“AND I besought El Elohiym and said: You alone, O YA’OH – יהוה – 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Yahuah, know of aforetime the deep things of the world and the things which befall in their times you bring about by your word and against the works of the inhabitants of the earth you hasten the beginnings of the times and the end of the seasons you alone know. You for whom nothing is too hard, but who does everything easily by a nod:” BARUK SHENIY (2 BARUK) 54:1 & 2 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
“And in the days of these kings shall the Eloah of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.” DANIY’EL (DANIEL) 2:44 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
“And I prayed unto YA’OH – יהוה – 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Yahuah Elohai, and made my confession, and said, O Adonai, the great and dreadful El, guarding the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that guard his commandments; We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from your precepts and from your judgments:… And now, O Adonai Elohaynu, that has brought your people forth out of the land of Mitsrayim with a mighty hand, and has gotten you renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly. O Adonai, according to all your righteousness, I beseech you, let your anger and your fury be turned away from your city Yerushalayim, your holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Yerushalayim and your people are become a reproach to all that are about us.” DANIY’EL (DANIEL) 9:4-5, 15 & 16 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
Along with always telling the Truth, we must also come to grips with being Honest with ourselves and each other. Thereby upholding our Integrity.
This becomes apparent when we look at our ancestral past.
How did our distant relatives deal with our Savior Ya’ohshai when he lived on Earth and in the “Promise Land” over two thousand years ago? When we examine his ministry and some of his parables, we can see exactly why Abba YA’OH sent him here.
Chief among them, would be to fulfill the promise he made to our forefather, Abram, that he would be the father to many nations, and changed his name to “Abra(ha)m.”
“AND when Avram was ninety years old and nine, YA’OH – יהוה – 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Yahuah appeared to El-Avram, and said unto him, I am El Shaddai; walk before me, and be perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly. And Avram fell on his face: and Elohiym talked with him, saying, As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. Neither shall your name anymore be called Avram, but your name shall be Avraham; for a father of many nations have I made you. And I will make you exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come out of you. And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be Elohiym unto you, and to your seed after you.” BERE’SHIYTH (GENESIS) 17:1-7 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
This promise is also preserved for us in the Book of Jubilees:
“And YA’OH – יהוה – 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Yahuah appeared to Avram, and said unto him: ‘I am El Shaddai; walk before me and be perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and I will multiply you exceedingly.’ And Avram fell on his face, and Elohiym talked with him, and said: ‘Behold my ordinance is with you, and you shall be the father of many nations. Neither shall your name anymore be called Avram, but your name from henceforth, even forever, shall be Avraham. For the father of many nations have I made you. And I will make you very great, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come forth from you. And I shall establish my covenant between me and you, and your seed after you, throughout their generations, for an eternal covenant, so that I may be an Elohiym unto you, and to your seed after you.” YOVHELIYM (JUBILEES) 15:3-9 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
Ya’ohshai is The Great Shepherd, he also is The Door that we must come through.
“AMEIN, Amein, I say unto you, He that enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that enters in by the door is the Shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. This parable spoke Ya’ohshai יהושע – 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Yahusha unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spoke unto them.” YOCHANON (JOHN) 10:1-6 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
“Then said Ya’ohshai – יהושע – 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Yahusha unto them again, Amein, Amein, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd gives his life for the sheep. But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees: and the wolf catches them, and scatters the sheep.” YOCHANON (JOHN) 10:7-12 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
“The hireling flees, because he is a hireling, and cares not for the sheep. I am the Good Shepherd, and know my sheep, and את am known of mine. As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one Shepherd. Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” YOCHANON (JOHN) 10:13-18 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
“There was a division therefore again among the Yahudiym for these sayings. And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him? Others said, These are not the words of him that has a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind? And it was at Yerushalayim the Feast of Chanukkah, and it was winter. And Ya’ohshai – יהושע – 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Yahusha walked in the Temple in Shalomah’s Porch. Then came the Yahudiym round about him, and said unto him, How long do you make us to doubt? If you be Ha’Mashiach), tell us plainly.” YOCHANON (JOHN) 10:19-24 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
“Ya’ohshai – יהושע – 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Yahusha answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them to me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are yachad.” YOCHANON (JOHN) 10:25-30 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
“Then the Yahudiym took up stones again to stone him. Ya’ohshai – יהושע – 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Yahusha answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Yahudiym answered him, saying, For a good work we stone you not; but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man, make yourself Elohiym. Ya’ohshai – יהושע – 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Yahusha answered them, Is it not written in the Writings: I said, Ye are elohiym? If he called them elohiym, unto whom the Word of Elohiym came, and the Scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of Elohiym?” YOCHANON (JOHN) 10:31-36 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
“If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand, And went away again beyond the Yardan into the place where Yahuchanon at first baptized; and there he abode. And many resorted unto him, and said, Yahuchanon did no miracle: but all things that Yahuchanon spoke of this man were true. And many believed on him there.” YOCHANON (JOHN) 10:37-42 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
In summary, and just in case you have not read from The 2nd Book of Baruk before, here is the 54th Chapter in its entirety:
“AND I besought El Elohiym and said: You alone, O YA’OH – יהוה – 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Yahuah, know of aforetime the deep things of the world and the things which befall in their times you bring about by your word and against the works of the inhabitants of the earth you hasten the beginnings of the times and the end of the seasons you alone know. You for whom nothing is too hard, but who does everything easily by a nod: You to whom the depths come as the heights and whose word the beginnings of the ages serve: You who reveal to those who fear you what is prepared for them that thenceforth they may be comforted. You show great acts to those who know not; you break up the enclosure of those who are ignorant and light up what is dark and reveal what is hidden to the pure who in faith have submitted themselves to you and your Torah. You have shown to your servant this vision; reveal to me also its interpretation.” BARUK SHENIY (2 BARUK) 54:1-6 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
“For I know that as regards those things wherein I besought you, I have received a response and as regards what I besought you did reveal to me with what voice I should praise you and from what members I should cause praises and halleluyahs to ascend to you. For if my members were mouths and the hairs of my head voices even so I could not give you the meet of praise nor laud you as is befitting nor could I recount your praise nor tell the glory of your beauty. For what am I amongst men, or why am I reckoned amongst those who are more excellent than I that I have heard all these marvellous things from El Elyon and numberless promises from him who created me? Blessed be my mother among those that bare and praised among women be she that bore me.” BARUK SHENIY (2 BARUK) 54:7-10 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
“For I will not be silent in praising El Elohiym and with the voice of praise I will recount his marvellous deeds. For who does like unto your marvellous deeds, O Elohiym, or who comprehends your deep thought of life. For with your counsel you do govern all the creatures which your right hand has created and you have established every fountain of light beside you and the treasures of wisdom beneath your throne have you prepared. And justly do they perish who have not loved your Torah, and the torment of judgment shall await those who have not submitted themselves to your power. For though A’dam first sinned and brought untimely death upon all, yet of those who were born from him each one of them has prepared for his own soul torment to come, and again each one of them has chosen for himself glories to come. For assuredly he who believes will receive reward.” BARUK SHENIY (2 BARUK) 54:11-16 את CEPHER Publishing Group.
“But now, as for you, ye wicked that now are, turn ye to destruction, because ye shall speedily be visited, in that formerly ye rejected the understanding of El Elyon. For his works have not taught you, nor has the skill of his creation which is at all times persuaded you. A’dam is therefore not the cause; save only of his own soul, but each of us has been the A’dam of his own soul. But you, O YA’OH – יהוה – 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Yahuah, do expound to me regarding those things which you have revealed to me and inform me regarding that which I besought you. For at the consummation of the world vengeance shall be taken upon those who have done wickedness according to their wickedness and you will glorify the faithful according to their faithfulness. For those who are amongst your own you rule, and those who sin, you blot out from amongst your own.” BARUK SHENIY (2 BARUK) 54:17-22 את CEPHER Publishing Group.