posted by roshavotJuly 24, 2010

What Must I Do To Be Safe?

 
Salvation - escape death in battle

Question: I have asked this question of many but have not gotten any responses so I will ask you. What is salvation? Please, no ghost stories, just the facts.

Answer: Salvation occurs only to the descendants of Abraham Isaac, and Jacob (or to those who embrace Israel, the Torah, the Land, the Father, etc), and only after their resurrection and repatriation to the Land of Israel. Their sins are forgiven because of the All Eternal One's mercy to those who are in covenant with Him. When you hear about Yeshua dying for (whomever), it does not mean "instead of" (whomever). For example, 1 Cor 15:3 "the Messiah of Israel died to amplify our sins" (the Greek word for "amplify" is hyper, which means excessive, exaggerated). His "blood" is either a reference to his kinship to the Israelites, or a reference to his death. He died to be the first one to get resurrected and achieve immortality. There is nothing mystical about salvation (except the resurrection bit). If you are not an Israelite (and about half the world's population may in fact be descendants), when you die you simply cease to exist. You were put here only as a vessel for His wrath -- nothing more.

The Hebrew word for salvation is yeshuah. It means to be liberated or rescued, to escape death in battle, to have your wounds mended, and to return home victorious. It is relevant to the People of the Covenant. There is no salvation for "others" (i.e. Edomites, Oba 10; Mal 1:4) because they are the enemy from whom Israel is saved (Eze 39:27-28).

Exo 6:6-7 Therefore tell the Children of Israel: I am YHVH, and I will deliver you from the forced labor of the Egypt and rescue you from slavery to them. I will be your Kinsman Redeemer with an outstretched arm and great acts of judgment. I will take you My People (I will fulfill My covenant), and I will be your Elohim. You will know that I am YHVH your Elohim, who delivered you from the forced labor of the Mitsrayim.

Isa 35:4,10 Say to the faint-hearted: "Be strong; do not fear! Here is your Elohim; vengeance is coming. Elohim's retribution is coming; He will save you". The Ransomed of YHVH will return (be repatriated) and come to Zion with singing, crowned with unending joy.

Jer 30:10-11 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith YHVH, neither be dismayed, O Israel. For, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity, that is to say Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid (when both houses are back in the Land, safe and sound, under the rule of the Messiah, they will be saved). For I am with thee, saith YHVH, to save thee. Though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee, but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

Psa 106:47 Save us, O YHVH our Elohim, even gather us from among the gentiles, to give thanks unto thy exalted NAME, and to triumph in thy praise.

Isa 30:15 For thus saith Adonai YHVH, the exalted One of Israel, in returning and rest shall ye be saved.

Zep 3:14-20 Sing, O daughter of Zion, shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. YHVH hath taken away thy judgments, He hath cast out thine enemy; The King of Israel, even YHVH (1Chr 28:5), is in the midst of thee; thou shalt not fear evil any more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: 'Fear thou not; O Zion let not thy hands be slack. YHVH thy Elohim is in the midst of thee, a Mighty One who will save; He will rejoice over thee with joy, He will be silent in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.' I will gather them that are far from the appointed festivals, who are of thee, that hast borne the burden of reproach (Isa 25:7-9, see the section called Veil of Rebuke in the chapter: "Original Sin"). Behold, at that time I will deal with all them that afflict thee; and I will save her that is lame, and gather her that was driven away; and I will make them to be a praise and a name, whose shame hath been in all the earth. At that time will I bring you in, and at that time will I gather you; for I will make you to be a name (Israel, Gen 48:16) and a praise (Judah, Gen 49:8) among all the peoples of the earth, when I return your captives before your eyes, saith YHVH.

In Luk 2:25-32 we are told that eight days after the Messiah of Israel was born (which was the eighth day of the Feast of Tabernacles, Num 29:35; Neh 8:17-18; Joh 7:37-40): Simeon came by providence into the Temple when the parents brought in the child Yeshua, to do for him after the custom of the Torah (Lev 12:2-3; Num 18:15-16), Then he took him up in his arms and blessed YHVH, and said, "YHVH, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy Word, for mine eyes have seen thy Salvation (Yeshuah), who thou hast prepared before the face of all the People, a Light to reveal the Gentiles, that is, the disclosure of thy People Israel”.

Who are the Gentiles?

 
A Gentile is an Idolater

The definition of a Gentile is an idolater (1Cor 12:2; Eph 4:17-19; 1The 4:5).

Rom 9:6 “It is not as though the Word of Elohim has failed. For not all those of Jacob are of Israel (referring to the illegitimate children of Dinah -- see Gen 34:1-2 and Genesis Rabba 57:4)”. The converse of Rom 9:6 is: "They are not all Gentiles, who are of the Gentiles".

Jer 2:21 Yet, I, planted Israel a precious vine, a wholly true seed,—How then didst thou change thyself towards me, into the degenerate plantings of the nokri vine? (In Modern Hebrew nokri means Gentile).

Mic 5:7-8 The Remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as dew from YHVH, as the showers upon the grass, which tarries not for man, nor waits for the sons of men. And the Remnant of Jacob shall be among the gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treads down, and tears in pieces his captors, and none can deliver.

Joh 7:35 Then said the Judeans among themselves, "Whither will Yeshua go, that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the Dispersed among the Hellenists, and teach the Hellenists"?

The Judeans considered the vanished tribes of Israel as "Hellenists". It was a term that became vogue during the cruelty of the Seleucid occupation. It was used for the people of Israel who had been assimilated into the Assyrian, Babylonian, Thracean, Seleucid, and Ptolemaic cultures.

Joh 11:51-52 Being high priest that year, he prophesied that Yeshua should die for the benefit of the Nation of Judah; and not for that nation's benefit only, but that also his death would gather together in one with Judah, the Children of Elohim (House of Israel, Hos 1:10) that were scattered abroad.

Caiaphas prophesied that the death of the Messiah would inflate the ranks of Israel with the return of the other ten tribes. How did the Messiah's death accomplish this? Yeshua primed the mechanism used to regather Judah and the Children of Elohim to the Land of Israel: the Resurrection (Act 23:6; 24:15; 28:20; 1Cor 15:17-20).

Mat 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, that is, to give his life a ransom (from the Greek root word luo, Strong's #3089, which means to unfasten, release from bonds, to set free ...'from the power of the grave', Hos 13:14; Act 2:22-24) before (1Cor 15:20) a multitude (Gen 48:4).

Rev 1:5 And from Yeshua the Messiah of Israel, the trustworthy witness, and the first to be born from among the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the Land. Unto him that loved us, and freed us (the Greek word is luo, to set free) from our sins (our captors) with his own blood (his death).

Heb 11:39-40 All these were approved through their faith, but they did not receive what was promised (the promise of the Seed living in the Land of Israel, Exo 32:13; Heb 11:15-16), since Elohim had foreseen something better concerning us (all Israel), in order that they (the dead, Heb 11:13) would not be made perfect (made incorruptible and immortal in the better Resurrection, cp. Luk 13:32; Heb 5:6-9; 11:35b) without us (the living, 1The 4:13-17).

Act 9:15 YHVH said unto Ananias, "Go thy way; for Shaul is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my Name before the nations and kings, even the Children of Israel. (See Gen 17:6).

Rom 11:25-27 I would not, Brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery (lest ye should be wise in your own conceits); because of a predetermination (the Greek phrase apo merous is used in Classical Greek for destiny or heritage, see Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War 2.37), obduracy is happened to Israel (Isa 29:9-14; Eze 39:22-29) until the meloh ha-goyim occurs (this Hebrew phrase is from Gen 48:19 where Jacob gives Ephraim the birthright, saying effectively that Ephraim's seed will become a multitude of gentiles). And so, after the seed of Ephraim have thoroughly mixed with the gentiles and are returned to Israel, all Israel shall be saved (repatriated); as it is written, "the Redeemer shall come to Zion and come to them that return from rebellion in Jacob, saith YHVH. As for me, this is my covenant with them that return, saith YHVH (cited from Isa 59:20-21)" ...."the iniquity of Jacob shall be purged (cited from Isa 27:9)".

The 10 tribes of Israel were destined to mix with other nations (Amo 9:9), to the exclusion of the nations of Esau (see Gen 28:6-9). There are 3 types of gentiles: seed-gentiles (Israel, Hos 7:8; 8:8), soil-gentiles (non-Israelites, Gal 3:8), and satan-gentiles. Satan is the Hebrew word for adversary and is not a supernatural omnipresent spirit-being. Please note that the parable in Isaiah Chapter 14 concerned an Edomite, vs. 4. In Eze 28:2-19, it is another Edomite that is being lamented (see "Lamenting an Edomite" below). The first chapter of Job refers to a protagonist or prosecutor among exiled priests in a Court of Law (Job 42:7-12). And the serpent in Genesis Chapter 3 was part of a prophetic dream that Adam experienced while in a coma; from Gen 2:21 to Gen 3:7. The serpent in the garden represented the satan-gentiles: Esau the Protagonist, and his descendants: Gen 27:38-41; Exo 15:15-18; 17:16; Isa 34; Obadiah; Mal 1:3-4; Rev 19. These are the "others" mentioned in: Luk 18:11, Eph 2:3 and 1The 4:13.

Lamenting an Edomite

 
Lamenting the King of Tyre

Ezekiel 28:2-19:

Verse 2 'Son of man, say to the Ruler of Tyre, "Adonai YHVH says this: In your arrogance you say, 'I am El; I sit throned like Elohim on the high seas.' Though you are a man and not El, you try to think the thoughts of Elohim (compare Act 12:21-22).

Verse 3 What? Are you wiser than Dan'il (a Ugaritic legenday hero)? Has no secret been hidden from you?

Verses 4-5 By your wisdom and intelligence you have amassed great wealth for yourself, you have gathered gold and silver into your treasuries. By your skill in trading you have increased your riches, and with your riches your arrogance has grown.

Verses 6-8 Therefore Adonai YHVH says this: Because you try to think the thoughts of Elohim I will bring foreigners against you, the most barbarous of the nations. They will draw sword against your fine wisdom, they will defile your splendor, they will throw you down into the depths to die a death of disgrace on the high seas.

Verses 9-10 Will you still dare to say you are Elohim before your assailant slays you? No, you are a man and not El, in the clutches of your assailants. You will die the deaths of the uncircumcised ("never to exist again", vs. 19), at the hands of foreigners.

Verses 11-13 For I have spoken - it is Adonai YHVH who speaks."' And the word of YHVH came to me saying, 'Son of man, raise a dirge over the king of Tyre. Say to him, "Adonai YHVH says this: You were once a seal, an exemplar of perfection, full of wisdom, perfect in beauty. You came into luxury, a paradise from Elohim, gems of every kind were your covering, Sardin, topaz, diamond, chrysolite, onyx, jasper, sapphire, carbuncle, emerald. Your jingling beads were of gold, and the spangles you wore were made for you on the day of your birth.

Verses 14-15 I had provided you regal power to protect a large region; you were in the set-apart mountain of Elohim (Jerusalem, Isa 2:2-3), and you walked proudly among the stones that flashed with fire (Israelites, Exo 28:21). You were blameless in all your ways from the day of your birth until iniquity came to light.

Verse 16 Your busy trading has filled you with lawlessness and sin, so I thrust you down from the mountain of Elohim, and the guardian cherub banished you from among the stones that flashed like fire.

Verses 17-19 Your heart has made you arrogant because of your beauty. You have corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. I have thrown you to the ground; I have made you a spectacle for other kings. So great was your sin in your wicked trading, that you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I kindled a fire within you, to consume you. I left you as ashes on the ground for all to see. Of the nations, all who know you were aghast; you will never exist again."'

The doctrine of inevitability

 
Jacob - the pottery of value

Rom 9:21-23 Or has the potter no right over His clay, to make from the same lump (Isaac, vs. 10-13; Gen 25:23) one piece of pottery of value (Jacob, vs. 13) and another valueless (Esau, Heb 12:15-17)? And what if YHVH, desiring to display His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience objects of wrath (the Edomites) prepared for destruction? He did so in order that He might make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy (Jacob's descendants), which He has prepared beforehand for glory.

A descendant of Esau is not prohibited from being saved (that is, to have an inheritance in the Kingdom of YHVH in Israel), The Targum of Jonathan renders Deu 23:7-8 as, "Do not despise an Edomite that comes to be made a proselyte, because he is your brother. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you were a foreign resident in his land. Their grandchildren (the children born to them in the third generation, from the time they became proselytes) may enter YHVH's assembly".

Lords, what must I do to escape?

 
Jailer asked Paul to help him escape

The jailer’s inquiry in Acts 16:30 was a desperate plea to escape punishment for allowing the prisoners to escape (Act 16:27-28). He mistook Paul and Silas as personifications of his gods (Act 16:29 & 14:8-18) and looked to them for deliverance. He was not convicted of his sins nor aware of a need to convert to another religion, because he was asleep when Paul and Silas were singing and praying (Act 16:25-27).

Paul and Silas must have recognized this gentile as one of the lost sheep of the House of Israel; if not, there was no answer to his question (they were not "gods" and they had no influence with the jailer's supervisor). How were they able to recognize lost sheep?

Act 1:8 Ye shall receive power (the ability to distinguish the Remnant whom YHVH shall call), when the special anointing is poured out upon you.

In Acts 2:14-21, Peter reveals that the outpouring was a precursor of this prophecy:

Joel 2:27-3:2:

Verses 27-29 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am YHVH your Elohim, and none else; and my People shall never be ashamed. And it shall come to pass after ye know that I am in the midst of Israel (Zec 12:9-11), that I will pour out my spirit upon everyone of my People; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your elders shall recall dreams, your chosen shall see visions (they will receive whatever gifts are necessary to aid the Remnant whom YHVH shall call). And also upon the bond slaves and upon the female slaves (the slaves are the Remnant, who are still captivated by their host nations) in those days will I pour out my spirit.

Verses 30-32 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the Great and the Terrible Day of YHVH come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever among my heritage Israel shall call on the Name of YHVH shall escape. For in Mount Zion, that is in Jerusalem, shall be refuge (as YHVH has said) even refuge for the Remnant whom YHVH shall call (Zec 10:8-9).

Verses 1-2 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, as I bring back the captives to Judah even Jerusalem, that I will also gather the Whole Earth (the "whole earth" is the empire of the beast, as discussed in the chapter called "666") and will bring them down into the valley of the division of judgment, and I will enter into judgment with them there, in behalf of my People, even my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and then divided up my Land (Psa 83).

Act 16:30 Lords, what must I do to escape judgment?

The three keys to escaping

 
The three keys to escaping

Key #1. Believe the Messiah of Israel and the Torah, who have revealed that you are the physical seed of Abraham (Luk 1:46-55).

Act 16:31-32 And they said, "place your trust on Adoneinu Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel, and thou shalt be saved (escape), and thy House (the House of Israel)". And Paul and Silas talked to him, and to all that were in his House (his circle of influence among the House of Israel), from the Word of YHVH.

Gal 3:8-9 The scripture, foreseeing that YHVH would vindicate the gentiles through Abraham's faith, preached beforehand the Gospel to Abraham, saying in Gen 12:3 "in thee shall all gentiles be mixed" (The Hebrew word for “blessed” in Gen 12:3 is v'Nivrechu which means mixed or grafted. This mixing with his seed is the promise that Abraham believed, and it was accounted to him for righteousness, Gal 3:6). So those who have faith (those who use what they have been taught) are those who were mixed with the seeds of Abraham, who had faith.

Key #2. Return to YHVH, the Torah, the Covenant, and your brother Judah (Act 15:19), and do tevilah (a Hebrew word that means a ritual immersion and foreshadows the Resurrection; see the sidebar above).

Act 16:33-34a And the jailer paralabon them the same hour of the night (paralambano is a Greek word which means, to receive with the mind, to learn from. The jailer took them at their word that he was one of the Children of Israel. This was "repentance"). He washed their stripes (demonstrated a contrite heart, Psa 51:17; Isa 57:15); and immediately the jailer, and all his, did tevilah. And when he had brought Paul and Silas into his home, he set a table for them (the Meal of Reconciliation, Luk 15:23-24; Gen 31:51-55; Psa 23:5).

The demonstration of a contrite heart is not repentance. To repent is not remorse for past sins. If being pricked in the heart and feeling sorry for sin was repentance (Acts 2:37), then Peter's next statement (Acts 2:38) in which he urges them to repent would have been unnecessary. Why tell them to repent if they had already done so?

Repentance:

Take words of repentance with you and return to YHVH. Say to Him: "Forgive all our sin and accept what is good, so that we may repay You with praise from our lips. ... I will heal their apostasy; I will freely love them, for My anger will have turned from him (Hos 14:2,4).

Repentance is realizing you have forgotten and despised your birthright.

Hos 13:4-6 I have been YHVH your Elohim ever since the land of the Mitsrayim; you know no god but Me, and no savior exists without Me. I knew you in the wilderness, in the land of drought. When they had pasture, they became satisfied; they were satisfied, and their hearts became proud. Therefore they forgot Me.

Repentance occurs once you set out to do the commandments and statutes of the Covenant you have cast away (e.g. the Sabbath, clean foods, the appointed festivals, etc).

Hos 4:6 My People are made silent for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from serving me. Since you have mislaid and ignored the Torah of your Elohim, I will also mislay your sons.

Hos 8:12 Though I were to write out for him ten thousand points of My Torah, they would be regarded as something alien.

Repentance is throwing off all the trappings of idolatry. As James said in Acts 15:21, when you begin to de-idolize you will look forward to hearing more instruction.

Hos 4:17 Ephraim is joined to idols; let him alone.

Hos 7:8-9 Ephraim himself is mixed among the nations: Ephraim is become a half-baked cake. Strangers have devoured his identity, and he knew it not.

Hos 8:8 Israel is swallowed up and now shall they be among the gentiles as a vessel that has fallen short of its previous glory (Rom 3:23).

Hos 14:1 Israel, return unto YHVH thy Elohim; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

Hos 14:8 Ephraim shall say: 'What have I to do any more with idols'?

Key #3. Rejoice:

Act 16:34b And rejoiced, believing in YHVH, with all his House (Psa 149:2).