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Financial Freedom Means -

Realizing the Scriptural Purposes of Inheritance

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

True or False

1.

It is foolish to leave inheritances for your children because they only lead to sibling rivalries and conflicts.

2.

The giving of an inheritance is a worldly concept, not really scriptural.

3.

If inheritances are given, they should be equally divided among all immediate members of the family.

4.

Making out a will shows lack of faith in Y┴OHU UL in regard to the future of your children.

5.

Rebellious children should not be given their share of inheritance left by their parents.

6.

It is wise to make out a written will even long before the commonly-held end of a normal life span.

7.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA categorically declared that claiming an inheritance is a clear evidence of greed and lust for wealth.

8.

An inheritance should not be used to reward upright behavior or to punish bad behavior and attitudes toward parents.

9.

The best parents can leave as an inheritance to their children are shares of stocks and bonds.

10.

Scripturally speaking, it is the duty of the government to care for the poor, the orphans, the sick, and the widows in society.

11.

The goal of working hard is so one can retire earlier and live leisurely at an earlier time.

12.

Yaoh˙shuahÝm should save their money so they can have something to live on when they retire.

13.

The only assets that can really be given as inheritance are money, property and personal properties.

14.

Insurance programs are wise investments as retirement savings plans.

15.

There are some inheritances that carry a curse with them.

16.

The Old Testament practice of a grandfather's giving final blessings to his children and grandchildren is no longer applicable today in the 90's.

17.

Aging parents who need continual care are best 'checked in' into a nursing home.

18.

Giving to others personally out of your tithes and offerings is scriptural and correct.

19.

Y┴OHU UL does not want us to give beyond our regular tithes and offerings to Him.

20.

Gathering up personal assets and riches to be given to heirs as part of your inheritance is forbidden because it is actually hoarding in disguise.

21.

Everyone should aspire to treasure up much wealth and leave a rich inheritance to his heirs.

22.

It is unscriptural to claim one's inheritance, for that would be a sign of greed and covetousness.

23.

It is scriptural and correct to give each heir their due share even before one's death, to make sure that each is given what is rightfully due him.

24.

Giving double-portion to the firstborn male among the children is no longer applicable today, the 90's.

25.

Upon retirement, parents should spend their time wholly on vacations, holidays and luxurious ocean liners.

26.

Those who speculate in the stock market will finally end up where they began, with nothing.

27.

Your money in the bank, stock market or mutual-fund or bond investments is actually merely in cyberspace, imaginary.

28.

Giving to the needy is one way of gathering up your own treasures in heaven.

29.

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

30.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA declared that every person is a fool who gets rich here on earth but remain poor in heaven.

     Please answer the above queries as best as you can, then check your answers with the explanations to be subsequently given in this new series.

     Please do always keep on spreading the Word about our Y┴OHU UL, the true Creator, and His genuine Messiah YAOH┌SHUA!

     May Y┴OHU UL bless, prosper, enrich, encourage and highly reward all those among you who actively and prayerfully support His work through these humble services of proclaiming His original 'Sh˙am' (Name) to the world!

     Glorify Y┴OHU UL with me, let us exalt His Sh˙am together!

     Y┴OHU, Y┴OHU, how excellent is Your Sh˙am in all the earth!

     OL SH┌AM YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

1.

It is foolish to leave inheritances for your children because they only lead to sibling rivalries and conflicts.

Answer: False

'An upright man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is being held in reserve for the upright.' - Proverbs 13:22

     An inheritance is a gift, legacy or bequest usually given by parents, grandparents or other older relatives upon death to their children, grandchildren and other designated heirs.

     It may or may not be covered by a formal last will and testament, but it often is.

     An inheritance involves the transfer of ownership from the legator (giver) to the legatee (receiver) as a gift or bequest, most commonly from parents to their children and grandchildren.

     An upright person living in the reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL will of course be a diligent, blessed child of Y┴OHU UL. Every work of his hand is abundantly blessed by Y┴OHU UL.

     His wealth earned through continual plodding with patience, humility and endurance through hard and honest labor will multiply and grow, leaving much to be given as inheritance to his children and grandchildren.

     Wealth from hard work grows, while wealth from gambling and those acquired through dishonesty quickly disappear.

     An upright man's honestly-gained wealth through hard work is bequeathed to his children and grandchildren, becoming the foundation for an enduring legacy through subsequent generations of his offsprings.

     Majority of those who are wealthy (by honest means!) received their riches by means of inheritances bequeathed to them from generations past, to be subsequently given to following generations.

     Wealth from hard and honest labor is successively transferred to ensuing generations, who likewise by honest means, make the wealth grow and grow from generation to generation.

     Inheritances which are properly designated and justly given do not cause conflicts and rivalries.

     It is not the inheritance itself that may lead to conflicts and rivalries in some cases, but the greed to get more than what one justly receives is the cause of conflicts in some families where one or all of the heirs may harbor such greed in their hearts.

'Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a noble thing and benefits those who see the sun.' - Ecclesiastes 7:11

     So the Scriptures tell us that inheritance is a noble thing, and benefits the recipients.

     And so it is written, it therefore is the final authority in our lives as Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers).

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued.....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today....

'An upright man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is being held in reserve for the upright.' - Proverbs 13:22

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

2.

The giving of an inheritance is a worldly concept, not really scriptural.

Answer: False

     In fact, the concept of inheritance first was initiated by Y┴OHU UL in His covenant with Abruhßm and his offsprings.

     'When Abrˇm was ninety-nine years old, Y┴OHU UL appeared to him and said, 'I am Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (the Commander of Heaven's Armies), serve Me faithfully and live a blameless life. I will make a Covenant with you, by which I will guarantee to make you into a mighty nation.'

     At this, Abrˇm fell down face on the ground. Then Y┴OHU UL said to him, 'This is My covenant with you: I will make you the father of not just a single nation, but a multitude of nations!

     What's more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abrˇm; now you will be known as Abruhßm, for you will be the father of many nations.

     I will give you millions of offsprings who will represent many nations. Kings will be among them! I will continue this eternal covenant between us, generation after generation.

     It will continue between Me and your offspring forever. And I will always be your Y┴OHU UL and the Y┴OHU UL of your offsprings after you.

     Yes, I will give all this land of Canaan to you and to your offspring forever.

     And I will be their Y┴OHU UL.' - Genesis 17:1-8

     Y┴OHU UL Confirms His Covenant with Y┴OHUtz-kßq (Isaac) -

     'Y┴OHU UL replied, 'Soroßh, your wife, will bear you a son. You will name him Y┴OHUtz-kßq (Isaac), and I will confirm My eternal Covenant with him and his offsprings.' - Genesis 17:19

     Then Y┴OHU UL did exactly what he had promised. Soroßh became pregnant, and she gave a son to Abruhßm in his old age. It all happened at the time Y┴OHU UL had said it would.

     And Abruhßm named his son Y┴OHUtz-kßq. Eight days after Y┴OHUtz-kßq was born, Abruhßm circumcised him as Y┴OHU UL had commanded. Abruhßm was one hundred years old at the time.

     And Soroßh declared, 'Y┴OHU UL has brought me laughter! All who hear about this will laugh with me. For who would have dreamed that I would ever have a child? Yet I have given Abruhßm a son in his old age!'

     As time went by and Y┴OHUtz-kßq grew and was weaned, Abruhßm gave a big party to celebrate the happy occasion. But Soroßh saw Ishma˙l - the son of Abruhßm and her Egyptian servant Hagar - making fun of Y┴OHUtz-kßq.

     So she came to Abruhßm and demanded, 'Get rid of that servant and her son. He is not going to share the family inheritance with my son, Y┴OHUtz-kßq. I won't have it!'

     This upset Abruhßm very much because Ishma˙l was his son, too. But Y┴OHU UL told Abruhßm, 'Do not be upset over the boy and your servant wife. Do just as Soroßh says, for Y┴OHUtz-kßq is the son through whom your offsprings will be recognized.

     But I will make a nation of the offsprings of Hagar's son because he also is your son.'

     So Abruhßm rose up early the next morning, prepared food for the journey, and put a container of water to Hagar's shoulders.

     He dispatched her away with their son, and she walked out into the wilderness of BeershÚva, wandering aimlessly.' - Genesis 21:1-14

     Generations after this Covenant was sealed between Y┴OHU UL and Abruhßm, after the YaoshorulÝtes (Israelites) - Abruhßm's offsprings through Y┴OHUtz-kßq - were liberated from their bondage and slavery in Egypt, and Y┴OHU UL was about to allow them to inherit the land which He gave to Abruhßm and his offsprings, Y┴OHU UL said:

     'You will possess their land; I will give it to you as an inheritance, a land flowing with milk and honey.' I am Y┴OHU your UL, Who has set you apart from the nations.' - Leviticus 20:24

     And to the priestly tribe of the Levites, Y┴OHU UL said:

     'When you receive from the YßoshorulÝtes (Israelites) the tithe I give you as your inheritance, you must present a tenth of that tithe as Y┴OHU UL's offering.' - Numbers 18:26

     And in other scriptural passages:

     'But because My servant Caleb has a different spirit and obeys Me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his offsprings will inherit it.' - Numbers 14:24

     'Designate Yaoh˙shua (Joshua), and encourage and edify him, for he will lead this people through and will cause them to inherit the land that you will see.' - Deuteronomy 3:28

     'Be tough and brave, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them.' - Yaoh˙shua (Joshua) 1:6

     'And He (Y┴OHU UL) gave their land as an inheritance, an inheritance to His people Yaoshor˙l (Israel).' - TehillÝm 135:12

     'Moreover announce this to the people of Yaoshor˙l: 'If a man dies and has no sons, then give his inheritance to his daughters.

     And if he has no daughters, turn his inheritance over to his brothers. If he has no brothers, give his inheritance to his father's brothers.

     But if his father has no brothers, pass on his inheritance to the nearest relative in his clan.

     The YßoshorulÝtes must observe this as a general legal requirement, just as Y┴OHU UL commanded Mehush˙a.' - Numbers 27:8-11

     'However, there should be no poor among you, for in the land Y┴OHU your UL is giving you to possess as your inheritance, He will richly bless you!' - Deuteronomy 15:4

'Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your own.' - TehillÝm 2:8

'He will spend his days in prosperity, and his offsprings will inherit the land.' - TehillÝm 25:13

'For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in Y┴OHU UL will inherit the land.' - TehillÝm 37:9

'But the meek will inherit the land and have great peace.' - TehillÝm 37:11

'Those Y┴OHU UL blesses will inherit the land, but those He curses will be cut off.' - TehillÝm 37:22

'The upright will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.' - TehillÝm 37:29

'To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.' - TehillÝm 105:11

'The wise inherit honor, but fools He holds up to shame.' - Proverbs 3:35

'He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.' - Proverbs 11:29

'The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.' - Proverbs 14:18

'He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap, but the blameless will receive a fine inheritance.' - Proverbs 28:10

'When you cry out for help, let your collection of idols save you!

The wind will carry all of them off, a mere breath will blow them away.

But the man who makes Me his refuge will inherit the land and possess My holy mountain.' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU 57:13

'In place of their shame My people will receive a double portion, and in place of disgrace they will be glad in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and eternal happiness will be theirs.' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU 61:7

'I will bring forth offsprings from Y┴OHU-cßf (Jacob), and from YAOH┌-dah those who will possess My mountains; My select people will inherit them, and there will My servants live.' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU 65:9

'The remnant of My people will plunder them; the remnant of My nation will inherit their land.' - Zßfna-Y┴OHU 2:9

'Y┴OHU UL will inherit YAOH┌-dah (Judah) as His portion in the holy land and will again prefer Yaoh˙shua-olÚym.' - Zochßr-Y┴OHU 2:12

     And in fact, the word 'testament' obviously involves the concept of inheritance.

     The 'testator' gives the inheritance to the heirs in accordance with the provisions of the 'testament.'

     And who are the heirs in the New Testament?

     All those who believe in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!

'Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.' - Man-Y┴OHU 5:5

     'I tell you the truth,' YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'no one who has left home or brothers or female siblings or mother or father or children or fields for Me and the Glorious Message will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, female siblings, mothers, children and fields - and with them, persecutions - and in the age to come, eternal life.' - Mark 10:29-30

     'And everyone who has left houses or brothers or female siblings or father or mother or children or fields for My sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.' - Man-Y┴OHU 19:29

     'Are not all angels serving spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?' - Hebrews 1:14

     'We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.' - Hebrews 6:12

     'Hearken to me, my dear brethren: Has not Y┴OHU UL selected those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him?' - Y┴OHU-cßf (James) 2:5

     'Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so you may inherit a blessing.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 3:9

     'Now I commit you to Y┴OHU UL and to the word of His unmerited favor, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.' - Acts 20:32

     'In Him (YAOH┌SHUA) we were also selected, having been predetermined according to the plan of Him Who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, might be for the praise of His glory.

     And you also were included in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y when you heard the word of truth, the Glorious Message of your salvation.

     Having believed, you were marked in Him with a Seal: the promised 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit), Who is the earnest guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are Y┴OHU UL's own - to the praise of His glory.' - Ephesians 1:11-14

     'I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the sanctified ones.' - Ephesians 1:18

     'Giving 'hodayßo' (thanks) to Y┴OHU AB (the Father), Who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the sanctified ones in the kingdom of light.' - Colossians 1:12

     'Remember that Y┴OHU UL will give you an inheritance as your reward, and the Manager you are really serving is ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Colossians 3:24

     'That is why He is the One Who mediates the New Covenant between Y┴OHU UL and people, so all who are invited can receive the eternal inheritance Y┴OHU UL has promised them.

     For hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first Covenant.' - Hebrews 9:15

     'For Y┴OHU UL has reserved a priceless inheritance for His children. It is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.' - 1 Kßfos 1:4

     'Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of Y┴OHU UL and co-heirs with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may share in His glory, too.' - Romans 8:17

     'If you belong to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, then you are Abruhßm's seed, and heirs according to the promise!' - Galatians 3:29

     And who are those who won't inherit the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL?

     'Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL?

     Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL.' - 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

     'The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.

     I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will never inherit the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL.' - Galatians 5:19-21

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued.....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today....

     'Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of Y┴OHU UL and co-heirs with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may share in His glory, too.' - Romans 8:17

     'If you belong to ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, then you are Abruhßm's seed, and heirs according to the promise!' - Galatians 3:29

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

3.

If inheritances are given, they should be equally divided among all immediate members of the family.

Answer: False

     'Moreover announce this to the people of Yaoshor˙l: 'If a man dies and has no sons, then give his inheritance to his daughters. And if he has no daughters, give his inheritance over to his brothers. If he has no brothers, give his inheritance to his father's brothers. But if his father has no brothers, pass on his inheritance to the nearest relative in his clan.

     The YßoshorulÝtes must observe this as a general legal requirement, just as Y┴OHU UL commanded Mehush˙a.' - Numbers 27:8-11

     Scripturally speaking, Y┴OHU UL's rules and regulations in the giving out of inheritance is different from commonly-held views.

     Y┴OHU UL allots a double portion to be given to the firstborn legitimate male child in the family.

     The firstborn male is to carry out the goals for the family and bear all the responsibilities of the father in case of his death.

     After the father's death, the firstborn male has the responsibility to take care of the mother till her death, and also his female siblings until their marriages.

     The firstborn male is given special training for this responsibility and everyone in the family is made aware of and prepared for his oncoming leadership.

     If the firstborn male is rebellious to Y┴OHU UL or his parents before their deaths, then his firstborn double-portion rights are transferred to the next younger or another among the younger brothers, whoever the father wishes to reassign them to.

     Like in the case of Y┴OHU-cßf (Jacob), his firstborn son is Reuben, but since Reuben rebelled against Y┴OHU UL and committed a heinous sin against his father, then the firstborn birthright and double-portion were given to Y┴OHU-sßf (Joseph), with Ephraim and Mannaseh sharing in his double-portion.

     When Y┴OHU-cßf died, Y┴OHU-sßf took all responsibilities of burying his father back in Yaoshor˙l and also of caring for all his brothers.

     'While Yaoshor˙l (Israel) was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father's concubine Bilhah, and Yaoshor˙l heard of it.' - Genesis 35:22

     And after this, in Y┴OHU-cßf's old age, he gave the blessings of the firstborn male to Y┴OHU-sßf, and not to Reuben.

'Come and hearken, O sons of Y┴OHU-cßf (Jacob); hearken to Yaoshor˙l (Israel), your father.

Reuben, you are my oldest son, the child of my vigorous youth. You are first on the list both in rank and honor. But you are as unruly as the waves of the sea, and you will no longer be first. For you slept with one of my wives; you dishonored me in my own bed.

Simeon and Levi are two of a kind - men of violence. O my soul, keep away from them. May I never be a party to their wicked plans. For in their anger they murdered men, And they crippled oxen just for sport. Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; cursed be their wrath, for it is cruel. Therefore, I will scatter their offsprings throughout the nation of Yaoshor˙l.

YAOH┌-dah, your brothers will praise you. You will defeat your enemies. All your relatives will bow before you.

YAOH┌-dah is a young lion that has finished eating its prey. Like a lion he crouches and perches to take respite; like a lioness - who will dare to rouse him? The scepter will not depart from YAOH┌-dah nor the ruler's staff from his offsprings, until the coming of the One to Whom it belongs (Shelo) the One Whom all nations will obey. He ties his foal to a grapevine, the colt of his donkey to a choice vine. He washes his clothes in wine because his harvest is so plentiful. His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth are whiter than milk.

Zabulon will dwell along the shores of the sea and will be a harbor for ships; his borders will reach to Sidon.

Issachar is a powerful beast of burden, taking rest among the sheepfolds. When he sees how fine the countryside is, how pleasant the land, he will bend his shoulder to the task and submit to forced labor.

Dan will govern his people like any other tribe in Yaoshor˙l. He will be a snake beside the road, a poisonous viper along the path, that bites the horse's heels so the rider is thrown off. I trust fully in You for salvation, O Y┴OHU UL!

Gaˇld will be plundered by marauding bands, but he will in turn plunder them.

Oshˇr will produce rich foods, food fit for kings.

Naphtali is a deer let loose, producing magnificent fawns.

Y┴OHU-sßf is a fruitful tree, a fruitful tree beside a fountain. His branches reach over the wall. He has been attacked by archers, who shot at him and harassed him. But his bow remained tough, and his arms were invigorated by the Mighty One of Y┴OHU-cßf, the Shepherd, the Rock of Yaoshor˙l. May Y┴OHU UL of your forefathers help you; may Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo bless you with the blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the earth beneath, and blessings of the breasts and womb!

May the blessings of your forefathers be greater than the blessings of the eternal mountains, reaching to the utmost bounds of the eternal hills.

These blessings will fall on the head of Y┴OHU-sßf, who is a prince among his brothers.

Benjamin is a wolf that prowls. He devours his enemies in the morning, and in the evening he divides the plunder.'

     These are the twelve tribes of Yaoshor˙l, and these are the blessings with which Y┴OHU-cßf blessed his twelve sons. Each received a blessing that was appropriate to him.' - Genesis 49:2-28

     Another is the case of Esau who was despiteful of his Y┴OHU-UL-given birthrights, and sold it for a meal to his younger brother Y┴OHU-cßf who eventually received the blessings and double-portion of the firstborn son. Esau did this because he rejected the awesome responsibilities of being the firstborn son. And treated lightly the spiritual duties of the firstborn male in the family unto Y┴OHU UL.

     If there are no sons, then the eldest daughter is given the double portion. And if he has no daughters, his inheritance is given over to his brothers. If he has no brothers, his inheritance is given to his father's brothers. But if his father has no brothers, his inheritance is given to the nearest relative in his clan.

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today....

     'He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap, but the blameless will receive a fine inheritance.' - Proverbs 28:10

     'In place of their shame My people will receive a double portion, and in place of disgrace they will be glad in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and eternal happiness will be theirs.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU 61:7

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

4.

Making out a will shows lack of faith in Y┴OHU UL in regard to the future of your children.

Answer: False

     'Now when someone dies and leaves a will, no one gets anything until it is proved that the person who wrote the will is dead.

     The will goes into effect only after the death of the person who wrote it.

     While the person is still alive, no one can use the will to get any of the properties promised to them.' - Hebrews 9:16-17

     Another term commonly used for 'will' is 'testament' - which is a solemnly, legally binding document made by a person wherein he bequeaths or deeds out his properties to his lawful heirs, for them to receive after his death.

     A written will or 'testament' is actually a 'covenant' or a 'contract' between the one who prepares it and his heirs, but effective only upon the death of the one who made it.

     A valid will or testament is binding under the laws of the land and also in the sight of Y┴OHU UL. It is a sacred document in the eyes of Y┴OHU UL and should therefore always be honored by everyone.

     The principle behind the execution or carrying out the provisions of a will or testament is that the wishes, desires and will of the person who died should be adhered to by everyone insofar as it is legally allowed and just (fair) to all the lawful heirs.

     Another guiding principle in the carrying out of a person's will after his death is to protect his integrity, honesty as well as his reputation and name, even after his death.

     Y┴OHU UL gives solemn warnings to those who violate the terms of a valid last will and testament. For those who, in their greed, deprive others of their inheritance rights, Y┴OHU UL has in reserve special punishments for people who commit such wickedness, for those who desecrate the sanctity of a will or testament:

'How terrible it will be for you who lie awake at night, thinking up evil plans. You rise at break of dawn and hurry to carry out any of the wicked schemes you have power to accomplish.

When you want a particular piece of land, you find a way to seize it. When you want someone's house, you take it by deception and force.

No one's family or inheritance is safe with you around for you defraud them of their lawful inheritances!

But this is what Y┴OHU UL says: 'I will reward your evil with evil; you won't be able to escape! After I am through with you, none of you will ever again walk proudly along the roads.'

In that day your enemies will make fun of you by singing this song of despair about your experience:

'We are finished, completely ruined! Y┴OHU UL has confiscated our land, taking it from us. He has given our fields to those who betrayed us.'

Others will set your boundaries then, and Y┴OHU UL's people will have no say in how the land is divided.

'Don't say such matters,' the people exclaim. 'Don't prophesy like that. Such calamities will never come our way!'

Should you talk that way, O family of Yaoshor˙l? Will Y┴OHU UL have patience with such behavior?

If you would do what is right, you would find My words to be pleasant. Yet to this very hour My people rise against Me!

You steal the shirts right off the backs of those who relied upon you, making them as ragged as men who have just come home from battle.

You have evicted women from their homes and deprived their children of all their Y┴OHU UL-given rights.

Up! Begone! This is no longer your land and home, for you have filled it with sin and ruined it completely.

Suppose a prophet full of lies were to say to you, 'I'll preach to you the merriment of wine and drink!' That's just the kind of prophet you would like!

'Someday, O Yaoshor˙l, I will gather the few of you who are left. I will bring you together again like sheep in a fold, like a flock in its meadow.

Yes, your land will again be filled with noisy crowds! Your leader will break out and lead you out of exile. He will bring you through the gates of your cities of captivity, back to your own land.

Your King will lead you; Y┴OHU UL Himself will guide you.'

Micah 2, Holy Scriptures

     In other words, those who defraud others of their inheritance rights will be defeated by their enemies, they will be evicted from their homes and lands, and betrayed by those in whom they relied upon.

     Y┴OHU UL will deal with them as they have done to others. They will surely reap what they have sown. Y┴OHU UL always watches over His Words to perform them. Defrauders can be absolutely sure that their sins will find them out.

     It is important therefore that last wills and testaments be carried out by the heirs according to the provisions laid out therein, insofar as they are legally and morally valid.

     The making of a will or testament is not a reflection of faithlessness in Y┴OHU UL, but, on the contrary, it shows that the maker of the will has full faith in Y┴OHU UL that what He has provided, that are now being deeded to one's heirs, will be safekept and used as Y┴OHU UL intended, for noble purposes and causes, given in trust to reliable, dependable heirs.

     It is the final duty of a faithful trustee of Y┴OHU UL's assets, properties, endowments and provisions - which he entrusts all to dependable and faithful trustees and successors.

     The New Testament or Covenant is a perfect example of a valid will, made by Someone Who died, which provides for the benefits, gifts, bequests and heritage to be received by those who are made heirs according to the promise.

'Now when someone dies and leaves a will, no one gets anything until it is proved that the person who wrote the will is dead.

The will goes into effect only after the death of the person who wrote it.

While the person is still alive, no one can use the will to get any of the properties promised to them.

That is why blood was required under the first covenant as a proof of death. For after Mehush˙a had given the people all of Y┴OHU UL's laws, he took the blood of calves and goats, along with water, and sprinkled both the book of Y┴OHU UL's laws and all the people, using branches of hyssop bushes and scarlet wool.

Then he said, 'This blood confirms the covenant Y┴OHU UL has made with you.' And in the same way, he sprinkled blood on the sacred tent and on everything used for worship.

In fact, we can say that according to the law of Mehush˙a, nearly everything was purified by sprinkling with blood.

Without the pouring forth of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins. That is why the earthly tent and everything in it - which were copies of things in heaven - had to be purified by the blood of animals.

But the real things in heaven had to be purified with far better sacrifices than the blood of animals.

For hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) has gone into heaven itself to appear now before Y┴OHU UL as our Advocate. He did not go into the earthly place of worship, for that was merely a copy of the real Temple in heaven.

Nor did He enter heaven to offer Himself again and again, like the earthly high priest who enters the Most Holy Place year after year to offer the blood of an animal.

If that had been necessary, He would have had to die again and again, ever since the world began. But no! He came once for all time, at the end of the age, to remove the power of sin forever by His sacrificial death for us.

And just as it is determined that each person dies only once and after that comes judgment, so also ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y died only once as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people.

He will come again but not to deal with our sins again.

This time He will bring salvation to all those who are eagerly waiting for Him.' - Hebrews 9:16-28

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'And you (Yaoshor˙l) are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant Y┴OHU UL made with your fathers. He said to Abruhßm:

'Through your Offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.' - Acts 3:25

'Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of Y┴OHU UL and co-heirs with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.' - Romans 8:17

'If you belong to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, then you are Abruhßm's seed, making you heirs according to the promise!' - Galatians 3:29

'This enigma is that through the Glorious Message, the Gentiles are heirs together with Yaoshor˙l (Israel), members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.' - Ephesians 3:6

'So having been justified by His favor, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life!' - Titus 3:7

'Make sure that no one is sexually immoral, or is without Y┴OHU UL, like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.

Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. He could bring about no change of mind, though he sought the blessing with tears.' - Hebrews 12:16-17

'Because Y┴OHU UL wanted to make the unchanging nature of His purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, He confirmed it with an oath.' - Hebrews 6:17

'And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of Y┴OHU UL and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every noble work, growing in the knowledge of Y┴OHU UL, being invigorated with all power according to His glorious might so you may have great endurance and patience, and gladly giving 'hodayßo' (thanks) to ha-AB, Who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the sanctified ones in the kingdom of light.

For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of ha-BËR (the Son) He loves, in Whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.' - Colossians 1:10-14

'Praise be to the Y┴OHU UL and AB of our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil nor fade - kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by Y┴OHU UL's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 1:3-5

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'Since I belong to YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, then I am Abruhßm's seed, making me an heir according to Y┴OHU UL's rich promises, which includes life eternal!'

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

5.

Rebellious children should not be given their share of inheritance left by their parents.

Answer: True.

'A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.' - Proverbs 17:2

'An upright man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is being kept in reserve for the benefit of the upright.' - Proverbs 13:22

'An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end.' - Proverbs 20:21

'Now Yaptßkh from Gilead was a great warrior. He was the son of Gilead, but his mother was a prostitute. Gilead's wife also had several sons, and when these half brothers grew up, they chased Yaptßkh off the land.

'You will not get any of our father's inheritance,' they said, 'for you are the son of a prostitute.' So Yaptßkh fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tab. Soon he had a large band of rebels following him.' - Judges 11:1-3

'For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person - such a man is an idolater - has any inheritance in the kingdom of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y and of Y┴OHU UL.'- Ephesians 5:5

'Make sure no one is sexually immoral, or is without Y┴OHU UL, like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.' - Hebrews 12:16

'And Soroßh said to Abruhßm, 'Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with my son Y┴OHUtz-kßq (Isaac).'' - Genesis 21:10

     In Y┴OHU UL's scriptural plan and design for family life, He has designated the parents' inheritance to the children as the rod of discipline during their old age when they would have become weak to use the actual rod of discipline, in rewarding the upright and punishing the wicked and rebellious.

     The apportioning and designating of the inheritance among the children and other heirs will reflect the final discipline of the parents to their children.

     In fact, parents are legally allowed to completely disinherit any child who is actively rebellious against them or who brings dishonor, shame and ill repute to the family name, or who maltreats them in their old age.

     When parents have an inheritance being kept in reserve for their children, the children are more diligent in their reverential treatment of their parents, especially in their old age, and they are not relegated to inhumane nursing homes and other decrepit homes for the aged, but are given tender, loving care till death.

     Of course children should take fine care of their parents in their old age, not for the sake of receiving larger inheritances, but because it is the right thing to do, as Y┴OHU UL commanded in His written Word.

     The reward that they receive in return is one of Y┴OHU UL's ways of fulfilling His promise to give long and blessed lives to those who actually honor and care for their parents who may be young or old, kind or cruel, dead or alive.

'Children, obey your parents because you belong to Y┴OHU UL, for this is the right thing to do. 'Honor your father and mother.' This is the first of the Ten Commandments that ends with a promise.

And this is the promise: If you honor your father and mother, 'you will live a long life, full of blessing.' - Ephesians 6:1-3

     Let's now learn from the scriptural example given by our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA as to what happened to the foolish son who demanded his share of the inheritance in advance, in complete disregard of his own responsibility in caring for his parent, and who eventually repented:

     'A man had two sons. When the younger told his father, 'I want my share of your inheritance now, I won't wait until you die!' his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.

     A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and took a trip to a far-off land, and there squandered all his money on parties and prostitutes. About the time his money was gone, a great famine swept over the land, and he began to go hungry.

     He convinced a local farmer to hire him to feed his pigs. The boy became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the swine looked delectable to him. And no one gave him anything.

     When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, 'At home even the hired men have food enough and to spare, and here I am, dying of hunger! I will go home to my father and say, 'AbÝ, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired man.'

     So he returned home to his father. And while he was still afar off, his father saw him coming, and was filled with loving pity and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

     His son said to him, 'AbÝ, I have sinned against heaven and you, and am not worthy of being called your son - '

     But his father said to the slaves, 'Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. And a jeweled ring for his finger; and sandals! And kill the calf we have in the fattening pen. We must celebrate with a feast, for this son of mine was dead and has come back to life. He was lost but now is found.' So the party began.

     Meanwhile, the older son was in the fields working; when he returned home, he heard dance music coming from the house, and he asked one of the servants what was going on.

     'Your brother is back,' he was told, 'and your father has killed the calf we were fattening and has prepared a great feast to celebrate his coming home again unharmed.'

     The older brother was furious and wouldn't go in. His father came out and begged him, but he replied, 'All these years I've worked hard for you and never once refused to do a single task you told me to; and in all that time you never gave me even one young goat for a feast with my friends.

     Yet when this son of yours comes back after spending your money on prostitutes, you celebrate by killing the finest calf we have on the place!'

     'Look, dear son,' his father said to him, 'you and I are very close, and everything I have is yours. But it is right to celebrate. For he is your brother; and he was dead and has come back to life! He was lost but now is found!' - Luke 15:11-32

     Now let's confirm through the scriptures that Y┴OHU UL metes out the death penalty to children who are disobedient to their parents, and more so to those who maltreat them:

     'When they refused to acknowledge Y┴OHU UL, He abandoned them to their evil minds and let them do things that should never be done.

     Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, fighting, deception, wicked behavior, and gossip.

     They are backstabbers, haters of Y┴OHU UL, insolent, proud, and boastful.

     They are forever inventing new ways of committing sins,

     - they are disobedient to their parents!

     They refuse to comprehend,

     - are covenant (will, testament) breakers,

and are heartless and unforgiving.

     They are fully aware of Y┴OHU UL's death penalty for those who do these, yet they go right ahead and do them anyway.

     And, worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.'

- Romans 1:28-32

     In those who abandon and forsake their parents, especially in times of serious risks and dangers to their lives, or who relegate their old parents in the subhuman conditions of some notorious nursing homes, perhaps this prophecy has its fulfillment:

     'Children will rebel against their parents and cause them to be killed!' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 10:21

     In conclusion, therefore, Y┴OHU UL, Who controls the minds of parents in regard to the apportioning of the inheritance, and in His justice, rewards those who obey His Word and punishes those who violate His commands, according to His Word. Y┴OHU UL really always watches over His Words to perform them!

     Yes, rebellious children do not deserve to be given their shares of the inheritance, while the obedient, submissive and caring children should be richly rewarded by parents by means of their final discipline to their children - the inheritance!

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'Children, obey your parents because you belong to Y┴OHU UL, for this is the right thing to do. 'Honor your father and mother.' This is the first of the Ten Commandments that ends with a promise.

And this is the promise: If you honor your father and mother, 'you will live a long life, full of blessing.' - Ephesians 6:1-3

'Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of Y┴OHU UL and co-heirs with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.' - Romans 8:17

'If you belong to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, then you are Abruhßm's seed, and heirs according to the promise!' - Galatians 3:29

'Make sure that no one is sexually immoral, or is without Y┴OHU UL, like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.

Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. He could bring about no change of mind, though he sought the blessing with tears.' - Hebrews 12:16-17

'But those who won't care for their own relatives, especially those living in the same household, have denied what we believe. Such people are more wicked than unbelievers.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 5:8

'You children must always obey your parents, for this is what pleases Y┴OHU UL.' - Colossians 3:20

'But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show kindness at home and repay their parents by taking care of them. This is something that pleases Y┴OHU UL very much.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 5:4

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

     'My first responsibility is to show kindness at home and repay my parents by taking care of them. This is something that pleases Y┴OHU UL very much.

     I now fully realize that those who won't care for their own relatives have denied the faith of YAOH┌SHUA, and are actually worse off than unbelievers.

     Since I obey, honor and take care of my parents, Y┴OHU UL surely will give me a long life, full of blessings!'

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

6.

It is wise to make out a written will even long before the commonly-held end of a normal life span.

Answer: True.

'An upright man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is being kept in reserve for the benefit of the upright.' - Proverbs 13:22

     As has been mentioned in previous lessons, the purpose of making a last will and testament is to ensure the unity and deep bonds among the family members.

     Another purpose is to provide for the needs of one's dependents in case of untimely death, so one's assets will not be held up in probate courts or kept in escrow accounts while costly litigations are going on in cases where there are no written wills made out in advance.

     A will seeks to ensure unity, fairness, security and provisions among one's dependents.

     This is generally speaking, though, as far as ordinary adults are concerned, where one is already earning enough income to provide for his or her basic needs and has some degree of abundance to give as inheritance to heirs.

     Another purpose of the will (testament) is to begin founding an enduring legacy that will be relayed on to one's family line, through the following generations of his children and grandchildren.

     A written will makes sure that the heirs and dependents are well provided for according to their needs as well as according to their attitudes toward their parents.

     Parents are accountable to Y┴OHU UL to teach, nurture and provide for their children. A will ensures that, in case of untimely death, the children will be well provided for and not be left as abandoned orphans.

     A written will may also specify what specific uses and purposes the inheritance should be used for, thereby ensuring that the main objectives and goals of the parents for the whole family are carried out even in their absence. The purpose is to unite the family towards common noble objectives and goals, that will glorify Y┴OHU UL and enhance the family name.

     Initially, the will may simply contain the main basic provisions, and as time goes on, subsequent changes, modifications and additions may be made to reflect changes due to progress in life but always based upon the attitudes and treatment of the heirs toward the testator (the one who makes the will), as guided by the just principles of Y┴OHU UL's Word.

     It is wise to begin preparing, out of abundance, for one's heritage which he intends to pass on to the next generations of his offsprings, and to leave an enduring accomplishment and a fine name among one's children and grandchildren.

     The diligent, upright and Y┴OHU UL-fearing is favored by Y┴OHU UL to be able to accomplish this noble goal in his lifetime.

     See how many upright generations are now benefiting from the labors, purity, diligence and honesty of their great-great- grandparents, who founded enduring legacies along their family lines, which were transmitted from one generation to the next by means of written wills.

     It's never too late to begin founding an enduring legacy that will pass on the 'Sh˙am' of Y┴OHU UL among your heirs and safeguard, enhance and use His provisions for His purposes, glory and praise!

'Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your own.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 2:8

'The days of the blameless are known to Y┴OHU UL, and their inheritance will endure forever.' - TehillÝm 37:18

'In place of their shame My people will receive a double portion, and in place of displeasure they will be glad in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and eternal happiness will be theirs!' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU 61:7

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of Y┴OHU UL and co-heirs with hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.' - Romans 8:17

'If you belong to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, then you are Abruhßm's seed, and heirs according to the promise!' - Galatians 3:29

'I tell you the truth,' YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'no one who has left home or brothers or female siblings or mother or father or children or fields for Me and the Glorious Message will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, female siblings, mothers, children and fields - and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.' - Mark 10:29-30

'Let them shout for gladness, and be glad, that favor my just cause: yes, let them say continually: Let Y┴OHU UL be magnified, Who takes delight in the prosperity of His servant!' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 35:27

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I do always shout for gladness and magnify Y┴OHU UL, Who takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant!'

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

7.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA categorically declared that claiming an inheritance is a clear evidence of greed and lust for wealth.

Answer: False

     Then someone called from the crowd, 'Maoro-Úh (Teacher), please tell my brother to divide our father's inheritance with me.'

     YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'Friend, who made Me a judge over you to decide such matters like that?'

     Then He said, 'Beware! Don't be greedy for what you don't have. Real life is not measured by how much we own.'

     And He gave an object lesson: 'A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. In fact, his barns were full to overflowing.

     So he said, 'I know! I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I'll have room enough to keep everything. And I'll sit back and say to myself, 'My friend, you have enough kept in reserve for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink and be merry!'

     But Y┴OHU UL said to him, 'You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get it all?'

     Yes, a person is a fool who hoards up earthly wealth for himself but is not rich toward Y┴OHU UL.'

     Then turning to His disciples, YAOH┌SHUA said, 'So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life - whether you have enough food to eat or clothes to wear. For life consists of far more than food and clothing.

     Look at the ravens. They don't need to plant or reap or put food in barns because Y┴OHU UL feeds them. And you are far more valuable to Him than any birds! Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Absolutely not!

     And if worry can't do little things like that, what's the use of worrying over bigger matters?

     Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Shua-ˇlmoh in all his glory was not garbed as beautifully as they are.

     And if Y┴OHU UL cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't He more surely care for you? You have so little faith!

     And don't worry about food - what to eat and drink. Don't worry whether Y┴OHU UL will provide it for you. These thoughts dominate the minds of most people, but your Y┴OHU ABÝ already knows your needs.

     He will give you all you need from day to day if you make the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL your paramount concern.

     So never be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Y┴OHU AB great happiness to give you the Kingdom.

     Sell what you have and give to those in need. This will gather up treasures for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven have no holes in them. Your wealth will be safe - no thief can steal it and no moth can ruin it.

     Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.' - Luke 12:13-34

     As you can see from the written Words of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, He was not against people receiving their due inheritances but against greed and covetousness.

     Just like there is nothing wrong with money in itself or riches or wealth, but what seemingly makes them appear to be wrong is people's greed for them, and their not being rich toward Y┴OHU UL.

     A person without a single cent in his pocket can well be guilty (deserving to be punished) of greed and covetousness for money, though having none. By this, it is clear therefore that it is not the money that corrupts an individual but the greed and lust for it.

     Similarly, though matters in regard to inheritances, legacies and testaments are in fact scriptural and even prescribed by Y┴OHU UL in His Word, the greed and lust that anyone may have for them are what really ruins him.

     The people of Yaoshor˙l went into the Holy Land to claim their inheritance from Y┴OHU UL, as promised to Abruhßm, and Y┴OHU UL even helped them to occupy it. It was given to them, and they went in to claim it. So you see, claiming and receiving inheritances is not wrong as they are.

     What really corrupts or defiles is the selfish greed for money, inheritances, wealth and riches, not the assets themselves.

'For the lust for money is at the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, in their lust for money, have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 6:10

     Y┴OHU UL makes you an heir, enriches and blesses you for a purpose. And what is His purpose?

'Yes, you will be enriched so you can give even more generously. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will break out in giving 'hodayßo' (thanks) to Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Corinthians 9:11

     There! You will be enriched so you can be rich toward Y┴OHU UL by giving to those in need, thereby gathering up treasures in heaven!

     'Sell what you have and give to those in need. This will gather up treasures for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven have no holes in them. Your wealth will be safe - no thief can steal it and no moth can ruin it.' - Luke 12:33

     Why?

     'Because wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.' - Luke 12:34

     So Y┴OHU UL's scriptural promises to bless and enrich His children are for the purpose of their being kind in helping others who are in need, thereby glorifying Y┴OHU UL through it.

     'My Y┴OHU UL will supply all your needs from His riches in glory through our being one with YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Philippians 4:19

     'You know how full of love and kindness our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was: that though He was so very rich, yet to help you, He became poor, in order that by His being poor, He could make you rich.' - 2 Corinthians 8:9

     'Y┴OHU UL is able to give you all you need and more, in order that there will not only be enough for your own needs, but plenty left over for you to give gladly to others....yes, Y┴OHU UL will give you so much more so you can give away much more.' - 2 Corinthians 9:8;11

     'It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything! Yes, the generous person shall be enriched. By helping and giving to others, one enriches himself.' - Proverbs 11:24-25

     'If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, pressed together, shaken over to make room for more, and running over!

     Whatever measure you use to give - large or small - will be used to measure what is given back to you in return.' - Luke 6:38

     In conclusion, therefore, it is scriptural to give, including inheritances, and also to receive, giving all the praises, glory and expressions of gratefulness to Y┴OHU UL.

     He who receives will in turn give out of his abundance to those who are in need, and Y┴OHU UL will bless them for being kind and generous to others, increasing their riches in heaven, and, as for the overall result -

     'There would be no poor among you, for in the land Y┴OHU your UL is giving you to possess as your inheritance, He will richly bless you!' - Deuteronomy 15:4

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'I tell you the truth,' YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'no one who has left home or brothers or female siblings or mother or father or children or fields for Me and the Glorious Message will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, female siblings, mothers, children and fields - and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.' - Mark 10:29-30

'Turn my heart toward Your commands, and not toward selfish gain.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 119:36

'Therefore I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners. From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.' - Yßrmi-Y┴OHU (Jeremiah) 8:10

'My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to hearken to your words, but they do not put them into practice. With their mouths they express devotion, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain.' - Kozoqi˙l 33:31

'But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for Y┴OHU UL's holy people.' - Ephesians 5:3

'Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.' - Colossians 3:5

'Keep your lives free from the lust for money and be content with what you have, because Y┴OHU UL has said,

'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'' - Hebrews 13:5

'Y┴OHU UL is able to give you all you need and more, in order that there will not only be enough for your own needs, but plenty left over for you to give gladly to others.... yes, Y┴OHU UL will give you so much more so you can give away much more.' - 2 Corinthians 9:8;11

'It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything! Yes, the generous person shall be enriched. By helping and giving to others, one enriches himself.' - Proverbs 11:24-25

'If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, pressed together, shaken over to make room for more, and running over!

Whatever measure you use to give - large or small - will likewise be used to measure what is given back to you in return.' - Luke 6:38

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I know how full of love and kindness my Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was: that though He was so very rich, yet to help me, He became poor, in order that by His being poor, He could make me rich unto charitable and kind works, helping others in need, increasing my treasures in heaven, for where my treasure is, my heart and thoughts will also be.'

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

8.

An inheritance should not be used to reward upright behavior or to punish bad behavior and attitudes toward parents.

Answer: False

'For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person - such a man is an idolater - has any inheritance in the kingdom of hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and of Y┴OHU UL.' - Ephesians 5:5

'The upright will inherit the land and will live there forever.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 37:29

'Y┴OHU UlhÝm will not let the upright go hungry to death, but He refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.' - Proverbs 10:3

'If the upright are rewarded here on earth, how much more true that the wicked and the sinner will get what they deserve!' - Proverbs 11:31

'But all will be well for those who are upright. Tell them, 'You will receive a wonderful reward!'' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU 3:10

'The one who sins is the one who dies. The child will not be punished for the parent's sins, and the parent will not be punished for the child's sins.

Upright people will be rewarded for their own kindness, and wicked people will be punished for their own wickedness.' - Kozoqi˙l (Ezekiel) 18:20

     Y┴OHU UL has designated parents to represent Him in matters dealing with the teaching and disciplining of children while raising them up in reverential fear of Him and His Word.

     And Y┴OHU UL controls the minds of parents especially in regard to enforcing discipline among children.

'The authority's heart is in the hand of Y┴OHU UL; He directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases.' - Proverbs 21:1

     As we have learned previously, the giving of inheritances represent the parents' final fair and just discipline to the heirs, reflecting Y┴OHU UL's meting out of His justice to the heirs.

     Justice means rewarding the upright and punishing the wicked. Justice does not merely involve punishments and penalties, but blessings and rewards as well. Blessings to the upright and penalties to the wicked are what real justice means.

     Y┴OHU UL gives us an object lesson in His Word of a parent deposing his firstborn male out of his birthrights and giving them to his dutiful younger son in replacement.

     Reuben was the firstborn male son of Y┴OHU-cßf (Jacob) who lost his birthright due to his committing a grievous sin against his father.

'Reuben slept with Bilhah, his father's concubine, and someone told Y┴OHU-cßf (Jacob) about it.' - Genesis 35:22a

     Nearing death, Y┴OHU-cßf deprives Reuben of his inheritance and gives the firstborn blessings to Y┴OHU-sßf, his younger heir:

'Reuben, you are my oldest son, the child of my vigorous youth. You are first on the list in rank and honor. But you are as unruly as the waves of the sea, and you will be first no longer. For you slept with one of my wives; you dishonored me in my own bed.' - Genesis 49:3-4

'Y┴OHU-sßf is a fruitful tree, a fruitful tree beside a fountain. His branches reach over the wall. He has been attacked by archers, who shot at him and harassed him. But his bow remained tough, and his arms were invigorated by the Mighty One of Y┴OHU-cßf, the Shepherd, the Rock of Yaoshor˙l. May Y┴OHU UL of your forefathers help you; may Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo bless you with the blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the earth beneath, and blessings of the breasts and womb. May the blessings of your forefathers be greater than the blessings of the eternal mountains, reaching to the utmost bounds of the eternal hills. These blessings will fall on the head of Y┴OHU-sßf, who is a prince among his brothers.' - Genesis 49:22-26

And how do parents treat their children?

     Same way Y┴OHU UL would deal with them, since He is control of the parents' hearts and minds especially in regard to meting out justice among children.

'As a father has compassion on his children, so Y┴OHU UL has compassion on those who reverentially fear Him.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 103:13

'My son, do not despise Y┴OHU UL's discipline and do not resent His rebuke, because Y┴OHU UL disciplines those He loves, as a father punishes the son he delights in.' - Proverbs 3:11-12

'Y┴OHU UL's curse is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the upright.

He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.

The wise inherit honor, but fools He holds up to shame.' - Proverbs 3:33-35

     Yes, it is perfectly scriptural, fair and just for parents to highly reward their children who serve them diligently and respectfully, while depriving the disobedient, stubborn and rebellious out of their inheritances.

     The inheritance, after all, is the parents' rod of discipline in their old age.

'Children, obey your parents because you belong to Y┴OHU UL, for this is the right thing to do. 'Honor your father and mother.' This is the first of the Ten Commandments that ends with a promise.

And this is the promise: If you honor your father and mother, 'you will live a long life, full of blessing.' - Ephesians 6:1-3

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person - such a man is an idolater - has any inheritance in the kingdom of hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y and of Y┴OHU UL.' - Ephesians 5:5

'The upright will inherit the land and will live there forever.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 37:29

'Y┴OHU UlhÝm will not let the upright go hungry to death, but He refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.' - Proverbs 10:3

'If the upright are rewarded here on earth, how much more true that the wicked and the sinner will get what they deserve!' - Proverbs 11:31

'But all will be well for those who are upright. Tell them, 'You will receive a wonderful reward!'' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU 3:10

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'As a father has compassion on his children, so Y┴OHU UL has compassion on me who reverentially fears Him.

I do not despise Y┴OHU UL's discipline and do not resent His rebuke, because Y┴OHU UL disciplines those He loves, as a father punishes the child he delights in.

Everything will be well with me and I receive wonderful rewards from Y┴OHU UL!'

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

9.

The best parents can leave as an inheritance to their children are shares of stocks and bonds.

Answer: False

     Scripturally speaking, the ultimate priceless inheritance that any sensible parent can give to his or her children is the Gift of the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA Himself, by making Him known to them and imploring that they receive Him in their hearts for their own individual and only Ruler and Life Governor, forever.

     In doing so, they become heirs to the eternal promises of Y┴OHU UL in His Word kept in reserve for those who will accept Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA in their hearts as Messiah, Life Ruler and Savior.

     There is no greater inheritance than this.

     For when your children have the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA in them and with them always, that is all that they really need throughout their lifetimes and forever.

     When they receive Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, He will come....

'To open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of ha-satßn to Y┴OHU UL, so they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are set apart by faith in Me.' - Acts 26:18

     And Y┴OHU UL will be their more than sufficient inheritance, Who will safekeep them and all that are theirs -

'Y┴OHU UL, You alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.' - TehillÝm 16:5

     And your children and grandchildren will learn more and more of Y┴OHU UL and His ways by your giving them His Word to live by -

'And now I entrust you to Y┴OHU UL and the Word of His favor - His message that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those He has set apart for Himself.' - Acts 20:32

     And furthermore, they will pass on the original Sh˙am (Name) through your family line of offsprings for generations -

'This shows that Y┴OHU UL's Son is far greater than the angels, just as the 'Sh˙am' (Name) Y┴OHU UL gave Him is far greater than their names.' - Hebrews 1:4

'That is why He is the One Who mediates the New Covenant between Y┴OHU UL and people, in order that all who are invited can receive the eternal inheritance Y┴OHU UL has promised them.

Because hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant.' - Hebrews 9:15

     And when they have Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA in their hearts, they become heirs of Y┴OHU UL, to inherit Abruhßm's blessings here on earth and Y┴OHU UL's priceless inheritance in heaven.

'For Y┴OHU UL has reserved a priceless inheritance for His children. It is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.' - 1 Kßfos 1:4

     The next valuable thing that parents can give as inheritance to their children is a fine name. Aside from the original Sh˙am (Name) of the Creator and of His Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, another name that must be relayed on to one's offsprings is the family name itself, which is far better than money, stocks and other properties.

'A fine name is more desirable than great riches; to be respected is better than silver or gold.' - Pr. 22:1

     A fine name means that the person behind that name can be depended and relied upon to always tell the truth, that he or she is a person of integrity (does what one says), honest, fair, just, kind and possesses fine character traits.

     To pass on or relay to your children and grandchildren a fine family name is much better than riches and gold, for then, they will be respected and given favors wherever they may be.

     Next to passing on a fine name to your children and offsprings would be the giving of other properties for their inheritance.

'An upright man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is kept in reserve for the benefit of the upright.' - Proverbs 13:22

'Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a sensible wife is from Y┴OHU UL.' - Proverbs 19:14

     Here you'll notice that Y┴OHU UL gives one's wife to be His inheritance to the husband, while houses and wealth are what one receives from parents.

     But....

'As to property, the priests will not have any, for I (Y┴OHU UL) alone am their inheritance.' - Kozoqi˙l 44:28

     All of Y┴OHU UL's rich inheritance revealed in His Word will accrue to your children and grandchildren once they have the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA in their hearts, as represented by the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' - Who is the Seal guaranteeing all of Y┴OHU UL's promises being fulfilled in them.

'Furthermore, because of hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, we have received an inheritance from Y┴OHU UL, for He selected us from the beginning, and all events occur just as He predetermined long ago.' - Ephesians 1:11

'The 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) is Y┴OHU UL's guarantee that He will give us everything He promised and that He has purchased us to be His own people. This is just one more reason for us to praise our glorious Y┴OHU UL.' - Ephesians 1:14

'I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so you can comprehend the wonderful future He has promised to those He called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance He has given to His people.' - Ephesians 1:18

'Always giving 'hodayßo' to Y┴OHU ABÝ, Who has enabled you to share the inheritance that belongs to Y┴OHU UL's holy people, who live in the light.' - Colossians 1:12

'Remember that Y┴OHU UL will give you an inheritance as your reward, and the Ruler you are serving is hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Colossians 3:24

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'So let it be clearly known by everyone in Yaoshor˙l that Y┴OHU UL has made YAOH┌SHUA, Whom you impaled, to be both Molkhi˙l (King, Ruler) and hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (Messiah)!'

The words of Kßfos convicted them deeply, and they said to him and to the other emissaries, 'Brothers, what should we do?'

Kßfos replied, 'Each of you should forsake your sins and turn to Y┴OHU UL, and be immersed 'ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y for the forgiveness of your sins.

Then you will receive the gift of the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit). This promise is to you and to your children, and even to the Gentiles - all who have been called by Y┴OHU our UL.' - Acts 2:36-39

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I now determine to pass on the only saving, original Sh˙am (Name) of the Creator, Y┴OHU UL and His Messiah YAOH┌SHUA to my children and grandchildren, and His Glorious Message of redemption, thus making them heirs of Y┴OHU UL and co-heirs with Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

I will also pass on to them Y┴OHU UL's Words and my rich spiritual experiences in His Kingdom for them to learn valuable insights from, in character building and upright living.

And lastly, I will always seek to pass on to them a fine family name that they can be proud of in the eyes of Y┴OHU UL and men, by our living clean, upright lives, dealing with others fairly, honestly and kindly - glorifying Y┴OHU UL in our families, from generation to generation.

May Y┴OHU UL always help us in this noble endeavor.'

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

9.

The best parents can leave as an inheritance to their children are shares of stocks and bonds.

Answer: False

Continuation....

     Another important legacy that parents should leave their children as inheritance are regulations, teachings and training in rectitude, grounded on Y┴OHU UL's Words.

     Y┴OHU UL holds you, parents, responsible to teach your children and grandchildren His Word with all His rules and regulations and commands for upright living.

'Tell them especially about the day when you were present before Y┴OHU your UL at Mount Sinai, where He told me,

'Gather the people before Me, and I will teach them. That way, they will learn to reverentially fear Me for as long as they live, and they will be able to teach My laws to their children.'' - Deuteronomy 4:10

'Therefore, be careful to obey every command I am giving you today, so you may have power to go in and occupy the land you are about to enter.

If you obey, you will enjoy a long life in the land Y┴OHU UL swore to give to your forefathers and to you, their offsprings - a land flowing with milk and honey!

For the land you are about to enter and occupy is not like the land of Egypt from which you came, where you planted your seed and dug out irrigation ditches with your foot as in a vegetable garden.

It is a land of hills and valleys with plenty of rain - a land that Y┴OHU your UL cares for. He watches over it day after day throughout the year!

If you carefully obey all the commands I am giving you today, and if you love Y┴OHU your UL with all your heart and soul, and if you worship Him, then He will send the rains in their proper times so you can harvest crops of grain, grapes for wine, and olives for oil.

He will give you lush meadowland for your cattle to graze in, and you yourselves will have plenty to eat.

But do not let your heart turn away from Y┴OHU UL to worship idols. If you do, Y┴OHU UL's anger will burn against you. He will shut up the sky and hold back the rain, and your harvests will fail. Then you will quickly die in that pleasant land Y┴OHU UL is now giving you.

So commit yourselves completely to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands as a reminder, and wear them on your forehead.

Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again.

Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land Y┴OHU UL swore to give your forefathers.

Be careful to obey all the commands I give you; show love to Y┴OHU your UL by walking in His ways and clinging to Him. Then Y┴OHU UL will drive out all the nations in your land, though they are much greater in number and tougher than you.

Wherever you set your feet, the land will be yours. Your frontiers will be from the wilderness in the south to Lebanon in the north, and from the Euphrates River in the east to the Mediterranean Sea in the west.

No one will be able to endure against you, for Y┴OHU your UL will send the fear and dread ahead of you, as He promised you, wherever you go in the whole land.

Today I am giving you the option between a blessing and a curse!

You will be blessed if you obey the commands of Y┴OHU your UL that I am giving you today.

You will receive a curse if you reject the commands of Y┴OHU your UL and turn from His way by worshiping idols.' - Deuteronomy 11:8-28

     Other skills which the parents are not gifted enough to teach their children about, they can delegate to others who are more competent in those regard, but still and all, the responsibility to Y┴OHU UL for the children's learning and education rests with the parents.

     It is not enough to merely teach children what is scripturally right and wrong, but what's more, the parents need to TRAIN them in right conduct, proper behavior, correct manners and attitudes.

     Children and other subordinates who are given unlimited permission to do whatever they want will surely rebel against their parents and other authorities. The child raised permissively will definitely become a rebel some day.

     It is imperative therefore that sound moral values, right conduct, civilized manners, noble character traits and positive attitudes should be taught to children by their parents, backed up by proper training in them given correctly at all times.

     Yes, you will be helping them develop self-control early in life, and as a result, they won't have difficult times controlling themselves from harmful temptations when they grow up.

     They will mature to become Y┴OHU UL-fearing and law-abiding members of the community, giving happiness to their parents in their golden years, and preserving a reputable family name.

     These are important enduring legacies which parents leave to their children and grandchildren as priceless heritage, which are then carried on from generation to generation, ensuring a Y┴OHU UL-fearing familial line of offsprings, designated for eternal rewards in heaven.

     In this way, not only will parents fulfill their responsibilities unto Y┴OHU UL but they will be founding enduring generations of moral, upright and blessed children, favored by Y┴OHU UL and people alike.

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'And since Abruhßm and the other patriarchs were holy, their children will also be holy. For if the roots of the tree are holy, the branches will be, too.' - Romans 11:16

'Now I am coming to you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you. I don't want what you have; I want you.

And anyway, little children don't pay for their parents' food. It's the other way around; parents supply food for their children.' - 2 Corinthians 12:14

'And now that you belong to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, you are the true children of Abruhßm. You are his heirs, and now all the promises Y┴OHU UL gave to him belong to you!' - Galatians 3:29

'And now a word to you fathers. Don't make your children bitter by the way you treat them.

Rather, bring them up with the discipline and teaching approved by Y┴OHU UL.' - Ephesians 6:4

'As you endure this scriptural discipline, remember that Y┴OHU UL is actually treating you as His own children. Whoever heard of a child who was never disciplined?

If Y┴OHU UL doesn't discipline you as He does all of His children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really His children after all.' - Hebrews 12:7-8

'Since we know that Y┴OHU UL is always right, we also know that all who do what is right are His children.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 2:29

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

9.

The best parents can leave as an inheritance to their children are shares of stocks and bonds.

Answer: False

Continuation....

     Another important but usually overlooked factor that parents, and fathers in particular, bequeath to their children until the third and fourth generations are their individual evil inclinations, vices and wicked propensities, aside from upright tendencies as well.

     The Scriptures declare that sins of the fathers are what are transmitted to children and grandchildren, until the third and fourth generations.

     'I am Y┴OHU your UL, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no 'lo-ulhÝm' (idols) before Me.

     You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.

     You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, Y┴OHU your UL, am a possessively avenging Y┴OHU UL, punishing the children for the sin of the FATHERS to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands.

     You shall not misuse the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU your UL, for Y┴OHU UL will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses His Sh˙am.' - Exodus 20:2-7

     'So Mehush˙a chiseled out two 'ehbanÝm' (sto-e) tablets like the original ones and went up Mount Sinai early in the morning, as Y┴OHU UL had commanded him; and he carried the two 'ehbanÝm' tablets in his hands.

     Then Y┴OHU UL came down in the cloud and arose beside him there and proclaimed His Sh˙am (Name) - Y┴OHU.

     And He passed front of Mehush˙a, proclaiming, 'Y┴OHU - compassionate and full of favors, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.

     Yet He does not leave the guilty unpunished; He punishes the children and their children for the sin of the FATHERS to the third and fourth generations.' - Exodus 34:4-7

     Why? Because the seed is transmitted through the male parents, the fathers, and it is by and through them that the family line is perpetuated through offsprings in procreation.

     The mothers serve only to hold and nurture the seed borne by the fathers.

     Children are reckoned to be in their father's loins while yet unborn, and so are actually one with their father in whatever they do, upright or bad.

     That is why the genealogies in the Scriptures are traced along the father's, and not the mother's, family line.

     And although, Rahab, the prostitute, and Ruth, a Gentile, were in the genealogy of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, yet these did not tarnish the upright seed that was relayed on through generations because the seed was only transmitted through the male parents, the fathers, and not through the mothers.

     Please comprehend in the following Scripture passages how this concept is explained, that the children are reckoned together with their father in their deeds, while they are yet unborn, still in their father's loins:

     'This MolkhÝ-Tzadˇq was king of the City of Shua-olÚym and also a priest of Y┴OHU UL Gavˇha (Most High). When Abruhßm was returning home after winning a great battle against many kings, MolkhÝ-Tzadˇq (Melchizedek) met him and blessed him.

     Then Abruhßm took a tenth of all he had won in the battle and gave it to MolkhÝ-Tzadˇq. His name means 'King of Rectitude.' He is also 'King of Peace' because 'Shua-olÚym' means 'Peace.'

     There is no record of his father or mother or any of his forebears - no beginning or end to his life. He remains a priest forever, resembling 'ha-BËR' (the Son of) Y┴OHU UL.

     Ponder upon how great this MolkhÝ-Tzadˇq was. Even Abruhßm, the great patriarch of Yaoshor˙l (Israel), recognized how great MolkhÝ-Tzadˇq was by giving him a tithe (tenth) of what he had taken in battle.

     Now the priests, who are offsprings of LevÝ, are commanded in the law of Mehush˙a to collect a tithe from all the people, even though they are their own relatives.

     But MolkhÝ-Tzadˇq, who was not even related to LevÝ, collected a tithe from Abruhßm.

     And MolkhÝ-Tzadˇq placed a blessing upon Abruhßm, the one who had already received the promises of Y┴OHU UL. And without doubt, the person who has the power to bless is always greater than the person who is blessed.

     In the case of YAOH┌-dim (Jewish) priests, tithes are paid to men who will die. But our High Priest is greater than they are, because He lives on forever. In addition, we might even say that LevÝ's offsprings, the ones who were designated to collect the tithe, paid a tithe to MolkhÝ-Tzadˇq through their forefather Abruhßm.

     For although LevÝ wasn't born yet, the seed from which he came was in Abruhßm's loins when MolkhÝ-Tzadˇq collected the tithe from him.

     And finally, if the priesthood of LevÝ could have achieved Y┴OHU UL's purposes - and it was that priesthood on which the law was based - why did Y┴OHU UL need to send a different priest from the line of MolkhÝ-Tzadˇq, and not from the line of LevÝ and Aharˇn?

     And when the priesthood is changed, the law must also be changed to allow it. For the one we are talking about belongs to a different tribe, whose members do not serve at the altar.

     What I mean is, our Molkhi˙l came from the tribe of YAOH┌-dah (Judah), and Mehush˙a never mentioned YAOH┌-dah in connection with the priesthood.

     The change in Y┴OHU UL's law is even more evident from the fact that a different Priest, who is like MolkhÝ-Tzadˇq, has now come. He became a Priest, not by meeting the old requirement of belonging to the tribe of LevÝ, but by the power of a life that cannot be terminated. And the psalmist pointed this out when he said about hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y,

'You are a Priest forever
In the order of MolkhÝ-Tzadˇq.'

     Yes, the old requirement about the priesthood was set aside because it was weak and useless. For the law made nothing perfect, and now a better hope has taken its place. And that is how we now draw near to Y┴OHU UL.

     Y┴OHU UL took an oath that hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y would always be a Priest, but He never did this for any other priest. Only to YAOH┌SHUA did He say,

'Y┴OHU UL has taken an oath
and will not break His vow:
'You are a Priest forever.''

     Because of Y┴OHU UL's oath, it is YAOH┌SHUA Who guarantees the efficacy of this better covenant.' - Hebrews 7:1-22

     Also, though it was Khavyßo (Eve) who was deceived by ha-satßn and first violated Y┴OHU UL's command, yet the Scriptures declare that sin and death spread throughout the human race because of Adßm's sin, not Khavyßo's!

     'For Y┴OHU UL made Adßm first, and afterwards He made Khavyßo (Eve). And it was the woman, not Adßm, who was deceived by ha-satßn, and sin was the result.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tßm (Timothy) 2:13-14

     'When Adßm sinned, sin entered the entire human race. Adßm's sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned [while all mankind was still in Adßm's loins!]. - Romans 5:12

     'And what a difference between our sin and Y┴OHU UL's generous gift of forgiveness. For this one man, Adßm, brought death to many through his sin. But this other Man, YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, brought forgiveness to many through Y┴OHU UL's bountiful gift.' - Romans 5:15

     'The sin of this one man, Adßm, caused death to rule over us, but all who receive Y┴OHU UL's wonderful, undeserved gift of rectitude will live in triumph over sin and death through this one Man, YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.' - Romans 5:17

     'So you see, just as death came into the world through a man, Adßm, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another Man, hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah). Everyone dies because all of us are related to Adßm, the first man.

     But all who are related to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the other Man, will be given new life!' - 1 Corinthians 15:21-22

     'The Scriptures tell us, 'The first man, Adßm, became a living person.' But the last Adßm - that is, hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y - is a life-giving 'R┌KHA' (Spirit).' - 1 Corinthians 15:45

     'Adßm, the first man, was made from the dust of the earth, while hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the second Man, came from heaven.' - 1 Corinthians 15:47

     'Just as we are now like Adßm, the man of the earth, so we will someday be like hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the Man from heaven.' - 1 Corinthians 15:49

     Knowing this, and also the fact that what the parents allow in moderation, the children will do in excess when they grow up, and, furthermore, that parents are responsible to Y┴OHU UL for the upbringing of their children, how imperative it is that parents should order their lives in harmony with Y┴OHU UL Words and live uprightly!

     Parents and their virgin daughter therefore should be very careful in their selection of the man to take as husband for the daughter, knowing that her future children will, to a high degree, bear the same propensities, inclinations or bents on rectitude or evil of the man the daughter marries. Check his family background, too, up to his grandfather and great-grandfather.

     And fathers should see to it that they nurture their children correctly as Y┴OHU UL prescribes in His Word, and set the correct examples for their children to follow and emulate.

     Upright or evil inclinations, behavior patterns, mannerisms, attitudes and speech patterns are also trasmitted to children by the parents. These are included in the inheritance that parents pass on to their offsprings, too, until the third and fourth generations.

     If the father has evil inclinations in regard to alcoholism, violence, crime, gambling, prostitution, pornography, use of illicit drugs, adultery, idolatry, theft, fraud or laziness, then double efforts must be made by the parents to jointly insulate their children early on from these wicked inclinations by means of establishing rigid disciplines against these vices coupled with the implanting of virtues to serve as safeguards against such wicked propensities, all to be done according to Y┴OHU UL's Words.

     Children should be made to memorize Scripture passages early on which counteract inherited wicked inclinations, and they should be nurtured and raised up, trained and encouraged to always talk, behave and react according to Y┴OHU UL's Word and not according to their carnal impulses or inclinations.

     And upon reaching the right age for conversion, the children should promptly be encouraged to receive Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA for their individual and only Life Governor and Savior, and given to Y┴OHU Abuh˙l for adoption as children in His own family.

     Yes, you are correct, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l has no grandchildren, which means, that each must be adopted into His family as His child, and your children does not automatically become His grandchildren to rightfully belong to His Kingdom and automatically made an heir with you. They have to accept and receive Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA into their hearts for themselves, individually.

     With Y┴OHU Abuh˙l then made the spiritual AB (Father), the noble traits and inclinations of their new AB (Father), Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, are the ones which the spiritually reborn children now will tend to adhere to, but still under your tutelage, loving discipline and supervision.

     All this to be prayerfully done by the power, direction and guidance of the 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' Who is the unseen marriage Partner in Yaoh˙shuahÝm marriages.

     Without Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, you cannot do anything worthwhile, productive and fruitful.

     Only Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA redeems from the curses inherited from the sins of our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers, and from all inherited sins of all our forebears for that matter.

     Truly, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is your only hope in this world....!

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'And now that you belong to hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, you are the true children of Abruhßm. You are his heirs, and now all the promises Y┴OHU UL gave to him belong to you!' - Galatians 3:29

'And now a word to you fathers. Don't exasperate your children by the way you treat them.

Rather, bring them up with the discipline and teaching approved by Y┴OHU UL.' - Ephesians 6:4

'As you endure this scriptural discipline, remember that Y┴OHU UL is actually treating you as His own children. Whoever heard of a child who was never disciplined?

If Y┴OHU UL doesn't discipline you as He does all of His children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really His children after all.' - Hebrews 12:7-8

'Since we know that Y┴OHU UL is always right, we also know that all who do what is right are His children.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 2:29

'Yes, Adßm's one sin brought condemnation upon everyone, but hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y's one act of rectitude makes all people right in Y┴OHU UL's sight and gives them life.

Because one person disobeyed Y┴OHU UL, many people became sinners. But because one other person obeyed Y┴OHU UL, many people will be made right in Y┴OHU UL's sight.

Y┴OHU UL's law was given so all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, Y┴OHU UL's wonderful kindness became more abundant.

So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now Y┴OHU UL's wonderful kindness rules in its place, giving us right relationship with Y┴OHU UL and producing eternal life through YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y our Molkhi˙l.' - Romans 5:18-21

'My child, don't ignore it when Y┴OHU UL disciplines you, and don't be discouraged when He corrects you. For Y┴OHU UL corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.' - Proverbs 3:11-12

'My children, hearken to me. Hearken to your father's teachings. Take heed and grow wise, for I am giving you correct guidance. Don't turn away from my teaching.

For I, too, was once my father's son, gently loved by my mother as an only child. My father told me, 'Take my words to heart. Follow my teachings and you will live. Learn to be wise, and develop sound judgment. Don't forget or turn away from my words.

Don't turn your back on wisdom, for it will protect you. Love it, and it will guard you. Getting wisdom is the most important thing you can do!

And whatever else you do, get sound judgment. If you prize wisdom, it will exalt you. Embrace it and it will honor you. It will place a lovely wreath on your head; it will present you with a beautiful crown.

My child, hearken to me and do as I say, and you will have a long, blessed life. I will teach you wisdom's ways and lead you in direct paths. If you live a life guided by wisdom, you won't limp or stumble as you run. Carry out my teachings; don't forsake them. Guard them, for they will lead you to a fulfilled life.' - Proverbs 4:1-13

'Take heed, my child, to what I say. Hearken carefully. Don't lose sight of my words. Let them penetrate deep within your heart, for they bring life and radiant health to anyone who discovers their meaning. Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.' - Proverbs 4:20-23

'TRAIN up a child in the way he should go: and when he grows up, he will not depart from it.' - Proverbs 22:6

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I will raise up my children in the teaching, discipline and training approved by Y┴OHU UL, in a gentle and loving way, continually watching over them to make sure that they learn Y┴OHU UL's ways, values, conduct and character traits, making this my enduring legacy which I bequeath to them.

So help me please, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l.'

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

10.

Scripturally speaking, it is the duty of the government to care for the poor, the orphans, the sick, and the widows in society.

Answer: False

     It is the principal duty of the family, in particular, and the community as well as the charitable, religious organizations to care for the poor, orphans, sick and widows, and other needy members of the community.

     The government's principal duty is to maintain peace and order, and to render justice, and perform other overall administrative functions, whose main aim would be to provide general public services for the common benefit of all its citizens.

     But the paramount duty of the government is to maintain peace and order so its citizens could live their lives in secure, just, safe and peaceful surroundings, free from fear of foreign aggressions and criminals.

     Government authorities, being agents of Y┴OHU UL, are supposed to ensure orderliness in society, by favoring the upright and punishing those who violate the law.

     In this regard, it is also incumbent upon government authorities to regulate the activities of its citizens to ensure that injustices and abuses are held in check and accordingly penalized, while at the same time, providing incentives to the upright, productive and law-abiding members of society.

'Obey the government, for Y┴OHU UL is the One Who put it there. All governments have been put in power by Y┴OHU UL.

So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey Y┴OHU UL, and punishment will follow.

For the authorities do not frighten people who are doing right, but they frighten those who do wrong.

So do what they say, and you will get along well.

The authorities are sent by Y┴OHU UL to help you!

But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for you will be punished.

The authorities are established by Y┴OHU UL for that very purpose, to punish those who do wrong.

So you must obey the government for two reasons: to keep from being punished and to keep a clear conscience.

Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid so they can keep on doing the work Y┴OHU UL intended them to do.

Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and import duties, and give respect and honor to all to whom it is due.' - Romans 13:1-7

'My child, reverentially fear Y┴OHU UL and the national leader, and don't associate with radicals (rebels). For you will go down with them to quick ruin. Who knows where the punishment from Y┴OHU UL and from the national leader will end?

Here are some further sayings of the wise:

It is wrong to show favoritism when passing judgment.

A judge who says to the wicked, 'You are innocent,' will be cursed by many people and denounced by the nations.

But blessings are showered on those who convict the guilty.' - Proverbs 24:21-25

     In regard to the poor, widows, sick, orphans and other needy sectors of the community, however, Y┴OHU UL assigns the duty and obligation of caring for them to families, and the enlarged family, as well as to charitable and religious organizations, and to the members of the immediate community in general.

     But the family members bear the primary burden of caring for their poor, widows, sick and other needy members of their family and relatives as well.

     The religious and charitable organizations come only second in bearing this responsibility.

     If only the immediate family members and other relatives would care for their own poor, sick, widows and indigents, there would be no beggars, homeless and waifs along community squares and alleys.

     Charitable organizations and religious societies support the families in the performance of this responsibility, if need be.

     Y┴OHU UL's purpose for this principle of caring is to enhance the bonds of unity and love among the family members, and among relatives, too.

     And it is only the immediate family members and near relatives who is capable of giving tender, loving care to them because of the natural bonds that exist among them. Of course, one would give heartfelt, gentle and loving care to someone who is of his own flesh and blood.

     When the government agencies attempt to perform this function, it would lack the capability and it would be against Y┴OHU UL's plan and ways of doing things because government employees, with due respect, lack the natural bonds with those they are attempting to care for.

     They would just be doing their jobs perfunctorily, however honest, due to lack of natural and emotional bonds which otherwise would exist among immediate family members and relatives who care for one another with natural bonds of love and affection.

     That is why the emissary Sha˙l warned that those who refuse to take care of their own relatives are worse, compared with unbelievers.

     In Y┴OHU UL's plan, parents naturally provide for the basic needs of their children. And, in turn, children are responsible to Y┴OHU UL to care for their parents and grandparents in their old age.

     So it would be wrong to blame the government for those who suffer in poverty, because it is not the responsibility of the government to feed its citizenry.

     On the contrary, parents are supposed to feed, support and teach their children, and the family, in turn, support their needy relatives. That is Y┴OHU UL's basic and correct plan for the family, the community and the government.

     When the care for needy members of the family is transferred to government agencies, the family bonds are weakened and it makes the society conducive to be ruled by dictatorships and abusive officials, leading to widespread poverty, lack and general unconcern.

     Why? Because it is against Y┴OHU UL's plan and directives. One cannot violate Y┴OHU UL's Words and get away with it. Y┴OHU UL surely always watches over His Words to perform them. The Word always works!

Be sure your violation (sin) will find you out.

'If any of your YaoshorulÝte (Israelite) relatives fall into poverty and cannot support themselves, support them as you would a resident foreigner and allow them to live with you.

Do not demand an advance or charge interest on the money you lend them.

On the contrary, show your reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL by allowing them live with you as your relatives.

Remember, do not charge your relatives interest upon anything you lend them, whether money or food.

I, Y┴OHU, am your UlhÝm, Who brought you out of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your UlhÝm.' - Leviticus 25:35-38

'If a Yaohush˙ayao (female believer) woman has relatives who are widows, she must take care of them and not put the responsibility on the Oholyßo (Congregation). Then the Oholyßo can care for widows who are truly alone.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tßm (Timothy) 5:16

'Pure and eternal religion in the sight of Y┴OHU UL our Abuh˙l (Father) means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.' - Y┴OHU-cßf (James) 1:27

'The Oholyßo (Congregation) should care for any widow who has no one else to care for her. But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show virtue at home and repay their parents by taking care of them.

This is something that pleases Y┴OHU UL very much.

But a woman who is a true widow, one who is truly alone in this world, has put her hope in Y┴OHU UL. Night and day she asks Y┴OHU UL for help and spends much time in prayer.

But the widow who lives only for pleasure is spiritually dead. Give these regulations to the Oholyßo so the widows you support will not be criticized.

But those who won't care for their own relatives, especially those living in the same household, have denied what we believe.

Such people are worse, compared with unbelievers.'

- 1 Y┴OHU-tßm (Timothy) 5:3-8

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'Obey the government, for Y┴OHU UL is the One Who put it there. All governments have been put in power by Y┴OHU UL.

So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey Y┴OHU UL, and punishment will follow.

For the authorities do not frighten people who are doing right, but they frighten those who do wrong.

So do what they say, and you will get along well.

The authorities are sent by Y┴OHU UL to help you!' - Romans 13:1-4a

'Pure and eternal religion in the sight of Y┴OHU UL our Abuh˙l (Father) means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.' - Y┴OHU-cßf (James) 1:27

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I now fully realize my obligation to obey my government authorities and I will never associate with radicals in their rebellious clamors.

I will now begin to look and care for my relatives who may be poor, orphaned, sick, widowed or in some ways in need of help or support, and in reverential fear of Y┴OHU UL, and with Y┴OHU UL's ability and provisions, I now decide to help them and will always be kind to them.

So help me please, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l.'

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

10.

Scripturally speaking, it is the duty of the government to care for the poor, the orphans, the sick, and the widows in society.

Answer: False

Continuation....

     Do you know what four specific groups of people does Y┴OHU UL specially care for?

     The Holy Scriptures reveal that Y┴OHU UL gives special care for these kinds of people who are helpless to defend themselves, and they are:

- the widows
- the orphans
- the poor
- the foreigners or aliens dwelling with you in the land

     In fact, maltreatment and oppression of these four groups of people were one of the major reasons why the Yaoshor˙lis (Israelis) were first expelled from the promised land, into captivity in foreign lands where they were reminded by Y┴OHU UL how it is to be treated unjustly and mercilessly, just like what their forefathers suffered under while in Egypt.

'And if you stop exploiting foreigners, orphans, and widows; and if you stop your murdering; and if you stop worshiping idols as you now do to your own harm.' - Yarmi-Y┴OHU 7:6

'They are well fed and well groomed, and there is no limit to their wicked deeds. They refuse justice to orphans and deny the rights of the poor.' - Yarmi-Y┴OHU (Jeremiah) 5:28

'But you! You are full of selfish greed and dishonesty! You murder the innocent, oppress the poor, and rule them mercilessly.' - Yarmi-Y┴OHU (Jeremiah) 22:17

'This is what Y┴OHU UL says: Be fair-minded and just. Do what is right! Help those who have been robbed; rescue them from their oppressors. Quit your evil deeds! Do not maltreat foreigners, orphans, and widows. Stop murdering the innocent!' - Yarmi-Y┴OHU 22:3

'Fathers and mothers are contemptuously ignored. Dwelling foreigners are forced to pay for protection. Orphans and widows are wronged and oppressed.' - Kozoqi˙l 22:7

'Even common people oppress the poor, rob the needy, and deprive foreigners of justice.' - Kozoqi˙l (Ezekiel) 22:29

'Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and poor people. And do not make evil plans to harm each other.' - Zochßr-Y┴OHU (Zechariah) 7:10

     And again, as the Yaoshor˙lis were exiled for the second time into foreign lands, to live as foreigners themselves in many countries in the world, Y┴OHU UL taught them this vital lesson that these types of people should never be treated unjustly or inhumanely.

'You trample the poor and steal what little they have through taxes and unfair rent. Therefore, you will never live in the beautiful 'Úhban' (s-one) houses you are building.

You will never drink wine from the lush vineyards you are planting. For I know the many number of your sins and rebellions. You oppress upright people by taking bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.' - Amos 5:11-12

'At that time I will put you on trial. I will be a ready witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people do not fear Me,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (the Commander of Heaven's Armies).' - MolaokhÝ 3:5

     Those who are unkind, unjust, merciless and cruel to these types of people and those who maltreat or oppress them will find themselves in direct confrontation with Y┴OHU UL Himself for He has declared in His Word that He, Y┴OHU UL, is their Defender, Protector and Guardian.

     Even Sodom was annihilated by Y┴OHU UL with flaming sulfur with neglect of the poor as one of their major sins against Y┴OHU UL.

'Sodom's sins were pride, laziness, and gluttony, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door.' - Kozoqi˙l 16:49

     Ponder now, as you carefully read what Y┴OHU UL teaches in His Word to be our correct attitudes towards these kinds of people:

'Cursed is anyone who is unjust to foreigners, orphans, and widows.' And all the people will reply, 'Am-nßm.' - Deuteronomy 27:19

'Y┴OHU UL protects the foreigners among us. He cares for the orphans and widows, but He frustrates the plans of the wicked.' - TehillÝm 146:9

'Give it to the Levites, who have no inheritance among you, as well as to the foreigners living among you, the orphans, and the widows in your towns, so they can eat and be satisfied. Then Y┴OHU your UL will bless you in all your work.' - Deuteronomy 14:29

'Father to the fatherless, Defender of widows - this is Y┴OHU UL, Whose dwelling is holy.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 68:5

'But I will preserve the orphans who remain among you. Your widows, too, will be able to depend on Me for help.' - Yarmi-Y┴OHU (Jeremiah) 49:11

'Do not oppress foreigners in any way. Remember, you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.' - Exodus 22:21

'Do not oppress the foreigners living among you. You know what it is like to be a foreigner. Remember your own experience in the land of Egypt.' - Exodus 23:9

'Do not exploit the foreigners who live in your land. They should be treated like everyone else, and you must love them as you love yourself. Remember that you were once foreigners in the land of Egypt. I, Y┴OHU, am your UL.' - Leviticus 19:33-34

'Never take advantage of poor laborers, whether fellow YaoshorulÝtes (Israelites) or foreigners living in your towns.' - Deuteronomy 24:14

'True justice must be given to foreigners living among you and to orphans, and you must never accept a widow's garment in pledge of her debt.' - Deuteronomy 24:17

It is written in the Scriptures,

'I will speak to My own people through unknown languages, and through the lips of foreigners. But even then, they will not hearken to Me,' says Y┴OHU UL.' - 1 Corinthians 14:21

'And remember that the heavenly Y┴OHU AB (Father) to Whom you pray has no favorites when He judges. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of Him during your time as foreigners here on earth.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 1:17

'Dear brethren, you are mere foreigners and aliens here. So I warn you to keep away from evil desires because they fight against your very souls.' - 1 Kßfos (Peter) 2:11

'But if there are any poor people in your towns when you arrive in the land Y┴OHU your UL is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tightfisted toward them.' - Deuteronomy 15:7

'If your neighbor is poor and has only a cloak to give as security, do not keep the cloak overnight.' - Deuteronomy 24:12

'Never take advantage of poor laborers, whether fellow YaoshorulÝtes or foreigners living in your towns. Pay them their wages each day before sunset because they are poor and are counting on it.

Otherwise they might cry out to Y┴OHU UL against you, and it would be counted against you as sin.' - Deuteronomy 24:14-15

'He lifts the poor from the dust -
Yes, from a pile of ashes!
He treats them like princes,
Placing them in seats of honor.

For all the earth is Y┴OHU UL's, and He has set the world in order.' - 1 Samu-┌l 2:8

'For the needy will not be ignored forever; the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.' - TehillÝm 9:18

'Proud and wicked people wickedly oppress the poor. Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.' - TehillÝm 10:2

Y┴OHU UL replies, 'I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for Me to do.' - TehillÝm 12:5

'The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek Y┴OHU UL will praise Him. Their hearts will be glad with eternal happiness.' - TehillÝm 22:26

'I will praise Him from the bottom of my heart: 'Y┴OHU UL, who can compare with You? Who else rescues the weak and helpless from the powerful? Who else protects the poor and needy from those who want to rob them?' - TehillÝm 35:10

'Oh, the happiness of those who are kind to the poor. Y┴OHU UL rescues them in times of trouble.' - TehillÝm 41:1

'Help him to defend the poor, to rescue the children of the needy, and to crush their oppressors.' - TehillÝm 72:4

'He will rescue the poor when they cry to Him; He will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.' - TehillÝm 72:12

'Give fair judgment to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the desperate. Rescue the poor and helpless; deliver them from the grasp of evil people.' - TehillÝm 82:3-4

'But He rescues the poor from their troubles, and increases their families like vast flocks of sheep.' - TehillÝm 107:41

'I will make this city prosperous and satisfy its poor with food.' - TehillÝm 132:15

'I know Y┴OHU UL will surely help those they persecute; He will maintain the rights of the poor.' - TehillÝm 140:12

'Do not rob the poor because they are poor or exploit the needy in court.' - Proverbs 22:22

'A poor person who oppresses the poor is like a pounding rain that ruins the crops.' - Proverbs 28:3

'It is better to be poor and honest, compared with being rich and corrupt.' - Proverbs 28:6

'A person who makes money by charging usurious interest will lose it. It will end up in the hands of someone who is kind to the poor.' - Proverbs 28:8

'Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing. But a curse will come upon those who close their eyes to those who are poor.' - Proverbs 28:27

'The upright know the rights of the poor; the wicked don't even care to know.' - Proverbs 29:7

'A leader who is fair to the poor will have a long reign.' - Proverbs 29:14

'Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.' - Proverbs 31:9

'What should we tell the enemy envoys? Tell them that Y┴OHU UL has built Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem), and that the poor of His people will find refuge in its walls.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU 14:32

'But to the poor, O Y┴OHU UL, You are a refuge from the tempest. To the needy in dire need, You are a safe refuge from the rain and the heat.

For the oppressive acts of merciless people are like a hurricane beating against a wall.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 25:4

'The humble will be filled with fresh gladness from Y┴OHU UL. Those who are poor will exult before the Holy One of Yaoshor˙l.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU 29:19

'When the poor and needy search for water and there is none, and their tongues are parched from thirst, I, Y┴OHU UL, will answer them. I, Y┴OHU UL Yaoshor˙l, will never forsake them.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 41:17

'I want you to share your food with the hungry and to welcome poor wanderers into your homes. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 58:7

'The 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) of the Sovereign Y┴OHU UL is upon Me, because Y┴OHU UL has appointed Me to proclaim the Glorious Message to the poor. He has sent Me to comfort the brokenhearted and to announce that captives will be released; prisoners will be freed.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 61:1

Then YAOH┌SHUA turned to His disciples and said,

'Y┴OHU UL blesses you who are poor, For the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL is given to you.' - Luke 6:20

'The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Glorious Message is being proclaimed to the poor.' - Man-Y┴OHU 11:5

YAOH┌SHUA told him, 'If you want to be perfect, go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.' - Man-Y┴OHU 19:21

'Then a poor widow came and dropped in two pennies. He called His disciples to Him and said, 'I assure you, this poor widow has given more than all the others have given. For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.' - Mark 12:42-44

'On the contrary, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind!' - Luke 14:13

'The Oholyßo (Congregation) should care for any widow who has no one else to care for her.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tßm (Timothy) 5:3

'Pure and enduring religion in the sight of Y┴OHU UL our Abuh˙l means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.' - Y┴OHU-cßf (James) 1:27

'Hearken to me, dear brethren. Hasn't Y┴OHU UL selected the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren't they the ones who will inherit the kingdom Y┴OHU UL promised to those who love Him? And yet, you insult the poor individual! Isn't it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court?' - Y┴OHU-cßf 2:5-6

As the Scriptures say,

'Upright people give generously to the poor. Their kind deeds will never be unrecalled.' - 2 Corinthians 9:9

     Finally, you must always keep in mind what it really means to know Y┴OHU UL, live by it, then everything will go well with you:

'He made sure that justice and help were given to the poor and needy, and everything went well for him. Isn't that what it means to know Me?' asks Y┴OHU UL. - Yarmi-Y┴OHU 22:16

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'I want you to share your food with the hungry and to welcome poor wanderers into your homes. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 58:7

'Cursed is anyone who is unjust to foreigners, orphans, and widows.' And all the people will reply, 'Am-nßm.' - Deuteronomy 27:19

'Y┴OHU UL protects the foreigners among us. He cares for the orphans and widows, but He frustrates the plans of the wicked.' - TehillÝm 146:9

'Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing. But a curse will come upon those who close their eyes to those who are poor.' - Proverbs 28:27

'Pure and enduring religion in the sight of Y┴OHU UL our Abuh˙l (Father) means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.' - Y┴OHU-cßf (James) 1:27

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

     'I now fully realize that I should be kind to, love, care for, and help widows, orphans, the poor and foreigners, loving them as I love myself, for Y┴OHU UL is their Provider and Defender. And this is what knowing Y┴OHU UL really means!

     So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm.'

     Look here now and see how Y┴OHU UL takes care of His servants, the widows and orphans, even in the midst of widespread famine, feeding them and performing miracles for their welfare and benefit:

     Now Uli-Y┴OHU (Elijah), who was from Tishbe in Gilead, told King Ahab, 'As surely as Y┴OHU UL Yaoshor˙l, lives - Y┴OHU UL Whom I worship and serve - there will be no dew or rain during the next few years unless I give the word!'

     Then Y┴OHU UL said to Uli-Y┴OHU, 'Go to the east; hide by Kerith Brook at a place east of where it enters the Yardayßn River. Drink from the brook and eat what the ravens bring you, for I have commanded them to bring you food.'

     So Uli-Y┴OHU did as Y┴OHU UL had told him and camped beside Kerith Brook. The ravens brought him bread and meat each morning and evening, and he drank from the brook. But after a while the brook dried up, for there was no rainfall anywhere in the land.

     Then Y┴OHU UL said to Uli-Y┴OHU, 'Go and live in the village of Zarephath, near the city of Sidon. There is a widow there who will feed you. I have given her My orders.'

     So he went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the gates of the village, he saw a widow gathering sticks, and he asked her, 'Would you please bring me a cup of water?' As she was going to get it, he called to her, 'Bring me a bite of bread, too.'

     But she said, 'I swear by Y┴OHU your UL that I don't have a single piece of bread in the house. And I have only a handful of flour left in the jar and a little cooking oil in the bottom of the jug. I was just gathering a few sticks to cook this last meal, and then my son and I will die.'

     But Uli-Y┴OHU said to her, 'Don't be afraid! Go ahead and cook that 'last meal,' but bake me a little loaf of bread first. Afterward there will still be enough food for you and your son. For this is what Y┴OHU UL Yaoshor˙l, says: There will always be plenty of flour and oil left in your containers until the time when Y┴OHU UL sends rain and the crops grow again!'

     So she did as Uli-Y┴OHU said, and she and Uli-Y┴OHU and her son continued to eat from her supply of flour and oil for many days! For no matter how much they used, there was always enough left in the containers, just as Y┴OHU UL had promised through Uli-Y┴OHU.

     Some time later, the woman's son became sick. He grew worse and worse, and finally he died. Then she said to Uli-Y┴OHU, 'O man of Y┴OHU UL, what have you done to me? Have you come here to punish my sins by killing my son?'

     But Uli-Y┴OHU replied, 'Give me your son.' And he took the boy's body from her, carried him up to the upper room, where he lived, and laid the body on his bed. Then Uli-Y┴OHU cried out to Y┴OHU UL, 'Y┴OHU my Y┴OHU UL, why have You brought tragedy on this widow who has opened her home to me, causing her son to die?'

     And he placed himself out over the child three times and cried out to Y┴OHU UL, 'Y┴OHU my Y┴OHU UL, please let this child's life return to him.'

     Y┴OHU UL heard Uli-Y┴OHU's prayer, and the life of the child returned, and he came back to life! Then Uli-Y┴OHU brought him down from the upper room and gave him to his mother. 'Look, your son is alive!' he said.

     Then the woman told Uli-Y┴OHU, 'Now I know for sure that you are a man of Y┴OHU UL, and that Y┴OHU UL truly speaks through you!' - 1 Kings 17:1-24

     'Beh hol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

11.

The goal of working hard is so one can retire earlier and live leisurely at an earlier time.

Answer: False

     Yes, for people of this world, those who do not know Y┴OHU UL, His Word and His purposes for one's being alive here on earth, this is what they substitute real heaven with.

     Enjoying the pleasures, allures, amusements and attractive things, sites and wonders of this world are what 'heaven' consist of and toward which the children of this world are working hard for, foolishly ignoring the real heaven where Y┴OHU UL dwells, and where rectitude and true happiness reign.

     Y┴OHU UL made humans to perpetually live in true happiness with Him. That's why it is inborn among humans to desire and search for true eternal happiness, for that is precisely what they were created for.

     Every human dislikes pain and sadness, but loves happiness and blessedness, perpetually and forever, if possible.

     Alchemists and scientists have been finding out ways of prolonging people's lives and preserving their vigor, preventing sicknesses and death, with all their pep pills, potions and longevity serums, all to no avail.

     Why? Because they are vainly trying to meet this basic, inborn inclination of humans to live happily, perpetually and in youthful vigor, with their concoctions, drugs and potions.

     The sensible query now is, where can one find this real, enduring and true happiness?

     The adversary, ha-satßn, offers cheap substitutes for Y┴OHU UL's best for one who is in search of true happiness.

     Examples of what the enemy offers to replace true happiness with are the flitting pleasures of the flesh, such as: money, amusement places, cars, discos, gambling, alcoholic drinks, movie houses, resorts, ocean cruises, sexual immoralities, pornography, drugs and the like.

     These cheap replacements cannot give anyone real, enduring and beneficial inner happiness. On the contrary, they lead to self-ruin, sorrow, diseases and early death, after the passing pleasures of indulging in them have lapsed. They only give cheap thrills and excitement, while they last.

     Real, enduring, sublime and blessed happiness can only be found in the only Source of real happiness one can find, Y┴OHU UL, and the only way one can relate with Him is by and through the Messiah, YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y alone.

     Anyone can achieve and receive Y┴OHU UL's best by living his life in doing His will and following His plan for his life, thereby glorifying Y┴OHU UL, the Creator, from Whom all genuine happiness and ecstacy emanate.

     And this is what 'eternal life' really means in practical terms, to perpetually keep on living in true happiness with Y┴OHU UL, the Creator.

     This life eternal can only be received through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the Messiah.

'Someone came to YAOH┌SHUA with this query: 'Maoro-Úh (Teacher), what must I do to gain eternal life?'

'Why call Me noble?' YAOH┌SHUA replied. 'Only Y┴OHU UL is noble. But in reply to your query, you can receive eternal life if you keep the commands.'

'Which ones?' the man asked.

And YAOH┌SHUA replied: 'Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not testify falsely. Honor your father and mother. Love your neighbor as yourself.'

'I've obeyed all these commands,' the young man replied. 'What else must I do?'

YAOH┌SHUA told him, 'If you want to be perfect, go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.' - Man-Y┴OHU 19:16-21

'The upright will inherit eternal life.' - Man-Y┴OHU 25:46b

'You search the Scriptures because you believe they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to Me!' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 5:39

Simon Kßfos replied, 'Molkhi˙l, to whom would we go? You alone have the words that give eternal life.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 6:68

'I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them away from Me.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 10:28

'Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who despise their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 12:25

'For you have given Him authority over everyone in all the earth. He gives life eternal to each one You have given Him.

And this is the way to have eternal life - to know You, Y┴OHU UL, the only true Creator, and YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the One You sent to the earth.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 17:2-3

'He will give eternal life to those who continue in doing what is right, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality (perpetual living) that Y┴OHU UL offers.' - Romans 2:7

'For the wages of sin is death, but the FREE GIFT of Y┴OHU UL is life eternal through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA our Molkhi˙l.' - Romans 6:23

'He declared us not guilty because of His great kindness. And now we know that we will inherit eternal life.' - Titus 3:7

'This One Who is life from Y┴OHU UL was shown to us, and we have seen Him. And now we testify and announce to you that He is the One Who is life eternal.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 1:2a

'And this is what Y┴OHU UL has testified: He has given us life eternal, and this life is in His Son.' - 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam 5:11

     Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y assures and guarantees eternal life to everyone who believes and obeys Him, who accepts and receives Him as the only Messiah, Savior and Life Governor.

And toward this goal must everyone rightfully work for in life, to perpetually live in happiness with Y┴OHU UL, through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y!

Genuine eternal life can only be found in Him.

Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'Stop loving this evil world and all that it offers you, for when you love the world, you show that you do not have the love of Y┴OHU ha-┴B (the Father) in you.

For the world offers only the lust for physical pleasure, the lust for everything we see, and pride in the properties we have and the important things we do.

These are not from Y┴OHU ha-┴B (the Father). They are from this evil world. And this world is fading away, along with everything it craves.

But if you do the will of Y┴OHU UL, you will live forever!'

- 1 Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 2:15-17

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I will now refocus my goal in life, away from the counterfeit 'heavens' which the world offers, but, on the contrary, toward the real heaven which Y┴OHU UL created me for, through Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, in Whom is life eternal filled with rectitude, peace, blessings and true happiness.

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm.'

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

12.

Yaoh˙shuahÝm should save their money so they can have something to live on when they retire.

Answer: False

'For Y┴OHU UL is the One Who gives seed to the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, He will give you many opportunities to do kindness, and He will produce a great harvest of generosity in you.

Yes, you will be enriched so you can give even more generously!

And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will break out in thanksgiving to Y┴OHU UL.' - 2 Corinthians 9:10-11

     Y┴OHU UL gives us, His children, our daily provisions to fill our basic needs, and then some to be sown as seeds in the lives of those who are in need, more particularly, to our relatives who may be in need, to widows, orphans, indwelling foreigners, the poor, and our fellow Yaoh˙shuahÝm.

     It is Y┴OHU UL Who gives us the ability and wisdom to be enriched in everything so we can be more generous to others, and together with His blessings, come also many opportunities for us to be kind, charitable and helpful, and when we plant those seeds of generosity, we all the more increase our harvests of rich blessings.

     Y┴OHU UlhÝm's scriptural way for us to gather riches in heaven, the safest haven for our investments towards the future, is by our giving to those who are in need.

YAOH┌SHUA told him, 'If you want to be perfect, go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 19:21

'Sell what you have and give to those in need. This will gather up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven have no holes in them. Your treasure will be safe - no thief can take it and no moth can ruin it.

Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.' - Luke 12:33-34

     It is not wrong to ask and receive Y┴OHU UlhÝm's blessings. On the contrary, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA commanded us to ask, so we can receive and that our delight might be full.

     What is wrong is the lust, greed and covetousness which creep into the hearts of those who do not know how to handle Y┴OHU UL's gifts and provisions, those whose motives are wrong, and do not comprehend Y┴OHU UlhÝm's ways and noble purposes.

'Yet true religion with contentment is great wealth. After all, we didn't bring anything with us when we came into the world, and we absolutely cannot carry anything with us when we die.

So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful lusts that plunge them into ruin and doom.

For the lust for money is at the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

But you, Y┴OHU-tßm, belong to Y┴OHU UL; so run from all these evil things, and follow what is right and noble.

Pursue an upright life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. Fight the noble fight for what we believe.

Hold tightly to the eternal life that Y┴OHU UL has given you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses. And I command you before Y┴OHU UL, Who gives life to all, and before hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, Who gave a fine testimony before Pontius Pilate, that you obey His commands with all purity.

Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y comes back. For at the right time, hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y will be revealed from heaven by the blessed, as well as only almighty Y┴OHU UL, the King of kings and Ruler of all rulers.

He alone can never die, and He lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach Him. No one has ever seen Him, nor ever will.

To Him be honor and power forever. Am-now.

Tell those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust upon their money, which will soon be gone.

But their trust should be in the living Y┴OHU UL, Who richly gives us all we need for our delight.

Tell them to use their money to do kindness. They should be rich in kind works and should give generously to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever Y┴OHU UlhÝm has given them.

By doing this they will be gathering up their treasure as a solid foundation for the future so they may take hold of real life.

Y┴OHU-tßm, guard what Y┴OHU UL has given to you in trust.

Avoid wicked, foolish discussions with those who oppose you with their so-called knowledge. Some people have wandered from the faith by following such foolishness.

May Y┴OHU UL's grace be with you all.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 6:6-21

     In other words, Y┴OHU UL blesses and enriches us, His children, to abound to more kindness to others, thereby glorifying Him with whatever He provides us to sow toward more abundant harvests in the future, yet again, those future harvests are intended to be given to those who would be in need.

     With Y┴OHU UL's rich provisions come also rich opportunities for us to sow the seeds which He has given us, so we could develop the exemplary character trait of generosity, and not greed; contentment and not covetousness.

     It is also written that prosperity ruins the stupid, because he does not practice generosity with it, but becomes proud and covetous. What's more, the stupid puts his trust and reliance for the future on his money and riches, and not in Y┴OHU UL Who gives to His children generously.

     Y┴OHU UL gives us so we can, in turn, give to others, and we therefore become channels or vessels of His gifts and favors to those in need, and in the process, also richly rewards us for our generosity and wise handling of His provisions.

     All through this process of giving and receiving, our trust, confidence and dependence still rests upon Y┴OHU UL, our Provider, and not in money and riches per se. And whatever He gives us, we are contented, fully praising and always glorifying Him, grateful in everything.

'Give what you have to anyone who asks you for it; and when things are taken away from you, don't try to get them back.' - Luke 6:30

'If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed compactly, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving - large or small - it will be used to measure what is given back to you.' - Luke 6:38

'But you should never be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that I, 'ha-BËR' (the Son) of Man, can give you. For Y┴OHU AB (the Father) has sent Me for that very purpose.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 6:27

'Now you should carry this project through to completion just as eagerly as you began it. Give whatever you can according to what you have.

If you are really eager to give, it isn't important how much you are able to give. Y┴OHU UL wants you to give what you have, not what you don't have.

Of course, I don't mean you should give so much that you suffer from having too little. I only mean that there should be some equality.' - 2 Corinthians 8:11-13

'There is treasure in the house of the upright, but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble.' - Proverbs 15:6

'Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:21

'The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field - and to get the treasure, too!' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 13:44

     In practical terms, it is very similar to a farmer who is given a sack of seeds to be sown. He may keep the seeds and let them rot, or sow them so he may harvest more of the same in the near future.

     After harvest, he may reserve some of the seeds to be sown again, to multiply future harvests, or he may eat all of the harvest and consume them all, thus depriving him of his chance to reap more harvests in the future.

     In other words, he who sows more, harvests more, while he who miserly keeps his seeds or consumes them all, will lose all the more.

     This very practical, yet scriptural lesson on prosperity is being taught by nature all around you.

     Therefore, when Y┴OHU UlhÝm gives you provisions, make sure you plant more, so you'll harvest more and don't consume them all.

     And when Y┴OHU UlhÝm provides, with them comes also the opportunities around you to help, be kind and sow those seeds for multiplied harvests in the future.

     This is Y┴OHU UlhÝm's way of training you in wise generosity, and safeguarding you from all kinds of greed and miserliness.

     Be wise. Ask and you shall receive, that your delight might be full. And it is also written that you should give to whoever asks from you.

Ask and you shall receive. Give to whoever asks from you.

You plant more, you harvest more....!

But what if I consume and eat them all?

Simple. You lose them all.

What if I give them all?

Simple. You multiply them back to yourself all the more.

When you help others, you are actually enriching yourself!

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'Those who love pleasure become poor; wine and luxury are not the way to riches.' - Proverbs 21:17

'The wise gather up for the future, but fools spend whatever they get.' - Proverbs 21:20

'The cravings of lazy people will be their ruin, for their hands refuse to work. They are always greedy for more, while the upright love to give!' - Proverbs 21:25-26

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I now realize that Y┴OHU UlhÝm is the One Who gives seed to the farmer and then bread to eat.

In the same way, He gives me many opportunities to do kindness, and He will produce a great harvest of generosity in me.

Yes, I will be enriched so I can give even more generously!

And when my gifts reach those who need them, they will break out in giving 'hodayßo' (thanks) to Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

I therefore glorify Y┴OHU UlhÝm in whatever He gives me, and I multiply my future harvests, and my treasures in heaven are great!

I now decide to practice Y┴OHU UlhÝm's generosity.

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm.'

Greed and Deception Led to Early Death -

     'There was also a man named Ananias who, with his wife, Sapphira, sold some property. He brought part of the money to the emissaries, but he claimed it was the full amount.

     His wife had agreed to this deception. Then Kßfos said, 'Ananias, why has ha-satßn filled your heart? You lied to the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit) and you kept some of the money for yourself.

     The property was yours to sell or not sell, as you wished. And after selling it, the money was yours to give away.

     How could you do a thing like this? You weren't lying to us but to Y┴OHU UlhÝm.'

     As soon as Ananias heard these words, he fell to the floor and died. Everyone who heard about it was terrified. Then some young men wrapped him in a sheet and took him out and buried him.

     About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.

     Kßfos asked her, 'Was this the price you and your husband received for your land?'

     'Yes,' she replied, 'that was the price.'

     And Kßfos said, 'How could the two of you even think of doing a thing like this - conspiring together to test the 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU'?

     Just outside that door are the young men who buried your husband, and they will carry you out, too.'

     Immediately, she fell to the floor and died. When the young men came in and saw that she was dead, they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. Great fear gripped the entire Oholyßo (Congregation) and all others who heard what had happened.

     Meanwhile, the emissaries were performing many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And the believers were meeting regularly at the Temple in the area known as Shua-ˇlmoh's Colonnade.

     No one else dared to join them, though everyone had high regard for them. And more and more people believed and were brought to ha-Molkhi˙l (the Ruler) - crowds of both men and women.

     As a result of the work of the emissaries, sick people were brought out along the roads on beds and mats in order that the shadow of Kßfos might fall on some of them as he went by.

     Crowds came in from the villages around Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem), bringing their sick and those possessed by evil spirits, and they were ALL healed.' - Acts 5:1-16

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

13.

The only assets that can really be given as inheritance are money, property and personal properties.

Answer: False

'We all have happy memories of the upright, but the name of a wicked person rots away.' - Proverbs 10:7

'You must prefer a fine name than great riches, for being held in high esteem is better than having silver or gold.' - Proverbs 22:1

'A fine reputation is more valuable than the most expensive perfume. In the same way, the day you die is better than the day you are born.' - Ecclesiastes 7:1

'All the nations may walk in the name of their idols; we will walk in the Sh˙am (Name) of Y┴OHU our UlhÝm forever.' - Micah 4:5

     As we have learned before, a fine name, clean reputation and public recognition, esteem as well as respect are more valuable than riches and gold, as inheritance to your heirs.

     Those who belong to families who have lived uprightly and have earned fine reputations because of their kindness and generosity to others receive favors from both Y┴OHU UlhÝm and others, even if they begin out in life with nothing, yet favors and opportunities are opened to them by those who know the integrity of the family names they bear, and before long, they are as prosperous like their foreparents also.

     That's how a fine reputation and a clean name come out ahead of mere money, stocks and bonds.

     Those who acquire their wealth by wicked means leave their financial loot to their heirs coupled with notorious reputations and malodorous names, and this will soon bring the heirs back to nothing, like their foreparents, also.

     A clean reputation, acquired by living clean, pure lives, and a fine name are much better heritage parents can impart for their children, to render them well favored by Y┴OHU UlhÝm and others.

     Again, a fine name means that the person behind the name can be depended on as someone with integrity (he does what he says; his word is his bond), and lives an upright life, and whose character is unblemished.

     The overall character traits of the individual determines the quality of his name.

     And so, when you impart exemplary, scriptural character traits to your children and heirs, then you are actually imparting your own fine name unto them, that will lead them to honors, blessings and favors from both Y┴OHU UlhÝm and others.

     'I have been young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the upright forsaken nor their children begging bread.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 37:25

     What are some of the character traits that you should impart to your children, grandchildren and heirs?

Loyalty
Determination
Flexibility
Gladness
Contentment
Thriftiness
Gentleness
Reverence
Responsibility
Orderliness
Alertness
Hospitality
Gratefulness
Kindness
Meekness
Humility
Courage
Initiative
Endurance
Generosity
Punctuality
Love
Self-Control
Peace
Integrity
Decisiveness
Patience
Carefulness
Resourcefulness
Faithfulness
Mercifulness
Rectitude

     When you impart these character traits to your children and grandchildren, you not only enrich your inheritance for them but it likewise enriches the inheritance that you will receive in Y┴OHU UlhÝm's Kingdom when you graduate from this life to the next, as all of us are going to, some day.

     When one departs from this life to the next, the only thing that he leaves behind is his name and his deeds.

     Judas left a foul-smelling name, even hundreds of years after his death, because of his wicked deeds.

     YAOH┌SHUA, on the other hand, left a pure, fragrant Sh˙am (Name), not only till today but to be so forever, because He lived in reverential fear of Y┴OHU UlhÝm, and walked by His Word.

     So it is wise to live close to Y┴OHU UlhÝm, walk in His Word, and to train your children and grandchildren in rectitude, thus imparting a clean reputation and a fine name to them, which are more valuable than stocks, bonds, gold and other material riches, which can easily disappear anyway.

     For with a fine name and a clean reputation, your heirs will have Y┴OHU UlhÝm with them, plus all His favors, riches and blessings besides.

     Be wise now, and don't entrust the future of your children and grandchildren on how the stock markets go. That would be foolish, as it is written: 'Those who want to profit by means of speculations will end up where they began, with nothing.'

     Insure the future of your heirs in the hands of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA and His Word, not on stock markets which could easily crash and melt down.... You have been warned.

     No one can violate Y┴OHU UlhÝm's Words and get away with it. Keep that in mind. Be sober, be wise and wake up.

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'You must prefer a fine name than great riches, for being held in high esteem is better than having silver or gold.' - Proverbs 22:1

'A fine reputation is more valuable than the most expensive perfume. In the same way, the day you die is better than the day you are born.' - Ecclesiastes 7:1

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'From now on, I will walk by Y┴OHU UlhÝm's Word, and impart His exemplary character traits to my children and grandchildren, thus ensuring generations who will live in the reverential fear of Y┴OHU UlhÝm, delighting in His abundant provisions, blessings, favors and riches.

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm.'

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

14.

Insurance programs are wise investments as retirement savings plans.

Answer: False

'He (Y┴OHU UL) will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich provision of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the reverential fear of Y┴OHU UlhÝm is the key to this treasure.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 33:6

     Y┴OHU UlhÝm should be our life's security and firm foundation, and not insurance, savings or retirement plans, which could all readily go bankrupt or be stolen by corporate thieves.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA commanded:

'Don't gather up treasure here on earth where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty; where thieves break in and steal. Rather gather up your treasures in heaven where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty, the only place safe from thieves.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew 6:19)

If a Yaoh˙shuahÚe depends upon insurance, savings or retirement plans as his security for the future, and not upon Y┴OHU UlhÝm, then he has actually denied Y┴OHU UL by his own actions, though not verbally. He is not a believer at all, he just claims to be one.

     This is not saying that insurance, savings and retirement plans are wrong as they are, but the query is: on what does one depend for his future provisions and life security.

'Sell your properties and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not run out, where no thief comes near and no moth can consume. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.' - Luke 12:33-34

     'For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be,' Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said, for He wants our hearts to be fully reliant upon Him alone, and not on insurance, savings and retirement plans.

     On the other hand, insurance plans for purposes of sharing losses among those in the same line of economic activity - ship, airline or car owners, for example, may be justified in the light of the following scriptural passage:

'Share one another's burdens and problems, and in this way, obey the law of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah).' - Galatians 6:2

     And the concept of insurance really originated for the purpose of sharing losses among those who suffer damage and loss of their property due to unforeseen mishaps.

     If the purpose of getting insurance is to share losses among several risk takers, then it could be scripturally justified.

     But if the insurance plan is used as one's way of securing his future, to be relied upon, in place of Y┴OHU UL, then that would contravene scriptures.

     And you test yourself where your heart really is by your reaction to loss. Would it grieve you if your retirement, insurance or savings plan goes bankrupt and disappear?

     If they do, that means you are in spiritual bondage to material assets and resources, for if your heart is fully dependent upon Y┴OHU UL alone, only your being disunited with Him could seriously affect you, not the mere loss of material wealth.

     Bitter grief over the loss of material assets and properties are the penalties which only those in bondage to them suffer.

     For those whose reliance, security and trust for and in this life is Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, material losses, if they do happen, are thought of as something given or discarded away, knowing fully well that Y┴OHU UL can easily replace them back a hundredfold. In other words, their trust is in Y┴OHU UlhÝm, not in material assets or properties.

     And besides, he whose wealth and resources are securely fenced by his being honest, punctual in his giving Y┴OHU UL what is due Him, tithes and offerings, then the devourer would have no way of stealing or ruining any of the properties which Y┴OHU UL has given him as trustee, ready and willing to be generously shared with those in need.

     He will have no worries at all about impending mishaps or losses for his properties are well secured and guarded by Y┴OHU UL. The devourer would have no foothold on his finances and properties.

     And what is the Yaoh˙shuahÝm's life insurance?

Y A O H U S H U A !

     You would rather entrust the future of your children in the hands of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA rather than in insurance, savings and retirement schemes, which could all easily go bankrupt or be depleted by professional, corporate thieves.

     Scripturally speaking, therefore, the best form of insurance and investment for future security and against unexpected losses is to gather up treasures in heaven by giving to those in need, and giving Y┴OHU UL what is due Him, in tithes and offerings.

     This is the best safeguard and insurance against poverty and loss. No one can expect to prosper in life without giving Y┴OHU UlhÝm what is due Him.

     An upright man may stumble but Y┴OHU UL raises him up again, while when the wicked falls, it is his final doom.

     The upright man rises up again for he has much treasure in heaven on which he can ask from Y┴OHU UL for, anytime he needs them down here, and his investments and treasures in heaven are safe from thieves, meltdowns, devaluations, inflations and bankruptcies.

'He (Y┴OHU UL) will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich provision of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the reverential fear of Y┴OHU UlhÝm is the key to this treasure.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 33:6

     You will avoid Y┴OHU UL's financial rebukes if you walk in His way, the honest, scriptural and correct way to real eternal security and prosperity in Molkhiiul YAOH┌SHUA.

     Trust in money and down you go; trust fully in Y┴OHU UL and flourish like a fruitful tree!

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'Those who know Your Sh˙am (Name) trust upon You, for You, Y┴OHU UlhÝm, have never abandoned anyone who truly seeks You.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 9:10

'Even vigorous young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust upon Y┴OHU UL will never lack any beneficial thing.' - TehillÝm 34:10

'Trust Y┴OHU UL and be kind and helpful. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.' - TehillÝm 37:3

'Commit everything you do to Y┴OHU UL. Trust Him, and He will help you.' - TehillÝm 37:5

Y┴OHU UL says, 'I will rescue those who love Me. I will protect those who trust upon My Sh˙am.' - TehillÝm 91:14

'They (the upright) do not fear bad news; they confidently trust Y┴OHU UL to care for them.' - TehillÝm 112:7

'Those who trust Y┴OHU UL are as secure as Mount Zion; they will not suffer defeat but will endure forever.' - TehillÝm 125:1

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

     'I trust Y┴OHU UlhÝm for myself and my children's and grandchildren's future and for everything that I need in life.

     I do not put confidence in mere men with their insurance, savings or retirement schemes, for the only enduring treasure which I have in life are being held in reserve for me by Y┴OHU UlhÝm in heaven, from which I can ask Him for when I need them down here.

     That is the only treasure I am gathering up richly for myself, my children and grandchildren as well - my safe eternal investment.

     Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is all that I really need.

     So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm.'

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

15.

There are some inheritances that carry a curse with them.

Answer: True

     'The upright man's earning advance the cause of rectitude. The evil man squanders his on sin.' - Proverbs 10:16

     'Wealth from gambling quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows.' - Proverbs 13:11

     'A little, gained honestly, is better than great wealth acquired through dishonest means.' - Proverbs 16:8

     'Quick wealth is not a blessing in the end.' - Proverbs 20:21

     'Continual plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation brings poverty.

     Dishonest gain will never last, so why take the risk?' - Proverbs 21:5-6

     'If you must select, take a fine name rather than great riches, for to be held in loving esteem is better than silver and gold.' - Proverbs 22:1

     'He who gains by oppressing the poor or by bribing the rich shall end in poverty.' - Proverbs 22:6

     'The man who wants to do right will get a rich reward. But the man who wants to get rich quick will also quickly fail.' - Proverbs 28:20

     'Trying to get rich quick is evil and leads to poverty.' - Proverbs 28:22

     Inheritances which were gained honestly and uprightly endure and are handed down to heirs from generation to generation.

     Inheritances which were gained through dishonest means, such as fraud and other wickedness may be handed down to heirs, but they consume the lives of those receiving them.

     'Y┴OHU UL... will not let the wicked man's riches continue forever.' - Proverbs 10:3

     'Don't envy the wicked. Don't covet his riches. For the evil man has no future, his light will be snuffed out.' - Proverbs 24:19-20

     'Y┴OHU UL ruins the property of the proud but cares for widows.' - Proverbs 15:25

     'He who gains by oppressing the poor or by bribing the rich shall end in poverty.' - Proverbs 22:16

     'Dishonest money brings grief to all the family, but hating bribes brings happiness.' - Proverbs 15:27

     'Such is the future of those who are greedy for dishonest gain, it takes away the lives of those who get it.' - Proverbs 1:19

     Common examples of inheritances which carry curses with them are:

1.

If one were a child surnamed 'Ish-Kerioth,' 'Hitler' or 'Lenin,' surely these contemptible names, which carry along with them global infamy, notoriety and shame, would be taken as a cursed heritage from parents who acquired such bad reputations.

2. Illicit and immoral businesses, occupations and vocations which the children inherit from parents will absolutely carry with them the curses which are inherent in such wicked activities.

     For example, parents who are engaged in the business of operating casinos, drug dens, or if engaged in mass production of statues, wicked occult objects and symbols, icons, idols and dolls (the root word of the word 'doll' is 'idol'), and in them they train their children to take care of the family business, such inheritances are reckoned as cursed.

3. Another would be riches acquired by means of stealing, deceit, prostitution, unjust gains over the poor, widows, orphans and dwelling foreigners, or if acquired by means of fraud or dishonesty, all this kind of 'wealth' will for sure ruin the lives (usually through sicknesses and diseases) of those who amass them, and can therefore be reasonably classified as cursed heritage. This includes wealth robbed from Y┴OHU UL.

4. In Deuteronomy 23:18, the earnings of a prostitute and that of a homosexual dog (male prostitute) are declared to be despicable in Y┴OHU UL's sight, thought of as something cursed, too.

5. Bad character traits, mannerisms, habits, speech and attitudes can also be thought of as curses when children learn them by imitation and spiritual transference from their parents at home.

     Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will never depart from it. That's both a positive and a negative promise, depending on how parents apply them to their children.

     Train them wrongly and they'll become corrupt, too, when they grow up. But when trained positively and in accordance with Y┴OHU UL's Word, the children become mighty servants of Y┴OHU UL when they mature.

     Given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

     To be continued....

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

     'Dishonest money brings grief to all the family, but hating bribes brings happiness.' - Proverbs 15:27

     'Such is the future of those who are greedy for dishonest gain, it takes away the lives of those who get it.' - Proverbs 1:19

     'Wealth from gambling quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows.' - Proverbs 13:11

     'A little, gained honestly, is better than great wealth acquired through dishonest means.' - Proverbs 16:8

     'Quick wealth is not a blessing in the end.' - Proverbs 20:21

     'Continual plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation brings poverty.' - Proverbs 21:5

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

     'I will gather up a noble inheritance for my heirs by living truly, dealing honestly, speaking purely and behaving correctly, walking as Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA did, being the Prime Ideal for our whole family, being His co-heirs of Y┴OHU UL's rich inheritance for His children.

     So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm.'

Do you really know the scriptural purposes of an inheritance?

16.

The Old Testament practice of a grandfather's giving final blessings to his children and grandchildren is no longer applicable today in the 90's.

Answer: False

     Let's now find out what the Y┴OHU UL tells us in His Word....

     'One day not long after this, word came to Y┴OHU-sßf (Joseph) that his father was failing rapidly. So Y┴OHU-sßf went to visit him, and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

     When Y┴OHU-cßf (Jacob) heard that Y┴OHU-sßf had arrived, he gathered his energy and sat up in bed to greet him.

     Y┴OHU-cßf said to Y┴OHU-sßf, 'Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me. He said to me, 'I will make you a multitude of nations, and I will give this land of Canaan to you and your offsprings as an eternal inheritance.'

     Now I am adopting as my own sons these two boys of yours, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born here in the land of Egypt before I arrived. They will inherit from me just as Reuben and Simeon will. But the children born to you in the future will be your own.

     The land they inherit will be within the territories of Ephraim and Manasseh. As I was returning from Paddan, Rocha-┌l died in the land of Canaan. We were still on the way, not far from Ephrath (that is, Beth-LÚkhem). So with great sorrow I buried her there beside the road to Ephrath.'

     Then Y┴OHU-cßf looked over at the two lads. 'Are these your sons?' he asked.

     'Yes,' Y┴OHU-sßf told him, 'these are the sons Y┴OHU UlhÝm has given me here in Egypt.'

     And Y┴OHU-cßf said, 'Bring them over to me, and I will bless them.'

     Now Y┴OHU-cßf was half blind because of his age and could hardly see. So Y┴OHU-sßf brought the boys close to him, and Y┴OHU-cßf kissed, embraced them.

     Then Y┴OHU-cßf said to Y┴OHU-sßf, 'I never thought I would see you again, but now Y┴OHU UL has let me see your children, too.'

     Y┴OHU-sßf took the boys from their grandfather's knees, and he bowed low to him. Then he placed the boys so Ephraim was at Y┴OHU-cßf's left hand and Manasseh was at his right hand.

     But Y┴OHU-cßf switched his arms as he reached out to lay his hands on the boys' heads. So his right hand was on the head of Ephraim, the younger boy, and his left hand was on the head of Manasseh, the older.

     Then he blessed Y┴OHU-sßf and said, 'May Y┴OHU UlhÝm before Whom my grandfather Abruhßm and my father, Y┴OHUtz-kßq, walked, Y┴OHU UL Who has been my Shepherd all my life, and the angel who has kept me from all harm - may He bless these boys. May they preserve my name and the names of my grandfather Abruhßm and my father, Y┴OHUtz-kßq. And may they become a mighty nation.'

     But Y┴OHU-sßf was upset when he saw that his father had laid his right hand on Ephraim's head. So he lifted it to lay it on Manasseh's head. 'No, Father,' he said, 'this one over here is older. Put your right hand on his head.'

     But his father refused. 'I know what I'm doing, my son,' he said. 'Manasseh, too, will become a great people, but his younger brother will become even greater. His offsprings will become a multitude of nations!'

     So Y┴OHU-cßf blessed the lads that day with this blessing: 'The people of Yaoshor˙l (Israel) will use your names to bless each other. They will say, 'May Y┴OHU UL make you as prosperous as Ephraim and Manasseh.' ' In this way, Y┴OHU-cßf put Ephraim ahead of Manasseh.' - Genesis 48:1-20

     In this scriptural passages, we see how Y┴OHU UlhÝm honors the blessing given by the father to his children and grandchildren and this blessings endure throughout their lifetimes and beyond.

     And since all blessings come from Y┴OHU UlhÝm, fathers, as His representatives, are given the privilege to bestow His blessings on whoever Y┴OHU UlhÝm wants to bless among the children as well as grandchildren.

     'I will cause you to become the father of a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and I will make you a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. All the families of the earth will be blessed through you.' - Genesis 12:2-3

     'And now, may it please You to bless me and my family in order that our family line may continue forever before You. For when You grant a blessing to your servant, O Sovereign Y┴OHU UL, it is an eternal blessing!' - 2 Samu-┌l 7:29

     Y┴OHU UlhÝm's Words endure forever and Y┴OHU UlhÝm always watches over His Words to perform them.

That's whether before, now in the 90's, and on till forever.

'Give 'hodayßo' (thanks) to Y┴OHU UL, for He is kind! His faithful love endures forever.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 107:1

'All your people will be upright. They will possess their land forever, for I will plant them there with My own hands in order to bring Myself glory.' - Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) 60:21

'Y┴OHU UL, You remain the same forever! Your throne continues from generation to generation!' - Lamentations 5:19

'Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 24:35

     And what better evidence of Y┴OHU UlhÝm's blessing enduring forever that what He is right now doing in bringing back the blessings on the children of Yaoshor˙l (Israel), making His promise made to Abruhßm, relayed on to his offsprings, the Y┴OHU-dim (Jews) and to all who belong to the Seed of Abruhßm - YAOH┌SHUA.

     And this includes you, co-heir with Molkhiul YAOH┌SHUA.

     Haolul-Y┴OHU UL Shua-odßi!

     Praise Y┴OHU, the 'UL' of all sufficiency and blessings!

     All these are given to you in true love and deep humility, 'ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'And since we are His children, we will share His treasures - for everything Y┴OHU UL gives to His Son, ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, is ours, too. But if we are to share His glory, we must also share His suffering.' - Romans 8:17

'And now that you belong to ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, you are the true children of Abruhßm. You are his heirs, and now all the promises Y┴OHU UL gave to him belong to you!' - Galatians 3:29

'And this is the secret plan: The Gentiles have an equal share with the YAOH┌-dim (Jews) in all the riches inherited by Y┴OHU UL's children.

Both groups have believed the Glorious Message, and both are parts of the same body and delight together in the promise of blessings through hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA.' - Ephesians 3:6

'He declared us not guilty because of His great kindness. And now we know that we will inherit eternal life.' - Titus 3:7

'For example, there was Y┴OHU UL's promise to Abruhßm. Since there was no one greater to swear by, Y┴OHU UL took an oath in His own 'Sh˙am' (Name), saying:

'I will surely bless you richly, and I will multiply your offsprings into countless millions!'

Then Abruhßm waited patiently, and he received what Y┴OHU UL had promised.

When people take an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it. And without any doubt, that oath is binding.

Y┴OHU UL also bound Himself with an oath, therefore those who received the promise could absolutely be sure that He would never change His mind.

So Y┴OHU UL has given us both His promise and His oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for Y┴OHU UL to lie.

Therefore, we who have fled to Him for refuge can take new courage, for we can hold on to His promise with confidence.'

- Hebrews 6:13-18

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I believe that since I belong to Molkhiul YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, then I am His co-heir according to the promise made by Y┴OHU UL to Abruhßm.

And since I am Y┴OHU UL's child, I will share His treasures - for everything Y┴OHU UL gives to His Son, ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, is mine, too. But if I am to share His glory, I must also share His suffering.' - Romans 8:17

And now that I belong to ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y, I am a true child of Abruhßm. I am his heir, and now all the promises Y┴OHU UL gave to him belong to me!

All in Molkhiul YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

So please always help me keep on believing and receiving, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, because I am a believer, I am not a doubter!

OL SH┌AM YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes for the Inheritance

17.

Aging parents who need continual care are best 'checked in' into a nursing home.

Answer: False

     It is our primary responsibility to Y┴OHU UlhÝm to care for and support our parents in their old age. It is not the government's responsibility but ours, the children, with the religious and charitable organizations helping alongside, in cases where they are not really capable of fulfilling such responsibility.

     To consign aged parents into nursing homes would be to them a sign of rejection and emotional isolation, for it would make them feel unwanted and unloved by their children.

     No one else could replace the intimate, tender companionship, care and love that children can give their parents, especially in their old age.

     In order to avoid this happening to you, make sure you sow the right seeds to your children, teaching and training them the Words of Y┴OHU UL and taking care of them in their childhood and not merely relegating them to day care facilities, for what you sow unto them, you will likewise reap from them when you're in your old age.

     Train them the proper value of honoring, respecting and caring for aged parents and grandparents early on, and give them an object lesson to emulate by the way you care for your own parents and grandparents. Your actions are what your children learn and imitate excessively when they grow up.

     So better make sure that you are making the right example in the way you care for your parents and grandparents, for again, whatever you sow to them, you will also reap from your children and grandchildren, when you grow old.

     It's a universal principle set by Y┴OHU UL in motion: what you sow you will surely reap. Knowing this, you will take full advantage of this principle by making it work for you positively and not against you. Make sure you always sow fine seeds because it is you, and not anyone else, who will harvest rich bounty and produce from those seeds sown.

     'Cursed is anyone who despises his father or mother!' And all the people will reply, 'Amnˇw.' - Deuteronomy 27:16

     'Y┴OHU UL is slow to anger and rich in unfailing love, forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion. Even so, He does not leave sin unpunished, but He punishes the children for the sins of their parents to the third and fourth generations.' - Numbers 14:18

     'You must never worship or bow down to them, for I, Y┴OHU your UL, am a possessively avenging Y┴OHU UL Who will not share your affection with any other idol! I do not leave unpunished the sins of those who hate Me, but I punish the children for the sins of their parents to the third and fourth generations.' - Deuteronomy 5:9

     'Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.' - Proverbs 17:6

     'Parents can provide their sons with an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only Y┴OHU UL can give a comprehending wife.' - Proverbs 19:14

     'So give your parents gladness! May she who gave you birth be happy.' - Proverbs 23:25

     'Robbing your parents and then saying, 'What's wrong with that?' is as serious as committing murder.' - Proverbs 28:24

(The word 'robbing' here may include to mean depriving them of your intimate loving care and affection.)

     'Sensible children bring happiness to their father; foolish children despise their mother.' - Proverbs 15:20

     'A foolish child brings grief to a father and bitterness to a mother.' - Proverbs 17:25

     'Children who maltreat their father or chase away their mother are a public disgrace and an embarrassment.' - Proverbs 19:26

     'If you curse your father or mother, the lamp of your life will be snuffed out.' - Proverbs 20:20

     'Hearken to your father, who gave you life, and don't despise your mother's experience when she is old.' - Proverbs 23:22

     'Some people curse their father and do not thank their mother.' - Proverbs 30:11

     'The eye that mocks a father and despises a mother will be plucked out by ravens of the valley and eaten by vultures.' - Proverbs 30:17

     YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'And why do you, by your traditions, violate the direct commands of Y┴OHU UL? For example: Y┴OHU UL says, 'Honor your father and mother,' and 'Anyone who speaks evil of his father or mother must be put to death.'

     But you say, 'You don't need to honor your parents by caring for their needs if you give the money to Y┴OHU UL.' And so, by your own tradition, you nullify the direct command of Y┴OHU UL. You hypocrites! Yaosh˙a-Y┴OHU (Isaiah) was prophesying about you when he said,

'These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far away. Their worship is a farce, for they replace Y┴OHU UL's commands with their own man-made teachings!' - ManaimY┴OHU (Matthew) 15:3-9

     For example, Mehush˙a gave you this law from Y┴OHU UL: 'Honor your father and mother,' and 'Anyone who speaks evil of his father or mother must be put to death.' - Mark 7:10

     'The Oholyßo (Congregation) should care for any widow who has no one else to care for her. But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show holiness at home and repay their parents by taking care of them. This is something that pleases Y┴OHU UL very much.

     But a woman who is a true widow, one who is truly alone in this world, has placed her hope in Y┴OHU UL. Night and day she asks Y┴OHU UL for help and spends much time in prayer.

     But the widow who lives only for pleasure is spiritually dead. Give these regulations to the Oholyßo so the widows you support will not be criticized.

     But those who won't care for their own relatives, especially those living in the same household, have denied what we believe. Such people are worse, compared with unbelievers.

     A widow who is put on the list for support must be a woman who is at least sixty years old and was faithful to her husband. She must be well respected by everyone because of the kindness she has carried out.

     Has she brought up her children well? Has she been kind to wanderers? Has she served other Yaohushuahim humbly? Has she helped those who are in trouble? Has she always been ready to do acts of kindness?

     The younger widows should not be on the list, because their physical desires will overpower their devotion to ha-MEHUHSKHAY (the Messiah) and they will want to remarry. Then they would be guilty of breaking their previous pledge.

     Besides, they are likely to become lazy and spend their time gossiping from house to house, getting into other people's business and saying matterss they should not. So I advise these younger widows to marry again, have children, and take care of their own homes. Then the enemy will not be able to say anything against them.

     For I am afraid that some of them have already deviated away and now follow ha-satßn.

     If a Yaohushuayao woman has relatives who are widows, she must take care of them and not put the responsibility on the Oholyßo. Then the Oholyßo can care for widows who are truly alone.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 5:3-16

     'You should also know this, Y┴OHU-tam, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at Y┴OHU UlhÝm, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will take nothing sacred.

     They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control; they will be cruel and have no interest in what is right.' - 2 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 3:1-3

     'Honor your father and mother.' This is the first of the Ten Commandments that ends with a promise. And this is the promise: If you honor your father and mother, 'you will live a long life, full of blessing!' - Ephesians 6:2-3

     And to relegate and abandon aged parents in nursing homes is NOT one way of honoring them, in Y┴OHU UL's sight.

     Wisen up and become really blessed!

     To be continued....

     'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, amnao!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

     'Cursed is anyone who despises his father or mother!' And all the people will reply, 'Amnˇw.' - Deuteronomy 27:16

     'Honor your father and mother.' This is the first of the Ten Commandments that ends with a promise. And this is the promise: If you honor your father and mother, 'you will live a long life, full of blessing!' - Ephesians 6:2-3

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

     'I will honor my father and mother so I will live a long life, full of blessing, as Y┴OHU UL promised!

     So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes for the Inheritance

18.

Giving to others personally out of your tithes and offerings is scriptural and correct.

Answer: False

     Y┴OHU UL richly blesses you spiritually, financially and otherwise, but at the same time, together with all these, He also provides opportunities for you to give and help others, especially for the propagation and spread of His Word and Sh˙am (Name).

     Y┴OHU UL Naodßb (Generous) provides for you abundantly because He wants you to be His vessel in honoring Him and His Word, you being His dependable, honest, faithful and benevolent trustee.

     It is Y┴OHU UL's will, desire and want to richly bless you if only you will always walk in His ways, according to His plan in making you His conduit for helping His work and those in need, all for the purpose of glorifying His Sh˙am (Name).

     Y┴OHU UL will not bless those who are greedy for money, for they are closed conduits for His generous and benevolent purposes. Greed is the exact opposite of His benevolent character.

     The greedy gets poorer, while the generous gets richer. Why are many poor? Most of them become poor because of greed for and trust upon money.

'No one can serve two bosses. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both Y┴OHU UL and money.' - ManaÝmY┴OHU (Matthew) 6:24

     Do you want Y┴OHU UL, the Source of all prosperity, to richly bless you more and more?

     Then be willing to align to His program of disbursing His favors, wealth, gifts and blessings to those He wants to give them to.

     And don't cling on to the money in the process, but cling on to the Source, Y┴OHU UL Naodßb, the generous Y┴OHU UL, and be blessed in and for it.

     So it is vital that you fully comprehend Y┴OHU UL's scriptural principles in regard to riches, money, wealth and generosity.

     What are Y┴OHU UL's levels of giving in the order of importance to Him?

1. Your giving His tithes and your offerings;
2. Your giving to fellow Yaoh˙shuahÝm who are in need;
3. Your giving to the poor, widows, orphans and dwelling foreigners.

Tithes and Offerings -

     The word 'tithe' means 'one-tenth' or ten percent of all that Y┴OHU UL gives you, that is, all your income, in whatever form, be it money, produce, harvests, inheritances and so on.

     Y┴OHU UL clearly says in His Word that ten percent of whatever He gives you belongs to Him and should be given in support of His work and Word.

     Ten percent of your income does not belong to you, because Y┴OHU UL has declared that it is His, and to be used exclusively for His Word, work and sake.

     Whoever misappropriates this amount of tithe will be reckoned by Y┴OHU UL to be stealing from Him, and therefore cursed, while those who are faithful in giving their tithes to Y┴OHU UL are blessed.

     'Offerings' refer to whatever we give Y┴OHU UL voluntarily out of the blessings which we have received from Him. This is really our giving Him what is supposedly ours. This is on top of and different from the amount which we give as His 'tithe' (tenth).

     Realize now what He says in His Word -

     'I am Y┴OHU UL, and I do not change. That is why you offsprings of Y┴OHU-caf (Jacob) are not already completely ruined.

     Ever since the days of your forefathers, you have scorned My laws and failed to obey them. Now return to Me, and I will return to you,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (the Commander of Heaven's Armies).

     But you ask, 'How can we return when we have never gone away?'

     'Should people cheat Y┴OHU UL? Yet you have cheated Me!'

     But you ask, 'What do You mean? When did we ever cheat You?'

     'You have cheated Me of the tithes and offerings due to Me. You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating Me. Bring all the tithes into the warehouse so there will be enough food in My Temple. If you do,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo, 'I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in!

     Try Me! Let Me prove it to you! Your crops will be abundant, for I will guard them from insects and disease. Your grapes will not shrivel before they are ripe,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo. 'Then all nations will call you blessed, for your land will be such a delight,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo. - Malachi 3:6-12

     Isn't tithing (giving of the tenth) a part of the Mosaic law which no longer applies to us Yaoh˙shuahÝm these days?

     No, because tithing has been instituted in the Scriptures even before Mehush˙a (Moses) was even born! It has already been the practice of our forefathers since the time of Abul (offerings) and Abruhßm (tithes).

     Here is the scriptural proof of tithing even before the Mosaic law was given by Y┴OHU UL to Mehush˙a (Moses):

     'As Abrˇm returned from his victory over Kedorlaomer and his allies, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley). Then MolchÝ-Tzadˇq (Melchizedek) the king of ShuaolÚym and a priest of Y┴OHU UL Gavˇha (Most High) brought him bread and wine.

     MolchÝ-Tzadˇq blessed Abrˇm with this blessing:

'Blessed be Abrˇm by Y┴OHU UL Gavˇha,
Creator of heaven and earth.
And blessed be Y┴OHU UL Gavˇha,
Who has helped you conquer your enemies.'

     Then Abrˇm gave MolchÝ-Tzadˇq a tenth of all the fines he had recovered. The king of Sodom told him, 'Give back my people who were captured. But you may keep for yourself all the fines you have recovered.'

     Abrˇm replied, 'I have solemnly promised Y┴OHU UL, Y┴OHU UL Gavˇha, Creator of heaven and earth, that I will not take so much as a single thread or sandal thong from you. Otherwise you might say, 'I am the one who made Abrˇm rich!'

     All I'll accept is what these young men of mine have already eaten. But give a share of the fines to my allies - Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre.' - Genesis 14:17-24

     And how about in the New Covenant, is the practice of giving our tithes and offerings still enforced and applicable?

     Yes.

     Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said -

     'How terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest part of your income, but you ignore the important things of the law - justice, mercy, and faith.

     You should tithe, yes, but you should not leave undone the more important matters.' - Man-Y┴OHU 23:23

     See what He said? 'Yes, you should tithe....but don't ignore the other more important matters of the law - justice, mercy and faith.'

     'Yes, you should tithe,' Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA told you.

     And in the book of Hebrews, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is portrayed as the High Priest of our tithes, as we give them to Y┴OHU UL, He being our ever-living High Priest Who has been ordained in the order of MolchÝ-Tzadˇq (Melchizedek):

'This MolchÝ-Tzadˇq was king of Shuaoleym and priest of Y┴OHU UL Gavˇha. He met Abruhßm returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, and Abruhßm gave him a tithe (tenth) of everything.

First, his name means 'king of rectitude'; then also, 'king of Shuaoleym' means 'king of peace.' Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, like the Son of Y┴OHU UL he remains a priest forever.

Just ponder how great he was: Even the patriarch Abruhßm gave him his tithe (tenth) of the plunder!

Now the law requires the offsprings of LevÝ who become priests to collect a tithe (tenth) from the people - that is, their brothers - even though their brothers are descended from Abruhßm.

This man, however, did not trace his descent from LevÝ, yet he collected a tenth from Abruhßm and blessed him who had the promises. And without doubt the lesser person is blessed by the greater.

In the one case, the tithe (tenth) is collected by men who die; but in this case, by Him Who is declared to be living.

One might even say that LevÝ, who collects the tithe (tenth), paid the tithe through Abruhßm, because when MolchÝ-Tzadˇq met Abruhßm, LevÝ was still in the body of his foreparent.' - Hebrews 7:1-10

     So now you see that giving Y┴OHU UL His tithes and offerings was not only prescribed in the Mosaic law, but even before that, during the times of our patriarch Abruhßm and still is applicable to us Yaoh˙shuahÝm, even now during this New Covenant age.

     Align yourself therefore in agreement with Y┴OHU UL's Word and begin receiving Y┴OHU UL's rich favors and gifts to those who honor Him with their tithes and offerings.

To be continued....

     'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

     'No one can serve two bosses. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both Y┴OHU UL and money.' - ManaÝmY┴OHU (Matthew) 6:24

     'You have cheated Me of the tithes and offerings due to Me. You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating Me. Bring all the tithes into the warehouse so there will be enough food in My Temple. If you do,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo, 'I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in!

     Try Me! Let Me prove it to you! Your crops will be abundant, for I will guard them from insects and disease. Your grapes will not shrivel before they are ripe,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo.

     'Then all nations will call you blessed, for your land will be such a delight,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo. - Malachi 3:8-12

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I now decide to follow Y┴OHU UlhÝm's scriptural financial principles, and my first step is to give to Y┴OHU UlhÝm His tithes and my offerings.

I believe that the reverential fear of Y┴OHU UlhÝm is the beginning of true wisdom.

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes for the Inheritance

18.

Giving to others personally out of your tithes and offerings is scriptural and correct.

Answer: False

     Y┴OHU UL richly blesses you spiritually, financially and otherwise, but at the same time, together with all these, He also provides opportunities for you to give and help others, especially for the propagation and spread of His Word and Sh˙am (Name).

     Y┴OHU UL Naodßb (Generous) provides for you abundantly because He wants you to be His vessel in honoring Him and His Word, you being His dependable, honest, faithful and benevolent trustee.

     It is Y┴OHU UL's will, desire and want to richly bless you if only you will always walk in His ways, according to His plan in making you His conduit for helping His work and those in need, all for the purpose of glorifying His Sh˙am (Name).

     Y┴OHU UL will not bless those who are greedy for money, for they are closed conduits for His generous and benevolent purposes. Greed is the exact opposite of His benevolent character.

     The greedy gets poorer, while the generous gets richer. Why are many poor? Most of them become poor because of greed for and trust upon money.

'No one can serve two bosses. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both Y┴OHU UL and money.' - ManaÝmY┴OHU (Matthew) 6:24

     Do you want Y┴OHU UL, the Source of all prosperity, to richly bless you more and more?

     Then be willing to align to His program of disbursing His favors, wealth, gifts and blessings to those He wants to give them to.

     And don't cling on to the money in the process, but cling on to the Source, Y┴OHU UL Naodßb, the generous Y┴OHU UL, and be blessed in and for it.

     So it is vital that you fully comprehend Y┴OHU UL's scriptural principles in regard to riches, money, wealth and generosity.

     What are Y┴OHU UL's levels of giving in the order of importance to Him?

1. Your giving His tithes and your offerings;
2. Your giving to fellow Yaoh˙shuahÝm who are in need;
3. Your giving to the poor, widows, orphans and dwelling foreigners.

Tithes and Offerings -

     The word 'tithe' means 'one-tenth' or ten percent of all that Y┴OHU UL gives you, that is, all your income, in whatever form, be it money, produce, harvests, inheritances and so on.

     Y┴OHU UL clearly says in His Word that ten percent of whatever He gives you belongs to Him and should be given in support of His work and Word.

     Ten percent of your income does not belong to you, because Y┴OHU UL has declared that it is His, and to be used exclusively for His Word, work and sake.

     Whoever misappropriates this amount of tithe will be reckoned by Y┴OHU UL to be stealing from Him, and therefore cursed, while those who are faithful in giving their tithes to Y┴OHU UL are blessed.

     'Offerings' refer to whatever we give Y┴OHU UL voluntarily out of the blessings which we have received from Him. This is really our giving Him what is supposedly ours. This is on top of and different from the amount which we give as His 'tithe' (tenth).

     And on the third level of giving is our generosity towards the poor, the orphans, the widows and dwelling foreigners with us. Being kind to others in need is one calling why we were elected to be the co-heirs of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA.

     Realize now what Y┴OHU UL tells you in His Word:

     'Riches and honor come from You (Y┴OHU UlhÝm) alone, for You rule over everything. Power and might are in Your hand, and it is at Your discretion that people are made great and given power.' - 1 Chronicles 29:12

     Y┴OHU UL said to Shua-ˇlmoh, 'Because your greatest desire is to help your people, and you did not ask for personal wealth and honor or the death of your enemies or even a long life, but rather you asked for wisdom and knowledge to properly govern My people, I will surely give you the wisdom and knowledge you asked for. And I will also give you riches, wealth and honor such as no other king has ever had before you or will ever have again!' - 2 Chronicles 1:11-12

     'Unlimited riches, honor, wealth, and justice are mine to give away.' - Proverbs 8:18

     'Hearken to Me and take it to heart. Honor My Sh˙am (Name)!' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (the Commander of Heaven's Armies), 'or I will bring a terrible curse against you. I will curse even the blessings you receive. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you have not taken My warning seriously.' - Malachi 2:2

     'This is what Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo says: 'In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and the Desired of All Nations will come, and I will fill this House with glory,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (the Commander of Heaven's Armies).

     'The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine,' declares Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo. 'The glory of this present House will be greater than the glory of the former House,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo. 'And in this place I will grant peace,' declares Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo.' - Haggai 2:6-9

     If you give first priority to Y┴OHU UL's Temple (for we Yaoh˙shuahÝm are now Y┴OHU UL's Temple), then Y┴OHU UL will surely bless you. We, Yaoh˙shuahÝm, are Y┴OHU UL's Temple, His Oholyßo (Congregation).

     Then Haggai said, 'So it is with this people and this nation in My sight,' declares Y┴OHU UL. 'Whatever they do and whatever they offer there is defiled.

     Now give careful thought to this from this day on - ponder how things were before one boulder was laid on another in Y┴OHU UL's Temple.

     When anyone came to a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten. When anyone went to a wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were only twenty. I plagues all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not turn to Me,' declares Y┴OHU UL.

     From this day on, from this twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, give careful thought to the day when the foundation of Y┴OHU UL's Temple was laid. Give careful thought: Is there yet any seed left in the barn? Until now, the vine and the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree have not borne fruit.

But from this day on I will bless you!' - Haggai 2:14-19

'Give to Y┴OHU UlhÝm the glory He deserves! Bring your offering and come to worship Him. Worship Y┴OHU UlhÝm in all His holy splendor.' - 1 Chron. 16:29

'Remember that the Levitical priests and the rest of the tribe of Levi will not be given an inheritance of land like the other tribes in Yaoshor˙l. In its place, the priests and Levites will eat from the offerings given to Y┴OHU UL by fire, for that is their inheritance.' - Deuteronomy 18:1

And we must not give to Y┴OHU UL something which cost us nothing -

'That day Gaold came to Dßoud and said to him, 'Go and build an altar to Y┴OHU UL on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.'

So Dßoud went to do what Y┴OHU UL had commanded him. When Araunah saw the king and his men coming toward him, he came forward and bowed before the king with his face to the ground.

'Why have you come, sir?' Araunah asked.

And Dßoud replied, 'I have come to buy your threshing floor and to build an altar to Y┴OHU UL there, so Y┴OHU UL will stop the plague.'

'Take it, sir, and use it as you wish,' Araunah said to Dßoud. 'Here are oxen for the burnt offering, and you can use the threshing tools and ox yokes for wood to build a fire on the altar. I will give it all to you, and may Y┴OHU your UL accept your sacrifice.'

But the king replied to Araunah, 'No, I insist upon buying it, for I cannot present burnt offerings to Y┴OHU my UL that have cost me nothing.'

So Dßoud paid him fifty pieces of silver for the threshing floor and the oxen. Dßoud built an altar there to Y┴OHU UL and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.

And Y┴OHU UL answered his prayer, and the plague was stopped.' - 2 Samu-┌l 24:18-25

Tithes are holy in the eyes of Y┴OHU UL and should not be treated as something common or profane, or else....

'You will not be reckoned guilty for accepting Y┴OHU UL's tithes if you give the best portion to the priests. But be careful not to treat the holy gifts of the people of Yaoshor˙l as though they were common. If you do, you will die.' - Numbers 18:32

Tithe of the Tithes Must Be Given -

Say this to the Levites: 'When you receive the tithes from the YaoshorulÝtes, give a tenth of the tithes you receive - a tithe of the tithe - to Y┴OHU UL as a gift.' - Numbers 18:26

     The purpose of the tithe is to teach you to always reverentially fear Y┴OHU UlhÝm:

'You must set aside a tithe of your crops - one-tenth of all the crops you harvest each year. Bring this tithe to the place Y┴OHU your UL selects for His Sh˙am (Name) to be honored, and eat it there in his presence. This applies to your tithes of grain, new wine, olive oil, and the firstborn males of your flocks and herds.

The purpose of tithing is to teach you to always reverentially fear Y┴OHU your UlhÝm.' - Deuteronomy 14:22-23

     Align yourself therefore in agreement with Y┴OHU UL's Word and begin receiving Y┴OHU UL's rich favors and gifts to those who honor Him with their tithes and offerings.

To be continued....

     'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'No one can serve two bosses. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both Y┴OHU UL and money.' - ManaÝm-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:24

'Give to Y┴OHU UlhÝm the glory He deserves! Bring your offering and come to worship Him. Worship Y┴OHU UlhÝm in all His holy splendor.' - 1 Chron. 16:29

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I now decide to follow Y┴OHU UlhÝm's scriptural financial principles, and my first step is to give to Y┴OHU UlhÝm His tithes and my offerings.

I believe that the reverential fear of Y┴OHU UlhÝm is the beginning of true wisdom.

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes for the Inheritance

19.

Y┴OHU UL does not want us to give beyond our regular tithes and offerings to Him.

Answer: False

     As has been mentioned in our past lessons, over and above our giving of our tithes and offerings to Y┴OHU UL, we are expected by Y┴OHU UL to give to His Oholyßo and fellow Yaoh˙shuahÝm and also to the poor, widows, orphans and dwelling foreigners who may be in need.

     It is our duty to Y┴OHU UL to help and give to others in their times of need, but it does not mean that you should enrich others with more that what they really need.

     Wise generosity also involves knowing whom to give to, what to give and how much to give as the indwelling 'R┌KHA-YAOH┌SHUA' prompts us to give.

     Y┴OHU UL's principles in regard to our giving and receiving is similar to planting and reaping. What you sow is what you reap. Each kind bearing fruit after the kind of seed sown. If you sow care, you'll reap care; if you sow love, you'll reap love; if you sow clothes, you'll reap clothes; if you sow food, you'll reap food; if you sow money, you'll reap money - each seed bearing its own kind.

     Then Y┴OHU UL said, 'Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.' And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And Y┴OHU UL saw that it was fine.' - Genesis 1:11-12

     And this principle of Y┴OHU UL in regard to sowing and reaping, giving and receiving is a universal principle which you can benefit from positively if you use it in your favor. And this principle is effectual as long as the earth endures....

'As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.' - Genesis 8:22

     So you plant the seeds, allow for the passage of time, then you harvest. Sometimes thirty-fold, or sixty-fold and best if a hundredfold. Less time, less fruit, more time, more fruit. Just like what happens in nature itself. You can learn much wisdom even by observing Y┴OHU UL's creation around you. But you don't need to know how Y┴OHU UL will produce the harvest for you.

     Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA said -

     'With the measure you use, it will be measured to you - and even more. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.

     This is what the kingdom of Y┴OHU UL is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.

     All by itself the soil produces grain - first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.

     As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.' - Mark 4:24-29

     And you should not give the adversary, who came to steal, any leeway in robbing you of your harvests by means of sicknesses, unnecessary costly expenses, layoffs, bankruptcies and calamities.

     Get rid of wicked occult objects and symbols in your dwelling, which the enemy uses as his entry point in his robbing people out of their harvests.

     Your safe protection and fence against the devourer is your giving Y┴OHU UL His tithes and your offerings. If you fail in this regard, your assets have no fences whatsoever, wide open to the thief and destroyer (Abaddon) whenever he likes to steal.

     'You have cheated Me of the tithes and offerings due to Me. You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating Me. Bring all the tithes into the warehouse so there will be enough food in My Temple. If you do,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo, 'I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in!

     Try Me! Let Me prove it to you! Your crops will be abundant, for I will guard them from insects and disease. Your grapes will not shrivel before they are ripe,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo. 'Then all nations will call you blessed, for your land will be such a delight,' says Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo. - Malachi 3:6-12

     'Yes, been there, done that,' one subscriber wrote, 'but after a few years, I found myself bankrupt. Perhaps that doctrine is incorrect.'

     The reply is: You must not adjust the truth and doctrines of the Word to your personal experiences, but, on the contrary, you must adjust the level of your experiences to that of the written Word.

     In other words, one should not interpret the Word based upon his own experiences, but he should make his experiences adjust to the level of Y┴OHU UL's unadulterated Word.

     When Y┴OHU UL says that He will richly bless you, then walk in that, believe in that until it becomes a reality in your life.

     But the main thing is, to whom did you give your tithes and offerings? To Y┴OHU UL or to some impostor, faker and poseur? You gave them to the 'God' and 'gee-ZEUS' of this world? That's how many were deceived, too. Actually, you haven't given anything to Y┴OHU UL through His Messiah YAOH┌SHUA. No wonder your account with Y┴OHU UL is still unsettled and the curses keep on devouring.

     To give you a practical example: Suppose you received a bill from your telephone company and so a collector came who introduced himself as the authorized collector, and so you paid him, not knowing that he was NOT the authorized collector, and you failed to check with the head office. Does that clear you of your debt to the phone company?

     You may be sincere in paying, but mistaken. Duped is the better term. And satan is the duper of the whole world. And no one who has been deceived by ha-satßn can avoid the losses in the end. All of ha-satßn's victims must suffer losses in the end.

     That's your own lookout, to always make sure you pay to the right party, the party to whom you're supposed to pay. And the Word was given precisely so you will find out Who is the real Source of blessings in this world and Who is your safe protection against the devourer and curses in the world.

     And Y┴OHU UL forbids our giving offerings and sacrifices to evil spirits. 'God' and 'gee-ZEUS' are evil spirits in this world.

     'The people must no longer be unfaithful to Y┴OHU UL by offering sacrifices to evil spirits out in the fields. This is a permanent law for them, to be kept generation after generation.' - Leviticus 17:7

     Wounds from a friend are better than kisses from an enemy. Open rebuke is better than hidden love.

     And many among our new converts to the YAOH┌SHUA-kind of faith has time and time testified to the difference between the giving of tithes and offerings to the genuine Creator, Y┴OHU UL, and giving to evil spirits when they were through different denominations before.

     Oh yes, the impostor, poseur and faker may bless a little here and there, to continue in his deception, but later on steals big time, and then cause his victims to doubt the written Word and become bitter. And that is precisely his purpose, to deceive mankind and convince people that the Word doesn't work.

     Of course, it won't work, if the Author and Messiah have been replaced by fakes, pretenders and impostors!

     Now you see! YAOH┌SHUA is the real Light of your life.

     So you haven't really given your tithes and offerings to Y┴OHU UL, through His High Priest YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y. And you still has to settle your account with Him in this regard. That's the truth that will really set you free.

     Whatever your reaction is to Y┴OHU UL's message to you is your own responsibility to Y┴OHU UL, not ours. Our duty is to tell you the truth, and you will answer to Y┴OHU UL for your own responses, which, we believe, would be positive.

     And no one must expect any real blessings from Y┴OHU UL if he keeps on robbing Y┴OHU UL of what rightfully belongs to Him. And the devourer would be there, munching and eating away your assets while you helplessly watch what's going on, wondering why, hopelessly hoping against hope.

     Where's the catch? You were giving to the wrong persons!

     You haven't really tried and proven Y┴OHU UL, through His High Priest YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the genuine Messiah.

     And Y┴OHU UL said that His Oholyßo is to receive what is supposed to be given Him for it is the living body of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA on earth, doing His work, spreading His original and true Glorious Message.

     This is the truth that will set you free from the devourer.

     'The purpose of tithing is to teach you to always reverentially fear Y┴OHU your UlhÝm.' - Deuteronomy 14:23

     Now you can begin giving to Y┴OHU UL His tithes and your offerings. Y┴OHU UL is the rightful Person to Whom you must give them, not to 'God' and 'gee-ZEUS.'

     You may believe that the sun will not rise tomorrow, but still it will, because Y┴OHU UL has decreed it.

     Likewise, you may think that giving to 'God' and 'gee-ZEUS' is obeying Y┴OHU UL, but it still is giving to evil spirits and supporting the causes of idolatry in this world. Because Y┴OHU UL is the real Creator and not the skull idol 'God'; and the real Messiah is YAOH┌SHUA, not the Greek idol 'gee-ZEUS.'

     Escape from the enemy and devourer's deceptions now!

     You have been set free by the power of the original Sh˙am YAOH┌SHUA!

     And times of refreshing from Y┴OHU UL are on your way....

     Align yourself therefore in agreement with Y┴OHU UL's Word and begin receiving Y┴OHU UL's rich favors and gifts to those who honor Him with their tithes and offerings.

To be continued....

     'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'No one can serve two bosses. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both Y┴OHU UL and money.' - ManaÝmY┴OHU (Matthew) 6:24

'You should tithe, yes!' - Luke 11:42b

'Give to Y┴OHU UlhÝm the glory He deserves! Bring your offering and come to worship Him. Worship Y┴OHU UlhÝm in all His holy splendor.' - 1 Chron. 16:29

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I now decide to stop supporting the causes of satan, God, and gee-ZEUS, and will rightfully begin giving Y┴OHU UL's tithes and my offerings to Y┴OHU UL, through His designated High Priest, YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, the Messiah of true prosperity, to support the noble cause of spreading His original Sh˙am (Name) and that of the true Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, and His Glorious Message.

I renounce the God of this world and the Greek idol gee-ZEUS!

I believe that the reverential fear of Y┴OHU UlhÝm is the beginning of true wisdom.

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes of Inheritance

20.

Gathering up personal assets and riches to be given to heirs as part of your inheritance is forbidden because it is actually hoarding in disguise.

Answer: True

'Don't gather up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Gather your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty, where they will be safe from thieves.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:19-20

     Gathering up wealth for your heirs is also same as gathering for yourself, for whatever you hoard during your lifetime is yours, and would only pass on to your heirs after you die. And the Scriptures warned against hoarding treasures here on earth for yourself, for where your treasures are, there your heart will also be.

Then someone called from the crowd, 'Maoro-Úh (Teacher), please tell my brother to divide our father's estate with me.'

YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'Friend, who made Me a judge over you to decide such matters like that?' Then He said, 'Beware! Don't be greedy for what you don't have. Real life is not measured by how much we own.'

And He gave an object lesson: 'A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. In fact, his barns were full to overflowing.

So he said, 'I know! I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I'll have room enough to hoard everything. And I'll sit back and say to myself: My friend, you have enough kept away in reserve for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!'

But Y┴OHU UL said to him, 'You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get it all?

Yes, a person is a fool to gather up earthly wealth but is not rich towards Y┴OHU UL.' - Luke 12:13-21

     Here we see Y┴OHU UL looks at someone who hoards for himself as a fool, and who is not rich unto Y┴OHU UL.

Now, let's see what the Preacher says about hoarding wealth -

'I also tried to find meaning by building huge homes for myself and by planting beautiful vineyards. I made gardens and parks, filling them with all kinds of fruit trees.

I built reservoirs to collect the water to irrigate my many flourishing groves. I bought slaves, both men and women, and others were born into my household.

I also owned great herds and flocks, more than any of the kings who lived in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem) before me. I collected great sums of silver and gold, the treasure of many kings and provinces.

I hired wonderful singers, both men and women, and had many beautiful concubines. I had everything a man could desire!

So I became greater than any of the kings who ruled in Yaoh˙shua-olÚym before me. And with it all, I remained clear-eyed so I could evaluate all these matters.

Anything I wanted, I took. I did not contain myself from any gladness. I even found great pleasure in hard work, an additional reward for all my labors.

But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless. It was like chasing the wind. There was nothing really worthwhile anywhere.

So I concluded to compare wisdom and folly, and anyone else would come to the same conclusions I did. Wisdom is of more value than foolishness, just as light is better than darkness.

For the wise person sees, while the fool is blind. Yet I saw that wise and foolish people share the same fate. Both of them die. Just as the fool will die, so will I. So of what value is all my wisdom?

Then I said to myself, 'This is all so meaningless!' For the wise person and the fool both die, and in the days to come, both will be gone unremembered.

So now I hate life because everything done here under the sun is so irrational. Everything is meaningless, like chasing the wind. It disgusts me that I must leave the fruits of my hard work to others.

And who can tell whether my successors will be wise or foolish? And yet they will control everything I have gained by my skill and hard work. How meaningless!' - Ecclesiastes 2:4-19

     But to earn money unto Y┴OHU UL and for His purposes are viewed in the Scriptures differently, though:

'Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be exemplified by the tale of a man going on a trip. He called together his servants and gave them money to invest for him while he was gone.

He gave five bags of gold to one, two bags of gold to another, and one bag of gold to the last - dividing it in proportion to their abilities - and then left on his long trip.

The servant who received the five bags of gold began immediately to invest the money and soon doubled it. The servant with two bags of gold also went right to work and doubled the money.

But the servant who received the one bag of gold dug a hole in the ground and hid the boss's money for safekeeping.

After a long time their boss returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money.

The servant to whom he had given the five bags of gold said, 'Sir, you gave me five bags of gold to invest, I have doubled the amount.' The boss was full of praise. 'Well done, my noble and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'

Next came the servant who had received the two bags of gold, with the report, 'Sir, you gave me two bags of gold to invest, I have doubled the amount.'

The boss said, 'Well done, my noble and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'

Then the servant with the one bag of gold came and said, 'Sir, I know you are a hard man, harvesting crops you didn't plant and gathering crops you didn't cultivate. I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth and here it is.'

But the boss replied, 'You wicked and lazy servant! You think I'm a hard man, do you, gathering crops I didn't plant and reaping crops I didn't cultivate? Well, you should at least have put my money into the bank so I could have some interest.

Take the money from this servant and give it to the one with the ten bags of gold. To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance.

But from those who are unfaithful, even what little they have will be taken away. Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 25:14-30

     In this parable, we see that the diligent and faithful servants were accumulating profits for their boss, figurative of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA. They were not amassing treasures for themselves but, being faithful trustees of their boss, they report back to offer and submit their accumulated wealth unto the one who gave them their seed money in the first place, and willingly left it at the discretion of their boss on what to do with the profits they have earned.

     In other words, the two faithful servants who were rewarded did make use of the resources and talents given them, for the glory of Y┴OHU UL, and not for themselves nor their heirs.

     The right thing to do therefore is to make the glory of Y┴OHU UL your primary concern, and gather up treasures in heaven by means of giving Him your tithes and offerings, and by giving to fellow Yaoh˙shuahÝm, as well as to the poor, to the widows, orphans and dwelling foreigners, and Y┴OHU UL will make sure that all the treasures which you have gathered up in heaven will be of beneficial use to your heirs, by the time they need them, in the many ways which Y┴OHU UL will determine to bless your heirs with favors, promotions, advancements and successes.

'I have been young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the upright person forsaken nor their children begging bread.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 37:25

'Remember this - a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each make up your own mind as to how much you should give.

Don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For Y┴OHU UL loves the person who gives cheerfully. And Y┴OHU UL will generously provide all you need.

Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

As the Scriptures say,

'Upright people give generously to the poor. Their kind deeds will never be unremembered.'

For Y┴OHU UL is the One Who gives seed to the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, He will give you many opportunities to do kindness, and He will produce a huge harvest of generosity in you.

Yes, you will be enriched so you can give even more generously. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will break out in gratefulness to Y┴OHU UL.

So two beneficial things will happen - the needs of the Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA) in Yaoh˙shua- olÚym (Jerusalem) will be met, and they will cheerfully express their gratefulness to Y┴OHU UL.

You will be glorifying Y┴OHU UL through your generous gifts. For your generosity to them will prove that you are obedient to the Glorious Message of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah).

And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the wonderful gifts and favors of Y┴OHU UL shown through you.

Hodayßo (thanks) to Y┴OHU UL for His Son - a Gift too wonderful for words!' - 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

To be continued....

     'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'Don't gather up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Gather your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty, where they will be safe from thieves.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:19-20

'Those who love me inherit wealth, for I fill their treasuries.' - Proverbs 8:21

'Ill-gotten gain has no enduring value, but right living can save your life.' - Proverbs 10:2

'Wealth created by lying is a vanishing mist, a deadly trap.' - Proverbs 21:6

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I will gather up treasures in heaven where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty; where they will be safe from thieves.'

For Y┴OHU UL is the One Who gives seed to the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, He will give me many opportunities to do kindness, and He will produce a huge harvest of generosity in me.

Yes, I am being enriched so I can give even more generously!

And when I give my gifts to those who need them, they will break out in gratefulness to Y┴OHU UL!

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes of Inheritance

21.

Everyone should aspire to treasure up much wealth and leave a rich inheritance to his heirs.

Answer: False

'Don't gather up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Gather your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty, where they will be safe from thieves.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:19-20

     Again, the scriptural admonition of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA to us is that we should not gather up treasures here on earth.... but rather, in heaven.

     And see the example which Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA gave of the rich fool who was amassing wealth and riches for himself, but is so poor unto Y┴OHU UL:

And He (YAOH┌SHUA) gave an object lesson: 'A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. In fact, his barns were full to overflowing.

So he said, 'I know! I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I'll have room enough to hoard everything. And I'll sit back and say to myself: My friend, you have enough kept away in reserve for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!'

But Y┴OHU UL said to him, 'You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get it all?

Yes, a person is a fool to gather up earthly wealth but is not rich towards Y┴OHU UL.' - Luke 12:16-21

'What does it benefit anyone even if he gains the whole world yet suffers the loss of his own soul? Or what can a person give in exchange for his soul?' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 16:26

     Here, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA emphasizes the importance of the saving of the soul rather than the accumulation of worldly wealth. A dying person would be willing to give up everything he owns if he could only prolong his life for another day, showing you that life itself is more valuable than worldly wealth.

     And worldly riches cannot guarantee entrance to heaven unto Y┴OHU UL. In fact, lust for worldly riches will choke the Word in a person's life.

     'He (YAOH┌SHUA) spoke many parables such as this one: A farmer went out to plant some seed. As he scattered it all over his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock.

     The plants sprang up quickly, but they soon wilted beneath the hot sun and died because the roots had no nourishment in the shallow soil. Other seeds fell among thorns that shot up and choked out the tender blades.

     But some seeds fell on fertile soil and produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted. Anyone who is willing to hear should hearken and comprehend!

     Now here is the explanation of the parable I told about the farmer sowing grain: The seed that fell on the hard path represents those who hear the Glorious Message about the Kingdom and don't comprehend it. Then the evil one comes and snatches the seed away from their hearts.

     The rocky soil represents those who hear the message and receive it with happiness. But like young plants in such soil, their roots don't go very deep. At first they get along fine, but they wilt as soon as they have problems or are persecuted because they believe the word.

     The thorny ground represents those who hear and accept the Glorious Message, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the cares of this life and the lure of wealth, so no crop is produced.

     The fertile soil represents the hearts of those who truly accept Y┴OHU UL's message and produce a huge harvest - thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 13:3-9;18-23

     'Yet true religion with contentment is great wealth. After all, we didn't bring anything with us when we came into the world, and we definitely cannot carry anything with us when we die.

     So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and perdition.

     For the lust for money is at the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

     But you, Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy), belong to Y┴OHU UL; so run from all these evil things, and follow what is right and pure.

     Pursue a clean life, along with faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.

     Fight the noble fight for what we believe. Hold tightly to the eternal life that Y┴OHU UL has given you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses.

     And I command you before Y┴OHU UL, Who gives life to all, and before ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y YAOH┌SHUA, Who gave a true testimony before Pontius Pilate, that you obey His commands with all purity.

     Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y returns. For at the right time ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah) will be revealed from heaven by the blessed as well as only Almighty Y┴OHU UL, the King of kings and Ruler of ruler.

     He alone can never die, and He lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach Him. No one has ever seen Him, nor ever will. To Him be honor and power forever. Am-nßm.

     Tell those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust upon their money, which will soon be gone. But their trust should be in the living Y┴OHU UL, Who richly gives us all we need for our delight.

     Tell them to use their money to do kindness. They should be rich in kind works and should give generously to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever Y┴OHU UL has given them.

     By doing this they will be gathering up their treasure as a solid foundation for the future so they may take hold of real life.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 6:6-19

     The right thing to do therefore is to make the glory of Y┴OHU UL your primary concern, and gather up treasures in heaven by means of giving Him your tithes and offerings, and by giving to fellow Yaoh˙shuahÝm, as well as to the poor, to the widows, orphans and dwelling foreigners, and Y┴OHU UL will make sure that all the treasures which you have gathered up in heaven will be of beneficial use to your heirs, by the time they need them, in the many ways which Y┴OHU UL will determine to bless your heirs with favors, promotions, advancements and successes.

'I have been young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the upright person forsaken nor their children begging bread.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 37:25

'Remember this - a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each make up your own mind as to how much you should give.

Don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For Y┴OHU UL loves the person who gives cheerfully. And Y┴OHU UL will generously provide all you need.

Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

As the Scriptures say,

'Upright people give generously to the poor. Their kind deeds will never be unremembered.'

For Y┴OHU UL is the One Who gives seed to the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, He will give you many opportunities to do kindness, and He will produce a huge harvest of generosity in you.

Yes, you will be enriched so you can give even more generously. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will break out in gratefulness to Y┴OHU UL.

So two beneficial things will happen - the needs of the Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA) in Yaoh˙shua- olÚym (Jerusalem) will be met, and they will cheerfully express their gratefulness to Y┴OHU UL.

You will be glorifying Y┴OHU UL through your generous gifts. For your generosity to them will prove that you are obedient to the Glorious Message of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y (the Messiah).

And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the wonderful gifts and favors of Y┴OHU UL shown through you.

Hodayßo (thanks) to Y┴OHU UL for His Son - a Gift too wonderful for words!' - 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

To be continued....

     'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'Don't gather up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Gather your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty, where they will be safe from thieves.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:19-20

'Tell those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust upon their money, which will soon be gone. But their trust should be in the living Y┴OHU UL, Who richly gives us all we need for our delight.

Tell them to use their money to do kindness. They should be rich in kind works and should give generously to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever Y┴OHU UL has given them.

By doing this they will be gathering up their treasure as a solid foundation for the future so they may take hold of real life.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 6:6-19

'Those who love me inherit wealth, for I fill their treasuries.' - Proverbs 8:21

'Ill-taken gain has no enduring value, but right living can save your life.' - Proverbs 10:2

'Wealth created by lying is a vanishing mist, a deadly trap.' - Proverbs 21:6

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I will gather up treasures in heaven where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty; where they will be safe from thieves.'

For Y┴OHU UL is the One Who gives seed to the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, He will give me many opportunities to do kindness, and He will produce a huge harvest of generosity in me.

Yes, I am being enriched so I can give even more generously!

And when I give my gifts to those who need them, they will break out in gratefulness to Y┴OHU UL!

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes of Inheritance

22.

It is unscriptural to claim one's inheritance, for that would be a sign of greed and covetousness.

Answer: False

     'Then someone called from the crowd, 'Maoro-Úh (Teacher), please tell my brother to divide our father's estate with me.'

     YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'Friend, who made Me a Judge over you to decide such matters like that?'

     Then He said, 'Beware! Don't be greedy for what you don't have. Real life is not measured by how much we own.'

     And He gave an object lesson: 'A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. In fact, his barns were full to overflowing.

     So he said, 'I know! I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I'll have room enough to hoard in everything. And I'll sit back and say to myself, My friend, you have enough kept away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink and be merry!'

     But Y┴OHU UL said to him, 'You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get it all?'

     Yes, a person is a fool who hoards up earthly wealth but is not rich unto Y┴OHU UL.'' - Luke 12:13-21

     What our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was rebuking in the man who was seeking His help and in the parable given was greed for worldly properties.

     Obviously, the brother of the man did not want to divide the estate and give his share. And as Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was proclaiming meekness as one of the exemplary attitudes in His Kingdom, He thereupon emphasized the importance of being rich in Y┴OHU UL's Kingdom rather than in worldly wealth.

     One of the notable aspect of meekness is not claiming back whatever is taken from you or is being withheld from you, though rightfully belonging to you. Again, meekness involves the surrender of all of one's personal rights to Y┴OHU UL.

     See the overall profile of a meek and quiet 'r˙kha' (spirit) in the following Words of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA....

     'But if you are willing to hearken, I say, love your enemies. Be kind to those who hate you. Pray for the happiness of those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn the other cheek.

     If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. Give what you have to anyone who asks you for it; and when things are taken away from you, don't try to get them back. Do for others as you would like them to do for you.

     Do you think you deserve credit merely for loving those who love you? Even the sinners do that! And if you do kindness only to those who are kind to you, is that so wonderful? Even sinners do that much!

     And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, how noble is that? Even sinners will lend to their own kind for a full return.

     Love your enemies! Be kind to them! Lend to them! And don't be concerned that they might not repay. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for He is kind to the ungrateful and to those who are very wicked. You must be compassionate, just as your Y┴OHU ABÝ (Father) is compassionate.

     Stop judging others, and you will not be judged. Stop criticizing others, or it will all come back on you. If you forgive others, you will be forgiven. If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, well compacted, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving Ś large or small Ś it will be used to measure what is given back to you.

     Then YAOH┌SHUA gave the following object lesson: 'What benefit is it for one blind person to lead another? The first one will fall into a ditch and pull the other down also. A pupil is not greater than the teacher. But the pupil who works hard will become like the teacher.

     And why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying, 'Friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,' when you can't see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log from your own eye; then perhaps you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend's eye.

     A fine tree can't produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can't produce delectable fruit. A tree is identified by the kind of fruit it produces. Figs never grow on thornbushes or grapes on bramble bushes.

     A upright person produces noble deeds from a pure heart, and an evil person produces evil deeds from an evil heart. Whatever is in your heart determines what you say.' - Luke 6:27-45

     A Yaoh˙shuahÚe (believer in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA) who is free from greed and lust for worldly things and properties would claim what is rightfully his, but would not insist if it is denied or withheld from him, and he is emotionally dead to whatever happens to himself materially, not affected at all by properties or belongings.

     In other words, since the inner peace and happiness of a Yaoh˙shuahÚe is in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA and in matters eternal, and not on those of temporal nature, then it doesn't affect him at all, whether what belongs to him is given, withheld or denied, for his expectations are from Y┴OHU UlhÝm alone. That is the real meaning of being meek. And this is exactly opposite that in the case of that man who goes to great lengths just to claim his inheritance, for that clearly reflects greed.

     And even if the Yaoh˙shuahÚe claims what is rightfully his, it is not for the purpose of enriching himself but in order to share it with others in need. That is the right attitude in such cases which will elicit Y┴OHU UlhÝm's approval.

     Ponder now upon Y┴OHU UlhÝm's warnings against greed:

     'Greed causes fighting; fully depending upon Y┴OHU UL leads to prosperity.' - Proverbs 28:25

     'They don't care anymore about right and wrong, and they have given themselves over to immoral ways. Their lives are filled with all kinds of impurity and greed.' - Ephesians 4:19

     'Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among Y┴OHU UlhÝm's people. Obscene tales, foolish talk, and coarse jokes Ś these are not for you.

     On the contrary, let there be gratefulness to Y┴OHU UlhÝm. You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y and of Y┴OHU UL. For a greedy person is really an idolater who worships the things of this world.

     Don't be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the terrible anger of Y┴OHU UlhÝm comes upon all those who disobey Him.

     Don't participate in the activities these people do. For though your hearts were once full of darkness, now you are full of light from ha-Molkhi˙l, and your behavior should show it!

     For this light within you produces only what is noble and right and true.' - Ephesians 5:3-9

To be continued....

     'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

     'What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Isn't it the whole army of evil desires at war within you? You want what you don't have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous for what others have, and you can't possess it, so you fight and quarrel to take it away from them. And yet the reason you don't have what you want is that you don't ask Y┴OHU UL for it.

     And even when you do ask, you don't get it because your whole motive is wrong Ś you want only what will give you pleasure.

     You adulterers! Don't you realize that friendship with this world makes you an enemy of Y┴OHU UL? I say it again, that if your aim is to enjoy this world, you can't be a friend of Y┴OHU UL.

     What do you think the Scriptures mean when they say that the 'R┌KHA hol-HODSH┌A' (Holy Spirit), Whom Y┴OHU UL has given within us, jealously longs for us to be faithful? He gives us more and more power to overcome such evil desires. As the Scriptures say,

'Y┴OHU UL sets himself against the proud, but He shows favor to the humble.'

     So humble yourselves before Y┴OHU UL. Resist ha-satßn, and he will flee from you. Draw close to Y┴OHU UL, and Y┴OHU UL will draw close to you.

     Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, you hypocrites. Let there be tears for the wrong things you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sorrow in place of laughter, and gloom in place of gladness.

     When you bow down before ha-Molkhi˙l and admit your dependence upon Him, He will lift you up and give you honor.'

- Y┴OHU-caf (James) 4:1-10

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

     'From now on, I will be very careful not be greedy for anything which I don't currently have, for real life and real living are not measured by the amount of properties I have, but in doing the will of Y┴OHU UL in my life daily, serving Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA heartily, glorifying Him magnificently!

     So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes of Inheritance

23.

It is scriptural and correct to give each heir their due share even before one's death, to make sure that each is given what is rightfully due him.

Answer: False

     The inheritance represents the final discipline of parents to their children and heirs, and as is inherent in wills and testaments, the death of the one giving out the inheritances must first be proven before his last will and testament becomes effectual and executory.

     As has been previously learned, the last will and testament is a binding contract between one who has died with his heirs.

     Scripturally speaking, inheritances are to be actually given to heirs after the death of the testator or the one who promises his legacies to his heirs.

     What does Y┴OHU UL say in His Word to support this?

     'Now when someone dies and leaves a will, no one gets anything until it is proven that the person who wrote the will is dead.

     The will goes into effect only after the death of the person who wrote it. While the person is still alive, no one can use the will to get any of the things promised to them.

     That is why blood was required under the first covenant as a proof of death. For after Mehush˙a had given the people all of Y┴OHU UL's laws, he took the blood of calves and goats, along with water, and sprinkled both the book of Y┴OHU UL's laws and all the people, using branches of hyssop bushes and scarlet wool.

     Then he said, 'This blood confirms the Covenant Y┴OHU UL has made with you.' And in the same way, he sprinkled blood on the sacred tent and on everything used for worship. In fact, we can say that according to the law of Mehush˙a, nearly everything was purified by sprinkling with blood. Without the outpouring of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.

     That is why the earthly tent and everything in it - which were copies of things in heaven - had to be purified by the blood of animals. But the real things in heaven had to be purified with far better sacrifices than the blood of animals.

     For hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y has entered into heaven itself to appear now before Y┴OHU UL as our Advocate. He did not go into the earthly place of worship, for that was merely a copy of the real Temple in heaven.

     Nor did He enter heaven to offer Himself again and again, like the earthly high priest who enters the Most Holy Place year after year to offer the blood of an animal.

     If that had been necessary, He would have had to die again and again, ever since the world began. But no! He came once for all time, at the end of the age, to remove the power of sin forever by His sacrificial death for us.

     And just as it is predetermined that each person dies only once and after that comes judgment, so also ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y died only ONCE as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people.

     He will come again but not to deal with our sins again. This time He will bring salvation to all those who are eagerly waiting for Him.' - Hebrews 9:16-28

     Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA also has given us a parable of someone who was given his share of the inheritance early on, and which eventually led to waste, sin and shame.

     Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA gave them this parable:

     'A man had two sons. When the younger told his father, 'I want my share of your estate now, I won't wait until you die!' his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.

     A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and took a trip to a far-off land, and there squandered all his money on parties and prostitutes. About the time his money was gone, a great famine swept over the land, and he began to go hungry.

     He convinced a local farmer to hire him to feed his pigs. The boy became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the swine looked delectable to him. And no one gave him anything.

     When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, 'At home even the hired men have food enough and to spare, and here I am, dying of hunger! I will go home to my father and say, 'AbÝ, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired man.'

     So he returned home to his father. And while he was still afar off, his father saw him coming, and was filled with loving pity and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

     His son said to him, 'AbÝ, I have sinned against heaven and you, and am not worthy of being called your son - '

     But his father said to the slaves, 'Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. And a jeweled ring for his finger; and sandals! And kill the calf we have in the fattening pen. We must celebrate with a feast, for this son of mine was dead and has come back to life. He was lost but now is found.' So the party began.

     Meanwhile, the older son was in the fields working; when he returned home, he heard dance music coming from the house, and he asked one of the servants what was going on.

     'Your brother is back,' he was told, 'and your father has killed the calf we were fattening and has prepared a great feast to celebrate his coming home again unharmed.'

     The older brother was furious and wouldn't go in. His father came out and begged him, but he replied, 'All these years I've worked hard for you and never once refused to do a single task you told me to; and in all that time you never gave me even one young goat for a feast with my friends.

     Yet when this son of yours comes back after spending your money on prostitutes, you celebrate by killing the finest calf we have on the place!'

     'Look, dear son,' his father said to him, 'you and I are very close, and everything I have is yours. But it is right to celebrate. For he is your brother; and he was dead and has come back to life! He was lost but now is found!' - Luke 15:11-32

     And furthermore, Y┴OHU UL, in the wisdom book of Proverbs and other scriptural passages warn against lust for quick wealth:

'Those who are wise must finally die, just like the foolish and senseless, leaving all their wealth behind.

The grave is their eternal home, where they will stay forever.

They may name their estates after themselves, but they leave their wealth to others.' - TehillÝm 49:10-11

'For when they die, they carry nothing with them. Their wealth will not follow them into the grave.' - TehillÝm 49:17

'People who boast of their wealth don't comprehend, that they will die like the animals.' - TehillÝm 49:20

'Look what happens to mighty warriors who do not trust upon Y┴OHU UL.

They trust their wealth and grow more and more bold in their wickedness.' - TehillÝm 52:7

'Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows.' - Proverbs 13:11

'Upright people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth passes on to the upright.' - Proverbs 13:22

'The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.' - Proverbs 21:20

'The man who loves wisdom brings happiness to his father, but if he hangs around with prostitutes, his wealth is wasted.' - Proverbs 29:3

'Y┴OHU UL gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness to those who please him. But if a sinner becomes wealthy, Y┴OHU UL takes the wealth away and gives it to those who please Him. Even this, however, is meaningless, like chasing the wind.' - Ecclesiastes 2:26

'Those who love money will never have enough. How absurd to think that wealth brings true happiness! The more you have, the more people come to help you spend it. So what is the advantage of wealth - except perhaps to watch it run through your fingers!' - Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

'People who live only for wealth come to the end of their lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day they were born.' - Ecclesiastes 5:15

'And it is a noble thing to receive wealth from Y┴OHU UL and the health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life - that is indeed a gift from Y┴OHU UL.' - Ecclesiastes 5:19

'Y┴OHU UL gives great wealth and honor to some people and gives them everything they could ever want, but then he doesn't give them the health to enjoy it. They die, and others get it all! This is meaningless - a sickening tragedy.' - Ecclessiastes 6:2

'Yes, a person is a fool to hoard up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with Y┴OHU UL.' - Luke 12:21

'Quick wealth is not a blessing in the end.' - Proverbs 20:21

To be continued....

     'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'Those who love money will never have enough. How absurd to think that wealth brings true happiness! The more you have, the more people come to help you spend it. So what is the advantage of wealth - except perhaps to watch it run through your fingers!' - Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

'People who boast of their wealth don't comprehend, that they will die like the animals.' - TehillÝm 49:20

'Quick wealth is not a blessing in the end.' - Proverbs 20:21

Your Character Trait for Today -

Carefulness -

Remembering that greed crouches at the door of every heart.

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I will always safeguard myself from all kinds of lusts, especially the lust for money which now I know is the root of all kinds of evil. Naked came I into this world, and naked will I depart, and all the wealth in this world cannot make anyone happy unless he learns the virtue of contentment. I now fully realize that everything that Y┴OHU ABÝ gives me daily is sufficient for my present happiness, and so I am always grateful to my Y┴OHU ABÝ in everything!

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes of Inheritance

24.

Giving double-portion to the firstborn male among the children is no longer applicable today, the 90's.

Answer: False

     Y┴OHU UL in His Word firstly revealed His delight with firstborns in this one of the preliminary passages in BereshÝt (Genesis):

     'But Abul brought fat portions from some of the FIRSTBORN of his flock. Y┴OHU UL looked with favor on Abul and his offering.' - Genesis 4:4

Firstborn male offsprings are the firstfruits of the male parents' vigor and prowess, and it is but only right to offer back to Y┴OHU UlhÝm all the firstfruits of our increases.

And when Y┴OHU UlhÝm allowed Abaddˇn (the Destroyer) to slay all the firstborn male children of the Egyptians, He protected all the firstborn male children of Yaoshor˙l by means of the blood.

'He (Y┴OHU UL) permissively slew down all the firstborn of Egypt, the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham.' - TehillÝm 78:51

     And so, Y┴OHU UL takes claim to all the firstborn males of Yaoshor˙l, man or animal alike.

     'Consecrate to Me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the YaoshorulÝtes (Israelites) belongs to Me, whether man or animal.' - Exodus 13:2

     'Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats. You must give Me the firstborn of your sons.' - Exodus 22:29

     'For all the firstborn are Mine. When I slew down all the firstborn in Egypt, I set apart for Myself every firstborn in Yaoshor˙l (Israel), whether man or animal. They are to be Mine. I am Y┴OHU UlhÝm.' - Numbers 3:13

     'Every firstborn male in Yaoshor˙l (Israel), whether man or animal, is Mine. When I slew down all the firstborn in Egypt, I set them apart for Myself. And I have taken the Levites in place of all the firstborn sons in Yaoshor˙l.' - Numbers 8:17-18

     And Y┴OHU UlhÝm has clearly given orders in His Word as regards the right of the firstborn male child to receive his double portion in the sharing of the parents' estate among heirs.

     'If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love, when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love.

     He must acknowledge the son of his unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father's vigor. The right of the firstborn belongs to him.' - Deuteronomy 21:15-17

     On the other hand, Reuben, though Y┴OHU-caf's firstborn, lost his firstborn rights for having defiled his father's marriage bed, and Y┴OHU-caf transferred the rights to Y┴OHU-saf (Joseph) in replacement.

     'The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (he was the firstborn, but when he defiled his father's marriage bed, his rights as firstborn were given to the sons of Y┴OHU-saf son of Yaoshor˙l (Israel); so he could not be recorded in the genealogical list that would be accordance with his birthright, and though YAOH┌-dah (Judah) was the most powerful of his brothers and a ruler came from him, the rights of the firstborn belonged to Y┴OHU-saf).' - 1 Chronicles 5:1-3

     And Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is often referred to as Y┴OHU UL's Firstborn in the Scriptures.

'I will also appoint Him My Firstborn, The most exalted of the kings of the earth.' - TehillÝm 89:27

And Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA will also be reckoned as Yaoshor˙l's (Israel's) Firstborn Son:

     'And I will pour out on the house of Dßoud and the inhabitants of Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem) a spirit of favor and supplication. They will look on Me, the One they have pierced, and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son.' - Zochar-Y┴OHU 12:10

     In His Human birth, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA was the firstborn Son of Maoro-Úm, and being the firstborn Son, He therefore becomes the anointed Son of Y┴OHU UL and also of His birth parents.

     'And she (Maoro-Úm) gave birth to her Firstborn, a Son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.' - Luke 2:7

     As it is written in the Law of Y┴OHU UL, 'Every firstborn male is to be consecrated (set apart) to Y┴OHU UL.' - Luke 2:23

     And Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is often titled as the Firstborn in the Scriptures, not only in terms of primogeniture but also in the context of primacy and supremacy among all, and furthermore, being the first in everything.

     'For those Y┴OHU UL foreknew He also predetermined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the Firstborn among many brethren.' - Romans 8:29

     In the following passage, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is referred to the Firstborn over all creation, not in the sense that He was created but in the context of His reigning supreme over all creation.

     'He (YAOH┌SHUA) is the express image of the invisible Y┴OHU UL, the Firstborn (the Prime) over all creation.' - Colossians 1:15

     Abaddˇn, the Destroyer, is also referred to as the 'destroyer of firstborn' -

     'By faith he kept the Pˇsqayao (Passover) and the sprinkling of blood, so the Destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Yaoshor˙l (Israel).' - Hebrews 11:28

     And the Oholyßo (Congregation) of Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers) is also referred to in the Scriptures as the Congregation of the Firstborn, Who is YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Y┴OHU UL's Firstborn.

     'You have come to the Oholyßo (Congregation) of the Firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to Y┴OHU UL, the Judge of all men, to the spirits of upright men made perfect.' - Hebrews 12:23

     And Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is also referred to as the Firstborn from the dead, meaning, the Prime to rise from the dead in His resurrection, Who has conquered death and hell.

     'And He (YAOH┌SHUA) is the Head of the body, the Oholyßo (Congregation); He is the Beginning and the Firstborn from among the dead, so in everything He might have the supremacy.' - Colossians 1:18

     'And again, when Y┴OHU UL brings His Firstborn into the world, He says, 'Let all Y┴OHU UL's angels worship Him.' - Hebrews 1:6

     'And from YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who is the Truthful Witness, the Firstborn from the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him Who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood.' - Revelation 1:5

     Firstborn male children are supposed to be given double portion in the sharing of the father's estate because of the added responsibility given to them by Y┴OHU UL in caring for the material and spiritual needs of the siblings and the widowed mother, as the case may be.

     Parents and the other siblings must prepare the firstborn male child for this responsibility, and Y┴OHU UL gives the firstborn male children the enablement and desire to be protective of and caring for their siblings and aged parents, precisely because of their calling and scriptural role in the family.

     Yes, even in the New Covenant, the principle of added responsibility and double portion rights of the firstborn are still operative, even today, in the 90's.

To be continued....

     'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

     'He (YAOH┌SHUA) is the express image of the invisible Y┴OHU UL, the Firstborn (the Prime) over all creation.' - Colossians 1:15

     As it is written in the Law of Y┴OHU UL, 'Every firstborn male is to be consecrated (set apart) to Y┴OHU UL.' - Luke 2:23

     'You have come to the Oholyßo (Congregation) of the Firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to Y┴OHU UL, the Judge of all men, to the spirits of upright men made perfect.' - Hebrews 12:23

Your Character Trait for Today -

Responsibility -

Using all my energies to fulfill the expectations of those who are counting on me.

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today - 'I will diligently fulfill my scriptural role in the family as Y┴OHU UL has prescribed in His Holy Word, and do best my humble part in Y┴OHU UL's Congregation of the Firstborn, realizing that it isn't rank that matters but how each performs his assigned tasks and duties unto Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA - the Firstborn of all creation. So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes of Inheritance

25.

Upon retirement, parents should spend their time wholly on vacations, holidays and luxurious ocean liners.

Answer: False

     Since our lessons here are in the context of us Yaoh˙shuahÝm or believers in the Messiah YAOH┌SHUA, the answer is absolutely in the negative.

     But for those in the world, the unregenerate majority, that would be their common ambition, making the attractions and allures of this evil world as their heaven on earth, pinning their hopes on the world system and what it can miserably offer them. It is their substitute for the actual heavenly City of Y┴OHU UL.

     But for us, Yaoh˙shuahÝm, we are expected by our Y┴OHU Abuh˙l (our Father) to live by faith in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, since we have been justified by His 'DAM' (blood), till we be conformed to His image and character.

     'The just shall live by his faith.' - Habkoßk 2:4b

     'Have faith in Y┴OHU UL,' YAOH┌SHUA answered. - Mark 11:22

     'For in the Glorious Message, a rectitude from Y┴OHU UL is revealed, a rectitude that is by faith from first to last, as it is written: 'The just shall live by faith.' - Romans 1:17

     But how do we actually live by faith in Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA?

     'What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. Y┴OHU UL gave His approval to people in days of old because of their faith.

     By faith we comprehend that the whole universe was formed at Y┴OHU UL's command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.

     It was by faith that Ab˙l brought a more acceptable offering to Y┴OHU UL than Cain did. Y┴OHU UL accepted Abul's offering to show that he was an upright man. And although Abul is long dead, he still speaks to us because of his faith.

     It was by faith that Kanˇch was taken up to heaven without dying Ś 'surprisingly, he disappeared because Y┴OHU UL took him.' But before he was taken up, he was approved as pleasing to Y┴OHU UL.

     So, you see, it is impossible to please Y┴OHU UL without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that Y┴OHU UL exists and that He rewards those who heartily seek Him.

     It was by faith that Nˇkha built an ark to save his family from the flood. He obeyed Y┴OHU UL, Who warned him about something that had never happened before. By his faith he condemned the rest of the world and was made right in Y┴OHU UL's sight.

     It was by faith that Abruhßm obeyed when Y┴OHU UL called him to leave home and go to another land that Y┴OHU UL would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. And even when he reached the land Y┴OHU UL promised him, he lived there by faith Ś for he was like a foreigner, living in a tent.

     And so did Y┴OHUtz-kaq and Y┴OHU-caf, to whom Y┴OHU UL gave the same promise. Abruhßm did this because he was confidently looking forward to a City with eternal foundations, a City designed and built by Y┴OHU UL.

     It was by faith that Soroßh together with Abruhßm was able to have a child, even though they were too old and Soroßh was barren. Abruhßm believed that Y┴OHU UL would keep his promise. And so a whole nation came from this one man, Abruhßm, who was too old to have any children Ś a nation with so many people that, like the 'cocavÝm' (s-ars) of the sky and the sand by the shore, there is no way to count them.

     All these faithful ones died without receiving what Y┴OHU UL had promised them, but they saw it all from afar and welcomed the promises of Y┴OHU UL. They agreed that they were no more than foreigners and nomads here on earth. And obviously people who talk like that are looking forward to a country they can call their own.

     If they had meant the country they came from, they would have found a way to go back. But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why Y┴OHU UL is not ashamed to be called their Y┴OHU UL, for He has prepared a heavenly City for them.

     It was by faith that Abruhßm offered Y┴OHUtz-kaq as a sacrifice when Y┴OHU UL was proving him. Abruhßm, who had received Y┴OHU UL's promises, was ready to sacrifice his only son, Y┴OHUtz-kaq, though Y┴OHU UL had promised him, 'Y┴OHUtz-kaq is the son through whom your offsprings will be counted.'

     Abruhßm assumed that if Y┴OHUtz-kaq died, Y┴OHU UL was able to bring him back to life again. And in a sense, Abruhßm did receive his son back from the dead.

     It was by faith that Y┴OHUtz-kaq blessed his two sons, Y┴OHU-caf and Esau. He had confidence in what Y┴OHU UL was going to do in the future.

     It was by faith that Y┴OHU-caf, when he was old and dying, blessed each of Y┴OHU-saf's sons and bowed in worship as he leaned on his staff.

     And it was by faith that Y┴OHU-saf, when he was about to die, confidently spoke of Y┴OHU UL's bringing the people of Yaoshor˙l out of Egypt. He was absolutely sure of it that he commanded them to carry his bones with them when they left!

     It was by faith that Mehush˙a's parents hid him for three months. They saw that Y┴OHU UL had given them an unusual child, and they were not afraid of what the king might do.

     It was by faith that Mehush˙a, when he grew up, refused to be treated as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. He preferred to share the oppression of Y┴OHU UL's people in place of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin.

     He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of ha-MEHUSHKH┴Y than to own the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to the great reward that Y┴OHU UL would give him. It was by faith that Mehush˙a left the land of Egypt. He was not afraid of the king.

     Mehush˙a kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the One Who is invisible. It was by faith that Mehush˙a commanded the people of Yaoshor˙l to keep the Pˇsqayao (Passover) and to sprinkle blood on the doorposts so the messenger of death would not kill their firstborn sons.

     It was by faith that the people of Yaoshor˙l went right through the Red Sea as though they were on dry ground. But when the Egyptians followed, they were all drowned.

     It was by faith that the people of Yaoshor˙l marched around Yericho seven days, and the walls came crashing down.

     It was by faith that Rahab the prostitute did not die with all the others in her city who refused to obey Y┴OHU UL. For she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.

     Well, how much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the tales of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Shuamsˇn, Yaphthßk, Dßoud, Samu-┌l, and all the prophets. By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what Y┴OHU UL had promised them.

     They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to vigor. They became powerful in battle and put whole armies to flight.

     Women received their loved ones back again from death. But others relied upon Y┴OHU UL and were tortured, preferring to die rather than turn from Y┴OHU UL and be free. They pinned their hope in the resurrection to a better life.

     Some were mocked, and their backs were cut open with whips. Others were chained in dungeons. Some died by rocks, and some were sawed in half; others were killed with the sword. Some went about in skins of sheep and goats, hungry and oppressed and maltreated. They were too upright for this world.

     They wandered over deserts and mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground.

     All of these people we have mentioned received Y┴OHU UL's approval because of their faith, yet none of them received all that Y┴OHU UL had promised.

     For Y┴OHU UL had far better things in mind for us that would also benefit them, for they can't receive the prize at the end of the race until we finish the race.' - Hebrews 11:1-40

     And besides, Y┴OHU UL declares that anyone who prefers the pleasures, fun and allures of this present evil world with all its attractions is making himself an enemy of Y┴OHU UL.

     'You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward Y┴OHU UL? Anyone who prefers to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of Y┴OHU UL.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 4:4

     So how should we Yaoh˙shuahÝm live then, even to old age?

     'First of all, you must comprehend that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, 'Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.'

     But they deliberately forget that long ago by Y┴OHU UL's Word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and annihilated.

     By the same Word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the Day of Judgment and annihilation of wicked men.

     But do not forget this vital thing, dear friends: With Y┴OHU UL a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. Y┴OHU UL is not slow in keeping His promise, as some comprehend slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

     But the day of Y┴OHU UL will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be consumed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.

     Since everything will be consumed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and clean lives as you look forward to the Day of Y┴OHU UL and speed its coming.

     That day will bring about the annihilation of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of rectitude.

     Therefore, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with Him.' - 2 Kßfos (Peter) 3:3-14

     'Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure condition.

     But grow in the favor and knowledge of our Molkhi˙l and Savior YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y.

     To Him be glory both now and forever! Am-nßm.' - 2 Kßfos (Peter) 3:17-18

To be continued....

     'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

     'Since everything will be consumed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and clean lives as you look forward to the Day of Y┴OHU UL and speed its coming.

     That day will bring about the annihilation of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of rectitude.

     Therefore, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with Him.' - 2 Kßfos (Peter) 3:11-14

     'But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why Y┴OHU UL is not ashamed to be called their Y┴OHU UL, for He has prepared a heavenly City for them.' - Hebrews 11:16

     'There are many rooms in the home of My Y┴OHU ABÝ (Father), and I am going to prepare a place for you. If this were not so, I would tell you plainly.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 14:2

     'Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the Holy City, the New Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem), coming down from Y┴OHU UL out of heaven like a beautiful bride prepared for her husband.

     I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, 'Look, the home of Y┴OHU UL is now among His people! He will live with them, and they will be His people. Y┴OHU UL Himself will be with them.

     He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the old world and its evils are gone forever.'

     And the One upon the throne said, 'Look, I am making everything new!' And then He said to me, 'Write down this, for what I tell you is reliable and true.'

     And He also said, 'It is finished! I am the ┴lef and the Tav Ś the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give the springs of the water of life without charge! All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their Y┴OHU UL, and they will be My children.

     But the fainthearted who turn away from Me, and unbelievers, and the corrupt, and murderers, and the immoral, and those who practice witchcraft, and idol worshipers, and all liars Ś their doom is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death.' - Revelation 21:1-8

Your Character Trait for Today -

Availability -

Rejecting ambitions that hinder us from being where Y┴OHU UL needs our support and services.

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'My goal in life is to dwell in the house of Y┴OHU UL forever, and spend eternity with Him. I have been long dead to the allures of this world and the world too has reckoned me as dead and unfit for it, for the life I now live is exclusively for the glory of Y┴OHU UL in everything. My goal is Y┴OHU UL's heaven itself, and not the substitute 'heavens' that this rotten world offers, which are soon to perish, anyway.

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes of Inheritance

26.

Those who speculate in the stock market will finally end up where they began, with nothing.

Answer: True

     There are two ways of gathering up riches, man's way and Y┴OHU UlhÝm's way. There are also two places where you may gather up your riches, on earth or in heaven.

And there are also two motives for gathering up riches, one prompted by greed, the other for the glory of Y┴OHU UlhÝm and for the furtherance of His Kingdom on earth.

There is also a fine line between investment and speculation. One makes an investment when he puts his money in a legitimate enterprise, in the belief that such kind of endeavor will render products or services which are beneficial to others, and receiving dividends or other income in return, as reward.

Speculation, on the other hand, is like gambling, and is motivated by greed for quick profits and easy financial kill, by hedging on future possible gains or losses on stocks, bonds or currencies.

Much of the world's current financial crises are spawned by greedy currency speculators, who bet one currency against another, at the expense of millions who are impoverished through their market manipulations.

But people who engage in such speculative practices are gambling their lives away and will end up where they begun, with nothing.

'Continual plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation leads to poverty.' - Proverbs 21:5

'Wealth from gambling quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows.' - Proverbs 13:11

'We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth for someone else to spend.' - TehillÝm 39:6

'Those who are wise must finally die, just like the foolish and senseless, leaving all their wealth behind.

The grave is their eternal home, where they will stay forever. They may name their estates after themselves, but they leave their wealth to others.' - TehillÝm 49:10-11

'For when they die, they carry nothing with them. Their wealth will not follow them into the grave.' - TehillÝm 49:17

'Don't try to get rich by extortion or robbery. And if your wealth increases, don't make it the focus of your life.' - TehillÝm 62:10

'Honor Y┴OHU UL with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces.' - Proverbs 3:9

'Y┴OHU UL gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness to those who please Him. But if a sinner becomes wealthy, Y┴OHU UL takes the wealth away and gives it to those who please Him. Even this, however, is meaningless, like chasing the wind.' - Ecclesiastes 2:26

'This is the case of a man who is all alone, without a child or a brother, yet who works hard to gain as much wealth as he can. But then he asks himself, 'Who am I working for? Why am I giving up so much happiness now?' It is all so meaningless and depressing.' - Ecclesiastes 4:8

'Those who love money will never have enough. How absurd to presume that wealth brings true happiness! The more you have, the more people come to help you spend it. So what is the advantage of wealthŚexcept perhaps to watch it run through your fingers!' - Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

'People who live only for wealth come to the end of their lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day they were born.' - Ecclesiastes 5:15

'And it is a beneficial thing to receive wealth from Y┴OHU UL and the sound health to enjoy it. To be happy in your work and accept your lot in life Ś that is indeed a gift from Y┴OHU UL.' - Ecclesiastes 5:19

'Y┴OHU UL gives great wealth and honor to some people and gives them everything they could ever want, but then He doesn't give them the health to delight in it. They die, and others get it all! This is meaningless Ś a sickening tragedy.' - Ecclesiastes 6:2

'But in the end her businesses will give their profits to Y┴OHU UL. Her wealth will not be hoarded but will be used to provide delectable food and fine clothing for Y┴OHU UL's priests.' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU (Isaiah) 23:18

'Their violence will fall back on them as punishment for their wickedness. None of these proud and wicked people will survive. All their wealth will be swept away.' - Kozoqi˙l (Ezekiel) 7:11

'How terrible it will be for you who get rich by unjust means! You believe your wealth will buy security, putting your families beyond the reach of danger.' - Habkoßk 2:9

'The thorny ground represents those who hear and accept the Glorious Message, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the cares of this life and the lure of wealth, so no crop is produced.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 13:22

'Those who love pleasure become poor; wine and luxury are not the way to riches.' - Proverbs 21:17

'The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.' - Proverbs 21:20

'Prefer a fine reputation over great riches, for being held in high esteem is better than having silver or gold.' - Proverbs 22:1

'Don't weary yourself trying to get rich. Why waste your time? For riches can disappear as though they had the wings of a bird! - Proverbs 23:4-5

'My child, hearken and be wise. Keep your heart on the right course. Do not carouse with drunkards and gluttons, for they are on their way to poverty. Too much sleep clothes a person with rags.' - Proverbs 23:19-21

'It is better to be poor and honest than rich and crooked.' - Proverbs 28:6

'A person who makes money by charging interest will lose it. It will end up in the hands of someone who is kind to the poor.' - Proverbs 28:8

'A greedy person tries to get rich quick, but it only leads to poverty.' - Proverbs 28:22

'Greed causes fighting; depending upon Y┴OHU UL leads to prosperity.' - Proverbs 28:25

'Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing. But a curse will come upon those who close their eyes to poverty.' - Proverbs 28:27

'The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.' - Proverbs 21:5

'He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich - both come to poverty.' - Proverbs 22:16

'A stingy man is eager to get rich, and is unaware that poverty awaits him.' - Proverbs 28:22

To be continued....

     'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

     'A person who makes money by charging interest will lose it. It will end up in the hands of someone who is kind to the poor.' - Proverbs 28:8

     'A greedy person tries to get rich quick, but it only leads to poverty.' - Proverbs 28:22

     'People who live only for wealth come to the end of their lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day they were born.' - Ecclesiastes 5:15

     'What does it benefit a man even if he gains the whole world yet forfeits his own soul? Or, what can a person give in exchange for his soul?' - Man-Y┴OHU 16:26

Your Character Trait for Today -

Contentment -

Valuing Y┴OHU UL-given relationships more than earthly material riches.

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I now shun all kinds of speculative gains and profits at the expense of others, fully realizing that personal enrichment at the loss, suffering and impoverishment of my fellowmen will be to my own loss and sorrow eventually.

I am happily contented with whatever Y┴OHU UlhÝm gives me daily and I lovingly share whatever He gives me with those in need.

I always walk by Y┴OHU UlhÝm's principles of love and generosity towards my fellowmen and not by greed for personal enrichment and gain.

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes of Inheritance

27.

Your money in the bank, stock market or mutual-fund or bond investments is actually merely in cyberspace, imaginary.

Answer: True

     Yes, 'cyberspace' is that imaginary world where things are neither here nor there but exist merely in machines, your mind and databases.

When you put your money in the bank, your money then goes to cyberspace, represented only by paper notations and other records.

If, for example, the computer system bogs down or goes corrupt, or when financial meltdowns occur, where is the money then?

Same way when you invest in stocks, bonds and other securities, your investments are spirited into cyberspace, where they are actually neither here nor there nor anywhere else except in the imaginary world of the global networking system.

That's why it is stupid to put your trust upon worldly wealth for they can easily disappear, and the Scriptures cannot be wrong in this.

     'Don't weary yourself trying to get rich. Why waste your time? For riches can disappear as though they had the wings of a bird!' - Proverbs 23:4-5

     'Those who love money will never have enough. How absurd to believe that wealth brings true happiness! The more you have, the more people come to help you spend it. So what is the advantage of wealth Ś except perhaps to watch it run through your fingers!

     People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much. But the rich are always worrying and seldom get a quiet night's sleep.

     There is another serious problem I have seen in the world. Riches are sometimes hoarded to the harm of the hoarder, or they are put into risky investments that turn sour, and everything is lost.

     In the end, there is nothing left to pass on to one's children. People who live only for wealth come to the end of their lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day they were born.' - Ecclessiastes 5:10-15

     'So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life Ś whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing? Look at the birds. They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Y┴OHU AB feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are! Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Absolutely not!

     And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Shua-ˇlmoh in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.

     And if Y┴OHU UL cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you? You have so little faith!

     So never worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these matters? Your heavenly Y┴OHU AB already knows all your needs, and He will give you all you need from day to day if you live for Him and make the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL your paramount concern.

     So never worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:25-34

     'Sell what you have and give to those in need. This will gather up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven have no holes in them. Your treasure will be safe Ś no thief can steal it and no moth can consume it. Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.' - Luke 12:33-34

     'Look here, you rich people, weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you. Your wealth is rotting away, and your fine clothes are moth-eaten rags. Your gold and silver have become worthless.

     The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh in hell. This treasure you have accumulated will be used as evidence against you on the day of judgment. For look! Hear the cries of the field workers whom you have cheated of their pay. The wages you held back cry out against you. The cries of the reapers have reached the ears of Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo (the Commander of Heaven's Armies).

     You have spent your years on earth in luxury, satisfying your every whim. Now your hearts are nice and fat, ready for the slaughter. You have condemned and killed upright people who had no power to defend themselves against you.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 5:1-6

And what does Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA say to those who trust upon their material wealth in cyberspace and in this world?

     'I know everything that you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, I will spit you out of My mouth!

     You say, 'I am rich! I have everything I want! I don't need a thing!' And you don't realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.

     I advise you to buy gold from Me Ś gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be truly rich. And also buy white garments so you will not be shamed by your nakedness. And buy ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see.

     I am the One Who corrects and disciplines everyone I love. Be diligent and turn from your indifference.

     Look! Here I am at the door and knocking. If you hear Me calling and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal as friends. I will invite everyone who is victorious to sit with Me on My throne, just as I was victorious and sat with My Y┴OHU ABÝ (Father) on His seat of authority.

     Anyone who is willing to hear should hearken to the 'R┌KHA' (Spirit) and comprehend what the 'R┌KHA' is saying to the congregations.' - Revelation 3:15-22

What is the best attitude in life then, after renouncing bondages to riches in cyberspace and other worldly wealth?

     'Even so, I have noticed one thing, at least, that is appreciable. It is all right for people to eat well, drink a fine glass of wine, and delight in their work Ś whatever they do under the sun Ś for however long Y┴OHU UL lets them live.

     And it is a noble thing to receive wealth from Y┴OHU UL and the sound health to take delight in it. To be happy in your work and accept your lot in life Ś that is indeed a gift from Y┴OHU UL.

     People who do this rarely look with sorrow on the past, for Y┴OHU UL has given them reasons to be happy!' - Ecclessiastes 5:18-20

Trust solely in Y┴OHU UL, never in imaginary riches, and be contented in whatever Y┴OHU UL provides daily for your happiness!

To be continued....

     'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

     'A person who makes money by charging interest will lose it. It will end up in the hands of someone who is kind to the poor.' - Proverbs 28:8

     'A greedy person tries to get rich quick, but it only leads to poverty.' - Proverbs 28:22

     'People who live only for wealth come to the end of their lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day they were born.' - Ecclesiastes 5:15

     'What does it benefit a man even if he gains the whole world yet forfeits his own soul? Or, what can a person give in exchange for his soul?' - Man-Y┴OHU 16:26

     'Yet true religion with contentment is great wealth! After all, we didn't bring anything with us when we came into the world, and we surely cannot carry anything with us when we die.

     So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful lusts that plunge them into ruin and doom.

     For the love of money is at the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

     But you, Y┴OHU-tam, belong to Y┴OHU UL; so run from all these evil things, and follow what is right and noble. Pursue a holy life, along with faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.

     Fight the noble fight for what we believe. Hold tightly to the eternal life that Y┴OHU UL has given you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam (Timothy) 6:6-12

     'Tell those who are rich in this world not to be proud and never to trust in their money, which will soon be gone. But their trust should be in the living Y┴OHU UL, who richly gives us all we need for our delight.

     Tell them to use their money to do kindness. They should be rich in kind works and should give generously to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever Y┴OHU UL has given them.

     By doing this they will be gathering up their treasure as a solid foundation for the future so they may take hold of real life.' - 1 Y┴OHU-tam 6:17-19

Your Character Trait for Today -

Responsibility -

Knowing how and when to use the resources Y┴OHU UL has given me as His trustee.

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

     'My trust will always solely rest upon Y┴OHU UL Shua-ˇdai, my eternal Source and Provider, and never in riches nor material wealth which can all easily perish or be lost.

I now realize that with Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA in and with me, all my needs are well provided for, and I therefore do not fear nor worry about food, clothing or money.

Freely I have received from Y┴OHU UL, freely do I give and in doing so, I gather eternal treasures in heaven where my heart and thoughts always are.

     So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes of Inheritance

28.

Giving to the needy is one way of gathering up your own treasures in heaven.

Answer: True

     'Honor Y┴OHU UL with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces. Then He will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with the select wine.' - Proverbs 3:9-10

     'There should be no poor among you, for Y┴OHU your UL will greatly bless you in the land He is giving you as a special heritage.' - Deuteronomy 15:4

     'But if there are any poor people in your towns when you arrive in the land Y┴OHU your UL is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them.' - Deuteronomy 15:7

     'But there will always be some among you who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share your resources freely with the poor and with other Yaoshorulites in need.' - Deuteronomy 15:11

     'If your neighbor is poor and has only a cloak to give as security, do not keep the cloak overnight.' - Deuteronomy 24:12

     'Never take advantage of poor laborers, whether fellow YaoshorulÝtes or foreigners living in your towns. Pay them their wages each day before sunset because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they might cry out to Y┴OHU UL against you, and it would be counted against you as sin.' - Deuteronomy 24:14-15

'Y┴OHU UL makes one poor and another rich; He brings one down and lifts another up. He lifts the poor from the dust Ś yes, from a pile of ashes! He treats them like princes, placing them in seats of honor.

'For all the earth is Y┴OHU UL's, and He has set the world in order.' - 1 Samu-┌l 2:7-8

'For the needy will not be forgotten forever; the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 9:18

'Proud and wicked people spitefully oppress the poor. Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 10:2

Y┴OHU UL replies, 'I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for Me to do.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 12:5

'The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek Y┴OHU UL will praise Him. Their hearts will exult with eternal gladness.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 22:26

'I will praise Him from the bottom of my heart: Y┴OHU UL, who can compare with You? Who else rescues the weak and helpless from the fierce? Who else protects the poor and needy from those who want to rob them?' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 35:10

'The wicked draw their swords and aim their bows to kill the poor and the oppressed, to slaughter those who do right.' - TehillÝm (Psalms) 37:14

'Oh, the gladness of those who are kind to the poor. Y┴OHU UL rescues them in times of trouble!' - TehillÝm 41:1

'He (Y┴OHU UL) will rescue the poor when they cry to Him; He will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.' - TehillÝm 72:12

'Don't let the downtrodden be continually disgraced! But let these poor and needy ones give praise to Your Sh˙am (Name).' - TehillÝm 74:21

'Give fair judgment to the poor and the orphan; Uphold the rights of the oppressed and the impoverished. Rescue the poor and helpless; Deliver them from the grasp of evil people.' - TehillÝm 82:3-4

'But He (Y┴OHU UL) rescues the poor from their distress And increases their families like vast flocks of sheep.' - TehillÝm 107:41

'It is sin to despise one's neighbors; blessed always are those who help the poor.' - Proverbs 14:21

'Those who oppress the poor insult their Creator (Y┴OHU UL), but those who help the poor honor Him.' - Proverbs 14:31

'Those who mock the poor insult their Creator (Y┴OHU UL); those who are glad at the calamity of others will be punished.' - Proverbs 17:5

'It is better to be poor and honest than to be a fool and dishonest.' - Proverbs 19:1

'If you help the poor, you are lending to Y┴OHU UL Ś and He will repay you!' - Proverbs 19:17

'Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.' - Proverbs 21:13

'Blessed be those who are generous, because they feed the poor.' - Proverbs 22:9

'A person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor or by showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty.' - Proverbs 22:16

'Do not rob the poor because they are poor or exploit the needy in court.' - Proverbs 22:22

'A poor person who oppresses the poor is like a pounding rain that devastates the crops.' - Proverbs 28:3

'It is better to be poor and honest, than the rich yet corrupt.' - Proverbs 28:6

'Rich people picture themselves as wise, but their real poverty is evident to the poor.' - Proverbs 28:11

'Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing. But a curse will come upon those who close their eyes to poverty.' - Proverbs 28:27

'The upright know the rights of the poor; the wicked don't care to know.' - Proverbs 29:7

'A king who is fair to the poor will have a long reign.' - Proverbs 29:14

'Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.' - Proverbs 31:9

'If you see a poor person being oppressed by the powerful and justice being miscarried throughout the land, don't be surprised! For every official is under orders from higher up, and matters of justice only get entangled in red tape and bureaucracy.' - Ecclessiastes 5:8

     And it was precisely by their maltreatment of the poor that the children of Yaoshor˙l were exiled by Y┴OHU UL from their land:

     'The leaders and the princes will be the first to feel Y┴OHU UL's judgment. 'You have ruined Yaoshor˙l, which is My vineyard. You have taken advantage of the poor, filling your barns with grain forcefully taken from helpless people.' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU (Isaiah) 3:14

     'They deprive the poor, the widows, and the orphans of justice. Yes, they rob widows and fatherless children!' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU 10:2

     'He (Y┴OHU UL) will defend the poor and the exploited. He will rule against the wicked and annihilate them with the breath of His mouth.' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU (Isaiah) 11:4

     'I (Y┴OHU UL) will feed the poor in My meadow; the needy will lie down in peace. But as for you, I will wipe you out with famine. I will ruin the few who remain.' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU 14:30

     'What should we tell the enemy messengers? Tell them that Y┴OHU UL has built Yaoh˙shua-olÚym (Jerusalem), and that the poor of His people will find refuge in its walls.' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU 14:32

     'But to the poor, O Y┴OHU UL, You are a refuge from the tempest. To the needy in affliction, You are a protection from the rain and the heat. For the oppressive acts of merciless people are like a tempest beating against a wall.' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU 25:4

     'The humble will be filled with fresh gladness from Y┴OHU UL. Those who are poor will be glad in the Holy One of Yaoshor˙l.' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU 29:19

     'When the poor and needy search for water and there is none, and their tongues are parched from thirst, then I, Y┴OHU UL, will answer them. I, Y┴OHU UL Yaoshor˙l, will never forsake them.' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU 41:17

     'I want you to share your food with the hungry and to welcome poor wanderers into your homes. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.' - Yaosh˙aY┴OHU 58:7

     And even Sodom was annihilated because of their indifference to the miserable plight of the poor:

     'Sodom's sins were pride, laziness, and gluttony, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door.' - Kozoqi˙l (Ezekiel) 16:49

     'Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and poor people. And do not make evil plans to harm each other.' - ZochßrY┴OHU. 7:10

     And Molkhi˙l YAOHUSHUA taught that giving money to the poor is the way we gather treasures in heaven:

     'YAOH┌SHUA told him, 'If you want to be perfect, go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.'' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 19:21

     And the Glorious Message was primarily intended to be proclaimed first to the poor, the oppressed and afflicted:

'The 'R┌KHA-Y┴OHU' (Spirit of Y┴OHU UL) is upon Me, for He has appointed Me to proclaim the Glorious Message to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the downtrodden will be freed from their oppressors.' - Luke 4:18

Then YAOH┌SHUA turned to his disciples and said,

'Y┴OHU UL blesses you who are poor, for the Kingdom of Y┴OHU UL is given to you.' - Luke 6:20

     And Y┴OHU UL sent His special emissary to honor the prayers of and generosity of Cornelius to the poor:

     Cornelius looked at him in terror. 'What is it, sir?' he asked the angel. And the angel replied, 'Your prayers and gifts to the poor have not gone unnoticed by Y┴OHU UL!' - Acts 10:4

     And Emissary Sha˙l also emphasized the importance of helping those who are in need, by our working hard in their behalf, by spending our lives in order to alleviate the sufferings of the poor:

     'And I have been a continual example of how you can help the poor by working hard. You should remember the words of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' - Acts 20:35

     'You know how full of love and kindness our Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y was. Though He was very rich, yet for your sakes, He became poor, so by means of His poverty He could make you rich!' - 2 Corinthians 8:9

As the Scriptures say,
'Upright people give generously to the poor.
Their kind deeds will never be unrecalled.' - 2 Cor. 9:9

     'The only thing they reminded me of was that we should always remember to help the poor, and I have surely been eager to do exactly that.' - Galatians 2:10

     And Y┴OHU UL honors the faith of the poor:

     'Yaoh˙shuahÝm who are poor should be glad, for Y┴OHU UL has honored them.' - Y┴OHU-caf (James) 1:9

And Y┴OHU UL forbids our being partial toward the rich to the insult of the poor:

     'Pay attention to me, dear brethren. Hasn't Y┴OHU UL selected the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren't they the ones who will inherit the kingdom Y┴OHU UL promised to those who love Him? And yet, you insult the poor man! Isn't it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court?' - Y┴OHU-caf ( James) 2:5-6

     And Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA, though He criticized the greed of the Pharisees and Sadducees, yet He commended the poor widow who gave all she had to the Temple treasury, while denouncing the rich for their being poor unto Y┴OHU UL:

     'While YAOH┌SHUA was in the Temple, He watched the rich people putting their gifts into the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two cents. 'I assure you,' He said, 'this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.' - Luke 21:1-4

To be continued....

     'Ol Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'YAOH┌SHUA told him, 'If you want to be perfect, go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.'' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 19:21

'Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing. But a curse will come upon those who close their eyes to poverty.' - Proverbs 28:27

     'If you help the poor, you are lending to Y┴OHU UL Ś and He will repay you!' - Proverbs 19:17

'Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.' - Proverbs 21:13

'Blessed be those who are generous, because they feed the poor.' - Proverbs 22:9

Your Character Trait for Today -

Generosity -

Giving a gift that is cherished by both the receiver and the giver as well.

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I now decide to give priority to the needs of those around me and will give to those who are really poor, fully realizing that it is my way of honoring my Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, out of the abundance He gives me, which I freely share to others in need.

I believe that when my priorities and motives are in line with Y┴OHU UL's perfect will, He always gives whatever I ask for, and my happiness is made full.

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes of Inheritance

29.

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Answer: True

     'Sell what you have and give to those in need. This will gather up a treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven have no holes in them. Your treasure will be safe Ś no thief can steal it and no moth can ruin it.

     For wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.' - Luke 12:33-34

     You will know what really preoccupies your hearts and minds by what you always think about, talk about and by what affects you emotionally. For whatever that is, it is the one that is most treasurable to you. Therein your heart and mind are continually fixed.

Yet the greatest commandment has never changed:

     'You must love Y┴OHU UL with all of your heart, with all of your mind, all your soul and with all your vigor.' - Mark 12:30

     In practical terms, this means that Y┴OHU UL should always have the highest priority and given utmost value in our hearts, minds and souls and all our energies should be focused upon Him alone. Everything else is by and for Him - Y┴OHU UL.

'You must worship Y┴OHU your UL; and serve only Him.'' - Luke 4:8

Let us not be like those pretenders who confess that they worship Y┴OHU UL but their actions reveal otherwise.

'These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far away.

Their worship is a farce, for they replace Y┴OHU UL's commands with their own man-made teachings.' - Mark 7:7

     And neither should money, wealth and worldly riches take the place of Molkhi˙l YAOHUSHUA in our hearts.

     'No one can serve two bosses. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both Y┴OHU UL and money.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:24

While others make their families, their children, relatives, spouses or lovers their idols.

Do not make your family, your spouse, children or lovers your idols!

     'If you love your father or mother more than you love Me, you are not worthy of being Mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than Me, you are not worthy of being Mine.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 10:37

     Worship of 'Relatives, Incorporated' can easily be detected when a believer receives a command from Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA and is contradicted by the spouse, or by the son, daughter, lover, friends or other relatives.

     When the Words of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA are ignored simply because close relatives aren't in agreement, that shows that the believer does not give proper value and importance to His Words but treats them as though spoken by ordinary folks around. No genuine love for Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA in that case.

Whoever obeys Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA is the one who truly loves Him, not the one who merely claims he 'loves' Him.

     YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'All those who love Me will DO what I say. My Y┴OHU ABÝ (Father) will love them, and We will come to them and live with them. Anyone who doesn't love Me will not do what I say. And remember, My words are not My own. This message is from Y┴OHU ABÝ Who sent Me.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 14:23-24

     But the most common undetected idol of all is the SELF. There are lots of people who are lovers of themselves more than lovers of Y┴OHU UL, and they profess that they worship Y┴OHU UL, yet hardly deny themselves anything which Y┴OHU UL requires in His Word.

     'If you want to be My follower you must love Me more than your own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and female siblings Ś yes, more than your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be My disciple.' - Luke 14:26

     'Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who despise their lives in this world will keep it for eternal life.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 12:25

One who always thinks so much of himself, cares too much for himself and what gratifies himself, whether food, pleasure, things or praises of men, such a person worships not Y┴OHU UL but his own SELF and whatever will give himself physical pleasure and gratification.

     Worship of SELF is commonly observed in gluttony, lust for sexual pleasures and adulteries, and lust for the material things that this world offers.

     'So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual sin, impurity, lust, with shameful desires. Don't be greedy for the fine things of this life, for that is idolatry.' - Colossians 3:5

     Then YAOH┌SHUA said to the disciples, 'If any of you wants to be My follower, you must deny yourself, bear your own stake, and come, follow Me.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 16:24

     YAOH┌SHUA replied, 'All those who love Me will DO what I say. My Y┴OHU ABÝ (Father) will love them, and We will come to them and live with them. Anyone who doesn't love Me will not do what I say. And remember, My words are not My own. This message is from Y┴OHU ABÝ Who sent Me.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam (John) 14:23-24

     And what does Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA require of you in His Word:

     'Sell what you have and give to those in need. This will gather up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven have no holes in them. Your treasure will be safe Ś no thief can steal it and no moth can ruin it.

     For wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.' - Luke 12:33-34

     This is not a recommendation but a command from Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA Himself.

     'The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field Ś and to get the treasure, too!' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 13:44

     'Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about earthly matters.' - Colossians 3:2

'You must worship Y┴OHU your UL; and serve only Him.'' - Luke 4:8

To be continued....

     'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'YAOH┌SHUA told him, 'If you want to be perfect, go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.'' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 19:21

'Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing. But a curse will come upon those who close their eyes to poverty.' - Proverbs 28:27

'If you help the poor, you are lending to Y┴OHU UL Ś and He will repay you!' - Proverbs 19:17

'Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.' - Proverbs 21:13

'Blessed be those who are generous, because they feed the poor.' - Proverbs 22:9

Your Character Trait for Today -

Generosity -

Giving a gift which requires self sacrifice, in honor of Y┴OHU UlhÝm.

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I will always make sure that I really treasure Y┴OHU UL in my heart, mind, soul and spirit, giving Him first priority and utmost value in my life, much more than my close relatives, more than money and things, my job, house, belongings and much more than even my own SELF.

I will keep my thoughts focused upon Y┴OHU UL and matters in His Kingdom, and honor Him always by my giving and helping the poor, the widows, orphans and indwelling foreigners, and especially my fellow Yaoh˙shuahÝm (believers).

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

Knowing the Scriptural Purposes of Inheritance

30.

Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA declared that every person is a fool who gets rich here on earth but remain poor in heaven.

Answer: True

'Stop fooling yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world's norm, you will have to become a fool so you can become wise by Y┴OHU UL's norm.' - 1 Corinthians 3:18

'What sorrows await you who are rich, for you have your only happiness now. What sorrows await you who are satisfied and prosperous now, for a time of awful hunger is before you. What sorrows await you who laugh carelessly, for your laughing will turn to mourning and sorrow. What sorrows await you who are praised by the crowds, for their forefathers also praised false prophets.' - Luke 6:24-26

'When you give a gift to someone in need, don't shout about it as the hypocrites do Ś blowing trumpets in the synagogues and along the roads to call attention to their acts of charity! I assure you, they have received all the reward they will ever get.

But when you give to someone, don't tell your left hand what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in secret, and your Y┴OHU ABÝ (Father), Who knows all secrets, will reward you.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 6:2-4

'If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give it up for Me, you will find it.' - Man-Y┴OHU (Matthew) 10:39

'And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of My followers, you will surely be rewarded.' - Man-Y┴OHU 10:42

'If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for My sake and for the sake of the Glorious Message, you will find true life.' - Mark 8:35

YAOH┌SHUA felt genuine love for this man as He looked at him. 'You lack only one thing,' He told him. 'Go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.' - Mark 10:21

'For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give My life as a ransom for many.' - Mark 10:45

'Well, then,' YAOH┌SHUA said, 'give to Caesar what belongs to him. But everything that belongs to Y┴OHU UL must be given to Y┴OHU UL.' - Mark 12:17

'Give what you have to anyone who asks you for it; and when things are taken away from you, don't try to get them back.' - Luke 6:30

'If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed over, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving Ś large or smallŚit will be used to measure what is given back to you.' - Luke 6:38

'So give to the needy what you greedily possess, and you will be clean all over.' - Luke 11:41

'The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and ruin. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.' - Y┴OHU-khßnam 10:10

'And I have been a continual example of how you can help the poor by working hard. You should remember the words of the Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' - Acts 20:35

'Yes, each of us will have to give a personal account to Y┴OHU UL.' - Romans 14:12

'You must each make up your own mind as to how much you should give. Don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For Y┴OHU UL loves the person who gives cheerfully.' - 2 Corinthians 9:7

'So never get tired of doing what is right. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.' - Galatians 6:9

'If you are a thief, stop stealing. Begin using your hands for honest work, and then give generously to others in need.' - Ephesians 4:28

'So why do you call Me 'Molkhi˙l' (Ruler) when you won't obey Me? I will show you what it's like when someone comes to Me, hearkens to My teaching, and then obeys Me. It is like a person who builds a house on a solid foundation laid upon the underlying rock.

When the floodwaters rise and break against the house, it remains firm because it is well built.

But anyone who hears and doesn't obey is like a person who builds a house without a foundation. When the floods sweep down against that house, it will crumble into a heap of ruins!' - Luke 6:46-49

Then he said, 'Beware! Don't be greedy for what you don't have. Real life is not measured by how much we own.'

And He gave an object lesson: 'A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. In fact, his barns were full to overflowing. So he said, 'I know! I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I'll have room enough to hoard everything. And I'll sit back and say to myself, My friend, you have enough hoarded away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!'

But Y┴OHU UL said to him, 'You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get it all?'

Yes, a person is a fool to hoard up earthly wealth but is not rich unto Y┴OHU UL.

Sell what you have and give to those in need. This will gather up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven have no holes in them. Your treasure will be safe Ś no thief can steal it and no moth can consume it. Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.

Be dressed for service and well prepared, as though you were waiting for your Chief to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let Him in the moment he arrives and knocks.

There will be special favor for those who are ready and waiting for His return. I tell you, He himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit to eat! He may come in the middle of the night or just before dawn. But whenever He comes, there will be special favor for his servants who are ready!

Know this: A homeowner who knew exactly when a burglar was coming would not permit the house to be broken into. You must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.'

Kßfos asked, 'Molkhi˙l, is this object lesson just for us or for everyone else?'

And ha-Molkhi˙l replied, 'I'm talking to any faithful, sensible servant to whom the Chief gives the responsibility of managing His household and feeding His family. If the Chief returns and finds that the servant has done a fine job, there will be a reward. I assure you, the Chief will put that servant in charge of all He owns.

But if the servant thinks, 'My Chief won't be back for a while,' and begins oppressing the other servants, partying, and getting drunk Ś well, the Chief will return unannounced and unexpected. He will tear the servant apart and banish him with the unfaithful. The servant will be severely punished, for though he knew his duty, he refused to do it.

But people who are not aware that they are doing wrong will be punished only lightly. Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given.' - Luke 12:15-21;33-48

'But He (Y┴OHU UL) will pour out His anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and practice evil deeds.' - Romans 2:8

'So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual sin, impurity, lust, and shameful desires. Don't be greedy for the alluring things of this life, for that is idolatry!

Y┴OHU UL's terrible anger will come upon those who do such deeds. You used to do them when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, lewd behavior, slander, and dirty language.

Don't lie to each other, for you have discarded away your old evil nature and all its wicked deeds. In its place you have clothed yourselves with a brand-new nature that is continually being renewed as you learn more and more about hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, Who created this new nature within you.' - Colossians 3:5-10

'Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the Holy City, the New Yaoh˙shua-olÚym, coming down from Y┴OHU UL out of heaven like a beautiful bride prepared for her Groom.

I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, 'Look, the home of Y┴OHU UL is now among His people! He will dwell with them, and they will be His people. Y┴OHU UL Himself will be with them.

He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the old world and its evils are gone forever.

And the One upon the throne said, 'Look, I am making everything new!'

And then He said to me, 'Write down this, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.' And He also said, 'It is finished! I am the Alef and the Tav Ś the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty, I will give the springs of the water of life without charge!

All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their Y┴OHU UL, and they will be My children. But cowards who turn away from Me, and unbelievers, and the corrupt, and murderers, and the immoral, and those who practice witchcraft, and idol worshipers, and all liars Ś their doom is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death.'

Then one of the seven angels who held the seven bowls containing the seven last plagues came and said to me, 'Come with me! I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.'

So he took me in spirit to a great, high mountain, and he showed me the Holy City, Yaoh˙shua-olÚym, coming down out of heaven from Y┴OHU UL. It was filled with the glory of Y┴OHU UL and sparkled like a priceless gem, so clear like jasper.' - Revelation 21:1-11

No temple could be seen in the City, for the Molkhi˙l Y┴OHU UL Tzavulyßo and the Lamb are its Temple. And the City has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of Y┴OHU UL illuminates the City, and the Lamb is its light.

The nations of the earth will walk in its light, and the rulers of the world will come and bring their glory to it. Its gates never close at the end of day because there is no night. And all the nations will bring their glory and honor into the City.

Nothing evil will be allowed to enterŚno one who practices shameful IDOLATRY and dishonesty Ś but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.

And the angel showed me a pure river with the water of life, clear as glass, flowing from the throne of Y┴OHU UL and of the Lamb, flowing down the middle of the main road. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.

No longer will anything be cursed. For the throne of Y┴OHU UL and of the Lamb will be there, and His servants will worship Him. And they will see His face, and His Sh˙am (Name) will be written on their foreheads.

And there will be no night thereŚno need for lamps or sun Ś for ha-Molkhi˙l Y┴OHU UL will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever.

Then the angel said to me, 'These words are dependable and true: Ha-Molkhi˙l Y┴OHU UL, Who tells his prophets what the future holds, has sent His angel to tell you what will happen soon.'

'Look, I am coming soon! Blessed be those who obey the prophecy written in this scroll.'

I, Y┴OHU-khßnam, am the one who saw and heard all these. And when I saw and heard all these, I fell down to worship the angel who showed them to me. But again he said, 'No, don't worship me! I am a servant of Y┴OHU UL, just like you and your brothers the prophets, as well as all who obey what is written in this scroll. Worship only Y┴OHU UL!'

Then he told me, 'Do not seal up the prophetic words you have written, for the time is approaching. Let the one who is doing wrong continue to do wrong; the one who is vile, continue to be vile; the one who is upright, continue to do what is right; and the one who is holy, continue in holiness.'

'See, I am coming soon, and my reward is with Me, to repay all according to their deeds. I am the Alef and the Tav, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.'

Blessed be those who wash their robes so they can enter through the gates of the City and eat the fruit from the Tree of Life.

Outside the City are the dogs Ś the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie.

I, YAOH┌SHUA, have sent My angel to give you this message for the congregations. I am both the Source of Dßoud and the heir to his throne. I am the Bright Morning 'Cocßv' (s-ar).'

The 'R┌KHA' and the bride say, 'Come.' Let each one who hears them say, 'Come.' Let the thirsty ones come Ś anyone who wants to.

Let them come and drink the water of life without charge. And I solemnly declare to everyone who hears the prophetic words of this book: If anyone adds anything to what is written here, Y┴OHU UL will add to that person the plagues described in this book.

And if anyone removes any of the words of this prophetic book, Y┴OHU UL will remove that person's share in the Tree of Life and in the Holy City that are described in this book.

He Who is the Faithful Witness to all these says, 'Yes, I am coming soon!'

Am-nßm! Come, Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA!

The unmerited favors of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA be with you all!'

- Rev. 21:22-22:21, Holy Scriptures

You all are now set free, delivered, and made whole!

'Beh hol-Sh˙am' (in the Name of) YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

Your Scripture-Engrafting Passage for Today -

'If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed over, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving Ś large or smallŚit will be used to measure what is given back to you.' - Luke 6:38

'So give to the needy what you greedily possess, and you will be clean all over.' - Luke 11:41

'If you are a thief, stop stealing. Begin using your hands for honest work, and then give generously to others in need.' - Ephesians 4:28

'And I have been a continual example of how you can help the poor by working hard. You should remember the words of the Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' - Acts 20:35

'Outside the City are the dogs Ś the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the IDOLATERS, and all who love to live a lie.' Revelation 22:15

Your Character Trait for Today -

Generosity -

Giving the right amount at the right time and for noble purposes, which will be beneficial to the recipient, and glorifying Y┴OHU UlhÝm with my freewill gift.

Your Vocal Affirmation for Today -

'I now make a personal commitment to adhere to Y┴OHU UlhÝm's scriptural principles in regard to giving and receiving inheritances, gifts, tithes, offerings and other financial matters, that I may exhibit the Person and character of Molkhi˙l YAOH┌SHUA in me and reflect His generosity, love and kindness in the way I relate with everyone.

So please always help me do Your will, Y┴OHU Abuh˙l, am-nßm!'

     Please do always keep on spreading the Word about our Y┴OHU UL, the true Creator, and His genuine Messiah YAOH┌SHUA!

     May Y┴OHU UL bless, prosper, enrich, encourage and highly reward all those among you who actively and prayerfully support His work through these humble services of proclaiming His original 'Sh˙am' (Name) to the world!

     Glorify Y┴OHU UL with me, let us exalt His Sh˙am together!

     Y┴OHU, Y┴OHU, how excellent is Your Sh˙am in all the earth!

     OL SH┌AM YAOH┌SHUA hol-MEHUSHKH┴Y, am-nßm!

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