The Angel of His Presence
1Pe 4:17 For the time has come for the judgment to begin.
It begins with the household of God;
Deu 31:2 “I am 120 years old today. I can’t get around any longer; moreover, Adonai has said to me,
‘You will not cross this Yarden.’
Deu 31:7 Next Moshe summoned Y’hoshua and, in the sight of all Isra’el, said to him, “Be strong, be bold, for you are going with this people into the land Adonai swore to their ancestors he would give them. You will be the one causing them to inherit it.
Deu 31:10 Moshe gave them these orders: “At the end of every seven years, during the festival of Sukkot in the year of sh’mittah,
Deu 31:12 Assemble the people — the men, the women, the little ones and the foreigners you have in your towns — so that they can hear, learn, fear Adonai your God and take care to obey all the words of this Torah;
Deu 31:17 Then my anger will flare up, and I will abandon them and hide my face from them. They will be devoured, and many calamities and troubles will come upon them. Then they will ask, ‘Haven’t these calamities come upon us because our God isn’t here with us?’
Deu 31:18 But I will be hiding my face from them because of all the evil they will have done in turning to other gods.
Isa 63:9 In all their troubles he was troubled; then the Angel of His Presence saved them; in his love and pity he redeemed them. He had lifted them up and carried them throughout the days of old.
Isa 63:10 However, they rebelled, they grieved his Holy Spirit; so he became their enemy and himself fought against them.
Isa 63:11 But then his people remembered the days of old, the days of Moshe: “Where is he who brought them up from the sea with the shepherds of his flock? Where is he who put his Holy Spirit right there among them,
Isa 63:12 who caused his glorious arm to go at Moshe’s right hand? He divided the water ahead of them, to make himself an eternal name;
Isa 63:19 For so long we have been like those you never ruled, like those who were not called by your name!
Isa 63:14 like cattle going down into a valley the Spirit of Adonai had them rest. This is how you led your people, to make yourself a glorious name.”
Deu 31:29 because I know that after my death you will become very corrupt and turn aside from the way that I have ordered you, and that disaster will come upon you in the acharit-hayamim (Last of Days), because you will do what Adonai sees as evil and provoke him by your deeds.”
Isa 63:8 For he said, “They are indeed my people, children who are not disloyal.” So he became their Savior.
Isa 63:16 for you are our father. Even if Avraham were not to know us, and Isra’el were not to acknowledge us, you, Adonai, are our father, Our Redeemer of Old is your name.
Isa 63:17 Adonai, why do you let us wander from your ways and harden our hearts, so that we do not fear you? Return, for the sake of your servants, the tribes who are your possession.
Isa 63:18 Your holy people held your sanctuary such a short time, before our adversaries trampled it down.
Isa 63:19 For so long we have been like those you never ruled, like those who were not called by your name!
Joe 2:32 (3:5) At that time, whoever calls on the name of Adonai will be saved. For in Mount Tziyon and Yerushalayim there will be those who escape, as Adonai has promised; among the survivors will be those whom Adonai has called.
Joe 2:15 “Blow the shofar in Tziyon! Proclaim a holy fast, call for a solemn assembly.”
Joe 2:20 No, I will take the northerner away, far away from you, and drive him to a land that is waste and barren; with his vanguard toward the eastern sea and his rearguard toward the western sea, his stench and his rottenness will rise, because he has done great things.”
Hos 14:3 (14:4) Ashur will not save us, we will not ride on horses, and we will no longer call what we made with our hands our gods. For it is only in you that the fatherless can find mercy.”
Hos 14:4 (14:5) “I will heal their disloyalty, I will love them freely; for my anger has turned from him.
Hos 14:8 (14:9) Efrayim [will say], ‘What have I to do any more with idols?’ And I, I answer and affirm him; I am like a fresh, green cypress tree; your fruitfulness comes from me.”
Hos 14:9 (14:10) Let the wise understand these things, and let the discerning know them. For the ways of Adonai are straight, And the righteous walk in them, but in them sinners stumble
Mat 21:15 But when the head cohanim and Torah-teachers saw the wonderful things he was doing, and the children crying out in the Temple, “Please deliver us!” to the Son of David, they were furious.
Mat 21:16 They said to him, “Do you hear what they’re saying?” Yeshua replied, “Of course! Haven’t you ever read, ‘From the mouths of children and infants you have prepared praise for yourself’?”
Mat 21:32 For Yochanan came to you showing the path to righteousness, and you wouldn’t trust him. The tax-collectors and prostitutes trusted him; but you, even after you saw this, didn’t change your minds later and trust him.
Mat 21:42 Yeshua said to them, “Haven’t you ever read in the Tanakh, ‘The very rock which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone! This has come from Adonai, and in our eyes it is amazing’?
Mat 21:43 Therefore, I tell you that the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to the kind of people that will produce its fruit!”
1Pe 4:16 But if anyone suffers for being Messianic, let him not be ashamed; but let him bring glory to God by the way he bears this name.
1Pe 4:17 For the time has come for the judgment to begin. It begins with the household of God; and if it starts with us, what will the outcome be for those who are disobeying God’s Good News? —
1Pe 4:18 “If the righteous is barely delivered, where will the ungodly and sinful end up?”
1Pe 4:19 So let those who are suffering according to God’s will entrust themselves to a faithful Creator by continuing to do what is good.
1Jn 5:3 For loving God means obeying his commands.
Moreover, his commands are not burdensome,
1Jn 5:1 Everyone who believes that Yeshua is the Messiah has God as his father, and everyone who loves a father loves his offspring too.
1Jn 5:2 Here is how we know that we love God’s children: when we love God, we also do what he commands.
1Jn 5:3 For loving God means obeying his commands. Moreover, his commands are not burdensome,
1Jn 5:4 because everything which has God as its Father overcomes the world. And this is what victoriously overcomes the world: our trust.
1Jn 5:5 Who does overcome the world if not the person who believes that Yeshua is the Son of God?
1Jn 5:6 He is the one who came by means of water and blood, Yeshua the Messiah — not with water only, but with the water and the blood. And the Spirit bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth.
1Jn 5:7 There are three witnesses —
1Jn 5:8 the Spirit, the water and the blood — and these three are in agreement.
1Jn 5:9 If we accept human witness, God’s witness is stronger, because it is the witness which God has given about his Son.
1Jn 5:10 Those who keep trusting in the Son of God have this witness in them. Those who do not keep trusting God have made him out to be a liar, because they have not trusted in the witness which God has given about his Son.
1Jn 5:11 And this is the witness: God has given us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son.
1Jn 5:12 Those who have the Son have the life;
those who do not have the Son of God do not have the life.
1Jn 5:13 I have written you these things so that you may know that you have eternal life — you who keep trusting in the person and power of the Son of God.
1Jn 5:14 This is the confidence we have in his presence: if we ask anything that accords with his will, he hears us.
1Jn 5:15 And if we know that he hears us — whatever we ask — then we know that we have what we have asked from him.
1Jn 5:16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin that does not lead to death, he will ask; and God will give him life for those whose sinning does not lead to death. There is sin that does lead to death; I am not saying he should pray about that.
1Jn 5:17 All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.
1Jn 5:18 We know that everyone who has God as his Father does not go on sinning; on the contrary, the Son born of God protects him, and the Evil One does not touch him.
1Jn 5:19 We know that we are from God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the Evil One.
1Jn 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us discernment, so that we may know who is genuine; moreover, we are united with the One who is genuine, united with his Son Yeshua the Messiah. He is the genuine God and eternal life.
1Jn 5:21 Children, guard yourselves against false gods!
On September 15, 2018 these Scriptures were discussed at our weekly Sabbath class. The readings were Deut 31:1-30; Hosea 14:2-10; Joel 2:15-27; Matt 21:9-17.
Hurricane Florence sent my 80-year old sister-in-law driving 465 miles to our home. It has been a week of stress and turmoil for our world…and even in my family as my husband continues to fight imbalance from a middle ear problem. This sister-in-law said that in the last year she has become a different person. At eighty years old she finds a peace in her life because of the presence of Jesus giving her peace. I would like to dedicate these Scriptures to her as they have encouraged me this week as I see them coming alive in our family.
Our ten-year old grandson Caleb opened his Bible today and sweetly told her about God’s love for her and His peace that is available by being born again through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. The Matthew 21:16 verse came alive to me as I saw the heart of our grandson share ‘The Gospel’ giving praise to The Son of God. There could be no sweeter sound than what five adults gave witness to today. And, from a child crying out for God’s Temple to be secure in another human’s temple…a story that brings eternal life. (Matt 21:!5). This story still makes the enemies head furious.
Deuteronomy 31:10 also comes alive as this coming weekend many will set up tents camping ‘in the wilderness’ to remember the days that the Israelite children camped out with Adonai for forty years. 2018 is not a Shemittah year but enters year three of the seven-year cycle. All families go down in the 7th year…and perhaps that is why the 2014-15 Sukkot was very memorable in our area.
We are to remember these celebrations because they are ‘instructions’ from God….and because they are His special times to come together to celebrate Him.
The Fast called by Adonai begins Tuesday night ending Wednesday at dusk. He suffered and atoned for my sins…past, present and future… Can we remember His suffering by giving up something September 19, 2018? And then we celebrate for eight-days..September 23 to October 1, 2018. The first and last day are Days of Rest commanded by God. The Jews did not establish this time of celebration…Adonai gives the exact dates of this celebration.
Since our Savior is a Torah-keeping Jew, don’t you want to do what He did….what His family….and parents did? If you do seek to understand this….it may then be that you will next try to re-examine your life of the other man-made traditions that lift up demi gods that you’ve fallen for. Separate yourselves and flee. Don’t wait until you are eighty years old.
Be blessed my friends……….it truly is a day to rejoice even as Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut continue to leave their ‘path of judgment’ on the world’s landscape.
There is NO need for ‘mercy or grace’ if there is NO judgment. It is God who judges and He uses creation to do it. We are experiencing what the world experienced before us at….The Days of Creation, Rosh Hoshanna and Yom Kippur. It’s not a co-incidence….because God knows every hair on your head…and He turns his face away from those in debauchery.