One in Messiah Congregation

 

Shabbat Shalom

 

August 23, 2008

 

God has His own calendar

We are in the 5th month, 21th day

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Judaism made up the name AV.

The fifth month has "No Name" in Scripture,

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*** Next week, Lord willing, we will be in our own building.

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Torah Portion - Parshah Eikev - Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25

H6118 êqeb - ay'-keb - From H6117 in the sense of H6119; a heel, that is, (figuratively) the last of anything (used adverbially for ever); also result, that is, compensation; and so (adverbially with preposition or relatively) on account of: - because, by, end, for, if, reward.

 

BDB Definition: consequence (noun masculine), consequence, consequence, gain, reward, end, as a consequence, because, consequently (adverb), as a consequence of, that, because (conjunction)

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H6119 / aqeb / iqqebâh - BDB Definition: heel, rear, footprint, hinder part, hoof, rear of a troop, footstep - heel, mark of heel, footprint, hinder part, rear - Part of Speech: noun masculine

From H6117; a heel (as protuberant); hence a track; figuratively the rear (of an army). (lier in wait is by mistake for H6120.): - heel, [horse-] hoof, last, lier in wait [by mistake for H6120], (foot-) step.

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H6117 aqab - BDB Definition: to supplant, circumvent, take by the heel, follow at the heel, assail insidiously, overreach, (Qal) to supplant, overreach, attack at the heel - (Piel) to hold back - Part of Speech: verb - primitive root

 

A primitive root; properly to swell out or up; used only as denominative from H6119, to seize by the heel; figuratively to circumvent (as if tripping up the heels); also to restrain (as if holding by the heel): - take by the heel, stay, supplant, utterly.

 

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Some requiements to please the Lord

 

Deut. 10 [12] And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, [13] To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?

[14] Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
[15] Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
[16] Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
[17] For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
[18] He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
[19] Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
[20] Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
[21] He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.
[22] Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.

Mic. 6 [8] He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God

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Let's summarize some of the Lord's requiements:

 

Deut.10 [12] And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of the,

Mic. 6 [8] He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee,

 

1 - to fear the LORD thy God

2 - to walk in all his ways

3 - to love him

4 - to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul

5 - to keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good

6 - Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked

7 - regard not persons

8 - do not take reward

9 - execute true judgment

10 - love the stranger, fatherless and widow

11 - him shalt thou cleave (the Lord)

12 - swear by his name (the Lord)

13 - to do justly

14 - to love mercy

15 - to walk humbly with thy God

 

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Today's Topic: "Step ONE" - Fear of the LORD

 

Pss. 111 [10] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

 

Prov. 1 [7] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

 

Prov. 9 [10] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

 

Fear

H3372 yare' - yaw-ray' - A primitive root; to fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten: - affright, be (make) afraid, dread (-ful), (put in) fear (-ful, -fully, -ing). (be had in) reverence (-end), see, terrible (act, -ness, thing).

 

BDB Definition: to fear, revere, be afraid, (Qal) to fear, be afraid, to stand in awe of, be awed, to fear, reverence, honour, respect, ) (Niphal) to be fearful, be dreadful, be feared, to cause astonishment and awe, be held in awe, to inspire reverence or godly fear or awe, (Piel) to make afraid, terrify, to shoot, pour, Part of Speech: verb

 

Beginning

H7225 re shiyth, ray-sheeth', the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically a firstfruit): - beginning, chief (-est), first (- fruits, part, time), principal thing.

 

BDB Definition: first, beginning, best, chief, beginning, first, chief, choice part

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Let's read some "Fear of the Lord scriptures"

 

Pss. 19

[1] The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
[2] Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
[3] There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
[4] Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
[5] Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
[6] His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

[7] The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

[8] The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

[9] The fear of the LORD is clean, (fair, pure (-ness). enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

[10] More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
[11] Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
[12] Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
[13] Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
[14] Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.



How to get and understand the fear of the Lord

 

Prov. 2

[1] My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
[2] So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
[3] Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
[4] If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
[5] Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

 

Fear, Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding all go together

 

Job. 28

[1] Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.
[2] Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.
[3] He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
[4] The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.
[5] As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
[6] The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.

[7] There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:
[8] The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
[9] He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.
[10] He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.
[11] He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.

[12] But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?

[13] Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
[14] The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.
[15] It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
[16] It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
[17] The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
[18] No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
[19] The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
[20] Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
[21] Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
[22] Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
[23] God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
[24] For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;
[25] To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
[26] When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
[27] Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

[28] And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.


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A few more fear of the Lord scriptures


Deut. 6

[2] That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

 

[13] Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

 

[24] And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.

 

Deut. 10

[12] And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

 

[20] Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

 

Pss. 33

[8] Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

 

Pss. 34

[9] O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

 

Pss. 115

[11] Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

 

[13] He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.

 

Pss. 118

[4] Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

 

Pss. 135

[20] Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.

 

Prov. 10

[27] The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

 

Prov. 14

[26] In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

 

[27] The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

 

Prov. 15

[16] Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

 

[33] The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

Prov. 16

[6] By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

 

Prov. 19

[23] The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

 

Prov. 22

[4] By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

 

Ecc. 6

[16] Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
[17] Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
[18] It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.

 

Ecc. 8

[12] Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

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Fear God always

Prov. 23

[17] Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

 

Deut. 5

[29] O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

 

Deut. 6

[24] And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.

 

Deut. 14

[23] And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.

 

Phil. 2

[12] Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

 

1 Pet. 3

[15] But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

 

Josh. 4

[24] That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.

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Yeshua talked about the "Fear of the Lord"

 

Matt. 10

[28] And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

Luke 12

[1] In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
[2] For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
[3] Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
[4] And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.


[5] But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

Mark 9

[43] And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
[44] Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.


[45] And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
[46] Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
[47] And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
[48] Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

 

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John on the isle called Patmos

Rev. 19

[1] And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
[2] For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
[3] And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
[4] And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
[5] And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and
ye that fear him, both small and great.

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1Pet.2 [17] Honour all men. Love the brotherhood.

Fear God.

Honour the king.

 

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From the beginning to the conclusion, end

 

"Fear God", and keep his commandments

 

Ecc. 12

[13] Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

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[14] For God shall bring every work into judgment,

 

with every secret thing,

 

whether it be good,

Or

whether it be evil.

 

Shalom

 

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