That was the sound of the shofar and at the journey or movement of the Ark, Moses would exclaim: “: “Arise, O LORD! Let Your enemies be scattered, and let those who hate You flee before You!’’
Shalom – shalom; peace in the name of Yeshua. This is Crystal Sharpe and welcome to the Ancient Scrolls program. (March 3, 2019)
I am still in the process of putting these teachings on a website called Ancient Scrolls online.com.
Today we are going to continue talking about the 70 nations. The Word has many instances of the number 70 and we will bring up some of the passages related to the number 70. We should have time to talk about the Gog/Magog war and the Lord’s feast of Tabernacles.
I will recite the Shema. Shema means to hear, to understand, to obey: Shema, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. The first commandment is to love the Lord Your God with all Your heart, with all Your soul and with all Your strength.
I thank You for being God. You are the King of the universe, King over the heaven and earth. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and those who dwell therein. Psalm 24 I ask that You would cleanse me from all unrighteousness so that our prayers will not be hindered. We desire our prayers to ascend and be effective against the kingdom of darkness.
We pray for Your people who are suffering in the nations. We pray for a release of Your supernatural strength to Your people to be able to endure the hatred, the persecution, torture and death. Governments reject You and therefore reject Your people that represent You. What they do to Your people is what they would do to You, Father, Creator God. Have mercy on Your people.
We pray for Your remnant in this nation, those who love and embrace Your truth. These are Your people who do not adhere to the ideologies of the ever changing culture of the world. Creator God, You are the same, Your Word is the same yesterday, today and forever. Yeshua made it clear He did not come to destroy Your teachings. I pray for the remnant to stay strong in spite of the defiant and rebellious faces of the wicked who oppose You and
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Your teachings. The wicked are temporary, they go the way of the grave as everyone else. I pray the remnant will be fearless, bold, and confidant of their calling and of their having eternal life in Yeshua. We bless You for Your Word today. In Yeshua’s name. Amen
Last Sunday I had gone over Gog and Magog being understood to be the 70 nations. One would say there are more than 70 nations in the world today. This is true. The Worldometers site has listed 195 nations, but these nations will have their root in one of the 70 nations. The people of the United States have their roots in several other nations like the European, African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries.
the-world/ The United Nations has listed 193 members, but only 70 nations met in Paris in January 2017 to sign an anti-Israel agreement.
http://www.world-country.com/ has 247 nations.
The patterns that are seen in the beginning, I am talking about Genesis, are being repeated in this age in which we live. In the beginning was a Tree of Life and at the end of Revelation is a tree of life. Since the beginning God has been working to get us back to the Tree of Life.
The unrighteous in the world was destroyed in Noah’s time and the unrighteous will be destroyed at the end of this age as well. Noah and his family were a remnant of the population that began the post-flood new world. It will be the same at the end of this age, only a remnant of the nations will enter the Messianic age.
In Genesis Babel, which in Hebrew means confusion was built and destroyed, and in Revelation Babylon is destroyed. There were 70 nations that descended from Noah in Genesis10, and 2017, Israel was having to cope with 70 nations in Paris who were against them.
In Judaism the number 70 symbolizes the world. There are 70 nations in the world, 70 languages, and 70 princely angels. In Daniel 10:13, an angel speaks to Daniel that another chief angel, Michael, had to assist him battle against the prince angel of Persia. The Greek translation of the Bible, the
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first to make it available to the gentile, was done by 70 Jewish scholars, who, though working separately, produced 70 identical translations. Exodus 15:27 and Numbers 33:9 has an interesting log on the encampments of the Hebrews in the wilderness. Most stations are briefly mentioned, but their stopping at Elim gives us some information on the landscape of the area. 9 They moved from Marah and came to Elim. At Elim were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there.
Elim according to Holman Bible Dictionary means “trees.” Trees can be a metaphor for nations or for people. An example is Ezekiel 31:3 Indeed Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon, with fine branches that shaded the forest.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water
9 They moved from Marah and came to Elim. At Elim were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there. The seventy palm trees represent the 70 nations and the twelve springs of water describe Israel nourishing the nations with the Word of God. It is similar to Romans 11 where Paul states the root of the Olive tree supports the grafted in branches from the wild olive tree. Last program we had gone over the table of the nations that descended from Noah in Genesis 10. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren numbered 70. Genesis 10:5, 20 and 32 teach that his descendants separated and dispersed into their lands, everyone according to their language, and according to their families, into their nations. Their ethnic families. Genesis 46:26-27 reports that 70 persons of the house of Jacob went into Egypt.
26 All the persons who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his
body, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six persons in all.
27 And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were two persons. All the persons of the house of Jacob who went to Egypt were seventy.
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Let’s look at Deuteronomy 27:1-8
27 Now Moses, with the elders of Israel, commanded the people, saying: “Keep all the commandments which I command you today. 2 And it shall be, on the day when you cross over the Jordan to the land which the LORD your God is giving you, that you shall set up for yourselves large stones, and whitewash them with lime. 3 You shall write on them all the words of this law, when you have crossed over, that you may enter the land which the LORD your God is giving you, ‘a land flowing with milk and honey,’ just as the LORD God of your fathers promised you. 4 Therefore it shall be, when you have crossed over the Jordan, that on Mount Ebal you shall set up these stones, which I command you today, and you shall whitewash them with lime. 5 And there you shall build an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones; you shall not use an iron tool on them. 6 You shall build with [a] whole stones the altar of the LORD your God, and offer burnt offerings on it to the LORD your God. 7 You shall offer peace offerings, and shall eat there, and rejoice before the LORD your God. 8 And you shall write very plainly on the stones all the words of this law.”
The Jerusalem Post had an article by a Rabbi:
As the People of Israel prepare to enter the Land of Israel, Moses instructs the nation to gather large stones, cover them with plaster and inscribe “every word of this teaching most distinctly [be’er hetev]” (Deuteronomy 27:8). The Talmud explains that “be’er hetev” means Moses translated the Torah into 70 languages. It was not enough that “this teaching” be understood by Israel, Moses wanted it to be shared with all the 70 nations in their own language. https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/UNTO-THE-NATIONS-Who-knows-70-I-know-70-550111
Numbers 29 has recorded for us that a total of 70 bulls were to be offered during the seven day celebration of Succoth (we would understand it to be Tabernacles). It explains on the first day were to be 13, second day is 12, third day is 11, fourth day 10, each day decreasing in the number to be sacrificed, and the seventh day seven bulls coming to the sum of 70 bulls. The significance of 70 bulls has been debated by scholars, but many rabbinic authorities came to view it as part of Israel fulfilling its role as a priestly nation offering sacrifices on behalf of the Gentiles, who were then thought to consist of 70 nations.
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Dr. Yaacov Vainstein, in The Cycle of the Jewish Year, states that the 70 bulls were “offered for the welfare and well-being of the seventy nations of the world.” Vainstein goes on, “It was a call to the human race to take note that without the Law of G-d, without G-d’s kingship and partnership in man’s destinies, the world cannot survive.” After Solomon completed the construction of the First Temple, he chose the Feast of Tabernacles to move the ark of the covenant from the City of David into the Temple on Mount Moriah, as recorded in 1 Kings 8.
Before all the elders of Israel – the Levites, priests and leaders of every tribe and family – Solomon offered a dedicatory prayer in which he mentions the foreigner who comes from distant lands to pray in Jerusalem toward the Temple (1 Kings 8:41-43). He asks God to hear and answer the prayers of the foreigners so that all peoples would know His name and fear Him. 41 “Moreover, concerning a foreigner, who is not of Your people Israel, but has come from a far country for Your name’s sake 42 (for they will hear of Your great name and Your strong hand and Your outstretched arm), when he comes and prays toward this temple, 43 hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You, that all peoples of the earth may know Your name and fear You, as do Your people Israel, and that they may know that this temple which I have built is called by Your name.
Zechariah 14 gives evidence that those who are left of the nations will come to Jerusalem year to year to Worship the King at the Feast of Tabernacles. Of those nations who do not participate will not receive the blessing of rain for their crops.
This is interesting that Zechariah prophesies the requirement of the nations to participate in the Lord’s feast of Tabernacles. The Jews have a tradition that victory over Gog and Magog will be in the month of Tishrei (the seventh month in the Jewish calendar), the same month within which Succos, or Tabernacles occurs.
It is thought by many the war of Gog and Magog will begin in the spring right about the time of feast of Lord called Passover. The altar of the Lord will be shut down by the antichrist Gog and he will summon the UN to attack Israel with him.
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13 Gird yourselves and lament, you priests;
Wail, you who minister before the altar;
Come, lie all night in sackcloth,
You who minister to my God;
For the grain offering and the drink offering
Are withheld from the house of your God.
14 Consecrate a fast,
Call a sacred assembly;
Gather the elders
And all the inhabitants of the land
Into the house of the LORD your God,
And cry out to the LORD.
15 Alas for the day!
For the day of the LORD is at hand;
It shall come as destruction from the Almighty
Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?
When the drink and grain offerings are withheld from the altar of the Lord, it will be a signal that the day of the LORD is at hand. The day of the LORD is at hand, of course, is talking about the LORD’s feast of Yom Kippur in the Jewish calendar month of Tishrei.
Israel has everything completed to perform the altar service. Their only obstacle right now is the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount is a portal to heaven. Jacob called it the gate of heaven in Genesis 28:17. Currently the Arabs limit Jewish and Christian activity on the Temple Mount and the rabbis are not sure where exactly to position the Lord’s altar. Once these two issues are resolved, this will indicate that the return of the Messiah is very near.
The nation of Israel anticipates the coming of Messiah. I anticipate His soon return. There are certain indicators that cause me to believe this in the light of the Word itself.
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I am at the end of the program. Rico Cortes will sing the Aaronic blessing in Hebrew from Numbers 6:24-26.
If it is God’s will I will be here next program. Remember to walk by faith and not by sight. Do two things this week: love and forgive. Ask God to cleanse you from all unrighteousness every day. Keep your spiritual garments clean from wrinkles, spots and blemishes. Love God, love your neighbor.