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Isaiah 1:2-3 **Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth! For the Lord has spoken: “I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against ME. The ox knows its owner and the donkey its master’s crib; but Israel (entire earth now) does not know, my people do not consider.”

Isaiah elaborates on the words of the Lord describing the rebellion against HIM then but worse in this age.  With the power of the Holy Spirit he describes a sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a brood of evildoers, children who are corrupters!  They have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked to anger the Holy One of Israel, they have turned away backward. The entire world in that age as well as this age has renounced our Creator by finding other things to worship. They have given up on all the good things the Lord provides and without calling on Him in humility with prayer in this busy age people cannot find time to even pray for strength to do HIS will. His will begins with keeping HIS Holy Laws. This beginning is by keeping all the Commandments as well as HIS Holy days listed in the book of Leviticus, all of chapter 23. Verses 14, 21, 31 and 41 give this command, “It shall be a statute forever in your generations.” Verse 3 commands the seventh day, Saturday a Sabbath each week. This is the first feast commanded. It is also commanded in Genesis 2:2-3, repeatedly throughout the old and new Testaments. Jesus, who is Lord of the Sabbath, stated it is lawful to do well (good) on the Sabbath Day (Matthew 12:12).

This statute forever was originally only for the chosen children of Israel. However, with the coming of the Messiah, it became a mitzvah (command, Matthew 5:19-20) for all peoples adopted into the Holy Family of God. Ephesians 1:5 explain that those adopted into the Holy Family include the goyim (gentiles, pagans, nations, heathen and all non-Jew). This gave Father God great pleasure. Now, all peoples of the world are given the opportunity for eternal life within the family through the Holy Blood of the Lamb, Y’shua Christ Jesus. As adopted members of the Family, mankind must now walk as the family walks. Sadly, the new family has turned away backward to the ancient pagan ways. This pagan infiltration into the churches started during the imprisonment of the Apostle Paul. This occurred even before the Apostle was put to death in Rome during the reign of the insane Emperor Nero (54-68 A.D).

The immense love and great pleasure to give the goyim nations eternal life as part of the Holy Family continues to this day as mankind drifts further away backward by forsaking the Lord and not following HIS Holy Laws and commands. The gift of God to cleanse us of sin through Christ offers this rich inheritance (Ephesians 1:13). Yet, mankind continues to turn back to the world of Satan, full of sin and following the passions and desires of our evil nature (Ephesians 2:2). Verse 6 advises we have been sealed with Christ and are seated with HIM in the heavenly realms as a special favor. Of course, this is currently spiritual and subject to change. In the beginning, Adam and Eve were made for the desire and increase of the Family of God. The seal of God’s special favor for living in harmony and peace in Eden quickly shattered. The shattering as crashing pottery occurred because of disobedience of one command. The resulting promise of death for all descendents of Adam and Eve remains to this day.

The great pleasure and immense love of Agape will soon become a possession of love with the quick return of Messiah. The reality of a fallen world which continues to make up manmade rules to worship in vain hastens this return. The translated Greek word maten (mat-ane) was used by Christ indicating manmade laws and rules. To worship ME in vain in Mark 7:7 signifies this to be of no purpose and a stronger word ‘folly’ indicating a foolish act/wickedness. Our God will never approve of the folly of man but will wash the heart into purity for those that do HIS will so we shall have the opportunity to enter the Kingdom to become brothers, sisters and mothers of HIS Holy son, the King of kings and Lord of Lords (Matthew 12:50). In chapter 29:11-14, Jeremiah wrote a letter of encouragement to the exiles that has been carried into slavery into Babylon. The letter said, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon ME and pray to ME, and I will listen to you. And you will seek ME and find ME with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places which I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you to the place from which I caused you to be carried away captive.

In the Thanksgiving Day message, our founding fathers called themselves ‘little Israelfor they had left a country of persecution, strive and spiritual slavery. They also called the new world The Promised Land’. Just as Moses led the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land so were the Pilgrims led to this great country. The Pilgrims were likely descendants of the ‘Lost Ten Tribes of Israelwhich were not lost at all. They were just captured and separated from the other tribes 136 years before the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B. C. They were then dispersed (Diaspora) by the Assyrian captors and mingled throughout the world. Because of their mixed blood they were never returned or accepted back into Judah. Only a few of the poorest were not dispersed and remained in northern Israel. These hated people with mixed blood were called Samaritans.

Mark 1:9-11 and other gospels describe the immersion, baptism of the entire body in water before beginning HIS ministry. Upon rising from the water symbolizing death to sin, a voice from heaven said, YOU are MY beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. ** Die to sin this day and have your sins washed away with the blood of the Holy Lamb of God. Keep all God’s commandments as taught by the Messiah. This is the only doorway the key to heaven fits!