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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 church of
The three levels of learning & understanding of
the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim
The three levels of learning & understanding of the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim(the Lord God):
When we read and study the blessed Scriptures, the Word of YHVH Elohim as a believer in Yahushua the Messiah, we should keep the following three steps always in mind for they are a valuable guide and it will certainly provide us with guidance and illuminate the sheer beauty and the fullness of YHVH’s most blessed Word.
1. Who was YHVH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, speaking to?
2. When was it said?
3. How was His Word understood at the time it was spoken/given?
I do believe that these three points are most relevant to our understanding of 1. What the Almighty is saying at the time – 2. As well as what it means to us today - and 3. Especially to you and me right now!
The faithful in Yahushua The Messiah, understand that the Tabernacle contains many spiritual pictures of our beloved Saviour. However, the Tabernacle also contains much detail that relates to the Body in Him.
Over the years, I have often shared a message related to the Tabernacle, entitled, “Master Where do You Live” and as I love to share that study I have now placed it online. It contains a treasury of teaching relating to our personal relationship with our beloved Saviour as seen in a certain part of the Tabernacle!
However, in this study, we will be looking at three main components that make up the Tabernacle, these being, 1. The Outer Court. 2. The Tent of the Congregation or Meeting, and 3. The Holy of Holies. But we will also be looking at three other words that are directly related to the aforementioned and that is what this study is all about!
For interest sake the “Tent of the Congregation” in Hebrew is “Ochel Mo’ed,” which is more correctly translated as the “Tent of Appointments.”
Let us now turn to the first word “labour” found in Tehillim - Psalms.
“Except YHVH builds the house, they labour in vain that built it.” Tehillim - Psalm 127:1.
In Hebrew, the word for “labour” in this Scripture is “Amal” and I will cover what this word really means. In addition, I will also cover two other words that relate to a “work” or a “ministry” in our beloved Messiah and again it has a very close relationship to the Tabernacle!
But let us start with the word “Amal” - “Labour” as was found in the reading Tehillim - Psalm 127. The full meaning of this word is in reality; “a work in the flesh,” or “a labour of weariness,” “full of trouble,” it even means “a work most miserable and perverse.” Thus it is a labour full of grievance and shame, due to the sin nature of the self. Therefore, “Amal” is a work, or a “labour, in the natural and of the flesh.”
The analogy to the Tabernacle is that “Amal,” is simply a work that is located in the “Outer Court of the Tabernacle” a court that is open to all people regardless of their spiritual nature.
Let us now look at the second word that relates to a work in YaHVaH and Messiah Yahushua, which can be found for example in the book of Yirmyahu - Jeremiah.
“For the customs of the peoples are futile; for one cuts a tree from the forest, the work (Ma'a'seh) of the hands of the workman, with the axe.” Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 10:3.
The word “Ma’a’seh” means “a good work,” however it is still considered as being a work that is accomplished by our own hands, even though this may be a work done for the express purpose to please YaHVaH Elohim, and done with a good heart. However, whenever the word “Ma’a’seh” is used for man and it generally means that it is a work performed in one's own strength.
Therefore “Ma’a’seh” is likened to a work in the “Ochel,” being the “Tent of the Appointments” thus, a work in the natural. However, this work is certainly a step closer to a good work! Ever since the author has been in ministry, sadly we have seen far too many works, operate in the “Ma’a’seh,” and they can produce results, but it will always remain a work of the self!
Of course many ministries strive to do that which is right in the Almighty, but it ends up being just a work of their own hands, for they tend to have lengthy board meetings, praying, planning and deciding in which direction their ministry should go, and how best to raise funds to achieve their objective. I call them “The God organisers” as they are generally found in the churches and they simply do not know “YaHVaH Elohim!”
Beloved, if YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, calls an individual, a group of believers or an ecclesia into His service, be assured that He will provide all the guidance that needed and He will provide all the required provisions without having to have meetings and begging for money!
I recall one day, when there was an urgent
financial need; therefore I went before Elohim in prayer in the blessed Name of
Yahushua. Several days later, a letter arrived from a dear lady in North
“Dear Brother in Messiah. You do not
know me, but I attended several meetings when you were in
Three weeks ago, my dear son Jason accepted, repented and returned to Elohim in the name of Yahushua and last night, praise His Name, my husband also accepted the Messiah during an evening meeting!
Dear brother, whilst in prayer this morning in thanking and praising our Elohim for all that He has done in our lives, He led me to give you this gift. I know that it will be used to His glory.”
Now, let me ask you, “Who is in charge of a work in His service, men or YHVH Elohim, the Almighty?”
I now wish to cover the third word relating to a “work” or a “ministry.”
This word speaks of a work in Elohim that produces miracles and it is a work that glorifies YaHVaH our Elohim and His only begotten Son Yahushua The Messiah. It is a work empowered by the Ruach HaKodesh, the Sanctified (holy) Spirit! This work is called a labour or a work in the “Yad.”
“He (Yahushua) said to them, ‘Go into all the world and share the Good News to all creation. Whoever believes and is immersed - baptised will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My Name they will … place their hands (Yad) on the sick, and they will recover.” Markus - Mark 16:15-18.
Here we can see that Yahushua sent His Apostles to go and share the Word of YaHVaH Elohim and the Good News of Yahushua the Saviour of sins for all who will believe and repent and follow His ways, etc! But also to use their “hands.” Hand in Hebrew is “Yad” thus; here we see a Divine appointment and also a work with authority!
This work commenced right from the appointment of Moshe - Moses to return to Egypt to go and stand before the Pharaoh was unique in Elohim’s plan for it was given to be a “work of great POWER.” For the “Yad” or the “Hand,” of YHVH Elohim is in the work!
This beloved, was clearly what we can call, looking toward the Tabernacle, although it was not as yet built in Moshe’s time as he was returning to Egypt to confront the Pharaoh, but already in the plan of Elohim was a mighty work in the heart of the “Mishchan” being planned in heaven, thus a work in the very “Holy of Holies.” This is where the true faithful in The Messiah Yahushua should be spiritually employed in His service, for the veil, thank You Yahushua, has been torn and we, having being cleansed from all our sins and sanctified, may enter therein! HalleluYAH.
In Tehillim - Psalm 127 YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, first speaks of labour, but then in part two of verse 1 He continues to say,
“Unless YHVH watches over the city, the watchman stands in guard in vain.” Tehillim - Psalm 127:1.
We, the faithful in The Messiah Yahushua are called to stand and to work closely with Elohim, for we can achieve nothing on our own. Let us cover a few further verses of Tehillim - Psalm 127.
“It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late to eat the bread of sorrows.” Verse 2.
This verse speaks of “the bread of sorrows” which in Hebrew is … “LeChem Ha A'tza'vim.” And that is what you get as a reward for labour in the flesh, the natural, as it can only provide the bread of toil, grief and sorrow.
“Lo, children are a heritage of YHVH: and the fruit of the womb is His reward.” Verse 3.
“Children” beloved, as the Word states “are a heritage.” The Hebrew for “children” is “Banim,” which literally means “sons.” Thus sons are a gift from YaHVaH, blessed be He. Part 2 of this verse speaks of “the fruit” which in Hebrew is “Pri.” In addition to children it states they are “the fruit of the womb.”
Remember how the Word of Elohim says, “You shall know them by their fruits.” Mattityahu - Matthew 7:16.
Believers can easily recognise those with good “fruits,” just look at their teachings and their good work.
1… Is it a labour in the “Amal,” a work of the flesh?
2… Or a work in the “Ma‘a’seh” a physical Elohim directed work?
3... Alternatively a blessed work in the “Yad” that produces “fruits” through which many lives are saved and that is pleasing to YaHVaH!
A work in the “Yad” is a work that has been called by Elohim and is led by His Ruach HaKodesh, the Sanctified Spirit, thus it is a spiritual work led by His “Hand –Yad.” This beloved, is where we the “Little Flock” of the faithful in Yahushua The Messiah should be, ministering, teaching, working, guided by the Spirit of YaHVaH Elohim, for He will lead us to be at the right place and also to be there at the right time!
Beloved, this is important: A work in the “Mishchan” the “Holy of Holies” has no need to be a registered organisation, to market or sell anything, never asking for funds of any kind. However, it is up to the faithful to ensure that the Elder/teacher, like the Apostles, are cared, as per the Scriptures. If the ministry has been called by YaHVaH Elohim, remember that He will also open ALL the doors and provide ALL their needs. HalleluYAH.
Forgive me for my complete frankness, but, sadly there are far too many christian ministries in the world today, and so many of these can only be described as charlatan’s! They come under the evil “Amal” heading, being a work most miserable and perverse! These ministries continually put on their huge shows and that is just what they really are, of music and have what they call a miracle crusade, or it is more like a grand spectacular, for most of it is fake as they hire wheelchairs and bring in fake sick people who are suddenly healed in front of your eyes, yet weak people fall for it and hand out thousands of dollars for this grand show each and every time! Whilst the pastor’s big message is more about, well let’s be totally honest, having been to several in order that I can say this with honesty … “lucre” for after the message they come around these massive Entertainment Centres and sports Stadiums with their Visa Card machines and huge cash bags, whilst these evil pastors, the like of Benny Hinn and those just like him will have “received a word” that if they “give $1000 each to God right now, He will bless you richly, yes as the Word says, a 100 fold.” It is so tragic, but if people even send in a prayer request, they will receive volumes of “News” or what we tend to call the “Beg Letters.”
Yes as we travel our brethren will provide a bed and our meals, for which we give thanks for, and this is all part of tithing, and we all should tithe for that is clearly written in the Word and we all have that obligation, but there are many ways we can tithe and there is a study online in relation to this! But these Pentecostal and other pastors I have spoken about above, they do not stay with their followers, no they stay in presidential suites in five star hotels, fly in their private jets or if in a commercial airline in first class. They drive their luxury limos Benny Him wears Versace suits that have a pagan symbol inside it, and that is simply evil when you consider that so many of their followers are from moderately to extremely poor, yet they live the life of millionaires! Satan loves these men, there is no doubt about it and there are millions that blindly follow them, all we can say is how the blind lead the blind, but the question is that really true? For I do not believe that these men are that blind, for they know what they are doing, Benny Hinn has been caught out being an outright liar as he has told so many lies in his ministry years, and then forgot them, and retold them, but suddenly he was in another city, and then another city again, and even another country and yet he was saved for the very first time in each of them? Now that is not something anyone can forget. He told his followers that his father was the mayor of Jaffa, considering that his father was an Arab and Jaffa was part of Israel at the time he was speaking, there were only ever Jewish Mayor’s of Jaffa never an Arab mayor, thus again he lied! It is a tragic story, but we need to be careful who we follow and seek prayerfully the guidance of the Sanctified Spirit!
Then of course is the work in the “Ma’a’seh” or by their own hands! And this kind of work is essentially intended to be a good work, but they are not led by the Loving Spirit of the Eternal, but more led by the members of the church board! No wonder we see the continual begging for money.
To be truthful beloved, like it is in the Scriptures, I do not believe in paid ministers, pastors or teachers for being paid is part of the “Ma’a’seh” or the “Amal” ideology. Obviously, tithing should take care of any of the essential needs when it is required, in addition we should not be wasting money on building large fellowships for that is a waste! We can have fellowship at home, or when getting larger, then hire a hall that is suitable.
I have been asked many times, “How can we know if a ministry is truly from Elohim and is led by the Sanctified Spirit?”
Firstly, we should pray to the Almighty in the wonderful Name of Yahushua The Messiah and seek for that blessed gift of “Discernment.” It is a gift that many do not have these days, as they are too involved with modern living even if they are part of the faithful in Him! But whenever we commence reading the Word of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, or a Scripture study, like this one, we should always pray first and ask for His guidance and discernment, in order that we will know what is true and what is not!
However, there is one feature that many ministries do reveal if the work is of the “Amal” or the “Ma’a’seh” of men. The truth is that there are many Ministry names that feature the name of the person that is the leader/pastor/head of the work and you will find these works may be “a work in the self” - “Ma’a’seh,” but most of them are based in the “Amal,” “a work of the perverse.” And I count some of the American TV Evangelists among the worst, especially works such as the well-known “Benny Hinn credit card Ministries”, but there are countless others in every nation!
I firmly believe that not a single ministry should ever be named after their leading or founding pastor or minister for it places the attention and focus on that person, and it takes away the focus from our precious Saviour Yahushua The Messiah. Thus their pastor and their ministries come before Him, regardless what they teach, like the “Benny Hinn Ministries,” they will teach any hideous false teachings, such as when he taught that there are “3 separate trinities,” etc. In addition their teaching features a total lack of repentance instead they teach the abundance of prosperity and Hinn even goes to the cemetery and even dabbles in necromancy!
Only recently I heard the “Lords Prayer” used as an example why we should be prosperous, “Thy Kingdom Come” and we were told that we “in the Lord have that available to us right now the Kingdom, thus we can claim ALL the Kingdom’s riches.” However, no mention was made of “Give us this day our DAILY Bread.” Like the manna in the wilderness, enough for today and then YaHVaH will provide enough for tomorrow, blessed be He! Read, and reread again Mattityahu - Matthew chapter 7 and pray about these preachers who can lead so many into falsehood and even enter the Great Tribulation and then fall under the lies of the beast!
I believe that a true ministry of Elohim MUST be directed by YaHVaH Elohim and The Messiah in every sense of His Word!
After much prayer and fasting back in January 1978, the author was given a ministry name “The RETURN Movement International” and this Scriptural name has a great and valuable meaning in Elohim’s plan in relation to bringing people back to Him unto repentance!
The word RETURN in Hebrew is “Shuv” or “Teshuvah” which means to “return,” “repent,” or to “turn back” and to “be made whole again.” RETURN is in red, because we are cleansed from our sins through the shed Blood of the Lamb of Elohim, being our Saviour Yahushua the Messiah!
“Movement” is in italics for the ministry is an ongoing movement, until Messiah returns, and obviously we are an International ministry as there are no boundaries, and did Yahushua not say; “Go into all the world and share the Good News to all creation. Whoever believes and is immersed - baptised will be saved.” Mark 16:16-17.
Back to Tehillim - Psalm 127 and the word “Fruit.”
Beloved, let our work in Him be full of “Fruit” – Hebrew; “Pri” bringing in many new sons and daughters unto Him. Blessed are the fruitful in Yahushua!
“As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.” Verses 4 & 5.
As verse 4 states; children (Banim = sons the fruits) are like sharp “arrows” in a time of need. They will be prayerful helpers and supporters in every way the Almighty may call.
As we work with Elohim being led by Ruach HaKodesh - the Sanctified Spirit, we have this promise, that Elohim will grant us;
“ … according to the riches of His (Elohim’s) Glory, to be STRENGTHENED with might by His Spirit in the inner man, that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts by faith, that you being ROOTED and GROUNDED in LOVE that ye might be filled with the FULLNESS of Elohim” Ephesians 3: 16 to 18.
Let us “Go” beloved and share the Word of Elohim and do a work with power as He directs us in order that many sinners may find the same comfort that we have in the Word of YaHVaH Elohim. Now that is real prosperity doctrine, the riches of Elohim’s Splendour to do a work with power!
You see, “we are NOT of the night or of darkness” thus we have certain advantages and sadly many believers do not even know what some of those advantages are, for they do not fully understand prophecy! The Scripture below states that “our Saviour comes as a thief in the night,” but was that statement also meant for the faithful? Now for later the Apostle Shaul - Paul having spoken about all those drunken and in darkness and asleep, etc, states as I already said before; “we are NOT of the night nor of darkness” and no we are not, for YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, has clearly given us the very day in the year when Yahushua will appear with the sound of the trump of Elohim for His faithful, etc! But that is another study! But read on!
“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write to you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of our Saviour comes as a thief in the night. For you your selves know perfectly that the day of YHVH so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labour pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night or of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For Elohim did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Saviour Yahushua the Messiah who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11.
Praise Elohim, we “are not in darkness” for we live in the light, comforting one another with the Gospel, the Good News of Yahushua The Messiah! We are called out to work, guided by the blessed Spirit, a work guided by the “Hand,” the “Yad” of Elohim in the very heart of the “Mishchan,” the “Holy of Holies!” Bless you, the faithful, also known as the “Little Lamb” in Messiah Yahushua, as you heed to the message found in the Tabernacle.
Beloved, in which of the three Courts will you serve the Father and His Son, our loving Saviour? I pray it will be in the heart “Mishchan!”
“Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Saviour, because you know that your labour in Him is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in Elohim and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of Elohim that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of Elohim that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of Elohim; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in YHVH, will make all things known to you; whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts. Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from Elohim the Father and the Saviour Yahushua the Messiah. Grace be with all those who love our Saviour Yahushua the Messiah in sincerity.” Ephesians 6:10-24.
“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!
Ministry founder, elder & teacher: Reuben ben Gershom.
Personal assistant & teacher: Kosta Chazantonakis.
(Brother Kosta joined the ministry in 1983).
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