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Bible Study of
2018 March 11

Yeshua's Ministry

(Please note: This bible study can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/BibleStudy20180311.htm)

Hi! I'm Pastor Floyd! I wish I had a photograph of you, too, so that I could visualize to whom I am talking! But Yahuah Hayah, the Self-Existent, Eternal I AM, the Creator of all and King over it, knows who you are; and that's all that matters!

Welcome to our friends all over the world! Whoever you are, whatever time of day it is for you, the amazing and wonderful thing is that we are together for this hour, fulfilling Yahuah's prophecy through Yeshua:

This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come! (Matthew 24:14)

Let us pray:

Our heavenly Father, I want to thank you for moving the hearts of your children to watch and listen to this broadcast in such amazing numbers and then to respond personally as they have, to D.J., in regard to what they have learned! Of primary interest, Father, has been those who have come wanting prayer for their individual needs! I speak to those needs, Father, of whatever they may consist, and command that they be met completely and adequately! And I thank you, Father, for the answer to those needs that you have now put into ha Kodesh Ruach, Your Holy Spirit, to bless all those who have shown their faith in You by asking for this prayer! We know, Father, by Your word through Yeshua, that for men these things are impossible but with you, our Creator and King, all things are possible; and we give you the praise and the glory that all things are now done to fulfill gloriously the desires of those who have come to us with faith in their hearts to believe that you have the answers for which they have been looking!

Thank you for being with us, now; and, as I speak your word, make it alive in the hearts of all who are hearing me.

We thank you for all of this, Father; and we pray it in the mighty name of Yeshua ha Mawshiyach, Whom we love with all our hearts! Amen!

When we were moving through Matthew's Gospel, here is where we left off:

11 They asked Him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elijah must first come? 12 And He told them, Elijah verily cometh first and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that He must suffer many things and be set at nought 13 But I say, unto you, that Elijah is indeed come, and they have done, unto him, whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him. (Mark 9:11 to 13)

Mark gives no hint as to who "Elijah" was in his incarnated person! But Matthew recorded Yeshua as saying in conclusion to giving John the Baptist a glowing tribute: "And, if ye will receive it, this is Elijah, who was to come!" (Matthew 11:14) Mark continued:

14 When He came to His disciples, He saw a great multitude about them and the scribes questioning with them. 15 And, straightway, all the people, when they beheld Him, were greatly amazed and ran, to Him, saluting Him. 16 And He asked the scribes, What question ye with them? 17 And one of the multitude said, Master, I have brought, unto Thee, my son, who hath a dumb spirit! 18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth and gnasheth, with his teeth, and pineth away! And I spake to Thy disciples, that they should cast him out; and they could not! 19 He answered him, saying, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him unto Me! 20 And they brought him, unto Him: and, when he saw Him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, wallowing and foaming! 21 And He asked his father, How long is it since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. 22 And ofttimes it hath cast him, into the fire and into the waters, to destroy him: but, if Thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us and help us. 23 Jesus said, unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him who believeth! 24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, saying with tears, Lord, I believe! Help Thou mine unbelief! 25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him and enter no more into him. 26 And the spirit cried, rent him, sorely, and came out of him: and he was as one dead, insomuch that many said, He is dead. 27 But Jesus took him, by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose! 28 And, when He was come into the house, His disciples asked Him, privately, Why could not we cast him out? 29 And He said, unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting! (Mark 9:14 to 29)

One thing of particular interest to me about this story is Yeshua's reaction to learning of His disciples' failure to deal effectively with the possessed boy's evil spirit! He was clearly disappointed with His disciples, remarking: "O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you?" Here He was, Yahuah Hayah's "Word" (John 1:1) and "only begotten Son" (John 3:16), the One to have made "all things" (John 1:3), having a problem with the failure of that "generation" to have received from Him the "faith" by which to deal with such things!

Yeshua may have been the Person of the Godhead to have spoken that "generation" into existence, watching ha Kodesh Ruach, Yahuah Hayah's powerful Spirit bring them into being! But He clearly was not entirely aware of what these created beings would be like! Indeed, they were made "in the image of God" (Genesis 1:27), having God-like attributes! But they apparently had a long way to go to become God-like in their conduct! And that apparently bothered Yeshua; for, being "One" with His heavenly Father, He knew what God wanted in His children; but what it would take to fulfill that want was unknown even to Yeshua! Mark continued:

30 They departed thence and passed through Galilee; and He would not that any man should know it. 31 For He taught His disciples, saying unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after He is killed, He shall rise the third day. 32 But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask Him. (Mark 9:30 to 32)

I am sure Yeshua's disciples had no problem visualizing His being "killed"; but, anyone's rising after dying was something they had never seen; so that idea left them wondering! Mark continued:

33 He came to Capernaum: and, being in the house, He asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way? 34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest! 35 And he sat down, called the twelve, and said, unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all and servant of all. 36 He took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and, when He had taken him in His arms, He said, unto them, 37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in My name, receiveth Me! And whosoever shall receive Me, receiveth not Me but Him Who sent Me. (Mark 9:33 to 37)

Yeshua addressed two separate ideas, in this session: 1 who is "the greatest" and 2 the value to Him of innocent believing children!

Anyone's desiring "to be first" Yeshua had dealt with elsewhere by saying, "Many who are first shall be last; and the last shall be first!" (Matthew 19:30) In that saying, I believe He was dealing with the reversal of values in the spirits of people in the world in contrast to the values of those who are listening to Yahuah Hayah's voice in their spirit! For the things that people in the world value are, in so many cases, remarkably different from the things that His servants value.

The clearest example of this disparity can be seen in how a worldly person views his enemy in contrast to how Yahuah Hayah's servant views him. Whereas the worldly person plots to destroy his enemy, Yahuah's servant sees, in him, an opportunity to be loving toward him and therefore "be the children of your Father Who is in Heaven! For He maketh his sun to rise, on the good and on the evil, and sendeth rain, on the just and on the unjust!" (Matthew 5:45)

As I have indicated, how Yeshua looks upon the innocent young among Yahuah Hayah's children is quite another matter; but it is instructive for those who can see Yahuah's truth in what Yeshua says about them. For to say "Whosoever shall receive one of such children in My name, receiveth Me! And whosoever shall receive Me, receiveth not Me but Him Who sent Me" compares, favorably, or is another way of saying what Matthew recorded:

3 Except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven! 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of Heaven! 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in My name receiveth Me! (Matthew 18:3 to 5)

Mark continued:

38 John said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in Thy name; He followeth not us; and we forbade him, because he followeth not us. 39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man who shall do a miracle in My name, who can lightly speak evil of Me. 40 He who is not against us is on our part! 41 Whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward! 42 But whosoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in Me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea! (Mark 9:38 to 42)

Here Yeshua helped John to understand how great a community of believers and servants of Yahuah Hayah we have when we measure them against the right yardstick! For Yeshua recognized in him "who is not against us" a fellow servant of Yahuah's who is worthy to be encouraged! And He showed that one's giving that encouragement, even giving "a cup of water" to him who "belongs to Christ", has its sure "reward"!

Also sure is Yahuah Hayah's judgment of punishment on "whosoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in Me", the word "offend" being a translation of one meaning "entice to sin"! (Strong: Greek: 4624) For "sin" or "transgression of the law" (1st John 3:4) breaks the beautiful relationship that exists between Yahuah Hayah and His innocent believing children; and that, of course, is where His salvation for them comes into play, where letting them do their worst against a servant of Yahuah brings them to "repentance" (Matthew 9:13) or to "think differently" (Strong: Greek 3340) about breaking the commandments of Yahuah's Torah or law. Yeshua continued:

43 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, 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, 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! (Mark 9:43 to 48)

I believe we get the point that Yeshua was trying to make, in this passage. I know of no one who has taken His advice literally or who has members of his body with independent wills uncontrollable by their owner. One would think that simply keeping one's members from participating in actions that are sinful or contrary to a commandment in Yahuah Hayah's Torah or law would be sufficient to keep its owner from condemnation to Hell, which is here described by Yeshua in terms obviously intended to warn Yahuah's children concerning the undesirable nature of Hell. Mark continued:

49 Every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt 50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another! (Mark 9:49 and 50)

Yeshua's statement that "every one shall be salted with fire" is difficult to understand, unless we see in it the process of suffering because we have somehow violated a neighbor and Yahuah Hayah, Who is the Father of the neighbor. That interpretation then follows though with "every sacrifice shall be salted with salt", which takes advantage of the flavor of salt that is desired by most everyone, except those of us who know that salt is not good for our health!

I am convinced that the sacrifices commanded by Yahuah Hayah in His Torah are intended to represent the victims of sin, including Himself, who are innocent and therefore not worthy of the abuse they suffer when they are sacrificed or made to be another victim of sin. Yeshua's laying down His life was the ultimate sacrifice; and He was certainly not worthy of the suffering that was thrust upon Him by those condemning Him and then those scourging and crucifying Him; and Yahuah wrote, through His author:

How much more shall the blood of Christ ... purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:14)

If the effect of witnessing abuse to the innocent is to defend the innocent and thus be sorry for causing the abuse, Yahuah Hayah's object of "purging" or being called "to repentance" (Matthew 9:13) has been achieved along with the salvation that He has hoped for those who have not repented of their sin and are therefore headed for Hell!

That is the positive result of a negative or hurtful action, which one can see as the "salt" on the "sacrifice"!

Yeshua's final statement brings all this home: "Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another!" In other words, be the good flavor that salt imparts to the worst of foods, which when converted to human relationships is the love for the enemy that Yahuah Hayah commands of His children (Matthew 5:44), even permitting the enemy to crucify one's self, which, because it brings a good result, has a good flavor, even "peace one with another"!

The alternative to loving one's enemy is to fight him with a view to destroying him, which is the opposite of "peace"; so Yahuah Hayah's commandment through Yeshua, "have peace one with another", can only be achieved by loving one's enemy! Mark continued:

1 He came into the coasts of Judæa by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resorted, unto Him again! And, as He was wont, He taught them again. 2 And the Pharisees came, to Him, and asked Him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting Him. 3 He answered, by asking, What did Moses command you? 4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement and to put her away 5 Jesus answered: For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. 6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female! 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife; 8 and they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain but one flesh! 9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder! 10 And in the house his disciples asked Him, again, of the same matter! 11 And He said, unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another committeth adultery against her. 12 And, if a woman shall put away her husband and be married to another, she committeth adultery. (Mark 10:1 to 12)

This truth about Yahuah Hayah's marriage is another of Yeshua's "hard sayings"! (John 6:60) And churches have abused it, by applying it where it should not have been applied, making things difficult on people who have suffered divorces for one reason or another, denying them meaningful positions in the church or even denying them membership in the church.

Yeshua's basic teaching is that “God hath joined together” for marriage His beloved children! Yahuah Hayah has also commanded, both through Moses (Leviticus 19:18) and through Yeshua (Matthew 22:39), that we love our neighbor! And our partner in marriage is certainly a “neighbor”, possibly the dearest one whom we will ever have!

Furthermore, Yahuah Hayah has also commanded, both through Moses (Leviticus 19:18) and through Yeshua (Matthew 5:44), that we love even our "enemy"! And a partner in marriage who has become difficult can even be considered an "enemy" of sorts, bearing out the saying: "Intimacy breeds contempt!"

One cannot "love" and "divorce" a neighbor at the same time! So children of Yahuah Hayah's who have truly lived by His commandments will not have divorced but will have continue what He began with them, to make them "one flesh"!

For those who have failed to live by the commandments of Yahuah Hayah's Torah or law, Yeshua said He came to "call … sinners to repentance" (Matthew 9:13), which means to "think differently" (Strong: Greek: 3340) about their "transgression of the law". (1st John 3:4) And to continue making life miserable for the sinners who have repented or thought differently about transgressing Yahuah's Torah is, hardly, what calling them to repentance is about! So for churches to continue persecuting people in their midst who have broken Yahuah's Torah but have repented of it is both sad and counterproductive, not to mention out of His will for them. Mark continued:

13 They brought young children, to Him, that He should touch them; and His disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 But, when Jesus saw it, He was much displeased and said, unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto Me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God! 15 Verily I say, unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein! 16 And He took them up in His arms, put his hands upon them and blessed them. (Mark 10:13 to 16)

Poor disciples! They were continually getting into trouble with their Master, Who saw things so differently from the way in which they were taught before He called them. Because they are not well taught and able to perform according to traditional values children are often pushed aside as being of little worth! But Yeshua said, of them, "Of such is the kingdom of God"!

How so?

What about a young innocent child is so appealing to Yahuah Hayah?

He or she has not been "offended" (Matthew 18:6) or "enticed to sin"! (Strong: Greek: 4642) And his or her "knowledge of God" (Hosea 6:6) is what He has told them about Himself even before they were born! He wrote, through His psalmist:

9 Thou art He Who took me out of the womb! Thou didst make me hope, when I was upon my mother’s breasts! 10 I was cast upon Thee from the womb! Thou art my God from my mother’s belly! (Psalm 22:9 and 10)

Furthermore, Yeshua said, of "these little ones who believe in Me" (Matthew 18:6): "In Heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father Who is in Heaven." (Matthew 18:10) And why do you suppose that is?

What "angels do always behold the face of" Yeshua's "Father Who is in Heaven"?

Would they not be Yahuah Hayah's angels?

So what angels would never be found "beholding the face of" Yeshua's "Father Who is in Heaven"?

Would they not be Satan's angels?

So the children of Yahuah Hayah's who have been "offended" or "enticed to sin" have lost Yahuah's angels, who have been replaced by Satan's angels, who serve him who is "the Devourer" (Malachi 3:10), whom Yahuah "rebukes" for the sake of those children of His who are lovingly obeying Him. Mark continued:

17 When He was gone forth into the way, there came one running and kneeling to Him, who asked Him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life 18 And Jesus said, unto him, Why callest Thou Me good? There is none good but one, Who is, God! 19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor thy father and mother. 20 And he said, unto Him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth! 21 Then Jesus, beholding him, loved him and said, unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast and give to the poor! And thou shalt have treasure in Heaven! Then come, take up the cross and follow Me! 22 And he was sad, at that saying, and went away grieved! For he had great possessions! 23 And Jesus looked round about and said, unto His disciples, How hardly shall they who have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24 And the disciples were astonished, at his words. But Jesus said again: How hard is it for them who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God! 26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? 27 And Jesus, looking upon them, saith, With men it is impossible but not with God! For with God all things are possible. (Mark 10:17 to 27)

The reason why "they who have riches" "hardly" "enter the kingdom of God" is simple to understand! The commandment of Yahuah Hayah that is "the second ... like unto" (Matthew 22:39) "the First and Great Commandment" (Verse 38) is "love thy neighbor as thyself"! (Verse 39) With untold thousands of people in the world starving and existing in poverty one cannot say he has loved them with thousands of dollars in his bank account! So, for one who has divorced himself from the world's way of thinking, Yeshua's recommendation to His inquirer that he "sell whatsoever thou hast and give to the poor" makes perfect sense!

Considering that what one gives is always returned to him (Luke 6:38), giving to "the poor" immediately obligates Yahuah Hayah to get that blessing back to the giver! And that is the "treasure in Heaven" that Yeshua mentioned, as well as the inestimably precious "blessing" (Deuteronomy 28:1) of "eternal life" (Matthew 19:16 and 17) that becomes the inheritance of those children of Yahuah who obey Him. Whether one knows it or agrees with it or not, so long as a single "neighbor" is living in poverty anywhere in the world, the person with more than he needs is in jeopardy of going to Hell!

So Yahuah Hayah's "economy" is based on the idea of His children's not sitting on the blessings He gives them but keeping them moving throughout the whole of Yahuah's body of children on Earth, His guarantee being that the child of His who cooperates with that blessed "economy" will never be in want!

But that is hard for one to do! It requires that we do the opposite of what our natural tendency is to do, which is to keep that which we somehow earn, produce, find or win against the day when things may get difficult, when we fear that our resources will run out! But that "natural tendency" does not take into account the amazing certainty of our Creator's way of reversing all of that, to where the one giving never runs out and the one hoarding his blessings is guaranteed to run out, as Yeshua illustrated by this parable:

The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 20 But God said, unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required, of thee: then whose shall those things be, that thou hast provided? 21 So is he who layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God! 22 And He said, unto His disciples, Therefore I say, unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, neither for the body, what ye shall put on! 23 The life is more than meat! And the body is more than raiment! 24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap, which neither have storehouse nor barn! And God feedeth them! How much more are ye better than the fowls? 25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; yet I say, unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field and to morrow is cast into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O ye of little faith? 29 Seek not ye what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind! 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God! And all these things shall be added unto you. 32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags that wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth! 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; 36 And ye yourselves like unto men who wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately! 37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching! Verily I say, unto you, that he shall gird himself and make them to sit down to meat and will come forth and serve them. 38 And, if he shall come in the second watch or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants! 39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not have suffered his house to be broken through! 40 Be ye therefore ready also! For the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not! (Luke 12:16 to 40)

We will again review this marvelous passage, when we get into studying Luke's account of Yahuah Hayah's "gospel of the kingdom" (Matthew 4:23) ; but it does such a marvelous job of describing Yahuah”s "economy" that I had to bring it in now, to do justice to that topic as it was introduced by Mark! And, necessarily, I will have to deal with it one segment at a time!

The grower who had a good crop and then said, to himself: "I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry!" was obviously oblivious of Yahuah Hayah's "economy"! And God's harsh response to the blessed grower's mistaken self indulgence serves to show us how His "economy" remains undeterred by those who defy it; and Yeshua's summation of the matter is an excellent way by which to keep it in mind! "He who layeth up treasure for himself ... is not rich toward God!" Indeed, having "treasure in Heaven" or being "rich toward God" is achieved only by doing exactly the opposite of what one would think makes anyone "rich".

This being the truth of Yahuah Hayah's "economy", we are well advised to heed His word through Yeshua, that you "take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on"! For "the life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment"! Yahuah is our source of "life"; and He is, indeed, "more than meat"! For He is also the source of that "meat"! He is the Creator of our "body"; and He is more than the "raiment" we need by which to clothe it. For He also is the Source of that "raiment"! So any approach to obtaining these things that does not begin and end with Him is an exercise in futility!

To appreciate this truth, Yeshua recommended that we "consider the ravens! For they neither sow nor reap, neither have storehouse nor barn! Yet God feedeth them: So how much more are ye better than the fowls?"

Yeshua then asked: "Which of you by taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?" Then He asks us to consider the logical consequence of that limitation: "If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?"

The cubits that comprise our stature are Yahuah Hayah's gift to us, which Yeshua described as being "that thing which is least"! It is basic to all else of which our lives consist! So with our even being here and alive to be viewed as Yahuah's gift to us, how do we view anything else of which our lives are comprised as anything other than additional gifts or "fringe benefits"?

So the notion that what we acquire the answers to our needs by our labor and the work of our hands apart from the Creator, Who has given us the bodies by which to labor and the hands by which to arrange anything, elicited the response Yeshua described for the foolish grower: "Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be that thou hast provided?"

To drive home this most basic understanding of Yahuah Hayah's economy, Yeshua advised that we "consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field and to morrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?"

In Yeshua's view, to lack appreciation for Yahuah Hayah's "economy" is to be "of little faith"! For the understanding of these things comes not of what the world and the appetites of our bodies tell us but, rather, of what He tells us in our spirits, which requires that we believe His words, of which Yeshua said: "They are spirit, and they are life"! (John 6:63)

So with all of that to keep in mind, Yeshua would have us "seek not what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind! For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: but your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. Rather, seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you."

Yeshua said that for one to "enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:20) requires "righteousness" (Verse 20); and the only place in Yahuah Hayah's Holy Bible where He offers that key is in His Torah or law, where He said through Yeshua through Moses: "It shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments!" (Deuteronomy 6:25) So to "seek ye the kingdom of God" so that "all these things shall be added unto you" is, simply, to "keep", "observe" "guard" or put a value on Yahuah's commandments!

While we are thus seeking "the kingdom of God", Yeshua encouraged His audience, by saying: "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom." And that figures; because Yahuah Hayah is, obviously, pleased by our putting a value on His commandments, which He knows are "for our good always"! (Deuteronomy 6:24) And His response in giving us His "kingdom" provides "all these things", for us, which are "added unto you" when you do seek His kingdom.

With all of that clearly understood, we are now ready to get down to business with Yahuah Hayah's economy and make it work! So Yeshua commanded, directly: "Sell that ye have, and give alms"; and in doing that you will "provide yourselves bags that wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth!"

This obedience brings with it the fact, Yeshua pointed out, that "where your treasure is, there will your heart be also"! Our "heart" is our "spirit"! And, since it is the depository of both our knowledge and feelings, it is is where we live! And, if it is wrapped up in earthly treasure, our experience will be earthly and troublesome, while the spirit that is wrapped up in heavenly treasure or in one's joyous participation in Yahuah Hayah's "economy" is the source of a heavenly experience throughout one's life, which figures, since Yeshua said: "The kingdom of God is within you". (Luke 17:21)

If you have followed Yeshua thus far, He advises that you adopt an attitude of watchful waiting concerning the rewards that await the wise pursuer of these kingdom blessings:

35 Let your loins be girded about, your lights burning 36 and ye yourselves like unto men who wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding, that when he cometh and knocketh they may open unto him immediately. 37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching! Verily I say, unto you, that he shall gird himself, make them to sit down to meat and come forth and serve them. 38 And, if he shall come in the second watch or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants! (Luke 12:35 to 38)

This pictures the loving, appreciative and humble response of Yeshua that will characterize His return for those who have been faithful to Yahuah Hayah and to the amazing and highly effective economy of which His commandments are comprised! But at His return He also will be dealing with those who have been careless or indifferent concerning Yahuah's commandments and the economy of which they are comprised; so Yeshua's recommending that one carefully watch for the results of their faithfulness also comes in the form of a warning!

This know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. (Luke 12:39)

The houses of those who have failed to heed these recommendations or warnings will indeed be "broken through" and what they may have amassed in the way of worldly goods in "barns" of whatever size, will avail them nothing, when "the thief" or the righteous "Judge" of His children comes to bring His punishments to those who have ignored Him, which relates quite effectively to the "sword" that Yeshua will have in His mouth at His return, with which He will "smite the nations"! (Revelation 19:15)

40 Be ye therefore ready also! For the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not! (Luke 12:40)

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Amen! Alleluia!

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