What Elohim Says, He Also Will Do.
Boker tov!! I hope … I expect that all is well in your corner of the world. I also hope … I also expect that you are walking as an intentional talmid (disciple) of Yeshua ha-Meshiach with intentional intentionality so that others might learn to be talmidim as well. Our hope … our expectation is to be like Rabbi Yeshua ha-Meshiach.
Ze'akah ... to cry out
Shemot (Exodus) 2:23-25--”In the course of those many days, the king of Mitzrayim died, and the children of Yisra’EL sighed because of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up to Elohim because of the bondage. Elohim heard their groaning, and Elohim remembered His covenant with Avraham, with Yitzhak, and with Ya’akov. Elohim saw the children of Yisra’EL, and Elohim was concerned about them.”
The children of Yisra’EL cried out … ze’akah … and Elohim remembered his covenant with Avraham, Yitzhak, and Ya’akov and Elohim had cared for His children in bondage. Does this sound similar to today’s time? Are we, those who are Yisra’EL, whether natural born or grafted in, crying out, ze’akah, to Elohim of creation because we find ourselves in a predicament that we did not foresee? Do we know and understand that Elohim yet cares for us and will take care of us?
Elohim promised to make Avraham the father of many nations. Elohim fulfilled that promise.
Elohim promised Yitzhak that many nations would be blessed through him. Elohim fulfilled that promise.
Elohim promised Ya’akov that many nations would be blessed through him. Elohim fulfilled that promise.
What Elohim promises, Elohim fulfills.
But, what was the greatest promise that Elohim made with man(kind)?
Elohim promised a Savior. Bereishit (Genesis) 3:15 says, “I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel.”
As For Me and My House by John Waller
Yesha’yah (Isaiah) 53
“Who has believed our message? To whom has the arm of Adonai been revealed?
For He grew up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no good looks or majesty. When we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.
He was despised, and rejected by men; a Man of suffering, and acquainted with disease. He was despised as One from whom men hide their face; and we didn’t respect Him.
Surely He has borne our sickness, and carried our suffering; yet we considered Him plagued, struck by Elohim, and afflicted.
But He was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on Him; and by His wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone has turned to his own way; and Adonai has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, yet when He was afflicted He didn’t open His mouth. As a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so He didn’t open His mouth.
He was taken away by oppression and judgment, and as for His generation, who considered that He was cut off out of the land of the living and stricken for the disobedience of my people?
They made His grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in His death; although He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.
Yet it pleased Adonai to bruise Him. He has caused Him to suffer. When you make His soul an offering for sin, He will see His offspring. He will prolong His days, and Adonai’s pleasure will prosper in His hand.
After the suffering of His soul, He will see the light and be satisfied. My righteous Servant will justify many by the knowledge of Himself; and He will bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will give Him a portion with the great, and He will divide the plunder with the strong; because He poured out His soul to death, and was counted with the transgressors; yet He bore the sins of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
How did Yeshua ha-Meshiach fulfill the promise of Elohim?
Philippians 2:5-11 …
“Have this is your mind, which was also in Yeshua ha-Meshiach,
Who, existing in the form of Elohim, didn’t consider equality with Elohim a thing to be grasped,
but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men.
And being found in human form, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, yes, the death of the cross.
Therefore Elohim also highly exalted Him, and gave to Him the Name which is above every name;
that at the Name of Yeshua, every knee should bow, of those in Heaven, those on Earth, and those under the Earth,
and that every tongue should confess that Yeshua ha-Meshiach is Adon, to the glory of Elohim Abba.”
Obedience. Yeshua was obedient to His Abba, even so to the point that He died on the cross. Yochanan (John) 14:15 says, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” Yeshua was the Living Torah, He came to this Earth to show us what true obedience is and then walked the path of true obedience. We now rise up and become like the Rabbi, talmidim who walk and talk like the Rabbi. Talmidim who obey Abba as the Rabbi so obeyed Abba. And, when persecution comes, and it will, we have this hope … this expectation … that when temptation comes, Elohim will give us the discernment and wisdom we will need to endure … 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. Elohim is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” Why does Elohim promise to help us? Because Elohim cares for us. Matit’yah-ha’Levi (Matthew) 10:30-31 says, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.”
Do we know and understand that Elohim yet cares for us and will take care of us?
Tehillim (Psalms) 23
“Adonai is my Shepherd.” … This is relationship.
“I shall lack nothing.” … This is supply.
“He makes me lie down in green pastures.” … This is rest.
“He leads me beside still waters.” … This is refreshment.
“He restores my soul.” … This is healing.
“He guides me in the paths of righteousness.” … This is guidance.
“For His Name’s sake.” … This is purpose.
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” … This is protection.
“For You are with me.” … This is faithfulness.
“Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” … This is comfort.
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” … This is hope.
“You anoint my head with oil.” … This is consecration.
“My cup runs over.” … This is abundance.
“Surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow me all the days of my life.” … This is blessing.
“And I will dwell in Adonai’s house.” … This is security.
“Forever.” … This is eternity.
Elohim has promised to take care of us, and He always does what He promises.