The Sound of Truth

(John K Johnson)

 

 

“The Sound of Truth,” is the Voice of God’s (Yahweh’s) Word. It is unalterable, IS from the beginning, and IS forever (eternal, age without end). Yahweh says so. NO Church, Institution, doctrine, teaching, opinion, man’s perspective nor any OTHER thing or issue can change the eternal VOICE of GOD.  What Voice are you tuned in to? In these last days, you want to make sure what (which voice) you allow to form your thinking… because your thinking will determine your behavior, which will either lead you to the “narrow gate” of eternal life or to the “wide way” unto destruction. You ALONE must choose the “voice” of the way to eternal destiny. Let us quickly review Biblical truth.

 

89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.  Ps 119:89 KJV

 

2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.  Ps 138:2 KJV

 

8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.  Heb 13:8 KJV

 

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 

2 The same was in the beginning with God.  John 1:1-2 KJV

 

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 KJV

 

[Above “bold” text emphasis added by author]

 

Yeshua (Jesus) IS the VOICE of GOD. There is but ONE VOICE of GOD. Yeshua and God are ONE (John 10:30). There will NEVER be a time when any teaching will be the truth IF it gives you ANY different message than that of the Torah (the forever settled Word of GOD). The written Torah (Books of Old Testament, Tanach, namely first 5 Books of “Law of Moses”), will never be disputed by the real and only Yeshua (OTHERWISE you are hearing the VOICE of “another Jesus;” about whom Yeshua said, “MY sheep will not follow THAT VOICE, John 10:5). Neither will any Yahweh inspired thinking (by His authentic Holy Spirit) dispute the Torah. There are many “spiritual voices” that transmit messages within the “sound spectrum.” I can attest to this from my personal ministry encounters with people who claim to have heard “spirit voices” that simply disagreed with Biblical truth. Be also warned that some of these “voices” were from persons saying, “God gave me a word for you.” The ONLY “sound track” that you can go to, for a “truth validation” check, is the forever settled WORD of God (Yahweh’s Torah, given to Moses at Mt. Sinai).

 

Let me make what I just said perfectly clear: If you think you hear a “Holy Spirit” VOICE (inspiration) that leads you away from Torah, you are hearing the evil spirit of this age. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God… and Yahweh only has one VOICE (Echad or Unity voice, in Hebrew), manifested as ONLY ONE MESSAGE. The Bible identifies the SON (Yeshua) and the Divine Presence (Ruach HaKodesh in Hebrew, or Holy Spirit) as manifestations of Yahweh, and they all are of the same VOICE. Any other spiritual presence that leads you away from the written Torah is from the Devil, NO EXCEPTIONS. Consider these following Scriptures.

 

20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Isa 8:20 KJV

 

AND,

 

44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

 

45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.

 

46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

 

47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

 

48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

 

49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

 

50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. John 12:44-50 KJV

 

[Above “bold” text emphasis added by author]

 

AND,

 

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

 

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

 

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

 

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

 

19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

 

20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

 

21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

 

22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

 

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

 

24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

 

25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

 

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  John 14:15-26 KJV

 

[Above “bold” text emphasis added by author]

 

 The Bible is the written book of record of a particular people (Israel, the “Olive Tree” of the Scriptures) and authored by our extraordinary Heavenly Father (Yahweh). The term “Bible” used herein, must be considered to be an unblemished reflection of the Original Language/Text, regardless what modern translations may have added or taken away by the vernacular affect of time and language differences. Even in our modern times, it is hard enough to understand words and communications when you simply travel in a country where you don’t speak the language nor understand their colloquial speech and customs in various parts of a country, nor connect with the added idioms of the society; any, or all of which, can contribute to considerable misunderstanding. Likewise, the term Bible and its message, as used herein, means “as understood” by the original society and in relative meaning as that society would have understood it… and, so it is with that view, that we must seek to understand the Bible. Tragically, this is not the case with modern religious practice and its diversity.

 

Have you ever given thought to Yeshua’s reasoning behind these two Scriptures?

 

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  Matt 7:21 KJV

 

 

50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.  Matt 12:50  KJV

 

[Above “bold” text emphasis added by author]

 

It is this author’s opinion that the “will of the Father” in heaven has clearly been declared in His written WORD (Torah), and exampled by the one (Yeshua) above, who said, “whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.” Yeshua did not, in any way, attempt to redefine the Father’s “voice” of the Torah, in which He was the incarnate representation in human likeness.

 

What about the VOICE of GOD?

 

The word “voice,” (alone, without any nuances) according to my “Biblesoft” PC Study Bible Computer software, is found 505 times in the entire KJV Bible. In the OT, “voice” is nearly always the Hebrew word # 6963 from Strong’s Concordance; which can is also translated sound, noise, etc, and #6963 is used 507 times, of which most usage is “voice.”:

 

OT:6963

qowl (kole); or qol (kole); from an unused root meaning to call aloud; a voice or sound:

 

KJV -  aloud, bleating, crackling, cry (+out), fame, lightness, lowing, noise, hold peace, [pro-] claim, proclamation, sing, sound, spark, thunder (-ing), voice, yell.

 

(Biblesoft: Ditto)

 

In the Greek NT, “voice” is the word # 5456 from Strong’s Concordance; and using the same software search, we find 143 uses of  the word “voice”; which has primarily the same meaning as the Hebrew word. I say “primarily,” because there are times when words are “translated” into English, from Hebrew, where we can form different “mental pictures,” from our modern culture’s normative use of words, and how we “frame” the thoughts they bring to our thinking. Often times, the “frames” we construct include influences from many different sources in addition to that which the individual word or subject alone conveys. (Words are containers, and it is not unusual for prejudices, cultural bias, political and social bias, misinformation, false teachings and etc., to enter into our “framing” of words to distort the real “stand alone” meaning they were intended to convey). A primary example is the influence on the word “Jew” that anti-Semitism has had… much of Christian Church perspective “frames” the Old Testament teachings with such perspective as, “the law was for the Jews,” or “God has a different way to deal with the Jews,” and the OT scriptures are for them, etc… a fact thoroughly documented in historic writings in theological archives.

 

Also important to the understanding of “words,” is a very insightful commentary from the excellent study Bible by Spiros Zodhiates, “The Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible.” (AMG International, Inc. D/B/A AMG Publishers; ISBN 0-89957-653-2). He comments in his introduction to Deuteronomy, “Deuteronomy” is a transliteration from a Greek word which means “second law.” This title for the book is derived from the incorrect translation of Deuteronomy 17:18 in the Septuagint (the ancient Gr. Translation of the OT). The Hebrew text is properly translated in the KJV, “that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book.” Deuteronomy is not a “second Law,” but merely a repetition and expansion of the laws contained in the first books of the Pentateuch. The Hebrew title (the first words of the text) means “these are the words.”

 

There has been some that say the fifth book of Moses, Deuteronomy, is a new or second utterance; which if one “embraced,” would bring confusion to the proper perspective of the Law of Moses… which of course is the Devil’s continual agenda… to separate men from the word or “voice” of God. The first Biblical record of this “example,” using the word #6963 (voice), of separating men from the “voice” of God is in Genesis 3:8. This followed the “fall” of Adam when the “serpent” (Devil) corrupted the “hearing” of the truth of God’s voice or “instructions” (Torah in the sense of “original” instruction). In vs 3:8, we find Adam and Eve “hiding” themselves from the presence of God upon “hearing” His “voice.” Remarkable, when you really think about this scenario… It is continually repeated all through the ages where men (because of their sin), hide themselves from the “presence” of God, because when His “voice” is heard, the truth and eternal light of Yahweh’s righteousness invades the darkness of  sin’s effect, and men “squint” their spiritual eyes and ears… There is no better example of this than when a “believer,” whose spiritual vessel has been tainted with corrupt words, draws back from hearing the “voice” or “words” of the Torah concerning the message of their “Hebrew Roots.”

 

 I submit to you that the innate power of the truth (forever embodied in God’s Words) is divinely designed to challenge our spirit and call us to the “words” of life, deliverance and healing so that the power of sin can be broken. The “voice” of God will both draw us to salvation and separate us from worldliness, or our rebellion to the sound of “words of life,” will separate us from God. The Bible does not say that Adam and Eve were “lost” (in the “Christian” meaning), and I believe God was simply trying to restore them to fellowship and understanding of His dealings with them now in their impure condition. On the other hand, Cain chose to go his own rebellious way, fully rejecting the “voice” of God, when admonished to “deal” with the sin that was lying at his door. (Gen 4:7). It is also noteworthy that it was the “voice” of Abel’s blood that cried out to God… what affect will the “voice” or “words” of God have on you? The Hebrew for Deuteronomy is Devarim or “words.” Words determine how we live… or die. It is “words,” that the teacher (Solomon) says, when “hidden in our hearts,” become life to all who find them, and healing to all our flesh. Prov 4:22. This reference, of course, means hiding Torah in our hearts... not just “any” words.

 

Lets us look closely at the Greek word for “voice.”

 

NT:5456

phone (fo-nay'); probably akin to NT:5316 through the idea of disclosure; a tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication, an address (for any purpose), saying or language:

 

KJV - noise, sound, voice.

 

(Biblesoft: Ditto)

 

Do you notice anything familiar with this Greek Word “translated” to “voice” in our Bibles?

 

The word “phone” is where we get several words that will quickly begin to “link” into what I want to say. First the modern day dictionary meaning for some of these “linked” words.

 

Phone

 

[Main Entry: (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

1phone

Pronunciation:

\fōn\

Function:

noun

Etymology:

Greek phōnē

Date:

circa 1866

: a speech sound considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the sound system of a language]

 

Author’s comment:

(Of course, we have come to call the talking device we use every day “the phone,” which it is; and likewise, the “American Heritage” dictionary’s first meaning for “phone”  is simply “sound.”); And,

 

Phonic

 

[Main Entry: (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

pho·nic

Pronunciation:

\fä-nik also fō-\

Function:

adjective

Date:

1823

1: of, relating to, or producing sound : acoustic2 a: of or relating to the sounds of speech b: of or relating to phonics]

 

 

Phonics

 

[Main Entry: (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

pho·nics

Pronunciation:

\fä-niks, 1 is also fō-\

Function:

noun plural but singular in construction

Date:

circa 1684

1 : the science of sound : acoustics 2 : a method of teaching beginners to read and pronounce words by learning the phonetic value of letters, letter groups, and especially syllables]

 

The understanding of these words and the incredible relationship they have to our spiritual life is astounding to say the least… please follow carefully what I am about to say to you. It is very important for us to know the “sound” and “voice” of Yahweh… as opposed to some “other” sound or voice… a “voice” has a “distinct” sound…  What about “sound”?

 

Sound

 

[Main Entry: (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

3sound (first noun meaning)

Function:

noun

Etymology:

Middle English soun, from Anglo-French son, sun, from Latin sonus, from sonare to sound; akin to Old English swinn melody, Sanskrit svanati it sounds

Date:

13th century

1 a: a particular auditory impression : tone b: the sensation perceived by the sense of hearing c: mechanical radiant energy that is transmitted by longitudinal pressure waves in a material medium (as air) and is the objective cause of hearing]

 

[The American Heritage Dictionary:

 

  1. A vibratory disturbance, with frequencies in the approximate range of 20 to 20,000 hz capable of being heard;
  2. A distinctive noise.]

 

Additional references can be researched by the reader if further technical interest beckons. For now, suffice it to say, what I want the reader to understand is that there are some valuable points to be gleaned from these definitions. First, sound and voice are capable of being distinct (having some kind of distinguishable recognition) and second, both are a sensation perceived by the sense of hearing.  These two very valuable points will not be elaborated upon but suffice it to say they are of immense importance… and must be understood to be central to our spiritual life, and to our safety on the way to the narrow gate of eternal life.

 

An example in real life:

 

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria (December 1, 1949 – December 2, 1993) gained world infamy as a Colombian drug dealer. Escobar became so wealthy in the drug trade that in 1989 Forbes magazine had listed him as the seventh richest man in the world. He is widely considered to be one of the most brutally ruthless, ambitious and powerful drug dealers in history.

 

[Source: http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Pablo+Escobar]

 

It was further reported that by “using radio triangulation technology provided as part of the United States efforts, a Colombian electronic surveillance team found him hiding in a middle-class barrio in Medellín.” (He was apparently talking on a cell phone, and since they had a sound track of his “known” or “distinctive” voice, he was identified. Think about it, out of all the thousands, perhaps millions of “voices,” one voice was a “distinctive” sound.)

 

This author has come to understand that the sophistication of the science of audio engineering has advanced to the place where the “listening” devices on the “phone” systems world wide are capable of making a “distinction” of a “known voice, or sound” and with that “known” voice, that the “listening” devices can in fact detect the “auditory impression,” not unlike the use of a fingerprint or DNA profile to identify the target… and locate its position. By now, some 14 years after Pablo Escobar’s demise, in the world of technology, who knows what the “powers that be” can do with your phone or computer communications. Now, I have only “exampled” this item to relate it to the physical laws of sound and reception.

 

This author has also come to understand that where there is no “receiver” then the sound is not heard; as it is my understanding that a law of physics says, “where there is no receiver, there is no sound.” This is NOT the fault or error of the transmission, but the absence of the receiver. However the sound is still available to an available “tuned” receiver… such as when you “tune” in your radio to a particular station. On your radio, you are looking at a “location,” authorized by the FCC (in the USA), and not at the “sound itself.” The one, who wants to “tune in” to the VOICE of GOD, must A) be present or available; and B) have his “receiver” set to God’s location “on the dial” (His distinct sound). The spiritual atmosphere surrounding us and the clamoring of “voices” of different spirits around us, are not unlike our present day surrounding airways, which are full of different “transmissions,” some of which we simply choose to “tune out.” For example, I prefer my radio set to soft background music, not the hammering sound of heavy metal; so I simply do not tune in the heavy metal sound (although it is in the airways).

 

Now, how would a “truth seeker” ever tune into the right “voice, or sound” to be sure the true God of Heaven and Earth was the “originator” of the transmission? I submit to you, my dear friends, it is very important that you understand that the only “transmission” that can be defined as the true “VOICE of GOD,” is HIS written Word (Torah). And on your part, you must choose to “tune in” to the “right” station… AND, equally important, you must have a heart desire to “hear” the sound of God’s Voice, and not the voice of a stranger that Yeshua speaks of in the parable of the sheepfold in John Chapter 10… where he says HIS sheep “hear” HIS voice. On this last point, it is this writer’s opinion that one can not experience this “heart desire” to hear Yahweh’s Voice unless Yahweh draws that one, in His time and in His way to the station. I believe the one who “seeks” the real Yeshua and the Torah will be drawn to the “sound of truth.” It is one of the mysteries of the Bible and I have come to trust the Father for His timing and ways in my life… and in His dealings in the lives of others.

 

God first gave Israel the “Torah,” the forever settled Word of God; He secondly sent his Son, Yeshua (the incarnate and living “same” unchanged Word), and then poured out His Divine Spirit, who calls to our remembrance the truths of His Word that we have “hidden in our heart,” as the Psalmist said, “so that I not sin against God.” Ps 119:11. The Torah, The SON and The SPIRIT, can only be reached on the SAME station… if you are listening to some other station, you are headed for destruction. These are strong words… but the truth is what the Prophets and the Messiah and Apostles died defending and preaching. If you decide to tune in to the truth and live the life the uncompromised Word teaches… you should read Matthew Chapter 10 and see what the Scriptures tell you to expect as His disciple, because you will be hated for his name’s sake (His name, Yeshua is Salvation)…And, people will not like you if you insist on listening to that “Old Testament” station… and will usually say, “don’t you know Jesus nailed that station to the cross?” NOT SO, in fact Yeshua said just the opposite:

 

 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

 

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matt 5:17-18 KJV

 

What did Yeshua think of Moses writings? He said they were about Him, and if you don’t believe (hear/obey in Hebrew, “shama”) Moses, how can you believe Him (Yeshua):

 

46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

 

47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? John 5:46-47 KJV

 

What does the Yahweh’s Word say about listening to the right station (Torah), Strong’s # 8451, meaning: law, instruction?

 

4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.  Prov 28:4 KJV

 

9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.  Prov 28:9 KJV

 

“law,” in above two verses is Strong’s # 8451, Torah in the Hebrew.

 

Do you truly understand the implications of these above 4 scriptures? Do you really want to “turn away,” or “tune out,” the Torah? If so, do you realize you are “tuning out” the VOICE of GOD?  Do you say you believe Yeshua and say that Moses writings (Torah) are NOT for the Church today? If such thinking defines your position, who may I ask has bewitched you? What “voice” is forming your thinking?

 

It is now time to decide what all this must mean. First, I have come to the place where I am by the Grace of God… He alone has brought me here to embrace the “entire counsel” of the Bible, not just the New Testament. As any reader of the Bible must soon discover, Yeshua quoted the Old Testament continually (the ONLY Word in hand at that time, whether the Hebrew version or the Greek Septuagint) and clearly instructed us to obey the commandments. Likewise, as did the early Apostles teach and obey the Torah in their time. The only teachings Yeshua, the Apostles, or Paul rebuked was the traditional “non-Torah” legalism of the Pharisees and Sadducees and other pagan practices of NT early church formative practices. The Bible, all 66 books are for us today. How can I then live this life of faith, receive salvation by grace and do the “works” of a Torah lifestyle (that James says must prove that our faith is not dead)? I know that in my flesh I am hopelessly and desperately wicked and lost… without hope, for all of us have a share in Adams fall, as we are of the original seed of Adam. But, as Paul said:

 

14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

 

15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

 

16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?

 

17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. 2 Cor 2:14-17 KJV

 

[Above “bold” text emphasis added by author]

 

Yeshua “always” causes us to triumph… the REAL Yeshua that is; who DOES NOT corrupt the Word of God… “as does many,” as Paul says. If You rebuke Moses (Torah) you are corrupting the only true “identity” of the Messiah that can identify HIM as a “distinctive” voice, and also lead you in harmonious fellowship with like minded saints (those in Yeshua by faith, who love HIM and keep HIS commandments), and which “voice” leads you to the altar as the “bride without spot or wrinkle (HIS Body, the Bride).” There is NO other distinctive set of “bride specifications,” other than the Torah… unless that is; you are the “bride” of “another Jesus.”

 

The misunderstanding about Old Testament and New Testament unity comes from listening to the wrong voices… of which there are many. Some in Judaism lead us away from the Messiah and there are others in Christianity that have led us away from Torah. Both of those voices are wrong. And, in the world, there are many other false sounds that go out to tickle our ears for entertaining our flesh and soulish appetites; many of which are prolific in the post-modern Churches that are embracing meditative practices hatched long ago in Eastern religions, which strangely refer to themselves as “new age.” These are spiritual death traps that Satan has concocted to deceive people. Tragically, many churches today are entertainment centers with social programs and piecemeal Bible “bites” that woefully distort the “voice” of truth. The message of Yeshua was “repent” and if He walked into most of our “church” and “synagogue” settings, the same word would first come out of His mouth. It is time to repent; the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. I speak this to ALL of us.

 

There must be a foundation of faith unto salvation, which Yeshua’s blood at Calvary alone can provide; and likewise there must be a foundation for the “VOICE” that we must hear for our way of walking out the Yeshua “like” lifestyle, and that “voice” was given as a “distinctive” sound long ago at Mt. Sinai… and it is yet today the “sound” of truth. Paul said:

 

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

 

24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

 

25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

 

26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

 

27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

 

28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

 

29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:

 

30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

 

31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. Rom 3:23-31 KJV

 

[Above “bold” text emphasis added by author]

 

Too often I hear people try to connect the “deeds of the law,” which can NOT save us, to our “justification” (place of right standing) obtained only by faith; which faith indeed “justifies” the repentant believer and is the only way to salvation by Yeshua’s blood (which “faith,” by the way was the same as our Father Abraham had, and will continue to be the salvation method for everyone since Adam and unto the last man standing at the end of the age). [See the author’s article “Understanding Salvation”]  Now mind you, Paul was a Torah keeper, which he vehemently defended. When he says above, “Do we then make the law (Torah) void through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” He is like me, declaring that now that we are saved by Yahweh’s grace and blood of Messiah, let us walk like Yeshua exampled for us and commanded us, the walk of the Torah (law) of Yahweh. This walk is in obedience to wise and orderly practices given to us for our well being (by Yahweh); and we embrace obedience to Torah through love, not some kind of oppressive legalism that if we don’t comply with it we will be cut off from our salvation.

 

I urge you to become “one” with the believers of the only people who Yahweh has ever made a covenant with… those of whom the saints of old, Prophets, Apostles, and “whosoever will,” are all of one family, grafted into the ONE tree (Olive tree of Israel, of which root and stem is Yeshua, the tree of life); they are Israel: please carefully consider this closing description of those Israelites, “who listen to the voice of truth.”

 

“From the beginning Yahweh has only had ONE people with whom He made a covenant, and with whom He refers to making a new (renewed) covenant with; those people were (and are) called “Israel.” They are identified (yesterday, today and forever) as those who embrace Torah (keep His Commandments as Yeshua taught), love Yahweh (and in the “renewed covenant” receive His Son Yeshua the Messiah and His blood sacrifice for salvation), and are joined by faith to the Commonwealth of ONE PEOPLE… Israel. This is not a “church,” “nation,” “bloodline,” or “political” people… IT IS A FAITH PEOPLE. There will be some “nation” Jews included, some “bloodline” Jews and Israelites included, and there will be some “gentiles” included, known as “companions” according to the Scriptures (Ezk 37:15-28). Most of the “Israelites,” or the scattered seed of the Northern Kingdom (Israel, 10 tribes), and “their companions,” are today, for the most part, scattered in among the Christian Churches worldwide (they are people, not “churches”)… and are being called out and back to their Hebraic roots... Torah.”

 

I believe with all my mind and heart that the preceding is scripturally solid. However, you are advised to be like those at the “Berean” synagogue (when Paul and Silas were teaching) where Jewish believers (and Greeks) did search the Scriptures “daily” to see if this be so” (Acts 17:10-12). Of course, the only scripture for them to search was the Tanach (Torah, Prophets, and the writings), now known as the Hebrew Bible in its modern form, or its counterpart in Greek, the Septuagint… which Voice of Truth is forever settled. Now whether it is the Hebrew or the Greek, the original text is the key and the truth is the fact. When you read your New Testament, remember, like the flower that came from the bud, which from a seed became the finished beautiful flower (because its distinct identity was determined by its seed); if what you conclude from your reading does not contain the same spiritual DNA as the seed (Torah), you have a hybrid (from a different seed), which can look like the real until its fruit is recognizable, and at which time Yeshua said it would be gathered up and thrown into the fire (because it was not the seed of the Sower)… I urge you to search out the entire council of God’s Word and let the Divine Holy Spirit teach you the truth, which Yeshua said would be the Holy Spirit’s ministry, the ministry of teaching you and calling to remembrance the forever settled Word of God (the one authentic Voice of truth). When Yeshua taught the parable of the Sower, He said the “seed” was the Word of God. He was referring to the Torah; and in Matthew Chapter 13, He also warned us of the “other” seed, the word of the wicked one, which produced the “tares.”  It is in the parable of the Sower, in Mark Chapter 4, that Yeshua said something “distinct,” and that was “if you do not understand this parable, how can you understand the other parables?” The distinctive and set apart “truth” of the Torah is the safety net for all of Yahweh’s people. Keep it in your heart, it is the “good seed”… it is Yeshua alive in you… it is the “incorruptible seed,” by which Peter said we have “born again.” It will produce the “good fruit,” which will be for the benefit of others and will glorify the Father.

 

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 1 Peter 1:23 KJV

 

[Above “bold” text emphasis added by author]

 

When our understanding is “opened,” and we discard all our traditions and concerns for what people think (family and friend alike), and concern ourselves only with what Yahweh thinks… we are free from all hindering powers that try to steal our “covenant” rights, which Yahweh handed down to “us” by (through) Moses on Mt. Sinai. Remember “the sound of truth,” is every word that proceeds forth from out of the mouth of God (Yahweh). Any disagreeable sound is from the wicked one, Satan, who is the “father of lies.” And, like any deception, if it were not so convincing it could not be deception. Therefore, you must anchor your heart and mind close and securely to the Torah (the Word that became Yeshua)… the only “foundation” of truth.

Shalom, and may Yahweh’s peace and presence comfort your entire being, heart, mind and soul.

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