with their original terms and Name
Thus, it appears that the destiny of these three great branches of the Noachic family, during the time of their separation on the high question of their relation to God, is traced out with great fidelity in this remarkable prediction.
Ham is aptly represented by Kenaan, the slave, who is seized, enslaved, and sold even by his kinsmen to one another, and to the descendants of Shem and Japheth.
Shem includes within his posterity the select family who know God as יהוה, the God of promise, of mercy, of salvation.
Japheth is enlarged by God, and at length becomes acquainted with him whom he once ignorantly worshipped. The historian recognizes these as salient points (eye-catching) in the experience of the three races, so long as they continue apart. The time is approaching when this strange intermediate development will come to a happy issue, in the reunion of all the members of the human family, according to clearer and further-reaching prophecies yet to be delivered.
When we observe what Europeans governments have done in the past centuries and still do in our days in Africa, taking all the treasure from the earth especially in Africa, while many of them die in famine and diseases, we understand how Noach’s words are far reaching.
There is more to learn with Japeth who has been enlarged by Elohim and made him dwells in the tents (plural) of Shem. Concerning the enlargement we read from Ya’acov speaking to his son Yosef:
Gen 48:17 and when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
Gen 48:18 and Joseph said unto his father, not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
Gen 48:19 and his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother (Ephraim) shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
Gen 48:20 and he blessed them that day, saying, in thee shall Israel bless, saying, Elohim make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
Gen 48:21 and Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but Elohim shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
Can you see how Noach prophecy is on the run with Ephraim and Manasseh (descendants for Shem).who will dwell among the nations, descendants from Japeth. Not only that but Ya’acov tell Yoseph:
Gen 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
Have you not received the name of Ya’acov “Israelites” when you became disciples of Yehoshua, are you not by blood or by faith descendant of Abraham?
Eph 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision (Ephraim) by that which is called the Circumcision (Yehudin) in the flesh made by hands;
Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were without the Messiah, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without Elohim in the world:
Eph 2:18 for through him (Yehoshua) we both (Ephraim & Yehudah) have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of YHWH;
Gal 3:6 Even so Aḇraham “did believe Elohim, and it was reckoned unto him as righteousness.”
Gal 3:7 Know, then, that those who are of belief are sons of Aḇraham.
The fulfilment of Ya’acov’s prophecy to Yosef:
Luk 1:31 and, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Yehoshua.
Luk 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and YHWH Elohim shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Luk 1:33 and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
What is then with Ham, are Africans still under curses today?
Gal 3:26 for ye are all the children of YHWH by faith in the Messiah Yehoshua.
Gal 3:27 for as many of you as have been baptized into the Messiah have put on the Messiah.
Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in the Messiah Yehoshua.
Thus you can now understand following verses which also apply to the descendants of Ham:
Gal 3:13 Messiah hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Gal 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles (nations) through Yehoshua the Messiah; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Unfortunately today especially among Africans, stubbornness is seen in their false doctrines and claim of “save by grace through faith only and nothing else”, not only Africans in Africa, but also those so called pastors in US and UK descendants from Ham. It also concern descendants of Japeth in Christianity who still claim doctrines from the Mother of Harlots the Roman Catholic Church. Rebellion is rampant among Christianity and rebellion call “Judgment”!
Shem and Japeth today is the real Israel build out of:
Physical descendants of the two Noach’sons
Shem: e.g. Yaa’acov, Yehudah the House of Judah and Ephraim, the House of Israel.
Japeth: Those from among the nations having joined themselves to them through their faith in Yehoshua Messiah and the Torah.
Shem (Yehudin) was chosen to preserve the Torah, while Ephraim, Manasseh and those among the nations( Japeth) were to see and recognize Yehoshua to be Messiah, until both will become one (Yechezk’el/Ezek.37:15-22)
Ham can also be partaker of this blessing when joining to Israel and keep the Torah.
Elohim has established one Nation for himself to make the world understand that He is the only true Elohim.
Deu 7:6 “For you are a set-apart people to יהוה your Elohim. יהוה your Elohim has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a treasured possession above all the peoples on the face of the earth.
Those who will join themselves to Israel will be considered to be member of the family:
Eph 2:11 Therefore remember that you, once gentiles1(Goyim) in the flesh, who are called ‘the uncircumcision’ by what is called ‘the circumcision’ made in the flesh by hands, Footnote: 11 Cor. 12:2.
Eph 2:12 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.
Eph 2:13 but now in Messiah יהושע you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah.
Eph 2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the set-apart ones and members of the household of Elohim,
Although Sha’ul here speak to those from the House of Israel who had become strangers and now were turning back to the Torah, it applies also to the stranger who were not from the House of Israel has it is spoken by the prophet YeshaYahu.
Isa 14:1 because יהוה has compassion on Yaʽaqoḇ, and shall again choose Yisra’ĕl1, and give them rest in their own land. And the strangers shall join them, and they shall cling to the house of Yaʽaqoḇ
The Hebrew word for stranger gives us better understanding:
Strong’ #1616 גּר gêr gêyr gare, gare: Gimel, resh.
From H1481; properly a guest; by implication a foreigner: - alien, sojourner, stranger.
It is clear that יהוה people is Ya’acov!
I have been in the Philippines where my dear wife is born, many of the people I met there have Spanish name and it can be said with confidence that among them many are direct descendants from Ya’acov household through their ancestors coming from Europe, even for some may be descendants from Yehudah without knowing it!
Deu 32:9 for YHWH's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
I know that today the Anti-Messiah try all possible to blind people from coming to the truth. There is no Church or even Christianity in יהוה mind, but Ya’acov’s Household. I know this will bother many, but if we read the scriptures with an open mind, there is no other conclusion. More and more believers understand how since more than twenty centuries HaSatan has kept people in bondage with his tool, the Roman Catholic Church and its doctrines. Today as we come closer to the return of our Master Yehoshua Messiah, יהוה begins to pour out again more and more of his Ruach, (Set Apart Spirit) to draw people back to the Torah. In spite of many errors rising everywhere in all those messianic groups, with different names, the Ruach HaQodesh (Set Apart Spirit) work to restore Ya’acov Household.
Deu 32:10 “He found him (Ya’acov) in a wilderness, and in a wasted, howling desert. He encompassed him, He made him understand, He watched over him as the apple of His eye.
Deu 32:11 “As an eagle stirs up its nest, Flutters over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Bearing them on its wings.
Deu 32:12 “יהוה alone led him, and there was no strange mighty one with him.
Deu 32:13 “He made him ride in the heights of the earth, and he ate the fruit of the fields, and He made him to draw honey from the rock, and oil from the flinty rock,
Him that is Ya’acov. In Ya’acov are the children of Israel called. יהוה cares for His people.
If we read carefully we will see that the carnal man has to be subjected to Elohim and they were not able to do it because the carnal nature is enmity to Elohim:
Rom 8:7 Because the mind of the flesh is enmity towards Elohim, for it does not subject itself1 to the Torah of Elohim2, neither indeed is it able, Footnotes: 1Or does not obey. 2John 15:5, 1 John 4:4, 1 John 3:9, 1 John 5:18.
The Tanak acronym for (Torah, Psalms and Writings) point to few people who walked putting their trust (Emunah in Hebrew) in יהוה Elohim. Today all around the world, the greatest part of believers know only Elohim by his attribute “God” Yehoshua called יהוה “Father” This is the highest relationship a man can have with his creator. No other religion all around the world has been able to have a so closer relationship with their deity. You remember when Moshe was sent to Pharaoh he asked Elohim:
Exo 3:13 and Moses said unto Elohim, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The Elohim of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
And what was the answer?
Exo 3:14 and Elohim said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM (eyeh asher eyeh): and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
The Scriptures 1998 give it this way:
Exo 3:14 and Elohim said to Mosheh, “I am that which I am.”1 And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ” Footnote: 1The Heḇrew text reads: ’eyeh ’asher ’eyeh, the word ’eyeh being derived from hayah which means to be, to exist, but the Aramaic text here in v. 14 reads: ayah ashar ayah. This is not His Name, but it is an explanation that leads up to the revelation of His Name in v. 15, namely: יהוה.
The closest interpretation is: I will (prove to) be what I will (prove to) be!
This has been supposed to mean “self-existence,” and to represent God as the Absolute. Such an idea, however, would be a metaphysical (immaterial or abstract) abstraction, not only impossible to the time at which the name originated, but alien to the Hebrew mind at any time. And the imperfect 'ehyeh is more accurately translated “I will be what I will be,” a Semitic idiom meaning, “I will be all that is necessary as the occasion will arise,” a familiar Old Testament idea (compare Isa_7:4, Isa_7:9; Psa_23:1-6).(ISBE)
In Fact in the Brit Chadasha (N.T), יהוה is made known by Yehoshua as Father. Yehoshua speak from his relationship to his Father in many places, which was not established in the period ante Messiah. The idea came only with the prophets Yeshayahu and Malachi:
Isa 64:8 but now, O YHWH, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Mal 2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one El created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
The idea of Father and creator emerge with Yob as creator:
Job 31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
יהוה our Father! This is what Yehoshua centuries later will expound to his disciples, the final revelation of the true identity of the creator of the universe: “ יהוה the Father”.
Do you have the relationship Yehoshua brought us, are you calling “aba Father” the creator of the universe, or are you still limited to יהוה?
Tell me of another religion calling his deity “Father” or “Father יהוה”there is none!
Today many believers boast themselves and forget that it is Elohim who work in us:
Php 2:13 for it is Elohim who is working in you1 both to desire and to work for His good pleasure.
To crucify the flesh is to submit everything to יהוה in order that he will work in us was is pleasing to him.
Deu 32:14 “Curds from the cattle, and milk of the flock, with fat of lambs, And rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the choicest wheat; and you drank wine, the blood of the grapes.
Has anything changed? Read following verses from Yehoshua:
Mat 6:31 “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
Mat 6:32 “For all these the gentiles seek for. And your heavenly Father knows that you need all these.
Mat 6:33 “But seek first the Kingdom of Elohim, and His righteousness, and all these matters shall be added to you.
The key is to seek first the Kingdom of Elohim and his righteousness. Many times we are busy body looking for things on our own strength and forget what Yehoshua says!
Are Yehoshua’s word valid today, or do we have to seek our own way? Does a Father does not provide for his children?
Deu 32:15 “But Yeshurun grew fat and kicked; You grew fat, you grew thick, You are covered with fat; So he forsook Eloah who made him, And scorned the Rock of his deliverance.
Yeshurun, another name for Israel:
Strong’s # 3484 ישׁרוּן yeshûrûn yesh-oo-roon' written: yod(10),shin(300),resh(200),vav(6),nun final(700) (Total 1216)
From H3474; upright; Jeshurun, a symbolical name for Israel: - Jeshurun.
H3474 yâshar yaw-shar'
A primitive root; to be straight or even; figuratively to be (causatively to make) right, pleasant, prosperous: - direct, fit, seem good (meet), + please (well), be (esteem, go) right (on), bring (look, make, take the) straight (way), be upright (-ly).
Moshe spoke already about this danger:
Deu 8:11 “Be on guard, lest you forget יהוה your Elohim by not guarding His commands, and His right-rulings, and His laws which I command you today,
Deu 8:12 lest you eat and shall be satisfied, and build lovely houses and shall dwell in them,
Deu 8:13 and your herds and your flocks increase, and your silver and your gold are increased, and all that you have is increased,
Deu 8:14 that your heart then becomes lifted up, and you forget יהוה your Elohim who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, from the house of bondage,
The Pharisee didn’t had a better attitude and Yochanan the Immerser warned them
Mat 3:9 and do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Aḇraham as father.’1 for I say to you that Elohim is able to raise up children to Aḇraham from these stones.
Joh 8:33 They answered Him, “We are the seed of Aḇraham,
Is a man saved because he is the seed of Abraham?
Eph 2:8 for by favour you have been saved, through belief, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of Elohim,
Eph 2:9 it is not by works, so that no one should boast.
Rom 9:6 However, it is not as though the word of Elohim has failed. For they are not all Yisra’ĕl who are of Yisra’ĕl,
Rom 9:7 neither are they all children because they are the seed of Aḇraham, but, “In Yitsḥaq* your seed shall be called.”
* Yitshaq had a brother Ishmael from his Father intercourse with Hagar, Sarah's maid. Ishmael descendants are not the children of the promise, even if they can access salvation by faith in Moschiach Yeshua.
Rom 9:8 That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of Elohim, but the children of the promise are reckoned as the seed.
Joh 3:16 “For Elohim so loved the world that He gave His only brought-forth Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life.
Act 4:12 “And there is no deliverance in anyone else, for there is no other Name under the heaven given among men by which we need to be saved.”
Salvation through belief in the name of Yehoshua and obedience to the Torah are prerequisite to salvation, been descendant of Abraham or not.
In Yehoshua’s time the belief in the Elohim of Abraham, Itzakh and Ya’acov was reduced to tradition due to the Temple service following the rules of the Pharisee. Yehoshua came to restore the true worship “in Spirit and in truth” (Yochan./John 4:23-24).
The children of the promise are reckoned as the seed: Remember that Abraham had also a son from Hagar, Ishmael, therefore the children are those coming of Abraham through Itzakh! Who is Israel, is not those who believe in the name of Yehoshua? You see Sha’ul didn’t call Christians the seed of Abraham through Itzakh.
Deu 32:16 “They moved Him to jealousy with foreign matters, with abominations they provoked Him.
Deu 32:17 “They slaughtered to demons – not Eloah – Mighty ones they did not know, New ones who came lately, which your fathers did not fear.
Deu 32:18 “You neglected the Rock who brought you forth, and forgot the Ěl who fathered you.
Deu 32:19 “and יהוה saw, and despised, Because of the provocation of His sons and His daughters.
Deu 32:20 “And He said, ‘Let Me hide My face from them, Let Me see what their end is, For they are a perverse generation, Children in whom there is no trusting.
Deu 32:21 “They made Me jealous by what is not Ěl, They provoked Me with their worthless matters. But I make them jealous by those who are no people, I provoke them with a foolish nation.
Moshe long before the prophet Hoshea spoke of the children of Israel (carnal man) on the same way:
Hos 1:9 then He said, “Call his name Lo-Ammi, for you are not my people, and I am not for you.
Shaul saw the restoration of those who were called “lo-Ammi”, not my people:
Rom 9:24 even whom He called, not only us of the Yehuḏim, but also of the gentiles (Goyim/nations)?
Rom 9:25 as He says in Hoshĕa too, “I shall call them My people, who were not My people, and her beloved, who was not beloved.”
Rom 9:26 “And it shall be in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ there they shall be called sons of the living Elohim.”
Hoshea was speaking particularly to the House of Israel, Ephraim the Northern Kingdom. The house of Israel, Ephraim is also found in the book of Revelation in the third chapter:
Rev 3:14 “And to the messenger of the assembly in Laodikeia write, ‘The Amĕn, the Trustworthy and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of Elohim,1 says this: Footnote: 1Col. 1:15, Heb. 1:6.
Rev 3:15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would that you were cold or hot.
Rev 3:16 “So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth.
Rev 3:17 “Because you say, ‘Rich I am, and I am made rich, and need none at all,’ and do not know that you are wretched, and pitiable, and poor, and blind, and naked.
Deu 32:22 “For a fire was kindled in My wrath And burns to the bottom of She’ol, And consumes the earth and its increase, And sets on fire the foundations of mountains.
Deu 32:23 “I gather evils upon them, I use up My arrows upon them –
Deu 32:24 “Wasted by scarcity of food, and consumed by heat and bitter destruction, And the teeth of beasts I send upon them, With the poison of serpents of the dust.
Deu 32:25 “The sword bereaves from the outside, and fear from within, Both young man and maiden, Nursing child with the man of grey hairs.
Deu 32:26 “I said, ‘I should blow them away, I should make the remembrance of them to cease from among men,
Deu 32:27 ‘If I did not fear the enemy’s taunt, lest their adversaries misunderstand, Lest they say, “Our hand is high, And יהוה has not done all this.” ’
Deu 32:28 “For they are a nation lost to counsel, and there is no understanding in them.
Jer 16:14 “Therefore see, the days are coming,” declares יהוה, “when it is no longer said, ‘יהוה lives who brought up the children of Yisra’ĕl from the land of Mitsrayim,’
Jer 16:15 but, ‘יהוה lives who brought up the children of Yisra’ĕl from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I shall bring them back into their land I gave to their fathers.
Jer 16:16 “See, I am sending for many fishermen,” declares יהוה, “and they shall fish them. And after that I shall send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
Jer 16:17 “For My eyes are on all their ways; they have not been hidden from My face, nor has their crookedness been hidden from My eyes.
Jer 16:18 “And first I shall repay double for their crookedness and their sin, because they have defiled My land with the dead bodies of their disgusting matters, and have filled My inheritance with their abominations.”
Jer 16:19 O יהוה, my strength and my stronghold and my refuge, in the day of distress the gentiles (Goyim) shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers have inherited only falsehood, futility, and there is no value in them.”1 Footnote: 1See Ps. 147:19, Isa. 2:3, Isa. 60:2-3, John 4:22, Rom. 2:20, Rom. 3:2, Rom. 9:4.
Jer 16:20 Would a man make mighty ones for himself, which are not mighty ones?
Jer 16:21 “Therefore see, I am causing them to know, this time I cause them to know My hand and My might. And they shall know that My Name is יהוה!”
Verse 16, read:
Mat 4:18 And יהושע, walking by the Sea of Galil, saw two brothers, Shimʽon called Kĕpha, and Andri his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
Mat 4:19 And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I shall make you fishers of men.”
The prophet YrmeYahu says that first יהוה will send fisher to fish His people and after He will send hunter to hunt them from every mountain and every hills and out of the holes of the rocks to repay double for their crookedness.
Is not what Yochanan saw in his vision, juts read?
Rev 6:12 And I looked when He opened the sixth seal and saw a great earthquake came to be. And the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.
This will be Yom Kippur during a sun eclipse in a closer year to come. Yom Kippur is the day for judgment
Rev 6:13 and the stars of the heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its unripe figs, being shaken by a strong wind.
Rev 6:14 and heaven departed like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.
Rev 6:15 And the sovereigns of the earth, and the great ones, and the rich ones, and the commanders, and the mighty, and every slave and every free one, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
Are they not those who have forgot the Torah and gone after other Elohim?
Rev 6:16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him sitting on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb,
Rev 6:17 because the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
Deu 32:29 “If they were wise, they would understand this, They would consider their latter end!
Moshe speak in the future of what will be with Israel. In spite of the grammatical form, the actions are futures. Latter end equals “latter days”.
Deu 32:30 “How would one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, And יהוה had given them up?
Deu 32:31 “for their rock is not like our Rock – Even our enemies are judges.
Remember who is the Rock, isn’t יהוה Elohim. Their rock are others mighty one like “mammon” and power and HaSatan the “god” of this world. Moshe goes on saying that their enemies have become their judges (v.31). Elohim will allow pagans to take advantage of the children of Israel (carnal man) because they have rejected the Torah. We should learn from this. Remember Torah means instruction, instruction in righteousness according to YeshaYahu 51:7.
Do you think that it is different today? People boast themselves to be “free from the law”. When the great tribulation will come they will cry and be perplexed, just because they have rejected the Torah they will not understand.
I founded an interesting report from a brother named Yedidah following concerning the word “Tribulation” It comes from the word “Tribulum” which was an instrument used to separate the wheat from the chaff. The chaff represents all that hinder the purity of the wheat to make it perfectly acceptable before it is used for making flour.
I founded an interesting report from a brother named Yedidah following concerning the word “Tribulation” It comes from the word “Tribulum” which was an instrument used to separate the wheat from the chaff. The chaff represents all that hinder the purity of the wheat to make it perfectly acceptable before it is used for making flour.
Everest dictionary give us following explanation concerning “flour”: The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting (sifting as of flour or meal. Everest dictionary)”
Here we see that Tribulation will be a suffering period for those who want to keep their “own righteousness” but a time of hope for those who hold the Torah and are willing to let Elohim remove any reminding “chaff” from their life..
Deu 32:32 “Their vine is of the vine of Seḏom and of the fields of Amorah (Gomorah); Their grapes are grapes of gall, Their clusters are bitter.
Verses 32-35: Here again we can read in the book of Revelation:
Rev 14:18 And another messenger came out from the altar, having authority over the fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him having the sharp sickle, saying, “Send your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, because her grapes are ripe.”
Rev 14:19 and the messenger thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of Elohim.
Rev 14:20 And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the bridles of the horses, for about three hundred kilometres.
The fruit of the wine are the Children of Israel among the nations, the wrath of יהוה will come upon the rebellious Children for having rejected the truth and follow after false doctrines. (Judaism and Christianity)
Deu 32:33 “Their wine is the poison of serpents, and the fierce venom of cobras.
Deu 32:34 ‘is it not stored up with Me, Sealed up among My treasures?
Deu 32:35 ‘Vengeance is Mine, and repayment, at the time their foot slips; For near is the day of their calamity, And the matters prepared are hastening to them.’
Deu 32:36 “For יהוה rightly rules His people and has compassion on His servants, When He sees that their power is gone, And there is no one remaining, Shut up or at large.
Deu 32:37 “And He shall say, ‘Where are their mighty ones, the rock in whom they sought refuge?
Deu 32:38 ‘Who ate the fat of their slaughterings, and drank the wine of their drink offering? Let them arise and help you, let it be a hiding-place for you!
Deu 32:39 ‘See now that I, I am He, and there is no Elohim besides Me. I put to death and I make alive. I have wounded, and I heal. And from My hand no one delivers!
We can read what the prophet YeshaYahu write:
Isa 45:5 ‘I am יהוה, and there is none else – there is no Elohim besides Me. I gird you, though you have not known Me,
Isa 45:22 “Turn to Me and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am Ěl, and there is none else.
Deu 32:40 ‘for I lift My hand to the heavens, And shall say: As I live forever,
Deu 32:41 ‘If I have sharpened My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on judgment, I shall return vengeance to My enemies, and repay those who hate Me.
Shaul speaks of vengeance:
Rom 12:19 Beloved, do not revenge yourselves, but give place to the wrath, for it has been written, “Vengeance is Mine, I shall repay,” says יהוה.
Deu 32:42 ‘I make My arrows drunk with blood, And My sword devours flesh, With the blood of the slain and the captives, From the long-haired enemy chiefs.
’ Deu 32:43 “O nations, acclaim His people! For He avenges the blood of His servants, and returns vengeance to His adversaries, and shall pardon His land, His people.”
Jer 46:10 for this is the day of the Master יהוה of hosts, a day of vengeance, to revenge Himself on His adversaries. And the sword shall devour, and be satisfied and made drunk with their blood. For the Master יהוה of hosts has a slaughtering in the land of the north by the River Euphrates.
Joe 1:15 Alas for the day! for the day of יהוה is near, and it comes as destruction from the Almighty.
This day is Yom Kippur as it is written in verse 14:
Joe 1:14 Set apart a fast. Call an assembly, gather the elders, all the inhabitants of the land, into the House of יהוה your Elohim, and cry out to יהוה.
This is the fats of Yom Kippur when all people gather for the Feast on the tenth of the seventh month
And in the Chapter 2 verse 1-2
Joe 2:1 blow a ram’s horn in Tsiyon, and sound an alarm in My set-apart mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the earth tremble, for the day of יהוה is coming, for it is near:
Joe 2:2 a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains – a people many and strong, the like of whom has never been, nor shall there ever be again after them, to the years of many generations.
The Ram’s horn sounds an alarm! This will be when Messiah comes back
Mat 24:31 “And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Isa 27:13 and in that day it shall be that a great horn is blown, and those who were perishing in the land of Ashshur and the outcasts in the land of Mitsrayim shall come, and shall worship יהוה on the set-apart mountain, in Yerushalayim.
According to the tradition we are called to fast and mourn on Yom Kippur. This will be a fairy day for those coming to be judged and a day of deliverance for those who wait for their redemption.
Deu 32:44 Then Mosheh came, with Yehoshua son of Nun, and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people.
Deu 32:45 and when Mosheh ended speaking all these words to all Yisra’ĕl,
Deu 32:46 he said to them, “Set your heart on all the words with which I warn you today, so that you command your children to guard to do all the Words of this Torah.
Moshe remind the children of Israel (carnal man) that it is their responsibility to teach their children as it is written in D’varim 6:7. Today parents have forgotten the right way to teach their children and it has come what Shaul wrote:
2Ti 3:1 but know this, that in the last days hard times shall come.
2Ti 3:2 for men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, thankless, wrong-doers,
Are you teaching your children in order for them to know the right way and be followers of Yehoshua, and have all the benefits (divine protection, against man, against trouble, in the time of the great tribulation…..) for them to be able to discern, or have you taught false doctrines to your children, are you confident of what you teach them?
Deu 32:47 “for it is not a worthless Word for you, because it is your life, and by this Word you prolong your days on the soil which you pass over the Yardĕn to possess.”
Moshe tell the children of Israel (carnal man) that the Torah is their life and that it will prolong their days!
Read what Yehoshua says to the man asking him what to do to enter eternal life:
Mat 19:16 And see, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good shall I do to have everlasting life?”
Mat 19:17 And He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One – Elohim. But if you wish to enter into life, guard the commands.”
Luk 10:25 and see, a certain one learned in the Torah stood up, trying Him, and saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit everlasting life?”
Luk 10:26 and He said to him, “What has been written in the Torah? How do you read it?”
Luk 10:27 And he answering, said, “ ‘You shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
Luk 10:28 and He said to him, “You have answered rightly. Do this and you shall live.”
This is amazing to me that Christianity in spite of Yehoshua’s word still claim the law to be done away!
To love יהוה our Elohim correspond in the four first commandments from the Decalogue (Ten commandments)
To love his neighbor as ourselves relate to the six others commandments of the same Decalogue. The first commandments are a relation between man and his Elohim, the second part between man and his fellow.
Deu 32:48 and יהוה spoke to Mosheh that same day, saying,
Deu 32:49 “Go up this mountain of the Aḇarim, Mount Neḇo, which is in the land of Mo’aḇ, which is opposite Yeriḥo, and look at the land of Kenaʽan, which I give to the children of Yisra’ĕl as a possession,
Deu 32:50 and die on the mountain which you ascend, and be gathered to your people, as Aharon your brother died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people,
Deu 32:51 because you trespassed against Me in the midst of the children of Yisra’ĕl at the waters of Meriḇah Qaḏĕsh, in the Wilderness of Tsin, because you did not set Me apart in the midst of the children of Yisra’ĕl.
Deu 32:52 “For you are to look at the land before you, but not enter there, into the land which I am giving to the children of Yisra’ĕl.”
Moshe the great prophet and great man of Elohim, was the "savior" of the children of Israel which are a picture of our carnal nature. Moshe would have to died and wait for the time of redemption as David does and many others who have served יהוה Elohim with all their heart.
When we read the Torah especially the redemption of our forefathers from Mitzrayim (Egypt) we should see what is behind the Peshat level (literal), in order to understand that our carnal nature must be put to the stake, in order to be able to follow Yehoshua our Master. The Children of Israel were not able to see more then Moshe the carnal man and their Ego made them stumble.
David the King, the man after יהוה’s heart.
David knew that his reign is not in his own hands, that יהוה will perform what he promised.
Remember at this time Kings and other people who served יהוה were anointed, the Ruach HaQodesh coming upon them. They didn’t receive the Ruach HaQodesh as it has been since the time when Yehoshua went back to the Father at Shavuot / Pentecost.
Why David did followed יהוה? May be because he studied the Torah!
Remember that every king has the obligation to write the Torah for himself to study it all his life:
Deu 17:14 “When you come to the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you, and shall possess it and shall dwell in it, and you shall say, ‘Let me set a sovereign(king) over me like all the gentiles that are around me,’
Deu 17:18 “And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his reign, that he shall write for himself a copy of this Torah in a book, from the one before the priests, the Lĕwites.
Deu 17:19 “And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, so that he learns to fear יהוה his Elohim and guard all the Words of this Torah and these laws, to do them,
2Sa 22:1 Then Dawiḏ spoke to יהוה the words of this song, on the day when יהוה had delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Sha’ul.
David was anointed as King long before he could reign. Saul was King at this time and David served him honestly.
Saul was jealous and saw in David the one who would take his place. Wasn’t he יהוה himself who established Saul first as King over Israel?
Saul reign pleasing men, David reigned pleasing Elohim!
2Sa 22:2 and he said, “יהוה is my rock and my stronghold and my deliverer.
2Sa 22:3 “My Elohim is my rock, I take refuge in Him, My shield and the horn of my deliverance, My high tower and my refuge. My Saviour, You save me from violence.
David wrote a Psalm after יהוה delivered him from Saul’s attack:
Psa 18:1 I love You, O יהוה, my strength.
Psa 18:2 יהוה is my rock and my stronghold and my deliverer; My Ěl is my rock, I take refuge in Him; My shield and the horn of my deliverance, my high tower.
Psa 18:3 I call upon יהוה, the One to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.
2Sa 22:4 “I call on יהוה, the One to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.
2Sa 22:5 “For the waves of death surrounded me, Floods of Beliyaʽal made me afraid,
2Sa 22:6 “The cords of the grave were all around me; The snares of death were before me.
2Sa 22:7 “In my distress I called upon יהוה, and to my Elohim I cried. and from His Hĕḵal He heard my voice, and my cry was in His ears.
2Sa 22:8 “And the earth shook and trembled, The foundations of the heavens were troubled, Because He was wroth.
2Sa 22:9 “Smoke went up from His nostrils, and devouring fire from His mouth; Coals were kindled by it.
2Sa 22:10 “And He bowed the heavens and came down, and thick darkness was under His feet.
2Sa 22:11 “And He rode upon a keruḇ, and flew, and was seen upon the wings of the wind.
2Sa 22:12 “And He put darkness around Him as booths, Darkness of waters, thick clouds.
2Sa 22:13 “From the brightness before Him Coals of fire were kindled.
2Sa 22:14 “יהוה thundered from the heavens, And the Most High sent forth His voice.
2Sa 22:15 “And He sent out arrows and scattered them, Lightning, and confused them.
2Sa 22:16 “And the channels of the sea were seen, the foundations of the world were uncovered At the rebuke of יהוה, at the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
2Sa 22:17 “He sent from above, He took me, He drew me out of many waters.
2Sa 22:18 “He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those hating me, for they were stronger than I.
2Sa 22:19 “They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But יהוה was my support.
2Sa 22:20 “And He brought me out into a large place, He delivered me for He delighted in me.
2Sa 22:21 “יהוה rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He repaid me.
2Sa 22:22 “For I have guarded the ways of יהוה, and have not acted wrongly against my Elohim.
2Sa 22:23 “For all His right-rulings are before me; as for His laws, I do not turn from them.
2Sa 22:24 “And I am perfect before Him, and I guard myself from my crookedness.
2Sa 22:25 “And יהוה repays me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness before His eyes.
2Sa 22:26 “With the kind You show Yourself kind, With the perfect one You show Yourself perfect,
2Sa 22:27 “With the clean You show Yourself clean, And with the crooked You show Yourself twisted. (1st Kefa /Peter 5:5)
1Pe 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for YHWH resisteth the proud, and giveth favour to the humble.
2Sa 22:28 “For You save the humble people, But Your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low.
2Sa 22:29 “For You are my lamp, O יהוה, and יהוה makes my darkness light.
2Sa 22:30 “For with You I run against a band, With my Elohim I leap over a wall.
2Sa 22:31 “The Ěl – His way is perfect; The Word of יהוה is proven; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
2Sa 22:32 “For who is Ěl, besides יהוה? And who is a rock, besides our Elohim?
2Sa 22:33 “Ěl is my mighty stronghold, And He makes my way perfect,
2Sa 22:34 “Making my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places,
2Sa 22:35 “Teaching my hands for battle, So that my arms bend a bow of bronze.
2Sa 22:36 “And You give me the shield of Your deliverance, and Your lowliness makes me great.
2Sa 22:37 “You enlarge my step under me, So that my feet shall not slip.
2Sa 22:38 “I pursue my enemies and destroy them, and I do not turn back till they are destroyed.
2Sa 22:39 “And I destroy them and crush them, So that they do not rise, and fall under my feet.
2Sa 22:40 “And You gird me with strength for battle, You cause my adversaries to bow under me.
2Sa 22:41 “And You make my enemies turn their backs, Those hating me, and I cut them off.
2Sa 22:42 “They look but there is no saviour, Unto יהוה, but He shall not answer them.
2Sa 22:43 “And I beat them as dust of the earth, I beat them small as dirt in the streets – I spread them out.
2Sa 22:44 “And You deliver me from the strivings of my people, You safeguard me as the head of the nations; A people I have not known serve me.
2Sa 22:45 “Sons of the foreigner submit to me, As soon as they hear they obey me.
2Sa 22:46 “Sons of the foreigner fade away, and gird themselves from their strongholds.
2Sa 22:47 “יהוה lives! And blessed is my Rock! And exalted is my Elohim, The Rock of my deliverance,
2Sa 22:48 “Ěl who avenges me, and bringing peoples down under me,
2Sa 22:49 “And bringing me out from my enemies; You raise me up above those rising up against me; You deliver me from a man of violence.
2Sa 22:50 “Therefore I give thanks to You, O יהוה, among nations, And I sing praise to Your Name.
2Sa 22:51 “A tower of deliverance is He to His sovereign, and showing kindness to His anointed, To Dawiḏ and his seed, forever.”
I will also quote from Lawrence Nathan from Hoshanna Rabbah, who has a very good insight in the haftorah:
Vengeance Is Mine, Saith YHVH, I Will Repay!
This Haftorah portion typically falls in the time period of Yom Teruah (Day of Shofar Blowing) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Prophetically, this speaks of the time at the end of the age (just prior to the coming of Messiah) when YHVH Elohim will begin to judge the earth and execute vengeance against the enemies of righteousness. This is the time of rewards for the righteous and punishment for the wicked. Note how this song of David fits into this theme.
David did not focus on adversity in his life, but on YHVH’s goodness, kindness and sovereignty over all things. YHVH is in charge, even over adverse circumstances; therefore, all will turn out for our good.
Salvation from adversity is a general theme in this passage. Note and discuss words found therein pertaining to salvation such as trust, saviour, save, deliver, horn of my salvation, shield of salvation, rock of my salvation and tower of my salvation. Compare David’s concept of salvation to that of the average Christian view of salvation.
2 Samuel Is Divided Into Four Sections
Verses 1–3, Introduces the theme: YHVH is man’s protector
Verses 4–28, How YHVH saved David from his enemies Verses 29–46, YHVH not only delivered David from adversity, but also gave him strength to overcome and defeat his enemies
Verses 47–51, Declaration of praise to YHVH.
Commentary and Questions:
Verse 1, David had his Saul (his adversary and enemy). Who is your Saul? Though Saul sought David’s life, he never retaliated against Saul. He trusted YHVH with Saul’s fate. Be patient! Justice will come to your enemies in YHVH’s way and timing.
Verses 2–3, Here we find Hebrew poetic expressions or anthropomorphisms (expression relating to man nature) where YHVH is expressed as having human or other non-deity characteristics for poetic and instructive purposes.
YHVH is likened to a:
Horn of My Salvation
Why does Hebrew poetry rely so heavily on anthropomorphisms? How does this literary device help men to understand the complex and unsearchable qualities of Elohim?
22:7, In this verse, David uses the personal name YHVH and title Elohim. In Hebraic thought, the former relates to mercy and grace, while the latter relates to judgment. Discuss the attributes of YHVH’s names not only in this verse, but throughout the chapter. Why do you suppose David chose one instead of the other to express when did?
In the following verses, we see that YHVH answered David’s prayer and came to his rescue.
22:8, The expression the earth quaked and roared is a poetic metaphor for eruptions in nature, and for utter destruction on David’s enemies. Sometimes YHVH will bend the forces of nature to accomplish his judgments. Yeshua, in the Sermon on the Mount, said to love your enemies and to turn the other cheek, yet here, David — who was a man after YHVH’s own heart — expressed a seeming opposite reaction. Were David and Yeshua at odds with each other? Or is there a time to hate and a time to love as Solomon in Ecclesiastes three states, “a time to plant and a time to pluck up … a time to kill and a time to heal … a time to break down and a time to build up … a time to love and a time to hate? Does YHVH hate anything? (For the answer, see Deut. 12:31; 16:22; Ps. 5:5; 11:5; Mal. 2:16.) Is it acceptable for humans to hate their enemies with a perfect hatred as David did? (Ps. 139:22)
22:8, Elohim’s wrath flared. Compare this with David’s statement found in Psalm 7:11 that El (short for Elohim, as opposed to YHVH) is angry with the wicked every day. Scripture clearly teaches that there is a time when YHVH holds back his hand at men’s sin giving man an opportunity to repent and to turn from wickedness, and there is a time when YHVH, in righteousness, acts as the Just Judge against sin by judging sinners. With this in mind, contrast the two comings of Yeshua the Messiah: the first time he came as a lamb to the slaughter, while the second time he will come as a warrior on a white horse to destroy his enemies.
22:9, Smoke came out of his nostrils. This is another expression of YHVH’s anger against his enemies on David’s behalf.
22:9, Devouring fire from his mouth. Compare this to Hebrews 4:12 and Revelation 19:13–15 where we learn that his word is like a flame or sword, and that the Word of Yeshua will destroy his enemies
22:10, Bending the heavens. Here we see YHVH stooping to intervene in the affairs of men because of the righteous, to protect and save his Saints. Has he ever done this for you?
22:12, Darkness. When YHVH intervenes in men’s affairs he often conceals himself in natural phenomena. Those who are spiritually discerning and have spiritual eyes of faith will see behind the veil. For example, at Mount Sinai the voice of YHVH was like thunder (Exod. 19:16; 20:18) and the voice of the Father spoke validating Yeshua’s ministry. Some hear YHVH’s voice while others heard only thunder (John 12:28–29). Have you learned to hear YHVH’s voice while others around you do not?
22:20, Many times YHVH leads us out of a box canyon where we are trapped and opens up an escape route where none was before and leads us to a “broad space.” We are released because YHVH “desires” us! Desire (Strong’s H2654) means to delight, be pleased with, favour, have pleasure. How many times has this happened to you? Have you praised him for it? How has this caused your faith and trust in him to deepen?
22:21–25, YHVH’s favour is conditional upon our righteousness and obedience to his Torah! Spiritual reward (not salvation) both here and now and for eternity are based on Torah observance. Yeshua makes this point very clear in Matthew 5:19. On this basis, are you destined to be the least or the greatest in the kingdom of Elohim?
Hoshea was the mouth of יהוה against the House of Israel, Ephraim. The apostasy of the children of Israel has been so far that יהוה has give them a bill of divorce.
As I mentioned before in another parsha, a prophet was to bring correction, to admonish people and to turn them back to the Elohim of Israel. Nothing is definitive as long as a man as time to repent. This is why יהוה sent His prophet: To bring people back to him.
Hos 14:2 Take words with you, and return to יהוה. Say to Him, “Take away all crookedness, and accept what is good, and we render the bulls of our lips1. Footnote: 1Heb. 13:15 - bulls, referring to offerings.
What are the bulls of our lips today?
Heb 13:15 By him (Yehoshua) therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to YHWH continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Hos 14:3 “Ashshur does not save us. We do not ride on horses, nor ever again do we say to the work of our hands, ‘Our mighty ones.’ For the fatherless finds compassion in You.”
Hos 14:4 “I shall heal their backsliding, I shall love them spontaneously, for My displeasure has turned away from him.
Hos 14:5 “I shall be like the dew to Yisra’ĕl. He shall blossom like the lily, and cast out his roots like Leḇanon.
Hos 14:6 “His branches shall spread, and his splendour shall be like an olive tree, and his fragrance like Leḇanon.
Hos 14:7 “Those who dwell under his shadow shall return. They shall revive like grain, and blossom like the vine, and become as fragrant as the wine of Leḇanon.
Hos 14:8 “What more has Ephrayim to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after him. I am like a green cypress tree, your fruit comes from Me.”
Hos 14:9 Who is wise and understands these words, discerning and knows them? For the ways of יהוה are straight, and the righteous walk in them, but the transgressors stumble in them.
Do not forget that nowadays, many of those coming back to יהוה and who are not Yehudin, are coming from the House of Israel. They claim again the faith of their forefather. This is what יהוה spoke by the mouth of Yechezk’El:
Eze 34:11 ‘For thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I Myself shall search for My sheep and seek them out.
Eze 34:12 “As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so I shall seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered in a day of cloud and thick darkness.
Eze 34:13 “And I shall bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the lands, and shall bring them to their own land. and I shall feed them on the mountains of Yisra’ĕl, in the valleys, and in all the dwellings of the land.
Rev 15:1 and I saw another sign in the heaven, great and marvellous: seven messengers having the seven last plagues,1 for the wrath of Elohim was ended in them. Footnote: 1See 21:9.
Rev 15:2 and I saw like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those overcoming the beast and his image and his mark and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of Elohim.
Who are this people?
Rev 7:13 and one of the elders responded, saying to me, “Who are these dressed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
Rev 7:14 and I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
During many years I have been confused when reading these verses from chapter seven. Let us look a bit closer at it. The chapter starts with the angels (messenger) who put the seal of Elohim on his servants. By reading we see that there are two tribes missing:
The Tribe of Dan
The Tribe of Ephraim.
Now tradition tells us that out of Dan shall the anti-messiah come to judge יהוה’s people. We can read an interesting word from Ya’acov before he died:
Gen 49:16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
Gen 49:17 “Dan is a serpent by the way, an adder by the path that bites the horse’s heels so that its rider falls backward.
Once again I will include the Haftorah from Nathan Lawrence (even if I don't always agree with his teaching) from Hoshana Rabbah which give a very good insight to יהוה’s plan for the world/
What Does the Book of Joel Reveal About the Fall Feasts?
Joel 1:14-15 talks about a fast and a solemn assembly (Hebr. atzeret, Strong’s H616), which is a reference to one of YHVH’s annual feast days, which occurs before the Day of YHVH’s Wrath. This is an obvious prophetic reference to Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), which occurs in the fall between Yom Teruah and Sukkot, and is the only annual high Sabbath/solemn assembly where YHVH’s people are required to fast (Lev. 23:27). In the prophetic end time scenario of the falls feasts, Yom Kippur occurs between the catching away (“rapture”)* of the Saints (pictured by Yom Teruah), and the beginning of Yeshua’s millennial rule (pictured by Sukkot). Yom Kippur is the time of the judgment of the world when YHVH will pour out his wrath upon rebellious and unrepentant man (Rev. 15–16, the Seven Bowl Judgments).
* Not to be confounded with the pre-rapture wide spray among Christians which tell Christians that they have not to fear for the tribulation, because “God” will remove them from the earth. This doctrine has been wide spray among Christians with the series “left behind” from a man called Tim Lahaye, promoted by people like Pat Robertson and other wicked persons. The rapture doctrine came first with a man named Darby who published a Bible Darby’s Bible full of error. The catching away mentioned here by Nathan Lawrence is conform to the scripture and concern ONLY the true believers those who follow Yehoshua with all their heart in the Torah, thus loving יהוה with all their heart.(my comments).
Joel 2:1 speaks about blowing the shofar and sounding the alarm in Zion, for the day of YHVH is coming. This is a reference to Yom Teruah, the day of shofar blowing or awakening blast. These shofar blasts seem to correspond to the Seven Trumpets of the book of Revelation, which occur just prior to the resurrection of the righteous dead (Rev. 11:14–18) and the Day of YHVH’s Wrath (Rev. 15–16).
Joel 2:2 further calls Yom Teruah a day of darkness, gloominess, clouds and thick darkness. This cross references with Matthew 24:29–31 and tells us the timing of the resurrection of the dead, which is after (verse 29) the Great Tribulation (verse 21). All this is the precursor to the great and terrible Day of YHVH’s Wrath (Joel 2:11). The word morning in verse two is the Hebrew word sachar (Strong’s H7837) meaning morning, dayspring, dawn. This is darkest time of the night, and Joel uses this poetic metaphor to describe spiritual conditions existing on earth just prior to the return of Messiah Yeshua who will come as the Sun of Righteousness with healing in his wings to break the hold that spiritual darkness has had on this earth once and for all (Mal. 4:2, cp. 2 Pet. 1:19).
Joel 2:12-15 further identifies the time period that this series of passages is discussing as being what is commonly called in Rabbinic Jewish circles “the 40 Days of Teshuvah (repentance),” which begins on the first day of the sixth month on the Hebrew/biblical calendar and ends on the tenth day of the seventh month, which is Yom Kippur. These three verses clearly delineate the major aspects of this forty-day period. YHVH’s people are to:
to turn from their sins (called teshuvah meaning to repent),
to turn to YHVH with all their hearts indicating a deep (not just a surface), heartfelt repentance,
to fast, which is a direct reference to Yom Kippur/the Day of Atonement when Scripture requires YHVH’s people to fast or afflict their souls (Lev. 23:27),
and to weep and mourn for the sins one has committed that have separated one from YHVH.
In Joel 2:15-17, we see that within these days of teshuvah there is a time of shofar blowing, followed by the sanctifying of a fast, which again is connected to the idea of a solemn assembly (atzeret, verse 15). This is a clear reference to Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), which ends the forty days of teshuvah (repentance), and occurs on the tenth day of the seventh month. Verse 15 speaks of blowing the shofar (on Yom Kippur), which is a reference to the third in the trilogy of shofar blasts that occur on Pentecost, Trumpets and finally on Atonement. This final or jubilee blast is called the Great Shofar Blast or Final Shofar (Shofar haGadol) and signifies when in ancient Israel all debts were forgiven, all land was returned to its rightful owners and all captives were set free. Prophetically, this pictures when the returning Yeshua will defeat all his enemies including the armies of the Beast, Babylon the Great, which has enslaved the world spiritually, economically and politically, and Yeshua will cast Satan into the bottomless pit. This is the Day of YHVH’s Wrath or Vengeance. It is even possible that the Day of YHVH’s Wrath may last for a year and terminate on Yom Kippur of the next year.
At this point, some honest Scripture students may wonder why we think that certain key prophetic end-time events have to occur on the feasts. The answer is simple: Since certain key events pertaining to Yeshua’s first coming occurred on the specific feast days that until then had prophetically pointed to those events (for example, Yeshua was crucified on Passover when the Jews were sacrificing the Passover lamb in the Temple; Yeshua resurrected on the day the Levites were offering the first fruits of barley* harvest; Yeshua poured out his Spirit on the Day of Pentecost and wrote the Torah on the hearts of the Saints, which corresponds to the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai on Pentecost some 1500 years earlier; etc.), we have good reason to believe (based on scriptural precedence) that such will occur again regarding events surround the fall feasts.
* (my comment) Today a deep study will reveal that he first-fruit was to be made of "wheat" and not barley.
Joel 2:16 speaks of the bridegroom going forth from his chamber and the bride coming out of her closet. This prophetically refers to the meeting of Yeshua, the Bridegroom, and his Bride (the Saints who have prepared themselves for the wedding of the Lamb) who will have a joyful reunion in the air at this time after the catching away of the Saints. This occurs on or after Yom Teruah and during the Day of YHVH’s Wrath leading up to and on Yom Kippur.
Joel 2:12-14, 17 speaks of a time period of great repentance for all the inhabitants of the earth (including the Saints) not only during the first 30 days of teshuvah (repentance) leading up to Yom Teruah, but especially for those inhabitants of the earth who were not caught away to meet the Bridegroom in the air on Yom Teruah, and who still remain on this earth during the “Ten Days of Awe” between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur when the Wrath of Elohim will be poured out upon the earth (the Day of YHVH). Many will repent of their wickedness and rebellion against YHVH during this time, and many will not.
Joel 2:17 speaks of the priests weeping between the porch and the altar of the Temple and making intercession for the people. We know that this occurred on Yom Kippur when the priests would actually slaughter a bull as an atonement for the sins of the priesthood and the people between the porch and the altar (The Temple and Its Ministry and Service, by Alfred Edersheim, pp. 248–249). Their weeping and crying out to YHVH to spare his people indicates that prophetically this will be a time of great duress upon the earth as YHVH’s pours out his wrath upon unrepentant humanity.
Joel speaks of the Day of YHVH (1:15; 2:1,11,31; 3:14), which is a time period associated with the ten days between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur. The concluding event of this time period (the Wrath of Elohim) will be the Battle of Armageddon when YHVH will gather all nations to mount one final assault against the Messiah in an effort to thwart him from establishing his world-ruling kingdom on earth (3:2; 12:14). Joel refers to this as the “Valley of Decision” for these nations (verse 12). They will be given the opportunity to choose to fight or submit to King Yeshua the Messiah. There YHVH will judge the nations based on the decision they make (verse 12) (this very likely is the judgment between the sheep and goat nations Yeshua refers to in Matthew 25:31-46) before slaughtering those who persist in rebelling against him (verse 3:13; Rev. 14:14-20). Zechariah also speaks of the Day of YHVH when YHVH will gather all nations against Jerusalem (Zech. 14:2) and he will “go forth and fight against those nations” (verse 3), after which Messiah will touch his feet down upon the Mount of Olives (verse 4) — an event that will usher in the rule of Messiah on earth and the 1000-year-long Millennium (Messianic Age).
With the back drop of the fall feasts in mind as we read from the writings of Joel, along with the Days of Repentance being a time of turning from sin, mourning and weeping prior to YHVH pouring out his judgment upon unrepentant humanity, what should be our emotional and spiritual disposition as we enter the time period of the fall feasts? Yeshua is coming again to judge both the wicked and the righteous. Each will be rewarded according to the fruits of their actions. With these things in mind, please read 1 Peter 4:17–18; 1 Corinthians 5:10 and Matthew 5:19
Joe 2:11 and יהוה shall give forth His voice before His army, for His camp is very great, for mighty is the doer of His word. For the day of יהוה is great and very awesome, and who does bear it?
Joe 2:12 “Yet even now,” declares יהוה, “turn to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.”
Joe 2:13 and tear your heart and not your garments, and turn back to יהוה your Elohim, for He shows favor and is compassionate, patient, and of great kindness, and He shall relent concerning the evil.
Joe 2:14 Who knows – He might turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him, a grain offering and a drink offering for יהוה your Elohim?
Joe 2:15 Blow a ram’s horn in Tsiyon, set apart a fast, call an assembly.
Joe 2:16 Gather the people, set the assembly apart, assemble the elders, gather the children and nursing babes. Let a bridegroom come out from his room, and a bride from her dressing room.
Joe 2:17 Let the priests, servants of יהוה, weep between the porch and the altar. And let them say, “Spare Your people, O יהוה, and do not give Your inheritance to reproach, for the gentiles to rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their Elohim?’ ”
Joe 2:18 and let יהוה be jealous for His land, and spare His people.
Joe 2:19 and let יהוה answer and say to His people, “See, I am sending you the grain and the new wine and the oil, and you shall be satisfied by them. and no longer do I make you a reproach among the gentiles (nations).
Joe 2:20 “And the Northerner I shall remove far from you, and drive him away into a dry and deserted land, with his face toward the eastern sea and his rear toward the western sea. and his stench shall come up and his smell rise, for he has done greatly.”
Joe 2:21 Do not fear, O soil, be glad and rejoice, for יהוה has done greatly!
Joe 2:22 Do not fear, you beasts of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness shall spring forth, and the tree shall bear its fruit, the fig tree and the vine shall yield their strength.
Joe 2:23 And you children of Tsiyon, be glad and rejoice in יהוה your Elohim, for He shall give you the Teacher of Righteousness, and cause the rain to come down for you, the former rain and the latter rain, as before.
Joe 2:24 and the threshing-floors shall be filled with grain, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.
Joe 2:25 “Then I shall repay you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, and the consuming locust, and the gnawing locust, My great army which I sent among you.
Joe 2:26 “Then you shall eat – eat and be satisfied – and shall praise the Name of יהוה your Elohim, who has done with you so wondrously. And My people shall never be put to shame.
Joe 2:27 “And you shall know that I am in the midst of Yisra’ĕl1, and that I am יהוה your Elohim and there is no one else. and My people shall never be put to shame. Footnote: 1See Isa. 24:23
Mic 7:18 Who is an Ěl like You – taking away crookedness and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance? He shall not retain His wrath forever, for He Himself delights in kindness.
Mic 7:19 He shall turn back, He shall have compassion on us, He shall trample upon our crookednesses! And You throw all our sins into the depths of the sea!
Mic 7:20 You give truth to Yaʽaqoḇ, kindness to Aḇraham, which You swore to our fathers from the days of old!
Yoel 2:25: The locust were signs for the plague in Egypt, later under the form of
4)the Romans.May יהוה the Elohim and Father of our Master Yehoshua, bless you all and keep you, until the day of redemption.
AND THE LAST LOCUST COME UNDER THE ISLAM!
AND THE LAST LOCUST COME UNDER THE ISLAM!