The studies that make up this series of instructions were originally taught as an Orientation Class at our congregation. It was designed to let those whom YHWH was adding to our mishpocah/family gain an understanding of the revelation given by YHWH from the Scriptures concerning the history of His nation of Yisrael. For the most part, many do not have an understanding of the fact that there are actually Two Houses of Yisrael spoken of in YHWH’s Word. Most are only familiar with the Jewish house. Yet, there is another house, distinct from the former, and whose nature is essentially non-Jewish. Here is an interesting fact: 1) You can be an Yisraelite and be Jewish. 2) You can also be a Yisraelite and be non-Jewish. For over 2730 years this truth has been obscured. Religion has only muddied the waters and kept YHWH’s people splintered and stumbling around in religious blindness. Hasatan (may his memory be blotted out forever) desires this, because if the revelation of YHWH’s restoration becomes known, then his kingdom will suffer also. The stage will be set for the return of our blessed Master, Melech Mashiach (King Messiah), as both King and Priest after the order of Melchi-Zedek. This will bring about the ultimate demise of the kingdom of darkness and YHWH’s promised final judgments upon that kingdom. It will usher in the rule of the Shomayim/Heavens on earth, and the long anticipated Millennial Reign of that Kingdom here…The 1000 year Great Shabbat!
Needless to say, this revelation is both inspiring and controversial. Yet, we must not be deterred by the blind agitations of religious men or their being stirred by the unseen spirits of the kingdom of darkness These entities know and fear their demise will be imminent if this message is left unchallenged. There is a remnant that YHWH has promised from both houses that will hear and obey. They will follow after the leading of the Ruach HaKodesh to see YHWH get what He has been so long without…A unified Whole House of Yisrael. Hasatan (may his memory be blotted out forever) understands all too well the power of unity. He knows that when division and disunity are removed, NOTHING can stop the realization that comes as a result of synergetic unity and purpose. This is the day. This is the hour. Let the restoration begin with those who are brave and courageous enough to give their all to see YHWH’s glory arise and His Kingdom truly come!
This study is not written so much in the form of a smooth flowing teaching. It has been left more in its form as an instructional volume. Therefore, take the time to stop and go as the Ruach may lead. You may have to go over certain parts a number of times. Do it. Let the revelation sink down into your heart. You are being given a great privilege of being a part of this great End Time restoration. Let the foundation be made sure and firm.
Finally, this study is being placed on-line in order that any who come into our congregation may be allowed to take advantage of these Truths at their own pace. It is also placed on-line so that the audience for these Truths may also be increased. May YHWH bless all who take part in this instruction for His glory. May it bring increase for the Kingdom of The Mighty One and set the stage more surely for the return of our blessed Melech Mashiach/King Messiah to take up His throne and rule over His ONE House…ONE Kingdom…ONE Nation of Yisrael. Amein.
The Beginning14 And Hashem/YHWH said unto Avram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the makom/place where thou art northward, and southward and eastward, and westward: 15 For kol ha’aretz/all the land which thou seest, TO THEE WILL I GIVE IT, and to thy zera/seed ad olam (forever). 16 And I will make thy zera/seed as the dust of ha’aretz/the land; so that if a man can number the aphar/dust of ha’aretz/the land, then shall thy zera/seed also be numbered. 17 Arise, walk through ha’aretz/the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. 18 Then Avram moved his ohel/tent, and came and dwelt in Elonei Mamre, which is in Chevron, and built there a Mizbe’ach/Altar unto Hashem/YHWH. (B’resheet/Genesis 13:14-16 OJB- emphasis/definitions mine)
Zera (Hebrew)- this term is a reference to physical seed/sperm as in descendants- We must get the point here- YHWH is dealing with physical not spiritual seed/sperm– These promises we are going to be looking at are to a PHYSICAL people concerning a PHYSICAL inheritance- we must not let Hasatan (may his memory be blotted out forever) spiritualize these promises away- Vs. 16- Here YHWH shows Abram the blessing of physical multiplicity with which He will bless his seed/descendants.1 After these things the Devar Hashem/Word of YHWH came unto Avram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Avram; I am thy mogen/shield, and thy exceeding great sachar (reward). 2 And Avram said, Adonoi Hashem/Lord YHWH, what wilt Thou give me, since I go childless, and the Ben Meshek/adopted servant/son of my Bais/house is this Eliezer of Dameshek (Damascus)? 3 And Avram said, See, to me Thou hast given no zera/seed; and, hinei/behold, one born in my bais/house is my yoresh (heir). 4 And, hinei/behold, the Devar Hashem/Word of YHWH came unto him saying, This shall not be thy yoresh/heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own body shall be thy yoresh /heir. 5 And He brought him forth outside, and said, Look now toward Shomayim/Heavens, and count the kokhavim/stars, if thou be able to number them; and He said unto him, So shall thy zera/seed be. 6 And he believed in Hashem/YHWH; and He credited [emunah (faith)] to him as tzedakah (righteousness). (B’resheet/Genesis 15:1-6 OJB- emphasis/definitions mine)
The Word of YHWH/Yeshua (Yochanon/John 1:1; Hitgalut/Revelation 19:13) appears to Abram- This is where Abram comes into his right standing (forensic righteousness/imputed) by faith- this is the way we ALL must come into our right standing w/YHWH- Again…Abram questions YHWH about his lack of physical seed- The Word of YHWH makes it clear that His promise is NOT for an adopted heir, but for a physical heir- one from his own body- Then Abram is taken out and told to look into the heavens at the stars- THIS IS A PICTURE OF YHWH’S PROMISE OF SPIRITUAL INHERITANCE FOR ABRAM’S PHYSICAL SEED! (Eph. 1:3) Again promising physical multiplicity in a picture of the natural stars.
The Promised Only Unique Son1 And when Avram was ninety and nine shanah/years, Hashem/YHWH appeared to Avram, and said unto him, I am El Shaddai; walk before Me, and be thou tamim (blameless). 2 And I will confirm My brit (covenant) between Me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. 3 And Avram fell on his face; and Elohim/The Mighty One talked with him, saying, 4 As for Me, hinei/behold, My brit (covenant) is with thee, and thou shalt be an Av/Father of many Goyim/Nations [see 18:18]. 5 Neither shall thy shem/name any more be called Avram, but thy shem/name shall be Abraham; for Av hamon Goyim (Father of a multitude of Goyim/Nations) have I made thee. [T.N. Ga 3:29 says “And if you belong to Moshiach (YESHAYAH 53:10), then you are of the ZERAH/ SEED of Abraham Avinu/Abraham our Father, you are yoreshim (heirs) according to the havtachah (promise).] 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make Goyim/Nations of thee, and Melechim/Kings shall come out of thee. 7 And I will establish My Brit (covenant) between Me and thee and thy zera/seed after thee in their dorot/generations for a Brit Olam/Everlasting Covenant, to be Elohim/Mighty One unto thee, and to thy zera/seed after thee. 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy zera/seed after thee, the Eretz/Land wherein thou art now a ger/stranger, kol Eretz Kena’an/the whole Land of Cana’an, for an Achuzzah (Possession) Olam (Everlasting); and I will be their Elohim/Mighty One. (B’resheet/Genesis 17:1-8 OJB- emphasis/definitions mine)
YHWH now cuts covenant with Abram and changes his name- putting the letter heh (the breath of YHWH) into Abram’s name- he is now AbraHam- again the blessing of physical multiplicity is confirmed vs.2- Now YHWH begins to expand Abraham’s understanding from just his own physical potential to understand that there is a corporate manifestation of himself through his physical seed- Nations will come forth from him- Kings will come out from him [a picture of the future kings of Judah as well as other kings from the nations]- these promises are part of YHWH’s physical blessing upon his future generations- YHWH also confirms His promise of a physical inheritance in a physical land- Cana’an as a LITERAL everlasting possession and YHWH will be The Mighty One of Abraham’s future PHYSICAL seed represented among all the Nations
In vs. 4 and 5 the words many nations is hamon goyim in Hebrew and means a noisy multitude of nations. This multitude of nations who would descend from Abraham would be no silent bunch. They will be loud and noisy. They will witness to YHWH’s faithfulness as their Mighty One so that the entire world might know YHWH is with His people and does what He promises.15 And the Malach Hashem/Angel of YHWH called unto Abraham out of Shomayim/Heavens the second time, 16 And said, By Myself have I sworn, saith Hashem/YHWH, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine ben yachid/only unique son: 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy zera/seed as the stars of the skies, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy zera/seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 And in thy zera/seed shall kol goyei ha’aretz/all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed My voice. 19 So Abraham returned unto his servants, and they rose up and went together to Beer Sheva; and Abraham dwelt at Beer Sheva. (B’resheet/Genesis 22:15-19 OJB- emphasis/definitions mine)
Here in Chapter 22 of B’resheet/Genesis Abraham is tested concerning his son Yitz’chak/Isaac. In obedience to YHWH’s command to offer his son, his only unique son, on the altar, Abraham obeys. *[Yitz’chak/Isaac is Abraham’s only unique son, not his only son. Abraham had another son before Yitz’chak/Isaac …Yishma’el/Ishmael from Hagar. Yitz’chak/Isaac was Abraham’s only unique son because his mother, Sarah, was barren previous to YHWH opening her womb for him to be born] YHWH steps in and provides the sacrifice (the ram caught in the thicket), stopping Abraham from having to go through with the full sacrificial offering. As a result of his complete obedience YHWH in vs. 17 again reconfirms His blessing of physical multiplicity to Abraham and his physical seed- using the stars and sand to show how great and unfathomable that blessing would be. *[Please note, there is only ONE type of nation referred to here…PHYSICAL Yisrael. This ONE physical Nation has TWO facets of inheritance: Spiritual (the stars) and Physical (the sand). There is NO such entity known as spiritual Yisrael portrayed in ALL of Scripture. (TaNaKh/Hebrew Scriptures or Messianic Writings) This additional entity is the product of the systematic theology of the Church of Christendom which is prejudice against the physical Nation of Yisrael and its connection to the house of Jewish Yisrael whom it seeks to replace. (aka…Replacement Theology)]
Then in vs. 18 comes the reference to the coming of the Mashiach through whom all the nations of the earth will be blessed. (see Galatians 3:16)
Now to Abraham Avinu/our father were spoken the havtachot (promises) and to his ZERA (“seed” BERESHIS 22:18). He does not say V’LIZERAEHCHAH (“and to your seeds”), as concerning many, but as concerning ONE, “and to the ZERA/SEED of you”, and that ZERA/SEED is Moshiach/Messiah (Galatians 3:16 OJB- emphasis/definitions mine)
The Promise Of Physical Multiplicity Extended To Yitz’chak1 And there was a ra’av (famine) in ha’aretz/the land, besides the ra’av harishon/the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Yitzchak/Isaac went unto Avimelech Melech/King Pelishtim (Philistines) unto Gerar. 2 And Hashem/YHWH appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Mitzrayim/Egypt; dwell in ha’aretz/in the land which I shall tell thee of; 3 Sojourn in ha’aretz hazot/this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy zera/seed, I will give all these lands, and I will perform the shevu’ah (oath) which I swore unto Abraham avichah/your father; 4 And I will make thy zera/seed to multiply as the kokhavim/stars of Shomayim/The Heavens, and will give unto thy zera/seed all these lands; and in thy zera/seed shall kol Goyei Ha’Aretz/all the Nations of The Earth be blessed; 5 Because Abraham obeyed My voice, and was shomer/guarded over My mishmeret (charge), My mitzvoth/commands, My chukkot/ordinances, and My torot/instructions. (B’resheet/Genesis 26:1-4 OJB- definitions mine)
Now YHWH confirms the promise made with Abraham is being passed down to his son Yitz’chak/Isaac. As it was with Abraham the promise was not to be fulfilled by an adopted son, but by a son of his own body. So, the future fulfillment of that promise would come not through a child of the flesh, Ishmael, but through a physical child of promise…Yitz’chak/Isaac. YHWH continues to speak of Abraham’s seed, now being perpetuated through the son of promise, Yitz’chak/Isaac. The land his future seed would come into the possession of would be ALL the land which YHWH had promised his father. While at the same time, this future seed would be blessed with physical multiplicity as pictured in the innumerable multitude of stars and sand. This physical multiplicity would affect ALL the nations of the earth with the blessing of YHWH. All this because Abraham KEPT YHWH’s Torah!
YHWH’s Promise Of Physical Multiplicity Extended To Rivkah/Rebecca
60 And they said a berakhah/blessing over Rivkah/Rebecca, and said unto her, Thou art achoteinu (our sister), may thou be increased to thousands upon thousands and may thy zera/seed possess the sha’ar/gate of those which hate them. (B’resheet/Genesis 24:60- definitions mine)
In the above Scripture Rivkah/Rebecca, Yitz’chak’s/Isaac’s bride to be, is blessed by her family before she leaves to return with Abraham’s servant back to Cana’an. The blessing? That of physical multiplicity. The wording is almost exactly the same as that which was given to her father-in-law Abraham in chapter 22 of B’resheet/Genesis.
The Promise Of Physical Multiplicity Extended To Ya’akob/Jacob1 And Yitzchak/Isaac called for Ya’akov/Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take an isha/wife of the Banot Kena’an/daughters of Cana’an. 2 Arise, go to Paddanah-Aram, to the bais/house of Betuel avi immecha/the father of your mother; and take thee an isha/wife from there of the banot Lavan achi immecha/daughters of Laban your mother’s brother. 3 And El Shaddai bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a kahal amim/assembly of peoples; 4 And give thee the birkat/blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy zera/seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the eretz/land wherein thou art a ger/stranger, which Elohim/Mighty One gave unto Abraham. (B’resheet/Genesis 28:1-4 OJB- definitions mine)
Finally, we come to see the blessing is perpetuated from Yitz’chak/Isaac down to his son Ya’akob/Jacob. YHWH is making it plain that it is through the Avot/the Fathers that He will work to fill the entire earth with a physical seed. This physical seed would become a kahal amim/assembly of peoples. This assembly is nothing less than the nation of Yisrael.
In chapter 35 of B’resheet/Genesis where Ya’akob/Jacob encounters YHWH at the ladder in a dream, YHWH changes Ya’akob’s/Jacob’s name. He becomes Yisrael. This name means, a prince who wrestles with YHWH and prevails. In verse 11 Ya’akob/Jacob is told,
11 And Elohim/Mighty One said unto him, I am El Shaddai; be fruitful and multiply; a Goy (nation) and a Kehal Goyim/Assembly or Company of nations shall be from thee, and Melechim/Kings shall come out of thy loins. (B’resheet/Genesis 35:11- definitions mine)
It is imperative that we understand that the many promises that YHWH made to Abraham, Yitz’chak/Isaac and Ya’akob/Jacob…were NOT to a physical and spiritual zera/seed. There is ONE zera/seed. It is WHOLLY physical. That physical seed has two aspects of blessing: physical and spiritual. First, it was through a physical seed that would become a corporate nation, which in turn would possess the physical Land given to it by YHWH. While this corporate seed would possess this physical land, it would also somehow find itself physically present among all the nations of the earth, thus becoming a nation and a company of nations. Secondly, this promise to the ONE physical Nation, would also include the coming of the Mashiach. It would be through His redemptive ministry ALL the nations would be blessed. How? By the regathering YHWH’s physical seed from among the nations where they were to be scattered.
Now we are positioned for our next understanding into YHWH’s great redemptive purpose in restoring the Whole House of Yisrael. We will see clearly how YHWH worked to scatter this physical seed among ALL the nations of the earth. If we can see this, and understand, then we will be on our way to realizing why YHWH will restore His two great houses, and make them ONE again. At the same time, as a result of the regathering of YHWH’s scattered physical seed, ALL the nations of the earth will also be blessed through that promise of redemption to His ONE nation of Yisrael. He will bring about the return of our blessed Mashiach Yeshua, King Mashiach/Messiah. He will rule from the physical Land of Promise, Yisrael, and bring the whole earth to be filled with YHWH’s glory!Joe Snipes Yosef Gates To Zion Ministries