In this Bible Study we will be going over: Devarim (Deuteronomy) ch 13 and 14.
I entitled this Bible Study…….”False Prophets / Soothsayers of Dreams and Lawless Men… Oh my!”
I believe this Bible Studies main concepts are:
More examples and details on how we are able to identify and deal with those who aim to mislead us away from HaShem Our G-D and His Torah and Commandments, thus removing us from the Covenant de HaShem.
If there is to be a special consideration of sorts or compromises for relationships (relations blood, friends, or well liked person) status when dealing with misleaders, false prophets, and or soothsayers.
What is considered by G-D, to be evil, misuse (self or others or gifts), and or abusive in behavior and or conduct (towards G-D, self or others). (heaven forbid)
Those who have or had witnessed G-D’s power, majesty, and might; are held to a higher standard of accountability. Those persons and nations face greater consequences for transgressing G-D’s Laws and ordinances. Far, greater punishments then of nations or persons, who have never known Him or been exposed to the Truth and Teaching of the Holy Torah.
Those who were shown, lead towards, or even taught the Torah and rejected it, fall under the category of judgement similar to those nations that had rejected the Torah and denied HaShem full of Glory just in Biblical times.
That is not to say a person doesn’t have a chance at redemption after proper heart felt Teshuvah, or Repentance, of sins and sinful living…but as explained before everything is up to a persons individual free will / use of intentions. We are all in control and held accountable at some point of our acceptance or rejection of HaShem and His Torah.
This lesson we will continue in Moses’ of Blessed memory speech to the Nation of Israel before His death and them carrying on to the Promise Land. For the Portion of a Portion Deuteronomy (Devarim) will end at verse 22 of chapter 3, from which we shall continue into Vaetchanan Portion of the Torah review which will run from Devarim ch 3 verse 23 thru Devarim chapater 7 verse 11. We will continue to increase in our intro Hebrew vocabulary, intro Hebrew terminology, Tanakh (the actual ….Jewish Bible) introduction, and Torah Spiritual Teaching. I have added to the Blog news letter the Blessings Before and after reading the Torah.
A couple have reached out and asked how have a learned soooooo fast..Hebrew Prayer.
While I wouldn’t say 5 years is fast I would say it’s be rather slow…(and I am for sure still learning)
Well, for me it has been difficult to find references and resources. When all the resources I had had been chrisitan and i was leaving christianity.. I had trouble navigating the research both mind and will to Jewish sources. I didn’t know where to start or begin. So of course… I did what I always do; I ask my Father….in Heaven.
For context and reference or review, let’s rewind:
Brothers the children of Esau?
How odd to hear HaShem Blessed Glorious One, be so protective of the descendant of the one who gave his firs born birthright away for a bowl of lentil soup?!? How odd to hear G-D Almighty, be so loving to someone’s descendants that we read about in Malachi chapter 3 verses 1 thru 3 :The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say: ‘Wherein hast Thou loved us?’ Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? Saith the LORD; Yet I loved Jacob;
But Esau I hated, And made his mountains a desolation, And gave his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness.
It was the fortieth year since the exodus from Egypt, shortly before the Jewish people were to enter the Promised Land. G‑d had informed Moses that each tribe’s territory would be determined, among other things, by lottery. Each man in the tribe would receive a parcel of land in his tribe’s territory. Upon the man’s death, his sons would inherit his property, thus guaranteeing that each plot would remain in the family to which it was originally assigned.
One man, Zelophehad, of the tribe of Manasseh, had only daughters. Zelophehad himself died in the desert (more on that soon), and his daughters were worried that they would not receive a share in the land of Israel. They therefore turned to Moses and requested that they be granted the land that would have gone to their father.
Why definitions matter? We don’t want to bare false witness or shot misguided arrows. Let’s dive in to Numbers ch 25 Conclusion to the balaam system plaguing the Church and Body of CHRIST. #mariespeaksgodsgrace
Definition of divinations: The attempt to discern future events by such means as trances, visions, to name a few… or physical objects. The physical objects varied: rhabdomancy, the throwing of sticks or arrows into the air, hepatoscopy, examination of the liver or other organs of an animal, teraphim, images used for divination, necromancy, communication with the dead which is condemned by Law and the Prophets. Astrology, reading the stars and coming to conclusion on the basis of their positions and relations, or inducing a trance by this means.
GOD sternly condemn all means of seeking hidden knowledge and knowledge of the future apart from HIS Divine Revelation.