Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Moses stood in the gap....

Read Exodus 32 to see for yourself how the Israelites disappointed YHWH by building a golden calf (and the priest, Aaron, was instrumental in carrying it out!)....By this time, YHWH's people had seen their God perform all kinds of miracles, including the ten plagues, the first "passover" and the parting of the sea to help them escape from Pharoah after 400 years of captivity. And yet here we see His people building a golden calf and in effect, worshiping "another god." Bottom line, YHWH became angry enough to want to destroy the Israelites (could you blame Him?), but Moshe "stood in the gap" - offered himself and thus spared them.

Exodus 32: 31 Moshe went back to ADONAI and said, "Please! These people have committed a terrible sin: they have made themselves a god out of gold.
32 Now, if you will just forgive their sin! But if you won't, then, I beg you, blot me out of your book which you have written!" 33 ADONAI answered Moshe, "Those who have sinned against me are the ones I will blot out of my book. 34 Now go and lead the people to the place I told you about; my angel will go ahead of you.  Nevertheless, the time for punishment will come; and then I will punish them for their sin." 35 ADONAI struck the people with a plague because they had made the calf, the one Aharon made.
(CJB)

Note Moshe's offer to be "blotted out of the book of life!" Well, our Divine Messiah, Yeshua went a step further and actually gave His life as our substitute! As we enter this Passover season, may we remember that it is not only a remembrance of the original Passover, when YHWH put into motion the events leading to the Exodus out of Egypt (Exodus 12:1-13), but of the love of YHWH who - despite our human tendencies to forget that we are to be holy and set apart - sent His only begotten son - who martyred Himself so that we could have everlasting life:

John 3:16. Thus, for Elohim loved the world so as he would give His Only-Begotten Son, that whoever would believe in him would not perish, but would have life that is eternal. 17. For Elohim did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to give life to the world through him. 18. He who does not believe in him is judged, and he who does not believe is already judged because he does not believe in his name, that of the Only-Begotten, the Son of Elohim. 19. Now this is the judgment: Because the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness more than the light, for their works are evil. 20. For everyone who does hateful things hates the light and does not come to the light, because his works will be hidden. 21. But he who does truthful things comes to the light that his may be known that they are done in Elohim. (AENT)

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  1. Chag Pesach Sameach also Shabbat Shalom!

    Excellent post with scripture verses. You said it all forevermorelasting Amein! I agree you about "everlasting life"!

    Exodus 32: 31 Moshe went back to ADONAI and said, "Please! These people have committed a terrible sin: they have made themselves a god out of gold.
    32 Now, if you will just forgive their sin! But if you won't, then, I beg you, blot me out of your book which you have written!" 33 ADONAI answered Moshe, "Those who have sinned against me are the ones I will blot out of my book. 34 Now go and lead the people to the place I told you about; my angel will go ahead of you. Nevertheless, the time for punishment will come; and then I will punish them for their sin." 35 ADONAI struck the people with a plague because they had made the calf, the one Aharon made. (CJB)

    blot in H4229

    H4229
    מחה
    mâchâh
    BDB Definition:
    1) to wipe, wipe out
    1a) (Qal)
    1a1) to wipe
    1a2) to blot out, obliterate
    1a3) to blot out, exterminate
    1b) (Niphal)
    1b1) to be wiped out
    1b2) to be blotted out
    1b3) to be exterminated
    1c) (Hiphil) to blot out (from memory)
    2) (Qal) to strike
    3) (Pual) full of marrow (participle)
    Part of Speech: verb
    A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: a primitive root
    Same Word by TWOT Number: 1178, 1179, 1181c


    Revelation 22:18-19 Yeshua (Tree of Life):
    18 I warn everyone hearing the words of the prophecy in this book that if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues written in this book.

    19 And if anyone takes anything away from the words in the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the Tree of Life and the holy city, as described in this book.

    HalleluYAH! May YHWH bless you share us deep seek His Torah. Enjoy His Eternal Joy Rest meditate of His Only Begotten Son Yeshua haMashiyach is the Tree of Life. Amein!


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