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News Letter 5848-017
2nd day of the 4th month 5848 years after the creation of Adam
The 4th Month in the Third year of the third Sabbatical Cycle
The Third Sabbatical Cycle of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Earthquakes Famines, and Pestilences
This is also the end of the Thirteenth week of this the Third Tithe Year for the Levite, the alien, the fatherless and the widow Deuteronomy 26:12
June 23, 2012

Shabbat Shalom Brethren,

Here is the announcement for this week’s speaking engagement in Sarnia Ontario.
Honey and Locust is once again hosting Joe Dumond to speak in the Heart of downtown Sarnia, 180 Front Street. North. Phone 519-491-2588

International Speaker; Nobel Nominated Author for The Prophecies of Abraham, and Former Radio Host Joseph F Dumond will be at Honey and Locust Saturday June 23, to continue with his teachings that have amazed, shocked and educated us.

This week he will be expanding even more on Daniel 9:24-27 explaining the Covenant that Satan has already made with many nations and how it affects you and deceives you into worshiping another god.

Nowhere in Church will you hear these deeper meanings of the Scripture. Joe Dumond is a Forerunner that beckons to be listened to.
Come Saturday, June 23rd, at 10am to be enthralled, educated and alerted, as to what the revelation in God’s Word is saying to us in to-days world.
See you there.

We also have this note from some who have been to these meetings and this is what they thought.

Shalom Joe
Thanks for taking the time to come to our small home group.

Joe, you always challenge us to rethink what we had been previously taught about the Scripture, especially the Jubilee cycle. We have heard many different teachings that have put forth the notion that we are already in the last 7 year cycle based on the Daniel timeline and other teachings. However after we heard your teaching on the Jubilee cycle in Barrie, we have to look at it through a different mindset.

All of us could benefit from your teaching on Love & respect. Men need respect in all aspects of their lives. You brought up a critical point about how a woman is to respect her husband unconditionally, so that she can encourage her husband to fulfill his role in the home and how he can love his wife unconditionally. And yet this seems to be a foreign concept in our western society. Just as important or more so, the husband needs to love his wife unconditionally, just as the Messiah loves His bride, even though we did not deserve it. This has definitely motivated us to put more effort into treating each other with respect and love in reverence of the Messiah.Thanks for taking the time to share with us.

We appreciate your sharing and insight into the Scripture and look forward to your next teaching.
Toronto

The 4th New Moon of this year has been sighted in Jerusalem,

Karaite Korner Newsletter #554

New Moon Report
June 2012
Fourth Biblical Month

On Thursday June 21, 2012 the new moon was sighted from Israel. The moon was first sighted:
*from Jerusalem by David Cachicas at 7:43pm and shortly thereafter by Oriana Torres, Rick Busenbark, and Aryeh Levi;
*from a second location in Jerusalem by Yoel Halevi at 7:45pm and shortly thereafter by Nehemia Gordon and Devorah Gordon;
*from a third location in Jerusalem by Shiloh David and Hinanit David at 8:02pm.

Photos of the new moon from Jerusalem taken by Yoel Halevi of “Hebrew in Israel” are posted at: http://NehemiasWall.com/

Rosh Chodesh Sameach!
Happy New Moon!

Nehemia Gordon
Jerusalem, Israel

Last year I told you that if I had not found a farm in Israel or if we had not raised enough money to buy a farm in Israel I would return all your money in July 2012. That time has now come. But,……

Early in June 2012, I received a request for help on a farm in Israel. I explored the needs and the people requesting the aid. This same farm had been brought to my attention back in 2011, but I had dismissed it because we were looking to buy our own.

Well that has not happened and this request caused me to think that maybe this is the way we are to go. So in June of 2012 I issued $5000 to this farm so they could fulfill the needs as they have requested in the letter to follow.

Shalom Joseph
Just to fill you in on our vision as well as where we stand as far as our land is concerned.
We have 20 acres of land of which we plan to use 5 acres for herbs, healing plants and essential oils. Our intention and vision is to grow vines for wine on the other 15 acres. Up until now we have paid for and have electricity at our fields as well as a reliable water supply. We have electric fencing to keep animals away from the plants.
This equipment all needs to be installed in our fields. We cannot do this unless we have secure structures on the land. We have two 40ft high cube containers that have been fitted out as a workshop / storeroom and a second as an accommodation unit. The financial assistance we need is to prepare the land – leveling and sewage preparation and to bring a crane to move the two containers onto the land.
We have hundreds of seedlings that we have been nurturing that need to go into the ground soon. We have a time window in the second half of June to do this so if this works it would be wonderful. If we do not do this within this window, the temperatures start getting to high and the chances of success is much less. The seedlings are getting too big to keep them another season in the hothouse.
Part of our vision, as we spoke, is to be able to create a bridge to the Land and be able to provide a hands on opportunity for people wanting to come and spend some time here with us to prepare for their final return home.
We are excited about the possibility of being able to work together and look forward to hearing back from you as to what you would expect from us and how you see the next step.
Blessings and Shabbat Shalom
Boaz

This week I received another note from Boaz.

Dear Joseph,
At midnight our time last night the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt declared victory in the Egyptian elections. This officially ends the stability that was the order of the day during the tenure of Hosni Mubarak. In the run up to the elections it was becoming clear that there was not much credence given to the Egypt/Israeli peace agreement signed so many years ago.
At six o’clock this morning we were woken by three loud explosions the sounds of which were reminiscent of our years on the Gaza border. By six thirty we were all gathered together in our communal shelter. Our settlement has only a community shelter as the bulk of our housing is still temporary. The attack took place about a mile and a half from our settlement.
As news began to filter in we learned that a well planned attack had been launched on the workers erecting the new border fence between us and Egypt. There are a lot of soldiers protecting the workers along the route but heavy fog prevented good vision. The terrorists made good use of this and fired rocket propelled grenades at the workers vehicles killing one civilian and seriously wounding another. The Golani brigade engaged the enemy immediately killing two of the terrorists.
It was not known whether other terrorists from the cell escaped back to Egypt or managed to infiltrate Israel. We were all under ‘lock down’ orders until the search for other terrorists had been completed. We were given the ‘all clear’ at midday.
This is reminiscent of the old “fedayun” attacks of the early years of the State of Israel. The question we are asking ourselves is “Is this the beginning of things to come” or is it just an isolated incident. We wish for the latter but are preparing for the former.
May HASHEM, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob keep us safe in the days ahead. We all have lives to live and farms to tend to, the enemy wishes to disrupt our day to day activities but with His help we will succeed.
Keep us, our settlement with 24 families and 62 young children and the Land of Israel in your prayers at this time.
Many blessings
Boaz and RInah

At the same time I was reading their letter I also got this in the news about the very same thing.

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/violence-breaks-out-on-israels-egypt-and-gaza-borders/
Violence breaks out on Israel’s Egypt and Gaza borders
Posted on June 18, 2012
June 18, 2012 – ISRAEL – Militants who crossed into Israel from Egypt’s Sinai desert fired on Israelis building a barrier on the border on Monday, killing one worker, before soldiers shot and killed two of the attackers, Israel’s military said. Hours later, an Israeli air strike on the northern Gaza Strip killed two militants on a motorcycle. Islamic Jihad said they belonged to their group. The military said the strike was not linked to the incident on the border. The Sinai attack, launched soon after Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood declared victory in the country’s presidential election, raised Israeli concerns about lawlessness in the area since the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. “We can see a disturbing deterioration in Egypt’s control of the Sinai’s security,” Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said, commenting on the attack. “We are waiting for the election results. Whoever wins, we expect him to take responsibility over all of Egypt’s international commitments, including the (1979) peace treaty with Israel and security arrangements in the Sinai, and to put an end to these attacks swiftly,” he told reporters. Three gunmen crossed into Israel from the Sinai desert, the Israeli military said. Spokesman Yoav Mordechai said “a terrorist squad opened fire and possibly also fired an anti-tank rocket at an area where (Israel) is constructing the border fence.” Soldiers who rushed to the scene killed two of the militants but could not find the third, who may have returned to Egypt, the military said. A military source said the worker killed was an Arab citizen of Israel. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the Gaza Strip. Israel is building a fence along the frontier to curb an influx of African migrants and boost security, and hopes to complete it by the end of the year. It will run along most of the 266 km (165 miles) from Eilat, on the Red Sea, to the Gaza Strip. –Reuters

This farm could use right now four workers to help set things up on the farm. If you are willing and able then contact me and I will forward your info on to them. Here are their conditions for you to come below.

2: Our need for workers is specific relating to tasks and to seasons. We need workers that can perform the work required. We live in a desert and the conditions are not always easy. This does not exclude older people but people must be up to the task. We cannot have people evangelizing and they will be asked to leave if this happens. People are free to share her beliefs with us but others on our settlement are very sensitive to this.

3: We offer free comfortable accommodation (air conditioned with hot and cold water). The facility has its own kitchen and visitors supply their own meal requirements. From time to time we will entertain them in our home for a Sabbath meal, Bible Study etc. as the Father provides we hope that we would be able to cover all costs.

4: Rinah and I want to be a part in choosing the people that come to volunteer their services with us. We have unfortunately in the past had some bad experiences.

If there are people, as you mentioned, in the Land, that may be willing to come down and help us from the 15th of the month – we have some preparation work to do to get the accommodation units ready for moving. We could use two couples or 4 guys.

So now brethren I leave the decision with you. If you want your money back then write me a short note with current address, and I will comply, no questions asked. If on the other hand I have not heard from you by the end of July 2012, then I will continue to pursue our goal of purchasing a farm in Israel, only now with the option to assist existing farms, with an emphasis on keeping the Sabbatical year in 2016.

I have also been busy doing other enquiries with the Canadian Government and Farming in Israel as well. Once this is approved or not I will inform you as to what took place.

I share this with you so that you know I am still working on this each week, in addition to the many other things I am trying to do.

The Prophecies of Abraham continues to count down and are still lining up in order. We have just 5 years until the 4th Sabbatical cycle of War begins. We have just 8 years until 2020 when Israel is to be cut off in the middle of this the last Shabua. This teaching from Daniel 9:24-27 says that Israel will be so devastated that it will be as if they never were. It will be utterly, completely destroyed.

So once again, knowing that the USA and UK, Canada and Australia are the heirs of the name of Israel, and Judah the heir of the Monarchy in the State of Israel, once again I ask you what are you going to invest in? I am choosing The Land of Israel where our Father told us to come home too and where He is going to bring the rest of us back to after the cycle of war and after the 5th Sabbatical cycle of Captivity; 2024-2030.

Please write us and continue to support this effort if the Spirit moves you.

We had a number of comments last week about the article on George Washington.

Greetings Joe,
The account of Washington’s vision has doubtful origins and since it ends with America victorious doesn’t it contradict what you have been teaching all along?

First off, the Library of Congress is the national library of the USA filling five buildings, the largest library in the world by shelf space and number of books. So everything’s in there including fiction, non-fiction and make belief.

Historians point out the story of the angelic vision was unknown during Washington’s life. It is first found in the writings of Charles Alexander (1836-1927) who wrote fictional “dream” stories about many famous Americans. Alexander (using the pseudonym Wesley Bradshaw) wrote that in 1859, a 99-year-old man named Anthony Sherman, who claimed to have been an aide to George Washington, confided to the author, “I want to tell you an incident in Washington’s life, one which no one alive knows of except myself.” The records show that although Anthony Sherman served in the Continental Army, he wasn’t with Washington’s forces at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-78. According to his pension application, written by him, he states that he was at Saratoga under the command of Benedict Arnold at the end of 1777 and only joined the main forces in 1778 in New Jersey just before the Battle of Monmouth. Furthermore, Anthony Sherman is not listed among Revolutionary veterans receiving a pension in 1840, meaning he had to have died by that year, well over a decade before he supposedly spoke to Wesley Bradshaw in Philadelphia.

Anyway, just my point of view and I want to thank you for your weekly newsletter and dedication and service.
Shalom,
Nova Scotia

I have asked Stephen to comment on this as it was his article. Stephen and I have talked about this prophecy for a few years now. I will leave the explanation to him.

GENERAL WASHINGTON’S THIRD PERIL VISION
Comments by Stephen Spykerman – June 20, 2012

As there have been a number of comments on last week’s controversial article regarding George Washington’s Valley Forge Vision, Jo Dumond has asked me to give a general reply to some of the comments made. Just to put the situation in its proper perspective, only four comments were received, one of which was extremely complimentary, another was ‘off the wall’ critical, whereas the other two stated the common opinion of society today that the account of George Washington’s vision was a hoax.
One of the latter two pointed out to me that the mere fact that a copy of the account is in the Library of Congress is in and of itself no argument for its authenticity, as the Library has copies of anything published. Thus, the presence of any paper or document held in the library of congress does not indicate the accuracy of its content. I absolutely agree this is a valuable point well made. In fact I am very grateful to those who responded to the article, as they have presented me with a microcosm of the troubles, criticisms, vituperation and outright ridicule I can expect to receive upon the publication of the book itself. They have motivated me to examine some of the accounts of Washington’s vision afresh, which has been most helpful. I realise now that I need to do more in the Washington’s Third Peril Vision chapter of my book, to try to pre-empt the avalanche of criticism that is bound to erupt upon its publication in America.

The truth is that stories like George Washington’s Vision are simply not politically correct in our liberal and secular society today. As an early sign of the times we are in, ever since 1950, the park rangers of Valley Forge have been forbidden to acknowledge George Washington’s words. Personally, I do not have any time for Americans who take every opportunity to shoot down the countries heroes. Some of it coming through so called ‘Christian’ organizations, who are willing to spread lies about the Founding Fathers being ‘evil masons,’ practicing ‘witchcraft’ and other such slanderous nonsense. One thing is for sure, these founders could never have been capable of producing such noble documents, as the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, which are universally admired. It seems today the whole of the media establishment is trying to dig up dirt in order to discount stories that have a spiritual content. I do believe that George Washington was inspired by God to do his part in the founding of this great nation. I also believe that America is part of the greater Hebrew nation, and that her currently still ‘hidden ancestry’ is that she forms a major part of those long Lost Tribes of Israel. I also believe that angels minister among us all the time! I know in the world’s eyes this makes me a religious fruit and nut case, but I really do not care what other people think of me.

When I first came across the account of General George Washington’s Vision on the Internet some years ago, it made a deep impact on me, so much so that I was compelled to read it again. I was especially struck by the Third Peril part, which described the utter defeat and occupation of the U.S. by foreign invasion forces. This somehow struck a chord, as I had read something like this before, and it seemed to square with the scenario painted by the prophets of the Bible. This in turn led me to a major Bible study in which I dissected the Third Peril account of the vision into its major components. I then laid those separated statements on one side and went to look to see if they matched what the prophets had said on the same subject. To my utter astonishment I came up with a perfect match on each element of the vision! It just went ‘SNAP’ – ‘SNAP’ – ‘SNAP’ all along the way. It was amazing! The Bible tells us that a matter is established in the mouth of two or three witnesses, and I found so many confirmations about the truth of each element of the Third Peril Vision that I almost lost count! For me this was all the evidence I needed. Consequently, I don’t think it really matters how the vision got to us, whether it was through George Washington’s personal encounter with an angelic visitor, or the result of a creative journalist writing a compelling story.

When you look for the story on the Internet you will find that there are a staggering 33,600,000 entries on George Washington’s Vision. It absolutely bewildering and it would take almost a life time to go through them all. Most of them, at an estimated ratio of about five to one, say that the story is a hoax perpetrated by Charles W Alexander (1836-1927), a Philadelphia journalist, who published ‘The Soldiers Casket,’ a periodical for Union veterans of the Civil War, whilst writing under the pseudonym “Wesley Bradshaw.” Thus, rather than being a true incident from General Washington’s life, it is considered more likely a fictional tale created for political purpose long after Washington’s death. In many entries you will find a stark contradiction as to the exact date when Washington’s Vision was first published, with a number of them emphatically quoting 1859, whereas other profess to be equally sure about April 1861, the year that saw the outbreak of the Civil War. In either case it needs to be accepted that whoever was the author of the vision, he did prophesy the outcome of the Civil War, which could not have been known on either date. In fact with the Confederate forces winning battle after battle, the progression of the conflict in the early years heavily favoured the south.

Among all those various millions of accounts on the Internet about Washington’s Vision and prophecy all agree on its content. There have only been minor variations in some of the detail as the story was repeated over the years, which in itself is quite remarkable.

The Third Peril part of the vision speaks of a Holocaust and National Conflagration coming to America, in what may well occur not too far in the near future. With the U.S. up to her ears in trillions of mega debt, the Feds printing and spending more and more unsupported borrowed money, the U.S economy is like the Titanic going at maximum speed towards the greatest iceberg in the world. Add to this the utter moral bankruptcy of the nation, with literally every moral anchor that has held the foundation of this nation together these past 230 years, having been purposely severed by the shadowy elites in the judiciary and the Federal Government Agencies, with the compliance of a controlled media. On top of this the nation is cursed with a President, who blesses and supports the nations avowed Islamic arch-enemies and curses America’s closest friends such as Israel. Thus all the signs are that the Third Peril prophecy, no matter the identity of the author, will come true, as the nation awaits Divine Judgment. The 9/11 attack already has clearly demonstrated that Our Creator has removed His hand of protection from America, as fortress America was brutally breached for the first time. It would appear that this third peril to come upon America is an invasion of massive forces coming by land and sea and air. Those hostile armies numbering multiple millions of men, coming in a great alliance of nations from Europe, Asia, and Africa are apparently able to devastate and destroy the whole country by burning the villages, towns, and cities of the nation. This kind of destruction, accompanied by thick black clouds enveloping the whole country, and accompanied by a mysterious dark red light, brings to mind devastating nuclear warfare being waged on American soil.

The prophets of the Bible confirm the veracity of the vision. In fact they even supply us with an actual address list of the nations who will attack, invade and annihilate the North American continent. Wouldn’t you like to know? Read my book when it comes out in the U.S. This is no laughing matter; nevertheless, all the signs are that the nation will not heed the warning words of its greatest President. Fortunately, after what seems like a long interval of abject defeat, captivity and slaughter, both the Third Peril vision and the prophets of the Bible speak of a miraculous intervention and deliverance by supernatural forces. However, the prophets say that: Only a remnant shall be saved!

Brethren I would also like to say that this prophecy does also line up with what we have been saying in The Prophecies of Abraham; That a hoard of people are about to invade and conquer the USA and UK in this next Sabbatical cycle from 2017 to 2023, with the climactic battle taking place in 2020. Only a remnant is left, that is only 10% of what is now the population of the USA and of the UK. It is after their destruction that the Messiah returns and rescues them and only after that rescue do they then emerge victorious. Actually they ride in the victory train of the Messiah who is the one doing the fighting.

But as in all things you are to do your own checking and studying. I am privileged to be able to share with you studies you may not have considered. Again as the sightedmoon.com web site states quite clearly, Prove all Things.

Brethren we are now about to read something that we have been discussing and debating on our Face book page. It started out as a simple question from one of our new brethren to this walk. Many people contributed to the discussion as we all searched for the truth and presented it in the forum.

I asked one of the ladies, who has chosen not have her name mentioned here, to write up these discussions in an article that we could share with you the reader. This is the result and I am impressed.

“I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You have no other mighty ones against My face.” Exodus 20:2-3 from The Scriptures.

This is the first commandment of the Ten Commandments. These words, both spoken first and then written by the finger of God, are the opening Words to what is a visible and audible articles of a covenant delivered from heaven to a mixed multitude called Israel… to us. This commandment tells us who this God is. This God tells us His Name. This God tells us He is for us in the phrase: “your Elohim.” He is so vast, that it takes a grandiose plural noun to even begin to describe Him. As Elohim, He represents all of all, an entire Universe and Kingdom present in One Being.

He identifies Himself by the great and marvelous actions He did for this people. This God, this Elohim freed and delivered an entire people, a nation, from a foreign land. Not just any foreign land, but Egypt! Egypt was THE world power at that time and had all the wealth, power, military, riches, and strength in the known world. This God “heard” the cry of the people. This God “saw” how they were in bondage and suffering. This God’s “heart” was moved for them and this God took action on their behalf. This God is REAL, and living, and engaged in the lives of His people. This God is known by His mighty works.

These works and Words identify this God and He cannot be mistaken. This God brought plagues upon the earth of water to blood, frogs, lice, boils, hail, and darkness. This God brought death to the firstborn of all Egypt of both mankind and beast while redeeming the firstborn of Israel and all who obeyed the Passover commandment. This God parted the waters of a great sea, spoke from a burning bush, led people by fire and cloud and spoke from a mountaintop. What other being has done any work such as this for a people in all of the history of mankind? No other god. This is THE only God who brought mighty plagues upon the most mighty nation in the entire world, went up against the most mighty earthly king of Egypt, Pharaoh, brought him and his nation to utter destruction and this God had His chosen walk out of that place without a single scratch on a single head of hair.

This Elohim desires to have a people for Himself in order to both save and bless all of mankind, and He desires to be known to all the world. He gives mankind the terms of His Covenant to them at Mt Sinai and He says many times over, “guard these Words, hear them and do them.” What does it mean to guard the Words? The Hebrew word is shamar.

shamar {shaw-mar’} a primitive root; TWOT - 2414; v AV - keep 283, observe 46, heed 35, keeper 28, preserve 21, beware 9, mark 8, watchman 8, wait 7, watch 7, regard 5, save 2, misc 9; 468 1) to keep, guard, observe, give heed 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to keep, have charge of 1a2) to keep, guard, keep watch and ward, protect, save life 1a2a) watch, watchman (participle) 1a3) to watch for, wait for 1a4) to watch, observe 1a5) to keep, retain, treasure up (in memory) 1a6) to keep (within bounds), restrain 1a7) to observe, celebrate, keep (sabbath or covenant or commands), perform (vow) 1a8) to keep, preserve, protect 1a9) to keep, reserve 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be on one’s guard, take heed, take care, beware 1b2) to keep oneself, refrain, abstain 1b3) to be kept, be guarded 1c) (Piel) to keep, pay heed 1d) (Hithpael) to keep oneself from

For the next weeks, together we will be looking at how well we have done with “guarding” the covenant commandments of Yehovah. There are dozens upon dozens of people calling themselves watchmen today, “watchmen on the wall” they call themselves. A watchman is also a word that describes keeper of the Words. How well have the watchmen guarded the commandments? How about the phrase “treasure up in memory” for the keeping of the covenant commandments? Have we treated His covenant terms as a treasure, in our memories and in our teaching of our children? We will begin with the first commandment. This is not about a certain place of where to divide the commandments up… that discussion is fruitless and meaningless. The point is about shamar, guard the Words… this is what we are looking at.

We have already taken a look at Yehovah’s introduction of Himself to us… at the Mountain. After He clarifies His identity for all time and all creation, He then speaks and
He instructs, “you have no other mighty ones against My face,” to this people. The phrase “against My face” simply means, in His face… in front of Him… before Him, whether literally or figuratively or spiritually. Not in any fashion, no other “so-called” gods in front of Him, around Him, next to Him, and most importantly between you and Him.

Remember, He was speaking to a people who had been saturated in idolatry, with a god for everything and everything a god, venerated and worshipped. The reason יהוה even mentions these man-created “other gods” is for the people. This is clear evidence, if someone needed more, that He is a God involved in the lives of His Creation. He is living. He knew their environment. He knew their trials and struggles. He knows their very nature.

So He has identified Himself very clearly here to His people (and to all of us and the world of nations) and He gives us an instruction that is not different in any way in the very nature of the instruction He gave to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. An instruction that is given, by necessity puts forth a choice: obey or do not obey. Obedience to this commandment continues the covenant between THIS God and you, and disobedience of this instruction breaks the covenant between THIS God and you. What is at stake here? The relationship! I will by your God, and you will be My people. If the covenant terms are broken… Does He cease to be God? No! Do you cease from being a person? No. Does His Covenant cease from being a covenant? No!
What ceases to be? The relationship! This is what is at stake.

Is this matter important? It is pretty important. What other god has ever done such a thing as this! “See, I have taught you laws and right-rulings, as יהוה my Elohim commanded me, to do thus in the land which you go to possess. And you shall guard and do them, for this is your wisdom and your understanding before the eyes of the peoples who hear all these laws, and they shall say, ‘Only a wise and understanding people is this great nation!’ For what great nation is there which has Elohim so near to it, as יהוה our Elohim is to us, whenever we call on Him? And what great nation is there that has such laws and righteous right-rulings like all the Torah which I set before you this day? Deuteronomy 4:5-8

“For all the mighty ones of the peoples are matters of naught” 1 Chronicles 16:26

Do you know what it means to do violence to these words of His covenant? Do you know what it means to bring these words to naught? Do you know what it means to make these words void, thereby absolving the relationship of Yehovah with you as an individual and with a people as a nation?

Have WE, who are called Israel and believers done violence to these words, brought them to naught, and made them void? If we say we haven’t I am afraid we would be found to be liars. When is the last time one of us or as a community of the Body of believers wept over the violence we have done to our Elohim’s Words? It is very sorrowful. Do any of us even realize what has been done to these Words of the covenant throughout the years and even today?

“Her prophets are reckless, treacherous men. Her priests have profaned the set-apart place, they have done violence to the Torah.” Zephaniah 3:4.
We would do well to put our names in place of the prophets and priests. WE are reckless, WE profane the set-apart place, WE do violence to the Torah.
“Her priests have done violence to My teaching and they profane My set-apart matters. They have not distinguished between the set-apart and profane, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean. And they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, and I am profaned in their midst.” Ezekiel 22:26
“The Torah and the prophets are until John. Since then the reign of Elohim is being announced, and everyone is doing violence upon it.” Luke 16:16

Violence in Hebrew is chamac {khaw-mas’} a primitive root; TWOT- 678; v AV - ..violence 2, violated 1, shake off 1, wrongfully imagine 1, violently taken away 1, wronged 1, made bare 1; 8 1) to wrong, do violence to, treat violently, do wrongly 1a) (Qal) to treat violently, do wrong 1a1) of physical wrong 1a2) of ethical wrong 1a3) of physical and ethical wrong 1b) (Niphal) to be treated violently

Violence in Greek is βιαζω biazo {bee-ad’-zo} from 979; TDNT - 1:609,*; v AV - suffer violence 1, press 1; 2 1) to use force, to apply force 2) to force, inflict violence on

Have we violated the first commandment? What about “wrongfully imagined” it? Have we “made it bare”? In the next weeks we will all see that we have done great violence to the Words that make up our Covenant terms for life in Yehovah. In Psalms 119:126 we read “It is time for יהוה to act! For they have broken Your Torah.”
The “they” in the verse above… we always point to others… to the world as “they”
Guess what? “They” are not responsible for NOT BREAKING the Torah, are they? “They” are not professing to be “in covenant” with THE God is Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! The “they” is “us” and now it will be shown to you that this is true and we will be faced with a choice to repent and make changes in ourselves, our congregations and assemblies, and to those around us who profess love for Yehovah’s commandments and yet bring violence upon His Words.

He will not hold us guiltless, for allowing the “nations” to influence us to such a degree that we water down and change His Words.
“For when you lift up your gift and make your sons pass through the fire, you defile yourselves with all your idols, even to this day. And shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? “As I live,” declares the Master יהוה, “I am not being inquired of by you. And what come up in your spirit shall never be, when you say, ‘Let us be like the nations, like the tribes in other lands, serving wood and stone.’
“As I live,” declares the Master יהוה, “do not I, with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out, reign over you?”

So, here is the command again “as it is written” and take a good look at it.
“I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You have no other mighty ones against My face.” Exodus 20:2-3

I will now show you this commandment as written and taught throughout the “believing” community.

To know there is a G-d

This is the first commandment according to Maimonides, one of the most highly regarding sages of Orthodox Judaism and author of much of the Mishnah Torah. Are these the Words of Yehovah? Just think of all that is missing in this statement and change. There is no identity, there is no declaration of His mighty works and salvation/deliverance message. A Hindu could read this and say “oh, I keep this commandment, this is no different than what I already do. See how much we are all alike.”

I am Adonai your G-d

The first commandment in Judaism is what you see above.

Baptist’s first commandment: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Where is the identity of who is speaking? Who is this god that I am being told, and the children are being told, not to have other gods before?

From the Methodists/Presbyterian we have: Do not worship any god except me.
From Episcopal/Catholic Catechism: I am the Lord thy God: thou shalt not have strange gods before me

If you look up the Ten Commandments teaching throughout Protestantism on line, you will soon notice that there is a movement to leave off the ten commandments of Exodus and Deuteronomy for “The Greatest Commandment” found in the Apostolic writings. The greatest commandment is greatest, but it does not replace the commandments of Exodus and Deuteronomy – it summarizes them! Additionally, to love Yehovah will all our heart, mind, soul, and strength is defined also by Yeshua as keeping His commandments. It should send us straight back to His commandments given at Mt Sinai.

What is this need to change the Words of God? Moses gave us an example when he wrote the commandment again and spoke the commandment again, in Deuteronomy, “יהוה spoke with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire. I am יהוה your Elohim who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You have no other mighty one against My face.” Deut. 5:4,6-7. Moses did not change the words. Who gives us the authority to change them? To teach our children these Words of Yehovah cannot be accomplished if we change them! We are warned over and over and over not to add to or take away from. Yet change them is exactly what we have done.

“Hear, O Israel, the laws and right-rulings which I speak in your hearing today. And you shall learn them, and guard to do them.” Deuteronomy 5:1
To know there is a God speaks nothing of His Works, identity, or character… nothing. I am the Lord your God says nothing about which God He is. Starting the commandment at: have no other gods before me tells us nothing about who or why the commandment even exists.
Remember the words of the rebellious, who desired to form the golden calf? What was it they said? They pointed to the fashioned image and said, “This is your mighty one, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!” Ex 32:4 And then, Aharon directly afterwards proclaimed, “Tomorrow is a festival to יהוה” Ex 32:5

The priest brought in mixed worship, which is an abomination in the eyes of Yehovah. They did not associate the commandments with the One True Elohim, or His Works of redemption and deliverance. His commandment is profaned among the congregation today. Is Yehovah only a god of who’s determination can be described however we feel or think is appropriate? Or is He THE GOD as defined in the first commandment as it is written? The only brought forth Son of the Living Elohim knew to respond to the enemy with “as it is written.” It is wise and appropriate for the people of Elohim to do the same.

I remind you about the serpent in the garden of Eden: “And the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which YHWH Elohim had made, and he said to the woman, “Is it true that Elohim has said, ‘Do not eat of every tree of the garden’?” Genesis 3:1 Some of you reading this right now could be saying that this issue is being blown way out of proportion. If that is the case, I implore you to think about the repercussions and consequences of a Bride who “misquotes and misrepresents” her Bridegroom. She may be a fraud and not love her Bridegroom for she does not even give enough honour to Him so as to cherish His Words of marriage to her. She thinks herself above him and assumes she has the authority to change what He said.

The thing that makes Yehovah who He is according to His Commandment, is the very fact that He states that He brought them up out of the land of Egypt. This makes Him an Elohim that is set-apart from the pagan gods of other cultures. That He brought them out of Egypt is the key to this command.
In other words, just to say as so many teach, Thou shalt have no other gods before me means nothing. On that plane, you have Yehovah alongside any other god, and nothing would stand out other than just a choice of whom to worship. But because He specifically includes His work in freeing them HIMSELF from Egypt, makes Him the only Elohim worthy to be worshipped, loved, and praised.

One last point on this subject as a whole concerning the Word of Elohim, and it is a very graphic and physical one. There was a moment, in history, when the Word of Yehovah was pierced through in a real and physical way, but it is no less than what we are doing today to His Word even now. In the year 31 of the Common Era, the Word was pierced through His wrists and feet by nail pegs to a stake. The Word was pierced through His side by a Roman spear. The Word was stoned with stones as if He was the blasphemy – when the blasphemy accusation belonged to us. When are we going to repent of our ways and truly change? The Word of Yehovah demands we handle it with care and respect and not break it up, summarize it, shorten it, change it, destroy it and do violence to it. It is perfect “as it is written.” Amein.

My own comments; I am working on the Daniel 9 24:27 teaching. This is a huge undertaking and has volumes of information to digest and sort through. Satan has done this in order to conceal his real goal.

This Shabbat June 23, 2012, I will be presenting the Covenant that Satan has made with many in this the last Shabua. The one that many say is for one week (which is clearly not for one week at all). We hope to record it and have it online for you shortly. Even the recording we did this past winter of this subject has been held up, and all the other recordings on this subject have failed. So we do hope to have this out to you soon.

Also this same weekend in Rio de Janeiro is the event titled Club of Rome and Rio + 20 – United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 20-22 June 2012. It is being held 20 years after the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), where countries adopted Agenda 21 – a blueprint to rethink economic growth, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection.

At Rio, world leaders, and thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, are coming together to draw up a new strategy to reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection to create the future we want. The Conference will focus on two themes: (a) a green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty eradication; and (b) the institutional framework for sustainable development.

Once you sort through all the rah rah save the planet hype you will eventually uncover the more sinister and diabolical things that are going on. And it all has to do with this first commandment.

“I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You have no other mighty ones against My face.”

Through environmentalism and saving the planet, groups are introducing unsuspecting people the world over into the worship of Mother Earth. Gaia, also known as Cybele, The Mother of all Creation, and The Queen of Heaven, also known as the worship of Mary.

They are in effect throwing another god in Yehovah’s face, and setting up the Mother Nature religion where we worship the earth and nature and not the creator. Far too many do not see the curses of Lev 26 taking place in an orderly fashion repeatedly throughout history. When this is done then you will see how Yehovah has punished those who do not keep the commandments. But now people claim these disasters that Yehovah has sent as punishment are just acts of nature; or caused by Mother Nature or Gaia. They in effect take the Glory that belongs to Yehovah and bestow it upon what He has created.

I hope to have this available soon to you all in a video presentation. It is a huge subject and has taken myself and a group of ladies months to put it all together.

We continue this weekend with our regular Triennial Torah reading which can be found at http://www.sightedmoon.com/files/TriennialCycleBeginningAviv.pdf

23/06/2012 Num 7 Job 15-18 Hebrews 7-8

The Dedication of the Tabernacle (Numbers 7)
In Exodus 40 we read of the dedication of the tabernacle on the first day of the first month and the glory of the Lord filling the tabernacle. The first day of the first month, spoken of here as the day Moses had fully set up the tabernacle, is a significant day, as there are other historical occurrences of this date mentioned in Scripture: when Hezekiah cleaned up the temple and restored it (2 Chronicles 29:17); the day Ezra left Babylon (Ezra 7:9); and the day Ezra had the returned captives put away their foreign wives (10:17). And after Jesus Christ returns, we will witness the cleansing of the sanctuary once again on this first day of the first month (Ezekiel 45:18).

In Numbers 7 we also read some of the details of the tremendous offerings of the leaders of Israel that were brought on that day to the temple to dedicate the altar in the day when it was anointed (verse 84). In chapter 1 we saw that the census was conducted by these leaders, each head of the house of his father’s tribe. Now we see their offerings, literally by the wagonloads, of precious gifts brought to the tabernacle. Note, however, that the sons of Kohath had no wagons, as the holy things of the sanctuary, such as the Ark of the Covenant, were to be carried by poles on their shoulders (verse 9). The order of the names of the leaders, with their offerings, varies from chapter 1, yet they are the same men. The leaders of Israel brought their offerings “before the Lord”—yet actually presenting them to Moses, who gave them to the Levites (verses 3, 5).

“The Wicked Man Writhes With Pain All His Days” (Job 15)
Eliphaz now speaks a second time. It seems that Job’s statements are taking their toll on him. They are uncomfortable and, rather than really consider them, Eliphaz decides to lash out at Job in a torrent of accusation.

Job’s words, Eliphaz says, are like a destructive east wind that brings harm. Notice verse 4 in the NIV: “But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God.” The Bible Reader’ Companion notes on this verse: “Some today are also shocked that anyone would ask questions about matters of faith. To express doubt or uncertainties, or to struggle with difficult questions, is viewed as an attack on belief in God. But God is great enough to survive our questions and doubts. Anyone who is honest in his or her struggle to understand God is far more likely to come to faith than lose it. The person who truly undermines piety is the one who insists others be satisfied with superficial or pat answers, is unwilling to face difficulties, and is afraid to ask questions. Remember again, it is Job who is the man of faith and the three friends that God condemns at the end of this book” (Lawrence Richards, 1991).

Eliphaz goes on to state that all Job is saying is condemning himself (verse 6). He refers to his earlier statements to Job as “the consolations of God…spoken gently” (verse 11)—yet which Job has arrogantly rejected. Eliphaz then repeats the thought from his night vision that lowly, vile man cannot stand before God (verses 14-16; compare 4:17-19). So how dare Job call on God to question Him?

In Eliphaz’s mind, the time for soft words is over. He proceeds to really blast Job. He says outright that it is the wicked who writhe continually in pain (verse 20), who live in dread and whose prosperity is destroyed (verse 21), who are hopeless (verse 22) and who defy God (verses 25-26). In short, he is calling Job wicked.

As Eliphaz sees it, the wicked might prosper for a moment—illustrated by the fatness of verse 27—but they will soon get their deserved comeuppance (verses 28-35). Once again, there is truth in this in the context of eternity—and often even in this life over the long haul. Yet Eliphaz does not see the frequent reality of the wicked prospering for years—or the righteous suffering for a long time.

Regarding the final remarks of this speech, The Expositor’s Bible Commentary points out that “Eliphaz made sure that all the things that had happened to Job were included—fire consumes (vv. 30, 34; cf. 1:16), marauders attack (v. 21; cf. 1:17), possessions are taken away (v. 29; cf. 1:17), and houses crumble (v. 28; cf. 1:19). Although the modern reader often misses the point that these barbs are all directed at Job, we can be sure that Job himself felt their sting” (note on verses 21-35).

“Oh, That One Might Plead for a Man With God” (Job 16-17)
Job reproaches his friends for their treatment of him, calling them “miserable comforters” (16:2) or, literally, “comforters of trouble”—people who make matters worse rather than better. If the shoe were on the other foot, he would not act like they are now acting but would try to be a source of encouragement and comfort to them (verses 4-5), in keeping with godly character.

“The phrase shake my head at you indicates a mocking posture (as in Ps. 22:7). However, the word comfort, meaning ‘to nod the head sympathetically,’ is used in [Job] 2:11 of the friends who came to console him. [Yet they obviously failed in their mission.] In effect, Job is saying: ‘Please nod your head with understanding instead of mocking and ridiculing me’” (The Nelson Study Bible, note on 16:4-5).

But they would not. Job sinks back into mourning his condition. Shockingly, he seems to refer to God as his tearing, hating, gnashing adversary or enemy (verse 9), though it is possibly that he is personifying his illness—continuing from the previous verse where he said, “My leanness rises up against me.” The Hebrew word for “adversary” here can mean “a narrow or tight place,” figuratively meaning trouble or affliction (Strong’s Lexicon, No. 6862). Of course, it is clear, as we have seen, that Job thinks God counts him as if an enemy (13:24; see also 19:11). Interestingly, however, in chapter 18 Bildad seems to think that Job is referring to him and the other two counselors as tearing beasts (and thus Job’s enemy referred to here) and retorts that Job is the one tearing himself (see 18:3-4). It is true that Job saw himself as a fallen man who was being kicked while he was down—seemingly something only enemies would do. It is also conceivable that Job realized that Satan, as the enemy of humanity and God, was particularly his own enemy.

In any case, whoever or whatever Job is labeling as his devastating enemy, there is no question in his mind that his illness and even the torment from his friends is ultimately from God—either directly or because God has allowed it. And this was in fact so. Job is correct in verse 11 when he states: “God has delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over to the hands of the wicked.” For as we know, God had told the very king of the wicked, Satan the devil, “Behold, he is in your hand” (2:6).

Yet by the wicked here, Job probably had particular people in mind—passersby perhaps—who were taunting and even striking him and spitting on him, though he may be using these terms metaphorically for mistreatment (16:10; 17:6; see also 30:1, 9-12). Indeed, if metaphorical, it is possible that Job is referring to his friends, classifying them among the wicked.

Job 16:9-11 seems to also be a foreshadowing of the suffering of Jesus Christ. The words “They gape at me with their mouth” are later used by David in Psalm 22:13—this psalm picturing the future suffering of the Messiah. In His time of greatest torment, Jesus finally came to the point where He, like David, cried out, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Psalm 22:1; Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34). Christ obviously felt some of what Job was feeling.

“[Job 16] verses 18, 22, and 17:1 indicate that Job thought he would die before he could be vindicated before his peers; so he was concerned that the injustice done to him should never be forgotten. That is what he meant when he called on the earth never to cover his blood or bury his cry (v. 18). In Genesis 4:10-11 Abel’s innocent blood was crying out to God as a witness against Cain. So Job was consoled to think his cry would continue after his death. And there is one in heaven who would listen to it (vv. 19-21)” (The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, note on 16:18-17:2).

In 16:21, Job longs for someone to intercede for him with God. On one level, this was probably a desire for Job’s friends to cease from their accusations and start praying for him. Yet it may also anticipate the role of Jesus Christ, our Intercessor and Advocate (see Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1).

In praying to God in Job 17:3, “Job uses the language of ancient business contracts and asks some ‘pledge’ (down payment) from God as security against the vindication that will surely come. Only God can demonstrate Job’s innocence and despite his despair and ambivalence he believes that God will” (The Bible Reader’s Companion, note on verses 3-9).

The translation of verses 8-9 is disputed. Some see the meaning as truly righteous people being unhappy with the hypocritical friends—or that they would be if they were made aware of the situation. Yet others see Job as being sarcastic here—speaking of “the innocent” (his friends) stirred up against “the hypocrite” (himself). In context, the latter seems more likely. The Good News Bible paraphrases the passage this way: “Those who claim to be honest are shocked, and they all condemn me as godless. Those who claim to be respectable are more and more convinced that they are right.” This flows right into verse 10: “As for all of you, come back and try again! But I will not find a wise man among you” (New Living Translation).

In the Hebrew wording of verses 11-16, it is not clear if Job is entertaining the possibility of hope and realizing the foolishness of wishing for death or if he is belittling the idea of hope and is in fact wishing for the relief death would bring.

What Did You Call Me? (Job 18)
Bildad takes offense at what he believes Job has implied about him and the other two counselors: So you think we’re beasts. So you think we’re stupid (compare verse 3). He then lashes out in a rather vicious diatribe. Bildad paints Job as the wicked punished with disease and loss of family—and whose memory and posterity is to be wiped from the earth.

Why was Bildad really here? Was it to comfort Job? Or was it to feel good about himself—to be able to congratulate himself for doing some good deed? If the former, he should have expected a suffering, grief-stricken person to say some highly emotional things. And he should have been ready to roll with the punches, as it were. Yet Job had offended him—this noble man who was here to help. How dare someone put him down?

Furthermore, Job’s words were probably causing Bildad to question some deeply ingrained beliefs. Indeed, Job was demanding that these beliefs be questioned—and overturned. Bildad was incensed at the audacity. And rather than face the disturbing questions, he did as Eliphaz had done and reacted emotionally—basically more forcefully trying to ram the same old argument that the wicked receive total retribution in this life down Job’s throat.

In all likelihood, Bildad still justified his approach with the notion that he was helping Job in leading him to a proper understanding. Previous arguments hadn’t worked—so now it was time to put some fear into Job. Of course, this was ridiculous considering how much Job had already lost and the fact that he had no doubt completely mulled all of this over already for the past several months. Moreover, it was cruel and insensitive considering what Job had gone through and was still experiencing. Did Bildad truly think this was going to fix the problem?

For all of us, Job’s three friends are a tremendous example of what not to do and how not to react when trying to comfort a suffering, grieving person.

Hebrews Chapter 7
1 For this Malkitsedeq, sovereign of Shalem, priest of the Most High Elohim, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the sovereigns and blessed him, 2 to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, [his name] being translated, indeed, first, ‘sovereign of righteousness,’ and then also sovereign of Shalem, that is, ‘sovereign of peace,’ 3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but having been made like the Son of Elohim, remains a priest for all time.

We must understand something here before going any further. Melkitsedeq is not a person. Melkitsedeq is not a lineage of people which can be traced, in earthly terms, through DNA or paternity. Melkitsedeq is an order. “This Melkitsedeq” means “this King Priest” – This King of Salem was “a” Melkitsedeq – a member of an [arrangement, succession] instituted by God.
Below find posted the Greek and Hebrew words for the word “order” from the verse.
Order – the greek word G5010 — Strong τάξις taxis tax’-is From G5021; regular arrangement, that is, (in time) fixed succession (of rank or character), official dignity: – order. G5021 — Strong Τάσσω Tassō tas’-so A prolonged form of a primary verb (which latter appears only in certain tenses); to arrangein an orderly manner, that is, assign or dispose (to a certain position or lot): – addict, appoint, determine, ordain, set.

Now the Hebrew…… (taken from Psalms) H1700 — Bdb דּברה dibrâh BDB Definition: 1) cause, manner, reason Part of Speech: noun masculine

Chapter 7 in the book of Hebrews, proclaim and remember, the chapter is NOT about covenants, it IS about who our Messiah is, what He has done, and the position He holds. It IS about the transferring or laying aside of an institution that was implemented (among other reasons) because of uncleanness and crookedness of a people who had just come out of 430 years of slavery and their destiny was to be a nation of priests. Let us not forget also, that Shaul is speaking to scattered Israel and Judah. How do we think he would be able to explain to them what has taken place on the issue of the Levitical sacrificial system? They needed to understand what has happened now that Messiah has come and arisen from the dead and is Melkitsedeq – our High Priest and King.

From Genesis (Bereshith) 14 And after his (Abram’s) return from the defeat of Kedorla’omer and the sovereigns who were with him, the sovereign of Sedom (the region of Sodom and Gomorrah) came out to meet him at the Valley of Shaweh, that is, the Sovereign’s Valley. And Malkitsedeq sovereign of Shalem brought out bread and wine. Now he was the priest of the Most High El. And he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram of the Most High El, Possessor of the heavens and earth. And blessed be the Most High El who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tenth of all.

4 Now see how great this one was, to whom even the ancestor Abraham gave a tenth of the choicest booty. Very first mention of this “Order” of Priest is here in Genesis 14. Many teachers teach that this Melkitsedeq in Genesis 14 is Shem, the son of Noah. This is supported by the Book of Jasher which states:

Jasher 16: 11-12 And Adonizedek king of Jerusalem, the same was Shem, went out with his men to meet Abram and his people, with bread and wine, and they remained together in the valley of Melech. 12 And Adonizedek blessed Abram, and Abram gave him a tenth from all that he had brought from the spoil of his enemies, for Adonizedek was a priest before God.

This is more than possible and is probable that this Melkitsedeq that met Abraham that day was Shem, son of Noah. He was definitely alive at that time according to the scriptures. Shem was still alive when Isaac was born and when Jacob was born. 5 And truly, those who are of the sons of Lewi, who receive the priesthood, have a command to receive tithes from the people according to the Torah, that is, from their brothers, though they have come from the loins of Abraham, So there is a Heavenly order – the Melkitsedeq – by Oath. There is an earthly institution- the Levitical – by calling.

From Numbers 18, some of the office of the Levitical Priesthood. “And God said to Aharon, “You and your sons and your father’s house with you are to bear the crookedness against the set-apart place, and you and your sons with you are to bear the crookedness against your priesthood. But bring with you your brothers of the tribe of Lewi too, the tribe of you father to join you and serve you while you and your sons are with you before the Tent of the Witness. And they shall guard your charge, and the duty of all the Tent, but they do not come near the furnishings of the set-apart place and the altar, lest they die, both they and you. And they shall be joined [[twined, as a cord]] with you and guard the duty to the Tent of Meeting, for all the service of the Tent, but a stranger does not come near you. And you shall guard the duty of the set-apart place and the duty of the altar, so that there be not more wrath on the children of Yisra’el.

And see, I Myself have taken your brothers the Lewites from the midst of the children of Yisra’el – a gift to you, given by God, to do the service of the Tent of Meeting. But you and your sons with you are to guard your priesthood for all matters at the altar and behind the veil, and you shall serve. I have given you the priesthood as a gift for service, but the stranger who comes near is put to death.

And Yehovah spoke to Aharon, “And see, I Myself have also given you the charge [[watch]] of My contributions [[lifted up or heave offerings]], all the set-apart gifts of the children of Yisra’el. I have given them to you for the anointing, and to your sons, as a law forever. This is yours of the most set-apart [gifs], from the fire: all their offerings, all their grain offerings and all their sin offerings and all their guilt offerings which they render to Me, are most set-apart for you and your sons.

Eat it in the most set-apart place – every male eats it. It is set-apart to you. This also is yours: the contribution of their gift, with all the wave offereings of the children of Yisra’el. I have given them to you, and your sons and daughter with you, as a law forever. Everyone who is clean in your house eats it.

All the best of the oil, and all the best of the new wine and the grain – their first fruits which they give to Yehovah – I have given them to you. The first-fruits of all that is in their land, which they bring to Yehovah, are yours. Everyone who is clean in your house eats it. All that is dedicated in Yisra’el is yours. (End of Scripture)

6 however, the one whose genealogy is not derived from them received tithes from Abraham, and blessed the one who held the promises. Shaul is now speaking again of the Melkitsedeq Priesthodd (the Priest King) and how this Melkitsedeq was not of the Levite lineage, or tribe of Levi. Yet, he received tithes from Abraham and blessed Abraham. Now Abraham held the promises given by Elohim and so it is understood (although I am not sure we understand this in the West) that the better blesses the lesser and the lesser gives tithes to the better. So here we see that the Melkitsedeq Order is greater than Levitical Priesthood in position before Yehovah.

7 And it is beyond all dispute that the lesser is blessed by the better. 8 And here it is men who die that receive tithes, but there it is someone of whom it is witnessed that he lives.

Here (in part of His Torah addressing the Levite Priests) The Levitical Priesthood were men, who did die as all mankind does – and yet they received tithes just like the Melkitsedeq Order who does not die but is an Eternal Priesthood. 9 And one might say that through Abraham even Lewi, who received tithes, gave tithes, [[to the Priest King Melkitsedeq]] 10 for he was still in the loins of his father [[Abraham]] when Malkitsedeq met him.

This is a very well understood concept in Hebraic thought. The idea of all lineage being in the seed (the loins) of the forefathers. Surely we do believe this because of the Promises and Blessings given to the seed of Abraham and also the promise given to Adam and Eve concerning the seed of the woman. So it is understood that the Levite Priesthood gave tithes to the Melkitsedeq Order also because they existed in the “seed” of Abraham when Abraham gave the Priest King tithes.

11 Truly, then, if perfection were through the Lewitical priesthood – for under it the people were given the Torah – why was there still need for another priest to arise according to the order of Malkitsedeq, and not be called according to the order of Aharon? The Apostle Paul is really writing as a Pharisee here. The Hebrew sages wrote and discussed things amongst each other. Asking questions of why Father caused certain things to happen a certain way for His Purpose – and to search and prove that thing out – which brings us ever closer to the Mind of Elohim.

See, the Torah is perfect – converting the soul unto sanctification – that is a fact, Psalm (Tehillim) 19:7 “The Torah of Yehovah is perfect, bringing back the being” and James (Ya’aqob) 1:25 “But he that looked into the perfect Torah, that of freedom, and continues in it, not becoming a hearer that forgets, but a doer of work, this one shall be blessed in his doing [of the Torah].” It shows us what is unholy or unrighteous (some use the word sin) AND, AND, AND what is Holy and Just and Right and Clean. But what Paul is saying- that the Torah (perfect instructions) was given (again) to a Nation at Mt Sinai directly from the mouth of God. At that time, however, some of the instructions were given to a specific Tribe of Israel, as a gift, so Father’s people could draw near unto Him. Father “called” the Aharonic (Levitical, earthly pattern) priests to duty for mediation, but Father “swore by Oath” the order of Melkitsedeq (spiritual true) as we saw already in Psalms.

12 For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also. Some will read a verse like this and say “ah-ha! See, Paul says the law is changed.” But because there is no contradiction in Scripture, something is wrong here with UNDERSTANDING. Because neither is the law changed, and neither did Shaul write or speak against the perfection of the law, therefore the proper conclusion is: “I don’t understand this – I really need to search this out.”

Let us not erroneously assume that just because Paul says “law” here, that it means “the ENTIRE law” or instructions of Torah. There are many instructions in Torah, and they do not all apply to all people at all times. So here, Paul is speaking of the instructions specifically given to the Aharonic or Levitical Priesthood. Also, in the next verses we are going to come across an interesting description that Paul uses – “the Torah of fleshly command” and so we will investigate that too. The following information was taken from an on-line source: http://www.beittefillah.org/files/Hebrews_for_Sukkot1.pdf. There are over 50 slides that do an excellent job at teaching this transfer of covenant mediation: both in “who” and “how”

Change Priesthood=Change Torah? We are looking at the word changed – both the Hebrew and the Aramaic words for “change” Hebrew: SHANASHTANAH from the verbal root SHANAH(Strong‟s 8138) ”to repeat, to do a second time”. Aramaic: SHUKLAFA, the Semitic root KHALAF “Change, transform, renew or revive.” The word SHUKLAFA appears only five times in the entire PeshittaNT. Of these all but one (Ya’akov1:17) are in Hebrews. Of those four usages, three of them are right here in our section (7:11-12, 18-19) the other is in 12:27 where it implies a renewal or repair and seems to refer back in summary to the three usages in Chapter 7 which we are dealing with. The Hebrew form of this same root is Strong‟s word # 2498. H2498 — Strong חָלַף châlaph khaw-laf’

A primitive root; properly to slide by, that is, (by implication) to hasten away, pass on,spring up, pierce or change: – abolish, alter change, cut off, go on forward, grow up, be over, pass (away, on, through), renew, sprout, strike through.

This Hebrew cognate of the word appears in Is. 40:31 & 41:1 “…let the people renew their strength…”.The verb is used to mean “renew” or “revive” in the Hebrew Tanak in Is. 40:31; 41:1; Job 14:7, 13 & Job 29:20. The Peshitta Tanak agrees and uses the KHALAF verb in Is. 40:31; 41:1; Job 14:7 & 29:20 to mean “renew”. The Greek translator misunderstood the word here to mean “change” however there can be no change of the Torah.(Deut. 4:2; 12:32 & Mt. 5:17).

There Can Be No Change Of The Torah
Deuteronomy 4:2″Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it, so as to guard the commands of Yehovah your Elohim which I am commanding you. Deuteronomy 12:32 “All the words I am commanding you, guard to do it – do not add to it nor take away from it.” Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah, or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete.”

Change Priesthood=Change Torah? Hebrews 7: 12(NKJV) For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law. Changed – Strong’s #3346 G3346 — Strong Μετατίθημι Metatithēmi met-at-ith’-ay-mee From G3326 and G5087; to transfer, that is, (literally) transport, (by implication) exchange, (reflexively) change sides, or (figuratively) pervert: – carry over, change, remove, translate, turn.

The Torah was not done away with, but adjusted, or slightly altered, to accommodate a better, more complete priesthood and sacrifice. Strong‟s Greek # 3346 metatithaymee means “moved from one place to another, not eliminated.” So the priesthood was shifted, not eliminated. Shifted from Aaron to Melech-Tzadik and from Leviticus to Genesis, still within the Torah itself. (written commentary by a Messianic commentator). This messianic commentator had a Hebrew book of Hebrews.

Hebrew Hebrews
In 1537 Sebastian Munster, professor of Hebrew at the University of Basel, published the Hebrew text of Matthew and in 1557 a second edition of Munster’s Hebrew Matthew was published which also included the Hebrew text of Hebrews. The text was given to him by Jewish believers in Messiah Yeshua. [End of online source reference]

13 For He of whom this is said belongs to another tribe, from which no one had attended at the altar. Wow! A puzzle developing right? Father has made Messiah the High Priest and mediator now between us and God. How can this be? – He was from the tribe of Judah – that throws a kinker in the understanding for some of us, and then for others, gives an error of reasoning that ALL of Torah has been done away with because of this. Funny we should think this and here is why…. In the following scriptures - who was the priest?

When Abel sacrificed his lamb unto Yehovah? When the Torah that was given through Mosheh to the heads of the households to slaughter the passover lamb that night in Egypt. How about the Torah to gather manna for six days. The Torah to observe the Sabbath day. The Torah to count the Omer, The Torah to obey His Voice, The Torah to guard His Covenant, The Torah to be set-apart, The Torah to wash our garments, The Torah to not make beside Him any mighty ones of silver or gold, The Torah to make an altar of earth for Him to slaughter on it the burnt offerings and peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle, The Torah concerning a Hebrew servant, the Torah of the Sabbatical year release, etc. In fact in the Torah of Mosheh, all the instructions given from Exodus 20 – 29 are all prior to the calling of the Levitical Priesthood. One time, in all the giving of the many Torah directly from Elohim to Mosheh on the mountain, Mosheh came back down the mountain and told the children of Israel all that Yehovah had said. They said all the Words God has spoken, we shall do.

Then Mosheh wrote down all the Words of Yehovah, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve standing columns for the twelve tribes of Yisra’el. And he sent young men of the children of Yisra’el, and they offered burnt offerings and slaughtered peace slaughterings of bulls to Yehovah. Exodus 24:4-5

Who can we say were the priests in this situation? Simply the young men of the 12 tribes. It goes on and on and on. What about Job who sacrificed, and Noah? All of these Tarot (plural of Torah, Teaching and instructions of a Holy Creator) WERE GIVEN TO US PRIOR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AHARONIC OR LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD. So… even if we could say “part” of the Torah has been abolished, which we cannot – it would not give us a reason not to obey the commands of God.

It was also very helpful for me to learn about the usage of the word “priest” in the Hebrew Scriptures. Here are all of the meanings for priest: H3548 — Bdb כּהן kôhên BDB Definition:
1) priest, principal officer or chief ruler
1a) priest-king (Melchizedek, Messiah)
1b) pagan priests 1c) priests of Jehovah 1d) Levitical priests
1e) Zadokite priests 1f) Aaronic priests 1g) the high priest

14 For it is perfectly clear that our Master arose from Yahudah, a tribe about which Mosheh never spoke of concerning priesthood, The tribe of Judah was to be the Kingly line and the lawgiver. Ref: David and Genesis with the blessings of Jacob (Israel) onto his sons. 15 and this is clearer still, if another priest arises in the likeness of Malkitsedeq, 16 who had become [a priest], not according to the Torah of fleshly command, but according to the power of an endless life,

The Torah of fleshly command – there is a torah (instruction) that was given by God of a priesthood based upon lineage – a physical determination of a Levite’s duty in life to serve Yehovah and mediate between the people and Elohim. This could very well be what Shaul means by fleshly command. It was according to the flesh that determined the priestly office.

17 for He does witness, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Malkitsedeq.” 18 For there is indeed a setting aside of the former command because of its weakness and unprofitableness, Here is another place difficult to understand because we are ignorant of the Word of Elohim. Let us now explore the purpose of the Levitical Priesthood and what it did and did not do.

What The Priesthood Did Do
Exodus 28:1 This is I believe the first time we hear of the intended duty of Aharon and his sons from the mind and plan of Elohim. Let us remember that at this time, Mosheh was up on the mountain and he had just received all the instructions and vision of the Tabernacle and Furnishings.

“And you, bring near Aharon your brother and his sons with him, from among the children of Yisra’el, for serving as priest to Me: Aharon, Nadab and Abihu, El’azar and Ithamar, the sons of Aharon.” Exodus 28:1

“from among the Children of Israel” from among as used here is the Hebrew word “tavek” which is from the root verb meaning “to sever.” If we read each Hebrew letter individually we get “mark, nail or secure, possession” Father is telling Mosheh to sever the Tribe of Levi from the tribes, mark them for Me, they will be secured to Me as My possession.

Also note that God says “for serving as priest to Me.” The KJV uses the word “minister.” When we serve as something, we are acting in place of. The Levites were serving as priests unto Elohim.

The Levites needed special garments, they required cleansing, they had to make atonement for themselves prior to making atonement for the assembly, etc. They were given authority to cleanse the congregation, to bless them, to determine clean from unclean for disease and illness. They were charged with the duties of the upkeep of the tabernacle and furnishings such as the showbread, menorah, burning incense at the altar – and conducting the Festivals of Yehovah. They had authority to set value upon people, accept vows to Yehovah, and redeem vows and people for service in Tabernacle. They were taken by Yehovah as a substitute for the firstborn of the children of Israel (Numbers 3:12). They made judgments within marriage covenants for infidelity. They assembled, disassembled, transported the Tabernacle.

What The Priesthood Did Not Do
The blood sacrificial system under the Aharonic or Levitical priesthood only provided covering for unintentional sin/tresspass.

Leviticus (Wayyiqra) Chapter 4
And Yehovah spoke to Mosheh, saying, “Speak to the children of Yisra’el, saying, ‘When a being sins by mistake against any of the commands of Yehovah, which are not to be done, and shall do any of them: ‘If the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, then he shall bring to Yehovah for his sin which he has sinned a young bull, a perfect one, as a sin offering, … verse 35 “…… So the priest shall make atonement for his sin that he has sinned [by mistake], and it shall be forgiven him.”

All of the animal sacrifices for sin, guilt, atonement, etc were only for sinning by mistake or unintentional sin. Never, never was it for intentional sin – or rebellion. The wages of sin is death. Numbers 15:28 ’And the priest shall make atonement for the being who strays by mistake, when he sins by mistake before Yehovah, to make atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.

Numbers 15:30 ‘But the being who does {whatever} defiantly, whether he is native or a stranger, he reviles Yehovah, and that being shall be cut off from among his people.’ 19 for the Torah perfected naught, but the bringing in of a better expectation, through which we draw near to Elohim.

An instruction, per se, of Torah – in and of itself perfects nothing. Just because we are instructed to perform or do something does nothing. We have to actually do it, to be perfected by it. So where the mediation of the Levitical Priesthood between us and God was incomplete, the completeness comes through Messiah Melkitsedeq, our High Priest eternally. The Torah gives us the hope of Messiah that is coming to mediate for us. Now, we can have forgiveness and atonement for all trespasses, both intentional and unintentional, which most assuredly is comforting when we wish to draw near to our Holy Elohim!

20 And it was not without an oath! 21 For they indeed became priests without an oath, but He [became Priest] with an oath by Him who said to Him, “Yehovah has sworn and shall not regret, ‘You are a priest forever according to the order of Malkitsedeq.’” 22 By as much as this Messiah has become a guarantor of a better covenant.

An oath taken and sworn by the Creator of the Universe is more powerful than one without. The gift of the priesthood to the Levites was a gift and representation of future events. 23 And indeed, those that became priests were many, because they were prevented by death from continuing, 24 but He, because He remains forever, has an unchangeable priesthood.

There came a time, when even the children of Israel were warned and told by the prophets that the sacrificial system could not and would not, nor was it meant to – save them. Isaiah 1:11 “Of what use to Me are your many slaughterings?” declares Yehovah. “I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts. I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs or goats. Samuel 15:22 Then Shemu’el said, “Does Yehovah delight in burnt offerings and slaughterings, as in obeying the voice of Yehovah? Look, to obey is better than an offering, to heed is better than the fat of rams.

and again in Jeremiah (Jeremiah) 7:21-23 Thus said Yehovah of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’el, “Add your burnt offerings to your slaughterings and eat meat. For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land Egypt, about matters of burnt offerings or slaughterings. But this word I did command them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I shall be your Elohim, and you be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, so that it be well with you.’

25 Therefore He is also able to save completely those who draw near to Elohim through Him, ever living to make intercession for them. 26 For it was fitting that we should have such a High Priest – kind, innocent, undefiled, having been separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens, 27 who does not need, as those high priests, to offer up slaughter [offerings] day by day, first for His own sins and then for those of the people, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.

28 For the Torah appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath which came after the Torah, [appoints] the Son having been perfected forever. Ezekiel chapter 43-48 tells us that the Levites will be in the Temple of the New Jerusalem to come. They will again be ministering there. So in fact, even this portion of Torah instruction has not been abolished, only set aside for a time. And finally, there is the wonderful prophesy of Jeremiah 31:31 which prophesies of the mediation brought to us by our Messiah and Melkitsedeq:

See, the days are coming,” declares Yehovah, “when I shall make a renewed covenant with the house of Yisra’el and with the house of Yahudah, not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares Yehovah. For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’el after those days, declares Yehovah
: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.”

Chapter 8
1 Now the summary of what we are saying is: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Greatness in the heavens, I cannot help but just sit back and ponder this statement by Sha’ul for awhile. Many believers cannot even comprehend what this statement means because we do not have any familiarity with priests. Many (most) of us grow up attending a church, or not, and have never seen a person act as a priest or conduct themselves as a priest before and/or for the people/congregation/assembly. It stands to reason, then, that if we cannot understand/comprehend what it means to have a High Priest – we are truly missing out on some of the character and fullness of who our beloved Messiah is AND all He does/did for us AND even adds to prove that He IS THE Prophesied Messiah and the only One who can be. Let us take a “time out” to cover some of this for us before we just continue to skim over these important words.

How did/does Messiah fit the description of our High Priest?
Messiah High Priest
Brings Bread & Wine
Matthew 26:26 Genesis 14:18
Wears Set-apart Garments
Revelation 10:1 Exodus 29:30, 39:41, 30:4
Burns Incense Daily Revelation 8:3-4 Exodus 30:7
Keeps the Lamp Lit Revelation 4, 8 Exodus 30:8
Makes Atonement Romans 5:11, Matthew 26:28
Exodus 30:10
Olah Offering John 3:14, John 8:28, John 12:32 Leviticus 1
Minchah Offering Hebrews 4:15, 9:28 Leviticus 2
chatat Offering (sin) Luke 5:21, Acts 5:31, Colossians 1:14
Leviticus 4
Shalamim Offering (peace) Luke 1:76-79, John 16:33, 20:21, Romans 5:1 Leviticus 3
Asham Offering (guilt or trespass) 2 Corinthians 5:19, Ephesians 2:1, Colossians 2:13, Revelation 1:5
Leviticus 5
Bears the guilt Hebrews 9:28 Isaiah 53:11-12

Brings Bread and Wine: Genesis 14:18, Matthew 26:26 Wearing of Set -apart garments: Exodus 29:30, 39:41, Ex 30:4, Revelation 10:1 Burn’s sweet incense daily: Ex 30:7, Revelation 8:3-4 Lighting the lamp nightly: Ex 30:8, Revelation 4, 8 Makes atonement: Ex 30:10, Romans 5:11 Leviticus 16 Putting fire on the altar and arranging the wood Revelation 8:5 Makes atonement for sin and guilt. Matthew 26:28
Olah offering (lifted up, heave, elevation, burnt) – a perfect male, slaughtered at the door of the temple, blood sprinkled around the altar. Lev 1, John 3:14, John 8:28, John 12:32

Minchah offering (bloodless, meal, grain) – fine flour, oil, frankincense. Lev 2, Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 9:28

chatat offering (sin) - a slaughtered young bull, dip His finger in the blood and sprinkle seven times in front of the veil, and some blood on the horns of the altar, pour blood out at the base of the brazen altar. All the fat, two kidneys and their fat and the fat associated with the liver is burned on the altar. All the skin and its flesh with head and legs and entrail and dung are taken outside of the camp at the place where the ashes are dumped and it is burned on wood with fire. Lev 4, Luke 5:21, 24, Acts 5:31, Col 1:14

shalamim offering (peace) – perfect animal, sprinkling blood of slaughter onto the altar all around. Removing the fat associated with the entrails, two kidneys and their fat and burn it on the altar Lev 3, Luke 1:76-79, John 16:33, John 20:21, Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:14, Colossians 1:20

Asham offering (guilt, trespass) – not revealing a sin, touching any unclean matter whether man, carcass, beast, or unclean creeping thing, swearing rashly with an oath. Bring a female lamb or goat. Lev 5, The priest shall take his hand filled with the fine flour (if one is too poor for the lamb, goat, or pigeon) as a remembrance portion, and burn it on the altar. Lev 5, 2 Corinthians 5:19, Ephesians 2:1, Colossians 2:13, Revelation 1:5

Bearing the guilt of the people, Hebrews 9:28, Isaiah 53:11-12

2 and who serves in the set-apart place and of the true Tent, which Yehovah set up, and not man. Directly from Exodus we are told “And they shall make Me a Set-apart Place, and I shall dwell in their midst. According to all that I show you – the pattern of the Dwelling Place and the pattern of all its furnishings – make it exactly so. Shemoth (Exodus) 25:8-9. There is a tabernacle in the unseen realm where Elohim dwells. If you want a “view” of where the Almighty dwells – study the layout of the Tabernacle in the wilderness, Solomon’s Temple, and the anatomy of a man. They are all the same pattern.

3 For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and slaughters. So it was also necessary for this One to have somewhat to offer. Below are some of the special instructions given to the Cohen Gadol, the priests (Kohanim). Do a study sometime on how our Priest abides by these same Torah instructions – for they ARE His. Additionally, since we are instructed to be priests, it would be a great idea to study to learn how to be one…….

That the kohanim shall put on priestly vestments for the service. Not to tear the High Priests robe. That the ordinary priests shall not defile himself by contact with any dead, other than immediate relatives. That the priests defile themselves for their deceased relatives (by attending their burial), and mourn for them like other Israelites, who are commanded to mourn for their relatives. That a priest who had an immersion during the day (to cleanse him from his uncleanness) shall not serve in the Sanctuary until after sunset.

That a priest shall not marry a divorced woman. That a priest shall not marry a harlot. That a priest shall not marry a profaned woman. To show honor to a priest, and to give him precedence in all things that are holy. That a High Priest shall not defile himself with any dead, even if they are relatives. That a High Priest shall not go (under the same roof) with a dead body. That the High Priest shall marry a virgin. That the High Priest shall not marry a widow. That the High Priest shall not cohabit with a widow, even without marriage, because he profanes her. That a person with a physical blemish shall not serve (in the Sanctuary). That a priest with a temporary blemish shall not serve there.

That a person with a physical blemish shall not enter the Sanctuary further than the altar. That a priest who is unclean shall not serve (in the Sanctuary). To send the unclean out of the Camp, that is, out of the Sanctuary. That a priest who is unclean shall not enter the courtyard, This refers to the Camp. That the priest shall bless Israel. To set apart a portion of the dough for the priest. That one not a descendant of Aaron in the male line shall not serve (in the Sanctuary). To give the Levites cities to dwell in. That none of the tribe of Levi shall take any portion of territory in the land (of Israel). That none of the tribe of Levi shall take any share of the spoil (at the conquest of the Promised Land). That the priest shall serve in the Sanctuary in divisions, but on festivals, they all serve together.

4 For if indeed He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the Torah, Messiah is the gift. Keep in mind the different “Orders” of Priesthood. Messiah was the order of Melkitsedeq and the Aharonic order was the Cohen Gadol (High Priest) and the Levitical order performed services in the sanctuary. ALL that the priests did in the Temple and for the people was to show us Messiah – who He is and what He would do. 5 who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly, as Mosheh was warned when he was about to make the Tent. For He said “See that you make all according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”

6 But now He has obtained a more excellent service, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was constituted on better promises. 7 For if that first had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. STOP right here and ask yourself a question: “the first what?” What is the topic here with Sha’ul? We have been taught all of our lives it is the Mosaic Covenant – the Torah of God. If we think it is the Torah – we need to look closer at what Sha’ul is saying. In the very next verse, he explains it is not the covenant of Torah….. 8 For finding fault with them, He says, “See, the days are coming,” says Yehovah, “When I shall conclude with the house of Yisra’el and with the house of Yahudah a renewed covenant,

Emboldened is the key word here above in verse 8. “For finding fault with ‘them‘” – if Sha’ul was talking about finding fault with the covenant, the word would be ‘it’ and not ‘them’. But the word is them – therefore, Sha’ul is most certainly speaking altogether about the earthly priesthood. This has been so twisted in the teachings of the church denominations throughout the history of a sect called christianity and the sister denominations. The fault that was found was with the men (the flesh) who were tasked with serving in the priesthood and making atonement for the sins of the people. The fault was not found in the torah, the teachings and instructions of Elohim or His covenant, but in the earthly priesthood.

Even by the time of the writings of Samuel we can see how far away from the instructions and right-rulings the priesthood had fallen. Read this account in 1 Samuel 2:12-17 “And the sons of Eli were sons of Beliya’al [sons of the wicked one] – they did not know Yehovah. And the ruling of the priests [man-made ruling, not the written Torah of God] with the people was that when any man offered a slaughtering, the priest’s servant shall come with a three-pronged flesh-hook in his hand while the meat was cooking, and shall thrust it into the basin, or kettle, or cauldron, or pot. And the priest would take for himself all that the flesh-hook brought up [they were only to have a portion].

Thus they did in Shiloh to all the Yisra’elites who came there. Also, before they burned the fat, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who slaughtered, “Give meat for roasting to the priest, for he does not accept cooked meat from you, but raw [huge abomination].” And if the man said to him, “let the fat be burned up first, then take as much as your being desire,” he would then answer him, “No, but give it to me now. And if not, I shall take it by strength.” And the sin of the young men was very great before Yehovah, for the men despised the offering of Yehovah.”

9 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them,” says Yehovah. 10 “Because this is the covenant that I shall make with the house of Yisra’el after those days, says Yehovah, giving My laws in their mind, and I shall write them on their hearts, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.

Very plainly, there is no change in the Laws (Torah/Teaching/Instruction). There is a change “after those days” the PLACE it is written – in our minds and on our hearts. And Father even states the fact Himself “giving My laws” solidifies the fact that His Laws are still there and not abolished, only written now on our hearts and minds. HalleluYA. “Being Holy as our Father is Holy”. Let us start being obedient to His instructions – discerning between clean and unclean, Holy and profane – He has called us to do that – to be His Priests and His Image in the earth. If we were to begin truly doing this, we will achieve what Sha’ul says next, which is from the mouth of the Almighty:

11 “And they shall by no means teach each one his neighbour, and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know Yehovah,’ because they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. 12 “Because I shall forgive their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawlessnessess I shall no longer remember.” Since Sha’ul is quoting the prophet (Jeremiah) here, let’s go back a take a look at the Scripture prophecy he is quoting.

“See, the days are coming,” declares Yehovah, “when I shall make [karath, cut] a new [chadash, renewed, repaired] covenant with the house of Yisra’el and with the house of Yahudah, not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them.” declares Yehovah. [confirming the idea that the covenant is most certainly seen from our Father’s perspective - to be a marriage covenant!] “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’el after those days, declares Yehovah: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. [this is what is different - the place in which the marriage covenant is written! Can you see this?] And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. And no longer shall they teach, each one his neighbour, and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know [yada] Yehovah,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares Yehovah. “For I shall forgive their crookedness, and remember their sin no more.” Jeremiah 31:31-34

13 By saying, ‘renewed,’ He has made the first [priestly mediation] old. Now what becomes old and growing aged is near disappearing. And in 70AD, the Temple – along with the Levitical Priesthood, was to be laid aside until a time in the future when both will be restored. See Ezekiel 35-40

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