10/9/19, God’s 7th month, Tishrei 9, 5,780 until sunset.
To: People desiring to be atOne with God the Father, God the Son and Heirs with Abraham.
Before the Lord God had Moses write Leviticus He gave oracles about caring for the land, poor, foreigners and the ten commandments. Three times a year adult males were to appear before the Lord. (Deu: 16:16-17; (Three times in the year all your males are to appear before the LORD your God in the place which He shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty handed. Every one of you must give as you are able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God that He has given you.) Oracles of God are entrusted to the Jew’s to this day.
(Rom 3:1-4; “Therefore what advantage does the Jew have, or what is the value of circumcision? Actually, there are many advantages. First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What then? If some did not believe, does their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? Absolutely not! Let God be proven true, and every human being shown up as a liar, just as it is written: “so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged.”) (These are some of the oracles.)
(Exodus 23:1-9; “You must not give a false report. Do not make common cause with the wicked to be a malicious witness. “You must not follow a crowd in doing evil things; in a lawsuit you must not offer testimony that agrees with a crowd so as to pervert justice, and you must not show partiality to a poor man in his lawsuit.
“If you encounter your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, you must by all means return it to him. If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen under its load, you must not ignore him, but be sure to help him with it.
“You must not turn away justice for your poor people in their lawsuits. Keep your distance from a false charge — do not kill the innocent and the righteous, for I will not justify the wicked. “You must not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and subverts the words of the righteous. “You must not oppress a foreigner, since you know the life of a foreigner, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.”
Laws About the Sabbath and Festivals
(Exodus 23:10-19; “For six years you are to sow your land and gather in its produce. But in the seventh year you must let it lie fallow and leave it alone so that the poor of your people may eat, and what they leave any animal in the field may eat; you must do likewise with your vineyard and your olive grove. For six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you must cease, in order that your ox and your donkey may rest and that your female servant’s son and any hired help may refresh themselves. “Pay attention to do everything I have told you, and do not even mention the names of other gods — do not let them be heard on your lips. “Three times in the year you must make a pilgrim feast to me.
You are to observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread; seven days you must eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you, at the appointed time of the month of Abib, for at that time you came out of Egypt. No one may appear before me empty-handed. “You are also to observe the Feast of Harvest, the firstfruits of your labors that you have sown in the field, and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year when you have gathered in your harvest out of the field. At three times in the year all your males will appear before the Lord GOD. “You must not offer the blood of My sacrifice with bread containing yeast; the fat of my festal sacrifice must not remain until morning. The first of the firstfruits of your soil you must bring to the house of the LORD your God. “You must not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.
Conquest of Canaan Promised - Remember the word ‘Israel’ means ‘God fights.’
Exo 23:20-33; “I am going to send an angel before you to protect you as you journey and to bring you into the place that I have prepared. Take heed because of him, and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgressions, for My name is in him. But if you diligently obey him and do all that I command, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and I will be an adversary to your adversaries. For my angel will go before you and bring you to the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, and I will destroy them completely.
(24-25; “You must not bow down to their gods; you must not serve them or do according to their practices. Instead you must completely overthrow them and smash their standing stones to pieces. You must serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water, and I will remove sickness from your midst.
(26-28; No woman will miscarry her young or be barren in your land. I will fulfill the number of your days. “I will send my terror before you, and I will destroy all the people whom you encounter; I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you. I will send hornets before you that will drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite before you.
(29-30; I will not drive them out before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the wild animals multiply against you. Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you become fruitful and inherit the land.
(31-33; I will set your boundaries from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert to the River, for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you. “You must make no covenant with them or with their gods. They must not live in your land, lest they make you sin against Me, for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”)
God doesn’t change and His promises are perpetual.
(Isaiah 45:11-12; This is what the LORD says, the Holy One of Israel, the one who formed him ‘Cyrus - Israel - Jacob’ concerning things to come: “How dare you question me about my children! How dare you tell me what to do with the work of my own hands! I made the earth, I created the people who live on it. It was Me — My hands stretched out the sky, I give orders to all the heavenly lights.
(13; It is Me — I stir him up and commission him; I will make all his ways level. He will rebuild My city; he will send my exiled people home, but not for a price or a bribe,” says the LORD who commands armies.
The Lord, the Only Savior
Isa 45:14- This is what the LORD says: “The profit of Egypt and the revenue of Ethiopia, along with the Sabeans, those tall men, will be brought to you and become yours. They will walk behind you, coming along in chains. They will bow down to you and pray to you: ‘Truly God is with you; He has no peer; there is no other God!’ ” Yes, you are a God who keeps hidden, O God of Israel, Deliverer! They will all be ashamed and embarrassed; those who fashion idols will all be humiliated.
(Isa 45:17-18; “Israel will be delivered once and for all by the LORD; you will never again be ashamed or humiliated. For this is what the LORD says, the One who created the sky — He is the true God, the One who formed the earth and made it; He established it, He did not create it without order, He formed it to be inhabited — “I am the LORD, I have no peer.
(Isa 45:19-21; “I have not spoken in secret, in some hidden place. I did not tell Jacob’s descendants, ‘Seek me in vain!’ I am the LORD, the one who speaks honestly, who makes reliable announcements.” Gather together and come! Approach together, you refugees from the nations! Those who carry wooden idols know nothing, those who pray to a god that cannot deliver. Tell Me! Present the evidence! Let them consult with one another! Who predicted this in the past? Who announced it beforehand? Was it not I, the LORD? I have no peer, there is no God but Me, a God who vindicates and delivers; there is none but Me.
(Isa 45:22-23; Turn to Me so you can be delivered, all you who live in the earth’s remote regions! For I am God, and I have no peer. I solemnly make this oath — what I say is true and reliable: ‘Surely every knee will bow to Me, every tongue will solemnly affirm; they will say about Me, “Yes, the LORD is a powerful Deliverer.” ‘ ” All who are angry at Him will cower before Him. All the descendants of Israel will be vindicated by the LORD and will boast in Him.)
Before Deliverance - two witnesses.
Followers of Jesus are looking for the prophesied events His annual Sabbaths foreshadow. One of these is the Good News message two witnesses will deliver.
Revelations 11:1- “Then a measuring rod like a staff was given to me, “John” and I was told, “Get up and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and the ones who worship there. But do not measure the outer courtyard of the temple; leave it out, because it has been given to the Gentiles, and they will trample on the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant My two witnesses authority to prophesy for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth.
(These are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands that stand before the Lord of the earth.) If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouths and completely consumes their enemies. If anyone wants to harm them, they must be killed this way. These two have the power to close up the sky so that it does not rain during the time they are prophesying. They have power to turn the waters to blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague whenever they want. (7) When they have completed their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will make war on them and conquer them and kill them. Their corpses will lie in the street of the great city that is symbolically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was also crucified. For three and a half days those from every people, tribe, nation, and language will look at their corpses, because they will not permit them to be placed in a tomb. And those who live on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate, even sending gifts to each other, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. (11) But after three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and tremendous fear seized those who were watching them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them: “Come up here!” So the two prophets “witnesses” went up to heaven in a cloud while their enemies stared at them. Just then a major earthquake took place and a tenth of the city “Jerusalem” collapsed; seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven. (14) The second woe has come and gone; the third is coming quickly.”)
This is when and how Jesus’ Good News will forcefully go to all nations before His return. Let’s wait on Jesus’ revelations, separate from falsehood and pray He shorten the time.”)
Matthew 24:15-28; “So when you see the abomination of desolation – spoken about by Daniel the prophet – standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains. The one on the roof must not come down to take anything out of his house and the one in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing their babies in those days! Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. For then there will be great suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen. And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the ELECT those days will be cut short. (23) Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There He is!’ do not believe him. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the ELECT. Remember I have told you ahead of time. So then, if someone says to you, ‘Look, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe him. For just like the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”)
Peace will not come on earth through mankind’s doing, but in spite of people. As God has planned, so it’ll be.