CHAYEI SARAH -Life of Sarah
Welcome to Chayei Sarah -Life of Sarah, this week’s Parasha .
*~Genesis Chapter 23 ~*
1 And the life of Sarah was a hundred and twenty seven years, the years of the life of Sarah.
2 And Sarah died in Kirjath Arba, it is Hebron, in the land of Canaan. And Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.
3 And Abraham rose up from before his dead and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,
4 I am an alien and a visitor with you. Give to me a possession among you, so that I may bury my dead from before the eyes.
5 And the sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
6 Hear us, my master. You are a prince of ELOHIM among us. Bury your dead in the best of our burying places. Not a man of us will withhold his burying place from you, from burying your dead.
7 And Abraham rose up and bowed himself to the people of the land, to the sons of Heth.
8 And he spoke with them, saying, If it is your desire to bury my dead out of my sight, hear me. Ask for me of Ephron the son of Zohar,
9 that he may give to me the cave of Machpelah which he has, which is in the edge of his field. In full silver let him give it to me among you, for a possession of a burying place.
10 And Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite replied to Abraham in the ears of the sons of Heth, to all those entering the gate of his city, saying,
11 No, my master, hear me. I have given the field to you; also the cave that is in it. I have given it to you. Before the eyes of the sons of my people I have given it to you. Bury your dead.
12 And Abraham bowed before the people of the land,
13 and spoke to Ephron in the ears of the people of the land, saying, Only if you would hear me. I have given the silver for the field; take it from me, that I may bury my dead there.
14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,
15 My master, hear me; the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that between me and you? And bury your dead.
16 And Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver of which he had spoken in the ears of the sons of Heth, four hundred silver shekels which passes with the merchant.
17 And was certified the field of Ephron in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the cave and the field in it, and all the trees in the field, which were in all its borders around it,
18 to Abraham for a purchase before the sons of Heth, with all entering the gate of his city.
19 And after this Abraham buried his wife Sarah at the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre; it is Hebron, in the land of Canaan.
20 And the field was certified, and the cave in it, to Abraham for a burial possession from the sons of Heth.
*~Genesis Chapter 24 ~*
1 And Abraham was old, going on in days, and YAHUVEH had blessed Abraham in all things.
2 And Abraham said to his slave, the oldest in his house, the one who ruled in all that was to him, Please put your hand under my thigh.
3 And I will cause you to swear by YAHUVEH, ELOHIM of the heavens and ELOHIM of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanite, among whom I dwell.
4 But you shall go to my country and to my kindred and take a wife for my son, for Isaac.
5 And the slave said to him, Perhaps the woman will not be willing to go after me to this land; shall I indeed bring back your son into the land from out of which you came?
6 And Abraham said to him, Take heed for yourself that you not take my son back there.
7 YAHUVEH, ELOHIM of the Heavens, who took me from the house of my father and from the land of my birth, and who spoke to me, and who swore to me, saying, I will give this land to your Seed; He shall send His Messenger before you, and you shall take a wife from there for my son.
8 And if the woman will not be willing to go after you, then you shall be clear from this oath of mine; only do not take my son back there.
9 And the slave put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and swore to him concerning this thing.
10 And the slave took ten camels from his master’s camels and left. And all his master’s goods were in his hand. And he rose up and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.
11 And he made the camels kneel outside the city, by a well of water at the time of the evening, the time that women go out to draw.
12 And he said, YAHUVEH, ELOHIM of my master Abraham, I pray, cause her to meet before me this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.
13 Behold! I am standing by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.
14 And let the girl to whom I shall speak this: Please let down your pitcher that I may drink; and she will say, Drink and also I will water your camels; let it be her You have approved for Your servant, for Isaac. And by this I shall know that You have shown kindness to my master.
15 And it happened before he had finished speaking. Behold! Rebekah came out, she who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, the brother of Abraham, with her pitcher on her shoulder.
16 And the girl was very good of form, a virgin, a man not having known her. And she went down to the well and filled her pitcher and came up.
17 And the slave ran to meet her and said, Please let me sip a little water from your pitcher.
18 And she said, Drink, my master. And she hurried and let down her pitcher on her hand and gave him a drink.
19 And she finished giving drink to him. And she said, I also will draw for your camels until they have finished drinking.
20 And she hurried and emptied her pitcher into the trough. And she again ran to the well to draw, and drew for all his camels.
21 And watching her, the man kept silent in order to know if YAHUVEH had prospered his way, or not.
22 And it happened when the camels had finished drinking, the man took a golden ring, its weighing a half shekel, and two bracelets for her hands, ten of gold their weighing.
23 And he said, Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room for us to stay in your father’s house?
24 And she said to him, I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor.
25 And she said to him, Both straw and fodder are plentiful with us, also a room to pass the night.
26 And the man bowed and worshiped YAHUVEH.
27 And he said, Blessed be YAHUVEH, ELOHIM of my master Abraham, who has not left off His kindness and His truth with my master, I being in the way, YAHUVEH guided me to the house of the brother of my master.
28 And the girl ran and told these things to the house of her mother.
29 And Rebekah had a brother, his name being Laban. And Laban ran out to the man, to the fountain.
30 And it happened when he saw the ring, and the bracelets on his sister’s hands, and when he heard his sister’s words, Rebekah, saying, So the man spoke to me, then he came to the man and saw him standing by the camels at the fountain.
31 And he said, Come in, blessed of YAHUVEH! Why are you standing outside? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.
32 And the man came into the house. And he unloaded the camels and gave straw and fodder to the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.
33 And food was set before him to eat, but he said, I will not eat until I have spoken my message. And he said, Speak.
34 And he said, I am the slave of Abraham.
35 And YAHUVEH has blessed my master much, and he is great. And He has given to him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and male slaves and slave-girls, and camels and donkeys .
36 And my master’s wife bore a son to my master when she was old, and he has given to him all that is his.
37 And my master caused me to swear, saying, You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanite, in whose land I live.
38 But you shall go to the house of my father and to my family and you shall take a wife for my son.
39 And I said to my master, Perhaps the woman will not go after me.
40 And he said to me, YAHUVEH, before whom I walk, will send His Messenger with you and prosper your way. And you shall take a wife for my son from my family, from my father’s house.
41 Then you shall be released from my oath, when you have come to my family, and if they do not give one to you; then you shall be released from my oath.
42 And today I came to the well. And I said, YAHUVEH, ELOHIM of my master Abraham, I pray, if You will, prosper the way in which I am about to go.
43 Behold! I stand at the well of water, and when the virgin comes out to draw water, and I say to her, Please let me drink a little water from your pitcher,
44 and she says to me, Both you drink and also I will draw for your camels, may she be the woman whom YAHUVEH has approved for my master’s son.
45 Before I had finished speaking within my heart, even behold, Rebekah was coming out, her pitcher on her shoulder. And she went down to the well and drew. And I said to her, Please let me drink.
46 And she hurried and let down her pitcher from her and said, Drink, and I also will water your camels. And I drank, and also she watered the camels.
47 And I asked her and I said, Whose daughter are you? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel the son of Nahor, whom Milcah bore to him. And I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her hands.
48 And I bowed and worshiped YAHUVEH, and I blessed YAHUVEH, ELOHIM of my master Abraham, who had guided me in the true way, to take for his son the daughter of the brother of my master.
49 And now, if you are going to do kindness and truth with my master, tell me. And if not, tell me so that I may turn to the right or to the left.
50 And Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing has come from YAHUVEH; we are not able to speak to you good or evil.
51 Behold! Rebekah is before you, take her and go. And let her become the wife of the son of your master, as YAHUVEH has spoken.
52 And it happened when the slave of Abraham heard their words, he bowed himself to the earth to YAHUVEH.
53 And the slave brought out vessels of silver and vessels of gold and garments, and he gave to Rebekah. And he gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.
54 And they ate and drank, he and the men who were with him; and they stayed the night. And they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away to my master.
55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the girl stay with us, perhaps ten days. Afterwards she may go.
56 And he said to them, Do not delay me, for YAHUVEH has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master.
57 And they said, we will call the girl and inquire of her mouth.
58 And they called Rebekah and said to her, Will you go with this man? And she said, I will go.
59 And they sent away their sister Rebekah, and her nurse, and Abraham’s slave and his men.
60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said to her, Our sister, may you become myriads of thousands, and may your seed possess the gate of the ones hating them.
61 And Rebekah and her maidens rose up, and they rode on the camels and went after the man. And the slave took Rebekah and went.
62 And Isaac had come from the gate Lahai-Roi . And he was dwelling in the land of the Negev.
63 And Isaac had gone out to meditate in the field as it turned evening. And he raised his eyes and looked. And behold, camels were coming.
64 And Rebekah lifted her eyes and she saw Isaac. And she dismounted from the camel.
65 And she said to the slave, Who is this man walking in the field to meet us? And the slave said, It is my master. And she took the veil and covered herself.
66 And the slave told Isaac all the things that he had done.
67 And Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah. And he took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her. And Isaac was comforted after his mother.
*~Genesis Chapter 25 ~*
1 And Abraham added and took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
2 And she bore to him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
3 And Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim and Leummim.
4 And the sons of Midian: Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.
5 And Abraham gave all that was his to Isaac.
6 And to the sons of the concubines who were to Abraham, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away eastward, from his son Isaac, while he was still alive to an eastern land.
7 And these are the days of the years of the life of Abraham, which he lived, one hundred seventy five years.
8 And Abraham breathed out and died in a good old age, aged and satisfied, and was gathered to his people.
9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him at the cave of Machpelah, at the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite which is before Mamre,
10 the field which Abraham bought from the sons of Heth. Abraham and his wife Sarah were buried there.
11 And it happened after the death of Abraham, ELOHIM blessed his son Isaac. And Isaac lived by The Well of the Living One, My Seer.
12 And these are the generations of Ishmael, the son of Abraham, whom Hagar the Egyptian, the slave-girl of Sarah, bore to Abraham.
13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael was Nebajoth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
14 and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
15 Hadad, and Tema, and Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.
16 These were the sons of Ishmael, and these their names in their settlements and in their camps, twelve chiefs according to their nations.
17 And these were the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred thirty seven years. And he breathed out and died, and was gathered to his people.
18 And they lived from Havilah to Shur, which is facing Egypt as you come toward Assyria; he settled facing all his brothers.
1 Kings 1:1–31;
*~1 Kings Chapter 1 ~*
1 And King David was old, going into days. And they covered him with garments, for he had no heat.
2 And his servants said to him, Let them seek out a young woman for my master the king, a virgin, and she shall stand before the king, and be a nurse to him, and lie in your bosom, and my master the king shall have heat.
3 And they sought out a beautiful young woman in all the border of Israel. And they found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her in to the king.
4 And the young woman was exceedingly beautiful, and she was a nurse to the king and served him. But the king did not know her.
5 And Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will reign. And he prepared a chariot for himself, and horsemen, and fifty men running before his face.
6 And his father had not troubled him all his days, saying, Why have you done so? And he also was very good of form, and one had borne him after Absalom.
7 And his words were with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest. And they helped, going after Adonijah.
8 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men who were to David, were not with Adonijah.
9 And Adonijah sacrificed sheep and oxen and fatlings near the Stone of Serpents which is near En-Rogel. And he called all his brothers, the sons of the king, and all the men of Judah, the servants of the king.
10 But he did not call Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and his brother Solomon.
11 And Nathan spoke to Bathsheba, the mother of Solomon, saying, Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith reigns, and our master David does not know?
12 And now, come, please let me counsel you with counsel, and save your life, and the life of your son Solomon.
13 Go up and go in to King David. And you shall say to him, My master, O king, have you not sworn to your handmaid, saying, Surely your son Solomon shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne? And why does Adonijah reign?
14 Behold, while you are speaking with the king, then I will come in after you and will confirm your words.
15 And Bathsheba came in to the king, to the inner room. And the king was old, and Abishag the Shunammite was serving the king.
16 And Bathsheba bowed and knelt before the king. And the king said, What shall I do for you?
17 And she said to him, My master, you have sworn to your handmaid by YAHUVEH your ELOHIM, saying, Surely your son Solomon shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne.
18 And now, behold, Adonijah reigns. And now, my master O king, you have not known.
19 And he sacrifices oxen, and fatlings, and sheep in abundance, and has called all the king’s sons, and Abiathar the priest and Joab the commander of the army. But he has not called to your servant Solomon.
20 And you, my master O king, the eyes of Israel are on you, to tell them who shall sit on the throne of my master the king after him.
21 And it will be, when my master the king lies with his fathers, my son Solomon and I, shall be offenders.
22 And, behold, she was speaking with the king, and Nathan the prophet came in.
23 And they told the king, saying, Behold, Nathan the prophet! And he came in before the king and bowed to the king, his nose to the earth.
24 And Nathan said, My master O king, have you said, Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne?
25 For he has gone down today and sacrificed oxen, and fatlings, and sheep in abundance, and has called all the king’s sons, and the army commanders, and Abiathar the priest. And behold, they are eating and drinking before him, and they are saying, Let King Adonijah live!
26 But as for me, I, your servant, and for Zadok the priest, and for Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and for your servant Solomon, he has not called.
27 If this thing is to come about from my master the king, then you have not caused your servant to know who shall sit on the throne of my master the king after him.
28 And King David replied and said, Call Bathsheba for me. And she came in before the king, and stood before the king.
29 And the king swore and said, As YAHUVEH lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all distress,
30 surely as I swore to you by YAHUVEH, the ELOHIM of Israel, saying, Surely your son Solomon shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place; surely so I will do this day.
31 And Bathsheba bowed her face to the earth, even bowing to the king, and said, Let my master King David live forever.
1 Peter 3:1-7
*~1 Peter Chapter 3 ~*
1 Likewise, wives, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if any disobey the Word, through the behavior of the wives, without a word they will be won,
2 observing your pure behavior in fear.
3 And adorn not yourselves with the external ornaments of curls of the hair, or the wearing of golden trinkets, or of costly garments.
4 but the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of the meek and quiet spirit, which is of great value before ELOHIM.
5 For so once indeed the holy women who were hoping on ELOHIM adorned themselves, submitting themselves to their own husbands,
6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him Master; whose children you became, doing good, and not being confused by false values.
7 And you husbands, likewise, dwell with your wives according to knowledge, and hold them in honor, as the weaker vessels; because they also will inherit with you the gift of eternal life: And let not your prayers be hindered.
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)
November 2, 2018
Torah Portion: Bearing Fruit In Our Latter Years
Prophecy 103 I, YAHUVEH, Judge You By Your Fruit
I speak to MY First Fruits. I speak to those that are the 144,000. I grade by the percentage, not “if” you obey ME, but how quickly you obey ME. Not “if” you obey ME, but by what attitude you have that you obey ME; how quickly you obey ME and the degree of the performance, how fully you obey ME.
Do you do things in your time? Or do you do things in MY time? When I tell you that you are to do something do you do it with a cheerful heart? When I tell you to support this Ministry do you just throw them your leftover change like you would tip a waitress or a waiter? Do you make sure that the prophets that minister to you, that feed you are fed and lodged? For this ministry travels the world.
To those who are but in elementary school, your ABBA YAHUVEH loves you so much! You made the first step! You’ve given your life to YAHUSHUA your MASHIACH. But you cannot stop in elementary school or you’ll just be fruit that dies on the vine. You must. You must. You must go on. Do not think you can stop. Strive. Strive. Strive to be Holy in all ways for I expect more in these End Times. By your fruit I know you. By your fruit the other Holy shall know you. By your fruit, I grade you for the percentage of your fruit, how much is good and how much is bad.
This is why the Bride of YAHUSHUA MASHIACH is called HIS first fruit, HIS best. They are battered and beaten and they are bruised from this world but in HIS eyes, in YAHUSHUA’s eyes, they are the best fruit for they took that bruising, they took that battering for HIS Name’s sake and they are HIS best fruit. They are the Bride.
And now I speak to the Bride of Revelation 7. You also are good fruit. Oh, but your battering and your bruising has not been to the degree of the Revelation 14 Bride but your fruit is pleasing unto ME. And I can trust you as I can trust the Bride of Revelation 14 for although you’re not 100%, each day you strive to be.
So now, MY Darling Ones, be encouraged. Now you know how I, YAHUVEH, grade you and by your fruit I do know you. By the fruits of this Ministry, you do know it, for you know that it has been a blessing unto you and this day I have given you fresh manna from Heaven to eat and poured into you new wine and you have eaten good fruit, for those who truly belong to MY Only Begotten Son, YAHUSHUA, your MASHIACH. For some of you the work has just begun, for some of you your work is coming to an end. Ask ME your grade and if I think you can handle it, I will tell you.
They (Homosexuals, Lesbians and others) march and protest in the streets, saying, “We demand the right for same sex marriage! We demand the right to be acknowledged as lesbians and gays. That’s our Constitutional right.” The forefathers never meant this who wrote that Constitution. You have no rights in MY eyes! You who promote this are an abomination! You shall suffer the fate of a Sodom and a Gomorrah and the seven cities also destroyed. You have no rights but hell if you do not repent. I judge you by your fruit. By your fruit, I know you.
For I know the fruit within Barack Hussein Obama and for those of you who weep and mourn who know this is not America’s best hour, pray and ask ME what you are to do and where you are to go before the horror befalls America, for America, I know your fruit! By your fruit oh, America, I shall judge you! Just like the other nations of this world! This is the time when evil is spoken of as good and good is spoken of as evil.
Torah Portion: Behind Every Great Man
Prophecy 128 Shavu’ot Prophecy 2016 Heaven Rejoices over AmightyWind New Leadership
You shall see and the people shall perceive the new Anointing in the Prophecies! Where the “Ringmaiden” stood alone without a male leader by her side—no longer shall prophesy in bondage, no longer shall prophesy while being abused.
Now!—she shall prophesy—in freedom! With a leader who only loves and protects, who’ll only encourage her to keep pressing forward! For both of them press forward! For more Anointing and not less.
So those who come to the Ministry this day on Shavu’ot, I tell you this.
Do not grieve for the one that was once called ‘Nikomia’! Get angry at the one who was once called ‘Nikomia’! Did you grieve [over] Judas? Then do not grieve [over] this ‘Judas’.
Instead rejoice! For I’ve given you more! Not just one Apostle, two Apostles! Not just one Prophet, two Prophets! Not just one! Not just one Pastor, but two Senior Pastors! Not just one Teacher, but two Teachers! Not just one Evangelist, but two Evangelists!
I YAHUVEH say where there was one leader, always [had] been one leader—it was an illusion [that] there ever was a male leader!—now I give you an anointed, chosen, appointed male leader. And in unison Ezra & Elisheva shall stand side by side, hand in hand—soul mates—with a love that this world will never understand. For even they shake their head in amazement.
Torah Portion: Only With Faith
Prophecy 116 You Must Be Faith Water Walkers
Tell them they are to come on the 5th for even though there’s not five gathering it symbolizes the 5 wise (Matthew 25:1-13). Because of the new Word that has come forth—[you] must not lose focus of this.
And this Word is different than the others for I have already proved it as I shake this world in MY wrath on this day of Judgment!
Get ready to see the dominoes fall. Remember Psalm 91, though you see 10,000 fall at your side and it will seem that they are all around you falling, for it is I, YAHUVEH, that knock them down.
I’m shaking this world in MY wrath!
But those that are MINE need not fear ME. For you are in the palm of MY hand and MY other hand covers you. You are as a baby chick and I tell you this now so your feathers do not get ruffled for you’re going to see what you’d rather not see and hear what you’d rather not hear.
But let not fear overtake you, remember where your faith is. Put your faith not in economics, not in finances, not in your job where you are employed or what businesses you own. Put your faith only in I, ABBA YAHUVEH and MY only Begotten SON YAHUSHUA your MASHIACH and the precious RUACH ha KODESH. Keep your faith and your eyes on the promises that I have given you. Be water walkers. Peter would not have known that he could walk on the water if he had not stepped out the boat and took that first step walking towards YAHUSHUA. It was fear that caused him to start to drown, but when his eyes beheld YAHUSHUA once again.
Prophecy 134 I, YAHUSHUA, Take You to a New Elevation of Your Faith!
Now MY children I take your faith to a new level. See yourself on an elevator. See yourself where you first began. And the closer you get to Heaven, I take you to a new floor, a new elevation of your faith. I AM teaching each of you. I AM YOUR INDIVIDUAL TEACHER. Each one of you have MY Ear, have MY Eye. All you have to do is surrender your lives to ME and say, “I do not want to do this my way.”
I know each one of your fears. You cannot hide them from ME, so you might as well confess them so I can alleviate those fears. There is no shame in fear unless it stops you from doing what I have told you to do. There is no shame in grief, unless it stops you from doing what I have told you to do.
I have given you all your jobs. You call it a “job.” I call it a “calling.” But I’ve laid out the plans as a blueprint for your life. Some of you cannot see the blueprint clearly yet. It takes an expert to read a blueprint.
But through your faith you will read that blueprint. Through your faith you will hear MY voice. Through your faith you will see through MY eyes. For there is not one sacrifice that you do unto MY Glory―[that] as it is found pleasing unto ME as a sweet fragrance to MY Nostrils, you will be rewarded. This reward shall follow you to Heaven.
There are those that will only make Heaven with their last dying breath. But MY Bride you are not counted amongst those. You have rewards that follow you, for you serve ME so faithfully.
This Hanukkah you rejoice as you have been taught that it is MY conception. Am I not your YAHUSHUA, your MASHIACH, your GUIDING LIGHT?
Prophecy 122 You Can’t Tear Down the Gates of Heaven!” Thus Saith, YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH!
There is NOTHING that I cannot destroy. There’s NO eyes I cannot blind.
There’s NO machine that I cannot destroy. Have faith in ME.
Have faith in the legions of Holy Angels that I have posted all around.
—MY Precious Bride—Have faith in ME. Do not doubt. Do not doubt MY Love for you. Deafen your ears to those who shout, and say that you do not belong to ME.
Prophecy 102 YAHUSHUA Says, “It’s Only a Matter of Time.”
And now I don’t speak to the Bride. I speak to those who will be the Guests at the Marriage Supper of the LAMB. You must be willing to lay down your life for ME. You will be in the Great Tribulation. For those of you who say, “It’s too tough, too hard to live, to be Holy, I’ll get it right by the Great Tribulation.” I’ll tell you this, if you cannot do it now and there’s no sacrifice thus far you’ve had to make, you’ve not been told to lay down your life, to put your head in a guillotine, what makes you think that you can do it then when you cannot even do it now? What makes you think you’ll have more faith then when starvation and death and devastation, when horrors uncomprehendable you shall see all around you? When the roads, you will have to wade through the blood! What makes you think you’ll have more faith then? Now it costs you nothing other than to be called a “Bible thumper”.
And I do not speak to the lands now that it costs you so much more, I speak for the majority of this earth where they have said, “Oh, it’s too hard for me to live Holy! Oh, the devil tempts me so with porn! Oh, I cannot lay the cigarettes down on the altar! Oh, I cannot lay the booze down! Oh, it’s too hard to live Holy! I cannot stop the cursing coming from my lips! I cannot live Holy! Pray for me, I cannot live Holy!” What makes you think it’s going to be any easier then?
(4:13 I can do all things through YAHUSHUA who strengthens me)
Now, you’re stomachs are full! Now, your tongue isn’t parched with thirst! (YAHUSHUA is weeping through Elisabeth [Elisheva].) And yet you cannot praise ME now? What makes you think it’s going to be easier then?!
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CHAYEI SARAH -Life of Sarah
“And the life of Sarah [Chayei Sarah] was a hundred and seven and twenty years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.” (Genesis 23:1)
Although the title of this week’s Parasha, Chayei Sarah /חַיֵּי שָׂרָה, means Life of Sarah, it initially focuses on her death. This corresponds with the Judaic thought that the awareness of death gives more meaning to life.
Sarah is the only woman in the Bible to have a Parasha named after her. What an honor! All the other Biblical characters that Parashot are named after are men: Balak, Pinchas, Korach, Noach and Yitro. This underscores how important the matriarch Sarah is to our faith.
Sarah dies in Kiryat Arba, and her funeral is the first to be recorded in the Torah.
Last week’s Parasha (Vayera) ended with Abraham’s ultimate test — the binding and near sacrifice of his beloved son, Isaac (Yitzchak); but ELOHIM provided an adult male ram for a sacrifice instead. One must wonder what went through the mind of Isaac’s mother, Sarah.
Did she even know for what purpose Abraham departed with their son? Did she worry that her joy — her reason for laughter — Yitzchak — may not return home alive to her?
Scripture does not address this; however, in the Brit Chadashah /New Testament, we do read of Sarah’s radical obedience to her husband as an example of faith and courage that women of YAHUVEH are encouraged to emulate:
“For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in YAHUVEH used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.” (1 Peter 3:5–6)
Sarah demonstrated this radical obedience to her husband — first by leaving everything behind, including her home and family, to follow Abraham to a new land. She did not know where they were going and had to live inside a tent in the desert like a stranger.
In order to protect her husband, she even agreed twice to enter a foreign king’s harem where she could have potentially been greatly harmed and defiled. Still, even in this, she obeyed her husband.
YAHUVEH rewarded Sarah’s obedience and did indeed rescue her from Pharaoh’s and King Abimilech’s harems. Clearly it was YAHUVEH who did not allow the King of Gerar to touch Sarah:
“And YAHUVEH GOD said to him in a dream, ‘Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart. For I also withheld you from sinning against ME; therefore I did not let you touch her.’” (Genesis 20:6)
There is only one way that Sarah could have walked in such radical obedience — and that is through absolute faith and trust in YAHUVEH. She may not have trusted her imperfect husband who was willing to sacrifice his wife to save his own skin, but she trusted ELOHIM to protect and preserve her from all evil.
Many believe that Sarah lacked faith when she gave her servant Hagar to Abraham in order to raise up children for him. However, the truth holds that Sarah was convinced that ELOHIM would be true to HIS promise to bring forth nations through Abraham, and that she was acting in faith.
Hagar was not just any servant, either. Sarah personally trained her in faith. Moreover, it is quite possible that she was Pharaoh’s daughter.
The fact that Hagar conceived and Sarah did not caused Hagar to think that she was more spiritual and, therefore, more blessed than Sarah. In her pride, she exalted herself over Sarah.
When the three angels visited Abraham, Sarah understood that the child of promise would come through her.
Bearing Fruit in Our Latter Years
“They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be vigorous and flourishing.” (Psalm 92:14)
Sarah gave birth to Yitzhak (Isaac) at 90 years of age.
This shows us that we are not expected to idly sit in our rocking chairs as we reach our golden years; we can remain vital and active.
Both Abraham and Sarah achieved significant accomplishments, not in their youth, but in the last years of their life.
This is in keeping with an old Jewish saying: “At 40 one is fit for discernment, at 50 for counsel, at 80 for special strength.”
Caleb is an example of this. He was one of only two people out of a generation of millions to enter the Promised Land, and he asked for a mountain to conquer at 85-years-old!
“And now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old. As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in. Now therefore, give me this mountain of which ELOHIM spoke in that day.” (Joshua 14:10–12)
Although it has become politically incorrect to ask a woman her age, Scripture does not hesitate to reveal Sarah’s age at her death.
The numerical value of the opening term of this Parasha (vayih’yu [וַיִּהְיוּ֙] / and was) adds up to the sum of 37, which is the same as the difference between the age of Sarah when she gave birth to Isaac at 90 years old and her death at 127.
These 37 years were surely some of the best years of Sarah’s life as she raised the child that she and Abraham had hoped and prayed for most of their adult lives.
The Torah shows Sarah as her husband’s partner in life and his equal. In Jewish tradition, they are both considered to have been excellent teachers in their own right, with Sarah teaching the women and Abraham teaching the men.
She completely shared Abraham’s journey with YAHUVEH in a spirit of faith, courage, and if necessary, self-sacrifice.
She endured being uprooted from her native land, being barren (considered a curse in Middle Eastern culture) until the age of 90, being held captive, and being exposed to the advances of foreign kings (twice).
Through it all, she remained faithful to YAHUVEH, to her husband, and to her calling.
Obviously, Sarah was a beautiful woman. So beautiful, in fact, that Abraham resorted to calling her his sister to protect himself from the gangs of marauding soldiers who might be tempted to kill him in order to take his wife.
Even though Sarah was, in fact, his half-sister, this still did not justify the deception that put his wife’s honor at risk. How did Sarah endure so many difficult trials in her lifetime?
It was through her optimism and inner tranquility that comes only with faith in YAHUVEH that Sarah was able to deal with such adversity. This was likely part of her appeal and power.
The Bible tells us that we have need of endurance also:
“For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of YAHUVEH you may receive what is promised.” (Hebrews 10:36)
Behind Every Great Man
“Who can find a virtuous wife [eshet chayil]? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain.“ (Proverbs 31:10–11)
It has often been said that behind every great man is a great woman. Sarah takes this one step further. She is the Biblical model of the Godly woman behind the Godly man.
She showed herself to be the great woman who helped ensure the successful continuation of Abraham’s dynasty.
The Life of Sarah is not about her death, therefore, but about her legacy.
Abraham ensures that her legacy continues by setting in motion the finding of a wife for Yitzhak (Isaac).
For that reason, as this Parasha continues, the story becomes more about Isaac’s life, and less about Abraham.
A good part of this Parasha centers on how Abraham’s servant located a proper wife for Isaac.
He essentially chose a kind-hearted woman who was capable of decisive, compassionate, Godly action.
She was a woman who would take the time to help a stranger and his animals.
She was also the kind of woman who, once she knew YAHUVEH’s purposes, would not hesitate to act immediately. As soon as she knew that YAHUVEH had selected her to be Isaac’s wife, she did not let another day pass in fulfilling that destiny, though family members sought to give her an excuse to delay her leaving.
Abraham’s marriage to Sarah and Isaac’s marriage to Rivkah (Rebecca) reveal that a partner’s spiritual qualities are far more important than their physical attributes although beauty and attention to appearance obviously helps.
YAHUVEH has a plan for us. May we use the wisdom of RUACH HAKODESH to understand that our choice of a life partner will affect how we fulfill our calling and subsequently, the legacy that we leave.
To prepare to leave such a legacy, may we choose partners prayerfully, praying for them even before we meet them. And may we base our decisions about whom we will marry on spiritual qualities, on whether a potential partner possesses the beautiful inner characteristics of YAHUVEH’s chesed /lovingkindness and mercy, grace, selflessness, and benevolence toward all.
For those of us who are already married, we can pray as couples that YAHUVEH will use us to accomplish HIS purposes. We can be the kind of partner that helps our spouse walk in his or her destiny. As well, we should pray that YAHUVEH will give our children a sense of HIS purpose for their lives.
ELOHIM worked in the lives of Abraham and Isaac to bring them a suitable partner through whom HE would bring forth Israel. This reminds us that YAHUVEH has a grand plan in which the lives of each individual plays a role.
He is still working in the same manner that he was during the time of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Rebecca — not only to accomplish HIS purposes for the Jewish People, but for each of us.
HIS eye is on every detail of our lives, and HE wants us to partner with HIM in HIS purposes.
“I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, and in this way all Israel will be saved.” (Romans 11:25–26)
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