Chapter 2:

Tzav 2022: Are We His Chaste Bride?

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Leviticus 6-8; Malachi 3-4; Matthew 25

A long time ago, in land (for most of us) that is far, far away, in the Middle East, in the days of the exodus from Egypt (and later), in the wilderness there lived a Levite man named Aharon (or Aaron).

Now, Shemote (or Exodus) chapter 6 and verse 23 tells us that Aharon had four sons: Nadav (the firstborn), then Avihu, then Eleazer, and then Itamar.

Shemote (Exodus) 6:23
23 Aharon took to himself Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, as wife; and she bore him Nadav, Avihu, Eleazar, and Itamar.

And one fine day in the wilderness of Sinai, Yahweh commanded His servant, Moshe, to consecrate Aharon and his four sons for the priestly service in the brand new Levitical Tabernacle.

Now, Vayiqra (or Leviticus) chapter 8 in verse 33 tells us that Yahweh would consecrate them for seven days; that is very interesting. That means, for seven days He would sanctify them and then also set them apart for His service; there are two parts.

Vayiqra (Leviticus) 8:33
33 And you shall not go outside the door of the tabernacle of meeting for seven days, until the days of your consecration are ended. For seven days he shall consecrate you.

So, what that means is, first they would lay down their old lives in the world, just like Israel was supposed to do laying down their lives in Egypt. We are not supposed to want Egypt; we are not supposed to desire a return to Egypt (or Babylon – Babylon is the smaller part of the greater Egyptian system).

But our forefathers would lay down their old lives in the world and come out of Egypt. Well, they did not do it. So, now Yahweh is starting with the Levites. And the Levites now would lay down their old lives in the world, and now they would begin to live for Yahweh. That was the whole purpose, to give the people a light, an example. Any of this sound familiar?

Marqaus (Mark) 8:35
35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.

But hey, that was a long time ago, in a land that (for many of us in the dispersion) is far, far away; a different culture. So, what does that mean to us today?

Well join us for Parasha Tzav 2022 as we ask: What does it mean to be consecrated and set-apart unto Yahweh today? What does this mean in the Melchizedekian Order? And what does the consecration of the Levitical Priesthood mean for us today, who seek to be consecrated as the bridal nation of Yeshua HaMashiach?

Parasha Tzav 2022

Brothers, sisters, if we want to be taken as Yeshua’s faithful, Proverbs 31 bride, then let us review what we know about the ancient Hebrew wedding ceremony.

While there are promises and exchanges of vows, both in modern Christianity and in modern Judaism, there are no exchanges of vows in Scripture. There are promises and agreements made, but there is no formal exchange of vows; in Scripture it is implied. So, in Scripture, for a wedding, they just follow the simple contract law. The two parties agree to marry – there is some exchange of consideration (today such as ring but back in ancient times even something like a shared meal to go along with the word).

So, for us in Israel, that shared meal is the Pesach (or Passover). So, Yahweh announced His intention to spring us from slave labor with Paro (or pharaoh) and to take us as His bridal nation unto Him, forever.

Shemote (Exodus) 3:17
17 and I have said I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, to a land flowing with milk and honey.”’

And the Pesach meal was the traditional Hebrew marriage meal; sealing the deal (so to speak).

Shemote (Exodus) 12:11
11 And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Yahweh’s Passover.

And if that was not enough, then the marriage would be publicly announced at Mount Sinai. And the ancient Hebrew wedding ceremony has it that once the marriage is publicly announced, there is a public exchange of vows. Well, then the wedding is official, and all the rules and all the penalties apply.

And as we come to an awareness of our Ephraimite identities today, we begin to realize that, yes, we are Ephraim, let us also recognize that, yes, our forefathers committed many sins in the wilderness. Even though our forefathers committed us, in Shemote (or Exodus) chapter 19 in verse 8, and our forefathers promised that all that Yahweh had spoken they (meaning us) would do.

Shemote (Exodus) 19:8
8 Then all the people answered together and said, “All that Yahweh has spoken we will do.” So Moshe brought back the words of the people to Yahweh.

And also, in Shemote chapter 24 in verse 3, our forefathers again said they would do everything that Yahweh had said.

Shemote (Exodus) 24:3
3 So Moshe came and told the people all the words of Yahweh and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words which Yahweh has said we will do.”

Are we catching any idea of what our vow is all about? He is going to take us from nothing, He is going to train us to be His queen (His slave queen, but His queen). We just have to listen to what He tells us to do and do it. And also, the things He said before that are written in the Torah; in Scripture. That is it. It is so simple; but it takes discipline. We must want to be disciples; we must want to learn what Yahweh is saying and obey.

So then, again in Shemote chapter 24 in verse 7, again our forefathers promised that they (meaning we) would do everything Yahweh had said, and that they (meaning we) would be obedient.

Shemote (Exodus) 24:7
7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that Yahweh has said we will do, and be obedient.”

So, what we see in all this is that marriage is an act of consecration. And in our case, we now (effectively) are consecrating ourselves; we are saving ourselves; setting ourselves apart for our Husband.

So, as brides, now our job is to talk with the Groom’s Best-Friend (which in Yeshua’s case is the Spirit).

Yochanan (John) 15:26
26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.

So, we are supposed to be abiding in Yeshua 24/7; abiding in the vine. Us in Him and Him in us; Him and the Father and the Father in Him.

Yochanan (John) 17:21
21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

But mostly we are listening for Yeshua’s Spirit to tell us what to do, to find out what Yeshua likes. So, we as good, faithful, Hebrew brides, can prepare ourselves, so we know how to please our Husband.

Yochanan (John) 16:13
13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

We must listen to His Spirit and do what it says. We must conform to whatever the Spirit says. We must become pleasing to Him in every way, so that when He returns, He is going to take delight in us.

How do you say these kinds of things? You try to wake people up to the urgency of us being in the End Times and the urgency that Yahweh says, only a small minority of us are going to make it.

Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 3:14
14 “Return, O backsliding children,” says Yahweh; “for I am married to you. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Tsion.

We do not want to be like the majority of Ephraim (and it is tremendously sad) who do not obey His instructions, and they effectively take their salvation for granted.

We do not want to be like most disciples who basically refuse discipline and walk a broad easy road, doing whatever it is that they want.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 7:13-14
13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Mystery Babylon; we are pretending to be building part of Yahweh’s kingdom. Really, we are serving Satan in his kingdom.

It is a very simple choice: Are we going to give our allegiance and obedience to Yahweh and do everything He says, like we would obey an earthly king? Or are we not going to do that and still expect rewards? When we are not doing anything for those rewards.

Well, this is important for us right now, because of our study on The Torah Calendar, we expect to celebrate Yom Teruah (or the Day of Trumpets) on August 28th of 2022.

And as we saw in our studies on the Ancient Hebrew Marriage, Yom Teruah (or the Day of Trumpets), is the day that heralds Yeshua’s return. That is because, in the ancient Hebrew marriage, after the marriage is arranged – first it is arranged at Pesach and then it is announced at Shavuot and becomes legally (or lawfully) binding. Then the groom goes back to his father’s house to put on a mansion, or a room – a room where his bride may live (in our case there are many mansions in His Father’s house).

Yochanan (John) 16:28
28 “I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.”

Yochanan (John) 14:2
2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

But our Groom has gone back to His Father’s house to arrange everything for the wedding and then He comes back at Armageddon.

So, again, traditionally in a regular marriage the groom is going to add a room to his father’s house. When everything is all said and done, all the preparations are made. The groom is going to send a messenger (or a herald) ahead of himself to announce that the groom will be coming that night (typically around midnight, at an hour we do not expect).

Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:44
44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Adam is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Well, okay so, if we are wise virgins then do we not need to have extra oil on hand and do we not need to have extra wicks for our lamps so that we can be ready when our Bridegroom comes?

Mattityahu (Matthew) 24:4
4 And Yeshua answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.”

And perhaps He is even delayed just like He says. But then, according to tradition, the groom then comes for His bride on Yom Kippur. So, that is when Yeshua is coming for us is Yom Kippur and that’s when Yeshua takes His bride back to His Father’s house. And the consummation and the wedding week begin.

And this dwelling together for the wedding week, that is what is symbolized by Sukkot (or Tabernacles). It symbolizes the wedding week which is the ancient Hebrew honeymoon, and the new life together.

So, if you would like to know more about the symbolism behind each feast, please check out our studies on the Ancient Hebrew Marriage and The Feasts of The First Month, plus our studies on The Feasts of The Seventh Month. All these can be found for free on the Nazarene Israel website.

Well, most Ephraimites I know, eagerly await the return of Yeshua HaMashiach; some of us even dream of it. Some of us pray for that day, and it will indeed be an exceptional day. But are we in Ephraim truly ready for Him to take us as His bride right now?

When the Son of man comes, we find His consecrated bride faithfully saving herself, and keeping herself pure for Him, and learning about what her Husband likes?

Marqaus (Mark) 3:35
35 “For whoever does the will of Elohim is My brother and My sister and mother.”

We He find her truly preparing herself to become His faithful, Proverbs 31 bride that He seeks?

Well, next week in Parasha Shemini, we will study in more detail about what happened to two of Aharon’s sons, Nadav and Avihu, who they were consecrated as priests and yet they chose to disobey Elohim. We are going to see what happens to them.

Vayiqra (Leviticus) 10:1-2
1 Then Nadav and Avihu, the sons of Aharon, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before Yahweh, which He had not commanded them.
2 So fire went out from Yahweh and devoured them, and they died before Yahweh.

Spoiler Alert! Just like in the Garden of Eden, when we disobey Elohim’s instructions, when we do not listen for His voice, do all He says and obey whatever written commandments (that is just His voice recorded before) – Spoiler Alert! It does not go well.

So, are we truly doing everything that He has said? So, that is the standard.

Tehillim (Psalms) 119:44-45
44 So shall I keep Your Torah continually, forever and ever.
45 And I will walk at liberty, for I seek Your precepts.

So, before we reach the story, next week, first let us consider what it means to be consecrated to Elohim; let us understand what this vow that they took was all about.

Well, for example, in Vayiqra (or Leviticus) chapter 8 in verse 30, we see that Moshe took some of the cannabis/cinnamon Anointing Oil and some of the blood which was on the altar, and he sprinkled it on Aharon and on his garments, and on his four sons and on the garments of his four sons with him. And with that he effectively consecrated Aharon to Yahweh; consecrated his garments, his four sons and the garments of his four sons with him.

Vayiqra (Leviticus) 8:30
30 Then Moshe took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood which was on the altar, and sprinkled it on Aharon, on his garments, on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him; and he consecrated Aharon, his garments, his sons, and the garments of his sons with him.

So, now let us look up this word consecrate in Strong’s Hebrew Concordance to see what it is all about. So, we see it is H6942, qadash, which is קדש (kuf-dalet-shin). Well, we see that qadash means to appoint or to consecrate or to dedicate something. It is to keep, or to prepare, or to make something pure, and to sanctify it and set it apart from the world and its defilements for a certain pure purpose.

H6942 qâdash, (kaw-dash’); a primitive root; to be (causatively, make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally):— appoint, bid, consecrate, dedicate, defile, hallow, (be, keep) holy(-er, place), keep, prepare, proclaim, purify, sanctify(-ied one, self), X wholly.
[Strong’s Hebrew Concordance]

Well, and if it matters, Wikipedia’s definition also reads the same: Consecration, in Wikipedia, means to have a solemn dedication to a special purpose or a special service; to be dedicated and to be devoted to whatever your cause is. Be that your husband, at some other cause.

In other words, Yahweh wanted Moshe to set his brother Aharon and his sons apart (make them special), so they could devote themselves to Yahweh for a specific purpose and for a specific service. And this is just like a bride. A righteous bride will set herself apart for her husband, and keep herself pure, and do what she can to learn what he likes. And also, she is a helper; she will do what she can to help him.

But if part of our marriage vow to our Husband, Yeshua, is to consecrate ourselves and to set ourselves apart for Him, then are we doing that; really, truly, brothers? Are we truly setting ourselves apart for Him as a nation? Because He calls us as a nation. Are we doing those things as a nation that He says He wants us to do?

You always hate to bring a message like this, but sometimes there are just some things that must get said. So, I am a sinner like anyone else. I am just reading Scripture and realizing, Yeshua has a structure and a framework, we better get busy and learn to plug ourselves all in to where we can help build His kingdom, because He is just doing what His Father sent Him to do.

So, if we want to please Him, we want to please His Father in that day, then we need to do the things that He says to do. Because He says, all along, from the beginning, “Listen to what I say and do it,” that is it. It is not rocket science; it does not take a PhD (or whatever). You do not have to be anything – respect wherever Yahweh has us in life, whatever our station in life is. He has a role for us; we need to bloom where we are planted, we need to change the world through our interactions with the world. It is difficult; it is not easy. It is a narrow and afflicted path.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 7:14
14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

And all those who walk righteous in Messiah Yeshua will suffer persecution. But this is just one of those things. I am just like everyone else. But I am looking at our brothers and sisters in Ephraim and does it not (kind of) seem like, (maybe)? At least some of us in Ephraim today already think of ourselves as super brides. Like we are brides of the century (or something), you know? Even though we do not really do what Elohim says.

Is that not (kind of) like saying we love Yeshua with all of our hearts, and with all of our soul, and all of our strength, and just saying words with our lips, that is good enough? We do not have to back that with anything?

You are going to have to (like) realize that He has a structure and a framework for us to plug ourselves into. Then He expects us to do it. And if we do not do it, we and our children will make it?

Is there anything in us (perhaps) left over from the church? I am not saying that our forefathers came out of Egypt, but you had a hard time getting Egypt out of our forefathers, right?

So, I am just saying, we are coming out of Mystery Babylon, we are coming out of the church. Is there perhaps (just as a question), since we are like our forefathers, is it (perhaps) possible (even remotely) that there is something He has for us to do?

We must lay down our lives in Egypt, we must lay down our lives in Babylon, we must leave Mystery Babylon completely and not yearn for those things.

Hitgalut (Revelation) 17:8
8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

But then we have something to do and out of love, and appreciation, and thankfulness for all that He has done for us, we should want to build His kingdom, together. But does not it seem like there is some of us that just do not really want to do that? And yet we think it is accomplished. “We already are a super bride in His eyes because we know to rest on the Sabbath and Feasts, and we know to read the Torah portion”?

Let us just talk. I mean, the marriage with Yeshua, that is the ultimate set-apart calling; there is nothing higher than that; there is nothing. That is for what we were created. So, we have good works to do that we were created to do; these good works.

But does it not seem like some of us treat marriage with Yeshua more like a marriage of convenience, just maybe a little bit? Like, “Ooh! So very exciting to be married to the King!” But we do not ever stop to sit down and count the cost of what it takes to be His queen.

We are very happy to call ourselves by Yeshua’s name. Who would not want to be the bride of the King of the universe; part of His Father’s house? Who would not want to marry into the royalty above all royalty?

Hitgalut (Revelation) 19:16
16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND MASTER OF MASTERS.

And, yes, sure, we kind of want or maybe even expect our Father, Yahweh to take care of all our earthly needs, and give us nothing but blessings, and never any challenges (and this kind of a thing). And do we not (sort of) expect – some of us still, as perhaps a leftover from the Mystery Babylonian church?

Do some of us not kind of expect that Yahweh owes us a mansion and we are going to get to eternal life just because we know that we are supposed to be reading the Torah and we are not trying to do everything that it says; we are not trying to be like King David, the righteous King David who hastened to do everything Yahweh said?

Tehillim (Psalms) 119:7-8
7 I will praise You with uprightness of heart, when I learn Your righteous judgments.
8 I will keep Your statutes; oh, do not forsake me utterly!

And are we not like the righteous King Yoshiyahu who, when he heard the Word the first time, tore his clothes and wept and did everything in his power to clean up his own house? Are we doing that, brothers, sisters?

So, are we in this for what we can do for our Husband; are we in this for how we can help our Husband; to be His helpmeet? So, are we in this for what we can give to Elohim; that sacrificial giving, laying down our lives in this world, so that we can then live to help Him to further His kingdom?

Romim (Romans) 12:1
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of Elohim, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, set-apart, acceptable to Elohim, which is your reasonable service.

Or are we (perhaps just maybe, just a question) – perhaps we are still in this for what we can get from Elohim and we deceive ourselves; we think it is enough to be hearers only without works? Because without works, our faith is dead.

Yaakov (James) 2:26
26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

But just as a question, brothers: realizing the seriousness of the End Times that we are now entering into, does that not kind of seem like the thing that most of Ephraim, most of us forget, is? It is going to be Yeshua who is the One who gets to pick His bride. That is Yeshua; the one who gets to do the proposing, and that while many are called, only a very few are chosen.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 22:14
14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”

What kind of people are we to be if many are called and only few are chosen? If those who walk the broad easy road are not called, it is only those righteous who are willing to suffer persecution to walk a narrow and afflicted path in Yeshua.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 5:10
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

If you were Yeshua, which one would you pick? People who took action like the apostle Shaul, like Timothy? Or someone else? He has got a lot of potential candidates for His bride…

Mattityahu (Matthew) 7:22
22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’

So, the thing is, we must think like a righteous bride. If we want Him to ask for our hand in marriage, then do we not need to take care to be the kind of bride that He wants?

Just think about this. And if Elohim says right there, He wants a consecrated bride, then do we not need to dedicate ourselves, and devote ourselves, and set ourselves apart for His purposes (whatever they might be)?

Well, if I were Yeshua, would I want a slothful spouse who sits around on the couch, and she is very demanding, and expecting, and she expects Me to tend her continually; she eats My food?

I am on mission for My Father; My Father is a war Elohim, He sent Me as the Tsar Shalom (the Field-Marshal of Peace, meaning there will be peace once His kingdom is established to the ends of the earth like it says; Oh, and that is our job to do that.

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.

So, we want to be one of the few who walk the narrow and afflicted path; to do the things it takes to build Yeshua’s kingdom. It is not easy work; it is difficult work to do everything with integrity and to listen, to pray and wait on the Spirit, to do everything in integrity. Do we want the bride who is doing anything, doing everything with integrity? We want the bride who never lifts a hand to help her Husband build His kingdom, or His Father?

Who would you choose to be your forever queen; bearing in mind that marriage is forever, and forever is a very long time?

Well, let us bear that thought in mind as we look to our prophetic Haftara portion in Malachi chapters three and four. And what we are going to see is that Yahweh is not as pleased with His people (in this case Judah, but could just as well be Ephraim). Yahweh is not as pleased with His people as some of His people might seem to hope. And Yahweh is sending His messenger (His malakhi, My messenger); He is sending His messenger to call His people, Judah, to repent and to return to Him and not to their own customs, and traditions, and ways; not to their own understanding, but to ask Him how He sees things.

Malachi 3:7
7 Yet from the days of your fathers you have gone away from My ordinances and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says Yahweh of hosts. “But you said, ‘In what way shall we return?’”

And this is just the same – He has been calling us in Ephraim since the day He brought all of us out of Egypt. We were first to go. Judah (at least) is still wandering with Elohim.

But knowing us – you hate to be the one to have to say this kind of thing, brothers – but is it possible that we are going to have some Ephraimite wonder-brides out there who are going to ask, “Well, what do you mean? In what way do we need to return to Yahweh? We are wonderful brides. We confess with our lips that Yeshua is Elohim. We have not done any works, but what do you mean return to Him? We do not tithe, but what do you mean return to Him?”

So, here we have Yahweh answering these questions. So, as we read, let us just imagine this is Yahweh. So, we have come out of Egypt, right?

So, here we are. Our forefathers took an oath, a wedding vow, to love, honor and cherish Yahweh our Elohim (in this case Yeshua, Yahweh-Yeshua), for better, for worse, in sickness, and in health, to obey everything He says to do. And He will lead us by the hand and take us up in glory, we just have to do what He says.

Shemote (Exodus) 24:3
3 So Moshe came and told the people all the words of Yahweh and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words which Yahweh has said we will do.”

Brothers, sisters, are we? And if not, then how are we His consecrated bride? How are we keeping His Torah if we are not keeping ourselves pure in His sight?

Yochanan (John) 12:25
25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

So, in Christian thought, the prophecies are thought to be (more or less) linear – sort of – you can check, check, check. Once something is checked off, it is fulfilled. And there is some truth in that, however, in Hebraic thought, the prophecies are thought to be cyclical (meaning that they can recur repeatedly) and you can have greater fulfillments and lesser fulfillments, and there is some truth in that also. Yahweh is working things toward an end and He uses certain patterns and cycles in order to fulfill that kind of thing.

But here, Malachi speaks of a dual prophecy concerning the first coming of Yeshua as Messiah, as well as His latter return. And we see that Malachi chapters 3 and 4 speak of the day when Yahweh will judge between those who have been obedient to Him and those who have not been (so much) obedient to Him. All you have to be is lukewarm (just bear that thought in mind).

Malachi 3:18
18 Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves Elohim and one who does not serve Him.

Well, in Malachi chapter 3 and verse 5, well, this is specifically for Judah, however, it could just as well be for Ephraim. But Yahweh includes a specific warning for Judah against those who exploit widows and orphans, rather than taking care of widows and orphans. And some people feel this has a lot to do with the End Time events as they are playing out right now.

Malachi 3:5
5 And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against sorcerers, against adulterers,
against perjurers, against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, and against those who turn away an alien— Because they do not fear Me,” says Yahweh of hosts.

Okay, so someone might say, “Well, what about capitalism, it is, okay?” I get it. I understand capitalism is a part of Israel’s economic structure, but to suggest that you do not have to take care of your fellow Israelites, that is what Yahweh is addressing here.

So, in Israel it is supposed to be that all Israelites are to look out for each other. We see several examples of that in the Torah; we will see more. So, but every Israelite is supposed to be there for every other Israelite.

And I get it. In the case of Israel, we are not related until we go back to Israel – go back to Israel, we are related. And other than that, people are outside of the nation of Israel. I get it, we are not related unless you go all the way back to Noach (or Noah).

But one of the very first messages of Scripture, all the way back in the Garden of Eden is that, yes, we are our brother’s keepers. It was Qaiyn (or Cain) who questioned: “What? I have to be my brother’s keeper?” The answer to that question is a resounding, yes.

B’reisheet (Genesis) 4:9-10
9 Then Yahweh said to Qayin, “Where is Avel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”
10 And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.

So, the way it is supposed to be in the sect of the Nazarenes is that we accept anyone, we do not care. All we want to see is a witness of Yeshua’s Spirit operating in you; we want to see you walking in the Spirit and we want to see you obeying what Yahweh says to do which means hearing His voice (as a minimum) and obeying the commandments that are written.

Maasei (Acts) 22:15
15 For you will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.

So, above all else, we need to be led in all things by Yeshua’s Spirit, and there is a witness of that. That is what we need to see is that witness.

Maasei (Acts) 1:8
8 But you shall receive power when the Set-apart Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

In the case of a nation, I understand capitalist market principles, but we all need to work hard, everyone needs to work hard; do their best every day as if working for Yahweh.

But here in Malachi, Yahweh is addressing a specific situation with the southern kingdom where those with land and money are (basically) behaving like what would have been called some evil, black-horse, capitalist, imperialist, running, pig-dog, instead of behaving like Spirit-filled Israelites who love Yahweh their Elohim and then love their neighbors as themselves.

Vayiqra (Leviticus) 19:18
18 You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am Yahweh.

So, the specific situation Yahweh is addressing here is, the people with power, the people with land, and the people with money are not caring about their workers, they are just using them and losing them.

Well, so what is Yahweh talking about? To whom is Yahweh speaking here? To whom is He addressing this message?

Well, if you are an employer (especially the southern kingdom) do you not need to take care of your employees just by virtue of the fact that they are Israelites? And do you not need to steward them in the right direction? They did not think so in Malachi’s day.

So, we understand, everyone needs to work, everyone in the nation needs to do their best. But if they are truly working for you, and they are doing their best to be obedient to Yahweh, then do we not all owe each other as brothers and sisters; do we not owe each other just a little bit more than a paycheck and a good swift kick out the door?

In Scripture, if you are someone’s employer, then you have a responsibility to require your employees also to live righteously? That is not easy to do in this fallen world.

But let us ask ourselves the question; this is the question in Malachi: What happens in society – we do not care about our own poor and needy inside of Israel, what happens if we basically use and lose (or throw out) the poor and needy of Israel? Is that of Elohim? Is that Yahweh’s Spirit in us?

And if we are truly in Elohim’s will, how can we not care about the poor of Israel, at least within the Nazarene sect?

Romim (Romans) 15:26
26 For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem.

So, if the greatest command is to love Yahweh with all we have and then the second commandment (which is the tricky one) is to love our neighbors as ourselves, then how much love is showing our brothers and sisters in the Nazarene sect when we ignore the poor and the needy of Yeshua’s body?

Marqaus (Mark) 12:30-31
30 And you shall love Yahweh your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.
31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

If we are not providing for the poor and the needy, are we not robbing Yahweh of His tithes? If we are not giving the third tithe, how are we loving our brothers and sisters who are poor?

Yaakov (James) 1:27
27 Pure and undefiled religion before Elohim and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Do we behave like one big spiritual family that is united by our burning desire to hasten to do everything Yahweh says to do?

Qorintim Aleph (1 Corinthians) 12:26-27
26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
27 Now you are the body of Messiah, and members individually.

Do we discipline ourselves to do everything that He says? Yes, I had to have a self-confrontation with myself years ago and realize, no. And every so often we need to take account, take a fresh sit down and count the cost all over again.

He is taking us from slavery in Egypt and cleaning us up, and making us into a queen fit for His Son. So, do we think that is easy? And if not, do we truly discipline ourselves to hasten to do everything that He says, including taking care of our own poor?

Now, we are not talking about taking care of the world’s poor, here; we are not trying to take care of any other group’s poor, that will not get solved until after we are in power (after Armageddon). Once we have Yeshua’s rod of iron, all that will change. But what we are talking about here is taking care of our own poor inside of Nazarene Israel.

So, let us ask it again: Do we truly love our neighbor as ourselves? Do we truly behave like one big spiritual family that is truly unified; united by our burning desire to do everything Yeshua says to do, remembering that Yeshua was the one who gave us the commandments?

So, and then, if we know that, do we then discipline ourselves to do everything that He says, so as to run our very best race, or not so much? The running shoes are getting a good rest.

Maasei (Acts) 20:24
24 But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Master Yeshua, to testify to the gospel of the grace of Elohim.

Brothers, do we behave like the consecrated bridal nation that Yahweh always said that He wanted and that our forefathers promised that we would become? Are we doing that? Or not really; not yet?

In Malachi chapter 3 and verse 5, Yahweh says He will bring judgment. And we know what judgment looks like, especially as we are entering into these End Times. We can begin to see what kinds of judgments are coming.

Malachi 3:5
5 And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against sorcerers, against adulterers, against perjurers, against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, and against those who turn away an alien—because they do not fear Me,” says Yahweh of hosts.

And Yahweh also says He will be a swift witness against all those who exploit their workers. Well, hello? We are talking to the Sabbatean-Frankist sect. There are certain people who own the world (effectively) and many of them have power, and control, and strings through the Sabbatean-Frankist sect. These are the people who are in control of the planet (effectively). And they do not help the widows and orphans, but instead they exploit them.

So, we must talk about Two-House theory. Except, the thing is, the Rabbis already know who we are. That was the big surprise to me in 2017, was to learn they have known who we are since the days of King Solomon. They have been tracking our movements for a very long time; many, many years.

So, but (basically) in the Sabbatean-Frankist system (it is the same thing as the Egyptian system, or the Babylonian system) it is the rule of the elites by the elites for the elites. So, in other words, they are going to exploit anyone who is without power. And Yahweh says He is going to bring judgment and that; He, Himself will be a swift witness against them.

Now, you can claim ignorance of Two-House theory, except the Rabbis know all about it; they have been tracking us since the days of king Rehoboam. So, if Yahweh says He is going to be the one to bring judgment and a swift witness, how are you going to escape that?

Well, you are not taking care of your brothers and sisters in the nation of Israel. The reason is you are seeking to gain advantage over your brothers and sisters in Israel. Just like the Babylonian, just like the Egyptian top-down pyramidal elites.

And the thing is, that is all it really takes to make Yahweh angry, is to treat those who are in His family like they are not part of your family.

Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 3:15
15 What do you mean by crushing My people and grinding the faces of the poor?” says Yahweh Elohim of hosts.

That is what He is addressing; the situation here in Malachi. He is saying “You are not treating them like your kin. They are not treating them like your brethren. And you are going to have swift witness and judgment for it.”

Ow! Major bad! Major penalty box! Better get that one fixed quick! Hear the rod; the rod is coming! There are a lot of people who think they are going to escape; they are not going to escape.

So, what does this mean to us in Ephraim? So, while Yahweh is rebuking our brothers in Judah for forsaking His ordinances – his ancestors responded with denial. They are saying, “What are we doing wrong? You did not make this fun. We left Egypt, we thought this was going to be fun. This business of building your Son’s kingdom, you are not making it any fun.”

“So, in what way shall we return? We did not go anywhere. We are not doing anything. We are just resting and reading on the Sabbath. And we are taking it easy; we are doing whatever is easy and free. But that is making a sacrifice like the apostle Shaul is it not? You know what shaliach Shaul did? He just kind of sat around. Is that not what the 12 disciples did; they just kind of sat around and just kind of shared their insights in someone’s living room? They did not try to build a kingdom or anything. No, they were not trying to establish a governmental structure called the Tabernacle of David. Oh, no!” Oh, yes…

So, brothers, speaking honestly, do we know any Ephraimite super-brides who secretly feel this way? Yahweh is saying, “Okay, you say you love Me, that sounds nice, show Me your fruit.”

Mattityahu (Matthew) 7:20
20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

“Show me that you love Me. Do not just say it; do not just give Me lip service. Show Me your love for Me and for your brothers and sisters.”

Yochanan Aleph (1 John) 5:2
2 By this we know that we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim and keep His commandments.

“Because up until now, I only see the fruits of disobedience.”

Yochanan Aleph (1 John) 4:20
20 If someone says, “I love Elohim,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love Elohim whom he has not seen?

“You are not taking care of your poor needy, and you have been robbing Me.”

Malachi 3:5
5 And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against sorcerers, against adulterers, against perjurers, against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, and against those who turn away an alien— because they do not fear Me,” says Yahweh of hosts.

“You ask, ‘Robbing You; Robbing Elohim? How have we robbed You?’ Well, you have robbed Me of My tithes and offerings.”

Malachi 3:8
8 “Will a man rob Elohim? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ in tithes and offerings.

“So, now My priesthood does not have enough to operate with, they do not have enough to do the job of building the kingdom, globally.”

Malachi 3:10
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says Yahweh of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it

“And your whole nation is cursed. Because why? Because you have robbed Me.”

Malachi 3:9
9 You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation.

“You do not care about the sacrificial retraining system that I gave you after you whored away after the golden calf. You do not even understand what the Levitical sacrificial system is about.”

Malachi 3:14
14 You have said, ‘It is useless to serve Elohim; what profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, and that we have walked as mourners before Yahweh of hosts?

“And yet, when I send My messengers the prophets, when I try to tell you, still you deny your sins.”

Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 29:19
19 because they have not heeded My words, says Yahweh, which I sent to them by My servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; neither would you heed, says Yahweh.

“You say, ‘What are we doing wrong? Did we do something wrong here?”

Malachi 3:13
13 “Your words have been harsh against Me,” says Yahweh, “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’

“We are just living our lives. We are just enjoying the blessings of You being our Elohim. We do not actually like have to pay our tithes or owe You or anything. I mean, You sprung us from Egypt, that is great. We have a great dinner every year; we celebrate You. But hear Your voice, what? And obey it, what? Wait… That is a strange thing.’”

Yahweh says, “You are not listening for My voice. You are not being diligent to do all that I say to you, including all My written commandments.”

Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 65:2
2 I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, according to their own thoughts;

“And still you ask, ‘What is wrong? What are we doing wrong? Are we doing something wrong, here?’” You can just imagine how Yahweh feels at this whole thing.

This is Yahweh’s talking to Judah here, but this could easily be addressed to us in Ephraim.

Now, check this out: In the United States alone, there are an estimated 247 million people who, in some form or another, profess a Christian faith. I am hearing this statistic, I am like, “Are you kidding me? Where is the fruit?” Oh! Oh! Can we guess how many of those 247 million super-brides tithe? It totals less than one percent! We get more fat in our milk than Yeshua’s people support His kingdom work!

Hmmm…Yes, sounds like a set-apart, Proverbs 31 bride who wants nothing more than to lay down her life in the world and now to live for Him to build His kingdom that His Father sent Him to build. He wants our help as His helpmeet; to help Him build His kingdom.

That is the thing. So, we are just like, “Me? What?” So, we start running our best race. Sounds like that, right? Does it not? Ouch! No, I guess it does not.

Brothers, can we imagine how Yahweh feels in this whole scenario? Can we imagine Yahweh’s thoughts?

Mattityahu (Matthew) 23:37
37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!

“Ephraim, Judah, you say you love Me. Really?”

Yochanan Aleph (1 John) 2:10
10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.

“You do not support My work; you do not support those who are doing My work. You do not help the poor, even inside our own nation; you do not help the poor, the widow, or the orphan.”

Yochanan Aleph (1 John) 2:9
9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now.

“But rather you look down on the poor, and the widow, and the orphan. You say, ‘Well, that is their problem. They just have to work harder; do better.’”

Tehillim (Psalms) 146:9
9 Yahweh watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked He turns upside down.

“You are not helping My Son build the kingdom that I, Myself sent Him to build for Me, and yet you say you love Me? Really?”

Yochanan Aleph (1 John) 2:4
4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Okay, how much does the average Ephraimite, Jew in the dispersion spend on his (or her) pets? How much do they spend on their dog? How much do they spend on their cat? How much do they spend on their car? How much do they spend on their vacation plans?

“My people are giving their dogs more attention, and love and treats than they give Me.” And they have money for vacations, for airplanes, they do not have money for Yahweh. I have seen people with money to buy fancy sewing machines, they do not have money for Yahweh. People have money for all these things in the world, but do they have any money for Yahweh?

Yahweh says, “They rob Me of My tithes and offerings. They are sitting around waiting for My blessings.” Do we know anyone like this?

Malachi 3:8
8 “Will a man rob Elohim? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ in tithes and offerings.

“They are sitting around waiting for My blessings and they are not serving Me. They are lazy servants. Even dogs show more love for their masters than My people show Me.”

Verse 14, Yahweh says to Judah, “You have said, ‘It is useless to serve Elohim. How did we profit from keeping His ordinances? What did we get out of it? What does building Yeshua’s kingdom do for us? Not You. NO! Us, us, us!”

Malachi 3:14
14 You have said, ‘It is useless to serve Elohim; what profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, and that we have walked as mourners before Yahweh of hosts?

“Hello, Yahweh? Mic check… You hear me? What does it benefit us? What profit do we get from being tested, and refined, and walking like we are in mourning; walking like we are in repentance before Yahweh of hosts?”

“You say You are going to give us the blessings, but the way the world is, it is the ones who behave proudly that are the ones who get blessed. You say the meek shall inherit the earth, but in this fallen world, it is like would it not kind of seem like those who do wickedness are the ones that get raised up? They even tempt Elohim and they go free!”

Malachi 3:15
15 So now we call the proud blessed, for those who do wickedness are raised up; they even tempt Elohim and go free.’”

“But He will not bless us if we do evil? What is with that? What is your problem Yahweh? Who do you think You are? Okay, how about some equal weights and measures here, okay? If the evil ones can do evil, and they can get blessed, then should we not be able to do evil and get blessed also? What are you thinking Yahweh?’”

He says, “But you say, ‘Why should we love Yahweh for better or for worse? Why should we do our best to be a chaste, set-apart, virgin bride unto Him?’”

Yahweh says, “Why do you say, ‘Well, all these harlots go around and they do not get punished, why should we have to be a faithful bride? They are messed up, why do we have to be right? Why should we have to abstain from the lusts of our eyes, and the lusts of our flesh, and our pride (that is the one that will get you)? Why should we have to abstain from our worldly lusts, and not them? We are the ones trying to obey You. We are the ones having to walk humbly like we are in mourning. Why are those the ones getting the blessings?’”

Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 13:11
11 “I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

Brothers, sisters, do we know anyone in Ephraim like that (maybe)? And does that sound like a bride who loves her Husband; she is doing her best to follow her Husband and support her Husband?

Does that sound like a bride loving her Husband for better for worse no matter whether you are building and working hard, or no matter what?

How many Christians and how many Messianics, how many Ephraimites do we know who seem to behave as if they seem to think that the day of Yeshua’s return is going to be some kind of a party, some kind of a big celebration, and they only need to keep doing what they are already doing which is resting and reading at someone else’s house on Shabbat?

And then we are just going to learn about the Torah, we are going to be hearers only and not doers. We are just going to wait for the rapture bus?

It is like, what do some people think? I do not know anyone who would say those exact words, but it is like the way people behave. What do we speak to Yahweh through our actions? Because that is what Yahweh judges is our fruit. Do we show good fruit? Or do we show no fruit? Or do we show bad fruit?

Mattityahu (Matthew) 16:27
27 For the Son of Adam will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 7:18-19
18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Well, Malachi chapter 4 in verse 1 says, “The day of Yahweh will come burning like an oven.” Take a look at the End Times, take a look at the news; it means there is going to be a lot of fire, and heat, and smoke. It says, “All the proud who do wickedly will be burnt up.

Malachi 4:1
1 “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,” says Yahweh of hosts, “That will leave them neither root nor branch.

So, they might think – the Sabbatean-Frankists might think that things are to go their way, but Yahweh says, “No, it is not going to go their way.” So, we are talking about the Masons, the Illuminati, the Sabbatean-Frankists, those who are doing things in secret, okay?

So, a lot has been said recently in the news about how the Georgia Guidestones were destroyed and how the Georgia Guidestones speak of getting ready to wipe out 95 percent of the earth’s population and enslave the rest; Yahweh says they will not win.

Hitgalut (Revelation) 21:8
8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

So, this we know, that the Rabbis are monitoring our communications; we know that from the past. And brothers, what Yahweh always wanted was, that we hear His voice and obey it, and obey everything that was written down.

So, it is going to be terrible in these End Times, for all, but the true Assembly of Philadelphia who is already disciplining themselves, learning to love their brothers in truth. So, we do not need to be disciplined. We have learned to discipline ourselves.

Now, we are talking about both world wars three and four, unfolding in this scenario (we explain in Revelation and The End Times or Revelation Simplified, Father willing, someday we would like to do Revelation Part Two). But Matthew 24, everything in the Tribulation, that is all coming right up, courtesy of the Sabbatean-Frankist sect. And they (of course) in turn are ultimately – everyone works for the papacy, but Yahweh is allowing these things because we are not doing what He said.

Ivrim (Hebrews) 12:6-7
6 For whom Yahweh loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.”
7 If you endure chastening, Elohim deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?

And that is it; that is the whole deal. We are in slavery in Egypt, Yahweh is willing to take us as we are, but He loves us too much to allow us to stay that way because He knows His standards for a bride for His Son are up here at perfection; way up high. And He just asks us to do what He says to do, and He will, He will lead us to it.

But here is the difference we have been mentioning. Again, so here in verse 4, Yahweh tells us that, if we want to be protected and in His favor in the judgment, then we should remember to keep all His statutes and His judgments that are contained in the Torah of Moshe.

Malachi 4:4
4 “Remember the Torah of Moses, My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

In other words, “Ephraim I love you, but your problems are because you are still not diligently studying the marriage contract and you are not taking 100 percent of everything that I said to heart. I can only work with you if you are willing to work with Me. I can only work with you if you are willing to discipline yourself.”

Well, let us consider that Yahweh is (basically) talking about Matthew chapter 24 here. Malachi – Matthew chapter 24 – same. That is what He is talking about. So, we are talking about the Tribulation time frame. And we are heading into the Tribulation time frame, now. If you doubt that, go to the Revelation News on the Nazarene Israel website.

But, however, Yahweh did deliver this to Judah, but it is also very much applicable to us. So, if we know that the Day of Yahweh is coming, how well are we preparing for that day?

Well, we know there are some important lessons and principles to be found in the sequences of things in Scripture. Not just in Scripture, but in the sequences which things are presented in. So, in that matter, let us consider the context.

Matthew 24 talks about the same things as Malachi. Then Matthew chapter 25 is effectively broken down into three parables and each parable shows us what type of bride Yeshua wants. In other words, this is the way to be, and this is not the way to be. Because He also shows us what He does not want in a bride.

So, the first parable is that of the five wise virgins and the five foolish virgins; they are all virgins, but five are wise, and five are foolish.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 25:1-2
1 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Now, the five wise virgins diligently prepared for their bridegroom’s return. They are all ready for the bridegroom’s return. So, as we show in our studies on Revelation and The End Times and also Revelation Simplified on YouTube, we explained that this takes place at Armageddon, after the Tribulation (then comes Armageddon). That is when Yeshua is coming for us.

But let us notice, we have got five wise virgins and they have lamps that remained lit and never went out, even though Yeshua was delayed in His coming.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 25:4
4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

They maintained their lamps, so their lamps could burn continuously for Him; even if something went wrong, they were prepared. They made the coming of their bridegroom – to be ready for their wedding, that was their top priority in life, so that they could be prepared to do their role; to take their job as His helpmeet, as truly one flesh.

The wise brides took care to prepare their wedding dresses, they laid up extra supplies of oil, spare wicks, so they were ready and prepared for His coming even though the bridegroom was delayed.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 25:13
13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Adam is coming.

So, this means they were the type of brides to think ahead and prepare. So, we want to be His bride, we also need to take a look at the times we are in, think ahead and prepare.

Well, the foolish virgins, they did not seem to think the bridegroom’s coming was really worth being prepared for; they had more important things to do with their time. So, when the bridegroom was delayed, their candles and their wicks went out; they did not plan on contingencies, they did not plan ahead.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 25:3
3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them,

The foolish virgins just assumed that the bridegroom would wait for them to get ready. Well, they just had all summer to prepare. They got engaged at Shavuot (or Pentecost) – now we are talking the Feast of The Seventh Month – they just had all summer to prepare. Oh, but she did not! Oh! And Yeshua did not wait for her either. So, Yeshua took with Him, those faithful virgins who had put preparing for the wedding first. Those are the brides who had consecrated themselves and set themselves apart for Him and made Him their top priority in life.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 25:10
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.

Those were the brides who were completely focused on Him. He increased, they decreased; those are the ones He took. The others were left behind; they lost out, permanently.

Yochanan (John) 3:30
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

Well, then next is the parable of the talents. And the parable of the talents is very similar to the parable of the minas. Remember, this is after Matthew 24, Yeshua is talking about the kind of bride He wants to come for. Why are we going through all this? Well, He is coming for this kind of a bride and not for that kind of a bride.

So, Yeshua tells us about the master who delivered his goods to his servants with the expectation that they would be busy about his work while he was gone. That is what you did as a good servant back in Scripture times (so to speak); you were busy about your master’s work, trying to do your best for him, trying to make things better for him while he was gone.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 25:14-15
14 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them.
15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey.

Well, then the master returned to settle accounts and to see what they had done for him while he was gone. Did they follow his instructions? Were they wise for him? Did they attempt to increase his holdings? Or did they do their own thing? Did they get drunk? Did they not work hard?

Mattityahu (Matthew) 25:19
19 After a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.

Well, those servants who had worked hard and made a profit for their master, they received praise and rewards for their dedication and faithfulness. He said to them, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”

Mattityahu (Matthew) 25:23
23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

But the servant who had done wickedly and he did not labor for his master while his master was away, he was found to be a wicked, lazy, slothful servant. He was cast into the outer darkness because the master found that servant unprofitable.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 25:26, 30
26 “But his master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.
30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

That is all we need to be, is unprofitable in the sense that we are not helping to build Yeshua’s unified global kingdom; we are not obeying everything that is written in Scripture, in the Torah, in our bridal Covenant.

Well, if we are not helping Yeshua to set up the unified global kingdom that His Father sent Him to train us to set up, Yeshua is telling us, “You are not about My business. That is going to get you cast into the outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Yochanan (John) 17:21
21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

And that does not require us to do anything bad, that just requires us to be lukewarm; just think we are super bride or bride of the millennium, that is it. We do not have to work; we do not have to worry? We are just resting and reading over at someone else’s house? Whatever is cheap; whatever is easy; whatever is free?

Yeshua says that is all it takes to commit suicide (spiritually speaking), okay? Do we get that? Is that something we understand? That is to commit suicide (spiritually speaking), is to be lukewarm.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 18:8
8 “If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire.

Hitgalut (Revelation) 3:16
16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

Well, lastly, Yeshua tells us the parable of the final judgment. Yeshua says He will come in His glory, and He will sit on the throne of His glory and in that day, all will be gathered before Him for His judgment. It is Yeshua who is going to judge us.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 25:31
31 “When the Son of Adam comes in His glory, and all the set-apart messengers with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.

Like we saw before, Yahweh would send His Messenger, He would send His “My Messenger,” which was Yeshua. So, Yeshua is the One that gave us all of these commandments and Yeshua is the One we are supposed to be building this kingdom for.

So, everyone is going to be gathered upon the King’s return, upon the Master’s return. Those who labored for Him, and did righteously, and they worked for Him because they loved Him and they also loved their brothers and sisters, and they cared for those who were poor and were sick or in need (especially those inside the body), those are the ones Yeshua says, “They will be the ones to receive eternal life.”

Mattityahu (Matthew) 25:35-36
35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;
36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

Mattityahu (Matthew) 25:23
23 His matser said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your master.’

He says, “But those who hated their brothers and sisters, and who did not care for the poor, they did not care for the sick or the needy of Nazarene Israel (of the sect of Nazarenes), they will be cast out into everlasting punishment.”

Mattityahu (Matthew) 25:42-43, 46
42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;
43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

What part of “cast out into everlasting punishment” do we not understand?

So, Yom Teruah is coming shortly and that is traditionally when the Bridegroom sends His Messenger “My Messenger,” but the Bridegroom sends His Messenger ahead to announce the Bridegroom’s soon, soon coming arrival, blowing the shofar on Yom Teruah. And that is when the Master will return. Then He will come later. He will decide if we are faithful, dedicated brides or if we are not.

And so, shaliach Shaul says we are to prepare ourselves to be His chaste, virgin bride.

Qorintim Bet (2 Corinthians) 11:2
2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Messiah.

So, since that is what Yeshua is coming for, since He wants us to be a chaste, virgin bride (and that is all He wants), let us be honest with ourselves, brethren. After hearing about the two different types of virgins, which one represents us the most, let us be straight with ourselves, are we the wise virgins who truly love Yeshua with all their heart, all their soul, and all their strength?

Are we one of the wise virgins who work diligently to prepare for the coming wedding; make sure we have oil and wicks, the dress is without spot, without wrinkle, without blemish? We will talk more about the function of garments at another time, but will we clothe ourselves with a garment of righteousness or a garment of praise? Our garment must be spotless, without wrinkle, without blemish.

Hitgalut (Revelation) 19:8
8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

A bride is to consecrate herself for her husband. Are we, brethren, are we consecrating every aspect of our lives to Yeshua as our head? And are we forsaking our former lives in the world, in Egypt, in Babylon, in Mystery Babylon? And are we abstaining from worldly lusts as His chaste, faithful, set-apart bride? Are we trying to become the kind of bride that He wants to come for? Are we just assuming that because we are called; we are chosen?

Brothers, sisters, many are called, we need to make sure we are one of the ones that is chosen.

Are we (perhaps) one of the types of virgins that expects a marriage of convenience; we expect it to be easy to build Yeshua’s kingdom? We expect it to be easy, comfortable for us to build Yeshua’s kingdom?

Or perhaps are we turning our heads back in longing for Sodom and Gomorrah? Perhaps turning back in longing for Egypt? We are like our forefathers who wanted to go back to Egypt. Sure, they wanted to leave Egypt and build Yahweh’s kingdom, oh, but then they found out it took work…

So, this is why Yahweh brings us into these trials, brothers, sisters; He wants to know, where are our hearts? That is why we have trials. Do we rejoice in the trials because our heart is in Yahweh, and we know He is bringing us something we need to be refined in? Where are our hearts; in the world? Are we missing our former lives and just going to the beach; not doing anything for Him? We are living our lives in the world, not laying down our lives in the world? Are we still camping in our free time? Are we still playing poker or pinochle?

Yahweh will not be mocked; Elohim does not show partiality in judgment. We must purify ourselves; we make ourselves so spiritually appealing to Yeshua that He wants to take us as His bride because we have been working to build His kingdom.

Either we make that decision from His point of view; either we make that decision, or we do not, there is no in between. It is our choice.

Brothers, sisters, we are faced with the choice of allegiance. Do we pledge allegiance to a flag? Do we pledge allegiance to a Babylonian system? Do we pledge allegiance to what is essentially Egypt (or the world)? Are we sad because we cannot live our lives in the world? Or are we ecstatic because we were sprung from prison, from jail, from slavery in Egypt? He is taking us step by step and walking us each step of the way so He can later take us up in glory. We must be tested. Ultimately, it is our choice.

Brothers and sisters, we hope and pray that this message will help reach some hopeful brides-to-be in Ephraim and those of Judah who are sojourning with us.

For, just like shaliach Shaul, we are jealous for you with the righteous jealousy. We have all been betrothed to One Husband, even Yeshua Messiah the Son of the living Elohim.

Qorintim Bet (2 Corinthians) 11:2
2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Messiah.

Therefore, brothers and sisters, let us all do our all and give our all, to present ourselves approved unto Him in every way. Let us become the brides that He is coming for. It takes work; we cannot just keep Torah on accident.

Timotheus Bet (2 Timothy) 2:15
15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to Elohim, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

May He lead us all to purify ourselves; become chaste virgins, so we might become worthy of the Son of a living Elohim.


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