I was a little taken back! Then I heard Him again, saying: "Read Deuteronomy 32".
The Song of Moses
I reached for a Bible nearby and read:
"Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. Let my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, as raindrops on the tender herb, and as showers on the grass. For I proclaim the name of Yahweh: Ascribe greatness to our Elohim. He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, an Elohim of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.
"They have corrupted themselves; they are not His children, because of their blemish: a perverse and crooked generation. Do you thus deal with Yahweh, O foolish and unwise people? Is He not your Father, who bought you? Has He not made you and established you?
"Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you: When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the children of Israel. For Yahweh's portion is His people; Jacob is the place of His inheritance.
"He found him in a desert land and in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, so Yahweh alone led him, and there was no foreign god with him.
"He made him ride in the heights of the earth, that he might eat the produce of the fields; He made him to draw honey from the rock, and oil from the flinty rock; curds from the cattle, and milk of the flock, with fat of lambs; and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the choicest wheat; and you drank wine, the blood of the grapes.
"But Jeshurun (the 'Upright') grew fat and kicked; you grew fat, you grew thick, you are obese! Then he forsook Elohim who made him, and scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation. They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign gods; with abominations they provoked Him to anger. They sacrificed to demons, not to Elohim, to gods they did not know, to new gods, new arrivals that your fathers did not fear. Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful, and have forgotten the Elohim who fathered you.
"And when Yahweh saw it, He spurned them, because of the provocation of His sons and His daughters. And He said: 'I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end will be, for they are a perverse generation, children in whom is no faith. They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not Elohim; they have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols. But I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation; I will move them to anger by a foolish nation. For a fire is kindled by my anger, and shall burn to the lowest hell; it shall consume the earth with her increase,and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
"'I will heap disasters on them;I will spend My arrows upon them. They shall be wasted with hunger, devoured by pestilence and bitter destruction; I will also send against them the teeth of beasts, with the poison of serpents of the dust. The sword shall destroy outside; there shall be terror within For the young man and virgin, the nursing child with the man of gray hairs. I would have said, 'I will dash them in pieces, I will make the memory of them to cease from among men,' had I not feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should misunderstand, lest they should say, 'Our hand is high; and it is not Yahweh who has done all this.''
"For they are a nation void of counsel, nor is there any understanding in them. 2Oh, that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end! How could one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and Yahweh had surrendered them? For their rock is not like our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges. For their vine is of the vine of Sodom and of the fields of Gomorrah; their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter. Their wine is the poison of serpents, and the cruel venom of cobras.
"'Is this not laid up in store with Me, sealed up among My treasures? Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; their foot shall slip in due time; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things to come hasten upon them.'
"For Yahweh will judge His people and have compassion on His servants, when He sees that their power is gone, and there is no one remaining, bond or free. He will say: 'Where are their gods, the rock in which they sought refuge? Who ate the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offering? Let them rise and help you, and be your refuge. 'Now see that I, even I, am He, and there is no Elohim besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; nor is there any who can deliver from My hand. For I raise My hand to heaven, and say, 'As I live forever, if I whet My glittering sword, and My hand takes hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to My enemies, and repay those who hate Me. I will make My arrows drunk with blood, and My sword shall devour flesh, with the blood of the slain and the captives, from the heads of the leaders of the enemy.''
"Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people; for He will avenge the blood of His servants, and render vengeance to His adversaries; He will provide atonement for His land and His people" (Deut.32:1-43, NKJV)
The Song of the Overcomers
By the time I had finished reading this chapter I was not only peaceful but glowing inside. I knew that Yahweh was with me, that I was not alone, and that He would ensure that I remembered the lessons learned that evening. Then I realised that I had been reading the Song of Moses, the song that the overcomers sing alongside the Song of Yah'shua. John said:
"I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of Elohim. They sing the song of Moses, the servant of Elohim, and the song of the Lamb, saying:
"'Great and marvelous are Your works,
Just and true are Your ways,
O King of the saints (set-apart ones)!
Who shall not fear You, O Yahweh, and glorify Your name?
For all nations shall come and worship before You,
For Your judgments have been manifested'" (Rev.15:2-4, NKJV)
A New Perspective: Their rock is not like Ours
The next day I closely looked over the Song of Moses I could see a perspective that I had momentarily lost because of my troubles in life. I will not make a commentary on it here (though that would make for a very interesting study one day) other than to mention that Yahweh is seeking for uprightness in a world of crookedness because this brings Him glory. One verse that had stood out for me as I read it was:
"For their rock is not like our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges."
The "rock" on which those of despise Yahweh, the true "Rock", is nothing by comparison.
The Death of Moses
Deuteronomy 32 ends with these words:
"So Moses came with Joshua the son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people. Moses finished speaking all these words to all Israel, and He said to them: 'Set your hearts on all the words which I testify among you today, which you shall command your children to be careful to observe -- all the words of this Torah (law). For it is not a futile thing for you, because it is your life, and by this word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess.'
"Then Yahweh spoke to Moses that very same day, saying: 'Go up this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, across from Jericho; view the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel as a possession; and die on the mountain which you ascend, and be gathered to your people, just as Aaron your brother died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people; because you trespassed against Me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah Kadesh, in the Wilderness of Zin, because you did not hallow Me in the midst of the children of Israel. Yet you shall see the land before you, though you shall not go there, into the land which I am giving to the children of Israel" (Deut.32:44-52, NKJV)
Meribah-Type "Pride of Life"
Brethren and sisters, under the New Covenant we have a Sin-Bearer (Yah'shua) to carry our Meribah-type transgressions when we sin against Yahweh. What is a Meribah-type transgression? Taking credit for that which is not ours - claiming glory for something that belongs solely to Yahweh. And this is not an uncommon thing. We do it all the time, for a multitude of reasons, often because we are seeking the love and praises of men. That is a Meribah-type sin. It may be that we seek recognition for our Bible or Torah knowledge, our experiences in life, our achievements in ministry or in the home or in our professions, the 'good' we have done - it could be anything. Whatever it is, it is an artificial perspective not grounded in reality. It is a painted rainbow, something that we have created to attract men that takes attention away from that glorious spiritual arch the Most High places in the sky of people's lives when He has entered them. Believe me there is nothing that we can take credit for, because all that we do, all that we achieve, all that we create is only possible because of the endowment that is given to us from the One who rules above. The Meribah-sin is the "pride of life" (1 Jn.2:16), of glorying in our 'achievements', real of imagined, and failing to recognise the true Source.
Dying Like Moses
We are required, when we sin in this way, to "die on the mountain which you ascend". We have to painfully climb on the mountain of our repentance to a vantage point until we can finally see our transgression and then die to it - release the glory we arrogantly claimed for ourself.
"Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is across from Jericho. And Yahweh showed him all the land of Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea, the South, and the plain of the Valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar. Then Yahweh said to him, 'This is the land of which I swore to give Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants.' I have caused you to see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.'
"So Moses the servant of Yahweh died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of Yahweh. And He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor; but no one knows his grave to this day" (Deut.34:1-7, NKJV).
No State Funeral for Sin
There was no 'state funeral' for Moses because when you are dying to sin you are not to glory in that either. Yahweh does the burying to ensure that. There is no tomb of remembrance either which might become a shrine for people to come and give glory to the prophet even in death because all the glory belongs to Yahweh! Yah'shua had much to say about the tombstones and monuments of the Jews in His day. So brethren and sisters, no state funeral - no glorying - in your own death to sin is allowed! Just privately go to Yahweh and ley Him take care of it.
An Ongoing Process
I took many things out of this experience two weeks ago. I am not over with the process yet - I feel it has just begun. But I now know - again - that I am not alone and that I can confidently continue resting my faith in the invisible Elohim. You can too. In the meantime, I ask for your prayers because I recognise, like D.L.Moody did in the mid to late 1800's, that I need a fresh unction and power from Yahweh to continue serving. I have carried too much in my own strength and that strength has given out. I am looking for radical change in my life to be of better use to the Master.
Two Kinds of 'Truth'
Before I finish today, may I share a final truth that has emerged from my experiences of recent days? It is this: Truth said in hate, anger, bitterness, resentment, isn't truth because truth saves. Emet or truth, in the sense in which it is used in Scripture, is not 'correct 'facts'. Satan may say correct 'facts' about us, like our unworthiness, but they are not truth. Facts are only truth when they are shared in the spirit of redeeming love. Facts on their own have no life, and Truth in the Gospel sense is never divorced from Life or from the Way in which are called to obtain it. When Yah'shua said:
"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6, NKJV)
He meant that in more ways than one. The truth that gives access to the Father - to His love, forgiveness, freedom, and job - comes only in the context of life and the way in which you share it, and that way is epitomised by the kind of Grace that comes from Messiah alone. I have seen so many people pierced and wounded by so-called 'truth' that is not shared in the way Yah'shua taught - 'truth' about theology and 'truth' about about the deficiences in people. That is not truth. It is hate. The only truth that saves is that which is bathed in love and done in Yah'shua's way of Grace. Yes, Yah'shua is the incarnation of Truth but we in our turn are to be the incarnation of Him through the Grace shed upon our hearts by the Ruach haQodesh.
Let us pray for one another that we might get and do things right. For let us not do as those who have missed the Way or never known it:
"For they being ignorant of Yahweh's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of Yahweh" (Rom.10:3, NKJV).
May the Elohim of all righteousness give you grace and peace this day so that you may bring glory to Him in all your works:
"Blessed be the name of Yahweh from this time forth and forevermore!" (Ps.113:2, NKJV).
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Comments from Readers
Those things of the heart. Our Father is bringing us together on that Path of Life that is so far beyond this physical realm but even it is in our mouth but we realize in whom we are living and moving and having our being!
What a good message to help us stay sober and aware of the Hope that is within us!
May we all desire to and stay within that Fire of Love of the Path of Life manifest within us and that is our Living Torah and Word, Yahushua. For whom else is making all of that BEING by the Power of our Father!
The Unleavened Bread Man connected to Yahuweh as Elohim that righteous Branch Yahushua Y, Life to Life! Our salvation and remission of sin. How can we honor him and proclaim him in such feeble words but to explain a little of that joy within our heart.
Some additional things I thought as I read through that message. May we all be blessed in submitting to our Father and His Provision of Salvation Yahushua, for He dwells within our Heart as we are The Temple He Has Prepared!
1Pe 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
1Pe 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1Pe 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that Yahuweh is gracious.
1Pe 2:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of Yahuweh Elohim (Father by the Son), and precious,
1Pe 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to Yahuweh Elohim and Yahushua the Messiah.
1Pe 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
1Pe <2:7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious:
And that is what we proclaim is that precious thing we have come to know and love as Life itself!
Even though these trials of life are hard to ponder in the fathoming of them all but we see that within also that is our Hope and so much better that will be manifest when the fullness arrives!
I enjoy so much this fellowship of that Path of Life and those walking nearby. Many are behind and many are ahead but we being near in the same walking.
I will share one thing the Father did to me this week and I cannot hardly explain in word. As He dwells within and rises up in such power at times it encompasses the entire being with His Heart and that is awesome in mercy, love, of showing how much better will be his mercy to his people after the curse is done. And that timeline we understand is near to it’s end. Yes it is, even those who left this body many years ago or before that trumpet blast will come or even we will ALL be together at that time of the Greatest Family Reunion of the ages.
A thing beyond the people dwelling of Dust and of worldly Mind but WILL BE DONE!
And we look forward to meeting together in that day.
Here is what happened this week. I am in a situation where most of my days are spent pondering this great savior of our Heart in the witness of scriptures knowing and seeking to see our Messiah by that word. For no other purpose for to keep Yahushua is to know how to witness of Him of Torah of law-ful learnings and doings of His Heart, for that is Yahushua, his very Heart and let all learn to do and say for a witness Only of Him and not of anything else of our own doings apart from Him. But we do obey to show His witness to all even in our feeble attempts at understanding what it means that He did everything and is doing everything spoken of His Heart to the ‘jot’ and ‘tittle’.
How awesome is that in knowing we haven’t even understood the smallest bit of everything He has done! YET! But we will see him face to face! And what wonderful things to even be on that Path of Life in the same Path of Life where we even sum it up in an Unconditional Yes always to our Messiah our savior who has redeemed us to become a Living Stone in His Temple that He is Building and it be about ready to reveal?
The world is looking for a third temple made of stone that is DEAD in the Dust where Father Yahuweh surely WILL NOT DWELL but they will all have their Delusion of the LIE.
How often do we hear of this thing but not hardly a thing about the temple that is already being built, the true thing spoken of by the shadow and we be partakers of the building by working with our Messiah outside the camp to bring in the lost to become a part of this ‘baby’ that will be born as in Isaiah 66/ Rev 12.
Well, I was reading in Jeremiah chapter 31 a couple of days ago and didn’t get far into those verses when our Father Yahuweh cried out as from within ‘turning to look’ how can I explain, He is within us, and to know beyond words that time will come. It has not yet but will be and we all will know this thing.
Y = The Righteous Branch made for remission of sin and Life to Life! And we redeemed know Him and our Father He has shown to us!
Jer 31:1 At the same time, saith Yahuweh, will I be the Yahuweh Elohim Y of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.
Jer 31:2 Thus saith Yahuweh, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.
Jer 31:3 Yahuweh hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
Jer 31:4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry. Y is building!
Jer 31:5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things.
Jer 31:6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto Yahuweh our Yahuweh Elohim Y.
Jer 31:7 For thus saith Yahuweh; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O Yahuweh, save thy people, the remnant of Israel. (Jacob becomes Yisrael by the Blood of the Lamb remission of sin in Y!)
Jer 31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
Jer 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. (Yahuweh is our Father by His Y!)
Jer 31:10 Hear the word of Yahuweh, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. (Who are those called Yisrael who have their names changed the only way possible and are of the Redeemed! Of Y!)
Jer 31:11 For Yahuweh hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
Jer 31:12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of Yahuweh, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all. (has this happened yet? But It Will!!)
Jer 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
We get this into our heart and have a longing for the lost to come into this great building before it is too late. Our sons, our daughters, our fathers, our mothers, our whole family. What awesome things and shouting of joy and singing we will do when we all come together and we see that building our Father Has Made!
Shalom, Blessings, may the Power of our Father keep us all in these times. We see the things of death, and it be in our face, but will our Father bring us out to see His glory and we shall rest from this world and what was come upon us all but Yahuweh Elohim our Y is right on time! (RR, USA, 5 December 2009)