What began in Oslo as "Gaza and Jericho first" today threatens the very existence of Israel by creating a parallel Palestinian state from Dimona and Beer Sheva in the south up to Afula and Beit Shean in the north, running along the coastal cities – including Tel Aviv and its suburbs.
European parliamentarians, one after another, recognize a Palestinian state, despite the fact that they have no way of ensuring that this country will not be run by a terrorist organization – Hamas . This would not have come to passhad Israelis not supported the "legitimacy" of the Palestinian narrative" because the Europeans say to themselves: If the Israelis, the Zionists, adopt the idea of a Palestinian state for the Palestinian people, why do we have to be more extreme than they?
This is how the "Palestinian narrative" was adopted and established a terror state on the hills of Judea and Samaria, the cradle the people of Israel in biblical times and its natural milieu today.
The state of Israel will eventually be reduced to the coastal plain, the area that was conquered by the Philistines, invaders from the Greek Isles. That is how the goddess of history laughs at those who do not learn about themselves from history, that is how she avenges the sins they commit against themselves… We are on our way to a terrible war with a terrorist entity that the world is establishing against us.
In Tehilim (Psalms) 127, a pilgrim song of Solomon, every Jewish reader is being faced with an important principle:
If יהוה is not building the house, they labor in vain that build it;
if יהוה is not garding the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
Evidence for that view is being delivered every day, and in recent months even increasingly.
Since the third galoeth began with the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in AD 70, many Jews in 1948 - with the proclamation of the State of Israel – had the feeling finally having come "home" into their own country, in the good old Eretz Yisrael, and there - after long and painful wanderings - finally to be safe.
But the opposite is actually true: Now, since more than 67 years have passed, it is more dangerous than ever to stay in that old homeland.
What's wrong? Lots of things!
Certainly, in many passages of Scripture the restoration of God's people Israel (Jacob) in their own country is announced. The oldest we find in Devarim (Deuteronomy) 30.
After Elohim in the preceding chapters had announced repeatedly that Israel would face severe hardship in the Diaspora, his representative Mosjeh fortunately can also provide a comforting announcement:
And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt bethink thyself among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, and shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and hearken to His voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul; that then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the peoples, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. If any of thine that are dispersed be in the uttermost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will He fetch thee. And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and He will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. And the LORD thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,that thou mayest live. And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, that persecuted thee
What a superb prophetical promise, where one can consider moreover that אֱלוֹהִים יהוה then proved already to be completely familiar with the entire historical development of his people Israel, his Wife-Congregation, even before the Israelites could have put one foot in the Land of Promise. Already then JHWH knew - it turned out much later - that he would expel his ‘Wife’ to all nations, but also that afterwards he would gather her again.
But for a sincere observer surely one thing should be very clear: To date, the fulfillment of this promise did not come. אֱלוֹהִים יהוה has certainly not brought back his people to the dear country. And surely, the Jews as a people have not taken at heart all these things: the blessing and the curse which I set before you.
What has taken place since 1948 was all just human initiative. The State of Israel operates on a democratic basis. Theocratic government is absolutely out of the question!
The State - a collection of political parties that constantly disagree with each other – proves more than ever to be a mockery of the Most High Himself if really He would be responsible!
At Sinai אֱלוֹהִים יהוה entered into a marriage relationship with his Exodus Nation,
In Ezekiel 16 He himself looked back on that wonderful development:
Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying: ‘Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, and say: Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem: Thine origin and thy nativity is of the land of the Canaanite; the Amorite was thy father, and thy mother was a Hittite. And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water for cleansing; thou was not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. No eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field in the loathsomeness of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.
In the book of Hosea that disloyal attitude of Israel towards her divine Spouse is aptly portrayed in the marriage that Hosea had to enter with Gomer; into a wife of fornication and children of fornication, which portrayed Israel - by whoring herself - would turn away from following her Husband YHWH.
In Hosea 2:2-13, God's indictment against Israel is formulated in detail. In verse 2 we read: Against your mother, bring charges. For she is not my wife, and I am not her husband. Let her take away the signs of the fornication of her face and put away the signs of the adultery between her breasts.
With the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple in 70 AD YHWH Elohim demonstrated that his Wife Nation would be provisionally Not-My-People. Since then, she has remained in the position of No-Mercy.
All this also means that the prophecy in Hosea 3:4-5 is still waiting for fulfillment:
For the sons of Israel will be many days live without king and without prince, and without sacrifice and without pillar and without ephod and teraphim. Thereafter will return the sons of Israel, and look for YHWH their God, and David their king; and they will come trembling to YHWH and to his goodness in the last days.
The state Lo-Ammi and Lo-Ruchamah will therefore come to an end and that time is not far off on the horizon! Recovery is in sight: אֱלוֹהִים יהוה will take back his Wife Nation, just as Hosea in a very compassionate way took back adulterous Gomer by redemption. Having said אֱלוֹהִים יהוה to Hosea Go again, love a woman who is loved by a companion and commits adultery, we read that Hosea proceeded to the following action: Then I bought her to me for 15 pieces of silver and 1 1/2 homer size barley.
See: Hosea 3:1-2 .
But in real terms that means that a whole new scheme should be made for that transaction. There can be no recovery by redemption based on the Old (legislative) Covenant, God's original marriage covenant with Israel.
However, the good news is that YHWH Elohim that new regime long ago has provided. He let Jeremiah predict that a New Covenant with his people would be concluded:
Look! There are days coming, assurance of YHWH, and I will conclude with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah a new covenant; not one like the covenant that I have concluded with their forefathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, and I had them as a husband (Jer 31).
Very understandable, of course, but in that respect God's people still has to take a great spiritual step for attaining the knowledge of the truth that a pious Jew in the first century, around the year 60 AD, already penned:
Because the law - having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very substance of the facts themselves - is never capable with the same sacrifices which are continually offered year after year, to bring those who draw near to perfection. Would otherwise the[sacrifices] not have ceased being offered, because those rendering that service to God - once cleansed forever - no consciousness of sins would have anymore? On the contrary, in those [sacrifices] there is an annual reminder of sins. Because it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
That legitimate observation is exactly the critical point for Israel: The New Covenant, to come into force, needs a more excellent sacrifice than a bull or buck!
The possible establishment of a Third Temple, something many Jewish people so eagerly long for - a temple where again animals are sacrificed - will therefore not bring any benefit to any Jew!
On the contrary, in Isaiah 66:1-5 YHWH Elohim has revealed already previously his displeasure over such an enterprise:
See: Ruth 4
Let us therefore consider the New Marriage-Covenant more closely. According to Jeremiah 31:31-34 we read:
● I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts.
That promise is also given in Ezekiel, but with the additional statement that Israel - by the action of God's spirit - will be taken out of her callous attitude:
Then I will give you a new heart and a new spirit within you. I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit within you. I will make you to walk in my judgments, and that you observe my statutes, and keep them.
You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, you will be a people for me and I will be a God for you.
● They will all know me, from the least to the greatest of them.
If we remind Hosea, where (chapter 2) Israel's deliverance was announced by means of repurchase, we may conclude that there already, in just those terms, was hinted to that New Covenant Marriage:
I will take you forever to my bride: Yes, I take you to be my bride in righteousness and in justice, in kindness and mercy. In faith, I will take you to me as a bride, and you will know YHWH.
Why can YHWH Elohim in that time deal thus with his people? And not earlier?
In Genesis 22 a glimpse was already provided of that superior sacrifice that really can cover sin. The Jew we quoted earlier regarding the inadequacy of animal sacrifices, he wrote in the First century to fellow Jews also the following:
It's not too difficult to recognize in it the image of what YHWH Elohim Himself actually did in the First century. As it is written:
We know that Isaac was saved from the altar. God's provision in a ram took his place (verse 13), a symbol for the substitutionary death of the Son of the Greater Abraham. For Isaac, however, that experience was 'in type' as a resurrection from the dead.
And now we read here as if Abraham returned alone to the two servants. The type leaves Isaac behind on the mountain! For the watching servants it was as if he was no more! When God's own Son on the third day rose from the dead, he appeared to have disappeared; invisible to the human eye.
Compare verse 4 of Genesis 22: Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, he saw [Mount Moriah].
Perhaps it is thus understandable for the Jewish reader why YHWH Elohim in the year 70 AD allowed the Roman army to destroy forever the temple sanctuary in Jerusalem.
Yes, forever! Because it is evident from the fact that YHWH allowed Islam to build their own shrine on the Temple Mount, an action which has prevented until now zealous Jews to erect a Third temple to revive the ancient sacrificial cult.
However, we referred already to Isaiah 66:1-5 for God's vision thereabouts.
See the study: Melchizedek in Hebrews
23 So give heed to the case and have understanding of the vision.
24 Seventy sevens have been decreed concerning your people and your holy city
to put an end to the transgression
and to seal up sins
and to make atonement for iniquity
and to introduce righteousness of centuries
and to imprint a seal upon vision and prophecy
and to anoint a most holy place
25 Know then and have the insight: From word going out to
restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah Prince
7 sevens and 62 sevens
She will be built again, public square and moat
but in troublous times
26 And after the 62 sevens Messiah will be cut off
and nothing for him
And the people of the prince who shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary and his end in flood
and till the end war, desolations are decided
27 And to many, he will assert force a covenant one seven
And at the half of the seven he will cause to cease
sacrifice and gift offering
And on wing of abominations a destroyer
and until consummation that what is decided will be poured
upon the destroyer
173880 : 365,2422 = 476,07 ordinary years, or 476 years and 25 days.
Certainly, on Nisan 14, Friday, April 3, 33 AD, he died on a stauros, Greek for torture stake. A few days earlier, on Sunday, Nisan 9, he had made his triumphant royal entry in Jerusalem. But he already knew, partly on the basis of Daniel's prophecy, that shocking events were in store immediately.
During the enry, descending the Mount of Olives, he spoke these prophetic words:
If you, even you, this day had discerned the things having to do with peace - however, they are now hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you, and your enemies will raise a palisade against you and encircle you and distress you from all sides; and they will you and your children within you crashing to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another; because you did not distinguish the time you were visited.
He knows exactly what will take place at the end of the 69th Week:
and nothing for him
And the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
In the person of his Son Elohim YHWH is looking in favor to them, but that important fact is not distinguished by them. On the contrary, only a few days and then the current euphoria will turn and the people, at the insistence of the religious elite, will demand the death of the Messiah.
He will be cut off, without even receiving anything what could be expected on the ground of his royal entry: the scepter that would not give way from Judah; the installation as God’s king in Zion, his holy mountain; the obedience of the nations (Genesis 49:10; Psalm 2:6, 8; 45:6 ; Dn 7:13-14).
Also, that generation would still experience the second destruction of Jerusalem with its temple by the Roman legions, which they did indeed in 70 AD.
According to Daniel 9:27, we read:
And at the half of the seven he will cause to cease sacrifice and gift offering. And on wing of abominations a destroyer and until consummation that what is decided will be poured upon the destroyer.
Why can we assure that so confidently?
The answer is: Because the things that are announced for that Week still have not manifested. After the 69th week, there is clearly an interval, or a "gap" as it is called in English.
Anyway, in that "gap" the disastrous events that in verse 26 were announced occurred in the First century:
And the people of [the] prince who shall come will destroy the city and the sanctuary ...
Not the monarch himself, because he was yet to come; but "the people" of the future monarch. And that is the first mention of the arrival of the Pseudomasjiach in this prophecy. He will cause to return to the political scene of this world the Roman world power, the antitypical Edom. In what way?
Also Daniel 12: 1 > At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands for the children of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never occurred since there was a nation even to that same time. But at that time your people will escape.
Also verse 7 of that chapter makes mention of that 3½-year tribulation:
When I heard the man that was clothed in linen and stood above the water of the river, swear by him who lives forever, raising his right hand and his left hand raised to heaven: A time, times and half a time; and when there is an end to the shattering of the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
Most commentators believe that there is a closer look at the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 and that is alluded to the full end of the city and the Jewish nation.
The conclusion is - and quite important - that in the Year Weeks Prophecy never is hinted at the final end of the city of Jerusalem. How would that even be possible if we discern that Jerusalem - apparently as the earthly prototype of a heavenly Jerusalem - occupies such a prominent place in Israel's restoration prophecies. Among other things, see Isaiah 2:1-6 .
The future role of Jerusalem as described in the apocalyptic book of Zechariah, is also worth mentioning. See especially Zechariah 1:14 till 3:10 and the chapters 8, 9 and 12, 13 and 14.
We earlier saw that the Messiah himself referred to the Year Weeks Prophecy in his public education during his last stay in Jerusalem.
But his reference to the city was not confined to the announcement that his generation would yet see the downfall of the city and temple. He also gave hope for a certain restoration.
In that context, he used in a unique way the expression the Times of the Gentiles. After the deportation of the people into all nations, Jerusalem would not disappear, but rather remain in a state of trampling by those nations. But that 'Times of the nations "would end at some point, or will be fulfilled.
Partly on the basis of the prophecy of the Year Weeks he could announce the following:
Why not? Again according to the Book of Daniel.
Answer: In chapter 4 of that Bible book in fact both the duration and the characteristics of the Gentile times were depicted, namely in the situation in which King Nebuchadnezzar was in a beastly state.
However, before we continue with Daniel still some observations on the first prophetic statement in the Bible concerning the ‘seed’ of the Woman that later turned out to be Israel, the Woman that became YHWH Elohim’s dear Wife Congregation.
As we all know, in Gan Eden developed this 'conversation':
Elohim : Who told you that you were naked? Did you sometimes eat from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?
Man : The woman you gave me to be with me, she gave me from the tree and so I ate.
Elohim [but now the woman]: What is this you have done?
Woman : The Serpent – it deceived me and so I ate.
[To the serpent]: Because you did this, you are cursed among all animals and among all the wild beasts of the field. Upon thy belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. He will bruise you in the head and you will bruise him in the heel.
[To the woman]: I shall geatly increase the pain of your pregnancy; in birth pangs you will bring forth children, and your craving will be for your husband, and he will dominate you.
[To Adam]: Because you listened to your wife's voice and went to eat from the tree concerning which I gave you the command: You must not eat from it, is the ground for your sake cursed. With pain you will eat its produce all the days of your life. And thorns and thistles it will produce, and you must eat the vegetation of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust and to dust you will return.
See: Genesis 3:8-21
Probably we have read this record of God's action in Eden always with the thought of punishment for the offenders, and it's true: that certainly applies to the Serpent, alias the Satan. Elohim cursed that spirit son of him and announced his utter ruin: Crushed in the head by the Seed of the 'Woman', the Son of God.
In the famous Messianic Psalm 110 all these things were announced far in advance prophetically:
4 YHWH has sworn and he will feel no regret: "You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek."5 The Lord at your right hand will certainly crush kings on the day of his wrath.6 He will execute judgment among the nations and cause a fullness of dead bodies; he will break to pieces the head of a populous land.
To clothe them with skins required obviously the shedding of blood; In this case indeed the blood of animals, but thus was still set a precedent by YHWH Elohim: Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness (like the before mentioned pious Jew in the First century wrote to fellow Jews).
By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice of more value than Cain, through which he received testimony that he was righteous, God bearing witness concerning his gifts; and therefore he speaks even after he died (Hebrews 11).
And the man [Adam] also responded in grateful response to the fact that God was gracious to him and his wife:
After this Adam called his wife's name Eve [ Living ], because she would become the mother of everyone living.
The indication for this assumption is evident from the fact that he proceeded to alter his wife's name. Initially her name was not Eve. When she was taken out of his feminine side, Adam had called her Isjsjaah, Woman, but literally: From Man (Genesis 2:23).
13 Behold! My servant will act with insight. He will be in high station and will certainly be very lofty and exalted.14 To the extent that many were rigid with horror about him - so much was the disfigurement regarding his appearance more than that of any other man, and with respect to his stately form more than the sons of men -
15 he will likewise startle many nations. To him kings will shut their mouth, because what had not been recovered, they will actually see, and what they heard not, they should focus their attention.
God's servant Yeshua will indeed hold a high position.
In the Book of Daniel that glorious fact was announced in many places. Best known is Dn 7:7-14, where the Prophet made us partakers of his night visions:
And I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful, terrifying and amazing strong; it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and what remained stamped the residue with its feet; and this beast was different from all previous ones, and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little, and three of the first horns were uprooted before; and behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes and a mouth speaking great things ... I saw in the night visions, andbehold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man. He came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him; and to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom is one that is incorruptible.(KJV)
He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, yes, as someone for whom men hide their face; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. However, our diseases he has undertaken, and he carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, being crushed for our iniquities; the chastisement meant for our peace was upon him; and because of his stripes we are healed. We all, like sheep, we have turned every one to his own way, but YHWH has the iniquity of us all come down upon him. He was mistreated and he was letting himself be afflicted, and he did not open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he he did not open his mouth.(Isaiah 53:5-7).
One of Yeshua's disciples, as an eyewitness, gave a report of the crushing and deformation of the Messiah:
Then Pilate took Yeshua and scourged him. And the soldiers braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they brought him a purple robe around, and said, Hail, King of the Jews! And they gave him blows on the face.
Pilate came out again and said to them: Behold, I bring him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in him. Yeshua came out with the crown of thorns and the purple robe on. And Pilate said to them, Behold the man! However, when the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out: Impale [him], impale [him]!
Yeshua answered, You would have no power at all against me, if it were not given you from above; therefore he that delivered me to you has greater sin.
From then on, Pilate tried to release him, but the Jews cried out: If you release this, you are not Caesar's friend; everyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar. When Pilate heard these words, he brought Yeshua outside and sat down on the judgment seat, in the place that is called the Pavement, but in Hebrew Gabbatha.
And it was the preparation of the Passover, about the sixth hour; and he said to the Jews, Behold your King! But they cried ! Away, away, on the pole with him. Pilate said to them, Should I hang your king to a pole? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.Then he handed him over to them to be impaled. And they took Yeshua, and led him away.(John 19)
But in reality Yeshua, as Ebed YHWH, died substitute, just as was prophesied far in advance in the closing verses of Isaiah 53 :
But it pleased YHWH to bruise him; He made him sick. If his soul will have made an offering for sin, he shall see seed; he shall prolong his days; the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. For he shall see of the travail of his soul. Because of his knowledge, the Righteous One, My Servant will bring a righteous standing to many people, for he himself shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will make him much imparting, and empower he will divide spoil, because he poured out his soul even in death and under the offenders he was counted, because he bore the sins of many and proceeded to intercede for the transgressors.
The fear of Mordechai Kedar is not incorrect, the State of Israel [almost] had its day !
See the Introduction, as well as this link. And primarly that has nothing to do with the threat of appearing a parallel Palestinian State, but rather with the intention of YHWH Elohim - his divine plan - that in many places in the Tanakh is brought under our attention, but was very clearly stated in Daniel 2:44-45 >>
Therefore in the end times is has to disappear - together with all other forms of human domination - to make way for a restored theocratic kingdom of David.
Now, since the catastrophe of 70 AD, no less than 1945 years have passed by and the confidence that Israel is destined to act as a kingdom of priests to become a blessing to all the nations, the Gojim, seems almost entirely lost.
Ezekiel would recommend us: Melt that stony heart.
And I will give you a new heart and a new spirit within you. I will take away the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And my spirit I shall put inside you.
In Romans, chapter 9, the famous Saul of the tribe of Benjamin wrote about the Jewish situation as it was developing in his own days:
For I do not want, brothers, that you are ignorant of this mystery - so that you are not discreet in your own eyes - that a hardening in part happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
And so all Israel [the said Israel of God, heavenly and earthly] shall be saved, as it is written: The deliverer will come from Zion, he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob. And this will be my covenant with them, when I shall take away their sins.
They will go around the country, heavily distressed and hungry; and if they are hungry, they will be angry, and curse their king and their God; and they will stare upwards and will respect the earth, and find nothing than distress and obscurity; the gloom of anguish, and outspread thick darkness.
For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.
The prophet Daniel described (in Dn 12) the turn of events as follows:
And from the time that the daily sacrifice has been removed and the disgusting thing that causes desolation was set up, there will be a thousand two hundred ninety days.
He will even speak words against the Most High and the saints of the Supreme Being he will harass continually. He will intend to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times and half a time.
Answer: to bring together all members - Jews and Gentiles [Gojim] – those who are called within God’s purpose to belong one to another congregation, namely the congregational Body of Mashiach Yeshua himself; a congregation that - in the books of the New Covenant – usually is referred to as Yeshua's Body of which he is the Head.
I am YHWH, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your seed. Your seed shall be as the dust of the earth; you'll certainly expand to west and to the east and to the north and to the south. And in you and in your seed all the families of the earth will be blessed.
But out of which source extract people - even those who serve in a capacity of priests - the supernatural ability to heal a dying humanity, raising it to an Eden-like perfection. Not only seems this a good question, but also a very valid one (!)
Once, when he was surrounded by a crowd, a woman who suffered for 12 years from a severe haemorrhage, availed herself of that opportunity to come unseen close to him to touch his garment, in the hope of recovery. On the basis of all the things she had heard about Yeshua, she concludud: If I touch something of his garment, I will be cured.
For a woman that was an outrageous act, especially in view of her impure state according to the Law ( Lv 15:25 ). In that situation, she had to avoid contact with anyone, because she might transfer her uncleanness to others. But in faith she went out through the crowd and managed to reach the Messiah and touch him. And she was confirmed in her faith: Immediately the fountain of her blood dried up; she was healed.
At the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered the sin offering will be slaughtered before YHWH. It is most holy… Anyone who touches its flesh will become holy.
In Luke 8: 45-48 we read what then happened:
Yeshua said: Who is it that touched me? And when all denied, Peter said: Master, the multitudes are hemming you in and pressing you at all sides. But Yeshua said, Somebody hath touched me, because I myself have noticed that power went out of me. And when the woman saw that she had not gone unnoticed, she came trembling [approaching], and him falling down she told before all the people for what cause she had touched him and how she was healed at the same time. He said to her, Daughter, your faith has saved you; go in peace.
Many in the crowd, as a result of the pushing, came in touch with Jesus but without any beneficial result for them. However, touched by the woman who acted in faith, produced an immediate effect.
Since she could not stay in anonymity this woman felt obliged to lay bare her situation; for her a source of shame.
Note that the healing of the woman and the raising of the daughter of Jairus both were miracles that should be placed within End-time perspectives, when there wil be an awakening for a seemingly dead national Israel. The grant 'double' 12 years seem to support that view additionally. It's actually one story with two aspects.
Because only with supernatural aid from heaven the earthly congrgation can indeed be a blessing for the nations. It is therefore not an earthly, but a heavenly congregation. It’s true, the members of that congregation are being "called" while being in a human position, but by a heavenly resurrection they will in due course be in the heavenly realms together with their Head, Messiah Yeshua, united into one body. The before cited Saul under divine inspiration described that destination in Ephesians 1: 3-10 :
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua Messiah, who blessed us in all spiritual blessings in the heavenly regions in [the] Messiah, as he chose us in him before [the] founding of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before his face. In love he destined us in advance to sonship for himself, through Yeshua Messiah, to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his loving grace, with which he favored us in the Beloved. In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his loving grace, which he towards us was abundant in all wisdom and insight. He made us namely known the mystery of his will for his good pleasure that he purposed in him, for a house administration of the fulness of times, for bringing together under one head all the things in the Messiah; the things concerning the heavens and the things on the earth, in him in whom also we were made to heirs predestined to [the] purpose of him [Elohim] who creates all things after the counsel of his will.
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Actually, Jewish people - those who entirely are focused on YHWH Elohim and his arrangement aimed to save humanity - should be the foremost to distinguish that besides the (own) earthly congregation, also a heavenly one would be brought into existence. Why So?
Because the truths thereabouts already could be distinguished in the way the original Tabernacle Scheme functioned. By that service ‘shadows’ of the substance [the reality] were pictured in advance.
Because in the Courtyard both the priests, the sons of Aaron, and their priestly assistants, the Levites, performed their regular services. And within that vicinity all were visible to everyone.
But only the priests went inside the actual Sanctuary.
In that Section, the Holy One , they were not visible to others, and moreover - most importantly – there they performed their service in a heavenly atmosphere, a supernatural entourage. For they were surrounded on all sides by heavenly figures, images of cherubim:
The Tabernacle you should make of ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, purple, red and scarlet wool. With cherubim on it, work of an embroiderer, you will make them (Exodus 26: 1).
More about that later, because first of all it is necessary to clear up a big misunderstanding. Really, a very big misunderstanding: THE HEAVENLY CONGREGATION – Mashiach’s Body - HAS NOTHING BUT ALSO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CHURCH.
That church systems, of which the Roman Catholic Church (the Vatican), the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Protestant systems are the most prominent, have proved to be only a mockery. And through the centuries have brought about mountains of grief especially for the Jewish people in their diaspora situation. Christendom is a malformation, a caricature of true Christianity.
And that truth all careful Bible readers could long ago have determined for themselves, because Yeshua himself, during his stay on earth, let his adherents know prophetically that very soon - after his passing – such an imitation, such a monstrosity of Satan - would be produced; a corrupt religious system that would claim to be Yeshua's true Congregational Body.
Then they brought to him a man possessed by demons who was blind and mute; and he healed him, so that the dumb man spoke and saw. All the bystanders were simply overjoyd and said, "Is not this perhaps the son of David?"
When the Pharisees heard that, they said: "This man casts out demons only through Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons."
Since Yeshua knew what they were thinking, he said to them:
Therefore I tell you, every kind of sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven .For example, whoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit it will not be forgiven him, no, not in this eon, neither in the eon to come (Mt 12: 22-32).
For that reason Yeshua henceforth ‘packed’ the precious truths concerning the kingdom of heaven carefully in illustrations or parables, which could not be fathomed by his Jewish audience with a stubborn disposition.
Worse, they would completely 'be put on the wrong track’ by those parables and would conclude that Yeshua spoke gibberish!
At one point his pupils inquired after the reason for this change in teaching:
The disciples then came to him and said to him: "Why do you speak to them through parables?" He answered, "You have been granted to understand the sacred secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not granted. For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will gain wealth; but whoever does not have, even from what he has he still will be deprived. This is why I speak to them in parables, because, though looking, they look in vain, and though hearing, they hear in vain, neither do they get the sense of it. And with respect to them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which reads:By hearing ye shall hear, but by no means understand its meaning, and by watching, you will look, but by no means see. For the heart of this people was made fat, and their ears they have heard without response, and their eyes they have closed, lest they might never see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and turn back, and I should heal them. (Taken from Js 6: 9-10; LXX)
This is what the Messiah said:
"The kingdom of the heavens has become like a man who sowed fine seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed weeds [bearded darnel] over it, among the wheat, and went away. When the blade shot up and produced fruit, then appeared also the weeds. Therefore, the slaves of the householder went to him and said, 'Master, did you not sow fine seed in your field? How is it that weeds come up? ' He said to them, 'An enemy, a man, did this.' They said to him, "Do you want us, then, that we go out and gather it?" He said, 'No, lest you sometimes in gathering the weeds once the wheat is pulled out. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to burn it, and then go gather the wheat into my storehouse. " (Mt 13: 24-30).
Although his disciples could not immediately rate all aspects of this parable at their true value, they understood very well that their Messiah had announced something ominous. So they inquired of him to the correct explanation:
"Explain to us the parable of the weeds [earded darnel] on the field. "
He replied: "The sower of the fine seed is the Son of man; the field is the world; the fine seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; but the weeds are the sons of the wicked one, and the enemy who sowed it is the devil. The harvest is consummation of an eon and the reapers are angels. As therefore the wheeds are gathered and burned in the fire, so will it be in the consummation of the eon. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they shall all things that cause stumbling and those doing lawlessness, gather out of his kingdom, and shall cast them into the fiery furnace. There will [be] weeping and gnashing of teeth. At that time the righteous will shine as bright as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.(Mt 13: 36-43)
When he told the parable Yeshua proved already knowing in advance that his congregation would disappear out of the picture, and that sad situation has continued for centuries to this day.
I know that after my going away oppressive wolves will enter in among you not sparing the flock; even men of your own circle will rise and speak twisted things to attract the disciples after themselves.
The result was that many fell away from the faith. They were "turned to false stories and doctrines of demons."
But over time, as prophetically announced by Noah, Japheth would dwell in the tents of Shem.
That specific development occurred after the founding of the second Congregation in Biblical history: the Christian Congregation.
Through the preaching of the well-known Saul of Benjamin, but also through those who were with him, the Gospel was at an early stage focussed on Europe. One can read the book of Acts on it, in particular from Acts 16:9.
Soon therefore Christian communities arose in Philippi, Thessalonica, Corinth and Rome.
Paul would later write - in his Letter to the Ephesians - that the Christians, coming forth out of Paganism, once were far off, being in the world without Messiah, alienated from YHWH Elohim and from the commonwealth of Israel; strangers regarding the covenants of promise. They lived in the world without hope and without a relationship with God. However, when God drew chosen ones out of them to his Son, they who were once far off, came nearby in their relationship with Messiah Jeshua, Israel’s most important brother. Consequently, Paul concluded:
The larger flight which could make progress in Europe, is not accidental.
From the time of Noah that expansion was already foreseen by Elohim. He foresaw that over time matters would go in that direction.
But of course, those who were really called by Elohim to become members of Jeshua’s Congregational Body were only a minority. A majority of so called ‘Christians’ turned out to belong to ‘weeds’, as the Messiah himself predicted.
And in that situation, becoming more and more hedonistic in lifestyle, that ‘weeds’ nowadays has no defence against the advancing Islam.
Behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh were called, not many mighty, not many of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame the wise men, and God chose for himself the weak things of the world that he might put to shame the strong, and God chose the ignoble things of the world and the things looked down upon, the things that are not, that he might bring to naught the things that are, so that no flesh might boast before God.
The officers therefore returned to the chief priests and Pharisees, and the latter asked them: "Why did you not bring him?" In reply, the officers said: "Never has spoken someone in this way." Whereupon the Pharisees answered: "Are you sometimes also deceived? Has sometimes one of the rulers or of the Pharisees put faith in him? But this crowd that does not know the law, they are accursed "
( a ) Those who since Shavuot 33 AD really have been called by YHWH Elohim to be members of Yeshua's Congregational Body, proved to be especially the nameless among men: Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble. But rather the foolish, the weak, the ignoble and the contemptible of the world.
( b ) Those wheat Christians were almost all centuries hidden from view by the imposte, but weedy church systems. Saul (Paul) has unveiled by what principle Elohim guided his eye in calling Yeshua’s bodymembers. By and large: the poor, the humble, the nameless among men: Nobody therefore has still any reason for 'bragging'; for own fame: So that no flesh should glory before God. It's all unmerited favor from God's side.
The wise should not boast because of his wisdom, nor
the strong man because of his strength.
Let the rich not boast because of his riches.
If anyone wants to boast of something, then let him boast having insight and knowledge that I am YHWH, the One exercising grace, justice and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I do take delight, says YHWH.
In particular, the notion of a godly remaining part of Israel appears into picture. For example Elijah, after fleeing the murderous Jezebel he reached the Horeb mounted, and in his dejected mood he sighed:
I have been absolutely jealous for YHWH the God of hosts. The sons of Israel have forsaken your covenant, your altars they have thrown down, and your prophets they have killed with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking for my soul to take it away.
Elijah, he who was used by YHWH Elohim at Mount Carmel in such a spectacular way in the confrontation with the worshipers of Baal – think of the supernatural way fire came down from heaven - even that usually fearless and Elohim dedicated prophet seemed to see no more any prospect. He regarded himself as the last and only true Israelite. His awareness of the history of God with his people came to a sad end. Elijah however was mistaken, because YHWH Elohim let him know that he for himself had left 7,000 men who had not bowed the knee to the false god Baal. Verse 18 (1 Kings 19) >>
And I have left seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bent down to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.
It’s true, YHWH Elohim himself highlighted the faithful attitude of the 7000, but the value of his statement is really the fact that he himself had madesure that there were 7,000. The continuity of Israel’s congregation was thus ensured; thanks to his sovereign election. In chapter 11 of his Letter to the Romans Saul [Paul] rightfully concluded that at such depths in Israel's history, nevertheless a remnant appeared with which the Almighty could still make a new beginning.
And after entering before her, he said: Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you. However, she was deeply disturbed about the word and she wondered what a greeting this might be. And the angel said unto her: Have no fear, Mariam, for you have found favor with God, and behold, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. This one will be great, and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he shall reign over the house of Jacob reign forever, and there will be no end of his kingdom.
Mariam said unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And in response, the angel said to her: The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; for that reason also what is born will be called holy, God’s Son.
Now Mariam said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord, may it be done with me according to your pronunciation. And the angel departed from her.
But as Hanna [Elohim’s ‘âmâh], another nameless, Mariam showed herself fully prepared to subject herself as God's slave to his counsel ( 1SM 1:11). For the members of the true Israel of God this is an encouragement to rely always entirely on Elohim and His Son, in the confidence that they are able to carry us beyond our human limitations. See link.
though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
out of you will come to me who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from everlasting days off.
As Luke chronicled:
And all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. Now also went up Joseph out of Galilee [the] city of Nazareth, to Judea, to [the]city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and the offspring of David, to be registered together with Mariam, who was promised him in marriage, [and] who was pregnant.
From another Gospel Source, that of Matthew, we know that Joseph, a nameless carpenter in Nazareth, in the meantime had made fully conversant with the thought that his fiancee had become pregnant by supernatural influence. In a dream an angel had said reassuringly to him: Joseph, son of David, fear not Mariam your wife along to take home, for that which is conceived in her is by holy spirit.
It happened when they were there, the days were accomplished that she would give birth, and she gave birth to her son, the firstborn, and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the [urban]shelter.
Through the ages men have rightly been impressed deeply of the humble circumstances in which the Saviour of mankind was born. For him and for his parents there was even no place in the very simple location, called a khan , where travelers could spend the night in a partially covered courtyard, along with their animals.
Obviouslyi, the presence of even one member of Israel's religious elite was absolutely out of the question. YHWH Elohim needed nobody out of that circle to verify whether the newly born baby was in possession of the required Messianic 'credentials' (!)
And there were shepherds in that same country, staying in the open field and keeping watches in the night the night over their flocks. And suddenly an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David, you is born a Savior, who is [the] Messiah, [the] Lord. And this [is] a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. And suddenly it came to pass that there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army; praising God and saying: Glory in the highest [realms] to God, and on earth peace among men of pleasure.
At that time shepherds dit not belong to a social class that was respected. On the contrary, because of the nature of their work and their circumstances they were considered as ceremonially unclean. Generally, the people saw them as unreliable; therefore, they were not allowed to act as witnesses in court. Consequently It should strike us that, after having been informed about the humble circumstances in which Yeshua himself was born, the good news about that matter first was proclaimed to people that ‘enjoyed’ low status within society.
In Leviticus 12 we read further:
- as it is written in the Law of the Lord: Every male that the womb opens fully, must be called holy to the Lord - and to offer sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord: A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.
What a remarkable state of affairs when YHWH Elohim began to prove his favour to a world of a basically lost people: First, the humble birth, the Messiah put down in a manger, and now a sacrifice out of the deepest poverty.
However, at the time that the young child was presented to YHWH other striking events took place at the Sanctuary:
Now let you, Master, your servant go free in peace according to your declaration, because my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all the peoples: A light for removing the veil from the nations and a glory of your people Israel.
Simeon undoubtedly belonged to the godly remnant in Israel of those days. As there was a remnant of nameless people in the days of Elijah, Simeon publicly was a total unknown, an anonymus who exercised no influence on public life. He clearly belonged to the "quiet in the land," the people without prestige and therefore easily to be afflicted, as Psalm 35:20 teaches: For the word of peace they [the messianic opponents] know not, and against the quiet ones in the land they scheme deceitful plans.
But Simeon, one of those quiet ones, was just and reverent in the sight of YHWH, a man who kept the Messianic ideal of the prophets pristine. He did not waver in his confidence that once Israel’s consolation and recovery [from exile] would come through the establishment of the Messianic kingdom, with the promised permanent heir of David on the throne of God.
Well, by means of his spirit YHWH Elohim had revealed to him that he would see the Messiah still personally during his lifetime. But from Luke's report we also learn that YHWH Elohim wanted to use that unnamed member of Israel's remnant of those days to predict the course of events that would be arranged by Elohim during the next 2000 years in furthering the development of the seed of Abraham: The seed of promise that eventually must become a blessing for all the nations.
We quote again Luke [2:29-32]>
Now let you, Master, your servant go free in peace according to your declaration, because my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all the peoples: A light for removing the veil from the nations and a glory of your people Israel.
Well, the eons that had functioned at that time in connection with the Mosaic law during 1,500 years and that had thrown forward their shadows, were now to come to their consummation.
Elohim, Simeons Δεσποτης [Ruler; Master; Owner], could now release his ‘slave’: Let him die in peace. With the appearance of the Messiah, the salvation of his people had been assured.
The Stone which the builders [the religious elite among the people] despised, has become the head of the corner.
Because from YHWH is this: a miracle in our eyes(Psalm 118: 22-23)
Only about (almost) sixty years later, in his Letter to the Romans, Saul (Paul) clarified the divine purpose behind Simeon’s prophetic words. To his brothers of the heavenly congregation he wrote admonishing:
For I do not want, brothers, that you are ignorant of this mystery - so that you are not discreet in your own eyes - that a hardening has happened in part to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written.
The deliverer will come from Zion, he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob .
And this will be my covenant for them,
when I will take away their sins.
In the 'delicate matter’ around the nation Israel Paul then, under inspiration, referred to some very important facts:
In the end, after the entire Christian community is "inside", there has still a very necessary thing to be accomplished to Jacob-Israel. What exactly? That which the prophet Daniel was referring to in his start of the Year Weeks Prophecy:
Seventy sevens have been decreed concerning your people and your holy city
to put an end to the transgression
and to seal up sins
and to make atonement for iniquity
And to Zion the Repurchaser will come and to those turning from transgression [ פשע ] in Jacob, judgment of YHWH.
My eyes have seen your means of salvation, which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples: A light for removing the veil from the nations and a glory of your people Israel.
For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. y a
More easily can be understood the divinely inspired pronouncement by the same Saul in Hebrews 10 >>
1 For the Law, having a shade of the good things to come, not the very substance of the facts themselves, will never be capable of the same sacrifices that are continually offered year after year, make those who draw near bring to perfection.
2 Otherwise, would not the [sacrifices ] have ceased, because those rendering sacred service to God - once being cleaned for all time – would have no consciousness of sins anymore?3 On the contrary in those [sacrifices] there is an annual reminder of sins.4 Because it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
With the above in our spiritual "backpack" it is not too difficult to discern that the salvation of which Simeon spoke could only come about by a sacrifice in value far beyond that of animals. The divinely inspired words in Hebrews 10 thus have a great impact. Why? Because the sacrifices within the old Aaronic order repeatedly had to be offered. That fact in itself already proved their absolute inadequacy.
The law contained only a shadow of the good things to come, that is, of the realities that would ushered in by the Messiah. In him the true facts are taking place, as elsewhere, in Colossians 2:16-17, is indicated:
Sacrifices of animals do not suffice; it takes a superior offering.
The Psalmist already alluded to that fundamental truth in Psalm 49 >>
And that’s exactly why Yeshua had to be begotten in Mariam through the operation of God's holy spirit, thus becoming a second or last Adam.
See 1 Corinthians 15:45 and the principle Soul for soul according to the Thora in Exodus 21:23 .
But this required an immaculate ransom sacrifice. Hence what Gabriel announced to Mariam:
Fear not, Mariam, for you have found favor with God, and look, you'll conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Yeshua. He shall be great, and Son of the Most High shall be called, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever, and his kingdom will have no end ... Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. For that reason also what is born will be called holy, God’s Son.
The Messiah had to die a sacrificial death, which also still had to meet special requirements with regard to his own people Israel. Which? To take away the curse that was on the people of Israel because of the Law. How so?
Due to Israel's inability to live entirely conformable to the Law, a curse came to rest upon her. As written in the Thora (Dt 27:26): Cursed every one who does not actually accomplish the words of this law.
in his Letter to the Galatians, the Israelite Saul (Paul) explained this key issue in detail:
The Messiah bought us free from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree."
See the comments on his more detailed account in Galatians 3. From the foregoing it is of course obvious at what time Mariam's heart was pierced by a sword. That was on April 3 of the year 33 AD, the day of the Passover. Then Yeshua died hanging on a stauros, Greek for torture stake. But most important: All that happened to him as the antitypical Lamb who takes away the sin of the world:
Now when the soldiers had impaled Jesus, they took his outer garments and made four parts, to every soldier a part, and the inner garment. But the tunic was without seam, since it from above in one piece was woven. Therefore they said to one another: "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for who it will be." This was that the scripture might be fulfilled: "They apportoned my outer garments among themselves, and upon my apparel they cast lots ". And so the soldiers really did these things.However by the torture stake of Jesus there were standing his mother and the sister of his mother; Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold your son!" Then he said to the disciple " Behold your mother! "And from that hour the disciple [John] took her into his own home.
(John 1:29 and 19:23-27)
But what is so striking in the whole event is the fact that not a single representative of the religious elite in Israel was involved by YHWH Elohim to lead his Messiah inside the nation.
Also there was Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of [the] tribe of Asher, who had come in very old age. From her virginity she had lived seven years with [a] husband, a widow now of eighty-four years, who was never missing from the temple, serving God with fastings and supplications night and day. And in that very hour she came near and gave thanks to God and started speaking about [the child] to all who were waiting for Jerusalem’s deliverance.
Compare Genesis 32:30.
Hezekiah sent a message to all Israel and Judah, and even wrote letters to Ephraim and Manasseh, to come to the house of YHWH in Jerusalem to hold the Passover to YHWH, the God of Israel... and the case was right in the eyes of the king and in the eyes of the whole congregation. So they decided to have call pass through all Israel, from Beersheba to Dan, that they would come to the Passover to YHWH, the God of Israel at Jerusalem; for they had not celebrated it as a multitude, according to what is written.
But they were constantly speaking in mockery of them [the messengers] and deriding them. Only individuals from Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves so that they came to Jerusalem. The hand of God proved to be also in Judah to give them one heart to perform the commandment of the king and the princes in the matter of YHWH.
(2 Chronicles 30: 1-12)
Having observed attentively the young messiah she started witnessing to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. After so many centuries Anna turned out to have the disposition which was so characteristic for the tribe of Asher. She departed not from the temple, but served Elohim, night and day. Apparently that meant that she was present from the morning until the evening sacrifice.
The boy grew up and now acquired [increasingly] force, being [increasingly] filled with wisdom; and God's favor was [constantly] upon him.
And his parents were accustomed to go every year to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old they went up according to the custom of the feast, and completed the days. But when they were returning the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, and his parents did not notice [it]. Assuming that he was among the group of travelers, they covered a day’s distance and then began to look for him among the relatives and acquaintances. And when they did not find [him], they returned to Jerusalem, making a diligent search for him.
Based on Ex 23: 14-17 every male Israelite was expected to appear three times a year before YHWH Elohim, at the feast of Unleavened Bread [Passover], the harvest of the first ripe fruits [Shavuot] and the feast of ingathering at the end of the year [Sukkot].
How can that be? There were now 12 years passed by since his miraculous birth, and the family had been extended with half-brothers and sisters. And in the midst thereof Yeshua grew up like any other child; for a common observer a regular guy. Life had resumed its normal course and no doubt they all had to work hard to meet the daily needs of life.
See: Heel Wound.
See: Melchizedek in Hebrews
Elohim his Father, however, 'cured' that 'heel wound' by raising his Son from the dead. Not again as a human person but as a glorious spirit creature, what would enable him in due time crushing the Serpent in the head.
But in the meantime he would sit at the right hand of His Father in Heaven:
1 Of David; a psalm. Thus says YHWH to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies a footstool of your feet."2 send the scepter of your strength YHWH from Zion: "Dominate the midst of your enemies."3 Your people will offer themselves willingly on the day of your struggle. In the splendor of holiness, from the womb of the dawn, you have the dew of your youth.4 YHWH has sworn and will not change it: "You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek."
5 The Lord at your right hand crushes kings on the day of his wrath.6 He will execute judgment among the nations; he will cause a fullness of dead bodies; crushes the head of a populous country.
He said to them [in a conversation with the Pharisees]: How do they say that the Messiah is David's son? For David himself says in the book of Psalms:
The Lord [YHWH] said to my Lord:
Sit at my right hand
until I place your enemies [to] a footstool for your feet.
The beginning is innocent: How is it to be understood for the Messiah to name a son of David?
That starting point was not controversial, given texts as
Two Samuel 7:12, 19 ;
Isaiah 11:1 ;
Jeremiah 23:5-6 ;
Psalms 89:21, 28-30 , 35-38 .
How can that be?
For the scribes that question must indeed have been problematic, especially since they could know from the Psalm that this son - and at the same time Lord - of David would also perform a priestly function.
He would be king-priest within an entirely new order, not according to the order of Aaron and related to the Levitical priesthood, but after the manner of Melchizedek. Verse 4 >
Obviously there is a solution to the issue.
His disciple Peter had before, according to Mt 16: 13-17, confessed: You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.But the Pharisees even refused to consider that possibility. They had shaped their own idea of the Messiah, and for themselves already established that Yeshua of Nazareth did not answer to that picture.
They felt perfectly well what was the correct solution for the problem Yeshua referred to, but they refused categorically to go with him in that direction. With that attitude they fulfilled again the truth of Elohim’s own remark to Mosjeh:
I have looked at this people, and behold, it is a stiffnecked people.Exodus 32
Ofcourse, the denial of these cases, also being the case by their contemporary counterparts, does not change in any matter God's intention to implement all these precious truths at their own appointed times.
It would certainly be a proof of actual wisdom on the part of these religionists if they are humble enough to open up their minds for the actual divine facts.
In what way?
The answer is simple: Without prejudice turn to the whole Bible; open one’s mind not only for information out of the familiar Tanakh, the 39 Books of divine origine, but for the whole divine Library, inclusive the 27 godly inspired Judeo-christian Writings. Sixty-six (39 + 27) Bible Books are available for diligent truthseekers.
It is perhaps no coincidence that, in a way, these 66 Books evidently correspond to the 66 chapters in which the Book of Isaiah (Book 23) is divided. The more because in the last 27 chapters of Isaiah, so from Chapter 40, almost all attention is focused on Israel's future restoration and consequently is referring to the so needed consolation:
In view of the situation in which the Jews will find themselves in the time of their national restoration, those extra 27 Books often prove to be focused on that very crucial time, just as is the case with so many books of the 'old' Prophets.
It shall be in the latter days that the mountain of the house of YHWH shall be established as the highest of the mountains, exalted above the hills, where all nations shall flow.
Many peoples shall go and say, Come, let us go up to the mountain of YHWH, to the house of the God of Jacob. Then he will teach us about his ways, and we will walk in his paths. For out of Zion shall go forth law, and the word of YHWH from Jerusalem ...House of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of YHWH.
Note that - already so long ago - the prophet alluded to the necessity that during the End times a serious call should be addressed to the House of Jacob to walk in YHWH Elohim’s light.
However, concerning the willingness of ‘Jacob’ to respond to that call, we must note again - also on the basis of Isaiah - that even then also only a minority, a Rest or Remnant of Elohim’s Female Nation will respond in true faith. As Isaiah 10:20-23 clearly is informing us in advance:
He will not hold on to his anger forever, because he delights in favor. He will again show us mercy; he will subject our errors.
And you will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
You will show loyalty to Jacob and faithful love to Abraham, as you swore to our forefathers from days long ago.
But above all, for the fulfilment of promises like these really humble people are needed, such as the nameless Simeon and Anna.
See: The Wheat and the Weeds
Aptly Zephaniah prophesied on behalf of YHWH :
I will leave a meek and humble people among you, and they will take refuge in the name of YHWH. The remnant of Israel will no longer do wrong or tell lies; a deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths. But they will pasture and lie down, with nothing to make them afraid.
Insiders know, however, that the New Covenant will be concluded with the descendants of the Exodus Generation >>
Look! Days are coming - declaration of YHWH - when I will conclude a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. Not one like the covenant that I concluded with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt.
However, within the weedy church systems of Christendom one learns that YHWH Elohim would have already concluded that Covenant with Yeshua's heavenly congregation, which had a start on Shavuot 33 AD.
Again therefore a gross error in the "Church".
Another - also great misconception within those religious denominations - is the idea that the aforementioned 27 Books solely are focused on that church and exclusively on its members.
In reality, about the half of the said 27 Biblebooks is entirely Jewish oriented. One could refer to as The Jewish Messianic Scriptures .
On this site, they have long provided under the Judeo-Christian writings.
The Gospel of Luke is one of them, but of course there are three other Books in which the life of Yeshua is recorded: Matthew, Mark and John.
The Books 40 till 44 include in order: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and the Acts of the Apostles. After these the thirteen Letters attributed to Saul (Paul) (45 thru 57), about which can be said that they specificly contain information in behalf of the universal Congregation of Yeshua, the heavenly part of the Israel of God.
See: Bible Wheel.
I speak the truth in the Messiah — I am not lying; my conscience is testifying to me in holy spirit — that I have intense sorrow and continual anguish in my heart. For I could almost wish to be cursed and cut off from the Messiah for the benefit of my brothers, my kinsmen after the flesh.
For the time being we now are confining ourselves to the special Book that's come to be known as the Letter to the Hebrews.
It differs entirely from that which characterizes the typical Pauline writings which are clearly aligned with the heavenly Congregation, Yeshua's Body.
Examples therefore are found in 4:16 ; 7:25 ; 10:22 ; 11: 6 ; 12: 18-22 , where repeatedly appears the verb προσέρχομαι: come near; approach.
4 YHWH has sworn and He will feel no regret: "You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek."
Obviously, this development will have major implications for the old cult: the Levitical priesthood. And although there is no doubt that the case for the majority of the Jews will be such a difficulty, not to ‘digest’ – just as challenging as the acceptance of Yeshua as their Messiah – the Letter to the Hebrews is not shrinking back to bring up that matter openly and to argue for the need of a radical change.
If, then, perfection was attainable through the Levitical priesthood – because on that foundation the people was provided with [a body of] laws - what further need would there be for another priest to arise who is said to be after the manner of Melchizedek and not after the manner of Aaron? For since the priesthood is being changed, it becomes necessary to change the Law as well.
A logical conclusion? For sure!
Easy to face the reality of it? Certainly not!
See: The long term effect of Genesis 16:12.
and the Law covenant, characterized by the slave woman Hagar.
See: Abraham’s destination.
foreshadowing of the marriage relationship between the Messiah and his congregational Body.
On the way to the Wedding - Part 2
Really taking note of all those events that cast forward such important shadows, it will not seem strange to anybody that Abraham's encounter with the (mysterious) king-priest Melchizedek of Salem had a pre-visual meaning : The true Royal Priesthood which will be a blessing to the Gojim during the upcoming Messiah Empire.
If one however considers the Letter to the Hebrews completely, one will find that the inspired Paul - perhaps together with the co-author Apollos – step-by-step furnished proof for that important change. In chapter 7 he is arriving at the focal point of his argument, but then he had already used not less than six chapters - on the basis of passages from the Tanakh – to demonstrate how much greater Mashiach Yeshua is above the angels, and far superior to such important leaders of the people as Mosjeh and Yehoshua, as well as the high priest Aaron.
God, who spoke in ancient times frequently and in many ways to the fathers in the prophets spoke in the last of these days to us in[the] Son, whom he appointed heir of all things; by whom he also made the aeons. He who is the reflection of his glory and the exact representation of his very being, who also sustains all things by his powerful word has, after he had made a purification for our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in lofty places, becoming much better than the angels, to the extent that he inherited a more excellent name than theirs.
Incomparable great is the Son. That is obvious! YHWH Elohim created him in his own image: He who is the reflection of his glory and the exact representation of his very being. No wonder that the Son through his sacrificial death actually could bring about a purification for our sins. But that Son was Elohim’s co-worker in generating all the remainder of Creation: By whom he also made the aeons [world periods].
He is image of the invisible God, Firstborn of all creation, because in him all things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the visible and the invisible things; whether thrones, whether dominions, whether governments, whether powers: all things were created through him and unto him. And he himself is before all things and all things consist together in him ... he who is origin ... because the whole Fullness thought well to live in him.(Col 1:15-19)
Because all things have been brought forth, not only through him but also unto him and, moreover, are consisting together in him, we understand that here, in the Letter to the Hebrews, can be said that God him, the Son, appointed heir of all things. He is the One through whom Elohim God brought forth all the remainder of creation.
Micah 5 >>
though too little to be among the thousands of Judah,
out of you will come forth to me the one who is to become ruler in Israel, whose origin is from early times, from everlasting days off.
The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are God’s children. But if children, also heirs; yes, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Messiah; if we suffer together with him, that we may also be glorified together.
The recipients of Hebrews concern the members of the earthly part of the Israel of God.
We must therefore heed abundantly the things heard, lest we never may drift away. For if the word spoken by angels proved to be firm, and every transgression and disobedience received a righteous retribution, how shall we escape if we would neglect a salvation of such greatness, which - after having begun - was spoken by the Lord, and verified for us by those who heard him, God bearing witness as well, both by signs and wonders and various powerful works and distributions of holy spirit according to his will?
A comparison is made with the old revelation, particularly the Mosaic legislation, which was received by the intervention of angels. That revelation proved to be a solid word, in view of the sanctions that were connected to each offense and disobedient act.
Those events led to a break with YHWH their God and King.
The result was that those rebellious Israelites had to bear 40 years the responsibility for their error, during which the whole generation of 20 years and older in the wilderness came to its end (Numbers 14). Their stay in the "lonely, howling wilderness" was extended as a result in a painful way ( Dt 32:10 ):
And YHWH spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying: ‘How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, that keep murmuring against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they keep murmuring against me. Say unto them: As I live, says YHWH, surely as you have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness, and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, you that have murmured against me; surely you shall not come into the land, concerning which I lifted up my hand that I would make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. But your little ones, that you said would be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which you have rejected. But as for you, your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness. And your children shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and shall bear your strayings, until your carcasses be consumed in the wilderness. After the number of the days in which you spied out the land, even forty days, for every day a year, shall you bear your iniquities, even forty years, and you shall know my displeasure. I YHWH have spoken, surely this will I do unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me; in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.
Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
during the trial in the wilderness,
where your fathers tried [me] investigating [me]
and they saw my works for forty years.
For this reason I became disgusted with this generation
and said: "Always they go astray in their hearts;
they themselves have not come to know my ways".
So I swore in my anger: “They shall not enter into my rest " .
Back in ancient times, it handled about the Rest that could benefit the people in a typological sense to settle in the Promised Land: Living in peace and prosperity, everyone sitting under his own vine and under his own fig tree ( 1Kings 4:20-25 ).
Typology, however, must in time turn from type/image into (the better) reality/substance.
Even the Jews of the End times who more than ever before will be favored by God, receiving the blessings of a New with them to conclude Marriage Covenant - including partaking of the holy spirit which will join them to one community - run the risk to persevere in the footsteps of their forefathers.
As the wilderness generation scorned the deliverance out of the Slave House, it is quite conceivable that the End time generation will neglect such a great salvation.
It is precisely for that purpose the author of Hebrews wrote: Wherefore comfort one another each day, as long as it may be called 'Today' ...
An encouragement that is definitely be called for, but is for many deeply religious Jews a great challenge! Why so?
Because many of them are not of opinion that they need advice or admonition. Not a few are convinced of their own integrity and justice.
Undoubtedly, it behooves a lot of help from heaven for the average Jewish man to value the parable in which their Messiah largely downplayed one’s own excellency:
He also spoke this parable to some who were convinced of themselves that they were righteous and despised the rest:
The tax collector remained standing at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven, but kept beating his breast, saying, 'O God, make atonement for me, the sinner’! I tell you, this man went down to his home justified more than the former. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.
( Luke 18: 9-14 )
Yeshua perhaps in this parable already has drawn attention to what in the 70th Annual Week for a Jew will form a very difficult to overcome obstacle.
if they shall enter into my rest,
although the works were finished from the founding of the world.
And so again, If they shall enter into my Rest.
a The Canaan ‘rest’ must have been only typological; to the people of God it was clearly not the lasting, permanent Rest.
With this additional explanation, we understand that not the weekly Sabbath is in view, but God's own Rest. For Israel the stay in the Promised Land was not the actual fulfillment of God's promise. For in that case he would not have inspired David, in Psalm 95, to speak about a rest of a subsequent, future day.
Of course He knew beforehand that soon a serious 'disturbance' would occur by the rebellion of Satan, a twist that would infect also his human creation. Consequently, he "knew" also in advance his Son, especially in the capacity as the mediator, the person in whom all disruption "would be made good."
As we mentioned before Elohim’s creation works were accomplished with the creation of a human couple that could expand by reproduction. The founding of the world was by that a fact. However, far before He was acquainted with his only begotten Son as the Lamb of God, yea, even already before all the world periods (eons).
As we saw Elohim’s Rest is based on the certainty that the creation itself will be completed, in the sense that the Seventh Day will prove to be still very well. That purpose will be accomplished in his Son, Israel's Messiah. Therefore, man’s rest, from labouring and toiling in his imperfect state, must be sought in "the work" of the Son as well, particularly his finished work on the torture stake killing him deputy to bear the judgment of the guilt of sin of all people.
in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
According to Hebrews 4:3-4 with the creation of male/female the founding of the world occurred.
For is connecting these verses with what in this Letter preceded the passage directly, namely to be initiated into the doctrine of the perfect High Priest after the order of Melchizedek and partake on the earth of that priesthood. A wonderful great privilege, but favored only to those among the Hebrews who will accept the blessings of the New Covenant - to conclude with the nation on the basis of Yeshua's sacrificial death - with a grateful heart.
In the prophecy of Joel, chapter 2 - quoted by Peter in Hn 2:17 – is announced what will happen in the last days:
It will happen afterward, that I shall pour out my spirit upon all flesh [of my people Israel; verse 27] , and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. Also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days I shall pour out my spirit. And I will give signs in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of YHWH. And it must occur that whosoever shall call upon the name of YHWH shall be saved; for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will prove to be the escaped ones, just as YHWH said, and among those whom YHWH will call.
(Jl 2: 28-32)
And to Zion the Repurchaser will come, and to all turning from rebellion in Jacob, says YHWH. As for me, this is my covenant [the New Covenant] with them, says YHWH: My spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth ...
But apparently all that grace still does not guarantee that everyone will resolutely turn away from the Pseudomasjiach and join the true Messiah.
As foretold in 2Thessalonians 2:4 that Man of sin elevates himself above everything called god or object of worship. As a master seducer he will sit down even in the (then established Third) Temple publicly showing himself to be god. Of course a pseudo-god, but one as an object of reverence.
From 2Th 2: 8-11 we learn that nothing of all that occurs by accident. Elohim Himself offers Satan and his tool the opportunity to put the LIE opposite the TRUTH [Messiah Yeshua], which is enhanced by outstanding works, lying signs and wonders, and in every deceit of unrighteousness .
It is Elohim Himself thus sending an operation of error to them - especially to the Jews who are inclined to reject stubbornly Yeshua as their Messiah. As a result of that action the dichotomy in Israel will occur again, but then for the last time: a faithful Rest opposite an unfaithful majority.
Hence, it is anticipated that many still will act against the holy spirit’s operation. Well, according to Yeshua's own assurance there will be no forgiveness for that sin. Every opportunity to repent is forever cut off.
In Matthew 12: 31-32 he himself put aptly the criterion that will then apply:
In Greek the aorist of the verb παραπιπτω [to fall beside or aside] has been used indicating a definite fact.
But as their fathers had to be careful with respect to the them surrounding idolatry, and not be cursed by God, thus also the Hebrews of the End time period have to be on their gard lest they are being drag along in the general adoration of the Pseudomasjiach, the One who elevates himself to ‘god’ at the half of the 70th Annual Week.
To me vengeance, I will repay.
The Lord shall judge his people.
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living God!
I will give you a new heart and a new spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit within you.
At a closer examination of Psalm 8 it turns out that this need to rebirth actually always was implied in the words: What is mortal man [Enosh] that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you take care of him?
What is man that you are mindful of him, or son of man that you take care of him?
There will be great necessisty upon the land and wrath on this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and be led away captive into all nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles, until the appointed TIMES OF THE GENTILES are fulfilled.
These were the families of the sons of Noah according to their family descents, by their nations, and from these the nations were spread about in the earth after the deluge.
in the midst of the congregation I will sing praise.
I will put my trust in him.
Behold I and the young children whom God gave me.
No; not again a miniature kingdom as it existed pictorial a very short time during the reigns of David and his son Solomon. But global, as can be read in the Messianic Psalm 72:8 :
He [the Messiah] shall have dominion from sea to sea and from the River [Euphrates] to the ends of the earth .
In him, the final fulfillment of Two Samuel 7:11-29 will take place. Indeed, as the spokesman of YHWH Elohim Nathan said to David: Your house and your kingdom will certainly be steadfast forever before you: your very throne shall be firmly established forever; after which we read:
And what more can David add and speak to you? After all, you know your servant well, Lord YHWH. Because of your word and in agreement of your own heart, you have done all these great things, and disclosed to your servant. Therefore you are great, O Lord YHWH, because there is no one like you ...
And now YHWH Elohim, let the word that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house carry out for ever, and do just as you have spoken. And let your name be magnified for ever ...
Let it now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it will be for ever before you; because you, Lord JHWH, have promised with your blessing let the house of your servant be blessed forever.
In Rabbinic literature, the unbreakable bond between the heavenly and the earthly Jerusalem is stressed. Reportedly Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai would have taught already that view. Speaking about the redemption of earthly Jerusalem, he would have said, referring to Psalm 122:3 >>
Compare Dn 2: 44-45 and 7: 13-14 , 27 .
He also strongly being reminiscent of the angel of YHWH, again Yeshua in his prehuman existence; he who accompanied the people of Israel on her journey through the wilderness.
As the Michael of Dn 12:1 - the great prince who is standing in behalf of the sons of your [Daniel's] people, he always appears when Israel in Elohim's program comes in front of the screen.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as rain or snow descends from the heavens, and there does not return, but saturates the earth and makes it produce and sprout, and seed is given to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
The prophecy reveals that truly a Third Temple will appear on Israel’s religious scene, however not initiated by YHWH Elohim, but rather on the basis of a covenant that the Antichrist, the Pseudomasjiach of the End time, will conclude with the Jews (Dn 9:27).
Nevertheless, it is very revealing how Elohim Himself polemizes against the sacrificial cult which then will be revived: He needs no house of those apostates.
On the contrary, the time for the introduction of New heavens and a New earth has then just arrived and YHWH Elohim has his own Temple City, the New Jerusalem ( Rev. 21: 1-4 ).
Compare Hb 1:1-4
Yes, verse 6 of Isaiah 66 contains an ominous announcement for those of Elohim's people who - against all divine instructions - still want to revive the ancient temple cult.
They wish to take no notice at all of the warning which in this regard is implied in the last verse of Daniel’s Annual Weeks Prophecy:
But what is meant here by repaying what is deserved or paying their wages ?
Before we elaborate on that point, we first want to make clear that the textual connection, in which this judgment of YHWH Elohim is announced, is remarkable. Indeed an Endtime scene is concerned, for all this will take place within the context of restoration and rebirth of Zion:
And she brought forth a son, a male child who will shepherd all nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught away to God and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there 1,260 days ...
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Messiah, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God. And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony; and they did not love their souls even in the face of death. On this account be glad, you heavens and those who have their residence therein. Woe for the earth and for the sea! Because the Devil has come down to you in great anger, knowing he has little time.
(Revelation 12:5-6, 10-12)
The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living God!
Then the spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that faces toward the north, where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provokes jealousy ... Then he said to me, “Son of man, lift up your eyes now toward the north.” So I lifted up my eyes toward the north, and behold, north of the altar gate, in the entrance, was that idol, this image of jealousy.
Compare also Mt 24:15 where by Yeshua himself an identical scene was called on: the abomination of desolation in the holy place.
He said to me: Have you seen [this], O son of man? Was it for the house of Judah not enough to do the detestable things which they have commit here, that they also fill the land with violence and that they should offend me again and again? And here they are thrusting out the shoot to my nose.Therefore I will deal with them in fury. I will not spare, neither have pity. Though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet I shall not hear them.
Then He cried out in my hearing with a loud voice saying, “Draw near, O executioners of the city, each with his destroying weapon in his hand.” Behold, six men came from the direction of the upper gate which faces north, each with his shattering weapon in his hand; and among them was a certain man clothed in linen with a writing case at his loins. And they went in and stood beside the bronze altar.
However, also here in Ezekiel, the security of a faithful Remnant is assured. In this case, because its members shall be marked on their foreheads by the man clothed in linen, with a writing case at his loins. He must certainly depict Yeshua, the glorified Messiah and Son of God. After all, the Father has entrusted all judgment to him (Jh 5:22).
According to Luke 21:36 Yeshua himself gave in that respect already appropriate advice to the Jewish End time Remnant:
At that critical time the congregation of Israel came in large numbers together in the temple to seek the help of YHWH ( Two Chronicles 20:1-30 ).
Certainly the climax of Ishmael's hostile attitude, which was originally aroused because he - nota bene Abraham's firstborn - was passed over in favor of his younger half-brother Isaac. For not in his line but in that of his 'little brother' would sprout Abraham's seed that - according to the promise of YHWH Elohim – would become to a blessing for the human world.
He will become a zebra of a man. His hand will be against everyone, and the hand of everyone will be against him, and before the face of all his brothers he shall dwell.
One such event is recounted in Genesis, Chapter 21. When Isaac - the 'free son that Sarah still had given birth, according to Elohim's prediction - was about five years of age, Abraham his father, prepared a great banquet on the day Isaac was weaned.
But Sara did not fail to notice that Ishmael, now being about nineteen years of age, mocked with the little Isaac. And that was not a mere, innocent child’s play. As can be derived from the report apparently the law of succession (inheritance) played a certain role at the mockery of Isaac:
And Sarah noticed the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, poking fun. So she said to Abraham: “Drive out this slave woman with her son, for the son of this bondwoman shall not be an heir with my son, with Isaac”. But the thing proved to be very displeasing to Abraham grieved as regards his son. But Elohim said to Abraham: “Do not let anything that Sara is saying to you be displeasing to you about the boy and about your slave woman. Listen to her voice, because it is by means of Isaac that what will be called your seed [זרע zeh'rah] will be. And as for the son of the slave woman, I shall also constitute him a nation, because he is your offspring”.(Gen 21:9-13)
NV >> 95 + 52 + 450 + 22 = 619.
● The 10 sons, respectively, according to Es 9:7-10 .
In that sense YHWH Elohim's did not spare those rebellious sons of God, but rebuked them.