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Myrbdl Myrpomh

Ha’Misparim La’Debarim

The Numbers of the Words

by Craig Wm. Peters

Psalm 82 and the Day of hwhy

a The Hebrew phrase, “the Day of hwhy” (hwhy-Mwy), refers to the Day of His vengeance

upon all that is high and lifted up. 1 The Day of hwhy is the period of time in which all strongholds and every lofty thing lifted up against the knowledge of Elohim 2 will be completely destroyed. We speak here of Heavenly Judgment, and not the bombing of abortion clinics by carnal, radical fanatics. If American legislators continue to refuse to end the scourge of abortion, the Heavenly Judgments of hwhy will soon close every door to every abortion clinic forever! We speak here of massive earthquakes, volcanoes, and tidal waves; we speak of fire and brimstone from heaven, the scorching heat of the Sun, and of the most fearsome Fire of all: that which will come forth from hwhy Himself. 3 And this Heavenly Judgment will most assuredly include every nation which has set itself to oppose the Kingdom of hwhy and His Messiah 4 by casting aside His Torah 5 (the Law of His Kingdom) and by persecuting/slaying His chosen people. 6 In response to this rebellion, hwhy promises to eventually destroy every kingdom which refuses to submit to His Reign:

Behold, the eyes of the Sovereign hwhy are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth: only that I will not utterly destroy the House of Ya’acob, says hwhy. Amos 9:8

The great outpouring of the wrath of hwhy El Shaddai will be made known in these Days of Vengeance, 7 days which are now fast approaching. And how far-reaching will they be: this unrelenting chain of overwhelming, apocalyptic judgments? The Messiah foretold of great convulsions in the heavens which would, in turn, have a most devastating effect upon the Earth; as a result, even the seas will roar in a fearsome display of destructive power:

25 And there will be signs in the sun, and moon, and stars, and on the earth anxiety of nations, in bewilderment at the roaring of the sea, and agitation, 26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of what is coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Luke 21:25, ISRV

1 Isaiah 2:10-22

2 Isaiah 2:12-15, 2Corinthians 10:4-5. As He did at the Tower of Babel in antiquity, hwhy will come down and judge mankind for the many things which have been erected in opposition to His Law and His Kingdom.

3 Job 38:12-13, Psalm 11:6, 97:3-5, Isaiah 24:3-6, 30:27-28, 33:14-16, 66:15-16 > 2Thessalonians 1:7-8, 2:8; Joel 1:15-20, Haggai 2:6, Zechariah 14:12, Hebrews 12:25-29, 2Peter 3:10-12, Revelation 16:8-9

4 Psalm 2:1-2

5 Psalm 2:3

6 Psalm 79:6-7, Jeremiah 10:25

7 Luke 21:22, Isaiah 61:2, Jeremiah 25:12-33

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And how real will this fear be amongst those who do not know hwhy and call upon His Name? Through the words of the prophet Zephaniah, we can see a clear indication of just how overwhelming these immense cataclysms will be:

Near is the great Day of hwhy ( hwhy-Mwy ):

near and hasting exceedingly. A voice is the Day of hwhy:

Bitterly crying out there is the mighty man. Zephaniah 1:14

Because of the indescribable nature of these coming judgments, we see even the mightiest of men will be crying out bitterly in fear and brokenness.

In seeking to hear yet more of the Most High’s commentary on the Day of hwhy, we proceed by studying its number value. The misparim value for the phrase, hwhy-Mwy, “the Day of hwhy,” is eighty-two:

82 = (5) h + (6) w + (5) h + (10) y + (40) M + (6) w + (10) y

= hwhy-Mwy = the Day of hwhy

To our amazement, Tehillah 82 reveals a number of highlights regarding the Day of hwhy:

Scripture reveals what will occur in this Day of Wrath; and we are also told why these things must come to pass.

And through it all, we will see the Torah-observant testimony of eswhy the Messiah continuing to reveal the prophetic mind of the Spirit. 8 This is so because the Law of hwhy reveals that which is, and that which was, and that which is yet to come. 9

We continue our study by reading the 82 nd Psalm.

Tehillah 82

A Psalm of Asaph

1 Elohim stands in the assembly of El; He judges among the elohim.

2 How long will you judge perversely, and accept the persons of the wicked?

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3 Judge the poor and the fatherless, do justice to the afflicted and the destitute.

4 Rescue the poor and needy: deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.

5 They know not, neither do they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

6 I have said, “You are elohim; and all of you are sons of the Most High.

7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.”

8 Arise, Elohim, judge the earth: for You shall inherit all the nations.

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In this study, we will walk through Psalm 82, sequentially, and we will see how the subject matter of this song reveals the mind of the Spirit over the coming wrath which El

8 Revelation 19:10, Proverbs 29:18

9 Isaiah 46:9-10, Revelation 1:8,19, Ecclesiastes 1:9, Amos 3:7

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Shaddai will pour out in the Day of hwhy. It is no coincidence that Psalm 82 was positioned to be the eighty-second and that its subject matter speaks of the Day of hwhy, a period of time to be filled with many overwhelming and burning judgments – judgments in which hwhy will, once more, awaken the inhabitants of the earth to righteousness 10 by punishing all disobedience to His immutable, age-abiding Torah – the Word which He has commanded to a thousand generations. 11

Psalm 82:1

1 Elohim stands in the assembly of El; He judges among the elohim.

The Sons of Elohim Convene Before hwhy in the Heavens As G.H. Lang and G.H. Pember have so aptly set forth, the Hebrew phrase “sons of Elohim” refers exclusively to any being created directly by the Most High. 12 Hence, in the Law and the Prophets, the Hebrew phrase, “sons of Elohim,” applies exclusively to the angels/messengers. 13 This also explains why eswhy the Messiah was called “the Son of Elohim” since He was brought forth by the direct, creative working of the Almighty. 14 In Psalm 82, we see these sons of Elohim convening before Him in the Heavenly Court, just as was seen in the account of the prophet Iyob/Job:

6 Now it came to pass on the day when the sons of Elohim came to present themselves before hwhy, that Satan also came among them. 7 And hwhy said to Satan, From where have you come? Then Satan answered hwhy, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8 And hwhy said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Iyob? For there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears Elohim, and turns away from evil. Iyob 1:6-8

The main subject of this gathering appears to have been the prophet Iyob. At yet another such gathering – seen in a vision by the prophet Micaiah – hwhy sends forth a lying spirit to deceive Ahab so the rebellious king will fall/die in a battle:

10 Isaiah 26:9, 66:22-24, 2Peter 3:13

11 Deuteronomy 7:9, Psalm 105:8

12 See “Earth’s Earliest Ages,” by G.H. Pember (1975, Kregel Publications), page 130, and the book’s appendix, “Fallen Angels Taking Human Form.” This book may be ordered online via amazon.com. We recommend purchasing a version which was published in 1975, or later, since the appendix by G.H. Lang may not appear in the earlier versions. A great portion of the book (and its appendix) may presently be read online at:

http://books.google.com/books?id=MAQ4nnK-cEQC&dq=earth's+earliest+ages&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=QuBxSoihM4TEsQP3tKjpCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4

This profound book was first published in 1849.

13 See “Earth’s Earliest Ages,” pages 40-41, 129-135, and the Appendix, “Fallen Angels Taking Human Form,” by

the editor G.H. Lang.

ponder the relevant Scriptures and conclude anything differently. But we must have “ears to hear:” We must approach the topic without bias, and we must be consistent in our use of Scripture. However, readers will have to slowly digest his words since G.H. Lang writes complicated sentences with English from a much different era than our own.

14 Luke 1:35. Because He was directly formed by the Hand of hwhy in the womb of Miriam/Mary, eswhy was called the Son of Elohim. This explains why He could authoritatively quote Psalm 82 (see John 10:33-36), and in His having done so, we are given yet another proof He was/is the Messiah.

Mr. Lang clearly refutes all arguments to the contrary, and we feel one cannot honestly

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19 And he said, “Therefore, hear the word of hwhy:

I saw hwhy sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him:

on His right hand and on His left. 20 And hwhy said, Who will persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. 21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before hwhy, and said, I will persuade him. 22 And hwhy said to him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And He said, You will persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.” 1Kings 22:19-22

So it is evident that there are both good and evil beings which convene before hwhy at Appointed Times in the heavens. At the convening mentioned in Psalm 82 (vs. 1), we notice Elohim is rendering judgment. And as the psalm continues, it immediately indicates the nature of the Most High’s words as He interrogates those beings which are walking in rebellion. We now proceed to ponder the judgment which is rendered over those angels who, in their fallen state, are continuing to walk in disobedience.

Psalm 82:2-4

2 How long will you judge perversely, and accept the persons of the wicked? [Selah] 3 Judge the poor and the fatherless, do justice to the afflicted and the destitute; 4 rescue the poor and needy:

deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.

The Unrighteous Influence in Worldy Affairs We see from this text the nature of the rebuke as well as the nature of the disobedience: These spiritual beings influence world rulers to decree perverse and/or unjust edicts. There are many results of this satanic influence over the minds of men. One such result is that the wicked so often prosper in the political arena while those who are poor and helpless are completely overlooked in the every day basics of life. So very often, the poor are left unassisted as they continue to scrimp, scrape, and suffer through this life. Further, those who should be set forth as rulers are also largely unrecognized and bypassed in this present age. This text from Psalm 82 shows us what many believers have long-since realized: The perversity we so often see in worldly kings/rulers is not without an immense, but lawless, spiritual influence. Sha’ul wrote a significant statement about these adversarial forces which cast darkness over this present world:

10 Finally, be strong in the Sovereign, and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of Elohim, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the Devil. 12 For our wrestling is not against blood and flesh, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavens. Ephesians 6:10-12

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This text shows us the immense influence which the fallen angels still have over the present world system. But this is the influence which hwhy will soon arise to completely arrest in the Day of His anger! Evidence of the evil sway which these beings hold over much of the world is readily seen: One needs only to ponder the power-hungry actions of past world leaders to see abundant proof of this historical, carnal insanity – obviously driven by demonic greed, hatred/murder, lust, and pagan revelry:

Agag, King of the Amalekites

Scriptures indicate Agag slew many men and unjustly made many women childless; he

suffered the same demise at the hands of the prophet Samuel. 15

Hazael, King of Syria

Hazael committed merciless evils against the children of Yisrael: He set their strong holds on fire, slew their young men with the sword, dashed their children over cliffs (or city walls) onto the rocks, and ripped up their pregnant women. 16

Belshazzar

Nebuchadnezzar’s grandson, Belshazzar, held an irreverent feast with his wives and concubines; and in his pagan revelry, this king abused the set apart vessels made for True Worship in the House of hwhy, the Elohim of Yisrael. So the decree of judgment went forth from the Throne of heaven and this king died in the very same night. 17

Herod

Driven by his lust for unending power, and attempting to slay the newborn King of Yisrael, Herod made the murderous decree that all the males in Bethlehem and Judea should be slain from two years old and younger. 18 One simply cannot imagine the terror, shock, and unending grief which this unwarranted carnage caused the unsuspecting mothers/families who were victimized by such horrendous actions.

Nero

Insane and diabolical, this Roman ruler persecuted believers with many atrocities – one of which was burning the faithful believers at night to give light to the city. 19

The Catholic Inquisitors (i.e., A number of popes and their political minions)

It is estimated that the Catholic persecution of Protestants in the Middle Ages led to the

cruel murder of millions of men, women, and children. 20 Evidence shows that the Popes are once more pushing for some form of world dominance, at least in religious matters, and it would be less than naïve not to take some amount warning when we hear the present pope pushing for more stringent decrees from the “world court.”

15 1Samuel 15:5-33

16 2Kings 8:10-12, 10:32-33

17 Daniel 5:1-31

18 Matthew 2:1-18

19 See: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/christians.htm

20 See:

1. http://www.bible411.com/identifyantichrist/chapter6.htm 2. http://www.hallvworthington.com/Roman.html

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Named and Unnamed Leaders and Peoples of the Middle Ages It is a sad story to read of all the injustices and atrocities committed against Christian, Jewish, and Muslim people throughout the Middle Ages. 21 Not only were many slaughters initiated via the Crusades, but throughout Europe and Asia, much prejudice and carnage prevailed due to the spiritual ignorance of blind Christian leaders and those who followed their insane deceptions. 22 Of all things, a great many people accused the Jews of “killing God!” While it is true many of the Yahudim rejected their Messiah 23 and gave Him over to the Roman authorities, 24 amongst all those who truly know the Savior, the truth of the matter is quite evident:

Because the sins of the whole world were borne by the Messiah on the Tree, 25 everyone shares in the guilt over His death. 26

Hence, the self-righteous, self-appointed judges who persecuted the Jews for “killing eSwhy” share just as much blame as those they so badly mistreated. In the judgment, we believe the outcome will be turned around: Those who persecuted and murdered the Jews for executing the Messiah, were simply condemning themselves, and they will be severely judged in accordance with their inexcusable and malicious actions. 27 Thus, is displayed the abject and abysmal ignorance of those who persecuted the Jews for killing the Messiah. In many lands and in many cities, if Jews were not subjected to mistreatment or death, they were often driven out and banished from the society. 28

The lesson for modern day believers is inescapable: Many centuries in advance, hwhy had promised Yisrael that, if they rejected His Torah, they would suffer many atrocities and much hardship over a long duration of time. 29 They first rejected His written word, 30 and they would eventually reject His Living Word, the Messiah eSwhy. 31 So those New Covenant believers who presently imagine they can reject the Torah in the Name of the Messiah should not live under the delusion that they will escape the punishment of hwhy. 32 Note: Certain popes are reported to have been of some assistance to the Jews in the midst of their great troubles. 33

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1. http://www.hallvworthington.com/Roman.html

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jews_in_the_Middle_Ages

3. http://www.crusades-encyclopedia.com/jewishpersecution.html

22 1. http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=413&HistoryID=aa42&gtrack=pthc 2. http://www.answers.com/topic/persecution-of-jews

23 John 1:11, Isaiah 53:3

24 Matthew 20:18-19, Mark 10:33-34, Luke 18:31-33, 24:7, Acts 2:23

25 John 1:29,36, 12:32, 1Timothy 4:10, 1John 2:2

26 Isaiah 53:3-12, 1Peter 2:24

27 Romans 2:1

28 Deuteronomy 28:36-37, 64-67

29 Deuteronomy 28:58-59, 1Kings 9:7-9

30 Amos 5:25-26, Acts 7:38-44

31 John 1:11, Acts 2:36, 3:13-15

32 Hebrews 2:2-3, 12:25

33 http://www.secondexodus.com/html/jewishcatholicdialogue/persecution.htm

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Hitler

For their disobedience to the Torah, hwhy warned Yisrael they would be scattered among the nations and that they would be in fear for their lives day and night. 34 We see the Holocaust, as terrible as it was, to be a partial fulfillment of this warning and punishment.

Although Adolf Hitler helped to fulfill this prophecy, we can be sure the madness and demonic insanity of this crazed leader, and the sins of all who followed him, will be severely punished in the resurrection.

Present-Day Muslim Radicals Led by a number of religious and political radicals, present-day militant Muslims have determined to take over the world. And playing right into their hands, the weak-minded policies now being set forth by the limp leadership of the free world seem to indicate they are rather content to let such militants do that very thing. We see the distinct possibility that the many beheadings prophesied in Scripture 35 may come to pass at the hand of these unrelenting and satanically driven militants. Yet they will quickly answer to hwhy El Shaddai for the murderous carnage, if they take part in propagating such widespread and unwarranted bloodshed. 36

So mankind has been subjected to many millennia of deep wretchedness and unbearable heartache at the hands of his fellow man. It is not at all pleasant to write any of the above accounts. Yet we emphasize our point in necessarily listing these histories: The carnal, unrighteous, and often insane rule of many world rulers, within our physical realm, has been obviously energized by the powerful, yet diabolical forces of evil which rule the kingdom of darkness in the spiritual realm. But this terrible and unjust influence in man’s sphere of existence will soon be completely arrested in the Day of hwhy as His wrath is sent forth to punish all disobedience.

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Of course, in the religious world, since the beginning of time these unrighteous, demonic influences have also drawn humans into their great vortex of lawlessness and iniquity. Man’s religious history is also characterized by obvious demonic influence/teachings. These deleterious, satanic forces have introduced many pagan rites and practices into the world: From pagan astrology and horoscopes, to witchcraft and sorcery; from human sacrifices, to temple prostitutes; many strongholds of lawlessness have opposed the Word and ways of the Most High. Yet it is not just these openly pagan practices which are an affront to the Kingdom of hwhy:

• Leaders who exalt themselves prosper, by coming in their own name, 37 while those who

come in the Name of hwhy are most often rejected and persecuted. Yet lawlessness has continually assaulted the truth of the Torah. This lawless attack was prophesied, and the

34 Deuteronomy 28:64-67

35 Revelation 6:9, 20:4

36 Luke 18:1-8, Revelation 6:9-17

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people of hwhy have always been warned of the spirit that would work to undermine the unchanging moral edicts of the Torah. 38

• Yisrael was early warned of the spirit of the anti-Messiah: Even a prophet who came with signs and wonders was not to be feared if that person did anything to turn the people from the commandments of the Torah. 39

• Through the prophet Daniel, all believers have been warned the spirit of the anti- Messiah would “think to change the times and the law.” 40 This has been the case since the earliest days of the True Faith, and this apostasy continues into our time: In a political-religious move made in 321 C.E, the Emperor Constantine instituted the pagan Sun-day 41 and succumbed to this adversarial spirit which the Spirit had long-since prophesied would change the set-apart calendar of the Most High. 42 As a result, to this day, the Catholic Church boasts of having dispensed with one of the Ten Commandments! 43 And they further boast that the entire Protestant world bows down in obeisance to the Roman church by adhering to the day which they have ordained by their power! 44 So today we are faced with the grievous situation that so many who claim to follow the Messiah yet fail to walk as He walked 45 because they either completely shun the Seventh Day Shabbat/Sabbath, or else they hold it forth as merely optional, a spiritual nicety. 46 However, we fail to fulfill the Great Commission 47 if we fail to uphold the immutability and ongoing authority of the Shabbat and the Decalogue: For the Messiah taught His followers to pray their flight would not be on the Shabbat (so that they would not have to violate the Fourth Commandment). 48 This prayer shows us the permanence of the Sabbath Day across the centuries of time since His death and resurrection. Thus, if we do not teach this prayer (and the inviolability of the Shabbat) to all nations, we are also failing to teach them everything which the Messiah has commanded us. 49 Since our Savior taught the permanence of the Shabbat across the centuries of time down to our days, the authority of the Fourth Commandment is perpetual, and those who shun the Seventh Day will lose their reward in the Kingdom. 50

38 Deuteronomy 13:1-4, 2Thessalonians 2:7-9, Revelation 13:11-18

39 Deuteronomy 13:1-4, 2Thessalonians 2:7-9, Revelation 13:11-18

40 Daniel 7:25

41 Ezekiel 8:15-16

42 Daniel’s prophecy was given around 454 B.C.E. Since Constantine’s decree came in 321 C.E., this time-span would amount to some 775 years.

43 See “Roman Catholic and Protestant Confessions About Sunday:” http://www.biblesabbath.org/confessions.html

44 See the tract referenced in the previous footnote.

45 1John 2:4-6

46 Often because they fail to understand Romans 14 has absolutely nothing to do with the “Sabbath vs. Sunday” issue! For a discussion on this topic, see the Appendix, “Part 2: Romans 14 Revisited,” in the book, “Is All Meat Meet to Eat?

47 Matthew 28:18-20

48 Matthew 24:20

49 Matthew 28:18-20

50 Matthew 5:17-20

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This truth 51 also rebukes the gross error of the “Noahide Laws” – the common Jewish teaching that gentiles are largely released from the majority of moral edicts in the Torah. Nothing could be farther from the truth since those who place their faith in the Messiah become spiritual Yahudim (praisers of hwhy) 52 and since they are grafted into the Olive Tree (of Yisrael) as full-fledged members of Yisrael’s Commonwealth! 53 There is one law to the home-born and one law to those who are engrafted: 54 There are not two sets of standards in the Kingdom of hwhy, although many deceivers would lead us to believe otherwise. Whether Jew or Gentile, the set-apart ones are defined in Scripture as,

… “those who keep the commandments of Elohim and the faith of eswhy.” Revelation 14:12

Thus did eswhy say, 55 “Believe in Elohim, 56 believe also in Me.” 57 And thus did the apostles teach the Gentiles that they should no longer walk as the Gentiles!

17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Master, that you should no longer

walk as the Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18 being darkened in understanding, estranged from the life of Elohim by reason of the ignorance which is in them, by reason of the hardness of their hearts. Ephesians 4:17-18

If these Gentiles were directed by Sha’ul to no longer walk as the Gentiles, how then were they to walk? They were directed to walk in the light of the Torah!

Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 58

And so, Solomon wrote by the Spirit:

For the commandment is a lamp, and the Torah is light … Proverbs 6:23

Once more referring to the Torah, the psalmist wrote:

The opening of Your words gives light, giving understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130

51 (i.e., the truth of the Sabbath’s binding authority, even over Gentile converts to the True Faith)

52 Genesis 29:35, Romans 2:28-29

53 We speak here of the Yisrael recognized by hwhy: Romans 11:17-24, Ephesians 2:11-22

54 Exodus 12:49, Leviticus 24:22, Numbers 15:16

55 John 14:1

56 (i.e., keep the Torah commandments! Matthew 5:17-20)

57 (i.e., keep My faith/testimony! Revelation 12:17)

58 Isaiah 2:1-5

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So the first Gentile converts were directed to walk as the Yahudim/Jews, 59 to live in the light of His Word: They were to walk in accordance with the Torah of hwhy. Sha’ul did not rebuke Peter for teaching the Gentiles to walk as the Jews, for he himself did likewise. 60 However, he did correct Peter for his hypocrisy over the matter of duplicity in his associations during fellowship. 61

When the Messiah said those who keep and teach the Torah commandments would be honored with greatness in the Kingdom of Heaven, 62 the Savior knew He would be calling those of other nations, 63 and eswhy made no distinctions in that regard: His promise of reward and greatness relates only to commandment-keeping obedience, not to one’s national or racial heritage. 64 Once more, these clear words of the Messiah show us the Torah will be the Standard applied to all believers in the Judgment. Many in our days will lose their crown by giving heed to man’s teachings regarding this matter, 65 as there are scores of well-meaning, but misled men who imagine the Spirit of hwhy is somehow opposed to the commandments of the Torah. However, the Messiah and His apostles taught just the opposite. 66

Thus, did Sha’ul write:

For not the hearers of the Torah are just before Elohim, but the doers of the Torah shall be justified. Romans 2:13

While many try to “la-dee-da” in the Spirit, claiming fulfilling the Torah simply amounts to just “doing good,” such a teaching quite diminishes the Word of hwhy: 67 This Scripture (Romans 2:13) is speaking of nothing less than the Torah which was given through Mosheh and which Yisrael of old miserably failed to uphold and which they miserably failed to take as a light to the nations. 68 The New Covenant prophecies show the Torah – which was formerly violated by Yisrael of old – would be fully upheld in the renewed covenant as the Spirit of hwhy writes those very same laws on the hearts and

59 A fulfillment of the Zechariah 8:23 prophecy! We see this in Acts 13:42-44 when the entire city besought the apostles to speak to them at length about the Good News of the Kingdom. This request was made on the Seventh Day Shabbat and the Gentiles requested that Sha’ul would speak to them again on the following Sabbath Day! Sha’ul did not gather with them 24 hours later on the pagan Sun-day! Engrafted Gentiles had to fall in line with the Torah of the Kingdom, not the other way around!

60 Romans 2:12, 3:31, 8:7-8

61 Galatians 2:11-16

62 Matthew 5:17-20

63 John 10:16, Isaiah 56:6-8 (especially vs. 8), Ephesians 2:17

64 Matthew 5:17-20

65 Revelation 3:11

66 Acts 5:32

67 Deuteronomy 12:32, Proverbs 30:5-6, Revelation 22:18-19. “Good” must be good as hwhy defines it! Carnal man will call good “evil,” and he will call evil “good.” Isaiah 5:20 This is the state of things in our country today as man’s carnal opinions are being thrust on the nation from the judicial bench: So much so that we are near to the point of being forced to quietly accept the immorality of lawless sodomites!

68 Yisrael was not to live as the nations around them! Deuteronomy 12:29-31, 18:9-14, Jeremiah 10:1-2 They were directed to hold forth the Torah as the ultimate way of life and living! Deuteronomy 4:5-8

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minds of all those who believe in His Son. 69 Sha’ul would later write (still in Romans) that those who do not have His Spirit are also not in subjection to His Torah! 70 We pray readers will not harden their hearts by turning from the serious truth of this issue: for in the Day of hwhy, He will punish all disobedience to His Torah.

• And even in the days of ancient Yisrael, we see a king was influenced by the spirit of

lawlessness: 71 Jeroboam changed the Feast of the Seventh month, the Feast of Sukkot, 72 into a feast in the Eighth month. 73 This was so displeasing to hwhy, that He sent a prophet to declare the demise of all the people and all the things that pertained to this

practice. 74

• Another sin in ancient Yisrael was the offering of sons and daughters in the fire to

Molech. 75 While one rightly cringes at the thought of such things, the same demonic mindset prevails in our days through the legalization/promotion of abortion. And just as hwhy severely punished Yisrael of old for such sins, He will soon arise to punish, scatter, and destroy this nation for such horrendous and inexcusable abominations. Once again, such terrible atrocities can be traced back to the doctrines of demons, and hwhy will arise in the Day of His Wrath to put down all diabolical sources of such teaching and actions.

• We must also mention the deception surrounding the Name of hwhy: From the very

start, the false names of pagan gods have ever vied to usurp the honor which may only be

attributed to the True Name of hwhy.

In emulating the Most High, 76 unrighteous spirits have inspired names for the false gods of all the nations. 77 And the loyal subjects of these pagan deities give honor to these demonically inspired names!

Yet herein lies one of the greatest spiritual ironies of all time: The people who seek to worship the Most High have accepted the false tradition that His Name is “too holy” to be pronounced. Yet in all of Scripture, there is simply no evidence to support this unsubstantiated doctrine: hwhy intended that His Name was to be proclaimed throughout all the Earth. 78 And for a time, this was certainly the case! 79 The record shows the people of ancient Yisrael 80 spoke His Name, 81 praised His Name in songs, 82 blessed

69 Jeremiah 31:31-34, Ezekiel 36:26-27

70 Romans 8:7

71 (i.e., the spirit of darkness that changes the times and the law, Daniel 7:25)

72 Leviticus 23:33-36, John 7:2-38

73 1Kings 12:32-33

74 1Kings 13:1-5, 13:33-14:20

75 Leviticus 18:21, 20:2-5, Jeremiah 32:35

76 Isaiah 14:13-14

77 Micah 4:5

78 Exodus 3:14-15, 9:16 > Romans 9:17

79 1Kings 10:1-9

80 (including their forefathers: Abraham, Yitschak, and Ya’acob!)

81 Genesis 4:1, 5:28-29, 9:26, Exodus 5:1, 7:15-18, 8:1,10,26-27, 9:1-5, 13, 29-30, etc., Psalm 102:21

82 Psalm 44:8, 54:6, 61:8, 69:30, 74:21, 99:3, 113:1, 135:1,3, 145:2, 148:5,13

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others by invoking His Name, 83 called upon His Name in prayer, 84 and declared His Name to the nations. We know this because even many pagan kings and queens knew and spoke forth the great Name of hwhy! 85 How is it that pagan rulers could speak the Name of the Most High, while many claiming to be His people in our days altogether deny the importance of speaking, honoring, and praising the enduring Memorial Name of hwhy? hwhy asserts His people will know His Name 86 and that this all-important, foundational aspect of True Worship 87 is a determining factor in who truly serves Him and who does not. 88

A Call to Righteousness Part of the judgment of hwhy necessitates a call to righteousness; hence, far in advance of His judgment and wrath, hwhy warns these rebellious beings:

3 Judge the poor and the fatherless, do justice

to the afflicted and the destitute; 4 rescue the poor and needy:

deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. Psalm 82:3-4

Even if it falls on deaf ears, hwhy will typically not bring judgment without a warning of what His standards are and how those standards may be met. We see this, too, in Elohim’s dealings on the human level: In view of the approaching judgment – over which King Nebuchadnezzar had been warned in a dream 89 – Daniel’s counsel to the Babylonian ruler was this:

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing kindness to the poor; if there may be a lengthening of your tranquility. Daniel 4:27

Readers will note the Scripture in Psalm 82:3-4 speaks in a similar fashion:

3 Judge the poor and the fatherless, do justice

to the afflicted and the destitute; 4 rescue the poor and needy:

deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.

And hwhy also said likewise to the rulers of Yisrael in the days of Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah:

83 Numbers 6:22-27, Deuteronomy 1:11, Ruth 2:4 (in contrast to Ruth 2:4, see Psalm 129:4-8)

84 Genesis 12:8, 13:4, 21:33, 26:5, Psalm 80:18, 99:6, 105:1, 116:3-4, 12-13, 17, Isaiah 12:4

85 1. Pharaoh, King of Egypt: Exodus 5:2, 15-18, 8:8, 28, 9:27-28, etc. 2. Hiram, King of Tyre: 1Kings 5:7, 2Chronicles 2:11-12 3. The Queen of Sheba: 1Kings 10:1-9. 4. Benhadad, King of Syria: 2Kings 8:7-8. 5. Sennacherib, King of Assyria (through Rabshakeh): 2Kings 18:13-37, Isaiah 36:4-22. 6. Cyrus, King of Persia:

2Chronicles 36:22-23.

86 Isaiah 52:6

87 (i.e., of reverencing His Name, Psalm 25:12,14, Proverbs 1:7, Deuteronomy 28:58-59, Matthew 6:9-10)

88 Malachi 3:13-16

89 Daniel 4:4-37. This was judgment which fell upon the king, personally.

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1 Thus says hwhy: Go down to the house of the king of Yahudah, 90 and speak there this word, 2 and say, Hear the word of hwhy , king of Yahudah, that sits upon the throne of David, you, and your servants, and your people that enter in by these gates: 3 Thus says hwhy: Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place … 15 Shall you reign, because you close yourself in cedar? Did not your father 91 eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him? 16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know Me? says hwhy. Jeremiah 22:1-3, 15-16

While not the only thing hwhy requires, 92 judging/defending the cause of the poor and needy was, and still remains, a significant indicator of where a person’s heart is in relation to some of the weightier aspects of the Torah. 93 After the Shema – which eswhy called the First or Greatest Torah Commandment 94 – showing kindness to the poor certainly leads forth in the charge towards one fulfilling what the Messiah stated to be the Second Greatest Commandment: Loving one’s neighbor as oneself. 95 For clarification, it seems few people rightly divide the Word of truth in this matter. What the Messiah stated to be the two, most important commandments are, in fact, an encapsulation of the Two Tables given at Mount Sinai. The Ten Commandments show us how we are to love hwhy with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. The Ten Commandments are the embodiment of the Shema and they provide us with tangible ways to love our neighbor as ourselves.

I. Since the Shema 96 speaks of our love for hwhy, one fulfills this commandment by keeping the First Table of the Ten Words, the First Five Commandments: 97

a I am hwhy your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of

bondage. You shall have no other deities before Me.

b You shall not make unto you a graven image, nor 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. You shall not bow down yourself unto them, nor serve them. For I, hwhy your Elohim, am a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of those that hate Me, and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of those that love Me and keep My commandments.

g You shall not take the Name of hwhy your Elohim in vain; for hwhy will not hold him guiltless that takes His Name in vain.

90 (i.e. King Yahoyakim/Jehoiakim, 2Kings 23:34 – 24:19)

91 (i.e. King Yoshiyahu/Josiah, 2Kings 22:1 – 23:28)

92 Micah 6:8-9

93 Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42, James 1:27, 4:11

94 Mark 12:28-30

95 Mark 12:31

96 Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Mark 12:29-30

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d Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it set apart. Six days shall you labor, and do all

your work; but the Seventh Day is a Sabbath unto hwhy your Elohim: in it you shall not do any work, you, and your son, and your daughter; your man-servant and your maid- servant, and your cattle, and your stranger that is within your gates. For in six days hwhy made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the Seventh Day:

therefore, hwhy blessed the Sabbath Day, and set it apart.

h Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which

hwhy your Elohim gives you.

A proud, flagrant violation of any of these commandments is regarded as blatant idolatry. 98

II. Since the Second Greatest Commandment encompasses love for our neighbor, 99 one

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y You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.

Although these five commandments pertain to love for our neighbor, 100 they are still a reflection of our love for hwhy, because the apostle John wrote one who does not love his brother (whom he has seen), cannot love hwhy (Whom he has not seen). 101 This is why eswhy could say the Second Greatest Commandment 102 was like the First! 103

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100 Romans 13:9-10

101 1John 4:20. hwhy spoke similarly through the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah 7:9-10

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Psalm 82:5

5 They know not, neither do they understand; they walk on in darkness:

all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Darkness Covers the Earth, But the Light of hwhy Will Prevail Where sin abounds the favor of hwhy abounds all the more. 104 So as the wickedness of man increases in these Last Days, 105 we also understand the power of hwhy will enable His people to display even more of His light and splendor:

1 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the splendor of hwhy has risen upon you. 2 For, behold, darkness will cover the earth, and deep darkness the peoples; but hwhy will arise upon you, and His splendor will be seen upon you. 3 And nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Isaiah 60:1-3

A great outpouring of the Spirit will give His faithful ones immense power to proclaim

His Word and ways. But this is a power which will bring much persecution, causing the forces of evil to arise in an attempt to completely crush it. 106 Evidently, this effort will be largely successful, but only for a very short while: 107 hwhy will not long remain quiet after His chosen ones have been slain; He will arise in unspeakable fury to punish all those world leaders who have ruled with injustice and all those who are responsible for conducting such murderous hatred. This explains why the anger of hwhy will be burning so fiercely: He will arise in unstoppable wrath to avenge the death of His chasidim/set apart ones. 108

The Light of His Judgment: When hwhy Arises to Shake Mightily the Earth Psalm 82 warns us of how far-reaching and how cataclysmic the coming upheavals will be:

… all the foundations of the earth are shaken. Psalm 82:5

It is one thing for a single object in a person’s home to shake, and even so, the effects can

be significant. Suppose, for instance, a dining table is well-set and prepared for guests

when, all of the sudden, it receives a significant jolt – an impact which makes it suddenly lunge three feet in one direction. Food would likely be cast onto the floor and glassware might well be shattered! As bad as this might be, now imagine what would occur if the house’s entire foundation were to begin shaking with three-foot lunges: Since everything

in the home would be subjected to the movement, the loss would be far more extensive

than what might occur in the first scenario. In this second case, the effects would be

104 Romans 5:20

105 2Timothy 3:1-4, 2Peter 3:3

106 Matthew 10:17-22, 24:9, Mark 13:13, Luke 21:16-17

107 Daniel 8:24, 12:7

108 Revelation 16:6, 17:1-6, 18:24

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devastating. Yet this is the kind of shaking which the world will soon experience as the Earth is shaken at its very foundations: This is the manner of shaking which Psalm 82 foretells. Nothing will be exempt from these apocalyptic earthquakes! And this is in complete agreement with what so many other texts already indicate regarding the Day of hwhy: the Earth will be mightily shaken during this dreadful time of wrath and darkness. So much so, that even the mighty man will cower in fear and weep bitterly. 109

19 And men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of hwhy, and from the splendor of His majesty, when He arises to shake mightily the earth. 20 In that day, men shall cast away their idols of silver, and their idols of gold, which have been made for them to worship, to the moles and to the bats; 21 to go into the caverns of the rocks, and into the clefts of the lofty rocks, from before the terror of hwhy, and from the splendor of His majesty, when He arises to shake mightily the earth. Isaiah 2:19-21

But this was not the prophet’s only warning about the great Earth upheavals associated with the Day of hwhy: Yeshayahu/Isaiah later indicates the kind of upheavals which will occur when the foundations of the Earth are shaken, and he warns that the surface of the ground will be violently moved:

18 And it will come to pass, that he who flees from the sound of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that comes up out of the midst of the pit will be taken in the snare; for the windows on high are open, and the foundations of the earth shake. 110 19 The earth is utterly broken down; the earth is completely dissolved; the earth is violently moved. 20 The earth reels to and fro like a drunkard, and is shaken like a night hut; and its transgression is heavy upon it; and it will fall and shall not rise again. Isaiah 24:18-20

The prophet Yoel/Joel also wrote of the great and apocalyptic destruction which would be caused by this forthcoming judgment:

Alas for the day! For the Day of hwhy is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. Joel 1:15

For the sake of comparison, we will read the entire prophecy of the coming judgment seen in Isaiah chapter 2:

10 Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, from before the terror of hwhy, and from the splendor of His majesty. 11 The high looks of man will be brought low, and the haughtiness of men will be bowed down, and hwhy alone shall be exalted in that day.

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For there will be a day of hwhy of hosts upon all that is proud and haughty, and upon

all that is lifted up; and it shall be brought low; 13 and upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, 14 and upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, 15 and upon every lofty tower, and upon every fortified wall, 16 and upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant imagery. 17 And the loftiness of man will be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men will be brought low; and hwhy alone shall be exalted in that day. 18 And the idols will utterly pass away. 19 And men will go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of hwhy, and from the splendor of His majesty, when He arises to shake mightily the earth. 20 In that day men will cast away their idols of silver, and their idols of gold, which have been made for them to worship, to the moles and to the bats; 21 to go into the caverns of the rocks, and into the clefts of the lofty rocks, from before the terror of hwhy, and from the splendor of His majesty, when He arises to shake mightily the earth. 22 Cease from man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for wherein is he to be esteemed? Isaiah 2:10-22

We see this Scripture’s ultimate fulfillment in Revelation 6:12-17. For, at the time when the Messiah opens the Sixth Seal and rolls up the heavens like a scroll, 111 all the peoples of the Earth will flee to the caves and to the mountains before His terror:

12 And I saw when He opened the Sixth Seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the

sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as blood; 13 and the stars of the heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts her unripe figs when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And heaven was removed as a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and the chief captains, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 and they say

to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits on the Throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand? Revelation 6:12-17

In Psalm 82:5, we also see the unrepentant, fallen angels persisting onward in their trek through darkness:

They know not, neither do they understand; they walk on in darkness … Psalm 82:5

By continuing to walk in unrighteousness, these spirits will have further influenced this world to work iniquity. And in so doing, they will assuredly incite the wrath of hwhy. And even as the judgments of hwhy begin in earnest, these fallen angels will temporarily prevail in the spiritual sway which they presently hold over the multitudes which follow their spiritual lead; for even in the face of such severe judgments, most people will still refuse to repent:

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20 And the rest of mankind, who were not killed with these plagues, repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of bronze, and of stone, and of wood; which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk: 21 and they repented not of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. Revelation 9:20

Psalm 82:6-7

6 I have said, “You are elohim; and all of you are sons of the Most High. 7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.”

The Messiah Quotes This Text As indicated earlier, the Messiah cited this Scripture from Psalm 82. 112 And when one understands the issues – specifically, that only a being formed by the direct, creative working of Elohim can be called a son of Elohim – this is another proof, not only of the Savior’s virgin birth, but also that He was/is the Messiah. eswhy was formed in the womb of Miriam/Mary by a direct, creative act of the Most High. 113 Therefore, being found in human form 114 by the direct, creative working of Elohim, 115 the Messiah could authoritatively quote Psalm 82: He was the Son of Elohim in every respect. 116

The Host of the High Ones on High and the Kings of the Earth Upon the Earth The unrighteous beings addressed in this psalm are the legions of spiritual wickedness now ruling with abusive power in the heavens; these are the beings to which Sha’ul referred in Ephesians 6:10-12: 117

10 Finally, be strong in the Sovereign, and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of Elohim, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the Devil. 12 For our wrestling is not against blood and flesh, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavens. Ephesians 6:10-12

We must understand the Day of hwhy will not only bring His punishment on the lawless inhabitants of the Earth, but the coming cataclysms will also be His judgment, His

112 John 10:31-36

113 Luke 1:35

114 Philippians 2:5-8

115 John 8:42, 16:28

116 Matthew 1:18,20, 21-25, Luke 1:26-38

117 The angel/messenger who spoke to Daniel referred to one of these spirit beings as “the prince of Persia.” Daniel 10:12-13 For we cannot imagine that a physical, earthly prince would have the power to detain Gabriel for even a moment, let alone for three weeks! So these spirit beings are evidently set over the nations at various levels of power and influence. In the Day of hwhy, the Body of Messiah will displace and replace these rebellious, spirit beings when the faithful are resurrected to rule over the nations with complete righteousness and justice. Luke 19:11-19, Revelation 2:26-27, 5:9-10, 20:4-6

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commentary, on “the host of the high ones on high:” Satan and his demonic forces – forces that have long-influenced heathen kings and peoples to commit innumerable atrocities and injustices across the centuries of man’s existence. The prophet Isaiah wrote significant details of this forthcoming punishment:

21 And it will come to pass in that day, that hwhy will punish the host of the high ones on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. 22 And they will be gathered, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days they will be visited. Isaiah 24:21-22

Yet we see this very same thing prophesied to occur in the judgments of Revelation:

Satan and his host are cast completely down to earth 118 ushering in a period of terrible, lawless influence on the kings of the earth. Great unrighteousness will prevail for a short season. And for this evil the world’s inhabitants will be severely punished. Such is the wrath which comes forth from the Heavens in the Day of hwhy. Great unrighteousness will prevail for a short season; but after this, as the prophet Isaiah said, the terrible spiritual influence promoted by these evil beings will be ended because they will be shut up in prison:

1 And I saw a messenger coming down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the Dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, 3 and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more … Revelation 20:1-3

So these beings are shut up in prison during the Millennium: their evil influence will be banished from the Earth for 1000 years. But Isaiah also tells us that “after many days” these evil forces “shall be visited.” 119 And this visitation is also seen in the Revelation prophecies. Satan is bound in the abyss/prison for a specific reason:

… that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be finished 120

118 Revelation 12:7-10

119 Isaiah 24:22

120 Regarding the Millennium: Some people teach that, during this 1000-Year Reign, the Earth will be waste and empty while Satan roams its desolate landscape. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Scripture clearly indicates Satan is bound, chained, imprisoned! Isaiah 24:22, Revelation 20:1-3 Further, the Messiah teaches us: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth!” Matthew 5:5, Luke 19:11-19 The earth will not be desolate during the Millennium: it is part of the inheritance of those who overcome! Revelation 2:26-27, 5:9-10, 20:4-6 And why is Satan bound in the abyss? “So that he should deceive the nations no more!” Revelation 20:3 And when he is visited “after many days,” Satan does not come forth into a desolate, empty terra firma! He comes forth to deceive the nations that are in the four corners of the earth! So if the earth is to be desolate and empty during the Millennium, from where do all these great multitudes (Revelation 20:7-8) come? So many glaring contradictions are introduced by this desolate earth theory, that it only serves one purpose: to show us the complete folly of doctrines which are deduced from man’s twisting the crystal clear statements of Scripture.

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But as the prophecy continues, we see that, after many days, at the end of the Millennium, Satan is visited:

… after this he must be loosed for a little time. Revelation 20:3

This is in complete agreement with what Isaiah said: “After many days” Satan will be visited; he (and his cohorts) will be released from the abyss:

7 And when the thousand years are finished, Satan will be loosed out of his prison,

8 and will come forth to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth,

Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up over the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the set apart ones, and the beloved city: and fire came down out of heaven, and devoured them. 121 10 And the Devil that deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and

Brimstone, where also are the beast and the false prophet; and they will be tormented day and night to the Age and beyond. Revelation 20:3

And the fallen angels’ punishment in the Lake of Fire also concurs with Psalm 82:

6 I have said, “You are elohim; and all of you are sons of the Most High. 7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.”

These beings will ultimately suffer the second death in the Lake of Fire. Although they are not men, as the Scripture indicates they will die like men: Like the rebellious, disobedient humans they led astray, these beings will suffer the second death in the Lake of Fire and Brimstone.

Psalm 82:8

Arise, Elohim, judge the earth:

for You shall inherit all nations.

A Call to Judge the Earth Though evil may seem to prevail in these days, 122 we have the assurance that Elohim will certainly arise to judgment: 123 hwhy will not long tolerate the present state of this sin-soaked world; He will arise to destroy all the sinful kingdoms of the Earth, 124 and He will come forth to render complete justice worldwide. 125 The Day of hwhy will be His war which He wages against all adversaries of His Eternal Kingdom. The prophet Mosheh spoke of this war and the Ark of the Almighty’s Presence as Yisrael went forth to conduct battles on behalf of hwhy in the land of Canaan:

121 We see this great conflagration as a fulfillment of the prophecy in Psalm 118:10-12: David will be resurrected as the King of Yisrael (Jeremiah 30:7-9), and all evidence indicates he will be the one to call down fire from heaven, in the Name of hwhy, upon this great multitude of warring nations.

122 2Timothy 3:1-4, 2Peter 3:3

123 Numbers 10:35 > Psalm 68:1 > Revelation 11:17-19; Psalm 119:126

124 Isaiah 2:10-22, Amos 9:8, Revelation 16:17-20

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And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Mosheh said, “Rise up, hwhy, and let Your enemies be scattered; and let those that hate You flee before You.” Numbers 10:35

King David would later refer to these words of Mosheh in Tehillah/Psalm 68:

Let Elohim arise, let His enemies be scattered; And let those that hate Him flee before Him. Psalm 68:1

But just as the Ark of His Presence scattered His enemies when Yisrael went forth to conquer those wicked nations in the days of old, so that Ark will send forth His wrath yet again: only this time He will scatter and defeat His enemies in every nation on the Earth:

Behold, hwhy makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns it upside down, and scatters abroad the inhabitants thereof. Isaiah 24:1

When the Ark of His Covenant is revealed in the heavens, hwhy will send forth His wrath to scatter His enemies – all those who oppose the Good News of His Kingdom will flee before Him:

17 … We give You thanks, hwhy El Shaddai, who is and who was; because You have

taken Your great power, and have reigned. 18 And the nations were angry, and Your wrath came, and the time of the dead to be judged, and the time to give their reward to Your servants the prophets, and to the set apart ones, and to those that fear Your Name, the small and the great; and to destroy those that destroy the earth. 19 And there was opened the temple of Elohim that is in heaven; and there was seen in His temple the Ark of His Covenant: and there followed lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail. Revelation 11:17-19

In the Day of hwhy, His wrath will be sent forth and His enemies will be scattered. We see this Revelation prophecy corresponding to a similar one spoken by David in the Eighteenth Psalm:

6 In my distress, I called upon hwhy, and cried to my Elohim: He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry came before Him, even into His ears. 7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because He was angry. 8 There went up a smoke out of His nostrils, and fire out of His mouth devoured:

coals were kindled by it. 9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under His feet. 10 And He rode upon a cherub, and flew; yes, He flew upon the wings of the wind. 11 He made darkness His secret place; His pavilion around Him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. 12 At the brightness that was before Him, His thick clouds passed: hail stones and coals of fire. 13 hwhy also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave His voice; hail stones and coals of fire. 14 Yes, He sent out His arrows, and scattered them; and He shot out great lightning, and confused them.

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Channah/Hannah, the mother of Samuel, also prophesied that hwhy would thunder from the heavens upon His enemies:

The adversaries of hwhy shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven He shall thunder upon them: hwhy shall judge the ends of the earth; and He will give strength to His king, and exalt the horn of His anointed (mashiach). 1Samuel 2:10

This prophecy had a partial fulfillment in the days of her son, Samuel:

And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Yisrael: but hwhy thundered with a great noise on that day upon the Philistines, and confused them; and they were smitten before Yisrael. 1Samuel 7:10

But the ultimate fulfillment of Channah’s words will be seen when Elohim thunders from the heavens upon all of His enemies in the Day of hwhy. 126 When hwhy arises in great wrath, He will judge the Earth, and His enemies will be scattered like dust before the wind 127 because they have opposed those things which embody His Presence, the Ark of the Covenant: His lovingkindness (chesed), His judgment (mishpat), and His righteousness (tzedakah). 128 These are the things in which hwhy delights! And the Ark of the Covenant – together with all of its contents (which includes His Torah) – is a testimony of His lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness.

You Shall Inherit All Nations On the Day of His Coronation as King of kings, the Messiah ascended into heaven and descended; 129 this is the Day He was waved before the Father and accepted as the Wavesheaf. 130 On this Day, hwhy offered to eswhy the Messiah all of the nations as His inheritance, and the ends of the Earth for His possession:

7 I will tell of the decree: hwhy said to Me, “You are My Son, this day I have begotten You. 8 Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Your possession. 9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” Psalm 2:7-9

126 Revelation 11:17-19

127 Psalm 83:13, Daniel 2:31-35, 44-45

128 Jeremiah 9:23-24

129 John 20:17-20 > Proverbs 30:4

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When the Messiah promised, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth,” 131 He meant just that! And being the Prophet like Mosheh, 132 eswhy was the most meek man in all the earth. 133 Being the Epitome of Meekness, eswhy was given all the nations as His inheritance and the ends of the earth became His possession! Those who follow the Messiah, those who walk by the Spirit in His example of Torah observance, those believers will be exalted by Him as rulers over cities and nations: 134 They will be called “great” in the Kingdom of heaven (on earth). 135 Thus, did Daniel prophesy that the chasidim 136 would possess the Kingdom:

But the set apart ones of the Most High shall receive the Kingdom, and possess the Kingdom unto the Age, and unto the Age of Ages. Daniel 7:18

… Until the Ancient of Days came, and judgment was given to the set apart ones of the Most High, 137 and the time came that the set apart ones possessed the Kingdom. 138 Daniel 7:22

And the Kingdom and the dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, 139 shall be given to the people of the set apart ones of the Most High: His Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him. Daniel 7:27

And so will the Scripture be fulfilled that “the meek shall inherit the Earth!” 140 All of these great things will come to pass in the Day of hwhy! And in this Great Day, the heavens will rejoice:

And the seventh messenger did sound, and there came great voices in the heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become those of our Sovereign and of His Messiah, and He shall reign to the ages of the ages!”' Revelation 11:15

In the Day of hwhy, His Kingship and His Presence will be more fully known in all the Earth. And from that time forward, things will never be the same: This world of sin and

131 Matthew 5:5

132 Deuteronomy 18:15,18-19

133 Numbers 12:3, Matthew 11:28-30

134 Luke 19:11-19, 1Corinthians 6:2-3, Revelation 2:26-27, 5:9-10, 20:4-6

135 Revelation 5:7-10

136 (i.e., the recipients and ambassadors of His chesed/lovingkindness)

137 This is the time when the Body of Messiah will replace and usurp the rule presently conducted by the forces of darkness in the heavenlies. 1Corinthians 6:2-3

138 Matthew 5:5

139 (i.e., on Earth!)

140 Matthew 5:5

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Summary Although Psalm 82 is brief, it nevertheless reveals the major issues surrounding the Day of hwhy: His judgments will be sent forth on the satanic forces which, over the millennia, have influenced the kings and peoples of the earth to walk in abject lawlessness. This terrible influence, both great and evil, cannot go answered: Those many centuries of deception, greed, and murderous lust must surely be punished. hwhy will arise in anger to shake mightily the Earth, and all the kingdoms of this world will fall. But the Messiah will inherit the nations! 142 He will possess and rule over the ends of the Earth! 143 He will arise to save His people Yisrael! He will come forth to rule over them with justice and righteousness; and His reign will fill the Earth with 1000 years of abundant peace, love, and joy! When the Righteous Messiah bears rule, the peoples will rejoice. 144

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy:

For You will judge the peoples with uprightness, and guide the nations on the earth. Selah. Psalm 67:4

11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof. 12 Let the field exult, and all that is therein. Then shall all the trees of the woods sing for joy 13 before hwhy; for He is coming; for He is coming to judge the earth:

He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with His truth. Psalm 96:11-13 145

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141 Matthew 6:9-10, Romans 14:17

142 Psalm 2:8-9, Isaiah 19:22-25

143 Psalm 22:27, 67:1-7

144 Proverbs 29:2

145 Psalm 98:1-9 conveys the same joy for the very same reason!

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Postscript When given the vision which we now know as “The Revelation,” was the apostle John in the Spirit on “the Lord’s Day,” or was he in the Spirit regarding “the Day of hwhy”? We believe it was the latter since “the Lord’s Day” was only instituted many centuries after the Savior, in 321 C.E. And since “the Lord’s Day” has largely usurped one of the Ten Commandments, we know it can be said, “An enemy has done this:” 146

In a political-religious move, the Emperor Constantine instituted the pagan Sun-day and succumbed to the adversarial spirit which had long-since been prophesied to “think to change the times and the law” in blatant opposition to the immutable, age-abiding Torah of hwhy El Shaddai. Daniel 7:25

Ever since that time, the majority of those who supposed themselves to be following the Messiah have fallen terribly short of the mark by negating major elements of His Torah. 147 For articles which support the truth of this all-important matter, see the following websites/articles:

Revelation 1:10: The Lord’s Day or the Day of YHWH? (our version of the title)

See: http://expressright.com/day.aspx

(Overview: The author of this study shows

Revelation to be a vision given to John regarding “the Day of hwhy.”)

“Roman Catholic and Protestant Confessions About Sunday:” See: http://www.biblesabbath.org/confessions.html Overview: Roman Catholic and Protestant officials candidly admit the Seventh Day Sabbath of the Bible was usurped by the pagan Sun-day.

“Why the Protestant Reformation Failed:” See: http://www.bible-sabbath.com/Sabbath-Sunday/Protestant-Failed.pdf Overview: A brief study which shows how even Martin Luther failed to root out all paganism and still accepted the pagan Sun-day in his less-than-successful “Reformation.”

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Copyright 2006 - 2010, by Craig Wm. Peters

This document may be freely copied and distributed if left unaltered and in its entirety. It must also be given away without cost to recipients, and it may not be included in any publication without the author’s written permission.

hwhy El Shaddai will rebuke anyone who copies these truths for republication and/or who subsequently attempts to reproduce and sell them.

Isaiah 55:1-2, Micah 3:11, 1Peter 5:2

146 Psalm 119:98, Matthew 13:28

147 Matthew 5:17-20, Romans 2:12, 3:31, 1John 5:2-3, Revelation 14:12, 22:14

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The full details/stipulations of the applicable copyright are seen in the Prologue to this series, a file which is available for free downloading at the IAH website:

http://www.yahuyahweh.org/iah

An Excellent Translation of the Scriptures The INSTITUTE FOR SCRIPTURE RESEARCH is an organization of Messianic believers based in South Africa. They have published an excellent version of the Word of hwhy which they have called, “The Scriptures.

“ISRV” is an abbreviation which readers will have seen at various locations in the study. ISRV is an acronym which means: “INSTITUTE FOR SCRIPTURE RESEARCH VERSION.” Thus, it is our abbreviation/acronym for the Institute’s translation of the Scriptures.

This outstanding translation fulfills the Word of hwhy to Mosheh by restoring His Qadosh Name – the Name which hwhy declared to be His unchanging Memorial across an immense time span of 1000 generations! Exodus 3:14-15, Deuteronomy 7:9. For those wishing to make further inquiry, and to possibly order this translation, the website address for ISR is:

http://www.isr-messianic.org

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