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God’s Law Part II: Two Passover Lambs – Two Blood Covenants

 

Look! Listen! Focus! Pray that Jehovah God will open the eyes of your heart and your ears to hear the truth from His Word that you may experience the complete fulfillment of the prophecies foreshadowed by the Passover lamb in Egypt of the coming of God’s Sacrificial Passover Lamb, Yeshua in Jerusalem in 33AD.

The lamb represents innocence; doing no evil, free from sin or wrong, doing no harm, freedom from guilt, and not transgressing the law.  Just as a young child who is not yet consciously acquainted with evil has done no wrong.  The lamb must be without spot; no discoloration, as white as snow; the lamb without blemish; no bruises, cuts, or deformities.


 
 
 
 
 
Open The Eyes of My Heart Lord
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1 ADONAI spoke to Moshe and Aharon in the land of Egypt; he said, 2 “You are to begin your calendar with this month; it will be the first month of the year for you. 3 Speak to all the assembly of Isra’el and say, ‘On the tenth day of this month, each man is to take a lamb or kid for his family, one per household – 4 except that if the household is too small for a whole lamb or kid, then he and his next-door neighbor should share one, dividing it in proportion to the number of people eating it. 5 Your animal must be without defect, a male in its first year, and you may choose it from either the sheep or the goats. 6 “‘You are to keep it until the fourteenth day of the month, and then the entire assembly of the community of Isra’el will slaughter it at dusk. 7 They are to take some of the blood and smear it on the two sides and top of the doorframe at the entrance of the house in which they eat it. 8 That night, they are to eat the meat, roasted in the fire; they are to eat it with matzah and maror. 9 Don’t eat it raw or boiled, but roasted in the fire, with its head, the lower parts of its legs and its inner organs. 10 Let nothing of it remain till morning; if any of it does remain, burn it up completely. 11 “‘Here is how you are to eat it: with your belt fastened, your shoes on your feet and your staff in your hand; and you are to eat it hurriedly. It is ADONAI’s Passover. 12 For that night, I will pass through the land of Egypt and kill all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both men and animals; and I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt; I am ADONAI. 13 The blood will serve you as a sign marking the houses where you are; when I see the blood, I will pass over [Hebrew: pasach] you.” Exodus 12

Blood is life; the life of the flesh is in the blood.  In reading the passage above one sees the action of putting blood on the two sides and top of the doorframe, an exercise of faith to save the life of the firstborn.  By faith, they believed and obeyed.  God is complete truth and cannot lie.  Obedience to God’s next passage, Passover in Jerusalem AD33, is also a matter of life and death.

7 Then came the day of matzah, on which the Passover lamb had to be killed. 8 Yeshua sent Kefa and Yochanan, instructing them, “Go and prepare our Seder, so we can eat.” 9 They asked him, “Where do you want us to prepare it?” 10 He told them, “As you’re going into the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house he enters, 11 and say to its owner, `The Rabbi says to you, “Where is the guest room, where I am to eat the Pesach meal with my talmidim?” ‘ 12 He will show you a large room upstairs already furnished; make the preparations there.” 13 They went and found things just as Yeshua had told them they would be, and they prepared for the Seder. 14 When the time came, Yeshua and the emissaries reclined at the table, and he 15 said to them, “I have really wanted so much to celebrate this Seder with you before I die! 16 For I tell you, it is certain that I will not celebrate it again until it is given its full meaning in the Kingdom of God.” Luke 22

1 It was just before the festival of Pesach, and Yeshua knew that the time had come for him to pass from this world to the Father. Having loved His own people in the world, He loved them to the end. 2 They were at supper, and the Adversary had already put the desire to betray Him into the heart of Y’hudah Ben-Shim`on from K’riot. 3 Yeshua was aware that the Father had put everything in His power, and that He had come from God and was returning to

God. 4 So He rose from the table, removed His outer garments and wrapped a towel around His waist. 5 Then He poured some water into a basin and began to wash the feet of the talmidim and wipe them off with the towel wrapped around Him.  

12 After He had washed their feet, taken back His clothes and returned to the table, He said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me `Rabbi’ and `Lord,’ and you are right, because I am. 14 Now if I, the Lord and Rabbi, have washed your feet, you also should wash each other’s feet. 15 For I have set you an example, so that you may do as I have done to you. John 13
Yeshua came to serve and this example is the height of humility!
17 Then, taking a cup of wine, he made the b’rakhah and said, “Take this and share it among yourselves. 18 For I tell you that from now on, I will not drink the `fruit of the vine’ until the Kingdom of God comes.” 19 Also, taking a piece of matzah, He made the b’rakhah, broke it, gave it to them and said, “This is My body, which is being given for you; do this in memory of Me.” 20 He did the same with the cup after the meal, saying, “This cup is the New Covenant, ratified by My blood, which is being poured out for you.” Luke 22
The Passover meal has ended.  Now the unveiling of the truth begins as we see the progressive revelation that began as a shadow in Egypt, being fulfilled in the reality of the once-for-all sacrifice of God’s loving Lamb – His Son, Yeshua!

Yeshua’s statement says it all:

And Yeshua took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body given for you; Do this in Remembrance of Me.” Luke 22:19
From this time forward, Passover has taken on a full and complete reality of truth; behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.
17 As Yeshua was going up to Yerushalayim, he took the twelve talmidim aside by themselves and said to them, as they went on their way, 18 “We are now going up to Yerushalayim, where the Son of Man will be handed over to the head cohanim and Torah-teachers. They will sentence him to death 19 and turn him over to the Goyim, who will jeer at him, beat him and execute Him on a stake as a criminal. But on the third day, He will be raised.”
Matthew 20
As we’ll see next, these exact events were prophesied by Isaiah hundreds of years before Yeshua’s birth.
13 “See how my servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honored! 14 Just as many were appalled at him, because he was so disfigured that he didn’t even seem human and simply no longer looked like a man, 15 so
now he will startle many nations; because of him, kings will be speechless. For they will see what they had not been told, they will ponder things they had never heard.” Isaiah 52

                  

Isaiah 53
1 Who believes our report? To whom is the arm of ADONAI revealed? 2 For before him He grew up like a young plant, like a root out of dry ground. He was not well formed or especially handsome; we saw Him, but His appearance did not attract us. 3 People despised and avoided Him, a man of pains, well acquainted with illness. Like someone from whom people turn their faces, He was despised; we did not value Him. 4 In fact, it was our diseases He bore, our pains from which He suffered; yet we regarded Him as punished, stricken and afflicted by God. 5 But He was wounded because of our crimes, crushed because of our sins; the disciplining that makes us whole fell on Him, and by His bruises we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, went astray; we turned, each one, to his own way; yet ADONAI laid on Him the guilt of all of us, and in fellowship with Him 7 though mistreated, He was submissive – He did not open his mouth. Like a lamb led to be slaughtered, like a sheep silent before its shearers, He did not open his mouth. 8 After forcible arrest and sentencing, He was taken away; and none of His generation protested His being cut off from the land of the living for the crimes of my people, who deserved the punishment, themselves. 9 He was given a grave among the wicked; in His death He was with a rich man. Although He had done no violence and had said nothing deceptive, 10 yet it pleased ADONAI to crush Him with illness, to see if He would present himself as a guilt offering. If He does,
He will see His offspring; and He will prolong His days; and at His hand ADONAI’s desire will be accomplished. 11 After this ordeal, He will see satisfaction. “By His knowing [pain and sacrifice], my righteous servant makes many righteous; it is for their sins that He suffers. 12 Therefore I will assign Him a share with the great, He will divide the spoil with the mighty, for having exposed Himself to death and being counted among the sinners, while actually bearing the sin of many and interceding for the offenders.”
4 Now if Yeshua were on earth, He wouldn’t be a cohen at all, since there already are cohanim offering the gifts required by the Torah. 5 But what they are serving is only a copy and shadow of the heavenly original; for when Moshe was about to erect the Tent, God warned him, “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern you were shown on the mountain.” 6 But now the work Yeshua has been given to do is far superior to theirs, just as the covenant he mediates is better. For this covenant has been given as Torah on the basis of better promises. 7 Indeed, if the first covenant had not given ground for faultfinding, there would have been no need for a second one. 8 For God does find fault with the people when he says, “‘See! The days are coming,’ says ADONAI, ‘when I will establish over the house of Isra’el and over the house of Y’hudah a new covenant. 9 “‘It will not be like the covenant which I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by their hand and led them forth out of the land of Egypt; because they, for their part, did not remain faithful to my covenant; so I, for my part, stopped concerning myself with them,’ says ADONAI. 10 “‘For this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Isra’el after those days,’ says ADONAI: ‘I will put my Torah in their minds and write it on their hearts; I will be their God, and they will be my people. Hebrews 8

To the mediator of a new covenant, Yeshua; and to the sprinkled blood that speaks better things than that of Hevel. Hebrews 12:24   

The God of shalom brought up from the dead, the great Shepherd of the sheep, our Lord Yeshua, by the blood of an eternal covenant. Hebrews 13:20
God is waiting for you to come to Him.  Today, make this personal New Blood Covenant with Him. He has prepared the way, now is the time for you to choose.
1.  Know you are a lost sinner and have a need for salvation
2.  Humbly repent of your sins, for which Yeshua has already died.  He has provided the way with His blood.
3.  Through your believing faith, ask Yeshua to save you and forgive you of your sins and become your personal Savior and Lord.
4.  Receive God’s Holy Spirit in your soul to comfort and direct your life.
5.  You are now a child of the King, Yeshua, with the Kingdom of Heaven as your eternal home.
24 By God’s grace, without earning it, all are granted the status of being considered righteous before Him, through the act redeeming us from our enslavement to sin that was accomplished by the Messiah Yeshua. 25 God put Yeshua forward as the kapparah for sin through his faithfulness in respect to His bloody sacrificial death. This vindicated God’s righteousness; because, in His forbearance, He had passed over [with neither punishment nor remission] the sins people had committed in the past. Romans 3
Several other scriptures relating to the blood of the Lamb are listed below.
18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Yeshua the Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1 Peter 1
Therefore, since we have now come to be considered righteous by means of His bloody sacrificial death, how much more will we be delivered through Him from the anger of God’s judgment! Romans 5:9
19 So, brothers, we have confidence to use the way into the Holiest Place opened by the blood of Yeshua. 20 He inaugurated it for us as a new and living way through the parokhet, by means of His flesh.
29 Think how much worse will be the punishment deserved by someone who has trampled underfoot the Son of God; who has treated as something common the blood of the Covenant which made him holy; and who has insulted the Spirit, giver of God’s grace!   Hebrews 10
In union with Yeshua, through the shedding of His blood, we are set free – our sins are forgiven; this accords with the wealth of the grace. Ephesians 1:7
And from Yeshua the Messiah, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the earth’s kings. To Him, the one who loves us, who has freed us from our sins at the cost of His blood. Revelation 1:5
And they sang a new song, “You are worthy to take the scroll and break its seals; because You were slaughtered; at the cost of blood You ransomed for God persons from every tribe, language, people and nation. Revelation 5:9
“Sir,” I answered, “you know.” Then he told me, “These are the people who have come out of the Great Tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white with the blood of the Lamb. Rev 7:14
11 But when Christ came as High Priest of the good things that are now already here, He went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but He entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! 15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a New Covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the First Covenant. Hebrews 9



 

I Believe In A Hill Called Mount Calvary
performed by the Gaither Vocal Band
 
 
 
 

The Mystery of the Menorah

Amir Tsarfati and Behold Israel

God commanded Moses to make a Golden Menorah for the wilderness tabernacle. Why? What happened to it after the Temple was destroyed? Where is the Menorah today? Is it important to have it again or was it only a mere shadow of something far greater? Will we have it in eternity at the New Jerusalem?

 

Israel Unveiled Vol. 1: Mt. of Beatitudes

Enjoy this teaching by Amir Tsarfati from the Mt. of Beatitudes in Israel.

If you are interested in additional information on Amir, visit his website Behold Israel and you can find additional videos on his YouTube channel, Behold Israel.

 

About Behold Israel

Behold Israel is a non-prophet organization led by native Israeli Amir Tsarfati.  Their mission is to provide reliable and accurate reporting on developments in Israel and the region. Amir’s live updates and teachings, based on God’s Written Word, sift out the truth on current 3events amidst global media bias against Israel.

Through the website, free app, social media and Amir’s teachings in multiple languages, we are able to reach communities worldwide. His teachings abroad and in the land explain the central role of Israel in the Bible as a blessing to the nations and a way to bring them to the Word of God and the Messiah.

 

Israel Unveiled Vol.1 – Mt. of Beatitudes

Israel Unveiled Vol. 1 is a journey through 11 different sites in the land of the Bible with Amir Tsarfati.

Join us as Amir teaches  the Sermon on the Mount from the Mt. of the Beatitudes.  See additional locations at Behold Israel’s YouTube channel.

 

Amir Tsarfati

Behold Israel

Yeshua and The Passover

We hope that this video blesses your heart as you watch and listen to Amir Tsarfati of BeholdIsrael.org explain Yeshua as the true Passover Lamb.

 

Jesus In The Old Testament

Amir Tsarfati is the founder of Behold Israel and lives in northern Israel.  Since 1999, Amir has been invited to churches, prophecy seminars and conferences around the world, to teach on current events in Israel in light of Bible prophecy.  Since 2004, Amir has been consultant to various law enforcement agencies and seminars on homeland-security issues.

Amir was born to a Jewish family in Jerusalem. He grew up in the Jerusalem area and heard about the Messiah while living with a foster family as a high school senior. It was when he saw the “Jesus” film by Campus Crusade that he accepted Jesus into his heart, the turning point in his life.

 

May you be blessed as you listen to Amir’s, “Jesus in the Old Testament.”

Chapter 26e: The First Born of Jehovah, Part V

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TO:         All Hebrews

FROM:  Jehovah God of the Hebrews

Hebrews Chapters 12 & 13

Hebrews 12:1-2  1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses {believers}, let us, too, put aside every impediment – that is, the sin which easily hampers our forward movement – and keep running with perseverance in the race set before us, 2 Let us fix our eyes on Yeshua, the author and perfector of our faith, who, in exchange for obtaining the joy set before Him, endured execution on a stake as a criminal, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

isaiah-scroll1The prophet Isaiah, in chapters 52 and 53, foretells one account of Yeshua’s crucifixion. Jehovah God is speaking of His only begotten Son, Yeshua.

Isaiah 52:13-15  “See how My servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honored! Just as many were appalled at Him, because He was so disfigured that He didn’t even seem human and simply no longer looked like a man, so now He will startle many nations; because of Him, kings will be speechless. For they will see what they had not been told, they will ponder things they had never heard.”

 Isaiah 53  1 Who believes our report? To whom is the arm of ADONAI revealed? 2 For before him Yeshua grew up like a young plant, like a root out of dry ground. He was not well-formed or especially handsome; we saw Him, but His appearance did not attract us. 3 People despised and avoided Him, a man of pains, well acquainted with illness. Like someone from whom people turn their faces, He was despised; we did not value Him. 4 In fact, it was our sins He bore, our pains from which He suffered; yet we regarded Yeshua as punished, stricken and afflicted by God. 5 But Yeshua was wounded because of our crimes, crushed because of our sins; the disciplining that makes us whole fell on Him, and by His bruises we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, went astray; we turned, each one, to his own way; yet ADONAI laid on His only Son, Yeshua, the sins of us all.  In fellowship with God 7 though mistreated, Yeshua was submissive – He did not open His mouth. Like a lamb led to be slaughtered, like a sheep silent before its shearers, Yeshua did not open his mouth. 8 After forcible arrest, beatings and sentencing, He was taken away; and none of His generation protested His being cut off from the land of the living for the crimes of God’s people, who deserved the punishment themselves. 9 He was given a grave among the wicked; in His death He was laid in a rich man’s tomb. Although Yeshua, being perfect, had done no violence and had said nothing deceptive, 10 yet it pleased ADONAI to crush Him with suffering, to see if He would present Himself as the once-for-all guilt offering. If Yeshua does, He will see His offspring; and He will prolong his days; and at His hand ADONAI’s desire will be accomplished. 11 After the suffering of His soul, He will see the light of life and be fulfilled. “By Yeshua’s knowing pain and sacrifice, My righteous servant makes those who believe in Him righteous; it is for their sins that he suffers. 12 Therefore I will assign Him a share with the great, He will divide the spoil with the mighty, for having exposed Himself to death and being counted among the sinners, while actually bearing the sin of many and interceding for the offenders.”

jesus on crossThe greatest act of forgiveness came from Yeshua as He was dying on the cross.  Yeshua cried out, ”Father, forgive them for they no not what they are doing.” Luke 23:34

Why should we ever have trouble forgiving one another?

Read the account of Yeshua’s crucifixion from an earlier blog post “It Is Finished”  and from the account found in Luke 23.

Drops of blood splattered the narrow cobblestone pavement in Jerusalem that lead to Golgotha, known as the place of the Skull, on Mt. Calvary.

Yeshua’s flesh was torn to the bone from the scourging.  His appearance was disfigured beyond that of any man and His form marred beyond human likeness.  Those who rejected Him inflicted mental and physical brutalities beyond comprehension upon Yeshua. A crown of thorns pierced His brow, which mocked and ridiculed His answer to Pilot, “My Kingdom does not belong to this world’s order of things.”

Yeshua’s last hours were filled with the deepest depth of sorrow and injustice beyond belief! Innocence, truth, love, and forgiveness were crucified.  Yeshua’s blood flowed.  Oh, the blood, the precious blood of the Lamb, Jehovah’s Lamb.

There is power in His blood: the power to overcome sin and save us from death and Hell, and the power of love that purifies and redeems.  The Lamb is without spot or blemish.  The Lamb that laid down His life, once-for-all, for whosoever chooses, so that we may be washed and justified from sin by faith believing.

“Power In The Blood” performed by Nicole C. Mullen

The Lamb was foreshadowed back in Egypt when the Israelites where told by Moses to put the blood of a lamb on the doorpost of their homes so that death would pass over.

Blood is life. The blood of Yeshua has the power of life over death and fills the hearts of those who receive Him with eternal life.  The veil, which separated the Holy of Holies, was torn from top to bottom by Jehovah.  This act reveals that we have direct access to Him through His Son, Yeshua the Great High Priest.  Yeshua is our intercessor having accomplished His mission, given by His Father Jehovah, through fulfilling the law and establishing the new blood Covenant.

No one could see behind the Temple veil except the high priest. Today, only the veil of spiritual blindness stands between one’s seeing and believing Jehovah’s complete truth.

Worthy is the Lamb! In Yeshua, we have redemption through His blood and the forgiveness of sins. Ephesians 1:7 Jehovah gave His Son to pay the ultimate price.  Yeshua was born to die so that you and I could have eternal life!

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT JEHOVAH GOD AND HIS ONLY SON, YESHUA, DO NOT LOVE YOU!

“Written In Red”

The 12th chapter of Hebrews begins with therefore.  What is therefore – there for?  It is to bring to a conclusion, from previous chapters, the major highlights of Jehovah’s revelation of truth through warnings {to those who reject Jehovah’s word of truth} and perseverance {those who accept Jehovah’s word of truth} in regard to His Son, Yeshua.

It is imperative that you, the Hebrew people, by faith believing, accept Jehovah’s truth by knowing His Son, Yeshua, as your personal Savior and Lord of your life.

It is evident that Jehovah God presents His truth to His Hebrew people. Let us review by taking a look as some key examples.

1) In the past, Jehovah spoke to your forefathers through His prophets.

2) In the last days, Jehovah spoke through His Son, Yeshua, whom He appointed heir of all things.

3) Yeshua will be King in the Kingdom of Heaven in the New Jerusalem forever and ever.

4) Jehovah’s warning: do not ignore such a great salvation!

5) Yeshua, Jehovah’s Son, was made like His brothers in order to become the merciful and faithful Great High Priest, making atonement for the sins of the people.  Amen and Amen!

6) Yeshua is greater than Angels (messengers) or Moses, a servant in Jehovah’s house.  Yeshua is the Son over Jehovah’s house.

7) Jehovah’s Holy Spirit speaks another warning:  today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart.  Listen! Seek Jehovah God with all your heart!

8) You have heard the Gospel preached; respond by faith believing in Yeshua Messiah the Christ – while it is today.

9) As a new believer, hold firm to the faith you possess.  You know Jehovah’s truth and His truth sets you free.

10) Yeshua paid the price for your sins with His blood in order that you may have everlasting life through Him only.

11) Jehovah’s warning:  do not fall away from the truth!  Walk in the Holy Spirit and not in the flesh.  All things spiritual!

12) Melchizedek foreshadowed Yeshua Messiah, the Christ and the Great High Priest forever and ever!  No other priests are needed.  Yeshua is your all in all and the only intercessor between you and your heavenly Father God.

13) Jehovah God’s Son, Yeshua, is the mediator of the New Blood Covenant, through His once-for-all blood sacrifice. He set those who choose Him free from sin with His promise of an eternal inheritance in the Kingdom of Heaven! Amazing love!

14) Trust in Jehovah God, for His Word is truth and He cannot lie.   Exercise your trust in God by faith believing in Yeshua His Son for salvation. Stand firm in the faith.

ALL 14 examples can be summed up into one.  Jehovah God warns, do not ignore such a great salvation – Do not ignore My Son, Yeshua.

faithStand firm in FAITH.

F is for forgiveness.  “In Yeshua we have redemption through His Blood, the forgiveness of sins.”  Ephesians 1:7

A is for available for all.  “For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son, Yeshua, into the world that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

I is for impossible. It is impossible for God to allow sin into Heaven.  “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

T is for Turn. Turn is to repent from your self and sin and by faith believing, turn to Yeshua for salvation.  “If My people, which are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:14

H is for Heaven. The dwelling place, the eternal home for all believers, called the Kingdom of Heaven, the perfect place without sin, where Yeshua is the King of kings and Lord of lords forever without end! Yeshua told His disciples of this place.  “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and believe in Me. In My Father’s house are many places to live. If there weren’t, I would have told you because I am going there to prepare a place for you. Since I am going and preparing a place for you, I will return to take you with Me; so that where I Am, you may be also. Furthermore, you know where I’m going; and you know the way there.”  John 14:1-4

By FAITH let us see. By FAITH let us believe in Jehovah’s Son, Yeshua. By FAITH let us receive Jehovah’s love gift of salvation through Yeshua, the One who paid the price for my sin and yours, through the shedding of His blood ONCE-FOR-ALL to those, who by FAITH believing in Yeshua, personally receive Him as Savior and Lord of their lives.

Hebrews Chapter 12 

God is dealing with you as sons; regard your endurance as discipline.      

1 So then, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us, too, put aside every impediment – that is, the sin which easily hampers our forward movement – and keep running with endurance in the contest set before us, 2 looking away to the Initiator and Completer of that trusting Yeshua, who in exchange for obtaining the joy set before Him, endured execution on a stake as a criminal, scorning the shame, and He sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Yes, think about Yeshua who endured such hostility against Himself from sinners, so that you won’t grow tired or become despondent. 4 You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in the battle against sin. 5 Also you have forgotten the counsel, which speaks with you as sons: “My son, don’t despise the discipline of ADONAI or become despondent when he corrects you. 6 For ADONAI disciplines those he loves and whips everyone He accepts as a son.” 7 Regard your endurance as discipline; God is dealing with you as sons. For what son goes undisciplined by his father? 8 All legitimate sons undergo discipline; so if you don’t, you’re a mamzer and not a son! 9 Furthermore, we had physical fathers who disciplined us, and we respected them; how much more should we submit to our spiritual Father and live! 10 For they disciplined us only for a short time and only as best they could; but God disciplines us in a way that provides genuine benefit to us and enables us to share in His holiness. 11 Now, all discipline, while it is happening, does indeed seem painful, not enjoyable; but for those who have been trained by it, it later produces its peaceful fruit, which is righteousness. 12 So, strengthen your drooping arms, and steady your tottering knees; 13 and make a level path for your feet; so that what has been injured will not get wrenched out of joint but rather will be healed. 14 Keep pursuing shalom with everyone and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one misses out on God’s grace, that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble and thus contaminates many, 16 and that no one is sexually immoral, or godless like Esav, who in exchange for a single meal gave up his rights as the firstborn. 17 For you know that afterwards, when he wanted to obtain his father’s blessing, he was rejected; indeed, even though he sought it with tears, his change of heart was to no avail. 18 For you have not come to a tangible mountain, to an ignited fire, to darkness, to murk, to a whirlwind, 19 to the sound of a shofar, and to a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further message be given to them – 20 for they couldn’t bear what was being commanded them, “If even an animal touches the mountain, it is to be stoned to death”; 21 and so terrifying was the sight that Moshe said, “I am quaking with dread.” 22 On the contrary, you have come to Mount Tziyon, that is, the city of the living God, heavenly Yerushalayim; to myriads of angels in festive assembly; 23 to a community of the firstborn whose names have been recorded in heaven; to a Judge who is God of everyone; to spirits of righteous people who have been brought to the goal; 24 to Yeshua the mediator of the New Covenant,  and to the sprinkled blood that speaks better things than that of Hevel (Abel). 25 See that you don’t reject Jehovah God who speaks! For if those did not escape who rejected God when He gave divine warning on earth (Mount Sinai) think how much less we will escape if we turn away from Him when He warns from heaven (Mount Zion). 26 Even then, God’s voice shook the earth (Mt. Sinai); but now, God has made this promise: “One more time I will shake not only the earth, but the heaven too (Mount Zion)!” 27 And this phrase, “one more time,” makes clear that the things shaken are removed, since they are created things, so that the things not shaken may remain (eternal). 28 Therefore, since we have received an unshakeable Kingdom, let us have grace, through which we may offer service that will please God, with reverence and fear. 29 For indeed, “Our God is a consuming fire!”

 

“A Mighty Fortress” performed by Christy Nockels

Hebrews Chapter 13

Exhortations for all believers

1 Let brotherly friendship continue; 2 but don’t forget to be friendly to outsiders; for in so doing, some people, without knowing it, have entertained angels. 3 Remember those in prison and being mistreated, as if you were in prison with them and undergoing their torture yourselves. 4 Marriage is honorable in every respect; and the marriage bed kept pure for God will indeed punish fornicators and adulterers. 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money; and be satisfied with what you have; for God himself has said, “I will never fail you or abandon you.” 6 Therefore, we say with confidence, “ADONAI is my helper; I will not be afraid what can a human being do to me?” 7 Remember your leaders, those who spoke God’s message to you. Reflect on the results of their way of life, and imitate their trust – 8 Yeshua the Messiah is the same yesterday, today and forever. 9 Do not be carried away by various strange teachings; for what is good is for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods. People who have made these the focus of their lives have not benefited thereby. 10 We have an altar from which those who serve in the Tent are not permitted to eat. 11 For the cohen hagadol brings the blood of animals into the Holiest Place as a sin offering, but their bodies are burned outside the camp.p 12 So too Yeshua suffered death outside the gate, in order to make the people holy through his own blood. 13 Therefore, let us go out to Him who is outside the camp and share His disgrace. 14 For we have no permanent city here; on the contrary, we seek the one to come. 15 Through Yeshua, therefore, let us offer God a sacrifice of praise continually. For this is the natural product of lips that acknowledge His name. 16 But don’t forget doing good and sharing with others, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your lives, as people who will have to render an account. So make it a task of joy for them, not one of groaning; for that is of no advantage to you. 18 Keep praying for us, for we are certain that we have a clear conscience and want to conduct ourselves properly in everything we do. 19 And all the more I beg you to do this, so that I may be restored to you that much sooner. 20 May the God of shalom, who through the blood of the eternal covenant, brought back from the dead our Lord Yeshua, that great Shepherd of the sheep,. 21 equip you with every good thing you need to do His will; and may He work in us whatever pleases Him, through Yeshua the Messiah. to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. 22 Now I urge you, brothers, to bear with my message of exhortation; for I have written you only briefly. 23 Know that our brother Timothy has been released. If he comes soon enough, I will bring him with me when I come to see you. 24 Greet all your leaders and all God’s people. The people from Italy send greetings to you. 25 Grace be with you all.

Jehovah God has given you the light to see His complete truth revealed again in this amazing book of Hebrews, written to you His chosen.  “TODAY, if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart as your forefathers did in the desert.”  Yeshua is the way, the truth and the life.  Yeshua is your light and your salvation.  Yeshua is Jehovah’s Son, His sacrificial Lamb, born to die that you may live. The greatest mistake you will ever make in your life is refusing Jehovah’s only begotten Son, Yeshua, as your personal Savior and Lord of your life.

Amazing Love” performed by Chris Tomlin

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