Genade teenoor die blindes

Genade teenoor die blindes

Dinge is baie meer involved as wat dit voorkom.

Het julle geweet dat die rede hoekom ons nog leef en die hemel en aarde nie lankal vernietig is nie juis is as gevolg van genade? Yeshua en Yahweh doen alles in hulle vermoe om elke liewe mens te red van die tweede dood.

Elke keer wanneer ons lees “gered” moet ons vra “gered van wat?” Jy sien daar is verskeie dinge waarvan jy “gered” kan wees. Jy moet eers daardie antwoord bepaal. Gered van die tweede dood? Gered van die verdrukking? Gered van die toorn? Gered van alledaagse situasies? Gered van wat?

Luk 21:36 se ons moes bid dat ons ALLES sal vryspring wat kom. Daardie “gered” verwys nie na “gered” van die tweede dood nie.

Ons moet so na elke ding kyk en dieper vrae vra sodat ons nie met hoogmoed kennis deel nie en sodoende ander vertrap nie. Ek besef by die dag meer en meer hoe genadig ons Vader is. Onthou net dis die wat gesondig het wat genade nodig het.

Het julle geweet dat selfs die toorn is daar om mense te SMEEK om te bekeer na die Torah en Yahweh se wil.

Tydens die bakke wat uitgegooi word in Openbaring sien ons paar keer staan daar:

“End they repented not…”

Yeshua het nie gekom om die wereld te condemn nie maar om die wereld te red. Red van wat? Red van die tweede dood.

Dis stap 1.

Nou is jy ‘n nuut gebore baba wat melk nodig het en dan moet jy vorder en groei totdat jy uiteindelik vaste kosse kan eet. Daarna moet jy leer kruip gevolg deur loop dan hardloop. Kleuter skool dan laer skool dan senior skool daarna kollege of universiteit ens ens ens…

Geloof is ‘n proses.

Kom ons lei en begelei en moedig ander aan om vorentoe te beweeg in die wedloop van die lewe. Sien die lewe is reeds moeilik genoeg. Los die oordeel aan Yahweh en Yeshua. Hulle weet wat hulle doen. Ons weet nie genoeg om dit in ons hande te neem nie. Ons kwalifiseer nie.

Ek het gaan kyk hoe my broer die eerste keer comrades hardloop en ek het so baie geleer ten opsigte van die geloof. Die Skrif verwys nie verniet na die lewe as ‘n wedloop nie. Om te verstaan wat dit beteken gaan kyk bietjie wat behels ‘n wedloop.

Soos ek hierdie prentjie skets dink aan die geestelike sowel as die vleeslike wedloop.

In die begin is almal excited en vol energie en vol braafheid om die wedloop aan te pak.

Dan begin die opdraandes en draaie  jou bietjie werk en jy kan moontlik krampe begin kry. Onthou nie almal se wedloop is dieselfde nie. Sommiges kan 100km doen en dit laat lyk asof hulle vir Sondag middag uitstappie gaan maar ander sukkel met die basics van die wedloop.

Nie een van hulle het nodig om te hoor hoe moeilik die wedloop is en dat hulle die of dat verkeerd doen nie. Baie keer weet hulle self dat hulle nog baie leer werk het. Die Ruach werk met elkeen en Hy werk met elkeen anders want ons elkeen is uniek.

Soms stop hulle vir ‘n massage van musscles sodat hulle die wedloop verder kan doen. Maar hoe nader hulle kom aan die einde hoe moeiliker word die wedloop.

Dan moet die aanmoediging al sterker word sodat hulle tog dit net betyds oor die wenstreep sal maak om te kwalifiseer vir ‘n prys. Op hierdie stadium sal enige vorm van kritiek hulle in hulle spore laat stop en opgee. Dit wanneer hulle moontlik tog die wedloop sou kon voltooi.

Kanse is dat elkeen van ons gered was in die kerk stelsel. Ons het wel geleer daar. En gegroei. Totdat ons uiteindelik die lig van die Torah gesien het. Dis amazing! 

Maar ander sien nog nie. 

Kom ons moedig hulle aan mense. Kom ons tree in vir hulle en pleit om genade vir hulle dat Yeshua hulle oogsalf sal gee sodat hulle kan sien.

Pleit dat die Ruach vir hulle begrip sal gee want alleen die Ruach kan dit doen. Dit is nie ons doel om dit te doen nie.

Hoeveel keer vas ons vir ander? Dis maklik om klippe te gooi maar stop ons en tree in vir hulle by Yeshua en pleit om genade vir hulle? Vas ons vir hulle?

Kom ons fokus op ons eie verbetering in die Skrif en om ons eie self te kruisig en los maar die oordeel en klippe gooi. Oordeelsdag was nog nie hier nie. En hoe het Yeshua gese? Laat die een wat sonder sonde is die eerste klip gooi. Dis Yeshua. Alleen Yeshua.

Daar is ‘n groot massa mense wat soos vuur heen gered sal wes. Gered van wat? Gered van die tweede dood.

Daarna is dit ons werke en gehoorsaamheid wat sal bepaal watter prys ons kry. Die wat meer geoefen het en meer van hulle self gekruisig het sal beter vaar in die wedloop as iemand wat daardie dag besluit het om die wedloop te begin sonder enige oefening .

Die 10 maagde. Lees mooi. AL 10 is deel van die KONINKRYK van die hemel. Dus is AL 10 gered van die tweede dood. Maar 5 is wys en 5 is dwaas. 

Waar le die verskil? 

Hierdie is ‘n baie diep en groot studie en sal wel later bietjie meer daaroor deel. Maar dink bietjie hieroor.

Kom ons gehoorsaam Yahweh en Yeshua sonder om die genade wat in die bloed van Yeshua is te vergeet.

Tot volgende keer.

Shalom

Mieke

Blessings in Obedience

Lev 26

1  ‘Do not make idols for yourselves, and do not set up a carved image or a pillar for yourselves, and do not place a stone image in your land, to bow down to it. For I am יהוה your Elohim.

2  ‘Guard My Sabbaths and reverence My set-apart place. I am יהוה.

3  ‘If you walk in My laws and guard My commands, and shall do them,

BLESSINGS:

 4  then I shall give you rain in its season, and the land shall yield its crops, and the trees of the field yield their fruit.

5  ‘And your threshing shall last till the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last till the time of sowing. And you shall eat your bread until you have enough, and shall dwell in your land safely.

6  ‘And I shall give peace in the land, and you shall lie down and no one make you afraid. And I shall clear the land of evil beasts, and not let the sword go through your land.

7  ‘And you shall pursue your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you.

8  ‘And five of you shall pursue a hundred, and a hundred of you pursue ten thousand. And your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.

9  ‘And I shall turn to you and make you fruitful, and shall increase you, and shall establish My covenant with you.

10  ‘And you shall eat the old supply, and clear out the old because of the new.

11  ‘And I shall set My Dwelling Place in your midst, and My being shall not reject you.

12  ‘And I shall walk in your midst, and shall be your Elohim, and you shall be My people.

13  ‘I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, from being their slaves. And I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk upright.

IF we walk in Yahweh’s Torah THEN we will receive the promises attached to it by being blessed in obedience.

Next we will see what happens when we DO NOT obey Yahweh’s Torah, His commands.

Until next time.

Shalom

Mieke

“I AM sent you”

Exodus 3

13 And Mosheh said to Elohim, “See, when I come to the children of Yisra’ĕl and say to them, ‘The Elohim of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His Name?’ what shall I say to them?

I have always learned that the Father told Moses that His Name to be given to Israel was “I AM” but recently I realized that this is not what the Father said His Name was.

This did not go unnoticed due to translation issues but rather due to a deliberate replacement of the Father’s Name with “LORD” in modern translations. The Father’s Name appears right through the Scriptures when you read the Hebrew text and should also appear in the modern texts of other languages. Let us look what really happened at Mt Sinai.

14 And Elohim said to Mosheh, “I am that which I am.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘I am has sent me to you.’

Take note that the above statement does NOT say what His Name is. The Father only told Moses what he must say to Israel. Often we need to read the previous or next vers in order to get the context of something.

15 And Elohim said further to Mosheh, “Thus you are to say to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘יהוה Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Aḇraham, the Elohim of Yitsḥaq, and the Elohim of Ya‛aqoḇ, has sent me to you. This is My Name forever, and this is My remembrance to all generations.

Yahweh the Elohim of your Fathers. Yahweh is the Name that the Father gave Moses to give Israel. It is Yahweh which is the Name of the Father FOREVER. Not I am. However this was missed because of translations which replaced the Name with the word “LORD” and because “LORD” is a rank and not a name it was assumed that “I AM” was the Name. However this is not the case.

Let us look at the KJV for an example;

15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

“The Lord God” of your fathers. Gone is the Name of the Father. Let us look at the Hebrew to see whether we can see the Name of the Father in there.

Exo 3v15 KJV

Strong’s reference number H3068 is for the Hebrew יהוה .

 

Exo 3v15 HEBm

 

When I discovered this it felt like I discovered a pot of gold!!! HalleluYah!

Let us look again at what the Father told Moses to say His Name is.

 

Thus you are to say to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘יהוה Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Aḇraham, the Elohim of Yitsḥaq, and the Elohim of Ya‛aqoḇ, has sent me to you. This is My Name forever, and this is My remembrance to all generations.’

 

I pray that this study is a blessing to everyone!

Until next time.

Shalom

Mieke

Yeshua’s Arrest

Matthew 26

46 Rise, let us go. See, he who delivers Me up has come near.

47 And while He was still speaking, see, Yehuḏah, one of the twelve, with a large crowd with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.

48 And he who was delivering Him up gave them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, it is He, seize Him.”

49 And going straight up to יהושע he said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.

50 And יהושע said to him, “Friend, why have you come?” Then they came and laid hands on יהושע and seized Him.

51 And look, one of those with יהושע put out his hand and drew his sword, and striking the servant of the high priest he cut off his ear.

52 Then יהושע said to him, “Return your sword to its place, for all who take the sword shall die by the sword.

53 “Or do you think that I am not able to pray to My Father now, and He shall provide Me with more than twelve legions of messengers?

54 How then would the Scriptures be filled that it has to be this way?

55 In that hour יהושע said to the crowds, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to arrest Me? Daily I sat with you, teaching in the Set-apart Place, and you did not seize Me.

56 But all this came to be, so that the Scriptures of the prophets might be filled. Then all the taught ones left Him and fled.

57 And those who had seized יהושע led Him away to Qayapha the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

The crowd came from the chief priests and elders.

Mark 14

42 Rise up, let us go. See, he who is delivering Me up has drawn near.

43 And immediately, while He was still speaking, Yehuḏah, one of the twelve, with a large crowd with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.

44 And the one who was delivering Him up had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, it is He – seize Him and lead Him away safely.”

45 And coming, going straight up to Him, he said to Him, “Rabbi, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.

46 And they laid their hands on Him and seized Him.

47 And one of those standing by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

48 And יהושע answering, said to them, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take Me?

49 Daily I was with you in the Set-apart Place teaching, and you did not seize Me. But let the Scriptures be filled.

50 And they all left Him and fled.

All Yeshua’s taught ones (disciples) left Him and fled.

Luke 22

47 And while He was still speaking, see: a crowd! And he who was called Yehuḏah, one of the twelve, was going before them and came near to יהושע to kiss Him.

48 And יהושע said to him, “Yehuḏah, do you deliver up the Son of Aḏam with a kiss?”

49 And those around Him, seeing what was about to take place, said to Him, “Master, shall we strike with the sword?”

50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.

51 But יהושע answering, said, “Allow it this far.” And touching his ear He healed him.

52 And יהושע said to those who had come against Him, the chief priests and captains of the Set-apart Place and the elders, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?

53 While I was with you daily in the Set-apart Place, you did not lay hands on Me. But this is your hour and the authority of darkness.

54 And having seized Him, they led Him and brought Him to the house of the high priest. And Kĕpha was following at a distance.

Looking carefully at the differences between these accounts of the arrest of Yeshua we note some key points in the next account.

John 18

Having said these words, יהושע went out with His taught ones beyond the Qiḏron torrent, where there was a garden, into which He and His taught ones entered.

And Yehuḏah, who delivered Him up, also knew the place, because יהושע often met there with His taught ones.

Yehuḏah, then, having received the company of soldiers, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, and torches, and weapons.

יהושע, then, knowing all that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?”

They answered Him, “יהושע of Natsareth.” יהושע said to them, “I am.” And Yehuḏah, who delivered Him up, was also standing with them.

When, therefore, He said to them, “I am,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

Once more He asked them, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “יהושע of Natsareth.”

יהושע answered, “I said to you that I am. If, then, you seek Me, allow these to go,”

in order that the word might be filled which He spoke, “Of those whom You have given Me, I have lost none.”

10 Then Shim‛on Kĕpha, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. And the servant’s name was Meleḵ.

11 Then יהושע said to Kĕpha, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?”

12 Then the company of soldiers and the commander and the officers of the Yehuḏim seized יהושע and bound Him,

13 and they led Him away to Ḥanan first, for he was the father-in-law of Qayapha who was high priest that year.

In John we see quite a few interesting observations.

  • Yeshua communicated with the crowd
  • When Yeshua said “I am” they fell BACKWARD – when you fall when touched by the set apart Spirit then you will fall FORWARD in respect and worship and NOT backward.
  • Yeshua requested that the allow His taught ones (disciples) to leave
  • Shimon Kepha was the one to draw the sword
  • The name of the servant who’s ear was cut off is Melek which means “king” in Hebrew

Next we will see Yeshua’s walk for our salvation.

Until next time.

Shalom

Mieke

Yeshua on the donkey

After Yeshua showed the people that He was the resurrection through the raising of Lazarus, many believed in Him. The next day Yeshua entered into Jerusalem on a donkey and many greeted Him as King. Let us see what happened.

Joh 12

12 On the next day a great crowd who had come to the festival, when they heard that יהושע was coming to Yerushalayim,
13 took the branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and were crying out, “Hoshia-na!
This would be the next day after Lazarus was raised which would make this the 9th day of the First month.
14 And יהושע, having found a young donkey, sat on it, as it has been written:
15 Do not fear, daughter of Tsiyon, see, your Sovereign is coming, sitting on the colt of a donkey.”
16 At first His taught ones did not understand this. But when יהושע was esteemed, then they remembered that this was written about Him and that they had done this to Him.
17 Therefore the crowd, who were with Him when He called El‛azar out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, were bearing witness.
18 On account of this the crowd also met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign.
19 The Pharisees then said among themselves, “You see how you are getting nowhere at all. Look, the world has gone after Him!”
In verse 16 we see that the disciples only realized after the death and resurrection of Yeshua what the full meaning of this event was about.
Let us look at another account.
Matt 21
And when they came near to Yerushalayim, and came to Bĕyth Phaḡi, at the Mount of Olives, then יהושע sent two taught ones,
saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and straightaway you shall find a donkey tied, and a colt with her, loosen them, and bring them to Me.
And if anyone says whatever to you, you shall say, ‘The Master needs them,’ and immediately he shall send them.
And all this took place that it might be filled what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
“Say to the daughter of Tsiyon, ‘See, your Sovereign is coming to you, meek, and sitting on a donkey, even a colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ”
All this happened to fulfill Zech 9:9. In verse 2 we notice something very interesting. Yeshua sent them not only to fetch a donkey but also a colt of a donkey. Yeshua was riding on the colt of a donkey and He took the mother donkey with. Yeshua needed to ride on a donkey which was never used before.
And the taught ones went, and having done as יהושע ordered them,
they brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their garments on them, and He sat on them.
And most of the crowd spread their garments on the way, while others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the way.
And the crowds who went before and those who followed cried out, saying, “Hoshia-na to the Son of Dawiḏ! Blessed is He who is coming in the Name of יהוה! Hoshia-na in the highest!Psa. 118:26
10 And as He entered into Yerushalayim, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?”
11 And the crowds said, “This is יהושע, the prophet from Natsareth of Galil.”
The people were actually proclaiming Yeshua as King. Let us look closer to what the people were singing during this time. Wonder how many realized what they were singing. Take note that the “right hand” as mentioned here refers to Yeshua.
Ps 118
14 Yah is my strength and song, And He has become my deliverance.
15 The voice of rejoicing and deliverance Is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of יהוה is doing mightily.
16 The right hand of יהוה is exalted, The right hand of יהוה acts mightily.
17 Let me not die, but live, And declare the works of Yah.
18 Yah has punished me severely, But did not give me over to death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness; I enter through them, I thank Yah.
20 This is the gate of יהוה, The righteous enter through it.
21 I thank You, For You have answered me, And have become my deliverance.
22 The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner-stone.
23 This was from יהוה, It is marvellous in our eyes.
24 This is the day יהוה has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 I pray, O יהוה, please save us now;
26 Blessed is He who is coming in the Name of יהוה!
27 יהוה is Ěl, and He gave us light; Bind the festival offering With cords to the horns of the slaughter-place.
28 You are my Ěl, and I praise You; You are my Elohim, I exalt You.
29 Give thanks to יהוה, for He is good! For His loving-commitment is everlasting.
Little did they know during this time that this was exactly what Yeshua would do for them but not quite as they expected He would do it.
Next we will look into the betrayal and capturing of Yeshua.
Until next time.
Shalom
Mieke

Yeshua does what He sees the Father do

This study has touched me very deeply and it is my prayer that every believer read this. Everyone should read this but this study is aimed at the believer. Every believer who claims that they have accepted Yeshua as their Savior.

 

Yeshua, I come to You today and I plead with You for mercy. I plead with You for mercy for Your people. The people whom You gave Your life to. I plead with You to open their eyes so that they can see the wonderful works You have done. I plead with You to open their ears so that they can hear the wonderful News You have to share. I plead with You to bring them to life so that that not only see and hear but start DOING too. I plead with You today to soften Your people’s heart so that they may accept You in their hearts so that You can dine with them and they can dine with You. We are a stiff necked people. We are stubborn. We are rebellious. Time is running out. We do not have much time left in which to prepare for Your return. I stand in agreement with Daniel’s prayer.

 

Daniel 9:3-19

3So I set my face toward יהוה the Elohim to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.
4And I prayed to יהוה my Elohim, and made confession, and said, “O יהוה, great and awesome Ěl, guarding the covenant and the loving-commitment to those who love Him, and to those who guard His commands.
5We have sinned and did crookedness, and did wrong and rebelled, to turn aside from Your commands and from Your right-rulings.
6“And we have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your Name to our sovereigns, our heads, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
7“O יהוה, to You is the righteousness, and to us the shame of face, as it is this day – to the men of Yehuḏah, to the inhabitants of Yerushalayim and all Yisra’ĕl, those near and those far off in all the lands to which You have driven them, because of their trespass which they have trespassed against You.
8“O Master, to us is the shame of face, to our sovereigns, to our heads, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against You.
9“To יהוה our Elohim are the compassions and forgivenesses, for we have rebelled against Him.
10“And we have not obeyed the voice of יהוה our Elohim, to walk in His Torot, which He set before us through His servants the prophets.
11“And all Yisra’ĕl have transgressed Your Torah, and turned aside, so as not to obey Your voice. So the curse and the oath written in the Torah of Mosheh the servant of Elohim have been poured out on us, for we have sinned against Him.
12“And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke against us and against our rulers who judged us, by bringing upon us great evil. For under all the heavens there has not been done like what was done to Yerushalayim.
13“As it is written in the Torah of Mosheh, all this evil has come upon us, and we have not entreated the face of יהוה our Elohim, to turn back from our crookednesses, and to study Your truth.
14Hence יהוה has watched over the evil and has brought it upon us. For יהוה our Elohim is righteous in all the works which He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice.
15“And now, O יהוה our Elohim, who brought Your people out of the land of Mitsrayim with a strong hand, and made Yourself a Name, as it is this day – we have sinned, we have done wrong!
16“O יהוה, according to all Your righteousness, I pray, let Your displeasure and Your wrath be turned away from Your city Yerushalayim, Your set-apart mountain. For, because of our sins, and because of the crookednesses of our fathers, Yerushalayim and Your people have become a reproach to all those around us.
17“And now, our Elohim, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for the sake of יהוה cause Your face to shine on Your set-apart place, which is laid waste.
18“O my Elohim, incline Your ear and hear. Open Your eyes and see our wastes, and the city which is called by Your Name. For we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great compassions.
19O יהוה, hear! O יהוה, forgive! O יהוה, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my Elohim, for Your city and Your people are called by Your Name.

This prayer of Daniel may seem old but just after this prayer Daniel was given a prophetic message for the Last Days. This prayer was not only for that time but for this time too as I am hoping everyone will soon see.

Every believer will tell you that they want to do the Father’s will. What does Yeshua say about the Father’s will?

Therefore יהושע responded and said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son is able to do none at all by Himself, but only that which He sees the Father doing, because whatever He does, the Son also likewise does. Joh 5:19

Yeshua will NEVER go against the Father. Please remember this as we continue. Yeshua did not come to change what the Father did but to show HOW the Father wanted it done.

See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, when you obey the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I command you today; and the curse, if you do not obey the commands of יהוה your Elohim, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other mighty ones which you have not known. Deu 11:26-28
Let us look at these blessings and curses and see if we can find any in our own lives today. Is the Father talking to us? Is He pleading for our attention? Are we listening? Are we rebelling? Let us read carefully through the following verses and see what we can recognize from our own lives. As a country. As a nation. As a family. As an individual.
BLESSINGS
Lev 26
1‘Do not make idols for yourselves, and do not set up a carved image or a pillar for yourselves, and do not place a stone image in your land, to bow down to it. For I am יהוה your Elohim.
2‘Guard My Sabbaths and reverence My set-apart place. I am יהוה.
3If you walk in My laws and guard My commands, and shall do them,
4then I shall give you rain in its season, and the land shall yield its crops, and the trees of the field yield their fruit.
5‘And your threshing shall last till the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last till the time of sowing. And you shall eat your bread until you have enough, and shall dwell in your land safely.
6‘And I shall give peace in the land, and you shall lie down and no one make you afraid. And I shall clear the land of evil beasts, and not let the sword go through your land.
7‘And you shall pursue your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you.
8‘And five of you shall pursue a hundred, and a hundred of you pursue ten thousand. And your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.
9‘And I shall turn to you and make you fruitful, and shall increase you, and shall establish My covenant with you.
10‘And you shall eat the old supply, and clear out the old because of the new.
11‘And I shall set My Dwelling Place in your midst, and My being shall not reject you.
12‘And I shall walk in your midst, and shall be your Elohim, and you shall be My people.
13‘I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, from being their slaves. And I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk upright.
  • Rain in its season
  • Land shall yield crops
  • Trees yield their fruit
  • The crops shall last
  • Dwell SAFELY
  • No evil beasts
  • Shall be fruitful and have children
  • Shall not be slaves
Pause here for a minute and look carefully at these blessings. Are you experiencing these blessings? Why not? IF we are in the Father’s will then these are PROMISES to us. Therefore either the Father is not delivering His promises OR we are not qualifying for these blessings.
Now let us look at the curses.
CURSES
14‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not do all these commands,
15and if you reject My laws, or if your being loathes My right-rulings, so that you do not do all My commands, but break My covenant,
16I also do this to you: And I shall appoint sudden alarm over you, wasting disease and inflammation, destroying the eyes, and consuming the life. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17‘And I shall set My face against you, and you shall be smitten before your enemies. And those who hate you shall rule over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.
  • Sudden alarm over you
  • Disease and Inflammation
  • Destroying the eyes
  • Consuming the life
  • Sow in vain for the enemies shall eat it
Pause here for a bit and think carefully on this. How many illnesses are there currently in this world? Death? Theft?
18‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I shall punish you seven times more for your sins.
19‘And I shall break the pride of your power, and shall make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.
20‘And your strength shall be spent in vain and your land not yield its crops, nor the trees of the land yield their fruit.

If the first curses does not draw us back to the Father’s will look what will follow. Seven times more?

  • Shall break your pride
  • Heavens like iron: no rain?
  • Earth like bronze: drought?
  • Your strength shall be spent in vain: work with low income?
  • Land not yield its crops
  • Trees not yield its fruit
Can we see any of these in our lives today? What happens when we still refuse to listen?
21And if you walk contrary to Me, and refuse to obey Me, I shall bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins,
22and send wild beasts among you, which shall bereave you of your children. And I shall cut off your livestock, and make you few in number, and your highways shall be deserted.
  • Send wild beasts among you
  • Cut off your livestock
  • Make you few in number
  • Highways shall be deserted
Can we see these in our lives today?
23And if you are not instructed by Me by these, but walk contrary to Me,
24then I also shall walk contrary to you, and I Myself shall strike you seven times for your sins.
25‘And I shall bring against you a sword executing the vengeance of My covenant, and you shall gather together in your cities, and I shall send pestilence among you, and you shall be given into the hand of the enemy.
26‘When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back to you your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.
  • Bring against you a sword executing the vengeance of My covenant
  • Gather together in your cities
  • Pestilence
  • Given into the land of your enemy
  • Cut off your supply of bread
  • Shall eat and not be satisfied
Any of these in our lives today?
27‘And if in spite of this, you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me,
28then I shall walk contrary to you in wrath. And I Myself shall punish you seven times for your sins.
29‘And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and eat the flesh of your daughters.
30‘And I shall destroy your high places, and cut down your sun-pillars, and put your carcasses on the carcasses of your idols. And My being shall loathe you.
31‘And I shall turn your cities into ruins and lay your set-apart places waste, and not smell your sweet fragrances.
32‘And I shall lay the land waste, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it.
33‘And I shall scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you. And your land shall be desert and your cities ruins,
34and the land enjoy its Sabbaths as long as it lies waste and you are in your enemies’ land. Then the land would rest and enjoy its Sabbaths.
35‘As long as it lies waste it rests, for the time it did not rest on your Sabbaths when you dwelt in it.

I am hoping that we do not reach this level and that we will start paying attention and repenting and turning back to the Father’s will BEFORE we reach this point.

  • Shall eat the flesh of your sons
  • Shall eat the flesh of your daughters
  • Shall destroy your high places: Towers?
  • Cut down your sun-pillars: Obelisks?
  • Your carcass with the idols
  • Shall ruin your cities
  • Land shall lay waste
  • Scatter you among the nations
  • Draw a sword after you
  • Place you in your enemies land

Can we see any of these? Hopefully not.

36And as for those of you who are left, I shall send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies, and the sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee. And they shall flee as though retreating from a sword, and they shall fall when no one pursues.
37‘And they shall stumble over one another, as from before a sword, when no one pursues. And you shall be unable to stand before your enemies.
38‘And you shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up,
39and those of you who are left rot away in their crookedness in your enemies’ lands, and also in their fathers’ crookednesses rot away with them.
There is ALWAYS hope. There is ALWAYS mercy. This is exactly why all these things come upon us to hopefully wake us up so that we can turn back and repent and start doing the Father’s will again. Let us see this in the next few verses.
40But if they confess their crookedness and the crookedness of their fathers, with their trespass in which they trespassed against Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me,
41and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies – if their uncircumcised heart is then humbled, and they accept the punishment of their crookedness,
42then I shall remember My covenant with Ya‛aqoḇ, and also My covenant with Yitsḥaq, and also remember My covenant with Aḇraham, and remember the land.
43‘For the land was abandoned by them, and enjoying its Sabbaths while lying waste without them, and they were paying for their crookedness, because they rejected My right-rulings and because their being loathed My laws.
44‘And yet for all this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I shall not reject them, nor shall I loathe them so as to destroy them and break My covenant with them. For I am יהוה their Elohim.
45Then I shall remember for their sake the covenant of the ancestors whom I brought out of the land of Mitsrayim before the eyes of the nations to be their Elohim. I am יהוה.’ ”
46These are the laws and the right-rulings and the TorotTorot – plural of Torah – teaching.which יהוה made between Himself and the children of Yisra’ĕl on Mount Sinai by the hand of Mosheh.
Before I finish this study I would like to look at one more Scripture. I would recommend reading this whole chapter but I will use only one more verse.
Deu 28
32“Your sons and your daughters are given to another people, and your eyes look and fail for them all day long, and your hand powerless.
This verse is also a judgement because of disobedience in Torah. Can we see this in our lives? Do have families moving across the globe running from something or after something. From danger or towards mammon?
Therefore יהושע responded and said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son is able to do none at all by Himself, but only that which He sees the Father doing, because whatever He does, the Son also likewise does. Joh 5:19
Many send out messages to call upon a day of prayer. Prayer is good. However how many send out a message with a call to repentance? Prayer on its own is NOT enough, we need to repent first then pray for mercy.
He who turns away his ear from hearing the Torah, Even his prayer is an abomination. Prov 28:9
Yeshua does what He sees the Father do. Should we not do the same?
Until next time.

Shalom

Mieke