The ETERNAL'S Test.
Do you seek, the ETERNAL or the Experts,
for the answers to all of life's questions?
The ETERNAL'S Test.
There's only one question. But, can you pass it?
In (Exodus chapter 25), the CREATOR* instructed Moses to take an offering from the children of Israel, in accordance to what every man's heart was inclined to give. This offering was to be used for the construction of a Tabernacle, its furniture, its vessels, and its service. The CREATOR told Moses the reason for building the Tabernacle was because He, the ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the Universe, the creator of Heaven and Earth and all that was in them, wished to dwell among His chosen people:
*We will use the words ETERNAL, CREATOR, Mighty One, or SOVEREIGN in place of the pagan words 'god', 'lord', or 'elohim'.
(Deuteronomy 7:6-8) (AMPC) 6For you are a holy and set-apart people to the ETERNAL your CREATOR; the ETERNAL your CREATOR has chosen you to be a special people to Himself out of all the peoples on the face of the earth. 7The ETERNAL did not set His love upon you and choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the fewest of all people. 8But because the ETERNAL loves you and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn to your fathers, the ETERNAL has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
(Deuteronomy 14:2) (AMPC) For you are a holy people [set apart] to the ETERNAL your CREATOR; and the ETERNAL has chosen you to be a peculiar people to Himself, above all the nations on the earth.
(1 Kings 3:8) (AMPC) Your servant [Solomon] is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people who cannot be counted for multitude.
(1 Chronicles 16:12-13) (AMPC) 12[Earnestly] remember the marvelous deeds which He has done, His miracles, and the judgments He uttered [as in Egypt], 13O you offspring of [Abraham and] of Israel His servants, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
(Psalm 105:6) (AMPC) O you offspring of Abraham His servant, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones;
And many more...
The Holy One of Israel, their Savior, made it perfectly clear that He wanted to live among His people, the children of Israel. His exact words were:
(Exodus 25:8) (KJV) And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
He repeated the statement in Exodus:
(Exodus 29:45) (KJV) I will dwell among the children of Israel and will be their SOVEREIGN.
Note what is stated in Psalms:
(Psalms 89:18) (KJV) For the ETERNAL is our Defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our King.
In the wilderness the glory of the ETERNAL appeared to the children of Israel in the form of a pillar of a cloud by day and it was a pillar of fire by night (Exodus 13:21-22). This pillar of cloud or fire represented the very presence of the ETERNAL among His people. For it is stated:
(Exodus 14:24) (KJV) And it came to pass that in the morning watch the ETERNAL looked into the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud and troubled the host of the Egyptians.
Thus we can understand from the above statement in the Torah, that the ETERNAL was not residing in His normal place of residence in the heavens, nor was He residing at Mount Sinai, the place where He called Moses into His service. The ETERNAL was busy continually occupied in protecting, leading, providing for, and fighting the battles of His chosen people as a true King should.
When the children of Israel finally came to Mount Sinai it is again recorded that the glory of the ETERNAL abode upon the mount:
(Exodus 24:16) (KJV) And the glory of the ETERNAL abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day He called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
Backing up a few verses the ETERNAL stated to Moses:
(Exodus 24:12) (KJV) And the ETERNAL said unto Moses, Come up to Me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
It was on this very same mountain, Mount Sinai, that Moses had first encountered the CREATOR's Presence when the ETERNAL had called to him. It was here that Moses was put into the ETERNAL's service as the future redeemer of the ETERNAL's people out of the slavery of the Egyptian despots, as it is recorded in (Exodus 3 and Exodus 4). When the ETERNAL had first called Moses into His service He had said unto him:
(Exodus 3:12) (NKJV) So He said, I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve 'God' on this mountain.
The CREATOR was giving Moses the assurance that all would be well and that He would deliver the Hebrews out of Egyptian slavery. Furthermore, The CREATOR would bring them to Mount Sinai where they would worship their CREATOR (The Mighty One), as the new nation of Israel:
(Exodus 5:1) (AMPC) Afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, Thus says the ETERNAL, the Mighty One of Israel, Let My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness.
That prophecy of The CREATOR to Moses was later fulfilled when Moses was called up on the mountain of the ETERNAL, after the ETERNAL delivered the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage, just as He had promised. But first it was time for the CREATOR to introduce Himself to Moses:
(Exodus 3:14-18) (WEB) 14'God' said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM," and he said, You shall tell the children of Israel this: "I AM" has sent me to you. 15'God' said moreover to Moses, You shall tell the children of Israel this, Yahweh, The Mighty One of your fathers, The Mighty One of Abraham, The Mighty One of Isaac, and The Mighty One of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations. 16Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and tell them, Yahweh, The Mighty One of your fathers, The Mighty One of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt; 17and I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, to a land flowing with milk and honey. 18They will listen to your voice, and you shall come, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and you shall tell him, Yahweh, The Mighty One of the Hebrews, has met with us. Now please let us go three days journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to Yahweh, our Mighty One.
The statement of Moses to Pharaoh, in the name of the ETERNAL CREATOR (Yahweh), is repeated again and again as the ETERNAL speaks to Pharaoh through His servant Moses, as The Mighty One of the Hebrews [e.g. the 'The Lord God'] (Exodus 3:18; Exodus 5:3; Exodus 7:16; Exodus 9:1; Exodus 9:13). This is again repeated in (Exodus 4:22-23), only this time the ETERNAL tells Pharaoh, "Israel is my son" and commands Pharaoh, the mortal king of the Egypt, to "let my son go, that he may serve me".
So we see from all of the above that the ETERNAL calls the Israelites His chosen people. Note this well, it is very important. However, He goes much further than just calling them His chosen people; He calls them His firstborn son. I repeat; He calls Israel His firstborn son. Notice the ETERNAL tells Moses:
(Exodus 4:22-23) (ESV) 22Then you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the ETERNAL: 'Israel is My firstborn son,'. 23and I say to you, Let My son go that he may serve Me. If you refuse to let him go, behold, I will kill your firstborn son.
Therefore, in the ETERNAL's own eyes, Israel is His firstborn son. This is a statement of our CREATOR in the Torah. Either we can accept this statement or we can reject it. Note however, this is a Scriptural statement and a Scriptural fact which is made not by man but by the CREATOR of heaven and earth. Those who love the ETERNAL and love His truth will accept this truth as truth.
Remember the reason that the ETERNAL told Moses to take an offering of the children of Israel, was because He wanted to dwell among them. The Holy One of Israel, the CREATOR of the earth and the unlimited vastness of the heavens, loved His people so much that He, the CREATOR of heaven and earth wanted to dwell among His children, among His firstborn. When the ETERNAL first called Moses, He gave him the assurance that He, the ETERNAL CREATOR of heaven and earth, would be with Moses. He thus indicated that He [ETERNAL] was going to lead them. He would bring the nation of Israel into the desert and from the desert into the Promised Land. For the ETERNAL had told Moses:
(Exodus 3:12) (ESV) He said, But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve [Me] on this mountain.
Later however, when the children of Israel wanted Aaron to make a golden calf, an idol for them, the anger of the ETERNAL was kindled against the children of Israel. Note what was said when the ETERNAL spoke to Moses:
(Exodus 32:7-10) (AMPC) 7The ETERNAL said to Moses, Go down, for your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves; 8They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, These are your 'gods', O Israel, that brought you up out of the land of Egypt! 9And the ETERNAL said to Moses, I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people; 10Now therefore let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and that I may destroy them; but I will make of you a great nation.
Remember the ETERNAL repeatedly sent Moses, as His servant and messenger, to the Egyptian king. In these communiques to Pharaoh the ETERNAL referred to the Israelites as His people, as His chosen ones and He stated that He is their Holy One. Note carefully that when these people turned away from Him and made a golden calf, the ETERNAL no longer refers to them as His people that He brought up out of the land of Egypt. He had said to Moses "Go, get down! For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves." Then the ETERNAL informs Moses that He is going to destroy the whole nation and start anew with Moses.
Was the ETERNAL truly going to destroy His nation, and all the children of Israel, or was He testing His servant Moses to see how Moses would respond. If it was a test then Moses passed. Moses reminded the ETERNAL that he (Moses) had not brought the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage but that it had been the ETERNAL Himself. Moses rejected outright the statement that the people were no longer the ETERNAL's people but were the people of Moses that Moses had brought up out of the land of Egypt.
(Exodus 32:11-14) (AMPC) 11But Moses besought the ETERNAL his CREATOR, and said, ETERNAL, why does Your wrath blaze hot against Your people, whom You have brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand? 12Why should the Egyptians say, For evil He brought them forth, to slay them in the mountains and consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from Your fierce wrath, and change Your mind concerning this evil against Your people. 13[Earnestly] Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self and said to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give to your seed, and they shall inherit it forever. 14Then the ETERNAL turned from the evil which He had thought to do to His people.
Note that in verse seven, the ETERNAL no longer wanted to call the people His people. He had rejected them outright and in His wrath He would have completely destroyed the nation and then would have started a new nation with Moses and the offspring of Moses. However, after the intercession of Moses, the ETERNAL again calls the people His. But this was not yet the end of the matter.
Moses was very pleased that the ETERNAL had agreed not to destroy the people as a whole because of their sin of forsaking the ETERNAL and turning to the worship of idols by worshipping the golden calf. Then Moses went down the mountain to see the people and saw what had taken place. At once he took the necessary measures to make a full end of this sin, the sin of idolatry. However, the sad result was that three thousand of the children of Israel found death, at the hands of the Levites, because of this grave sin.
(Exodus 32:25-28) (TLB) 25When Moses saw that the people had been committing adultery, at Aaron's encouragement, and much to the amusement of their enemies, 26he stood at the camp entrance and shouted, All of you who are on the ETERNAL's side, come over here and join me. And all the Levites came. 27He told them, the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN of Israel says, Get your swords and go back and forth from one end of the camp to the other and kill even your brothers, friends, and neighbors. 28So they did, and about three thousand men died that day.
Moses ordered the people to consecrate themselves unto the ETERNAL and informed them that he would intercede for them before the ETERNAL and so Moses returned and went up again into the mountain of the ETERNAL.
(Exodus 32:31-34) (CEV) 31Moses returned to the ETERNAL and said, The people have committed a terrible sin. They have made a gold idol to be their 'god'. 32But I beg you to forgive them. If you don't, please wipe my name out of your book. 33The ETERNAL replied, I will wipe out of my book the name of everyone who has sinned against me. 34Now take my people to the place I told you about, and my angel will lead you. But when the time comes, I will punish them for this sin.
Earlier the ETERNAL had given Moses the promise that He would be with Moses to lead him and the whole of the nation of the children of Israel out of the Egyptian bondage into the promised land. Now the ETERNAL was informing Moses that from now on, because of the sin with the golden calf, that He, the ETERNAL CREATOR of heaven and earth, and the Holy One of the children of Israel was no longer going to lead them. Instead He was sending His angel before them and furthermore the ETERNAL said:
(Exodus 33:1-6) (AMPC) 1The ETERNAL said to Moses, Depart, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought from the land of Egypt, to the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, To your descendants I will give it. 2I will send an Angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanite, Amorite, Hittite, Perizzite, Hivite, and Jebusite. 3Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, for you are a stiff-necked people, lest I destroy you on the way. 4When the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned and no man put on his ornaments. 5For the ETERNAL had said to Moses, Say to the Israelites, You are a stiff-necked people! If I should come among you for one moment, I would consume and destroy you. Now therefore leave off your ornaments, that I may know what to do with you. 6And the Israelites left off all their ornaments, from Mount Horeb onward.
The people mourned because they knew that the ETERNAL is a merciful Being but as for the ETERNAL's angel they knew they were not to expect any mercy as the ETERNAL Himself had informed them saying:
(Exodus 23:20-21) (KJV) 20Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 21Beware of him and obey his voice; do not provoke him, for he will not pardon your transgressions; for My name is in him.
Please note what the text is saying, "take heed of him and hearken to his voice, do not provoke him for he will not pardon your transgressions for My name is in him". Thus we see that the ETERNAL informed His servant Moses, that because of the sins of the children of Israel, He is no longer prepared to lead these people. The ETERNAL was no longer prepared to walk in their midst. For they had rejected Him as their Holy One, and denied Him as their Savior. They had lost faith in Him and forsaken Him, even after seeing all the wonders they had encountered in Egypt. They lost faith, even after witnessing the ETERNAL split the sea in two, so that each and every one of them could cross safely. They lost faith in Him, even after watching the total destruction of the Egyptian armies with their own eyes. These same armies, that the ETERNAL brought into the sea to visit their iniquity on them, for the murder of all the innocent Hebrew children, that had been drowned by them, in the Nile, at Pharaoh's command (Exodus 1:22). The children of Israel, had seen with their own eyes, all the wonders that the ETERNAL had wrought for them. Therefore, they should have had faith, faith that the ETERNAL would bring Moses, their leader back to them. However, because they did not have faith in the ETERNAL and believed that He had forsaken them, the ETERNAL informed Moses that instead of Him leading them, He was sending His angel to lead them.
The Hebrew word for angel is (Strongs #H4397 'malak'), which literally means an agent or a messenger. This angel would thus be the agent or the messenger of the ETERNAL. Thus, since the ETERNAL was sending His angel, this angel would only fulfill His mission, nothing more, and certainly nothing less.
According to the ETERNAL Himself, the mission of this angel was threefold:
1. To go before the Israelites in order to protect them on their journey.
2. Bring them into the place which the ETERNAL had prepared for them.
3. The angel was not to pardon them for their disobedience; he was to punish them if necessary.
Naturally, when the people heard the news that the ETERNAL would no longer lead them, they went into a state of mourning because they knew that from the ETERNAL, they could expect mercy, but from this angel they would get none. We see from this, that once an angel is sent on a mission, the angel will fulfill this mission to the letter unless commanded otherwise by the ETERNAL, it does not divert from the mission from which it has been sent.
This was the case with the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and it was about to be the case in the city of Jerusalem in the days of David, the king of Israel. The ETERNAL had sent the angel of destruction because David had ordered the people to be numbered. Seventy thousand men had fallen before King David repented and the ETERNAL stopped the angel He had sent to destroy Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 21:11-17).
Moses as the ETERNAL's servant and the leader of the people, wanted the ETERNAL to lead the people, and certainly not His angel. However, Moses did not argue when the ETERNAL was in His anger at the children of Israel. Moses waited until he had made a full end to the sin of idolatry [adultry] committed by the children of Israel, before he returned to the mountain:
(Exodus 33:12-16) (AMPC) 12Moses said to the ETERNAL, See, You say to me, Bring up this people, but You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You said, I know you by name and you have also found favor in My sight. 13Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find favor in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people. 14And the ETERNAL said, My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest. 15And Moses said to the ETERNAL, If Your Presence does not go with me, do not carry us up from here! 16For by what shall it be known that I and Your people have found favor in Your sight? Is it not in Your going with us so that we are distinguished, I and Your people, from all the other people upon the face of the earth?
Moses was pleading with the ETERNAL, that the ETERNAL would keep the promise that He had first spoken, that "I will be with you", when He first called Moses into His service. The ETERNAL had said that He would be with Moses in his mission [freeing the Hebrews], which the ETERNAL was sending him on. So Moses said to the ETERNAL, that unless You Yourself will go with us, let us not move from this place. For how will it be known, that I and Your people have found favor in Your sight? Is it not in Your going with us, that we are distinguished from all the other people upon the face of the earth?
(Exodus 33:17) (AMPC) And the ETERNAL said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have asked, for you have found favor, loving-kindness, and mercy in My sight and I know you personally and by name.
Concerning this, the Torah states that it was the ETERNAL Himself who led the children of Israel out of the Egyptian bondage, into the wilderness, and from the wilderness into the promised land. So the ETERNAL is the one, who brought Moses and the children of Israel, to edge of the promised land, which is the Holy Land of Israel, right up to the city of Jerusalem where the Temple was built. This is where the children of Israel were commanded to appear before the ETERNAL three times a year on the annual festivals. Therefore, it is stated in the Psalms:
(Psalms 78:35) (ASV) And they remembered that the ETERNAL was their rock, And the Most High SOVEREIGN their redeemer.
The children of Israel realized that the very same Being Who had created the universe was the same Holy One Who had redeemed them. He was their Rock, and Who was now leading them into the Holy Land. The psalmist continues in verse fifty-four "And He brought them, that is the children of Israel, to His sacred border."
This sacred boundary is the Holy Land and the city of Jerusalem is the most Holy place on the face of this entire earth, when the Divine presence resides there. It does not reside there at the present but it will again after the Third Temple is built.
Time and again, the Torah refers to the CREATOR as being the Rock of Israel. Moses was chosen to free the ETERNAL's people, the children of Israel, under the ETERNAL's guidance and help. Moses refers to the ETERNAL and says of Him:
(Deuteronomy 32:4) (KJV) He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a CREATOR of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.
Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel, was pouring out her heart over the answer to her prayer for the male child that she had received from the ETERNAL prayed saying:
(1 Samuel 2:1-2) (KJV) 1And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the ETERNAL, mine horn is exalted in the ETERNAL: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation. 2There is none holy as the ETERNAL: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our CREATOR.
Hannah claims that beside the ETERNAL there is none other, and she was not the only one to make this claim. Moses did when he addressed the whole nation of the children of Israel just shortly before his death. Moses had declared unto the children of Israel saying:
(Deuteronomy 4:35-37) (AMPC) 35To you it was shown, that you might realize and have personal knowledge that the ETERNAL is SOVEREIGN; there is no other besides Him. 36Out of heaven He made you hear His voice, that He might correct, discipline, and admonish you; and on earth He made you see His great fire, and you heard His words out of the midst of the fire. 37And because He loved your fathers, He chose their descendants after them, and brought you out from Egypt with His own Presence, by His mighty power.
I repeat what Moses said, "there is none else beside the ETERNAL". David, who was the sweet singer of Israel and beloved of the ETERNAL made the statement:
(2 Samuel 22:2-3) (KJV) 2And he said, the ETERNAL is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; 3The Mighty One of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
Isaiah quoting the ETERNAL stated:
(Isaiah 44:5-8) (KJV) 5One shall say, I am the ETERNAL's; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the ETERNAL, and surname himself by the name of Israel. 6Thus saith the ETERNAL the King of Israel, and his redeemer the ETERNAL of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no CREATOR. 7And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them. 8Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a CREATOR beside me? yea, there is no [other] ETERNAL; I know not any.
Habakkuk knew whom the true Rock was when he asked and then answered his own question:
(Habakkuk 1:12) (AMPC) Are not You from everlasting, O ETERNAL my CREATOR, my Holy One? We shall not die. O SOVEREIGN, You have appointed [the Chaldean] to execute [Your] judgment, and You, O Rock, have established him for chastisement and correction.
Thus we see that Moses, Hannah, Isaiah, Habakkuk, and King David all refer to the ETERNAL CREATOR, as being their rock, and the Rock of Israel. King David knew full well, that beside the ETERNAL, there is no other and he states:
(2 Samuel 7:22) (KJ21) Therefore Thou art great, O ETERNAL CREATOR; for there is none like Thee, neither is there any SOVEREIGN besides Thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
This statement of David, the beloved of the ETERNAL is repeated in (1 Chronicles 17:20). Then in Psalms it is further stated:
(Psalms 73:25) (KJV) Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
Psalm seventy-three was written by A'saph who states that in heaven, he knows that in reality there is only one ETERNAL CREATOR of Hevan and Earth, and all that is within them. Asaph states that he venerates no other Deity, for there is only one Holy One, the The Mighty One, the Rock and Savior of Israel.
The peoples of the nations may choose to worship 'gods' of gold, silver, wood, stone, even sacred cows as in India. Some even worship volcanoes or the four elements, these being fire, water, earth, and wind. The Psalmist A'saph plainly claims none of these as his Deity, for he knows that there is only one true CREATOR, the ETERNAL CREATOR of the universe, and that beside Him there is none else.
The Prophet Isaiah, in (Isaiah 43:1) is quoting this Being, the Mighty CREATOR of the children of Israel, who Himself speaks to us throughout time and especially in these days when prophecy is being fulfilled before our very eyes. The conditions in these end times, are leading toward the final redemption of the children of Israel. This will take place with many great miracles, which will be witnessed by all the peoples of the earth as Israel is recalled back to their original homeland.
The Prophet Isaiah again speaks in the name of the ETERNAL and quotes the ETERNAL as stating:
(Isaiah 43:10-12) (KJV) 10You are My witnesses, says the ETERNAL, And My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no Holy One formed, nor shall there be after Me. 11I, even I, am the ETERNAL, and besides Me there is no Savior. 12I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange 'god' among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the ETERNAL, that I am SOVEREIGN.
The prophet Isaiah believed what the ETERNAL was saying to him; otherwise he would not have recorded that statement. This is not the only statement in the book of Isaiah that states that, 'besides the ETERNAL there is no Savior whatsoever'. Check the following verses in your own copy of the Holy Scriptures (Isaiah 44:6, Isaiah 45:5-6, and Isaiah 45:21).
In the book of the Prophet Hosea it is stated:
(Hosea 13:4) Yet I am the ETERNAL thy CREATOR from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no Mighty One but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
How many times dear friend, must our CREATOR state this before we believe Him? Throughout the history of the children of Israel, those who remain forever faithful have all understood that what the Prophets of the ETERNAL state is truth, that the ETERNAL is the Rock of Israel, and that besides the ETERNAL there is no Savior. Because this statement comes directly from the ETERNAL, and not from man, those who reject it will have NO excuse whatsoever, in the day of judgment when they stand before the heavenly throne. What The Mighty One states, that He alone is the SOVEREIGN of the universe, and that there is no other savior beside Him, is truth. Believing otherwise, is tantamount to calling the CREATOR a liar, as is worshiping any other savior.
What we can glean from all of the above is that, only the ETERNAL, and the ETERNAL alone, is the Rock of Israel, that He is ONE Being [not 3 or not 2], and there is no other Mighty One beside the ETERNAL [i.e. no savior, no redeemer, no son]. It was the Glory of the ETERNAL, Israel's ONLY redeemer and Savior, that filled the Tabernacle in the wilderness after Moses had sanctified it:
(Leviticus 8:10) And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them.
(Exodus 40:34-38) (LEB) 34And the cloud covered the tent of assembly, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle. 35And Moses was unable to go into the tent of assembly because the cloud settled on it and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle. 36And when the cloud was lifted from the tabernacle, the Israelites set out on all their journeys. 37But if the cloud was not lifted, they did not set out until the day of its being lifted. 38For the cloud of Yahweh was on the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night before the eyes of all the house of Israel throughout all their journeys.
This happened in the days of Moses with the Tabernacle and it happened again in the days of King Solomon at the dedication of the Temple which is recorded in (2 Chronicles 5:13-14; 2 Chronicles 7:1-3). The glory of the ETERNAL, the Holy One of Israel, their Rock, and their Savior again filled the Temple.
How Can We Show Our Love To The ETERNAL?
Did you know that the ETERNAL CREATOR of heaven and earth, and the children of Israel, states that He is a jealous CREATOR? See: (Exodus 20:1-6, and Deuteronomy 5:2-10). Therefore, He wants His people to be true to Him, and only to Him, because He tells His people they should love Him, with every fiber of their being. Neither will He give His glory to another, nor the praise that is rightfully His, to idols:
(Deuteronomy 6:4-7) (NKJV) 4Hear, O Israel: the ETERNAL our CREATOR, the ETERNAL is one! 5You shall love the ETERNAL your CREATOR with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
So, the question is, "how is it possible to love the ETERNAL with all our heart, with all our soul and, with all our might"? It's easy for us to love our mother, father, brother, sister, wife, children, and even one's friends. But how is it possible to love someone whom one has never seen, never heard, and never had any personal contact with, even if He is called our 'Heavenly Father'. How do we love someone like that, bearing in mind that He repeatedly states He is a jealous CREATOR, who won't tolerate us worshiping anything made with our hands, or our minds. Quoting the ETERNAL, we read:
(Exodus 20:3-6) (AMPC) 3You shall have no other 'gods' before or besides Me. 4You shall not make yourself any graven image [to worship it] or any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5You shall not bow down yourself to them or serve them; for I the ETERNAL your CREATOR am a jealous SOVEREIGN, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, 6But showing mercy and steadfast love to a thousand generations of those who love Me AND keep My commandments.
In Deuteronomy the ETERNAL speaks to us saying:
(Deuteronomy 4:35-40) (CEB) 35You were shown these things so that you would know this: the ETERNAL is the only CREATOR. There's no other CREATOR except Him. 36From heaven He made you hear His voice in order to discipline you. On earth He showed you His great fire. You heard His words from that very fire. 37And because He loved your ancestors and chose their descendants after them, The Mighty One brought you out of Egypt with His own presence, by His own great power, 38in order to remove larger and stronger nations from before you and bring you into their land, giving it to you as an inheritance. That's where things stand right now. 39Know then today and keep in mind that the ETERNAL is the only CREATOR in heaven above or on earth below. There is no other. 40Keep the ETERNAL's regulations and His commandments. I'm commanding them to you today for your well-being and for the well-being of your children after you, so that you may extend your time on the fertile land that the ETERNAL your CREATOR is giving you forever.
Notice what Joshua said to the people concerning the ETERNAL, and their response:
(Joshua 24:14-18) (AMPC) 14Now therefore, [reverently] fear the ETERNAL and serve Him in sincerity and in truth; put away the 'gods' which your fathers served on the other side of the [Euphrates] River and in Egypt, and serve the ETERNAL. 15And if it seems evil to you to serve the ETERNAL, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the 'gods' which your fathers served on the other side of the River, or the 'gods' of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the ETERNAL. 16The people answered, Far be it from us to forsake the ETERNAL to serve other 'gods'; 17For it is the ETERNAL our SOVEREIGN Who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, Who did those great signs in our sight and preserved us in all the way that we went and among all the peoples through whom we passed. 18And the ETERNAL drove out before us all the people, the Amorites who dwelt in the land. Therefore we also will serve the ETERNAL, for He is our SOVEREIGN.
In Isaiah the ETERNAL tells His people, He does not share His Glory with anyone, nor will He tolerate idols receiving praise [worship] that is rightfully His:
Now to return to the question; "How Can We Show Our Love To the ETERNAL, of whom it is stated over and over again, that He expects exclusive worship from His people"? The ETERNAL CREATOR, being a jealous CREATOR, and 'The Mighty One', 'The Redeemer', 'The Rock', and 'The Savior' of the children of israel, who will not tolerate in His people the worship of other 'Mighty Ones' or 'Saviors' beside Himself, provides us with the answer:
(Deuteronomy 13:1-5) (NKJV) 1If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, 2and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, 'Let us go after other gods', which you have not known, 'and let us serve them', 3you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the ETERNAL your CREATOR is testing you to know whether you love the ETERNAL your CREATOR with all your heart and with all your soul. 4You shall walk after the ETERNAL your CREATOR and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him. 5But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be PUT TO DEATH, because he has spoken in order to turn you away from the ETERNAL your CREATOR, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of bondage, to entice you from the way in which the ETERNAL your CREATOR commanded you to walk. So you shall put away the evil from your midst.
Thus we see from the words of the ETERNAL Himself, that prophets may arise that do great wonders and give great signs. The ETERNAL states that it is not because of the signs and wonders that are given, that we are to believe and obey such a one. You should follow the ETERNAL your CREATOR only, and fear Him, and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and you should serve only Him, and cling to Him. However, if that prophet or dreamer entices you to serve other saviors, even if it be himself, and says "Let us go and serve other gods", which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers [the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob], than that is a false prophet. Do not listen to false prophets even if such prophets or dreamers accurately predict the future, raise up the dead, restore sight to the blind, restore speech to the mute, make the lame to walk, or any other miracles and wonders, especially if they proclaim themselves to be the 'son of man' (Psalm 146:3) or the 'son of god' (Exodus 4:22).
It is vital that you understand how important the ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe views false idols, false 'gods', false saviors, and those who promote them, either intentionally or unintentionally. Make no mistake about it. The self-proclaimed 'son of god', met the fate of false prophets [PUT TO DEATH], even though much of what he said, and did, came to pass. It is also a test and a warning to see if you can be tricked into believing such a one. Just as the CREATOR allowed the adversary of man to deceive Adam and Eve in the garden, He continues to allow the adversary of man to deceive you today with the so-called [New Testament's]™ false covenant! Also see: (Deuteronomy 28:20, Deuteronomy 29:25-26, Deuteronomy 31:16-18, Judges 10:10, Judges 10:13, 1 Samuel 8:8, 1 Kings 11:33, 1 Kings 19:10, 2 Kings 22:17, 2 Chronicles 7:19-20, Isaiah 1:4, Jeremiah 1:16, Jeremiah 2:13).
The ETERNAL's test is always a simple one. For Adam and Eve, it was to not eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. For the children of Israel, it is to have no other Mighty Ones, in place of, or alongside the ETERNAL Creator and SOVEREIGN of the universe. He states absolutely, that if such a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, or worker of miracles should arise, and says, there is another 'savior' besides the ETERNAL, and we are called upon to serve this new 'savior', we are to reject any such ideas outright without hesitation, because THAT IS THE ETERNAL's TEST! Plain and simple. He is TESTING His people [the children of Israel], to see if they will indeed cleave to Him with all their hearts, with all their souls, and with all their might.
To get into the question of the 'Savior' further, notice what Unger's Bible Dictionary states for Savior:
1. Names: In the Hebrew Scriptures [OT], 'Savior' is usually some derivative of the verb [yasha, Strong's #H3467], to save.
2. Person: The title "Savior" is applied to [YHWH/Yahweh] in the Hebrew Scriptures [OT]:
(Isaiah 45:21) (WEB) Declare and present it. Yes, let them take counsel together. Who has shown this from ancient time? Who has declared it of old? Haven't I, Yahweh? There is no other SOVEREIGN besides me, a just SOVEREIGN and a Savior; There is no one besides me.
(Isaiah 49:26) (NOG) I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh, and they will become drunk on their own blood as though it were new wine. Then all humanity will know that I am Yahweh, who saves you, the Mighty One of Jacob, who reclaims you.
As you just read with your own eyes, there is a savior, HOWEVER, it is not a man from Galilee. It is "The ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe", "The Mighty One of Israel". There is no savior except "The ETERNAL; The Mighty One of Israel". The confusion comes from a counterfeit 'man-god' savior mythology, originating out of the equally counterfit [New Testament]™ book of deception.
Let's take a look at the foundational bedrock core belief of all 'christianity' that in the beginning, the word ['christ'], was with ['god'], and was ['god'], and that the word ['christ'] made all things including mankind. This goes way beyond just proclaiming yourself to be a 'savior', it relegates the ETERNAL CREATOR of Heaven and Earth, right into the dustbins of history. Let's take a look:
(John 1:1-4) (AMPC) 1In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ('Christ'), and the 'Word' was with 'God', and the 'Word' was 'God' Himself. 2He was present originally with 'God'. 3All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. 4In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.
(John 1:1-4) (NKJV) 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with 'God', and the Word was 'God'. 2He was in the beginning with 'God'. 3All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
Where to begin? First, this being who calls himself 'the word' [christ], says he was with 'god', and he also was 'god'. It's like this, I am me. How can I stand next to myself to be with me, when I am me? Maybe he is speaking of his shadow. Second, to clarify this impossible feat, he clears it up by stating; He was present originally with 'God'. So his claim now is that 'god' didn't create him [the word], but that he [the word] always existed alongside 'god', without being created by anyone first. Sounds like Mumbo-Jumbo to me. Third, he says that 'god' whom he [the word] is standing next to, didn't actually create anything, because all things were made and came into existence through him [the word], because it was he [the word], that did all the creating. Fourth, he says that in him [the word], is the 'life' [breath] of men, which is also the 'light' [spirit] of men, implying that mankind's 'life' [breath] and 'light' [spirit] came from and was imparted into man, by him [the word]. So, hopefully, you can see now, just how ludicrous this all is, as is the Council of Nicea's, ridiculously hallucinatory Creed of Nicaea, with it's canons of nonsense, and counterfit 'man-god' saviour mythology, and it's equally counterfit [New Testament]™ book of deception.
Of course, the truth stands on it's own. It does not need to be an amalgamation of truth mixed with gobbledygook. It is clear, precise, says what it means, and means what it says. Getting back to the issue of the real CREATOR, we can see, and know, that what He says is truth. and He should know. Being both the CREATOR, and the ETERNAL, we can count on the fact that He was there when it was happening, because He made it happen. Here, in His own words, is the ETERNAL's accusation against the false prophet john, in his own words:
(Isaiah 42:5) (KJV) Thus saith the ETERNAL the CREATOR, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein.
(Isaiah 44:24-25) (KJV) 24Thus saith the ETERNAL, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the CREATOR that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens ALONE; that spreadeth abroad the earth BY MYSELF; 25That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
(Isaiah 45:12) (KJV) I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
(Isaiah 51:13) (KJV) And forgettest the CREATOR thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth...
(Jeremiah 51:15) (KJV) He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.
2000 years ago during the time of the Roman Empire, the ETERNAL allowed a false prophet and miracle worker to arise, to test His people [the Jews]. Together, they misled the people into thinking a new 'savior', the 'son of man' was to be born; a final one-time sacrifice that would pay the penalty for the sins of all mankind. This self-proclaimed 'son of god' worked wonderous miracles healing the blind, the lame, the deaf, casting out demons, walking on water, turning water into wine, raising the dead, feeding multitudes from a few scraps of fish and bread, and many other seemingly impossible feats of miracles or magic that only a 'god' or a 'devil' would be able perform. The ETERNAL was testing His people [the Jews], to see if they would remain loyal to Him and love their CREATOR and only their CREATOR and cleave to Him with all of their hearts, and all of their souls and with all of their might.
Sadly, there were many Jews in Jerusalem and other parts of the Holy Land, that did not pass the ETERNAL's test. They went after another 'savior' which neither they nor their fathers before them had known, in direct transgression of the clear prohibition of the ETERNAL which forbids us from doing exactly that. (Deuteronomy 13:1-5). The result of this transgression was the birth of a new form of 'baalism', a revival of the pagan belief of a 'multi-godhead' or 'trinity' consisting of a 'father', a 'son', and a 'holy spirit', which today has become known as 'christianity'. They hated the word of the ETERNAL so much, with it's Commandments, Statutes, and Ordinances, that they did away with His Hebrew Scriptures [The Tanakh], by renaming it the 'Old Testament'. They then proceeded to create their own book of lies called the [New Testament]™ with it's profane message of 'you are all saved, because some false god died for you so all you have to do now is believe', and this zinger, "the penalty for breaking the ETERNAL's commandments and laws were Nailed To The Cross".
Even so, this false prophet, John the so-called 'baptist', who went around proclaiming the coming of "one whose shoes I am not worthy to bear", and 'Jesus' the so-called 'savior' and worker of miracles, the self-proclaimed 'son of god', were put to death as proscribed by the ETERNAL's law. They paid the ultimate penalty, for speaking rebellion against the ETERNAL CREATOR, the true Mighty One, Redeemer, Savior, and Rock Of Israel. John wound up being beheaded (Matthew 14:9-11, Mark 6:25-28), while we all know what happened to the self-proclaimed 'son of god Jesus' (Matthew 27:22-50, Mark 15:1-37, Luke 23:20-43, John 19:1-30). Although most of the world has been deceived by this Mumbo-Jumbo, a small remanent of The Children Of Israel haven't fallen victim to these lies, and are even now getting ready for the time of Jacob's trouble. If you are reading these articles, you may even be one of them!
You can see how the 'Council of Nicaea' has deceived you, with the [New Testament]™ lie, that the self-proclaimed 'son of god', is the so-called 'Savior'. Also, please see: "Quest For The Messiah", and "New Testament Credibility".
The ETERNAL is again preparing for one last exodus of His people, this time from the lands of the North where they will be taken captive, during the time of Jacob's Trouble, where they will finally repent of their sins, and once again seek their true savior, The Mighty One Of Israel. He will then return them to their land, which He gave to their fathers:
(Jeremiah 16:14-15) (AKJV) 14Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the ETERNAL, that it shall no more be said, the ETERNAL liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 15but, the ETERNAL liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
The greatest event in the history of all mankind will soon occur, and the people who are alive at that time, will be it's witness. That great event will be the final redemption of Israel, when the ETERNAL returns to fulfill his promise, to all the children of Israel who obey His commandments and keep His covenant. He will grant to them full citizenship, and make them into a kingdom of priests; a holy nation unto Himself. He will set His sanctuary among them, and be their Mighty One, and live with them forever:
(Exodus 19:3-7) (KJV) 3And Moses went up unto the CREATOR, and the ETERNAL called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; 4Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. 5Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is Mine: 6And ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. 7And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the ETERNAL commanded him.
(Ezekiel 37:26-28) (CEB) 26I will make a covenant of peace for them. It will be their covenant forever. I will grant it to them and allow them to increase. I will set My sanctuary among them forever. 27My dwelling will be with them, and I will be their Mighty One, and they will be my people. 28The nations will know that I, the ETERNAL, make Israel holy, when My sanctuary is among them forever.
When Solomon, the wise King of Israel, King David's son, passed away, the kingdom of Israel, consisting of thirteen tribes, split into two kingdoms. The two southern tribes of Judah and some of the Levite tribe, remained faithful to the house of David. The ten northern tribes revolted, and were led astray by their new king into idolatry, and eventually, they were dispersed among all the nations of the earth. They became known as the ten lost tribes of Israel. However, in the eyes of the Mighty One, these ten tribes are not lost. He knows them, He knows where they are and He knows who they are. In these latter days, the ETERNAL is calling out to them, to repent of the evil of their idolatry. The Holy One is calling them out to be sanctified, to prepare them for the greatest event that history has ever known: namely the final redemption of the full House of Israel from all the ends of the earth.
After having been dispersed among all the nations of the earth, these lost ten tribes of Israel, have all without any exception whatsoever, lived according to the ways of the nations and NOT according to the ways of the ETERNAL. This has all been foretold in Scripture through the prophets of the ETERNAL, that now in the latter days the ETERNAL yearns in love for His people as a husband yearns for his wife. He desires His people and He is calling His people to purify themselves of all the idolatrous influences of the nations. He wants them to come out of the cultures and false religions in which, they have been raised by their fathers, and their fathers before them. So therefore, He is now raising up pastors according to His heart, who will search out the lost sheep of the house of Israel, and speak to the sheep of the House of Israel, and comfort them. One of the signs that these pastors of the ETERNAL have, to identify the lost sheep, is the sign of the Sabbath. As it is so stated:
(Exodus 31:16-17) (KJ21) 16Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations for a perpetual covenant. 17It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel for ever; for in six days the ETERNAL made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.
Notice that the ETERNAL says the sign between Him and His people is the Sabbath, and that it is a perpetual sign. The Sabbath is the identifier, or calling card, that lets a person and others know that they are a member of one of the lost tribes of Israel, and one of the children of the ETERNAL. When you sincerely try to keep the Sabbath, you can be sure that the ETERNAL considers you a member of the covenant He made with His people. So the Sabbath then, is the sign the ETERNAL's pastors should look for, to know where they have to go to find the lost sheep of the house of Israel, whom He is calling. They have to address themselves to a people that profess to observe the Sabbath, but who nevertheless, still walk in the ways of the nations. The Sabbath is one of the first truths, that will be restored to the lost tribes of the children of Israel, as they search to find their CREATOR in the latter days. This was foretold by the ETERNAL and written by Moses:
(Deuteronomy 4:24-31) (AKJV) 24For the ETERNAL your CREATOR is a consuming fire, even a jealous SOVEREIGN. 25When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the ETERNAL your CREATOR, to provoke him to anger: 26I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. 27And the ETERNAL shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the ETERNAL shall lead you. 28And there ye shall serve 'gods', the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29But if from thence thou shalt seek the ETERNAL your CREATOR, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. 30When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the ETERNAL your CREATOR, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; 31for the ETERNAL your CREATOR is a merciful SOVEREIGN; he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
Let us analyze what we have read. First it is stated that if the people turn away from the ETERNAL, and worship dead idols which can neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell, He would scatter the tribes of Israel among the nations of the earth. The result of this is persecution and intermarriage and conversion to other religions with the result that they are left few in numbers. Secondly, while they were disbursed among the nations of the earth, they would serve the non-existent 'gods' or 'saviors' worshiped by these nations. This has happened; this prophecy has been fulfilled. The children of Israel have turned away from their SOVEREIGN, the ETERNAL CREATOR, and can no longer find peace.
However in the latter days, the ETERNAL will once again inspire His people to earnestly seek for Him through the study of His Word. If their study is sincere; if they search for Him with all their heart, and with all their soul; the ETERNAL guarantees that they will find Him. To find the ETERNAL [pray], you must listen to His voice [study], see the truth in His ways [learn], and forsake your old ways [repent]. In doing so, you can return to the ETERNAL your CREATOR, and love Him with all your heart, and with all your soul, just as He loves you. But, this can only happen, through a personal relationship between you and Him.
Having found the ETERNAL, you must turn to Him, and only Him. You must walk in the ways your CREATOR has taught you, honor only Him, keep his commandments, heed his voice, and only worship him, and cling to him. In other words, you have to turn away from
playing attending church, serving dead idols and false saviors and worshiping the 'triad of baalism' that you have been brainwashed taught to believe all your life. Turn from the ways of death that have been practiced by your fathers, and their fathers before them. However, you can only do this by hearing the ETERNAL's voice, but you can't hear His voice, when you don't study His word, which is only found in the Hebrew Scriptures [OT].
(Jeremiah 3:12-15) (AKJV) 12Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the ETERNAL; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the ETERNAL, and I will not keep anger for ever. 13Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the ETERNAL your CREATOR, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the ETERNAL. 14Turn, O backsliding children, saith the ETERNAL; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: 15and I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
The result of this turning around to the ways and the laws of the ETERNAL, will be that the ETERNAL will bring His people back into the Holy Land. He will give them pastors according to His heart that will feed the sheep of the House of Israel with knowledge and understanding; knowledge of the word of the ETERNAL with a full understanding of it's meaning. This knowledge will once again, be given to the children of Israel even though, they went astray seeking after other 'saviors'. It will be acquired and distributed through pastors the ETERNAL is now calling and teaching for that purpose.
What does it mean, to be a pastor according to the ETERNAL's heart? Such were Abraham, Moses, David, and the prophet Jonah among others. The one thing that they all have in common, is that they all pleaded with the ETERNAL for His flock. For Abraham, it was that he pleaded for the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. He bargained with the ETERNAL to save the people of those cities if even ten righteous men could be found there. For Moses, the ETERNAL was about to destroy His nation Israel, and from Moses He would build another nation. However, Moses said that he wanted to suffer the same fate that the people would suffer, because he wanted no part of starting a new nation, if it would cost him the lives of the newly saved children of Israel. For David, the great King of Israel, when he saw the angel of destruction hovering over Jerusalem, already having slain 70,000 of his people, said to the ETERNAL, I and my house have sinned against You, but what have these people done? For Jonah the prophet, when he was sent on a mission to Nineveh to bring those sinful people to repentance, he reasoned; what if the Ninevites repent of their sin? What will be said of the children of Israel to whom the ETERNAL has sent many prophets, and yet they have refused to repent of their sins? So Jonah ran away. He was willing to suffer death rather than bring a bad name upon his people.
Such were the pastors of the ETERNAL. These pastors loved the ETERNAL with all their heart, and all their soul, but when it came to the people of the ETERNAL, they loved these people just as much. They knew that the destruction or desecration of the name of Israel, is also the destruction and desecration of the Divine Name, so they were all willing to defend the ETERNAL's people. Notice the anguish they will have over the sins of Israel in the latter days:
(Ezekiel 9:4-6) (AMPC) 4And the ETERNAL said to him [an angel], Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in the midst of it. 5And to the others He said in my hearing, Follow [the man with the ink bottle] through the city and smite; let not your eye spare, neither have any pity. 6Slay outright the elderly, the young man and the virgin, the infant and the women; but do not touch or go near anyone on whom is the mark. Begin at My sanctuary. So they began with the old men who were in front of the temple [who did not have the ETERNAL's mark on their foreheads].
Do you also anguish over the sins and abominations that are committed by the children of Israel? Such are the kind of pastors that the ETERNAL has in mind for His people in the latter days, pastors who anguish over the ETERNAL's people, who sincerely want to help His people. For the others who are causing these problems, the ETERNAL dispenses justice begining in His own House first, starting with those who are in power over us; those entrusted to care for us such as popes, ministers, priests rabbis etc., who lead us astray and teach us idolatry, and deceive us through the false teachings and lies of a counterfeit 'savior' mythology, from an equally counterfit [New Testament]™ book of deception.
This is why the ETERNAL has promised to give us pastors who will teach us the knowledge of truth complete with it's full understanding:
(Jeremiah 3:15) (KJV) And I will give you pastors according to Mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
The ETERNAL has also charged His pastors to be kind to His people, and to encourage His people, and to give them comfort:
(Isaiah 40:1) (CEV) Our CREATOR has said: Encourage my people! Give them comfort.
But before the ETERNAL comforts His people, He will stop them from doing their abominations of worshiping the 'Baalim' which today is what we call the trinity meaning the father, the son, the holy ghost; notice it says: wherein she burned incense to them [plural]:
(Hosea 2:11-16) (KJV) 11I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts. 12And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them. 13And I will visit upon her the days of 'Baalim', wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the ETERNAL. 14Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. 15And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt. 16And it shall be at that day, saith the ETERNAL, that thou shalt call me 'Ishi'; and shalt call me no more 'Baali'.
We must bear in mind that we are in the interim between the First and Third Temple. The northern ten tribes of Israel were taken into captivity 134 years prior to the destruction of the First Temple; The two tribes of Judah and the priests of Levi were taken captive later, when the First Temple was destroyed. All of Israel, all thirteen tribes, were taken into captivity and have worshipped foreign 'gods' and 'saviors' ever since. In other words:
I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons [crescent or dark of moon], her Sabbaths; [fri, sat, sun] her appointed feasts [christmas, easter, lent, good friday, etc]. I will punish her for the days of the 'Baals' [plural a "trinity" or "twinity"] to which she burned incense [worshiped]. She decked herself with her earrings and jewelry [ornate popes of catholicism], and went after her lovers [father, son, holy spirit]; but Me she forgot, says the ETERNAL. Therefore, behold, I will allure [call] her, I will bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfort [truth] to her. I will give her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor as a door of hope. She shall sing [worship] there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt. And it shall be, in that day, says the ETERNAL, That you will call Me 'Ishi' [My Husband], And no longer call Me 'Baali' [which means 'my Master' or 'lord'].
The children of Israel, all thirteen tribes of Israel, existing as the modern, most blessed nations we know today, will have to go back into captivity before we can be brought back to our original homeland. While it is certain that our return will happen, the time of Jacob's Trouble must come first as Jeremiah states:
(Jeremiah 16:13-17) (KJV) 13Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other 'gods' day and night; where I will not shew you favour. 14Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the ETERNAL, that it shall no more be said, the ETERNAL liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 15But, the ETERNAL liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers. 16Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the ETERNAL, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. 17For Mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from My face, neither is their iniquity hid from Mine eyes.
Notice what the prophet is declaring in the name of the CREATOR of heaven and earth when he says "behold I will send for many fishermen." A fisherman is one who puts out a line with bait in the waters and the fish swim towards line and are caught. The fish willingly take the bait and are delivered by the fisherman. This refers to those who hear the word of the ETERNAL and are drawn by His ancient words, which are still applicable today even in this modern tinker toy society.
However, there will be those who do not respond and the ETERNAL will send hunters after them. A hunter is one who stalks his prey and snags the prey as it tries to run away from him. The hunter shall hunt them out of every mountain, from every hill, and out of the clefts of the rocks. Why? Because the eyes of the ETERNAL are on them and they cannot escape. They will be brought into the wilderness with or without their consent. In reading the next verse remember that the firstborn receives a double portion of either good or bad, and that Israel is the firstborn of the ETERNAL.
(Jeremiah 16:18-21) (AMPC) 18First [before I bring them back to their land] I will doubly recompense and punish them for their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted My land with the carcasses of their detestable idols and with the abominable things offered to false 'gods' with which they have filled My inheritance. 19[Then said Jeremiah] O ETERNAL, my Strength and my Stronghold, and my Refuge in the day of affliction, to You shall the nations come from the ends of the earth and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, emptiness, and futility, worthless things in which there is no profit! 20Can a man make 'gods' for himself? Such are not 'gods'! 21Therefore [says the ETERNAL] behold, I will make them know, [yes] this once I will make them know My power and My might; and they will know and recognize that My name is the ETERNAL.
Ezekiel chapter twenty is about the Holy One's dealing with His people Israel. It is a brief review of Israel's history and a look into its future. The ETERNAL states that He will bring them from captivity to the wilderness where He will purge out the rebels. The wilderness is the same that He brought the multitude to that He freed from Egyptian captivity. The same place where the children of Israel refused to enter the promised land. The multitude all died except Caleb, Joshua, and the children of the multitude and they entered the Holy Land after the rebels had died. The Holy One makes a serious statement that we need to hear in these latter days:
(Ezekiel 20:33-38) (AMPC) 33As I live, says the ETERNAL CREATOR, surely with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out will I be King over you. 34And I will bring you out from the peoples and will gather you out of the countries in which you are scattered, with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out. 35And I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there will I enter into judgment with you and contend with you face to face. 36As I entered into judgment and contended with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I enter into judgment and contend with you, says the ETERNAL CREATOR. 37And I will cause you to pass under the rod [as the shepherd does his sheep when he counts them, and I will count you as Mine and I will constrain you] and bring you into the covenant to which you are permanently bound. 38And I will purge out and separate from among you the rebels and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the country where they temporarily dwell, but they shall not enter the land of Israel. Then you shall know, understand, and realize that I am the ETERNAL.
What have these rebels done that is so horrible? Are they serial killers? Are they multi-partner sex fiend adulterers? Yes, you could say that. However, their adultery is not against a human mate, it is against the the ETERNAL CREATOR, the Holy One of Israel. These rebels have worshipped another 'CREATOR', 'ETERNAL', 'GOD', 'FATHER', 'KING', 'MIGHTY ONE', 'REDEEMER', 'ROCK', OR 'SAVIOUR' in place of, or in addition to, the only ETERNAL CREATOR. It is that simple. THEY FAILED THE TEST:
There is no other CREATOR, ETERNAL, FATHER, GOD, MIGHTY ONE, REDEEMER, ROCK, OR SAVIOUR:
(Exodus 3:15, Exodus 4:22, Deuteronomy 4:35, Deuteronomy 4:39, Deuteronomy 28:20, Deuteronomy 29:26, Deuteronomy 31:16, Deuteronomy 32:15, Deuteronomy 32:39, Judges 10:10, Judges 10:13, 1 Samuel 2:2, 1 Samuel 8:8, 2 Samuel 7:14, 2 Samuel 22:3, 2 Samuel 22:47, 1 Kings 8:60, 1 Kings 11:33, 1 Kings 19:10, 2 Kings 17:35, 2 Kings 22:17, 2 Chronicles 30:9, Nehemiah 1:9, Job 22:23, Psalm 22:28, Psalm 47:7, Psalm 62:2, Psalm 81:9, Psalm 86:10, Psalm 89:26, Psalm 95:1, Psalm 100:3, Psalm 146:3, Isaiah 1:4, Isaiah 17:10, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 42:8, Isaiah 43:3, Isaiah 43:10, Isaiah 43:11, Isaiah 44:6, Isaiah 44:8, Isaiah 44:22, Isaiah 44:24, Isaiah 45:21, Isaiah 45:23, Isaiah 45:5, Isaiah 48:5, Isaiah 48:11, Isaiah 60:16, Jeremiah 1:16, Jeremiah 2:13, Jeremiah 3:19, Jeremiah 24:7, Hosea 6:1, Hosea 13:4, Joel 2:27, Zechariah 14:9, Zechariah 14:16, Zechariah 14:17, Malachi 1:14)
We have seen that the Holy One of Israel will send out fishermen before He sends out the hunters. The fishermen simply declare His Word to Israel and they are the pastors and the shepherds of the ETERNAL. They know where they have to go to find the sheep, the lost sheep of the house of Israel. But the sheep, how do they know that these pastors, these shepherds are the shepherds of the ETERNAL? As I have already stated, one has to have a calling from the ETERNAL to be able to teach the ways of the ETERNAL. And one who has this calling has entered into the covenant of the ETERNAL and receives a portion of the ETERNAL's spirit. If one is not being called they will not heed these ancient Words of our CREATOR and reject the Abrahamic Hebrew Faith, which is for all human beings. Let us look at a Scripture that has certainly been misunderstood.
(Zechariah 8:23) (AMPC) Thus says the ETERNAL of hosts: In those days ten men out of all languages of the nations shall take hold of the robe of him who is a Jew, saying, Let us go with you, for we have heard that the ETERNAL is with you.
The word 'Jew' is (Strongs #H3064 'Yehuwdiy'). The Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament states that it has two meanings:
(a) 'one who belonged to the kingdom of Judah', (2 Kings 25:25).
(b) 'in later Hebrew, after the carrying away of the ten tribes it refers to any Israelite', (Jeremiah 34:9).
Thus in the latter days, there will be pastors and shepherds in Israel, with true knowledge of the ways of the ETERNAL, explaining the original Abrahamic Hebrew Faith of the Holy Scriptures, to the returning Israelites.
In other words we know that the worship of the ETERNAL is with none of the pagan-based religions of this world. Please note what the prophecy is stating. It does not say that these ten men belong to these nations. It states, 'out of all the languages of these nations'; because these ten men represent the ten tribes of the children of Israel, who speak the languages of these nations, and who reside among these nations, but who do not spiritually belong to these nations. These ten Israelites, will take hold of the skirt of the Israelites [pastors], who speaks the ancient words of the Holy One of Israel. These Israelites [fishermen] belong to the house of Israel, but adhere to Israel's original Hebrew Faith. These fishermen are the shepherds and pastors who have entered into the covenant of our forefathers, which is the ancient Abrahamic Hebrew Faith. These ten men will say, 'we will go with you, for we have heard that the ETERNAL is with you'. Those who respond to the fishermen [pastors], will come back to the original Abrahamic Hebrew Faith, and become members of the full house of Israel, after hearing the ancient Words of the Holy One of Israel. Let us look at another misunderstood Scripture:
(Isaiah 42:8) (GW) I am the ETERNAL; that is my name. I will not give my glory to anyone else or the praise I deserve to idols.
We have seen that the ETERNAL is a jealous CREATOR, who does not tolerate from His people, the worship of other 'saviors'. He is a CREATOR that demands from His people, exclusive worship. In ages past, His people turned away from Him and served other 'gods' and 'saviors'. So the ETERNAL scattered them among all the nations of the earth, where they were raised in the religious traditions and ways of the nations, into which the ETERNAL had scattered them.
Now, in these the latter days, the ETERNAL is once again calling His people and instructing them, that the time has come to stop walking in the ways of the nations, and start walking in the ways of the ETERNAL. He wants His people to return to Him, the only source of truth, salvation, and eternal life. Speaking to all His children, He tells them in (Malachi 3:7) 'return unto Me and I will return unto you'.
The ETERNAL once again wants to redeem His people, this time from the ends of all the earth, where He will soon scatter them. He will redeem them, for the sanctification of His great name, before the eyes of the inhabitants of all the nations. The ETERNAL will once again lead them out with great signs, wonders, and miracles. He will go before them, as in the days of old, when He lead His people out of Egypt. The ETERNAL will lead them by day in a cloud, and by night in a pillar of fire. Our CREATOR speaking of that time stated:
(Isaiah 52:12) (KJ21) For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the ETERNAL will go before you; and the Mighty One of Israel will be your rearward.
The ETERNAL showed to Moses, the children of Israel, Pharaoh, and all the Egyptions, that He alone, is the almighty CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe. With great signs and wonders, He brought His son Israel, up out of the land of Egypt. By the time of Elijah, the children of Israel no longer heeded their CREATOR; They instead worshiped a false 'god', called 'baal'. Being angered by this, and having said many times before, that He alone is the almighty CREATOR, and that there are no other living 'gods', He had His prophet, Elijah, assemble all the children of Israel, King Ahab, and hundreds of false prophets of 'baal'. Elijah stood on the mount and said:
(1 Kings 18:21) (AKJV) And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the ETERNAL be The Mighty One, follow him: but if 'Baal', then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
You can read the entire astonishing account at: (1 Kings 18:1-40). You will note that it took fire coming down from the ETERNAL in heaven, before the children of Israel finally believed the ETERNAL's prophet, Elijah, and said:
(1 Kings 18:39) (AKJV) And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, the ETERNAL, he is The Mighty One; the ETERNAL, he is The Mighty One.
What will it take for you, my friend, before you turn from your false 'god(s)' and false 'savior(s)' and dead 'idol(s)'. Will it take the fire of Jacob's Trouble coming upon you, before you believe the words of your loving Father, the ETERNAL CREATOR, and SOVEREIGN of the universe? After all you have been shown, and read in these articles, isn't it time for you to seek the ETERNAL, walk in His ways, and love Him as He loves you? That is the ETERNAL's test! Out of His never-ending love for you, He made His test a simple one, so you could pass it with ease!
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 The words 'god' or 'god(s)', of which there are many, refers to something other than the true and living Mighty One Of Israel. The ETERNAL CREATOR of the universe, has stated scores of times, that only the ETERNAL, and the ETERNAL alone, is the Rock of Israel, that He is ONE Being [not 3 or not 2], and there is no other Mighty One beside the ETERNAL [i.e. no savior, no redeemer, and no 'son of god', through whom all things were created (John 1:1-3)]. Believing otherwise, is tantamount to calling the CREATOR a liar, as is worshiping any other savior, or praying to or through someone else as in: (John 14:6), no matter who or what, he or others, proclaim themselves to be. The ETERNAL CREATOR of the universe calls such a one, "a prophet or a dreamer of dreams" (Deuteronomy 13:1-5), and even prescribes how to deal with such a person, should they entice you to follow any 'god' or 'god(s)' other than the ETERNAL CREATOR.
 The english word Lord is traditionally an appellation for a person or deity who has authority, control, or power over others, and is most often used in the Bible, to conceal the true name of the ETERNAL CREATOR. The Jews favor using the word (Strongs #H136 'Adonay ') which means lord, or my lord. Note the circular reference here. This is because the Jews have an aversion to speaking the true name of the CREATOR. They considered it unpronounceable and incommunicable, believing that uttering it would draw His attention onto them personally, and they would die. (Exodus 19:16-20:21).
 The Hebrew words 'Elohim' or 'Adonai' are applied to something other than the true ever-living, or ETERNAL CREATOR. The Jews have an aversion to speaking the true name of the CREATOR, so they use various other words and tricks to get around having to do so. 'Elohim' is identical to the usual plural of 'el' meaning 'gods' or magistrates, and is cognate to the 'l-h-m found in Ugaritic, where it is used for the pantheon of Canaanite 'gods', the children of 'El' and conventionally vocalized as 'Elohim' (el-o-heem'). Most use of the term 'Elohim' in the later Hebrew text imply a view that is at least monolatrist at the time of writing, and such usage (in the singular), as a proper title for the supreme deity, is generally not considered to be synonymous with the term 'elohim', 'gods' (plural, simple noun). Hebrew grammar allows for this nominally plural form to mean "He is the Power (singular) over powers (plural)", or roughly, 'God of gods'. Rabbinic scholar Maimonides wrote that the various other usages are commonly understood to be homonyms. The plural form ending in -im can also be understood as denoting abstraction, as in the Hebrew words chayyim ("life") or betulim ("virginity"). If understood this way, 'Elohim' means "divinity" or "deity".
 Paganism simply means any religion other than the worship of (YHWH). See: (Isaiah 42:8). All religions other than the monotheistic worship of the one true and ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe, practice polytheistic baalism, or idolatry.