Exodus 6:2-9:35; Isaiah 66:1-24; Matthew 12 (complete)
In “Parasha Shemote”, we saw that, in the days that the nation of Israel was in Egypt, the authorities were scheming to kill off all the Israelite male children and work the rest of the people to death.
When Yahweh sent Moshe (Moses) to deliver the people, Paro (Pharaoh) punished the people for asking permission to go and serve Yahweh their Elohim.
Shemote (Exodus) 5:8
8 And you shall lay on them the quota of bricks which they made before. You shall not reduce it. For they are idle; therefore, they cry out, saying ‘Let us go and sacrifice to our Elohim.’
At the end of “Parasha Shemote”, the people cried out and then Moshe prayed to Yahweh, and He said that He would begin to deal with Paro, such that Paro himself would drive the children of Israel out of his land with a strong hand.
Shemote (Exodus) 6:1
1 Then Yahweh said to Moshe, “Now you shall see what I will do to Paro. For with a strong hand, he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.”
This week, in Shemote (Exodus), Elohim spoke to Moshe and explained to him that He had only revealed Himself to Moshe’s fathers, Avraham, Yitzhak and Yaakov as El Shaddai (Elohim Almighty), but that His name is Yahweh.
Shemote (Exodus) 6:2-3
2 And Elohim spoke to Moshe and said to him: “I am Yahweh.
3 I appeared to Avraham, to Yitzhak, and to Yaakov, as El Shaddai, but by My name, Yahweh, I was not known to them.”
In “Parasha Shemote”, we talked about the importance of knowing someone’s name. In Hebraic thought, a name is much more than just a specific sound.
In Hebrew the word name is Strong’s Hebrew Concordance H8034 shem or shame and it’s a primitive word for an appellation/name; referring to a person’s honor, authority or character.
H8034 shem. (Or) shame. A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character: – + base, [in-] fame [-ous], name (-d), renown, report.
As we saw, when the children of Israel were in Egypt, they did not even know Yahweh’s name. So how could they have known Yahweh’s character?
Brothers and sisters, may I ask, do all of us know Yahweh’s character? This is not a trivial question, because if we are going to be His Son’s bride and we are going to go back to His house, we need to know how to conduct ourselves in order to please Him.
Yochanan Alef (1 John) 2:3
3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
At the start of the exodus, Yahweh is finally telling Israel His name.
Shemote (Exodus) 3:15
15 Moreover, Elohim said to Moshe, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘Yahweh, Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Avraham, the Elohim of Yitzhak, and the Elohim of Yaakov, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’”
This is important because, (as we show in our studies on the Ancient Hebrew Marriage model) Yahweh is getting ready to take Israel as a bride for His Son Yeshua.
Israel; Yeshua’s Bride
In ancient times they had an ancient Hebrew wedding model. In that model, two families would agree on a match between a bridegroom and a bride. In Hebrew, the match is called the shidduch and the process is called shidduchim. When the shidduch (the match) is made, the two families celebrate with a celebratory meal. Later in this book we will learn how, between Elohim and Israel, the celebratory meal is the feast known as Pesach (Passover).
Being Yeshua’s bride, if you are to be wed, and you are going to leave spiritual Egypt to live in your Husband’s/Father’s house then you might as well know your Groom’s Father’s name, right? Now, consider if the Groom’s Father just so happens to be the King of the universe and He sets the rules. We might as well get to know His name and we ought to develop the habits of doing things that He likes. Otherwise, why would the Son want to take us as His bride, back to his Father’s house (new Jerusalem)?
We should realize that Yahweh does not just give gifts gratuitously; He gives them for a purpose and for a reason. Knowing Him personally is an amazing gift, and what an exciting thing it is to get to know His character like no one else!
This is an encouraging sign since He does not just reveal His name to anyone unless He wants them to have an intimate relationship with Him.
We are going to need this information to get chosen as His bride, because becoming part of Yeshua’s kingdom is anything but easy or automatic. You cannot keep Torah by accident. It is truly a constant effort that we must make each moment, or else we can become disconnected from Him.
As we can glean from His third commandment; we should know that Yahweh takes His name very seriously.
Shemote (Exodus) 20:7
7 “You shall not take the name of Yahweh your Elohim in vain [or brings it to naught], for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain [or brings it to naught].
Who is our Father, and how do we please Him?
There are many times Yahweh is called Yahweh of Hosts (Yahweh of Armies), as in verse ten. What can we understand about is His character in that He takes the name Yahweh of Hosts?
Tehillim (Psalms) 24:10
10 Who is this King of glory? Yahweh of Hosts, He is the King of glory.
We can see in this book that Yahweh refers to the children of Israel as armies (which insinuates order of some kind, at this time by their heads of households or patriarchal heritage).
Shemote (Exodus) 6:26
26 These are the same Aharon and Moshe to whom Yahweh said, “Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies.”
As most (if not all) of us are living under democracy, most of us imagine a leader of the nation being a president or a prime minister which can also be known as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. Sometimes the leader of your country is a military man, but in a democracy the commander-in-chief is normally a businessperson, a lawyer or someone from the controlling elites (since that is what it takes to mobilize the support that it takes to win an election). Today’s reality is that a president or prime minister is a successful fundraiser. In Scripture, the king is always a military man, much like King David was a military man or like Yehoshua (Joshua) was also a military man.
Shamuel Bet (2nd Samuel) 8:13
13 And David made himself a name when he returned from killing eighteen thousand Syrians in the Valley of Salt.
In Scripture, the king must be a military leader since his occupation is primarily about consolidating and keeping power; organizing military actions and accumulating resources.
As we show in the Torah Government study, Yahweh is the Almighty King. Keeping this in mind, let us look at the book of Yeshayahu (Isaiah) where he tells us that Yahweh sent His son Yeshua to us as the Prince of Peace.
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 9:6
6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty Elohim, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
If we look up Prince in Strong’s Hebrew Concordance, it is H8269 sar, meaning a field marshal.
H8269 śar – sar From H8323; a head person (of any rank or class). KJV Usage: captain (that had rule), chief (captain), general, governor, keeper, lord, ([-task-]) master, prince (-ipal), ruler, steward.
If we think about it, Yeshua is the Field Marshal of peace. What that means is that He is going to establish long lasting peace as the result of an extraordinarily successful spiritual military campaign. In that, He also wants us to work for Him as His body on earth. This means that He wants a bride who wants eagerly to establish for Him a literal spiritual military kingdom. As we show in Torah Government, the way He plans to create peace is for His people to establish His literal spiritual kingdom on earth through His Spirit; according to all the things He commands for the Great Commission, as per the fivefold ministry order.
Ephesim (Ephesians) 4:11-13
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Messiah,
13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of Elohim, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Messiah;
As we show in the Torah Government study, the Renewed Covenant is the next phase of a multi-generation prolonged process to establish a literal unified kingdom for Yeshua. It is based on love and not control, but it is no less than a great big spiritual military campaign. Since Yeshua is the Field Marshal of peace, He is going to establish His peace by successfully winning the campaign.
If someone does not believe that Yeshua’s bride wears combat boots, I hate to break it to you, but she does. Since your Husband is going to be a great military leader, what kind of a queen does He want? We must be all things for Him in service.
In First Corinthians, chapter fifteen in verse twenty-four the apostle Shaul (Paul) tells us that when the end times come, Yeshua will deliver the kingdom that we, His body have built for Him; putting an end to all earthly (meaning Egyptian or Babylonian) authority and power and begin to rule. Yeshua is going to reign until He has put all His Father’s enemies under His feet.
Qorintim Aleph (1 Corinthians) 15:24-25
24 Then the end will come, when He hands over the kingdom to Yahweh His Father, when He puts an end to all rule and authority and power.
25 For He must reign until He has put all enemies under His feet.
Then, Yeshua Himself will also be subject to Yahweh His Father, King and Commander; so that Elohim may be all in all. Again, if we know these things then what kind of people should we be? What kind of a bride is He looking for?
Lots of people imagine that the life of a queen is full of the fine things in life such as leisure, feasting and wearing costly clothes and jewelry. These kinds of things are what they practice in the Babylonian kingdom, but it takes a lot of hard work and diligence to be a good queen.
Luqa (Luke) 13:23-24
23 Then one said to Him, “Adon, are there few who are saved?” And he said to them,
24 “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.”
You must be aware of the things that are going on in the kingdom. You cannot be blind to any plots that are being hatched. There is always some kind of rebellion afoot. If a queen loves her husband and she wants him to remain king, then she would do her absolute best to help him. He is without a doubt under challenges and pressures from all sides. He needs her to help him so he can run the kingdom the right way. If he does not have her help and support, it is going to be much harder for him to do his job.
Romim (Romans) 12:11
11 Not delaying in diligence, fervent in Spirit, serving Yahweh Elohim;
The Great Deliverance
In Shemote, chapter seven, Yahweh tells Moshe that He is going to do three things:
1. He is going to bring the Israelites out of Egypt.
2. He says He is going to do so by great judgments which show His power and His name.
3. He is going to do it in such a way that the Egyptians shall know that He is Yahweh Elohim. Meaning, that He is the One and only Elohim.
After this, Paro and the Egyptians are going to know who He is and what He wants.
Shemote (Exodus) 7:2-5
2 You shall speak all that I command you. And Aaron your brother shall tell Paro to send the children of Israel out of his land.
3 And I will harden Paro’s heart and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.
4 But Paro will not heed you, so that I may lay My hand on Egypt and bring My armies and My people, the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the children of Israel from among them.”
We can see that Yahweh’s name is especially important to Him because that is how people judge Him. That is His reputation. If we look closely, the way that Yahweh executed judgment on Egypt was effectively on Egypt’s elohim (gods) If we look at the ten plagues that Yahweh used, they correspond to ten of the elohim that the Egyptians worshipped.
For example: The Egyptians worshipped the Nile River as an elohim, and so the Nile River was turned to blood in judgment on that elohim. So on and so forth with the other nine plagues.
The number of judgments being ten is that ten indicates completion or a complete unit. In the same way the Ten Commandments would later come to symbolize a perfect set of ethics and principles. Yahweh’s Ten judgments upon Egypt also symbolized a perfect set of ten judgments upon Egypt’s elohim.
In “Parasha Yitro“ we are going to see the very first commandment before anything else is to realize that Yahweh is our Elohim. He is our Mighty One. He is our Strength, our Shield, and our Strong Tower. He is Yahweh who brought us up out of the land of Egypt. Not the Lord (Baal), but Yahweh is the One to who we owe all allegiance.
Shemote (Exodus) 20:2-3
2 “I am Yahweh your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 You shall have no other elohim before Me.
Not only do we need to know who Yahweh is and what He expects, but that we are also not supposed to have any other false elohim before Him. He takes that very seriously because He wants all our attention, our allegiance, and our service.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 6:4-5
4 Hear, O Israel: Yahweh or Elohim, Yahweh is One!
5 You shall love Yahweh with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
As we show in the Torah Calendar study, service is effectively anything we pay attention to. Yahweh wants us paying attention to Him and that is it. He wants us to place building His Son’s kingdom as our top priority. He wants it to be something that we are eager to do, like our hobby.
Since we must help Him in this spiritual military campaign, we are not only His bride, but we are also His body, and He is our Head in the heavens directing our actions. We are the ones walking these things out on earth according to His Word. To accomplish this job, we must come together as one body in Spirit with Yeshua HaMashiach.
As we see in the study on Revelation and The End Times she must learn to endure hardship as a good soldier of Yeshua Messiah. When you consider that we are in the end times, it is going to get a lot worse, and enduring hardship is not a small thing. Although comparatively, it is a small thing to give our lives in exchange for the privilege of becoming the bride of the King of the universe.
Timotheus Bet (2 Timothy) 2:3-4
3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Yeshua Messiah.
4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
The Rabbinic Haftarah (Prophetic Portion)
For the Haftarah portion the rabbis (Pharisees) chose to assign Yehezqel (Ezekiel) 28:25-29:21 as the prophetic portion of this Parasha.
At the start of this portion, Yahweh Elohim tells us that when He gathers the House of Israel, otherwise known as Ephraimites (that is us), He will manifest His Set-apartness (holiness) in us. This is something He is going to do right in the sight of all the nations. That is when we are going to get to go home and dwell in His land again.
Yehezqel (Ezekiel) 28:25
25 ‘Thus says Yahweh Elohim: “When I have gathered the House of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered and am hollowed in them in the sight of the gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Yaakov.
However, in the meantime He gave the land to His servant Yaakov (Jacob), in this case meaning Judah of the southern kingdom. Yahweh gave the land of Israel to the Southern House of Judah (the Jews) while Ephraim’s job was to go into all the nations looking for the lost Israelites and bringing them back to the covenant by faith and belief in Yeshua HaMashiach.
What that means is, as we saw last week and as we are going to see again, there is still going to be a remnant of Judah in the land (Jerusalem) after Armageddon. They are already going to have their own government when we come home, and we are going to end up merging into that government.
There are a lot of Ephraimites that do not like it that we will be merging nations with the Jewish people in the land, but it is not negotiable. Yahweh’s Word is going to walk out just exactly as it is written whether we like it or not. Surprisingly, it is one of the very few rabbinic doctrines that I agree with. The fact that when the lost ten tribes come home, they will effectively have to convert to Judaism. A lot of Ephraimites are outraged over that comment saying, “We are not Jews we are Ephraimites!”, but in certain passages the Scriptures say that we must merge into Judah.
We must convert to Judaism. The Good News is it does not say in Scripture what kind of Judaism. That is why when I was talking with the Orthodox Sanhedrin back in 2017 (which is when they thought that I was going to be their mashiach-ben-Yosef character, but that is a whole separate saga), I offered that we would be happy to convert Christians to Nazarene Judaism (Nazarene Israel). Since we are already doing that, we wanted to create ties with them. Then I had the Nasi (head judge) of the Sanhedrin bellowing at me over the phone saying, “No! No Christian can be a Jew!”. Then, because of my time (ten years) in the Messianic movement, I realized what I had been told by an Orthodox rabbi was correct. Which was that there will never be a time when the rabbis will not need to oppose Messianism. After much meditation on what he had said, I realized that he was correct. There will never be a time when they are not going to have to oppose us. Fortunately for us, Armageddon will change that.
Our Pharisee (Rabbinical) brothers may have their opinions, but no matter what they think, in verse twenty-six, Yahweh tells us that we who serve and fear Him shall dwell securely in the land of Israel. Just like our forefathers dwelt securely in the land of Goshen in the days of old.
Yehezqel (Ezekiel) 28:26
26 “And they will dwell safely there, build houses and plant vineyards; yes, they will dwell securely, when I execute judgements on all those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am Yahweh their Elohim.”
While this passage is very reassuring and it is useful information, it does not really give us anything we can use to help build Yeshua’s kingdom. It does not really show us His direction. That is why, instead, we have chosen Yeshayahu (Isaiah) chapter sixty-six for this week’s Haftarah prophetic portion.
Nazarene Haftarah: Yeshayahu (Isaiah) Ch.66
In this chapter, we are going to see special blessings for those of us who are already trying to keep the Torah through obedience to Yeshua’s spirit.
Hitgalut (Revelation) 14:12
12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of Elohim and the faith of Yeshua.
If we look closely, we are going to see that there are also some important things that not only tell us what is coming, but can also help us know how to prepare for that time. Just from the context of our knowledge of the book of Revelation, we can tell that Yahweh is talking about the upcoming third temple in this chapter.
What many do not realize is that the upcoming third temple (the rabbinic temple) is not Ezekiel’s temple or what is called the millennial temple in the book of Ezekiel in chapters forty to forty-six. Rather, Yahweh is talking about the coming anti-messiah temple that the Sabbatean-Frankist rabbis are getting ready to build after this next war (World War Three). They intend to do this by co-opting the governments of the world through owning their money, supplies and things of that nature.
My understanding is that, in this chapter, what Yahweh is saying is, “Judah, it is great that you guys are building Me a temple, but the problem is you have this legalistic thing going on but you are getting the focus all wrong. Your legalistic priorities are very backwards. If you do not start listening and if you do not start doing what I tell you to do you are going to have some great big problems coming up. You need to start paying attention now.”
He is saying, “Now first let’s get some perspective on the issues here. You want to build Me a temple?”
Shamuel Bet (2 Samuel) 7:5
5 “Go and say to my servant David, thus says Yahweh, will you build a house for Me to dwell in?”
Yahweh is saying, “You want to build Me a temple, not by My Spirit, but by your own power and might? You, My creation, want to build Me this temple by the power and strength of your own hand. By the evil of your hearts, you seek to establish your own footsteps. In what way does this glorify Me, you brood of adders? You have done all sorts of evil all over the world to gain control of the money supplies and to gain power with your illuminist and masonic control grids. That does not glorify Me, that glorifies you.”
Tehillim (Psalms) 127:1
127 Unless Yahweh builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless Yahweh guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
Again, Yahweh is saying, “Judah, if I had to choose between having a corrupt Sabbatean-Frankist temple filled with corrupt money, or having a people who are poor and of contrite Spirit who walk humbly with Me and who tremble at My Word, who would I chose? Would I not choose those who are trying to do My Word and not their own made-up rules like the Talmud? I am going to choose the humble and not the boastful.”
Tehillim (Psalms) 51:17
17 The sacrifices of Elohim are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart – these, O Elohim, You will not despise.
Moreover, in this chapter Yahweh says that whenever someone sacrifices to Him in this kind of polluted temple which honors human power and corruption rather than submission to Yeshua HaMashiach and His Spirit, it is abominable.
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 66:3
3 “He who kills a bull is as if he slays a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, as if he breaks a dog’s neck; he who offers a grain offering, as if he offers swine’s blood; he who burns incense, as if he blesses an idol. Just as they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.
Our brothers in the House of Judah are not doing what Yahweh told them to do; diligently guard and keep all His commandments without changing them.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 4:2
2 “Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it, so as to guard the commands of Yahweh your Elohim which I am commanding you.”
Unfortunately, Orthodox Jews have made themselves their own torah (called the Talmud) in which they add or subtract anything they want. They vainly pretend that their commandments still come from Yahweh because they believe that He gave them the authority to do so (even though the Torah of Moshe is the wedding contract between Yahweh and Israel).
Marqaus (Mark) 7:13
13 “making the Word of Elohim of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.”
They have forgotten that they must fulfill Yahweh’s commandments without adding and subtracting anything, to be in His favor.
Yehoshua (Joshua) 1:7
7 “Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.”
In verse four of Yeshayahu chapter sixty-six, Yahweh explains to Judah that He has been trying to get his attention, but instead of answering Him, they have done evil in His sight.
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 66:4
4 “So I will choose their delusions and bring their fears on them; because when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, they did not hear; but they did evil before My eyes and chose that in which I do not delight.”
Sadly, brother Judah has continued to turn away from Yahweh. Doing that which He considers to be evil; taking advantage of the world and choosing to change Yahweh’s Torah, to follow their own laws.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 25:7
7 “Yet you have not listened to Me”, says Yahweh, “that you might provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands, to your own destruction.”
Then in verse five, Yahweh is now addressing those of us who tremble at His Word. Saying that all our brothers in Zionist, rabbinic, one house Judah (Which includes Orthodox, and Zionist rabbinic Messianists) who hate us in Ephraim, will be ashamed because they are doing what is not His will.
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 66:5
5 Hear the Word of Yahweh, you who tremble at His Word: “Your brethren who hated you, who cast you out for My name’s sake, said, ‘Let Yahweh be glorified, that we may see your joy.’ But they shall be ashamed.”
Then Yahweh’s wrath burns against Zionist Judah in verse six, when He refers to them as His enemies.
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 66:6
6 The sound of noise from the city! A voice from the temple! The voice of Yahweh, who fully repays His enemies!
If anyone is with Zionist one house Judah, they do not? love the Spirit, the truth, and Yahweh’s Word, this is a suitable time to switch teams because there is a hard whacking dead ahead.
We tie this passage to the tribulation in Armageddon. And we know that it is not going to go too well for those who are in the land of Israel at that time.
[You can read about that in the study Revelation and the End Times.]
Carrying on in verse seven there is what is called a remez (hint) in which Yahweh is talking about how the nation of Judah was reborn in one day, May the 14th 1948, with the recognition of the state of Israel.
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 66:7
7 “Before she was in labor, she gave birth; before her pain came, she delivered a male child.”
Here Yahweh is telling us that He does love Judah. In fact, He loves them so much that He is willing to put the masses of Judah through this horrible refinement, of the sons of Levi. Since they have not chosen His ways, He seeks to save a remnant of them that will genuinely submit to Him.
Zacharyah (Zechariah) 13:9
9 “I will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is my people’; and each one will say, ’Yahweh is my Elohim.’”
He must first refine them as silver and gold are refined, in the fire. Refining in any capacity is not a pleasant process (a lot of crushing, scraping, and melting to get out impurities). This is not a very pleasant process which is going to be going on in the land of Israel.
After this process, Yahweh will bless those who survive. We know this because in verse twelve He tells us that after the tribulation (after Yeshua has revealed himself to the entire world at Armageddon), every knee shall bow.
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 66:12
12 For thus says Yahweh: “Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the gentiles like a flowing stream. Then you shall feed; on her sides shall you be carried and be dandled on her knees.”
This means that brother Judah will repent for their sins, and they will be comforted.
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 66:13
13 “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”
Everything is going to change in those days because, as we have seen in our study on Revelation and the End Times Babylon will have fallen, and Yeshua’s empire is going to be set up for a thousand years. All this which we are discussing corresponds to the period in which Ephraim comes home and merges into the remnant of Judah (who has already come to believe in Yeshua) after Armageddon. In Revelation and the End Times we show that this scenario is in the Armageddon period because that is when Yeshua will appear in the clouds; in which every eye shall see Him, and every knee shall bow.
We also tie this to Zecharyah (Zechariah) 12:10, which tells us that somewhere in the tribulation/Armageddon period, Yeshua will appear in the clouds. Then brother Judah will look upon Yeshua and they will realize who He is and what they did.
Zecharyah (Zechariah) 12:10
10 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one who mourns for his only son and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
All the destruction that they will have just gone through will be just repayment for their sins as a house for what the Sabbatean-Frankists have done. They will mourn for Him as one mourns for the loss of a firstborn, and it is going to be the greatest mourning ever when they realize what they had done.
Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:30
30 Then the sign of the Son of Adam will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Adam coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Even though they may have done it with the best of intentions, they were not stopping and letting Yeshua’s Spirit lead. They will have tried to build the kingdom in their own power and strength instead of opening their hearts to Yeshua and letting Yeshua’s Spirit lead.
It is going to be a terrible thing, but that is what happens when you do not submit completely to the Spirit and let Her be the one to lead you day by day.
Brother Judah should know this, because submitting to the Spirit originates in the Tanach (Old Testament), which they are accountable for; even without faith in Yeshua.
Mishle (Proverbs) 8:4-6
4 “To you, o men, I call, and My voice is to the sons of men.
5 O you simple ones, understand prudence, and you fools, be of an understanding heart.
6 Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of My lips will come right rulings;”
Carrying on in the book of Yeshayahu, when we return home back to the land of Israel, we are going to merge into what is left of the southern kingdom of Judah. And as we mentioned earlier, this means that when we come home, Judah is going to have his own government that already believes in Yeshua. Their government will change from what it is now because they will have just realized who Yeshua is at Armageddon, when He will appear in the clouds.
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 66:19
19 I will set a sign among them; and those among them who escape I will send to the nations: to Tarshish and Pul and Lud, who draw the bow, and Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off who have not heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they shall declare My glory among the gentiles.
What we do not know is if they convert straight away to Nazarene Israel or if they make a pit stop at Messianic Judaism (or whatever Yahweh intends). The Good News is that they will be looking for answers. All we truly know about that time is that there is going to be a great reorganization in that day.
For you to understand the context of this next verse, we are talking about Ephraim coming home. Keeping that in mind, in the last verse Yahweh says that His glory will be declared among the gentiles. Then speaking in the next verse to brother Judah, Yahweh says that when the end gathering takes place, they (meaning the gentile nations of current spiritual Egypt) shall bring all of Judah’s brethren (Ephraim) for an offering to Yahweh, out of all nations. Ephraim will come home in cleansed vessels meaning they keep the original first-century Nazarene Israelite faith that was once for all the disciple believers delivered to the saints.
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 66:20
20 Then they shall bring all your brethren for an offering to Yahweh out of all the nations on horses and in chariots and in litters, on mules and on camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem, says Yahweh, as the children of Israel bring and offering in a clean vessel into the House of Yahweh.
Then in verse twenty-one He says that He will also take some of the Ephraimites for priests and Levites. This is when the Melchizedekian and the purified and refined Levitical orders will be merged. This is also when Ezekiel’s temple (or what is called the millennial temple) will be built (Ezekiel 40-46). The renewed and cleansed temple will be staffed by a renewed Levitical Order in which the sons of Levi have been purified and refined by fire; now believing in Yeshua.
Those from the Melchizedekian Order (that is us) shall be joined and merged with them. The result will be that those with Yeshua’s heart will be serving in Ezekiel’s temple that Yahweh foretold. In that day, the living temple (His body) will serve inside of Yahweh’s renewed physical temple.
[If you want more details about this, we have a whole chapter on the in gathering in the millennium in our book Revelation and the End Times or on our YouTube series Revelation Simplified.]
Brit Chadasha (Renewed Covenant) Portion
The traditional Messianic Jewish reading (if we can call it that) is Luqa (Luke) chapter 11:14-22. This is where the Pharisees accuse Yeshua of casting out demons by Beelzebub (Baal), the prince of demons. The Messianic Jewish rabbis could have chosen this passage because even though Yahweh gave Moshe and Aharon legitimate power to do miracles, Paro did not take those miracles seriously. Rather, because Paro’s magicians and sorcerers could also conjure up the same kinds of plagues (although the magicians and sorcerers could not cure or even stop the plagues from happening), his heart was hardened. He figured that there was no need to take Yahweh’s messengers seriously.
In the same way that Paro and his magicians did not want to take Moshe and Aharon seriously, the Pharisees in the first century also felt that there was no need to take Yeshua seriously; even though He was also doing genuine miracles.
Nazarene Israel Brit Chadasha Portion: Matthew 12
Luke chapter eleven and Matthew chapter twelve are similar since they are both part of the synoptic writings, in the Renewed Covenant. Although they are similar, the passage that we chose includes more key details for our purposes.
In this chapter, the Pharisees accuse Yeshua of casting out demons by Beelzebub (Baal).
Mattityahu (Matthew) 12:24
24 Now when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”
In response, Yeshua tells us something that every anarchist Messianic who refuses organization should sit down and think long and hard about.
Mattityahu (Matthew) 12:25
25 But Yeshua knew their thoughts and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”
Brothers and sisters, is this not the case with the kingdom of Ephraim today? The House of Ephraim is divided right now. Moreover, we are divided because some of us are following our own hearts; not unifying behind the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
Looking Forward to Unity
What we need to realize right now is that when Israel will be called out of Egypt, in a few Parashiot, we are going to see Yahweh beginning to organize them. Since, once they grow beyond a single common ancestor, they will need a governmental structure or else they cannot hold the nation together.
Yahweh tells us how He wants us to do that, and we will also see Yeshua tells us how He wants us to do that when we are in the dispersion under the Melchizedekian order.
Also, one of the things we are going to see in the chapters coming up is that Israel had to have a common faith, because in Scripture a nation is defined as a group of disciples or group of people who all worship the same way together. For example, the Israelite sect of the Nazarenes is a nation (biblically speaking), because it is a group of disciples who all seek to worship together in the same way. Anything less than that and you do not have a nation (biblically speaking).
Since the requirement is not to live like voters under a democracy with rights and privileges that are guaranteed by law; elections that can get stolen (and this kind of thing). Rather, the requirement is to live like a righteous bunch of citizens and subjects in a righteous kingdom. A group of like-minded people who all pull together for their king, because they love him; with all their heart with all their soul and with all their strength.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 6:4-5
4 “Hear, O Israel: Yahweh our Elohim, Yahweh is One!
5 You shall love Yahweh your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”
If we do not unite and pull together behind our King, the kingdom becomes divided. Eventually the kingdom falls, which is what has happened to Ephraim already.
We must use wisdom in this because the Sabbatean-Frankists know how to unite under one cause. They want us all to either convert to Orthodox Judaism or get out of the way. And they have been working on plans for that since at least the enlightenment (if not long before). The reason they have gotten as far as they have is because they are disciplined and organized. What they are focused on is the wrong mission and they have wrong execution, but they are implementing it under the right concept (unity). When I look at what they have been able to accomplish, merely because they are organized, I realize that if we organize as Yeshua tells us to, we can accomplish much more than they. If we order ourselves according to the five-fold ministry of Ephesians four; built on a single foundation of apostles and prophets, which is the Bait Din structure that is in Ephesians chapter two.
Ephesim (Ephesians) 2:20
20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Yeshua HaMashiach Himself being the chief cornerstone…
As we prepare to leave spiritual Egypt today and go back home to the land of Israel in fulfillment of the prophecies let us realize that Yahweh is calling His people to organize. He wants us to do this because we can do many more things for His Son’s kingdom in that way.
Yochanan (John) 14:15
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.
When we stop to consider that Elohim’s Son asks us to do it in Ephesians two and four, how can we say no? Are the things of this world more important to us than serving Yeshua? Is our time and money not better spent on serving our King who will reward us according to our works, with everlasting life? Imagine how much better we can serve and glorify Yeshua together; working as a team; as a family.
Qorintim Aleph (1 Corinthians) 12:12
12 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 Mashiach.
Even though brother Judah’s numbers are small, look at the vast influence they have because they are organized; working together as a military-like operation.
If we organize according to Yeshua’s instructions our influence will expand worldwide. Scripture says we are going to rule and reign over the nations with His rod of iron, but He wants us to organize according to His instructions first.
Hitgalut (Revelation) 2:27
27 ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; they shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’ as I also have received from My Father;
Furthermore, Yeshua tells us that when we abide in Him, it establishes the connection with Elohim that we lost in the Garden of Eden; the connection in which we can bare much fruit.
Yochanan (John) 15:3-5
3 “You are already clean because of the Word which I have spoken to you.
4 “Abide in Me, and I abide in you. As the branch is unable to bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit. Because without Me you are able to do naught!
If we listen for the voice of the Spirit and ask Him to show us how to submit to Him, He will show us. First, how to submit to the Spirit and then submit one to another in the Spirit. Brothers and sisters, that is the living temple that we are supposed to form for Him. That is the Tabernacle of David which is being restored.
11 “In that day I shall raise up the Tabernacle of Dawid which has fallen down. And I shall repair its breaches and raise up its ruins. And I shall build it as in the days of old,”
Yahweh be with you.