Torah Portion KI TETZE – Devarim (Deutoronomy) 21:10–25:19
“So with many other exhortations, John proclaimed Good News to the people.” Luke 3:18 TLV
Shabbat shalom, dearly beloved!
When you hear the word “gospel”, do you realize it means Good News? In Hebrew the word is BESORÁ. It is very enlightening to see what the Holy Scriptures call “Good News”.
In the above Scriptures, Yochanan the Immerser (John) was exhorting the People of Israel and the Bible says this was a “Proclamation of Good News”.
The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the word EXHORTATION as follows:
To give warnings or advice; make urgent appeals.
Indeed, we can see that this is exactly what Yochanan (John) was doing. He was warning the people of impending judgment and was urging them to repent. This the Scriptures call “Proclaiming Good News”.
“During the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came upon John, the son of Zechariah, in the wilderness. And he came into all the surrounding region of the Jordan, proclaiming an immersion of repentance for the removal of sins.” Luke 3:2-3 TLV
He was exhorting the People of Israel to wash and purify their lives. The people that responded would be ready to recognize the Messiah that was about to come. Repentance precedes Salvation so to preach repentance and turning from sin and unrighteousness is Good News that led unto salvation.
“As it is written in the scroll of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of Adonai, and make His paths straight. Every valley shall be filled up and every mountain and hill brought low. The crooked shall be made straight and the rough ways made smooth, and all humanity shall see the salvation of God.’”” Luke 3:4-6 TLV
If this call to TESHUVA (Repentance and Returning for the purpose of Restoration) would not be heeded, only judgment would come.
“Even now the axe is laid at the root of the trees, so every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire!”” Luke 3:9 TLV
So, rejecting the Good News that warned and urged people to turn back to Yah’s ways would result in very bad news of His wrath. This is simple mathematics. Yah’s heart is for the salvation of humanity; but, if His heart cry is rejected, He must judge – and no replacement New Age or other religious program would work.
He did not send His Son to die for us so that we can be happy and have lower taxes. He sent Yeshua, our Jewish Messiah to die for us so we can be restored to intimate and OBEDIENT communion with our Creator. Disobedience to His commands broke the fellowship. By following Yeshua, who was obedient unto death, we are restored to communion with Abba – as long as we continue to follow in Yeshua’s footsteps of faith and obedience.
“But whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God is truly made perfect. We know that we are in Him by this— whoever claims to abide in Him must walk just as He walked.” 1 John 2:5-6 TLV
It is interesting that the People of Israel needed to get ready for the Messiah by dethroning greed and the love of mammon. Among others they needed to stop complaining about their low wages and learn to share from what they had.
“The crowds were asking him, “What should we do?” He answered them, saying, “Whoever has two coats, let him give to the one who has none; and whoever has food, let him do the same.” Tax collectors also came to him to be immersed. “Teacher,” they said to him, “what should we do?” He said to them, “Do not take more than you are supposed to.” Also soldiers asked him, saying, “And what should we do?” He said to them, “Do not take things from anyone by force, do not falsely accuse anyone, and be content with your wages.”” Luke 3:10-14 TLV
Greedy hearts that worship money- because they have lack or due to plenty, will always drown and choke the GOOD NEWS of Repentance leading unto Salvation.
“But the one sown among the thorns, this is the one who hears the word; and the worries of the world and the seduction of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” Matthew 13:22 TLV
Abba wants us to prosper in every way but without idolatry! Nowadays people are falling right and left under the control of the NWO through dangerous injections that prepare for the Mark of the Beast. They do so, compromising their conscious and scruples to have the “freedom” to live their lives, to keep their job, to buy or sell.
“so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark: the beast’s name or the number of its name.” Revelation 13:17 CSB
It is the love of money that will cause people to fall into the Mark of the Beast.
“For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil—some, longing for it, have gone astray from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10 TLV
Our Abba knows that we need sustenance and He is well able to provide, to make us the head and not the tail when we obey Him.
“Now if you faithfully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow all his commands I am giving you today, the Lord your God will put you far above all the nations of the earth. All these blessings will come and overtake you, because you obey the Lord your God:” Deuteronomy 28:1-2 CSB
But if we betray truth and compromise, only sorrows are awaiting. That is when rejecting the Good News of Repentance brings judgment and sorrow.
“Or do you despise the riches of his kindness, restraint, and patience, not recognizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? Because of your hardened and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath, when God’s righteous judgment is revealed. He will repay each one according to his works: eternal life to those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality; but wrath and anger to those who are self-seeking and disobey the truth while obeying unrighteousness. There will be affliction and distress for every human being who does evil, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek; but glory, honor, and peace for everyone who does what is good, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek. For there is no favoritism with God.” Romans 2:4-11 CSB
Persistence in doing good, means to keep on doing what is right even when it is uncomfortable and costly.
This is a GOOD NEWS exhortation, a warning and an urgent appeal! May there be glory, honor and shalom to all who listen and respond favorably in Yeshua’s name!
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