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Study: 33         

Open Letter From The God Of Their Fathers To The Whole People Of Israel

 

The Promise To Abraham

            If you are an Israelite, please pay much attention at these Words which come from the Everlasting Father, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Moses; and yours too, whether you are looking for your Salvation according to the Promise which God did to Abraham. But, what is the Promise and where can we search about It?. We can mainly find all explanations in the Books written by Moses (Called Genesis – Exodus – Leviticus – Numbers and Deuteronomy) as well as in the Books written by Isaiah, Jeremiah, Malachi, among other Prophets; and both the Books of Psalms and Proverbs.

            For this is the Word of the Promise; “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son” (1). But God had said to Abraham: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will Judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions” (2). “And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which YAHWEH had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him – whom Sarah bore to him – Isaac (3). However, Abraham had other son, named Ishmael, whose mother’s name was Hagar an Egyptian maidservant of Sarah (4). “And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, scoffing. Therefore she said to Abraham: Cast out this bondwoman and her son, for the son of this bondwoman shall not be Heir with my son, namely with Isaac (5). Why?, because he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through Promise, which things are symbolic. For these are the two Covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar – for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children – but the JERUSALEM ABOVE IS FREE, which is the MOTHER OF US ALL (6). “For it is written: Sing O barren, you who have not borne!, break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who have not labored with child!, for more are the children of the desolate than the Children of the Married Woman, says the LORD (7),

 

Abraham’s Faith

            When Abraham received the Promise, he Believed YAHWEH and He accounted It to him for Righteousness (8); because Abraham didn’t consider to be a very old man neither Sarah’s barrenness nor her old age; but he put his whole Faith in the God’s Word. Therefore, if you, likewise Abraham, are of Faith shall soon receive the Holy Spirit of the Promise through Faith in YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH. But you can ask us: Why should I Believe in YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH ?; is there any relationship between the Holy Spirit of the Promise and YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH ? (9).

 

Prophecy about the MASHIAH

            YAHWEH said to Isaiah when Ahaz didn’t want to ask HIM a sign: “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His Name Immanuel” (10). Moreover: “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 God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His Government and Peace There Will Be No End, upon the Throne of David and over His Kingdom, to order It and establish It with Judgment and Justice from that time forward, even forever. The Zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this” (11). Therefore YAHWEH said through Jeremiah: “Alas! For that Day is Great, so that none is like It; and it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be Saved out of it. For it shall come to pass in that Day, says the Lord of Hosts, that I will break his yoke from your neck, and will burst your bonds; foreigners shall no more enslave them. But they shall serve YAHWEH their LORD, and David their King, Whom I will raise up for them. Therefore do not fear, O My servant Jacob, says the Lord, nor be dismayed, O Israel; for behold, I Will Save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity. Jacob shall Return, have Rest and be Quiet, and no one shall make him afraid” (12).

 

Israel’s Remnant Salvation

            “For there shall be a Day when the watchmen will cry on mount Ephraim, Arise and let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our Elohim”. “For thus says the Lord: Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, O LORD SAVE YOUR People, the Remnant of Israel” (13).

 

The MASHIAH and the Remnant

            “I will gather the Remnant of My Flock out of the countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds, and they shall be Fruitful and increase. I will set up ONE SHEPHERD over them who will FEED them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking”, says the Lord.

            “Behold the days are coming, says the Lord, that I will raise to David a Branch of Righteousness; a King shall Reign and Prosper, and Execute Judgment and Righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be Saved, and Israel will dwell SAFELY; now this is His Name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS(14). Again, “In those days and at that time I will cause to Grow up to David a Branch of Righteousness; He shall Execute Judgment and Righteousness in the earth. In those days Judah will be SAVED, and Jerusalem will dwell SAFELY. And this is the Name by which He shall be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. For thus says the Lord: David shall never lack a “MAN” to sit on the Throne of the House of Israel”(15). But, who is this KING whom the Lord did sit on David’s Throne?; is not This YAHSHUA HA MASHIAH?; is not This the Everlasting Father Himself into the flesh?. YAHWEH said to Moses that He should raise up for them a Prophet among their brethren, like him, and He should put His Words in His mouth, and He should speak to them all that “I shall command Him”. “And it shall be that whoever will not hear My Words, which He speaks in My Name (16), I will Require it of him” (17). Therefore it is written (18): “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the ONE to be RULER in Israel, whose goings forth are from old, from EVERLASTING. Therefore He shall give them up, until the time that She who is in labor has given birth (Remember Isaiah 7:14); then the Remnant of His Brethren shall Return to the children of Israel (19). And He shall stand and FEED His Flock (20), in the Strength of YAHWEH, in the Majesty of the Name of the Lord His Elohim; and they shall abide, for now He shall be Great to the ends of the earth, and this ONE SHALL BE OUR PEACE (21) (Let you Search: The True and Everlasting Peace). When the Assyrian (a) comes into our land, and when he treads in our palaces, then we will raise against him Seven Shepherds (b) and Eight Princely men (c). They shall waste with the Sword (d) the land of Assyria, an the land of Nimrod at its entrances; thus He shall deliver us from the Assyrian, when he comes into our land and when he treads within our borders. Then the Remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples, like DEW from the Lord, like showers on the grass, that tarry for no man nor wait for the sons of men. And the Remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among flocks of sheep, who if He passes through, both treads down and tears in pieces, and none can deliver. Your Hand shall be lifted against your adversaries, and all your enemies shall be cut off (22).

 

Figurative way of speaking:

(a), Assyrian = spiritual enemies

(b), Seven Shepherds = Fullness of Godhead or Holy Spirit

(c), Eight Princely men = Those who wrote the New Testament, Inspired by the RUAH HAKODESH (Holy Spirit).

(d), Sword = The Word of YAHWEH.

 

YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH is YAHWEH Himself, Israel’s Redeemer           

            We saw formerly (10) that the virgin bore a Son Who is called Immanuel, which being interpreted is Elohim with us (23). However, when He became in the flesh He is called YAHSHUAH, which means SAVIOR, or better still YAHWEH SAVES or YAHWEH will SAVE, because He Saves His people from their sins (24). Whereas His title MASHIAH was translated into Greek as Christ, which is Anointed or Chosen. So YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH is YAHWEH Himself Manifested into the flesh or the Holy Spirit into a human body (25); as it is written: “God did Manifest Himself in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in Glory (26). The people who heard YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH said to Him: What shall we do, that we may Work the Works of God?. He answered and said to them, “This is the Work of God, that you BELIEVE IN HIM WHOM HE SENT…Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the BREAD from Heaven, but My Father give you the TRUE BREAD FROM HEAVEN. For the Bread of God is He Who comes down from Heaven and gives LIFE to the world” (27). And the LIFE only proceeds from HIS NAME (28). “Therefore My people shall know My Name; therefore they shall know in that DAY that I AM HE WHO SPEAKS: Behold, it is I!” (29). “All flesh shall know that I, the Lord, AM your SAVIOR, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob (30). Therefore, the Lord says “In an acceptable time I have heard You, and in the Day of Salvation I have helped You; I will preserve You and give You for a Covenant to the people, to Restore the earth, to cause Them to inherit the desolate heritages” (31). And indeed He (Holy Spirit) says, “It is to small a thing that You should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to Restore the Preserved Ones of Israel, I will also give You as a LIGHT to the Gentiles, that You should be My Salvation to the ends of the earth (32).

 

Justified by Faith:

            YAHWEH gave the Law to Israel through Moses. “For Moses writes about righteousness which is of the Law: The man who does those things shall live by them”. But the Righteousness of Faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, Who will ascend into heaven? (that is to bring YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH down from above) or Who will descend into the abyss? (that in to bring YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH up from the dead). But what does It say?: The WORD is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is the WORD OF FAITH which we Preach): that if you Confess with your mouth the LORD YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH and believe in your heart that YAHWEH (The Holy Spirit) has raised Him from the dead, you will be SAVED (33). For YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH is the END of the Law for Righteousness to everyone who believes on Him. For the Scripture says: “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same LORD over all is Rich to all who call upon Him” (34).

 

The BLOOD of the Remission:

            Now, according to the Law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission (forgiveness). For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the Law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, saying: “This is the blood of the covenant which YAHWEH has commanded you”.

Whereas the people said: “All that YAHWEH has Said WILL WE DO, and be Obedient” (35). So, if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of an heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh (36), how much more shall the BLOOD of  YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH, who through the Eternal Spirit Offered Himself without Spot to YAHWEH, Cleanse your conscience from dead works to Serve the Living, ELOHIM? (37).

            As we saw above bloodshed is essential, otherwise there is no remission of sins; however, the Holy Spirit has no blood to shed, for this reason YAHWEH took a human body –YAHSHUAH – to be Mediator with

His own Blood (38) of a NEW COVENANT, which is PERFECT (39). Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a Body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offering and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. Then I said, Behold I had come – in the volume of the book it is written of Me – to do YOUR WILL, O YAHWEH(40). Now, we did see that sacrifices and burnt offerings, which are offered by the Law, do not please YAHWEH nor can take away sins (41); but YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH after He had offered ONE SACRIFICE for sins FOREVER, sat down on the Right Hand of YAHWEH, for by ONE OFFERING He has Perfected FOREVER them that are sanctified. And the Holy Spirit also is a Witness to us; for after He had said before, “This is the COVENANT that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My Laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them”, then He adds, “Their sins and their Lawless deeds (works) I will Remember NO MORE(42). Therefore, where there is Remission (Forgiveness) of these, there is NO LONGER an OFFERING for sin.

 

YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH is the Living and Everlasting High Priest           

            Now, Brethren, whoever is called by the LORD has boldness to enter Holiest through YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH’S BLOOD – The BLOOD of Remission – by a New and Living Way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is His Flesh; and having a High Priest over the House of YAHWEH, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of Faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our Hope without wavering, for He Who Promised is Faithful (43).

            Let us Meditate now that YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH entered the Holiest Place (Heaven itself) as forerunner (44) having Obtained Eternal Redemption for us. And He did not enter through animals’ blood offered up according to the Law, but through HIS OWN BLOOD; for this reason He is made a High Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. For high priests according to the Law were weak men who entered through animal’s blood the holiest place of the temple built by Solomon, which was a FIGURE for the time then present. But, Who is Melchizedek?. Let us consider how great this “man” was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils; Melchizedek received them and Blessed Abraham who had the Promise. And beyond all contradiction the lesser is Blessed by the Better. Melchizedek being interpreted is King of Righteousness, and also King of Salem meaning King of PEACE. Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life – But MADE LIKE THE SON OF YAHWEH – remains a Priest continually (45).

            When Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was not born yet, whose tribe was consecrated to the priesthood according to the Law.

 

Change of Priesthood, Change of Law

            Therefore, if Perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the Law) what further need was there that another Priest should rise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be called according to the order of Aaron?. For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood (remember 18). YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH has become High Priest not according to the Law of a fleshly Commandment, but according to the POWER of an ENDLESS LIFE. For He Testifies: “You are a Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek”. Again, “The Lord has sworn and will not repent, You are a Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek”.

            YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH Lives Eternally therefore He is able to SAVE to the uttermost those who come to YAHWEH through Him, making intercession for them. As for the priests made by the Law, were many because they were prevent by death from continuing, who had to offer up sacrifices many times, first for his own sins and then for the people’s. But, YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH being Holy, Harmless, Undefiled, Separate from sinners, has become Higher than the Heavens, did His SACRIFICE once for all when He offered up Himself. For this reason He is Mediator of a New Covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the First Covenant, that those who are called may Receive the Promise of Eternal Inheritance. For where there is a Testament, there must also of necessity be the Death of the Testator. For a Testament is of Force after men are dead, since it has no Power at all while Testator Lives (46).

 

David Announces the Salvation that would bring YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH

            David being a prophet spoke about YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH’s death and resurrection: “I foresaw the LORD always before My Face, for He is at My Right Hand, that I may not be shaken. Therefore My Heart rejoiced, and My Tongue was glad; moreover My Flesh also will rest in Hope. For you will not leave My Body in sepulchre, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You have made known to Me the Way of Life; You will make Me full of Joy in Your Presence”(47). For David knew that YAHWEH had sworn with an Oath to him that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, He would set up YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH to sit on his Throne and also would build to David a House which shall endure forever. In that wise spoke David concerning YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH, that His Body should not be left in sepulchre nor should see corruption (48).

 

Pentecost (Shabuot), The Lord YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH Founds his Genuine Church (Congregation)

            That Day the Lord YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH sent from Heaven His Holy Spirit Promised, and began To Build His House – Congregation or Church – that way; saying through Cephas (Peter): “This YAHSHUA YAHWEH has Raised up, of which we are all witnesses (these witnesses were both the Apostles and other YAHWEH’s Children). Therefore being exalted to the Right Hand of YAHWEH, and having received from the Father the Promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you see and hear. For David did not ascend into the Heavens, but he says himself: The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My Right Hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that YAHWEH has made this YAHSHUAH, Whom you hanged on a tree, both LORD and MASHIAH. Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Cephas and the rest of the Apostles, Men and Brethren, What shall we do? (48’).

 

The Conversion and Baptism into YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH’S NAME

            Then Cephas said to them, REPENT, and let every one of you be Baptized in the NAME of YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH for the REMISSION of sins; and you shall receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit. For the Promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as YAHWEH our LORD will call (49). Then those who gladly received the WORD were Baptized; and that day about three thousand spirits were added to them (50). For as many as of you were Baptized into YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH, have put on YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all ONE in YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH. And if you are YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH’S, then you are Abraham’s Seed, and Heirs according to the Promise (51).

 

The Seed of Abraham and the Holy Spirit of Adoption

            Now to Abraham and his Seed was the Promise made. He does not say, “And to seeds”, as of many; but as of ONE, “And to your Seed”, Who is YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH (52); Who became a LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT (53). For the Gift of the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Adoption by Whom we cry out, “ABBA, FATHER”. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirits that we are Children of YAHWEH, and if Children then Heirs – Heirs of YAHWEH and Joint Heirs with YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be Glorified together (54). And the Law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the Covenant that was Confirmed before by YAHWEH in YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH, that it should make the Promise of no effect. For if the Inheritance is of the Law, It is no longer of Promise; but YAHWEH gave It to Abraham by Promise (55). Therefore the Law was our tutor to BRING US to YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH, that we might be Justified by Faith. But after Faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. For you are all Sons of YAHWEH through Faith in YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH (56).

 

Let you look earnestly for the Promise and go into Everlasting Life

            Brethren, the Lord YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH says TODAY to his People: Be Saved from this perverse generation, come out of “Babylon the Great”, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to Heaven, and YAHWEH has remembered her iniquities. Therefore her plagues will come in ONE DAY – death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly BURNED WITH FIRE, for Almighty is YAHWEH Who Judges her (57). The end of all things is at hand. For the DAY OF THE LORD will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be BURNED UP (58).

            The DAY OF THE LORD will suddenly come when they say, “peace and safety(59) and the man of sin (satan) be revealed, the son of Perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as YAHWEH in the Temple of YAHWEH, showing himself that he is YAHWEH (60). But none of them shall be delivered from FIRE that Great DAY OF THE LORD (61).

            The Everlasting Living YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH Exhorts TODAY to Israel’s Spiritual People, whoever has Ears to Hear and Eyes to See: “I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, BLESSING and CURSING; therefore choose LIFE, that both you and your descendants may LIVE(62). BE WISE, let you choose YAHWEH’S SALVATION; choose YAHSHUAH HA MASHIAH and Inherit EVERLASTING LIFE. “Maranatha” (63). Amen and Amen.

 

Biblical References

 

(1) Gen 18:10

(2) Gen 15:13-14

(3) Gen 21:1-3

(4) Gen 16:1-16

(5) Gen 21:9-10; Gal 4:30

(6) Gal 4:23-26

(7) Is 54:1; Gal 4:27

(8) Gen 15:6; Gal 3:6

(9) John 8:31-58; Ps 2:1-12; Zeph 3:20; Luke 11:27-32

(10) Is 7:14; see also Matt 1:18-23

(11) Is 9:6-7

(12) Jer 30:7-10; see also Jer 30:1-24; 31:27-40

(13) Jer 31:6-7; Rom 11:1-5; 9:25-33

(14) Jer 23:3-6

(15) Jer 33:15-17 and 33:25-26; Deut 30:1-20

(16) Ex 23:20-21; Prov 30:4; Rev 14:1

(17) Deut 18:18-19; 30:1-20

(18) Mic 5:2-9

(19) Is 10:19-25

(20) Jer 23:4

(21) John 20:21-23; 14:27 and 16:33; Rom 5:1; Eph 2:14-15; Is 9:6 and 48:17-22; Ps 72:1-11

(22) Ps 60:7; Is 2:1-3

(23) Matt 1:23; Is 8:10 and 52:6; Rom 9:1-5

(24) Matt 1:21; Rom 5:17-21

(25) Col 2:9; John 20:27-29

(26) 1 Tim 3:16

(27) John 6:25-69; Matt 16:16-17; Mark 8:29-30; Luke 9:20-21

(28) John 3:18; Is 50:10

(29) Is 52:6; John 8:24; 8:28; 12:44-45; 13:19-20; 8:56-58 and 18:4-6

(30) Is 49:26

(31) Is 49:8; 2 Cor 6:2

(32) Is 49:6; 42:6; Luke 2:32

(33) Rom 10:5-9

(34) Rom 10:4 and 10:11-12; Acts 13:37-39

(35) Heb 9:19-22; Ex 24:5-8; Lev 14:1-7; Ex 29:12

(36) Lev 16:14

(37) Heb 9:12-14; Is 53:12

(38) Acts 20:28

(39) Eph 1:3-14; 2:11-12 and 3:1-11; Col 1:12-23 and 2:1-19; 1 Cor 2:6-13; 1 Tim 2:5-6; Heb 8:6-9; 9:15; and 12:24

(40) Ps 40:6-8; Heb 10:5-7

(41) 1 Sam 15:22; Hos 6:6

(42) Jer 31:34; Heb 10:15-17

(43) Heb 10:18-23

(44) Heb 6:20

(45) Rev 1:17-18; 2:8 and 22:13; Heb 13:8; Is 44:6 and 48:12

(46) Heb 7:1-28; 8:1-13 and 9:1-28

(47) Ps 16:8-11; Acts 2:25-28

(48) Ps 89:3-4; 132:11; 2 Sam 7:12-16; 1 Chr 17:1-27; Acts 2:30-31

(48’) Acts 2:32-37

(49) Acts 2:38-39

(50) Acts 2:41

(51) Gal 3:27-29

(52) Gal 3:16

(53) 1 Cor 15:45

(54) Rom 8:15-17

(55) Gal 3:17-18

(56) Gal 3:24-26

(57) Acts 2:40; Rev 18:4-8

(58) 1 Pet 4:7; 2 Pet 3:10; Zeph 1:2-3

(59) 1 Thess 5:3

(60) 2 Thess 2:3-4

(61) 1 Thess 4:13-18; 5:1-14; 2 Thess 2:1-12; 2 Pet 3:1-8; Is 66:22-24

(62) Deut 30:19

(63) 1 Cor 16:22

  

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