News Letter 5845-025
16th day of the Fifth month 5845 years after creation
The Fifth Month in the Sabbatical Year
The Second Sabbatical Year of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
August 8, 2009
Shabbat Shalom Brethren,
This past Monday I sent out a News Letter on the Healing oils of the Bible and we have had a great deal of interest. All of you who wrote me for more information, I just forwarded your email to Holger Grimme.
The response was excellent. Many of you are interested in this vital subject and Holger has agreed to write a weekly article beginning with this week, on these Essential Oils. We are about to learn a lot.
For those who want to read the Healing book online there is a link to the book on Healing Oils of the Bible in Holgers articles.
I have to tell you a little story. My wife is not a believer. About three months ago she came home from the hospital where she works, and she was very sick. She was shaking and aching all over. She got so bad that she was crying. I asked her if I could anoint her feet with anointing oils. She reluctantly said yes. I put some spikenard on her feet and rubbed it in. I then placed some Myrrh and Frankincense in her hands for her to breathe in. The next day she was all better. I reminded her of what we had done.
A month later we were talking about it again. I asked her if she would pray with me under the Tallit. Again I applied the Frankincense and she let me pray. I was in shock.
On Thursday of this week her Father collapsed. He is 82 and it may be a diabetic reaction. He is in the hospital right now. My wife called me at work to tell me she was going to go over to the hospital….. and she was going to take the anointing oils to rub on his feet.
I say this for all of us with unconverted mates. Never give up. You do not know how Yahweh is going to turn on the switch. Just keep praying for them.
This week Holger has written an article on the Orange oils and you can read all the articles on the oils, as they are written. On “The Essentials of the Bible” we give you a list of articles done on the oils.
As I suggested you all do last week, I read the book of Lamentations as I fasted on the eighth and the ninth and tenth of Av. As I read the book of Lamentations I had the music from my web site playing. Jerusalem, Jerusalem. And I read not once but twice where the children were eaten and boiled for meals during the siege of Jerusalem when the first Temple fell. Also last week I asked you to watch the short video on the city of David. They have found the remains of a toilet and when they examined the soil from the toilet they learned that the people were living on grass and worms just before the city fell. Jerusalem was surrounded and in siege for three years before she fell.
When you read Josephus he too mentions the horrors of those in the city reduced to eating their own children.
It was very sobering to read Lamentations and to consider the events that took place at this time of the 9th of Av not once but twice when both temples became destroyed.
As many of you know the Prophecies of Abraham and the Sabbatical and Jubilee year Prophecies both show us that these horrors are about to happen again, starting in 2013 for Jerusalem and 2020 for the USA and they continue until the Messiah comes.
This is why you need to pray for your families and loved ones. This is why you need to stand up and speak out. This is why you, not just me or someone else, but you must begin to speak to those who do not yet know the truth. Not just those fellow believers but those who are still lost in Christianity. You need to wake them up. And just as when you wake someone up from their sleep they tend to be grumpy and or mad so will these future brethren be upset when you wake them up from their comfortable pews and tell them the truth. They will not like it, and maybe, just maybe some of them will open up their bibles and begin to read them to find out that they have been lied to by their own teachers.
As I write this News Letter it is now the Sabbath day. I have begun my fast on the Thursday evening. I will conclude this fast on Sunday. I am not doing this to be more righteous or pious. I just want to be reminded again of just how fragile we all are. As we are told in
Psalms 103: 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him. 14 For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. 15 As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, And its place remembers it no more. 17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children, 18 To such as keep His covenant, And to those who remember His commandments to do them.
Fasting humbles us. It reminds us of how frail we are and how much we depend on Yahweh to sustain us. On the third day of my fast I loaded and unloaded and stacked 6 cord of wood. I could not believe how weak I was after just three days of fasting with no food or water. My tongue stuck to the roof of my mouth and I was light headed for much of the work. All I wanted to do was lie down and sleep. I cannot even imagine how the people in the concentration camps did it during WWII. Some did but 6 Million were not able to survive. Why did this happen? Get ready it is about to happen again.
Many keep the fast of the 9th of Av in remembrance of the Temples destruction in both 586 BC and mostly of the destruction of 70 CE. It is very few who consider the calamities that are involved during this destruction, such as the famine and the eating the children. These things are foretold in Lev 26: 27 ‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me, 28 then I also will walk contrary to you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. 29 You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters.
And in Deuteronomy 28: 52 They shall besiege you at all your gates until your high and fortified walls, in which you trust, come down throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you at all your gates throughout all your land which the Lord your God has given you. 53 You shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and your daughters whom the Lord your God has given you, in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you. 54 The sensitive and very refined man among you will be hostile toward his brother, toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the rest of his children whom he leaves behind, 55 so that he will not give any of them the flesh of his children whom he will eat, because he has nothing left in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates. 56 The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her delicateness and sensitivity, will refuse to the husband of her bosom, and to her son and her daughter, 57 her placenta which comes out from between her feet and her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of everything in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates. 58 “If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD, 59 then the Lord will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues–great and prolonged plagues–and serious and prolonged sicknesses. 60 Moreover He will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you. 61 Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the Lord bring upon you until you are destroyed. 62 You shall be left few in number
Now, how many of you ask why did this happen? Why does Yahweh our Elohyim warn us that we are going to eat the flesh of our own children? Then after warning us allowing it to happen to Judah and to Israel when they were destroyed?
I have repeatedly told you brethren, to always ask why Yahweh says this or that, but you should also be asking why He allows these things to happen?
Why was Israel kicked out of the land in 723 BC?
Why was Judah kicked out of the land in 586 BC?
Why were the Temples allowed to be destroyed in 586 BC and 70 CE?
Why did Judah have to suffer in the concentration camps of WW II where they again were reduced to eating the flesh of their children as can be ascertain from the records of Bergen-Belsen
You can read about Bergen-Belsen at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergen-Belsen_concentration_camp and as you read make sure you play the Hatikvah near the bottom of the page. It has moved me to tears as I read this account.
In the movie about Bergen-Belsen it was observed that many of those who had just died had a slit in their sides. It had not healed, which meant it had just happened. What was going on is this; When someone was about to die another would stay close to them. When they died the people would slit open their side just big enough for the hand to reach in and pull out the liver. This is what the others would eat to sustain themselves.
No one wants to talk about these things as they are too horrible to mention, yet you must know them and begin to obey Yahweh or you will soon be repeating history and its depravities in order to survive.
But the question again is why does Yahweh allow this? He has said in Psalms 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not repay, But the righteous shows mercy and gives. 22 For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off. 23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand. 25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. 26 He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed. 27 Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell forevermore. 28 For the Lord loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.
Yet, it would seem the righteous were forsaken and it would seem the righteous were not just begging for bread but were starving so badly that they were reduced to eating the flesh of their own children. How can this be? Is Yahweh a liar?
We humans tend to look at things from our own narrow perspective. We often say how have we done this, or how did we do that, how did we offend Yahweh? To help answer this, I am going to ask you to read with me the book of Malachi at the bottom of this News Letter and pay attention to the scriptures I have highlighted in red.
Also consider what Jeremiah says in Jer 9:19 For a voice of wailing is heard from Zion: ‘How we are plundered! We are greatly ashamed, Because we have forsaken the land, Because we have been cast out of our dwellings.’ ”
A couple of weeks ago a brother asked me if this was the time to be silent and hide from the evil of this society. I exclaimed no, absolutely not. We are to do as we are told in Isaiah “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.”
And this has not yet happened. Nor are we being persecuted nor are we being martyred, so while we still can speak out, do not be silent. Be contagious, be loud, and be excited about what is soon to come. But most of all teach the truth, and do not add to it nor take away from it. Just tell the truth.
One brother called last week to tell me that this News Letter going out to about 7000 readers was like the story of Elijah and the 7000 that did not bow the knee to Baal. All it takes is for one or two to start something and let Yahweh turn it into something great. That one or two could be any one and or all of you.
Having said that brethren, I encourage you all, to have those who do not believe in Torah, to sign up for this news letter that is sent out each week. Encourage them all. Go to your local JW and tell them, go to the Baptist and Catholics and all the other denominations and tell them what they have not heard. We cannot keep going to other Sabbath keepers although they are already learning, we have to find those that have not yet heard the truth also.
Last week I was emailed by a sister who was asking how to teach the Sabbath to her unconverted relative. The very next email I read was from a brother telling me about an article from United Church of God which is my former place of worship. Here is their teaching on the Sabbath; http://www.beyondtoday.tv/programs/archive/?Title=The-Forgotten-Commandment-&ProgramID=bt084
The past four weeks we have looked at Law and Grace and shown how many have twisted the teachings of Paul as Peter said about this controversial subject. All of these articles would be good to share with the Christians you know. Print them and allow them to read them and then you can have a discussion with them and who knows where that will lead.
This week we are going to let Avi ben Mordechai teach you our last teaching in this series on Law and Grace. You can watch the power point presentation and listen to the audio by Avi at “Book of Galations” But I warn you to get ready for this, as He is very direct in his teachings and it is very informative.
Avi says some things that I have spoken out on in the past. I do not care what religion you practice. All religions are wrong when they do not keep Torah. As I attack certain parts of their teachings I am called by many names as these groups seek to villainize me. And yet we are warned of this many times.
Isa 66:5 Hear the word of the Lord, You who tremble at His word: “Your brethren who hated you, Who cast you out for My name’s sake, said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, That we may see your joy.’ But they shall be ashamed.”
Mt 10:22 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
Mt 24:9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.
Mr 13:13 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Lu 21:17 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake.
I am called by some anti Semitic and by others anti-Christian and yet it is Yahweh who will separate the just from the unjust. And this is the answer to why these people in the past have had to suffer as they do.
It was not because they were evil; it was because they were loved by Yahweh and were being disciplined for not doing as He commanded them. Pr 15:10 Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way, And he who hates correction will die.
They are disciplined for not keeping the way, for not keeping Torah.
2 Kings 17:7-23
7 For so it was that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and they had feared other gods, 8 and had walked in the statutes of the nations whom the Lord had cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made. 9 Also the children of Israel secretly did against the Lord their God things that were not right, and they built for themselves high places in all their cities, from watchtower to fortified city. 10 They set up for themselves sacred pillars and wooden images on every high hill and under every green tree. 11 There they burned incense on all the high places, like the nations whom the Lord had carried away before them; and they did wicked things to provoke the Lord to anger, 12 for they served idols, of which the Lord had said to them, “You shall not do this thing.” 13 Yet the Lord testified against Israel and against Judah, by all of His prophets, every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.” 14 Nevertheless they would not hear, but stiffened their necks, like the necks of their fathers, who did not believe in the Lord their God. 15 And they rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He had testified against them; they followed idols, became idolaters, and went after the nations who were all around them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them that they should not do like them. 16 So they left all the commandments of the Lord their God, made for themselves a molded image and two calves, made a wooden image and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. 17 And they caused their sons and daughters to pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and soothsaying, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger. 18 Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight; there was none left but the tribe of Judah alone. 19 Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the Lord their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made. 20 And the Lord rejected all the descendants of Israel, afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of plunderers, until He had cast them from His sight. 21 For He tore Israel from the house of David, and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king. Then Jeroboam drove Israel from following the Lord, and made them commit a great sin. 22 For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they did not depart from them, 23 until the Lord removed Israel out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the prophets. So Israel was carried away from their own land to Assyria, as it is to this day.
That was Israel the ten northern tribes and the following is concerning Judah who was taken into captivity 137 years after Israel went into captivity.
29 “Why will you plead with Me? You all have transgressed against Me,” says the Lord. 30 “In vain I have chastened your children; They received no correction. Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion. 31 “O generation, see the word of the Lord! Have I been a wilderness to Israel, Or a land of darkness? Why do My people say, ‘We are lords; We will come no more to You’? 32 Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me days without number. 33 “Why do you beautify your way to seek love? Therefore you have also taught The wicked women your ways. 34 Also on your skirts is found The blood of the lives of the poor innocents. I have not found it by secret search, But plainly on all these things. 35 Yet you say, ‘Because I am innocent, Surely His anger shall turn from me.’ Behold, I will plead My case against you, Because you say, ‘I have not sinned.’
Yet although they feel they have not sinned Jeremiah tells them they have in
Jer 40:3 Now the Lord has brought it, and has done just as He said. Because you people have sinned against the Lord, and not obeyed His voice, therefore this thing has come upon you.
Jer 44:23 Because you have burned incense and because you have sinned against the Lord, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord or walked in His law, in His statutes or in His testimonies, therefore this calamity has happened to you, as at this day.”
Jeremiah too, was most likely called anti-Semitic for pointing out the sins of Judah.
In 2 Chronicles we are told why Judah went into captivity. It was partly because they did not keep the Sabbatical years. Read it for yourselves.
2 Chronicles 36:11-21
11 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. 12 He did evil in the sight of the Lord his God, and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke from the mouth of the Lord. 13 And he also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear an oath by God; but he stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the Lord God of Israel. 14 Moreover all the leaders of the priests and the people transgressed more and more, according to all the abominations of the nations, and defiled the house of the Lord which He had consecrated in Jerusalem. 15 And the Lord God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place. 16 But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no remedy. 17 Therefore He brought against them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, on the aged or the weak; He gave them all into his hand. 18 And all the articles from the house of God, great and small, the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king and of his leaders, all these he took to Babylon. 19 Then they burned the house of God, broke down the wall of Jerusalem, burned all its palaces with fire, and destroyed all its precious possessions. 20 And those who escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon, where they became servants to him and his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia, 21 to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her Sabbaths. As long as she lay desolate she kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.
But we are told that Yahweh will hear our prayers IF we will humble our hearts. We do this by fasting and praying as we did last weekend for the 9th of Av.
Leviticus 26: 27 ‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me, 28 then I also will walk contrary to you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. 29 You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters. 30 I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you. 31 I will lay your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet aromas. 32 I will bring the land to desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it. 33 I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you; your land shall be desolate and your cities waste. 34 Then the land shall enjoy its sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies’ land; then the land shall rest and enjoy its sabbaths. 35 As long as it lies desolate it shall rest– for the time it did not rest on your sabbaths when you dwelt in it. 36 ‘And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; the sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee; they shall flee as though fleeing from a sword, and they shall fall when no one pursues. 37 They shall stumble over one another, as it were before a sword, when no one pursues; and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies. 38 You shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 39 And those of you who are left shall waste away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; also in their fathers’ iniquities, which are with them, they shall waste away. 40 ‘But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me, 41 and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt– 42 then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land. 43 The land also shall be left empty by them, and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them; they will accept their guilt, because they despised My judgments and because their soul abhorred My statutes. 44 Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nor shall I abhor them, to utterly destroy them and break My covenant with them; for I am the Lord their God. 45 But for their sake I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.’ ” 46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws which the Lord made between Himself and the children of Israel on Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.
2 Chronicles 6:36 “When they sin against You (for there is no one who does not sin), and You become angry with them and deliver them to the enemy, and they take them captive to a land far or near; 37 yet when they come to themselves in the land where they were carried captive, and repent, and make supplication to You in the land of their captivity, saying, ‘We have sinned, we have done wrong, and have committed wickedness’; 38 and when they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have been carried captive, and pray toward their land which You gave to their fathers, the city which You have chosen, and toward the temple which I have built for Your name: 39 then hear from heaven Your dwelling place their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive Your people who have sinned against You. 40 Now, my God, I pray, let Your eyes be open and let Your ears be attentive to the prayer made in this place. 41 “Now therefore, Arise, O Lord God, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength. Let Your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation, And let Your saints rejoice in goodness. 42 “O Lord God, do not turn away the face of Your Anointed; Remember the mercies of Your servant David.”
I quoted Isaiah last week and I do so again now. We are to speak up and cry aloud and tell the people their sins. Spare not. Yet too many are too afraid to do so. Do not be afraid, do as you are told cry aloud and tell the people their sins. And if you are still afraid then get them to at least begin to read this News Letter and others.
Isaiah 58:1 “Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins. 2 Yet they seek Me daily, And delight to know My ways, As a nation that did righteousness, And did not forsake the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; They take delight in approaching God. 3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen? Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’ “In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, And exploit all your laborers. 4 Indeed you fast for strife and debate, And to strike with the fist of wickedness. You will not fast as you do this day, To make your voice heard on high. 5 Is it a fast that I have chosen, A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, And to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Would you call this a fast, And an acceptable day to the Lord? 6 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh? 8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. 9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ “If you take away the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, 10 If you extend your soul to the hungry And satisfy the afflicted soul, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday. 11 The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. 12 Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In. 13 “If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, From doing your pleasure on My holy day, And call the Sabbath a delight, The holy day of the Lord honorable, And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways, Nor finding your own pleasure, Nor speaking your own words, 14 Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord; And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
Now let us read the book of Malachi to read how the people often have no clue as to how they are sinning. This is a result of not reading the Torah and of not applying what you read to yourselves. Often they apply it to others, but rarely do they point the finger at themselves.
1 The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. 2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord. “Yet you say, ‘In what way have You loved us?’ [Most do not even know how Yahweh shows us His love]Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” Says the Lord. “Yet Jacob I have loved; 3 But Esau I have hated, And laid waste his mountains and his heritage For the jackals of the wilderness.” 4 Even though Edom has said, “We have been impoverished, But we will return and build the desolate places,” Thus says the Lord of hosts: “They may build, but I will throw down; They shall be called the Territory of Wickedness, And the people against whom the Lord will have indignation forever. 5 Your eyes shall see, And you shall say, ‘The Lord is magnified beyond the border of Israel.’
6 “A son honors his father, And a servant his master. If then I am the Father, Where is My honor? And if I am a Master, Where is My reverence? Says the Lord of hosts To you priests who despise My name. Yet you say, ‘In what way have we despised Your name?’ 7 “You offer defiled food on My altar. But say, ‘In what way have we defiled You?’ By saying, ‘The table of the Lord is contemptible.’ 8 And when you offer the blind as a sacrifice, Is it not evil? And when you offer the lame and sick, Is it not evil? Offer it then to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you favorably?” Says the Lord of hosts. 9 “But now entreat God’s favor, That He may be gracious to us. While this is being done by your hands, Will He accept you favorably?” Says the Lord of hosts. 10 “Who is there even among you who would shut the doors, So that you would not kindle fire on My altar in vain? I have no pleasure in you,” Says the Lord of hosts, “Nor will I accept an offering from your hands. 11 For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles;[Is Yahweh not speaking of the Lost ten Tribes of Israel who are not afraid to call Him by His name where as Judah will not mention it.] In every place incense shall be offered to My name, And a pure offering; For My name shall be great among the nations,” Says the Lord of hosts. 12 “But you profane it, In that you say, ‘The table of the Lord is defiled; And its fruit, its food, is contemptible.’ 13 You also say, ‘Oh, what a weariness!’ And you sneer at it,” Says the Lord of hosts. “And you bring the stolen, the lame, and the sick; Thus you bring an offering! Should I accept this from your hand?” Says the Lord. 14 “But cursed be the deceiver Who has in his flock a male, And takes a vow, But sacrifices to the Lord what is blemished– For I am a great King,” Says the Lord of hosts, “And My name is to be feared among the nations.
Malachi 2: 1 “And now, O priests, this commandment is for you. 2 If you will not hear, And if you will not take it to heart, To give glory to My name,” Says the Lord of hosts, “I will send a curse upon you, And I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have cursed them already, Because you do not take it to heart. 3 “Behold, I will rebuke your descendants And spread refuse on your faces, The refuse of your solemn feasts; And one will take you away with it. 4 Then you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, That My covenant with Levi may continue,” Says the Lord of hosts. 5 “My covenant was with him, one of life and peace, And I gave them to him that he might fear Me; So he feared Me And was reverent before My name. 6 The law of truth was in his mouth, And injustice was not found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and equity, And turned many away from iniquity. 7 “For the lips of a priest should keep knowledge, And people should seek the law from his mouth; For he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. 8 But you have departed from the way; You have caused many to stumble at the law. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi,” Says the Lord of hosts. 9 “Therefore I also have made you contemptible and base Before all the people, Because you have not kept My ways But have shown partiality in the law.” 10 Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously with one another By profaning the covenant of the fathers? 11 Judah has dealt treacherously, And an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem, For Judah has profaned The Lord’s holy institution which He loves: He has married the daughter of a foreign god. 12 May the Lord cut off from the tents of Jacob The man who does this, being awake and aware, Yet who brings an offering to the Lord of hosts! 13 And this is the second thing you do: You cover the altar of the Lord with tears, With weeping and crying; So He does not regard the offering anymore, Nor receive it with goodwill from your hands. 14 Yet you say, “For what reason?” Because the Lord has been witness Between you and the wife of your youth, With whom you have dealt treacherously; Yet she is your companion And your wife by covenant. 15 But did He not make them one, Having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth. 16 “For the Lord God of Israel says That He hates divorce, For it covers one’s garment with violence,” Says the Lord of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, That you do not deal treacherously.” 17 You have wearied the Lord with your words; Yet you say, “In what way have we wearied Him?” In that you say, “Everyone who does evil Is good in the sight of the Lord, And He delights in them,” Or, “Where is the God of justice?”
Malachi 3: 1 “Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the Lord of hosts. 2 “But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderer’s soap. 3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the Lord An offering in righteousness. 4 “Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem Will be pleasant to the Lord, As in the days of old, As in former years. 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 the Lord of hosts. 6 “For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
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 the Lord of hosts. “But you said, ‘In what way shall we return?’ 8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord 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. 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts; 12 “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the Lord of hosts. 13 “Your words have been harsh against Me,” Says the Lord, “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’ 14 You have said, ‘It is useless to serve God; What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, And that we have walked as mourners Before the Lord of hosts? 15 So now we call the proud blessed, For those who do wickedness are raised up; They even tempt God and go free.’ ” 16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, And the Lord listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the Lord And who meditate on His name. 17 “They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves him.” 18 Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him.
Malachi 4: 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 the Lord of hosts, “That will leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves. 3 You shall trample the wicked, For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet On the day that I do this,” Says the Lord of hosts. 4 “Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments. 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. 6 And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
Mathew 17: 10 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” 11 Jesus answered and said to them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. 12 But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.” 13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.
Luke 1: 15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. 16 And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
Acts 3: 3:21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
Consider the things that have been restored in just our days. Many in Israel that is the Ten Lost tribes who are to be found in the British Isles and America and Australia and South Africa and North Western Europe, have begun to keep the Sabbath in large numbers. Many are also keeping the Holy Days, and still others are keeping them according to the sighted moon as they did in the first temple period. And we are now keeping the Sabbatical Year in the right time cycle just as they did in the days of Joshua.
The Spirit of Elijah is leading us on to restore all things. No one man has done this, but many inspired by the Holy Spirit of Yahweh have been led to speak out and to turn away from the current sinful lifestyle and to return to the Torah as given at Mount Sinai. In pointing out the sin, many take offence who often consider that they and they alone are righteous, and they come from both houses of Israel whether by Judah and Pharisaic doctrines or by the House of Israel and their pagan Christian customs and doctrines. Both need to change and return to Torah.
So Arise and begin to do a good work, for the Eloyim of Israel is with you if you are with Him and He will guide you.
Deuteronomy 10:12 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I command you today for your good?
Deuteronomy 11:22 “For if you carefully keep all these commandments which I command you to do–to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him– 23 then the Lord will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess greater and mightier nations than yourselves. 24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory. 25 No man shall be able to stand against you; the Lord your God will put the dread of you and the fear of you upon all the land where you tread, just as He has said to you.
If you keep the commandments then you will be blessed and not be begging for bread. If you do not keep them and rebel against them then the curses as we have just read about will be given to you and you will be humbled by the starvation that is forced upon you as punishment for your evil ways. Repent while you have time.
May Yahweh watch over you and guide you in your spiritual growth and to know only the truth.
Joseph F Dumond