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THE COMMON LAW OF GOD- The 2nd Commandment (SBS 6-15(2017)

The

COMMON LAW

of

GOD

Part 1

The Idolatry of a Stony Heart

SABBATH BIBLE STUDY

6-15

(2017)

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Compiled by JS Lowther

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Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image,

or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above,

or that is in the earth beneath,

or that is in the water under the earth:

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:

for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God,

visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children

unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me,

and keep my commandments.

Exodus 20:3-6

As was discussed prior from the key text of 2 Corinthians 3, the law may be followed by either the letter or the Spirit. The Spirit shall give life and the Letter will kill. The Law will either Curse the one who Sin’s against it or Bless them who Keep it. While both form of people will inevitably be in all societies, YHWH, desired ADaM to be Like Him, God, but never to be YHWH God.

A word needs to be spoken on the word and name God or in Hebrew AL, ALHI, ALHIM, that is the God of the bible, whos name is YHWH. The word in it’s other usages in the bible may easily be seen to also reflect the judges of Israel who carried out judicial determination upon and for the people, this is easily seen in Exo_21:6; Exo_22:8; Exo_22:9: all of which refer to the God ordained authorities as being representatives of GOD due to the exicusion of his Law as seen in Deu_19:17-18, these are undoubtedly spiritual men due to the high standards placed upon them in their selection from among the Elders, that is the old men, of Israel’s Tribes and families Exo_18:25-26 Exo_18:25-26, Deu_1:9-18, Num_1:1-54, Num_11:14-25. This forwarded by Christ in Joh_10:34 and his quote of Psa_82:6-7, that the congregations of the judges of Israel were god’s representatives, they were refereed to as gods, that is ALHIM, the judicious exercise of YHWH’s Law, is the exercise of the mind of God, and the mind of Christ, when the law is used lawfully.

Israel’s Judges were taken from among the Elders, who were the cream of the crop in wisdom, life experience and in knowledge of God’s Law, they were God’s Representatives on earth, the disregard of their lawful adjudication power was punished by death, Deu_17:8-12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.

Consider the Genesis basis for this doctrine:

When YHWH GOD created ADaM in His own Likeness and Image Gen_1:26, He created him to have dominion, that is governance. As reality dictates and the bible confirms that God is a spirit, and as a Spirit ADaM was made in a Spiritual Likeness and Image, thus ADaM was given the Spirit of God by way of Judicious behavior like God, the reflection God’s Judgment, as focused on in the Compilation What is the (Holy) Spirit? pt.1, God’s Spirit is a Spirit of determining Truth, a Spirit of Wisdom, A Spirit of Knowledge and Understanding, A Spirit of Holiness or Purification.A

As ADaM is the temple of God’s Spirit, even in his ignorance of God’s Law man exercises the tenants of Spirit so named by the resemblance given him by nature, Yet when ADaM is obedient to the Laws and Commandments of God he is empowered from on high and prone towards his creation Blessing: Dominion of God’s Kingdom on earth. Sin against the first Commandment, as seen in the violation of the eating of the forbidden fruit of the knowledge of Good and Evil in Gen_3:1-7, that is the violation of the purity of the Holiness of God’s which was the state ADaM was made in to represent YHWH Dominion purely, until his selfish, humanist desires against God’s will took hold and he desired the wisdom only God had, of Good and Evil, a knowledge YHWH reserved to himself, that is the Rule of Law, knowledge of the difference between Good and Evil, a Knowledge that regardless of the object of the forbidden fruit, the violation of God’s strict command was the fruit of Death, by simply judging for ones own self that they were not under Dominion to God, and thus they desired to be God.

Yet it is this Law that we know is the powerful tool in making wise the simple and foolish Nation of Israel, who is the inheritor ADaM’s Dominion under Christ, and it shall be our righteousness by living in the Law and our Wickedness if not; the onus of the Spirit of Judgment is upon us according to the knowledge we now have like God, we possessors of this conscience, that is con-science to “bring-forth knowledge”.

So it is,the first Commandment is, as said, the only commandment when considering the Law of YHWH, as all violations of any Law willfully show disregard for He who is God, by giving ones obedience to another Law or services; albeit those of an Idol or strange God, or those of one’s own flesh: which is the underlying power of what is called humanism, and selfishness, ultimately the only object of worship in actual satanism as we will see by the end of this message.

When YHWH’s Law is followed: from the least to the Greatest commandment our bodies are presented as a living sacrifice, Rom_12:1, Which the Apostle tells us is our Reasonable Service, showing that the bowling down to and serving of any other God other than YHWH in sin against the 2nd commandment should very well as be seen in the service one presents as proof of His or Her obedience to the God of the Bible, the LORD YHWH, thus by willful disobedience to a Law, Statute or Command one presents their body as a living sacrifice to another God, even to ones own self.

Eve in the case of those who call them selves Bible believers, yet they disregard the Law’s of the God, YHWH, which breathed the Words of every Word and sent in the flesh His very Word, Even they who think them selves exempt from Service according the Word of God be in fact, willfully or ignorantly commit this form of Idolatry:

Eze_14:3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?

Eze_14:4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;

The form of Idolatry mentioned by Ezekiel the prophet is perhaps not the primary form of Idolatry, on account of the literal bowing down and worshiping aspects of the Commandment; however the humanism associated with both forms of worship are common. Consider the choice the worshiper of a pantheon has, they may choose if the personality and worship, thus the law of one strange god suits them other the other, and in the mind of the devotee the “gods” are willing to be tolerant to the worship of many others beside them selves. The Scripture used the word vanity to describe the act of Idolatry, we may see a usage of this in

Col_3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Col 3:6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

Col 3:7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

Notice how Paul uses the Idea of these violations of God’s law as covetous and Idolatry, ad in verse 7 he ends the statement with the counter-approach of the same opposing heart and mind set as YHWH specifies in His own law:

Lev_18:4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.

Lev 18:5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.

The mind and heart of the adherent is still the scope of the worshiper of any thing called a god, either YHWH, or a false strange so called god. The life ‘style’ or walk a person chooses as well is part of the life his god wishes him to walk in: when a person does what they want despite the law of YHWH God they are humanist, which is the predominant religion midst christians and non-christians alike in our modern day, tolerance and acceptance of portions of YHWH’s Law which even most pagan peoples held as abomination with out the knowledge of the bible are now the norm, they are none the less our modern Idolatry, vanity, emptiness. It is how most ignorantly worship the the idol of their own heart, an Idol which tolerates the Idol in every one else’s heart, so long as it is tolerant of them.

In applying the 1st and 2nd commandment, in the National sense, that is by enforcing the judgments which keep Law and Order in society, the application of the punishment for a violation of the 2nd Commandment is always death.

Deu_17:2 If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant,

Deu 17:3 And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded;

Deu 17:4 And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel:

Deu 17:5 Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.

Deu_17:6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.

Deu 17:7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.

This is the summation of transgression against the 1st or 2nd Commandment:

Judgment

For when the worship or service of another God is positively seen, two must FIND one committing such WICKEDNESS, that is undeniably so, or the judgment must NOT be. One who worships another god, positively, that is they do so BEFORE the LORD YHWH, the God of the bible, they have placed this other thing called a god literally before YHWH the God of the Bible, this must be able to be proven by diligent search with a certainty of the Elders: Judges and Officers.

Most adherents to a faith, will not deny their god, thus the ability for one who is a true worshiper of a strange god should be easy. secondly, one who worships in secret will be needed to be proven by witnesses to that person’s placement of another God before the National God YHWH.

Thrid in the case of Humanism, the idols of the heart, the Law of God dictates the types of humanism and self worship that incurs death by two or three witnesses; Due to the inability for one to often witness personal, or internal self worship, the death penalty in the physical world lacks, but God will judge.

In the case of one who would boldly, or presumptuously proclaim himself as god, a god, and voice in the ears of witnesses ones belief as being greater than YHWH and his rights more needful for him to follow publicly than YHWH’s Law. Then in the case of humanism, we may also find a death penalty in a Biblical society Governed by THE COMMON LAW of GOD.

Yet here is the slippery slope of law, only by the mouth of True undeniable facts and Evidence may this judgment be carried out by Lawful Judges and Officers of the people. For if others impression, opinion, thoughts, suspicions, prejudice, or hatred would over shadow the sin against the 2nd commandment and so the 1st, by ignoring the judgment clauses of 2 or 3 witnesses, a witness being a first hand account, as well as the diligent search of the mater, and the absolute proof of the violation, only in exception to the sinner’s own admission, then by the Lawful authorities transgression of such elements of the Lawful Judgment, those judges stand as violators of the same Commandments by there own selfish motives.

Consider the following in light of this contemplation of Israel’s 1st and 2nd Commandment explained by Ezekiel:

2Th_2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (1Cor_3:16-17; 1Cor_6:19; 2 Cor_6:16– Your Body is the temple)

2Th 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

2Th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Not much different.

Eze_14:6 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.

Eze 14:7 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by myself:

Eze 14:8 And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Eze 14:9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.

Eze 14:10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;

Eze 14:11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord GOD.

COMMON LAW intro Pt.2: ISRAEL A FOOLISH NATION being ground to powder (SBS 6-8(2017)

THE

Common Law

of

God

Introduction

pt.2

SABBATH BIBLE STUDY

6-8

(2017)

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Israel

A People who are not a People

A Foolish Nation being ground to powder

Compiled By JS Lowther

Did ye never read in the scriptures,

The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner:

this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken:

but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Mat_21:42-44

In this time Israel exists as a Nation accourding to the promises of God spoken of throught the Law and the summarized by the prophet Jeremiah in Jer_31:35-36. That is the preserved of Israel as said by Isaiah are a Genos of people at a particular Gene-ration, the are the Gentiles, Nations, and or Ethnic people of focus in the exclusive New Covenant. As a Nation however, they lack one of the hallmark qualities all Nations posses: a Common culture or custom, a Common Law. Israel has truly become as the Curse in the Song of Moses warned because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.:

Deu_32:18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.

Deu 32:19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.

Deu 32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.

Deu_32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

This fact was prior spoken of 3 chapters prior of the portion we focused on in Deu_30:1-20 and Rom_10:1, as well this facet of Israel’s foolishness was also spoken of by Paul in Romans 10:19, which we covered in the introduction also, as Paul continued in his epilogue carried over from Chapter 9 which quoted the Song of Moses, via the prophet Hosea

Rom_9:25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.

Rom 9:26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.

This quote from Hos_1:9-10, Hos_2:23, is the key to understanding who the Gentiles of the New Testament focus are and how they dovetail in to the New Covenant according to Heb_8:8, and Jer_31:31.

(The Hebrew words used in Hosea as a name for the symbolicly disowned house of Israel is לא עמי LA-OMI H3818 (LA-Not+ OM-people+ I-my) was first referenced in the prior Song of Moses as בלא עם / B-With +LA-No + OM -People. Lo ammi is ‘not my people’ and with No People is one and the same entity, more easily seem in the Hebrew)And while for the last 2000 years the Blood of Christ has been offering a renewal of Covenant for this foolish nation, we in fulfillment of Paul’s epistle, Isaiah’s rebuke and Moses warning have been a disobedient and gainsaying people. A people who YHWH found who were not altogether seeking Him, and a people who He has manifest himself to who did not ask for him …THIS IS BECAUSE OF GOD’S LAW

The Stone of stumbling mentioned by Isaiah and forwarded again by Paul in Rom_9:32-33 Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone; In Moses’ song of the Rock which Israel forsook, in Isaiah’s time, and in the time of Paul Both the house of Judah and the House of Israel had stumbled, Judah at the Word made flesh and the diaspora od Israel at the Law, both of which was reconciled in the life of the Word made flesh, the Rock of Israel’s faith.

No matter what estimation you take: the Law and the King are a packaged deal. Either Jew or Gentile, raised in the Law or out of the Law, the stone of the New Covenant is the foundation of God’s Kingdom.

The two aspects of this one stone are undeniable in the Scripture and are more understood in the light of the knowledge of Joh_1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth…proclamation.

Isa_8:13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

Isa 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Isa 8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

Isa 8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

Isa 8:17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

and why was it a stumbling?

Isa_28:13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Isa 28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

Isa 28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

Isa 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

Who among us of the seed of Israel are ready to stop stumbling at the rock of offense? who is ready to stop heaping the scriptures precepts and lines one upon another that they cause us to fall backwards, be broken, snared and taken, who is ready to stop making lies our refuge? And allow the blood of Israel’s Rock to disanul the Covenant of death, the law of Sin and death Paul referenced at the starting point of the Roman’s Epilogue Ive so ardently been hinging upon.

Tyndale Rodgers and Coverdale Trans says: Isa 28:13 the LORD shall answer their stubborness.(stubbournes) (Command that may be commanded, bid that may be bidden, forbid that may be forbidden, keep back that may be kept back, here a little, there a little.) That they may go forth, fall…

The two great threats to Christian Israel are the very two aspects and definitions of the stone of stumbling and the Rock of offense, that is Grace and Law, or stated by John Grace and Truth, truth which is easily seen in

Psa_119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

 

Our Grace in being forgiven of our sin stain, our covenant with sin and death, the law of sin and death undoubtedly is found in the Blood of Christ’s New Covenant:

Rom_5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Eph_2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

In being forgiven, in being made alive who do we yet stumble and fall? why are we yet broken?

Because we refuse to reconcile the foolishness of our Nation, we refuse to be God’s People, YHWH’s People and let him be our God as a Nation:

Deu 4:8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

YHWH’s Law is the culture and custom missing from our Nation, from our Christian Nation who are rather foolish, unrighteous and at this time a People who are not a people, yet are a people who have such a rich, wise and righteous Culture available to them if they just simply would see the scriptural harmony of having there faith on Israels Rock:

The word of God made flesh, the rock who was smitten for us to forgive us and redeem us for smiting him.

NO KING BUT GOD’S KING, NO LAW BUT GOD’S LAW

And by this Introduction I hope to advance the reason why Israel needs redemption, by the blood of Christ through his grace; and why a redeemed people need God’s Law as it is the bed rock fondation of Kingdom.

Part 1

The Choice

Letter and Spirit

Death and Life

Evil and Good

Curse and Blessing

for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death, written and engraved in stones, was glorious…which glory was to be done away:

… the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. 2 Corinthians 3:4-9

The concept taught by the apostle is a simple concept of Love, and it’s principle is the part of God’s Law which is generally unattached to Civil or Criminal Law of any given society, yet the concept or doctrine of Law it elementary as in any given culture their are those who love their societies rule of law, and truly have faith in the letter of every law. However, this doctrine should not be confused with the complexity of the Roman usage of ‘the spirit of the law’, which points to what the ‘true intention, or what was or is the actually safe guard of the law’; some use the Roman doctrine of ‘the spirit of the law’ as the color by with to hue God’s Law, this allows for violation of God’s law in it’s letter as to in some way maintain the greater good concept, or the more important intention of the law. With the Exception for the ensuence of the Love of YHWH’s God, there is is no other Spiritual doctrine of intent found in God’s Law and the keeping of it’s Letter, as Love is the intention of every commandment by the Laws Creator and should be the intent of it’s keepers:

…from his right hand went a fiery law for them.

Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words. Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob. Deu_33:2-4

Joh 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

Deu 30:15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

Deu 30:16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

In all cases we are asked to Love the Law in it’s Spirit, it’s intention of Love, that is Life and good, yet if we view the Law of God as only a letter written on stone or paper our heart is not in the right place, and we have proof that we are not party to the new covenant.

These two approaches are summarized in Paul’s statement in

Rom 7:10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.

Rom 7:11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

Rom 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Rom 7:13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

Rom 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

The law insomuch, as it was given by the Spirit of YHWH God, can never be carnal or derived from flesh, the law of the living God in inherintly Spiritual, holy, just and good. It is man which is carnal flesh, which will natural die. In a civil and criminal application, the spiritual Judges must be men who are Spiritual, that is they Love God’s Law, yet the Israelite has two possitions towards the covenant Law, he may Love the law and be Spiritual, or he may hate the law by seeing it as just a Letter. Those prone to the Spirit will love God’s Law and Commandments and those prone to the flesh will never see the life ordained by the Law, the carnal will always look for the way to dis-annul the Letter, because it is the Letter which will kill them, either by literal death penalties or by repentance which will kill the flesh and the lust’s there by rendering them Spiritual, the flesh is fighting for it’s existence. Every Israelite stands at the threshold of God’s Law daily, and with ever choice we weigh in the balance of every choice, our estimation of the greatest commandment. which is all in all the same as the first of the 10 commandments.

As mentioned prior the first commandment is the operating law of all Common Law and the 2nd is linked to it at the nearest point. All violations of God’s Law are violations against the 1st commandment, even the summary of the 10 commandments given by Moses and forwarded by our Christ still are only violations of the first commandment:

Mar_12:31 The first (protos) of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

Mar 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Deu 6:4

Mar 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Lev_19:18

in finnishing Christ adds that for one to know this :

Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.

As the proto Law is for Israel to Love YHWH with heart mind and soul, we know that the under lying Covenant is being founded upon is the New Covenant which offers to place the Law of YHWH in to the same place as this Law as whell as the whole law. It is thus, that one may never keep the law with out the enactment of the new covenant faith. The New Covenant offers the Israelite of the house of Israel and Judah acceptance through the blood of Christ into the Love relationship with YHWH’s Law.

The having of No other God’s and of not serving any other God, is the Loving of God and his services, and His worship. By the letter of the law one may conclude that even an atheist or perhaps an agnostic may as well follow this command by not serving or worshiping another God, yet by recourse one may only keep this Law by loving it, and thereby loving the whole of YHWH’s Commandments and Law.

Thus the loving of one’s neighbor, which have been itemized as Laws which deal with civil relations are as well manifestations of Loving YHWH God and keeping His first commandment and His second. As many strange god’s and laws of strange god’s allow the dis-love of one’s neighbor, and as well allow the worship of other god’s beside the primary god’s of the strange religion’s law; yet the Law of the LORD God YHWH is Jealous and particular to YHWH Alone. Thus, by keeping any one of the law’s of God, from the least to the greatest, in our estimation that is, we show our Love for God and His Law, and we exercise His righteousness and Holiness.

If we are truly party to the New Covenant than the Love of God’s law in our heart, mind and soul is present, that is the Spirit of the Law, a Spirit which even Loves the Letter of the Law, which by transgression which is sin brings forth death.

Thus from hence forth in this study all Laws covered will fold up into the first commandment which is phrased in the negative:

Thou shalt NOT have No other God’s…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMON LAW-Introduction SABBTH BIBLE STUDY 6-1 (2017)

THE

COMMON LAW

of

GOD

Introduction message

SABBATH BIBLE STUDY

 6-1 (2017)

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The

COMMON LAW

of

GOD

Compiled by JS Lowther

Introduction message

Israel Identity

The Regathering of the Tribes of Jacob

The subject of Biblical Common Law or Torah is a concept that has been discussed by this ministry more than I have kept track of, and it is a subject that for me personally governs my thoughts and actions from day to day, I am of course falable and I am by no means claiming perfection, but I am claiming that in every instance of life it is my goal to weigh my actions by YHWH’s standards of what we call right and wrong, or more biblically what YHWH calls Good and Evil, Righteousness and wickedness, Obedience and sin, it is the defining principle that which offers blessing or curse in this world and in that which is to come.

The concept of Biblical reality that I speak on so often is a combative measure, to engage the enmity of the flesh which resides in many of the people who believe them selves to be christian today which claim a full gospel faith, or a trust in the entire word of God; I combat those because it is their hypocritical view that claims faith, trust or belief in the bible as the infallible word of God to men but deny, negate, and attempt to disprove vast portions of the scriptural testament, by their so called faith.

It is often times that church goers are the most staunch in opposition to one who proclaims the biblically realistic Gospel. Turn to Isaiah 52 to see the proclamation:

Isa 52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

Isa_52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

The Gospel Message is an immense message it is a message which tell’s YHWH’s people who are scattered through out the earth that their King Reigns!

It is a non diverse, non tolerant, non multicultural message!

The Truth of the Gospel is according to the Good news found in the scriptures that Israel’s God is KING, The father of Jesus the Christ Is the King of all the earth and no other! And as King, those of His Kingdom are governed by His Law. It is this law which tells the subjects of the Kingdom how to function, it tells them it’s awsome and deadly letter the punishment and judgment for sin and by it’s Loving Spirit the Benafit and Blessing offered by it’s perfection.

Yet in our day most so called Christians believe in a King which governs nothing but Spirit, intangible and un-realistic, a Kingdom only attainable in death ruled by a King who has no Law, but one which directly contradicts the very Spirit of the Person of God seen in the very first commandment believed to be abrogated by another gospel and another Jesus the son of a lawless God., which states clearly in the English IAM THE LORD THY GOD… THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GOD’S BEFORE ME! And proclaimed by the 2nd commandment which forbids any form worship or service in worship to a physical thing other than The LORD, by adding I THE LORD AM A JELOUS GOD. The term LORD GOD is synonymous with the Hebrew title name YHWH which literally means He That Is that is HE THAT IS GOD or as our English Bible puts it I AM THAT I AM.

This personality of God is Jealous and his very memorial name proclaims that he is Ever living and unchanging.

If some wish to believe in a God that changes and abrogates his own morality and law that is their prerogative, and untimely their soul…its a free will, you have the choose who you will serve.

As for me I will serve YHWH the best I can by obeying his Kingship by obeying His Law, and striving to attain salvation in this life and that which is to come by seeking his Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven, that is by ever means possible to affect a change on this world to proclaim THE LORD GOD as the King and GOD’s Law as the Only true Law, no matter where that leads me personally, or as a head of my family, no matter how hard the course is to follow this mountain is to be climbed by our beautiful feet of redemption shod with the preperation of the Gospel Eph_6:15.

Paul put this quote in to context in Roman where the focus of the message is no different that of the rest of the scripture, and particularly those of whom Christ came according to the New Covenant, the house of Israel and Judah according Heb_8:8 and Jer_31:31 where he continues is epalogue saying

Rom 10:1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

Rom 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Rom 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

He going on to validate the fact that by Christ the So of God’s New Covenant made in his blood the end of the sin stain upon israel is able to be ended by the manifestation of Christ in being the end means of of the laws perfection. And continuing on in teaching the primary law in operation which establishes the New Covenant in Christ’s blood as found in

Deu_30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,

Deu 30:2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;

Deu 30:3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.

YHWH tells the Gentilized scattered Israelite that

Deu 30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

Deu 30:11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

And Paul concludes as with calling this section of God’s Perfect Law, a law which Paul says that if a man shall do those things he shall live by them THE WORD OF FAITH in saying:

Rom 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

Rom 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

Rom 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

And just as the proclamation of Isaiah was sent to the house of Israel and the Prophet Nahum sent to the house Judah who also proclaimed this Gospel in Nah_1:15

We are told in Rom 10:12 there is no difference between Judah and the Greek speaking dispersed house of Israel of whom Paul was writing to in Greek: for it is the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

Rom_10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

In describing those spoken of by Moses, Isaiah, Nahum, and now Paul says:

Rom 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Rom 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

Hear Paul quotes the organic, and natural witness of the Heavens, which acts as the primary testament for those scattered people, Just as Jeremiah the prophet proclaimed in Jer_31:35 in summarizing the solemn feast of the Sabbath in Exodus 31 and mentioned by Nahum he says:

Psa 19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Psa 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

Psa 19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Psa 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Psa 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

Psa 19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

Psa 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psa 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Psa 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

Psa 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Psa 19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Psa 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

Psa 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

Psa 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Rom_10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.

Rom 10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.

Rom 10:21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

And as well the prophet Nahum discribes a portion of that peace brought by the Gospel or Good tidings, when he as prophet to Judah as Isaiah was to Israel

The subject of Biblical Common Law or Torah is a concept that has been discussed by this ministry more than I have kept track of, and it is a subject that for me personally governs my thoughts and actions from day to day, I am of course falable and I am by no means claiming perfection, but I am claiming that in every instance of life it is my goal to weigh my actions by YHWH’s standards of what we call right and wrong, or more biblically what YHWH calls Good and Evil, Righteousness and wickedness, Obediance and sin, it is the defining principle that which offers blessing or curse in this world and in that which is to come.

The concept of Biblical reality that I speak on so often is a combatative measure, to engauge the enmity of the flesh which resides in many of the people who believe them selves to be christian today which claim a full gospel faith, or a trust in the entire word of God; I combat those because it is their hypocritical view that claims faith, trust or belief in the bible as the infalable word of God to men but deny, negate, and attempt to disprove vast portions of the scriptural testament, by their so called faith.

It is often times that church goers are the most staunch in opposition to one who proclaims the biblically realistic Gospel. Turn to Isaiah 52 to see the proclaimation:

Isa 52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

Isa_52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

The Gospel Message is an emense message it is a message which tell’s YHWH’s people who are scattered through out the earth that their King Reigns!

It is a non diverse, non tolerant, non multicultural message!

The Truth of the Gospel is accourding to the Good news found in the scriptures that Israel’s God is KING, The father of Jesus the Christ Is the King of all the earth and no other! And as King, those of His Kingdom are governed by His Law. It is this law which tells the subjects of the Kingdom how to function, it tells them it’s awsome and deadly letter the punishment and judgment for sin and by it’s Loving Spirit the Benafit and Blessing offered by it’s perfection.

Yet in our day most so called christians believe in a King which governs nothing but Spirit, in tangable and un-realistic, a Kingdom only attainable in death ruled by a King who has no Law, but one which directly contradicts the very Spirit of the Person of God seen in the very first commandment believed to be abrogated by another gospel and another Jesus the son of a lawless God., which states clearly in the English IAM THE LORD THY GOD… THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GOD’S BEFORE ME! andproclaimed by the 2nd commandment which forbids any form worship or service in worship to a physical thing other than The LORD, by adding I THE LORD AM A JELOUS GOD. The term LORD GOD is synonomous with the Hebrew title name YHWH which litterally means He That Is that is HE THAT IS GOD or as our English Bible puts it I AM THAT I AM.

This personality of God is Jelous and his very memorial name proclaims that he is Ever living and unchanging.

If some wish to believe in a God that changes and abrogates his own morality and law that is their perogative, and ultimently their soul…its a free will, you have the choose who you will serve.

As for me I will serve YHWH the best I can by obeying his Kingship by obeying His Law, and striving to attain salvation in this life and that which is to come by seeking his Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven, that is by ever means posible to affect a change on this world to proclaim THE LORD GOD as the King and GOD’s Law as the Only true Law, no matter where that leads me personally, or as a head of my family, no matter how hard the course is to follow this mountian is to be climbed by our beautiful feet of redemption shod with the preperation of the Gospel Eph 6:15.

Paul put this quote in to context in Roman where the focus of the message is no different that of the rest of the scripture, and particularly those of whom Christ came accourding to the New Covenant, the house of Israel and Judah accourding Heb_8:8 and Jer_31:31 where he continues is epalogue saying

Rom 10:1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

Rom 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Rom 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

He going on to validate the fact that by Christ the So of God’s New Covenant made in his blood the end of the sin stain upon israel is able to be ended by the manifestation of Christ in being the end means of of the laws perfection. And contiuing on in teaching the primary law in operation which establishes the New Covenant in Christ’s blood as found in Deu_30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,

Deu 30:2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;

Deu 30:3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.

YHWH tells the Gentilized scattered Israelite that

Deu 30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

Deu 30:11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

and Paul concludes as with calling this section of God’s Perfect Law, a law which Paul says that if a man shall do those things he shall live by them THE WORD OF FAITH in saying

Rom 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

Rom 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

Rom 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

And just as the proclamation of Isaiah was sent to the house of Israel and the Prophet Nahum sent to the house Judah who also proclaimed this Gospel in Nah_1:15 Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.

We are told in Rom 10:12 there is no difference between Judah and the Greek speaking dispersed house of Israel of whom Paul was writting to in Greek: for it is the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

Rom_10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

In discribing those spoken of by Moses, Isaiah, Nahum, and now Paul says:

Rom 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Rom 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

Hear Paul quotes the organic, and natural witness of the Heavens, which acts as the primary testament for those scattered people, Just as Jeremiah the prophet proclaimed in Jer_31:35 in summerizing the solmn feast of the Sabbath in Exodus 31 and mentioned by Nahum he says

Psa 19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Psa 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

Psa 19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Psa 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Psa 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

Psa 19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

Psa 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psa 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Psa 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

Psa 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Psa 19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Psa 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

Psa 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

Psa 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Rom_10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.

Rom 10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.

Rom 10:21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

The regathering of the Tribes of Jacob is the very first concept needed in understanding the Biblical Common Law, the Law of God, because with out the establishment of the Tribes of Israel, the Law has very little application in National reality.

Isa 49:3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

Isa 49:4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.

Isa 49:5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.

Isa 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

Isa 49:7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.

Isa 49:8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;

Isa 49:9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.

RUTH PT.3 JUDGES CH.24-25 SABBATH BIBLE STUDY 5-30 (2017)

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The Book

of

RUTH

(The last 4 chapters of Judges)

JUDGES CHAPTER 24

RUTH pt.3

Compiled by JS Lowther

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Lets start out in the Law:

Lev 25:23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.

Lev 25:24 And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption for the land.

Lev 25:25 If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.

Rth 3:1 Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?

Rth 3:2 And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor.

Rth 3:3 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.

Rth 3:4 And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do.

Rth 3:5 And she said unto her, All that thou sayest unto me I will do.

Rth 3:6 And she went down unto the floor, and did according to all that her mother in law bade her.

Rth_3:7 And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came softly, and uncovered Th-GaL H1540 his feet,Me-Ro-GaLThH4772, and laid her down.

The word for uncover in normal GaL-Eh H1540 it is here in the feminine form Th-GaL, as the word for redeem is GAL H1350, the words are indicative of each other. This is also the word used in Lev_18:6 and 20 when dealing with unlawful uncovering and is the general word for the action: L-GaLTh ללות / GaLEh גּלה 1540 to uncover. The action of Gal is not in the focus of uncovering or covering as the word used in verse 9 in the phrase “near kinsman” is again an also GAL, but the idea of the Hebrew logic is gathered up into the idea of ‘kinship covering’ and I believe may be best described by the Gaelic custom of Tartan most know of from Scotland, I don’t think its a surprise that the Gaul’s or Gaelic people, also called Gaults/ Celts or Kelts ware a skirt named after them called a Kilt made of their family banner called a Tartan. Having a name strikingly in resemblance to the Hebrew Word GaL, consider also the Hebrew word for the (Tribe) banner or standard is DGaL דגלH1714, Just as the Kilt (GaLT) Tartan is a banner of/ standard of a family , the cloth skirt which men wear in all functions of family life, from Birth to Marriage to Battle to Death, the covering they have is the banner of their GAeLic family, their Kinsmen, those who they by Rights may Redeem.

In the days of Ruth the language indicates the same idea as that which was used by the less ancient GauLs, it was an important part of Israelite society, for to uncover a woman you must be willing to covered her with your kindred family. Much like the depleting custom of a woman taking the husband’s sir name or last name was common to our more modern grandparents in 2017, the Idea of patriarchal headship is key to the Israelite cultural heritage, and the two concepts are one in the same.

The Laws found in the scripture on the uncovering of nakedness are regulation that promote healthy growth of Israelite Christian Culture, which is bound in the Logic of God’s Law and thus the Law of Headship by Patriarchy, which is where Fathers rule their families by the fear of God; this aspect of fear is as well seen in the accompanying language of the portion of the skirt or covering which is specified by Ruth, that is the KNaF or edge, border. As commanded in Deu_22:12 where the command is found to hem a ribbon or thread of blue for the remembrance of YHWH’s Law, the edge of the skirt of an Israelite man was to represent the Law of YHWH; Interestingly enough in Rth_2:12 …YHWH God of Israel, under whose wings (KNaF) thou art come to trust. Ruth’s Trust or Faith is seen in her Lawful actions and personality of virtue, and this symbolism in Ruth’s actions are just as virtuous as Ruth seeking her place of Redemption in Boaz’s right of redemption, undoubtedly, Boaz’s family skirt was hemmed by the perfect redemptive law of YHWH, a Tartan every man should want as his family banner.

A lesson in Hebrew GauLic

Kinsman/ Redeem: GAL or GaL

Right of Redemption: GALEh

Foot: R-GaL

Before the Feet (ankle/shin): MR-GaL

Standard / Banner D-GaL

Uncover: GaLEh / GaLTh

Rth_3:8 And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet.

Rth_3:9 And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt (KNaF) over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.

Rth 3:10 And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.

Rth_3:11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.

Rth 3:12 And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman: howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I.

There is a simply Godly truth that Boaz knew, and that, despite the passion, despite the offer, despite the allure, despite the fact that no one may have known what could happen on this intoxicated harvest night except Boaz and Ruth and the justification that Boaz may have used ‘that he would most likely have been the lawful Redeemer of Ruth and as such would have had no repercussions for his action if he were to cover Ruth with his skirt that night’.

Rather Boaz had the prescience of mind which Paul taught in

2Ti_2:5 that: if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

And that Law is found in this Numbers 27:

Num_27:8 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.

Num 27:9 And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his brethren.

Num 27:10 And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father’s brethren.

Num 27:11 And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.

So it is that despite the temptation that may be easily seen in the Text, Boaz Passion for YHWH’s Law over rides his lust and even rational judgment which could have controlled him on the mater, a rational judgment which could have easily disregarded the Law and Word of YHWH.

Rth_3:13 Tarry this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman’s part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part of a kinsman to thee, as the LORD liveth: lie down until the morning.

THE PART OF THE KINSMAN / THE DUTY OF AN HUSBAND’S BROTHER

Deu_25:5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband’s brother unto her.

Deu 25:6 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put outH4229 MaHEh G1813 of Israel.

Deu 25:7 And if the man like not to take his brother’s wife, then let his brother’s wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband’s brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband’s brother.

Deu 25:8 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;

Deu 25:9 Then shall his brother’s wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother’s house.

Deu 25:10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.

Rth_3:14 And she lay at his feet until the morning: and she rose up before one could know another. And he said, Let it not be known that a woman came into the floor.

Rth 3:15 Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and she went into the city.

Rth 3:16 And when she came to her mother in law, she said, Who art thou, my daughter? And she told her all that the man had done to her.

Rth 3:17 And she said, These six measures of barley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not empty unto thy mother in law.

Rth 3:18 Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.

Rth_4:1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down.

Rth_4:2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down.

Deu_16:18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

Accordingly, this law is the foundational structure of Israelite Government, that is the Headship of the Elders or old men, the Judges were taken from the Natural Heads of the people with an Officer or Scribe, Naturally the Head was an Elder men who had knowledge in YHWH’s Law and was honest and wise. These Elder Judges who were Heads of Families were Naturally kin to those who lived in Bethlehem, thus they sat at the literal Gate of Judgment and the matters of the jurisdiction was committed to those Old Men who would do the best adjudicating for their kinsmen.

Rth_4:3 And he said unto the kinsman/redeemer , Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech’s:

Rth 4:4 And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it.

Rth 4:5 Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.

Rth_4:6 And the kinsman GAL said, I cannot redeem GAL it for myself, lest I mar (A-SHY-Th אשׁחית H7843 ) mine own inheritance: redeem GAL thou my right GALThY to thyself; for I cannot redeem GAL it.

lest I mar (A-SHY-Th אשׁחית H7843 )

Deu_9:26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, destroy H7843 not thy people and thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed through thy greatness, which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

Jdg_2:19 And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted H7843 themselves more than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way.

By the purely scriptural interpretation of the word ‘mar’, it seems safe to conclude that the kinsman of Boaz who is neared than he, was afraid that Ruth and Naomi would destroy or corrupt his inheritance, in the same way the

two examples offer above, this is because the kinsman of whom Boaz is speaking does not know the virtue of Ruth, and must account her to be removed and as such she may be one who may corrupt his inheritance by her Moabite practices, much how Lot was corrupted by his life in Sodom, and the distant Benjamites had corrupted them selves.

Rth 4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.

Rth 4:8 Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.

Rth 4:9 And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech’s, and all that was Chilion’s and Mahlon’s, of the hand of Naomi.

Rth_4:10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon (H4248 Sick), have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off Y-KRaTh /יכרתH3772 from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.

While the poetic connection is present in this text of Ruth in the Hebrew it is much to complex to explain to those who do not study Hebrew, yet in the Greek I am persuaded that the LXX translators saw this Rhyme of thought and expressed it in the Greek for it’s readers as well, for those of you studying along who like such study as my self I encourage you to explore the Hebrew and Greek verse and it’s awesome poetry.

Mahlon Son of Elimelech / the Sick son of God my King has been redeemed by a New Covenant cut by Boaz / Strength

The words of Boaz’s doings are different in language but the same in reason as Deu_25:6, in the case of the letter of the law it is to keep the name in the linage, yet Boaz is a spiritual man and as such it is evident by his expression as to the Spirit of the Law, that is the phrase Y-KRaTh which is the word used in the ‘making’ of a covenant throughout the Law, that is that the name of the dead be not covenanted among his brother, this is contained in the Idea of the language, and if we remember the name Elimelech means God is my King and Mahlon the husband of Ruth means Sick, thus the symbolism of Christ’s work is yet not lost in this Kinsman redemption done by Boaz who is redeeming the line of his fallen brother Elimelech and moving Ruth and her people back into the Covenant of Israel despite the Sickness which befell her and Naomi in the land of their captivity.

Rth 4:11 And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem:

Rth 4:12 And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of this young woman.

Rth 4:13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son.

Rth 4:14 And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.

Rth 4:15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.

Rth 4:16 And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.

Rth 4:17 And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.

Rth 4:18 Now these are the generations of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron,

Rth 4:19 And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab,

Rth 4:20 And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,

Rth 4:21 And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,

Rth 4:22 And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.

With this story in mind consider the context given to us by the Apostle Paul the Benjamite:

Rom_6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Rom 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

Rom 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

Rom 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

Rom 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

Rom 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

Rom 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Rom_7:1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

Rom 7:2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

Rom 7:3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

Rom 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

Rom 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

Rom 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

The Redemptive power of Christ! If that is not the theme of the story of Ruth and the end of the Book of Judges I do not know what it is!

Redeemed by the blood of the lamb as the seed of Israel we are kinsman redeemed!

Ruth the friend the out cast of the removed of Benjamin was called to be the wife a sick son of God the king, and in the removed land of Moab no rest was found her or her pleasant mother in law Naomi, Yet after the death of her sick husband she bound herself to the pleasant remnant of the only thread she had to the inheritance of Israel. Ruth humbled herself as a servant to Naomi and worked out her salvation with fear and trembling before the forefather of our Lord and Christ because she knew that he was her redeemer! And in her humility and zeal she received the reward of her faith in action, she was married to another who would bring forth fruit and that fruit would raise up the tribes of Israel by her womb, by her womb we are told was the seed given a restorer of life, and that son the neighbors called Servant the son of Strength Boaz!

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JUDGES CHAPTER 23

RUTH pt.2

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So the Pleasant widow who has deemed her self Bitter, has returned to her home land in Bethlehem of Judah with her loyal and faithful daughter in law her Friend Ruth. Heavy emphasis has been placed upon the state of Ruth’s status as it pertains to her family have been removed Benjamin living in the land of Moab, in this section I wish to focus attention more on the function of the Torah, the Rule of Law, God’s Law on the life of these people. YHWH’s Law is a culture, no different than the culture America or any other group of people has today. Israel operated by God’s law as their mean Culture, that is that they had the letter of the Law as the standard, not necessarily the Spirit, some folks such as the prophets and other holy men and women loved the Law thereby having the Spirit of the Law which gives life, but as a norm the Torah was the Common Law, no different than the way our early American and British ancestors used there common Law, some of which came directly from the Bible, some of which was not. Yet in the time of Ruth we may see a functional Biblical Common Law, this detail of the story of Ruth is what makes her book special beside the amazing history and Spiritual wealth we have seen so far.

Rth_2:1 And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

Rth 2:2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter.

Rth 2:3 And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.

Rth 2:4 And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

Rth 2:5 Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this?

Rth 2:6 And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It is the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab:

Rth 2:7 And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the house.

Rth 2:8 Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens:

Rth 2:9 Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

The Law in operation in this section the story of Ruth and Naomi is

Deu_24:17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:

Deu 24:18 But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

Deu 24:19 When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger H1616

for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.

Deu 24:20 When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

Deu 24:21 When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

The Biblical Common Law was being followed out here perfectly, and due to the tightness of the society it was undoubted that the hap would fall that Ruth would glean a Kinsman’s field, yet this law is offering the right of privilege from two angles: It was the Right of Naomi to glean as a widow, and her widowhood would have been known to those who knew her, as well Ruth is a stranger that is a sojourner and she as a stranger has the right also to lawfully glean from the residue of the reapers. This is Biblically Realistic Welfare, and it is the only way to have a righteous system of Welfare one where the widow, fatherless and stranger are protected from starvation by imposing the blessing of God’s Law upon the field owner, which by course causes the poor to work for their entitled portion, rendering them diligent and not slothful. As we will see in the story of Ruth her hard work causes the wealthy man Boaz to want to help her more than the Law of God entitles her and Naomi to.

Rth_2:10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger? H5237

In the prior Law in Deu_24:19 the word translated Stranger is the Noun use גּי / GuR H1616, it is synonymous with the Verb גּוּר / GUR H1481 which simply refers to the action of Sojourning, thus one who is Sojourning is a Sojourner and as such a stranger to those whose land he passes through. Yet in this verse the word הנכרי / NoKRY-Eh is used

This is a suffixed form of NoKRY H5237, and meaning H5235 specifically some thing distinct or noticeable, this root word is used in the word just prior in the same sentence, as most Hebrew stories are Poetic verse, this last portion of Ruth 2:10 rhymes in the Hebrew sense saying

להכירניH5234 that thou shouldest take knowledge ואנכיH595 of me, seeing I נכריה׃H5237 a stranger?

LEh-KYRN-Y V-ANKY NoKRY-Eh

A more poetic and literal translation may expresses the point of the poetic verse in English a bit more if said like this: ‘How is it that in your eyes I find Grace, did not you notice to notice that I am noticeable?’, it could as well read to make the same point: ‘did you not distinguish to distinguish my distinctness?

The word NoKRY is also used to reference racial strangers or those who are racially distinguished or notice-able a midst a homogeneous population, being distinguish-able.

Admittedly this is why some who investigate the language of Ruth become convinced of the fact she is indeed a Racial stranger and / or a Moabite, while not considering that, Moab, the incestuous cousins of Isaac, bred by Lot and his daughter, most likely looked rather similar to an Israelite, unless by this time Moab had already mingled with darker races. As fore the evidence of language on how to understand this verse, this is not the only use of this Hebrew word here seen in Ruth 2:10 particularly, as the Hebrew spelling is NoKRY-Eh meaning notice-able or distinct-ness. And is otherwise understood as by considering another in English verse which uses the same exact Hebrew spelling as seen in Ruth 2:10:

Isa 28:21 For the LORD shall …bring to pass his act, his strange (נכריהH5237) act.

This statement is obviously not referencing a Racial or Ethnic stranger, but a distinct or noticeable action, just as Ruth was pointing out about her self in the context.

As well the root word NoKR spelled in the negative tense LEh-KYRN-Y, can be seen in the most related way in the Hebrew Scripture in

Deu_33:9 Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge (LA-KYR) his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.

Thus, I believe it is safely established that this phrase in Ruth 2:10 is not referencing Ruth’s physiognomy of race or ethnicity. Rather the opposite point is being made in Ruth’s question: Why Did Boaz not distinguish to distinguish Ruth’s distinctness? His answer follows in the story…

Rth_2:11 And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.

Rth 2:12 The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

Rth_2:13 Then she said, Let me find favour in thy sight, my lord; for that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid, though I be not like unto one of thine handmaidens. (Here the word handmaiden may be easily understood by comparing this status to that of Hagar, Bilha or Zilpah, as they are all SiPHE /שפחה ( H8198 ) a word which literally means ‘of Kin’ as the hand maidens were often relatives particularly to the wife of a husband or even perhaps a more distant relative.)

Rth 2:14 And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.

Rth_2:15 And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not:

Rth 2:16 And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.

Rth 2:17 So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley.

Rth 2:18 And she took it up, and went into the city: and her mother in law saw what she had gleaned: and she brought forth, and gave to her that she had reserved after she was sufficed.

Rth_2:19 And her mother in law said unto her, Where hast thou gleaned to day? and where wroughtest thou? blessed be he that did take knowledge of thee. (Here we see a related word to our prior word NoKRY it is M-KYRN)

And she shewed her mother in law with whom she had wrought, and said, The man’s name with whom I wrought to day is Boaz.

Rth_2:20 And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed be he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen ( literally the word translated kinsman is identical with the word Redeemer / M-GAL-NU/מגאלנו. it always implies kinship )

This is the first mention of the law of the kinsman redeemer

The law in mention:

Lev_25:25 If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.

Rth 2:21 And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said unto me also, Thou shalt keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.

Rth 2:22 And Naomi said unto Ruth her daughter in law, It is good, my daughter, that thou go out with his maidens, that they meet thee not in any other field.

Rth 2:23 So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.

So here we end off speaking of the barley harvest which immediately is followed by the wheat harvest, and is celebrated at the time of Pentecost, which is called the feast of the first fruits of the wheat harvest. In line with our symbolism flush through out this story so far, do not let the calendaric biblical chronology go unnoticed, as we consider the Spiritual view of YHWH’s redemption of his removed people Israel, the Gentiles, by the blood of his own son who is as well the Son of Boaz of Bethlehem, the son of David our kinsman redeemer and KING!

A better understanding of the Stranger:

While on this subject consider the Greek word Xenos which is the stranger in the LXX in verse 10 David says this is his state due to his Zeal for YHWH

Psa 69:8 I became strange to my brethren, and a stranger to my mother’s children. In the Hebrew we see our prior word NoKRY, but in the Greek the word Xenos G3581

As well the verb use of this word may be seen in 1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: Here a form of Xenos is seen as well, it is then evident that Xenos has very little to due with Race or Ethnicity, while differences of one people to another may be ‘strange’, such as Ruth being raised as distinct from the commonwealth and Law of Israel, she was Xenos to those who distinguished her as a stranger.

We may thus see a holistic application of this same transition Boaz is recognizing in Ruth, as it speaks of the Gentile Israelites of Ephesus:

Eph_2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

Eph_2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers G3581 Xenos from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

Rth 2:14 And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.

In keeping with the removed Xenos status of Ruth’s family, and thus being a stranger to YHWH’s covenant as a woman born to removed Gentile parents, the neatly tied reconciliation process my as well be seen as being offered by this great grand father of our Savior Jesus Christ!

Judges Chapter 22 -RUTH Pt. 1 (SABBATH BIBLE STUDY 5-22 (2017)

 

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JUDGES CHAPTER 22

RUTH pt.1

 

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Rth_1:1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

Rth 1:2 And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.

Some commonalities of these continued place names and peoples have been pointed out in the last few messages, I shall point this out again for clarification and remembrance:

1. the book of Ruth is not it’s own book, it is the last 4 chapters of Judges. This is important because of the misconceptions and ignorant or arrogant suppositions made upon the woman Ruth and her offspring, that is mainly King David and David’s Lord Jesu(s) the Christ (which we shall further discuss).

2. The fact that our subject characters are once again taken from the area we have so many times referenced Bethlehem Judah, the future home of King David, the King of Judah and Israel united. Bethlehem is the place in which the Levite of the prior chapter took his unfaithful concubine from, it is as well the original home to Johnathan the Levite, Micah’s idol priest Judges 17:7 another unfaithful character.

3.The people of Bethlehem Judah, here mentioned are said to go sojourning in the land of Moab, now if it may be recalled from

Jdg_3:1-31 the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel… eighteen years.

Jdg 3:15 But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab.

Jdg 3:16 But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, and Eglon was a very fat man.

And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat.

Jdg 3:21 And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:

Jdg 3:27 And it came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet in the mountain of Ephraim, and the children of Israel went down with him from the mount, and he before them.

Here is where the story starts to get interesting by examining the scriptural record, if we wish to know why Israelites where sojourning in pagan Moab: The back ground from Ch3, in Judges 21 is a war just had with Benjamin, a people who had gone after other god’s by serving them, a service which included homosexuality and rape, which was the cause of the war.

The Levite’s Concubine from Bethlehem was raped to death by the enemy which was from Benjamin; In our next chapter and story called Ruth or Judges chapter 22, the Bethlehemites are fleeing famine to Moab, in Judges chapter 3 Moab was the oppressor and Benjamin delivered Israel through Ehud, Ehud the Son of Gera blew the trumpet on Mt.Ephriam the home of the prior Levite, and of Micah the Idolator…a very interwoven story to say the least!

Why would the people of Bethlehem Judah sojourn in Moab?

Apparently Benjamites had a tenancy to sojourn there often, consider:

1Ch_8:1 Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn…

1Ch 8:3 And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera

1Ch_8:6 And these are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Geba, and they removed them to Manahath:

1Ch 8:7 And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and begat Uzza, and Ahihud.

1Ch 8:8 And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.

It can not be said why Ehud and his Father moved some of his family to Manahath of Moab if that is a literal place, which the commentaries agree to, but another possibility in Jdg_3:15 exists: as the word “present” in the KJV is from the Hebrew מנחה / MeNHE (H4503) and the place said in 1Ch_8:6 that they were removed to is called מנחת׃ / MeNHaTh (H4506) , the word is identical in meaning, and the E/ ה replaced with the Th/ ת is a matter of tense, both are suffixes, in other words the verse could read ‘ they removed them with presents’, this is perhaps the time in which theses men left and dwelt in Moab, at the time described in Jdg_3:18, as the text shows that Israel went to Moab to present the present, some we are told did not return to there inhieritance, in any case of if Manahath is shown to be a literal place in Moab or if the reference is the time of the present-ation, these Benjamites did not endure the war of Judges 19-21, they were removed.

Rth_1:3 And Elimelech Naomi’s husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.

Rth 1:4 And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.

Here is the reason I dwelt so long on the history of Israel in Moab.

Consider the law, which these men of Judah would have violated and the repercussions it would have for the Biblical Testament:

Deu_23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:

Deu 23:4 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against thee Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee.

Deu 23:5 Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee.

Deu 23:6 Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.

As well, we see a Realistic application of this Law in Ezr_9:1, and Ezr_10:1 as well as the 2nd witness of Nehemiah Neh_13:1-3, both of which show us that Moabite women were not to be married into Israel, and that as some suppose contrary to the sovereignty and Law of God, this Law was not relaxed in the days of Ruth. Rather the Context of the book of Judges, of which Ruth is the last 4 chapters of , and the Historical record shown in 1Chronicles chapter 8, provide evidence for a much more holistic story than most ‘scholars and seminarians’ fondly oppose them selves thereby and negate their own faith by asserting that Deu_23:3 was Ignored by Elimelech , Mahlon and Chilion, and thus, that ancestors of King David and of the Perfect Christ were infact unfit to be part of YHWH’s Congregation, that is His Church, His Ekklasia, forever! That is a big problem, do not let it go unnoticed by pushing this Law aside and using a universal doctrine of love and tolerance to justify the inconsistency your bible seems to hold by those who teach your theology as those who due such insist upon due to the fleshly mind which is at enmity with YHWH’s perfection and righteousness, an enmity that seeks in it’s end to dethrone CHRIST THE ANOINTED MESSIAH, THE SON OF DAVID, THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH.

 

Rth 1:5 And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.

Rth 1:6 Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread.

Rth 1:7 Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.

Rth 1:8 And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother’s house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.

Rth 1:9 The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.

Rth 1:10 And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people.

Rth 1:11 And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?

Rth 1:12 Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons;

Rth 1:13 Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me.

Rth 1:14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.

Here is the next pivotal point in our story, the discussion of the law of the leverate.

The Law of the leverate was a commonly practiced custom among the people of Europe and the middle east up until the time of Catholic power, it was even after that practiced by more tribal and clanish peoples, such as the Scotts, Welsh and Slovics despite Catholic disapproval and after polygany was banned. The Law is found in Deu_25:5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband’s brother unto her.

Deu 25:6 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel.

We will continue looking at this Law as the story of Ruth and Naomi continue, but it is this portion which shows the operation of the discussion between Naomi,and Ruth and Orpah.

Rth_1:15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her god: return thou after thy sister in law. (god / ALEY (Elhy) not plural (gods)

Rth_1:16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

Rth 1:17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

Rth 1:18 When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her. (same word usedin 16 is used in v.15. not necisarily the plural ‘gods’ but God. In other words there is no insinuation that Ruth and Orpah serve gods and Naomi serves God, both statements are speaking of the same form of entity ALEY) This form is most commonly seen in the name LORD God or YHWH ALEY and secondly it is used in the phrase ‘strange god’ or god of a specific people as well as of idols’, the word is used specificly by the man Micah about his idols in Jdg_18:24 And he said, Ye have taken away my god which I made..

Thus, no matter if Ruth and Orpah served another God prior or Not, what this phrase is part of is the more important part of this story, as it is part of the covenantal binding between Ruth and Naomi, Ruth is pledging her self for the record to Naomi and Her family, no different than what happens when adoption takes place at any other time or should happen when marriage is agreed to. I believe the whole of this story of Ruth may be seen in the same words of the prophet Jeremiah toward the removed house of Judah:

Jer 24:6 For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up.

Jer 24:7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.

This is the heart of the matter of Ruth, no different than, Ruth the Benjamite of Moab, was being reconciled unto her people and unto her God, whether this her prior God was a bastardized form of YHWH ALEY by idolatry or if it was YHWH by a strange law or if she were a full blown server of other another ‘God’ of pagan origin the consequences are the same for Ruth due to her family being removed into the land of Moab.

Consider more language of similar description from Hosea 1 and 2

Hos_1:6 And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.

Hos 1:7 But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.

Hos 1:8 Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.

Hos 1:9 Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.

Hos 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.

Rom_9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

Rom 9:2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.

Rom 9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

Rom 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;

Rom 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

Rom_ 9:25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.

Rom 9:26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.

Rom 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:

Rom 9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness

Hos_1:11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

AND

Hos_2:14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.

Hos 2:15 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.

Hos 2:16 And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.

Hos 2:17 For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.

Hos 2:18 And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.

Hos 2:19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.

Hos 2:20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.

Hos 2:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth;

Hos 2:22 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.

Hos 2:23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.

All of this is speaking of Israel the removed, just as the evidence points to the fact the Ruth the Moabites was a removed member of the tribe of Benjamin! Ruth as removed Israel was ready to join herself to YHWH and be His people and He would be her GOD.

Rth 1:19 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?

Rth 1:20 And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

Rth 1:21 I went out full, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?

Rth_1:22

So Naomi returned,

and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her,

which returned out of the country of Moab:

and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.

Keeping the Sabbath- What is Time? pt.6 (Update)

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WHAT IS TIME pt. 6

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KEEPING THE SABBATH

Answering objections

and

Explaining the 4th Commandment

Rest & Holy

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:..For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested (sabbathed) the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

(Exodus 20:8-11)

Remember the sabbath day…

Gen 9:15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

Gen 9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

Gen 9:17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token (sign , outh) of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

The 4th command is the only command that starts with remember / zekar, consider the rain bow is the same as the sabbath moon in many ways… it is seen and remembrance is had about a covenant, the thing seen is a sign / token.

The idea of remembrance is had from seeing a thing, a sign, token.

This can also be seen as we see another command of the law:

Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue: And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.

(Numbers 15:38-40)

you can see that remembrance is had by seeing the ribband, this is how we can seen that the sabbath really is a sign.

Deu 5:15 adds

And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.

the sabbath day,

as discussed, the word sabbath references rest, as well as the fulfillment day, the completion day. this is the thing to be remembered when it is seen. The rest God had in creating the earth, as well as the completion of creation and the fullness of the creating.

…to keep it holy.( lit. to hallow it)

In this way the Sabbath was consecrated thus by YHWH first in Gen 2, and this for the cause of Adam, that he would keep it pure, holy, sanctified, venerated and hallowed for the purpose of rest from labour and by extension for worship of the creator in place of work. The hallowing is a special setting apart specifically for resting in YHWH.

The keeping of the sabbath holy is one of those things which every soul must study out and define for them selves. It can be a sticky thing to get involved with your brethren or neighbors sabbath keeping.

there are divisions on many things, and your personal definition of one tenant of sabbathing may not be agreed on by those around you. In times when people took council from there elders, and heads of families he would most likly be the one to decide if one was willfully or ignorantly breaking the sabbath. Yet in a time when Israel is in such disarray, this thing must be focused on by the devoted head of house (grandfather, father, brother, step father (master), who ever you have as your highest God ordained authority. And if you are the only one observing, then you are left to your own research. Fathers should take this as a special part of their God ordained authority, to arrange the laws of God in your home as you can understand them. Don’t be afraid to take council, but do not pass the

buck. Very importantly, we should all respect our fellow brothers personal observations, in this world biblical reality is not the easiest thing to follow, nor is any lawful following, so especially on the sabbath, protect your self from the pitfall of self righteousness, while still walking circumspectly. I’m not implying to keep fellowship with those who willfully break their own understanding of the sabbath, or have none at all, with the exception of being a witness.

With that being said let us consider a few verses which are commonly viewed in an un-biblical realistic way…

Exo 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.

Exo 35:3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.

Here is a good place to make mention of this common phenomenon of un realistic bible keeping:

What do I do in the winter if I can’t kindle a fire to stay warm?

May be it never gets that cold in Israel?

Biblical reality answer:

It Gets cold enough to snow in Israel as the people knew what snow was well: Exodus 4:6; Numbers 12:10; 2 Samuel 23:20; 2 Kings 5:27; Job 6:16; 9:30; 24:19; 37:6; 38:22; Psalms 51:7; 68:14; 147:16; 148:8; Proverbs 25:13; 26:1; 31:21; Isaiah 1:18; 55:10; Jeremiah 18:14; Lamentations 4:7; Daniel 7:9; Matthew 28:3; Mark 9:3; Revelation 1:14;

Remember also that Peter warmed him self by the coals in Joh_18:18

So what do we do to keep warm on the sabbath?

maybe the Prohibition is on making the fire, as kindle means to start in English ?

No, the word kindle is the Hebrew word ‘bawr’ H1197, and is translated burn, burnt, burned more often than not. So simply it is “ye shall burn no fire…” What to do? Ignore? Justify? Break to stay warm?

Consider the context of Ex 35

1. Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together..

2. Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest…

3.kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.

4.Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass…on

5.goats’ hair, And rams’ skins dyed red, and badgers’ skins, and shittim wood,

6.oil, incense

7. stones

8. to make The tabernacle, his tent, and his covering, his taches, and his boards, his bars, his pillars, and his sockets,

Exo 35:12 The ark, and the staves thereof, with the mercy seat, and the vail of the covering,

Exo 35:13 The table, and his staves, and all his vessels, and the shewbread,

Most all of the things mentioned that needed to be made require fire. Smelting, drying, tanning,The context of Ex 35 and 36 is that work needed to be done, but don’t use working on the temple as a reason to break the sabbath, why else would this be the first thing said to the congregation be fore all the rest?

for me it is the best answer, if you wish to not have a fire on the sabbath then that is your studied opinion, I would, however, that you not judge me for my understanding , and just not invite me over on a freezing sabbath to see your conviction.

When trying to understand the sabbath, remember it is a realistic command, and must be attainable.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work…

Some say that labour is not commanded for six days, but it is here.

Most of the people who object to a Lunar Sabbath which holds the new moon as an extended sabbath period, argue that it is contrary to the 4th commandment. But is it? Ezekiel held the six working days as separated from the sabbath and the new moon.

Eze 46:1 Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.

Not only is it practically seen for good health to be active and not ‘resting’ or sitting around every day, but only hard working people respect the festival aspect of sabbath keeping, especially the new moon when one spends much time away from family, friends and worship as well as study of the creators word.

The command to do something productive for six days consecutively at the least is not a burden, it is again another way YHWH shows his own self through his law, as his desire for his people. No mater what you do for work or what you consider labour if you are doing it for 6 days consecutively you will be more diligent in keeping the seventh sabbath day, the fulfillment day as holy, they will work hand in hand.

The new moon based sabbath proposed breaks the 4th commandment by having it’s first or last week of 8 days depending on the new moon and NOT having a consistent 7 day week through out.

Answer- While this is true that all lunar months will have no less than 8 days to the first week of a month of 29 days and if the moonth has 30 days, the last week directly before the 8 day first week will have 8 days as well. Yet this does NOT break the commandment for the following: The days of Sabbath are NOT working days, and simply comply with all sabbatical law that states ” Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath…”, by this harmony is found as YHWH speaks in Ezekiel 46:1 (as mentioned previously), the Sabbath and new moon are NOT among the “six working days”. This is the simplest way to harmonize the Sabbath command with the Creation laws of Genesis 1:14 leading us directly to the new moon.

WHAT IS THE TIME OF THE yEAR? – What is Time? 5 (Update)

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CALENDRIC UNDERSTANDING
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THE MONTH OF NEW EARS

 

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WHAT IS TIME? pt. 5

WHAT IS TIME? pt. 5-2

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In understanding the Calendar of the People of Israel, it is an attempt to understanding the Calendar of YHWH, the God of Heaven and Earth. Much is to be examined here as would pertain to time keeping in general via the scriptures accompanied by natural facts which are the living testament of spiritual logic, I like to call this Biblical Reality or Biblical Sustainability.
In this particular study the keeping of Passover will be the end goal, but first a general under standing of Biblical time keeping must be established. While in the future time devotions will be made to offer a deeper understanding of the spiritual nature and the holistic relationship these items have in the scripture.

No calendric study could commence with out special attention given to it’s creation, as found in Genesis 1:

The criteria given by the Law of God for analysis has been outlined thus:

A. The Great light or Sun rules the day
B. The lesser light or Moon with the stars also to rule the night

(As a 2nd witness to common sense, since there are those who challenge that the moon is among the lesser lights – Psalms 136:9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever. This I hope should settle that to quickly stay on line.)

#1. The evening starts the day, with morning coming after (Gen 1:5)

In Genesis 1:14-19, God ordained the lights in the firmament of the heaven to:

#2. divide the day from the night;
#3. and let them be for signs,
#4.and for seasons,
#5.and for days,
#6. and years:
#7. and He let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.

 

Point #1 and #2 Evening starts / Ends the days
The above #1 is to be remembered as scriptures dealing with passover are gotten into, but in the mean while here is a list of verses to show with out doubt that Israel was using evening as the time for the start/end of the day to the next: Lev. 11:24,25,27,28,31,32,39, 40: 14:46; 15:5,6,7,8,10,11,16,17,18,19,21,22,23,27; 17:15; Num. 19:7,8,10; 2Ch. 18:34; Eze. 12:7; Gen. 1:5,8,13,19,23,31; 8:11; 24:11; 29:23; 30:16; Exo. 12:6; 16:8; Lev. 23:32;Gen. 19:1; Exo. 12:18; 16:6,12,13; 29:39,41; 30:8; Lev. 23:5,32; Num. 9:3,5,11,15; 19:19; 28:4,8; Deu. 16:4,6; Jos. 5:10;Jdg 19:16 Eze. 12:4; 24:18; Lev. 22:7; Deu. 3:11; Deu. 16:6; Jos. 10:27. And more!

The Biblical and Natural fact that Eveneing is the literal, intrinsic, and signaled manifestation of the division of, first, day from night, and second, day from day is self evident.
An ancient non-electric society would not hold evening as the end and and start of holy days alone but all days.
Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. – Psa 104:23

Point #3 SIGNS

Signs- H226- ???- owth- related to H225/H853[- ??- ayth- Apparently contracted from H226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely): – (As such unrepresented in English / but may be understood in part by the word “that”.] (in the sense of appearing); a signal, as a ensign, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.: – mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.)

Reasonably added to Strong’s lexical testimony is the Hebrew word ayth, as it’s grammatical function is to point out a noun in reference like as the word owth, is the evidence of the happening. As “ayth” is read in the Hebrew Scriptures, for example, “that (ayth) man”, in order to specify a particular man, so an OWTH specifies “that” happening with a sign or signal, in the context of this Gen 1:14 study an OWTH specifies a moment in time.
Hereafter are examples of the usages of the Hebrew word owth-H226:
Cain’s mark -Gen 4:15,
The Rainbow, a token of the covenant to Noah’s children -Gen 9:13,
Circumcision as a token of YHWH’s Covenant with Abraham -Gen -17:11,
Miracles are signs, in Egypt or the wilderness for instance -Exo 4:8.
And very importantly in reference to another sign and season is the weekly, monthly, and yearly Sabbaths. Exodus 31:13-17 KJV
(13) Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign (H226) between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the YHWH that doth sanctify you.
(16) Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
(17) It is a sign (H226) between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the YHWH made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
Well substantiated is the biblical fact that the Sabbaths are days which are governed by points # 1 and #2, the above shows that they are Signs as well and fall under point #3.
In ending, a Sign according to scripture is a thing that is able to be sensed by the human senses, most often but not exclusively seen. As well to be circumstantially added for consideration, OWTH is strikingly similar to our English word ‘oath’, as in swearing or affirming, as should be know, swearings and affirmations accompany covenants and promises. An OWTH in the heavenly lights will be a SIGNal of the Season to the earthly inhabitants that are are on it.
#4 and for SEASONS
Sabbaths, New Moons and Holy days
Passover is accompanied by sabbatical days which commence it’s evening meal (as will be seen) and its last day. Both the weekly Sabbath and the feastival sabbaths are called signs as defined above, thus the Sabbath as well as the other appointed seasons or MOED(im) are events which are seen by their signs or signals.

 

1898 Young’s Literal Translation of Lev 23:2-4:
(1) And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
(2) `Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, Appointed seasons of Jehovah, which ye proclaim, holy convocations, are these: they are My appointed seasons:
(3) six days is work done, and in the seventh day is a sabbath of rest, a holy convocation; ye do no work; it is a sabbath to Jehovah in all your dwellings.

(4) `These are appointed seasons of Jehovah, holy convocations, which ye proclaim in their appointed seasons:
(5) in the first month, on the fourteenth of the month, between the evenings, is the passover to Jehovah;
(6) and on the fifteenth day of this month is the feast of unleavened things to Jehovah; seven days unleavened things ye do eat;

 

The Literal Translation above is most accurate on this subject, leaving the reader with little doubt that all mentioned moad-(i)-(im) are “appointed seasons”, the Sabbath as first is included with no exception, and all are JeHoVaH or YHWH God’s very own appointed times, those which He has declared.
It is here that a strong persuasion must, at the very least, be examined and considered: that the Sabbaths / holy convocations, days of no servile work which are the head and tail of the “feasts” ordained from the 15th day to the 22nd day of the first and seventh biblical month are, none other than the Sabbaths mentioned in Lev 23:3, keeping the weekly seventh day and the Sabbaths of the festivals as one in the same.
If there is validity that the “festival” Sabbaths and the weekly seventh day Sabbath are one and in the same, and thus part of the Gen 1:14-15 system of heavenly time keeping, then it must be testified by the word of God and told:
What light(s) are appointed by YHWH God for SEASONS / Moed(im)?
Psa 104:19 He appointed (H6213-????-aw-saw- made) the moon for seasons (H4150- moad-im): the sun knoweth his going down.
Here the psalmist sings of the works and doings of YHWH, among those wonders are the moon’s appointing of seasons ( moad(im) and the sun’s going down or ‘door’ (entrance / exit). It is here that the Word of God mentions specificly the moon’s appointing for moad-im / seasons; according to the psalmist the moon was made (appointed) for the very purpose of ‘moadim’ (seasons).
The moon is a crucial and essential part of Leviticus 23 and Genesis 1:14-15’s appointed seasons; while the lights (plural) are all for signs and seasons, the moon has a special place in it’s creation or making, as it was made to declare God’s very own appointed seasons or moad-im clearly to His observers.

The apocryphal book of the Wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach, a.k.a., Ecclesiasticus presents an ancient perspective of a post captivity Israelite, while some may not respect the old apocryphal writings as canon, they must be at least regarded as presenting an ancient perspective. Jesus son of Sirach 43:6-10 puts it thus:
6 He made the moon also to serve (appear) in her season for a declaration of times, and a sign of the world.
7 From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreaseth in her perfection.
8 The month (*Chodesh) is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing
(9?)being an instrument of the armies (Camp pitched) above, shining in the firmament of heaven; 9 The beauty of heaven, the glory of the stars, an ornament, giving light to the highest places of the Lord
10 At the commandment of the holy one they will stand in their order, and never faint in their watches.
*Hebrew for month: Chodesh-H2320-????-From H2318-to be new; causatively to rebuild; the new moon.
From the wisdom of Sirach, we see not only the clock work of the moon with that of the stars in the back drop. The moon traveling through the stars in the firmament of Heaven is seen as a camp or army pitched on high standing watch. The moon and stars work together in Jesus son of Sirach’s mind, yet the moon is no doubt the beacon or “the sign of feasts”, among those “feasts” of post captivity Israel was the weekly Sabbath / seventh day as the Law in Lev 23 has commanded. As the moon makes declaration of time, it must therefore be a declaration of the month or Chodesh but of the week and therefore of the Sabbath.

In passing, an article on the new moon or Chodesh is to be posted, as many do not recognize it as such, the New moon is part of the Sabbatic season which works to keep the Genesis calendar system ordered by YHWH in perfect alignment from days all the way to the years. As Jesus Ben Sirach said in verse 8 The month is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing, the Hebrew word Chodesh perfectly answering to this summation, as its root meaning is to renew.
At this point the new moon is not specifically laid out in certain terms, yet it is, with biblical backing very likely, that the new moon is part of the Sabbath in reference, just as no other lunar light or division of it is listed either, moed is definitely an appointed time dictated by a light or lights, but what ones?

 

We must look to YHWH as an instructor of nature the teacher and maker. The YHWH set the moon in motion to give us four main phases, New, first half, full, and last half then back to new.
Starting with the new moon, that is the conjunction, when the last light of the moon is covered and a phenomenon which we can not see occurs, that of the moon equally having its body covered by the shadow of the earth, being hid to the suns reflection.
Psa 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. (LIT trans.- Blow the ram’s horn in the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.)
Psa 81:4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
Psa 81:5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.
Psa 81:6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
When a Sabbath is commenced it is most literally a cession from labor it has no need of being 24 hours or one sun up to sun down. The Law specifies 6 working days, not 1 sabbath day. Ezekial confirms this notion best by telling us of the future kingdom temple:

Eze 46:1 Thus saith the Lord YHWH; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.
Eze 46:3 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the YHWH in the sabbaths and in the new moons.

 

According to scripture the day of the New Moon was and is sacred to YHWH, we were told to assemble, offer sacrifices and, in the law as found in Num 10:10, Num 28, as well the histories of Israel and the inspired prophets inform us that this day is closely connected to the Sabbath. 2Ki. 4:23; 1Ch. 23:31; 2Ch. 2:4; 8:13; 31:3; Neh. 10:33; Isa. 1:13; 66:23; Eze. 45:17; 46:1,3; Hos. 2:11; Amos 8:5.

Thus it is that the festival of the new moon is not reckoned as a day or Yom (Hebrew) of it’s own in a weekly sense but it is part of the Sabbath as an event that had previously commenced, for the new moon will always follow the fourth monthly 7 day weekly Sabbath: as there after the new moon dictates the day that the following weekly sabbaths will happens on until the next New moon. The ending Sabbath which has the new moon attached has the possibility of lasting for 2 or 3 days, which 1 Samuel 21 tells us was observed by the Israelite people during the rule of Saul with David commonly being present at the king’s table. This two day festival is necessary so that the moon’s cycle is properly accounted for, as the moon functions on a 29 or 30 day month.
The pressure of the scripture impresses that the 15th day of the month needs be a Sabbath, thus the count is commenced at the evening of the new moon as 1 (the first day of the month), then you have days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 , this eighth day of the month is the Sabbath occurring on the first quarter or waxing half of the moon, on the 8th day of the month; then you count 1, 2,3, 4, 5, 6, working days of the week, bringing you to the 7th day of the week but the 15th day of the month occurring on the full moon and so on.
This keeps the week, month and Sabbath all in working order as to lead us unto the yearly Moed(im), feasts that occur on the full, half and new moons as Sabbaths, all thereby harmonizing with the Sun and the stars once you start watching.
Is all this laid out plainly in holy writ? No, but it is able to be constructed fairly easily, just from seeing how on the first and second month of the Exodus of Israel found in in Ex 16 the 15th day was a Sabbath, both months, that should make any one scratch their head as no seven day count will get such an answer. Nor will it do so to get from the Passover Sabbath of the 14th at evening to the 15th of the first month ABIB counting to the 14th at evening to the 15th day of the Seventh month for Tabernacle’s Sabbath using a seven day count with no new moon days, not to mention both festivals end on the 21st at evening holding the weekly 7th day sabbath on the 22nd day of the month in perfect alignment with the festival sabbaths. As as well the days of Purim in the book of Esther, fall on 14th and 15th of the twelfth month Adar. By such logic it must be constructed that the 8th and 29th days are, as well regular weekly Sabbaths in order to receive a month which fits into this sabbatical order the sabbatic New Moon must be established.

Point #6 And Years
The Rosh Chodesh
The Chodesh of Abib
The Month of New Ears
All of this Calendric sudy has been building upon the primary principles of the kingdom of Heaven in order to up hold a consistent calendar able to sustain a real society and Nation. Often times religious or spiritual calendars are ignorant of natural events and do not support societies that use it’s religious calendar functionally. Yet the Bible offers an observant adherent this reality.

(Exo 9:31-32)
And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear (H24-ABIB), and the flax was bolled.But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were not grown up.
Here is seemingly where the first Biblical month derives it’s name, from the barley being in it’s new or first state, the green ear.
(Exo 12:2 KJV+)
This month (H2320-rebuilding) shall be unto you
the beginning H7218 -Rosh / head) of months:(H2320- Chodesh / rebuildings)
it shall be the first (H7223 -Rosh-on / begining) monthH2320- Chodesh) of the yearH8141 -Shanah / be done again) to you.

As seen the Barley’s new ear is the symbolic and literal name for the first and head month and new year.
(Exo 13:4)
KJV trans.
This day came ye out in the month Abib.
LXX- Apostles Bible Polyglot trans.)
For today you go forth in [the month new].G3501
LXX-Brenton trans.
For on this day ye go forth in the month of new corn.

The above is an example of the wording used in the texts to follow as to how the LXX understood Abib, as the following verse list follows suit.

(Exo 23:15 KJV)
Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:)

(Exo 34:18 KJV)
The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.
(Lev 2:12-14)
As for the oblation of the firstfruits (H7225-Roshith: From the same as H7218-Rosh the first…)… of thy firstfruits unto the YHWH, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn (H24-Abib) dried by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears.
(Deut 16:1 KJV)
Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the YHWH thy God: for in the month of Abib the YHWH thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.

So where does the Genesis 1:14-15 Calendar fit into determining the Month of ABIB and thus the New YEAR?

Would be too generic of an answer to say that the sun and the moon’s light in photosynthesis and gravitation helps the crops into ripening in order to bring about Abib? However this not to far off. But more celestially intertwined with this cycle which the mind of Man has only repetitiously conceived, not knowing fully the sweet influences of the heavens on earth.
our focus on the Genesis calendar we have mentioned the Sun and Moon specificly, while the stars are among the lesser lights also. The stars are used at night in time keeping seemingly because common man can see them most clearly at that time. The moon moving through the ecliptic circle with the sun, their positions in it’s relation only known by the sighting of the last sliver before the new moon, and the first sliver after the new moon and by sighting the true full moon in so knowing that the sun is, at that time, diametrically opposed thereto: Thus the sun rises in the morning where the full moon rises at evening and so forth at sun and moon down. By this observation, the Zodiac which is the star groups the lights (Sun and Moon) go forth throughout the year. The moon passing through quickly, one twelfth (1/12) of that circle every 2 to 3 days. While the sun as a bride groom fit to run a race moves through that same 1/12 more slowly every 29 to 30 days in order to make its conjugation or conjunction date with his bride the moon in a new tabernacle every Chodesh or rebuilding. This occurrence may be seen at those diametrically oppositional points mentioned above. With interest, since the sun is in conjunction at new moon both “hands” of the heavenly clock are aligned at a particular spot in the Zodiac. And when this happening has run it’s course from one end of heaven to the other in full circle, a literal NEW YEAR full of literal NEW EARS must occure!
This Phenomenon has been sang of in Psalm 19:4-7:
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them (The heavens- vrs 1) hath he set a tabernacle for the sun (this is the houses or mansion, the 1/12 sections of the Zodiac called signs), Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. The LAW of the YHWH is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the YHWH is sure, making wise the simple.
Thus the Zodiac has a role as the sun passes through it’s 12 signs like numbers on a clock, along this heavenly happening the Pleiades or the seven stars come about outside of the ecliptic / zodiac circle. At the time pleiades brings it self into view in it’s season, as was well known in the ancient world, as the agricultural sign for the commencement of the growing year:

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth (Hebrew word for Zodiac) in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? (Job 38:31-33 KJV)

And that is the question, do we even attempt to know those ordinances?

 

While there are two Zodiacs you will find, one a counterfeit, no surprise, one what actually happens in the heavens. The counterfeit is called the tropical zodiac, it is what is found in the horoscope section of the curent news paper, it however being out of date by about two thousand years! The true zodiac that you can literally see if you look up at night is referred to as the sideral zodiac, and it should be our only interest, as it is YHWH’s current light on the earth in giving signs and seasons, days and years.
One of our great Historians Josephus left us a note about when the Exodus took place, as well as when the Passover was kept in his day. Let it not be forgotten that Josephus was a contemporary of Christ, and followed the very same calendar our savior followed. Insomuch as our Lord never argued with any one on the subject of when to keep the feast, including the Pharisees, which Josephus was one, it is evident that Christ kept the same holy days as Josephus, and here is what he said:
In the month of Xanthicus, which is by us called Nisan, and is the beginning of our year, on the fourteenth day of the lunar month, when the sun is in Aries, (for in this month it was that we were delivered from bondage under the Egyptians,) the law ordained that we should every year slay that sacrifice which I before told you we slew when we came out of Egypt, and which was called the Passover; and so we do celebrate this passover in companies, leaving nothing of what we sacrifice till the day following. The feast of unleavened bread succeeds that of the passover, and falls on the fifteenth day of the month, and continues seven days, wherein they feed on unleavened bread; – Josephus : Antiquities of the Jews: Book 3:10:5
Notice the reference to all three lights of the Genesis Calendar: 1. lunar month, 2. sun 3. Aries (the ram).
This equals the new moon which happens when the sun is in Aries / the Ram.
This literal sideral reckoning places the month of Abib about one month after the modern and commonly understood reckoning which does so using the first new moon after or a little before the spring equinox (depending on the archaic pre-calculations).
Does this sideral zodiac have any reason to put trust in other than Josephus’ say so?
Insomuch as by using this calendric system, it keeps all three of the lights of heaven used, as well it allows the proper amount of time for Barley to be ABIB, as well as have ripened first fruits of the wheat harvest for the Pentecost, in the majority of the northern hemisphere in this very present day, from Dan to Beersheba so to speak, it offers much more to the biblical realist who would like to live the bible out sustainably. For when one even considering the geographic boundaries of the people of Israel in the promised land, not only would the most southern tribe of Judah have need of first fruits but the northern tribe of Dan must have thiers as well even into the elevated north mountains.
In a more cosmic realm much could be said when the universally recognized western signs of the zodiac are followed, this system literally/ siderally has the slaying of the male lamb with out blemish in the season of Aries / the ram, while the full moon is risen in Libra or the scales of justice (liberty, liberation justice)a pictorial understanding? Ask your self is the Exodus and the Cross offer both of those understandings ? Remember that diametric opposition in the seventh month at Tabernacles also!
If that were all of the good reasons and striking substances of interest I’d tell you… but there NOT!
Stay tuned as we delve further into the Genesis Calendar in the Chodesh s to come!

 

 

 

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What is the time of the new moon?

If the Moon is for seasons or appointed times, and feasts and signs How does it work to determine the 7th day?

By linking Psalm 104, Lev 23, Gen 2, Gen 1 tells us that by paying attention to the lights in the heaven , particularly the moon, we may use the lights to determine all the feasts or appointed times of YHWH, including His sign Sabbath and all of His Holy Days.

So how do we see the Appointed Times, Seasons and Signs in the lights of Heaven? We must construct the system by paying attention to it’s order, that is look at what we know from Scripture and look to the Natural Heavenly order YHWH has set to declares HIS Word through all the earth according to Psa_19:1-10 and a large dose of logic and commonsense. By this we may straightly conclude that is the scripture is clear on the subject of the Moon’s function in the determination of YHWH’s Feasts, then the Speech of the moon serves in it’s own testimony for a declaration of the times according to it’s Ordained Order.

 

Right division must be had in order to determine the exact times of the sabbaths, to fit into the proper division of days in our specific locality as determined from evening to morning and evening again. Remembering the first principles of time division into Days / Yom (s) is important as the first aspect of the lights are inculcated into the formula. There are two “types of days / Yom(s), 1. is the holistic (so called 24hr) Day, this is Yom, as well 2. is the light period of Day as Gen 1:5 showes both. Seen in the operation of the lights of heaven in the aboved outlined points 2. A and 2. D, both types of Day are present, while Gen 1:5 has the functionary nature of the lights built in the function itself, either,always was or was given to the lights in Gen 1:14 to pick up where time was at that very time. Thus evening and morning are the ordained order of heavenly time as a division of day from night and from day to day with in our own locality in the scope of the above heavens.

Psalms 104:19-23 tells that:

(19) He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

(23) Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.

The season in vrs 19 is the same moad and the evening is the same arab, the life of beast and man are affected by the moad-im, that is the plural form of moad or moad-i which is more the personal form of moad, as used in Lev 23:2 and to be proclaimed, yet the evening tide of the moon’s seasons are appointed by YHWH for all of the world. It is no doubt that a collective civil body, Church, must establish moad-i for the local congregation’s worship, yet it must be established upon the moon’s seasons, as the “phases” of the moon are spaced at a 7 day interval is can be seen that the moon’s plural moad-im of Ps 104:19 is the moad-i of Lev 23:2 ‘s personal season of YHWH proclaimed by the children of Israel.

If the lights in the heaven are for seasons (Gen 1:14-18) and seasons are appointed by the moon (Ps 104:19) and are the seasons are Sabbaths (Lev 23), the covenantal sabbath sign as described in Exodus 31:13-17, are the literal signs of the moon’s seasons to be proclaimed by local congregations who share in the same evening to evening assembly.

How to use the moon’s sign and seasons.

Functionally, as the wisdom of Jesus son of Sirach, teaches the moon it self was to serve in her season for a declaration of times, and a sign of the world. From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreaseth in her perfection. The month is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing… Above it was mentioned that the Hebrew word Chodesh is the word being refereed to here as it references both the function of the moon’s rebuilding or renewal and the moonth it self. It is therefore able to be understood the sign of the “feasts” is the Exo 31 sabbath sign and the sabbath sign is derived from the moon via it’s Chodesh, or renewal.

If Lev23 seats the sabbath as a season, and the feast as seasons which has Sabbaths with in it we should be able to see that the weekly seventh day is the first

the 15th day of the 1st and 7th moonth with the 22nd ending

also the feast of trumpets which is the new moon of the 7th month or the 1st day of the 7th month all are sabbatical

By using the 1st and 7th moonth as the chief moonth it teaches us a common understanding of moad that the 14th at even into the 15th day of the month and the 21st at even into the 22nd day of the month are sabbath days. Also by seeing the feast of trumpets which seems as a chief day of the regular monthly new moon and trumpet blowing

Num 10:2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.

Num 10:3 And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Num 10:4 And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee.

Num 10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.

One may ask why did God specify the feast of trumpets if every new moon was a sabbath feast and every new moon the trumpet was blown. The answer could be to make the point that this 7th trumpet of new moons was as the 7th new moon of the year, like the feast of weeks (sevens) Pentecost is the 7th weekly sabbath after the sheaf is cut for passover. Why did God make the 7 sabbaths of weeks more special, because it was a sabbath of sabbaths.

So the distinction of trumpets is not a singling out of this one new moon just this once as a sabbath, but it is a sabbath of sabbaths or a new moon of new moons, with special emphasis on the whole month, just as the 10th day, atonement is the only “feast” of fasting, and sabbath out of the weekly 7th day or new moon cycle, in that it is the 10th day it is only equaled to the selection of the passover lamb, which is not sabbatical on the 10th day of the first moon, on both days a sanctity is added, one is a rest of rests, perhaps because it is the 7th tenth day in the year which completes the passover lamb selection as the 1st 10th of the “week”, and making a completion or fulfillment as can also be seen in the heavenly lights.

So if we are using the 1st and 7th month as examples of the sabbath cycle the new moon and the sabbaths are consistently the connecting factor to Genesis 1.

Only by using the lunar cycle in conjunction with the 4th commandment are we able to see the value of the new moon as not only a transition from month to new moonth but as a part of the sabbath it self as a completion of fulfillment of time, and thus in effect a sabbath of the month as it’s end, and as the night which follows the evening after the weekly sabbath, as still a time of rest but one of refreshment, the first day of the moonth as new moon, is likewise a rest but a new beginning in keeping the sabbath regulated.

Functionally using the new moon.

In order to create this formula we must combine Gen1 with gen 2 or the 4th commandment with the 4th creation day, using the 6days thou shalt work as a way to interpret the natural word of God seen in the heavens.

As Ex31 has told us that the sabbath is a sign and gen 1:14 says that time signs are in the heavens, the sabbath being a sign, season and day has a light pattern, we can see in the moon, as Sirach and David has well said.

Then we must only observe the sabbath cycle to know how to handle the new moon, rather than handle the new moon which can not be seen to handle the sabbath. In this way Gen 2 shows us that the first sabbath available for man based on God’s light time is the first sabbath after the rosh, or new moon, which occurred before the first working day of God. Then Adam man had reckoned time from seen lunar signs, not from the first crescent. Thus if we as Adam were to start looking at the weeks from the half moon as the first sabbath sign, we would then have the following as a full moon, and the next week as a last quarter / half moon. This is the week before the new moon sign.

On that last week…

consider David and Johnathan how they new the new moon had a 2 day observation, they did not wait to see the crescent to make plans, how did they now with out NASA?

They could use the 7th day portion of the formula as as a gauge to know the next moon by using a prior sign to gauge it. That for instance that last sabbath moon would have been….

this aligns the new moon and sabbath, keeping man working still only 6days according to the commandment, but the sabbath or 7th day is waiting to be completed or fulfilled according to the words meaning.

The law recognized the new moon as part of the sabbath in the show bread alter from the beginning, calling the day of setting out of the show bread both a sabbath and a new moon

and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel. So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shew-bread, that was taken from before YHWH, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

(1Sa 21:4-6 KJV)

When seeing that that the men had kept themselves from women for three days, we know from the previous chapter that it was on account of the New moons and the Sabbath. How do we know the sabbath was assuredly connected with the new moon at this time and represents the point I am wishing to make?

And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month (And it came to pass in the first month, in the second year after their going forth out of Egypt, the new moon40:17 Brenton)…Moses reared up the tabernacle…And he put the table in the tent of the congregation, upon the side of the tabernacle northward, without the vail. And he set the bread in order upon it before YHWH; as YHWH had commanded Moses... (Exo 40:17-24)

Connecting the resent above verse which is indicative of the new moon, being the first day of the month, with Lev 24:5-9: And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof… And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before YHWH. And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto YHWH. Every sabbath he shall set it in order before YHWH continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant…

List of new moon sabbath verses read to end

2 Kings 4:23;

1 Chronicles 23:31;

2 Chronicles 2:4; 8:13; 31:3;

Nehemiah 10:33;

Isaiah 1:13; 66:23;

Ezekiel 45:17; 46:1,3;

Hosea 2:11;

Amos 8:5;

Colossians 2:16;

Judith 8:6;

1 Maccabees 10:34;

In trying to understand the connection between the moon and the sabbath we must see that the root words for the word sabbath and seven / sabyoy are in the understanding of

These are the Strong’s numbers for the word שׁבת SaBaTh

(Here is an example of a composite definition, in so much as all the listed words are in essence the same in meaning, having no difference in the ancient texts): H7674, H7675, H7676: H7673 שׁבת saw-bath’ A primitive root; to repose, that is, desist from exertion; properly session, Infinitive of H3427 (ישׁב ya-shab-To sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry: – (make to) abide (-ing), continue, (cause to, make to) dwell (-ing), ease self, endure, establish) ,rest, interruption, cessation: – cease, sit still, loss of time…

Notice that the general meaning is to “stop where you are” or “settle down”.

Said above is that ya-shab is the infinitive, that is the action of the verb, and thus S(h)aB being the root, and common parent word of both sab(b)ath and Ya-shab: This then leads us to: שׂבעS(h)aBA / S(h)aBO being numbered : H7646, H7647, H7648, H7649 / H7650, H7651 / H7620 , H7637.

The first four numbers are understood to mean: being full, filled or satisfied: full of year or days, satisfied with bread, etc…

The meaning above as the parent word should make perfect sense in the composite understanding, that is when one”settles down”, as when he is “full of year or days” as in when one is older, as well as when he is full in the sense of being satisfied in life.

 

Relating to our topic: The seventh day or rather the last / fulfillment of a week: H7620 –שׁבוּע / שׁבעS(h)aBWA/ S(h)aBA – Properly passive participle of H7650 as a denominative of H7651; literally sevened, that is, a week (specifically of years): – seven, week.

The word S(h)aBoWA listed above is used in many different contexts, most dealing with what we call in English ‘weeks’, yet the biblical Hebrew understanding of a S(h)aBWA is not that which a week represents in the ‘calendar’ system of the modern world: a seven day count. Rather it is a fullness or completion of a portion of time, and as so it represents a very important point of this compilation, that is that the Sabbath is an oath God has sworn. The number H7637 – שׁבעי / שׁביעי – S(h)aBYAY / S(h)aBAY –Ordinal from H7657; seventh. This word which is closely related to it’s partner S(h)aBWA in the above word groups.שׁביעי is the very word used in Gen 2:2-3 as well as in vertually every place the words “seventh day/ month/ year” occur, the word is used and rendered “swore / swear”, mentioned above, Gen 50:5, Ex 13:19 are a couple easy to see examples of the many times it is thus rendered so.

 

SABBATH LOGIC – What is Time ? pt.2 (Update)

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What is Time 2

 

Yes, our world view is a collection of cultured organisms which make up the environment we have come to call ‘our culture’, and for this cause much of what is to be pulled out of the ancient biblical culture via the bible’s laws, manners, customs, and language will seem foreign to us through our modern world view.

Most except a named day of the RC week (Sunday/Saturday or any other) in order to rest in a sabbatical sense there upon; choosing a day we are culturally accustomed to, using a system we are raised in is easy, switching Sunday with Saturday or visa versa (or any RC named day for that mater) gives the effort but is biblicly and/or naturally unprovable, having no way to show by any sign or token that it is the Seventh day / Sabbath of Biblical culture, sanctified by God . Rather those who hold such days insisting upon there sanctification offer an objection attainable to even an amateur history student or bible investigator.

Consider the cultural world view of the ‘Seventh day Adventist’, some quotes from E.G. White in her work “America In Prophecy” or “The Great Controversy”, in the chapter “Liberty of conscience threatened” par. 42:

…The boast of Gregory the VII and Innocent III are still the principles of the Roman Church…

“HIS CHALLENGE”

“Reason and sense demand the acceptance of one or the other of these alternatives; either Protestantism and the keeping holy of Saturday or Catholicity and the keeping holy of Sunday. Compromise is impossible.” – The Catholic Mirror Dec 23 1893…

“HIS MARK”

QUESTION-‘How prove you that the Church hath power to ordain feasts and holy days?”

ANSWER- By the very act of changing the sabbath in to Sunday, which the Protestants allow of, and therefor they fondly contradict them selves by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church.”

QUESTION-“How prove you that?”

ANSWER- “Because by keeping SUNDAY they ACKNOWLEDGE THE CHURCHES POWER to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin.” Douay Catechism, page 59.

E.G White makes good sense in quoting the above Catholic materials including a Catechism in order to show to her readers the logic in the Seventh day Adventist church in keeping a day called Saturday as the modern Jews do. Yet the likewise obviouslogic is failing by the same notion in not advancing the fact that the names of Saturday or Sunday in a repatitious seven day cycle are not determiners of the sanctified biblical Sabbath. Nor is a determiner of the sanctified biblical Sabbath what common day of the Roman Catholic week the Talmudic Jew keeps holy. It is thereby the same logic that should slate any part of the ‘calendar’ of Julius Caesar via Pope Gregory VIII as Pagan-Roman and Jewish-Catholic, and not fit to be used by the Biblical based Christian. The adherence to that ‘calendar’ system thus created and it’s weeks are proof of the power which controls the churches and business of the world (calendarium having come to be the Roman word for an account book or debt record), which are one in the same, easily seen in the 501-C3 tax exempt Churches, falling into Government control via debt records. Yet if you are a servant of YHWH God via the Blood of His Son, I recomend you attempt to give an account on His calendar!

In short, as proof exists in the fact that the day called Sunday was ordained the sabbath, as all other church feasts, by the Catholic church, so all named days of the Gregorian week and their very order, from Sunday to Saturday, have been ordained by another law and earthly ruler and not by YHWH God through the scriptures. The Catholic Church has the power of ordering the ‘sabbath’ of catholicity in as much as Catholicity has made the very ‘calendar’ system of which Saturday and Sunday are part of.

So it is in rebuttal to the above quote from the The Catholic Mirror Dec 23 1893 that I say: Yes, compromise is impossible, and let the scriptures accompanied by reason and sence lead us out of this Catholic box. Saturday’s being the ‘seventh day’, is only evident by counting days on the Pope’s Talmudic faith based ‘calendar’ weeks, yet having NO biblical or intrinsic proof of its own, I thus shall then keep protesting!

Ye Saturday Adventists may likewise ask your self as I do:

QUESTION- By what authority does the catholic church, and your beast of Revelations have to control what day of the week is the seventh?

ANSWER- ” They have NO power as time is to be determined by the lights of heaven as per Genesis 1. For by keeping SATURDAY you yet ACKNOWLEDGE THE CHURCHES POWER to ordain DAYS, and WEEKS (Dan 7:25change times and laws). in ignorance of Gen 1.”

1. Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

All days in the creation account are listed as starting with evening and proceeding to morning. (this is not the main subject of this matter, however it is functional to determine time based entirely out of our evidence text, as well as an enduring way to witness for our selves in our modern time, as this compilation proceeds it must become evident why the prescription starts all numbered days at evening, and should be a perfect way to start the day / yom.

Here is a list of scripture verses to cross reference this thought, as proof from other biblical testimony that evening is the ending and beginning point of the biblical cultures day:

Gen. 1:5,8,13,19,23,31; 8:11; 19:1,24:11; 29:23; 30:16; Exo. 12:6, 18; 16:6,8,12,13, 29:39,41, 30:8; Lev. 11:24,25,27,28,31,32,39, 40: 14:46; 15:5,6,7,8,10,11,16,17,18,19,21,22,23,27; 17:15,22:7, 23:5,32; Num. 9:3,5,11,15, 19:7,8,10,19, 28:4,8, 19:7,8,10; Deu. 3:11, 16:4,6; Jos. 5:10, 10:27; Jdg 19:16; 2Ch. 18:34; Eze. 12:4,7, 24:18. And more!

All of the verses above show some thing ends and a new occur at this time called evening or even (old English: eve, lets look at it a little closer:

The Hebrew word is ערב– orb / arab, all of the below Strong’s numbers and definitions are the same ancient Hebrew word ” ערב “: From H6150; dusk: even (-ing, tide), night. H6150- (rather identical with H6148 through the idea of covering with a texture); to grow dusky at sundown: – be darkened, (toward) evening. H6148- to braid, that is, intermix; technically to traffic (as if by barter); also to give or be security (as a kind of exchange): – engage, (inter-) meddle (with), mingle (self), mortgage, occupy, give pledges, be (-come, put in) surety, undertake. H6151-(Chaldea); corresponding to H6148; to commingle: – mingle (self), mix. H6154-The second form used in 1Ki_10:15 with the article prefixed); from H6148; the web (or transverse threads of cloth); also a mixture, (or mongrel race): – Arabia, mingled people, mixed (multitude), woof.

Notice how every definition of ‘arab’ deals with becoming dusky, dark or mixing, the mention of the Arabian people as a mongrel race fits the context precisely, as they are light mixed with dark peoples. This is no chance, evening is when the day light mixes with the darkness of night, the period when time rulership of the sun transfers it’s rule to the lesser lights. This will be explained below by the scriptures further on.

2.Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to:

A. divide(H914 –בּדל– bâdal-to divide (in various senses literally or figuratively, separate, distinguish, differ, select,etc.): – (make, put) difference, divide, separate (self, -ation), sever (out). between (H996 בּין– bêyn, In the same sense as in Gen 13:3…between Bethel and Hai. As well as in Gen 13:8…Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee…for we be brethren.) the day from the night. This special attention to the words badal and beyn in this context is caused for full understanding that as it was used in the other sited verses above it is used the same way in Gen 1:1-2. The governance of these lights are preeminent in day and night and it is by them that division is made between one day to the next, rather than just the simplicity of the sun setting behind your local horizon.

B. and let them be for signs(H226- אותowthrelated to H225/H853[- אתayth- Apparently contracted from H226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely): – (As such unrepresented in English / with the exception of the word “that”.] (in the sense of appearing); a signal, as a ensign, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.: – mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.)

All the examples are usages of the Hebrew word owth: Cain’s mark –Gen 4:15, the rainbow as a token of the covenant to Noah’s children –Gen 9:13, Circumcision as a token of YHWH’s Covenant with Abraham –Gen -17:11, or a miracle signs in Egypt or the wilderness –Exo 4:8– An owth any where in the scripture is a thing that is able to be sensed by the human senses, most often seen, this fact is of much importance to our subject, as not only is the word owth strikingly similar to our English oath, as in to give by swearing or affirming. I have Also intentionally added to the evidence the word ayth, the reason being that it’s function is to point out the object in reference, just as the word owth, is a sign or signal to point out or token a thing.

C. and for seasons (H4150- מועדה מעד מועדmo-ade- From H3259; properly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season; specifically a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand): – appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, (set) time (appointed). This Very important word shall be dealt with in detail below.

D. and for days H3117- יום– yôm-From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially): – age, day, days …(process of) time,

 

E. and years ( H8141- שׁנה– shânâh- from H8138 (to fold, that is, duplicate (literally or figuratively; by implication to transmute (transitively or intransitively): – do (speak, strike) again, alter, double;) a year (as a revolution of time).

Gen 1:15

F. And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth:

and it was so.

Gen 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. (To him that made great lights:.. The sun to rule by day:.. The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever. (Psa 136:7-9)- If the context is some how difficult to understand in Genesis, let David explain so that there is no question what the greater and lesser lights are. We may day after day look to the heavens, even with out David’s psalm, life and common sense bears witness to the fact of what lights are greater and lesser.)

Gen 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

Gen 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

The law listed above was set forth by YHWH to guide a able minded people through the ages, using the only true reference points we have to gauge time. It must be understood that most western calendars at this time measure nothing, but are generalized averages of time, divided as human dictates felt fit and ignored until an agricultural impact makes their failure self evident. Above, God teaches His creation and children to use the lights in heaven in order to keep track of true: signs , seasons, days and years.

I will now tie up this very simple reasons why we are in need of knowing the above defined information as it pertains to our understanding the Sabbath/seventh day of scripture. In so much as the Sabbath is a portion of time, it must therefore be defined as time is know in the scriptures. YHWH God would not set forth the laws governing time by the lights of heaven contained in Gen 1:5-15 and then ignore those organic laws of creation in order to establish another system solely devoted to a “sabbath day” styled system of weeks believed to be found in focusing solely on Gen 2:1-3; nay, but Almighty God’s order is laid out for us plainly and logically, so simple that children should see it and be able to follow the fourth commandment which is naturally related in order to the first laws on time keeping.

It is here then that focus is on what the lights tells us as it pertains to the Gen 2 account of sabbath.

As the sabbath is the seventh day (Yom) it is governed by all three lights in the heavens: Sun, Moon, and Stars (For His mercy endureth forever!) as scripture teaches us. I have matched the letters to the above for ease of referencing the additional points noted on language and logic.

Starting at:

B. The lights are for signs (owth), that is conveying or communication by the lights seen as to an event. The lights will be witness to us of the time it is.

In the scripture does the sabbath fit this? Is the sabbath / seventh day and owth?

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign ( owth- אותH226)1. between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am YHWH that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to YHWH: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign ( owth אותH226) between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six daysYHWH made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed… (Exo 31:12-18)

Accordingly the Sabbath is a sign / owth, which as proven by multiple examples, is a thing able to be sensed by the human senses: Cain’s mark, the rainbow, circumcision, or miraculous signs, they are seen to witness a covenant that God will do as he has said; just as the Sabbath witnesses the seventh day rest after creation, that ye may know that I am YHWH that doth sanctify you. The Sabbath is both a covenant and the sign of it, just as circumcision is both an action done as well as a covenant made in the flesh, felt and able to be seen. Consider the language of this excerpt from Gen 17:2-14:

And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly… behold, my covenant is with thee… And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee… And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token / sign( owth אותH226) of the covenant betwixt me and you. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed…

This comparison is a clear cut issue of how covanental signs / tokens (owth(s) work, the statements are close to identicle in order; the Sabbath is no diferent, in that it is: a Sign (owth) between YHWH and His people, a(n) everlasting / perpetual covenant, and a capital offence for wilful neglect.

The Sabbath is a sign, a thing that is seen, in that it is a measure of time, it is witnessed by the lights in the heavens.

C. The lights are for seasons (H4150- מועדmo-adproperly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season).

Is the sabbath a season?

In our modern vernacular the word season has lost it’s King James Version meaning, yet even in 1828 the Strong’s definition for moad would fit perfectly well in an English definition for season, Webster’s 1828 puts it thus:

SE’ASON. n. se’zn. Season literally signifies that which comes or arrives; and in this general sense, is synonymous with time. Hence,

1. A fit or suitable time; the convenient time; the usual or appointed time; as, the messenger arrived in season; in good season. This fruit is out of season.

2. Any time, as distinguished from others.

It would be general logic to say that the Sabbath or seventh day is an appointed time, that is distinguished from other time. But does the scripture offer any answers for how the lights of the heavens are used for seasons / moad(im)? Or that the Sabbath is indeed a moad?

Lev 23:1-4 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, (2) Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts (moadiH4150) of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts (moadiH4150). (3) Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. (4) These are the feasts (moadiH4150) of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons (moadimH4150).

The word season(s) would have seemingly been a less confusing option for the translators to choose every time they translated a grammatical variant of moad, yet I speak from a 21 century perspective. Nevertheless, notice how FOUR time a grammatical variation of the word moad is used, four times. The word is best rendered season / seasons that is an appointed time governed by the Heavens, and as time is concerned accompanied by a(n) owth sign / token / witness in the light(s) of the heavens.

In the ancient world, man made calendar systems did not prevail, today the paper one on the wall only has the similitude of accurate time keeping, missing some very essential parts, as those of which we speak of now from Gen 1:14-15. In the scriptural world, all appointed times, appointed by God or man were set according to the natural, God given ‘calendar’ system of sun, moon and stars. All time keeping in the scriptures is based upon the kingdom (government) of Heaven through it’s lights, the Sabbath with other appointed “feasts” or seasons of YHWH are with out exception.

Consider this translation from the 1898 Young’s Literal Translation:

Lev 23:2-4 `Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, Appointed seasons of Jehovah, which ye proclaim, holy convocations, are these: they are My appointed seasons: (3) six days is work done, and in the seventh day is a sabbath of rest, a holy convocation; ye do no work; it is a sabbath to Jehovah in all your dwellings. (4) `These are appointed seasons of Jehovah, holy convocations, which ye proclaim in their appointed seasons:

The Young’s literal translation above is most accurate on this subject, leaving the reader with little doubt that all mentioned moad-(i)-(im) are “appointed seasons”, the Sabbath being the first is included with no exception, and all are( JeHoVaH) God’s very own appointed times, those which he has declared and then after commanded Israel to proclaim. It is here that a strong persuasion must, at the very least, be examined and considered, that is that the Sabbath / holy convocations, days of no servile work, as they which are the head and tail of the appointed seasons “feasts”, which are contained from the 15th day to the 22nd day of the first and seventh biblical month are, none other than the Sabbaths mentioned in Lev 23:3, thus keeping the weekly seventh day and the Sabbaths of the festivals as one in the same.

If there is any validity in the afore mentioned, that the “festival” sabbaths and the weekly seventh day / Sabbath are part of the Gen 1:14 system of heavenly time keeping, then it must be testified to by the word of God and told:

What light(s) are appointed by YHWH God for seasons?

Psa 104:19 He (YHWH) appointed (H6213-עשׂהaw-saw- to do or make) the moon for seasons (H4150- moad-im): the sun knoweth his going down.

Here the psalmist sings of the works and doings of YHWH, among those wonders are the moon’s appointing of seasons / moadim and the sun’s going down / ‘door’ (entrance / exit). It is here that the Word of God specificly mentions the moon being made / created / “appointed” for moad-im / seasons; according to the psalmist the moon was made for the very purpose of ‘moadim’ (seasons). The moon is thus a crucial and essential part of Leviticus 23 and Genesis 1:14-15’s appointed seasons; while the lights (plural) are all for time keeping or seasons, the moon has a special place in it’s creation or making, that it was made to show God’s very own appointed seasons / moad-im.

The apcryphal book of the Wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach or Ecclesiasticus 43:6-10 presents an ancient perspective of a post captivity Israelite, having his text in the LXX Greek we have the ability to also understand this perspective. While some may not respect the books labeled apocrypha as canon, they must be at least regarded as presenting an ancient perspective; Jesus son of Sirach put it thus as pertaining to the heavenly function:

6 He made the moon also to serve (appear) in her season for a declaration of times, and a sign of the world. 7 From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreaseth in her perfection. 8 The month (Chodesh) is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing (Hebrew word for month: Chodesh-H2320-חדשׁ-From H2318-to be new; causatively to rebuild; the new moon) (9?)being an instrument of the armies (Camp pitched) above, shining in the firmament of heaven; 9 The beauty of heaven, the glory of the stars, an ornament, giving light to the highest places of the Lord 10 At the commandment of the holy one they will stand in their order, and never faint in their watches.

From the wisdom of Sirach, we see not only the clock work or the moon but that of the stars with it in the back drop. The moon traveling through the stars in the firmament of Heaven is seen as a camp or army pitched on high standing watch. The moon and stars work together in Jesus son of Sirach’s mind, yet the moon is no doubt the the “sign (G4592) of the feasts (G1859), among those “feasts” of the post captivity Israelites was the weekly Sabbath / seventh day as the Law in Lev 23 has commanded In the LXX Greek text of Sirach the same words are used as in Lev 23 and Exo 31:13-17. As the moon makes declaration of time, it must therefore be a declaration of the week and thus of the Sabbath.

( NOT IN BOOKLET, added for synopsis clarity, I HOPE!

On account of the Biblical, heavenly and natural evidence the fact of the determination is yet to be had on what day the sabbath would indefinitely be?, or in these matters it is better to be said, most likely be ? Above it is outlined by scriptural evidence that the sabbath is indeed a:

Sign = owth – אות H226: Exo 31:13-17

Season = mo-ad מועדH4150 :Lev 23:2-3

Day = yomיוםH3117: Gen 2:2 -3, et al

and even a Year, however this is not the subject matter particularly, Lev 25:8

Then right division must be had in order to determine the exact times of the sabbaths, to fit into the proper division of days in our specific locality as determined from evening to morning and evening again. Remembering the first principles of time division into Days / Yom (s) is important as the first aspect of the lights are inculcated into the formula. There are two “types of days / Yom(s), 1. is the holistic (so called 24hr) Day, this is Yom, as well 2. is the light period of Day as Gen 1:5 showes both. Seen in the operation of the lights of heaven in the aboved outlined points 2. A and 2. D, both types of Day are present, while Gen 1:5 has the functionary nature of the lights built in the function itself, either,always was or was given to the lights in Gen 1:14 to pick up where time was at that very time. Thus evening and morning are the ordained order of heavenly time as a division of day from night and from day to day with in our own locality in the scope of the above heavens.

Psalms 104:19-23 tells that:

(19) He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

(20) Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

(21) The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

(22) The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.

(23) Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.

The season in vrs 19 is the same moad and the evening is the same arab, the life of beast and man are affected by the moad-im, that is the plural form of moad or moad-i which is more the personal form of moad, as used in Lev 23:2 and to be proclaimed, yet the evening tide of the moon’s seasons are appointed by YHWH for all of the world. It is no doubt that a collective civil body, Church, must establish moad-i for the local congration’s worship, yet it must be established upon the moon’s seasons, as the “phases” of the moon are spaced at a 7 day interval is can be seen that the moon’s plural moad-im of Ps 104:19 is the moad-i of Lev 23:2 ‘s personal season of YHWH proclaimed by the children of Israel.

If the lights in the heaven are for seasons (Gen 1:14-18) and seasons are appointed by the moon (Ps 104:19) and are the seasons are sabbaths (Lev 23), the covenantal sabbath sign as described in Exodus 31:13-17, are the literal signs of the moon’s seasons to be proclaimed by local congregations who share in the same evening to evening assembly.

How to use the moon’s sign and seasons.

Functionally, as the wisdom of Jesus son of Sirach, teaches the moon it self was to serve in her season for a declaration of times, and a sign of the world. From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreaseth in her perfection. The month is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing… Above it was mentioned that the Hebrew word Chodesh is the word being refereed to here as it references both the function of the moon’s rebuilding or renewal and the moonth it self. It is therefore able to be understood the sign of the “feasts” is the Exo 31 sabbath sign and the sabbath sign is derived from the moon via it’s Chodesh, or renewal.

Back to booklet excerpt.)

Observing the Sabbath day

…Exodus 31, tells us that the Sabbath is a sign, Genesis 1 tells us that the lights are for signs, this would tell us that the sabbath is a sign in the lights to cause distinction on that day. Some feel that the moon is a “beacon”, that it will give the sign to tell us of the following day to come, which to them is the sabbath. My objection is that, the sabbath is the sign or beacon, as per Ex 31. The moon is for signs, the sign is the sabbath- Just as any other covenant, as mentioned above. But what about when all the phases line up but the last? There is a special reason for the last quarter / last half to some times be off set from the seventh day, that reason is to indicate the length of the month at hand. Some months having 29 days some 30, the only way to know this is by using the Ex 20/ fourth commandment formula. Upon your next month: Follow the seventh day count after the new moon, sighting : first half at solar noon and full as evening , then last half at true midnight until solar noon when sighting on the seventh day- if that night watch of the moon presents a close to perfect half from moon rise to solar noon or a concaved like moon, that is less than half, the month is 29 days in length, giving that following moonth 1 new moon day light period. If however, the sighting on that third weekly Sabbath is a ‘pregnant’ half, that is beyond a half, the moon is in need of more time to become aligned, and is indicating to you a 30 day month, telling you that you will literally have a 2 day new moon day light period, one at the end of the moonth and another at the beginning as the 1st day of the following moonth.

An example of a 30 day month with 2 days of new moon is given in 1Sa 20:27, where David’s seat is empty for a new moon feast, not just one but two days, John Gill’s exposition of the bible says this:1 Samuel 20:27

And it came to pass on the morrow, which was the second day of the month,…. The Targum is,”and it was on the day after it, which was the intercalation of the second month;”when the beginning of the month was judged of by the appearance of the moon, and there was a difficulty about that, what day it appeared on, two days were kept for it; and Abarbinel (e) is clear for it, that two days were kept in this month…

It is known to many peoples of the world who still use the moon as a keeper of the month, that this formula, using the number seven woven in to the lunar cycle tells the enumeration of days in the month at hand, would not David and Johnathan have known this when David said unto Jonathan, “Behold, to morrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at even. Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty. And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself…(1 Samuel 20:5-19)

Numbering from the day they spoke, being the sabbath day of the 29th, the friends knew their were to be a 2 day new moon scheduled for that month.

Furthermore, to add to this evidence is the very words and alignment of the following chapter of 1 Samuel when David directly after goes to Abiathar the Priest in asking for bread: And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under mine hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women. And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel. So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shewbread, that was taken from before YHWH, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

(1Sa 21:4-6 KJV)

When seeing that the men had kept themselves from women for three days, we know from the previous chapter that it was on account of the New moons and the Sabbath. How do we know the sabbath was assuredly connected with the new moon at this time and represents the point I am wishing to make?

And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month (And it came to pass in the first month, in the second year after their going forth out of Egypt, the new moon40:17 Brenton)…Moses reared up the tabernacle…And he put the table in the tent of the congregation, upon the side of the tabernacle northward, without the vail. And he set the bread in order upon it before YHWH; as YHWH had commanded Moses... (Exo 40:17-24)

Connecting the resent above verse which is indicative of the new moon, being the first day of the month, with Lev 24:5-9: And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof… And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before YHWH. And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto YHWH. Every sabbath he shall set it in order before YHWH continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant…

Not only do the facts show that the first day of the month/new moon is the day of setting the table of shewbread in order before YHWH, but they likewise make known that this event was commanded to be done every Sabbath; therefore the new moon must be part of the Sabbath ordained by God and known to Israel.

In ending this work I wish to lastly make this point before ending off, due to the information contained in the language, it must not be forgotten that the Sabbath as dictated by the Heavens is a lunar event, it is not just a day or a repetitious count of days, it is a literal happening which signifies that a seventh of time has passed, for example I would encourage you to read the Greek LXX and the New Testament Greek scriptures to see the language used in speaking of what was translated a “week”, I will give a few examples:

LXX-Septuagint

English from Greek Texts +Strong’s Numbers

Psa_24:1 A Psalm for David on the first day of the week. (Brenton LXX)

Psa_24:0 A psalm to David of the oneG1520 of theG3588 Sabbaths.G4521 (ABP+)

 

Psa_48:1 A Psalm of praise for the sons of Core on the second day of the week. (Brenton LXX)

Psa_48:0 A psalm; an ode to the sons of Korah; secondG1208 Sabbath.G4521 (ABP+)

 

Psa_94:1 A Psalm of David for the fourth day of the week. (Brenton LXX)

Psa_94:0 A psalm to David; fourthG5076.1 of Sabbath.G4521 (ABP+)

New Testament

English from Greek Texts +Strong’s Numbers

Mat 28:1 In the end(G3796) of the sabbath,G4521 as it began to dawnG2020 towardG1519 the firstG3391 day of the week,G4521… (KJV)

And lateG3796 G1161 on Sabbath,G4521 in the evening on day oneG1520 of Sabbath,G4521 came…(ABP+)

οψεG3796 δεG1161 NOW LATE σαββατωνG4521 τηG3588 ON SABBATH, επιφωσκουσηG2020 [G5723] AS IT WAS GETTING DUSK ειςG1519 TOWARD “THE” μιανG3391 FIRST “DAY” σαββατωνG4521 OF “THE” WEEK… (IGNT+)

Act 20:7 And upon the firstG3391 day of theG3588 week,G4521… (KJV)

And on day oneG1520 of theG3588 Sabbaths,G4521 … (ABP+)

εν δε τη μιαG3391 FIRST “DAY” τωνG3588 OF THE σαββατωνG4521 WEEK… (IGNT+)

1Co_16:2 Upon the firstG2596 G3391 day of the weekG4521… (KJV)

According to oneG1520 of the SabbathsG4521 …(ABP+)

κατα μιανG3391 EVERY FIRST “DAY” σαββατωνG4521 OF THE WEEK… (IGNT+)

All of the above verses of Holy Writ are using the word Sabbath (Lit. Greek: Sabaton), in the sense of the word week, yet the ancient cultural mindset is ignored by many. For instance, read any one of the above Greek Scriptures, from LXX or NT text and you will see a number such as: one, two or four followed by “of Sabbath”; in the Brenton, Interlinear Greek New Testament and KJV the translators kept with keeping the concept of a week, as in the “first, second or fourth (day) not in Greek Text) of the week”, making the Hebrew-Greek word “sabaton” equivalent to the English word week, which has been shown above in the Hebrew to be true, yet in keeping with the Biblical Hebrew concept that the word Sabbath, shabwa, and shaba are all grammatic variants meaning rest, fulfill, settle, oath, swear, seven and week, the above Greek makes logical sense that both the Brenton translation and the Apostles Bible translation accuratly display that the week is made of sevenths, and sevenths are fulfilled by Sabbath days. The Greek translations of the original Hebrew have presented a fractional way to explain the Israelite Sabbath. For when using the moon as a time keeper as explained previously, the moon presents it’s signs in sevenths: thus it is that the first, second and fourth (day) of sabbath mentioned are simply referring to the moon’s light as a fractional ‘pie chart’, showing the one of seven = 1/7 = first day of the week; two of seven = 2/7 = second day of the week or four of seven = 4/7 = fourth day of the week, the sighting is as seen in the heavens by the Sabbath observer.

I have placed this information on the Greek scriptures at this point to tie in the new moon’s relevance to having a Gen 1:14 Sabbath, working in harmony with with Exodus 20’s fourth commandment. The Greek abstract language is used in a perfectly harmonious way to explain a very organic system, based on facts and evidence.

Some have insisted that the Greek words literally translated “First of the Sabbath”, validate a “Sunday” sabbath, or a first day of the week sabbath, yet a sabbath by definition is the fulfillment of the one through six working days, the completed, settled, ceased, Sabbath(ed) days. The Pagan named day of Sunday can never be the biblical Sabbath hallowed and commanded by the Father of our Lord Jesu(s) Christ; remember that all modern “week days” are just names, identifying and measuring nothing intrinsic, save a repeating count on a Roman Catholic calendar. While the Greek verses above are no doubt referring to “the first day of the week”, the week in reference is that of the Sabbath (as the Greek states) and not the week of Pagan Rome adopted by the RC popes.

While many Bible students such as my self have thought (and do unfortunately think yet) though the Pagan Roman Catholic culture- which ignores the relevance of the new moon as mentioned in scripture. For our culture sees Exodus 20:8-11 / the fourth commandment, that a ‘week’ must be made of 7 days of 24 hours, the and only the 7th 24 hour day is the sabbath. Interesting enough in out Anglo-Saxon root word of our English word “Week”, is in the very bending of the moon, as was the focal point, and the meaning of the word; for at the end of the first week the moon was a straight half, at the full moon the bend was straightening again towards the last half and after the last half the bend was heading towards the bends or crescents of the new moon, last and first sliver; even the pagan yet natural minded Anglo-Saxons had an intrinsic week. Our culture has no place for a ‘week’ which corroborates perfectly with the ‘month’, which is (as it’s name says) based on the moon. Yet the new moon can be seen in Holy Writ some 20 times in the most commonly read King James version, while the Hebrew text from which the King James version is translated uses חדש – Chodesh, the word for new moon or month (as mentioned previously in the apcryphal book of the Wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach or Ecclesiasticus 43:8) some 280 times. The New moon and Sabbath are mentioned by God’s Word side by side in 2Ki. 4:23; Isa. 66:23; Eze. 46:1; Amos 8:5, Col 2:16. Not to mention Leviticus 23 which not only (as mentioned previously) goes out of the way to teach us that the Sabbath is a “feast” or better translated “appointed season”, that is a heavenly event as per Gen 1:14-15, and signaled by the lights of heaven, but that it reaffirms the lunar parallel of the Sabbath by specifying the feast of trumpets to be a Sabbath New moon, the first day of the seventh moonth.

It is common that the new moon will be the stumbling block for any Nomian Christian reading this work, such stumbling blocks are generally one of two:

1. The new moon is not commanded to be a sabbath in the law.

Answer- The New moon is mentioned in the Law, specificly in Numbers 10:10, where YHWH commands the new moon to be among the days of our gladness to blow the trumpet and to call an assembly, Before the temple was destroyed a sacrifice of offerings were presented at this solemn assembly as was so on the Sabbath (Num 28:11-14 shows the priest’s part in this command). Further more, if the Sabbath is a heavenly lunar event, the new moon would definitely be among the Sabbath days, and thus be commanded by all Sabbatical law, especially Exodus 31 and Exodus 20.

2. The new moon based sabbath proposed breaks the 4th commandment by having it’s first or last week of 8 days depending on the new moon and NOT having a consistent 7 day week through out.

Answer- While this is true that all lunar months will have no less than 8 days to the first week of a month of 29 days and if the moonth has 30 days, the last week directly before the 8 day first week will have 8 days as well. Yet this does NOT break the commandment for the following: The days of Sabbath are NOT working days, and simply comply with all sabbtical law that states ” Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath…”, by this harmony is found as YHWH speaks in Ezekiel 46:1 (as mentioned previously), the Sabbath and new moon are NOT among the “six working days”. This is the simplest way to harmonize the Sabbath command with the Creation laws of Genesis 1:14 leading us directly to the new moon.