Tetzaveh /You Shall Command
Welcome to TETZAVEH /You Shall Command, this week’s Torah portion.
20 “You are to order the people of Isra’el to bring you pure oil of pounded olives for the light, and to keep a lamp burning continually. 21 Aharon and his sons are to put it in the tent of meeting, outside the curtain in front of the testimony, and keep it burning from evening until morning before Adonai. This is to be a permanent regulation through all the generations of the people of Isra’el.
28 “You are to summon your brother Aharon and his sons to come from among the people of Isra’el to you, so that they can serve me as cohanim — Aharon and his sons Nadav, Avihu, El‘azar and Itamar. 2 You are to make for your brother Aharon garments set apart for serving God, expressing dignity and splendor. 3 Speak to all the craftsmen to whom I have given the spirit of wisdom, and have them make Aharon’s garments to set him apart for me, so that he can serve me in the office of cohen.
4 “The garments they are to make are these: a breastplate, a ritual vest, a robe, a checkered tunic, a turban and a sash. They are to make holy garments for your brother Aharon and his sons, so that he can serve me in the office of cohen. 5 They are to use gold; blue, purple and scarlet yarn; and fine linen.
6 “They are to make the ritual vest of gold, of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely woven linen, crafted by a skilled artisan. 7 Attached to its front and back edges are to be two shoulder-pieces that can be fastened together. 8 Its decorated belt is to be of the same workmanship and materials — gold; blue, purple and scarlet yarn; and finely woven linen. 9 Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Isra’el — 10 six of their names on one stone and the six remaining names on the other, in the order of their birth. 11 An engraver should engrave the names of the sons of Isra’el on the two stones as he would engrave a seal. Mount the stones in gold settings, 12 and put the two stones on the shoulder-pieces of the vest as stones calling to mind the sons of Isra’el. Aharon is to carry their names before Adonai on his two shoulders as a reminder.
(ii) 13 “Make gold squares 14 and two chains of pure gold, twisted like cords; attach the cord-like chains to the squares.
15 “Make a breastplate for judging. Have it crafted by a skilled artisan; make it like the work of the ritual vest — make it of gold; blue, purple and scarlet yarn; and finely woven linen. 16 When folded double it is to be square — a hand-span by a hand-span. 17 Put in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: the first row is to be a carnelian, a topaz and an emerald; 18 the second row a green feldspar, a sapphire and a diamond; 19 the third row an orange zircon, an agate and an amethyst; 20 and the fourth row a beryl, an onyx and a jasper. They are to be mounted in their gold settings. 21 The stones will correspond to the names of the twelve sons of Isra’el; they are to be engraved with their names as a seal would be engraved, to represent the twelve tribes.
22 “On the breastplate, make two pure gold chains twisted like cords. 23 Also for the breastplate, make two gold rings; and put the gold rings on the two ends of the breastplate. 24 Put the two twisted gold chains in the two rings at the two ends of the breastplate; 25 attach the other two ends of the twisted chains to the front of the shoulder-pieces of the ritual vest. 26 Make two gold rings and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, at its edge, on the side facing in toward the vest. 27 Also make two gold rings and attach them low on the front part of the vest’s shoulder-pieces, near the join, above the vest’s decorated belt. 28 Then bind the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the vest with a blue cord, so that it can be on the vest’s decorated belt, and so that the breastplate won’t swing loose from the vest. 29 Aharon will carry the names of the sons of Isra’el on the breastplate for judging, over his heart, when he enters the Holy Place, as a continual reminder before Adonai. 30 You are to put the urim and the tumim in the breastplate for judging; they will be over Aharon’s heart when he goes into the presence of Adonai. Thus Aharon will always have the means for making decisions for the people of Isra’el over his heart when he is in the presence of Adonai.
(iii) 31 “You are to make the robe for the ritual vest entirely of blue. 32 It is to have an opening for the head in the middle. Around the opening is to be a border woven like the neck of a coat of mail, so that it won’t tear. 33 On its bottom hem make pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet; and put them all the way around, with gold bells between them all the way around — 34 gold bell, pomegranate, gold bell, pomegranate, all the way around the hem of the robe. 35 Aharon is to wear it when he ministers, and its sound will be heard whenever he enters the Holy Place before Adonai and when he leaves, so that he won’t die.
36 “You are to make an ornament of pure gold and engrave on it as on a seal, ‘Set apart for Adonai.’ 37 Fasten it to the turban with a blue cord, on the front of the turban, 38 over Aharon’s forehead. Because Aharon bears the guilt for any errors committed by the people of Isra’el in consecrating their holy gifts, this ornament is always to be on his forehead, so that the gifts for Adonai will be accepted by him.
39 “You are to weave the checkered tunic of fine linen, make a turban of fine linen, and make a belt, the work of a weaver in colors. 40 Likewise for Aharon’s sons make tunics, sashes and headgear expressing dignity and splendor. 41 With them clothe your brother Aharon and his sons. Then anoint them, inaugurate them, and consecrate them, so that they will be able to serve me in the office of cohen. 42 Also make for them linen shorts reaching from waist to thigh, to cover their bare flesh. 43 Aharon and his sons are to wear them when they go into the tent of meeting and when they approach the altar to minister in the Holy Place, so that they won’t incur guilt and die. This is to be a perpetual regulation, both for him and for his descendants.
29 (iv) “Here is what you are to do to consecrate them for ministry to me in the office of cohen. Take one young bull and two rams without defect, 2 also matzah, matzah cakes mixed with olive oil, and matzah wafers spread with oil — all made from fine wheat flour; 3 put them together in a basket, and present them in the basket, along with the bull and the two rams.
4 “Bring Aharon and his sons to the entrance of the tent of meeting, and wash them with water. 5 Take the garments, and put on Aharon the tunic, the robe for the ritual vest, the vest itself, and the breastplate. Fasten the vest on him with its belt. 6 Put the turban on his head and attach the holy ornament to the turban. 7 Then take the anointing oil, and anoint him by pouring it on his head. 8 Bring his sons; put tunics on them; 9 wrap sashes around them, Aharon and his sons; and put the headgear on their heads. The office of cohen is to be theirs by a permanent regulation. Thus you will consecrate Aharon and his sons.
10 “Bring the young bull to the front of the tent of meeting. Aharon and his sons are to lay their hands on the bull’s head, 11 and you are to slaughter the bull in the presence of Adonai at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 12 Take some of the bull’s blood, and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger; pour out all the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. 13 Take all the fat that covers the inner organs, the covering of the liver and the two kidneys with their fat, and offer them up in smoke on the altar. 14 But the bull’s flesh, skin and dung you are to destroy by fire outside the camp; it is a sin offering.
15 “Take one of the rams: Aharon and his sons are to lay their hands on the ram’s head; 16 and you are to slaughter the ram, take its blood, and splash it on all sides of the altar. 17 Quarter the ram, wash the inner organs and the lower parts of the legs, and put them with the quarters and the head. 18 Then offer up the whole ram in smoke on the altar. It is a burnt offering for Adonai, a pleasing aroma, an offering made to Adonai by fire.
(v) 19 “Take the other ram: Aharon and his sons are to lay their hands on the ram’s head; 20 and you are to slaughter the ram, take some of its blood, and put it on the lobe of Aharon’s right ear, on the lobes of his sons’ right ears, on the thumbs of their right hands and on the big toes of their right feet. Take the rest of the blood and splash it on all sides of the altar. 21 Then take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aharon and his clothing and on his sons and the clothing of his sons with him; so that he and his clothing will be consecrated, and with him his sons and his sons’ clothing. 22 Also take the fat from the ram, the fat tail, the fat that covers the inner organs, the two kidneys, the fat covering them and the right thigh — for it is a ram of consecration — 23 along with one loaf of bread, one cake of oiled bread and one wafer from the basket of matzah which is before Adonai — 24 and put it all in the hands of Aharon and his sons. They are to wave them as a wave offering in the presence of Adonai. 25 Then take them back; and burn them up in smoke on the altar, on top of the burnt offering, to be a pleasing aroma before Adonai; it is an offering made to Adonai by fire.
26 “Take the breast of the ram for Aharon’s consecration, and wave it as a wave offering before Adonai; it will be your share. 27 Consecrate the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of any contribution that has been waved and raised up, whether from the ram of consecration, or from anything else meant for Aharon or his sons; 28 this will belong to Aharon and his sons as their share perpetually due from the people of Isra’el — it will be a contribution from the people of Isra’el from their peace offerings, their contribution to Adonai.
29 “The holy garments of Aharon will be used by his sons after him; they will be anointed and consecrated in them. 30 The son who becomes cohen in his place, who comes into the tent of meeting to serve in the Holy Place, is to wear them for seven days. 31 Take the ram of consecration, and boil its meat in a holy place. 32 Aharon and his sons will eat the ram’s meat and the bread in the basket at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 33 They are to eat the things with which atonement was made for them, to inaugurate and consecrate them; no one else may eat this food, because it is holy. 34 If any of the meat for the consecration or any of the bread remains until morning, burn up what remains; it is not to be eaten, because it is holy. 35 Carry out all these orders I have given you concerning Aharon and his sons. You are to spend seven days consecrating them.
36 “Each day, offer a young bull as a sin offering, besides the other offerings of atonement; offer the sin offering on the altar as your atonement for it; then anoint it to consecrate it. 37 Seven days you will make atonement on the altar and consecrate it; thus the altar will be especially holy, and whatever touches the altar will become holy.
(vi) 38 “Now this is what you are to offer on the altar: two lambs a year old, regularly, every day. 39 The one lamb you are to offer in the morning and the other lamb at dusk. 40 With the one lamb offer two quarts of finely ground flour mixed with one quart of oil from pressed olives; along with one quart of wine as a drink offering. 41 The other lamb you are to offer at dusk; do with it as with the morning grain and drink offerings — it will be a pleasing aroma, an offering made to Adonai by fire. 42 Through all your generations this is to be the regular burnt offering at the entrance to the tent of meeting before Adonai. There is where I will meet with you to speak with you. 43 There I will meet with the people of Isra’el; and the place will be consecrated by my glory. 44 I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar, likewise I will consecrate Aharon and his sons to serve me in the office of cohen. 45 Then I will live with the people of Isra’el and be their God: 46 they will know that I am Adonai their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt in order to live with them. I am Adonai their God.
30 (vii) “You are to make an altar on which to burn incense; make it of acacia-wood. 2 It is to be eighteen inches square and three feet high; its horns are to be of one piece with it. 3 Overlay it with pure gold — its top, all around its sides, and its horns; and put around it a molding of gold. 4 Make two gold rings for it under its molding at the two corners on both sides; this is where the carrying-poles will go. 5 Make the poles of acacia-wood, and overlay them with gold.
6 “Place it in front of the curtain by the ark for the testimony, in front of the ark-cover that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you. 7 Aharon will burn fragrant incense on it as a pleasing aroma every morning; he is to burn it when he prepares the lamps. (Maftir) 8 Aharon is also to burn it when he lights the lamps at dusk; this is the regular burning of incense before Adonai through all your generations. 9 You are not to offer unauthorized incense on it, or a burnt offering or a grain offering; and you are not to pour a drink offering on it. 10 Aharon is to make atonement on its horns once a year — with the blood of the sin offering of atonement he is to make atonement for it once a year through all your generations; it is especially holy to Adonai.”
1 Samuel 15:2–34;
2 Here is what Adonai-Tzva’ot says: ‘I remember what ‘Amalek did to Isra’el, how they fought against Isra’el when they were coming up from Egypt. 3 Now go and attack ‘Amalek, and completely destroy everything they have. Don’t spare them, but kill men and women, children and babies, cows and sheep, camels and donkeys.’”
4 Sha’ul summoned the people and reviewed them in T’la’im — 200,000 foot soldiers, with another 10,000 men from Y’hudah. 5 Sha’ul arrived at the city of ‘Amalek and lay in wait in the valley. 6 Sha’ul said to the Keni, “Go away, withdraw, leave your homes there with the ‘Amaleki. Otherwise, I might destroy you along with them, even though you were kind to all the people of Isra’el when they came out of Egypt. So the Keni went away from among the ‘Amaleki. 7 Then Sha’ul attacked ‘Amalek, starting at Havilah and continuing toward Shur, at the border of Egypt. 8 He took Agag the king of ‘Amalek alive; but he completely destroyed the people, putting them to the sword. 9 However, Sha’ul and the people spared Agag, along with the best of the sheep and cattle, and even the second best, also the lambs, and everything that was good — they weren’t inclined to destroy these things. But everything that was worthless or weak they completely destroyed.
10 Then the word of Adonai came to Sh’mu’el: 11 “I regret setting up Sha’ul as king, because he has turned back from following me and hasn’t obeyed my orders.” This made Sh’mu’el very sad, so that he cried to Adonai all night. 12 Sh’mu’el got up early in the morning to meet Sha’ul; however, Sh’mu’el was told, “Sha’ul came to Karmel to set up a monument for himself there, but now he has left and is on his way down to Gilgal.” 13 Sh’mu’el went to Sha’ul; Sha’ul said to him, “May Adonai bless you! I have done what Adonai ordered.” 14 But Sh’mu’el answered, “If so, why do I hear sheep bleating and cows mooing?” 15 Sha’ul said, “They brought them from the ‘Amaleki, because the people spared the best of the sheep and cattle to sacrifice to Adonai your God. But we completely destroyed the rest.” 16 Then Sh’mu’el said to Sha’ul, “Stop! I’m going to tell you what Adonai said to me last night.” He said, “Speak.” 17 Sh’mu’el then said, “You may be small in your own sight, but you are head of the tribes of Isra’el — Adonai anointed you king over Isra’el! 18 Now Adonai sent you on a mission and told you, ‘Go and completely destroy ‘Amalek, those sinners; keep making war on them until they have been exterminated. 19 Why did you seize the spoil instead of paying attention to what Adonai said? From Adonai’s viewpoint, you have done an evil thing.” 20 Sha’ul said to Sh’mu’el, “I did too pay attention to what Adonai said, and I carried out the mission on which Adonai sent me. I brought back Agag the king of ‘Amalek, and I completely destroyed ‘Amalek. 21 But the people took some of the spoil, the best of the sheep and cattle set aside for destruction, to sacrifice to Adonai your God in Gilgal.” 22 Sh’mu’el said,
“Does Adonai take as much pleasure
in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as in obeying what Adonai says?
Surely obeying is better than sacrifice,
and heeding orders than the fat of rams.
23 “For rebellion is like the sin of sorcery,
stubbornness like the crime of idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of Adonai,
he too has rejected you as king.”
24 Sha’ul said to Sh’mu’el, “I have sinned. I violated the order of Adonai and your words too, because I was afraid of the people and listened to what they said. 25 Now, please, pardon my sin; and come back with me, so that I can worship Adonai.” 26 But Sh’mu’el said to Sha’ul, “I will not go back with you, because you have rejected the word of Adonai, and Adonai has rejected you as king over Isra’el.” 27 As Sh’mu’el was turning around to leave, he took hold of the hem of his cloak, and it tore. 28 Sh’mu’el said to him, “Adonai has torn the kingdom of Isra’el away from you today and given it to a fellow countryman of yours who is better than you. 29 Moreover, the Eternal One of Isra’el will not lie or change his mind, because he isn’t a mere human being subject to changing his mind.” 30 Then Sha’ul said, “I have sinned; but in spite of that, please show me respect now before the leaders of my people and before Isra’el by coming back with me, so that I can worship Adonai your God.” 31 So Sh’mu’el followed Sha’ul back, and Sha’ul worshipped Adonai.
32 Then Sh’mu’el said, “Bring Agag the king of ‘Amalek here to me. Agag came to him in chains and said, “Without doubt, mine will be a bitter death.” 33 Sh’mu’el said,
“Just as your sword has left women childless,
so will your mother be left childless among women.”
Then Sh’mu’el cut Agag in pieces before Adonai in Gilgal.
34 Sh’mu’el returned to Ramah, and Sha’ul went up to his house in Giv‘at-Sha’ul.
1 Peter 2:1–25;
2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice, of all deceit, hypocrisy and envy, and of all the ways there are of speaking against people; 2 and be like newborn babies, thirsty for the pure milk of the Word; so that by it, you may grow up into deliverance. 3 For you have tasted that Adonai is good.[a]
4 As you come to him, the living stone, rejected by people but chosen by God and precious to him, 5 you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be cohanim set apart for God to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to him through YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH. 6 This is why the Tanakh says,
“Look! I am laying in Tziyon a stone,
a chosen and precious cornerstone;
and whoever rests his trust on it
will certainly not be humiliated.”[b]
7 Now to you who keep trusting, he is precious. But to those who are not trusting,
“The very stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone”;[c]
8 also he is
a stone that will make people stumble,
a rock over which they will trip.[d]
They are stumbling at the Word, disobeying it — as had been planned. 9 But you are a chosen people,[e] the King’s cohanim,[f] a holy nation,[g] a people for God to possess![h] Why? In order for you to declare the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; before, you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.[i]
11 Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and temporary residents[j] not to give in to the desires of your old nature, which keep warring against you; 12 but to live such good lives among the pagans that even though they now speak against you as evil-doers, they will, as a result of seeing your good actions, give glory to God on the Day of his coming. 13 For the sake of the Lord, submit yourselves to every human authority — whether to the emperor as being supreme, 14 or to governors as being sent by him to punish wrongdoers and praise those who do what is good. 15 For it is God’s will that your doing good should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Submit as people who are free, but not letting your freedom serve as an excuse for evil; rather, submit as God’s slaves. 17 Be respectful to all — keep loving the brotherhood, fearing God and honoring the emperor.
18 Household servants, submit yourselves to your masters, showing them full respect — and not only those who are kind and considerate, but also those who are harsh. 19 For it is a grace when someone, because he is mindful of God, bears up under the pain of undeserved punishment. 20 For what credit is there in bearing up under a beating you deserve for doing something wrong? But if you bear up under punishment, even though you have done what is right, God looks on it with favor. 21 Indeed, this is what you were called to; because the Messiah too suffered, on your behalf, leaving an example so that you should follow in his steps.
22 “He committed no sin,
nor was any deceit found on his lips.”[k]
23 When he was insulted, he didn’t retaliate with insults; when he suffered, he didn’t threaten, but handed them over to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins[l] in his body on the stake,[m] so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness — by his wounds you were healed.[n] 25 For you used to be like sheep gone astray, but now you have turned to[o] the Shepherd, who watches over you.
Maftir Deuteronomy 25:17–19
“Remember what ‘Amalek did to you on the road as you were coming out of Egypt, 18 how he met you by the road, attacked those in the rear, those who were exhausted and straggling behind when you were tired and weary. He did not fear God. 19 Therefore, when Adonai your God has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies in the land Adonai your God is giving you as your inheritance to possess, you are to blot out all memory of ‘Amalek from under heaven. Don’t forget!
This is from Prophecy 105, YAHUVEH said to put this up on all Prophecies from now on: I warned you a long time ago Elisabeth (Elisheva) not to name this Ministry after a man or a woman even before there was a Ministry. I put it in your spirit for none of this has been done by your hand, none of this has come forth from your mouth. It is from the Mouth of YAHUVEH that has given birth. It is from the Mouth of YAHUSHUA your MASHIACH that has given birth. It is from the Mouth of the RUACH ha KODESH your IMMAYAH that has given birth. If it had only been by your hand it would have failed long ago. It is by the SHKHINYAH GLORY’S Wind that blows across this earth, the Holy Wind of Revival, it is not by your breath or it would have failed. (Isaiah 42:8)
February 23, 2018
Torah Portion: Ordination of The Priesthood
Audible Word From YAHUVEH
I heard YAHUVEH wake me up with these audible words.
He said to me that… “I had half of the EPHOD and my husband Ezra has the other half of the EPHOD together, it makes a whole EPHOD.”
Then YAHUVEH said that… “I have HALF OF THE STAFF and my beloved Ezra has the other HALF of the staff and together that makes ‘the ROD’.”
Prophecy 41 Will My Real Bride Please Stand Up!”
MY Bride cannot enter in without the fragrance of MY anointing. You cannot over do the fragrance of MY anointing. You are to seek this higher anointing. Let it be known that no man or woman can give you this anointing; only MY Sweet RUACH ha KODESH can cleanse you with the sweet perfume of MY anointing reserved for MY Bride. Prepare to go home and drench yourself in the power in the RUACH ha KODESH’s anointing.
Prophecy 1 Judgment Starts At The House Of YAHUVEH!
You are sinless in MY sight because MY Blood washes your sins away. It is not because you are sinless for your perfection. You are a sinner saved by MY Grace and mercy. The Blood of Calvary washes away your sins, true, but a ministry represents ME and your Father YAHUVEH and the ministry must be named for holiness, not man.
Prophecy 83 I, YAHUVEH, Say Prepare The End Is Nigh!
I, YAHUVEH, have been so pleased as the prayers of the Bride of YAHUSHUA have come before ME on this Day of Purim– as a sweet fragrance they came to ME, as sweet incense– the angels opened them up and I AM so pleased. And that is why I have had more mercy and I said, “How much longer do you want ME to delay?”
Prophecy 86 Away From ME You Disobedient Bride!
I say, behold MY Bride. You are Royalty in MY eyes, all over the world MY Bride is Royalty in MY eyes. How can MY Bride not be Royal when you are betrothed to the King. Did I not say you are as a Queen Esther; you are Royalty before all of Heaven. Woe be unto anyone that touches MY Bride. Woe be unto anyone that curses MY Bride. Woe be unto anyone that slanders MY Bride. Woe be unto anyone that tries to harm MY Bride or does harm MY Bride. It would have been better off if you had never been born.
Torah Portion: Role Of Beauty And Splendor in Serving YAH
Prophecy 82 Last Call For The Bride!”
Elisabeth [Elisheva], I show you a vision. Behold MY Bride. She stands there in sparkling white, Holy and undefiled. This is the Bride that I come for; she is in this world but not of this world. There is a difference between her and others who shun her holiness. Others who are not of MY Spirit, others mock her holiness, for she refuses to take part of the sins in this world. She is faithful, holy to ME, she does not compromise with sin, she does not see how far she can lean over hell before she falls in it. She wants no part of hell. She wants no part of satan, she wants no part of satan’s vices. The peace that she longs for, she only turns to ME, the Prince of Peace.
MY Bride does not have the stench of a cigarette. MY Bride does not stagger like a drunk. MY Bride does not read porn behind the doors. That is a false bride and I only accept the genuine. So I give you a choice, for the only fragrance anyone around you should smell is the fragrance of MY anointing oil, the perfume I have given you. Your garments cannot be without holiness, the garments of MY righteousness clothe you, they cannot have even a spot or a wrinkle. They cannot have any reason for this world to accuse you of sin.
Away from ME, do not dare call yourself MY Bride, that doesn’t mean you weren’t called, it just means I will not accept you if you cannot stand before MY Father as an Esther, Holy and pure and obedient before ME and MY Father YAHUVEH. Can you picture MY Bride standing there before ME in sparkling white, every word that proceeds out of her mouth again is Holy with Praises on her lips for ME, every word full of adoration and love. Now picture that same one standing before ME with curses upon her lips, foul language that comes as though it comes from a sewer. Does not MY Word say out of your heart your mouth does speak? Do not make excuses why you curse. Every word that proceeds out of your mouth, every word that proceeds out of MY Bride’s mouth must be Holy.
Prophecy 40 Don’t Be Part Of The Counterfeit Bride!
Tell them I am coming for MY Bride. I’m coming, tell them far and wide. Spare no expense. Lay down your pride, give the message, and tell MY Bride to get ready to prepare to go home.
What Bride doesn’t know when the wedding day approaches. What Bride doesn’t know when to put on her wedding gown. Immerse yourself, cleanse yourself, bathe yourself, and plunge yourself in MY Blood shed for you at Calvary. Prepare to go home. What Bride doesn’t want her odor to be perfumed like a fragrance of the beautiful flowers and spices? MY Bride’s fragrance is not man made or found in a bottle. MY Bride’s beautiful fragrance is heaven sent. It is the anointing of the RUACH ha KODESH that perfumes you. It is not man made. It is not found in a bottle, MY RUACH ha KODESH anointing that perfumes you. Those found without the anointing are a stench to MY nostrils and will not be going home to Heaven with ME. The fragrance of MY anointing is Holy.
Prophecy 108 I, YAHUVEH, Will Soon Loose The Spirit Of Destruction Upon The Earth!
These are the words of encouragement I have to say to you on this Purim day of 2009. It matters not MY Children, fret not amongst yourselves whether it’s this day or that day for times have been changed by man, but I know your heart. It honours ME that you would approach MY throne as an Ester and I hold out MY Sceptre and HIS Name is YAHUSHUA, MY only begotten Son and I receive you and your worship and your praise has come to ME as a sweet fragrance. So keep sparkling for ME in the midst of this dung heap of earth, I look from heaven and I see you sparkle and I am honoured.
Torah Portion: The Aftermath of Disobedience
Prophecy 52 I, YAHUVEH, Will Deliver Again!
What about Esther? Do you think that was not a form of tribulation to foresee the Jewish people killed all around her and yet did I, YAHUVEH, not provide a way of escape for the Jewish people, or there would be none today? Did I, YAHUVEH, not use the very weapon that was to kill Mordecai and Esther, the gallows that Haman built, thinking he that had entrapped Mordecai and Esther, and all the Jewish people would be killed and yet I, YAHUVEH, had Haman hung on the very gallows.
How can the very ones that say they hear prophecies, deny that I, YAHUVEH, have always had a way to protect MY People. Beware of ones who prophesy these things that leave you feeling hopeless. No matter what the tribulation, I, YAHUVEH, will provide a way of escape for those who trust and lean on ME in all their ways.
Prophecy 14 Repent America The Blood Is On Your Hands!
This innocent blood will be on all your hands. The wrath will fall on this nation and world undiluted and you MY people will have angered ME by remaining silent. Beware I am not only a God of love, but I am a God of mighty wrath when angered. Start protesting now. Let you voices be heard. Stand up for what you know is right, now before it’s too late. Clinton condones homosexuality in the armed services. He wants you to support this sinful lifestyle.
You MY Children, you the taxpayers will be condoning it by paying their salaries, and by doing this I will no longer bless America. America will never win another world war again, it has only been by MY grace, you have not lost this country thus far. All those who have ears to hear, listen, all others remain deaf.
You who are called by MY Name (Christians) have done little to nothing, to stop this holocaust on the unborn. You pray to your God to stop this, but do little else. It’s the minority who lay their reputations, freedom, finances and lives down. These are MY Children I am proud of, and great will be their blessings in heaven. Does not MY Word say, greater love hath no man than one who lays their life down for another? These are the ones who will have no abortion blood on their hands for they did more than talk. They put action behind their protests.
“Faith without works is dead!” When MY Children come home to heaven, do you want all the unborn babies to come to you and ask why your money paid for their deaths? Why didn’t you try harder to stop the abortions, to tell the government no? YAHUVEH’s people have more power in YAHUSHUA (Jesus) than the heathens and their false gods! Prove it, by rising up in MY Name. Let the government know enough is enough. MY Children, see this vision of clean hands, now see the hands blood soaked, now see the hands flinging the blood off.
Torah Portion: Zachor -Remember
Prophecy 81 Oh Yisrael I, YAHUVEH, Rebuke You!
Oh, Yisrael, just as surely as MY Son YAHUSHUA had a Judas betray HIM for 30 pieces of silver, so too you have a Judas, the one who hands you the so-called road map of peace that will only end in your destruction, to prepare the way for that which is called the antichrist, the anti-Messiah.
But I tell you this; I swear by this, by MY OWN Name I, YAHUVEH, swear by this. I will take vengeance on your enemies for it is MY, and MY alone authority to punish you in a way that I have decreed.
These enemies that come against you shall have the fate of a Judas. I, YAHUVEH, will have mercy on the remnant that is Holy, those of you who weep and mourn and wail as you see a Judas’ betrayal, those of you who plead for the land, for Jerusalem, those of you who despise and rebuke the man of sin. Those of you who call upon MY Name in MY Son YAHUSHUA’s Name, I will have mercy and I will bless you. You are not appointed to MY wrath.
But you oh America and the other nations that join you, who dare to touch that which I told you not to touch, to divide that which I told you not to divide, you shall suffer the fate of a Judas. You will rue the day that you threw the 30 pieces of silver Yisrael’s way. For as you divide the land, as you bribe the one to divide the land so too I shall divide you in every way. 2005 was just an example. You know not, nor even comprehend, the horror I have coming your way straight from Heaven no man sent. Oh Yisrael, Oh Yisrael, how long will you fight against ME? I know the very day when you relinquish your will to ME. Oh, but a bloody road you have to travel until MY SON YAHUSHUA comes and you will shout, “Blessed is he who comes in the Name of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH.”
I, YAHUVEH, chose your land oh Yisrael, to give birth to the only MESSIAH of this world. That is how much I, YAHUVEH, love you and favor you oh Yisrael. YAHUSHUA’s Blood will keep your Yisrael from being totally destroyed and keep it from being wiped off the face of the map even though even the Name of YAHUSHUA the majority of Jews despise that Name and deny HIS Deity. YAHUSHUA’s veins and arteries are spread out across Yisrael. YAHUSHUA spurted out HIS Lifeblood that penetrated the ground at Calvary and spiritually now reaches the 4 corners of this earth. I, YAHUVEH, chose you oh Yisrael, of all the nations of the world to do this.
Welcome to Tetzaveh /You Shall Command, this week’s Parasha Torah Portion.
“Command /Tetzaveh the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning.”
In last week’s Torah reading, YAH instructed Moses and the Israelites to construct a Tabernacle /Mishkan in the wilderness.
This week, YAH commands them to bring pure olive oil for the lamp, and to create holy garments for the priests /cohanim.
The Role of Beauty and Splendor in Serving YAH
“These are the garments they are to make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a woven tunic, a turban and a sash. They are to make these sacred garments for your brother Aaron and his sons, so they may serve Me as priests.” (Exodus 28:4)
In this Parasha, sacred garments are to be made for the priests so they can serve YAH.
One of them is the breastplate of judgment /Choshen Hamishpat.
The breastplate is associated with the Urim and Thummim, and they are used for divining the will of the ELOHIM.
The priestly breastplate was made of embroidered linen sized and shaped into a square cubit. It contained four rows, each with three precious gems embedded within the plate and surrounded with gold.
Each jewel in the priest’s breastplate represented one of the twelve tribes of Israel, whose names were engraved upon the stones. God would use the individual letters of these names to spell out His judgments for Israel when the Urim was used to consult Him.
“He is to stand before Eleazar the priest, who will obtain decisions for him by inquiring of the Urim before YAHUVEH. At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will come in.” (Numbers 27:21)
In the Brit Chadashah /New Testament, John describes his vision of the New Jerusalem, in which the foundation stones of the city walls are adorned with 12 precious gems. Some, if not all, of these gems are also in the breastplate.
Some of the stones’ true identities may have been lost, since the Hebrew and Greek cultures shared no definitive gem names, especially during the 1,000 years between the writing of 1 Samuel and the Book of Revelation:
“The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.” (Revelation 21:19–20)
What we see in the description of the Breastplate and New Jerusalem is that YAH considers beauty to be glorifying as we serve Him on earth and in Heaven, where we will one day be surrounded by the brilliant splendor of streets paved with gold and divinely cut jewels embedded in foundations.
YAH also considers certain colors and material important and glorifying in service to Him.
“You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.” (Exodus 28:2)
The ephod, or garment underneath the breastplate, was made out of fine linen and woven out of gold, blue, purple and scarlet threads. Although a priestly garment, it seems that King David wore it as well when he brought back the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem.
“Now David was clothed with a robe of fine linen with all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and the singers and Chenaniah the leader of the singing with the singers. David also wore an ephod of linen.” (1 Chronicles 15:27; see also 2 Samuel 6:14)
Serving ELOHIM in the Beauty of Holiness
Everything YAH creates in His physical world helps us understand His spiritual world. The use of physical gems on the breastplate of the Kohen Gadol is no different.
Since these stones represent the 12 tribes, and the breastplate is connected with discovering the will of YAH, the stones represent how precious Israel is to YAH and His desire to lead them into His will.
The precious stones embedded in the foundations of the New Jerusalem also represent the 12 tribes. From this, we can understand the continued importance of Israel in the Messianic Age.
All Believers in YAHUSHUA play a significant role, as well. Scripture says that we are a holy priesthood and living stones, a spiritual house through YAHUSHUA the Messiah:
“And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of YAH, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to YAH through Messiah YAHUSHUA.” (1 Peter 2:4–5)
Like a precious jewel, precisely cut, shaped and polished by a master lapidary, we each have the ability to uniquely reflect the beauty and glory of YAH’s RUACH HAKODESH as we serve HER.
When we fulfill that destiny, we take our place in a spiritual house, whose cornerstone—the One who holds it all together—, YAHUSHUA HaMashiach.
“Behold, I lay in Zion a choice stone, a precious corner stone, and he who believes in Him will not be disappointed.” (1 Peter 2:6)
Because this Shabbat falls before Purim /Lots, a special reading from Deuteronomy 25:17–19 is studied in addition to the regular Scripture portion.
This Shabbat is also called the Zachor /Remembrance , because it details YAH’s command that we remember the wickedness of Amalek:
“Remember what Amalek did to you on the road, on your way out of Egypt.
“That he encountered you on the way and cut off those lagging to your rear, when you were tired and exhausted; he did not fear YAH.
“And it shall come to pass, when YAH your GOD has given you rest from all your enemies round about, in the land which ELOHIM your GOD is giving you for an inheritance to possess it, that you shall obliterate the memory of Amalek from under the heavens. Do not forget.”
These Scriptures to remember Amalek are read on the Sabbath before Purim—which celebrates Esther’s victory in helping to save the Jewish People from annihilation in Persia.
Why do we read them now? Because the one who plotted the annihilation, the anti-Semite Haman, is believed to be a descendant of Amalek. We must remember what he did as well.
Haftarah Zachor: The Aftermath of Disobedience
“Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.” (1 Samuel 15:3)
In Haftarah Zachor (1 Samuel 15:1–34), YAH remembers the Amalekites and tells Saul through the Prophet Samuel that He is going to punish them for fighting Israel after they left Egypt. Saul, therefore, is to utterly obliterate the memory of the Amalekites.
Although Saul does destroy the Amalekites and everything considered useless, he spares King Agag and keeps the best of the sheep and oxen and everything considered valuable.
Saul defends his disobedience by saying that he kept the best of Amalek for a sacrifice to ELOHIM. Nevertheless, YAH sees through his so-called “good intentions,” and Samuel rebukes Saul’s defiance with a word from YAH:
“Does YAH delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying YAH? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
“For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of YAH, He has rejected you as king.” (1 Samuel 15:22–23)
Saul’s misplaced mercy in keeping King Agag alive almost wiped out the Jewish People.
Agag impregnated a maidservant before his death and, therefore, the Amalekite lineage survived. Haman, who is called the “Agagi,” was his offspring.
Through Haman, Amalek once again tried to destroy the Jewish People.
Though murder is abhorrent to the Jewish People and all followers of YAHUSHUA, GOD is utterly committed to the survival of His people, and He will do whatever is necessary to ensure their future.
Remembering Agag and Haman reminds us that our own disobedience can negatively affect those whom YAH loves, long after we are gone. Let us, therefore, set our hearts on being obedient, rather than simply doing what seems best at the time.
Amalek Lives On
“Finally, be strong in YAH and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of GOD, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:10–12)
Amalek represents all evil forces throughout history trying to stop YAH’s plan. It is the opposite of everything beautiful and glorifying to GOD.
It still exists today as an anti-Messiah spirit that does not fear GOD and despises GOD’s people with a venomous hatred.
The spirit of Amalek is against Israel and the children’s of GOD.
We see this same spirit active within the fundamentalist Jihadi Islamic factions whose sole aim is to kill and destroy Christians and Jews once and for all time—that is the foundational ideology of Islamic scriptures.
What is the only way to defeat the spirit of Amalek?
We must never forget what the spirit of Amalek has done to the Jewish People over the past 3,000 years, as expressed in the slogan for Holocaust Remembrance Day—“Never Forget.”
Even as the last of the Holocaust Survivors become elderly and pass away, the remembrance of the horrors of the Holocaust that the spirit of Amalek committed against God’s people through the Nazis must never be forgotten.
We must always remember and never forget that we have an enemy who seeks to steal, kill, and destroy; therefore, we must be continually on the alert and wear our spiritual armor daily.
YAH’s will is that we not be defeated, but that we live victorious, abundant, and joyous lives through YAHUSHUA, empowered by RUACH HAKODESH.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)
“I will strengthen Judah and save the tribes of Joseph/Ephraim
. I will restore them because I have compassion on them. They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am YAHUVEH their GOD and I will answer them.” (Zechariah 10:6)
“YAHUVEH their GOD will save His people on that day as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.” (Zechariah 9:16)
Shabbat Shalom from AMIGHTYWIND!