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News Letter 5849-026
1st day of the 6th month 5849 years after the creation of Adam
The 6th Month in the Fourth year of the third Sabbatical Cycle
The Third Sabbatical Cycle of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Earthquakes Famines, and Pestilences
August 9, 2013

Shalom Brethren,
We are sending this News Letter out a day early because of the New Moon being sighted. Today, August 8, 2013, the new moon was sighted in This evening marks the beginning of the 6th Biblical month. We are just a month away from Yom Teruah and the beginning of the fall feasts!

Chodesh Sameach!

We wanted to send this out early so that you can all begin to learn to repent during these 40 days of Repentance that lead us up to the Day of Atonement. May this understanding be a blessing to you.

I have come across many this past week who have been feeling the need to learn about this subject at this time.

For the past number of weeks we have been warning you of those things that are coming and are in fact taking shape right now and you can see them on the nightly news.

All of this was leading up to the war cycle when Israel, along with Judah would go into captivity together as Hosea 5 says.

Hos 5:5 And the pride of Israel testifies to his face. So Israel and Ephraim shall fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them.

This week I received an email which questioned my statement about this 3rd Sabbatical cycle being one of Pestilence and famine. Where are they?

I must admit I expected them to begin in 2010 just as pestilence had come in each of the past 6 Jubilee cycles at the start of the third Sabbatical cycle. But we have had nothing to write home about; although swine flu did start in 2009 and then stopped after a few months. Bird flu and other flus are being carefully monitored but none of them have broken out, nor any of the other diseases in Saudi Arabia which is known as coronavirus Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

While we are looking at this, in The Prophecies of Abraham I also expected that Israel would be at war and then be occupied by UN troops in 2013. This was based on the King of the North coming and taking Lot captive during this same time in that Jubilee cycle. Although this year still has 7 months to go I fully expected it to have started by now so that it would also coincide with the false teaching of Daniels timeline and thereby deceive if possible even the elect.

So what have I to say about this?

When I look at the other Jubilee cycles and I see the Flood of Noah and the Destruction of Sodom and of Nimrod and how they match the year in which the Atonement is to take place, I can see that in the case of the flood it is off by one year. Actually just a couple of months.

What this tells me is that Yehovah waited as long as possible before sending the flood to give as many as possible the opportunity to repent and also join Noah on that Ark. Yehovah waited and waited and waited.

I have said that we expected to see pestilences and many deaths during this 3rd Sabbatical cycle based on the events that took place during this same time period in the past; The Spanish flu in which 40-100 Million died.

I had maybe stretched this understanding of the meaning of the third curse.

But the 4th curse of the sword also has this same pestilence and famine in it and is more specific about it.

Lev 26:23 And if you will not be reformed by Me by these things, but will still walk contrary to Me, 24 then I will walk contrary to you and will punish you seven times more for your sins. 25 And I will bring a sword on you that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant. And when you are gathered inside your cities, I will send the plague among you. And you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26 When I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight. And you shall eat and not be satisfied.

What I am saying was the third curse of pestilence and famine and earthquakes is based on the following.

Lev 26:21 And if you walk contrary to Me, and will not listen to Me, I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins. 22 I will also send wild beasts among you, who shall bereave you. And I will destroy your cattle, and make you few. And your highways shall be deserted.

At first I was looking for mountain lion and bear attacks or shark or dog attacks or things like that. But they did not seem to fit the curse. Then I realized that fleas which spread disease could be the source here. When swine flu hit the airports in those cities affected where shut down and the highways were deserted as people tried to stay away from those who might be sick. But it did not last.

So right now I do not know what to say about this.

But I do know that the cycle of Terrorism was spot on from beginning to the end of the first Sabbatical cycle of Terror.

I also know that the second cycle of drought and severe weather was also spot on with each storm wreaking more havoc and destruction than the previous. Each new storm set new all time records for floods or heat temperatures and damages.

I also know that the earth quakes and volcanic action have increased dramatically and on this we have been also spot on.

In Lev 26:21 it does not say famine or Earthquakes though so how did I draw this conclusion?

In the bible I had noticed that a great deal of the time that Pestilences were mention along with famines. They seemed to go hand in hand.

And then I saw what Yehshua said.
Mat 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in different places.

He placed all three at the same time and it was on this basis that I called this third Sabbatical cycle the one of pestilence and famine and earthquakes.

If we again look at the third curse in Lev 26 then all we can gather is that wild beast will be here at this time. I have no recorded historical records to draw from. So I have stated something which I should not have said for this third cycle and spoke out of turn.

So the terrorism we got right, the severe weather we got right, the earthquakes we got right,….. we may have spoken to soon about the pestilence and famine. But they are told to be coming in the 4th Sabbatical cycle along with the sword.

In the Prophecies of Abraham we are shown how Ishmael the source of the coming conflict was born in the middle of that Jubilee cycle in the middle of the 4th Sabbatical cycle. When we compared that to the time when Israel fell and went into captivity it too was the 4th Sabbatical cycle.

The 70 Shabua of Daniel also show you that the covenant made with many ends in the middle of the current Jubilee cycle which is the 4th one of the sword. Daniels 70 weeks also shows you that this is the exact time that Israel, all 12 tribes will be so utterly defeated that there will be hardly any trace they existed there.

In the Prophecy of the law of Niddah we also learn that those who are bleeding out like a women’s filthy rag are our young men in uniform and each time we have lost a war this prophecy has been correct in the timing. And it too predicts that we will loose this next war in this next Sabbatical cycle, the 4th one.

The 2300 days of hell and Joseph’s 7 Years of Plenty and 7 years of Famine also show us that in the 4th Sabbatical cycle Israel is removed from the world scene and the Babylonian super power will have its way with us.

Some may want to use this fact that I have this third Sabbatical Cycle not 100% correct and try to use it to discredit those things coming next in the 4th Sabbatical Cycle. You are free to believe them or you can check out what we are saying and then weigh the evidence. I am sure you will agree with what I show you on them even though I may have this third Sabbatical cycle not 100% right.

Or as I said about Noah and the flood, Yehovah is waiting as long as possible for as many as possible to hear this message and to begin to keep the Sabbatical and Jubilee years. He is after all using me to tell the world this. Me with no money or help and with no means of getting this message out there except we have our two book and a third one coming and we have only now begun to get the TV series going. So by waiting, Yehovah I think, is giving us more time to get this message out there just as He gave Noah as much time as He could give him before sending the flood.

On August 8th of 2013 we now begin the 6th month which Judah calls the month of Elul and the start of the traditional 40 days of repentance.

The 6th month of Elul is a time of repentance in preparation for the High Holidays of Yom Teruah The Feast of Trumets and Yom Kippur The Day of Atonement. Tradition teaches that the month of Elul is a particularly propitious time for repentance. Elul is seen as a time to search one’s heart and draw close to God in preparation for the coming Day of Judgment. This mood of repentance builds through the month of Elul to the period of Selichot, to Yom Teruah, and finally to Yom Kippur.
The name of the month (spelled Alef-Lamed-Vay-Lamed) is said to be an acronym of “Ani l’dodi v’dodi li,” “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine,” a quote from Song of Songs 6:3, where the Beloved is Yehovah and the “I” is the all twelve Tribes of Israel. In Aramaic (the vernacular of the Jewish people at the time that the month names were adopted), the word “Elul” means “search,” which is appropriate, because this is a time of year when we search our hearts.
According to tradition, the month of Elul is the time that Moses spent on Mount Sinai preparing the second set of tablets after the incident of the golden calf (Ex. 32; 34:27-28). He ascended on Rosh Chodesh Elul and descended on the 10th of Tishri, at the end of Yom Kippur, when repentance was complete. Other sources say that Elul is the beginning of a period of 40 days that Moses prayed for G-d to forgive the people after the Golden Calf incident, after which the commandment to prepare the second set of tablets was given.
Customs of Elul
During the month of Elul, from the second day of Elul to the 28th day, the shofar is blown after morning services every weekday. The shofar is not blown on Shabbat. It is also not blown on the day before Yom Teruah to make a clear distinction between the rabbinical rule of blowing the shofar in Elul and the biblical mitzvah to blow the shofar on Yom teruah.
Four blasts are blown: tekiah, shevarim-teruah, tekiah. You can listen to this combination of blasts at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkThNw210is . Rambam explained the custom of blowing shofar as a wake-up call to sleepers, designed to rouse us from our complacency. It is a call to repentance. The blast of the shofar is a very piercing sound when done properly.

Elul is also a time to begin the process of asking forgiveness for wrongs done to other people and the time to forgive those seeking it from you. According to Jewish tradition, Yehovah cannot forgive us for sins committed against another person until we have first obtained forgiveness from the person we have wronged. This is not as easy a task as you might think, if you have never done it. This process of seeking forgiveness continues through the Days of Awe.
The Days of Awe are theTen days from Yom Teruah to Yom Kippur, a time for deep introspection and considering the sins of the previous year.
Many people visit cemeteries at this time, because the awe-inspiring nature of this time makes us think about life and death and our own mortality. Again these are the traditions that Judah has developed during this time.
It is also customary to recite Psalm 27 each day from the New Moon of the 6th month until Sukkot in the 7th Month.
Psa 27:1 A Psalm of David. Jehovah is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked, my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 3 Though an army should camp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this I am trusting. 4 One thing I have desired from Jehovah, that I will seek after: that I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Jehovah, and to pray in His temple. 5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His shelter, in the secrecy of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me up on a rock. 6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies, my encirclers; and I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle. I will sing; yea, I will sing praises to Jehovah. 7 Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry with my voice; and have mercy on me, and answer me. 8 My heart says to You, Seek my face; Your face, O Jehovah, I will seek; 9 Hide not Your face from me. Turn not Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then Jehovah will take me up. 11 Teach me Your way, O Jehovah, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies. 12 Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies; for false witnesses have risen up against me, and he that breathes out cruelty. 13 I would have fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah in the land of the living. 14 Hope in Jehovah; be of good courage, and He shall make your heart strong; yea, hope in Jehovah.

Selichot
As the month of Elul draws to a close, the mood of repentance becomes more urgent. Prayers for forgiveness called selichot (properly pronounced “s’lee-KHOHT,” but often pronounced “SLI-khus”) are added to the daily cycle of religious services. Selichot are recited in the early morning, before normal daily shacharit service. They add about 45 minutes to the regular daily service.
Selichot are recited from the Sunday before Yom Teruah unitl Yom. If Rosh Hashanah begins on a Monday or Tuesday, selichot begins on the Sunday of the week before Rosh Hashanah, to make sure that there are at least 3 days of Selichot. The first selichot service of the holiday season is usually a large community service, held around midnight on Motzaei Shabbat (the night after the sabbath ends; that is, after nightfall on Saturday) . The entire community, including men, women and older children, attend the service, and the rabbi gives a sermon. The remaining selichot services are normally only attended by those who ordinarily attend daily shacharit services in synagogue.
A fundamental part of the selichot service is the repeated recitation of the “Thirteen Attributes,” a list of Yehovah’s thirteen attributes of mercy that were revealed to Moses after the sin of the golden calf (Ex 34:6-7):

Exo 34:6 And Yehovah passed by before him and proclaimed, Yehovah! Yehovah God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the sons, and on the sons of sons, to the third and to the fourth generation.

Yehovah Yehovah El Rachum Vechanun Erek Apieyim Verav Chesed Veemet

Yehovah [1], Yehovah [2], God [3], merciful [4], and gracious [5], long-suffering [6], abundant in goodness [7] and truth [8], keeping mercy unto the thousandth generation [9], forgiving iniquity [10] and transgression [11] and sin [12], who cleanses [13].

Why is “Yehovah” listed twice as an attribute? And why are three of these “attributes” Names of God? Different names of God connote different characteristics of God. The four-letter Name of God (rendered here as “YHVH”) is the Name used when God is exhibiting characteristics of mercy, and the Talmud explains that this dual usage indicates that God is merciful before a person sins, but is also merciful after a person sins. The third attribute is a different Name of God that is used when God acts in His capacity as the almighty ruler of nature and the universe.

Consider this if you will. In the year 2033 Satan is to be locked away. The Ten Years before this time is also known as the Days of Awe and they begin in the year 2024. 30 Years before this would bring you to 1994. That is the year I left the Worldwide Church of God and began my own in depth studies, which have continued up until today.

http://www.oztorah.com/2011/09/soul-searching-in-the-selichot-ask-the-rabbi/
Soul searching in the Selichot – Ask the Rabbi
Q. What are the origins of the Selichot (penitential prayers) that are recited in the lead up to Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur?
A. There were times when the approach of the day of judgment, proclaimed with the shofar each weekday of Ellul and on Rosh HaShanah, sent shivers through Jewish hearts. Fearful lest they might not repent in time or even, God forbid, add further sins to those that had accumulated during the year, some would even observe a “fast of words” and hardly speak during Ellul.
Into this pattern the prayers for forgiveness, Selichot, fitted so naturally that had they not existed it would have been necessary to invent them. SM Lehrman wrote, “One can still visualise the crowded houses of worship with men, women and children; and in one’s ears there still reverberate the sobs and groans of a prayerful congregation swayed by the heart-felt cry of ‘Do not cast us away when old age creeps in upon us; do not abandon us when our strength is spent’.”
The word Selichot comes from selichah, “forgiveness”. The Psalmist said, ki im’cha haselichah, “for forgiveness is with Thee” (Psalm 130:4). Prayers for forgiveness were solemnly recited on fast-days in time of drought (Mishnah Ta’anit, chap. 2). Eventually they formed part of the service on all public fast days and days of intercession. They reflected the theology that suffering must have been caused by sin, and therefore repentance, confession and prayer for pardon would surely secure God’s favour and avert the evil decree.
The best known Selichot service is associated with the end of Ellul (amongst Sephardim, from Rosh Chodesh) and the beginning of Tishri. It has won its way into Jewish hearts and yet, like a number of the other specially popular occasions in the calendar, does not have a very ancient lineage. Simchat Torah and Tu BiShvat, Yahrzeit and Yizkor and even Bar-Mitzvah are other examples of observances that entered Judaism long after the Biblical period and yet are so well-entrenched that people assume they must surely stem from Sinai.
The Ten Days of Penitence were known from the time of the Talmud. The verse from Isaiah 55:6, “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found”, was applied to this time of the year when, said the Rabbis, God is especially accessible. In post-Talmudic times, the days of penitence were marked by changes and interpolations (such as zochrenu) in the liturgy. It also became customary to rise early on these days to supplicate Divine favour, and there was a long debate amongst the Geonim as to whether and when to fast during the ten days, even on Rosh HaShanah and Shabbat Shuvah.
Eventually the custom settled that instead of fasting on the two days of Rosh HaShanah and Shabbat Shuvah and Erev Yom Kippur, four days of fasting should precede Rosh HaShanah. Today we have abandoned these fasts but retained the prayers that went with them. Hence we commence Selichot four days before Rosh HaShanah. In practical terms this means that Selichot commence on the Sunday before Rosh HaShanah, but if the festival falls on Monday or Tuesday they commence from the Sunday of the previous week.
A further reason suggested for having four days of Selichot is that the Rosh HaShanah liturgy includes the Biblical phrase, “you shall observe a burnt offering”, and like an offering which needs to be scrutinised for defects for four days, so we need four days of self-searching before the day of judgment.
The Sephardi custom of commencing Selichot forty days before Yom Kippur (though some communities had the custom of commencing on 15th Ellul and not on Rosh Chodesh) reminds us that at the beginning of Ellul, after the episode of the Golden Calf, Moses ascended Mount Sinai again, after warning the people to behave properly in his absence, and came down on 10 Tishri with the message salachti, “I have forgiven”.
The Selichot reverberate with references to b’ashmoret haboker, “the beginning of dawn” and indeed much weight attaches to the custom of dawn or pre-dawn Selichot. It is not only that there were objections to uttering supplications at night. Psychologically there is a more subdued mood just before daybreak than is often seen in the more excited, almost theatre-like feeling of midnight Selichot.
This does not mean to say that Selichot at midnight, especially on the first Saturday night, are not permissible, and probably most who come to midnight Selichot would otherwise not attend or recite Selichot at all, but it is not always possible to combine a musical performance with the mood of introspection and penitence.
At first the Selichot service consisted of Biblical verses and short invocations of God’s mercy. Later the Thirteen Divine Attributes came to be constantly repeated, since the Talmud attached great importance to enunciating and striving to emulate them. Rabbi Yochanan, in a daring piece of imagery, even declared that God put on a tallit like a cantor and demonstrated to Moses how to recite the attributes, assuring him that if Israel had sinned but recited this passage they would secure forgiveness.
With the development of liturgical hymns, Piyyutim, the Selichot were embellished with poetical compositions which were distributed amongst the days when Selichot were said. These fall into four groups, tochachot (admonitions), akedot (reflections on the Binding of Isaac), techinnot (supplications) and bakkashot (petitions). Every day has its pizmon, a composition with a refrain; the name derives from the same Greek root as the word Psalm.
Like most Piyyutim, these tend to be intricate interweavings of phrases and ideas from the Bible, Talmud and Midrash. Their literary structure and ideological ambience are, however, of little interest to the average worshipper. What moves most people is not the intellectual as much as the emotional content of the service. And in terms of the feelings aroused by the time of year, the mood of the moment, the melodies and refrains, and even the fact that Selichot probably create more genuine piety than any of our other prayers, it must be said that this is truly one of our most successful liturgical experiences.

There is a custom to recite ten chapters of Tehillim each day during the month of Elul after the morning Shaharit service. After talking to Rico Cortes about this amazing subject, he shared with me the psalms to be read each day.

The Psalms of Repentance.
Psalm16,
Psalm 32,
Psalm 41,
Psalm 42,
Psalm 59,
Psalm 77,
Psalm 90,
Psalm 105,
Psalm 137,
Psalm 150.

Brethren I have searched this subject out to bring as much information to you as I could about it.

If you do not totally understand this or agree that is OK. I would like to strongly suggest you all now go to my friend Rico Cortes site and read and as well listen to each of the prayers sung at this time.

While the whole Messianic world argues about how to pronounce the Name, Calendars, One Law or two laws, one house or two house. Our Jewish Brothers are at the proper time praying as One Nation, One People, One Heart, One Voice. It is Sad, that we the people who believe in Yeshua, can not agree on anything but the ones that do not recognize Yeshua as Messiah know how to pray to the father in Unity. I think that we need to repent and learn how to pray for forgiveness. Rico Cortes.

http://www.wisdomintorah.com/these-are-songs-chanted-for-the-time-of-repentance/

Please go and listen the psalms as they are sung in Hebrew and read the psalms as you repent during this next 40 days leading up to the Day of Atonement.

One last point.

I have been keeping the Feasts since 1982 and this Hebraic way since 2005. With out exception during the time leading up to Sukkot each year have been trials and tribulations that have happened to me and to those I know going to the Feast. We loose our jobs or we have the car break down the day before we are to go. Something unforeseen happens and you have to make that awful choice of do you stay and not go to the Feast or do you say damn the torpedo’s and go anyway.

I have been threatened to be fired and people get all heated up about my going. I have left expecting to the divorced when I get back or all my thing tossed out of the house. These are the days of trials, which are symbolic of the years before the tribulation when you will be sorely tried.

Sometimes all you can do is throw your hands in the air and let Yehovah know you are sorry for your sins and you are going to keep the Holy Days no matter what.

We who understand the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles know how little time is left. We know that in 2020 the worse disasters we could ever imagine will be upon us. We are told to ENDURE to the end. It means you put up with a great deal that you do not like. Brethren know and understand the meaning of these days and endure until He comes.

With permission from Rico I share with you his teaching on Selichot.

Selichot Prayers taken from the Siddur
LEARNING THE PROTOCOL OF THE KING
http://wisdomintorah.torahteachers.com
Rico Cortes
Shalom and Welcome
Welcome to Wisdom in Torah. This little booklet contains the Selichot prayers for our time of Repentance during the month of Elul, starting August, to the day of Yom Kippur. On Wisdom in Torah website I will be doing the opening prayers by only using the psalms. Then I will read?from the Selichot Siddur.
For those who do not know, Selichot are prayers for forgiveness and Siddur is a prayer book.
The opening prayers are listed separately so you can pick which ones you want to start with. Then continue with the prayers in the Siddur.
I really pray that we can all put our hearts, minds, and souls?into approaching our father who is our king. Remember, the?principle is for us to be together praying to the father as one people, one nation, one mind, one heart, one voice and one soul.
Shalom Rico
To Contact Rico
Rico Cortes?P.O. Box 1845?Auburndale, Florida, 33823
http://wisdomintorah.torahteachers.com/
wisdomintorah1@gmail.com

Selichot Prayers using the Psalms and the Siddur
Learning the Protocol of the King
The Four Steps of Repentance
Teshuvah (Return or Repentance) is a generous gift from G-d, which allows us to erase our improper actions through a four-step process (see below).
The Torah tells us that no matter how far we stray or how many times we sin, G-d will wait for us to return to him through Teshuvah.
There are four basic parts to Teshuvah:
1. Leaving the Sin 2. Regret
3. Confession Before G-d
4. Acceptance for the Future
1. Leaving the Sin
Leaving the sin consists of stopping the commission of the sinful act. One cannot do Teshuvah if one continues to do the sin, even if he or she were to perform the next three steps perfectly.
2. Regret
Regret consists in sincerely regretting one’s wrong action. One must be genuinely ashamed and embarrassed over one’s sins.
3. Confession Before G-d
Acceptance for the future consists of resolving in one’s heart never to commit the sin ever again.
4. Acceptance for the Future
Confession before G-d consists of an oral confession spoken out loud, in which one formulates in words the commitments and attitudes one has reached in his or her heart. One should say, “I have sinned, I have done such and such; I deeply regret my actions, and I declare before G-d, Who knows my innermost thoughts, that I will never do this sin again.”
What YHVH is really looking for is the sincerity of the effort that a person puts into their Teshuvah!
Source: http://www.ou.org/chagim/elul/foursteps.html Introduction to Prayer
Psalm 51:15 O YHVH, open my lips, And that my mouth declare Your praise.
Shema
Devarim 6:4 “Hear, O Yisra‘?l: YHVH our Elohim, YHVH is one! 5 “And you shall love YHVH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your might. 6 “And these Words which I am commanding you today shall be in your heart, 7 and you shall impress them upon your children, and shall speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up, 8 and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 “And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Devarim 11:13 “And it shall be that if you diligently obey My commands which I command you today, to love YHVH your Elohim and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your being, 14 then I shall give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, and you shall gather in your grain, and your new wine, and your oil. 15 “And I shall give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be satisfied. 16 “Guard yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other mighty ones and bow down to them. 17 “Then the displeasure of YHVH shall burn against you, and He shall shut up the heavens, and there be no rain, and the land not give its increase. And you shall perish quickly from the good land which YHVH is giving you. 18 “And you shall lay up these Words1 of Mine in your heart and in your being, and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. Footnote: 1 See footnote at 5:22. 19 “And you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up, 20 and shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children are increased on the soil of which YHVH swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens on the earth.
Numbers 15:37 And YHVH spoke to Mosheh, saying, 38 “Speak to the children of Yisra‘?l, and you shall say to them to make tzitziyot1 on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue cord in the tzitzit1 of the corners. Footnote: 1 See Explanatory notes – “Tzitzit” – plural Tzitziyot. 39 “And it shall be to you for a tzitzit, and you shall see it, and shall remember all the commands of YHVH and shall do them, and not search after your own heart and your own eyes after which you went whoring, 40 so that you remember, and shall do all My commands, and be set-apart unto your Elohim.?41 “I am YHVH your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, to be your Elohim. I am YHVH your Elohim.”
Blessing after the Shema
And certain, established and enduring, fair and faithful, beloved and cherished, delightful and pleasant, awesome and powerful, correct and accepted, good and beautiful is this affirmation to us forever and ever.
True – the God of the universe is our King; the Rock of Jacob is the Shield of our salvation. From generation to generation He endures and His Name endures and His throne is well established; His sovereignty and faithfulness endure forever. His words are living and enduring, faithful and delightful forever and to all eternity; for our forefathers and for us, for our children and for our generations, and for all the generations of Your servant Israel’s offspring.
Upon the earlier and upon later generations, this affirmation is good and enduring forever. True and faithful, it is an unbreakable decree. It is true that You are the YHVH, our God and the God of our forefathers, our King and the King of our forefathers, our Redeemer, the Redeemer of our forefathers; our Molder, the Rock of our salvation; our Liberator and our Rescuer – this has ever been Your Name. There is no God but you.
ASHREI – Contentment Awaits (Psalm 145)
Ashrei Psalm 145
Contentment awaits those who dwell in Your house; may they always praise You, Selah. Contentment awaits the people for whom this is so, contentment awaits the people whose God is the LORD.
I will exalt you, my God the King, and I will bless Your Name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You and I will laud Your Name forever and ever. The LORD is great and exceedingly lauded, and His greatness is beyond investigation. Each generation will praise Your deeds to the next and of Your mighty deeds they will tell; The splendorous glory of Your power and Your wondrous deeds I shall discuss. And of Your awesome power they will speak, and Your greatness I shall relate. A recollection of Your abundant goodness they will utter, and of Your righteousness they will sing exultantly.
Gracious and merciful is the LORD, slow to anger, and great in kindness. The LORD is good to all; His mercies are on all His works. All Your works shall thank You, O LORD, and your devout ones will bless You. Of the glory of Your kingdom they will speak, and of Your power they will tell; To inform human beings of His mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of His kingdom. Your kingdom is a kingdom spanning all eternities, and Your dominion is throughout every generation.
The LORD supports all those who are fallen and straightens all those who are bent. The eyes of all look to You with hope, and You give them their food in its proper time; You open Your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Righteous is the LORD in all His ways, and magnanimous in all His deeds. The LORD is close to all who call upon Him— to all who call upon Him sincerely. The will of those who fear Him He will do, and their cry He will hear and save them. The LORD protects all who love Him; but all the wicked He will destroy.
Half-Kaddish
English version of Prayer.
1 May His great name be exalted and sanctifiedb is God‘s great name.a
2 in the world which He created according to His will!
3 May He establish His kingdom
4 and may His salvation blossom and His anointed be near.

5 during your lifetime and during your days
6 and during the lifetimes of all the House of Israel,
7 speedily and very soon! And say, Amen.a
Hebrew Aramaic version
1 Yitgaddal veyitqaddash shmeh rabba
2 Be?alma di vra khir’uteh
3 veyamlikh malkhuteh
4 [veyatzmah purqaneh vigarev (getz) meshiheh]
5 be?ayekhon uvyomekhon
6 uv?aye dekhol bet yisrael
7 be?agala uvizman qariv ve?imru amen
The next two lines are recited by the congregation and then the leader:

8 May His great name be blessed
9 or ever, and to all eternity!
10 Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted,
11 extolled and honoured, adored and lauded
12 be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He,a
14 hymns, praises and consolations
The half kaddish ends here.
Here the “complete kaddish” includes:
16 May the prayers andsupplications
17 of all Israel
18 be accepted by their Father who is in Heaven; And say, Amen.

8 yehe shmeh rabba mevarakh
9 le?alam ul?alme ?almaya
10 Yitbarakh veyishtabba? veyitpaar veyitromam
11 veyitnasse veyithaddar veyit?alleh veyithallal
12 shmeh dequdsha, brikh hu.
13 le?ella (l?ella mikkol) min kol birkhata
14 veshirata tushbe?ata vene?emata
15 daamiran be?alma ve?imru amen

The half kaddish ends here.
Here the “complete kaddish” includes:
16 Titqabbal tzlothon uva?ut’hon
17 d’khol bet yisrael
18 qodam avuhon di bishmayya, v?imru amen

Psalms of Selichot
Psalm 27:1 YHVH is my light and my deliverance; Whom should I fear? YHVH is the refuge of my life; Whom should I dread? 2 When evil-doers come against me To eat up my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, They shall stumble and fall. 3 Though an army encamps against me, My heart does not fear; Though battle comes up against me, Even then I would be trusting. 4 One matter I asked of YHVH – this I seek: To dwell in the House of YHVH All the days of my life, To see the pleasantness of YHVH, And to inquire in His H?kal. 5 For in the day of evil He hides me in His booth; In the covering of His Tent He hides me; On a rock He raises me up. 6 And now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me; And I offer in His Tent with shouts of joy; I sing, yea, I sing praises to YHVH. 7 Hear, O YHVH, when I cry with my voice! And show me favour, and answer me. 8 To my heart You have said, “Seek My face.” Your face, YHVH, I seek. 9 Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in displeasure; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O Elohim of my deliverance. 10 When my father and my mother have forsaken me, Then YHVH does take me in. 11 Teach me Your way, O YHVH, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies. 12 Do not give me over To the desire of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And they 13 What if I had not believed To see the goodness of YHVH In the land of the living! 14 Wait on YHVH, be strong, And let Him strengthen your heart! Wait, I say, on YHVH!
Psalm 130: 1 A Song of degrees. Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Jehovah. 2 Lord, hear my voice, and let Your ears listen to the voice of My prayers. 3 If You will keep in mind iniquities, O Jehovah, who shall stand, O Lord? 4 But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared. 5 I wait for Jehovah, my soul waits, and in His Word I hope. 6 My soul waits for Jehovah more than morning-watchers who are watching for the morning. 7 Let Israel hope in Jehovah; for with Jehovah there is mercy, and with Him is plentiful redemption. 8 And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

Psa 17:1 A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O Jehovah; listen to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, for it is not in lips of deceit. 2 Let my judgment go out from Your presence; let Your eyes behold uprightly. 3 You have proved my heart; You have visited me in the night; You have tried me, and You will find nothing; my thoughts do not pass beyond my mouth. 4 Concerning the works of men, by the Words of Your lips, I am kept from the paths of the destroyer. 5 My steps have been held in Your paths, so that my footsteps have not slipped. 6 I have called on You, for You will hear me, O God; bow down Your ear to me; hear my speech. 7 Set out Your wonderful loving-kindness, O Savior of those seeking refuge in You, by Your right hand, from those who rise up against me. 8 Keep me as the pupil, the daughter of the eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings, 9 from the face of the wicked who strip me. Those against my soul, My foes, encircle me. 10 They are enclosed in their own fat; with their mouth they speak proudly, 11 they have now hemmed in our steps, they have set their eyes to bow me to the earth, 12 their likeness is like a lion that longs to tear, and like a young lion lurking in secret places. 13 Arise, O Jehovah, disappoint him, bow him down; deliver my soul from the wicked by Your sword, 14 from men by Your hand, O Jehovah, from men of the world whose portion is in this life, and whose belly You fill with Your treasure. They are satisfied with sons, and will leave their riches to their babes. 15 As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with Your image.

Psa 32:1 A Psalm of David. A Contemplation. Blessed is the man whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man to whom Jehovah does not charge iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. 3 When I kept silence, my bones became old through my roaring all the day long. 4 For by day and by night Your hand was heavy on me; my sap is turned into the droughts of summer. Selah. 5 I confessed my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, I will confess my transgression to Jehovah; and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah. 6 For this let every godly one pray to You, in a time when You may be found; surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come near him. 7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall circle me with songs of deliverance. Selah. 8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you, My eye shall be on you. 9 Be not like the horse, or like the mule, who have no understanding, whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, so that they do not come near you. 10 The wicked has many sorrows, but mercy embraces him who trusts in Jehovah. 11 Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.

Psa 51:1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your loving-kindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me completely from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I confess my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done evil in Your sight; that You might be justified when You speak, and be clear when You judge. 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. 6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden part You shall make me to know wisdom. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which You have broken may rejoice. 9 Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from Your presence, and take not Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways; and sinners shall be converted to You. 14 Deliver me from the guilt of shedding blood, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. 15 O Jehovah, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise. 16 For You do not desire sacrifice; or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. 18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; build the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then shall You be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering; then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.

Psa 65:1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm and Song of David. To You silence is praise, O God, in Zion; and to You is a vow paid. 2 To You who hears prayer, all flesh comes. 3 Things of iniquity are mightier than I; as for our transgressions, You shall purge them away. 4 Blessed is the one whom You choose, and cause to come near You. He shall dwell in Your courts; we shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, of Your holy temple. 5 By awesome things in righteousness You will answer us, O God of our salvation; who are the hope of all the ends of the earth and the sea, of those far away. 6 The mountains are established by Your strength, banded together with might, 7 who stills the noise of the sea, the roar of their waves, and the uproar of the peoples. 8 And the inhabitants of the furthermost places are afraid of Your signs; You make the beginning of the morning and the evening rejoice. 9 You visit the earth and water it; You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, for in this way You have prepared it. 10 You fill its terraces with water; You deepen its furrows; You make it soft with showers; You bless the sprouting of it. 11 You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drop fatness. 12 They drop on the pastures of the wilderness; and the little hills gird themselves with joy. 13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with grain; they shout for joy and sing.

Psa 85:1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm for the sons of Korah. O Jehovah, You have been gracious to Your land; You have brought back the captivity of Jacob. 2 You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people; You have covered all their sins. Selah. 3 You have taken away all Your wrath; You have turned from the heat of Your anger. 4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause Your anger toward us to cease. 5 Will You be angry with us forever? Will You draw out Your anger to all generations? 6 Will You not give us life again, so that Your people may rejoice in You? 7 Show us Your mercy, O Jehovah, and grant us Your salvation. 8 I will hear what God Jehovah will speak; for He will speak peace to His people, and to His saints; but let them not turn again to folly. 9 Surely His salvation is near those that fear Him, so that glory may dwell in our land. 10 Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from Heaven. 12 Yea, Jehovah shall give good; and our land shall yield its increase. 13 Righteousness shall go before Him and shall set us in the way of His steps.

Psa 102:1 A prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before Jehovah. Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, and let my cry come to You. 2 Hide not Your face from me in the day when I am in trouble; bow down Your ear to me; in the day I call, answer me quickly. 3 For my days go up like smoke, and my bones glow like a firebrand. 4 My heart is stricken, and dried like grass, so that I forget to eat my bread. 5 Because of the voice of my groaning, my bones hold fast to my skin. 6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert. 7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone on the house top. 8 My enemies curse me all the day; and they who are mad against me are sworn against me. 9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and have mixed my drink with weeping, 10 because of Your anger and Your wrath; for You have lifted me up and cast me down. 11 My days are like a shadow stretched out; and I wither like grass. 12 But You, O Jehovah, shall endure forever; and Your memory to all generations. 13 You shall arise, and have mercy on Zion; for the time to pity her, yea, the set time, has come. 14 For Your servants take pleasure in its stones, and pity its dust. 15 So the nations shall fear the name of Jehovah, and all the kings of the earth Your glory. 16 When Jehovah shall build up Zion, He shall appear in His glory. 17 He will turn to the prayer of the forsaken and not despise their prayer. 18 This shall be written for the generation to come; and the people who shall be created shall praise Jehovah. 19 For He has looked down from the height of His sanctuary; from Heaven Jehovah beheld the earth; 20 to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to set free the sons of death; 21 to declare the name of Jehovah in Zion, and His praise in Jerusalem; 22 when the peoples and the kingdoms have gathered together to serve Jehovah. 23 He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days. 24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days; Your years are through the generation of generations. 25 Of old You have laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the work of Your hands. 26 They shall perish, but You shall endure; yea, all of them shall become old like a garment; like a robe You shall change them, and they shall be changed; 27 but You are He, and Your years shall have no end. 28 The sons of Your servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before You.

Psalm 27:1 YHVH is my light and my deliverance; Whom should I fear? YHVH is the refuge of my life; Whom should I dread? 2 When evil-doers come against me To eat up my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, They shall stumble and fall. 3 Though an army encamps against me, My heart does not fear; Though battle comes up against me, Even then I would be trusting. 4 One matter I asked of YHVH – this I seek: To dwell in the House of YHVH All the days of my life, To see the pleasantness of YHVH, And to inquire in His H?kal. 5 For in the day of evil He hides me in His booth; In the covering of His Tent He hides me; On a rock He raises me up. 6 And now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me; And I offer in His Tent with shouts of joy; I sing, yea, I sing praises to YHVH. 7 Hear, O YHVH, when I cry with my voice! And show me favour, and answer me. 8 To my heart You have said, “Seek My face.” Your face, YHVH, I seek. 9 Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in displeasure; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O Elohim of my deliverance. 10 When my father and my mother have forsaken me, Then YHVH does take me in. 11 Teach me Your way, O YHVH, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies. 12 Do not give me over To the desire of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And they 13 What if I had not believed To see the goodness of YHVH In the land of the living! 14 Wait on YHVH, be strong, And let Him strengthen your heart! Wait, I say, on YHVH!
Psa 103:1 A Psalm of David. Bless Jehovah, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name. 2 Bless Jehovah, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; 3 who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; 4 who redeems your life from ruin; who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies; 5 who satisfies your mouth with good; your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 6 Jehovah works righteousness and judgment for all who are pressed down. 7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. 8 Jehovah is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and rich in mercy. 9 He will not always chasten, nor will He keep His anger forever. 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so 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, Jehovah pities those who fear Him. 14 For He knows our form; He remembers that we are dust. 15 As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone; and its place shall know it no more. 17 But the mercy of Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness is to sons of sons; 18 to those who keep His covenant, and to those who remember to do His Commandments. 19 Jehovah has prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom rules over all. 20 Bless Jehovah, O angels of His, who excel in strength, who do His command, listening to the voice of His Word. 21 Bless Jehovah, all His hosts, ministers of His who do His pleasure. 22 Bless Jehovah, all His works in all places of His rule; bless Jehovah, O my soul.

Psa 104:1 Bless Jehovah, O my soul. O Jehovah my God, You are very great; You have put on honor and majesty, 2 covering Yourself with light as with a robe; and stretching out the heavens like a curtain; 3 He lays the beams of His upper rooms in the waters. He sets the clouds as His chariots; He walks on the wings of the wind; 4 He makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flaming fire. 5 He laid the earth on its foundations; it shall not be shaken forever. 6 You covered the deep as with a robe; the waters stand above the mountains. 7 At Your rebuke they flee; at the voice of Your thunder they hurry away. 8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys to the place which You have founded for them. 9 You have set a bound that they may not pass over, so that they do not turn again to cover the earth. 10 He sends the springs into the valleys; they flow between the hills. 11 They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild asses break their thirst. 12 By them the birds of the heavens will have their place of rest; they sing among the branches. 13 He waters the hills from His upper rooms; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works. 14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for the service of man, to bring forth food out of the earth, 15 and wine cheers the heart of man, and oil makes his face shine, and bread sustains the heart of man. 16 The trees of Jehovah are full, the cedars of Lebanon which He has planted; 17 where the birds make their nests; the fir trees are the house of the stork. 18 The high hills are for the wild goats, and the rocks are a refuge for the badgers. 19 He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun knows its going down. 20 You make darkness, and it is night, in which all the beasts of the forest creep forth. 21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from God. 22 The sun rises; they are gathered, and go to their dens to lie down. 23 Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening. 24 O Jehovah, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your riches. 25 This is the great and wide sea, in which are creeping things without number, both small and great animals. 26 There the ships go; You made this great sea animal to play in it. 27 These all wait on You, that You may give them their food in due season. 28 You give to them, they gather; You open Your hand; they are filled with good. 29 You hide Your face, they are troubled; You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. 30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; and You renew the face of the earth. 31 The glory of Jehovah shall endure forever; Jehovah shall rejoice in His works. 32 He looks on the earth, and it trembles; He touches the hills, and they smoke. 33 I will sing to Jehovah as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. 34 My thoughts of Him shall be sweet; I will be glad in Jehovah. 35 Let the sinners perish from the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless Jehovah, O my soul. Praise Jehovah!

Shema Israel, YHVH, Eloheynu, YHVH echad.
YHVH Hu HaElohim! YHVH He is Elohim!
YHVH Hu HaElohim! YHVH He is Elohiim!
YHVH Hu HaElohim! YHVH He is Elohim!
YHVH Hu HaElohim! YHVH He is Elohim!

YHVH reigns, YHVH reigned , YHVH will reign for ever and ever.?Create in me a clean heart, O Elohim, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.?Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Set-apart Spirit from me.?I cry with my whole heart, ANSWER ME!?YHVH, I will keep your statutes and commandments, for your Right Hand is outstretched to receive those who Repent.
May the expressions of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart always find favor before you, YHVH, my Rock and my Redeemer.

The Orot Sephardic Selichot
El Melech / GOD KING
El, King, who sits in judgment on a throne of mercy and acts with kindness, Who forgives the iniquities of His people, removes sins one by one, abundantly grants forgiveness to transgressors and pardon to sinners,?Who performs righteous deeds with all those of flesh and spirit:
not according to their wickedness does He exact retribution.?EL, you taught us to recite the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy, therefore, recall for us today the covenant of the Thirteen Attributes, as you made known to the humble one in ancient times.?Such is it written in Your Torah: “YHVH descended in the cloud and stood there with him, and called out with the Name: YHVH and there it was stated:?YHVH passed by before him and called out:
YHVH, YHVH?1. Elohim?2. Compassionate One?3. Gracious One,?4. Who is slow?5. to anger?6. and abounding in kindness?7. and Truth?8. He keeps kindness?9. for thousands of generations, 10. bears iniquity?11. sin?12. and transgression,?13 and absolves those who repent.
May you forgive our iniquity and our transgression, and take us as your inheritance.?and YHVH said to Moshe: I will cause My entire Goodness to pass before you.?and I will call in the Name of YHVH before you, I will show grace to whomever I will be gracious, and I will show compassion to whomever I will show compassion.
Ata Ha Melech / You are King
Hear Heavens turn your attention; turn your ear to me.?Now, falling to my face, I am returning from my sin and embezzlement,?O My Eli (YHVH) you are my King.?I will bow my head and go down on my knees the one who makes life good, show me the way So I won‘t be like a wanderer, when the days passed, when the strange dark days has passed by. PLEASE, show mercy O King, King, King of Kings
ASHREI – Contentment Awaits (Psalm 145)
Ashrei Psalm 145
Contentment awaits those who dwell in Your house; may they always praise You, Selah. Contentment awaits the people for whom this is so, contentment awaits the people whose God is the LORD.
I will exalt you, my God the King, and I will bless Your Name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You and I will laud Your Name forever and ever. The LORD is great and exceedingly lauded, and His greatness is beyond investigation. Each generation will praise Your deeds to the next and of Your mighty deeds they will tell; The splendorous glory of Your power and Your wondrous deeds I shall discuss. And of Your awesome power they will speak, and Your greatness I shall relate. A recollection of Your abundant goodness they will utter, and of Your righteousness they will sing exultantly.
Gracious and merciful is the LORD, slow to anger, and great in kindness. The LORD is good to all; His mercies are on all His works. All Your works shall thank You, O LORD, and your devout ones will bless You. Of the glory of Your kingdom they will speak, and of Your power they will tell; To inform human beings of His mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of His kingdom. Your kingdom is a kingdom spanning all eternities, and Your dominion is throughout every generation.
The LORD supports all those who are fallen and straightens all those who are bent. The eyes of all look to You with hope, and You give them their food in its proper time; You open Your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Righteous is the LORD in all His ways, and magnanimous in all His deeds. The LORD is close to all who call upon Him— to all who call upon Him sincerely. The will of those who fear Him He will do, and their cry He will hear and save them. The LORD protects all who love Him; but all the wicked He will destroy.
Half-Kaddish
1 May His great name be exalted and sanctifiedb is God‘s great name.a
2 in the world which He created according to His will!
3 May He establish His kingdom
4 and may His salvation blossom and His anointed be near.
5 during your lifetime and during your days
6 and during the lifetimes of all the House of Israel,
7 speedily and very soon! And say, Amen.a
1 Yitgaddal veyitqaddash shmeh rabba
2 Be?alma di vra khir’uteh
3 veyamlikh malkhuteh be?ayekhon uvyomekhon
4 [veyatzma? purqaneh viqarev (qetz) meshi?eh]
5 be?ayekhon uvyomekhon
6 uv?aye dekhol bet yisrael
7 be?agalauvizmanqariv ve?imru amen

The next two lines are recited by the congregation and then the leader:
8 May His great name be blessed
9 for ever, and to all eternity!
10 Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted,
11 extolled and honoured, adored and lauded
12 be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He,
13 above and beyond all the blessings,
14 hymns, praises and consolations
15 that are uttered in the world! And say, Amen.

The half kaddish ends here.

8 yehe shmeh rabba mevarakh
9 le?alam ul?alme ?almaya
10 Yitbarakh veyishtabba? veyitpaar veyitromam
11 veyitnasse veyithaddar veyit?alleh veyithallal
12 shmeh dequdsha, brikh hu.
13 e?ella (l?ella mikkol) min kol birkhata
14 veshirata tushbe?ata vene?emata
15 daamiran be?alma ve?imru amen

Nehemiah 1:5 and I said, “I pray, YHVH Elohim of the heavens, O great and awesome ?l, guarding the covenant and kindness with those who love You, and with those guarding Your commands, 6 please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, for the children of Yisra‘?l Your servants, and confess the sins of the children of Yisra‘?l which we have sinned against You. Both my father‘s house and I have sinned. 7 “We have acted very corruptly against You, and have not guarded the commands, nor the laws, nor the right-rulings which You commanded Your servant Mosheh. 8 “Please remember the word that You commanded Your servant Mosheh, saying, “If you trespass, I shall scatter you among the peoples, 9 but if you shall turn back to Me, and guard My commands and do them, though you were cast out to the end of the heavens, I shall gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen, to make My Name dwell there.”10 “And they are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand. 11 “O YHVH, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who delight to fear Your Name. And let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him compassion in the presence of this man.” For I was cupbearer to the sovereign.
Ben Adam
Son of Man! Why do you slumber? Arise and call out in supplication; pour out words of prayer; seek forgiveness from the Master of Masters. Wash and purify yourself; do not delay before the days depart.?And hurriedly run for Help before He who dwells on high.
From transgression and also evil flee and be dreadful of tragedy.?O please pay heed to those who know your Name–the loyal ones of Israel. For your, Adonai, is righteousness and ours is nothing but shame.
Stand up like a man and be courageous, to confess your sins. Seek God (YHVH), Almighty, in earnest to atone for your sins, for never are hidden secrets from Him.?And every utterance that is spoken is read before him.
May He who is merciful have mercy upon us, as a father has mercy for his children. For your, Adonai, is righteousness and ours is nothing but shame.
Lema‘anchah, Elohai (done during Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur)
Lema‘anchah, Elohai /English Words:
For your sake, my Elohai, favor this people who seek you in the morning, to implore your presence in the morning ma-amad.?Adonai, hearken! Act! do not delay!
For your sake, my Elohai,?draw up from the depths of the sea those sated with gall and wormwood?in the places of the their wandering and captivity.?Gaze upon their oppression and their suffering: do not turn to their rebelliousness! Incline your ear to their petition in the morning prayer!?Adonai, hearken! Act! Do not delay!
For your sake, my Elohai, demonstrate a sign of goodness:?Bestow grace upon sorrowful souls thirsting for waters of salvation! Gather those cast off and dispersed to all corners:?From the severity of their hardship, their skin has become so blackened! Adonai, Hearken! Act! Do not delay!
For your sake, My Elohai, may your compassion be stirred! From the abode of your heavens, heed the voice of your people who bear the yoke of your fury, anger and rage.?From bearing the dread of you, their heart is beset by grief! Adonai, hearken! Act! Do not delay!
For your sake, my Elohai, be compassionate to your impoverished ones!?Gladden them from their grief. In your counsel lead them: make wondrous your acts of kindness! O please take pity on them and be compassionate, on those who are borne from the womb, LO! from the very inception of dawn!?Adonai, hearken! Act! do not delay!
Adonai, hear! Adonai, Fogive! Adonai, listen and do! do not delay.?Do so for Your own sake, my Eloha, for your name is invoked upon your city and upon your people. Bring us back to you, Adonai, and we shall return, renew our days as of old.
O king who is extolled in the encampments of holy ark, cleanse us of transgression and of all culpability! O forgive us though our sins be manifold: Answer us for the sake of the hewn rocks (forefathers)!
Let the gates of repentance never be shut closed; let our outcries be brought near before you! We have come near to you, and may we find favor as burnt offerings of bulls and sheep!
We have returned in repentance to you, our youth and our aged! supported and secure in your abundant mercies! Surely be compassionately merciful upon us, O Rock, Who dwells in the Heights!?Elohim, KING, Who sits in judgment on a Throne of Mercy…….
Viduy (Confession)
Daniel 9:3 So I set my face toward YHVH the Elohim to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.4 And I prayed to YHVH my Elohim, and made confession, and said, “O YHVH, great and awesome ?l, guarding the covenant and the kindness to those who love Him, and to those who guard His commands.5 “We have sinned and did crookedness, and did wrong and rebelled, to turn aside from Your commands and from Your right-rulings.6 “And we have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your Name to our sovereigns, our heads, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.7 “O YHVH, to You is the righteousness, and to us the shame of face, as it is this day – to the men of Yehudah, to the inhabitants of Yerushalayim and all Yisra‘?l, those near and those far off in all the lands to which You have driven them, because of their trespass which they have trespassed against You.8 “O Master, to us is the shame of face, to our sovereigns, to our heads, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against You.9 “To YHVH our Elohim are the compassions and forgivenesses, for we have rebelled against Him.10 “And we have not obeyed the voice of YHVH our Elohim, to walk in His Torah, which He set before us through His servants the prophets.11 “And all Yisra‘?l have transgressed Your Torah, and turned aside, so as not to obey Your voice. So the curse and the oath written in the Torah of Mosheh the servant of Elohim have been poured out on us, for we have sinned against Him.12 “And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke against us and against our rulers who judged us, by bringing upon us great evil. For under all the heavens there has not been done like what was done to Yerushalayim.13 “As it is written in the Torah of Mosheh, all this evil has come upon us, and we have not entreated the face of YHVH our Elohim, to turn back from our crookednesses, and to study Your truth.14 “Hence YHVH has watched over the evil and has brought it upon us. For YHVH our Elohim is righteous in all the works which He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice.15 “And now, O YHVH our Elohim, who brought Your people out of the land of Mitsrayim with a strong hand, and made Yourself a Name, as it is this day – we have sinned, we have done wrong!16 “O YHVH, according to all Your righteousness, I pray, let Your displeasure and Your wrath be turned away from Your city Yerushalayim, Your set-apart mountain. For, because of our sins, and because of the crookednesses of our fathers, Yerushalayim and Your people have become a reproach to all those around us.17 “And now, our Elohim, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for the sake of YHVH cause Your face to shine on Your set-apart place, which is laid waste.18 “O my Elohim, incline Your ear and hear. Open Your eyes and see our wastes, and the city which is called by Your Name. For we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great compassions.19 “O YHVH, hear! O YHVH, forgive! O YHVH, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my Elohim, for Your city and Your people are called by Your Name.”
Eloheynu Shebbashamayim
Our Elohim in heaven, hear our voice and accept our prayer with favor. amen Eloheynu in heaven. do not allow us to be destroyed in our long exile. amen. Eloheynu in heaven, recall Your covenant and do not forget us. amen?Bless your bread and our water; amen Herald for us good tidings; amen Eradicate from us all harsh and evil decrees; amen.
Eloheynu in heaven, decree for us good decrees. amen?Reveal the glory of your kingdom over us speedily. amen?Eloheynu in heaven, we have sought you, make yourself available to us. amen?Eloheynu in heaven, be receptive to us today and each and every day in our prayers. amen
Cause us to return with perfect repentance before You. amen Eloheynu in heaven, do not embarrass us from our hope. amen We shall call out and you will answer us. amen?Eloheynu in heaven, remember us favorably before you. amen Exonerate us in our judgment. amen
Our GOD in heaven, have mercy on us, and on our children and on our infants. amen (have pity and have compassion for us. amen)?Eloheynu in heaven, purify us from our iniquities. amen?Eloheynu in heaven, may your mercies be stirred for us. amen.
Eloheynu in heaven, perform for us a sign for good.?Perform for us a sign of salvation.?Perform for us a sign for compassion.?Let those who hate us see and be shamed; let our foes see and be disgraced; For you, YHVH have helped us and consoled us.
In times of anger, recall your love.?In times of anger, recall you mercy.?In times of anger, recall the binding of Isaac. (Yeshua) Look at the Covenant; do not nullify your covenant with us. Answer us at this exact time.
Elohim Ata Yada‘ata
O Elohim, you know of my foolishness and my sins; all my transgressions are not concealed from you. When I think of the enormity of my wrongdoing, I feel like water that has been spilled and as if all my bones have come asunder; heed the sound of my supplications.
At times of anger recall your mercy for he who knocks at the gates of your compassion; who stands as supplicant servant asking for your forgiveness. My eyes opened before the night watches to tell of your greatness. I shall proclaim your might to the generation, Your power, to all who are yet to come.
Uncover my eyes so that I may see wonders from your Torah. (heart) They shall sing out your name those who yearn for the hidden end; return to their dwellings the exiles who are spread out in all the corners of the earth. For you are YHVH, Elohim, YHVH of Host. Elohim, of host bring us back. With wondrous things may you respond to us in righteousness. Gaze upon the face of your anointed one and see our protector. And all who trust in you shall rejoice; forever shall they joyously sing.
Anenu, (answer us) our Father, Anenu!
Answer us, our creator, answer us!?Answer us, our Redeemer, answer us!?Answer us, Elohai Abraham, Answer us!?Answer us, the One feared by Isaac, Answer us!?Answer us, Mighty One of Ya’acob, Answer us!?Answer, Shield of David, Answer us!?Answer us, who answers in time of favor, Answer us!?Answer us, You who answer in time of distress, Answer us!?Answer us, you who answers in time of mercy, Answer us!?Answer us, Elohim of Heaven, Answer us!?Answer us, Elohim of Yeshu, Answer us!?Answer us, in the merit of your Messiah, Answer us!?Answer us, Compassionate and Gracious One, Answer us!?Compassionate and Gracious One we have sinned before you; have Mercy on us!
Adon Hasselihot
Master of Forgiveness, examiner of hearts, the revealer of depths, speaker of justice. We have sinned before You; have mercy upon us!
He who is magnificent in wonders, who is expert in comforting, who recalls the covenant with the Patriarchs, who investigates the emotions.?We have sinned before You; have mercy upon us!
He who is good and does good for his creations, who knows all hidden things, who overlooks iniquities, who is clothed in righteousness.?We have sinned before You; have mercy upon us!
He who is full of merits, who is awesome in praises, who pardons iniquities, who answers in times of distress. We have sinned before You; have mercy upon us!
He who performs salvations, who sees future events, who calls the future generation, who rides in the highest heavens, who hears prayers, who is perfect in knowledge.?We have sinned before You; have mercy upon us!
Compassionate Elohim is your name; Elohim who is Gracious is your name; Elohim who is slow to anger is your name; Full of Compassion is your name.
Your Name is called upon us; O YHVH, act for the sake of your great Name.
El Rahum Shemach
Compassionate Elohim is your name; Gracious Elohim is your name;?see the oppression of your people; have mercy on your world.?Splendorous Elohim is your name; Blessed Elohim is your name; Great Elohim is your name;?Preeminent Elohim is your name; see the oppression of your people;?Magnificent Elohim is your name; Modest Elohim is your name;?Meritorious Elohim is your name; Gracious Elohim is your Name;?See the oppression of your people; have mercy on your world; (compassionate Elohim)?Pure Elohim is your name; Unique Elohim is your name; Mighty Elohim is your name;?Elohim for eternity is your name; see the oppression of your world. (Compassionate Elohim)?Elohim, who is King is your Name; Awesome Elohim is your name; Elohim who Sustains is your name; Elohim who helps is your name; see the oppression of your people;?have mercy on your world. (Compassionate Elohim)?O Adonai, act for the sake of your name; and have pity upon Israel, Your people.?O Adonai, act for the sake of Yeshua your anointed, Your Son; and have pity upon Israel, Your people.?O Adonai, act for the sake of Abraham, whom you counted his faith as righteousness;?and have pity upon Israel, your people.?O Adonai, act for the sake of Isaac, who was bound in your mountain; and have pity upon Israel, your people. O Adonai, act for the sake of Ya’acob, who was answered upon a ladder from your high places;?and have pity upon Israel your people.?Act for the sake of your name. Act for the sake of your truth.?Act for the sake of your covenant. Act for the sake of your Torah.?Act for the sake of your Magnificence. Act for the sake of your meeting Place.?Act for the sake of your kindness. Act for the sake of your Goodness.?Act for the sake of your honor. Act for the sake of those who study your Torah.?Act for the Sake of your kingdom. Act for the sake of your Eternal name.?Act for the sake of your glory.
Yah, Shema / Yah Hear
O Yah, hearken to your poor who plead before you, Our Father, to your children do not close your ear.
O Yah, a nation from the depths called from an abundance of troubles: please do not turn them away empty-handed today from before you.
Their treachery and their iniquity erase, along with their abundant blatant sins, and if you will not act for their sake, act, my Rock, for your sake.
Erase their offense today and favor their speech like a gift: guide their heart to You, and let Your ear be attentive.
Turn to the tears on their faces and gather the straying flock: appoint for Yourself a shepherd, and tent in a goodly fashion to your sheep.
Those who walk on a straight path herald to them forgiveness today: and with the morning prayer, grant then Your grace.
Psa 25:1 A Psalm of David. To You, O Jehovah, I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in You; do not let me be ashamed, let not my enemies triumph over me. 3 Yea, let none who wait on You be ashamed; let them be ashamed who sin without cause. 4 Make me know Your ways, O Jehovah; teach me Your paths. 5 Lead me in Your truth, and teach me; for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day long. 6 Remember, O Jehovah, Your tender mercies and Your loving-kindnesses; for they are from eternity. 7 Do not remember the sins of my youth, or my rebellings; according to Your mercy remember me for Your goodness’ sake, O Jehovah. 8 Good and upright is Jehovah; therefore He will teach sinners in the way. 9 The meek He will guide in judgment; and the meek He will teach His way. 10 All the paths of Jehovah are mercy and truth to those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. 11 For Your name’s sake, O Jehovah, pardon my iniquity; for it is great. 12 What man is he who fears Jehovah? He shall teach him in the way that he shall choose. 13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. 14 The secret of Jehovah is with those who fear Him; and He will show them His covenant. 15 My eyes are ever toward Jehovah; for He shall pluck my feet out of the net. 16 Turn to me, and have mercy on me, for I am wasted and afflicted. 17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses. 18 Look on my affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins. 19 Look on my enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. 20 Keep my soul, and deliver me; let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You. 21 Let purity and uprightness keep me; for I wait on You. 22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.
Elecha YHVH
Toward You, Adonai, I have raised up my eyes; hear the sound of my pleas as befits Your great kindness. I have trusted in your Name and have spread out my palms; I have taken words and have come unto You. My sorrows have been overpowering and my groans have increased, for all of my sins have set before you. My delicate soul dissipates from grief; release from anxiety the soul of your servant. Remove my sin, O Elohim of my salvation; also my tears may you place in Your flask.
In times of anger, Your mercy may you recall and reconsider, and gladden and console the soul of your servant. Recall my poverty and my sadness, my bitterness from my earliest existence; until when, against me will You renew your witnesses?
My oppressors have humiliated me as have my enemies and my adversaries; please hear my statements when I approach in fear of you. The haughty people have set for me snares and traps, in them are trapped the legs of Your loved ones. They set traps for me and they testify falsely against me; strangers have engulfed me, O Rock-other than You. O Rock, reveal Your glory to a people who are led and helped and Your hidden good grant to your remnants.
Those oppressed under much pressure do not distance yourself from them; recall Abraham, Isaac and Yisrael, Your servants. O compassionate One, be a support to a people sated with bitter herbs; and act, please, for the sake of our forefathers. Shaddai, You have been powerful in all that you have done, for your are righteous and righteousness is your cloak. May You forgive my sin, for my hope is in You, my King; and set straight my path, my Elohim, to serve you. May you turn to my prayer and to my expression of song, for You are my hope and who will not testify about You? Toward you, Adonai, I have raised up my eyes; hear the sound of my please as befits Your great kindness.
Out Father, the merciful Father, save us for the sake of Your Name. Our Elohim, Elohim of our forefathers, save us for the sake of Your Name. When we are in distress we call on You; save us for the sake of your Name. Bestow upon us Your stirring Mercies, and save us for the sake of your Name. We have sought You, so make Yourself available to us; Respond to us today, and each and every day, in our prayer; and save us for the sake of Your name. Do not embarrass us from our hope; and save us for the sake of your name. Remember, us favorably before you; and save us for sake of Your name. Purify us from the defilement of our iniquities; and save us for the sake of Your Name.
Our Father our King, You are our Father; Our Father, our King, we have none but You; our Father, our King, have mercy on us. If we have done good deeds, You are our Father, and if we have evil deeds, we have none but You, Our Father, our King, have mercy on us. If our sins are many, You are our Father, you are the Rock of our salvation, we have none but You; Our Father, our King have mercy on us. If we have spoken much You are our Father. Remember that we are merely physical substance, we have none but you.
Our Father, our King have mercy on us. If we have sinned to you, You are our Father, our Master! Forgive us, we have none but You; our Father, our King, have mercy on us. To You, Adonai, we have hoped You are our Father; for you are our Father; for You are our Father, we have none but You; Our Father, our King have mercy on us. To You we spread our hands in prayer, You are our Father; make to us a healing, we have none but You; Deal with us with righteousness and kindness for the sake of Your great Name, and save us.
Hon Tahon
Be merciful to Your children who are returning to You, and who stand before You with trepidation, fearful of the time they will be called to judgment; it is for that reason that they come in distress. Recall compassion, on the Day of Judgment; do away with anger and wrath at the time You will judge those who fear You and those who are engrossed in Your Name they who are sitting in judgment. Bring near to me the year of the Redeemer and redeem me; upon restful waters, O Elohim, lead me. And recall for me the merit of the perfect man, place like a seal upon Your heart. If you were to keep an accounting of sins for me to create for me a burden, see, my Rock and my Redeemer, how can I carry them? I cannot carry them upon myself; rather, the evil of my actions may You carry, O Elohim be merciful on with us.
Psalm 130:1 A Song of degrees. Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O YHVH. 2 Adonia, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3 If thou, YHVH, shouldest mark iniquities, O Adonai, who shall stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. 5 I wait for the YHVH, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. 6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.7 Let Israel hope in the YHVH: for with the YHVH there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. 8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Psalm 133:1 O YHVH, my heart has not been proud, Nor have my eyes been haughty. Neither have I concerned myself with great matters, Nor with those too wondrous for me.2 Have I not calmed, and kept my being silent, Like one weaned by its mother? My being is like one weaned. 3 O Yisra?‘l, wait for YHVH, Now and forever.
May the expressions of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart always find favor before you, YHVH, my Rock and my Redeemer.

We continue this weekend with our regular Triennial Torah reading which can be found at?https://sightedmoon.com/sightedmoon_2015/files/TriennialCycleBeginningAviv.pdf

10/08/2013 Deut 30 2 Chron 26-29 Revelation 13-14

Returning to God—A Choice We All Must Make (Deuteronomy 30)
As previously mentioned in the highlights on chapter 28, Israel, when in captivity and distress, would ultimately repent. It is interesting how God describes their future repentance: “And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul” (30:6). And how would the circumcision of the heart, leading to the love toward God, be manifested? Verse 8 gives the answer: “And you will again [in your future repentance] obey the voice of the Lord and do all His commandments which I command you today.” Read that again! Memorize this verse! Many try to say that God’s law is done away. But this passage shows that Israel, at the time of their repentance—which is still yet future even today—will at that time return to obeying the same commandments that Moses gave them. And so, far from being done away, God’s law still stands (compare Malachi 4:4-6; Matthew 5:17-20). God also points out in Deuteronomy 30:11-14 that there are no good excuses for pleading ignorance. Moses made the point that God’s commandments are completely accessible to Israel. And in the New Testament, the apostle Paul applies this concept of accessibility to the access we have to Christ (Romans 10:5-8).

God reminds Israel (and us today) that He has revealed to us the way of death and the way of life—but we are required to choose. God will not make this decision for us. However, if we choose the wrong way, it will only bring misery, pain and, eventually, death. On the other hand, choosing the right way means being blessed with prosperity, happiness and life—not just for us, but also for our children (Deuteronomy 30:11-20; compare Exodus 20:5-6). If we’ve chosen the wrong path in the past, it’s not too late to turn around—at least, not yet. As the first part of this chapter shows, we can choose to return to God and His way. And, when we do, He will forgive us and lead us to life. May all of us make the right choice.

Uzziah’s Sin and Leprosy; Israel an Assyrian Vassal State (2 Chronicles 26:16-21; 2 Kings 15:5, 19-24)
In Judah: The demise of Uzziah’s (Azariah’s) spiritual life should serve as a warning to us all. We can’t continue living on the basis of our past good works and faithfulness. Our loyalty to God must continue to the very end of our human existence. Uzziah’s pride in his power was such that he tried to usurp the role of the priests. “In parallel Near Eastern cultures, semidivine kings also served as priests. Perhaps Uzziah’s determination to burn incense reflected an arrogant intent to exalt himself” (Lawrence Richards, The Bible Reader’s Companion, 1991, note on 2 Chronicles 26:16-23). The king soon learned that God would not tolerate intrusion into service He had reserved for the sons of Aaron, and the Almighty dealt him a severe blow, afflicting him with leprosy. As mentioned in the highlights for Amos 1, Josephus says that the huge earthquake of Uzziah’s reign (Amos 1:1; Zechariah 14:4-5) accompanied this punishment. According to Scripture, Uzziah’s leprosy lasted the rest of his life, which lasted more than a decade beyond this.

It isn’t clear whether Uzziah repented. The Bible does say he knew he couldn’t remain in the temple with leprosy (2 Chronicles 26:20), a fact laid down in the law God gave (see Leviticus 22:2-6; Numbers 12:10, 15). Of course, Uzziah’s “obedience” at this point may have simply been a knee-jerk reaction to flee further divine wrath rather than a desire to now obey what was right. Yet it is hoped that, on further reflection, his newfound fear of God helped to restore him to a right state of mind. We are not told that he turned to a life of wickedness—only that he sinned in this matter. And God did not bring him to the grave by violent death as He did certain other rebellious rulers of Judah. Rather, Uzziah was allowed to live many more years in his humbled condition. The situation, then, appears similar to that of Moses when he disobeyed God (see Numbers 27:12-14)—and David when He sinned (see 2 Samuel 12:13-14). A degree of punishment had to be meted out to the leader as an example to everyone else, even when he himself repented.

During Uzziah’s house quarantine, his son Jotham took over the official duties as coregent. Again, the Bible doesn’t give details, but it is possible that Uzziah still remained in control, working through his son. In its note on 2 Kings 15:1-2, The Nelson Study Bible states: “The nature of Jotham’s duties (v. 5), the assigning of a full 52 years of reign to Azariah, and Isaiah’s dating of his call to the year of Azariah’s (or Uzziah’s) death (Is. 6:1) may indicate that Azariah retained the power of the throne until the end.”

In Israel: “Pul” was another Babylonian name for the Assyrian emperor Tiglath-Pileser III (see 1 Chronicles 5:26; Nelson, note on 2 Kings 15:19). “To understand the complex events of the late eighth century bc, a word must be said concerning the Assyrians. After nearly a half-century of decline, Assyria reawakened with the usurpation of the throne by Tiglath-Pileser III in 745 bc. Indeed he and his successors in the Neo-Assyrian Empire were to effect a drastic change in the balance of power in the ancient Near East. Having solidified the kingdom in the east, Tiglath-Pileser turned his attention to the west in 743. Although the exact course of his western campaign is difficult to follow, it seems clear that all of Syro-Palestine submitted to the Assyrian yoke. Among those nations and kings whose tribute is recorded in his annals is the name Menahem of Israel, thus confirming the biblical account” (The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, 2 Kings 15:16-22).

Revelation 13

John testifies of standing on the sand of the sea and seeing a beast coming up out of the sea. He describes this beast as having seven heads, ten horns, a crown on each horn, and names of blasphemy on his seven heads. He states the beast is a combination of the likeness of the four beasts we read about in Daniel. This beast was like a leopard (Greece), its feet like the feet of a bear (Medo-Persia), and a mouth like the mouth of a lion (Rome). He had power and that power he received from the dragon who also gave him his throne and authority.

One of the heads of this beast appeared as though it had been slain but the deadly wound was healed and this is marveled at by all the world. Those who marveled after the beast worshipped the dragon and the beast also. This head spoke blasphemies and was given authority for forty-two months. The blasphemies the wounded head spoke were against Elohim, His Tent, and those dwelling in heaven.

This head was given great authority and it made war with the set apart ones and was given authority to overcome them. Then John tells us that all those not having their names written in the Book of Life (of the slain Lamb) will indeed worship this head of the beast.

We are given uplifting words next as we are assured that those who are bring others into captivity will go into captivity and those who kill by the sword will also be killed by the sword.

Another beast is seen coming up out of the earth which had two horns like a lamb but it speaks as a dragon. This beast causes all to worship the first beast (the head whose deadly wound was healed). This beast with horns like a lamb and who speaks like a dragon does great wonders such that it even causes fire to come down from heaven before men.

Many are led astray because of these signs and wonders and he causes his followers to make an image to this blasphemous head of the beast. This image speaks and causes all who will not worship the wounded head of the beast to be killed. He causes all to receive a mark upon their right hand or upon their foreheads. Without this mark, no one will be able to buy or sell.

Revelation 14

In Chapter 14 we read of the Lamb. He is standing on Mt Tsiyon and with Him are the one hundred and forty-four thousand who have His Father’s Name written upon their foreheads. Voices and harps are heard and the set apart ones are singing a renewed song. They are characterized by their purity, faithfulness, and loyalty to the Lamb. They are first fruits. No falsehood is found in them and they are blameless before the Throne.

A proclamation goes out of the Good News into all the earth. Also saying, “Fear Elohim and give esteem to Him, because the hour of His judgment has come. And worship Him who made the heaven and the earth, and sea, and fountains of water.”

Next we hear of Babel falling and with Babel all those who drank from her cup of whoring. They will drink of the wrath of Elohim and shall be tortured with fire and sulphur before the set apart messengers and before the Lamb.

The endurance of the set apart ones is they are guarding the commands of Elohim and the belief of Yeshua. A blessing goes out to all those who perish in the Master. A vision of the Holy One sitting on a white cloud wearing a golden crown and a sharp sickle in His hand. The Hour of reaping has come! He thrusts His sickle into the earth and the earth was reaped. The messenger who is sent out to reap the harvest, does so with a sickle yet is reaping grapes. A sickle is not used to reap grapes so there is a mystery here. The vines are thrown into the great winepress of the wrath of Elohim.

The winepress was trodden outside the city and the blood was so great that it reaches to the bridles of horses. A great, great amount.

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