SHABBAT SHALOM, ROSH CHODESH TOV, V’ CHAG CHANUKA SAMEACH!

There is much to celebrate this Shabbat! As we enter in to His Rest on this Holy Day, we also welcome the beginning of a new month (the 10th Biblical Month which began this Erev Shabbat at sundown), and for those who chose to observe the Civil Holiday of Chanuka, we lit the 6th candle prior to sundown as we remember how  יהוה (B’H) delivered us from the oppression of our enemies. So many blessings! Let Yisra’el make a joyful noise!

I’m reminded at this time of the joy we will all share at the realization of this prophecy, which is already past it’s beginning stage:

…‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I am taking the stick of Yosĕph, which is in the hand of Ephrayim, and the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, his companions. And I shall give them unto him, with the stick of Yehuah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand.” ’ “And the sticks on which you write shall be in your hand before their eyes. “And speak to them, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I am taking the children of Yisra’ĕl from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and shall gather them from all around, and I shall bring them into their land.                Yehezqel 37:19-21 TS2009

My family, what a day is coming when He shall gather us all, and bring us into ‘our’ land! Have no doubt, what He says, He does! He asks nothing impossible of us in return if we but trust and obey. Remember how He has delivered you in the past, and how when things seemed to be at their worst with no hope, it was then that He rushed in to protect, provide, heal, strengthen, and encourage!

So go forward in trusting obedience Yisra’el, confident that the One who delivered our Nation at the Yom Suf, is the one that covers you in the palm of His Glorius Hand today. How can we not leap for joy at the assurance of His presence among us? Hoshana to Melech haMelechim today, and forever!

Shabbat Shalom!

HOSHEA 13:15-16 THE JUDGEMENT OF SAMARIA

Just as we have seen in our study of the Sefer Hoshea, Ch. 13; Vs. 15 and 16 are further explanation of the curse put upon The House of Yisra’el and Samaria (their allotted territory in Northern Yisra’el); for their outright disobedience to the Torah of YHVH (B’H).

The judgment of Samaria

15 “Though he bears fruit among his brothers, an east wind comes, a wind from יהוה comes up from the wilderness, and it dries up his fountain, and his spring becomes dry – it plunders a treasure of all desirable objects. 16 “Shomeron is held guilty, for she has rebelled against her Elohim – they fall by the sword, their infants are dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open.” (TS 2009)

Vs. 15 begins by telling us who it is that will execute this prophecy against Samaria (The dwelling place of Ephraim), and it is none other than יהוה Himself. (Of general interest is the direction this prophetic wind will come from, which is from the East.) The verse continues by declaring that their source of water, from which all living things must have to sustain life, will be taken away; dried up by Him who provides it. Man cannot live, his society cannot develop, without water. The last part of this verse takes away the wealth of his nation, destroying whatever riches it may be built upon. So the situation for Ephraim is Grim. There will be no water to sustain life, and the wealth of a nation is destroyed, leaving them in a severe crisis.

Vs. 16 Now comes the ‘Cu-degras’ for The House of Yisra’el. and Shomĕrown (The transliterated Hebrew name for Samaria and the capital of the Northern Kingdom of  Yisra’el). Their water and their wealth which were both once plentiful, have now be taken away, but what of their future? If a nation is to survive, it’s population must continue to grow, but now יהוה continues His prophetic curse upon them. For her rebellion against Him, great violence will come upon them, causing the end of the House of Yisra’el. This is portrayed through the prophetic and actual destruction of their children even while in the womb. This, as explained, is carried out upon them by their enemies.

Yetzeki’el (EZ)39:23-24

23 “And the nations shall know that the house of Yisra’ĕl went into exile for their crookedness, because they have trespassed against Me, so that I hid My face from them, and I gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and they all fell by the sword. 24 “According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I have dealt with them, and hidden My face from them.”  (TS 2009)

But with great chesed (unmerited mercy) eventually extended again to those of the Lost 10 Tribes, YHVH (B’H) continues His prophetic word in Yetzeki’el (Ez) 39:25-29

25 “Therefore thus said the Master יהוה, ‘Now I am going to bring back the captives of Ya‛aqoḇ. And I shall have compassion on all the house of Yisra’ĕl, and shall be jealous for My set-apart Name. 26 And they shall have borne their shame, and all their trespass they committed against Me, when they dwell safely in their own land, witi none to make them afraid, 27 when I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of the lands of their enemies. And I shall be set apart in them before the eyes of many nations. 28 And they shall know that I am יהוה their Elohim, who sent them into exile among the nations, and then gathered them back to their own land, and left none of them behind. 29 And no longer do I hide My face from them, for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Yisra’ĕl,’ declares the Master יהוה.”

Our brothers of the Ultra-Orthodox movement of “Chabad’, who consider all Yisra’el to be ‘Jewish’, have stated that the 10 Tribes of the Northern Kingdom have been so assimilated into the Goyim (Nations), so as to be no longer considered, ‘Jewish’. In other words, they can no longer identify them.

We as Natsarene of Beit Echad, believe that those who were assimilated carried the blood of the very Hebrew House of Yisra’el, forward to today; and it can be found primarily in those who identify themselves as ‘Christian’.

Parashah Ki Tavo – when you enter in

Torah: Deu 26:1-29:9[8]

Haftarah: Is 60:1-60:22

Dt.26: 16 “Today יהוה your Elohim is commanding you to do these laws and right-rulings. And you shall guard and do them with all your heart and with all your being. 17 “You have today caused יהוה to proclaim to be your Elohim, and to walk in His ways and guard His laws, and His commands, and His right-rulings, and to obey His voice. (Gen. 17:7) 18 “And יהוה  has caused you to proclaim today to be His people, a treasured possession, as He has spoken to you, and to guard all His commands, (Exod 19:5; Deut 7:6; Deut 14:2; [Eph 1:14]; [1Pet 2:9]; 19 so as to set you high above all nations which He has made, for a praise, and for a name, and for esteem, and for you to be a set-apart people to יהוה  your Elohim, as He has spoken.” (Deut 4:7) TS 2009

Shabbat Shalom Mishpochah

This evening, while welcoming the Spirit of the Shabbat into our home; with uplifted arm and outstretched hand we sang the Shema; (the words of Dt. 6:4) “…Shema Yisra’el…”, “…hear oh Yisra’el…”, my thoughts were again directed toward one of the greatest misunderstood messages of the entire Bible, and how it is connected so deeply to the Torah Parashah for this Shabbat.

Here in Dt. 26:16, we see how dear Yisra’el is to Our Creator. As they stand before Him, All of Yisra’el covenants to be obedient with all of their heart and with all of their being, causing YHVH to proclaim to their Elohim by walking in His ways and guarding His laws, and commands, and right-rulings, while obeying His voice.

How awesome is our Creator! To love Yisra’el so that He would cause them to proclaim to “…be His people, a treasured possession…” so He could set them “…high above all nations which He has made, for a praise, and for a name, and for esteem…to be a set-apart (holy) people to Him”! The grandeur of what has and is transpiring here goes so far above and beyond my wildest imagining that I shutter to realize just how great and terrible He is, and how difficult it is to comprehend His unmerited chesed (mercy) and ahavah (love) for us! How awesome is Elohenu!

So while you are letting that ‘soak-in’, consider this. Yisra’el, the twelve tribes who entered into this covenant exist today and are under the same Covenant made with HaKadosh Baruch Hu (The Holy One, Blessed Be He) now as then! Nothing has changed. Man has tried over and over again to change this relationship between Elohim and His People, but really, can man dictate to Him who is omnipotent, who is his Creator? How ridicules to even think for one moment that man-made traditions and laws can countermand what we have just read in D’varim (Dt.) 26.

Yisra’el is Yisra’el. It is not the Church, nor is it the Jewish State of today. Yisra’el are those Jews of The House of Yehudah, and the gentiles of The House of Yisra’el that have had their blinders removed, who have seen and responded to the call to return to Torah and recognition of The Lessor YHVH (Y’shua) of the Targums who is called Emanu’El (El who is with us). It is this House of Yisra’el that Y’shua came to redeem (Mattityahu 15:24) since it is they who have been lost following pagan teachings and ways while disobeying His Eternal Torah!

If you are a Christian, I pray that you would listen to the voice of HaRuach, The Spirit, who is calling to the drop of Yisra’elite blood that courses through your veins. You know who you are. You are the one who has questions that seem to have no answers. You see the confusion in the message you hear from your leaders that contradict what you read in the precious Word of Our Master. Why is that? You feel a special closeness to things that are Hebraic in nature, or desire to learn more of the Hebrew faith of the original followers of our Jewish Messiah. You are so precious in His eyes and heart as He calls to you to come back, come home, return to Him through obedience out of love for His unspeakable gift; remembering that we are to be as ‘one’ (Gal. 3:28-29). And this: you are not called to convert Jews to Christianity!

If you are Jewish, may you be blessed in your observance of the Holy Torah, guarding and preserving it through fire, war, and such terrible persecution. You who have been looking for the lost of The House of Yisra’el, the Ten Tribes of the Northern Kingdom who once belonged to the ‘Fallen Tabernacle of David’; they are here, and they are returning! Ezekiel 37 is being fulfilled in front of our eyes as you read these words. Be excited for them! Welcome them home with open arms! Teach them the Lashon Kadosh, the Holy Tongue and the precious words of Torah that you have shed your blood for all these many centuries of time. Do not fear them for you and they will be reunited into one body again, as it once was under our mighty Melech D’avid! Hoshana! And this, Goy are not called to Judaism, they are called to return to the Torah that the House of Yisra’el left so long ago!

So as we enter into the set-apart, holy hours of HaShabbat, be at peace and listen with your heart to what the Ruach has to say to you concerning this.

Let us renew our Covenant with Elohim, and welcome each other as ‘echad’, one with each other, even as he is echad. Come to peace with Torah and the fact that you are all called to be a special people, to be echad with Him in the Yisra’el of YHVH.

Be blessed this Shabbat as we walk together up the path to Y’rushalyim, up to the House of YHVH Elohenu, Melech Malchei HaMlachim!

Sha’ul

OUR UNCHANGING MISSION, OUR CALLING AS NETZARIM

 

Praise Elohim! What a great time we live in now as we are being blessed with these precious gems of knowledge and understanding in His Word. They have been hidden from men for millennia until SUCH A TIME AS THIS! We now understand exactly how Yahudah and Ephraim will be reunited, and what we are called to do in these last days. I pray that we are all willing participants in this reunification of the Fallen Tabernacle of Melech David!

So what is it that we have learned, what knowledge have we gained that has been right in front of us, but not fully understood until recently? For one thing, we have discovered we have been horribly wrong in our thinking, that our goal is to convert Jews to Christianity! And from the perspective of the Jewish side of things, Christians are not the enemy; they are our long lost brethren of ‘The House of Yisra’el’ who were taken into captivity, physically removed from Samaria; then driven North and West as they were totally assimilated into the Goyim.

This assimilation is part of a much larger plan, a plan that has existed prior to Creation, a key part of the ongoing Salvation of Kol Yisra’el (All Israel), and mankind. How? By this blending of Hebrew blood within the blood of the Goyim, the Zera (seed) of Abraham has gone out into ALL THE NATIONS AND PEOPLES OF THE EARTH. The Ruach HaElohim is now calling to that blood to come home, to make Teshuvah, and return to the Torah that the House of Yisra’el had turned their backs on so long ago. This is why so many Christians have become interested in, and had their love kindled for their brethren of the House of Yahudah (Jews). This is why a certain sect of Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism has been looking for the return of the Ten Tribes of the Northern Kingdom; aka, The Lost Ten Tribes, The House of Yisra’el, The House of Yoseph, or Ephraim.

The need to convert Jews to Christianity does not exist and has never existed. However, If you are convinced that Jews or anyone for that matter, must accept Y’shua, or j.c. to be saved, you must be able to prove it through the Tanakh, which is the only verified, written witness. Don’t waste your time attempting to prove that point if your proof comes from the same unconfirmed texts that your witness comes from, the K.N. or N.T. (that’s called circular reasoning and we’ve been shooting ourselves in the foot with that method of proof for too long now!). They (Yahudah), will see Y’shua HaMashiyach IN HIS TIME, which has already begun.

We are at the beginning of this epic era when the blinders are beginning to come off of Judah. Recognition of who Yoseph and his children are is fuelling the almost fanatical efforts of the ‘anti-missionaries’, who are in a total ‘Mode of Protection‘, while foaming at the mouth in what could be best described as a ‘Huge Knee-Jerk Reaction’ to a great Spiritual Awakening!. My friends, stop wasting time trying to evangelize and convert them. Instead, teach Torah to those coming into the camp of Yisra’el from Christianity. These are they whom we need to be spending our valuable time with! If you don’t feel comfortable yet sharing Torah with a newbie, introduce them to your Torah teacher. They are thirsting for the knowledge you have been blessed with, while our brothers of Yahudah know YHVH as Y’shuati, their Savior; THEY DON’T NEED ANOTHER ONE! If you are trying to convert Jews, stop! They will be driven to jealousy by the TORAH OBSERVANT LIFESTYLE OF THE GOYIM who are returning as did the Prodigal Son.

The Ultra-Orthodox of Chabad are and have been, looking for and expecting, a massive reunification with their missing brothers of the lost tribes of Beit Yisra’el (The House of Yisra’el), for some time now. What they haven’t fully realized yet is that their long lost brothers are, and have been existing out there primarily in pagan Christianity. The more that observant followers of Y’shua are recognized for their Torah Lifestyle, the sooner they will be accepted. The sooner the two sticks of Yehezqel 37 are brought together as one IN HIS HAND, and the sooner Mashiyach will Return!

If you have wondered about your part in the restoration of the Jewish Sect called HaNetzarim, or, about learning more about who we are and what we teach, wonder no more! This is our calling, this is what it’s all about, this is our mission now as it was during the first century C.E. Please join us in this exciting end times prophetic event now taking place over the face of this world! The reunification of Kol (All) Yisra’el.

In the Talmud of Y’shua, as recorded by His Talmidim in the Ketuvim Netzarim, we read:

Mattithyahu 10:5-6 (TS2009)
יהושע sent these twelve out, having commanded them, saying, “Do not go into the way of the nations, and do not enter a city of the Shomeronim, but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Yisra’ĕl.

Matt 15:24 (TS2009)
And He answering, said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Yisra’ĕl.”

HalleluYAH!
Sha’ul

Q & A

WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE IN CHRISTIANITY THAT ARE UNAWARE OF JEWISH TRADITION, DO THEY ALL BURN?

We are not speaking of Jewish tradition. What we are actually speaking of are Xians who do not come back to the Torah prior to the return of Y’shua HaMashiyach. They who have the indwelling Ruach (Spirit), those who have questions that no one can answer, those who seek more of the Living Water but instead receive nothing, those who wonder why the texts of the New Testament seem as if they don’t agree with the Old (or themselves for that matter), those who long to follow in the footsteps of the Jewish Mashiyach Y’shua, who feel inclined in some way to things Jewish; they will all eventually return to their Hebraic Roots.

All Jews are Yisra’elites, but not all Yisra’elites are Jewish. There are 12 Tribes of Yisra’el. Ten of them were taken captive and physically removed from Samaria, the Northern Kingdom. These are the descendants of those who were ‘divorced’ by YHVH thousands of years ago because of their rejection of His Torah and Him as El Elohi HaYisra’l (Hoshea 1-2) because of their pagan idolatry; the same exact things we see in Xianity today. The House of Judah consisted of the only tribes left in Eretz Yisra’el (the Land of Yisra’el).

The blood of those captives of the ten Northern Tribes has been diluted by centuries of intermarriage and their dispersion over the face of the earth. Today, there are countless millions (billions?), that have a drop of that blood flowing through their veins. As part of the prophetic return (Ez 37) and reunion of all Yisra’el, and the return of Y’shua HaMashiyach, the Ruach is calling to that blood to repent and return. Return to the Torah (first five books of the Bible), and the El (G-d) of Yisra’el, their first love. So what of those who do not carry this drop of blood in them is there hope for them? Please read Zechariah 14:16-21.

And those who continuously reject Him, His Word, and His Torah (Torah= first five books; in Hebrew meaning teaching/instruction, not law, although it does contain Commandments, Statutes, and Judgements), choosing instead the ways of the world, and the lies and deceptions of satan, what of them? Those who chose instead to be lawless (antinomian), who reject Him and His free offer, and laugh at those who do? They will receive their reward at the second resurrection. They will appear before the Ancient of Days, with no intercessor, to receive their reward of destruction for all eternity.

Sha’ul

B’NEY YISRA’EL AND THE AVRAHAMIC COVENANT

Mattityahu 15:24 
In this verse, Y’shua refers to The House of Yisra’el as ‘lost sheep’; they are none other than the lost 10 tribes of Melech Davids’ Kingdom, which are now out in the Goyim and so assimilated that they can not be recognized as Yisra’elites. In effect, they are Goyim. Even so, a drop of Yisra’elite blood courses through their veins, a part of their DNA speaks to what tribe they are from. When HaRuach Elohim calls to that blood, or speaks to that DNA, they will return. Making t’shuvah they will come back to HaTorah that they have departed from so long ago. Elohim knows who they are and what Tribe they belong too. At the Reunification of All Yisra’el, when Beit Yisra’el and Beit Y’hudah are reunited in the Hands of YHVH, the prophecy of the two sticks of EZ. 37:15-28 will be completed, and the lost sheep of Mattityahu 15:24 will be found! What a time that will be, and it has already begun! Baruch HaShem YHVH!