“And that He [YaHUaH] sends YaHUShA Messiah, pre-appointed for you, whom heaven needs to receive UNTIL the times of RESTORATION of ALL THINGS, of which ALaHYM spoke through the mouth of all His set-apart prophets since of old.”1
Do you realise that you can’t RESTORE something unless it once was, but is not, and you want to bring it back to the way it was? And UNTIL “the restoration of ALL THINGS” He is to remain in heaven! The RESTORATION includes His Sabbaths (notice the plural) so often we only think of the weekly Sabbath but let’s not forget the High Sabbaths, His set apart gatherings, the Sabbatical years and the Jubilee cycles. (These teachings will follow shortly) And above all – His Name! i.e. Lord, God, AL Shaddai, ALaHYM, Adonai, haShem will not suffice!
He gave a stern warning when He said, ‘we will not see Him again UNTIL we say “BARUCH HABA BASHEM YAHUAH”2 translated into English it says we will not see Him again UNTIL we say “Blessed is He who come IN THE NAME OF YaHUaH” Seems to me the RESTORATION of ALL THINGS include HIS NAME! Get over your so called “Sacred Namer’s” ideology! And wake up you virgins who are still fast asleep and fill your lamps with oil!
“For fragrance your oils are good. YOUR NAME IS OIL POURED FORTH, therefore the young woman love you.”3
Who knows what excuses the UNRIGHTEOUS will bring to the table but it is said of the RIGHTEOUS;
“THE NAME of YaHUaH is a strong tower, the RIGHTEOUS RUN INTO IT AND ARE SAFE”4
If it were to say “The name of the Lord is a strong tower” then I will simply reply which one?
In order for the RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS to take place and thus to see His return is to remember that one cannot RESTORE something unless it once was, but is not, and you want to BRING IT BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS! We can simply not afford to continue in the false pen of the scribes!
Interestingly enough; the message our beloved Messiah YaHUShA chose after His resurrection was THE RESTORATION OF THE KINGDOM OF YShRAL – that’s right; He was “speaking about the THINGS PERTAINING to the KINGDOM of ALaHYM”5 yet we were not told the details of what has been said, however, we do find a question relating to the things pertaining to the Kingdom and it reads;
“When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Master, will you AT THIS TIME RESTORE again the KINGDOM to YShRAL?”6
Surely He was speaking about the RESTORATION and they just wanted to make sure if the RESTORATION is going to happen “AT THIS TIME” And it seem to me that the physical Kingdom of YShRAL weren’t as important as being a WITNESS to the RESTORATION of all things PERTAINING TO THE KINGDOM!
“but ye shall receive power, after that the Set Apart Spirit is come upon you: and you shall be WITNESSES unto me both in Yerushalayim, and in all Yehudah, and in Shomeron, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.” 7
And how would we know about the things pertaining to the Kingdom if not knowing the Kingdom at all? Furthermore, we were told to “first seek the KINGDOM of ALaHYM, and His RIGHTEOUSNESS, and all these things shall be added to you.”8 And that brings me to another aspect of the RESTORATION. The Kingdom is one thing which is thoroughly being explained in the Good News of the Kingdom teaching series. But let us now look at “His RIGHTEOUSNESS”
We ought to find the SCRIPTURAL DEFINITION of what righteousness is! Not my opinion or your opinion about what we THINK righteousness is but instead turn to the Scriptures! Because Righteousness has but everything to do with the RESTORATION!
“I will greatly rejoice in YaHUaH, my soul shall be joyful in my ALaHYM; for He hath CLOTHED ME with the garments of salvation, HE HATH COVERED ME WITH THE ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.9
But what exactly are this ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS that He CLOTHES US WITH? Yob also explains how he “has PUT ON RIGHTEOUSNESS” and “IT CLOTHED HIM” and so we find a fitting answer in Scripture:
“And it shall be our righteousness, IF we observe TO DO all these COMMANDMENTS before YaHUaH our ALaHYM, as he hath commanded us.”10 And the Psalms have this to say: “My tongue shall speak of thy word: FOR ALL THY COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS.”11
Looking into the very near future it reads: “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of ALaHYM, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Master, Set Apart and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And WHITE ROBES WERE GIVEN unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, UNTIL their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”12
White Robes? Continuing on in Revelations 19 “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath MADE HERSELF READY. And to her was granted that she should be ARRAYED IN FINE LINEN, clean and white: FOR THE FINE LINEN IS the RIGHTEOUSNESS of set apart ones.”13 And so we came to learn that “ALL THY COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS”14 Thus his wife hath MADE HERSELF READY by DOING the commandments before YaHUaH as it is written: “And it shall be our RIGHTEOUSNESS, IF we observe TO DO all these COMMANDMENTS before YaHUaH our ALaHYM, as he hath commanded us.”15
Then we find something quite peculiar in the writings of Mattiyahu which says: “And when the sovereign came in to view the guests, he saw there a man who had not put on a WEDDING GARMENT, and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here not having a WEDDING GARMENT?’ i.e. “how did you come in here not having TO DO the commandments” “And he was speechless. Then the sovereign said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him out into the outer darkness – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’”16
We also read, “And hereby we do know that we know him, IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.”17 Continuing on to verse 4 “The one who says, “I know Him,” and does not guard His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” The only time we’ll ever come close to the RESTORATION of ALL THINGS is when we will turn back, turn around and return to His commandments thus restoring it in our lives! “and IT shall be our RIGHTEOUSNESS, IF we observe TO DO all these COMMANDMENTS before YaHUaH our ALaHYM, as he hath commanded us” and by Him (YaHUShA) saying “IF you love me you shall keep my commandments”18 is Him saying that He was in fact the law giver at Mount Sinai. This is confirmed by Ya’aqob (James) 4:12 which states, “there is ONE lawgiver and Judge, who is able to save or destroy.” Therefore Sha’ul said, “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves servants for OBEDIENCE, you are servants of the one whom you OBEY weather of sin to death, or of OBEDIENCE to RIGHTEOUSNESS.”19 So EITHER we are to do His commandments which is an act of obedience – NOT TO BE SAVED but simply because WE WERE SAVED … OR we OBEY sin to death.20
“THEREFORE, as the Set Apart Spirit says, ‘Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts AS IN THE REBELLION in the day of trail IN THE WILDERNESS, where your fathers tried Me, proved Me, and saw My works forty years, And WITH WHOM was He grieved forty years? WAS IT NOT THOSE WHO SINNED [i.e. not obeying Torah], whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter into His rest, BUT TO THOSE WHO DID NOT OBEY? Since then it remains for some to enter into it AND FOR THOSE WHO FORMERLY RECEIVE THE GOOD NEWS [i.e. the Torah “formerly” given on Mount Sinai is good news] did not enter in because of DISOBEDIENCE [i.e. not obeying Torah], He again defines a certain day, “Today”, saying through Dawid so much later, as it has been said, “Today if you hear My voice, do not harden your hearts.”21 Notice how it is referring to the Torah formerly given on Mount Sinai as being THE GOOD NEWS!
Prior to the death of one of the beloved disciples he said this: “This is he [referring to MShaH] who was in the assembly IN THE WILDERNESS with the Messenger [referring to Messiah YaHUShA] who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our Fathers, who received the (((LIVING WORDS))) [ i.e. Torah is living words] to give to us, [that’s right – US!] UNTO WHOM OUR FATHERS WOULD NOT BECOME OBEDIENT, but trust away, and IN THEIR HEARTS they turned back to Mitsrayim (Egypt)” 22 Notice again how the Torah is regarded as LIVING WORDS!
The problem was and is to this day the HEARTS of men BEING DISOBEDIENT instead of being OBEDIENT TO THE “LIVING WORDS” also referred to as “THE GOOD NEWS” formerly received and in their hearts turn back to “Mitzrayim”(Egypt).
When the Psalms said, “Your Righteousness is righteousness forever, and YOUR TORAH IS TRUTH”23 It can be easily understood by them who know what RIGHTEOUSNESS IS! And if RIGHTEOUSNESS is TO DO all these COMMANDMENTS as He hath commanded us then His COMMANDMENTS seems to be FOREVER! And notice how it says “the Torah is TRUTH” which brings the following words of Kepha (Peter) in a different light or understanding:
“Now that you have cleansed your lives IN OBEYING THE TRUTH (obeying Torah) (((THROUGH THE SPIRIT ))) to unfeigned brotherly love, love one another fervently with a clean heart, having been born again, [again following Torah] not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible through the LIVING WORDS [Torah] of ALaHYM, WHICH REMAINS FOREVER, because all flesh is as grass, and all the esteem of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but THE WORDS OF ALaHYM REMAINS FOREVER. AND THIS IS THE WORD, ANNOUNCED AS GOOD NEWS TO YOU!”24
We also see that “this GOOD NEWS of the KINGDOM shall be proclaimed in all the world as a WITNESS to all the nations, and then the end shall come.”25 WITNESSING THE RESTORATION OF THE KINGDOM OF YShRAL!
1. Acts (Ma’asei) 3:21
2. Mattiyahu (Matthew) 23:39
3. Songs of Songs (Shir haShirim) 1: 3
4. Proverbs 18:10
5. Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 8:8
6. Acts (Ma’asei) 1:3
7. Mattiyahu (Matthew) 6:33
8. Yshayahu (Isaiah) 61:10
9. Yob 29:14
10. Deuteronomy 6:25
11. Psalms (Tehillim) 119:172
12. Revelations 6:9-11
13. Revelations 19:7-8
14. Psalms (Tehillim) 119:172
15. Deuteronomy 6:25
16. Mattiyahu 22:11-13
17. 1 YaHchanan (John) 2:3
18. YaHchanan (John) 14:15
19. Romans 6:16
20. “See, all beings are Mine, the being of the father as well as the being of the son is Mine. THE BEING THAT IS SINNING SHALL DIE.” YZeQAL (Ezekiel) 18:4 and also verse 20 “THE BEING WHO SINS SHALL DIE. The son shall not bear the crookedness of the father, nor the father bear the crookedness of the son. The righteousness of the righteous is upon himself, and the wrongness of the wrong is upon himself.” Romans 6:23 “FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH; but the gift of ALaHYM is eternal life through YaHUShA Messiah our Master.”
21. Hebrews (Ibrim) 3: 6,7
22. Acts (Ma’asei) 7: 38-39
23. Tehillem (Psalms) 119: 142
24. Kepha Aleph (1 Peter) 1: 22-25
25. Mattiyahu (Matthew) 24:14