The Old Covenant Promise


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We read of what Yahuwah was going to do the the Messiah on the old testament:

Isaiah 7
14 Therefore Yahuwah Himself will give you a sign: Listen carefully, the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and she will call his name Immanuel (Elohim with us). 15 He will eat curds and honey when he knows enough to refuse evil and choose good. 16 For before the child will know enough to refuse evil and choose good, the land (Canaan) whose two kings you dread will be deserted [both Ephraim and Aram].

And we see this take place in Matthew 1

Matthew 1
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of Yahuwah appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Yoseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Rauch haKodesh. 21 She will give birth to a Son, and you shall name Him Yahushua (Yahuwah is salvation), for He will save His people from their sins.” 22 All this happened in order to fulfill what Yahuwah had spoken through the prophet [Isaiah]: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel”—which, when translated, means, “Elohim with us.”

Yes. He was to die. He was to be despised and rejected by men and be wounded for our transgressions (Genesis 3:15) and was to be led like a lamb to the slaughter.

Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed [confidently trusted in, relied on, and adhered to] our message [of salvation]?
And to whom [if not us] has the arm and infinite power of Yahuwah been revealed?

2 For He [the Servant of Yahuwah] grew up before Him like a tender shoot (plant),
And like a root out of dry ground;
He has no stately form or majestic splendor
That we would look at Him,
Nor [handsome] appearance that we would be attracted to Him.

3 He was despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and pain and acquainted with grief;
And like One from whom men hide their faces
He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or esteem Him.

4 But [in fact] He has borne our griefs,
And He has carried our sorrows and pains;
Yet we [ignorantly] assumed that He was stricken,
Struck down by Yahuwah and degraded and humiliated [by Him].

5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing];
The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him,
And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.

6 All of us like sheep have gone astray,
We have turned, each one, to his own way;
But Yahuwah has caused the wickedness of us all [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]
To fall on Him [instead of us].

7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not open His mouth [to complain or defend Himself];
Like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent before her shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.

8 After oppression and judgment He was taken away;
And as for His generation [His contemporaries], who [among them] concerned himself with the fact
That He was cut off from the land of the living [by His death]
For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke [of death] was due?

9 His grave was assigned with the wicked,
But He was with a rich man in His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

10 Yet Yahuwah was willing
To crush Him, causing Him to suffer;
If He would give Himself as a guilt offering [an atonement for sin],
He shall see His [spiritual] offspring,
He shall prolong His days,
And the will (good pleasure) of Yahuwah shall succeed and prosper in His hand.

11 As a result of the anguish of His soul,
He shall see it and be satisfied;
By His knowledge [of what He has accomplished] the Righteous One,
My Servant, shall justify the many [making them righteous—upright before Yahuwah, in right standing with Him],
For He shall bear [the responsibility for] their sins.

12 Therefore, I will divide and give Him a portion with the great [kings and rulers],
And He shall divide the spoils with the mighty,
Because He [willingly] poured out His life to death,
And was counted among the transgressors;
Yet He Himself bore and took away the sin of many,
And interceded [with the Father] for the transgressors.

And there is the promise of the Messiah who died for you and I that we may have eternal life.

Yahuwah Bless.

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A misunderstood scripture Matthew 12

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Matthew 12
38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign (attesting miracle) from You [proving that You are what You claim to be].”
39 But He replied and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation [that is morally unfaithful to God] craves and demands a [miraculous] sign; but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah;
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Who was this sign given to?
Scripture tells us that this sign would be given to an evil and adulterous generation.

Adultery is when one has sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse. It results in unfaithfulness between the person they are married to and breaks the covenant with that person.

This is who this sign is given to. It is not the sign which is given to those who follow the commandments of Yahuwah, but the those who are they who are the adulterers.  Yahuwah knew what He was saying here for this sign would be used by those who commit this adultery.

The verse tells us that there would be no miraculous sign given to those who seek a sign, but the sign of the prophet Jonah.  What was the sign of the prophet Jonah and why does scripture say it is not miraculous?  The answer is due to where the sign is from.

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Matthew 12
40 for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

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Jonah was persecuted in the belly of the whale for three days and three nights. Jonah was not dead. He was alive, but it was during this time he was being persecuted.

In scripture Jerusalem is considered to be the heart of the earth. We read this in the following scriptures:

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Ezekiel 5:5
Thus saith Yahuwah. this is Yahrushalom which I have set in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.

Psalms 74:12
For Elohim is my sovereign for old, working deliverance from the midst of the earth.

 

Ezekiel 38:12
to take plunder and to take body, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, acquiring livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the earth.

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Yahushua was to be in Yahrushalom and be persecuted by those round about him. He would say, “My Eloah, My Eloah, why has thou forsaken me?”

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Jonah 2

Then Jonah prayed to Yahuwah his Elohim from the stomach of the fish, and said,

“I called out of my trouble and distress to Yahuwah,
And He answered me;
Out of the belly of Sheol I cried for help,
And You heard my voice.
“For You cast me into the deep,
Into the [deep] heart of the seas,
And the currents surrounded and engulfed me;
All Your breakers and billowing waves passed over me.

“Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight.
Nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple.’
“The waters surrounded me, to the point of death.
The great deep engulfed me,
Seaweed was wrapped around my head.

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In the same way Yahushua was cast into the deep, Jonah asked why He had been cast out of the sight of Yahuwah.

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Matthew 27
46 About the ninth hour Yahushua cried out with a loud [agonized] voice, [j]Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, My El, My El, why have You forsaken Me?”
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It is in Psalms 22 we read these words repeated:

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Psalms 22
1 My El, my El, why have You forsaken me?
Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
O my Elohim, I call out by day, but You do not answer;
And by night, but I find no rest nor quiet.
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The waters which surround Jonah represent the false doctrines of this world. They engulf us to the point of death. The wrap around our heads as seaweed that we might not see the truth, but instead view only the seaweed – the doctrines and teachings – of the oceans – the nations.

In the same way Yahushua was persecuted. He was not presecuted after He died. He was persecuted to the point of death. Yahushua, the innocent lamb, paid the price for our sins by being persecuted as an innocent lamb was sacrificed.

It is not that Yahuwah wanted a physical sacrifice. It was that Yahuwah wanted our spiritual sacrifice as represented in His death. He wants us to love Him, and this love is shown through our dedication to Him – our sacrifice of showing Him our love by not doing just as we want, but doing as He wants. This is the sacrfice that He desires.

What parent does not sacrifice time for their child? We do it because we love them Yahushuah sacrifices things for us, giving us the things which we desire. We are told to walk as He walked. By providing our love to Him, we also sacrifice to Him, by doing the things which He desires. This is a circle of love. His love points to us and our live points to Him.

In this way Yahuwah brings us out of the pit of death, as He did for Yahushua after He paid the price. Jonah did not die. But was provided with a second chance because of Yahuwah’s love for Him. Jonah was with Sin. Yahushua was without.

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Jonah 2
“I descended to the [very] roots of the mountains.
The earth with its bars closed behind me [bolting me in] forever,
Yet You have brought up my life from the pit (death), O Yahuwah my Elohim.
“When my soul was fainting within me,
I remembered Yahuwah,
And my prayer came to You,
Into Your holy temple.
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As the sign was given to those who are the adulterers, they also have the opportunity to turn from their ways and to follow Him.

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Jonah 2
8  “Those who regard and follow worthless idols
Turn away from their [living source of] mercy and lovingkindness.
“But [as for me], I will sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving;
I shall pay that which I have vowed.
Salvation is from Yahuwah!”

10 So Yahuwah commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.

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Those saved will judge this generation as they repented at the preaching of Jonah.

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Matthew 12
41 
The men of Nineveh will stand up
[as witnesses] at the judgment against this generation, and will condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and now, something greater than Jonah is here.

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So what was the reasoning that Yahushua said these things? Was it to confuse the people? Divide them perhaps with some saying He rose upon the third day and others saying He rose upon the third night?

The purpose of this was to show those who are following the beast that this is what they were doing. It was to divide those who followed Him from those who do not. Those who do not follow him, the wicked and adulterous generation would not interpret the sign correctly, but rather twist it for themself.

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Luke 8:10
10 And He said, “To you [who have been chosen]it has been granted to know and recognize the mysteries of the kingdom of Yahuwah, but to the rest it is in parables, so that though seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
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Will you too listen or shall you forbear?

The sickle

sickle

Mark 4:26-29
26 Then He said, “The kingdom of Yahuwah is like a man who throws seed on the ground; 27 and he goes to bed at night and gets up every day, and [in the meantime] the seed sprouts and grows; how [it does this], he does not know. 28 The earth produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head [of grain], then the mature grain in the head. 29 But when the crop ripens, the immediately puts in the sickle [to reap], because [the time for] the harvest has come.”

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Well I was looking at some things today which I had not seen before in this verse and thought I might share it with others.

I was taken to to word sickle – the part which reaps in the harvest. Yahuwah tells us in this verse of a harvest time. I was interested to know if perhaps a sign such as this is in the heavens and noted that at the time which the star sign Leo is visible, there is a sickle in the sky. I found it interesting that the sign is in the system Leo – the Lion which scripture relates as Yahuwah. The Sickle is actually the the very front part of Leo. around the head.

The verse says that it is the time to reap – this sign, which matches other signs occurs in the seventh month in the scriptures – around the 23rd of September 2017. But thus part of the sign is always there.

Three and a half scriptural years later would bring us to the time of harvest around mid March to April (upon the gregorian calendar) in 2021 (1260 – 1290 days). This seems to line up with the first and second Passovers that year. The time for harvest?

The Appointed times all were to attend

Exodus 23

14 “Three times a year you shall celebrate a feast [dedicated] to Me. 15 You shall observe the Appointed time of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt.

No one shall appear before Me empty-handed [but you shall bring sacrificial offerings].

16 Also [you shall observe] the Appointed time of Harvest  (First Fruits), acknowledging the first fruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field.

And [third] the Appointed time of Ingathering (Booths or Tabernacles) at the end of the year when you gather in [the fruit of] your labors from the field.

17 Three times a year all your males shall appear before Yahuwah your Elohim.

18 “You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; and the fat of My feast is not to be left overnight until morning. (Passover)

19 “You shall bring the choice first fruits of your ground into the house of Yahuwah your Elohim. (First fruits)

“You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.
(A young goat is someone new to the faith and milk is the word).

His promise:
20 “Behold, I am going to send an Angel before you to keep and guard you on the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. 21 Be on your guard before Him, listen to and obey His voice; do not be rebellious toward Him or provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgression, since My Name (authority) is in Him. (Yahushua).

22 But if you will indeed listen to and truly obey His voice and do everything that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. 23 When My Angel goes before you and brings you to [the land of] the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, I will reject them and completely destroy them. 24 You shall not bow down to worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do [anything] in accordance with their practices. You shall completely overthrow them and break down their [sacred] pillars and images [of pagan worship].

25 You shall serve [only] Yahuwah your Elohim, and He shall bless your bread and water. I will also remove sickness from among you. 26 No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days. 27 I will send My terror ahead of you, and I will throw into confusion all the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you [in flight].

28 I will send hornets ahead of you which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite before you. 29 I will not drive them out before you in a single year, so that the land does not become desolate [due to lack of attention] and the [wild] animals of the field do not become too numerous for you. 30 I will drive them out before you little by little, until you have increased and are strong enough to take possession of the land. 31 I will establish your borders from the Red Sea to the Sea of the Philistines (the Mediterranean), and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates; for I will hand over the residents of the land to you, and you shall drive them out before you. 32 You shall not make a covenant with them or with their gods. 33 They shall not live in your land, because they will make you sin against Me; for if you serve their gods, it is certain to be a trap for you [resulting in judgment].”

god of the Ammonites – Moloch  (Authority)
god of the Hittites – Arinniti  (sun goddess) (Self Sacrifice)
god of the Perizzites (meaning “belonging to a village”) – (Dreams and Visions)
god of the Cannanites – (Service)
god of the Hivites – (Prosperity – Shalom)
god of the Jebusites – (Judgement)

Deuteronomy 16

16 “Observe the month of Abib and celebrate the Passover to Yahuwah your Elohim, for in the month of Abib Yahuwah your Elohim brought you out of Egypt by night. You shall sacrifice the Passover [lamb] toYahuwah your Elohim from the flock or the herd, in the place where Yahuwah chooses to establish His Name (Presence).

You shall not eat leavened bread with it; instead, for seven days you shall eat the Passover with unleavened bread, the bread of affliction (for you left the land of Egypt in haste); [do this] so that all the days of your life you may remember [thoughtfully] the day when you came out of the land of Egypt. For seven days no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory, and none of the meat which you sacrificed the evening of the first day shall remain overnight until morning. You are not allowed to sacrifice the Passover [lamb] in any of your cities which Yahuwah your Elohimis giving you; but at the place where Yahuwah your Elohim chooses to establish His Name (Presence), you shall sacrifice the Passover [lamb] in the evening at sunset, at the time that you came out of Egypt. You shall cook and eat it in the place which Yahuwah your Elohim chooses. In the morning you are to return to your tents. For six days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a celebration to Yahuwah your Elohim; so you shall do no work [on that day].

The Feast of Weeks

“You shall count seven Sabbaths for yourself; you shall begin to count seven Sabbaths from the time you first put the sickle to the standing grain. 10 Then you shall celebrate the Appointed time of Sabbath to Yahuwah your Elohim with a tribute of a freewill offering from your hand, which you shall give [to Him] just as Yahuwah your Elohim blesses you; 11 and you shall rejoice before Yahuwah your Elohim, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite who is within your [city] gates, and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are among you, at the place where Yahuwah your Elohim chooses to establish His Name (Presence).12 You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to obey these statutes.

The Feast of Booths

13 “You shall celebrate the Appointed time of Booths (Tabernacles) seven days, when you have gathered in [the grain] from your threshing floor and [the wine] from your wine vat. 14 You shall rejoice in your appointed time, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are within your city. 15 Seven days you shall celebrate the appointed time to Yahuwah your Elohim in the place which Yahuwah chooses, because Yahuwah your Elohim will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful.

16 “Three times a year all your males shall appear before Yahuwah your Elohim in the place which He chooses, at the appointed time of Unleavened Bread (Passover) and at the Appointed time of Sabbaths (Pentecost) and at the Appointed time of Booths (Tabernacles), and they shall not appear before Yahuwah empty-handed. 17 Every man shall give as he is able, in accordance with the blessing which Yahuwah your Elohim has given you.

18 “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your cities (gates) which Yahuwah your Elohim is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. 19 You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. 20 You shall pursue justice, and only justice [that which is uncompromisingly righteous], so that you may live and take possession of the land which Yahuwah your Elohim is giving you.

21 “You shall not plant for yourself an Asherah of any kind of tree or wood beside the altar of Yahuwah your Elohim, which you shall make. 22 You shall not set up for yourself a sacred pillar which Yahuwah your Elohim hates.