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B'KHUKOTHAI (In My Statutes)
Leviticus 26:3-27:34

There are 46 Aleph-Tavs in this week's Torah portion



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CHAPTER 26

Leviticus 26:3-46

Lev 26:3 If you walk in My Statutes, and you keep
ta
-My Commandments, and you do them; 4 And I will give your rains in their season, and the land shall yield her produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 And shall reach to you the threshing of ta-the vintage, and the vintage shall reach ta-the seeding time: and you shall eat your bread to satisfaction, and you will dwell for security in your land. 6 And I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and not shall be terrified: and I will rid evil beasts from the land, and a sword, she shall not go over your land. 7 And ye shall pursue ta-your enemies, and they shall fall to your faces by the sword. 8 And five from you shall pursue a hundred, and a hundred from you shall pursue ten thousand: and shall fall your enemies to your faces by the sword. 9 For I will face to you, and I will make you fruitful, and I will multiply you, and I will establish ta-My Covenant with you. 10 And you shall eat of old storing, and you shall make go out the old from the facing of the new. 11 And I will set My Tabernacle in your midst: and My Soul, she shall not abhor you. 12 And I will walk in your midst, and I will be to you for Elohim, and you, you shall be to Me for a People. 13 I am hwhy, your Elohim, whom I brought you out from the land of Egypt, from being slaves to them; and I will break the bars of your yoke, and I will cause you to walk erect.

14 And if you will not listen to Me, and you will not do
ta
all of these Commandments; 15 And if you despise My Statutes, and if your soul, she abhors ta-My Judgments to fail doing ta-all of My Commandments, by your breaking ta-My Covenant: 16 also I, I will do this to you; And I will appoint upon you terror, ta-consumption, and ta-the fever, with consuming the eyes, and with sorrowing the soul: and you shall sow your seed for vanity, and your enemies shall eat him. 17 And I will set My Face against you, and you shall be smitten to the face of your enemies: and your haters, they shall tread on you; and you shall flee, and none shall pursue you.

18 And if unto these you will not listen to Me, and I will chastise seven times upon your sins to chastise you. 19 And I will break
ta
-the pride of your might; and I will put ta-your heavens as the iron, and ta-your earth as the copper: 20 And and your strength shall be spent for vanity: and your land shall not give ta-her produce, and the trees of the land shall not give their fruits.

21 And if you walk contrary with Me, and you are not willing to listen to Me; And I will add upon you a striking seven times according to your sins. 22 I will send on you
ta
-the beasts of the field, and make you childless, and I will cut off ta-your animals, and make you few; and devastate your roadways.

23 And if by these you are not chastised to Me, and you will walk contrary with Me; 24 And I, also I, will walk contrary to you, and I, also I, will strike you seven times upon your sins. 25 And I will bring upon you a sword, avenging the Vengeance Covenant: and you will be gathered to your cities, and I will send pestilence in your midst; and you will be given in the hand of the enemy.

26 In My breaking of the Staff of Bread, and ten women shall bake for your bread in one fire pot, and they shall return your bread by weight: and you shall eat, and you shall not be satisfied.

27 And if by this you will not listen to Me, and you will walk contrary with Me; 28 And I will walk with you contrary in fury; and I, also I, will chastise you seven times upon your sins. 29 And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters. 30 And I will destroy
ta
-your high places, and I will cut down your sun pillars, and I will put ta-your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and My Soul shall abhor you. 31 And I will give ta-your cities for desolation, and I will make waste ta-your sanctuaries, and I will not smell your pleasant scents.

32 And I, I will make 
ta
-the land desolate: and your enemies upon her that dwell in her shall be astonished. 33 And I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw out a sword after you: and your land, she shall be a waste, and your cities, they shall be a desolation. 34 Then the land, she shall enjoy ta-her Shabbaths of all the days of her wasting, and you shall be in the land of your enemies; then the land, she shall rest and enjoy ta-her Shabbaths. 35 All the days of the desolation, she shall rest; ta which (because) was not rested on your Shabbaths in your dwelling upon her.

36 And the ones remaining among you I will bring faintness in their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and chase them of a sound of a shaken leaf; and they shall flee as one retreating of a sword; and they shall fall and none shall pursue, 37 and a man on his brother, they shall stumble as the face of a sword, and a pursuer is not: and you shall not have for yourselves power to stand to the face of your enemies, 38 and you shall perish among the nations, and shall consume you the land of your enemies, 39 and the one remaining among you shall pine away in their iniquity in the lands of your enemies; and also in the iniquities of their fathers, with them shall they pine away.

40 And they shall confess
ta
-their iniquity and ta-the iniquity of their fathers among their transgressions which they transgressed against Me, and also that they have walked contrary with Me; 41 Also I, I will walk contrary with them, and I will bring them into the land of their enemies; if then shall humble their uncircumcised hearts, and then shall they accept ta-their iniquity: 42 And I will remember ta-My Covenant with Jacob, and also ta-My Covenant with Isaac, and I also will remember ta-My Covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land. 43 And the land shall be forsaken from them, and she shall enjoy ta-her Shabbaths among the waste of them: and they shall accept ta-their iniquity: because, and in because they despised on My judgments, and their souls abhorred ta-My Statutes. 44 And yet, that I will also not reject them in their being in the land of their enemies, and I will not abhor them to consume them to break My Covenant with them: for I am hwhy, their Elohim. 45 And I will remember for them The Covenant of the Beginnings, whom I brought them out from the land of Egypt to the eyes of the nations, to be for them for Elohim: I am hwhy. 46 These are the Statutes and the Judgments and the Torahs which hwhy has given between Him and between the Sons of Israel in Mount Sinai on the hand of Moses.


(Note: Not all verses will have comments.)


Verse twelve

12 And I will walk in your midst, and I will be to you for Elohim, and you, you shall be to Me for a People.

This would not be the first time that
hwhy walked in the midst of the land. The first time He did it was when He was looking for Adam and Khavah, and it's noted in the Torah portion of B'reyshith, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 3:8 And they heard ta-the voice of hwhy Elohim walking in the garden in the breeze of the day:

I have seen Bible cartoon programs portraying 
hwhy in the form of an Egyptian eye. hwhy was in the form of human being, otherwise, He wouldn't have been able to "walk" on the earth.

hwhy also mentioned another time when He walked on the land, specifically in the Camp of the Isrealites, and it's noted in the Torah portion of Ki Theytsey, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 23:13 And a stake, she shall be to you upon your spade; and shall be in your dwelling outside, and you shall dig in her, and shall turn, and you shall cover ta-your outgoing: 14 For hwhy, your Elohim, is with walking in the midst of your Camp to deliver you, and to give your enemies to your face; and your Camp shall be Holy: and shall not see among you exposed matter, and turn away after you.

hwhy still walks in our midst, in our hearts, in Yeshua the Messiah.



Verses fourteen through seventeen

14 And if you will not listen to Me, and you will not do ta all of these Commandments; 15 And if you despise My Statutes, and if your soul, she abhors ta-My Judgments to fail doing ta-all of My Commandments, by your breaking ta-My Covenant: 16 also I, I will do this to you; And I will appoint upon you terror, ta-consumption, and ta-the fever, with consuming the eyes, and with sorrowing the soul: and you shall sow your seed for vanity, and your enemies shall eat him. 17 And I will set My Face against you, and you shall be smitten to the face of your enemies: and your haters, they shall tread on you; and you shall flee, and none shall pursue you.

There are spiritual applications to these punishments:

TERROR: Act of fear

Regarding terror, in the book of Jeremiah, Jeremiah made note of the southern house of Judah when not adhering to the words of hwhy., and prophesied against Pashur for his acts against Jeremiah

Jeremiah 20:1 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the House of 
hwhy, heard that Jeremiah prophesied ta-these things. 2 Then Pashur smote ta-Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of hwhy. 3 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth ta-Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him, hwhy hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magormissabib. 4 For thus saith hwhy, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give ta-all Judah into the hand of the King of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword. 5 Moreover I will deliver ta-all the strength of this city, and ta-all the labours thereof, and ta-all the precious things thereof, and ta-all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies, which shall spoil them, and take them, and carry them to Babylon. 6 And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thine house shall go into captivity: and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy friends, to whom thou hast prophesied lies.

In the Brith Khadashah (the New Covenant) terror will come unto all people at the Judgment seat of Messiah for what they have done on the earth, and it's noted in the apostle Paul's letter to the assembly in Corinth

2 Corinthians 5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 10 For we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Messiah; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 11 Knowing therefore the Terror of 
hwhy, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto hwhy; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.


Without fearing 
hwhy
, which is to love hwhy, one would fear man. This is what the scriptures say about fearing hwhy

Psalms 111:10a
  The fear of 
hwhy is the beginning of wisdom

Proverbs 1:7a  The fear of
hwhy is the beginning of knowledge

Proverbs 8:13a The fear of 
hwhy is to hate evil

And in the Brith Khadashah (the New Covenant), it notes fear in the book of the apostle John

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in Love; but Perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.


Terror is a result of fear, and the Israelites did not fear 
hwhy
and they walk contrary to Him.

It also effects their strength as revealed from the prophet Ezekiel in his book

Ezekiel 7:17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.


Overall, if one does not fear 
hwhy, one will be in terror with men.


EMACIATION (Becoming Thin/Starvation/Lack of Nutrition): Spiritual lack of nutrition from The Word/Not doing the Will of 
hwhy
.

A great example of the will of 
hwhy
as nourishment is noted in the Gospel of John

John 4:31 In the mean while His disciples prayed Him, saying, Master, eat. 32 But he said unto them, I have food to eat that ye know not of. 33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought Him ought to eat? 34 Yeshua saith unto them, My Food is to do the Will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His Work.

We as believers also receive our spiritual nourishment from hwhy by doing His Will.

hwhy
's word is spiritual food for us. An example of this is noted in the book of the Prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah 15:16 Thy Words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by Thy Name, 
hwhy, Elohim of Hosts.

In the book of Proverbs, a good word provides health

Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.



THE FEVER, WITH CONSUMING THE EYES: A fever that cause blindness: Spiritual fever of sin of the world, via worldly acts or religious doctrine building up in one causing spiritual blindness

This is an article from the Huffington Post titled "Mary Ingalls' Blindness: Scarlett Fever Wasn't The Cause Of 'Little House' Sister's Vision Loss", and this is what it says

"Any fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved "Little House" books knows how the author's sister Mary went blind: scarlet fever. But turns out that probably wasn't the cause, medical experts say, upending one of the more dramatic elements in the classic stories.

An analysis of historical documents, biographical records and other material suggests another disease that causes swelling in the brain and upper spinal cord was the most likely culprit. It was known as "brain fever" in the late 1800s, the setting for the mostly true stories about Wilder's pioneer family".

Either way, it shows that a fever caused her blindness.

All the spiritual fever of sins of the world would cause "spiritual blindness".

Yeshua confronted the Pharisees regarding their spiritual blindness, because of their evils and their sins, after He healed a blind man, an it's noted in the Gospel of John

John 9:35 Yeshua heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of Elohim? 36 He answered and said, Who is He, Lord, that I might believe on Him? 37 And Yeshua said unto him, Thou hast both seen Him, and it is He that talketh with thee. 38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped Him. 39 And Yeshua said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. 40 And some of the Pharisees which were with Him heard these words, and said unto Him, Are we blind also? 41 Yeshua said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.


The spiritual fever of their sins and doctrines inflamed them and caused them to be spiritual blind in denying their sins by saying "We see".


THE FEVER, WITH SORROW OF THE SOUL: Spiritual fever of inflaming fleshly desires of the world that bring no satisfaction for the soul

This would include these things that the apostle John wrote in his book

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.


The apostle Paul sent Timothy to help them fix the problems occurring at the congregation. Paul mentions later his intention, through Timothy to go through godly sorrow, in many ways, to counteract their pride based on following men instead of following Yeshua from Paul's first book to them. They are noted
in his letter to the congregation at Corinth

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of 
hwhy. 2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. 3 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you. 4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. 5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. 6 Nevertheless the Lord, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; 7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more. 8  For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season. 9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. 10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter. 12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of hwhy might appear unto you.

From the first book of Corinthians, they were priding themselves in following men instead of Yeshua, which in many cases would give their souls no satisfaction in the end. Paul made them go through godly sorrow to make them repent of their pride and humble themselves to Yeshua to counteract their wrongdoing and focus on Yeshua instead of men.


WORKING SEED FOR VANITY AND THE ENEMIES EAT THEM: Laboring your gifts and callings for worldly purposes and competitors take credit for your work/Foreigners receiving the work that the country in which the job was founded should have received

How many times have people taken credit for someone else's work? This is the definition of "plagiarism".

There is a rare exception to the case, and unfortunately it is within the realm of the brethren. Anyone heard about the Tetrad Blood Moons phenomenon? Two people put out the information. One of them is a mega church member whose name will not be mentioned, and the other is Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries. According to a World Net Daily artilce in March 23, 2015 on this subject matter, the mega church leader claimed to be the "discoverer" of the dates and the blood moons account in connection to the Jewish Calendars of Passover and Sukkoth. World Net Daily stated that it was not the mega church leader who discovered them, but Mark Biltz who discovered them in 2008, five years before the mega church leader put out his book regarding the four blood moons in 2013. This would be an act of plagiarism.

Another perspective of this are the major companies, who have job availability potential for the people in the United States, but decide to take their businesses overseas to foreign countries and offering jobs at cheaper wages to foreigners.


SMITTEN TO THE FACE OF ENEMIES: Self humiliation and self destruction without the hand of the unrighteous intervening

This would not be the result of the world doing their spiritual smitten acts against anyone, but 
hwhy
would do it personally against those who reject them. One example was a former church pastor who walked with Elohim, then later in life turned away from the faith and became a pervert comedian. Since then, he did pervert things in his life, but one day, he had a heart attack out of nowhere and died.


HATERS SHALL TREAD ON YOU: Demonic forces and/or the world overcoming believers by spiritually treading on them

The apostle Paul made note to not be overcome with evil in his letter to the assembly in Rome

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith hwhy. 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Also, the apostle Peter, in many ways, talked about one being overcome with the world when they were originally free, and it's noted in his epistle

2 Peter 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. 17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour, Yeshua, the Messiah, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the Holy Commandment delivered unto them. 22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.



Verses eighteen through twenty


18 And if unto these you will not listen to Me, and I will chastise seven times upon your sins to chastise you. 19 And I will break ta-the pride of your might; and I will put ta-your heavens as the iron, and ta-your earth as the copper: 20 And and your strength shall be spent for vanity: and your land shall not give ta-her produce, and the trees of the land shall not give their fruits.

The number seven represents spiritual completion. In 
hwhy's case, this is His completion against the Israelites for not repenting of their wrongdoing. It is almost as if hwhy was saying to them "I will take it to the next seven level and make matters worse for you".

In other words, this is next level to the Israelites, when in the previous level of chastisements they were able to work and produce the food in vain, because it was given to the enemy. Now they would labor in vain and would not produce anything at all. It says that the heavens would be as iron and the earth would be as copper, because it would not provide the means to benefit the crops and the trees to produce the food.

This would also be spritually for believers as not producing any spiritual fruits, or would stop growing in their walk with 
hwhy
.



Verses twenty-one and twenty two

21 And if you walk contrary with Me, and you are not willing to listen to Me; And I will add upon you a striking seven times according to your sins. 22 I will send on you ta-the beasts of the field, and make you childless, and I will cut off ta-your animals, and make you few; and devastate your roadways.

BEASTS OF THE FIELD: Beastly nature of mankind in the world/Muslims

The next level of the seven times of 
hwhy's completion is to bring the wild beasts, like bears and cougars, etc into the land.

An example of wild beasts from the result of the nation's disobedience is when the man of the Elohim from Judah, who confronted King Jeroboam, disobeyed 
hwhy's word and eats with a prophet in the Northern Kingdom of Israel when he was commanded not to. This is a result of the man's disobedience, and it's noted in the book of the Kings

1 Kings 13:20 And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the Word of 
hwhy came unto the prophet that brought him back: 21 And he cried unto the man of the Elohim that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith hwhy, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the Mouth of hwhy, and hast not kept the Commandment which hwhy thy Elohim commanded thee, 22 But camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which hwhy did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy carcase shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers. 23 And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet whom he had brought back. 24 And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase.

This shows that the wild animals were already dwelling in the Northern Kingdom of Israel because of King Jeroboam's disobedience against hwhy. When the man of the Elohim disobeyed hwhy's Word, he took on this week's Torah portion's level of judgment passage in which the Northern Kingdom was at with the wild beasts, and hwhy made the lion kill him.

Another example is in our own backyards. In the United States, there are more wild animals coming in to the suburbs, rural communities and in the cities. They are slowly popping up everywhere. This is also the result of the judgment of this nation for disobeying the Will and Commandments of 
hwhy
.

Also, there was another "spiritual animal", and it's noted in the Torah portion of Toldoth, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 25:27
And the young ones grew: and Esau became a man of knowledge of hunting, a man of the field,...

In other words, Esau is a wild man in the field, and the descendants of Esau today are the Islamic peoples, who are symbolically "wild beasts". They are already occupying the western European nations, the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, as well as the world, and they are growing and populating more. According to a documentary video played Jim Staley of Passion For Truth Ministries, the fertility rate for each Muslim family is as much as eight children compared to Europe and the United States' fertility rate of less than 2.11 children, the minimum rate to maintain proper population growth.

You can find the information on Jim Staley's teaching "End of The Age: Jacob vs Esau" on the You Tube website. It includes a seven minute video about the Muslim's fertility rate overwhelming Europe and the Northern Hemisphere's fertility rate.

Click on the image below to get to the webpage. (Note: The segment of the video begins in the fourteenth minute of the teaching).

JIM STALEY

End of the Age: Jacob vs Esau

Jim Staley


In a spiritual sense, a believer would be brought into an environment where there would be people of beastly nature around the believer's vicinity, to wake up the believer.


LIVESTOCK, CHILDREN AND MAKE YOU FEW: The fruits of their labor and the people who followed him

In this example, the livestock is the crusade and the children are the followers of them. One of these examples was a very popular crusade preacher of the seventies and eighties. When he admitted his sin in public, it destroyed his crusade career, and if became a spiral decline for the majority of his followers. It also devestated and effected most of the other crusades preachers in the United States who were innocent. Since the incident, the Television industries backed off from televising most of the crusades except for Billy Graham's. It devastated the crusade movement, and as a result, if affected the people's trust in the crusades and caused major decline.

Also, looking in the United States, a former president quoted in a foreign trip that the United States is no longer a Christian nation. Also, the religious demagogue has changed, and non-religious people have now become the majority in this nation, especially the results of the votes in the 2016 Presidential Election, where the loser received more votes than the winner. If it wasn't for the rules that the founding fathers put in place in the U.S. Constitution and the winner was based by the vote of the majority, it would have been the other way around.



DEVASTATE THE ROADWAYS: Believer's walk with 
hwhy shut down

One example is when 
hwhy
smote Job with all kinds of devastations and plagues. This was what Job said regarding his walk with hwhy and it's noted in the book of Job,

 Job 19:8  He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths


Indirectly related, another symoblic walk in following the Word of 
hwhy, is in the Torah potion of Balak, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 22:20 And Elohim came to Balaam at night, and said to him, If the men, they came to call for you, rise up, go with them; and only ta-the word which I speak to you, you shall do.

21 And Balaam arose in the morning, and saddled
ta-his female donkey, and went with the princes of Moab. 22 And the anger of Elohim glowed, for his going: and the Messenger of hwhy set for an adversary in the way to him. And he was riding upon his female donkey, and his two young men were with him. 23 And the female donkey, she saw ta-the Messenger of hwhy standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the female donkey, she turned from the way, and she went in the field: and Balaam struck ta-the female donkey, to turn her to the way. 24 And the Messenger of hwhy stood in a hollow path of the vineyards, a wall from this, and a wall from this. 25 And the female donkey, she saw ta-the Messenger of hwhy, and she thrusted ta-Balaam's foot to the trenched wall, and she afflicted Balaam's foot to the trenched wall: and again by striking her. 26 And again, the Messenger of hwhy had gone over, and stood in a cramped place, where was no way to turn rightward and leftward. 27 And the female donkey, she saw ta-the Messenger of hwhy, and she crouhed down under Balaam: and the anger of Balaam glowed, and struck ta-the female donkey by the staff. 28 And hwhy opened ta-the mouth of the female donkey, and she said to Balaam, What have I done to you, I have been struck these three times? 29 And Balaam said to the female donkey, For you have insulted on me: If there were a sword in my hand, you be killed by now. 30 And the female donkey, she said to Balaam, Am not I your female donkey, which you have rode upon me from your witnessing unto this day? that advantaging, did I take advantage to do so to you? And said, No.

31 And
hwhy opened ta-the eyes of Balaam, and saw ta-the Messenger of hwhy standing in the way, and his sword was drawn in his hand: and he bowed, and worshipped to his face. 32 And the Messenger of hwhy said to him, Upon why have you struck ta-your female donkey these three times? Behold I, I have come of an adversary, for your way was perverse to before me: 33 And the female donkey, she saw me, and she turned by my face these three times: if not had turned from my face, for also now I would have killed you, and I would have kept her alive. 34 And Balaam said to the Messenger of hwhy, I have sinned; for I did not know that you stood in the way against me: and now, if evil is in your eyes, I will return by myself. 35 And the Messenger of hwhy said to Balaam, Go with the men: and only ta-the word that I shall speak to you, him you shall speak. And Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

Balaam disobeyed part of the Word of 
hwhy, and didn't wait for the men to say for Balaam to go with them, but went in his own accord, and hwhy sent a Messenger to stop him in his symbolic walk in the road way. In the third time the Messenger met the donkey, the donkey stopped herself in her tracks. This was symbolically an act to stop one's spiritual walk, because of Balaam's disobedience to hwhy.until Balaam repented. This can happen to believers in Yeshua as well.

If a believer struggles with one's path with 
hwhy, He is trying to get the believer's attention that something about the believer's symbolic road way in their walk with hwhy is not right, and needs to seek Him and repent.

This is 
hwhy
's way for the Israelites in their walk to repent, and it's noted in the book of the prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah 31:21 Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps: set thine heart toward the highway, even the way which thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.

hwhy gives us a way to return back to the land by the "waymarks" to guide us back in our walk in His Word and in our relationship with Him through Yeshua, our Messiah.



Verses twenty three through twenty five

23 And if by these you are not chastised to Me, and you will walk contrary with Me; 24 And I, also I, will walk contrary to you, and I, also I, will strike you seven times upon your sins. 25 And I will bring upon you a sword, avenging the Vengeance Covenant: and you will be gathered to your cities, and I will send pestilence in your midst; and you will be given in the hand of the enemy.

A SWORD AVENGING THE VENGEANCE COVENANT: The enemies revenging against the People/believers who continue to disobey

This is 
hwhy
's counter action against His People. Instead of being the Avenger for His People, He was avengin His Vengeance Covenant against the People.

Look what is happening now in a good portion of a certain communities today in the United States. Not including everyone, who are decent people, a portion of these communities are getting back and avenging themselves against the police, who are mostly white- who are mostly the descendant of the Lost Ten Northern Tribes of Israel- mainly for the years of depression, the enslavement of their ancestors by the plantation owners, whom a portion of them were believers. Though some of the communities are descendants of the white plantation owners, like Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, they mainly identify themselves as their own ethnicity, because they lack knowledge of their ancestor's spiritual walk. Also, the latest influx of illegal aliens are coming in droves across the border, and recently have become the majority population in the Southwest. According to Wikipedia's topic "Historical racial and ethnic demographics of the United States", the Mexican population have today become the majority-minority population in the United States.

Another perspective is that the Muslim peoples are currently using swords to decapitate people who are not for the Muslim religion. If we, as nations dedicated to 
hwhy
, do not repent of our sins, iniquities and transgressions, and ask hwhy to avenge us, hwhy is going to allow the Muslims to follow through with their agendas against the nations and the United States, and they will not be immune to this.

All of these are also based on the spirit of an unrighteous leader affecting the spirit of the nation. An example of this was King Solomon's son, King Rehoboam, who was an evil king and changed the spirit of the Israelite nation. It's noted in the book of the Kings

1 Kings 14:21 And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the City which 
hwhy did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess. 22 And Judah did evil in the Eyes of hwhy, and they provoked Him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. 23 For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree. 24 And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which hwhy cast out before the Sons of Israel.

Though it says nothing about foreigners, it does reveal that the spirit of an unrighteous leader has an effect of the nation.


GATHERED TO THE CITIES: False physical fortification and protection

Because of the Israelites continuous disobedience, the next main thing they did was go to the fortified walls of the cities, thinking they would be protected there, but 
hwhy
will not protect them in the fortified cities. There are a few examples. The infamous example occurred around 70 AD when the Jewish people went into the fortifications in Jerusalem, thinking they would be protected from the Roman soldiers.

Believers who still do not return to the obedience of 
hwhy think that we could be protected within a four walled home as fortification and protection from the world, but it is like the Israelites, as Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries said in a Torah portion, that they could leave from Egypt, but Egypt still lives in them. It is somewhat relevant to this part of the commentary, because it shows that the Israelites physical bodies are not immune physical fortifications to the issues of the world and their lives.

Also, we believers have "spiritual walls" which is also our hedge of protection, but when believers are in a state of continuing walking against the faith and against the Word, they lose those spiritual walls and become vulnerable, as well as being spiritually unprotected.

Yeshua noted an unclean spirits in a man, and it's noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 42 The Queen of the South shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Don't think those unclean spirits will stay away from the man, they will find reinforcements to attack again and try to regain the man. So does HaSatan against us as believers and the Jewish people who still hold the Covenant, but disobey the Heavenly Father.


SENDING PESTILENCE IN THE MIDST: Fiery darts of the enemy
 
This is an act of 
hwhy
taking away His shield of protection. This is based on the apostle Paul letter to the assembly in Ephesus

Ephesians 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

Today, in the United States, believers are receiving fiery darts of the enemy. One example is a gay couple wanting a wedding cake at a certain bakery shop, but the owner refused because of his religious beliefs. The gay couple sued the owner and won their case in court. The owner had to compensate the gay couple and pay fees.


GIVEN TO THE HAND OF THE ENEMY: Given over to HaSatan

One famous incident that one was given over to HaSatan was Judas, and it's noted in the Gospel of John

John 13:18  I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with Me hath lifted up his heel against Me. 19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am He. 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth Me; and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me. 21 When Yeshua had thus said, He was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray Me. 22 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom He spake. 23 Now there was leaning on Yeshua's bosom one of His disciples, whom Yeshua loved. 24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom He spake. 25 He then lying on Yeshua's Breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it? 26 Yeshua answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when He had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Yeshua unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.


Judas ultimately rejected Yeshua's ministry to him and caused HaSatan to enter into him. But Judas was used, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.

Indirectly related, Yeshua mentioned a spiritual account in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from Thee. 39 But He answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 4  The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 42 The Queen of the South shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Because Yeshua's Jewish generation was wicked, they would in a way be turned over to the enemy.

Another matter where HaSatan entered to a man of 
hwhy
was in the book of Acts

Acts 5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto the Lord
. 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. 6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. 7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. 9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of hwhy? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. 10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. 11 And great fear came upon all the congregation, and upon as many as heard these things.

Though the wife was not filled her heart, she submitted to HaSatan in her husband's heart, and it was equivalent as HaSatan entered into her heart. Thus, they paid the price with their lives.

Another way of HaSatan entering to a person is to be delivered unto HaSatan by someone else who has the right to do so, which is noted in the apostle Paul's letter to Timothy

1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; 19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: 20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.


A good account of this is in the apostle Paul's letter to the assembly in Corinth regarding an adulturous relationship between a man and his mother-in-law

1 Corinthians 5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. 2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. 3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, 4 In the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Yeshua, the Messiah, 5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Yeshua.

I pray that none of us have to go through these experiences.



Verse twenty six

26 In My breaking of the Staff of Bread, and ten women shall bake for your bread in one fire pot, and they shall return your bread by weight: and you shall eat, and you shall not be satisfied.

BREAKING THE STAFF OF BREAD: 
hwhy
breaking His Word with His People/Breaking the believer's relationship with hwhy/Yeshua

The Staff of Bread is a reference to hwhy's Word. In other words, hwhy will remove His Word from within the People. This would be the stage of divorcing Himself from His People as He did in the ten northern tribes, noted in the book of the prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah 3:8a And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce;



TEN WOMEN MAKING ONE BREAD: Many people working in vain getting little results

In history, people from the mid 1800's who were poor had to live in slums and work tirelessly to work for little pay. Even complete families were used to work to meet the demands of companies to get what little they could get to meet their needs.

One can see today how much the price of food, housing, utility costs, materials, etc., are rising. In times past, there used to be one spouse to take care of the monetary means. Today, both spouses are providing the income, but in most cases it still does not meet their monetary needs.


A MAN EATS ITS WEIGHT AND IS NOT SATISFIED: The bread of the the world doesn't satisfy the soul


This is what the prophet Ezekiel said during the end of days

Ezekiel 7:19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the Wrath of 
hwhy: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.

In this part of the case, they tried to use gold and silver to give them satisfaction in their soul and their bowels as if it was an act of food for them, but it won't satisfy their souls.

In the spiritual sense, the bread is symbolically the bread of the words of the world. It might give temporary satisfaction, but it is not eternal. They will keep finding things, false religions to find satisfaction for their souls, but it still won't fulfill their souls' needs.

The only person that can satisfy the soul is "the Bread of Life", and He is Yeshua the Messiah.

This is a physical example of Yeshua's acts satisfying the souls of men are noted in the Gospel of Mark

Mark 8:1 In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Yeshua called His disciples unto Him, and saith unto them, 2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: 3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far. 4 And His disciples answered Him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness? 5 And He asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. 6 And He commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and He took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to His disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. 7 And they had a few small fishes: and He blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. 8 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. 9 And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and He sent them away.

Yeshua mutliplied the bread to satisfy the needs of the people that were present with Him and His disciples that wanted to hear the Bread of Life.

Yeshua, during His forty day trial in the wilderness, was tempted by HaSatan to turn stones into bread, and it's noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 4:1 Then was Yeshua led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterward an hungred. 3 And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If thou be the Son of Elohim, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of 
hwhy.

Yeshua said this to show how important it is to obey and keep the Word, in which Yeshua is the Living Word made flesh.



Verses twenty seven through thirty-one

27 And if by this you will not listen to Me, and you will walk contrary with Me; 28 And I will walk with you contrary in fury; and I, also I, will chastise you seven times upon your sins. 29 And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters. 30 And I will destroy ta-your high places, and I will cut down your sun pillars, and I will put ta-your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and My Soul shall abhor you. 31 And I will give ta-your cities for desolation, and I will make waste ta-your sanctuaries, and I will not smell your pleasant scents.

WALKING IN FURY CONTRARY: Rebelling against 
hwhy
/Yeshua

A good example is when King Saul was given the Word to kill every Amalekite and every animal, but he disobeyed the Word of 
hwhy. This is the what happened afterward, noted in the book of the prophet Samuel

1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath hwhy as great delight in Elevation Offerings and Sacrifices, as in obeying the Voice of hwhy? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is the Sin of Witchcraft, and stubbornness is iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the Word of hwhy, He hath also rejected thee from being king.

Because King Saul failed to obey the Word, it cost him his kingship. As Job noted in the his book

Job 1:21 ...hwhy gave, and hwhy hath taken away;...

Yeshua give a stern statement to those who blasphemes the Ruakh HaKodesh in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 12:22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the Son of David? 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 25 And Yeshua knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of hwhy, then the Kingdom of hwhy is come unto you. 29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. 30 He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad. 31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Ruakh HaKodesh shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Ruakh HaKodesh, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.


EATING THE FLESH OF SONS AND DAUGHTERS: Destroying the fruits one has accomplished and destroying the spiritual gifts for the next generation

This is what happened in the Seige of Jerusalem around 70 AD, where people ate flesh. A perfect example is in Josephus' account in "The Wars of the Jews", in book 6, chapter 3, sections 3 and 4

[193] ...But why do I describe the shameless impudence that the famine brought on men in their eating inanimate things, while I am going to relate a matter of fact, the like to which no history relates, either among the Greeks or Barbarians? It is horrible to speak of it, and incredible when heard. I had indeed willingly omitted this calamity of ours, that I might not seem to deliver what is so portentous to posterity, but that I have innumerable witnesses to it in my own age; and besides, my country would have had little reason to thank me for suppressing the miseries that she underwent at this time....

[201] There was a certain woman that dwelt beyond Jordan, her name was Mary; her father was Eleazar, of the village Bethezob, which signifies the house of Hyssop. She was eminent for her family and her wealth, and had fled away to Jerusalem with the rest of the multitude, and was with them besieged therein at this time. The other effects of this woman had been already seized upon, such I mean as she had brought with her out of Perea, and removed to the city. What she had treasured up besides, as also what food she had contrived to save, had been also carried off by the rapacious guards, who came every day running into her house for that purpose. This put the poor woman into a very great passion, and by the frequent reproaches and imprecations she east at these rapacious villains, she had provoked them to anger against her; but none of them, either out of the indignation she had raised against herself, or out of commiseration of her case, would take away her life; and if she found any food, she perceived her labors were for others, and not for herself; and it was now become impossible for her any way to find any more food, while the famine pierced through her very bowels and marrow, when also her passion was fired to a degree beyond the famine itself; nor did she consult with any thing but with her passion and the necessity she was in. She then attempted a most unnatural thing; and snatching up her son, who was a child sucking at her breast, she said, "O thou miserable infant! for whom shall I preserve thee in this war, this famine, and this sedition? As to the war with the Romans, if they preserve our lives, we must be slaves. This famine also will destroy us, even before that slavery comes upon us. Yet are these seditious rogues more terrible than both the other. Come on; be thou my food, and be thou a fury to these seditious varlets, and a by-word to the world, which is all that is now wanting to complete the calamities of us Jews." As soon as she had said this, she slew her son, and then roasted him, and eat the one half of him, and kept the other half by her concealed. Upon this the seditious came in presently, and smelling the horrid scent of this food, they threatened her that they would cut her throat immediately if she did not show them what food she had gotten ready. She replied that she had saved a very fine portion of it for them, and withal uncovered what was left of her son. Hereupon they were seized with a horror and amazement of mind, and stood astonished at the sight, when she said to them, "This is mine own son, and what hath been done was mine own doing! Come, eat of this food; for I have eaten of it myself! Do not you pretend to be either more tender than a woman, or more compassionate than a mother; but if you be so scrupulous, and do abominate this my sacrifice, as I have eaten the one half, let the rest be reserved for me also." After which those men went out trembling, being never so much aftrighted at any thing as they were at this, and with some difficulty they left the rest of that meat to the mother. Upon which the whole city was full of this horrid action immediately; and while every body laid this miserable case before their own eyes, they trembled, as if this unheard of action had been done by themselves. So those that were thus distressed by the famine were very desirous to die, and those already dead were esteemed happy, because they had not lived long enough either to hear or to see such miseries.

Spiritually, we believers will spiritually eat our fruits and labors by destroying our own spiritual gifts.

DESTROYING HIGH PLACES/SUN PILLARS: Destroying their accomplishments in the world and destroying their idols in their lives

The apostle Paul noted the work in the world that is not of 
hwhy, and that we are to do His work. It's noted in his letter to the assembly in Colossia

1 Colossians 3:9 For we are labourers together with hwhy: ye are hwhy's husbandry, ye are hwhy's building. 10 According to the Grace of hwhy which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Yeshua the Messiah. 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.


CARCASSES UPON THE CARCASSES OF THEIR IDOLS: Dying to their idols they made in the world

One good example is the Titanic, the ship, in which the captain said that "God could not sink", but it did sink. The captain that quoted this phrase, went down with ship and died with it.


CITIES DESOLATED AND SANCTUARY WASTED: Ministries destroyed

One famous example in the United States was a ministry, whose pastor aquired estates from the late 1970's to the early 1980's, and it became the headquarters for the ministry. He also created for a college where people who gave their money to him to move there and live there. Later in the ministry, there was a money scandal occurring in the ministry. A major donator to the ministry sued them,
and there were investigations against the ministry. It resulted in the ministry to close its doors and move to a smaller branch location.

Looking at the word SUN PILLARS

In v
erse thirty, the Hebrew word for sun pillars is "khah-mahn"- Khet, Mem, Nun Sophit (Nmx). It is from Strong's Concordance number 2553, and its definition

From H2535; a sun pillar: - idol, image.

from 2535 "khah-mah" (
hmx), and its definition

From H2525; heat; by implication the sun: - heat, sun.

from 2525 "khahm" (
Mx), and its definition

From H2552; hot: - hot, warm.

from 2552 "khah-mahm" (
Mmx), and its definition

A primitive root; to be hot (literally or figuratively): - enflame self, get (have) heat, be (wax) hot, (be, wax) warm (self, at).



Verses thirty two through thirty five

32 And I, I will make ta-the land desolate: and your enemies upon her that dwell in her shall be astonished. 33 And I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw out a sword after you: and your land, she shall be a waste, and your cities, they shall be a desolation. 34 Then the land, she shall enjoy ta-her Shabbaths of all the days of her wasting, and you shall be in the land of your enemies; then the land, she shall rest and enjoy ta-her Shabbaths. 35 All the days of the desolation, she shall rest; ta which (because) was not rested on your Shabbaths in your dwelling upon her.

This would be fulfilled in the Babylonian invasion of Judah and in Jerusalem as noted in the book of the prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah 25:8 Therefore thus saith 
hwhy of Hosts; Because ye have not heard My Words, 9 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith hwhy, and Nebuchadrezzar the King of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations. 10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle. 11 And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the King of Babylon seventy years.

Because they did not allow the land to rest in the seventh year for 490 years (as I noted in last week's Torah portion of B'har, this account began in the 500th year), they were kicked out the land so that the land can have her rest for the seventy year period, a year for every land rest year in the 490 years.


SCATTERED AMONG THE NATIONS: Cast out the Kingdom of Heaven

Yeshua noted this account. The first one is regarding the unfaithful children of the Kingdom, and it's noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 8:5 And when Yeshua was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching Him, 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7 And Yeshua saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. 9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 10 When Yeshua heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the East and West, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the Kingdom of Heaven. 12 But the Children of the Kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


Yeshua also spoke a parable regarding the improperly dressed man at a wedding feast, and it's recorded in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 22:1 And Yeshua answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2 The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. 7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. 9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. 10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. 11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: 12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

and Yeshua also noted the parable of the unfaithful servant

Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

and the parable of the lazy servant with the one talent

Matthew 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

These parables and accounts are symbolic to the unfaithful and unrighteous servants, and to people who reject the Will of hwhy, and those do not obey His will, and they will be cast out of the Kingdom of Heaven- the symbols of the house, or the house of the marriage supper, or who are already of the Kingdom of Heaven. It means nobody is immune to being kicked out. The apostle Paul noted of this matter in his letter to the assembly in Rome

Romans 11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? 13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. 15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? 16 For if the Firstfruit be Holy, the lump is also Holy: and if the Root be Holy, so are the branches. 17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the Root and fatness of the olive tree; 18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the Root, but the Root thee. 19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: 21 For if 
hwhy spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of hwhy: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in His goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. 23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for hwhy is able to graff them in again. 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree? 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is My Covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.



Verses thirty six through thirty nine


36 And the ones remaining among you I will bring faintness in their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and chase them of a sound of a shaken leaf; and they shall flee as one retreating of a sword; and they shall fall and none shall pursue, 37 and a man on his brother, they shall stumble as the face of a sword, and a pursuer is not: and you shall not have for yourselves power to stand to the face of your enemies, 38 and you shall perish among the nations, and shall consume you the land of your enemies, 39 and the one remaining among you shall pine away in their iniquity in the lands of your enemies; and also in the iniquities of their fathers, with them shall they pine away.

FAINTNESS IN THEIR HEARTS IN THE LAND OF THEIR ENEMIES: Having no righteous strength in the world

This would make a believer very vunerable to the world as long as one continue to delve into the worldy life.

Even King Solomon's warned about being faint and picked up on this week's Torah portion passage in the book of Proverbs

Proverbs 4:10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth:...


Indirectly related, this is what happened to the prophet Jeremiah in his book of Lamentations

Lamentations 1:12 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith hwhy hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger. 13 From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.

It wasn't because he rebelled, but he suffered through all the persecution of his own People, and had to identify with them going to Babylonian captivity and the destruction of Jerusalem around 586 BC.


A SHAKEN LEAF SHALL CHASE THEM AND NO ONE IS FOLLOWING THEM: Spiritual insecurity


NO POWER TO STAND TO THE FACE OF YOUR ENEMIES: No spiritual backbone

Ever hear of "bullies"? How many of us have experienced facing the bullies in our lives, particularly during our years growing up? The Israelites went through this similar matter confronting Goliath, the giant, noted in the book of the prophet Samuel

1 Samuel 17:1 Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephesdammim. 2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines. 3 And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them. 4 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. 5 And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass. 6 And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders. 7 And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him. 8 And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me. 9 If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us. 10 And the Philistine said, I defy ta-the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together. 11 When Saul and all Israel heard ta-those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.

It's like this, but in a judgmental means of being afraid and worse. We believers who don't truly follow hwhy will experience fear and spiritual insecurity as well as physical fear. It doesn't just apply to the emotions, but also the soul and spirit.


PERISH AMONG THE NATIONS/THE LAND OF TEH ENEMIES CONSUME YOU: One becoming part of the world and spiritual death

As I noted earlier, Judas was of the word, and submitted to HaSatan to ploy to give Yeshua to the authorities.


AND THEY WILL STUMBLE, A MAN ON HIS BROTHER, AS WITH THE FACE OF A SWORD: Blind leading the blind/The world blinding people/The cares of the world piling on believers

Yeshua noted of the Pharisees' blindness in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 15:1 Then came to Yeshua Scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, 2 Why do Thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3 But He answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the Commandment of hwhy
by your tradition? 4 For hwhy commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the Commandment of hwhy of none effect by your tradition. 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: 11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. 12 Then came His disciples, and said unto Him, Knowest Thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? 13 But He answered and said, Every plant, which my Heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Matthew 23:16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the Temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the Temple, he is a debtor! 17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the Temple that sanctifieth the gold? 18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the Altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. 19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the Altar that sanctifieth the gift?...24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel....26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

Also, one will go into the world's lifestyles and be spiritual blinded by them, and fail to see 
hwhy
's will for their lives.

Yeshua noted the subject matter regarding the cares of the world in the Gospels of Mark and Luke

Mark 4:18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the Word, 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the Word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.


PINING AWAY IN THEIR INIQUITY IN THE LAND OF ONE'S ENEMIES: Living in the world's lifestyles


Pining is also an act of longing in a foreign land. Has one ever say the words "I miss my country", or "I miss being home"? Judah experienced this while in Babylonian captivity, and this is what the prophet Jeremiah wrote in his book

Jeremiah 14:1 The Word of hwhy that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth. 2 Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.



Verses forty through forty five

40 And they shall confess ta-their iniquity and ta-the iniquity of their fathers among their transgressions which they transgressed against Me, and also that they have walked contrary with Me; 41 Also I, I will walk contrary with them, and I will bring them into the land of their enemies; if then shall humble their uncircumcised hearts, and then shall they accept ta-their iniquity: 42 And I will remember ta-My Covenant with Jacob, and also ta-My Covenant with Isaac, and I also will remember ta-My Covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land. 43 And the land shall be forsaken from them, and she shall enjoy ta-her Shabbaths among the waste of them: and they shall accept ta-their iniquity: because, and in because they despised on My judgments, and their souls abhorred ta-My Statutes. 44 And yet, that I will also not reject them in their being in the land of their enemies, and I will not abhor them to consume them to break My Covenant with them: for I am hwhy, their Elohim. 45 And I will remember for them The Covenant of the Beginnings, whom I brought them out from the land of Egypt to the eyes of the nations, to be for them for Elohim: I am hwhy

This is reinforced by what 
hwhy
said to King Solomon in the book of the Chronicles

2 Chronicles 7:14 If My People, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from the heavens, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted that the apostle John made note of this Tanakh's source in one of his epistles

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

King David went through a good part of these judgments during his life, and it's noted in the book of the Psalms

Psalms 38:1 A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. hwhy, rebuke me not in Thy wrath: neither chasten me in Thy hot displeasure. 2 For Thine arrows stick fast in me, and Thy Hand presseth me sore. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of Thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin. 4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. 5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness. 6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. 7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh. 8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart. 9 Adonai, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. 10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. 11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off. 12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long. 13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth. 14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. 15 For in Thee, hwhy, do I hope: Thou wilt hear, Adonai, my Elohim. 16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me. 17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me. 18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. 19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is. 21 Forsake me not, hwhy: O my Elohim, be not far from me. 22 Make haste to help me, Adonai, my Salvation.

One can see that all the judgments that King David experienced are mentioned in this chapter.

Looking at verse forty two in this week's Torah portion passage, 
I want to give attention to Jacob's name. Jacob's name in Hebrew is Ya-akov- Yod, Ayin, Kuph, Bet (bqey). There is something different with his name in this verse. It doesn't show it in English, but in the Hebrew text, Jacob's Hebrew name has a Vav in it (bwqey). Jacob's Hebrew name is mentioned 349 times in the entire Tanakh. Jacob's Hebrew name with the Vav is mentioned a total of five times. Jacob name in this week's Torah portion verse is the only time in the entire Torah that the Vav is included in his name. In the Paleo-Hebrew, the Vav is a picture of a "nail". Notice also that hwhy starts off with the Patriarchs "first", then He says He will remember the land "second". But in the Patriarchs, hwhy goes backwards and starts with Jacob's name first. The other two Patriarchs, Isaac and Abraham, do not have a Vav included in their names. hwhy is telling us that Jacob is the "nail" that holds these three Patriarchs together, and is the nail for us to be "attached" to the fathers, because Isaac's brother, Ishmael, was not part of the Covenant, and Esau, Jacob's brother, was also not part of the Covenant. These three patriarchs are what complete the "Patriarch Dynasty". When hwhy starts with Jacob, hwhy is making Jacob the "nail" for the People to return to the "Patiarch Covenant", then Isaac, then Abraham, because Jacob was the last of the three patriarchs that hwhy covenanted in order for hwhy's People to repent and in order to return back to the Covenant.

I mentioned that there were five total times that Jacob's Hebrew name has a Vav included. The first one is shown. The other four times it is shown are all mentioned in the book of the Prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah 30:15 Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee. 16 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey. 17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith hwhy; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. 18 Thus saith hwhy; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's (bwqey) tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof. 19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. 20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their Congregation shall be established before Me, and I will punish all that oppress them. 21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto Me: for who is this that engaged ta-his heart to approach unto Me? Saith hwhy. 22 And ye shall be My People, and I will be your Elohim.

Jeremiah 33:19 And the Word of 
hwhy came unto Jeremiah, saying, 20 Thus saith hwhy; If ye can break ta-My Covenant of the day, and ta-My Covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season; 21 Then may also My Covenant be broken with ta-David My servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with ta-the Levites the priests, My ministers. 22 As the host of the heavens cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply ta-the seed of David My servant, and ta-the Levites that minister unto Me. 23 Moreover the Word of hwhy came to Jeremiah, saying, 24 Considerest thou not what this People have spoken, saying, The two families which hwhy hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? thus they have despised ta-My People, that they should be no more a nation before them. 25 Thus saith hwhy; If My Covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the Ordinances of the Heavens and earth; 26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob (bwqey), and David, My servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause ta-their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.

Jeremiah 46:18 As I live, saith the King, whose Name is 
hwhy of Hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come. 19 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish thyself to go into captivity: for Noph shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant. 20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh; it cometh out of the north. 21 Also her hired men are in the midst of her like fatted bullocks; for they also are turned back, and are fled away together: they did not stand, because the day of their calamity was come upon them, and the time of their visitation. 22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood. 23 They shall cut down her forest, saith hwhy, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable. 24 The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded; she shall be delivered into the hand of the people of the north. 25 hwhy of Hosts, the Elohim of Israel, saith; Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their elohim, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him: 26 And I will deliver them into the hand of those that seek their lives, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar, King of Babylon, and into the hand of his servants: and afterward it shall be inhabited, as in the days of old, saith hwhy. 27 But fear not thou, O My servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and ta-thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob (bwqey) shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. 28 Fear thou not, O Jacob My servant, saith hwhy: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

Jeremiah 51:14 
hwhy of Hosts hath sworn by Himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against thee. 15 He hath made the earth by his power, He hath established the world by His wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by His understanding. 16 When He uttereth His Voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: He maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of His treasures. 17 Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. 18 They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish. 19 The portion of Jacob (bwqey) is not like them; for He is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of His inheritance: hwhy of Hosts is His name.

All theses four accounts relate to an act of returning, or the potential of returning, and all four of them have Jacob's name one time mentioned with the Vav in them.



One more thing, that I have yet to make note in this chapter, is the times that 
hwhy said that He will add "seven times" to their sins, and He mentioned this phrase four times:

18 And if unto these you will not listen to Me, and I will add seven times upon your sins to chastise you.

21 And if you walk contrary with Me, and you are not willing to listen to Me; And I will add upon you a striking seven times according to your sins.


23 And if by these you are not chastised by Me, and you will walk contrary with Me; 24 And I, also I, will walk contrary to you, and I, also I, will strike you seven times upon your sins.

27 And if by this you will not listen to Me, and you will walk contrary with Me; 28 And I will walk with you contrary in fury; and I, also I, will chastise you seven times upon your sins.


Seven times: Seven demons/spirits

An example of this is when Yeshua talked of seven spirits, relating to His generation, and it's noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 42 The Queen of the South shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

It was still applied in His generation, and Yeshua revealed that these seven additions were demons/spirits. The seven times used in this Torah chapter were the result of these spirits did affect







CHAPTER 27

Leviticus 27:1-34

Lev 27:1 And 
hwhy spoke to Moses to say, 2 Speak to the Sons of Israel, and you shall say to them, If a man shall make a difficult vow, by your evaluation shall the souls be to hwhy. 3 And your evaluation shall be of the male from a son of twenty years and unto a son of sixty years, and shall be your evaluation fifty shekels of silver on the Shekel of the Sanctuary. 4 And if she is a female, and shall be your evaluation thirty shekels. 5 And if from a son of five years and unto a son of twenty years, and shall be your evaluation of the male twenty shekels, and for the female ten shekels. 6 And if from a son of a month and unto a son of five years, and shall be your evaluation of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female of your evaluation three shekels of silver. 7 And if from a son of sixty years and upward; if a male, and shall be your evaluation fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels. 8 And if he is poor from your evaluation, and he shall stand to the face of the Priest, and the Priest shall evaluate him; upon the mouth which the hand, she that is vowing is able, shall the Priest evaluate him.

9 And if of an animal, which they bring from her a Karban Offering to 
hwhy, all that that gives from him to hwhy shall be Holy. 10 Shall not replace him, and shall not change him, a good on a bad, or a bad on a good: and if changing, shall change an animal on an animal, and he shall be and shall be his alternate, Holy. 11 And if any unclean animal of which they do not bring a Karban Offering to hwhy, and shall stand ta-the animal to the face of the Priest: 12 And the Priest shall evaluate her between good and between bad: as the Priest evaluates you, so shall be. 13 And if redeeming, shall redeem, and shall add his fifth unto your evaluation.

14 And if a man shall sanctify
ta-his house Holy to hwhy, and the Priest shall evaluate him between good and between bad: as which the Priest shall evaluate him, so shall stand. 15 And if the one sanctifying shall redeem ta-his house, and shall add a fifth of the silver of your evaluation to him, and shall be to him. 16 And if from a field of his property a man shall sanctify to hwhy, and shall be your estimation by the mouth of his seed: an homer of barley seed on the fifty shekels of silver.

17 If from the Year of the Jubilee shall sanctify his field, shall stand according to your evaluation. 18 And if after the Jubilee shall sanctify his field, and the Priest shall compute to him ta-the silver upon the mouth of the remainder of the years, unto the year of the Jubilee, and shall be deducted from your evaluation. 19 And if redeeming, the one sanctifying him shall redeem ta-the field, and shall add a fifth of silver of your evaluation to him, and to him shall stand. 20 And if shall not redeem ta-the field, and if has sold ta-the field to another man, shall not be redeemed again. 21 And the field in his going out in the Jubilee shall be Holy to hwhy as a devoted field; she shall be to the Priest of his possession. 22 And if shall be ta-a field from his purchase which is not from the field of his possession, shall be sanctified to hwhy; 23 and the Priest shall compute to him ta-the enumeration of ta-your evaluation unto the Year of the Jubilee: and shall give ta-your evaluation in that day of a Holy Thing to hwhy. 24 Shall return the field in the Year of the Jubilee to whom had bought him from him, of whom to him is a possession of the land. 25 And all your evaluation shall be on the Shekel of the Sanctuary: twenty gerahs shall be the Shekel. 26 Only the firstling which shall be a firstborn to hwhy among the animals shall not a man sanctify him; if an ox, if a sheep: he is to hwhy. 27 And if among the unclean animals, and shalll be ransomed in your evaluation, and shall add his fifth upon him: and if shall not be redeemed, and shall be sold according to your evaluation. 28 But any devoted thing which a man shall devote to hwhy from all which is to him, from Adam and from animal, and from the field of his possession, shall not be sold and shall not be redeemed: every devoted thing, he is Holy of Holies to hwhy. 29 Any devoted thing which shall be devoted from the Adam shall not be ransomed; dying, shall die.

30 And all the tithes of the land, from the seed of the land, from the fruit of the tree, he is to
hwhy: Holy to hwhy. 31 And if redeeming, a man shall redeem from his tithes, his fifth shall be added upon him. 32 And all the tithe of the herd and of the flock, all that go over under the rod, the tenth shall be Holy to hwhy. 33 Shall not search between good to the bad, and shall not change him: and if changing, shall change him, he shall be, and his substitute shall be Holy; shall not be redeemed. 34 These are the Commandments which hwhy commanded ta-Moses to the Sons of Israel on Mount Sinai.


(Note: Not all verses will have comments)


In this chapter, 
hwhy
made Moses for some of the things in these Commandments. Everytime the word "you" or "your" is mentioned, it refers to Moses.



Verses one through seven

1 And hwhy spoke to Moses to say, 2 Speak to the Sons of Israel, and you shall say to them, If a man shall make a difficult vow, by your evaluation shall the souls be to hwhy. 3 And your evaluation shall be of the male from a son of twenty years and unto a son of sixty years, and shall be your evaluation fifty shekels of silver on the Shekel of the Sanctuary. 4 And if she is a female, and shall be your evaluation thirty shekels. 5 And if from a son of five years and unto a son of twenty years, and shall be your evaluation of the male twenty shekels, and for the female ten shekels. 6 And if from a son of a month and unto a son of five years, and shall be your evaluation of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female of your evaluation three shekels of silver. 7 And if from a son of sixty years and upward; if a male, and shall be your evaluation fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels. 8 And if he is poor from your evaluation, and he shall stand to the face of the Priest, and the Priest shall evaluate him; upon the mouth which the hand, she that is vowing is able, shall the Priest evaluate him.

As one can see, the evaluation of a male is more than a female. 
hwhy
intended that way for a woman to give less, which is an act of mercy for the woman. Look at today regarding women in the workforce. It doesn't apply to everybody, but the women of the world want to have equal status and equal pay that a man has. The reason they are doing this, because the world lies to them by saying that they can be independent from men, and don't need men, and can be as equal as men. This seems to be one of the issues regarding the last days on this earth before Yeshua returns.

In verse seven, the amount of silver shekels men and women sixty years and up pay less than those twenty to sixty years. This is the oldest recording of a "senior citizen discount".

Also notice the amount of silver shekels required for the younger ones between five and twenty years old, and cheaper between a month old and five years old. This is the oldest account of rates based on ages. This practice has been used, in example, for bus fares, circuses, Disney World, and other activity places, where children of certain ages get in cheaper than their older siblings and parents, and some organizations have children ages five and under go in for free.



Verses nine and ten

9 And if of an animal, which they bring from her a Karban Offering to hwhy, all that that gives from him to hwhy shall be Holy. 10 Shall not replace him, and shall not change him, a good on a bad, or a bad on a good: and if changing, shall change an animal on an animal, and he shall be and shall be his alternate, Holy.

This is symbolic of Yeshua who was "Holy to 
hwhy", because in my Torah portion of Akharey Moth, in the book of Leviticus, regarding the two goats for Yom Kippur, based in chapter sixteen, that the symbolic "Lot Stone"- the Jewish people- made Yeshua the Dedicated Goat to hwhy.



Verses eleven through thirteen

11 And if any unclean animal of which they do not bring a Karban Offering to hwhy, and shall stand ta-the animal to the face of the Priest: 12 And the Priest shall evaluate her between good and between bad: as the Priest evaluates you, so shall be. 13 And if redeeming, shall redeem, and shall add his fifth unto your evaluation.

This most likely relates to those who have donkeys and camels, they can't be given to 
hwhy, but they can be given to the Priests to be used for their own purposes like carrying their tents or items, and donkeys would be used to pull wagons.



Verses fourteen and fifteeen

14 And if a man shall sanctify ta-his house Holy to hwhy, and the Priest shall evaluate him between good and between bad: as which the Priest shall evaluate him, so shall stand. 15 And if the one sanctifying shall redeem ta-his house, and shall add a fifth of the silver of your evaluation to him, and shall be to him.

This is the earliest account of estate appraisals.

A fifth is twenty percent (1/5 = 20%).



Verse sixteen

16 And if from a field of his property a man shall sanctify to hwhy, and shall be your estimation by the mouth of his seed: an homer of barley seed on the fifty shekels of silver.

1 homer = 50 Silver Shekels

This evaluation would have most likely occurred during the Spring period between the Biblical months of Aviv/Nissan and Sivan (between March and June), because it is the only time that the barley would grow.

Looking at the word HOMER

The Hebrew word for homer is  "khoh-mehr"- Khet, Mem, Resh (
rmx). It is from Strong's Concordance number 2563, and its definition

From H2560; properly a bubbling up, that is, of water, a wave; of earth, mire or clay (cement); also a heap; hence a chomer or dry measure: - clay, heap, homer, mire, motion, mortar.

from 2560 "khah-mahr"
(rmx), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to boil up; hence to ferment (with scum); to glow (with redness); as denominative (from H2564) to smear with pitch: - daub, foul, be red, trouble.

This homer
(rmx) is not the omer (rme). It is a different amount. This is what the Bible Hub website says regarding the homer

"an homer. or, the land of an homer, etc., i.e, as much land as required a homer of barley to sow it. The homer was very different to the omer; the latter held about three quarts, the former seventy-five gallons three pints".

1 homer = 75 gallons, 3 pints, or 75.375 gallons

Divide 50 shekels by 75.375 gallons, it comes to 1.5075 gallons per shekel.



Verse twenty five

25 And all your evaluation shall be on the Shekel of the Sanctuary: twenty gerahs shall be the Shekel.

Looking at the word GERAH

The Hebrew word for gerah is "geyrah"- Gimel, Resh, Heh (
hrg). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1626, and its definition

From H1641 (as in H1625); properly (like H1620) a kernel (round as if scraped), that is, a gerah or small weight (and coin): - gerah.

from 1625 "geyrah" (
hrg), and its definition

From H1641; the cud (as scraping the throat): - cud.

from 1641 "geh-rahr" (
rrg), and its definition

A primitive root; to drag off roughly; by implication to bring up the cud (that is, ruminate); by analogy to saw: - catch, chew, X continuing, destroy, saw.

It's mentioned earlier that a gerah is 1/20th of a shekel, but what is a gerah worth? Take the amount of 1/50 of an homer, which is the weight of one shekel, 1.5075 gallons, and divide it by twenty gerahs. It comes to .075375 homer gallons, less than a tenth of a gallon, or 1/1000 of a homer.

The Levites were in charge of the monetary rate and the monetary evaluation. One of the famous Jewish family involved in banking are the Vanderbilts. Also, the past three chairmans of the United States Federal Reserve are and have been Jews. The current chair is Janet Yellen, who is Jewish, and preceded her was Bob Bernanke, and before him was Alan Greenspan, all Jewish. All of them held this office for almost three decades


In the United States, the congress used to set the gold and silver standard (scale) for the dollar starting in 1792 under the "Mint and Coinage Act". This lasted until 1914 when the Federal Reserve began commission, took over the standard, and created the "Federal Reserve Note" which started the decline of the gold standard, and in 1933 "Executive Order 6102" made it illegal for any U.S. citizen to sell or trade gold, or gold currency, anywhere in the world. It was followed by the "Gold Reserve Act" in 1934, which stated that all gold and gold notes that were held by the Federal Reserve were to be held only by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The final nail in the coffin was in 1971 when President Nixon ended the exchange of currency into gold. It was a complex history, but you can find this information on the Wikipedia web page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_standard


Looking at the words:

SHEKEL


The Hebrew word for shekel is "sheh-kehl"- Shin, Kuph, Lamed (
lqs) is from Strong's Concordance number 8255, and its definition

"From H8254; probably a weight; used as a commercial standard: - shekel".

from 8254 "shah-kahl", and its definition

"A primitive root; to suspend or poise (especially in trade): - pay, receive (-r), spend, X throughly, weigh".

This is where we get our modern English word "scale".


COMPUTE

In verse eighteen, the Hebrew word for compute is "khah-shahv"- Khet, Shin, Bet (
bsx
). It is from Strong's Concordance number 2803, and its definition

"A primitive root; properly to plait or interpenetrate, that is, (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate; figuratively to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute: - (make) account (of), conceive, consider, count, cunning (man, work, workman), devise, esteem, find out, forecast, hold, imagine, impute, invent, be like, mean, purpose, reckon (-ing be made), regard, think".

Without the Bet, this is where we get our modern English word "cash".




I give credit to Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries for revealing this, because it was the first time I heard about it. To end this, looking at these accounts in the books of Exodus and Numbers, if one has not noticed, this whole book of Leviticus had a time span, from the beginning of chapter one to the end of chapter twenty seven, of "one month", because in the Torah portion of Pekudey, in the book of Exodus, it says this

Exodus 40:17 And was, in the first month in the second year, in the one of the month, the Tabernacle was raised up. 18 And Moses raised up ta-the Tabernacle,...

And in the Torah portion of B'midbar, in the book of Numbers, it says this

Numbers 1:1 
And hwhy spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai in the Tent of Appointment, in the one day of the second month, in the second year of their going out from the land of Egypt,...

Based on these two references, if one hasn't noticed, this whole book of Leviticus had a time span, from the beginning of chapter one to the end of chapter twenty seven, of "one month".



Next week, we'll be reading the book of Numbers which covers their thirty eight years of their journey.




This ends this week's Torah portion commentary.



This also ends the book of Leviticus



Leviticus

Don't cry. We will read you again next year, hwhy willing.



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