The Narrow Path

Come to Me, says Mashiach, and drink of Living Water

Return to Yahweh and He will return to you

(Isa 10:21)  A remnant shall return, the remnant of Yaʽaqob, to the Mighty Ěl.

(Isa 10:22)  For though your people, O Yisra’ĕl, be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return – a decisive end, overflowing with righteousness.

(Isa 35:10)  And the ransomed of יהוה shall return and enter Tsiyon with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

(Isa 44:22)  “I shall wipe out your transgressions like a cloud, and your sins like a mist. Return to Me, for I shall redeem you.”

(Isa 45:23)  “I have sworn by Myself, a word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, so that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue swear.

(Isa 51:11)  And let the ransomed of יהוה return. And they shall come to Tsiyon with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. Let them attain joy and gladness; sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

(Isa 52:8)  The voice of your watchmen! They shall lift up their voices, together they shout for joy, because eye to eye they see the return of יהוה to Tsiyon.

(Isa 55:7)  Let the wrong forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let him return to יהוה, who has compassion on him, and to our Elohim, for He pardons much.

 Jer 3:1)  Elohim said, “If a man puts away his wife, and she goes from him and becomes another man’s, does he return to her again? Would not that land be made greatly unclean? But you have committed whoring with many lovers. And would you return to Me?” declares יהוה.

(Jer 3:7)  “And after she had done all these, I said ‘Return to Me.’ But she did not return. And her treacherous sister Yehudah saw it.

(Jer 3:12)  “Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, ‘Return, O backsliding Yisra’ĕl,’ declares יהוה, ‘I shall not look on you in displeasure, for I am kind,’ declares יהוה, ‘and I do not bear a grudge forever.

(Jer 3:14)  “Return, O backsliding children,” declares יהוה, “for I shall rule over you, and shall take you, one from a city and two from a clan, and shall bring you to Tsiyon.

(Jer 3:22)  “Return, O backsliding children, I shall make your backslidings cease.” “See, we have come to You, for You are יהוה our Elohim.

(Jer 4:1)  “If you do return, O Yisra’ĕl,” declares יהוה, “return to Me. And if you remove your abominations from My presence, and cease straying,

Jer 4:2  and shall swear, ‘As יהוה lives,’ in truth, in right-ruling, and in righteousness – then nations shall bless themselves in Him, and they shall boast in Him!”

Jer 4:3  For this is what יהוה said to the men of Yehudah and Yerushalayim, “Break up your tillable ground, and do not sow among thorns.

Jer 4:4  “Circumcise yourselves unto יהוה, and take away the foreskins of your hearts, you men of Yehudah and inhabitants of Yerushalayim, lest My wrath come forth like fire and burn, with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds.”

(Jer 12:15)  “And it shall be, after My plucking them out, I shall return, and have compassion on them and bring them back, everyone to his inheritance and everyone to his land.

(Jer 15:19)  Therefore thus said יהוה, “If you turn back, then I shall bring you back. Before Me you shall stand. And if you take out the precious from the worthless, you shall become as My mouth. Let them return to you, but do not return to them.

(Jer 18:11)  “And now, speak to the men of Yehudah and to the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, saying, ‘Thus said יהוה, “See, I am forming evil and devising a plan against you. Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your deeds good.” ’ ”

(Jer 46:27)  “But as for you, do not fear, O My servant Yaʽaqob, and do not be discouraged, O Yisra’ĕl! For look, I am saving you from afar, and your descendants from the land of their captivity. And Yaʽaqob shall return, and shall have rest and be at ease, with no one disturbing.

(Eze 16:55)  “and your sisters, Sedom and her daughters, return to their former state, and Shomeron and her daughters return to their former state, and you and your daughters return to your former state.

(Hos 2:7)  “And she shall pursue her lovers but not overtake them, and shall seek them but not find them. Then she shall say, ‘Let me go and return to my first husband, for then it was better for me than now.’

(Hos 3:5)  Afterward the children of Yisra’ĕl shall return, and seek יהוה their Elohim, and Dawid their sovereign, and fear יהוה and His goodness, in the latter days.

(Hos 5:15)  “I shall go, I shall return to My place, until they confess their guilt and seek My face, in their distress diligently search for Me, and say,

Hos 6:1  ‘Come, and let us turn back to יהוה. For He has torn but He does heal us, He has stricken but He binds us up.

Hos 4:6  “My people have perished for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being priest for Me. Since you have forgotten the Torah of your Elohim, I also forget your children.

Jer 8:7 “Even a stork in the heavens knows her appointed times. And a turtledove, and a swallow, and a thrush observe the time of their coming. But My people do not know the right-ruling of יהוה .

Jer 8:8  “How do you say, ‘We are wise, and the Torah of יהוה is with us’? But look, the false pen of the scribe has worked falsehood.

Jer 8:9  “The wise shall be put to shame, they shall be broken down and caught. See, they have rejected the Word of יהוה , so what wisdom do they have?

Jer 4:21  How long shall I see a banner, and hear the sound of the ram’s horn?

Jer 4:22  “For My people are foolish, they have not known Me. They are stupid children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.”

(Hos 7:10)  “And the Excellency of Yisra’ĕl did witness to his face, but they did not return to יהוה their Elohim, nor did they seek Him for all this.

(Hos 7:16)  “They return, but not to the Most High. They have been like a slack bow. Their rulers fall by the sword for the cursings of their tongue. This is their scorn in the land of Mitsrayim.

(Hos 11:5)  “No, let him return to the land of Mitsrayim, and let Ashshur be his sovereign, because they refused to repent!

(Hos 12:6)  Therefore, return to your Elohim. Guard kindness and right-ruling, and wait on your Elohim continually.

(Hos 14:1)  O Yisra’ĕl, return to יהוה your Elohim, for you have stumbled by your crookedness.

(Hos 14:2)  Take words with you, and return to יהוה. Say to Him, “Take away all crookedness, and accept what is good, and we render the bulls of our lips.

(Hos 14:7)  “Those who dwell under his shadow shall return. They shall revive like grain, and blossom like the vine, and become as fragrant as the wine of Lebanon.

(Deu 30:2)  and shall turn back to יהוה your Elohim and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your being, you and your children,

(Deu 30:10)  if you obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim, to guard His commands and His laws which are written in this Book of the Torah, if you turn back to יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being.

(1Ki 8:33)  “When Your people Yisra’ĕl are smitten before an enemy, because they have sinned against You, and they shall turn back to You and confess Your Name, and pray and make supplication to You in this House,

(1Ki 8:48)  and they shall turn back to You with all their heart and with all their being in the land of their enemies who led them away captive, and shall pray to You toward their land which You gave to their fathers, the city which You have chosen and the House which I have built for Your Name,

(1Ki 12:27)  “If these people go up to do slaughterings in the House of יהוה at Yerushalayim, then the heart of this people shall turn back to their master, Rehabʽam sovereign of Yehudah, and they shall slay me and go back to Rehabʽam sovereign of Yehudah.”

(2Ch 30:6)  And the runners went to all Yisra’ĕl and Yehudah with the letters from the sovereign and his leaders, and spoke according to the command of the sovereign, “Children of Yisra’ĕl, turn back to יהוה Elohim of Abraham, Yitshaq, and Yisra’ĕl, so that He returns to the remnant of you who have escaped from the hand of the sovereigns of Ashshur.

(2Ch 30:9)  “For if you turn back to יהוה, your brothers and your children shall be shown compassion by their captors, even to return to this land. For יהוה your Elohim shows favour and compassion, and does not turn His face from you if you turn back to Him.”

(Neh 1:9)  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.’

(Psa 51:13)  Let me teach transgressors Your ways, So that sinners turn back to You.

(Psa 60:1)  O Elohim, You have rejected us; You have broken us; You have been displeased; Turn back to us!

(Psa 85:4)  Turn back to us, O Elohim of our deliverance, And cause Your vexation toward us to cease.

(Isa 31:6)  Turn back to Him from whom the children of Yisra’ĕl have deeply fallen away.

(Jer 24:7)  ‘And I shall give them a heart to know Me, that I am יהוה. And they shall be My people and I shall be their Elohim, for they shall turn back to Me with all their heart.

(Lam 3:40)  Let us search and examine our ways, And turn back to יהוה.

(Eze 8:17)  And He said to me, “Have you seen, O son of man? Is it a small matter to the house of Yehudah to do the abominations which they have done here? For they have filled the land with violence, and turn back to provoke Me. And see, they are putting the branch to My nose.

(Hos 5:4)  “Their deeds do not allow them to turn back to their Elohim, for the spirit of whorings is among them, and they do not know יהוה.

(Hos 6:1)  ‘Come, and let us turn back to יהוה. For He has torn but He does heal us, He has stricken but He binds us up.

Hos 6:2  ‘After two days He shall revive us, on the third day He shall raise us up, so that we live before Him.

Hos 6:3  ‘So let us know, let us pursue to know יהוה. His going forth is as certain as the morning. And He comes to us like the rain, like the latter rain watering the earth.’

I believe the ‘latter rains’ is the rising of righteousness in these latter days.  Though it is not a given that Yahweh will simply do this, but He is calling His people to Him and as we are to circumcise our own hearts, we are to repent and turn back to Him and live righteously.  I believe that this is the beginning of the rising of the dry bones of Yehezqel.  Yahweh is raising His people up and rebuilding ‘Yisra’el’. 

Eze 37:1  The hand of יהוה was upon me and took me out by the Spirit of יהוה, and set me down in the midst of the valley. And it was filled with bones.

Eze 37:2  And He made me pass among them, all around, and see, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and see, they were very dry.

Eze 37:3  And He said to me, “Son of man, would these bones live?” And I said, “O Master יהוה, You know.”

Eze 37:4  Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and you shall say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of יהוה!

Eze 37:5  ‘Thus said the Master יהוה to these bones, “See, I am bringing into you a spirit, and you shall live.

Eze 37:6  “And I shall put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, and cover you with skin and put a spirit in you, and you shall live. And you shall know that I am יהוה.” ’ ”

Eze 37:7  And I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a noise, and there was a rattling. And the bones came together, bone to bone.

Eze 37:8  And I looked and saw sinews and flesh came upon them, and skin covered them, but there was no spirit in them.

Eze 37:9  He then said to me, “Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, son of man, and you shall say to the spirit, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “Come from the four winds, O spirit, and breathe on these slain, so that they live.” ’ ”

Eze 37:10  And I prophesied as He commanded me, and the spirit came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, a very great army.

Eze 37:11  And He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are all the house of Yisra’ĕl. See, they say, ‘Our bones are dry, our expectancy has perished, and we ourselves have been cut off!’

Eze 37:12  “Therefore prophesy, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “See, O My people, I am opening your graves, and shall bring you up from your graves, and shall bring you into the land of Yisra’ĕl.

Eze 37:13  “And you shall know that I am יהוה, when I open your graves, O My people, and bring you up from your graves.

Eze 37:14  “And I shall put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall settle you in your own land. And you shall know that I יהוה have spoken, and I have done it,” declares יהוה.’ ”

Many are coming into this Messianic movement and seeking His Truth.  I see more and more groups coming back to the true 7th day Sabbath and observing the true Moedim (Feasts) that are commanded in the Torah of Yahweh, in Wayiqra 23.  Yahweh’s Name is being declared by His people.   The sinew and the flesh are being restored on these old dry bones, the lost tribes of Yisra’el, and His Spirit is being sought by these people.  But the Spirit for many has not yet been found because they have not fully come out of Babel, the ‘religious systems’ of the world, they are hanging on to the teachings of men and though they say they are following the Torah of Yahweh to the best of their modern day ability, they are only fooling themselves.  They have not fully returned to Yahweh and His Torah, because they have believed in the ‘Counselor of Ba’alyal’ who has taken them away from ‘Righteousness’, claiming that no one can be righteous.  As long as they remain in this delusion that comes from Yahweh because they choose to believe the lies, they will not find Yahweh’s Spirit.  It is only those who choose to fully follow Yahusha Messiah and forsake ALL the worldly lies and return to Yahweh and seek Him with all our mind, soul, heart and strength.

(Joe 2:13)  And tear your heart and not your garments, and turn back to יהוה your Elohim, for He shows favour and is compassionate, patient, and of great kindness, and He shall relent concerning the evil.

(Amo 4:6)  “And I also gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and lack of bread in all your places. But you did not turn back to Me,” declares יהוה.

(Amo 4:8)  “Then two or three cities would wander to another city to drink water, but they were not satisfied. But you did not turn back to Me,” declares יהוה.

(Amo 4:9)  “I have smitten you with blight and with mildew. The creeping locust devoured your many gardens, and your vineyards, and your fig trees, and your olive trees. But you did not turn back to Me,” declares יהוה.

(Amo 4:10)  “I have sent among you a plague in the way of Mitsrayim. I have slain your young men with a sword, along with your captured horses. And I made the stench of your camps come up into your nostrils. But you did not turn back to Me,” declares יהוה.

(Amo 4:11)  “I have overthrown some of you, as Elohim overthrew Seḏom and Amorah, and you were like a burning stick plucked from the burning. But you did not turn back to Me,” declares יהוה.

(Zec 1:3)  “And you shall say to them, ‘Thus said יהוה of hosts, “Turn back to Me,” declares יהוה of hosts, “and I shall turn back to you,” declares יהוה of hosts.

(Mal 3:7)  “From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My laws and did not guard them. Turn back to Me, and I shall turn back to you,” said יהוה of hosts. “But you said, ‘In what shall we turn back?’

Is it not obvious that we must turn back, return, to Yahweh before He will turn back to us and accept us into His fold, “Yisra’el”?  This is what repentance is and there is no forgiveness without repentance.  As Yahusha told us we must repent and confess to receive forgiveness.

 

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