Daniel & Testimony

                                  The Day of the Law; the Day deliberately forgotten at Sinai

30 IUN 2022 (1 IV)    | RO

Indeed, the Day on which One-who-Is pronounced – amidst thunder and lightning, with the sound of a trumpet and with earthquake – the Law on Mount Sinai, before the chosen people, that memorable Day has been forgotten in history. The One-who-Is did not intentionally command the commemoration of that magnificent Day by any celebration at the Temple... why? The answer is that the One-who-Is saved the commemoration of that Day for a special time at the end of history, or special for the time of the end... why?

But before I begin to speak of that event – the Day of the Law – which took place in the third month after the exit from Egypt, and before I begin by pointing out the relation of that great event of the past to the vision which the angel Gabriel was sent from heaven to explain (Dan 9:24-27) to Daniel, pointing out that this vision has in view distant times or the time of the end, I must make a few clarifications:

a) this vision has in view the chosen people situated on the firmament of history at the end of the age, according to the intention of the One-who-Is that this vision be understood at the time of the end;

b) all attempts to interpret (understand) this vision until the time of the end are a failure... why? Because this vision was sealed until the time of the end; because this vision was left specifically to be deciphered by a prophet whom the One-who-Is has promised to send „before the day of the One-who-Is, that great and dreadful day”. This is why everyone has failed to interpret this vision... all the rabbis, all the priests and teachers, all the traducers... all of them! Only the Spirit-of-prophecy can bring light to the understanding of this prophecy. This vision has nothing to do with any „Christian” interpretation, for it has always been in the mind of the One-who-Is that this vision should bring to mind the final deliverance of the chosen people, their bringing home from every corner of the earth; this vision has to do with the coming of the promised deliverer, the deliverer promised in all the prophecies about the messiah: „the servant of the One-who-Is”, „the branch (rod)”, „the son of David”, „the ruler”... the „Christians” have forced the interpretation of the „messianic” prophecies, they have put capital letters for the „servant” of the One-who-Is, and they have forced an interpretation of this vision that takes Yeshua Hamashiach into account; they, on the principle that a day in prophecy sometimes represents a calendar year, started from the giving of the decree of Artaxerxes (457 BC), adding 69 weeks (483 years), reaching the last week, the one divided in two, bringing to mind that in AD 27 Yeshua Hamashiach began his ministry, that halfway through the week (AD 31) he was crucified and resurrected, and 3.5 years later, through Paul’s mission, they say, the One-who-Is turned His attention exclusively to the Gentiles while the chosen people were cast off forever. .. which is grossly untrue;

c) this vision is rather an extension of what is meant by „that day”, a day of vengeance or a year of redemption for the chosen people... this prophecy is in harmony with all eschatological prophecies which emphasize the latter-day prophesying of the holy and chosen people as a culmination of the eternal desire of the One-who-Is to manifest Himself gloriously through His chosen people. The whole book of Daniel is built on this structure of the stone that strikes as a vengeance of the One-who-Is in all the kingdoms that have oppressed His people, beginning with Babylon and ending with Rome, a Rome present today in a political-religious system, a system that has manipulated throughout the ages the Scriptures and has been in a continuous struggle with the pure truth and the chosen people. This vision speaks of the last 490 days of present history, this vision speaks of about 490 days of the blessing of the One-who-Is upon His people as an outpouring of love, of expectation, of a desire to embrace His prodigal son, but a son welcomed home with all love. „They will be Mine – says the One-who-Is – they will be a special treasure to Me on the day I prepare; I will have mercy on them as a man has mercy on his son who serves him. And then you will see again the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who does not serve Him.” „For I am the One-who-Is, I do not change; therefore, you children of Jacob have not been destroyed.”

19 Sivan – the Day of the Law – a day hidden at the foot of the Mount Sinai

We have no problem identifying the day when the chosen people came out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. And the ease of identifying that day lies not in the brightness of the moon in the sky, but in the fact that the One-who-Is took care to ensure that that day would remain in the memory of all generations to come, establishing a feast for this purpose, a kind of pillar of remembrance on the foreheads and hands of His children delivered from bondage; it is the essence of the Passover feast, when the lamb was slaughtered and eaten in haste on the night of the day when the holy people left bondage.

It is not so easy for us to identify exactly the Day when the One-who-Is manifested Himself in all His glory on Mount Sinai, amid thunder and lightning, with the angel’s trumpet and the earthquake. Why has the One-who-Is neglected to keep in memory the Day when He made Himself known as the One-who-Is the only God, the One who brought His son Israel out of the land of Egypt? We have no reason to believe that that Day was not an important day; on the contrary, there is no Day in the history of the chosen people more important than the Day on which God pronounced His covenant with His people, saying: „I-Am the One-who-Is your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you here to Me. Now if you will obey My voice and keep My covenant, you shall be mine among all peoples, for all the earth is Mine; you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.”

The One-who-Is has deliberately omitted to keep in memory this very special Day: the Day of the Covenant. The One-who-Is has preserved for His end-time elect the celebration of this Day, because of all the generations throughout all time since Abraham, this generation was to be – in His plan – the most special. Why? Because it is the end-time generation and the generation of the redeemer. In fact, this generation is the generation that the One-who-Is had in mind from the beginning, from the day He chose Abraham, it is the generation that will fulfill all of God’s original purpose; it is the generation of the truly firstborn – sons and daughters – chosen and formed especially for His glory, a generation of kings and queens; after all, this is one of the important themes of the message from Heaven through Daniel: „But the saints of the Most High shall receive the Kingdom and rule the Kingdom forever and ever, from everlasting to everlasting.” Thus, it will be shown that this Day of the Covenant is both connected with the coming of the deliverer and with the putting of Israel back in its proper place: the firstborn among all the nations of the earth.

There is speculation about the place of this Day in the calendar. People, more or less special, have placed this Day according to their reckoning in the calendar. Moses did not place it where some people say, and on this subject „oral tradition” has nothing to do with the Spirit-of-prophecy. Not Moses, nor any other prophet, has so far marked the place of this Day in the calendar, to be clear! On the other hand, the Scriptures are elephant clear on this subject... you just have to see it through the eyes of the One-who-Is!

In connection with this Day, the Scriptures say through Moses that the moment of the glorious manifestation on Mount Sinai of the One-who-Is took place in the third month after the exit from Egypt. Most translators (teachers) forcibly place the time of the arrival of the chosen people at Mount Sinai on the first day of the third month, although the message conveyed through Moses was different, and the intention of the One-who-Is was marked by the words „on that day” („yom” + „zeh”; Exo 19:1)... the Revelator’s intention was to communicate that exactly three months after leaving Egypt, exactly on the fourteenth day of the third month, the people of Israel reached Mount Sinai... further, Moses relates that on three occasions he went up the Mount (Exo 19:3; 19:9; 19:10) to the One-who-Is, these three occasions being reflected in three consecutive days: the 15th of the third month, the 16th of the third month, and the 17th of the third month. On this seventeenth day, the One-who-Is addressed to Moses and commanded to the chosen people as follows (Exodus 19:10-11): „Go to the people, sanctify them today and tomorrow, and have them wash their clothes. Let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day [19th of the third month] the One-who-Is will come down before all the people on Mount Sinai.” Coincidentally or not, that Day (19 Sivan) was a Sabbath day, a day in which from the first hour the people of Israel were at the foot of the Mount, a day in which no manna fell, for on that Day the One who came down from Heaven was the One-who-Is the Bread-of-life.

It is noteworthy that two months after leaving Egypt, on the fifteenth day of the second month, not the first day, the chosen people met for the first time with manna, the food from heaven, and from that mid of month and full moon, the people of Israel learned to keep the Sabbath. For that time, the people who had come out of bondage (without sophisticated knowledge of astronomy) found it much easier to keep count of the new moons by referring to the full moon, from which full moon they counted fifteen days to determine the next month; the One-who-Is thus lowering Himself to the level of His little ones’ comprehension. On the other hand, by choosing the fifteenth day as the moment of the beginning of the experience of making Himself known to His people through the miracle of the manna, the One-who-Is wanted to give us a model so that we would not be confused about the day on which the chosen people arrived at Mount Sinai. Let us not forget that the One who determined the speed of His people’s advance to Mount Sinai was the One-who-Is, because the people moved in the rhythm and steps of the pillar of fire by night and the pillar of cloud by day... in other words, the One-who-Is led His people in such a way that they would receive the Law and the covenant on a Sabbath day, on the nineteenth day of the third month (19 Sivan), the most special and important Day for the chosen people, the Day of the Law and the covenant!... a covenant broken and lost a few days later... regrettably, exactly 49 days later, on 9 Av.

On the next day – after the Day of the Law –, on the evening of the day that was beginning, the 20th of Sivan, Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu went up with Moses to the One-who-Is, and were joined by seventy elders of Israel to worship the One-who-Is from afar. On that occasion, Moses went down to the people and spoke all the words of the covenant, to which the people responded with an oath: „We will do all that the One-who-is has said”... then early in the morning Moses built an altar at the foot of the Mount and „set up twelve stones for the twelve tribes of Israel.” And the firstborn of each tribe of Israel brought burnt-offerings and peace offerings to the One-who-Is, and the altar was sprinkled with the blood of the bulls, and the words of the covenant were read before all the people, and all the people swore, „We will do and obey all that the Lord has said,” and Moses sealed the covenant – sprinkling the blood of the sacrifice on the people – with the words: „This is the blood of the covenant which the Lord has made with you by all these words.”

On the 21st day of Sivan Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the seventy elders, went up again to the Mount, they saw the Lord, eating and drinking before him. The next day, 22 Sivan, the One-who-Is called Moses to Him to give him the two tablets of stone with the Law of the covenant, and „the commandments written for their teaching.” Moses went up the Mount with Joshua, the cloud covered the Mount, and Moses waited six days. On the seventh day, the 28th of Sivan, the One-who-Is called Moses to Him. „Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up on the Mount. Moses remained on the Mount for forty days and forty nights.”... 28 Sivan + 40 days = 9 Av.

When the „forty days and forty nights” ended, it was the morning of the 9th of Av, a Sabbath day. Moses and Joshua came down from the Mount of the One-who-Is with the tablets of the covenant, and with the commandments (Exo 25:1 >> 31:17) written on the papyrus by the One-who-Is, commandments which stipulated all the sacramental elements by which the One-who-Is intended to teach His people the principles underlying true worship and implicitly the principles of salvation: the laws and requirements concerning the ceremonies of the Tabernacle. Coming down from the Mount, the two messengers of the One-who-Is heard a great noise among the people at the foot of the Mount. Not the song of victory and of the covenant was heard, on the contrary, there was dancing and rejoicing in an unprecedented drift into idolatry; the people in the meantime had made for themselves a golden calf before which they laid in dance and rejoicing all their gratitude for their deliverance from Egypt... it was an apparent deliverance, because Egypt – and its idols – was still within them. What an evil day, and what a Sabbath?! The day that should have been a sealing of blessing and covenant – expressed in the harshness of the tablets on which the Law was written – was instead one of the darkest days in all the history of the chosen people, a day in which Moses’ breaking of the tablets of the Law also portrayed a suspension of some of the covenant clauses of the One-who-Is. The original intention of the One-who-Is that from the firstborn of the twelve tribes a special sowing of priests should be made, has been for ages – until now – suspended. For the first time in the history of the chosen people the 9th of Av was a day of bitterness, especially in the heart of the One-who-Is.

The One-who-Is on that very day of the 9th of Av apparently implied that He wanted to destroy all the people; in reality He relied on the mercy of Moses and in a certain sense the One-who-Is begged Moses’ intercession for His people. Although at first glance one might think that the One-who-Is might have abandoned Himself by refusing to go on to lead His people, in reality He led His people on to the Promised Land.

The catastrophic incident of the fall into idolatry at the foot of Mount Sinai is not the only occasion when the chosen people encountered the manifestation of the disappointment of the One-who-Is on the day of the 9th of Av... oh no! This people has encountered this day twice more later. One would say it is a cursed day, but it has nothing to do with its place in the calendar. It was not the day that was cursed, but the wanderings of this people after foreign gods... but, most likely, the One-who-Is has chosen this day, the 9th of Av, repeatedly to express His disapproval of the wanderings of His chosen people in ways foreign to the truth.

After the chosen people arrived in the Promised Land, after they had set up a king and later built a Temple, where all the ceremonies of the Tabernacle were set in motion, after the death of David and Solomon, the chosen people drifted unchecked back into idolatry. In fact, Israel’s entire history from the time of their settlement in the Promised Land was a continual dance between true worship and idol worship of the surrounding peoples, as if the one true God was never enough for this hungry and continually thirsty people after idols. All the actions of the One-who-Is to bring His people to the way of truth, actions carried out through His sent prophets, have been to no avail; the people have behaved for most of their history like chickens which, instead of seeking the protection of their brood, have always fled into the mouth of the serpent. Of course, these actions of the people have always been encouraged by the „leaders” of the people at the time: idolatrous kings, false prophets and teachers of the Scriptures whose interest was not truth or true worship... so the chosen people found themselves with a new manifestation of the disapproval of the One-who-Is, similar to the one on the 9th of Av when they were at the foot of Mount Sinai, but this time the Temple itself, on the 9th of Av, was destroyed by Babylon which was to take the chosen people into captivity for seventy years... once again the One-who-Is suspended His covenant, lifting up His protective wings, and leaving His people in the curse of visible and less visible sorcerers, whose worship they had borrowed... but at what cost!

Returning from the captivity of seventy years, back from Babylon, the people of the One-who-Is, with difficulty built the second Temple, a Temple that reflected little of the brilliance of the Temple built by Solomon; it was a picture of the state of affairs between the chosen people and the God who brought them out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. The diluted brilliance of the Second Temple also pointed to a covenant stripped of all the brilliance of the original intentions of the One-who-Is. We would be naïve to think that the people who came out of Babylonian captivity did not come with tattoos in their hearts of false worship from the place where they had lain for seventy years. Although since that time – of returning home – the people have been very careful not to slip into idolatry, they have slipped into something else, just as bad, if not worse than before... because idols can take many forms, idols can also take the form of words or teachings totally opposed to the truth of the Scriptures.

The people built synagogues, schools where they learned about the One-who-Is and worship. They began to defend teachings issued by „special” men („teachers” of renown); they translated the Scriptures into Greek... but the teachings were a mixture of pure truth that came through Moses and the prophets, but also added teachings crocheted in Babylon, some with Ishmaelite and Babylonian colors, and others, later, with Hellenistic and Roman colors.

If I were to ask the teachers of the chosen people today what is the reason why the One-who-Is once again showed His disapproval of His people in AD 70, by the destruction of the Second Temple by Rome on the very 9th of Av, no one(!) could identify the reason: idolatry! Why is it hard to identify it? Because at that time Israel’s idolatry was in a different form than that present at the destruction of the first Temple... and worse, this form of idolatry is still present today!

If the chosen people, during their captivity in Babylon, had an identification of sin – idolatry! – and had a basis for repentance – „because of our sins and because of the iniquities of our fathers Jerusalem and Your people are a reproach to all those around us” –, on the occasion of the destruction of the second Temple, the chosen people could not identify their sin, did not know what guilt to confess, which is why the mercy of the One-who-Is was not manifested for seventy years, but for ages or centuries... the proof: the redeemer has not come; Israel is still scattered among the Gentiles; today there is no Temple, not even the Tabernacle... that is, the messianic prophecies are still unfulfilled.

The question legitimately arises: how do we know that the blame – as always – lies with the spiritual leaders (or not) of the holy people? How do we know that there is anything rotten, idolatrous, deadly, or unclean in the teachings of the spiritual leaders of the chosen people? First of all, for thousands of years they have not been able to identify the connection between the 19 Sivan with the 9 Av... nor the correlation of these dates with the coming of the deliverer... then, more importantly, the Scriptures prophetically say that at the coming of the redeemer, the One-who-Is has a life and death issue with the spiritual leaders of His people, which is why He says – promise! – that He will set over His people one shepherd and one king, the son of David, His servant, His branch (rod)... the promised deliverer at the end of history!

I quote some prophecies:

„For thus speaks the God, the One-who-Is: Behold, I Myself will care for My sheep and will search them out! As a shepherd searches his flock when he is among his scattered sheep, so will I search My sheep and gather them from all the places where they have been scattered in the day of clouds and darkness [for the Gentiles]. And I will bring them out from among the peoples, and gather them out of the countries, and bring them back to their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, and along the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the land. [...] And you, My sheep... thus says the One-who-Is God: Behold, I will judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats: is it too little for you to graze in the good pasture, that ye tread down the other side of your pasture? That you drink the one clear water, that you also trouble the other with your feet? And My sheep must then graze what you have trodden with your feet, and drink what you have troubled with your feet! [...] And I will set one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even My servant David; and he shall feed them, and be their shepherd. I, the One-who-Is, I will be their God, and My servant David will be their ruler. I, the One-who-Is, I have spoken! I will make a covenant of peace with them [...] They shall no more be a spoil among the nations, neither shall the beasts of the land eat them, but they shall dwell in peace, and none shall trouble them. I will plant them a seedling whose fame shall be gone; they shall no more be devoured by famine in the land, nor bear the reproach of the nations.” Ezek 31:11-31

„And tell them: Thus says the One-who-Is God: Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the nations to whom they have gone, and will gather them from all sides, and bring them back to their own land. And I will make of them one nation in the land, in the mountains of Israel; and they shall all have one king, and there shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms. Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, with their abominations, and with all their transgressions. I will bring them out of all their transgressions, and I will cleanse them; they shall be My people, and I will be their God. My servant David shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd. They will follow my commandments, keep my laws, and do them. They shall dwell again in the land which I gave to my servant Jacob, and which your fathers also dwelt in. Yes, they and their children and their children’s children shall dwell in it forever, and My servant David shall be their prince forever. And I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will plant them, and multiply them, and put My Holy Place among them forever. My dwelling place will be among them; I will be their God and they will be My people. And the nations will know that I-Am the One-who-Is, who sanctifies Israel, when My Holy Place is in their midst forever.” Ezek 37:21-28

„Take heed, O Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock! Show Thyself in Thy brightness, Thou who sitting upon cherubim! Awaken Thy power before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, and come to our help! Lift us up, O God, make Your face to shine, and we shall be delivered! God of hosts, turn again! Look down from heaven and see! Search this vine! Protect that which Thy right hand hath sown and Thy chosen son! [...] Let Thy hand be upon the man of Thy right hand, upon the son of the man whom Thou hast chosen. And then we shall not depart from Thee. Make us strong again, and we will call upon Your Name! O, the One-who-Are, God of hosts, raise us up again! Make Thy face to shine, and we shall be delivered!” Ps 80:1-3,14-19

„And I Myself will gather the remnant of My sheep out of all the countries where I have driven them; I will bring them back to their pasture, and they shall grow and multiply. [...] „Behold, the days are coming – says the One-who-Is – when I will raise up to David a righteous branch [rod]. He shall reign, he shall work with wisdom, and he shall execute justice and judgment in the land. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall have peace in his dwelling place; and this is the name they shall give to the One-who-Is: Our righteousness! Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the One-who-Is, when it shall no longer be said: The living is the One-who-Is, who brought forth the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt... But it shall be said: The living the One-who-Is, who brought forth and brought back the seed of the house of Israel out of the land of the north, and out of all the countries in which they were scattered... And they shall dwell in their own land.” Jer 23:3-8

„I’ll gather you up entirely, Jacob! I will gather the remnant of Israel, I will gather them like sheep in a fold, like a flock [and a shepherd] in its pasture, so that there shall be a great tumult of people. He who makes a breach [against ‘Babylon’] shall go up before them; they shall make a breach, and go through the gate, and come out through it; their king shall go before them, and the One-who-Is shall be at their head.” Mic 2:12-13

„Come, and I will tell you what this people will do to your people in the times to come [the end times; in that day]. I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star rises out of Jacob, a rod of leadership rises out of Israel. He pierces the sides of Moab and destroys all the children of Seth. He makes himself ruler over Edom, he makes himself ruler over Seir, his enemies. Israel does great works. He who is born of Jacob reigns as ruler and loses those who escape from the cities. Alas! Who [of the wicked] will be able to live when God does this?” Num 24:14,17-19,23

„Behold, I will send My servant; he shall prepare the way before Me. And suddenly the prince whom you seek will come in his place; the covenant servant, whom you desire, behold, he is coming – says the One-who-Is. But who will be able to face the day of his coming? Who will be left standing when he appears?” Mal 3:1-2

„Behold, I will bring My servant, the branch. For behold, only to this stone [the Law] which I have set before Joshua [priest, being the firstborn; typology for Zadok, the branch] are seven eyes [the Spirit-of-prophecy] turned; behold, I Myself will engrave [I have engraved] what must be engraved on it – says the One-who-is – and in one day I will remove the iniquity of this land. In that day – says the One-who-Is – you will invite one another under the vine and under the fig tree.” Zec 3:8-10

Dan 9:20-23 [A66] Dan 9:24 [A67] Dan 9:25 [A68] Dan 9:26-27 [A69]
While I was still speaking, praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and making my supplication before the One-who-Is my God for the holy mountain of my God, while I was still speaking in my prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen before in a vision, flew swiftly, and touched me at the time of the evening sacrifice. He taught me, talked with me, and said to me: „Daniele, I have come now to enlighten your mind. When thou began to pray, the word went forth, and I am come to proclaim it unto thee; for thou art beloved and precious. Take heed to this word, and understand the vision. Seventy weeks have been appointed [at the end] for your people and for your holy City, for the cessation of transgressions, for the atonement of sins, for the atonement of iniquity, for the bringing in of everlasting righteousness, for the validation of vision and prophecy, for the anointing of the most holy [priests and the Place for holy ceremonies]. Know and understand that from the Day of the Law [the day of the word of the covenant] concerning the birth [washing, cleansing, renewing] of Jerusalem, for the enthronement of the anointed and the ruler, seven weeks will pass [will be allotted];

then for sixty-two weeks the [holy] place shall be enlarged for the harvest [Ω]... in times of trouble [in the affliction of the Gentiles].
At the end – after these sixty-nine weeks – the anointed will be removed [dethroned; 3.5 days].
[F46] [F103] [F106] [F52] [F61]
The people of a coming lord will destroy the City and the [new] Holy Place, but his end will be as by a flood [Ω]; it is established that war will last to the end [Ω] and with it the desolations.

He will make a covenant with many for a week, in the middle of the week he will make an end to continual sacrifice and offering... yea, in the Holy Place shall settle the abomination of the desolator, until there shall be poured upon him the end that is determined [Ω]. [B50]
(α) 18 IUN ʼ22 (19 Sivan) 6 AUG ʼ22 (9 Av) | (α) + 49 D (Ω) 21 OCT ʼ23 | (α) + 490 D
(α) Seventy weeks (SEVEN TIMES) of blessing upon the holy and beloved City (Ω)

„Yea, there shall come a deliverer for Zion, for those of Jacob who turn from their sins – says the One-who-Is – and this is my covenant with him – says the Lord: My Spirit, which rests upon you, and My words, which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth [1], nor out of the mouth of your children [2], nor out of the mouth of your children’s children [3], from this time forth and for all eternity – says the One-who-Is.” Isa 59:20-21

The words of the prophecy transmitted through Isaiah can have no interpretation for „Christians”, it is impossible to put the fulfillment of this prophecy in the right of Yeshua Hamashiach, because they speak about a blessing of at least three generations... as if the One-who-Is promises to Abraham that His Spirit will not depart from him, nor from Isaac, nor from Jacob... and this is impossible to promise to Yeshua Hamashiach. These words spoken through Isaiah reinforce the promise that the One-who-Is made to David, a promise that says the following:

„And I declare to you that the One-who-Is will build you a house. When your days are fulfilled, and when you go to your fathers, I will raise up your seed after you, even one of your sons [a heir from you], and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build Me a House, and I will strengthen his throne eternally. I will be his father, and he shall be My son; and I will not turn away My goodness from him [...] I will set him in My House everlasting, and in My kingdom his throne shall be established for all eternity.” „When your days are fulfilled and you are laid down with your fathers [after your death], I will raise up an heir after you, who shall come forth from your [„dead”] body, and I will strengthen his kingdom. He shall build a House for My Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom eternally. I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he does evil, I will punish him with a man’s scourge and with man’s stripes [Ps 23]; but My grace will not depart from him [...] But your house and your kingdom will endure endlessly before Me [Ps 72; 18; 45; 50; 52; 61; 80; 89; 110; 126; 2], and your [David’s] throne will be established eternally [in your branch].” 1 Chr 17:10-14; 2 Sam 7:12-16

All messianic prophecies speaks of a common man, declared righteous just as all righteous men (Abel, Enoch, Noah, Job, Abraham, David, Daniel, etc.) were declared righteous by the One-who-Is. When the Scriptures speak about the servant of the One-who-Is, they also capture his helplessness (Ps 61:1-8), and his shortcomings (Ps 23), and his fear (Isa 41; 44), and his going through trials (Ps 18; Isa 43)... but the Scriptures go further, they even speak about his blindness and deafness (Isa 42) in hearing and understanding at an important moment the intentions and plan of the One-who-Is... the servant of the One-who-Is is presented as a common man, but made for the glory of the One-who-Is an instrument (Isa 41; 28; 61; 65; 4; 11; 40; 41; 42; 49; Jer 23; 31) for the fulfilment of the plan of the One-who-Is with His people situated in the chronology of time at the end of history (Isa 61; 65; 4; 11; 12; 60; 35; Mic 4; Mal 3) of sin on earth (Lev 16: 26-28; Gen 3:15; Isa 48:14; Mic 2:13; Num 24:5-9; Mic 5:4-9,15; Hab 3:2-19; Hag 2:21-23).

The Law (covenant) and the servant of the One-who-Is; a hidden servant until the end of history

Before discussing the relationship between David’s branch and the Law (covenant) – or the moment of the Day of the Law – it is absolutely necessary to clarify a few elements concerning the historical context of the coming of the branch: a) the location of the holy people, b) the state of the chosen people in relation to the One-who-Is at the time of the deliverer’s coming, and c) the relationship of these realities to the branch.

a) The prophecy says that the chosen people, at the time of the coming of the promised one, are both in Babylon [F49] [F54] [F64] [F66] [F82] [F108] [F112] [F113] and scattered throughout the whole earth [F83] [F85] [F87] [F88] [F108] [C6] [C17]... about Babylon, today we apparently have a problem, since a kingdom of Babylon no longer exists; it is only an apparent problem because according to the message of the One-who-Is through Daniel – the golden image the kingdoms struck by stone [A6] [A7] [A15] [B55] [D295] [F55] [F110] [F112] – we understand that Babylon was like a poison that affected all the kingdoms that were built on its foundation; in other words, Medo-Persia was also Babylon, Greece was also Babylon, Rome is also Babylon. The Roman Empire never died out even though all its emperors died. From Rome the „Christianity” was born as the religion of the empire, and through this religion of the empire the poison of Babylon spread over the whole earth, a universal religion that twisted the Scriptures. Thus it is that the Lord, speaking about His people at the end of history, places them not only in Babylon („Rome”), but also throughout the whole earth... there is one more point to be made, and that is: who is the chosen people? Is it from Jacob only the one declared by man to be a Jew, or in this matter too we can expect surprises? To cut a long story short, I will say for now that there is today both a „visible” Israel (a few tribes) and an „invisible” Israel (the twelve tribes) which at present only the One-who-Is known him... an Israel hidden and scattered over the whole earth!

b) Although the spiritual leaders of Jerusalem and of the Jewish communities throughout the whole earth are making considerable efforts to prepare the way for the coming of the deliverer, yet it is clear from the prophecy that the state of the chosen people is paradoxically deplorable from the point of view of the One-who-Is. „The truth is made invisible, and he who turns away from evil is robbed. The One-who-Is sees, with angry eyes, that there is no more righteousness.” „And yet this people is a plundered and robbed people! They all lie chained in caves and sunk in dungeons. They are left to prey, and no one escapes them! Plundered, and no one says: Give back!” „Bring out the blind people, who yet have eyes, and the deaf, who yet have ears. Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the peoples be gathered together.” „Who has proclaimed this thing from the beginning that we should know it, and long before that we should say, ‘He is right’? No one has proclaimed it, no one has prophesied it, and no one has heard your words [...] For I look, and there is no one, no one among them, who prophesies and who can answer, if I ask him.” „Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the peoples be gathered! Who among them proclaimed these things? Which of them made us the first prophets? Let them bring their witnesses and prove their righteousness, that they may hear the people and say: Truly!” „Woe to the haughty crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, to the withered flower, which is the brightness of his ornament, on the brow of the meek valley of the drunkards! [...] The proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trampled under foot. [...] Well! By men of stammering lips and strange speech shall He speak to this people, the One-who-Is.” (Isa 59:15-16; 42:22; 43:8-9; 41:26,28; 43:9; 28:1,3,11)

c) If we were to try to identify the place from which the deliverer will come we would run into some problems, because there is an apparent contradiction between the prophecies. If we remove the prophecy which apparently says that he will come from Bethlehem, a prophecy which can be interpreted as David’s place of origin, David from whom the branch was to come in ages to come, but not the birthplace of the promised one, we will see why. Why? Because there are many more prophecies that say otherwise about the birthplace of the deliverer: „a far country” (Isa 46:11), „the ends of the earth” (Isa 41:9), „from the north” (Isa 41:25), „from the east” (Isa 41:2), from „the land by the sea, the land beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles” (Isa 9:1)... How can we identify the birthplace of the redeemer with so many seemingly contradictory dates? In prophecy Babylon and the land beyond the north is the same location, in other words the deliverer is born in „Rome”, which as we have seen stretched to all the ends of the earth, the ends from which all the redeemed will come... yet what about the „east” and the land near the sea (beyond the north), „Galilee of the Gentiles”, „the land beyond Jordan”? Beyond the Jordan and the Sea of the North, at the east of Rome (EU), today there are two countries: Bulgaria and Romania, but of these only one has deep roots in Rome (or Babylon): Romania, the only country of these with a Roman language, a country with descendants of Rome... but also a country with a large Jewish community around 1944... a Transylvania with concentration camps and martyrs among the Jewish population... this is how the prophecy identifies the birthplace of the deliverer:

„Yet darkness shall not reign forever in the land where there is now tribulation. As in former times it covered with reproach the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, in the end times it will cover with glory the land by the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, the Galilee of the Gentiles. The people who walked in darkness see a great light; on those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death (Ps 23) a light rises. You multiply the people, you give them great joy; and they rejoice before you as they rejoice in the harvest, as they rejoice in the distribution of the spoils. For the yoke that was upon him, the rod that smote his back, the rod that oppressed him, thou hast broken (Ps 23), as in the day of Midian. For every shoe worn in the midst of battle, and every garment of war rolled in blood, shall be cast into the flames, to be burned with fire. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and his reign shall be upon the shoulder of the One-who-Is, whom they shall call Him Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of the ages, Lord of peace. He [the One -who-Is] will make his [the son’s] kingdom increase, and endless peace will he give to David’s throne and to his kingdom, and will strengthen and uphold it by judgment and righteousness, from this time forth and for ever and ever. This is what the covetousness of the One-who-Is will do.” Isa 9:1-7

When the One-who-Is speaks in prophecy about the deliverer being both blind and deaf, the One-who-Is makes a statement that puts this man in a unique position, calling him „the friend of God”, a statement that sends us elsewhere where the „friend of God” is called the seed of Abraham, a statement which makes or declares him heir of the covenant, that covenant which on the occasion of the backsliding of the chosen people into idolatry at Mount Sinai was suspended in certain of its clauses, especially in the intention of the Deliverer from bondage to make for Himself from the firstborns a kingdom of priests or a special priesthood of the type of Zadok - the righteous one.

„Hear, ye deaf; look and see, ye blind! Who is blind, but My servant, and deaf as My servant whom I send? Who is blind as the friend of God, and blind as the servant of the One-who-Is? You have seen many things but have not considered them; you have opened your ears, but have not heard.” „But you, O Israel, My servant, O Jacob, whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham, My friend, you whom I have taken from the ends of the earth and called from a far country, to whom I have said: ‘You are My servant, I choose you and will not cast you off’ [„and I will not take My goodness away from him”], do not fear, for I am with you; do not look with worry, for I am your God; I strengthen you, I also come to your help. I uphold you with My overcoming right hand.” Isa 42:18-20; 41:8-10

This is the context in which He-who-Is introduces the chosen deliverer not only as a covenant servant, but also as the reason for putting the Sinai covenant back into relationship with His people in all its clauses, even on a much more complete and higher level than in the former times, because if in the ancient times the covenant was sealed on tablets of stone, this new covenant was to be sealed in the heart by the Spirit of He-who-Is. Thus it is that the new covenant between the One-who-Is and the chosen people is closely related to the deliverer or the prophet whose type is Moses. What idolatry prevented from being accomplished with that first generation of the covenant, was to be accomplished at the end by a special generation of people with the Law of God written in their hearts and blessed with the presence of the Spirit of the One-who-Is in them... It is a covenant that not only puts the holy people in a new relationship with their God, but also puts the whole people in a new position: a whole generation counted firstborn, this time not in Abraham, but in the friend of God. Thus it is that the One-who-Is promises to the redeemer that He will bless his whole seed – called Zadok – with an abundant outpouring of His Spirit upon all, a promise whose words sound as follows:

„Thus says the One-who-Is, who made you, and who from your birth has been your support: Fear nothing, My servant Jacob, My chosen Israel. For I will pour out waters upon the thirsty land, and rivers upon the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit upon your seed, and My blessing upon your branches, and they shall spring up as grass among the waters, as willows among streams of water. One shall say, ‘I am of the One-who-Is,’ another shall be called by the name of Jacob, and another shall write with his hand, ‘I am of the One-who-Is,’ and shall be honored by the name of Israel.” Isa 44:2-5

„Thus saith the One-who-Is further: In the time of mercy I will hear you, and I will help you; I will keep you, and set you to make a covenant with the people, to raise up the land, and to distribute the desolate inheritances; to say to the captives of wars, ‘Come out,’ and to those who are in darkness, ‘Show yourselves;’ they shall feed in the highways, and find pasture on all the coasts. They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor the sun smite them, for He who has mercy on them will guide them and bring them to the springs of water. I will make all My mountains into highways, and my highways shall be well made... Behold, they come from afar, some from the north and some from the west, and some from the land of Sinim (south)... Rejoice, you heavens! Rejoice, O earth! Shout for joy, ye mountains! For the One-who-Is comforts His people and has mercy on His afflicted. Zion said, „The One-who-Is has forsaken me, and the One-who-Is has forgotten me”... Can a woman forget the child she suckles and have no pity on the fruit of her womb? But even if she forgets it, yet I will by no means forget you. Behold, I have hewn thee out by My hands, and thy walls are ever before My eyes! Thy sons are running, but they that have broken thee down and made thee desolate shall come out from the midst of thee. Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold, they are all gathering themselves together, they are coming to thee. As I live, says He-who-is, you shall clothe yourself with them all as with an ornament, and gird yourself with them as a bride. For your waste and desolate places, your destroyed land, shall be strait for your inhabitants, and those who would eat you shall depart. These sons of whom thou hast been deprived shall ever say in thine ears, ‘The place is too strait for me; make room for me, that I may sit;’ and thou shalt say in thine heart, ‘Who hath begotten me? For I was childless and barren; I was a bondwoman, a cast out. Who brought them up? I was left alone. Where were they?’... Therefore, thus says the One-who-Is God: Behold, I will wave My hand to the nations and raise My banner to the peoples; they shall bring back your sons into their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders. Their kings shall feed you, and their queens shall nurse you. They will bow down before you and lick the dust from your feet, so that you may know that I-Am the One-who-Is, and those who trust in Me will not be put to shame.” Isa 49:8-23

Returning to the blind and deaf servant, the prophecy places him in close connection with the Law, with 19 Sivan, but also with the state of the people at the time when in the plan of the One-who-Is the time of mercy, the time of atonement, the time of restoration, but also the time of vengeance has arrived. After the One-who-Is asked Himself, and asked the whole earth who is like His servant, the prophecy introduces the time of the Law and the desire of the One-who-Is to glorify and exalt again the Law and the covenant with the words, „It is the delight of the One-who-Is, for His righteous one [His Zadok], to exalt His Law [the covenant] and to glorify it [ebr. verb ‘adar’].” Isa 42:21

While the verb „adar” leads us to the journey of the chosen people through the Red Sea, a journey of liberation from the bondage of Egypt on the one hand, but also a journey of victory over the sorcerers who in their madness pursued the chosen people to the middle of the sea where they perished; while the song of Moses is brought to our attention, the only place where the verb „adar” is still found, in antithesis the One-who-Is presents Israel on the threshold of a miracle far greater than that of the exit from Egypt; today’s people is portrayed as follows: „And yet this people is a plundered and looted people! They all lie chained in caves and sunk in dungeons [guarded and „comforted” by spiritual leaders]. They are left to prey, and no one escapes them! Robbed, and no one says: „Give back!” But who among you turns a deaf ear to these things? Who will heed them and listen in the end?... Who hath given Jacob into the hands of robbers, and Israel into the hands of spoilers? Is it not the One-who-Is, against whom the sin was committed? They would not walk in His [covenant] ways, nor obey His law. Therefore, He poured out on Israel the veil of His wrath [three times 9 Av] and the horrors of war: war kindled it on all sides, and they did not understand; it burned them up [9 Av] and they did not take heed.” Isa 42:22-25

„He sees that there is no man and is surprised that no one mediates [intercedes]. Then His arm comes to His aid and His righteous one [His Zadok] supports Him [through intercession]. He puts on righteousness as a breastplate, He puts on His helmet of salvation, He takes vengeance as a garment, and He covers Himself with jealousy as with a cloak. He will repay every man according to his acts, He will render to His adversaries His wrath, He will repay His enemies, and give to the enemies their due reward. Then shall they fear the Name of the One-who-Is in the west, and His glory shall they fear in the east… for he will be lifted up by the Spirit of the One-who-Is like a tsunami that will swallow up the enemy [Isa 28:18-19; Exo 15:4-6,11].” Isa 59:16-19

You may be asking yourself: „How is it that in spite of all the prayers at the Wailing Wall and in all the synagogues, when Israel is full of religious people, yet before the One-who-Is there is no one?... or does the One-who-Is no longer see well?” The answer doesn’t lie in what people do... because in relation with God not once in ancient times it has been shown that the One-who-is cannot see worship (and spiritual ceremonies) together with sin. I said in the beginning that Israel is guilty of a sin that never was confessed, a sin for which Israel never asked for forgiveness or atonement. That is the reason why despite all the „efforts” of spiritual leaders, the One-who-Is sees nothing... After all, Isaiah even said: „No, the hand of the One-who-Is is not too short to save, nor His ear too loud to hear, but your iniquities put a wall between you and your God; your sins hide His face from you and prevent Him from hearing you! For your hands are stained with blood... and your fingers with iniquity; your lips speak lies, and your tongue speaks iniquity.” (Isa 59:1-3) Do NOT think that „Isaiah is referring to the people of ancient times”... would be a lie! One of those lies that led the chosen people thousands of years further and further away from the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Why doesn’t Isaiah refer to the people of ancient times? Because exactly in the context of the people’s present sin, Isaiah introduces the deliverer! Let’s stop lying!... Isaiah continues: „Yes, a deliverer will come for Zion, for those of Jacob who turn from their sins – says the Lord. And this is My covenant with them, says the One who is: My Spirit, which rests upon you, and My words, which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your children, nor out of the mouth of your children’s children, from this time forth and for all eternity – says the One-who-Is.” Isa 59:20-21

The expression „from this time forth and for all eternity” refers us to Daniel and to the statements made by the One-who-Is through him, who, seeing the time of the end, says: „In that time will arise the great [victorious] ruler Michael [ebr. „He-who-Is-Elohim”], the protector of the children of your people; for it will be a time of trouble such as has not been since the nations began and until this time. But in that time your people will be saved, whoever is found written in the book... Many of those who lie in the dust of the earth’s surface will rise: some for eternal life, and others for eternal shame and disgrace. The wise shall shine like the brightness of heaven, and those who teach many to walk in righteousness shall shine like the stars forever and all eternity.” (Dan 12:1-4) This is the context in which the deliverer makes his appearance; at a unique moment in history, on the boundary between this world and eternity. The deliverer comes with a twofold purpose: first to bring good news to Zion, saying that its iniquity has been atoned, and that the One-who-is Is returning to Zion, and second, he comes to facilitate to the One-who-Is the conditions for the building of a new Heaven and a new Earth in which righteousness will flourish... an eternal righteousness that begins with the establishment of the Kingdom of God on the throne of David at Jerusalem beginning with the 9th of Av – an expression, this time, of the vengeance of the One-who-is – and continuing not only until the end of the 490 days... (because „seventy times seven” also means eternity)... and instead of saying „Amen!”, I will conclude with some prophecies that portray the servant of the One-who-Is, the branch, coming from the One-who-Is at a moment situated in history as the threshold between two worlds, today’s world of sin and the eternal world of righteousness.

„I will put My words in your mouth and cover you with the shadow of My hand, that I may build new Heavens and establish a new Earth, saying to Zion: „You are My people!” For behold, I am making new Heavens and a new Earth; so that no one will remember the former things, and no one will remember them. But you will rejoice and be glad forever for what I am doing. For I will make Jerusalem joyful, and her people glad. I Myself will rejoice over Jerusalem, and I will rejoice over My people [...] They will build houses and inhabit them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build houses for another to dwell in them, nor plant vineyards for another to eat their fruit; for the days of My people shall be as the days of [everlasting] trees, and My chosen ones shall rejoice in the work of their hands [...] they shall be a blessed seed of the Lord, and their children shall be with them. Before they call to Me, I will answer them; before they speak, I will hear them. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and the serpent shall feed on dust. No evil, no harm shall be done on all My holy Mountain, says the One-who-Is.” Isa 51:16; 65:17-25

„At that time the branch of the One-who-Is shall be full of majesty and glory, and the fruit of the land shall be full of brightness and beauty for the saved of Israel. And he that is left in Zion, he that is left in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, whoever is written among the living in Jerusalem. And when He-who-Is shall wash away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall cleanse Jerusalem from the guilt of blood in the midst thereof, with the spirit of judgment and with the spirit of destruction, He-who-Is shall set a cloud of smoke by day, and a flaming fire of bright flames by night, over all the expanse of mount Zion, and over her places of assembly. Yea, over all the glory shall be a shelter, a tabernacle, for a shade from the heat of the day, and for a place of refuge and protection from the storm and the rain.” Isa 4:2-6

„Then shall an heir come forth from the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall shoot forth from his roots. The Spirit of the One-who-Is shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and strength, the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the One-who-Is. His pleasure shall be the fear of the One-who-Is; he shall not judge by his appearance, nor decide by what he has heard, but shall judge the poor with righteousness, and shall decide with impartiality over the wicked of the land; he shall strike the earth with the rod of his word, and with the breath [influence] of his lips shall he slay the wicked. [B34] Righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his middle. Then the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the roe shall lie down with the kid; the calf, the lion’s whelp, and the fattened calf shall be together, and a kid shall be their hand; the cow and the bear shall graze together, and their cubs shall lie down together. The lion shall eat straw like the ox, the young calf shall play at the mouth of the she-lion’s mouth, and the weaned child shall put his hand into the basilisk’s den. There shall be no harm or damage in all My holy Mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the One-who-Is, as the bottom of the sea is full of the waters that cover it.
In that day the branch of Jesse shall be as a banner to the peoples; the nations shall return to him, and glory shall be his dwelling place. At the same time, the One-who-Is will stretch out His hand a second time to redeem the remnant of His people scattered in Assyria and Egypt, in Pathros and Ethiopia, in Elam, in Shinar and Hamath, and in the isles of the sea. He will raise a banner for the nations, and gather the outcasts of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four ends of the earth. The jealousy of Ephraim shall cease, and the enemies of Judah shall be destroyed; Ephraim shall no more be jealous of Judah, and Judah shall no more be an enemy to Ephraim, but they shall fly on the shoulder of the Philistines in the west, and shall plunder the sons of the east together. Edom and Moab shall be a prey to their hands, and the sons of Ammon shall be subject to them. The One-who-Is will dry up the tongue of the sea of Egypt, He will lift up His hand over the river in His anger, He will divide it into seven streams, so that they will be able to cross it in their shoes. And there will be a way for the remnant of His people who remain in Assyria, as it was for Israel in the day when they came out of the land of Egypt.
In that day you will say: „I praise You, O Lord [Father], for You were angry with me, but Your anger was appeased, and You comforted me! Behold, God is my deliverance, I will be full of confidence and will fear nothing, for the One-who-Is God is my strength and the source of my praise, and He has saved me.”
You shall draw water with joy from the wells of salvation, and shall say in that day: „Praise the One-who-Is, call on His name, proclaim His works among the nations, and praise the greatness of His name. Sing to the One-who-Is, for He has done brilliant things: let them be known throughout the whole earth!” [B53] Shout for joy and gladness, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel!” Isa 11:1-16; 12:1-6

„Behold, the days are coming – says the One-who-Is – when I will raise up to David a righteous branch. He shall reign, he shall work with wisdom, and he shall execute justice and judgment in the land. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall have peace in his dwelling place; and this is the name they shall give to the One-who-Is: Our righteousness! Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the One-who-Is, when it will no longer be said: The living is the One-who-Is, who brought forth the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt... But it shall be said: The living is the One-who-Is, who brought forth and brought back the seed of the house of Israel out of the land of the north, and out of all the countries in which they were scattered... And they shall dwell in their own land.” Jer 23:5-8

„Thus says the One-who-Is God, who made the heavens and stretched them out, who stretched out the earth and those on it, who gave breath to those who dwell in it and soul to those who walk on it: I, the One-who-Is, I have called you to give salvation, and I will take you by the hand, and will keep you, and will make you a covenant of the people, to be a light to the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to bring out of prison those who are bound, and out of captivity those who dwell in darkness.” Isa 42:5-7

„Listen to me, you clowns! Take heed, you distant nations! The One-who-Is called me from my mother’s breast and called me from coming out of my mother’s womb. He made my mouth like a sharp sword, and covered me with the shadow of his hand, and made me a sharp arrow, and hid me in his quiver of arrows, and said to me, ‘Israel, you are My servant in whom I will be glorified.’ But I thought to myself: „In vain have I worked, in vain and to no purpose have I spent my strength.” Yet my reward is from the One-who-Is, and my reward is from my God. And now the One-who-Is speaks, He who brought me forth from my mother’s womb to be His servant, to bring back to Him Jacob and Israel, who is still scattered; for I am precious in the sight of the One-who-Is, and my God is my strength. He says: It is but a small thing to be My servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to bring back the remnant of Israel. Therefore, I charge you to be a light to the nations, that you may bring deliverance to the ends of the earth.
Thus says the One-who-Is, the Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, to him who is despised and hated by the people, to the servant of the mighty: the kings will see this and rise up, and the lords will fall to the ground and worship because of the One-who-Is, who is faithful, because of the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.
This is what further the One-who-Is speaks: In the time of mercy I will hear you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you, and cause you to make a covenant with the people, to raise up the land, and to divide the desolate inheritances; to say to the captives of war, „Come forth!” and to those in darkness, „Show yourselves!” They shall feed [a flock and a shepherd] in the highways, and find pasture on every coast. They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor the sun smite them; for he who has mercy on them shall lead them and bring them to the springs of water. I will make all my mountains into highways, and my paths shall be well made.
Behold, they come from afar, some from the north and some from the west, and some from the land of Sinim. Rejoice, O heavens! Rejoice, O earth! Shout for joy, ye mountains! For He who is comforts His people and has mercy on His afflicted.” Isa 49:1-13

In the end times, the Mountain of the House of the One-who-Is will be established as the highest mountain, it will rise above the hills, and the peoples will flock to it. And the nations shall come with a multitude unto it, and shall say: „Come, let us go up to the Mount of the One-who-Is, to the House of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us His ways, and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall come forth the Law, and out of Jerusalem the word of God.
He [the king] shall judge between many peoples, he shall decide between mighty nations, even between distant nations. And they shall make their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into plowshares; no nation shall draw sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore; but every man shall dwell under his own vine and under his own fig tree, and none shall trouble him anymore. For the mouth of the One-who-Is has spoken.
While all nations walk everyone in the name of his god [to destruction], we will walk in the name of the One-who-Is our God forever and ever!
In that day – says the One-who-Is – I will gather the lame, I will gather those who have been driven out, and those whom I have afflicted. I will make from the lame a remnant, and from the scattered ones a strong nation, and the Lord will reign over them on Mount Zion from this time forth to everlasting. And to you, O tower of the flock, O hill of the daughter of Zion, to you shall come and to you shall the ancient rule be, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.” Mic 4:1-8

A psalm dedicated to Solomon

O God, give Your judgments to the king, and give Your justice to the King’s son. And he shall judge Thy people with righteousness, and Thy wretches with impartiality. The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the hills also, as a result of Your justice. He will do justice to the wretched of the people, and deliver the children of the poor, and crush the oppressor. So, they will fear You as long as the sun shines and as long as the moon shines, all that generation; he will be like rain falling on a mown land, like a swift shower that waters the plain. In his days shall the righteous flourish, and there shall be an abundance of peace until the moon be no more. He shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth. The inhabitants of the wilderness shall bow the knee to him, and the enemies shall lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall pay tribute, the kings of Sheba and Sheba shall bring gifts. Yea, all kings shall worship him, all nations shall serve him. For he will deliver the poor who cries out and the wretch who has no help. He will have mercy on the afflicted and the needy, and will spare the lives of the poor; he will deliver them from distress and from despair, and their blood will be precious in his sight. They will live and give him gold from Sheba; they will pray for him without ceasing and bless him every day. There shall be plenty of wheat in the land to the top of the mountains, and their ears shall bud like the trees of Lebanon; men shall flourish in the cities like the grass of the earth. His name shall endure forever: as long as the sun holds his name. With him shall they bless one another, and all nations shall call him happy. Blessed be the God of Israel, the only miracle-worker. Blessed be His glorious name forevermore! Let all the earth be filled with His glory! Amen!

Amen! (End of the prayers of David the son of Jesse.)

Mankind's biggest problem has been that no one has told the world with conviction that we had a soul to gain or lose, and that we had a Paradise to conquer. It was once said: it's no use winning the whole world if you lose your soul... or it doesn't matter if you have nothing, but you have conquered Paradise.

Elias Even
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