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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
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
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!
May Elohim … “fill you with the knowledge of His will, through all spiritual wisdom and understanding … that you may live a life worthy of Elohim and please Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of Elohim.” Colossians 1: 9-10.
Beloved, you will soon discover that this study contains some amazing revelations and by the conclusion you will be amazed with what you will have learned through the lessons contained within this powerful and I pray, blessed study. However, along the way there will be certain subjects that may well prove to be somewhat challenging and you might even wish to stop reading at certain times. However, in the Father’s Name, I recommend that you continue and allow the Ruach HaKodesh, the Sanctified (Holy) Spirit to lead the way and allow the precious Word speak for itself! I am well aware that I can be rather to the point at times for I am passionate about the Word of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name! But, believe me everything is based directly on the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures, and certainly not on my personal opinion, mind or wisdom, for that is totally useless, no, it has to be completely based on HIS Word and ONLY on the Word of Elohim, for that is the only thing that matters, for His Word is like our sustenance and we should treasure every single word that He has given us!
Thus beloved read on until the end, for I believe, in the blessed Name of Yahushua the Messiah, that you will be richly blessed by the wonderful message that is contained herein!
Now we will commence what I
believe to be what I consider as one of the most remarkable and powerful
studies that the Father has ever given me, and it all started when I was away
in solitude in a little faraway town called Adelong in
Elder/Teacher – Reuben ben Gershom.
In this study of the Word of YaHVaH Elohim we are going to look at the heart of a very big book, the book of Yirmyahu - Jeremiah. I firmly believe that this book is very much alive today and it contains a never-ending source of valuable teaching. As we study the man and the Word, which YaHVaH Elohim gave him, may we be renewed with a desire to read and study more of Yirmyahu in the future!
Whilst in prayerful preparation for this study, the words of Shaul of Tarsus - Paul came to my mind.
“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14.
Beloved, although, I am honest with the truth, and yes I will point out that which is erroneous and wrong, but it is always done with prayer that it will lead the reader (Elohim willing) back into His truth, His Blessing and that full repentance will be the result, and that this person will become a dearly beloved brother or sister in Messiah Yahushua, one of “the “Little Flock” of the faithful in Messiah Yahushua in the Kingdom of Elohim.” HalleluYAH!
Yirmyahu - Jeremiah certainly fits the description as is described in the Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant - 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 - of a man who was brave, strong, for he certainly stood fast in his faith! It is important that we the faithful in Yahushua also stand fast and hold onto our “profession of faith without wavering.” Beloved, as we study Yirmyahu, we will come to realise that this strong man of Elohim is also a “prophet of hope and love.”
Should you contemplate a study of Yirmyahu - Jeremiah, you will understand that this is a really big book for it has 52 powerful chapters. Reading and studying one chapter per week means that it will take you a whole year to complete it. You might say, “But brother, I can easily read one chapter per day.” That may be so. However, to take time studying this book will provide you with some remarkable and spiritually uplifting results. For there is so much beauty in this book, which most in the church are sadly not aware of in any shape or form, and I will reveal a number of these in this very study alone! If you dearly love the Almighty with all your heart and soul, be ready to praise Him, for what you will learn is so amazing and staggering, and it proves that YaHVaH Elohim is a Father who is full of LOVE and that He always gives His people every possible opportunity to repent and Return unto Him!
I am well aware that Yirmyahu, the prophet Jeremiah is not one of the most read books in blessed Scriptures, for many tend to find it rather “sombre,” and yes I have been told, that “it is a boring book and is full of repetition” and that it is “a difficult book to read.” Whilst others just do not understand it, as it contains collection of prophecies and events and what makes it even more difficult, that these may not necessarily be compiled in a chronological order. All of these things may be true. However, as we will discover, there is a powerful reason for all this!
Be assured Yirmyahu - Jeremiah is such a fascinating book which contains countless wonderful revelations, that is not always realised upon a general reading, for it takes a little more than “just a basic read.” But, like everything we do in Messiah, it requires prayer and we should always ask our Father in Yahushua’s Name for discernment when we study His Word and then there can be such wonderful revelations!
Beloved, Yirmyahu it is a book that is very much needed today! In fact, as you read this book, it almost seems like reading our daily newspaper, for the events that happened so long ago are sadly happening all over again in these “the latter days.” I pray beloved that you will be richly blessed by this study!
As we commence this study, it should be noted that Yirmyahu - Jeremiah had a faithful man at his side. His name was “Baruch,” and his name means, “bless” or “blessed.” There is no doubt that at all time Baruch was a true and a faithful friend and scribe to Yirmyahu as revealed in chapters 32:12-16 and 36:1-32.
We know that he came from a prominent Judean family and was the son of Neriah, and his name means the “Light of Yah” and Neriah’s father was Mahseiah meaning “Yah is a refuge.” As you can see, it is so important for us to understand that names, and often words that are used in the blessed Scriptures have important meanings for in this case it reveals the faithful origins of Baruch family tree, as he obviously came from a long and a devout family of faith for his father and grandfather are both clearly shown as men of great faith, for only those of faith would name their children with names as such, there fore we also know for a fact, that the great grandfather was also a faithful one in Elohim and out of the wonderful family line came a great man, and yes he was great in the sense that he never would have considered himself to be that, but he stood with Yirmyahu – Jeremiah regardless the circumstances and the dangers that faced them!
In the fourth year of the reign of Yehoiakim,
Yehoiakim, the king took the
scroll and in great anger he tore it into pieces and tossed it into the fire.
He then ordered that Yirmyahu and Baruch were to be arrested. However, YHVH
Elohim, blessed be His Holy Name, kept them safe as they were nowhere to be
found. In the meantime whilst away Baruch wrote a new scroll containing all
that was in the former scroll and also further new prophecies relating to the
ruin of the king and his house, as per chapter 36. Sadly as Baruch was writing,
he became rather fearful of the detail that was contained in this scroll. YHVH
Elohim, blessed be His Holy Name, gave Baruch the assurance that he would be
spared from the calamities that would befall
“The word that Yirmyahu - Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book at the instruction of Yirmyahu - Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Yehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying. ‘Thus says YHVH, the Elohim of Israel, to you. O Baruch: You said, ‘Woe is me now! For YHVH has added grief to my sorrow. I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.’ Thus you shall say to him, ‘Thus says YHVH: Behold, what I have built I will break down, and what I have planted I will pluck up, that is, this whole land. And do you seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, I will bring adversity on all flesh,’ says YHVH. ‘But I will give your life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go’” chapter 45.
During the siege of
As supported by the Word, YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, frequently uses two servants working together to proclaim His Word, just as it was with the Apostles and later Shaul - Paul and Timotheos - Timothy. And so it will be again during the first 1,260 days of “Great Tribulation” when the Elohim, blessed be He, will have the “Two Witnesses” speak and prophesy to a lost and wicked world!
“And he (Yahushua) called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.” Markus - Mark 6:7.
“And I will give power to My two witnesses and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” Revelation 11:3.
In part two we will study, Yirmyahu - Jeremiah the man.
Yirmyahu - Jeremiah was born in the
As we begin to look at this very rather amazing prophet, we will realise that Yirmyahu is very unique among all of the prophets in the Tanach, the Old Covenant. The fact is we know a great deal more about his life than what we know about any other prophet in the blessed Scriptures. Other prophets delivered their oracles without disclosing much about their inner-selves. On the other hand, Yirmyahu laid bare the emotional conflicts of a man who was chosen to be a spokesman of Elohim for this special time in history, for he was much needed at that time!
We know that he suffered much both physically and emotionally, we know that he spent a night in the stocks and was cast into a dungeon, and he was imprisoned on a number of occasions. He even experienced a plot against his life by the people of his very own village. He was ostracised by priests, prophets, civil authorities, as well as the majority of the population for most of his prophetic life. No wonder then that Yirmyahu bewails his fate for he certainly had no desire to be the harbinger of evil, but it was the task that was given to him and so thus he did at times lament his lot.
“Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me, a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent for interest, nor have men lent to me for interest. Every one of them curses me.” Chapter 15:10.
Yirmyahu, much like Moshe - Moses, sought to escape from the call upon his life. He felt that he was too young for the job, which Elohim called him to do. YaHVaH assured him that He would strengthen, guide and protect him throughout his ministry.
“For behold, I have made you this day a fortified city and an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land. They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,’ says YHVH, ‘to deliver you.’” chapter 1:18-19.
YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, knows the heart of those He calls into service and thus He chose one who was still a sixteen-year-old youth to be His voice, and when called he would be speaking out against the evil leaders in Jerusalem and throughout Judah!
What then is the message of Yirmyahu and also that of the prophet of Malachi? Simply this, Elohim, blessed be He, calls His people to …
“Return again unto Me and I will Return unto you.” Malachi 3:7.
He calls His people to return, to repent and to be whole and strong in Him. Elohim, blessed be He, also speaks to us through Yirmyahu - Jeremiah, for He wishes us to listen and to understand Him. He desires to build the faithful in Yahushua and make us strong, for Elohim desires a strong Ekklesia/Fellowship, a strong Body, strong servants, a people bold enough to stand up for the TRUTH of His Word, and strong enough to go out and share the Word and message about our blessed Saviour Yahushua THE Messiah for as the Scriptures states …
“It is by the name of Yahushua the Messiah of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom Elohim raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. He is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:10-12.
We the faithful in Yahushua are to go out with the boldness of Yirmyahu and “Proclaim the Word of Elohim … in Spirit and in TRUTH,” even in the face of danger. Friends, we must let our faith in Elohim override our flesh, for He requires from us Faith, Love, Loyalty and Service! Yirmyahu, as we will learn from this study, was such a man. However, he was also “a man just like us.” This was said of Eliyahu - Elijah by Ya’akov - James who stated,
“Eliyahu - Elijah was a man with a nature like ours,” Ya’akov - James 5:17.
This simply meant that Eliyahu - Elijah, like Yeshayahu - Isaiah and Yirmyahu - Jeremiah, were all men that had the same shortcomings, just like we all have. They felt neither worthy nor fit for the task, however our Elohim, blessed be He, does not necessarily choose those that are fit for the job – No He does not, for He fits them for it. We might well feel that we are not able or capable, but praise Him, HE IS!
Indeed Yirmyahu was YaHVaH’s man for a weak nation, a nation that was weak spiritually and morally. Thus, Elohim sent Yirmyahu to Judah, a people who at the time did not deserve YaHVaH’s love. When reading the Word of Elohim, especially the Book of Shemos - Exodus, we will realise that when Israel was still in bondage in Egypt a large proportion of the Israelites had sadly turned to other god’s and thus had forgotten the Elohim of their fathers Avraham, Yitzchak and Ya’akov (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob).
It was only due to Israel’s great pain of enslavement that “Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto Elohim by reason of the bondage.” (Exodus 2:23). Yet, Israel did not cry out to Elohim in faith, but He did hear them and He remembered His people. We might ask WHY? The truth is this – His love is that great, and He remembers and He NEVER forgets or alters His promises! Baruch YaHVaH Elohim – Bless YaHVaH our Elohim!
However, thank be to the Father, there were still those who remained in faith, such as Moshe’s family and of course many others!
In the days of Yirmyahu the people of Israel had once again become rebellious and many were serving other gods. Had they gone mad and not learned from the past? This time they were not in Egypt but in the Land that their Elohim had given them, the Promised Land, the “Land of milk and honey” they had it all! Whilst Israel was in the wilderness, Elohim, blessed be He, provided them with sustenance. Then under the leadership of Yahushua - Joshua they finally entered their land with great rejoicing. But, after finally settling in the land they soon forgot that Elohim who in the wilderness provided them with their food and all their needs and safety. But now all settled in the land, the people filled with their pride they began to believe that it was they themselves who were the great providers, “For did we not plant own crops and tend to our fields?” Thus they felt, well Elohim did not really provide anything. “We did it all ourselves” and that was the feeling of many. But, there was one thing that they had forgotten for it is YaHVaH Elohim who is the provider of everything, and that includes the rains of blessing. Although Judah no longer deserved the love of the Almighty, yet He showed His love in spite of their terrible sins and thus He sent His prophet Yirmyahu - Jeremiah to deliver His Word and that was a great sign of His never ending Love! But, we need to remember - if they would not heed the warnings there were going to be huge consequences!
As I have already stated, many believers see “Jeremiah as a doom and gloom man.” Sadly, this is the most common perception of him and this is one of the main reasons why so few “christians” and even some of the faithful in Yahushua really wish to identify with him, or even read the book of Yirmyahu - Jeremiah.
Beloved, the Word of Elohim never fails if we listen to those He anoints. Praise YaHVaH Elohim that the Word spoken by Yirmyahu - Jeremiah to Judah still applies today.
Yirmyahu was certainly not a doom and gloom man for throughout his book you will find so many “glimpses of hope” and wonderful “gleams of dawn.” Friends, there are indeed gleams of dawn, hope and above all LOVE in Yirmyahu - Jeremiah.
It was once asked of me at a service, “Show me where Jeremiah is a prophet of hope and love?” The answer in reality is so very simple, thus I said, “Beloved the very fact that Elohim was still speaking to His people considering they had turned their backs on Him, means there is Hope and that Elohim loves them!” That is what I call both Hope and Love! Yes the words Elohim speaks may seem harsh at times and the truth is that the Almighty has to warn His people and thus Yirmyahu had to say in regards to some of the false prophets, “They prophesy a lie to you.” Or say to the priests and false prophets, “you are liars and you are false prophets.” Yet, in spite of these harsh words, the point is, Elohim was still speaking to His people. Only when He stops speaking all hope is gone, for then Elohim will have washed His hands and given up completely on His people.
Thus, the very fact that Yirmyahu continued to speak the Word of Elohim, right up to the destruction of Jerusalem for twenty-three long years proves Elohim’s love for His people. In fact, it was some forty years from when Yirmyahu received his very first Word from the Almighty in 627 BC, being the 13th.year of the reign of King Josiah through to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 587 BC, and if you know and understand the meaning of the number 40 from my other studies, this proves that this was a time of testing. The people of Judah had the opportunity to return to their Elohim and forsake the worship of the pagan god’s, but sadly as we know this call was not heeded to!
Did you realise that YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, had not spoken to the nation for seventy years up until the arrival of Jeremiah? Thus, for all that time there had been no prophet officially proclaiming the Word of YaHVaH Elohim in the land and there had only been the priests and sadly a good number of false prophets.
When this young man, appointed by Elohim began to speak, the famine of Elohim’s Word had finally ceased. Is it not amazing how the Almighty at times chooses young men? Sometimes older men are far too set in their ways, thus when Elohim wishes to speak, He makes a clean sweep and chooses a young man.
As we continue to ponder on Yirmyahu we must marvel at this man’s undying faith and his endurance in His Elohim. Yirmyahu continued to proclaim the Word of Elohim, but sadly most people, especially the priests and prophets of the day sadly would not listen nor heed to Elohim’s call. Year after year Yirmyahu faithfully called on the people of Israel to “return to Elohim” but without much success.
I pray beloved that we who are part of the “Little Flock” in Messiah Yahushua are as strong as this man in YaHVaH, blessed be He, and continue to go forth and share His Word of hope and salvation, even if we do not see the results of the seeds sown. The good news is however that some of the seeds that we sow will take root and they will be fruitful, for our loving Elohim is in control and He will nurture individual hearts. HalleluYAH!
“Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Master, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Master.” 1 Corinthians 15:58.
We will now turn to the two chapters of Yirmyahu - Jeremiah that I have especially chosen for this special study. The reason these two chapters were chosen is that they are what I consider the least known chapters in the Word of Elohim. I am speaking of chapters 25 and 26 in the Book of Yirmyahu - Jeremiah.
The question arises, how many have actually read and seriously studied these two chapters? Amazingly, to date I have not found one person and that includes pastors and ministers who have been able to quote a single verse or any kind of detail contained within these wonderful chapters. And yet, I believe that they are some of the most remarkable chapters you will ever find, for within them is a massive prophetic revelation! I am sure that when you will have finished this study, you will realise how powerful these chapters really are!
There is no doubt these are very powerful Hebraic writings and it certainly does give me a better understanding, that will not been understood by those of the church in general due to their sad lack of Hebrew, and although there are those who seem to know Hebrew, yet they still do not have that deep Hebrew understanding of the Word, thus they will never really understand its fuller and far richer meaning contained in the Word! In addition, the three-points, which are shown at the top of the page, is seldom used, for those who may know some Hebrew, know it having what is known as a Greek mind! However, when I have revealed certain aspects of these chapters, pastors, ministers and the faithful have been richly blessed by what they just learned. Yet, parts of it are obviously common knowledge to Israel, but other parts are sadly still not understood, due to “their blindness in part”!
I can tell you that after I came into faith in 1977 and became a Messianic believer, that YaHVaH Elohim revealed the wonderful fullness and the blessings of His Word and the prophecy contained in these two chapters. Then finally the fullness of His revelations contained in Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 25 and 26 was finally understood, which I had not as a Hebrew, for there were parts that were missing then, for I was blinded until I came to know Yahushua as my Saviour!
Yet sadly the Book of Yirmyahu - Jeremiah remains greatly neglected by so many for most feel that the book is just too big and negative, thus I hear so many “christians” say regarding Yirmyahu - Jeremiah, “Is God not the God of love?” I feel sorry for those who think and speak like this, for they simply have no understanding of the character of the Almighty, who is the Creator of heaven and earth. They sadly really just do NOT know the real Father in Heaven and thus they miss out on all the blessings from YaHVaH Elohim of love in these writings, for it is in these neglected areas of the Word where you will discover revelations containing a powerful and a wonderful and an uplifting and a loving message!
However, for those who are so misguided, I pray that after this study you will remember many of the blessed and loving features in these two wonderful chapters in the book of YaHVaH’s faithful servant – Yirmyahu - Jeremiah!.
We will now read Chapter 25 verse 1 and then all of chapter 26.
Chapter 25 - verse 1.
“The word came to Yirmyahu - Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Yehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, which was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.”
Chapter 26 - verses 1-24.
“Early in the reign of Yehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, this word came from YHVH: “This is what YHVH says: Stand in the courtyard of YHVH's house and speak to all the people of the towns of Judah who come to worship in the house of YHVH. Tell them everything I command you; do not omit a word. Perhaps they will listen and each will turn from his evil way. Then I will relent and not bring on them the disaster I was planning because of the evil they have done. Say to them, ‘This is what YHVH says: If you do not listen to me and follow my law, which I have set before you, and if you do not listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I have sent to you again and again (though you have not listened), then I will make this house like Shiloh and this city an object of cursing among all the nations of the earth.’
The priests, the prophets and all the people heard Yirmyahu - Jeremiah speak these words in the house of YHVH. But as soon as Yirmyahu - Jeremiah finished telling all the people everything YHVH had commanded him to say, the priests, the prophets and all the people seized him and said, “You must die! Why do you prophesy in YHVH's name that this house will be like Shiloh and this city will be desolate and deserted?” And all the people crowded around Yirmyahu - Jeremiah in the house of YHVH. When the officials of Judah heard about these things, they went up from the royal palace to the house of YHVH and took their places at the entrance of the New Gate of YHVH's house. Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and all the people, “This man should be sentenced to death because he has prophesied against this city. You have heard it with your own ears!” Then Yirmyahu - Jeremiah said to all the officials and all the people: “YHVH sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the things you have heard. Now reform your ways and your actions and obey YHVH your Elohim. Then YHVH will relent and not bring the disaster he has pronounced against you. As for me, I am in your hands; do with me whatever you think is good and right. Be assured, however, that if you put me to death, you will bring the guilt of innocent blood on yourselves and on this city and on those who live in it, for in truth YHVH has sent me to you to speak all these words in your hearing.”
Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, “This man should not be sentenced to death! He has spoken to us in the name of YHVH our Elohim.” Some of the elders of the land stepped forward and said to the entire assembly of people, “Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. He told all the people of Judah, “This is what YHVH Almighty says: ‘Zion will be ploughed like a field; Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.’ Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah fear YHVH and seek his favour? And did not YHVH relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!”
Now Uriah son of Shemaiah from Kiriath Jearim was another man who prophesied in the name of YHVH; he prophesied the same things against this city and this land as Yirmyahu - Jeremiah did. When King Yehoiakim and all his officers and officials heard his words, the king sought to put him to death. But Uriah heard of it and fled in fear to Egypt. King Yehoiakim, however, sent Elnathan son of Acbor to Egypt, along with some other men. They brought Uriah out of Egypt and took him to King Yehoiakim, who had him struck down with a sword and his body thrown into the burial place of the common people. Furthermore, Ahikam son of Shaphan supported Yirmyahu - Jeremiah, and so he was not handed over to the people to be put to death.”
Beloved, we are obviously dealing with what is for so many a little known Scripture. However, I pray that very soon that you will have a new understanding of Yirmyahu and what our ever-loving Elohim is saying to us, and to you personally in particular today!
It may seem that these chapters may not contain many quotable quotes and that there are few remembered details for that matter. However, there are many blessed and fascinating details in these chapters, and you will find them if we only take a little prayerful time with them. But then, that is what this study is all about!
However, did you notice anything very interesting at the beginning of both chapters?” To be honest, when you read the first verse of both chapters 25 and 26, I pray that you may have noted something rather odd in relation to them. I was going to highlight them, but I wanted to see if you would find it?
Let us first look at chapter 25 verse 1;
“The Word that came to Yirmyahu concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Yehoiakim.”
Now look at chapter 26, verse 1, and remember that this is the next chapter, but this time it reads;
“In the beginning of the reign of Yehoiakim … came this Word from YHVH.”
In other words, in the next chapter (26) it was the first year, the start of his reign! The strange fact is that these two chapters seem to have been placed the wrong way around, but are they?
Thus chapter 26: 1 states; “… in the beginning of the reign,” but chapter 25:1 says, “In the forth year of the reign.” We might ask, “Why were they placed in that order?” Could it be that the Hebrew’s (Israelites) with the guidance of Elohim knew how to write and make a particular point that had a great meaning?”
Well let’s face it; if you take a Hebrew book, what you think is the back cover I have news for you, it is not, for it is the front cover! Hebrew books commence what you would call the back. In addition Hebrew is written from the right to the left. You may think that this is very strange, but certainly not if you are a Hebrew and let's face it, “if the Children of Israel, write from the RIGHT, how can Israel be possibly WRONG? You cannot be right and wrong at the same time. And, let’s face it, “who was the very first to write anyway?” Sorry, that is my only Hebrew joke for this study. “Please no more” I hear you say. I promise this is my first and last Hebrew joke!
But, what all this really means, is, that Elohim and His Hebrew thinking and thought is completely different to the Greek and Gentile minds and that is why so many scholars simply do not fully understand what Almighty is saying to the Children of Israel in so much of the Scriptures and also many things that occurred during the time our beloved Saviour was with us, for let us be completely honest, He was a Hebrew of Hebrew’s, from the House of David and He went to the Synagogues on the Sabbath’s. In addition He celebrated all the Feasts of His Father, as did His Apostles all of their lives. Therefore it is sad that the church scholars neither read nor understood the Hebrew Word, which is due to them having a Greek mind and understanding, and therefore the many errors!
Beloved, YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, meant for these chapters to be placed in this order for a very specific reason. How can I best illustrate this? Let me do this with the following analogy.
A medical student in a college learns medicine on theory. As example, he is taught to think forward. He is told about a certain germ, which causes a certain disease, which then causes certain symptoms. That is called “logical progression.”
However when he is a doctor in his own practice, do you think he diagnoses his patients in this manner. No he does not. Possibly, he has become more Hebraic in his thinking, for he has begun to think more practically. For now he begins with the symptoms and then works back to the disease and then he will detect the cause.
It is for these very reasons that these chapters were placed, or stacked if you wish, in this rather unusual way. Hebrew is a very practical language and it is not so much concerned with the theory, but with practice.
Therefore, in the Word of Elohim, especially in Yirmyahu, you will often find the effect described before the cause. The verdict is given before the evidence. This is what is happening in these chapters.
Let us briefly recap: 1. The effect is described before the cause – 2. The verdict is given before the evidence.
I wish to state again that chapter 25 deals with a time when the situation was completely hopeless. At that stage, there was no reversing the tragedy that was going to happen in the future, being the invasion by Babylon. Tragically chapter 26 reveals the cause of their hopelessness for the Children of Israel refused to heed to the Word of Elohim as given to them by His anointed servant Yirmyahu.
I wish I could say that chapter 25 was never written, for that chapter is the crucial chapter in relation to the future of Judah. If chapter 25 could only be wiped out, how different things would be. The same can be said about the warnings found in the books of Daniel as well as those things in the book of Revelation relating to the “Wrath of YaHVaH Elohim,” which will smite the earth in the near future. Why? Because the evil world today is going astray and the people around the globe, just as it was at the time Yirmyahu – Jeremiah, simply refuse to hear, or heed to the Word of Elohim which so clearly states … “Return to Me.” It is time, just like the days of Yirmyahu – Jeremiah that we must hear and act upon the truth of His Word, for Yahushua is the Word who was from the beginning by whom all things were created!
Elohim is warning His people and He is saying the very same thing today, “Listen to Me. That which I say I have warned you that will be done, I will do.” Above all, I pray that those in the churches reading this will heed to the Almighty, for everyone must hear and heed to His Word, for sadly there are far too many sermon tasters out there, who hear the Word, but so sadly they just never act on what they have learned. They do not heed on the Word that Elohim speaks to them through those He has chosen, and I will tell you, it will be to your determent, unless you repent and take in His Word and do as He asks of you, no matter what! Do not let spiritual Babylon destroy your life, just because you did not heed His Word, or are lost in manmade traditionalism, which is the huge curse found in the greater dogmatic and traditional church!
At the beginning of chapter 26 we are told that Yehoiakim had just commenced his reign of Judah. With a new leader on the throne, there is an opportunity for a change for the better, an opportunity for a new direction. A new leader always inspires hope for a better prospect of life and with this new king, maybe he, like some of his forefathers will return to his Elohim. Should this be the case conditions should improve? Beloved, just study the Word; whenever the royal household and the people are faithful, the land flourishes. However, when ungodliness fills the land, the nation and the people suffer.
“Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, its kings and its princes, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, a hissing, and a curse.” Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 25:18.
“We have not obeyed the voice of YHVH our Elohim, to walk in His Torah (Law), which He set before us by His servants the prophets. Yes, all Israel has transgressed Your Torah, and has departed so as not to obey Your voice; therefore the curse and the oath written in the Torah of Moses the servant of Elohim have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against Him. And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke against us and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster; for under the whole heaven such has never been done as what has been done to Jerusalem.” Daniel 9:10-12.
Let us now turn to the message of Yirmyahu - Jeremiah. May we learn much as we venture into the Word delivered to Judah!
Yirmyahu - Jeremiah spoke to the people of Judah at a gathering in Jerusalem, in other words he was using the best available media of his day. Today it would be radio, TV and the Internet, for today we have satellites soaring high above broadcasting direct to the entire world all at the same time. However, in Yirmyahu - Jeremiah’s day the best media was an assembly of people.
As the nation at large was living in sin Yirmyahu boldly delivered the Word that YaHVaH Elohim had given him. However, he must have realised that by speaking out in this manner he was placing his life in severe danger. For I am sure that we should all be well aware that the Word of Elohim can be divisive, as individuals will either accept, or reject it. Those who reject the Word, as history proves, will often react violently and do the most drastic things.
However, there is also a healing element in the Word of Elohim, for the Spirit of Elohim will touch and heal those who listen and heed to His Word. HalleluYAH. However, sadly those that hear and heed to the Word of Elohim is less than ˝% and that includes those that will have read this study in the past or delivered as a message at somewhere, I pray that those now be reading this will be touched by the love of Elohim and heed to His Word and be changed! However, I am greatly saddened by the truth that so few have not gone on with their spiritual life, just as Israel did not hear what the Father was saying to them, and these men and women are sadly stuck in their ways of traditions, and ways of business, life style and families life all seems controlled everything, even their walk with their beloved Messiah, who laid down His life for them!
“Heavenly Father, I pray in the most blessed Name of Messiah Yahushua that all who are reading this blessed, and yes your loving study, will be touched by You O YaHVaH Elohim, by your most blessed Word of truth and the teaching that you have given in the Word regarding this wonderful prophet. I pray Father that they all will act on Your Word as they read this study today. Please touch their hearts Father, by the moving of the Ruach HaKodesh - Sanctified Spirit! I pray this in Yahushua our Messiah in His most precious and Sanctified Name. HalleluYAH”
Please Note: Before I continue, let me tell you that very soon, I will be revealing something that you will never have heard before, and that is a very powerful Word that came through the Tzefanyah – Zephaniah the prophet. Believe me, you do not want to miss this, for it contains some very powerful revelations that you will not soon forget, thus make sure that you read it very carefully, if not print it out and keep it handy as a reference!
The Word shows us that Yirmyahu faced many villainous prophets that spoke words of false comfort and assurance. And I am well aware that in these days, just as Yahushua warned us, there are those in so many “churches” who only utter words of comfort and assurance and they are working on the emotions of individuals with promises of great blessings of health and wealth with improved finances heading their way. These preachers and modern day prophets, who are completely out of step with the Elohim’s Scriptures utter continual words of comfort and assurance, just as it was in the days of Yirmyahu. The result being, they kept those that followed them, dependent on them, but above all they also keep them spiritually weak and thus they are always open to outside attack and Satan is always at the ready for these poor souls, and sadly I have seen far too many tragedies come out of those vile roller-coaster Pentecostal and other charismatic style churches with ministries that tend to be named after their leader or preachers! Now if you follow a ministry named after its pastor or its leader, be assured you are following a work that is NOT the work of the Father, but a work of the self and one that always entails obtaining money, and be assured that this work always points to the man, and not to our Messiah, although they operate on countless false miracles, and although they preach “Jesus,” you will never hear the word “repentance” in their act, and that is all it is! But, they will wear Versace Suits, Drive the most expensive cars and fly in one of their private jets around the world, whilst they stay in Presidential suites in 5 star hotels and at home live in multi million dollar homes!
Beloved in Messiah I am well aware that this has been a tough study so far, for I have covered some hard subjects, but you must deal with these things as we come towards these the latter days, for we are living in an evil world, with wicked politicians, a world that now freely accepts homosexuality and allows them to have babies and in some places even get married. Then the greenies are even controlling some governments, such as in Australia, where they hold the balance of power in the senate. Worldwide there are new laws that are beyond belief. And the ultra right wing evil is becoming more and more evident in parts of Europe. The hatred of Jews is growing as many of a disillusioned younger generation who are looking for something new are converting and becoming Muslim’s, whilst the Muslim’s are spreading their presence in every country and even demanding in some cases to have the extreme Islamic “Sharia Law” accepted, what next! Whilst all this is happening, countries are finding that criminality is worsening, for more and more murders are occurring daily, robberies by the dozen each day, elderly people bashed and even killed by children, pure evil now walks the streets daily and people no longer feel safe to walk down the street or ride on a train. Life has changed so much that the world has become like a prison for many and they spend more time in their homes that are more like a prison, as they have doors with double, if not triple locks with grills on the windows and security systems installed! Thus, beloved, times are urgent for I am sure that you know that the world is out of control and that it will get much worse, and the faithful in Yahushua must be ready and stand strong in YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name!
The truth is as we head towards the coming of our beloved Saviour, you are either a servant of Yahushua THE Messiah, or you are not, it is simple as that. For those of the Faithful in Him, all we can ask is be more like Jeremiah and let us stand fast in our faith, being brave and strong in Him, for He will never desert you!
YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, does not want a weak Ekklesia/Fellowship (a gathering of the called-out ones) He needs a strong and determined Body, doing all He asks of us. Messiah Yahushua wishes us to seek the things of the Spirit (Ruach) and not those things that are of the world!
Beloved, this is the key of what Elohim, blessed be He, taught me during a retreat in the historic gold mining town of Adelong in New South Wales, Australia, back on June 15, 1998.
“Be ready to give your all unto Me whenever I call.”
And beloved, our lives in Yahushua must not be based on “What can the Father do for me,” which seems very much the formula offered by most modern day prophets and preachers, but it should be “What I can give and do for my Master and Saviour!” Praise Him, for Yahushua the Messiah has already given us His all, when He sacrificed His life for us and shed His precious blood to redeem all who believe and repented from their sins and were immersed in water.
Beloved, Elohim’s Words are challenging and here we will see Yirmyahu - Jeremiah challenging the entire nation as he said …
“Before you entered this land, you received the Torah (Law) of Elohim. Ever since entering you have had prophets of Elohim sent to remind you to keep it, but you did not. You cannot plead ignorance, you can only admit disobedience. You knew how you had to live. You had the Torah and the prophets before you came into this land, but you have not listened nor did you heed.” 26: 4 and 5 Paraphrased.
Around the same time, there was another prophet and his name was Tzefanyah - Zephaniah. He also spoke a powerful Word from Elohim, and said,
“Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city.” Tzefanyah - Zephaniah 3:1.
What a sad and a tragic statement that was, and yes Elohim was speaking about His beloved City Jerusalem. But here it is a city that was styled as being a “filthy, polluted and an oppressing city.”
Did you realise that there is so much teaching in this one verse alone, that it is simply astounding! This verse contains three vital words, that have very important meanings that would have meant a great deal to the Hebrews and they were shocking indeed!
The Hebrew word for “Filthy” is “Moreah.” This word is derived from the root “Marah” which is more correctly translated as “Rebellious.” What Zephaniah was saying, the Children of Judah were rebellious against YaHVaH Elohim and were behaving in a vile and abhorrent way.
The word “Polluted” in Hebrew is “Ga’al” which also means, “Defiled.” This same word is found in Isaiah chapter 59 Verse 3. “For your hands are defiled (Ga’al) with blood.” Judah was filthy in rebellion and polluted or defiled, with their hands stained with blood. Elohim’s chosen people had once again turned their backs on their Creator and were guilty of making sacrifices to other gods.
Poor Jerusalem, the City of Peace in Zephaniah is now called in the Word as being “the oppressing city.” The word “The Oppressing” in the Hebrew is “Ha’Yonah,” which also means “Violent” and “Maltreated” or “Ill-treated.” The Children of Israel had abused the City of YaHVaH.
“Ga’al” – “Defiled – “Covered.”
It is important for us to realise that the word “Ga'al” has another meaning in the Hebrew. As we come to understand the fullness of this word, I pray that you will be richly blessed by the blessed revelation, which is to be found in this study.
In Shemos - Exodus chapter 6 the word “Ga'al” is also used, however you will be greatly surprised that there it is translated totally differently than in Tzefanyah - Zephaniah. In Shemos - Exodus 6 it is translated as “Redeemed” or “Rescued,” being “Covered.” In fact, it is the very first time the word “Ga'al” appears in the Word of Elohim. Yet, in Tzefanyah - Zephaniah, “Ga’al” is not translated as “Redeemed” but as “Polluted.”
You might ask “How can this be?” The fact is beloved, to correctly understand the word redeemed, we have to realise the following. To be redeemed is to be “covered” or “surrounded” with a protective care. Thus when the word “Ga’al” is used in the correct tense, we are redeemed with a total covering and protection, for Messiah Yahushua is our covering. Praise Elohim!
Whoever believes in Yahushua as the Messiah, and has repented of their sins have the assurance that the shed blood of the Lamb, totally “Covers,” and cleanses us from our sins. However, when this same word is used in the negative tense it represents a covering of evil. Thus, it is either a covering of good or a covering of evil as it is the case in Tzefanyah - Zephaniah. The children of Israel, living in Jerusalem had their hands “polluted,” or “stained,” - “covered” in blood, said YaHVaH Elohim through His prophet Tzefanyah - Zephaniah.
It certainly was a tragic situation for the nation of Judah to find herself in. This is the same situation that Yirmyahu faced, a city full of evil, being led by many false priests as well as false prophets, and sadly we are in the same situation right now in the 21st.century for tragically once again men have come forth from within cults and yes even in certain Pentecostal and Charismatic churches who have claimed to be prophets and some have a range of prophecies, that they have “been in heaven,” others have “spoken with Jesus” and they all claim that they are prophets and give prophecies, etc! I can tell you that they are liars and men of Satan, for Satan is out to deceive the whole world! Thus as I have said, we are living much in the days as Judah was at the time YaHVaH sent His Man for a Weak Nation!
We have already learned a great deal from the two chapters of Yirmyahu – Jeremiah 25 and 26, or should that be the other way around? But now Yirmyahu continues with YaHVaH’s message with a word of hope!
“If so they will hearken and turn every man from his evil ways that I may repent of the evil which I propose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.”
Yirmyahu - Jeremiah said “if.” Beloved, this little word “if” is really good news, for it means that the statement is conditional. It also means that it is a prediction and that it could go either way for it all depends on the hearer’s reaction to the Word of Elohim.
It clearly states that IF “with this new king please listen and repent then YHVH our Elohim will repent.” Some have asked me in the past is it possible for Elohim to repent?” Or should I say, can Elohim change His mind?
Well let me ask you a question; “Do you believe that prayer can change things and that miracles can and have happened?” Well, I am sure that the vast majority will say yes, for indeed prayer, especially if you have prayed correctly in the Name of Yahushua, in addition, it has been clearly recorded in the Word that Messiah and His Apostles and during the past 2,000 years many healings and other miracles have occurred in His Name. Faith and prayer changes people, but did you realise that our prayer can also change Elohim’s mind?
This is a wonderful revelation for the truth is that we can change Elohim’s mind in relation to the punishments that He must enforce upon the sinful. Our prayers and intercession can bring the sinful to Messiah Yahushua and then Elohim forgives them, and He will repent and change His mind of what He would have done had they had not returned unto faith. Some have difficulty with this notion however remember Moses’ appeal to YaHVaH at Mt Sinai. Remember that YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, was extremely angry with the Children of Israel for they had made and worshipped the golden calf and Elohim wanted to utterly destroy them completely. However, Moshe prayed and interceded on their behalf for forty days and nights (please note the duration for this timing is important) and he sought Elohim to forgive them. Praise YaHVaH our Elohim for His loving mercy, for He did just that. This proves that YaHVaH, blessed Be He, is indeed an Elohim of great love and one who will change His mind and listen to His faithful servants!
“If you will listen, if you will amend your ways and doings, if you will put things right, then Elohim will repent, change His mind. Only then will YHVH not bring that disaster upon you, which is on the way because of your disobedience” Paraphrased.
Yirmyahu - Jeremiah’s message was so simple, “Repent of your sins and Elohim will repent of the punishment that is due.”
We live in a glorious freedom, for we can choose the outcome of our lives. We are free to choose, for we are not puppets on a string being controlled. What is your choice? Life in the Kingdom of Elohim, apart from this there is only one other alternative as stated so very clearly in the Word.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of Elohim is eternal life in Messiah Yahushua our Master.” Romans 6: 23.
Therefore, beloved, it should be a simple decision. However it is not so for the majority as following the one and only YaHVaH Elohim and Messiah Yahushua does not come naturally, not even for christians as the vast majority are bound by the Roman pagan traditions and then there is a world who are suckers for wild and evil music that are these days combined with some of the most evil and sexual videos, movies of bloody and wicked, if not just Satanic violence and complete immorality, and then there are those suckers for the bright lights of the casinos and desiring all that glitters in the world and money, and they will do anything to get it!
Then for some “christians,” their church does not glitter enough, thus they bring worldly glitter into it, in order to make it, as they believe, more palatable for “lost souls to come.” Thus these days they have what is more like a Rock’n’Roll band and what is so sad that many of the musicians are covered with piercings and tattoos all over their bodies. Yet these men and women play their very loud music, and believe me all you have to do is look at His blessed Word, Elohim will not honour the things that belong to the darkness. The Word of Elohim clearly state;
“What fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion has light with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14.
Again, “You are all the children of light and the children of the day we are not of the night, nor of darkness”.” 1 Thessalonians 5:5.
We need the warning that our Saviour gave to Yochanan – John in the book of Revelation, when speaking about that harlot church of Babylon, being Rome and sadly the protestant churches are considered as the harlot daughters, for although they did decide to get rid of certain Roman doctrines, but tragically they held onto well over 60% of the erroneous ones! Thus they are also being warned!
“Come out of her, My people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven.” Revelation 18:4-5.
I pray, beloved that your Ekklesia/fellowship worships in the actual Name of Messiah and is filled with things befitting Messiah Yahushua who is our bright and shinning light! Did He not clearly say “Ask it in MY (actual) Name!”
In verse 3, Yirmyahu delivers the Word of Elohim, which first speaks of their sinful past and then he warns them of the future. Yirmyahu - Jeremiah then states, that the present can change the future, if Judah will only mould into shape. I am sure we are all aware of the potter and the clay as related in Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 18:1 to 7 & 19 and 19:1, 2 & 11.
“Then I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make” Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 18:3-4.
The question I wish to pose at this time is this … “Who has charge over the vessel, the potter or the clay?” We know that the potter in general represents YaHVaH our Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name!
But to answer this, let me tell you that a very long time ago I took up pottery as a hobby and made many hand built pieces. I remember well that when I took the clay and commenced to build something, for instance a tall vase, sometimes it ended up being a stubby round vase or even a bowl.
Let me explain. Just like us, clay has a free will. Its outcome is often based on a number of conditions, such as moisture and air temperature. I remember well that at times it turned into a totally different shape than I originally desired it to be. Thus, I must say, the clay can have considerable charge over the vessel, and not always the potter. And as I have already indicated we are certainly not puppets hanging on a string being controlled by our Heavenly Father, for we do make our own decisions! Indeed, Elohim, blessed be He, is the creator of the clay, but He has given us the freedom to mould into the kind of shape He desires us to be. Yet some will simply not mould to the potter’s design.
Let me give an example based on the life of a believer: A man who at the age of twenty-seven received a call to enter into ministry, but he does not take up the call and continues with his regular life as usual and remains a good and a faithful one at his fellowship. However, later in his life, now aged forty-three, he does accept a renewed call and he goes forth and shares the living Word of YaHVaH Elohim and teaches that Yahushua is THE Messiah.
Now I will ask the question; Will this man be the same vessel, the same shape as if he had gone out to do the Elohim’s work aged twenty-seven? Will his vessel contain the same volume? No, of course not for he will not have touched as many lives and he will be a very different shape to the one he could have been had he gone out when he was called aged twenty-seven!
The Word clearly states that … “One star differs from another star in glory.” (1 Corinthians 15:41). YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, creates the clay, but the clay determines the outcome. And we could say that Elohim is saying through Yirmyahu - Jeremiah …
“Mould into the shape I desire you to be, for then you will be beautiful, you will be perfect in Me.”
Let us shape up and be the vessel Elohim desires us to be! Elohim so much desired to mould the children of Israel in a special and wonderful way. However, they would not mould into the shape He desired. Just like my vase that would not turn into the shape I wished it to be, so I cut off the offending part which I threw away, and duly turned the main part of the body into a bowl. If Israel had shaped up right there and then, Elohim would have changed His mind. This does not mean that Elohim is inconsistent. No, Elohim is consistent with His character, which is His righteousness. Meaning, if His people will not listen to Him, He must punish them, for He had warned them back in the wilderness. However, if they shape up He would forgive them. Praise Elohim He never changes His character. The Elohim of the Tanach, the Old Covenant and the Elohim of the Brit Chadashah, the New Covenant is the same Elohim. He is an Elohim of righteousness, love, mercy, anger, and yes of wrath for the Word says so.
Tragically so many “christians” only teach about the Elohim of love, which is only one part of the character of Elohim. We must not forget that Elohim is our Father, and a father at times must lovingly punish his children with an outstretched hand.
As we think of Messiah Yahushua, the question arises, was He just meek and mild? Beloved, believe me, He certainly was not! For as the Word clearly proves that with Yahushua there would be no compromise whatsoever and we will remember how He showed His anger!. Indeed, our Saviour Yahushua was certainly loving, merciful and above all, He was always just, like His Father in heaven. But if we look at the Word, we will find that Yahushua often spoke in a way that in the modern way of thinking would be considered as rather harsh. Remember it was our Messiah who said … “Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites … serpents, brood of vipers” (Matthew 23: 29 & 33). OK, they deserved it, for what He said was the truth!
Yahushua even rebuked His own Apostles with words such as … “You of little faith” and to Shime’on – Peter He said;
“Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God.” Mattityahu - Matthew 16:23.
Now, this statement can hardly be called as being nice or complimentary, but our Messiah, like His Father, was honest, direct, and perfect in every way! YaHVaH our Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, is an Elohim of righteousness, love, mercy, anger, and wrath for indeed the character of our heavenly Father is the same yesterday, today and forever! Elohim is above all just, which is His Holiness. He is the Elohim of love and mercy, He is our Father in Heaven who will correct us if need be.
Some in the church, like Israel so long ago, do not like the teachings of Yirmyahu - Jeremiah and that includes those who have been called of by Elohim to warn this age. Sadly, I have heard christians say, “Jeremiah is just too negative. He simply can’t see the good things that are happening.” If you feel this way, then you are so far out of step with our heavenly Father and His Only Begotten Son, I feel sorry for you and you need prayer!
Beloved, we need to heed to the Word of Elohim and those He uses to bring a Word from Him, especially during these the “Latter Days.” Yirmyahu said, “If you will not return unto Me this house, the Temple and the whole of this city will be destroyed. It will be ruined and desolate.” Beloved, be warned we are living in an evil and dangerous times, and you better start listening to the Almighty in and through the Ruach HaKodesh – the Sanctified Spirit right now, before it is too late!
We must understand that the people regarded the Temple in Jerusalem much like some children regard their security blanket. Whilst it was there, the people believed that “we are safe, for Elohim protects us.” Thus the people believed, as long they could see the Temple they were safe and they knew that the nations round about were very afraid of this huge building, for these nations had all “heard” of the great power of the Elohim of Israel. Now, does that not amaze you that the people were resting and trusting their Temple, which was let’s face it, the House of YaHVaH Elohim, the Elohim of the Children of Israel, thus they seem to know their Elohim whenever they needed Him. Yet they were still worshipping pagan gods and rejecting their Elohim! It is just like all those ungodly atheists and others will pray and suddenly know Him when a plane start bouncing around for a while, high up in the sky!
In the Temple, the priests were performing all the usual rituals, whilst the false prophets spoke words of comforting assurance and greatly opposed the words that Yirmyahu had spoken, even though he had been appointed by the Almighty. The attitude of Judah was “why worry, all these other prophets are saying ‘all is well.’ And this Yirmyahu must be a madman, and who is he anyway?” How I know that feeling well!
This is just precisely what most of the Jewish people living in Germany said when they were told of the impending dangers that lay ahead of them.
“What rubbish is this, for nothing will
happen to us for are we not good and trustworthy Germans, and did our fathers
not fight valiantly in the Great War? Herr Hitler knows that we are
Germany’s leading scientists, doctors, surgeons, movie stars, poets,
author’s and musicians and hold positions of authority.
Again, just like in the days of Jeremiah, the Jewish people would not listen, and what happened, 6 million of them, men, women and little children were murdered in icy cold blood. And sadly I must remind you that Adolph Hitler had an ancient ally, which he had found in the writings of Martin Luther!
In 1543 Martin
his latest book entitled “Von den Juden
The front cover of Martin Luther’s book -
“Jews should then be placed under one roof … and set fire to their synagogues, schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever that will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them. This is to be done in honour of our Lord and of Christendom, so that God might see that we are Christians.”
“Therefore be on your guard against the Jews, knowing that wherever they have their synagogues, nothing is found but a den of devils in which sheer self-glory, conceit, lies, blasphemy, and defaming of God and men are practiced most maliciously and veheming his eyes on them.”
Hitler quoted this book during his speeches for it gave him the authority, for if the founder of the Lutheran church as well as the founder of all Protestantism has a recipe to annihilate all the Jew’s from the face of the earth, then obviously, Hitler must be the chosen one to do it!
In the days of Noach, when he commenced to build the ark, the people would not believe the warning either, and laughed and sneered at him. Of course, they were being told of a great flood that was to come, but it had never rained, for Elohim provided the dew and moisture as required during the night and morning. The very first rain ever on this earth was the flood rains! Thus the maddening crowds cried out in unbelief …
“That mad man. He believes it is going to rain and that there is going to be a flood. A flood of rain he says. What is rain? We have never heard of it? And just look at that big boat he is building, how will he ever get it to the water?” (Paraphrased),
People simply refused to heed the warnings that were given to them from the Almighty via the faithful Noach, but suddenly it was too late and the rains came and it devoured them all, for finally YaHVaH Elohim did exactly what He had said He would do! Thus the point is that we should listen to Him!
Beloved, I pray that we are listening, for it is vital that we and the world understand this truth in relation to Elohim’s most Sanctified Word, especially those He gave through His prophets, YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, said what He meant, and He meant what He said. As the rains poured down and the earth flooded, the multitudes wished they were on that great boat that they could see floating away from them as they tragically drowned.
Today, so many have sadly been deceived by the evil one. Even through their pastors, priests and teachers, all due to the pagan god worshipping Roman Popes and false so-called greater church leaders who lived in palaces and dripping in gold and precious jewels. Although Messiah gave a clear message about “Love your enemies” yet Popes still went forth to war killing countless innocents with their own hands with what “a sword,” yet Messiah clearly stated …
“For all who draw the sword will die by the sword.” Mattityahu – Matthew 26: 52.
Beloved, those who will not believe and act on the Word of YaHVaH Elohim, especially regarding the impending doom that will befall them if they do not “repent” and “return” to Elohim.
So long ago, we know that the Children of Israel were holding onto that security blanket, but YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, was going to do which He had said that He would do, and He would even allow His Dwelling Place in the midst of the people, His Temple to be utterly destroyed. Why would He allow this?
The truth is as follows. The power of Elohim is, and never was in a building, be it a temple, a cathedral, or a church, for here on earth the power of the loving Elohim has always been within His people. The presence of Elohim is not to be found in a religious building or a monument. Nor in the fact, that Elohim founded the City of Jerusalem. It is the relationship of the people living in the City with their Elohim. It is our relationship with our blessed Creator what really counts, for the building was always the desire of man and never a part of Elohim’s requirements or needs!
However, we have now come to a most amazing part of the study and I believe that this part will really lift you up, and it is full of blessed teaching and very different to what has preceded.
Yes beloved, we have covered so much and there has been some really heavy material so far! But IF you have reached this far, then you are about to be richly blessed!
According to the vast majority of priests, prophets and the people of Judah the message that Yirmyahu had given them was not only treason, but to them it was sacrilege. “How dare this man talk about our Temple like that?”
We have to remember, regardless of Israel’s state of rebellion the Temple still stood as Israel’s symbol of strength and it had long been their powerful symbol of security to the outside world. Immediately the priests and false prophets plotted how to have Yirmyahu put to death. Now think about that, for is that not really interesting? But I will get back to that question, thus let us continue.
If you read the details of their accusations you will clearly note that they somehow managed to change what Yirmyahu had actually said, and thus they based their accusations on a fabrication, and they believed that they had a case for capital punishment, yes they would be victorious and Yirmyahu would die and they can have a feast!
Please note: this anointed man of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, who was a true and just prophet was accused by men, who were all “religious” leaders. Yes beloved, they were the priests, pastors and ministers of their day, and these so-called men of Elohim were in reality led by Satan, just like it is today, for so many of these men are sadly misled and teach not the truth of Elohim, like it was in the days we are looking at!
But the religious leaders falsely accused this faithful prophet and called for his death. These “religious” people took their case before the civil authorities, being the Royal Court and demanded Yirmyahu to be sentenced to death.
Now beloved, think about it, does this not remind you of another event that took place at a much later date, an event that would change the course of world history?
The truth is, what was happening to Yirmyahu - Jeremiah would so tragically happen all over again some six hundred years later as corrupt priests the Pharisees, unbelievable but true, men who were the spiritual leaders of that day, also falsely accused another blessed One who was sent by YaHVaH Elohim, being our beloved Messiah Yahushua our Saviour! Just like the priests in the days of Yirmyahu, they also took their case to the civil authority and demanded Him to be put to death!
Right here in the writings of Yirmyahu we see the prequel event, the prophetic, but it would be different and we will soon see why.
Beloved, right here in the very heart of a chapter that is not read by many in faith, and almost not at all in the greater Church we see the arrest, accusation and trial of Yirmyahu, which we now realise is a representation, a picture, a shadow of that what was going to happen to Yahushua our beloved Messiah in the future. As we ponder this, I pray that you are gaining much from this study on Yirmyahu!
The question is this: “What made the religious authorities so fearful about the words that Yirmyahu had spoken?” The answer is simple: “Their security.” The fact is their jobs rested on his words. This man of sent by Elohim was not challenging the Temple, but the livelihood of these wicked priests and so-called prophets. Therefore, they rapidly laid charges against him and went to the princes of the court to stop him speaking out any further. They had to shut him up fast to save their precious jobs, and thus they demanded,
“Kill him, what right have you to say in the name of YHVH, that He will destroy this Temple, like the one at Shiloh. How dare you say that Jerusalem will be destroyed and without survivors. What right do you have?” (Paraphrased).
The truth is friends that was not what Yirmyahu had said at all. For what he did say was “IF.”
Their twisted minds turned what was a Conditional prediction into an Absolute one. They claimed Yirmyahu had said that, “The Temple and city will fall.”
No, he said nothing of the kind. What he did say, if we carefully read the Word, “If you amend your ways you will keep it.” Why did they not place the condition in their charge? Because they realised that Yirmyahu was not prophesising against the Temple and the city but against them, the false priests and prophets, just like the liars in the churches to day, priests, pastors and teachers, many who know the truth, but dare not tell the truth for they will lose their job. More on this later.
Remember as they brought Yahushua our Messiah to trial, they said the same thing.
“We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this Temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.’” Markus - Mark 14:58.
Yahushua had been speaking about a person, in this case, with “the Temple of His body” (Yochanan - John 2 18-21). This was a concept they simply did not understand, thus they twisted His words and believed they had a good case to convict Him and applied the death penalty. Here we see identical trials in the Word, one with Yirmyahu and the other of our beloved Saviour the Messiah Yahushua so many years later.
In this Scripture, we notice that Yirmyahu was in court without any defence, again just like Messiah who was also not given any defence. The accusers in both situations said the same thing, “You have heard it from his own lips, he deserves to die.” There was no doubt that Yirmyahu had spoken to Judah with a prophet’s boldness.
We should also remember the time that when Yirmyahu was first called he was just a teenager at sixteen years of age, and he was a rather nervous young man. Now after almost nineteen years as a prophet we see him as a strong man and a true servant of the Elohim of Avraham, Yitzchak (Isaac), and Ya’akov (Jacob). Yirmyahu in the Name of YaHVaH Elohim declares the following …
“Do to me what you feel is good and right. But I remind you, if you put me to death you will be murderers because I came to you in truth in the Name of YHVH ... Do to me what you like.”
How bold this once nervous prophet has become. Elohim, blessed be He, told Yirmyahu at the beginning of his ministry … “I will make you a fortress, I will fortify you” … and there he stands before all these evil priests, false prophets and princes saying … “do to me what you wish. However, amend your ways and doings, for that is what I said. Do not shed innocent blood, for it will be on this city.”
When the priests accused Yahushua, the civic authorities said, “This man has done nothing to deserve death.” Again history would be repeating itself, for our beloved Messiah experienced the very same thing, but with one huge difference. Yirmyahu was released, why? Because there were certain elders present who had long memories. Praise Elohim for faithful elders, yes seniors in the Body, men, and women with long memories!
A pastor said to me once “My fellowship and our pastoral team is young and it is a vibrant team.” The first error was “My fellowship.” Sorry, it is the house of Elohim, and this it is “His House!” And, I noted that in that same fellowship, the elders were slowly being pushed into the background, whilst those young leaders with their too loud music, deafening the ears and I noted some of these young men in the band had piercings all over and were covered in tattoos, which is not exactly a great message to those who come to fellowship, it was more of a “Bikies meeting!” In addition that fellowship did not teach the Word of Elohim, but rather more error and was following a certain erroneous American TV evangelist. Having taught the true Word, I left never to return! I felt sorry for that a once solid fellowship with many good seniors who held that fellowship together in the old days, had been literally chased out by their new young pastors!
Praise Elohim for older saints. May they, like this elder at the time of Yirmyahu, whose name was Ahikam stand with the faithful, reminding the people of what Elohim has done.
Ahikam was a wise man and one who dared to speak out, for he stood up and said …
“Why? Do not you remember the prophet Micah he said exactly the same thing long ago? We did not kill him, but we listened to him. That is why we still have the Temple and the city today. Why kill Yirmyahu - Jeremiah, we did not kill Micah? Remember how Urijah was killed, he fled to Egypt. Urijah made the fatal mistake, one that Yirmyahu - Jeremiah has not made, Urijah prophesied against the city and he ran away because of his fear.”
Urijah died because of his fear, Yirmyahu on the other hand was Elohim’s strong prophet for a weak nation and he did not run, but he stood firmly by the Word that Elohim had given him.
Beloved if YHVH gives you a Word then you must speak it out boldly, no matter how difficult it is or who criticises you. If there is no criticism whatsoever, then it is most likely not a Word from Elohim, for He challenges those that do wrong and He demands a response. Those that are living outside His will, be they pastors or individuals in the Body, Elohim will challenge them if need be. Sadly in these “Latter Days:” there are far too many Urijah's around, running rather than standing with Elohim. Elohim desires His Body to be like a mighty fortress, standing on His Word!
Beloved, right in the heart of the Tanach, the Old Covenant, in the heart of a book and two chapters that are so seldom read, the whole story of what was going to happen to Messiah Yahushua is unfolding in its pages. Now who is saying that Yirmyahu - Jeremiah is boring?
It has also taught us, that men, priests and the religious authorities were not operating in the will of Elohim, and that they will turn against true and genuine men of YaHVaH Elohim, just to save their own necks, their jobs and their security, and they will do this with lofty and crafty words. They continued to do this then and they will continue to do it now and in the future, and that is what so tragic!
How can we end this chapter without thinking of Messiah Yahushua once more? Remember how Yahushua wept over Jerusalem,
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!” Mattityahu - Matthew 23:37.
Yahushua wept over the city that would neither hear, nor heed the Word of Elohim. “You did not know the time of your visitation … if you had only listened. But now I can see it is too late.” (Paraphrased).
Yirmyahu and Yahushua both wept and were tried in the same manner. The only difference being, Yirmyahu had a faithful elder among the people who stood up for him even at the threat of own life. Whilst Yahushua had no one, as even His beloved Shime’on - Peter denied Him three times. Thus, without any defence Yahushua stood silently as the high priest accused Him. Then, upon Messiah’s answer the priests cried out “He is deserving of death.”
“But Yahushua kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, ‘I put you under oath by the living Elohim: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of Elohim!" Yahushua said to him, "It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.’ Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, ‘He has spoken blasphemy! What further need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you have heard His blasphemy! What do you think?’ They answered and said, ‘He is deserving of death.’ Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the palms of their hands.” Mattityahu - Matthew 26:63-67.
What did the people learn, did Judah heed to the Word of Elohim in the four years between chapter 26 and 25? No, they neither heard nor heeded to the Word of Elohim that was delivered by Yirmyahu. We now come to chapter 25, which contains the sad sequel being the effect for all the aforementioned that occurred in chapter 26.
It is four years later and sadly there has been no change, no revival. Beloved, as it was then, so shall it be in these days, for men will not learn from history, they will not learn from their past mistakes. I will ask you, “Is the world listening?” No, the world and our nation has not heard the Word and believe me they will not, for the Scriptures clearly states that in the last days “all nations will turn against Israel” (Zecharyah - Zechariah 12:3 & 14:2).
However, praise Elohim for the faithful in Him and for the many individuals who are yet to be saved before Yahushua comes for his faithful. Beloved, we must pray for there will be those individuals who will hear and be touched by the Word, but sadly it will be not many, not even many who are still lost in the churches that continue to practice theology that originates from Romanism due to the input of Simon Magnus the founder of the Church of Rome who was the first Bishop of Rome (see the link at the bottom) and the pagan sun worshipper Constantine, who instituted festivals that contains so much paganism, but it is so cleverly hidden with christological meanings, etc! All I can say how clever Satan, that evil adversary is!
Believe me, the spirit of Yirmyahu - Jeremiah is still among us today!
“In the fourth year of king Yehoiakim,” said Yirmyahu when he spoke again, however this time there was not one single “IF.”
“Now it has come,” he says. “I warned you four years ago, but you would not listen. Now I have only one message, you WILL go into captivity, you WILL go to BABYLON.”
This is the very first time he actually names the place, “BABYLON” where Judah will be taken in captivity. As he uttered the name of Babylon, he must have sent great fear into the hearts of the people of Judah. Why? For Babylon represented the place of their fathers’ origin. It was the origin, the home of Avram (Avraham).
“Could this mean that Elohim will also remove all the promises that He had made with Israel?” To go back to Babylon in the mind of the Judean’s was just if Elohim would have banished them forever and wiped them from His memory. Yirmyahu then restated his earlier statements “The City and the Temple WILL be destroyed for that is the effect of disobedience.”
Shaul of Tarsus - Paul, in the Word of Elohim says
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of Elohim for the salvation of everyone who believes … The righteous will live by faith. … The wrath of Elohim is being revealed from heaven.” Romans 1:16-18.
Is it not amazing, that we seldom, or almost NEVER hear that other part of the Scripture that is associated with the first part of his statement?
Yirmyahu said, “YHVH Elohim is angry. Four years ago I said listen. Now I say it is too late!”
Even though Elohim is patient, we must understand there comes a point when YaHVaH Elohim takes a clay pot, picks it up and He smashes it. There is a point where the clay becomes so hard, so dry (called ‘leather-hard’ for all those potters) it becomes unworkable. There is a point where Elohim stops listening and then according to His Word, He must act. The message is simply this. Listen to Elohim when He speaks and act upon it.
Yirmyahu had preached for 22 long years saying, “Turn again to YHVH, return (repent) unto Him and all will be well. However, if you refuse to hear and heed to YHVH, disaster will befall you.”
Sadly beloved, so many are falling away from Elohim and Messiah due to false and liberal teaching. There is so much teaching regarding predestination, prosperity, replacement theology and of course the keeping of pagan feasts and the worship on the “Day of the venerable SUN” that was officially made law by the sun worshipping Constantine in 321 AD, and these are just to name just a few. In these “the latter days” there are far too many false doctrines and new fads, like the ‘spirit of laughter’ etc, that have entered churches some time back, just as the Word of Elohim warned us about and there will be much more evil to come, for sadly the churches are open to Satan’s lies, as they are already in his grasp, which I have to say with a great sadness!
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron … But reject profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness” 1 Timothy 4:1-2 & 4:7.
Tragically, pastor’s invite modern day prophets, who just like the false prophets of Yirmyahu’s time, utter words, which simply do not line up with the Word of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name. In the Word, beloved, we find that true prophets of Elohim are bold and they speak out. Their words will strengthen Elohim’s people and those who are seeking His truth. Thus, they will not hide under a bushel!
Prophecy is to build. However, in order to build up, it must first destroy. We ourselves had to destroy certain things in our lives before we could stand right with Yahushua! Whilst we were still in sin, we might have gone to see evil and bloodthirsty movies that provide all sorts of cheap thrills and spills, filled with death and destruction, etc., and in these day’s foul language and even hideous nudity, etc has become the norm, not just in movies but also on TV.
Those saved by the shed blood of the Lamb cannot be part of evil, or watch it on TV, nor allow their children to see this kind of evil, for it all comes from the realm of the evil one? Beloved, be wary of what you watch on TV. And parents please beware of the great evil that is to be found on those computer games, for the vast majority are based of murder and death, monsters and all things that are wicked if not simply satanic, yet I know of so many “christians who buy this rubbish as Xmas presents, thus satanic gifts for a satanic feast!
We should always remember that the Word teaches us that we must live a pure life in Messiah Yahushua, “Not conforming yourselves to the former lusts.” Evil movies, rock music, and pierced ears are all part of the worldly “former lusts.” This is why the Word of Elohim, must be first destructive then constructive. It must destroy the flesh nature. Be Sanctified in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be Sanctified, for I am Sanctified” 1 Shime’on – 1 Peter 1:13-16.
“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or “What fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Messiah and Belial.” 2 Corinthians 6:14-15.
Believers are to overcome the ways of the flesh and darkness, to stand strong on the Word of Elohim and not sway to the right nor left. Thus, we cannot use the means of the darkness to attempt to gather others into our presence, for they will not be there for the right reason and will not come to know the real Messiah from the Word, but one that I tend to call the KFC or the Take a Way Christ of the so-called christian church. Where you generally do not hear words like REPENT. No they have mostly one word at the end of the pastors psychology lesson of the day, with a unrelated mention of Jesus in there for good measure, and that one word will be repeated over and over again, and again to wonderful and emotional music … “come, come, come … ” etc, but where is that word REPENTANCE for without it no one can be saved!
Messiah said: “Hold fast what you have till I come. And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations.” Revelation 2:25-26.
That is the Good News of Yahushua, He came to destroy the sin of the world. He came to destroy the power of the adversary. Yahushua provides Life, Hope, and Peace unto all that listen and heed to His call and accept Him as Messiah and Saviour of their lives.
However, to those that refuse to heed, He will cut them utterly out of the Word of Promise, for “the wages of sin is death.” For those who do not know their Messiah, this is what He is saying to you.
“Come to Me, you that are with burden, REPENT of your sins and I will forgive you and give you everlasting life. However, if you do not, there is a disaster on the way for ‘The Great Tribulation’ will be upon you before you know it. Come to Me now, while things are good, whilst you still can and you will not enter that time of pain. I have warned you!” (Paraphrased).
YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, desires the faithful to be like a mighty fortress, a stronghold in His Name, living and ministering in His power. Go and tell the world that they are also “covered” by the shed blood of Yahushua that is if they will only return to YHVH Elohim, believe in His Son Yahushua and repent. The message we learn from Elohim is, “be My spokesmen and be strong, just like Yirmyahu, Moses, Elijah and Isaiah, for the Great I Am is with you!”
Elohim does not desire to pour His wrath upon men. He desires them to repent of the evil that must fall upon the world. Yes, even that the days of Tribulation may be shortened. Elohim desires to change things for the better. It is our duty to be prayerful and active in His service in these “Latter Days!” Our heavenly Father is near unto all that call upon Him in truth. He will preserve all that love Him, but the wicked He will destroy.
This world is to see a time of great tragedy soon, but the fact is they have been warned. It will be upon their heads! Remember, Elohim said what He meant and meant what He said!
I have heard it said that it is the responsibility of teachers in the Body to continually uplift up the faithful in Messiah Yahushua, and we do this beloved by exploring and teaching the treasures that the Almighty has given us through His Sanctified Word! He allows the Sanctified Spirit to open the Word in such a way that the beauty of it lifts us closer and closer to Him, His glorious Name be praised forevermore!
And yet, even in the Word we have studied here, which could be called somewhat negative in tone, especially to those to whom it was spoken to, yet we witnessed the great love of Elohim who gave Judah a chance to be fully restored unto Him. Thus, had they returned to YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, He would not have done that which He said He would do. Praise Him for His enduring mercy! We must understand that Elohim called Yirmyahu to speak out against those who were the spiritual leaders of the time. This had to be done for they were leading Elohim’s people astray.
Some in the body will accuse those that speak out against the new doctrines and fads, to be negative. But then again they must also accuse our blessed Messiah Yahushua of being negative when he spoke out against the Sanhedrin and the Pharisees. They were the priests and teachers of that day. Yahushua also retorted his own disciples with words like, “Ye of little faith” and even to Shime'on - Peter, “Get behind me Satan.”
Beloved, Yahushua was no respecter of person, He reprimanded His own. He did this sternly, but with love and according to the Word. He did this in order to bring them back where they should be in Elohim.
Again, in a portion of the Word, which is not read much, we have discovered a mighty message. Be like Yirmyahu, be a follower of Yahushua in a real way. Let us “hold fast to the profession of our faith without wavering” for so many things round about us will try us and the adversary, Satan would love us to waver. There are so many deceptions entering that which is called the church and we can clearly see it having an effect. Therefore, we the faithful in Yahushua must “prove all things.” We must be His children thus Elohim has given the gift of discernment. Pray unto the YaHVaH Elohim, in the blessed Name of Yahushua the Messiah that you be given an abundance of discernment, for we need this in these “Latter Days!”
Today there is far too much sentimentality and emotionalism in the “churches.” I certainly know about the Elohim of love, but I also know that Elohim is angry with all who are disobedient. I am emotional when I think of Yahushua our Saviour, what He has done for us, for He gave His life in order that you and I might have life!
I stated earlier that there are pastors and teachers who know a great deal about the truth, especially regarding the pagan day of worship related to SUNday, and “Easter” named after the goddess “Ishtar,” and “Christmas” being the “winter solstice” festival honouring the gods “Osiris” and “Isis.” All these were all introduced by the pagan church, as well as other pagan theology and customs that has taken hold and is practiced in all churches to this day!
Thus, I asked one pastor, “Why then do you not tell your congregation the truth, for you do know it, as you tell me you know the Word and you have the truth.” But the answer has always been in a similar vain, although in different terms but they all come down to these words, “I will lose my job and I cannot do anything else, this is what I am trained to do.” And these same men continue to teach lies, tragic and worse still they must know how they will they be dealt with, but, I will leave that in His hands!
Part Eight - Conclusion
This study could be summarised in just a few words. In fact, if we simply read chapter 25 and I stated the following, it would have covered this entire study.
“Your faith will never rise above the level of your confession.”
In other words, if you have a witness of lips and it does not measure up to the witness of your life, you might as well forget the witness of lips!
The witness of your life will make the witness of your lips effective, for there must be “fruits” in your life!
How much are you willing to give of yourself unto Elohim? Fifty percent? I pray it will be one hundred percent! Will we be like Yirmyahu and be able to say …
“Do as you will, kill me if you have to, but I am going to proclaim the truth of Elohim!”
That beloved is one hundred percent faith! The faithful in Yahushua need a strong faith, one that will stand wholly upon the Word of Elohim.
However, sadly in reality it is not always like that when it comes to the churches, for although they are being filled because of their “great entertainment,” offering puffed up messages and false teachings of predestination, prosperity, the power of positive thinking and all that new age love’ism. These are all things that feed the self. And that is sad, but there are other options!
There are those around the world who are of the “Little Flock” of the faithful, yes they are but a few here and a few there, for we know what Yahushua said sadly, that the “Gate is narrow,” however, beloved we would know in our hearts that there is room for many more! We are a well-balanced Body in Messiah, standing wholly on Him who is “our Rock and our sure foundation.”
No, we have not have any paid ministers or teachers, for those who have the “gift” from Elohim teach and others have different gifts do other things, but in the Body we are all equal and none receive payments. If travelling there is housing and all comforts provided by the faithful of course, thus we are in truth a fully operating Apostolic Body in faith!
Be strong in Yahushua, and be a Fortress in Elohim, “Fear not, for I Am With you.” Be like Yirmyahu - Jeremiah, for ...
“Your faith will never rise above the level of your confession.”
Praise Elohim, for His Anointed One, Messiah Yahushua will be coming very soon for the faithful in Him! …
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.” Mattityahu - Matthew 24:32-34.
Beloved, I pray that you take heed of what follows for it is most important. I ask that you to pray at this point and allow the Ruach HaKodesh, the Sanctified (holy) Spirit, fill your life, and listen very carefully to Him and allow the truth of Elohim’s Word to speak to your heart, for YaHVaH’s Word and His blessed truth will allow you grow in Him and you will walk closer with the Messiah Yahushua, blessed be His Sanctified Name!
I am assured that we are indeed living in the latter days and we must stand up and we MUST ALL return to using the most Sanctified Names in reverence, being the Names of the Father YaHVaH Elohim and His Anointed One Yahushua the Messiah and not use the foreign made up names, that have been given to them by the deceivers in the world that go back to the days of early Rome.
It is most important that you read the study “The Memorial Name.” Sadly some of the names used for our beloved Creator and Messiah come from other sources and even have very different and foreign meanings, and are even greatly opposed to the Word, and sadly far too many Christians do not even know or understand this, although not due to their own fault, but due to the teachers. Some will say, but the names have been translated. Beloved, we certainly must translate words in order that we may understand what is being said to us and are able to ascertain the meaning, etc. However, did we translate the name of Mikhail Gorbachov and call him Michael Gordon. No we certainly did not! Or that well-known Prime Minister of the Sate of Israel, Mrs. Golda Meir and what did we call her, Gloria May, because Meier was a little difficult to say, thus she became simply known as “Golda,” but also as “Golda Meir!” But we always used all foreign names with dignity for it would have been offensive to use any other name and so it should be with the most Sanctified Names of YaHVaH Elohim and Yahushua our Lord and our Saviour! But did you know that there were others in the Scriptures that had the name Yahushua in the Scriptures, the same name as our Lord and Saviour? In fact Strong’s makes this very clear, but read the study via the link above and be richly blessed.
Please beloved it is important right now, if you have not done so to read the study via the link above and be challenged by what the Father and the Son so clearly stated “Ask it in MY NAME”, for the truth is, we cannot use any other name - That is your challenge Today, for we can not continue to live like the Judeans did in the Days of Yirmyahu – Jeremiah with our heads under a bushel!
Start using the most Sanctified Names in prayer and see how blessed your prayer life will be!
Also read Simon – The First Bishop of Rome
And “Israel a Passing Crisis” for more on the prophet Zephaniah
“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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