“THE GRAND APPEARANCE” by Ariel E……
This Week’s Torah Portion is Vayira: “And I Appeared”
Exodus 6:1 through 9: 35
haftarah is Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Priesthood Instructions: Acts 10-11
“The Grand Appearance”
God also said to Moses, “I am the LORD . 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD I did not make myself known to them. 4 I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they lived as aliens. 5 Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant. 6 “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the LORD , and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. 7 I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. 8 And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the LORD .’ ”
- Moses has been placed in the position of God to Pharaoh—and Aharon has been made a prophet to Pharaoh
a. Moses is chosen to stand as the giver of Gods Torah to Israel. Torah means “teaching and Instruction;” Moshe has been chosen as the deliverer—the one to lead out the nation from the clutches of the Mitzraim (bondage) found in Egypt.
b. Aharon is Chosen to be the administrator of that Torah; Aharon is given charge of the word—the priests in Israel were always the main source of Torah’s teaching to the people.
c. These two Priestly Brothers represent the House of Judah and the House of Ephraim coming from Christianity today! Ezekiel 28 states that God will rejoin these “two sticks” and they shall be ONE STICK UNITED IN HIS HAND. Even as Moshe is the Torah giver to Israel—much like the line of Judah today; and Aharon was the Priesthood of the Most High—much like those who follow Yeshua’s Testimony and return to the ways of Israel and her king.
d. Pharaoh represents the system of the Lawless One we are living in today. Pharaoh was king of a system of chaos that sought to strip the identity of all people who they considered “foreign” and replace their identities with a homogenous identity which easily hid the fact that the House of Ephraim would return to the ways of Israel and her God. Pharaoh and his stubborn heart is nothing more than a picture of our heart condition which listens to the word of god—but will not do what he said. Anyone who lives this way is still bound up in bondage—or “Mitzrayim” in Hebrew.
E. God hears the groaning of His people and Remembers His covenant! The covenant is God’s to perform and do. It is not a series of works that I am to do that will somehow garner a position in the Unified Kingdom called “Israel.” No—Jeremiah says that we shall call HIS NAME: “The LORD our Righteousness!” However, until we learn to let go of the past and move into our fullness—we groan under the weight of our UNMET EXPECTATIONS….the ever present reminder of our humanity and its curse—the YETZER HARA or our inclination to do evil—and with this knowledge we groan to be SET FREE.
II. The Plagues of Pharaoh
a. The plague of blood—The Egyptians Worshipped the Nile as the source of their supply. Like many in America today who struggle under the weight of financial strain and lack of perceived supply—this was God showing that to trust in A “SOURCE” or “MONEY” is foolish at best. Further, this attacked their god “Hapi” (Their Source of Financial Strength). How has your faith grown in the face of this great recession and the constant bad report? Are you full of faith and power—or are you turning into paste and flour? does each news article and story of lack and decrease fill you with apprehension of having anything to rely upon in the future?
b. The plague of Frogs—This attacked the Egyptian god “Heka,” who was in charge of procreative power-fertility (reproductive practices). God’s plan of reproductive practice is simple: One Husband—One Wife, and marry for LIFE—and not just for a “night” trying out various partners hoping to find a partner for life. America has spilled the blood of several generations of children in an attempt to mediate the reproductive rights of women and men—using abortion as a form of birth control. God sees this sin, hears the screams of the unborn—and the broken heart of the byproducts of the war between conservative and liberal—male and female and He will surely repay. He who watches over Israel neither slumbers not sleeps—and one day he will repay all who have not repented for this lifestyle—even as He did in Egypt.
c. The plague of Gnats—This plague was an attack on the Egyptian god “Geb” this represented their food sources—(drying up their food supply) The Egyptians prayed to “Geb” in a vain effort to influence the outcome of their crops. Famine has been killing all over the world today—perhaps if we would just repent and return to the Torah—God’s teaching and instructions for successful living—then perhaps this trend would reverse the curse and abundance would be the hallmark of the American Farmer and not “pay to not produce” as has become the practice today!
d. The plague of Flies—This was an attack on “Khelphi”—who was the Egyptian god of the insects—these flies came over the WHOLE land ACCEPT GOSHEN—thus God was making a distinction between (Clean and Unclean—False Prophets versus God’s Prophets). How do we know if you are following a Prophet from God or one speaking from his flesh? The simple answer is—any Prophet who tells you anything that God has not already told you in private is not telling you the truth. A true Prophet will uphold the Torah—God’s teaching and instructions for a successful life—while a false prophet will ALWAYS tell what you want to hear: that peace and safety follow and that you will not have any struggles. The prophets of Ba’al –the false prophets of today wish to prophesy only prosperity and blessing—but be assured that THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN until there is FIRST a genuine REPENTANCE and RETURN TO THE OLD WAYS for the Scripture says the “Old ways are GOOD!” Anything short of this is like listening to the busy buzzing of flies—as they spread their disease throughout the land.
e. Plague of Livestock—This attacked “Apis” who the Egyptian’s worshipped as the bull god—Pharaoh sent men to see if any animals lived—finding only the Hebrew animals had lived—(showing Blessing versus Cursing). Following the plague of Hail—pharaoh wanted to know if any livestock was still alive and so he sent his messengers to see if any farmers made it. This speaks to what is seen in the natural—as long as we see it—we can believe in its ability to supply. However, God said he would supply for you according to HIS RICHES and GLORY –IN MESSIAH YESHUA. Following man and mans ways brings the snare. None of the Israelites animals were harmed—meaning that none of your supply will be harmed either—TRUST GOD and STOP THINKGING GOD SENDS PUNISHMENT AGAINST YOU IN YOUR FINANCES. If God wanted to punish YOU then YOU would have hung on the TREE—but it was not YOU of which it is written “Cursed is ANYONE who hangs upon the Tree” Yeshua bore that curse so we would not have to!
f. Plague of Boils—This was an attack on “Thoth” (Imhotep) who was the Egyptian god of medicine and intelligence—( Man’s medicine versus Gods Healing). It always amazes me that so many people have fallen for the direct to consumer advertising practiced by the Drug and Medical Complex. We have a pill for everything in America—sad? Take this pill. Fat? Take these pills. Worried? Stressed? Lacking desire? Take these pills and you will be much better; but have you ever listened to the problems which people who participated in the clinical trials went through? “TAKE ABC DRUG—side effects include bloody stool, bloody nose, broken blood vessels, hemorrhoids and even death. If you are dying after taking drug ABC then discontinue use immediately and seek out your physician!” I know—that was a little over the top—but you get my point? Which one of us can lengthen his or her life by one day? No amount of Elliptical Cardio or weight training with the latest fitness “faddy” will lengthen your life on iota. ONLY OBEDIENCE TO TORAH WILL LENGTHEN YOUR DAYS—and with NO SIDE EFFECTS!! The Egyptians never came back to life—and only through Yeshua will you never truly die—which was the lesson here.
g. Plague of Hail—This was an attack on “Nut” the Egyptian god of plenty. In America—like Ancient Egypt—we have plenty! Plenty food—plenty water—plenty technology—plenty medical supplies and on and on. We will not escape for allowing the starvation in Haiti and the tremendous suffering that goes on throughout the world. Though we do much for under developing nations—it is the pictures of the starving children that break my heart. We have so many homes that are empty with wonderful parents that could take on a foster child—or adopted one if we only would take that step of faith. The common reaction to negative financial supports is to horde—but I say to you GIVE—GIVE –GIVE!!! What do you have the God has not given you as a free gift? What are you waiting for—taking care of the poor the widows and the orphans will always be rewarded as we practice “Tikkun L’Olam” –or restoration of the whole earth. God will punish those who “Store up wealth IN THE LAST DAYS,” so be open hearted so that all “Hail” does not break out on your household!
III. Is this all so long ago—or could it be today?
Rev 16: 1 says “Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.” 2The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly and painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. 3The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead man, and every living thing in the sea died. 4The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. 5Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say: “You are just in these judgments, you who are and who were, the Holy One, because you have so judged; 6for they have shed the blood of your saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.” 7And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.” 8The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire. 9They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him. 10The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. Men gnawed their tongues in agony 11and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done. 12The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. 13Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. 15“Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.” 16Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. 17The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. 19The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath. 20Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found. 21From the sky huge hailstones of about a hundred pounds each fell upon men. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible”
IV. Do you FEAR the end times?
- Are you AFRAID of what it coming your way—or are you looking forward to the revelation of the Messiah in this last hour? The only need to fear anything is the need to FEAR God Ephesians 5:21
b. Fear of the end comes from following Pharaoh’s Worldly System. It is this SELF REVELATION—the revealing of how we really act and believe that makes us take stock in the fact that there will be an accountability. STOP SINNING—1 John 3:9 says “SIN IS LAWLESSNESS.” This is a simple concept—SIN is the absence of the TORAH from our lives. Read the books of Moses and listen by the Holy Spirit and you too will see what all of us have found out—that outside of Torah there IS NO LIFE AT ALL.
c. You are the SEED of GOD!! This means you were created to walk, talk, think, act and believe like God does. The picture of the last days in the word is the parable of the prodigal son. When he was ready to return—the Father was harsh and mean to him trying to see if his conversion was for real—right? WRONG!!!!!! The Father gave him the best he had—and his reasoning is laid forth in the comments the Father makes to his older son—this brother of yours “WAS DEAD and NOW IS ALIVE AGAIN—He WAS Lost and now HE IS FOUND!” This is why he rejoiced. I have heard so many Christians tell others how God will “punish them” in the return—however, this just reveals their immaturity in Messiah. God seeks to LOVE and SAVE—not condemn to the grave—THINK ABOUT IT—Selah.
1 John 3:9—Again—“Sin is LAWLESSNESS” or the absence of the Torah: God’s teaching and instruction from our lives and situations.
d. Beware the False Prophets (Magicians) of Pharaoh’s system—that is the false preachers teaching the doctrine of the catholic whore in camouflage clothing. Luther was little more than a predecessor of Hitler– and he hated “Jews” of all kinds—how could He have been anointed of the JEWISH MESSIAH?? He wasn’t. Paganism was codified into the catholic faith and its illegitimate daughters throughout the centuries. It is easy to know what camp you are in—if your holidays are the holidays of the Catholic System—Christmas, Easter, Lent—then you have been fooled by the grand illusion. If you are attempting to celebrate Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur—you are heading in the right direction and you will not be put to shame.
e. A true Prophet in theses Last Days Ez. 44:23-24 says 23″Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?15Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? 16Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said,” I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.17″ Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord. “AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you. 18″ And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” Says the Lord Almighty1Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
This is Gods “Will” For ALL JACOB—both the House of Israel and the House of Judah! As it is HIS WILL—look at what HE promised all who loved him and keep his commandments!
a. I will bring you out from burdens
b. I will deliver you from bondage
c. I will redeem you
d. I will take you for my people
e. I will be your God
f. I will bring you to the Land
g. I will give it to you as a possession
h. I will take you out of the Nations
i. I will sprinkle Clean Water on You
j. I will cleanse You
k. I will give you a new heart—with a new Spirit
l. I will replace a your heart of Stone—for one of flesh
m. I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT IN YOU CAUSING YOU TO WALK IN MY STATUTES AND YOU WILL CAREFULLY OBSERVE MY ORDINANCES
n. I will save you from all your uncleanness
o. I will multiple your grain
p. I will not bring famine on YOU!
q. I will multiply the fruit of your tree!
Now a special note for the mature
To those of you who have been walking in this way for some time—do NOT stop at Messianism….it is little more than throwing a tallit upon a pig and calling it Judaism. This is not the Judaism that Yeshua practiced or any of the Talmidim for that matter. Jeremiah states that he will make you “ONE WITH HIS PEOPLE.” Echad—a plurality of oneness!
Jeremiah 9:25-26 says “25 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will punish all who are circumcised only in the flesh— 26 Egypt, Judah, Edom, Ammon, Moab and all who live in the wilderness in distant places. For all these nations are really uncircumcised, and even the whole house of Israel is uncircumcised in heart.”
When God called you from out of Churchianity—and instructed you to return to the Torah and the ways of Israel—He circumcised your hearts so you could follow Moses. Even as the original generation was led forth by Moses; can you not discern even this? When you read the story of the Exodus from Mitzrayim—the place of Bondage—you are reading about the VERY SAME THING that you are experiencing right now in your life. Many of you are wandering in the wilderness longing for the “old days” when you had fellowship in the church—just like the Israelites of old longed for the meat of Egypt. We have been set apart to serve at the whim of God.
However, when you get close to the CROSSING OVER and ENTERING IN TO TAKE THE LAND—you chicken out just like your forefathers. Well—just like your forefathers—YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO EGYPT—the way of bondage; so if you stop or fail to go into the promised land—then you are cursing yourself to wander in the wilderness until the faithless generation dies off completely. BUT, if you are like Yoshua and Caleb and DISPLAY A DIFFERENT KIND OF SPIRIT—one different from the one you once chased after—YOU TOO WILL ENTER INTO THE INHERITANCE THAT GOD PROMISED OUR FATHER ABRAHAM, ISSAC AND JACOB.
You are the ones who will decide; you will seal your own fate. LOVE GOD and HATE SIN—HATE LAWLESSNESS—hate YOUR FORMER STATUS for the deceit which so easily beset you at first and repent and follow the instructions provided you in the Torah. STOP SINNING by saying “I AM NOT JEWISH” because what GOD has called HEBREW/or JEWISH—you should NEVER SIN BY CALLING IT ANY STATUS LESS THAN THAT OF A JEW.
You may not have been born of Jewish decent—but the Messiah’s blood was more than enough to seal you in the ARC of his ONE LOVE CALLED ISRAEL. In ISRAEL is where you will find the JEWS. GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE LAND—and LED YOU OUT OF BONDAGE IN MESSIAH YESHUA……DO NOT LISTEN TO THE 10 SPIES THAT SAY YOU CANNOT HAVE THE LAND BECAUSE OF THE GIANTS—STAND UP AND BE A GIANT KILLER like KING DAVID before you and cross over an meet your giants HEAD ON—with your 5 SMOOTH STONES –one for each book located in the TORAH—one of which killed the Giant and allowed David to cut the head off of the taunting giant of the uncircumcised Philistines.
This is your heritage and your future. Let’s go up and take the land—FOR THE LORD HAS MADE A WAY FOR US TODAY!! Read this several times and let it roll in your spirit until you get the huge revelation that it is. May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob richly bless you with a grand week of prosperity and complete success in Yeshua’s Name: YHWH….Amein.
Shabbat Shalom & Shavuatov!
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