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The Menorah of Life

  1. 1. Zekeniam Y’Isra’EL Sherut haRitztzuy (the ministry of reconciliation) by whom we have now received the ( Atonement) reconciliation of the Dvar HaRitztzuy Let this day be a day of reconciliation and regeneration [ehyeh asher ehyeh] I AM 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:"and YHWH said to mosheh , i am that which i am. [ehyeh asher ehyeh] and he said, so you will say to thesons of yisrael, "i am [ehyeh] has sent me to you." and YHWH said further to mosheh, now you are to say to the sons of yisrael, "YHWH, elohey of your fathers abraham, yitschaq [isaac], and yaaqob [jacob], hassent me to you. this is my name forever, and this is my memorial for generation to generation." "Shemoth
  2. 2. 6:3," and i appeared to abraham, to yitschaq, and to yaaqob as hashadday [the almighty]. and my name, YHWH, was not well known (famous) to them. YHWH, elohey tsebaoth, is his name. The ministry of reconciliation Message of Reconciliation Torah sh’Bichtav (Written Torah) Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. THE MENORAH of LIFE ‫עץ חיים‬ ets chaiyim, “the tree of life,” alluding most manifestly to the tree so called which YHWH in the beginning planted in the garden of Paradise, The leaves are the blessings of wisdom given to men, preserve them in life, comfort them through life, cause them to triumph in death, and ensure them a glorious immortality. Mishlei 3:18 She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her. Mishlei 3:19-25YHWH ( ‫ )יהוה‬by chokmah hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.Beni (my son):Let not them depart from thine eyes:keep sound chokmah (wisdom)
  3. 3. and discretion:So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.Then shalt thouwalk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumbleWhen thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. Mishlei 11:30 The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise. ( The garden of eden was filled with trees of righteousness, these trees of light( righteousness) were the elohim of YHWH, chief among them was Yahu(ah)shua ) A Blind man healed at Beit-Tzaidah Markus 8:22-25And He cometh to Beit Tzaidah; and they bring a blind man to Him, and besought Him to touch him.And He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought.And He looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that He put [his] hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. The town of Bethsaida is Beit Tzaidah in Hebrew. Tzaidah in Hebrew means nets. So Beit Tzaidah is House of Nets. Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Master. The Great Catch of Fish Loukas 5:1-9 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the Dvar Elohim, he stood by the lake kinneret (lake of the harp)And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing [their] nets.And he entered into one of the ships, which was Shimons, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.Now when he hadleft speaking, he said unto Shimon,Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.And Shimon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.And they beckoned unto [their] partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.WhenShimon Kefa saw [it], he fell down at Yeshua knees, saying: Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Master.
  4. 4. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:And so [was] also Yaakov, and Yochanan, banim Zavdai, which were partners with Shimon. And Yeshua ( ‫ )ישוע‬said unto Shimon,Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him. Rightousness is the keeping of the commandments ( to live in the light) which correspondes to the menorah Seven Buds Seven High sabbath days Passover, Feast of Unleaven bread, Feast of weeks Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement Feast of Tabernacles The last Great Day Seven days = seven thousand years of mans age Every seventh day is the sabbath Hebrews is read right to left 645 (7) 321 corresponding to the Ruakh haQodesh (Sacred sprit) is each facet of light that is Yahu(ah)shua HaMeshiakh has written in To Whom shall he teach knowledge? Yeshayahu 11:2 The Ruakh (spirit) of YHWH shall rest upon Him the Ruakh of wisdom and understanding, the Ruakh of counsel and might, the Ruakh of knowledge and of the fear of YHWH The above verse correspondes to the Candlestick of YHWH 645 (7) 321
  5. 5. Fear (1) brings knowledge (2) in the might (3) of Yahu(ah)shua (1/4/7) in the counsel (6) of understanding (5( is wisdom (1/4/7) The one/ fourth/seventh day respresents Yahu(ah)shua at creation, among men, and in his Kingdom REMINDER (hebrew is written left to right so we read , so we read The fear of YHWH brings knowledge, his might brings light (Yahu(ah)shua ) counsel and understanding and wisdom of YHWH , for his Ruakh rests upon him Mishlei 11:30 The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise. To live in the light, is to keep the commandments Truth is Light The tree of life is the light of YHWHYahu(ah)shua personally is not only the truth, but He is the centre round which all truthcircles. From Him all truth radiates, and therefore, no matter what may be the subject in the Word of YHWH we desire to learn, we are certain to learn it more truly, and deeply, more accurately if we view it in its connection with, and relation to, the Person of Yahu(ah)shua , rather than by dwelling on the way that truth may affect ourselves, or relate to ourselves. the testimony of Scripture as to the varied works of the Ruakh HaQodesh of YHWH If we are to learn the action of the Ruakh of YHWH at the present time, and His relationto those who are the children of YHWH , we must begin with Yahu(ah)shua Himself, It isindeed truly delightful to the renewed soul to discover that it is Yahu(ah)shua Himself, as Man, who illustrates the nature, and character of the relationship to YHWH , into whichYahu(ah)shua introduces us, and into the enjoyment of which the Ruakh of YHWH would now bring our souls.(nephesh) In truth, what the Ruakh of YHWH was to Yahu(ah)shua ,as Man, He is to us.
  6. 6. Ruakh HaQodesh [ ,G4151, pneuma ] primarily denotes the wind" (akin to pneo, "to breathe, blow"); also "breath;" then, especially "the Ruakh," which, like the wind, is invisible, immaterial and powerful. The Ruakh of YHWHThe Ruakh HaQodesh ,wherewith Yahu(ah)shua was anointed,is the same Ruakh we are each impregnated with, on repentence, believe and immersion in His Name Acts10:38How Elohim anointed Yahu(ah)shua Natzeret with the Ruakh HaQodesh and with power: who went about doing good, (light) and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; (darkness) for Elohim was with him. Hence we read and by whom his mother was overshadowed Loukas 1:35. And the Messenger answered and said unto her: The Ruach HaQodesh shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: will rest upon him; not only come upon him at certain times, as he did upon the prophets now and then at his pleasure, but shall have its constant and settled abode in him; although the same phrase be sometimes used of other prophets in an inferior sense, Num 11:17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the Ruakh which [is] upon thee, and will put [it] upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear [it] not thyself alone. 2Ki 2:15. And when ha Benai Neviim which [were] to view at Yericho saw him, they said: "The Ruakh of Eliyahu doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him." The Ruakh of wisdom and understanding; which hath these perfections in itself, and confers them upon us. It is neither easy, nor at all necessary, exactly to distinguish these two gifts; it is sufficient that they are necessary qualifications for a elder, and for a teacher, both which offices were to meet in the Moshiach; and it is evident that they signify a practical and perfect knowledge of all things necessary for the discharge of his trust, and for his own and people’s good, and a sound judgment, to distinguish between things that differ. Of counsel and might; of prudence, to give good counsel; and of might and courage, to execute it; which are two necessary qualifications of a ruler. Of knowledge; of the perfect knowledge of the whole will and counsel of YHWH ( He is ) EHYEH, especially that which concerns the salvation of men, the prosecution whereof was his
  7. 7. great work, as also of all secret and hidden things, yea, of the hearts of men, the knowledge whereof is ascribed to Yahu(ah)shua . Mattiyahu 9:4And Yahu(ah)shua ( ‫ ) ישוע‬knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? In telling us what the thoughts of our hearts are, (for we expressed nothing publicly,) he gives us the fullest proof of his power to forgive sins; because YHWH only can forgive sins, and YHWH only can search and know the heart. Yahu(ah)shua pronounced the mans sins forgiven; and gave the scribes the fullest proof of his power to do so, by telling them what, in the secret of their souls, they thought on the subject.YHWH sounds the secrets of all hearts-no sin escapes his notice; howsenseless then is the sinner to think he sins securely when unseen by men! Let us take heed to our hearts, as well as to our conduct, for YHWH searches out and condemns all that does not spring from, and leads not to himself. Rev 2:23. And I will kill her children with death; and all the Assemblies shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. In the same manner YHWH predicts the destruction of the heretics and heresies It should seem by the expression, I am he which searcheth the reins and the hearts, thatthese heretics lurked about, and sowed their pernicious doctrines secretly. But our Saviour tells them that it was in vain, for he had power to bring their deeds to light, having that Divine power of searching into the Evilly and affections of men; and hereby he would showboth them and us that he is, according to his title, The Son of YHWH; and hath such eyes to pry into their actions, that, like a fire, they will search into every thing, and burn up the chaff which cannot stand his trial; so that the depths of haSatan, mentioned in the next verse, to which this alludes, Yahu(ah)shua assuming here this title purposely) shall avail nothing to those who think by their secret craft to undermine the belief of the Set Apart ones; he will not only bring to light, but baffle all their evil intentions. Of the fear of YHWH not a fear of diffidence or horror, but of reverence; a care to please him, and loathness to offend him, which well became the Messiah towards his YHWH ( He is) EHYEH and Father. Tehillim 111:10 The fear of YHWH ( YHWH) (He is EYHEH)[is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [His commandments]: The menorah is the Lamp of EYHEH, it represents Yahu(ah)shua , and has we count the buds left and right, the middle bud is Yahu(ah)shua Seed, Continue, heir, Son, The Dvar a Lamp and Light for All Occassions
  8. 8. Tehillim 119:105-112 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. I have sworn and determined to keep the judgments of Your righteousness I have been very greatly afflicted, O YHVH; revive me, according to Your word Accept, O YHVH, the freewill offerings of my mouth, and teach me Your judgments. My soul is continually in Your hands; and I have not forgotten Your torat. The wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts. Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, For they are the rejoicing of my heart I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, to the very end.Keeping the commandments of YHWH was the message the spoken word brought tomankind, that message was givern in the garden of eden before mans fall and will be the Torah of the new Yerushalayim The torah is the written word of EYHEH Yahu(ah)shua is the living word in the flesh Mishlei 6:23 For the mitzvot [is] a lamp; and the Torah Ohr (light); and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life: A wise person is a model of a meaningful life. Like a tree attracts people to its shade,a wise persons sense of purpose attracts others who want to know how they, too, can find meaning. Gaining wisdom yourself can be the first step in leading people to YHWH. For YHWH knows the way of the righteous:“The tree of life” which Adamah was not to taste lies open to his children. Wisdom is the “tree of life,” giving a true immortality. YirmeYahu 21:8 And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith YHWH ( ‫ :) יהוה‬Hinneh, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death. The allusion seems to be to a phrase used by Mosheh, when he gave the law; obedience to which would issue in life, and disobedience in death, Deu_30:15-20 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love YHWH ( ‫ ) יהוה‬Eloheicha, to halak in Hisways, and to keep His mitzvot and His chukkot and His mishpatim, that thou mayest live and multiply: and YHWH ( ‫ ) יהוה‬Eloheicha shall bless thee in the eretz whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other YHWHs, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, [and that] ye shall not prolong [your] daysupon the eretz, whither thou passest over Yarden to go to possess it. I call shamayim and eretz to record this day against you, [that] I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
  9. 9. That thou mayest love YHWH ( ‫ ) יהוה‬Eloheicha, [and] that thou mayest shema (obey) His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him: for he [is] thy life, and the length ofthy days: that thou mayest dwell in the eretz which YHWH ( ‫ ) יהוה‬sware unto thy avot, to Avraham, to Yitzhak, and to Yaakov, to give them. Tehillim 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: YHWH ( ‫ ) יהוה‬my Elohim ( ‫ ) אלהים‬will enlighten my darkness. The lighting of the lamp is a cheerful moment in the winters evening, but the lifting up of the light of YHWHs countenance is happier far. It is said that the poor in Egypt will stint themselves of bread to buy oil for the lamp, so that they may not sit in darkness; we could well afford to part with all earthly comforts if the light of YHWHs love could but constantly gladden our soul Iyov 29:3 When his candle shined upon my head, [and when] by his light I walked [through] darkness; Job fondly remembered the days when it seemed that YHWH was for him rather than against him. It reminds us of the fact that Job’s great crisis after his catastrophic losses was primarily spiritual, in that he did not sense the support and succor of YHWH in the aftermath of his loss. “It is a great thing for a man to be near to YHWH; it is a very choice privilege to be admitted into the inner circle of communion, and to become YHWH’s familiar friend. Great as the privilege is, so great is the loss of it. No darkness is so dark as that which falls on eyes accustomed to the light.” (Spurgeon) Pro 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: The commandment is a lamp kept burning with the oil of the Ruakh, We cannot offer any thing to YHWH, that he will accept but what he is pleased to teach us to do.To have our soul or life continually in our hands, implies constant danger of life; yet he did not forget YHWHs promises nor his precepts. There are two ways, two destinies There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death. Tehillim 1:1Happy is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scoffers, YHWH doesnt judge us on the basis of race, sex, or national origin. He judges us on the basis of our faith in him and our response to his revealed will. Those who diligently try to obey YHWHs will are blessed. They are like healthy, fruit-bearing trees planted along a riverbank with strong roots
  10. 10. Jer-17:7-8Blessed [is] the man that trusteth in YHWH ( ‫ ,) יהוה‬and whose hope YHWH ( ‫ ) יהוה‬is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and [that] spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. and YHWH promises to watch over them. YHWHs wisdom guides their lives. In contrast, those who dont trust and obey YHWH have meaningless lives that blow away like dust. Tehillim( Praises) Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the Torah of YHWH; and in His Torah he meditates day and night. Delight ‫חפצו‬ chephtso, his will, desire, affection, every motive in his heart, and every moving principle in his soul, are on the side of YHWH and his truth. He takes up the law of the Lord as the rule of his life; he brings all his actions and affections to this holy standard. He looketh into the perfect law of liberty; and is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the word; and is therefore blessed in his deed. He not only reads to gain knowledge from the Divine oracles, but he meditates on what he has read, feeds on it; and thus receiving the sincere milk of the word, he grows thereby unto eternal life. This is not an occasional study to him; it is his work day and night. As his heart is in it, the employment must be frequent, and the disposition to it perpetual. Rhomaios 13:8-10 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the Torah. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if[there be] any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the Torah. Tehillim 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; [it shall be] a kindness: and let him reprove me; [it shall be] an excellent oil, [which] shall not break my head: for yet my tefillah also [shall be] in their calamities. “Let the righteous chastise me in mercy, and instruct me: but let not the oil of the wicked anoint my head. It shall not adorn ( ‫ יני‬yani, from ‫ נוה‬navah) my head; for still my prayer shall be against their wicked works.” Yeshayahu 8:20 To ha Torah and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them. Law and testimony each refer to YHWH’s Word. We might say that law refers to YHWH’s holy commands, and testimony refers to His dealings with His people as
  11. 11. recorded in His Word. But that may be slicing it too thin, because often similar terms for YHWH’s Word are repeated, not for the sake of distinction, but for the sake of emphasis. “Let us remember, as servants of the true Gospel, what M’Cheyne beautifully said; ‘Depend upon it,’ said he, ‘it is YHWH’s Word not man’s comment upon YHWH’sWord, that saves souls;’ and I have marked, that if ever we have a conversion at anytime, in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the conversion is rather traceable to the text, or to some Scripture quoted in the sermon, than to any trite or original sayingby the preacher. It is YHWH’s Word that breaks the fetters and sets the prisoner free, it is YHWH’s Word instrumentally that saves souls, and therefore let us bring everything to the touchstone.” (Spurgeon) If there is a disagreement between YHWH’s word and the word of the messenger, it isn’t hard to figure out who is wrong. The messenger is wrong. The word judges the messenger; the messenger doesn’t judge the word.When they forsake YHWH’s wordand trust in mediums and wizards and the dead, they are courting darkness, not light. Wisdom as a Family Treasure (4:1-9) Fatherly adviced Mishlei 4 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my torah. For I was my fathers son, tender and only [beloved] in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my mitzvot, and live. Get chokmah, get understanding: forget [it] not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Chokmah (wisdom) [is] the principal thing; [therefore] get chokmah (wisdom): and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. Shema, O Beni (my son),and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. I have taught thee inthe way of chokmah; I have led thee in right paths. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. Take firm hold ofmusar (instruction); let [her] not go: keep her; for she [is] thy life. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil [men]. Avoid it, pass not by it, turnfrom it, and pass away. For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause [some] to fall. For they eat the lechem ofwickedness, and drink the wine of violence But the path of the just [is] as the shininglight, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked [is] as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. Beni (my son): Attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they [are] life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with
  12. 12. all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life. Put away from thee a frowardmouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thineeyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil. Hebrews 12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. Rev 2:5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and make teshuvah, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy Menorah out of his place, except thou make teshuvah. The first step in restoration is to them to remember. from where we have fallen. This means remembering where we used to be in our love for YHWH and for one another. When the Prodigal Son was in the pigpen, the first step in restoration was remembering what life was like back in his father’s home This is always the first step in getting back to where we should be with YHWH.This is not a command to feel sorry, or really to feel anything. It means to change your direction, to go a different way. It is an “urgent appeal for instant change of attitude and conduct, before it istoo late.”This means that they must go back to the basics, to the very first things they did when you first fell in love with Yahu(ah)shua . These are the things that we never grow beyond. . What are the first works? Remember how you used to spend time in His Word? Remember how you used to pray? Remember the joy in getting together with other Set Apart Ones? Remember how excited you were about telling others about Yahu(ah)shua ? We might say that haSatan has done a masterful job in creating a sense of general dissatisfaction with these first works.Believers will run after almost every new, strange “method” or “program” for growth and stability. Our shortened attention spans make us easily “bored” with the truest excitement. Sometimes we will do almost anything except the first works. Or else I will come to you quickly and removeyour lampstand from its place: Yahu(ah)shua gives them a stern warning. Unless they repent, He will remove their light and His presence.When their lampstand is removed, they may continue as an organization, but no longer as a true assembly of Yahu(ah)shua HaMashiyach Eloneinu Yahu(ah)shua HaMashiyach In His Name
  13. 13. His servant and yours Shalom in Righteousness by the GRACE of YHWH keiYAH nätzräya remember 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, though worthy 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