TO THE COVENANT
(The LIGHT, PATH, WORD, LIVING WATER)
(The LIGHT, PATH, WORD, LIVING WATER)
THE AWAKENING of EPHRAIM
TO THE COVENANT
EPHRAIM is the Prodigal Son
Luk 15:11-32: “And He said, “A certain man had two sons,
and the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods falling to me.’ And he divided his livelihood between them.
“And not many days after, the younger son, having gathered all together, went away to a distant country, and there wasted his goods with loose living.
“And when he had spent all, there arose a severe scarcity of food throughout that land, and he began to be in need.
“And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him to his fields to feed pigs.
“And he was longing to fill his stomach with the pods which the pigs were eating, and no one gave to him.
“But having come to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I am perishing with hunger!
‘Having risen, I shall go to my father and say to him, “Father, I have sinned against the heaven, and before you,
and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.” ’
“And having risen, he went to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.
“And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against the heaven, and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
“But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.
‘And bring the fattened calf here and slaughter it, and let us eat and rejoice,
because this son of mine was dead and is alive again, and he was lost and is found.’ And they began to rejoice.
“And his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing.
“And having called one of the servants he asked what this meant.
“And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he received him back in health.’
“And he was wroth and would not go in. So his father came out and pleaded with him.
“And answering, he said to his father, ‘See, these many years I have been serving you, and I have never transgressed a command of yours, but to me you have never given a young goat, so I could rejoice with my friends.
‘But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with whores, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.’
“Then he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all I have is yours.
‘And we had to rejoice and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive, and was lost and is found.’ ”
“For there shall be a day when the
For thus said יהוה, “Sing with gladness for Yaʽaqoḇ, and shout among the chief of the nations. Cry out, give praise, and say, ‘O יהוה, save Your people, the remnant of Yisra’ĕl!’
“See, I am bringing them from the land of the north, and shall gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labor, together – a great assembly returning here.
“With weeping they shall come, and with their prayers I bring them. I shall make them walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they do not stumble. For I shall be a Father to Yisra’ĕl, and Ephrayim – he is My first-born.
“Hear the word of Yahuah, O gentiles, and declare it in the islands far off, and say, ‘He who scattered Yisra’ĕl gathers him, and shall guard him as a shepherd his flock.’”
“Yisrael” is another term for EPHRAIM, THE PRODIGAL SON:
Jer 31:17-20: “And there is expectancy for your latter end,” declares Yahuah, “and your children shall return to their own country.
“I have clearly heard Ephrayim lamenting, ‘You have chastised me, and I was chastised, like an untrained calf. Turn me back, and I shall turn back, for You are Yahuah my Elohim.
‘For after my turning back, I repented. And after I was instructed, I struck myself on the thigh. I was ashamed, even humiliated, for I bore the reproach of my youth.’
“Is Ephrayim a precious son to Me, a child of delights? For though I spoke against him, I still remembered him. That is why My affections were deeply moved for him. I have great compassion for him,” declares Yahuah.”
Two kinds of children, wise, unwise:
Children of Yahuah, children of the devil.
Isa 52:4-6 “For3588 thus3541 saith559 the sovereign136 Yahuah,3069 My people5971 went down3381 formerly7223 into Egypt4714 to sojourn1481 there;8033 and the Assyrian804 oppressed6231 them without cause.657
Now6258 therefore, what4100 have I here,6311 saith5002 Yahuah,3068 that3588 My people5971 are taken away3947 for naught?2600 they that rule over4910 them make them to howl,3213 saith5002 Yahuah;3068 and My Name8034 continually8548 every3605 day3117 is blasphemed.5006
Therefore3651 My people5971 shall know3045 My Name:8034 therefore3651 they shall know in that1931 day3117 that3588 I589 am He1931 that does speak:1696 behold,2009 it is I.”
Rom 10:13 For1063 whosoever3956, 3739, 302 shall call upon1941 the3588 Name3686 of (Yahuah)2962 shall be saved.4982
Rom 10:14 How4459 then3767 shall they call on1941 him in1519 whom3739 they have not3756 believed?4100 and1161 how4459 shall they believe4100 in him of whom3739 they have not3756 heard?191 and1161 how4459 shall they hear191 without5565 a preacher?2784
Rom 10:15 And1161 how4459 shall they preach,2784 except3362 they be sent?649 as it2531 is written,1125 How5613 beautiful5611 are the3588 feet4228 of them that preach the gospel (Besorah, message)2097 of peace,1515 and bring glad tidings2097 of good things!18
Rom 10:16 But235 they have not3756 all3956 obeyed5219 the3588 gospel (Besorah).2098 For1063 Isaiah2268 saith,3004 who5101 hath believed4100 our2257 report?189
Rom 10:17 So then686 faith4102 cometh by1537 hearing,189 and1161 hearing189 by1223 the word4487 of God.2316
Rom 10:18 But235 I say,3004 Have they not3378 heard?191 Yes verily,3304 their848 sound5353 went1831 into1519 all3956 the3588 earth,1093 and2532 their848 words4487 unto1519 the3588 ends4009 of the3588 world.3625
1Co 14:21 In1722 the3588 law3551 it is written,1125 With1722 men of other tongues2084 and2532 other(1722), 2087 lips5491 will I speak2980 unto this5129 people;2992 and2532 yet for all that3779 will they not3761 hear1522 me,3450 saith3004 (Yahuah).2962
1Co 14:22 Wherefore5620 tongues1100 are1526 for1519 a sign,4592 not3756 to them that believe,4100 but235 to them that believe not:571 but1161 prophesying4394 serves not3756 for them that believe not,571 but235 for them which believe.4100
1Co 14:26 How5101 is2076 it then,3767 brethren?80 when3752 you come together,4905 every one1538 of you5216 has2192 a psalm,5568 has2192 a doctrine,1322 has2192 a tongue,1100 has2192 a revelation,602 has2192 an interpretation.2058 Let all things3956 be done1096 for4314 edifying.3619
Pro 2:-51 “My son, if you accept My Words, and treasure up My commands with you,
So that you make your ear attend to Wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;
For if you cry for discernment, lift up your voice for understanding,
If you seek her as silver, and search for her as hidden treasures,
Then you would understand the fear of Yahuah, and find the knowledge of Elohim.”
“The secret of Yahuah is with those who fear Him, And He makes His Covenant known to them.” Psa 25:14
Pro 3:1-18: “My son, do not forget my Torah, And let your heart watch over my commands;
For length of days and long life And peace they add to you.
Let not kindness and truth forsake you – Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart,
Thus finding favour and good insight In the eyes of Elohim and man.
Trust in יהוה with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
Know Him in all your ways, And He makes all your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear יהוה and turn away from evil.
It is healing to your navel, And moistening to your bones.
Esteem יהוה with your goods, And with the first-fruits of all your increase;
Then your storehouses shall be filled with plenty, And your vats overflow with new wine.
My son, do not despise the discipline of יהוה, And do not loathe His reproof;
For whom יהוה loves He reproves, As a father the son whom he delights in.
Blessed is the man who has found wisdom, And the man who gets understanding;
For the gain from it is better Than gain from silver, And its increase than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies, And all your delights are not comparable to her.
Length of days is in her right hand, Riches and esteem in her left hand.
Her ways are pleasant ways, And all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those taking hold of her, And blessed are all who retain her.”
Pro 8:1-36: “Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice?
On the top of the heights along the way, Between the paths she has taken her stand.
Beside the gates, leading to the city, At the entrances, she shouts:
“O men, I call, to you, And my voice is to the sons of men.
“You simple ones, understand insight, And you fools, be of an understanding heart.
“Listen, for I speak noble words, And the opening of my lips is about straightness;
“For my mouth speaks truth; And wrongness is an abomination to my lips.
“All the words of my mouth are in righteousness, None of them twisted or crooked,
“All of them plain to him who understands, And straight to those who find knowledge.
“Accept my discipline, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold;
“For wisdom is better than rubies, And all delights are not comparable to her.
“I, wisdom, have dwelt with insight, And I find knowledge, foresight.
“The fear of יהוה is to hate evil. I have hated pride and arrogance, And the evil way, And the perverse mouth.
“Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, mightiness is mine.
“By me sovereigns reign, And rulers make righteous decrees.
“By me princes rule, and nobles, All the judges of the earth.
“I love those who love me, And those who earnestly seek me do find me.
“Riches and esteem are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness.
“My fruit is better than gold and fine gold, And my increase than choice silver.
“I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of right- ruling,
“To bestow substance on those who love me, And to fill their treasuries.
“יהוה possessed me, The beginning of His way, As the first of His works of old.
“I was set up ages ago, at the first, Before the earth ever was.
“When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs heavy with water.
“Before mountains were sunk, Before the hills, I was brought forth,
“Before He had made the earth and the fields, Or the first dust of the world.
“When He prepared the heavens, I was there, When He decreed a vault on the face of the deep,
“When He set the clouds above, When He made the fountains of the deep strong,
“When He gave to the sea its limit, So that the waters would not transgress His command, When He decreed the foundations of the earth,
“Then I was beside Him, a master workman, And I was His delight, day by day Rejoicing before Him all the time,
“Rejoicing in the world, His earth; And my delights were with the sons of men.
“And now, listen to me, you children, For blessed are they who guard my ways.
“Listen to discipline and become wise, And do not refuse it.
“Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors.
“For whoever finds me shall find life, And obtain favor from Yahuah,
“But he who sins against me injures himself; All who hate me love death!”
Isa 60:1-12: “Arise, shine, for your light has come! And the esteem of Yahuah has risen upon you.
“For look, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness the peoples. But Yahuah arises over you, and His esteem is seen upon you.
“And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and sovereigns to the brightness of your rising.
“Lift up your eyes all around and see: all of them have gathered, they have come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are supported on the side.
“Then you shall see and be bright, and your heart shall throb and swell, for the wealth of the sea is turned to you, the riches of the gentiles come to you.
“A stream of camels cover your land, the dromedaries of Miḏyan and Ěphah; all those from Sheḇa come, bearing gold and incense, and proclaiming the praises of Yahuah.
“All the flocks of Qĕḏar are gathered to you, the rams of Neḇayoth serve you; they come up for acceptance on My altar, and I embellish My esteemed House.
“Who are these who fly like a cloud, and like doves to their windows?
“Because the coastlands wait for Me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from afar, their silver and their gold with them, to the Name of Yahuah your Elohim, and to the Set-apart One of Yisrael, because He has adorned you.
“And the sons of foreigners shall build your walls, and their sovereigns serve you. For in My wrath I have smitten you, but in My delight I shall have compassion on you.
“And your gates shall be open continually, they are not shut day or night, to bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles, and their sovereigns in procession.
“For the nation and the reign that do not serve you shall perish, and those Gentiles shall be utterly laid waste.”
“Remember, then, how you have received, and heard. And watch and repent. If, then, you do not wake up, I shall come upon you as a thief, and you shall not know at all what hour I come upon you.”
Deu 29:29-30:3: “The secret matters belong to Yahuah our Elohim, but what is revealed belongs to us and to our children forever, to do all the Words of this Torah.
“And it shall be, when all these Words come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you shall bring them back to your heart among all the gentiles where Yahuah your Elohim drives you,
and shall turn back to Yahuah 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,
then Yahuah your Elohim shall turn back your captivity, and shall have compassion on you, and He shall turn back and gather you from all the peoples where Yahuah your Elohim has scattered you.”
Isa 30:20-21: “Though Yahuah gave you bread of adversity and water of affliction, your Teacher shall no longer be hidden. But your eyes shall see your Teacher,
and your ears hear a Word behind you, saying, ‘This is the Way, walk in it,’ whenever you turn to the right, or whenever you turn to the left.”
CRY OF EPHRAIM TO BE REVIVED:
Psa 80:1-19: “Give ear, O Shepherd of Yisra’ĕl, Who lead Yosef like a flock; Who dwell between the keruḇim, shine forth!
Before Ephrayim, Binyamin, and Menashsheh, Stir up Your might, and come and save us!
Cause us to turn back, O Elohim, And cause Your face to shine, That we might be delivered!
“O Yahuah Elohim of hosts, How long shall You be wroth Against the prayer of Your people?
You have caused them to eat the bread of tears, and have caused them to drink with tears, a third time.
You have made us a strife to our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves.
Turn us back, O Elohim of hosts, And cause Your face to shine, That we might be delivered!
You brought a vine out of Mitsrayim; You drove out the nations, and planted it.
You cleared a place for it, And caused it to take deep root, And it filled the land.
Hills were covered with its shadow, and the mighty cedars with its twigs.
She spread her branches to the Sea, and her shoots to the River.
Why have You broken down her hedges, So that every passer-by plucked her fruit?
The boar out of the forest ravages it, and the wild beast of the field devours it.
Return, we beg You, O Elohim of hosts; Look down from heaven, and see, And visit this vine,
And the stock which Your right hand has planted, And the Son whom You made strong for Yourself.
It is burned with fire, it is cut down; they perish at the rebuke of Your face.
Let Your hand be upon the One at Your right hand, Upon the Son of Aḏam whom You made strong for Yourself,
And we shall not backslide from You.
Revive us, and let us call upon Your Name.
Turn us back, O Yahuah Elohim of hosts, And cause Your face to shine, that we might be delivered!”
TURN US BACK TO YOUR TORAH!
The message (besorah) to the nations:
for the reign of Yahuah draws near!”
Jer 16:13-19: “‘So I shall throw you out of this land into a land that you do not know, neither you nor your fathers. And there you shall serve other mighty ones day and night, where I show you no favor.’
‘Therefore see, the days are coming,’
‘when it is no longer said, ‘Yahuah
lives who brought up the children of Yisrael from the
but, ‘Yahuah lives who brought up the children of Yisrael from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I shall bring them back into their land I gave to their fathers.
“See, I am sending for many fishermen,” declares Yahuah, “and they shall fish them. And after that I shall send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
“For My eyes are on all their ways; they have not been hidden from My face, nor has their crookedness been hidden from My eyes.
“And first I shall repay double for their crookedness and their sin, because they have defiled My land with the dead bodies of their disgusting matters, and have filled My inheritance with their abominations.”
O Yahuah, my strength and my stronghold and my refuge, in the day of distress the Gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers have inherited only falsehood, futility, and there is no value in them.”
The initial recognition of the Truth can be scary:
“So Yosef recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him.”
As the second
in charge of ancient
Ephraim (the descendants of Yosef) is now declaring to his brother Yahudah, “I am Yosef!”
Gen 45:1-5: “And Yosef was unable to restrain himself before all those who stood by him, and he called out, ‘Have everyone go out from me!’ So no one stood with him while Yosef made himself known to his brothers.
And he wept aloud, and the Mitsrites and the house of Pharaoh heard it.
And Yosef said to his brothers, ‘I am Yosef, is my father still alive?’ But his brothers were unable to answer him, for they trembled before him.
Then Yosef said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” And when they came near, he said, “I am Yosef your brother, whom you sold into Mitsrayim.
‘And now, do not be grieved nor displeased with yourselves because you sold me here, for Elohim sent me before you to preserve life.’”
represented by the two tribes of
Exo 4:22, 23: “And you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus said Yahuah: Yisrael is My son, My first-born, so I say to you, let My son go to serve Me. But if you refuse to let him go, see, I am killing your son, your first-born.’ ”
As descendants of these tribes, the bulk of the population of the Earth is unaware of who they are, and the promises made to us as those descendants. Over 2700 years ago, we were scattered among the nations by the Assyrians because we had failed to live according to the Covenant, but now we are being re-gathered to the Covenant.
“Hear the word of Yahuah, O gentiles, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, ‘He who scattered Yisrael gathers him, and shall guard him as a shepherd his flock.’” YirmeYahu 31:10
He gave us the sun (for
night and day), the moon (for the appointed times, the “shadows” of things to
come for the body of
Eze 20:34-38: “And I shall bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the lands where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out.
“And I shall bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and shall enter into judgment with you face to face there.
“As I entered
into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the
“And I shall make you pass under the rod, and shall bring you into the bond of the Covenant,
and purge the rebels from among you, and those who transgress against Me.
From the land where they sojourn I bring
them out, but they shall not come into the
Yahusha will be concerned with a single matter at the time of His return:
who will be in the Covenant, and who will not be.
This is what He meant when He spoke about "belief":
Luk 18:7,8: “And shall Elohim not do right by all means to His own chosen ones who are crying out day and night to Him, and being patient over them?
“I say to you that He shall do right to them speedily. But when the Son of Aḏam comes, shall He find the belief on the earth?”
Belief (faith, enumah, or faithfulness) involves acting on what is believed, so it extends to obedience. The “bonds” of the Covenant are what we are to go and teach all nations to obey, because when He spoke the following words, He wasn’t addressing post-Nicene church fathers or Christians, but rather Israelites in the Covenant, who were also Natsarim:
Mat 28:19,20: “Therefore, go and make taught ones of all the nations, immersing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Set-apart Spirit,
teaching them to guard (obey) all that I have commanded you. And see, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Amĕn.
What had Yahusha always taught them to obey? A Rabbi teaches Torah, the Covenant. It is also called “the Word”. Yahusha is the “Living Word” made flesh. Naturally, the Natsarim of today hear His Words, and obey them. We definitely know when the Sabbath arrives. As a body, the Natsarim may determine such things:
which are a shadow of what is to come – for the Body of the Messiah.” (The phrase “for the body of Mashiach” conveys the literal meaning of the Greek Received Text. The shadows (appointed times, moedim) are for Yahusha’s people, His body, Yisrael).
“shadows” of things to come are the “redemption plan”
for His body,
Passover (the Lamb of Elohim, Yahusha)
Matsah (Unleavened Bread, deliverance from bondage of sin)
First-fruits (the resurrection of Yahusha, the “wave offering”)
Shabuoth (Giving of Torah at Sinai, then again at Acts 2, the writing of Torah on the hearts of men, not a “birthday”, but a wedding anniversary for Yahuah & His wife Israel)
Yom Teruah (forerunner of “last Trump”, preparing us for the arrival of Yahusha as our King)
Yom Kaphar (Judgment Day; our names must be inscribed in the Scroll of Life, and this is not possible if we are not in the bonds of His Covenant)
Sukkoth (Pictures the final dwelling of Yahusha among His Covenant people on Earth, forevermore).
Gentiles are all those who choose to remain outside His Covenant. All those who choose to obey His Word (Covenant), He calls
The Covenant is the “relationship” which Christianity seeks, yet it is spurned by false teachers, who replaced true worship with Sun-day, Easter, Christmas, so-called “sacraments”, and various liturgies.
Sacraments and denominations are irrelevant, since the “relationship” we each must have is through His Covenant (the one given at Ex. 20, & Dt. 5).
May Yahusha perfect His Covenant in our hearts, by writing it upon our hearts.
The action of the Spirit of Yahusha writing His Torah upon our hearts is what the “New Covenant” is.
RESTORATION TO THE COVENANT – THE PROPHECY ITSELF:
Jer 30:23 “See, the storm of Yahuah shall go forth in a rage, a whirling storm! It bursts upon the head of the wrong.
Jer 30:24 The burning displeasure of Yahuah shall not turn back until He has done and established the purposes of His heart. In the latter days you shall understand it.”
Jer 31:1 “At that time,” declares Yahuah, “I shall be the Elohim of all the clans of Yisra’ĕl, and they shall be My people.”
Jer 31:2 Thus said Yahuah, “A people escaped from the sword found favour in the wilderness, Yisra’ĕl, when it went to find rest.”
Jer 31:3 Yahuah appeared to me from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I shall draw you with kindness.
Jer 31:4 “I am going to build you again. And you shall be rebuilt, O maiden of Yisra’ĕl! Again you shall take up your tambourines, and go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.
“Again you shall plant vines on the mountains of Shomeron
“For there shall be a day when the
Jer 31:7 For thus said Yahuah, “Sing with gladness for Yaʽaqoḇ, and shout among the chief of the nations. Cry out, give praise, and say, ‘O יהוה, save Your people, the remnant of Yisra’ĕl!’
Jer 31:8 “See, I am bringing them from the land of the north, and shall gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labor, together – a great assembly returning here.
Jer 31:9 “With weeping they shall come, and with their prayers I bring them. I shall make them walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they do not stumble. For I shall be a Father to Yisra’ĕl, and Ephrayim – he is My first-born.
Jer 31:10 “Hear the word of Yahuah, O gentiles, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, ‘He who scattered Yisra’ĕl gathers him, and shall guard him as a shepherd his flock.’
Jer 31:11 “For Yahuah shall ransom Yaʽaqoḇ, and redeem him from the hand of one stronger than he.
Jer 31:12 “And they shall come in and shall sing on the height of Tsiyon, and stream to the goodness of Yahuah, for grain and for new wine and for oil, and for the young of the flock and the herd. And their being shall be like a well-watered garden, and never languish again.
Jer 31:13 “Then shall a maiden rejoice in a dance, and young men and old, together. And I shall turn their mourning to joy, and shall comfort them, and shall make them rejoice from their sorrow,
Jer 31:14 and shall fill the being of the priests with fatness. And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness,” declares Yahuah.
Jer 31:15 Thus said Yahuah, “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing, bitter weeping, Raḥĕl weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.”
Jer 31:16 Thus said יהוה, “Hold back your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work,” declares Yahuah, “and they shall return from the land of the enemy.
Jer 31:17 “And there is expectancy for your latter end,” declares Yahuah, “and your children shall return to their own country.
Jer 31:18 “I have clearly heard Ephrayim lamenting, ‘You have chastised me, and I was chastised, like an untrained calf. Turn me back, and I shall turn back, for You are Yahuah my Elohim.
Jer 31:19 ‘For after my turning back, I repented. And after I was instructed, I struck myself on the thigh. I was ashamed, even humiliated, for I bore the reproach of my youth.’
Jer 31:20 “Is Ephrayim a precious son to Me, a child of delights? For though I spoke against him, I still remembered him. That is why My affections were deeply moved for him. I have great compassion for him,” declares Yahuah.
Jer 31:21 “Set up signposts, make landmarks; set your heart toward the highway, the way in which you went. Turn back, O maiden of Yisra’ĕl, turn back to these cities of yours!
Jer 31:22 “Till when would you turn here and there, O backsliding daughter? For Yahuah has created what is new on earth: a woman encompasses a man!”
Thus said Yahuah of hosts, the Elohim of
Yisrael, “Let them once again say this word in the
Jer 31:24 “And in Yehuḏah and all its cities farmers and those who journey with flocks, shall dwell together.
Jer 31:25 “For I shall fill the weary being, and I shall replenish every grieved being.”
Jer 31:26 At this I awoke and looked around, and my sleep was sweet to me.
Jer 31:27 “See, the days are coming,” declares Yahuah, “that I shall sow the house of Yisrael and the house of Yehuḏah with the seed of man and the seed of beast.
Jer 31:28 “And it shall be, that as I have watched over them to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict, so I shall watch over them to build and to plant,” declares Yahuah.
Jer 31:29 “In those days they shall no longer say, ‘The fathers ate sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are blunted.’
Jer 31:30 “But each one shall die for his own crookedness – whoever eats sour grapes, his teeth shall be blunted.
Jer 31:31* “See, the days are coming,” declares Yahuah, “when I shall make a new (re-newed) covenant with the house of Yisrael and with the house of Yehuḏah,
Jer 31:32* not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares Yahuah.
Jer 31:33* “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’ĕl after those days, declares Yahuah: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.
Jer 31:34 “And no longer shall they teach, each one his neighbor, and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know Yahuah,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares Yahuah. “For I shall forgive their crookedness, and remember their sin no more.”
Jer 31:35 Thus said Yahuah, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the laws of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea, and its waves roar – Yahuah of hosts is His Name:
Jer 31:36 “If these laws vanish from before Me,” declares Yahuah, “then the seed of Yisrael shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.”
Jer 31:37 Thus said Yahuah, “If the heavens above could be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I would also cast off all the seed of Yisrael for all that they have done,” declares Yahuah.
“See, the days are coming,” declares Yahuah,
“that the city shall be built for Yahuah from
Jer 31:39 “And the measuring line shall again extend straight ahead to the hill Garĕḇ, then it shall turn toward Goʽah.
Jer 31:40 “And all the valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the wadi Qiḏron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, is to be set-apart to Yahuah. It shall not be plucked up or thrown down any more forever.”
(*Quoted at Hebrews chapters 8 & 10).
Gen 28:10 And Yaʽaqoḇ went out from Be’ĕrsheḇa and went toward Ḥaran.
Gen 28:11 And he came upon a place and stopped over for the night, for the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep.
Gen 28:12 And he dreamed and saw a ladder set up on the earth, and its top reached to the heavens, and saw messengers of Elohim going up and coming down on it.
Gen 28:13 And Yahuah stood above it and said, “I am Yahuah Elohim of Aḇraham your father and the Elohim of Yitsḥaq. The land on which you are lying, I give it to you and your seed.
Gen 28:14 “And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall break forth to the west and to the east, to the north and the south. And all the clans of the earth shall be blessed in you and in your seed.
Gen 28:15 “And see, I am with you and shall guard you wherever you go, and shall bring you back to this land. For I am not going to leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.”
Gen 28:16 And Yaʽaqoḇ awoke from his sleep and said, “Truly, Yahuah is in this place, and I did not know it.”
THE GREAT TRIBULATION, THEN DELIVERANCE:
Dan 12:1-3: “Now at that time Miḵa’ĕl shall stand up, the great head who is standing over the sons of your people. And there shall be a time of distress, such as never was since there was a nation, until that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book,
and many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth wake up, some to everlasting life, and some to reproaches, everlasting abhorrence.
“And those who have insight shall shine like the brightness of the expanse, and those who lead many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.”
The ultimate question:
Can a person expect to awaken to everlasting life, and yet not be in the Covenant?
appeared to Yaʽaqoḇ
again, when he came from Paddan
And Elohim said to him, “Your name is Yaʽaqoḇ, your name is no longer called Yaʽaqoḇ, but Yisrael is your name.” So He called his name Yisrael.
And Elohim said to him, “I am Ěl Shaddai. Bear fruit and increase, a nation and a company of nations shall be from you, and sovereigns come from your body.”
WHO IS THE COVENANT WITH?
Deu 29:9-15: “Therefore you shall guard the words of this covenant, and do them, so that you prosper in all that you do.
“All of you are standing today before Yahuah our Elohim: your leaders, your tribes, your elders and your officers, all the men of Yisrael,
Deu 29:11 your little ones, your wives, and your sojourner who is in the midst of your camp, from the one who cuts your wood to the one who draws your water,
Deu 29:12 so that you should enter into covenant with Yahuah your Elohim, and into His oath, which Yahuah your Elohim makes with you today,
Deu 29:13 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 Aḇraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqoḇ.
Deu 29:14 “And not with you alone I am making this covenant and this oath,
Deu 29:15 but with him who stands here with us today before Yahuah our Elohim, as well as with him who is not here with us today.”
Eph 3:1-12: “Because of this I, Sha’ul, am the prisoner of Yahusha Messiah on behalf of you Gentiles –
if indeed you have heard of the administration of the favor of Elohim that was given to me for you,
that by revelation was made known to me the secret, as I wrote before briefly.
In reading this, then, you are able to understand my insight into the secret of Messiah,
which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His set-apart emissaries and prophets:
The Gentiles to be co-heirs, united in the same body, and partakers together in the promise in Messiah through the Good News (euaggelion, message; Hebrew, BESORAH).
of which I became a servant according to the gift of the favour of Elohim given to me, according to the working of His power.
To me, the very least of all the set-apart ones, this favour was given, to bring the BESORAH of the unsearchable riches of Messiah among the Gentiles,
and to make all see how this secret is administered, which for ages past has been hidden in Elohim who created all through Yahusha Messiah,
so that now, through the assembly, the many-sided wisdom of Elohim might be known to the principalities and authorities in the heavenlies,
according to the everlasting purpose which He made in Messiah Yahusha our Master,
in whom we have boldness and access, with reliance, through belief in Him.”
“To the Torah and the Testimony! If they do not speak according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them.” YeshaYahu (Is.) 8:20
The Covenant /Marriage Contract (BRITH) Ex 20:1-17
ASERETH HA’DABARIM (10 WORDS) Yahuah’s Covenant, our wedding vows:
“And Elohim spoke all these Words:
Elohim, who brought you out of
You shall have no other elohim before My face.
2. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the Earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, Yahuah your Elohim, am a jealous Elohim, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand [ generations] of those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
3. You shall not cast (NASA, send) the Name of Yahuah your Elohim to ruin(SHOAH, destruction), for Yahuah will not hold anyone guiltless who casts His Name to ruin.
4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it qodesh.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahuah your Elohim.
On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days Yahuah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day.
Therefore Yahuah blessed the Sabbath day and made it qodesh.
5. Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land Yahuah your Elohim is giving you.
6. You shall not murder.
(Two words: LO RATSACH, NO KILL)
7. You shall not adulterate
(Two words: LO NA’APH, NO BREAK WEDLOCK)
8. You shall not steal.
(Two words: LO GANAB, NO STEAL)
9. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
“The secret of Yahuah is with those who fear Him, And He makes His Covenant known to them.” Psa 25:14
TEACHING THE COVENANT TO THE NATIONS
“Therefore, go and make taught ones of all the nations, immersing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Set-apart Spirit,
teaching them to guard all that I have commanded you. And see, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” MattithYahu 28:19,20
the Kohen ha’Gadol,
sent “first” to the lost tribes, the
are also included in His mission through
“I, Yahuah, have called You (Yisrael) in righteousness, and I take hold of Your hand and guard You, and give You for a Covenant to a people, for a Light to the Gentiles,
to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house.
“I am Yahuah, that is My Name, and My esteem I do not give to another, nor My praise to idols.” YeshaYahu (Is.) 42:6-8
Isa 56:2-8: “Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it, guarding the Sabbath lest he profane it, and guarding his hand from doing any evil.
“And let not the son of the foreigner who has joined himself to Yahuah speak, saying, ‘Yahuah has certainly separated me from His people,’ nor let the eunuch say, ‘Look I am a dry tree.’ ”
For thus said Yahuah, “To the eunuchs who guard My Sabbaths, and have chosen what pleases Me, and hold fast to My Covenant:
to them I shall give in My house and within My walls a place and a name better than that of sons and daughters – I give them an everlasting name that is not cut off.
“Also the sons of the foreigner who join themselves to Yahuah, to serve Him, and to love the Name of Yahuah, to be His servants, all who guard the Sabbath, and not profane it, and hold fast to My Covenant –
them I shall bring to My set-apart mountain, and let them rejoice in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their slaughterings are accepted on My altar, for My house is called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”
The Master Yahuah, who gathers the outcasts of Yisrael, declares, “I gather still others to him besides those who are gathered to him.”
Jer 3:14-18: “Return, O backsliding children,” declares Yahuah, “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.
“And I shall give you shepherds according to My heart, and they shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
“And it shall be, when you have increased, and shall bear fruit in the land in those days,” declares Yahuah, “that they no longer say, ‘The ark of the covenant of Yahuah.’ Neither would it come to heart, nor would they remember it, nor would they visit it, nor would it be made again.
“At that time Yerushalayim shall be called the throne of Yahuah, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the Name of Yahuah, to Yerushalayim, and no longer walk after the stubbornness of their evil heart.
“In those days the house of Yahuḏah (Jews) shall go to the house of Yisrael (Yosef; Ephraim, Manasseh, & other tribes), and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.”
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