YAHWEH's Sword

A Refuge For The Wayfaring

They that are lead by the Ruach are the Sons of YAHWEH

The Yisraelites' Apostasy Foretold

IBRIM - HEBREWS 4:12 For the Word {daw-baw'} of YHWH is quick {mikh-yaw' preservation of life, sustenance}, and powerful {ko'-akh' firm, strength}, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing {mad-kaw-raw'} even to the dividing asunder of nephesh and ruach, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the lev.

MATTITYAHU - MATTHEW 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Apostasy {mesh-oo-baw'} turning away, turning back, backsliding, turning away, literally, revolt, defection from, the renunciation of, a total desertion or departure of principles or profession.

HANOCH - ENOCH 81:8 But the sinners shall die together with the sinners; and the apostate {saw-raw' apostasy, defection, turning aside, withdrawal} shall sink together with the apostate.

The Yisraelites' Apostasy Foretold, A Song Given To Be Witness Against Them

DEBARIM - DEUTERONOMY 31:14 And YHWH said {aw-mar' to say in one's heart, to think, to command, to promise} to Mosheh, Behold, your days approach that you must die  {mooth}: call Yahoshua, and present {yaw-tsab'} yourselves in the Tabernacle {o'-hel' the sacred tent of YHWH} of the congregation {mo-ade' appointed place}, that I may give him a charge {tsaw-vaw'}. And Mosheh and Yahoshua went, and presented themselves in the Tabernacle of the Congregation,
DEBARIM - DEUTERONOMY 31:15 And YHWH appeared in the Tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the Tabernacle,
DEBARIM - DEUTERONOMY 31:16 And YHWH said to Mosheh, Behold, you shall sleep {shaw-kab' lie down} with your ahvot; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, where they go to be among them, and will forsake {aw-zab'  to leave, abandon, neglect, apostatise} ME, and break MY brit  which I have made with them.
DEBARIM - DEUTERONOMY 31:17 Then MY anger {af' keen resentment} shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake {aw-zab'} them, and I will hide {saw-thar' conceal} MY face from them, and they shall be devoured {aw-kal' burn up, feed to hell}, and many {rab' much, many, great} evils and troubles {tsaw-raw' straits, distress, adversary, adversity, affliction, anguish, distress, tribulation} shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because YHWH our ABBA is not among us,
DEBARIM - DEUTERONOMY 31:18 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have do, in that they are turned to the gods.
DEBARIM - DEUTERONOMY 31:19 Now therefore write this song-shir for yourselves, and teach {law-mad'} it the children of YisraYah: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for ME against the children of YisraYah.

YisraYah Revolt Beyond Example

YERMEYAH - JEREMIAH 2:19 Your own wickedness {rah} shall correct {yaw-sar' chasten, discipline, instruct, admonish} you, and your backslidings {mesh-oo-baw'} shall reprove you: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter {mar} thing, that you have forsaken {aw-zab' abandon, neglect, apostatise} YHWH your ABBA, and that MY fear is not in you, says the Sovereign YHWH of hosts.

Yahudah More Guilty Than YisraYah

YERMEYAH - JEREMIAH 3:6 YHWH said also to me in the days of YoshiYah the king, Have you seen that which backsliding {mesh-oo-baw'} YisraYah has done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there has played the harlot {zaw-naw' a cult prostitute}.

HOSHEA - HOSEA 11:7 And my people are bent to backsliding {mesh-oo-baw'} from ME: though they have called to The Most High, none at all would exalt {room} HIM.

The Corruptions Prevailing Among The Nation of HIS People - The problem with our nation has been in not knowing YHWH personally through His Son, and not having complete understanding of His truth.

YESHAYAH - ISAIAH 1:4 Ah sinful {khaw-taw'} nation, a people loaded with iniquity {aw-vone' perversity, depravity}, a zera of evildoers {raw-ah' evil/wickedly}, children that are corrupt {shaw-khath' marred, spoiled, rotted} : they have forsaken {aw-zab'} YHWH, they have provoked {naw-ats' despise} the KADOSH ONE of YisraYah to anger, they are gone away backward {aw-khore'}.
YESHAYAH - ISAIAH 1:5 Why should you be stricken {naw-kaw'} anymore? Yet you will revolt {saw-raw' apostasy, defection, turning aside, withdrawal} more and more: the whole head is sick {khol-ee' sickness}, and the whole lev faint-troubled.
YESHAYAH - ISAIAH 1:6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness {meth-ohm' wholesomeness, completeness} in it; but wounds, and bruises, and open sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither soothed  with ointment.

Threatening Against Sinners

ZEPHANIYAH - ZEPHANIAH 1:1 The Word of YHWH which came to Zephaniah {tsef-an-yaw' YHWH has treasured} the son of Cushi {koo-shee' Cushite or Ethiopian}, the son of Gedalyahu "YHWH is great", the son of Amaryah "YHWH speaks" or  has promised", the son of Hizkiyah "YHWH is my strength", in the days of YoshiYah the son of Amon, king of Yahudah.

*one of the descendants of Cush the grandson of Noah through Ham and a member of that nation/people.

 A black Yisraelite, a son of Kush.

ZEPHANIYAH - ZEPHANIAH 1:2 I will utterly consume {soof' terminate, utterly perish} all things from off the land YisraYah, says YHWH.
ZEPHANIYAH - ZEPHANIAH 1:3 I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the shamayim, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks {mak-shay-law' idol} with the wicked; and I will cut off adam from off the land of YisraYah, says YHWH.
ZEPHANIYAH - ZEPHANIAH 1:4 I will also stretch out MY hand upon Yahudah "YHWH praised", and upon all the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim "teaching of peace"; and I will cut off the remnant {sheh-awr' remainder} of Baal {bah'-al' lord} from this place, and the name of the Chemarims {kaw-mawr' idolatrous priest} with the idolatrous priests;
ZEPHANIYAH - ZEPHANIAH 1:5 And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear {shaw-bah' take an oath} by YHWH, and that swear by Malcham {mal-kawm'}
* Malcham {mal-kawm'} the god of the Ammonites and Phoenicians to whom some Yisraelites sacrificed their infants in the valley of Hinnom.

* Those who take YHWH’s Name to their lips cannot mix that Truth with other false names, or judgment is guaranteed.

ZEPHANIYAH - ZEPHANIAH 1:6 And them that are turned {soog'  backslide} back from YHWH; and those that have not sought {baw-kash' desire}  YHWH, nor enquired for HIM.

YOCHANAN - JOHN 6:60 Many therefore of HIS talmidim, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it.
YOCHANAN - JOHN 6:61 When YAHSHUA knew in Himself that HIS talmidim murmured at it, HE said to them, Does this offend you.

* Truth will always offend overly-sensitive people, and in YisraYah a battletested army cannot afford to be too sensitive, or they’ll turn their backs on truth, and on the men who are bold enough to proclaim truth, who do not look at men’s faces for reactions.

YOCHANAN - JOHN 6:62 What and if you shall see the Ben Adam ascend up where HE was before?
YOCHANAN - JOHN 6:63 It is the Ruach that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are Ruach, and they are life.
YOCHANAN - JOHN 6:64 But there are some of you that believe not. For YAHSHUA knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray HIM,
YOCHANAN - JOHN 6:65 And HE said, Therefore said I to you, that no man can come to ME, except it were given to him of MY ABBA.

Many Of Disciples Go Back

YOCHANAN - JOHN 6:66 From that time many of His talmidim backslid-went back, and walked no more with HIM
YOCHANAN - JOHN 6:67 Then said YAHSHUA to the twelve, Will you also go away.

Yahudah More Guilty Than Yisrael

YERMEYAH - JEREMIAH 3:6 YHWH said also to me in the days of YoshiYah the king, Have you seen that which backsliding {mesh-oo-baw'} YisraYah has done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there has played the harlot {zaw-naw' cult prostitute},
YERMEYAH - JEREMIAH 3:7 And I said after she had done all these things, Turn you to me. But she returned not. And her treacherous {baw-gode' deceitful} sister Yahudah saw it.
YERMEYAH - JEREMIAH 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding {mesh-oo-baw'} YisraYah "YHWH prevails" committed adultery {naw-af' idolatrous worship} I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Yahudah "YHWH praised" feared not, but went and played the harlot also,
YERMEYAH - JEREMIAH 3:9 And it came to pass through the excessive whoring, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stock,
YERMEYAH - JEREMIAH 3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Yahudah has not turned to ME with her whole ev, but feignedly, says YHWH,
YERMEYAH - JEREMIAH 3:11 And YHWH said to me, The backsliding {mesh-oo-baw'} YisraYah has justified herself more than treacherous Yahudah.

But Pardon Is Promised

YERMEYAH - JEREMIAH 3:12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, you backsliding YisraYah, say YHWH; and I will not cause MY anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, say YHWH, and I will not keep anger forever.

HOSHEA - HOSEA 11:7 And my people are bent to backsliding {mesh-oo-baw'} , none at all would exalt {room} HIM.from ME: though they called them to ME- The Most High

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