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The Covenant—New or Renewed?

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Calculations and Observations

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EDITOR:    Jerry Healan
PROOFREADERS: Frances Healan, Jerry Healan,



  The Apostle Paul writes, “For the wrath of Yahweh is revealed from heaven against all wickedness and unrighteousness of men, who (with)hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of Yahweh is manifest in them; for Yahweh hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and divinity; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew Yahweh, they glorified him not as Elohim, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools…,” Ro. 1:18-22.

  Notice this again, “…the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made…”

  Recently, on the History channel a documentary on the human brain was presented. The statement was made that the most powerful and efficient super computer in the world can’t even begin to compare to the human brain. The human brain has enough power to light a small light bulb. There are more electrical connections in the human brain than there are stars in the Milky Way Galaxy!

  Why don’t people stop and think about what is being said here? Man has a brain that is so exceedingly more powerful than any super computer that he has built or ever can build, yet we never question that the super computer evolved. We know and understand that the super computers are designed and built by the brains and hands of humans, yet we can’t even begin to get close to building a super computer that is equal to or greater than our own brain.

  Since such is the case, why is it that we think that we evolved our brain when we didn’t even have the intelligence nor technology to build a super computer until the most recent modern times? Am I missing something here? Or are the atheistic evolutionists missing something? And is anyone who embraces evolution missing something?

  I have a book entitled “Tornado In A Junkyard.” The author was formerly an evolutionist. He related how he and his cronies loved to torment the Christian believers in God with their evolutionary facts while in college. This man became a mathematician dealing in probabilities. He discovered that the mathematical probabilities that evolution occurred were so great that it would be easier for a tornado to enter a junkyard from one side, and assemble a Boeing 747 that would fly out the other side, than for evolution to have occurred. He, of course, now believes in a Creator Elohim, but when one does so, the atheistic evolutionary community no longer gives him any credibility.

  The Humanist Manifesto has this to say about our existence, “Religious humanists regard the universe as self-existing and not created.” It goes on to say, “Humanism believes that man is a part of nature and that he has emerged as a result of a continuous process.”

  Here is what Sir Arthur Keith, a British evolutionary anthropologist and anatomist, is quoted as saying, “Evolution is unproved and unproveable. We believe it only because the alternative is Special Creation, and that is unthinkable.”

  Unthinkable???? What is unthinkable is their “Big Bang” theory. They call it that rather than a “Big Explosion” because we all know what a big explosion does, don’t we? We have big explosions on the earth all the time! A big explosion destroys what is already there. The moon has been hit with huge comets, asteroids, etc., down through the ages. It is still in a state of destruction. There is no life there at all.

  Furthermore, the most stupid concept of the “Big Bang” from evolutionists is that whatever it was that exploded was so microscopically small that it probably couldn’t have been seen with the naked eye, or it was smaller than the point of a needle. Whatever it was that exploded was so dense (supposedly) that it should have collapsed in upon itself, but it didn’t. It exploded and grew, it became organized over time into what we see and experience today. These are against all odds and scientific laws. These are dreams of men who have been trained to hate their very Creator, deny Him and His glorious powers, because to them a Creator is unthinkable.

  George Wald, (a Harvard University biochemist and Nobel Laureate), who is another distinctive evolutionist stated, "When it comes to the Origin of Life there are only two possibilities: creation or spontaneous generation. There is no third way. Spontaneous generation was disproved one hundred years ago, but that leads us to only one other conclusion, that of supernatural creation. We cannot accept that on philosophical grounds; therefore, we choose to believe the impossible: that life arose spontaneously by chance!" ("The Origin of Life," Scientific American, 191:48, May 1954).

  Evolutionists had rather believe the impossible because of their own philosophical grounds, than to serve the very One Who made them, that is their Creator! What is philosophy? Webster’s New World Dictionary defines philosophy as; 1. orig., love of, or the search for, wisdom or knowledge 2. theory or logical analysis of the principles underlying conduct, thought, knowledge, and the nature of the universe; included in philosophy are ethics, aesthetics, logic, epistemology, metaphysics, etc. 3. the general principles or laws of a field of knowledge, activity, etc. [the philosophy of economics] 4. a) a particular system of principles for the conduct of life b) a treatise covering such a system 5. a)a study of human morals, character, and behavior b) mental balance or composure thought of as resulting from this; calmness.

  Are people who love wisdom and knowledge and search for it really doing so if they disprove something, learning that it is an impossibility, and yet, continue to believe and teach it only because they have rejected the only real alternative? The Apostle Paul writes about this situation, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of Elohim; having a form of piety, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith,” 2 Tim. 3:1-8.

  There is another Scripture that applies in this situation, “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Sovereign shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause Yahweh shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness,” 2 Thes. 2:7-12.

  But let’s take one more look at this word “philosophical” before we move on. Since philosophy is supposed to be “the love of knowledge and wisdom,” when knowledge and wisdom is denied, twisted and, or perverted, then the nature of the word changes. Philo means love. Sophy (knowledge and wisdom, for the Greek “sophia”) would be extended to the word “sophism.” “Sophism” is defined as; a clever and plausible but fallacious argument or form of reasoning, whether or not intended to deceive; fallacy or sophistry.

  “Fallacy” itself is defined as; 1. orig., deception 2. aptness to mislead; deceptive or delusive quality [the fallacy of the senses] 3. a false or mistaken idea, opinion, etc.; error 4. an error in reasoning; flaw or defect in argument; specif., Logic an argument based on incorrect demonstration, as a vicious circle.

  “Sophistry” is, in turn, defined as; unsound or misleading but clever, plausible and subtle argument or reasoning; sophism.

  The scientists admit that they are beaten, that they will never prove evolution because it is unproveable! It is impossible! The only other possibility is that of supernatural creation! The word science means “to know.” The problem that we have is that the Catholic Church and all churches had become distorted, corrupted, superstitious, and more or less ignorant concerning science or knowledge of the physical world. When scientists made important discoveries, they were resisted because of this ignorance. Science then began a campaign to destroy the churches with their knowledge.

  Elijah Ammi reveals in his article “The Truth Behind Atheism,” “Their (Humanist atheists) most important approach is to indoctrinate the youth via the public school system. Humanist Charles F. Potter boastfully wrote, "Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American school is a school of humanism. What can a theistic Sunday school's meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of the five-day program of humanistic teaching?" (Charles F. Potter, "Humanism: A New Religion," 1930)

  In his award winning essay, The Humanist, John J. Dunphy, explicitly made perfectly clear that this new movement was tantamount to a religious war as he arrogantly and condescendingly stated, "The battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: A religion of humanity -- utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to carry humanist values into wherever they teach. The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new -- the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism." (end of excerpt)

  The problem is that science, with its so-called knowledge has become so zealous to destroy faith in a Creator at all costs, that they have gone too far the other way in denial so that they build upon false dreams, theories, and promote lies and falsehoods. Therefore, we have a paradox don’t we? The paradox is that the churches, while teaching faith in a Creator, have denied knowledge (science) because of their distortions, corruptions and superstitions. Scientists deal with physical knowledge, but have built their house on lies, corruption, and falsehoods. Both systems will fall because Yahweh’s word is built upon truth. We must worship Yahweh in spirit and in truth (Jn. 4:24). The physical creation exists because of the creative power of the Word of Yahweh. Physical science can learn much about the physical creation, but that which is spirit is far superior to that which is physical. Therefore, scientists can never get to the foundation of truth until they admit their fallacies and utilize their knowledge to prove the creation and Creator rather than deny.

  Paul reveals that the natural minded man simply can’t understand the things of the spirit, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which Yahweh hath prepared for them that love him. But Yahweh hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of Yahweh. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of Yahweh knoweth no man, but the Spirit of Yahweh. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of Yawheh; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of Yahweh. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Spirit teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of Yahweh: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned,” 1 Cor. 2:9-14.

  The natural, physical, carnal mind is at enmity with the law of Yahweh, “Because the carnal mind is enmity against Yahweh: for it is not subject to the law of Yahweh, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please Yahweh,” Ro. 8:7-8.

  The Psalmist David declared, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well,” Psa. 139:14.

  What the scientists have researched into concerning the whole creation including man himself is that we are so awesomely and wonderfully made. David had the spirit of Yahweh and understood the marvelous nature of the creation, but those who continue in distortions, corruptions, superstitions, falsehood, deceit and outright lies do not have the spirit of Yahweh. Therefore we have to conclude that those who teach in the churches along with the scientists who embrace humanism and evolution do not have the spirit of Yahweh, the spirit of truth. How can we say such things about the religious leaders? Because they hate the law of Yahweh and will not subject themselves to it. They proclaim that Yahweh’s righteous law is done away. While they and the evolutionists are the principal movers and shakers of the world and its systems in this age, the fact of the matter is that their time is coming to an end and the kingdom of heaven is soon to be established on this earth. In that glorious kingdom, truth will be the rule of the day. Those who have inherited and loved lies will have no part in that kingdom, government and the peace that it will bring about.

  The Scriptures reveal that all liars and workers of iniquity will have their part in the lake of fire, “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Aleph and Tau, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his Elohim, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death,” Rev. 21:5-8.

  If you would just study into the creation only a little, you would find out how intricate and marvelous it is. While man can work with the things that are already here and can do some fantastic things with it, the simple fact of the matter is that he has no power to match what Yahweh has done. The sooner we wake up to these cold hard facts, turn to him and given the honor and glory, the better off we will be. Seek Yahweh, honor Him, glorify His name, obey his ways and be filled with confidence, faith and hope and be blessed.  JH

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Abraham is such a special person, not only to Yahweh, but to his descendants as well as those who aren’t. Abraham has a most special and precious reward. Do you know what that reward is? Have you ever considered or look in-depth into his reward? This treatise will hopefully cause you to think on it and to realize how wondrous it is.   By Jerry Healan

  Abraham (Abram) and Lot had gone down into Egypt because of a famine in the land of Canaan. When returning, the servants of Abram and Lot began to have disputes because their possessions and herds were so great and there wasn’t enough room for them to dwell together (Gen. 13:1-7). Abram decided that they needed to go their separate ways, so he gave Lot a choice as to where he, his family, servants and herdsmen would go. Lot chose the plain of Jordan near Sodom and Gomorrah because it was well watered everywhere. (13:8-11).

  Abram lived in Canaan where Yahweh told him to walk throughout the land because He was going to give it to him (vv. 14-17). He chose to dwell in the plain of Mamre where He built an altar to Yahweh.

  In the process of time, the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, along with others in the land, came under subjection to Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Tidal, king of nations. (14:1-2). In the thirteenth year of their subjection, they rebelled and the alliance came against them, defeating them and taking captives among whom were Lot and his family.

  When Abram heard that Lot and his family had been taken captive, he armed 318 of his servants and pursued after the captors. When he caught up with them, he divided his forces, attacked them at night and completely defeated them (14:3-15).

  The king of Sodom came to meet him offering him to keep the goods while the king of Sodom desired the persons. (vv. 17 & 21).

  What the king of Sodom didn’t realize is that Abram had been met by Melchizedek, king of Salem, Who brought forth bread and wine being the Priest of the Most High El (El Elyon). This King of Salem, this Priest of the Most High El was none other than Yahshua the Messiah in one of His pre-incarnate and post-incarnate capacities. This same Melchizedek emptied Himself of his power, glory and honor, became a man (flesh), chose twelve disciples, and brought forth bread and wine during the last night of His life before His crucifixion. (Order our booklet entitled Who Is Melchizedek?)

  Abram gave Melchizedek tithes of everything. When the king of Sodom offered him the goods, Abram replied, “I have lift up mine hand unto Yahweh, the Most High El, the possessor of heaven and earth, that I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, ‘I have made Abram rich:’ save only that which the young men have eaten and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshchol, and Mamre; let them take their portion,” Gen. 14:22-24.

  It was after this that The Word of Yahweh came unto Abram in a vision, saying, ‘Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward,” Gen. 15:1. The word “reward” is translated from the Hebrew word sakar and is defined as; payment of contract; concretely, salary, fare, maintenance; by implication, compensation, benefit (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance).

  Abram had refused the goods from an earthly king as payment, or reward for his victory. He gave tithes of all to Yahweh the Most High El or El Elyon. The Word of Yahweh, in turn, appeared to him in a vision to announce that Yahweh Himself would be Abram’s reward, wage, hire, compensation, benefit, etc. Furthermore, Abram’s (Abraham’s) descendants would also take part in this reward, this wage, this benefit.


  But Abram questioned Yahweh because he had no heir, saying that his steward, Eliezer of Damascus, was his only heir at that time. However, Yahweh told Abram that he would have an heir that would come from his own bowels, challenging him to behold the stars of heaven which are without number. Thus, the seed of Abram (Abraham) would be in like number. Abram believed Yahweh and took Him at His word. Yahweh counted this to be for righteousness. (Gen. 15:2-6)

  Yahweh then told Abram to sacrifice an heifer, she goat and ram of three years age as well as a dove and pigeon, which Abram did in obedience. Yahweh told Abram what would befall his descendants concerning the bondage to Egypt, but that He would deliver them into their inheritance in the fourth generation. (vv. 7-16)

  After the sun had gone down, Yahweh, in the form of a smoking furnace and burning lamp, passed between the divided and sacrificed animals, in effect, making a covenant with Abram concerning what He had promised.

  Again, the important thing is that we notice that it was the Word of Yahweh Who appeared to Abram making the declarations and the covenant. It is also important for us to consider that the name Yahweh means that He exists eternally in the past, present and future. It is important for us to consider that His Word is a living Word of faithful fulfillment. It is important for us to consider that this covenant is a living covenant that will forever be increasing and added to.

  Yahweh appeared to Abram when he was ninety nine years old advising Him that He was El Shaddai (Almighty El), and instructing him to walk before Him in perfection and He would cause the covenant that He had made with him to greatly and exceedingly increase. The King James English says thusly, “…walk before Me, and be thou perfect, and I will make My covenant between Me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly,” Gen. 17:1-2.

  One of the problems with this statement, the way it is rendered in the English, is the fact that the covenant had already been made by the Word of Yahweh as we have already seen in Genesis chapter 15. What Yahweh was declaring in chapter 17 is if Abram would walk before Him in perfection, without blemish, then He would cause that covenant to multiply and exceedingly increase.

  When Yahweh promised Abram that He would be his “…exceeding great reward,” the Hebrew term for “exceeding” is mehode (dam). Yahweh utilizes this same word twice when He promised Abram that He would “…multiply thee exceedingly.” He utilized the Hebrew term rabah (hbr), which has to do with increase, abundance, enlarging, multiplying, etc. The term mehode has to do with vehemence, greatly, mightily, more, etc. When utilized twice or in a doubled capacity as it is in Gen. 17:2, it has to do with intensity, or superlatives. In other words, the covenant would only grow and increase greater and greater for all eternity.

  To prove the point, here in chapter 17, Yahweh began to mightily increase the character and contents of the covenant that He made with Abram. He promised him that through his seed, he would become the father of many nations. He promised that he would produce royalty, kings. He also expanded his name from Abram to Abraham. Abram means “high father.” Abraham would mean “high father of many nations.” Furthermore, Yahweh’s covenant with him would be established for ever.

  Yahweh promised that the covenant would be established through his son Isaac whom his legal wife, Sarah, would bear and his seed after him.


  Yahweh tested Abraham to see how far he would go in not only following his commands, but how much he would trust in Him. He commanded him to take His son and heir Isaac to the land of Moriah and to sacrifice him on a mount. (Gen. 22:1-2) Abraham faithfully followed Yahweh’s directions. He took wood and Isaac up into the mount. When they reached the top, Isaac began to be suspicious because he asked Abraham where the lamb for the offering was (Gen. 22:6-7). Abraham told Isaac that Yahweh would see to it or provide the lamb for a sacrifice. (v. 8)

  Abraham, by this time, knew and trusted Yahweh completely as is recorded in the book of Hebrews chapter 11, “By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, that in Isaac shall thy seed be called: accounting that Yahweh was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure,” vv. 17-19.

  Abraham arranged the wood, bound Isaac and was ready to perform the sacrifice when Yahweh intervened to stop him declaring that He now knew that Abraham feared Him. Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked beholding a ram caught in a thicket by his horns, which he took and sacrificed in Isaac’s place. (vv. 9-13)

  Yahweh again called out to Abraham saying, “By Myself have I sworn, saith Yahweh, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou has obeyed My voice,” vv. 16-19.

  Yahweh swore by Himself. The Hebrew word for “swear” is shaba ([bc). It means to be complete or to seven oneself. In other words, He bound Himself by His own word, His own promise, which is the Word of Yahweh.

  The word “figure” in Hebrews 11:19 is translated from the Greek word parabole, or “parable” in English. The ram that was substituted for Isaac was a parable given to lead us to the Word of Yahweh Who later empties Himself of the power and esteem that He had (Phil. 2:7-8), became flesh (Jn. 1:1-3, 10-14) and offered the acceptable sacrifice.

  When John the Baptist was born, his father Zechariah was inspired to proclaim, “And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying, Blessed be Yahweh Elohim of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he sware to our father Abraham, That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of Yahweh to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our Elohim; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace,” Lk. 1:67-79.

  Few people understand the power of the terms in these words here for they refuse to look into the Hebrew, preferring the Greek and English. In the Hebrew language, the word “promised” would be dabar. When the Word of Yahweh appeared to Abraham, the Hebrew was hwhy-rbd or Dabar- Yahweh!

  The Hebrew word for “sware” would be the same word that Yahweh utilized in the mount shaba ([bc). To swear, in Hebrew, means to seven oneself. Yahweh bound Himself by the power of His own word to Abraham. It is a promise, word (dabar, rbd) that can never be broken. Yahweh swore by Himself, by His own Word, which will not and cannot fail.

  This is also a very significant declaration by the priest Zechariah (father of John the Baptist). He was a priest after the order of Aaron, son of Levi. His name is also significant because Zechariah means “the memorial of Yahweh” or “Yahweh has remember.” What has he remembered? His promise, His Word that He gave by swearing an oath!


  The Sovereign Yahshua the Messiah was/is the Word of Yahweh! John writes, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. The same was in the beginning with Elohim. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made…He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of Elohim, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of Yahweh. 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,” Jn. 1:1-3, 10-14.

  Again, it is witnessed, “The Revelation of Yahshua the Messiah, which Yahweh gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of Yahweh (Dabar-Yahweh/hwhy-rbd), and of the testimony of Yahshua the Messiah, and of all things that he saw,” Rev. 1:1-2.

  The book of Revelation also declares, “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of Yahweh (Dabar-Yahweh),” 19:11—13.

  Doesn’t dabar mean word? Doesn’t shaba mean to swear or to seven oneself? Didn’t the Word of Yahweh appear to Abraham and swear (shaba) by an oath? Isn’t the seventh millennium a result of the promise (dabar)? The seventh millennium is the time when the promise of Yahweh will truly begin to be fulfilled.

  This is none other than Yahshua the Messiah who is returning from heaven to rule the earth with His saints at Jerusalem for one thousand years, the seventh millennium. He will establish His throne at Jerusalem and rule the nations with a rod of iron as King of Kings and Sovereign of Sovereigns. (Isa. 2:1-4; Rev. 19:15-16)

  It was the Word of Yahweh (Dabar-Yahweh) Who came to the prophets inspiring their writings. Isaiah proclaimed that the Word of Yahweh came to him (38:4). He cried again and again for the people to hear the Word of Yahweh (1:10; 28:14; 39:5; 66:5).

  Over and over again and again, the Prophet Jeremiah declared that the Word of Yahweh came to him (Jer. 1:2, 4, 11, 13; 2:1; 13:8, etc., etc.) The Word of Yahweh came to Ezekiel (1:3) inspiring his prophecies. He came to Hosea (1:2), Joel (1:1), Amos (7:16), Jonah (1:1), Micah (1:1), Zephaniah (1:1), Haggai (1:1), Zechariah (1:1), and Malachi (1:1).

  The Word of Yahweh is Abraham’s and His seed’s exceeding and great reward! Yahshua the Messiah is the Word of Yahweh and the very One through Whom all of the inheritance will be brought into reality. Interestingly, the Hebrew word Dabar consists of only three letters D (d), B (b), and R (r). Each of these letters serve also as numbers and hieroglyphics.

  Heiroglyphically, the dalet (D/d) is a door, the beit (B/b) is a house, and the resh (R/r) is a head. Thus, Yahshua, the Word of Yahweh, is the door to the head of the house. He proclaimed to His disciples that He was the Door (Jn. 10). The beit is the house or tent wherein Yahweh dwells, and the head of the house is, of course, the Heavenly Father Yahweh.

  Yahshua also told the disciples, “ I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me,” Jn. 14:6.

  Therefore, we can look at this Hebrew word one more time because one of the Hebrew words for son is bar (rb). The last two letters of the Hebrew word for word (dabar/rbd) is beit (b) and resh (r) or bar (rb), son. Thus, Yahshua is the son (bar/rb)) Who is the door (dalet/d) Who is also the word (dabar/rbd).

  Yahshua did say that He is the door, didn’t He? “Then said Yahshua unto them again, Verily, Verily, I say unto you, I am the door (dalet/d) of the sheep,” Jn. 10:7.


  Yahshua is the Word of Yahweh! Yahshua is Abraham’s exceeding great reward! He told the people of His day, “Then said Yahshua to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Yahshua answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Yahshua saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of Yahweh: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even Elohim. Yahshua said unto them, If Elohim were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from Elohim; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of Elohim heareth Elohim's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of Elohim. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Yahshua answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? Yahshua answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your Elohim: Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Yahshua said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Yahshua hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by,” Jn. 8:31-59.

  The people of Yahshua’s day could only understand what Yahshua was speaking of here, to a point. These are Jews who believed on Him, but simply didn’t believe in Him. They weren’t given the ability to understand Yahshua’s words. They understood that Yahshua was saying that He had seen Abraham and had spoken directly to him. They just couldn’t believe Yahshua is the One Who told him that He was his shield and exceeding great reward.

  What about you? Are you a seed, an heir of Abraham? Do you believe that Yahshua is the Word of Yahweh? Has He become your exceeding great reward? Abraham believed it and it was counted unto him as righteousness. Do you have the true righteousness of Abraham? Do you have the faith of Abraham? You only have his righteousness and his faith if Yahshua is your exceeding great reward!

  Yahshua told Nicodemus, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For Yahweh so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For Yahweh sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of Elohim,” Jn. 3:11-18.

  Name in Hebrew is shem. It has to do with not only one’s literal name, but the character, honor, esteem, etc., that is associated with one’s name. To believe in the name of Yahshua means to believe in more than just the fact that that is His name, but it means to believe in all things that are associated with His name. Do you believe in His name? If so, what a great and exceeding reward He is to you!

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