7.31.2011

Scripture tests 101

How Well Do You Know God’s Word?

Instructions:
Take the test and determine how well you understand God’s Word. Note the answers you selected. Then score yourself and test your responses to scripture at the end. Have fun!


God's Word Test 101:



1. God’s Word teaches that:

A. none of God’s Law can pass away at least until Heaven and Earth pass away and all of the Law and Prophets are fulfilled.
B. some of God’s commandments have been abolished at the cross.


2. God’s Word teaches that:

A. those who teach that some of God’s commandments have been abolished will be least in His Kingdom.
B. those who teach that some of God’s commandments have been abolished will be great in His Kingdom.


3. Paul taught us that:

A. there is no difference between Jew and Greek in Christ.
B. there is a difference between Jew and Greek in Christ.


4. Paul stated that:

A. he practiced and taught others to obey God's Law as written in the Law of Moses.
B. he taught against observing several commandments in the Law of Moses.


5. Jesus (Y’shua) taught us to:

A. observe and do what was taught out of Moses’ Seat (Law of Moses).
B. do not observe and do what was taught of Moses’ Seat (Law of Moses).


6. According to God’s Word God’s Law (as written by Moses):

A. is freedom.
B. is bondage.


7. According to God’s Word God’s Law (as written by Moses):

A. was and is already perfect.
B. needed to be made better and replaced.


8. According to God’s Word those who have faith in Christ and are part of the New Covenant:

A. are no longer Gentiles but now Israelites.
B. are a distinct and separate group from Israel.


9. As God commanded to Israel, Leviticus 23:3:

A. is still true and useful as instructions for righteousness.
B. is no longer true and is not useful as instructions for righteousness.


10. According to scripture, Paul’s writings can be twisted by those ignorant and unstable to:

A. be carried away into the “error of the lawless” because his letters are hard to understand thus could teach others to unknowingly break God's law.
B. be carried away into the “error of following all of God’s commandments” because his letters are hard to understand and thus we should teach some of God's commandments have been abolished.


11. Keeping all of God’s Law:

A. blesses us.
B. curses us.


12. We are to love God:

A. by keeping His commandments.
B. however we want or feel is best.


13. When Jesus (Y'shua) returns there:

A. will still be sacrifices in the 1000 year reign because the Law of Moses has not been abolished.
B. will be no sacrifices because the Law of Moses was abolished.


14. When Jesus (Y’shua) returns:

A. there will be those who will be seriously punished for still eating swine’s flesh.
B. He will make us ham sandwiches’ with a bag of chips to eat at His wedding feast.


15. When Jesus (Y’shua) returns:

A. we will be keeping the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) every year because the Law of Moses has not been abolished.
B. we will not be keeping the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) because the Law of Moses has been abolished.


16. The whole purpose of man is:

A. to fear God and keep His commandments.
B. whatever my pastor tells me to believe and do.


17. We know that we know God:

A. if we keep God’s commandments.
B. if we went to the front of the church, prayed, and asked God into our heart.


18. God stated several times that He:

A. hates to be worshipped in ways that the sun god’s were worshipped and hates it when His people practice pagan cultic traditions.
B. loves Christmas and Easter and apparently likes it so much that it will continue to replace God’s Feast days even in the 1000 year reign when Jesus (Y’shua) returns and He will issue a sincere "Thank you" card to the Roman Catholic church for getting that change in His Word right.


19. God's Word says that we:

A. do not need teachers to teach us, that the Holy Spirit is enough.
B. we do need teachers to teach us and the Holy Spirit is secondary.


20. Paul stated that he:

A. delights in God’s law and that we should continue in God’s law.
B. is so glad he is under grace and is no longer under God’s law.



Scoring:

For every answer of “A” score yourself one point. Add up all of your points.


Perfect 20 – Congrats, you understand and practice God’s Truth.

10-19 – You scored rather well and certainly better than most. You are on your way to understanding and applying God’s Truth and purging the false doctrines of men. Check out the scripture cheat sheet below to help with the questions you might have missed (answering “B”).

0-9 – You scored less than 50% which is less than the statistical average expected if just guessing answers. Please strongly consider reviewing the Scripture in the cheat sheet below and testing your doctrine to His Word.  Unfortunately you are currently on the path to being “least in the Kingdom” at best and are effectively limiting your love of God. I pray that you listen to the Holy Spirit that is to teach us all things.



God's Word Cheat Sheet:


Questions 1-2


1. The correct answer is “A.” God’s Word teaches that none of God’s Law can pass away at least until Heaven and Earth pass away and all of the Law and Prophets are fulfilled.

2. The correct answer is “A.” God’s Word teaches that those who teach that some of God’s commandments have been abolished will be least in His Kingdom.


Mt 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I do not come to destroy, but to fulfill (with meaning).

Mt 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all (law and prophets) be fulfilled.

Mt 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus (Y'shua) stated Himself that not one of God’s commandments was to be “abolished” or “put an end to” until all of the Law and Prophets are fulfilled and Heaven and Earth passes away.

Heaven and Earth passing away by being made new (renewed) is the last prophetic event foretold in scripture.

Isaiah 65:17 "Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.

Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,

Please note that this event has clearly not yet happened.

Jesus (Y'shua) states that all of God’s law will exist at LEAST UNTIL the day that the Lord states:

Revelation 21:5-6 He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.

Christ’s work on the cross for our salvation is finished (John 19:30), but the Lord is not yet finished with what has been said in all of His Law and Prophets until He says “it is done” which is signaled by the new Heaven and New Earth.

So if this scripture is true, then what scriptural gymnastics do some teachers employ to avoid such a conclusion?

Well, if they touch the verse at all, it creates quite an embarrassing mess.

Some teach that in Matthew 5:17 fulfill means “to put and end to” or to “finish.” This is done by their own admission to avoid the clear teaching of Jesus that not one of God’s commandments are to pass away from the law and to preserve their misinterpretations of Paul’s letters.

If this interpretation is indeed true, we should be able to apply such teaching to scripture and it should make logical sense as God is not the author of confusion. We are commanded to test all things and only hold on to what is good (1 Thes. 5:20) Let’s test the teaching that “fulfill” means “to put and end to” or “finish” instead of “fulfill” simply meaning to “fill up the whole and complete meaning” of God’s law, evidenced by Jesus walking out the true interpretation (not Pharisaical) of God’s law.

Can fulfill in Mt 5:17 mean “to put an end to?

Mt 5:17 "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I do not come to destroy (the law), but to “put and end (to the law")

Huh?

Mt 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all (law and prophets) be fulfilled.

Double huh?

Mt 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments (that I just put an end to), and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them (even though I put an end to them), the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Triple huh?

There are only two possible interpretations of “fulfill” in Matthew 5:17.

1) One is that Jesus came to “fulfill the real meaning of God’s law” which the Pharisees polluted through their oral law. This makes sense because this was the complete point and purpose of every teaching of Jesus when He was in proximity to the Pharisees. This is to correctly instruct us in the way God wants us to walk in His law and not the way men want us to walk in God’s law.

2) Or “fulfill” in Matthew 5:17 means to “complete, finish, or put an end to.” All one has to do is insert that definition into the context of the scripture to witness how such an interpretation is illogical and absurd.

Technically, ignoring context and word usage, based on a literal rendering of the Greek, either interpretation is acceptable:

G4137 pleroo play-ro'-o from G4134;
to make replete, i.e. (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.:--accomplish, X after, (be) complete, end, expire, fill (up), fulfil, (be, make) full(come), fully preach, perfect, supply. (Strong's)

The only interpretation of “fulfill” that fits the context and avoids logical absurdities is to understand Jesus is teaching that He will make full or fully preach God’s law.

Jesus (Y'shua) came to fully preach God’s law.

He taught us the full meaning of God’s law.

Does that not fit the ministry of Jesus(Y'shua) perfectly? Jesus taught, walked, practiced, obeyed and lived the Law of Moses. Are we not commanded to walk as Jesus walked?

1Jn 2:6 He that says he abides in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.



Question 3


3. The correct answer is “A.” Paul taught us that there is no difference between Jew and Greek in Christ.

Col 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

Ro 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.



Question 4


4. The correct answer is “A.” Paul stated that he practiced and taught others the Law of Moses.

When Paul was accused of not believing, practicing, and teaching the Law of Moses, he made every effort to prove everyone wrong.

Acts21:20-26 When they heard this, they praised God. Then they said to Paul: "You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews have believed, and all of them are zealous for the law. They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away FROM MOSES, telling them not to circumcise their children or live according to our customs.

What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come, so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow. Take these men, join in their purification rites and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved. Then everybody will know there is NO TRUTH in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in OBEDIENCE TO THE LAW. As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality."

The next day Paul took the men and purified himself along with them. Then he went to the temple to give notice of the date when the days of purification would end and the offering would be made for each of them.

In that instance alone, Paul proved to his accusers that he believed and practiced the Law of Moses. Should we accuse Paul of not teaching and practicing the Law of Moses?

When Paul was continuously accused by the Pharisees for not believing, practicing, and teaching the Law of Moses, how did he respond?

Acts 24:13-14 Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me. But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing (pisteuo) ALL THINGS which are written in the Law and in the Prophets. (pisteuo = to believe, commit, and trust)

Did Paul keep the Law of Moses?

Acts 25:8 While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews (Moses), neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.

Did Paul keep God’s feast days?

Acts 18:20-21 When they asked him to stay a longer time with them, he did not consent, but took leave of them, saying, “I MUST BY ALL MEANS KEEP THIS COMING FEAST in Jerusalem; but I will return again to you, God willing.” And he sailed from Ephesus.

Again, did Paul keep God’s feast days?

Acts 20:17 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the Day of Pentecost.

Again, did Paul keep God’s feast days?

Acts 27:9-10 Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast (Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur) was already over, Paul advised them, saying, “Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives.”

Did Paul teach his converts to keep God’s feasts like he did and Jesus did?

1 Cor 5:8 For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the Feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth

It is very clear that Paul did not practice or teach that any of God’s law as written by Moses had been abolished in any capacity. So then how is it concluded that Paul teaches that God’s law has been abolished?

Paul also said:

Ro 2:13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.

Ro 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Ro 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

Ro 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish/continue (histemi) the law.

We do not want to make the same accusations to Paul (that he taught against God’s law as written by Moses) that Paul already defended himself against in scripture. We should not make false accusations against Paul.



Question 5


5. The correct answer is “A.” Jesus (Y’shua) commanded us to observe and do what was taught out of Moses’ Seat (Law of Moses).

Matthew 23:1-3 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: "The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.

Do Christian scholar’s also define the “Moses’ seat” to be the Law of Moses just as it is taught to be in scripture? Yes, here is a sample:

The Geneva Study Bible:
“(1) We ought to listen to whatever we are truly taught from the word of God, even by wicked teachers, but in a way so that we abstain from their evil behaviour.”

The People’s New Testament:

23:2 Sit in the Moses' seat. Are the expounders of the law of Moses.”

Wesly’s Notes:
“23:2 The scribes sit in the chair of Moses - That is, read and expound the law of Moses, and are their appointed teachers.”

Scofield:
Cf. Ezra 7:6,25,26. Jesus' disciples were to honour the law (of Moses), but not the hypocritical teachers of it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary:
in Moses' seat-that is, as interpreters of the law given by Moses.

Christian commentary and scholarship agrees that the Moses’ seat was indeed the Law of Moses and that the disciples were commanded by Jesus to keep the Law of Moses.

So what does all of this mean?

It means simply what Jesus commanded. Jesus clearly commanded His disciples to OBSERVE and DO the Law of Moses (Matthew 23:1-3). No one disputes this. Many just choose to ignore it. This is a shame because Jesus (Y’shua) said:

Mt 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

This was the last commandment Jesus (Y’shua) issued to His disciples before His ascension. It is considered one of the most important commandments ever uttered by Jesus and is the foundational setting of most vision and mission statements of Christian churches all over the world.

My question is do we really want to do what Jesus commanded in the Great Commission and if we do then why are we not doing it?

There are really two parts that consist of what is commonly referred to as the “Great Commission of Jesus Christ.”

1) Go to all nations and baptize new disciples.

2) Teach the new disciples to obey everything I (Jesus) commanded you (disciples).

So Jesus is very clear that all of His disciples in all nations are to obey everything He commanded.  It is well established that Jesus (Y'shua) commanded and taught His disciples and others to keep the law of Moses.  In the Great Commission He is clearly stating that we should do and teach likewise.



Questions 6&7:


6&7. The correct answers are “A.” According to God’s Word God’s Law (as written by Moses) God’s law (as written by Moses) is liberty/freedom and is already perfect.

This is how scripture defines God’s law:

1. The Law blesses (obey) and curses (disobey).
(Deut 11:26-27)(Ps 112:1)(Ps 119:1-2)(Ps 128:1)(Prov 8:32)(Is 56:2)(Mat 5:6)(Mat 5:10)(Luke 11:28)(Jam 1:25)(1 Pe 3:14)(Rev 22:14)

2. The Law defines sin.
(Jer 44:23)(Ez 18:21)(Dan 9:11)(Ro 3:20)(Ro 7:7)(1 Jo 3:4)

2. The Law is perfect.
(Ps 19:7)(Jam 1:25)

3. The Law is liberty.
(Ps 119:45)(Jam 1:25, 2:12)

4. The Law is the way.
(Ex 18:20)(Deut 10:12)(Josh 22:5)(1 King 2:3)(Ps 119:1)(Prov 6:23)(Is 2:3)(Mal 2:8(Mark 12:14)(Ac 24:14)

5. The Law is the truth.
(Ps 119:142)(Mal 2:6)(Ro 2:20)(Gal 5:7)(Ps 43:2-4)(Jo 8:31-32)

6. The Law is life.
(Job 33:30)(Ps 36:9)(Prov 6:23)(Rev 22:14)

7. The Law is light.
(Job 24:13)(Job 29:3)(Ps 36:9)(Ps 43:2-4)(Ps 119:105)(Prov 6:23)(Is 2:5) (Is 8:20)(Is 51:4)(2 Cor 6:14)(1 John 1:7)

8. The Law is Jesus, the Word made flesh.
(PERFECT-LIBERTY-WAY-TRUTH-LIFE-LIGHT)
(Ps 27:1)(Jo 1:1-14)(Jo 14:5-11)(1 Jo 1:7)

9. The Law is also for the Gentiles (foreigner/alien) who are grafted in.
(Ex 12:19) (Ex 12:38) (Ex 12:49) (Lev 19:34) (Lev 24:22) (Num 9:14) (Num 15-16) (Num 15:29) (ie: Ruth) (Is 42:6) (Is 60:3) (Mat 5:14) (Eph 2:10-13) (Ac 13:47) (Ro 11:16-27) (Jer31:31-34) (Ez 37) (1 Jo 2:10) (1 Jo 1:7)

10. The Law is God’s instructions on how to love God, how to love others, and how to not love yourself.
(Ex 20:6)(Deut 5:10)(Deut 7:10)(Deut 11:13)(Deut 11:22)(Deut 30:16)(Deut 6:5)(Lev 19:18)(Neh 1:5)(Dan 9:4)(Mat 22:35-37)(Matthew 10:39)(Mat 16:25)(Jo 14:15)(Jo 14:21)(Ro 13:9)(1 Jo 5:2-3)(2 Jo 1:6)



Questions 8:


8. The correct answer is “A.” According to God’s Word those who have faith in Christ and are part of the New Covenant are no longer Gentiles but now Israelites.

We were grafted in amoung them, into their olive tree (Israel)(Jer. 11:16) and are no longer a wild olive tree (Nations/Gentiles). We are now Israel.

Ro 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

Ro 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

Ro 11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.

Ro 11:20
Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

Ro 11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, [take heed] lest he also spare not thee.

Ro 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

Ro 11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.

Ro 11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?

We were once Gentiles, but now we are now citizens of the commonwealth of Israel.

Eph 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

The New Covenant is for the House of Judah (2 tribes)(Jews) and the House of Israel (10 tribes) thus for all of Israel (12 tribes). Thus if we are part of the New Covenant we are then part of Israel.

Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

Jer 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:

Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.



Question 9:


9. The correct answer is “A.” As God commanded to Israel, Leviticus 23:3 is true and useful as instructions for righteousness.

ALL (not some) scripture is given by inspiration of God.

ALL (not some) scripture is profitable for doctrine.

ALL (not some) scripture is for rebuking and correction

ALL (not some) scripture is for INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS

2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.


When we understand and apply this, then and only then are we completely furnished unto all good works.



Question 10


10. The correct answer is “A.” According to scripture, Paul’s writings can be twisted by those ignorant and unstable to be carried away into the “error of the lawless” because his letters are hard to understand.

Peter realized many were making serious error in abolishing commandments of God and understood that a root cause of this error was often related to a misunderstanding of Paul’s letters.

2 Pe 3:15-17 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the scriptures. You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the lawless;

Peter did not state that Paul was a false prophet, schitzophrenic or hypicryte. Peter simply stated that Paul was difficult to understand and that ignorant and unstable people twist Paul’s letters into the error of lawlessness.

What we can then conclude is that Paul was not contradicting himself but instead we have just misunderstood him. We have made the error of the lawless because we are untaught and ignorant about what the rest of scripture teaches. Mainstream Christianity doctrine is unstable at best and is generated from a methodocogy of verse plucking scripture out of context and inserting our bias to create doctrines and interpretive frameworks that our flesh is more comfortable with. We then heap up a great number of these teachers to cater to our itching ears.

2 Tim:2-4 Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.  For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.
Instead, to suit their own desires, they will heap up around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.


When read from start to finish and with a solid foundation in the rest of scripture it is quickly understood that Paul’s letters completely agree with the rest of scripture.



Question 11


11. The correct answer is “A.” Keeping God’s law blesses us.

(Deut 11:26-27)(Ps 112:1)(Ps 119:1-2)(Ps 128:1)(Prov 8:32)(Is 56:2)(Mat 5:6)(Mat 5:10)(Luke 11:28)(Jam 1:25)(1 Pe 3:14)(Rev 22:14)


Question 12



12. The correct answer is “A.” We are to love God by keeping His commandments.

(Ex 20:6)(Deut 5:10)(Deut 7:10)(Deut 11:13)(Deut 11:22)(Deut 30:16)(Deut 6:5)(Lev 19:18)(Neh 1:5)(Dan 9:4)(Mat 22:35-37)(Matthew 10:39)(Mat 16:25)(Jo 14:15)(Jo 14:21)(Ro 13:9)(1 Jo 5:2-3)(2 Jo 1:6)


Question 13


13. The correct answer is “A.” When Jesus (Y’shua) returns there will still be sacrifices during the 1000 year reign.

(Zech 14:1-21)(Ezekiel 40-48)


Question 14


14. The correct answer is “A.” When Jesus (Y’shua) returns there will be those who will be punished for eating swine’s flesh.

Isa 66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.

Isa 66:16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

Isa 66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.

Isa 66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.



Question 15


15. The correct answer is “A.” When Jesus (Y’shua) returns we will be keeping the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) every year because nothing in God’s law has been abolished.

(Zech. 14)



Question 16


16. The correct answer is “A.” The whole purpose of man is to fear God and keep His commandments.

Ec 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

What is God's desire for you? To love Him with all of your heart, soul and mind (Deut. 6:5/Mat 22:7) How do we love God? By keeping His commandments (1 Jn 5:3/Jn 14:15/2 Jn 1:6) So we are to keep God's commandments with all of our heart, soul, and mind? Yes! Ec 12:13 is True. And we are to teach ALL nations the same (Mat 28:19-20), everything taught out of Moses' Seat (Mat 23:1-3)



Question 17


17. The correct answer is “A.” We know that we know God If we keep God’s commandments.

1Jn 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1Jn 2:4 He that says, I know him, and keeps not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1Jn 2:5 But whoso keeps his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

1Jn 2:6 He that says he abides in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.



Question 18


18. The correct answer is “A.” God stated several times that He hates to be worshipped in ways that the sun god’s were worshipped and His people practice pagan traditions.

Dt 12:30 Take heed to youself that you are not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before you; and that you do not enquire after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? We will do the same." You must not worship the LORD your God in their way!

Jer 10:2-4
Thus says the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot walk! Do not fear them, for they can do no harm, nor can they do any good."

Dt 12:4 You must not worship the LORD your God in their way.



Question 19


19. The correct answer is “A.” scripture says that we do not need teachers to teach us, that the Holy Spirit teaches us all things.

1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.



Question 20


20. The correct answer is “A.” Paul stated that he delights in God’s law and that we should continue in God’s law.

Ro 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

Ro 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish/continue (histemi) the law.

If nothing else, perhaps some of us have learned:

Ps 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
It is the "law of sin and death" that we are no longer in grace by faith (Romans 6-9).

Jon Sherman 7/1/10 v2
jon@119Ministries.com

7.30.2011

COME LET US GO UP TO THE MOUNTAIN

Isa 2:1 The word that Yeshayahu the son of Amots saw concerning Yehuḏah and Yerushalayim:
Isa 2:2 And it shall be in the latter days that the mountain of the House of יהוה is established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills. And all nations shall flow to it.
Isa 2:3 And many peoples shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of יהוה, to the House of the Elohim of Yaʽaqoḇ, and let Him teach1 us His ways1, and let us walk in His paths1, for out of Tsiyon comes forth the Torah1, and the Word1 of יהוה from Yerushalayim.” Footnote: 1His ways, His paths, the Torah, the teaching, and the Word of יהוה are used synonymously.
Isa 2:4 And He shall judge between the nations, and shall reprove many peoples. And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither teach battle any more.
Isa 2:5 O house of Yaʽaqoḇ, come and let us walk in the light of יהוה.
Isa 2:6 For You have forsaken Your people, the house of Yaʽaqoḇ, because they have been filled from the East, and practise magic like the Philistines (Palestinians), and they are pleased with the children of foreigners.
Isa 2:7 And their land is filled with silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures. And their land is filled with horses, and there is no end to their chariots.
Isa 2:8 And their land is filled with idols; they bow themselves to the work of their own hands, to what their own fingers have made.
Isa 2:9 And the lowly bows down, and the high is humbled; therefore You do not forgive them.
Isa 2:10 Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, because of the fear of יהוה and the splendour of His excellency.
Isa 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, the pride of men shall be bowed down, and יהוה alone shall be exalted in that day.
Isa 2:12 For יהוה of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up, so that it is brought low;
Isa 2:13 and against all the cedars of Leḇanon that are high and lifted up, and against all the oaks of Bashan;
Isa 2:14 and against all the high mountains, and against all the hills that are lifted up;
Isa 2:15 and against every lofty tower, and against every strong wall;
Isa 2:16 and against all the ships of Tarshish, and against all the desirable craft.
Isa 2:17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the pride of men shall be brought low. And יהוה alone shall be exalted in that day,
Isa 2:18 and the idols completely pass away.
Isa 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, from dread of יהוה and the splendour of His excellency, when He arises to shake the earth mightily.
Isa 2:20 In that day man shall throw away his idols of silver and his idols of gold, which they made, each for himself to worship, to the moles and bats,
Isa 2:21 to go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the crags of the rugged rocks, because of the fear of יהוה and the splendour of His excellency, when He arises to shake the earth mightily.
Isa 2:22 Cease from man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for in what is he to be reckoned upon?

There are some amazing promises here. But what is this speaking of? Has this already happened? Or is this a future event yet to be fulfilled? Let's examine the content, and look at parallel passages that speak of the same events elsewhere in the prophetic writings to answer these questions.

1. Who is this prophesy concerning? Yehuḏah and Yerushalayim.

2. When will this happen? in the latter days

3. What is going to happen? "the mountain of the House of יהוה is established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills. And all nations shall flow to it." Is this speaking of the physical land of the physical people of Judah (Jews and Israel) or is this speaking in vague, symbolical, analogical terms of a broader, more hard to pin down subject?

4. What else happens? "And many peoples shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of יהוה, to the House of the Elohim of Yaʽaqoḇ, and let Him teach1 us His ways1, and let us walk in His paths1, for out of Tsiyon comes forth the Torah1, and the Word1 of יהוה from Yerushalayim.” Footnote: 1His ways, His paths, the Torah, the teaching, and the Word of יהוה are used synonymously." Now, how did you answer the question in number 3? If you choose to understand this verse to not mean the obvious, the physical people of the tribe of Judah and the land of Israel, and you place the meaning of Tsiyon as "the church" (of course, your church, not the hundreds of other ones that are all wrong), then you have a problem with what comes next. Are we walking in His paths, the Torah (the law given to Moses and taught by Yahshua)? If you understand this to mean Jews and the land of Israel, then are you looking for a time when all nations flow to Jerusalem in the land of Israel and hear the Word, the Torah, His ways, taught in the house of God? Either way, there is no denying that what will be taught to all nations is the law God gave in the "old" testament writings.

5. Then what happens? "And He shall judge between the nations, and shall reprove many peoples. And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither teach battle any more." When is a judgment on the nations who came against Jerusalem, and a following time of uninterrupted peace anywhere in the course of history? It hasn't happened yet. Let's examine a huge theme in prophesy regarding this. It spans nearly all the prophetic writings.

Psa 94:10 He who disciplines the nations, Does He not reprove – The One teaching man knowledge?
Psa 96:10 Say among nations, “יהוה shall reign. The world also is established, immovable. He judges the peoples in straightness.”
Psa 110:6 He judges among the nations, He shall fill the nations with dead bodies, He shall crush the Head over the mighty earth!
Isa 42:1 “See, My Servant whom I uphold, My Chosen One My being has delighted in! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He brings forth right-ruling to the nations. (Obviously Yahshua)
Jer 10:10 But יהוה is truly Elohim. He is the living Elohim and the everlasting Sovereign. At His wrath the earth shakes, and nations are unable to stand His displeasure.
Jer 25:31 “Tumult shall come to the ends of the earth, for יהוה has a controversy with the nations. He shall enter into judgment with all flesh. The wrong He shall give to the sword,’ declares יהוה.”
Joe 3:9 Proclaim this among the gentiles, “Prepare for battle! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of battle draw near, let them come up.
Joe 3:10 “Beat your ploughshares into swords and your pruning-hooks into spears, let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ ”
Joe 3:11 Hasten and come, all you gentiles, and gather together all around. O יהוה, let Your mighty men come down here.
Joe 3:12 “Let the gentiles be aroused, and come up to the Valley of Yehoshaphat. For there I shall sit to judge all the gentiles on every side.
Joe 3:13 “Put in the sickle, for the harvest has grown ripe. Come, go down, for the winepress is filled, the vats overflow, for their evil is great.”
Joe 3:14 Crowds, crowds in the valley of decision! For the day of יהוה is near in the valley of decision.
Joe 3:15 Sun and moon shall become dark, and stars shall withdraw their brightness.
Joe 3:16 And יהוה shall roar from Tsiyon, and give forth His voice from Yerushalayim. And the heavens and earth shall shake, but יהוה shall be a refuge for His people, and a stronghold for the children of Yisra’ĕl.
Joe 3:17 “Then you shall know that I am יהוה your Elohim, dwelling in Tsiyon, My set-apart mountain1. And Yerushalayim shall be set-apart, and foreigners shall not pass through her again. Footnote: 1See v. 21 and Isa. 24:23.
Joe 3:18 “And it shall be in that day that the mountains drip with new wine, and the hills flow with milk. And all the streams of Yehuḏah shall be flooded with water, and a fountain flow from the House of יהוה and water the wadi Shittim.
Joe 3:19 “Mitsrayim shall become a ruin, and Eḏom a ruin, a wilderness, because of violence done to the people of Yehuḏah, whose innocent blood they shed in their land.
Joe 3:20 “But Yehuḏah shall dwell forever, and Yerushalayim to all generations.
Joe 3:21 “And I shall avenge their blood, which I have not avenged. And יהוה shall be dwelling in Tsiyon!”
Isa 24:1 See, יהוה is making the earth empty and making it waste, and shall overturn its surface, and shall scatter abroad its inhabitants.
Isa 24:2 And it shall be – as with the people so with the priest, as with the servant so with his master, as with the female servant so with her mistress, as with the buyer so with the seller, as with the lender so with the borrower, as with the creditor so with the debtor;
Isa 24:3 the earth is completely emptied and utterly plundered, for יהוה has spoken this word.
Isa 24:4 The earth shall mourn and wither, the world shall languish and wither, the haughty people of the earth shall languish.
Isa 24:5 For the earth has been defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the Torot1, changed2 the law, broken the everlasting covenant3. Footnotes: 1Torot - plural of Torah, teaching. 2Jer. 23:36. 3This is the only reason, according to all Scriptures, why the earth shall be burned in the day of judgment – see also 13:9, 13:11, 26:21, 66:24, Mic. 5:15, Zeph. 1:2-18.
Isa 24:6 Therefore a curse shall consume the earth, and those who dwell in it be punished. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth shall be burned, and few men shall be left.
Isa 24:7 The new wine shall fail, the vine shall languish, all those glad at heart shall sigh.
Isa 24:8 The joy of the tambourine shall cease, the noise of those who rejoice shall end, the joy of the lyre shall cease.
Isa 24:9 No more do they drink wine with a song, strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.
Isa 24:10 The deserted city shall be broken down, every house shall be shut, no one enters.
Isa 24:11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy shall be darkened, the gladness of the earth shall be gone.
Isa 24:12 The city is left in ruins, and the gate is stricken with destruction.
Isa 24:13 For thus it is to be in the midst of the earth among the peoples, like the shaking of an olive tree, like the gleaning of grapes when the grape harvest is done.
Isa 24:14 They lift up their voice, they sing of the excellency of יהוה, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
Isa 24:15 Therefore praise יהוה in the east, the Name of יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl in the coastlands of the sea.
Isa 24:16 From the ends of the earth we shall hear songs, “Splendour to the Righteous One!” But I say, “I waste away, I waste away! Woe to me! The treacherous betray, with treachery the treacherous betray.”
Isa 24:17 Fear and the pit and the snare are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth.
Isa 24:18 And it shall be that he who flees from the noise of the fear falls into the pit, and he who comes up from the midst of the pit is caught in the snare. For the windows from on high shall be opened, and the foundations of the earth be shaken.
Isa 24:19 The earth shall be utterly broken, the earth shall be completely shattered, the earth shall be fiercely shaken.
Isa 24:20 The earth shall stagger like a drunkard. And it shall totter like a hut, and its transgression shall be heavy upon it, and it shall fall, and not rise again.
Isa 24:21 And in that day it shall be that יהוה punishes on high the host of exalted ones, and on the earth the sovereigns of the earth.
Isa 24:22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and be punished after many days.
Isa 24:23 And the moon shall blush, and the sun shall be ashamed, for יהוה of hosts shall reign on Mount Tsiyon, and in Yerushalayim, and before His elders, in esteem!
Isa 25:1 O יהוה, You are my Elohim. I exalt You, I praise Your Name, for You shall do a wonder – counsels of long ago, trustworthiness, truth.
Isa 25:2 For You shall make a city a heap, a walled city a ruin, a palace of foreigners to be a city no more – never to be rebuilt.

Hab 3:6 He shall stand and measure the earth. He shall look and shake the nations. And the ancient mountains are shattered, The age-old hills shall bow. His ways are everlasting.
Zep 2:11 יהוה shall be awesome to them, for He shall make all the mighty ones of the earth to shrivel, while all the coastlands of the nations bow down to Him, each one from his place.
Zep 3:6 “I have cut off nations, their corner towers are in ruins. I have made their streets deserted, with no one passing by. Their cities are destroyed, without man, without inhabitant.
Zep 3:7 “I have said, ‘Only fear Me, accept instruction.’ And her dwelling would not be cut off, all that I have appointed for her. But they rose up early, they corrupted all their deeds.
Zep 3:8 “Therefore wait for Me,” declares יהוה, “until the day I rise up for plunder. For My judgment is to gather nations, to assemble reigns, to pour out on them My rage, all my burning wrath. For by the fire of My jealousy all the earth shall be consumed.
Zep 3:9 “For then I shall turn unto the peoples a clean lip1, so that they all call on the Name of יהוה, to serve Him with one shoulder. Footnote: 1Or language.
Zep 3:10 “From beyond the rivers of Kush my worshippers, the daughter of My dispersed ones, shall bring My offering.
Zep 3:11 “In that day you shall not be put to shame for any of your deeds in which you have transgressed against Me, for then I shall remove from your midst your proud exulting ones, and you shall no more be haughty in My set-apart mountain.
Zep 3:12 “But I shall leave in your midst an oppressed and poor people, and they shall trust in the Name of יהוה.
Zep 3:13 “The remnant of Yisra’ĕl shall do no unrighteousness and speak no falsehood1, nor is a tongue of deceit found in their mouth. For they shall feed their flocks and lie down, with none to frighten them.” Footnote: 1Rev. 14:5.
Zep 3:14 Shout for joy, O daughter of Tsiyon! Shout, O Yisra’ĕl! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Yerushalayim!
Zep 3:15 יהוה has turned aside your judgments. He has faced your enemy. The Sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, יהוה, is in your midst1. No longer need you fear evil. Footnote: 1See v. 17, Isa 12:6.
Zep 3:16 In that day it shall be said to Yerushalayim, “Do not fear, Tsiyon, do not let your hands be weak.
Zep 3:17 “יהוה your Elohim in your midst, is mighty to save. He rejoices over you with joy, He is silent in His love, He rejoices over you with singing.”
Zep 3:18 “I shall gather those who grieve about the appointed place, who are among you, to whom its reproach is a burden.
Zep 3:19 “See, I am dealing with all those afflicting you at that time. And I shall save the lame, and gather those who were cast out. And I shall give them for a praise and for a name in all the earth where they were put to shame.
Zep 3:20 “At that time I shall bring you in, even at the time I gather you, for I shall give you for a name, and for a praise, among all the peoples of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes,” said יהוה.
Zec 12:3 “And in that day it shall be that I make Yerushalayim a very heavy stone for all peoples – all lifting it are severely injured. And all the nations of the earth shall be gathered against it.
Zec 12:4 “In that day,” declares יהוה, “I smite every horse with bewilderment and its rider with madness. And on the house of Yehuḏah I open My eyes, but every horse of the peoples I smite with blindness.
Zec 12:5 “And the leaders of Yehuḏah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Yerushalayim are a strength to me, through יהוה of hosts, their Elohim.’
Zec 12:6 “In that day I make the leaders of Yehuḏah like a fire pot among trees, and like a torch of fire in the sheaves. And they shall consume all the peoples all around, on the right and on the left. And Yerushalayim shall dwell again in her own place, in Yerushalayim.
Zec 12:7 “And יהוה shall save the tents of Yehuḏah first, so that the comeliness of the house of Dawiḏ and the comeliness of the inhabitants of Yerushalayim would not become greater than that of Yehuḏah.
Zec 12:8 “In that day יהוה shall shield the inhabitants of Yerushalayim. And the feeble among them in that day shall be like Dawiḏ, and the house of Dawiḏ like Elohim, like the Messenger of יהוה before them!
Zec 12:9 “And it shall be in that day that I seek to destroy all the gentiles that come against Yerushalayim.
Zec 12:10 “And I shall pour on the house of Dawiḏ and on the inhabitants of Yerushalayim a spirit of favour and prayers. And they shall look on Me whom they pierced, and they shall mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son. And they shall be in bitterness over Him as a bitterness over the first-born. (Jews accepting the Messiah)

So by now we should be expecting a time when a massive force consisting of a huge coalition of nations (hint, hint, United Nations) will come against Israel. Not just Rome, who already had control of the Jews and Israel at the time of AD 70, and if you recall the outcome of that was the destruction of the Jewish nation and following two thousand years of persecution and racist behavior thanks to the Roman Catholic Church and all it's spin-offs. There has not been a time like what is foretold in massive amounts of prophesy regarding this future event. So, when will we go up to the mountain? And who will teach us there? And what will be taught? Let's keep investigating. What else happens in Isa 2? Isa 2:10 Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, because of the fear of יהוה and the splendour of His excellency.
Isa 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, the pride of men shall be bowed down, and יהוה alone shall be exalted in that day.
Isa 2:12 For יהוה of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up, so that it is brought low;
Isa 2:13 and against all the cedars of Leḇanon that are high and lifted up, and against all the oaks of Bashan;
Isa 2:14 and against all the high mountains, and against all the hills that are lifted up;
Isa 2:15 and against every lofty tower, and against every strong wall;
Isa 2:16 and against all the ships of Tarshish, and against all the desirable craft.
Isa 2:17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the pride of men shall be brought low. And יהוה alone shall be exalted in that day,
Isa 2:18 and the idols completely pass away.
Isa 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, from dread of יהוה and the splendour of His excellency, when He arises to shake the earth mightily.

In order to pin down at what time Isaiah 2 will happen, and get more details of events surrounding it, we need to investigate some more scriptures using similar wording. Look at the subject prophesied now, the fear of the nations as they see their doom / judgment coming. The proud will be cast down, everything man has made, every idol, city, great work of man, and every powerful man or army or corporation, will be cast down before Yahshua the King coming into His physical Kingdom in the physical land of Israel, with the physical Jewish people who believe, and all Israel, grafted, adopted, by faith in Messiah. Let me prove this with scripture:

Rev 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Rev 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Rev 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. (Isa 24)
Rev 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; (Is 2:19)
Rev 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
Rev 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Luk 23:30 “Then they shall begin ‘to say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!” ’

Who is the Lamb? When does He execute His wrath on the mighty ones of the earth? When He rises to shake the earth mightily. When He comes with His army of saints in His cloud of glory.

Zec 14:1 See, a day shall come for יהוה, and your spoil shall be divided in your midst.
Zec 14:2 And I shall gather all the gentiles to battle against Yerushalayim1. And the city shall be taken, the houses plundered, and the women ravished. Half of the city (the UN is working on doing this as we speak) shall go into exile, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Footnote: 1Joel 3:2, Zeph. 3:8, Rev. 16:14.
Zec 14:3 And יהוה shall go forth, and He shall fight against those gentiles, as He fights in the day of battle.
Zec 14:4 And in that day His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives, which faces Yerushalayim on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, a very great valley, and half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south.
Zec 14:5 And you shall flee to the valley of My mountain – for the valley of the mountains reaches to Atsal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziyah sovereign of Yehuḏah. And יהוה my Elohim shall come – all the set-apart ones with You.
Zec 14:6 And in that day it shall be: there is no light, it is dark.
Zec 14:7 And it shall be one day which is known to יהוה, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light.
Zec 14:8 And in that day it shall be that living waters flow from Yerushalayim1, half of them toward the eastern sea and half of them toward the western sea, in summer as well as in winter. Footnote: 1Rev. 22:1-2.
Zec 14:9 And יהוה shall be Sovereign over all the earth1. In that day there shall be one יהוה, and His Name one. Footnote: 1Isa. 24:23, Dan. 2:44, Rev. 11:15.
Zec 14:10 All the land shall be changed into a desert plain from Geḇa to Rimmon south of Yerushalayim, and she shall be raised up and inhabited in her place from Binyamin’s Gate to the place of the First Gate and the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Ḥanan’ĕl to the winepresses of the sovereign.
Zec 14:11 And they shall dwell in her, and there shall be no more utter destruction1, but Yerushalayim shall be safely inhabited. Footnote: 1Mal. 4:6.
Zec 14:12 And this is the plague with which יהוה plagues all the people who fought against Yerushalayim: their flesh shall decay while they stand on their feet, and their eyes decay in their sockets, and their tongues decay in their mouths.
Zec 14:13 And it shall be in that day that a great confusion from יהוה is among them, and everyone of them shall seize the hand of his neighbour, and his hand rise up against his neighbour’s hand.
Zec 14:14 And Yehuḏah shall fight at Yerushalayim as well. And the wealth of all the gentiles round about shall be gathered together: gold, and silver, and garments in great quantities.
Zec 14:15 So also is the plague on the horse and the mule, on the camel and the donkey, and on all the cattle that are in those camps – as this plague.
Zec 14:16 And it shall be that all who are left from all the gentiles which came up against Yerushalayim, shall go up from year to year to bow themselves to the Sovereign, יהוה of hosts, and to observe the Festival of Booths.
Zec 14:17 And it shall be, that if anyone of the clans of the earth does not come up to Yerushalayim to bow himself to the Sovereign, יהוה of hosts, on them there is to be no rain.
Zec 14:18 And if the clan of Mitsrayim does not come up and enter in, then there is no rain. On them is the plague with which יהוה plagues the gentiles who do not come up to observe the Festival of Booths.
Zec 14:19 This is the punishment of Mitsrayim and the punishment of all the gentiles that do not come up to observe the Festival of Booths.

The keeping of the Feast of Booths is in the law of Moses and was kept by Yahshua and His disciples. In the time when this happens, it will be required to be observed and a physical plague will come on the disobedient.

Now, look at how this series of events is reinforced, as nearly the same Word from YHWH comes to a different prophet:


Mic 4:1 And in the latter days it shall be that the mountain of the House of יהוה is established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills. And peoples shall flow to it.
Mic 4:2 And many nations shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of יהוה, to the House of the Elohim of Yaʽaqoḇ, and let Him teach us His ways, and let us walk in His paths. For out of Tsiyon comes forth the Torah, and the word of יהוה from Yerushalayim1.” Footnote: 1Isa. 2:3.
Mic 4:3 And He shall judge among many peoples, and reprove strong nations afar off. They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks – nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither teach battle any more. (not happened yet, we've had nothing but war since the cross)
Mic 4:4 But each one shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree, with no one to make them afraid, for the mouth of יהוה of hosts has spoken.
Mic 4:5 For all the peoples walk, each one in the name of his mighty one, but we walk in the Name of יהוה our Elohim forever and ever1. Footnote: 1Zech. 10:12.
Mic 4:6 “In that day,” declares יהוה, “I gather the lame, and I bring together the outcast and those whom I have afflicted. (seeing a massive theme with this as well by now?)
Mic 4:7 “And I shall make the lame a remnant, and the outcast a strong nation. And יהוה shall reign over them in Mount Tsiyon1, from now on and forever. Footnote: 1Isa. 24:23.
Mic 4:8 “And you, O tower of the flock, stronghold of the daughter of Tsiyon, it shall come to you, the former rule shall come, the reign of the daughter of Yerushalayim.”
Mic 4:9 Now why do you cry aloud? Is there no sovereign in you? Has your counsellor perished? For pain has gripped you like a woman in labour.
Mic 4:10 Be in pain, and deliver, O daughter of Tsiyon, like a woman in labour. For now you are to leave the city, and you shall dwell in the field. And you shall go to Baḇel, there you shall be delivered, there יהוה shall redeem you from the hand of your enemies.
Mic 4:11 And now, many gentiles shall be gathered against you, who are saying, “Let her be defiled, and let our eyes look upon Tsiyon!”
Mic 4:12 But they do not know the thoughts of יהוה, nor do they understand His counsel. For He has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing-floor.
Mic 4:13 “Arise and thresh, O daughter of Tsiyon, for I make your horn iron and your hooves bronze. And you shall beat many peoples into pieces, and I shall seclude their gain to יהוה, and their wealth to the Master of all the earth.”

Mic 5:1 Now you are raided, O daughter of raiders, a siege has been laid against us. They strike the Judge of Yisra’ĕl with a rod on the cheek.
Mic 5:2 “But you, Bĕyth Leḥem Ephrathah, you who are little among the clans of Yehuḏah, out of you shall come forth to Me the One to become Ruler in Yisra’ĕl. And His comings forth1 are of old, from everlasting.” Footnote: 1Or His appearances.
Mic 5:3 Therefore He shall give them up, until the time that she who is in labour has given birth, and the remnant of His brothers return to the children of Yisra’ĕl.
Mic 5:4 And He shall stand and shepherd1 in the strength of יהוה, in the excellency of the Name of יהוה His Elohim. And they shall dwell, for at that time He shall be great, to the ends of the earth. Footnote: 1Ezek. 34:13-14.
Mic 5:5 And this shall be peace. When Ashshur comes into our land, and when he treads in our palaces, we shall raise against him seven shepherds and eight leaders of men.
Mic 5:6 And they shall shepherd the land of Ashshur with the sword, and the land of Nimroḏ at its entrances. And He shall deliver us from Ashshur, when he comes into our land and when he treads within our borders.
Mic 5:7 And the remnant of Yaʽaqoḇ shall be in the midst of many peoples, as dew from יהוה, as showers on the grass, which do not wait for man nor delay for the sons of men.
Mic 5:8 And the remnant of Yaʽaqoḇ shall be among the gentiles, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of a forest, like a young lion among flocks of sheep, who, if he passes through, shall both tread down and shall tear, and there is no one to deliver.
Mic 5:9 Let your hand be lifted up against your adversaries, and all your enemies be cut off.
Mic 5:10 “And it shall be in that day,” declares יהוה, “that I shall cut off your horses out of your midst, and I shall destroy your chariots.
Mic 5:11 “And I shall cut off the cities of your land, and I shall pull down all your strongholds.
Mic 5:12 “And I shall cut off witchcrafts out of your hand, and let you have no magicians.
Mic 5:13 “And I shall cut off your carved images, and your pillars from your midst, so that you no longer bow down to the work of your hands.
Mic 5:14 “And I shall pluck your Ashĕrim out of your midst, and I shall destroy your cities.
Mic 5:15 “And I shall take vengeance in wrath and rage on the gentiles who did not obey.”

Mic 7:13 But the earth shall become a waste because of those who dwell in it, and for the fruit of their deeds.
Mic 7:14 Shepherd Your people with Your rod, the flock of Your inheritance, who dwell alone in a forest, in the midst of Karmel. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilʽaḏ, as in days of old.
Mic 7:15 “As in the days when you came out of the land of Mitsrayim, I shall let him see wonders.” (more on this topic later)

As before, let's look at similar verses to pin down the time frame this will happen and see more events that surround these events and or describe them in more detail.

Zec 10:3 “My wrath burns against the shepherds, and I lay a charge against the leaders. For יהוה of hosts shall visit His flock, the house of Yehuḏah, and make them like His splendid horse in battle.
Zec 10:4 “From him comes the corner-stone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler, together.
Zec 10:5 “And they shall be like mighty men, who trample down the mud of the streets in the battle. And they shall fight because יהוה is with them, and the riders on horses shall be put to shame.
Zec 10:6 “And I shall make the house of Yehuḏah mighty, and save the house of Yosĕph. And I shall bring them back, because I have compassion on them. And they shall be as though I had not pushed them aside. For I am יהוה their Elohim, and I answer them.
Zec 10:7 “And Ephrayim shall be as a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as if with wine. And their children shall see and rejoice, their heart exulting in יהוה.
Zec 10:8 “I shall whistle for them and gather them, for I shall ransom them. And they shall increase as they once increased.
Zec 10:9 “Though I sow them among peoples, they shall remember Me in places far away. And they shall live, together with their children, and they shall return.
Zec 10:10 “And I shall bring them back from the land of Mitsrayim, and gather them from Ashshur, and bring them into the land of Gilʽaḏ and Leḇanon, until no more room is found for them.
Zec 10:11 “And He shall pass through the sea of distress, and strike the waves of the sea, and all the depths of the River shall dry up. And the pride of Ashshur shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Mitsrayim be taken away. (Mitsrayim is Egypt)
Zec 10:12 “And I shall make them mighty in יהוה, so that they walk up and down in His Name,” declares יהוה.

Jer 23:1 “Woe to the shepherds destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture!”1 declares יהוה. Footnote: 1See 10:21, 50:5-6, Ezek. 34:1-23, Zech. 10:2, Mt. 9:36.
Jer 23:2 Therefore thus said יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl against the shepherds who feed My people, “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and have not tended them. See, I am punishing you for the evil of your deeds,” declares יהוה.
Jer 23:3 “Therefore I shall gather the remnant of My flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and shall bring them back to their fold. And they shall bear and increase.
Jer 23:4 “And I shall raise up shepherds over them, and they shall feed them.1 And they shall fear no more, nor be discouraged, nor shall they be lacking,” declares יהוה. Footnote: 1See 3:14-17.
Jer 23:5 “See, the days are coming,” declares יהוה, “when I shall raise for Dawiḏ a Branch1 of righteousness, and a Sovereign shall reign and act wisely, and shall do right-ruling and righteousness in the earth. Footnote: 1Or sprout. (This is Messiah)
Jer 23:6 “In His days Yehuḏah shall be saved, and Yisra’ĕl dwell safely. And this is His Name whereby He shall be called: ‘יהוה our Righteousness.’
Jer 23:7 “Therefore, see, the days are coming,” declares יהוה, “when they shall say no more, ‘As יהוה lives who brought up the children of Yisra’ĕl out of the land of Mitsrayim,’
Jer 23:8 but, ‘As יהוה lives who brought up and led the seed of the house of Yisra’ĕl out of the land of the north and from all the lands where I had driven them.’ And they shall dwell on their own soil.” (showing wonders, like the first exodus. This makes two verses tying a connection with the first exodus and another future one that is greater. Now for the third witness to this....)

Jer 16:14 “Therefore see, the days are coming,” declares יהוה, “when it is no longer said, ‘יהוה lives who brought up the children of Yisra’ĕl from the land of Mitsrayim,’
Jer 16:15 but, ‘יהוה lives who brought up the children of Yisra’ĕl from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I shall bring them back into their land I gave to their fathers. (because it's a covenant made with Abraham and his descendants, and YHWH can't break promises.)
Jer 16:16 “See, I am sending for many fishermen,” declares יהוה, “and they shall fish them. And after that I shall send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
Jer 16:17 “For My eyes are on all their ways; they have not been hidden from My face, nor has their crookedness been hidden from My eyes.
Jer 16:18 “And first I shall repay double for their crookedness and their sin, because they have defiled My land with the dead bodies of their disgusting matters, and have filled My inheritance with their abominations.”
Jer 16:19 O יהוה, my strength and my stronghold and my refuge, in the day of distress the gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers have inherited only falsehood, futility, and there is no value in them.”1 Footnote: 1See Ps. 147:19, Isa. 2:3, Isa. 60:2-3, John 4:22, Rom. 2:20, Rom. 3:2, Rom. 9:4.
Jer 16:20 Would a man make mighty ones for himself, which are not mighty ones?
Jer 16:21 “Therefore see, I am causing them to know, this time I cause them to know My hand and My might. And they shall know that My Name is יהוה!”

And another verse showing the prophetic nature of the exodus with the future of Israel and the return of the Messiah....

Eze 20:33 “As I live,” declares the Master יהוה, “do not I, with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out, reign over you?
Eze 20:34 “And I shall bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the lands where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out.
Eze 20:35 “And I shall bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and shall enter into judgment with you face to face there.
Eze 20:36 “As I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Mitsrayim, so I shall enter into judgment with you,” declares the Master יהוה.
Eze 20:37 “And I shall make you pass under the rod, and shall bring you into the bond of the covenant,
Eze 20:38 and purge the rebels from among you, and those who transgress against Me. From the land where they sojourn I bring them out, but they shall not come into the land of Yisra’ĕl. And you shall know that I am יהוה.
Eze 20:39 “As for you, O house of Yisra’ĕl,” thus said the Master יהוה, “Go, serve each of you his idols, and afterwards, if you are not listening to Me. But do not profane My set-apart Name any more with your gifts and your idols.
Eze 20:40 “For on My set-apart mountain, on the mountain height of Yisra’ĕl,” declares the Master יהוה, “there all the house of Yisra’ĕl, all of them in the land, shall serve Me. There I shall accept them, and there I shall require your offerings and the first-fruits of your offerings, together with all your set-apart gifts.
Eze 20:41 “As a sweet fragrance I shall accept you when I bring you out from the peoples. And I shall gather you out of the lands where you have been scattered. And I shall be set-apart in you before the gentiles.
Eze 20:42 “And you shall know that I am יהוה, when I bring you into the land of Yisra’ĕl, into the land for which I lifted My hand in an oath to give to your fathers.
Eze 20:43 “And there you shall remember your ways and all your deeds with which you were defiled. And you shall loathe yourselves in your own sight because of all the evils that you did.

Isa 11:1 And a Rod shall come forth from the stump of Yishai, and a Sprout from his roots shall bear fruit.
Isa 11:2 The Spirit of יהוה shall rest upon Him – the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of יהוה,
Isa 11:3 and shall make Him breathe in the fear of יהוה. And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears.
Isa 11:4 But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and shall decide with straightness for the meek ones of the earth, and shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth, and slay the wrong with the breath of His lips.
Isa 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of His loins, and trustworthiness the girdle of His waist.
Isa 11:6 And a wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and a leopard lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child leads them.
Isa 11:7 And cow and bear shall feed, their young ones lie down together, and a lion eat straw like an ox.
Isa 11:8 And the nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the adder’s den.
Isa 11:9 They do no evil nor destroy in all My set-apart mountain, for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of יהוה as the waters cover the sea1. (because the knowledge of YHWH is the Torah which will go forth from Tsiyon) Footnote: 1Hab. 2:14.
Isa 11:10 And in that day (what day? when He died on the cross, or when He returns?) there shall be a Root of Yishai, standing as a banner to the people. Unto Him the gentiles1 shall seek, and His rest shall be esteem. Footnote: 1Or nations.
Isa 11:11 And it shall be in that day that יהוה sets His hand again a second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left, from Ashshur and from Mitsrayim, from Pathros and from Kush, from Ěylam and from Shinʽar, from Ḥamath and from the islands of the sea.
Isa 11:12 And He shall raise a banner for the nations, and gather the outcasts of Yisra’ĕl, and assemble the dispersed of Yehuḏah from the four corners of the earth. (How many times had YHWH gathered the children of Israel and Judah when Yahshua died on the cross? Answer: one. What does this say? He gathers them a SECOND TIME. Clearly this chapter spans the work of Messiah across both His appearing two thousand years ago and the coming one.)
Isa 11:13 And the envy of Ephrayim shall turn aside, and the adversaries of Yehuḏah be cut off. Ephrayim shall not envy Yehuḏah, and Yehuḏah not trouble Ephrayim.
Isa 11:14 But they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines toward the west; together they plunder the people of the east, their hand stretching forth on Eḏom and Mo’aḇ, and the children of Ammon shall be subject to them. (Didn't happen at AD 70!)
Isa 11:15 And יהוה shall put under the ban the tongue of the Sea of Mitsrayim, and He shall wave His hand over the River with the might of His Spirit, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and shall cause men to tread it in sandals.
Isa 11:16 And there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people, those left from Ashshur, as it was for Yisra’ĕl in the day when he came up from the land of Mitsrayim. (And there we have another reference tying the first exodus with a second one to come, at the coming of Messiah. Now for one more, this time by Messiah Himself, the gathering, the second exodus at His coming....)

Mat 24:29 “And immediately after the distress1 of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. (sound familiar) Footnote:1Or pressure.
Mat 24:30 “And then the sign of the Son of Aḏam shall appear in the heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Son of Aḏam coming on the clouds of the heaven with power and much esteem.
Mat 24:31 “And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Who will go up to the Mountain??

Isa 56:1 Thus said יהוה, “Guard right-ruling, and do righteousness, for near is My deliverance to come, and My righteousness to be revealed.
Isa 56:2 “Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it, guarding the Sabbath lest he profane it, and guarding his hand from doing any evil.
Isa 56:3 “And let not the son of the foreigner who has joined himself to יהוה speak, saying, ‘יהוה has certainly separated me from His people,’ nor let the eunuch say, ‘Look I am a dry tree.’ ”
Isa 56:4 For thus said יהוה, “To the eunuchs who guard My Sabbaths, and have chosen what pleases Me, and hold fast to My covenant:
Isa 56:5 to them I shall give in My house and within My walls a place and a name better than that of sons and daughters – I give them an everlasting name that is not cut off.
Isa 56:6 “Also the sons of the foreigner who join themselves to יהוה, to serve Him, and to love the Name of יהוה, to be His servants, all who guard the Sabbath, and not profane it, and hold fast to My covenant –
Isa 56:7 them I shall bring to My set-apart mountain, and let them rejoice in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their slaughterings are accepted on My altar, for My house is called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”
Isa 56:8 The Master יהוה, who gathers the outcasts of Yisra’ĕl, declares, “I gather still others to him besides those who are gathered to him.”


Isa 57:13 “When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you. But the wind shall bear them all away, a breath take them. But he who takes refuge in Me shall inherit the land, and possess My set-apart mountain.”

Psa 24:1 The earth belongs to יהוה, And all that fills it – The world and those who dwell in it.
Psa 24:2 For He has founded it upon the seas, And upon the waters He does establish it.
Psa 24:3 Who does go up into the mountain of יהוה? And who does stand in His set-apart place?
Psa 24:4 He who has innocent hands and a clean heart, Who did not bring his life to naught, And did not swear deceivingly.
Psa 24:5 He receives a blessing from יהוה, And righteousness from the Elohim of his deliverance.
Psa 24:6 This is the generation of those who seek Him; Yaʽaqoḇ, who seek Your face. Selah.
Psa 24:7 Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And let the Sovereign of esteem come in.
Psa 24:8 Who is this Sovereign of esteem? יהוה strong and mighty, יהוה mighty in battle.
Psa 24:9 Lift up your heads, O you gates! Even lift up, you everlasting doors! And let the Sovereign of esteem come in.
Psa 24:10 Who is this Sovereign of esteem? יהוה of hosts, He is the Sovereign of esteem! Selah.

Another theme we keep seeing is the reference to the re-founding of Tsiyon (Jerusalem) at this time as a birth:

Isa 66:1 Thus said יהוה, “The heavens are My throne, and the earth is My footstool. Where is this house that you build for Me? And where is this place of My rest?
Isa 66:2 “And all these My hand have made, and all these that exist,” declares יהוה. “Yet to such a one I look: on him who is poor and bruised of spirit, and who trembles at My Word.
Isa 66:3 “But whoever slaughters the bull slays a man; whoever slaughters the lamb breaks a dog’s neck; whoever brings a grain offering – pig’s blood; whoever burns incense blesses an idol. Indeed, they have chosen their own ways, and their being delights in their abominations.
Isa 66:4 “I shall also choose their punishments, and bring their fears on them. Because I called, but no one answered. I spoke and they did not hear, and they did evil before My eyes, and chose what was displeasing to Me.”
Isa 66:5 Hear the Word of יהוה, you who tremble at His Word, “Your brothers who hate you, who cast you out for My Name’s sake, said, ‘Let יהוה be esteemed, so that we see your joy.’ But they are put to shame.”
Isa 66:6 “A roaring sound from the city, a voice from the Hĕḵal, the voice of יהוה, repaying His enemies!
Isa 66:7 “Before she laboured, she gave birth; before a pain came to her, she was delivered of a male child.
Isa 66:8 “Who has heard the like of this? Who has seen the like of these? Is a land brought forth in one day? Is a nation born at once? For as soon as Tsiyon laboured, she gave birth to her children.
Isa 66:9 “Shall I bring to birth, and not give delivery?” says יהוה. “Shall I who give delivery restrain birth?” said your Elohim.
Isa 66:10 “Rejoice with Yerushalayim, and be glad with her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn for her;
Isa 66:11 so that you feed, and shall be satisfied with the breast of her comforts, so that you drink deeply, and shall delight yourselves in her overflowing esteem.”
Isa 66:12 For thus said יהוה, “See, I am extending peace to her like a river, and the esteem of the gentiles like a flowing stream. And you shall feed; you shall be carried on the side, and be fondled on her knees.
Isa 66:13 “As one whom his mother comforts, so I comfort you. And in Yerushalayim you are comforted.”
Isa 66:14 “And you shall see, and your heart shall rejoice, and your bones flourish as tender grass. And the hand of יהוה shall be known to His servants, and His displeasure to His enemies.
Isa 66:15 “For look, יהוה comes with fire and with His chariots, like a whirlwind, to render His displeasure with burning, and His rebuke with flames of fire.
Isa 66:16 “For by fire and by His sword יהוה shall judge all flesh, and the slain of יהוה shall be many –
Isa 66:17 those who set themselves apart and cleanse themselves at the gardens after ‘One’ in the midst, eating flesh of pigs1 and the abomination and the mouse, are snatched away, together,” declares יהוה. Footnote: 1See 65:4.
Isa 66:18 “And I, because of their works and their imaginations, am coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My esteem.
Isa 66:19 “And I shall set a sign among them, and shall send some of those who escape to the nations – Tarshish and Pul and Luḏ, who draw the bow, and Tuḇal and Yawan, the coastlands afar off who have not heard My report nor seen My esteem. And they shall declare My esteem among the gentiles.
Isa 66:20 “And they shall bring all your brothers as an offering to יהוה out of all the gentiles, on horses and in chariots and in litters, on mules and on camels, to My set-apart mountain Yerushalayim,” declares יהוה, “as the children of Yisra’ĕl bring an offering in a clean vessel into the House of יהוה.
Isa 66:21 “And from them too I shall take for priests – for Lĕwites,” declares יהוה.
Isa 66:22 “For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make stand before Me,” declares יהוה, “so your seed and your name shall stand.
Isa 66:23 “And it shall be that from New Moon to New Moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” declares יהוה.
Isa 66:24 “And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me1. For their worm shall not die, and their fire not be quenched. And they shall be repulsive to all flesh!” Footnote: 1See 24:6, 34:2-3, Ps. 110:6, Jer. 25:33.

Rev 12:1 And a great sign was seen in the heaven: a woman clad with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
Rev 12:2 And being pregnant, she cried out in labour and in pain to give birth.
Rev 12:3 And another sign was seen in the heaven: and see, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads.
Rev 12:4 And his tail draws a third of the stars of the heaven and throws them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, to devour her child as soon as it was born.
Rev 12:5 And she bore a male child1 who was to shepherd all nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught away to Elohim and to His throne. Footnote: 1Isa. 66:7.
Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by Elohim, to be nourished there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
Rev 12:7 And there came to be fighting in the heaven: Miḵa’ĕl and his messengers fought against the dragon. And the dragon and his messengers fought,
Rev 12:8 but they were not strong enough, nor was a place found for them in the heaven any longer.
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was thrown out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who leads all the world astray. He was thrown to the earth, and his messengers were thrown out with him.
Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in the heaven, “Now have come the deliverance and the power and the reign of our Elohim,1 and the authority of His Messiah, for the accuser of our brothers, who accused them before our Elohim day and night, has been thrown down. Footnote: 1See 11:15.
Rev 12:11 “And they overcame him because of the Blood of the Lamb, and because of the Word of their witness, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Rev 12:12 “Because of this rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has little time.”
Rev 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.
Rev 12:14 And the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, to fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
Rev 12:15 And out of his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river after the woman, to cause her to be swept away by the river.
Rev 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
Rev 12:17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to fight with the remnant of her seed, those guarding the commands of Elohim and possessing the witness of יהושע Messiah.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of Elohim,
Rom 8:17 and if children, also heirs – truly heirs of Elohim, and co-heirs with Messiah, if indeed we suffer with Him, in order that we also be exalted together.
Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the esteem that is to be revealed in us.
Rom 8:19 For the intense longing1 of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of Elohim. Footnote: 1Lit. anxiously looking with outstretched head.
Rom 8:20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not from choice, but because of Him who subjected it, in anticipation,
Rom 8:21 that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage to corruption into the esteemed freedom of the children of Elohim.
Rom 8:22 For we know that all the creation groans together, and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
Rom 8:23 And not only so, but even we ourselves who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, we ourselves also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.


A few more verses explaining the Mountain:

Zec 8:1 And the word of יהוה of hosts came, saying,
Zec 8:2 “Thus said יהוה of hosts, ‘I shall be jealous for Tsiyon with great jealousy, with great wrath I shall be jealous for her.’
Zec 8:3 “Thus said יהוה, ‘I shall return to Tsiyon, and I shall dwell in the midst of Yerushalayim1. And Yerushalayim shall be called: City of the Truth, and the Mountain of יהוה of hosts, the Set-apart Mountain.’ Footnote: 1Isa. 12:6.
Zec 8:4 “Thus said יהוה of hosts, ‘Again old men and old women shall dwell in the streets of Yerushalayim, each one with his staff in his hand because of great age,
Zec 8:5 and the streets of the city shall be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets.’

Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the set-apart Yerushalayim, descending out of the h