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NITSAVIM (Standing)
Deuteronomy 29:10-30:20 (29:8-30:20 in Hebrew)

There are 32 Aleph-Tavs in this week's Torah portion




Tent Of Appointment Moses

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CHAPTER 29

Deuteronomy 29:10-29


Deu 29:10 You, you are standing today, all of you, towards the Face of hwhy, your Elohim; your Heads, your Tribes, your Elders, and your Officers, every man of Israel, 11 your little ones, your wives, and your stranger who is in the midst of your Camp, from the hewer of your wood unto the drawer from your water: 12 by your going over in the Covenant of hwhy, your Elohim, and in His Oath, which hwhy, your Elohim, is cutting with you today: 13 by that, shall establish you today to Himself for a People, and He shall be to you for Elohim, as which was spoken to you, and as which was sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, 14 and not with yourselves by your aloneness I am cutting ta-this Covenant and ta-this Oath; 15 for ta-who are here with us standing today towards the Face of hwhy your Elohim, and ta who are not here with us today:

16 For you, you know
ta how we dwelt in the land of Egypt; and ta how we went over in the midst the nations whom you went over; 17 and you have seen ta-their abominations, and ta-their log idols of wood and of stone, silver, and gold, which were with them: 18 lest should be among you a man, or a woman, or family, or a tribe, whom his heart faces today from hwhy, our Elohim, to go to serve the elohim of ta-these nations; lest should be among you a root that fructifies gall and wormwood; 19 And shall be, in his hearing ta-the Words of this curse, and shall bless in his heart, to say, Peace shall be to me, for I walk in the stubborness of my heart, by that, to add the drunkenness to ta-the thirsty: 20 hwhy will not breathe forgivenes to him, for then shall smoke the Anger of hwhy and His jealousy shall be against that man, and shall crouch on Him all the curses of the writing in this Scroll, and hwhy shall blot out ta-his name from under the heavens. 21 And hwhy shall make apart to him towards evil from all of the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the Covenant that are written in the Scroll of this Torah: 22 And the generation afterwards, of your sons who shall arise after you, and the alien who shall come from a far land, shall say, and they shall see ta-the plagues of that land, and ta-her diseases which hwhy has made sick among her; 23 brimstone and salt shall burn her, all of the land, she shall not be sown, and she shall not sprout, and shall not ascend in her any herb, like the overthrowing of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which hwhy overthrew in His Anger, and in His Wrath: 24 And all of the nations, they shall say, Upon why hwhy had done as thus to this land? What was the fierceness of this great anger? 25 And they shall say, Upon which they have forsaken ta-the Covenant of hwhy, Elohim of their fathers, which had cut with them in His bringing them from the land of Egypt: 26 and they went and they served other elohim, and they bowed down to them of elohim whom they did not know, and not was a portion to them: 27 and glowed the Anger of hwhy in her land, to bring upon her ta-every curse of the writing in this Scroll: 28 And hwhy uprooted them from upon their ground in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them to another land, as this day. 29 The secrets are to hwhy, our Elohim: and the revelations are to us and to our sons unto ages to do ta-all of the Words of this Torah.


(Note: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses ten and eleven

10 You, you are standing today, all of you, towards the Face of hwhy, your Elohim; your Heads, your Tribes, your Elders, and your Officers, every man of Israel, 11 your little ones, your wives, and your stranger who is in the midst of your Camp, from the hewer of your wood unto the drawer from your water:

An Israelite having a person drawing water for them? Since when did the Israelites obtain servants while in the wilderness? I don't think they had slaves in Egypt, because they were slaves themselves under the harsh rule of Pharaoh. It was most probable that they had servants during their travels in the wilderness and obtained them from the destruction of the battles they fought and destroyed.



Verses thirteen through fifteen

13 by that, shall establish you today to Himself for a People, and He shall be to you for Elohim, as which was spoken to you, and as which was sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, 14 and not with yourselves by your aloneness I am cutting ta-this Covenant and ta-this Oath; 15 for ta-who are here with us standing today towards the Face of hwhy your Elohim, and ta who are not here with us today:

Notice in verse fourteen that there is a stand alone Aleph-Tav in verse fourteen, meaning there is no dash between the Aleph-Tav and the phrase in connection to it, but still connects to it. This stand alone Aleph-Tav is connected to the the phrase

14 ...and ta who are not here with us today:

It could apply as a hint to the One that would come who is not with Moses and the Israelites, and that was Yeshua, the Aleph and the Tav (the Alpha and Omega in the Greek). Moses also was not just talking about them and their descendants, but also those from our past generations and our generation today as believers in Yeshua who will be going to be in the land through Yeshua, the Messiah.

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted of this segment that the ones that Moses said who are not there with him would be the Messianics, meaning us, that is "our generation".


Indirectly related, we as believers have believed that we are part of Israel from the result of accepting Yeshua into our hearts and made Him our Lord and Savior. Yeshua noted this in the Gospel of John

John 20:29 Yeshua saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.



Verse eighteen

18 lest should be among you a man, or a woman, or family, or a tribe, whom his heart faces today from hwhy, our Elohim, to go to serve the elohim of ta-these nations; lest should be among you a root that fructifies gall and wormwood;

Looking at the following words:

GALL

The Hebrew word for gall is "rohsh"- Resh, Aleph, Shin (
sar). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7219 and its definition

Apparently the same as H7218; a poisonous plant, probably the poppy (from its conspicuous head); generally poison (even of serpents): - gall, hemlock, posion, venom.

from 7218 "rohsh"
(sar), and its definition

From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.): - band, beginning, captain, chapiter, chief (-est place, man, things), company, end, X every [man], excellent, first, forefront, ([be-]) head, height, (on) high (-est part, [priest]), X lead, X poor, principal, ruler, sum, top.

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted that this will make one sicker, and sicker, until the person is dead.

In this case, it means that the head of a man would symbolically be fructified with poison. This is the same substance that Yeshua was given, but refused. I researched why there were two different places in the Gospels where one source says that He received the sponge at the cross, and another saying He refused the sponge at the cross. The reason is, because Yeshua was offered "two" different sponges. The first time Yeshua was given the sponge is located in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 27:33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34 They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink.

This is, because the sponge was filled with "poison", which is the gall. This poison was a substance which would have killed Him. If Yeshua took this, He would have disqualified Himself to be the Messiah, because He would have not finished His set of last words before He died by saying "It is finished". That gall would have finished Him first, and the Jewish People, the Jewish authorities, the Romans, and the world, as well as the prince of this world, HaSatan, would have stated "It is finished" against Yeshua instead of Yeshua saying this Himself against HaSatan.

This is the second time that He was given a sponge, which is also noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 27:48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink.

Notice that this account is noted later the same Gospel of Matthew chapter compared to the first account. There was no gall added to this sponge, therefore He took this second sponge, and later said "It is finished".


WORMWOOD

The Hebrew word for wormwood is "lah'ah-nah"- Lamed, Ayin, Nun, Heh (
hnel). It is from Strong's Concordance number 3939, and its definition

From an unused root supposed to mean to curse; wormwood (regarded as poisonous, and therefore accursed): - hemlock, wormwood.

In this case, this would symbolically be one's manifestation of his head full of poison by saying that the other aspect of the fructification of a man would be speaking out "cursing".

In this week's Torah portion passage, Moses was saying to them in many words, "Lest they be fructified with the head full of poison and speaking out cursing". Going back to Matthew's Gospel account when Yeshua was offered vinegar and gall at the cross, His first offering account, if He took it, He would be taking poison, which would symbolically effect His head and cause Him to speak "curses". That is also the spiritual significance why He did not take it. Also spiritually, we as believers need to guard our minds from giving into spiritual poison from HaSatan and his demons, as well as the flesh and the world, that would cause us to speak curses.

The apostle Paul noted an example of how one's heart and mind could be guarde and it is written in his letter to the assembly in Philipia

Phillipians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto hwhy. 7 And the Peace of hwhy, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Messiah Yeshua. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.


Also indirectly related, King David speaks about the tongue and it is noted in the book of the Psalms

Psalms 59:11 Slay them not, lest my People forget: scatter them by Thy Power; and bring them down, Adonai, our Shield. 12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.

The apostle James also noted about the tongue in his epistle

James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 Therewith bless we hwhy, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of hwhy. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

The tongue is a very powerful tool. We as believers need to be careful in what we speak.



Verse twenty

20 hwhy will not breathe forgivenes to him, for then shall smoke the Anger of hwhy and His jealousy shall be against that man, and shall crouch on Him all the curses of the writing in this Scroll, and hwhy shall blot out ta-his name from under the heavens.

This is no different than what 
hwhy
said to Moses at Mount Sinai, in the Torah portion of Ki Thisa, in book of Exodus

Exodus 32:31 And Moses returned to hwhy, and said, Oh now, this People have sinned a great sin, and they have made for themselves an elohim of gold. 32 And now, that You will lift up their sin; and if not, blot me now from Your Scroll which You have written. 33 And hwhy said to Moses, Whoever that has sinned towards Me, I blot him out from My Scroll.

In the Brith Khadashah (the New Covenant), the assembly of Sardis was given a warning to stick with the faith or be blotted out of the book which is noted in the book of Revelation

Revelation 3:1 And unto the angel of the assembly in Sardis write; These things saith He that hath the seven Spirits of hwhy, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before hwhy. 3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white: for they are worthy. 5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels.

For those whose names will be blotted out (I pray that is not the case for anyone), this is an idea what Yeshua is going to see in the books

Ink Blot

As I said, I pray none of us gets blotted out from His Book of Life. It would be more grievous for a believer to have his or her name blotted in the book than for a non-believer not to be in the Book, because the believer was saved and later rebelled against His Will and went their own way.



BETWEEN TWENTY TWO AND TWENTY FOUR- to say, then continues where left off, then says what they will say in verse twenty four? Was it said then but it was removed later?



Verse twenty eight

28 And hwhy uprooted them from upon their ground in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them to another land, as this day.

It is not shown in the English, but in the Hebrew text, the English phrase "and cast them" is the Hebrew "vai-yash-lee-kheym" (
Mklsyw
). But this Hebrew word contains a large Lamed

Vay-yash-likheym

The Hebrew letter Lamed is the Paleo-Hebrew picture of a crooked shepherd's staff. The reason this "staff" in the Hebrew word for "cast" meant that 
hwhy
would use His Crooked Shepherd's Staff, since hwhy is "the Shepherd", to cast the Israelites from the land if they come to that point of rebellion. Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted that the Lamed, which is a shepherd's staff, is an act to bring back the sheep to the fold, meaning that hwhy will bring the Israelites back to the land. hwhy already brought the Southern House of Judah back starting in the 1900's and became a state in 1948. hwhy has yet to bring back the Lost Ten Northern Tribes of the House of Israel, and that can only be done through Yeshua, the Messiah, who says that He is the Shepherd, as noted in the Gospel of John.

John 10:11 I am the Good Shepherd: The Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.

John 10:14 I am the Good Shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine.


Monte Judah in his July 2004 "Yavoh" magazine, in his article "The Jots and Tittles of Moses", noted this regarding the large Lamed

"The Lamed means a shepherds staff or a herder's goad. The staff of Moses was used to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. The staff of Moses was raised up in the wilderness to symbolize how the Messiah would [be] raised up on the cross. The Letter Lamed is made bold to remind us that the Great Shepherd will be the One who gathers us where ever we may be scattered. This passage of Scripture explains how Israel was prophesied by Moses to one day [be] cast into all the nations (just as we have). But the enlgared Lamed reminds us that the Great Shepherd will bring us back".



Verse twenty nine

29 The secrets are to hwhy, our Elohim: and the revelations are to us and to our sons unto ages to do ta-all of the Words of this Torah.

King Solomon took this verse and applied it in the book of Proverbs

Proverbs 25:2 The Glory of Elohim is the hiding of a word: but the glory of kings is to search out a word.

We as believers in Yeshua are also kings as the apostle John noted in the  book of Revelation

Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. 4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him who Is, and who Was, and who Is to Come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His Throne; 5 And from Yeshua, the Messiah, who is the Faithful Witness, and the First Begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own Blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto hwhy and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

In other words, we, as "kings" in Yeshua, are to search out a matter, or a word, in Messiah Yeshua, who is the Word manifested, as is noted in the Gospel of John

John 1:14 And the Word was made Flesh, and dwelt among us,...


Another issue regarding this week's Torah portion passage is the phrase "to us and to our sons unto...". In the Hebrew text is "lah-noo ool-vah-ney-noo ahd" (
de wnynblw wnl
), but the thing about this Hebrew text is that all the Hebrew letters, except the last letter Dalet, has a dot above each letter

Lanu Ul-vaneynu Ahd


Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries in his
July 2004 "Yavoh" magazine, in his article "The Jots and Tittles of Moses", noted this regarding the dots

"Again, the jots have to do with Jacob's flock or family. This passage has the jots placed over the future generations. It reminds us that each generation must look to the Torah for their instruction and to understand their part in Jacob's family, beginning with Jacob's family being divided into two compnaies before crossing into the land. We see that we are divided as the House of Judah and the House of Israel. That night, Jacob was afraid and in terror. He wrestled with God; he feared his brother Esau. It was called Jacob's trouble. The next day, he was unified, his brohter went away, and he received a blessing and anew name - Israel. The same will happen to us. We are in Jacob's trouble now. We are dealing with terror. We are divided. We await the blessing of God and His new day. Our names will be changed. We will live in the promised land. The sages say that what happened to the fathers will happen to the descendants. The jots remind of the story of Jacob, Jacob's trouble, Jacob's flock and family coming together. We associate Jacob's trouble with end time events, specifically, the Great Tribulation. Therefore, it is of profound interest to us".

 
There is also an article from the Haarets website titled "The Secrets Behind the Dots Parashat Nitzavim-Vayelekh", dated August 30, 2013, by Haarets contributor Yakov Z. Meyer. 
You can find this artlice at this link:

http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/portion-of-the-week/1.544469



There is something else that I notice regarding the dots. In my opinion, in the context of this verse, the dots above the phrase "to us and to our sons...", regarding the hidden and the revealing, applies in the context to what King Solomon said above, but I will repeat it again

Proverbs 25:2 The glory of Elohim is the hiding of a word: but the glory of kings is to search out a word.

The dots above represent a symbolic picture of a crown above those of Moses' generation and the sons after them, meaning that they are kings in their own right when they search out the Word. The last dot is located above the Ayin (
e
) in the Hebrew word "ahd", which is translated "unto" (de). The letter Ayin is a Paleo-Hebrew picture of the "eye". In this case, in context of this week's Torah portion passage, it is saying to use one's eye to see the four levels of the word:

FIRST LEVEL
P'shat:
The Literal/Simple [Breadth]

SECOND LEVEL
Drash:
Parable/Allegory [Length]

THIRD LEVEL
Remez:
Seek/Search [Depth]

FOURTH LEVEL
Sod:
Inner/Mystical [Height]


I would like to add a fifth level to this process:
FIFTH LEVEL

Yeshua: Eternal/Kingdom-Earth Connection [Complete]

The eye is to ultimately see Yeshua in the complete understanding level of the Torah. Yeshua said in many words that He was setting the goal Himself in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the Torah, or the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Phillip witnessed the fulfillment, or completion, of the Torah which is noted in the Gospel of John

John 1:45 Phillip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found Him, of whom Moses in the Torah, and the Prophets, did write, Yeshua of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

The apostle Paul noted this in his letter to the assembly in Rome

Romans 10:4 For Messiah is the end of the Torah for righteousness to every one that believeth.

Looking at the word END

The Greek word for end is "telos" (teloj). It is from Strong's Concordance number 5056, and its definition

From a primary word τέλλω tellō (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly the point aimed at as a limit, that is, (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [literally, figuratively or indefinitely], result [immediate, ultimate or prophetic], purpose); specifically an impost or levy (as paid): - + continual, custom, end (-ing), finally, uttermost. Compare G5411.


Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted that in this verse of Paul to the Romans, the King James Version translators mistranslated the word as "end" in the verse. The apostle Paul wasn't saying that Yeshua finished and buried the Torah forever, and we are to have a new set of commandments, but Paul was saying that Yeshua was the "goal" of the Torah and the Prophets, as the Greek word also translates. In other words, the Torah and the prophets leads to Yeshua. This is how it should be translated

Romans 10:4 For Messiah is the goal of the Torah for righteousness to every one that believeth.

Thank you Mark.


Indirectly related, a great example of that is the verse King David wrote in the book of Psalms

Psalms 22:1 ...My El, my El, why have you forsaken me?

which is from the Hebrew "Ey-lee, Ey-lee, lah-mah ah-zahv-tah-nee?" (
yntbze hml yla yla)

These are the very same words Yeshua spoke and fulfilled at His crucifixion in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani [in Greek "hli hli lama sabaxqani"]? that is to say, My El, My El, why hast Thou forsaken Me?

The experiences David went through was a future fulfilling prophecy to what Yeshua went through at the cross.







CHAPTER 30

Deuteronomy 30:1-20

Deu 30:1 And shall be, when shall come upon you all of these Words of the blessing and the curse which I have set to your face, and you shall bring them to your heart among all of the nations, which
hwhy, your Elohim, shall banish you to there, 2 and you shall return unto hwhy, your Elohim, and you shall listen in His Voice according to all that I am commanding you today, you and your sons, in all of heart, and in all of your soul; 3 and hwhy, your Elohim, will turn ta-your captivity, and will have compassion upon you, and will return and will gather you from all of the peoples which hwhy, your Elohim, had scattered you. 4 If you shall be driven out among the ends of the heavens, will hwhy your Elohim gather you from there, and shall take you from there: 5 and hwhy, your Elohim, will bring you to the land which your fathers shall possess, and you shall possess her; and you shall be well, and you shall multiply from your fathers, 6 and hwhy shall circumcise ta-your heart, and ta-the heart of your seed to love ta-hwhy, your Elohim, in all of your heart, and in all of your soul, by that, you shall live. 7 And hwhy, your Elohim, will put ta all of these curses upon your enemies, and on your haters who persecuted you. 8 And you, you shall return, and you shall listen in the Voice of hwhy, and you shall do ta-all of His Commandments which I am commanding you today, 9 and hwhy, your Elohim, shall make you excel in every work of your hand, in the fruit of your belly, and in the fruit of your animal, and in the fruit of your ground, for goodness: for hwhy shall return to rejoice upon you for goodness as which had rejoiced upon your fathers: 10 for you shall listen in the Voice of hwhy, your Elohim, to keep His Commandments and His Statutes of the writing in the Scroll of this Torah, for you shall return to hwhy, your Elohim, in all of your heart, and in all of your soul.

11 For this Commandment which I am commanding you today, she is not difficult from you, and she is not far off. 12 She is not in the heavens, to say, Who shall go up for us to the heavens and get her for us, and we shall hear her, and we shall do her? 13 And she is not from over the sea, to say, Who shall go over for us towards over the sea and get her for us, and we may hear her, and we will do her? 14 For the Word is very near to you in your mouth and in your heart to do him.

15 See, I have set to your face today
ta-the life and ta-the good, and ta-the death and ta-the evil; 16 which I am commanding you today to love ta-hwhy, your Elohim, to walk in His Ways, and to keep His Commandments, and His Statutes, and His Judgments, and you shall live and you shall multiply: and hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you in the land which you are going there to possess her. 17 And if your heart shall face away, and you will not listen, and you shall be drawn away, and you shall bow down to other elohim, and you shall serve them; 18 I have declared to you today, for perishing, you shall perish. You shall not lengthen days upon the ground which you are going over ta-the Jordan to go there to possess her. 19 I witness today ta-the heavens and ta-the earth against you, I have set to your face the life and the death, the blessing and the cursing: and you shall choose in the life, by that, you may live, you and your seed: 20 to love ta-hwhy, your Elohim, to listen in His Voice, and to cling on Him: for He is your Life, and the Length of your days: to dwell upon the ground which hwhy swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them.


(Note: Not all vereses will have comments)


Verses one and two

1 And shall be, when shall come upon you all of these Words of the blessing and the curse which I have set to your face, and you shall bring them to your heart among all of the nations, which hwhy, your Elohim, shall banish you to there, 2 and you shall return unto hwhy, your Elohim, and you shall listen in His Voice according to all that I am commanding you today, you and your sons, in all of heart, and in all of your soul;

This is the result of the Israelites scattered abroad among the nations and mixed and mingled with them, as noted in the books of the prophet Jeremiah and the prophet Hosea

Zecheriah 1:16 Therefore thus saith hwhy; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith hwhy of Hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem. 17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith hwhy of Hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and hwhy shall yet comfort ta-Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem. 18 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. 19 And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. 20 And hwhy shewed me four carpenters. 21 Then said I, What come these to do? And He spake, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to scatter her.

Hosea 9:16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb. 17 My Elohim will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.




Verses three through five

3 and hwhy, your Elohim, will turn ta-your captivity, and will have compassion upon you, and will return and will gather you from all of the peoples which hwhy, your Elohim, had scattered you. 4 If you shall be driven out among the ends of the heavens, will hwhy your Elohim gather you from there, and shall take you from there: 5 and hwhy, your Elohim, will bring you to the land which your fathers shall possess, and you shall possess her; and you shall be well, and you shall multiply from your fathers,

Both houses of Israel and Judah have been scattered all over the peoples of the earth. The Southern House of the Two Tribes of Judah were last dispersed around 70 BC and returned to the land of Israel and became a state in 1948. The Southern House still exists today, because they still have the original Covenant of 
hwhy
and were not divorced, but the Northern House of the Ten Tribes of Israel have yet to return, because they were divorced, as written in the book of the prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel [Northern Israel] committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
Though the Southern House of Judah also played the harlot, they were not divorced as their northern brothers did.

The Ten Northern Tribes of Israel were
exiled to the Assyrian Empire around 722 BC. It has been around 2,730 years later and the Ten Northern Tribes have yet to return to the land. But they could not return, because they are still divorced, until Yeshua came, who is the Word of hwhy made flesh. Yeshua as Israel's "First Husband" died at the cross and came back to life, becoming "the Renewed Bachelor" again for the Northern Kingdom of Israel as I noted in the Torah portion of Ki Theystey who now can be betrothed to Yeshua, and are waiting for Yeshua to take them back to Israel.


In relation to this segment, Rico Cortes did a teaching called "What is the Gospel?". Click on the image below to get to the webpage.

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RICO CORTES
What is the Gospel?


Rico Cortes

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This is Rico Cortes's CD teaching of this subject. Right click the link and choose "Save target as".

Rico Cortes

Rico Cortes- What is the Gospel?


Also notice in verse three of this week's Torah portion passage that the Aleph-Tav next to the phrase "your captivity". When Yeshua came to the earth to die for us and was resurrected from the dead, 
hwhy used Him to be the turning point for us, especially for the Lost Ten Northern Tribes of Israel, to turn from their ancestors' captivity from their judgments of their sins, and return back to the fold. Yeshua became the Aleph-Tav for them as well as for us to turn us from our genrational sins.



Verse six

6 and hwhy shall circumcise ta-your heart, and ta-the heart of your seed to love ta-hwhy, your Elohim, in all of your heart, and in all of your soul, by that, you shall live.

The House of Judah was worshipping foreign elohim, which they were told not to do, as noted in the book of the prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah 4:3 For thus saith hwhy to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns. 4 Circumcise yourselves to hwhy, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest My fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

The Prophet Joel gives the Israelites a way to return to 
hwhy
which is noted in his book

Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto hwhy, your Elohim: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

This rending of their hearts could be also an act of circurmcising their hearts to return to 
hwhy
.



Verses eleven through fourteen

11 For this Commandment which I am commanding you today, she is not difficult from you, and she is not far off. 12 She is not in the heavens, to say, Who shall go up for us to the heavens and get her for us, and we shall hear her, and we shall do her? 13 And she is not from over the sea, to say, Who shall go over for us towards over the sea and get her for us, and we may hear her, and we will do her? 14 For the Word is very near to you in your mouth and in your heart to do him.

The main part of this issue is that Moses said the Torah is not far away. Though they did not believe it, they were rebelling against hwhy throughout time, and they were under hwhy's judgment. The prophet Jeremiah made this prophecy that the Torah will be really close to them in their hearts, as noted in his book

Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith hwhy, that I will make a New Covenant with the House of Israel, and with the House of Judah: 32 Not according to the Covenant that I made with ta-their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which ta-My Covenant they brake, although I was an Husband unto them, saith hwhy: 33 But this shall be the Covenant that I will make with ta-the House of Israel; After those days, saith hwhy, I will put ta-My Torah in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be for Elohim, and they shall be to Me for a People. 34 And they shall teach no more a man to ta-his neighbor, and a man to ta-his brother, saying, Know ta-hwhy: for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith hwhy: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.


Yeshua recalled these Torah verses, in summary, to the Pharisees in the Gospel of Luke

Luke 17:20 And when He was demanded of the Pharisees, when the Kingdom of hwhy should come, He answered them and said, The Kingdom of hwhy cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the Kingdom of hwhy is within you.

Thus Yeshua fulfilled this Torah through their hearing, and the apostle Paul noted this in his letter to the assembly in Corinth

1 Corinthians 3:12 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. 16 Know ye not that ye are the Temple of hwhy, and that the Spirit of hwhy dwelleth in you?



In verse fourteen, the phrase "to do him" means "to do Him", meaning "to do Yeshua", by following Him and to do His will through 
hwhy, our Heavenly Father, because a woman and a man's head is Yeshua as the apostle Paul says in his letter to the church in Corinth

1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Messiah; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Messiah is hwhy.

Also in verse fourteen, it says that the Word is near. This is a hint to us that "Yeshua" is near. Substituting "Word" with "Yeshua", this is how it translates:

14 For "Yeshua" is very near to you in your mouth and in your heart to do him.

!!!hwhy Kl dbk




Verse fifteeen

15 See, I have set to your face today ta-the life and ta-the good, and ta-the death and ta-the evil;

Charlton Heston, a famous actor who played Moses in "The Ten Commandments" used this verse when he returned from Mount Sinai with the Two Tablets of Stones. That verse was mentioned as Moses just came down from Mount Sinai with the Two Stone Tablets and confronted the Israelites worshiping the golden calf.

The life that Moses said is life that results in being selfless and not selfish. Yeshua probably based this verse in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it.


Yeshua said this, because it didn't just because it refers to Him. But it was the same matter in this week's Torah portion passage when Moses mentioned to the Israelites at Jordan-Jericho that they were to lose their lives for  hwhy's sake and not to find their lives in their own strength. Yeshua also was stating that this Torah still applies to us today, and it has not changed for over 3,400 years.



Verse nineteen

19 I witness today ta-the heavens and ta-the earth against you,...

The apostle John noted an interesting relation on the basis of this verse in his epistle

1 John 5:6 This is He that came by water and blood, even Yeshua, the Messiah; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is Truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in the heavens, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these Three are One. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.



Verse nineteen

19 ...I have set to your face the life and the death, the blessing and the cursing: and you shall choose in the life, by that, you may live, you and your seed:

We have read throughout Bible history the many decisions that the Israelites made. The Northern Kingdom of Israel made the wrong choices that resulted in their exile from the land.

It hurts me to see brothers and sisters in Messiah fall away from the truth and fall astray. We as believers need to help them. Show them that you truly love them as brothers and sisters in Messiah. For those who are not brothers and sisters in Messiah, I say unto you, "Choose life" by admitting you are sinners and accept Yeshua into your heart and receive Him as your Messiah.



That ends this week's Torah portion commentary.



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