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Thee Oath of the Covenant

 

The Oath of the Covenant

 

YHWH’s Covenant is with the House of Yisra’el, it is not with the rest of the ‘world’.  The only ones that are ‘saved’ and enter the Reign of Heaven are those of the House of Yisra’el.  That does not close the door to anyone of other nations from becoming a ‘member’, YHWH is calling, and has been calling all ‘nations’ to Him, it has always been open for anyone. The Torah is very plain about this, in the Covenant being, “for the native borne and the sojourner”, one Law for All.  However, entering into His Covenant requires us to denounce all the ‘ways’ of whatever ‘nation’ one may come from.

The word ‘Beyth’ translates most often to ‘House’; Beyth Lehem means ‘House of Bread’; where our Mashiach was born, YHWSHA being the Bread of Life, The Word.  He was also the One who spoke to Mosheh and gave him the Torah, He was the One who spoke the words of Debarim through Mosheh to the people on the day they became the ‘children of Yisra’el’, He was the ‘messenger’ at the burning bush.

He is the Shepherd at His Narrow Gate, allowing only those who are of His fold, those in good standing in His Oath of the Covenant.  

Is The Narrow Gate, and the Path leading to it, ‘The Oath of the Covenant’?  Both stand before the people of YHWH can enter His Reign.   They swore the Oath before crossing the Yarden, and YHWSHA says that only those “few” who find the Narrow Gate may enter.

The Sum of the Torah is the “Oath of the Covenant”. The Covenant has two ‘options’, a “Way of Life, and a way of death”.  The Righteous Judge has pronounced His Laws and His right –rulings.  His Word is final, and any righteous judge cannot set the guilty free, He cannot pardon the guilty.  He has said in no uncertain terms that “there is NO shalom for the wrong.  If you are not right(eous), you are ‘wrong’.  “If you obey all the commands of Torah but one command you break, you are a breaker of the Torah (Covenant).  One sin killed adam, (Adam), one transgression against YHWH kept Mosheh from seeing the promised Land of Yisra’el. 

Qayin, for one act of violence toward his brother, was sentenced to a life of ‘Hell on earth”.  Had he been given the command or the Word: “Thou shall not murder”?  No, the difference of what is right and what is wrong (good and evil) had already been revealed in the 1st sin.  So Qayin, even not having been instructed in Torah, should have known what was right and what was wrong.  He ‘chose’ wrong.  If Qayin is found in the Reign of YHWH, then His Word has been in vain and means nothing.  If the sins of men are simply going to be ‘pardoned’ upon your death, then His Torah has served no purpose, His wrath is undue and all the Prophets and Mashiach were ‘murdered’ in vain.  YHWH’s plan for humanity is completely in vain If it is true, that He will pardon all the sins of man without their having made restitution thru Repentance and adherence to His Torah.

The idea that sinners will be saved in the end is simply a big part of the Strong Delusion promised to those who choose to follow falseness and worthlessness of the teachings of ‘men’, even when they make it into the Book, that was added to by christians who changed Mashiach into a kristos and gave him a pagan name of a pagan goddess of Philistia.  And added much to the letters from the taught ones of Mashiach and turned the Word made Flesh into their own designer god who allows anything and changes with the times.  Simply turning back to using His True Name does not erase the falseness of the teachings of the so-called New Testament, as it is written today.

One needs to look into whose name is on a book and whether they had the authority to write what they wrote.  Of the so-called synoptic gospels, who actually walked with Mashiach, and who simply copied and altered the original letter written by Mattithyahu?  The others do not agree, as ‘they’ say, and if they do not agree with the actual eyewitness, Mattithyahu, then it cannot be in agreement.  Insignificant it may seem, a discrepancy of whether there was one or two ‘Legions’, but the discrepancy itself is a sub-conscious conditioning that a discrepancy is allowable in Scripture, when it is NOT.  As Paul tries to tell you that “all is ‘permissible’ but not profitable”, is the eating of food sacrificed to idols, ‘permissible’ in the Torah or the Prophets, or was it condemned?  According to paul, don’t ask and it doesn’t matter that the food was sacrificed to an idol.  And read what Mashiach answered in Revelation, in the 7 letters, referring several times about teaching and leading His people to eat food sacrificed to idols.

If you go to the market and there see a piece of ‘organic’ fruit, or whatever, and it says “I was grown by ‘mother nature’ are you going to eat that?  Our faith defines us through the things we do.

Even Mattithyahu, I believe was added to.  I cannot believe that a Messenger of YHWH who spoke to Yoseph, the husband of Miryam, to take YHWSHA to Egypt (Mitsrayim).   At least half a dozen times YHWH had told His people NOT to go back to Mitsrayim, they were not to return there, nor go that way again.  YHWHSA Mashiach did not break Torah, EVER, He IS the Torah, the Word made Flesh.  YHWH will never break His own commands. Period!

The ‘world’ calls these writers of the gospels ‘apostles’,  when in truth only two of the Besorah Books are written by Emissaries of YHWSHA, Mattithyahu and Yohanan, the others never met YHWSHA.  The Letters by the True Emissaries of YHWSHA only get their attempt at correcting the lies that came through false teachers/prophets and take a back-seat to the teachings of men.  Too late, the darnel had already taken root, in the ‘new’ ‘gospel of paul’ (christianity), and paul’s designer god model that you are free to alter and pick and choose and you now live in an age of ‘grace’, where “surely you will not die for your sins”. 

There are only twelve Emissaries of Mashiach, an ‘office’ that can only be held by one who walked with Him from His Immersion until He ascended to the Father, 12 Emissaries, 12 foundation stones, with the names of the ONLY 12 Emissaries of YHWSHA, written on those stones.  The rest of His ‘Taught ones’ are just that, ‘taught ones’, Talmidim, (students), and today we have only the remnants of shattered clay pots and shards of sheepskin and we are scrapping the bottom of the barrel of Truth for every morsel of The Bread of Life.

Again, this sets the ideology that it is okay to break Torah.  As the way the ‘new testament’ is formed it allows you to continue to think that He was challenging the ‘righteous’ religious leaders and defying the commandments of YHWH and His Torah, being accused of breaking Torah and that statement never being challenged, at least in an open way, He NEVER broke a command of Torah, He was breaking the man-made rules and regs of the Talmud or ‘traditions’.  Like He was changing the Torah ‘born’ Shabath, He was NOT, He was teaching the Torah of the Shabath, as the Master of the Shabath, attempting to, as the prophets, returning them to the Covenant.

The religious leaders of the days YHWSHA walked in Yisra’el were far, far, far from righteous.  Judaism has not changed since Mashiach, aside from the Heykal being destroyed and the Mt. of YHWH, which is Tsiyon, is occupied by pagans, moon worshipping, Chamas (Violence), no one sees it but the Dome of the Rock is an abomination where the Altar of YHWH ought to be,  The House of YHWH, ‘house’ or Beyth.

That word ‘Beyth’ has an even stronger and deeper meaning;  As a ‘house’ stands even when empty, but in the original Paleo Hebrew the 1st meaning given to the Beyth was; “Family”.  Scripture refers to the House of Yahudah and the House of Yisra’el, sadly divided following Shelomoh’s reign, due to their hard-heartedness and stubbornness, nevertheless, Yisra’el is the ‘Family’ of YHWH and He is the Father. 

Much of the Torah instructs us in how we treat each other and the loyalty we are to show over and above the people of other nations that were far off.  Those of any of the tribes of Yisra’el were our ‘brothers and sisters’, of other nations they were neighbors.  Those who were joining into the clans of Yisra’el were sojourners and once they entered the Covenant, thru circumcision and ‘The Oath’, they became ‘brothers and/or sisters’.  When we enter the Covenant, we become brothers and sisters with all of the Family of Yisra’el.

Mashiach YHWSHA confirms this when He stated as to whom were His ‘brothers and sisters’, “…those who are doing the will of the Father…”.  This can mean only one thing: ‘those who are walking in righteousness’.  Walking in obedience to the Covenant, for which we took the Oath, having heard the words of Mosheh and all the commands of YHWH and having agreed, knowing the consequences for our transgression (the ‘fear’ of YWHW).

We are presently still in the state of a ‘two-stick house’ and will be until Yisra’el wakes up and return to YHWH.  YHWH will regather His people and the two sticks will join themselves and become one, one with each other and One with YHWH in His Re-Newed Covenant.  The same Covenant as with our fathers, only written in our hearts and in our minds, rather than on sheepskin, parchment, or paper, even in ‘stone’.  We will all Know YHWH!

 “…Not one jot or tittle will change from the Torah or the Prophets, till heaven and earth disappear…”

Today, with our outward expression of taking ‘The Oath’ being Immersion, we must not deny the original commands leading to the Yisra’elites crossing the Yarden on dry ground, YHWH stopping the flow from the north.

We find these commands near the end of the Torah, having been instructed for 40 years about the requirements of our Elohim, specifically in the 27th-32nd chapters of Debarim.  Furthermore, there can be no lacking of the seriousness of this Oath you are about to enter; it is LIFE or DEATH !

Here are the words of Mosheh:  spoken to him by Elohim:

Deu 29:10  “All of you are standing today before יהוה your Elohim:… (v12)  so that you should enter into covenant with יהוה your Elohim, and into His oath, which יהוה your Elohim makes with you today, in order to establish you today as a people for Himself, and He Himself be your Elohim, as He has spoken to you, and as He has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, to Yitshaq, and to Yaʽaqob.  “And not with you alone I am making this covenant and this oath, but with him who stands here with us today before יהוה our Elohim, as well as with him who is not here with us today.

This means; All those who come to the Truth and desire to enter the Covenant, the House or the Family of Yisra’el, it means us, all of us.  It is the desire of Elohim that ALL come to repentance and LIVE.

That is tactful wording for saying: ‘you will not Live, (be pardoned, receive His Kindness or Compassion) unless you REPENT!

If the transgression is repeated, you have not repented, but are blaspheming, (denying what belongs to YHWH).

Continuing with Debarim;

“For you know how we dwelt in the land of Mitsrayim and how we passed through the nations which you passed through, and you saw their abominations and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were with them, lest there should be among you a man or woman or clan or tribe, whose heart turns away today from יהוה our Elohim, to go and serve the mighty ones of these nations, lest there should be among you a root bearing bitterness or wormwood.  “And it shall be, when he hears the words of this curse, that he should bless himself in his heart, saying, ‘I have peace though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart,’ in order to add drunkenness to thirst.[2]   “יהוה would not forgive him, but rather, the displeasure of יהוה and His jealousy shall burn against that man, and every curse that is written in this book shall settle on him, and יהוה shall blot out his name from under the heavens.  “And יהוה shall separate him for evil, out of all the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this Book of the Torah.

“And the generation to come of your children who rise up after you, and the foreigner who comes from a far land, shall say when they see the plagues of that land and the sicknesses which יהוה has sent into it:

‘All its land is sulphur, salt, and burning; it is not sown, nor does it bear, nor does any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Sedom and Amorah, Admah and Tseboyim, which יהוה overthrew in His displeasure and His wrath.’

“And all nations shall say, ‘Why has יהוה done so to this land? What does the heat of this great displeasure mean?’

“And it shall be said, ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of יהוה Elohim of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim.

‘And they went and served other mighty ones and bowed themselves to them, mighty ones that they did not know and that He had not given to them, therefore the displeasure of יהוה burned against this land, to bring on it every curse that is written in this book.

‘And יהוה uprooted them from their land in displeasure, and in wrath, and in great rage, and cast them into another land, as it is today.’

“The secret matters belong to יהוה our Elohim, but what is revealed belongs to us and to our children forever, to do all the Words of this Torah.

While the so-called ‘new testament’ never says ‘plainly’ that we still enter His Covenant in the same way as this, it does, in that, YHWSHA told us that not one ‘stroke of the pen’ will change from the Torah; this means we are still responsible for adhering to the tenets of Torah .  There is no need to repeat the commands of Torah in the ‘new testament’ because we should already know the Torah, and YHWSHA was, in plain words, telling us the Torah still stands.  How can anyone enter a Covenant without knowing what the Covenant entails?  Or rather, Why would they enter it?  The Yisra’elites took 40 years to learn the Covenant before they entered the Land.   Like eating ‘pig’, they did not need to be told again in the new testament, not to eat pig, it was well known and they did not even consider pig as food, the thought of eating pig was disgusting to them; As it is to those of us who have repented of the abomination of eating the flesh of pigs and given it up, having learned, now knowing the truth. 

I hear and many argue and bring false witness that it is impossible to keep Torah today.  While I agree that the sacrificial system of offerings of blood and fat and fire are not possible today, because there is no Heykal or Altar to YHWH and there are no ‘high priests’ today, and it is not for servants to sacrifice, not even sovereigns, but that was for the high priest, sons of Aharon.    However, everything else in Torah is “Not Too Hard For You”, and is our responsibility, and Mashiach gives us a clue to why you cannot keep Torah, because, you refuse to separate yourself from the ‘world’.  The pressures of the world and adversities that arise from trying to live and work in the secular ‘society’ are choking the roots of your faith.  We cannot keep ourselves ‘clean and unblemished’ living and being involved with the ‘world’.  Participating in the social functions of the secular society will plant the darnel in your life.  The wife of Lot could not separate herself from that ‘society’ and she was turned to a pillar of salt.  Her ‘connection’ to them ‘made’ her turn to look, as she had sons-in-law and maybe even daughters left behind that refused to separate themselves from the abominations that caused the fire and brimstone demise of Sedom and Amorah. 

Most people today, like Lot’s wife, will forsake YHWH rather than separate themselves from a family member who has turned to the things that have always been taboo in the past, but are now acceptable to ‘society’, i.e. ‘same sex unions’ and the many other abominations in society that YHWH still hates, tattoos, piercings, and the numerous other precepts of YHWH that were forbidden His People, that are now commonplace in modern society.   This is referred to in Scripture as Rebellion, and that is willful sin, and YHWH will deal with willful sin most severely, as He did and does with Esau (Edom).  YHWH hated Esau because Esau defied his father and mother who taught him the right-ruling of YHWH, yet he went out and purposely married the women forbidden YHWH’s people, and Esau’s heart turned against his brother Ya’aqob (Yisra’el) and even though Esau came back with tears and a contrite heart, YHWH did not and does not forgive Esau.  Lot’s wife was consumed because she ‘condoned’ the lifestyle of the Sedomites. 

 

DON’T Be An Esau!!

Our ‘brothers and sisters’ are, as YHWSHA defines; “Those who are doing the Will of the Father”, “These, are My brothers and sisters and mother.”  In doing the will of YHWH we have taken the Oath and entered the Covenant and we now belong to His Remnant Family, Yisra’el. 

All nations will be deceived, through sorcery.  Pharmaceutical is just one form of this sorcery.  There are many, it has been a form of sorcery that ‘homo-sexuality’ has become acceptable over the past 25+/- years.  In the 80’s it was still a deep dark secret, it is still ‘dark’, but it is now not only no longer ‘secret’, but it is ‘Vogue’ to be gay, equal rights are not enough, they want special rights and special protection not afforded anyone else.  Mug an old lay and you go to jail for robbery, mug a moral deviant who happens to be ‘gay’, and you go to jail for robbery and as many hate crimes as they can muster.

Television and movies are mediums of ‘sorcery’; they do mold the moral standards of society.  Many will argue that tv has no influence at all and movies are ‘not’ responsible for some to go out and try what they see on film.  But in the past few years, all these ‘reality’ shows prove my point.  People are going out and doing the stupidest and raunchiest things they can, to get on tv, to show the world “Stupid Is as Stupid Does”.  And the popularity of the raunchiest of programing testifies against them.  The higher amount of Stupidity and Sexual Deviancy, the higher the ratings are, ‘sex sells’ and this comes from haSatan and therefore is sorcery. BAD Boys and BAD(er) Girls, are set on pedestals and they make it big, and become extremely popular.  Some examples are: Mike Tyson, Dennis Rodman, Kathy Griffin, Charlie Sheen, and the guy that replaced him on that disgusting ‘two and half men’ program, Aston Kircher? If I spelled that wrong, no matter!  These people, knowingly or unknowingly, are prophets of haSatan, hunting and gathering the fallen and causing more to fall. 

Much of commercialism is sorcery, luring you into buying what you do not need.  Again, using sex to sell, even a stick of gum, or a dust mop.  Anything ‘of’ haSatan, is sorcery, as YHWSHA Mashiach stated; if they are not ‘for’ us, they are against us and they are of haSatan.  If they are not gathering (harvesting) people to YHWSHA/YHWH, they are gathering for the devil.

This may seem to get off the subject, but the thought has come into my mind several times while writing this.  Maybe, YHWH wants me to make this point.  I know I have written this down, at least in part in another study, but I am not sure if this has been published, or ‘posted’, or if it is still in an unfinished study.

Anyway, I have recently stopped writing out YHWH’s Name as I believe it to ‘sound’ as in Yahweh.  This may be the last time I do.  While I do believe this to be the pronunciation of His Name and I most certainly do speak His Name, YHWH, is just in the writing of His Name.  I am being made aware that I have been a bit of a hypocrite in the past, I have admonished the addition of ‘vowel points’ by the Masoretes in the 6th (or 7th ?) century, because I think that is ‘adding to His Word(s), and that is forbidden in Torah.  Is it?, taking too far the command “do not add to the word nor take away from the Word(s) of this Torah.”, that this includes even the ‘addition’ of vowel points?  Or is it not taking it far enough, that we have allowed the addition of vowel points in the 1st place?  If I add the ‘a’ and the ‘e’ to YHWH, am I not doing the same thing?   As well intentioned as I have been, I may well be in error too. 

Hebrew went for thousands of years without the vowel points, even after the original ‘pure’ Hebrew was taken from them in Babel, the ‘modern’ Hebrew went for over a thousand years without the points.  If you know the sounds of the letters of Hebrew you still speak His Name basically the same. Yod sounds like ‘ee’, Hey is ‘ah’ (or ‘eh’), Waw is ‘oo’ and Hey again as ‘eh’.  Put these together and you get ee-ah-oo-eh, even in the Greek, as I recall, His Name is written IAUA as in; Ee-Ah-Oo-Eh.  I had always heard that the Hebrew letters told the meaning of a word, each letter lending meaning.  The addition of letters would then change the meaning of the word.  That said, the Jewish rendering of His Name as ‘Jehovah’ is; for one thing ‘impossible’ as there is no ‘j’ in Hebrew, even today in modern Hebrew, there is no ‘j’.  And if you look up the Hebrew word ‘hovah’ in Strong’s Concordance or the BDB, you will find that ‘hovah’ means; calamity and destruction.  But this is in error also because there is no ‘v’ in Hebrew either.  The letter was ‘u’ that ‘morphed’ into v by ‘the world’.  Look at the word ‘PUBLIC’ as written in stone (Carved), in Architecture, It ‘reads’ PVBLIC.  ‘V’ in Hebrew is ‘bh’, the ‘confusion’ is the result of YHWH sending the Jews back to BABEL for a second dose of ‘confusion’, and at the same time He caused His ‘pure lip’ to be taken away and the Jews adopted a Babelian script and basically rewrote, and re-created the aleph beth, and many years later added the vowel points.  These are the same Jews who have hidden the truth from the rest of the world, forsaking the responsibility YHWH put on His people and especially His Priests, to ‘be the ‘light’ to the world’, to take the knowledge of YHWH to all nations.  Instead their Talmud teaches and commands them to ‘lie to all gentiles’ and ‘never save a gentile’.   

It has, kind of been, a ‘cause’ for me, to dispel the myths that are being taught these days about YHWH’s Name, and the pronunciation of His Name.  It seems everyone wants to put their own ‘spin’, adding letters that not only do not exist in the Hebrew Texts, but neither do they exist in the addition of vowel points.  To use the ‘yahuah’ or as they pronounce it ‘yah hoo ah’, they are adding a 2nd ‘h’ to get the ‘hoo’ sound.  His shortened ‘personal’ Name, as in Tehellim is ‘Yah’, this finishes the Yod and the Hey, you can’t use the Hey again to get Hoo.  This teaching of His Name being ‘yahuah’ is an example of the warning for us not to waiver for new ‘whims’ of teachings.  Yahweh is used universally in the longer form, in all the translations, they acknowledge YHWH to be ‘Yahweh’.  ‘yahuah’ is not even recognized in dictionaries or encyclopedias, it is a totally new ‘whim of teaching’, the teachings of ‘men’.  Sorry Lew!

I guess my point is that we should not be bickering over the spelling and therefore the sounds, but rather Obey Torah and stop adding, even the least stroke (vowel points) to His Word.  And it was ‘before’ the addition of the vowel point in the 600’s CE, when Mashiach said that ‘not one jot or tittle, will change from the Torah or the Prophets, until heaven and earth disappear’, vowel points most surely are ‘jots and tittles’, the smallest (least) of pen strokes.  Almost as though the Masoretes were adding, in defiance, thumbing their nose at Mashiach and doing exactly what He said ‘changing, by adding, the ‘Least’ of all the strokes of the pens.  Mashiach said: “Woe to the lying pen of the scribes”, the Masoretes were ‘scribes’.  Is this what Mashiach was saying?   Can anyone definitively say it is Not? Will we ever know?

Let the preceding be the last time I write YHWH’s Name, adding vowels to it.

PRAISE YHWH

I just felt the need to get that out there.  But that is part of the Oath that we have vowed to uphold and Obey.

There is another part of the Oath that seems to have fallen by the wayside right from the beginning.  In taking the ‘actual’ Oath as written in Debarim, they were promising to bring the offerings of the 1st fruits, the very first that ‘they’ themselves would grow.  And bring them as an offering to YHWH, in Yerushalayim, where YHWH would later place His Name, but from the beginning years, would have been where the Ark and the Altar were.  At any rate, this offering and the ‘renewing of the oath’ was to be repeated every 3 years, by each and every one of us.  We were to be able to stand before YHWH and state that they had kept the Oath for those 3 years.  There is not one mention of this occurring in all the Scriptures.  Does that mean it is no longer valid?  Or that it is impossible to do?

NO!!!  “…Not One Jot or Tittle…”, does that not apply to the taking of the Oath?  Or is it, as the Prophets admonished the ‘leadership’ for, they were not ‘shepherding’ YHWH’s people as they had been commanded to do.  And it is the same today; we have no one Standing before YHWH, leading His People, teaching them the difference between the righteous and the profane.  The Shepherds have let the sheep wander wherever they desire to go. 

That was the purpose of Mashiach to be the Shepherd leading His People back To Him, but they refused, again, and the Truth was ripped away as is the pattern of the history of Yisra’el.  When Truth is brought to light, red lights and sirens are blasted in Gehennah and the wolves come running out of their lairs.  Just as the ‘devil’ knew when Mashiach was immersed, the ‘Light of the world’ appeared and the very next word is the temptation of Mashiach by haSatan himself.  YHWSHA warned them, and us, that there would be; one in particular and also many, who would rise and speak in His Name and lead MANY astray, teaching a different ‘gospel’, a ‘gospel’ unlike His Besorah, and many would follow him and leave the sheepfold of Mashiach.

The ‘Re-newed Covenant’, requires a Re-newed Oath, and Mashiach’s Word cannot be changed.  If He said nothing would change from the Torah or the Prophets, then the Oath of Debarim is required of us today.  And we are still expected to be able to stand before YHWH every 3 years and declare that we are walking in His Way, with Mashiach Leading us, He IS the Sovereign of Yisra’el and He IS our High Priest.  It was and it is the prerogative of Mashiach YHWSHA to have added the necessity of Immersion and Repentance to entering His Re-newed Covenant.  And while that New Covenant has not yet come, we must not wait to be counted, and become a part of what is soon to be established, when He returns and completes the covenant He made; to drink of the ‘cup’ anew with His taught ones, completing the promise of the Re-Newed Covenant and when the smoke clears and the wicked are gone, He then pours out ‘the full measure’ of His Ruach on all flesh, and we will no longer have to teach each other because He teaches us all and we will KNOW YHWH.

Yah Bless

Yared

 

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