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SCRIPTURAL GOVERNMENT Part 4

 

 

Before we begin part 4, let us go back and review a little from part 3. The following places us back in the time frame of Yahshua the Messiah! Scriptural Government is indicated from Genesis to Revelation, and on into the Kingdom to come. It does appear that many just do not understand the governmental structure as Almighty Yahweh has legislated it in His Holy Word! The government of Almighty Yahweh began in the heavens, long before it was brought down to this earth! Actually, it began as one mighty spirit being, Yahweh Elohim! And believe me; it is beyond our understanding concerning this!

He than created other spirit beings in descending order! The Angel that became our Savior (and the Savior of the entire human race) was created first! This increased the heavenly population to two! Next every spirit being was created in their descending order! This was the beginning of government in the heavens, and this structure was ruled and governed by Yahweh Elohim the very first of everything that exists!

The Genesis narrative gives the account of the Adamic or human race creation. You will find a better explanation in the Hebrew concerning the events that took place in Genesis 1:1 to Genesis 1:2. There was a war in heaven between Satan and those that he deceived (Rev. 12:7-8) and Yahweh Elohim. (Along with those that remained with Him in his government!)  And believe me it was an issue concerning government and who should rule!  This issue can be found in Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28. Isaiah 45:18 states:

 

"For  Yahweh says this; he that created the heavens, the Elohim that formed the earth and made it, that established it and created it not a waste, that formed it to be inhabited: I am Yahweh; and there is no one else."

 

Satan, and the angels that followed him, destroyed the first creation. It then had to be re-created under Yahweh's direction. This was accomplished by the Angel of His presence, the one who sits at his right hand!

 

Now we go to Yahshua's time! Yahshua the Messiah had many tasks to perform while he was here on earth. He tried to reform Judaism and correct the temple system which had become corrupt.

 

And he found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: and he made a scourge of cords, and cast all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changersí money, and overthrew their tables; and to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things from here; make not my Fatherís house a house of merchandise John 2:14-16

 

 Now, notice one thing! He was one individual in this awesome assignment! John, his cousin came before him and he also was one individual in his assignment. What's my point? In the beginning there was one! This was increased to two and so on and so forth! John baptized people into repentance so they could see their Messiah! Can you clearly see the Messiah? He was able to gain many disciples through his preaching! Yahshua came and he also gained many followers. Now the following begins the Government of Yahshua that he established here on earth!

 

And when it was day, he called his disciples; and he chose from them twelve, whom also he named apostles: Luke 6:13

 

You did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide: that whatever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. John 15:16

 

I am using the above passages to show a selection process! Yahweh chose Moses and Aaron. Yahshua chose the twelve! Moses received the words directly from Yahweh of the OT and the Apostles receive the words and training directly from Yahshua the Messiah, the Yahweh of the OT!

 

So! You have a Bible and you don't need anyone to teach you anything! Right? Do you have the Holy Spirit of Almighty Yahweh? Without this key component you cannot understand the Bible!

 

And the disciples came, and said to him, Why do you speak to them in parables? And he answered and said to them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but whoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that which he has. Therefore speak I to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And to them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says,

By hearing you shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; seeing you shall see, and shall in no wise perceive: For this peopleís heart is waxed gross, their ears are dull of hearing, their eyes they have closed; least  they should perceive with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, should turn again, I should heal them. Matthew 13:10-15

 

These things have I spoken to you, while yet abiding with you. But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, it shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you. John 14:25-26

 

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what shall we do? And Peter said unto them, Repent, every one of you, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Yahshua the Messiah for the remission of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:37-38

 

Now! Until then, you will not understand the Bible, the Sacred Word of Almighty Yahweh! That's one of the major reasons there are so many religious groups, organizations, individuals today! They just cannot agree on anything concerning the will of Yahweh, or so it seems!

 

The Bible will be a mystery, a riddle, a parable to you without the Holy Spirit of Almighty Yahweh!

 

 Have you clearly understood the preceding explanations?  The need for government increased as the people increased!  When there was only Adam and Eve the governmental needs were small.  As the human race increased so did the need for good governance.  Adam received commands in Genesis 2:16. Violation of Yahweh's commands became evident in Genesis 3.  Adam and Eve were driven from Eden because of commandment violations. Genesis 3:24.

Government structure really becomes evident in the Levitical Priesthood system.  This form of government continued down to the time of Yahshua the Messiah.  Yahshua then set aside the sacrificial system and the temple system as he substituted himself for both.  He is the one sacrifice that Yahweh Elohim accepts for the remission of sins.  Also he is the temple of the living Elohim Yahweh!

 

Yahshua answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and will you raise it up in three days? But he spoke of the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he spoke this; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Yahshua had said. John 2:19-22

 

We have seen from previous scriptures that Yahshua chose twelve individuals to be Apostles. (He also chose the seventy later) Twelve is the number of good government according to Dr. E. W. Bullinger.

 

TWELVE

ITS SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE

Its Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance
by E.W. Bullinger

Twelve is a perfect number, signifying perfection of government, or of governmental perfection. It is found as a multiple in all that has to do with rule. The sun which "rules" the day, and the moon and stars which "govern" the night, do so by their passage through the twelve signs of the Zodiac which completes the great circle of the heavens of 360 (12 x 30) degrees or divisions, and thus govern the year.

Twelve is the product of 3 (the perfectly Div-ne and heavenly number) and 4 (the earthly, the number of what is material and organic).

While seven is composed of 3 added to 4, twelve is 3 multiplied by 4, and hence denotes that which can scarcely be explained in words, but which the spiritual perception can at once appreciate, viz., organization, the products denoting production and multiplication and increase of all that is contained in the two numbers separately. The 4 is generally prominently seen in the twelve.

 

THERE WERE TWELVE PATRIARCHS

from Seth to Noah and his family, and twelve from Shem to Jacob.

 

THE TWELVE SONS OF ISRAEL

though actually thirteen in number, there are never more than twelve names in any one list. There are about 18 enumerations altogether, but in each list one or other is omitted. Generally it is Levi, but not always. In Revelation 7 both Dan and Ephraim are omitted, but the enumeration is still twelve, Levi and Joseph being introduced for this special sealing of the remnant which shall go unscathed through the great tribulation.

Then there were twelve Judges or Saviors.

 

THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON

has the number twelve as the predominating factor, in contrast with the Tabernacle, which had the number five. This agrees with the grace which shines in the Tabernacle, and with the glory of the kingdom which is displayed in the Temple.

When we come to the New Testament we find the same great principle pervading the Apostolic government as we see in the Patriarchal and National, for we have:

 

THE MEASUREMENT OF THE NEW JERUSALEM

will be 12,000 furlongs square, while the wall will be 144 (12 x 12) cubits, Revelation 21:16,17.

The number of the sealed in Revelation 7:4 will be 144,000, and all that has to do with the Twelve Tribes is necessarily pervaded by this number, such as the stones in the High Priest's breastplate, the stones taken out of the Jordan, the number of the spies, etc. etc., and therefore we have not referred to all such reference in these pages.

 


 

And Yahshua said to them, Truly I say to you, that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Matthew 19:28

 

And there arose also a contention among them, which of them was accounted to be greatest. And he said to them, The kings of the Gentiles have rulership over them; and they that have authority over them are called Benefactors. But you shall not be so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve. For which is greater, he that sits at meat, or he that serves? is not he that sits at meat? but I am in the middle of you as he that serves.  But you are they that have continued with me in my temptations; and I appoint to you a kingdom, even as my Father appointed to me, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and you shall sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Luke 22:24-30

It is plain that Almighty Yahweh's way is one of law, order and a perfectly designed government.  Why do so many people fail to see this? Is it because they reject government in favor of anarchy?  Is it because they just haven't been taught the proper form of Biblical government?  Or, is it rebellion against any authority?  When Yahshua returns, he will establish Almighty Yahweh's system of government, and he will rule the nations with a rod of iron!  Do you believe this?

 

And out of his mouth proceeds a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of Yahweh, the Almighty. And he has on his garment and on his banner a name written, KINGS OF KINGS, AND RULER OF RULERS. Revelation 19:15-16

 

So! Tell me the purpose of the plan of Salvation if you can!  Do you believe that chaos will be the order of the day?  Or will it be order and discipline?  What is the thread throughout the Bible concerning government and the structure of Yahweh's governmental design?  Consider the following!

 

 

Remember them that have the rule over you, men that spoke to you the word of Yahweh; and considering the issue of their life, imitate their faith Hebrews 13:7

 

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit to them: for they watch in behalf of your souls, as they that shall give account; that they may do this with joy, and not with grief: for this were unprofitable for you. Hebrews 13:17

 

Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.

Grace be with you all. Amen. Hebrews 13:24-25

 

And the purpose is?

 

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Master, one faith, one baptism, one Elohim and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all. But to each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Messiah. Wherefore he says, When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men. (Now this, He ascended, what is it but that he also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fulfill all things.) And he gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of ministering, to the building up of the body of Messiah: until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of Yahweh, to a full grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Messiah: that we may be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error; but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, even Messiah; from whom all the body fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in due measure of each several part, makes the increase of the body to the building up of itself in love. Ephesians 4:4-16

 

Do you understand what you have just read? There was; and still is a purpose for everything spoken in Almighty Yahweh's Holy Word! The pattern! The structure! The laws statutes and ordinances, all have purpose and meaning. Israel will not be an undisciplined rabble doing whatever they please and whenever they please. The Israel of Yahweh will have discipline and order in their lives!  If you cannot see this it is because Almighty Yahweh has not allowed you to see it!  The veil is still over your eyes and you are blinded to truth!

 

But though he had done so many signs before them, yet they believed not on him: that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke,

Yahweh, who has believed our report?

And to whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed?

For this cause they could not believe, for that Isaiah said again,

 He hath blinded their eyes, and he hardened their heart;

Less they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart,

And should turn,

And I should heal them.

These things said Isaiah, because he saw his glory; and he spoke of him. John 12:37-41

 

And the disciples came, and said to him, Why do you speak to them in parables? And he answered and said to them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but whoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that which he has. Therefore speak I to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And to them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says,

By hearing you shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; seeing you shall see, and shall in no wise perceive: For this peopleís heart is waxed gross, their ears are dull of hearing, their eyes they have closed; least  they should perceive with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, should turn again, I should heal them. Matthew 13:10-15

 

Now! Until then, you will not understand the Bible, the Sacred Word of Almighty Yahweh! That's one of the major reasons there are so many religious groups, organizations, individuals today! They just cannot agree on anything concerning the will of Yahweh, or so it seems!

 

The Bible will be a mystery, a riddle, a parable to you without the Holy Spirit of Almighty Yahweh!

 


 

Stay Tuned! This ends Part four! I do not know if I will continue this series or not!  It seems the understanding concerning this subject is so diminished among the peoples of this earth and this era!

There is a need to direct you to the change in the Priesthood.  The Levitical Priesthood existed until John the Baptizer.  The Melchizedek Priesthood was implemented with Yahshua the Messiah!  See Series on this here:

 


 

 

Yours in Messiah, Hawke

 

 

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