KI TETZE /When You Go Out
Welcome to Parasha KI TETZE /When You Go Out, this week’s Torah portion.
10 “When you go out to war against your enemies, and YAHUVEH your ELOHIM hands them over to you, and you take prisoners, 11 and you see among the prisoners a woman who looks good to you, and you feel attracted to her and want her as your wife; 12 you are to bring her home to your house, where she will shave her head, cut her fingernails 13 and remove her prison clothing. She will stay there in your house, mourning her father and mother for a full month; after which you may go in to have sexual relations with her and be her husband, and she will be your wife. 14 In the event that you lose interest in her, you are to let her go wherever she wishes; but you may not sell her for money or treat her like a slave, because you humiliated her.
15 “If a man has two wives, the one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and unloved wives have borne him children, and if the firstborn son is the child of the unloved wife; 16 then, when it comes time for him to pass his inheritance on to his sons, he may not give the inheritance due the firstborn to the son of the loved wife in place of the son of the unloved one, who is in fact the firstborn. 17 No, he must acknowledge as firstborn the son of the unloved wife by giving him a double portion of everything he owns, for he is the firstfruits of his manhood, and the right of the firstborn is his.
18 “If a man has a stubborn, rebellious son who will not obey what his father or mother says, and even after they discipline him he still refuses to pay attention to them; 19 then his father and mother are to take hold of him and bring him out to the leaders of his town, at the gate of that place, 20 and say to the leaders of his town, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he doesn’t pay attention to us, lives wildly, gets drunk.’ 21 Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death; in this way you will put an end to such wickedness among you, and all Isra’el will hear about it and be afraid.
(ii) 22 “If someone has committed a capital crime and is put to death, then hung on a tree, 23 his body is not to remain all night on the tree, but you must bury him the same day, because a person who has been hanged has been cursed by ELOHIM — so that you will not defile your land, which YAHUVEH your ELOHIM is giving you to inherit.
22 “You are not to watch your brother’s ox or sheep straying and behave as if you hadn’t seen it; you must bring them back to your brother. 2 If your brother is not close by, or you don’t know who the owner is, you are to bring it home to your house; and it will remain with you until your brother asks for it; then you are to give it back to him. 3 You are to do the same with his donkey, his coat or anything else of your brother’s that he loses. If you find something he lost, you must not ignore it.
4 “If you see your brother’s donkey or ox collapsed on the road, you may not behave as if you hadn’t seen it; you must help him get them up on their feet again.
5 “A woman is not to wear men’s clothing, and a man is not to put on women’s clothing, for whoever does these things is detestable to YAHUVEH your ELOHIM.
6 “If, as you are walking along, you happen to see a bird’s nest in a tree or on the ground with chicks or eggs, and the mother bird is sitting on the chicks or the eggs, you are not to take the mother with the chicks. 7 You must let the mother go, but you may take the chicks for yourself; so that things will go well with you, and you will prolong your life.
(iii) 8 “When you build a new house, you must build a low wall around your roof; otherwise someone may fall from it, and you will be responsible for his death.
9 “You are not to sow two kinds of seed between your rows of vines; if you do, both the two harvested crops and the yield from the vines must be forfeited. 10 You are not to plow with an ox and a donkey together. 11 You are not to wear clothing woven with two kinds of thread, wool and linen together.
12 “You are to make for yourself twisted cords on the four corners of the garment you wrap around yourself.
13 “If a man marries a woman, has sexual relations with her and then, having come to dislike her, 14 brings false charges against her and defames her character by saying, ‘I married this woman, but when I had intercourse with her I did not find evidence that she was a virgin’; 15 then the girl’s father and mother are to take the evidence of the girl’s virginity to the leaders of the town at the gate. 16 The girl’s father will say to the leaders, ‘I let my daughter marry this man, but he hates her, 17 so he has brought false charges that he didn’t find evidence of her virginity; yet here is the evidence of my daughter’s virginity’ — (18 ) and they will lay the cloth before the town leaders. 18 (19) The leaders of that town are to take the man, punish him, 19 and fine him two-and-a-half pounds of silver shekels, which they will give to the girl’s father, because he has publicly defamed a virgin of Isra’el. She will remain his wife, and he is forbidden from divorcing her as long as he lives.
20 “But if the charge is substantiated that evidence for the girl’s virginity could not be found; 21 then they are to lead the girl to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her town will stone her to death, because she has committed in Isra’el the disgraceful act of being a prostitute while still in her father’s house. In this way you will put an end to such wickedness among you.
22 “If a man is found sleeping with a woman who has a husband, both of them must die — the man who went to bed with the woman and the woman too. In this way you will expel such wickedness from Isra’el.
23 “If a girl who is a virgin is engaged to a man, and another man comes upon her in the town and has sexual relations with her; 24 you are to bring them both out to the gate of the city and stone them to death — the girl because she didn’t cry out for help, there in the city, and the man because he has humiliated his neighbor’s wife. In this way you will put an end to such wickedness among you.
25 “But if the man comes upon the engaged girl out in the countryside, and the man grabs her and has sexual relations with her, then only the man who had intercourse with her is to die. 26 You will do nothing to the girl, because she has done nothing deserving of death. The situation is like the case of the man who attacks his neighbor and kills him. 27 For he found her in the countryside, and the engaged girl cried out, but there was no one to save her.
28 “If a man comes upon a girl who is a virgin but who is not engaged, and he grabs her and has sexual relations with her, and they are caught in the act, 29 then the man who had intercourse with her must give to the girl’s father one-and-a-quarter pounds of silver shekels, and she will become his wife, because he humiliated her; he may not divorce her as long as he lives.
23 (22:30) “A man is not to take his father’s wife, thus violating his father’s rights.
2 (1) “A man with crushed or damaged private parts may not enter the assembly of YAHUVEH.
3 (2) “A mamzer may not enter the assembly of YAHUVEH, nor may his descendants down to the tenth generation enter the assembly of YAHUVEH.
4 (3) “No ‘Amoni or Mo’avi may enter the assembly of YAHUVEH, nor may any of his descendants down to the tenth generation ever enter the assembly of YAHUVEH, 5 (4) because they did not supply you with food and water when you were on the road after leaving Egypt, and because they hired Bil‘am the son of B‘or from P’tor in Aram-Naharayim to put a curse on you. 6 (5) But YAHUVEH your ELOHIM would not listen to Bil‘am; rather, YAHUVEH your ELOHIM turned the curse into a blessing for you; because YAHUVEH your ELOHIM loved you. 7 (6) So you are never to seek their peace or well being, as long as you live.
(iv) 8 (7) “But you are not to detest an Edomi, because he is your brother; and you are not to detest an Egyptian, because you lived as a foreigner in his land. 9 (8) The third generation of children born to them may enter the assembly of YAHUVEH.
10 (9) “When you are in camp, at war with your enemies, you are to guard yourself against anything bad. 11 (10) If there is a man among you who is unclean because of a nocturnal emission, he is to go outside the camp; he is not to enter the camp. 12 (11) When evening arrives he is to bathe himself in water, and after sunset he may enter the camp. 13 (12) Also you are to have an area outside the camp to use as a latrine. 14 (13) You must include a trowel with your equipment, and when you relieve yourself, you are to dig a hole first and afterwards cover your excrement. 15 (14) For YAHUVEH your ELOHIM moves about in your camp to rescue you and to hand over your enemies to you. Therefore your camp must be a holy place. [YAHUVEH] should not see anything indecent among you, or he will turn away from you.
16 (15) “If a slave has escaped from his master and taken refuge with you, you are not to hand him back to his master. 17 (16) Allow him to stay with you, in whichever place suits him best among your settlements; do not mistreat him.
18 (17) “No woman of Isra’el is to engage in ritual prostitution, and no man of Isra’el is to engage in ritual homosexual prostitution.
19 (18) Nothing earned through heterosexual or homosexual prostitution is to be brought into the house of YAHUVEH your ELOHIM in fulfillment of any vow, for both of these are abhorrent to YAHUVEH your ELOHIM.
20 (19) “You are not to lend at interest to your brother, no matter whether the loan is of money, food or anything else that can earn interest. 21 (20) To an outsider you may lend at interest, but to your brother you are not to lend at interest, so that YAHUVEH your ELOHIM will prosper you in everything you set out to do in the land you are entering in order to take possession of it.
22 (21) “When you make a vow to YAHUVEH your ELOHIM, you are not to delay in fulfilling it, for YAHUVEH your ELOHIM will certainly demand it of you, and your failure to do so will be your sin. 23 (22) If you choose not to make a vow at all, that will not be a sin for you; 24 (23) but if a vow passes your lips, you must take care to perform it according to what you voluntarily vowed to YAHUVEH your ELOHIM, what you promised in words spoken aloud.
(v) 25 (24) “When you enter your neighbor’s vineyard, you may eat enough grapes to satisfy your appetite; but you are not to put any in your basket. 26 (25) When you enter your neighbor’s field of growing grain, you may pluck ears with your hand; but you are not to put a sickle to your neighbor’s grain.
24 “Suppose a man marries a woman and consummates the marriage but later finds her displeasing, because he has found her offensive in some respect. He writes her a divorce document, gives it to her and sends her away from his house. 2 She leaves his house, goes and becomes another man’s wife; 3 but the second husband dislikes her and writes her a get, gives it to her and sends her away from his house; or the second husband whom she married dies. 4 In such a case her first husband, who sent her away, may not take her again as his wife, because she is now defiled. It would be detestable to YAHUVEH, and you are not to bring about sin in the land YAHUVEH your ELOHIM is giving you as your inheritance.
(vi) 5 “If a man has recently married his wife, he is not to be subject to military service; he is to be free of external obligations and left at home for one year to make his new wife happy.
6 “No one may take a mill or even an upper millstone as collateral for a loan, because that would be taking as collateral the debtor’s very means of sustenance.
7 “If a man kidnaps any of his brothers, fellow members of the community of Isra’el, and makes him his slave or sells him, that kidnapper must die; in this way you will put an end to such wickedness among you.
8 “When there is an outbreak of tzara‘at, be careful to observe and do just what the cohanim, who are L’vi’im, teach you. Take care to do as I ordered them. 9 Remember what YAHUVEH your ELOHIM did to Miryam on the road after you left Egypt.
10 “When you make any kind of loan to your neighbor, you are not to enter his house to take his collateral. 11 You must stand outside, and the borrower will bring the collateral outside to you. 12 If he is poor, you are not to go to bed with what he gave as collateral in your possession; 13 rather, you must restore the pledged item at sunset; then he will go to sleep wearing his garment and bless you. This will be an upright deed of yours before YAHUVEH your ELOHIM.
(vii) 14 “You are not to exploit a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether one of your brothers or a foreigner living in your land in your town. 15 You are to pay him his wages the day he earns them, before sunset; for he is poor and looks forward to being paid. Otherwise he will cry out against you to YAHUVEH, and it will be your sin.
16 “Fathers are not to be executed for the children, nor are children to be executed for the fathers; every person will be executed for his own sin.
17 “You are not to deprive the foreigner or the orphan of the justice which is his due, and you are not to take a widow’s clothing as collateral for a loan. 18 Rather, remember that you were a slave in Egypt; and YAHUVEH your ELOHIM redeemed you from there. That is why I am ordering you to do this.
19 “When harvesting the grain in your field, if you forgot a sheaf of grain there, you are not to go back and get it; it will remain there for the foreigner, the orphan and the widow, so that YAHUVEH your ELOHIM will bless you in all the work you do. 20 When you beat your olive tree, you are not to go back over the branches again; the olives that are left will be for the foreigner, the orphan and the widow. 21 When you gather the grapes from your vineyard, you are not to return and pick grapes a second time; what is left will be for the foreigner, the orphan and the widow. 22 Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt. That is why I am ordering you to do this.
25 “If people have a dispute, seek its resolution in court, and the judges render a decision in favor of the righteous one and condemning the wicked one; 2 then, if the wicked one deserves to be flogged, the judge is to have him lie down and be flogged in his presence. The number of strokes is to be proportionate to his offense; 3 but the maximum number is forty. He is not to exceed this; if he goes over this limit and beats him more than this, your brother will be humiliated before your eyes.
4 “You are not to muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.
5 “If brothers live together, and one of them dies childless, his widow is not to marry someone unrelated to him; her husband’s brother is to go to her and perform the duty of a brother-in-law by marrying her. 6 The first child she bears will succeed to the name of his dead brother, so that his name will not be eliminated from Isra’el. 7 If the man does not wish to marry his brother’s widow, then his brother’s widow is to go up to the gate, to the leaders, and say, ‘My brother-in-law refuses to raise up for his brother a name in Isra’el; he will not perform the duty of a husband’s brother for me.’ 8 The leaders of his town are to summon him and speak to him. If, on appearing before them, he continues to say, ‘I don’t want to marry her,’ 9 then his brother’s widow is to approach him in the presence of the leaders, pull his sandal off his foot, spit in his face and say, ‘This is what is done to the man who refuses to build up his brother’s family.’ 10 From that time on, his family is to be known in Isra’el as ‘the family of the man who had his sandal pulled off.’
11 “If men are fighting with each other, and the wife of one comes up to help her husband get away from the man attacking him by grabbing the attacker’s private parts with her hand, 12 you are to cut off her hand; show no pity.
13 “You are not to have in your pack two sets of weights, one heavy, the other light. 14 You are not to have in your house two sets of measures, one big, the other small. 15 You are to have a correct and fair weight, and you are to have a correct and fair measure, so that you will prolong your days in the land YAHUVEH your ELOHIM is giving you. 16 For all who do such things, all who deal dishonestly, are destestable to YAHUVEH your ELOHIM.
(Maftir) 17 “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 ELOHIM. 19 Therefore, when YAHUVEH your ELOHIM has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies in the land YAHUVEH your ELOHIM is giving you as your inheritance to possess, you are to blot out all memory of ‘Amalek from under heaven. Don’t forget!
“Sing, barren woman who has never had a child!
Burst into song, shout for joy,
you who have never been in labor!
For the deserted wife will have more children
than the woman who is living with her husband,” says YAHUVEH.
Enlarge the space for your tent,
extend the curtains of your dwelling;
do not hold back, lengthen your cords,
make your tent pegs firm.
For you will spread out to the right and the left,
your descendants will possess the nations
and inhabit the desolated cities.
Don’t be afraid, for you won’t be ashamed;
don’t be discouraged, for you won’t be disgraced.
You will forget the shame of your youth,
no longer remember the dishonor of being widowed.
For your husband is your Maker,
YAHUVEH-Tzva’ot is his name.
The Holy One of Isra’el is your Redeemer.
He will be called the ELOHIM of all the earth.
For YAHUVEH has called you back
like a wife abandoned and grief-stricken;
“A wife married in her youth
cannot be rejected,” says your ELOHIM.
“Briefly I abandoned you,
but with great compassion I am taking you back.
I was angry for a moment
and hid my face from you;
but with everlasting grace
I will have compassion on you,”
says YAHUVEH your Redeemer.
“For me this is like Noach’s flood.
Just as I swore that no flood like Noach’s
would ever again cover the earth,
so now I swear that never again
will I be angry with you or rebuke you.
For the mountains may leave and the hills be removed,
but my grace will never leave you,
and my covenant of peace will not be removed,”
says YAHUVEH, who has compassion on you.
1 Corinthians 5:1–5
It is actually being reported that there is sexual sin among you, and it is sexual sin of a kind that is condemned even by pagans — a man is living with his stepmother! 2 And you stay proud? Shouldn’t you rather have felt some sadness that would have led you to remove from your company the man who has done this thing? 3 For I myself, even though I am absent physically, am with you spiritually; and I have already judged the man who has done this as if I were present. 4 In the name of the Lord YAHUSHUA, when you are assembled, with me present spiritually and the power of our Lord YAHUSHUA among us, 5 hand over such a person to the Adversary for his old nature to be destroyed, so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord.
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)
August 24, 2018
Torah Portion: The Curse And Death On A Tree
Prophecy 102 YAHUSHUA Says, “It’s Only a Matter of Time.”
See, I was only that slain LAMB once. I let the enemy strike MY face. But that was only once! I wore the crown of thorns! I took the humiliation of this earth! But that was only once… I hung on that Cross! I was beaten beyond recognition! I thirsted for you! I thirsted for your unrighteousness! I hungered for you! I was mocked and I was scorned! This (Sukkot) is the time of MY birth on this earth! And how few even acknowledge it! They’ll take a heathen holiday dedicated to another heathen (King Nimrod) straight from the pit of hell and they gave ME that birthday? But on this time of Sukkot, how few honor ME? How few honor the price I paid?…
Oh, but I have MY faithful Bride. I paid the price, but it was only once! It was only once I had to die! And no man took MY life! It was I and only I,YAHUSHUA, that said it is finished! And it was MY time! I did not die in man’s time! I did not arise in man’s time! I arose in YAHUVEH’S time!
Prophecy 63 Oh Yisrael! Where Is Your Blood Sacrifice?
Oh Israel, Oh how I weep. Yes, I, YAHUVEH, Creator of all, Creator of even time itself. I weep for I have poured out MY love, poured out MY mercy, given MY very best, MY Beloved Son YAHUSHUA. I, YAHUVEH, gave YAHUSHUA who poured out HIS Blood to redeem the sins of Adam and Eve. Oh Israel, the Blood of YAHUSHUA still saturates your soil. Why do you think satan hates you? Why do you think he hates you more than any people or any nation? Because I, YAHUVEH, came to you in the flesh through MY Son YAHUSHUA, MY Beloved Son.
Abraham only thought he had to sacrifice Isaac. Abraham only had to experience that feeling of great sorrow and grief as he held a dagger above his beloved son thinking there would be no ram to offer up as a sacrifice, as a blood sacrifice. But in faith he Abraham ready to slay his son Isaac believed that I, YAHUVEH, would raise up Isaac from the dead if need be, just as I did MY Son YAHUSHUA. It is because of who I, YAHUVEH, am. Because of who I am, because of MY love that has no beginning nor end for those called MY Children and only those who are called MY Children are those calling out to ME in the Name of MY Son YAHUSHUA. Only I stopped Abraham from sacrificing his son Isaac. I provided a ram hidden from Abraham’s view until the right time.
Abraham was not perfect. Neither was Isaac. Israel pays the price of Abraham’s sin that brought forth Ishmael and the seed of Ishmael. Abraham needed a blood sacrifice also. It was the ram that was symbolized that was caught in the thicket. This symbolized MY Beloved Son YAHUSHUA, the only Lamb of YAHUVEH, the perfect Lamb without sin or spot or blemish. The ram was caught in the thicket. MY Beloved Son YAHUSHUA cried out to ME. HE [was] also caught in the thicket of MY will. “Father, if it all be possible, take this cup from ME, but not as I will, but as YOUR will be done.” YAHUSHUA was symbolized as that ram, as that blood sacrifice that Abraham had that day which took Isaac’s place.
YAHUSHUA’s Blood sacrifice is the only human sacrifice that is Holy enough to wash away the sins of all mankind. If mankind will but accept and obey this new Blood Covenant I gave at Calvary through MY Beloved Son YAHUSHUA, this is MY promise to MY faithful children who love YAHUSHUA and accept this new Blood Covenant. As I didn’t leave MY Beloved Son in the tomb, I raised Him from the dead and He ascended into Heaven, so will I do the same for you. All MY Children have to do is receive, believe, love and try your best to obey MY Commandments. Is this so hard?
I speak to those who refuse MY Son YAHUSHUA as MESSIAH. Where is your blood sacrifice? All know there must be a blood sacrifice for the remission of sins. What animal is perfect? What human? None, except MY Beloved Son YAHUSHUA’s. I, YAHUVEH, cancelled the old blood covenant to give mankind a better blood covenant. This is the only way I can forgive your sins. There is no other way to MY throne, for ME to answer your prayers, except through the name YAHUSHUA, through HIS shed Blood at Calvary for the remission of your sins. There is no other intercessor before ME other than MY Son YAHUSHUA. Mohammed can’t save you. Calling upon Abraham can’t save you. Allah can’t save you. Only calling upon the name YAHUSHUA will save you. Study the Torah as I have spoken before through this handmaiden. Those that think keeping the Torah alone will save them must realize all have sinned and fell short of MY Glory [Romans 3:23]. Breaking one commandment is the same as breaking all the commandments. You need a Savior. YAHUSHUA is that Savior. Those that refuse to accept YAHUSHUA as their Lord and Savior, the MESSIAH of all mankind, will not be judged by YAHUSHUA, but will instead stand before Moses who will open the Book of Judgment without mercy. For he warned Israel there would be a new covenant coming, a new Blood Covenant. He knew that it could not appease MY wrath. This was only temporary for the animal sacrifices.
Oh Israel, I sent the new Blood Covenant to be born on your own soil. I did miracles through the Name of YAHUSHUA. I used HIM to be a human sacrifice, a human blood sacrifice, the only perfect blood atonement for sin. And I arose HIM from the dead in the soil of Israel.
Torah Portion: Holiness And The Laws of YAHUVEH
Prophecy 82 Last Call For The 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.
Now see this vision. It now changes. Now the enemy of your soul beholds MY Holy Bride and says, ‘I must defile her, she cannot stand there without spot or wrinkle.’ So he puts a cigarette in her mouth, so she has the stench of smoke. He puts the intoxicating beverages in her hands, so she staggers around like a drunk. Now behold MY Bride, where pornography has been put into her hands, the enemy says, “Don’t worry, no one can see this secret, just hide.” Now MY Bride, that once was so holy, has been so defiled. So I turn away, for I cannot come for a Bride like this.
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.
Do you not realize, what your eyes behold, MY eyes behold? Do you not realize, your bodies are the Temple of the RUACH ha KODESH? Do not be deceived, for sin can have no part in thee. You wonder if you are MY Bride. You pray all over the world, “Am I your Bride? You want to know, Elisabeth [Elisheva], how some one who tells you a certain date when I am coming for MY Bride and yet the Word given does not line up with MY Holy Scriptures. This is the beginning of the deception that entered in.
How many times have I said, if it doesn’t line up with MY Holy Word, for I am the Holy Word, I am the living Torah, even if they come from an Angel of light, do not receive that which is not of ME. How many times have I said, “Test the spirit that speaks?” You want to know how your brother was deceived? It does not mean that he doesn’t love ME. It does not mean that he doesn’t desire to serve ME, but it does mean this is the first step when he walked away, and deception entered in. When satan got a foothold and said to him, “Do not listen to the Holy Word.” Instead he started listening to a voice that was not of ME.
I am not a man that I can lie. MY Word is Truth. What I say, happens. The Holy Angel did not come, for Elisabeth [Elisheva], where did I ever tell you I would tell another to tell the Ringmaiden, expect YAHUSHUA to come on this day for HIS Bride. Why would I not tell you first? That is why I have said again, and again. Test the Spirit that speaks. Who is going to listen to one that has a testimony that looks and smells like the world? Make no longer excuses for him. MY People have gone a whoring after other Gods, but does that mean I have called you to be a whore monger? The people are drunk with intoxicating beverages. Does that I mean I have called you to be a drunk. The people have turned to other sources of peace, but does this mean I want you to smell like a chimney or shoot up like a drug addict?
Foolishness, foolishness, foolishness, foolishness! I am angry, I am angry, I am angry, I am angry, I am angry! How many of you who desire to be MY Bride, who I called to be MY Bride, have forsaken Holiness? How many of you make excuses for sin? How many of you know MY Word says honor the Sabbath Day and keep it Holy and still you fill the churches on Sunday.
Foolishness, foolishness, foolishness, MY Bride will have no part in this foolishness. I said, be ye Holy as I am Holy. MY Bride will be Holy or I will have no part of her. You want to know who the foolish virgins are? You want to know why they didn’t have enough oil in their lamps? They didn’t have enough Holiness.
They knew I was coming, but they did not prepare.
It is not enough to just love ME, it is not enough to just serve ME, it is not enough just to preach MY Words.
I demand Holiness.
Prophecy 106 I, YAHUVEH, Say, “CLEAN YOUR HOUSE”!!!
See, this Ministry stands for Holiness. I will not allow this leadership preach a word that they do not walk. Elisabeth [Elisheva] knows she better walk the talk. The rest who are a part of this Ministry know they have to walk the talk or else satan will tear them in little shreds.
You who call yourselves YAHUSHUA’s demon stompers and prayer intercessors, some of you have secret sin. I have not revealed it yet, but be assured it will be exposed if you do not quickly repent. You have to choose this day who you will serve. This secret sin could be hanging on to a mate I told you to let go for your own souls sake, for your own lifes sake. Where you showed your allegiance more to them than you have to ME.
Your secret sin is not doing the work I called you to do. When I hand you a task and I say, “Do this to reach the tongues of your people” and you say, “Oh no, I have too much of my own personal problems now” and your eyes are focused on the heathen more than the souls, more than the sheep and the lambs that need (to be) fed. This is sin in MY eyes, for you put your hand to the plow and you looked back. You took your hand off the plow. You stopped tilling that soil and seeding it and speaking forth these Words in your own native tongue so others can be fed. The spirit of selfishness has come upon you. You know who I speak of. You know what translators have let ME down. I will not continue to wait. I will raise up someone else to take your place. (Elisabeth [Elisheva] saw a vision at this time with the word China)
Anyone who hates this Ministry, beware of. For they truly hate that which is Holy. The darkness fears the light.
“When you go forth [ki tetze] to battle against your enemies, and YAHUVEH your GOD delivers them into your hands …” (Deuteronomy 21:10)
Last week, Parasha Shoftim focused rather broadly on the system of worship, judicial procedures, and the administration of the nation.
This week’s portion of Scripture, Parasha Ki Tetze, includes 74 of the 613 commandments contained in the Torah. These commandments include miscellaneous criminal, civil, and family laws as well as moral and religious duties of the Israelites.
The Curse and Death on a Tree
This Torah portion is a very practical compilation of teachings that squarely deals with most real-life situations: from inheritance rights of the firstborn to how to deal with stubborn, rebellious children; from returning lost objects to their owner to building safety fences around the roof of a home in order to prevent loss of life; from protection of the living to how to treat the body of the deceased.
The ethical treatment of a corpse extends to criminals hung on a tree after being convicted of a capital offense. They have to be taken down and buried on the same day. Bodies could not be left overnight, since anyone hung on a tree is considered cursed by YAHUVEH.
“If a man guilty of a capital offense is put to death and you hang him on a tree [וְתָלִ֥יתָ אֹתֹ֖ו עַל־עֵֽץ], his corpse shall not remain on the tree overnight. You must bury it the same day; anyone who is hanged is a curse of YAHUVEH.” (Deuteronomy 21:22–23)
The Hebrew word for tree is etz (עֵץ); the phrase “hang him on a tree” refers to death as a result of hanging on a tree or gallows, or to displaying a corpse on a tree after his execution. Either way, the sight of a hung man on a wooden pole is a curse of .YAHUVEH
This is at least partly why a rich man named Joseph asked to take down the body of YAHUSHUA from the execution stake.
“As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of YAHUSHUA. Going to Pilate, he asked for YAHUSHUA’s body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock.” (Matthew 27:57–60)
But YAHUSHUA wasn’t guilty of a capital offense, so why was he put to death on a tree?
According to Jewish priestly legal interpretation found who is guilty of treason or blasphemy would be hung to death on a tree in full display before the people he has betrayed and the God he has blasphemed.
This interpretation of Deuteronomy 21:22–23 is found in early Aramaic translations of the Bible.
The Jewish leaders, therefore, saw YAHUSHUA’s hanging as “proof” that HE blasphemed YAHUVEH by claiming to be the Messiah; in their interpretation, no true Messiah would hang on a tree and become a curse of YAHUVEH.
However, this Torah portion helps us see how YAHUSHUA took the full measure of the curse on our behalf by hanging on a tree.
“YAHUSHUA HaMashiach , who gave HIMSELF for us to
redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for HIMSELF a people that
are HIS very own, eager to do what is good.” (Titus 2:13–14)
There on the tree, YAHUSHUA took on HIMSELF the curse that was meant for us, accepting the penalty for our sins and experiencing for the first time what it felt like to be separated from YAHUVEH because of transgression.
This is what the Prophet Isaiah referred to when he wrote:
“Surely HE took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered HIM punished by YAHUVEH, stricken by HIM, and afflicted. But HE was pierced for our transgressions, HE was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on HIM, and by HIS wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4–5)
Paul, a former Pharisee, also referred to the curse when he wrote:
“Messiah redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.’” (Galatians 3:13)
There on the tree, YAHUSHUA took all of our curses so that we could experience His blessings. Those who follow YAHUSUA are no longer alienated from YAHUVEH but have HIS laws inscribed on their hearts.
Holiness and the Laws of YAHUVEH
Having the laws of YAHUVEH written on our hearts means that YAHUVEH’s character and nature are known to us in a very personal way — not through external laws on stone tablets, but internally in our very souls.
That does not mean we can turn our backs on the Torah, which helps us to better understand holiness and YAHUVEH’s nature.
We see in this Parasha that sin has a very heavy cost. For instance, while the Decalogue (Ten Commandments) commands us to honor our parents, this portion specifies that sustained disobedience to parents is a capital offense.
The punishment for breaking this law was, it seems, never carried out in Israel, but became more of an ideal law that emphasized the respect of parents. Do notice, however, that this law seems to describe a son who is a grown man, which indicates that YAHUVEH holds we are never too old to revere our parents.
The ethical and moral laws provided in Parasha Ki Tetze cover several instances of marriage. Among them is the case of a woman whose second husband has died or divorced her.
This Parasha states that her first husband cannot remarry her (Deuteronomy 24:4).
Another instance of marriage is the levirate marriage (yibbum). If a man dies leaving a childless widow, the man’s brother has the responsibility of marrying the widow in order to continue his brother’s line so that the deceased can inherit through the levirate son his share in the inheritance of property.
This Parasha also outlines the prohibition of a son marrying his father’s former wife, as well as other violations of marriage law.
The laws in Ki Tetze also include paying workers promptly, and allowing those who work for you to eat while they work (not muzzling the ox).
As well, those lending money to a fellow Jew were forbidden from charging interest on their loan.
Ki Tetze continues to be relevant in our world today.
Although in our modern society, transgenderism and cross-dressing is becoming more accepted and common, this Torah portion clearly states that those who practice such acts are an abomination to YAHUVEH:
“A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for anyone who does such things is an abomination to YAHUVEH, your GOD.” (Deuteronomy 22:5)
There seems to be so much confusion in our day with regards to gender and sexual identity; it is good to have the solid rock of YAHUVEH’s Word to show us where to stand on these controversial issues.
Despite what some believe, women are traditionally well treated in Judaism. Even a foreign captive woman was to be given respect, including time to mourn the loss of her parents.
The law ensures her dignity and provides for her ethical treatment and legal protection.
“If you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife. Bring her into your home and have her shave her head, trim her nails and put aside the clothes she was wearing when captured. After she has lived in your house and mourned her father and mother for a full month, then you may go to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife.”
If the Israelite man decides that he no longer wants her as his wife, he must allow her to go free and cannot sell her as a slave to another.
These verses about captive women segue to the unloved wife and the firstborn son. In a multiple wife situation, a man’s firstborn son born of the unloved wife must receive his inheritance of the double portion. In other words, the father may not give his birthright to the son of the loved wife.
Israel’s Double Portion
The verses in this Torah portion about inheritance and victory bring to mind the final end-time battle. The Mashiach will wage war against the enemies of Israel and succeed in battle.
We know that a day is coming when all nations will gather to battle against Israel, but YAHUSHUA the Messiah will fight for Israel and gain the victory. All the spoils of the nations will come into the hands of the people of Israel.
In that day, we will receive back all that the enemy has stolen from us. YAHUVEH will restore the years that the swarming locusts have devoured (Joel 2:25), and we will receive a double portion in our land. Halleluyah!
“Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.”
“I will bless those who bless you.” (Genesis 12:3)
Shabbat Shalom from AMIGHTYWIND!