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Change Your Life

  1. 1. Zekenim YIsraEL Sherut haRitztzuy (the ministry of reconciliation) by whom we have now received the ( Atonement) reconciliation of the Dvar HaRitztzuyLet this day be a day of reconciliation and regeneration) Unto EHYEH ASHER EHYEH My Memorial for generation after generation." Shemot 3:13-16 This is MY NAME for ever, I AM / WILL BE WHAT I AM / WILL BE: The ministry of reconciliation Message of Reconciliation Torah sh’Bichtav (Written Torah)
  2. 2. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. "Change your life. His message was simple and austere,like his desert surroundings: Change your life. YHWHs kingdom is here. The Kingdom of Heaven began when YHWH himself entered human history as a man. Today The Words of Yahu(ah)shua HaMeshiakh are written in the hearts of believers Heb 8:7If the first plan--the old covenant--had worked out, a second wouldnt have been needed. Now there enters into the picture a thought that was never far from the mind of the writer to the Hebrews. Religion to him, remember, was access to YHWH; therefore the supreme function of any priest was to open the way to YHWH for men. He removed the barriers between YHWH and man; he built a bridge across which man could go into the presence of YHWH. But we could put this another way. Instead of talking about access toYHWH we might talk about access to reality. Every religious writer has to search for terms which his readers will understand. He has to present his message in language and in thoughts which will get home because they are familiar or at least will strike a chord in the readers mind.
  3. 3. Covenant In the Bible the Greek word that is always used for a covenant is diatheke and there was a special reason for the choice of this rather unusual word. Ordinarily a covenant is an agreement entered into by two people. It is dependent on conditions on which they mutually agree; and if either should break the conditions thecovenant becomes void. It is sometimes used in that simple sense in the Old Covenant. its distinctive use is to describe the relationship between YIsrael and YHWH. Deut 4:23 "Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of the YHWH your Eloahi In the New Covenant the word is also used to describe the relationship between YHWH and man. But there is a strange point which requires explanation. For all normal uses the Greek word for an agreement is suntheke which is the word for a marriage covenant or bond and for an agreement between two states. Further, in all normal Greek diatheke means not an agreement, but a will. (sadly 99% of mankind misses this point and deny YHWHs will in our lifes Why should the New Covenant use this word for a covenant? The reason is this suntheke always describes an agreement entered into on equal terms. The parties to a suntheke are on the one level and each can bargain with the other. But YHWH and man do not meet on equal terms. In the Scriptual sense of a covenant, the whole approach comes from YHWH. Man cannot bargain with YHWH; he cannot argueabout the terms of the covenant; he can only accept or reject the offer that YHWH makes. The supreme example of such an agreement is a will. The conditions of a will are not made on equal terms. They are made entirely by one person, the testator, and the other party cannot alter them but can only accept or refuse
  4. 4. the inheritance offered. That is why our relationship to YHWH is described as a diatheke, a covenant for theterms of which only one person is responsible. That relationship is offered us solely on the initiative and the grace of YHWH. As Philo said: "It is fitting for YHWH to give and for a wise man to receive." When we use the word covenant, we must always remember that it does not mean that man made a bargain with YHWH on equal terms. It always means that the whole initiative is with YHWH; the terms are his and man cannot alter them in the slightest. Heb 8:8 But we know the first was found wanting, because YHWH said, Heads up! The days are coming when Ill set up a new plan for dealing with YYIsrael and Judah. The ancient covenant, so well known to the Jews, was the one made with the people after the giving of the law. YHWH graciously approached the people of YYIsrael. He offered them a unique relationship to himself; but that relationship was entirely dependent on the keeping of the law. We see the YYIsraelites accepting that condition in Exo 24:1-8. He said to Mosheh, "Climb the mountain to YHWH , you and Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders of YIsrael. They will worship from a distance; only Mosheh will approach YHWH . The rest are not to come close. And the people are not to climb the mountain at all." So Mosheh went to the people and told them everything YHWH had said--all the rules and regulations. They all answered in unison: "Everything YHWH said, well do." Then Mosheh wrote it all down, everything YHWH had said. He got up early the next morning and built an Altar at the foot of the mountain using twelve pillar-stones for the twelve tribes of YIsrael. Then he directed young YIsraelite men to offer Whole-Burnt-Offerings and sacrifice Peace-Offerings of bulls. Mosheh took half the blood and put it in bowls; the other half he threw against the Altar. Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it as the people listened. They said,
  5. 5. "Everything YHWH said, well do. Yes, well obey." Mosheh took the rest of the blood and threw it out over the people, saying, "This is the blood of the covenant which YHWH has made with you out of all these words I have spoken." The argument of the writer to the Hebrews is that that old covenant is done away with and that Yahu(ah)shua has brought a new relationship with YHWH. In this passage we can distinguish certain marks of the Renewed covenant which Yahu(ah)shua brought. The writer begins by pointing out that the idea of a Renewed covenant is not something revolutionary. It is already there in Jer 31:31-34, .The time is coming when I will make a Renewed covenant with YIsrael and Judah. It wont be a repeat of the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took their hand tolead them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant even though I did my part as their Master." YHWHs Decree. "This is the Renewed covenant that I will make with YIsrael when the time comes. I will put my law within them--write it on their hearts! WAKE UP. It is YHWH;s Ruakh within that enables us to keep his commandments, for the Ruakh writes it upon the Ruakhual heart of those he has called and chosen and be their YHWH. And they will be my people.They will no longer go around setting up schools to teach each other about YHWH. Theyllknow me firsthand, the dull and the bright, the smart and the slow. Ill wipe the slate clean for each of them. Ill forget they ever sinned!"
  6. 6. YHWHs Decree. which he quotes in full. Further, the very fact that scripture speaks of the Renewed covenant shows that the old was not fully satisfactory. Had it been, a Renewed covenant would never have needed to be mentioned. Scripture looked to a Renewed covenant andtherefore itself indicated that the old covenant was not perfect. This covenant will not only be Renewed; it will be different in quality and in kind. In Greek there are two words for renewed. Neos describes a thing as being new in point of time. It might be a precise copyof its predecessors, but since it has been made after the others, it is neos. Kainos means not only Renewed in point of time, but Renewed in point of quality. This covenant which Yahu(ah)shua introduces is different in quality from the old covenant. The writer to the Hebrews uses two words to describe the old covenant. He says that it is geraskon ,which means not only ageing, but ageing into decay. He says that it is near to Aphanismos is the word that is used for wiping out a city, obliterating an inscription, or abolishing a law. Sothe covenant which Yahu(ah)shua brings is new in quality and completely overwrites but does not supercede the old. These words of Ruakhual origin, are written upon the Ruakhual heart of them who believe, Wherein is this covenant renewed? It is renewed in its scope. It is going to include the house of YYIsrael and the house of Judah. One thousand years before this, in the days of Rehoboam, the kingdom had split apart, into YYIsrael with the ten tribes and Judah with the two, and these two sections had never come together again. The new covenant is going to unite that which has been divided; in it the old enemies will be at one It is new in its universality. All men would know YHWH from the least to the greatest. That was something quite new. In the ordinary life of the Jews there was a complete cleavage. On the one hand there were the Pharisees and the orthodox who kept the law; on the other hand there were what were contemptuously called The People of the Land, the ordinary people who did not fully observe the details of the ceremonial law. They were completely despised. It was forbidden to have any fellowship with them; to marry ones daughter to one of them was worse than to throw her to a wild beast; it was forbidden to go on a journey with them; it was even forbidden, as far as it was possible, to have any trade or business dealings
  7. 7. with them. To the rigid observers of the law the ordinary people were beyond the pale. But in the Renewed covenant these breaches would no longer exist. All men, wise and simple, great and small, would know the YHWH. The doors which had been shut were thrown wide open. This then is the fundamental difference. The old covenant depended on obedience to an externally imposed law. The new covenant is to be written upon mens hearts and minds.Men would obey YHWH not because of the terror of punishment, but because they loved him. They would obey him not because the law compelled them unwillingly to do so, but because the desire to obey him was written on their hearts. It will be a covenant which will really effect forgiveness. See how that forgiveness is to come.YHWH said that he would be gracious to their iniquities and could forget their sins. Now it is all of YHWH . The new relationship is based entirely on his love.Under the old covenant a man could keep this relationship to YHWH only by obeying the law; that is, by his own efforts. Now everything is dependent not on mans efforts, but solely on the grace of YHWH .The Renewed covenant puts men into relationship with a YHWH who is still a YHWH of justice but whose justice has been swallowed up in his love. Heb 8:9Ill throw out the old plan I set up with their ancestors when I led them by the hand out of Egypt. They didnt keep their part of the bargain, so I looked away and let it go. One thing remains to say. In Jeremiahs words about the new covenant there is no
  8. 8. mention of sacrifice. It would seem that Jeremiah believed that in the new age sacrifice would be abolished as irrelevant; but the writer to the Hebrews cannot think except in terms of the sacrificial system and very shortly he will go on to speak of Yahu(ah)shua as himself the perfect sacrifice, whose death alone made the new covenant possible for men. Heb 8:10This new plan Im making with YYIsrael isnt going to be written on paper, isnt going to be chiseled in stone; This time Im writing out the plan in them, carving it on the lining of their hearts. Ill be their YHWH, theyll be my people. So the Kingdom of YHWH will not be fully realized until all evil in the world is judgedand removed. Yahu(ah)shua came to earth first as a suffering servant; he will come again as king and judge to rule victoriously over all the earth. Eloneinu Yëshuå HaMeshiakh In His Name Be not blind to the truth And, hinnei, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Yahusha ( ‫ )יהושע‬passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O YHWH, [thou] Ben David. AndYahusha stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto Him, YHWH, that our eyes may be opened. So Yahushahad compassion [on them], and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. His servant and yours Shalom in Righteousness by the GRACE of YHWH keiYAH
  9. 9. nätzräyaremember me and pray for me that YHWH will be gracious unto me and be merciful unto my sins which i have sinned against him. Peace be to them that read and that hear these things and to their servants: Amein and Amein Freely ye have received, freely give A rule necessary, and of great extent. A servant in the Gospel Vineyard, thoughworthy of his Comfortable support while in the work. Should never preach for hire, or make a secular traffic of the Ruakh (spiritual work): what a scandal is it for aman to traffic with gifts which he pretends, at least, to have received from the RuakhHaQodesh, of which he is not the master, but the dispenser. He who preaches to get a living, or make a fortune, is guilty of the most infamous sacrilege

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