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we prefer to use the actual Name of our loving Heavenly Father as it was
written in the Word, and thus you will note that we will use the Four Letter
“Memorial Name” of - YHVH,
which is pronounced as YaHVaH or YaHWaH. In addition we will also
use our Heavenly Father’s attribute/title, which is Elohim rather
than “God,” which sadly is the name of a pagan god. In addition we
also love to use the actual and real Name of our beloved Messiah which
is - Yahushua or Yahshua in short, for
this is our Saviours original Hebrew Name as given to Him at birth in Lukas
- Luke 1:31. This was the only Name ever used when He was on the earth by His
family, disciples and His followers OVER THE centuries, even until today!
However, it was changed to a foreign name by the founder of the new
“pagan church of
The three levels of learning & understanding of
the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim
The three levels of learning & understanding of the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim(the Lord God):
When we read and study the blessed Scriptures, the Word of YHVH Elohim as a believer in Yahushua the Messiah, we should keep the following three steps always in mind for they are a valuable guide and it will certainly provide us with guidance and illuminate the sheer beauty and the fullness of YHVH’s most blessed Word.
1. Who was YHVH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, speaking to?
2. When was it said?
3. How was His Word understood at the time it was spoken/given?
I do believe that these three points are most relevant to our understanding of 1. What the Almighty is saying at the time – 2. As well as what it means to us today - and 3. Especially to you and me right now!
Yeshayahu - Isaiah, that much-loved prophet, speaks more than any other prophet regarding the coming of the Messiah. It is through him that YaHVaH Elohim (the Lord God), blessed be His Sanctified Name, delivers a powerful message to the Children of Israel.
“Comfort, yes, comfort my people,
says your Elohim. Speak comfort to
Also online is my study entitled, “Comfort after Challenge” that deals with this very verse in its entirety for there is so much more to this verse than what appears from first reading it! However, let us ask the question, “What should we make of the word “double” at the end of verse two”?
“For she (
Does this verse mean that
The first thirteen verses of Vayikra - Leviticus 26 clearly describe the many blessings YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, would bestow on Israel “If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them” (verse 3). However in this same chapter, we also find a vast list of punishments, “if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments” (verse 14).
Sadly, we realise that
In spite of all this, did
Isaiah, speaking the Word that Elohim gave him, clearly stated, “she has received from YaHVaH’s hand double for all her sins.” What would really come “from YaHVaH’s hand” and what was meant by the word “double?” The word in Hebrew for "double" is “Kephal.”
The first time the word “Kephal” is used in the Scriptures, it speaks of the “breastplate” of the high priest.
“They made the breastplate square by doubling it; a span was its length and a span its width when doubled.” Shemos - Exodus 39:9.
The embroidered cloth behind the breastplate was folded “double – kephal” to form a pocket which would carry "the Urim and the Thummim."
“Then he put the breastplate on him and he put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastplate” Vayikra - Leviticus 8:8.
Obviously, “kephal – double” is a special word with a particular meaning. Let us look at other Hebrew words for double. Shemos - Exodus 22:4 states, “If the theft is certainly found alive in his hand, whether it is an ox or donkey or sheep, he shall restore double … shenayim.” In this case, the thief would be fined double the value of the theft. In Bereshis - Genesis 43:12 another word for double is used when Ya’akov - Jacob exhorts his sons to take twice the price to be paid for corn, “Take double … mishneh … money in your hand.”
Thus, when we read in Yeshayahu - Isaiah
“For she hath received from YHVH hand double (kephal) for all her
sins” we can be assured this has a special meaning. The Word of Elohim
contains many wonderful treasures, especially when the Word is read in Hebrew
with an understanding of the time, and to whom it was addressed? Elohim,
blessed be He, speaks to His people in a language clearly understood and often
using customs of the time. If we look back into the ancient customs of
It is quite within the rules of Hebrew grammar to supply the indefinite article to help to convey the proper sense of a word into English. Thus, we can now translate the verse as follows, “For she hath received from YHVH’s hand a double for all her sins” Was there such a thing as “a double, a kephal” Yes there was! Let me illustrate it with a fictional story based on Hebrew custom in Biblical days.
(To nail a notice of debt to the gate was a regular means of a notification in those days.)
Several days later a wealthy man, who knew Joash to be an honourable man looked at the notice of debt and he decided to do something for him in his hour of need. He folds the notice double and writes on the top of it, “If the creditors named on this list will apply directly to me I will pay the amounts owing by Joash the spice merchant upon proof of debt.” He then signs it, “Eliezer ben Ya’akov.” This man has become what was known in those days as “A double - a kephal.” The merchants soon called on Eliezer and they all received their payments.
Eliezer double folded the debt in the same way the cloth of the breastplate was folded. It is interesting to note that when the notice was folded, the details of the debt were hidden from public gaze. Eliezer was a good man, a fine double indeed!
Beloved, this is what YaHVaH Elohim did for
“Speak comfort to
Beloved in Messiah, just think about it, what
a wonderful Eternal Father we have, for He gave
Praise Elohim, the faithful of Israel did believe in Messiah, however, as it is today in every land, many of the nation were unfaithful and it was them who stood there and cried out crucify Him, for the one in faith were obviously at home preparing for Passover, and the unfaithful rejected Him! Yet, ministers and pastor’s continue to tell the same old Roman Catholic lie that “The Jews Killed Christ” or if not that, they will say that “The Jews Rejected Christ.”
As Elohim had spoken those famous words to
Yeshayahu - Isaiah, He was not thinking of the houses and the walls as He
Yahushua the Messiah is our and
“Comfort, yes, comfort My people! Says your Elohim. Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from YHVH’s hand (a) double for all her sins.”
Comfort can only be given when Israel or any sinner, repents and is restored and Reconciled to the love and favour of YaHVaH Elohim through His only begotten Son, Yahushua the Messiah, who is our “double” our “kephal.”
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” I Yochanan - John 1:9.
“Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore … mishneh … double to you” Zecharyah - Zechariah 9:12.
All those who have returned to Elohim and Him who is “the Hope” – “Hatikvah” the Saviour Yahushua will receive a “mishneh” – “double” reward. For the faithful in Yahushua THE Messiah, all sins are forgiven and we have the promise of ruling with Him during “the Millennium” and eternal life in the “New Heaven and the New Earth!”
“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work” Revelation 22:12.
As you go and share the love, mercy, and forgiveness that our beloved Messiah offers, may the Spirit of YaHVaH Elohim touch and change them, that they may also receive the REWARD … FOR …
“Great is your REWARD in HEAVEN!” Mattityahu - Matthew 5:12.
“Teach me Your way, O YHVH. I will walk in Your truth.
UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR YOUR NAME!”
Tehillim – Psalms 86:11
May YHVH Elohim bless and keep you in the palm of His hand always, in Messiah Yahushua’s loving Name!
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Yahushua said; “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: They will all be taught by Elohim. Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from Him comes to Me. No one has seen the Father except the One who is from Elohim; only He has seen the Father. I tell you the truth he who believes has everlasting life.” Yochanan (John) 6:43-48.
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