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” A STATE OF BEING” by Ariel E……………

Posted in Uncategorized on April 17, 2011 by messianicpastor

This weeks Torah Portion is Achrei Mot: After the Death 

This is a special “holiday portion”

Leviticus 16:1 through 18:30

Today’s Message is called:  “A State of Being……..”

The Weeks Reading is Leviticus 16:15-34

 “15 “Then Aaron must kill the goat for the sin offering for the people. He must take its blood behind the curtain. There he must do the same thing with it as he did with the bull’s blood. He must sprinkle it on the cover of the ark. He must also sprinkle some in front of it. 16 “That is how he will make the Most Holy Room pure. He must do it because the people of Israel are not ‘clean.’ They have not obeyed me. They have also committed other sins. Aaron must do the same for the Tent of Meeting because it stands in the middle of the camp. And the camp is not ‘clean.’  17 “No one can be in the Tent of Meeting when Aaron goes into the Most Holy Room to pay for the people’s sin. No one can enter the tent until Aaron comes out. He will not come out until he has paid for his own sin and the sin of his whole family. He will not come out until he has also paid for the sin of the whole community of Israel. 18 “Then he will come out to the altar for burnt offerings. It is in front of the tent where the ark of the Lord is. He will make the altar pure and clean. He will take some of the bull’s blood and some of the goat’s blood. Then he will put the blood on all of the horns that stick out from the upper four corners of the altar. 19 He will sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times. He will do it to make the altar pure. He will do it to set it apart from the people of Israel. They are not ‘clean.’ 20 “Aaron will finish making the Most Holy Room pure and clean. He will finish making the Tent of Meeting and the altar pure. “Then he will bring the live goat out. 21 He must place both of his hands on its head. While he does that, he must tell me about all of the sins the people of Israel have committed. He must tell me about all of their evil acts and the times they did not obey me. In that way he puts their sins on the goat’s head.  “Then he will send the goat away into the desert. The goat will be led away by a man who was appointed to do it. 22 The goat will carry all of their sins on itself to a place where there are no people. And the man will set the goat free in the desert. 23 “Then Aaron must go into the Tent of Meeting. He must take off the linen clothes he put on before he entered the Most Holy Room. He must leave them there. 24 He must take a bath in a holy place. And he must put on his regular clothes. “Then he will come out and sacrifice the burnt offering for himself. He will also sacrifice the burnt offering for the people. That will pay for his own sin and the people’s sin. 25 He will also burn the fat of the sin offering on the altar.  26 “The man who sets free the goat that carries the people’s sins away must wash his clothes. He must take a bath. After that, he can come back into the camp.  27 “The bull and the goat for the sin offerings must be taken outside the camp. Their blood was brought into the Most Holy Room. It paid for sin. The hides, meat and guts must be burned up. 28 “The man who burns them must wash his clothes. He must take a bath. After that, he can come back into the camp. 29 “Here is a law for you that will last for all time to come. On the tenth day of the seventh month you must not eat anything. You must not do any work. It does not matter whether you are Israelites or outsiders.  30 “On that day your sin will be paid for. You will be made pure and clean. You will be clean from all of your sins in my sight. 31 That day is a sabbath for you. You must rest on it. You must not eat anything on that day. That is a law that will last for all time to come.   32 “The high priest must pay for sin. He must make everythingpure and clean. He has been anointed and prepared to become the next high priest after his father. He must put on the sacred clothes that are made out of linen. 33 He must make the Most Holy Room, the Tent of Meeting and the altar pure. And he must pay for the sin of the priests and all of the people in the whole community.  34 “Here is a law for you that will last for all time to come. Once a year you must pay for all of the sin of the people of Israel.” So it was done, just as the Lord commanded Moses

1.     In this weeks portion we have a double portion to look at;  the Torah almost seemed to jump out of time for the last two weeks while Moshe dealt with ritual purity in the camp with all the talk of Tsara’ot and Lashon Hara—and the purity issues of the Priesthood.  All of these things are examples to us—to the restored Priesthood of the order of Malki-Tzadik through Messiah Yeshua.  In this weeks double portion YHWH leads us through the ritual applications of the priesthood ordinances that He is instituting among the people for the “forgiveness of sins” that are unintentional.  Up until this time we have had the children of Israel making sacrifices all over the open field—and there has been a great deal of blood that has been shed throughout the wilderness.  This is a sign that you are in a wilderness period of your life—when you see a lack of centralization of order and a bunch of people all doing their own thing—you see lack, decrease and most important to us today—sage brush—the sure sign that you are in the wilderness.

 

The Children of Israel have been allowed to this point to make sacrifice wherever it seemed good to them to offer up the sin and guilt offerings, the Olah offerings, the Grain Offerings, and Fellowship Offerings unto the Lord YHWH.  But now it is time for a centralization of order within the Camp—a movement from chaos to order.  In this Torah portion YHWH says that the Priesthood is going to be established before the entrance of the “Tent of Meeting.”  This means that once people were free to sacrifice as they pleased—but now there was going to be a certain place in the Camp—before the entrance of the Tent of Meeting—where the sacrifices were going to be offered—under the watchful eye of Moses and Aharon.  This is a type and shadow of us coming from the church today—leaving behind the place where it was “every man for himself” and moving into the place where we would LEAVE THAT LIFE BEHIND—and come into the ordered way of application of Torah through the living Priesthood of Malki-Tzadek—as a holy nation –the “Royal Priesthood” of YHWH to the Nations.  It is the willingness to come under the watchful eye of a mentor that will bring about the success of the people—as YHWH begins teaching the people a supernatural “sanctity for life” by requiring that all the sacrifices and offerings were to be centralized.  When we move from the disorder of the counterfeit church to the ORDER of the Jewish Lifestyle– it is then and only then that we will really begin to see the power and glory of the Body of Messiah—which is Israel– as it shines forth—a unified—dedicated Priesthood—operating in 1 mind and 1 spirit—with 1 way– and as 1 people—the chosen people of Elohim!

John 17:20-26 says “20″My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me (YHWH) through their message, 21that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: 23I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 24″Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. 25″Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

A.   Messiah’s sacrificial death on the execution stake is the vehicle that provides us with eternal cleansing.  This is what makes it possible for us to be “Kadosh”—or Holy—and thus part of the Holy people of Elohim.  There are only two classes of people in this world—there are people born to a Jewish Mother and Father and there are those of us who were not—there is no middle ground.  But through Messiah—those of you who were not born to a Jewish parent in the natural—can ACCEPT HIS CHOICE—NOT BY YOUR RIGHT CHOICES—BUT BY HIS CHOSING YOU ARE NOW to be Jews—and be reborn by YHWH’s Spirit INTO the JEWISH PEOPLE—and thus being made ONE people called ISRAEL.  Israel is a not just a faith however—it is a People—a Nation—a very special nation that YHWH has made covenant with; in fact there is NO COVENANT that exists that is not made with the Jewish people.  When RABBI SHAUL and RABBI KEPHA were teaching new believers—they were not teaching converts to the Roman Catholic Church—or Christianity—but to the Jewish Faith.  Roman Catholicism–which is the foundation of all  Christianity was not born until 325 CE–almost 300 years after Yeshua and the Disciples taught on this Earth.  This is the centralization of the faith—is like when YHWH ordered a centralization of the sacrifices that would be done in this Torah portion.  There will be people who will not wish to follow this….they have sacrificed in the field ever since they “left Egypt” as it were–and they will use this as an excuse—the real underlying part is that they do not wish to change from their lawlessness—and come into the order of Mashiach….but there will be those –who like Abraham—will leave ALL behind and follow THE WAY that YHWH shows them—and sacrifice before the Tent of Meeting.

 

Isaiah 52:11 says “Go now, leave your bonds and slavery. Put Babylon behind you, with everything it represents, for it is unclean to you. You are the LORD’s holy people. Purify yourselves, you who carry home the vessels of the LORD.”

Job 11:14 says “Get rid of your sins and leave all iniquity behind you.”

Proverbs 9:6 says “Leave your foolish ways behind, and begin to live; learn how to be wise.”

Proverbs 15:24 says “The path of the wise leads to life above; they leave the grave behind.”

 

B.  Many people today have to clean out their thinking when it comes to the “Jewish People” as most people who have been influenced by the Roman Catholic Faith—which is different than our faith—and they have been taught to believe the Jews were somehow “bad” or “cursed of YHWH”—and nothing could be farther from the truth.  You see they mistake the STATUS of BEING: HOLY—with the CLASS POSITION of PURITY.  The blood of the sacrifice makes you HOLY—this is a gift—a gift of grace as it is based on Rabbi Yeshua keeping fully every jot and title of the former priesthood of the Levites—while the Temple—the Beit HaMikdash stood in Jerusalem—Our Rabbi DID keep every command—precept—law and instruction of YHWH—and thus SECURED FOR US the RIGHTEOUSNESS that is OF HIM.   PURITY however is a different matter.  Once the Priests would offer up the Olah offering—for the person—then they would have to offer the entrails and fat of the offering.  This almost seems to go counter intuitive on us—in that it would seem that before we could be made HOLY –in our fleshly minds it seems that we would have to offer up the all the things that are UNCLEAN in our lives—like the entrails and the fat of our offering—but YHWH had the Levites offering the sacrifice in this manner as a sign and wonder to us as we return from the pagan ways of our forefathers.  The OLAH is offered 1st as it is the BLOOD that washes us clean and the STATE OF HOLINESS and FELLOWSHIP IS RESTORED.  However, there are STILL the entrails and the fat.

 

1 Timothy 5:21-22 says “21I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism. 22Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.”

1 John 3:1-3 says “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.”

 

C.  There is not a person today in the sound of my voice that does not have entrails and fat in their offerings—and if left unattended—or handled in some other way than what YHWH has proscribed for us—then we will be left RESTORED IN FELLOWSHIP but INPURE IN PRACTICE. The state of the PURITY of the believer—meaning the JEW who was practicing the ritual application of Torah—in the proscribed PLACE—on the proscribed DAY and in the MANNER as proscribed by YHWH Himself—did not make the person “WHOLE;” it was not until the High Priest proclaimed over them: “Tik Haru” which means “YOU SHALL BECOME PURE.”  Many people today have called out to Yeshua and asked to be delivered—but they NEVER move on to this part of the offering.  The Messiah gave up his life and lives today to make intercession for those of us who are calling on his name—but we never go beyond that point and offer up the “ENTRAILS and FAT.”  It is the job of every person born into—or reborn into the Jewish faith through belief in the ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD–YHWH to offer up the ENTRAILS and FAT portions for our neighbors.  This is our portion of making the pronunciation of RESTORATION TO PURITY—as we cry out “TIK HARU: YOU ARE PURE” to our brothers and sisters as they return from the nations and the ways of the gentiles and begin walking this marvelous existence of life as a BLOOD WASHED MEMBER OF THE JEWISH NATION.

 

 

Mark 1:4 says “And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” 

 

Luke 3:3 says “He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.”  This is the Ministry of Yochanan (John) the Immerser–to baptize for a sign of forgiveness of sins. 

 

BUT You have been out gathered and ingathered into Eretz Israel–the Nation of Israel–and made co-HEIRS–with the Jewish People to not only be forgiven of your sins–but through the spirit of Elijah that is now harvesting the earth– YOU CAN DO the very things that the Master has done if you will only cleanse your MIND of YOUR FORMER STATUS.

 

 

              D.   The Jewish people is THE Nation of Priests to the entire world.  YHWH has chosen US to ALSO be JEWS and to be PROUD of our JEWISH BLOOD PURCHASED STATUS CHANGE AND HERITAGE.  Where we do not have Mothers and Fathers in the natural who have Jewish Blood—we have our Messiah and the Saints who have gone on before us—and THIS is OUR SHARED and COMBINED Jewish heritage.  You are no longer strangers and GERIM (FOREIGNERS or ALIENS) and the same requirements that have been laid at the Jewish people have been laid at your feet.  YOU have been chosen to be a PRIEST of the order of MALKI-TZADEK to this generation and to PROVE that YESHUA IS YHWH in the flesh.  YHWH chose you—custom made you for THIS generation and THIS season to be the BRIDGE BACK—NOT TO HOLINESS—for this is only provided by Messiah—BUT—to PURITY—as it has always been the job of the Priests to make ATONEMENT FOR OTHER BELIEVING PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.  YESHUA lives IN YOU—and He is always making INTERCESSION FOR US.  There is NO way that you can fail—there is no way that you cannot achieve what you have been placed here to accomplish.  YHWH –God NEVER PLACES YOU IN A PLACE WHERE YOU CANNOT SUCCEED—NEVER!!  The only thing that can change that is UNLESS you have entrails and fat dangling down around your feet.  It is your job as a priest to offer the ENTRAILS and FAT of your neighbor—and thus making atonement for them.  YOU have been chosen to humbly approach the blood born Jewish people and learn their ways and seek out the Elohim of Abraham—Isaac and Jacob; THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HOLY.  JEWS WHO LOVE GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS IN THE LOVING PRIESTHOOD OF YESHUA.  YHWH provided a way out for our father Abraham—BUT—FIRST YHWH said to Abraham, “LECH LECHA”—GET YOURSELF—OUT—and Abraham obeyed.  The Children of Abraham today are the people who are going to BE ABLE TOO see their neighbors entrails and fat offerings—and instead of leaving them in a state of IMPURITY –the life they are living AS GENTILES among the NATIONS—they are going to offer up those Entrails and Fat offerings on the Holy Altar of YHWH and they will go up into the smoke of a life that is a pleasing aroma to YHWH.  Being Holy is easy—it is accepting a free gift—being  PURE is a work that is to be accomplished by steadfast obedience to YHWH’s Teaching and Instruction.  It is our job to bring the atonement for the people in our lives before the altar of YHWH—and that ALTAR IS IN YOU and IN ME.  We are to offer up the failings of one another—the entrails—the fat pieces that we see as sacrifices and render those people who we encounter TIK HARU: YOU SHALL BE CLEAN. You are now to walk in YOUR NEW CLASS–YOUR NEW AND CLEANSING STATUS CHANGE-as “purified members of the Nation of Israel as born in—and reborn AS JEWS.  This is the duty of restoration given to the Priesthood of Malki-Tzaddik in the last days—the place of RESTORER to the common ways of a UNIFIED PEOPLE: Israel.  AFTER THE DEATH–Achrei Mot…IN HEBREW–WHICH MEANS JUST THAT–WHAT COMES AFTER THE DEATH?  ARE WE ALIVE IN THE LIGHT OF TORAH AND THE LOVE OF MESSIAH; OR ARE WE ASLEEP IN THE LIGHT. 

             

              ARE WE SATISFIED TO SIT ON OUR BLESSED ASSURANCE–OR WILL WE LET GOD ARISE AND THE LIES OF DEATH BE DRIVEN FROM OUR LIVES?  The second part of this portion is the result of lives that experience a “DEATH” to the ways of the Catholic Church and its ways AND THAT SANCTIFY THEIR FAITH–THEIR HOPE–THEIR LOVE–THEIR HUSBANDS or WIVES or KIDS AS KEDOSHIM–HOLY ONES.  NO DEATH-TO YOUR FORMER GENTILE SELF-AND YOU WILL EXPERIENCE NO PATHWAY TO LIFE.

 

              ITS TIME FOR GOD’S PROPHETIC ONES TO RISE UP AND PROPHESY THE TORAH and THE TESTIMONY OF YESHUA–CONTEND TO BE JEWS IN THIS MODERN ERA……THAT IS CARRYING YOUR CROSS AND NOTHING SAYS HOLINESS MORE –THAN BEING SEPARATED OUT FOR EXECUTION.  IF THE LORD CALLED YOU HOME TONIGHT–AND REQUIRED AN ACCOUNTING OF YOUR LIFE–WHICH STATUS WOULD YOU HEAR AND SEE THAT YOU LIVED IN MOST OF THE TIME?  DEATH TO YOUR FLESH-MAN….YOUR PUTRID FLESH OF THE NATIONS……OR ALIVE TO HIM–SANCTIFIED AND PURE BEFORE HIM?  WOULD YOU BE FOUND BEFORE THE LORD YHWH IN LACK AND DECREASE??  ITS TIME TO OFFER UP THE FAT AND THE UNCLEAN ENTRAILS OF OUR FLESH TONIGHT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE?

 

2 Peter 3:1 says “1 Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders. I want to stir you up to think in a way that is pure

1 Timothy 1:5 says “5The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”

 

Philippians 4:8 says “8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things”   CONSIDER THE LOVE OF MESSIAH THAT WHILE YOU AND I WERE YET CLEARLY VIOLATING THE TORAH’S RIGHTEOUS COMMANDS–THAT HE SO LOVED US THAT HE CHOSE TO CHANGE OUR STATUS FROM UNCLEAN TO CLEAN–FROM GENTILE TO JEW–FROM OUTSIDER TO INSIDER–FROM DEADMAN TO LIVING MAN–FRESH WATER FOR DIRTY–NEW LIVES FOR OLD.  SO TOO LET US BE PURE IN STATUS–HOLY IN MESSIAH’S HOLINESS AND ONE UNITED ISRAEL TOGETHER CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH WITH OUR BLOOD BROTHERS THE BLOOD BORN JEWISH PEOPLE WORLDWIDE!!!  SHABBAT SHALOM.

 

              AND FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS, WE PRAY THAT YOUR PESACH WILL BE PEACEFUL AND REFRESHING, SAFE AND LOVING FULL OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS AROUND YOUR PASSOVER TABLE. CHAG SAMEACH!!!!

 

              ©       2011 Ariel W. Ehrmantrout – All Rights Reserved Worldwide

 

“Are You An Unclean Bride?” by Ariel E……….

Posted in Uncategorized on April 2, 2011 by messianicpastor

This Weeks Torah Portion is “Tazria: And She Conceives”

Leviticus 12:1—13:59

Ezekiel 45:16 -46:18

Priesthood Instructions: Ephesians

“Are You An Unclean Bride?”

Leviticus 13:1-4 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, saying, When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh [like] the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests: And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and [when] the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight [be] deeper than the skin of his flesh, it [is] a plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.

1. FOLLOWING THE WEDDING………

a. Following a Wedding in Hebrew Society—the Betrothed would return to the Fathers House to prepare the “Bridal Chamber” for the reception of the Bride.

 

b. The Groom would work hard, study Torah diligently, pray three times per day for His new family, and work hard—saving all his money for his new Bride.

 

c.  Then when the Father saw that all was ready—he would send His son—most often at midnight to get his bride—but—say this never happened—and the bride groom waited patiently, but the day—still never seemed to arrive.

d.  Then finally—the groom asks His Father—“Why can’t I go get my bride—only to find out that your once beautiful bride has been afflicted with a hideous disease—that came as a result of her sin?  She has been afflicted with “Tzaraot”—and is unclean!

The 10 Root Causes of Tzaraot on the Messiah’s Bride—

IS THIS IS HOW WE APPEAR TO OUR BRIDEGROOM?

Cause #1 THE SIN OF IDOLATRY- SERVING OTHER GOD’S

 

a. Exodus 20:3-6 says, “”You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself  any carved image, or any likeness of  anything that is in heaven above, or that is  in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the  earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For  I, the LORD your God, am a  jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the  children to the third and fourth generations  of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to  those who love Me and keep My commandments.”

 

b. Idolatry can and does take on MANY forms; it manifests as ANYTHING that you place BEFORE God.  Television, Husbands, Wives, Careers, Money, Power, Cigarettes, Internet Pornography, or Religion that denies Torah—all are forms of idolatry.

 

c.  One of the punishments of Idolatry is Tsaraot—Exodus 32:35 says, “”So the LORD  plagued the people because of what they did with the calf  which Aaron made.”

 

Cause #2 THE SIN OF IMMORALITY

a.  Exodus 20:14 says “”You shall not commit adultery.”  And Yeshua expanded on this in Matthew 5:27-28 when He said, “You have heard that it was said to those of old, “You shall not commit adultery.” But I say unto you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.’

 

b.  The way we dress can betray our hearts condition.  Ask yourself, “Would I want my wife or daughter dressing that way before the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords?” You represent the Master of the Universe and the Kingdom of your Father in Heaven; provocative dress and actions are signs of your former status as a “Gentile: which means CONFUSED—PAGAN—UNBELIEVER.”  Is this what you wish for your Wife, Daughter or Husband or Sons to portray for the rest of the world to see?

 

c.  Men—do you watch things that ought to never be viewed by married men?  Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition has become akin to a religious holiday in some Gentile homes—did you ever stop to think that you are lusting over another Man’s Wife or Daughter?? Single men—do you tempt yourself with evil?  Do you look at the actors on TV and lust in your heart?

 

d.  Ladies—do you go out of your way to find tops that cover your “cleavage” or do you find skintight clothing and shirts that accentuate your features? Are there any members of the Bride of Messiah today who stand guilty of the sin of immorality by the way they dress? If so, complete repentance and a change of lifestyle are urgently needed.

 

Cause #3  THE SIN OF MURDER

 

a.  In Exodus 20:13  Torah says “You shall not  murder.”  And Yeshua made this more poignant in Matthew 5:20-22 when He said, “‘You have heard that it was said to those of old, “You shall not murder,” and whoever murders will be in danger  of the judgment. But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, “Raca!” shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, “You fool!” shall be in danger of  hell fire.’

b.  Are you an angry person—constantly judging your brothers and sisters—then you are a murderer! Failure to forgive someone is akin to the sin of murdering their character.  Each time you say your side of ‘the wrong’—you are assassinating the character of the one with whom you have a wrong.  However, when you curse– causing death—the Lord blesses with life and what you mean for destruction—YHWH has caused to manifest as good; so getting angry and dwelling in the house where Tsaraot is manifesting is a huge waste of time!

 

c.  King David’s General Joab murdered a rival general Abner—during a time of War—after David’s had brought a covenant of Peace with Abner—this resulted on a plague of Tsaraot on his house forever  2 Samuel 23:28-29

 

Cause  #4  is “DESECRATING THE NAME OF YHWH”

a.  Exodus 20:7 says, “”You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”

b.  The Word translated in English as “Vain” is the Hebrew Word “SHAV” (Strongs 07723) meaning emptiness, nothingness, and vanity;  and “Take” is from the Hebrew Word “NASA” meaning to bear! Meaning to bear a life of emptiness, nothing less or vanity.

c. Proverbs 28:9 says 9 If anyone turns a deaf ear TO THE LAW, even his prayers are DETESTABLE. Telling others the LAW IS DONE AWAY WITH-and how you don’t have to obey it any longer is why many of you FAIL TO HAVE YOUR PRAYERS.  Yeshua said “I HAVE NOT COME TO DO AWAY WITH THE LAW—BUT TO LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST!!”  Yeshua IS YHWH—and so when He said “Heaven and Earth will pass away—BUT MY WORD/TORAH/LAW/TEACHING AND INSTRUCTIONS—WILL NEVER PASS AWAY!”

d. A life lived outside God’s Teaching and Instructions –while calling on God’s name is the highest form of Vanity—it is stating that YOU know better than God—by a LIFESTYLE that denies His Majesty in your life!

Cause #5  is “ROBBING THE COMMUNITY”
a.  Exodus 20:15 says, “You shall not Steal”  While all stealing is wrong—only one type of stealing results in Tsara’ot—that is overcharging for goods and services!

 

b. Such a situation may occur because the society in which the individual lives is unwilling to provide the assistance needed to help the individual through times of difficulty and back into productive work. The Torah makes it clear that it is every man’s obligation to help his brother or sister who is in actual need.  Do you give to help the Elderly Jews from Russia who has made Aliyah to Israel?  Do you take an hour and teach Orphans to read?  Have you given to the Japanese brothers and sisters or just changed the channel each time a new report on Japan comes on the TV?  WE “DO” WHAT WE “BELIEVE” IN. If you fail to take care of the POOR the WIDOW and the ORPHAN –THEN YOU MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE A BLESSING TO YHWH’S MOST NEEDY CHILDREN.  EMBRACE THE POOR AND OPEN YOUR ARMS TO THE NEEDY FOR IN SO DOING, WE RELEASE THE CHARACTER OF GOD FOR ALL TO SEE!

c.  However, for a merchant (who is already making a living by charging fair prices for his commodities) to overcharge, so that he can gain more money from his customers, is abhorrent to the Jewish community. “A false balance is an abomination to the LORD,  But a just weight is His delight.” (Prov. 11:1)

 

Cause #6 is  “ACTING IN A CAPACITY NOT PERMITTED TO HIM OR HER”

a. Exodus 20:17 says, “”You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet  your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything  that is your  neighbor’s.”

 

b.  Coveting is a hard concept for us to understand– One of the ways in which a person covets is to desire the position or prestige that another person enjoys. This affliction of the heart can take thousands of forms. It might be the desire of a person to be of the opposite sex (Wives lusting for the authority of the Husband—Husbands dumping it on your wives!) It might be the desire of a person to be a leader when they possess no natural leadership skills. It might be the desire of a person to be rich and influential in their community when they have not earned that position.

 

c. The apostle Paul made it very clear that the Bride of Messiah is a body, tidy framed together by God Himself.

 

d. For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. If the foot should say,  ‘Because I am not an eye, I am not of the  body,’ is it therefore not of the body? If the whole  body were an eye, where would  be the hearing: If the whole were  hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set  the members, each one of them in the body just  as He pleased. …  “Now you are the body of  Christ, and members individually. And God has appointed  these in the church first apostles, second prophets,  third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of  healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. Are  all apostles? Are all prophets?  Are all teachers? Are  all workers of miracles? Do all have gifts of healings?  Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But  earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a  more excellent way.” I Cor. 12:12,15-18,27-31)

 

 

Cause # 7 is CONCEIT

a.  Exodus 20:3 says, “‘You shall  have no other gods before Me.” In effect, all of the sins that caused the biblical form of leprosy came from an attitude of conceit. Anytime a person puts himself above others, he is setting himself up for a fall into sin.

 

b. Conceit is the exact opposite of humbleness. Like leaven (a type of sin), it puffs one up. But the Bride of Messiah must learn to walk in “…the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” (I Cor. 5:8)

 

c. It is the natural instinct of the carnal mind to want to put one’s self above other people, for this is the attitude from where the world’s form of self-esteem comes. But it is a false form of self-respect, and one into which the members of the Bride must not fall.

Cause #8 is LASHON HARA—the Evil Tongue
a.  James 4:11-and 12 says, “Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.  12There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you–who are you to judge your neighbor?

 

b. It is important to note that lashon hara is more than just speaking lies about other people. Telling the truth about someone can also fall into the category of lashon hara if the results of one’s statement inflicts injury upon another individual.

 

Cause # 9 is THE EVIL EYE

a.  Matthew 6:22-23 says, “”The lamp of the  body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your  whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, (KJV = evil’), your whole body will  be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in  you is darkness, how great is that darkness.”

 

b.  The greed based Gospel of today’s Christianity—is deceiving people into seeking self-interest—instead of the interest of the week and the needy—who G-d defends!

 

c.  We are the richest Nation on the planet—and we should be sacrificially giving to the needs of others—yet we hoard and hoard in these last days.  In James 5:3 the scripture says, “Your Gold and Silver are corroded.  Their corrosion will testify against you AND EAT YOUR FLESH LIKE FIRE—you have horded wealth in the last days!”

 

Cause #10 is TAKING A VAIN OATH

a.  Have you ever said, “Lord I commit the rest of my LIFE—MY WEALTH—MY CHILDREN—MY HOPES—MY DREAMS TO YOU—WHATEVER YOU WANT FROM ME—I WILL DO!”  THIS IS TAKING AN OATH

 

b. Pledging to “Do God’s Will” while turning your back on Torah—Saying we pledge our lives to Jesus –while ignoring His Commands is taking a vain oath.

 

c. Remember—Take comes from the Hebrew word, “NASA” meaning to “BEAR” meaning we will and do bear the guilt of EVERY TIME we have LIED to G-d!

 

WHAT CAN WE DO TO BE HEALED OF OUR SINS & BE RESTORED?

a. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (I John 1:9) But not just that—Jesus ALWAYS said to those He healed, “..go and sin no more.” (John 8:11).

b. “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us  first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the  gospel of God? “Now ‘If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the  sinner appear?’”

(I Peter 4:17-18)

 

c. “Whosoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.” (I John 3:4) AND Blessed are  the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the LORD!  Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart!  They also do no iniquity; They walk in His ways.” (Psalm 119:1-3)

 

d.  “‘Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Wife has made herself ready.’ “And to her (ONLY) it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.” (Rev. 19:7-8)

 

e.  Yeshua made the way for us to return and be united as one Commonwealth of Israel.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE YOURSELF READY; Our love for Yeshua –is a love that DEMONSTRATES a great desire for entering into  legal covenant behavior no matter what may come your way.

REMEMBER—SIN IS LAWLESSNESS -1 JOHN 3:4— LOVE IS FOUND IN THE STNDARDS SET FOR US IN MESSIAH YESHUA—BUT LOVE JOY PEACE,LONGSUFFERING PATIENCE GENTLENESS AND GOODNESS IS LOVE.  Pursue them with all your heart and lean not upon your own understanding.

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR YOUR KINSMAN REDEEMORS RETURN—WILL HE FIND A PROSTITUTE WITH COLORED LINEN AND PERFUME – SAYING TO STRANGE YOUNG MEN “COME LET US DRINK OF LOVE UNTIL MORNING FOR MY HUSBAND IS GONE ON A LONG JOURNEY AND WILL NOT BE BACK SOON.”  OR WILL YOUR KINSMAN REDEEMER FIND YOU GLEANING IN THE FIELDS OF YOUR FAMILY TO TAKE CARE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE EVERYWHERE?????  BEING A JEW IS NOT BEING ONE OUTWARDLY—BUT BEING A JEW IS BEING ONE INWARDLY; CIRCUMCISION IS NOT MEANT TO BE ONLY OUTWARD AND PHYSICAL—BUT INWARDLY—FOR CIRCUMCISION IS OF THE HEART.  DO YOU LIVE BY YOUR OLD NATURE OR THE NEW ONE FROM ISRAEL??  HOW YOU ANSER THAT QUESTION MIGHT BE THE KEY TO YOUR LIFE IN THE DAYS__WEEKS AND YEARS THAT ARE SOON TO FALL UPON US ALL.  THINK ABOUT IT…………

 

SHABBAT SHALOM and SHAVUATOV

© 2011 Ariel Ehrmantrout

All Rights Reserved Worldwide

 

 

 


“Unauthorized Fire” by Ariel E…………….

Posted in Uncategorized on March 20, 2011 by messianicpastor

 

This Week’s Torah Portion is: Shemini / Eighth

Leviticus  9:1 to 11:47

HafTarah Ezekiel 36:16-38

Priesthood Instructions: Galatians

 

Today’s Reading LEVITICUS 10:1-2 “Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them.  And fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD”

 

1.  Offering “unauthorized” fire to the LORD

A. Abihu and Nadav—Sons of Aharon—were chosen to lead the Children of Israel into Holiness—but chose their own path   Lev. 10:1-2

 

B. Called by the LORD—they wore their Priestly Tunics (The Tunic was the outward sign of God’s separation—just like when Rabbi Sha’ul says we are to “Cloth yourself in Messiah/Torah”)   Lev.10:5  Romans 13:14

 

C. Set apart as priests—they were Part of the Royal Priesthood  Numbers 3:3

 

D. They were trained in the Word of God—Moses trained them in the Ways of God — Luke16:29  says, “Abraham saith unto him, they have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.”

 

2.  These Brothers took the Holy Fire and misused it

A. The Holy fire was for atonement—the LORD’s fire consumed the Chatas and Asham Offerings  Num 16:46

 

B. These brothers took what God provided for holiness and defiled it with their “own” religious activities  Lev 10:1-2

 

C. Moses had provided the model for them to minister by to please God Lev 8:36

 

D. This violation of Torah—required a Sin offering—which they paid with their lives Romans 6:23 says, “For the Wages of Sin is Death…”

 

3.  Like Abihu and Nadav many today are making “Unauthorized Fire”

A.  God’s Torah—His Word– is the Holy Fire of the Spirit EX.3:2  Yet people take its fire and refuse to obey it  Gen 4:2 says2Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

 

B.  The Anointing—The separating out sign of Holiness– of the Spirit—given as a sign of those who follow the LORD has been sold for who can make the most dramatic presentation .  Ex 40:15 “And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations”

 

C. God’s Festivals and Feasts—have been exchanged for Demon Idolatry—Passover has become “Easter”—Chanukah—which once stood for rejection of Greek thoughts and ways—has been exchanged for Santa Claus and “baby Jesus—away in a manger”  Deut5:32; Deut 11:32, 2 Kings 17:37, Matt 28:20

 

4.  Today’s “Unauthorized Fire”

 

A.  God’s diet has been exchanged for a ‘freedom’ to speed up our own death.  Moses lived to 120 and the average American Male lives to be 73—with a world average of 59.  Lev. 11

 

B.  Shabbat (The Holy Sabbath) has been exchanged for Sunday Worship (Worshipping on the day named to celebrate “Saturn”—a Greek Pagan god. This is why it was called “sun-god-day!”  EX 35:2 says, “Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.”

 

5.  Deviation from God’s pattern results in deadly consequences for all mankind

 

A.  Eating unauthorized food deceived Adam and Eve and made them unclean bringing death upon themselves, physically and spiritually (Genesis 3:1-13).

 

B.  Eating unauthorized food can open up the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. Today pornography is rampant and with the help of the Internet, television, movies, and magazines etc. it seems to be gaining acceptable status in a society with out Torah, the teaching and instruction of YHVH. In a past report from Focus on the Family, Dr. James Dobson, stated that when the popular Christian Promise Keepers conference comes to town the hotels report a surge of X rated movies during that time period. One Promise Keepers speaker shared that of the 25,000 men at one of the conferences, approximately half the men came forward to repent for cheating on their wives. Blood in the meat directly affects a person’s sexual drive and appetite. Sexual sin passes on to the third and fourth generations through the DNA. Lust is not love. Check out the diet, this may be an entry point for lust of the flesh.

6. Deviation from God’s pattern results in deadly consequences for all mankind

 

A.  Unclean foods were considered to be the food of pagan worship to their idols, pig especially as we see in the story of the Maccabees. Pagan cults use blood in their feasts to get the desired effect they want. “What agreement is there between the temple of YHVH and idols? For we are the temple of the living Elohim.2 Corinthians 6:16.

B.  When blood builds up in the body it could open the door to the occult realm and unclean practices. Eyes linger a little longer on unclean subjects, aggressive behavior and anger become acceptable, defensive attitudes enter along with depression and unclean thoughts are entertained.  A weakened spiritual walk can loose its passion and enthusiasm for YHVH. Distractions and loss of interest will eventually separate a person away from Yeshua. Touching the unclean realm makes us unclean. Do we desire to have a deeper walk and glean deeper revelations in His Word? Look into the diet, this is the first starting point, as our diet reflects our spiritual condition. We are what we eat!

 

7.  Pork and Unauthorized Foods—the unauthorized fire that consumes man  Lev. 11

A. Do the Leviticus 11 food prohibitions still apply today?  Malachi 3:6 saysI YHVH DO NOT CHANGE” and Hebrews 13:8 says, “Yeshua is the same yesterday today and forever!”

 

B.  The “Other White Meat,” A quote from Dr. Tessler, a well known doctor wrote in the book “The Genesis Diet,” “Pigs are known to carry up to 200 diseases and 18 different parasites and worms, including the deadly worm called trichinella spiralis. This worm is commonly called trichinosis and there is no known cure for these spiral worms. The trichinae worms are so small and transparent that only trained inspectors using high-powered microscopes can detect their existence. Trichinosis can cripple or even kill anyone that eats as little as a forkful of contaminated food! Trichinosis can mimic other diseases such as arthritis, rheumatism, or typhoid fever.’

 

8.  Abihu and Nadav represent our “self-righteous” behaviors—our striving for religion rather than obedience.

A.  All attempts to offer a righteousness that is not acceptable to God through works that are devoid of faithful obediencewill be consumed by fire.

B. All attempts to offer a “faith” that is belief based and totally devoid of obedience to Gods teaching and instructions—will also be consumed by fire.

C. Only in living out God’s Torah—and teaching others to do so will we hope to see any reward from Messiah!   Matthew 5:19 Says, “”Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

 

D. Unauthorized fire—turning our back on God’s righteous requirements and doing what we “think is religiously correct”—or what someone explained to us that “Paul the Apostle said” –we are committing Cain’s sacrifice—and is demonstrating “the Mark of the Beast”—the SIGN of lawlessness; the 666—or the “Me” –“Myself” and “I.” Then MY WAY becomes the highway that my life follows and is based on my own emotions.  Yeshua says to people who are late for the wedding celebration “Depart from Me –for I NEVER KNEW YOU!”

 

Not once does the Master say “Depart from Me—for “YOU DID NOT KNOW ME;” SO WHY DO TEACHERS TODAY SPEND TIME ASKING YOU IF –YOU—KNOW– YESHUA???????????????? DOES THE JEWISH MESSIAH KNOW YOU?  DO YOU KEEP HIS HOLIDAYS AND SABBATHS?  DO YOU EAT ACCORDING TO HIS INSTRUCTIONS?  DO YOU CALL UNCLEAN—ALL HE CALLS UNCLEAN?  BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED BY MODERN “GREASY  GRACE.”

 

7.  4 Steps to the Kingdom of God

#1.  Separate yourself from the worldly system that’s invaded the Church Today by coming out and becoming and living as a “Jew by choice” Leviticus 11:44-47 “For I am YHVH your Elohim. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth. ‘For I am YHVH, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, to be your God; thus you shall be holy for I am holy.'”

 

#2.  Renounce your Self-Righteousness—doing it your own way—this includes your “church mind.” Isaiah 64:6 says, “But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses [are] as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”

#3.  Live your life like Yeshua lived His— leave the “Cult of Love that has no boundaries” for the true Love of God1 John 5:3 saysFor this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

#4.  Great will your reward be in Heaven! 1 Peter 1:14-16 (the parallel passage to Leviticus 11:44-47) Peter said, “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” And Matthew 5:19-20 says, “”Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. “For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven!

 

This message may cost you all you have known—but it will give you all there is to give.  Yeshua paid the price for our ability to enter into the people of Israel—do not spend one day more asleep in the light as the darkness of this late hour is fast coming to its apex and the man of evil will soon be revealed. This message is simple: IF IT SAYS DO IT—DO IT, and IF SOMEONE SAYS ANY OF GOD’S WORD IS DONE AWAY WITH TODAY—THEY ARE OFFERING UNAUTHORIZED FIRE TO THE LORD AND WILL END LIKE NADAB AND ABIHU!

Chag Sameach, Shabbat Shalom!

© 2011 Ariel Ehrmantrout  –  All Rights Reserved Worldwide

 

“And He Called” by Ariel E……………

Posted in Uncategorized on March 13, 2011 by messianicpastor

THIS WEEKS TORAH PORTION:  VAYIKRA –AND HE CALLED

LEVITICUS 1:1-5:26

Haftarah Isaiah 43:21-44:23

Priesthood Readings 2 Corinthians 1-5

 

 

“What Do They Mean:  The Levitical Sacrifices”

Leviticus 4:1-4

“Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘If a person sins unintentionally in any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and commits any of them, if the anointed priest sins so as to bring guilt on the people, then let him offer to the LORD a bull without defect as a sin offering for the sin he has committed. ‘He shall bring the bull to the doorway of the tent of meeting before the LORD, and he shall lay his hand on the head of the bull and slay the bull before the LORD.”

2. Leviticus is the continuation of the book of Exodus

The Master Builder has built a home—A Tabernacle in each of us.  We are His Temple—the body is the Temple of the Ruach HaKodesh or the Spirit Most Holy.

But if we do not follow the blueprints for successful completion of our building then we will not have the same outcome as we see modeled by James, Peter, Paul and the rest of the Talmidim (Disciple Priesthood)!

 

Matthew 7:24-27 says, 24“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on THE ROCK. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

3. Moving in to receive the Blessings of Your Inheritance

The Abrahamic Covenant STARTED as an UNCONDITIONAL covenant—yet even this relationship developed RELATIONSHIP REQUIREMENTS over time.  Yes…as Rabbi Shaul has taught us– Abraham BELIEVED and THIS BELIEF IS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS; but he also was REQUIRED to CIRCUMCISE HIS HOUSEHOLD—LEAVE HIS FATHERS HOME—SACRIFICE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON–but the MOSAIC COVENANT IS CONDITIONAL. Abraham’s TRUST BASED COVENANT started with the CHILD LIKE TRUST If you do not do it—you FOREFEIT YOUR COVANENTAL BLESSINGS listed in Deuteronomy 28.

However—as we grow, we begin to mature and as we do—WE BEGIN TAKING ON RESPONSIBILITIES THAT COME WITH OUR GROWTH AND THESE RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT OPTIONAL BUT COME WITH REWARD!  It is a privilege to walk in the Mosaic Covenant—its our choice—God wants HIS covenant BRIDE to walk with him as a “free will offering of the Heart!” (Ex. 35:21)  Be very clear on this:  NO JEW WAS EVER TAUGHT THAT THEY GOT TO HEAVEN BY DOING SACRIFICES—OR THAT THROUGH MINDLESS ADHERENCE TO THE TEACHINGS OF LEVITICUS AND THE PRIESTHOOD—THAT THIS WORKS BASED FAITH WAS MEANT TO SAVE THEM FROM AN ETERNITY OF SEPARATION FROM GOD.  THIS IS A LIE THAT IS PASSED ON GENERATION FROM GENERATION WITHIN THE FORMER GENTILE CHURCH AS A JUSTIFICATION FOR SEPARATION FROM THE JEWISH PEOPLE……AND IT IS AN OUTRIGHT LIE.

Now that the Children had built the Tabernacle, and GOd had “moved into His dwelling” it was time to learn HOW to WALK with God in HIS RESIDENCE—IN A DAILY COMMUNION OF FELLOWSHIP WITH THE HOLY ONE—BLESSED BE HE!

TODAY–YOU are the Temple of God and it is important to learn how to function as the Temple and the area’s and details that give you the MAXIMUMS of “LIFE” with God!  CAN PEOPLE COME TO YOU AND EXPERIENCE THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT; OR THE LOVE AND FORGIVENESS OF GOD??  THESE ARE REEQUIREMENTS OF THE TEMPLE.

4. The function of the Priesthood is done today by US!   1 Peter 2:5

The Book of Leviticus is OUR instruction booklet on how to live in the Tabernacle of God!

 

The Book of Leviticus is our instruction manual for drawing near to God

The Ancient Sages taught that not everyone did the offerings; it was the function of the sacrifices to make one HOLY!

The sacrificial walk—was meant for all—but NOT EVERYONE PARTICIPATED—ONLY those who sought a deeper walk of Holiness with God!

5. THE OLAH Offering—a Volunteer offering (Lev 1:1-17)

THE OLAH—This Offering is the Elevation Offering—smoke ascending to God.

The Greek word for OLAH is “HOLOCAUSTIA” –meaning wholly and totally consumed

The OLAH was offered for “IMPURE THOUGHTS” and “FAILURE TO PERFORM A REQUIRED ACTION” and this offering was Voluntary or it was not accepted
(IS 1:11-20)

The Animals represent people (remember Acts 10:9-29 and PETERS SHEET VISION) and the OLAH is how we treat others today as it says in Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves!”

6. The Meal Offering or the MINCHAH—a Volunteer Offering (Lev 2:1-17)

This is the Grain Offering—this is a GIFT OF GRATITUDE TO GOD

The flour made of this grain was mixed with Oil and Incense

The MINCHAH always includes Salt: Salt can destroy and preserve-just like TORAH.   Mark 9:49-50 says, “49Everyone will be salted with fire. “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”

The GRAIN OFFERING TODAY—is our Shabbat Meal—we call Kiddush

 

7. The Fellowship/Peace Offering-r SHELAMIM –volunteer offering (Lev 3: 1-17)

Shelamim comes from the word Shalem—or SHALOM. This is blessing God with a Holy Greeting.

The SHELAMIM or FELLOWSHIP OFFERING today is our meeting on SHABBAT. Staying outside God’s Camp on Sabbath does not constitute keeping the fellowship offering requirement!

If we try to keep the peace of Shabbat—but quarrel all the way to services—or hold offenses against or brothers and sisters—do we think God will accept this sacrifice? (Matt 5:22-24) BE ASSURED THAT HE WILL NOT!

The first three offerings were voluntary—they are the Heartbeat of the TABERNACLE.

 

 

8. The SIN OFFERING—or CHATAS and the GUILT OFFERING or ASHAM Both were Required—Lev 4:1-5:13 and Lev 5:14-6:7

 

The SIN OFFERING—is required for unintentional sins resulting from CARELESSNESS or LAXNESS with the things of G-d.

NO ONE in ALL ISRAEL WAS EXEMPT (Romans 3:23)

The Guilt Offering—is required for a person who unintentionally misappropriated sanctuary property –any sin against the body

 

It also covers intentional sins like LYING-TALKING ABOUT OTHERS (LASHON HARA)—any inherent STATUS destruction of our neighbors or OURSELVES—YESHUA IS OUR SIN AND GUILT OFFERING!

9. How do we live this today?

 

a. We purge our Greek minds and renew our Hebrew minds—and esteem others better than ourselves (Elevated Burnt Offering)

b. We live as Salt in the World Destroying Sin and Preserving Righteousness in “Communion” with the Spirit of God (Grain Offering)

 

c. We fellowship together on Shabbat and not go our own way—This is the “true meaning of being Peacemakers (Fellowship Offering)

d. We accept Yeshua’s gift for our Sins—by NOT SINNING ANYMORE—MEANING NOT VIOLATING THE TORAH ANYMORE–and by NOT DWELLING ON GUILT–BUT WHAT GOD’S WORD SAYS ABOUT US! (This is the Sin and Guilt Sacrifice)

THESE ARE THE STEPS WE MUST TAKE TO MATURITY—YOU WILL NEVER GROW UP IN THE PROGRESSION OF OUR FOREFATHER ABRAHAM—IF WE DO NOT FOLLOW OUR COMMANDED INSTRUCTIONS THAT LEAD TO HOLINESS.  SIN IS VIOLATING THE TORAH—BREAKING ITS LAWS INSTRUCTIONS AND TEACHINGS.  IF WE OBEY THE TORAH’S RIGHTEOUS COMMANDS—WE PROVE OUR LOVE FOR YHWH—AND IF WE WILL NOT DO THEM, THEN WE PROVE OURSELVES TO BE A LIAR AND HIS TRUTH IS NOT WITHIN US.

 

THE TEST IS SIMPLE: DO YOU KEEP THE SABBATH FROM FRIDAY NIGHT AT SUNDOWN TO SATURDAY NIGHT AT SUNDOWN?  DO YOU CELEBRATE THE HOLY PASSOVER?  DO YOU EXPRESS YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR NEIGHBOR IN THE SAME WAY THAT YOU EXPRESS YOUR LOVE FOR YOURSELF?  DO YOU HAVE A CIRCUMCISED HEART—AS EVIDENCED BY WHAT YOU “DO” AND NOT WHAT YOU SAY YOU BELIEVE. AS YA’AKOV (JAMES) THE LORDS BROTHER SAID SO LONG AG0—“YOU SHOW ME YOUR FAITH WITHOUT CORRESPONDING WORKS AND I WILL SHOW YOU MY FAITH DEMONSTRATED BY THE WORKS THAT I DO.”

 

THINK ABOUT IT LIKE THIS: WAS IT WHAT YESHUA “BELIEVED IN” THAT LED TO HIS SALVATION—OR WAS IT WHAT HE DID THAT WAS BASED ON HIS ULTIMATE KNOWLEDGE AND TRUST IN THE TORAH: GOD’S TEACHING AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HOLY LIFE?  HOW YOU ANSWER MAY REVEAL THE CONDITION OF YOUR HEART…

 

SHABBAT SHALOM AND SHAVUATOV

 

©2011 ARIEL EHRMANTROUT  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WORLDWIDE

Casting Down Imaginations” by Ariel E………..

Posted in Uncategorized on March 6, 2011 by messianicpastor

This Weeks Torah Portion: Pekudei—Accountings Of

Exodus 38:21-40:28

Haftarah: 2 Kings 12:1-17

Priesthood Writings: 1 Corinthians 11-16

CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS:  Much of our battle today is against fear”

Scripture Reading 2 Corinthians 5:3-6

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of Elohim, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Mashiach. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.”

1. Fear is a spirit—that comes from the realm of death—its strongman spirit is “Fear of Death” and most of us live our lives in fear of death.  We fear the unknown, loss of our reputation, job loss, health loss, spousal loss, financial loss, loss from liability, loss from nuclear war, loss from hurricanes, basically—we walk in constant fear.

 

a. Fear is the power of the realm of darkness—When Adam and Chavah sinned—it was Death that brought about the spirit of Fear.

 

Genesis 3:6-10 says “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD Elohim as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD Elohim among the trees of the garden.  But the LORD Elohim called to the man, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

 

Romans 5:12 saysTherefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned”

b. Faith is the counter opposite of fear—in fear you have no control-only death has control—in Faith Elohim gives you perfect control

 

Isaiah 26:3 says You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.”

c. Fear left long enough—is referred to as an imagination—and idol that exalts itself against Elohim

 

2 Corinthians 10:5 says “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of Elohim, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Mashiach.”

 

d. Elohim has not given us a Spirit of Fear—it is something that we mix with the holiness of His Name!

 

2 Timothy 1:7 says “For Elohim did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”

 

Romans 8:15 says “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

2. Fear only has power when it is backed by the realm of Death

a. Before Messiah, the Realm of Death ruled the Earth

 

Romans 5:14 “Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come.”

 

Romans 5:17 “For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive Elohim’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Yahushua Mashiach.”

b. Death is the power of Lawlessness

 

Colossians 1:13 says “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins”

 

Deuteronomy 30:15-19 says “See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the LORD your Elohim, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your Elohim will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other Elohims and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live

c. By Taking on Flesh, Elohim removed the realm of Death from power

 

2 Cor 5:21 says “Elohim made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of Elohim”

 

1 Cor 15:54-55 says of Death “When the perishable has been clothed with the perishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” Where, O death, is your victory?

d. Death prosecuted an innocent man—shedding innocent blood so that we would be free to walk in the Light of Elohim

 

Matthew 27:4  saysI have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.” “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”

3. Perfect Love—which is the Torah—casts our all fear.

a. Fear is an illusion—you cannot kill something that is already dead

Colossians 2:20 says “Since you died with Mashiach to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules”

Colossians 3:3 says “For you died, and your life is now hidden with Mashiach in Elohim”.

 

b. Natural Death is our ticket to Gan Eden

 

Luke 23:43—Yeshua speaking to the thief on the Cross said “Yahushua answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” This comes from the Hebrew word 6508 PARDEC—meaning Joyful Garden!

 

c. The Torah of Life has freed us from the Law of Death

 

Romans 8:2 says “because through Mashiach Yahushua the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death

 

d. s.a.Tan is Defeated—he is powerless—he has no power any longer—only you can bring about the realm of death back into your life through lawlessness!

 

Hebrews 2:14Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil.”

E. So what is there to Fear? Remember when Yeshua showed up at the home of the little girl who died upon His arrival.   The professional mourners were wailing—people were crying and the scene was one of general chaos.  Yeshua said “FEAR NOT—THE LITTLE GIRL IS NOT DEAD AS YOU BELIEVE—BUT SHE IS ASLEEP.”  Then the crowd laughed at Him; so he sent them away-and told the girls’ parents to FEAR NOT—ONLY TRUST.  Then the Master said “Arise” and the spirit returned to her and she got up and Yeshua instructed them to feed her.  WHY? Was it because there is NO DEATH IN HIS PRESENCE?  Absent from the body is present with the Lord—how can FEAR BE PRESENT?  Only those who don’t believe will fear because they don’t understand that your relatives who pass on before you are “not dead as you suppose—they too are only asleep.”  THAT IS WHAT IT MEANS WHEN IT SAYS “DEATH WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY WHERE IS YOUR STING.”  Those who die are still present in the Garden of Eden which is still here on earth—but in a real that we cannot see.  There is NOTHING to FEAR when we walk in FAITHFUL OBEDIENCE TO THE MESSIAH’S COMMANDMENTS.  Even as the little girl was not dead—neither are those who have gone on before us.  THUS, if death is not to be feared—then fear is wasted time spent torementing ourselves until such time as we feel worthy to move on.

“CHAZAK CHAZAK V’NIT HAZECK”—BE STRONG, BE STRONG AND LET US BE STRENGTHENED!

Shabbat Shalom and have a great week!

(C) 2011 Ariel Ehrmantrout  All Rights Reserved Worldwide

 

“A Faithful Wife” by Ariel E…………….

Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2011 by messianicpastor

Yayakhel: And He Assembled

Exodus 35:1-38:20

Haftarah 1 Kings 7:13-26

Priesthood Writings:1 Corinthians 1-10

“Diary of a Faithful Wife Proverbs 31:10-31

 

“Who can find a virtuous wife?

For her worth is far above rubies.

11The heart of her husband safely trusts her;

So he will have no lack of gain.

12She does him good and not evil

All the days of her life.

13She seeks wool and flax,

And willingly works with her hands.

14She is like the merchant ships,

She brings her food from afar.

15She also rises while it is yet night,

And provides food for her household,

And a portion for her maidservants.

16She considers a field and buys it;

From her profits she plants a vineyard.

17She girds herself with strength,

And strengthens her arms.

18She perceives that her merchandise is good,

And her lamp does not go out by night.

19She stretches out her hands to the distaff,

And her hand holds the spindle.

20She extends her hand to the poor,

Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.

21She is not afraid of snow for her household,

For all her household is clothed with scarlet.

22She makes tapestry for herself;

Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

23Her husband is known in the gates,

When he sits among the elders of the land.

24She makes linen garments and sells them,

And supplies sashes for the merchants.

25Strength and honor are her clothing;

She shall rejoice in time to come.

26She opens her mouth with wisdom,

And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

27She watches over the ways of her household,

And does not eat the bread of idleness.

28Her children rise up and call her blessed;

Her husband also, and he praises her:

29″Many daughters have done well,

But you excel them all.”

30Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,

But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

31Give her of the fruit of her hands,

And let her own works praise her in the gates.”

 

1.  Will the Lord find in us a Faithful Wife?

A.  A TRUE Marriage is not based on feelings—but on steadfast acts of the will.  Jesus never said—IF YOU LOVE ME—make sure I have warm and fuzzy feelings!  Quite to the contrary.  Jesus taught consistently that IF we LOVED God—that we would OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS—so thus HATE must be the opposite of loving OBEDIENCE to Torah.  Further we are commanded to love our Neighbor as ourselves—this means loving our neighbor—AS THE TORAH.  1 John 4:20 says, “If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? Yet we have become professional—world class—HATERS—of the Church—other Messianic groups etc!

 

B.  A Faithful Wife always prefers the other—so why is it we spend so much time killing the other? The Scripture in John 10:12 says that “But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.”  Will you prefer the people in your life who do not know the Torah yet—as you do—or will you run away so that they are scattered by the Wolves?

 

C.  A Faithful Wife seeks no reputation—Why is everyone in this movement jockeying for Titles and positions?  Philippians 2:5-8 says that the KING OF KINGS—MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE,5Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” If our brother succeeds—then why do we get jealous—and covet their success and prospering?

 

D.  A Faithful wife is a hard worker—So–why then do we focus on being expert talkers? We gossip and slander our neighbors—our old Churches—our family members. James 4:11 says “Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the Torah and judges the Torah. But if you judge the Torah, you are not a doer of the Torah but a judge. 12There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?”  Yet we do it every day—and cannot understand why we are not raising the dead??

 

2.  Living the Dead Mans Life—The Key to being a Faithful Wife for Messiah.

A.  Colossians 3:3 says, “For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God”

 

 

B. Dead People do not get offended-Luke 7:23 says, “And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” And John 16:1 goes on to say, “These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.”  A Bride who is crucified with Messiah to her own selfish desires—cannot be offended—only the living can be offended!

 

C.  Dead people do not nag and complain—James 5:9 says, “Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.”  When we complain and murmur against things in our life—we are agreeing with the realm of darkness.  We become guilty of sowing seeds to our own destruction.  What you say WILL come near you—and what you hear—you will repeat—this is a never ending cycle of death in your life—that ALL starts with a complaint—which is nothing more than seeking your own rights. In John 8:50—Yeshua—who had EVERY RIGHT TO SEEK GLORY say this, “I am not seeking glory for myself. But there is One who brings glory to me. He is the judge” And John tells us explicitly in 1 John 4:20Anyone who says he loves God but in fact hates his brother or sister is a liar. He doesn’t love his brother or sister, whom he has seen. So he can’t love God, whom he has not seen.”  If you are hating the Church—or harboring bitter roots judgments against Christianity or Christians—you ARE NOT walking in the faith—you are being fooled by a religious spirit!

 

D.  A Dead person will not answer back a word—because they are dead to themselves and live to Messiah’s deepest truths and that the weightiest matters of Torah are not having the perfect Haggadah—but the perfected love walk!

 

3.  Are you willing to be a faithful wife: 11 steps to being a Torah bride:

 

1-  Be Of Noble Character (a good name…) If I went back to your last Church—what would they tell me about You?  Proverbs 22:1 says, “A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.” Is your name interchangeable on people’s lips—with that of Yeshua’s?

 

2.  Brings good and not harm—Love does your neighbor no harm—this is a Royal Commandment with a promise.  But if you are slandering the Church then how can you justify the Scripture that reads: “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My Prophets no harm.”  God is working out their salvation—they are His responsibility to change—and you cannot change them anyway—ONLY YHWH can give someone a new heart!

 

3.  Are you willing for Gods work—When was the Last time you led someone into a personal relationship with Yeshua Messiah—followed up with them in discipleship and got them plugged in a good body?  Matthew 28:19-20 says “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” We obviously have accomplished our mission—since we have tons of time to attack others?  YHWH is looking for people willing to follow wherever HE may lead—are you?

 

 

4.  Will you provide food for the Family? James 2:15-17 says, “If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?” Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. It is not enough to identify the need—we need to be doing something to meet it!  Great Torah teachers feed the poor—clothe the naked and visit those sick and in Prison—they don’t become big on the conference network!

 

5.  Will you work vigorously?  Hebrews 3:13 says, “13But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”  A vigorous worker is one that will not quit—will not slow until the job is done.  Will Messiah find you working in the field or will He return to find your feet up?

 

6.  Profit in what you do? Are you becoming profitable in all you do?  The Scripture says in Isaiah 48:17Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go”  Perhaps you have forgotten the good things YHWH had given you—he will not send you forward until you are faithful where you are!

 

7.  Gives to the poor and the needy—When was the last time you fed the homeless—clothed the naked—gave somebody on a street corner?  It is our obligation to protect the poor—the widow and the orphan.  Zechariah 7:9-10 says, “9″Thus has the LORD of hosts said, ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother; 10and do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.’

 

 

8.  Provides covering and shelter—When was the last time you mentored another leader—or someone with a calling on His or Her life?  Mentoring—or covering is a critical thing we are missing in the Messianic movement.  We are full of John Wayne wannabee’s—and hi ho silver away—lone Rangers.  Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 12:20-21But now there are many members, but one body. 21And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”  So how can we so easily walk away from our former relationships and sever the peoples hope of ever turning to Torah—as they attribute the loss of you as a friend with the Torah—though it had nothing to do that!

 

9.  She speaks nothing BUT TORAH!  Proverbs 31:6 says, “She opens her mouth in wisdom,  And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”  And Psalm 37:30 says30The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.”  Righteousness comes only through the Living Torah—Yeshua HaMoshiach Isaiah 54:17—“No weapon formed against you—every tongue that rises against you—you will condemn—this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord—and their RIGHTEOUSNESS IS FROM ME SAYS THE (Lord) YHWH!”  Is your life crying out Yeshua righteousness and Torah—or your own?

 

10.  Never Lazy (unprofitable servant)—in Matthew 25:24-29 Yeshua teaches “24″And the one also who had received the one talent came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering where you scattered no seed.    25’And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’ 26″But his master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed. 27’Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest. 28′ Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.’ 29″For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.

 

11.  Fear the YHWH—from a Hebrew mind—means intimacy with YHWH.  We are to have a relationship with YHWH –that is reflected in the lives of other men and women—this relationship MUST expose that we are “Penei” with YHWH!

 

A. It is only when we are flowing in these traits that YHWH will call US a FAITHFUL WIFE! Let us strive to be the virtuous women for YHWH.  Eph 5:25-27 says that Messiah Yeshua,25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.

 

In this portion the Lord instructs Moses to build the Tabernacle—the moving mobile temple that the Israelites would use in the wilderness.  The Lord predicated that the people give “as those who are moved in their heart” were led.  Those whose heart lead them to serve—to give—to love are those who are demonstrating the faithful heart of the wife of YHWH.

 

This week as you pass by the homeless, if you are moved to help them, then by all means do what your heart is telling you to do.  If you are not led to help in a situation—then do not.  YHWH knows your heart and what the intents of it are and the motivations and purposes behind all that you do.  There is no way that we can fool the Lord God of Israel—but we can surely fool ourselves.  A faithful Bride is one that is never complacent about being a Bride. Every life matters, and every life is important; you never know—the person you are serving may in fact be an Angel you are attending………unaware.  Let us all make an attempt to be better Brides this week –so we can never be compared to a bridesmaid.  Shabbat Shalom, and Shavuatov; remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the peace of all Israel everywhere this week!

©2011 Ariel Ehrmantrout – All rights reserved worldwide

 

“Don’t Turn Back” by Ariel E………….

Posted in Uncategorized on February 20, 2011 by messianicpastor

This Weeks Torah Portion: Ki Tisa – “When You Elevate”

Exodus 30:11-34:35

This Weeks Haftarah is Ezekiel 36:16-38

Priesthood Readings Romans 13-16

Todays Reading : Exodus 33:7-23

4When the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned and no man put on his ornaments.   5For the Lord had said to Moses, Say to the Israelites, You are a stiff-necked people! If I should come among you for one moment, I would consume and destroy you. Now therefore [penitently] leave off your ornaments, that I may know what to do with you.  6And the Israelites left off all their ornaments, from Mount Horeb onward. 7Now Moses used to take [his own] tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting [of God with His own people]. And everyone who sought the Lord went out to [that temporary] tent of meeting which was outside the camp.  8When Moses went out to the tent of meeting, all the people rose and stood, every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses until he had gone into the tent.9When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the door of the tent, and the Lord would talk with Moses. 10And all the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the tent door, and all the people rose up and worshiped, every man at his tent door.   11And the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. Moses returned to the camp, but his minister Joshua son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the [temporary prayer] tent.  12Moses said to the Lord, See, You say to me, Bring up this people, but You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You said, I know you by name and you have also found favor in My sight.  13Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You [progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, perceiving and recognizing and understanding more strongly and clearly] and that I may find favor in Your sight. And [Lord, do] consider that this nation is Your people.   14And the Lord said, My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.  15And Moses said to the Lord, If Your Presence does not go with me, do not carry us up from here!    16For by what shall it be known that I and Your people have found favor in Your sight? Is it not in Your going with us so that we are distinguished, I and Your people, from all the other people upon the face of the earth?  17And the Lord said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have asked, for you have found favor, loving-kindness, and mercy in My sight and I know you personally and by name.  18And Moses said, I beseech You, show me Your glory.   19And God said, I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim My name, THE LORD, before you; for I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy and loving-kindness on whom I will show mercy and loving-kindness.  20But, He said, You cannot see My face, for no man shall see Me and live.  21And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place beside Me, and you shall stand upon the rock,  22And while My glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.  23Then I will take away My hand and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”

1.  Moses Pitched His Tent outside the Camp

A. This is a picture of BELIEVERS in this last day waking up from its deception and Torahlessness.

1-Replacement theology—greed in prosperity messages that work only for the enrichment of the Pastor—a place where healing never occurs: Binding that never really works—as the enemy is back the next day? This is all symptomatic of the Last Days Congregation that lost its 1st love: TORAH!  If you love God—then you will do what he commands; Yeshua said “IF YOU LOVE ME—KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS!”  The Torah was the only Bible that Yeshua the early congregation had. Doing what is says WAS, IS NOW and ALWAYS WILL BE THE SIGN OF LOVE FOR THE AUTHOR.

B. Like Abraham was called to leave His Father’s House—because of Idol Worship—we too are called to leave behind the way of Powerless—Idolatrous CATHOLICISED Christianity—to become HEBREW: Meaning “To Cross over” from “The Death” of Torahlessness to the “Life” of Torah obedience. This “Crossing over moves us from Death to Life! DT 28  TURNING OUR CURSING INTO BLESSING-AND CHANGING OUR STATUS FROM GENTILE TO HEBREW!

2. The Tent of Meeting: Moses led the people to the Glory Cloud

a. Moses separated himself from the people and the Glory Cloud Tabernacled with Him Ex. 33:9-10 John 1:1-3, 14   Do You EVER get alone with God?

b. Moses would speak to God Face to Face, as a man would with His friend 33:11 Gods Friends do what He commands, like Moses did! Yeshua said you are my friends “IF” you do as I command you! John 15:14

3. The Tent of Meeting: Moses led the people to the Glory Cloud

c. Moses left the Tent, but Joshua would never leave the Tent.
1. Moses is a type of the first covenant-of the Levite Priesthood (atonement only available at YOM KIPPUR through atonement sacrifices—but with no cleansing of your Mind!) and Joshua is a type of Messiah and the Malki-Tzadekian Priesthood (Where Not only Atonement, but Pardon–as if your crimes against God NEVER HAPPENED also has become ours through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus!!)

d. Moses leaving the Shekinah Glory at the tent of Meeting, is a type of Messiah’s coming first as the suffering Servant—and Joshua’s staying is a type of Yeshua’s staying in the glory cloud to lead the people into the promised land!

4. Moses goes up the Mountain to get the Second Torah Tablets

a. The first tablets were broken to pieces when the 3000 Israelites worshipped the Golden Calf—denying the covenant promise they made in Exodus 19:7-8 A type of Messiah’s body broken for our violations of Torah.

b. Moses Crushed up the Golden Calf idol into Dust—mixed it with water and made the people drink it. Why? This was the commandment for determining an adulterous Bride Numbers 5:14-27

5. Moses goes up the Mountain to get the Second Torah Tablets

c. 3000 People were suffering from distended Bellies and Rotten Thighs! For these people there was no further offering for Sin—so the Wages of Sin became instant death to those who wished to return to the gods of Egypt that YHWH had defeated and forbid Israel to return to.

d. Hebrews 10:26 says, “26For if we go on deliberately and willingly sinning after once acquiring the knowledge of the Truth, (TORAH) there is no longer any sacrifice left to atone for [our] sins [no further offering to which to look forward].” SO DEATH IS REQUIRED if you go on sinning after embracing Torah! Have you purged the Evil from your life—or is DEATH MANIFESTING AT YOUR DOOR?

6. The Torah Tablets ARE Yeshua—The LIVING TABERNACLE

a. Moses Received the 10 D’varim—Which most call 10 Commandments—but were there only 10 Words on there?

b. Hebrew word for Commandment is “Mitzvah”—which is NOT used here. Here the Scripture says Moses received the 10 D’Varim—Or Ten Words written by Gods own finger!

7. The Torah Tablets ARE Yeshua—The LIVING TABERNACLE

c. Exodus Chapters 25-31 clearly indicates what was discussed while Moses was with God for 40 days. The breakdown of the instruction is as follows:

1-The Tabernacle and all its accessories; 2- The Arc of the Testimony, with all its accessories; 3- The Table of Showbread with its utensils; 4- The Menorah with its utensils; 5- The Incense Altar and its utensils 6- The Burnt Offering Altar and its utensils; 7- The Bronze Laver; 8- The Priests garments and accessories; 9: The anointing oil; 10- the Sweet Incense.

d. This Tabernacle Plan—leads us to the 613 commandments, which were on the front and back of these Red Tablets—that Moses broke into pieces—a type of Yeshua being broken for our violations of the TEMPLE OF THE RUACH HAKODESH!

8. After purging the sin of the Camp—Moses goes back up to Tabernacle with God

a. Moses requests that if God is pleased with Him—He will teach Moses His ways (His Torah) so Moses can continue in Gods Grace! Exodus 33:13 We need Torah to Continue in Grace!

b. God Says His Presence will go with the Israelites, and He will give them Shabbat (Rest from their own striving). Here God is prophesying about Yeshua—the PRESENCE of GOD, and the REST of GOD! Ex. 33:14

9. After purging the sin of the Camp—Moses goes back up to Tabernacle with God

c. Moses asks to see Gods Glory V. 18 God agrees to pass by in front of Moses—but tells Moses He cannot see His face—for He will surely die! But didn’t Moses meet God Face to Face with God like a friend? Because it was Yeshua—He meant with at the Tent of Meeting—the GLORY OF GOD! Ex 33:19-20

d. John 1:1-3, 14 says, “IN THE beginning [before all time] was the TORAH (Word), and the TORAH was with God, and the TORAH was God Himself. 2He was present originally with God. 3All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. 14And the TORAH (Messiah) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and Truth! GRACE AND TRUTH ARE FOREVER LINKED!

10. God Shelters Moses in the Cleft of the Rock! Ex. 21-23

a. God tells Moses there is a place near him— where He can stand on the Rock —and when the Glory passes by Moses was hidden in the cleft of the Rock. This “Rock” is from the Hebrew Word, “Tswur” (Strong’s 6696) meaning “the Rock of God.” Torah IS the Rock of God!

b. God is prophesying the Colossians 3:1-4 which says, “IF THEN you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory.

11. God Shelters Moses in the Cleft of the Rock! Ex. 21-23

c. Moses “greatest desire” was to learn Gods Word—His Teaching and Instruction—This resulted in His life being hidden within that ROCK which was Messiah—The TORAH–The Glory of God!!

d. IS YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCING THE SAFETY OF THE CLEFT OF THE ROCK OF MESSIAH—OR ARE YOU DRINKING THE BITTER WATER OF IDOLATRY. Is your life really as safe as Moses was in the cleft of the Rock of Messiah— Is the Glory of God evident in your life —-or are you drinking the bitter water of an Adulterous Bride —bowing at Idols?

12. THE SUMMATION OF THE MATTER

Today there are many things that will attempt to pull you back into the worship of Idols.  The Hebrew walk is a lonely walk; and it has been the same since Abraham.  Abraham and Sarah left the city founded by their Abrahams Brother—the Father of Lot who had died.  Abraham and Sarah decided to follow God’s instructions and so they packed up all they had and began as sojourners in the desert.  There was fellowship where they left; friends, family and things which were familiar.  But they left it all behind for the honor of adhering to what God promised them face to face.

Moses too, left everything he had known in Egypt; his decision to defend the Israelite Slave cost him his status in Egypt.  Moses carved out a life for himself and his family as the base of the mountain.  God called him to return to the former pathways; and he spent the rest of his lifetime serving the God of Abraham in the deserts surrounding Israel.  As a result of Moses faithful obedience, we are all here today.

Both Moses and Abraham has a chance to return to the way which they had come from.  To return is a simple thing to do—for we know the way there.  It is easy to lose your way and return to acting in the flesh like we once did before the Torah.  To return to the way in which we came is idolatry—where we bow down to the pounding of our flesh which seeks to control our lives.  In hebrew this is called our “YETZER HARA: EVIL INCLINATION.”  All men and women war with their Yetzer Hara—and it is only by adherence to Torah’s teaching and instructions that we have the possibility of being free of the life of Yetzer Hara—which made Moses Flee from Egypt as a murderer—and Abraham attempt to sell his beloved Sarah for fear of being killed as a result of her beauty.

The power of the cross—that execution stake—is that it changes our inclination from Evil to Holiness; from darkness to light; from death to life.  The Torah’s power is in its power to release us from sin and death that we experience as part of the Gentile Nations—and enter into the life of purpose which Torah introduces as we are changed into Hebrews.  We are not any longer part of the realm of death, but we have passed on to the realm of life found in being a member of  Israel and its King Messiah Yeshua.  To return is to take up the golden calf again—the WAY FOREIGN TO HEBREWS.  If we persist long enough in taking up the way of the pagans—the Catholic Christians or other religions—we will eventually die in the wilderness of wandering sickness.

Let us be careful to not return to the golden calves of our life; and let us take up the lifestyle of Yeshua our Savior—which was and is the Torah: Gods teaching and instructions for a successful life in this world.

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